Kilcorney Notes for the Clara News – June 2003

KILCORNEY NOTES FOR CLARA NEWS

Cloyne Pilgrimage-

Cloyne Pilgrimage- A coach, taking pilgrims from Banteer Parish left the locality on Sunday morning last to join the largely attended Pilgrimage from Diocese of Cloyne at Knock Shrine. There were several other pilgrimages at the shrine also on the day. The Cloyne Pilgrimage was led by Bishop John Magee, who was Chief Celebrant at the Concelebrated Mass and was joined by several Priests from Cloyne Diocese and others, throughout the country. The weather was mild and pleasant and most enjoyable. The local group were back home about 11. P.M.

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Holy Communion- Eleven children from Derrinagree National School received their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Presentation of Mary, Derrinagree recently. Mass was Celebrated by Fr. Sean Hanafin, who congratulated the children and complimented their parents and teachers. First Communicants were- Damien Buckley, Denise O’Riordan, James Murphy, Garoid O’Farrell, T.J. O’Keeffe, Darren O’Connor, Susan Guerin, Sean O’Callaghan, Kevin McSweeney, Sean Pigott and Rachel O’Brien.

First Communion- On Saturday last, children from Rathcoole and Dromagh National Schools received their first Holy Communion in St. John’s Church, Dromtariffe. Mass was Celebrated by Fr. Sean Hanafin, P.P. He congratulated the children and said he hoped that memories of this day will stay with them and strengthen them in the days ahead. He also paid tribute to their parents and teachers for their help in preparing the children for this day. He thanked the choir and organist- Hannah M. Tarrant and soloist- Ann Marie O’Riordan for enhancing the Celebration. First Communicants are-

Dromagh- Stephen Corbett, Diarmuid Keane, John Ed. Kiely, Tony O’Flynn and Becky Murphy.

Rathcoole- Siobhan Buckley, Anna Byrnes, Avril Dunlea, Rachel Keller-Sexton, Maura Murphy, Muireann O’Keeffe, Rachel O’Keeffe, Kathleen O’Leary, Sheila O’Riordan. Jason Collins, Luke Dennehy, Dan Drake, Danny Mullane, Conor O’Donoghue and Shane O’Riordan.

Macra Success- Congratulations to Neil Moylan, Banteer Macra Club in winning an All-Ireland title in Dublin City Talent competition in Solo-Instrumental section. Neil, who is son of Connie and Kathleen Moylan, Sally’s Cross, Kanturk, won the title at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on May 5th. last., playing the Piano, with his rendering of- The Green Fields of France and Promise Me. Neil defeated the three other finalists in the competition, with Michael Potterton from Athboy, Co. Meath, taking runner-up place, while playing The Button Accordion. Well done to Banteer Macra Club.

Wedding Bells- The Marriage took place in St. John’s Church, Dromagh of Kathleen O’Keeffe, Dromalour, Kanturk and Michael Breen, Kanturk. Fr. Sean Hanafin, P.P. Dromtariffe Officiated. The bride was attended by her sisters- Gobnait and Marie O’Keeffe, sisters of the Bride. Bestmen were Pat & Gerard Breen, brothers of the groom. The reception was held at Springfort Hall, Mallow and the honeymoon was spent in South Africa.

Wedding Bells. The Marriage took place at St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney of Anne Desmond, daughter of Michael and Mary Desmond, Glenlea and Timmie O’Keeffe, son of Billy and Winifred O’Keeffe, Keale, Derrinagree. Fr. John Ryan, C.C. Kilcorney Officiated. Assistant Celebrant was Fr. Sean Hanafin, P.P. Dromtariffe. The bride was attended by her sister- Nora O’Keeffe and by Jayne Desmond and Yvonne Brosnan. The Best man was- Laurence O’Keeffe, brother of the Groom and groomsman was Gerald McCarthy. Flower-girls were- Susan O’Keeffe and Emma O’Keeffe and page-boys were- James Desmond and Daniel Desmond. The reception was held at Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney and the honeymoon was spent in Crete.

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Mass at Grotto- The Annual May Mass was Celebrated at Rathcoole Grotto on May 1st. and was Celebrated by Fr. Sean Hanafin. Dromtariffe. In his homily, he thanked all who had prepared the Grotto and surrounds and praised the congregation for their continued devotion to Our Lady and said it was always a wonderful part of the faith of the Irish people. He also thanked the school and Parish Choirs and Organist- Hannah. M. Tarrant for their wonderful contribution to the occasion. Despite the inclement weather on the day, the evening remained dry and mild for this annual occasion. During the month of May, the Rosary will be recited at the Grotto every evening at 8. P.M. and everybody is welcome.

Pilgrimage-On Apr.27th. A coach full of pilgrims travelled from Banteer, through Kanturk, Newmarket and Freemount to take part in the International Pilgrimage at Knock, in honour of Our Lady of all Nations. There was a huge attendance present and many had to endure the rain and high winds on the day, as the large Basilica there could only hold a portion of the large congregation present. The local group left about 7.A.M. and returned home about 11.P.M.

Wedding Bells- The Marriage took place in Cullen Church of Damien

Byrnes, youngest son of Michael and Catherine Byrnes, Knockcahill,

Rathcoole and Dolores Moynihan, daughter of Tony and Eileen Moynihan,

Moynihan, Coalpits, Cullen. Fr. Padraig Kennelly. C.C. Castleisland.

Assistant Celebrant – Fr. Thomas Gaine (friend of the family) The

bride was attended by her sisters- Gillian Kenny, (matron of Honour) and

Marcella Moynihan and (friend) Karen Kelly and by Mary O’Gorman

(sister of the Groom). Bestman was- Michael Bynes (brother of the groom)

Groomsmen were- Dominic and Martin Byrnes, (brothers of the Groom and

Kevin Murphy- (friend). Flower-girls were- Marie and Kate O’Gorman-

(nieces of the groom) and page-boy was Daniel Moynihan, (nephew of the

bride.) The Church-music was provided by The Forde Family, Millstreet

and the reception was held at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglanton.

Pilgrimage to Knock. Dromtariffe Pilgrimage to Knock shrine was held on

Sunday- May 19th. The group left at 7.A.M. and returned about 10.P.M.

They had stop-over at Kilcolgan, Co. Galway for meals and refreshments on

Both journeys. The weather held dry and mild for the occasion.

The untimely death occurred recently of Jerome Kiely, Curraraigue and it brought great grief to his family and community. He was a popular young man in the locality and was an active farmer, mainly sheep-farming.

He was a keen bowling follower and was no mean bowler himself, taking part in many local scores and representing the club both at home and throughout Mid-Cork.

The removal took place from McCarthy funeral home to St.Fursey’s Church and following funeral Mass, the burial took place in Banteer cemetery. He’s deeply regretted by his mother- Kathleen, the Kiely and McSweeney families. Also his aunts, uncles, grand-aunt and a wide circle of relatives and friends. R.I.P.

