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By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
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Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Béal na mBláth — Béal na mBláth Ambush Site

Welcome to the Ambush Site at Beal na Blath, where General Michael Collins, "Commander-in-Chief" of The Irish Army, was assassinated on 22nd August 1922.

Michael Collins and his party left Cork City at approximately 6am that . . . — Map (db m139617) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Cobh — Bishop Roche Park/ Cove FortPáircan Easpaig De Róiste/Dún An Cóibh — Titanic Memorial Garden —
English: Cove Fort was built by Vice-Admiral Malcolm, the first Naval Commander of the Navy garrison in Cobh, in the mid 18th Century as a fortification for the garrison. The Fort comprised of a barracks, with 3 tiers of twenty four . . . — Map (db m85827) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Cobh — Old Church CemeteryTitanic Trail — Lusitania Victims Mass Graves —
This area has been a place of worship and burial from Celtic times to the present day. The great diversity of history and culture of Cobh is reflected on the many headstones and epitaphs of those interred here among them, Jack Doyle, Dr. James Roche . . . — Map (db m85823)
Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Cobh — S.S. Lusitania
The Cunard Liner, torpedoed and sunk by U Boat U20 off the Cork Coast on 7th May, 1915, With the loss of 1198 lives. Many survivors and dead were brought ashore here. 170 of the victims were buried in the nearby Clonmel (Old Church) Cemetery. . . . — Map (db m85818) HM WM
Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Enniskeane — First Meeting of Ból Chumann na hÉireann(Irish Road Bowling Association)

The first meeting held in Enniskeane on the 22nd Nov. 1954

'Let bowl playing flourish for future generations' — Map (db m139612) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kilbrittain — Kilbrittain Castle

Kilbrittain Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland. The Castle is said to date from 1035 where the original fortress was thought to have been built by Mahon, grandson of Brian Boru. It has been occupied by Irish . . . — Map (db m139602) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kilbrittain — The Book of Lismore

THE BOOK OF LISMORE. It is believed that the Book of Lismore was compiled in the 15th Century to commemorate the marriage of the Gaelic lord Finghin Mac Cárthaigh Riabhach, of Kilbrittain Castle, to Caitilín, daughter of the . . . — Map (db m139606) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kilgarvan — Annie Moore Statue
Annie Moore and her brothers Anthony and Philip embarked from this town on 20 December, 1891 on the S.S. Nevada. Annie was the first person to be admitted to the United States of America through the new immigration centre at Ellis Island, New York . . . — Map (db m85821) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Killumney — Bride Park CottageBirthplace of Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
C.S.A.

BRIDE PARK COTTAGE

BIRTHPLACE OF

MAJOR GENERAL PATRICK RONAYNE CLEBURNE

Confederate States of America

Born March 17, 1828 Killed Nov. 30, 1864

BATTLE OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE

Erected by Cleburne's Brigade . . . — Map (db m85650) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — 4 — Caisleán Deasúnaigh / Desmond CastleCeann t-Sáile Baile Stairiúil / Kinsale Historic Town

Thóg Maurice Bacach Fitzgerald, larla Dheasmhumhan Caisleán Deasmhumhan c. 1500. Sampla maith de theach túir uirbeach, is éard atá sa chaisleán ná daingean le tithe stórais ar cúl agus oifigí tí ar an gcéad agus ar an dara hurlár. . . . — Map (db m137073) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — 5 — Eaglais Eoin Naofa / St. Johns Parish ChurchCeann t-Sáile Baile Stairiúil / Kinsale Historic Town

Sna 1830'aidí, ag deireadh ré na bPéindlíthe, tógadh Séipéal Eoin Baiste, in áit foirgneamh díon tuí a bhí níos lú. Dhear an Bráthair Michael Augustine O'Riordan an stíl clasaiceach atá air agus dhear sé roinnt séipéal eile i gCorcaigh . . . — Map (db m137067) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — 6 — Múseum / MuseumCeann t-Sáile Baile Stairiúil / Kinsale Historic Town

Múseum (Teach na Cúirte)

Teach na Cúirte atá anois air ach be é Teach an Mhargaidh é ar dtús, croilár tráchtála an bhaile áit a mbítí ag trádáil sna háirsí ar urlár na talún. Tógadh é thart ar 1600. Dúnadh roinnt de na háirsí i . . . — Map (db m137111) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — Blue Haven Old Fish Market Wall Restoration

We recently completed the restoration of the Old Kinsale Fish [M]arket wall adjoining the Blue Have[n] Hotel which now forms the entrance to the Blue Haven Bar and surrounding areas. The Blue Haven Hotel is built on the site of the Old Fish . . . — Map (db m137173) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — 12 — Crann Seoil / 1601 Galleon Mast

