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

The newly formed Dromtarriffe Vintage Club first ever Event is being held over in Dromtarriffe Hall on next Sunday April 21st. The Club are holding both a Vintage Car and Tractor Run on Sunday.

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

Everybody very Welcome.

Childcare Service Expressions of Interest Sought

Childcare Service Expressions of Interest Sought

The Board of Management of St. Brendan’s N.S. Rathcoole welcome expressions of interest for the establishment and running of a before and afterschool childcare service on the school grounds, which will be made available from 28/08/2024. This service is subject to the normal procedures of the School’s Patron and the Department of Education.

Applicants must have at least 2 years experience of providing a before and afterschool services within a primary school setting and must also be registered with Tusla as a School Aged Childcare Provider. This is a proposal for a sole trader for the purposes of running and managing a before and afterschool service independent of the school.

If interested in facilitating an afterschool service, please apply to the Chairperson of the Board of Management by emailing your application to stbrendansrathcoole no later than Tuesday 19/03/2024.

Aubane Community Alert Crime Prevention Meeting happening this Tuesday Evening February 20th at 8.30pm in Aubane Community Centre

Aubane Community Alert Group will hold a Crime Prevention Meeting on this Tuesday Evening February 20th at 8.30pm in Aubane Community Centre, A Member of An Garda Siochána will be in attendance.

Everyone is very welcome to attend.


Aubane Social Club are holding a Kids Movie Night on next Friday February 16th

Aubane Social Club are holding a Kids Movie Night on next Friday February 16th at 6pm in Aubane Community Centre (P51 EP49) Entry €5 per Child/ Adults Free.



Christmas Greetings from Aubane Social Club

From All at Aubane Social Club have a very Happy and Holy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year,thanks to Everyone who supported our Events in Aubane during 2023 and we look forward to your Company again in 2024.

Below is a list of Events left in 2023 for the Christmas Period

Aubane Social Club Christmas Diary

Aubane Christmas Day Morning Climb at 10.30 am on Monday 25 December – all proceeds from the Climb are in Aid of the Freeland Projects in Capetown. Local woman Maureen Buckley will travel to Capetown in March 2024. This is Maureen’s second visit and the money donated will go a long way in the building of a rescue centre. She saw first hand the poverty and lack of resources and provisions when Maureen was there in 2022. The team included plumbers, carpenters, painters and many more. They filled their suitcases with all the necessary equipment to carry out the work and left everything there when they returned home. We have so much and they have so little so everything is a huge help. Please Support this very worthy charity.

Christmas Around the Fireside a night of stories, songs and togetherness at Christmas around the open fireside in candle light at Aubane Community Centre happening Thursday 28 December at 8.00 pm All welcome.


Rathcoole Development Association yoga and coffee morning

Rathcoole Development Association invite you to their open morning to raise funds to help contribute towards future projects in the area.

The morning will begin with a yoga 🧘‍♂️    taster class suitable for beginners @ 10.00-11.00. All you need to bring is a mat.  

Following this we will be hosting a coffee morning  ☕ @ 11.30-1.30. Please bring a donation of some baking if you wish.

Please come along for some yoga, coffee or just a friendly chat to meet your neighbour.

We will welcome ideas of potential projects that residents would hope to have completed in the future.

More details can be found on their Event page on Facebook 

All donations welcome.

Coffee morning and yoga

Rathcoole Development Association invite you to their open morning to raise funds to help contribute towards future projects in the area.

The morning will begin with a yoga taster class suitable for beginners @ 10.00-11.00. All you need to bring is a mat.

Following this we will be hosting a coffee morning @ 11.30-1.30. Please bring a donation of some baking if you wish.

Please come along for some yoga, coffee or just a friendly chat to meet your neighbour.

We will welcome ideas of potential projects that residents would hope to have completed in the future.

More details can be found on their Event page on Facebook 

Ireland and Liverpool Soccer Legend to appear at The Bridge Bar Rathmore on next Fiday Night July 8th

On next Friday Evening July 8th Ireland and Liverpool legend John Aldridge will be in The Bridge Bar, Rathmore when the former striker will be in the Main Bar telling stories from the past followed by a questions and answers session.

