Parish Newsletter – 19th January, 2020

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th January, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS:  Breeda Jacobsen (Canney), Salthill & Sweden

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Joan Duggan, West End
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Peggie Horgan, Ballydaly                                 
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Art, Jackie & Margaret O’Connor, Nohovaldaly
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Nora & Jerry Creedon, Laught

Anniversaries:  John, Margaret & Eileen Duggan, West End; Ka Egan, Kanturk; Bina Duggan, West End; Fr. Joe Murphy, West End; Ann Marie Murphy, Clarabeg; Hannah Mary Kelleher, The Bridge; Mai O’Sullivan, Minor Row;  John Desmond, Liscahane; Billy & Kathleen Guerin, Ballydaly & Cloghoula; Tade Mullane, Curragh; Bertie Doody, Dooneen; Kitty McSweeney, Rathcoole; Julia Vaughan, Newmarket; Ellen O’Riordan, Carriganima; Timothy & Bridget Nugent, Dromcollogher; William Murphy, Kilbrin.   [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 19th January, 2020”

Hardings of Millstreet

“Hello friends! I am searching for Harding family members in the area, and tracing family back to Joseph and Mary Harding of Millstreet, shoemakers in the 1800’s. I know my G-G-Grandad (Bryan Harding) came to America in 1857, settled in Massachusetts then Rochester NY. His brother Daniel, sister Julia emigrated also. Any Harding descendants in the area? I am travelling to Ireland this April and would be so happy to learn more of my family.” – Mary McDonough [from this comment]

By the Admin: While there were Hardings in Millstreet:-  shopkeepers, egg-layers, carpenters, tradesmen, shoemakers (Bryan, Bridget, John),  we seem to have found no reference at all to any Joseph Harding, which would be unusual. Below is some of what we found, which may or may not be of relevance:  [read more …] “Hardings of Millstreet”

Thomas Barrett, R.I.C Constable Millstreet 1890s-1900s

Thomas Barrett was and RIC Constable that worked here in Millstreet in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Originally from Limerick, he began working in Kerry, married Elizabeth Browne from Scartaglin, and moved to Millstreet soon after. They lived on the Killarney Road, and some of their children were born here, but Elizabeth died young, and Thomas died a few years later at the family home on the Killarney Road.

Below are our notes on him and his family.


…To Mr Cronin — He saw about a hundred fish passing about in the river in dying condition that morning. Constable Barrett deposed to seeing Thomas Linehan take a out of river and Daniel Connell committed a similar offence about eleven o’clock in the day.
Constable Ryan saw Wm Murray about seven o’clock in tbe morning take a fish out the river, and about hour afterwaids he saw Patrick Lynch do same…. [Cork Constitution – Wednesday 15 June 1892]

[read more …] “Thomas Barrett, R.I.C Constable Millstreet 1890s-1900s”

Mary Cashman, Tullig House (née Goggin of Maulnahorna)

Mary Cashman, Tullig House, Millstreet (née Goggin of Maulnahorna, Carriganima). Peacefully, on January 10th 2019, surrounded by her loving family, in the wonderful care of the staff at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork.

Beloved wife of the late Denis, and sister of the late Thomas and Christy. Very deeply missed by her sons Pat, Donal, and Michael, daughters-in-law Berni, Angelica, and Ola, grandchildren Alannah, Oisín, Filip, Julia, and Ída, sisters Sheila, Ann, and Helen, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours, and many friends.

Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Sunday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12pm, followed by burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h’anam dílis.

Mary C. Kiely (née Neligan) Fairfield, Dromagh / Rockchapel

The death has occurred of Mary C. Kiely (née Neligan) Fairfield, Dromagh, Cork / Rockchapel, Cork. On January 9th, 2020, unexpectedly at her residence, Mary C. beloved wife of the late Sèan and loving mother of the late John Martin. Sadly missed by her cherished sons, Michael and Derry, adored grandchildren Niamh, Ronan, Luke and Ellie, daughters-in-law Sinead and Maeve. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, especially Jerh and Mary, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Ar dheis Dè go raibh a hanam dilis.

