Kilcorney N.S. Retirement 25/10/2018

Kilcorney were out in force on October 25th for the retirement Con Meade, after thirteen years as Principal in Kilcorney National School.

Carmel, Mairéad, Con, Róisín, Ellen

Maeve and Shannon (6th Class), Con, Sinéad (Chairperson, Parents’ Association).

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Annual Pool Tournament for Suicide Aware at Healy’s Bar

The Annual Pool Tournament for Suicide Aware at Healy’s Bar last weekend, where they Raised €2,700! Below are photos of just some of the contestants. Congrats everyone! – photos thanks to Tom of TMC Photography

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Death Notice: Nora Gleeson, Dublin & Kilcorney

The death has occurred on  Sunday 28th October 2018 of Nora GLEESON (née Gleeson) Ballydoyle, Dublin / Kilcorney, Cork. Peacefully at Bridhaven Nursing Home, Mallow, loving wife of the late Brendan and beloved sister of the late Betty, Teddy, Tina, Kate and Meg. Deeply regretted by her nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great grand nephews, great grand nieces, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements later.
Funeral arrangements later. David Tarrant, Funeral Director  029-70176 / 087 2525095. [RIP]

Death Notice: Humphrey Golden, late of Kilcorney

The death has occurred peacefully, at his residence, on Monday 10th September 2018 of Humphrey Golden, Kilberehert, Freemount, Co. Cork, and late of Kilcorney. Beloved partner of Helen O’ Sullivan, and much loved father of Sinead, Chloe, Mark, Steve, Shane, and Joe. Sadly missed by his loving partner, family, sisters Kathleen, Hannah and Nora, brothers Dan, Paddy and Seamus, extended family, relatives and friends.
Reposing at his residence in Kilberehert, Freemount Eircode P56R520 on Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm followed by prayers, Reception into St Michael’s Church Freemount, on Thursday at 1 30pm, Followed by Requiem Mass at 2pm Funeral afterwards to St Brigid’s Cemetery, Buttevant. May he rest in peace. [1]

In Other News – 9th September 2018

Returns from the 2016 Census show that Millstreet is one of only seven towns in Ireland where over 90% listed their religion as Roman Catholic … (Irish Independent)

Community news: Millstreet Matters – The Millstreet Adult Learning Centre hosts an open day today from 10.30am to 1.30pm in the Adult Learning Centre, Main Street… (the Corkman)

Horse fair returns to Millstreet – Favourable autumnal weather provided the perfect backdrop for all-comers to enjoy the latest staging of the age old Millstreet Horse Fair last Sunday… (the Corkman)

Reserve Champion for Seamus and Mary Curtin of Kilcorney, as their Charolais cross weanling bull  was judged the reserve champion at the first spring born weanling sale at Kanturk Mart (Farmer’s Journal)

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Success at last weekends Stonethrowers Rally in Tipperary for Local Competitors

Last weekends Stonethrowers Rally in Tipperary produced some great results for the local crews that made the trip to Clonmel to compete in the one day Event which was the fourth Round of the very Competitive National Championship. T|he Event comprised of a 3×3 Stage format resulting in 9 very challenging Stages laid on by Tipperary Motor Club. There was success for Millstreet’s Sean Moynihan /MacKierans in their Ford Escort Mark 2 who came out on top of the Class 12 Results after leading the Class from the very first stage of the day,while another Local Crew in the form of Colin Philpott/Declan Casey competing in a Suzuki Swift emerged victorious in Class 23,while Derry Long swapped from the driving seat over to the Navigators Seat for this Event and guided Colin Roche in his Toyota Starlet to 1st in Class 11R, the Rally was won by Josh Moffett from Monaghan in a Ford Fiesta WRC who was in turn followed home by Donegal Man Declan Boyle in a similar Car with Moffett having a winning margin of just 7 Seconds after a hard days competition. Roy White was the top Tipperary competitor and he went on to finish 3rd overall also aboard a Fiesta WRC with Dromtarriffe Man James O`Brien as usual occupying the Co-Drivers Seat for White, so another good weekend was had for all the local Competitors who were competing in Clonmel. Round 5 of the National Championship will take place in Sligo on next Sunday August 19th.

Pictured below is Sean Moynihan in Action and Colin Philpott and Declan Casey being presented there Class 23 Award by John Ward of Tipperary Motor Club. there is also a Youtube link of Colin and Declan in action here at  https://youtu.be/5yHefer95qs 

(Photos Supplied by Fokus Photography and Declan Casey and Youtube link by Tossie In Car Camera`s.)

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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.

 

Great Turn Out for Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Run and BBQ last Saturday Evening

Millstreet Vintage Club held a most highly successful Car Run and Barbeque on Saturday Evening last,on what was a spectacularly Sunny Summers Evening the 40km Car Run started out from Millstreet at 7.00 pm and travelled firstly down through the lovely Grounds of Drishane Castle and from there moved on to some scenic countryside as it made its way up to Knocknakilla, and then over to Saint John’s Well where there was a short stop,from here it headed on to The Kerryman’s Table and on over to Kilcorney and from there made its way 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 Barbeque and some refreshments was enjoyed by all.The perfect weather made for a most pleasent journey which was well received by everyone who took part.

Event Organiser John P. Kelleher and Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank the following,

Noel C. Duggan for the use of the Shop yard to park and display all the beautiful cars and also for the use of the fantastic Drishane Grounds which looked magnificent in the Summer Sunshine,the Bush Bar for the use of their premises for event sign-on and registration,Tony O`Brien Butchers for the lovely barbeque 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 barbeque and to Tom of TMC Photography,Sean Radley,and John Tarrant for covering the Event for the Media and capturing some great Photos. Also many thanks to the hardworking marshals who helped along the route to keep the event running smoothly and safely with special thanks to Seanie Kelleher who acted as Route Sweeper 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,and hopefully we see ye all again very soon. Photos Tom Corbett. 

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive

will take place on

Sunday, 1st July

and will be going through the following areas between 9am and 1pm

Ballydaly,        Millstreet Town,           Lackabawn, Kilcorney,      Moll Carthy’s bridge,    Inchamay, Curraraige ,    Boggeragh Wind Farm,         Nadd,      Lyre,                  Rathcoole,                         Liscahane,    Knocknakilla,   Aubane,                           Laharn,    Horsemount

Enquiries  –  0877023562 or message our Facebook page

Great Performance by Local Rally Crew at The Donegal Rally

Local Rally Competitors Derry Long along with his Co-Driver Declan Casey who both hail from Kilcorney competed in the hotly contested Junior Category of the Donegal Rally over the weekend,the Crew were competing in a Honda Civic and at the end of the Event they finished a very strong 6th overall and 3rd in Class,there was some strong competition in the Junior Rally and this result now puts Derry Long into second place in the Junior Section of the Irish Tarmac Championship which he is contesting,the result is all the more creditable given that this was the first time the Crew made the long Journey to Donegal for to compete in the Rally which for Junior Competitors comprised of 3 tough challenging Stages repeated twice which included the famous Fanad Head and Atlantic Drive Tests on the final day of the 3 day Event on Sunday,the Junior Section was won by Jason Black in a Toyota Starlet who pushed Jordan Hone in an Opel Adam into 2nd place by just 1.9 seconds at the end,other local interest was in the form of Ballydaly Man Liam Moynihan who was co-driving for Desi Henry in an R5 Skoda,they were running strongly in the early stages of the Main Rally but had to retire due to a Technical Problem,the Rally was won by Donegals Manus Kelly for the 3rd year Running in a Subaru Impreza WRC who was followed home by Sam Moffett in 2nd place in his R5 Fiesta who finished ahead of his Brother Josh Moffett in 3rd place in a similar Car,this result means that Josh Moffett retains the overall lead in the Tarmac Championship.(Photos by Alan Noonan and Declan Casey)

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.

Thanks,
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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