West Cork History

John Randal Carey (1834-1923), 1879 Member of Syndicate Founders of Sydney Daily Telegraph, Grandson of Daniel McCarthy (Mucklagh), Former Parish Priest of Durrus, West Cork and Sarah Blair of Blair’s Cove, Great Grandfather Allegedly Claimed to be head of McCarthy Family worldwide.

The Mccarthy Estates were forfeited due to Rebellion and the Durrus element former part of the Evanson later Lard Bandon estate.

The branch Mucklgh from Irish Muc pig after their herds of pigs) are referred to in the Dublin penny JOurnal:

In 1835 the Dublin Penny Journal carried an article and illustration of Culnalong Castle and referred to the last of the Mucklaghs…’their descendants struggled on for no inconsiderable part of a century in the doubtful class entitled’ decayed gentry’  I well remember the last of them who lingered in this neighbourhood (Durrus).  He was a patriarchal-looking man, with snow white hair.  He inhabited a cottage near…

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