Lance Corporal Paul Denehey

On June 6th 1965 an Australian Soldier was gored by a wild elephant while on patrol along the Sabah Border in Borneo, suffering for days and eventually dying alone in the jungle. His name was Paul Harold Denehey, a descendant of Philip Dennehy and Mary Collins, who had left Millstreet in the 1800’s for Australia shortly after they married, settling in Snug, Tasmania.

After his death, he was buried in Singapore, but now his family are battling to have him repatriated to Australia. Support them and see some of the fruits of their work can be seen on their page to him: Bring Paul Home-as offered in 1975 Buried in Singapore since 1965. Below is the newspaper report from the Melbourne Herald at the time of his death:

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Con’s Superb Musical Presentation at Gramophone Circle

Con Kelleher of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet (pictured on extreme left) presented a truly magnificent programme of music, song and poetry at Friday night’s Millstreet Gramophone Circle in Millstreet Day Care Centre. A special word of thanks also to Helen, Mary and Teresa for very kindly donating attractive prizes for our Draw. Next presentation is in September with details being announced later. Here we view just some of the large attendance at the very enjoyable occasion. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday Evening at 7pm on C103

Many thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme on C103 (14th July 2019 – Bastille Day – so very special greetings to all our French Friends)  – S.R.

Many are the links between Ireland and France such as the above French Restaurant near Dublin’s Grafton Street. We here in Millstreet treasure our Twinning Links with our wonderful Friends in Pommerit le Vicomte. Very best wishes and greetings to France and especially to Brittany on this Bastille Day 14th July 2019. (S.R.)

In the early 1950’s residents of the Gaoire near Macroom were offered approximately forty pounds per acre under compulsory purchase of their land.

Compulsory purchase, when enforced, usually allows a public infrastructure to go ahead for the common good.  In this instance, construction of the Lee Valley Hydro Electric Scheme was deemed to be for the common good.  Electricity at the time was making its way slowly but surely into rural Ireland.

In the second programme on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene returns to what was once the village of Annahalla, before being flooded in 1954.

Now a statutory nature reserve and a walker’s paradise, the area was once home to many families, including a future Bishop of Cork and a college president.

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Mark at #6 for Quarter Final against Kilkenny

Good luck to Mark Ellis who is at centre back for the Cork Hurlers against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Quarter Final in Croke Park this afternoon. Throw in at 2pm on Sunday July 14th, live on RTÉ2 TV.

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