Down Memory Lane


The Southern Star December 18th 1993

Published: 14:34 Wed 14 Aug 2013
Shell Advert



The Southern Star, Saturday August 10th 2013

Published: 15:11 Tue 18 Jun 2013
Drugs car

The Southen Star, Saturday June 12th, 1993

A Clonakilty-based garda accidentally shot during the seizure of £5 million worth of cannabis resin near Skibbereen at the weekend is not expected to be released from Bantry General Hospital before the weekend, The Southern Star has learned.

Published: 16:06 Mon 07 Jan 2013
Ralph Keyes, Bantry

The Southern Star, Saturday, June 12th 1976


West Cork to have fitting remembrance

Published: 16:38 Thu 13 Dec 2012
Father James O'Callaghan

The Southern Star, Saturday, May 18th 1996


75th anniversary of sooting by Black and Tans being remembered

Published: 18:43 Mon 01 Oct 2012
Jerry O'Donovan

The Southern Star, Saturday, April 5th, 1980


Chequered career of Leap emigrant who returned

Published: 10:28 Tue 24 Jul 2012
Sovereign Street, Clonakilty

Nineteenth century war of words between Clonakilty and Skibbereen

Published: 10:18 Tue 24 Jul 2012

The peak in the story of Rosscarbery was undoubtedly from the sixth to the tenth century when the famous School flourished and attracted scholars from all over Europe, but the area was subject to substantial and important influences long before then and has contributed many pages to history

Published: 10:03 Tue 24 Jul 2012

Mr Michael J Flynn was for many years Editor of The Southern Star. He was son of the late Mr James Flynn, Caherdaniel House, Bantry. From 'The Southern Star' he went to edit the now defunct Cork Daily Herald.

Published: 11:04 Tue 16 Jul 2013

Down Memory Lane: July 13th 2013: From The Southern Star Archives

Published: 12:02 Thu 28 Feb 2013
Most Rev Dr Moynihan



The Southern Star, February 21st, 1953

Published: 17:45 Mon 31 Dec 2012
Dick Barrett

December 13th, 1952 - An Tanaiste, Mr Sean Lemass, unveiled a Celtic Cross on Sunday last over the grave in Ahiohill cemetery of Dick Barrett who was executed in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, on December 8th, 1922.

Published: 15:32 Mon 19 Nov 2012
Canon Goodman

The Southern Star, Saturday, January 25th 1896


BY all denominations, without distinction, the deepest and most sincere regret is felt at the death of the Rev James Canon Goodman, Rector, Abbeystrewry Parish, Skibbereen

Published: 13:26 Fri 17 Aug 2012
Bridget Driscoll's 95-year old niece

In late March or early April, 1912, John Barry, the White Star Line shipping agent in Ballydehob, sold steerage class tickets to three young ladies for passage to America for the Titanic's maiden voyage

Published: 10:22 Tue 24 Jul 2012

Dr William Callanan was a well-known figure in the Clonakilty area and a leader in the United Irishmen

Published: 10:12 Tue 24 Jul 2012
Dick Spring

THE rugby-playing days of Tanaiste Dick Spring were recently recalled in a lengthy Daily Telegraph profile, including the story concerning his performance for a Tralee side against Skibbereen in 1981

Published: 09:57 Tue 24 Jul 2012

THE Swantons have been established in Co Cork since the seventeenth century. They derive their name from a place called Swanton in Norfolk. Few Anglo-Irish surnames are as closely identified with a single district as Swanton is with Ballydehob


West Cork's fine part in our glorious heritage of music

It should be a matter of pride to us that four of the eight great collectors of Irish music collected in West Cork.


Published: 17:24 Tue 24 Jul 2012
Timothy Sheehy

O'Donovan Rossa GAA Club is 125 years old this year, 2012. This article gives a brief outline of the early days of the GAA in Skibbereen and nationally. It first appeared in the Skibbereen and District Historical Society Journal Vol 1, 2005