Friday, 19 February 2016

Heritage events This Week from Conor Nelligan

Date/Time Tuesday 23rd February 2016 at 20:30
Event: 
AGM of Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association 
Location: Independence Museum, Kilmurry, Lissarda, Co. Cork
Additional Information: One of the County's most active heritage groups, the KHAA, is hosting its AGM on the evening of February 23rd. 2016 will be a big year locally and there is certainly much to be discussed. New members always welcome.
Date/Time Wednesday 24th February 2016 at 17:00
Event: 
Lecture: The Aud 
Location: Council Chambers, County Hall, Co. Cork
Additional Information: 
On February 18th 1915, the British Government became aware of the plans for arms to be sent to the Volunteers in Ireland. This lecture, 100 years on, discusses the relevance of the Aud to 1916. Lecture takes place at 5pm.
Date/Time Wednesday 24th February 2016 at 19:00
Event: 
Book Launch - Youghal - by Kieran Groeger
Location: Mall Arts Centre, The Mall, Youghal, Co. Cork
Additional Information: A fascinating photography book on the history of Youghal will be launched on the night by Aileen Murray of the Youghal Socio-Economic Development Group. The book itself, by author Kieran Groeger, "explores the development of the walled town from its importance as a military base and port to its subsequent transformation into a seaside resort". The book contains over 200 images "recalling old shops and industries, schools and institutions, changing streetscapes and the characters that made the town". For enquiries on the book contact the History Press of Ireland by phoning 01 2449470 or by emailing info@thehistorypress.ie.
Youghal - by Kieran Groeger
Date/Time Wednesday 24th February 2016 at 20:00
Event: 
Review of Bandon Historical Journal No. 32 
Location: The Parish Centre, Bandon, Co. Cork
Additional Information: A Review of the wonderful and very popular Bandon Historical Journal (No. 32) will take place on Wednesday 24th February. This event has been organised by Cumann Seanchais na Banndan and all are welcome to attend.
Date/Time Thursday 25th  February 2016 at 20:00
Event: 
Historical Reflection in Carraig na bhFear 
Location: Parish Hall, Carraig na bhFear, Co. Cork
Additional Information: 
On Thursday 25th February, at 8:00pm, John A Mulcahy will give a talk which will be followed by a question and answer session/discussion in the village hall.

Date/Time Friday 26th  February 2016 at 20:00
Event: 
“Pause” 
Location: Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork
Additional Information: 
A new chamber music work entitled "Pause", by Sam Perkin, in commemoration of 1916, will be premiered in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal at 8pm. The event has been organised by the Ortús Chamber Music Festival and is an event which has been supported by the Cork 2016 Initiative.

Date/Time Sunday 28th  February 2016 at 20:00
Event: 
Debut Recital on Cobh Bound Train
Location: Train from Cobh to Cork
Additional Information: 
A new chamber music work entitled "Pause", by Sam Perkin, will be performed on board the Iarnród Éireann train from Cork to Cobh in commemoration of 1916. The event has been organised by the Ortús Chamber Music Festival and is an event which has been supported by the Cork 2016 Initiative.
Date/Time Sunday 28th February 2016 at 19:30
Event: 
The 1916 Lecture - by Gabriel Doherty 
Location: Atkins Hall, Main Street, Dunmanway, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Gabriel Doherty of U.C.C.'s School of History will give an overview of 1916 in his talk 'The 1916 Lecture'. This event has been organised by the Dunmanway Historical Association and all are welcome to attend.
Date/Time Monday 29th  February 2016 at 13:00
Event: ‘Pause’
Location: County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork
Additional Information: 
A new chamber music work entitled "Pause", by Sam Perkin, will be performed at 1pm in the County Library, in commemoration of 1916. Sam Perkin will also deliver a talk on the piece itself. Please be advised that spaces are limited and booking is advisable.
Date/Time Thursday 03rd March 2016 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Lecture: The History of Spike Island and its Future
Location: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál (Blarney Secondary School), Blarney, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled: 'The History of Spike Island and its Future.' Spike Island occupies a key location in lower Cork Harbour, the multi-cultural island has hosted a monastery, a fortress and a prison within its 104 acres, all of which have left their mark amid 1400 years of history. John Mitchel, Irish Fenian & Founder of The United Irishmen was jailed here and 'Little Nellie of Holy God' lived here. All are welcome to hear Tom O'Neill, Historian and Superintendent of Spike Island relate the fascinating story of this amazing place. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel bg1@eircom.net 087 2153216

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