Thanks from Dromtariffe Vintage Club

On behalf of Dromtariffe Vintage Club Bob and Mollie Keane would like to say thank you to everyone for there support on last Saturday Evening July 13th for our BBQ Vintage Car Run,we would like to thank Noel C Duggan and Family for the use of their car park,to Connie of the Bush Bar for the use of his premises for the sign on and for having Tea/Coffee before setting out,thanks also to Coleman’s Millstreet for their contribution,a shout out as well to John Tarrant,Tom Corbett and Sean Radley for taking photos,also many thanks to Seanie Kelleher for Bike Marshalling, to John and Rob for directing the Cars into Duggans Car Park,to Humphrey O’Riordan and his wife for Marshalling,also we want to thank Anthony for doing the Sign on,thanks also to Hanah Lee O’Connor and Bernard Crowley for there promotion of the Event on the Millstreet Website,to an Garda Siochana for looking after Traffic Management,to Nadd Pub for looking after all of us superbly and on behalf of Bob and Mollie a big thank you to John P Kelleher for all his help and the work he did with us in preparing for the event,it was a pleasure to work with him and have him by our sides throughout the preparations and on the evening itself,thank you all once again from Bob and Mollie Keane.

Millstreet Vintage Club 2024 Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited happening next Sunday July 7th

The Millstreet Vintage Club Circuit of lreland Rally Stages REVISITED is approaching fast with the Event being in aid of Blackwater Critical CFR and is happening on next Sunday July 7th.

Those wishing to take part can Sign on from 9:30am with the Run Starting at 11:30am SHARP from Dromtariffe Community Centre on the N72 Mallow killarney Road Eircode (P51 KC52)
This year we revisit 3 Old Circuit of Ireland Stages,
The Finish will be in Ballydesmond and its all In Aid of CRITICAL Blackwater Community First Responders Group .

Rally Plate ENTRY Fee is €20.
To be guaranteed an entry Text GOING and your name to 086 8545873

For more information contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.


Dromtariffe Vintage Club Presentation to Darkness Into Light

Members of Dromtariffe Vintage Club went for a drive out for Darkness Into Light/Pieta House 2024 on Saturday Morning May 11th and following there trip out they presented a cheque last Thursday Evening for €670 to Munster Fire & Safety who are the co-ordinators in Millstreet with the Charity.

Dromtariffe Vintage Club would like to thank Everyone who took part in the drive and to everyone who contributed to such a great Cause.

Photos Courtesy of Tom Corbett TMC Photos.



Dromtariffe Vintage Club says a Big Thanks to Everyone for there Support

A massive thank you to all who supported our very first car and tractor run for Dromtarriffe Vintage Club held last Sunday,we are also very grateful to An Garda Siochana plus our Bike Marshalls who both controlled Traffic on the day and to Dromagh National School who looked after Catering,we had a great day out.

We will be holding more events in the future so watch out for Details.

Thanks again to all for supporting us.

First Event happening on tomorrow Sunday April 21st for the newly formed Dromtariffe Vintage Club

The newly formed Dromtarriffe Vintage Club inaugural Event is being held over in Dromtarriffe Hall on this coming Sunday April 21st. The Club are holding both a Vintage Car and Tractor Run on Sunday and the Weather looks like it will be good for the recently formed Clubs first ever Event.

Registration starting at 11am in Dromtarriffe Hall. Run will take off at 1pm Sharp. Registration is by Donation.

Everybody very Welcome.

Dromtariffe Parish Consultation

Parish Consultation  – Dromtariffe Parish Hall, February 28th, 8pm.


