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Castlemagner parish is at the eastern end of the Barony of Duhallow in North Cork. It includes the village of Castlemagner and the north east quarter of Kanturk town. A thousand years of careful farming has enriched the naturally fertile soil, with the result that, in all its 7880 acres, there is no wasteland. The troubled history of the Irish nation has ebbed and flowed over its green fields since time immemorial. It was an old and settled place when the Magnels from Pembrokeshire made their way along the Blackwater valley and sank their roots deep into Castlemagner soil to shape the life of the parish for more than 450 years.

Many thanks to all of you who have visited this web-site over the past 6 years - especially those who have taken the time to sign our guestbook. While the original content has changed little, the web-site remains a valuable information source. To those of you who are visiting these pages for the for time - welcome. We hope that you will enjoy your time with us.

As we are now in our 7th year there is a need to add to the original web-site material. Castlemagner Historical Society would welcome any suggestions to this end. Those of you who have suggestions or would like to send contributions should send your correspondence to Castlemagner Historical Society

 

Last updated 25 June 2007

Denis O'Donoghue has compiled a short biography of local athlete Dr. Pat O'Callaghan. It provides a fantastic insight into the life and times of a national sporting hero.

Archive pictures of Geoffs Bar