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.
Millstreet Primary Schools ‘Easter Nature Hunt’ Competition is open to all local Primary Schools, closing date Friday 2nd April 2021.
The children need to take photos of themselves with all the items to prove they have completed the Hunt, and send them into the Parents Assn’s Facebook page or email address, then completed entries will be entered into a draw on Saturday, for some lovely Goodies, just in time for Easter. It means you don’t have to go rushing out to do this, just get your entry in by next Friday 2nd April evening to get into the draw.
Prizes have been sponsored by Herlihy Centra Millstreet and O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet, the Parents Association would like to say ‘Thank You’ for the prizes.
Link to the Parents Assn Facebook page
Eircode: P51 W983
Eircode: P51 K316
PARISH WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Monday December 14th to Sunday December 20th
Fr Tom Leane
The Presbytery, Dromagh, Mallow, Co. Cork. Eircode: P51 YWF1
Tel: (029)78096 Mob: (087) 2300565 Parish Office: Secretary Evelyn O’Sullivan
Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Tel: (029)78096
Safeguarding Children Representatives: Margaret McCarthy & John Cronin
Designated Liaison Person Kerry Diocese: 087 6362 780
Email: <email> Web: www.dioceseofkerry.ie
Priest on Duty Sunday 20th Fr Tom Leane (029) 78096 / 087 2300565
Priest on Duty Sunday 27th Fr Joe Tarrant (064) 7751104 / 086 3978642
[read more …] “Dromtariffe Parish Newsletter”
The death has occurred of Kathleen Murphy (née Leader), The Island, Clonbanin, Mallow, Cork. Peacefully in her 98th year, surrounded by her family, at Care Choice Nursing Home, Macroom. Beloved wife of the late Patrick, mother of the late Leonard, sister of the late Joan, Maureen and Leo. Deeply mourned by her sons Peter, Gerard and Don, her daughters Vaun and Helen, sister Sarah, brothers Donal and Sean, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Due to current government guidelines, a private family funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday in The Church of The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree, at 1pm. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu to St. Vincent de Paul. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.
The Tricolour is flying at the Clonbanin Ambush Monument to honour the memory of Michael Collins who died on 22nd August 1922
The Tricolour is flying on Clonbanin and Derrygallon Monuments in memory of 2 IRA Volunteers, Paddy Clancy and Jack O Connell, who were both shot dead by British forces on the 16th August 1920 during the War of Independence
[read more …] “The Tricolour is flying on Clonbanin and Derrygallon Monuments”
‘Recent upgrade of Clonbanin Monument in preparation for the centenary Commemoration ceremony taking place on Saturday 6th March 2021. Sincere thanks to Ciara McAuliffe, of True Reflection Art Therapy, Mallow, for her brilliant artistry which she donated free of charge.
The Tricolour is raised at the Clonbanin Monument in honour of the Irish Volunteers who took part in the Rathcoole Ambush on 16th June 1921 during the War of Independence. Let Erin Remember.
Missing jack russell dog. last seen on Tuesday around Fleming’s 4×4 garage Derinagree/Cullen His name is Bailey. Please call if you have seen him. 0874550870
Great artistry on the wall at Clonbanin Cross expertly done by the Curtin family and friends.
[read more …] “Cluain Báinin”
This little guy wandered into our home on Saturday during the thunder and lightning in the Cullen / Derinagree area. He’s a very friendly and affectionate dog especially around children so must be a family pet. Please call/text me on 0879225121 if you recognise him.
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.
A meeting of the Luíochán Cluainbainin 5~3~1921 Clonbanin Ambush Commemoration Committee was held in Dromtariffe Parish Hall recently. The following officers were elected: ~
Chairman~ Tom Meaney
Vice chairman~ Corney Vaughan.
Hon Joint Secretaries~ Noreen Meaney/Donal Cashman.
Finance Committee~ Marie O Shaughnessy/Noreen Clery/Billy Murphy/Áine Collins.
PROs~ David Crowley/Charlie Drake.
Military History Research~ Pat O Brien/Michael Kelly/Donal Kelleher/Noel Keating.
Researcher~ Tony Shine.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday February 12th at 8pm.
[about Clonbanin Ambush]
100 round bales of this years silage for sale
The children of Stepping Stones Pre-School and Afterschool in Derinagree held a fun Pyjama day and raised an amazing€490 for CLIONA’S FOUNDATION ( SEE clionasfoundation.com) a very worthy non-profit organisation that helps families with seriously sick children all around Ireland. We were so thrilled to help and hand over the cheque to Phil who came from Limerick to personally thank us.
[read more …] “Stepping Stones Fundraiser”
Please support the fundraising initiative
for Derinagree National School
with Deep River Rock water company.
10 cent is donated for every bottle –
just click on this link &
enter the code from the label!
Please share with friends, thanks.
