The unusual story of a fishing rod

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

Down memory lane

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By Margaret O'Hanlon Recently I took a trip down memory lane to my childhood in MacCurtain Street in the 1940s and 1950s. Life in...

Doing the Wren – 1980s style

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

A Winter wonderland in India

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

Row row row your boat on a shoe string budget

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

Cottage restoration ‘overwhelming’ for American family

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“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

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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...

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By Neil Donovan While a number of IRA companies/battalions around the country claim the distinction of being the first to attack and capture an RIC...

The Galtee General – Lt. General James Parker DSM

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

Joan – an inspiration to Karate club members

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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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