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Public Events Info - Heritage Events Cork City and County April 2014

31 Mar 2014
Heritage events Cork and County April 2014

Heritage Officer, Cork County Hall wishes to advise the following upcoming heritage events as follows,

Upcoming Events:

Date/Time Wednesday April 02nd 2014 from 15:00 to 16:00
Event: "Cumann na mBan - Centenary Commemoration" A Talk by Cal McCarthy on the importance of Cumann na mBan on this the Centenary Day of its foundation
Council Chambers, Cork County Council, County Hall, Cork.
Additional Information: Cal McCarthy will give a talk on the organisation Cumann na mBan on this their Centenary Day. A most informative talk not to be missed and all welcome on the day.


Date/Time Wednesday April 02nd 2014 at 20:30
Event: Coppeen Archaeological, Historical & Cultural Society celebrates it's 10th Birthday!
An Caipín Bar, Coppeen, Co. Cork.
Additional Information: Coppeen Archaeological, Historical & Cultural Society celebrates it's 10th Birthday! To mark the occasion, Seán Ó Sé is the special guest in An Caipín on Wed. April 2nd at 8:30pm for a night of scoraíocht, song & music. Everybody welcome


Date/Time Wednesday April 02nd 2014 at 20:00
Event: "Massacre in West Cork - the Dunmanway and Ballygroman Killings" - A Talk by author Barry Keane.
Kilmurry School, Kilmurry, Lissarda, Co. Cork.
Additional Information: The final lecture of the KHAA Spring Series will take place on Wednesday 2nd April at 8pm in Kilmurry School. 'Massacre in West Cork - the Dunmanway and Ballygroman Killings' by the author of the book of the same name, Barry Keane. It will be a most fascinating talk.


Date/Time Wednesday April 02nd 2014 at 19:00
Event: Art in Cork's Big Houses - Vernon Mount an exceptional rarity
Douglas Library, Douglas, Co. Cork.
Additional Information: Grange Frankfield Partnership, in association with Douglas Library, is pleased to announce details of the next lecture in the Vernon Mount Lecture Series: Art in Cork's Big Houses - Vernon Mount an exceptional rarity. This talk will be given by Mr. Petter Murray, Director of the Crawford Art Gallery and Chair of the Council of National Cultural Institutions. Free parking and all welcome.


Date/Time April 03rd 2014 at 20:00
Event: "Kinsale Medals" An Illustrated Talk by Denis Gimblette
Methodist Church, Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Additional Information:>"Kinsale Medals" An Illustrated Talk by Denis Gimblette. For more information contact or phone Tony Bocking at 021 4772500.


Date/Time April 03rd 2014 at 20:00
Event: An illustrated lecture entitled "When Midleton Town was Sold" (by Mr. John Fenton)
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál (Blarney Secondary School), Blarney, Co. Cork.
Additional Information: Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled: 'When Midleton Town was Sold'. The talk outlines the history of Midleton from the arrival of the Brodricks in the 1650's, to its sale announcement in 1964, and the eventual settlement of a very acrimonious local dispute, as a result of the sale by Viscount Midleton, in 1966. The Speaker is Mr. John Fenton, Local Historian from Midleton. John's talk is based on his acclaimed book of the same title. He is also an ex-Cork hurler of some repute. A nominal cover charge of €3 applies to non-members and for further information contact Brian Gabriel on 0872153216

Date/Time Saturday April 05th 2014 at 11am
Event: Offical Launch of the Ballincollig Gunpowder Trails by County Mayor Councillor Noel O' Connor
Regional Park Ballincollig, Western end at carpark, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Additional Information: On Saturday 05th April, four nationally approved walking trails will be officially launched in Ballincollig by County Mayor Councillor Noel O' Connor. "The trails consist of four looped walks, colour-coded according to lenght, which take place within and around the Regional Park, Ballincollig, which was once home to a major gunpowder works". These trails which were supported by SECAD will attract many walkers to the town. Make sure to come along on the day and be part of this fantastic launch. A map of the walking trails is available by clicking here.


