Plenty of cul­tural events on around the county

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Seán O’Riordan

Her­itage Week may be over but there is still a trea­sure trove of in­ter­est­ing cul­tural and his­tory-fo­cused events to be held in Cork in the com­ing weeks.

To­mor­row, a spe­cial talk will be held at the In­de­pen­dence Mu­seum, Kil­murry, at 8pm by Síle Healy on “The Kil­murry boy­cott, kid­nap­ping and Kil­bo­nane con­nec­tion.”

Some of the best gui­tarists in the world will be head­ing to Clon­akilty from Septem­ber 2024 for that town’s In­ter­na­tional Gui­tar Fes­ti­val.

On Septem­ber 21 at O’Dono­van’s Ho­tel, Clon­akilty, a book by Ali­son Wick­ham en­ti­tled ‘Ir­ish Women Speak’, fo­cus­ing on the lives of Clon­akilty Women in the 20th cen­tury, will be launched by his­to­rian Clau­dia Kin­month. This will take place at 7.30pm.

The Dri­moleague Singing Fes­ti­val runs from Septem­ber 22-24 and will in­clude gigs, a singing trail, work­shops, pop up choirs and a gala con­cert. The fes­ti­val is be­ing spon­sored by Cork County Coun­cil Arts Of­fice.

The same week­end the In­au­gu­ral Sk­ib­bereen Walk­ing Fes­ti­val takes place and is de­signed to pro­mote the cul­tural her­itage of Sk­ib­bereen and will in­clude tra­di­tional Ir­ish mu­sic per­for­mances.

On Fri­day, Septem­ber 29, the ninth ‘Cel­e­brat­ing Cork Past Fam­ily Her­itage Ex­hi­bi­tion’ will take place in City Hall from 10am to 6pm.

It will al­low a num­ber of groups to show­case the her­itage/cul­ture they pre­serve and pro­tect lo­cally, to other like-minded groups and vis­i­tors on the day.

The ‘Youghal Cel­e­brates His­tory’ an­nual con­fer­ence takes place on Septem­ber 29 and Septem­ber 30.

This year’s theme is ‘Youghal in the 20th cen­tury: Leisure, In­dus­try and Art’.

Meanwhile, the Se­cret Song — Mu­sic and Spo­ken Word Fes­ti­val will take place in Bal­ly­de­hob on the week­end of Oc­to­ber 1 and Oc­to­ber 2.

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