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On 27, Sep 2013 | In | By admin

Golden NS – Eddie Dalton

Eddie Dalton is a very highly regarded local historian, not only in Golden but throughout the whole county. His piece on the townslands of the parish was of great interest to the pupils. Eddie has lived in Cloughaleigh all his life. Eddie, while working as a farmer, has always had a huge interest in all aspects of history, particularly local history.

Topics covered included:

  • Cloghleigh
  • Tig
  • Thatched Housing
  • “Cut” Quinlan
  • Scully’s
  • Fairs
  • Faction Fights
  • Curing Bacon
  • Self Sufficiency
  • Catching Eels
  • 56lb Salmons
  • Homemade Puddings
  • The Banshee
  • Fairy Forts & CillĂ­n’s
  • Hedge Schools
  • Famous Writers
  • Old Songs

  • Ballycairn Bridge
  • Golden’s Oldest House
  • The Leaper Colony
  • The Fitzgeralds
  • Bronze Age Burial Grounds
  • Suir Castle
  • Myth of the Underground Passages
  • Artefacts
  • The Kennelly murders
  • Wille Fagan & the Bull
  • Throwing the Hammer
  • High Jump World Record
  • Michael Kennedy
  • School
  • James Sandy – The Blacksmith
  • Mantlehill
  • Gibbet Cross – The Hangings