1843-1954 West Cork Agricultural Societies and Shows.
25 Friday Feb 2022
1843-1954 West Cork Agricultural Societies and Shows.
24 Thursday Feb 2022
Sheepshead Folks with ties to the Bantry Bay North Side Muintervara Peninsula, Gerahies, emigrated to Joliet, Illinois, America. Visit of Bantry Born MP, Tim Healy 1881, Hotbed of Fenians, Hibernian Activity, Pro Boer Meeting Attended by Many Irish.
Sheepshead Folks with ties to the Bantry Bay North Side Muintervara Peninsula, Gerahies, emigrated to Joliet, Illinois, America.
Bantry Gang: Healy Brothers, Thomas, Solicitor, M.P., Timothy, M.P. , Queen’s Counsel, Governor General Irish Free State, Tim, Sullivan Brothers, Alexander Martin, Owner ‘The Nation’, Founder Irish Parliamentary Party, M.P. Queen’s Counsel, Timothy Daniel, M.P. Composer ‘God Save Ireland”, Donal, Secretary Irish Parliamentary Party, M.P, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Harrington Brothers, Tim, Teacher, Journalist, Author of The Plan of Campaign, M.P., Barrister, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ned, Organiser, M.P., William Martin Murphy, International Businessman, Railway Contractor, owner Irish Independent, Dublin United Tramways, M.P., James Gilhooley, Fenian, M.P.
1885, House of Commons, London, A Lash of Tim Healy’s , MP, Tongue, The Earl of Bantry Off Chasing Kangaroos in Australia instead of Sitting on Cork Lunacy Board and Non Attending Board Member 90 Year old Earl of Mount Cashel.
1931 Funeral of Tim Healy, Bantry Born, M.P., Barrister, Governor General of Irish Free State. Genealogy (by John T. Collins 1944) of O’Healys/Healys/Hely from 5th Century, Patron Saint of Family St. Lachtin died 622 AD.
20 Sunday Feb 2022
1914, Diocesan Board of Education, Church of Ireland, Annual Examination Results, West Cork.
1828. Catechetical Examination of Children in the Church of Ireland Dioceses of Cork and Ross in Dunmanway 214, Clonakilty 204, Schull and Ballydehob 153, Durrus 103, Bantry 99, Aughadown 82, , Aughadown 82, Skibbereen and other 1,340. 364 Communicants in Schull at Christmas.
19 Saturday Feb 2022
Such an interesting piece, showing the tenor of the times. I think the Rathclaren church is different from the one in Timoleague (The Ascension, in your heading). I think the one referred to in this article is called Holy Trinity and is this one: https://www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/20912325/holy-trinity-rathclaren-church-of-ireland-church-farranagark-cork It does indeed have an interesting old graveyard and a holy well nearby.
Further Report Conveyed to His Grace Lord Primate of the Church of Ireland in Dublin 17th December 1731 on the State of Popery including, Aughadown, Ballinadee, Caheragh, a small shed and cabin, Drimoleague, an altar moved from place to place, Fanlobbus (Dunmanway), three small huts open at one end, Drinagh one small hut open at one end, Kilbrittain, Kinsale, Desertserges, Innishannon, Ross, in a field under a hedge, Rathclarin, Schull and Kilmoe three Mass houses three thatched cabins Priests mostly Friars daily moving to and from France and other Popish Countries from Crookhaven, in the Parish of Kilmoe
Richard Hayward (1892-1964), rambles in West Cork 1964, with illustrations by Raymond Piper (1923-2007), Kinsale, Courtmacsherry, Timoleague Friary, Rathclarin Church, Donn Byrne, Bandon where the Pigs are Protestants, Rosscarbery where they buried the Elephant, Skibbereen where they ate the Donkey, Coppinger’s Court, Edward Fahy Drombeg Stone Circle, Irish Splurge Glandore, Purple Sea Urchin at Loch Ine, Sherkin Island, Gougán Barra grave of Tadhg Ó Buachalla and Ansty, Pass of Keimaneaigh, Kilruane Pillar Stone Bantry, Glengariff and the Cahas, Saxifraga Geum, Dursey Island birthplace of Don Philip O’Sullivan author of ‘The Catholic History of Ireland in the Elizabethan Period’ in Latin
18 Friday Feb 2022
12 Saturday Feb 2022
A Taste of What is To Come Pre 1700 Deeds Barony of Carbery, from 11 Million Records of The Irish Land
AMONG the 11 million documents in the Irish Land Commission Records. Thankfully now agreed in principle they are to be opened up.
