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Denis Horgan

Denis Horgan was born in Fermoyle Banteer on May 18th 1871 and died in June 1922. He was a champion Irish athlete and weight thrower. During his career he won over 42 titles for the shot put including the Triple A Shot put championship thirteen times.

 

Dr Pat O'Callaghan

Dr Pat O'Callaghan won the gold medal at the Olympic Games for hammer throwing in Amsterdam in 1928 and in Los Angeles in 1932.  He was born in 1905 in Derryconnell, Duhallow.

 

Danny Morey's Castle

The history of the Danny Morey's castle which is marked and named on the first edition 1840's Ordnance Survey map.

 

A visit to Fuges

The tide was low enough this morning to walk below the rocks between Curragh and Ballyquinn beach. I took the opportunity to stroll over and have a look at Fuges house in Glencorran.

 

Family memories 100 years later

John Maher's grandson, Dan Tierney, tells us the stories he heard about John as a child in Templemore.

 

Nora Herlihy Credit Union Founder

Nora Herlihy was a founder member of the Irish League of Credit Unions. She was born in Ballydesmond on the Cork – Kerry border in the year 1910 and was one of a family of 12 children.

 

Mount Hillary from below

Donie O'Sullivan and Jerry O'Keefe toured Lombardstown and Mount Hillary a sunny day in October. This video points out some of the key features of Mount Hillary from below. We see the location of the Holy Cross, Danny Moreys castle and the highest point.

 

 

 

The Hillary Crosses

Donie O'Sullivan tells us the history of the 20th century crosses erected on Mount Hillary. Tractors, generators, teak and lightning are all mentioned.

 

Blackberries September 2013

As we picked blackberries in the boreen which runs from Curragh to Ballynamertinagh townland Julianna remembered and recited part of a poem which she learned in school during the week. When we got home Julianna recorded the poem to add to the photographs taken on our walk.

 

John Maher's Army Career

Originlly from a small community in Tipperary Ireland, John Maher ended up fighting in the battlefields of the Somme. This story tells us how he got there and what became of him and his comrades.

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