A Valuable History of our Community. Available to All.

Historian Brendan Cotter, a native of the area, has produced an analysis of the 1901 Census for the census districts of Ballinure, Blackrock Town, Dundanion and Mahon.

Brendan has included maps of the townland boundaries as shown in Griffith’s Valuation of 1850. These maps hopefully, will be of interest to all.

He provides details of the old place names and adds comments for each one giving details as to its origin and location. Included also, in his works, is a section on some remaining “unknowns”, so take your time and see, if you can provide assistance in locating further information about the local names and the places referred to.

Long established family members and newer residents or anyone who has connections to, or shares an interest in the wider peninsula should have a serious look at this informative study of the area. It will prove to be an invaluable guide to understanding and appreciating the rich and varied tapestry of the history of those who have lived in Blackrock, Ballinure, Mahon, and Dundanion, over the decades.

Brendan is continuing to gather information about the local area, so please let him know, if you come across someone, or something you think would be of interest to him. If appropriate let him know at his email address, brencotter01@gmail.com

Thanks to Brendan Cotter for making his work available to everyone, and we really are encouraging people to have a read of this work, and to send him any relevant information or comments which they might have.

Published by ferdiaomahony

Writer of local news and history, in the community of Mahon, Blackrock, Cork. Graduated from UCC, with a BA in History and Politics.

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