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and Kenmare. Culture Clonakilty's position as a centre of music, both traditional and contemporary, has helped this small town to become a thriving melting pot of musicians. Clonakilty's bars host live music nights throughout the year and it is possible to find live music on most nights. Many famous musicians have found a welcome and a home here, and have contributed much to the energy and vibrancy of the town. The late Noel Redding made Clonakilty his

Cork death_date '''The Noel Redding Band''' (also known as '''The Clonakilty Cowboys''', after the title of Clonakilty Cowboys their debut album

) were an Irish folk rock supergroup (Supergroup (music)) that formed in Clonakilty, County Cork in 1972. Comprising bassist, rhythm guitarist and vocalist Noel Redding (formerly of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Fat Mattress and Road (Road (band))), lead vocalist and keyboardist Dave Clarke (Dave Clarke (musician)), lead guitarist Eric Bell (formerly of Thin Lizzy and Them (Them (band))) and drummer Les Sampson (formerly of Road), the band released two albums


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then turned to the family and told them to take care of Michael, because "One day he'll be a great man. He'll do great work for Ireland." Coogan, page 9 DATE OF BIRTH 16 October 1890 PLACE OF BIRTH Clonakilty, County Cork DATE OF DEATH 22 August 1922 - Michael Collins Centre Clonakilty Cork (County Cork) Munster South-West (List of regions of the Republic of Ireland) Biographical


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death_place Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland (Republic of Ireland) instrument Bass guitar, guitar, vocals (singing) DATE OF DEATH 2003-5-11 PLACE OF DEATH Clonakilty, County Cork, Republic of Ireland thumb left Performing at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, 18th September 2010 (File:Roy Harper at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, on Saturday the 18th of September 2010.jpg) 2006 saw Harper release his first DVD, ''Beyond the Door''. Composed of live footage recorded in 2004 at Irish folk club "De Barra's" in Clonakilty, Cork (Cork (Ireland)), the package includes an additional 10-track audio CD and received a 4-star review from both ''Mojo (Mojo (magazine))'' and ''UNCUT (UNCUT (magazine))'', as well as from ''Classic Rock (Classic Rock (magazine))'' magazine, who made it their "DVD of the month". Born in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland, Anglin emigrated at the age of 26 as part of the exodus caused by the Irish Potato Famine. Following a sectarian riot in New Brunswick between members of the Orange Order (Orange Institution) and Catholics, Anglin appealed for moderation and unity. This led him to take up the editorship of a new newspaper, ''the Freeman'', which made him an influential voice in the colony. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 1861, and became an opponent of Canadian Confederation and of the government of Samuel Leonard Tilley which he helped defeat in 1865. Tilley returned to power the next year, however, with the defeat of the Anti-Confederation Party in the election. Anglin lost his own seat. Transport There are daily bus-services to Killarney. There is also a daily service to from Cork (Cork (city)) in the summer months on the N71 (N71 road (Ireland)) via Bantry and Clonakilty. The N71 also connects Kenmare to Killarney on a mountainous and scenic part of the Ring of Kerry route via Molls Gap and Ladies View. Alternatively one can reach Killarney via the longer but more comfortable route through Kilgarvan. Kenmare also lies on the N70 (N70 road (Ireland)) national secondary road south-Cork (Cork (city)) route to Glengarriff. Early life Harnett was born in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland during the time of the potato famine (Irish Potato Famine (1845-1849)). Shortly after his birth his family emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia. Becoming a United States citizen in 1868, he made a living as a young man by engraving designs on table silver, while also taking night classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later, in New York, at Cooper Union and at the National Academy of Design. His first known oil painting, a still life, dates from 1874. DATE OF BIRTH August 10, 1848 PLACE OF BIRTH Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland DATE OF DEATH October 29, 1892 thumb 400px Map of West Cork (Image:WestCorkMap22.jpg) '''West Cork''' ( WikiPedia:Clonakilty Dmoz:Regional Europe Ireland Cork Localities Clonakilty Commons:Category:Clonakilty


