Lough Gur and District Journal

Presented by Limerick Libraries in association with the Lough Gur & District Historical Society

With grateful thanks to Transition Year students, Tara McDonagh & Emer McMahon, who did much of the work on this page.

 

                    Vol.1, 1985

  • Editorial, p1
  • The Siege of Lough Gur Castle 1641 by Mary Quinlan, p3
  • Campaign Hill and Fr. Matt Ryan by Tom McNamara, p7
  • The History of Fedamore by Gladys O'Donnell, p14
  • The Scrap...The Trouble...The Revolution by Denis Smith, p16
  • Herbertstown by Mary Mulcahy, p20
  • Gleanings from the Coote Household Accounts, 1776-1785 by Dr. Chris O'Mahony, p23
  • Ballingirlough by Marie Leo, p 31
  • Arch-Bishop Dermot O'Hurley by Harry Greensmith, p35
  • Balllybrood by Michael McElligott, p47
  • Medieval Dwellings at Caherguillamore by Canon James Culhane P.P. p49
  • Headstones of Tempall Nua by Michael J. Quinlan, p51
  • Ingoldsby Family of Ballybricken-1731 by Michael Weekes, p62
  • The Romance of Caherelly Castle by Michael Weeks, p64
  • The Ballybricken Chalice-Diocese of Emly by Michael Weeks, p68
  • Caherelly-Ballybricken by Michael J. Quinlan, p70

 

 

                    Vol. 2, 1986

  • Local History and a Tribute to Stained Glass by Fr. Conor Ryan, p1
  • Leylines by Losinski, p5
  • Knockainey Dramatic Society 1942-54 by Denis Smyth, p7
  • Grange by Marie Leo, p9
  • Dysert Laurence Parish by James Grene Barry, p13
  • Trip to Glenosheen by Harry Grenesmyth, p17
  • Kilmallock Union by S. C. O'Mahony, p19
  • Gods and Fighting Men by Denis Smyth, p24
  • Loingeas Lochlannach i Loch Gair by Mainchin Seoighe, p25
  • The Grand Jury by Michael McElligott, p26
  • Looking Back by Michael Dwyer, p27
  • Limerick's Mitre and Crozier by Canon James Culhane, p30
  • Murrough O'Brien, Bishop of Emly by Eileen McElligott, p31
  • The Hunted [poem] by Johnat Dillon, p32
  • Geoffrey de Marisco by Michael O'Sullivan, p33
  • Hedge-Dating in Ireland by Thomas McNamara, p37
  • J. J Finnan - better known as 'Myles', p41
  • Grange Ambush by Harry Greensmyth, p42
  • Longford Bridge by P. Hinchy, p43
  • A Local Perspective on the History of the Church Architecture by Donncha Mac Gabhann, p46
  • Martyrs for the Faith by Eilleen McElligott, p55
  • Boom by Harry Greensmith, p56
  • Bruff 3,000, 'Oliol Ollum', p57
  • Evolution of Civilisation by Tom McNamara, p63
  • Irish Chiefs and Leaders by Denis Smyth, p70
  • Patrickswell Graveyard by Michael Quinlan, p71
  • Sir John Burke by Eileen McElligott, p80
  • Stone Circles by Michael Hedderman, p82
  • Skimmed Milk? by Guy E. Mitchell, p87
  • The Great Famine and the Humble Potato by Mary Quinlan, p88
  • Calendar by Marie Leo, p92

 

 

                    Vol. 3, 1987

  • Kilmallock Workhouse - Emigration From, 1848-60 by Chris O'Mahoney, p1
  • The Tributaries of the Maigue by Michael Corbett, p9
  • John Daly & his Recollections by Eileen McElligott, p16
  • Herbal History by Sally Losinska, p17
  • Incident in the Tithe War by Gerard O'Riordan, p25
  • The Duchy Of Cornwall by Harry Greensmith, p28
  • R.I.C Barracks by I. T. Moriar, p31
  • The Kenmare (Browne) Estate by Michael O'Sullivan, p35
  • A Legal Deed in Irish by Daithi O hOgain, p37
  • The Ruadh Suidhe by Thomas McNamara, p38
  • Tara Excavations by Michael Dwyer, p39
  • Barrows & Standing Stones by Christine Tarbett, p50
  • Lough Gur Monsters! by Julian Losinski, p54
  • Knockainey in Ancient Times by Tom Mc Namara, p56
  • Limerick Curfew Murder, p60
  • The Problem of St.Patrick by Liam Irwin, p67
  • Archaeology Artifact & Modern Art by Samuel Walshe, p70
  • Vestry Notes by Michael McElligott, p77
  • Ode by Risteard O'Pinginn, p79
  • 1868 Election by Mary Quinlan, p80
  • The Stepping Stones by Denis Smith, p82
  • To Joyce [poem] by P. Hinchy, p84
  • Calendar by Sally Losinska, p85
  • Knockainey Church [headstone inscriptions], p86
  • Chairman's Address, p100

