Thursday, 25 January 2018

CORK COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK

CORK COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK

is an informal network is and is open to colleagues in community and voluntary sector organisations.

We take a very broad view of Community Health! – this is a network not just for Health Projects: you’ re very welcome to attend if you feel your organisation is contributing to  health and well-being. Please feel free to forward this who may be interested or to other community and voluntary organisations.

Date:             Thursday, 8th February 2018
Time:             12.30 tea/coffee/light lunch: for 1pm (sharp) Presentations

Hosted by:  Cork City PPN
Venue:          Cork Volunteer Centre, North Main Street         


Presentation 1                    Cork City PPN : Community Participation Survey (Martha  Halbert)
Presentation 2                    Cork Volunteer Centre: Mental Health & Volunteering (Joanna Karolini)
Presentation 3                    Cork Environmental Forum (Bernie Connolly)

Discussion & Updates:

Selection of New Representative to Cork Healthy Cities
NB: If you are interested in putting your name forward, please send a short piece (brief bio and why you are interested) to Jim.sheehan@socialandhealth.com by January 31st so that we can circulate it before the meeting. Thanks!

AOB

PSVP: to Martha =  corkcity@ppn.ie
                                          

PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images forward automatically and you talk along to the images. It comes from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"). It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace

Looking forward to seeing you.

Yours,
CCHN Steering Committee:
Siobhan O’Dowd, Ballyphehane Togher CDP
Martha  HalbertCork City PPN
Katherine Harford,  Young Knocknaheeny ABC Project
Jim SheehanSHEP

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Illustrated Talk - Remembering the Hougoumont, 150 years ago

Event: Illustrated Talk - Remembering the Hougoumont, 150 years ago
Location: Council Chamber, County Hall, Cork
Additional Information:  The Hougoumont, Australia’s last convict ship, arrived in Fremantle with 62 Irish Fenians aboard on January 10th, 1868. In early 2018, in Freemantle, Australia, a 10 day festival is taking place titled the Fenians, Freedom and Freemantle Festival, which is celebrating the influence of Irish Culture in Australia. In recognition of this Irish-Australian shared history, Cal McCarthy will give a talk in the County Hall. This event is part of the Creative Ireland County Cork Programme. All welcome and for further information on what is happening in Australia visit http://feniansfestival.com.au/
Event Date

Road Safety Event Mitchelstown Leisure Centre

FREE Road Safety Event Mitchelstown Feb 4th 9.30am - 4.00pm
Cork County Council will host a Road Safety Event on Sunday, February 4th from 9.30am to 4.00pm. in the car park of Mitchelstown Leisure Centre.  
This is a FREE event with everyone welcome to attend. 
The RSA Road shuttle and roll over simulator will be on site enabling members of the public to experience the latest simulations and immersive technologies.  The Roll Over simulator is fitted to a hydraulic platform and imitates a 90 degree and 180 degree roll-over.  The experience demonstrates the importance of wearing seat belts together with the dangers of drink and drug driving.
Together let’s make Road Safety our New Year’s Resolution. 
Event Date

GIY Ireland Weekly Column Slow At Work And Inner Critics

GIY Weekly Column January 13th 2017 Slow At Work And Inner Critics
If you’re still looking for a new year’s resolution (or you’ve already broken your last one), how about this: get to know your inner critic. Start listening out for it and watching its patterns. Don’t identify with it so much or take it so seriously. The first time you find yourself smiling at your inner critic you will know you’ve made significant progress.
As the year turns, my inner critic is active again, goading me to get started on work in the veg patch.  Every time I look out the window at the veg patch, or visit it to grab a leek or some parsnips for the dinner, it starts up its never-ending critical commentary.  “You really need to get some compost on that bed,” it says.  “Look at those weeds, you’d really think you would keep it tidier.  That polytunnel needs cleaning and look at the state of the potting shed. You started GIY?  Really?  You’d think the so-called founder of GIY would be more on top of things in his own veg patch.”

My inner critic, it turns out, is a total pain in the ass.

As a New Year gift to myself, I’ve been reading Aoife McElwain’s excellent new book “Slow at Work” and it strikes me that it’s principles could apply not just to my work life, but to my veg patch life too.  I am constantly beating myself up about what’s to be done out there, rather than cutting myself a break or, God forbid, praising myself for how much I’ve actually managed to grow.  I’ve done very little in the veg patch since November, but instead of relishing the break, most of the time I just feel guilty.  Aoife’s book promises to show us how to “work less, achieve more and regain our balance in an always-on world”.  It’s a promise I think most of us could really latch on to in these frenetic times.  It’s a fascinating book that explores the cult of busyness, the imposter syndrome and the problems of procrastination.

