HERITAGE EVENTS
 

 


Annual Heritage/Commemorative Dates


Click here to see an annual calendar of commemorative days both in a National and International context (Fully Updated for 2022). The purpose of this is to facilitate the planning ahead of a wide range of heritage events. While this is not an "all inclusive" list it should provide a good summary of the year's many important dates. The planner is essentially a work in progress, should you be aware of any local or County commemorative dates, by all means please do make contact and these dates will be added to the Planner.
 


War of Independence and Civil War Timeline (Cork County)

For details of War of Independence and Civil War occurrences in the County of Cork from 1920 to 1923, see the list by clicking here - list of events. Click here for the most recent list of events (updated on 04/05/21). 

 

Dein cliceáil anseo le haghaidh liosta na n-eachtraí i gCogadh na Saoirse agus Cogadh na gCarad i gContae Chorcaí ó 1920 go 1923, (nuashonraithe ar 04/05/21).

 

Local Heritage Sites, Museums and Regular Walking Tours

The County of Cork has a wonderful selection of local heritage sites, museums and regular walking tours. Some of these are listed below:


 

Clonakilty Town Walks (Summer): 

The popular Clonakilty guided historical town walks are held every Wednesday evening during July and August. Organised and led by volunteer members of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage, the walks commence at 7pm sharp from the Michael Collins statue. There is no booking required and no charge. Simply turn up a few minutes before 7pm. They last approximately an hour and a quarter to an hour and a half depending on the guide and interaction from participants. People involved in the tourism/hospitality sectors in Clonakilty and surrounding areas are encouraged to let visitors know about the tours and of course, locals are always welcome.

Independence Museum Kilmurry: .

Kilmurry Independence Museum

 


Passage West Maritime Museum: .

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For further information contact Curator Angela Murphy by emailing  angmurphy@eircom.net

 


Upcoming Events in the County of Cork


 


 

 

 

 

Date/Time: Monday 4th April 2022 at 19:00
Event: Online Talk: Butterflies in Your Garden 
Location: see details below 
Additional Information:  Online talk: Butterflies in your garden, 4th April at 7:00 pm speaker: Jesmond Harding. For more information and to register visit www.corknaturenetwork.ie.

 


 

Date/Time: Monday 11th April 2022 from 20:00 to 21:30 
Event: County Cork Federation Muintir na Tíre Annual General Meeting 
Location: see details below 
Additional Information: 

Cork County Federation Muintir na Tíre Annual General Meeting   

Monday 11 April from 20:00 to 21:30

Help us continue our work

Hear what we have done and help us plan for the future

  • Here's what's happening. The Annual General Meeting of Cork County Federation Muintir Na Tire
  • Here's where it'll be. Ballyphehane Community Centre Cork City
  • Here's when it starts and ends.The meeting will start at 8pm and finish at 9.30pm
  • Refreshments served

Visit Our Website

 


Old Cork in Colour Exhibition

Date/Time: Tuesday 12th April 2022 until November 2022 
Event: Exhibition: Old Cork in Colour
Location: Spike Island 
Additional Information: Spike Island has launched a new exhibition titled ‘Old Cork in Colour’, curated by Dorota Gubbins – a wonderful portrayal of times past, bringing into colour some iconic images from the county’s prominent history, as well as images that are being seen by the public for the very first time. The exhibition is on display in Mitchell Hall and people are encouraged to visit. An exhibition booklet has also been produced.

