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.

Death Notice: Conor Buckley, Derrinagree

BUCKLEY (Derrinagree): On March 28, 2014, unexpectedly, CONOR, darling eldest son of Seamus and Maureen. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken parents, sister Cáit, brother Stephen, grandparents Noel and Kathleen Corkery, nephew of Fr. Pat Corkery CC, Killeagh, aunts, uncles, grandaunts, granduncles, cousins, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at his home on tomorrow, Sunday, from 4pm to 7pm. Reception into the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree, on Monday, for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Clonbanin Ambush

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The monument at the Clonbanin ambush site

On this day March 5th 1921, the IRA ambushed a British army convoy near Clonbanin, near Derinagree, killing Brigadier General H. R. Cumming, one of the highest ranked British officers to die in the Irish War of Independence. After two hours fighting, 13 (apparently) British were dead, and 15 wounded, while the republicans suffered no casualties.

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In early March, 1921 Sean Moylan, Commandant of the Newmarket Column, made the decision to ambush a British party of senior officers and their military guard returning from an inspection tour in Kerry. The position he selected was at Clonbanin, near Derinagree, which was about five miles from Kanturk, where there was a strong military post and five miles north of Millstreet, then garrisoned by a force of Black and Tans and RIC.

At 3 a.m. on the morning of the 3rd. March, Moylan’s column moved out for Clonbanin and was in position by 6 a.m. They were joined by a section of [read more …] “Clonbanin Ambush”

Wonderfully Impressive Knitting Project at Derrinagree N.S.

Derrinagree N.S. organised a superb exhibition of just some of the splendid creations brought to reality by its recent hugely impressive Knitting Project.  This is just one of many images  we shall be featuring on this marvellous Primary School activity where a number of very skilled and creative ladies from the locality have been visiting the school weekly to teach the excellent skill of knitting to the many children at different class levels.
Derrinagree N.S. organised a superb exhibition of just some of the splendid creations brought to reality by its recent hugely impressive Knitting Project. This is just one of many images we shall be featuring on this marvellous Primary School activity where a number of very skilled and creative ladies from the locality have been visiting the school weekly to teach the excellent skill of knitting to the many children at different class levels.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Death Notice: DB O’Riordan, Derrinagree

O’RIORDAN (The Island, Derrinagree): On January 28, 2014, peacefully, in the presence of his family, in the excellent care of Mallow General Hospital, DB, beloved husband of Josie (nee Linehan) and loving father of Anne and Mary. Deeply regretted by his wife, daughters, sons-in-law Peter O’Sullivan and Connie Byrne, brother Ben, his precious grandchildren Sinead, Maeve and Emma, nephew Eamon Tarrant, niece Eilish Twohig, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on this Wednesday evening from 6pm. Removal to the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree at 8pm. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Cullen Cemetery.

Death Notice: Mary Dinneen, Clonbanin West

The death has occurred of Mary Dinneen (née O’Leary),Clonbanin West, Cork. Late of Rathroe and Ovens. Peacefully. Reposing at her home today, Friday, followed by removal at 8.30pm to Derrinagree Church. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 12 noon followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu to St Mary’s Ward, Bon Secours Hospital, Cork.

Holiday Letting at Moher

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2013-05-25 Accomodation to let at Moher - 19586166

Situated in the grounds of the owners home, this charming one bedroom barn conversion is fully equipped for all your needs and sleeps 2.  Situated at Moher, Derrinagree, 6 miles outside Millstreet and 20 miles from Killarney with its breathtaking scenery and vibrant town and 35 miles from bustling Cork city with all its attractions. Towels and linen are provided and heating and electric are included in the price. Barn consists of an open plan kitchen/lounge, a small gallery area, one bedroom, and a shower room. Shorter stays also catered for.

