Switch on Culture Night in Cullen

All roads lead to Switch on Culture Night in Cullen Hall on Friday 22nd Sep. at 8p.m. Celebrate the 2017 All-Ireland and World prizes won by the Cullen Pipe Band at the All Ireland and World Piping Championships, and the outstanding achievements of the local 2017 All-Ireland winners at the Comhaltas Fleadh Cheoil. The night will include some lovely local performances, a display of the prizes plus a sample of the All-Ireland winning performances from the following:

Cullen Pipe Band
Diarmuid Cronin, English Story Telling Age 12-15
Katie O’Sullivan, English Singing Age U12 supported by her mentor Elle
Marie O’ Dwyer
Rena Lynch, English Story Telling Age O18
Cian Broderick, Rince ar an Sean-Nós Age 12 to 15
Crossfields Céilí Band Age 12 to 15, Crossfields Céilí Band Age 15 to 18 and winning for the third consecutive year in a row, the Seandrum Céilí Band Over 18. These three separate céilí bands under the musical genius of their mentor Alan Finn, won in their various age groups. There will also be a performance by some of the outstanding musicians involved.

McCarthy/Foley/Cronin: Gortnacreha/Mullaghroe/Eagloune/Knocknaloman

Hello,
We hope to connect with the McCarthy Family that lived in Gortnacreaha & Mullaghroe & Eagloune (wives’ maiden names: Foley & Cronin).
We have the marriage of Daniel McCarthy & his bride Mary McCarthy (her maiden name) in 1860.
Daniel’s parents lived in Mullaghroe: Daniel McCarthy & Honora Foley.
Mary’s parents lived in Gortnacreha: Florence McCarthy & Catherine Cronin. The new couple went on to have eleven children:

  • Daniel born 1861 in Gortnacreha
  • Honora b. 1863 in Gortnacreha
  • Catherine b. 1865 in Cullen
  • Florence (male) b. 1867 in Cullen
  • Mary b. 1869 in Eagloune
  • Michael b. 1871 in Eagloune
  • Timothy b. 1872 in Eagloune
  • Jeremiah b. 1874 in Eagloune
  • John b. 1877 in Eagloune
  • Julia b. 1879 in Eagloune
  • Denis b. 1881 in Eagloune

We know they lived there until at least 1879 and that sometime between 1879 and 1890 the parents (Dan and Mary) moved down to Knocknaloman. Their son Daniel married and moved from Eagloune to Rathduane when he married shopkeeper Mary Morgan of Rathduane (daughter of John Morgan and Helena McCarthy). We do not yet know what happened to the other siblings (marriages, etc.).

If you are part of that McCarthy/McCarthy family of 11 children we would enjoy hearing from you

Regards,
Diane Rollo  <email>
George Pearson  <email>

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Death Notice: Noel McSweeney, Knocknageeha

On July 29th 2017 peacefully in the loving care of his family and the North Cork Community Palliative Care Team, Noel, predeceased by his mother Hanna-Mary, his father Denis and his brother Dan. Deeply regretted by his brothers Connie, Christy, Michael and Owen, his sisters Eileen and Liz, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunt, nieces, nephews, relatives, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends.
R.I.P.
Reposing at O’Keeffe’s Funeral Home, Rathmore on this Sunday evening (July 30th) from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to The Church of the Nativity, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Monday (July 31st) at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Death Notice: Michael John Naughton, Ahane

The death has occurred of Michael John Naughton, Ahane, Cullen, Cork / Oranmore, Galway. Deeply regretted by his children Jason and Carolyn, granddaughter Emily, brothers Frank and Denis Oliver, sisters Kathleen, Mary, Chris and Jacqueline, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, neices, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Tuesday from 6pm followed by removal to the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Cullen at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11am. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Summer In Lisnaboy

Good memories live in me as a source of joy
Of the happy times i spend in green Lisnaboy
On Summer school holidays in the farm of aunt Mary and uncle Dan
Going back some six decades in time quite a span

In the sunlit meadows of a sunlit day
In July and August i helped them with the hay
With the sweet scents of Nature wafting in the breeze
And the young birds chirping on the bushes and trees
[read more …] “Summer In Lisnaboy”

Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club Annual BBQ Run on next Sat Evening June 24

Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club will hold there Annual BBQ Run on next Saturday Evening the 24th of June! Sign on at The Bush Bar between 5.30 and 6.45 with the Run departing at 7pm John P Kelleher has laid on a very nice Scenic Route of around 40km whic winds its way through some lovely Countryside on its way to the finish at Moll Cartys Bridge in Kilcorney for a Riverside Barbeque.
All Classic and Vintage Welcome, you can Contact John P Kelleher on 087 8300494 for More Details

Feis Laitiarain Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh 2017

Please note (June 14th): Set Dancing Teachers are required to bring their own music CD’s for competitions. And, also that all competitions are open to anyone from anywhere, except one section of the music is confined to the parish of Millstreet only.  🎵 🎶

Feis Laitiarain
Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh

will take place this year on

Sunday 25th June, starting at 12 noon

Competitions in Singing (English & Irish), music (all instruments including duets, trios and bands), Poetry (English & Irish), Sean-Nós Dancing and Set-Dancing

The Feis will be held in Cullen GAA grounds.

