THE RE-ENACTMENT of the events of 1916 is just one of the things covered in a packed 2016 Journal from Cumann Staire Uibh Laoire (Ballingeary and Inchigeela Historical Society).
On Easter Sunday 1916, the Ballingeary Company of Volunteers marched to Kealkill while those from Lyre, Ballinacarriga and Dunmanway marched to Inchigeela, to collect arms sent by Roger Casement from Germany on the Aud.
These events were re-enacted in 2016 and are covered in a series of articles.
The politics of the time are also covered. For instance, it isn’t well known that eight of the nine Cork members of parliament were from the All-For-Ireland League and not the Irish Party. Manus O’Riordan has an article which explores this story.
Michael Galvin covers the national political picture and the 1966 commemoration is also revisited.
The 1830s plans to build a railway from Macroom to Castletownbere through Ballingeary are laid out, along with a bicycle ride through Mid-Cork in 1939 by a Welsh-speaking family.
These and over 30 other articles make it a great read, say the editors.
The journal costs just €10 and is available in Ballingeary, Inchigeela, Fitzgerald’s Bookshop Macroom and Liam Ó Ruiséal on Oliver Plunkett St, Cork. Fitzgerald’s and Ó Ruiséal’s will ship the journal worldwide.