The Clonbanin Ambush Centenary Commemoration Committee
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.
Our commemoration commences with Concelebrated Mass in Derrinagree Church at 1.30pm followed by Blessing of centenary monument. Some Ceremonial duties, Address by President Higgins’s Representative, Reading of the Proclamation, Oration by Cork County Mayor Gillian Coughlan, Chairman’s Address, The Raising of The Tri-Colour, accompanied a Colour Party from the I.U.N.V.A organization. (Irish United Nations Veterans Association). Followed by an evening of refreshments and entertainment in Dromtariffe Parish Hall. Everyone welcome but due to Covid restrictions we can’t guarantee everyone will get into the Church.
Mass will be relayed by outside speakers, to the Carpark only 160 persons allowed in the Church…so come early and avoid disappointments. Also, in the Parish Hall we will be restricted to 250 persons, or there about. We are also restricted to parking on the road, close to the Church, and there may be a bit of walking, but if everyone corporates with the parking stewards, it will be permitted to drop off people with walking difficulties, and then drive on a bit further to park. Parking on both sides of the road will not be permitted. The Committee appeal to every house around Derrinagree, Clonbanin, Dromagh and all over Duhallow, if possible, to proudly display our National flag to honour the occasion. Please come out in numbers and support the cause. It is our last commemoration of the War of Independence one hundred years ago. (We thank Charlie Drake for this feature)
The Clonbanin Ambush Centenary Monument (at Derrinagree Church) was completed today with the erection of two information boards. The board on the left tells the story of the Ambush and the board on the right contains the relevant maps outlining the routes the Volunteers travelled and the Ambush site. The committee would like to thank the following for the design and fabrication of the boards:
- Seamus Buckley, SB2 Steelworks, Meenskehy,
- Declan Crowley, Milltech Digital Printing, Cork.
Mary (Mae) Hurley, Derrinagree
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and FIRST ANNIVERSARY
Died April 12th, 2019 
On this the First Anniversary,of Mary (Mae) Hurley Derrinagree her family would like to express their sincere thanks to all who sympathised with them following their sad loss.
We are deeply grateful to our extended family, friends and neighbours, for their support, kindness and generosity. Thank you to those who attended the funeral ceremonies, those who telephoned and to those who sent mass and sympathy cards, floral tributes and many lovely letters.
Thank you to the staff of Brídhaven Nursing Home in Mallow for their wonderful care of Mary.
We wish to thank Fr. Tom Leane, concelebrants, sacristan, organist, to the staff and professional services of Tarrant’s Undertakers for all their assistance, Millstreet Vintage Club for Traffic Management, and to the Wallis Arms Hotel for catering. As it would be impossible to thank
everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our thanks and appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for all your intentions. Lovingly remembered everyday.
“What my faith has meant to me”
You are invited to Derrinagree Church for
a very special talk given by a well known
speaker. This is organised by Dromtariffe
Parish Pastoral Council.
7.30pm Mass Saturday 24 th February in
Speaker: Micheál O’Muircheartaigh