 


Date/Time: Thursday 14th April 2022 fat 18:00
Event: Talk & Discussion: Rushing to Retrofit. Climate Justice or Left Out in the Cold 
Location: see details below 
Additional Information: 

ICOMOS Ireland present our contribution to this year's International Day for Monuments and Site, in conjunction with the third installation of our Climate Change Conversation series. The event will consist of four short introductory talks, followed by an open discussion with audience participation. Free ticket registration is available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/rushing-to-retrofit-climate-justice-or-left-out-in-the-cold-tickets-292803291527

Introduction: David Hughes

(The ICOMOS Ireland National Scientific Committee on Energy + Sustainability (NSC E+S) & comment on the effect of the current approach to viewing embodied carbon)

Speaker 02: Colm Murray

(comment on ICOMOS Ireland NSC participations)

Speaker 03: Peter Cox

(Appropriate retrofitting to existing built heritage to benefit all stakeholders, to include reference to the Historic England Scoping Study, ‘Understanding Carbon in the Historic Environment’)

Conclusion: Ishanlosen Odiaua (ICOMOS Climate Change Working Group)

Open Discussion

 


 

Desmond Castle Kinsale

Date/Time: Tuesday 19th April 2022 at 14:30
Event: Illustrated Talk: History of Desmond Castle - by Dermot Ryan 
Location: see details below 
Additional Information:  The next event by the Kinsale History Society will take place on Tuesday, April 19th at 2.30 p.m. in the Temperance Hall, Kinsale, to join with KARA for an illustrated lecture on the History of Desmond Castle by Dermot Ryan.

 


mallow castle field club

Date/Time: Tuesday 26th April 2022 at 18:30 
Event: A Visit to Mallow Castle
Location: Mallow Castle, Mallow 
Additional Information: Organised by the Mallow Field Club, the story of Mallow's castles will be told to all in attendance. Assemble at castle entrance at 18:30. 


Chapel Hill Lace

Date/Time: Wednesday 27th April 2022 from 13:30 to 16:30 
Event: Traditional Lacemakers of Ireland 
Location: Chapel Hill School of Art Macroom 
Additional Information: Irish Needlepoint Lace revival at Chapel Hill School of Art on Wednesday April 27th. 1.30pm to 4.30 pm. Free Event. All Welcome. For further information email chapelhillschoolofart@gmail.com


Sean O Hegarty

Date/Time: Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 20:00 
Event: An Illustrated Talk: The Life of Seán Ó Hegarty 
Location: Independence Museum Kilmurry 
Additional Information: The Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association Talk Series continues at 8 pm, Wednesday April 27th, with a presentation entitled, 'Rebel turned peacemaker', the life of Brigadier Séan O'Hegarty, OC Cork No.1 Brigade old IRA, by KHAA member Noel Howard, at INDEPENDENCE MUSEUM KILMURRY. Admission is free to members and €5 for non-members.


Date/Time: Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 20:30 
Event: An Illustrated Talk: Macroom Union Workhouse 1843 - 1921'
Location: Castletownkinneigh Community Hall
Additional Information: Coppeen Archaeological, Historical & Cultural Society presents an illustrated talk by Dr Con Kelleher entitled: Macroom Union Workhouse 1843-1921' Castletownkinneigh Community Hall, 27th April, 8:30. Non members €5, everybody welcome.. 


Date/Time: Thursday 28th April 2022 at 19:30 
Event: Book Launch 
Location: St. Peters Church, Castletownbere
Additional Information: The launch of Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail’s book on Eyeries-born Irish scholar Pádraig ÓLaoghaire will take place at St. Peters Church, Castletownbere at 7.30pm on Thursday 28th of April. The launch was cancelled in late 2021 due to Covid concerns. The book will be launched by retired U.C.C. lecturer and local historian Ted O Sullivan, and will be on sale on a reduced price on the night.

Pádraig Ó Laoghaire (1870-1896) played a central role in the early years of the Gaelic League and was a respected man of letters and poetry who is best known as the author of the pioneering book ‘Sqeuluidheacht Chúige Mumhan’, the first ever published collection of Munster folktales. Greatly admired by the likes of Douglas Hyde, Eoin MacNéill and Dr Osborn Bergin, to whom he taught Irish, Ó Laoghaire died from TB at the early age of twenty six.

Ms Ní Úrdail is a native of Glanmire, but has Beara roots being daughter Dr Roibeárd Ó hÚrdail, retired lecturer at the Dept of Irish, U.C.C. She is Professor of Modern Irish at University College Dublin. She is married to Dr Jurgen Uhlich who is Professor of Early Irish in Trinity College.

