Tessie Celebrates her Hundredth Birthday

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

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“Radio Treasures” Visits Cullen Vintage Event 2018 & Meets Christy Costello

On this evening’s “Radio Treasures” we visit the recent Cullen Vintage Event 2018 where we recorded a truly interesting interview with Christy Costello from the Listowel area of Kerry.   This we shall broadcast at 10pm on Cork Music Station.  We also feature lots of uplifting songs, music and musings.   And we report on our recent Museum Collection, on recent Visitors to our area, on Show preparations and we review our Listeners’ messages, texts and emails.  Feel most welcome to make contact with us on our Seán Radley Facebook chatline, our text line on 086 825 0074 or our email communication on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net  .  We share below images of our recent visit to Cullen Vintage Event.  Happy listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Interviewing Christy Costello of North Kerry at Cullen Vintage Event in July 2018.

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Death Notice: Paudie O’Keeffe, Cullen Village

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. [1]

Route Details for Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob this Sunday July 29th,

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.

Success for Local Rally Competitors in Imokilly and Down Rally Events

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.

 

Annual Vintage Afternoon in Cullen Sunday July 15th

 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 !!!!

Scoil Laitairain 2018

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.

Community Games at the University of Limerick

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.

Margaret O’Sullivan born in Cullen in 1855

Every few days, Ireland Reaching Out profiles people from Ireland’s distant past. This week they profile a lady who was born in Cullen in 1855:

Margaret O’Sullivan was born on May 4th 1855 in Cullen, the eldest child of Cornelius  and Margaret Hickey. She came out to Sydney Australia with her sister Mary arriving on 1 July 1880 and was soon joined by her younger sisters Hanora and Julia … [read the full profile on Ireland XO]

One question: The parish records give the location of birth as Gurnabeg in the parish register. Would anyone know where that is? Later the family were recorded in Lisnaboy Upper.

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Death Notice: Joan Herlihy (née O Leary), Knockane

The death has occurred of Joan HERLIHY (née O Leary), Knockane, Cullen. On February 9th 2018, unexpectedly in CUH following a short illness. Beloved wife of the late Michael and sister of the late Matthew and mother-in-law of the late Helena, dear sister of Patrick and John. Loving mother of Mary (O‘Donoghue), Pat, Kathleen (Mulkeen) and Noreen (Buckley). Sadly missed by her sons in-law Pat, Seamus, and Donagh, sister-in-law Kathleen, grandchildren, nephew Conor, grand niece and nephew, neighbours relatives and friends.

Reposing at her residence in Knockane, Cullen, on Sunday from 3pm to 6pm. Requiem Mass in The Church of The Nativity, Cullen, on Monday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace. [1]

Thank You from the Family of Peg Cronin (Morley)


Peg’s Family wish to thank all those who attended her arrival at Cullen Church on the 2nd of November and/or the funeral on the 3rd of November 2017. It was humbling to see that our mother was remembered and respected by so many people who came from near and far. [1]
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Death Notice: John F O’Connell, Canada & Lyrevocane

The death has occurred on Saturday 23rd December 2017 of John F O’Connell, Milton, Toronto, Canada & late of Lyrevocane, Cullen. Peacefully surrounded by his Family in the excellent care of the staff at Allendale Nursing Home, beloved husband of Bridie and loving father of David and Sean. Predeceased by his sister Eileen, brother Timothy and his parents Tim and Monica. Deeply regretted by his wife, sons, brother Joe, sister Winiferd, daughter-in-law Athena, Laura and grandchildren Ethan, Aidan and Eimly, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Memorial Mass will take place at the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree on Thursday 4th of January at 7.30pm. [1 [read more …] “Death Notice: John F O’Connell, Canada & Lyrevocane”

