What’s on this week

Several  historical events of note this week:

UCC & the First World War – 7th Annual Commemorative Recital

13.00 – 14.00 Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 – The Aula Maxima, UCC

Soldiers in the Munster Fusiliers wave goodbye as they leave the station in Cork, 01/11/1914. Picture: Irish Examiner Archives
Soldiers in the Munster Fusiliers wave goodbye as they leave the station in Cork, 01/11/1914. Picture: Irish Examiner Archives



All are welcome to join this cultural event of poetry, music, and song marking the impact of the First World War on University College Cork.


Organising Committee: Michael Holland, UCC Curator, Brian Bermingham, Former Lord Mayor of Cork, Billy Murphy, Local Historian, Richard T. Cooke, President & Chairperson, Cork Adult Education Council.



Stories from the Port and Harbour of Cork City

Cork City Library, Tue 29 November 2016, 19:00


Lecture by Damian Shiels at Cork City Library, Grand Parade: The First World War US Naval Presence in Cork Harbour: Archaeology & History

Damian Shiels is Director of Rubicon Heritage, an archaeological consultancy based in Midleton. He specialises in Conflict Archaeology and has published extensively on the subject. His most recent book The Irish in the American Civil War has received critical acclaim. More details available here.




Made in Cork: The Arts and Crafts Movement 1880’s–1920’s
Crawford Art Gallery, 18 Nov. 2016–25 Feb 2017


Now open at The Crawford Art Gallery“Made in Cork: The Arts and Crafts Movement 1880’s – 1920’s” brings to life the cross section of people involved in the Arts and Crafts movement in Cork, where artisan workers in lace and metalwork, the Cork School of Art, artists, craftspeople, religious orders and business families like the Days, Egan & Sons, and James Watson & Sons flourished and influenced the wider social structure of Cork and beyond. This fresh perspective on the Irish Arts and Crafts movement brings together key artists including James Archer, Michael J. McNamara, Joseph Higgins and the lesser known Annie Crooke and Kathleen Murphy O’Connor and is guest curated by art historian Vera Ryan.


‘Guerrilla Warfare in Ireland and the Munster Vanguard, 1917-1921’

Monday 5th December 2016, 7pm, Midleton GAA Club


Dr John Borgonovo, UCC School of History to speak this coming Monday at the Midleton GAA Club on the topic “Guerilla Warfare in Ireland”. There is free admission, and all are welcome. Following the lecture there will be an information session on UCC’s Diploma in Local & Regional Studies

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