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...

The tragedy of ’42

On the 6th September, 1942 battalions of the Irish Army were carrying out manoeuvres in Fermoy as part of major preparations for World War.  The...

Ballingarry Ringfort – A medieval settlement in County Limerick

Excavations by John Hunt 1949 -51 John Hunt, of Hunt Museum fame, had developed a keen interest in archaeology, participating on different excavations including the...

As my mam says …

By Oliver Stack A cheerless sort of a morning, I was thinking to myself. It was, in my opinion, everything a morning shouldn’t be. Grey...

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