Editor: Tom Williams
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.
The aims of The Taghmon Historical Society are as follows:
Membership shall be open to all persons showing interest in the support of the society's objectives.
St. Fintan's Cross was drawn by Joseph Hunt, Tramore, Co. Waterford
We acknowledge the support of The National Heritage Council who provided a grant to help the Society to undertake a study of the Camross Pingos.
A note of appreciation is also due to the following: the paid up members of the society whose continuing support ensures that the society's finances are in good order; Celestine Rafferty and Jarleth Glynn, of the Co. Library, for their courtesy and support; Maria Colfer, John Seery and Caroline Cogley for their unstinting efforts in typing manuscripts; Marie Williams for her painstaking proof reading; Seamus Murphy and his Launch Sub-committee for their professional approach; the Crandonnell Lodge for placing a meeting room at our disposal; the committee for its dedication, and lastly, the contributors whose analysis and perusal of historical matters pertaining to the Parish of Taghmon continues to ensure that our journal appeals to all those who have an interest in our history and culture.
The first AGM of the Taghmon Historical Society was held on 18
June 1996 and the following officers were elected:
CHAIRMAN: Tom Williams
VICE CHAIRMAN: Brendan Hamilton
SECRETARY: Maria Colfer
PRO: Jackie Handcock
JOINT TREASURERS: Michael Doyle & Seamus Murphy
JOURNAL EDITOR: Tom Williams
COUNCIL: Nuala Carroll
This poem was found among the effects of the late Canon Pat Murphy P.P. of Glynn and was kindly passed on to The Taghmon Historical Society by Art Bennett of Glenbrien whose relative was employed by Canon Murphy. It was hand-written on a small card which contained a beautiful miniature original painting of St. Fintan's Catholic Church, Taghmon. The card was adorned with floral motifs and was clearly the work of a talented artist, probably the same one who composed the verses. The author remains anonymous.
Throughout his course the glorious sun
Hath never shone on greener vales,
The sweetest perfume flowers possess,
Is wafted from thy fields so fair.
From my fond heart can ne'er depart,
The spell which home hath thrown o'er me,
And they my friends shall ever be
Who speak but well - but well of thee.
A mother's love, a father's care,
A sisters gentle heart were mine,
And these are all in loved Taghmon,
And there true friendship hath her shrine.
Then marvel not if joy I feel,
When others speak in praise of thee,
If dear to them how dearer far
Art thou to me - my sweet Taghmon.