Rosary on Saturday at 8pm in Grace’s Funeral Home, Kanturk. Lying in repose in Grace’s Funeral Home on Sunday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon with funeral afterwards to Dromtariffe New Cemetery. [rip]

Air Ambulance at risk of temporary grounding due to funding shortfall

The community-funded Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) air ambulance service based in Rathcoole is at risk of being grounded within a week due to a funding shortfall. – “We’ve done approaching 250 missions for the National Ambulance Service. We’ve been busier than we initially anticipated,” pilot John Murray told C103’s Cork Today.
The air ambulance has flown 17 missions more each month than anticipated since its launch five months ago. “We might not save lives every day but we do several times a week,” Mr Murray said.

The air ambulance, pilots, fuel and insurance are mainly funded through charitable donations while the National Ambulance Service provides an advanced paramedic and an emergency medical technician on board as well as medical supplies.  [read more …] “Air Ambulance at risk of temporary grounding due to funding shortfall”

Playground Donation Thank You 

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Kevin Hickey of  Kevin Hickey Auto Repairs  for his very generous donation to the Playground Project.  Great to have another local business continue to support our Town Park into the New Year.  If you are in business locally and want to help us reach our goal of launching the brand new Playground in time for Summer 2020 we would be delighted to receive any financial contribution.. every little helps.

TO DONATE: you may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  <>

[read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You “

Denis Angland, Dromagh

Angland: Dromagh, Mallow. On January 8, 2020, peacefully at Araglin House, Boherbue, Denis, husband of the late Mary (née Cashin) and brother of the late Dan and Paddy and dear dad of Maurice, Susan (Shine), Denis and David. Deeply mourned by his loving family, grandchildren, brothers John P. and Christy, sister Mary (Bohan), son-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at O’Reilly’s Funeral Home, Newmarket, on Thursday from 5.30pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Kiskeam Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Araglin House, Boherbue. [rip]

John Bransfield – R.I.C. Millstreet c.1903-c.1911

John Bransfield was born in Waterford in 1872. He had originally become an RIC officer in 1894, and was in Ballinacurra (Kinsale) when he got married in 1901. He was stationed in Millstreet in from at least 1905 to 1911 (that we know of), and later was Sergeant in Kealkil (1915, 1916), Kilbrittan (1915)and later again in Drimoleague (1918, 1921) where he was injured, and retired to become a grocer/publican/merchant in Dungarvan, where he lived until he died in 1957.

Here are some references to him:


His parents:

Marriage of James Bransfield and Bridget Hayes on March 1st 1870 at Clashmore Chapel (Youghal, Waterford), He a farmer from Lackinsilla (?) the son of Edmond (?) Bransfield a farmer, she from Ballinsclash, the daughter of John Hayes a farmer, in the presence of David McGrath and Mary Brien


He was the oldest of at least 11 children
Birth of John Bransfield on May 5th 1871 at Lacansillagh (Lackensillagh, near Aglish, Co.Waterford), to Bridget Bransfield (Hayes) and James Bransfield a farmer.

His Siblings:
Redmond Bransfield (1872)
Margaret Bransfield (1873)
James Bransfield (1875)
Johanna Bransfield (1877)
Catherine Bransfield (1879)
Bridget Bransfield (1881)
William Bransfield (1882)
Maurice Bransfield (1884)
Declan Bransfield (1885)
Michael Bransfield (1888)



TODO: where is John stationed for the 1901 census (Ballincurra for his wedding later in the year?)


His family in the 1901 census: Residents of a house 3 in Lackensillagh (Dromore, Waterford)

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Bransfield James 60 Male Head of Family
Roman Catholic
Bransfield Bridget 50 Female Wife Roman Catholic
Bransfield Redmond 27 Male Son
farmer’s son
Roman Catholic
Bransfield Joc Hannah 23 Female Daughter Roman Catholic
Bransfield William 17 Male Son
farmer’s son
Roman Catholic
Bransfield Maurice 14 Male Son
farmer’s son
Roman Catholic
Bransfield Declan 13 Male Son
Roman Catholic
Bransfield Michael 11 Male Son
Roman Catholic


Marriage of John Bransfield and Maggie Nash at the catholic church of Newcastlewest on November 5th 1901 by William O’Shea CC. He a police constable in Ballinacurra, the son of James Bransfield a farmer, she from NewcastleWest, the daughter of John Nash a farmer. In the presence of James prenderville and Norah Nash.