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A.G.M.- The A.G.M. of Kilcorney Community Council was held in the community and was well attended. Chairman- Donie Howard welcomed the attendance and spoke of the many achievements of the past year, in particular, the outstanding success of the Kilcorney community Gymnasium. He thanked everyone, who helped to achieve such success especially the group of hard-working people, who helped to build and prepare the gymnasium. He also hoped that further success would be achieved in the years to come.

He paid special tribute to Marion Buckley, Millstreet, who has helped to compile the accounts of the community and produce balance sheet for their Annual General Meetings over the past twenty-one years. He said she had rendered a great service to this community and her work was much appreciated.

Secretary- Pat Golden gave a comprehensive report of all the activities at the centre over the past year and said it was the busiest year, since the hall was built. The treasurer’s report showed a healthy balance and it was adopted and signed. There were individual reports from all the nine groups, using the centre at the moment.

Donal Howard then chaired the election of officers, as he had decided to take a break from duties for a while. Committee elected were- President- Pat Sheehan, Chairman- Pat Golden, Vice-Chairman – Danny Sheehan. Hon. Sec.- Neil O’Shea, Treasurers- Mary Cotter & Peg Dennehy, P.R.O.- Donie Howard. Before the meeting ended, a vote of sympathy was extended to the families of Jerome Kiely and Michael Dennehy. Curraraigue, who had both passed to their reward in recent days. The proprietors of Bridge-Bar have long been associated with the community council and have made their premises available for fund-raising efforts on many occasions and were also very generous with sponsorship and fund-raising efforts. Sincere sympathy was extended to Breda and family on their great loss.

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Death- The death took place recently in Crewe, in England of Margaret Barwick, (nee Golden , Blackrock, Kilcorney.) Margaret left Blackrock at a young age and entered he career of nursing, where she met her future husband- Dr. Colin. She always kept in regular contact with Kilcorney and always expressed the wish to be laid to rest in Kilcorney. The burial took place in the family grave after Requiem Mass in St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. She’s survived by her husband- Colin, sons- Robert, Martin, Paul and daughter- Nicola, son-in-law, grandchildren , brother sisters. R.I.P.

First Communion- On Sunday last, four boys from Kilcorney National School received their First Holy Communion in St. Nicholas’ Church,

Kilcorney. They were- Cormac Sheehan, Christopoher Sheehan, Daniel Golden and Lukas Mirtschrink.

Sincere thanks to teachers- Frank O’Connor & Christine O’Shea

And also to Fr. John Ryan for putting a very meaningful ceremony in place. Also great credit is due to the Kilcorney National School Choir for the beautiful singing. Refreshments were served afterwards in the local National School

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Eucharistic Procession.- The Annual Eucharistic Procession took place in Dromtariffe on Sunday last, following the celebration of 11.A.M. Mass in St. John’s Church. The Monstrance was carried by Fr. Denis Quirke, former P.P. Dromtariffe, who was helping out with parish duties. The Procession continued from the Church to the Presbytery grounds, where the Solemn Blessing was imparted. The Rosary was recited and hymns were sung along he route. The ceremony ending with Benediction being held in the Church. The congregation was glad that the morning was dry and the weather was pleasant for the occasion.

Rosary Rally

On Saturday- June 1st. the 17th.annual All-Ireland Rosary Rally was held at Knock Shrine and as usual, a coach-full travelled from this locality and have done so, since the Rally commenced. The coach left from Cullen

village and picked up pilgrims in Ballydaly, Millstreet, Rathcoole and Banteer and was then full to capacity. Huge crowds again attended at Knock, as they have done over the years. The local group left about 6.30.A.M. and returned back to base about 11.P.M. Again, the weather obliged and the rain held off during the afternoon.

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Sympathy- Sincere sympathy is extended on the death of Clare Dennehy,

Clonmoyle, Coachford. To her husband Tim, sons, daughters, extended

family and relatives. Sincere sympathy is extended from the Parishioners of

Kilcorney, Lyre and Banteer to Fr. Michael Dennehy, on the death of his

mother- Clare. Fr. Michael was former C.C. Kilcorney, before taking up

his Clerical appointment in Portsmouth Diocese. He was very friendly and

well liked by all the community and for a short-time, he obliged the

community by taking the Hon. Secretary-ship of Kilcorney Community

Council. The community wishes his well in his future Ministry.

Mass for deceased members- The Annual Mass for deceased members of Dromtariffe G.A.A. Club was Celebrated in their club-rooms at Dromahoe by Fr. Sean Hanafin, Dromtariffe and former club player- Fr. Peter Cronin, now retired P.P. Liverpool. It was the final celebration of it’s kind in the old club-house, which was opened in 1984. Future Celebrations like this will be held at the new clubrooms in Rathcoole.

Club members took part in the Celebration. Prayers for the faithful were read by Eoin Dennehy, Dominic Byrnes, Laura Cronin, Sean Collins and Dan Joe O’Keeffe. The Offertory gifts were presented by Erica O’Connell, Eugene Healy, Jessica O’Connell and Vintie Collins and Altar-servers were- Shane Murphy and Leonard Leader.

Vice-Chairman- Brendan O’Riordan- thanked both Priests and said it was fitting that Fr. Peter should be present for this final Celebration in the old club-rooms as he was a staunch member of the club, during the 1940s. He thanked all who had helped down the years and said that many of them had gone to their reward but he hoped their spirits would be with them in their new playing grounds in Rathcoole.

Community Games- Congratulations to the Millstreet district community games Question-time teams, who competed in All-Ireland Finals at Mosney, last week-end and did very well. The group included pupils from Rathcoole and Derrinagree National Schools. Well done to both teams and to the teachers and parents involved.

Mass at Grotto-

The 29th. Annual Mass was held on May 13th. at Kilcorney Grotto. The

Chief Celebrant was Fr. Sean Hanafin , P.P. Dromtariffe. He was assisted

By Fr. Liam Ryan P.P. Banteer, Fr. John Ryan, C.C. Kilcorney and also

Visiting Priest- Fr.Con. Kelleher. U.S.A. and formerly of Laught,

Rathcoole. Organist was Hannah M. Tarrant, Rathcoole and the

Kilcorney/Rathcoole choir.

Denis Lane provided the amplification. Although the weather was bad,

The rain held up during the Mass and a good crowd attended.

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Sponsored walk- The ladies club held their first annual sponsored walk

on Sunday May 26th. Thankfully the weather was kind. We would like to

thank all who participated in the walk, especially the girls who came from

Millstreet and the families of the players, who also joined in. Also

A special thank-you to all who sponsored the girls.

Dromtariffe ladies football news—Summer camps- Cork ladies board are

holding their annual Summer Camp in Dromtariffe-Aug. 12th to 16th.

10.A.M to 1. P.M. Expert coaching from Cork senior trainers will be

provided as well as each girl receiving a ladies replica jersey and leather

football. Details from, all National Schools and from Sharon O’Keeffe

Phone-58306. It’s open to all; girls in Duhallow from 7-14 years.

