1849, Report of Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry, Kealkil, Dunmanway, Durrus, Kilcrohane, Agriculture Very Backward, Custom after taking a Corn Crop to Leave Land Fallow for 4 to 5 Years, Starving Horses, Pannier Tracks, need for Proper Roads, Ploughs A few Sticks Put Together With Pins Only Goes Down A Few Inches, Suggests Grain Crops, Drainage, Manuring, Proper Seed. Back Roads. No Shortage of Local Manures Huge Potential.
Rev.Thomas Barry, Parish Priest Bantry.
Subscriber Lewis Directory 1837. Gave evidence to 1844 Commission Law and practice in respect to the occupation of land in Ireland. Parish Priest since 1823. Knows of no property more improved than that of Mr. White of Inchiclough tenants generally have leases. Dictionary of Ireland 1837. Thanked Assessors as Independent Liberal Elector for Impartiality in 1835 elections. Organiser meeting of Loyalty of Catholics of Bantry to King 1825. Included were Morty O’Sullivan, Daniel O’Sullivan, Reendonegan, John Young, Morgan Connell Esq., Alexander O’Donovan Esq., William McCarthy Esq., Point House,. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry.
Attributed to him
There was a Parson
Who loved ‘divarshun’
And ne’er was harsh on
His flock so few,,,
The tithe was heavy
That he died levy
And he kept a ‘bevy’
Of tithing men…
Rev. Alleyn Evanson TCD AB, (1790-1853) Pre 1828, Four-Mile-Water Court, Durrus, sitting Bantry, 1835. Son of Nathaniel (Generosus) and Mary Townsend Baldwin (1764-1827). Ed Dr. Sullivan, Bandon, TCD aged 16. Middle Man, Land Agent. Voted for Hutchinson 1826 election. Signed petition 1827 against Catholic Emancipation. While a curate in Schull 1829 he stated that there were 1,200 Protestants in the Parish. Signed public declaration to Alexander O’Driscoll on his removal as Magistrate 1835 with Lord Bantry, Simon White, John Puxley, Arthur Hutchins, Thomas Baldwin, Samuel Townsend Junior and Senior, Hugh Lawton, Thomas Somerville, Richard Townsend Senior, Rev. Alleyn Evanson, Timothy O’Donovan, Richard Townsend, Lyttleton Lyster. Freeman Bandon, 1841 election voted Longfield/Leader. Apart from Bandon estate he was renting Church lands in West Carbery including Crookhaven and Kilcrohane fro Robert Delacour who was made bankrupt in 1839. Attending 1840 Great Meeting Bantry re Poor Law. Probate 1853, £5 (may be nominal for conveyancing). Presentment sessions Ballydehob 1845. Friendly with Father Ryan, Drimoleague features in an account 1836 of journey from Drimoleague written by John Windle in Dublin Penny Journal. After death wife Harriett daughter of Henry Hardy Esq., moved to Mespil Estate, Dublin his brothers Dr. Hungerford and Dr. Henry Baldwin Evanson (1795-1867) of Cork guardians of young children. Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. In 1835 his rent charge over lands at Brahalish Durrus was granted to Henry Baldwin Evanson, his brother entitling him to vote. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry Either his sister or cousin Martha Evanson married Rev. John Madras, their grand daughter m 1867 Ann Marie (Millie) Curtis, Magourney she descended from Huguenot Rev. John Madras and married Daniel O’Connell’s grandson, his father was Charles O’Connell, Resident Magistrate, Bantry.
Charles Evanson Junior, 1827 son of Charles JP, Lord Mayor Cork, Royayne’s Court, Douglas. 1818 late Sheriff, Cork. 1825 Director Cork Coalyard. Attending 1840 Great Meeting Bantry re Poor Law. Attending Famine Relief Meeting Dunmanway 1846. Presentment sessions Ballydehob 1845 address Charlemont. Skibbereen 1847 distress meeting. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry. Cork Quarter Sessions 1856. His son Richard Charles Evanson, RM, Probate 1902 of Mrs. Henrietta Allen Coghlan, widow, Shanagrague, Co. Cork, to Richard retired RM, £624. 1856 passed into Military College Sandhurst, only son of Charles Evanson, JP, Charlemont, Cork, ed Mr. Moynahan. listed 1842,1843, Son? Charles sitting Douglas 1850, voted 1850 for Denis Galwey as High Constable for Ibane and Ballyroe (Clonakilty). Estates in Douglas and 5 gneeves at Gurteneas, Ahakista sold Landed estates Court in Chancery 1849 and sold 1850s.
