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Gregg, Memorials of the Life of John Gregg, D.D. Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross Gregg, Robert Samuel D.D. Memorials of the Life of John Gregg, D.D. Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross and Formerly Minister of Trinity Church, Dublin. Dublin, George Herbert, 1879. 13.5 cm x 18.5 cm. XIV, 305 pages. Original Hardcover with protective Mylar covering. Cup stains to front cover. Spine and edges are frayed. Some underlining in blue pencil inside, inscribed by previous owner. Otherwise very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

The Right Rev John Gregg MA, DD was a 19th-century Anglican Bishop. He was born in 1798 near Ennis, County Clare, son of Richard Gregg, a small landowner, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was ordained in 1822, and quickly gained a reputation as an eloquent preacher. He was Rector of Holy Trinity Dublin and then Archdeacon of Kildare before his elevation to the Episcopate as the Bishop of Cork in 1862. As Bishop he is mainly remembered for overseeing the building of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, at an cost of over £100,000. He died in post on 26 May 1878. He married Elizabeth Law and had six children. His son Robert and grandson, John were also Bishops, and both became Archbishop of Armagh. He published “A missionary visit to Achill and Erris…” in 1850. (Wikipedia).

Keywords: Cork, Irish History, Irish Local History, Irish Religious History

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Various. An archaeological survey of St Molagga's Church, Aghacross, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. Hanley, Kenneth / Weaver, Mairead / Monk, Judith. An archaeological survey of St Molagga’s Church, Aghacross, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. Cork, Cork County Council, 1995. 19.5 cm x 25 cm. III, 47 pages. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Inscription by preowner.

Includes the following essays: Introdcution / Location / Documentary Evidence / Physical Evidence / Structural Phases / Conclusion / Appendix I: The Romanesque Portal, by Tadgh O’Keeffe / Appendix II: Gazetteer of Fragments.

Keywords: Archaeology, Cork, Irish History, Irish Local History, Mitchelstown

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Hurley, Excavations at the North Gate, Cork 1994. Hurley, Maurice F (editor). Excavations at the North Gate, Cork 1994. Cork, Cork Corporation, 1997. 21 cm x 28 cm. XIII, 174 pages including many plates and diagrams. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Very slight yellowing of page-edges.

Includes the following chapters: Introduction / Historic Background / The City Walls / Features East of North Main Street / Features West of North Main Street / Pottery and Roof Tiles / Clay Pipes / Stone Artefacts / Possible Provenance of Stone used in Manufacture of Artefacts / Architectural Stone / Ferrous and Non-ferrous Artefacts / Coins, Tokens and Jetons / Glass and Amber / Wooden Artefacts / Structural Timbers / Bone and Antler Artefacts / Leather Artefacts / The Faunal Remains / Appendix 1: Details of Structural Timber / Appendix 2: An Assessment of the Plant Remains / Appendix 3: Charcoal Identification / Appendix 4: Extract from ‘City Engineers Scrapbook’ 1927 / Bibliography.

Keywords: Archaeology, Cork City, Irish History, Irish Local History

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Hurley, Excavations at the Dominican Priory, St Mary's of the Isle, Crosse's Green, Cork. Hurley, Maurice F. / Sheehan, Cathy M. Excavations at the Dominican Priory, St Mary’s of the Isle, Crosse’s Green, Cork. Cork, Cork Corporation, 1995. 21.5 cm x 29.5 cm. VI, 135 pages including numerous diagrams and photographs. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following chapters: Introduction / Historical background / The Excavation: The Church / The Excavation: The Claustral Range / The Burial: The historical background; The grave types; A mediieval demographic sample / The Finds: Pottery; Architectural stone; Tomb slabs, sarcophagi and effigies; Millstones and small artefacts; Bone and antler artefacts; Metal artefacts; Coins; Clay pipes; Structural timber / Footnotes / Bibliography.

″Evidence for two major structural phases were revealed. The first was the 13th-century construction of the church and cloister range. The second represents re-buildings and extensions from the 14th-16th century. 216 burials were excavated and over 200 small finds recovered.” (Amazon)

Keywords: Archaeology, Church History, Cork City, dominican, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History

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Knowles, Graveyard Inscriptions: Churchtown North, Midleton, Co.Cork, Civil Parish of Inchinabacky. Knowles, Josie / Murphy, Eileen / Troy, Canon B. Graveyard Inscriptions: Churchtown North, Midleton, Co.Cork, Civil Parish of Inchinabacky. Middleton, Civil Parish of Inchinabacky, 1997. 15 cm x 21 cm. 36 pages. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Slight curling of corners. Pages clean with intact binding.

