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.

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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 🎅 🤶 🎅

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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


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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.

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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.

Two Mikes Band Appearing at The Pub Carriganima on Tonight Friday Dec 27th

From all at The Pub in Carriganima we hope you have had a great Christmas so far and why not continue the Seasonal Celebrations by calling in Tonight
Friday Night Dec 27th for our Christmas Party Night with Music by The Two Mikes,a great Night assured.

Santa Claus appearing at The Pub in Carriganima on Today Sunday Dec 22 at 3pm


Santa Claus is making his annual appearance at The Pub in Carriganima on Today Sunday Dec 22nd at 3pm. This year he is arriving on a Surprise mode of Transport which is not to be missed so why not come along to Carriganima on next Sunday to meet the great Man himself.He is looking forward to meeting Everybody on the day.

Cork Penny Dinners Greatly Appreciates Carriganima’s Presentation

“All donations were delivered to Cork Penny Dinners Friday night. They were extremely grateful for all the goods dropped off. We would like to say a special thanks to everyone who contributed to the collection”, says Coordinator Jimmy Murphy who along with his Team transported the much appreciated items from The Pub in Carriganima to Cork.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Carriganima’s Superb Support for Cork Penny Dinners

“Thank you so so much to everyone who has dropped stuff to the Pub in Carriganima for Cork Penny Dinners!   We are overwhelmed with the turn out so far! Goods won’t be collected until Friday night so anyone who wants to drop in stuff please have them in by 9pm Friday night at The Pub in Carriganima!” says Coordinator supreme, Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima.  The real spirit of Christmas is certainly in evidence there with Jimmy & his Team.   Well done indeed to All involved.  (S.R.)

“Penny Dinners” Collection in Carriganima

There will be a Collection of non perishable goods and Christmas treats (biscuits/sweets) for Cork Penny Dinners in the Pub Carriganima.  (Caps. Gloves. Scarfs also welcome). 
Goods can be dropped at The Pub in Carriganima from now until Friday  13th December and they will then be delivered to into ” Cork Penny Dinners”.
Thanking you – Carriganima Run Walk Group and The Pub in Carriganima.

We thank Jimmy Murphy for the notice.  (S.R.)

Presentation to CART on next Saturday Night November 9th at The Pub in Carriganima

A Presentation will be made to CART Carriganima following the Recent Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run at The Pub in Carriganima on next Saturday Night Nov 9th at 9pm, Everybody Welcome.

Superb Cheque Presentations at The Pub in Carriganima

Sincere congratulations to Jimmy Murphy and his totally dedicated Team on another supremely successful fundraising Run/Walk/Jog event at Carriganima some weeks ago.  On Saturday, 2nd Nov. 2019 at The Pub two most impressive cheques (€1,250.00 each) were presented to Representatives of Macroom & Millstreet Community Hospitals – in the presence of an enthusiastic audience, of Scottish Singer supreme – Johnny Bremner – and following Katie Taylor’s World Boxing Win.   Addressing the assembly of people we listened to Carriganima’s Newly Appointed Priest – Fr. Joe Rohan (a native of Midleton) who referred to his admiration for the great work for which Carriganima is famous.   Here we share the overall picture of both cheques being presented.  More images to follow later.  Tap on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)
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Presentation of Cheques at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019 at 9pm

Two most impressive cheques of €1,250.00 each will be presented to Macroom and Millstreet Community Hospitals at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019 at 9pm – the result of the very successful Walk/Run/Jog event which took place recently around the wonderfully scenic area of Carriganima.   Coordinator Jimmy Murphy and his superbly dedicated Team express sincere thanks for such uplifting support at this annual event.  Following the cheque presentations and refreshments it’s the one and only hugely popular Singer/Musician from Scotland – Johnny Bremner – who will be providing the excellent musical entertainment for the remainder of the night.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Carriganima Annual Walk 2019

This is a colourful Poster from 2015 when Johnny appeared at Carriganima  and on that occacion the very popular Johnny Bremner from Scotland was interviewed by presenter Tim Coughlan on c103 at 8.30 pm on Sunday 2nd August 2015 and  appeared at The Pub in Carriganima on Saturday,8th August 2015. We thank Seán Murphy for this information. Click on the Poster to enlarge.  And we welcome Johnny back to Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019.  (S.R.)

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Great Turnout for the CART Tractor Run on Sunday last

Millstreet Vintage Club and CART Carriganima wish to thank everyone for there support on the Tractor Run on Sunday last,the weather was mostly ok on the day and some 56 Tractors took to the road and conveyed through what was a lovely New Route which included going through picturesque Drishane before it made its way back to the finish at The Pub in Carriganima some 17 miles later where some Refreshments were enjoyed by all,thanks to all the Marshals,Seanie Kelleher on Bike Marshal Duty, An Garda Siochana and to Mick Duggan for leading the Tractors out on the Road and keeping the Run progress so smoothly,to the Crew at Sign on thanks again for a great job,to Christy Ring thanks for the continued support,to the Duggan Family for the use of the beautiful Grounds of Drishane,to Dolly Ring and the Crew at The Pub in Carriganima for the Catering,to the Media and Photographers thanks very much for your help special mention must go out to our Friends in Ballinagree Vintage Club for there invaluable help today,and again many thanks from CART Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club for the great turn out and support on the day,it is very much appreciated.

Photos by Matthew Twomey and Danny Lane