West Cork History


This journey was undertaken by John Windle, Antiquarian and Fr John Ryan Parish Priest of Drimoleague to Durrus (Four Mile Water) to the house of Alleyn Evanson now known as Durrus Court.  Father Ryan lived in Butler’s Gift (Drimoleague).  The McCarthys referred to are the McCarthy Mucklaghs former occupants of the nearby castle still extant.  They had an earlier castle at Scart just off the Bantry/Cork road about 2 miles from Durrus Cross.

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