“11th May 1920, Millstreet, Cork: As the IRA’s campaign against the RIC escalates, policemen’s families become increasingly easy targets. In Millstreet, the home of John Kennedy, an elderly ex-RIC man, is shot at. Kennedy’s son, John, had recently joined the Dublin Metropolitan Police”
The shots were likely more intimidatory in nature as opposed to attempted murder, and we might never know what exactly happened! The boycott of police was coming into its height at the time, and anything to ward off Irish men from joining the police was carried out. It didn’t drive out the family though, as they lived here for at least another ten years … but who were the Kennedys? Below, we try to explain where they came from and and what happened to them: [read more …] “Kennedy Home Shot-At Because Son Joined The Dublin Police”
The death has occurred on Monday 11th May 2020 of Connie O’Connor, of Knocknagurrane, Cullen. Peacefully in the presence of his loving family and in the loving care of the staff at Windmill House Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Loretta, loving father of Kevin, Aidan, Carmel and Collette. Sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law Pat and Eamon, daughters-in-law Karen and Dolores, grandchildren Erica, Laura, Conor, Ciara, Mary, Clodagh, Ellen, Liam, Eamon and grandson-in-law Peter. [rip] [f]
Due to current government guidelines Connie’s funeral will be private. If you wish to leave a message for the family please use the RIP.ie Condolence Page.
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
I must say a special thanks to all those who contacted us during and after the radio program that Sean Radley and myself did on Cork Music Station last week. It was indeed a great honour for me to be invited by Sean . We are so glad that people enjoyed it. People from all over the world got in touch, to say they were with us. The power of the media knows no bounds and it is such a privilege for us to be able to draw our people from near and far under the umbrella of Cork Music Station for even a couple of hours. At the risk of leaving somebody out I’d better not mention any names, but it was great hearing from you. Sean does this wonderful program every Tuesday night and it never fails to bring a taste of home to Millstreet people wherever they may be.
Thank God we all survived the dreadful thunderstorm that came to visit us on Saturday afternoon. It’s a long time since we got one as severe or as prolonged and coupled with the heavy rain it was dramatic to say the least. It caused power cuts in some areas and the lightening caused fiery sparks to fly off many overhead wires while a house in another area was set alight. Dogs ran amuck as dogs always do when there’s thunder. Owners have to pay special attention to their pets, because they need lots of comforting at such times. Personally I have to say thanks to the thunder I was having an afternoon nap after doing a big clean up, removing garments to another press of many that are now out of season and indeed out of use for the unforeseeable future. Having hung them out in brilliant sunshine I decided to leave the rest to God and take a break until I was woken up with a bang as the place shook around me, flashes of lighting lit up the world. Loud bangs of thunder and big drops of rain just starting to fall. In no time I had them all in the basket dry as a cork, and gave thanks that I caught them in time.
[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 12th May”