With sincere apologies, there were some technical difficulties experienced on June 20th. Most were minor, but after the fact, we discovered that one of the glitches had interrupted the recording of our wonderful lecture, including Taoiseach Finbar O Mahony's introduction of our speaker, here copied:
Finola grew up in Wicklow and Cork. She completed a BA in History and Archaeology and an MA in Archaeology at UCC. Her thesis was on the Prehistoric Rock Art of Cork and Kerry and it took her around West Cork in the early 70s on a Honda 50, giving her an abiding love of the area and its heritage and landscape. After 40 years living in Canada and working in the field of higher education, she moved back to West Cork in 2012. She and her husband, Robert Harris, spend their time studying the history, language, landscape, music, architecture, archaeology, natural environment, stained glass, and anything else that catches their fancy, writing it all down in their blog, Roaringwater Journal (www.roaringwaterjournal.com)
Finola and Robert look down on Rossbrin Castle and feel like they have a responsibility to carry on the great work of Finnín, The Scholar Prince.