21st. Birthday- Congratulations to Louise O’Sullivan, younger daughter of Dan and Margaret O’Sullivan, Dromahoe, Dromagh, who celebrated her 21st. birthday with a double celebration- for her family and relatives and again with her former school-friends from Boherbue Comprehensive School, who all celebrated their coming of age with a joint celebration in Boherbue. Louise is student-nurse in Cork and we wish her every success in the future of her career.

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Wedding Bells- The Marriage took place in St. Fursey’s Church, Banteer of Linda Ryan, only daughter of Paddy and Juliet Ryan, Knockbrack, Banteer and John Farrissey, Dromina. Fr. Liam Ryan Banteer Officiated. Assistant celebrant- Fr. Murphy, Dromina. The bride was attended by her cousins Carmel Ryan and Juliet Moynihan and her sisters-in-law- Mary Ryan and Catherine Ryan.. Bestman was Martin Farrissey, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were- John Ryan, brother of the Bride and David Noonan & Sean McCarthy,- friends of the groom. Flower-girls- Emma Ryan,(niece of the bride) and Clodagh Farrissey, (niece of the groom). Page boys were Davin and Padraig Ryan, nephews of the groom. Ring-bearer was Sean Ryan. The reception was held at Duhallow Park Hotel.

Lyre Quiz teams- tops again.

The above communities are very proud of the performance of Lyre National School Quiz Team members, who are tops again this year and have achieved tremendous success during the past year.

They commenced by winning the G.A.A. Quiz in Boherbue before last Christmas. They entered the Credit Union School Quiz, winning the local chapters outright and finishing in third place overall in the All-Ireland final, held at R.D.S. Dublin, last April.

Their recent major success was to win first place in the regional finals of the Credit Union ‘Sammy Stamps Quiz.’ The successful team members are- Marie Murphy, Fiona O’Riordan, Anthony Leahy and Daniel Murphy. The community wishes them every success in future competitions.

Annual Mass. The Annual Mass was Celebrated at Nadd Grotto on May

22nd. and was Celebrated by Fr. Liam Ryan, P.P. Banteer. In his homily, he thanked the committee and all who helped to prepare the Shrine. There was a good attendance and the rain held up during the Celebration. Amplification was provided by Dermot McCarthy as he had done, down the years. The village and surrounds were clean and neat and looked very well for the occasion.

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Thank-You- Kilcorney Community Graveyard would like to than everyone who supported their Church-gate collection. Anybody, who would still like to make a contribution can do so by contacting Fr. John Ryan, Pat Golden, Ned Thornton or Danny Sheehan.

Death- The death of Michael Dennehy, Curraraigue took place in Mallow General hospital, following a brief illness. Mickie of course, was well known as proprietor of Moll Carthy’s Bridge-bar, along with his wife- Breda and family. The family were popular, not alone to their many customers but to all who availed of the hospitality of The Bridge Bar, over the decades.

It has been home to the bowling fraternity, over several years, where their official meetings were held and where they celebrated their success and defeat. It has also been the venue for Blackwater Valley Gun Club for meetings, get-togethers and celebrations and Mickie has also supervised many a gripping card-game in these premises.

He spent many years in the employment of Kilcorney Co-Operative Creamery, where he was a diligent and well-liked member of the staff. He’ll be sorely missed by his many friends, neighbours and customers and all who had come to know him in the homely atmosphere of The Bridge Bar establishment.

The removal took place from Manley’s funeral home to St. John’s Church, Dromtariffe. Chief Celebrant at his funeral Mass was his relative-,Fr. John O’Shea. In his homily, he recalled many wonderful memories and stories relating to Mickie and his life and times. The burial took place in .Mary’s cemetery. Millstreet, May he rest in peace. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife- Breda, son – Joseph, daughter-in-law- Nora, grandchildren, sisters- Mary & Hannie, Brothers- Jerry & Maurice, nephews and n nieces, brother-in –law, sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Sympathy- Sincere sympathy is extended on the untimely death of Mary McKnight, London and formerly of 21. Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet- to her husband- Jim, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

First Communion- The children of Banteer Primary School received their

First Holy Communion on May 11th. Mass was Celebrated by Fr. Liam

Ryan in St. Fursey’s Church, Banteer. First Communicants were-

Aisling Murphy, Helen Moore, Emma Ryan, Annie Sheehan, Nicole

Murphy, Ann-Marie Twomey, Clodagh Sexton, Emer Forde, Ellen Roche,

Debbie O’Neill, Bill Healy, Brian Cullinane, Brian Kearney, James

Morrisson and Stephen Kelleher. Banteer school choir were under the

baton of teacher Mary Corbett. First Communicants were prepared their

teacher- Bernie O’Connor.

In his homily, Fr. Ryan congratulated the children and thanked the teachers

and parents for their involvement.

Death of Eileen Walsh-

The untimely death of Eileen Walsh, Blackrock, Kilcorney came as a great shock to her family, relatives and neighbours. Eileen was well-known and popular member of this community. She was a capable manager of her farm in Blackrock and was ambitious in embracing new farming methods and techniques. She was a reliable, capable and caring neighbour and was very dependable, when help was required and often rendered help behind the scenes, unknown to many.

The removal took place from Manley’s funeral home to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney and following Concelebrated Funeral Mass, the burial took place in the local cemetery. She’s deeply regretted by her sister- Sheila Collins, brother-in-law- William, nephews, nieces and many relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

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Sympathy- Sympathy is extended on the death of Fr. Dan O’Callaghan, retired P.P. Clifton Diocese, England and formerly of Banteer House, Sincere sympathy to the O’Callaghan family, Banteer House and to all his relatives and friends. R.I.P.

Sincere sympathy is extended on the death of Peggy Buckley, Dromskehy, Dromagh, who recently passed to her reward. May she rest in peace.

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death- The death took place at Mallow General Hospital of Paddy Kearney, Dromagh. Removal took place from McCarthy funeral home to St John’s Church, Dromtariffe. Following funeral Mass, the burial took place in St Fursey’s cemetery, Banteer. He’s regretted by his wife- Hannah, (nee Godsil), son- Jerry, daughter-in –law- Eileen, grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

Dromtariffe I.C.A. held their A.G.M. in Dromtariffe community hall with a good attendance. Breda O’Riordan C.D.A. was present and complimented the guild o a very successful year. She also chaired the election of officers.- President- Mary O’Sullivan, V. President- Mary Downey, Hon. Sec. Patricia O’Sullivan, Assist. Sec. Mary Greaney, Treasurer- Anna Pigott, Assist. Treas. Noreen Carver, P.R.O. Kitty Collins

New Arrivals- Congratulations to the following local parents of new arrivals- Jim and Eileen O’Neill, Killetra, Dromagh on the birth of a baby-girl- Orla, to John & Margaret Hartnett, Gurrane, Dromagh on the birth of a baby-boy- Daniel Timothy and to Jimmy and Colette O’Connell, Meenskehy, Derrinagree on the birth of a baby-boy- James Anthony.

