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!!
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.
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.)
At “The Pub” in Carriganima on this Sunday night (28th Oct.) from 10.30 the Annual Halloween Fancy Dress Event will be held. We can imagine the colourful style that will be in evidence on the night judging by the magnificent atmosphere at the recent Wallis Arms Fancy Dress occasion! (S.R.)
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.
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.
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 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>
Come to the Saint Patricks Day Parade in Carriganima next Sunday at 3.00pm, there will be bouncing castles face painting for the children and music by the Kelt plus a few surprises for the ladies for Mothers Day, a great day out for all the family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”