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The West Cork Cloak features in Irelands Own stories of Kitty The Hare

The attached photo is of the cloak being worn by Margaret Arnopp, family originate in Goleen. The cloak probably belonged to Hannah Arnopp (nee Newman) who died in 1947. She wore it regularly and was one of the last women to do so.


Courtesy Michael Collins Centre, Clonakilty:


Margaret Mennis of Reenascreena and her husband Patsy Sullivan of Dunmanway. A nice example of the cloak. She obviously liked it and was of value to her to wear it for the photograph. it’s probably dated around 1900 taken in Dunmanway. Patsy was connected to the Board of Guardians at the D’way workhouse. His son Tim Patsy (Timothy) married the daughter of the Master, named Burke. She unfortunately died and he in turn married her younger sister. Tim Patsy bought the old Cox Manor House from Lucas and his the family are still there – Jack Sullivan. The lady in the photo had a tragic accident in about 1904 when she fell from a store window/door at the rear of their house on Main St. It’s the house that is now Duggans bar, next to Connolly’s shoe shop.