KILCORNEY NOTES FOR CLARA NEWS
Cloyne Pilgrimage- A coach, taking pilgrims from Banteer Parish left the locality on Sunday morning last to join the largely attended Pilgrimage from Diocese of Cloyne at Knock Shrine. There were several other pilgrimages at the shrine also on the day. The Cloyne Pilgrimage was led by Bishop John Magee, who was Chief Celebrant at the Concelebrated Mass and was joined by several Priests from Cloyne Diocese and others, throughout the country. The weather was mild and pleasant and most enjoyable. The local group were back home about 11. P.M.
Holy Communion- Eleven children from Derrinagree National School received their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Presentation of Mary, Derrinagree recently. Mass was Celebrated by Fr. Sean Hanafin, who congratulated the children and complimented their parents and teachers. First Communicants were- Damien Buckley, Denise O’Riordan, James Murphy, Garoid O’Farrell, T.J. O’Keeffe, Darren O’Connor, Susan Guerin, Sean O’Callaghan, Kevin McSweeney, Sean Pigott and Rachel O’Brien.
First Communion- On Saturday last, children from Rathcoole and Dromagh National Schools received their first Holy Communion in St. John’s Church, Dromtariffe. Mass was Celebrated by Fr. Sean Hanafin, P.P. He congratulated the children and said he hoped that memories of this day will stay with them and strengthen them in the days ahead. He also paid tribute to their parents and teachers for their help in preparing the children for this day. He thanked the choir and organist- Hannah M. Tarrant and soloist- Ann Marie O’Riordan for enhancing the Celebration. First Communicants are-
Dromagh- Stephen Corbett, Diarmuid Keane, John Ed. Kiely, Tony O’Flynn and Becky Murphy.
Rathcoole- Siobhan Buckley, Anna Byrnes, Avril Dunlea, Rachel Keller-Sexton, Maura Murphy, Muireann O’Keeffe, Rachel O’Keeffe, Kathleen O’Leary, Sheila O’Riordan. Jason Collins, Luke Dennehy, Dan Drake, Danny Mullane, Conor O’Donoghue and Shane O’Riordan.
Macra Success- Congratulations to Neil Moylan, Banteer Macra Club in winning an All-Ireland title in Dublin City Talent competition in Solo-Instrumental section. Neil, who is son of Connie and Kathleen Moylan, Sally’s Cross, Kanturk, won the title at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on May 5th. last., playing the Piano, with his rendering of- The Green Fields of France and Promise Me. Neil defeated the three other finalists in the competition, with Michael Potterton from Athboy, Co. Meath, taking runner-up place, while playing The Button Accordion. Well done to Banteer Macra Club.
Wedding Bells- The Marriage took place in St. John’s Church, Dromagh of Kathleen O’Keeffe, Dromalour, Kanturk and Michael Breen, Kanturk. Fr. Sean Hanafin, P.P. Dromtariffe Officiated. The bride was attended by her sisters- Gobnait and Marie O’Keeffe, sisters of the Bride. Bestmen were Pat & Gerard Breen, brothers of the groom. The reception was held at Springfort Hall, Mallow and the honeymoon was spent in South Africa.
Wedding Bells. The Marriage took place at St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney of Anne Desmond, daughter of Michael and Mary Desmond, Glenlea and Timmie O’Keeffe, son of Billy and Winifred O’Keeffe, Keale, Derrinagree. Fr. John Ryan, C.C. Kilcorney Officiated. Assistant Celebrant was Fr. Sean Hanafin, P.P. Dromtariffe. The bride was attended by her sister- Nora O’Keeffe and by Jayne Desmond and Yvonne Brosnan. The Best man was- Laurence O’Keeffe, brother of the Groom and groomsman was Gerald McCarthy. Flower-girls were- Susan O’Keeffe and Emma O’Keeffe and page-boys were- James Desmond and Daniel Desmond. The reception was held at Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney and the honeymoon was spent in Crete.