Includes for example the following essays: Churchtown North / Index / Section A / Section B etc.

Keywords: Cork, Graves, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, Midleton

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Lankford, Cape Clear Island: Its People and Landscape. Lankford, Eamon. Cape Clear Island: Its People and Landscape. Cape Clear, Cape Clear Museum, 1999. 15 cm x 21 cm. X, 163 pages including photographs and illustrations. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Cape Clear Island – inis Cleire: Situation and Soil / The Central High Ridge / The South Coastal Area / The Area of South of Loch Ioral / Placenames / Signal Towers and Lighthouses / House Types / Landownership / The Division of Land into Farms. Bliain na gCeathruna / Land Use / When Pilchards were plentiful / Fish Curing in Cleire / The Congested Districts Board / Smuggling Coasting and Expeditions / The Great Hunger (1845-8) / Relief measures / Population / Some Emigrant Families / The Parish of Cleere / Protestant Missionary Activity in Cleire / The Landlord and Education / Early Telecommunications Systems in Cleire / Churns and other Matters / Cape Clear in the 1930s / The Ecology of Cleire: Flora and Fauna etc.

Keywords: Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish landscape, Irish Local History, West Cork

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Manning, Clonmacnoise. Manning, Conleth. Clonmacnoise. Dublin, Office of Public Works, 1994. 19.5 cm x 20 cm. 48 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Some curling of corners on cover. Inscription by preowner. Clean inside with intact binding.

Includes for example the following essays: Introduction / The Setting / Early History / The Golden Age of the Monastery / The Decline of Clonmacnoise / The Nature of the Settlement / The Churches and Other Buildings / Temple Finghin / The Nun’s Church / The Castle / The North Cross / The Ogham Stone / The Graveslabs etc.

Keywords: Church History, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, Monasticism, Ogham

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McCarthy, Bishopstown House. McCarthy, J.P. Bishopstown House. Cork, J.P. McCarthy, No date (c.1975). 15 cm x 21 cm. 16 pages including several photographs and illustrations. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Some discolouration of cover. Inscription by preowner. Otherwise clean inside with intact staple binding.

Includes the following essays: An 18th Century Ecclesiastical Estate at Bishopstown in Co. Cork / History and Future / Features of the Estate / Addendum / Bibliography.

Keywords: Cork, Cork City, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History

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McCutcheon, Stone Wall Construction in West Cork. McCutcheon, Ivan (editor) / Rush, Conor (researcher) / Harty, Feidhlim (researcher and photographer). Stone Wall Construction in West Cork. Bandon, West Cork Leader, No date (c.2000). 14.5 cm x 21 cm. 31 pages including many photographs and illustrations. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Slight wear at edges of cover. Staple binding intact and pages clean.

Includes the following essays: Acknowledgements / Introduction / History of Stone Walls in West Cork / Wildlife Value of Stone Walls / Geology of west Cork / Appropriate Local Styles / Sources of Stone / Types of Walls / Patterns of Buildling / Dry Stone Walls / Mortars and Binding Agents / Special Stones / Bilding Stone Walls / Safety / Maintenance Matters / Builders on the Stonewall Conservation Course / Bibliography.

Keywords: Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish landscape, Irish Local History, stone wall

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McKenna, The Modest Men of Christ Church, Cork. McKenna, Rev. Terence J. / Moore, Charles V. The Modest Men of Christ Church, Cork. Cork, Rev. Terence J. McKenna and Charles V. Moore, 1970. 14 cm x 21 cm. 58 pages. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Cover slightly grubby. Clean inside with intact staple binding.

Includes the following sections: Preface by Reb. B. W. McCrea, present Rector of Holy Trinity Union, Cork / A Story Not Yet Told: Introduction / Arrivals: The Danes and the Normans in the first and second Churches (up to 1200) / Growth: the period of the second Chruch (1200 to 1660) / The Seventeen Century Parish Records / To Be Continued; the end of the second Church and the start of the third Church (1660-1970) / Some Famous Men, and a Last Word / A Short Bibliography and Footnotes.

Keywords: Church History, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History

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