Ó Charraig Aonair go Droichead Dóinneach (From Fastnet Sound to Blackwater Bridge) Of Youth and Prime and Age and Time Poems by John K. Cotter Compiled and Edited by Éamon Lankford
Genealogy of MacCarthys, Lords of Muskerry, Co. Cork, from 1380-1641.
By Herbert Webb Gillman BL JP, 1892.
Courtesy JCHAS 1892.
Genealogy of McCarthy (Muclagh/Clann Tadhg Ruaidh-na-Scairte) family of Scart (Durrus/Bantry), West Cork, later Cul-na-long, from 1185 AD including descendants of Father/Reverend Daniel McCarthy from Samuel Trant McCarthy, High Sheriff Co.Kerry, Srugrena Abbey 1912 intermarried with O’Learys Incigeela, McCarthys Kilcoe, O’Donovans, O’Mahonys Dunbeacon, McCarthys Dunmanway, Blairs Bantry/Coolculaghta/Blair’s Cove among others, 18th century family members in France.
Toby Bernard, Mizen Journal 2004
Extract from letter ‘Very Bad Mutton and Beef, you Can’t Conceive of the Wretchedness of it’, of Godwin Swift (Customs Man), 16th May 1757 from Crookhaven, West Cork, Ireland.
‘Now with regard to the place and provisions: you are to know that you see nothing here but mountains of rock (not cliffs) and yet those rocks are more dear to poor people or strangers as the lands within 2 miles of Dublin. There is here undoubtedly great plenty of fish, yet the people are so lazy they’d rather live on salt mackerel and potatoes then give themselves the trouble to take fresh fish. There is no garden stuff here, very bad mutton and lamb, and no beef, not a tree or even…
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Rev. Fitzgerald Tisdall, Rector of Kilmoe (Goleen), West Cork, Founder and Commandant of Crookhaven Yeomanry Corps, Murdered at Priest’s Leap, 1809.
From Meziere Brady
In the 19th century Tisdalls married into the Murphy family of Bantry who in Newtown were millers, middling landowners, and were auctioneers. family members appear as jurors, and local administrative bodies. The impressive ruins of the mills are about a mile outside Bantry on the Glengariff road.
1864. For Sale A First Class Whaleboat, Apply H. Justice, Ballydehob, West Cork.
Skibbereen & West Carbery Eagle; or, South Western Advertiser 19 November 1864
1863, The Fibre Optic Broadband of the 1860s, Opening of Telegraph Office Skibbereen, Wires Extended to Baltimore and Submerged Cable to Sherkin. The American Intelligence will be Received Six Hours Sooner, Cork Market News to Be Received in Morning.
An Old Man Recounts: The First Time I visited Dunmanway c 1790, The Roads were Bad, My Sister and I were in Two Panniers at Each Side of A Horse My Mother on A Saddle in Between, Then Cars with Block Wheels Sawn of of a Thick Tree Bound Round With Iron, The They Got What They Called Scotch Cars With Spokes and Felloes at Opening of The Office of The Electric and International Telegraph Company , Dunmanway, Co.Cork, 1865. Messages from Cork, London and Crookhaven.
Skibbereen & West Carbery Eagle; or, South Western Advertiser 17 October 18
Old Irish Land Measurements Ploughlands and Gneeves frequently appear as land measurements in estate surveys, and deeds, leases, mortgages, marriage settlements up to the early 19th century.
In Gaelic society wealth was often computed by the number of cows a man had i.e. ‘Fear dhá bhó’ (a man of two cows)
1822. Local Fishery Committees, Kinsale, Clonakilty, Glandore, Baltimore, Crookhaven For Bantry Timothy O’Donovan JP, O’Donovan’s Cove, Durrus, Michael O’Sullivan, Rev. Edward Jones Alcock, Rector Durrus, John Jagoe later Fishery Commissioner, Michael Murphy, Newtown, Bantry, Rev. M McChean, Bantry, John Sandys Bird.