Research by the academics from Maryland University, Professor Stephen Brighton and his PhD student Drew Webster, tells us that two families lived in the ‘McCarthy homestead’ near Baltimore where the archaeology dig has been taking place. The McCarthy family, who built the structure, lived there from c. 1860 to 1911, and the Lordan family who […]
Story about apples trees in home place Co Offaly
This building was once the site of the Provincial Bank of Ireland and its manager in the 1840s, JW Clerke, was very active in Famine relief as was his father before him, Dr St John Clerke, a medical doctor during the 1822 famine in Skibbereen. JW Clerke was a the treasurer of the Skibbereen Committee […]
Great grandmother’s first cousins, 6 brothers & 2 sisters involved in ‘the war’.
The 17th century was an extremely turbulent time in Ireland. Post the Battle of Kinsale in 1601, resentment festered amongst the Gaelic Irish until a rebellion followed in 1641. The infamous witness statements of the Protestant settlers, the 1641 Depositions, recorded massacres and outrages against them by their native neighbours over the following year. Thousands […]
Account of prison life of captured IRA Volunteer through letters home
Story of the Kilmichael Ambush
Multiple stories from a Methodist family perspective: house burnings, raids by IRA, saving a Rep. on the run, finding love during the Lusitania disaster, shooting a donkey in error and much more ….
Several stories about period: house burnings, an ‘informer’ on the run, place where bodies are reputed to be buried by IRA and mischief against neighbour
Story of saving an IRA man from the Black and Tans
Three Lakes ambush and other stories, including one of the Spanish Flu.
The story of of the Battle of Jutland and a local casualty of World War 1
G-Grandfather was an IRA Volunteer
Royal Navy man’s experiences of World War 1