1919 Wanted, A respectable Country Girl Must be A good Worker, Able to Milk, Bake, Wages £18 to Suitable Girl, West Cork Girl Preferred. Apply Mrs. Ross, Glounthane, Co. Cork.


1919 Wanted, A respectable Country Girl Must be A good Worker, Able to Milk, Bake, Wages £18 to Suitable Girl, West Cork Girl Preferred. Apply Mrs. Ross, Glounthane, Co. Cork.

It might be fanciful but the preference might reflect the strong work ethic of West Cork people of all religions.

Interesting she advertised in the Skibbereen Eagle not the Cork Examiner.

Interestingly looking at Agricultural Shows in West Cork many of the exhibitors are Protestants who migrated to the greater Cork Harbour area or East Cork are for better land and more opportunity but many years later still exhibit in their home place Agricultural Shows.

Looking at the Ross family like that Mrs Sarah Ross, nee Stanley in 1901 and 1911 census she and Husband Michael are bi lingual suggesting that the greater Kinsale area 1850 was bi lingual

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The ‘Southern Star’, the ‘Skibbereen Eagle’ and the coverage of the death and funeral of O’Donovan Rossa


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download Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa (1834-1915) (Source: http://www.westcorkpeople.ie/the-history-corner/the-legacy-of-odonovan-rossa/)

This weekend saw the first state commemoration of the 2016 Centenary Commemorations – the commemoration of the centenary of the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, on 1 August 1915. The funeral – and perhaps more importantly the panegyric delivered at his graveside by Patrick Pearse, which is seen as kickstarting the new iteration of the IRB, and paving the way for Easter Rising – was the largest seen in Dublin since that of Parnell in 1891. Yet what of the coverage of the death and funeral of this persona, this connection with founders of the IRB, and in particular in his home region of West Cork? What does this tell us of how O’Donovan Rossa was viewed – albeit posthumously – amongst his people? And what does it tell us about the newspapers in his home region during a period…

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1857, Funeral of Dr. Jeremiah (Jerrie) Crowley, Apothecary Hero of the Famine in Skibbereen


1857, Funeral of Dr. Jeremiah (Jerrie) Crowley, Apothecary Hero of the Famine in Skibbereen

From extracts of the Recollections of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, 19165 Skibbereen Eagle,

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The death is in fact in 1857:

827, 1846, died 1857 Jeremiah/Jer/Jerry Crowley Apothecary, Accoucheur (Obstetrician) ALH, Apothecary to Dispensary, Union, Medical attendant to Constabulry North St Slater’s Directory 1846. Brother James d 1843 of TB. (CC 21/12/1843) – ADDRESS TO ALEXANDER O DRISCOLL, J.P., SKIBBEREEN 1843 [following his dismissal as a Magistrate] Phoenix Society later Fenains founded in his house, now Cahalane’s hairdressing saloon North St, present were Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, Mortimer Downing, Jeremiah Crowley, Morty Moynihann, Daniel McCartie Buried Skibbereen

HIs brother James:

1800, 1807,1824 James Crowley/O’Crowley Apothecary. North-st.Often described as doctor. Pigot’s directory 1824. 1807 marriage settlement witness Patrick Donovan, mariner, Glandore his son Daniel marrying Mary oldest daughter of Jeemiah Crowley shopkeeper. Married Sarah Evans, Lissangle, 1810. Probably of Ballyourane, Caheragh family major farmers. Brother of ‘Dr’ Jerry Crowley, apothecary. Gosnells apothecaries in Cork reputed to be fro Schull/Skibbereen area show in Crowley DNA matches In numerous deeds describes as doctor deeds with Jeremiah O’Crowley Witness 1821 O’Driscoll annuity/deed of lands at Caheragh/Creagh

His nephew Patrick Sheehy, Solicitor:

Died 1940 Patrick Sheehy Solicitor to UDC 1895 Funeral of Bantry Solicitor Daniel O’Donovan aged 26. Attending 1917 funeral of Michael Beechinor Collins, JP, Manager 1897-1917 in Skibbereen of Cork and Kerry Central Creamery. 1938 Funeral of Edwin Angus Swanton, Major Draper, Skibbereen. 1938, attending Funeral of Father John Sheehy, (1892-1938), Curate. Courtmacsherry, of the Prominent Skibbereen Family, his Father County Councillor, One Time TD, Mass Celebrated by 100 Priests, Telegrams, Mass Cards.

From Canada:

I particularly appreciate the part of the story where the funeral rites went a bit ecumenical. My Irish family were mostly Protestants – at least nominally (I have found several intermarriages). In Canada those religious “fences” had gates put into them depending on circumstances. And in remote. isolated communities “Neighbour” sometimes outranked theological sorting labels- if one reads the fine lines in those old documents. 