I 1588 shocraigh Philip III, i ndiaidh theip Armáid na Spáinne agus scrios phéire eile i stoirmeacha i mblianta deiridh Philip II, go dtabharfadh sé tacaíocht dhíreach do lucht éirí amach na hÉireann a bhí ag troid Shasana le súil agus . . . — Map (db m137476) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — 16 — Dún Cathal / Charles Fort

Tógadh Rinn Chorráin déanach sa 17ú céad ar shuíomh dhaingniú chósta níos luaithe. Is sampla claisiceach é de dhún réaltógach. Tá Rinn Chorráin ar cheann de na dúin mhíleata is mó sa tír agus tá ceangal aige le cuid de na heachtraí is . . . — Map (db m137242) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — 15 — Dún Shéamais / James Fort

Tar éis Chath Chionn tSáile thosaigh obair thógála ar An Seandaingean i 1602 faoi stiúrthóireacht an Innealtóra Paul Ive. Críochnaíodh é i 1604 ar chostas £645. Is dún mór, urdhúnta, peinteagánach, é An Seandaingean agus é taobh istigh . . . — Map (db m137244) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — 1 — Eaglais Multose Naofa / St. Multose Church

Timpeall 1200 thóg na Normannaigh Teampall Mheilteog ar shuíomh an aireagail 6ú aoise agus níl mórán athrú déanta air, agus é ina ionad adhartha ag Críostaithe sa mbaile ó shin. Tá túr suntasach ann agus roinnt fuinneoga daite agus . . . — Map (db m137360) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — Fish Shed / Bothán na nÉisc

The restored Fish Shed (using recycled material) is a living link with Kinsale's thriving fishing industry of old. Hundreds of Kinsale hookers, small inshore craft with 3 man crew, were joined by fleets from other parts of Ireland, the Isle of . . . — Map (db m137269) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — KinsaleWith the Villages of Cove and Scilly — 1846 —

Kinsale is a sea-port, parliamentary borough, and market town, in the parishes of Saint Multose and Ringcurran barony of Kinsale, County of Cork, 172 miles s.w. from Dublin, 12½ s. and 11 e.s.e. from Bandon; eligibly situated near the . . . — Map (db m137282) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — Kinsale - A Walled Town

there were four walled towns in county cork: cork city, youghal, bandon and kinsale. as with walled towns all over europe in the middle ages, the purpose was to provide security against attack and to create a commercial and political entity. in . . . — Map (db m137145) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — Kinsale Town WallKinsale Tidy Towns 2014 — 3 Year 1601 Wall Town Project —

History: Kinsale Town Wall

In the year 1381, King Richard II of England declared that the town of Kinsale being situated on the sea shore and of late having recieved [sic] insult and attack from Spanish and Irish enemies and . . . — Map (db m137118) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — Kinsale-Cionn TSáile and Antibes-Juan Les Pins Twinning

Restaurant D'Antibes dedicated to the formal twinning between Kinsale-Cionn TSáile and Antibes-Juan Les Pins Signed by Cllr. Michael Frawley Chairman of Kinsale U.D.C. and M. Pierre Merli, Mayor of Antibes-Juan Les Pins on 28th of . . . — Map (db m137170) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — Lost Seafarers Memorial
In memory of all lost seafarers from the port of Kinsale

Kinsale Hooker 19th c. Fishing vessel

His hooker's in the Scilly Van when seines are in the foam but money never made the man nor wealth a happy home. So, . . . — Map (db m137497) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — Lt Michael P Murphy

In memory of US Navy Seal Lt Michael P Murphy Medal of Honor

Commissioned 04/18/2015Map (db m137167) WM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — Nautical Artefacts at Kinsale Museum

The Kinsale Tidy Towns project for 2018 was for the erection of this sign which details a number of nautical items which are stored here at the back of the Museum (see photos No's 1,2 & 3). It entailed some restoration work on some of the . . . — Map (db m137116) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — Peter Barry
Peter Barry arrived in Kinsale in 1963 and settled in Scilly where he made his home. In those early years he operated and developed Scilly's unique Spaniard Pub and the Man Friday restaurant, and later the Grey Hound Bar in Market Place.

