The unusual story of a fishing rod

By Jerry Keating Some years ago while fishing the lakes of Killarney, I asked my fishing companion John ‘Chippy’...

Down memory lane

By Margaret O'Hanlon Recently I took a trip down memory lane to my childhood in MacCurtain Street in...

Doing the Wren – 1980s style

An interesting insight into 'doing the Wren' almost 40 years ago comes courtesy of The Avondhu archives dating from January 1981.

A Winter wonderland in India

By Annie Quinn We had travelled from Kildorrery early in December, to do voluntary work, teaching English to the Tibetan...

Row row row your boat on a shoe string budget

By Michael O'Brien On returning home one weekend quite recently I could see from the bridge in Fermoy the clear...

Cottage restoration ‘overwhelming’ for American family

“It would require a language beyond my mind to express the gratitude and love that I feel toward all of you for the collective...

Tim Nagle – Cork hurler & Killavullen native

By Christy Roche On November 6th, 1928 the Cork Examiner carried an account of the unveiling of a monument in Killavullen Catholic Church grounds on...

Araglen RIC Barracks raid – The first to be captured in...

By Neil Donovan While a number of IRA companies/battalions around the country claim the distinction of being the first...

The Galtee General – Lt. General James Parker DSM

By Denis Morgan Lieutenant General James Parker was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, on 15 April 1929. He entered the Cadet School, the...

Joan – an inspiration to Karate club members

Joan Sheehan was 34 years of age when she first trained with Kildorrery Karate Club. Her son Martin was only 16 at the time...

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