Commemorating the Mushera Company of 1916

Mushera Company Commemoration Committee

will unveil a plaque

at 5pm, on Sunday the 18th of December
at Aubane School

to commemorate the fifteen members of the Mushera Company
who marched to Millstreet on Easter Monday, 1916.

Unveiling by Tom Meaney.
Speakers: Jack Lane & Dan Joe O’Keeffe.

Contributions welcome.

Contact:
John Sheehan (Aubane) – Chairman
Noreen Kelleher (Aubane Cross) – Secretary
Michael O’Riordan (Tullig) -Treasurer

Cinema: “Mick”

This local documentary by LTV & The Michael Collins Centre traces the life of Michael Collins, from his birth near Clonakilty in 1890, through his school days at Lisavaird and Clonakilty national schools. It follows his time working in London, his role in the 1916 rebellion and Collins coming to the fore as one of the most important Irish leader of The War of Independence. Events in Dublin and West Cork during that war are highlighted as is the division over the treaty. The Civil War and “The Big Fella’s” death in Beal na Blath in 1922 are explored. The film uses dramatic sketches and interviews with relatives of the people involved to tell the story of this extraordinary period of Irish history. We have a look at the Michael Collins monuments around the country, including the unveiling of the [read more …] “Cinema: “Mick””

Arrests in Millstreet (11th May 1916)

ARRESTS IN MILLSTREET

During the past week the military visited Millstreet and arrested the following members of the local Sinn Fein organisation—Messrs J. Twomcy, J. Bnckley, J. Riordan, P. Carmody, L.Buckley, and M. Riordan. Accompanying the military were District Inspector Egan, Macroom, and Sergeant Mulcahy, Millstreet, assisted by some members of tho local force.

A Press Association Millstreet , Co. Cork, telegram states—Further arrests were made here yesterday morning in connection with the Sinn Fein movement, but attempts to secure arms and ammunition have been futile. Several persons are evading arrest and have taken to the hills. Three hundred Territorials have arrived.

(Cork Examiner – Thursday May 11th, 1916)

Magnificent Musical Drama “Patrick” in Rathmore this Weekend

We thank John O'Sullivan for alerting us to this highly significant 1916 Play in Rathmore. An extra performance (due to the enormous interest in the production) has been added for Monday night. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank John O’Sullivan and John Wall for alerting us to this highly significant 1916 Play in Rathmore. An extra performance (due to the enormous interest in the production) has been added for Monday night, 25th April 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Kitchen Scene being rehearsed with (from left) Brian O'Leary, Mary O'Leary, Margaret O'Sullivan and John O'Sullivan.
The Kitchen Scene being rehearsed with (from left) Brian Hickey, Mary Hickey, Margaret O’Sullivan and John O’Sullivan.
The soldiers are lead by John O'Sullivan playing Dan Dennehy They are mostly made up of the Glenflesk Men's Choir with additional Voluntary support !!!
The soldiers are led by John O’Sullivan playing Dan Dennehy.  They are mostly made up of the Glenflesk Men’s Choir with additional Voluntary support!

Casement Guns were due for Carriganima

2016-04-21 Planned route for the distribution of guns from the Aud
Scouted routes for the distribution of the arms

In the news yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the attempted landing of German arms in Kerry by Roger Casement on the Aud-Norge.

But much or the arms were planned to be delivered by train to Millstreet and forwarded to Carriganima for distribution throughout Cork County. The visit of Padraig Pearse, and the thorough scouting of the area by Terence McSwiney were all in preperation for this distribution of arms.

“Halfway between Macroom and Millstreet, Co Cork, Carriganima was the intended rallying point for hundreds of Irish Volunteers from Cork city and county on Easter Sunday, April 23, 1916. The plan was for them move early on Monday to disrupt military attempts to stop German guns being brought by rail from Kerry on the line near Rathmore and Millstreet. Although the plan was deemed pointless when the arms landing was foiled days earlier, almost 500 Volunteers marched to Macroom and Carriganima.”

