St Patricks Day Parade in Carriganima on Friday March 18th at 3pm

The Carriganima St Patricks Day Parade is back after its absence since it last took place back in 2019,this year it will take place on Friday March 18th,Kick Off for the Parade is 3pm followed by Music in the Pub By the Diamond Sisters from 4pm to 6pm,as usual all Local Groups Clubs Schools etc are very Welcome to join us for a bit of Fun,for Details give Sean a Ring on 087 2600640,EverybodyWelcome.

Candlelight Vigil in Carriganima at 6pm This Friday

She Was Going For A Run
The Poor Girl She Was Going For A Run 🙏🙏
We’ve decided to do a Candlelight Vigil at 6pm
this Evening 14/1/22 in Carriganima Village
in Memory of Aisling Murphy
to Show Support to Her Family and Friends.
Please try to come before 6pm.
Bring Battery Candles, Lights Etc.
God Bless You Aisling 🙏🙏🙏❤

Wonderfully Colourful Christmas 2021 Features in Carriganima

We thank Carriganima Community Development Group for sharing a superb selection of colourful images illustrating the Celebration of Christmas 2021 in Carriganima.  Please tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderfully Colourful Christmas 2021 Features in Carriganima”

Hugely Successful Carriganima Penny Dinners Collection 2021

“A very delighted and grateful Caitriona Twomey (in centre) was on hand today in Cork to thank everyone who helped in our Carriganima Penny Dinners Collection 2021 💪☺️
This is a really wonderful organisation which does tremendous work throughout the year and deserve every bit of support which they can get.
We’re delighted with this year’s collection and can’t thank everyone enough for their very kind generosity once again this year. For a small community the support and help is wonderful and greatly appreciated.
We’d like to wish everyone a very Happy, Peaceful And Safe Christmas. Go Raibh Míle Maith Agaibh”…. shares Jimmy Murphy and his wonderfully Dedicated Team to whom we extend our sincere congratulations on such an inspiringly praiseworthy and successful annual project .

Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Presentation of Proceeds to CART Carriganima from Recent Charity Tractor Run

Last Friday Night November 12th at The Pub in Carriganima saw Millstreet Vintage Club make a Presentation to CART Carriganima a sum Total of €2885 which was the proceeds from the Clubs Charity Tractor Run that was ran on Oct 17 last to go towards the running of the CART Area Rural Bus Service based out of Carriganima,the amount of Money raised from the Event is a vital ingredient in keeping this important Service up and Running and will help in some way to keep the wheels in motion for a Service that is available to both the Community of Carriganima and a Wider Area beyond for Transport to Events like weekly Shopping Trips to Macroom and other Social Activities /Trips as required,
Millstreet Vintage Club Member Danny Lane who headed up the Running of the Charity Tractor Run paid Tribute on the Night to Everyone who made this Event the success that it was and wished CART the very best for the Future.
Millstreet Vintage Club are once again delighted to be associated with such a worthy Cause and the Club wish to thank CART Carriganima and all Associated with them
for there help along the way and we look forward to working with this great Group again in 2022.
Many Thanks to Matthew Twomey for the Photos

If you want to find out or avail of this great service please check out the link below

Fantastic Turnout for CART Carriganima Charity Tractor Run Earlier Today

Millstreet Vintage Club and CART Carriganima wish to Thank Everyone for the Fantastic Support Today out there on what was there Biggest Ever Tractor Run to date,the Weather was superb with Crisp Autumn Sunshine greeting the 104 Tractors that took to the Road and conveyed through what was a lovely Scenic Route which wound its way back to the finish at The Pub in Carriganima where some Refreshments and a Fantastic BBQ were enjoyed by all,Event Clerk of the Course Danny Lane would like to thank all the Hardworking Marshals for keeping the Event Run so Smoothly,to Seanie Kelleher and Noel Kelleher on Bike Marshal Duty,also Thanks to Mick Duggan and his Co-Pilot Willie Fitzgerald for leading the Tractors out on the Road and keeping the Run progress so smoothly,to the Crew at Sign On many thanks for a great job,to Christy Ring Tractor Garage thanks for the continued support,to Dolly Ring and to Sean and Matt and Crew at The Pub in Carriganima for the Catering and Hospitality,to Peter Lane for keeping us all Entertained on Return to The Pub in Carriganima and to the Media and Photographers for covering the Event thanks very much for your help and again many thanks from CART Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club for the great turn out and Support from the Public on the day,it is very much appreciated.

