Sunday, 27 November 2016


Riverstick Community 1916 Commemoration Committee
Plaque Unveiling in Riverstick: 
A plaque will be unveiled in Riverstick  in memory of five men who joined colleagues in Ballinhassig to march to Kilmurry on Easter Sunday 1916. The event commences at 14:30 on Saturday 26th November. All welcome.
Castlelyons Bridesbridge Tidy Towns and Heritage Group
1916 Trees of Remembrance: 
On Sunday November 27th at 5pm a short remembrance ceremony with a cultural element will be held by the village Tidy Towns Group at the Grand Avenue to honour the signatories of the Proclamation.  During the ceremony seven of the hornbeam trees along the Grand Avenue will be assigned to the seven signatories of the Proclamation and a plaque will be unveiled. The 1916 Trees of Remembrance and plaque will be our community’s initiative to ensure an enduring physical legacy in our village of the Commemoration of the 100TH anniversary of the Easter Rising. Light refreshments in the Community Centre will follow.
Cobh 1916 Commemoration Committee
1916 Volunteer Liam O' Brien, Cobh, Remembered: 
A Volunteer from Cobh by the name of Liam O' Brien died shortly after his release from internment in 1916. The Cobh 1916 Commemoration Committee will hold a wreath-laying ceremony in honour of Vol. Liam O’Brien at 3pm on Sunday (27th November) at the new 1916 monument at the junction of Casement Square and West Beach, in Cobh town centre. All are welcome to attend.
Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association
The Kilmichael Ambush - A Military Analysis'The Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association has organised a fascinating event for Tuesday November 29th. This will be a talk on the Kilmichael Ambush - a site strongly associated with Ireland's struggle for independence. The talk will be given by Comdt. Seán A. Murphy and commences at 20:30 in the Kilmurry Independence Museum.
Michael Kelly
The Centenary of the Rising and the 55th Anniversary of the Jadotville Siege: A Commemorative and Remembrance Night is planned for Mallow on November 30th 2016, to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916 and to furthermore acknowledge the 55th Anniversary of the Jadotville Siege.
Cork City and County Archives
Official Launch - Voice of the Many, Local Archives from Cork 1914-16: 
On Thursday 1st December at 15:00, the highly anticipated publication by the Cork City and County Archives, entitled ‘Voice of the Many - Local Archives from Cork, 1914 – 1916’ will be launched. The publication will celebrate Cork’s rich archival collections from the 1914 – 1916 period and promises to be a fascinating read. All are welcome to attend but advance booking is required by phoning 021 4505886 or emailing
Cork City and County Archives
Kinsale History Society
A look at Kinsale c. 1916 and launch of the Kinsale Record Journal:On Thursday 1st December at 20:00 in the Temperance Hall, Kinsale, Dermot Ryan of the Kinsale History Society will shine a light on life in Kinsale c. 1916 through the use of photos and stories. This event is the last of the Society's 1916 Commemorative Programme and also on the same night will be the launch of the Kinsale History Society's annual journal - the Kinsale Record.
Dúchas Heritage Clonakilty
Illustrated Talk: The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution: A lecture on the Hales Brothers of Ballinadee will take place in Clonakilty on 8th December at 20:00 in the Parish Centre. The talk, which will be given by Liz Gillis, will tell the story of the Hales brothers from West Cork and the sacrifices they made fighting for independence. Three of the brothers Sean, Robert and Liam were interned in Frongoch Internment Camp, Wales after the Easter Rising. Signed copies of Liz's book on the Hales brothers will be available to purchase on the night. All are welcome to attend. 
Cork City and County Archives
1916 Tours of City and County Archives: 
Guided Tour of Cork City and County Archives Service relating to the Easter Rising of 1916 and 1912-1922 revolutionary period (tours at 11am and 3pm. Max 15 persons per tour. Booking Essential)
Cork City and County Archives
Mary Keane
"A Question of Language"
In the County Library HQ there will be a video exhibition featuring interviews with some of the former attendees of Coláiste Iosagáin including Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh. The exhibit will focus on their thoughts on the Irish language and methods they believe would assist in Irish language sustainment and development today. The exhibition commences on the week beginning 12th December 2016 .
County Library HQ

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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

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


Phone:      021 4285905

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