Historical journal by Lough Gur Historical Society with a wide variety of topics covered.
Historical Journal 2022
The Lough Gur Historical Society Journal was officially launched at Lough Gur Visitor Centre on October 21st by Dr Elizabeth Shee Twohig. After a memorable evening with talks by Archaeophotographer Ken Williams, contributions from Local Authority Archaeologist Sarah Mc Cutcheon and Archaeologist Rose Cleary the evening was a resounding success. To pick up a copy of your journal simply call to Lough Gur Visitor Centre or order online here. The journal price is €20.00 plus €15 P&P.
About the Lough Gur Historical Journal 2022
The Journal this year is special as its publication follows the discovery of megalithic art designs at the Great Stone Circle, Grange on 17th August. This is a significant find from prehistoric times that will be explored further in the coming months and years. We were delighted when Ken Williams gifted us the opportunity to use two of his most informative photographs as the designs on the front and back cover of this edition. Ken has also written an article on this subject for this journal.
The journal has an eclectic feel to it as it focuses on the history, archaeology, heritage, and folklore of the general Lough Gur catchment area. The nature of many of the articles included in our journal over the past four decades meant that they have also brought us to other parts of the world. This is very much the case with this edition also. For instance, we can read about one of the first recipients of the Victoria Cross and his wartime exploits in the Crimea and in India in the 1850s. We are also introduced to two Irish families who settled in the United States in the 19th century. And we can learn about an Elton native who served in the Australian army during World War One and a Knockaney man who is more famous in Bulgaria than he is in Ireland. There is also an article from one of our regular contributors who is a native of New Zealand and who wrote about her mother and aunts who settled in that country just over a century ago.
Of course, the following pages also cover various aspects of the social, military and political history of such places as Kilteely, Hospital, Bruff, Knocklong and Caherconlish. We hope you enjoy our 21st edition and it stirs in you a desire to look deeper into our local heritage.