Weekend break an enjoyable experience for North Cork group

By Margaret Sheedy, Kildorrery The following is the account of a recent tour undertaken by members of a North Cork group, organised by Margaret Sheedy, established...

Rural Electrification in Clondulane

By J.J. Bunyan Sixty years have passed since the Rural Electrification Scheme was completed to deliver light and power to homes in Clondulane near Fermoy.  Many parts...

The Arch Ballroom Tallow – Where it all began

No matter where you travel across the country, when you mention the town of Tallow in West Waterford, one major landmark usually comes up...

Groundhog days in the Kilworth Ranges

By Denis Morgan, Midleton “We all have our own time machines, one is called memories, they take us back in time. The other takes us forward,...

Fermoy, my home town – A glimpse into the life of...

There has been many a man and woman proud to called Fermoy their home and John Murphy is certainly one of them. A former...

When Martin Corry TD fell foul of the Catholic Church

By Jim Fitzgerald, Chairman Knockraha History & Heritage Society In any discussion of the War of Independence in Cork, the name of Martin Corry will invariably...

The ghost of Glencairn

The grounds of St Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, located in the Blackwater Valley about three miles upstream from Lismore, County Waterford, have a very interesting and exciting...

John Hyland reflects on a life well lived

When tractors began to make their appearance on the agricultural scene in Ireland in the 1920s and ‘30s, and moreso into the ‘40s and...

Fishing Killarney’s lakes with John ‘Chippy’ Condon

By Jerry Keating This story started about fifteen years ago when I met John 'Chippy' Condon in Tony Flynn’s shop in Kilworth. We started talking about fishing,...

The closure of Ballyheaphy National School in 1968

Ballyheaphy National School closed its doors 50 years ago this year (1968-2018). The decision to close it in 1968 was as a result of...

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