​Clonakilty Historical Journal reprinted​

Mayor of Clonakilty, Anthony McDermott, (centre), relaunching ​Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage's “Clonakilty Historical and Archaeological Journal”, with some of those who contributed articles to it. From left: Kieran Doyle, ("A re-examination of the perception of the RIC during the Revolutionary Period: A West Cork Focus"); Conor Nyhan, ("The Nearly Forgotten"); Clíodhna O' Leary, Editor, ("Historical Ramblings on Clonakilty"); Tim Feen, ("SS Pegu: From Rangoon to Ringlea") and Donal Whooley, ("The Old Order Changeth: The Development of Timoleague as a Significant Town and it's Subsequent Demise in the Medieval Period") . The first run of the journal was published in November 2015 and sold out a few months ago. Several hundred copies have been re-printed due to continuing interest and demand and are now available in local bookshops and other outlets. Pic: Anthony Brennan

Due to the sellout success of the “The Clonakilty Historical and Archaeological Journal”, published just before Christmas last year, and continuing demand and enquiries, Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage has re-printed several hundred copies of the book which are now available in all local bookshop and other outlets.

The journal contains 16 articles by local historians, and interesting photographs in over 200 pages covering local historical and archaeological topics spanning 3,500 years. 

The journal costs just €10 and is on sale in the following local outlets – Coughlan’s Bookshop; Kerr’s Bookshop; Clonakilty Bookshop; Meade’s Newsagent; McCarthy’s Newsagent; Scally’s Supervalu; The Golden Pheasant, Courtmacsherry and Barryroe Co-Op.

It would make an ideal present for Clonakilty people anywhere in the world and would be great to receive at any time of the year.

Anyone having difficulty sourcing the journal should contact: Marian O’ Leary, on 087-7642465 who will organise delivery.

Further details also on Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage website, Facebook and Twitter pages.


  1. Hello, I am very interested to learn of this journal but don’t think it is available in New Zealand. Would you please let me know the cost and whether I can purchase it by post? Alternatively, I will spend a few days in London during July of this year. Might I be able to buy it there?
    Thank you in advance