A 1912 photo of a horse and cart making its way down to Keim Turn in the direction of Millstreet. The photo was taken from about 250m above the current entrance to Keim Quarry on the road to Macroom. In the distance is Clara Mountain, with the tree covered Ballyvouskill Hill in the centre and rising towards the left of the photo. In 1993 this dangerous bend was removed when rock was blasted and the road straightened in advance of the Eurovision, and Keim Quarry opened at that time. 
We wonder if the rock on the right of the photo still there, or has it been consumed by the quarry or the roadworks? If memory is correct, back then the roadside was much steeper where the photo was taken from. [read more …] “Heading for Keim Turn (1912)”
A photograph taken at the home of Daniel Kelleher, Carrigacooleen, Millstreet, Co. Cork (seated), who has every expectation of reaching the great age of 100 years in June next. With him is his grandson. Mr. Kelleher is hale and hearty. He is in excellent possession of all his faculties. He has no special recipe for longevity and is neither averse to alcoholic refreshment in moderation or to the companionable influences of tobacco. He has a rich store of folklore, is a fluent Irish speaker, and, should be a valuable asset to those interested in the collection of first-hand information regarding the events of the past 80 years or more. For instance, he has a vivid recollection of the great Irish famine and relates how he saw the people of that period eat nettles and only sorry not to have enough of them to ward off the pangs of hunger. There were years came after black ’47 every bit as bad, he says but sickness and hunger came together in that year. He recollects having seen the Liberator pass along the road near his home on one occasion, and he has a particular recollection of the peculiar kind of cap worn by O’Connell. The stage coach from Cork to Tralee regularly passed his house. Modem transport he regards as quite an improvement on that of his young days but, he added in this connection, “the young people now are gone foolish entirely”. Mr. Kelleher goes regularly to Macroom, some four miles away. He likes to visit the town now and again. He is quite active for his years, walks about unaided and takes a keen interest in the events of the times. [Irish Examiner Wednesday, February 25, 1931] [read more …] “Daniel Kelleher, Carrigacooleen (1831-1931)”
Celebrity youTuber Stavros696 who reviews trucks, cars, and vans, was at Kelcro’s yard in Cloghoula last week, where he reviewed Bob’s 2008 Renault Magnum truck in detail, with it’s 460hp straight 6 cylinder Diesel engine, from the outside to the inside, and then took it for a test-drive through Millstreet, turning around at the K&L yard, and back to Cloghoula. watch the video below:
“Looking for relatives of Margaret Denahy born on July 1, 1885. Father was Denis Denahy. Immigrated to the United States as a child. Margaret was my grandmother. Her mother was Johanna Shea. My grandmother had a sister named Claire. They left Ireland sometime in the 1890’s. Margaret’s obituary said they moved from Millstreet, Cork. If you can connect to riversidecemetary.com and look at the genealogy part and type in her last name Roney. She is listed as Margaret Roney, born in 1885, died in 1979. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Ed Tom Roney” <email>
I have just found that my late husand’s grandmother was born in Millstreet in 1863. Her name was Ellen Donohue and her father was Dennis Donohue and her mother was Hannah Riordan. Dennis’s father was John Donohue and her mother was Ellena. I would like to contact anyone connected with this family. Ellen came to Australia in 1888 and I have been looking for her for many years and only just found her. [read more …] “Ellen Donohue of Carrigacooleen, b.1863”
Last weekends Imokilly Mini Stages Rally produced some great results for the local crews that made the trip to East Cork to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event in dry but very warm conditions,there was Success for Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy who emerged victorious in Class 10 in there Mark2 Escort who in turn were closely followed home by Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa who finished 2nd in the Class just 29 seconds further back to make it a Millstreet domination of the Top 2 places in Class 10,there was also success in Class 9 for Derry Collins/Declan Casey in there Vauxhall Nova who won there Class quite comfortably after a fantastic Run,unfortunately there was no luck for Don Moynihan/Sean Collins from Cullen in there Ford Escort who retired on Stage 2,the Rally was won by David Condell in his Ford Escort following the retirement of Barry Meade in his Mark2 Escort on Stage 5 while leading the Event comfortably,meanwhile at the other End of the Country last Saturday on the Down Rally Ballydaly Co-Driver Liam Moynihan who along with his Driver Desi Henry in there Skoda Fabia R5 had a great result to finish the Event in 2nd place overall,after 11 tough stages the Skoda Crew finished just over 20 seconds behind Event Winner Johnny Greer who was competing in the latest version of the Citroen R5.