[read more …] “Support Derinagree National School”
The death has occurred of Mary (May) Hurley (née Loftus) Meenskehy East, Derrinagree. Passed away peacefully in Brídhaven Nursing Home, Mallow, surrounded by her loving family, wife of the late Timothy (Ted). Sadly missed by her loving family Madge (Marjorie), Edward, Kevin, Luke, daughters in law Mairead and Mikoya, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Lying in repose in The Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree. Rosary at 6pm on Saturday evening. Reposing on Sunday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 2pm with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. ‘May She Rest in Peace’. [rip]
Winifrid O’Keeffe with her brother Joe O’Connell and family
Congratulations to Winifrid O’Keeffe, Keale, runner up in The Irish Red Cross Carer of The Year Award 2018. Winifrid has been caring for her husband Bill during the past 20 years.
The Irish Red Cross Carer of The Year Award is an annual award open to all carers in Ireland. The award acknowledges the dedication of informal carers at home and in the community who provide an essential service to the vulnerable and display true humanitarian values.
On Friday the children in Stepping Stones Preschool, Derinagree, were having fun and learning about road safety in conjunction with the RSA’s Road Safety Campaign “Beep, Beep Day”.
Childminder available – Derinagree area
Years of experience – references available
Non smoker Full licence
Contact 087 2736090
Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob who was Born without Eyes on next Sunday July 29th,the Truck Run will depart from the K&L Yard in Millstreet at 12 Noon, the General Public are more than welcome to come along and view the Trucks either before the Start or Back at the finish at the K&L Yard or why not come out and support them as they pass along the Route on the day and here is a list of places the Run will be passing through,starting in Millstreet heading to Sandpit House Cross,Ballymaquirke Cross,Kanturk,Newmarket,Boherbue,Kiskeam,on to Ballydesmond where Run will turn left before Ballydesmond Village and on to the Knocknagree Road,going past Munster Joinery,on down to Knocknagree then on to Rathmore turning left at Dennehys Corner and continue on for Cullen and outside Cullen turning Right for Derinagree down past the Church in Derinagree and turning Right at Lower Keale Cross and back into Millstreet to the Finish at the K and L Yard,this should take 2hrs approx, for more details contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.
Well done to the children in Stepping Stones Preschool and the 6th class pupils of Dernagree National School who joined together and organised fun events to raise money for Cork’s 96 FM Radiothon. An amazing total of €1,115 was raised, which will support cancer services in the Cork area.
William got his Confirmation yesterday in Kanturk. Four generations of the One family! Courtney’s, The Island, Derinagree! From left, Grandad, Mum, William and Great Grandad! – photo: TMC Photography
The death has occurred of Eileen O’Shea (née Mc Cormack), Drominagh, Clonbanin, Cork / Hospital, Limerick. On May 15, 2018, in the presence of her loving family, at Padre Pio Nursing Home, Churchtown, EILEEN (nee McCormack, Hospital, Co Limerick). Sadly missed by her loving husband John, daughters Susan and Stephanie, her sons Mark, Sean, Patrick, Timmy and Barry, son-in-law Mark, her sisters and brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on today, Wednesday, from 6pm to 7.30pm, followed by removal to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 
The death has occurred of James Kevin O’CONNOR, Rathroe, Derrinagree, Cork. Peacefully, in the loving care of Norah Naughton and staff of Araglen House, Nursing Home. Son of the late Johnny and Bridie, brother of the late Dan Joe, Con, Pat, John and Eilish. Sadly missed by his sisters Peggy, Sr Bridget and Nora, sisters-in-law Joan and Rita, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, neighbours and friends. May He Rest in Peace.
Reposing at the Presentation Church, Derrinagree, on Sunday from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery.
“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
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.   
The death has occurred of Marian O’CONNELL (née Galvin), Derrinagree, Cork. Peacefully at Marymount Hospice, in the presence of her family, beloved wife of John and loving mother of Derek, Mary, Jerry and Breda. Sadly missed by her loving husband, children and extended families, grandchildren, sisters and brothers, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Saturday at 8pm. Reposing on Sunday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family Flowers Only. Donations in Lieu if desired to Marymount Hospice. 
Dont miss the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on Tommorrow Sunday Oct 15th,The Show is always a great day out and there is something there for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more,Admission is 5 Euro and Children are Free,Doors Open at 10.30 AM,for more information Contact Donie on 086- 8545873 or John on 087-9230332.
As you can see below from the Pictures Our Star Celebrity has arrived today in Millstreet after spending a couple of days Touring around the Country and should be in Dromtariffe Tommorrow Morning all going well,he got a drive from Mitchelstown to Millstreet in a K and L Truck and wants to thank K and L for that,he then went to Marios for Grub but it was shut so went to the Wallis Arms instead where he was treated very well,he then went to the Garda Station but didn’t get arrested thankfully and from there he mingled with the Locals around Town for a while,he then went to Colemans purely because he loves Tractors and is a big New Holland Fan,and from there he went on to visit Drishane and Green Glens before finishing his Tour at Mill Oils to see how the Oil Buisness in Millstreet is doing, he is now resting for the Night close to the Hall in Dromtariffe,rumour has it that Donie Lucey has given him B and B at his place but this can’t be confirmed,but what we can say is that he is still very very fired up about the Model Show now as it is so close to the day itself and is looking forward to meeting everybody Tommorrow as are all the other Celebrities including Mickey Mouse and Charlie Chaplin who are all in the area at this stage,and if you happen to come across any of them do stop and say hello or you can meet them all in Dromtariffe Tommorrow as well from 10.30 AM.