The death has occurred of Sheila BREEN (née O’Leary), Knocknagree, Cork.
On 11th January, 2016, peacefully, in the wonderful care of Millstreet Community Hospital, Beloved wife of the late Paddy and dear mother of Tom, John, Marian, Kay (Cremin), Gabrielle (Fenney) and Eileen (Monk). Deeply regretted by her loving family, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at O’Leary Funeral Parlour, Knocknagree on Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm followed by removal to Christ the King Church, Knocknagree. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
On this day 100 years ago (12th January 1916), Denis Kelleher of Flintfield was killed in action on the Calais area of France, part of the Western Front of WWI at the time. He was 36 years of age.
He was a guardsman with the Irish Guards 2nd Battalion, with whom he enlisted in Deptford, Surrey. He is buried in Grave A21 in Rue-du-Bacquerot Graveyard (13th London), Laventine. The inscription by Mr J. Kelleher Keale Bridge reads: “On his soul, Jesus have Mercy”.
The last will of Denis Kelleher (written on 3rd August 1915)
Dia is Mhuire diobh and welcome to some notes from Millstreet.
A wonderful night was had by all at the Womens Christmas Party which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday January 8th. In excess of 130 ladies of every age and background flocked to the venue where they were greeted with some warm mulled wine, before being seated for a wonderful meal. Music was provided by Back on Track, headed by local man Danny Creedon. There were spot prizes golore, and the fun ‘n games went on till late.
Six years ago our first Womens Christmas party was organised by a new girl in town Mairead Daly and it has gone from strength to strength since then. Others have rowed in now to help Mairead with the workload. Any money left over goes to the local cancer support group which was started by Mairead Daly, who has the disease herself. We wish her well.
A group of students from our Community School aquitted themselves at the Young Scientists Exhibition which was held at the RDS last week. Some had the honour of being photographed with the president and his wife Sabina while others were interviewed by the popular TV presenter Vincent Brown and appeared on his program. They were James Cronin, Knocknakilla, Padraig Moynihan, Keale ,whose mother runs our Post Office, and Shane Hickey, grandson of Noel C Duggan.