West Cork History

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This petition written in French is held at the UK National Archives in Kew.  It refers among other places to Donemark, Bantry, Co. Cork and is one of the earliest written references to that part of the country.

The Normans would have found the fertile Drumlin belt around Bantry attractive.

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Item reference SC 8/98/4889

Petitioners: Maurice de Carreu (Carrew). Addressees: King. Places mentioned: Desmond, County Limerick, [Ireland]; Ath[. …

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SC  Records of various departments, arranged artificially according to type, and formerly entitled Special Collections
top of page SC 8  Special Collections: Ancient Petitions
top of page PETITIONS TO THE KING; TO THE KING AND COUNCIL; TO THE COUNCIL; TO THE PARLIAMENT; AND THE LIKE.
top of page SC 8/98  4851-4900. Individual petitions are described , dated, and…

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