Mass at Grotto- The Annual May Mass was Celebrated at Rathcoole Grotto on May 1st. and was Celebrated by Fr. Sean Hanafin. Dromtariffe. In his homily, he thanked all who had prepared the Grotto and surrounds and praised the congregation for their continued devotion to Our Lady and said it was always a wonderful part of the faith of the Irish people. He also thanked the school and Parish Choirs and Organist- Hannah. M. Tarrant for their wonderful contribution to the occasion. Despite the inclement weather on the day, the evening remained dry and mild for this annual occasion. During the month of May, the Rosary will be recited at the Grotto every evening at 8. P.M. and everybody is welcome.
Pilgrimage-On Apr.27th. A coach full of pilgrims travelled from Banteer, through Kanturk, Newmarket and Freemount to take part in the International Pilgrimage at Knock, in honour of Our Lady of all Nations. There was a huge attendance present and many had to endure the rain and high winds on the day, as the large Basilica there could only hold a portion of the large congregation present. The local group left about 7.A.M. and returned home about 11.P.M.
Wedding Bells- The Marriage took place in Cullen Church of Damien
Byrnes, youngest son of Michael and Catherine Byrnes, Knockcahill,
Rathcoole and Dolores Moynihan, daughter of Tony and Eileen Moynihan,
Moynihan, Coalpits, Cullen. Fr. Padraig Kennelly. C.C. Castleisland.
Assistant Celebrant – Fr. Thomas Gaine (friend of the family) The
bride was attended by her sisters- Gillian Kenny, (matron of Honour) and
Marcella Moynihan and (friend) Karen Kelly and by Mary O’Gorman
(sister of the Groom). Bestman was- Michael Bynes (brother of the groom)
Groomsmen were- Dominic and Martin Byrnes, (brothers of the Groom and
Kevin Murphy- (friend). Flower-girls were- Marie and Kate O’Gorman-
(nieces of the groom) and page-boy was Daniel Moynihan, (nephew of the
bride.) The Church-music was provided by The Forde Family, Millstreet
and the reception was held at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglanton.
Pilgrimage to Knock. Dromtariffe Pilgrimage to Knock shrine was held on
Sunday- May 19th. The group left at 7.A.M. and returned about 10.P.M.
They had stop-over at Kilcolgan, Co. Galway for meals and refreshments on
Both journeys. The weather held dry and mild for the occasion.
The untimely death occurred recently of Jerome Kiely, Curraraigue and it brought great grief to his family and community. He was a popular young man in the locality and was an active farmer, mainly sheep-farming.
He was a keen bowling follower and was no mean bowler himself, taking part in many local scores and representing the club both at home and throughout Mid-Cork.
The removal took place from McCarthy funeral home to St.Fursey’s Church and following funeral Mass, the burial took place in Banteer cemetery. He’s deeply regretted by his mother- Kathleen, the Kiely and McSweeney families. Also his aunts, uncles, grand-aunt and a wide circle of relatives and friends. R.I.P.
A.G.M.- The A.G.M. of Kilcorney Community Council was held in the community and was well attended. Chairman- Donie Howard welcomed the attendance and spoke of the many achievements of the past year, in particular, the outstanding success of the Kilcorney community Gymnasium. He thanked everyone, who helped to achieve such success especially the group of hard-working people, who helped to build and prepare the gymnasium. He also hoped that further success would be achieved in the years to come.
He paid special tribute to Marion Buckley, Millstreet, who has helped to compile the accounts of the community and produce balance sheet for their Annual General Meetings over the past twenty-one years. He said she had rendered a great service to this community and her work was much appreciated.
Secretary- Pat Golden gave a comprehensive report of all the activities at the centre over the past year and said it was the busiest year, since the hall was built. The treasurer’s report showed a healthy balance and it was adopted and signed. There were individual reports from all the nine groups, using the centre at the moment.
