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1822, Herbert Gillman, Woodbrook, Dunmanway, County Cork, seeking financial aid for a new line of road leading from Crookstown, in the parish of Moviddy, over the Barna or Pass of Cousane to Kealkil in the parish of Bantry, incorporating Ballilickey, Coosane and other parishes.  The Newly Road if Built would Make the Distance from Bantry to Cork 35 Miles.  Map by Jeremiah O’Brien shows old Road Bantry/Kealkil, Old Pathway to Bantry over Barna of Cousane, Estimate £256 a mile.

http://www.csorp.nationalarchives.ie/search/index.php?simpleSearchSbm=true&category=27&searchDescTxt=dunmanway&simpleSearchSbm=Search#searchfocus

Until the late 1920s a variety of miles was used in Ireland, this was presumable a longer mile than that adopted.

 

 

 

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Match 4 from ‘CSO/RP’
NAI REFERENCE: CSO/RP/1822/421
TITLE: Letter from Herbert Gillman, Woodbrook, Dunmanway, County Cork, seeking financial aid for a new line of road leading from Crookstown, in the parish of Moviddy, to Kealkil in the parish of Bantry, incorporating Ballilickey, Coosane and other parishes
SCOPE & CONTENT: Letter from Herbert Gillman, Woodbrook, Dunmanway, County Cork, to Chief Secretary’s Office, Dublin Castle, enclosing memorial of residents of County Cork, to Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquis Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant, Dublin Castle, requesting that an engineer be directed to inspect a new line of road leading from Crookstown, in the parish of Moviddy, to Kealkil in the parish of Bantry, incorporating Ballilickey, Coosane and other parishes, and that financial assistance might be forthcoming to complete the proposed scheme: claims that such an initiative would offer employment to those without and would provide access to law and order in the region; signed by Lord Bantry and 31 supporters; also encloses detailed hand coloured map and estimate of proposed works, by Jeremiah O’Brien.
EXTENT: 3 items; 7pp
DATE(S): 12 Aug 1822-21 Aug 1822
DATE EARLY: 1822
DATE LATE: 1822
ORIGINAL REFERENCE:

CSORP1822/934

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Road as built:

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