Various events from around the country

News from our PRO Larry Breen

Federation of Local History Societies

(1)  Co Cork  –  Passage West – Correction to time

“Unveiling time on Sat 6th August should read 2 pm and not 7 pm”

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Attached is information which might be of interest to your members, 

(1) Co Tipperary / Limerick  – Historic Family Homes

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(2)  Co Cork –  Duchas Clonakilty Heritage  – Lecture -British Impressions of Michael Collins

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(3)  Co Louth  – Old Drogheda Society – Walking Tour Castlebellingham 

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(4)  Co Roscommon  – Rathcroghan Centre  – Newsletter

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(5)  Co Cork  –  Bandon Walled Towns Festival

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Hope this finds you well. Bandon’s Walled Town Festival is coming up 12-21st August and we were wondering if you would mind sharing the following information with your members please. There will be history talks and guided walks and also a ‘Family Fun Day on Sunday 21st August from 12-5 where heritage crafts and skills will be on display.

(6)  Co Kerry  –  Ardfert Historical Society

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Ardfert Historical Society is putting on an art exhibition during Heritage Week. It is the work of a local man named Mickie Cavan
who died in 1996 at the age of 80. We have collected his art work and poems from the local community and plan to exhibit it during Heritage week from August 14th to 22nd in Ardfert Cathedral. The exhibition is free but a Brochure containing his work will be available to buy for 10 euro. I will attach one of his painting.

Ardfert Historical Society also hosts Summer Walks from June to September.
Our next free walk is on the 28th of July around the Village.
On August 4th there will be a walk from Banna Sea Rescue to Casement’s Monument.
On August 18th a walk from Casement’s Fort to the village.
On August 25th a walk at Ardfert Franciscan Friary.
On September 15th there will be a Village Walk.
It would be great if we could advertise it through the Federation and we would love to get details of other Historical Societies’ events.
Best Wishes
Anne Kearney
086 3176487

(7)  Co Limerick  – Family History Course

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10:13 (10 hours ago)

Pádraig Laffan

Good morning

We, the Irish Ancestry Research Centre, recently contacted you to inform you of the Certificate in History of the Family & Genealogical Methods, which is available online and accredited by the University of Limerick.  (Details can be found at The certificate is a level 6 course and genealogy is taught in an interdisciplinary manner, where we incorporate various aspects of history, geography, folklore, architecture, politics, religion and regional studies.  Classes take place fortnightly with monthly field-trips that compliment these classes.

We would be grateful if you could let others know about the Certificate course.

Thank you for your time.




Irish Ancestry Research Centre

Certificate in Irish Cultural Heritage, Maynooth University

Irish Cultural Heritage

A chara,

Maynooth University is now taking applications for the Certificate in Irish Cultural Heritage. We would greatly appreciate it if you could share the enclosed information with you members as they might have an interest in the course.
The Certificate offers an inter-disciplinary evaluation of early Irish cultural history with particular emphasis on archaeological, literary, historical and linguistic evidence. Field experiences are a core component of this study, and this will include on-site investigation of key monuments such as the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Newgrange and Knowth, the Hill of Tara and the monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise.
A sample flyer for the Certificate (with timetable etc.) is attached for your perusal. More information can also be found on the Maynooth University Website. We would greatly appreciate it if you could share the information in newsletters, on social media or on your website.
Should you have any queries or would like to speak with us, please get in touch.
Kind regards,
Cormac Ó Feinneadha 

Senior Executive Assistant

Irish Cultural Heritage (Oidhreacht Chultúrtha)


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Office hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday | Available online Wednesday & Friday

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(1)  Co Cork  – Cloyne Cathedral – Exhibitionsee link below

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(2)  Co Louth  –  Old Drogheda Society

Historical Walk n Talk.
Community Historian Brendan Matthews will present a Walk n Talk on Wednesday evening next, July 20th beginning at St. Peter`s Church of Ireland, Peter Street at 7.30pm. Brendan will elaborate on the origins and history of St. Peter`s Church and the surrounding graveyard before moving through the area called the Alleys and the unique and secluded `Widows Houses`. The Walk will then proceed over William Street into King St. where the history of the Art Deco Technical School of the mid 1930`s will be outlined. The Walk n talk will then move along down Palace Street and cross over into Francis Street approaching St. Laurence medieval Town Gate from its exterior, before passing through the Gate where the evening will be brought to a close in upper Laurence Street and the demise of the former Grammar School and the beautiful surrounding street architecture of the 18th century. Note; there is no charge for this even, however donations for the further research & presentation of Community History will be gratefully accepted on the evening.

(3)   History Ireland  – July /August

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Battle of Aughrim 1691 Visitor Centre



                                My name is Ronan Killeen. I am the curator at the Battle of Aughrim 1691 Visitor Centre. I would like
to inform you that the Battle of Aughrim 1691 Visitor Centre is open to visitor groups until September we are open Tuesday to Saturday
10.30am -4.30pm, Sundays 2pm-5pm and closed on Mondays.
The centre has a display room with diorama of the Battle of Aughrim 1691, costumes,  a photo stand in, artifacts, and maps
of the battlefield. Visitors and tour groups are welcome.
We also be hosting a series of lunchtime talks on Fridays starting  15th July 2022 at 1pm in the Battle of Aughrim 1691
Visitor Centre, Aughrim, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway H53 KH51.
You can also contact the centre via
Phone 0909673939 / 0876844253

Ronan Killeen

2)  Co Cork  –  Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 

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(3)   Co Cork  – Cork Heritage Update June 2022 

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(4)  Co Galway  –  Galway Sports Partnership’s Race Around Galway

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