Birds & Worms at The Secret Garden

Composting Information Afternoon

Saturday 14th May 1-4pm

In association with Cork County Council

Demonstrations & advice on all aspects of home composting, including wormeries.

No entry fee plus free prize draw to win one of three compost bins.

Poultry Day

Sunday 15th May 2-5pm

Advice on all aspects of poultry keeping.

Poultry, feeders and feeds for sale.

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Biography of Daniel Long

Dear Friends, I’m a historian from Wellington, NZ, commissioned to write a biography of Daniel Long, who was head of the Public Service Association, this country’s largest public sector union, from 1960 until his death in 1976.

Both of Dan Long’s parents migrated from Cork just after World War One, and this message is an attempt to find out something of their early life in Ireland. Their names were Timothy Long and Catherine Mary Hickey until their marriage in about 1919.

I have found their family’s forms in the 1911 online census data. These tell me that they both lived in a townland called Scrahan in northern Cork, near a larger village called Knocknagree. Both came from farming backgrounds and had minimal formal education. Both families were Catholic.

I am hoping that your society can put me in touch with information on social conditions in the Knocknagree region around WW1. Even if this information doesn’t deal with the families specifically, a general idea of the place and times they lived in would be very valuable.

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Death Notice: Michael Joseph Lynch

LYNCH, Michael Joseph – Michael was born on July 27, 1930 in Millstreet, County Cork Ireland, lived in Ontario since 1955 and passed away April 28th, 2011 at Ajax-Pickering Hospital to join his beloved ‘sweetheart’ Violet Lynch. He was a proud member of the RAF (Royal Air Force), Masonic Lodge and Country Lane Gold Club, and was a long term employee of the City of Toronto and Province of Ontario as a safety construction inspector. He leaves behind his loving daughters Noreen Barnard (David) and Kelly Lynch; sisters to Mary Astins, Karen Timleck (Gerard), Pat Pipher-Henry deceased 10/8/10 (Cecil), Sheila Gerrior (Jim) and fondly remembered by their children; Jean in Toronto, Jason and Jeromy in Barrie (Sheila); Colleen, Kenny and [read more …] “Death Notice: Michael Joseph Lynch”

Death Notice: Tim O’Connell, Cullen

The death has occurred on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 of Timothy (Tim) O’CONNELL of Glenrath, Cullen, Cork at Millstreet Community Hospital. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Thursday evening at 9pm. Removal tomorrow, Friday, at 8.30pm to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet