Aubane Notes September 2007

By John F. Kelleher


We extend our deepest sympathy to the families, relatives and friends Michael O’Shea Ballinagree, Jim Coleman Millstreet, Tim Twomey Cloughlamore, Nora Twomey Lackabawn, Neily O’Leary West End Millstreet, Michael Joe O’Herlihy Knocknagree.

Ar dheis De go a raibh a namam dillis.


Congratulations to Gillian & Raymond Gilbourne on birth of their baby boy Patrick Xavier.

Congratulations to Mairead Kelleher Aubane and John Biggane Boherbue who were married on Saturday 11th August. Fr James Mc Sweeney of Toorenbawn and Ballyvolane officiated the marriage at St Patrick’s Church Millstreet.

The Aubane Website Link:
The Aubane Community Website was set up 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>

Leaving & Junior Certs:

Congratulations to all the students in the area who did their Leaving or Junior Cert this year. I wish ye all the very best for the future in whatever career path ye chose.

A Special Thank you:

The Aubane Social Club & St John’s Well Committee would like to say a special Thank you to the Lane family Aubane who donated a beautiful pine seat at St John’s Well in memory of their late parents Hannie & Jackie Lane Aubane. The Aubane Social Club in June hosted a very special mass for the late Hannie Lane. Hannie was a member of the Social Club for many years.

Church Gate Collection:

The Aubane Social would like to thank each and everyone who contributed to our recent church gate collection, which we held recently.

On Holidays:

It was great to Brigette & Pascal from Reims France home on holiday in Tullig, I know that are regular readers of the Clara News. I hope ye enjoyed your stay.


Congratulations to Mairead Kelleher (Aubane Cross) who graduated recently with a B.S.C.N Batchelor of Science in Nursing.

Annual Mass at St John’s Well:

The Annual St John’s Well mass was celebrated on the 25 June 2007 as this year it was the 25th Anniversary of the erecting of the Stations of the Cross. . It was celebrated by Bishop Bill Murphy Bishop of Kerry, and assisted by Fr Declan O’Connor CC St Mary’s Cathedral Killarney. A large crowd attended the mass this year despite it being a rather cold overcast evening. During the mass Fr Declan O’Connor recited the well-known poem St John’s that was written by one of the founder members of the St John’s Well Committee. The St John’s Well committee would like to thank the choir and pipe band for their participation on the night, and also John Anthony O’Sullivan for the amplification. People originally from Aubane now living abroad in New York and Birmingham also flew home for the mass. A special thank you to those who travelled a long distance for the mass. After the mass a reception was held in the Aubane Community Centre where people were treated to refreshments and entertainment. The Aubane Social Club and St John’s Well Committee also made two presentations to the Fr Bill Murphy Bishop Kerry for celebrating the mass. John W. Kelleher presented him with an engrave Slate Clock and Brendan Kelleher presented a framed photograph of St John’s Well. Fr Bill Murphy said that it was his first time to Aubane and was very impressed by its scenic beauty; he also said that the next time he would be travelling to Cork he would take the Butter Road Route. The celebrations went on till the early hours of the morning.

So Until Next Time!

John Kelleher

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