Julie Thomas from New Zealand Tracing Millstreet Roots & Denis’s Successful Research

Julie Thomas from Wellington, New Zealand has been in Millstreet for the past few days completing research for her book "Seven-eighths Irish". Julie is a great, great, great Grand-daughter of Andrew Dennehy of Millstreet. (Seán)

It’s quite amazing how we’ve have had two people from New Zealand tracing Millstreet roots over the past few days – Fr. Bernard Dennehy on Tuesday and now Julie on Thursday.   Incidentally, our very good Friend,  Denis Murphy of Cahirdowney, Millstreet,  successfully carried out research as to

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Paddy McCarthy 90th Anniversary Commemoration

Volunteer Paddy McCarthy
90th Anniversary Commemoration

Assemble: Clara Road, Millstreet.
Parade up Main Street and return to Mill Lane
MacCurtain/McSwiney RFB In Attendance
2.00pm Sunday 31st Oct.
Speaker: Bandon Sinn Féin Cllr. Rachel McCarthy
Fáilte Roimh Cách / All Welcome

Paddy McCarthy

Paddy McCarthy (8/Feb/1896-22/Nov/1920)

The late Paddy McCarthy was born in Meelin and reared in Freemount, not far from Millstreet. He became an active member of Óglaigh na hÉireann following the 1916 Easter Rising.
On May 8, 1918 he was charged with a gun offence and imprisoned for 18 months.
He was held in Belfast and in Manchester where he managed to escape in October 1919.
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All-Ireland Football Final 1973

Connie Hartnett (#7) jumps for the ball while John Coleman waits for the breaking ball on right of the photo.

“… There was a time in the first half when I thought Cork were going to annihilate us; beat us bv a cricket score. They were all over us; three men to the ball and Dinny Long rampant. He did more than anyone to break Galway’s back. Unchallenged, he raced through on solo-runs, often leaving yards between him and his bewildered and less fit opponents. Then when Galway started to rally Frank Cogan literally put Morgan Hughes in his pocket while Con Hartnett and Brian Murphy cleared ball after ball with ease and skill, John Coleman effectively barred Liam Sammon’s path to goal and after an early flourish Tom Naughton’s threat began to wane …” Read below for the full article [read more …] “All-Ireland Football Final 1973”