Stories list


Trinity Well

A Holy Well 1.5 km West of Newmarket.  It is said that Malacky Oge McAuliffe (the prophet) fell asleep here and awoke with the gift of prophesy.


Tobar na Clocha Dearga

A Holy Well near the source of the Dalua associated with Meidhleann.


Castle on the Mount

The exact location of the third McAuliffe castle is unknown but it stood on the Demesne lands of Newmarket Court, now known as the James O'Keeffe Institute



One of two townlands in Clanaulie which contains the clan name as a placename element. According to the Annals of the Four Masters in 1535 the McAuliffe's won a major battle here in which the Lord of Claonglas was killed.


Space Shuttle Disaster

Christa McAuliffe lost her life when the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 Secs. after lift off on the 28th January 1986.  The McAuliffe Crater on the Moon was named after her as well as the asteroid 3352 McAuliffe.  The Soviet Union also named a crater on Venus in  her memory.


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.