Both Mitchelstown and Fermoy libraries are set to host photography exhibitions from the Travellers of North Cork group.

The exhibition of ‘Travellers Past and Present’ is part of Traveller Pride 2022 and will take place this Friday at 12pm in Mitchelstown Library, and 2pm in Fermoy Library.

At both locations, the event will be facilitated by the Traveller Women’s Groups where a talk will take place by a member of the group, with refreshment served too. All are welcome to attend.


On Wednesday of next week (20th July), Mitchelstown Library will also be hosting a puppet show as part of the Summer Arts Programme.

Kids both small and big have the chance to join puppeteer Michael Phelan and storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder, where they will meet a shy caterpillar, a boistrous vulture, an overexcited frog and maybe even a grumpy tea cup!

The fun starts at 2.30pm, and is set to last between 30 and 40 minutes.


Until 31st July (or perhaps longer!) Mitchelstown Library will host an exhibition on the War of Independence and Civil War in Cork.

This exhibit consists of informational banners, and of particular interest for locals are the the information provided on the 1st and 2nd Brigades of the IRA, who were especially relevant to the Fermoy and Mitchelstown areas.

More information will also be provided on the main IRA leaders in Cork, including Anglesboro’s Liam Lynch, Kilmallock/Newmarket’s Seán Moylan, and West Cork’s Tom Barry and Michael Collins.