Wednesday, 8 February 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS: from Conor Nelligan Cork County Council


Date/Time: Tuesday 7th February 2017 at 20:30
Event: 
: Our Daily Bread: Monks and Food in Medieval Ireland. 
Location: Kilmurry Museum, Kilmurry, Lissarda, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association presents an illustrated lecture titled 'The Our Daily Bread: Monks and Food in Medieval Ireland', which will be given by Colmán Ó Clabaigh, OSB, Glenstal Abbey. It promises to be a most fascinating talk by a renowned lecturer, who in 2013, won the NUI Irish Historical Research Prize for the best work of original Irish historical research. All Welcome.
Date/Time: Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 20:30
Event: 
: Frongoch - an illustrated talk 
Location: Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Historian Tim Crowley will deliver an illustrated lecture on the pre-Christmas visit to the former Frongoch Internment Camp in Wales by twelve relatives and friends of the Lyre Volunteers who were interned there after the 1916 rising and will also talk about the St. Stephens Day walk from Clonakilty former railway station to Woodfield, retracing the steps of Michael Collins 100 years earlier. The event will take place at the Parish Centre next Wednesday 8th at 8.30pm and all are welcome. The December events were organised to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the release of the last 600 Irish prisoners. Among the group were six children and grandchildren of the Lyre Volunteers held in the prison. Included in the group were grand nephews of Harry Boland and a grand nephew of Michael Collins, who was also released at that time.
Clonakilty Frongoch
Date/Time: Saturday 11th February 2017 at 14:00
Event: 
: Beaumont Quarry Cleanup
Location: Meet at 2pm at the Spar Shop in Beaumont Drive, Cork
Additional Information: Beaumont clean up. Cork Nature Network hold regular clean ups as part of their management of a disused quarry. Beaumont Quarry ceased operating in the 1960s. It is an important oasis in the city. It is a calcareous grassland with a number of important species including the Little Robin. A competition for the most bags of waste will be held with a prize given for the most bags filled. Bring warm and waterproof clothing. Equipment provided on the day with tea and coffee. Meet at 2pm by the old spar shop in Beaumont Drive. For further information please contact beaumontcnn@gmail.com.
Beaumont Quarry

Date/Time: Sunday 12th February 2017 at 12:00
Event: 
: Estuarine Birdwalk along the Blackrock Walkway
Location: Meet at 2pm at the Carpark, Blackrock Walkway, Cork
Additional Information: Estuarine bird walk along the Blackrock walkway. This is a great opportunity to learn more about wading birds. Meet by the car park at 12noon. Bring binoculars if you have them plus warm and waterproof clothing. Contact events@corknaturenetwork.ie for further information.
Blackrock Walkway