Death Notice: Eilish Kiely, Newmarket and Cullen

O’Keeffe, Newmarket: On December 23, 2017 at Araglin House Nursing Home, Boherbue, Eilish (née Kiely of Cullen) Island Road, Newmarket, beloved wife of the late Paddy and mother of the late Margaret. Deeply mourned by her loving daughters Celine and Maura, son Dan, grandchildren Eoin and Mairead, great-grandchildren, brother Der, sisters Maureen, Anne and Sheila, son-in-law Raymond, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. May she rest in peace
Reposing at O’Reilly’s Funeral Home. Rosary on Tuesday, St. Stephen’s Day, at 7.30pm. Reposing on Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to St. Mary’s Church. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Clonfert Cemetery. [1] [read more …] “Death Notice: Eilish Kiely, Newmarket and Cullen”

Seasons Greetings form Cork Music Station

To all the DJ’s who have worked very hard over the past 12 months and who on a weekly basis give up there Valuable time to Voluntarily Present Great Shows, to the Many Artists who sent us in new Material to be aired and also in some cases took the time out to talk to us Live on Air as well,to All the Promoters/Venue Owners who so kindly left us Broadcast Live from there Great Events both at Home and Abroad, to Everyone who helped us out in any shape or form over the course of the past Year, and of Course most important of all to Our Loyal Listeners from all Over the World both Near and Far,Cork Music Station would like to wish Each And Every One of You a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

CULLEN and DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION

CULLEN and DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION

The Christmas season got off to a great start in Cullen on Sat. Dec. 2nd, when the Cullen and District special Needs Association hosted the 37th  annual Christmas Mass in the seasonally decorated Cullen Community Centre, which was much admired and appreciated by all guests. The sun shone brightly as all assembled for Mass celebrated by Cullen native  Fr,Anthony O’Keeffe, with the local choir and organist Susan O’Connor, adding to the celebration and making it such a special and meaningful occasion. Dr.Casey welcomed all the guests and was delighted to see such a great crowd. Afterwards there was plenty of food, music and craic to pass the afternoon, including a brilliant disco with D.J. Sean Sheehan.  There was no scarcity of dancers among the guests who also contributed songs.

In the meantime the ladies from Kanturk Red Cross had a busy evening as many of the guests enjoyed some relaxing hand massage and nail painting.

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Roger Kiely – The Men of the South

Roger Kiely (principal of Cullen National School 1938-1961) is the central figure on the cover of a new book from UCC entitled the “Atlas of the Irish Revolution“, but for some reason best known to the editors they did not have the courtesy to identify him. He was an intelligence officer with the Millstreet Battalion.

They might have included the description of him by the artist Sean Keating: “Roger Kiely was about the best and finest man I ever knew.  A few years ago I went to look for him in County Cork. I found him a poor school-teacher in a poor little school near Kanturk. I asked him about the others and found that death, poverty and America had claimed them – the Unknown Soldiers.”  (BMH Witness Statement 505). – Jack Lane [read more …] “Roger Kiely – The Men of the South”

Death Notice: Maurice (Mossie) Burke, Bantry & Cullen

BURKE (Marino Terrace, Bantry and late of Lissaniska, Cullen): On November 3rd 2017, peacefully in his 95th year at Cork University Hospital, MAURICE (MOSSIE) beloved husband of Kathleen (née Sugrue), dear father of James. Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughter-in-law, much loved grandchildren Shauna, Emma and Anna, brother-in-law Connie (Sugrue), sisters-in-law Nuala (Allis) and Noreen (Sugrue), nephews, nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing in Coakley’s Funeral Home Chapel St, Bantry on (Saturday) Nov. 4th from 6pm followed by rosary at 7pm. Reposing on (Sunday) Nov. 5th from 5pm followed by removal at 6.30pm to St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry. Requiem Mass on (Monday) Nov. 6th at 12 noon followed by burial in the Abbey Cemetery.

Death Notice: Margaret Cronin-Morley, Cullen, and Buckinghamshire, England

On October 17th 2017 peacefully in her 103rd year at Leonard Pulham Nursing Home, Margaret Nee Shine [Peg] beloved wife of the late Tim Cronin London, and the late Jerh Morley Knocknagurrane, Cullen, Peg will be sadly missed and deeply mourned by her loving son Jerry, daughters Margaret and Ellen, daughter in law , son in law, grand sons in law, grand daughters, great grand daughters, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reception into The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cullen on Thursday at 1.15 pm. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Friday. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.