Does anyone know of Crippleford?

Bob Kenney has been researching his family tree and is stuck at his great great great grandmother. She was Ellen Healy of Crippleford, and her marriage to Timothy Buckley on June 1, 1833 is listed in the Dromtarriffe Parish Register.

He had been trying to locate Crippleford, but after some time failed, so he asked us, but we’ve never heard of it, and no-one we asked has heard of it either. So we’re wondering if anyone of our readers has heard of it, or could ask someone that might know. Bob would be delighted if someone could help him out. If so please leave a comment below, or contact us directly [contact details are on our Contact Page].

A few thoughts:

1.. There are a couple of references to Crippleford online, all referring to “Thomas Wallace born Jan.6, 1806 in Rethcool, Duhallow, Cripleford on the Blackwater in County Cork,Ireland”. [1] [2]. There are also more references to Crippleford in the parish register, so it’s safe to say that the name did/does exist in the Dromtarriffe Parish area.

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Death Notice: Kitty Cooney, Rathcoole

The death has occurred of Kitty (Catherine) COONEY (née Madden), Moynihans Terrace, Rathcoole, Cork / Moydow, Longford. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family and in the excellent compassionate care of the staff at Marymount Hospice. Dovoted mother of Catherine, Helena, Caroline, Mike, and Sinead, wife of Noel. Proud grandmother, loving sister to Carmel, Cella, Jimmy, John, Norah and Cyril. Sadly missed by her mother-in-law Kate, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends and neighbours.
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Sunday from 6pm followed by Removal at 8pm to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Flowers, or if desired donations, to Marymount Hospice.

Private Cornelius Rahilly 10714

rahilly-photoOn seeing Seán’s article yesterday on the anniversary of the death of Roger Casement, Carmel reminded us of her grandfather local man Con O’Rahily who was one of the men in Casement’s Brigade.

Born on February 14th 1895 at the home of Mary Kelleher and Cornelius Rahilly, at Dooneen. He joined the Royal Irish Regiment in May 1913, and arrived in France on August 13th that same year.He was soon captured in the retreat from Mons. His battalion had retreated under the weight of the advancing Germans. After two days of retreating with little food nor water, pounded continually by German artillery, the next night their officer got them lost in the dark, and they woke the next morning looking down the wrong end of a German machine gun. He describes how the 15 of them captured were deliberately machine gunned by the Germans, and only 9 survived, including the officer. The Germans suspected them of using dumdum bullets and it took a great deal of negotiation by the officer to get their lives spared. As a prisoner of war, he was moved from camp to camp, until one day a German officer was recruiting for an Irish Brigade. Within this brigade Roger Casement made a recruiting speech in February 1915. Casement sought to send a well-equipped and well-organized Irish unit to Ireland, to fight against Britain, in the aim of achieving independence for Ireland. Such an action was to be concurrent with the ongoing war between Britain and Germany, thereby providing indirect aid to the German cause, without the ex-POWs fighting in the Imperial Germany Army itself. In spite of his eloquence only the 56 joined, but Con was one of those. They were trained by continue reading the full article “Private Cornelius Rahilly 10714”

Coffee Day – Thank You

6Mercy Hospital Fundraising Day at Rathcoole 2016 -600A huge thank you to all who supported my Coffee Day on Monday 2nd May in aid of the Mercy Hospital Cancer Appeal in remembrance of my late husband John.  A total of €5,389 was raised for this worthy cause.  Thank you to one and all.

A big Thank You to Seanie for covering the event with lovely photographs on millstreet.ie.

Mary Buckley, Rathcoole. continue reading the full article “Coffee Day – Thank You”

Death Notice: Maureen Dorgan, Rathcoole

The death has occurred of Maureen DORGAN (née Murphy), Rathcoole & Fermoy.

Formerly of Templenoe Fermoy

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home Millstreet Sunday from 7.00pm Rosary at 8.00pm. Reception to Ballyhooly Church on Monday at 7.00pm prayers at 8.00pm. Requiem Mass Tuesday at 2.00pm and burial afterwards at Kilcrumper New Cemetery Fermoy.

