Welcome to our Lectures and Field trips page.
During the Spring and Autumn we have a lecture series which we hold in the community room in the Independence Museum Kilmurry, County Cork.
In the summertime we hold a number of field trips. These consist of trips around the County of Cork or sometimes further afield.
For the full list of lectures and field trips up to and including April 2018 please look below. Some lectures are still to be confirmed but in the event of that particular lecture not going ahead we will have a replacement lecture ready. We will update this page with any changes as soon as we have them.
24th May 2017
Start Time: 8 pm
Lecture Title: Female Transportation from Mid-Cork to Australia.
Talk given by John O’Connell
25th June 2017
Start Time: 11 am
Field trip to Moviddy Graveyard in Crookstown.
Guide: Sile Healy
This is a must see for anyone interested in the final resting places of some of the landed gentry of the area.
23rd July 2017
Start Time: 11 am
Field Trip to the Famine Village in Gurranreigh Kilmichael.
Guides: Michael Galvin
This is a must see for anyone interested in the famine era and the loss and destruction of the local population during this time. We will now not be visiting Clearagh.
August 19th 2017
Bus Tour- Hidden Gems in Kilmurry parish.
During Heritage week why not join us on a tour of the parish. We will be visiting historic locations that are not open to the public. To book for this tour please contact the museum.
September 10th 2017
Start Time: 2pm
Field Trip to Cnoc an Tobair.
Guide: Bridget Goulding
Join us for a walk to Cnoc an Tobair the site of a holy well in Kilmurry. We will be meeting at the museum beforehand. This event is weather permitting. Please check with the museum on the 9th of September for confirmation of this field trip.
September 13th 2017
Start Time: 8pm
Lecture Title: The 80 Club and Kidnapping in Kilmurry- The Kilbonane Connection.
Talk given by Sile Healy
September 24th 2017
Start Time: 11 am sharp outside Cloughduv church.
Field Trip to Garranes Ringfort-Results of Recent Excavations
Guide: Professor Billy O’Brien
October 17 2017
Start time: 8 pm
Lecture Title: Seeds of Revolution in Kilmurry and Mid-Cork 1916-1917.
Talk given by Niall Murray
Niall Murray has researched extensively on this subject and has written a thesis on the period so this should be a very informative and entertaining evening on the local area and it’s role in the lead up to the War of Independence.
November 22nd 2017
Start Time: 8 pm
Lecture Title: Significant Local Archaeology- Rock Art in Clearagh.
Talk given by John Sheehan
January 24th 2018
Start Time 8 p.m.
Lecture Title: Behind the Wall: The rise and fall of Protestant power and Culture in Bandon.
Talk given by Kieran Doyle
This talk promises to be a very entertaining and informative night. Some of the landlords of the parish of Kilmurry hailed from Bandon or had connections to the town.
Kenneth Nichols- Kenneth will speak on a topic yet to be decided.
March 14th 2018
Start Time : 8 p.m.
Lecture Title: The Irish Gunpowder Story in Ballincollig and Link to Fort Camden.
Talk given by Pat Flynn
Ballincollig once housed one of the biggest Gunpowder mills in the whole of the British Empire. Why not come along and learn how vital Ballincollig was to the British army and it’s links to Fort Camden.
Lecture Title: Irish Revolution.
Talk given by Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc
April 18th Cork Historical & Archaeological Society Annual County Lecture
hosted by KHAA at Independence Museum Kilmurry
Speaker and title to be confirmed.