A man with an occupant in his van was stopped outside our gate asking for directions to St. John’s well. Was inquiring about our dog and how old she was. He was curious as to how she acted as well. We watched as he drove towards Aubane area driving slowly past everyone’s house. A newish silver van with English Reg plates. Very suspicious and let everyone to keep watch of their dogs.
Remember keep an eye out for any Plastic Ties or markings outside your gate, and let anyone know if you see anything on other peoples properties.
The death has occurred of John Kelleher, Aubane, Millstreet, Cork. John passed away suddenly at home. Beloved husband of Kathleen and loving father of Margaret, Billy, Karen, Donal, Denis, John, Declan and Brian. Devoted grandad of Megan, Aaron, Ciara, Lauren, Adam, Connor, Noah, Henry and Libby. John will be sadly missed by his family, son-in-law Richard, daughters-in-law Ann and Carol, partners Rosie, Declan and Lisa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. [rip]
Due to HSE guidelines regarding funeral gatherings, John’s funeral Mass will take place privately for his immediate family and friends at 12 noon on Thursday 13th August in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Those who would like to express condolences with the family are invited to do so on the RIP Condolences Page.
Coillte and Brookfield Renewables are now attempting to categorise the Balinagree / Mushera windfarm as a Strategic Infrastructural Development, thus avoiding the need for a normal planning application, and speeding up the development, and most likely putting residents concerns in the background. Read more about this development in the Evening Echo.
In February 1975 some 45 Years ago The Aubane Social Club was founded,to mark the occasion the Club are having a night out with dinner at the Auld Triangle on Friday 13 March 2020 at 8pm in Macroom with past and present members of the Club,there will be a Complimentary Bus leaving Aubane Community Centre at 7.15pm for anyone that wishes to avail of this,
John F Kelleher Chairman of the Social Club reports that the Club is going from strength to strength and the future is very bright,as usual for the Year ahead the Club have many activities and events planned.
If you would like attend the Dinner Celebration in Macroom you can Contact Celeste Buckley on 083 3135750 or John F Kelleher on 086 1942161 for Details.
Aubane Social Club are facilitating an important information meeting about the new planned wind farm on Mushera Mountain. This meeting will take place at Aubane Community Centre on Tuesday March 31st at 8.00pm. Members of Brookfield Renewables,the company planning to build the wind farm will attend. All very Welcome.
The “Lost/Stolen Panniers” has been found and safely returned to it’s owner. Delighted that she can continue on her adventures with her bicycle and panniers in and around the Country.
She sometimes writes a blog when she goes cycling but wouldn’t normally write one when it was as short a trip as yesterday, but the kindness which was shown to her prompted her to highlight Millstreet with Cork’s Old Butter Road .
Millstreet Vintage Club would like to clarify that a Charity Pub Quiz to be held in McCarthys Bar Millstreet has been recently advertised on a couple of Media Platforms for next Sunday Night Dec 29th,this is actually incorrect,the Quiz will actually take place in February instead,the Club would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
For anybody that might have been intending to attend the Quiz you could drop by and support St Johns Football Club who are holding a Charity Quiz on next Sunday Evening Dec 29th at 5pm in the Bush Bar in Millstreet,All proceeds to Millstreet Playground,Table of 4 €40 Music by Joe Guerin from 9pm Your Support is greatly appreciated.
Over the past 12 months the Aubane Social Club donated money to the following charities from the events they hosted.
January 2019 – €2000 following the Christmas Day Climb 2019 to Irish Community Rapid Response.
August 2019 – €1,000 to Marymount Community Palliative Care Team following the Marymount Coffee Morning hosted by John Kelleher Chairman, Noreen Kelleher Secretary and Gobnait Kelleher.
December 2019 – €250 was presented to Reach out Cancer Support Millstreet in memory of Late Ann Keane, Pound Hill, Millstreet who was a regular to our weekly set Dancing on Monday nights.
Following our Christmas Day Climb of Mushera this year we will make a donation to the valuable service in our community the Irish Community Rapid Response. ( Air Ambulance).
The proceeds of Christmas Day Climb 2019 are in Aid of the Aubane Community Centre Renovations Fund and the Irish Community Rapid Response. Thanks to all who supported the above fundraising events in 2019
Around the fireside on Friday 27 December at 8.30 pm.
Wishing you all very Happy Christmas. We have lots of events planned for 2020 with our popular Easter egg hunt on Easter Saturday and many more. John F. Kelleher Aubane Social Club Chairman
FINAL NOTICE from Aubane Community Alert Group if you still wish to Renew /Join up for the 2019/2020 Text Alert Service,the closing date for Applications is Friday November 29th,Price 10 Euro for 1 year Subscription,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,Renewal forms to be returned by Friday Nov 29th.