In 1903 he was godfather to the daughter of another RIC constable Thomas Barrett:
Baptism of ELIZABETH BARRETT of MILLSTREET on 6 April 1903 by Fr. C. O’Sullivan, daughter of Thomas Barrett and Elizabeth Browne, sponsored by John Bransfield and Catherine Moynihan.


Birth of John Bransfield at Minor Row on June 26th 1905 to Margaret Bransfield (Nash) and John Bransfield, a Constable Royal Irish Constabulary


Daniel Foley, Millstreet was sentenced to a month in a default of bail for alleged attempting to stab John Garvan during an altercation in a lodging house. Constable Bransfield had been passing the house when he heard a voice say: “Put up the knife”.
[Irish Independent – Monday 28 May 1906]


£28 STOLEN. Recently the premises of Mr. Robert Justice, baker. West End, Millstreet, were broken into, and a sum of £28 stolen … Being barefooted, and under cover of the darkness, the robber had difficulty in making good his escape. The police were immediately informed of the occurrence, and Sergeant Mulcahy and Constables Bransfield and Cahill were, promptly the scene. investigation, they found that entrance had been effected through the back window of the kitchen ; the catch of the window had been forced, and the shutters and window had been opened. The window had been left down from the top. There was a distract footprint on the window sill, arid the police attach much importance to this clue, and is stated that this footmark will form the subject expert inquiry. On making a search of the premises the police discovered the bag which contained the money on top of sewing machine inside the shop-counter. The bag was opened by Constable Bransfield, and it was found to contain about £l, made up of sixpenny and threepenny pieces. The balance of the £29 was gone, and it is surmised that the thief, having been disturbed in his nocturnal perambnlations. had not time to completely empty the handbag, but threw it away from him as left the shop. … [Cork Examiner – Tuesday 01 December 1908]


Birth of Bridget Mary Bransfield at the Barracks Millstreet on Fifteenth January 1909, to Margaret Bransfield (Nash) and John Bransfield, a Constable Royal Irish Constabulary


Millstreet Petty Sessions – Constable Bransfield summoned John Buckley for Having his horse on the public street without a bridle, and also for not having his name on the cart. Constable Bransfield deposed that he found the horse wandering on the street without any bridle, and had considerable difficulty in finding the owner. There was no name the cart. A fine of Is was imposed for each offence. [Cork Examiner – Tuesday 02 March 1909]


8th Jan 1910 (start of year RIC nominal return for Millstreet)

Service # Rank Name Religion Appointment Date  
52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 /
56316 Bransfield John RC 01/02/94 M
43535 Con Cahill Martin RC 08/02/78 M
56899 Flynn John RC 01/05/95 M
58402 Sullivan Thomas RC 15/08/98 M
56257 Patrick Sheehan RC 02/01/94 M


1911 (start of year RIC nominal return for Millstreet)

52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 / 1-11-04 M
56316 Bransfield John RC 01/02/94 M
43535 Con Cahill Martin RC 08/02/78 M
56899 Flynn John RC 01/05/95 M
60683 Con Sullivan Patrick RC 15/04/02 M


1911 census: Residents of a house 22.3 in Main Street (Drishane, Cork) (The family were living in the RIC Barrack.

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Bransfield John Male Head of Family
Bransfield Margaret 35 Female Wife Roman Catholic
Bransfield John 5 Male Son Roman Catholic
Bransfield Bridget Mary 2 Female Daughter Roman Catholic

His family back home in the 1911 census: Residents of a house 4 in Lackensillagh (Dromore, Waterford)

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Brausfield James 78 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic
Brausfield Bridget 66 Female Wife Roman Catholic
Brausfield Redmond 31 Male Son Roman Catholic
Brausfield Michael 25 Male Son Roman Catholic
Brausfield Joahnnah 30 Female Daughter Roman Catholic


