We are most grateful to Seáno Murphy of Knocknagree and formerly of Mill Lane, Millstreet for sharing a very important memory and two historic images relevant to the recent Centenary Commemoration of the death of Captain Paddy McCarthy at Mill Lane on 22nd Nov. 1920. Seáno writes:
“Seán, in keeping with your report on Paddy McCarthy’s death I have to mention the story my mother Katty Dineen told me about the night he was shot by the side of Lena and Agnes Dennehy’s house. She (my mother) and her mother moved three doors down to Neily Hickey’s garage for safety. Paddy’s body was brought down and laid in front of mother’s window where he died the following morning. My mother had to wash away his blood from under the window. I am sending two photos to illustrate the exact location of that very window where he died and also of the back of Lena Dennehy’s house where he was shot.”
An image from the 1950s showing Seán Casey of Cloghoula taken in Mill Lane with Lena Dennehy’s house in the background outside which Captain Paddy McCarthy was shot. At that time the entrance to Mill Lane from Main Street was much narrower. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Community Council Ltd. would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who submitted photographs for the Millstreet 2021 calendar. We received 150 photographs, all of which deserved to be included. However, with the limited space available, only 20 could be selected.
A limited number of calendars are now available to purchase from the following outlets; Guerin’s Ballydaly, Herlihy’s Centra, O’Regan Mills, Wordsworth, Supervalu, Coleman’s Centra & Dairygold Co-op at a cost of €7.
The organisation nominated to benefit from the proceeds this year is the Canon O’Donovan Centre, (Meals on Wheels Service) Clara Road, Millstreet.
The calendar will make an ideal Christmas gift for family & friends, at home & abroad.
Howard (Lyre, Banteer) On November 22nd 2020, peacefully, surrounded by her family at Donie & Mary’s residence, Brookpark, Kilcorney. Mary Frances (née Mulcahy), beloved wife of the late Joe, Lackloun and sister of the late Monsignor Donal Mulcahy. Deeply mourned by her sons Donie and James, her daughters Catherine, Helen, Nora and Mary, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers Tom, Joe and David, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.
Mary Frances’ funeral will take place in accordance with HSE and government guidelines. The funeral cortége will leave McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer at 11:00am on Tuesday for St Joseph’s Church, Lyre, for a family funeral mass at 12 noon. This will be live streamed on www.mycondolences.ie. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolences Page.
On this Sunday morning, 22nd November 2020 a special Committee assembled at Mill Lane, Millstreet to commemorate the late Captain Paddy McCarthy – a native of Meelin – who lost his life on this exact date one hundred years ago at Mill Lane. A wreath was placed by Tim Murphy and a prayer was recited to honour the hero of the War of Independence. Here we share a selection of images including a picture of the permanent plaque at the entrance of Mill Lane. Tap on the images to enlarge. A feature on the “Corkman” by John Tarrant will appear shortly. (S.R.)