The Clonbanin Ambush Play

1921-03-07 Front Page of the New York Times - Report on Clonbanin AmbushSteven O’ Riordan is fundraising to help him complete a newly discovered but unfinished play on the Clonbanin Ambush that has been found in an attic twenty five years after the writer’s death.

The Clonbanin Ambush was written by Cork native Bill Cody, also known as Patrick Vaughan contributor to the Corkman and the initial seeds for this play were sown almost 70 years ago through his encounter with an IRA veteran. It examines the circumstances surrounding a famous IRA ambush of the War of Independence where a large party of Volunteers from Cork and Kerry ambushed a party of British army soldiers in 1921 resulting in the death of the decorated British Brigadier-General Hanway Robert Cumming.

Discovered among Bill’s papers were two copybooks of fascinating historical, dramatic and poetic material dealing with the ambush that lay incomplete at the time of Bill’s death. In this time of seismic Irish revolutionary centenaries the play deserves and demands to be finished to do justice not just to the playwright but to the men who fought and died that day at Clonbanin. continue reading the full article “The Clonbanin Ambush Play”

1916: Mrs Hanna Quinlan, Island House

Mrs Hanna Quinlan, Island House

On Thursday the 9th Inst, the remains of the late much esteemed and deservedly respected lady, Mrs Hannah Quinlan, wife of Mr William Quinlan, were removed from the family residence, Island House, Derinagree, for interment at Dromtariffe cemetery. She died on Tuesday fortified by the rights of Holy Church of which she was a most zealous and exemplary member all her life. The funeral was large and representative, testifying in a striking manner to the popilarity of the deceased and to the sympathy which goes forth to her family in their affliction.

The clergy present were – very Rev. Canon Casey, PP VF Millstreet; Very Rev P White PP Dromtariffe; Rev — Scanlon CC Millstreet; Rev P Keane CC Dromtariffe.
The chief mourners were: Mr Wm. Quinlan (husband), Michael and Patrick Quinlan (sons), Mrs Ellen O’Sullivan, Cork, and Mrs Jane (??) O’Mahony, Millstreet (daughters), continue reading the full article “1916: Mrs Hanna Quinlan, Island House”

Death Notice: Mary Allen, Dublin & Derinagree

Mary Allen (nèe Kelleher) late of Marley Grange, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 and formerly of Moher, Derinagree, Co. Cork died on 25th February, 2016, in the tender, loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Tallaght Hospital, beloved wife of the late Jack and loving sister of the late Nora, Eileen, Kathleen, John and Con; she will be sadly missed by her daughter Antoinette, son-in-law Philip, adored grandchildren Sarah, Laura, Helena and Daragh, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

There will be a gathering for family and friends, with prayers, on Monday evening, 29th February, from 6pm to 7pm, at Colliers Funeral Home, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray. Requiem Mass on Tuesday, 1st March, at 10am in the Church of the Divine Word, Marley Rise, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 followed by burial in Mount Venus Cemetery, Rockbrook, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. May she rest in peace.

Derrinagree N.S. and Tesco Community Funding Project

The following notice and picture arrived from Irene.  (S.R.):Derrinagree Tesco-600
Derrinagree National School has been selected by TESCO MALLOW as one of its community funding projects. For the next 8 weeks we will have a cylinder inside the door in Tesco Mallow. At the checkout shoppers take the blue tokens and drop them into their nominated cylinder.
A sum of money is divided between the 3 projects and at the end of the 8 weeks the group with the most votes gets the largest share.
Please spread the word to any friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues who shop in Tesco Mallow to please support us.
Thank you!”

Derinagree NS at Roddy Doyle’s FIGHTING WORDS Workshop

2015-09-25 Derinagree NS at Fighting Words Bookshop in Dublin for a creative writing workshop__rszSenior classes in Derinagree NS were invited to a creative writing workshop at Fighting Words in Dublin last Friday Sept 25th. They had a wonderful experience & returned home eager to put pen to paper!
Fighting Words was established by Roddy Doyle & Sean Love. Roddy wasn’t there on the day of our visit, but the organisers kindly agreed to ask him (nicely) to sign the books we hauled to Dublin!!
The rest of the glorioius day was spent walking the streets of our capital city, feeling proud of the Radley family’s majestic Spire, soaking up the history surrounding us as we passed the Half-Penny bridge, climbed the steps to the Papal Cross, admired The Aras & The American Ambassador’s residence & stopped for a continue reading the full article “Derinagree NS at Roddy Doyle’s FIGHTING WORDS Workshop”

Derrinagree Parents Association Expresses Sincere Thanks

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“A HUGE thank you to everyone for all your help & support on Saturday. It was a lovely, enjoyable morning and a tremendous success. Your support is greatly appreciated…. Derrinagree Parents Association ” writes Irene following  the 
clothes collection & coffee morning which was held on Saturday, 19th Sept. from 11.00 a.m. until 1.00 pm. and which  is a major fundraiser for Derrinagree N.S..  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Kitty Falvey, Gurrane

FALVEY (Gurrane, Dromagh, and Ballymacoda): On September 10, 2015 peacefully in the excellent care of the doctors, nurses and staff of Teach Altra Nursing Home, Newmarket, KITTY (née Pigott), predeceased by her loving husband John. Sadly missed by her nephews Michael and Pat, their wives Mairéad and Noreen, niece Cathy, grandnepehw Michael, grandnieces Maria, Jane and Emer, sister-in-law Eileen and the Reardon family, Ballymacoda, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.
Reposing on this Friday evening in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet from 5.30pm. Removal at 7pm to the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Saturday, at 11am and burial afterwards in Cullen Old Cemetery.

