Aubane Notes January 2009

By John F. Kelleher


We extend our deepest sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently Nonie Lane late of Aubane & Doneraile, Kitt Buckley Glenleigh Kilcorney, Tom Dowling Killarney, Millstreet & Charleville, Sean Buckley Kilcorney, Nora Leader Kilcorney, Noreen Dennehy Millstreet, Denny Cashman Tullig, Joan Courtney Islandahill, Mary Kelleher (Nee Kelleher) Clondrohid & late of Aubane, Sr Tecla Kelleher Cork, Michael Keating Killarney, Bridie Kelleher Ballyclough, and Treasa Moynihan Ballymakeera.

Ar dheis De go a raibh a namam dillis


Congratulations to Noreen Lane Newmarket & Shane O’Donoghue who were married on the 6th December

Annual Christmas Party
The Annual Mass and Senior Citizens’ party took place on Thursday 18th December in the Aubane Community Centre recently and was well attended by the local people. The Celebrants at the Mass were Canon Declan O’Connor PP and Fr James Mc Sweeney helped by a group from the Millstreet Church Choir. Following the mass, the party was held and patrons were entertained by a group from Ceomhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann who played music and sang, and were joined by people from the crowd who gave renditions of their own songs. Many thanks to everyone that helped to make sure it was a thoroughly enjoyable night especially The Millstreet Choir, Ceolthois Ceoltoiri Eireann and to all the Aubane Social members who helped out on the night.

Christmas Morning Climb
The Christmas morning tradition of walking up a Mushera mountain took place again on Christmas Day Morning. This year the Sponsorship Proceeds of the climb were in aid of St Patrick’s Church Restoration Fund. At 10:30am the first group headed off from St John’s Well, while more were tackling the slightly easier route up along the wire by at the Millstreet Country Park. It was a beautiful fresh crisp morning, but I believe they could see what lay ahead of them, the dense fog on top of the mountain From a distance was the sound of a helicopter which really surprised the climbers as the fog was very dense and some people thought he didn’t realize he was so near the mountain. When the helicopter landed on board was the Pilot Dermot Healy from Killarney & the LTV2 film crew Sean Murphy & Mary Anketell who interviewed the participants of the Climb. It’s the first time ever a helicopter landed on Mushera Mountain on Christmas Morning. So after about an hour of moving uphill at peoples own pace, they got to the top at about 11:30. There were already a few dozen hardy souls plus a few dogs at the cross before them. By the time everyone had landed in the next half an hour, there were over One Hundred or so cheerful souls on top. After a few photos’ and a good long chat, they headed back for base. A special word of Thanks to Sean Murphy & Mary Annakettel who filmed the climb which was shown on LTV2 on Christmas Day Night which was an excellent programme.

Thanks to each and every one of you who climbed the Mountain on the day. For pictures of the day log on to taken by Fr James Mc Sweeney.

Santa Claus Visited Aubane:
On Sunday 14th December Santa Claus visited all the boys and girls at the Aubane Community Centre. Santa arrived in great syle in a BMW after his sleigh broke down just outside Aubane. He received a warm reception from the crowd. He met all the children there and got notice of what they all wanted for Christmas! They all got a early gift from santa,and were asked to be good, and were delighted with themselves.
There was also a bouncy castle, teas & biscuits for everyone. Thanks to all the people that helped and to our Club Members Don O’Riordan and his wife Sonya who put the day together, and especially to Santa who took the time out of his amazing schedule to be with us for a few hours. Thanks to everyone who attended despite the bad weather conditions. Also special word of Thanks to those who gave us sponsorship, Bernard Crowley from LTV2 who filmed the event and to John O’Sullivan for supplying the Bouncing Castle.

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.

Around The Fireside

On December 30th a night of storytelling and singing took place in Aubane Community Centre around a nice homely warm fireside. A large crowd almost over eighty people gathered from far and wide to participate in both song and storytelling. Music was provided by local musicians and was enjoyed by all. In May another night will be held so watch this spot for the date. Thanks to all the singers and musicians who participated in this great annual get together.

American Tea Party

On Saturday 29nd November the Aubane Social Club hosted an American Tea Party at the Millstreet GAA Hall in Aid of the Aubane Community Centre Refurbishment Fund. Natural Gas entertained the crowd on the night. A huge crowd attended on the night. A special word of Thanks to who hosted tables and those who came on the night to support this event. Also Thanks to our sponsors, to the GAA Hall Committee who provided us with the venue and to Billy & Ellen Sheehan the Wallis Arms who provided us with tables & chairs.

Dancing Classes:
Dancing Classes have now commenced in the Aubane Community Centre since Tuesday 13th January and will continue every Tuesday night from 8.30 to 9.30 pm. If anyone is interested please contact Eileen O’Riordan or Gerdie Buckley for further details-.

As Secretary of the Aubane Social Club I would to thank you all who supported us by attending our different events which we held during 2008 or those who helped us in anyway. It is very much appreciated and we hope to see you all again in 2009.

Happy New Year to you All!!

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