Posts by SilverminesHistory

Silvermines Commemorates

A ceremony of comemmoration, took place on Sunday 8th May in Silvermines organised by the local historical society. As the congregation emerged from 11 o’cock mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Silvermines, they were greeted with the strains of a lone piper and as he played, three ladies in 1916 styles mingled with the…

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Thomas McDonagh Centre

On Monday 7th March a group of Silvermines Historical Society members paid a visit to the Thomas Mc Donagh Centre in Cloughjordan.  The centre has just launched a programme of events to commemorate 1916 and holds a marvellous collection of Thomas Mc Donagh memorabilia, aptly housed in the place that was his childhood home.  In…

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CONRADH NA GAEILGE IN BALLINACLOUGH

A Branch of the Gaelic League was formed in Ballinaclough in 1954 by the late Padraig O’Coileain. Padraig, or Pat, as he was known locally was a primary school teacher and had a great interest in all things Irish. The branch began its activities in Hughie Droney’s hall, with Irish language classes and Ceili dancing,…

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A COMMUNITY CENTRE WITH A PAST

Next year, 2013, Lissenhall will celebrate a very special event – the 50th anniversary of the opening of its community centre. But the building which has been the centre of social activities in the area for half a century has a far older history, which hopefully will be the subject of a future article in…

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