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, […]

Bantry Library, a building of great architectural interest, is set to receive a grant of €259,920 from the Heritage Council for external conservation works. Cork County Council applied for the Historic Towns Initiative 2023 grant, which will fund much-needed refurbishment to preserve the library’s unique features. Bantry Library has played […]

This month continues the synopses, given in alphabetical order, for my wife’s ancestral lines and what we have learned from atDNA matching. If you have DNA tested and related to any of these families, do get in touch and consider adding your DNA information to the project. My wife’s ancestry […]

This month marks the passing of century since a day-long battle played out in the neighbouring West Cork villages of Enniskeane and Ballineen. Pauline Murphy tells us more about November 4, 1922, when a fierce fight took place between large parties of Anti-Treaty IRA volunteers and Free State troops, resulting […]