West Cork History

Jeremiah Joseph (JJ) Callanan, 1786-1829, Some poems From Irish, Dirge of O’Sullivan Bere, The lament of O’Gnieve, The Outlay of Loch Lene, The Convict of Clonmel. Original English Gougaune Barra (I too shall be gone;- but my name shall be spoken When Erin awakes, and her fetters are broken), Oh Say, my ‘Brown Drimin’, On Cleada’s Hill (Mountain range between Millstreet and Killarney) the Moon is Bright, Poetry Hot Spots 1810s 1820s Carbery, Caheragh, Drinagh and Castlehaven.

Jeremiah Joseph Callanan Poems


Gougane Barra was written while he stayed with Dr. Burke of the Square in Bantry. According to Paddy O’Keeffe , Bantry Historian, he stayed in Bantry in 1822/4 and 1826 (Bantry House papers C.14).

1810, 1831, 1840, 1846Dr. Thomas Burke1824, Surgeon, HP, Blackrock-road (NGC). Possible The Square, 1810 Thomas Burke Half Pay Surgeon married Margaret McCarthy, (1784-1831), posssibly through her he acquired lands at Caheragh, she…

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