William Senior, Millstreet / Greenhills, Dublin

The death has occurred of William Senior, Millstreet, Co. Cork / Greenhills, Dublin.

Formerly of St. Malachy’s Drive, Greenhills, Dublin 12. Passed away peacefully at home, aged 85 years. Beloved husband of the late Marie. Dearly loved by his daughter Karen and son Ray, his brother Joe, sisters Catherine, Martha and Carmel and his late brothers and sisters gone before him, son-in-law Francis, daughter-in-law Geraldine, grandchildren Ben and Ally, relatives and friends.

Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Monday from 6pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11am, with burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Funeral Mass can be viewed on https://www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

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Thomas Mahony (19), Fatally Wounded at Annagloor

A hundred years ago yesterday (22 October 1922), a party of Free State troops under Brigadier-Commandant Ahern arrested two suspected Irregulars at Rathduane in the Millstreet district after Mass on Sunday. As these troops were returning to Millstreet, they were ambushed at Annagloor (within a mile of the town) by Irregulars, who opened fire from both sides of the road. Private Thomas Mahony received a serious wound in the stomach and died at Blarney while being rushed in a military ambulance to the Mercy Hospital in Cork city. See CE, 24 Oct. 1922; Death Certificate, [for] 22 Oct. 1922 (not registered until 22 April 1954), with a copy appearing in MSPC/2D377 (Military Archives).

The Cork Examiner provided the following account of O’Mahony’s career at the time of his funeral and subsequent burial in Midleton: ‘The dead soldier, who during the reign of terror [before the Truce of July 1921] was prominent with the East Cork Flying Column, won for himself, by his many daring exploits, the greatest regard by all who sought for the freedom of Ireland, and whilst the East Cork men were temporarily billeted in Clonmult—the scene of the famous engagement, where, unfortunately, only too many lives were lost—Thomas O’Mahony served in the column in a manner which the survivors of the fatal battle are always ready to praise, and speak of the dead soldier only in terms appropriate to a gallant and brave man. Following the Truce and the Treaty, Thomas O’Mahony was one of the first volunteers who took up quarters in Dublin under the regime of the National Army. [read more …] “Thomas Mahony (19), Fatally Wounded at Annagloor”