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Wonderfully Successful Dromtariffe Seniors’ Party 2013

The superb Annual Dromtariffe Seniors' Party took place at Dromtariffe Community Centre on Sunday, 17th February 2013.  The two most senior special Guests were Tadhg Ó Muimhneacháin of Gurteen and Julia Dunne of Dysert who cut the magnificent cake made by Mary Buckley.   Lots more pictures later. (S.R.)
The superb Annual Dromtariffe Seniors’ Party took place at Dromtariffe Community Centre on Sunday, 17th February 2013. The two most senior special Guests were Tadhg Ó Muimhneacháin of Gurteen and Julia Dunne of Dysert who cut the magnificent cake made by Mary Buckley.   Lots more pictures later.  Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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In the Corkman – 12th July 2012

The Corkman Newspaper is out every Thursday in all the local newsagents, and contains much more than just the online version.

Musical Presentation Celebrates Derrinagree N.S. Green Flag Award 2012

Following a superb presentation in Derrinagree Church on Tuesday, 12th June 2012 by the wonderful Army Band 1 Southern Brigade the Green Flag was presented to Derrinagree N.S.. Pictured here are the many talented people involved in the very successful project. (S.R.)

Here we share the first of two selections of images recalling the very historic occasion in Derrinagree.   The Band performed within the Church where the [read more …] “Musical Presentation Celebrates Derrinagree N.S. Green Flag Award 2012”

Raising the Green Flag at Derrinagree N.S. on Tuesday

Raising the Green Flag at Derrinagree N.S. on Tuesday, 12th June 2012. A superb performance by the Army No. 1 Southern Brigade Band with Conductor, Captain Brian Prendergast at Derrinagree Church preceded the raising ceremony. A full pictorial feature will follow later. Sincere congratulations to all involved on achieving this great honour for the school. (S.R.)

Gobnait O’Connell

Appreciation: Gobnait O’Connell
If one is very lucky in life you will meet and have as a friend, and colleague,
someone like Gobnait OConnell. She was simply one of a kind and this is why the whole of the Irish Nurses Organisation remains in mourning at her loss.
Wherever she went or whatever she did Gobnait had the ability to touch everyone she met. Her infectious good humour together with her razor sharp Cork wit was only matched by her determination, integrity and absolute commitment to her work,her friends and her colleagues.
Since her passing, the INO Head Office has been inundated with calls from
members whom she knew through her work as a nurse representative and as a fulltime official. In parallel with this I have spoken with countless people from other trade unions, government departments and the world of politics who, without exception, speak of her good humour, honesty and effectiveness in finding a solution to whatever issue confronted her.
From her earliest days as an INO representative in the South Infirmary, Gobnait was wholly committed to protecting and enhancing the environment within which nurses work. Playing second fiddle to anyone or
anything was not acceptable to Gobnait but she always pursued her objectives in a manner which never made enemies or soured personal relationships. This was truly a remarkable gift.
Many of us can vividly recall seeing Gobnait at the microphone, at successive Annual Conferences, fearlessly stating that the Organisation must never stop seeking positive changes which would fully recognise the nursing/midwifery contribution to healthcare. It is ironic that in her last year she spent every working moment realising these changes with total
commitment.
The warmth and esteem in which she was personally and professionally held by everyone in this Organisation was perfectly demonstrated at our Annual Conference last May, when she received a standing ovation from all of the delegates. This followed my introduction of the Minister as the man who was accompanying Ms Gobnait OConnell on her tour of the Western counties. I think this really pleased her but it was only what she deserved.
There are so many stories and tales involving Gobnait that a humorous book could well be written so that many more people could learn of and appreciate the beautiful person we have lost. On a personal level I have so many memories but, perhaps, the most vivid now is meeting with her on Friday, September 8 in her office in the Department of Health (I did refer to it as the royal summons), and, during the conversation, she told me how she loved the job and was very busy but very happy.
In my mind there is no doubt that the last eight months as adviser to the Minister for Health, Michel Martin, had been the most satisfying period of her life. She loved the job, meeting the people and main players and moving the health and nursing agenda forward. In this role she was a bundle of energy, bundle of trouble and bundle of solutions all at once and our working world will never be the same again.
Gobnaits removal and funeral mass, which was attended by the Taoiseach, the Tanaiste, cabinet ministers, TDs, county councillors, fellow nurses and friends from all around Ireland, was graphic testimony to her full, dynamic, successful and rewarding life. On a humorous note, as recalled by her brother Michael at her funeral, one of Gobnaits career highlights, as viewed by herself, was escorting the Taoiseach to the podium at the last Fianna Fail Ard Fheis. As she said herself: If I never get another man down the aisle I am a happy woman. This sharp wit made it a pure joy to be in her company.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Gobnaits mother Christina, her sister Bernie, brothers Donal and Michael, and all her family as they struggle to cope with their terrible loss. As for the rest of us, all I know is that our world is the poorer and darker as we approach the bleak winter. Never again will my mobile phone ring and I hear the bright voice saying How are we doing and are we winning?
Mrs OConnell has lost her daughter, nursing has lost one of its best and we have lost our Gobnait. May she rest in peace.
Liam Doran
General Secretary Irish Nurses Organisation

