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2015 Journal Volume 6

The new 2015 Volume 6 of the Upperchurch Drombane Historical journal is now available for purchase. It costs 14 euros and includes postage and packing to anywhere in the world

Upperchurch-Drombane 2015 Historical Journal Volume 6. 14 euros including postage and packing




 

2014 Journal Volume 5 

The new 2014 Volume 5 of the Upperchurch Drombane Historical journal is now available for purchase. It costs 14 euros and includes postage and packing to anywhere in the world

2014 upperchurch historical journal cover
Upperchurch-Drombane 2014 Historical Journal Volume 5. 14 euros including postage and packing



 

2013 Journal Volume 4 

The new 2013 Volume 4 of the Upperchurch Drombane Historical journal is now available for purchase. It costs 14 euros and includes postage and packing to anywhere in the world

2013 book coverUpperchurch-Drombane 2013 Historical Journal Volume 4. 14 euros including postage and packing



2012 Journal Volume 3 

The new 2012 Volume 3 of the Upperchurch Drombane Historical journal is now available for purchase. It costs 14 euros and includes postage and packing to anywhere in the world

Upperchurch-Drombane 2012 Historical Journal Volume 3. 14 euros including postage and packing



Contents

  • The Sacred Heart Church
  • Local Hedge Schools
  • Reflections of the 1919 – 21 War
  • Hurling in Upperchurch 1958 – 62
  • Historic Photographs of Moyaliffe
  • Upperchurch Hero in WW1
  • Fame Is Not for Woman
  • On the Mission Fields
  • A Brave Drombane Man
  • Boyhood Memories
  • The Riordans of Rosmult
  • The Fade Out
  • 50 Years Ago in Drombane
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • The Knockalough Reservoir
  • My Native Upperchurch
  • Sean Treacy’s v Upperchurch
  • Internments

2011 Journal Volume 2 
The new 2011 Volume 2 of the Upperchurch Drombane Historical journal is now available for purchase. It costs 14 euros and includes postage and packing to anywhere in the world

Upperchurch-Drombane 2011 Historical Journal Volume 2. 14 euros including postage and packing



Contents

  • Eamon an Chnoic
  • When D. G. Rourke Came Home
  • Mary Bourke and the Cabbage Patch at Seskin House
  • School Days and Growin Up in “The Church”
  • Letters from the Post Famine Era
  • The Local Fenians
  • Gortkelly Castle
  • The March of O’Sullivan Bere
  • 100 Years Ago
  • Tom Semple
  • In Ísle-Bhrí
  • Evening of Terror in Upperchurch Village
  • If He Had Only Known
  • Tall Tales and True from the Legendary Past
  • Drombane Village
  • Local Men Who Wore The Blue and Gold
  • Upperchurch Internments
  • Killvalure Internments
  • Templebeg Internments

2010 Historical Journal

All copies of the Historical Journal 2010 have been sold. We still have a large number of copies of the other year’s journal’s, these can be ordered online.

These are unlikely to be put online in the foreseeable future

Sorry due to technical difficulties we are unable to display the 2010 Historical Journal at present. We can email you a copy simply by contacting upperrural@gmail.com with your request

The first ever Upperchurch-Drombane Historical Journal will be launched this Saturday night, Dec. 18th in Upperchurch Hall at 8.30 p.m. by local man, Mr Jim O’Dwyer. It is hoped that the publication of the Journal will become an annual event and that it will provide a means of preserving local oral history and folklore which is in danger of being lost as time goes by.

While the enthusiastic committee which has produced the book would only admit to amateur status, they have compiled an impressive 128 page collection of fourteen articles which includes a fair amount of previously unpublished material. Even the older residents of the area are likely to find surprises and the younger ones are sure to have their eyes opened to the depth of historical lore around them.

The contents of the Journal include articles on the following topics:

  • Upperchurch Creamery which closed this year
  • Clodia Rangers hurling team of the late 1920s
  • The coalmine at Gleann which was in operation in the 1850s
  • Memories of Upperchurch Hall
  • Memories of Drombane Hall
  • Letters written in the 1850s describing local conditions
  • The career of one of our foreign missionaries
  • The town in the Wild West founded by an Upperchurch man
  • The work of local poet, Paddy Shaw
  • The hangings in Drombane during the Tithe War
  • The construction of the Anglesey Line
  • The life story of Lord Anglesey
  • The October 1920 shootings by British forces in Upperchurch
  • A list of interments in Upperchurch cemetery in the early 1960s

Mr. Jim O’Dwyer, who will launch the booklet, is a well known local personality who has contributed immensely to the sporting, business and political life of the locality as well as having a long history of involvement in community endeavours.

The organisers wish to thank all who contributed items for publication and supported the effort by advertising and by becoming patrons. Everybody is welcome to attend the launch and hopefully to contribute to future editions

Contents Page

Réamhrá                                       William Corbett

A Word from Our Committee

Upperchurch Creamery Maura Carey

 

Clodia Rangers Hurling Club        Tom Quinlan

 

The Coalmine at Gleann         Frankie Shortt

 

Memories of Upperchurch Hall     Andy Byrne

 

Memories of Drombane Hall         Tess Ryan/Sheila Baker

Emigrant Letters from the 1850s   Billy Clancy

Watering God’s Garden                 Fr. Jerry Lanigan

Gleeson, Arizona                            Stephen Gleeson

 

The Poetry of Paddy Shaw              Paddy Dwyer

Hangings in Drombane 1817           Eugene Shortt

The Anglesey Road                          William Corbett

Lord Anglesey                                  Thomas Fogarty

Shootings in Upperchurch, 1920      Billy Clancy

Burials in Upperchurch Cemetery 1961-67