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Palmer - County Cork, Ireland

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Re: Palmer - County Cork, Ireland

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 3:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
The Palmers in Ringaskiddy owned the island called Palmer's Island from which they ran a tender service to the American liners when they called to Cork Harbour. They also ran a salvage and coastal shipping service.
The pub in the village ( Lee View Bar) was run by Mrs Palmer( wife of Richard Palmer) who was the youngest of the three Palmer brothers. These were my parents!
Mrs Brown who lived nearby ( maiden name Harrington) married a Brown who came from Scotland and was a representative of one of the shipping lines based in Cobh.
The Harrington family originally came from west Cork . The Green boat was the local transport ferry which ran from Crosshaven, ringaskiddy ,monkstown etc to Cork. I t was discontinued many years ago.Many photographs still get published. An account of the Palmers activities is published in the book " SPORTING SHAMROCKS AND RINGASKIDDY"
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
tc 14 Jul 2006 12:51AM GMT 
Eilís O'Hara 15 Jul 2006 9:14AM GMT 
tc 15 Jul 2006 2:33PM GMT 
tc 15 Jul 2006 2:38PM GMT 
Eilís O'Hara 15 Jul 2006 10:22PM GMT 
Plantation181... 16 Jul 2006 12:39AM GMT 
Eilís O'Hara 16 Jul 2006 9:52AM GMT 
Montague Hennessy 18 Jul 2006 9:05PM GMT 
rfpalmer 10 Jan 2009 10:22AM GMT 
helenlfulford 30 May 2012 1:58PM GMT 
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