By Kathleen O’Shea At the turn of the twentieth century and probably before that, St. Brendan’s Church, Corrandulla had two side altars. One was adorned with a picture of Our Lady of Good Counsel where Mrs. Frances Butler, Winterfield House,
By Johnny Burke The early years of the Irish Free State were full of turmoil, beginning with the conflict between Pro- and Anti-Treaty factions which we know as the Civil War. After the cessation of hostilities in May of 1923,
Overview Irish name: An tSeanchill Irish pronunciation: English name: Shankill Meaning: the old church Area: 198 acres, 1 rood and 28 perches Field Names: Monéir Beg, Monéir Mór, Cladach (along the lake shore), Briarpark (the lands around Hynes’s thatched cottage).
By Peter Newell When we were children in the 1950’s, one of the red-letter days was St. John’s Day, better known as Bonefire Night. There was much excitement and great competition among we school children as to which group would
An Appreciation It was with deep regret and a sense of loss that we learned of the death of Society member Mary Forde (née Goaley) on 3 October. Over many years Mary contributed in large measure to the development of
Our Winter 2018 newsletter was printed in December 2018 and distributed at local shops and Corrandulla Post Office. We welcome articles, items of interest, other material and suggestions for future editions. Click here for PDF.
By Mary Forde (née Goaley), 1925-2018. This article first appeared in Anach Cuain 2008. We hear so much recently about a recession, meltdown, downturn or other various terms but all meaning the same thing. We are warned that it will
By Mary Forde (née Goaley), 1925-2018. This article first appeared in Anach Cuain 2006. When Fr. Pat Garvey was parish priest in Corrandulla in the forties there was an annual Gymkhana on 29th June which was a holyday of obligation
By Mary Forde (née Goaley), 1925-2018. This article first appeared in Anach Cuain 2010. When Br. Conal asked me for a memorandum for the Anach Cuain book I couldn’t think of an item to write about. I started looking through
By Mary Forde (née Goaley), 1925-2018. This article describes the destruction of Annaghdown Church by fire in 1936 and subsequent reconstruction work. It first appeared in Anach Cuain 2004. It was on Tuesday night, 1st December 1936 as we were