The phrase “I’ve been beating myself up” is a really interesting one.  It points to the strange duality that’s the core problem of the human experience.  Who exactly is it that’s beating me up?  Is it me?  Creating a tiny little bit of distance between you (the experiencer of life), and your inner critic (that constant inner monologue) is one of the healthiest things you can do for your mental health and all-round happiness.  Just being able to notice or watch the critic, to catch it out – is usually enough to be able to stop identifying with it so much.  After a while you realise your inner critic is actually kind of a moron.  It’s like the worst type of bullying boss – hyper critical and repetitive, often sulky, whiney and childish.  Never giving you a break, always saying the same dumb stuff, time and time again.

If you’re still looking for a new year’s resolution (or you’ve already broken your last one), how about this: get to know your inner critic.  Start listening out for it and watching its patterns.  Don’t identify with it so much or take it so seriously.  The first time you find yourself smiling at your inner critic you will know you’ve made significant progress.  As for me, I’m staying out of the veg patch for another few weeks.  My inner critic is not happy about it, but then again, he never is.  Happy New Year folks.

Slow at Work by Aoife McElwain is €12.99 and available from Gill Books.

New Year, Same You
We’re tired of the New Year, New You malarkey at GIY.  We like you just the way you are.  Don’t think about giving stuff up, think about taking things up instead.  Learn a skill, eat delicious things, sow a seed. Be kind to yourself.  Check out our range of January courses from vegetarian cooking, beginners guides to growing, fermented and cultured drinks to yoga and mindfulness. growhq.org.

The Basics – How To Hoe
Speaking of new skills.  Learning how to hoe properly is one of the most useful skills I’ve acquired in the veg patch – it’s the ultimate labour and time saving device.   I wouldn’t be able to keep on top of my veg patch weeds without it. Hoeing is 8 times faster than pulling weeds, apparently.  I would love to have been at the trial where they established that fact.

Ideally you want to hoe to prevent weeds as opposed to having to get rid of them.  Although you may have to pull weeds if they get well established, it's preferable not to have to, since it upsets soil structure and fertility. Far better to hoe weeds which basically dislodges the roots and forces them to die - they then rot down and add to soil fertility. From April to September run over the entire patch with a hoe each week - its enjoyable work if you do it right, standing upright with a long-handled hoe and moving it forward and back just beneath the soil surface.  Try to hoe when the soil is dry.  Weeds are more likely to take root again in wet soil. It’s good to redouble your hoeing efforts at two times of the year – (1) go in to the winter with a clean patch and (2) in spring, don’t let weeds get established. Mulch and green manures will prevent weeds from becoming established, as will coverings of mypex, plastic etc. Also important to keep the grass around your patch short - otherwise it’s a great seeding environment for weeds.

Get Ireland Growing Deadline is now January 26th

The Get Ireland Growing Deadline is now January 26th

Community Food Growing Projects now have until the 26th January to apply for up to €5,000 in grants from the Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund.

It's open to any non-profit making food growing project across the island of Ireland. 

It's easy to apply.

Go to the website www.giy.ie and click on Energia Get Ireland Growing 
  • Read the application criteria
  • Fill in the application form 
  • That's it!
We have €75,000 in 86 grants to give away and we want to every corner of this beautiful country to get one. Let's Get Ireland Growing!
Apply NOW!

Fermoy Health & Well Being Information talks

Good morning all

On Thursday 25th January 2018  PREVENT Volunteers from the Irish Cancer Society will deliver the first session in our series of Health & Well Being Information talks.  Their talk will mainly focus on the 12 steps to reducing your risk of cancer and the services & programmes that are provided by the Irish Cancer society.

These monthly talks will focus on informing and supporting people to protect and improve their health and well-being.  The format for the morning session will be - the invited guest speaker will address those in attendance for the first 30 minutes, then will follow a Question & Answer session for 10mins.  Following this refreshments will be provided and this will give those in attendance a further opportunity to have a chat with the speaker at the end of the session.

