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.

Captain Francis O’Neill

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).

Tralibane – Francis O’Neill’s Homestead

News and Events are listed below:

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Recent Annual 5k Walk on 12th September 2021

The Captain Francis O’ Neill Company wish to say a sincere Thank You!! to all those who attended in Trailbane for the Musical Sessions and the 5k Walk on Sunday 12th September 2021.

The weather wasn’t too favorable but that did not hinder the Patrons. Our thanks to all who attended on the day. A special thanks to all the Musicians who were present on the day. A big thank you to Gearoid Crowley who was available to transport all the musicians to and from Trailbane Bridge and back to the O’Neill Monument. Also thanks to Gordon Shannon who made one of his sheds available to host the Musicians to avoid the adverse weather conditions and most importantly keep the instruments dry. Thanks to all singers and Sean-Nos dancers who entertained on the day! Our deepest appreciation and thanks to Mr. and Mrs Alan Kingston of Glenillen Farm who once again supplied us with Yogurts & Lemonade

The Captain F. O’Neill Co. appreciate very much those who supported them on the Day.

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The Capt. Francis O’Neill Company Annual 5k Walk

Sunday September 12th

Starting at the Monument in Tralibane @2pm proceeding to Tralibane Bridge for a Musical Session

Returning to Monument for more traditional entertainment.

All Musicians welcome!!


Contact Phone No. 086 6031318

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Book Launch based on the life of Chief O’Neill

Book Launch

Book Launch in Bantry Tourist Office, Co.Cork July 1st 2021

Author: Ronan O Driscoll currently based in Nova Scotia, Canada

Click on above link for video clip of launch and information

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Capt. Francis O’Neill Memorial Co L.t.d. Covid-19 Updates

The O’Neill Co. want to remind all their supporters that owing to Covid-19 regulations the Annual Open-Air Mid Summer Platform dancing at Trailibane has been cancelled for this year.

Other events such as Ceili’s are also postponed until further notice. The Company were planning to celebrate their 25th Anniversary on September 6th. in conjunction with the Annual O’Neill Walk. That will depend on the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.

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The Captain Francis O’Neill Memorial Co. wish to acknowledge the Death of one of their Directors Catherine Mulhall


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Visitors to Trailibane

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The Captain Francis O’Neill Memorial Company recently welcomed a group of American Genealogists from various states of America who travelled to the O’Neill Monument in Tralibane. Most of their ancestors were born in Ireland and they were researching their roots … Continue reading

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