The launch of the 2017 Journal of the Skibbereen & District Historical Society took place on Saturday July 29th. The Journal was launched by Simon Kingston, organiser of the West Cork History Festival, which was such an outstanding success over the weekend July 28th – 30th.

Vol 13 of Skibbereen & District Historical Society Journal contains 16 articles covering a diverse and very varied mix of subjects.

The articles included in the 2017 Journal are –

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Group of contributors and members of Skibbereen & District Historical Society pictured at the launch of the 2017 Journal at the West Cork History Festival at Rosebank on Saturday July 29th.

The Blood and Bandage (The story of the Cork GAA jersey)’, by Samuel Kingston.

‘James Gilbert Cunningham: Tracking the Transnational History of a West Cork Dynamiter’, by Patrick J. Mahoney.

‘Meanderings through Cloghdonnell’, by Brendan Lyons.

‘Dr George Vickery – Dispensary Doctor for the Ballymartle District 1871-1886’, by Fergal Browne.

‘Fiction and the Famine Farmsteads’, by Pádraig G. Lane.

‘Dá mbeinnse óg arís – A Trip down Memory Lane’, by Brendan McCarthy.

‘A Cross-Shaft at Coosheen, Schull’, by Gillian Boazman.

‘The Agricultural Labourer – Skibbereen 1893: A review of the report by Mr Arthur Wilson Fox’, by Tony McCarthy.

‘Angela Burdett-Coutts: “Queen of Baltimore”’, by Jasper Ungoed-Thomas.

‘Castletownshend links to the Anglo-Zulu War’, by Maura Cahalane.

‘Mortimer Moynahan: the forgotten Fenian leader’, by William Casey.

‘Peadar Ó hAnnracháin (1873-1965)’, by Eugene Daly.

‘Rock Art at Derreennaclogh, Co. Cork’, By Finola Finlay and Robert Harris.

‘Frederick Parslow VC’, by Victoria Kingston.

‘Garda Detective Officer Timothy (Tadhg) O’Sullivan 1896-1929’, by Colm Wallace.

‘The Skellig Lists’, by Eugene Daly.

The Journal is available at numerous outlets in Skibbereen and throughout West Cork.

Society’s 2017 Journal launched