For further information, see the Feis Laitiarain Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh Facebook page , or below to see the schedule and notices. [read more …] “Feis Laitiarain Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh 2017”

Death Notice: Sean Murphy, Carrig na bhFear & Cullen

MURPHY (Carraig na bhFear and Cullen): On June 4, 2017, unexpectedly, JOHN (SEAN) (St. Finbarr’s
Hospital), beloved husband of Mary and loving father of Declan, Joanne and Jonathan and dear son of Peg and the late John James. Sadly missed by his loving wife, children, brothers Jim, Finbar, Donal, Bert and Kevin, sisters Mary B., Esther, Geraldine and Theresa, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his residence on Tuesday from 6pm followed by prayers at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 2pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Carrig na bhFear. Funeral afterwards to Dun Bolg Cemetery.

Annual Good Friday Table Quiz in Aubane

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.

 

Death Notice: Maureen O’Keeffe, Ahane

The death has occurred on Sunday 12th March 2017 of Maureen O’Keeffe, Ahane, Cullen, Cork / Knock, Mayo.

In the wonderful care of Araglen Nursing Home, Boherbue. Daughter of the late Bill and Kate (nee Duggan). Deeply regretted by her loving sister Noreen, brothers Fr Anthony, Michael and Paddy, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighours and friends.

Reposing on Tuesday in the Church of the Navity, Cullen from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. “May She Rest In Peace”

Death Notice: Michael Herlihy, Knockane

The death has occurred on Tuesday 17th January 2017 of Michael Herlihy, Knockane, Cullen.

Reposing at his residence in Knockane, Cullen, on Thursday from 4pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to the Church of the Nativity, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery.

David Tarrant, Funeral Director (IAFD) <email> / 029-70176 /  087 2525095

An Interview with Maureen Phibbs

Maureen Phibbs (née Hickey) originally from CullenIn a fascinating interview about her life recorded by Irish Life and Lore, Maureen Phibbs recalled her schooldays in Cullen, North Cork and her own family, the Hickeys of Gortnacreha. She spoke of the many different families in Cullen, of the history of the place, and famous people like Edward Walsh that came from the area. She talked about her time spent in Birmingham, where she worked with many immigrants in the Irish Centre. Her story reveals the importance of her work during the sixties and seventies, when there was mass emigration from Ireland to England. She married in Millstreet church in 1968 and eventually ended up living in Blessington in Wicklow, her husband Pat’s homeplace. Later she took an interest in history, which culminated in her buying the “Irish Roots” Magazine in 2007, which she still edits with her daughter Julie, and which provides an important service in distributing information on all aspects of Irish culture, especially researching family roots.

The audio interview was recorded in 2008 and is a part of the Irish Life and Lore South Dublin County Collection and can be listened to at southdublinlibraries.ie (I highly recommend it!) [read more …] “An Interview with Maureen Phibbs”

CULLEN and DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION

CULLEN and DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION

Our 36 th Annual Christmas Mass and Party took place on Saturday last,Dec.3rd  in Cullen Community Centre..    Weather conditions were perfect and a large number of our special friends attended with their families, friends or carers attended, from afar as Mallow and Kanturk to Newmarket, Millstreet  and Gneeveguilla.

Mass was celebrated by Canon Jack Fitzgerald, and the local Choir added to the celebration with appropriate Christmas hymns and carols. Good food, music and dancing kick-started the festive season for all present, whose energy and enthusiasm could put many to shame. Our DJ Andrew Lynch supplied some wonderful disco music and contributed in no small way to the success of the party. As usual each guest received a gift. Dr.Pat Casey had a busy evening as he made the presentations and he thanked everybody who helped to make the Party such a success.   A group of ladies from the Kanturk branch of the Red Cross, returned again this year offering hand massage and hail painting to all guests, and this was very much enjoyed and appreciated

Many thanks to all who came and supported the afternoon to make it such a success.

Cullen and District S.N.A. wish all their special friends, supporters and sponsors all the Joys and Blessings of Christmas with the best of health and happiness in the New Year

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