This section of the website is reserved for relaying the detail of events that commemorate the local history and heritage of Castlemagner and the surrounding area. The events recorded have not necessarily been organised by the Castlemagner Historical Society however it is the wish of the Society to communicate all history and heritage related events that are of local interest.


INFORMATION EVENING - BALLYGIBLIN HOUSE - SPRING 2003
One of the more notable events of this year has been the information evening at
Ballygiblin House. A fortuitous break in the otherwise wet weather facilitated several speeches on the history of the magnificent house in the pleasant setting of its grounds. Local historian Denis O'Donoghue enthralled those present with a flowing speech that recounted the colourful past of the house.

Feel free to explore the archive to see other events that have been organised in Castlemagner and the local community.

26 August 2000

Official launch of this website, newspaper account written by Jacqui Higgins of The Corkman.

14 July 2000

Irish President, Mary Mc Aleese, oversees the handing over Kanturk Castle to the people of Ireland.

30 June 2000

Shrine opened in Ballyclough Parish by the present Bishop of Cloyne, John Magee. The shrine commemorates St. Colman, first Bishop of and founder of the Diocese of Cloyne.

3-4 June 2000

The millennium field outing of the Irish Military Historical Society.

September 1999

Lohort Castle information day

18 October 1998

The Holy Well in Castlemagner was the scene for a series of lectures on the place of the Holy Well in Irish Mythology and in early Christianity.

17 September 1997

Group of school children from Kilbrin national school visits Knocknanuss battlesite and other sites associated with the battle.

17 August 1997

A special day was held to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Munster's biggest ever battle, The Battle of Knocknanuss - 1647