On May 24, 1923, IRA Chief-of-Staff Frank Aiken issued an order to all fighters to cease fire. As we mark the centenary of the end of the Irish Civil War, Pauline Murphy looks at how those fighting on the anti-Treaty side of the bitter conflict did not have quite the […]

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Danny Collins has officially launched a new guide map highlighting the rich and unique archaeological heritage of the West Cork countryside. The ‘101 Archaeological Sites to Visit in West Cork’ guide map features well-known monuments such as Drombeg Stone Circle, Timoleague Friary, […]

The contribution of women in the War of Independence is not often highlighted, nor is their involvement in the Civil War. This month Pauline Murphy draws attention to Margaret Dunne, better known as Maggie, a farmer’s daughter from Cappaleigh, a townland of Adrigole on the Beara Peninsula. On April 8, […]