You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Feb 25, 2021 09:00 PM
Topic: Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage Lecture: The Women of the Irish Revolution by Liz Gillis
Register in advance for this webinar HERE
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Liz Gillis will discuss the pivotal role that women played in the Irish Revolution. The women were more than mere supporters of the fight for Irish freedom and women from all over the country certainly played their part in the momentous events that shaped our history.
They were educationalists, socialists, community workers, radicals, feminists and realists with one thing in common: Independence for Ireland. Through their participation they proved their worth and showed that they were indeed the invisible army of the revolutionary movement and without their dedication and resolve the struggle for Irish independence would have been very different. Highlighting many of the lesser known women this talk will show that the women of Liberties, Cork and beyond area were among the vital revolutionaries who gave their all in the hope of a better future for their country.
Historian and author Liz Gillis is from the Liberties. She has a degree in Irish History and currently works as a researcher for the History Show on RTE Radio and lectures at Champlain College, Dublin. She is the author of six books about the Irish Revolution including, ‘Women of the Irish Revolution’ and ‘The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution’ and is co-organiser of the annual conference on the Burning of the Custom House in 1921. In 2018 Liz was a recipient of the Lord Mayor’s Award for her contribution to history.
Dúchas Clonakilty AGM
The AGM of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage will be held on zoom this Wednesday evening 17th February at 8pm to which all members and interested people are invited.
The zoom log in details have been emailed out to members.
A recent online committee meeting decided to give complimentary membership for 2021 to anyone who formally requests it via the method above.
A recording of the recent lecture on “The Castles of West Cork”, by Finola Finlay, is also available to view during the month of February and the link is on the Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage Facebook page.
On Thursday, 25th February the monthly lecture will be on "Women of the Revolution" by Dublin historian Liz Gillis, starting at 9pm on Zoom.
Further details nearer the date.
Mobile Phone Number (Ireland only)
Thurs Jan 28 2021
The Zoom webinar of this lecture can now be viewed here
What do we call a castle in West Cork? Who built them, when and why? How were they constructed? What was their role in West Cork history? Where have some of them gone and what's the future for the ones we have left?
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!
Second Clonakilty Historical Journal launched
PHOTO: Seen at the launch of the Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage “Clonakilty Historical and Archaeological Journal Volume 2" at the Parish Centre before Christmas were:
Back: Tim Feen, (Cathaoirleach Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage); Tony McCarthy, (contributor); Mayor John Loughnan; Tomás Tuipéar, Michael O’ Mahony and Dr. Bernadette McCarthy, (all contributors).
Front: Sam Kingston, Diarmuid Kingston and Áine Ní Chonnaill (all contributors); Michael Galvin, (who launched the journal); Clíodhna O’ Leary, (Editor) and Marian O’ Leary, (contributor). (Photo: Anthony Brennan).
Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage “Clonakilty Historical and Archaeological Journal Volume 2" was launched at the Clonakilty Parish Centre before Christmas and sales are going well in local bookshops and other outlets.
With over 300 pages and 15 articles on diverse local historical and archaeological topics – including two by authors in the United States, this journal is a must for all locals and a great companion to Volume 1 published two years ago.
Kilmurry local historian and author Michael Galvin launched the journal on the night.
Tim Feen, Cathaoirleach Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage welcomed the crowd of around 60 people in attendance, complimenting the journals editor Clíodhna O’ Leary and her editorial board who’ve been working on the project since the publication of the inaugural journal of 2015. It is a very busy and efficient sub-committee of Dúchas.
Mayor John Loughnan, (founding chair of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage), paid tribute to all involved in bringing the book to publication before Christmas, and referred to many of the articles contained in it. He encouraged everyone to purchase and promote it.
Clíodhna Ó Leary, editor thanked all her fellow authors who have contributed excellently written and well-researched articles as well as the editorial board and the outlets that are selling the journal.
Michael O’ Mahony, on behalf of the Editorial Board (and an author himself), outlined the process from writing an article to it’s eventual appearance in the journal, referencing, etc.
Special guest Michael Galvin officially launched the publication referring in detail to many of the 15 articles contained in the journal. He praised the quality of the writing and the excellent research – backed up by referencing, in all of them. It was quite clear that all contributors have a real passion for history and research and in many cases their articles were the culmination of years of research and investigation. He commended the journal to all who are interested in history both local and with a local slant.
The formalities concluded with Tim Feen thanking everyone and encouraging people to purchase the book, which at €10 in most local bookshops, newsagents, etc. is great value.
The following local outlets currently has it in stock- Coughlan’s Bookshop; Kerr's Bookshop; Clonakilty Bookshop; Meade’s Newsagent; Scally's Supervalu; The Golden Pheasant, Courtmacsherry and Barryroe Co-Op. It will be available in bookshops in the wider West Cork area over the coming couple of weeks.