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Companile erected 1860 by Alexander McCarthy, MP bronze plaques commemorating historical figures of McCarthy Sept, Diamond Hill, Blackrock, The Galweys of Dundanion, Joseph Nagle d 1757, Clogarán Cléireach (Mass Bells) and old bell of St. Michael’s now in Colombus, Georgia, USA from Father Walsh’s History Blackrock. Cork, c 1963

Father Walsh was a well known historian associated with Paddy O’Keeffe, Bantry, John T Collins, Cork, Basil O’Connell author with his brother of the O’Connell Tracts.

He was Parish Priest of Durrus in the 1960s asnd wrote a history of the Parish of Muintervara for the Capuchin JOurnal.

History Balckrock Father Walsh c 1963