ALL ABOUT THE GLASHA RIVER.
Saturday 14th Aug, 10am to 2pm, at the Library Plaza. Charleville Heritage Society are hosting an Outdoor pop-Up Museum. They will have lots of displays including - 3th Century 3D Norman local moated site, 3D Forge from the 1800's, 3D Former Presidents Cottage of Eamon De Valera and The Turretts Cottages Charleville 1800's.
Photos of Charleville the Laurence Collection by photographer Robert French taken between 1900 and 1912.
Photos taken by local photographer Mike McGrath. Old Customer books from Meade's Hardware store and agri machinery books. A display of saddlery of the old Irish working horse and lots more.
ALL ABOUT the GLASHA:
Friday 20th Aug: 12pm - 3pm. Family Fun Day, getting to know your local river.
Reminding all local families to give a call to see the Maigue Rivers Trust display which will probably be set up outside the school. It is great to have a river flowing through the parish, which we often take for granted. All rivers need to be cared for and education is the way to do it. To learn more about the Glasha, we need to have these conversations. For the children there will be a nature walk, trays of the different river animals on display and nature drawing. Meanwhile the parents can ask questions, give suggestions or hear ideas on how to protect this wonderful habitat.
Ballyhoura Bears are a long established group based in Kilfinane and is the starting point for many of their walks, while other walks begin in the picturesque villages dotted around the area.
With the generosity and goodwill of local landowners, in co-operation with Coillte and Ballyhoura Failte, generations of Bears have helped to develop and maintain an impressive network of marked walking routes in counties Cork, Limerick and Tipperary.
They enjoy close proximity to the Galty, Comeragh, and Knockmealdown ranges and when time allows, they travel to more distant mountains throughout the island and even venture abroad.
They organise a variety of walks all year round with a pace and distance to suit everyone. Walks take place on Thursday evenings, Saturday mornings and Sundays.
Anyone interested in joining the Ballyhoura Bears on their walks is welcome to do so - simply contact - firstname.lastname@example.org or check out their website www.ballyhourabears.com
Wednesday, 18th August, at 11am. Explore the biodiversity of this amazing site where Lough Gur rests between the two large wetland areas, the Lake Bog and Red Bog.
The event will be led by Ruairí Ó Conchúir together with staff members the Lough Gur Heritage Centre. It's a family friendly event where participants will be led on a voyage of discovery through the site and children will be encouraged to become nature detectives. They will learn about, and discover, shoreline biodiversity and pond dipping. Bring footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather. Free refreshments after the event. This is a COVID-19 Compliant Event. Registration required. Booking link - www.facebook.com/LoughGur.
DID YOU KNOW:
9th Aug,1936;- Jesse Owens wins fourth gold medal in the Berlin Olympics.
10th Aug, 1793;- The Louvre Palace officially opens in Paris as The Museum Central des Arts.
11th Aug, 1929;- Babe Ruth, first player in the history of baseball, to hit 500 home runs.
12th Aug,1964;- South Africa barred from the Olympic Games.
13th Aug, 1956;- Elvis Presley releases music single "Don't Be Cruel".
14th Aug, 1885;- Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.