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Mrs Helen Prout

I’m delighted to be present at the launch of the 29th Cork Youth International Film & Video Festival and I am very pleased to be in my good friends company again.  This Launch facilitates our recognition of decades of achievement in film and youth filmmaking by Helen Prout. Earlier this year Helen received a civic award from my predecessor – Cllr.Donal Counihan in recognition of her singular contribution to the encouragement and promotion of the art of film making among young Read more [...]


  In the sadness of their passing contemporaries over the years emerges the shining prospect of immortality In their legacy is inspiration ? To our new generation In the sanctuary of these pages  They will be remembered for ever. Willie O’Leary +353 [0] 86-843 3422       Read more [...]

Lord Mayor Gerald Y.Goldberg

It is a honour for me to welcome you here this evening, in the Lord Mayor’s /Council Chamber to launch this book on Gerald Y.Goldberg. Although there is enough material in this and other books on this extraordinary man to fill a library, I propose for this evening to concentrate on Gerald Goldberg, the politician and his times. Firstly, Gerald is widely known to have held the office of Lord Mayor, and held Lord Mayors Tomás MacCurtain & Terence MacSwiney in the highest esteem. As Read more [...]

Bishop Peter Brown 1710-1735

I am delighted today to visually add to the stock of historical knowledge and sense of history of the Bishopstownareawith the unveiling of a facsimile portrait of Bishop Peter Brown. I would like to thank   Liam Royannewho, when I first raised the topic with me was very open to the idea. The Bishopstown Library Staff for taking the idea on board with enthusiasm, which is not unexpected as the staff here has since its relatively short time added enormously to the quality Read more [...]