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History of Portlaw
Pat Power duellist
Portlaw in 1848
Times Past
Curraghmore (1)
Cotton Industry
Recent Times
Chronology of Portlaw
Little Nellie
Curraghmore house
Old School Photos
Visitor's Comments
The River Clodiagh
Heritage Conservation Plan
Old Names







Our History section features work done by the children and people in the community and so gives a very comprehensive history of the village right up to the present day.

The History of Portlaw section features the work of the history group of the Portlaw ICA and I am very grateful to them for allowing us to publish their work on our website.

The Malcolmsons features an in-depth study of the empire, created by this entrepreneurial family who are largely responsible for the development of Portlaw. I am therefore extremely grateful to Ms. Tina Foran for granting permission to re-produce her comprehensive dissertation 

Fr. Power is responsible for tabulating the tombstones in the Graveyard, and also for the Chronology of Portlaw and our thanks to him for his efforts. 

Portlaw in 1848 features the work of sixth class which was used to create a newssheet.

No history of Portlaw would be complete without mentioning Curraghmore and its beautiful grounds.
A second article features a piece written for a local newspaper by Orla Fitzgerald and she kindly gave permission to re-produce her piece.

Orla also wrote for the same newspaper another article entitled the Origin and Development of the Cotton Industry 1825-1840.

  Times Past features photos of places of historical importance in the village.

Finally, I am delighted to include a newspaper article written by a past pupil of the school, Ms Jennifer Long, which chronicles the positive happenings in the village since the closure of the tannery. Jennifer's article is appropriately entitled "Portlaw refuses to decay and die despite the odds."

We hope you enjoy your trip through our interesting history.


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