Quay Co-op COLLECTION
Quay Co-op COLLECTION
Quay Co-op Cork
The Quay Co-op opened on Sullivan's Quay in Cork in May 1982. The Quay Co-op was established as a Workers’ Co-operative which brought together gay men and lesbians, women’s groups, left-wing organisations, environmental and anti-nuclear groups. The building housed a cafe, bookshop, food co-op, women’s place and meeting rooms which were used by various ‘ alternative’ groups in the city. The Quay Co-op provided an important base for the further development of the Cork LGTB community and for social change movements in the city.
Arthur Leahy Collection
1980s Poster for Quay Co-op Cork, advertising activities including Vegetarian Cafe, Bookshop, Food Co-op and Women's Place
Poster for benefit night for Quay Co-op on Friday 2 March 1985
Window display marking 33 years of Quay Co-op Sullivan's Quay Cork, taken May 2015.
1982 document about the Quay Co-operative Cork. Outlines the structure of the Quay Co-op and the various projects operating there. It makes the case for outside financial support for the creation of a number of new jobs in the Co-op.
Spring 1984 Cork Edition of Quare Times Lesbian/Gay Magazine. Quare Times was initiated by the Dublin Gay Collective. This edition was produced by people linked with the Quay Co-op in Cork.
12 page listing of the gay books held in the Quay Co-op bookshop in 1988, including an order form. Also included is a letter requesting information on books listed (name and address redacted).
Arthur Leahy and Donal Sheehan in the Quay Co-op in Cork at launch of Kieran Rose's book (Diverse Communities) in 1995. Arthur and Donal were involved in the establishment of the Cork Gay Collective (1980) and the Quay Co-op (1982).
Donal Sheehan painting the Quay Co-op prior to its opening in 1982. The Quay Co-op was established as a workers co-op by a range of gay, feminist, environmentalist and left-wing activists. The building on Sullivan's Quay where the Quay Co-op was…
Speech by Kieran Rose at Donal Sheehan's Funeral in Cork in 2008. Kieran and Donal were both founding members of the Cork Gay Collective and the Quay Co-op. Donal was also a founder of Gay Health Action and the Cork Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
Film clip about the Quay Co-op on Sullivan's Quay Cork. Interviews with Orla Egan and John Dunlea about the significance of the Quay Co-op and the activities there in the 1980s. Clip from Out and About film produced by Frameworks Films.