Old Kilcummin Cemetery Broadcast

Old Kilcummin Cemetery Broadcast

We spent a very interesting afternoon on Sunday, in good company, as participants in a recording of local history and lore accompanied by traditional music from local musicians in the old cemetery in Kilcummin.  The graveyard contains the ruins of a church dating back to 1172 and destroyed by Cromwellan troops under General Ludlow in 1652. There are interesting tombs within the church ruins the largest dedicated to the Barry family dating from 1696 with a wall mounted slab of the Barry arms and motto. The Barrys’ were middlemen for Lord Kenmare and descendants of Lord Barrymore of Buttevant. (Barry motto “Boutes en Avant) There are also some very old headstones within the church, for example “Here lieth the body of Maurice Cronin Clounts who departed this life in the 89th year of his age 1st June 1751”. Additional content of the broadcast includes local history and the effects of famine, emigration, hedge schools and no show in Kerry would  be complete without a mention of football.  Radio Kerry show ‘Saturday Supplement’ hosted by Frank Lewis will be broadcast next Saturday, 28th January 2017, after the 9.00am news and will be available on podcast from the following Monday.