AGI member Paul MacCotter has just published a paper titled ‘The M7 motorway historical landscape: studies in the history of Ormond’ in the 2018 recent edition of the Tipperary Historical Journal. The paper will be of interest to those interested in the history of the monastery of Toomyvarra, the town of Nenagh and the surnames O’Meara, O’Tierney, Butler, O’Kennedy and Mackey.
THE HOBBLERS Georgina Scally MAGI Having recently moved to the Dublin village of Ringsend my attention has turned to all things maritime. Shortly after moving I noticed an unusually looking bench inscribed ‘The Hobblers Look Out Bench’ at the location where the Dodder meets the Liffey on the south side of the Tom Clarke Bridge (formerly the east-link toll bridge) directly opposite the 3 Arena. The same week after noticing the Bench, I received an enquiry from overseas to research a family from Ringsend with long term links to Dublin Docklands. Also the same week while on duty in the … Read More