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Kilcorney Feis- The 93rd.Annual Kilcorney Feis was held on May 26th. in Kilcorney centre, with a huge attendance of competitors. They had come from all over Munster and farther afield. Dancing competitions commenced at 10.30.A.M. and continued until 7.30.P,M, Other competitions continued in Kilcorney School from 1.30.P.M. The standard was high throughout and medals and trophies were well earned.

The Feis committee thanks Kilcorney Community Council for the use of the centre. They sincerely thank all the sponsors, who have contributed over the years. They are specially grateful to the group of helpers, who prepared the centre, erected the stage, helped out on the day and tidied up afterwards, without their help, the feis could not continue. As this feis has continued since 1910, it is in the interest of the local community to give it every attention, as it heads for it’s own centenary. The following are winners

Of the perpetual trophies- The Diarmuid O’Criodain memorial cup was won

By Eimear Arkins, Ruan, Co. Clare and the Aisling Cup went to Shane

O’Riordan, Rathcoole in the recitation section. In singing competitions, The

Healy Shield went to Mark Sheehan, Castletownroche and the Liam

O’Buachalla Memorial cup was won by Siobhan Moynihan Kilnamartyra for

traditional ballads. In Music competitions, the McCarthy T.V. & Elect. Cup

went to Alison O’Regan, Castledonovan, Drimaleague for tin- whistle.

There were five perpetual trophies for step-dancing- The Ann Murphy

Trophy went to Orla Horan of Rinnce na Riochta S.D. for reel- 7-9 yrs.

The Munster Joinery up won by Alison O’Regan, Cowhie-Ryan S.D. The

Kanturk Credit Union Cup for schools within the common bond was won

by Aileen Fehin, Murphy School of dancing. The Bennett memorial cup

went to Danny O’Sullivan, Cowhie-Ryan S.D. for hornpipe- 11-13.open and

the Jubilee shield was won by Rachel Murphy, O’Callaghan S.D. for open

reel and hornpipe.

School children from Derrinagree, Rathcoole and Banteer travelled to Cork

School Sports on June 7th. and brought several trophies, Derrinagee girls

Team of Elaine O’Connell, Chantel Cleary Lisa Kelleher and Laura Zenker

came 1st in U.14 relay and Elaine came 2nd in U.12 sprint. Their boys team

of John Crean, Cormac & Neil Galvin & Cormac O’Mahoney came 3rd. in

relay and Kevin Crowley, Cormac O’Mahoney & Ml. O’Brien also won

sprints. Banteer School children also did very well. Rathcoole brought a

record twenty-four trophies and the overall girls perpetual cup and last year

Rathcoole boys brought the overall cup. This year two boys relay teams

Came 2nd. and girls also came 2nd. in relay.

On the same day, Lyre school children had an outing to Fota Island and

despite the weather they enjoyed the day. On Thursday, Dromagh School

children travelled to Skibbereen and around West Cork. On the following

Saturday, Kilcorney older pupils also had an outing when they headed

for the Kingdom and visited Aqua-dome and Fenit.

Other school tours are presently being arranged before the holidays commence.

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A long life may not be good enough

But a good life is long enough.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak

But their echoes are endless.

Lost yesterday, sometime

Between sunrise and sunset

Two golden hours

Each set with sixty diamond minutes.

No reward is offered

For they are gone forever.

GAA News – June 2003

GAA News
by
John Tarrant

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MILLSTREET LIFT DUHALLOW HURLING LEAGUE TITLE

Millstreet held their nerve to fashion a worthy 3-13 to 2-9 triumph over Kilbrin in the Duhallow Junior A Hurling League Final played in Meelin last Friday evening

Operating with fluency and confidence, Millstreet superior team work shone through for much of the hour though a brave comeback by the defending holders Kilbrin cut an eight point deficit to the minimum.

However Millstreet regained their earlier momentum and a productive finish yielded telling scores to allow team captain Donal Twomey accept the League trophy for the second time in three seasons.

Playing against the strong breeze in the opening half, Millstreet got off to a lightning start with Brendan Quirke goaling inside the opening min.

Millstreet proceeded to gain a commanding position and points to John Lehane and the McCarthys confirmed Millstreet’s sharpness and greater hunger andthey were well worth their interval advantage of 1-5 to 0-5.

And Millstreet set the trend upon the restart –a deflected goal by Tadgh Collins and three points from Kevin McCarthy and John Lehane extended their hand to lead 2-8 to 0-6.

Kilbrin rose to the challenge brillantly and the games complexion turned in dramatic fashion and a 2-1 tally without reply trimmed the arrears 2-8 to 2-7 at the three quarter mark.

And Millstreet were forced to weather further Kilbrin pressure before regaining their earlier composure with Brendan Quirke, Stephen Barrett and Kevin McCarthy adding points. Fittingly Millstreet finished on the ascendency and a finely struck goal by Kevin McCarthy sealed the destination of the league title.

Millstreet: Finbarr Corcoran, Donal Corcoran, John Moylan, Gerard McCarthy, Brian Sheehan, Donal Twomey, Donough McCarthy, Denis Kiely, Sean Barrett, D.onal Cashman, Stephen Barrett, Kevin McCarthy, John Lehane, Tadgh Collins, Brendan Quirke.

– from the old Millstreet Website: http://homepage.eircom.net/~millstreetupdate/gaa.html

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In Passing – June 2003

IN PASSING

by

Seán Radley

FLOWER POWER

The recent project by Millstreet Tidy Town & Traders’ Associations in the promotion of flower-boxes and hanging-baskets throughout the area for the Summer is surely to be encouraged. A special arrangement has been worked out so that the boxes and baskets may be purchased at a cost of €13.00. Ivor Horton of Millstreet Traders’ Association has been accepting the completed application forms for the items. On St. Patrick’s Week Ivor placed not just one but three very fine Irish tricolours outside his Jewellery Shop at Main Street.

Extra floral displays would certainly enhance the beauty of Millstreet this Summer.

SIGNIFICANT 2003!

This year of 2003 is truly significantly historic. Let’s consider the numbers 400, 150, 100, 99, 70, 50, 30, 25, 21 and 10.

400 years since the O’Sullivan Beara March through Millstreet.

15th August 2003 Millstreet will recall this historic event.

150 years ago Banteer, Millstreet, Rathmore and Killarney Railway Stations came into being. This is to be officially marked by Irish Rail on Wednesday, 2nd July 2003 when a special train arrives that morning at Millstreet Station…the train will remain for some 30minutes with its many VIP’s alighting…the Pipe Band will be present…a special commemorative plaque will be unveiled…three young people will be awarded Art Competition prizes…speeches delivered and memories recalled…very especially paying tribute to the wonderful CIE/Irish Rail personnel who over the years have made our Nation Rail System so very special. Andrew Roche of Irish Rail is superbly co-ordinating Railway 150 supported by an enthusiastic Committee that meets fortnightly in Killarney. Andrew’s late aunt was wife of the late John Kelleher, Station Road.

