Religious Broadcasts on Cork Music Station This Coming Week

Broadcast Schedule of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet
Sunday 29th March: 12.30p.m.
Tuesday 31st March: 11.00a.m.
Wednesday 1st April: 11.00a.m.
Thursday 2nd April: 11.00a.m.
Friday 3rd April: 11.00a.m.

To access the broadcasts just tap on Cork Music Station

Our Cork Music Station broadcasts are transmitted one hour after the Celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..   To make contact with our Radio Station feel welcome to email corkmusicstation @gmail.com.  (S.R.)

St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Prayer of Protection Against Coronavirus COVID-19

We thank Pat Breen for the following wonderfully meaningful

Prayer of Protection Against Coronavirus COVID-19

               Lord Jesus Christ, You travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness.  At your command, the sick were made well.  Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the Coronavirus, that we may experience Your healing love.

  Heal those who are sick with the virus.  May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.  

  Heal us from our fear which prevents nations working together and neighbours from helping one another.   

Appearing briefly to the west of Millstreet on Wednesday evening (19th Sept. 2018) we captured this truly magical sunset over Killarney Road as Ireland is relieved that Storm Ali is now passed on. Note the exquisite rays and the silver lining of the clouds to the left. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Day Centre Update

Following a directive from the HSE yesterday confirming that all Day Centres should remain open Millstreet Day Centre will open as normal on Monday 16th March. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of all of our clients & have cancelled all volunteers & private groups attending or renting the Centre for the moment.

We are closed as normal on Tuesday 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day as it is a bank holiday.

Our Meals on Wheels Service will remain active & in the event of the Day Centre having to close we will ensure to do everything possible to keep the Meals on Wheels service going.

If you do not wish to attend the Centre during this time please ensure to ring the Centre on (029) 70926 to cancel your place for the coming weeks.

If you or anyone you know needs the Meals on Wheels Service please contact the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or <email>

Thank you & stay safe.

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for the advance information on this Sunday (8th March 2020) evening’s programme on C103 at 7.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes the two part programme which pays tribute to Terry McCarthy, the former Dixies lead singer who died suddenly last year.

Family, friends and fellow singers will  again remember tales of a man who was comfortable singing any type of song, be it pop, ballads or opera. 

Joe Mac remembers the initiation ceremony they prepared for the newest member of the Dixies in Abu Dhabi.

Eddie Fuller tells us why Terry was an ideal candidate to join Brian Callanan and the late Hugh Moynihan when his plans for the ‘Cork Tenors’ were gaining momentum.

And although he was a ‘divil’ for losing his lyrics, singer Lorraine Manley says that Terry always found them at the right moment and was a pleasure to work with.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Language and Culture Night 2020 (amended date)

This year’s Language and Culture Night will now take place in Millstreet Community School library/canteen on Thursday 23rd April beginning at 7pm.  This important annual event will once again recognise and celebrate the different nationalities and cultures that are represented within our community.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Admission is free.  More details to follow.

Thanks for supporting the fundraising efforts of Millstreet students going to Lourdes as helpers

A big thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising efforts of Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane (5th year students at Millstreet Community School) over the last three months.  They will will travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers at Easter.  The travel and accommodation cost for student helpers on the pilgrimage is €675/person.  These costs have now been covered and an extra €1017.50 has been raised on top of this which go towards the fundraising efforts of Group 126, which is the Irish Pilgrimage Trust group the girls will be travelling with.

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm on Sunday

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme on C103 on 16th Feb. 2020.  (S.R.)

In 1921, and a few weeks before the truce, a young Jack Breen refused to leave the bedside of his dying mother and evacuate their hotel, as the IRA came to blow up the adjacent Brandy Hall Bridge on the outskirts of Castletownbere.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene returns to the area where he was born, reared and reluctantly educated.

Close by and accompanied by an old school friend, they view the reluctant path once taken by many to Brandy Hall National School and the ruins of a handball alley which doubled as a ‘sporting centre of excellence’ for the local youth.

