Canon Sheehan

Updated 6th. January 2004.
Welcome to my home page, which is mainly about the rich and varied historical attractions of the Doneraile area of North Cork.

My wife, Dolores, and I used to run the family pub on Doneraile's Main Street, which had been in our family since 1885. Sadly the time has come to retire and we put the pub on the market, as none of our offspring have any interest in becoming publicans. It was sold to a local family, Carmel and John Carey, in November 2003,and we wish them well with their investment. However I intend to keep up the web-site, and with more time on my hands I hope to develop it further. Do stop by often, as I will be adding to this site whenever I can. Many people have contributed to this site and I thank them for the permission to use their work, and I give them credit for it where appropriate.

Those of you who have been here before will see some changes, but I am only attempting to tidy up the page, correct a few faults and generally try to make it easier to navigate around it. I am grouping the links into appropriate categories so that visitors can go to whatever suits them more quickly.

Doneraile Links
Reference Links
Sporting Links
Miscellaneous Links

Doneraile Links

Tomo's Bar,Doneraile .We have sold the pub and retired from business, but we will continue this page and devote it to stories and pictures of Doneraile. This will take a bit of time so check now and again.

Doneraile Court and the St. Legers Excellent account by Seamus Crowley.

Canon Sheehan of Doneraile,Author Priest . Our most famous P.P.and a list of his published work..

Donerailes Catholic Church. We had some historic PP's.

Doneraile Church of Ireland. Doneraile's historic church.

The Doneraile Conspiracy .Michael Shine's well researched account

Doneraile Forest Park and Demesne. Visit the page, then visit the Park

The Curse of Doneraile and Recantation. O'Kelly's lost watch and what he said about us.

A Gentleman's Village: Seats and Families of Doneraile. A lecture given by Anna-Maria Hajba to the Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society (New)

Doneraile Mass Rock. By Michael Shine (Mallow Field Club Journal 2000.) (New)

Carker House: Recently purchased by my friend Tim Nagle who is in the process of restoring this once great house. Have a look to see how he is progressing and read the fine history of the house. (New)


Reference Links


Mallow Arch. and Hist. Society. From whose Journal I get most of the content of this site.

National Archives Transportation Site. Irish Prisoners transported to Oz all listed here.

National Archives Genealogy Site. Just what it claims to be.

National Archives Famine Site. Also just what it claims to be.

Genealogy in Australia. Very informative for those from Oz

The Irish Examiner on Line. Read 'De Paper' On line every day.

The Irish Times Online. Ireland's most visited online newspaper.

Crayon News Sources. Links to most English language newspapers in the world.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

Sporting Links

Cork G.A.A. Online. The Rebels own web-site.

Gaelic Athletic Association. The national web-site.

Club G.A.A. Online. The central site for the world's G.A.A. clubs. Contains all you want in Irish sport - Hurling, Football, Rugby, Soccer,Formula 1 etc.

An Fear Rua. An irreverant but insightful look at all things Gaelic gameswise.

Glasgow Celtic Football Club. The home of the Bhoys in Green

Grimbsby Town F.C. My father played for them many moons ago and I am a card carrying member of the Mariners Internationl Supporters Club (GTISC)

Man.United F.C. The much maligned (fuelled by jealousy) :) Red's own web-site.

Miscellaneous Links.


The Open University. For those interested in further education, a good place to start. Check out those hoax virus warnings.

Acronym Finder. Look up 124,900 + acronyms, abbreviations etc.

How Stuff Works. You will never have to ask another question. <gr>

The Irish Tourist Board. If you want to holiday in Ireland.

Google. Everybody's favourite search engine.

OANDA Currency Converter. If you want to convert your Euro to any other currency, this is where you do it.


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