Rathcoole Mentors bring All Ireland Glory for their Students

Well Done to the two Teachers from Rathcoole, Annmarie O’Riordan and Siobhan Buckley, who guided their students Maggie Moynihan from Cullen and the Instrumental Music Group from Borris in Ossory in Laois to overall victory on Saturday in the Scór Na nÓg All Ireland Finals.

Maggie celebrated her All Ireland Victory with her wonderful Singing Teacher Annmarie O’Riordan without whose support encouragement and work today’s victory wouldn’t have come about.

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2017 Irish Red Cross Leslie Bean De Barra award

Gerald Duggan  Rathcoole was recently  nominated for the 2017 Irish Red Cross  Leslie Bean De Barra  award for his commitment to caring for his parents.
In  his recognition for the award Gerald, his brother John and Patrica Guerin attended the Cork Irish Red Cross event at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig .  Members of the Local Red Cross branch Kanturk/ Millstreet were present to share in the celebrations.

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Final reminder for Return of Aubane Community Alert Renewal Forms by next Tuesday Oct 31st

Final reminder for return of Aubane Community Alert renewal forms and fee to be submitted by no later than next Tuesday Oct 31st to either John F. Kelleher, Secretary, Bernard Crowley, Chairman or Any Member of the Aubane Community Alert Group.


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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Thank you to Mary Buckley & Family

One huge ‘Thank You’ to Mary Buckley and family, for hosting a Tea & Coffee Day and raising a phenomenal €3,500 for the Mercy University Hospital Cancer Appeal. It was organised in memory of loving husband, father and friend, John Buckley. Friends and family were treated to a mini buffet of pastries and Mary’s famous Tea Brack accompanied! Thank you to all who supported.
We also wish Mary, and her daughter Audrey O’Sullivan, the very best of luck in the Womans Way & Beko Mother of the Year 2017 awards, both are nominated.
Do you have a great fundraising idea for the Mercy? Call Deirdre on 021-4274076 or email <email>
or see mercyfundraising.ie/participate/your-own-fundraising – from the Mercy Hospital Foundation Cork

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Death Notice: Andy Cremin, Crinaloo

The death has occurred of Andrew (Andy) CREMIN, Crinaloo, Rathcoole, Cork. Peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his beloved wife Bridie, sons Jerry and Jimmy, adored grandchildren Bridette, Elaine, Maura and Gemma, daughters-in-law Elma and Eileen, sister Mary, nieces, nephews, great neighbours and his large circle of friends. Brother of the late Paddy and Eileen.

Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Monday at 8.30pm. Reposing on Tuesday from 6pm followed by removal to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery.

Looking for descendants of Mary Buckley, Laught / Rathcoole / Millstreet

I am submitting this post in the hope of finding relatives of my g-g-grandmother Mary Buckley who are still residing in the Milstreet-Rathcoole-Laught area. My wife and I are from the US and will be in the Millstreet area in July, and would love to say hello to any cousins we are able to identify there.

Mary Buckley (1845-1885) was a daughter of Timothy Buckley of Rathcoole and Ellen Healy of Crippleford. They were married in Dromtariffe parish in June 1833. They had at least six children, five of whom lived to adulthood–John, Honora, Denis, Mary and William. Mary married Patrick Harrington of Ballinagree and emigrated to the US in 1868, settling in Concord, Massachusetts. She and Patrick had eight children; Mary died young in 1885.

Mary’s sister Honora and brother William also emigrated to the US and they too settled in Concord. Honora did not marry but William married Catherine Kiely, who I believe may have been from Dromtariffe parish as well. They had two children, and I have a copy of a letter from one of them, Mary Ellen Buckley, to her cousin in Ireland Liam O’Buachalla in 1916.  [read more …] “Looking for descendants of Mary Buckley, Laught / Rathcoole / Millstreet”

Derrinagree NS win Rural Schools Final!

After an epic struggle and with goals galore, Derinagree National School emerged victorious with a goal to spare over a gallant St.Brendan’s Rathcoole National School, in the Rural Schools Football Finals, held today in Rathcoole. Well done to all the teams and organisers for an excellent competition.
Final score: Derinagree 5-8 Rathcoole 4-8

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Death Notice: Nora Duggan, Glenleigh

The death has occurred on Wednesday 26th April 2017 of Nora Duggan (née Daly) Glenleigh, Rathcoole, Cork. In the presence of her husband and family at Millstreet Community Hospital. Grandmother of the late Mark Anthony. Deeply regretted by her husband Dan, sons Donal, John, Eddie, Martin and Gerald, daughters Mary and Norma, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Tarrant’s funeral home, Millstreet, on Thursday, with rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Friday from 6pm with removal at 8pm to St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon and burial in St Mary’s Cemetery.