In the first of a two part programme, we base ourselves in what was once Jack Breen’s Hotel, now the Millbrook Bar, run by his daughter Mary.

We meet Mary’s daughter, Dr. Fiona Kelly who was voted the best rural GP in the country last year.

We hear about local born journalist and MP Tim Harrington who was responsible for bringing an end to Gladstone’s Government in the UK

And……….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm on Sunday”

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank  Ursula Pomeroy of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn for her  very generous  donation to the Playground Project.  We are hugely appreciative to Ursula and all our local businesses, clubs, schools, Creches and individual Sráiders at home and away who have been so generous to date.   Please continue to support our local entities  as they give back to our community.  We are still accepting donations and we would be delighted to receive any and all  amounts.    [read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”

William Byrne, Constable / Sergeant R.I.C (Millstreet 1914-1922)

A native of Carlow, William Byrne was an RIC constable who was stationed in Kilmurray until he married Mary Riordan from Crookstown.  He was moved away from Kilmurray after marrying (normal protocol), and transferred to Millstreet after marrying  in 1914,  and remained here until the breakup of the RIC in 1922, being promoted to sergeant in 1920.

[read more …] “William Byrne, Constable / Sergeant R.I.C (Millstreet 1914-1922)”

Playground Donation Thank You 

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Kevin Hickey of  Kevin Hickey Auto Repairs  for his very generous donation to the Playground Project.  Great to have another local business continue to support our Town Park into the New Year.  If you are in business locally and want to help us reach our goal of launching the brand new Playground in time for Summer 2020 we would be delighted to receive any financial contribution.. every little helps.

TO DONATE: you may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

[read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You “

Millstreet Community Council

Millstreet Community Council Ltd would like to thank most sincerely everyone who generously donated to their recent Church Gate Collection. This money is vital to help us continue to contribute to local activities such as school projects, events and maintenance of our premises.

A special word of thanks to Sergeant Paul Lynch & the Gardai, the businesses, organisations, groups and individuals who made all the events this year possible which included the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Party in the Park, the parade for the European Mounted Games Championships & Culture Night. Thanks, is also due to the businesses & outlets who are facilitating us with the distribution of the Text Alert Forms & the Calendars for 2020. We would also like to thank the local community for continuing to support the use of the Astro Turf Pitch, the Gym & the Creche. The key to the success of our events & facilities is down to Eily Buckley, John Tarrant, Seán Radley & the millstreet.ie team, and Sharon Lane for their advertising. Finally, thanks to Billy Sheehan of the Wallis Arms Hotel for accommodating us for our meetings throughout the year.

The Community Council Ltd Committee would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2020!

“Where the Road Takes Me” 7pm C103 This Sunday

We thank Presenter John Greene for information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on ‘Where the road takes me’, we feature the last journey into the archives covering a period of thirty years.

From May of 1997 during a two day visit to Cape Clear Island, John Greene spoke to retired seaman Connie O’Donoghue and retired pilot Duncan MacLachlainn.  Connie had witnessed a number of his colleagues and fellow islanders perish, when a German submarine attacked his convoy off Tory island during WW11.

Duncan who was from East Cork, speaks mainly about his role as Secretery of the island branch of the IFA, and his hopes for the future of islanders and island farmers.

And during a visit to Tralee in 2013 we meet two former showband stars – Paddy Day who was a member of the Jim Cantwell Showband, and Tommy O’Connor from DJ Curtin and the Kerry Blues. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” 7pm C103 This Sunday”

Lourdes Bake Sale – 14th/15th December – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who supported the bake sale that took place on Saturday 14th December after 6.30pm Mass (and Sunday 15th Dec. after 11.30am Mass) in Millstreet Parish Centre.  The purpose of it was to help cover the travel and accommodation costs of Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley (5th year students at Millstreet Community School) who will be going to Lourdes at Easter 2020 as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  €969 was raised, which is an amazing total.

