Death Notice: Margaret “Teresa” (O’Herlihy), Boston and Woodland Drive

MOYNIHAN, Margaret “Teresa” (O’Herlihy)– Of Somerville, Massachussetts, USA, formerly of Ballymountain Upton, County Cork, Ireland died on July 3, 2019.

Beloved wife of 50 years to  Denis Moynihan. Loving mother of Patricia D. Gomes and her husband Michael of Arlington, VA, Dennis J. Moynihan and his wife Jennifer of Somerville. Dear sister of Patricia O’Herlihy of Arlington, VA and the late Derry O’Herlihy. Cherished granny of Maeve Gomes.

Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq) Somerville, Wednesday morning at 10:30am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Ann Church, Somerville at 11:30am. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours Tuesday 5-8pm. Interment at a later date County Cork, Ireland.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Teresa’s memory to the Irish Pastoral Centre, 15 Rita Road, Dorchester, MA 02124. [ [read more …] “Death Notice: Margaret “Teresa” (O’Herlihy), Boston and Woodland Drive”

Spring Horse Fair 1965

Video from the RTÉ Archives

The video above has been published by RTÉ of Millstreet coming to a standstill for the Annual Spring Horse Fair of 1965. The Fair was not only a time for bargaining and dealing. It was also a social occasion that continues to attract the crowds, young and old, to the town. The video above is from a Newsbeat report broadcast on 12 April 1965, and was probably held on Sunday February 28th 1965 (the closest Sunday to March 1st). [update July 2015: the video has since been removed by RTE 🙁 ]

Below is a gallery of 27+ stills from the video. It is likely many of the people are not locals, but it would be interesting if people could help us recognise some people in the photos: [read more …] “Spring Horse Fair 1965”

Aidan McCaul 30 years in Business in Millstreet

Aidan McCaul’s hardware & furniture shop is in business for 30 years this year in Millstreet. It started in Minor Row in June 1981 in the old Hibernian Dance Hall (owned by Kit Radley who was a  grocery shopkeeper next door) after Buckley’s Stores went out of business.  A year later it moved to the Square after Aidan purchased former executive offices of Buckleys, gutted them & turned them into a shop. For the past 30 years the business has continued with Aidan & Tim Long present throughout that time. In later years Aidan’s son Tony has also worked in the business. [With thanks to Aodan for the article]

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Much loved family man respected for his work in addiction treatment and services

1940-2009 PATRICK BUCKLEY, Caherlsee, Tralee and formerly of Millstreet, Co Cork, whose death occurred on Thursday, October 29, made an immense contribution in helping to establish addiction treatment services in his adopted county of Kerry …

… Patrick hailed from Millstreet, Co Cork and was one of four children born to Patrick and Mary Buckley. His siblings were sister Kathleen and brothers Denis and Kevin ( deceased). Patrick joined the family business of Buckley’s Stores in the 1950s, starting out on the shop floor learning the basics. He progressed to become managing director of company until the business ceased to operate during the recessionary 1980s …

The above is an extract from an article in this weeks Kerryman newspaper about Patrick Buckley formerly of Millstreet who died recently in Tralee.