Recently Published “The Bridges of Donoughmore” by Gerry Forde

We thank Author supreme, Gerry Forde for alerting us to the recent publication of his very interesting Book entitled “The Bridges of Donoughmore” Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  The Book at €19.50 may be bought by contacting Gerry directly on gerddforde97 and is also available at the following outlets in the Muskerry Region:

Donoughmore: Jamesie’s Post Office Stuake and Peg’s Shop Firmount.

Aghabullogue: Cremin’s shop.

Berrings: Dan Donovan &Co. Ltd.

Ballincollig: Quish’s Supervalue (both).

Blarney: Blake’s BFS Centra Maxol Blarney.

Carrignavar: Drummond’s DayToday.

Carrigrohane: O’Donovan’s Leemount Cross filling station.

Coachford: Cooney’s filling station, Kathleen’s shop, Murphy’s Centra.

Crookstown: MacSwiney’s Quick Pick.

Grenagh: Costcutter.

Inniscarra: Brown’s Filling station.

Rylane: Crowley’s Post Office.

Tower: O’Leary’s Supervalue.

Whitechurch : Roche’s Daybreak filling station. 

Gerry is hoping to make it available later in the Millstreet, Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra areas.  Two additional outlet where it is presently on sale:

Mallow: Katie’s Newsagents. 

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“Millstreet Memories” by Noel Bourke

Author, Noel Bourke has wonderfully fond memories of his Summer Holidays together with his brother, Paddy in the Millstreet of the 1950s especially when they both arrived from their home in Kilkenny on their annual holidays being greeted by superbly welcoming Relatives from Murphy’s Terrace and Kippagh and beyond.  Over the past few years Noel has dedicated lots of energy and time in comprehensive research.   The fruitful result is this 272 page book “Millstreet Memories”which will very shortly be available to buy in Millstreet at “Wordsworth” in The Square, Millstreet at €15.00.   I believe it can also be obtained by post for an extra €5.00.  Some twelve poems are also included as well as excellent place name explanations.   Blank and white photographs further enhance the publication.   Had it not been for COVID-19 there was to have been an official launch of the book in Millstreet and in Ballydaly.  Here we share some images of the book cover.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

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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“Discover Duhallow” News Magazine Launched by IRD Duhallow

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)  This is the first issue of the recently launched “Discover Duhallow”.  It’s available free in the local shops and will appear on a regular basis.   Each area in Duhallow is given at least one page to share its local news.         Every success to all those associated with this uplifting new publication “Discover Duhallow” which will undoubtedly be a wonderful source of communication throughout Duhallow and beyond.  We look forward to sharing useful information, updates and images relating to Millstreet Parish.  For over thirty years the “Clara News” publication which appeared nine times per year was an all-important aspect of Millstreet life and was greatly missed when it ceased publication some years ago.   Our local website has now become the central means of communication here in Millstreet (and John Tarrant’s Millstreet Notes in the weekly “Corkman” as well as Eily Buckley’s Weekly Report on C103) but an actual colour publication which one can physically hold and pass on to others will certainly also be warmly welcomed.   And we all look forward also to having lots of insights into the many other towns, villages and townlands of Duhallow as portrayed in future editions of “Discover Duhallow”.  Heartfelt congratulations to IRD Duhallow on taking this very welcome initiative.  (S.R.)