West Cork History

Out for a day with the Ferret in Dunmanway, West Cork, Long Ago.

From Flor Crolwey’s book ‘In West Cork Long Ago’. Mercier Press 1979. A fascinating account of old times. He was from Behigullane, Dunmanway a National Teacher at Behagh National School. He was a founder of ‘An Ból Chumann na hÉireann’ in 1954 the body regulating road bowlng.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/sports-recreation/sport/road-bowling/bol-chumann-na-heireannth/
The book is redolent of De Valera’s Ireland of the mid 20th century, the views now seems narrow.

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Rabbits:
https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/the-rabbit-trade-in-the-1950s-before-mymamatosis-in-the-1950s-snaring-ferrets/

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