 

 

                    Vol. 4, 1988 

  • Forsooth! by Sally Losinska, p1
  • Irish Prehistory Archaeology by Christine Tarbett, p4
  • Oliver Harty by Harry Greensmyth, p7
  • Lough Gur Ten Years On  by Rose Clery, p8
  • John Francis Fitzgerald - "Honey" Fitz 1863-1950 by Michael Quinlan, p11
  • Church Plate by Tom McNamara, p16
  • Ned Treacy, Patriot and Hurler by Harry Greensmith, p19
  • MacBrien I Cuanach by Michael O'Dwyer, p20
  • The O'Grady Papers by Barbara Danaher, p24
  • Early 20th Century Earthworks and Safe Houses in East Limerick by A. Mole, p27
  • Looking Through the Windows of the Past by Francis Byrne, p29
  • Phrenology! An Irish Pioneer of the System by M. Quinlan, p33
  • Neolithic Burials in the Lough Gur Area by Eoin Grogan, p35
  • Evictions at Hospital 1840 by Michael O'Sullivan, p39
  • Tithes, Griffith's and Census [townsland of Lough Gur] by Michael Quinlan, p42
  • Taibhse I Loch Gair by Mainchin Seoighe, p44
  • Food for Thought by Julian Losinski, p45
  • A Strange Adventure at Cahernorry by Dr. Dáithí Ó hÓgáin, p52
  • Manister Abbey by Austin Creegan, p54
  • Night of the Bolands, 7 March 1800 by Austin Creegan, p55
  • Lough Gur by Tom McNamara, p57
  • The Three Hail Mary Stones [poem] by Austin Cregan, p63
  • Edward Croker by P. Hinchy, p64
  • Seoirse Clancy - a belated footnote by Mary Quinlan, p68
  • Old Churchyard Knockainey [headstone inscriptions]by Michael Quinlan, p69
  • Calendar, p80
  • Chairperson's Address, p82

 

 

                    Vol. 5, 1989 

  • Garadh Earla and the Two Coopers by Jim Kemmy, p4
  • Recent Discoveries at Baggotstown [Ringbarrows] by Christine Tarbett, p7
  • Castle and Cabin by Michael Dwyer, p9
  • Designs for Cottages by Michael Cronin, p12
  • Siege of Bruff 1922 by Albert Ross, p14
  • The Indenture ... Origins and Consequences by Michael (Real O'Sullivan) Quinlan, p16
  • Ned O'Grady's Eviction by G. Garrow Green, p21
  • Night of the Big Wind by Harry Greensmyth, p24
  • The Modern Traveller to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt by Liam Irwin, p26
  • Cosmetics: the History by Aine Quinlan, p28
  • Extracts from the Book of Distribution and Survey 1601 
  • Ballybrood Applotment 1814 by Michael McElligott, p34
  • Kenmare Estates 1850-1880 by Michael O'Sullivan, p35
  • Knockainey & Patrickswell Population 1841-1971 by Michael J. Quinlan, p36
  • Delft Where? by Sally Losinska, p38
  • James II by Michael McElligott, p42
  • Bruff [description from Postal Directory of Munster, Francis Guy, 1886], p43
  • Herbertstown [description from Postal Directory of Munster, Francis Guy, 1886], p44
  • The Ordination of Dermot O Hurley 1581 by Benignus Millett, p45
  • Hospital [description from Postal Directory of Munster, Francis Guy, 1886], p47
  • Release Frank Ryan or Else!, p48
  • Extract from a Topographical Dictionary Ireland by Samuel Lewis, p52
  • An Nollaig i dTeach na mBocht: Lá Nollag 1877 by Máire Ní Chaoinleáin, p53
  • Folklore Collecting Around Lough Gur by Francis Rushe, p56
  • O'Grady Papers, p59
  • Missing History at Cashel by Sean McNamara, p60
  • Memories by Francis Byrne, p63
  • Trade Winds by P. Hinchy, p65
  • Fortress Bruff by L.Sertorious, p71
  • The Battle of Holycross by DeLacy, p72
  • The Coming of Christianity by Michael McElligott, p73
  • Grange by Tony Clancy, p74
  • Grange Churchyard [headstone inscriptions]by Michael Quinlan, p75


