The County of Cork has a lot to be proud of from a heritage and commemorative perspective and a few upcoming events in the County Hall will undoubtedly interest a number of people.
Heritage Churches of County Cork (a Cork County Council publication) will be launched on Wednesday 9th December by County Mayor Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea.
County Mayor Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea will also on Monday 14th launch the Cork County 2016 Centenary Commemorative Programme.
On Thursday 10th December there is a talk in the Council Chamber looking at the commemorations held with regard to the 50th Anniversary of the Rising, and the County of Cork will also be in the spotlight on RTÉ 1 television on Sunday 20th December at 20:30.
It would be wonderful to see many of the County’s heritage groups and societies present at one or even a few of these events, all welcome.
Event: Official Launch of Cork County Council's publication "Heritage Churches of County Cork"
Location: Vertigo, Floor 17, County Hall, CorkAdditional Information: Cork County Council's Heritage Unit has recently completed a publication entitled "Heritage Churches of County Cork". The book contains a wealth of information on the heritage churches surrounding us in County Cork and forms the 3rd in the Heritage of County Cork Series, a series which was shortlisted in 2015 for the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. The publication will be officially launched on Wednesday 9th December at 10:30 with the Mayor of the County Cllr. John Paul O' Shea and the Chief Executive Tim Lucey in attendance. All welcome on the day and copies of the book will be available for sale.
Event: "1966 Remembered" - An illustrated talk on the Commemorations of 1966 by David Foley, with reflections from others also involved
Date/Time Thursday 10th December 2015 from 13:30 to 14:30
Location: Council Chamber, County Hall, Cork
Additional Information: The 50th Anniversary of the Easter Rising saw a number of events throughout the Country in 1966 both on the ground and through the medium of television. David Foley will give an insight into some of these commemorations and a number of members of local community groups who have commemorative events proposed for 2016 will recap on their experience of 1966, giving a local flavor to the talk. All are welcome to attend what should be a fascinating lecture.