Death Notice: Peggy Keane

65Launch of The Bard in Millstreet 18 August 2012-800KEANE (Wilton Road) on November 5th 2016 peacefully at her residence, Margaret (Peggy) Christina (nee O’Sullivan) (late of College Road and Ovens) beloved wife of the late Diarmuid and loving mother of Gerardine (Margaret), John, Barry and the late Jeremiah and Michael and dear sister of Eileen, Betsy, Mary and the late Sonny, Nora and Paddy and grandmother of the late Cormac and Paschal. Sadly missed by her loving family, son-in-law Michael, daughters-in-law Pauline and Louise, grandchildren Emmet, Ashling, Eoin, Odran, Darragh, Dena, James and Ella, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Lying in repose at her residence from 5.00pm on Monday, followed by removal at 8.00pm to The Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehys Cross. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 1.00pm. Funeral afterwards to St. John’s Cemetery, Ovens.

Peggy was the granddaughter of The Bard (Seán Riobaird O Súilleabháin), and gave a speech at the launch of the book “The Bard” in 2012 at Millstreet GAA Hall.
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Wonderfully Impressive Tribute to “The Bard” at Mushera on Sunday

Blessed with perfect weather on Sunday at 2pm a most impressive ceremony was held at Mushera - near The Kerryman's Table - honouring the famous "Bard" with the unveiling of a magnificent plaque. We recorded the very historic event for LTV2 Millstreet and for Cork Music Station. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Blessed with perfect weather on Sunday, 14th August 2016 at 2pm a most impressive ceremony was held at Mushera – near The Kerryman’s Table – honouring the famous “Bard” with the unveiling of a magnificent plaque. A minute’s silence took place during the splendid ceremony for the late Tom Goggin.  We recorded the very historic event for LTV2 Millstreet and for Cork Music Station. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

5Unveiling of splendid monument to The Bard at Mushera -6006Unveiling of splendid monument to The Bard at Mushera -6001Unveiling of splendid monument to The Bard at Mushera -6002Unveiling of splendid monument to The Bard at Mushera -600A number of excellent speeches were delivered and refreshments were later served at Kilcorney.  We shall share lots more images later. [read more …] “Wonderfully Impressive Tribute to “The Bard” at Mushera on Sunday”

Unveiling of a Monument to the ‘Bard’

Book - The Bard - front coverUNVEILING OF A MONUMENT TO ‘THE BARD’ AT 2PM ON SUNDAY, 14TH AUGUST AT THE KERRYMANS TABLE ON THE BUTTER ROAD IN AUBANE

Seán Riobaird O Súilleabháin was the acknowledged leader of the Land War in the North Cork area. He was universally known as ‘the Bard’ though he was not a poet but the nickname was taken from the Irish of name, Riobaird. He played such a distinctive role that he had to have a recognisable nickname.

He was born in Glenleigh, Kilcorney on the 4th of February 1852 and became involved in the Land War in the late 1870s when the Land League was leading the struggle for tenant farmers’ rights. Because of his courage and daring in the Land War he quickly became a hero to the people but public enemy number one for the authorities in North Cork.

His wife, Ellen O Mullane was a devoted wife and partner in his struggles. They lived in a house supplied by the Land League in Glantane East.

With constant harassment and convictions the authorities were determined to remove him from the leadership but could not do so in his native area as no jury would convict him… [read more …] “Unveiling of a Monument to the ‘Bard’”

Monument to the Bard

2012-06-21 Aubane Historical Society - The Bard, Seán Riobaird O Súilleabháin - book coverSean Riobaird O Suilleabhain was the acknowledged leader of the struggle for the land in this part of the country in the late 19th century. He was known far and wide as ‘The Bard.’ For his efforts he was sentenced to 24 years hard labour but he survived it and became a national hero during his lifetime and afterwards.

He was born in Glenleigh and is buried in Old Kilcorney. It is very appropriate therefore the Kilcorney Historical Society are planning to erect a monument to him and his wife Ellen Mullane at their former home in Knocknakilla near the Millstreet Country park.

A meeting to initiate the project will be held at 7.30pm in the Social Centre Kilcorney on Saturday 23rd August. All are welcome.

“The Bard” Tour Tomorrow Beginning at 1.00 p.m.

Sunday, 25th August 2013, 1pm – 5pm

Remembering “The Bard”

North Cork’s Leader in the Land War 1881-1891

A guided tour of the places associated with the life and times of Seán Riobaird

Ó  Súilleabháin.  From Millstreet, to Ballinatona, Macroom, Mount Massy, Mushera, Knocknakilla, Kerryman’s Table, Old Kilcorney Cemetery, etc.

 

Begins at the West End Car Park, Millstreet  at 1pm.

All Welcome

10 per head

Further information from author Barry Keane 

Email: bkeanefg @yahoo.com     Tel: 087-7903436

Sponsored by

The Aubane Historical Society

Launch of “The Bard” by Barry Keane in Millstreet on 18th Aug. 2012

Pictured at the official launch of “The Bard” in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall on Saturday, 18th August 2012.   Included is (from left) John Sheehan, Aubane Social Club, Barry Keane (Author supreme), Cllr. Joe Kavanagh, Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork City and his wife.   Also included are Barry’s mother and his aunts.  (S.R.)

It was one of the most uplifting book launches Millstreet has ever witnessed.   Author Barry Keane delivered an outstanding witty speech and the splendid words shared by his mother and aunts hugely impressed the capacity audience. Historian/author Jack Lane [read more …] “Launch of “The Bard” by Barry Keane in Millstreet on 18th Aug. 2012″

New Book: The Bard – Seán Riobaird O Súilleabháin

The Aubane Historical Society will be launching their latest book entitled “The Bard – Seán Riobaird O Súilleabháin” in the library on Saturday 18th August at 8pm. The Bard was a myhtical figure in Millstreet’s history and this is the first account of his life. It’s a great story, and is written by his great grandson Barry Keane. Tea and biscuits will be served in the GAA club afterwards.

From the back cover: John Robert O Sullivan made Millstreet famous during the Land War. His fight with the landlords and land agents led to intense repression in Millstreet between 1881 and 1891. At one stage the small town of Millstreet had more than 80 armed police to enforce the law. This book tells the story of his life, the main events of [read more …] “New Book: The Bard – Seán Riobaird O Súilleabháin”