Transfers and appointments: “Sergeant Bransfield is taking charge of Kilbrittain from Kealkil” [Northern Whig – Monday 20 December 1915]


The following transfers have taken place in West Cork;—Sergeants Eoynane (on his own application), Kilbrittain, to Carrigadrohid; Bransfield, Kilbrittain, to Kealkil; Acting- Sergeant J. Flynn. Ballygurteen, limoleague; Constable …
[Larne Times – Saturday 01 January 1916]


John Bransfield was RIC Sergeant in Kealkil (Bantry District, Cork WR) when a small group of Irish Volunteers mobilised to there on Easter Sunday 1916 (what should have been part of Cork’s role in the Easter Rising). The attached – from a 2016 lecture I gave on the topic – refers to his encounter on that occasion with Sean O’Hegarty, who was O/C Cork No 1 (Mid-Cork) Brigade when Bransfield was injured in February 1921 in Drimoleague (Drimoleague was in the Cork No 3 Brigade area, as opposed to O’Hegarty’s No 1 area):
“O’Hegarty had to ask the local sergeant if he was looking for trouble as the RIC harassed some of the Volunteers as they disbanded. Sergeant John Bransfield probably chose wisely by saying he wanted no trouble — and the situation subsided. But the 44 year old from Co. Waterford was not so lucky in February 1921, when he was injured in an attack on the barracks at Drimoleague.”  – Niall Murray


Patrick CASEY b c1893 – WW1 alias CLANCY
Filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) under John CLANCY – but which was his real name? The “modern” cover-note suggests Clancy – but even his Referee in 1911 (RIC Police Sergeant Jones) refers to him as Casey. So …

Patrick CASEY, home address BRUFF, Co Limerick. Parents John & Eliza. Sister Lizzie.
Joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers in September 1911, declared age 18y. (Regt No. 5719)
Joined the “Regular Army” (still Royal Munsters) in February 1912, declared age 18y 5m. (Regt No. 9762). Served in WW1 until declared a deserter on 1 January 1917.

Apprehended on 4 September 1917, by Sergeant John BRANSFIELD of the Drimoleague Constabulary. His report is headed “Descriptive Return of JOHN CLANCY ALIAS CASEY”, so I assume that Patrick was using the name John.

Unfortunately, the papers showing how he was dealt with are not there. But he evidently survived the rest of the war and served post-1920 as John CLANCY, Regt No 7213161 – but I can’t find the records of that service.

Was he a CASEY or a CLANCY? How confusing! – [Casey Clancy]


His wife died in 1917
Death of Margaret Bransfield, Drimoleague on October 26th 1917, Married, 43 yrs old, Sergeant’s wife, Diabetes Mellites Inderinite, Informant: John Bransfield husband Drimoleague


Attack Police Barrack. A few nights ago an attempt was made to blow up the police barracks at midnight in Drimoleague; Co. Cork. A bomb, or other powerful explosive, which was thrown through the window of Sergeant Bransfield’s room exploded, doing considerable damage, but fortunately no personal injuries were sustained one arrest been made – [Weekly Freeman’s Journal – Saturday 23 February 1918]


“Drimoleague Barracks, Co Cork, 12.2.1921
Edmund Charles Finlay, RN Telegraphist
56316 Sgt John Bransfield, Cork WR – wounded on this occasion, did he get a medal??” – Roger Willoughby


Marriage of Laurence Walsh and Bridget Mary Bransfield on July 10th 1933 at Dungarvan Church by Thomas O’Brien PP, he a bookkeeper of Abbeyside, the son of James Walsh a farmer, she from Dungarvan the daughter of John Bransfield a Publican, in the presence of Richard Walsh and Catherine Wall.


He got married secondly in 1933:

Marriage of John Bransfield and Caroline Ranson on November 29th 1933, he a widower, a merchant from Dungarvan, son of James Bransfield a farmer, she from Ballyduff, daughter of Robert Ranson, a pensioner, in the presence of Thomas Morrissey and Margaret Cunningham.