Arthur Hutchins, 1855, Ballylickey, Bantry, Resident, £60. Attending 1840 Great Meeting Bantry re Poor Law. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry. Attending Railway meeting Drimoleague 1856, subscriber Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery’, 1876. Arthur listed 1843 at Reendonegan, Bantry. Member election committee McCarthy Downing, Skibbereen, 1868.
Rev Richard Quinn P.P.
1818-1849, Incardated from Dioceses of Cashel, commenced registration of births and marriages, built church at Ahakista 1828 and Kilcrohane 1820. One of a number of priests assigned to Cork from tipperary including Fathers Dore, Caheragh, Ruyan Drimoleague and Doheny Dunmanway all reformers adn politically active. List of names who subscribed to church in 1826 included a major contribution from Lord Carbery and various members of the Evanson/Beamish families. Involved in famine relief in 1822 with the Earl of Bantry and the Rev Alcock. Father Quinn’s application 16th November 1830 ED1/13/74/2, signed by for Roman Catholics Richard O’Donovan, Timothy O’Donovan, Richard Tobin, Edmond Tobin, Daniel Daly, Richard O’Donovan, John Murphy, John Carthy, Thomas Cormack?, Elias Roycroft, Andrew Caverly, Richard Caverly, Protestants E. Evanson, Richard L. Blair, Thomas Ferguson, Thomas Duklow, Charles Ducklow, John Ducklow. Rev Alcock of the Church of Ireland was asked to consent but declined but his parishioners signed. In the Ordnance Survey house books his house in Clashadoo was one of the few slated. In 1832: The men from Muintervara who have the distinguished honour of being the first western district to have given the death blow to the system, proceeded under the conduct of Richard O’Donovan Esq of Tullagh and Timmy O’Donovan Esq of Ardahill (Kilcrohane) (this may be incorrect most likely Timothy O’Donovan, JP, O’Donovan’s Cove, Durrus) accompanied by the Reverend Messrs. Quin and Kelleher with music and decorated banners. The Reverend Messrs. Quin and Kelleher, the Roman Catholic Clergy of Muintervara, West Cork, were arrested on Saturday, the 15th September or having attended at a Tithe meeting. Bail was immediately procured in the person of Richard O’Donovan Esq, the Chairman of the late Anti-Tithe meeting in the Parish and Timothy O’Donovan Esq at Ardahill, Kilcrohane.1833 the Rev Edward Alcock’s Tithe Proctors attempted to seize his bed for non payment of tithes only the intervention of local Protestant neighbours prevented this. They may have been sent by Nathaniel Evanson who owned most of the tithes. 1834, Father Quin, Parish Priest, Durrus, West Cork Begs to Acknowledge Additional Contributions, Rev. Alleyn Evanson (Middle man of Bandon Estate), Four Mile Water, Richard Blair (Landlord Coolculghta) Esq and John Corkery, Blair’s Cove, John Clarke Esq., (probably related to Skibbereen Clerkes) Bantry, John Biddle (Piddle), Miss Punch, Bantry, Denis Sullivan, Dan Daly, Rosnacaheragh (Kilcrohane). Organised major temperance meeting Durrus 1838 where Fr. Mathew spoke at a platform in the Churchyard (Moulivard?), stating that in the parish £50 a weeek spent on drink. Active in O’Connell Tribute with curate Rev. Simon Murphy major contributors Tobin family. 1840 calling for Testimonial to late William Crawford Cork benefactor. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry.
John O’Connell Esq., Bantry.