 

 

                    Vol. 6, 1990 

  • A Kilmallock Lady's Experiences in Dublin during the 1916 Easter Rising, p4
  • An Embryonic Army On Parade by Denis Crowley, p11
  • Double Ditch Fences in Ireland by by Michael Corbett, p13
  • From the Galtees to the Himalayas by Michael O'Dwyer, p15
  • Part of Our Heritage - Vocabulary by Maurice Walsh, p19
  • The Black Book of Limerick by Canon James Culhane, p24
  • Pishogues - Strange Practices in Times Past by Francis Byrne, p26
  • Their Likes Will Never Again be Seen by Micheáil Mac Uilleagóid, p28
  • A Forgotten Poet [John Francis O'Donnell] by Jim Kemmy T.D, p30
  • The Changing Claendar by Sally Losinska, p32
  • Bessie O'Brien Christitch by Tom McNamara, p34
  • Díonoícht by Michael Quinlan, p37
  • The Coulin: its History and Origin by Sean McNamara, p39
  • The Fenians by Micheáil Mac Uilleagóid, p41
  • Sulphurious Matter, Matchmaking in Former Times by A. McGuire Pattison, 42
  • Logh Gur [poem] by Breda Barry-Kerley, 43
  • From Past to Present: Where or Who is Weston? by Tony Browne, p45
  • David Fitzgerald by Michael J.Quinlan, p45
  • Gearóid Iarla agus Aine N'Chliar by Michael Quinlan, 46
  • First Farmer's Creamery in the British Islae at Hospital in 1884 by Ml. O'Sullivan, p49
  • Na Buachaillaí Bána by Lt. Col. P. O Dúinnín, p52
  • Molua: Saint of the Morning Star by Thomas Duhig, p54
  • 50 Years Ago, p57
  • The Village of Knockainey by Michael J. Quinlan, p62
  • Great Limerick Athletes: Jim Condon of Lough Gur by Séamus O Ceallaigh, p71
  • Turnpike Roads in Co. Limerick by P. J Meghen, p75
  • Ballinard Cemetary [sic] [headstone inscriptions] by Harry Greensmyth, p82


 

 

                    Vol. 7, 1991 

Legends & Fairy Lore

  • The Curse of Gearoid Iarla (i) (ii) p4
  • Magical Wildfowl, p7
  • Aine Cliar, p9
  • The "Stepping Stones" of Aine, p11
  • The Covetous Herdsboy, p14
  • The Tyranny of the Fitzgeralds (i) (ii) (iii), p15
  • Some Landmarks, p21
  • The Money Hole, p24
  • Hidden Treasure, p26
  • Fer Fi, p28
  • Inside Knockfennell (i) (ii), p30
  • The Hidden Palace, p33
  • The Fairies (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v), p37

 The Banshee, Funerals, Wakes, Graveyards

  • The Banshee (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v), p46
  • The Man who had No News, p54
  • Funerals and Wakes (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix), p59
  • The Fairy Host, p74
  • The Deaf Coach, p77
  • New Church, p78
  • Landlords, p80
  • Graveyards (i) (ii) (iii), p82

 The Year

  • Saint Bridget's Day (i) (ii), p88
  • Shrove (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v), p92
  • Lent, p101
  • Saint Patricks Day (i) (ii) (iii) (iv), p103
  • Easterl, p110
  • Bealtaine (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi), p112
  • Midsummer, p126
  • Lunasa (i) (ii) (iii) (iv), p128
  • Samhain (i) (ii) (iii), p134
  • Christmas (i) (ii) (iii), p139

 Other Religious Practices

  • The Mass Rock, p147
  • Sunday (i) (ii) (iii), p149
  • Priests (i) (ii), p155
  • True Devotion, p160
  • Notes and References by Daithi O hOgain
  • Contributors to this Compilation
  • Full List of Interviewees


 

 

