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Donal McSweeney (b. 1931) and Mary McSweeney

Donal McSweeney (b. 1931) and Mary McSweeney

Gortnafunshion, Ballyvourney, Co. Cork

 

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On 11th February each year, the Pattern Day of St Gobnait is celebrated at Baile Bhúirne. In early February 2004, Donal McSweeney and his neighbour Mary McSweeney visited St Gobnait’s shrine where this recording was compiled. Mary explains the local tradition of ‘doing 21 rounds of the well in the morning after fasting and walking from home’. This is carried out on twenty-one consecutive mornings. She and Donal describe the individual tradition enacted at each station. Donal recounts the story of St Gobnait, the lore of the saint in the area, and the cures which have been associated with the well. The tradition of doing the rounds is almost as old as time, and prayer is offered up in the old form of daisy chanting. Donal provides a vivid history of the church building, the Sheela na Gig, and the stone head of Gadaí Dubh over the arch of the church. As the recording comes to a close, Mary describes the pre-Christian custom of emptying the water from the well. Inscription on the stone by Seamus Murphy at St Gobnait’s Well: "Go mbeannaighe Dia dhuit/ A Ghobnait naomtha,/ Go mbeannuighe Dia dhuit/ Is beannuighim féin dhuit./ Is chughat-sa thánag ag/ Gearrán mo scéal leat,/ Is a d`iarrraidh mo leighis/ Ar son Dé ort."


Number of files: 4
File size(s): 24.24 MB, 9.48 MB, 11.18 MB, 8.29 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork county, first series
Product ID: CDCK01-07
Subject: St Gobnait’s holy well
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 58:15


Donncha Ó Luasa

Donncha Ó Luasa

Ballyvourney, Co. Cork

 

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Donncha Ó Luasa is a teacher in Ballyvourney and he travelled to Gougane Barra to meet with Donal Kelleher, a local bagpipe player to compile this recording. Donal introduces the recording by playing a haunting tune on the pipes, and Donncha recounts the traditional story of the association of St Finbarr and Gougane Barra, and the later story of Fr Denis O’Mahony who built the church on the island. Donal describes the archaeological remains which are testament to the existence of layers of civilisation in this remote area of Ireland. He discusses the family names, principally the O’Learys who arrived after the Norman invasion, and recalls the people whose families are buried here. Donal recites his epic poem which he wrote in dedication to Gougane Barra. At the conclusion of the recording he recalls and describes the importance of the fair days in Ballymakeera and other local towns.


Number of files: 3
File size(s): 54.23 MB, 23.56 MB, 7.03 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork county, first series
Product ID: CDCK01-09
Subject: Gougane Barra
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 77:07


John Joe Kavanagh (b. 1935)  (part 2)

John Joe Kavanagh (b. 1935) (part 2)

Kilshanny, Mallow, Co. Cork

 

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At Dromahane Castle, the seat of the O’Callaghan family, retired school teacher John Joe Kavanagh recalls the old family and speaks at length about the family members over many generations. The recording continues along the road towards the St. Gobnait’s cell, locally known as Abbey’s Well, where famine victims found their rest. John Joe Kavanagh provides a most revealing description of this holy place. Across the fields stands a treble ring fort called Liss an Uisce, in the townland of Laharn, where John Joe recounts the fascinating lore associated with this ancient site.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 44.65 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork county, first series
Product ID: CDCK01-12
Subject: Local history
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 48:52


Willie Larkin, Raymond O’Sullivan  and Norma Bowman

Willie Larkin, Raymond O’Sullivan and Norma Bowman

Tullylease, Newmarket, and Kanturk, Co. Cork

 

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The site of the sixteenth century St Beircheart’s Church in Tullylease, now in ruins, is the location for this recording with Willie Larkin, Raymond O’Sullivan and Norma Bowman. St Beircheart, known locally as St. Ben is an early Christian saint. Each of the people featured in this fine recording brought to it their own area of expertise – Willie Larkin explains the niceties of the local lore, Raymond O’Sullivan is an expert on local history and Norma Bowman provides details of the rich archaeology in the area. Willie explains that Tullylease was the last place in Ireland in which Druidic pagan customs were practiced, until the arrival of St Bericheart. Near the ruined church can be seen a bullán which has always been known locally as the Hind Stone, which has a strong association with old beliefs.


