The Terence MacSwiney Weekend
October 18th – 20th 2019
THE TERENCE MACSWINEY WEEKEND
OCTOBER 18th– 20th2019
at INDEPENDENCE MUSEUM KILMURRY
Lissarda, Co. Cork P14 R940
The contribution of Terence MacSwiney (1879-1920) and other prominent members of the revolutionary generation to Irish Education will be a key theme of the second Terence MacSwiney weekend at Independence Museum Kilmurry.
The opening address on the 18th will be made by Cathal MacSwiney Brugha, grandson of Terence MacSwiney and Cathal Brugha. Lectures on Saturday 19th will focus on the MacSwiney siblings, Annie,Mary and Terence, and the Murphy sisters – Kate O’Callaghan, Maire O’Donovan and Eilis Murphy, all key revolutionaries and educators of their time. These men and women were born in Kilmurry or were children of parish natives, and Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association (KHAA) is proud to highlight and share details of their achievements. Sunday 20th will feature a guided walking tour of Revolutionary Macroom.
Terence MacSwiney TD was the first member of Dail Eireann for the Mid Cork constituency, and his sister Mary was a Cork city TD from 1921 to 1927. Lissarda born Kate O’Callaghan (nee Murphy) represented Limerick city in the Dail from 1921 to 1923, first elected after the murder of her husband, former Limerick Lord Mayor Michael O’Callaghan. Her sister Maire O’Donovan was acting Mayor of Limerick from May 1921 to January 1922. Speakers at the Terence MacSwiney Weekend, will detail how all these figures were influential educators, as well as revolutionaries.
Further details and programme outline on www.kilmurrymuseum.ie. Tickets available Eventbrite or Independence Museum Kilmurry.
Cost of whole weekend ticket €20.