Aubane’s John F Kelleher is set to take Bandon by storm on this coming Weekend with his particapation in a Strictly Come Dancing Competition in Bandon which is being held in aid of Bandon Community Hospital,the Event kicks off on this coming Friday Night in the GAA Pavilion in Bandon, John will take to the Floor with his Partner Margaret O`Brien who along with John is employed at the Hospital in Bandon,the Couple have been practicing intensely for the past three months sometimes up to four times a week,and with his Work in Bandon and also mixing in his Community work as being Chairman of the Social club in Aubane John has been very busy indeed,the Couple take to the stage on this coming Friday 24th November and Saturday 25 November and again on Friday 8th December in the Bandon GAA Pavilion. The Strictly Come Dancing Competition is organised by the Friends of Bandon Community Hospital to raise Funding for a new day room as part of the brand new Hospital. The first two Nights of the Competition are a sell out, John always had a keen interest in dance as he is a regular at the set Dancing in Aubane, dancing is in his blood and John said he always wanted to do Strictly Come Dancing. Michelle Barry from Devine Promotions in Six Mile Bridge who is overseeing all the Couples prepartaions has great praise for not only John and Margaret but all the other Competing Couples as they have been preparing very hard for this Competion since last August. Hopefully John will bring a Strictly Come Dancing title to Aubane and from all at Aubane Social Club and the surrounding locality the best of luck to John and Margaret in the Competition.
Final reminder for return of Aubane Community Alert renewal forms and fee to be submitted by no later than next Tuesday Oct 31st to either John F. Kelleher, Secretary, Bernard Crowley, Chairman or Any Member of the Aubane Community Alert Group.
AUBANE COMMUNITY TEXT ALERTS: Reminder for Aubane Community Alert renewal forms to be returned by Monday Oct 16th to either John F. Kelleher, Secretary, Bernard Crowley, Chairman, or Any Member of the Aubane Community Alert Group.
KELLEHER William ‘Bill’ Late of Hall Green, Birmingham, formerly Aubane, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Mercifully released into God’s hands and slipped away peacefully on 28th August 2017. Beloved husband of Eileen, caring brother-in-law to Margaret, much loved father of Ann-Marie and Helen, kind father-in-law of Steve and Matthew and cherished grandfather to Henry and Grace. He will be sorely missed by his loving brother John ‘Bill’, sister-in-law Kathleen, nieces, nephews and many friends. Reception into English Martyrs R.C Church, Sparkhill, on Monday 18th September at 6.00 p.m. Requiem Mass on Tuesday 19th September at 11.00 a.m. followed by interment at Widney Manor Cemetery at 1.00 p.m. Family flowers only, donations if desired for SIFA Fireside, c/o C.Bastock Ltd., 67-71 Warwick Road, Olton, B92 7HP. —from the Birmingham Mail.
Congratulations to Darragh Twomey (second from left in the back row) Son of John & Maire Twomey who plays with the Crossfields Ceili Band who were winners of the All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis. Well deserved. Best wishes on this great achievement from the Aubane Social Club.
John Kelleher of Aubane Social Club has also indicated that The Monday Night Set Dancing recommences for the 2017/2018 season at Aubane Community Centre on Monday 18th September at 9.15 pm.
Apparently Timothy Herlihy was a bit of a local character in the Aubane area. His home was very near Clashatrake Bridge (between Aubane and Kilcorney Creamery), set on the lower slope of Glenleigh, and is clearly seen in the above photo which was taken from across the valley in Lacht in 1953, showing it and the surrounding valley, including a distant Mushera Mountain at the top left. [read more …] “Long Herlihy’s in 1953”
John F Kelleher of Aubane Social Club has informed us of upgrades that have been completed to the Monument at Aubane Cross,new Plants have been added as has new state of the Art lighting which looks very impressive by night,check out the Photos below,also tonight Monday May 15th is the Final Night of Set Dancing in Aubane Community Centre and performing there Tonight is the Donie Nolan Ceili Band,Kick Off is at 9.15,Dancing will resume on Monday Nights in Mid September.
Aubane Social Club are holding a Black and White themed Night at Aubane Community Centre on this Friday 21 April at 8pm sharp,Entertainment on the Night will be provided by the ever popular Danny & Pat from Back on Track,Great night of Music Entertainment and Food promised, Admission Charge 10 Euro. The theme is a Black and White themed night so come wearing Black and White and join in the Fun, Everyone Welcome.
