West Cork History

Funeral Attendances of Mrs. Dillon, Bantry, and Mrs. Hadden, Skibbereen, West Cork.

The Dillons in Bantry were ‘well got’ with Mr. Dillon a Poor Law Guardian and possibly Master of the Workhouse. They may be connected to the Dillons of Clashadoo, Durrus who are buried in an enormous tomb in Moulivard Graveyard, the last of the family, Shaun was buried in the 1980s. he inherited a pub and substantial properties in Bantry from his aunts and was active in the late 1940s in Clann na Poblachta.

There was another prominent Dillon family in Bantry mid 18th century Protestants, whose daughter was married by a ‘Popish Priest’ to one of the Bantry Whites. He sought to marry another and this resulted in her lodging a caveat in the Diocesan Ecclesiastical Court in Cork.

Mrs Hadden may have been an Evans from Lissangle, Caheragh, daughter of William Esquire. She married an apothecary…

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