His­tory lec­tures on first fe­male botanist and Sta­tion Masses

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A number of in­ter­est­ing his­tory lec­tures are to held in the com­ing days, in­clud­ing one on the coun­try’s first fe­male botanist, an­other on the ori­gins of Sta­tion Masses and one on Sam Maguire.

To­mor­row night, Wed­nes­day, at 8.30pm the Coppeen Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal, His­tor­i­cal & Cul­tural So­ci­ety an il­lus­trated talk en­ti­tled: Ex­plor­ing the Ori­gins and Prac­tices of Sta­tion Masses’. The talk will take place at An Caipín, Coppeen and will be given by Fr Tom Hayes, PP, En­niskeane. The ad­mis­sion charge is €5.

Also to­mor­row, at 1pm, the Craw­ford Gallery in Em­met Place, Cork, will be the venue for an il­lus­trated lec­ture on the life of Ire­land’s first fe­male botanist, Ellen Hutchins (17851815) from West Cork.

It forms part of the Cork His­tor­i­cal and Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal So­ci­ety’s an­nual se­ries of lec­tures and will be given by her great-grand­niece, re­searcher Made­line Hutchins. The lec­ture is open to the pub­lic.

Mean­while, an il­lus­trated talk on ‘Sam Maguire: The Man and the Cup’ is sched­uled to take place at Ballincol­lig Rugby Club on Mon­day, Novem­ber 12, at 8pm.

Or­gan­ised by the Muskerry Lo­cal His­tory So­ci­ety, it will be pre­sented by Kieran Connolly.

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