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The Boxers Prayer

I ask you not for victory For somehow that seems wrong But only for protection And courage to be strong Strength not to conquer But just that I fight well And prove myself a sportsman At the final bell   I ask you Christ of suffering That should I suffer pain I'll offer it for all my sins So that it won’t be in vain And if perhaps he cuts me And the bright red blood I see I ask that I remember “The blood you shed for me.   The Read more [...]

The Lonely Penrose Quay

That lonely place on Penrose Quay, Where many a tear was shed; Cork's finest sons and daughters wept, Cork's youth was then being bled; A ship was waiting on the shore, To take them all away; To London, Coventry, Birmingham, New York and Botany Bay. Like the wild geese they had to go, To save those left behind; The pride of Cork were leaving us, The gentle and the kind; They worked in foundries, building sites, and slaved in coalmines too; sweat and toiled in hotel Read more [...]

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 [...]