Open Call - Industrial Heritage of County Cork

Over the past number of years many in the County of Cork, and quite a few further afield, will have become familiar with the Heritage of County Cork Publication Series – a Series that explores the vast heritage of the County of Cork, having to date focused on bridges (2013); Houses (2014), Churches (2015), Rebel Sites (2016), Castles (2017) and the most recent installment: Europe and the County of Cork: A Heritage Perspective (2018). In continuation of the Series, 2019 will see the publication of a book that examines the Industrial Heritage of County Cork.

National Tree Week

National Tree Week takes place between March 31st and April 7th 2019 and is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland, supported by Coillte.

To be part of National Tree Week, the Tree Council of Ireland invites Community groups, organisations, schools, and people everywhere to organise or participate in one or more events for the week. As well as tree planting ceremonies, the range of events can include forest and woodland walks, nature trails, workshops, woodturning displays, listening to the trees and what lives in the trees.

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.

Hidden Voices, Mitchelstown

Renowned Cork Poet Theo Dorgan will be the guest speaker next Monday night 23rd September at 8pm for the launch of Hidden Voices, by Penny Johnston and Jacinta Kelly, at St. George’s Arts and Heritage Centre on Church Street in Mitchelstown on the night.

The book documents archaeological investigations at 24 sites on the route of the M8 motorway, traversing broad plains of rich pastureland and the western foothills of the Kilworth Mountains.