West Cork History


Note from the southern report from the Cork Commercial Courier dated the 29th September.

1832: The Reverend Messrs. Quin and Kelleher, the Roman Catholic Clergy of Muintervara, West Cork,  were arrested on Saturday, the 15th September or having attended at a Tithe meeting. Bail was immediately procured in the person of Richard O’Donovan Esq, the Chairman of the late Anti-Tithe meeting in the Parish and Timothy O’Donovan Esq at Ardahill, Kilcrohane.

Rev Richard Quinn P.P. 1818-1849, Incardated from Dioceses of Cashel, commenced registration of births and marriages, built church at Ahakista 1828 and Kilcrohane 1820. One of a number of priests assigned to Cork from tipperary including Fathers Dore, Caheragh, Ryan Drimoleague and Doheny Dunmanway all reformers adn politically active.   List of names who subscribed to church in 1826 included a major contribution from Lord Carbery and various members of the Evanson/Beamish families.  Involved in famine relief in 1822 with the Earl of Bantry…

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