Parish Newsletter – 4th November, 2018

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – 4th November, 2018
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
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10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Nora Gleeson, Dublin & Kilcorney

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Mary & Jerry Wyse & the deceased members of the Kelleher Family, Lackabawn
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. The deceased members of the Carroll Family, Coolinarne
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Mass for those who died during the past year in Cullen & Ballydaly followed by Blessing of Graves
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Jack Kelleher, Aubane

ANNIVERSARIES: Timothy & Margaret Kelleher, Main Street; Joan Forde, Minor Row; Nora Mary Corkery, West End; Noel Healy, Canon O’Donovan Centre & Curracahill; Edward & Bridget Lawlor, Lackabawn; Willie Murphy, Killarney Road; Tim & Mary O’Mahony, Flintfield; Mary Kearney, Lisnaboy; George Forde, Lislehane; Christy Morley, Lislehane; Jerome O’Sullivan, Rathduane; Jerry Creedon, Laught; Margaret Kelleher, Lyre; Ellen O’Callaghan, Aglish; John Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace & Cork; Nora Mary & Sean O’Riordan, Knocknagree; Sheila Murphy, San Francisco & Curraraigue; Catherine Kelleher, Carriganima.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 4th November, 2018”

Captain Paddy McCarthy – Killed at Mill Lane on November 22nd 1920

Captain Paddy McCarthy

The late Paddy McCarthy was born in Meelin and reared in Freemount, not far from Millstreet. He became an active member of Óglaigh na hÉireann following the 1916 Easter Rising.
On May 8, 1918 he was charged with a gun offence and imprisoned for 18 months.
He was held in Belfast and in Manchester where he managed to escape in October 1919.
He took part in the capture of Mallow Barracks in September 1920, which was the only military barracks to be taken over in the war.
Captain McCarthy met his fate on Mill Lane on the night of the 22nd November 1920, when his Flying Column took on the British Forces in Millstreet.
Paddy McCarthy is the first name on the monument in the Square. Annually the local Sinn Fein Cumann hold a commemoration in honour of his selfless dedication and service to his country.

For more, read the speach given at the 2006 commemoration by Jack Lane of the Aubane Historical Society.

Paddy McCarthy – Died 1920
Born Meelin, Co. Cork. Shot dead at Upper Mill Lane, Millstreet on November 22nd. 1920 by Black and Tans. Had joined Volunteers immediately after 1916. Took part in Belfast hunger strike in 1918 under Austin Stack. Escaped from Strangeways Jail, Manchester in September 1919. Played decisive part in capture of Mallow Barracks and at Ballydrochane ambush, near Kanturk. Was buried with full military honours at Lismire, near Kanturk. – from Second North Cork Brigade

“Do you remember our Quartermaster Paddy McCarthy? He was killed in a fight with Tans in Millstreet. Paddy O’Brien was wounded by an ambush of Tans near his own place. He ‘ s now Brigade Quartermaster. ” Paddy McCarthy was a loss. I thought of his unfailing good humour , his broad laugh and the lilt of song that would burst out at unexpected times. His quartermaster’s magic sack would no longer open to disgorge ammunition , cigarettes or mine batteries. – Irish Press 1937


Named after him, Captain Paddy McCarthy Terrace is across from the Cannon O’Donovan Centre, back the Clara Road


The Brattleboro daily reformer., November 23, 1920