Death Notice: Angie Buckley, Aubane

The death has occurred this morning (21st July 2010) of Angie Buckley (nee Dineen) of Aubane.  Reposing from 6pm to 8pm at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet this Thursday evening, followed by removal at 8pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Friday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu, to St Mary’s Ward, Mercy University Hospital Foundation, Cork.

From The Finnow Bridge To The Feirm Bridge

From the Finnow Bridge to Feirm BridgeBetween Millstreet Town Bridge and Feirm where my life’s journey began
Where I went to school from and I grew into a man
The changes keep on happening there or so I have been told
But everything it changes and we grow frail and old.
In the early thirties when my dad returned from the U S he hailed from Lisnaboy
He bought the farm at Claraghatlea off of Cashmans it was his pride and joy
Before marrying Mary Agnes Dinneen she was from Rathmore
I am going back in time now fifteen years with the three score. [read more …] “From The Finnow Bridge To The Feirm Bridge”

School Photograph of 1950s

As promised on 15th July 2010 we now feature that very special c.1954 school photograph kindly provided by Joe Hickey (Killarney & Millstreet) and identified by Joe, Jerry Lehane and Tommy Burke – all of whom appear in the picture. The location is Millstreet Boys’ National School on Clara Road and the teacher is Mr. William (Bill) O’Keeffe. It’s likely that there are two classes included – possibly, 3rd and 4th Class. We are hoping that someone may identify the one person we have been unable to identify.  (Seán Radley for )

Note: a larger photo has been uploaded for a better view of the picture. Click on the photo below to see it:

Front (from left): Connie Murphy, Tommy Dowling, Maurice Linehan, Teddy O'Mahony, Joe Devine, Teddy O'Leary, Brendan Burke, Tommy Burke. Second Row (from left): Eugene Barrett, Patrick (Patsy) Twomey, Brendan Kiely, Jerry Lehane, Michael O'Leary, Christopher Murphy, Michael Singleton, Joe Hickey, Michael Carroll, Connie Hickey. Third Row (from left): John Joe Forde, John Lee, Vincent McSweeney, Ted Cotter, John (Jack) Evans, Maurice O'Donoghue, Timothy Scally, Paddy Joe Cotter, Jerry Cronin, Daniel O'Shea, William (Billy) Corkery, Basil Gurry. Fourth Row (from left): Mr. William O'Keeffe, Patrick M. O'Sullivan, John Radley, Finbarr Buckley, John Carroll, Desmond Palmer, Kevin Cronin, Anthony (Tony) Fitzgerald.

V. Rev. Jack Fitzgerald

Fr. Jack Fitzgerald

Today is the day the priests are officially reshuffling around the Kerry Diocese. We say goodbye to Cannon Declan O’Connor, Rev. David Gunn and the Rt. Rev. Mons. Michael Manning, and taking the Millstreet and Cullen parishes in their place will be the V. Rev. Jack Fitzgerald, a native of Boherbue, who has been stationed in Abbeydorney for the last number of years.

We wish him well in the Parish, especially as he is taking over the role of two priests before him, and that he receives a warm welcome in the parish.