Cork County Council marks the centenary of the first Dáil

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy convened a special meeting today in Cork County Hall to mark the centenary of the sitting of the very first Dáil.

1918 was a significant year in Irish history, both nationally and internationally. Democracy was coming to the fore following the ending of World War I. In Ireland, the elections of December 14th, 1918 afforded all men over the age of 21 and, for the very first time, women over the age of 30, the right to vote and indeed stand for Parliament.

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. 

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.

A talk on recent Archaeological Discoveries in Buttevant by Trish Long

Buttevant Heritage Group are delighted to announce a presentation by Trish Long of Rubicon: “To Enclose it with Walls”: Archaeological Discoveries Regarding Medieval and Late Buttevant. Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd were the archaeologists in Buttevant throughout the recent roadworks. Trish will deliver an analysis of the archaeological works that took place during the street works in 2015-16. So many people admire how well the town looks and now we will learn of the significance of the painstaking archaeological works that took place on the Main Street.

'The Brigade' - A living History Documentary exploring the War of Independence in West Cork

'The Brigade', a living history documentary exploring the lives of the ordinary West Cork men and women who fought for Irish freedom during the War of Independence will air on RTÉ1 on Thursday June 13th and Thursday June 20th. In the documentary, a group of 12 Volunteers were chosen after an open day at Clonakilty GAA. They then spent a week training as a flying column in locations in Kilbrittain, Enniskeane and Kilmichael.