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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Lusitania Museum/Old Head Signal Tower Heritage Group Win Pride of County Cork Award 2018

Lusitania Museum/Old Head Signal Tower Heritage Group
Win Pride of County Cork Award 2018

The groups that participated in this year’s Pride in Our Community Competition came from all corners of the county to attend the Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig. The judging team were very impressed this year with the high standard of the projects that were involved and found it very difficult to choose an overall winner but the Lusitania Museum/Old Head Signal Tower Heritage Group won the Pride of County Cork Award. Their project was the restoration of the Signal Tower and the construction of a Lusitania Memorial Garden with iconic sculpture.

Cllr Daithi O’Donnabhain praised Pride of County Cork Winner, Lusitania Museum/Old Head Signal Tower Heritage Group, all the winners of the other categories and all those who entered the competition this year.  He said that it was great to see the effort being put in by community groups in developing projects that highlight the wonderful county we live in. He thanked Muintir na Tire for organising the competition and said ‘this great competition rightly recognises and rewards community groups who develop and maintain  locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to the local community’.

Mr Sean Holland Chairman of the organising committee pointed out that the competition also seeks to make local people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. Sean added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition

Sean Murphy President of Cork County Federation Muintir ná Tíre said these projects highlight the important link between our surroundings and our quality of life. It is no co-incidence he said that people travel the length and breadth of the county, visiting beauty spots – beautiful scenery that lifts their spirits and hearts. The impact that amenity projects developed are enormous he added. He said community projects like those developed by the Lusitania Museum/Old Head Signal Tower Heritage Group make towns and villages much better places to live.
He thanked Cllr O’Donnabhain and Cork County Council for providing support for all of the groups in bringing this principle home.  He said these projects also brighten up communities and enhance the natural beauty of the surroundings in which we live as well as attracting tourists.

All Photos of Awards 2018  Photos by Mike English

Full Results and Details of Projects Below

Full competition details are available from Cork County Muintir ná Tíre 8 Sidney Place, Wellington Road, Cork City Tel: 021-4500688  or email

Pride in Our Community Awards 2017
Best Project in Large Town South Cork.


Best Project in Large Town West Cork……………….

2nd Place
Cobh Tidy Towns who designed, produced and erected signs on the approach to Cobh to help counteract the litter problem in the area. They also refurbished the 32 seats along the walkway by replacing the existing rotting wooden structures with recycled and maintenance free plastic structures.
Carrigaline Tidy Towns who developed a seating area in Bumblebee Plaza alongside a Community Herb Garden which is pollinator friendly 
Joint 2nd Place
·        Dunmanway Community Council Who in an estate comprising of 20 houses, developed low maintenance flower beds, maintained open grassed areas, regularly cleaned the roads and paths. The retaining feature wall of the estate and 300 metres of handrails were painted
·       Kinsale Tidy Towns who restored some Nautical Artefacts and placed them around the museum.
Ballincollig Tidy Towns who built a permanent composter for composting of leaves, grass and green materials.

Heritage Project Awards

(1)  Oysterhaven & Nohoval Residents Association who upgraded the Ship's Anchor situated at the entrance to the beach in Oysterhaven.
(2)  Bandon Tidy Towns who enhanced a site on the edge of the main road

2nd Place
Rathbarry Tidy Towns who erected a Wildlife Information Sign on the river walk and provided new Picnic Tables.

Killeagh/Inch Historical Group who  are developing a Heritage Trail in Killeagh with the erection of Information Boards at the Medieval Graveyard, Barrack House and the Old Mills.

Eco Friendly Awards
(1)  Transition Town Kinsale who developed a Community Orchard by planting fruit and nut trees, soft fruit bushes, native hedging, herbs and flowers. Their aim is to provide a sanctuary for biodiversity and to create a space for learning.
(2)  Conna Tidy Towns who developed a new village cross with parking, seating, sculpture, wheelchair access and sustainable planting. Installed a bee and butterfly garden. Erected new village signs. Refurbished the church car park and refurbished the outdoor ball alley.
(3)  Banteer Tidy Towns who cultivated a wild flower bank to encourage birds, bees and insects to inhabit the area.

2nd Place
Coolagown Community Association who planted a Pollinator Friendly mini orchard consisting of native fruit trees and other wildflowers.