These talks are FREE OF CHARGE and are open to everyone .  The talks will take place from 11am - 12noon on the last Thursday of each month in the HSE Saint Frances Day Centre, located on Rathealy Road, Fermoy.  Further details about these monthly talks can be found on the Fermoy Community Health Project Face book page or by contacting Jacinta directly on 085 8742320.


Kind regards

Jacinta McCormack
Community Health Worker
Fermoy Community Health Project
085 8742320 or 025 32962

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

 Lord Mayor’s Tea Dance Sunday afternoon 28th January 2018.

This is my yearly ‘beat the can’ looking for support to spread the news on what has become an annual event in the Cork city calendar, at which young and old can participate in a fun afternoon of music and dance.


Each year the proceeds of the raffle are donated to a Cork Charity.
This year we are working with the Cork University Hospital Charity.
Previous charities include Enable Ireland, Cork Penny Dinners and  Vincent de Paul.

You can help by spreading the word and encouraging people to bring a neighbour to the Tea Dance.

We are delighted to have the ongoing support of the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald, Cork City Council, The Community Guards, Valerie Finnegan Cahill (Ikon Hair Design), the HSE, our media sponsor The Evening Echo and Dino Creegan and his family, who cater for over 700 dancers

I’m sure there a number of Cinderella’s and Prince Charming’s out there, so dust off the glad rags, grab the hand bags, and boogie on down! (I’m sure most of you picked up the hints and tunes here?!?).

All that’s left for me to say now is: have a Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.

Gerry Kelly

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Cork County Council Festival Fund

Cork County Council is committed to supporting Festivals which drive domestic tourism, stimulate local economic activity and help to improve the visitor experience.  Festivals can now apply for funding under Cork County Council’s Local Festival Fund 2018.
The Local Festival Fund Criteria and online Application is available on www.yourcouncil.ie from Friday 12th January, 2018 and will close on Friday 9th February, 2018.
  • Maximum funding available under this fund is €6,000.
  • The Festival must have a minimum expenditure of €10,000.
  • The Festival must generate a minimum of 500 visitor bednights in paid accommodation.
  • There is no guarantee of funding for applications which achieve the minimum eligibility requirements.  The fund is limited and all eligible applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis against the criteria set out.
  • The following supporting documents may be required with your application.  
    • Festival/Event Programme Outline
    • Vision & Mission Statement
    • Marketing and Promotions Plan
    • Business Plan and Economic Impact
    • Long-Term Financial Sustainability Plan
    • Audited Accounts where necessary
    • Child Protection Policies and Procedures
    • Health and Safety Plan
    • Environmental Management Plan

Monday, 15 January 2018

Staying Fit for the Future with Better Balance Better Bones programme 2018.

Good afternoon all

Please find below & attached information about the Staying Fit for the Future with Better Balance Better Bones programme 2018. 
The programme returns to Fermoy this Thursday 18th January in the Fermoy Youth Centre, Ashe Quay from 11am - 12noon.

Please feel free to share.

Kind regards

Jacinta McCormack
Community Health Worker
Fermoy Community Health Project
085 8742320 or 025 32962


Most of the courses are existing courses ( those with *) so most will retain existing participants however, all courses are open to new participants.

Area
Venue
Session Days/Times
West Cork*
Skibbereen Sports Centre** ( note change in venue)
Tues 3-4 pm
West Cork *
Durrus Community Centre
Tues 11-12pm
North Cork*
Fermoy Youth Centre
Thurs 11-12pm
North Cork*
Muintír Na Tire Community Hall, Buttevant
Wed 11- 12pm
North Cork
Donoughmore Community Centre
Mon ?
North Cork
Mallow Youth Centre
Wed 10.30 -11.30 am
North Cork
Kanturk- Edel Quinn Hall
Mon ?
Cork City*
Blackrock GAA Hall, Church Road Blackrock
Wed 11-12
Cork City
Mayfield Youth Centre
Mon 11.15-12.15pm
Cork City*
St Finbarrs GAA Hall,  Togher, Cork
Thurs 11.30 -12.30








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GIY Weekly Column January 6th 2017



Growing In January And February
It may still be winter but now is the time to get started for year ahead. Don't jump straight into seed sowing however, start with a little planning...
Low heat levels are the main reason that we can't generally sow seeds in January and February – most seeds just won’t germinate when soil and air temperatures are low.  But, low light levels are also a factor, as is the fact that there are only about 8-9 hours of daylight per day.  A key problem with seeds sown at this time of the year is that the seedlings tend to become straggly or ‘leggy’ as they are literally straining for light.  So, generally speaking you are as well to hold off until at least February before you start to sow seeds.

