Stories list


Jeremiah Murphy & the Peter Robinson Settlement to Ontario, Canada in 1825

Although I have known for many years that my great-great-grandfather, Jeremiah Murphy, emigrated from Kilshannig parish, near Mallow, Cork as part of the Peter Robinson settlement in 1825 to pioneer a homestead on west 1/2 Lot 19, Con.


Cumann na mBan Award

Molly McLoughlin Coughlan 1897-1939


Cry of the Curlew by Tommy Mooney

Tommy Mooney's first book Cry of the Curlew is a classic example of high quality local history.


My great great grandfather Andrew Carey shot in 1920

My name is Jack. My family story is about my great great grandfather Andrew/Gala Carey from Kilmurry Co. Limerick.


My great great grandfather John Maher died in the Battle of the Somme in 1916

My name is Alice and my family story is about John Maher from Graffon in Co. Tipperary. John was a private in the Royal Irish Regiment and died in the Battle of the Somme in July 1916 in a little village called Bazentin-le-Petit.


Sylvester Dempsey fought in 1798

I asked Pat Murphy had he any stories about the Decade of Commemoration. He said he had a story about his great great grandfather - was it a problem that he fought in 1798?


John Hennessy remembers the Healy Brothers of Duhallow, Cork

John Hennessy recounts the story of his uncles, Mike and Jack Healy of Duhallow who took part in the raid on Kilmallock barracks.

Toomey (2010) gives a detailed account of a raid on Kilmallock Barracks on the night of Thursday 27 May 1920.




Was Jim Danny a blacksmith?

Jim Lane talks about Jim Danny (Ryan), of Boherard, and his skill in ironworking.

“It’s riveted because if you go back to those years John.


RC Church

"Where dwellest thou rabbi – here I am”, these words are inscribed on the grave of Canon Sheehan of Doneraile who died on Rosary Sunday Oct  5th 1913 thus bringing to a close  the mortal life of a literary colossus, an intellectual, a caring pastor and a true nationalist