Monday, 28 November 2016

Upcoming Events from Conor Nelligan Heritage Officer / 'Ireland 2016' County Coordinator

Date/Time: Thursday 1st December 2016 at 15:00
Official Launch of 'Voice of the Many - Local Archives from Cork, 1914-1916'
Location: Cork City and County Archives, Blackpool, Co. Cork
Additional Information: On Thursday 1st December, 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 and advance booking is recommended by phoning 021 4505886 or emailing For more information see the attached document.
Voice of the Many
Date/Time: Thursday 1st December 2016 at 20:00
Launch of the Kinsale Record Journal and 1916 event
Location: Temperance Hall, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Additional Information: December, 1sst Thursday, Launch of the Kinsale Record and the final event of the 1916 programme with photos and stories of old Kinsale with Dermot Ryan at 8 p.m. at the Temperance Hall. Articles and/or photographs for the next edition of the Kinsale Record, Volume 24, should be sent by e-mail only,
Date/Time: Thursday 1st December 2016 at 20:00
:'Historical Food Products in Ireland'
Location: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (Blarney Secondary School), Blarney, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled: 'Historical Food Products in Ireland'.
Speaker: Dr. Liam Downey Adjunct Professor in School of Archaeology U.C.D. & Former Director of Teagasc Dr. Liam Downey, a native of Cork, has been Director of four Irish organisations, most recent of which has been Teagasc. The other three were the T B Eradication Scheme, ACOT and An Foras Forbatha. He holds three Doctorates, a Ph.D. from Reading University and an Honorary LL.D., also from the N.U.I. Since retiring, he has been involved in Foresight Studies for the Agri-Food industry and has published widely in Archaeology. Dr. Downey presents a perspective of the main food products commonly eaten in Ireland from earlier times. The prehistoric origins of dairying in Ireland and its nutrition. Cereal and meat production and how the seasonal scarcity of food supplies affected the population. Everybody Welcome. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel 0872153216. Website:
Date/Time: Monday 5th December 2016
Seán Ó Riordáin
Location: Ballincollig Rugby Club, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Historian Dermot O' Donovan will give a fascinating talk on Seán Ó Riordáin's cultural background as an emigré in Inniscarra; the poet and the memories of local people, as well as aspects of his poetry. The event has been organised by the Muskerry Local History Society and admission for each lecture is €3 to cover costs, or one can become a member of the society for €10. For further information contact any one of the following: Liam Hayes (0877828546), Dermot O'Donovan (0214873266), Rod MacConaill (0861089524) or Dermot Lucey (0879331135.
Date/Time: Wednesday 7th December 2016 - arrive at 19:00 for 19:45 start
"A picture-postcard collection of a young woman's life in Edwardian Ireland'
Location: Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork
Additional Information: Ann Wilson, Lecturer, Visual Culture in the Media Communications Department, Crawford College of Art and Design will present a fascinating lecture entitled 'A picture-postcard collection of a young woman's life in Edwardian Ireland'. The event has been organised by the Cork Decorative and Fine Arts Society and all are welcome to attend. Event is free for paid up members; €5 for students or €15 for visitors. For more information see
Date/Time: Thursday 8th December 2016 at 20:00
The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution 
Location: The Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Additional Information: 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. 
Hales Clonakilty
Date/Time: Thursday 8th December 2016 at 20:00
Launch of Journal No. 34
Location: The Arches Bar, Mallow, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The 34th Journal of the Mallow Field Club will be launched in the Arches Bar, Mallow, by Cllr. John Paul O' Shea. All are welcome to attend.
Date/Time: December 8th to 10th 2016
Virtual Heritage Network (VHN) Ireland 2016 Conference
Location: U.C.C., Cork
Additional Information: The 2016 (VHN) conference will be held at the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, (CACSSS) University College Cork from Thursday 8th - Saturday 10th December 2016. VHN Ireland aims to bring together people who work for the support, improvement and promotion of virtual heritage in Ireland and beyond across the academic, business, education, cultural heritage, policy, and tourism sectors. It welcomes people from a diverse range of backgrounds including archaeology, cultural studies, social sciences, arts, conservation, education, engineering, computer science, business, and industry. We particularly welcome international researchers and professionals who work on Virtual Heritage outside Ireland. The Objectives of VHN Ireland are to make connections between people from a variety of sectors in Ireland and beyond who share an active interest in virtual heritage; To encourage and support the carrying out of virtual heritage activities of the highest international standards; To promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of virtual heritage in Ireland and beyond; To undertake any other activity that benefits virtual heritage in Ireland and beyond. For further information visit
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

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