National Heritage Week 2015 (August 22 – 30) includes some interesting events in Douglas.
To the Arctic Circle and Beyond, Tues 25 August, 3.30 pm, Douglas Library
Alaska and the Arctic: a fascinating personal view, Jim Fitzgibbon – Cork Literary and Scientific Society
Forest Forage Walk, Tues 25 August, 6.30 – 8 pm, Douglas Community Park
Forage and explore Ballybrack Woods with Jo Goodyear (Blackrock Herbal Clinic).
See more at: http://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event-details?EventID=123
Douglas: a village wrapped in cloth, Wednesday 26 August, 11.30 am – 2 pm, Douglas Library
A video shown first on Cork Community TV featuring local people who worked in the Wollen Mills
Cork’s Gardens of Eden – The Landscapes and Plantings of Cork’s Big Houses from the 18th to the early 20th Centuries, Thurs 27 August, 7.00 – 8.30 pm, Douglas Library
This is the sixth in the popular Vernon Mount Lecture Series. It will be delivered by Louise Harrington, Architectural Heritage and Historic Landscape Consultant.
The lecture will focus on the personalities landscapes and plantings of Cork’s Big Houses in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries
See more at: http://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event-details?EventID=351
‘Millowners and Paupers: the Parish of St Luke’s, Douglas’ Sat 29 August, 2.30 – 4 pm, St. Luke’s Church
A talk by historian Dr Aoife Bhreatnach on the history of St.Luke’s Church and the surrounding churchyard.
See more at: http://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event-details?EventID=28