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Audio of the 2018 Festival available now

Many of the talks from our 2018 Festival are now available to listen to again on our website – please click here to go to the Playback page.

 

 

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Happy Christmas!

A Happy Christmas to all our friends & supporters & looking forward to the next West Cork History Festival from 8-11 August 2019.

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A 15th century Christmas gift

 

This beautiful Nativity scene is part of one of the most richly decorated prayer books from the medieval period, now in the British Library in London and known as the Bedford Hours. It was given by Anne of Burgundy, Duchess of Bedford to her nephew, King Henry VI who was then eight years old. It has 38 large miniatures and over 1,200 marginal roundels, painted in Paris. Some of the Bedford Hours has been digitised and can be viewed here.

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Harry Clarke at Christmas

 

A really beautiful combined Christmas card and flier from the Crawford Art Gallery, featuring Harry Clarke. Peter Murray, former Director of the Crawford, spoke at our History Festival this year.

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Final days of autumn