100 years ago…1903…saw a very industrious Millstreet. Author Frank O’Connor was born that year in Cork. The wonderfully witty and superb lecturer John P. Cotter, Cork presented a splendid illustrated talk at the Carnegie Hall, Millstreet on the life and time of Frank O’Connor on Tuesday, 22nd April, thoroughly entertaining the large appreciative audience. Gifted Author, Jack Lane’s most recent publication “A Millstreet Miscellany” available locally at €10.00 gives some tremendous insights into Millstreet over the years.

99 years ago Walt Disney was born. Next year Disney-on-Ice should be really awe-inspiring following the hugely successful “Beauty and the Beast” Ice spectacular in April 2003 at Green Glens.

70 years ago John Joe Buckley of Toorbonia was born. Also receiving a Surprise Party on her 70th Birthday …Peggy Kelleher, Laught, Rathcoole. Heartfelt greetings to both very popular people.

50 years ago Millstreet Star Ballroom opened its famous doors at Church Street. Chick Smith and his Orchestra played on the first night…memories…memories! Kelly’s Furniture Centre has very gladly retained the overall look of this Ballroom of Romance both indoors and outdoors.

30 years ago..1973… Cork won the All-Ireland Football Championship having the famous four gifted players from Millstreet – John Coleman, Connie Hartnett, Humphrey Kelleher and Denis Long. In 1973 also the West End Cinema, Millstreet closed following many wonderful years of pictorial magic for Millstreet people and visitors from far beyond. “One Night of Love” starring Miss Grace Moore (we’ve a copy at the Museum) was the first film shown there in 1937. Similarly, the overall ambience of this wonderful “Theatre of Dreams” has been preserved in its change to Murphy’s Clara Furniture Centre. 1973 also saw the opening of Millstreet Community School…officially opened later by Richard Burke, T.D., Minister for Education in 1976.

25 years ago FLAME was founded. This splendid voluntary organisation was established by a wonderfully enthusiastic Committee guided very especially by the late Jerry Hickey, Pound Hill, Millstreet. It’s also 25 years since the formation of Millstreet Community Council which has achieved so much for our area in the last quarter of a century through the tremendous dedication, hard work and commitment of its members.

21 years ago the first Millstreet Parish Retreat to Ardfert took place.

Sunday, 23rd March 2003 marked the final such group Retreat to this Diocesan Haven of Peace. In future, smaller numbers in cars may wish to avail of appointed open days at the Centre. The late Peggy Twomey, the Bridge, Millstreet helped to co-ordinate the Retreat from Millstreet over many years. Margaret Moynihan and Sr. Christina have assisted in no small way for many years also.

10 years ago….15th May…Eurovision Song Contest from Millstreet’s Green Glens…a milestone in the history of Millstreet…let’s remember this unique international in a special way in 2003.

A KINDNESS REMEMBERED

Mary Gaffney, gifted writer of Killarney Road, Millstreet whose ever popular articles appear in such famous magazines as “Ireland’s Own” and “Ireland’s Eye” shares the following very special memory with us:

“Elvis Presley was singing Wooden Heart on the car radio and I joined the children in singing along with him. We were driving, in snow, from Sligo to Cork, to collect our sixth baby and singing with Elvis gave a rest to the constant question, ”Are we nearly there” , being asked almost since we left home.

I did not know then that this was the happiest day of my life. To-morrow and the day after, and even years later, I would wonder if this was the happiest day, because other days may have been equally happy – but it was. Other happy days included collecting the five older children, visiting friends, going on picnics, days at the seaside, the joy of Christmas, but this was definitely the happiest day of my life.

Arriving at the Adoption Society a social worker placed a baby in my arms. ”This is your little son”, she said. A tiny fist grabbed my finger, hazel eyes looked trustingly at me, and I loved him for all time.

The social worker asked us our plans and we told her that, because of the snow, we would stay overnight in Cork. ”In that case I will keep the baby until morning”, she said, taking him out of my arms.

We found a B&B and the seven of us booked in. The owner, a widow, welcomed us and showed us our room. I n our excitement we told her about the baby and she was delighted for us. There was no sleep for me that night. I was overcome with a sense of loss after having held the baby in my arms and then having him taken out of them.

The excitement the next morning was even more intense as I dressed and fed the children. We could not wait to get back to the baby.

Then came the gesture we have never forgotten. As my husband went to pay for our stay the proprietor said, ”There is no charge. This is my gift to the baby”.

More than 30 years have passed since that day. Yet I am still moved to tears by the kindness of that Cork widow whose sole income was her B&B business. She even accompanied us to the Adoption Society to see the new addition to our family. Her gesture was the greatest act of kindness ever shown to us and our appreciation of it has never been dimmed by the passing of years.

On the way home I began to make plans for the next day, getting the children ready for school, preparing the meals, cleaning the house but above all, keeping the baby’s presence a secret for just one day, a day to treasure, a day to add to my ”happiest day”.

All to soon the children grew to adulthood but through all the joys and sorrows of life I continue to think of that day as the happiest of my life.

Now widowed, it seemed natural to me to up stakes, leave my native county for the first time in my life and move to the county where I had experienced the greatest act of kindness I had ever known.”

MAURICE’S CASE

Over the years our good friend Maurice Walsh of Ickenham near London and formerly of Station Road/Dooneen, Millstreet has contributed so many very interesting historic items to Millstreet Museum for the people of Millstreet. The most recent presentation by Maurice is quite remarkable. Maurice & Eva’s son, Michael was visiting his home in Ickenham and was about to return to his Irish home when I received a phone call from Maurice indicating that he would be giving a case of historic books to Michael for delivery to Millstreet Museum. Gordon O’ Keeffe, Managing Director of K&L Deliveries very generously offered to arrange delivery (free of charge) of the full case to Millstreet when Michael would have left it at K&L’s Dublin Depot. The weight of the case was formidable as I collected it from K&L’s Millstreet H.Q. at Mount Leader. And what a treasury of fascinating books it contained (including a wonderfully rare egg-iron from Ickenham’s Kathleen Collins also). Most of the books were signed by Paddy Dillon Snr. (father of Paddy Dillon, great friend of Maurice & Eva Walsh, who now in his 90’s lives in Australia with his family). The pupils of Millstreet BNS who visited Legoland near Windsor, London, in 2001 will recall being photographed with Mauice, Eva and Paddy outside the main entrance.

Over the next few issues we’ll refer to the many different books so generously presented to the people of Millstreet through our local Museum by Maurice. The Cork and Killarney Guides of the 1915 period are most interesting while one of the most valuable books written by Eva of “the Nation” and actually signed by herself is a true gem. Originals from the time of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire – “Seadhna”, “Mo Scéal Féin”…are truly most significant acquisitions for the Museum and, of course, for the people of Millstreet. Our heartfelt thanks to all who made this presentation possible.

