Lecture: British perceptions of MichaelCollins

As part of the weeklong events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Michael Collins, Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage are hosting a lecture, presented by Gabriel Doherty, on Tuesday August 16th at 8.30pm at Clonakilty GAA Club. The cost of the lecture is €5. As this is our first in-house lecture since February 2020 and we are  expecting a big attendance, we would appeal to all to be aware that Covid has not gone away, to wear face masks where possible and not to attend if you have any Covid or flu symptoms.

A LEGENDARY FIGURE: BRITISH PERCEPTIONS OF MICHAEL COLLINS

Lecture by

Gabriel Doherty, School of History, UCC

Tuesday August 16 2022

at

8.30pm

in

Clonakilty GAA Club, Ahamilla

This talk will focus on British official and public perceptions of Michael Collins, between his initial emergence in the aftermath of the Easter Rising as one of a number of secretive individuals actively engaged in seditious activity and committed to ending British rule in Ireland, through to the reaction to his death, and spectacular funeral in August 1922, during the Irish Civil War. Drawing on a range of materials, including (amongst other sources) secret police documents, official Government minutes and memoranda, newspaper reports, and the private papers of public figures, it will seek to demonstrate what the British state, and British people, knew, thought they knew, were led to believe, or wanted to believe, about this towering figure in modern Irish history during his relatively brief time in the public eye.

Gabriel Doherty lectures in the School of History, University College Cork. His research interests cover all aspects of twentieth-century Irish history. He actively promotes the study and knowledge of the Irish revolutionary period.

He is part of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations which was established by the Taoiseach to support the State's approach to the remembrance of significant historical events during the Decade of Centenaries. He played an instrumental role in the organisation of events in West Cork to commemorate the centenary of Cork Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in 2015. 

He has edited many successful history titles including 1916: The Long Revolution, Michael Collins and the Making of the Irish State and The Home Rule Crisis 1912-1914 .

Membership 2022

Membership of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage for 2022 is now due. Membership fees are as follows:

Individual: €10

Students: €5

Families: €25

and can be paid using any one of the following three options:-

(1) Internet banking.
Please transfer the appropriate fee from your bank account to :

Account Name: Duchas Clonakilty Heritage
IBAN:  IE82IPBS99071221393419
BIC: IPBSIE2D

Bank: Permanent TSB, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

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(2) In person in your own bank
Use the following bank details:

Account Name: Duchas Clonakilty Heritage
IBAN:  IE82IPBS99071221393419
BIC: IPBSIE2D

Bank: Permanent TSB, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

N.B. Please include your FULL NAME with your payment so that it will appear on our bank statement.

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Your Name: ________________________

Your Email address to which we will send information:__________________________

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S
end your appropriate
membership fee (not cash) to:-

Fachtna McCarthy,
Cisteoir/Treasurer Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage,
"Cuas",
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Clonakilty,
Co. Cork.

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Benefits of Membership

You will:-

(1) Receive emails and text messages about upcoming lectures (and any other events we may organise during the remainder of 2022)
(2) Have an opportunity to view our recorded monthly zoom lectures for a number of weeks after the "live" event.
(3) Have the right to attend and vote at our AGM
(4) Have the right to join our committee or any of our sub-committees, put forward proposals and ideas and vote if there are votes taken on any issue.
(5) Have the right to be co-opted onto any of the above if you wish
(6) Have the right to set up a relevant sub-committee
(7) Be covered by our insurance to attend historical walks and trips away (when these events return!)
and much more........

Third Dúchas Clonakilty historical journal now on sale

Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage's third volume of the popular “Clonakilty Historical and Archaeological Journal” is now available at local outlets costing €10. It contains 12 excellent articles examining different aspects of local history and built heritage, focusing on the seventeenth to twentieth centuries, as well as many interesting photos - some of which have not been published before.

There was an online launch by Dr. Danielle O’Donovan from Ardfield who is programme manager at Nano Nagle Place, before Christmas. Others speakers included Tim Feen, Cathaoirleach Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage; journal editor Clíodhna O’ Leary; Gill Boazman, asst. editor and Mayor of Clonakilty, Anthony McDermott who all complimented the publication, the high standards of the articles in it and the professionalism of the writing, research and editing. 
Clíodhna O' Leary, editor was praised by all for her professionalism throughout the project as well as her patience and courtesy to all article writers.
The journals are on sale at Coughlan's Bookshop, Rossa St., (who can arrange delivery by post); Kerr's Bookshop, Ashe St.; Paddy Meade Newsagent, Pearse St., White's Texaco and Daybreak, Convent Road and at the Michael Collins House, Emmet Square costing just €10.
Further details on Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage website and Facebook page.

