The first casualty of the Irish Civil War in Cork was Patrick Francis McCarthy, who died in Skibbereen in July, 1922. On the centenary of the war, Pauline Murphy explains who Patrick was and the circumstances of his death. Twenty-two—year-old Patrick Francis McCarthy Jr, from Morahin near Ballydehob, was killed on […]

The Irish language writings of Templeglantine, County Limerick native, Eoin Ua Cathail, have been translated and published for the first time by Patrick J. Mahoney, who served as a columnist with the West Cork People for several years. “Aside from offering invaluable insight into Irish emigrant life during the nineteenth century, the […]