Upcomming Events in October



Date/Time October 03rd at 20:30
Event: The Battle of Kinsale – An Illustrated Talk
Acton’s Hotel, Kinsale
Additional Information: Paul O OKeeffe – archaeologist with the Kinsale Battlefield Project is giving an illustrated talk on the amazing story of the Battle of Kinsale – Kinsale surrounded by English siege encampments one as big as Derry City, over 4000 dead, advancing Irish, retreating Irish and lots more. It is an amazing story, told with enthusiasm and eloquence. Paul also explores the tourist potential of this resource and how it could be developed into an international tourist destination.


Date/Time October 08th at 19:30
Event: UCC Famine Atlas Presentation
St. Mary’s Secondary School, Macroom
Additional Information: A special talk is taking place on Tuesday 8th October at 7.30p.m. at St. Mary’s Secondary School, Chapel Hill, Macroom, highlighting the effects of the Great Irish Famine on the people of Macroom and the local area. The talk will be given by Mr Gearóid McCarthy of University College Cork’s Geography Department, and is part of a special series of talks organized by University College Cork to mark the publication of the award-winning and critically acclaimed Atlas of the Great Irish Famine. The organizers are keen to make contact with members of the local community who might wish to attend and who might have an interest in contributing to the evening. The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal occurrence in modern Irish history. It is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years 1845-1852. At least one million and a quarter fled the country, the great majority to North America, some to Australia and a significant minority (0.3 million) to British cities. The atlas includes 50 chapters with contributions from over 60 scholars who are experts in their fields – from the arts, folklore, geography, history, archaeology, cartography, Irish and English languages and literatures. There are 200 maps, many of which have been digitized in an ambitious project, which involved collating and digitizing maps of individual parishes and townlands, based on census records. The publication won the Best Irish Published Book of the Year Award 2012. Copies of the Atlas have been presented to every second level school in the country. Gearóid McCarthy is a PhD candidate with the Department of Geography in University College Cork. He may be contacted at 087 7788573 or emailgearoid.mccarthy@umail.ucc.ie


Date/Time October 14th at 20:00
Event: Caring for Traditional Buildings & Thatch Roofs
James O’Keeffe Institute Newmarket, Co. Cork.
Additional Information: This event will involve a lecture from heritage animator Dr. Fidelma Mullane who is a specialist in the study and care of traditional buildings. The lecture will examine the history of buildings in the countryside, show the importance of maintaining traditional construction techniques and skills and provide information on caring for rural buildings particularly those with thatch roofs. This seminar is part of a series of workshops and seminars as part of IRD Duhallow’s built heritage programme. It will be of great interest to people who own an old building, thatched house, for those who work in the area of restoration and thatching or for people with a general interest in the preservation of our built heritage. It is open to all but registration is essential. Email:duhallow@eircom.net

Date/Time October 15th at 20:00
Event: The Crash of Aer Lingus EI-AOM Flight 712 in March 1968: Putting Records Straight – Facts and Myths: Talk by Frank Donaldson
Ballincollig Rugby Club Hall, Ballincollig
Cost: €3
Additional Information: The crash of Aer Lingus Flight 712 from Cork to London in which all 61 passengers and crew were killed. For additional information contact Liam Hayes (087 7828546), Dermot O’ Donovan (021 4873266) or Rod MacConaill (086 1089524).


Date/Time October 15th and 16th
Event: Heritage Field School – Blackwater Castle 
Blackwater Castle, Castletownroche
Additional Information: The emphasis of the course will be on bringing history and archaeology to life in an Autumn School setting in a genuine medieval Castle where attendees are actively encouraged to participate in presentations and workshops. This participation will continue in more convivial surroundings during the evening banquet in the Dining Hall and Nautical Bar of Blackwater Castle when the themes explored during the day can be discussed in more detail with the lecturers and Castle owners. The course will offer a stimulating and informative learning opportunity but the social interaction and dialogue between the course leaders and participants will be an important element in the process. Course attendees will be entertained, enlightened, and invigorated by the experience.
Additional Information: Additional information is available by clicking the following link – http://www.blackwatercastle.com/history-and-heritage/heritage-field-school/  


Date/Time October 12th at 15:00
Event: Kilmurry Museum Family Gathering
Kilmurry Village, Lissarda, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Everyone is invited to an afternoon of fun and entertainment in Kilmurry village on Saturday 12th October from 3pm. In aid of the new Kilmurry Museum/Cultural Centre building fund, there is something for all the family, including, * Delicious servings from a PIG-ON-A-SPIT * Home produce & baking * Books and Plant stalls * Schoolchildren’s Art Competition * Face Painting * Spin The Wheel * Raffles LIVE MUSIC BY LOCAL ARTISTES. Battlegroup South, military re-enactment group in WW2 uniforms and military vehicles! – arrive 3 pm !!


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