Leo Murphy, Boherbue & Pound Hill

The death has occurred on Friday 2nd July 2021 of Leo Murphy Laharn, Boherbue, Cork / Millstreet, Cork. Late of Pound Hill, Millstreet. Leo passed away peacefully after a short illness surrounded my his loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff of Kanturk Community Hospital. Beloved husband of Eileen (nee Courtney) and dear father of John, Kathleen, Margaret, Eileen, Noreen and the late Humphrey. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughters, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, sisters Mary O’Shaughnessy (Lyre) and Margaret (Lally) Healy (Pound Hill, Millstreet), brothers Michael (R.I.P.), Patrick (R.I.P.), Daniel (R.I.P.), James (Carriganima), Brendan (Drishane Road, Millstreet) and Christopher (Pound Hill, Millstreet), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and a wide circle of neighbours and friends. MAY LEO REST IN PEACE [rip]

Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Leo on Saturday at 2pm with family only and will be live streamed on churchservices.tv/boherbue. Burial will take place afterwards in Boherbue Cemetery. People are welcome to stand along the route from Church to Cemetery but please abide with social distancing. Those who would wish to attend the funeral but cannot due to Covid restrictions are invited to leave a message of sympathy on the RIP Condolence Page which will be appreciated by Leo’s family.

100th Anniversary of the Killing of Frank Creedon

On the morning of Saturday July 2nd 1921, a blistering hot day, Constable Frank Creedon (originally from Adrivale) and nine other policemen were sent on patrol from Tallow Police Barracks, which they did every day. This was at the height of the War of Independence and tensions were high. Unfortunately for the patrol, the I.R.A. had been observing their movements, and it was noticed that their usual procedure was to take different roads on alternate days on departure from the town. With rifles and machine guns, the I.R.A. took up positions in the Old Military Barracks, and on an adjoining hill on the expectation that they would move out by a certain road. However, the patrol went by an adjoining road which did not exactly meet the positions the I.R.A. had taken up, but in haste they started firing from a distance. When the shooting ceased after about ten minutes, the ambush parties withdrew. Constable Francis Creedon lay dead, two more policemen wounded, while the remaining policemen had rushed into some adjoining houses and escaped the fire. Only nine days before the truce that ended the War of Independence. He was buried in darkness at Drishane Cemetery, and left behind a young wife and two+ small children.  Read more about what happened in our full article on him.

Better Mobile Services on the way?

Many complain of the very patchy Eircom phone services around Millstreet. Well, this month, Eircom submitted planning to erect a 18m high mast at its exchange on the Macroom Road (beside Collins’ Tyre Centre). The planning details state:

“The construction of a 18 metre high free standing communications structure with its associated antennae, communication dishes and ground equipment. The development will form part of Eircom Ltd existing telecommunications and broadband network.”

In an article in this week’s Corkman, Eircom confirmed that the purpose of this and other masts is for ‘enhancement of 3G and 4G coverage.’

But we wonder if this will this solve the problems in the wider rural area. We will have to wait and see.

Mikie Dinneen, Murdered 100 years ago today at Tooreenbawn

In the aftermath of the Rathcoole ambush a week earlier, where two Auxiliaries were killed, and many wounded, the British forces conducted the biggest sweep of any area in the south of Ireland, looking for IRA suspects. Early on the morning of the 24th of June 1921 I.R.A. Volunteer Michael Dineen from the Kilcorney Company County Cork was taken from his brother’s house in Ivale, and shot in the back multiple times just 300m away.

The British Commandant instructed that no inquest was to take place as such action would have risked lives unnecessarily of local forces.

His funeral was probably the largest ever seen locally, and he was buried in Millstreet Church Graveyard (along the path, just down from the sacristy door).

Pictured above is the memorial at the site of his murder in Tooreenbawn.

For more information on Mikie Dineen, and what happened, we recommend these: [read more …] “Mikie Dinneen, Murdered 100 years ago today at Tooreenbawn”

The 2021 Millstreet International Horse Show CSI2* will not take place

“It is with great disappointment that the Duggan Family announces today that the 2021 Millstreet International Horse Show CSI2* will not take place. Despite the pace of the vaccination rollout in Ireland and the resulting reduction in current infection rates, it is clear that the easing of lockdown measures will not proceed at a pace that will allow us to stage the August show to its traditional standards while complying with the current Government guidelines.

The fundamental principle of Millstreet’s long running success is the inclusivity it offers to one and all. The annual schedule of classes provides opportunities for horses/ponies and riders of all levels, ages and abilities.