Death Notice: Mary Fitzpatrick, formerly of Rathcoole

FITZPATRICK (St Vincent’s Centre, Cork and formerly of Rathcoole, Mallow): MARY. On February 29, 2016, peacefully, at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, sister of the late John, David, Tim, Nellie and Kitty. Deeply regretted by her nephews, and nieces, their families, her friends and carers at St Vincent’s Centre. Rest in Peace.
Reposing in St John’s Church, Dromagh on this Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, followed by Prayers. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on tomorrow, Wednesday, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

John Lonergan at St.Brendan’s NS, Rathcoole

2016-02-03 John Lonergan at St.Brendan's NS Rathcoole 1402An inspirational and surprisingly entertaining (sic!) night was had by about 60 parents who arrived on Thursday last at St Brendan’s National School, Rathcoole to listen to a talk by John Lonergan and Caroline Crotty.

John, who was governor of Mountjoy Prison for 24 years, and Caroline, a psychology counselor for teens and adults, gave a refreshing and honest talk titled “Parenting – the challenges and the rewards.”

Both parents themselves, they gave sound advice on many challenges today’s parents face: social media related risks, drugs, peer pressure.

They also focused on simple and wonderful joys parenthood brings. After all you only need two measures to check your children against: health and happiness.

The views they shared were simple and yet so witty and true. They held their audience captivated for the whole time. Serious nods from the parents mixed with outbursts of laughter at real life anecdotes.

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Death Notice: Tadgh Cronin, late of Prohus

Cronin (Ballincollig and late of Prohus, Rathcoole, Co. Cork) On February 1st 2016, peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Mercy University Hospital Tadgh. Sadly missed by his wife Sheila, sons Conor, Michael, Tim, Trevor, Noel, Kenneth, and Colm, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brother John Joe, sister Noreen, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in peace.

Lying in repose at Crowley’s Funeral Home, Ballincollig. Rosary on Wednesday (3rd) evening at 8.30pm. Reposing Thursday (4th) from 6.30pm to 8pm followed by removal to the Church of St Mary and St John, Ballincollig. Requiem Mass at 1.30pm Friday (5th). Funeral afterwards to St Oliver’s Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Cuan Mhuire.

Death Notice: Ted Collins, Rathcoole

2013-02 Teddy Collins, RathcooleCOLLINS (Rathcoole): On January 27, 2016, peacefully, in his 90th year, at his home, in Knockcahill, TED (Collins Transport), beloved husband of Kitty (nee O’Flynn) and dear father of Dáithi, Marie (Buckley), Carmel (Cronin), Maighreád (O’Leary), Patsy (Gallon), Mike, Tadgh, Anne (Morley) and the late infants Colette and Deirdre and brother of Vincent and Kathleen (Crowley). Deeply regretted by his loving wife, family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law Patrick, Denis, Connie, Tim and Derry, daughters-in-law Joan, Kathleen and Esther, sister-in-law Nora, brother-in-law Tadgh, nieces, nephews and a very large circle of friends.
Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer. Rosary on this Thursday evening at 8pm. Reposing on tomorrow, Friday evening, from 6pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. May he rest in peace.

SupercalifragilistiCHRISTMAS!

MARY POPPINS

Venue: St. Brendan’s N.S. Rathcoole

Time: Thursday 17th Dec 12pm Matinee and 7pm

Cost: €5 (in aid of school funds)

All Welcome!

We hope to see you there.

Here are a few teaser photos of all the practice being done this week at St. Brendan’sng done this week at St. Brendan’s:

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Celebrating Sr. Mary Lucey’s Golden Jubilee as a Presentation Sister

A wonderful celebration marking the Golden Jubilee of Sr. Mary Lucey as a Presentation Sister took place at Springfort Hall Hotel near Mallow on Sunday afternoon, 16th August 2015.   Among the attendance at the special Mass celebrated by Fr. Donal Lucey were members of Sr. Mary's own Family and Relatives as well as many of her Secondary School Class Friends.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
A wonderful celebration marking the Golden Jubilee of Sr. Mary Lucey (of Rathcoole & Millstreet) as a Presentation Sister took place at Springfort Hall Hotel near Mallow on Sunday afternoon, 16th August 2015. Among the attendance at the special Mass celebrated by Fr. Donal Lucey followed by a splendid meal were members of Sr. Mary’s own Family and Relatives as well as many of her Secondary School Class Friends. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