It’s decent to see that happening in the fields and churchyards of their homelands too. Ours is far too divisive a world – usually for political and material gains. 

Laying a hero to rest deserves unity in more than the felt griefs- and consoling to see the faces gathered on the same side of the fences.

Nourishing-Stimulating Allman, Dowden &Co. Bandon Specialist stout. Brewed from Home-Made Malt & Hops only. 1912 Carbery Agricultural Show. Lord Bandon Fondness for Clonakilty Wrestler Stout


Nourishing-Stimulating Allman, Dowden &Co. Bandon Specialist stout. Brewed from Home-Made Malt & Hops only. 1912 Carbery Agricultural Show. Lord Bandon Fondness for Clonakilty Wrestler Stout

Lord Bandon was kidnapped and held hostage for three weeks being released on 12 July. The IRA threatened to have him executed if the British went ahead with executing IRA prisoners. During his captivity, Bandon reportedly coolly played cards with his captors, who seem to have treated him fairly well. Reportedly, Lord Bandon would give one of his captors, Daniel (Dan) O’Leary (also known an Leabhair, Irish for ‘Book’, based on the fact he was so well read), money each day for Leabhair to travel from the house in Kilcolman townland, to Slatterys pub in Ahiohill to purchase Clonakilty Wrastler (a local beer).

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vdbgeq7Pjr8zCEyB8lgqeTVIt-Wga2kukanIbatS5EE/edit

1912 Carbery Agricultural Show

1843-1954 West Cork Agricultural Societies and Shows.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yoNjmDNQKT_pk3nvlCsT72YWYoDENcs–uaJxh2ber8/edit

1838. A Well Constructed and safe Corn Store at Farranmanagh, Kilcrohane, West Cork  in Choice Good Corn Country.  3 Lofts Equal to Stowing 400 – 500 Hundred Barrels of Corn, beside a safe Flagged Floor, each of which are Aired with 12 Windows.  On the Upper Loft A First rate Teackle or Machine also 1st Floor a Machine for Screening Corn.  Henry Richard (Henry R.) Marmion, (1816-1896).  Family early involvement in Shipping and Grain Stores.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rLEHCCFRJz4t-9-PoFikjuIYmd2Z4v3XXnwu0Dwl9oQ/edit

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1838. A Well Constructed and safe Corn Store at Farranmanagh, Kilcrohane, West Cork  in Choice Good Corn Country.  3 Lofts Equal to Stowing 400 – 500 Hundred Barrels of Corn, beside a safe Flagged Floor, each of which are Aired with 12 Windows.  On the Upper Loft A First rate Teackle or Machine also 1st Floor a Machine for Screening Corn.  Henry Richard (Henry R.) Marmion, (1816-1896).  Family early involvement in Shipping and Grain Stores.

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Kilcrohane, Townlands:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gRZeeg2vH6XScFY10Mv12xks6JO0WlTUlGutbBLxhVI/edit

Probably built after 1800:

Looking at this deed it seems the Dunmanway O’Sullivan, Bridgemount. Farranamanagh to Thomas Becher, Sherkin Island. Daniel O’Sullivan Esq., Dunmanway “530 222 347843 1800 Aug 26 Release SULLIVAN Daniel Farmer Farranmannagh, Co Cork mentioned 28 Aug 1800 A leased to B, the lands of Farranmannagh, Barony of W Carbery, for 3 lives RonPrice H 2/8/18 0:00 119530 222 347843 1800 Aug 26 Release SULLIVAN Timothy son of Daniel Sullivan [H]; aged about 10 yrs life 28 Aug 1800 A leased to B, the lands of Farranmannagh, Barony of W Carbery, for 3 lives RonPrice G 2/8/18 0:00

1895, 1912. Church of Ireland Diocesan Board of Education Examination Results, West Cork.


Church of Ireland Diocesan Board of Education Examination Results, West Cork.

Like a mini census of Church of Ireland children. Some of the schools have been closed or amalgamated.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MRm-AdzXzZT-EA9sM_9WWQI0RVb3pymatTC2qEUXn6Q/edit

1895 Church of Ireland Diocesan Board of Education Examination Results, West Cork.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1evuylzr3_1f0GFHgDXCvEZvskuSE20XSYp3Ie1uoiwk/edit

1905. Cork Junction Railway Bill.  Requisition to the Right Honourable The Earl of Bandon K.P., to Call a meeting for the purpose of Approving the Cork Junctions Railway Bill.


1905. Cork Junction Railway Bill.  Requisition to the Right Honourable The Earl of Bandon K.P., to Call a meeting for the purpose of Approving the Cork Junctions Railway Bill.

