Clara Mountain Without Its Cross – A Rare Sight Indeed!

On this Good Friday morning this is how Clara Mountain looked. The Cross was carefully taken down on Thursday, 5th April 2012.   A splendid new Cross will replace this.    In 1950 the Holy Year Cross was put in place on Clara Mountain’s summit.    It was replaced in 1967 and again in 1984.   Therefore the new Cross will be the fourth.   With hundreds of people attending, Holy Mass was celebrated on Clara Mountain in 2000 with a very special plaque unveiled on that historic 50th anniversary occasion by the late Tadhg O’Driscoll.   (S.R.) [see photos from that day – 21st of May 2000]

Gang ‘fished money’ out of donation boxes

A gang has been using a simple but effective method of “fishing out” money from donation boxes embedded in church walls. Gardaí have arrested two Romanians after CCTV footage taken from a church in North-West Cork clearly revealed their unholy deed, using a simple method. Inspector Tony Sugrue, who is based in Kanturk, confirmed that gardaí had arrested two men, aged 19 and 46, in connection with thefts from churches in Millstreet, Ballydaly, and Rathmore. Read the full article on today’s Irish Examiner

In the Corkman – 6th April 2012

The Corkman Newspaper is out every Thursday in all the local newsagents, and contains much more than just the online version.

Titanic Ceremony of Remembrance Night…19th April 2012

IRD Duhallow in April will be hosting a Night in honour of the Duhallow people who set out on the Titanic on its maiden voyage. Dr. Michael Martin (Titanic Trail author and creator) will be the keynote speaker and Sr. Maureen Cahill will facilitate a prayerful ceremony. This event will take place on the 19th April at 7.30p.m. in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. Everyone is welcome to come and share in the evening as we remember those who survived and perished on that fateful journey. Registration is essential. Please contact Mary on 029 60633.

Millstreet’s April 2012 Tidy Towns Clean Up

April has been designated National Clean Up month.   Millstreet Tidy Towns Association has organised a major clean up on Tuesday 10th April and Thursday  12th  April. Meeting point will be at the Monument at 7:00pm on both nights.   Gloves,pickers,visors and bags will be provided each night.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.