Having said that I often can’t wait to get started and at least plant something, perhaps some winter salad leaves, spinach and the like.  If you are going to sow at this time of the year, it might help to get your hands on a propagator, which is designed to increase the temperature for seedlings so that you can start your seed sowing earlier.  Generally speaking a propagator is a shallow container in to which you put your seed pots and trays - it has a removable plastic lid (often with a vent) that you take on and off depending on the temperature (for e.g. you might take it off by day if it's mild and put it back on again at night).

Propagators can be (a) unheated, (b) heated or (c) heated with a thermostat control.  An unheated propagator could be used indoors on a sunny windowsill at this time of the year.  But it would probably be too cold at night to use it in a greenhouse.  A heated propagator is more beneficial (though more expensive).  A unit with a thermostat control will automatically set the temperature to the desired level. A sensor will detect when it's too hot or cold and raise/lower the temp accordingly.

If you are raising a lot of seedlings and finding space in your propagator an issue, it might be worth investing in a heating mat.  It’s a similar idea, but has a far larger surface area. My heating mat is about 2m long and has a heating element in it (much like an electric blanket) so the whole surface warms up.  The mat rests on a worktop in the potting shed, and I place pots and seed trays on top to warm up.  You can then cover the individual pots with cling-film or plastic covers (I find old fruit punnets useful here), or you can rig up a sort of cloche over them using coat hangers and some plastic.

The Basics – Things to Do This Month

To Do

Plan!  This is a great month to decide where and what you are going to grow this year.  If you are just starting out join your local GIY group for some advice and check out our website for handy “getting started” veg guides and videos.  Consider building or buying some raised vegetable beds.  There’s still time to spread well-rotted manure or compost on your vegetable beds and cover them down with black polythene to start warming them up for spring sowing.  Start collecting old plastic bottles and containers as cloches and covers, and collect toilet roll inserts to use as pots for sowing.  Order your seeds, onions sets and seed potatoes.

Harvest

January is a lean month in your first few years of GIYing and it requires foresight the previous spring/summer to ensure that you have things worth eating at this time of the year.  You may have winter cabbage, perpetual spinach, chard, leeks, kale, cauliflowers and Brussels sprouts in your veggie patch and depending on how successful your growing/storage regime last year was, you may well still be tucking in to stores of potatoes, celeriac, carrots, parsnips, onions, cauliflower, jerusalem artichokes, winter squash, pumpkins, leeks and red cabbage. 

Kilcrohane to Host Second Stone Symposium

Kilcrohane is the venue for West Cork's second Stone Symposium

The event is moving down the Sheep's Head peninsula from Ahakista where it enjoyed its first successful run last March.
The event is run by the peninsula's Sheep's Head & Bantry Tourism Cooperative, and by moving the festival around the peninsula, the coop aims to bring its benefits to all of the area's communities.
This time, wall builders and sculptors will be leaving their trace on Kilcrohane's landscape, enhancing it for visitors and future generations!

The West Cork Stone Symposium celebrates stone as part of our environment and as a source of inspiration throughout the ages

Come to the symposium to be inspired by a rugged coastline that’s home to Ireland’s most creative communities. Discover how stone has shaped our lives and imaginations, and unleash your own creativity as you learn from stone masons, carvers, and sculptors whose work carries ancient traditions into the future.

Learn Traditional Skills From the Experts

Our intriguing programme is packed with opportunities for you to work alongside amazing craftspeople, acquiring skills that have been passed down from generation to generation. Talks, tours, and tastings are on offer all weekend too.
At each day’s workshop, you’ll get the chance to learn how to carve or build stone walls for yourself. These are practical workshops where you learn by doing, with helpful advice from our experienced tutors who’ve worked across the world on heritage restoration projects as well as contemporary designs.
Our first West Cork Stone Symposium in 2017 saw artists working alongside building contractors, and trained stone wallers striving alongside people wanting to pick up tips for their garden project. The atmosphere was fantastic as everyone shared ideas and insights throughout a creative and friendly weekend.
Beginners are welcome. When you’re booking your ticket, choose the level that sounds right for you, and we’ll use that information as a general guide, sorting everyone into the best work group each day on the basis of the work they do within the workshop. If you have questions, please do get in touch. We’ll be delighted to help.

