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TitleHandwritten letter in form of a diary by Lúghaidh Lamh Fada [Michael Cusack]
DescriptionHandwritten letter in form of a diary by Lúghaidh Lamh Fada [Michael Cusack] entitled "Diary of Lúghaidh Lamh Fada, Creevah, Co.Clare". Giving humorous account of a holiday in County Clare, travelling there from Dublin via Limerick, visiting cousins and friends, travelling to Ennis, Ruan, Corofin, Lisdoonvarna, Creevah, Kilfenora. Mentioning Hugh Brady, cousins Patsey, Michael, Lizzie Cusack, and cousin John Culliney. Also mentioning a meeting of "Gaels" in Limerick during night of travel, and giving impressions from his address to a Mr Hourigan's Gaelic League meeting in Corofin: "Spoke loudly, strongly and melodiously with the illimitable resources and delightful imagery of a man of two tongues... my voice was as sweet as an Irish tune and its intonations as graceful as the curl of a reel". Also referring to the "Tuovahera tragedy in 1831" when Cusacks and neighbours killed "the five unfortunate men who were doing what the peelers did afterwards in Mitchelstown".
Date20-30 June 1902
Extent10 pp


CodePersonNameDatesParallel forms of name
DS/UK/39Cusack; Michael (1847-1906); Founder of Gaelic Athletic Association, Irish Teacher1847-1906Mícheál Ó'Cíosóg
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