Welcome to the Captain Francis O’Neill memorial website Tralibane, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland

We are a dedicated committee from the parish near O’Neill’s native home place of Tralibane, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland who have erected a life-size bronze monument depicting Captain Francis O’Neill playing a flute as a memorial.

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Tunes and songs picked up from his parents and visiting musicians at the family home in West Cork that were to form the basis of one of the most remarkable collections of Irish music, published in the early years of the last century.
The Music of Ireland (1903), was compiled and edited in Chicago by O’Neill (1848-1936).

News and Events are listed below:

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Mid Summer Dance 2014

Mid-Summer Open Air Dance

at

The O Neill Monument

In Tralibane

on

Saturday June 21st 2014 @8:30pm

Music by Tim Joe & Ann

If the weather is unsuitable for open air dancing it will be held in Caheragh Community Hall

All are Welcome

Proceeds in Aid of the Capt. F.O’Neill Fund

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Presentation from The Mary Daly & The Ireland America Funds

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Tribute to the late Theresa Cadogan R.I.P.

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Ceili 21st March 2014

CEILI & OLD TIME
IN
CAHERAGH COMMUNITY HALL
On Friday 21st March 2014
 
MUSIC BY
The Breens
STARTING @ 9.30.P.M.

ADMISSION (INCLUDING TEA) €10.
PROCEEDS IN AID OF THE CAPTAIN F. O’NEILL FUND

ALL ARE WELCOME
wwwfrancisoneill.ie
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Timmy McCarthy speaks about Captain O’Neill

Timmy McCarthy tells the story of Captain Francis O’Neill at the monument erected by the dedicated committee. This event took place during the Chief O’Neill Festival which was held in Bantry in August 2013

 

Timmy McCarthy talks about Captain O\’Neill

 

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Ceili for November

CEILI & OLD TIME
IN
CAHERAGH COMMUNITY HALL

ON FRI. NOVEMBER 1st. 2013

MUSIC BY
TIM JOE & ANN.
STARTING @ 9.30.P.M.

ADMISSION (INCLUDING TEA) €10.
PROCEEDS IN AID OF THE CAPTAIN F. O’NEILL FUND

ALL ARE WELCOME
wwwfrancisoneill.ie
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Tribute to Greta Foley (Nee McCarthy)



The Captain Francis O’Neill Memorial Co want to pay  tribute to the late Greta Foley R.I.P. of Goshen N.Y. and late of Gortnascreena  Drimoleague whose first Anniversary is coming up on November 8th.2013.
Greta never forgot her native parish of Caheragh. She visited it almost every year and never  missed out on any family celebration or parish event during her fifty years in the States.
Greta lived life to it fullest. She was a leader and an inspiration to many. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, nana, teacher, mentor, and friend. She will be forever loved and missed by her husband Thomas her sons John & Thomas,,her  daughters, Shioban and Colette her son-in-law Kevin her grandchildren Peyton and Juliet. Her sisters,  Marie, Noreen,  Catherine, & Cecilia her  in -laws and extended family.
The Captain Francis O’Neill Memorial Co. want to extend their deepest sympathy to the Foley Family on the death of Greta. And also to sympathise with her sisters Catherine and Cecilia who are both directors of the Captain F. O’Neill Co.
Greta was a great supporter of the O’Neill Co. she was instrumental in the plan of having a Commemorative Brick in memory of Captain Francis O’Neill on a Wall at the Monument in Tralibane.

Ar dheis De go raibh anaim dilis
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Annual Pattern Day August 25th 2013

Annual Pattern Day 2013
The Annual Pattern Day was held in Tralibane on Sunday August 25th.2013. This year it held to coincide with the Chief O’Neill  Traditional Music Festival in Bantry from August 22nd –25th. The Festival was launched on Thursday evening 22nd. in the Bantry Bay Hotel .It was a most enjoyable evening. The Musicians from the Bantry branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann gave a recital of O’Neill tunes.. Dancers from Bantry gave a selection of step-dances and The John Levis school of dancing danced a set. Followed by a Senior Set-dance. Eugene McSweeny from Ballydehob Recited a poem about O’Neill and then presented it to Chief O’Neill’s Great grand nephews .Tom O’Neill from San Francisco & his cousin Philip O’Neill from Oxford in England.
Both of those gave a speech on their relation to the Great Chief O’Neill.
There was a packed programme of various events over the weekend which was jointly organised by Bantry Development and Tourism Association, and The Captain Francis O’Neill Memorial Company, with the generous help of Comhaltas Ceoiltoiri Eireann and Foras na Gaeilge and
Tom O’Sullivan and Mary Tisdall O’Sullivan

The Pattern Day was held in bright sunshine . People were brought by bus from Bantry to Tralibane Bridge where  the musicians gave a recital of O’Neill’s music and Timmy McCarthy gave the history of Francis O’Neill. A large crowd assembled at Tralibane Bridge and then went on a walk to the O’Neill Monument via O’Neill’s Birth Place in Tralibane. Refreshements were served there and all the walkers ended  up at the open-air platform dancing which was in full swing when they arrived  at the O’Neill Monument. Tim Joe & Ann O’Riordan supplied the music for the pattern dancing which could  be heard all over the Tralibane Valley.
Once again The Comhaltas  group gave recital of O’Neill’s music.
A variety of traditional dances were danced  ending up with the Senior & Junior Waltz Competitions.
The adjudicator was Noreen Motherway from Midleton Co.Cork  A native of Durrus.
The results of the Senior Waltz for the Jackie Shannon Memorial Cup was
1st,Sean Ahern Clonakilty & Mary Hennessy Bantry.
2nd  Denis O’Sullivan   Mealagh Valley & Peggy Downey Bantry.
3rd. Jim & Margaret O’Mahony Kealkil.

Junior Waltz Results for the Nora Cremin Sheild was
1st.Siobhan Daly & Niamh Downey
2nd’Emer & John Downey
3rd. Maeve & Kate O’Shea..

Raffle Results;
Philip O’Neill, Edith Pearce, Jim. Russel, Peggy Downey, Grace O’Riordan, Nora Cremin,
M.O’Shea, Ursula Kingston, Lynn Barry, Nora Cremin, Sarah Bishop, S. Bishop.

Siobhan Daly and Niamh Downey winners of the Junior Waltz (Nora Cremin Shield)

Sean Aherne and Mary Hennessy winners presented by Noreen Motherway ( Judge)

 

Sean Aherne & Mary Hennessy winners of Old Time Waltz , Jackie Shannon Memorial Cup presented by Noreen Motherway(Judge)

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Culture Night 20th Sept 2013

Culture Night

On Friday Sept 20th 2013 at O’Driscoll’s Pub in Aughaville

Music, Song and Dance

All are welcome !!

From the Capt Francis O’ Neill Memorial Company

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The Next upcoming Ceili

Ceili & Old time

On Friday 13th Sept 2013 @ 9:30p.m.
in
Caheragh Community Hall
Music by Jerry Mc Carthy

 

Admission(including tea) €10

All are welcome
Proceeds in aid of the Captain F.O’Neill Fund

 

(note change of date from 6th to the 13th Sept)

Results of Pattern Day Waltz Competition to follow!

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