John Twomey The Poet Of Ivale

When i was a boy he was in his physical prime
But this is going back many decades in time
With words he was one who did have a way
And many of his poems and songs are living today

Beyond the green borders of the Duhallow countryside
John Twomey The Poet Of Ivale was known far and wide
In song and verse Duhallow and it’s people by him glorified
To know of a poet of his stature to many was a sense of pride
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Recent Presentations by Kilcorney Women’s Resource Group

Kilcorney Women’s Resource Group recently made two presentations, to Cancer Connect, and to Kilcorney Angling and Leisure:

The first presentation was to Cancer Connect which is a free and flexible transport service to Cork Hospitals from North Cork for people receiving cancer treatments.  Left to right:  Helen O’Driscoll (Cancer Connect,  Pauline Sheehan making presentation to Neily Lehane (Cancer Connect), Noreen Sheehan, Seamus De Roiste (Cancer Connect) and Martina Golden

The second presentation was made to Kilcorney Angling and Leisure to assist with ongoing development works in the area. Left to right:  Pauline Sheehan, Mary Leader, Donie Howard, Pat Sheehan accepting the cheque from Noreen Sheehan, Danny Sheehan, and Martina Golden

Successful Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club Car Run and Barbeque last Saturday Night

Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club held a highly successful Car Run and Barbecue last weekend, the 40km Car Run started out from Millstreet last Saturday Evening at 7.00 pm, travelled firstly down through the lovely Grounds of Drishane Castle. Then it moved on to some scenic countryside as it made its way to Knocknakilla, Saint John’s Well, the Kerryman’s Table, on to a short stop in Kilcorney, from there it headed to the Eagle’s Nest, where another brief stop was had in stunning countryside with the Run finally winding its way on to the Event finish at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar, where a lovely barbecue with some refreshments were enjoyed by all. The weather was perfect for what was a lovely drive and the event was well received by everyone who took part.

Event Organiser John P. Kelleher and Millstreet Classic and Vintage Car Club would like to thank the following: Noel C. Duggan Hardware for the use of their yard to park and display all the beautiful cars, the Bush Bar for the use of their premises for event sign-on and registration, O’Leary’s Butchers for the lovely barbecue which was provided, Herlihy’s Centra and O`Keeffe’s Super Valu Millstreet for supplying some refreshments, Matthew and Noreen Sheehan of Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar for providing and managing a great Venue for the barbecue and to Tom of TMC Photography, Matthew Twomey Photography, Sean Radley,Shane O`Leary of Munster Drone Services and John Tarrant for covering the Event and taking some great Photos. Also many thanks to the hardworking marshals who helped along the route to keep the event running smoothly and safely and finally to all the people who brought out their lovely motors and took part. We say a Big Thank You to Each and Everyone of You. Without your support this Event would not have been the success that it was, and hopefully we will do it all again in the not too distant future.

Photos courtesy of Tom Corbett {TMC Photography}, and Matthew Twomey  {m2merallyphotos}.


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Annual Mass at St John’s Well Mushera on Tonight Tuesday 27th June.

Mass will be celebrated at St John’s Well Mushera on Tonight Tuesday 27th June at 7.30pm, hopefully the Weather will be fine on the Evening.

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John Coleman presents medals in Kilcorney N.S.

John Coleman presented medals in Kilcorney N.S. on Tuesday 20th June. The Kilcorney Girls’ and Boys’ team had a very exciting year in the Rural School Championships. The girls just missed out on victory, but played brilliantly against both Lismire and Meelin. The boys team defeated our near neighbours Lyre N.S. in a thrilling final. We thank John for bringing his wonderful collection of medals that he has won in many different sporting codes. Wishing all a happy and safe summer from Kilcorney N.S
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The Killing of Michael Dinneen

Early on the morning of the 24th of June 1921 I.R.A. Volunteer Michael Dineen from the Kilcorney Company County Cork was taken prisoner by Auxiliaries in a round-up of I.R.A. suspects. He was picked up at his brother’s house Ivale, and his body was later found at Tooreenbawn some three hundred yards from his home he had been shot.

 

“About 7 a.m. on Friday, June 24th., I noticed some Auxiliaries and a policeman at a little distance from my house. I have since ascertained that the policeman’s name was Dowd. I called my brother, Michael, who was in bed. He got up and dressed, and was saying his morning prayers when the Auxiliaries came in. They questioned him and charged him with being in the Rathcoole Ambush on the previous week, and with being an officer in the I.R.A., all of which was untrue, and which he denied. Then they took him out of the house and one of them went to his room, searched it and took some money. When this man came downstairs he ordered my brother to be brought in again, and questioned him about Sinn Fein, etc, and said: “I’m going to shoot you because you must be an officer in the I.R.A.” “If you do,” said Michael, “I can’t help it. I suppose you shot as innocent men as me.” He ordered Michael to be brought outside  [read more …] “The Killing of Michael Dinneen”

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

Kilcorney Coffee Morning in aid of the work of Sr. Antoinette O’Callaghan in Nigeria

KILCORNEY COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF THE WORK OF SR. ANTOINETTE O CALLAGHAN IN NIGERIA:

A Coffee Morning will be held in the Kilcorney Social Centre on this Sunday 25th of June after the 10.30am Mass until 1pm. Your support would be very much appreciated as all funds raised will go to where they are most needed.

All proceeds will go towards people living with HIV and Aids, especially women and children and also farming families in the area who are experiencing very difficult times. Come along for a friendly chat and a cup of tea.

