Dr Mike Baldwin : Organologist : Historian : Researcher : Writer : Harp maker : Restorer

of the 
Mizen Head
Encompassing folklore, stories, and oral histories from
Crookhaven, Goleen, Lowertown, Schull, Ballydehob, 
Dunbeacon, Durrus, and Bantry
transcribed and edited by Dr Mike Baldwin
Coming soon... an edited collection of folklore, stories, and oral histories, originally written by the children of the Mizen Peninsula between 1936 and 1938, transcribed and published for the first time.
Here moss-grown trees expand the smallest leaf,
Here half an acre's corn, is half a sheaf,
Here hills with naked heads the tempest meet,
Rocks at their sides, and torrents at their feet,
Or lazy lakes, unconscious of a flood,
Whose dull brown naiad ever sleep in mud,
Yet here content can dwell.

Thomas Parnel (1679-1718)