Sr. Al clearing out some dandelions from the front of Drishane House on the Killarney Road. The photo is from 1993.
Cotter (Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Model Farm Road, Cork and late of Newtown, Doneraile): On April 11, 2020, peacefully, at St. Joseph’s, Sr. MARY I. J., dearly beloved sister of Fr. Pat, Michael, Irene, Teresa, her late twin Margaret, Sheila, Garrett and Con. Sadly missed by her Community, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandniece, relatives, kind neighbours and friends. May Mary rest in peace. [rip]
A private family funeral and burial at Drishane Cemetery has taken place due to the HSE guidelines regarding public gatherings. A Memorial Mass for Sr. Mary will take place at a later date. Those who would like to have attended the funeral but due to current restrictions cannot, please leave your personal message for Sr Mary’s family on the condolence section of RIP.ie. [read more …] “Sr. Mary Cotter, Infant Jesus Sister”
O’Mahoney (The Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Model Farm Road and late of Clashafree, Bandon): On April 7, 2020, peacefully at Cork University Hospital, Sr. EILISH I.J., loving sister of Margaret (Ronan), Oliver, Denis, Peter, Pat and the late Donal, Jerry and John Jnr.
Sadly missed by her Religious Community, sister, brothers, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives and kind friends. [rip]
Sr. Eilish’s funeral has taken place privately due to H.S.E guidelines regarding public gatherings. She is buried in Drishane Cemetery. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time. A celebration of Eilish’s life will be held with a Memorial Mass at a later date. Please leave your messages on the Condolences Page. May Eilish Rest in Peace.
BREEN (Sisters of the Infant Jesus, St.Josephs, Model Farm Road, Cork & late of The Square, Castletownbere, Co.Cork). On April 4th, 2020, peacefully, Sr. ANN I.J, loving sister of P.V and the late Moira and Colm and sister-in-law of Kay, Eileen and the late Richard.
Sadly missed by her Religious Community and family, brother, sisters-in-law, adoring nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, kind neighbours and many friends. [rip]
Sr. Ann’s funeral has taken place privately, due to the H.S.E guidelines regarding public gatherings. She is buried at Drishane Cemetery. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time. Messages on the Condolences Page. A Celebration of Ann’s life will be held with a Memorial Mass at a later date. “May Ann rest in peace” [read more …] “Sr. Ann Breen, Infant Jesus Sister”
DAY (Sisters of the Infant Jesus, St. Josephs, Model Farm Road, Cork). On March 28th, 2020, at Cork University Hospital. Sr. KATHLEEN I.J. Sadly missed by her Community, her sister Ursula (Holy Rosary Sister), Teresa, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Sr. Kathleen’s funeral has taken place privately, due to the H.S.E guidelines regarding public gatherings. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time. She is buried at Drishane Cemetery. A Celebration of Kathleen’s life will be held with a Memorial Mass at a later date. May Kathleen Rest in Peace. [rip]
Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but due to current restrictions cannot, please leave your personal message for Kathleen’s family below on the Condolences Page.
[read more …] “Sr. Kathleen Day, Infant Jesus Sister”
Below are some of the beautiful Stained Glass Windows in the old chapel in Drishane. The chapel was build while the Sisters of the Infant Jesus were in Drishane from 1909 until 1992.
GOLDEN (Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Drishane and Model Farm Road, Cork): On April 23rd, 2019, peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Model Farm Road, SR. CATHERINE I.J. Deeply mourned by her community, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great grand-nieces, great grand-nephew, relatives and friends.
Reception prayers at 5.00pm on (Thursday) evening in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Friday. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery. “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis”. [rip]
As Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky has returned to the USA following his recent holiday in Ireland he continues to maintain important links with his favourite Millstreet ancestral home. During his research he has come across a wonderfully relevant newspaper cutting from “The Press Democrat” of Monday, 4th Sept. 1967. Here he shares the cutting with us. Click on the images to enlarge…The text in the article will be enhanced when enlarged. (S.R.)
AHERN (Magazine Road, Cork, Upton, Ballincollig and St. Joseph’s Model Farm Road): On June 26, 2018, peacefully at St. Joseph’s Model Farm Road, SR. AGATHA (Sister of the Infant Jesus, Drishane), beloved sister of Sr. Beatrice. Deeply mourned by her sister, nieces, nephews, her Religious Community, relatives and friends.
Reception prayers at 5.00pm on (Thursday) evening in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on (Friday). Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]
Keane (Cork and late of Ballylongford, Co. Kerry): On June 11, 2018, peacefully, at St. Joseph’s, Model Farm Road, Sr. HELEN (Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Drishane), dearly beloved sister of Brenda and Noel. Deeply mourned by her sister, brother, sister-in-law Carmel, extended family, her Religious Community, neighbours and many friends.
