Sunday, 1 March 2015

Heritage events news from Conor Nelligan

Hi All,

Date/Time Wednesday 04th March 2015 at 20:00
Event: "William Reeves: A Notable Charleville-born Scholar"
Location: The Library, Main Street, Charleville, Cork
Additional Information: Professor Padraig O' Riai, Emeritu

Date/Time Friday 06th March 2015 at 19:30
Event: Illustrated Lecture: "Coachford & District: The World War I Experience (with new material)"
Coachford National School, Coachford, Co. Cork
Additional Information: This lecture will be given by Anthony Greene and should prove a most fascinating insight into World War 1 and its impact on this local area. The event has been organised by ACR Heritage and all are most welcome on the night. Further information can be obtained by

Date/Time Saturday 07th March 2015 from 11am to 5pm
Event: Exhibition and Lectures on Fermoy's War - World War I
Location: Palace Theatre, Fermoy Community Youth Centre, Fermoy
Additional Information: Interest is growing in the World War 1 event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at the Palace Theatre in Fermoy. The event will not only serve to remind us of those who died in the war, but is particularly concerned to commemorate those who survived the war and returned to Fermoy, Mitchlestown and the local villages and town lands. If you know of anyone who fought in the war and survived, we particularly look forward to welcoming you. The Western Front Association will conduct research into military records. If you want to research an ancestor, to do so and to make the most of their expertise and their findings, please provide as much information as possible, such as date of birth, service number, the name of the regiment. This is a great opportunity for people to reflect on those who returned from battle to a changed world where their story was not to be told and who had to, as a result, bear their burden of horror and mayhem in silence. We will create a dynamic wall of commemoration to honour the survivors of the war and hope that you will help us add as many names as possible to it on the day. Every local family had some experience of the war and most knew somebody directly involved in it. This one-day event will be an opportunity to add these survivors of the war to the historical record. Military service research, remarks and talks by military historians, memorabilia and personal experiences of learning about this historical period will be the order of the day. For more information, please contact Kieran Barry at (025) 32042 and see the attached poster

Date/Time Sunday 08th March 2015 from 12 noon to 4pm
Event: Tree Planting Event in Macroom
Location: Macroom Golf Clubhouse, Macroom, Co. Cork
Additional Information: National Tree Week, from March 1st to 8th inclusive, is a weeklong promotion of our native Irish Trees and all the heritage and splendor they encompass. Throughout the County of Cork, local schools, Tidy Town Groups and Community Councils will be busy planting trees in recognition of the week and thanks to Ted Cook and the Macroom & District Environmental Group, on Sunday March 8th, from 12 noon to 4pm, anyone and everyone is welcome to attend a community planting project in Macroom's castleground, directly opposite the Macroom Golf Clubhouse. People can try their hand at planting a tree so bring a packed lunch; a few gardening tools and of course dress for all seasons!

Date/Time Thursday 12th March 2015 at 20:30
Event: Illustrated Lecture: The Life and Times of John B. Keane by Billy Keane
The Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Additional Information: One of Ireland's most prolific literary figures, John B. Keane lived most of his life in Listowel, where as a publican he was provided with a rich source of inspiration for his humerous and passionate plays, novels and short stories. His vast list of plays include The Field, Sive, Many Young Men of Twenty, Big Maggie and many more. He also wrote many fine novels. A member of Aosdána and a founding member of the Society of Irish Playwrights, he won many awards for his literature, including a Gradam medal, the Abbey Theatre's highest award, in 1999. Well-known broadcaster and journalist Billy Keane is, like his father, a publican and novelist. He too possesses a fountain of knowledge on the colourful characters of his native Listowel. Rather than following in his father's footsteps he sees himself as walking beside his father. Who better to speak on the life and times of John B? This event has been organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage and all are most welcome to attend. 
Date/Time Tuesday 10th March 2015 from 10am to 8pm
Event: Cultural and Heritage Studies Open Day at CSN 
Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Tramore Road, Cork City
Additional Information: For a number of years now CSN has been running a very popular and very successful course entitled "Cultural and Heritage Studies". There will be an open day on Tuesday 10th March for all to attend and to find out more about the course. This course which covers archaeology, folklore, local history and much more "is an exciting, entertaining, deep exploration of Irish culture that provides students with the skills, knowledge and practical know-how". For more information visit the CSN Website.

Date/Time Monday 16th March 2015 at 20:00
Event: Landmarks of East and Mid Muskerry
Location: Ballincollig Rugby Club, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Tim O' Brien will give a fascinating talk on the key historic features of the Muskerry local area. Attendance on the night is €3 (annual subscription for all lectures €10). Event organised by the Muskerry Local History Society, for more information contact Rod MacConaill (086 1089524) or Dermot Lucey (087 9331135).

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All the best for now.

Le meas,


Conor Nelligan 
Heritage Officer 

Heritage Unit, Planning Dept. Floor 3, 
County Hall, Carrigrohane Rd. Co. Cork


Phone:      021 4285905

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