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Historic Kilfenora / Cill Fhionnúrach Stairiúil Marker image, Touch for more information
April 9, 2009
Historic Kilfenora / Cill Fhionnúrach Stairiúil Marker
Ireland, Munster (County Clare), Kilfenora — Historic Kilfenora / Cill Fhionnúrach Stairiúil
Historic Kilfenora The monastery of Kilfenora or Chill Fhionnúrach (the church of the white brow) is said to have been founded in the 6th century by St. Fachnan. The outline of the early monastic circular enclosure can still be traced in the . . . — Map (db m23694) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Clare), Kilfenora — Kilfenora Cathedral and High CrossesArdeaglais agus Ardchrosanna Chill Fhionnúrach
Kilfenora was the diocese of the Kingdom of Corcomroe and was the smallest diocese in medieval Ireland. Although a monastery was founded here more than 500 years earlier by St Fachtna, Kilfenora only became significant when it was officially . . . — Map (db m22990) HM
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

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Anascaul — Jerome ConnorDealbhoir Cumdubh Abhanascaul — 1876 - 1943 —
The Irish sculptor of international stature was born in Coumduff, Annascaul in 1876. His family emigrated to the USA in 1888 where he developed his artistic skills. He returned to Dublin in 1925, worked there until his death in 1943. Among . . . — Map (db m23075) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Anascaul — Tom CreanAntarctic Explorer — 1877 - 1938 —
Expeditions to Antarctica Discovery, 1901-1904 Terra Nova, 1910-1013 Endurance, 1914-1917 In recognition of his invaluable contribution to these expeditions and of his many acts of selfless heroism on behalf of his companions . . . — Map (db m23045) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Beenarourke — Colonel Patrick J. Quinlan

of this Parish who commanded the Irish UN Peace Keeping Force in the Battle of Jadotville in the Congo in 1961

Officially unveiled by former Taoiseach

Enda Kenny TD October 2017 — Map (db m140707) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Beenarourke — Com an Chiste

Taistealaithe oíche

Tá sé seo an cheann de na háiteanna is fearr ar Domhan le bheith ag féachaint ar réaltaí na spéiew an oíche.

Is é[?]an Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve an chéad cheantar sa leathsféar . . . — Map (db m140708) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Caherdaniel — Bóthar an Ime / Bóthar an ChuinsailéaraButter Road / Daniel O'Connell's Road

Bóthar an Ime / Bóthar an Chuinsailéara

Tá aithne forleathan ar an mbóthar seo, a bhí in úsáid san ochtú agus sa luath-naoú chéad déag, faoin dá anim seo. Iompraíodh im ó Chiarraí Theas ar an mbóthar seo go dtí margadh an ime i . . . — Map (db m140842) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Caherdaniel — The Sun / An ghrian

Diameter 1.4 million km or 100 Earth diameters

Model Size 76.2 cm

Distance from Earth: 150 million km or Astronomical Unit (1 AU)

Orbit Period: 27 days

Atmosphere: mostly Helium and Hydrogen

Surface Temperature: . . . — Map (db m140847) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — Atlantic College of Wireless & Cable Telegraphy1911 • 1919 — Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail .1857-1966. Stop C5 —

This Marconi Licensed college was founded here in 1911 by Maurice Fitzgerald, formerly of Ballinskelligs Cable Station.

Many wireless and cable operators were trained here, including Republican Volunteer Con Keating of Reenard, Cahersiveen. . . . — Map (db m142388) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty1898 - 1963

In the grounds of the O'Connell Memorial Church lies the grave of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty.

In Rome during World War II, he bravely organised an elaborate escape network for Allied POW's and civilians. When the l[A]lies entered Rome in . . . — Map (db m142356) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — O'Connell

1775 - Birth of Daniel O'Connell

1798 - Called to the Irish Bar

1824 - Organises Catholic Rent and Tenants Act

1828 - Elected to Parliament

1829 - Catholic Emancipation Act

1841 - Lord Mayor of Dublin

1847 - Dies Genoa. . . . — Map (db m142619) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — O'Connell Memorial ChurchDaniel O'Connell Heritage Trail Stop 9

In 1879 Rev. Timothy Brosnon was appointed Parish Priest of Cahersiveen and as a great admirer of Daniel O'Connell, he hoped to erect a Church that would suitably mark the centenary of his birth in 1775. Having received an audience with Pope . . . — Map (db m142353) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — O'Connell's Birth Place