Reception prayers on Wednesday at 5pm in Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilis.  
NEVILLE (Cork and late of Ballybunion, Co. Kerry): On March 6, 2018, peacefully at St. Joseph’s, Model Farm Road, SR. ELEANOR, Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Drishane and late of Weybridge, Surrey, Malahide and Portmarnock. Deeply mourned by her Community, niece Anne, nephews Peter, Maurice and Patrick, relatives and friends.
Reception Prayers at 5pm on Thursday evening in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11am on Friday. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis  
It’s about twenty five years since the Sisters of the Infant Jesus left Drishane Castle as their numbers began to get smaller, and vocations dried up. At the time they moved to the other side of town where they bought a house, renovated it extensively, named it Drishane House, and continued their mission. Alas time waits for nobody, and over time their numbers have dwindled further, to the point where only a few now remain in Drishane House. So it wasn’t with a huge surprise that Drishane House has been put up for sale, but it is a sad thought that the Drishane Nuns may no longer be in Millstreet. Details and photos of the sale are on Daft.ie.
O’Sullivan (Cork and late of Newcastle West, Co Limerick): On July 12, 2017, peacefully, at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, Sr. Carmel, Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Drishane and St Joseph’s, Model Farm Road, beloved daughter of the late James and Brigid and dearly loved sister of the late Bernie Dooley. Deeply mourned by her Community, nieces Lilian, Philippa and Gemma, nephew Pat, brother-in-law Tom, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and many friends.
Reception Prayers at 4.30pm on Thursday in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Friday. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis. [read more …] “Death Notice: St. Carmel O’Sullivan, Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane”
CAMPBELL (Cork and Mayo): On April 2, 2017, suddenly at Cork University Hospital, SR. MÁIRÍN (Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane), St. Joseph’s, Model Farm Road and late of Swinford. Deeply regretted by her loving brother Máirtín, sister-in-law Angela, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, her community and friends.
Reception prayers on Tuesday April 4th at 5.00pm in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass on Wednesday April 5th at 12.00 noon. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery. “At dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis”
Sr Florence (Sheila), Infant Jesus Sister, peacefully at Drishane House, sister of the late Betty (Leane) and Joan. Sadly missed by her brothers Dan and John, sisters Mary (O’Leary), Sister Catherine (I.J.S.), Sister Eileen (Mercy), sister-in-law Hannah, brother-in-law Tom, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandniece, great-grandnephew, Infant Jesus Sisters and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary tonight, Monday, at 8.15pm. Removal on Tuesday at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial to Drishane Cemetery. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sí.
The following is an extract on Sr.Florence from the ijs.ie website:
“As we are trying to become reacquainted with Sister Florence in a new invisible form, the whole of nature explodes into life proclaiming the joy of resurrection. Messages continue to pour in, taking the edge off our grief and giving glimpses into the life of Sr. Florence as a friend and mentor, teacher and principal, member of the Infant Jesus Sisters and O’ Sullivan family. No words can express our appreciation of your prayers, attendance at the removal and Requiem Mass, testimonies, tributes, beautiful flowers and support of every kind. It is difficult to share all the messages and memories that have come from the different corners of the globe. Hopefully, the resume of the following eulogy, written by a friend and co-worker, expresses the best of what we can say about Sr. Florence. “The dawn of the 19th February 2017 brought a very sad day not only for the O’Sullivan family but for the Infant jesus Sisters.It was a day when a leading and visionary light of the community was dimmed. This person was a religious sister with great foresight and her name will forever be etched in history of all our Infant Jesus schools. Thousands worldwide will remember her with sincere love and affection: her name is Sister Florence O’Sullivan. This beautiful sister was a wonderful friend to me for over 40 years. I write this with great sadness over the unimaginable loss of a very close friend. I used to phone her often to keep up her spirits. She never lost her sense of humour.During her teaching years and as Principal of the Convent in Klang she worked tirelessly in the field of education and laid a strong foundation for all her students. She was an inspiration to so many. She was always very kind to the less fortunate families and their children.Throughout her time in Klang Convent, she strove to improve their lives and if she could have built a tower she’d make sure that the poor came out on top. Her beautiful spirit will live on through the many lives she taught and touched. I admired how she never judged or forced her opinions on anyone, but offered valuable and truthful advice that I will surely miss. It was such a comfortable and warm feeling to have known that we had such a lifetime friendship. My husband thought very highly of her and we shall always cherish the memories of her visits to our home and our trips to Ireland. My very dear Sr. Florence now rests in peace.” Flor’s response to all this would be: “You well know I aint no saint”! Yes, she was human after all, but, those of us who were gathered round her deathbed for the liturgy of her last fare well before entering Eternal Life, saw her do so with serenity and dignity. The presence of so many, offering support and comfort during the next three days, was a testimony of her love for others and her strong emotional bonds with friends and family as she lived her vocation as an Infant Jesus Sister. “I am the Resurrection and the Life.Whoever believes in Me will never die” John 11: 25-26. Catherine O’Sullivan IJS “
O’ROURKE (Cork and Clare):On January 19, 2017, peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Convent, Model Farm Road, SR. HILARY (Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane). Deeply regretted by her loving cousins, relatives, her community and friends.
Reception prayers at 5.00pm on Friday evening in the Church of The Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11am on (Saturday). Funeral afterwards to the Convent plot, Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet. May she rest in peace.
Jerh O’Connor & Sons Ltd.- Coburg St., Cork. 021-4507711
O’LOAN, Sr. Deirdre (Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus), Singapore, August 13, 2016. Eldest daughter of the late Pat and Bet O’Loan and sister of the late Fr. Noel Fergus O. Carm. Deeply regretted by her loving community in Singapore, her sisters Ann (Buckley), Pat (Keane), brothers Aidan and Fergus, nieces, nephews. Cremation took place August 17 in Singapore.
The death has occurred of Sr. Emilie NAGLE, Cork City, Cork / Headford, Kerry
Nagle (Cork and Gortdarrig, Headford, Co. Kerry) on April 16th 2016 peacefully at St. Joseph’s Convent, Model Farm Road. Sr. Emilie, Infant Jesus Sisters. Sadly missed by her community, sisters in-law Nellie and Joan, nieces, nephews, extended family, staff at St. Joseph’s and friends.
Reception prayers at 5pm on Monday in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11am on Tuesday. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.
May she rest in peace.
The Convent Plot at Drishane Cemetery is the final resting place of the Nuns of Drishane, The Sisters of the Infant Jesus. B
Thanks to Tom for these photos. Full resolution photos on his TMC Photography website
Those buried in the Nun’s Plot in Drishane Cemetery
Sr. Agatha Ahern – June 26th 2018 – aged 94 years
Sr. Helen Keane – June 11th 2018 – aged 92 years
Sr. Eleanor Neville – March 6th 2018 – aged 100 years
Sr. Carmel O’Sullivan – July 12, 2017
Sr. Louise (Kitty) Roche – April 24th, 2017 (buried in Shanballymore) [rip]
Sr. Máirín Campbell – April 2, 2017
Sr. Florence (Sheila) O’Sullivan – 19th February 2017
Sr. Deirdre O’Loan – August 13, 2016 (Singapore?)
602: SR. PASCHAL O’SULLIVAN DIED 17. DEC. 2013 AGED 101 YEARS
601: Miss Marta del Valle – 15 March 2013 AGED 59 YEARS ***
600: SR. ATTRACTA GILMORE DIED 7. MARCH 2013 AGED 93 YEARS
599: MISS MARY TEAHAN – died 31 December 1999 AGED 88 YRS ***
598: MICHAEL MCGRATH – died 24 APRIL 1973 AGED 76 YEARS ***
597: SR. ETIENNE HYLAND DIED 20 JUNE 1997 AGED 96 YRS
596: SR. MARGARET COTTER DIED 26. AUG. 2012 AGED 86 YEARS [rip ??]
595: SR. MICHAEL O’REGAN DIED 30 MAY 1997 AGED 91 YRS
594: SR. JOSEPHINE HEALY DIED 17. DEC. 2011 AGED 92 YRS
593: SR. ALPHONSUS M C MAHON DIED 27 MAY 1997 AGED 87 YRS
591: SR. GABRIEL BROWNE DIED 12 APRIL 1997 AGED 92 YRS
592: SR. CARMEL O’KEEFFE Died 17. Oct. 2011 Aged 93 Years [rip]
590: SR. MARGARET TARRANT DIED 6. OCT. 2011 AGED 93 YEARS
589: SR. PATRICIA COLLINS DIED 8 NOV 1996 DIED 94 YRS.
588: SR. PEGGY (Damien) MURPHY DIED 24. SEPT. 2011 DIED 93 YEARS [rip]
587: SR. FRANCIS XAVIER O’SHEA DIED 15 OCT. 1996 AGED 87 YRS.
586: SR. RÉIDíN SCANNELL DIED 17. JUNE 2011 AGED 76 YEARS [rip]
585: SR. MARY JANE DURKAN DIED 21 AUG. 1996 AGED 91 YRS.
