Hi, it is the boy from Barrystown starring in a new role: writing the history of the Clonroche district and as we shall see there is a vast amount of it! I once wrote an article entitled “The Historian of Ballymacassy”—an account of the famous historian the Rev. James Bentley Gordon who lived at Boro Lodge, Ballymackessy, close to the road to Clonroche. I might well be described as the second historian of Ballymackessy, and as a historian supreme. If it is true, it ain’t bragging. To begin with I am putting up a group of accounts of the Carews of Castleboro plus an account of hurling.