New Book, “Killeagh Parish through the Ages” 2nd edition and folklore DVD
“Killeagh parish through the Ages” is a comprehensive history of the parish over the last 300 years and features recorded data allowing families to trace their family trees as well as important historical and social events in the parish. Comprising over 500 pages the book has many photos and stories readers will find amusing.
The DVD entitled “Killeagh Parish Folklore Through The Ages” comprises a set of 3 DVDs. A rich tapestry of parish folklore is traced from the early mesolithic era to the present exposing it’s colourful characters, culture and often amusing past as told by the parishioners. The cast comprises over 600 characters and loads of pictures from which parishioners are sure to recognize family members, friends or acquaintances.
Following on from the above the Killeagh Inch Historical group in conjunction with film producer Willie O’Mahony have have launched this December another DVD entitled. “Down Memory Lane, 80’s and 90’s and More”
The DVD which lasts for more than one and a half hours is filled with snippets from concerts, plays, folksongs and special social occasions illustrating the abundant talent for creativity and humour that existed in the past and still exists today in the parish. Local well-known theatre personalities like Mary Flavin Colbert and Mary Peddar Daly feature prominently as well as entertainers Ger Byrne and Patsy Irwin a reminder of those wonderful days in the past when communities used to gather in the parish halls for socials and dancing.
The time, effort and hours of work that has gone into this project over the years is immeasurable and parishioners are virtually guarenteed to recognise many of their relations and acquaintances from the past. It’s a record of Killeagh’s local history, comfort existing in the knowledge that our parents and grandparents laughed at the same scenes and gigs shown in the DVD.
The DVDs and book can be purchased rorm Londis in Killeagh main street for €12 and would make wonderful presents for family minded parishioners, diaspora and those who have an interest in local history. Thanks go the Willie O’Mahony for all the hard work he put in.
Issued by Neville Dent
Killeagh Inch Historical Group