Congrats to the Millstreet Instrumental Music group (Donal Linehan, Alanna Barry, Kelly Murphy, James Linehan, Cian Dennehy) who won the Munster Scór na nÓg Final in Mallow last night. Unfortunately the Novelty Act from Cullen just came up short on the night. The full results were:
Figure Dancing: (1) Glenflesk, (2) Carrigaline
Solo Singing: (1) Kelly Ryan(Ahane), (2)Saoirse O’Connor(Ballylongford).
Today is first day of February, and as always is the feast day of St Bridget one of the few Irish saints.
We grew up knowing about the St. Bridget’s Cross and the confusion in trying to make it correctly, or to make the biggest and best one. According to tradition a new cross is made each Saint Brigid’s Day (February 1), and the old one is burned to keep fire from the house … but of course customs vary by locality as some people keep them for years.
Another local tradition is that you hang a cloth outside for the night before St Bridget’s day, and rub it to any sores that you get during the year, and it will help to make the pain go away more quickly.
Give it a go at making the cross: If you missed the demonstration last Friday in the Library, just read these instructions on how to make a St Bridgets Cross. You will of course need about a dozen rushes to make one. There’s loads of rushes in the fields this year, and the farmers will only be too be glad to see you taking them (in fact take all of them if you want!). Best of luck.
News from the Millstreet area from the Corkman this week deals with the Cullen weigh in which starts in Cullen tonight (Feb 1st), Scór na nÓg, an upcoming book launch and sporting matters.
AN invitation of getting fit or slimming down and at the same time supporting a worthy charity is sure to win appeal amongst the public from next week.
One of North Cork’s most progressive organisations, ‘Cullen and District Special Needs Association’ are gearing up for volunteers across the Duhallow Region and further afield to burn up the calories from its annual weigh-in that commences on Monday, February 1, in Cullen Community Centre at 8pm.