Friday, 15 December 2017 21:33

Clondrohid, Co. Cork G.A.A. History

  Mid Cork Club Steeped In G.A.A. Football Heritage   In close proximity to Macroom town, situated just a short distance off the main Macroom/Millstreet road lies a Co. Cork country village who can trace the foundation of the local G.A.A. club back to 1888, just a mere four years after the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association by Michael Cusack and colleagues. Neighbours Macroom, a large town steeped in gaelic football folklore, had to wait until 1909 before they…
Monday, 02 October 2017 20:55

Shamrocks GAA Club, Shanbally, Co. Cork

Cork Carrigdhoun Club Steeped in History The Club was founded in 1898 but the origins of hurling go back to 1828 when a local Landlord Captain William Connor of the Ballybricken Estate in Shanbally first mustered a team to engage with Kilmoney from Carrigaline.  Captain Conner, Trinity College educated, was an Officer on Board the English warship Bellerophon where Napoleon handed over his sword in surrender after the battle of Waterloo. Hurling had its roots and later and even before…
Monday, 18 September 2017 22:05

Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff, Co. Cork

In Glengarriff, Co. Cork, at the mouth of the famous Ring of Beara Peninsula, stands one of Ireland’s most historic hotels with a proud traditon to preserve and promote around the globe. ScoreBoardMemories.com is an Irish Heritage Website established in 2005 and in a recent major revamp of the website in the Autumn of 2017, one new category now incorporated is “Historic Irish Businesses”. The Eccles Hotel is a stand out special entry within our new category. Eccles Hotel is…
Passage West, Co. Cork, The Main Shipping Port Of Cork In 18th Century Ireland Our Town – Our Place Passage West, Co. Cork (An Pasáiste Thiar) is a port town situated on the west bank of Cork Harbour. It is some 10km from Cork city centre, close to all city services of shopping and amenities. The town was designated a conservation area in the 2003 Cork County Development Plan. The G.A.A. club has been at the helm of sport in…
Nano Nagle - Cork woman Established Ursulines Convents Nano Nagle, a spiritual missionary hailed from the beautiful Blackwater vales that stream around north Cork right down to the eastern shorelines. Born at Ballygriffin, Killavullen, between Mallow and Fermoy in 1718, Nano’s life began at a time when England ruled Ireland and sought to eradicate the catholic religion in Ireland. Nano Nagle’s forebearers were prominent land owners but their christian values were not finding favour with the authorities and great swamps…
Saturday, 07 December 2013 21:18

Edel Quinn - Famous Cork Missionary

Edel Quinn - Cork Born Missionary Became Legion Of Mary Explorer An extraordinary famous daughter of Ireland whose life spanned a mere thirty six years. In that short lifetime she is known by Catholics worldwide for her great and historic spirituality in foreign lands. The Legion of Mary was spread worldwide by the great work of people such as Kanturk, Co. Cork, born Edel Quinn. Edel had wonderful qualities of beauty and humour and was especially pretty, and had no…