584: SR. HELEN WYNNE DIED 19. MAY. 2011 AGED 69 YEARS
583: SR. ANDREW SPILLANE DIED 20 AUG. 1996 AGED 78 YRS.
582: SR. HELEN FALVEY DIED 9. APRIL 2011 AGED 94 YEARS
581: SR. COLUMBA O’DONOGHUE DIED 20 MAY 1990 AGED 82 YRS.
580: SR. EVELYN HOULIHAN DIED 2. APRIL 2011 AGED 83 YEARS [rip]
579: SR. MARY CATHERINE MARREN DIED 23 APRIL 1996 AGED 85 YRS
578: SR. GERTRUDE FINN DIED 6. SEPT. 2010 AGED 97 YEARS
577: SR. ALOYSIUS O’DRISCOLL DIED 20 SEPT. 1995 AGED 81 YRS
576: SR. BRENDAN CRONIN DIED 31. AUG. 2010 AGED 90 YEARS [rip ??]
575: SR. AGNES O’RIORDAN DIED 6 NOV. 1994 AGED 68 YRS.
574: SR. JOAN SCANNELL DIED 29. AUG. 2010 AGED 83 YEARS
573: SR. JOHN DESMOND DIED 12 FEB. 1994 AGED 94 YRS.
572: SR. DOLORES HEALY DIED 28. OCT. 2009 AGED 94 YEARS [rip ??]
571: SR. IMELDA COLLINS DIED 25 DEC 1993 AGED 97 YRS.
570: SR. AILBE SWEENEY DIED 5. AUG. 2009 AGED 89 YEARS [rip]
569: SR. COLETTE O’CONNOR DIED 28. OCT. 1993 AGED 87 YRS.
568: SR. PAUL O’FLYNN DIED 11. MAY 2009 AGED 88 YEARS [rip]
567: SR. DECLAN M C SWEENEY DIED 11 MAY 1993 AGED 89 YRS.
566: SR. MAUREEN RODDY DIED 24. MARCH 2009 AGED 92 YEARS [rip ??]
565: SR. THOMAS AQUINAS FORDE DIED 23 APRIL 1993 AGED 84 YRS. [Headsburgh 1967]
564: SR. NELLIE O’SULLIVAN DIED 20. JULY 2008 AGED 92 YEARS [rip]
563: SR. EUGENIE O’SULLIVAN DIED 27. OCT. 1992 AGED 82 YRS.
562: SR. NORRIE O’SULLIVAN DIED 3. OCT. 2007 AGED 95 YEARS
561: SR. ERNEST LONG DIED 5. JUNE 1992 AGED 86 YRS.
560: SR. AGNES O’CONNOR DIED 27. FEB. 2009 AGED 81 YEARS [rip]
559: SR. EILEEN LYNE DIED 14 APRIL 1992 AGED 85 YRS.
558: SR. FABIAN BUTLER DIED 17. DEC. 2008 AGED 98 YEARS [rip]
557: SR. MARY MAGDALEN M C GILLYCUDDY DIED 4. JUNE 1990 AGED 88
556: SR. EILIS CASEY DIED 23. JULY 2008 AGED 89 YEARS [rip]
555: SR. EUCHARIA CALLAGHAN DIED JUNE 9, 1989 AGED 82 YRS
554: SR. CONRAD IRWIN DIED 15. MARCH 2008 AGED 91 YEARS [rip]
553: SR. FLANNAN GALVIN DIED JUNE 26, 1988 AGED 81 YRS.
552: SR. ALBERT M C SWEENEY DIED MARCH 1.1988 AGED 90 YRS.
551: SR. RAPHAEL MOORE DIED 7. OCT. 2007 AGED 79 YEARS
550: SR. JUDE LOONEY DIED OCT. 7. 1987 AGED 82 YRS.
549: SR. KRILLIAN O’DONOGHUE DIED 23. MAY 2007 AGED 90 YEARS
548: SR. DYMPNA MURPHY DIED SEPT. 12. 1987 AGED 77 YRS.
547: SR. PERPETUA O’BRIEN DIED 2. NOV. 2006 DIED 91 YEARS
546: Sr. Gemma O’Dwyer died April 16, 1987 aged 53 yrs
545: SR. CATHERINE FITZGERALD DIED 5. SEPT. 2006 AGED 87 YEARS
544: SR. EDMUND SHEEHY DIED OCT. 7 1986 AGED 93 YRS.
543: SR. GENMA O’SULLIVAN DIED 31 MAY 2006 AGED 87 YEARS
542: SR. MARY PHILOMENA MC ELLIGOTT DIED MARCH 30, 1986 AGED 76 YRS
541: SR. ANGELA BUCKLEY DIED 7 MAY 2006 AGED 88 YEARS
540: SR. MARY MURPHY O’CONNOR DIED JAN. 23. 1986 AGED 88 YRS.
