Cemetery Masses

In Kilcorney, Cemetery Masses will be celebrated at:

  • Kilcorney graveyard on June 7th at 7.30pm, and at
  • Old Kilcorney Graveyard on June 21st at 7.30pm.

Also, in Millstreet, the Cemetery Masses will be held at:

  • St. Mary’s Cemetery on next Friday 7th June at 7.30p.m.
  • Drishane Cemetery on Tuesday 18th June at 7.30p.m.
  • Cullen Cemetery on Thursday 20th June at 7.30p.m.

… and St. John’s Well Mass is on Monday 24th June at 7.30p.m. [1]

John Michael Curtin

Denis Curtin (1843-1917) with his son John Michael Curtin (1879-1946)

Did you know that a first cousin of Australian war-time Prime Minister is buried in Drishane Cemetery? Their fathers John and Denis, and another brother Michael emigrated together on the Earl Dalhousie in 1874, but Denis returned with his son John in 1882 after his wife died.

“John Curtin’s (the Australian Prime Minister 1941-1945) early ancestry is Irish. His father, also a John Curtin, was born in 1853 at, Kilpadder, near Dromohane, Mallow, in the Parish of Kilshanig, Co Cork. He emigrated to South Australia in January 1874 on board the “Earl Dalhousie” with his brothers Michael and Denis. He served in the Artillery Corps and transferred to the Victorian Police in 1878. He retired from the Force in 1890.
John’s brother Denis was born in 1843. He married Bridget Conway in Adelaide, South Australia in 1876 and together they moved to Melbourne, Victoria. Their son John Michael Curtin was born in 1879. Sadly Bridget died, and in 1882 Denis and his young son went back to Ireland. Denis is buried in the [read more …] “John Michael Curtin”

Historic Graves Recording in Drishane Cemetery on Tuesday 3rd March

 

The annual blessing (pictured above) of the graves at Drishane Cemetery on Sunday, 11/11/2012.  On this Tuesday, 3rd March 2915 a group coordinated by IRD Duhallow and under the overall leadership of John Tierney,  will – under the guidance on this occasion of Mary Hackett from Waterford and formerly of Rathmore –  be doing a very interesting recording of the graves in Drishane Cemetery from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday.  A number of days have already been devoted to work on Drishane Cemetery but at least one further day is necessary to complete this all-important Project.   Mary has indicated that LOCAL PEOPLE WHO WOULD VOLUNTEER TO ASSIST AT DRISHANE CEMETERY ON TUESDAY, 3rd MARCH ANYTIME FROM 9.30 TO 4.30 WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.   People interested in participating are very welcome to just arrive on the day at Drishane Cemetery where guidance on helping will be provided.   Full details, if required, from Mary McHugh at IRD Duhallow – 029 60633.    (S.R.)

The project’s website is at historicgraves.com/graveyard/drishane/co-drsh

RTÉ Film Crew at Drishane Cemetery and at the Boeing Crossing on the Blackwater

When the RTÉ film crew visited Millstreet on 13th March we had reached Drishane Cemetery and the Boeing Crossing before lunch.  Here we see Michael O'Sullivan of Dooneen and RTÉ's Evelyn O'Rourke discussing the scenic crossing of this section of the Blackwater.   (S.R.)
When the RTÉ film crew visited Millstreet on 13th March we had reached Drishane Cemetery and the Boeing Crossing before lunch. Here we see Michael O’Sullivan of Dooneen and RTÉ’s Evelyn O’Rourke discussing the scenic crossing of this section of the Blackwater.  (S.R.)

31Epic Journey 2013 - Part Two -800The McCarthy Family tomb was filmed in Drishane Cemetery from where we proceeded to meet Michael O’Sullivan (who is quite an expert on the O’Sullivan Beara March and of the Boeing Crossing in 1602).   We now include a selection of images relating to this section of day.   In the afternoon we had the magical “snow” effect in Drishane and more.   This we shall upload in Part 3 of our feature.   Let’s now view the extra images of [read more …] “RTÉ Film Crew at Drishane Cemetery and at the Boeing Crossing on the Blackwater”