The Bridge Bar has a huge Liverpool fan base, and this makes John’s appearance all the more special. There will be a combination of retro Ireland and Liverpool jerseys which will be up for grabs by auction and raffle on the night and the star prize will be a canvas that has been commissioned which will be signed on the night.

For those who purchase VIP tickets, there will be early access from 7pm to 9pm. The VIP privileges also grants entry into the special spot prize raffle and access to the side bar. There will also be a photograph and autograph opportunity for those who are VIP on the night.

From 9.30pm onwards, all are welcome for a chat with ‘Aldo’ as he tells stories from Ireland’s illustrious past. Finger food will also be available on the night.

The Nights Events in Rathmore are in Aid of the of The Irish Community Air Ambulance Service based in Ratchoole.

Message of Thanks and Further Information from Mushera Wind Aware Group

Mushera Wind Aware.
On Saturday February 26th. we gave people the opportunity to sign a petition against a wind farm in Ballinagree/ Mushera Mountain. We would like to thank everyone who turned out to support us and everyone who helped in any way. We will not name names because  we would definitely leave somebody out but we are greatful for all the support.

We were also delighted to welcome Liadh Ni Riada, Sinn Fein candidate for Cork North West who came from Coolea to assure us of her continuing support.

We know that many people were not able to make it to sign the petition on Saturday so with that in mind, they can text their name and address to any one of the following numbers and we will add them to the petition.

087 412 6175

087 640 3530

086 062 1269

A lot of people asked about a public meeting and why we haven’t held one. The fact is that we are afraid to in case we would be the cause of an outbreak of Covid. This restricts us very much because we know that many of you want to get involved and help fight this proposed development. We are doing the best we can by making opportunity available to sign the petition.

Again thanks to everyone.


Rathcoole Ambush – 100 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Rathcoole Ambush, one of the largest and most successful ambushes by the IRA during the War of Independence, which increased pressure on the British Empire to leave Ireland to the Irish..
The IRA laid landmines in the road, and detonated them as a convoy of Auxillaries passed over them, disabling two vehicles and trapping three more. Two auxiliaries, both only 20 years old, William A.H. Boyd, and Frederick Shorter were killed in the ambush, and many more injured.

Further Details of the ambush can be found in the article The Rathcoole Ambush – June 16th 1921


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Easter Competition Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association

Millstreet Primary Schools ‘Easter Nature Hunt’ Competition is open to all local Primary Schools, closing date Friday 2nd April 2021.

The children need to take photos of themselves with all the items to prove they have completed the Hunt, and send them into the Parents Assn’s Facebook page or email address, then completed entries will be entered into a draw on Saturday, for some lovely Goodies, just in time for Easter.  It means you don’t have to go rushing out to do this, just get your entry in by next Friday 2nd April evening to get into the draw.

Prizes have been sponsored by Herlihy Centra Millstreet and O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet, the Parents Association would like to say ‘Thank You’ for the prizes.

Link to the Parents Assn Facebook page

A Day of Floods

Last night brought torrential rain to Munster, but Millstreet seems to have been one of the worst affected spots. The rain gauge at Tubrid measured 78.1mm from when the rain started at 8pm last night to when it stopped at lunch time today. After a very wet fortnight, all this excess rain had nowhere to go but into the rivers which  flooded everywhere. The river gauge at Keale Bridge  reached its maximum at about 2:30pm today, and flooding has been going down quickly since. Below are some photos of the flooding from around Millstreet.

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CRR Air Ambulance


Life saving service provided support to HSE in 13 counties in 2020

The Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance was tasked to 490 incidents across 13 counties during 2020, which was its first full year in operation.

The ICRR Air Ambulance, based in Rathcoole in County Cork, works in tandem with the National Ambulance Service to provide both paramedic support and transport to hospital for seriously ill patients.

Figures from the ICRR show that July was the single busiest month, with the Air Ambulance being tasked a total of 59 times. Road traffic accidents account for the most incidents, with a total of 94 taskings throughout the year.


(picture sent by Darragh Kane) 

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Green Flag for Rathcoole N.S.

St. Brendans N.S., Rathcoole are delighted with the news this week that they have been awarded their 4th Green Flag for Sustainable Travel.

