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Other than for my immediate and close family members, I * DO NOT * input additional biographical info on a memorial. I only transcribe what is written ON THE TOMBSTONE.

I started doing Irish side family history research in April of 2009. Much later I began digging into the Italian side.

Cork Gen was launched in late 2010. I also blog about families in my own research at

Besides Find A Grave, the West Cork Database at Skibbereen Heritage Centre is also a valuable tombstone resource for Cork. I go out of my way to avoid what Skibb Heritage has done as well as Historic Graves when I make decisions on photographing cemeteries.

PLEASE USE CITATIONS for Find A Grave and attribute these pages accordingly. You can get a generated citation for a memorial by clicking SOURCE. At least, PLEASE give credit where credit is due.


The Collins photos and a few McCarthy photos for All Saints in Drimoleague were taken by Tommy Collins of Dunmanway.

Tommy Collins also provided tombstone photos of Caheragh Old Graveyard except for Daniel Collins. Patricia Tomlinson provided that photo.

Pat Crowley of Durrus History had done a tremendous amount of tombstone photography in West Cork. See Coolkellure in Dunmanway; Maulinward Burial Ground in Durrus; St. Mary's (Durrus Catholic) in Durrus; Bantry Abbey, etc.

Photos of St. Mary's in Leap, Co Cork were taken by Nick Turner of Drimoleague.

A photo of the tombstone of Dyna Downes in Clunes, Australia was provided by Rev. Fr. John Walshe of Victoria.

Photos of the Collinses in County Kerry (descendants of the Skibbereen Larrys) were supplied by my distant relative Michael Collins in Killarney. Stop by the Kilcummin Inn and say hello if you pass through.

Good luck with your research.

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