Drinagh (Cork)

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Shandrum Drinagh
Shandrum Drinagh


The townland of Shandrum in Drinagh is shown in the collection of images above. Shandrum is located north east of Drinagh Village. The map shown is the 6" OSI historical showing the buildings in this townland about 1850. The census returns for 1901 for this parish show 10 buildings is use at that time, some of the families mentioned continue to farm this land today including the Connolly and Young families. The photo of the farming scene from the 1950s is taken on the Connolly farm in Shandrum. The recent photo on the bottom right shows the Church of Ireland Christ Church building and graveyard which was built sometime in the late 1800s. It can be seen in the 25" historical map of 1895. Also in the photo of Christ Church, in the large field behind it, is the location of what was Shandrum Cottage and the Rectory building seen on the OSI map as the large wooded estate. This fine house, which can be seen in the photo bottom left is no longer present today. The extensive lawns of this old house were eventually used as a playing field and many GAA matches and training games were played on it in the 1940s , 50s and 60s. All that remains today is some of the old walls at the entrance to that estate. Across the road from Christ Church right on the corner is a house that was once a school building as can been seen in the 22" OSI map at around 1895. The 1901 census return shows John Bernard White as the Clerk of Holy Orders and Margret Jane Jennings as the National School Teacher. The 1911 census returns show Fredrick Girling as the Clerk of Holy Orders and Mary Jane Smith as the School Teacher at that time. The townland also cuts through 2 small lakes along its northern border.


Photos from Drinagh People Facebook group & Adrian Tobin YouTube footage https://youtu.be/0MtIjHpkmfw

Map from www.OSI.ie 6" Historic.

Census data from http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Cork/Drinagh/Shandrum/





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