We extend our deepest sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently David Murphy Curraraigue, Magaret Murphy Watergrashill and Ted Corkery Shinnagh, Rathmore.
Ar dheis De go a raibh a namam dillis
Congratulations to Dermot Golden Tullig & Mairead Byrne Wicklow who were married recently.
Congratulations to Con Twomey who participated in the Dublin City Marathon during the October Bank Holiday.
Around the Fireside:
On Friday 28th December a night of stories and songs around the fireside will take place in the Aubane Community Centre commencing at 8.30 pm sharp. Everybody is welcome.
Santa Claus is visiting Aubane:
On Sunday December Santa Claus will pay a visit to the boys and girls in the Aubane Community Centre on Sunday 9th December commencing at 2.00 pm. All are welcome.
Annual Christmas Party for Aubane & the Surrounding Areas:
The Annual Mass and Christmas Party for the Aubane community and surrouding area takes place in the Aubane Community Centre on Thursday 13th December at 7.30 p.m. A great night of food and entertainment is guaranteed.
Annual Christmas Morning Climb:
The Annual Christmas Morning Climb takes place on Tueday 25th December at 10.30 am and the meeting place is the St John’s Well Car park not the Millstreet Country Park Entrance as we this year would like to get everyone starting from the same venue. The sponsorship cards will be available from myself by contacting me at 086 1942161 or from any Social Club member. This year the proceeds of the climb will be in aid of St Patrick’s Hospital Marymount Hospice in Cork City.
Annual Fancy Dress:
The Annual fancy dress took place on Friday (26th October) in the Wallis Arms Hotel. The annual event raises money for charity each year. This year the money raised went to the Cullen & District Special Needs Association & The Aubane Social Club. There was a fantastic turnout again this year with a very impressive display of costumes. The variety, the colour and the great effort that everybody went to in dressing up makes this night, one of the best in Millstreet. The winners for the best dressed this year went to Anita Sherlock and James Healy who both received fantastic prizes. During the past 7 years Jerry Kelleher and Tony Twomey have raised an incredible amount of over €25,000 for different charities. On Friday 9th November Jerry and Tony presented the two cheques to representatives of both the Aubane Social Club and the Cullen & District Special Needs Association. On the night also a beautiful hand painted slate clock was presented to Tony Twomey for the great the work he did in organising the event for the past 7 years. Jerry Kelleher and Tony Twomey both said on the night that they would not be organising the event anymore and that it was there last, but the good news is that the members of the Aubane Social Club will now continue role in organising the Annual Fancy Dress for next year and the years to come. Like every other year the money will be donated to different charities. On behalf of the Aubane Social Club I would like to wish Tony and Jerry every success for the future and thank you both for such a generous contribution, which will be put towards the Aubane Community Centre Roof Fund.
It was great to see many people visiting the area since the last edition of the Clara News. My good friends Brigette & Pascal Friossart from Reims in France gave a trip home as also did Cisily Cashman from California to see her family in Tullig. The Long Family Aubane, Mamie Martin and Her Husband Ray from Chicago, Judy and Ann who reside now reside in London were also holidaying the area. I know Mamie is a regular reader of the Aubane Notes.
Congratulations to Noreen Lane Aubane on being the recipient of two awards from the Institute of Certified Public Accountants for her excellent achievement in Accountancy. Noreen came 1st in Ireland in Professional Auditing 1 & 2nd in Ireland in Professional 1 Strategic Management Accounting. She was also presented with another award from the Cork Institute of Technology in recognition of her great achievement at Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig recently.
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 set dancing has now gone from strength to strength with the dance floor full evey Monday Night and it is a credit due to the organisers so take a bow. The dancing on the floor commences at 9.15 pm sharp. On the 17 th December Set Dancing Christmas Party Night the music will be provided the popular Ger Murphy, and on the 7th January 08 Kevin Lynch & Marie Twomey will provided the music.
The Aubane Website Link:
The Aubane Community Website was set up over three years 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 www.millstreet.ie/aubane under the Aubane Community News. During the month of December many events will take and so photographs will be taken and then put on the Aubane Webpage showing all the happenings. 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>
Calendar in Aid of the Mercy Hospital Cork Pastoral Care
An ideal Christmas present this year is Fr James Mc Sweeney’s Calendar for 2008. Last year’s Calendar was an outstanding success raising over €30,000 for St Patrick’s Church Restoration Fund. This year Fr James hopes to do as good with all the money going to the Mercy Hospital Cork Pastoral Care to mark the 150th Anniversary of its Foundation. The Calendar is €5 and you will be glad to know that your contribution will be going directly to the Mercy Hospital. Pastoral Care Fund. You can also get the calendar posted to anywhere in the world for €7.00 (Includes Postage and Packaging) or send a cheque to Fr. James Mc Sweeney, 1 Kilmorna Heights, Ballyvolane, Cork. Fr James’s Christmas Crib at 1 Kilmorna Heights in Ballyvolane, Cork City. will be open to the public on the 8th December. I also invite to check out www.mythoughtismygifttoyou.ie The website is checked out by thousands across the world each day. A new photo is updated everyday with a short reflection for the day.
Fr James Launch New Book:
Congratulations to Fr James Mc Sweeney on the recent launch of his new book titled “A year of Reflections”. Which has 365 reflections one for every day of the year accompanied by a different picture. This is available at all Bookstores in Cork City.
Congratulations to Declan Kelleher Aubane, who recently received his Apprenticeship Award in Bricklaying & Stone Masoning and to John Lehane Aubane who received his Apprentice Award in Carpentry & Joinery.
Aubane Historical Society:
On Friday the 9th December Fr Sean Tucker gave an interesting lecture on History of Drishane Estate. The lecture was officially opened by the President of Aubane Historical Society Jack Lane. The lecture was very well attented. It was also nice to hear Jack Lane speak on Joe Duffy’s RTE Radio 1 programme about the 1916 Rising recently.
I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everybody at home and abroad a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 2008!
John F. Kelleher