Glen Theatre Drama Group hit the stage

The Glen Theatre Drama Group host the hilarious comedy “Off the Hook” this coming weekend with shows confirmed for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Nov. 17-19). Once again, the Banteer Group with a key Millstreet involvement are proving that there is no substitute for live entertainment in their latest production under director Cathy Bailey. Early booking is advised for “Off the Hook” , tickets can be pre-booked at the Glen Theatre Box Office at 029-56239.

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Death Notice: William Cronin, Knocknakilla

The death has occurred of William Cronin, Knocknakilla, Millstreet, Cork. Peacefully, at his home, in the presence of his loving family. Husband of the late Eileen and brother of the late Tommy and Peggy. Loving father of Marian (Donovan), Ena, Dominic, Donal, Patrick, Margaret (Brennan), Fintan, Breda (Lucey), and Billy. Sadly missed by his loving sons, daughters, sons-in-law, Conor, Aidan and Dan daughters-in-law Catherine, Joan, Mary, Lisa and Claire, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters May and Eileen brothers Jeremiah and Joe, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, and friends. May He Rest in Peace
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Wednesday from 5pm followed by removal at 8pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [1]

Denis set to retire as Keeper of the Blarney Stone

The man takes a hold of me as I lie down on my back. I grab two metal poles behind me and start to arch myself until my head is perpendicular to the rest of my body. The man then starts to lower me down into a hole in the floor. This is not the most natural of feelings but these are the things you do to kiss the most famous stone in Ireland.

The man’s name is Dennis – I guess it’s appropriate to at least be on a first name basis with someone holding me so intimately as I share my saliva (albeit with an inanimate object). He’s seen his fair share of strange things from his perch up here on the top of Blarney Castle.

“When someone takes a dive at the stone,” is his answer when I ask about weird things that happen.

“It never happens with a lady, it’s always with a man. He comes down here, he’s very quiet and nothing happens and when he comes here, it’s a dive he does. And he’s never small. He’s always big. I can’t tell you the words I use in my own mind – they’re not gracious words!” [1]

Thanks to Gillian who let us know that today’s newspapers featured Millstreet man Denis Cronin who is set to retire from his role of Keeper of the Blarney Stone after 13 years of holding thousands of visitors each day as they hope to gain the gift of the gab. [Irish Examiner] []. The very best to Denis, who you can often meet in their local shop in Millstreet – An Siopa Deas.

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