Leo Murphy, Boherbue & Pound Hill

The death has occurred on Friday 2nd July 2021 of Leo Murphy Laharn, Boherbue, Cork / Millstreet, Cork. Late of Pound Hill, Millstreet. Leo passed away peacefully after a short illness surrounded my his loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff of Kanturk Community Hospital. Beloved husband of Eileen (nee Courtney) and dear father of John, Kathleen, Margaret, Eileen, Noreen and the late Humphrey. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughters, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, sisters Mary O’Shaughnessy (Lyre) and Margaret (Lally) Healy (Pound Hill, Millstreet), brothers Michael (R.I.P.), Patrick (R.I.P.), Daniel (R.I.P.), James (Carriganima), Brendan (Drishane Road, Millstreet) and Christopher (Pound Hill, Millstreet), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and a wide circle of neighbours and friends. MAY LEO REST IN PEACE [rip]

Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Leo on Saturday at 2pm with family only and will be live streamed on churchservices.tv/boherbue. Burial will take place afterwards in Boherbue Cemetery. People are welcome to stand along the route from Church to Cemetery but please abide with social distancing. Those who would wish to attend the funeral but cannot due to Covid restrictions are invited to leave a message of sympathy on the RIP Condolence Page which will be appreciated by Leo’s family.

100th Anniversary of the Killing of Frank Creedon

On the morning of Saturday July 2nd 1921, a blistering hot day, Constable Frank Creedon (originally from Adrivale) and nine other policemen were sent on patrol from Tallow Police Barracks, which they did every day. This was at the height of the War of Independence and tensions were high. Unfortunately for the patrol, the I.R.A. had been observing their movements, and it was noticed that their usual procedure was to take different roads on alternate days on departure from the town. With rifles and machine guns, the I.R.A. took up positions in the Old Military Barracks, and on an adjoining hill on the expectation that they would move out by a certain road. However, the patrol went by an adjoining road which did not exactly meet the positions the I.R.A. had taken up, but in haste they started firing from a distance. When the shooting ceased after about ten minutes, the ambush parties withdrew. Constable Francis Creedon lay dead, two more policemen wounded, while the remaining policemen had rushed into some adjoining houses and escaped the fire. Only nine days before the truce that ended the War of Independence. He was buried in darkness at Drishane Cemetery, and left behind a young wife and two+ small children.  Read more about what happened in our full article on him.

O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Supporting Air Ambulance

Áine Murphy of O’Keeffe’s Supervalu, Millstreet shared the following message:   “Joe our store manager was delighted to be able to donate 200 chocolate bars for a hike to raise money for Irish Community Rapid Response. This Air Ambulance is based out the road in Rathcoole. Check out the link here to donate.”