Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ireland's National Heritage Plan Heritage Ireland 2030 - Informational Evening in County Hall

Date/Time: Thursday 14th February 2019 from 17:30 to 19:30
Event: 
Ireland's National Heritage Plan Heritage Ireland 2030 - Informational Evening in County Hall 
Location: Council Chamber, Floor 2, County Hall, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: The Government has recently announced that a new National Heritage Plan is to be undertaken for Ireland, to be titled ‘Heritage Ireland 2030’ and it is encouraged that as many groups and individuals as possible make submissions. In order to support people looking to make a submission, Cork County Council is hosting an information session on Thursday 14th February from 17:30 to 19:30 in the Council Chamber, Floor 2 of the County Hall. This will be an informal event for all of those who love their heritage; where people can drop in and discuss ideas and the type of suggestions that could be included in submissions on the plan. Submissions are welcomed by the Department up until to February 28th and can be received by email (Heritageireland2030@chg.gov.ie); post (Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Custom House, Dublin 1, D01 W6XO) or by online survey viawww.chg.gov.ie/heritage/heritageireland2030. Anyone interested in attending on Thursday 14th February is requested to email conor.nelligan@corkcoco.ie prior to Friday 8th February. All most welcome and it is hoped that a multitude of submissions will be made from the Rebel County.

Illustrated Talk: Explosions in the Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mills

Date/Time: Monday 11th February 2019 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk: Explosions in the Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mills
Location: Rugby Club, Ballincollig, Co. Cork 


Additional Information: Organised by the Muskerry Local History Society, a talk by Frank Donaldson titled 'Explosions in the Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mills' will take place in the Ballincollig Rugby Club, commencing at 8pm. All welcome.

Illustrated Talk: 'Keeping an Eye on Kinsale in 1998

Date/Time: Thursday 7th February 2019 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk: 'Keeping an Eye on Kinsale in 1998' 
Location: Temperance Hall, Kinsale, Co. Cork 


Additional Information: Organised by the Kinsale History Society, a talk by Leo McMahon titled 'Keeping an ey
e on Kinsale in 1998' will take place in the Temperance Hall. All welcome.

Tree Planting Event with Ted Cook

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Date/Time: Monday 28th January 2019 at 12:00 noon
Event: 
Tree Planting Event with Ted Cook
Location: Castlegrounds, Macroom, Co. Cork 


Additional Information: A Brian Ború Oaktree (grafted from the existing ancient Oak of Dalcash) will be planted in Macroom Castlegrounds on Monday 28th January at 12 noon. All welcome to attend and more information contact 086 8789891.

Illustrated Talk: Cork Stories behind the 1918 General Election

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Date/Time: Thursday 24th January 2019 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk: Cork Stories behind the 1918 General Election 
Location: The Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Co. Cork 

Additional Information: This lecture will examine the General Election of 1918 which has been described as both a turning point in Irish history and as a referendum on Irish independence. It will look at this election campaign and its aftermath from a Cork perspective, recounting the stories of local men and women, some of whom are well known and some less so. Dr Aodh Quinlivan is a political scientist who lectures in the Department of Government and Politics at University College Cork. His specialist area is local government and he is the Director of the Centre for Local and Regional Governance. He is the author of six books, the most recently published of which was ‘Dissolved: The Remarkable Story of how Cork lost its Corporation in 1924’ (October 2017). He has two books due to be published in 2019. He lives in Kilmurry with his wife Emmanuelle and three children. The event has been organised by Clonakilty Dúchas Heritage and all welcome to attend.

Illustrated Talk: General Liam Tobin and the Intelligence War in Ireland 1919-1921

Liam Tobin Talk Mitchelstown
Date/Time: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 20:00
Event: Illustrated Talk: General Liam Tobin and the Intelligence War in Ireland 1919-1921 
Location: Town Hall, Thomas Street, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork 


Additional Information: On Wednesday, January 23rd a plaque to Major General Liam Tobin, Director of Intelligence for General Michael Collins during the 1919-1921 War of Independence, will be unveiled at Glenahulla N.S. In conjunction with this event, Dr. Gabriel Doherty, UCC, will present a lecture to Mitchelstown Heritage Society on Liam Tobin and the intelligence war in Ireland from 1919-1921 to coincide with the Centenary of the sitting of the First Dail. Tobin, who's father was from Cloghleafin, Mitchelstown, served as Deputy Director of Intelligence during the War of Independence. a member of the '12 Apolostles', this unit was responsible for the assassination of British agents and officials in Ireland. He served on Collins staff during the Treaty negotiations. Tobin was Chief Pall Bearer at Collins funeral. The lecture to Mitchelstown Heritage Society will be given on Wednesday, 23rd  January in the Town Hall at Thomas Street at 8pm. All are welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served afterwards. a small cover charge applies, this is €5 for Heritage Society members and €7 for the public.

NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK 2019

Sunday opening of Blarney HouseThe Heritage Council have announced the dates and theme for National Heritage Week 2019. 
From 17-25 August 2019 explore Pastimes and Past Times. Take a stroll through history and explore how our free time has evolved in often fascinating ways. Our pastimes today have been shaped by hundreds of years of storytelling, craft, sport and music. Trace the story from fireside audiences thrilled by ancient epics to online communities bonding over boxsets.  See how traditional crafts are growing in popularity as a new generation discovers the joy of hand-making.  Explore hurling’s long journey from Cú Chullainn to Croke Park.  Learn how our modern music festivals have nothing on the hedonism of Donnybrook Fair in the 1800’s! Coordinated by the Heritage Council, National Heritage Week is Ireland’s most popular cultural event with half a million people expected to enjoy over 2,200 heritage events across Ireland.  National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days which promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. During Heritage Week everyone will have the chance to connect with their heritage; to enjoy, appreciate and share it. New event organisers are welcome to get involved.  Visit www.heritageweek.ie to browse event ideas, planning tips and more.  Event registration will open on 1 May 2019.Find out more about being a part of National Heritage Week atwww.heritageweek.ie and to see a full list of event ideas visithttps://www.heritageweek.ie/content/files/100-Event-Ideas-for-Heritage-Week-2019.pdf