Carrigtwohill Farmer Dáibhí de Barra (1757-1851) honoured


Carrigtwohill farmer, Dáibhí de Barra was honoured in his native village last Friday, with a plaque unveiling at the Old Graveyard, Carrigtwohill. De Barra was a Carrigtwohill tenant farmer, poet, and was born in 1757 in Woodstock, Carrigtwohill, where he farmed for the best part of a century before departing this life in 1851 having survived the Great Famine.

To celebrate Dáibhí de Barra’s life and achievements, the Carrigtwohill and District Historical Society unveiled commemorative plaque on his grave in the Old Graveyard.

Immediately after this, the Carrigtwohill and District Historical Society hosted a second event during which Paul Doherty (USA) presented an original manuscript of Daibhí de Barra’s to the Society to hold on behalf of the local community. Paul’s great-grandfather, John Doherty (c.1826-1887), was born and raised in Ballintubber between Midleton and Carrigtwohill and brought a number of books with him to America when he emigrated in 1865.

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