The death has occurred of Peggy Collins (née O’Byrne), Lower Road and formerly of Church Street, Newmarket, Co Cork.
Collins. Newmarket. On September 22, 2021, peacefully, in the excellent care of the staff of Kanturk Community Hospital, Peggy (née O’Byrne), Lower Road and formerly of Church Street, beloved wife of Con (Corney) and dear mam of Anna and sister of the late Dola and Bernie. Deeply mourned by her loving husband, daughter, brothers Fr. Paddy, Kevin and Billy, and her beloved sister Marie (Winters), nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
May she rest in peace.
Visitation from 6pm to 8pm on Friday evening in O’Reilly’s Funeral Home. Peggy’s Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10am in St. Mary’s Church, Newmarket and will be livestreamed on the Newmarket and Taur Parish Facebook page. Church capacity limited to 50%. Funeral afterwards to Clonfert Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Kanturk Community Hospital. Messages of sympathy may be placed on the Condolences link HERE.
The schedule of events for this weekend’s Féile Chomórtha 1916 in Kanturk is on the poster (click to see it full size)
Of local note, Jack lane will give two history talks, and Fr. Seán Tucker will give another, all on Saturday morning / afternoon.
“The 1918 Election – the ignored centenary” by Jack Lane: The result of the 1918 Election and the Government’s response to the result was the main factor that led to the War of Independence yet it does not feature as an event that is included in the decade of commemorations. It is treated as a footnote in history. This talk seeks to put that election in its true perspective. Jack Lane is a member of the Aubane Historical Society which has published a large number of publications on Irish history.
“The Irish Bulletin, the daily paper of the Irish Government, 1919-1921” by Jack Lane: This publication was a vital part of the War of Independence but has never been reprinted and hardly features in the history of the period though it is about the most informative record of the war. This talk is an introduction to the paper which the Aubane Historical Society began reprinting and 3 volumes are now in print. They will be available at a special rate at the Féile.