Peadar Ó hAnnracháin, Gaelic League Organiser, Cois Life, ‘OUR DUBLIN LETTER’ in the Southern Star, Skibbereen, West Cork, 18th December 1948, Some who have fallen Under The Sickle of the old relentless Foe of an known as the Grim Reaper, Father Joe Sheehy of the Vincentian Order, Sam Ross of Dromore, old IRA man, Inspector in the Pigs and Bacon Commission, his brother Gibbs shot during Troubles and Commemorated on a  Plaque in Bantry Courthouse, Sam’s  knowledge of local history from Insebeg to Coolnaclehy and Log-na-gCapall to Gleanntan-na-Fola, relating stories heard in his childhood of landlords and bailiffs, stories of wrestling matches, weight-throwing, athletics, salmon poaching, droll characters of his homeland.  The Rosses and his mother’s people the Kingstons of Upper Bawnahow, Drimoleague Parish designated in local speech as ‘long-tailed families’, The late Sam Ross of Durrus and his father Johnny who had an extensive farm at Log-na-gCapall from which he was evicted and settled at Glendart, Jerry O’Leary. late Solicitor, Glendart, and Dumnanway, Irish speaker unusual unlike many Lawyers who knew the ploughshare and harrow not.

Sam Ross in his recollections of youth is consistent with the stories collected by the local children in 1937: strike at the Bog at Log-na-gCapall launched the Political Career of Michael Pat Murphy TD:

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