Photos Courtesy of Alan Noonan Photography, and Adam Hall Photos.
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 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.
Summer BBQ at The Pub in Carriganima this Sunday Evening starting at 7pm with Music by The Ferryman, it looks like it could be a nice Evening for it too,looking forward to seeing ye all, Everyone Welcome.
Cork-based archaeologist Enda O’Flahety documents what remains of the desolate buildings in a photography project aimed at capturing the long decline of rural Ireland.
O’Flaherty began the project last year after coming upon an abandoned schoolhouse during a work field trip and realising that few modern visual records of such buildings exist.
Recently he featured the old Cloghoula National School. There is a good description of the architectural features of the school, as well as a number of photos. The article can be seen here (or just click on the photo below)
Lt. McKeon addressed the enthusiastic audience and was delighted with the wide range of interesting questions and humorous questions also! Gunner Donovan explained the significance of his medals. Very appetising refreshments were provided for both the children and adults present for the historic occasion. Let’s now observe some 26 more images from the excellent [read more …] “Very Impressive National Flag Ceremony at Cloghoula N.S.”
O’SULLIVAN (Cloghoulamore, Millstreet and late of Ballinagree): On October 10, 2015, peacefully, at Mallow General Hospital, PETER, husband to Ellen (nee Lane) and father of Mary, Dan, Eileen (O’Shea), Michael, Jerry, Kathleen (Creedon), brother of the late Mary Kelleher. Deeply regretted by his family, daughters-in-law Margarett and Nicola, sons-in-law Con and Paudie, brother James, sister Joan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends. Rest in Peace.
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home on this Tuesday evening from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on tomorrow Wednesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery.
Whenever the Slanan Rovers Gaelic Football Club lined out to play
Their founder member Neily Lehane from them never far away
Always on the sideline cheering them on
Back there in Duhallow in Seasons long gone
One of Duhallow’s great characters of him one can say
I often do wonder where he might be today?
Neily Lehane one who was well liked and well known
He was one of those blessed with a charm of his own [read more …] “Neily Lehane”
O’MAHONY (nee O’Sullivan) (Kilmeedy, Millstreet, formerly of Dromagh, Mallow): On February 17, 2015, peacefully, at University Hospital, Galway, EILEEN, beloved wife of the late Thomas and dear sister of the late Maurice, Stephen and John. Sadly missed by her daughters Maura, Ann and son John, daughter-in-law Sheila, sons-in-law Con and Sean, grandchildren Lisa, Kaitriona, Thomas and Conor, great-grandchildren Fionn and Oisín, sisters- in-law Pam and Nancy, niece Mary, nephew Finbar, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Rosary on this Wednesday evening at 9pm at the home of her son Sean, Kilmeedy, Millstreet. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on tomorrow, Thursday, from 6pm, followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Irish Heart Foundation. May she rest in peace. [read more …] “Death Notice: Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy”
From 11pm on Tues 17th Feb, an abnormal load will travel from Ringaskiddy to Ballyvouskill: An abnormal load will travel from the port in Ringaskiddy to Ballyvouskill via Macroom from 11pm on Tues 17th Feb. To facilitate this, the Millstreet/ Macroom Rd (R582) will be closed for the duration of transportation and diversions will be in place. The return journey from Ballyvouskill to Ringaskiddy via Macroom will take place from midnight on Fri 20th Feb. These movements will be repeated on Mon 23rd Feb and Thurs 26th Feb. Some delays are likely. from TheAA.ie
Thanks to one of our very generous readers for sending us the above photo of Cloghoula National School students and teachers (Maria Healy & Denis Reardon). We’re not sure of the date exactly, but it’s from around 1988/1989. (Click on the photo to enlarge).
The wedding of Maura Sheahan and Simon Foley took place on August 9th 2014 at St.Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, officiated by Cannon John Fitzgerald, with a reception later that day at The Malton, Killarney. Thanks to Maura for the photos which were taken by photographer Ian Cronin at her home in Cloughoula, St.Patrick’s Church, and Drishane. [see more photos]