Aubane Notes May 2008


We extend our deepest sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of the following Christy Maddigan who died recently

Ar dheis De go a raibh a namam dillis


Congratulations to Lynette O’Donoghue Aubane & Ted Linehan Aubane who got married on the 9th May at Fossa Church in Killarney.

Confirmation & Communion:

Congratulations to all those in the Aubane area who received their communion or confirmation recently.

Aubane Social Club Summer Day Trip :

The Aubane Social Club will hold their Summer Day Trip on the 23rd August. The destination is not yet decided. Anyone who interested in coming along on the day can contact myself at 029 – 70719 for more information.

The Aubane Website Link:

The Aubane Community Website was set up over four years ago 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 photographs of the Ice Cream Sunday are on the Website this month. 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.. The Aubane Social Club email address is <email>

HB Ice Cream Sunday:

Aubane hosted its third HB Ice Cream Sunday on Sunday the 25th May, in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. It proved to be a huge success with a considerable amount €2,000 rose on the day for Down Sydrome Ireland. The main organisers of this event were Kathleen & Jerry Kelleher Chairman of the Aubane Social Clutb. The afternoon commenced at 2pm and finished at 4pm at the Aubane Community Centre. It was great to see such a large attendance on a beautiful summers day. A special word of thanks to John O’Sullivan Tullig of Duhallow Bouncing Castle who provided a bouncing castle inside free of charge. Of course there was more than enough ice cream to go around too. Thanks to all for supporting this worthy cause. Well Done to Kathleen & Jerry.

St John’s Well Mass

The Annual Mass will be celebrated at St John’s Well on Tueday 24th June at 8.30 pm. This year it is the 50th year since the first mass was celebrated at the well. All are welcome.

Cork City Marathon

Congratulations to all the local people who participated in this year’s Cork City Marathon on Monday 2nd June. Well Done.

Stops Sign and Road Markings:

I would like inform the public and the people living in the Aubane Community that Stops Signs and Road Markings have been put in place at Cross Roads at the Kerryman’s Table. These signs were put in place due to the poor vision from the Millstreet Side and failure of people to STOP at the both junctions when either coming from Kilcorney or Ballinagree. As signs are now erected at the Junction a life will be saved as numerous bad accidents have occurred in the past few years. I now ask road users to obey the Road Markings and stop signs as they are put in place for a reason. I would like to thank Councilor Noel Buckley and Michael Moynihan TD for their assistance in helping me as Secretary of the Aubane Social Club to put them in place. Thank you also to the staff at the Cork County Council Office in Millstreet for their quick response action in putting these Signs and Road Markings in place.

Set Dancing:

The weekly set dancing at the Aubane Community Centre concluded on the 12th May which was the last night. On the night there were nine sets on the floor dancing to the great music of the popular Abbey Ceili Band. 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. A special thanks to you all who came to the dancing during the season and I hope ye enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you all again on the 29th September.

Fr James Mc Sweeney is the New Chaplain of Cholaiste Choilm

Congratulations and best wishes for the Future to Fr James Mc Swenney in his new parish Ballincollig where he is the new Full Time Chaplain of Colasite Choilm Secondary School. This is a great school, which has over One Thousand students attending. When I recently spoke with Fr James the day after he received the good news, he said it’s a challenge that im well ready for and as well it is a new beginning with many possibilities to look forward to. The real bonus Fr James though is that Ballincollig is so near to his homeland Toorenbawn as it is only over the hill. Best of Luck in your new Parish Fr James where I’m sure you will made very welcome by the students and staff of Colaiste Choilm and by the people living in Ballincollig.

Enjoy the summer until the Autumn its Goodbye from John F. Kelleher