Monthly Archives: February 2017

Seine Boats

The Boat-builders: Folklore Kerry Boat Building Family’s Danny Gleeson described how the Gleesons migrated from the Bantry area to the Castlecove area pre the 1840’s and have been building timber boats in Skehanagh since the 1850s. Starting with Tom Gleeson, the craft was passed to James and from James to Dick and Davy. Danny is…
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Daniel O Connell

O’Connell championed Catholic Emancipation and Irish popular politics. In Britain his importance to liberal reform transcended his role as an Irish leader. In the United States those schooled in his ideas of mass democracy copied his methods. He was remarkably liberal, realising and urging not only the potential of emerging democratic forces but also the…
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