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.)
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:
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)
A 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”.
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…
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