On the 7th. March 1965, the “New Mass” as it was then called, was introduced into Irish parishes.
Ireland declared an official State of Emergency on 2nd. September 1939
The ffrench Connection in Monivea
A fundraising event that was run by Skehana Community Council in 1982 to gather funds to re-construct Skehana Community Centre
The road through Skehana only became a fully surfaced finished road in the 1950s. Prior to this it was not much better than a sandy boreen.
The Irish Land Commission (or simply Land Commission) was created in 1881
Taken from a highly informative book written by Skeffington Gibbon which gives a great insight to life in rural Ireland West in the late 1700's and early 1800's.
Americans always liked strong, bright colours and crimplene-type fabric a lot.
A Photographic Documentary of that Visit (Gerry Costello Photography)