Blarney & District Historical Society Programme of Illustrated Public Lectures and Field Trips for 2016-2017 Season

Thursday 22nd September 2016 Field Trip to Independence Museum Kilmurry with Mr. Noel Howard Please note this trip is confined to Members of the Society. Meet 7.25pm at the Museum.

Thursday 6th October 2016 Images of Cork leading up to the 1916 Rising with Mr. Michael Lenihan Thursday 3rd November 2016 Slaughter on the Somme 100th anniversary of end of the battle with Mr. Gerry White

Thursday 1st December 2016 Historical food products in Ireland with Prof. Liam Downey

Thursday 12th January 2017 Revolution on the airwaves 1966: How the broadcast media celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising with Mr. Kieran Wyse

Thursday 2nd February 2017 The cycles of time exploring Irish folk belief, piseogs, ritual and custom with Mr. Shane Lehane

Thursday 2nd March 2017 Following the footsteps of the Cork Fenians 150th anniversary of Fenian rising with Mr. John Mulcahy

Thursday 6th April 2017 ‘The Martin’ – History of a local river with Mr. Richard Forrest

Thursday 4th May 2017 May Day magic: fairies, witches and dew-charms with Dr. Jenny Butler Thursday 18th May 2017 Field Trip, details to be advised

Thursday 8th June 2017 Field Trip to Kilcrea Abbey with Ms. Denise Sheehan Meet at Kilcrea Abbey 7.30pm

July/August 2017 Summer Vacation August 2017 Heritage Week Date to be Confirmed The Saga of the Muskerry Tram 130th anniversary of its opening in 1887 with Mr. Tim O’Brien

Thursday 7th September 2017 Annual General Meeting

Formed in 1985, the Blarney & District Historical Society is a non-denominational and non-political organization which endeavours to record for posterity matters of local historical interest and also to preserve and protect local heritage. Through a series of public, illustrated lectures each year and the publication of the ‘Old Blarney’ Journal, we try to share the information gathered in an affordable form. In the 30 years since its inauguration, the Society has organised over 400 lectures, field trips and other events. Illustrated, public lectures normally take place on the first Thursday of each month (excluding July and August) at 8pm in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, (Blarney Secondary School), and all are welcome to attend. There is a nominal entry charge for non-members. Some Field Trips may carry certain restrictions. Interest in the Society has gone from strength to strength over the years but we are always looking for new members to join and help to continue this very valuable and interesting work for future generations to enjoy. Contact Mr. Brian Gabriel email: Phone 021 4381349 Mobile 087-2153216 All events are correct at time of publication but some items may have to be cancelled or changed due to unavoidable circumstances from time to time. Everybody Welcome.

Further details on the above programme are available on the Blarney and District Historical Society website