Friday, 20 November 2015

UPCOMING HERITAGE EVENTS:


Date/Time October up until 18th December 2015; Mon-Fri from 10:00 to 17:30
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Event: 'Moments in Time' local archives exhibitionLocation: Cork City and County Archives, Séamus Murphy Building, Blackpool, Cork City 

Additional Information: The Exhibition contains a selection of unique documents and photographs, documenting and celebrating each 'Moment in Time' when a local person or organisation, 100 years ago, put ink onto paper, to create their records of their activities and observations. It is also a tribute to all of those who ensured that the historical record has been preserved and passed down, eventually finding a permanent home in the Cork City and County Archives. The exhibition contains unique documents and photos from 1915 relating to some Cork soldiers of the First World War, the rise of nationalism and the Irish Volunteer movement, industrial and commercial archives, local government in Cork City and Cork County, and items related to daily life at that time.

Cork City and County Archives Exhibition

Date/Time Monday 23rd November 2015 at 20:00
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Event: Event: Book Launch - "Stair Seanachas Baile Gharbháin - Ballygarvan Historically" - by Tom Ryan Location: Ballygarvan New National School, Ballygarvan, Co. Cork

Additional Information: A wonderful book launch takes place on the evening of Monday 23rd November in Ballygarvan. The book, entitled "Stair Seanachas Baile Gharbháin - Ballygarvan Historically" is packed full of interesting information and author Tom Ryan has undertaken a wonderful piece of work. All are welcome to attend

Date/Time Wednesday November 25th 2015 at 11:30
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Event: Cork Sportsmen and World War 1Location: Bishopstown Library, Bishopstown, Cork City 

Additional Information: Local Historian Billy Murphy will give a fascinating insight into 'Cork Sportsmen and World War 1' in a talk he will give in Bishopstown Library on Wednesday 25th November. The event has been organised by the Bishopstown Historical Society and please contact the library for booking/further information
Cork City and County Archives Exhibition

Date/Time Wednesday 25th November 2015 at 19:00
Event: Book Launch: "Wells, Graves & Statues: Exploring the heritage and Culture of Pilgrimage in Medieval and Modern Cork City"Location: St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork


Additional Information: The launch of Dr Louise Nugent & Dr Richard Scriven's new book on the pilgrim sites of Cork city will take place on Tuesday 25th November. The book is entitled "Wells, Graves, & Statues: Exploring the heritage and culture of pilgrimage in medieval and modern Cork" and has been supported by Cork City Council's Heritage Section. The publication, in addition to detailing matters regarding the City, also discusses a number of sites in the County such as St Gobnaits pilgrimage at Ballyvourney and St Johns well at Carrigaline. All are welcome to attend on the night.

Pilgrimage

Date/Time Wednesday 25th November 2015 at 20:30
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Event: Illustrated Talk - 'Political Beginnings of the GAA in West Cork (1880 - 1916)' - by Tom Lyons Location: The Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Additional Information: With the Gaelic revival at the end of the nineteenth century came a renewed interest, not only in the Irish language, but in all things Irish, including the national sports of hurling and football. This led to the formation of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884. This lecture will focus on the political lead-up to the founding of the GAA, its political leanings from 1884 to 1916 and its involvement in the 1916 Rising, as well as the beginnings of the GAA in West Cork in 1887 and the people involved.
A native of Dunmanway, Tom Lyons has lived in Clonakilty since 1975 and was Principal of Darrara National School from 1975 until 2005. Having played football with Dohenys and Clonakilty, he went on to train Clonakilty teams from 1975 onwards and became Secretary and PRO of the Clonakilty GAA Club, Chairperson and PRO of West Cork Underage Board and Coaching Officer of the West Cork Junior Board. A GAA journalist with the Southern Star for the past 30 years, he has published widely on the history of the GAA in West Cork. His latest book, The Quest for Little Norah, launched earlier this year, records the history of the South West Junior Football Championship from 1949 to 1997.
This event has been organised by Dúchas Heritage Clonakilty and all are welcome to attend.


Date/Time Thursday 26th November 2015 from 14:00 to 20:30
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Event: 'Letters of 1916 - a year in a life' Cork Launch Location: UCC, Cork

Additional Information: A wonderful 1916 themed event takes place in UCC on Thursday 26th November 2015. Here people can explo0re life in Ireland 100 years ago and indeed contribute to a crowdsourced history project. The day will feature a number of individual events including talks by UCC's John Borgonovo and Gabriel Doherty. Click here for more information on this free event; all are welcome to attend.
Date/Time Thursday 26th November 2015 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk - " Great Cork Exhibition of 1902: A Snapshot of Edwardian Cork" - by Tom Spalding
Location: Cork Airport Hotel, Ballinhassig, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Tom Spalding, author and historian, is giving a lecture entitled " Great Cork Exhibition of 1902: A Snapshot of Edwardian Cork". The event has been organised by the Ballygarvan History Society and all are welcome to attend on the night (admission €5 to cover costs).
Date/Time Thursday December 3rd 2015 from 13:00 to 14:00
Event: 
UCC & the First World War (6th Annual Lunchtime Commemorative Recital) 
Location: Aula Maxima, UCC, Cork
Additional Information: The 6th Annual Lunchtime Commemorative Recital (UCC and the First World War) will take place in UCC on Thursday 3rd December. It is a recital to feature poetry, music and song, marking the impact of WWI on the University Community. All are welcome to attend.
UCC & the First World War

Date/Time Thursday 3rd December 2015 at 20:00
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Event: Illustrated Lecture: Blarney Parish RecordsLocation: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál (Blarney Secondary School), Blarney, Co. Cork

Additional Information: Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled : 'Blarney Parish Records'. This is an up to date presentation containing many new items of interest from the Parish Records. The speaker is our well-known local librarian, Mr. Richard Forrest. Everyone is welcome to attend and listen as he explores the treasure trove of these fascinating local records Enquiries to Brian Gabriel 087 2153216
Date/Time Friday 4th December 2015 at 20:00

Event: Kinsale History Society Members Night and Record LaunchLocation: Acton's Hotel, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Additional Information: Organised by the Kinsale History Society, the Kinsale Record (Journal) will be launched. For more information email dermotryankinsale@gmail.com.
Date/Time Thursday 7th January 2016 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Lecture: The Unknown Warrior of Westminister Abbey
Location: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál (Blarney Secondary School), Blarney, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled : 'The Unknown Warrior of Westminster Abbey.' The Unknown Warrior or The Unknown Soldier is buried in Westminster Abbey in London and was a victim of the First World War. Gerry White, of the Cork Branch of the Western Front Association, asks 'Could he have been from Cork?' This is the illustrated story of that warrior and his times. All are welcome to hear this fascinating story from the First World War. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel 087 2153216

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