IN FASHION

We thank Mary Randles, Minor Row and a Student at Millstreet Community School for alerting us to a very important forthcoming Fashion Show. Over the past six weeks the Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School have been hard at work preparing for the Idol Fashion Show. Such preparations have included deportment classes, modelling classes, make-up classes, learning routines and selecting a Committee chaired by Tara Cremin and Mark Healy. The Committee envisages a quality Fashion Experience with the proceeds going to two very worthy causes – Millstreet Community Hospital and the 2003 Special Olympics World Games. The Fashion Show Spectacular will be held at Green Glens, Millstreet on Thursday, 8th May at 2.30pm and also at 8.00pm. Tickets at €5.00 and €10.00 are on sale at Millstreet Community School (029-70087) and are also available from Transition Year Students.

We also congratulate the Community School Students whose artistic entry has reached the final of the highly prestigious Form & Fusion National Competition which will be held at Green Glens in May.

DEIRDRE’S FIRST DAY

It was indeed a most memorable day for Deirdre Looney, Gortavehy when on St. Patrick’s Day 2003, a day when Millstreet Pipe Band was accorded the Best Band Award at the Killarney Parade, it was her first day, in official colourful Band uniform, to march in three parades on the day – Ballydaly, Killarney and Millstreet (twice). Our sincere congratulations to Deirdre.

RADIO TIMES

RTÉ’s very famous “Céilí House” Saturday night radio programme came from Boherbue’s “Rambling House” on 5th April having been recorded there on 29th March featuring many very fine musicians and excellent Millstreet set-dancers.

Con Tarrant of Banteer was recently heard on an hour-long interview on Radio Kerry’s “Kerry Lore” series broadcast on Sunday nights between 10 and 11 o’clock. In time, this series, presented by Maurice O’Keeffe (whose uncle, Fr. James O’Keeffe once ministered in Millstreet parish) will feature a recording made in Millstreet on March Fair Day 2003.

William McSweeney, Cobh and formerly of Killarney Road, Millstreet, featured on RTÉ’s “Mooney Goes Wild on One” in a special programme on Sunday 30/3/’03 (a reversible date!) in the Bird Watch theme. William has often featured over the years with his Class of schoolchildren reporting on the great enthusiasm witnessed in Nature Study projects.

Eily Buckley has now reached Report No. 669 in her ever-popular and all-important County Sound 103FM weekly regional report. One can log on live to this superb weekly update anywhere in the world and hear Eily’s voice on www.103fm.ie (10.30am Tuesdays in Ireland – time adjustments necessary for different continents) or read the actual written report weekly on www.millstreet.ie thanks to Hannelie O’Connor, Dooneen who has also placed many colourful photographs of St. Patrick’s Day parade 2003 in Millstreet on the same Millstreet website.

OUR FAITHFUL DEPARTED

Over the past number of weeks many good people who have contributed greatly to Millstreet life over the years, who have uplifted the lives of many by their friendliness and whom it was a privilege to have known, have gone to their Eternal Reward – Elizabeth Hickey, Killarney Road, Millstreet; Nora Rea, Oldchapel Cross, Kilcorney; John Joe Brosnan, Meelin; Sheila Hickey, Dromsicane; Daniel O’Connor, Clonbanin; Katherine (Kit) Drake, Derrinagree; Peggy O’Sullivan, Rathduane; Patricia O’Neill (nee Kelleher, Tooreenbawn), Carrigaline; Jerome O’Keeffe, Curraraigue, Kilcorney; Joseph (Josie) O’Hanlon, East End, Rathmore; Mai O’Riordan (nee Mullane), Curraraigue; Edmond Hickey, Dooneen; Patrick Murphy, Cloghoulabeg; Victor O’Hare, Cloghoula.

May they all rest in peace.

MUSEUM NEWS

Millstreet Museum Society was honoured to welcome John P. Cotter to Millstreet to address on Tuesday 22nd April 2003 a wonderfully appreciative large audience on the life and time of the renowned Frank O’Connor (1903-1966). It was Jim Redmond of Cork who first introduced us to John. Such was the tremendous response to his illustrated lecture that an annual lecture from John on such people as Daniel Corkery and An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire could well become a reality. The audience were also pleased to see the actual rare historic books so kindly forwarded in that famous case by Maurice Walsh.

We thank the Reardon Family, Main Street/Drishane Road for a most important Register of Burials at Drishane Cemetery from May 1933 until May 1959…to be placed within our archives. Also kindly presented (anonymously) was a Post Office Savings Book dating from 1894 until 1907 owned by Frances Enright of West End, Millstreet (Patrick’s mother). Our Museum telephone no. is 029/70844 while our e-mail address is <email>

BRIEFLETS

1. We recently received a most interesting letter from Lyn Mayle in Scotland whose parents, John & Rita owned O’Leary’s Garage in Church Street, Millstreet (now the premises of Moynihan Electrical Centre). Lyn also e-mailed four historical photos including an excellent one of the Garage in the 1950’s. More about this in the next issue of “Clara News”.

2. We congratulate Abbie Moynihan, Lacca, Ballydesmond on the recent celebration of her 80th Birthday.

3. What a truly superb achievement by Michael Cremin, Cork and formerly of Flintfield, Millstreet to have recently reached the amazing climb up to the Base Camp of Mount Everest. Only very few reach this and fewer still continue to conquer Everest. Well done, Michael.

4. John O’Sullivan of Cloghoulabeg who is now an accomplished pilot with Ryanair once went to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and later presented Millstreet Museum with a stone from the summit … now treasured in the Museum Centre. Among the VIP’s John has in recent times had on his plane – many of the international soccer players and Michael O’Leary of Ryanair. He’s also been in the cockpit with the pilot who brought Pope John Paul11 to Ireland in 1979.

5. Situated directly over Fr. J. Tarrant’s confessional box in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is a very beautiful stained-glass window in honour of St. Patrick. We became aware of this through the Mass leaflet article by Mgr. M. Manning, P.P., V.G. on St.Patrick’s Day 2003.

6. An excellent article on the Spire of Dublin appears in the April issue of Intercom….kindly alerted to us by the Presentation and Drishane Sisters….more about this in our next “Clara News” issue.

7. Amongst the visitors attending John P. Cotter’s talk on Frank O’Connor were Kevin O’Byrne who had travelled from Skibbereen and renowned American Poet, Patrick Hammer, Jnr., New York who presented his annual sharing of wonderful poetry at Millstreet Library on Friday, 25th April 2003 while local poets read their own compositions. Patrick is related to Michael and Betty O’Rahilly & Family, Killarney Road, Millstreet.

8. The appearance of the friendly Easter Bunny at Millstreet Country Park featured in an excellent Richard Mills colour photograph in the front page of the “Evening Echo”of Easter Monday (21st April).

9. Sincere Congrats. to Donie and Geraldine O’Mahony, West End, Millstreet on the recent great success of “Mountleader Mate” at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee winning the final of the prestigious Donagh Hickey Motors/Mike Cronin Readymix Sweepstake.

