Early Morning Dunmanway by Séamus Mac Cárṫaiġ (1967)

Painted in 1967, Early Morning Dunmanway captures a moment that was commonly seen across towns and villages throughout Ireland – a small collective of local men standing sentinel observing the community coming and going about their daily business. Such small groups were consequently nicknamed "corner boys". The gathering represented here are found outside "Nealums", a … Continue reading Early Morning Dunmanway by Séamus Mac Cárṫaiġ (1967)

1828 Registry of Deeds reference for Owen (Charles) McCarthy regarding his premises located in the west end of Main street, (Market Square)

A nice find from the Registry of Deeds Cork Land Indices 1833–1835 for a lease dated 1st August 1828 concerning several premises in the lands of Dunmanway North, within the parish of Fanlobbus, from Sackville H. Cox and others to Andrew Hamilton, for the lives of Edward, James and Henry Atkins, and for 1000 years … Continue reading 1828 Registry of Deeds reference for Owen (Charles) McCarthy regarding his premises located in the west end of Main street, (Market Square)

The 1848 House Book Records for the town of Dunmanway and Owen Charles McCarthy of house 12 Main Street (Market Square)

Over the last few weeks I have examined in some detail the insightful nineteenth-century Valuation Office House Books for the town of Dunmanway. Within these pages I have paid particular focus to my paternal 4 x great grand-uncle Owen Charles McCarthy (c. 1789–1859) who was the first of our household based at the Market Square. … Continue reading The 1848 House Book Records for the town of Dunmanway and Owen Charles McCarthy of house 12 Main Street (Market Square)

Owen Charles McCarthy attendee at Failure of the Potato Crop Meeting in Dunmanway, 1846

A reference to Owen C. (Charles) McCarthy of Dunmanway in attendee of the "Failure of the Potato Crop Meeting in Dunmanway" as reported in The Evening Packet, dated Saturday, August 29th, 1846. Owen Charles was born at Kilbarry West about 1780 and died in his residence at the Market Square in March 1859. In his … Continue reading Owen Charles McCarthy attendee at Failure of the Potato Crop Meeting in Dunmanway, 1846

Cancelled Books for the district of Dunmanway at the Valuation Office, Dublin

Today visited the Valuation Office, at the Irish Life Centre, Dublin to photograph the Cancelled Books for the district (town) of Dunmanway (North and South), Co. Cork, as part of my continuing research into property holdings of the McCarthy family with the Civil Parish of Fanlobbus. While the Cork County books have been scanned in full, the … Continue reading Cancelled Books for the district of Dunmanway at the Valuation Office, Dublin