Aubane Notes March 2007

By John F. Kelleher


We extend our greatest sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of Roseanne Casey (nee Taaffe) Curraraigue and Joe Buckley Ballinatona.

Ar dheis De go a raibh a namam dillis.


Congratulations to Hannah & Declan Crowley Tullig on birth of their baby boy Eugene.

Set Dancing:

The weekly set dancing at the Aubane Community Centre continues every Monday night. All the best Polka sets and Hornpipes are promised in the lively sessions. The dancing on the floor commences at 9.15 pm.

Dancing Classes:

Dancing Classes have now commenced in the Aubane Community Centre and will continue every Friday night from 8.00 to 9.00 pm. These classes are for eight weeks. If anyone is interested please contact Eileen O’Riordan at 029-70273.

Easter Table Quiz:

A Table Quiz will be held in the Aubane Community Centre on Good Friday 6th April commencing at 8.30 p.m sharp. All are welcome to attend.

Car Treasure Hunt:

The Aubane Social will host a Car Treasure Hunt on Sunday 25th March commencing at 2.00 p.m, the meeting point is the Aubane Community Centre Carpark. All are welcome to particpate in this fun day out.

Annual General Meeting:

The Annual General Meeting of the Aubane Social Club will be held in the Aubane Community Centre on the 14th March commencing at 8.45 p.m Sharp.

Farm Discussion Group:

Congratulations to Mark Leader Glenleigh, Kilcorney who won came first in this years Silage Competition that was organised by the Farm Discussion Group at the January meeting. Chairman of the Farm Discussion Group Michael Cashman presented Mark Leader with his award.

The Aubane Website Link:

The Aubane Community Website was set up over a year consisting of the History of Aubane, Aubane School, St John’s Well, Places of Interest around the Aubane Area, Aubane Community News and Photographs of the various events that were held during the year. The Link can be seen by logging on to the Millstreet Website under the Aubane Community News. If anyone has any pictures or articles relating to the above that they would like to contribute please forward them to myself John F. Kelleher.or Michael Cashman. The Aubane Social Club email address is <email>

Juggling along the Butter Road:

On Saturday 3rd of February nine Juggling Coordinators of Last years European Juggling Convention which was held in the Green Glens Arena revisited Millstreet During their stay Mr Sean Radley took these visitors on a Guided Tour of the Millstreet Area which took in the Butter Road. Along the Butter Road the Juggling Cordinators posed for photographs at the Butter Road Monument and Kerryman’s Table. Many of the jugglers originate from different parts of Ireland but they totally taken away by the scenic beauty of the Aubane Area.

Sponsored Walk up Clara Mountain:

On Sunday 4th March Lisa O’Donoghue amongst many other people walked up Clara Mountain. The Sponsorship walk was organised to raise funds as Lisa is taking part in a voluntary trip to Kenya this summer June 2007. Lisa and her colleagues hope to repair the community’s existing school and improve the teaching skills and abilities of staff. Lisa is a student of St Angela’s College in Co Sligo. Donations can be given by contacting Lisa.or Anne O’Donoghue at 029 70285 or 087 6481727.

Presentation of the Sponsorship Mountain Climb to Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Fund and a Defibrillator for the Aubane Community Centre:

On Tuesday 23th January the proceeds of the Christmas Day Sponsorship Mountain Climb were presented to two charities. The money was split in two ways this year. One local and not so local, but both very deserving of our support. They are
1. The Courtmacsherry Lifeboats Fund: Local man Aidan Burke was lost at sea off Courtmacsherry some years ago, and his parents Abina & Liam Burke were with us on the night to accept the cheque of €2,200 on behalf of the Courtmacsherry Lifeboats Fund RNLI. It is especially relevant now because during the month of January seven fishermen were lost at sea when two seperate trawlers went down off the Waterford coast. Kathleen Kelleher and John Dinnen Treasure on behalf the Aubane Social Club presented the cheque to Liam & Abina Burke
2. The Purchase of a defibulator for the Aubane Community Centre in Aubane, plus training for using it. This includes training for using the defibulator plus CPR training (which everyone should have anyway). On behalf of the Aubane Social Club I would to Thank each and everyone of you who climbed the Mountain on Christmas Day and to you all who donated money to these two deserving charities.

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