Official Opening of New Cullen N.S. on 9th June – Part One

The exact moment when Gerald O’Keeffe officially cut the ribbon in the presence of Principal Hannah Kelleher, the pupils and a host of special guests – marking the official opening of the new Cullen N.S.. (S.R.)

The historic occasion was blessed with perfect weather conditions.  The day began with the celebration of Mass in Cullen Church followed by a grand parade to the new school led by the renowned Cullen Pipe Band.    The release of dozens of blue and yellow balloons (Cullen colours) was a wonderful sight to behold.   Following some very interesting speeches [read more …] “Official Opening of New Cullen N.S. on 9th June – Part One”

Local Pilgrims at International Eucharistic Congress 2012 in Dublin

During this week quite a number of local people have been travelling to the International Eucharistic Congress 2012 in Dublin. Here we meet world renowned Sr. Briege McKenna with Breeda O’Leary and Julia Mary O’Sullivan from Millstreet. Peg O’Shea is seen in the background. We extend sincere thanks to Breeda for sharing a selection of images from their visit to this major world event. (S.R.)

Also present from the locality – Peg and Tim O’Shea, Essie Roche, Angela Burke, Angela Kelleher, Nellie Corkery and others.   Most likely they would have appeared in the congregation as broadcast live by the global television channel EWTN and may also appear on “Would You Believe?” on RTE1 television this Sunday night when they [read more …] “Local Pilgrims at International Eucharistic Congress 2012 in Dublin”

JD Kelleher in ‘The Country Girls’

From the Cork Independent: It’s a sort of homecoming for Millstreet native JD Kelleher. He can be currently seen in Red Kettle’s production of Edna O’ Brien’s ‘The Country Girls’, which is playing at Cork Opera House until this Saturday (June 16th). Now based in London for over 20 years, JD is delighted to have the chance to be back in Cork and catch up with old friends and family.

“It’s coming full circle as it all started for me here on the stage of Cork Opera House with the Monforts and Eileen Nolan back when I was in my late teens. Getting the opportunity to be back on one of the greatest stages in the country is truly an honour and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”

JD is no stranger to Ireland as he has been involved in an increasing amount of television work here and readers may recognise him from his appearance as Brendan Fitzgerald, in the TG4 soap opera, ‘Ros na Run.’ His character, Brendan Fitzgerald became the soap villain and he came to a muddy end in one of [read more …] “JD Kelleher in ‘The Country Girls’”