10. Thought for reflection: The singer Donovan once said: “The softer you sing the louder you’re heard!”

– from the old Millstreet website http://homepage.eircom.net/~millstreetupdate/inpassing.html

Regional Report – 24th June 2003

County Sound 103fm Report
by
Eily Buckley

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Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely sunny Tuesday morning.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at reardons Bar on Sun. night. Numbers drawn were 2, 8, 22, 25, and the Jackpot was not won. € 100 went to Mary Gaffney, 5 Westside Lodge, Killarney Rd, the seller was me fein and I got € 50 sellers prize,€ 50 went to Delia Murphy, Ballydaly, € 20 each to Louise Perrie c/o Corkerys Bar, Dr. Feeley & Kathryn c/o Lals Bar. Elaine Reardon, of Reardons Bar, Seanie Cronin, Mallow, Kitty McCarthy, Aubane, Kerry OLeary. Rathmore, Sheila Linehan, Dooneen & Charles Cooper, Killarney Rd. Jackpot for next week is €  3,600 the draw at the Farmers Bar on Sunday night.

The concert in aid of the Belarusian Children’s Project which was held at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night was an outstanding success, with throngs of young people turning up to laud their idols of Your’e a Star fame, Ml. Leonard & Brian Ormond. Present on the night was that super fund- raising lady herself Nellie Healy of Kilcorney. Some months ago Nellie used her unique talent to write a beautiful song, a Song for Sasha, a special Belarusian little boy , The song is called Thru My Tears and she put it on CD. Following the launch it was played on County Sound and proved very popular. With the help of Family and friends she then went literally from door to door selling her CD and the result was that she had a cheque for the unbelievable sum of € 4,471. 95 to hand over at Sun. night’s function. In the near future Maria McCarthy, Ballydaly & and Joanne Carroll, Coolinairna will make a return visit to Belarus to replace some more Millstreet girls who are already out there. The money raised will be used wisely to make life a little easier for the children of that troubled land. Also at Sun. nights function Nellie’s daughter Jackalene and her cousins Aoife & Tracy Buckley, presented gifts of toys for the Belarusian children.

Finally Mrs. Healy asked me to thank all those who helped in any way to make her fundraising efforts the great success that it was. The CD at € 6 is still on sale.

The Celebration Day to mark the 150th anniversary of our Railways will be held on July 2nd. Please tune into Jimmy Reidy s Round the Fire program on Co. Sound on Mon. night next for an hour of wonderful songs, and stories, about the history of the railways as told by people from Rathcoole, Mst, Rathmore & Killarney.

It is hoped that a large crowd will come to our Railway on July 2nd at 1pm. where the chairperson of the Community Council will address the dignitaries on the executive train, a special plaque will be unveiled and the local winners of the art Competition will be presented with their awards. Our winners are Donal Twomey, Minor Row, Alison Buiche, St. Rd. and Caro Murphy Clara. Annmarie Buckley ,Rathcoole who is one of the overall winners will get a personal award as well as a prize for her class at school.

A few weeks ago wheelchair bound Barty Keating passed away just before his 30th birthday. Though stricken with spine bifida all his life he was a very popular figure in our community and as a mark of respect to him a sponsored walk will be held in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association& Casa ,the Caring & Sharing Association It will leave town at 11am for Kilmeedy ,Curacahil , Bealac , Ballydaly , and return to Millstreet.  The walk will be held on July 27th and sponsorship cards are available from the Malpaso Bar.

Sheila Lucey held an Ice-Cream afternoon at her home in Keale in aid of Downs Syndrome a few weeks ago and raised over

€ 2,000 she would like to say a sincere word of thanks to all who supported her venture.

Minister for Health Micheal Martin officially opened the extension to Dromagh National School and the refurbishment of the school grounds yesterday in brilliant sunshine. We wish the parents and pupils of the school many happy years in their now lovely building.

The Macroom Faith “n Light group who work with the mentally handicapped will have their annual Mass at Tubrid Well on July 5th. followed by refreshments and a social evening at the GAA Hall. All are welcome to attend the Mass.

The lovely Annmarie ORiordan will launch her CD entitled Harmony Handed Down at the Duhallow Park Hotel on Friday. night next June 27th . An evening extravaganza of music is assured. Read posters for details. Adm. € 5. Good Luck Annmarie.

A very exciting archaeological site has been unearthed at the Co. Council building site at Liscahane where the Co. are about to construct 16 three bedroomed at 6 two bedroomed houses.

An undergound cavity with flagstone covering was found and on first investigations by the archaeologists from UCC it is deemed to date back to before the time of St. Patrick. We await further news

The Children and parents of Cloghoula went on a very novel school tour on Fridaylast when they visited the Lighthouse at Dungarvan, and were lavishly entertained by Kilmeedy man John Kelleher who has the rather unusual dwelling house. They were treated to a variety of refreshment before being taken on a tour of the building from bottom to top. A child’s dream come true. And they want to say a big thank you to Johnnie for a lovely time.

Its the 24th of June and the annual Mass will be said at St Johns well to-night starting at 8.30. Be prepared to out do the midges.

Pilgrimage to Medagori Aug.3–10th All in Cost€  525 for adults € 475 for young people .Book right away. For more details contact 026 40007.

Bus going to Knock on July 24th Contact Tadg ODriscoll or Sheila Dineen Cullen.

The death has taken place in Dublin of Peggy Casey, the former Peggy O Deer. Now in her sixties she went to school here when she was young and still well known to many people here. Peggy arranged for French students to come to Ireland and over the years many of them came to Millstreet. Alas this year it didn’t happen. May she RIP.

Millstreetin Bloom Fest. in Aug .Will people who ordered Hanging baskets and window boxes please contact the Garden Centre Killarney Rd right away and arrange collection of same. Please keep our town clean and tidy

Cullen Vintage Day July 20th.

New Millstreet website address www. millstreet .20m.com.

Slán

 

(page added in August 2015 by mdc)

Mushera Christmas Charity Climb 2002

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The Jack and Jill Childrens Foundation – Helping the forgotten children of Ireland.

Christmas Morning 2002 sponsored climb to the top of Mushera Mountain – half of the amount collected went to The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation
What does the foundation do?
The Jack and Jill Children’s foundation helps to alleviate the very
distressful suffering experienced by the tiny babies born with severe
development delay until they reach the age of four years. Today the sad
reality in Ireland is that succour for children under four years of age and
their family is at best underdeveloped and at worst non-existent. Most
people are not aware of this distressing “age gap” in healthcare services.
These tiny babies and their parents could be the forgotten people of Irish
society. So the Jack and Jill Children’s foundation was set up to help these
babies and their families.

The Jack and Jill foundation helps these tiny babies and their families by
providing them with early intervention and home respite care. At present
they have over 200 children and their families under their wing all over
Ireland.

Aubane Social Club raise money for the Jack and Jill foundation.

