BACK IN THE DAY: The Southern Star’s celebration of West Cork nostalgia in all its forms

January 30th, 2022 7:10 AM

By Elaine O'Donovan

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The 1964 commemoration of the ambush at Crois na Leanbh, Killaneetig, Ballinadee. Back from left: Lieut Jamsie Barrett, Timothy Crowley, John O’Shea, Jeremiah Hayes, Denis Crowley, William Kearney, James Crowley (brother of Timothy), Tom Kelleher and John Hartnett.  Front from left: John Dorgan Barrett, Flor Begley, Richard O’Regan, John Barrett (brother of Lieut Jamsie), Maurice McCarthy, John O’Brien, Con Crowley, John Fitzgerald.                                                                                         (Photo courtesy of Margaret Barrett-Lawton)


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