Tom Meaney – Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

Tom Meaney
Rathroe, Derrinagree, Mallow, Co. Cork.
Died 26th December 2022
Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

On the occasion of Tom’s first anniversary, his daughters Noreen and Siobhán, sons Con, John, Tomás and Donal, daughters in law Helen, Joanne, son in law Niall and his adored seven grandchildren would like to acknowledge the many gestures of kindness and sympathy shown to us
throughout Tom’s illness and funeral.
We are deeply indebted to our dedicated Community Health nurses, Dad’s committed carers, Marymount Hospice Support Team and The Irish Cancer Society Night Nurses for the remarkable kindness and care shown to him. We would like to extend our thanks to the entire staff at Dr. Leaders’s Surgery, Boherbue and all in Reens’s Pharmacy Millstreet. We wish to thank everyone who attended the funeral ceremonies and those who travelled long distances to be with us. Our sincere appreciation to Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins for the attendance at the funeral mass of his Aide de Camp, Colonel Stephen Howard and to the Tánaiste Micheál Martin
acknowledging the contribution of our late father to the Irish state and his commitment and dedication to his constituents. Thank you to those who telephoned, sent mass cards, sympathy cards, novenas and letters, celebrated masses, placed messages of condolence on and those
who participated in the live streaming of Tom’s funeral mass. We remember with gratitude those who would have liked to attend but could not and remembered us in their thoughts and prayers.
A sincere word of thanks to Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. Millstreet, who celebrated Tom’s funeral mass and recited prayers at the graveside assisted by Fr. Bartie Doherty, Kiltegan Fathers, Fr Paddy Byrne, Millstreet and Fr Liam Kelleher, Cobh. Our gratitude to Seán Ó Sé, traditional singer, Margaret Healy, soloist accompanied by Leah Murphy on the organ for their beautiful singing and music. Thanks to Margaret Murphy, sacristan and to Garden of Eve flower shop.
We thank Davy, Cora, Martina and Declan of Tarrant’s Undertakers for their support, advice, empathy and professionalism, Peter O’ Callaghan for the excellent streaming of Tom’s mass. Our sincere thanks to the Gardaí of Millstreet Garda Station and to the stewards for the professional manner in which the organisation of traffic and parking was managed ensuring the safe flow of traffic during the funeral.
We will always cherish and remember with gratitude everyone who stood in respectful silence in the various Guards of Honour and the people who stood in respect along the roadside on the journey to St. Mary’s Cemetery. To those who helped in any way, your contribution made our loss more
bearable. It would be impossible to thank everyone individually, kindly accept this acknowledgement of our sincere appreciation.
Masses have been offered for your intentions.

Jimmy Galvin – Acknowledgement & First Anniversary

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary
 11th September 2022
In loving memory of Jimmy Galvin, Derrinagree and Millstreet                           
We, the family of Jimmy, would like to express our gratitude to all the hospital staff in Tralee General Hospital who took great care of our brother Jimmy while he was in their care. 
To Tarrant’s Funeral Services thank you for making the funeral arrangements easy for us during a difficult time.
Thanks to Fr. John for the beautiful Mass and to the Sacristan. 
To our friends, neighbours, family and all who attended the funeral, sent Mass cards and supported us through that difficult time, we thank you. A Mass is being offered for your intentions. 
“Softly from the shadows there came a gentle call. You closed your eyes and went to sleep and quietly left us all.” 
Jimmy’s Anniversary Mass is on 10th September 2023 in St Patrick’s Church,  Millstreet. 

