“Skibbereen & District Historical Society will host a Talk on Thursday, 5th December , in the West Cork Hotel @ 8.30 pm. entitled “The O’Connell Monster Meeting, Skibbereen, 1843″.

In June 1843, Skibbereen hosted one in a series of Monster Meetings held by Daniel O’Connell throughout Ireland to force the issue of Repeal of the Act of Union.

Gerald O’Brien of the Skibbereen and District Historical Society has unique and unparalleled knowledge of the Skibbereen meeting, which was probably the largest gathering of people ever in West Cork. Join him in a conversation about this unique event, where he explores his knowledge of
this time and tells us why Skibbereen was picked, how the meeting was organised and what happened afterwards.

Everyone is welcome.

A small donation will be required from non-members.”

The O’Connell Monster Meeting, Skibbereen, June 1843