West Cork History


Sarah Dukelow is still alive , former teacher, July 2016. The teacher in her school Líam Blennerhassett, from Tralee was particularly inspiring. Part of the collection has now gone online the rest in phases will happen. The collection is the most extensive in the world.

She said that two of her informants were Jack Dukelow and Mick Bohane the parish Priest’s manservant.

From Mick she got a poem in Irish which she transcribed. He did not speak Irish but this was by his grandmother in the style of the lament composed by Eibhlín Ni Chonaill on the death of her husband, ‘Caoineadh Art Ó Laoighre’. She wrote it in the jotter supplied but the teacher did not send all the jotters to Dublin. She said that went to Dublin was only a fraction of what she collected.

Jack Dukelow died in around 1954 and was from Rossmore, grandfather of…

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