1848 - Two local men - at least - fought in 1848 with Smith O'Brien at Ballingarry.
1867 - Fenian's drilled in Sleaveen, Cadrum and Keale. Number fled to U.S.A. Seven "Denis's (= christian name) left Macroom one morning by train for U.S.A.
Tale. "A local man Sweeney, and another were bringing by road from Cork some stuff including arms in a load of hay. Word was conveyed that they were betrayed, and by agreement one of them, Sweeney, jumped over fence and mingled with a number of haymakers working for H G Garda Browne or his father at Coolcower - He escaped.
Told me by his daughter, Mrs Mary Murphy. New Street, Macroom, (60 years).