Cullen N.S. Christmas Hamper Draw 2019

There is one of these superb Christmas Hampers in each of the following locations where Lines may be bought in support of Cullen N.S. Parents’ Association:

Martin’s Pub in Cullen

Curtin’s Pub in Clonbanin

Cullen Creamery

McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet

The Bush Bar, Millstreet

At least five of these magnificent Christmas Hampers will be won on 20th Dec. 2019 in aid of Cullen N.S. Parents’ Association.   Every success.  Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Duhallow Business Awards 2019

Congratulations to the Noel C. Duggans (Best Family Run Business, and Best Business 2019),  Canon O’Donvan Day Centre (Best Social Enterprise),  and Nicole Ryan (Best Start-up Business), all of whom  who came away with awards from last night’s IRD Duhallow Business Awards. A mention also to the wonderful Capabu Foods, who were finalists in the Best Female Entrepreneur section.

[read more …] “Duhallow Business Awards 2019”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight on Cork Music Station from 9:30 to 11:00

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 6th August 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

1.   The magnificent response of €2,275.98 to this past weekend’s Church Gate Collection in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website. 

  1. 2.   The wonderful Wedding of Áine O’Callaghan and Gerard Nagle.3.   Millstreet Community School Debs 2019.4.  Superb Concert for Marie in Knocknagree Church.5.   TR Dallas at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.6.   Circus coming to town!Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight on Cork Music Station from 9:30 to 11:00″

Henry Aubery Beaumont Wallis (1861-1926)

TODO: Straighten this out

Aubrey Wallis was the last of the Wallis Family to own Drishane Castle and estate. …….

Henry Aubery Beaumont Wright (1919)
Henry Aubery Beaumont Wallis-Wright (1919)

HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT WALLIS, late of Drishane Castle, Co. Cork, J.P. and later of Roskrow-Penryn, Cornwall. [details]

Born on 4 July, 1861 to Major John Richard Smyth Wallis (1828-1868) and Octavia Willoughby (unknown-1901) . Third in a family of four children (siblings details below) [ref].

His father died in 1868, and Henry is the heir to the estate.

1868 Referred to as Aubrey Willoughby Wallis in a newspaper – this may have been a mistake on the part of the reporter though [TODO: clarify]

1871 Census: Living in St George Hanover Square, Belgrave, London, with his mother, and sister Eva Violet.

He was commonly known as Aubrey Wallis [ref], though the people of Millstreet knew him as “the Minor”.

Married firstly: 1 March, 1883, in Kidderpore, Bengal, India,  to Elizabeth Caroline, eldest dau. of Hon. Albert Yelverton Bingham, 5th son of the 3rd Lord Clanmorris (see BURKES Peerage), and by her has issue. From him she obtained a divorce by Act of Parliament 1906. [Read our article on that divorce]

1885: Birth of a son: HENRY DIGBY, late Lieut. Scots Guards (Guards Club), b. 3 June, 1885. [ref: article on Digby]

1886 – January – He had been living at ‘The Grange’ in Auckland, NZ, but sold all his possessions and moved back to England [ref]

1896 August 14th – Mr Henry Aubrey Wallis, of Drishane Castle, Millstreet, has returned to his paternal home after many years of travel. This will be welcome news to all who knew him. Mr Wallis was the largest employer of labour in the Millstreet district. [Cork Constitution]

He is credited with opening the new houses at Minor Row [ref], which were named after him.

1888: Daughter: Audrey Beatrice Jean, b. 23 Jan. 1888 ; m. 5 Jan. 1909, Francis Ivan Oscar Brickmann, 119th Infantry, Indian Army; divorced in 1921; married Capt. Robert Law, M.C., of Rosnaree, Slane, Co. Meath on June 4th 1921; died 28 Oct 1961. (see below for further details)

1901 – Aubrey appears in the 1901 Census of England, as head of the house at 128 Piccadilly, a Gentelman’s club at the time called the Piccadilly Club.

1906 – Divorced (Read our detailed article)

1907, 11th February: Married 2ndly, to Julia Mary Catharine Curteis, widow of Edward Witherden Curteis, Capt. 24 Regiment, and only dau. and heir of Mrs. Wright (see WRIGHT of Moltram Hall, Cheshire).