Berrings Community Association who planted a wildflower garden, installed seats and planted shrubs. They also cleaned a local  stream of silt and installed natural cobbles to prevent erosion and erected signs

Social Inclusion Awards
(1)  Dunmanway Community garden who further developed the Dunmanway Community Garden by adding a wheelchair accessible polytunnel, wheelchair accessible raised beds, sensory pergola and touch beds.

2nd Place
Cobh Playground who set a goal of raising €180,000 to build an all purpose multi functional playgroung.

Mournabbey Community Council built an astroturf pitch and a new playground for the community. All this was achieved without incurring debts.

New Entry Awards
(1)  Newcestown Community Association who developed signage in the village to assist in road safety. They are in the process of developing a footpath and walking trail around the village.

Joint 2nd Place
·        Kilmeen & Castleventry Development Association who developed Gearagh Park by adding picnic benches and seating to this beautiful and peaceful area.
·        Castle Close Residents Association who planted a shrubbery at the entrance to the estate and erected a sign to Blarney by the local scout hall.

Glanworth Community Development Group who developed a children's playground in the village. This is the first phase in an ambitious three-phase development to increase outdoor participation amongst all generations in the community.

Tourism Awards
(1)  Croi na Laoi Inchigeela  who mapped 7 local scenic routes by erecting signposts along each route and a large map board in the village and  also printed information leaflets.
(2)  Schull Tidy Towns  A co-operative effort between Tidy Towns and Community Council, Creation of a series of looped and Linear Walks to cater for the needs of young and old, active and less active, Thousands of international flyers were also designed printed and distributed.
(3)  Baltimore Tidy Towns who changed the colour scheme of the old pump at Freak Terrace,  painted the pump black and the background wall green. And  planted red geraniums in tubs and continued this theme throughout the village
(4)  Brand Blarney developed a website and a heritage webtrail, which shows all that Blarney and district has to offer. 

2nd Place
Waterloo Renewal Group who erected a series of directional walking signs to encourage an increase in walking around the area.

Roscarbery Tidy Towns who erected a new name stone on the approach to Roscarberry and placed a sculpture nearby made of upcycled material. These are lit up at night by power from a solar panel, they also planted a sustainable shrub and flower patch at the base.

Best Maintained Project
(1)  Ballygarvan Community Association who cleaned up the village and planted flowers throughout the area,  expanded the range of activities in the Community Centre to meet the needs of the whole community and developed a village website and linked it to Facebook.
(2)  St. Joseph’s Church Glanmire for developing and maintaining their beautiful church Grounds as an impressive feature overlooking the main road between Sallybrook and Glanmire

2nd Place
Dripsey Tidy Towns who erected new signage to Model Village and Dripsey Castle. Coachford approach Road-The Cottage.

Saleen & District Residents Association
Who installed a seat at Jamesbrook strand to encourage community spirit and social interaction and to facilitate walkers and surfers in their enjoyment of the local scenery. This is part on an ongoing project to develop and promote their beautiful location.

Healthy Village Awards
2nd Place
Rostellan Development Association upgraded a section of the people path from Lower Aghada to Whitegate

Kildorrery Community Garden Group who further developed the Community Garden by extending the composting area to facilitate taking grass cuttings from the Senior Citizen's Complex and Village Park and balancing it with cardboard and waste from the local restaurant.

Most Creative Award
Grenagh Tidy Towns who developed a sensory garden in honour of a late teacher of the school, Ms.Mccarthy.

2nd Place
Ballineen & Enniskeane Tidy Towns A replica train and carriages was installed which represents the social and economic history of the village.

Carrigtwohill Tidy Towns who restored the old Village Well by building a natural stone setting around it, which both protected it and enhanced it as a feature.
Youth Projects

(1)  The 105th Glanworth cubs created a garden at back of community centre in memory of Michael John Shinnick, who was chief scout of Ireland and from Glanworth, The garden aims to attract wild life, has a rain water harvester and a herb garden

Bantry Tidy Towns. An overgrown area was reclaimed and a retaining wall was erected. The area was then planted with low maintenance shrubs and the area was finished off with wood chippings again for low maintenance. A feature stone placed in the centre was inscribed by local students who helped with the project.

Best Small Village Awards
(1)  Baile Roisin Tidy Towns who enhanced the area near the Bus Stop by erecting a Failte Sign and placing seating that can be enjoyed by all, maintained all the planters on the approaching roads and planted summer bedding plants.
(2)  Glanworth Community Council developed  the friendship garden, for young and old to sit and chatsat a , Christmas tree in the garden  in remembrance of deceased members of all clubs and groups who use the community centre.
(3)  Knockraha Community Association who cleared a derelict site to make it ecstatically pleasing to the eye.

