Manchester Martyrs - by Bob Bateman

On 23rd November 1867, Cork Fenians William Allen (Bandon) and Michael O’ Brien (Ballymacoda), together with Michael Larkin, were the subject of the last public hanging ever carried out in Manchester, England. These three men were known as the Manchester Martyrs and were executed for their part in the Fenian Rising of 1867 and in particular an event that occurred in Manchester in September 1867, known as the ‘Smashing of the Van’. The 'Smashing of the Van' involved the rescuing of some prominent Fenians, including none other than Captain Timothy Deasy.

Field Outing by Kinsale History Society to Buttevant 

Date/Time: Saturday 6th July 2019 
Event: Field Outing by Kinsale History Society to Buttevant 
Location: Meet at Carpark, Centra, Kinsale, Co. Cork


Additional Information: On 6th July the Kinsale History Society will be taking in a visit to the historic North Cork town of Buttevant. Those attending are to meet at the Centra Carpark in Kinsale at 09:00am. For more information contact Padraig on 021 4778814. 

West Cork Literary Festival 2019

The  2019 West Cork Literary Festival proudly supported by Cork County Council, features a mixture of events from readings, to workshops, to yoga, to swimming, and all things in between. This year, the Festival runs from 12 – 19 July 

West Cork Literary Festival regular, Graham Norton, will be appearing at an already sold out event on Thursday evening, July 18th.

West Cork Literary Festival 2019

The  2019 West Cork Literary Festival proudly supported by Cork County Council, features a mixture of events from readings, to workshops, to yoga, to swimming, and all things in between. This year, the Festival runs from 12 – 19 July 

West Cork Literary Festival regular, Graham Norton, will be appearing at an already sold out event on Thursday evening, July 18th.

West Cork Literary Festival 2019

The  2019 West Cork Literary Festival proudly supported by Cork County Council, features a mixture of events from readings, to workshops, to yoga, to swimming, and all things in between. This year, the Festival runs from 12 – 19 July 

West Cork Literary Festival regular, Graham Norton, will be appearing at an already sold out event on Thursday evening, July 18th.

WEEE Recycle for FREEE

FREE collection days in Cork County for your large and small WEEE items. 

Do you have household waste electrical items such as fridges, phones or lawnmowers, batteries or energy saving lightbulbs gathering in your house or garage? 

Get them recycled for FREE with WEEE Ireland at the locations listed below:

Fermoy Saturday July 20th

Cobh Saturday July 27th 

FREE MARKET National Exhibition Tour - Macroom

Free Market, the Irish National Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, won widespread acclaim for its exploration of the unique identity of Irish rural towns when it showed in Venice in 2018. It is now preparing to bring this ambitious exhibition back to four towns as part of its National Tour including Macroom from Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd July 2019 in the Market Square and Town Hall. As part of the exhibition the vital role that market places play in the life of rural communities will be celebrated and explored.

Free Market Comes to Macroom

Free Market comes to Macroom
The Free Market pavilion will arrive to join with market traders in the Market Square in
Macroom from Friday July 21st  to Sunday July 23rd. The pavilion will be installed on The Square, where it will be
launched with a special event open to all at 6pm on July 21st.

WEEE Recycle for FREEE

FREE collection days in Cork County for your large and small WEEE items. 

Do you have household waste electrical items such as fridges, phones or lawnmowers, batteries or energy saving lightbulbs gathering in your house or garage? 

Get them recycled for FREE with WEEE Ireland at the locations listed below:

Fermoy Saturday July 20th

Cobh Saturday July 27th 

Youghal Pride By the Sea

On Saturday 27th July from 3-6pm, the second Youghal Pride will hit Claycastle beach with a wealth of activities and fun to be had! Supported by Cork Pride, this event celebrates the positive self-identity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and genderfluid people of this area. It’s an opportunity for family, friends, and neighbours to show their support for equality and inclusion while having fun in the sun.