Death Notice: Ann Horgan, Kiletra

Ann Horgan (Kiletra, Dromagh and Harpers Island, Glounthane) (retired N.T.) on January 9th 2017, after a short illness in the excellent care of the staff of the Bons Secours Hospital and Marymount Hospice. Beloved wife of the late Sonny (Cors.P.), sister of the late Patrick, Gretta, Donal and Nora. Loving mother of Liz (McCarthy), John, Deirdre (Barry) and Barry. Sadly missed by her children, daughters-in-law Damhnait and Elaine, sons-in-law Eoin and Pat, brothers Denis, Liam and Finbarr, sister Mary, sister-in-law Nellie Mai, her 12 devoted grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbours and many friends.

Reposing at her residence on Wednesday from 5pm with rosary at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday in St. John’s Church, Dromagh at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the New Cemetery, Dromagh. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice Cork or donation box at the services. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre reopening after the Christmas Break

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre, based in Main Street (2 doors up from Aisling Shop) is back in action again after the Christmas Break.

Classes include:

  • Basic Computers,
  • Advanced Computers,
  • Word Processing,
  • English for beginners,
  • Advanced English,
  • English Reading and Writing,
  • Using Technology(smart phones and laptops), and
  • Skills for Work night classes for Farmers.

Most classes run between 1 and ½ and 3 hours one day a week, depending on level.

This term, we also have a new programme of Intensive tuition based around Computer Skills that incorporates 6 hours of classes per week for 14 weeks. If you are interested in any of the above mentioned classes, please call into the centre on Monday 16th January or Ring Marie on 086 -7707301.

Classes open to Adults over 18 years, early school leavers, those on Welfare payments, retired people, stay at home mothers/fathers or anyone who would like to upskill. Everybody welcome.

Jerry’s 90th Birthday

There was great gathering of the O’Keefe clan in Dublin on Friday 6th January 2017 to celebrate Jerry’s 90th birthday. Jerry grew up in Mill View – son of the late Hannah and Autie O’Keffe and brother to Johnny (Main Street), the late Autie (Drishane Road) and the late Eileen. All his nieces and nephews were there to celebrate such a great achievement.
– with thanks to Rita who sent us the photo.

Found Straying in the Ballydaly Area

Charlie has been reunited with his owner 🙂

Found Straying in the Ballydaly Area: medium sized white and brown spaniel (like a gun dog). Was up the school road area yesterday around 6pm, now in John A O’Sullivan car Dismantlers yard. Very cautious, won’t come for food.
Call 087 2591492 or 087 2526485 for details (ref)

Eily’s Report 10th January

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde

Fondest greetings dear friends and I wish you all the very best as we embark on the year of 2017.

We had a great Christmas, in that we were not hit by any fatal accidents or disasters since we last met. Baoichas le Dia. The flu did spoil the holidays for many and lots of our people are still battling the bug. And we wish them a speedy recovery. To those who made it home for Christmas, we hope they enjoyed their stay and had a safe return afterwards.

Our Church and the Community at large did all the Christmassy things and lots of money was raised for good causes before and during the holidays. In the Church our Christmas Crib looked amazing as did the three churches in the parish. Each one choosing their own unique way of celebrating the birth of Christ.


On the wider spectrum the program was wide and varied. The  Annual Christmas Day Climb of Mushera Mountain went ahead as planned, as did the New Years Day plunge in the freezing waters of the Blackwater. This year because of the new bridge many people from the other side came to partake. We had little children performing in school plays and once again the lovely Gillian Gilbourne  did us proud by receiving the Best Dressed Lady Award at the Leopardstown Races. Many Congratulations Gillian, her award winning outfit being made by a local Polish Lady.

Belated congratulations to Sean Radley who celebrated his 66th birthday on January 8th the same day as Elvis Presley, God Rest him. Further congrats to Sean on getting his free travel pass, long  may you live to enjoy it.

The 6th annual Womens Christmas Party which fell this year on January 6th was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel and it was a joy to be there. Many thanks to Mairead Daly who started it 6 years ago.  She is now bowing out with the hope that that this important feature, will continue far into the future.

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