This latest book is a welcome addition to the bibliography of the rich history of Beara. It follows on from the late Gerard Lyne’s book on Ó Laoghaire’s near neighbour Murtaí Óg Ó Súilleabháin, Connie Murphy’s book on the prehistoric archaeology of Beara, and other recently published scholarly works by Máirtín Verling, Dr Denis C. O Sullivan, R.A. Williams, Penny Durell, Ted O Sullivan, Pól Ó Súilleabháin, and others.

 

 


Date/Time: Thursday 28th April 2022 at 20:30 
Event: A Illustrated Talk: The Centenary of An Garda Síochána
Location: Zoom
Additional Information: 

The final Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage lecture of the current season takes place on zoom at 8.30pm next Thursday April 28th. The topic will be "The Centenary of An Garda Síochána - a uniquely Irish experiment in Policing”, and will be delivered by Garda Tom Daly a member of the force with 29 years service in Dublin, the border counties, Waterford and Cork. Anyone interested in "tuning in" on Thursday night can do so free of charge but must pre-register. The zoom link is available on the Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage Facebook page and website.

Garda Tom Daly has been writing articles on the history of An Garda Síochána for “The Garda Review”, for a number of years. His lecture will discuss the historical context of the founding of An Garda Síochána, its role in the foundation of the State and its early history up to modern times, finishing with a brief segment on the modern force and where it goes from here. He will present the history of An Garda Síochána “warts and all”. 

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Date/Time: Saturday 7th May 2022 at 13:45 
Event: Annual  Lusitania Commemoration 
Location: St. Multose Church, Kinsale, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: The Kinsale History Society will hold the annual commemorations at Saint Multose on Saturday a 1.45 p.m.

 


Date/Time: Wednesday 11th May 2022 at 19:30 
Event: Illustrated Talk - The Otters of Cork City and County by Paddy Sleeman 
Location: The Glen Resources Centre, The Glen, Cork City, T23DH95
Additional Information: Cork City Freshwater Monitoring Network presents ‘The Otters of Cork City and County’ - A talk by Dr Paddy Sleeman, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UCC, taking place on Wednesday 11 May at 19:30 in the Glen Resources Centre, the Glen, Cork City. T23 DH95.

 


Date/Time: Friday 13th May 2022 at 13:15 
Event: Plaque unveiling at Burnfort National School 
Location: Burnfort National School, Burnfort, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: The commemoration plaque for Burnfort National School has now been affixed and will be unveiled by Fionnuala Mac Curtáin, the grand-daughter of Tomás Mac Curtáin, at Burnfort National School on Friday 13th May 2022 at 1.15pm. This is to celebrate Tomás Mac Curtáin’s enrolment and attendance at the school in his youthful years. Tá fáilte roimh cách. 

 


Date/Time: Saturday 14th May 2022 from 12:30 to 15:00
Event: National Biodiversity Week Event with Ted Cook 'Tógamid Féin an Samhradh Linn' 
Location: Nano Nagle Carpark, Nano Nagle Birthplace, Kilavullen, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: Join Heritage in Schools Specialist Ted Cook on Saturday 14 May in Kilavullen, North Cork, to celebrate Trees and National Biodiversity Week at an event titled 'Tógamid Féin an Samhradh Linn', which translates as 'It's Ourselves bring in the summer. Meet at the carpark of Nano Nagle's Birthplace for 12:30. 


 

Date/Time: Saturday 14th May 2022 from 14:30 - 16:00
Event: National Biodiversity Week Event - Harpers Island Guided Walk 
Location: Harpers Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: To mark Biodiversity Week, a guided walk and talk at Harpers Island will take place this Saturday 14th May from 2.30-4pm.  Information on all of the site’s projects and research will be highlighted as well as the wildlife of Harpers Island. The event is free and all are welcome. 