Aubane Community Centre and Ballydaly Community Hall are two of three hundred locations across Ireland to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan (NBP). National Broadband Ireland (NBI), said it will deploy “broadband connection points”, where the public can get free high-speed internet access, across the country from the second quarter of next year (2020). The measure is intended as a stop-gap for communities with the worst broadband coverage, he said. … Read more about this on the Irish Times.
Notice from Aubane Community Alert Group if you wish to Renew /Join up for the 2019/2020 Text Alert Service,the closing date for Applications is Friday November 29th,Price 10 Euro for 1 year Subscription,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,Renewal forms to be returned by Friday Nov 29th.
LAST CHANCE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS TO GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THIS GREAT PRIZE.
A stay at the beautiful Kinsale Hotel and Spa awaits you!!!!
DRAW TAKES PLACE FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2019.
Winner will be announced on Friday night
Get your tickets for your chance to win the 1st Prize a 1 night winter break in the beautiful luxurious Kinsale hotel and Spa. Tickets available from Noreen Kelleher Secretary 0879486673 or John Kelleher Chairman 0861942161. Whats not to like about beautiful Kinsale!!!! If you are not in can’t win!!
AUBANE COMMUNITY TEXT ALERTS: Aubane Community Text Alert is now accepting applications from those who wish to renew or join their Text Alert System for 2019/2020. 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. Renewal forms to be returned by FRIDAY Nov 1st.
Millstreet Vintage Club made a Presentation to Millstreet Pipe Band of €500 which was the Proceeds of the recent Tractor Run the Club ran out of Aubane. The Presentation took place last Friday night following the Pipe Band’s performance at the Millstreet Culture Night Event. Pipe Major Brendan O’Sullivan and Band Member Marie Twomey accepted the Cheque from Club PRO Bernard Crowley and Club Treasurer Myra Sheehan.
Thanks to Tom Corbett and Danny Lane for the photos.
The proceeds of the recent Marymount Coffee Morning will be presented on next Wednesday 4 September at 8.00pm in Aubane Community Centre. The Money will go to the Marymount Community Palative Care Team. All very welcome.
David contacted us recently about a new wind farm that is being planned for Mushera Mountain, and near Ballinagree. He and others are concerned that wind turbines will destroy the scenic walking route, “the Duhallow Way”, that the wind turbines will pose a serious health hazard to people living near them, and also cause severe disruption to the hen harrier population and wildlife of the Mushera Valley, and is asking people to sign the petition to try to stop this development.
Ballinagree Wind Farm and is a joint venture between Irish forestry company Coillte, and the large Canadian multinational Brookfield Renewables, and is currently in the planning stage.
Millstreet Vintage Club had an Outstanding Turnout for there Tractor Run in Aubane on Sunday last,a big thanks goes out to all the People who came along and supported the Event,Bernard Crowley of Millstreet Vintage Club who headed up the Event was delighted with the response with up to 40 Tractors taking the Road to Ballinagree Show,a great line up of Tractors were present and the Club would would like to thank each and Everyone of you for taking the time out in coming along to the Run,many thanks to all the Aubane Community Centre Team for making us so welcome with fabulous Hospitality and providing a Top Class Venue,to Millstreet Pipe Band for being present today ye were fantastic and a pleasure to Deal with,to the Media and Camera People thanks for all the coverage,to all the Team at Millstreet Vintage Club thanks for all the help and support,the Event would not have been the success that it was without all the help I got beforehand and on the day itself,it made my job very easy,to Mick Duggan and Willie Fitzgerald for driving me around the Route in the Lead Vehicle /Pace Car thanks Lads for doing a Top Class job in keeping the Event running so smoothly,and finally to all at Ballinagree Vintage for having us along,we were delighted to be part of what was a great Show,we got a great welcome and a super time was had and all blessed with great Weather too.
Millstreet Vintage Club.
Saturday August 17th : Aubane Bi Annual Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice Cork at Aubane Community Centre hosted by John,Noreen and Gobnait Kelleher on next Saturday 17th August commencing at 10.30am.-1.30pm,All Welcome.
Sunday August 18th : Tractor Run based at Aubane Community Centre in aid of Millstreet Pipe Band and Remembering Johnny Hickey Former Chairman and Founding Member of Milllstreet Vintage Club and Member of Millstreet Pipe Band, Meeting from 11am at Aubane Community Community Centre and Departing at 12.30pm to make it’s way to Ballinagree Vintage Show and Family Fun Day.
All Vintage and Modern Tractors very Welcome on the Day.
Mushera Platform Dance Tommorrow Sunday August 4th from 3.00pm to 5.30pm Music by The Singing Jarvey,Everyone Welcome.
Due to the inclement weather forecast for Tomorrow,The Mushera Platform Committee have decided to have the dance undercover in the Marquee in Ballinagree village PX 12 PF 66. Music by the Singing Jarvey. 3 to 5.30 pm Enquiries to 086 0647381.