Jenny is going to the World Championships

The very best of luck to Jenny Schmiedel who is taking part in the World Pole Dance Championships in Tianjin, China, next Monday (May 14th). Jenny, moved with her family years ago from Germany to Kilcorney, and wanted to do the exotic sport from the time she was a teenager, and her move to college in Cork gave her the chance she wanted.

Now she has achieved her dream of opening her own studio near CIT at EM Fitness and Nutrition where she gives pole dancing classes to all ages ranging from teens up to those in their 50’s and older.


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Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run

“We would like to thank everyone for coming to support the Tractor Run in aid of Mallow Search and Rescue on Sunday which raised an amazing €10,000 so far. 💸💰 It was a brilliant day which can be attributed to the beautiful weather and massive crowds that turned out to support this very worthy cause. 💪🏼 With over 230 tractors in attendance on the day it was bound to be a success. 🚜🚜 We would like to thank everyone involved in organising the event including Banteer Macra and members of the Kilcorney community. We want to thank everyone who helped on the day from stewarding, directing traffic to collecting money and selling raffle tickets. We would also like to thank everyone who sponsored prizes on the day and donated to the cause. Thanks very much to the staff of Moll Carthy’s Bridge for the hospitality and the lovely BBQ after the tractor run. 👏🏼👏🏼” Ned Tarrant Memroial Tractor Run

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Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run

🚜🚜 Only three days to go until the Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run which will take place on Sunday the 29th of April 📅 It is in aid of Mallow Search and Rescue. Registration is taking place at 11:45am in Kilcorney Social Centre! ⏱📍It is €20 per tractor 💰Tractors will depart at 12:30pm. Don’t forget the run will be followed by a BBQ at Moll Carthy’s Bridge 🍔🌭 Banteer Macra 🚜🚜
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Denis Lucey and Nora O’Connell

My maternal grandparents — Dennis Anthony Lucey and Nora O’Connell — were born in County Cork. Dennis’ birth may be August 1, 1869 at Horsemount, Kilcarney in Millstreet while Nora’s birth is approximately 1871 in Macroom. Dennis’ parents may be John Lucey and Hannah Toomey. I will be coming to Cork this June and it would be a pleasure to discover family connections, so any suggestions, clues or leads in this search will be greatly appreciated.
Dennis and Nora met in San Francisco, California and married in approximately 1900.

Brian Hassett, Auburn, California.
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Huge Demonstration at Moll Carthy’s

Ahead of this evening’s table quiz at Moll Carthy’s Bridge, we briefly look back at an event when 6,000 people converged on Moll Carthy’s:

“On January 23 (1887), an enthusiastic demonstration under the auspices of the National League was held at Moll Carthy’s Bridge, situated eight miles from the town of Kanturk. There was an enormous assemblage, estimated at 6,000 persons. There were two brass bands and several fife and dram bands in attendance, accompanied by contingents from all the surrounding branches of the League, including Banteer, Dromagh, Dromtarriff, Millstreet, Ballyvourney, Carrigenema, Newmarket, Ballyclough, Lyre, Kilcorney, and Nadd. A large force of police under the Millstreet district inspector was present. A Government note-taker was also present and took notes of the speeches.” – from the NZ Tablet

Mass Movement in Kilcorney

Pictured transporting church pews from St. Nicholas’ Church to the Kilcorney Community Centre are Pat Sheehan (driver), Tadhg Sheehan and Danny Sheehan. Due to damage caused by Hurricane Ophelia recently, all Masses are now celebrated in the Community Centre, until repairs are completed.
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The Pride Of Kilcorney

From where she first looked on the bright lamp of day
The Pride of Kilcorney she lives far away
She lived in the house by the silver tongued rill
Babbling down from the high fields by Mushera Hill
With shoulder length wavy raven hair and chestnut brown eyes
Such beauty that to songs and stories gives rise
One young man in Kilcorney for lost love does grieve
That she will return to Kilcorney he no longer believe
She left Kilcorney some eight years ago
And he has not heard from her for five years or so
Rumor has it in Australia she is a mother and wife
And quite happy and content in her new way of life
A young man in Kilcorney thinks of her every day
But then such is life as some are known to say.

by Francis Duggan

Ophelia: Pat Sheehan interviewed about Kilcorney Church

Unfortunately St. Nicholas’ Church in Kilcorney lost part of its roof yesterday during Storm Ophelia, but thankfully no-one was hurt. Today, Pat Sheehan from Kilcorney NS Board of Management was interviewed on RTE Radio 1 by Evelyn O’Rourke about what happened, and what will happen. Listen to the interview from 2:25 in the RTE Podcast below:

Photo from the Irish Times

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O’Donoghue/O’Leary Ballinagree/Kilcorney

Hi all! I’m looking for more info on Jeremiah O’Donoghue b 1842 and married Catherine O’Leary b 1857. They left for NZ in around 1877 and I’m pretty good for info from that point on. It’s the Irish end I’m struggling with.
Jeremiah parents were Jeremiah and Ellen nee Walsh. I’ve heard they had a farm at Horsemount/Kilcorney. He had at least one sister, Julia, who married Catherine’s brother, Dan O’Leary.
The O’Leary family lived at Ballinagree. I’ve heard that Catherine decided to get back in touch with her older brother Timothy in her later years, saying “there’s been a Tim O’Leary on that farm for 400 years, there’ll be one there now!” Apparently, he was still there.
Are there any cousins of mine still around the area? Where were these farms? Are they still in family hands?
from Ireland XO

Death Notice: Catherine Buckley, Kilcorney

The death has occurred of Catherine BUCKLEY (née Sheehan), The Hall, Kilcorney, Rathcoole, Co. Cork. Passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family and in the tender care of the staff of Mallow General Hospital. Wife of the late Sean. Deeply regretted by her sons and daughters, Aine, Liam, Siobhan, Sean, Tadgh and Noirin, her sister Hannie, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, fifteen grandchildern, three great-grand-childern, sister-in-law, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Reposing at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet on Monday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. May She Rest In Peace. [1]

Banteer, Lyre & Kilcorney Parish Mission

A parish mission will take place in the parish of Banteer between 29 of September and the 1st of October. This will be facilitated by Fr. Josephs Deane and Fr. Charles Roche from the order of the Franciscan Friary of the Renewal, Moyross, Limerick. A strong theme of the mission will be the person of Jesus Christ and Eucharistic Adoration.

Friday 29th of September 8pm: Talk, Adoration and a Healing Service (Banteer Church)

Saturday 30th of September: 10am Mass in Banteer Church followed by Adoration, Talk & reconciliation Service (10.30am to 6pm). (Divine Mercy & Rosary will be recited during this time)

8pm Vigil Mass in Banteer, Lyre & Kilcorney Churches preceded by confessions from 7pm – 8pm. Saturday evening in Lyre & Kilcorney Churches a missionary priest will be in attendance.

Sunday 1st of October: 9.30am Mass in Lyre Church, 10.30am Mass in Kilcorney Church and 11.30am Mass in Banter Church. Closing of the mission at 3pm with Talk, Eucharist Healing Service and Eucharist Procession in Banteer Church.

This is an opportunity to take a step back from our busy lives and to reflect on what life has to offer us.

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


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.