Ancient Sweet Donoughmore: Life In An Irish Rural Parish To 1900
Ancient Sweet Donoughmore chronicles the growth of an Irish rural district in Mid-Cork to the beginning of the twentieth century. Along this journey the archaeology, early Christian and medieval periods are explored; leading to a study of the religious and agrarian aspects; the Great Famine and development of education culminating in an examination of the economy and the land question. Donoughmore is an old and historic district with the richest storehouse of pre historic monuments in Munster. Its early Christian church is synonymous with the patron saint Lachtin whose reliquary is one of the finest examples of 12th century metalwork in Ireland. Through a long period of settlement, a story of cultural identity and fortitude is unfolded relating to the people who inherited that landscape. Primary evidence never previously published gives the reader a direct and fascinating insight into the lives of people and transports them though a time tunnel of suspense and intrigue with some surprises.
A very interesting and informative piece of work which is well sourced and referenced"
John Coolahan, Professor Emeritus of Education National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
The book enhances and enriches our understanding of this storied locality"
John A Murphy, Emeritus Professor of History UCC.
A scholary and truely monumental body of work that will be treasured for future generations"
Michael Galvin, Author and Historian.