Death Notice: Liam (William) O’Driscoll

1988 Liam O'Driscoll at Drishane Garden Fete
Liam O’Driscoll

O’Driscoll (Lackabawn, Millstreet): On July 23, 2013, peacefully, at Mallow General Hospital, Liam (William), pre-deceased by his sister Joan (Pat O’Sullivan), brothers James, Bertie, Denny and Seán. Deeply regretted by his loving and faithful friends Ned and Mary Lawlor, by his brother-in-law Pat, sister-in-law Nancy, nieces, nephews, grandniece Leanne, cousins, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on today, Thursday, from 6pm with removal at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Friday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Liam was the son of Jack O’Driscoll a West Cork man who worked in Drishane, and his wife Kate Leahy of Rathcoole (up the hill from Ducey’s Railway gates). He also worked on the Drishane estate all his life and lived on the Kilcorney Road, out from Priest’s Cross.

sister Joan died a young woman.
brother James was a carpenter in Millstreet and later Cork City.


Liam’s aunt Margaret Leahy married Joseph Kennedy in 1929, a guard in Cork who’s father William Kennedy was in the RIC in Rathcoole. Their son became a Franciscan in Cork and took the name Fr. Sepharin Kennedy. It was he who officiated at Liam’s final mass.
Fr. Sepharin himself passed less than a year later on February 11th 2014, aged 82. He had been a missionary in South Africa before returning to Ireland in 1970’s.

1 thought on “Death Notice: Liam (William) O’Driscoll”

  1. As nice a person as one could wish for to meet
    For as long as i can remember Liam O Driscoll had lived at Lackabawn in Millstreet
    Though one who was many years past his prime day
    It is so sad to read that he has passed away
    A man who must have lived for at least eight decades of years
    One in passing by friends and family farewelled in tears
    One never more to be seen again walking up and down
    The old streets of Millstreet his beloved Hometown
    A likeable fellow to many well known
    Liam O Driscoll he was one of Millstreet’s own
    And of him it would only seem fair to say
    That he was a good person in every way
    From life’s suffering and cares in death there is peace
    And hope from life that he did have a painless release.

    Liam O’ Driscoll is by Francis Duggan

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