In 1973 Silé Ní Chinnéide took extracts from De Montbret, French Consul, of his journal covering his journey in West Cork in 1790 from papers in the Bibioléque Nãtionale in Paris and published it in two articles in the Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society.

Of interest are the extensive pieces in relation to Michael Kearney an extensive farmer in Garretstown and a listing of the various textiles manufactured in Bandon.

Interestingly the Kearneys collected mid 18th century Cork Newspapers which in the mid-20th century ended up with Mr. Cousins, a Limerick Solicitor. John. T. Collins was given access, from which he compiled genealogical data, which he publishes in the CHA Journal.