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Cork Masons & Bricklayers Historical Society

A Gurranabraher stonemason is seeking to restore a rare marching banner, which was used in Cork’s Monster Meetings almost 170 years ago. For the last four years, Jim Fahy has been fundraising to restore the 10ft by 10ft banner, which belonged to the Cork Operative Society of Masons and Bricklayers, and was used in Daniel O’Connell’s campaign for repeal of the Act of Union in 1843. The bannerdepicts the Cork coat of arms on the front, flanked by two Victorian masons. On the back it shows Read more [...]

Skibbereen Heritage

Skibbereen Heritage Centre Old Gas Works, Upper Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland. Telephone:(353) 28 40900   E-mail:info@skibbheritage.com   Web: www.skibbheritage.com   History of Skibbereen Prior to 1600 most of the land belonged to the native McCarthy tribe - today McCarthy remains the town's most common surname. The town charter dates back to 1657 and a copy can be seen in the town council Chambers. In the early 1800's an Read more [...]

Irish Volunteers Commemorative Society

Irish Volunteers Commemorative Society 1913-1922 E-Mail:info@irishvolunteers.org Web: http://irishvolunteers.org/history-of-the-irish-volunteers   Welcome to the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation. We are an organisation which promotes and preserves the history of the Irish Volunteers (1913-1922). The I.V.C.O. is a non-political, non-profit organisation. Donations are gratefully accepted in order to help meet our running costs. Donations need not be money, but please Read more [...]

Cork Genealogical Society

Cork Genealogical Society Web: http://www.corkgenealogicalsociety.com Contact: Olive Coleman, 22 Elm Drive, Shamrock Lawn, Douglas, Cork, Rep. of Ireland.   Cork Genealogical Societycame into being at an inaugural meeting on 15th March 1994, when a few enthusiasts promoted the idea and attracted over 50 people to the first meeting. Since then we have met on the second Tuesday of each month in at 8pm, with a speaker at each meeting followed by a discussion. Meetings 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 [...]