Monday 24th October 8pm St Mary’s NS
The Owenabue Garden & Flower Club, Carrigaline, will host an illustrated talk by Neil Porteous called “Annesgrove – A Garden Restored ” on Monday 24th October at 8pm. in St. Mary’s NS, Waterpark, Carrigaline. There will be floral and horticulture competitions and a plant sales table. This famous garden in County Cork, planted in the Robinsonian style, has been donated to the state by the Grove family and is currently being rediscovered and revived by the OPW under the supervision of plantsman, Neil Porteous. All are welcome. Visitors: €7.
Tuesday 1st November 7:30pm Parish Hall
Lynda Meiklejohn, Linda Daunt, Iris Hosford and Hilary Warren-Perry are holding a reunion of anyone who was part of the ‘Mothers and Toddlers’ group from 1997 to 2012. This cohort has reached a milestone, many of the toddlers involved are now over 18 and they felt that the time was right to try and re-connect with all the friends made during that time.
Parish Fundraising Auction in February 2023 Items required for this general, not antique only auction includes : Furniture, Pictures, Kitchen ware, Silver, Brass, Garden furniture and implements, Clocks, quality Toys, Jewellery, etc. etc. Please do ensure that any items donated are in good order. Contact Lesley Roberts for further details
Random Notes CDXXXI
Amongst the three hundred and forty-seven inscriptions recorded by R. J. Henchion in his ‘Graveyard Inscriptions of Carrigaline, XVIII, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carrigaline, published in the journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society in 2012, are the following, which by virtue of the interest of their text, or the composition of the inscription, rather than of those they commemorate, are thought by the compiler of this note to be of particular interest.
‘Sacred To the Memory of Rt. Stanley Metcalf of Nt. Shields, England, aged 20 years Engineer on board the Steam Tug “Scottish Chief” of this port, who was drowned while going on board his vessel in the Carrigaline River on the night of Feb, 2nd 1863, in company of Wm. Power and J. Hurley, Both seamen of this place. Erected by his employers Messrs. Savage & Co, of Carrigaline Mills.’
‘The Burial Place of the Beasley Family, who tended this Church from 1872 to 1947. Erected by the Parishioners in grateful recognition of their faithful service.’
‘Erected by James Fitzgibbon in memory of his beloved daughter, Maria Margaret who died June 8th 1880, Aged 3 years & 10 months. “Before Sin could blight or sorrow fade, Death came with friendly care, the opening bud to Heaven conveyed, and bade it blossom there.”. James Fitzgibbon died 21 June 1894 aged 46 years R,I.P., Maria Fitzgibbon, Wife of above James Fitzgibbon, died 18 April 1946, aged 95 years’…..
‘In Memory of Bartholomew Mc Donald, of Ballhamsame, Ballyfeard, Died 10 July 1960 Aged 82 years. All you young men as you pass by, as you are now so once was I. As I am now So you will be, So think of Death, and pray for me. Timmy Mc Donald, his wife Hanoira and family, Ballyhamsame’
‘To the memory of Wm. Moore Hodder of Hoddersfield, Colonel of the North Cork Rifles, who died from a fall from his horse when serving with the Regt. at Ayr, N.B. beloved and lamented, November 20th 1859.’
‘This is the Burying place of Michael O’Brien and Family. Here lieth the body of his wife Elenor O’Brien who departed this life December the 14th 1784, Aged 46 years. Requiescat in Pace. Let Virtues Friends Weep O’er This Mournful Stone, Here the poor parents Loss Bemoan.’
‘Here lieth the Body of Morish Fling who dyed the 2nd of February 1695’
Erected By Daniel & Teade Leahy in memory of their father Michael Leahy died [1804 or 1814] aged 58 years. Requiescat in Pace. Amen. My sledge and hammer lie reclined, my bellows have lost their wind, my coals are burned and my fire decay’d. And in the earth my vice is laid.’
‘In Loving Memory of our father and mother, Michael and Mary Murphy. Erected by their daughters Kate and Minnie 1911. Though far away in foreign land Our thoughts will often stray to the lonely grave in Carrigaline where our father and mother lay.’
‘In Memory of Adelaide Atkins accidentally drowned by the upsetting of a boat on the River Lee, Aug. 27, 1881, Aged 14’
‘In Memory of Benjamin Robt. Atkins of Evergreen House, Cork accidently drowned by the upsetting of a boat on the River lee, Aug. 27, 1881, aged 17. (scripture), Also Eliza Jane Atkins died 25 Aug. 1924, aged 79’
‘In Memory of Kathleen Atkins accidentally drowned by the upsetting of a boat on the River Lee, Aug. 27, 1881, aged 16’
‘In Memory of Thomas Atkins, 1, South Terrace, Cork, accidently drowned by the upsetting of a boat on the River Lee, Aug. 27, 1881, aged 49. In Loving Memory of Diana Mary, widow of Thomas Atkins, Died 6th Aug. 1925, aged 85.’