                    Vol. 8, 1994

  • Editorial by Michael Quinlan
  • Chairman's Address by Pat Quilty
  • Cahirguillamore Born Bishop's Memories by Mainchin Seoighe, p5
  • Wednesday 25th November 1807 by Michael McElliot, p9
  • Missing Friends by Liam Irwin, p10
  • Pigeon House at Drombanna by Harry Greensmyth, p13
  • A Limnological Assessment of Lough Gur, Co.Limerick by Noreen M.Layden, p15
  • The Geraldines and the Florentine Connection by Daithi O hOgain, p22
  • The Century Sped On by Tom McNamara, p32
  • The Hinterland of Lough Gur by Michael McElligott, p36
  • Death of Eminent Archaeologist Professor S. P. O'Riordan - an extract from a Newspaper, 1957, p38
  • Rev. Father Michael Moloney (1866-1905), Priest and Patriot by Victor Senior, p40
  • The Siege of Knocklong by Tom Duhig, p49
  • The Servant Boy & The Servant Girl from "Up The Boreen" by Maurice Walsh, p53
  • Notes on the Involvement of Prof. E. MacNeill in the 1916 Rising by Sean MacDiarmada, p61
  • Ringfort by Harry Greensmyth, p68
  • The Unknown Fenian [Patrick Hassett] by Maureen Lynch, p70
  • The Ballinscoola Evictions by Billy Baggott, p75
  • Shooting of Patrick Lynch by Michael O'Sullivan, p77
  • Cist Burial at Baggotstown by Harry Greensmyth, p80
  • Clanwillian by Michael O'Dwyer, p82
  • Death of Mr. James Grene Barry, J.P - a Newspaper extract, 1929, p87
  • Very Petty Sessions by X.T.C, p89
  • A Glimpse of Poole's Glossary, p90
  • American Note 1944 by "Simplissimus", p93
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Prominent Hibernian Dies in Philadelphia - a Newspaper extract of 1989, p99
  • Frank Roche/Proinsias de Roiste (1866-1961) by Michael Quinlan, p100
  • Canon Michael English by Michael Quinlan, p110
  • Rural Living, p113
  • Limerick's Record, p113
  • Limerick V Tipperary 1911, p114
  • Hospital Graveyard [headstone inscriptions], p115
  • Calendar/Diary by Elizabeth Clifford, p125


 

 

                    Vol. 9, 1996

  • From Editor and Chairman by Michael Quinlan and Tom McNamara
  • Fairs and Faction Fights by Michael F. O Sullivan, p1
  • The Battle of Bruff 1793, p7
  • Extracts from Account Book 1866-67 by Thomas Fitzgibbon, p9
  • Kilfinane Moat or Fort by Anne Crowley, p13
  • Knockainey and its Surrounds by Maurice Walsh, p15
  • Logainmneacha ar bParoiste by Eamonn O hOgain, p17
  • A Victim of Ignorance [Brigid Cleary] by Harry Greensmyth, p18
  • Kilfrush by Michael F. O'Sullivan, p20
  • A History of the Knights Hospitallers by Malachy Powell, p24
  • The Famine, p36
  • Recollections by Michael O Dwyer, p44
  • Flax Seed Sowing 1796 by Harry Greensmyth, p49
  • Three Noons - One Day by Sean Gallagher, p54
  • East Limerick News by Sean Gallagher, p57
  • Sweet Ballingarde Must I Leave You by Harry Greensmyth, p58
  • Jeremiah Curtin (1835-1906) by Michael Quinlan, p62
  • The Famine Years, p68
  • The Legend of Lough Gur by T. Crofton Croker, p69
  • Ballybrood by Michael McElligott, p72
  • "Terry Alts" or Murder at Clonegad by Austin Cregan, p73
  • East Limerick Decies by Mainchin Seoighe, p76
  • Owen Bresnan (1848-1912) by Tom McNamara, p78
  • Secretary's report by Elizabeth Clifford, p81
  • Hospital Graveyard [headstone inscriptions], p85


 

 

