First we went to the Redwood Catholic Church. The church was built by Cornelius O’Brien in 1850. It was built from limestone and now holds a Mass Rock.
After that the National School was built in 1939. Redwood school educated 5 priests which are: Frs. Guinan, Deeley, Bugler, Kirwan and Houlihan.
Next we thought that the house of the Bailiff was there. We were looking for the initials of John Daly who was a blacksmith in the area.
The family of the Glennons played a part in the War of Independence. Jimmy Glennon was interred on Spike Island and his brother John played a major part in the Modreeny ambush.
Then we moved on to Deerpark which was used for hunting.
Next we found Kilmurry, the second building of Redwood NS which was built 1926, now lived in by the Deeley family.
We kept on walking and we found Redwood House. The house closed in 1920. There were 15 rooms and 2 stories. The school mistress occupied 2 rooms in the house. Three were for the steward of Mr Trench and 1 was a classroom for the pupils. The remaining 9 were locked up.
The first Redwood Castle was built by the Normans a long time ago and then it was burnt down in Cromwell times. It was rebuilt in 1979.
The journey was long but I really enjoyed it.
By Ava Houlihan✌