The below interesting debate took place between Thomas Nagle, TD for North Cork, and George Nicholls, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, during Question Time in Dáil Eireann on Tuesday, 19 May 1925.
TOMAS DE NOGLA: asked the Minister for Defence if he is aware that Mr. A. Duggan, Millstreet, Co. Cork, has been refused compensation in respect of damage done to a car by collision with a military lorry, which it is stated was travelling very fast, and, if so, if he will agree to reconsider the claim.
Mr. NICHOLLS: I regret that I cannot agree to reconsider Mr. Duggan’s claim for compensation in respect of damage alleged to have been done to his car by collision with a military lorry.
Mr. NAGLE: Are any damages paid in cases where military lorries injure private persons’ property?
Mr. NICHOLLS: This accident occurred on the 2nd December, 1922, at midnight, after a Crossley tender had passed two other carts without any untoward results. Exhaustive inquiries have been made in connection with the claim which is for £9 4s. 6d. in respect of upset to a cart containing cases of whiskey, wine, etc. [read more …] “A Car Crash, and a Dead Cow by Magic Bullet”
Hello Millstreet, I am writing to you from San Antonio, Texas. I have been researching the Godsil Family for years. My 3x great grandmother was Ellen “Nellie” Godsil born in Millstreet in 1810 and died in Jersey City NJ in 1900. According to her death certificate her parents were William and Mary Godsil. I believe Ellen’s older brother was William Godsil who was born about 1800 in Millstreet and died in 1882 in Millstreet. He was a weaver. I believe two of his children were Timothy Godsil who was the informant on William’s death record and Mary Godsil Mattmore, DOB 1847 and emigrated to America married Patrick Mattimore and died in 1882 in Jersey City, NJ. My 3x great grandmother Ellen Godsil married Jerry McCarthy but he died at the age of 35 and is buried in the Old Cullen Cemetery. His daughter Mary McCarthy Sullivan traveled to Ireland in 1909 to erect his tombstone. I believe Ellen remarried a McSweeney. She emigrated to America in 1880 as a widow and lived with her daughter Mary McCarthy Sullivan. Any help would be appreciated.
Lee Valley Enterprise Board Presents ‘Summer Nights’, Weekly Dance Nights this June at Riverside Park Hotel featuring your favourite Local Acts!!
Friday 9th June & Friday 23rd June- Breakaway: Breakaway are a three-piece band consisting of Derry Kennedy, his daughter Fidelma & Colum Cronin. All three are very experienced in the music scene and they cover a broad range of music styles inc Country and Irish, ceilí/trad, pop, Rock ‘n Roll etc. They have built up a strong following throughout the social dancing scene all over Co Cork, Kerry, Waterford and across the Midlands. They look forward to meeting old friends and making some new ones at the Riverside.
Friday 16th June – Finbarr Dennehy and his Band: Finbarr Dennehy is a real favourite in the Cork area where he entertains the masses with his lively style of music. Finbarr has released a number of very popular albums and is often joined on stage now by his daughter Chloe, especially during school holidays. A night of great entertainment and dancing is in store where all the favourites will be played!
Friday 30th June – Lee Sound: Dance the night away with one of the areas most loved bands, The Lee Sound, who play all the Irish favourites with a Country flavour! A very enjoyable night is in store in the comfortable surroundings of the Riverside Park Hotel where you can catch up with friends from near and far. The Lee Sound will not disappoint, don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes for plenty of waltzing & jiving!