Aubane Notes December 2008


We extend our deepest sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently Catherine Kelleher Carriginimma, Chris Forde late of Millstreet & Knocknagree, John Mc Sweeney Meenskeey & John O’Riordan Glounthane.

Ar dheis De go a raibh a namam dillis

New Arrivals

Congratulations to the following parents of New Arrivals

Margaret & Eugene Barrett Aubane on the birth of their baby boy.

Juliette & John O’Keeffe Gurrane on the birth of their baby boy.

Sonya & Don O’Riordan Tullig on the birth of their baby boy.

Kate & Jerry Kelleher Aubane on the birth of their baby boy.

Irene & Tim O’Mahony Flintfield on the birth of their baby boy.


Congratulations to the following couples Padraig Creedon Aubane & Kathleen O’Sullivan Cloughlamore and also to Mairead Kelleher Aubane Cross & Paul Quinn from Co. Down who announced their engagements recently.


Congratulations to those locally who participated in the Dublin City Marathon during the October Bank Holiday.

Around the Fireside:

On Tuesday 30th December a night of stories and song 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 14th December commencing at 2.00 pm till 4.00. 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 18th 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 Thursday 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 or from any Social Club member. This year the proceeds of the climb will be in aid of St Patrick’s Church Millstreet Restoration Fund.

Annual Fancy Dress in Aid of the Jack & Jill Foundation :

The Annual fancy dress took place on Friday (31th October) in the Wallis Arms Hotel. The annual event raises money for charity each year. Last 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. Ghosts and Witches met up with the Teletubbies, Batman the Tyrone football team and many more at the popular charity fancy dress Halloween disco. The organisers Aubane Social Club & the Wallis Arms Hotel were thrilled by the response. The proceeds of €14,000 from the function went to the Jack & Jill Foundation. The staging of the Fancy Dress continues to grow in stature and is now a permanent event on the social calendar in Millstreet. This year’s event was the biggest ever attracting people from all over the Duhallow Area and from Cork City and beyond. The foundation provides early intervention home respite to families of young children with severe neuro developmental delay and palliative conditions requiring extensive medical and nursing care at home. The Wallis Arms teamed up with the Aubane Social Club to host the event where dance goers took the floor to the sound of the popular Eddie O’Gorman Pacific Blue which was followed by a party and disco in the Nite Club. An Auction of Jerseys from the Tyrone, Cork GAA and the rugby team provided great interest as did the individual fancy dress winners. Helen O’Flynn took the prize for best female costume and Con Dennehy collected the Male equivalent. As member of the organising committee a special thanks to all the sponsors, and those dressed up and came on the night to support the event. Also those on the organising committee both from the Aubane Social Club and the Wallis Arms Well Done.

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 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 22 th December it is the Set Dancing Christmas Party Night

On Holidays:

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.

A Warm Welcome:
On behalf of the Aubane Social Club I would to entend a warm welcome to those who have taken up residence in the Aubane Area recently. Happy Christmas to ye all in your new homes as it is your first Christmas in the area. Ye are more than welcome to come and join in the activities we host in our Community Centre.

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 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 addresses are <email> or aubane@eircom

Calendar in Aid of the Mercy Hospital Cork Pastoral Care

An ideal Christmas present this year is Fr James Mc Sweeney’s Calendar for 2009

This year all proceeds from the Calendar are going to a number of charities. With

the current recession and government cutbacks many charities are working harder

at ground level and also at the same time trying to raise money to keep going. Cork

Sick Poor Society is one of the oldest charitable societies in Cork. It was founded

back in 1853 to look after the needs of the less well off and it still works to provide

financial and other supports to those in need across the city. Stuart Mangan Fund:

Stuart is from Fermoy whose life changed forever last April when a simple tackle in

rugby left him with a devastating spinal injury. He is completely paralysed from the

neck down and unable to breathe without a ventilator. In coming to terms with his

horrific injury, Stuart has managed to show incredible courage and friends say he is

determined to deal positively with his drastically altered circumstances. The Stuart

Mangan Fund has been set up for his care. Vincent De Paul: The current downturn

has meant a great pull on its resources. They are working harder than ever to meet

increasing demands from those less well off. Their work is carried out quietly and

efficiently by a wide team of volunteers. Shine Autism Charity (IPAA) is based here

in Cork and help families with the diagnosis of autism. They also have a preschool in

Carrigaline and have a fantastic intervention team. They run an after school club and

help many families in the city and county. The Edith Wilkins Foundation: Edith

Wilkins is an amazing Cork woman who has spent the past 23 years caring for street

children in Calcutta and Darjeeling in West Bengal, India. She is a true Irish

missionary. Supported by family and friends she works 16 hours a day to make a

better life for those she cares for.

This is the 6th calendar that we have put together with the Evening Echo. Our target

is €25,000 and we are delighted to be able to bring you another quality calendar. This

calendar should retail for €12 but thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we can

keep the costs down to €7. Thanks to so many shops who sell this calendar without

commission. Your generosity makes such a difference to the charities involved

Pat and Nora Casey, Ballinagree beautiful alpaca made fo a most interesting

front cover!

P.S. The calendar can also be posted to anywhere in the world for €10 (includes post

and packaging) Send on a cheque for €10 made payable to 2009 Charity Calendar

and send it on to Fr.James McSweeney, Chaplain,

Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig, Co.Cork .

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everybody at home and abroad a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 2009! As I embark on my holiday to Thialand and Australia till Christmas Eve.

John F. Kelleher

December 2008