LTV2 Millstreet – Programme 257 now Online

LTV2 Millstreet Programme 257 is now Online, on our latest Programme we go to a Tea Dance and Show held recently out in Cullen, we take a look at over 60 years of History on the recently closed Derinagree Post Office, plus we have an Interview and Music from Country and Western Star Gerry Guthrie, we hope you enjoy the Programme.

 

Dr. Barry Cotter – First Doctor in Melbourne

Hello to the Millstreet community,

I wanted to let you know that I have finished researching and writing the biography of Dr Barry Cotter, first doctor in Melbourne, Australia, who was born in Millstreet in 1807. The biography is available here, www.moiramcalister.com.  I received news this week that The National Library of Australia is going to archive the website into its online collection, so I’m pretty excited about that. Thanks again to the Aubane Historical Society, especially Jack Lane and Alan Brick who were so generous in supplying information.

I look forward to any comments from members of the Millstreet community about the website. cheers, from Moira McAlister <email>

Death Notice: Fr.Peter Cronin, Clonbanin and Liverpool

CRONIN Very Rev Fr PETER (Clonbanin Cross and the Archdiocese of Liverpool): On May 2, 2015, in his 98th year, peacefully, in the exceptional care of the staff of Ince Blundell Hall Nursing Home, Liverpool, beloved brother of the late Pat, John, Mike, Jerh, Tim (Br Tadhg), Christy, Sr Declan, Sr Peter and his twin Andrew. Dearly missed by his loving family, his sister-in-law Breeda Cronin, adoring nephews and nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews, Archbishop McMahon of Liverpool, fellow clergy, former parishioners, neighbours and friends. Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on tomorrow, Tuesday, followed by removal to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11.30am, followed by burial in Dromtariffe New Cemetery.

Sincere Congratulations to Christina on a Very Happy Retirement

Pictured with members of her Family - Christina O'Connell has just retired from Derrinagree Post Office and her most welcoming Shop following most magnificent and dedicated service to the public since 1951!  Many presentations have taken place in recent days including the celebration of Mass and School Reception in Derrinagree on Friday, 8th May 2015.  LTV2 Millstreet recorded a special feature on the final day of totally dedicated service.   Sincere congratulations to Christina on a long, healthy and very happy retirement.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Pictured with members of her Family – Christina O’Connell has just retired from Derrinagree Post Office and her wonderfully welcoming Shop following most magnificent and dedicated service to the public since 1951! Many presentations have taken place in recent days including the celebration of Mass and School Reception in Derrinagree on Friday, 8th May 2015. LTV2 Millstreet recorded a special feature on the final day of totally dedicated service. Sincere congratulations to Christina on a long, healthy and very happy retirement. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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LTV2 Millstreet Programme 250 (Highlights over the last 10 Years of Broadcasting by LTV2 Millstreet)

LTV2 Millstreet Milestone 250th Programme is now online, in this Historic Programme we take a look at some Highlights from the past 10 Years of Broadcasting since we were formed as a Group, some of the items featured in this Programme includes an Interview with Maureen O`Hara, a look back at the Westlife Concert held in Green Glens back in 2006, we have some music from Knocknagree and Cullen, some Cork 20 action from 2005,we take a look at the FICC Rally held in Millstreet back in 2007 along with other memories as well.

The LTV2 Millstreet Crew would like to thank the support we have got over the past 10 years and are glad to have brought  Entertainment to many people in that time and hopefully we can continue this for many years to come, Happy Viewing.

Death Notice: Con Hartnett, Clonbanin

HARTNETT (Drominagh, Clonbanin): On February 19, 2015, peacefully, in the exceptional care of Matron and staff of Millstreet Community Hospital, CON, beloved brother of the late Dan, Peg, Noreen and Tadhg. Dearly missed by his sisters Kathleen Scanlon (Ballyclogh), Breeda Cronin (Clonbanin Cross), Mary Teresa (USA) and brother Seamus (USA), sister-in-law Pauline (Donoughmore and Banteer), his adoring nephews and nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Rest in peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet from 6pm to 8pm on this Saturday evening followed by removal to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass at 12.30pm on tomorrow, Sunday, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Donations if desired, to Millstreet Community Hospital.

Margaret O’KEEFFE, Keletra, Dromagh

O’KEEFFE (Keletra, Dromagh): On November 24, 2014, peacefully, in the presence of her loving family, in the excellent care of the nurses and staff of Mallow General Hospital, MARGARET (nee Murphy), beloved wife of the late Johnny, sister of the late Sheila and Carlin and mother-in-law of the recently deceased Abina Karen, loving mother of Mairéad, Helen, Michael and John. Sadly missed by her loving family, daughter-in-law Juliet, sons-in-law Tom O’Callaghan and Tom O’Hare, her adored and cherished 11 grandchildren, brothers-in-law Paddy O’Sullivan and Dan Carlin and Richie, nieces, nephews, relatives, close friends and great neighbours.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on this Wednesday evening from 5.30pm to 8pm, followed by removal to the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Death Notice: Con O’Connor, Derrinagree

The death has occurred of Corneilus (Con) O’CONNOR
Rathroe, Derrinagree, Cork. Beloved brother of Kevin, Nora, Sr. Bridget, Peggy and the late Dan Joe, John and Eilish. Sadly missed by his brother, sisters, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, relatives, good neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary Saturday at 8.00pm. Reposing on Sunday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to Derrinagree Church. Requiem Mass Monday at 12 noon and burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery Millstreet.