Lamplight Storytelling of '1913 Voyage to Australia'

Venue: Store of Memories Museum,
Town: Inchigeela
Time: 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Phone: 086 853 9744
Lamplight Storytelling of '1913 Voyage to Australia'


All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Booking essential, please email

On New Year’s day in 1913, Michael Johnny O’Sullivan, local son from Inchigeela emigrated to Oz. He never returned home. Listen to his daily diary of his 6 week voyage written on board the SS Inniscara and SS Otway, read in lamplight by his grand niece Dorothy. The Diary forms part of the museum collection and this will be the first hearing of this beautifully written work.

The Store of Memories Museum is situated in the centre of Inchigeela Village, near Macroom. This is a community museum administered by the O’Sullivan family members and voluntary members offers access to a unique corrugated iron all purpose shop built over the Derrivane river in 1912. The Shop traded until 2007. The Museum collection displays a fascinating social history of village life during that time with its Product Ranges, Memories of past customers,Emigration stories. Amongst the treasures to be found are: letters from villagers from the parish circa 1908-1913, credit ledger books from 1917-1980s, the history of Dora O’Sullivan, local District Nurse & Midwife from 1916-1956 who was on-call from this shop, her family home.