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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Monday, February 21, 2022

"not enough earth . .. "

 Two-storey tombs in this cemetery near Cahirciveen, as not enough soil to bury the people. Some of their remains still quite visible inside those where the entrance stone is down. Similar situations can be seen in other Kerry and Clare cemeteries.
This cemetery is located a short distance from the Cahirciveen Workhouse, where scores of people died during the Great Famine. 
Ludlow, a Cromwellian General, second in command of the English Parliamentary forces in Ireland, said in 1651, when in the Burren, Co. Clare - 

"of this barony it is said that it is a country where there is not water enough to drown a man, wood enough to hang one, nor earth enough to bury them."

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Something to cheer you up.

 Visitors got a free half-glass, which was welcome, while sheltering from a shower!
The place was crowded. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    Lady Blessington's Bath, Clonmel!

Read all about her at:

The interesting, lengthy article says she was from Clonmel, but  I read some years ago that she was a native of Fethard, Co. Tipperary!

Monday, February 7, 2022

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Trade Stand

 A Portlaw trade stand at Kildalton College almost sixteen years ago.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022