One of the major agribusiness news items during the week was that Coca-Cola are planning to set up a milk plant in Ireland. Not exceptional news as it is well known that Coca-cola is moving to diversify away from sugary drinks.
However, speaking to John yesterday, he was telling us that Coca-Cola have actually been exploring the possibility of setting up their milk plant on the site of the old creamery in Kilcorney. He added that they have been contacting local dairy farmers, if they would be interested supplying their milk directly to the new Coke plant.
Apparently, the response has been overwhelmingly positive, and it is hoped that if the plant goes ahead, the new plant can create a lot of employment for the area, just like the Nutricia infant formula plant has done for Kilmurray.
This superbly professional DVD by the very talented Tadhg Curtin was officially launched at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar, Kilcorney on 7th Nov. 2018 (illustrated below) attended by members of Millstreet Men’s Shed. Click on the images to enlarge. A brief trailer of the DVD is also shared below.(S.R.)
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.
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.
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