Photos capture Iveleary in the 60s, 70s and 80s

July 8th, 2016 7:15 AM

By Southern Star Team

Mary O'Riordan with Loretta and Derry Kelleher in front of Kelleher's shop in Inchigeela. (Photo: Daniel McCarthy)

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THE photographs of an Inchigeela man who visited home during his time enlisted in the US army will go on show in Macroom in July.

 As a young man Daniel McCarthy left his village of Inchigeela in the parish of Iveleary and ended up in the United States via London.   

There he joined the US army and started his career working with helicopters.  While in the army he was stationed in Germany where he became interested in photography.   

On visits home to Inchigeela during the 1960s to 1980s he photographed family and friends – the people and places that were important to him.  

Now retired, Daniel lives in Massachusetts, and his photographs are a wonderful snapshot of a village through time.

 The exhibition is a beautifully executed set of images which document his home place and its people.  The subjects knew and trusted the photographer and smiled directly at him and his camera.

Locals will see their younger selves, others will recognise relatives and neighbours.

In a catalogue to accompany the photographs, contributors included Inchigeela native Bishop John Buckley, and Sean O’Sullivan, chairman of Iveleary Historical Society. 

The free exhibition, ‘Iveleary’, is part of Cork County Council’s Visual It will be on display in the Town Hall Gallery in Macroom, from July 8th – July 28th, 

Tuesday – Saturday,  10.30am – 5pm.

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