                    Vol. 10, 1998 

  • Chairman's Address by Austin Cregan, p1
  • Editorial by Michael Quinlan, p2
  • General Oliver Harty by Harry Greensmyth, p3
  • Battle of Moanmore AD 1151 by M. Dwyer, p4
  • Tullovin Castle by Margaret & Mary O'Keefe, p8
  • Limerick in 1798 - and the Death of Staker Wallis by Mainchin Seoighe, p10
  • Parnell - The Split: Some Local Aspects by Michael O'Sullivan, p13
  • The Limerick Hotel, Moree, New South Wales 1861-1896 by Vic Senior, p16
  • The De Salis Estate by Tom McNamara, p19
  • Father: nationalist - son: Imperalist [J. K. Bracken] by Harry Greensmyth, p21
  • The Lough Gur Area During the Sieges of Limerick 1690-91 by Dr. Liam Irwin, p26
  • The Prehistoric Antiquities of and Around Lough Gur [1869] by Professor Harkness, p28
  • The Irish Nightingale [Catherine Hayes] by Dr Martin Barrett, p33
  • Amnesty Meeting at Bruff by Michael O'Sullivan, p34
  • A Short History of Maigue Abbey by Austin Cregan, p39
  • Nicholas Flood Davin M.P by Harry Greensmyth, p41
  • Farewell to Knocktoo and the P.17 by A. M. Busch, p42
  • He Cannot Read his Tombstone When he is Dead [John Joe Ryan] by Harry Greensmyth, p43
  • What's in a Name? by Morris Brannock, p46
  • Excavation at Rathjordan by Harry Greensmyth, p48
  • Paddy Holmes talking to Maurice O'Reagan, Kilfinane, p49
  • Joe Higgins of Camass by Austin Cregan, p51
  • Who Fears to Speak of '98? by Michael Quinlan, p52
  • Book Reviews by Sean McNamara, p54
  • The Lough Gur and District Historical Society - Diary '96-98 by Elizabeth Clifford, p59
  • Field Trips [photographs], p61
  • Hospital Graveyard [headstone inscriptions], p63


 

 

                    Vol.11, 2000

  • Chairman's Address by Austin Cregan, p1
  • Editor's Address by Michael O'Sullivan p2
  • The life and times of Dr.Thomas Fennell, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly by Rev. Sean Fennelly, p3
  • Crime and Punisment in Early Ireland by Liam Irwin, p12
  • Attack on Kilmallock Barracks on 28th May 1920 by Mike Raftery, p15 
  • Dr. Peter Kavanagh reflects on his life, his brother Patrick Kavanagh, and the Ireland he used to know, p19
  • The Cistercian Abbeys of Tipperary by Fr. Flannan Hogan, p23
  • 1798-1799 by Michael F. O'Sullivan, p26
  • Faith Healing and Miracle Cures throughout the Ages by Sean McNamara, p30
  • Our Story - Faithful Companions of Jesus by Sr. Veronica Carey, p38
  • Law and Order, submitted by Finola Ryan and Brigid Lynch, p43
  • 19th Century Chicago Obituary Notices by Gerard Riordan, p45
  • The Grange by Tony Browne, p52
  • Manister Abbey by John Maye, p57
  • Thoughts by the Lakeshore by Tom McNamara, p64
  • Lough Gur, The Physical, Archaeological and Human Background by Claire O'Kelly, p68
  • Kights of the Road and Spalpeens and Geese by Maurice Walsh, p74
  • The Knocklong Soviet by Harry Greensmyth, p79
  • 900 years of the Hospitallers by Victor J. Senior, p85
  • A Walk in Loch a' Dúin by Elizabeth Cifford, p91
  • Mixed Feelings on Archaeology by Michael Dwyer, p95
  • Old Parishes in the Herebertstown Area [headstone inscriptions Cahercorney, Kilcullane, Ballinamona] by John Carroll, p100
  • Letters to America, by Tom Leahy, p113
  • Bishop O'Dwyer Acclaimed in Bruff, by A. Crozier, p117
  • Anois teacht an earraigh, beidh an la 'dul ' an sineadh, 'S tar éis na Feil' Bríde, ardoigh me mo sheol, p122


 

 

                    Vol.12, 2002

  • Chairman's Address by Austin Cregan, p1 
  • Editor's Address by Michael O'Sullivan, p2
  • Abroad [sic] the Unsinkable [Titanic] by Harry Greensmith, p3
  • Farming during the 40s and 50s by Austin Cregan, p9
  • Trinity College - Knockainey Estate by Michael O'Sullivan, p15
  • The Hunt of the Wren by Daniel Giraudon, p18
  • An Irishwoman Abroad 1964-1966 by Maureen Senior, p28
  • Lough Gur House by Tony Browne, p31
  • The Early Celtic Christian Saints of Ireland by Rev. Fr. Sean Fennelly, p34 
  • Tom Longboat by Harry Greensymth, p43
  • Sean P. O'Riordan: A personal memoire by Siobhain de hOir, p45
  • Recollections of Lough Gur 1938-1943 by Michael Dwyer, p49
  • Knights Tamplar: Their sacred geometry, Masonic symbolism, esoteric knowledge and church structures by Sean McNamara, p57
  • The Dresden Affair by Michael O'Sullivan, p65
  • Some Whiteboy & Agrarian related incidents in the Southern Liberties of Limerick City 1820-1850 by Tom Toomey, p69
  • Native Born Priests of the Knockainey and Patrickswell area by John Carroll, p76
  • Ballingoola by Tom McNamara, p86
  • Where the Blair Fiddled by Harry Greensymth, p88
  • Thomas O'Connellan - Poet Harper by Michael Quinlan, p93
  • Dán - Dearbi O Laogaire as Beinsin Luachra le Proinsias de Roiste (1866-1961), p99
  • Holly by John Ryan, p100 
  • Deceased Members -Tom McNamara, Michael Dwyer, Michael Corbett by Harry Greensmyth, p101
  • Diary by Elizabeth Clifford, p107
  • Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery Bruff [headstone inscriptions], p113


