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Local History

Alfred Price; Engineer of the Great Southern and Western Railway.

buy software online Above; 'The Metal Bridge' and railway line, one of Alfred Price's lasting legacies. Circa; 1885-90. (Photograph courtesy of the 'Lawrence Collection'). Alfred Dickinson Price, son of James Price, was born in...

William Lawrence 1840-1932. Entrepreneur and compiler of the Lawrence Collection.

William Lawrence (1840-1932) On the 20th of March 1865 at the age of 21, William Mervin Lawrence opened a photographic studio opposite the G.P.O. at Sackville St, (O'Connell St) Dublin. Over...

Timothy ‘Chub’ O’Connor, Politician and Businessman

Timothy 'Chub' O'Connor 1906-1986. Timothy 'Chub' O'Connor was born in London in 1906 but was reared at Meanus, three miles outside Killorglin on the Beaufort Road. His mother had brought the family...

Dromavallla Church

Above; Dromavalla Church and Graveyard. Dromavallla Church. Around the year 1205, the Augustine Order from the Abbey of O' Connell in Kildare had been granted 10 Carachutes of land (arces) at Killorglin, which...

The Killorglin to Valentia Rail Line, 1893-1960.

 Above; The railway line at Drung Hill, Kells, circa 1895. (Photograph courtesy of the 'Lawrence Collection'). In 1893 the Killorglin to Valentia branch of the Great Southern and Western Railway  line opened....

Fr. Tom Lawlor 1842-1916, Parish Priest, Humanitarian and Visionary.

Fr. Thomas Lawlor (1842-1916) Thomas Lawlor was born at Irribeg, Lixnaw in 1842. He studied for the priesthood at the Irish College in Paris and was ordained there in 1866. Upon returning...

John (Johnny) Francis Patterson 1840-1889. Irish Singer, Songwriter and Circus Entertainer.

Photograph of Johnny Patterson 1884. John (Johnny) Francis Patterson was an Irish singer, songwriter and circus entertainer. He was born in Kilbarron, Feakle, Co. Clare. Both his parents had died by the time he...

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