More Photos Here by Shane McCarthy

More Photos Here by Matthew Twomey*F

And some Video Coverage here taken by Jerry O’Riordan


CART Tractor Run in Carriganima Happening Tommorrow Sunday Oct 17th

Millstreet Vintage Club
Charity Tractor Run on Tommorrow Sunday Oct 17th in Aid of CART Carriganima Rural Bus Service,Your Support would be Welcome for a Very Worthy Cause, All Tractors both Old and New Welcome.Sign on 11am,Take Off 12 Noon Sharp
For Further Details
Call Danny Lane on 087 2213848 or Dan O’Riordan on 087 2452569.

CART Bus Fundraiser Tractor Run in Carriganima next Sunday October 17th

Millstreet Vintage Club
Charity Tractor Run on next Sunday Oct 17th in Aid of CART Carriganima Rural Bus Service,Your Support would be Welcome for a Very Worthy Cause, All Tractors both Old and New Welcome.Sign on 11am,Take Off 12 Noon Sharp
For Further Details
Call Danny Lane on 087 2213848 or Dan O’Riordan on 087 2452569.

Open Air Music in Carriganima on Sunday, 29th Aug. 2021

Featuring Wexford’s Singer Supreme, Michelle Murphy and the splendid Peter Lane BandOpen Air Music will take place from 2 to 6pm at The Pub in Carriganima on Sunday, 29th Aug. 2021.  Safety measures in accordance with the current HSE and Government guidelines will apply. (S.R.)

Seán Murphy and Michelle Murphy pictured when Michelle appeared at The Pub in Carriganima pre-2020.
Peter Lane performing at The Pub in Carriganima on a celebratory occasion in the past.
We thank William Fitzgerald for the Poster and Seán Murphy for the feature. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” Programme on CMS Deferred Until Next Week

As a special tribute in memory of the late Con O’Leary of Carriganima tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on is deferred until 9.30pm next Tuesday, 31st Aug. 2021 Con was my First Cousin and I had the great privilege of being Best Man at the wedding of Peggy and Con in the 1970s.   May the gentle Soul of Con rest in peace.   We extend heartfelt sympathy  and prayers to Peggy and also to Anthony and Marie as well as to Con’s sister, Sheila and to all the extended Family.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  (S.R.)

The Superb Wonders of Nature

We thank Shane Browne of Tanyard Wood, Millstreet and Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima for sharing some quite amazing images which truly demonstrate the Superb Wonders of Nature.   Shane captured some magnificent shots of the somewhat unusual sunset over Millstreet on Thursday, 1st April 2021 while Jimmy shares his splendid image of the recent Lunar Halo as well as a “V” shape formation of wild geese in flight over Carriganima making their way in the direction of Millstreet.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Shane’s images of the amazing sunset.

Jimmy’s image of the Lunar Halo.
Wild Geese in flight over Carriganima.

[read more …] “The Superb Wonders of Nature”

Carriganima’s Magical Christmas Lights 2020

The wonderfully creative work of a very Dedicated Group in Carriganima – we wish to share a selection of the various aspects of the Christmas Lights feature not only in the village itself but also on the approach roads.   Sincere congratulations to the  inspiring and talented workers involved in creating the magnificent magical effect.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Carriganima’s Magical Christmas Lights 2020”

