Crystal Swing at the Briery Gap

Crystal Swing comprises Mary Murray-Burke and her son and daughter, Derek and Dervla Burke. Since the band’s video of the song, ‘He Drinks Tequila’ was posted on YouTube in January, 2010, they have become a National and International hit and have performed on notable shows such as The Late Late Show, and the Ellen DeGeneras show in America. They have also performed with stars such as Lilly Allen and Bonnie Tyler as well as most of the home-grown Irish stars of the music industry. Crystal Swings show in Briery Gap Theatre is sure to get the audience going as they perform Rock n’ Roll and Showband numbers as well as the big hits from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, right up to today’s favourites. Derek may also dance the Hucklebuck before the night is through. Tickets are priced at €15, please contact our Box Office on 026 41793 to book. 22nd of January at 8:30pm. Special Guest: PJ Murrihy. | <email> | 026-41793

Cullen National School – Enrolment Applications

Enrolment application forms for new entrants to Cullen National School (in September 2016) will be available in the school from  Feb 1st-5th during school hours.

They can also be downloaded from the school website: (in the School Policies page)

Completed forms to be returned to the school by February 5th. If you have any queries please ring the school at 029-79201.

Seán Radley Inducted into Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our own Seán Radley who has been inducted into the Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame, which is in appreciation of the contribution to Irish history and culture in the media. A huge honour, he is named this year among many well known Irish media personalities like Jimmy Magee, Tommy Gorman, Vincent Browne, Sean Ban Breathnach, Terry Wogan, Joe Duffy, Marty Whelan, Tony Fenton, and more.

Selected in the Alternative Section, they mention that: “Seán is the man behind LTV2, the local Millstreet, Co Cork television channel that for many years operated as a pirate TV channel but most recently as an online station. Sean a former National School Teacher is also the curator of the popular Millstreet Museum. LTV2 features a host of local stories and musicians keeping locals informed of events and forthcoming events, a lifeline in a rural community.”

Seán’s own response is as humble as ever: “Just as Treasa commented above on her message – I am also so totally surprised, honoured and humbled by such a mention in the 2015 Inductees of the Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame. I would not even have thought that my
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An afternoon of games and music for adults of all ages – Millstreet C.S. on Thurs. 28th Jan.

An afternoon of board games, playing cards, home made refreshments and music will take place on Thursday 28th January 2016 in Millstreet Community School between 2.00-3.30pm.  This event, which is being hosted by the TY youth for justice group, will be a great opportunity for adults of all ages to pit their wits against each other and the students in an enjoyable, friendly atmosphere.  For more information, contact the Community School on 029 70087

Rathmore Community Employment Scheme Vacancies

2016 - Rathmore Social Action Group (SAG) - logoThe Rathmore Social Action Group are seeking to employ individuals to work on our Community Employment Scheme.

Vacancies include Kitchen Assistants, Youth worker, Care Assistants & caretakers. All positions are 19.5 hours per week.

Please note to qualify for these positions individuals must be in receipt of any kind of a social welfare payment for a consecutive 12 months or more.

Contact Donal on 087-2875821 or e-mail <email>

Death Notice: Peg Sheahan, Glenleigh

SHEAHAN (Glenleigh, Kilcorney): On January 17, 2016, unexpectedly, at her residence, PEG (nee Drake), loving wife of the late Jeremiah. Deeply mourned by her loving daughter Noreen, sons John, Jerry, Dinjoe and Charlie, daughters-in-law Anna, Marie and Ann-Marie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Phil and Marie, brothers John and Charlie, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Rosary on this Monday evening at her residence at 8pm. Reposing in St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney on tomorrow, Tuesday, from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 1.30pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Presentation of Superb Boeing Swim 2016 Cheque to Aid Cancer Treatment

We thank Noreen McSweeney, Rathcoole for the four splendid pictures of the presentation at McCarthy’s Bar, The Square, Millstreet of the Boeing Swim 2016 Cheque to “Aid Cancer Treatment”.   A hugely impressive cheque for an amazing €4,100.00 plus an extra €40.00 from ticket sales of a much sought after Sports Jersey won by Helena Cooney.   Sincere congratulations to the supremely dedicated Coordinators and the brave Participants.  (S.R.)2Boeing Swim Cheque Presentation 2016 -6003Boeing Swim Cheque Presentation 2016 -6001Boeing Swim Cheque Presentation 2016 -6004Boeing Swim Cheque Presentation 2016 -600

Promoting Derrinagree National School’s Literary Programme

Irene O’Mahony has sent us the following email:

“As part of Derrinagree National School’s literary programme, we are looking to encourage our children to read more.

We are seeking donations of good quality books for children between 5 – 13 years. We are running a book drive in the school from Monday 25th January to Friday 29th January and would appreciate donations of any good quality children’s books.

Of particular interest are children’s favourites such as Enid Blyton – Famous Five, Malory Towers, Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach etc. And new popular authors such as Jacqueline Wilson, David Walliams, Jeff Kinney (Diary of a wimpy kid), early reader books etc. Thank you.”

Many thanks, Irene,  for this important message.  (S.R.)