Steven O’ Riordan is fundraising to help him complete a newly discovered but unfinished play on the Clonbanin Ambush that has been found in an attic twenty five years after the writer’s death.
The Clonbanin Ambush was written by Cork native Bill Cody, also known as Patrick Vaughan contributor to the Corkman and the initial seeds for this play were sown almost 70 years ago through his encounter with an IRA veteran. It examines the circumstances surrounding a famous IRA ambush of the War of Independence where a large party of Volunteers from Cork and Kerry ambushed a party of British army soldiers in 1921 resulting in the death of the decorated British Brigadier-General Hanway Robert Cumming.
Discovered among Bill’s papers were two copybooks of fascinating historical, dramatic and poetic material dealing with the ambush that lay incomplete at the time of Bill’s death. In this time of seismic Irish revolutionary centenaries the play deserves and demands to be finished to do justice not just to the playwright but to the men who fought and died that day at Clonbanin. [read more …] “The Clonbanin Ambush Play”
The second of our special events to celebrate our Irish Culture will be a screening of ‘Mise Éire’. This film is a historic artistic collaboration of George Morrison’s pioneering cinematic work, Seán Ó Riada’s innovative music score, and Gael Linn’s film-making experience. The film uses newsreel and contemporary photographs to tell the story of events surrounding the Easter Rising of 1916. Ó Riada’s inspired musical score brought the images to life and instilled them with emotion. The title track, Mise Éire, instills a tremendous feeling of national pride and is one of the world’s most recognised pieces of Irish music. Those who attend ‘Is Fada Anocht” le Aisteoirí Chúil Aodha on May 19th will be entitled to a €3 discount at the door if they present their ticket from that performance. Fáilte roimh cách! [read more …] “Cinema: Mise Éire”
A huge thank you to all who supported my Coffee Day on Monday 2nd May in aid of the Mercy Hospital Cancer Appeal in remembrance of my late husband John. A total of €5,389 was raised for this worthy cause. Thank you to one and all.
A big Thank You to Seanie for covering the event with lovely photographs on millstreet.ie.
Mary Buckley, Rathcoole. [read more …] “Coffee Day – Thank You”
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Louise Lyons of Millstreet – a wonderfully talented Camogie star – has been selected to play at the Half-time Interval of the prestigious Cork v. Tipperary Senior Hurling game in Semple Stadium, Thurles on this coming Sunday, 22nd May 2016. Louise will be wearing the No. 4 jersey and is the only Player chosen from both the Duhallow and Avondhu Divisions. Sincere congratulations to Louise on such a superb achievement and splendid honour. And not to forget that Mark Ellis is likely to be playing in the full back line for the Cork hurlers in the senior game. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)