7Sr. Mary Lucey's 50th Anniversary of her Profession as a Nun -8001Sr. Mary Lucey's 50th Anniversary of her Profession as a Nun -80013Sr. Mary Lucey's 50th Anniversary of her Profession as a Nun -8004Sr. Mary Lucey's 50th Anniversary of her Profession as a Nun -8003Sr. Mary Lucey's 50th Anniversary of her Profession as a Nun -800 - Copy11Sr. Mary Lucey's 50th Anniversary of her Profession as a Nun -800We extend heartfelt and sincere congratulations to Sr. Mary on the very special occasion of her Golden Jubilee and on the superbly inspiring dedication she has so willingly brought to her 50 years of magnificent work both in Ireland and in her missionary role abroad.   Let us share further images of the most enjoyable Sunday continue reading the full article “Celebrating Sr. Mary Lucey’s Golden Jubilee as a Presentation Sister”

Open House at Rathcoole

2015-04-03 Rathcoole - final houseJust one house remains to be sold at Radharc na Coille in Rathcoole. It’s a four bedroom semi-detached (the middle house of the 5 houses in the picture above). The house needs some internal completion work.
The owner Bernard Hennessy will open the house for viewing from 2 to 6 pm on both Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. His asking price is €74,500, and Bernard can be contacted at (086)8287597.

Gerard O Hanlon on Teen Stars 2015 Final on 3rd May

Congratulations to Gerard O' Hanlon from Laught, Rathcoole on reaching the All Ireland Final of Teenstars Singing Contest. Gerard powered through a Sam Smith number " Lay Me Down" and so far has impressed all the judges with his unique vocals. Gerard needs your support on Sunday the 3rd of May in the Westgrove Hotel Clane County Kildare. Tickets are available from Gerard at €15 per ticket. So all lets get all the Millstreet crew behind Gerard in his quest to be Teenstars All Ireland champion 2015 !
Sincere Congratulations to Gerard O’ Hanlon from Laught, Rathcoole on reaching the All Ireland Final of Teenstars Singing Contest. Gerard powered through a Sam Smith number ” Lay Me Down” and so far has impressed all the judges with his unique vocals. Gerard needs your support on Sunday 3rd  May in the Westgrove Hotel Clane, Co. Kildare. Tickets are available from Gerard at €15 per ticket.  So  let’s get all the Millstreet crew behind Gerard in his quest to be Teenstars All Ireland Champion 2015 ! Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Teenstars 2015

Presentation NS at the Duhallow School Blitz

The Presentation NS 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Class teams participated in the Duhallow School Football Blitz on March 11th in Rathcoole. The opposing teams included Boherbue, Newmarket, Banteer and Knocknagree. All girls had a fantastic performance despite the mucky and wet conditions (there was an inch of rain last night). Well done girls!
Photos thanks Michelle

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Love and Care for People

2015-02-15 Love and Care for People WorldwideAt Love and Care for People (LCP, in Irish “Gra Agus Curam do Dhaoine”), we work to bring hope, information, education, emotional and social support, fun, among other services to children, young people and women from different cultures and nationalities who are survivors, affected or at risk of abuse (sexual, physical, physiological and emotional), poverty and other social exclusion; supporting them to achieve their full potential through its projects and programs.

We are based in Rathcoole, Millstreet Co.Cork We work more with migrants in Drishane Castle in Millstreet Duhallow. For further queries please don’t hesitate call 089-9540247.

LCP are currently running a Migrant Youth Leadership and Empowerment Program (Fridays from Feb 6th to Feb 28th) continue reading the full article “Love and Care for People”

Death Notice: Richie Goggin, Rathcoole

GOGGIN (Rathcoole): On January 21, 2015, peacefully, RICHIE. Deeply regretted by his son Donal, daughters Elmarie and Catherine and their mother Dolores, sisters Margaret (Browne), Sheila (Nolan), grandchildren, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters- in-law, nieces, nephew, relatives, friends and especially the Murphy family.
Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer on this Friday evening from 6.30pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Saturday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. May he rest in peace.

