National Heritage Week 20th – 28th August 2016 Blarney events courtesy of Blarney Library

Ancestry Research/Newspaper Research. Feel free to drop into the Blarney library during opening hours, if you would like to gain a few tips on researching your family history. By arrangement they can set some time aside to conduct a more detailed search and perhaps uncover some startling (or mundane) facts. The library also has access to an extensive online newspaper archive featuring papers from all over the country, a good opportunity to chase up your Junior B goal or your wedding photo. N.B. Library closed on Monday

‘Blarney Parish Records’  Wednesday 24th August Blarney GAA Hall at 11am This is an illustrated talk by Richard Forrest, that looks at a unique set of records and how they reflect the life of Blarney parish since the 1770s. It will look at marriage and baptism customs, the styles of the different priests, the notation and marginalia that they added and trends such as naming patterns.

Blarney Bowling Tournament 1980. Rare film of the Vintner’s Road Bowling tournament from 1980 will be showing in Blarney library over Heritage Week. It conveys the excitement of a popular sporting contest on a summer’s evening and features many well-known local faces, some since departed If you would like any further information on Heritage Week contact the library on 021 4382115 or