Butter Road on “Where the Road Takes me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 13th May 2018.  (S.R.)

Two hundred and seventy years ago in 1748, and almost to the day, a fifty
six mile straight road was opened between Killarney and Cork.

Although being awarded the contract for it, John Murphy from Castleisland had to raise his own finance, in the hope that he would recoup it all by making it a toll road. But the road brought financial ruin for Murphy, resulting in debts of over four thousand pounds. Nobody knows for certain what happened to him afterwards..

In a two part programme on Where the road takes me……. [read more …] “Butter Road on “Where the Road Takes me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday”

Butter Road Celebrations to be Held at The Aubane Community Centre on Friday 18th May

A Celebration of 270 Years of The Old Butter Road 1748-2018 is to be Held in The Aubane Community Centre on Friday 18th May at 7.30pm

Tickets are €27 and are available from Noreen Kelleher on 087 9486673 or Celeste Buckley on 083 3135750

Book your tickets now. Last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday May 9th 2018.

Mary Russell Revisits Butter Road on St.Brigid’s Day 2015

Arriving at Millstreet Railway Station on Sunday, 1st Feb. James O'Sullivan and I met with renowned writer supreme, Mary Russell  who has travelled from Dublin to continue her impressive research of the Butter Road.  James had superbly coordinated this visit and has arranged to assemble a number of very interesting Friends including Fr. Seán Tucker, Richard O'Regan and from Germany - Karen and Robert.  Before embarking on our quite challenging walk on the old Butter Road route in the Claraghatlea and Aunagloor areas James outlined in excellent detail using Googlemaps the route that we would be taking.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Arriving at Millstreet Railway Station on Sunday, 1st Feb. James O’Sullivan and I met with renowned writer supreme, Mary Russell who had travelled from Dublin to continue her impressive research of the Butter Road. James had superbly coordinated this visit and had arranged to assemble a number of very interesting Friends including Fr. Seán Tucker, Richard O’Regan and from Germany – Karen and Robert. Before embarking on our quite challenging walk on the old Butter Road route in the Claraghatlea and Aunagloor areas James outlined in excellent detail using Googlemaps the route that we would be taking. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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