Most people are aware by now of a serious shortage of ministering priests.  Kerry Diocese, like most other dioceses is suffering a death of priests, and many parishes are without a resident priest.  Sadly, this number is likely to increase.  The Bishops of Ireland have therefore, initiated a consultative process with both the clergy and the laity, in the hope of formulating ideas and means of enhancing the role of the church into the future.  Therefore, as in his recent pastoral, Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne issued the following:


“I see the life of the 110 local church-communities as a valuable and valued resource for people now and into the future. In the light of fewer clergy, we need to explore how each local church-community can thrive with local leadership acting co-responsibly with the priests ministering to the parishes of the pastoral areas.  A church can still be the centre point for community life, even if there is no weekend Mass.  Think of your local church community in four ways; a social/friendship community, a caring compassionate community, a praying, worshipping and sacramental community and a community whose mission is to nourish and develop its faith, and hand it on the next generation”.


“Our first step in the process is consulting you, the people of the Parishes.  In February, there will be a gathering in each parish.  The invitation is open to all; what do you see as the strengths and weaknesses locally, and what are your thoughts on what might be done? In parallel with this, there will be a consultation for the clergy.  Our hope is that parishioners and deacons will take a structured leadership role in their pastoral areas, working in a co-responsible way with the priests of the pastoral area as well as priests from abroad.  This will allow priests to work across pastoral areas in a more sustainable manner.  We will keep people informed as the process progresses”.


A number of parishioners have been trained to facilitate our parish meeting which will take place in Dromtariffe Parish Hall on February 28th at 8pm.


Everybody is invited and welcome to attend, and we would particularly encourage those who are involved in any ministry or parish committee, to make a special effort to be present.


Sometimes, people shy away from such meetings because the worry about ‘getting a job’.  No need to worry in this case, all we need is your opinions and suggestions.


The meeting will consider the following:

    • Without the presence of a priest to lead and co-ordinate, what aspects of parish life could we, the laity, take responsibility for and organise ourselves?
    • Where do we see scope for co-operation with neighbouring parishes in our pastoral area?
    • Given what Bishop Ray has said about reducing numbers and increasing
    • age, what do you want to say to priests?


Re-Scheduled Meeting happening in Dromtariffe Parish Hall on Monday January 29th at 8pm regarding setting up of a new Vintage Club

Following the cancellation of the Meeting last Monday Night due to the weather and no power over in Dromtariffe Parish Hall this Meeting will now go ahead at 8pm on  Monday January 29th to discuss the idea of setting up a new Vintage Club in the Area,anybody who might be interested in this is very welcome to come along to this Meeting.

Bazaar & Craft fair

Bazaar is back!!!
This year with a Craft fair filled with local small businesses, crafters and bakers!!
The famous ‘spinner’ will be running with numerous fabulous spot prizes!
The big raffle and loads more!!
Come along to pick up some early Christmas gifts that are so unique, sustainable and support local!
Have a cuppa and a cake, socialise and get into the Christmas spirit!!
All proceeds going towards the upkeep of Dromtariffe hall! See you there !

Millstreet Vintage Club Presentation to St Josephs Foundation

Millstreet Vintage Club made a Presentation on Wednesday Evening October 4th last to St. Joseph’s Foundation CEO Michael Hegarty of a Cheque for €4,736 following the Clubs Van Run held back in July,the Cheque was presented by Event Organiser Martin Lucey along with his Wife Nollaig and Son Colin to a delighted Michael who thanked Millstreet Vintage Club and Everyone who was involved in the running of the Van Run,Michael said the money raised will be used to very good effect in the day to day work that St Josephs Foundation do in the North Cork Region and as well making improvements for future development which is vital to give a top class service to the Region.

As ever we thank Danny Lane for the Photos.

