Mushera Platform Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance Sunday April 28th

Mushera Platform Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance at the Marquee in Ballinagree (at the Back of Laine Bar) 

Sunday April 28th 2019 from 3pm to 5.30pm,Spot Prizes on Door Tickets,Proceeds to Ballinagree Playground 

 

Superb Mushera Mountain Views by Shane McCarthy of Carriganima

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 viewsClick on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

The Mushera Christmas Morning Climbers

Photo: Christmas Day 2002 on top of Mushera. This year’s Annual Christmas Morning Climb of Mushera takes place on Christmas Day Morning Sunday 25 December at 10.30 am.This year the proceeds go to Reach Out Cancer Support Group.

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
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Wonderfully Impressive Tribute to “The Bard” at Mushera on Sunday

Blessed with perfect weather on Sunday at 2pm a most impressive ceremony was held at Mushera - near The Kerryman's Table - honouring the famous "Bard" with the unveiling of a magnificent plaque. We recorded the very historic event for LTV2 Millstreet and for Cork Music Station. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Blessed with perfect weather on Sunday, 14th August 2016 at 2pm a most impressive ceremony was held at Mushera – near The Kerryman’s Table – honouring the famous “Bard” with the unveiling of a magnificent plaque. A minute’s silence took place during the splendid ceremony for the late Tom Goggin.  We recorded the very historic event for LTV2 Millstreet and for Cork Music Station. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Last Snow of the Winter ?

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).

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Re-Scheduled Open-Air Dancing at Mushera Platform next Sunday Afternoon August 30

mushyRe-Scheduled Open-Air Dancing at The Mushera Platform will be held next Sunday August 30 between 3.00 and 5.30.

Music by Mike Helen and Southern Pride with Special Guest (The Wanted Man) 

Everyone Welcome.

Of My Time On Mushera

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”

From the top of Musheramore

Caherbarnagh, Clara, and the Brandon Mountains on the horizon in the haze. Taken from Musheramore, by William Glasgow Howe, a member of one of a number of group of walkers that passed this way over the Duhallow Way in the last few days. (16th April 2015). Click the photo to see more from their walk.

Speaking of being on the top mountains, the annual Clara Mountain Run is on tomorrow (Sunday) evening at 7pm starting at the West End. The race is open to all, and full race details are on IMRA.ie

Presentation of Christmas Mushera Climb Cheque to Community Alert Group

A superb cheque in excess of €800.00 was presented by the Coordinating Group of the Annual Christmas Mushera Climb to the Aubane Community Alert Group at Aubane Community Centre this Tuesday night 20th January 2015.  Some one hundred people participated in the Mushera Climb.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
A superb cheque in excess of €800.00 was presented by the Coordinating Group of the Annual Christmas Mushera Climb to the Aubane Community Alert Group at Aubane Community Centre this Tuesday night 20th January 2015.   Bernard Crowley (on left) accepts the cheque from John Dineen.  Some one hundred people participated in the Mushera Climb. The two youngest Climbers are pictured in front above.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Dangerous Road Conditions in Mushera Area Currently

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.)

A Snowy Morning – wind, rain, and cold to come

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Snow on Mushera this morning – photo by Donal Cashman

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:

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John Kelleher’s Leprechaun

from the Paranormal Database:

John Kelleher captured a leprechaun under a rock near the summit of Mushera  mountain, and agreed only to let the creature go if it gave him a purse of coins. The little man told Kelleher that if he dug where he stood, he would find the purse. Kelleher let the leprechaun go, stuck a stick in the ground to mark the position and went home to find a shovel. Returning a short time later, the man found hundreds of identical sticks all stuck in the earth around the area. (the date of this is unkown)

Mushera Christmas Morning Climb

2014-12-25 Mushera Christmas Day Climb 05 - Some of the group at the topA lovely bright crisp morning greeted climbers for the annual Mushera Christmas Morning Climb, and a crowd of well in excess of a hundred took to the mountain to create an appetite for their Christmas dinner (or get away from the cooking of it!). This year the proceeds were in aid of the newly formed Aubane Community Alert, who added: “Many thanks to those who donated. The fund is still open. Sponorships cards still available”.


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Climb Mushera on Christmas Day

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A few of those that climbed Mushera on Christmas Day in 2013

The Annual Christmas Day Morning Climb will take place on Thursday Christmas Day Morning at 10.30 am. Meeting place is St Johns Well Car park or the Millstreet Country Park Entrance. This year the proceeds are in Aid of Aubane Community Alert. Sponsorship Cards will soon be available from Sonia O’Riordan Secretary or John F Kelleher Chairperson any Aubane Social Club member. Donations can be given on the day as there will be a bucket. Hope you all can make it…

See the Aubane Page for further details

First Snowman of the Winter !

The first snows arrived about 6:30 on Thursday morning. There wasn’t much in town, but there was a nice bit on the hills. One of our braver readers made a snowman and took some nice photos in the morning sunshine on his way to work at the top of Togher. Click the images for full size

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Aubane Christmas Party

Join us here in Aubane at Aubane Community Centre this Friday 12 December for our Annual Aubane Community Mass & Party. It will begin with Mass, followed by a night of great entertainment from a local trad group and the very popular Millstreet Community Singers. All are welcome. If you would like a sponsorship card for this years xmas day cllimb up Mushera you can get one from Sonya O’Riordan or John F Kelleher 086 1942161. This year the proceeds go to Aubane Community Alert.

– more details on the Aubane Page

Mushera’s Paddy Keeffe

I only knew Mushera’s Paddy Keeffe as a very old man
He was then in the twilight of his long life span
The physical wear of time on him did show
With a cane’s assistance he was walking slow

Ireland’s best two mile hurdler when in his life’s prime
Though this is going back many decades in time
Few in Ireland could match it with him on his day
The best of Mushera Valley of him one can say [read more …] “Mushera’s Paddy Keeffe”

On top of Mushera with a GoPro

Last week we had a video of a drone over Mushera, now there’s a video of someone with a GoPro video camera on top of Mushera. The video starts looking down at the gates of the Country Park, then turns around and up to the mound of stones at the very top which in older days held a wooden cross. then down to the cross overlooking balllinagree, down to the other St.John’s Well (there’s 3 wells on Mushera) and on…