A Word from the Editor



An Cumann Staire was established in 1991 following a meeting organised by Donnacha Ó Laoire, Priomh Óide in Scoil Mhuire. Our main aim from the beginning was to collect and make available information on the history and traditions of Uibh Laoire. On the occasion of our 10th anniversary it is clear that we have surpassed our expectations. It is a source of pride to everyone who has had contributed to this success and it is clear that it was well worth while.


Tá leabharlann leathan foilsithe againn len ár nIrisí ó 1993. Ta an naoú ceann a leamh agat faoi lathair. Tá ana chuid de mhuintir na háite le feiscint in’s na leabhair de griangraifeanna, The Uibh Laoire Collection Volumes 1, 2 agus 3, agus tá ana chuid daoibh le cloisint ar an CD/Téip, " Ar Bruach Na Laoi".


Braitheann an Chumann Staire ar chabhair ó mhuintir na háite chun an Iris a chur I gcló gach bliain. Tagann cabhair chomh maith ó ceithre cuinne an Stait ‘is na cruinne. Gach bliain , faoi bhrú, chuireann siad snas ar a gcuid saothair chun taithmeamh a thabhairt d’a gcomharsain.


The major element in the success of the Cumann Staire is the unlimited goodwill of the public. From writing articles to typing them into computers and finding photographs to accompany them, we are never left short handed.


We are always interested in new articles. These can be recollection by older people or college projects by students. Poetry and songs are also welcome, as well as articles about historical events, people or lifestyles, from anywhere inside or outside the parish. We look forward to hearing from you.


We hope you enjoy this year’s Cumann Staire Journal.


Beir bua,


Sean O’Sullivan.