 

 

                    Vol.13, 2004

  • Editoral by Michael O'Sullivan and Micheal Quinlan
  • Chairman's Address by Harry Greensymth
  • Fiche blian ag fás by Pat Quinlan
  • Officers of the L.G & D.H.S 1984-2005
  • Field Trips 1984-2004
  • Lectures 1985-2004
  • A Limerick Priest at Belsen Concentration Camp, April 1945 [Michael G. Morrison] by Victor J. Senior, p1
  • Countess de Salis and the Pope by Liam Irwin, p4
  • A Brief History of Milford House by George Lee, p10
  • The Wake by Michael O'Dwyer, p13
  • Dan Grace of Garrydoolis by Tom Twomey, p16
  • The Barrington Family of Limerick and Glenstal by Elizabeth Clifford, p23
  • The Farm By Lough Gur - The Story Of Sissy O' Brien by Michael Quinlan, p31
  • Madeleine Carroll - An English Beauty by John Carroll, p39
  • Ballyhahill - Horace Plunkett's first Co-operative Creamery by Michael F. O'Sullivan, p43 
  • Parish Of Cahercorney c.1815-20 - extracts from the writings of the Rev. Patrick Fitzgerald, Vicar by Harry Greensymth, p49
  • A passage to Australia 1853 by Victor J. Senior, p53
  • Irish Words - Used In Spoken English by Tommy & Nora Anne Curtin, p56
  • Thomas Dongan, 2nd Earl of Limerick 1634-1715 by Elizabeth Clifford, p62
  • The Irish College - Rome, by Austin Cregan p65
  • Christmas 1920 by Michael O'Dwyer, p69
  • Lough Gur [poem] by Thomas C. O'Brien, p76 
  • Lough Gur National School to Hoeny Fitz Theatre - Part 1 by Michael Quinlan, p77
  • Poor Law Union 1839 - Bruff/Kilmallock Union by Joan Dempsey, p84
  • Secretary's Diary of Events by Helena Nugent, p88
  • And All is Well...... [Slater's Directory, 1846], p94
  • Ss. Peter and Paul's Cemetery Bruff [headstone inscriptions], by Patrick, Audrey and Noel Dempsey


 

 

                    Vol.14, 2006

  • Editor's Address by Elizabeth Cifford, pg iv
  • Chairman's Address by Tom Meany, pg v
  • Clarke Studio Windows in Lough Gur Church by Donncha MacGabhann, p2
  • Co-Operative Wholesale Society Creameries in Ireland by Michael O'Sullivan, p7
  • Pranks of Phooka, the Herb Doctor and the Fairies by Harry Geensmyth, p16
  • Lough Gur Excavations - 1930s by Michael Quinlan, p20
  • Laoch Mór ar Lár by Dáithí Ó hÓgáin, p28
  • Ballygrennan Castle by Ard scoil Mhuire, F.C.J, Bruff, Transition year class 2005, p30
  • The Dromcollogher Cinema Disaster by Liam Irwin, p35
  • 'Wrong way' Corrigan [Douglas Corrigan] by Austin Cregan, p42
  • Dromore Castle by George Lee, p46
  • Canon Edmond Houlihan 1921-2006 by George Lee, p48
  • Destruction of Creameries during War of Independence by Michael O' Sullivan, p51
  • To Seek, to Find, to Replicate, to Remember [three important local artefacts] by Michael Quinlan, p56
  • T. W. Westropp-Bennett, p64
  • A Tribute to Fr. Tom Fanning by Fr. Sean Fennelly, p69
  • James Bourchier, Baggotstown, Bruff 1850-1920, p70
  • The O'Gradys of Clare & Limerick by Gerard Madden, p72
  • Uregare - its Graveyard and Environs [includes Uregare Graveyard headstone inscriptions] by John Carroll, p76
  • Ss. Peter and Pall's Cemetery, Bruff [headstone inscriptions], p86
  • Social Diary by Noel Dempsey, p95


