Aubane Notes May 2008


We extend our deepest sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently Sean Murphy Cloghoulabeg, Steven O’Leary Lissarda, Michael O’Herlihy Berrings, Kathleen Lane Kiseam, Julia Lucey Derrinagree, Margaret Kelleher Cloghoulabeg, May O’Connor Church St Millstreet, Michael O’Leary Clara Road.

Ar dheis De go a raibh a namam dillis


Congratulations to Una O’Mahoney Clonakilty and Tony Twomey Kilcorney who announced their engagement recently.

Set Dancing:

The weekly set dancing at the Aubane Community Centre continues every Monday night until Monday 12th May, which is the last night. The dancing will recommence again on Monday the 29th September. All the best Polka sets and Hornpipes are promised in the lively sessions. The dancing on the floor commences at 9.15 pm.


Congratulations to Celine O’Riordan Millstreet & Tim Lehane who were married at St Patrick’s Church on Saturday 5th April.

Annual General Meeting:

The Annual General Meeting of the Aubane Social Club was held in the Aubane Community Centre on the 27th March. Gerard Mc Sweeney Chairman thanked the members for the their commitment to the Club during the past year. I John Kelleher (PRO) gave a summary of the different events and happenings that took place during the year and I now look forward to yet another busy year ahead. The Aubane Homepage has also been an tremendous success since it was set up four years ago as the different events that are staged at the Community Centre can be viewed by people Worldwide. This summary will be on the Aubane Homepage shortly for the publics viewing. The present Treasurer spoke very highly about the different events that were organised by the club during the past year. The Social Club now its 33nd year in existence and over the years has celebrated many events such as the Tops of the Town, Butter Road Commeration in May 1998 and their 30th Anniversary Social in November 2005 .

The Aubane Social Club consists of the following officers elected for the year 2008 – 2009

Chairperson – Mr Jerry Kelleher

Vice Chairperson – Mr Declan Kelleher.

Secretary / Public Relations Officer – Mr John F Kelleher

Assistant PRO – Sonya O’Riordan

Treasurer – Mr John Dineen.

Aubane Social Club members include: Kathleen Kelleher, Gerdie Buckley, Ned Lawlor, John W. Kelleher, Don O’ Riordan, John Sheehan, Michael O’Riordon, John Twomey, Michael Cashman, Denny Lane, Shane O’Donoghue & Con Murphy

Mr Gerard Mc Sweeney ended the Annual General Meeting by expressing a word of thanks to everyone for their continuous help and support they gave us during the year 2007-2008. Gerard wished Jerry Kelleher the very best of luck in the year ahead as the new chairman of Aubane Social Club. New Members are always very welcome.

Easter Table Quiz:

The biggest crowd ever of 27 Tables participated this year in our Good Friday Night Table Quiz with the dancing room full to the brim. The questions were set by quiz-masters Don and Michael O’Riordan. There were questions for everyone from children’s cartoons to old films, from history to local news, music and picture rounds and of course general knowledge. Many thanks to our sponsors on the night: Colemans of Millstreet, Dennehy’s Centra, The Country Park, Pomeroy’s Clara Inn, William Kelleher Kitchens, Jerry Kelleher Aubane, Michael O’ Sullivan Electrical, Carrig Mill Carriginimma, Alan Burton Drawing & Planning Services, The Wallis Arms Hotel, Super Valu and JK Cutters who sponsored the 1st Prize of 150 euros. A special Thanks to Sean A. O’Sullivan for the use of his sound equipment, to Millstreet GAA for the use of the tables and to anyone else who helped us in anyway.

HB Ice Cream Sunday In Aid of Down Syndrome Ireland:

Aubane will host its third HB Ice Cream Sunday on Sunday the 25th May, in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. It proved to be a huge success last year with a considerable amount raised on the day that was donated to Down Syndrome Irealand. The main organisers of this event are Kathleen & Jerry Kelleher. The afternoon will commence at 2pm and finish at 4pm at the Aubane Community Centre. An excellent afternoon of entertainment is promised for young and old. Please give it your best support.

Winning Streak:

Congratulations to Noreen Cashman Youghal and originally from Tullig who appeared on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on Saturday the 2nd March. It was great to see a local woman win a tremendous amount of money. Well Done Noreen!!

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 (Secretary /PRO).or Michael Cashman. The Aubane Social Club email address is <email>

Diamond Sisters Launches New CD:

Congratulations to the Diamond Sisters Breeda & Marie Moynihan Lackdota on the recent launch of their second fifteen track CD which was held at Darby O’Gill’s on Friday 28th March. Singing on this excellent CD also is their brother Donal and father Peter Moynihan. The CD entitled Love Can Build a Bridge is now for sale from the Diamond Sisters Management and from the usual outlets at €15. I believe the launch was excellent success and on behalf of Aubane Social Club I would wish the Diamond Sisters the very Best of Luck for the future.

Fr James Person of the Month Award:

Congratulations to Fr James Mc Sweeney who was awarded The Cork Person of the Month in March. Fr. James McSweeney was based in St.Oliver’s Church, Ballyvolane and had been working in the Ballyvolane/Dublin Hill area since 2001. Prior to that Fr. James was in Ballinlough parish for six years. Fr. James has brought a youthful approach to all we believe in. James has a simple down to earth faith that is rooted in his love of nature and the countryside. He has always believed in nurturing, sharing and promoting good news. This is the heart of the gospel message and is at the heart of his work as a priest. He believes strongly in teamwork and nurturing peoples many different talents particularly young people. James works quietly away but with great energy and determination. Such energy and enthusiasm can only come from a man who is close to God and someone who believes in the great goodness, love and potential of each person in his community. He is a man who never leaves the camera out of sight and always has it to hand to capture that perfect moment. His charity work and his devotion to the parishioners has seen him organize numerous of themed masses and raise thousands of euro for worthy causes through his yearly Calendar and live animal crib at Christmas time. This year Fr James launched his first book entitled A year in Reflections which was an outstanding success and is now a collectors item. Recently Fr James´ work saw the Mercy University Hospital Foundation receive more than €40,000 through his photographic calendar and live animal crib. On Easter Sunday at St Oliver’s Church it was packed to capacity as parishioners said farewell to their popular Parish Priest. Fr James said “The past seven years have been truly special, it has been an absolute honour and privelage working as a priest in this area”. During the mass the teachers and students of Scoil Olibhear preformed a specially commissioned piece “The Mushera Reel” by Richard Daly. I would like to wish Fr James on behalf of the Aubane Social Club the very best of Luck for the Future in his new parish in June. Don’t forget to log on Fr James’s Thought for the day on the net by logging to www.todayismygifttoyou or

Millstreet Country Park:

It was a delight to read the Examiner on Saturday 5th April and see our own Millstreet Country Park being praised highly by the well know Journalist Mary Leland. Mary is truly right is saying that Millstreet Country Park has Natures bounty in all its glory. In this article it was great to see words the Aubane River, Mushera Mor and the Butter Road being used as it shows that Aubane area has tourism potential by having such a beautiful Country Park near by. So this summer why not pay a visit to this beautiful local hidden gem that is Millstreet Country Park.

Paris City Marathon:

Congratulations to Seanie Barrett Aubane & Brian O’Connor Cloghoula who participated in the Paris City Marathon recently.

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