Death of John Bransfield on August 17th 1957 at Emerald Terrace Dungarvan, married 85 yrs, RIC pensioner, Cerebral trombosis 2 years – senility, Caroline Bransfield widow present at death


“My Grandfather JOHN BRANSFIELD served in the RIC.
From Jim Herlihy’s book I can get some information:
Brandsfield, John; Sergeant; RIC 56316; LDS 2O89/135B; Born Co. Waterford 1872; injured Drimoleague, Co. Cork 12/02/21.
… Thankfully, having retired he moved to Dungarvan and ran a grocery/licensed premises.
His daughter (my mother) married my father who had been active in the War of Independence, was Secterary to Count Plunkett and was subsequently active in the anti-Treaty forces.” – John Walsh (grandson)


Two policemen outside the RIC Barrack in the Square Millstreet c.1909 – Lawrence Collection. One of these may be John Bransfield. [photo 1] [photo 2 (below)]


Parish Newsletter – 5th January 2020

5th January 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:

RECENT DEATHS: Kay Whelan, Tivoli & Cullen; Brid Ó Dubhghaill, Glounthaune & Knocknagree.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Ned Casey, Carrigacooleen
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. The deceased members of the Kiely Family, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Michael Dineen, Cullen
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Pat O’Connell, Canon O’Donovan & Tooreenbawn

Anniversaries: Martin Cleary, Clara Road; Daniel O’Mahony, Main Street; Con Corcoran, Pound Hill; Kathleen Cronin, The Rectory; Julia Kelleher, Kilmeedy; Clement Kelleher, Tooreenbawn; Julia Kiely, Tubber; Kevin Gardiner, Duarigle; Bob & Bridie Casey, Duarigle; Michael Corbett, Knocknageeha; Abina Sheehan, Knockbrack; P.J. Murphy; Tom, Christy & the deceased members of the Goggin family, South Horsemount; Bill Hickey, Kiskeam.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 5th January 2020”

Presentation of money raised by Daniel and Patrick Bourke on St. Stephen’s Day to Irish Community Rapid Response

Presentation to Irish Community Rapid Response, by Daniel Bourke (Age 9) and Patrick Bourke (Age 8) of €552.29 on 3rd January 2020, raised by them doing the “Wren” and playing tin whistle on St. Stephen’s Day, 26th December 2019, in the Rathcoole, Kilcorney and Millstreet areas.
Sincerest appreciation to all that donated very generously to this very worthy and important cause.

Presentation to Marymount in Memory of Pat O’Keeffe, Glountane

Cheque presented to Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, on the 2nd of January 2020, from donations received, in memory of the late Pat O’Keeffe, Glountane, Cullen, Mallow, Co. Cork. RIP 26 October 2019. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam dílis. Coladh sámh

[read more …] “Presentation to Marymount in Memory of Pat O’Keeffe, Glountane”

Millstreet FET Adult Education – Courses for 2020

See below for all the courses offered:

• Free, impartial and confidential service
• Available to current adult learners and unemployed adults with less than QQI Level 6 qualifications
• Guidance can help you explore your interests and abilities and identify best course options.

To find out more or to arrange an appointment, contact:
JOAN MC SWEENEY [Guidance Counsellor]
086 8337591
Email : <>


Millstreet FET (Further Education & Training) offer a range of free courses for adult learners.
Sign up now and start your learning journey with us.

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[read more …] “Millstreet FET Adult Education – Courses for 2020”

Kay Whelan (née Singleton) (Tivoli, and formerly of Cullen)

KAY WHELAN (née Singleton) (Tivoli and formerly of Cullen, Co. Cork), passed peacefully to the next life on 31st of December,2019, after a wonderful life, wife of the late Patrick, loving mother of Billy, Tina, Labhras, Padraig, Elaine and late Diarmuid, caring big sister to Fr. Jerry, Noel and the late Dinny and JJ., doting granny to 12 heartbroken grand kids. Sadly missed by all her loving family, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family and a large circle of friends.

Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’ Connor Ltd. from 6.00pm on Thursday followed by removal at 7.00pm to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen, Co. Cork. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Friday. Cremation will take place privately afterwards.

