mike garnish lived on garinish before 1910

Garinish Island GlengarriffAccording to oral tradition Garinish Island has been the home of farmer as Mike Garinish. Mike Garinish may have been expelled from the island in the early 20th century. It is said the poor farmer took his life but he might as well have died on a fishing accident much later. According to the Census 1911 papers he and his three brothers as well as their widowed mother still lived on the island in 1911. Mike Garnish’s story is not in any history book. Is it time to honour Mike Garinish and the Irish people who created Garinish Island?

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