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Between Bantry and Beara: the O’Sullivans of County Cork before and after Kinsale

This lecture examines the divisions within the O’Sullivan family in County Cork during the reign of Elizabeth, the reaction of the rival branches of Donal Cam and Sir Owen to the arrival of Spanish expedition in Kinsale in 1601 followed by the English attack on Beara and the insurgent retreat to Ulster in 1602 which resulted in the exile and death of Donal Cam in Spain and the continuance of the Bantry branch in Ireland.
Hiram Morgan lectures in Early Modern History at University College Cork.
This event will take place in Christian Fellowship Church, Tower Street, Bantry on Thursday 21st March 2019 at 8.00pm.


Exploring the origins and practises of Station Masses in West Cork

Fr Tom Hayes, a Drimoleague native, is Parish Priest in Enniskeane Parish. He will explore with us where the Station Masses began as well as recalling how they have changed over the years. He will recall with us many of the rubrics and practises that have been well known around West Cork parishes in particular.
This event will take place in Christian Fellowship Church, Tower Street, Bantry on Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 8.00pm.  Not to be missed.
Everyone will be very welcome.  Enjoy the cuppa and chat afterwards.