The West Cork railway system waqs centred on the Cork Bandon and South Coast railway in Albert Quay Cork. An unconnected narrows gauge line connected Skibbereen to Schull. The system was extensive and not connected to the Iris rail System. The purpose of the Bill was to link both systems over two bridges over the River lee. Even the the West Cork system close c 1959 the connection was extensively used Adan the West Cork yards were used for the likes of fertiliser storage.

Most of the leading figures in West Cork are listed, political business and professional.

1951 Walter McGrath railway historian in the development of the system:

https://wordpress.com/post/durrushistory.com/39481

1849.  Commencement of Cork Bandon Railway with The Bandon-Ballinhassig stretch operations with two engines, Rith Tinneadh (Speeding Fire) and Sighe Goithe (Whirlwind)

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1877 the Cork Examiner report July 1877 of the opening of the Skibbereen railway reported that it was financed by a Cork Grand Jury Baronial advance of £53,000 at 5%, a Treasury loan of £40,000 and that a significant proportion of that  was expended on the Parliamentary process to enable an authorising Act in London.  The solicitors involved in London,  Norton Rose still extant.

https://wordpress.com/post/durrushistory.com/37554

1845 Lord Bandon Calling on British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel, at Downing St., London to Fix Bantry as Packet Station for America and the West Indies. 1845 Abandonment of Plan to Bring Railway to Berehaven.

https://wordpress.com/post/durrushistory.com/37467

1923 Appointment of Peace Commissioners Cork City and County.   Ignatious O’Brien (Baron Shandon) former Lord Chancellor approval of Free State Government Abolition of Magistrates.  Bram Stoker The duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland


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This was part of the radical overhaul of the Irish Justice system post Independence ebay the Free State Government.

They abolished the Magistrates who still sit in Northern Ireland,  This was praised by the former Lord Chancellor Ignatious O’Brien, (Baron Shandon 1857-1930).

When the lord chancellor, Redmond John Barry, retired in 1913 O’Brien was appointed to the vacant post. While he was a hard worker he was neither diplomatic nor forceful enough to be truly effective, and was notorious for his long-winded and self-important judgments. His judicial philosophy favoured sweeping aside precedent and technicalities in favour of substantive justice as he saw it; hence he was on good terms with Peter O’Brien (qv), though he disapproved of his politics, and at odds with Christopher Palles (qv), though he acknowledged Palles’s eminence as a jurist. He greatly enjoyed the social side of his office and the ceremonies and amusements of the viceregal court.

O’Brien was nearly ousted as lord chancellor in 1915 in favour of James Campbell (qv) by the first coalition government – his removal was also sought by T. M. Healy and William O’Brien (qv) (1852–1928) – but was retained after a public outcry orchestrated by the Redmondites, which threatened to affect American public opinion.

He expressed guarded optimism for the future of the Irish Free State, and admired the government of W. T. Cosgrave (qv), praising such decisions as the replacement of JPs by paid district justices and the creation of an unarmed police force. He emerges from its pages as a sensitive and somewhat neurotic meritocrat, haunted at the sufferings inflicted by inefficiency, and believing that the great fault of British administration of Ireland under the union was not so much brutality as stupidity.

The reminiscences of Ignatius O’Brien, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, 1913-18

A life in Cork, Dublin and Westminster

Daire Hogan & Patrick Maume, editors

Hardback €49.50

Catalogue Price: €55.00

ISBN: 978-1-84682-871-3

September 2021. 330pp; ills.

Ignatius O’Brien was the youngest son of a struggling Cork business family. After somewhat unhappy experiences at a Cork Vincentian school and the Catholic University of Ireland, he studied to become a barrister while supporting himself as a reporter on Dublin newspapers. Over time he built up a reputation in property and commercial law, and an ultimately successful career led to him being appointed a law officer and later lord chancellor under the post-1906 Liberal governments. 

Bram Stoker apart from writing, Dracula  was a qualified Barrister and spent 12 years as a Civil Servant in Dublin Castle.  When he resigned he was Inspector of Petty Session Clerks.  His guide “The duties of clerks of petty sessions in Ireland’  was used in the Irish District Courts until the mid 1930s

Peace Commissioners

Introduction

Peace Commissioners are appointed (and may be removed from that appointment) by the Minister for Justice under Section 88 of the Courts of Justice Act 1924. The powers and duties of Peace Commissioners consist primarily of:

  • Taking statutory declarations
  • Witnessing signatures on documents if required by various authorities
  • Signing certificates and orders under various Acts

The Courts of Justice Act 1924 gives Peace Commissioners the power to issue summons and warrants. These powers are less frequently used these days. Applications for search warrants should be made to the local District Court.

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1923 Appointment of Peace Commissioners Cork City and County.   Ignatious O’Brien (Baron Shandon) former Lord Chancellor approval of Free State Government Abolition of Magistrates.  Bram Stoker The duties of clerks of petty sessions in Ireland

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