On Wednesday 1st March, Tim Crowley, proprietor of the Michael Collins Centre, Castleview, Clonakilty, came to An Caipín. Tim is a regular visitor & supporter of CAHCS & his presentations never fail to impress. This time, he gave an illustrated talk on the Welsh prison camp Frongoch, where 100’s of Irish rebels from around the 1916 rising period were interned. He shone a particular spotlight on Jim Crowley (Tim’s grandfather) & his brother who were held in Frongoch, along with Michael Collins, Sean Hales & many others from West Cork. Tim’s photos, & in particular a virtual tour around Frognoch created by Tim’s brother, were very impressive.  Teas (appropriate for Ash Wednesday!) were provided by Ann Harte & Margaret Walsh & as usual, the discussion over the tea added greatly to the nights enjoyment.  Tim’s Michael Collins Centre is now a wonderful visitor experience, well worth seeing.  THANK YOU TIM.

Our next lecture takes place on Wednesday 5th April, when we look forward to welcoming Paddy O’Sullivan from Bandon to show us his latest talk on the Lusitania. Paddy includes some rare film footage & new underwater photographs, combined with carefully chosen music to make this a really full, rare treat.

Tim Crowley presenting 'Frongoch - University for Rebels' in An Caipín, 2nd March.

Tim Crowley presenting ‘Frongoch – University for Rebels’ in An Caipín, 2nd March.


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