War Meeting in Carriganima

WAR MEETING AT CARRIGANIMA: A successful meeting was held at Carriganima last Sunday (13th February 1916) in furtherance of Lord Wimborne’s recruiting scheme… During the progress of the meeting a number of young men, who were said to have been members of the local corps of Irish Volunteers marched past the meeting, and after having gone about one hundred yards disbanded, when the bulk of them returned and joined the crowd, listening until the proceedings concluded.

Halfway between Macroom and Millstreet, Co Cork, Carriganima was the intended rallying point for hundreds of Irish Volunteers from Cork city and county on Easter Sunday, April 23, 1916. The plan was for them move early on Monday to disrupt military attempts to stop German guns being brought by rail from Kerry on the line near Rathmore and Millstreet. Although the plan was deemed pointless when the arms landing was foiled days earlier, almost 500 Volunteers marched to Macroom and Carriganima.

This article appeared in the Cork Examiner 100 years ago today (Wednesday, February 16th, 1916)

Cbf49txXEAAW8qkThe Carriganima Recruiting Meeting 13 Feb 1916 – the Kitty Kiernan & Kilmichael connection – from @Cork1914to1924

Death Notice: Peg O’Shea, formerly of Aubane

O’SHEA (Shanacoole, Kinsalebeg, Co. Waterford): On February 15, 2016, peacefully, surrounded by her family, in her 96th year at Waterford Regional Hospital, MARGARET (PEG) (late of Aubane, Millstreet, Co. Cork), beloved wife of the late Jer. Sadly missed by her nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest in Peace.

Reposing at Egan’s Funeral Home, Greencloyne, Youghal on Tuesday, February 16th, from 5.30pm with Removal at 7pm to St Cronan’s Church, Clashmore. Requiem Mass on Wednesday, February 17th, at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Safely Monitor Your Child’s Internet Usage – Seminar at Presentation N.S. & Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet Boys’ N.S.

Mr. Gerard Brick will present this seminar on how you, as parents, can safely monitor your child’s internet usage and equip them with the knowledge and skills to tackle the issue of cyber-bullying.

Mr. Gerard Brick will speak to 2nd – 6th Class pupils of Presentation N.S. on February 24th @ 7pm and 2nd- 6th Class pupils of Scoil Mhuire on March 7th.

Even if you do not have a child attending either of these schools, we still extend a very warm welcome to all parents.

We thank Ciara for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Eily’s update 16th February


Dia is Muire dhaiobh go léir a chairde.

Having stepped off from the long line of flu victims I am about ready to get back to normal life again. But my sympathy goes out to all those who are still battling with the sore throats, muscle pains, upset tummies and cold sores, not a nice place to be. But for as long as we can recall, the weeks and months after Christmas were always the ones for the flu’s and colds. Schools were often closed and people of the land under extra pressure to care for the animals. But in spite of all, the Spring lambs and Spring flowers never failed to come. So we live in hope.

Many congratulations to the lovely Joan Casey on receiving the Cork Volunteer of the Year 2015 Award from the Cork County Camogie Association. The Honours were given in appreciation of her great work, including washing the jerseys, and so on at local level, and representing her Club on the County Board.

A Gala Ball was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night to make the occasion, every last ticket was sold out and, lovely Joan was lauded by young and not so young. We wish Joan every success when she will represent Cork at the All-Ireland Volunteer of the Year awards Final which will be held at CrokePark on Saturday Feb 20th.

The AGM of the Camogie Club will be held on Tuesday Feb 23rd in the Parish Centre starting at 8.30.

The AGM of the Aubane Social Club will be held on Thursday Feb 18th, starting at 8.30.

Millstreet Athletic Club started training courses at the GAA Hall this week.  From 7-8. Registration forms are available from the Club.

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Parish Newsletter – 14th February 2016

First Sunday of Lent – 14th February, 2016
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:
RECENT DEATHS:  Eileen Corcoran, West End; Jim Murray, Carriganima; Con Kelleher, Rylane

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 13th February:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy
Sunday 14th February:
Ballydaly  9.00 a.m.
Cullen     10.15 a.m.                          
Mary O’Mahony, Meenagloherane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Funeral Mass for Eileen Corcoran, West End

Anniversaries: Donal & Nora Murphy, Killarney Road & Mary Horgan, Cork; Agnes Kiely, The Bridge; Maurice Murray-O’Callaghan, The Square; Parkie Coffey, Macroom Road; Pauline & Dan Lyons, Dooneen; Vincent, William & Elizabeth McSweeney, Flintfield; Hannah Mary Dennehy, Coomlogane; Jerh, Kathleen & Sean Casey, Cloghoula; Patsy McSweeney, Rathcoole & Ballinkeen; Desmond Kelleher, Kilmeedy & Australia; Nellie White, Tubber; Dan Joe McSweeney, Knocknageeha; [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 14th February 2016”