Cruinniú na Cásca in Cork.

St Peter’s Cork are delighted to host a full programme of family friendly events as part of Cruinniú na Cásca, a Creative Ireland initiative presented by RTÉ . This is a free public event on Easter Monday.

From 2pm, join local history legend Liam ÓhUigín from www.corcaigh.net, as he takes us on a walking tour of the Old Town, revealing the secret history of North Main Street and the surrounding neighbourhood.

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

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As part of the Lifelong Learning FestivalLiam O’hUigín from www.corcaigh.net will give two talks on local history .

A morning talk  will be hosted by The Curaheen Family Centre on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 from 10.00am to 11.30am, in the Meeting Room, Church of the Real Presence, Curaheen Road, Cork

An evening talk will be hosted by the Turners Cross Community Association on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 from 7.30pm to 9.00pm in the Turners Cross Community Centre, Curragh Road, Cork

These illustrated talks are on the history of Cork. Liam’s passion for, and interest in, his native city is all consuming & inspiring. He has a unique style with great knowledge and humour, so you are guaranteed  engaging fun events.

Both talks are free and there is no need to book, but do come early as these talks are always very popular.

For more info on the morning talk in Bishopstown, contact Irene Higgins on 021 454 1583

For more info on the evening talk in Turners Cross, contact Joe Curtin on 086 259 1362

The Life and Death of Terence MacSwiney

Following recent success with the Cork Adult Education Council’s, Annual Lunchtime Lectures in the 2016 Commemoration Centre, St Peter’s Church, North Main Street, Cork, we have another chance to see this presentation by Liam O’hUigin, Cork Historian from http://www.corcaigh.net, Writer, Tour Guide and PRO of the Ballyphelane Commemoration 1916-2016 Centenary Committee.

Where: Turner’s Cross Community Centre, Curragh Road, Cork, Ireland

When: Wednesday the 13th of April @ 19:30hrs

Liam will take us on a fascinating historical journey of Terence MacSwiney, exploring his earlier life, where he was born, where he went to school, where he worked and his involvement with the Volunteers and his hunger strike in Brixton Prison which caught worldwide attention.

All are welcome to attend this event.

There may be parking available.

For more information please contact TCCA – Turners Cross Community Association

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Cork Adult Education CouncilAnnual Lunchtime Lectures 2016

Cork Adult Education CouncilAnnual Lunchtime Lectures 2016

Commemoration Centre, St Peter’s Church, North Main Street, Cork

Monday, April 4th to Thursday, April 7th.

1- 2pm.

Admission Free

 

Launch:

Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Chris O’Leary

Monday, April 4th at 12.45pm
Lecture Theme: Cork in 1916

 

 

Monday, April 4th 2016

Dr. Sean Pettit, UCC Historian, Author, Lecturer.

Lecture Title: The Streets of Cork in 1916.

Dr. Sean Pettit is internationally known for his outstanding contribution in promoting his beloved City of Cork. He will take us on a romantic journey through the streets of Cork of 1916 with his collection of vintage photographs, some of which has ever seen before in public.

 

 

Tuesday, April 5th 2016

Mark Cronin, Cork Historian, Author, Lecturer and member of the Blackpool Historical Society.

Lecture Title: Blackpool in 1916 – A Cork suburb at the Crossroads.

The 1916 Rising proved a watershed in Irish history and Mark’s lecture will look at Blackpool, an urban Cork community, and explore the origins of ‘the revolution’ in a local setting with of course Tomas MacCurtain as a pivotal figure.

 

 

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Liam O’hUigin, http://www.corcaigh.net, Cork Historian, Writer, Tour Guide and PRO of the Ballyphelane Commemoration 1916 -2016 Centenary Committee.

Lecture Title: The Life and Death of Terence MacSwiney.

Liam will take us on a fascinating historical journey of Terence MacSwiney, exploring his earlier life, where he was born, where he went to school, where he worked and his involvement with the Volunteers and his hunger strike in Brixton Prison which caught worldwide attention.

 

 

Thursday, April 7th 2016

John Jefferies, Cork Historian, Writer and Lecturer, Committee member of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School is well-known for promoting the rich colourful heritage of Cork.

Lecture Title: 1916 and the Cobh Volunteers – Rebels in the Bastion of Empire.

On Easter Saturday 1916, John will discuss how 13 Cobh Volunteers mobilised to join the Rising in Cork. Three other Cobhmen rose elsewhere. They were raising the flag of revolution in the ultimate garrison town.