 

Date/Time: Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 11:00 
Event: Local Studies Library Resources Available to the local and family Historian 
Location: Bandon Library, Market St. Bandon, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: Rory Bunce will give a talk on the various resources available in the Local Studies Library for the local and family historian. These range from the well-known - local history books and journals to the lesser known but no less informative - Irish Tourist Association files and the Cork Placenames Survey. A knowledge of resources available in the local Studies Library can be of great benefit when considering research into any aspect of local and family history, and staff are always available to suggest possible sources for your topic of interest.


peter golden

Date/Time: Wednesday 18th May 2022 at 20:00 
Event: Illustrated Talk on Peter Golden, by Author Jim Herlihy 
Location: Independence Museum Kilmurry, Kilmurry, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: 

The May lecture organised by the Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association, will be on Wednesday May 18th at 8pm, at Independence Museum Kilmurry.

Author Jim Herlihy will talk about Peter Golden, known as the Voice of Ireland. Peter was born in Macroom in 1877 and emigrated to Missouri where he became a prominent voice for the Irish cause. A poet, editor, Broadway actor,  and gifted orator, his story is fascinating and well worth hearing. 

See poster for additional details.

 


 

Date/Time: Tuesday 24th May 2022 at 18:30 
Event: A Visit to Charleville  
Location: Meet at Mallow Garda Station, Mallow, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: As part of the Mallow Field Club Summer Programme 2022 the evening of Tuesday 24th May will see a visit to Charleville in conjunction with the Charleville Heritage Society. Leaving Garda Station at 18:30.


 

michael galvin in the shadow of war kilmurry

Date/Time: Friday 27th May 2022 at 20:00 
Event: Launch of Michael Galvin Publication: In the Shadow of War 
Location: Independence Museum Kilmurry, Kilmurry, Co. Cork 
Additional Information:  On Friday May 27th, at 8pm, Kilmurry’s very own Michael Galvin will be launching his new book 'In the Shadow Of War', Kilmurry 1939-1945. Michael is a hugely  talented writer , speaker and historian, and will be very generously donating sales of this book to Independence Museum Kilmurry. All are welcome on the night. See poster for additional details.

 


 

Date/Time: Saturday 28th May 2022 from 10:00 to 15:30 
Event: Buildings of Ireland Symposium  
Location: Nano Nagle Centre, Douglas Street, Cork City  
Additional Information: A Buildings of Ireland Symposium marking the publication in 2020 of both Buildings of Ireland: Cork City and County by Frank Keohane and Vol. XXII of the Irish Georgian Society journal, Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, dedicated to the art and architecture of Cork City and County, will take place in the Nano Nagle Centre, Cork City on Saturday, 28 May 2022, 10.00-15.30. For full details and booking information see the programme for the day by clicking here.


 

Spike Patrick White

Date/Time: Saturday 28th May 2022 from 17:00 to 20:00 
Event: Commemoration of Captain Patrick White 
Location: Spike Island, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Spike Island is holding an event on the island next Saturday evening, to commemorate the 1921 killing of internee Patrick White, who was from Meelick, Co. Clare. He was shot dead by a sentry without warning or challenge. The event takes place between 17:00 and 20:00 – see poster or visit www.spikeisland.ie for more information.


 

Date/Time: Saturday 28th May 2022 at 20:00
Event: Book Launch 
Location: Castletownkenneigh Community Hall Enniskeane, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Kilmichael: The Life and Afterlife of an Ambush (Irish Academic Press) by Eve Morrison, will be launched on Saturday 28 May, 8pm, and with guest speaker Colum Cronin, Castletownkenneigh Community Hall Enniskeane, Co. Cork. P47YR96. Cheese & wine reception, everybody welcome.


 

Date/Time: Saturday 4th to Monday 6th June 2022 
Event: Moby Dick Festival Youghal 
Location: Various locations throughout Youghal, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Youghal4 All are once again hosting the Moby Dick Festival in Youghal. June 4th June 5th June 6th. This commemorates the making of the Film Moby Dick in Youghal in 1954 released in 1956. Youghal was chosen as a location for the film due to its similarities to New Bedford in the 1850’s Moby Dick is on the curriculum in schools in USA. There is a library event on the Friday night of the Festival. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/YoughalsMobyDickFestival/.

