Feis Laitiarain Cullen

Feis Laitiarain Cullen recently held a local commemoration for Feis Laitiarain on St Laitiarain’s Day 25-Jul-2020. The history of the Feis was presented along with folklore associated with St. Laitiarain. There was a tribute to Diarmuid O’Cadhla (Der Kiely)  RIP and his grandfather Sean O’Cadhla who set up the first Feis plus stories, pipes, music and songs.   The first Feis was held in Cullen 122 years ago, in 1898 and has been kept alive ever since. The Feis was particularly challenged during the troubles of 1918 when planes flew low to the ground overhead to try to disrupt the Feis, but the Feis goers held strong and continued with the Feis.

Local musicians, world class piper, singers and story tellers performing here carry the music nationwide and beyond with outstanding comments from people from here to New Zealand on social media outlets during the Covid-19 lockdown.   They represent the local Comhaltas, Pipe Band and Scór GAA branches and have achieved several County, Provincial, All Ireland and World titles.

Cullen & Ballydaly Community Groups

Cullen & Ballydaly Community Groups

“Helping Out”

Sunday August 9th     Time 11am – 1pm

Drop off Points: Cullen Community Centre and Ballydaly Community Hall

Accepting home baking on the day 

 

 

Not a baker …..NO PROBLEM… Perishable goods are greatly accepted and Cash Donations are more than welcome. No donation too small.

Please contact the following if you have any further questions

Der O’Connor                  086 3831959    Niall O’Brien  087 2657836

Diarmuid O’Connell     086 3515064     Tom McCarthy 087 9640582

Derry Morley 087 7423366

CORK PENNY DINNERS WISH LIST:

Gravy Granuels, Tinned Rice, Salt/Pepper, Cooking Oil, Cereals, Dried Pasta, Hand Wash, Peas/Beans, Tea/Coffee, Tinned Fruit, Biscuits, Fruit/Veg, Toilet Rolls, Bleach, Soup, Jelly. Sugar, Cakes, Juices.

Please ensure perishable goods are in date

Final Cullen Weigh-In Postponed

In light of recent developments in relation to COVID-19 the final of our Weigh-In for Monday has been cancelled and postponed until further notice. We wish to thank you for your continued support in our Fundraising efforts in our Annual Weigh-In.

[read more …] “Final Cullen Weigh-In Postponed”

Joan Crane-Lynch, Las Vegas & Cullen (1936-2020)

Joan Lynch Crane of Las Vegas, NV, passed away on January 20, 2020, at St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Sienna Campus, Henderson, NV.

Joan married Allan Crane of Staten Island, NY, in May 1960. Joan and Allan had four girls while living in Staten Island, NY, and eventually moved their young family to Old Bridge, NJ, in December 1970, where Joan and Allan stayed until 2001, when they retired and moved to Las Vegas.

Joan was a native of County Cork, Ireland. Born on February 23, 1936 as Siobhán Ó Loingsigh in Eagleounne, Cullen, County Cork, Ireland, to Mary Casey and Tim Lynch, who in all had 11 children.  [read more …] “Joan Crane-Lynch, Las Vegas & Cullen (1936-2020)”

Cullen & District Special Needs Association Annual Weigh In

Get your 2020 off to a great start!!

We are looking forward to getting into the swing of our Annual Weigh In.

This year we have a **NEW** Weight Loss Consultant – Local Lady Marie Hickey.

What? Annual Weigh In
Date? Monday 13th January
Time? 8pm
Where? Cullen Community Centre

Presentation to Marymount in Memory of Pat O’Keeffe, Glountane

Cheque presented to Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, on the 2nd of January 2020, from donations received, in memory of the late Pat O’Keeffe, Glountane, Cullen, Mallow, Co. Cork. RIP 26 October 2019. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam dílis. Coladh sámh

[read more …] “Presentation to Marymount in Memory of Pat O’Keeffe, Glountane”

Kay Whelan (née Singleton) (Tivoli, and formerly of Cullen)

KAY WHELAN (née Singleton) (Tivoli and formerly of Cullen, Co. Cork), passed peacefully to the next life on 31st of December,2019, after a wonderful life, wife of the late Patrick, loving mother of Billy, Tina, Labhras, Padraig, Elaine and late Diarmuid, caring big sister to Fr. Jerry, Noel and the late Dinny and JJ., doting granny to 12 heartbroken grand kids. Sadly missed by all her loving family, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family and a large circle of friends.

Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’ Connor Ltd. from 6.00pm on Thursday followed by removal at 7.00pm to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen, Co. Cork. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Friday. Cremation will take place privately afterwards.

The family greatly appreciate the amazing care Kay received in Brídhaven and Mallow General Hospital. May she rest in peace. [rip]

62 Christmases in New York

Tommy Ring moved from Cullen to New York in 1957, one of many that left behind what was known as the decade of doom. He featured this week in an article about the Seniors Christmas Lunch at the New York Irish Centre:

… While measures of success can be hard to quantify, on an anecdotal level, the regulars at the New York Irish Centre appear to have had no regrets, and were able to push past feelings of homesickness and loneliness to build lives here, often ending up in Irish-centric enclaves like Woodside in Queens.

Tommy Ring, who left Millstreet, Co. Cork in 1957 as a “strapping young lad” at the age of 20, was motivated by the same thing that drove so many of Ireland’s youth over the Atlantic at that time: opportunity.

In New York, he found it in the form of a career spanning 43 years as a ramp serviceman in two of the city’s major airports; 10 of them at JFK and 33 at its sister airport, LaGuardia.
And unlike the diaspora of the previous century, there wasn’t as much of a sense of finality in moving to the US.
“I used to go back to visit [Ireland] twice a year,” he said, referencing one of the perks of working for the airports. “We got free travel after 15 years.”…

Tommy Ring pledges the oath of allegiance at the New York Irish Center’s annual Christmas lunch.

[read more …] “62 Christmases in New York”

Seasons Greetings from Cork Music Station Radio

Cork Music Station wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful healthy New Year. We would like to thank all our DJ’s who give their time throughout the year to bring all our listeners the best of music and entertainment. We would also like to thank the artists and promoters who send us the material during the year. Also to you all the listeners who have made our station so popular all over the globe. 

Listen online at http://www.corkmusicstation.com

Annual Christmas Mass and Party in Cullen

Our 39th Annual Christmas Mass and party will be held in Cullen Community Centre on Saturday December 7th at 1.00 pm. Invitations will be sent to approx. 100 special guests and their families. Our Christmas Mass and Party continues to be the highlight of the year, where many friendships are renewed and new ones formed at this Annual get-together. Following Mass refreshments and delicious food is served and then all take the floor for a great evening of disco music, song and dance. Each guest then receives a Christmas Gift. This party is a great meeting place for friends to relax and chat.
Any new families are very welcome to attend, details from any committee member or call 02979055 in the afternoon only for more info.

Padraig O’Connor, Lisnashearshane, Cullen

The death has occurred of Padraig O’Connor, Lisnashearshane, Cullen, Co. Cork. On 26th November, 2019 in the loving care of the Matron and staff of Millstreet Community Hospital. PADRAIG, beloved husband of the late Phyllis, dear father of Der and Frank. Brother of the late Fr. Donal, Benny, Brendan, Fr. Christy, Sr. Aquin and Sr. Rosalie.
Deeply regretted by his sons, daughters-in-law Ursula and Helena, grandchildren, Sadhbh, Sean, Claragh, Emmet, Muineann and Oisin, sister-in-law Maura, brother-in-law Micheal (O’Leary), nephews, nieces, relative, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to the Church of the Nativity, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Millstreet Community Hospital. [rip]

Der Kiely, Lislehane, Cullen

The death has occurred of Diarmuid (Der) Kiely, Lislehane, Cullen, Cork. Passed away, peacefully, in University Hospital, Kerry, on 22nd of November, 2019. Beloved brother of the late Eilis, Sean, Conor and Martin. Deeply regretted by his sisters Maureen, Anne and Sheila, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Lying in repose in the Church of the Nativity, Cullen, on Sunday evening from 5.30pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. No flowers, by request. Donations, in lieu, to Institute of Christ the King, Limerick. House strictly private, please. [rip] [f]

[read more …] “Der Kiely, Lislehane, Cullen”

