Local history videos

The Ages of Carlingford (2016) 


A 19-minute tour of Irish history and pre-history from the Ice Age to the coming of the railways – from a Cooley perspective.







The Mountains of Cooley: shaped by people (2021)

A 20-minute video on the rich heritage of Irish-language placenames in the Cooley Mountains. With funding from the Heritage Council we took about a hundred place-name entries from a 2015 study (Mapping the Minor Place Names in the Cooley Mountains) and wove them together with five stories related to the mountains:

  • The Cadgers’ Pad, the route for carrying herring to Dundalk
  • Booleying, the summer grazing communities in the ‘mari’ huts
  • The Táin – the Cattle Raid of Cooley
  • The Montiagh expulsions: post-Famine clearances in Moneycrockroe
  • “Oneillsville”:  Plantation refugees from mid-Ulster in  Glenmore


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