The family greatly appreciate the amazing care Kay received in Brídhaven and Mallow General Hospital. May she rest in peace. [rip]

Richard and Hanora Forde of Bolomore

> Hi Millstreet … but of a long shot. I have traced my great great grandparents back to Bolomore Rathcoole… just wondering if any Forde people in the area ?  – FB: Daisy Barrett Genuardi (14th Jan 2020)  [comment] [facebook<email> FB

> Thanks so much I will certainly give it a go ! I was in millstreet on 2011. We scattered my grandads ashes !

> My great gran was Ellen ( their daughter She married a Barrett)

> My dad talks about grandad’s brother Richie who went to america

Below are our notes on the family:

[read more …] “Richard and Hanora Forde of Bolomore”

William Higgins, Sergeant R.I.C. Millstreet 1890s-1900s

Sergeant William Higgins




Besides posting the proclamation in the conspicuous parts of the ‘town, Head-constable McEntee and Sergeants Higgins were occupied /during Saturday in visiting prominent members of the Millstreet Branch and members of the band with the view of officially notifying them that the meeting to held ten miles away would be suppressed. Although it was not the intention of the branch, to be represented, as an answer to such impertinent interference a large contingent left for Duhallow. [Cork Examiner – Tuesday 01 May 1900]


 lined Is and costs. Sergeant William Higgins summoned Timothy O’Keeffe for having persons his licensed premises at Milletreet, the night 30th July. Mr Barry, solicitor, pleaded guilty on behalf of the defendant; he slated that two young men came into his premises after 10 o’clock for tobacco, and he gave them a drink thinking it was no harm. There was no conviction against the licensed premises since IS9O, and Mr O’Keeffe was never convicted and not under any circumstances could the licence interfered with. The magistrates fined O’Keeffe and costs. Nenagh Floral and Uokticultiral SOCIETY.—The


Millstreet Petty Sessions:
Sergeant W Higgins, Inspector Weights and Measures, summoned Jeremiah Herlihy tor having two unstamped weights; they were otherwise correct. Mrs Herlihy explained that they got the weights but the day before from Cork.
Cork Examiner – Thursday 04 October 1900


Lynch, X>r R R Leader.) District Inspector Beirne charged Mrs Buckley, publican, living at Millstrect, for supplying drink to a woman of the tramp class, Mary Foley, on the Ist of March (fair day). fine of 5s was imposed, which was further reduced to 6d in view 11s costs. Daniel Rahilly, publican, Millstreet, was also prosecuted for a siimilar offence the same date. From the evidence adduced, the Chairman, said the case was not serious; but being the second conviction they could not impose a lesser penalty than £l. Sergeant William Higgins proved the offence. Mr W Keller, solr, Kanturk, defended. Sergeant William Higgins, Inspector Food and Drugs, prosecuted Timothy Murphy, contractor for milk to the MtHstreet Union. The case was adjourned since last petty sessions. the Bench being divided. Mr E A Beytagh, solr, said had a preliminary objection to make. His client asked for a sample of the milk and was refused. Sergeant Higgins—l cannot leave that go uncontradicted. He never asked for a sample which was denied except on a case which has been already decided, when he had neither name nor address on the cart or tankards. Prosecutor deposed that in pursuance of his duty he one pint of milk from the defendant’s servant, Tom Shine tho iVuilstreet Workhouse, on the 15th of January. The analyst’s certificate (produced) showed that the milk was below the…
[Cork Examiner – Friday 19 April 1901]


RIC INSPECTORS APPOINTED The “London Gazette” of last week publishes an order of the Home Secretary, appointing with the concurrence of the Lord Lieutenant, and on the recommendation of the Inspector-General) 30 sergeants of the R I C, to act as Inspectors of Explosives in Ireland. The following are appointed in the south—Sergeants West. Ballincollig ; Collins- Charleville ; Dennehr, Castletownbere: Higgins, Millstreet • Brosnan, Tralee; Owens, Limerick, and Quinn, Clonakilty.. Colonel
[Cork Examiner – Monday 08 October 1900]


Marriage of William Higgins and Eleanor Savage on

July 19th 1897 at St. Michael’s Church Cork City by A.J Nicholson (?). He a sergeant in the RIC in Millstreet, son of Edmund Higgins a school teacher. She from Norhbins’head (??) Cork, daughter of John Savage a shopkeeper, in the presence of John Savage, Lizzie Savage and Richard Savage