Peter . . . — Map (db m137075) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — Seafarers Memorial

Erected to the memory of all seafarers from Kinsale and District who lost their lives at sea — Map (db m137529) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — The History of The Tumble Cart

Up to this time, William Smith & Sons had relied almost entirely on the increasing trade in sweepers, scrapers, spare parts and brushes. The range of machines available had been frequently updated and fifteen types of sweepers were now being . . . — Map (db m137148) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — The James O'Neill Memorial Building

Dedicated to the memory of James O'Neill 1850 to 1922

Local Businessman and Merchant

Member of Cork County Council 1899 - 1920 — Map (db m137339) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — The Pauper's Well / Tobar na mbocht

In the days when Kinsale was a great maritime centre it was an important port of call for fresh water. It was known in Irish as Fan na dTubraid, the Slope of the Springs/Wells and there were many public and private wells in the town. Some were . . . — Map (db m137271) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — The Town Pound

The Town Pound was an essential part of the administration of the old town, located near the Market House, the Potato Market and the Broadstone. It had replaced the Old Pound at the top of Barrack Street and was for the care of stray livestock, . . . — Map (db m137294) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Kinsale — The White House

This plaque commemorates the official opening of the refurbished premises by The Honourable Patrick J. Kennedy, Member of Congress, Rhode Island, USA.

14th. April, 1998.Map (db m137169) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Macroom — ~ The Family ~Spirit of Macroom

Commemorating the visit of President Mary Robinson

February 24th 1996 —————————— Commissioned and Unveiled by Dermot Desmond First recipient of The . . . — Map (db m139626) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Macroom — 300th Anniversary of the Granting of Market Rights to Macroom Town
. . . — Map (db m139642) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Macroom — Macroom and the Beautiful Lee ValleyCounty Cork • Ireland

Bealick Mill

This recently restored corn mill, located a short distance outside Macroom on the Coachford road, marks the site of an area and a building of deep historical significance. In 978 Brian Boru defeated the . . . — Map (db m139654) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Macroom — Macroom Castle Demesne

History. The first Castle is thought to have been built here in the reign of King John between 1200 and 1250. Macroom Castle was the home of McCarthys, Lord of Muskerry, after the McCarthys displace[d] the O'Flynns, previous . . . — Map (db m139648) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Macroom — United Irishmen 1798 - 1803Grateful RemembranceAr dheis Dé raibh a n-anamacha.

CAPTURED BY CROWN FORCES AND

EXECUTED

Ole O'Riordan • Cormac McCarthy • Owen McCarthy Callaghan McCarthy • Timothy McCarthy • John Duggan William Duggan • Owen Scanlan • Timothy Buckley David Breen • Timothy Bohilly • . . . — Map (db m139647) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Macroom — War MemorialFor God and Country

Erected to the memory of the men of the 7th and 8th Batts Cork No 1 Brigade I.R.A. who fell in . . . — Map (db m139643) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Old Head — Bina Fitzgerald

In Loving Memory Of Bina Fitzgerald Old Head who first erected a statue on this site in 1962Map (db m137530) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Old Head — Lusitania Memorial Garden

Lusitania Memorial Garden officially opened by Minister Simon Coveney T.D. in the presence of Cllr. Séamus McGrath Mayor of County Cork.

7th May . . . — Map (db m139595) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Old Head — Nineteenth Century Ship's Bollard

On the 12th of February 1874, the 500 ton German barque HERCULES von BARTH, was en route from Barrow-in-Furness to Cardiff to collect a cargo of coal. As the result of a storm the ship was driven westward in a strong gale. It . . . — Map (db m139529) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Old Head — Old Head of Kinsale / An Seancheann

Arrivals and farewells Old Head, legendary seat of the kings of the southern half of Ireland, marks the start or end of many journeys.

[Background map caption reads] The siege and battle of Kinsale, 1601 from the . . . — Map (db m139528) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Old Head — R. M. S. Lusitania

In memory of those who sailed on the R. M. S. Lusitania on 7th May 1915. This perforated image has 34,513 holes in 7 different sizes. Manufactured by Graepel Perforators and Weavers Ltd., Kinsale. Donated to . . . — Map (db m139527) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Old Head — RMS Lusitania Lifeboat Davitgifted to The Lusitania Museum at the Old Headby Gerry Doyle, his wife Josie and their family —

A VERY SPECIAL AND PERSONAL REQUEST

August 2017 Kilkeel, Newry, Co Down

Dear Mr Hannaway, I am writing this letter to you personally, in the hope that the matter in question can be dealt with promptly and a . . . — Map (db m139562) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Old Head — Triangulation PillarGrid Reference No W624409

A handcast concrete pillar tapering to a flat top Part of a network of surveying stations used by Ordinance [sic - Ordnance] Survey Ireland for mapping Erected 1959 — Map (db m139559) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Old Head — Victims of the RMS Lusitania Sinking

In memory of the 1198 civilian lives lost on the Lusitania 7th May 1915 off The Old Head of Kinsale ————————— This memorial was unveiled by Hugh Coveney T.D. Minister . . . — Map (db m137568) HM


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