Skip to content
Donard Imaal History
Keeping our history & heritage alive
You are here:
"The Inheritance of My Fathers"
The Revd. Norman Styles was born in 1927. He came to the Donoughmore/Donard parish in 1966 and served there for ...
Canon Richard Hobson 1831-1914
A visitor to Donard Some months back a visitor to Donard told us of a Canon Richard Hobson. Canon Hobson had ...
Chapel of Ease: the Church of the Holy Trinity, Donard
This is a short history of the old and new Roman Catholic Churches in Donard. The old Church The parish forms part ...
Church Mountain is a well visited location by people living in Donard and the Glen of Imaal. Sliabh Gadoe as Church ...
Donard in 1837
These are extracts from “A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland” written by Samuel Lewis in 1837. (1) Topography Topography represents a particular area ...
Eric Hanbidge remembers his past
My paternal grandfather inherited a small farm at Donard upper from his brother, who in turn had inherited it from ...
Michael Keogh of Stranahely
In December of 2019 The History group visited Michael Keogh in his home to learn about his life growing up ...
Napoleon and the bogs of Ireland
This article describes the link between Napoleon, Ireland’s bogs and a rich legacy. In 1808, the Napoleonic Wars were in full ...
St. Sylvester's Legacy in Donard
Domhnacha-Arda means the church of the high field In 431 Pope Clementine sent Palladius to be Bishop to the Irish that ...
The 12th century Motte and Bailey at Castleruddery
This is a brief overview of the Motte and Bailey defensive structure. A Motte was a defensive fortification built as a ...
Tommy Whittle remembers
This is a brief look at sheep farming in Donard and the Glen of Imaal in the early 20th century. I ...
Wool sales in Donard in the 1950s
This explains how sheep farmers earned a good living from wool sales. Shearing Shearing began towards the end of May continuing to ...
These are the most common keywords on the site.
Glen of Imaal (12)
Church mountain (3)
View all keywords