Death Notice: Jerry O’Keeffe, Dublin & Mill Lane

O’KEEFFE (Castleknock, Dublin, and formerly of Mill Lane, Millstreet) June 2nd., 2017 (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Jeremiah (Jerry), beloved husband of Bernadette and dear father of Catriona, Des, Evelyn and Ann Marie. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother John, his cherished grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross on Monday evening (5th. June) between 4 o’c and 6 o’c. Removal on Tuesday morning (6th. June) to The Church of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Castleknock, arriving for Requiem Mass at 11 o’c followed by private cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium. Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross.
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Where the Road Takes Me – C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank Presenter, John Greene for the following advance information of this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week on Where the road takes me, we are off to the townland of Tullymurrihy in the parish of Enniskeane. Here in 1898 Mick Flynn was born – War of Independence veteran, farmer, poet, songwriter, playwright and character of renown.

Mick the poet as he was affectionately known as, was very much influenced by the old Irish Bards, and indeed became a bard of the modern era himself. Inspiration for his songs and poetry came from events in the locality, and the idiosyncrasies and quirkiness of its people. His songs and poetry on children’s allowance, rationing, the local rail service, currant cake and pub licencing laws are still sung and recorded today. Unfortunately having been written in a ‘paper and pencil’ era, a lot of Mick’s works have been lost in the passage of time. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me – C103 at 7 This Evening”