This year is the 88th anniversary of the
1916 Rising . In fact, there once was a war
memorial in this parish but because of environmental reasons, it had
to be removed.
A parade formed up at Srelane, in honour of
the Rising, and led by the band, they marched
to premises of the late Mr. Jerome Desmond
(a founder member of the band) and a number of trees were planted in a
small plot of ground near the farmyard.
A man named Daniel Callaghan taught 60
pupils in a rented cabin built of stone and
mud in Farran and a man named Denis
Looney taught 43 pupils
In 1914 the old school in Ovens won the
Cork School Shield Football competition.
They were trained by Ned McCarthy
(a former international rugby player).
They defeated Douglas, Ballincollig,
Macroom and in the final, Cobh.
- In 1956,
the flooding of the Lee Valley with the filling of the Carrigadrohid
Dam and on November 5th the flooding of the Inniscarra Dam.
With the filling of the Inniscara Dam about 300 acres of land