Death Notice: Dan Joe O’Riordan, Carriganima

The death has occurred of Dan Joe O’Riordan, Glantane West, Carriganima. Passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff in C.U.H. son of the late Tim and Bridie (nee O’Callaghan) and brother of the late Timmie. Deeply regretted by his cousins, relatives his godchild Sinead, loyal neighbours and wide circle of social friends.
Lying in Repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Wednesday evening at 9pm. Reposing on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. John the Baptist Church, Carriganima. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am burial afterwards in Clondrohid Cemetery. Donations, if desired, to the Oncology Ward CUH. “May he Rest in Peace”. [rip]

Eily’s Report – 23rd April 2019

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

The Season of Lent is over for another year and so is the Holy Season of Easter. Easter is seen by many, as being more important than Christmas itself, because it tells us that Christ actually rose from the dead. Here in Millstreet this year our Easter Sunday made history in a very special way. Our Annual Easter Commemoration Parade was held at mid day ending at the Monument in the Town Square,and for the first time in the history of the event a lady gave the oration, in the name of Cumann na mBan. The great Woman’s Army which played such a pivotal role in achieving freedom for our country. Retired secondary School teacher, Margaret Buckley, took to the podium and gave a passionate and unbiased account of the way that Ireland was won, and our New State formed.

In brilliant sunshine the crowd including many veterans,proudly wearing their medals, listened to her every word. Copies of her speech are available ,and it makes good reading, and I’m sure it will be available On Line. It should be, because it was groundbreaking , and gave women a sense of pride ,to be at long last recognised . History is often written by men, and can give a biased account of events. But now Margaret has opened up a brand new angle of the War of Independence that is well worth delving into. Thank you Margaret.

History was also made here in recent days when the lovely Julia Mary Murphy of Toorbonia celebrated her 105th Birthday at our Sheltered Housing Complex. Friends and neighbours as well as manager supreme Mary Feeley ,were there to celebrates with her , and heard her sing her favourite song, A Mother Love’s a Blessing. Davey Barrett and Mathew Broe also celebrated twenty years of happy residency atb the the same occasion.  

And speaking of Birthdays this week let us wish the great Joanne O Riordan and very Happy Birthday on tomorrow Wed.,  Apr 24th.Congratulations all round.  And to Eily herself – we wish a very Happy Birthday also whose wonderful birthday in her 80s is celebrated on Wed. 24th April and we sincerely thank Eily for her Weekly News.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 23rd April 2019”