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Breege McCusker, author and local historian

Irvinestown Through The Years

The author has produced a  revised and updated version of this acclaimed book, first published in 1985. New photographs, extra tales about Necarne Castle and  Castle Archdale, social history of the 19th century, education and schools, the railway,  churches, historical sites near the town, Irvinestown Workhouse, industry in the area,  reminiscences of the 1900s and 1950s, the “Troubles”, committees and sports clubs, and new appendices including  Irish derivations of the townlands around Irvinestown, nursery rhymes and skipping songs collected in the area, and  extracts from Royal Irish Constabulary  confidential police diary (1893-1925), and inscriptions from the Tower graveyard.   

Price: £16 including p&p

Pages 208

ISBN 0 9510109 05

To purchase this book click here to visit our online bookshop.

The author can be contacted by post via:

Necarne Press
Drumharvey
Irvinestown
Co Fermanagh
BT 94 1ET

Tel/Fax 028 686 21430

Or click here to email the author.


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This project has been funded by a grant from the Heritage Council of Ireland. It has also received funding from Cavan-Monaghan Rural Development Co-op under the National Rural Development Programme. Funded by the Irish Government and part-financed by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2000-2006.