History in Glinsk

Extracts from the book

"History in Glinsk"


have been used in the history content of this website


This  book is the culmination of twenty years of research, documenting the rich history and heritage of the Glinsk Area.

This book is an effort to preserve the local History, Heritage and folklore of the area.

Chapters in the book deal extensively with Glinsk Castle, Ballinakill Abbey, Kilcolumb, O'Sullivan Beare, The First Bishop of New York and the "first Burke to set foot on Irish soil"

see below for a full list of its contents

A Full Copy of this book 

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 to the project/events as described in this website

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The Following table contains a list of subjects covered in its contents

Glinsk Castle : Architecture

Glinsk Castle : Historical Background

Looking at our History through the eyes of Glinsk Castle:-
Reformation: P. 18; Kinsale Connection: P.19; Rebellion of 1641: P.20;
Cromwellian era : P. 21; O’Carolan ; p. 23; Penal Times: P.24;
Census of 1749: P 27; Lewis’ note on parish: P. 28; Hedge-schools: P.29

Occupation of Galway by the Anglo-Normans.

History of the DeBurghs(Burkes)

Lords of Clanconway : O’Finaghty to Burke

Ancestry of the Glinsk Burkes

‘Barontege and Peerage’

Geneology of the McDavid Burkes

Annals of the Four Masters

Annals of Connacht

Retreat of O’Sullivan Beare

O’Donavon’s Ordnance Survey Letters.

The Great Famine

Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth

Dominicans in this parish

Essay on Glinsk Castle

The Moving Bog

Parnell’s last Public Address

Eamon Ceannt

President Kennedy and the Glinsk connection

Custom and Ritual in Glinsk

Sesquicenterary of Glinsk Church – Bishop Conway

Ballinakill Abbey

Effigy of a Burke Knight

Riddle of the Burke Effigy

Ballinakill Madonna and Child

"The Greatest Good………."

The Ballinakill Petition

Three Crucifixion Plaques from Ballinakill Abbey

Coat of Arms, Crest and Motto of the Glinsk Burkes

First Bishop of New York

Formation of Parishes

Centre of Worship in Glinsk prior to 1843

Parish Placenames explained

The Church at Kilcolumb

Kilcolumb Holy Well – The tradition and the mystery

A visit to Kilcolumb

Pattern Day at Kilcolumb

St. Michael’s Well

Dawn of a new Millennium

Caisleán Ghlinsce(1)

Caisleán Uaigneach Ghlinsce

Caisleán Ghlinsce(2)

Glinsk Castle

The Enchanted Lake

"The Roaring Ghost"

Excerpts from the Schools’ Folklore collection.

Glinsk Castle : Experiencing the past

O’Sullivan Beare in Glinsk

The Great War

Liam Mellowes Hall

Father Flanagan

The Priest’s Boy

Schools of the Parish(1940)

Schools of the Parish(1979)

End of an Era at Toberroe NS

Holy Wells etc from Elphin Diocesan Archives


Petty’s Map

What is a Barony?

Ordnance Survey Map 1837-1900

Fr. P J Scott and the Handball Alley

Priests of the Parish


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