Read: Srs Anne O’Neill and Antoinette O’Callaghan share their experience of mission in Nigeria

Death Notice: Paddy O’Sullivan, Kilcorney

O’Sullivan, Kilcorney, on April 16th 2017, peacefully at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Paddy (PC and Ex Dairygold Committee) Beenreigh, beloved husband of the late Margaret (nee O’Keeffe) and dear father of John, Mary, Noreen, Helen and Michael. Deeply regretted by his loving family, grandchildren Patrick, Michael, Emer, Sinead, Frankie Jo, Sarah, Julia, Sophie, Faye and Robert, sons-in-law, Mike, Frank, Jorg, daughters-in-law, Helen and Mona, sister-in-law Nancy, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing in McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer, on Monday evening from 6pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May He Rest in Peace.

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.

 

Mushera Volunteers Easter 1916 Plaque Unveiling Celebrations DVD now available

A new DVD has been produced of the Plaque unveiling in Aubane Community Centre which took place last December to remember the 1916 Mushera Company of Irish Volunteers, the price of the DVD is 10 Euro and copies are available from Noreen Kelleher Aubane and Noreen can be contacted on 087 9486673 if you wish to purchase a Copy.

 

People You Should Know in Gwangju…John Howard


Kilcorney native John Howard has spent the last five years in South Korea. He lives, works and plays in Gwangju, a city of 1.5 million people in South West of the country. He’s interviewed this week on the Gwangju Blog as one of the “People You Should Know in Gwangju”:

Name…John Howard
Occupation…Elementary School English teacher
Hometown…Kilcorney, North County Cork, Ireland (current population 406 approx.)
Length of time in Korea…Arrived Sunday, March 4th, 2012 so MY GOD coming up on 5 years in Korea now! :-O
My hometown is famous for…having the oldest primary school in Ireland still in operation (built in 1864!) Also, Kilcorney has a higher presence of sióga/fairies than other villages in Ireland. They roam the moors at night… but I’m not supposed to talk about them…
I wish I couldRead the full interviewon the Gwangju Blog

Paddy O’Keeffe’s Bog

One fine Summer’s evening when passing by Togher
I stood, and enraptured, I gazed all around.
The peaceable scenes of my long vanished childhood
No more on the slopes of this mountain I found.
The sheep and the cattle that grazed on the hillside
Recalling to memory the plains of Royal Meath
Had now disappeared and their places were taken
By men who were digging for ‘gold’ underneath.

Those bogs which for centuries lay sorely neglected
Were now utilised by each true Irishman
To make his dear Motherland more independent
Of England’s support since this cruel war began.
From town and from city they rallied to Togher
Such scenes of industry I ne’er saw before
For hundreds and thousands in shirt-sleeves were digging
And when they had done, they went looking for more.

To make the acquaintance of all those young workmen
I walked right along till I met Paddy Keeffe.
Oh, Paddy was beaming and smiling all over
And graciously told me that I had his leave
To travel, if weather and time would permit me,
The turf-covered heights of his far-flung domain
And see for myself how each workman was faring,
Find out all about him and, of course, get his name.

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Death Notice: John Horgan, Kilcorney & Rathmore

The death has occurred of John Horgan, Ard Mhuire, Rathmore / & Kilcorney, Cork. Formerly of South Horsemount, Kilcorney. On Feb. 18th 2017 unexpectedly at his home. John, loving husband of Geraldine and dear father of Martin and Gerard. Deeply regretted by his loving family mother Peggy, sisters Eileen, Kate, Margaret and Marian, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephew, nieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
R.I.P.
Reposing at O’Keeffe’s funeral home Rathmore on this Monday evening (Feb. 20th) from 5pm to 7pm, followed by removal to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass on Tuesday (Feb. 21st) at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Looking Back on a Wonderfully Colourful Festive Season in Millstreet & Kilcorney

As the three Wise Men arrive in the Crib and with the marking of Women’s Little Christmas on 6th Jan. 2017 we reach the end of the Festive Season.  Here we share a selection of images which illustrate how wonderfully colourful it has been.  We view the School Plays, the Weddings, the decorations, the book launch, the Christmas Jumper tradition and much more.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And here we share further pictures of the Festive Season in Millstreet and Kilcorney (Nativity Play above took place in Kilcorney Church in December 2016.) [read more …] “Looking Back on a Wonderfully Colourful Festive Season in Millstreet & Kilcorney”

Death Notice: Connie Conlon, North Horsemount

Conlon (Kilcorney) on December 24th 2016 peacefully at Mallow General Hospital. Connie, beloved husband of the late Kate (nee Kelleher) North Horsemount and dear father of Nora (Breen) and Margaret (McCarthy). Deeply regretted by his daughters, sons-in-law John and Michael, sister Joan, sister-in-law Margaret, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing in McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer, on Monday (St. Stephen’s Day) from 5.30pm followed by removal at 7pm to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Aubane Community Text Alerts Annual Renewal-Final Reminder

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AUBANE COMMUNITY TEXT ALERTS:

Final reminder for return of Aubane Community Alert renewal forms to be returned before Wednesday Sept 28th to either John F. Kelleher, Secretary, Bernard Crowley, Chairman or Any Member of the Aubane Community Alert Group.

Dan Lucey executed in Kilcorney for Spying

Macroom man Dan Lucey, who was of good family, was married and his brother was a priest. He was of violent temper and he was quarrelsome in disposition. In January 1921, he had fallen out with a few IRA Volunteers in Ballinagree, and was later seen talking to the Auxiliaries in Macroom. So he was visited by two IRA Volunteers from Donoughmore area disguised as British officers. He was asked if he had seen any of “the boys”—meaning IRA men—lately. He gave his questioners all the information he had, while unknownst to him, other men from Rusheen Company waited outside the door. He was taken prisoner on the spot, taken north of Mushera to Kilcorney, and was held prisoner for about a fortnight, during which time he was given a fair trial by the brigade staff and sentenced to death. He was shot and buried after in Kilcorney, by the Millstreet Battalion, Cork II Brigade.

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