1911 – Appears in the Census of England, as head of the house with his wife Julia Mary Catherine, a visitor, and seven servants (a butler, a footman, a pantry boy, a housekeeper, two housemaids, and a kitchen maid). Address: Roskrow, Penryn, Cornwall. His occupation is stated as “Justice of the Peace for County Cork”

1913: Became Master‘ of the Woodland Pytchley Hounds

1914: Death of his son Digby in Belgium in WWI

1916: On the death of his mother-in-law Julia Catherine Wright (88), he changed his surname from Wallis to Wallis-Wright, to protect the Wright surname.

1920: Gave up the Mastership of the Woodland Pytchley Hounds, and sold his pack of Kerry Beagles which had been in the family for generations.

1922: His wife Julia died on 18 Sep 1922, aged 64.

In 3rd January 1923, he changed his name from Wallis-Wright to just Wallis [ref], after he had originally changed it in 1916 [ref]

Passed away on 20 Apr 1926 in the Piccadilly Hotel, London

note: Have yet to figure out where he got the “Major” part of his name

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Aubrey’s Family Tree

OHN RICHARD SMYTH WALLIS, (5 June 1828 – 27 Oct 1868) of Drishane Castle, J.P., High Sheriff, 1857, Capt. 4th Dragoon Guards;

Married 1st Sept. 1853, Octavia Willoughby, and by her (who m. 2ndly, 4 April, 1872, Sir G. H. Beaumont, gth bart., of Cole Orton Hall, Co. Leicester, and d. 19 June, 1901) had:

  • Digby Henry Willoughby, (2 June 1854 – 18 July 1858) buried 31st Jul 1858 in Drishane Parish Cemery.
  • Eva Octavia Augusta Willoughby, (b. 5 Jun 1859 in Drishane – 28 March 1860)
  • HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT, (1861-1926) now of Drishane Castle (see below).
  • Eva Violet Amelia Gwen Willoughby, (24 Dec 1868 – 16 Jan 1929)
    Married 29 June 1888 in Brentford, Maj. Edgar St. John Christophers, D.S.O. (1861-1924). Divorced 21st March 1906, and had issue.

    1. Violet Dorothy Agnes Christophers, Lady (Dorothy) (1889–1970), married George Malcolm Hilbery Sir (1883–1965)
    2. Digby Richard Nugent Christophers (1890–),  married Kathleen Griggs (1895–)

HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT WALLIS,  of Drishane Castle, Co. Cork, J.P., and later of Roskrow, Penryn, Cornwall, (4 July, 1861 – 20 Apr 1926);

Married first, 1 March 1883, Elizabeth Caroline, eldest dau. of Hon. Albert Yelverton Bingham, 5th son of the 3rd Lord Clanmorris. From him she obtained a divorce by Act of Parliament 1906. [TODO add link to profile]. They had issue:

  • HENRY DIGBY, late Lieut. Scots Guards (Guards Club), b. 3 June, 1885. d. October 1914 in St. Julien, France in WWI. [TODO: link to his article when published]
  • Audrey Beatrice Jean, 23 Jan. 1888 – 28 Oct 1961;
    Married 5 Jan. 1909, Francis Ivan Oscar Brickmann, 119th Infantry, Indian Army; divorced in 1921; no issue.
    Married Capt. Robert Law, M.C., of Rosnaree, Slane, Co. Meath on June 4th 1921.

 

[See the full Wallis Family Tree (1595- present)]

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from “Baily’s Magazine of Sports and Passtimes 1919”:

There are very few men in the Kingdom today who could boast of a more brilliant or a more successful career in sport than Major Aubrey Wallis-Wright, Farming Woods Hall, Brigstock, Northsmpyonshire, and Master of the Woodland Pytchley Hounds. Born on July 4th, 1861, at Drishane Castle, Co.Cork, Major Wallis-Wright was the son of Mr.John Richard Smyth Wallis, High Sheriff of Co.Cork in 1857. In 1883 Major Wallis-Wright married Elizabeth Caroline, eldest daughter of the Hon. Yelverton Bingham, fifth son of Lord Clanmorris, by whom he had one son and a daughter. The former Lieutenant Henry Digby Wallis, Coldstream Guards, was killed at Ypres during October, 1914, The death of this gallant son proved a heavy blow to the Master of the Woodland and Pytchley. An extraordinary affection and spirit of camaraderie existed between father and son, and it was the dream of the former’s life that his heir and the “last of the line” should take over the family pack of Kerry Beagles on his retirement from office.
In 1907 Major Wallis-Wright married Julia Mary Catherine, window of the late Captain EW Curteis, who on the death of her mother Mrs Julia Catherine Wright, succeeded to the Mottram estates, Cheshire. In September 1916, the surname of … (there’s 2 more page on Aubrey in the article, but are not currently availbale)

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Julia Mary Catherine Wallis-Wright
Age: 64
Birth Date: 1858
Burial Date: 18 Sep 1922
Burial Place: St Peter, Stockport, Cheshire, England

TODO: find out more about her

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ELIZABETH CAROLINE BINGHAM was the daughter of Hon. Albert Yelverton Bingham and Caroline Begbie.

She married, firstly, Henry Aubrey Beaumont Wallis on 1 March 1883.

She and Henry Aubrey Beaumont Wallis were divorced in 1906 by Act of Parliament.

She married, secondly, William John Wallace, son of Captain Henry Ritchie Wallace, on 27 July 1906. He died on 1st April 1908.

She married, thirdly, Major Alan Rowley Sale-Hill, son of General Sir Rowley Sale-Hill and Caroline Sophia Sale, on 8 August 1914.

She died on 1 July 1924. [details]

 

 

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Aubrey’s Mother: Octavia Willoughby was born illegitimately. She was the daughter of Digby Willoughby, 7th Baron Middleton. She married, firstly, Major John Richard Smyth Wallis on 01 Sep 1853. She married, secondly, Sir George Howland Beaumont, 9th Bt. , son of Sir George Howland Willoughby Beaumont, 8th Bt. and Mary Anne Howley , on 4 April 1872 in St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, London, England She died Dame Octavia Willoughby Beaumont on 19 June 1901 at 66 Cromwell Road, London, England. She was buried in Cole Orton, Leicestershire, England. Her will was probated, at ¹12,196.  Her will was probated at £12,196, which, using the most modestcomparator, would be over a million pounds today, or rather more than four million comparing average wages. A lady of means indeed! [ref1] [ref2]

This is where the name “Beaumont” comes from.

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TODO re-file this:

CHRISTOPHERS Eva Violet Amelia Gwen Willoughby of the Gardens Hotel 47 Stanhope-gardens South Kensington Middlesex widow died 16 January 1929 at 7 Knaresborough place South Kensington Probate London 7 March to Arthur Pollock solicitor. Effects £8048 18s 6d. [Index of Wills and Administration 1929]

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The Kerry Black and Tans.
It is interesting to learn that the fine pack of Kerry Beagles,
which are showing sport in the Woodland Pytchley country, will
shortly come into the market, Major Aubrey Wallis-Wright having
decided to give up the Mastership . These black-and-tan hounds
have been in the Master’s family for many generations, and are
famous for their hunting qualities. Originally they were hunted
in Ireland, then went into the Ribblesdale pack and hunted the
wild buck in Lancashire and Yorkshire . Major Wallis-Wright got
the strain back, and formed a pack which hunted the Four Burrow
country in Cornwall . When he accepted the Mastership of the
Woodland Pytchley in 1913 he took the Kerry Hounds with him.
They are remarkably powerful hounds, the dogs averaging 25 ins.
and the bitches 231 ins. They have exceptional bone, and not a
single hound stands over at the knees. Major Wallis-Wright has
bred them with the utmost care, using only sires and dams that
have well proved their working ability. An offshoot of the
Pytchley country, the Woodland has always been noted for the
superior quality of its hounds. When Lord Lonsdale hunted the
country he brought one of the finest packs in the kingdom from
the Blanknev kennels. His successor, Mr. Austin Mackenzie,
brought his own hounds from the Old Berkeley country, and when
he gave up the Mastership fourteen years later he sold the pack for
5,000 guineas, Mr. W. M. Wroughton buying the bitches for
£3,000 and lending them to Lord Southampton, who hunted the
country for a couple of seasons. Mr. E. A. V. Stanley also had a
very fine pack at the Brigstock kennels. In regard to working
quality the present pack compares favourably with any of its predecessors, and the black-and-tans are likely to be keenly sought
after. [Polo Monthly 1920]

