Saturday Supplement – October 19th, 2019

On the Saturday Supplement, Joe McGill spoke about the townland of Mastergeehy. Situated 15 km to the southwest of Ballaghasheen Pass on the Iveragh Peninsula in the parish of Dromid, modern-day Mastergeehy could just barely be considered a village in terms of its size. The ‘Kerry Way’ walking route passes through there and the name directly translated in to English is ‘master of the wind’. At one time there was a shop a post office a church and a school all within a few yards of each other with the passing of time the church the school and the shop have all long since gone with the post office closing earlier this year.  Joe visited the area and found out about its history from locals Michael O’Shea and Father Padraig Sugrue.