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William Penn 1644-1718

  Timeline: 1644-1718 Go>to>Source>:  http://www.ushistory.org/penn/timeline.htm 1644 : Baptized at All Hallows Church, London Macroom: Situated on the N22 midway between Cork City and Killarney is Macroom. The Gateway and tower are all that remain of Macroom Castle, which was granted to Admiral William Penn, (father of the founder of Pennsylvania U.S.A.) by Cromwell. Go>to>Source>:  http://www.macroom.ie/tourism_hist.htm October 1660 Enters Christ Read more [...]

George D Kelleher

Brief Biography of George D. Kelleher George D Kelleher was born beside the River Lee where his home overlooked the ruins of the Royal Powder Mills in Ballincollig. During his early education at Presentation College, Cork, he showed a marked interest in political history. His subsequent career in commerce and industry gave this a new direction towards industrial archaeology and he embarked upon a history of the Ballincollig powder mills under Professor John A. Murphy at University College, Read more [...]

Boxer Mick Leahy

British Middleweight title   Mick Leahy   1935-2010   Boxer and Corkman Mick Leahy, battled his biggest foe of all - Alzheimers for many years. He died 2010-01-05. the Ex-Boxer's Association members attended a memorial Mass on Saturday 23rd April 2010 in SS Peter and Paul’s Church at 1230 and from they went to Bishop Lucey Park to place a wreath under the Mick Leahy plaque.  His ambition had begun back in Ireland when he and a friend Read more [...]