2nd Place
Ballincurrig Tidy Village Group who added wire gambions filled with locally quarried old red sandstone to improve the maintenance of the existing structure. This is the current phase in an ongoing project.

Ballinora & District Community Council who developed a Heritage walking trail in their parish and erected an information board and map in the village and further information plaques at each heritage site.

Pride of County Cork
Lusitania Museum/Old Head Signal Tower Heritage Group who restored the Signal Tower and constructed a Lusitania Memorial Garden which features an iconic sculpture.

Special Awards for 2018

Blian na Gaeilge Award

Glounthaune Tidy Towns who erected Irish Language Signs around their beautiful Village

Community Champion
Gary Dunlop Conna
Gary is our Lottery and Tidy Towns Chairperson and sits on the Finance & Fundraising sub-committee.
His work these last three years has been tireless in setting up the Community Lottery which provides much needed income to help fund these incredible projects in our village.
He singlehandedly designed the new Village Green, the Butterfly & Bee Garden and Church Car Park renewal as well as working closely with the County Council to secure grants and funding.
And Much More
Community Champion
Michael Looney Berrings
Founder Member of Berrings Tidy Towns and first Chairperson of Community Association
Actively Involved in Community for over 30years.
Organises Annual Vintage Car Run
Main Driver of Berrings Crossroads Dancing
School Board of Management
Weekly litter Picks and other work for Tidy Towns
Fundraising for Defibrillator
And Much More
Community Champion
Elaine O Regan

Elaine volunteers so much in the community. She is the Treasurer of the Camogie Club and secretary of the Ballygarvan Community Association.
She works tirelessly on a voluntary basis every day.
She successfully lobbied for a bus in Ballygarvan and it will start in September.
 She has successfully lobbied for traffic calming measures in the community.
She doggedly and single-handedly chased down donations of supplies and labour for the renovation of one side of the centre.
And Much More
Community Champion Award
Margaret Lynch
Margaret has been a member of Kinsale Tidy towns for 37 years and goes out four times a week
Picking Litter Deadheading flowers.
Planting and weeding in the summer months.
She is involved with School’s Awareness Programme
She is an amazing worker, a great motivator and always manages to get things done
She is also a member of the Historical Society Kinsale Regatta and the ICA  And Much More

Reuse Republic - County Hall Cork - 31st October 2018

Reuse Republic - County Hall Cork - 31st October 2018
Meet some of the finest upcyclers, eco-buisnesses and reuse initiatives.
SMILE Resource Exchange in collaboration with Cork County Council, are hosting a reuse event “Reuse Republic” in the foyer ofCork County Hall on Wednesday 31stOctober from 10.00am to 3.00pm.
“Reuse Republic” will be an exhibition of reuse themed projects and businesses operating in the reuse sector which will be open to the public. 
The aim of the event is to showcase some of the leading upcyclers, eco-businesses and reuse initiatives both locally and nationally. The exhibitors will give the audience a taste of what can be done with end of life materials and the various initiatives that exist promoting reuse and extending the life of products. Ultimately, the aim is that people will leave the event more educated and will have changed their perceptions and attitudes towards single use.

The event will coincide with Reuse Month October, a countrywide initiative is sponsored by the Regional Waste Management Offices and coordinated by Community Reuse Network Ireland (CRNI) to promote reuse with a nationwide series of events. For more see:


We invite you to pop into the exhibition and engage with the exhibitors to see how you can reuse more.

For more information please or phone Katherine/Julie on: 026 20520

Heritage News from Conor Nelligan Cork County Council

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I hope you are keeping well.

Cork County Council, through the Creative Ireland Programme, is hosting a conference next week in Ballyvourney. The Conference, which is titled ‘Contae Chorcaí Ildánach – Creative County Cork’ takes place in the Abbey Hotel on Friday and Saturday, 9th and 10thNovember – free of charge and Fáilte romh Cách. The conference will be a great opportunity for local groups and organisations to hear a range of expert speakers and to learn about the various cultural services provided by the Council and, in turn, see how they can get involved in cultural endeavours locally, particularly with regard to promoting the Irish Language – as we mark 2018 as Bliain na Gaeilge. At the Conference, Cork County’s Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022 will be launched by the Mayor of the county of Cork Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy. To book a place email

There is a great variety of further events taking place over the next few weeks, including events to commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI and groups might also be interested in Cork County Council’s Community Development Initiative – full details below.

