Before the coming of ‘Free Secondary Education’, in the mid 1960s secondary education in Irish towns was patchy or non existent. Ireland’s prosperity of recent times can be attributed to that decision as the development of human capital. In Skibbereen Catholics were provided for by a Girls Convent and to some extent by the De La Salle Brothers. In the 1991 booklet on the 100th anniversary of the Church of Ireland Church at Abbeystrewry there is a portrait by Trevor Royrcoft of Tom Hosford, who ran a secondary school for boys and girls of all religions in Skibbereen. Thomas Hosford MA appears in Guy’s Directory of 1914 as having a Church Of Ireland, Intermediate and Collegiate School. In the census of 1901 and 1911 he is born either in 1874 or 1878 a member of a large farming family and he took his MA in Trinity College Dublin. It is clear from the article that many benefited from his selfless devotion to his pupils. A school, similar in some respects operated in Bantry in the 1940s 50s and early 60s. A similar one operated from the Model School in Dunmanway.
County Cork (with modern equivalents).
Edmond MaGragah (McGrath), Carrickenidy Murtagh O’Bryne, Callynahyny Finnic Oge O’Mahowny (O’Mahony), Ivagh Donnogh O’Drishall (O’Driscoll), do. Kedagh O’Denovane (O’Donovan), The Garry Donnogh M’Daniell, The Isle of
Daniell (McCormuck) Carthy, Ball
Captaine David Power, Cloghmore Owen O’Donegane (Donegan), Cloghmoge William McRoger Donegane, Cloughmore
Magdalen My Mary, widow, Cloghingrein
Andrew Synane, Kilbolane Teige McShane Begly, do. John McM’laghlin, do. Mac Cawen
Dermond (McCnogher) O’Deno Neale (O’Neill) Beagh, do.vane (O’Donovan?), Garry John Cleary, do. Daniell O’Denocan, als. O’Dene Mortagh Mahoway (O’Mahony) do.vane (O’Donovan), Cork Henery Wall, Milltowne Maurice Fitzgerrald, Castlelistine
Total : 21 Persons Transplanted from the Co. Cork.
Cromwell’s henchmen transported many Catholic landowners old English as well as Gaelic Irish to clear lands for his followers, many were sent to Connaught, some it is believed to the west Indies, Barbados.
From University of Southhampton archive,
From University of Southhampton, archive.
Docref=WP1/179/90 Letter from the Reverend F.Tisdall to Major General Sir Arthur Wellesley, informing him of Mr. Canning’s support for his request for an exchange of livings, 21 December 1807
Letter from the Reverend Fitzgerald Tisdall, Dublin, to Major General Sir Arthur Wellesley: as his professional duty requires him to lose no time in reaching his residence at Crookhaven, in the extremity of County Cork, almost two hundred miles from Dublin, on or before the following Thursday [24 December 1807], and he fears he would not be able to procure an audience with Wellesley that day, he has adopted this mode of addressing him, and will state his reason for so doing.
A few days previously, he had occasion to wait on Mr. Secretary Canning (to whom he has the honour of being closely related) in London, in order to negotiate, through his interference, an exchange of livings with a clergyman in County Kerry and the diocese of Limerick. According to Canning’s desire, Tisdall sent him an exact statement of the circumstances attending each benefice, which he will not trouble Wellesley by enumerating. Canning was kind enough to say he would transmit it in a letter for Wellesley’s consideration. Being debarred the honour of personally waiting on Wellesley, for the reasons assigned, Tisdall has taken the liberty of commissioning the Reverend Mr. Archer to deliver this letter. Archer is fully acquainted with every circumstance relative to the proposed exchanges and, to save Wellesley every possible trouble, will communicate to Tisdall Wellesley’s wish and determination on the subject. Should anything appear wanting for Wellesley’s elucidation, Archer will be able to explain it without loss of time.
As Tisdall knows that Wellesley’s time is too precious to take up any of it, he will not trespass any longer than to ask him to allow the urgency of Tisdall’s present situation to plead his excuse for troubling him.
21 Dec 1807 #Adate=21/12/1807
Wellesley has written a pencil note on the dorse: “Memorandum.”
From the University of Notra Dame Digital Library, takes a little time to load.
From the University of Pittsburgh library.
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cappoquin surveyors road making ballylickey bantry kealkil cousane shannon lough derg waterford, Chief secretary papers griffith nimmo, Clodagh River, dublin castle, Granard, Inchigeela, Kilmichael, Kilorglin, kinsale, Lough Derg., Tramore Strand
These maps are taken from the papers of the Chief Secretary 1818-1823, Dublin castle a précis of which is now on line. They are drawn in a very attractive fashion very pleasing to the modern eye. It is unknown which of the proposed works went ahead.