On Christmas day 2002 at 10.30 a.m seventy people climbed Mushera mountain
in aid of the Jack and Jill foundation. It was the largest turnout of people
ever to participate in the annual mountain climb. The duration of the climb
was 2 hours. On the day sponsor card were given to each climber. On January
2003 the total sum of 3,500 euro was presented two charities. 1750 euros was
presented to Hannah Crowley representing the Jack and Jill foundation and
1750 to the Daniel Brosnan Desmond Fund.

 

– from an old Millstreet website: http://homepage.eircom.net/~millstreetupdate/parish%20news.html

Obituary of Daniel Dennehy

Daniel J. Dennehy, age 74 of Yonkers, NY, died after a brief illness, Thursday, August 22, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers.

Mr. Dennehy was born March 21, 1928 in New York City, a son of the late Edward and the late Albina (Casey) Dennehy of Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland. He was a graduate of Mt. St. Michael High School, Bronx, NY and New York University in New York City. He served meritoriously in the Korean War and later worked for Zep Manufacturing for over 30 years. At the time of his illness, he was actively employed with Zep as an Area Supervisor.

He was a dedicated member of VFW Post 271, American Legion Bajart Post, Cork Association and Past President of Ancient Order of Hibernians Bronx County Board. He also served as an usher at St. Barnabas Church.

He was the dear husband of Mary “Dora” (nee McGowan) and the beloved father of Daniel E. (and Siobhan) and Mary (and Kevin) Hansen. Cherished grandfather of Ashling and Cara and loving brother of Sean, Bob and Mary. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, August 26, 2002 at 9:45 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 409 East 241st Street, Bronx. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

Calling hours for family and friends will be Saturday and Sunday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at F. RUGGIERO & SONS, Inc., 732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY.

– from: ruggieroandsonsfh.com

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Related to the Caseys on the Keim side of Cloghoula School?

SEAN PATRICK TALLON Obituary

Sean Patrick Tallon (son of Eileen Dennehy of Tullig) who died in the North Tower during 9-11Sean Patrick Tallon, 26 years old, of Yonkers, NY died bravely on September 11, 2001 in the line of duty at the North Tower of the World Trade Center as a NYC Firefighter and a U.S. Marine. Sean was born on September 27, 1974 in the Bronx to Patrick Tallon of Clane, Co. Kildare and Eileen Tallon (nee Dennehy) of Tullig, Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland. Sean attended St. Brendan’s and St. Barnabas grammer schools and Fordham Prep High School. After graduating from Iona College, he joined the U.S. Marine Reserve. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for the FDNY out of Jacobi Hospital at Battalion 20, Station 23. Sean later became a Fireman at Ladder #10 in Manhattan. He enjoyed cheering on the Mets, Rangers, Jets and Notre Dame football teams. He loved Irish music and played his favorite tunes on the button accordion. He was a sincere young man who could lighten a difficult situation with a simple humorous phrase. His strong, kind presence is very much missed by his mother, father, sister, Rosaleen and her husband, Robert DaRos. Sean will be dearly missed by his loving grandmother, Rose Tallon, in Ireland, aunts, uncles and cousins, both here in America and in Ireland and England. Sean will also be sadly missed by all of his friends. Visiting hours Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the David J. Hodder & Son Funeral Home, 899 McLean Ave. (near Kimball Ave.), Yonkers, NY Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at St. Barnabas R.C. Church 9:45 am, 409 East 241 Street, Bronx, NY. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Yonkers.
– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=sean-patrick-tallon&pid=148867092

 

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AWAITING FRESH CHALLENGES

Sean Patrick Tallon, 26, was a reservist in the United States Marine Corps, a former emergency medical technician and a probationary firefighter with Ladder Company 10 just a few weeks away from the end of his training. He was tough, but he always wondered whether he measured up. “That’s the way he was,” said his older sister, Rosaleen DaRos. “He always thought everybody else was capable, but he was just as capable.”

Take the button accordion that Mr. Tallon loved to play. He would bring out his instrument and play Irish favorites for relatives at family gatherings, with his sister on the piano accordion. But he rarely played for friends; some of them didn’t even know he could play an instrument.

When he left for work from his home in Yonkers on Sept. 11, headed for the fire station that was among the first to respond to the trade center attack, he seemed in a buoyant mood. His probationary period was almost over and a new challenge lay ahead.

“He wanted to find Mrs. Right,” Mrs. DaRos said. “That is what he said was his next mission. He said his probie year was almost finished and he wanted to start with the rest of his life. Everything was just all ready. He had just blossomed.”

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on November 17, 2001.

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When aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center’s twin towers, it was New York City’s Bravest that did what they did best – head directly in to danger, in order to save lives. Firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs – side by side – as was the case so many times before.

Together with members of that city’s Finest, they made their way to the heart of the tragedy. Grabbing their gear, the firefighters began rushing into the gigantic structures to assist with their safe evacuation, while the paramedics and EMT’s began tending to the injured below.

It was while doing those jobs – in the kind of rescue that they had performed so well, so many times – that their lives were taken from us. (Taken from here)

Sean Patrick “Charger” Tallon was one of those such men. At 26, he had only a month or so left of being a “probie” (a probationary firefighter). Sean was one of the first responders, along with the other members of Ten House. Their station was right across the street from the World Trade Center. On the way up the stairs of Tower One, Sean helped a fellow firefighter that was having a heart attack, then he continued up with two more of his fellow firemen. They were trapped when Tower One collapsed.

Sean led an active and varied life. He was a Marine Corps Reservist. He also loved Irish music and playing the button accordion. He would practice for an hour or more on many evenings. The steady, easy flow of sweet hornpipes, tasty reels, and lively jigs would fill the house. [Find a Grave]

Tubrid Holy Well 2000 – Pictures

Tubrid Holy Well – a haven of peace – is situated 2km west of Millstreet Town. The picturesque spring well, reputed to be Ireland’s largest Holy Well, is visited annually – especially in the month of May – by thousands of people.

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One of the many groups of people who visit Tubrid
– Presentation Sisters from the South Western Province

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A section of the large crowd attending one of the Masses celebrated at the Holy Well with Clara Mountain in the background.

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Mgr. Manning, Fr. Buckley and Fr. Tarrant concelebrate Mass on the last Friday night in May, 2000 at the permanent altar near the Grotto at the Holy Well.

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Fr. Kevin Mulcahy (5th from left) with friends following his annual Mass (in June, 2000) for Students who were about to begin the Leaving and Junior Cert. examinations.

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Fr. Paddy O’Byrne accepts a copy of “Picture Millstreet” from Eily Buckley following his celebration of Mass for his many local friends and for a group of Americans with whom he was travelling. Fr. Paddy ministers in America.

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Jerry Doody sings superbly at the celebration of Mass at the Holy Well while (on right) John Anthony O’Sullivan, Ballydaly provides the excellent public address system.

Note: You can read the history and significance of Tubrid if you click on this link: http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/information/tubrid-well/