At Carhan Bridge O'Connell's home comes into view on the banks of Carhan River. He was born on August 6th 1775 at Carhan House. His parents were Morgan O'Connell and Catherine Mullane who hailed from North Cork. There were 10 siblings in the . . . — Map (db m142604) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — Presentation ConventDaniel O'Connell Heritage Trail Stop 10

In the early 19th century Daniel O'Connell was very conscious of the need to educate the people of South Kerry and so he bought a rectors lodge in Bank Street. He invited nuns from the Presentation Order to come and set up a school to help . . . — Map (db m142380) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — Primrose WalkDaniel O'Connell Heritage Trail Stop 4 — 4A Carraig na gConnaill, 4B-D The Race Course, National School & O'Connell Church —

Leaving the town park the trail proceeds to Reenrusheen road. Locally this road is known as Primrose walk. John Primrose was married to a cousin of Daniel O'Connell and he appointed Primrose as his agent in the area. O'Connell was finding it . . . — Map (db m142474) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — Railway and O'ConnellDaniel O'Connell Heritage Trail Stop 2

Early in the 1830's the bringing of the Railway to South Kerry was discussed. O'Connell's idea was to see the railway touching the southern coastline and to continue from Cahersiveen to Cork via Kenmare. The line between Farranfore and . . . — Map (db m142461) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — Ringforts

Cahersiveen Cathair saidhbhin 'The fort of Saidhbin (Little Sarah)

Saidhbin was said to be the daughter of McCarthy Mor who held the lands of Iveragh. She was given the fort and the surrounding area, on the banks of the . . . — Map (db m142406) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — Sive FortDaniel O'Connell Heritage Trail Stop 3

Moving away from the Railway Bridge and the River Fertha the town park comes into view. Here was the original site of the fort of Sive which gives its name to the town of Cahersiveen. At one time there was a small village in the vicinity but . . . — Map (db m142468) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — The Abbey of the Holy Cross

The parish of Caher was once under the instruction of this 17th century Roman Catholic Church. The graveyard around the Church has recently been restored and this peaceful area of Cahersiveen is the resting place of Morgan and Catherine . . . — Map (db m142683) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — The Barracks Heritage CentreDaniel O'Connell Heritage Trail Stop 1

The Heritage Centre came about following the defeat of the Fenians in 1867. The English government was anxious about the safety of the Valentia Atlantic cable station. A new constabulary barracks was built on the banks of the River Fertha and . . . — Map (db m142383) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — The Daniel O'Connell Memorial ParkCahersiveen - Cathair Saidhbhin (the Town or Fort of Little Sive)Twinned with Pluvigner, France.

"The town which climbs the mountain and looks upon the sea in sleeping time or waking that's where I want to be." Sigerson Clifford 1913-1985

As well as being the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell, Cahersiveen has more connections . . . — Map (db m142607) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — The Daniel O'Connell Memorial Park

This Parkland was donated to the people of Cahersiveen in 1997 by John (Kitty) O'Sullivan, and the development was undertaken by ACARD Ltd. Across the Carhan River you can see the ruins of Carhan House, which on 6th August 1775 was the . . . — Map (db m142681) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — The Railway

In 1893 the Killorglin to Valentia branch of The Great Southern and Western Railway opened. The need by local farmers and fishermen to get their produce to market in Britain was identified and the provision of a grant of £85,000, from the . . . — Map (db m142419) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Cahersiveen — War Memorial

Tógadh an leacht so 15 cuimhne oifigeach agus óglach de'n tríomhadh bhriogaid ciarraidhe agus na laoch eile a fuair bas ar son poblacht na hÉireann . . . — Map (db m142806) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Castlecove — Church of the Most Precious Blood

It was [B]ishop Moynihans wish to build a church in Castle Cove. His reason for building a church here was, as a curate in 1917 he saw first hand the people of Castle Cove walking the long journey to Caherdaniel. When they finally . . . — Map (db m140518) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Castlemaine — Proclamation of the Irish Republic

Poblacht na h'Eireann, The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic to the People of Ireland. [balance of proclamation not transcribed]

Thomas MacDonagh, Executed 3rd May 1916

Joseph Mary . . . — Map (db m142791) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Coomanaspig Pass — Our Lady of Grace Grotto at Tobairin Holy Well