539: SR. CANICE O’CONNELL DIED 16 MARCH 2006 DIED 91 YEARS
538: SR. BASIL HALPIN DIED 17 FEB. 1985 DIED 65 YRS.
537: SR. ZITA BUCKLEY DIED 23 AUG. 2005 AGED 87 YEARS
536: SR. FINBARR MURPHY DIED 23 OCT. 1984 AGED 80 YRS.
535: SR. DANIELLE HORGAN DIED 12 JUNE 2005 AGED 87 YEARS
534: An tSúir Maire Brid Nic a’Bháird, a Cailleagh ar an 13ú Lá Mí na Nollaig 1983, aois 71
533: SR. JOHN BOSCO O’RIORDAN DIED 24 JAN2005 AGED 87 YRS
532: SR. PAULINE LENIHAN DIED 1 FEB. 1983 AGED 79 YRS
531: SR. PIUS SINGLETON DIED 11 JAN 2005 AGED 89 YRS
530: SR. JAMES WALSHE DIED 17 JAN. 1983 AGED 88 YRS.
529: SR. MARIE GONHEADY DIED 17 SEPT. 2004 AGED 87 YRS
528: SR. AUGUSTINE O’DONOGHUE DIED 31 OCT. 1982 AGED 86 YRS.
527: SR. CARMEL HAYES DIED 13 JUNE 2004 AGED 84 YRS
526: SR. ELIZABETH M C SWEENEY DIED 6 SEPT. 1982 AGED 79 YRS.
525: SR. FINTAN McAULIFFE DIED 10 JAN 2004 AGED 83 YRS
524: SR. HELENA GOUENEY DIED 17 MARCH 1982 AGED 89 YRS.
523: SR. MICHAEL O’CONNOR DIED 19 NOV. 2003 AGED 92 YRS.
522: SR. TERESA O’DONOGHUE DIED 12 AUG. 1981 AGED 88 YRS.
521: SR. EDWARD O’DONOGHUE DIED 9 JUNE 2003 AGED 89 YRS
520: SR. JAMES FITZGERALD DIED 28 FEB. 1981 AGED 70 YRS.
519: SR. EMMANUEL HEGARTY DIED 8 OCT. 1973 AGED 61 YRS.
518: SR. BENEDICT CRONIN DIED 9 JAN 2000 AGED 83 YRS.
517: SR. EDNA COLEMAN DIED 3 SEPTEMBER 1972 AGED 56 YEARS
516: SR. MARIE CELINE SHORTALL DIED 16 JULY 1999 AGED 85 YRS.
515: SR. RITA O’CONNELL DIED 9 NOVEMBER 1971 AGED 61 YEARS
514: SR. EVANGELIST DALY DIED 30 MAY 1999 AGED 87 YRS
513: SR. LELIA RUTLEDGE DIED JAN 15. 1971 DIED 79 YEARS
512: SR. ISABELLE GAVIN DIED 2 APRIL 1999 DIED 84 YRS.
511: SR. STANISLAUS WICKHAM DIED MAY 18 1970 AGED 79 YEARS
510: SR. THERESE MURPHY DIED 11 FEB. 1999 AGED 83 YRS.
509: SR. MARTIN FITZGERALD DIED JAN. 13. 1969. AGED 78 YEARS
508: SR. GENEVIEVE MAGUIRE DIED 25 JAN. 1999 AGED 86 YRS.
507: SR. MARGARET MELODY WHO DIED 24 MAY 1967 AGED 68 YEARS
506: SR. MARY JO MURPHY DIED 6 JAN 1999 DIED 82 YRS.
505: SR. ANNIE O’LEARY WHO DIED 4 AUGUST 1966 AGED 67 YEARS
504: SR. REGIS FITZGERALD DIED 6 DEC 1998 AGED 82 YRS.
503: SR. PHILOMENA O’RIORDAN WHO DIED 26 JULY 1963 AGED 70 YEARS
502: SR. MARIE EDITH BAKER DIED 12 NOV. 1998 AGED 94 YRS.
501: SR. JOSEPH M C CARTHY WHO DIED 15 OCT. 1960 AGED 78 YEARS
500: SR. PAUL CASEY DIED 21 AUG. 1998 AGED 84 YRS.
499: SR. PETER O’MAHONY WHO DIED 1. JUNE 1956 AGED 80 YEARS
498: SR. VINCENT MULCAHY DIED 7 JULY 1998 AGED 76 YRS.
