Upcoming Heritage Events

image002Upcoming Events:

Date/Time Wednesday March 26th 2014 at 19:00

Event: “TOBAR” – Launch of a Photographic Exhibition celebrating the Rituals of the Holy Well and the Pattern Day in Irish Folk Tradition 
Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, College of Further Education, Tramore Road, Cork.
Additional Information: The students of Cultural & Heritage Studies in Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa College of Further Education, Tramore Road, Cork have been visiting and photographing a number of holy wells in the Cork and Kerry and further afield. To this end, they have put together an evocative photographic exhibition detailing the unique nature and character of these sites. Central to the exhibit is an installation of a ‘Rag Bush’ with its eclectic collection of religious and secular paraphernalia. A number of historical images depicting the activities of the pattern day have been reproduced and the entire display is to be enjoyed with a carefully chosen soundtrack. The exhibition runs at the college from Wednesday 26th March until the end of May 2014. The exhibition will be launched by Dr Stiofán Ó Cadhla, head of the Department of Folklore, University College, Cork.

Date/Time Wednesday March 26th 2014 at 20:30

Event: “Bringing Home the Bride” – An illustrated Talk by Dr. Claudia Kinmonth 
Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
Additional Information: Traditionally so called ‘strong farmers’ used to arrange the marriage matches of their sons and daughters. Instead of inheritance upon death of a family farm, this allowed the elders to retire and have a younger couple take over while they were still alive. Hard bargains were struck over dowries, some involving matchmakers. Those who rebelled against having their marriages arranged for them, resorted to some intriguing alternatives. As part of Dr Claudia Kinmonth’s decades of research into Irish farmhouse furniture, and then into previously little known paintings that depict rural marriage, this illustrated lecture tells the story of arranged marriage through copious images. Juxtaposing poems with early documents and texts, as well as a wealth of images, a social history of Irish marriage unfolds. Claudia is the author of the award winning book ‘Irish Country Furniture 1700-1950’ and subsequently of ‘Irish Rural Interiors in Art’ (both published by Yale University Press, 1993, 2006). She lectures and broadcasts widely and has been involved with several exhibitions of Irish genre painting. Signed copies of her second book will be available on the evening, for purchase.


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 April 03rd 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 contactdermotryankinsale@gmail.com or phone Tony Bocking at 021 4772500.

Date/Time April 03rd 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 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 dermotryankinsale@gmail.com or phone Tony Bocking at 021 4772500.

Date/Time April 12th at 18:45

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: corkbranch@gmail.com

Date/Time April 15th at 20:00

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 1938 which led to the shooting anddeath of Michael Patrick Lynch. Please note that there is a nominal attendance fee of €3.


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