Centenary Commemoration on Sat. 9th Oct. 2021 in Derrinagree and Dromtariffe

The Clonbanin Ambush Centenary
Commemoration Committee
wishes to make the following announcement: On Saturday 9th October
2021, our Centenary Commemorations / Celebration will take place in
Derrinagree Church Carpark.  This commemoration is to honour the men
and women that participated in the War of Independence and the fight for freedom. To celebrate the Freedom and Self-
Governance, that we all take for granted today. Let us not forget the supreme sacrifices, the extreme hardships, the human
endurances that those brave men of the Volunteers, and the women of
Cumann na mBan went through for that fight for our freedom. Even to
the extent of some of them of sacrificing their life for the cause.
Now is the opportunity, for us, and all of you, with any drop of Irish
blood running through your veins, to say thank you to those
Heroes.  To come together for a few hours, to bond together
like true Irish men and women, to pray for, and commemorate those
heroic deeds. The Committee can only try to make it happen…it’s up to
you to make it happen. This is where the True Republican will stand out,
from the Republican that will say everything and do nothing. On behalf of
our Chairman and Committee members who have put so much time and effort into organizing this commemoration. I want to make this-
heartfelt appeal to every man woman and child, to please, please come out and pay your respects to our dead Heroes, because remember they
have all gone to their Eternal Rest, and hopefully will be watching down
on us, from their Heavenly resting place.  Also, I would appeal to every
house in the Parish, in Duhallow, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and
any other County that had Volunteers taking part in the Clonbanin
Ambush, to proudly fly our National Flag, the Tri Colour with the dignity
and respect it so richly deserve on the days leading up to and for a few
days after our commemoration. Let us turn our countryside into a
sea of Green, White and Orange. If we could do it in 1990
for the Irish team, surely, we can do it for our Men and Women of the
War of Independence.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions only 160 people will be allowed in the Church in Derrinagree, but it will be relayed to the carpark by amplification so as everyone can participate. Also, we will be restricted
to the number we can accommodate in Dromtariffe Parish Hall
afterwards for refreshments and an evening of entertainment.  So, it will
be on a first-come, first-served basis, for the first 200/250 people max,
plus a few special guests. This will have to be strictly adhered to, and will have to strictly supervised and enforced. Please let us make it a day
to remember as there is only one Centenary.

We thank Centenary Commemoration Committee Member, Charlie Drake for the wonderfully comprehensive Notice above. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Joan Meaney (née O’Donoghue), Rathroe House, Derrinagree

The death has occurred of Joan Meaney (née O’Donoghue), Rathroe House, Derrinagree, Co. Cork.On 22nd April 2021, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. Mourned by her devoted husband Tom and much loved children Noreen, Con, John, Tomás, Siobhán and Donal and her grandchildren Leonora, Seamus, Hannah, Órla, Thomas, Meadhbh and Ronán , her daughters-in-law Helen and Joanne and her son-in-law Niall. Beloved sister of the late John Joe. Deeply regretted by her sister-in-law Mary, nieces and nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Due to current government guidelines a private family Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday 24th April at 12 Noon in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass will be live streamed on Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. We thank you all for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time.

Leaba i measc na naomh agus suimhneas siorraí go raibh aice.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Irish Cancer Society or Marymount Hospice. Messages of sympathy may be left on the condolence link  HERE.

Today is the Exact Centenary of the Clonbanin Ambush

We thank Donal Kelleher for sharing images of the very impressive new Monument situated in the Church Car Park of Derrinagree Church remembering the Clonbanin Ambush of 1921 which on this Friday, 5th March 2021 is the exact Centenary of the historic event.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

New Clonbanin Ambush 1921-2021 Monument at Derrinagree Church Car Park.

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Death Notice: Christina O’Connell (née Buckley), Derrinagree Post Office

The death has occurred of Christina O’CONNELL (née Buckley), Derrinagree Post Office. Peacefully at her residence, beloved wife of the late Pat and loving mother of the late Gobnait. Sadly missed by her loving daughter Bernadette, her sons Michael and Donal, nephew Ted, grandchildren Jessica, Alison, Erica, Emily, Daniel, Caoimhe, Liam, Tina and Catherine, daughters-in-law, Eimear and Catherine, son-in-law Felim, sister-in-law Joan, nephews and nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Rosary at her residence on Sunday at 8pm. Reposing in the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree, on Monday from 4pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [1] [2] [3]