West Cork History

The Wave of Tonn Cliodhna, Glandore, West Cork Associated with the O’Donovans and in Dinnseanachas (accumulated Lore)

Cleena is mentioned by the Irish antiquarian John O’Donovan.[10] Writing in 1849 to a friend, O’Donovan says:

When my grandfather died in Leinster in 1798, Cleena came all the way from Ton Cleena to lament him; but she has not been heard ever since lamenting any of our race, though I believe she still weeps in the mountains of Drumaleaque in her own country, where so many of the race of Eoghan Mor are dying of starvation.

Courtesy 1911 Journal of Cork Historical and Archaeological Society


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