Donal Howard then chaired the election of officers, as he had decided to take a break from duties for a while. Committee elected were- President- Pat Sheehan, Chairman- Pat Golden, Vice-Chairman – Danny Sheehan. Hon. Sec.- Neil O’Shea, Treasurers- Mary Cotter & Peg Dennehy, P.R.O.- Donie Howard. Before the meeting ended, a vote of sympathy was extended to the families of Jerome Kiely and Michael Dennehy. Curraraigue, who had both passed to their reward in recent days. The proprietors of Bridge-Bar have long been associated with the community council and have made their premises available for fund-raising efforts on many occasions and were also very generous with sponsorship and fund-raising efforts. Sincere sympathy was extended to Breda and family on their great loss.
Death- The death took place recently in Crewe, in England of Margaret Barwick, (nee Golden , Blackrock, Kilcorney.) Margaret left Blackrock at a young age and entered he career of nursing, where she met her future husband- Dr. Colin. She always kept in regular contact with Kilcorney and always expressed the wish to be laid to rest in Kilcorney. The burial took place in the family grave after Requiem Mass in St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. She’s survived by her husband- Colin, sons- Robert, Martin, Paul and daughter- Nicola, son-in-law, grandchildren , brother sisters. R.I.P.
First Communion- On Sunday last, four boys from Kilcorney National School received their First Holy Communion in St. Nicholas’ Church,
Kilcorney. They were- Cormac Sheehan, Christopoher Sheehan, Daniel Golden and Lukas Mirtschrink.
Sincere thanks to teachers- Frank O’Connor & Christine O’Shea
And also to Fr. John Ryan for putting a very meaningful ceremony in place. Also great credit is due to the Kilcorney National School Choir for the beautiful singing. Refreshments were served afterwards in the local National School
Eucharistic Procession.- The Annual Eucharistic Procession took place in Dromtariffe on Sunday last, following the celebration of 11.A.M. Mass in St. John’s Church. The Monstrance was carried by Fr. Denis Quirke, former P.P. Dromtariffe, who was helping out with parish duties. The Procession continued from the Church to the Presbytery grounds, where the Solemn Blessing was imparted. The Rosary was recited and hymns were sung along he route. The ceremony ending with Benediction being held in the Church. The congregation was glad that the morning was dry and the weather was pleasant for the occasion.
On Saturday- June 1st. the 17th.annual All-Ireland Rosary Rally was held at Knock Shrine and as usual, a coach-full travelled from this locality and have done so, since the Rally commenced. The coach left from Cullen
village and picked up pilgrims in Ballydaly, Millstreet, Rathcoole and Banteer and was then full to capacity. Huge crowds again attended at Knock, as they have done over the years. The local group left about 6.30.A.M. and returned back to base about 11.P.M. Again, the weather obliged and the rain held off during the afternoon.
Sympathy- Sincere sympathy is extended on the death of Clare Dennehy,
Clonmoyle, Coachford. To her husband Tim, sons, daughters, extended
family and relatives. Sincere sympathy is extended from the Parishioners of
Kilcorney, Lyre and Banteer to Fr. Michael Dennehy, on the death of his
mother- Clare. Fr. Michael was former C.C. Kilcorney, before taking up
his Clerical appointment in Portsmouth Diocese. He was very friendly and
well liked by all the community and for a short-time, he obliged the
community by taking the Hon. Secretary-ship of Kilcorney Community
Council. The community wishes his well in his future Ministry.
Mass for deceased members- The Annual Mass for deceased members of Dromtariffe G.A.A. Club was Celebrated in their club-rooms at Dromahoe by Fr. Sean Hanafin, Dromtariffe and former club player- Fr. Peter Cronin, now retired P.P. Liverpool. It was the final celebration of it’s kind in the old club-house, which was opened in 1984. Future Celebrations like this will be held at the new clubrooms in Rathcoole.
Club members took part in the Celebration. Prayers for the faithful were read by Eoin Dennehy, Dominic Byrnes, Laura Cronin, Sean Collins and Dan Joe O’Keeffe. The Offertory gifts were presented by Erica O’Connell, Eugene Healy, Jessica O’Connell and Vintie Collins and Altar-servers were- Shane Murphy and Leonard Leader.