Aubane Social Club Annual Good Friday Table Quiz will take place on Tommorrow Night Friday 14 April at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre, Tables of 4 are €40.00,Under 18`s half price. Raffle also on the night. All Very Welcome.
A new DVD has been produced of the Plaque unveiling in Aubane Community Centre which took place last December to remember the 1916 Mushera Company of Irish Volunteers, the price of the DVD is 10 Euro and copies are available from Noreen Kelleher Aubane and Noreen can be contacted on 087 9486673 if you wish to purchase a Copy.
The Aubane Social Club will make a presentation on behalf of the Aubane Community to recently Retired Postman Noel Keating who was their Postman for twenty three years on this coming Friday 24 February at 8.00pm in Aubane Community Centre.
Reminder from the Aubane Community Alert Committee that Text Alert Renewal Forms can be obtained by contacting either John F. Kelleher (086)1942161, Bernard Crowley (087)7924406, or Any Member of the Committee.
This video was taken about a week before Christmas when everything North of the mountain was blanketed in fog. – with thanks to Kathleen for this video
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Fair play to all that braved the Mushera Mountain Climb on this wet and windy Christmas morning, in aid of our local Reach Out Cancer Support. Not for the faint heartded as the rain was horizontal on top of the mountain, but here’s a few of those that went up:
There was no hanging around at the top, and only this small group was there when we arrived Clara and Ainsey were collecting donations for ROCS at the start of the climbJohn Dineen, John Twomey, Darragh Twomey and Michael O’Riordan were having a break in some shelter
Michelle and her greyhound. He wasn’t liking the weather!
People from Aubane and other parts of Millstreet Parish on the morning of Christmas Day
Climb to the summit of Mushera Mountain quite a daunting task one has to say
For those who sponsor them for their favorite charity for this credit in heaps they are due
To climb Mushera in the depths of Winter to a cause one would have to be true
On Christmas morning no matter what the weather they scale the heights of Mushera hill
It may be frosty, raining or snowing or the gale force winds blowing a cold chill
The Mushera Christmas morning climbers some of them years ago were young
For their courage they are well worth admiring and their praises deserve to be sung [read more …] “The Mushera Christmas Morning Climbers”
Greetings from the USA. My mothers family came from Millstreet. This is the info I have: Patrick D. Kelleher born in the Aubane section of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland on 3-15-1851. He was the son of Daniel and Mary (Sweeney) Kelleher. He came to the USA about 1871, bringing with him his sister’s youngest daughter. He settled first at Factory Hollow in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA living there with his sister Mrs. Mary Daley. He was at marriage a farmer living in Greenfield aged 28.
I have been over to Ireland the last three years in a row. I brought my mother the last 2 trips, one of which we did take a short trip to Millstreet to look at gravestones. Could not find a Kelleher headstone anywhere……..poor attempt at humor! So many Kellehers and Sweeneys that I could never sort it out. I will be making a trip again in 2017. Any connections on distant relatives would be appreciated.
Aubane Community Christmas Mass & Party Thursday 01 December at 8.00 pm in Aubane Community Centre.All are welcome
Annual Christmas Morning Climb of Mushera takes place on Christmas Day Morning Sunday 25 December at 10.30 am. This year the proceeds go to Reach Out Cancer Support Group. The fund is open now,if you would like to donate to this you can contact John F Kelleher Aubane Social Club or Any member of the Reach Out Cancer Support Group, You can also donate at the Climb through a bucket collection on the Morning itself.
The Annual Christmas Around the Fireside takes place on Thursday 29 December at 8.30 pm at Aubane Community Centre.
Set Dancing every Monday Night
Mon 05 Dec – Jerry Mc Carthy Mon 12 Dec – Mathew Kelleher Mon 19 Dec – Shandrum Ceili Band ( Christmas Party Night)
Monday 26 – No Set Dancing Monday 02 – January 2017 – Set Dancing resumes – Band to be confirmed
Final Reminder from Aubane Community Alert Committe with regards to any Text Alert Renewal Forms still not returned to the Group that they need to be sent in by next Sunday Nov 27th to either John F. Kelleher, Secretary, Bernard Crowley, Chairman or Any Member of the Aubane Community Alert Group.