Pauline Neville at Spar

Aspel’s Spar Kanturk are hosting an art exhibition by Youghal based artist
Pauline Neville.

img_1333.jpgPauline is a Self Taught Artist who lives on the beautiful south coast of Ireland with her family. IMG_3270
Her day begins in the early morning when she expresses her thoughts on canvas. As she applies brush to canvas it lifts her to another dimension and connects her to the divine.
Pondering on the beauty that surrounds us in our world is what inspires Pauline’s Creativity.

Such expression allows her to reflect on life’s blessings whilstat the same time gaining strength to face life’s challenges. IMG_3269Pauline aspires to share her love of colour and light with all who view her work.She aspires through her work to take the keen observer on a voyage of discoverythat inspires hope and continuity of thought.

Pauline’s Website Link

Children’s Art Workshops 2017

IMG_1289 We are delighted to invite Messy Hands to the Kanturk Arts Festival again this year to run two childrens art workshops.

An Under 5’s event will be held from 10am untill 11am  IMG_1292

The 5 to 10 year olds from 11:45 am until 12:45 pm

Old clothes are recommended for all who attend as at both of the events large art work will be created using lots of different materials and techniques.


The cost of each session is €6 per child and must be booked in advance via the MESSY HANDS website,
Any questions,  contact MESSY HANDS click here.

Why Can’t I Find My Ancestors


Kanturk Arts Festival presents a talk,

” Why Can’t I Find My Ancestors?

on Saturday 18th March, 2017

at 2pm

in The Trade Union Hall Kanturk.

This talk will be presented by Karen O’Riordan, Local Studies and Reference Dept, Cork County Library and will include specific examples from Cork parish registers, civil records and census returns. It will be of interest to individuals who have conducted some family history research but have hit the ‘genealogical brick wall.’

Karen has almost 20 years experience working with and indexing Church records and responding to family history queries. She has completed a thesis on this subject and will share some of the insights she gleaned as part of this research.

Themes which will be explored include; gaps in records, specific missing entries, inconsistencies and human error as well as understanding the various administrative divisions used in the numerous record types in Irish family history research.

The event is free but booking is advisable as spaces are limitedTEXT YOUR NAME followed by TALK to 0879444523 or PM the Kanturk Arts Festival Facebook Page