West Cork History

Bantry 1860s, Early Irish photographer Rev Freke of Durrus at Queen of Denmark’s visit to Bandon, Bantry Regatta August, 1864, Bantry Cricket Team (Toope, Jagoe, Meara, Warner, MacNamara, Thompson, Harris, Croly, T. Lannin, McCarthy, Byes) against Crew of H.M.S. ‘Lark’ (Irwin, Robothan, Mehegan, Dayrell, Hodge, Bride, Tickner, Cole, Brine, Martin, Byes) April 1868,  Bantry and Skibbereen Agricultural Society, A Visit to Bantry September 1868, Sketches of Rooska, the Exquisite new Church (of Ireland) erected by Mr William Murphy, a mile Eastward the residence of the late Richard Levis, Esq.December 1869.

Sir Joceyln Coghill, Early Photographer c 1860.


Cricket was quite common in Ireland before the onset of the GAA in the late 1880s.  A cricket team was established in Bantry under the patronage of the Earl of Bantry in April 1868 and played at the Inches, Beach.

HMS Lark (1855) was a Dapper-class screw gunboat launched in 1855…

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