Tea / Coffee Day in Rathcoole

Mary Buckley of Laught, Rathcoole, will be holding a Tea/Coffee Day again this year on the 1st May (Monday) from 10am until 6pm in her home. The proceeds of the day will go to the Mercy Hospital Foundation. Kettle on the boil all day long and plenty of home-baking.
All Welcome. Hope to see ye all there.

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Blue Force Coastline Challenge Tractor Charity Run visit to Millstreet on Monday April 24th

Millstreet Vintage Club welcomed the Blue Force Club to Millstreet yesterday as they continued there 5000 mile Coastline Challenge Tractor Charity Run,some Club Members met the Group in Macroom with more joining the Route in Carriganima as the Group made there way to a stop for Refreshments at Colemans Millstreet Kia and New Holland Dealers in Millstreet, here Millstreet Vintage Club made a donation to the Blue Force Club who said they were humbled and thrilled with the great Reception and Hospitality that they got on there visit to Millstreet,many thanks must go to Club Member Jack Sheehan who coordinated the whole Event and John and Ben of Colemans in Millstreet for there Hospitality and the use of the Garage Premises for the Parking and display of Tractors,Millstreet Vintage Club would also like to thank the Gardai for there help in managing the Traffic flow when the Run was in the Local Area. For more information on this Coastline Challenge check out the Blue Force website at  http://www.blueforce.uk.com/


They also called to Christy Ring’s Garage in Carriganima

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.


Death Notice: Denis Vaughan, Rathcoole

The death has occurred on Tuesday 28th February 2017 of Denis Vaughan, Rathcoole.

Peacefully after a short illness bravely borne, in the tender loving care of the wonderful matron and staff of Mt Alverina Hospital, Mallow. Son of the late Ted and Eilean. Sadly missed by his sister Hannah, brother Teddy extended family, relatives, good neighbours especially Danjoe, his friends in Millstreet Day Care Centre and carers Margaret and Carol.

Lying in Repose in St John’s Church, Dromagh, on Thursday from 5.30pm to 7pm followed by Mass. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Mt Alvernia Hospital.

Does anyone know of Crippleford?

Bob Kenney has been researching his family tree and is stuck at his great great great grandmother. She was Ellen Healy of Crippleford, and her marriage to Timothy Buckley on June 1, 1833 is listed in the Dromtarriffe Parish Register.

He had been trying to locate Crippleford, but after some time failed, so he asked us, but we’ve never heard of it, and no-one we asked has heard of it either. So we’re wondering if anyone of our readers has heard of it, or could ask someone that might know. Bob would be delighted if someone could help him out. If so please leave a comment below, or contact us directly [contact details are on our Contact Page].

A few thoughts:

1.. There are a couple of references to Crippleford online, all referring to “Thomas Wallace born Jan.6, 1806 in Rethcool, Duhallow, Cripleford on the Blackwater in County Cork,Ireland”. [1] [2]. There are also more references to Crippleford in the parish register, so it’s safe to say that the name did/does exist in the Dromtarriffe Parish area.

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Death Notice: Kitty Cooney, Rathcoole

The death has occurred of Kitty (Catherine) COONEY (née Madden), Moynihans Terrace, Rathcoole, Cork / Moydow, Longford. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family and in the excellent compassionate care of the staff at Marymount Hospice. Dovoted mother of Catherine, Helena, Caroline, Mike, and Sinead, wife of Noel. Proud grandmother, loving sister to Carmel, Cella, Jimmy, John, Norah and Cyril. Sadly missed by her mother-in-law Kate, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends and neighbours.
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Sunday from 6pm followed by Removal at 8pm to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Flowers, or if desired donations, to Marymount Hospice.

Private Cornelius Rahilly 10714

rahilly-photoOn seeing Seán’s article yesterday on the anniversary of the death of Roger Casement, Carmel reminded us of her grandfather local man Con O’Rahily who was one of the men in Casement’s Brigade.