Magnificent Success of Carriganima Christmas Appeal for Cork Penny Dinners

Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima reports on the magnificent success of the recent Christmas Appeal for Cork Penny Dinners:
“Hi Everyone….Carriganima Penny Dinners collection was delivered to a very appreciated and delighted Penny Dinners HQ Group on Monday night.
They really do such fantastic work….Brilliant People!
But great credit must go to Everyone who contributed and helped towards this collection.
Your response is really really fantastic.
Ye came out in cold wet winter nights to help nearly fill our van with a total of €180.00 also collected.
Thanks to everyone and of course our Elves☺ who came out every night to help.
We Wish Ye All A Very Happy Peaceful Christmas 🎅 🤶 🎅

[read more …] “Magnificent Success of Carriganima Christmas Appeal for Cork Penny Dinners”

Magnificent Response to Carriganima’s Appeal for “Cork Penny Dinners”

Fantastic response once again to tonight’s collection for Penny Dinners.
It’s just brilliant to see just how good people are. Thanks so much.
Also Special Thanks to everyone that helped and Thanks to Seán and Matt

for the lovely Christmas Lighting. In these difficult times for them they’re still putting in a great effort to light up the village for Christmas.

We thank Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima for the update to this very praiseworthy Fundraiser. (S.R.)
We’ll be back collecting next Friday, December 11th 8 to 9pm.
Final Collection Next Sunday December 13th 6 to 7pm.
If these times don’t suit pm us and we’ll do our best to arrange a time that will suit.

Seán Murphy on C103 Regarding the Reopening of “The Pub”

Seán Murphy of The Pub in Carriganima was interviewed by Patricia Messinger on C103’s “Cork Today” on Tuesday morning (22nd Sept. 2020) before 11am in regard to the Reopening of The Pub following the COVID-19 shutdown since March 2020.   The excellent Interview may be heard hereSeán’s Interview begins 33 minutes into the Podcast….after the ad!  Seán is pictured wearing the visor in our photo below. (S.R.)

Voluntary Group Promoting a Tidy Carriganima

Voluntary Group Promoting a Tidy Carriganima
We are a Community Group that comes together to keep Carriganima clean and tidy. We cut grass, paint, plant flowers and shrubs and do lots of litter picking.    Flower donations are very much appreciated in our work to beautify the Carriganima area.  Call 0874682651
We thank Shane McCarthy of Carriganima for this notice.  (S.R.)

Jimmy Murphy’s Superb Views of Carriganima in April 2020

We thank Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima for kindly sharing a wonderful selection of very colourful images which he has been recording on his walks and cycle trips in the Carriganima area (within the 2km limit) during these days when nature scenes are so relaxing and uplifting.  (S.R.)

About Con Walsh


[read more …] “Jimmy Murphy’s Superb Views of Carriganima in April 2020”

Carriganima’s “Ár Scéal Féin / Our Own Story” is Now on Sale

We thank Brendan O’Keeffe for the following important update on the publication of a truly magnificent Book commemorating the centenary of the death of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.   We also share 15 images so as to illustrate the fascinating material within this historic publication.  Sincere congratulations to the Coordinating Committee.  Please tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)  
Carriganima Community Development Association is pleased to announce that the special publication ‘Ár Scéal Féin / Our own story’ is now on sale.  This book was compiled to mark the centenary of Carriganima native, An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  Centenary celebrations had been scheduled for March 20, but, due to the current restrictions, these had to be postponed.
Ár Scéal Féin is an interesting, lively and insightful compendium of stories, recitations, folklore, wit, memories and photographs of life in Carriganima and the surrounding areas over the past one-hundred years.  It was edited by James O’Leary, who also penned some of the beautiful articles.  James and the members of Carriganima Community Development Association are most grateful to all those who contributed, in any way, to the book.
Ár Scéal Féin retails at €20 / copy, and can be purchased from the following: Healy’s Shop / Clondrohid Post Office; Ó Luaghasa’s Centra and Post Office, Baile Mhic Íre; M. & J. Kelleher Oils Clondrohid; and Ring’s Garage Carriganima.  Copies can also be had from Joe’OLeary, Carriganima and Brendan O’Keeffe (Cloghoulabeg, Eircode: P51 KF68).  Joe and Brendan have put the books in their front porches, so you can collect and pay for your copy of the book, while complying with the social distance regulations.