Birth of Edward James Savage Higgins in Millstreet on September 2nd 1898 to Eleanor Higgins (Savage) and William Higgins, Sergeant Royal Irish Constabulary

Birth of Eleanor Savage Higgins at the Barrack Millstreet no November 11th 1899, to Eleanor Higgins (Savage) and William Higgins, Sergeant Royal Irish Constabulary

Death of Eleanor Higgins at the Barracks Millstreet November 19th 1999, married, 28 yrs old, wife of William Higgins a Sergeant in the Royal Irish Constabulary, child birth 8 days puerperal septicaemia 5 days (register of this child?)

1901 census: for the Millstreet Barrack:
William is the only Church of Ireland member listed in Millstreet Barrack, all the others are Catholic.

H (Higgins) W (William) 43 Male Sergeant
Commercial Clerk-Leather
Church of Ireland

1901 census: Residents of a house 44 in Fisher Street (Kinsale Urban, Cork)
William’s two children, Eleanor and Edward,  are staying with (TODO: possibly) his wife’s parents in Kinsale. (Eleanor died 16 month previously)

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Savage John 66 Male Head of Family
Merchant and Boat Owner
Savage Helena 61 Female Wife Wesleyan
Savage Frances Emma 20 Female Daughter Church Ireland
Higgins Eleanor Savage 1 Female Grand Daughter Church Ireland
Higgins Edward Jas Savage 2 Male Grand Son Church Ireland
Mc Carthy Mary 30 Female Gen Servant-Domestic Roman Catholic
Holland James 32 Male Baker Roman Catholic
Holland Cain 20 Male Baker Roman Catholic

1911 census: Residents of a house 52 in Fisher Street (Kinsale Urban, Cork)
The children stayed in Kinsale

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Savage Helena 71 Female Head of Family
Church of Ireland
Savage Frances Emma 30 Female Daughter Church of Ireland
Higgins Eleanor Savage 11 Female Grand Daughter Church of Ireland
Higgins Edward Jas Savage 12 Male Grand Son Church of Ireland

TODO: Where is William in 1911? did he remarry? did he die?

1901 census: Residents of a house 3 in O’Connor Ville (Cork No. 5 Urban (part of), Cork)
widower living with sister and niece; reader; 2 children, 2 living.
TODO: what is the family connection savage-higgins, what is a reader?

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Savage Charlotte 50 Female Head of Family
married 21 yrs
2 children
1 living
Church of Ireland
Savage Helena 18 Female Daughter
Church of Ireland
Higgins William 53 Male Brother
2 children
2 alive
Church of Ireland

1901 census: Residents of a house 52 in Newbridge Street (Birr Urban, King’s Co.)
TODO: cross reference -surely this isn’t him? probably not, but a relation of some kind

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Higgins William 54 Male Head of Family
Superannuated Serg R.I.C.
born in Cork
Roman Catholic
Higgins Agnis Francis 17 Female Daughter
born in King’s county
Roman Catholic
Higgins Anna Mary 14 Female Daughter
born in King’s county
Roman Catholic
Higgins Eleanor 13 Female Daughter
born in King’s county
Roman Catholic

Death of William Higgins of 4 Gillabbey Terrace, at the South Infirmary, widower 65 yrs, ex Sergeant RIC, Cerebral haemorrhage coma

TODO: add sons details to his WWI profile

TODO: add details of Eleanor Savage


[William Higgins on ancestry (DMacCabe19)]

Shane to get his First Start for Cork Footballers

Congrats to Shane Hickey who is scheduled to get his first start for the Cork Senior Footballers tomorrow evening, Thursday January 2nd 2020 at 7:30pm in Mallow. Last year he was part of the Cork under 21’s who claimed the All-Ireland title, so hopefully this will be the first of many. [GAA Cork]

Result: Cork 3-19 Tipperary 0-14
Match Report: Hurley bags hat-trick as Cork defeat Tipperary to reach McGrath Cup final [Sportsfile] [inPhoto]

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