Culture & Creativity Strategy 2018-2022 launched at Creative County Cork Conference

The Creative County Cork Conference 2018, which took place in Baile Mhúirne recently, proved to be a most special two days. Opening with an address, as Gaeilge, by Cllr. Gobnait Moynihan, deputising on behalf of the Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy, the tone was perfectly set for the captivating talks and discussions to come.

Heritage Week 2018

Heritage Week – coordinated by the Heritage Council and part of the wider European Heritage Days Programme - takes place from August 18th to 26th 2018. This is a special year for Heritage being the European Year of Cultural Heritage and this year’s Theme is ‘Sharing Stories’. Cork County has been excelling in Heritage Week activities in recent years with national acknowledgments given to the Ellen Hutchins festival in West Cork and the John Saul event in East Cork.

Closing Ceremony for Cork Public Museum's Replica WWI Trench

Closing Ceremony for Cork Public Museum's Replica WWI Trench
Location: Cork Public Museum, Ftizgerald's Park, Cork
Additional Information:  To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War Cork Public Museum will host a small ceremony to officially close the replica trench located on site. The event commences on the morning at 10:30 and all are most welcome to attend.

150th Anniversary of James Mountain - the first Cork Fenian

150th Anniversary of James Mountain - the first Cork Fenian
St. Joseph's Cemetery, Ballyphehane, Cork
Ballyphehane 1916-2016 Centenary Commemoration Committee has organised an afternoon to commemorate James Mountain on Saturday 3rd November 2018. The event will include a ceremony, music and the reading of the Fenian Proclamation followed by a talk and refreshments in the Ballyphehane Community Centre. All welcome.

Kilmurry Parish Schools Exhibition

Kilmurry Parish Schools Exhibition at the Independence Museum, Kilmurry, Cork
A wonderful Schools' exhibition is being put together featuring Kilmurry Parish Schools, including Lackareigh, and will feature lots of old school photographs, accounts and artefacts. The exhibition will be launched in the Museum on Saturday November 3rd 2018 and will open on Sundays for the month of November. All most welcome to attend.

Illustrated Lecture - 'Her Story'

Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled Blarney 1918 - Anti-Conscription - Armistice - Election in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (Blarney Secondary School).

In April 1918 the British government attempted to impose conscription in Ireland by imposing a law which was passed but never put into effect. No Irish person was ever drafted into the British Army. The Armistice of 11 November 1918  brought an end to fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and Germany.

Sinking of the RMS Leinster - Tragedy, Romance and a link to Bantry, Kinsale and Monkstown

Bantry Historical Society will host a talk by Niall O'Reilly of Dublin, on The Sinking of the RMS Leinster - Tragedy, Romance and a Link to Bantry, Kinsale and Monkstown.


The talk will take place in the Christian Fellowship Church, Bantry on Thursday 25th October at 8.00pm. 

Everyone very welcome.