The Spanish Flu and the First World War remembered in West Cork Church of Ireland parish

On Sunday, 7th October, the centenaries of both the second wave of the ‘Spanish’ Flu and the approach of the end of the First World War were remembered in a remote and fairly neglected graveyard on a hillside, at Maulinward (Meall an Bhaird), in the Parish of Kilmocomogue, near Durrus in West Cork. The road is narrow with a strong stretch of grass up the middle of it.
It all started when the local rector, Canon Paul Willoughby, told the Bishop, Dr Paul Colton, the very moving and sad local story about Private Michael O’Neill. Private O’Neill came up in conversation…

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