 


 

Date/Time: Saturday 11th June 2022 
Event: Cruinniú na nÓg 2022  
Location: Throughout the County of Cork and Ireland 
Additional Information: 

Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, has announced details of Cruinniú na nÓg 2022, a day of free creative activity for young people. Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 is a collaboration between the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the Creative Ireland Programme, local authorities and RTÉ and is the only event of its kind in the world.

Announcing Cruinniú na nÓg 2022, Minister Martin said: “Since 2018, Cruinniú na nÓg has become a key date in Ireland’s cultural calendar. It has provided wonderful opportunities for Ireland’s 1.2 million children and young people to try something new like circus skills, animation, perform at live music gigs, explore contemporary dance, showcase new work through youth theatre and so much more. All events are free”.

For a full listing of all activities and information on how to join in for Cruinniú na nÓg – please go to www.cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie and www.rte.ie.


 

Date/Time: Sunday 12th June 2022 at 14:00 
Event: Unveiling of Monument to Seán Ó hAodha T.D. 
Location: Glandore Village, West Cork 
Additional Information: The unveiling of monument to Seán Ó hAodha T.D. will take place in Glandore on Sunday, June 12th, @ 2.00 pm.  The oration will be given by Fidelma Collins.


 

UCC Civil War Conference 2022

Date/Time: Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th June 2022 
Event: The National Irish Civil War Conference 
Location: U.C.C. Cork  
Additional Information: From 15th to 18th June, University College Cork will host a four day national conference to mark the centenary of the Irish Civil War. The conference is supported with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and is one of the key events in the State’s Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2022; also supported by Cork County Council and Cork City Council.

Over four days, all aspects of the Civil War will be examined, including political, social, cultural, gender, military, and economic dimensions. The conference is open to everyone to attend and admission is free.  For more information and the conference programme, you can visit the UCC conference website - https://www.ucc.ie/en/theirishrevolution/irish-civil-war-national-conference-june-2022/.  You can also register here to attend. 


 

Tom Crean

Date/Time: Wednesday 15th June 2022 at 20:00 
Event: Illustrated Talk on Tom Creann, by Author Michael Smith 
Location: Independence Museum Kilmurry, Kilmurry, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: 

The June lecture organised by the Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association, will be on Wednesday June 15th at 8pm, at Independence Museum Kilmurry.

Author Michael Smith will talk about Tom Crean - Ireland's Unsung Hero. In his talk, Michael will discuss  the remarkable exploits of the farmer’s son from Kerry whose exploits in the Antarctic with Ernest Shackleton and Captain Scott have captivated worldwide audiences and created an iconic figure in Irish history. And how an incident near Kilmurry during the War of Independence shaped Crean’s life. 

See poster for additional details.

 


 

Date/Time: Friday 17th June 2022 at 19:30 
Event: Commemorative Plaque Unveiling 
Location: Paddy's Bridge, Ballinhassig, Co. Cork  
Additional Information: To commemorate the Ballinhassig Ambush of 3 February 1921, which saw the loss of two lives, a commemorative plaque will be unveiled at Paddy's Bridge, Ballinhassig, at 19:30 on Friday 17th June. All Welcome. 


 

Date/Time: Saturday 18th June 2022 at 2pm  
Event: Walking Tour of Timoleague
Location: Timoleague, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: As part of their Summer Festival, the Glass Society of Ireland has sponsored this Walking Tour of Timoleague, June 18 starting at 2PM. A team of local historians have joined together to create a unique experience focussing on the history of Timoleague as it can be discovered through the three churches that have provided such a prominent focus in the town. The event costs €10 (all proceeds to the C of I restoration fund), and includes refreshments. Booking is essential, through this Eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/walk-through-history-in-timoleague-glass-mosaics-and-mysteries-tickets-290763821417?fbclid=IwAR2REhSIyRLkqcPD5zYOaFHpg74feTldQjoqZFDj1Q2ugR5uHoAkKwybtlM

 


Date/Time: Sunday 19th June 2022 at 14:30 
Event: Unveiling of Memorial to Sean Hayes T.D. 
Location: Glandore, Co. Cork  
Additional Information: A memorial to Sean Hayes TD will be unveiled at Glandore this coming Sunday, 19 June 2022, at 2.30 pm. Sean Hayes, a native of Cregg, Glandore, was a member of the first Dáil in 1919, having been elected to represent West Cork in the December 1918 election. He was subsequently re-elected in 1921 and 1922.

