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This tower house, or castle is situated close to the Fergus Estuary, about 7 km from Shannon and was built ...
Hastings Farmhouse Restoration
Help save Hastings Farmhouse! Since 2012, Dúchas na Sionna has been working to preserve a local landmark, Hastings Farmhouse, used as ...
THE GRAVEYARD IN BUNRATTY is beautiful and features a notable gravestone, over an empty grave, of Private R.W. Williams. A Teenage ...
Progress on the Hastings Farmhouse Restoration Project
The plan by Dúchas na Sionna to restore Hastings Farmhouse is once again moving forward. Over the past year and ...
Slí na Mara Boreen
Slí na Mara Boreen is part of the original routeway into the townland of Tullyvarraga. The route is shown on ...
The 1938 strike at Rineanna Airport
In 1938 construction of Ireland's new international air base were underway at Rineanna. Working conditions were difficult and the workers were unsatisfied with the rate of pay. In February 1938 the men started a strike that lasted for ten weeks.
The Birth of a Town
Introduction The 1950s marked a period of severe economic stagnation and rising emigration levels in Ireland. It was clear that the ...
The capture of Brigadier General Lucas
Brigadier General Cuthbert Henry Tindall Lucas arrived in Ireland on 1st November 1919 when he assumed command of the 16th ...
The Cearnach McMahon
Plunder and piracy in Rineanna during the Famine Stonehall National School’s submission to the Irish Folklore Commission contains a fascinating ...
The Ralahine Commune
Ralahine is a townland located about three miles south east of Newmarket on Fergus village. It was the location for ...