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Lace Making Group. 1906519 viewsA Lace Class was started by the Congested District Board, Castletownbere on the 10th March 1906. Miss Mary Roche was the first teacher. At a later date this industry was taken over by the Sisters of Mercy. The Industry flourished; employment and training in machine knitting and in the making of Limerick Lace were given to many girls in Beara. The lace Class was discontinued in the late 1940’s.
Nov 22, 2010
Kilmichael Dursey Island1201 viewsThe Last photo of the 7th century Church on Dursey Island. Several months later the gable end collapsed in a gale
Nov 22, 2010
Kilcatherine Church711 viewsNov 22, 2010
Fr. Brian Harrington with his Sisters17689 viewsFr. Brian, Sr. Patricia, Sr. Kathleen, Sr. Sheila Harrington (all three Sisters of Mercy) Fall River, Mass.
Their Grandmother was Mary Harrington, Kilcatherine, Eyeries.
Their Father was Jeremiah Harrington, Hollyhill, Rossmacowen (emigrated to New Bedford, Massachusetts and married Eileen Cronin)
Nov 22, 2010
Fr. Christie John Dee618 viewsNov 22, 2010
Church of the Sacred Heart485 viewsA Cork choir in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Castletownbere. Note the altar rails, now gone
Nov 22, 2010
Communion Group442 viewsMay 1971
Nov 22, 2010
Church of the Sacred Heart498 viewsView of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Castletown Berehaven during its construction in 1911. Note the scaffolding, no steel tubes and couplers at that time; in those days scaffoldings were erected by lashing locally grown bamboo poles together with hemp ropes.
Nov 22, 2010
Blessing of the Ball Alley in 1977444 viewsJohn Enright (Cork Board), Donal Holland, Seamus Lordan, Billy Power, Danny Hurley, Michael Lordan, Jeremiah Sheehan,Canon Keane, Donal Harrington, C. Jones (Handball Council) Nov 22, 2010
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