Yesterday an objection was lodged with Cork County Council to the continued use of an 80 Mtr. Meteorological Mast on Mushera Mountain. This of course is paving the way for a wind farm on Mushera. There were over 200 Signatures attached to the Objection……yes, that is correct…..OVER 200 SIGNATURES. What is even more gratifying is that the Communities from Ballinagree, Aubane, Kilcorney, Millstreet and the Surrounding Area plus further afield came together to achieve this.
Many Thanks to Everyone for the great showing of Support.
Those that worked so hard under difficult circumstances are to be congratulated on their achievement. Keep up the good work.
St John’s GAA Club is raising funds and awareness this Movember for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives. Some of the dedicated Participants are photographed below and they will be growing a beard or a moustache during the month of November 2020. They need your help. Please donate to support men’s health. The link to Donate to this Movember 2020 Project is HERE. We thank Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima for alerting us to the praiseworthy annual Project. (S.R.)
Filming for Mary Berry’s BBC2 Food Programme in Ireland appears to have taken place in the Autumn of 2019. She arrived in style on a fairly wet day at Mushera and enjoyed a delicious picnic while sitting on the famous Kerryman’s Table. Here we share some of the images from tonight’s showing of the excellent programme on BBC2 (23rd Sept. 2020). Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Mary Berry Enjoys a Picnic at Kerryman’s Table on BBC2”
A rare Green/Blue Flash is observed on the rim of the Sun, as it sets between Musherabeg and Musheramore on Monday evening April 13th 2020. The flash occurs only in specific conditions. It was captured by Denis Walsh with a zoom lens from near Cork Airport. (It is best seen on a large screen). [read more …] “Green Flash at Sunset over Mushera”
Last Wednesday evening May 29th 2019 saw the first Trail Race on Mushera. Organised by the Munster Mountain Running Association. 52 runners took part in what was an enjoyable race in foggy and windy conditions. Videos below was taken just above St.John’s Well. Photos, results etc are below:
Well done to the Race Director Jerry & his team who made sure the @MMRA_2018 Trail Run on #Mushera went off without a hitch!
Several units of the Cork County Fire Service spent a number of hours last night attending a scrub and gorse fire on Mushera Mountain … The fire broke out at around 5 o`clock. Units of the fire service from Millstreet, Macroom and Kanturk responded, and the incident was brought under control shortly before 10pm and crews returned to base. [C103]
Well done indeed to talented Photographer Shane McCarthy of Carriganima who recently climbed Mushera Mountain to its summit and captured two splendid images including the rare picture of the Cross at the summit. God bless Shane’s energy to climb such a challenging height. We wish to express our sincere thanks for sharing such treasured views. Click on the images to enlarge.(S.R.)
Several bags of rubbish carelessly dumped on Knocknakilla Road, Mushera Mountain, near the entrance to Millstreet Country Park. There’s nappies, food, clothes, and even knives and broken glass everywhere. It’s a horrible eyesore. Please stop this disgusting behavior.
Spectacular drone footage from the Butter Road along the the side of Mushera, to the car park at the top of Togher, and down the Brandy towards Kilcorney. Footage is from Millstreet Vintage Club’s run for May, and was taken by Munster Drone Services
This video was taken about a week before Christmas when everything North of the mountain was blanketed in fog. – with thanks to Kathleen for this video
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People from Aubane and other parts of Millstreet Parish on the morning of Christmas Day
Climb to the summit of Mushera Mountain quite a daunting task one has to say
For those who sponsor them for their favorite charity for this credit in heaps they are due
To climb Mushera in the depths of Winter to a cause one would have to be true
On Christmas morning no matter what the weather they scale the heights of Mushera hill
It may be frosty, raining or snowing or the gale force winds blowing a cold chill
The Mushera Christmas morning climbers some of them years ago were young
For their courage they are well worth admiring and their praises deserve to be sung [read more …] “The Mushera Christmas Morning Climbers”
A week ago there was a sudden and unexpected heavy snowfall which blanketed the area, especially Mushera which got a good deep cover. While it’s lovely to look at, hopefully it will be the last one of the year, and that the weather will pick up, after what has been an awful winter. (With thanks to Paul/Noreen O’Connor who took the 30+ photos below at dawn last Sunday in the Mushera / Knocknakilla area).
The memories with me are all that does remain
I will never fell pine trees by Mushera again
In all sorts of weather wind, sun, frost and rain
With brown rain water flowing in every drain
Across the high country the cold winds did blow
And old Mushera was often in his hat of snow
Late Winter in Mushera can be a cold and wet time of year
The wind soughing in the pine trees in fancy i hear [read more …] “Of My Time On Mushera”
The wonderful weather this last fortnight has encouraged us all to get out and enjoy the fine weather while it lasted. A local cyclist took this nice video of a cycle on the outskirts of Millstreet Country Park, starting at Knocknakilla, and finishing at Clochaneer Cross on the Butter Road – taken with a Garmin VIRB mounted on his helmet.
Fr. James McSweeney has alerted us to current icy road conditions in the Mushera area – especially on the road between the Kerryman’s Table and Togher. He emphasises that conditions are significantly dangerous. Thank you, Fr. James, for this all-important notice.We wish all road users safe journeys. (S.R.)
Today is St. Hilary’s feast day, traditionally the coldest day of the year. So it was not unexpected that we awoke to a blanket of snow in town as well as the hills around us (it’s the second snowy morning this winter). We may get a few more flurries as the day goes on, but it could also be rain :-/.
But please be aware that the forecast for the next few days isn’t great. Tomorrow afternoon until Thursday is going to be very windy and wet too, and after that it will get cold barely getting above freezing during the day, and getting even colder at the weekend. More details below: