Aubane Notes January 2008


We extend our deepest sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently Eileen O’Connor Fermoy, John Murphy West End, Oliver O’Connell Rathcoole, Paul Fitzgearld Clara Road, Paddy Healy Murphy’s Tce Millstreet and Eileen Murphy Killowen.

Ar dheis De go a raibh a namam dillis


Congratulations to Noreen Lane Newmarket and Shane O’Donoghue Aubane who announced their engagement recently.


Congratulations to Ann & John O’Sullivan on the birth of their baby girl.

Annual Christmas Party
The Annual Mass and Senior Citizens’ party took place on Thursday 13th December in the Aubane Community Centre recently and was well attended by the local people. The Celebrants at the Mass were Monsignor Michael Manning and Fr James Mc Sweeney helped by a group from the Millstreet Church Choir. Following the mass, the party was held and patrons were entertained by a group from Ceomhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann who played music and sang, and were joined by people from the crowd who gave renditions of their own songs. To end the night Santa made a guest appearance. Many thanks to everyone that helped to make sure it was a thoroughly enjoyable night especially The Millstreet Choir, John A. O’Sullivan, Ceolthois Ceoltoiri Eireann and to all the Aubane Social members who helped out on the night.

Christmas Morning Climb
The Christmas morning tradition of walking up a Mushera mountain took place again on Christmas Day Morning. This year the Sponsorship Proceeds of the climb were in aid of St Patrick’s Hospital Marymount Hospice in Cork City. At 10:30am the first group headed off from St John’s Well, while more were tackling the slightly easier route up along the wire by the Millstreet Country Park. It was a beautiful fresh morning, but we could see what lay ahead of us, the dense fog on top of the mountain. A small flock of sheep seemed the only other things moving. So after about an hour of moving uphill at our own pace, we got to the top at about 11:30. There was already a few dozen hardy souls plus a few dogs at the cross before us. By the time everyone had landed in the next half an hour, there was over One Hundred or so cheerful souls on top. After a few photos’ and a good long chat, we we headed back for base, and the warmth of Christmas Dinner. A special word of Thanks to Sean Murphy who filmed the climb which was shown on LTV2 on Christmas Day Night and also

Thanks to each and everyone of you who climbed the Mountain on the day.

Christmas Crib
Well done to Fr. James McSweeney on the beautiful crib, which he erected near his home in Ballyvolane, Cork over the Christmas period. People admired it from near and far. This year the proceeds of the crib are going directly to the Mercy Hospital Fund. I also invite you to check out The website is checked out by thousands across the world each day. A new photo is updated each day with a short thought for the day.
The website is checked out by thousands across the world each day. On behalf of Aubane Social club, we would like to thank him for attending the various functions in Aubane over the Christmas period.

Santa Claus Visited Aubane:
On Sunday 9th December Santa Claus visited all the boys and girls at the Aubane Community Centre. Santa arrived in great syle in a chauffeur driven Ford Cortina after his sleigh broke down just outside Aubane. He received a warm reception from the crowd. He met all the children there and got notice of what they all wanted for Christmas! They all got a early gift from santa,and were asked to be good, and were delighted with themselves.
There was also an bouncy castle and biscuits and teas for everyone. Thanks to all the people that helped and to our Club Member Jerry Kelleher and his wife Kathleen who put the day together, and especially to Santa who took the time out of his amazing schedule to be with us for a few hours. Also Thanks to the local Businesses who sponsored the day – William Kelleher Kitchens, Sean Kelleher Electrical, Sean Barrett Electrical, John O’Sullivan Bouncing Castles, C&D Plastering Contractors and Tim Lehane Roofing Contractor.

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. On the 23rd January the music will be provided the popular Ger Murphy, and on the 4h February 08 James Kelleher will provided the music

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. During the Christmas Season a number of pictures were added so don’t forget to log on. 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> Also a special word of Thanks to Hannalee O’Connor and Michael Cashman for their help with the Aubane Homepage during the past year.

Around The Fireside
On December 28th a night of storytelling and singing took place in Aubane Community Centre around a nice homely warm fireside. A large crowd almost seventy people gathered from far and wide to participate in both song and storytelling. Music was provided by local musicians and was enjoyed by all.

Fr James Relaunches New Book in his homeland:

Aubane’s own Fr James Mc Sweeney launched his new book titled “A year in Reflections in Aubane Community Centre in the presence of a large attendance on Tuesday 18 December. “ A year in Reflections features a thought for each day of the year with a focus written by Fr James. Accompanying the text is a photograph for each day of the year. Mr Sean Radley launched the book and described publication as very special and a treasure. The book is dedicated to his parents Con & Nora Mc Sweeney. Supporting the publication were The Evening Echo newspaper and present at the launch were Dan Linehan CEO, and Diarmuid O’Donovan Circulation Manager. The book has now gone nationwide and remains on sale at bookshops and usual outlets.

Senior Student of the Year Award:

Congratulations to Cait Buckley daughter of Seamus & Maureen Buckley who was designated Senior Student of the Year by the County Cork School of Music and was award the Pilib O’Laoighre Perpetual Trophy.

Happy New Year to you All!!

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