Inspired by Stone

For generations, artists, makers, producers, and dreamers have been inspired by the stone that forms our peninsulas, islands, rolling hills, and valleys. Stone tells a story that unlocks the flavours, textures, landscapes, and creativity of our Wild Atlantic shoreline.
Supported by:

News From SHEP

Dear Colleagues,

Below please find the Spring 2018 Community Education Programme of SHEP short courses (20 hour) for Cork area, most of which are being organised collaboratively with the Lantern Community Project in Cork City CentreRespond in Midleton and Mallow PHC
An application form is also included.  All of these courses are at No Charge. Please pass on the information to people you think might benefit from the opportunity and who might be interested to apply. SHEP can be contacted on 021 4666180 for enquiries or further information on direction to venues etc. or enquires can also be made directly to the Lantern on 086 1746374 or Respond on 087 7762977 (Midleton).

With thanks and best wishes for 2018
Liam
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Liam Mc Carthy,
Training and Development Officer (Community Education & Development),
The Social and Health Education Project
Village Centre, Station Road, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.
Main 00353 (0)21 4666180 Fax: 00353 (0) 21 4870104
EmailLiam.mcccarthy@socialandhealth.com        



Lets Move with Cork SportsAbility-Funding

Lets Move with Cork SportsAbility- funding available for disability services and special schools through the Healthy Ireland fund.

This initiative will support disability services and special schools in County Cork to establish Lets Move with Cork SportsAbilityprogrammes. These programmes can be any activity that will promote physical activity in your school/centre. Please note this initiative is available to services and schools in County Cork.

Please find attached programme details along with application form for your attention.

Closing date for completed applications to be returned to Pádraig Healy (Sports Inclusion Disability Officer) is Friday January 12th 2018.      

Funding can be used for equipment, instructors and venue hire. All programmes must be completed with all funding spent and reported to Cork Sports partnership by March 9th 2018.

Please see attached for Programme Details and Application Form. For queries please contact Pádraig HealySports Inclusion Disability Officer, Cork Sports Partnership, c/o Motor Tax Office, Model Business Park, Model Farm Road, Cork
Email: phealy@corksports.ie       Ph: 086 7947923

Heritage News from Conor Nelligan

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date/Time: Friday 12th January to Friday 2nd February 2018
Event: 
Road Bowling in Ireland 
Location: County Library Building, Carrigrohane Straight Road, Cork
Additional Information:  
Cork County Library and Arts Service Reference Department hosts Road Bowling in Ireland, a display exploring the tradition of road bowling in Ireland, and specifically Cork with particular reference to Mick Barry, and the many attempts to loft the Chetwynd Viaduct.  Display continues until Friday 2 February.

Date/Time: Friday 12th January until March 2018
Event: 
Early Ship Building and US Navy in Cork Exhibitions 
Location: St. Peters, North Main Street, Cork
Additional Information: Passage West Maritime Museum and Festival Group together with the Cork Harbour Heritage Alliance (CHHA) have wonderful exhibitions in place on early ship building in Passage West as well as the US Navy in Cork Harbour. this latter exhibition by the CHHA featured in the Foyer of Cork County Council HQ for the month of October 2017 and was tremendously well received and the exhibition on ship building in Passage West is most fascinating for anyone with an interest in maritime heritage.  All welcome.

Date/Time: Friday to Sunday 12th to 14th January 2018 from 17:00 to 23:00
Event: 
Breaking Down Barriers: Illuminate Her Story
Location: County Library HQ, Carrigrohane Straight Road, Cork
Additional Information: Illuminate Her Story, an international light festival to mark the role of women in history, Breaking Down Barriers  a slide show of remarkable Irish women from the turn of the last century will be projected onto the side of the County Library building, every evening this weekend Friday 12 January, from 5pm to 11pm.
The festival coincides with 100 years of women’s suffrage in 2018 and this is the first of a series of events that the library will be programming to celebrate women’s role in society from that period right up to the present day. Further information at www.corkcoco.ie/library.

flora sandes WWI
Date/Time: Monday 15th January 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk - Flora Sandes, a Woman Soldier in WWI 
Location: Ballincollig Rugby Club, Ballincollig, Cork
Additional Information:  Muskerry Local History Society are presenting a very interesting lecture on Flora Sandes by Marie McCarthy. Although born in England, Sandes' father and mother were Irish, and all her older brothers and sisters were born in Ireland. She served in World War I, initially as a Nursing  Assistant in Serbia and was then recruited into the  Royal Serbian Army as a soldier. She was later promoted a Sergeant-Major and won Serbia's highest military honour. Her story is one of bravery and determination. The lecture will be held at 8.00 pm on Monday, 15 January, in Ballincollig Rugby Club.