Vice-Chairman- Brendan O’Riordan- thanked both Priests and said it was fitting that Fr. Peter should be present for this final Celebration in the old club-rooms as he was a staunch member of the club, during the 1940s. He thanked all who had helped down the years and said that many of them had gone to their reward but he hoped their spirits would be with them in their new playing grounds in Rathcoole.
Community Games- Congratulations to the Millstreet district community games Question-time teams, who competed in All-Ireland Finals at Mosney, last week-end and did very well. The group included pupils from Rathcoole and Derrinagree National Schools. Well done to both teams and to the teachers and parents involved.
Mass at Grotto-
The 29th. Annual Mass was held on May 13th. at Kilcorney Grotto. The
Chief Celebrant was Fr. Sean Hanafin , P.P. Dromtariffe. He was assisted
By Fr. Liam Ryan P.P. Banteer, Fr. John Ryan, C.C. Kilcorney and also
Visiting Priest- Fr.Con. Kelleher. U.S.A. and formerly of Laught,
Rathcoole. Organist was Hannah M. Tarrant, Rathcoole and the
Denis Lane provided the amplification. Although the weather was bad,
The rain held up during the Mass and a good crowd attended.
Sponsored walk- The ladies club held their first annual sponsored walk
on Sunday May 26th. Thankfully the weather was kind. We would like to
thank all who participated in the walk, especially the girls who came from
Millstreet and the families of the players, who also joined in. Also
A special thank-you to all who sponsored the girls.
Dromtariffe ladies football news—Summer camps- Cork ladies board are
holding their annual Summer Camp in Dromtariffe-Aug. 12th to 16th.
10.A.M to 1. P.M. Expert coaching from Cork senior trainers will be
provided as well as each girl receiving a ladies replica jersey and leather
football. Details from, all National Schools and from Sharon O’Keeffe
Phone-58306. It’s open to all; girls in Duhallow from 7-14 years.
21st. Birthday- Congratulations to Louise O’Sullivan, younger daughter of Dan and Margaret O’Sullivan, Dromahoe, Dromagh, who celebrated her 21st. birthday with a double celebration- for her family and relatives and again with her former school-friends from Boherbue Comprehensive School, who all celebrated their coming of age with a joint celebration in Boherbue. Louise is student-nurse in Cork and we wish her every success in the future of her career.
Wedding Bells- The Marriage took place in St. Fursey’s Church, Banteer of Linda Ryan, only daughter of Paddy and Juliet Ryan, Knockbrack, Banteer and John Farrissey, Dromina. Fr. Liam Ryan Banteer Officiated. Assistant celebrant- Fr. Murphy, Dromina. The bride was attended by her cousins Carmel Ryan and Juliet Moynihan and her sisters-in-law- Mary Ryan and Catherine Ryan.. Bestman was Martin Farrissey, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were- John Ryan, brother of the Bride and David Noonan & Sean McCarthy,- friends of the groom. Flower-girls- Emma Ryan,(niece of the bride) and Clodagh Farrissey, (niece of the groom). Page boys were Davin and Padraig Ryan, nephews of the groom. Ring-bearer was Sean Ryan. The reception was held at Duhallow Park Hotel.
Lyre Quiz teams- tops again.
The above communities are very proud of the performance of Lyre National School Quiz Team members, who are tops again this year and have achieved tremendous success during the past year.
They commenced by winning the G.A.A. Quiz in Boherbue before last Christmas. They entered the Credit Union School Quiz, winning the local chapters outright and finishing in third place overall in the All-Ireland final, held at R.D.S. Dublin, last April.
Their recent major success was to win first place in the regional finals of the Credit Union ‘Sammy Stamps Quiz.’ The successful team members are- Marie Murphy, Fiona O’Riordan, Anthony Leahy and Daniel Murphy. The community wishes them every success in future competitions.
Annual Mass. The Annual Mass was Celebrated at Nadd Grotto on May
22nd. and was Celebrated by Fr. Liam Ryan, P.P. Banteer. In his homily, he thanked the committee and all who helped to prepare the Shrine. There was a good attendance and the rain held up during the Celebration. Amplification was provided by Dermot McCarthy as he had done, down the years. The village and surrounds were clean and neat and looked very well for the occasion.