497: SR. FRANCIS DONOVAN DIED 13 JUNE 1954 aged 75 yrs
496: SR. VINCENT MC SWEENEY DIED 10 APRIL 1998 AGED 93 YRS.
495: SR. ST. MARIE THERESE O’CONNELL DIED 13 JUNE 1948 AGED 41 YEARS
494: SR. NORA HARTNETT DIED 23 FEB 1998 AGED 63 YRS.
493: Sr. Agnes O’Flaherty died 31 March 1944 aged 74 years
492: SR. DECLAN COTTER DIED 13 NOV 1997 AGED 87 YRS
491: Sr. St. Monica Cunningham 18th February 1942 aged 29 years
490: SR. MARY NOEL SCANLAN DIED 2 AUG 1997 AGED 89 YRS.
489: SR. ST. CATHERINE O’SULLIVAN DIED 3 RD DECEMBER 1939 AGED 60
488: SR. CONSILIA QUINN DIED 24 JUNE 1997 AGED 85 YRS
487: SR ST JEAN CARPENTIER WHO DIED 8 APRIL 1918, AGED 64
486: SR. MARY MAGDALEN FOLEY DIED 25. SEPT. 1949 AGED 80 YEARS
485: SR. ANTHONY COLEMAN DIED 12. MAY 1977 AGED 93 YEARS
484: SR. BEATRICE FOLEY DIED 3. MAY 1948 AGED 76 YEARS RESET IN PEACE
483: SR. ST. ITA MANGAN DIED 3RD MARCH, 1926 AGED 28 YEARS.
482: SR. LEONE REDMOND DIED 23 MAR. 2000 AGED 90 YRS.
481 SR ST. CELSUS RIORDAN DIED 3 RD JANUARY 1941 AGED 34 YEARS
480: SR. ITA M C SWEENEY DIED 17 MAY 2000 AGED 90 YRS.
479: Sr. St. Kieran Daly died 9th March 1942 aged 29 years
478: SR. STEPHANIE PURCELL DIED 23 JUNE 2000 AGED 82 YRS
477: Sr. Martha O’Sullivan died 14th March 1948 aged 60 years
476: SR. GERALD FITZGERALD DIED 2 JULY 2000 AGED 86 YRS
475: SR. PATRICK LUCEY WHO DIED 1. FEB. 1953 AGED 74 YEARS
474: SR. EITHNE M c CARTHY DIED 27 DEC. 2000 AGED 81 YRS
473: SR. ELIZABETH RASCOUSSIER WHO DIED 5 AUG. 1955 AGED 77 YEARS
472: Sr. Cornelius Crowley who died 11 Jan 2001 aged 84
471: SR. BONAVENTURE KISSANE WHO DIED 1 SEPT. 1958 AGED 71 YEARS.
470: SR. BRENDAN SCOLLARD DIED 4 TH MARCH 2001 AGED 88 YRS.
469: SR. BRIDGET MC INTOSH WHO DIED 31 MAY 1961 AGED 80 YEARS
468: SR. MARY LUNT DIED 13TH MARCH 2001 AGED 95 YRS.
467: Sr. Savior O’Donovan died 25th Sept 1964 aged 60 years
466: SR. MARY PETER WEEDLE DIED 17 TH MARCH 2001 AGED 85 YRS
465: SR. ITA SPILLANE WHO DIED 12 NOVEMBER 1966 AGED 79 YEARS
464: SR. THOMAS GILMORE DIED 17TH APRIL 2001 AGED 87 YRS
463: SR. GERARD FOLEY WHO DIED 12 MARCH 1968 AGED 56 YEARS
462: SR. MONICA KELLY DIED 30 TH DEC. 2001 AGED 81 YRS.
461: SR. AGNES HAYES DIED DEC, 17 1969 AGED 77 YEARS
460: SR. CECILIA CRONIN DIED 3 AUG. 2002 AGED 84 YRS.
459: Sr. Malachy Bruen died 21 November 1970 aged 79 years
458: SR. MARIE NOEL FITZGERALD DIED 26 AUG. 2002 AGED 87 YRS.
457: SR. JOSEPH HARTY DIED SEPT. 25. 1971 AGED 74 YEARS
456: SR. ANNE MARIE O’CONNOR DIED 12 SEPT. 2002 AGED 83 YRS.
455: SR. PATRICIA CLARK C DIED 20 AUGUST 1972 AGED 73 YEARS
454: SR. MADELEINE LUCEY DIED 26 NOV. 2002 AGED 92 YRS.
453: SR. AGATHA O’SULLIVAN DIED 17 JUNE 1972 AGED 76 YRS.
452: SR. BERNARD CASEY DIED 12 DEC. 2002 AGED 85 YRS.