Paddy O’Keeffe, formerly Banteer, Rylane, & Cullen

The death has occurred of Patrick (Paddy) O’Keeffe, formerly Banteer, Rylane &, Cullen, Cork. On 7th of November 2019, passed away, unexpectedly, peacefully in the Mercy Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Husband of the late Eileen O’Keeffe (née Mc Carthy) (Nell), loving father of Trisha, Anthony and Colette, adored grandad of Iarlaith, Paddy, Morgan and Síofra. Sadly missed by his loving family, son-in-law Shawn Meszaros, daughter-in-law Antoinette and Colette’s partner P.J. Cremin, brothers Michael and Fr Anthony, sisters Noreen (Mack) and the late Maureen, relatives, neighbours and friends. “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hánan”.
Lying in repose in the Church of the Nativity, Cullen, on Friday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. [rip]

Death Notice: Pat (Patrick) O’Keeffe, Glountane

The death has occurred of Pat (Patrick) O’Keeffe Glountane, Cullen, Cork. Unexpectedly, but peacefully, at Marymount on Saturday 26th October 2019. Beloved husband of Moira (née O’Mahony) and dear father of Marie (Morley), Kate (Kelleher), Trish (Moylan), Mag (Preston) and son Hugh. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, his adored 10 grandchildren, brothers and sisters Anne, Michael, Peg (Margaret), Kevin, Bernadette and Eileen, his sons in law Conor, Jerry, Séan and Donal, daughter in law Nollaig, sisters in law, brothers in law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen (P51 E195), on Monday from 4.30pm-8pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice. House Strictly Private Please. May He Rest in Peace. [rip]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Pat (Patrick) O’Keeffe, Glountane”

Ciarán steps up to Irish Under 16s

The best of luck to Ciarán O’Sullivan from Cullen who plays with Cork City Football Club U15’s, who has been called up to play with the Irish U16 football team in the Victory Shield Tournament which is being held in Wrexham in North Wales from October 28th to November 1st. They will play Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. Ciarán was capped last year with the U15’s when he played in Spain and Cyprus. This will be his first cap at the U16 level.

[read more …] “Ciarán steps up to Irish Under 16s”

Cullen Community Centre presents the Shandrum Céilé Band and guests on Saturday the 23rd November in Cullen Church

Cullen Community Centre are hosting a concert with the Shandrum Céilí Band and guests on Saturday the 23rd of November in Cullen Church. This promises to be a great night and all proceed will go to  Cullen Community Centre.

Death Notice: Pauline O’Sullivan (née Cassidy), Lisnaboy

The death has occurred of Pauline O’Sullivan (née Cassidy), Lisnaboy, Cullen. Passed away peacefully at the Bons Secours Hospital Cork, surrounded by her adoring family. Predeceased by her parents Pat and Lucy and her loving sister Ann. She will be deeply missed by her adoring husband Andy and her dear children John, Martin, Sinead, Andrew, Mary and their partners. Fondly remembered by her sisters Kay, Josie, Ciara, Nora, Marian and her brothers Pat, James and Brendan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and her many friends.
Reposing at her residence (P51 TY89) on Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Funeral mass on Monday (October 14th) in the Church of The Nativity Cullen at 12 noon. Burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery. Reception into the Church of The Nativity, Cullen on Friday for 12 noon Mass. Burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery. (House strictly private Friday morning).  Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, in lieu to cancer clinical trials Ireland. May She Rest In Peace. [rip]

Cullen Culture Night

Uplifting evening of traditional music, singing, stories and dancing from the abundance of locals who performed so successfully in the recent Fleadh Cheoil events.   Try your hand at playing drums or pipes courtesy of Cullen Pipe Band members fresh from the World Championships (7-8pm).    All welcome between 8 and 10.30pm at Cullen Community Centre on Friday 20th September 2019 for the concert, a cup of tea and lots of craic.

 

Death Notice: Willie Hickey, Lisnaboy

The death has occurred of William (Willie) Hickey, Lisnaboy, Cullen. Died peacefully on July 24th in the loving care of the Nurses and Staff of Millstreet Community Hospital. William (Willie) dear brother of Michael (Mikey) and the late Margaret Cronin. Sadly missed by his brother, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest In Peace.
Reposing at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen, Co. Cork on this Thursday (25th July) from 6:30p.m to 8:00p.m. Requiem Mass on Friday (26th July) at 11:00a.m and burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. O’Keeffe’s Funeral Directors – Rathmore. [rip]