Patrick (Pat) and Nora O’Connor, Kilcummin & Ballydaly

Patrick (Pat) and his beloved wife Nora (nee Lynch, late of Ballydaly, Millstreet, Co Cork), died 1 day apart, Patrick (Pat) on the 20th and Nora on the 21st February 2021. Much loved Dad and Mom of Dan (USA), Paudie, Noel and the late Michael. Sadly missed by their family, grandchildren Padraic Seán, Dearbhla, Megan and Adam, daughters-in-law, Nora’s sister Kit, the Dineen and O’Leary nieces and nephews, relatives, kind neighbours and their many friends. Predeceased by Patrick’s sister Rita and Nora’s sister Mary and brother Michael. “May They Rest In Peace”.


In accordance with Government and HSE guidelines and in the interest of public health, a Private Family Funeral will take place for Pat and Nora in Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin. Their Requiem Mass will be live streamed on on Tuesday morning at 11.00am, burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kilcummin. Pat and Nora’s funeral cortège will be leaving their family home on Tuesday morning at 10.20am to arrive at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10.50am. Please observe social distancing at all times. If you wish to offer your condolences online, please click on the RIP Condolence Link.
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Captain Cornelius Murphy: 1915-1921

In the last few days we have been asked for a little more information on Captain Con Murphy, whose 100th anniversary is today, and after whom Murphy’s Terrace in Millstreet was named. For this purpose, below is a detailed article on his active years, written by his great-grandniece as a special study for her Leaving Certificate a few years ago:


Captain Cornelius Murphy: 1915-1921
First Volunteer of the Irish Republican Army to be executed under Martial Law for possession of firearms.

In 1921 my great-granduncle, Captain Cornelius Murphy was the first to be executed by the British Firing Squad since the executions of the 1916 Easter Rising Leaders. He was also the first volunteer of the Irish Republican Army to be executed under Martial Law for possession of firearms.

His military career began in December 1915, when Con was appointed Officer Commanding of the Rathduane Company in Ballydaly which comprised of forty men. At the time this was under Tomas MacCurtain’s Cork Brigade of Irish Volunteers, in January 1919, this Company became part of Liam Lynch’s No. 2 Brigade. After the Easter Rising, 1916, the controversy surrounding the executions of the Rising Leaders had grown in intensity, and the Royal Irish Constabulary, (backed by the British Army) raided Ireland for signs of potential threat to English security. Con and his brother Denis were arrested in the aftermath of the Rising as part of a nationwide crackdown on prominent Republicans (more than one hundred men were captured in total). The Murphys arrived at Knutsford, Chesire on June 7th 1916. All the detainees were released in August of that year as the jail was shut down.  [read more …] “Captain Cornelius Murphy: 1915-1921”

Eileen Moynihan (née Flynn), Ballydaly

The death has occurred of Eileen Moynihan (née Flynn), Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork.

On the 26th January, in the loving care of the staff of St Joseph’s Bon Secours Care Village, Cork. Predeceased by her late husband Tim, son Tadhg and daughter in law Kathleen. Loving mother of Philip, Willie Joe, Mary, John, Eleanor, Denis, Thomas and Dan. Dear sister of Biddy and Sr Ita Marie and the late Sr Gertrude, sister Mary and brother John. Sadly missed by her sister in law Olive, daughters in law, sons in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. May She Rest In Peace. [rip]

In accordance with current government guidelines, Eileen’s funeral Mass will take place privately at St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Thursday 28th at 12 noon and burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Funeral Mass may be viewed at

Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence page.

Kathleen O’Sullivan (née Looney), Gortavehy

The death has occurred of Kathleen O’Sullivan (née Looney), Gortavehy, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork. On January 24th 2021, peacefully in the wonderful care of Margaret and staff of Millstreet Community Hospital, predeceased by her husband Bob and sister Ciss. Sadly missed by her loving family, sons Seamus and John, daughter Genie, brother Jimmy, daughter-in-law Breeda, grandsons Robbie and Daniel, nephew, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. [rip]

In accordance with current government guidelines, Kathleen’s Requiem Mass will take place privately on Wednesday at 12 noon in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Funeral mass may be viewed at Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Timothy Joe Kiely, Ballydaly

The death has occurred of Timothy Joe Kiely, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork. On January 8th 2021, peacefully, at Tralee University Hospital after a short illness. Loving husband of Mary, sadly missed by his sons Ray and John Paul, daughters Annette and Martina, daughters in law, sons in law, grandchildren, brother, sisters and his late bother Fintan, relatives, good neighbours and friends. [rip]

In line with the current government restrictions Timothy Joe’s Funeral Mass will be private for family only on Monday at 10am in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Messages of condolence can be left on the RIP Conodoence Page. The Kiely family appreciates your support and sympathy and co-operation at this sad time.

