The first Event of 2022 to be hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club took place last Sunday February 27th over in Cullen to help raise Funds for Cullen National School,the Club wish to thank everyone for the fantastic support received at the Event with an impressive 102 Tractors taking to the Road just after 12.30pm with the Run leaving Cullen and taking in some great Countryside views in the Duhallow Region along its route before returning back to Cullen over an hour later,the Weather was kind as well for the occasion and on both leaving and on return to Cullen Village there were some most welcome Refreshments laid on by the Cullen School Parents and Friends at the National School in Cullen,Event Clerk of the Course Dan O’Riordan would like to thank Karen O’Sullivan and School Principal Eileen O’Mahony and all the Hardworking Crew from Cullen National School for there hard work help and support prior to the Event and on the day which made the occasion such a great success, also thanks to all the Marshals for keeping the Event Run smoothly on the Road and in helping to co-ordinate Parking etc,also many 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 Hardworking Crew at Sign on and to the Media and Photographers for covering the Event thanks very much for your help and to Cullen Pipe Band for providing Entertainment before the start of the Event and again many thanks from all at Cullen National School and Millstreet Vintage Club for the great turn out and Support from the Public on the day,it is very much appreciated.
Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Tractor Run with Proceeds in Aid of Cullen National School will take place on Tommorrow Sunday February 27th,Registration at Cullen School (Eircode P51TK70) from 11.30am Take Off 12 30pm Sharp. Refreshments will be Served Nice Scenic Route Planned,
If you wish to purchase a copy of our CULLEN N.S. CUISINE Traditional Family Recipe Book for €10 only, you can find them on sale in Guerins Foodstore & Filling Station Ballydaly, The Sweet Box Millstreet, Patsy’s Style Options, members of the Parents Association and our school office on (029)79201 / 087)7695419.
All proceeds going towards our ball save netting in Cullen N.S.
The perfect stocking filler, just in time for Christmas!…featuring recipes from each one of our pupils..the authentic, original, creative & unique gift! Get these quick…they are flying out the door!….Collect them any school day in Cullen N.S..from 8:30am -5pm.
Cullen N.S. Helping Others – Children in Need
61 boxes were filled by the pupils in Cullen N.S.
Well done to all our boys and girls making such a great effort. It was our first time participating in the Shoebox Appeal. A great way for kids to help other kids who are less fortunate and a real ‘eyeopener’ too. Helps the boys and girls realise how lucky they are themselves. Well done to all involved and remember …. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone”.St. Brendan’s National School Rathcoole also collected 82 shoe boxes this year which are now on their way to make other children’s Christmas very special.
Mass will be celebrated in Cullen Church on Friday, 19th October at 7:00pm to bid a fond farewell to Hannah Kelleher, Principal, Cullen N.S.. The children of the school are busy practising their songs and readings for this Mass. Parents, current pupils, past pupils and members of the community and beyond are all most welcome to attend.
After Mass, all are invited to attend celebrations in the Community Centre. Music will be provided by past-pupils of Mrs. Kelleher, pupils who would have formed part of the School Band at some stage. These musicians are encouraged to bring their instrument of choice on the night, to be part of this momentous occasion.
We extend sincere congratulations to Hannah who has contributed so inspiringly to the education of so many young people in such a dedicated manner over many fruitful and uplifting years. We all wish Hannah a very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Retirement. Click on the images to enlarge.(S.R.)
Roger Kiely (principal of Cullen National School 1938-1961) is the central figure on the cover of a new book from UCC entitled the “Atlas of the Irish Revolution“, but for some reason best known to the editors they did not have the courtesy to identify him. He was an intelligence officer with the Millstreet Battalion.
They might have included the description of him by the artist Sean Keating: “Roger Kiely was about the best and finest man I ever knew. A few years ago I went to look for him in County Cork. I found him a poor school-teacher in a poor little school near Kanturk. I asked him about the others and found that death, poverty and America had claimed them – the Unknown Soldiers.” (BMH Witness Statement 505). – Jack Lane [read more …] “Roger Kiely – The Men of the South”
And we continue to share lots more images and a full report:
Cullen N.S. was awarded its fifth Green Flag, the Biodiversity flag, on Thursday, May 11th at the Radisson Blu in Cork. Four members of Cullen National Schools Green-School committee were presented with the coveted flag in recognition of the school’s environmental endeavours over the course of the past two years. Various changes were made to the school grounds as part of Cullen N.S.’s Green-School Action Plan. Nesting boxes for wild birds were attached to trees near the playground and a bird feeder was also erected. A leaf-pile, a log-pile and a bug-hotel were created for mini-beasts to make themselves at home and an area of grass was cordoned off to be left unmanaged so that Irish wildflowers could thrive. Pupils of Cullen N.S. also engaged in many biodiversity educational activities: They planted radishes, cress, broad beans, microgreens and a willow tree in the school field. An ecologist and environmental educator visited the school to educate pupils on the variety of wild Irish birds and animals. Senior class pupils enjoyed a trip to Fota wildlife park, where they learned all about the many wild animals of the world, threats to their existence as well as Fota’s quest to remain environmentally friendly. Nuala, from I.R.D. Duhallow, came as a guest-speaker to inform pupils, parents and members of the community about invasive species in Duhallow and I.R.D.’s quest to eradicate Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam from local riverbanks and ditches. Staff, pupils, parents and members of the community were delighted to welcome Donncha O’Connor, senior Cork footballer, on Wednesday, May 17th 2017 where he raised Cullen N.S.’s fifth Green Flag.
And below we feature many more images of the historic occasion: