Death Notice: Jim Cronin, Cork & Kilmeedy

2006 Jim CroninCronin (Woodbrook, Bishopstown and late of Millstreet) On April 26th 2015, peacefully in the tender care of the staff of Oaklodge Nursing Home, Jim (late of Dulux and former Chairman of the Cork County Board). Beloved husband of Nuala (nee Murphy) and loving father of Marie, Dermot, Brian and Shay. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, grandchildren Sarah, Louise, Jill, Gael, Ciara, Sean, Christian, Rebecca and Jamie, daughters-in-law Soazig, Caroline and Áine, Marie’s partner Tim, nephews Gerard, Timmy and James, niece Rose, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Sullivans Funeral Home, Turners Cross. Rosary Monday (27th) at 7.30pm. Removal Tuesday (28th) at 7.00pm to Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Road. Requiem Mass Wednesday (29th) at 2.00pm, funeral afterwards to St. Oliver’s Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Alzheimer’s Society. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

from It is with regret we announce the passing of former Cork County Board Chairman (2000-2002), Jim Cronin, RIP. Mr. Cronin was a lifelong member of the Millstreet club and represented the club as County Board delegate for many years.

A renowned author and GAA historian, he published a [read more …] “Death Notice: Jim Cronin, Cork & Kilmeedy”

On this day 100 years ago: Michael Desmond died in Gallipoli

7004 Private Michael Desmond, 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers was born in Millstreet on January 9th in 1884 to John and Mary Desmond of Claramore, and was baptised the following day in St.Patrick’s Church Millstreet.  Michael was from a large family who lived in Claramore, until they  moved to Liscahane in 1906 (?). At 17 Michael was working as a farm labourer in Caherbarnagh, and was working for Charles McCarthy on Feb 2nd 1902 when he enlisted to the British Army in Mallow. 48 days later he joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers. We have no account of him from there on. Records say that he later enlisted in Tralee, Kerry, and landed at V Beach on the first day of the Gallipoli landingsMichael Desmond Medals on 25 April 1915 only to be killed in action on the following day 26th April aged 31. He is buried at V Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey. Plot: Special Memorial A. 36.

* His posthumous war medals (pictured right) were sold last year. Here are the details from the online sale: “1914-15 Star officially named to 7004 Pte. M. Desmond R. Muns. Fus and Memorial Plaque (considerably pitted) to Michael Desmond. Also with badly damaged and erased British War Medal disc and WW2 mounted [read more …] “On this day 100 years ago: Michael Desmond died in Gallipoli”