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Leonard Tilley which he helped defeat in 1865. Tilley returned to power the next year, however, with the defeat of the Anti-Confederation Party in the election. Anglin lost his own seat. Transport There are daily bus-services to Killarney. There is also a daily service to from Cork (Cork (city)) in the summer months on the N71 (N71 road (Ireland)) via Bantry and Clonakilty. The N71 also connects Kenmare to Killarney on a mountainous and scenic part of the Ring of Kerry route via Molls Gap and Ladies View. Alternatively one can reach Killarney via the longer but more comfortable route through Kilgarvan. Kenmare also lies on the N70 (N70 road (Ireland)) national secondary road south-Cork (Cork (city)) route to Glengarriff. Early life Harnett was born in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland during the time of the potato famine (Irish Potato Famine (1845-1849)). Shortly after his birth his family emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia. Becoming a United States citizen in 1868, he made a living as a young man by engraving designs on table silver, while also taking night classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later, in New York, at Cooper Union and at the National Academy of Design. His first known oil painting, a still life, dates from 1874. DATE OF BIRTH August 10, 1848 PLACE OF BIRTH Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland DATE OF DEATH October 29, 1892 thumb 400px Map of West Cork (Image:WestCorkMap22.jpg) '''West Cork''' ( WikiPedia:Clonakilty Dmoz:Regional Europe Ireland Cork Localities Clonakilty Commons:Category:Clonakilty


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have been successful in recent years winning the Cork Senior Football Championship in 2009, 1996, and being runners up in the 2003 competition. Clonakilty RFC also became a senior rugby club in 2001 and spent 12 wonderful years in the All Ireland Rugby League (AIB League) until they were relegated to Division 1 of the Munster junior league where they currently play. Clonakilty won their first adult hurling county title when they won the Cork Minor B Hurling Championship in 2007


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home "Bassist for Jimi Hendrix Experience dies". USA Today, 13 May 2003 as has singer-songwriter Roy Harper.


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Fair Trade Town. In 2007 it was awarded the status of European Destination of Excellence by the European Commission at a ceremony in Portugal and is Ireland's first recipient of this prestigious title. left 240px thumb Clonakilty library. (File:Clonakilty-libraryfront.jpg) History Clonakilty is extremely rich in the ancient monuments and dwelling places of its early and pre-Celtic settlers. The Normans made the area their home and their castles and surnames survive to the present day. In 1292, Thomas De Roach received a charter to hold a market every Monday at Kilgarriffe (then called Kyle Cofthy or Cowhig’s Wood), close to where the present town now stands. The area was abundant in woods, as the Irish names of the town and surrounding townlands indicate. In the 14th century a ten mile strip of fallow woodland called Tuath na gCoillte (the land of the woods) divided the barony of Ibane (Ardfield) and Barryroe and reached the sea at Clonakilty Bay. Here a castle called Coyltes Castell was recorded in a 1378 plea roll. This was subsequently referred to as Cloghnykyltye, one of the many phonetic spellings for Cloch na gCoillte (meaning the castle of the woods, from ‘cloch’, the Irish for stone or stone building and ‘coillte’ meaning woods). Clonakilty benefited greatly from the patronage of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork ("the Great Earl"), who may properly be regarded as its founder. It was he who obtained its charter from King James I of England in 1613 with the right to return members to the Irish House of Commons. The borough of Clonakilty (Clonakilty (Parliament of Ireland constituency)) returned two members from 1613 to 1801; it was disenfranchised under the Act of Union 1801. Clonakilty is known as "the only place in all Munster where a blow of some sort had been struck during the Rising of '98" at the Battle of the Big Cross "The Battle of the Big Cross where one hundred Irish died". C.O. Ruairc There is a commemorative statue celebrating the Battle of the Big Cross in Astna Square in the centre of Clonakilty. left 240px thumb Battle of the Big Cross statue, Clonakilty. (File:Clonakilty big cross statue.jpg) Michael Collins (Michael Collins (Irish leader)), who was the Director of Intelligence for the IRA (Irish Republican Army), which campaigned for independence from Britain in the 1920–1921 period, and later the Free State movement, lived in Clonakilty and attended the local boys' national school. He is widely regarded as one of Ireland's leading historical figures. He was killed by an Anti-Treaty ambush party during the Civil War (Irish Civil War). He gave many an oration from O'Donovan's Hotel on the Main Street of Clonakilty. A statue of Michael Collins by local artist Kevin Holland was erected in the centre of Clonakilty and dedicated in 2002. It can be seen at the junction of Bridge Street and Emmet Square. thumb right 226px Michael Collins (Irish leader) Michael Collins (Image:Iarthair Chorcaí 116.jpg) monument. Kennedy Gardens at Emmet (Robert Emmett) square in the centre of town are named after John F. Kennedy. In June 2012, Clonakilty was damaged by flooding. Community pulls together to ensure it’s business as usual in Clonakilty ''Irish Examiner''. Retrieved 19 July 2012. Clonakilty was founded on 5 May 1613. On the 5th of May 2013 President Michael D. Higgins and his wife visited the town to commemorate 400 years since it obtained its charter from the king. Public service acknowledged by President at Clonakilty Town Council civic reception Southern Star (The Southern Star (County Cork)) Retrieved 20 May 2013 Transport WikiPedia:Clonakilty Dmoz:Regional Europe Ireland Cork Localities Clonakilty Commons:Category:Clonakilty


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Leader date 24 February 2012 accessdate 24 February 2012 Currently, English novelist David Mitchell (David Mitchell (author)) calls Clonakilty home. Monday Night Trad Sessions, O'Donovans Tuesday Trad and Shanley's Famous Music Bar main venues. Summer afternoon sessions in Scannells beer garden with Dave and Friends, De Barras Folk Club presents famous acts like folk legend Christy Moore and Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Setmaker play here regularly. Clonakilty

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1821 4033 1831 3807 1841 3993 1851 3297 1861 3108 1871 3568 1881 3676 1891 3221 1901 3098 1911 2961 1926 2770 1936 2961 1946 2825 1951 2742 1956 2517 1961 2417 1966 2422 1971 2430 1981 2698 1986 2786 1991 2812 1996 2970 2002 3698 2006 4154 2011 4721 footnote Census for post 1821 figures. http: www.histpop.org http: www.nisranew.nisra.gov.uk census last Lee first JJ authorlink John Joseph Lee editor-last Goldstrom editor-first J. M. editor2-last Clarkson editor2-first L. A. title Irish Population, Economy, and Society: Essays in Honour of the Late K. H. Connell year 1981 publisher Clarendon Press location Oxford, England chapter On the accuracy of the Pre-famine (Great Famine (Ireland)) Irish censuses author-link Joel Mokyr last2 O Grada first2 Cormac author2-link Cormac Ó Gráda title New Developments in Irish Population History, 1700–1850 journal The Economic History Review volume 37 issue 4 pages 473–488 date November 1984 url http: www3.interscience.wiley.com journal 120035880 abstract doi 10.1111 j.1468-0289.1984.tb00344.x '''Clonakilty''' ( ), is a small town in County Cork, Ireland, approximately 45 minutes away by road to the west of Cork City (Cork (city)). The town is located at the head of the tidal Clonakilty Bay and is surrounded by hilly country devoted primarily to dairy farming. Clonakilty Agricultural College The town's population is 4,721. cso.ie

The town won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition in 1999 and every year since has gained awards for its environmental efforts. The cleanliness is the result in part of the voluntary efforts of local shopkeepers and staff. In 2003, Clonakilty became Ireland's first ever official Fair Trade Town. In 2007 it was awarded the status of European Destination of Excellence by the European Commission at a ceremony in Portugal and is Ireland's first recipient of this prestigious title.

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