Tobairin Our Lady of Grace Coomanaspig During the 1st Mass on Oct 31st 1994 concelebrated by Fr. P Sugrue P.P & Fr. E. O'Carroll C.C. This grotto was opened & blessed on May 17th 1998 by Bishop of Kerry Bishop Bill Murphy . . . — Map (db m141169) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Derrynane More — Teach do laoch / Home for a heroTeach Dhoire Fhíonáin / Derrynane House

Sárstátaire Éireannach Bhí bá ar leith ag Dónall Uí Chonaill, 'an Fuascailteoir' agus athair ghluaiseacht neamhspleáchais na hÉireann le Doire Fhíonáin. Ba é an stocaireacht a rinne sé ba chúis le hachtú Acht Fhuascailt na . . . — Map (db m140797) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Dunquin — The Blaskets
This group, the most westerly off the Irish coast, comprises 7 sizeable islands and isolated rocks spread in a line west by south over 2½ miles of the Atlantic, the largest (Great Blasket) 2 miles off shore. Antiquities of the early . . . — Map (db m24096) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Fahan — Dunbeg Promontory Fort / An Dún Beag
Dunbeg Promontory Fort This Promontory Fort consists of four fosses (ditches) and five mounds. Behind this we have the terraced dry-stone masonry rampart, originally straight but which became curved during later construction work. The . . . — Map (db m24780) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Gallarus — Gallarus Oratory / Séipéilín Ghallarais
Built around the 7th or 8th century this Oratory resembles an inverted boat. This is the only perfect remaining example of a number of small corbel-built Oratories on a rectangular plan. The outward inclination of the bed joints of the stonework . . . — Map (db m23499) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Glenbeigh — Glenbeigh

The Great Southern and Western Railway operated a branch line of 39.5 mls. from Farranfore to Valentia Harbour for 67 yrs. The first section of the line, 12.5 mls. opened 15th Jan. 1885. The remaining 27mls. started in 1890; crossing three . . . — Map (db m142761) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kells — John Golden and the South Kerry Fenians1867 - 2017 — Walk of the Ancestors —

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Fenian Rising and the efforts of John Golden and the South Kerry Fenians

John Golden 1845 - 1883 — Map (db m142699) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kenmare — Fair GreenKenmare Heritage Town

Although there had been a settlement of English colonists in Kenmare since 1670 it was not until a century later that the foundations of the present estate town were laid. This was done by William Petty-Fitzmaurice, the 1st Marquis of . . . — Map (db m139672) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kenmare — Henry StreetKenmare Heritage Town

HENRY STREET - This street was named in honour of the 3rd Marquis of Lansdowne, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice (1780-1863), who oversaw a number of major stages in the development of Kenmare. It dates from 1770s but assumed its present . . . — Map (db m139847) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kenmare — James Joyce Pub AwardThe Atlantic Bar

This pub has been granted the James Joyce Pub Award for being an authentic Irish pub

'A good puzzle would be to cross Ireland without passing a pub.' Ulysses

James Joyce identified and described the . . . — Map (db m139755) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kenmare — Kenmare Heritage Town

Early History Stone circles, standing stones and rock art are common around Kenmare. These archaeological sites indicate humans have lived here from the Bronze Age (c.2200-500BC). But it was the upheavals of 17th century Ireland . . . — Map (db m139761) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kenmare — Main Street

MAIN STREET - Main Street was formerly named William Street in honour of the 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, William Petty-Fitzmaurice who was raised in Lixnaw, County Kerry. He inherited the Lansdowne estates at Kenmare in 1761 and . . . — Map (db m139850) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kenmare — The Market HouseKenmare Heritage Town

The Market House - This three storey Classical style building was designed by renowned English architect Sir Charles Barry for the 3rd Marquis of Lansdowne. Barry (1795-1860) was a prominent architect of his time. Probably his most . . . — Map (db m139774) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kenmare — War of Independence1919-1921 — Kenmare Heritage Town —

In onóir gaisigh Óglaigh na hÉireann agus laochra Cumann na mBan a throid ar son Saoirse na hÉireann a tógadh an leacht chuimhneacháin seo.

