Knocknagoshel Nov 16

Baranarig wood monument: On Sunday next November 17 a monument in memory of those who were killed or injured in Baranarig wood on March 6, 1923 in a trap mine at Baranarig wood wil be unveiled. All were members of the Free State Army at the time in which was the last few months of a tragic civil war. The monument erected by Knocknagoshel Fine Gael Club will be unveiled by Minister Jimmy Deenihan TD, at 2pm. Those attending the unveiling at Talbot’s Bridge are reminded they can park their cars at the Willie Walsh Memorial Park, car park. The following are the names of the dead and injured on that day, Lieut Paddy Pats O’Connor , Castleisland , Captain Michael Dunne, Dublin, Captain Edward Joseph Stapleton, Dublin, Private Michael Galvin , Killarney , Private Laurence O’Connor , Causeway. All the above were killed instantly and Private Joe O’Brien, Dublin was seriously injured .The Monument was designed by Sculptor Noel O’Connor, Caherlane , Abbeyfeale. The foundation was laid by Richie Walsh, Knocknagoshel and Den Joe O’Connor, Brosna, with Jerh Long, Gortroe doing the stonework.

Baranarig wood monument: On Sunday next November 17 a monument in memory of those who were killed or injured in Baranarig wood on March 6, 1923 in a trap mine at Baranarig wood wil be unveiled. All were members of the Free State Army at the time in which was the last few months of a tragic civil war. The monument erected by Knocknagoshel Fine Gael Club will be unveiled by Minister Jimmy Deenihan TD, at 2pm. Those attending the unveiling at Talbot’s Bridge are reminded they can park their cars at the Willie Walsh Memorial Park, car park. The following are the names of the dead and injured on that day, Lieut Paddy Pats O’Connor , Castleisland , Captain Michael Dunne, Dublin, Captain Edward Joseph Stapleton, Dublin, Private Michael Galvin , Killarney , Private Laurence O’Connor , Causeway. All the above were killed instantly and Private Joe O’Brien, Dublin was seriously injured .The Monument was designed by Sculptor Noel O’Connor, Caherlane , Abbeyfeale. The foundation was laid by Richie Walsh, Knocknagoshel and Den Joe O’Connor, Brosna, with Jerh Long, Gortroe doing the stonework.

IFA ELECTION: Virtual round the clock canvassing for the upcoming IFA election is now in progress in this district. Leading the charge are James Keane, Ballabawn and Billl O’Sullivan, Ballinacartin who accompanied by Hugh Goulding of County Meath are scouring votes for Presidential candidate Eddie Downey, also from county Meath. A native of Glasnanoon , Lyreacrompane , Hugh left with his parents in the early 1960s to take up a Land Commission farm in the royal county. Prior to leaving Hugh attended Lyreacrompane national school where his teachers were the late Mary Nolan and the late Dermott Hanniffin. Among the classmates he recalled in his class were Mary and Tom Quill and Billy The Busker Mc Kenna. Hugh was delighted to learn The Busker would be figuring in the upcoming Knocknagoshel Then and Now.

CEMETRIES: November is the month for remembering the dead and it’s refreshing to see relatives visiting the graves in the two local cemeteries Knockane and St Mary’s especially at weekends.

REPLAY: Bob Stack Park, Ballybunion , is the venue on Sunday next for the replay of the first round North Kerry, senior football championship game between Knocknagoshel and St Senans.

ATHLETICS: Congratulations to James Doran, Corkline, on his recent racing success .

WEATHER: With land virtually swimming most cattle have been housed. After a late spring a glorious summer followed which was badly needed and some excellent hay and silage was harvested. This is in sharp contrast to last year when a big shortfall occurred and imported fodder cost a bomb payment for which in many instances was put on the long finger.