Father William Holland, Ardfield, Clonakilty, (1876-1950). 1949 History of West Cork. Included genealogies of Barrys, De Courceys, McCarthys, O’Crowleys, O’Driscolls, O’Heas, O’Hurleys, O’Mahonys, O’Sullivans. 1950 Funeral and Background.

Father William Holland, SMA, 1911-1952 was a relative.

His extended family included the O’Heas and Maddesn of Ardfield. Included was the famous Master Madden, after he finished this National School at Ardfield he ran a cramming school to prepare I think boys only for English Civil Service e Exams. Included among his pupils were future revolutionaries Sam Maguire and his brother and Michael Collins.

At the back of the book is a series of notations by John T.Collins from Kilmeen, Clonakilty. He was part of a loose group including Paddy O’Keeffe, Bantry, Bernard O’Regan, Aughadown, Emmet O’Donovan, Clonakilty. He assisted Basil O’Connell in compiling ‘The O’Connell Tracts’. In the 1950s he was given access to a 18th century collection of Cork Newspaper compiled by the Kearneys of Garrettstown House. By the 1950s Mr. Cussen, Solicitor, Newcastle West had the collection. John T. Collins published widely in the Cork Historical adn Archaeological JOurnal available online great research highly accurate.

History of West Cork:

Pretty much a a stunning achievement before the Internet and Google and the he spent long periods serving in Northern Nigeria.

Funeral and background:

Funeral and background: