Was this the first Motor Car Accident in Millstreet?

MOTOR CAR ACCIDENT NEAR Millstreet, Saturday. An accident, which might have been very serious, happened near this town on yesterday evening, the particulars of which have only now come to hand.

A motor car bearing the Earl and Countess of Kerry arrived at Millstreet, and the party having had lunch at Vanstan’s Hotel, proceeded on their way to Killarney en route to Derreen House, after their honeymoon trip. The other occupants were a ladysmaid and the chaffeur.

After carefully looking over and supplying the machine with its oil fuel they started on their journey at about five o’clock. In trying to escape collision with some of the carts and cars opposite Howard’s Hotel, a little child named Cornelius Stokes had narrow escape from being run over. The speed as they went along towards Killarney must have been much accelerated. At Ferm Bridge, Ballydaly, three miles from the town, it was noticed to be bounding along the road, and ultimately plunged into the dyke at the roadside, where it ploughed onwards for about 30 yards, tearing the face of the fence. The Countess of Kerry was thrown over the fence, but luckily fell into a piece of cut away bog, and was only stunned for a short time, and after the assistance of her maid quickly recovered. The other occupants, the Earl, the maid, and the chaffeur were quite uninjured, but got a severe shock.  [read more …] “Was this the first Motor Car Accident in Millstreet?”

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club news

A busy month just passed for the Juveniles within the club. The Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy League continues every Tuesday night and with the bi weekly Kerry County league the week nights are busy.

In addition Sunday races were attended in Carlow, Cavan, Mulytfarnam and Fermoy so all told a hectic schedule where the club bus has really showed its worth. Thanks to the Club Members and Parents who have helped out with the driving. In the Under 12 age group Nicholas Buckley, Sean P Fleming. Kianan Dennehy and Kate Murphy are racing well. In the Under 14 age group the performances of Aidan Morley, Darragh Dennehy, Dinny Murphy and Amy Fleming are all improving. Great to see Ciaran Finnegan back on the bike, completing the Ring of Kerry and racing competitively once again after an nasty fall in Beaufort last month. Ben Murphy (U16) raced with the adults (A3) as part of his national training in Fermoy and finished in the Top 10.

Well done to Knocknagree boys Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy who both completed the Junior Tour of Ireland last week. This is a gruelling six day stage race on the roads of Clare covering 550km and some of the most difficult climbing terrain the west of Ireland has to offer completing against strong European and USA Teams. No mean achievement to complete.

Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.

Death Notice: Anne Keane, Pound Hill

The death has occurred of Anne Keane, Pound Hill, Millstreet, and Fermoy. Passed away peacefully at her residence on July 22nd 2019, daughter of the late Maeve and Michael Keane (Fermoy) and beloved sister of Dermot, Susan, Brendan, Olive, Leo, Viv (Maevita) and Ruben. Sadly missed by her sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, grandniece, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. “Leaba I measc na Naomh go raibh aici”.
Lying in Repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet (Eircode P51 XF86) on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet Town. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 10am followed by Cremation to Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Cork. No flowers by request please. Donations, if desired, to the Mercy Foundation, Cork. [rip]

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Death Notice: Canon Vincent O’Donoghue, Blarney, and late of Kilcorney

O’Donohue Very Rev. Canon VINCENT (former Parish Priest, Blarney and late of Kilcorney, Banteer, Co Cork): Peacefully, on July 22, 2019, beloved son of the late William and Bridget O’Donohue.

Deeply regretted by his nephew Kieran, nieces Ann, Íde, Lucy, Norma and Deirdre, nephews-in-law, niece-in-law, grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins, kind and caring friends, also Bishop William Crean, Bishop John Magee, fellow clergy of the Diocese of Cloyne and former parishioners.

Lying in repose at the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd., on Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm, followed by prayers. Reception Prayers at 6pm same day (Wednesday) in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Blarney, followed by Rosary at 8.30pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Church Grounds. [rip] [read more …] “Death Notice: Canon Vincent O’Donoghue, Blarney, and late of Kilcorney”