A Crime Prevention Meeting will take place on Tuesday February 6th at 8pm in the Wallis Arms Hotel
Members of An Garda Síochána will attend. Information will be available on the Personal Alarms for the Elderly & it will be the final opportunity to sign up for Millstreet Text Alert 2018.
Everyone is welcome.
After the War of Independence, the Civic Guard (later renamed the Garda Síochána na hÉireann) was formed by the Provisional Government in February 1922 to take over the responsibility of policing the fledgling Irish Free State. It replaced the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and the Irish Republican Police of 1919–22. It was a dangerous time as the Civil War was taking place, made worse for its initial members, as many were former R.I.C, but join they did, and from all over the country
Last weekend the registers of the first applicants to the new Civic Guard (successful and unsuccessful) were released online by the Garda Museum. We have found 15 who applied from the Millstreet area, out of about 7,500 applications from 1922 to 1924. Here are a quick list of those men, and below is each applicant’s record in more detail:
Timothy Buckley, Ballyvouskil
Cornelius Dennehy, Keale
James O’Connell, Knockacarracoosh
Denis Kelleher, Cloghouldbeg
Patrick Murphy, Ahane
William Cashman, Laught
John Cronin, Meenskehy
Jeremiah O’Riordan, Pound Hill
Michael Thornton, Drishanebeg
Timothy Cremin, Millstreet
Patrick J Horgan, Keale
Cornelius Dennehy, Liscreagh
Cornelius O’Sullivan, Lisnabee
Denis Buckley, Glountane West
Jeremiah Horgan, Keale
A Public Crime Prevention meeting will take place on Tuesday 29th November at 8.30pm in the Wallis Arms Hotel. Members of An Garda Siochána will attend. Those wishing to renew or join the Millstreet Community Text Alert System for 2017 are invited to attend. All welcome. We thank Marie Twomey, Priest Cross for the important notice. (S.R.)
Gardaí at Millstreet Garda Station would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people of Millstreet and the surrounding areas for their overwhelming generosity at the Annual Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice, which took place on the 15th of November 2016. The total amount raised was €1,550.
Thanks to Sean Radley for advertising this fundraiser which is a cause close to everybody’s heart.
More of Seán’s photos from the day can be seen here.
In the last few days, new Speed Camera Zones were announced for the country. Well, there is one very local to us, and it is from Charlie Cooper Tractors (beyond Tubrid Well) through Ballydaly to Guerin Motors (about a mile before Rathmore). Beyond that the roads covered that would affect us travelling to and from Millstreet:
Rathmore to Killarney: most of the road,
Macroom to Cork: most of the road
Dromtarriffe to Mallow: most of the road, and
The Butter Road (over Mushera): sections of the road as you get close to Cork
Gardai have this evening urged the public to be on the lookout for a dark coloured Ford Focus saloon that has been linked to a number of break-ins to parked vehicles.
They are currently intensifying their hunt for the culprits following an alarming spate of thefts from cars. The latest alert follows a number of incidents this Saturday involving the targeting of parked vehicles in the Kerry and Cork area, where cars in Macroom, Millstreet and Rathmore have been broken into and goods were stolen today.
Gardaí issued a warning at 7.30pm this Saturday asking people to keep a close watch for the Focus that is now likely to be in or around the Killarney area, and have reiterated their plea to drivers not to leave any valuables in cars as the opportunist thieves are circling the area waiting to pounce. (full story from KillarneyToday.com)
Garda John Crowley from the Millstreet Station was on Patricia Messenger’s radio show on C103FM this morning, warning of an increase in crime in the general area of west/north west Cork county. Most notable were:
Distraction crime: where a group of people enter a shop and distract the owner, while one of the group steal something either in the shop or enter the office / store and take money / goods from there. Money, cigarettes and alcohol are their favourite targets. He advised to lock all back rooms when not in use.
As oil prices rise again, some are reverting to stealing home heating oil from homes and diesel from farms. Sometimes it’s just a jerry can, other times it’s the full delivery. Advise is to lock them and make the job as difficult as possible for anyone thinking of stealing your fuel.
Finally, outhouses are becoming a target too, so lock away anything worth stealing and be careful that anyone visiting the house / yard doesn’t get a good look around to see what would be worth stealing during the day or in the dead of the night. And if you are suspicious, of someone in the yard, write down the car/van registration for later use, so that your “visitors” can be tracked down at a later date.
So be careful and keep your things safely locked away.