Kinsale historic map project launched

Posted on: 3rd April, 2018

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Contributor: West Cork People

The ‘Historic Map of Kinsale’ is part of an initiative by Cork County Council to produce a series of maps for the eight historic towns in the West Cork region. It is hoped also to encourage appreciation of the Heritage of the Towns in the Region both for locals and visitors and to provide linkages between the existing attractions and the towns in the region.

The maps are designed to be a self-guided tour of the town’s key heritage sites.  Each one contains beautiful illustrations of the key sites and buildings, and a brief history. They are part of a strategy by Cork County Council to highlight the rich heritage resource to be seen in our towns and villages in West Cork.

The idea for creating the maps originated from a well-known tourism attraction in Clonakilty ie; The Clonakilty Model Railway Village. Initially the towns on display at the Model Railway Village were selected to encourage people to visit the actual towns themselves and see the wonderful buildings and heritage features in real life.  The production of maps, is taking that idea one step further, and providing visitors and tourists alike, with a brief history of the towns in a compact map format that one can refer to when visiting the towns.

Cork County Council commissioned artist Rhoda Cronin-Allanic to prepare the maps.  Rhoda is a very talented artist in her own right and has a deep understanding of archaeology and history.  The Mayor of the County of Cork praised the project “The uniquely illustrated designs are self-evident and are the culmination of many hours spent identifying and researching the wealth of history in our West Cork towns and subsequently portraying this knowledge in a user-friendly and interesting fashion.”   The local towns’ History Societies, Heritage Centres/Tourist Offices also provided assistance.

The Kinsale map was launched on Tuesday, March 13 at 11am in Kinsale. It is intended to launch two further west cork town maps ie; Skibbereen and Bantry.  Work is already underway on the remaining three west cork town maps.  It is envisaged these maps will be ready by end of 2018.

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13th April, 2018  ·  

An evening on the 'Balance of Feeling Good' by Clonakilty Gaa Club Health and Wellbeing Committee followed by Guest Speaker, Cork GAA Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy.

Paddy Duggan, former Principal of Clonakilty Community College, will be MC on the night, facilitating a discussion on getting the balance of feeling good.
Contributors on the night are Colm Sheehy, Conor Murray, David Lowney, Denis Murphy, Eoghan Deasy, Sean McEvoy, Thomas Clancy and Treasa O'Brien.
Topics covered will range from awareness and responsibility to yourself and others to the benefits of exercise and nutrition.
The evening is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over from players, members of the community, parents of young and adolescent children, etc.

This is a public event, free of charge and everyone is invited and very welcome to attend.
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12th April, 2018  ·  

The Cast of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ are on their way to the All-Ireland finals, having won 26 awards, including five best of Festivals, at the Amateur Drama League of Ireland annual three act festivals. The play ‘No Man’s Land, by Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize Winning Author is directed by Jennifer Williams.

One last opportunity to view this multi award winning play at Skibbereen Town Hall, on Saturday 14th of April, before the finals.

Having met by chance in a pub, two aging writers continue a long night of drinking and reminiscing in a stately London home. As the night wears on, their conversation wanders through memories long forgotten or invented. Is their encounter real or a delusion? Are they strangers or do they share a past history? When unexpected guests intrude upon an increasingly surreal evening, the atmosphere quickly changes from friendly to threatening, and the encounter becomes a game of survival.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by emailing schulldramagroup@gmail.com

For more information please contact hilary.mccarthy6@gmail.com
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