West Cork History





East Flanboro:


The progress of the Attridge family from Lisheenacreaagh (Lisín-na-Creiche: little-fort-of-the-cattle-spoil),  Ballydehob, West Cork to Rochester, New York, United States and Waterdown, East Flanboro. Ontario, Canada, with associated families,  Gosnells, Skerkin Island, and Lees and Sheehans, photographs of Sally and William Atteridge, Rochester, born West Cork 18th century, and Protestant Hedge School Masters.

Courtesy John Attridge, London, Ontario family history, the latter part concentrates on the later generations of the family.

There were other Attridges families in the area and a number of lines in Durrus.

The area mentioned in the book, Lisennacreagh and associated townlands would be in the category of ‘Disadvantaged areas’ but in the 18th and 19th century its proximity to the coast with ample supplies of sea sand and seaweed enabled cultivation to the mountain tops.

Much of this marginal area is now forested.  Sherkin and the nearly Islands of…

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