Gave evidence to 1844 Commission Law and practice in respect to the occupation of land in Ireland. Landlord in fee, middleman, agent to proprietor abroad, merchant, farmer. Property in Skibbereen. Probably the John Connell referred to in evidence of Father Collins to Parliament Commission as opulent Bantry excluded from Quarter Session Jury as he was a Catholic. 1826 Rent charge assigned 1833 from John Jagoe (probably the Liberal Protestant) over Glounathana also named Morgan O’Connell, Merchant, Liverpool, James O’Connell, Merchant, Cork Attorney Timothy Collins. Around 1830 purchased around 700 acres from Lord Riversdale. Tenants most refractory men in the country, prize fighters, and the head of a faction, they paid no rent. rent in arrears by four years forgave three.encouraged tenants who previously were prize fighters. Now model farmers. Probably related to Landlord O’Donovan Ardahill, Kilcrohane family. Adopted system from Sir William Beecher for cottiers of fixing the rent for an acre of ground at 10s, the rent for the potato garden, the turf bog, the cabbage garden so as to give them the opportunity of rearing pig. Took 1838 assignment of Warner of Reendesert lands at Cappanaloha witnesses Edmond O’Sullivan Draper, and Jeremiah O’Connell, Gent.
In 1838 noted for being indefatigable in the Liberal interest where at voter registration 15 were registered as opposed to 6 ‘Orangemen’ the tenants of Timothy O’Donovan JP were chiefly among those who registered. Presented Address of West Carbery and Bantry to Liberator at Cork Banquet attended by 550 with Fathers Barry, Freeman, McCarthy Downing, Solicitor, Skibbereen, Daniel Welply Skibbereen. 1841 election vote based on £50 freehold at Glaundart. 1847 organised petition re Board of Works in activity of 1,400 of 4,000 with John Shea Lawlor and was Secretary to meeting at Bantry Chapel with Revs Michael Barry, Freeman, Roger Downing, Dr. Michael Burke. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry brought his to his estates and at a public meeting promised his tenants seeds. 1860 letter from Timothy O’Donovan JP, Durrus to Dr. John O’Donovan, Antiquarian: In reply to your queries I have to mention Timothy O’Donovan … who was married to a grand niece of Daniel O’Connell died some years ago. leaving a numerous family he left a considerable fortune in land and money. The lands were let by his sons to the late John O’Connell of Bantry and are now in the proprietorship of his brother Mr. James O’Connell of London.
Richard O’Donovan 1845, Glenlough Cottage, Durrus listed 1838 , son Richard Esq. O’Donovan Cove, and Jane d Alexander O’Donovan, Squince. 1846 distress meeting Bantry listed Drumboe. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry. Son of Richard O’Donovan JP and Maria O’Sullivan, nephew of Timothy and Dr. Daniel O’Donovan JP , listed 1854
William O’Sullivan Junior, Carriganass Castle, Bantry. 1850. On recommendation of Earl of Bandon superceded after two days. Called to the Bar 1844. In 1848 seizing cattle at Scart, Bantry for alleged overdue rent to his father William Esq., with Daniel, John and Cornelius Manning and Eugene and Stephen Sullivan he was imprisoned for 3 months and fined £20 for assault. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry, father’s land being drained. Prosecuted in Cork for criminal libel. Sister married Barrett who took over estate. Father acquire estate from David Mellefont, Donemark in 1817.
Dr. Herbert Orpin, MD, Bantry. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry, subscriber 1861 to Smith’s History of Cork, member Irish Society Antiquaries 1861.
Cork Examiner 02 March 1849
Some of the Local Worthies:
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.
This demonstrates the population density pre famine. The Durrus figure is probably four times the present figure.
1822, The Troubles of a Struggling Farmer, Mud Cabin, Heavy Taxes, Tithes, Cess, and Rack Rents, Wintry Wind, by Poet Mícheál Óg Ó Longáin (1766-1837), Caheragh, (lived later Glanmire), Co. Cork.
1766–1837),poet and scribe; born to the Ó Longáin learned family in Carrignavar, Co. Cork.
1766-1837; b. Carrignavar, Co. Cork; son of Mícheál mac Peadair; orphaned young, his parents dying in 1770 and 1774; employed as cowherd; returned to education, 1784; assisted United Irishmen, 1797-98; wrote for Whiteboys, 1785; ‘Buachaillí Loch Garman [Boys of Wexford]’, 1798; m. 1800; worked as scribe, labourer, and teacher in Co. Cork; settled in north Kerry and East Limerick, 1802-07; wrote on poverty and oppression; employed as a teacher and scribe by Rev. John Murphy, Bishop of Cork, 1814; copied manuscripts, 1817-1820; sons Peadar and Pól, and Seosamh, also became scribes; died. on his son Pól’s 11-acre holding in eleven acres in Knockboy in Carrignavar.
