West Cork History

Aibidial Gaoidheilge Agus Caiticiosma, First Book Published in 1571, in Irish, in Ireland Acquired by Trinity College Dublin, 1995, TCD Hurling Team Photo, 1880. One Time Member Sir Edward Carson (Lord Carson).

Courtesy Four Courts Press.

The hurling photo has sticks probably home made called ‘hurls’, the form played by the club was that common in the North of Ireland ‘Camánanacht’ more like modern shinty.  When the GAA was established in 1884 the southern version Iomán was adopted.


During the Home Rule Crisis in the early 20th century a ditty ran as follows ‘Sir Edward Carson had a cat and every time it caught a mouse it cried ‘No Home Rule’.


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