All welcome to historical lecture

The next illustrated lecture of the Blarney and District Historical Society is on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at 8pm in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál enitled ‘Following the Footsteps of the Cork Fenians’ – 150th Anniversary of the Fenian Rising. The guest speaker is Lecturer and Author, Mr. John Mulcahy. The Fenian Rising of 1867 was a rebellion against British rule in Ireland, organized by the Irish Republican Brotherhood or Fenian Brotherhood which was founded in Dublin by James Stephens in 1858. He also proclaimed Ireland a republic. In Cork, about 4,000 insurgents gathered at Fair Hill and proceeded to Limerick train Junction, attacking and burning several police barracks on their way. A number of other unsuccessful risings took place in many counties across the land. John Mulcahy discusses the history, the noted participants involved and the causes for the ultimate failure of the Rising. Everybody welcome. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel on 087 2153216 Check out the website for Blarney and District Historical Society at