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What's in a name?

John McCormack explains how one fellow can have a number of names in Ireland.

 

Some McCormack of Tonlegee grave plots in Noughaval

John McCormack talks about three grave plots in Noughaval of the McCormacks of Tonlegee and the interesting effects of an oak and lead-lined coffin.

 

Noughaval Graveayard Soundscape March 2014

A five minute recording of the Tang community group recording the graveyard in late March 2014.

 

Clues to the 1798 Rebellion in Mountmellick

The 1798 Rebellion was a significant uprising in Ireland and a casual google search does not find much evidence for activity in Laois/Queen’s County. However, the monument on Wolfe Tone St.

 

An unusual view of Newmarket town

Visited by Fidelma Mullane the 2-storey dwelling (with turret) on the right at the top of the hill served as a Secondary School between 1945 and 1954 when the school was moved to the local Protestant Church – Christ Trinity.  A man known as “Fire and Lights’ once lived in the house that is now o

 

Tom Jack Radley tells us something of running a forge in Millstreet in the 1970s

Séan Radley recorded an interview with his uncle Tom Jack Radley in his forge on Main Street Millstreet in the 1970s.

 

Site of Castle McAuliffe

The site of the principal seat of the McAuliffe Clan, it stood on an elevation over the Dalua River valley. The ancestral lands of the McAuliffe clan were located in the NW corner of county Cork.

 

Carrickcastle

Another McAuliffe castle of which only the site remains. The ancestral lands of the McAuliffe clan were located in the NW corner of county Cork.

 

The ancestral lands of the McAuliffe clan

The ancestral lands of the McAuliffe clan in the NW corner of county Cork.

 

Meidhleann Cave

According to a local legend Meidhleann was the daughter of a McAuliffe chieftain who was spirited away to the cave on her wedding night by a fairy.  She was later rescued by her husband.  The cave is a shallow depression in an outcrop of rock on a steep slope over the Dalua river.  She is also r

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