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Date/Time: Friday 09th and Saturday 10th November 2018
The Annual Creative Ireland County Cork Conference 2018 
Location: Abbey Hotel and surrounds, Baile Bhuirne, Cork
Additional Information: The Creative County Cork Conference takes place in Baile Mhúirne on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November 2018. At the conference on the Friday morning, which commences at 11:00, the County Cork Culture and Creativity Strategy (2018-2022) will be launched by the Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy and copies will be made available for all in attendance. For the conference, a range of great speakers has been lined up. The Friday morning will see presentations by staff of Cork County Council with regard to the many Cultural Services available and with 2018 being Bliain na Gaeilge, the afternoon will see an Irish Theme to it with a range of excellent speakers including An Coimisnéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill, Laurence Lord, Peadar Ó Riada, Rachel Ní Riada, Bríd Cranitch and Máirtín Ó Méalóid, followed by a performance by local school-goers involved in Aisling Gheal. The evening will also see a musical performance in the Ionad Cultúrtha and some tickets have been set aside for conference attendees.
The second day of the conference, Saturday 10th November, will also see a range of speakers in the morning commencing at 10:30 including Rachel Holstead (Arts in the Gaeltacht), Dr. Rosarie Crowley from the HSE (culture and well-being) and Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín regarding Dance. Following lunch, conference attendees will be able to avail of two free tours – one of St. Gobnait’s Ecclesial Complex by County Archaeologist Mary Sleeman, and this followed by a Tour of the Nine White Deer Brewery. The full conference programme is available by clicking here at and for further information or to book a place or phone 021 4285905. All groups and individuals with an interest in their local culture and heritage are encouraged to come along – Fáilte romh Cách.

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Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy has welcomed the releasing of a €1.5M grant scheme known as the Cork County Community Development Initiative. Cork County Council, in association with their Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs), are releasing the monies as Phase 1 of a €3.5M fund with €500k from Cork County Council’s own funds being put aside on a yearly basis over seven years from 2016 – 2022.  These monies will be used to fund local community development capital projects to a minimum of €1,000 with a maximum of €25,000. Speaking of the initiative, Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey highlighted how the Cork County Community Development Initiative was an example of the Council’s continuing dedication to local communities, “Through our 3 Local Development Committees, we are committed to improving the range and quality of community based facilities which will assist in providing the very best quality of life offering to our citizens.  The Cork County Community Development Initiative in cooperation with the Local Development Companies can be used to enhance facilities in communities or to kick-start, advance or complete their projects.” Mayor Murphy also reiterated the Council’s commitment to community development undertakings which improve the prosperity of both people and places, “I know first hand how important community and voluntary groups are.  Not only are they an asset to their own communities but there are an asset for Cork.  This fund will give further recognition for the tremendous work and commitment given by all involved.  I would encourage all groups to get their applications in.” Closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm Friday, 14th December, 2018. Applicants will be notified if successful, in early March with a view to having all projects completed by 30th September, 2019. For full information and application forms visit

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Date/Time: Saturday 13th October 2018 at 14:00 and daily until November 24th from 10:00 to 16:30
An Exhibition on St. Colman's Cathedral 
Location: Cobh Maritime Building, Railway Station, Cobh, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: Cork Harbour Islands Project (C.H.I.P.) are holding its next Exhibition in Cobh Maritime Building, Railway Station, Cobh with the Official Opening on Saturday 13th October at 2pm and will run for approximately 6 weeks (opening hours 10-4.30). This year’s exhibition will focus on one of the most iconic buildings in Ireland – St Colman’s Cathedral. This beautiful Cathedral will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the laying of its Foundation Stone this month and next year will see the 100th Anniversary of its Consecration. The Exhibition will focus on the all aspects of the Cathedral from its beginning, to those that worked on it and also the huge social aspect it has played in the history of Cobh over the last hundred years and more.

Date/Time: Monday 15th October to 21st December 2018
The Ellen Hutchins Exhibition at U.C.C. 
Location: Boole Library, U.C.C., Cork 
Additional Information: A most wonderful exhibition on Ellen Hutchins will be launched on Monday 15th October, U.C.C., running up until Friday 21st December. The exhibition will be opened by Prof. Sarah Culloty, Director of the Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork and Carrie O’Flynn, Historical Re-enactor, will be there in costume at the launch together with many of the Ellen Hutchins Festival Team. Admission is free and all are welcome during the opening hours of the Boole Library (Monday to Sunday, early to very very late, more detail on the website) A programme of activities is running alongside the exhibition including a talk by Madeline Hutchins on Wednesday 7th November (1pm) in the Crawford Art Galley. See for more information. 