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It is likely that poet Jj Callanan sent quite a while in Caheagh through Bantry Doctor Dr. Thomas Burke in the 1810s who had associations in the area.
The Ó Longáin Family
From the 18th century to the late 19th century the surname ‘Ó Longáin’ was synonymous with ‘scribes.’ Working as a scribe meant copying stories, poetry, histories and religious texts from manuscripts and printed works for patrons. Working as a scribe also involved translating texts from Irish to English. Frequently their patrons were from Cork merchant families, were Cork scholars themselves such as John Windele or from Cork clergy such as Bishop John Murphy. Working as a scribe had previously been a position of privilege but as the Gaelic order disintegrated following the Flight of the Earls in 1607, scribes found their living situation growing perilous and frequently lived in poverty. Micheál mac Peattair, his son Micheál Óg and his grandson Peadar were based in Carrignavar, Cork. Grandsons Pól and Seosamh were primarily based in Dublin. Seosamh transcribed manuscript facsimiles for publication on behalf of the Royal Irish Academy. The Ó Longáin preserved a tradition and ensured access to countless texts through their scribing endeavours.
Courtesy Father Patrick Hickey, Famine in west Cork.
Fuacht na scailpe-se, deathach is gaoth gheimhridh,
Cruas na leapsa-sa’s easpa braith lae’s oíche,
Muarcuid teascnna, deachmaithe’s glaoch cíosa,
Tug buartha cáthach mé, easpaitheach éagaoinaointeach.
The cold of the mud cabin, smoke adn wintry wind,
The hardness of this bed and the lack of a mantle day or night,
Heavy taxes, tithes, and rack-rent demands,
Have made me troubled, in want, and lamenting.
1833. Tensions in Ballydehob, West Cork, Dispensary Committee.
The period marks the extension of basic medical services to country areas.
Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier 27 April 1833
Diarmuid Ó hEigeartaigh (1856-1936), Letter, Caheragh, West Cork, Teacher, Scholar, Author of ‘Tadhg Ciallmahar’ re 18th century local events
Courtesy Donal O’Sullivan’s history of Caheragh;
1822. Distress payments by lord Lieutenant to Lord Bantry, Lord Carbery, David H. Cox, Dunmanway, Rev. J.A. Jagoe, Schull, Earl Kingston, Glandore, Rev. Alcock, Durrus.
Edward James Alcock
Rector Durrus, 1805-1842, son and curate of Rev. Mason Alcock. May have lived at Sea Lodge, built old rectory (Glebe House) in 1831. 1822 Lord Lieutenant sends £30 for local distress. 822 involved in famine relief with Father Quinn. He sat on a committee in Bantry in 1824 to petition against the withdrawal of the bounty on linen production as had been agreed in the Act of Union. Magistrate. Involved in proselytizing. Father Quinn’s application 16th November 1830 ED1/13/74/2, signed by for Roman Catholics Richard O’Donovan, Timothy O’Donovan, Richard Tobin, Edmond Tobin, Daniel Daly, Richard O’Donovan, John Murphy, John Carthy, Thomas Cormack?, Elias Roycroft, Andrew Caverly, Richard Caverly, Protestants E. Evanson, Richard L. Blair, Thomas Ferguson, Thomas Duklow, Charles Ducklow, John Ducklow. Rev Alcock of the Church of Ireland was asked to consent but declined but his parishioners signed. His proctors, 1833, attempted to seize Father Quin’s bed while mass was being said in is house to secure tithe payment only the intervention of Protestant neighbours stopped it. Most of the tithes were the property of Nathaniel Evanson so it may be he who sent the proctors otherwise all outstanding tithes collected in one day. Cess payer representative Barony West Carbery 1834. 1839 Gaming Certificate. Father in law Henry Jones 1799-1805, late Rector of Lislee his daughter Frances Jane July 1833 married Rev. Edward James Alcock, 1831 at Kilmacabea.
