Horgan (Knocknageeha, Gneeveguilla and late of Drominagh, Clonbanin), On 8th October 2018, unexpectedly at his residence JOHN, beloved son of the late Paddy and brother of the late Con. Sadly missed by his wife Clarie (nee Doyle), mother Joan, brother Pat, sisters Kathleen, Marie, Sheila and Joanne, aunts Sheila and Margaret, father-in law, mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, and work colleagues.
Reposing at O’Leary Funeral Parlour, Knocknagree on Thursday from 6pm to 9pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11.30am in Christ the King Church, Knocknagree, followed by private cremation. May he Rest in Peace. Family flowers only donations in lieu to Suicide Awareness.  
Congratulations to Annette who won Receptionist of the Year last night at the Connect Kerry Awards   [fb]
Today marks the centenary of the sinking of the Royal Mail Ship Leinster (10am October 10th 1918), after it was struck by two torpedoes from a German U-Boat 16 miles off the Dublin coast near the Kish Lighthouse. Commemorations are taking place in Dún Laoghaire for the 501+ passengers and crew died that day, the worst maritime disaster on the Irish Sea. Many of the passengers were military who were returning from leave in Ireland.
Among them was Dennis Creedon, of Laught, the son of Jeremiah and Norah Creedon, who was returning to Britain after leave at home. He was 31 years and left a wife Julia behind him. He was the last local person from Millstreet to die in World War I.
He had moved to Wales where he was working in the mines. He married Julia Moynihan in 1913, and when the war broke out, like his three brother in laws, he joined the British Army, seemingly like many others, for a better income to support his family. His time was apparently uneventful, and he was based in Bedford. He received a promotion to Corporal and transferred to the RAF on 17th September 1918 (#301441), where his trade within the army was as a “Hospital Orderly”. Having been on leave, he was returning to Britain, when he was drowned that day. His body was recovered, and was sent to Millstreet by train where it was waked in St. Patrick’s Church, and the following day buried at Kilcorney Cemetery with his family. He is also commemorated at the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton.
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With only just a few days left now to the Millstreet Vintage Club Model Toy Show taking place next Sunday in Dromtarriffe Hall it looks like a couple of Characters may be in attendance at the Event,Conor McGregor is still reeling after his Defeat last Weekend but is now on his way to the Model Show next Sunday,McGregor is a big Fan of the Model Show scene and he is using the Dromtarriffe Event on Sunday as a way to relax and get away from the pressure and stress of Competition and was gutted he missed last years Event so is making amends for that,McGregor touched down at Dublin Airport yesterday Evening and is now thought to be staying at The Red Cow Moran Hotel for a couple of Nights before making his way down to Dromtarriffe on Sunday,its shaping up to be a great Event with something for Everybody both Young and Old,Doors Open at 10.30 am, looking forward to seeing ye all there.For more information,contact Donie on 086- 8545873,or John on 087-9230332 for details.