Date/Time Weekends from July to September 14th 2015
See the RNLI "Hope in the Great War" Exhibition at Camden Fort Meagher 
Location: Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven
Additional Information: Internationally recognised as being "one of the finest remaining examples of a Coastal Artillery Fort in the world" Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven hosts the RNLI "Hope in the Great War" Exhibition each Saturday and Sunday throughout July. An ideal way for families and young children to learn about the astounding work of RNLI volunteers during the First World War. The exhibition focuses on heroic rescue stories told in an atmospheric multimedia display and brought to life by community art projects. Camden Fort Meagher is proud to have been chosen as the only location in Ireland to host this UK based interactive exhibition in 2015! Click here for further details on the exhibition. The fort is open every weekend until September 14th and is an ideal family day out with lots to see and do, including underground tunnels and chambers, exhibitions and harbour view Tearooms. There is also a full line-up of events throughout the summer with live music, military re-enactments and more! Admission: €5 per adult, €4 for 4-18 years old and children under 4 go free. For times and further information, click on http://camdenfortmeagher.ie/ or follow us on Facebook!

Date/Time Saturday 22nd August 2015 from 14:00 to 16:00
Curach agus Kayak Workshop
Location: Meitheal Mara, Crosse's Green, Cork City
Additional Information: Did you know that there are around 10 different types of curach? And for its size, it is one of the best sea-boats in the world. From his workshop, Padraig Ó Duinnín gives an insight into the building of and heritage of native boats. An raibh a fhios agat gur ann do timpeall 10 gcineál curach difriúla? Agus dá mhéid, go bhfuil sé ar cheann de na báid-farraige is fearr ar domhan! Óna cheardlann, tugann Padraig Ó Duinnín léargas ar thraidisiún tógála agus dearradh na mbád dúchasacha. Is ócáid dátheangach í seo. This is a bilingual event and please note that booking is advised by emailingeolas@gael-taca.com or by phoning 021 4310841. Thanks to Meitheal Mara and Gael Taca for facilitating the event.

Date/Time Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th August 2015
National Heritage Week 
Location: Over 50 locations throughout the County
Additional Information: Over 162 events have been registered for the County of Cork this year as part of National Heritage Week, the highest yet. To see the full list of events see the attached County Cork Heritage Week Events Guide 2015. Any updates/amendments to events will be featured on www.corkcoco.ie/heritage available to view by clicking here and be sure to check the site regularly.

Date/Time Tuesday 1st September 2015 at 18:30
Mallow Field Club visit Annakissa Church and Clenor Graveyard
Location: meet at 18:30 at the Mallow Garda Station, Mallow, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The Mallow Field Club is taking a field trip to visit Annakissa Church and Clenor Graveyard on Tuesday 1st September. The event will be guided by heritage experts Séamus Crowley and Mehaul Magner.

Date/Time 18th to 20th September 2015
Youghal Celebrates History 13th Annual Conference: "The Fitzgeralds of Desmond"
Location: Mall Arts Centre, Town Hall, Youghal, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The 13th Annual Youghal Celebrates History Conference takes place from the 18th to 20th September 2015 and will focus on the "Fitzgeralds of Desmond". A wonderful line up of events and speakers has been organised over the few days and for full information visit www.youghalcelebrateshistory.com.

Date/Time Friday 02nd October 2015 from 10am to 6pm
The 7th Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition
Location: Millenium Hall, City Hall, Cork
Additional Information: For a number of years now a must wonderful event takes place in the City Hall each year, entitled the "Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition". It is a day for the County's hard-working Heritage and Historical Societies to highlight and showcase the heritage they preserve and protect locally to other like-minded groups and indeed to the hundreds of visitors who attend on the day. This year the exhibition will take place on Friday, 2nd October, 2015, and all of the County Heritage Groups are invited to participate on the day. Please see the attached document for more information.

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The Lee Valley Walking Group has organised a delightful variety of heritage walks to take place on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer, in addition to a number of walks which take place fortnightly on a Sunday. The walks are most entertaining and include local information on geology, geomorphology, environment, flora, fauna, archaeology, history and local stories etc. For further information and details of membership fees (one can also pay to attend an event once off) check out the calendar page (leevalleywalking.com)

Lee Valley Walking

Clonakilty Historical Walks: Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage and Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce have come together to provide guided historical walks in Clonakilty Town for visitors, (and locals!), each Wednesday evening for July and August, starting on 1st July. Interested people should meet at 7pm at the Michael Collins statue which is the starting point. No pre-booking required, and the guided walks are completely free of charge.
Fort Camden Meagher is now open for the summer season. For more information click here
Skibbereen Heritage Centre is now open for the summer season. For more information click here

The world's largest Battle Scene of the Battle of Waterloo is currently on display at the 
Toy Solider Factory in Kilnamartyra. For more info see www.toysoliderfactory.ie.

County Cork has a number of wonderful museums which are now open for the summer season including Allihies Copper Mine Museum, Bandon Heritage Centre, Cobh Museum, Clonakilty Museum and Kinsale Museum to name but a few. Be sure to support our museums by paying a visit over the summer months.

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It is hoped that this update has been of interest and all the best for now,

Le meas,


Conor Nelligan
Heritage Officer / 'Ireland 2016' County Coordinator