Thank-You- Kilcorney Community Graveyard would like to than everyone who supported their Church-gate collection. Anybody, who would still like to make a contribution can do so by contacting Fr. John Ryan, Pat Golden, Ned Thornton or Danny Sheehan.
Death- The death of Michael Dennehy, Curraraigue took place in Mallow General hospital, following a brief illness. Mickie of course, was well known as proprietor of Moll Carthy’s Bridge-bar, along with his wife- Breda and family. The family were popular, not alone to their many customers but to all who availed of the hospitality of The Bridge Bar, over the decades.
It has been home to the bowling fraternity, over several years, where their official meetings were held and where they celebrated their success and defeat. It has also been the venue for Blackwater Valley Gun Club for meetings, get-togethers and celebrations and Mickie has also supervised many a gripping card-game in these premises.
He spent many years in the employment of Kilcorney Co-Operative Creamery, where he was a diligent and well-liked member of the staff. He’ll be sorely missed by his many friends, neighbours and customers and all who had come to know him in the homely atmosphere of The Bridge Bar establishment.
The removal took place from Manley’s funeral home to St. John’s Church, Dromtariffe. Chief Celebrant at his funeral Mass was his relative-,Fr. John O’Shea. In his homily, he recalled many wonderful memories and stories relating to Mickie and his life and times. The burial took place in .Mary’s cemetery. Millstreet, May he rest in peace. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife- Breda, son – Joseph, daughter-in-law- Nora, grandchildren, sisters- Mary & Hannie, Brothers- Jerry & Maurice, nephews and n nieces, brother-in –law, sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Sympathy- Sincere sympathy is extended on the untimely death of Mary McKnight, London and formerly of 21. Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet- to her husband- Jim, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
First Communion- The children of Banteer Primary School received their
First Holy Communion on May 11th. Mass was Celebrated by Fr. Liam
Ryan in St. Fursey’s Church, Banteer. First Communicants were-
Aisling Murphy, Helen Moore, Emma Ryan, Annie Sheehan, Nicole
Murphy, Ann-Marie Twomey, Clodagh Sexton, Emer Forde, Ellen Roche,
Debbie O’Neill, Bill Healy, Brian Cullinane, Brian Kearney, James
Morrisson and Stephen Kelleher. Banteer school choir were under the
baton of teacher Mary Corbett. First Communicants were prepared their
teacher- Bernie O’Connor.
In his homily, Fr. Ryan congratulated the children and thanked the teachers
and parents for their involvement.
Death of Eileen Walsh-
The untimely death of Eileen Walsh, Blackrock, Kilcorney came as a great shock to her family, relatives and neighbours. Eileen was well-known and popular member of this community. She was a capable manager of her farm in Blackrock and was ambitious in embracing new farming methods and techniques. She was a reliable, capable and caring neighbour and was very dependable, when help was required and often rendered help behind the scenes, unknown to many.
The removal took place from Manley’s funeral home to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney and following Concelebrated Funeral Mass, the burial took place in the local cemetery. She’s deeply regretted by her sister- Sheila Collins, brother-in-law- William, nephews, nieces and many relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy- Sympathy is extended on the death of Fr. Dan O’Callaghan, retired P.P. Clifton Diocese, England and formerly of Banteer House, Sincere sympathy to the O’Callaghan family, Banteer House and to all his relatives and friends. R.I.P.
Sincere sympathy is extended on the death of Peggy Buckley, Dromskehy, Dromagh, who recently passed to her reward. May she rest in peace.
death- The death took place at Mallow General Hospital of Paddy Kearney, Dromagh. Removal took place from McCarthy funeral home to St John’s Church, Dromtariffe. Following funeral Mass, the burial took place in St Fursey’s cemetery, Banteer. He’s regretted by his wife- Hannah, (nee Godsil), son- Jerry, daughter-in –law- Eileen, grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.