Richard Earl of Bantry, 1843, Glengariff Cottage. 1821 meeting on distress Skibbereen huge praise for Catholic Clergy for contributing to peace. 1822 Lord Lieutenant sends £100 for local distress, £50 for Berehaven. 1824 entertaining Dr. Egan, Co Adjutor Catholic Bishop of Kerry. 1834 Member Committee Cork Protestants. Signed public declaration to Alexander O’Driscoll on his removal as Magistrate 1835 with Simon White, John Puxley, Arthur Hutchins, Thomas Baldwin, Samuel Townsend Junior and Senior, Hugh Lawton, Thomas Somerville, Richard Townsend Senior, Rev. Alleyn Evanson, Timothy O’Donovan, Richard Townsend, Lyttleton Lyster. Member Commission on Magistrates 1838 at Seafield Park. Brother in law of Lord Viscount Ennismore.
Lord John Carbery (Evans-Freke) 6th Baron Carbery-1845), 1821, Castle Freke, Rosscarbery. 1821 writing to Chief Secretary re disaffection, Castlefreke, Clonakilty, sitting Rosscarbery, 1835. 1822 Lord Lieutenant sends £500 for local distress. Protestant protest meeting Cork 1834. Reputed to have bell rung in London church on hearing of death of Father John Power, Parish priest Kilmacabea. Subscriber 1821 Dr Thomas Wood’s ‘Primitive Inhabitants of Ireland. Present at enquiry Skibbereen 1823 into enquiry into fatal affray at Castlehaven caused by Rev. Morritt’s tithe extraction. – 1823 Blamed notorious tithe extractor Rev. Morritt for fatal affray at Castlehaven, welcomed Petty Session Courts and urged abolition of Manor Courts. Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. listed 1843. Lord of Manor appointing Seneschals. Member Commission on Magistrates 1838. Member provisional Committee projected Bandon to Bantry Railway 1845. HIs life size statue in Rosscarbery Cathedral has an inscription how he founded schools in various parts of his estates, clothed the surrounding hills with trees and improved agriculture and the amelioration of his countrymen’. Carberys intermarried with O’Driscoll family.
Rev. Edward Herbert Kenny, 1799. Present at enquiry Skibbereen 1823 into enquiry into fatal affray at Castlehaven caused by Rev. Morritt’s tithe extraction. 1822 received £50 for distress in Kilmeen from Lord Liutenant. 1831, Ballineen 1835, 1835 Son of Rev. Dr. John Kenny, rector of Kilbrogan which he spent £3, 104 on, his father had married sister of Emmett Archbishop of Tuam. Family based in Bandon area. Subscriber at Kilmeen Glebe where he was rector for 43 years. Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. Rector of Durrus for 6 years built Rectory at at his own expense c 1830 occupied to mid 1960s. Edward Herbert Kenney 1793-1799, a Justice of the Peace 28th May 1799. He was later Rector Rosscarbery and his work in organising relief work (in the famine of 1822) and paying the workers in money or meal was praised by the Parish Priest for his ‘meritorious conduct’. Family buried at Ballymartle.
John Kingston, Curran, Myross, Skibbereen, 1822, mentioned in correspondence with Chief Secretary. Probably Earl KIngston, Glandore, 1822, aid from Lord Lieutenant for local distress £100. Possibly 1870 return, 1,383 acres.
Abraham Jagoe, Kinrath Cottage, probably signed anti Catholic petitions 1828 various Protestant Protest meetings. Attending Protestant Conservative Society meeting 1832. Anti-Repeal Meeting, Dunmanway 1845. Dunmanway, married to Dora Evanson daughter of Nathaniel Evanson JP, Four MIle Water Court, she died 1863. May be same as one above. Son John, rector Schull (received Lord Lieutenant aid for Schull distress 1822 £50). Married Miss Murphy of Newtown, Bantry.
Exploring the eclectic world of Richard White (1800-1868), Lord Berehaven later 2nd Earl of Bantry, Collector Grand Tourist Nobleman
Letter to the Earl of Bantry 1854, (criticising his conduct towards his tenants) or, A warning to English purchasers of the perils of the Irish Incumbered estates court; exemplified in the purchase by lord Charles Pelham Clinton, M.P., of two estates in the barony of Bere, county of Cork.