Pre 1700 Carbery Deeds:
11 Friday Feb 2022
1827 Select Vestries, West Cork, Church of Ireland, Dioceses of Cork and Ross (p.25), Church Wardens, Sextons, Sextoness, Some Teachers, Numbers of Foundlings
1893, 1894, 1895, 1899, 1904, 1907 Easter Vestries, Church of Ireland, West Cork. Early Church Wardens, 1699, Bishop Mann Visitation of Church of Ireland Dioceses of Cork. Ref D121.1. 1827 Parliamentary Return of Vestries, 1851, 1861 Visitations, 9th January 2022
March 1798. Rosscarbery, Drimoleague, Castletownbere, Select Vestries meeting to Levy a Rate to provide Four Men to Serve in Militia and to Levy Seven and a Half Pence Per Gneeve. Further meeting August 1803 to levy £1-6-o per ploughland to raise 5 men for Militia and £5-13-9 on town of Rosscarbery. Cost of Levy for Cork City and County.
Townlands and Placenames, 1794 Principal Inhabitants Thanks to Government, 1870 Registered Vestrymen, Kilmeen Parish History, 1975 Dan O’Leary, Funded by Jerry Beechinor
Late 18th early 19th Century Interplay of the Select Vestries of the Church of Ireland (State Church) in Local Administration, Barony of Carbery, Castlehaven, Drimoleague, Durrus, Cess Payer Representatives Named
Kilmeen, Church of Ireland, Dioceses of Ross, Burials 1864-70, Vestry Books 1853-70, Preacher/Reader Books, School Rolls 1850s 60s.
Meeting of Select Vestry, Skibbereen, West Cork, 10th May 1832, to appoint Officers of Health under Statute of the 59th year of His Late Majesty, King George 3
10 Thursday Feb 2022
Albert William Quill, M.A., TCD, B.L., (1843-1908), Grandson William O’Sullivan, Esq., Carriganass Castle, Kealkil, Bantry, Appearance in James Joyce Ulysses, At His Funeral Lord Chancellor, One of the Few Catholic Unionists in Dublin. Landlord Scart, Bantry
1872 Louisa Chesney. Letterlickey West, Scart ownership transfers from Louisa Chesney to Albert Quill about 1898 I assume grandson of William Esquire, Carriganass Castle
William O’Sullivan then 1867 John Edward Barrett (his son-in-law), ownership transfers to Albert Quill about 1898
Updated version many heavy hitters at the funeral including Lord Chancellor:
I see the obits mention tre link to O’Sullivan Bere through his grandfather William O’Sullivan, Carriganass Castle I think we both agree unproven. I see no mention of probate. Maybe if the Land Commission took over they dispensed with probate.
His political outlook would be consisted with his uncle John Edward Barrett. He married William O’Sullivan’s daughter and managed her property. He was a hate figure to such as James Gilhooley, MP for West Cork. Barrett lined up with the Paynes agents to Lord Bantry and Lord Bantry as a Conservative faction in West Cork.
Albert Quill, (1843-1908), barrister, grandson William O’Sullivan, Carriganass Castle.
1891 Death James (‘The Governor’) Hutchinson Swanton (1815-1891), Grandmother Possibly Margaret O’Sullivan, Caheragh, Rineen Skibbereen, Carrisbrook House, Dublin (Mentioned in James Joyce Ulysses), Memoir of William Feckman and West Cork Methodist References.