Date/Time: Wednesday 31st October to Saturday 3rd November 2018 at 20:00
Horrid History Tours at Michael Collins House 
Location: Michael Collins House, Emmet Square, Clonakilty, Cork 
Additional Information: Horrid History Tours at Michael Collins House will delve into the gruesome, the scary and horrid folk stories and histories associated with the revolutionary period in Irish History. Standard Entry fees apply for the tours and as space is limited booking is advised. See poster for more information.

Date/Time: Thursday 1st November 2018 at 20:00
Illustrated Lecture - Blarney 1918 - Anti-conscription - Armistice - Election 
Location: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (Blarney Secondary School), Co. Cork 
Additional Information: Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled Blarney 1918 - Anti-Conscription - Armistice - Election in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (Blarney Secondary School) In April 1918 the British government attempted to impose conscription in Ireland by imposing a law which was passed but never put into effect. No Irish person was ever drafted into the British Army. The Armistice of 11 November 1918  brought an end to fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and Germany. The General Election of 1918 resulted in a landslide victory for the Sinn Féin party, and was the first election in which women over the age of 30, and all men over the age of 21, could vote. Constance Markievicz was the first woman elected to the British House of Commons,  and, along with other Sinn Féin TDs, formed the first Dáil Éireann. She was also the first woman in the world to hold a cabinet position as Minister for Labour of the Irish Republic, 1919–1922.  Guest Speaker, Author and Lecturer, John Mulcahy analyses the effect these three momentous events had on the Blarney and District of 1918. Everybody Welcome. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel 0872153216. For more information see

Date/Time: Thursday 1st November 2018 at 20:00
Chaplains in the British Army 
Location: Temperance Hall, Kinsale, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: Thursday, 1st November, Chaplains in the British Army with Peter Rutherford at the Temperance Hall at 8 p.m.Organised by the Kinsale History Society. For further information email

Kilmurry Schools 2018
Date/Time: Saturday 3rd November 2018 at 14:00 (exhibition continuing every Sunday from 2-5pm for month of November)
Kilmurry Parish Schools Exhibition
Location: Independence Museum, Kilmurry, Cork 
Additional Information: A wonderful Schools' exhibition is being put together featuring Kilmurry Parish Schools, including Lackareigh, and will feature lots of old school photographs, accounts and artefacts. The exhibition will be launched in the Museum on Saturday November 3rd 2018 and will open on Sundays for the month of November. All most welcome to attend.

james mountain fenian
Date/Time: Saturday 3th November 2018 at 14:00
150th Anniversary of James Mountain - the first Cork Fenian
Location: St. Joseph's Cemetery, Ballyphehane, Cork
Additional Information:  Ballyphehane 1916-2016 Centenary Commemoration Committee has organised an afternoon to commemoration James Mountain on Saturday 3rd November 2018. The event will include a ceremony, music and the reading of the Fenian Proclamation followed by a talk and refreshments in the Ballyphehane Community Centre. All welcome.

Date/Time: Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th November 2018 at 13:00 each day
A Series of Talks re Cork 1918 
Location: Cork Public Museum, Ftizgerald's Park, Cork
Additional Information:  Cork Public Museum Curator Dan Breen has organised a series of talks for the 6th to 8th of November to take place in the Museum, looking at such topics of Cork Nurses in the Great War; the Life and Death of Lt. Michael Higgins and Cork 1918: Victory, Virus and Votes. All talks are free to attend and commence at 1pm. See poster for more details.

Date/Time: Monday 5th to Saturday 17th November 2018
Women of Independence Exhibition
Location: Cork Folklore Project Outreach Hub, North Cathedral Visitor Centre, Cork
Additional Information:  From 05-17 November, Cork Folklore Project will be working with Together-Razeem to host an exhibition celebrating women in Polish Independence (Join us for the launch at our Outreach Hub on Friday 02nd at 5.00pm, by Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Tomás Moloney)

Date/Time: Wednesday 7th November 2018 at 20:30
Illustrated Talk - Exploring the Origins and Practices of Station Masses 
Location: An Caipín, Coppeen, Co. Cork
Additional Information:  Coppeen Archaeological, Historical & Cultural Society presents "Exploring the origins and practices of Station Masses” an illustrated talk by Fr Tom Hayes, PP. Enniskeane. Wed. 7th Nov at 8:30 in An Caipín. Not to be missed!  Adm. €5 inc teas. Everybody welcome.

