Are you looking for an enjoyable and absorbing book read over Christmas? Then Kilbrittain Historical Society’s latest journal, Kilbrittain Historical Society, Articles & Records from the Past, 2021/2022, Volume 6, is an ideal historical Christmas book present for you. This year's Journal includes a diverse range of articles on topics of interest such as a special centenary War of Independence Centenary section featuring The Burning of Kilbrittain Castle and various stories on Kilbrittain Irish Volunteers such as Charlie Hurley and the brave women of the Cumann na mBan. Other topics include The Book of MacCarthaigh Riabhach (Lismore), the heart-warming tale of Cornelius Ahern and The Battle of Festubert, The ESB and Rural Electrification, and many more articles, sprinkled with a selection of gorgeous local photography. The journal is on sale in all good book shops throughout the West Cork area and copies can be also
Kilbrittain Historical Society are hosting a live Zoom meeting next Monday 29th November at 8.15pm. The subject of the presentation is: 'Church of the Ascension, Timoleague and Related Events'. This talk will be given by Donal Whooley.
Existing members will automatically receive the meeting link next weekend and anyone else who would like to request a link can text their email address to Triona at 0876689116. All request texts for Zoom meeting attendance should be made by Sunday night 28th November. There will be a short discussion forum afterwards. New members always welcome.
Kilbrittain Historical Society are hosting a live Zoom meeting next Monday 18th October at 8pm.
The subject of the presentation is: 'Introduction to Tracing Your Family Tree'. This talk will be given by Tony McCarthy from the Irish Genealogical Society who runs UCC Genealogy course.
Existing members will automatically receive the meeting link this weekend and anyone else who would like to request a link can text their email address to Triona at 0876689116. All request texts for Zoom meeting attendance should be made by Sunday night 17th October. There will be a short discussion forum afterwards.
Kilbrittain Historical Society is launching its new journal, Kilbrittain Historical Society, Articles & Records from the Past, 2021/2022, Volume 6, which will be launched on Sunday 19th September next at 12 pm, outdoors at Harbour View Beach weather permitting. Mr. Colum Cronin, local historian of Coppeen Historical, Archaeological, and Cultural Society (CAHCS) will be officially launching the journal. This year's Journal continues the high quality of previous editions. The cost is €15 per copy with discounts for members and those purchasing multiple copies. All are welcome to the launch and we look forward to your support. Covid guidelines are to be followed. The society is hosting a Zoom meeting lecture on Monday night 20th September on the Hales Brothers of Ballinadee. The guest presenter is Dublin Historian and RTÉ Researcher and Broadcaster Liz Gillis. The meeting starts at 8 pm with the presentation followed by
Kilbrittain Historical Society is going on a guided historical walking tour of Castletownkenneigh Round Tower and Graveyard on Wednesday next 18th August. Eircode is P47WO23. Please meet up at the Tower at 7 pm that evening. The outdoor talk will be given by a local historian, Colum Cronin. Covid-19 safety guidelines must be adhered to. All members are welcome to come along.
Today 100 years ago the Anglo-Irish Truce of 11th July 1921 brought a formal armistice to the Irish War of Independence. A series of talks were held between Eamon de Valera, Arthur Griffith, General Nevil MacReady, Commander of the British forces in Ireland, and representatives of southern unionism led by Lord Midleton. The agreement was struck in the Mansion house, Dublin on Saturday, 9th July 1921, and came into force at 12 noon on the following Monday 11th July 1921. The Republican side agreed to stop all attacks on crown forces and property, the British agreed to halt actions against Republicans and withdrew to barracks. After two and a half years and more than 2,000 dead (including the brave souls lost in this parish), the Irish War of Independence had come to an end. The truce brought about the first peace that Ireland had seen
A commemoration will take place in Templetrine Graveyard on Tuesday, July 6th at 7.30pm to remember Volunteer Maurice Quinn. From Garretstown, Maurice Quinn died in Ballykinlar Internment camp, Co. Down a hundred years ago. Kinsale Historian Shannon Forde will detail Maurice Quinn's story, life, and times during the commemoration. Anyone attending, please observe public health advice re Covid-19.
Our first society outing for 2021 was to The Michael Collins Centre, Castleview (on the road mid-way between Timoleague and Clonakilty) on a fine Thursday evening last. Owner and local historian Tim Crowley, a photographic mind of local knowledge, gave us an engrossing guided walk and talk starting with Michael Collins's family and background, followed by local involvement in the 1798 Rebellion and his meticulous reconstruction of local famine-era & religious buildings which needs to be seen to be believed. The talk ended with a look at the military vehicles used during the War of Independence and the new colourful additions to his expanding museum: The World War 1 section, The American Civil War section & The Spanish Civil War section. For lovers of military history and Michael Collins in particular this is a museum not to be missed. Special Thanks to Tim Crowley for