We take our industry support responsibilities very seriously; events such as the Foal Auction, 3yo Horse and Pony Young Irelander, 4yo National Discovery Championships also for both horses and ponies, and many other unique Millstreet concepts contribute incalculably to Irish horse and pony breeders and producers. To stage a show without one or more of these elements or limiting participation would go against our “open door” values.” [read the full announcement on Millstreet.Horse]

John O’Mahony, Middlesex & Inchileigh

The death has occurred of JOHN O’MAHONY, of Harrow, Middlesex, formerly of Inchileigh, Millstreet who passed away peacefully at home on Sunday 20 June, 2021.
Mourned by his devoted wife Bea, sons Adrian, Mark and John, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Godfather of the late Eimear. Deeply regretted by his brothers Jerry, Denis and James, sisters Anne, Noreen and Mary, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and extended family.
Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

George H.S. Duckham (1900-1921)

On June 22nd 1921, George H.S. Duckham, was returning to Millstreet from leave in London where he had been married just a week earlier. A young R.I.C. constable in Millstreet, he had rested in Macroom Barrack overnight, and was making his way in plain clothes on a horse and side-car to Millstreet. It was at the height of the war of Independence, and unfortunately for him, the IRA knew he was coming and they ambushed him between Macroom and Carriganima at Carriganeigh Cross. They took him prisoner and apparently found on him amongst other things, a list of the names of the members of the Millstreet Battalion Column that were to be shot on sight. On top of that, as a constable he apparently had a bad record in the eyes of the local republicans. He was tried by the IRA and shot. His body was left across the river from Carriganima Church, but apparently taken away and buried in a bog elsewhere by locals who were afraid that the police would cause trouble in the area. His body was never found and remains a mystery. He left behind a young wife and a young son, also named George Henry Samuel Duckham. Wherever his body lies, may he rest in peace.

He is one of four+ R.I.C. (two auxiliaries, two Black and Tans) that lost their lived in Millstreet during the War of Independence. Below are two reports on  his demise, and also as some details about his background: [read more …] “George H.S. Duckham (1900-1921)”

Catherine (Kitty) Mulcahy (née Herlihy), Kanturk & Millstreet

The death has occurred of Catherine (Kitty) Mulcahy (née Herlihy), Harte-Barry Place, Greenane, Kanturk / Millstreet.

Unexpectedly but peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at Padre Pio Nursing Home, Churchtown, beloved wife of the late James and dear mother of Martina ( O’Keeffe ). Sadly missed by her loving daughter, son in law Tadgh, grandchildren Regina, Rory, Seamus and Sinead, great-grandchildren Rhys, Otis and James, brother Denis, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Requiescat in pace.

Funeral Arrangements Later. [rip]

Condolences may be added on the RIP Condolence Page .

Rathcoole Ambush – 100 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Rathcoole Ambush, one of the largest and most successful ambushes by the IRA during the War of Independence, which increased pressure on the British Empire to leave Ireland to the Irish..
The IRA laid landmines in the road, and detonated them as a convoy of Auxillaries passed over them, disabling two vehicles and trapping three more. Two auxiliaries, both only 20 years old, William A.H. Boyd, and Frederick Shorter were killed in the ambush, and many more injured.

Further Details of the ambush can be found in the article The Rathcoole Ambush – June 16th 1921


[read more …] “Rathcoole Ambush – 100 Years Ago Today”

Kathleen Crowley (née Collins), Drishanebeg

The death has occurred of Kathleen Crowley (née Collins), Drishanebeg, Millstreet.

On 10th June 2021,peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Tadg, mother of the late Denis Declan and sister of the late Ted Collins. Sadly missed by her loving family Jerry, David, Noel, Finbarr, Declan and Elaine (Dennehy), daughters-in-law Maria, Margaret, Dolores, Joanne, Hannah, son-in-law Anthony, her brother Vincent, sisters-in-law Kitty and Nora, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours. [rip]

A private family Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, 12th June, at 12 noon in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. House private. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Cristín Ní Chonchubhair, Glanmire & Shanaknock

D’éag Cristín Ní Chonchubhair, North Esk agus Shanaknock, Sráid an Mhuilinn (Millstreet), Dé hAoine 28 Bealtaine 2021 go suaimhneach in Ospidéal Mongadh Mhór (Marymount).

Méala mór a bás dá fear céile Des, dá clann mac Donnacha agus Liam, dá deartháir Maurice nach maireann, dá deartháireacha Denjoe agus Donal, dá deirfiúracha Mairéad agus Mary, dá deartháir céile Bill, dá deirfiúracha céile Noreen, Martina agus Celia, dá nianna, dá neachtanna agus dá cairde uile. [rip]

Suaimhneas síoraí di.

