Penny Dinners Food Collection

Cork Penny Dinners - logoThe aim of Cork Penny Dinners is to give everyone who calls to their Centre a hot nourishing midday meal. In addition, clients get sandwiches and fruit to take away as an evening meal. Penny Dinners is open 7 days a week all year, including Christmas Day.

We are doing a food collection in aid of Penny Dinners again this year. We got a fantastic response last Xmas so we are hoping to repeat that success this year. Guys & Dolls Hair Salon, Coleman’s Centra and SuperValu have very kindly agreed to facilitate our collection again and donation boxes are in place in their premises.

Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Any local businesses wishing to donate or get involved can contact 087 6886725. Anna, Stephen & Aida Costello.

Tinned Foods, Orange Squash, Easi-singles Cheese, Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Biscuits, Salt, Tea Towels, Cleaning Products.




Our 35th Annual Christmas Mass and Party took place on Saturday Dec.5th in Cullen Community Centre. In spite of the wind and rain we were thrilled with the turn out from afar as Mallow and Kanturk to Newmarket, Millstreet and Gneeveguila. A large number of our special friends with their families, friends or carers attended.

Mass was celebrated by Canon Jack Fitzgerald, and the local Choir added to the celebration with appropriate Christmas hymns and carols. Good food, music and dancing kick-started the festive season for all present, whose energy and enthusiasm could put many to shame. Our DJ Andrew Lynch supplied some wonderful disco music and contributed in no small way to the success of the party. As usual each guest received a gift. Dr.Pat Casey had a busy evening as he made the presentations and he thanked everybody who helped to make the Party such a success. Great credit is due to the organising committee and the many helpers who did trogan work behind the scenes to ensure that everything was in order for the evening. A new addition this year was a visit from a group of ladies from the Kanturk/Millstreet branch of the Red Cross offering hand massage and nail painting to all guests, and this was very much enjoyed and appreciated

Many thanks to all who came and supported the afternoon to make it such a success.


Cullen and District S.N.A. wish all their special friends, supporters and sponsors all the Joys and Blessings of Christmas with the best of health and happiness in the New Year


‘Twas the Night – by Annmarie O’Riordan

2015-12-05 T'was the night - Charity CD by Annmarie O'RiordanHi all, I recently released a 3 track CD in aid of Irish Cancer Society. My grandfather passed away this time last year, after receiving the devastating terminal cancer diagnosis. I promised my grandad, I would raise funds for Cancer Research and this is my contribution.

CDs are €5 and will be available in stores and Tracks from iTunes at the end of the week.

Thank you for your support. Le gach dea ghuí, Annmarie.

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Remembering Peadar Cremin, R.I.P.

It was with a deep sense of shock that I just became aware of the very sad departure of Peadar Cremin (Adare and Tralee) to his Eternal Reward, R.I.P.. I firstly became acquainted with Peadar when as a First Year Student in St. Patrick’s Training College, Drumcondra in 1968 Peadar would have been a Second Year Student at that time. From the outset Peadar was such a true gentleman of the very highest calibre and has had such a totally inspiring influence on the education of Ireland especially during the many hugely significant developments in Primary Education since the 1970s.  As President of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick and as a member of the University of Limerick Governing Authority Peadar’s impact on the training of so many Primary Teachers over the years was enormous and hugely beneficial.  We shared a common interest in the world of Calligraphy but Peadar’s magnificent talent in such splendidly ornate handwriting far surpassed my attempt in this Art. Peadar’s interest in the Millstreet Parish area was heartfelt with of course Cullen as the centrepoint – the homeplace of Áine (née Fleming). Peadar truly enriched the lives of all of us who have been so privileged to have known him. Sincere condolences to Áine, their daughters, grandchildren and family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  (Seán Radley)Peadar Cremin
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