Seamus Murphy, Ballydaly

The death has occurred of Seamus Murphy, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Seamus passed away peacefully on 8th of December 2020. Dear son of the late Jim and Mary Anne and brother of the late Timmie, Patsy, Dennie and Johnny. Sadly missed by his cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he Rest in Peace. [rip]

Due to government guidelines, a private family Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday at 11 am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly and burial afterwards in Cullen Cemetery. Messages of Sympathy can be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Cullen & Ballydaly Community Groups

Cullen & Ballydaly Community Groups

“Helping Out”

Sunday August 9th     Time 11am – 1pm

Drop off Points: Cullen Community Centre and Ballydaly Community Hall

Accepting home baking on the day 



Not a baker …..NO PROBLEM… Perishable goods are greatly accepted and Cash Donations are more than welcome. No donation too small.

Please contact the following if you have any further questions

Der O’Connor                  086 3831959    Niall O’Brien  087 2657836

Diarmuid O’Connell     086 3515064     Tom McCarthy 087 9640582

Derry Morley 087 7423366


Gravy Granuels, Tinned Rice, Salt/Pepper, Cooking Oil, Cereals, Dried Pasta, Hand Wash, Peas/Beans, Tea/Coffee, Tinned Fruit, Biscuits, Fruit/Veg, Toilet Rolls, Bleach, Soup, Jelly. Sugar, Cakes, Juices.

Please ensure perishable goods are in date

Cheap Irish Homes – Ballydaly House Featured

Maggie Molloy brought this week’s house hunting couple on Cheap Irish Homes (RTÉ1) to Ballydaly to see a cottage that’s been unused for a few years. Of the houses they were shown, they said it was by far their favourite, for the space provided, and also probably for the price also. You can still see this week’s episode on the RTÉ Player.

[read more …] “Cheap Irish Homes – Ballydaly House Featured”

Connie O’Connor, Knocknagurrane

The death has occurred on Monday 11th May 2020 of Connie O’Connor, of Knocknagurrane, Cullen. Peacefully in the presence of his loving family and in the loving care of the staff at Windmill House Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Loretta, loving father of Kevin, Aidan, Carmel and Collette. Sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law Pat and Eamon, daughters-in-law Karen and Dolores, grandchildren Erica, Laura, Conor, Ciara, Mary, Clodagh, Ellen, Liam, Eamon and grandson-in-law Peter. [rip] [f]

Due to current government guidelines Connie’s funeral will be private. If you wish to leave a message for the family please use the Condolence Page.

Jerry Horan, Cahirbarnagh

The death has occurred of Jeremiah (Jerry) Horan, Cahirbarnagh, Rathmore, Kerry / Cork. On May 7th, 2020, peacefully in the loving care of nurses and staff at University Hospital Kerry, Jerry (in his 96th year), predeceased by his wife Kitty (née Scannell) and his daughther Judy. Loving father of Frank, Jerry, Dan, Breeda, Nora Mai, Mary and Kate. Very deeply regretted and lovingly remembered by his family, sisters Maura (Rynne) and Kitty (Scannell), brother-in-law Jerry, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends. Go Bhfanfaidh Sé i Suaimhneas. Donations in lieu of flowers to Millstreet Daycare Centre. [rip]

In accordance with H.S.E guidelines and in the interest of public health, a private Requeim Mass and Burial will take place in St Joseph’s Church Rathmore, on Friday May 8th at 2pm. To view a live stream of the Mass, go to MCN Media St Joseph’s Church Rathmore. A Memorial Mass for Jerry will take place at a later date. If you wish to offer your condolences online, please use the Condolence Page on RIP.

Michael Murphy, Knocknaloman

The death has occurred of Michael (Mike) Murphy, Knocknaloman, Rathmore, Co. Kerry and formerly of Scartaglen, who passed away peacefully, at home, on 16th April 2020. Predeceased by his beloved son Don and brother Donie. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Eileen (nee O’Sullivan), son Padraig and daughter Siobhan. Sadly missed by his loving family, daughter in law Varina, adored granddaughter Erika, brothers John (Ballyhar) and PJ (Listellick), sisters Margaret (Jackman, Dunboyne) and Kay (Fitzgerald, Currans), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, his former colleagues at St. Finan’s Hospital, Killarney and a wide circle of friends. May he rest in peace.   [read more …] “Michael Murphy, Knocknaloman”

Broadband Connection Points

Map of the Broadband Connection Points

Aubane Community Centre and Ballydaly Community Hall are two of three hundred locations across Ireland to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan (NBP). National Broadband Ireland (NBI), said it will deploy “broadband connection points”, where the public can get free high-speed internet access, across the country from the second quarter of next year (2020). The measure is intended as a stop-gap for communities with the worst broadband coverage, he said. … Read more about this on the Irish Times.

Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training

Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training – run by the Irish Heart Foundation will be held in Ballydaly Hall on, Tuesday, November 26th from 8pm – 9pm. Admission is free.
To book a place on the course please ring Peg (087)9268452 or Kathleen (087)2846906 before November 20th, as we need numbers for course to go ahead.
Topics covered include: what to do in an emergency e.g heart attack, cardiac arrest (compression/defibrillator) stroke, choking etc.
A defibrillator for public use is at Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly

[read more …] “Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training”