Born on February 14th 1895 at the home of Mary Kelleher and Cornelius Rahilly, at Dooneen. He joined the Royal Irish Regiment in May 1913, and arrived in France on August 13th that same year.He was soon captured in the retreat from Mons. His battalion had retreated under the weight of the advancing Germans. After two days of retreating with little food nor water, pounded continually by German artillery, the next night their officer got them lost in the dark, and they woke the next morning looking down the wrong end of a German machine gun. He describes how the 15 of them captured were deliberately machine gunned by the Germans, and only 9 survived, including the officer. The Germans suspected them of using dumdum bullets and it took a great deal of negotiation by the officer to get their lives spared. As a prisoner of war, he was moved from camp to camp, until one day a German officer was recruiting for an Irish Brigade. Within this brigade Roger Casement made a recruiting speech in February 1915. Casement sought to send a well-equipped and well-organized Irish unit to Ireland, to fight against Britain, in the aim of achieving independence for Ireland. Such an action was to be concurrent with the ongoing war between Britain and Germany, thereby providing indirect aid to the German cause, without the ex-POWs fighting in the Imperial Germany Army itself. In spite of his eloquence only the 56 joined, but Con was one of those. They were trained by [read more …] “Private Cornelius Rahilly 10714”

Coffee Day – Thank You

6Mercy Hospital Fundraising Day at Rathcoole 2016 -600A huge thank you to all who supported my Coffee Day on Monday 2nd May in aid of the Mercy Hospital Cancer Appeal in remembrance of my late husband John.  A total of €5,389 was raised for this worthy cause.  Thank you to one and all.

A big Thank You to Seanie for covering the event with lovely photographs on millstreet.ie.

Mary Buckley, Rathcoole. [read more …] “Coffee Day – Thank You”

Death Notice: Maureen Dorgan, Rathcoole

The death has occurred of Maureen DORGAN (née Murphy), Rathcoole & Fermoy.

Formerly of Templenoe Fermoy

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home Millstreet Sunday from 7.00pm Rosary at 8.00pm. Reception to Ballyhooly Church on Monday at 7.00pm prayers at 8.00pm. Requiem Mass Tuesday at 2.00pm and burial afterwards at Kilcrumper New Cemetery Fermoy.

Death Notice: Mary Fitzpatrick, formerly of Rathcoole

FITZPATRICK (St Vincent’s Centre, Cork and formerly of Rathcoole, Mallow): MARY. On February 29, 2016, peacefully, at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, sister of the late John, David, Tim, Nellie and Kitty. Deeply regretted by her nephews, and nieces, their families, her friends and carers at St Vincent’s Centre. Rest in Peace.
Reposing in St John’s Church, Dromagh on this Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, followed by Prayers. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on tomorrow, Wednesday, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

John Lonergan at St.Brendan’s NS, Rathcoole

2016-02-03 John Lonergan at St.Brendan's NS Rathcoole 1402An inspirational and surprisingly entertaining (sic!) night was had by about 60 parents who arrived on Thursday last at St Brendan’s National School, Rathcoole to listen to a talk by John Lonergan and Caroline Crotty.

John, who was governor of Mountjoy Prison for 24 years, and Caroline, a psychology counselor for teens and adults, gave a refreshing and honest talk titled “Parenting – the challenges and the rewards.”

Both parents themselves, they gave sound advice on many challenges today’s parents face: social media related risks, drugs, peer pressure.

They also focused on simple and wonderful joys parenthood brings. After all you only need two measures to check your children against: health and happiness.

The views they shared were simple and yet so witty and true. They held their audience captivated for the whole time. Serious nods from the parents mixed with outbursts of laughter at real life anecdotes.

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Death Notice: Tadgh Cronin, late of Prohus

Cronin (Ballincollig and late of Prohus, Rathcoole, Co. Cork) On February 1st 2016, peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Mercy University Hospital Tadgh. Sadly missed by his wife Sheila, sons Conor, Michael, Tim, Trevor, Noel, Kenneth, and Colm, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brother John Joe, sister Noreen, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in peace.

Lying in repose at Crowley’s Funeral Home, Ballincollig. Rosary on Wednesday (3rd) evening at 8.30pm. Reposing Thursday (4th) from 6.30pm to 8pm followed by removal to the Church of St Mary and St John, Ballincollig. Requiem Mass at 1.30pm Friday (5th). Funeral afterwards to St Oliver’s Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Cuan Mhuire.