Date/Time: Wednesday 7th November 2018 at 13:00
Illustrated Talk - Ellen Hutchins (1785-1815) Ireland's First Female Botanist and her Cork Connections'
Location: Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork 
Additional Information:  As part of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society Annual Series of Lectures, a wonderful talk by Madeline Hutchins regarding Ellen Hutchins, will take place in the Crawford Art Gallery. All welcome.  

Date/Time: Friday 9th November 2018 at 10:30
Closing Ceremony for Cork Public Museum's Replica WWI Trench 
Location: Cork Public Museum, Ftizgerald's Park, Cork
Additional Information:  To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War Cork Public Museum will host a small ceremony to officially close the replica trench located on site. The event commences on the morning at 10:30 and all are most welcome to attend.

Date/Time: Friday 9th November 2018 at 10:30
1918 - 2018 An Evening of Remembrance in Music, Song and Story 
Location: St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork
Additional Information:  To commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War, the Cork Branch of the Western Front Association will be holding an Evening of Remembrance in  Music, Song and Story at 7:30pm on Friday, 9th November at St. Fin Barre's Cathedral The event will feature the Barrack Street Band, Jimmy Crowley, Liam Hutchinson and vocalists Emily Rose Doyle, Sarah Barry and Timothy O'Sullivan. There will also be readings of poetry and extracts from memoirs of the war. Tickets cost €10.00 and are available at O'Connor's Shoe Store on Prince's Street and in Ballincollig, at the cathedral and at the door on the night.

Date/Time: Sunday 11th November 2018 at 11:00
Event: Annual WW1 Commemoration 
Location: World's End, Kinsale, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: Sunday 11th November, Annual Commemoration at the World's End at 11 a.m. Organised by the Kinsale History Society. For further information email

Date/Time: Sunday 11th November 2018 from 10:30 to 17:00 (Official Launch at 12:45)
Armistice Day Commemoration 
Location: Muintir na Tíre Hall, Buttevant, Co. Cork 
Additional Information:  Buttevant Heritage Group presents an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW 1, which will take place in the local Muintir na Tíre Hall. After 11.30 Mass: Commemoration to remember interred soldiers in St Mary’s Graveyard and 12.45: Official Launch by Cllr John Paul O’Shea. Buttevant Heritage Group will also launch two initiatives:
Artist’s Impression of Medieval Buttevant: Recent archaeological works provided us with new information on Buttevant’s medieval walls and streetscape. The IWTN funded an update to our artist’s impression of medieval Buttevant. We are proud to launch this new information at the Armistice Exhibition.
Buttevant Heritage Website Buttevant Heritage Group is amassing a lot of material relating to Buttevant’s heritage. Our new website will provide easy access to our audio guides of Buttevant’s heritage sites, an archive for visual and oral material while new drone footage gives an aerial overview of Buttevant, past and present. Funded by the Heritage Council, we are proud to introduce this new resource to our community. 
Saor in Aisce agus fáilte romh Cách.

 Date/Time: Monday 12th November 2018 at 20:00
Illustrated Talk - Sam Maguire: The Man and the Cup
Location: Ballincollig Rugby Club, Ballincollig, Co. Cork 
Additional Information:  Organised by the Muskerry Local History Society a wonderful talk by Kieran Connolly titled 'Sam Maguire - The Man and the Cup' will take place on Monday 12th November. All welcome.  

Date/Time: Thursday 15th November 2018 at 19:00
Against All Odds 
Location: Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork
Additional Information: On Thursday 15 November audiences will have a rare opportunity to hear hugely inspirational speakers at the 'Against All Odds” conference in The Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. Six life changing stories from six remarkable people.  “Against All Odds” is the biggest event of its kind to take place in Cork.  The 6 international speakers will each share their experiences of challenges and adversity and how through resolve, resourcefulness and resilience they have changed their lives and in turn have inspired and enlightened many others to change their lives too. This conference will help and inspire everyone who attends.
Speakers include:
Dave O’Brien: worldwide inspirational speaker on health and wellbeing and world record holder.
John Lonergan: Former Governor of Mountjoy and Portlaoise prisons shares his rare insight into the human condition.
Henk van der Klok:  Serial adventurer, now walking from Holland to Jerusalem…without any money or back up.
Click for more information

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It is hoped that this update has been of interest and all the best for now.

Le meas,