Number of files: 5
File size(s): 25.10 MB, 8.42 MB, 10.91 MB, 10.32 MB, 10.61 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork county, first series
Product ID: CDCK01-13
Subject: St Beircheart
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 71:32


Fr Robert Ford and Seamus O’Sullivan

Fr Robert Ford and Seamus O’Sullivan

Fermoy, Co. Cork and Broadford, Co. Limerick

 

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Fr Robert Ford is the retired parish priest of Tullylease, who has great knowledge to impart about St Beircheart and the very strong devotion to the saint which has been evident down through the generations. He describes the connection between the cross slab in Tullylease and those at Lindisfarne, in fascinating detail. Seamus O’Sullivan had a diverse view on St Patrick’s supposed visit to the area, and a most interesting and enlightening discussion ensued. Fr Forde speaks about the uniqueness of Tullylease and its hinterland and recalls the strong tradition of stonemasonry which existed here in the middle ages.


Number of files: 4
File size(s): 11.44 MB, 10.94 MB, 14.36 MB, 10.62 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork county, first series
Product ID: CDCK01-14
Subject: Local history
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 51:50


Connie Murphy

Connie Murphy

Allihies, Co. Cork

 

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Allihies situated at the tip of the Beara peninsula, County Cork, is an extraordinary place by any standard. Connie Murphy speaks with great authority about the Copper Mines of the 19th century, their great social importance and indeed their visual legacy to this remote headland. Commie also explores the abundance of rich archaeological sites to be found locally.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 47.75 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork county, first series
Product ID: CDCK01-32
Subject: Connie Murphy tells us about the Copper Mines in Allihies on the tip of the Beara Peninsula in West Cork
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 52:16


John Cooney and Michael O'Gorman

John Cooney and Michael O'Gorman

Caherhurley, Co. Clare

 

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John Cooney has farmed the land in historic Caherhurley, Co. Clare, where one of the largest cahers (i.e. ancient city) in Ireland stands. John, together with historian, Michael O'Gorman, helped to unlock for me some of the secrets and folklore of the island.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 54.43 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Clare county, first series
Product ID: CDCL01-07
Subject: The fascinating secrets of historic Caherhurley, Co. Clare
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 59:34


Michael Shannon and Jack Garrihy

Michael Shannon and Jack Garrihy

Doolin, Co. Clare

 

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Michael Shannon and Jack Garrihy are both from Doolin, County Clare. I was amazed at the early archaeology which Michael showed me in Doolin. On the way home I called to Jack Garrihy's house, just outside Doolin and Jack spoke about the local lore and the old cures of the area.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 43.67 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Clare county, first series
Product ID: CDCL01-08
Subject: Talk of folk memories and rich archaeological sites around Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 47:48


Seán O'Halloran

Seán O'Halloran

New Quay, Co. Clare

 

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Seán O'Halloran is a retired farmer, archaeologist and folklore collector from North Clare. The ancient church grounds and recently restored church were visited by Seán and myself. His knowledge of the place was outstanding.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 45.95 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Clare county, first series
Product ID: CDCL01-09
Subject: The folklore and the ancient church grounds at New Quay in County Clare
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 50:18


Risteárd Ua Cróinín

Risteárd Ua Cróinín

 

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Risteárd Ua Cróinín is a Conservation Officer with Clare County Council. We explored the amazing Romanesque church at Dysert O'Dea, also a holy well, early Christian church remains, a ring fort and ancient roadways. This was a fascinating and illuminating interview.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 44.52 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Clare county, first series
Product ID: CDCL01-10
Subject: Dysert O'Dea and other historic sites
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 48:44


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