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Micheál Mac Ruaidhrí
Seanchai / Author / Poet / Patriot This Mayo man was a friend of Ireland’s Eamon de Valera plus several noted ...
Cong Abbey also known as the Royal Abbey of Cong was established during the twelfth century on the site of ...
Fenit & Surrounds – The Three Castles, the Old Village & More
Introduction While Fenit Island Square Castle and Barrow Round Castle still dominate the landscape, a lesser known third castle once existed! ...
Fenit Port & Marina
Introduction For centuries the Old Port of Fenit was Barrow Harbour. The port was key in medieval times to monastic settlements ...
Fenit & Saint Brendan The Navigator
Introduction The Fenit skyline is marked by the towering St. Brendan commemorative statue, located on the peak of Great Samphire Rock ...
Augustinian Friary, Ballinrobe
The Abbey of the Hermits of St. Augustine was founded by Elizabeth de Clare prior to 1337. It was located ...
Memories of the O’Farrell family
Fenit - Little Samphire Lighthouse
Introduction Since 1854 Little Samphire Island Lighthouse (An Fhianait Teach Solais) has served as a navigation light for Tralee Bay. Construction ...
Fenit - A Fossil Walk
Fenit within (the island) and Fenit without (the peninsular village area) are underlain by Waulsortian Limestones. This generally pale-grey limestone ...
Cesca Trench / Sadhbh Trinseach
Artist / Nationalist / Cumman na mBan A love of Ireland, its Language, Culture, Arts, Politics ensured this Englishwoman a place ...
Sr. Mary Ignatia Gavin C. S. A.
Co – Founder Alcoholics Anonymous / Founder of Al – Anon This nun was committed to assisting people with addiction problems ...
Mary Henderson & Family
Teacher / Headmistress This elegant lady was an inspiration to several hundred children under her care. Born during 1892 Mary Agnes Henderson ...
Surrender on Grand Canal Street
Hear Deirdre Mulrooney telling the story of Eamon De Valera’s alleged – and overlooked – 1916 surrender on her Lr ...
Experiences of Remote Interviewing in Oral History
iCAN was delighted to welcome Regina Fitzpatrick and her fellow oral historians from the Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI) ...
Model boats of the Irish Folklife collection
The National Museum of Ireland’s Folklife collection contains about 35 model boats of varying size and quality. While attention to ...
Historian Skills: Lecture 4
Roscommon Town Market House, Court House, Sessions House, 1719.
Introduction My investigation looks at probably the most prominent stone building in the town of Roscommon after the Catholic Church, which ...
This Castle is located in South Mayo: it is a fine example of the Tower House that has been Restored ...
Bohola, Co. Mayo
Bohola or Bucholla in the Barony of Gallan is located on the river Gustien, on the Castlebar to Swinford road. ...
Clare Island’s Monuments
Clare Island is situated in Clew Bay. A ridge runs east to west; it reaches a height of four hundred ...
Historian Skills: Lecture 3
Inishkea Islands Monastic Sites
These islands are located west of the Co. Mayo coast; 5km from the Mullet Peninsula. Called Inis Gé that means ...
Kilcashel Stone Fort
Kilcashel is taken from the Anglicized version of the Irish Coill na Chaisil ie.‘wood of the stone fort.’ The most ...
Dún na mBó Promontory Fort
Promontory Forts were a fortified coastal headland or sea – grit Promontory of Land. The seaward sides were naturally defended ...