 

Clonakilty Town Council A History

We are delighted to announce that the Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage published book, ‘Clonakilty Town Council a History 1613 – 2014’, is now available.

This project was organised by a sub-group of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage who engaged the services of Dr Matthew Potter, an authority on local government in Ireland, who was joined by Dúchas members Tomás Tuipéar and Michael O’Mahony, to write this comprehensive history. In the words of our Cathaoirleach Tim Feen, ‘this is a veritable history of Clonakilty’.

The limited edition of 200 illustrated books, containing previously unpublished documents and research specific to Clonakilty, are available at :

COUGHLAN’S, Rossa Street, KERR’S, Ashe Street and PADDY MEADE’S, Pearse Street, at € 25.

Official Launch Clonakilty Historical & Archaeological Journal Volume 3

We are very pleased to announce the online launch of our third journal (please use the link below to register): 

Official Launch 

Clonakilty Historical & Archaeological Journal Volume 3 

Zoom meeting, 

Monday, December 20th, 8 pm

 
Produced by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage, the third volume of Clonakilty Historical & Archaeological Journal presents a variety of papers examining different aspects of our local history and built heritage, focusing on the seventeenth to twentieth centuries. From church architecture to sanitation, local governance to the Atlantic slave trade, this volume has something for everyone and serves to advance our understanding of the rural and urban heritage of the greater Clonakilty area.
 

This volume will be launched by Dr Danielle O’Donovan. Danielle is from Ardfield, just outside Clonakilty. She gained her PhD in architectural history from Trinity College Dublin in 2008 and publishes on Irish medieval architecture and learning in museums. Danielle has worked for Trinity Irish Art Research Centre, Trinity Centre for Research in IT in Education and the Irish Heritage Trust. Danielle is the programme manager at Nano Nagle Place, which has just been awarded the Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2022.

 

The journals are available at a price of €10 in the following Clonakilty bookshops: Coughlan's Bookshop (who can arrange for delivery by post), Kerr's Bookshop, Paddy Meade Newsagent and the Michael Collins House.


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 20, 2021 08:00 PM 

Register in advance for this meeting: HERE
 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Please note, this is a meeting not a webinar, so please ensure you are on mute when you join.

Utter Disloyalist Tadhg Barry and the Irish Revolution

Our next lecture is as follows (see link to register below):

 

Utter Disloyalist

Tadhg Barry and the Irish Revolution

Zoom Lecture

by

Dr Donal Ó Drisceoil

on

Thurs November 25

at

8pm

Tadhg Barry, the last high-profile victim of the Crown forces during the Irish War of Independence, was shot dead in Ballykinlar internment camp, Co. Down, on 15 November 1921. Half the population of Dublin lined the streets as his body was borne through the capital, and his funeral in his native Cork dwarfed even those of his fallen comrades, Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney. Who was this man and why has he since been largely forgotten?

Barry was a fascinating activist, trade union official, journalist, poet, Irish Volunteer, GAA official and author of the first book on the rules of hurling. He was described by his British enemies as an ‘utter disloyalist’ and by a comrade as ‘a characteristic product of Rebel Cork – courageous, kindly, generous to a fault, bold and daring, and independent in speech and action’.  

Barry had many connections with West Cork: Coláiste na Mumhan in Ballingeary was a home from home, he organised workers across West Cork for the ITGWU, and he wrote a column on Cork City affairs for both the Skibbereen Eagle and, later, its nationalist competitor, the Southern Star. Among those interned with Barry in Ballykinlar was John Flyer Nyhan of Clonakilty, who was among those Barry was waving goodbye to when he was shot dead by a sentry. 

To mark the 100th anniversary of Tadhg Barry’s death, Dr Donal Ó Drisceoil of the School of History, UCC has produced a new biography, published by Mercier Press: Utter Disloyalist: Tadhg Barry and the Irish Revolution Copies of his book are available in Clonakilty bookshops.


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Nov 25, 2021 08:00 PM Dublin
Topic: Utter Disloyalist: Tadhg Barry and the Irish Revolution by Dr Donal Ó Drisceoil

Register in advance for this webinar: HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.