Westie Missing from Moll Carthy’s Bridge

2015-01-05 West Highland terrier - Missing from Kilcorney - Rathcoole area_

Reunited 🙂 (6th Jan)

West Highland Terrier, eight years old, microchiped, has a green collar on, and is very friendly.

Missing since Sunday 4th January in Rathcoole/ Kilcorney
(Moll Carthy’s Bridge area)

A well loved family pet, greatly missed.

Any information please contact 087-7737440

Death Notice: Dan Joe Creedon, Rathcoole

Dan Joe Creedon, KnockcahillCREEDON (Knockcahill, Rathcoole): On October 21, 2014, peacefully, at home, in the presence of his loving family, DAN JOE, brother of the late Hannah and Mary. Sadly missed by his loving wife Mary (nee Kelly), daughters Eileen O’Riordan and Mary Teresa Fehin, sons-in-law Humphrey and Vincent, grandchildren John Joe and his wife Sarah, Annmarie, Clare and Mary Kate, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on this Wednesday evening from 6pm with removal at 8pm to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

‘Open houses’ at Radharc Na Coille, Rathcoole


Bernard Hennessy, who purchased the last 11 houses in Radharc Na Coille, Rathcoole will hold an ‘OPEN HOUSE’ Weekend on Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28th from 12 noon to 6pm on both days.

Bernard will be present himself to sell the final 4 houses having successfully sold the other 7. He promises to be amenable to doing good deals over the ‘OPEN HOUSE’ weekend. The remaining houses for sale are two semi-detached and continue reading the full article “‘Open houses’ at Radharc Na Coille, Rathcoole”

Death Notice: Breda McKerring, Bolomore

McKERRING (Bolomore, Rathcoole): On August 7, 2014, unexpectedly, at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, BREDA (nee Tattan) Grange West, Fermoy, beloved wife of Jim and loving mother of Michelle and Mark. Deeply regretted by her loving husband, son, daughter, brothers Billy and Patrick, sisters Noreen and Mary, nephews Alan and Mossie and niece Kelly, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on this Saturday evening at 8pm. Reposing on Sunday from 5.30pm to 8pm followed by removal to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Dromtariffe Parish Hall News

2014-07-04 Dromtarriffe Parish Walk

The people of Dromtariffe were out in force again for the second parish walk on Thursday 3rd turned up on the night. The walk went from Dromtariffe Gaa grounds and traveled up by Rathcoole grotto onto Knockcahaill, Prohus and down by the airport. Our third walk on Thursday evening the 10th July at 7.30 is from the Ball Alley, Lyrevouscane to the Boeing, Dromsicane Castle. The walk will be signposted from the Derrinagree turn off (lower Keale Cross) and from Derrinagree. Refreshments will be served after in the hall. We would ask people to please bring water with them. of July. A large group of over 80 people of all ages

* A family Funathon will run in Dromtariffe Parish hall on the 17th August. There will be loads of happening on the day and lots more information in the weeks ahead.

* Dromtariffe Parish hall requires coaches and tutor for activates in the hall for September. Please contact <email>

Lots more information available on all Dromtariffe Parish Hall activates on our facebook page:  facebook.com/dromtariffeparish.hall

On this day 1921: The Rathcoole Ambush

2014-06-16 Monument at the site of the Rathcoole ambushOne of the largest ambushes of the War of Independence took place at Rathcoole, North Cork, situated between Millstreet and Banteer, on 16th. June 1921.

The railway line between Banteer and Millstreet had been cut in several places so the Auxiliary forces based at Millstreet had to travel to Banteer by road for their supplies a couple of times every week. Therefore, a combined force of 130 men were mobilised to attack the Auxiliaries as they returned from Banteer. The volunteers were from the Millstreet, Kanturk, Newmarket, Charleville and Mallow battalion columns in the second division area and were under the command of Paddy O’Brien from Liscarroll.

On the night before the ambush the I.R.A. volunteers slept at Rathcoole Wood, which overlooked the planned ambush position. Shortly after sunrise the following morning, Captain Dan Vaughan laid six landmines on the continue reading the full article “On this day 1921: The Rathcoole Ambush”