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Picture of Cove Harbour, Queenstown (Cobh), 
co. Cork, Ireland;  c.1830

  Queenstown, co. Cork;  c.1910


Modern day post card from Cobh, shows a sister and 2 brothers with one pointing to America.  Cobh (Queenstown) was and is a major Irish port that has the history of emigrant migration, the last port of call for the Titanic and a calling port of the Lusitania.  
Post card received by one of Tony Kent's sons, thanks!  

For Cobh history: http://www.cobhheritage.com/index2.htm






Two sides to every story:


   Tintern Abbey, co. Wexford, Ireland

From the Gowan ancestry,  John Hunter Gowan married . Frances Morton and had Jane Amelia who married Edward H. Colclough-Turner. The Colclough family were of co.Wexford.  Their daughter, Frances Anne Colclough-Turner married Ogle Robert Gowan an illegitimate son of John Hunter Gowan and his mistress, Margaret Hogan.  (Understand?)  The life and times of John Hunter Gowan [1727-    ] could be a web site in itself.

and the following was sent by Tony Kent:

"....Attached is a picture of your "ancestral home" (I wish!). The last occupant Lucy Wilmot Susanna Maria Biddulph Colclough removed the roof to avoid paying Rates (a property tax). In 1969 she gave the building to the nation, our Office of Public Works has done a lot of conservation, it is now open to the public. The Colcloughs came originally from Staffordshire and are tracable back to the 12th century.  In case you think your Wexford pedigree looks like a list of the "bad guys" from 1798 one of the Rebel leaders was Dr John Colclough of Ballteigue Castle here in Kilmore Quay, he was hanged drawn and quartered on Wexford bridge, a contemporary of his, John of Tintern Abbey had the dubious distinction of being shot dead in the last duel fought in Co. Wexford"

For more on Tintern see http://members.fortunecity.com/chtii/colclough/thomas.htm near the bottom; (there is also a Tintern Abbey in Wales):

Bantry Fair Day; 19th century.
This space would have had a 1950's picture of a Fair Day at Ballineen; but, due to the NLI's copyright (100IP/year) I am unable to post the picture until 2021.