Date/Time: Monday 15th January 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk - City Walls by Dr. Kevin Hourihane UCC
Location: Christian Fellowship Church, Bantry, Cork
Additional Information:  Bantry Historical Society will host a talk on City Walls by Dr Kevin Hourihane of UCC on Monday 15th January 2018 at 8.00pm in the Christian Fellowship Church Tower Street Bantry.  Everyone will be very welcome. Since earliest times, cities have depended on fortified walls for protection.  Many survive across Europe, although they have largely disappeared in Ireland.  This illustrated talk will look at the evolution of these walls over time and will examine some of the impacts they have had on the cities themselves. For more information visit www.bantryhistorical.com

Date/Time: Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association AGM
Location: Kilmurry Museum, Kilmurry, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association AGM will take place in Kilmurry Museum on Tuesday 16th January at 20:00.

Date/Time: Thursday 18th January 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk - Tower Houses and Castles of West Cork - Finola Finlay 
Location: Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Organised by the Rosscarbery & District History Society, a fascinating talk by Finola Finlay titled Tower Houses and Castles of West Cork, will take place in the Celtic Ross Hotel at 8pm on Thursday 18th January. All welcome.


2018 Kilmurry Talk re Bandon

Date/Time: Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk - 'Behind the Wall' - The rise and fall of Protestant power and culture in Bandon
Location: Kilmurry Museum, Kilmurry, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Organised by the Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association, a fascinating talk by Kieran Doyle, looking at the rise and fall of Protestant Power and Culture in Bandon, will take place in Kilmurry Museum on Wednesday 24th January at 8pm. Admission is €5 to cover costs on the night (members go free). All welcome.

Date/Time: Thursday 1st February 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
- The Forgotten Traditions of Skellicking Day Carnival
Location: Additional Information: Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled: ‘The Forgotten Traditions of Skellicking Day Carnival. ’Discover the wild and wonderful rituals and customs observed on 'Shrove Tuesday'; the last day of carnival before the onset of Lent, that were a major part of Irish life in years gone by.  In particular, the period between Epiphany and Lent was the most traditional time for marriage and any eligible, yet unmarried men and women, were ridiculed and stigmatized on Shrove Tuesday. Guest speaker Mr. Shane Lehane Lecturer in the Dept. of Folklore and Ethnology in U.C.C. explains all as his talk explores the infamous ‘Skellig Lists’ and associated activities that characterized this time of the year. This illustrated lecture based on new research, utilizing a host of historical, visual and oral sources, also explores the hitherto little-known folk ritual, still extant in Cobh and Blarney. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel  087 2153216. Web-site- http://blarneyhistory.ie

Date/Time: Friday 02nd February 2018 at 19:30
Event: 
Kinsale History Society Annual Dinner 
Location: White House, Kinsale, Cork
Additional Information:  The annual dinner of the Kinsale History Society takes place on Friday 2nd February. The theme is Kinsale people I remember, or a favourite poem, in either Irish or English. For more information emaildermotryannews@gmail.com

Date/Time: Thursday 15th February 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Talk - Spike Island - by Tom O'Neill
Location: Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Organised by the Rosscarbery & District History Society, a fascinating talk on Spike Island by Island Superintendent Tom O'Neill, will take place in the Celtic Ross Hotel at 8pm on Thursday 15th February. All welcome.

2018 KHAA Concent Peadar Ó Rida Seán Ó Sé
Date/Time: Saturday 17th February 2018 at 20:00
Event: 
Peadar Ó Riada, Seán Ó Sé and Guests in Concert - hosted by the Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association 
Location: Éire Óg Pavillion, Ovens, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Organised by the Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association, a wonderful night of traditional Irish music and entertainment will take place in the Éire Óg Pavillion, featuring Peadar Ó Riada, Seán Ó Sé and more. Tickets are €20 and are available by phoning Mary on 087 6568110. All welcome
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It is hoped that this update has been of interest and all the best for now.

Le meas,

Conor

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