What’s the secret to staying card sharp as you approach your 100th birthday? For Cullen man Paddy O’Mahony, the answer is to eat well, enjoy lots of fresh air — and play a sociable game of cards three times a week.
And he’s a good man for the advice, as his great-granny lived to 103, and his 94-year-old sister is a card player too! Paddy, who was 99 on Christmas Day, lives in Cullen, near Millstreet. He and his late wife, Mary, from Kerry, had four children, Bridie, Thade, Noel and Siobhan.
He plays cards every week in Cullen, Castleisland and Ballydesmond and says: “My father played the game of 45 and 31. He taught me how to play cards at the age of five.” Paddy’s card-playing partner, Betty, has been alongside him for 30 years, and he also stays active by minding the animals at the home farm at Meenaglóherane … read the very interesting full article on EchoLive.ie
No Cards in Cullen Tonight
Cards in Cullen cancelled tonight due to weather conditions
Cullen & District Special Needs Association invite you to join us for our 34th Annual Sponsored Weigh-In, beginning on Monday January 7th at 8.00 p.m, in Cullen Community Centre.
Missing dog from Cullen area, answers to the name Millie.
Please contact us on 0879074728 if seen 
Congratulations to Annette who won Receptionist of the Year last night at the Connect Kerry Awards   [fb]
Update (12th Oct): SOLD OUT – no tickets available at the door.
We have planned a fashion show fundraiser night for the 12th October 2018 to take place in our Community Centre. The beneficiary of this fundraiser will be our local Community Hall and also the Children’s Ward in Cork University Hospital. We are very excited about this event and expect an attendance of 250 on the night. Most of our attendees and models will be from the local region of Duhallow and East Kerry.
Our MC for the night is Helen Murphy of Daily Diva Diary. Helen is a wonderful host and we are looking forward to her sharing her expertise on fashion with us.
We see this as a great opportunity to showcase fashion from some of our local stores and are delighted that Fran & Jane Cork, Scarlett’s Killarney, Philip Lenihan, Newmarket, O’Shea’s, Newmarket, Noirin’s , Millstreet, Lady Lydia, Kanturk along with Luna Bella, O’Flynn Stores, Morgan’s, Profile, Moda, Barry’s Mensware & Fitness Solutions all from Mallow will all join us on the night.
Doors open at 7.15pm for a Cheese & Wine Reception and the show starts at 8pm sharp. For all our fashionistas there will be a great prize for Best Dressed on the night and everyone will receive a goody bag.
It promises to be an excellent evening of fashion and fun. Tickets cost €25 and are available Patsy’s Hair Salon, Cullen Creamery or 087 6127386
We look forward to a really entertaining night and hope everyone will come out to support these two great beneficiaries.
Local stone carver available for restoration of headstones,
stone inscriptions, and specialising in limestone!
Over 18 years experience
Located in Cullen
phone: 085 256 8247 / facebook
Cullen Pipe Band
Piping and Drumming Classes
This Monday evening
10th September from 6pm
Cullen Pipe Band Hall
Enquiries 087 2347651
Members of Cullen Pipe Band congratulate fellow piper – Kathleen Houlihan on her wedding to Damien O’Carroll last Saturday 1st September in Cullen Church.
Back by popular demand following the success of last year’s super night of dance, music and entertainment, Cullen Pipe Band are hosting a great night of entertainment on Culture night Friday 21 September in Cullen Hall.
Honoured to have, fresh from the World Championships in Glasgow, performances from Cullen Pipe Band Pipers and Drummers.
Singing, Dancing, Music and Story Telling performances from the All Ireland Comhaltas Championships in Drogheda and All Ireland Scór Championships in Sligo plus Munster and County Scór Championships performances will take place.
The local choir from the Community Games All Ireland in Limerick University will also perform on the night.
8p.m. SHARP or arrive earlier to let the students young and old try out the Pipes and the Drums on the night. TEA/COFFEE refreshments.
See Cork County Culture Night for more events
Tessie Kelleher, Cullen, celebrated her hundred years young birthday last night at the Sandpit House Pub Dromtariffe at the Irish Trad Night with her family and friends where she comes without fail too once a month! Although Tessie’s birthday isn’t until this coming Friday, she will be waiting for the cheque from the president of Ireland! She still ran rings around us all and enjoyed the music, dancing, cake, finger food and laughter in her honour! There is another party planned for Saturday in Cullen for family, Have an amazing time Tess! Your an inspiration to us All!! – article thanks to Tom
more photos below… [read more …] “Tessie Celebrates her Hundredth Birthday”
The death has occurred on Monday 6th August 2018 of Paudie O’Keeffe, Cullen Village. Passed away peacefully in the presence of his family in Marymount Hospice, brother of the late Tadghie and Liam. Sadly missed by his loving wife Nora, deeply regretted by his his sister Nora Mary, brothers Jeff, Donie and Batt, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen on Tuesday from 5.30pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to Marymount Hospice. 
Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob who was Born without Eyes on next Sunday July 29th,the Truck Run will depart from the K&L Yard in Millstreet at 12 Noon, the General Public are more than welcome to come along and view the Trucks either before the Start or Back at the finish at the K&L Yard or why not come out and support them as they pass along the Route on the day and here is a list of places the Run will be passing through,starting in Millstreet heading to Sandpit House Cross,Ballymaquirke Cross,Kanturk,Newmarket,Boherbue,Kiskeam,on to Ballydesmond where Run will turn left before Ballydesmond Village and on to the Knocknagree Road,going past Munster Joinery,on down to Knocknagree then on to Rathmore turning left at Dennehys Corner and continue on for Cullen and outside Cullen turning Right for Derinagree down past the Church in Derinagree and turning Right at Lower Keale Cross and back into Millstreet to the Finish at the K and L Yard,this should take 2hrs approx, for more details contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.
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.
Childminder required to mind one year old in child’s own home.
Contact: 0879669319 / 0861974834.
The Annual Vintage Afternoon is on in Cullen on Sunday July 15th at 1.30pm, always a great Family Day out and in aid of a Good Cause in the Cullen and District Special Needs Association.
… and there is also a butter making stand !!!!
Fred is home safely :-).
Collie like sheepdog missing from the Cullen Area since the thunder Friday Night. Very friendly family pet. Answers to the name Fred.
If you have seen him please contact 0876047310
Scoil Laitairain is a 3 week Irish Course which will take place on Monday July 2nd until Friday July 20th 2018 in Cullen Community Centre, Co. Cork. Our course runs from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday. We aim to promote the speaking of Irish through Irish classes, singing, quizzes, dancing, games and sports. For further information contact 086 3021503 or contact our Facebook page.
Well done to this local group who came 3rd in the U16 National Finals of the Aldi Community Games at the University of Limerick. In the photo are: Clodagh O’Connor Cullen, Claire Lyons Banteer, Maggie Moynihan Cullen, Anna Moynihan Cullen, Jayne Harrington Kanturk, Katie O’Sullivan Cullen, Jack O’Sullivan Cullen. Front: Mary Walsh Cullen, Humphrey Moynihan Cullen, and Ava Thornton Millstreet.
Click the programme above to see a bigger size of see the transcription below:
[read more …] “Feis Laitiarain, Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh 2018”
Grass Cutting Service
Final night of annual sponsored Weigh-In is on tonight Monday 12th March.
Presentation of cheques and trophies will take place.
Refreshments will be served.
Please return your sponsorship cards.