Four hundred years ago, Daniel Gookin, Carrigaline, and William Newce, Newcestown (both in County Cork, Ireland) established the City of Newport News in Virginia, USA. In recognition of this, and supported by Cork County Council through its Commemorations Committee, Dr Hiram Morgan, School of History, University College Cork, coordinated a an online seminar on 26th November, 2020, that saw speakers from both sides of the Atlantic celebrating the connection between Cork and Virginia. The webinar, in six parts, is now available on YouTube (links below).
‘From Carrigaline to Virginia, USA‘, by Hiram Morgan (The Carrigdhoun, 14 October 2020)
Carrigaline–Newport News USA Webinar Part 1: Introduction by Councillor Mary Linehan Foley, Mayor of County Cork, Ireland.
Carrigaline–Newport News USA Webinar Part 2: Introductory remarks by Dr Hiram Morgan.
Carrigaline–Newport News USA Webinar Part 3: Presentation by Eamonn Cotter, independent archaeologist / heritage consultant, about ‘Carrigaline Castle: its historical and archaeological context’.
Carrigaline–Newport News USA Webinar Part 4: Dr Katherine Bond, School of History, UCC, speaks about ‘Fashioning Civility: the role of clothing in English colonial ideology from Ireland to Virginia’.
Carrigaline–Newport News USA Webinar Part 5: Dr Hiram Morgan, School of History, UCC, presents ‘Irish reaction to the English colonisation of Munster’.
Carrigaline–Newport News USA Webinar Part 6: Finally, Dr David Heffernan, School of History, UCC, speaks about ‘Daniel Gookin, William Newce and Early Stuart Munster’.