Presentation to Air Ambulance Following Annual Donal Guiney Memorial Quiz

The presentation of a very impressive €2,092.65 cheque – the fruitful result of the annual Donal Guiney Memorial Table Quiz which took place in McCarthy’s Bar on 4th Oct. 2019 – happened at Rathcoole Airfield on Sat. 30th Nov. 2019 in the presence of the organising Committee which includes John O’Leary and Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. from the Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann and personnel from Air Ambulance.   Here we share two images from the Sat. event and a further image from the Quiz night.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation to Air Ambulance Following Annual Donal Guiney Memorial Quiz”

Noreen Lucas, Switzerland (née Duggan of Lisnaboy)

Mass in Cullen Church on Saturday next the 7th December 2019 at 10.30am will be for the repose of the soul of Noreen Lucas née Duggan, daughter of Eileen and the late Noel Duggan of Lisnaboy, Cullen, who passed away on November 21st in Switzerland.  Internment took place in Switzerland.

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Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM to take place on next Thursday Night December 5th at 8pm

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on next Thursday December 5th 2019 in the Parish Centre Millstreet at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars/Bikes and Tractors are welcome to attend. New Members always very welcome to the Club.

Lest We Forget (11)

(Continuing our series on the events of 1919 with the help of the daily newspaper of the First Dáil, the Irish Bulletin.)

LEST WE FORGET (11)

THE FOLLOWING ARE ACTS OF AGGRESSION COMMITTED IN IRELAND BY THE MILITARY AND POLICE OF THE USURPING ENGLISH GOVERNMENT – AS REPORTED IN THE DAILY PRESS, FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 22nd, 1919.

The Sentences passed on political offenders in the above six days totalled seven years, seven months, and two weeks.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 1919.
Raids:- Armed police raided the offices of the “Clare Champion” a weekly paper published at Ennis, and carried away type and other property.
Arrests:- Mr. Martin Thornton, Irish Language teacher, and Mr. Patrick Hohan, both of Tucker Street, Castlebar, were arrested on a charge of sedition. Mr. Leo Callaghan was arrested at Mallow, Co. Cork, on a charge of participating in an endeavour to obtain arms on a charge of illegal assembly.
Sentences:- Mr. Patrick J. O’Brien of Kells, Co. Meath was sentenced by courtmartial to imprisonment for one year and six months on a charge of possessing ammunition. Messrs. Martin, Thornton and Patrick Hohan, above mentioned were tried by “Crimes Court” and each sentenced to two months’ imprisonment. Thornton on a charge of reciting at a concert and the latter on a charge of singing a patriotic ballad: “The Dublin Brigade”. Mr. Michael Costello, above mentioned, was sentenced to two weeks imprisonment on a charge of “unlawful assembly”. The police witnesses declared that the unlawful assembly consisted in singing a song while passing the police. At Nenagh eight young men named Clery, Loughnane, Ahern, Herbert, Carroll, Kelly and Greene, were each sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for “unlawful assembly” and endeavouring to obtain arms. All the prisoners mentioned as sentenced in this list refused to recognise the right to try them of the Courts before which they were brought.  [read more …] “Lest We Forget (11)”

A Celebration of Stillness for Advent

A CELEBRATION OF STILLNESS FOR ADVENT
Advent Prayer Service

You are invited to an evening of prayer, reflection time, and music on Thursday 5th December from 7.30p.m. to 8.15p.m. in Millstreet Church to begin our journey to Christmas. Music will be provided by Choirs from the parishes of the Pastoral area. All are welcome.