Parish Journal & Calendars
Early Ballingarry History
Parish School History
Famine Warhouse 1848 Heritage Site
2004 Official State Opening
Annual Famine Warhouse Walk
1848 and the Daily Irish Flag Raising Ceremony
1848 Rebellion and the Young Irelanders
Nine Fine Irishmen - Las Vegas
Civil Survey, 1850
20th Century History
Coal Mining Heritage
Census of Population
Local Family Names
Slieveardagh Tourist Trail
Slieveardagh Writers - Kevin Ryan
(by Kevin Ryan)
What is your name today as we stone and mock you,
Destroy every bit of hope and confidence you had?
Today a whore, tomorrow a virgin, squashed and made
Feel small, lost in the corner of the hall.
Do our laughs echo in your brain,
Do our faces appear to you like chronic nightmares?
Are these only the parts of your pain that ran through
Your head before you decided to end it?
Now your naked body so still and cold feels
The pain no more.
Now any of us just a bit human shivers with guilt
When we hear the name Mary.
Yes the lesson was hard and the penalty severe,
I hope we've learned.