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Fáilte! Thank you for looking in on my genealogical journey of research and discovery focused on the Mac Carthy family of Kilbarry and the Market Square, Dunmanway.

The primary aim of this blog is to act as a platform for the various pieces of information I have found when researching this particular branch of the Mac Carthy Clan. Not only do I examine individual family members, I also review and detail events, topics, people and artifacts of interest during the different times when they lived. So, in earnest, my goal is to gain a better understanding of my paternal family’s genealogical and social history, and hopefully create an engaging picture of the world in which they lived.

Figure 2. Bridge Street, Dunmanway, Co. Cork, taken by Robert French (1841–1917) for William Mervyn Lawrence’s commercial photographic collection of scenes throughout Ireland. The image shows a view of a quiet Market Square, circa 1911, with all attention clearly focused on photographer on the bridge, Mr French. The Mac Carthy home is the cream and red coloured four-bay, three-storey terraced building, third down from the right, facing east towards the marketplace.

All the research is compiled by me, Fintan, the seventh generation of the Mac Carthy family to come from the old home place in the Market Square.

Please feel free to leave a comment, send me a query, or share any insights and information you may have.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Images

  1. French, R., & Lawrence, W.  (ca. 1865-1914). Main Street, Dunmanway, Co. Cork. The Lawrence Photograph Collection, National Library of Ireland. Retrieved from catalogue.nli.ie
  2. French, R., & Lawrence, W.  (ca. 1865-1914). Bridge Street, Dunmanway, Co. Cork. The Lawrence Photograph Collection, National Library of Ireland. Retrieved from catalogue.nli.ie