Muskerry Local History Society

Programme for 2015-2016

Monday, 12 October, Re-enactment of stories from the Sinking of the Lusitania

Listen to the family of the Coxswain of the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat and a second class passenger recount their experiences of the sinking of the Lusitania. This will be held in conjunction with Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Lusitania Commemoration History Exhibition.

Mary O’Leary

Monday, 16 November, Unusual Aspects of the Land War in Mid-Cork

The Land War in mid-Cork in the 1880s was more complex than is generally believed.

Michael Galvin

Monday, 7 December, Medieval Churches in Ballincollig, Ballinora and Ovens

An Overview of local churches from Early Irish history to Pre-Reformation times.

Dermot O’Donovan

Monday, 18 January, The Dripsey Ambush

An illustrated talk remembering the men executed by British forces at Victoria Barracks, Cork following the ill-fated War of Independence engagement in 1921.

Tim O’Brien

Monday, 15 February, ‘Mick’ Mannock, World War 1 Flying Ace

What are the Ballincollig and Irish origins of the greatest British air ace of World War I? What is Mannock’s claim to greatness?

Dermot Lucey

Monday, 21 March, Casement and the Aud

A talk given by Philip Johnston who has dived on the wreck of the Aud for the past 20 years. The talk will include Casement’s trip to Germany, the transport of 25,000 guns for rebellion and the arrest and scuttling of the Aud on its approach to Cork Harbour.

Philip Johnston

Monday, 18 April, Easter 1916 in Cork – ‘Order, Counter-Order and Disorder’

What happened in Cork at the time of the Easter Rising, 1916?

Gerry White

Saturday, 21 May, A Guided Walk in Kilcrea Abbey

(Meet at Kilcrea Abbey at 2.30 p.m.)
Archaeologist and author of Kilcrea Friary: Franciscan Heritage in County Cork will lead a walk of the archaeological remains of the 15th century friary at Kilcrea.

Denise Sheehan

Lectures at Ballincollig Rugby Club Hall at 8.00 pm sharp. Annual subscription €10. Alternatively a cover charge of €3 applies at each lecture. 

Further information from Liam Hayes (0877828546), Dermot O’Donovan (0214873266), Rod MacConaill (0861089524) or Dermot Lucey (0879331135)