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Annals of Beara

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"Those who are attempting to trace their roots to the Beara Peninsula are among the most fortunate genealogical researchers in the world, thanks to the monumental work carried out by a teacher (and genealogist, historian, footballer, and champion accordion player) named Riobard O’Dwyer. O’Dwyer, who was born in the U.S. to Beara parents but grew up in Beara, took it upon himself to study the families of the peninsula as comprehensively as possible. He spent the better part of his life visiting the localities of Beara, gaining access to and transcribing its (sometimes nearly illegible) church records, interviewing its residents, and examining the headstones of its cemeteries."
"In 2009, O’Dwyer’s three-volume, 2,000-plus-page Annals of Beara was published, making available genealogical sketches of thousands of Beara inhabitants and their descendants, including many of those living in other countries. The sketches are organized primarily by Catholic parish – Adrigole, Allihies, Castletownbere, Eyeries, and Glengarriff."

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Thank you for posting this, I've only just discovered the Annals
posted by Elsie Gorman