You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Feb 25, 2021 09:00 PM
Topic: Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage Lecture: The Women of the Irish Revolution by Liz Gillis
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Liz Gillis will discuss the pivotal role that women played in the Irish Revolution. The women were more than mere supporters of the fight for Irish freedom and women from all over the country certainly played their part in the momentous events that shaped our history.
They were educationalists, socialists, community workers, radicals, feminists and realists with one thing in common: Independence for Ireland. Through their participation they proved their worth and showed that they were indeed the invisible army of the revolutionary movement and without their dedication and resolve the struggle for Irish independence would have been very different. Highlighting many of the lesser known women this talk will show that the women of Liberties, Cork and beyond area were among the vital revolutionaries who gave their all in the hope of a better future for their country.
Historian and author Liz Gillis is from the Liberties. She has a degree in Irish History and currently works as a researcher for the History Show on RTE Radio and lectures at Champlain College, Dublin. She is the author of six books about the Irish Revolution including, ‘Women of the Irish Revolution’ and ‘The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution’ and is co-organiser of the annual conference on the Burning of the Custom House in 1921. In 2018 Liz was a recipient of the Lord Mayor’s Award for her contribution to history.
Dúchas Clonakilty AGM
The AGM of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage will be held on zoom this Wednesday evening 17th February at 8pm to which all members and interested people are invited.
The zoom log in details have been emailed out to members.
A recent online committee meeting decided to give complimentary membership for 2021 to anyone who formally requests it via the method above.
A recording of the recent lecture on “The Castles of West Cork”, by Finola Finlay, is also available to view during the month of February and the link is on the Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage Facebook page.
On Thursday, 25th February the monthly lecture will be on "Women of the Revolution" by Dublin historian Liz Gillis, starting at 9pm on Zoom.
Further details nearer the date.
Thurs Jan 28 2021
The Zoom webinar of this lecture can now be viewed here
What do we call a castle in West Cork? Who built them, when and why? How were they constructed? What was their role in West Cork history? Where have some of them gone and what's the future for the ones we have left?
In the current environment many individuals, clubs and organisations locally are currently putting measures in place to keep the morale up and keep people occupied (in the safety of their own homes), and so Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage have decided to make available for free the two volumes of the Duchas Clonakilty Heritage journal as PDFs on our website here
It is possible to read / download the entire journals or just individual articles.
Feel free to share link http://www.duchasclonakiltyheritage.com/index.php/journals to family, friends or anyone who you think might enjoy these articles!
PHOTO: Newly installed Mayor of Clonakilty, Michael O’ Neill, Jnr., at last Thursday evenings public ceremony, with his fellow Mayors in front for the next five years. From left: Chris Hinchy, (2023-'24); Anthony McDermott, (2021-'22); current Deputy Mayor Pádraig O' Reilly, (2020-’21) and Paddy McCarthy, (2022-'23). At back, the four now retired Mayors who had served along with Anthony McDermott over the last five years, from left: Colette Twomey; Gretta O’ Donovan; John M. Loughnan and Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin. (Photo: Anna Groniecka Photography)
Michael O’ Neill, Jnr., was installed as the new "Mayor of Clonakilty" at a pleasant public ceremony at Asna Square last Thursday 6th June. In glorious sunshine, and with a large crowd assembled, the outgoing Mayor, Gretta O' Donovan, led her four colleagues - Deputy Mayor Colette Twomey, Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, Anthony McDermott and John Loughnan from O' Donovan's Hotel and arrived to great applause at Asna Square.
A few minutes later, the Mayor asked people to welcome the members of the newly-elected Mayoral Council for the coming five years. They too arrived from O' Donovan's Hotel, and were led by the incoming Mayor Michael O' Neill and his colleagues in order of election - Deputy Mayor Pádraig O' Reilly, Paddy McCarthy and Chris Hinchy. There was great applause too for them and they shook hands with the outgoing Mayors and stood beside them under the chestnut tree.