First Aid Course at The Pub in Carriganima on 13th and 20th Feb. 2013

A very useful and important First Aid Course will be given over two Wednesdays in February 2013 – 13th and 20th at The Pub in Carriganima – three hours each night.   Just a few places still left.   Full details from Seán Murphy.     (S.R.)
Update (31st Jan): Booked out!!

Madcaps Mime Comedy Act coming to The Pub in Carriganima this Sat Night December 29th

Dont miss The Fantastic Madcaps Mime Comedy Entertainment Group in The Pub in Carriganima this Saturday Night December 29th

As Ireland’s leading comedy mime act, they have been working the Cabaret, Festival, Wedding and Corporate scene for the last decade and have had the audiences rolling in the aisles, with never a dry eye left in the house where they have performed.

Check out the YouTube links below :

Santa to Visit Carriganima on Sunday

Santa is scheduled to visit Carriganima on Sunday, 23rd December 2012 at approximately 2.30 pm.

The much anticipated Christmas Draw is to take place at 10.30 pm also on Sunday at the Pub in Carriganima with superb music by Danny Creedon & Jerry McCarthy.

Danny Golden appears at the Pub on Wednesday, 26th December.

On Friday, 28th December – back by popular demand – “Spailpín”.

And on Saturday, 29th December – a Show not to be missed – the renowned and hugely popular “Madcaps” with lots of music and splendid comedy.

We wish all our Friends in Carriganima and surrounding areas every blessing at Christmas and throughout a Bright 2013!    

A feature on the recent Tractor Build in aid of Suicide Aware which recently took place in the Pub at Carriganima will follow shortly.    (S.R.)

Tractor Build Event at The Pub in Carriganima on Sunday

This is the outdoor Tractor Build event which took place in April 2012 at the K&L Complex in Millstreet.   On next Sunday, 16th Dec. at 3.30 p.m. the Tractor Build project will take place INSIDE the Pub in Carriganima by the Broomfield Vintage Group in aid of Suicide Aware.   Great credit is due to Seán and Matthew for organising this very important and quite unique event.   All are very welcome.  (S.R.)
This is the outdoor Tractor Build event which took place in April 2012 at the K&L Complex in Millstreet. On next Sunday, 16th Dec. at 3.30 p.m. the Tractor Build project will take place INSIDE the Pub in Carriganima by the Broomhill Vintage Group (Coachford) in aid of Suicide Aware. Great credit is due to Seán and Matthew for organising this very important and quite unique event. All are very welcome.(S.R.)

CarrigFest in Full Swing at Carriganima

Seán Murphy (of LTV2 and The Pub Coordinator) with Johnny Bremner at The Pub, Carriganima on Sat. 11th Aug. 2012.   The wonderfully popular singer/musician Johnny from the magnificent Highlands of Scotland was hugely enjoyed by the many customers at The Pub as he opened “CarrigFest” which continues on Sunday with “Back on Track” from 4 to 6 p.m. and “Spailpín” from 7 to 9 p.m..   (S.R.)

Con Walsh – GAA Star and Olympic Bronze Medalist

As the Olympics in London 2012 come to a close, we remember Carriganima man Con Walsh (competing for Canada) who came third in the 1908 Olympics Hammer Throw, as a number of Irish emigrants to America “ran rings around the athletes of the British Empire in London”:

Con Walsh, Carriganima was born in April 1881. He was selected to represent Canada in the hammer event at the 1908 London Olympic games where he won a bronze medal with a throw of 159ft 11 ins.

At Macroom sports on July 31st 1900 he tested his first success in the athletics arena. It was the first of more than six hundred victories in his career. In 1903 Walsh was first emerging as a formidable weight thrower. In the same year he was captain of [read more …] “Con Walsh – GAA Star and Olympic Bronze Medalist”

“CarrigFest” This Weekend at The Pub in Carriganima

Coinciding with the exciting International Horse Show Weekend a wonderful weekend of great music will take place at the Pub in Carriganima – with some of the entertainment taking place outdoors weather permitting.

Saturday, 11th August from 10.30 p.m. :  Johnny Bremner – Hugely popular Scottish Singer/Musician.

Sunday, 12th August:  “Back on Track” 4.00 – 6.00 p.m.

                   “Spailpín”             7.00 – 9.00 p.m.

Two marvellously entertaining Groups

A Mighty Atmosphere Assured!

