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



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,, 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.