The school has been working for the past two years towards this award, but unfortunately their final event had to be cancelled when schools closed. Instead, pupils from Rathcoole got on their bikes or went on a hike over the past few weeks and headed out to photograph their picturesque “2km Zone” nestled between the foothills of Mushera and the banks of the Blackwater.
Here is the beautiful video they submitted to the Green Schools “Hidden Places” project:

The team at Green-Schools headquarters were very impressed with the application, and extend their thanks to everyone in the school.  The Green-Schools committee and the whole school community deserve a huge amount of credit for their efforts – well done on your 4th Green Flag!
Green Schools Committee

Daniel Nolan, Shanakiel

The death has occurred of Daniel Nolan, Shanakiel, Rathcoole, Mallow, Cork. After a brave battle fought with dignity, surrounded by his loving family at the Mercy Hospital, Cork. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Eileen (nee O’Rahilly), sons John, Denis and David, daughters Aine and Marie, son-in-law Noel, daughters-in-law Orla, Marie and Katie and family friend Anne, grandchildren James, Katie, Oisin, Daniel, Donnacha, Lucia, Penelope and Teddy, brother Denis, sisters Myra and Shelia, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and all the extended family, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. [rip] [f]

Due to current government guidelines, a private family funeral will take place. Messages of sympathy for the family may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Sheila Murphy (née O’Sullivan), Moynihan Terrace, Rathcoole

The death has occurred of Sheila Murphy (née O’Sullivan), Moynihan Terrace, Rathcoole. Late of Dromagh. Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family in the excellent care of the doctors, nurses and staff at the Mercy University Hospital Cork beloved wife of the late Jeremiah and dear mother of Jerry, Noreen (Murphy-Clery) and Margaret (Green). Sadly missed by her heartbroken family, brothers, sisters, grandchildren Julie and her partner Martin, Olivia and her partner Paudie, Michelle, William, Martin and his partner Danielle, Diarmuid and his partner Mara and their mother Eileen, great grand daughter Caoimhe, sons-in-law Liam and Chris, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, Jerry’s partner Fiona, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives kind neighbours , close family friend Aoife and her many friends. Requiescat in pace. [rip]

In accordance with HSE and Government Guidelines Sheila’s funeral shall take place privately. Condolences may be added on the RIP Condolences Page. Thanking you for your understanding at this time.

Active Home School Week – Toilet Roll Challenge

The pupils and staff in St. Brendan’s N.S. Rathcoole took part in Active Home Week last week. They completed the Toilet Roll Challenge. It was a lovely way to motivate each other to get active and to unite our pupils and staff during this time. Have a look at what they got up to in the video below:

Great support from Knocknagree Fair Field Tidy Towns Group for ICRR Air Ambulance Service

Knocknagree Fair Field Tidy Towns Group Presented a cheque for €2,435  to the ICRR Air Ambulance Group Earlier this Evening which was an amount that the Group raised following a recent Coffee Morning they hosted.
Donie Lucey accepted the Cheque on behalf of ICRR at there Base over in Rathcoole and he thanked the Knocknagree Group for there effort in helping such a vital Service in the Air Ambulance to stay in the Air and keep saving Lives.
By Tom Corbett

Catherine Byrnes, Rathcoole (née Mc Garry of Kanturk)

The death has occurred of Catherine Byrnes, Knockcahill, Rathcoole, Co. Cork (née McGarry of Greenfield Rd, Kanturk).
Passed away on 17th of December at Kanturk Community Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her husband Michael, daughter Mary (O Gorman), son’s Martin, Michael, Dominic and Damien, son in law Liam, daughter’s in law Anne, Liz, Mairead and Dolores and her 13 grandchildren, nephews, nieces relatives, neighbour’s and friends. Lying in Repose in Tarrant’s Funeral, Millstreet on Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Friday at 1pm burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only please donations in lieu to Kanturk Community Hospital. [rip]

The Ambulance Heroes in our Sky

Listen below to Jerry O’Sullivan of Radio Kerry bringing you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at the base of Ireland’s first charity air ambulance, the Irish Community Rapid Response service. Jerry visited the base in Rathcoole, Millstreet, where spoke to Ruth Bruton and John Murray where he learned that they actually have two helicopters in Rathcoole, and about the technical goings on behind the scene, and how they are funded:

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