To find out more, go to the 1916 Centenary Commemoration event in Carriganima, next Sunday at 1pm (details) [read more …] “Casement Guns were due for Carriganima”

Reprinted: Ready Willing Waiting: Keale, Millstreet, Mushera, Rathduane, Irish Volunteers 1916

2016-03-12 Book Cover - Ready, Willing, Waiting - Keale, Millstreet, Mushera, Rathduane Irish Volunteers 1916 - for saleMillstreet Monument Committee.

‘Ready Willing Waiting,

Keale, Millstreet, Mushera, Rathduane

Irish Volunteers 1916’

By

Millstreet Monument Committee & Noreen Meaney

We were delighted with the response to our book and all copies were sold out before Easter. Due to continued demand the book had been reprinted and will be available locally from Friday 8th April at the following outlets:

  • Wordsworth, The Square, Millstreet,
  • Coleman’s Petrol Station ,
  • Guerin’s Shop Ballydaly.
  • Angland’s Petrol Station, Dromagh,
  • Boherbue Post Office,
  • Kanturk Bookshop,
  • Macroom Bookshop.

The cost of the book is €12.00

Dedicated Carriganima 1916 Commemoration Committee Prepares for Prestigious Event on 24th April 2016

Front row, from left: Liam Roche, Sheila Walsh, Joan Roche, Marie Murphy, Annmarie Healy and Edward Walsh. Middle row, from left: Donal Corcoran, Mary Kate Murphy, Jimmy Murphy, James O'Leary, Pat Barrett and John Paul Ring. Back row, from left: John Joe Moriarty, Eddie Walsh, Declan Sheehan and Joe O'Leary. Missing from photograph: Seán Murphy, Michael Walsh and Michael Lynch.
Front row, from left: Liam Roche, Sheila Walsh, Joan Roche, Marie Murphy, Annmarie Healy and Edward Walsh.
Middle row, from left: Donal Corcoran, Mary Kate Murphy, Jimmy Murphy, James O’Leary, Pat Barrett and John Paul Ring.
Back row, from left: John Joe Moriarty, Eddie Walsh, Declan Sheehan and Joe O’Leary.
Missing from photograph: Seán Murphy, Michael Walsh and Michael Lynch.
This is truly going to be a magnificent event in Carriganima on Sunday 24th April 2016....judging by the hugely interesting preparatory meetings being held at The Pub in Carriganima. Eddie Walsh and his excellent fellow members of the Commemorative Committee
This is truly going to be a magnificent event in Carriganima on Sunday 24th April 2016….judging by the hugely interesting preparatory meetings being held at The Pub in Carriganima. Eddie Walsh and his excellent fellow members of the Commemoration Committee are preparing a very comprehensive programme for the historic occasion and there will also be a most interesting booklet published in conjunction with the very important event.   Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Carriganima 1916 Commemoration Committee - Pic. 2-600

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), [read more …] “1916: Mrs Hanna Quinlan, Island House”

Wanted immediately: four families of farm labourers

Wanted immediately, four families of
farm labourers; good wages; good
houses; good perquisites to suitable men;  also
a yardsman, indoor, and man to help in K.
garden; must have knowledge of growing vetet-
ables and flowers/ Apply to Jerome McCarthy,
Steward, Drishane Castle, Millstreet.

– from the Cork Examiner Monday March 13th ’16

 

Duhallow 1916 Commemoration Concert

2015 Duhallow Choral Society2016-03-17 Duhallow 1916 Commemoration Concert - ticketDuhallow Choral Society will present in collaboration with

a concert dedicated to remembering and celebrating our shared history, and to commemorating the historic events and people of 1916.

It’s all on St.Patrick’s night, March 17th at 7:30pm in the Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk. Tickets are €10 and are available from members of the Duhallow Choral Society, Vinny’s Newsagents (Kanturk) & The Central Shoe Store (Kanturk). A great night is assured.

Re-enactment of 1916 speeches at Bweeing

On 24 April 1916 over 300 men from companies from Mourneabbey, Mallow, Kilmona, Whitechurch, Donoughmore, Castletownroche, Courtbrack, Nadd, Lyre, and Lombardstown marched to Bweeng where they were addressed by Tomás MacCurtain. Also present were Terence McSwiney, Michael Lynch, and Thomas Kent.

The committee organising the re enactment of the event at Bweeng on Sunday 24 April 2016 wish to invite the people Macroom, Millstreet and the wider area to join us.

