Some photographs of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage events for Heritage Week 2016 can now be viewed in Gallery. These include some photographs of the Children's Treasure Hunt.
During recent Heritage Week, Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage group organised a number of events. Among them was a children’s historical treasure hunt around the town. There was a large entry and over ten prizes awarded. Amongst them were family passes to the Michael Collins House. Seen here are winners Nora Dineen (7) from Barryroe and Maeve O’ Sullivan, (10) from Kilbree, Clonakilty with from left: Rachael Cronin and Marian O’ Leary, Dúchas Heritage Week co-ordinators and Jamie Murphy, general manager of the Michael Collins House Museum.
(Other prizes were three family passes donated by West Cork Model Railway, and book tokens from Kerrs, Coughlan's and the Clonakilty Bookshops).
The recent Heritage Week programme organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage was attended by large crowds at all the events - all of which were free of charge. Throughout the week, local children participated in a Historical Treasure Hunt around the town in association with the Michael Collins House Museum.
Thanks was expressed to the speakers at the other Heritage Week walks and talks who gave their time free including Seán de Barra on the Seven Heads walk, several speakers at Kilkerranmore Old Cemetery and nearby Mass Rock - Tim Feen, (Cathaoirleach Dúchas); Frank Harte; Michael Collins; Fergus Hurley; William Casey; Mary O' Connor; Ann Marie O' Keeffe; Paula Hurley; Dan O' Leary; Fachtna McCarthy and Rachael Cronin and Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin who led the Clonakilty town walk during Heritage Week!
Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage also expressed thanks to the all the many people who attended and supported the events and landowners who allowed them onto their properties in some instances.