This weekend an exhibition on World War 1, will be held in the Aghada Community centre tomorrow Friday the 20 April and Saturday 21 April.
The exhibition and lecture series will focus on the involvement of lower harbour communities in the Great War and will pay particular attention to the American sea Plane base in Aghada.
From 4:00pm on Friday the exhibition will be open to the public with a series of lectures taking place from 8:00pm.
On Saturday from 10am the public will have a second opportunity to view the photographic exhibition and learn of Franklin D Roosevelt’s visit to Aghada in 1918.
The history of lower harbour communities has always ebbed and flowed through Cork Harbour linking the villages to many world events.
At one point up to 92 American vessels were based around Cork Harbour.
Haulbowline Island was used as a resupply and torpedo repair base for the US Naval fleet.
A United States Naval Air Service Seaplane base was operational at Aghada.
A submarine chaser base was located at Glenbrook.
While a US Naval Store was based in Cobh with a base hospital operational at Whitepoint.