All change.

After just over four years of running the site, the time has come to move on to pastures new. After starting rather tentatively in December 2010 with the aim of sharing some of the archives discovered while researching the village’s history, the website quickly transformed into a place where very enthusiastic and informed people from all over the world with an interest in the village could share their knowledge. Now there are over 25,000 views a year as well as comments and information sharing on articles written. Much of this was captured in a compilation of articles published last year, which is now sold out, but available on Google Books.

In practical terms, the website will remain live and all content remains available. The easiest way to browse is the Google Search or the Table of Contents in the right hand column. For the foreseeable future comments will continue to be moderated.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this website. I have marked all articles involving a contribution with the “Share Your History” tag and you just have to click and see how much of this website’s content is from others. A special thanks of course to Úna Wogan who has contributed so much to the site from the beginning, and thanks to the many others who have shared content and expertise, both in articles and in comments.

I’ll close with one of my favourite images. Everything has changed, but really nothing much has changed at all.

Bye for now,

Michael

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