First up is military history. You may remember the Dr. Enright who attended to Con Dee after Gortagleanna. His grand nephew, Liam Enright wrote to me to tell me that this Dr. James Enright had a brother Dr. Thomas Enright who, ironically, was killed
I heard again from James Scanlon and he sent us this useful link for information on relatives who were active during the war of independence.
"For those who want to research their relatives in more depth this other website gives an excellent guide to the documents which can be got from the military pensions process of the 1920's and 1930's."
Next up is an Olympic story with a Listowel (more correctly Finuge ) connection.
The following information was sent to me by John and Monica Summers,who live in Sydney, Australia but who have a Whelan connection with Finuge.
(Sorry about the format. It's a digitized old newspaper...March 14 1952)
Pat Leane's family was from Finuge and there are still members of the family living there including Nell Leane who was born in Australia, fell in love and moved to Finuge in the 1950s.
S A STAR ALL-ROUNDER
Another story from down under.
Meanwhile in Sydney, Tadhg is still filming The Gathering. Here he is talking to Barbara, a descendant of Bridget Ryan who left the workhouse in Listowel as a 'famine orphan".
Clerys during the Civil War