[read more …] “Carriganima’s “Ár Scéal Féin / Our Own Story” is Now on Sale”

Centenary Commemoration Event for An tAthair Peadar Deferred Until a Later Time

Joe O’Leary (pictured 4th from left in back row) – one of the Organisers of the Centenary Commemoration Event for An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire – has been in touch with us indicating that due to Coronavirus COVID-19 the important event has been deferred until a future time.  (S.R.)

Some members of An tAthair Peadar Commemorative Committee pictured recently in Carriganima. Tap on the image to enlarge.

Music at The Pub in Carriganima planned for next Sunday Evening March 15 has now been Cancelled


The Saint Patricks Day Parade due to take place in Carriganima on Sunday next March 15th has now been cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation in the Country at the Moment,we apologise to Everyone who was looking forward to the Parade but we will be back with a Parade in 2021.

There is still Music to be enjoyed in the Pub on next Sunday Evening March 15th between 8pm and 10pm with the fabulous and upcoming Country and Western Star Michelle Murphy who is back in Carriganima by popular demand following her recent appearance at the Pub back in January,we look forward to seeing you all there.

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

All are welcome / Fáilte roimh chách.

Great Turnout for Cancer Connect Fundraiser in Carriganima last Saturday Night

Cancer Connect wish to thank Everybody for there Generosity last Saturday Night at the Fundraiser held for them at the Pub in Carriganima,a fine Crowd attended the Event and a staggering 1,185 Euro was collected for the Group on the Night which was a fantastic amount of Money,its very much appreciated,again Many Thanks to Everybody for there Generosity.

Splendid Support for Website from The Pub in Carriganima

Last Saturday night (11th Jan. 2020) the wonderful singer Michelle Murphy from Wexford accompanied by the excellent music of Pat Bucke appeared at The Pub in Carriganima to a capacity audience.   Adding to the marvellous occasion there were Birthday Celebrations plus a Draw.   And, then to our very pleasant surprise Seán Murphy with his brilliant Team of Organisers presented €200.00 to the Millstreet Website in recognition of the website’s promotion of Carriganima Events.   The Team includes Jimmy Murphy, John Joe Moriarty and Bernard Crowley as well as a further number of Carriganima Supporters Bernard Crowley himself is very much part of the overall Millstreet Website Team with very comprehensive regular reports on Millstreet Vintage Club and Carriganima plus Aubane Activities.   Sincere thanks Bernard for such important features on our website.   Here we share images from that very special night at The Pub in Carriganima on 11th January.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Splendid Support for Website from The Pub in Carriganima”

An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain in Carriganima on 20th and 21st March 2020

We thank Breandán Ó Caoimh for the following very interesting Press Release regarding the upcoming Centenary Commemoration of the renowned An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  (S.R.)An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain

The people of Carriganima extend a céad míle fáilte to everybody to join with them in commemorating the centenary of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  The commemoration will take place over two days: Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.  The renowned priest, scholar and author was born in the townland of Liscarrigane, in the parish of Clondrohid & Carriganima, and he spent his formative years here.  The locality had a profound impact on his work.  An tAthair Peadar was a strong advocate of vernacular Irish – the language of the people.  His most beloved works include Séadna and Mo Scéal Féin.  These stories, among other works, are much loved by students and scholars of Irish to this day.  Following his clerical formation in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, An tAthair Peadar, served as a priest in the Diocese of Cloyne, including in Macroom.  He died in Castlelyons in 1922, and he is buried there.  An tAthair Peadar is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern Irish literature.   [read more …] “An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain in Carriganima on 20th and 21st March 2020”

Monster Draw and Live Music at The Pub in Carriganima on Saturday Night Next Jan 4th.

There is a Monster Christmas Draw and Live music at the Pub in Carriganima on next Saturday Night Jan 4th,Prizes to be won on the Night include a Top Prize of 500 Euro Cash and a 250 Euro M@J Kelleher Oils Fuel Voucher plus loads of other great Prizes,a great Night Out not to be missed,Everybody Welcome.