Editors Notes



Bunaíodh an Chumann Staire anseo i mBéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh i 1991. Ó shin i leith tá alán oibre den scoth deanta againn. Since 1991 up to 4000 Journals and 2000 books of photographs have been bought (or given away). Ba mhaith linn ár mbuiochas a ghabháil le gach einne a raibh agus atá, pairteach ins an tionscnamh seo. 


Many thanks to all in Ballingeary, Inchigeela and beyond who have contributed to the Cumann Staire’s success.


This year we have reports on two Clan Gatherings, an article on the area from Gougane to the Gearagh, the names of all the townlands in Uibh Laoire explained, reminiscences of visitors to the parish, a trial from 1894 involving local people and much more.

Tá suil againn go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh as.


This years publication was put together with the generous help of the following, Nora Levis, Margriet Beukers, Eithne Concannon, Mary Lovett, Miriam O’Sullivan, Tadhg O’Suibhne, Peter O’Leary, Nora O’Riordan, Eibhlín Ní Luasa, Maire Uí Leime, Conchúr A’Choitir and Conchúr Ó Murchú.


We also wish to thank all the contributors for their punctuality, all the shops who sell our wares and you the public, both at home and abroad for buying this magazine.

Beir bua,


Seán Ó Súilleabháin