Probably the Magistrate referred to in Prendergast’s letter:
John O’Sullivan, Cametringane, Berehaven. Attending Great Meeting re Poor Law in 1840, Bantry. Married 1833 Mary Ann only daughter of Herbert Baldwin. Father of Herbert Baldwin O’Sullivan, JP 1863, Clonilla House, Macroom
Seneschal employed of Aged Otho O’Sullivan, Chief Driver:
‘Big’ Patrick O’Sullivan, Millcove: Castletownbere. Lord Bantry Estate appointed as Seneschal Not legally qualified. Parliamentary Report 1837, Eppi. Baronial collector since 1825 deputy Denis Murphy (Irish speaking) as collector. Seneschal of Altham, Mill Cove, Berehaven, Bantry and Donemark from 1843. 1841 organising voters from Beara in Conservative interest. Sitting as Grand Juror, Cork 1842, 1844, Cork County Agriculture Society Dinner 1842. Millcove. leased by Patrick O’Sullivan from the Earl of Bantry’s estate in 1852 when it was valued at £14. O’Sullivan worked as an agent for the White estate. A deeply unpopular Landlord local tradition has it that he used to blow his bugle outside the Church after Sunday Mass to summon his tenants to draw hay or turf or whatever other task he designated. 1856 Chairman Berehaven Board of Guardians.
The house has been demolished though traces of the stone work can still be seen in the gardens which are now part of an art gallery and sculpture display. He was agent for the Beara part of the Bantry estate working with receivers and banks to Lord Bantry while Augustus Payne from the Upton family operated the rest of the estate. His daughter Christina, who emigrated to the Unites States and became the matriarch of a very rich New York family, before ending her days sadly in a mental home. Died Peshwar India 1881 Edward O’Sulllivan, Queen’s Regiment, youngest son of Patrick O’Sullivan, Esq., Millove, Castletownbere, agent to Lord Bantry and Seneschal. Patrick O’Sullivan was nephew to Captain Paddy O’Sullivan of Faha also Agent to Lord Bantry whose sister was the mother of Peter McSweeney. 1857 Peter McSwiney, the last lineal descendant of the Mac Finin Dubh O’Sullivans (a 400 year old title), after his eviction from Dereen in Kenmare by the Lansdowne Estate, spent his last days in Ahakista Cottage. Patrick O’Sullivan, Lord Bantry’s Agent in Beara, Millcove Castletownbere, Agent to Lord Bantry brought the following to Cork 1841, to vote for Longfield/Leader in a Schooner, ‘Sophia’ via Adrigole and Bantry. Longfield paid expenses. Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Murtagh O’Sullivan, Daniel Florence O’Sullivan, Daniel Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Timothy O’Sullivan, Roger O’Sullivan, Timothy O’Sullivan, Simms (Protestant), Denis O’Sullivan, From Adrigole, Daniel Murphy (his deputy Irish speaking), Richard O’Sullivan (Protestant), Daniel Michael O’Sullivan, James Neill, William Murphy, Murtagh Kelly.
Note from the southern report from the Cork Commercial Courier dated the 29th September.
1832: The Reverend Messrs. Quin and Kelleher, the Roman Catholic Clergy of Muintervara, West Cork, were arrested on Saturday, the 15th September or having attended at a Tithe meeting. Bail was immediately procured in the person of Richard O’Donovan Esq, the Chairman of the late Anti-Tithe meeting in the Parish and Timothy O’Donovan Esq at Ardahill, Kilcrohane.
Rev Richard Quinn P.P. 1818-1849, Incardated from Dioceses of Cashel, commenced registration of births and marriages, built church at Ahakista 1828 and Kilcrohane 1820. One of a number of priests assigned to Cork from tipperary including Fathers Dore, Caheragh, Ryan Drimoleague and Doheny Dunmanway all reformers adn politically active. List of names who subscribed to church in 1826 included a major contribution from Lord Carbery and various members of the Evanson/Beamish families. Involved in famine relief in 1822 with the Earl of Bantry…
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