Polo Players as M .F .H’s.
Polo players are likely to he strongly represented on the list
of M.F.H.’s next season. Captain George Renyille, for example,
has arranged to take Major Aubrey Wallis-Wright’s place in the
command of the Woodland Pytchley Hounds. He should make
an excellent M .F.H . He has been getting his hand in this winter
by helping his old friend, Mr. Isaac Bell, with the Kilkenny
Hounds. The keenest of sportsmen, Captain Bellville is generally
popular. Polo readers will remember the dashing games he used
to put up for the Old Cantabs, helping that grand team to win
seyeral Champion Cups. Unfortunately, the bad wound he
receiyed early in the war prevented him from playing polo last
summer, when he had to content himself with serying as official
umpire of the chief Ranelagh matches. [Polo Monthly 1920]

NOTICE is hereby given, that HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT WALLIS (now or
lately called Henry Aubrey Beaumont Wallis-Wright), of Keythorpe, in the parish of Tugfby and county of Leicester, Gentleman, a natural born British subject, has by deed poll, duly enrolled in His Majesty’s College of Arms on the third day of January instant, assumed and adopted the surname of Wallis in lieu of his previous surname of Wallis-Wright. and intends henceforth upon all occasions to sign and subscribe himself and be styled in all legal and other documents by the surname of Wallis in lieu of and in substitution for his former surname of Wallis-Wright.—Dated the third day of January,1923. [THE LONDON GAZETTE, 5 JANUARY, 1923. p195]

WALLIS Henry Aubrey Beaumont of Keythorpe Leicertershire died 20 April 1926 at the Piccadilly Hotel Piccadilly Middlesex. Probate London 7 July to the Public Trustee. Effects £60383 9s 10d. [Index of Wills and Administration 1926]

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

With just 1 week to go in the Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy League on Tuesday night next, we have a number of riders in contention to finish well in their respective leagues. Tournafulla hosted the Newcastlewest two stage Youth Race on Sunday last. A hilly 2km crit. stage in the morning was followed by a lumpy road race in the afternoon. Kate Murphy won the Under 12 girls section, Amy Fleming was 3rd in the girls Under 14 with Ben Murphy finishing 4th in the boys Under 16. Well done to all who took part and to the Club members who supported the juveniles on the day.

Next weekend the eagerly awaited trip to Errigal in Donegal awaits for the International four stage race over the bank holiday weekend. This is quickly followed by the Irish Nationals in mid-August due to be held in Multyfarnham, Mullingar so a busy month ahead.

Well done to the adult Club Members who supported the Ring of the Reeks Cycle in aid of Beaufort GAA on Saturday last taking in the magnificent scenery of Caragh Lake.

Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday

Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this week’s programme on Sunday 7th July 2019.  (S.R.)

One man’s successful battle against compulsory purchase has been making news this week.  But on Sunday’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene looks back at a time in Ireland when compulsory purchase was met with disgruntled acceptance. 

In 1954 the Gaoire  (Gwayrah) near Macroom was flooded to make way for the arrival of a little known commodity called electricity.  While the project created hundreds of badly needed jobs, it also forced many people from their homes. 

Now the area is a statutory nature reserve, and on this week’s programme, John walks through Annahala, and meets some of the people who once lived here, forming a closely knit community with their own shop and pub. 

Dating back to the ice age, the Gaoire is the remains of the only Post Glacial Alluvial forest in Western Europe, with the potential to become a World heritage site. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”