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Calender of Events and Lectures

Recent Events Calendar

Calender for 2020

Date Event Description Presenter
22-Sept 2020 Commemorative plaque unveiling to remember the 100th anniversary of taking of Carrigtwohill RIC barracks by Mayor Mary Linehan Foley, attended by a small group of 'Socially Distanced' committee members only with a few passers-by. Committee & Local Community
3-Jan-2020 Hoisting of Tricolour and unveiling of commemorative panel on the precise hour of 100th anniversary of the capture and surrender of Carrigtwohill RIC Barracks.

Calendar for 2019

Date Event Description Presenter
22-Nov-19 Taking of Carrigtwohill RIC Barracks in the format of a documentary, told by John O’Mahony with additional narrations by members of our society. John O'Mahony
11-Oct-19 Dáibhí de Barra and the Manuscript Tradition - Talk focused on two manuscripts by Dáibhí de Barra; the prayer book in Melbourne, and his account of the battle during the Tithe War at Rossmore Strand Mariam O’Donovan
28-Sept-19 We were proud to attend the 10th annual ‘Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition’ at City Hall, and delighted to greet all who visited our stand.

One of the exhibits on display was a laminated copy of Dáibhí de Barra’s poem, returned to Carrigtwohill by Paul Doherty of Virginia, USA, at the well-attended commemorative plaque unveiling ceremony & presentation of, 31st May. Further copies may be requested on the day.
Committee Members
13-Sept-19 Guided Tour of Cloyne Patricia Lyons
31-May-19 Dáibhí de Barra & Paul Doherty Committee Members

Other Past Events

Date Event Description Presenter
07-Dec-19 The Tradition of Matchmaking John Arnold
08-Feb-19 Suffragette Movement - Woman’s Right to Vote Sean Horgan
09-Nov-18 The story of Edward Bransfield of Ballinacurra and his historic discovery of the Antarctic Continent, 30th January 1820. Also includes details of our small participation at the unveiling ceremony of his memorial at Ballinacurra marking the bicentennial of his discovery. Liam O'Riordan
01-Dec-17 Spike Island Tom O'Neill
20-Oct-17 Following the footsteps of the Cork Finians John Mulcahy
28-Apr-17 Illustrated lecture of Cork City prior to 1916 Rising – Photographs & Postcards Michael Lenihan
03-Mar-17 Dáibhí de Barra – Carrigtwohill, Poet & Farmer Tony Ó Floinn
26-Nov-16 Siege of Cork 1690 John Mulcahy
15-Apr-16 The Great Irish Famine Michael Murphy UCC
05-Feb-16 Battle of Clonmult Tom O'Neill
27-Nov-15 Mother Magdalen Taylor and the Order of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God Sr Elizabeth Sheehan
27-Jun-15 Outing & Tour of Knockraha  
22-May-15 Midleton Workhouse Sean Horgan
06-Mar-15 The story of James Cotter - Trial & Execution Dr Kieran Greoger
21-Nov-14 World War 1 Remembered – Western Front Association Gerry White, Francis Ó Connor & Marie FitzGerald