Plenty of cultural events on around the county
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.