451: SR. KEVIN DOWLING DIED 24 APRIL 1974 AGED 79 YRS
450: SR. MARGARET MARY CORBETT DIED 13 DEWC. 2002 AGED 90 YRS
449: SR. DOROTHY O’SULLIVAN DIED 19 MARCH 1976 AGED 85 YRS.
448: SR. ITA CARROLL DIED 21 FEB. 2003 AGED 88 YRS.
447: SR. AMBROSE SHEEHY DIED 12 JAN 1978 AGED 80 YRS.
446: SR. GOBNAIT O’CONNELL DIED 14 DEC. 2002 AGED 84 YRS.
445: SR. MAGDALEN O’CALLAGHAN DIED 17 FEB. 1979 AGED 89 YRS
444: SR. RITA MURPHY DIED 25 FEB. 2003 AGED 84 YRS.
443: SR. BERNADETTE LINEHAN DIED 20 AUG. 1979 AGED 73 YRS.
442: SR. THEOPHANE MURPHY DIED 16 APRIL 2003 AGED 89 YRS.
441: SR. ROSE HANEFY DIED 25 JAN. 1980 AGED 85 YRS.
440: SR. ITA O’CONNOR DIED 2 JUNE 2003 AGED 64 YRS.
439: SR. BERNARD GALVIN DIED 17 OCT. 1980 AGED 89 YRS
*** Indicates Not a nun. There are three burials in the nuns plot that are nuns, and these are:
- Michael McGrath was the wonderfully popular Gardener for decades in Drishane and he was buried in the Nuns’ Cemetery …. not along the main row…more nearer the hedge. I remember him from my youth. – S.R.
- Mary Teehan was a Dublin woman who was a nun for a number of years. She left the order and worked in the Catholic Communications Institute in Booterstown, Dublin. She used to come to Drishane every year for her holidays. She was immensely popular with everyone and some of the nuns used call her “Lady May”. It was her desire always, to be buried in Drishane. – L.F.
- Marta del Valle was from Puerto Rico. She died in Texas. Her sister is an Infant Jesus Sister in Ballymun, Dublin where she runs the Aisling Project for disadvantaged children. Possibly her ashes are interred here in Drishane? Here is her obituary: Marta Rosa del Valle, 59, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 15, 2013. Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis of Assisi in Grapevine, Texas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Lucas Funeral Home, 701 W. Wall St., Grapevine, with rosary at 7 p.m. Marta was born June 12, 1953, in Puerto Rico to Jose del Valle and Dolores Garcia. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Quico del Valle. Survivors: Her sister, Magdalena del Valle (infant Jesus sister); nephews, Rafael del Valle and wife, Danni, and Sergio del Valle.
(An article on Sr Malen del Valle is included below)
- John Whooley (July 7th 1898 at Enniskeane – March 20th 1956 at Nazareth House) was a ploughman/gardener from Courtmacsherry (?or Enniskeane) who worked in Drishane for many years.The Drishane sisters maintain his grave which is in the second row of graves to the right inside the main gate. Its the third grave, about a metre wide by two metres long.  
Sr. Malen del Valle IJS
On 18th April 2012 Sr. Malen del Valle IJS was presented with this award in recognition of her work with the Aisling Project, which supports young people’s education through its innovative after-school programmes in Ballymun. “Magdalena del Valle (abbreviated to Malen) was born in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Islands. She grew up in a family of four, with two brothers and a sister and as a child enjoyed swimming, basketball and scout activities. She attended the Sacred Heart Convent School and enjoys meeting up with friends when she revisits her homeland.
At age seventeen Magdalena moved to Spain to live with her grandmother and to attend university. While there she came into contact with the Infant Jesus Sisters and, following graduation, joined the Infant Jesus Sisters taking the name Sister Malen. The next few years were spent teaching in Madrid, working as a School Principal in Bembibre, a mining town in the north of Spain, and subsequently running an after-school project in Barcelona. Sr. Malen then moved to Liverpool where she worked with a young team in collaboration with the Christian Brothers and ran retreats for secondary school students. Some years later she came to Ireland and started a similar project ‘Challenge for Life’. This work involved running retreats in schools all over Ireland.
In 1997, during a parish mission in Ballymun, one of the Principals of St. Joseph’s School asked Sr. Malen to initiate a service for local children who had dropped out of school. The Aisling Project began in a flat provided by Dublin City Council. It was prepared by volunteers and furnished by generous donations.
There are now five individual Projects operating in Ballymun. The main aims of the Aisling Project are to prevent early school leaving, to benefit the
community and to advance education by running an after-school intervention project for children at risk. This intervention provides purposeful activity including drama, music and swimming. The projects
take place Monday to Thursday 2.30pm to 6.00pm with a full three-week Summer Project during the month of July each year. The programme is
designed around the interests, needs and learning of the young people involved in the project.”
