Baby Jacob

BabyJacobSpare a thought for baby Jacob Nowak who was born in Millstreet in September with a very rare condition called Anophthalmos which is a congenital absence of one or two eyeballs resulting in severe malformations of the facial skeleton. Early treatment is necessary and there will be fundraising for this to help his family pay for the procedures. At the start of December there will be a concert in the Chapel in Drishane to help little Jakob. There is a superb lineup of performers and those confirmed are : Marina Cassidy – foremost Irish harpist/soprano; Millstreet Church Choir; Music Group “Sceal Eile”; Polish Choir from Cork; Claire O’Leary, fiddle soloist; Louise Bourke, soprano and Niall Moylan, pianist; Siobhan Forde, organist; and the Drishane Gospel Choir. Tickets can be putchased locally. Full concert details are given below :

For more information, visit the website for Baby Jacob.

Christmas Concert (taken from Baby Jacobs website)

On the 4th of December there will be a Christmas concert organised in the beautiful “Little Flower” chapel in Drishane Castle in Millstreet. The event will begin at 7 pm, during which the best local artists will perform:

Marina Cassidy – foremost Irish harpist/soprano.
– Millstreet Church Choir
– Music Group “Sceal Eile”
– Polish Choir from Cork
– Claire O’Leary, fiddle soloist
– Louise Bourke, soprano and Niall Moylana, pianist
– Siobhan Forde, organist
– Drishane Gospel Choir

The first artist will start performing at 8 pm.

All the performers agreed to waive their fees so that the entire proceeds from the concert will go toward Jacob.

Special thanks to Thomas Duggan for letting us use this exceptional place for the concert and to other sponsors.

The concert will end with some refreshments (Polish and Irish delicacies) and a mulled wine reception.

Each ticket is 25 euro (including food). The number of tickets is limited due to the location of the concert.

Tickets can be bought at:
– Green Glens Arena w Millstreet, tel.: 029-70800
– O’Leary Butchers, The Square, Millstreet
– Pewex (Polish shop in Rathmore), Polish shops in Killarney, Cork, Tralee
– Justyna’s, Polish shop in Millstreet

Fiddle Soloist

1 thought on “Baby Jacob”

  1. If you were wondering where the name of the website for Baby Jacob ( comes from, well “Nowak” is the surname, but kubus is a diminutive form of Jacob in Polish (ie. it’s the same as a baby named William being called “little Billy”)

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