Memorial Mass
The INO will hold a memorial mass for Gobnait on Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 7pm at the Avila Spirituality Centre, Morehampton Road, Dublin 4 (Next door to the Royal Hospital, Donnybrook). All colleagues welcome to
celebrate the life of our loved friend.

 

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Adviser was `a personal friend of Minister’
By EILISH O’REGAN

September 20 2000 12:11 AM

GOBNAIT O’ Connell who tragically died in yesterday’s horrific road smash was the personal adviser to Health Minister Micheal Martin, since he took over the office earlier this year.

Last night the Minister was said to be devested and deeply shocked by the untimely death of one of his closest political confidants.

“She was a personal friend of the Minister and his family as well as being a special advisor,” said a spokesperson for the Department of Health.

“Gobnait was a deeply committed public servant and everyone who knew and worked with her is numbed by her death,” he added.

The energetic and talented Cork-born former nurse had already made her mark in health politics which is rarely free of controversy.

Gobnait (35), from Cullen, Millstreet, left her nursing post in Cork to become an industrial relations officer with the Irish Nurses Organisation.

She loved the cut and thrust of being part of the the largest nurses’ union and achieved success in intervening and solving disputes.

Her love of politics and Fianna Fail saw her take her annual leave three years ago to canvass for Michael Moynihan, who was elected to Cork North West.

Gobnait’s campaign contribution was seen a key role in his election and she decided to take a career break to work in the Fianna Fail head office in Dublin. She became membership secretary and was in charge of womens’ organisation.

TIPPED

She was tipped as a future general secretary of the party and when the current Health Minister took over last January he asked her to become his adviser.

 

Ms O’Connell was involved in the negotiations on the issue of legal fees for the Irish Haemophilia Society which threatened to delay the Lindsay Tribunal.

Her strengths were a warm personality and having worked in the frontline of the health service she knew the pressures faced by those caring for patients.

Yesterday she was at the Minister’s side when he addressed unions in Tullamore and a key adviser on his speech.

Liam Doran of the Irish Nurses Organisation said last night: “The whole of the INO is in mourning at the tragic loss of Gobnait. She was our Gobnait.”

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Taoiseach mourns at adviser Gobnait’s funeral
September 23 2000 12:11 AM

TAOISEACH Bertie Ahern was among the many hundreds of mourners at the funeral of Government adviser Gobnait O’Connell (38).

Mr Ahern joined with Tanaiste Mary Harney and Government Ministers Micheal Martin and Noel Dempsey to pay their last respects.

Hundreds of mourners sympathised with Ms O’Connell’s mother, Christina, sister Bernadette and brothers, Michael and Donal.

Ms O’Connell from Derrinagree in North Cork was killed in a road accident near Kinnegad in Co Westmeath on Wednesday.

Yesterday mourners heard local Derrinagree priest Father Sean Hannafin urge people to remember the good she had done.

“Her tragic death should not be allowed to wipe out the wonderful memories of Gobnait’s life,” said Fr Hannafin.

Ms O’Connell was buried at St Mary’s cemetery, Millstreet, following the funeral Mass at Derrinagree parish church.

 

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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/two-die-38-injured-in-major-crash-on-dublin-galway-road-1.1123312

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Each year, the Gobnait O’Connell Award for best Fianna Fáil Ógra unit

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