History lectures on first female botanist and Station Masses
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.