 

 

                    Vol.15, 2009

  • Chairman's Address, by Michael O'Sullivan, pg i 
  • Editor's Address, by Michael Quinlan, pg ii
  • Limrick and The Spanish Influenza Epidemic 1918-1919 by Tom Toomey, p1
  • Mary Ellen O'Connell - Heroine of the American Civil War by Michael O'Sullivan, p8
  • My Story, by John Carroll - 26 March 1917-14 March 2007, p14 
  • St. Molua -The Only Saint who gives his name to a Diocese by Harry Greensmyth, p20
  • The story of the Widow Crimmin and her son Colonel John Crimmin, VC of Kilballyowen by Willie McAuliffe, p22
  • On the hill above Fermoy (A tale of Alice Milligan) by Harry Greensmyth, p27
  • Lough Gur - Its Pillar Stones, Stone Circles and Traditions by Owen Bresnan, p29
  • My Story by Margaret Costello 'I Remember, I Remember', p33
  • A Cist-Burial at Ballynagallagh, near Lough Gur, Co. Limrick by Rose Cleary and Caimin Jones, p39
  • 'While the Childern still Live and Remember': Documenting the O'Donnells of Camas and there Migration to Colonial Victoria by Patrick Naughtin, p44
  • Beyond the Sea - Life after the Boland Murders by Brian Ahearn, p49
  • The Travelling Creamery by A. Cregan, p55
  • Bruff United Irishwomen by Joan Dempsey, p58
  • Clarke Studio Windows in Knockainey Church by Donnacha Mac Gahann p61
  • Voyage most Memorable by Michael Quinlan, p69
  • A Notable Co. Limerick Antiquarian [Thomas Johnson Westropp] by Liam Irwin, p73
  • Bruff in the 19th and early 20th Century by John Carroll, p76
  • Planned Cammogue (sic) Drainage 1845-1846 by Michael Quinlan, p88
  • Family tree of John O'Brien & Anne McNamara, Lake View, Lough Gur, p91
  • Enchanting Lough Gur [poem] by Liam O'Brien, p97
  • 'Hedge' and Other Early Schools of Cahirconlish, Ballybrood and Inch St. Lawrence by Garett F. Ahern, p98
  • John W. Canty 1895-1965 by Elizabeth Cifford, p109
  • Ancestral Ruins, Time Past and History..... [poem] by John Montague, p112
  • 'Tis an Ill Wind [storms] by Geoge Lee, p113
  • Headstones of Teampall Nua [headstone inscriptions], p114
  • Diary of Events, p126
  • Pictures to remember, p129 
  • Reverend Patrick Currivan, p133


 

 

                    Vol.17, 2013-14

  • Chairman's address, p1
  • Editor's address, p2
  • Major Ged O'Dwyer and the 1936 Olympics by Denis O'Shaughnessy, p4
  • The Boston Pilot [newspaper] - Information Eanted Column by Joan Dempsey, p7
  • Lough Gur [poem], p10
  • The National Schools at Inch St. Lawrence and Caherconlish by Garry Ahern, p11
  • Brian Boru by Liam Irwin, p20
  • The Lighthouse [poem] by Liam O'Brien, p23
  • The Intriguing Life of Limerick Soprano Catherine Hayes (1818-1861) by Kate Harrold, p24
  • An Béaloideas is Cailiúla i Loch Goir by Aoife O'Riordan, p30
  • Elizabeth O'Brien Christitch (1859-1933) by Anthony Daly, p32
  • The Geraldine Tradition in the Seventeenth Century: The Evidence of County Limerick by Gerald O'Carroll, p33
  • Dick O'Connell by Tom O'Donnell, p37
  • Say Cheese and Weep [cheese production history] by Michael O'Sullivan, p46
  • Tommy Cooke (15 August 1914 - 13 February 2014) by Harry Greensmyth, p50
  • Caherconlish Parish: Landownership [sic], Religion & Identity, 1199-1703 by Joseph Lennon, p52
  • To Bee or Not To Be! [beekeeping] by Fr. Sean Fennelly, p65
  • Catherine Fogarty Diary by Edmond O'Dea, p72 (& comment by Tom O'Donnell, p83)
  • The Emigration of William O'Brien & Anastasia (Purcell) O'Brien Family to America circa 1850 by Mary Slattery, p85
  • A Tribute to the Pioneers - Margaret O'Brien [poem] by Mary Rose Slattery, p87
  • The NAGAC in County Limerick & the Forgotten All-Irelands, p89
  • James Quinlan, Surgeon-General to the Czar of Russia 1826 by Michael Quinlan, p95
  • Alderman Thomas Gaffney of Hospital and his Political Family by Seán Gallagher, p98
  • For Limerick's Glory [ballad] by Liam O'Brien, p102
  • George Bernard Shaw, John Betjeman and the Hospital Connection! by Seán Gallagher, p103
  • The Shores of Eternity [poem] by John Carew, p103
  • In The Beginning [events of 1984, year the Lough Gur Society was founded] by Harry Greensmyth, p104
  • The Natural Moral Law and Resistance to Aggression: Was Moonlighting Justified? by Dr. Timothy Woulfe, p106
  • Secretary's Report by Christine Greensmyth & Bridie Daly, p109
  • Obituaries - Mary Leo, p111, Kevin Doody, p113


