Saturday night leaving 21 head of cattle to feed for the winter. I was standing listening at
The Court in Macroom came in January 1921.
Willie Kelleher (Broker) risked
taking them to Macroom. Two daughters who had got a room in the hospital, they had to call for the other who was with her mother in the country and found Nelie O'Leary
(cousin) waiting in the road. He would not let them go alone. Willie said they would not go the main road, they would not be safe so he took them across Mushera into Masseytown and the Courthouse. Mulcahy wanted to get out of it, but the youngest daughter, medical student, stood up in the middle of the enquiry and asked to be sworn. She swore on the RIC
and the Black and from other drivers judge said the RIC
Tans, she saw them breaking in and going for the hacksaw. I had this and people who were in the court. There was not another word. The and the Black and Tans were guilty of both the house and farm. That
evidence saved Millstreet, no other house was attacked and no
Millstreet and the farmers should
thank her. Mulcahy then had to day and go to the hospital every to keep fairly quiet.
more hay was burned. admit that the Linehans night to sleep for a long
Nov. 22nd it was decided to give the RIC and the Tans their lesson. The town was all taken up by our Volunteers. Captain Paddy McCarthy (was) a member of Commandant Dan Vaughan's North Cork Brigade who were going north that night on their own work. Paddy McCarthy asked permission to go to Millstreet instead that night. He passed another old friend cycling down the Black Road alone with his rifle on his back. He came and was put in charge of the big company in Mill Lane. He was at the corner of the house with his rifle when the RIC and Tans were leaving a nearby pub. They fired and shot him dead. The body was moved quickly and was gone before they came searching. They raged all over
Mill Lane, turned out all the people.
thought of saying it night. Paddy (RIP) funeral went by bye after the Truce. One Clonfert. I was there
a bag of
saw traces of blood a girl had the good of season) some fellows had caught that Gortavehy, before dawn, next a silent him to Kilcrumper where he was until public funeral bringing him to his own at
What brought him to his death in Millstreet? There was a generations old relationship between the McCarthys and the Linehans, both families were old stock and he came to avenge them. God rest his soul. Some people never forget their own.
Denis Murphy asked me to write this in his own words. I have done my best.
Ellie O'Sullivan, now San Francisco."