Heritage Events News

Date/Time Friday 30th January 2015 at 20:00
Event: AGM of the Ballygarvan and District Local History Society
Radisson Park Hotel, Cork Airport, Co. Cork
Additional Information: AGM of the Ballygarvan and District Local History Society. For further information contact Secretary Tom Ryan - email thomasf11ryan@gmail.com.

Date/Time Friday 30th January 2015 beginning at 18:30
Event: An Evening commemorating Seán Clárach Mac Domhnaill
Location: The Booney House, Churchtown, Mallow, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The Seán Clárach Event, organised by the Churchtown Historical and Heritage Society, takes place in the Booney House, Churchtown, on Friday 30th January, commencing at 18:30. A full programme is planned for the night which will include a presentation by Liam Ó Murchú (U.C.C.) and Mr. Jimmy Crowley (Cork Songwriter and Historian) will sing several Jacobite songs. Several local musicians will also entertain on the night. Seán Clárach, born in Churchtown in 1691, became a most prominent Irish Poet and was considered by his peers in the early 18th century as being the Príomh-Éigeas na Mumhan or Chief Poet of Munster. This event is free of charge by courtesy of CHURCHTOWN HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE SOCIETY. Booking is advisable - please contact Noel Linehan on 022 48249 or email noellinehan123@gmail.com.

Date/Time Sunday 01st February 2015 beginning at 17:00
Event: Launch of the Lusitania Centenary Commemorative Events in Cobh for 2015 
Location: Cobh (various), Co. Cork
Additional Information: "On St. Brigid's Day, 1st February 2015, Cobh will launch four months of Lusitania centenary commemorative events that will take place along the Cork coast. This event was originally planned for 1st January.
On 7th May 1915, Cobh, known at the time as Queenstown was to witness the aftermath of the sinking of the Lusitania by a torpedo fired by the German submarine U 20. People witnessed first-hand the trauma and heartbreak as the dead, injured and bereaved were brought into a community that responded with courage and compassion. The Lusitania Peace Memorial in Cobh epitomises the efforts made by people to rescue survivors, recover bodies and comfort the bereaved.
On Sunday 1st February 2015, the carillonneur of St. Colman's Cathedral Adrian Gebruers will present a recital on the 49 bells of the cathedral commencing at 5 pm. Then a short recital by Cobh Confraternity Band in the Promenade in Cobh Town Centre will be followed by a short ceremony where the 1198 victims of the wartime tragedy will be remembered. At 6 pm schoolchildren will read the names of the 169 victims buried in the Old Church Cemetery in Cobh as the Irish Coastguard launch flares from the quayside in Cobh and from the ramparts of Fort Mitchel on Spike Island. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the ceremony".