4th Free Public Talk at The Central Library, Grand Parade, Cork
as an introduction to CorkDFAS
Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 7 p.m.
“The Last Cooper:
Beamish and Crawford Centenary”
Diarmuid O’Drisceoil, Historian
David Creedon, photographs
In this talk Diarmuid will outline the contribution of these two great Cork brewing families to the heritage of the city. William Beamish and William Crawford were partners in a merchant business from 1785, and in 1792 they established the Cork Porter Brewery on South Main Street. These two men, the former from West Cork and the latter from Co. Down, became quite wealthy and they, and the succeeding generations of their families, left a notable legacy in the art, architecture, education and commerce of Cork.
With generous assistance from Cork City Heritage Grant Scheme.
2016 witnessed the first free public lecture offered by CorkDFAS to allow non-members to enjoy a taste of our annual programme of lectures.
This inaugural free public lecture was given at The Central Library, Grand Parade, Cork, at 7 p.m. on the 21st September 2016
“Aspects of the Arts & Crafts of The Honan Chapel in its Centenary Year”
by Virginia Teehan (Director of Cultural Projects, UCC)
and James Cronin (Lecturer in Teaching & Learning (Enhancement), UCC)
with generous assistance from Cork City Heritage Grant Scheme.