Date/Time Saturday April 05th 2014 after 19:00
Event: Offical Launch by Éamon Ó Cuív TD of "Memoirs of an Old Warrior" - A Book documenting Jamie Moynihan's Fight for Irish Freedom 1916 - 1923 - compiled and edited by Dónal Ó Héalaithe
Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Saturday 05th April sees the launch of an outstanding publication entitled "Memoirs of an Old Warrior" - documenting Jamie Moynihan's Fight for Irish Freedom 1916 - 1923. The book which was compiled and edited by Dónal Ó Héalaithe, will be launched by Éamon Ó Cuív TD on the night with copies available for sale. The books focuses on Jamie Moynihan's account of the fight for freedom in the Muskerry Area between 1916 and 1923. Jamie had the unique distinction of being officer commanding the group of Volunteers who carried out the FIRST armed attack on crown forces in Ireland during the War of Independence, at the Mouth of the Glen, near Ballingeary, on 7 July 1918, and of also the volunteers who carried out the LAST armed attack of that war, at Ceim Carraige, Carriganima, at 3pm on the day of the Truce, 11 July 1921. This is a gripping and detailed account of the War of Independence and Civil War in Muskerry and in the Mid-Cork area that will capture the imagination of the reader. It covers many events not detailed elsewhere, including the hijacking of 'Sliabh na mBan' and the Battle of Ballyvourney, the Rath attack and the burning of the courthouse. It also includes a detailed account of Cumann na mBan in the region, several statements by some of the key participants in events of the time and details of the intelligence and communication systems and chain of command used by the volunteers.It has been compiled from Moynihan's extensive records of the time and will be of huge interest to anyone wanting to find out more about this turbulent time in Ireland's history. The cover of the publication and further details about the launch are available here.


Date/Time Sunday April 06th 2014 at 13:00
Event: Bug Hunt - Family Event
To be confirmed but either Glenbower Woods (Killeagh) ro Beaumont Quarry (Cork City) - contact Lorna O' Mahony on 085 7329374 for more info.
Additional Information: This event is a family event. It is suitable for up to 20 children, ages 4-10. It will run from 1pm -3pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult.Numbers need to be known in advance in order to provide equipment for the children. Contact Lorna O'Mahony (details below. For this event warm, waterproof clothing, wellies or sturdy waterproof boots are recommended. This event is free - however donations are welcome to cover costs. On this Bug Hunt Ecologist Lorna O'Mahony will explain the wonders of the miniature natural world in this family fun filled activity. You will have the opportunity to catch little critters in the undergrowth using amazing science equipment and also learn some cool mini beast facts. This is a fun event for the entire family. Please contact Lorna O'Mahony on 085 7329374 with numbers attending and any other queries regarding this event.


Date/Time April 12th at 11:00
Event: "World War 1 Exhibition and Seminar"
Methodist Church, Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Additional Information: An exhibition and seminar on World War 1 at the Methodist Church in Kinsale with the exhibition taking place on Friday and Saturday. For more information contact or phone Tony Bocking at 021 4772500.


Date/Time April 12th at 20:30
Event: Guided Bat Talk at The Lough Cork, city with Conor Kelleher from Cork County Bat Group for Life Long Learning week.
Meet at the Hawthorne Bar beside the Lough, Cork.
Additional Information: The event is Free and it is recommended to wear warm clothing a rain coat and comfortable shoes. This walk is led by Conor Kelleher from Cork County Bat Group in conjunction with IWT Cork branch for Lifelong Learning Week. Conor will talk about different bat species, the importance of bats in nature, their diet and their habitat. We will also demonstrate how to track and identify bats by using a bat sensor. Booking is required to ensure a minimum number of participants. Please contact Katriona @ 0872106373 or email:

Date/Time April 15th at 20:30
Event: "The Riots in Marsh's Yard, Cork" by Dermot O' Donovan
Ballincollig Rugby Club, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.
Additional Information: Muskerry Local History Society presents a lecture by Dermot O' Donovan titled: "The Riots in Marsh's Yard" which will tell the story of what happened in Marsh's Yard in 1934 which led to the shooting and death of Michael Patrick Lynch. Please note that there is a nominal attendance fee of €3.


Date/Time Saturday to Sunday April 19th to 20th 2014
Event: St Finbarr's Pilgrim Walk from the Top of the Rock, Drimoleague to Gougane Barra
Meet at Top of the Rock, Drimoleague at 20:00 on Friday 18th
Additional Information: The Irish National Pilgrim Paths Day takes place this year from 19-20th April. In recognition of this a walk has been scheduled over two days, beginning in Drimoleague and traveling to Gougane Barra. Full details of this event includings cost, accommodation, etc. is set out in the following document. More information can be found by accessing the following articles on the Irish Examiner website: article 1 | Article 2.

Date/Time April 21st to 26th 2014
Event: Easter School in the Irish Revolution
UCC, Cork.
Additional Information: The School of History, UCC, is hosting the inaugural 'Easter School in the Irish Revolution' between April 21 and 26 this year. The School will consist of a series of lectures, discussions, film screenings, and field trips (including a one-day trip to Dublin) to local and national sites associated with the revolutionary decade of 1912-23. For more information, including more details of the programme and cost, please contact Gabriel Doherty on 021 4902551 or at extension 2783.




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