Sean Hayes had a close association with the Southern Star newspaper and acted as editor on occasions in 1917 and 1918.

Sean Hayes died in January 1928 aged only 42 years. His health had never recovered following a term of incarceration at Wormwood Scrubs during which he took part in a hunger strike.

The unveiling on Sunday is organised by a Sean Hayes Memorial Committee which was organised some years ago and the memorial has been supported by Cork County Council’s Commemorations Committee.

The oration will be given by Ms. Fidelma Collins. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan, will also attend.


 

Date/Time: Sunday 19th June 2022 at 20:00 
Event: Clonakilty 1798 Commemoration 
Location: Asna Square, Clonakilty, Co. Cork  
Additional Information: The annual commemoration in memory of the “Battle of the Big Cross” will be held this Sunday evening 19th June at 8pm at Asna Square, Clonakilty. The battle, which took place just north of Shannonvale about three miles from Clonakilty town on 19th June 1798, between a local force of United Irishmen led by Tadhg Ó Donnabháin Asna and Crown Forces was the only engagement in Munster in that historic year.

Over the last decade or so, the historical, non-political commemoration has been organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage who are delighted that the event is again open to the public to attend. Over the last two years, it was confined to a non-advertised wreath-laying ceremony by the Mayor of the town. The Mayor will be present to lay the wreath again on this occasion. All are welcome to attend. 


Cahirmee Buttevant 2022

Date/Time: Saturday 2nd July 2022 from 12:00 noon to 18:00 
Event: Buttevant Heritage Day
Location: Muintir na Tíre Hall, Buttevant, Co. Cork  
Additional Information: Buttevant Heritage Group is hosting a Heritage Day to celebrate the “Ancient Origins of Cahirmee Horse Fair.” There is a talk by noted historian, Dr Dagmar O’Riain, a living history display and a market - fun for adults and children alike. The event takes place from 12 noon to 18:00 on Saturday 2nd July in the Muintir na Tíre Hall in Buttevant. All welcome.


 

Date/Time: Sunday 3rd July 2022 at 12:00 noon
Event: Nature Walk with Ted Cook
Location: Meet at Tracton Arts Centre, Tracton, Co. Cork  
Additional Information: As part of the Tracton Arts Week Festival, Ted Cook has been invited to lead a nature walk in the area. The walk will take c. 3hrs and will be via Minnane Bridge to Gortigrennane Woods. All welcome


 

Date/Time: Sunday 3rd July 2022 at 19:00 
Event: Unveiling of the Ballinhassig Faction Stick 
Location: Marian Hall, Ballinhassig, Co. Cork  
Additional Information: The Ballinhassig Faction Stick will be unveiled to all at an event on Sunday 3rd July at 7pm in the Marian Hall. Organised by the Ballinhassig Village Association, the stick is associated with the Ballinhassig Faction Fight of June 30, 1845. All Welcome. The stick was recently secured by the community with the support of Cork County Council's Commemorations Committee.


 

Date/Time: Sunday 10th July 2022 at 13:00 
Event: A Visit to Mitchelstown
Location: Meet at Mallow Garda Station, Mallow, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: As part of the Mallow Field Club Summer Programme 2022 the afternoon of Sunday 10th July will see a visit to Mitchelstown and there will be tea/coffee on arrival at St. George's Arts and Heritage Centre. Suggested contribution (€5). Leaving Garda Station at 13:00.


