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Ilen Rovers teams from 1970s and early 1980s

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Carbery Show

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Official Opening of Council Depot at Marsh Road, Skibbereen

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Christy Crowley’s Garage

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A new consignment of cars being delivered to Christy Crowley’s Garage, Market Street, Skibbereen, in the late 1970s. It was a very prominent business in Skibbereen in the 1960s and 70s. As far as we can remember, the garage closed in the early 1990s.

Scenes from Skibbereen in the snow

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Theatre in Skibbereen

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O’Donovan Rossa GAA Club U14 hurling team from the year 2000.

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Rossa GAA Club under age teams from mid-1970s

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West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen

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At the launch of the ‘Skibb 81’ exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture at West Cork Arts Centre, then at North Street, were Florence MacCarthy, Mary O’Brien, chairwoman of West Cork Arts Centre, Pauline Bewick, guest exhibitor, and Mary Dennehy.

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Pictured at the launch of a children’s Art Blitz at West Cork Arts Centre, then at North Street, Skibbereen.

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Skibbereen & West Carbery Golf Club

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Skibbereen Rugby Club

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Castlehaven GAA Club

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The Castlehaven team which beat Rosscarbery in the final of the SW U12 league in 1975.
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The Castlehaven team which beat Kilmacabea in the SW Junior A Football Championship in 1976.

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Skibbereen Dynamos AFC in the 1970s

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Remember when … Skibbereen Soccer Club celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017, having been founded in 1967. We came across this photograph recently and it stirred some memories. In the late 1970s the Soccer Club ran a series of seven-a-side tournaments, the matches being played in the Brothers’ Field. The tournaments were organised by the late Joe Cottom and his bother Richie, who died in December 2017. This photo of one of those seven-a-side teams is, we think, from either 1978 or 1979. Included are, back, from left, Ronnie Carthy, Mick McInerney, John O’Donovan and the late Karl Swanton. Front, from left, Gerard O’Brien, Philip O’Regan, Kieran O’Sullivan and Frank Swanton.
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One of the teams that took part in the seven-a-side soccer tournament, organised by Skibbereen Dynamos AFC, in Skibbereen, probably in the mid-1970s. Back from left, Peter Walley, John Evans, Jim Nolan, and Tim McCarthy. Front, from left, Donie Hodnet, Brendan Terry, Michael McInerney and Pat Carey.
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One of the teams that took part in the seven-a-side soccer tournament organised by Skibbereen Dynamos AFC, in Skibbereen, sometime in the mid-1970s. Back, from left, Ger O’Donovan, Pat Dwyer, John Holland and John Hurley. Front, from left, Charles McCarthy, Walter Power, Bobby Daly and Tony Thornhill.
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Skibbereen Dynamos AFC team from the early 1970s. Back, from left, John Joe O’Sullivan, Peter Walley, Ronnie O’Donovan, Mick McInerney and John O’Neill. Front, from left, Bobby Draper, Tadhg McCarthy, Mick O’Sullivan, David Fahy, Donie Hurley and John Hickey.

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Skibbereen Athletic Club mid-1970s

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JUNE 1976: The Skibbereen Athletic Club team which won the men’s novice relay event at Ballinadee Sports. From left, Denis O’Driscoll, Derry Deane, Joe Hurley and Johnny Hurley.
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Skibbereen Athletic Club members, from left, Joe Hurley, Peter O’Sullivan, Ger O’Donovan and Pat Maher. Probably 1975 or 76.
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1975: First three home in the 800 metres at the West Cork novice championships at Ballineen. From left, Ger O’Donovan, Skibbereen, first; P. Cronin, Dohenys, second, and Joe Hurley, Skibbereen, third.
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First three home in the men’s 800m race at the West Cork Senior Championships at Skibbereen. From left, Peter O’Sullivan, Skibbereen, first, Willie Grainger, Bandon, second, and Ger O’Donovan, Skibbereen, third.

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1980: Members of Skibbereen Athletic Club who participated in the Dunmanway AC Open Sports.

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FEBRUARY 1976: First three home in the boys’ U16 race at the West Cork Cross-Country Championships at Bantry. From left, Andy Collins, Skibbereen, first; J. O’Sullivan, Durrus, Second, and Derry Deane, Skibbereen, third.

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Skibbereen Welcome Home Week & Maid of the Isles Festival early 1970s

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Skibbereen Sports Committee and Friends, July 1910. Mr. P.J. Collins, President.

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This photo is of the annual Horse Fair which was held in Skibbereen each year on August 20th. It was once a very busy day in Skibbereen. It’s interesting to note that Mardyke House was still there in this photo. The landscape has changed dramatically here in the past while, with the new Aldi store now filling in a large part of this space. Can you help us date this photo?

Skibbereen PTAA members in the mid-1970s

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THE year 2017 represents a very significant milestone in the history of the Temperance Movement in Skibbereen. Two-hundred years ago the first Temperance Society in Ireland and Europe was founded in Skibbereen. Skibbereen & District Historical Society has published a few posts on its website to mark the occasion. The Society has been given a few photographs which, we are sure, will be of great general interest to Skibbereen people at home and abroad. The above photo from the mid-1970s is of members of the Skibbereen Pioneer Total Abstinence Association having been presented with certificates to mark twenty-five years membership of the Pioneers. We know some of those in the picture, but not all. Can you help us? If you can name those or some of those in the photo please email us using the reply facility below.

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3 thoughts on “Gallery

  • 25/03/2017 at 10:31 am
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    Paragon picture- front left lady is my grandmother Margaret O’Regan and my grandfather Redmond O’Regan is back row very left.
    My uncle, Redmond O’Regan Jr is in the confirmation picture back row very centre and in the boys national school 2nd row 2nd from the left.
    Lovely to see these. Would love to see more!

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  • 25/03/2017 at 11:07 pm
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    Paragon picture- front left lady is my grandmother Peggy O’Regan and my grandfather Redmond O’Regan is back row very left.
    My uncle, Redmond O’Regan Jr is in the confirmation picture back row very centre and in the boys national school 2nd row 2nd from the left.
    Lovely to see these. Would love to see more!

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  • 21/08/2017 at 12:23 am
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    Skibbereen PTAA picture: The man standing in the middle of the back row (5th from left) is James O’Sullivan, Bluid, Castlehaven. James farmed in Bluid until he suffered a stroke in 1986 at which point he moved to live with his daughter, Eileen Daly, Church Cross. We all remember James as a very hard-working, generous and kind man who loved company and who devoted himself to the care of his wife, Dotie, who suffered illness throughout her later years. He died in 1993 and is buried in Castlehaven new cemetery.

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