Local community organisation, Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage, has recently put the full contents of their two sell-out ‘Historical and Archaeological Journals’, (published 2015 and 2017), on their website.
The idea was mooted at a recent online meeting of it’s executive committee where it was suggested that many people isolating because of the Corona Virus would be delighted to read some or all of the 31 wide-ranging articles of various subjects and the idea received unanimous support.
By going onto www.duchasclonakiltyheritage.com/index.php/journals, readers may choose download the full journals or choose to read individual articles from the two journals, all free of charge.
Editor of the journals, Clíodhna O’ Leary said: “All this is free and our small contribution to the public in these times when most people are confined indoors due to the COVID 19 virus restrictions. We know that in these strange times, many people have more time on their hands than they ever envisaged and we hope people of all ages will enjoy and feel free to pass on the word about it to others.”
She also paid tribute to Michael Kenneally, the web master who put a lot of work into organising the technical side of things.
There are a total of 31 articles in the two journals, all written by local historians and all items are referenced.
They range from articles about the post boxes of the area; the RIC; shipwrecks; local Fenians; the local workhouse; the Linen Hall and snippets from the Folklore Commission of the 1930s.
All articles are available by clicking on: