Dixies Showband Recalled on “Where the Road Takes Me”

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding his programme this Sunday (1st March 2020) at 7pm on C103.   (S.R.)

“He could pluck any type of song from anywhere and make it his own”.  A comment referring to Terry McCarthy, former lead singer with the Dixies Showband, who died suddenly in July of last year.

He was equally comfortable singing pop, ballads or Opera.

In the first of a two part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening, members of his family, friends and fellow musicians and singers join John Greene in a tribute to the former Dixies frontman, who took over from Brendan o’Brien in 1985.

We hear some of his recordings which emphasise the range of his voice and the vast repertoire he possessed.

Former Dixies manager Ronnie McGinn and drummer Joe Mac remember great days with the Dixies in Abu Dhabi.

His wife Marie recalls meeting him for the first time as a sixteen year old and his brother Tadgh talks about Terry’s other talent as one of the old style stonecutters.

And from the archives an interview recorded with him five years ago. [read more …] “Dixies Showband Recalled on “Where the Road Takes Me””

Death Notice: Hannah O’Leary (née Murphy) Macroom

O’LEARY (née Murphy) (Macroom): On February 27, 2020, peacefully, at Four Ferns Nursing Home, Foxrock, Dublin, HANNAH, Sleaveen West and late of the Rectory and Supervalu, Macroom, beloved wife of the late Pa, loving mother of Catherine, Gerard, Anne and Pat, sister of Dan Joe Murphy, Knocknakilla, Millstreet and the late Kitty O’Neill, Teresa Murphy and Annie Kelleher. Deeply regretted by her loving family, grandchildren, daughter-in-law Eithne, son-in-law Timmy, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing on Sunday in St. Colman’s Church, Macroom (Eircode P12VP20) from 5.30pm with prayers at 7pm Requiem Mass on Monday at 2.30pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Colman’s Cemetery, Macroom. Family flowers only. House private. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Parish Newsletter – 1st March, 2020

First Sunday of Lent – 1st March, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email>    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:

RECENT DEATHS:          Tessie McAuliffe, Murphy’s Terrace; Sr. Margaret Corkery, Presentation Sister Killarney & Coomlogane; Sheila Fitzgerald, Clara Road, Birmingham & Kanturk.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Kathleen Moynihan, Ballydaly
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Frank O’Leary, Lisaniska
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Concubhair O’hEalaithe, Drishane Road

Anniversaries:    Dolly Barrett, Main Street; Andrew Hickie, The Square; Margaret, William & the Radley Family, Minor Row; Daniel Daly, The Bridge; Denis A. Dennehy, Pound Hill; Kathleen Kelleher, Lackabawn; Hannie & Jer Kelleher, Tooreenbawn; Margaret Casey, Tooreenbawn; Paddy O’Sullivan, Cahirbarnagh; Nora O’Sullivan, Dooradoyle.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 1st March, 2020”

Update on Centenary Celebrations for An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire

We thank Brendan O’Keeffe for the following important update.  (S.R.)

Carriganima Community Development has been making steady progress in organising the centenary celebrations for An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  An tAthair Peadar, who was born in the townland of Liscarriguane, spent his formative years here.  He was a renowned Gaelic scholar and a champion of the spoken Irish of the people.  He wrote several works, and his novel Séadhna was the first novel in modern Irish.  He died in March 1920, and it is only fitting that we, his own people, mark this important centenary.

The commemoration will commence on Friday, March 20 with an opening ceremony and a gathering of musicians in ‘The Pub’ – beginning at 8.30pm.  Representatives of Carriganima Community Development will speak.  Tim Joe O’Riordan will be the anchor musician, but all others are very welcome to join in.

On Saturday, March 21, there will be a guided bus tour to sites associated with An tAthair Peadar and his ancestors, including Carrignacurra Castle, Carraig na Madraí and Liscarrigane (the family homestead).  The bus will leave the village at 12 noon, and return at approximately 4pm.  Soup and sandwiches will be available for purchase in The Pub afterwards. All those on the tour must stay together, and comply with the Country Code.  Carriganima Community Development is very grateful to the affected landowners for their permission to allow people to access sites as part of this tour.  Prior booking is essential via Eventbrite.  To book your place, please click here (You may need to hold down the ‘Ctrl’ key at the same time), or Google Tour An tAthair Peadar. This guided tour is compliments of Carriganima Community Development.

At 6pm, Rt. Rev. Msgr. James O’Donnell will lead a concelebrated bilingual Mass, before which he will bless a commemorative plaque, which is due to be installed in the Church.  Local singers and musicians have been rehearsing for the Mass, and we welcome others to join in. After Mass, there will be a social gathering in The Pub, and refreshments will be served.  Murt Kelliher will lead musicians, and again, others are welcome to join in.

The community has, under the stewardship of James O’Leary, compiled a book ‘Ár Scéal Féin’ – brimming with genealogy, stories, tales, heritage, history and folklore from the wider locality over the past one hundred years.  This will be formally launched after Mass.  Copies will be on sale, on the night, and patrons will have to be quick to get their copy of this momentous publication.  

For further information, or if you would like to assist in any way, please email: carriganima2020 @gmail.com

All are welcome / Fáilte roimh chách.

Presentation to Librarian Supreme Grace by Millstreet BNS Pupils

The Pupils and Staff of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS presented a magnificent Bouquet of Flowers to Librarian Supreme, Grace Tangney in the Library on Friday, 28th Feb. 2020.   As we reflect on the wonderful dedication which Grace has so clearly demonstrated over the past three and a half years we extend our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes to Grace in her upcoming inspiring role at Mallow Library.   Today at 11:30 a.m. (Sat. 29th Feb.) Grace presents a wonderful story telling event on her final day as our superb Librarian in Millstreet Library.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation to Librarian Supreme Grace by Millstreet BNS Pupils”

Aubane Social Club upcoming Celebration Event

In February 1975 some 45 Years ago The Aubane Social Club was founded,to mark the occasion the Club are having a night out with dinner at the Auld Triangle on Friday 13 March 2020 at 8pm in Macroom with past and present members of the Club,there will be a Complimentary Bus leaving Aubane Community Centre at 7.15pm for anyone that wishes to avail of this,

John F Kelleher Chairman of the Social Club reports that the Club is going from strength to strength and the future is very bright,as usual for the Year ahead the Club have many activities and events planned.

If you would like attend the Dinner Celebration in Macroom you can Contact Celeste Buckley on 083 3135750 or John F Kelleher on 086 1942161 for Details.

Important Upcoming Information Meeting about the planned Wind Farm on Mushera on Tuesday March 31 in Aubane Community Centre

Aubane Social Club are facilitating an important information meeting about the new planned wind farm on Mushera Mountain. This meeting will take place at Aubane Community Centre on Tuesday March 31st at 8.00pm. Members of Brookfield Renewables,the company planning to build the wind farm will attend. All very Welcome.