Imagine living in Clonmany
in the 1900's, 1920's, 1950's. How different was life then to
what we experience now? What were the important issues that
affected the lives of our predecessors? Who are the people who
lay the foundations of what Clonmany Parish has become today?
What did the village and the surrounding area look like in the
decades gone by?
Some of you may remember
and want to relive those memories, more of you may have little
recollection or experience of life in Clonmany in the earlier
part of the 20th century. Either way, this timeline - 'A
Century of Clonmany', will no doubt contain something of
interest to anyone who is any way connected to Clonmany or indeed
to anyone who has an interest in history.
The timeline was a major
focal point of this year's McGlinchey Summer School. Being the
year 2000, it seemed obvious and necessary to celebrate the
past 100 years of Clonmany in an accessible way, and the timeline
fulfilled this goal through it's snippets of information and
We hope you enjoy 'A Century of Clonmany ' as
much as the visitors to the McGlinchey Summer School did. And
if you feel that an important event or an interesting fact has
been ommitted from the timeline, please contact us at the email
address below and we will update the relevant information.
Thanks to Marius Harkin, Phil Doherty, Ian Wright,
Rosemarie Doherty, Lorraine Davenport, Lee Mc Daid, Brigid Clafferty
and to anyone else who has helped to create this timeline for
the McGlinchey Summer