2022 Mitchelstown Commemorative Conference

Date/Time: Friday 12  to Sunday 14 August 2022 
Event: Doomed Inheritance Conference 
Location: Saint George's Arts and Heritage Centre, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork  
Additional Information: TA wonderful conference, supported by the Commemorations Committee of Cork County Council, is set to take place from Friday to Sunday, 12-14 August, 2022. The weekend will feature a fantastic array of speakers and people are encouraged to attend. The event link for tickets is: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/doomed-inheritance-history-conference-tickets-258401053507?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.  All Welcome. 

 


 

HW 2022

Date/Time: Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st August 2022  
Event: National Heritage Week in County Cork 
Location: Various Locations, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: National Heritage Week takes place from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st August 2022 and over one hundred events are expected to take place throughout the county of Cork. Registration of events begins on June 15th and to see the listings as they appear, visit www.heritageweek.ie.

 


 

Date/Time: Tuesday 23rd August 2022 at 18:30 
Event: The Ten Arch Bridge in Mallow 
Location: Meet at Navigation Road Railway Bridge, Mallow, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: As part of the Mallow Field Club Summer Programme 2022 the evening of Tuesday 23rd August will see a talk about Mallow's 10 Arch Bridge. Meet at 18:30.  


SI Literary

Date/Time: Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September 2022 
Event: Spike Island Literary Festival 
Location: Spike Island, Cork Harbour, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: 

The inaugural  SPIKE ISLAND LITERARY FESTIVAL is now on sale for the weekend of 02nd - 04th September 2022!  Dedicated to the popular theme of crime writing, visit an island location perfect for inspiring writers, with our dark history of 4 prisons over 400 years.  Lucky attendees can further their knowledge and writing skills with a series of author talks and workshops, suited to all genres and storytellers...  While every visitor also gets to enjoy a very special 'writers tour' on arrival, with a focus on the writers, criminals and crimes associated with this historic island.   

You can choose from several great event formats:

Author speaking events - where authors share their experience and advice in a relaxed setting, inspiring budding authors to achieve their goals.  Includes a special tour on arrival.  

Crime Writing workshop - Join seasoned published author Kevin Doyle for a deep dive into writing in this exciting genre.  Small class size and includes tour on arrival.

Screen writing workshop - Writing for the screen has its own challenges, but incredible rewards!  Learn the secrets  at this insightful afternoon in a small group size with Philip Davison.  

Meet the publisher - Submit your synopsis and opening chapter in advance and receive advice from the people who really matter - the experts who will decide if your book is published.  Small group size and tour included in this afternoon visit.  

For tickets and further information, go to spikeislandcork.ie.

 


Date/Time: Tuesday 6th September 2022 at 18:00 
Event: Dromagh Castle and St. John's Church
Location: Meet at Mallow Garda Station, Mallow, Co. Cork 
Additional Information: As part of the Mallow Field Club Summer Programme 2022 the evening of Tuesday 6th September will see a visit to Dromagh Castle and St. John's Church, Dromagh with local historians Dan Joe O'Keeffe and Angela Linehan. Meet at 18:00.  


Date/Time: Saturday 11th March 2023 from 09:00 to 17:00 
Event: Cork Genealogical Society Conference - 'Family Matters' 
Location: Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork 
Additional Information: Cork Genealogical Society’s seventh Conference titled "Family Matters" will take place on Saturday 11th March 2023. There will be a number of excellent speakers on the day including Fiona Fitzsimons; Tony McCarthy and Ann Marie Coghlan. Places are limited and for booking visit http://www.corkgenealogicalsociety.com/.


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PAST EVENTS


 

Click here to see a list of the 2021 Events.

Click here to see a list of the 2020 Events.

2019: Outside the many hundreds of events that took place during National Heritage Week, Cruinniú na nÓg and Culture Night, etc., over the course of 2019 over 180 heritage/cultural/commemorative events took place throughout the County of Cork – a credit to all groups and speakers involved. Click here to see a list of the 2019 Events.

Click here to see a list of the 2018 Events.

Click here to see a list of the 2017 Events.