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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 ...
A Local Tour from the Glen of Imaal
Starting from Castleruddery cross roads the tour takes you through back roads to Baltinglass, Castledermot, Moone, Timolin, Ballynure, towards Dunlavin ...
A dolmen is a portal tomb dating from the Neolithic period. The dolmen described here is in a field on ...
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 ...
Daoine Agus Ait Postcard Project
In the midst of lockdown in 2021, a project was embarked upon by the History Group through iCAN (Irish Community ...
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 Bill Cullen
I can see them to this day marching down to the chapel past the big congregation. … There were easily ...
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, ...
From Donard to Japan and back again
I had the privilege recently of being invited to the studio of local artist and poet Pauline Flynn, a native ...
Hollywood Glen from Athgreany to Donard
Spa Hole, Hollywood Glen (Disused iron mine) James Butler © 2021 P.T. Walsh: The Journal of the Royal Society of ...
In conversation with Hugh Fox of Ballineddan, February, 2022. I met Doris and we married in 1960. I tried my hand ...
Michael Keogh of Stranahely
In December of 2019 The History group visited Michael Keogh in his home to learn about his life growing up ...
Mrs Kit Walshe
In September of 2021 I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mrs. Kit Walshe of Donard for a cup ...
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 ...
Poem by Pauline Flynn that relates to the Roman bust in her Grandfather’s workshop Donard. I was cast from a classical ...
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 ...
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