The Brits, The Blitz and The Bedwarmer

Update (8th Nov): Listen to the documentary podcast from RTÉ:

On Saturday afternoon (7th Nov 2pm) the “Documentary on One” is called “The Brits, The Blitz and The Bedwarmer” – it’s a documentary on Elizabeth Bowen, who was a famous novelist and a much-loved landlord of her ancestral estate Bowenscourt in Kildorrery. But it asks the question was she more – was she a British spy?

Jack Lane of the Aubane Historical Society is interviewed in the documentary. His connection is that in 2008 The Aubane Historical Society released a publication entitled: “Notes from Éire” – Espionage Reports to Winston Churchill, 1940-42 (by Brendan Clifford), an account of Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen’s World War II intelligence reports to Britain. The book marked an abandonment of the [read more …] “The Brits, The Blitz and The Bedwarmer”

Mayhem in Macroom

2015-11-06 Mayhem in Macroom - Rylane Boxing - poster_rszFire Department of New York are coming to the Riverside Park hotel in Macroom tonight (Friday the 6th of November), to box Garda and Rylane Boxers. This is a return tournament! They previously met last March in the Madson Square Gardens in New York for a fantastic night of boxing!! A brilliant show assured!

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Ann Cronin

Ann Cronin, Clara RdSo humble and gentle and free of conceit
She was one of the nicest people of Millstreet
So sad for to learn Ann Cronin has passed away
In the quietness of St Mary’s she is at peace today

A good mother to her children and to the late Kevin Cronin a good wife
Ann Corkery her maiden name she lived an honorable life
The youngest of three girls a sister to Margaret and Noreen
In the past in Millstreet’s West End out walking she often was seen

But this is going back many Seasons in time
When i was much younger and nearer to my life’s prime
And though Ann is one of many i have not seen for years
I feel sure her parting from life would not have gone without tears

For she was a beautiful person indeed
And of more of her kind the Human World is in need
She never sought the limelight or of anyone had a bad word to say
And about her she did have a beautiful way
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