Aubane Notes March 2009

By John F. Kelleher


We extend our deepest sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently Mrs O’Mahony Clondrohid, Tom Dineen Clondrohid, Teresa Mc Carthy Kilmeedy & Mairead O’Rahilly Kilcorney.

Ar dheis De go a raibh a namam dillis


Congratulations to Caroline & Kevin Creedon Carrigaline on the birth of their baby boy.

Annual General Meeting:

The Annual General Meeting of the Aubane Social Club will be held in the Aubane Community Centre on the 18th March commencing at 9.00 p.m Sharp. New Members welcome to attend.

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 dancing on the floor commences at 9.15 pm

Annual Christmas Morning Climb Supports St Patrick’s Church Restoration Fund

The Aubane Social Club took time to time acknowledge a fundraising venture from one of it familiar hostings. All the participants in the club’s annual sponsored Mountain Climb which took place on Christmas Day morning were applauded for venturing out in great numbers to support the traditional staging and helping the St Patrick’s Church Restoration Fund.

Aubane Social Club’s Gerard Mc Sweeney commended the close on 150 participants who made it the most successful undertaking by the club. The brilliant weather added to the occasion in a venture growing in success supported by record numbers. This mountain climb on Christmas Morning has been ongoing now for over thirty years with a different charity benefiting each year. Last Year Marymount Hospice benefited from the proceeds of the climb but this year our beautiful historic St Patrick’s Church in Millstreet benefited. A cheque for €3,500 was presented by club member Sonya O’Riordan to Denis Lane Chairman of the St Patrick’s Church Restoration Fund Denis Lane said that he was no stranger to the Aubane area as it was where he was born and reared and his late mother Hannie Lane was a member of the Aubane Social Club for many years. Mr Lane expressed gratitude for the generous contribution which will go towards enchancing and restoring the Church. Cannn Declan O’Connor also thanked the Aubane Social Club and the participants of the climb. The photographs of the climb can be viewed on A special word of Thanks to Sean Murphy & Mary Annakettel who filmed the climb from Dermot Healy’s Helicopter which was shown on LTV2 on Christmas Day Night which was an excellent programme. A special word of thanks to you all who climbed and those of you who subscribed to this worthy fund.

Presentation of €15,400 to Jonathon Irwin CEO of the Jack & Jill Foundation:

In October Billy & Ellen Sheehan proprietors of the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet joined forces with the Aubane Social Club and a number of local businesses to raise the money for the Jack & Jill Foundation. A representative from the Millstreet Youth Club also presented a cheque from the proceeds of their Halloween Party. The staff from Supervalu in Millstreet also raised money for this fund by hosting an instore event where the staff dressed up in costumes for the day. On Friday 21st January the cheque for €15,400 was presented to Jonathon Irwin the founder of the Jack & Jill Foundation in the Wallis Arms. As part of his visit for the presentation of the cheque, Jonathon Irwin CEO of the Jack & Jill Foundation asked families in Cork & Kerry to donate their old mobile phones to buy more home nursing care for terminally ill children and children with severe neurological delay aged 0-4 years old being cared at home. There are 50 Jack & Jill babies in the Cork & Kerry Border today and up to 300 nationwide. Mr Irwin reminded people that 250 old mobile phones can buy home nursing care for a sick child a month. Mobile phones can be handed into the Wallis Arms. Billy Sheehan said that Eilin Ni Mhurcu is the Jack & Jill Liason nurse who covers both counties. Mr Irwin thanked everyone who helped raise this huge amount money for the Jack & Jill Foundation. The Aubane Social Club & Billy & Ellen Sheahan of the Wallis also expressed a special word thanks to everyone who made this event an outstanding success. . For further information on the Jack & Jill Foundation log on to

John F. Kelleher

March 2009

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