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"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 ...
The carriages reminded me of the chariots some of us will have seen in the epic film Ben Hur released ...
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 ...
Donard Motte (The Ball Moat)
The Donard motte may have looked like the one at Castleruddery but there may not have been a large bailey ...
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 ...
Excerpt from a conversation with Jack Flynn
It came to Donard in 1952. People in thatched houses were afraid to get it in case their houses went ...
Fr. Jack Hanlon, Irish Modernist Painter 1913-68
As a painter, myself, I often wondered where I got my creative streak. Apart from my father, Johnny Flynn, and grandfather, ...
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 ...
Donard Demesne was the home for many years to the renowned documentary maker Norris Davidson. Born in Dublin in 1908, James ...
Rules for Imaal Camp
Instructions for guidance of attached officers attending Glen Imaal practice camp While researching the history of the village of Knockanarrigan, I ...
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 ...
The Imaal Bazaar 1926
In 1926 a fete or bazaar was held to gather funds for the building of a new church in Donard ...
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 ...
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