[RIP Condolence Page]

[read more …] “Cristín Ní Chonchubhair, Glanmire & Shanaknock”

Billy O’Leary, Murphy’s Terrace

The death has occurred of William (Billy) O’Leary, 28 Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet. Billy passed away on 19th of May 2021, suddenly. Deeply regretted by his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews cousins, aunt Gubby, friends and neighbours.

Funeral Service is Private. May He Rest in Peace [rip]

Messages of Sympathy can be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

John Corkery, Clarabeg

The death has occurred of John Corkery, Clarabeg, Millstreet, Cork. On 16th of May, suddenly, son of the late Tade and Margaret. Deeply regretted by his loving sisters Maureen, Margie (Sullivan) and Eileen, brother Michael, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephew, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May He Rest in Peace. [rip]

A private funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday 19th May at 12 noon in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Mary Agnes Murphy, Rathduane

The death has occurred of Mary Agnes Murphy, Rathduane, Rathmore, Kerry / Millstreet, Cork. Passed away, peacefully, on the 16th May, under the loving care of the matron and dedicated staff of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital Millstreet.

Much loved wife of the late Peter and sister to the late John, Patrick, Dan and Neily. Dear mother to Joan, John Joe, Pat, Donal, Norah, Peadar, Maura and Neily, mother-in-law to Nora, Christina, Carmel, Thecla, Noel and the late Danny, adored nana to her 15 grandchildren. Sadly missed by her loving family, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May Her Gentle Soul Rest in Peace. [rip]

A private family funeral mass will take place on Tuesday at 12 noon in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet followed by burial in Cullen Cemetery. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP condolence page.

Millstreet, el pueblo Irlandés que vivió el sueño de Eurovisión

Last week, journalists from the Spanish ÉFE news agency visited Millstreet to do an article on the Eurovision which was held  here in 1993. Their work appears on several news papers today, below is an example:

When Noel C. Duggan dreamed of hosting the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest at the equestrian arena of his Irish hometown, Millstreet, many said he was “crazy”. But his drive and ambition helped put the tiny town on the map and, for one night, was the center of European music.

In an interview with Efe, the 89-year-old businessman remembers how the idea was born while watching the 1992 contest with his family and had a hunch that Ireland, and Linda Martin, were going to win Eurovision that night — and it came true… [read the full article on laprensalatina.com]

[read more …] “Millstreet, el pueblo Irlandés que vivió el sueño de Eurovisión”

Road to Killarney to Close for two weeks

Kerry County Council have issued a notice to close the N72 National Secondary Road between Barraduff and Rathmore, from 8:00am on next Monday 17th May 2021 to 5:00pm Monday 31st May 2021 (two weeks).

The diversion to Killarney from Millstreet will be through Macroom, so what is normally 33kms from Millstreet to Killarney, now becomes ~63km each way. Traffic goin from Mallow to Killarney on the N72 will also be diverted through Millstreet, so expect increased traffic in town for the two weeks.

[Kerry County Council notice to close the road]
[Diversion Map]

Pascal Froissart, Reims & Tullig

Brigitte FROISSART, his wife, Marius, Claire, Augustin, his children, Kyan, his grandson, as well as all the family and friends, have the pain to share with you the sudden death of Mr Pascal FROISSART, retired professor from Notre-Dame college, which occurred on May 6, 2021 at the age of 68.

Pascal rests at the Neuvillette funeral home, Reims, France. The funeral will take place on May 14, 2021 in privacy [1]

[read more …] “Pascal Froissart, Reims & Tullig”

Millstreet FET Adult Learning Centre – Post Lockdown

Millstreet FET Adult Learning Centre is adjusting to allow Learners back into the Centre for Certified courses. All classes that are running online at the moment will continue to do so unless otherwise notified. Please bear with us while we evaluate the safety procedures. Stay safe and well.

Boherbue National School General Purpose Room Fundraising

Buy a ticket to help Boherbue National School fundraise for their General Purpose Room. Buy a ticket early, and you will be in with a change of winning an early bird prize of €10,000 for all tickets purchased by 24th June along with monthly draws and the BIG PRIZE in December.👉🏻🔑🏡

More details on the Boherbue NS GP Room page, and also on  winyourdreamhouseinkillarney.com.


Áine appointed as President of CPA Ireland

28th April, 2021 – Áine Collins, CPA, has been appointed as the 49th President and the 5th female President of CPA Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading accountancy bodies that represents over 5,000 members and students.

Speaking at the AGM, Áine stated ‘Technology, sustainability and the world of work are all the major themes which the Council and executive team are taking account of in terms of service delivery and providing value for members in 2021 and beyond.  [read more …] “Áine appointed as President of CPA Ireland”