Cork City & County Archives will host a series of workshops in September - October 2021 to educate and engage members of the public with Cork's history and our archival collections. The subject of the workshops will be 'The Blarney Street Revolutionaries: Tadhg Barry (1880 - 1921) and Diarmaid Fawsitt (1884 – 1967)'. This event will involve workshop participants accessing original records from the archives and encourage creative thinking on the events of revolutionary Cork one hundred years ago.
The workshops will be led by Historian/Teacher Dr James Curry and Artist Marcin Lewandowski who will encourage attendees to present assignments on their ideas and responses to one or more of the historical documents accessed at the workshop. Individuals will select one or more documents and communicate why they have chosen the document, why it is important, and what they learned about Cork history. These contributions will be used by the Artist to produce a final commemorative response to the lives of forgotten Cork revolutionaries.
This event is aimed at adults with an interest in local history who want to learn more about the revolutionary period and how to go about researching history at the Archives.
Owing to COVID, the workshops are held online on the ZOOM platform.
As it is a workshop format, involving assignments and interaction, the maximum number of participants is set at 25
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.