Events: March 3-9, 2016

You have your choice of 1916 commemorative lectures in Cork this week.



March 3, 6:30pm: Women and the Rising at University College Cork

Novelist Lia Mills, poet Nessa O’Mahony and Mary Morrissy, writer and lecturer in creative writing at UCC, will read together in the first of the Women and the Rising readings on March 3.

Mills’s 1916 novel, Fallen, is this year’s Two Cities One Book choice and Morrissy’s The Rising of Bella Casey was nominated for the 2015 Dublin International IMPAC award. 

Join us in the Creative Zone with Boole Library at UCC for this evening lecture.

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Also on March 3, 6:30pm:  The 1916 Easter Rising from the Polish perspective, at Mallow Library

Adam Kurcharski to speak about Irena Pannenkowa – the 1916 Easter Rising from the Polish perspective by Adam Kucharski

This is a FREE event in the Cork County Library in Mallow.

RSVP by 1st March to reserve a seat.

Phone 022 21821 Bernie Wallace, Divisional Librarian, North Cork. ext. 6864

March 7, 5pm: Volunteers from Baile Bhúirne

On the 6th of March, 1916, the Baile Bhúirne Volunteers were formed by Terence MacSwiney and Tomás MacCurtain.

In commemoration of this occasion a lecture has been organized, and the event will also see the launch of a Calendar by Coiste Litríochta Mhúscraí. All welcome to this event in the Council Chamber, County Hall, Cork.

March 8, 8pm: An illustrated talk on Cork’s Volunteers by Niall Murray

Cork officers at Volunteers Hall, Sheares St.

Niall Murray (organiser of the Irish Examiner’s 1916 coverage, which has been undertaken in conjunction with the UCC School of History) has conducted extensive research on the Volunteers of County Cork, particularly those from around the Kilmurry and Macroom area.

The talk has been organised by the Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association and all are welcome to attend at the new Kilmurry Museum, Killmurry, Lissarda, Co. Cork.

March 8, 7pm: “How the women helped” 

On International Women’s Day, Dr Marie Coleman will discuss the role of women in the Irish revolution in a lecture at the National Library of Ireland. Her paper focuses on ‘Uncovering the role of women in the Irish revolution, 1916 -1923’. This series of lectures in partnership with University College Cork’s Atlas of the Irish Revolution will take the Easter Rising as its theme.  More information is available here.

March 9, 8pm: The 1916 Insurrection in Bandon

The 1916 Insurrection in Bandon: John Desmond will give a talk in the Parish Centre, Bandon, at 8pm regarding the 1916 Insurrection in Bandon and surrounding area. Begins at 8pm in the Parish Centre, Bandon, Co. Cork.

Also on March 9, 8pm: An illustrated lecture on the Cork Volunteers

The Cork Volunteers: A talk on the role of the Cork Volunteers in the Easter Rising will be given by Gerry White.

At this talk a publication will also be made available which outlines the origins and organisation of Irish Volunteers in the Millstreet area, detailing their participation in Easter Week activities and the consequences of these actions as volunteers were arrested and sent to prison in Frongoch. Join speaker Gerry White in the Wallis Hotel, Millstreet, Co. Cork.



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