Date/Time: Monday 13th February 2017 at 20:00
Event: 
: Smuggled Goods and Illicit Commerce in West Cork, and the Bantry area in the 17th Century 
Location: Christian Fellowship Church, Tower Street, Bantry, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The 2017 activities for Bantry Historical Society will kick off with a Talk by Dr Connie Kelleher on 13th February 2017. The title of this Talk is:- Smuggled Goods and Illicit Commerce in West Cork, and the Bantry area in the 17th Century. She will be concentrating on the type of goods traded, and where they came from, and will bring examples. Everyone is most welcome at what promises to be a fascinating talk. .
Date/Time: Wednesday 15th February 2017 at 20:00
Event: 
: Timber Framed House, North Main Street - An illustrated talk 
Location: Parish Centre, Bandon, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Bandon Historical Society (Cumann Seanchais na Banndan) will host a fascinating talk in the Parish Centre on Wednesday 15th February. The talk will be given by Dr. Elena Turk, who will focus on the fascinating 17th century timber framed house, identified recently in Bandon.
Date/Time: Saturday 18th February 2017
Event: 
: Buzzards of Kanturk. Exhibition and talk in Kanturk Library
Location: Kanturk Library, Kanturk, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Buzzards of Kanturk. Exhibition and talk in Kanturk Library. Contactevents@corknaturenetwork.ie for further information.
Date/Time: Monday 20th February 2017 at 20:00
Event: 
: Ordinary Women in Extraordinary Times: Cork Women in the Revolutionary Years - illustrated talk 
Location: Rugby Club, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The Muskerry Local History Society presents an illustrated lecture titled 'Ordinary Women in Extraordinary Times: Cork Women in the Revolutionary Years'. The talk will be given by Anne Twomey who will document the role played by 10 Cork Women, including the Wallace sisters, in the Revolutionary Years. To cover costs, a cover charge of €3 applies at each lecture. Alternatively one can join the society for €10. All welcome.
Date/Time: Thursday 23rd February 2017 at 20:00
Event: 
: Living Inside a story? Charleville/Ballyhea/Shandrum 1700-2017 - An illustrated talk 
Location: Charleville E-Centre, Charleville, Co. Cork
Additional Information: American storyteller Megan McKenna believes that there is only one story - how are you telling it? With this in mind, Martin Millerick of Cork County Council's Heritage Unit looks at the story of Charleville/Ballyhea/Shandrum as it has unfolded since 1700 + asks how has this been a story of hope? The event has been organised by the Charleville Heritage Society and all are welcome to attend.
Date/Time: Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 20:00
Event: 
Death, Ghosts & the Afterlife in Late Medieval IrelandLocation: Social Services Centre, Mallow. Co. Cork
Additional Information: Dr. Colman Ó Clabaigh will give a wonderful talk looking at 'Death, Ghosts & the Afterlife in Late Medieval Ireland'. The event has been organised by the Mallow Field Club and all are welcome to attend. Admission is €3 to cover costs on the night.
Date/Time: Sunday 5th March 2017 from 12:00 to 15:00
Event: 
: TREE WEEK - St. Gobnait's Wood
Location: St. Gobnait's Wood Entrance Car Park, Ballyvourney (opposite Mill's Bar), Co. Cork
Additional Information: With NPWS consent, we plan to add a share of native shrubs to both enhance the SAC Carpark and provide a corridor to the adjoining River Sullane for wildlife. Unusual native shrubs will include Bird Cherry, Spindle, Whitebeam and Buckthorn - alongside Hazel and Rowanberry. A common Yew will be added as this species is absent from the Oakwood SAC. Please bring a Packed lunch and wear the appropriate footwear. Visually impaired welcome as too are accompanied children.
Date/Time: Monday 6th March 2017 at 15:00
Event: 
: Proclaiming a (Fenian) Republic: The Fenian Movement in Co. Cork - An illustrated talk 
Location: Council Chamber, Floor 2, County Hall, Co. Cork
Additional Information: On March 5 1867 a letter was delivered to 'The Times' newspaper in London which proclaimed the birth of an Irish Republic. The following day, a Fenian Uprising unfolded across Co. Cork. Martin Millerick of Cork County Council's Heritage Unit explores these events and their legacies. All welcome.
Date/Time: Monday 6th March 2017 at 20:00
Event: 
: "One of the most daring efforts of human enterprise" - two hundred years since the first air balloon ascent from Cork. - illustrated talk 
Location: Rugby Club, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The Muskerry Local History Society presents an illustrated lecture titled 'One of the most daring efforts of human enterprise" - two hundred years since the first air balloon ascent from Cork'. The talk will be given by Mark Davies, who is a descendant of the Leslie family who built the original gunpowder mills in Ballincollig. In his illustrated talk he will discuss the first manned balloon ascent in Cork by Windham Sadler in 1816. To cover costs, a cover charge of €3 applies at each lecture. Alternatively one can join the society for €10. All welcome.
Date/Time: Tuesday 7th March 2017 from 12:00 to 15:00
Event: 
: TREE WEEK - 'Triumph of the Tree' illustrated talk followed by tree planting 
Location: Macroom's new/interim library (opposite town bus station), Macroom, Co. Cork
Additional Information: From 12 noon to 13:00 Ted Cook will deliver a talk entitled 'Triumph of the Tree'. From 1pm - 3pm, participants are invited to plant trees and shrubs in the nearby Macroom Castlegrounds - the Demesne trustees have kindly provided a designated site adjoining the Clubhouse.
Date/Time: Saturday and Sunday, 11th and 12th March 2017 (from 13:00 to 15:00 both days)
Event: 
: TREE WEEK - 'Tree Planting Skills'
Location: Macroom Castlegrounds, adjoining Golf Clubhouse, Macroom, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Participants are invited on both days to learn the necessary skills associated with successful tree-planting including plant identification, soil classification, site preparation and aftercare. Though never appropriate in March, the principles of pruning will be introduced. Please bring a Packed lunch and wear the appropriate footwear. Gloves, Spades and Secateurs will also be useful. Visually impaired welcome as too are accompanied children.
Date/Time: Saturday 11th March 2017 at 10:30
Event: 
: TREE WEEK: Tree Planting in Carrigaline
Location: Carrigaline, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Carrigaline Tidy towns will organise a Tree planting day with the various groups/ Schools / Business in area. All welcome.
Date/Time: Monday 13th March 2017 at 15:00 (exhibition running for one month)
Event: 
: Launch of the Tipp O'Neill Exhibition 
Location: City Library, Grande Parade, Cork
Additional Information: Mallow Development Partnership has arranged in partnership with Cork City Council Library the 'Tip O'Neill Exhibition' which will be launched by Professor Margaret Kelleher at Cork City Library, Cork, Ireland on Monday 13th March, 2017 at 15:00. The exhibition will be in place until 13th April 2017 and celebrates the life of Tip O'Neill, his connections with Ireland and his valued contribution to American and Irish politics. Further information is available from Michael O' Neill at mjoneill66@hotmail.com.
Date/Time: Tuesday 14th March 2017 at 16:00
Event: 
: Sources of Hope? Cork Emigrants in North America - An illustrated talk 
Location: Council Chamber, Floor 2, County Hall, Co. Cork
Additional Information: For 300 years, Cork people have been migrating to North America. By exploring some of their stories, Martin Millerick of Cork County Council's Heritage Unit explores their motivations in leaving, their legacies and the common thread(s) that may be found in their journeys. Martin will discuss many household names, including Tip O' Neill, John Saul and Mother Jones. All welcome.
Date/Time: Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 20:00
Event: 
: Commemorating Contested Identities in West Cork - An illustrated talk 
Location: Parish Centre, Bandon, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Bandon Historical Society (Cumann Seanchais na Banndan) will host a fascinating talk in the Parish Centre on Wednesday 15th March. The talk will be given by Vincent Duggan, who will focus on commemorations arising from the Conflicts of 1914-23.
Date/Time: Tuesday 21st March 2017 at 20:00
Event: 
AGM of Mallow Field Club, followed by Lecture on 'Placenames in North Cork'Location: Social Services Centre, Mallow. Co. Cork
Additional Information: The annual AGM of the Mallow Field Club will take place on Tuesday 21st March 2017. Following same, a wonderful talk by Professor Emeritus Pádraig Ó Ríain will take place, examining the placenames of North Cork. The event has been organised by the Mallow Field Club and all are welcome to attend. Admission is €3 to cover costs on the night.

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