 

                    Vol.18, 2015-16 [Part one] [Part two] 

  • Eamonn Ceannt and His Family by John Sheehy, p1
  • Small County Barony in 1640: Land and Power Before Cromwell by Joseph Lennon, p6
  • Looking at My Past: Fr. Nicholas Sheehy, Clogheen, Co. Tipperary (1728-1766) by Mary Slattery, p16
  • Molly Gleeson of Hospital (1885-1949) and An Stad by Philip O'Carroll, p22
  • The Great Irish Pike: Lough Gur, a Cooke and Three Hugheses by Mark Wormald, p24
  • By a School Yard Wall [poem] by John Carew, p32
  • A Kilmallock Woman's Experience in Dublin During the 1916 Easter Rising by Genevieve Reid, p33
  • The O'Rahilly - A Hospital Connection [note] by Michael O'Sullivan, p40
  • Caherconlish Rectory - the Norman Garstin Connection by Garry Ahern, p41
  • Remembering Ned Daly by Liam Irwin, p50
  • At Lough Gur on an Autumn Evening [poem] by Dáithí Ó hÓgáin, p54
  • An Antiquarian Ramble: A Day Trip to Lough Gur in 1865 by Richard Rolt Brash, p55
  • The Carmelite Monastery at Milltown in the Ancient Parish of Aglishcormack by Edmond O'Dea, p61
  • Grange Stone Circle (B) - New Thoughts on an Old Monument by Frank Prendergast, p66
  • David Bourke of Emly and the Raising of the Tricolour on the GPO 1916, p78
  • Peadar Ó Dubhda (1881-1971) by Betty Leahy, p80
  • Magpies at the Stone Circle [poem] by Niamh Hehir, p82
  • Michael O'Callaghan's One Man War - A Lesser Known Episode of Easter, 1916 by Tom Toomey, p83
  • The Hayes Manuscripts of Grange / Lámhscríbhinní Mhuintir Aodha na Gráinsí by Éamonn Ó hÓgáin, p86
  • The Great Surgeon - Edward Stamer O'Grady (1838-1897) by Harry Greensmyth, p95
  • Notable Limerick Men on the Continent by Dr. Richard Hayes, p98
  • Rebel Turned Pioneer: Murty Ahern from Bruff and Early Sydney Town by Brian Ahearn, p103
  • Geraldines of the Decies: The First Century in the Context of Emigration and Freedom by Gerald O'Carroll, p109
  • If Only Those Stones Could Speak - Acoustic Experiments at Grange Stone Circle by Tom Cassidy, et. al., p115
  • The Most Successful Failure in Irish History [Easter 1916 Rising] by Frank Hanly, p122
  • Marriage of Jerome De Salis and Henrietta Foster, 1810 by Brid Foster, p126
  • St. Molua's Well - Where Past Erupts as Present by Peadar O'Callaghan, p130
  • Excavations and Survey at the Great Stone Circle, Grange by Rose Cleary, p133
  • An Embryonic Army on Parade in Lough Gur, 1915 by Denis Crowley, p137
  • Michael O'Brien Missing No More! by Jennifer Broom, p140
  • A Farm By Lough Gur Miscellany, p142
  • A Brief Glance at the Hospital Guild of Muintir na Tire, 1945 by Sean Gallagher, p145
  • Files for Freedom: The Poet's Cry for Ireland [poetry of the Rising] by Fr. Sean Fennelly, p150
  • Obituaries - Thomas Ryan (1928-2014); John de Salis (1947-2014); Michael Callanan (1945-2015), p162
  • A Review of the Lough Gur and District Historical Society, 2014 to 2016 by Bridie Daly (Secretary), p165


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