Moore and Creagh, Volume 1 & Volume 2

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Moore and Creagh in South Roscommon by Padraic and Xandra Kilduff.

This set of two of the three volumes of books on the parishes of Moore
and Creagh, which make up the Half Barony of Moycarn, cover its history
from earliest times to the first decades of the 20th century.

 

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This set of two of the three volumes of books on the parishes of Moore
and Creagh which make up the Half Barony of Moycarn, cover its history
from earliest times to the first decades of the 20th century.

The first volume takes us through the archaeological mysteries, the
legendary heroes like the headless Carbre Crom, the saintly Caireac
Dergain who founded the Nunnery of Clonburren,the many soldiers and
those who fought for their religious beliefs in the penal eras and
the massacre of the nuns of the Priory of Drumalga by the Cromwellian
soldiers. The legendary O’Kelly clan, the St. George, the Brabazon and
Lynch family all who shaped the landscape and the lives of the
people. The Ribbonmen who reacted with violence to the injustice of
evictions and some were transported to Australia. Murder, mayhem,
romance and politics; the struggle of the landlord and tenant rich and
poor in the lush farmlands and along the bogs and callows fed by the
waters of the Suck and Shannon, the area of South Roscommon on the
great ancient route ways across Ireland.

The second volume takes us through both happy and dark days with
people getting together to enjoy the fun and excitement of sport,
horse racing or a good faction fight. Darker days and
institutionalisation of the Workhouse and Connacht District Lunatic
Asylum saw the deadly effects of Famine and disease coupled with
eviction and emigration. Many men left to serve in the armies of the
British Empire from the area to Canada, India and beyond from Waterloo
to the trenches of the First World War. This volume sees the
introduction and benefits of local education as the tide of emigration
spread in the second half of the 19th century. For some it was a two
way trip as they returned to their native soil to put down roots and
breath fresh life into that ancient landscape.

Illustrated with drawings and photographs,many kindly donated by relatives in foreign
places and local families. Faces and places who bring the reader
chapter by chapter on a walk through the history and heritage of an
area rich in the events and lives of a now not forgotten people .
De nobis fabula narratur ….Their story is our story.

Padraic Kilduff graduated with his B.A. degree, Higher Diploma in
Education and M.A. in History from N.U.I.Galway. His family lived from
the 1740’s in Moore .
Xandra Kilduff graduated with her B.A.degree Higher Diploma in
Education in N.U.I.Galway and her M.A in Medieval Studies from
Trinity Saint David College University of Wales.

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