Erected in honour of the men of Óglaigh na hÉireann and the women of . . . — Map (db m139673) HM WM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Killorglin — The Ballykissane Drowning Tragedy: Good Friday 1916

As part of their preparations for the 1916 Easter Rising, the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) decided on a plan to seize a wireless transmitter from the Atlantic College in Cahersiveen to contact the Aud, the German vessel which carried arms . . . — Map (db m142785) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Killorglin — The Ballykissane Tragedy: Good Friday 1916

In commemoration of the first casualties of the 1916 Rising

Erected at Easter 2016 ————————————— Mar chomóradh ar na chéad . . . — Map (db m142789) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Killorglin — Townsend BlennerhassettIn memory of

Late Captain Kerry Militia Drowned in Castlemaine Bay 20th June 1867 when gallantly attempting to save the life of a fellow creature

Erected by his brother officers of the Kerry Militia in testimony of the . . . — Map (db m142765) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kilmalkedar — Kilmalkedar Church / Cill Mhaoilchéadair
Kilmalkedar — from Cill Mhaoilchéadair (the Church of Mhaoilchéadair) Kilmalkedar Church Kilmalkedar, one of the most important early church sites on the Dingle peninsula, is traditionally associated with St. Brendan but it . . . — Map (db m24299) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Listowel — "River Fort"
This sculpture was designed by local councillor and craftsman Tony O'Callaghan The “Standing Stone” illustrates the River Feale which flows around our town. The “Ring” depicts an earthen fort situated in the . . . — Map (db m23989) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Listowel — Maid of Erin
Work of local man Pat McAuliffe 1846-1921 — Map (db m23698) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Listowel — Teampaillín Bán(The Little White Churchyard)
Where very many nameless victims of the Irish Famine of 1845-47 lie buried Also buried here are others who died in the nearby workhouse built 1840 Saibhreas na bhflaitheas dóibh! — Map (db m23042) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Portmagee — PortmageePort Mhic Aoidh — (An Caladh) —

The village of Portmagee was named after Captain Theobald Magee who was an officer in King James's Army. After the famous Battle of the Boyne, Magee retired from the army and became the commander of a merchant ship operating between . . . — Map (db m141308) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Portmagee — The Ferryboat

This boat was built by Dan 'Denny' O'Connell in the early 1900s. He built her at the back of the Post Office, where he built all his boats, on a site which later became the local dance hall. Her purpose was to ferry people from . . . — Map (db m141205) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Portmagee — Tomás Rua Ó Súilleabháin(1785 - 1848)

Poet, fiddler, teacher, and dancing master, born in Derrynane, Co. Kerry, Tomás Rua was a supporter and close friend of the Irish Politician Daniel O'Connell. Amhrán ne Leabhar - Song of the books.

Tomás Rua was transferred from . . . — Map (db m141208) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Reask — Reask Monastic Site / Láthair Mhainistreach an Riaisc
Reask - from An Riasc (the marsh). This important early monastery was probably founded in the 6th century. Little is known of the history of the site. The enclosing wall is roughly circular and its interior is divided by a . . . — Map (db m24147) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Sneem — Catherine (Brennan) Mulvihille

from Gleesk-Sneem planted this oak tree to commemorate her 100th Birthday in April 2007Map (db m139991) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Sneem — Cearbhall ó Dálaigh(1911-1978) — National Memorial —

Chief Justice of Ireland 1961-1973 Judge of the European Court of Justice 1973-1974 President of Ireland 1974-1976

Unveiled June 5th, 1983 by The President of Ireland Dr. Patrick Hillery

Sculptor-Vivienne Roche

I . . . — Map (db m139942) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Sneem — Charles de Gaulle1890-1970

En ce moment grave de ma longue vie, j'ai trouvé ici ce que je cherchais : être en face de moi-même. L'Irlande me l'a offert de la façon la plus delicate, la plus amicale.

(18.VI.1969) . . . — Map (db m139881) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Sneem — John Egan1952 - 2012

One of the 'All-Time Great' Gaelic football stars and a member of Kerry's 'Golden Era Team' of the 1970s and 80s. John played for Sneem Gaa club and following retirement from Kerry, for Bishopstown in Cork where he worked. He . . . — Map (db m139889) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Sneem — Steve (Crusher) Casey

World Heavyweight Champion Wrestler 1938 ~ 1947 Born 1909 - Died 1987 — Map (db m139891) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Sneem — The Peaceful Panda

[Chinese script not transcribed]

Go maire an Cairdeas idir Pobal na Síne agus na hÉireann go deo. Tiomnaithe d'Iar-Uachtarán na hÉireann, A Oirirceas an tUas. Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, nach maireann, ag Comhlachas Phobal na . . . — Map (db m139934) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Sneem — The Steel Tree

