Duhallow 1916 Commemoration Concert

2015 Duhallow Choral Society2016-03-17 Duhallow 1916 Commemoration Concert - ticketDuhallow Choral Society will present in collaboration with

a concert dedicated to remembering and celebrating our shared history, and to commemorating the historic events and people of 1916.

It’s all on St.Patrick’s night, March 17th at 7:30pm in the Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk. Tickets are €10 and are available from members of the Duhallow Choral Society, Vinny’s Newsagents (Kanturk) & The Central Shoe Store (Kanturk). A great night is assured.

Eily’s update – 8th March


Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

The AGM of the Lotto Committee was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night and was very well attended.  Co-chairmen Noel Buckley and Denis Twomey presided as did Secretary/Treasurer Marie Twomey and Pro’s Mgt Burke and Eily Buckley.

The Lotto project continues to be one of the most successful and beneficial events of our community. In it’s 22nd year it is the life line of our TownPark, the local GAA and the Youth Complex. Hurdreds of our people of all ages live better lives because of it.

In all, 44 people are involved in the successful running of our parish lotto. And for the draw on Sunday nights just a handful of people turn up faithfully every week .

All monies and tickets are meticulously checked and when the draw is over the tickets are taken from the drum and counted. The number has to tally with the weeks takings.

At the Election of officers the committee was re-elected in block, thus giving the existing group the support to continue the great work that they have been  doing so well for some years.

A very sincere word of thanks was extended to the general public for their continued support over the years.

The attendants then enjoyed a pleasant buffett meal and a social evening followed.

Copies of the financial report are available , ask any member.

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Last Snow of the Winter ?

A week ago there was a sudden and unexpected heavy snowfall which blanketed the area, especially Mushera which got a good deep cover. While it’s lovely to look at, hopefully it will be the last one of the year, and that the weather will pick up, after what has been an awful winter. (With thanks to Paul/Noreen O’Connor who took the 30+ photos below at dawn last Sunday in the Mushera / Knocknakilla area).



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Book Launch: Ready, Willing, Waiting. Keale, Millstreet, Mushera, Rathduane Irish Volunteers 1916

2016-03-09 Millstreet Monumet Commitee - Book Launch - Ready Willing Waiting - posterOn March 9th, Millstreet Monument Committee will host a talk entitled ‘Order, Counter-order, Disorder Easter 1916 in Cork’ delivered by Gerry White. Gerry is an author and military historian.  Along with Brendan O’Shea he has co-written ‘The Burning of Cork’ and ‘Baptised in Blood – The Formation of the Cork Brigade of Irish Volunteers ’. another book entitled ‘A Great Sacrifice: Cork Servicemen who died in the Great War’ was published following a detailed study conducted by both men which focused on Cork city and country in which they identified at least 3,784 people from the area who lost their lives in the Great War. He is an annual contributor to the ‘Holly Bough’ and also contributes to the Evening Echo and Cork Examiner. His talk will focus on The Cork Brigade and their mobilisation during Easter Week 1916.

On the same night (8pm March 9th 2016) The Committee will launch their publication written by Noreen Meaney entitled ‘Ready Willing Waiting: Keale, Millstreet, Mushera, Millstreet Irish Volunteers 1916.’ The book tells the story of the formation of the four Companies of Irish Volunteers who mobilised on Easter Sunday 23 April 1916, their activities in Millstreet while the Rising continued in [read more …] “Book Launch: Ready, Willing, Waiting. Keale, Millstreet, Mushera, Rathduane Irish Volunteers 1916”