MINING THE PAST 2012
|20th Century Mining in Silvermines – An Overview|
A history of mining in Silvermines from 1917 to 1982.
|Eamonn De Stafort|
The legendary Ballinaclough dance hall that became the centre of social life for a memorable decade in the mid 1900s.
|The Silvermines Giant|
Local folklore relating to Cornelius McGrath who grew to a height of 7ft 8ins.
|The Silver Cup and the Early Years of the GAA in Silvermines|
The rules of the GAA in the early years are recounted and an account of Silvermines winning the Silver Cup in 1887.
|The Sporting Silvermines – Poem|
|The Good Old Days are Gone|
An interview with Molly Collins, Curryquin, who remembers the simplicity of country life long ago.
|Tús Maith |
The author recalls his school days in Silvermines National School.
|Taking the Cheese to France|
The story of Silvermines Co-op Creamery.
|Anthony Collins & Pat Sheehan|
|From Turtulla to Melbourne|
An account of the Kyte family in Australia, starting with Ambrose Kyte who was born in 1822 in Turtulla near Dolla.
|A Community Centre with a Past|
Fifty years of Lissenhall Community Centre is recalled.
|Conradh na Gaeilge in Ballinaclough|
A branch of Conradh na Gaeilge was formed in 1954 in Ballinaclough. Irish language classes and céilí dancing were part of the social scene.
A history of the names of local townlands and local place names with their Irish translation and meaning.
|Silvermines Woman Reaches Century|
Mary Gleeson (nee Ryan Captain) from Capparoe celebrated her 100th birthday in 2012.
|Paddy Collins 1932 – 2012|
Paddy made a huge contribution to his local community and he was a founder member of Silvermines Historical Society.
|Paddy Collins – Poem|
|The Gleesons of Kilmore|
A history of the Gleeson name by local genealogist.
|Nora Gleeson O’Meara|
|Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2012|
|Pat the Post|
Following many interesting jobs Pat Keane became the popular local postman.
|Michael O’Brien & John O’Brien|
|Silvermines and the Eucharistic Congress 2012|
|Fr Brendan Moloney PP|
|Paddy Quinn – 1912 Olympian|
Dublin Metropolitan policeman, Paddy Quinn, from Erinagh who became one of Ireland’s most prominent athletes.
|The Loves of William Rowan Hamilton|
Royal astronomer for Ireland, William Rowan Hamilton, married Helen Maria Bayly of Bayly Farm, Ballinaclough.
|Beyond the Buck Gate|
The entrance to Kilboy House and estate has associations and memories.
|Dolla Sub-Post Office |
The author’s family ran the sub-post office.
|The Rambling Sow from Garryglass – Poem|
The Brindleys lived in 200 year old Mountisland House.
|Dr Maurice Ahern MD|
Dispensary doctor for 44 years in Silvermines – the adopted son who served and inspired the community.
|Ballinaclough in the Mid 19th Century|
Circumstances of life in Ballinaclough under the headings: Bayly
family, employment, education and housing.
|A Visit to Ballinaclough Churchyard |
An essay written by a twelve year old schoolgirl in sixth class in Ballinaclough School in 1933.
|Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Silvermines|
The Golden Jubilee of the building of the church was celebrated in December 2011.
|To School Through the Years|
A history of education in the Parish from the days of the Hedge Schools to the plush new school opened in Silvermines.
An incident in 1923 during the Civil War.
|The Story of Traverston and the Goings|
An account of Going family members from Robert Going the first family member in Traverston in 1745 to the last member, Robert E Going, who sold in the early 1900s.
|The ‘Lost’ Parish of Downamona|
Downamona is now part of Silvermines Parish and its church is a heap of ruins.
|Very Rev Manus Rodgers|
Parish Priest of Silvermines and President of Silvermines GAA Club.
|Silvermines – Poem|
|Andy Cooney IRA Activist and Medical Man (1897 – 1968)|
|Turf-Cutting Expedition to Newfoundland 1910|
Four local men who were masters in the art of turf cutting were sent to Newfoundland to impart their knowledge.
|Paddy Ryan (Coole)|