Gift to the people of Ireland from the President of Israel, Chaim Herzog, in memory of Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh. Wednesday 19th June, 1985

Sculptor Tamara Rikman . . . — Map (db m139887) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Sneem — World War I MemorialAr dheis Dé go raiðh a n-anamMay their souls be at the right hand of God

In Remembrance of those killed in World War One 1914 • Iveragh • 1918 ————————————————————— . . . — Map (db m139993) WM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Staigue — Cathair na Stéige / Staigue Fort

Tá sé seo ar cheann de na cathracha is mó agus is breátha in Éirinn agus is dóigh gur i gcéadta luatha d'aois Chríost, sular tháinig an Chríostaíocht go hÉirinn, a tógadh í. Ní foláir nó go raibh taoiseach nó feimeoir . . . — Map (db m140605) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Waterville — Charlie Chaplin
Fear na scannan cara an choireáin a chaith blianta shona inár measc. For the man who made the movies speak in the hearts of millions Charlie spent many years in our midst as a welcome and humble guest and friend of . . . — Map (db m140959) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Waterville — Commercial Cable Company1884 - 1962 — Waterville Station —

This is the main entrance to the Cable Station property. This station operated 6 cables to America, 4 cables to the U.K. and 2 to France. Together with its sister companies it relayed cablegrams worldwide.

The company broke . . . — Map (db m141068) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Waterville — Dr. Thomas George Millerick 1864-1898

Dr. Millerick served this community with great diligence for 11 years from 1887 until his death in 1898 at the age of 33. He is buried at Abbey Island, Derrynane in the O'Connell family plot.

Derrynane Dispensary Committee . . . — Map (db m140949) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Waterville — Iveragh Lodge

Built in 1858, as a shooting lodge, by J. Clemanti.

The Commercial Cable Company purchased the lodge in 1884 for the superintendent's residence and as the company's first office.

The office was later enlarged by an . . . — Map (db m141081) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Waterville — Iveragh Lodge • Commercial Cable Company 1st OfficesCommercial Cable Company • 1899-1964 — Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail .1857-1966. Stop WV8 —

Superintendent's Residence

Take a moment to read the adjacent commemorative plaque for information on the heritage of this house.

In addition to the Superintendent's residence the grounds also included the Bachelor's . . . — Map (db m141086) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Waterville — Latitude 51 49' 50"·54 N. Longitude 10 10' 15"·5 W.

Determined in 1892 by Herbert Hall Turner and Henry Park Hollis Royal Observatory, Greenwich and Prof. Clement H. McLeod McGill . . . — Map (db m141094) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Waterville — Latitude and Longitude Stone 1892Changing the Clocks of North America & Beyond! — Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail .1857-1966. Stop WV9 —

Erected by the Commercial Cable Company in the 1890's to mark Waterville Cable Station's participation in the 1892 international project with Greenwich Observatory and McGill University, to determine the longitude of . . . — Map (db m141096) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Waterville — Mick O'Dwyer

Born 9th June 1936 Birthplace Waterville, Co. Kerry

Parents John O'Dwyer and Mary Galvin Married Mary Carmel O'Sullivan on 20th Feb 1962 Family Four sons: John, Michael, Robert and Karl ---------------- . . . — Map (db m140960) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Waterville — New OfficeCommercial Cable Company • 1899-1964 — Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail • 1857-1966 • Stop WV7 —

This building, designed by renowned Irish architect J.F. Fuller FSA, housed the offices of the Commercial Cable Company from 1899 to 1964. Worldwide telegraphs were received and transmitted from here. Waterville was one of the . . . — Map (db m141069) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Abbeyfeale — Reverend William Casey
His grateful fellow countrymen at home and beyond the seas have erected this monument to the memory of Rev. William Casey, for a quarter of a century prior to his death, the parish priest of this parish. He found his people struggling in the . . . — Map (db m24739) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Abbeyfeale — Thatched Chapel Cross
Cross from thatched chapel where many generations of Abbeyfeale people worshipped until St. Mary's Church was built in 1846 — Map (db m24738) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Adare — Augustinian Friary / Mainistir na nAgaistíneach

The Augustinian Friary, known as the Black Abbey, was founded in 1316 by the Earl of Kildare. It is now the Church of Ireland (Anglican) parish church and school.