Please contact members of the committee for information:
Tim Sheehan 0872593791 / Sean Kelly 0872447867 / Michel O’Neill 0863762212


Centenary Commemoration of the 1916 Rising in conjunction with Racing Home for Easter Festival
[read more …] “Re-enactment of 1916 speeches at Bweeing”

Why We Should Celebrate 1916

It seems odd to have to defend an event that happened 100 years ago, to have to be defensive about it. It seems even odder to have to defend the people and an event that led to the establishment of this state which is now one of the longest established unbroken democratic states in the world. Many states have come and gone since 1916 but this state has maintained itself and it has not succumbed to totalitarianism of the left or right.

Yet the situation is that if we paid too much attention to our media and Emeritus Professors, who should know better, we need to defend the men and women and what they did to set up this state.

There are all sort of question marks put forward about this Rebellion. The main one, we are told, is that it should not have happened because the people concerned did not have a mandate. Indeed they did not have a mandate but no rebellion has ever had a mandate. Rebels cannot announce or advertise their rebellion. They cannot put an ad in The Corkman declaring that they will launch an attack on the state at 12 o’clock tomorrow and ask people to join in … [read more …] “Why We Should Celebrate 1916”

War Meeting in Carriganima

WAR MEETING AT CARRIGANIMA: A successful meeting was held at Carriganima last Sunday (13th February 1916) in furtherance of Lord Wimborne’s recruiting scheme… During the progress of the meeting a number of young men, who were said to have been members of the local corps of Irish Volunteers marched past the meeting, and after having gone about one hundred yards disbanded, when the bulk of them returned and joined the crowd, listening until the proceedings concluded.

Halfway between Macroom and Millstreet, Co Cork, Carriganima was the intended rallying point for hundreds of Irish Volunteers from Cork city and county on Easter Sunday, April 23, 1916. The plan was for them move early on Monday to disrupt military attempts to stop German guns being brought by rail from Kerry on the line near Rathmore and Millstreet. Although the plan was deemed pointless when the arms landing was foiled days earlier, almost 500 Volunteers marched to Macroom and Carriganima.

This article appeared in the Cork Examiner 100 years ago today (Wednesday, February 16th, 1916)

Cbf49txXEAAW8qkThe Carriganima Recruiting Meeting 13 Feb 1916 – the Kitty Kiernan & Kilmichael connection – from @Cork1914to1924

Truly Magnificent Abbey Theatre Monologue Play at Presentation N.S.

The Community and Education Department of the Abbey Theatre together with Baboró,  presented  “Me, Mollser” – a specially commissioned monologue play which introduces “The Plough and the Stars” by Seán O’ Casey to a younger audience by telling the story of the Easter Rising 1916 through the magical power of a performance and workshop. This Thursday (28th Jan. 2016) morning at Presentation N.S., Millstreet 5th & 6th Class pupils from the Presentation N.S., Scoil Mhuire B.N.S. and Cloghoula N.S. experienced this absolutely brilliant production and workshop.  It was a true privilege to have been in attendance.  (S.R.)

Evan and Clara in their 1916 style pictured with the many young people who were given such an excellent insight into the life of a 15 year old girl of the 1916 era. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Evan and Clara in their 1916 style pictured with the many young people (and teachers) who were given such an excellent insight into the life of a 15 year old girl of the 1916 era. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Clara was thrilled to note that the mountain overlooking Millstreet is also Clara!
Clara was thrilled to note that the mountain overlooking Millstreet is also Clara!  She gave such an amazing performance as Mollser Gogan from 1916. The children (and teachers) were hugely impressed.
Evan was the Facilitator of the truly educational Workshop.
Evan was the Facilitator of the truly educational Workshop.
Presentation N.S. Pupils holding the props used in the performance.
Presentation N.S. Pupils holding the props used in the performance.
Pupils from Cloghoula N.S. with Evan and Clara from the Abbey Theatre.
Pupils from Cloghoula N.S. with Evan and Clara from the Abbey Theatre.

It was such an enriching experience for the senior pupils and was so appropriate to witness such a production in this Centenary Year of 1916.   We now share a further 11 images from the inspiring occasion. [read more …] “Truly Magnificent Abbey Theatre Monologue Play at Presentation N.S.”