History – Glandore Village 7

Glandore (Cuan Dor)

Glandore Garden Presentation Stone

Glandore Garden Presentation Stone

Meaning harbour of oaks or possibly harbour of gold. Glandore is one of the prettiest villages on the south coast of Ireland. Its position in the path of the gulf stream ensures its mild climate all year round, consequently its flora is diverse and of great interest as plants are found in bloom here out of season.

Glandore was one of the earliest settlements in West Cork.  Drombeg Stone Circle was a place of worship dating back to 1000 bc. Subsequent to the Norman invasion in 1169, two castles were built in the harbour and are occupied to this day. The new development of Glandore owes a lot to the arrival of James Redmond Barry, when he bought Glandore estate in 1823. Under Barry’s encouragement and financial aid, Glandore began to improve quickly. The pier was developed and a new road was built from Glandore to Leap, he also built a new hotel, now The Glandore Inn. Glandore House was built by Barry in this period, and he was also responsible for the development of old Glandore National school, which dates back to 1835, in addition to the establishment of the Model Farm at ARDS, Glandore. Barry was the MP for the area, and is credited with the development of the fishing industry along the coast, through the erection of numerous piers and the installation of navigation marks in the Harbour. In order to support the fishing sector he established a boat building industry in the area, including a boat yard in Union Hall.

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7 thoughts on “History – Glandore Village

  • Jack Nagle

    I’m looking for information on the Nagle family. My Grandfather’s birth certificate (John Joseph Nagle) indicates he was born in Glandore in March of 1892 to John “Blackjack” Nagle and Mary Ann Calnan Nagle. Blackjack was born in Maulagow in 1865 and died in Glandore in 1922. All of his children emigrated to America in the early part of the 20th century. I’m trying to find if any of the other Nagle branches of the family tree still reside in the Glandore area.

    Is there anyone I could contact to help me?

    Thank you,

    Jack Nagle

      • KIERAN O Donoghue

        Hi Tom
        The church records for kilmacabea show a Julia Ann Nagle born 22/11/1894
        I understand that the entire family moved to USA after the death of the father John Nagle

    • KIERAN O Donoghue

      Re Nagles and Glandore
      i have identified where the Nagle family lived in Maulagow Glandore

      John Nagle and Mary Calnan were married on 11th November1870
      There respective parents were John Nagle Deceased and William Calnan

      The following children were born
      James 01/12/1891
      John 29/04/1893 ?
      William 31/10/1893 ?
      Julia Ann 22/11/1894
      mary Ellen 23/10/1895
      Ellen 05/12/1896
      As far as I know there was a connection to a James Nagle in Rosscarberry Co Cork
      This James is Dead since 25/30 years
      His son is also dead but he has a grandson alive
      I will contact him just to see if he has any information .
      The mary Calnan came from the townsland of Rushanes and could have some relations still living there.
      I spoke to Jim Calnan from Rushanes but he could not make any connection .
      I know that Jims Father was William Calnan also and he died about 1980.
      if I get any further info from the Nagle family I will revert to you .
      Kieran O Donoghue
      My email address is
      [email protected]

  • Rita Miller

    I am going to be visiting Cork in mid September and am looking for any information where my great -great grandparents are buried.
    Dennis Hayes born 1807 Cregg Glandore died Cregg Glandore 15 January Cregg Clandore. married to Cathrine O Donovon born 1819 Madaranna Leap died Dec. 6 1903 Clounkeen West Leap Cork
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Than you!

  • Paul Martin

    Does anyone have any information relating to Ned Allen, resident of Stone Hall until the 1920’s or 30’s? Any history of that house in the period or directly after would be welcome.
    Thanks in advance.

    • KIERAN O Donoghue

      Stone Hall was one of 3 houses built about 1830 to 1840s for 3 brothers
      The sons of the local landlord ? Allen
      Stone Hall was the middle of the 3 houses facing down the harbour of Glandore
      I will check the names of the brothers and advise further.
      My recollections of Stone Hall date back to the 1950s
      At that time it was occupied by a Mr French (his surname) I think he was a retired bank manager .
      The property was sold in the late 50s early 60s and bought by a Austrian Baroness Baroness St Paul, who had a property in Castletownshend
      At that time you paid a tax on property in Ireland ,however if the property did not have a roof it was exempt .
      This lady stripped the roof and the building to avoid the rates tax
      The house lay derelict until the mid or late 80s and was sold by her daughter after the Baroness died
      It was bought by Cecil Hinde or Hynde?Cecil dug into the archives and restored the house to its former glory ,it is beautiful and in superb condition .
      Cecil has recently offered the property for sale and it can be viewed on the property website http://Www.daft.ie
      I will get some photos for you tomorrow and I will check for further information on the Allen family
      My email address is [email protected]
      Let me know your email address so I can forward photos etc
      I may put you in contact with someone who has possibly more information than me
      Kieran O Donoghue from Glandore