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Skibbereen Heritage

Skibbereen Heritage Centre Old Gas Works, Upper Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland. Telephone:(353) 28 40900   Web:   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 [...]

Cork Genealogical Society

Cork Genealogical Society Web: 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 [...]

Bere Island Historical Society

Bere Island Historical Society Telephone: +353[0]27 75956 E-Mail: Web:   The Old School building was originally built in 1857; it burnt down in 1979 and was then replaced by the modern National School. The Old School committee renovated the building and re-opened it as a Heritage Centre in August 2009. The Exhibition hosts a wealth of information on the story and history of Bere Island. Sit and relax Read more [...]

Aubane Historical Society

This Society was founded by a number of local people in Aubane in 1985. It aims to contribute to the growing body of local history publications being produced across the country. It concentrates on the local Aubane and Millstreet area as well as North Cork generally. It seeks to make available original and firsthand accounts of various aspects of our history. We rely on our own resources but we appreciate any support and are particularly grateful to Integrated Rural Development (IRD) Read more [...]