West Cork History


Early 19th century farmhouse and outbuildings with 12 pane detail in window at Lisheenacreagh Upper, (Lisín na Creiche: Little fort of the cattle spoil), Ballydehob, West Cork.

The photos are of the old Daly holding, south facing on high ground touching mountain land. In the mid 20th century the family bred prize giving cattle. The Dalys have probably been at that location since at least the early 19th century and perhaps earlier as evidenced by the Baptism Records of Schull East Church of Ireland:


The buildings are recessed into the hill and the outbuildings and hay shed are built on rock. The windows, 12 pane, on the upper part of the old house were common up to 60 years ago and probably date from the early 19th century. Another example would be a house owned by the Roycroft family on high ground in Toormore. There are square holes…

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