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SKELETONS IN YOUGHAL, COUNTY CORK, IRELAND: ONE UNDER THE FLOOR, ANOTHER IN THE OUTDOOR LOO

July 31, 2014

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A VIEW OVERLOOKING YOUGHAL TO COUNTY WATERFORD (TAKEN IN 1985 FROM THE BOREEN AT GRADDY’S, BETWEEN WINDMILL HILL AND HAYMAN’S HIIL. MY GREAT GREAT GRAND MOTHER WAS ELIZABETH GRADDY, WHOSE FAMILY OWNED THIS LAND.   SKELETONS IN YOUGHAL, ONE UNDER THE FLOOR, ANOTHER IN THE OUTDOOR LOO/THE WC! FRIAR STREET, YOUGHAL. IT WAS THE EARLY […]

CASTLES & TOWER HOUSES IN COUNTY CORK, IRELAND

July 20, 2014

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  KILGOBBIN TOWER HOUSE, ON THE BANKS OF THE BANDON RIVER. PRIOR TO CONSERVATION WORKS IN THE LAST FEW YEARS.  A MCCARTHY CLAN CASTLE. A 19TH CENTURY HOUSE ABUTS THE NORTH WALL. FARM BUILDINGS WERE BUILT AGAINST THE SOUTH AND WEST WALLING.           SHIPPOOL CASTLE, AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD […]

CIAN O’ SE DIED ON 11th January 2014. A SKILLED CAVER, FILM MAKER, PHOTOGRAPHER, WITH EXPERTISE IN HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY.

July 6, 2014

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I met Cian O Se, when the late film maker Helen Prout, asked me for advice for the Cork Film Archive. She had set up this group with Cian, and photographer/film maker Con McParland. Having assisted the CFA over the next few months, I realised that a film on the poor condition of the Royal […]