Heritage News from Conor Nelligan

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date/Time: Friday 12th January to Friday 2nd February 2018
Event: 
Road Bowling in Ireland 
Location: County Library Building, Carrigrohane Straight Road, Cork
Additional Information:  
Cork County Library and Arts Service Reference Department hosts Road Bowling in Ireland, a display exploring the tradition of road bowling in Ireland, and specifically Cork with particular reference to Mick Barry, and the many attempts to loft the Chetwynd Viaduct.  Display continues until Friday 2 February.

Date/Time: Friday 12th January until March 2018
Event: 
Early Ship Building and US Navy in Cork Exhibitions 
Location: St. Peters, North Main Street, Cork
Additional Information: Passage West Maritime Museum and Festival Group together with the Cork Harbour Heritage Alliance (CHHA) have wonderful exhibitions in place on early ship building in Passage West as well as the US Navy in Cork Harbour. this latter exhibition by the CHHA featured in the Foyer of Cork County Council HQ for the month of October 2017 and was tremendously well received and the exhibition on ship building in Passage West is most fascinating for anyone with an interest in maritime heritage.  All welcome.

Date/Time: Friday to Sunday 12th to 14th January 2018 from 17:00 to 23:00
Event: 
Breaking Down Barriers: Illuminate Her Story
Location: County Library HQ, Carrigrohane Straight Road, Cork
Additional Information: Illuminate Her Story, an international light festival to mark the role of women in history, Breaking Down Barriers  a slide show of remarkable Irish women from the turn of the last century will be projected onto the side of the County Library building, every evening this weekend Friday 12 January, from 5pm to 11pm.
The festival coincides with 100 years of women’s suffrage in 2018 and this is the first of a series of events that the library will be programming to celebrate women’s role in society from that period right up to the present day. Further information at www.corkcoco.ie/library.

flora sandes WWI
Date/Time: Monday 15th January 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk - Flora Sandes, a Woman Soldier in WWI 
Location: Ballincollig Rugby Club, Ballincollig, Cork
Additional Information:  Muskerry Local History Society are presenting a very interesting lecture on Flora Sandes by Marie McCarthy. Although born in England, Sandes' father and mother were Irish, and all her older brothers and sisters were born in Ireland. She served in World War I, initially as a Nursing  Assistant in Serbia and was then recruited into the  Royal Serbian Army as a soldier. She was later promoted a Sergeant-Major and won Serbia's highest military honour. Her story is one of bravery and determination. The lecture will be held at 8.00 pm on Monday, 15 January, in Ballincollig Rugby Club.

Date/Time: Monday 15th January 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk - City Walls by Dr. Kevin Hourihane UCC
Location: Christian Fellowship Church, Bantry, Cork
Additional Information:  Bantry Historical Society will host a talk on City Walls by Dr Kevin Hourihane of UCC on Monday 15th January 2018 at 8.00pm in the Christian Fellowship Church Tower Street Bantry.  Everyone will be very welcome. Since earliest times, cities have depended on fortified walls for protection.  Many survive across Europe, although they have largely disappeared in Ireland.  This illustrated talk will look at the evolution of these walls over time and will examine some of the impacts they have had on the cities themselves. For more information visit www.bantryhistorical.com

Date/Time: Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association AGM
Location: Kilmurry Museum, Kilmurry, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association AGM will take place in Kilmurry Museum on Tuesday 16th January at 20:00.

Date/Time: Thursday 18th January 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk - Tower Houses and Castles of West Cork - Finola Finlay 
Location: Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Organised by the Rosscarbery & District History Society, a fascinating talk by Finola Finlay titled Tower Houses and Castles of West Cork, will take place in the Celtic Ross Hotel at 8pm on Thursday 18th January. All welcome.


2018 Kilmurry Talk re Bandon

Date/Time: Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk - 'Behind the Wall' - The rise and fall of Protestant power and culture in Bandon
Location: Kilmurry Museum, Kilmurry, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Organised by the Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association, a fascinating talk by Kieran Doyle, looking at the rise and fall of Protestant Power and Culture in Bandon, will take place in Kilmurry Museum on Wednesday 24th January at 8pm. Admission is €5 to cover costs on the night (members go free). All welcome.

Date/Time: Thursday 1st February 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
- The Forgotten Traditions of Skellicking Day Carnival
Location: Additional Information: Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled: ‘The Forgotten Traditions of Skellicking Day Carnival. ’Discover the wild and wonderful rituals and customs observed on 'Shrove Tuesday'; the last day of carnival before the onset of Lent, that were a major part of Irish life in years gone by.  In particular, the period between Epiphany and Lent was the most traditional time for marriage and any eligible, yet unmarried men and women, were ridiculed and stigmatized on Shrove Tuesday. Guest speaker Mr. Shane Lehane Lecturer in the Dept. of Folklore and Ethnology in U.C.C. explains all as his talk explores the infamous ‘Skellig Lists’ and associated activities that characterized this time of the year. This illustrated lecture based on new research, utilizing a host of historical, visual and oral sources, also explores the hitherto little-known folk ritual, still extant in Cobh and Blarney. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel  087 2153216. Web-site- http://blarneyhistory.ie

Date/Time: Friday 02nd February 2018 at 19:30
Event: 
Kinsale History Society Annual Dinner 
Location: White House, Kinsale, Cork
Additional Information:  The annual dinner of the Kinsale History Society takes place on Friday 2nd February. The theme is Kinsale people I remember, or a favourite poem, in either Irish or English. For more information emaildermotryannews@gmail.com

Date/Time: Thursday 15th February 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk - Spike Island - by Tom O'Neill
Location: Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Organised by the Rosscarbery & District History Society, a fascinating talk on Spike Island by Island Superintendent Tom O'Neill, will take place in the Celtic Ross Hotel at 8pm on Thursday 15th February. All welcome.

2018 KHAA Concent Peadar Ó Rida Seán Ó Sé
Date/Time: Saturday 17th February 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Peadar Ó Riada, Seán Ó Sé and Guests in Concert - hosted by the Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association 
Location: Éire Óg Pavillion, Ovens, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Organised by the Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association, a wonderful night of traditional Irish music and entertainment will take place in the Éire Óg Pavillion, featuring Peadar Ó Riada, Seán Ó Sé and more. Tickets are €20 and are available by phoning Mary on 087 6568110. All welcome
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It is hoped that this update has been of interest and all the best for now.

Le meas,

Conor

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