You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Dec 10, 2020 08:00 PM Dublin
Topic: Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage Lecture:
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Having recently produced a film documentary entitled ‘Kilmichael Ambush – A Story of a Century’, Colum tells the story of how he and his son Shane conceived the idea and went about producing what was to become a highly successful production, achieving more than 11.5k views online in just three days. He explains how they were motivated to tackle this ‘hot potato’ subject and how they managed to do all of this under the confines of Level 5 Covid lockdown. Colum will give an overview of the ambush story as told in their documentary, expanding on certain points of the story and adding some caveats of interest along the way.
The film may be viewed on www.coppeenheritage.com
Colum Cronin is the founding chairperson of Coppeen Archaeological, Historical & Cultural Society. For the past 50 years he has been a husband and father, a professional musician, recording engineer, music teacher, photographer, a community development officer and a farmer. He returned to education as an adult, achieving a B.A. in Comm Edu & Dev. He is an active member of several community groups but local heritage is a particular passion of his. Currently, Colum is studying for an M.A. in Local History through UCC.
In the current environment many individuals, clubs and organisations locally are currently putting measures in place to keep the morale up and keep people occupied (in the safety of their own homes), and so Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage have decided to make available for free the two volumes of the Duchas Clonakilty Heritage journal as PDFs on our website here
It is possible to read / download the entire journals or just individual articles.
Feel free to share link http://www.duchasclonakiltyheritage.com/index.php/journals to family, friends or anyone who you think might enjoy these articles!
PHOTO: Newly installed Mayor of Clonakilty, Michael O’ Neill, Jnr., at last Thursday evenings public ceremony, with his fellow Mayors in front for the next five years. From left: Chris Hinchy, (2023-'24); Anthony McDermott, (2021-'22); current Deputy Mayor Pádraig O' Reilly, (2020-’21) and Paddy McCarthy, (2022-'23). At back, the four now retired Mayors who had served along with Anthony McDermott over the last five years, from left: Colette Twomey; Gretta O’ Donovan; John M. Loughnan and Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin. (Photo: Anna Groniecka Photography)
Michael O’ Neill, Jnr., was installed as the new "Mayor of Clonakilty" at a pleasant public ceremony at Asna Square last Thursday 6th June. In glorious sunshine, and with a large crowd assembled, the outgoing Mayor, Gretta O' Donovan, led her four colleagues - Deputy Mayor Colette Twomey, Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, Anthony McDermott and John Loughnan from O' Donovan's Hotel and arrived to great applause at Asna Square.
A few minutes later, the Mayor asked people to welcome the members of the newly-elected Mayoral Council for the coming five years. They too arrived from O' Donovan's Hotel, and were led by the incoming Mayor Michael O' Neill and his colleagues in order of election - Deputy Mayor Pádraig O' Reilly, Paddy McCarthy and Chris Hinchy. There was great applause too for them and they shook hands with the outgoing Mayors and stood beside them under the chestnut tree.