West Cork History

From Diaries of Ireland, an anthology, 1590-1987, Meliosina Lenox-Conyngham, Lippiput 1998.

Ó Súilleabhaín 1790-1837 was a Merchant in Co. Kilkenny, he was from Kerry where his father was a hedge school master as was Amhloiimh for a period.  For many years he kept a diary in Irish, this is an extract on the election of Daniel O’Connell.

Tuesday 8th July 1828.

…Every window in town was filled with candles all a-light in honour of Daniel O’Connell who was elected in Clare County to be a member of the London Parliament.

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