Lieutenant-Colonel William MacCarthy O’Leary, Coomlogane House

Lieutenant-Colonel William MacCarthy O'LearyLieutenant Colonel William MacCarthy O’Leary – the third son of Mr. John MacCarthy O’Leary, D.L. of Coomlagne, Millstreet, County Cork and Jane daughter of John O’Connell of Greenagh ( and widow of O’Donoghue of the Glens ) was born on the 6th January, 1849. Educated at Stoneyhurst College, Lancashire, he joined the 82nd Regiment, Prince of Wales Volunteers (now the 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment), as an ensign in April, 1869, and became Captain in March, 1878, having previously filled the post of Musketry Instructor to the battalion for four years. In January, 1883, Captain MacCarthy O’Leary was appointed Adjutant to the 9th Lancashire Volunteers at Warrington, and with them he served five years, with advantage to the corps and great credit to himself, being equally respected by both officers and men. He was a thorough disciplinarian. He was appointed Major in August 1888, at the expiration of his term as Adjutant, and he was posted to the 1st Battalion South Lancashire Regiment (the old 40th), then at Portsmouth, and with them he served in Jersey, and at several stations in Ireland. In November, 1888, he was appointed to the command of the battalion, and in autumn of 1898 he took his corps to the manoeuvres at Salisbury Plain, where he was highly complimented on the efficiency and smart appearance of his men, and upon the skilful manner in which he handled them.

Thence the 1st South Lancashire moved to Preston, where they became distinguished by their prowess on the football field, and in [read more …] “Lieutenant-Colonel William MacCarthy O’Leary, Coomlogane House”

Ssssshhhhh !

Julia going Ssssshhhhh to her Mum_-1000 On Wednesday morning, keen photographer Aleksandra Cashman was on TV3’s Ireland AM Camera Club Final for September, with presenter Mark Cagney and competition judge Jenny McCarthy. Her photo (above) was of her daughter Julia telling her mum to Ssssshhhhh as she tried to put her baby doll to sleep in her buggy. In any event it was won by a beautiful photo of a horse with it’s head in a bedroom window having it’s nose rubbed by a little girl, but Ola was delighted to be there in any case. See the video on the TV3 Player.

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Death Notice: Tim Corbett, formerly of Gurrane

CORBETT, 92 Assumpta Park, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick and formerly of Drumtarriff, Millstreet, Co. Cork. September 29th 2015 (unexpectedly at his residence) Timothy (Tim) ex Shannon Development. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Margaret (nee Egan), daughters Christine and Maria, brother John, nephew Christopher, sons-in-law Jim and Mícheál, grandchildren Seamus, Tadhg, Mary and Peter, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest in Peace.

Reposing at Reidy’s Funeral Home, Newcastlewest on this Saturday evening October 3rd from 6pm until 8pm. Removal at 8pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastlewest. Requiem Mass on Sunday, October 4th, at 12.30pm followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, Newcastlewest. Enquiries to Tomás Coolahan, Tarbert, 087 2193610.
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