500 Years of The Fitzmaurices

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Historical Photos & Videos 

If you would like to send us in your old photos or videos of the area email them to catherine@prideoftheparish.ie or call 0863459447

Finuge 1900

How great is this photo. Sure Finuge hasn't changed a bit

Lixnaw 1976

When Lixnaw had a train station. Wouldn't this be great to have now. The last train left Lixnaw 10th January 1977

 © Copyright Jonathan Allen 

Lixnaw 1972

© Copyright Jonathon Allen

During the "North Kerry" enthusiast railtour, former Great Southern & Western Railway 0.6.0 No. 186 pauses at Lixnaw station.  


Vintage Videos 

A rare treat of some brilliant video footage from May 1980.Happy Anniversary to the James O'Sullivan Memorial Park. 37 years ago this weekend. A proud tradition of great football and great teamwork. May the next 37 be even greater. Thanks to Paul Kennelly and John Lynch for this incredible video. Go to https://www.prideoftheparish.com/history for more old photos and videos

Another great video kindly given to us by Paul Kennelly and John Lynch. The opening of Teach Siamsa in 1973.  It features some amazing music and North Kerry dancing. Bishop Eamon Casey planted a tree to mark the occasion. Great to see such a huge crowd in the village

The handing over of the keys of Sheehans Thatch Cottage, from Patrick Sheehan to the community of Finuge in 2000. These amazing videos features never before seen footage, of a few National Heroes and a few local ones too. Many of whom are no longer with us. From Eamon Kelly, and his wife Maura, John B Keane, and Maureen Beasley. With performances from Peggy Sweeney and the Bogadeers. These incredible videos have the blessing of the thatch from the late great Fr. Pat Moore. So lovely to see him in his finest role of the peoples priest. So take twenty minutes out of your busy day and watch some of North Kerry's finest, together at the handing over of Sheehans Thatch Cottage. These videos were produced and edited by Dylon Byer and Charles Nolan. #traditionalfestival#seanmccarthyweekend

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1994. A bog walk with Paul Kennelly during Sean McCarthy Memorial Weekend Festival - Finuge​. What a lovely thing to do. This years festival has a wonderful line up and is a real #traditionalfestival a lovely biodiversity walk due to go ahead this year. See www.finugeweekend.ie for more or follow Sean McCarthy Memorial Weekend Festival - Finuge​ on Facebook. If know someone who is not on Facebook and would like to see all our old videos, they are all up on www.prideoftheparish/history  Thanks to Dylon Boyer 

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This weeks treat is from 1998. Featuring our very own Paul Kennelly and  the late Patrick Sheehan, making scallops and thatching Sheehan's Thatch Cottage. Amazing to see the amount of sheer craftsmanship and hard graft that went into thatching. It's broken into four twenty minute segments for your convenience. Thank you so much Paul and John Lynch for letting us view these incredible videos 

A great video of the Opening of the Millennium Garden in Finuge from Paul Kennelly and John Lynch. The Garden was opened by Liam Lynch and Beth Collins' (who Donated the land) Daughter. The Millennium Garden had been planted with 2000 plants and has been really well looked after this year by the fab Tidy Towns Committee. It looks great!