Correspondence, or articles for publication in the next edition of the journal should be addressed to either of the following:
Tom Williams, Editor, Park House, Wexford.
Maria Colfer, The Rose, Camross, Foulksmills, Co. Wexford.
St. Fintan's Cross drawn by Joseph Hunt, Tramore, Co. Waterford
Thus, 1997 (or thereabouts) will mark the fourteenth hundred anniversary of the foundation of Taghmon. It is fitting, therefore, that the history of the village and surrounding areas should be recorded on an ongoing basis.
A historical society was first mooted by Seamus Seery, who refused to listen to negative arguments, and by gentle persuasion, encouraged a group of people to meet on 5 Dec. 1994. From this meeting was born The Taghmon Historical Society. While other places are celebrating their birthrights dating back 500 years, 1000 years or 1200 years, Taghmon can boast of a foundation dating back 1400 years. Those years have seen many changes. The Taghmon Historical Society, in the coming years, will record many of these events for posterity.
A special thanks is due to the following: the paid up members of the society whose support is deeply appreciated; Celestine Rafferty and Jarleth Glynn, of the Co. Library, for their help and encouragement; Dick Roche and Hilary Murphy for their guidance; Maria Colfer, Caroline Cogley & Maeve Condon for their unstinting efforts in typing manuscripts; Marie Williams for her painstaking proof reading; Seamus Murphy and his sub-committee for the expertise of their endeavours; Leo Jones for his photographs; the Crandonnell Lodge for its hospitality; the committee for its perseverance, and lastly, the contributors whose study and research will ensure that our first journal is a worthwhile and readable publication.
CHAIRMAN TOM WILLIAMS
The aims of The Taghmon Historical Society are as follows:
(a) To promote, research, encourage and make known the public study of aspects of Taghmon's long and interesting history, by publishing a historical journal at regular intervals.
(b) To attempt to interest the residents of the parish and particularly, the younger generation, in the history of their parish.
(c) To promote the preservation, security and accessibility of archival material.
(d) To interview older residents of the parish and to get their memories committed to tape, computer or paper.
(e) To video or photograph buildings, places of historical interest or sites that are disappearing.
Membership shall be open to all persons showing interest in the support of the society's objectives.