Millstreet Vintage Club Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited 2023 happening Today Sunday July 2nd

So Today is the day and we are nearly at the Startline of the Millstreet Vintage Club Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited 2023 happening today Sunday July 2nd,hopefully the Weather behaves now, Clerk of the Course Donie Lucey has organised 5 great Stages in a Compact Route of 64
miles with the Event Start and
Sign on at Dromtariffe Hall on the Killarney/Mallow Road Eircode (P51 KC52) from 10.30am with Take Off at 12 Noon.
Cars will tackle Stages in Mushera, Mullaghanish and Fuhiry and will then head for a Pitstop and Service to Ireland’s Highest Pub ‘Top of Coom’ Pub and Restuarant where you can dine with an Optional
Rally Menu or just enjoy any Refreshments you need,and from there the Event will then go on to the Gortnagane Stage followed by the last Stage in Caharbarnagh with the end of that Stage bringing the Event to a Finish just outside Millstreet Town.
Each Participant will receive the Traditional Bumper Plate to mark the Running of the Event and a Souvenir for your Home.
For Further Details Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.



Dromtariffe GAA & Historical Book Launch

Dromtariffe GAA & Historical Book Launch.

All roads will lead to Dromtariffe Community Hall on Sunday December 4th, when Dromtariffe GAA will launch it’s latest club history.  Written by Dan Joe O’Keeffe and titled “In Praises of Dromtariffe”, the book describes the club’s long and illustrious story from its foundation in 1895 to 2020.  It is not simply just the adult-club’s story, but also that of the under-age, ladies and Scór, as well as other sections of interest.  The book will be launched by John Tarrant, well known sports reporter and local correspondent.  Here is an opportunity for Dromtariffe people, young and old, from near and far to meet, great and reminisce.  There will be music and song, along with light refreshments for all.  It is hoped that the book will also be of interest to those outside the Parish, as it relates many epic and well fought clashes between Dromtariffe and its various Duhallow opponents.  The book will retail at €25 and will be available to purchase at a number of local outlets.  This is a limited edition and may be pre-ordered by contacting any of the following:

Michael Byrnes (Snr)   029 58056

Frank Barry                    087 9838087

Joe O’Riordan               087 2801867

Mary Browne                087 7951810

Sean Feely                      086 3168212

Dan Joe O’Keeffe         086 1234348

Dromtariffe GAA History Book Lauch


 Sometime during the coming weeks, on a date yet to be announced, Dromtarriffe GAA will launch it’s latest history book. 

Titled “In Praises of Dromtarriffe” and written by Dan Joe O’Keeffe, it tells the story of the Club from it’s foundation in 1885 to 2020.  While detailing the ups and downs of the adult club, the fortunes of the Ladies, Juveniles and Scór, also included will be other snippets of parochial events.  Further chapters will included Dromtarriffe’s Pattern Day, May 6th, the life and poetry of Patrick “Sonny” Vaughan, better known as Cody to his friends and the infamous “Skellig Lists”.

This book is dedicated to players, mentors and followers of Dromtarriffe GAA, past and present.  Further details will follow.  This is a limited edition and advanced booking is advisable and may be pre-ordered from any of the following:

Mick Byrnes (029) 58056

Joe O’Riordan (087) 2801867

Mary Browne (087) 7951810

Sean Feely (086) 3168212

Dan Joe O’Keeffe (086) 1234348

Frank Barry (087) 9838087

Coffee morning held in Dromtarriffe Parish Hall on Sunday 13th March

A meeting was held to conclude the fundraiser in aid of the Irish Red Cross for the Ukraine Crisis. Ted Noonan from the Irish Red Cross attended the meeting and was delighted with the fundraiser which amounted to €9230.
A huge thanks again for everyone’s generosity towards the coffee morning in Dromtarriffe Parish Hall Sunday 13th March.

Coffee morning in Dromtarriffe Parish Hall

Huge thank you to everyone who supported the coffee morning today in Dromtarriffee Parish Hall,  such a generous response with baking donations  and an amazing collection of money for the Irish Red Cross going directly towards the Ukraine Crisis.
Great credit is due to everyone’s community spirit which resulted in an excess of €8,000 raised.
A meeting is being organised with an Irish Red Cross Officer to close the fundraiser. Further details to follow.
Thanks again for everyone’s help and support!!

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