Apr 16, 2012

Heritage Talk & Walk Ballincollig Park Sat. 21st April & May Day Customs

For those of you who are interested there is a heritage event taking place this coming Saturday, 21st, in the Regional Park, Ballincollig. The event takes in a talk and walk in the Park, identifying trees, plants and their uses for food and medicine (talk by Nikki Darrell). The meeting point is the car park at the Western End of the Regional Park and the duration of the event is from 14:30 to 16:00. It would be great if many of you could attend.


I also thought I would mention about the National Museum of Ireland (Country Life Division) and the survey they are undertaking in tandem with the Linenhall Arts Centre. The Survey is entitled “May On Our Doorstep” which is a celebration of May Day Customs in Ireland  see link http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14235850/May%20on%20Our%20Doorstep%20information.pdf - traditionally to celebrate the coming of the summer, i.e. may bushes, may flowers, may poles and may bonfires, etc. If you have any photographs; memories you would like to share; or if you indeed still celebrate May Day, please see the attached and make sure to visit the Our Irish Heritage Website.

It would be great if you could circulate this email to any other interested persons/groups.


Thanking you,


Le meas,





Conor Nelligan

S/ Heritage Officer

Cork County Council