The Augustinian friars first came to Dublin from England in about 1260. They . . . — Map (db m143072) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Adare — Countess Dunraven Fountain

In grateful memory of the zeal shewn by the people of this village in quenching a fire at the offices of Adare Manor on the 18 April 1844 This supply of water was brought and fountain erected by Caroline Countess of Dunraven Lord . . . — Map (db m142967) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Adare — Estate and Houses of Adare / Eastát agus Tithe Áth Dara

The old town of Adare, which stood on the northern bank of the river Maigue near the castle, was destroyed during 16th century wars. Almost all of the present town was built in the 19th century.

In 1683 Thady Quin, a local landowner, leased . . . — Map (db m142919) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Adare — History of Adare Methodist Church

1756-1778 John Wesley, Founder of the Methodist Church visited this area on ten occasions during these years. A strong local tradition affirms that he preached under an ash tree near the ruin of the Franciscan Abbey on at least one of . . . — Map (db m142812) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Adare — Richard, First Earl of Dunraven
. . . — Map (db m143081) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Adare — Trinitarian Monastery / Mainistir Ord na Tríonóide

Founded in 1230, this is the only monastery of the Trinitarian order known in Ireland. It is now Holy Trinity Abbey, Adare's Roman Catholic church.

The Trinitarian order - or the Order of the Redemption of Captives - was founded in France . . . — Map (db m142969) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Adare — Washing Pool / Linn Níocháin

This small pool, formed by a tributary of the river Maigue, was the traditional place for the women of Adare to wash their family clothes. It was also used as a watering place for animals.

[Illustration captions, counterclockwise from top . . . — Map (db m142922) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Newcastle West — War MemorialRoll of Honour / Liosta na laoch

CAPT. DONAL SHEEHAN, Monagae, drowned at Ballykissane Pier, when going to meet the German gunship the "Aud" 20/4/1916

CAPT. CON COLBERT, Castlemahon, fought in the GPO during Easter week, executed by firing squad 7/5/1916

LT. . . . — Map (db m143114) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Tipperary), Cashel — An Scairdeán / The Fountain

An Scairdeán

Saoránaigh Chaisil a thóg an scairdeán seo mar aitheantas ar ról an Déin Tomás Ó Coinneáin, S.P. chun an bóther iarainn a thabhairt go Caiseal. Nochtaíodh é ar 19ú Nollaig 1904, an lá a thaistil an chéad traein ó . . . — Map (db m137018) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Tipperary), Cashel — Carraig Phádraig / St. Patrick's Rock
Carraig Phádraig

Ba í Carraig Phádraig, ceann de na láithreacha is stairiúla in Éirinn, suí rithe na Mumhan ón 4ú haois go dtí 1101 an uair a bronnadh ar an Eaglais í. Is iad seo na séadchomharthaí is tábhachtaí anseo: Séipéal . . . — Map (db m78627) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Tipperary), Cashel — Falla an Ghorta Mhóir/An tArdán - The Famine Wall/The Terrace

Falla an Ghorta Mhóir/An tArdán

Thóg Coimisinéirí Chaisil Falla an Ghorta Mhóir mar chuid d'obair fheabhasacháin an bhaile tar éis dá n-oifigeach dlí, Micheál Ó Dubhchonna, cúiteamh airgid a fháil ó thiarna talún sna blianta i . . . — Map (db m136977) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Tipperary), Cashel — Tobar Mhuire / Ladyswell

Tobar Mhuire

Ainmníodh Tobar Mhuire in onóir na Maighdine Muire agus b'ionad oilithreachta é ag muintir na háite go dtí deireadh an 19ú haois. Ba í Sráid Thobar Mhuire ionad Aonaigh Chaisil ar feadh breis is 1500 bliain. Bhíodh . . . — Map (db m137015) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Tipperary), Dromineer — Dromineer Castle

The ruined castle before you was first built by the Norman followers of Theobald Butler as a 2 storey hall-keep in the 13th/14th c. One Thomas de Cantwell paid tax for the land of the manor of Dromineer in 1299. In the late 14th c. the land . . . — Map (db m143104) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Tipperary), Dromineer — The Canal Store

Dromineer in the 19th century-especially before the coming of the railway to Nenagh in 1863-was in a real sense the port of northwest Tipperary. Dromineer was the transit point for much of the commercial traffic for the area, including the . . . — Map (db m143098) HM


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