Dromtariffe I.C.A. held their A.G.M. in Dromtariffe community hall with a good attendance. Breda O’Riordan C.D.A. was present and complimented the guild o a very successful year. She also chaired the election of officers.- President- Mary O’Sullivan, V. President- Mary Downey, Hon. Sec. Patricia O’Sullivan, Assist. Sec. Mary Greaney, Treasurer- Anna Pigott, Assist. Treas. Noreen Carver, P.R.O. Kitty Collins
New Arrivals- Congratulations to the following local parents of new arrivals- Jim and Eileen O’Neill, Killetra, Dromagh on the birth of a baby-girl- Orla, to John & Margaret Hartnett, Gurrane, Dromagh on the birth of a baby-boy- Daniel Timothy and to Jimmy and Colette O’Connell, Meenskehy, Derrinagree on the birth of a baby-boy- James Anthony.
Kilcorney Feis- The 93rd.Annual Kilcorney Feis was held on May 26th. in Kilcorney centre, with a huge attendance of competitors. They had come from all over Munster and farther afield. Dancing competitions commenced at 10.30.A.M. and continued until 7.30.P,M, Other competitions continued in Kilcorney School from 1.30.P.M. The standard was high throughout and medals and trophies were well earned.
The Feis committee thanks Kilcorney Community Council for the use of the centre. They sincerely thank all the sponsors, who have contributed over the years. They are specially grateful to the group of helpers, who prepared the centre, erected the stage, helped out on the day and tidied up afterwards, without their help, the feis could not continue. As this feis has continued since 1910, it is in the interest of the local community to give it every attention, as it heads for it’s own centenary. The following are winners
Of the perpetual trophies- The Diarmuid O’Criodain memorial cup was won
By Eimear Arkins, Ruan, Co. Clare and the Aisling Cup went to Shane
O’Riordan, Rathcoole in the recitation section. In singing competitions, The
Healy Shield went to Mark Sheehan, Castletownroche and the Liam
O’Buachalla Memorial cup was won by Siobhan Moynihan Kilnamartyra for
traditional ballads. In Music competitions, the McCarthy T.V. & Elect. Cup
went to Alison O’Regan, Castledonovan, Drimaleague for tin- whistle.
There were five perpetual trophies for step-dancing- The Ann Murphy
Trophy went to Orla Horan of Rinnce na Riochta S.D. for reel- 7-9 yrs.
The Munster Joinery up won by Alison O’Regan, Cowhie-Ryan S.D. The
Kanturk Credit Union Cup for schools within the common bond was won
by Aileen Fehin, Murphy School of dancing. The Bennett memorial cup
went to Danny O’Sullivan, Cowhie-Ryan S.D. for hornpipe- 11-13.open and
the Jubilee shield was won by Rachel Murphy, O’Callaghan S.D. for open
reel and hornpipe.
School children from Derrinagree, Rathcoole and Banteer travelled to Cork
School Sports on June 7th. and brought several trophies, Derrinagee girls
Team of Elaine O’Connell, Chantel Cleary Lisa Kelleher and Laura Zenker
came 1st in U.14 relay and Elaine came 2nd in U.12 sprint. Their boys team
of John Crean, Cormac & Neil Galvin & Cormac O’Mahoney came 3rd. in
relay and Kevin Crowley, Cormac O’Mahoney & Ml. O’Brien also won
sprints. Banteer School children also did very well. Rathcoole brought a
record twenty-four trophies and the overall girls perpetual cup and last year
Rathcoole boys brought the overall cup. This year two boys relay teams
Came 2nd. and girls also came 2nd. in relay.
On the same day, Lyre school children had an outing to Fota Island and
despite the weather they enjoyed the day. On Thursday, Dromagh School
children travelled to Skibbereen and around West Cork. On the following
Saturday, Kilcorney older pupils also had an outing when they headed
for the Kingdom and visited Aqua-dome and Fenit.
Other school tours are presently being arranged before the holidays commence.
A long life may not be good enough
But a good life is long enough.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak
But their echoes are endless.
Lost yesterday, sometime
Between sunrise and sunset
Two golden hours
Each set with sixty diamond minutes.
No reward is offered
For they are gone forever.