From James Joyce ‘Ulysses’, ‘Dick Adams (Castletownbere born), the besthearted bloody Corkman the Lord ever put the breath of life in’ Journalist, Barrister, Defender of Parnell, Later County Court Judge Limerick and some Bantry Lawyers.
1709. Some West Cork Bridges from the Overseers of Co. Cork Bridges. Probably Included James Joyce Fermoy Ancestors
Dinnseanachas, in Van Morrison ‘Coney Island’ and James Joyce ‘Ulysses’
07 Monday Feb 2022
Thomas David was born in Mallow, his father a military surgeon. HIs Fathe died when the family were young and his mother Mary nee Atkins from Doneraile moved the family to Dublin. His brother John became a doctor like his father. Apparently his passion was family genealogy and he was able to avail of the records of the Public Records Office all destroyed in 1922.
Luckily all his work is in the National Library.
On Thoms David mother side she is the granddaughter of Mortai Og O’sullivan Beare
Burkes Landed Gentry:
Mount Jerome Graveyard, Dublin:
Dr. Thomas Davis Surgeon Royal Artillery, Mallow. Will witness Charless Franks attorney, Mallow “DAVIS Thomas Osborne 1831 16 James Medicus Cork Irish Bar 1838”
She did so with the aid of her family in Mallow, but with the death of her own mother in 1817, she promptly left for Dublin. It was here that Thomas spent his childhood, first in Warrington Place, before moving to Baggot Street in 1930, which was also the place of his ill-timed death in September 1845, at the age of thirty, due to scarlet fever.
One day in the spring of 1842 he was walking with Gavan Duffy and John Blake Dillon in the Phoenix Park. During that walk they decided to found a newspaper, and on Davis’s suggestion it was decided to call it ‘The Nation’. The object of the new paper was- ‘To create and foster public opinion in Ireland, and to make it racy of the soil.’ And so was founded ‘The Nation’, the paper that was destined to carry the gospel of Davis and the Young Irelanders to the four corners of the land and to raise a broken and subject people out of the deep slough of slavery into which they had sunken, giving them courage and dignity and making them strong and self reliant and firm in their demands for justice and freedom.
The rousing poems and ballads of Davis were recited and sung everywhere. Soul stirring compositions like ‘A nation once again’, ‘Clare’s dragoons’, ‘My land’, ‘Fontenoy’, ‘The bridge of Finae’, ‘The west’s asleep’ and ‘Tone’s grave’ gave back the old proud spirit to a lifeless nation. The people found themselves taking pride in the past, and taking hope for the future. Thomas Davis had touched a responsive chord in the torpid hearts of his countrymen.
In the first year alone he published over two hundred essays and editorials, as well as a wide variety of poetry and literature.
Sept. 8, 1945
(By “AN MANGAIRE SUGACH”)
‘When boyhood’s fire was in my
I read of ancient freemen,
For Greece and Rome who bravely stood,
Three hundred men and three men.
And then I prayed I yet might see
Our fetters, rent in ‘twain.
And Ireland long a province, be
A nation once again.’
– Thomas Davis
Samuel Ferguson’s beautiful lamentation for his friend and fellow worker is well known –
‘I walked through Ballinderry in the spring-time,
When the bud was on the tree;
And I said in every fresh ploughed field beholding
The sowers striding free,
Scattering broadside forth the corn in golden plenty
On the quick, seed-clasping soil,
Even such this day among the fresh-stirred hearts of Erin,
Thomas Davis is thy toil.’
From and O’Sullivan researcher:
Anne Sullivan of Ballyandrew Doneraile was John William’s (Mortai Og’s) sister. She always described herself as a “Glanrought Protestant” Dr Davis worked with James Hampston and Murtai’s daughter Kate on the Davis/McCarthy trees.
The Davis’s were very proud of their links back to John William.
Ballyandrew today is borderline derelict, the farmer who lived there died a few years ago and left 2.5 million, no one knows where he got it.
(I wonder if he dug up a Jacobite chest?)
06 Sunday Feb 2022
Presumably a family member:
James Swanton Vickery (C1837-1908) from West Cork, to Stockbroking in Australia.