The Lovely Lakes of Ballinure.

Described once by local historian, Paddy O’Driscoll as “A part of my heaven”, the islands and lakes at the south western corner of Bessborough, still remain as peaceful tranquil as ever as they silently await their fate. Located alongside the Bishops Walk, this complex of five wooded islands and lakes, appears to have been constructedContinue reading “The Lovely Lakes of Ballinure.”

Ballinure House.

The attached photos show the old Ballinure House in the 1970s, it was demolished soon afterwards. It was located in the present day grounds of the Nagle College, some trees from the estate still stand on these grounds and in Loughmahon Park. The large imposing entrance was located on the old Ballinure road and theContinue reading “Ballinure House.”

Ballinure Hurling & Football Club Winning the Perpetual Trophy in 1987.

The photo, shows a presentation of a Perpetual Cup to the officers of Ballinure Hurling & Football Club in 1987, just days before the official opening of the new club-house, at Ballinure Pitch. (From Southgate, and the archives of Con Hannigan). “The name Con Hannigan is synonymous with Cork Sport. For almost 30 years, ConContinue reading “Ballinure Hurling & Football Club Winning the Perpetual Trophy in 1987.”

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 ofContinue reading “A Valuable History of our Community. Available to All.”

Con Hannigan Tribute.

This is a copy of a tribute written by Con Hannigan in his own handwriting to his local village of Ballinure and his community. Con who wrote extensively especially for the Evening Echo, died in 1st February 2016. He lived at Ballinure Cottages. (from the Con Hannigan archives). Previous Post Ringmahon Rangers….a band of brothers.Continue reading “Con Hannigan Tribute.”