The Clonbanin Ambush Centenary
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.
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 http://www.mycondolences.ie. 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.
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.)
The Recording of the Funeral Mass for Niall Buckley
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.