In her acceptance speech Malen paid tribute to all who have made this Aisling project possible over the years. [ijs]
SR. EILISH AHERN (Clontarf and formerly of Drishane Convent and Ballyhooly, Co. Cork): On June 19, 2003, peacefully, at the Mater Hospital, following a short illness. Sadly missed by her Community and all Infant Jesus Sisters, brother Dan, sister-in- law Mary, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephew, relatives and a wide circle of friends. Rest in peace. Requiem Mass today (Saturday) at 10am in St. John the Baptist Church, Clontarf and thence to the Church of the Nativity, Ballyhooly for 4pm Mass. Burial immediately afterwards in adjoining cemetery. – The Irish Examiner 21 June 2003 
BEASLEY (Cork and Ballybunion, Co Kerry): Peacefully, on January 22, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Convent, Model Farm Road, SR. ENDA (JOSIE), Infant Jesus Sisters. Sadly missed by her Community, nephews, cousins, relatives, staff at St. Joseph’s and friends.
Reception prayers at 5pm on Friday evening in the Church of The Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11am on Saturday. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
O’SULLIVAN (Cloughduv, Co. Cork and Japan) : On December 17, 2013, peacefully in her 102nd year at St. Joseph’s Convent, Model Farm Road, SR. PASCHAL(Jennie), Infant Jesus Sister (Drishane). Sadly missed by her loving Community, nephews Tim, John, Michael and Jim, nieces Anne, Bids and Angela, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces, extended family relatives and friends.
Reception prayers on Wednesday evening at 5pm at Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet. [read more …] “Death Notice: Sr. Paschal, Infant Jesus Sister”
Removal at 6.45pm today, Friday, from Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery.
The death has occurred on Saturday, December 17, 2011 of Sr Josephine HEALY of Singapore and Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane, Cork. Late of Castle Street, Tralee. Requiem Mass at 11am today, Monday, in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery.
The death has occurred on Thursday, October 06, 2011 of Sr Margaret TARRANT of Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Drishane Drimoleague, Cork. Late of New Street, Killarney. Unexpectedly, at the Cork University Hospital. Sr Margaret, I.J. St. Joseph’s, Model Farm Road. Reception prayers at 5.30pm tomorrow, Sunday, in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11am on Monday. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery.
The death has occurred (peacefully) at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital on Thursday, May 19, 2011 of Sr. Helen WYNNE, Infant Jesus Sister, of Tralee, Co. Kerry and Drishane Convent, Millstreet, Cork. Deeply regretted by her loving community, relatives and many friends. Lying in repose at the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road, of Jerh O’Connor Ltd. Rosary tomorrow, Sunday evening, at 5pm. Reception Prayers on Monday at 6.30pm in St. John’s Church, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane, Millstreet. “May she rest in peace”.
The death has occurred on Saturday, April 09, 2011 of Sr Helen FALVEY (Infant Jesus Sisters) of Lissivane East, Milltown, Kerry. Requiem Mass today, Monday, at 12.30pm in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.
The National Archives of Singapore have published a synopsis of an oral interview with Sr Damien Murphy (Also known as Sr Peggy), a Drishane Sister who trained in Drishane and worked in Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, before retiring to St Josephs in Cork. She gives her own story as well as bits and pieces of other Drishane nuns.
… Still ‘altogether’. Most of the Sisters in St Joseph’s have Alzheimer’s or have had a stroke. Eleven or 12 retired Infant Jesus Sisters live in St Joseph’s. All entered the convent at Drishane. Started for the missions. Most entered knowing they were going ‘foreign’ to the missions. Still had enough Sisters to run the boarding school at Drishane…
The death has occurred on Monday, September 06, 2010 of Sr Gertrude (Dympna) FINN of The Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane, Millstreet, Cork. At St Joseph’s, Model Farm Road, Cork. Late of Lower Cork Street, Mitchelstown, Malaysia, Weybridge, Surrey and Tralee. Reception Prayers at 7pm this Tuesday evening in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehys Cross. Requiem Mass at 11am tomorrow, Wednesday. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.
SCANNELL (Cork) Aug. 29, 2010, (peacefully) at St. Joseph’s, Model Farm Road, Cork, Sr. Joan (Infant Jesus Sisters Drishane), (late of Rathcormac and Dromcollogher); deeply regretted by her sisters Sr. Maureen and Sr. Réidín, niece, nephews, relatives, friends and Community. Reception Prayers at 6 o’c. today (Monday) inhe Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross Cork. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11 o’c. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.