There is a short stretch of road, some 6km, between Macroom and Ballyvourney that is known as ‘The Rebel Road’ due to the not insignificant number of IRA memorials dotted along it. Soon to be bypassed by the new Macroom Bypass, Pauline Murphy feels this historical stretch of road deserves […]

“From about the middle of the 18th century it began to be realized that you could learn from a dead body; and that’s when some families were starting to be persuaded that they should allow post mortems.”– Wendy Moore In the 18th and 19th centuries medical and surgical students needed […]

On Whit Sunday, May 15, 1921, 38-year-old Fr James O’Callaghan was shot dead by Crown Forces in the house of Liam de Róiste TD, on the northside of Cork City. Pauline Murphy marks the centenary of his death with a look at the life of this West Cork native. Fr James […]

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