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Ancient Sweet Donoughmore: Life In An Irish Rural Parish To 1900

Ancient Sweet Donoughmore chronicles the growth of an Irish rural district in Mid-Cork to the beginning of the twentieth century. Along this journey the archaeology, early Christian and medieval periods are explored; leading to a study of the religious and agrarian aspects; the Great Famine and development of education culminating in an examination of the economy and the land question. Donoughmore is an old and historic district with the richest storehouse of pre historic monuments in Munster. Its early Christian church is synonymous with the patron saint Lachtin whose reliquary is one of the finest examples of 12th century metalwork in Ireland. Through a long period of settlement, a story of cultural identity and fortitude is unfolded relating to the people who inherited that landscape. Primary evidence never previously published gives the reader a direct and fascinating insight into the lives of people and transports them though a time tunnel of suspense and intrigue with some surprises.

" A very interesting and informative piece of work which is well sourced and referenced"
John Coolahan, Professor Emeritus of Education National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

" The book enhances and enriches our understanding of this storied locality"
John A Murphy, Emeritus Professor of History UCC.

" A scholary and truely monumental body of work that will be treasured for future generations"
Michael Galvin, Author and Historian.

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Book Price: Standard - €25 || Hardback (limited) - €40

Ireland: Postage & Packaging of - €10.50

United Kingdom: Postage & Packaging of - €14.25

United States: Postage & Packaging of - €20.75

Rest Of World: Postage & Packaging of - €20.75

The new publication on Donoughmore (priced at 25 euro) entitled Ancient Sweet Donoughmore:Life in an Irish Rural Parish to 1900 is available in the following outlets:

Donoughmore: Jamsie’s Shop & P.O. Stuake, Peg’s Shop, Firmount & Dairygold, Firmount.
Aghabullogue: Cremin's Foodstore.
Ballincollig: Healy’s P.O., & Quish’s Super Valu.
Bandon: Bandon Books, Riverside Shopping Centre.
Berrings: Dan Donovan & Co. Ltd. , O’ Regan’s Bar, Rea.
Blarney: Blarney Woollen Mills, Centra Filling Station (BFS) & Super Valu.
Bweeng: Bweeng P.O.
Cloghroe: Cloghroe Stores & P.O.
Coachford: Murphy’s Centra.
Cork City: Eason’s & Waterstones, Patrick St., Liam Ruiséal Teo ,50 Oliver Plunkett St., Vibes & Scribes, Lavitt’s Quay.
Dripsey: Griffin’s Garden Centre.
Grenagh: Costcutter Store.
Leemont Cross, Carrigrohane: O'Donovan's Service Station and Shop.
Macroom: McCarthy's Newsagents.
Mallow: Philip’s Bookshop, Bank Place.
Rylane: Crowley’s Shop & P.O.
Tower: O’ Leary’s Centra.

By the same author:

- A History of Donoughmore Hurling and Football Club (1985)

- Souvenir booklet for Donoughmore GAA tour to America (1985)

- Official programme for the opening of the Fr. Condon Memorial Field (1986)

- Official programme for the opening and blessing of Páirc Eoin Mhic Chárthaigh (2002)

- Tribute booklet on the official opening and blessing of memorial to Jackie O’ Shea (2012)