93rd Kilmichael Ambush Commemorations at Castletownkinneigh

The famous Kilmichael Ambush was commemorated at Castletownkinneigh on Sun 24th Nov 2013. Fr Tom Hayes celebrated the 10:30am Mass, with the local Church Choir providing the music. They were joined by the excellent Sheehan & Galvin families who played some trad tunes. Louis Whyte recited a decade of the rosary at the graveside of the 3 ambush victims, McCarthy, Deasy & O’Sullivan & Jeremiah O’Mahony who died shortly after the ambush. Rúnaí of the Kilmichael/Crossbarry Commemoration Committee Sean Kelleher spoke at the graveside & the pipers played a lament. Everybody adjurned to Cookie O’Callaghan’s Bar for refreshments before heading for the ambush site at Kilmichael. Frank Murphy (Cork GAA) delivered the oration to a sizable crowd. Then it was on to the Parkway Hotel Dunmanway for an evening of bia, caint agus ceoil.

Graveside scene in Castletownkinneigh on Sun. 24th Nov 2013

Graveside scene in Castletownkinneigh on Sun. 24th Nov 2013. Photo: Colum Cronin

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