<p>View of Carlingford from the sea</p>

View of Carlingford from the sea

People & Places of Cooley

Photographic records of people and places of
Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula

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About this site

I started building this site 12 years ago at a personal cost of approx €9000, +hosting €170 per year.It has been free to viewers for all those years.I'm getting old now and would not like to see it lost to the wider community, so to ensure someone takes it over after my time I have reluctently changed it to a yearly membership of €15. This way it will be easier to persuade the next generation to carry it on.

The site currently has 3900+ photographs and 100+ “Memories” contributions, of the people of Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula, some back to the late 1800s. All of the people in the pictures are named.

In addition the site has photographs of the headstones, plus script, of all that can be deciphered in the 14 graveyards associated with the Cooley Peninsula.

You can search by Name, Place, Townland, Street, School, Communion, Confirmation, Harbour, Railway, Teams etc. If you have an association with a person somewhere abroad i.e. New York, Chicago, Liverpool, etc that will work too.

If you have pictures that you wish to add please copy and send to me and don’t let those memories die. We would love to hear from you.

I hope you enjoy it.

Kind Regards
Kevin Woods

OHagan, House on North Commons

This house on the North Commons is now gone. It is a reminder to all of us of our roots in the past where beauty & tranquillity often shared space with hardship & toil. This cottage like so many others in Ireland has a familiar story to tell. It was the home of Sarah Laracy born in 1883 the youngest of 7 children, 6 of whom immigrated to America.

Mary (Burke) Born 1871
Ann Born 1872
Rose (Donohue) Born 1874
James Born 1876
Kate Born 1879
Patrick Born 1881
They settled in Newport News Virginia.