Caherdowney wind farm nearly finished

Energia is finishing the build of its latest wind farm, Caherdowney, located just south of the Quarry on the Macroom road The €14m wind farm at Caherdowney in Co Cork will have the capacity to produce 9.2MW of renewable power from its four wind turbines, according to the independent energy supplier.

The turbines being used in the build are Enercon E70 models with a hub height of 64.5 metres and a rotor blade diameter of 70 metres. The company said the Caherdowney site was chosen because of its high average wind speeds. It said once the wind farm is fully operational it will be capable of powering up to 9,200 homes. [read more …] “Caherdowney wind farm nearly finished”

Carriganima National School Open Night

Carriganima National School have been successful in their appeal to the Department of Education and Skills and have retained their second teacher. They will be holding an Open Night on Wednesday 16th May 2012 from 7 – 9pm. Everyone welcome to visit the school, meet the teachers and pupils and view a presentation on “A Day in the Life of Our Junior Infants”. The school is currently taking enrollments for September 2012. Pick up/drop off service provided to Clondrohid Crèche.

Carriganima National School, Carriganima, Macroom, Co. Cork
Tel / Fax: 026 – 44107. Email: <email>

Cork Simon Community Cheque Presentation


Above are some photos from a recent cheque presentation to the Cork Simon Community at The Pub in Carriganima. The Pub raised the funds through a table quiz where each team nominated a charity. The winning team nominated Cork Simon Community. On behalf of Cork Simon Community, we would like to say a special thanks to all those who supported the table quiz, in particular Ned, Matthew & Joanne who were on the winning team and Sean, Matt and Declan.

Farewell to Joanie from the staff at Millstreet Country Park

Millstreet Country Park staff made a presentation to Joanie McAuliffe Marketing Executive at Millstreet Country Park since 2008 of a painting by Bertie Buckley on the occasion of her leaving the Park to take up a new appointment as manager of Tralee Eco Park. The presentation was made in Sean Murphys bar in Carriganimma. In the picture above left are: Joanie McAuliffe, Pauline Sheehan, Donie Howard, and Eileen O’ Riordan, and above right are Joanie with Sean Murphy.

Jack and Jill Foundation charity fundraiser acknowledgement

Tim Joan and Christina Twomey with a cheque for €900 for the Jack and Jill Foundation

charity proceeds from a birthday party

of Con Twomey which was held at “The Pub” Cariganima, Macroom, Co Cork

on the 27th January 2012.

Con would like to acknowledge this very kind donation and thank everyone

for their generosityfor this worthy cause.

Macra – Club Meeting & Night Out

The Pub, Carriganima

Millstreet Macra’s November club meeting will take place this Saturday, 12th November, in the Pub, Carriganimma at 8.00 p.m. It will be followed by a club night out in the same venue with drinks and food from 9.00 p.m. and we will be joined by members from our newest – and closest – Muskerry club, Aghinagh Macra.
Anyone interested in joining can contact us on 087 3684138 or just come along on the night.

Michael Commins Country & Western Show – A Superb Success

Some of the Co. Cork group who travelled to the beautiful Salthill Hotel, Galway for the Monday night (7th Nov. 2011) Michael Commins Concert which featured true Showband legends such as Big Tom McBride, John Glenn, Foster & Allen, Donncha Ó Dúlaing and many more including our good friends "Crystal Swing". William Fitzgerald and I recorded for LTV2 Millstreet and we arrived back in Millstreet close to dawn! We shall have a full feature on the mightly event later. (S.R.)

An Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire

Nóra Ní Shíndile was a native of Millstreet, and a professional keener (“bean caoinadh”) in the late 1790’s/early 1800’s. It is thanks to her that the poem Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire survives today. About 1800, the scribe and poet, Éamonn de Bhál, transcribed Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire from her rendering, thus preserving the full version of the caoineadh for posterity.

Tomb of Art O’Leary in Kilcrea Friary, Ovens.

Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire is one of the greatest love poems of the Irish Language. Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill composed it capturing the life and death of her husband Art on May 4, 1773 in Carriganima.

The Irish tradition of keening over the body at the burial is distinct from the wake (the practice of watching over the corpse – which took place the night before the burial). The “keen” itself is thought to have been constituted of stock poetic elements (the listing of the genealogy of the deceased, praise for the deceased, emphasis on the woeful condition of those left behind etc) set to vocal lament. While generally carried out by one or several women, a chorus may have been intoned by all present. Physical movements involving rocking, kneeling or clapping accompanied the keening woman (“bean caoinadh”) who was often paid for her services. [read more …] “An Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire”