Large crowd attend “Battle of Jutland” talk in Clonakilty

Large crowd attend “Battle of Jutland” talk in Clonakilty

 A capacity crowd attended the recent very interesting lecture on the World War 1 “Battle of Jutland” at the Parish Centre, Clonakilty which was organised as part of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage's winter/spring lecture series.
Tim Feen, Cathaoirleach of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage welcomed all to the lecture  and introduced Tony McCarthy who delivered a very professional lecture with the aid of plenty slides. During his hour-long talk, Tony placed a particular emphasis on locals from the Barryroe and Clonakilty areas who were part of the British Navy on the day of the what is seen as the greatest maritime battle ever. Some of these men lost their lives during the six hour conflict.

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Clonakilty Mayoral Council honours local heroes

Clonakilty Mayoral Council honours local heroes

PHOTO: Front row: At the recent Clonakilty Mayoral Council Reception organised to honour local heroes were Honourees:
Front: Richard Forristal; Kate Kirby; Shane Enright, (representing his mother Karen McDermott who was unavoidably absent); Mayor Anthony McDermott; Ciara Ryan and Mícheál O’ Regan.
Back: Dr. Jason van der Velde; Mayoral Council members John Loughnan; Colette Twomey and Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin; Christopher O’ Sullivan, representing Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce, (sponsor) and Sinéad Crowley.
(Photo: Anthony Brennan).

Clonakilty Mayor Anthony McDermott and his colleagues on the Clonakilty Mayoral Council honoured seven locals for their voluntary work, fundraising, sporting achievements and journalistic professionalism at a pleasant Mayoral Reception held at O’ Donovan’s Hotel Friday evening 14th October last.

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Heritage Week 2016 Photos

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.

Childrens  Treasure Hunt Winners

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.