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.
[read more …] “Margaret O’Sullivan born in Cullen in 1855”
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. 
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. 
[read more …] “Thank You from the Family of Peg Cronin (Morley)”
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.  [read more …] “Death Notice: John F O’Connell, Canada & Lyrevocane”
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.  [read more …] “Death Notice: Eilish Kiely, Newmarket and Cullen”
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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.
[read more …] “CULLEN and DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION”
UPDATE: Dog turned up safe 🙂
Missing in Cullen since Saturday
A female lemon and white beagle
please contact 0877622139
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”
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.
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.
The death has occurred on Sunday 15th October 2017 of Brendan O’CONNOR, Killarney, Kerry, and formerly of Umeraboy, Cullen, Co Cork. Beloved husband of the late Anne and loving father of Eugene, John, Donal and Padraig. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by his family, daughters-in-law Adelle, Nicola, Breffni and Linda, his grandchildren Eoghan, Darragh, Lydia, Christopher, Holly, Ted and Ali, brother Padraig, sister Sr Aquin (Mary) USA, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Predeceased by his brothers Fr Donal, Benny, Fr Christy and his sister Sr Rosalie. “May He Rest In Peace”. Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Tuesday evening from 7.15 pm to 8.45 pm. Removal at 8.45 pm to St Mary’s Cathedral. Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning at 12 noon, burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney. Family flowers only please. 
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.
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
Diane Rollo <email>
George Pearson <email>
[read more …] “McCarthy/Foley/Cronin: Gortnacreha/Mullaghroe/Eagloune/Knocknaloman”
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.
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.
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.
Members of Cullen Pipe Band pictured after performing at the annual Threshing in Cullen on Sunday July 23rd.
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”
All Ireland Champions again in Cullen.
Cullen Pipe Band
win all Irelands best corps of drums
and best bass and tenor section on Saturday last, July 1st
held in Lurgan, Co. Armagh.
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
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. 🎵 🎶
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”
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.
Cullen Community are settling up a text alert.
If you wish to be entered onto the text alert service please put your name and mobile telephone number along with the €10 yearly subscription into the box at
Cullen North Cork Stores, or
O’Flynn’s Service Station, Cullen.
This is an invaluable service to have in our community.
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.
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”