Day Trip to Spike Island on Tues. 21st Sept. 2021

The Clonbanin Ambush Centenary Commemoration  Committee

                     wishes to announce the following dates of importance:                                  Tuesday 21st September. A day trip to Spike Island, including a seat on a Luxury Coach, with reclining seats, arm-rests, head rests, plenty air-conditioning and ample leg room, total comfort guaranteed.

  • Kealy’s Coach will pick at the following places:        Derrinagree Church 08. 30am.  Dromagh Church 08.40 am    ……     Kanturk Church 09.00am Mallow Race Course 09.30am.                        
  • The day will consist of Coach tour to Cobh, then on to the 11 00am Ferry to Spike Island, where we will be met off the Ferry by our appointed professional Guide, followed by a 40/45 minute guided, historical and informative tour, a very comprehensive and detailed account of the War of Independence.
  • Originally the site of a monastic settlement, the island is dominated by an 18th-century star fort named Fort Mitchel. The island’s strategic location within the harbour meant it was used at times for defence and as a prison.

The military Gun Park alone has over a dozen exhibits used in coastal defence spanning over 300 years of warfare, as well as a recreation of the Battery Observation Post which would have targeted the guns on Spike Island.  Plus, many more items of interest including military transport and smaller arms.   It is much loved by military enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in the War of Independence. It has plenty toilet and rest-rooms facilities. A Café for refreshments.

The return journey will be via Mallow with a stop-over at the Arches Bar & Restaurant where we will enjoy a 3-course meal.   Main Course, Dessert   and   Tea / Coffee.

Total cost Including Coach, Ferry, Guided Tour and Meal  :   €40.    Pints, Wine and Drinks at the table are extra at your own expense.                                              

All names and monies will have to be submitted and paid up-front before Tuesday 14th September 2021 with no cancellations accepted, because the booking will only be finalized with Spike Island when paid in advance.  

Seats are limited and will be on a first come first served basis. The Coach is almost full, with just a few seats left.    This is a final reminder.                      

In accordance with H.S.E guidelines, masks will have to be worn on the coach and on the ferry.                                   

The other date to put in your Diary is October 9th 2021…..our Centenary Commemoration Celebration day, more about that later.                                                                                                         Any further queries contact    (086/8403914)     (087/ 8350255)           (087 / 9832388)                      (097 / 6251056)

We thank Charlie Drake for this wonderfully detailed programme.  (S.R.)

“The Cause” Included in Cork City Council’s “2021 Decade of Centenaries” Programme

Cork City Council is proud to promote “The Cause” a new play by Seán O’Deadaigh, premiering in The Glen Theatre, Banteer, Co. Cork on 10th September 2021.

Written by Seán Ó Deadaigh and directed by Tadhg O’KeeffeThe Cause depicts the story around the capture of a Black and Tan officer by members of the Cork No. 1 Brigade, Irish Revolutionary Army Captain Seán O’Donoghue and Volunteer Jamesy O’Mahoney during one of the greatest single atrocities of Ireland’s War of Independence – The Burning of Cork.  

The play will run from 10th to 12th September 2021, with more dates to be announced.

Tap on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

Drive in Concert at Aubane with Neily O’Connor – Cancelled

Aubane Social Club

Drive in Concert with Neily O’Connor

Has now been Cancelled.

Sunday 12 September 2021 at Aubane Community Centre
Admission €10 per car.
To pre-book your car, phone Noreen 087 9486673.
Complimentary tea & coffee served on the day.
Face painting for Children.
All welcome!!!

Kathleen Murphy, Drishane Road – Fifth Anniversary


In loving memory of Kathleen late of Drishane Road, Millstreet, Co. Cork whose Fifth Anniversary occurs on 14th Sept. 2021.  The Anniversary Mass for Kathleen Murphy will be celebrated on Sunday, 12th Sept. at 11.30am in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

Softly in the morning you heard a gentle call.  You took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all.  (Sadly missed by Brendan and Family)