The 12th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival will take place from Monday March 23 to Sunday 29 March, 2015. Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds, across all ages, interests and abilities, from pre-school to post retirement. The festival’s motto is Investigate, Participate, Celebrate, and the public can do that by watching demonstrations, trying out skills, and seeing others, from the young to the old, show off what they are learning. Since it started in 2004, it has grown from 65 to about 500 different events. During festival week all events are free and everyone is welcome.
For the Lifelong Learning Festival Week, Cllr Kieran McCarthy will give a talk on Cork Harbour through old postcards at the meeting room of the Church of the Real Presence, Curaheen on Wednesday 25 March, 2.30pm. He will also give a talk on Cork in the 1920s and 1930s in the Cork City and County Archives in Blackpool at 2.30pm on Friday 27 March (all free, all welcome).