Stories list


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

Massrock of Lisadisson

Vonnie Fallon tells us of local traditions relating to Penal times and the Mass Rock of Lissadisson.


The History of Templeavalley

Vonnie Fallon reads the history of Templeavalley from her recent book on the history of Tang.


The History of Ardnacrany

Voniie Fallons reads the history of Ardncraney from the Annals of Westmeath.