Book Launch in Ahiohill Sunday 25th November:
Desertserges – A West Cork history: from the Ice Age to the Revolutionary Period.
Desertserges is not a name that even natives of West Cork will be familiar with, yet this innocuous district sandwiched between its more famous cousins Clonakilty, Bandon and Enniskeane has a massive historical footprint that resonates far beyond its boundaries. Some of Ireland’s greatest names from the industrialist Henry Ford to the civil war martyr Dick Barrett have lived and breathed its air. Con Mc Carthy packs a massive amount into this gem of a book from the ice age to the forgotten battle of Corran, where the destiny of Ireland was decided by the kings of Ireland. A masterpiece of writing, research and storytelling, there is something in this volume for all enthusiasts of history.
This book is a must for anyone interested in West Cork and indeed the manner in which it is presented where historic monuments and remains are not only identified but clearly explained to the lay reader make it an excellent basis for historical studies and classrooms in West Cork and beyond.
The launch which is being performed by local PP and historian Fr Tom Hayes is taking place in The Four Winds, Ahiohill on Sunday 25th November at 4pm and is an occasion not to be missed.