21st June, 2001


Dear Editor,
I have obtained your name and address from the Cork Telephone Directory.
I am trying to trace any Byrne relatives in Cork where my great grandfather, Mr. Byrne ran a Drapery business in the 'Queens Old Castle'.
His daughter, Anne M. Byrne, born in 1833 married William Sheehan O'Brien in 1854, she died in 1900. Anne and William were my grandparents and lived at 9 Charlemont Terrace, off Wellington Road, Cork. They had 14 children of whom number 13 was my father, Andrew.
If the above information can help me trace any relatives or indeed my roots then I would be very grateful.
Any information can be forwarded to me at the following address.

Thanking you.
Anthony O'Brien,
3 Watersmeet, Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 OHU, England.


Dear Michael,
About 'Funeral Arrangements'…..in my experience it is the family who make the actual arrangements, taking into account travel arrangements of relatives who aren't living locally while the distance from church to cemetery must also be acknowledged. Also weddings take priority over funerals.
O.A.P. Douglas,
(Name & Address with editor).


Dear Michael,
Douglas people everywhere will want to send get well wishes to Kit O'Donovan of St. Columbas Terrace. Kit is a popular lady, co-ordinator, facilitator and director of so many voluntary occasions. Her
most recent of course being the party she organised to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Fr. Liam O'Regan's ordination, which you so kindly covered in last weeks edition.
Kit's many friends in Oscail, Camogie circles and the Minister of the Eucharist team wish her a speedy recovery.
From one of her many friends.
(Name and address with editor)


Dear Michael,

As promised Cork Cork Corporation put flower tubs at the end of Well Road and at the entrance to Douglas East.
I would like to acknowledge the commitment of those who volunteered for the Street Sweep on Wednesday and Saturday and some who help on both occasions..
I am informed by John O 'Sullivan O Sullivans Bar that the flower boxes and hanging baskets are ready to make an appearance soon.
Congratulations to the Bohemian Bar on their flower boxes which look very well and to Barrys Bar which has flower boxes all year .
A noticeable improvement has taken place on the entrance to Douglas on the Carrigaline Old School road and the entrance to the Community park at Church Street which is thanks to Sean Fitzgerald ,Kevin Donovan and John Fitzgerald .
The Grange Heights residents did an excellent clean up on Saturday last ,which was preceded by Cork County Council earlier in the week cutting hedges on the Grange Road.
I would like to see a large number of flower boxes on both East and West Village .I am aware that some buildings may not lend themselves suitable, however do what you can to ensure that when the results and marks are made available September next that we all can be proud of our efforts during these months.
Finally new people are needed to help with the Street Sweep on Wednesday and Saturday meeting at the Community Centre.
The Committee would like to have representatives from every club and organisation in the Douglas area.

Is mise le meas,

Sean O'Riordan Chairman ,
Douglas Tidy Towns Committee .