Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1151 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold, icy, snowy, wintery Tuesday Morning.
This morning we send our best wishes to the lovely Sheila O Riordan formerly of Ballydaly and now at Teach Altra, on celebrating her 100th birthday. Her family and friends have planned a gala party to mark her big event, and we wish her continued health and happiness in the future.
All are invited to the Official opening of our E Centre in the Town Square on to-morrow Wednesday at 3.30 pm.
The Annual Machinery Show which was held at the Green Glens Arena for two days last week drew great crowds, and exhibitors were very pleased with the results. Local businesses also benefited from the extra crowds that it brought into town.
Next up at the same venue will be the spectacular Bride and Groom Show on February 9/10th.
The proceeds of the Mushera Mountain Annual Christmas Day Climb will be presented to “Suicide Aware” on Wednesday, the 23rd January at 8.00pm sharp at Aubane Community Centre. Those with sponsorship cards might please attend early at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!!!!
If you are unable to attend, you can return your sponsorship cards to either John F Kelleher, Secretary – 086 1942161 or Sonya O’Riordan, PRO – 087 2285570.
Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1148 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best as I welcome you all to the year 2013, on this nice calm Tuesday morning.
Christmas is over for another year and life is returning to normal as we head off into the New Year. We had a wonderful Christmas, in that we had no sensations or tragedies during the Festive Season. Our streets were lit up in a manner which our town could afford and the shops and services did well.
Local Voluntary bodies made every effort to make it a good Christmas for everyone. Church services were a joy, with all three churches of the parish brightly lit and suitably decorated, and well trained choirs filling them with the message of Christmas. All the Schools did the story of Christmas.
150 people did the annual Christmas Day Climb of Mushera Mountain on Christmas Day and raised great money in aid of Suicide Awareness.
Our lovely Pipe Band played in the New Year in their own inimitable way as they do every year.
“The Bureau of Military History Collection, 1913-1921 (BMH) is a collection of 1,773 witness statements; 334 sets of contemporary documents; 42 sets of photographs and 13 voice recordings that were collected by the State between 1947 and 1957, in order to gather primary source material for the revolutionary period in Ireland from 1913 to 1921. The Bureau’s official brief was ‘to assemble and co-ordinate material to form the basis for the compilation of the history of the movement for Independence from the formation of the Irish Volunteers on 25th November 1913, to the 11th July 1921’ (report of the Director, 1957).”
The Blackwater Way (the combined Duhallow and Avondhu Ways) is a 168 kilometre linear long distance walking route that stretches from the borders of west County Waterford across north County Cork and into the County of Kerry, following the valley of the River Blackwater. It in turn is part of the European E8 route which stretches from Kenmare to Bulgaria (some 4,300km). Here we highlight part of the route near Millstreet, from Mushera to Bweeing, a route which is described on WalkingRoutes.ie
“This is the complete section from the pub at Bweeng to the Carpark at Mushera (at the highest point of the butter road). The sections across Mossy Bed and Nadd Bog are very wet all year round. Forest operations at the start of the Nadd bog section means that the way markings are [read more …] “Blackwater Way – Trail from Mushera to Bweeng”
Pictured are some of the 150+ who did the annual Mushera Christmas Day Climb today in aid of Suicide Aware. Early climbers were hit with fog and rain, but those that were a bit late were treated to a lovely day of sunshine on top. Well done to all involved, and if you didn’t meet Mary at the bottom, you can get your sponsorship card from her at 087-6800698, or from any of the Aubane Social Club members. [read more …] “Mushera Christmas Day Climb in aid of Suicide Aware”
Aubane Social Club Annual Christmas Morning Climb takes place Tuesday 25th December at 10.30 am, meeting place at St John ‘s Well Car Park. The Climb this year is in Aid of Sucide Aware. Sponsorship cards available From Aubane Social Club Secretary John F. Kelleher (086 1942161). Please give it your best support as this is a very worthy charity… [read more …] “Mushera Christmas Climb 2012 – in aid of Suicide Aware”
The above gorgeous photo is of a sunset at the start of September taken from St.John’s Well on the side of Mushera, with the sun setting over Caherbarnagh and Clara Mountain out on it’s own on the right. It was kindly given to us by Clement Carroll of Carroll Wedding Photography.
Across so many bridges above river, stream and rill
Up the steep rise from Rylane to Mushera and to Aubane downhill
And on uphill to Tullig the road winds up and down
The back road from Cork City that leads to Millstreet Town.
A narrow mountain roadway through the hilly countryside
Through a rugged scenic valley that is known far and wide
Since tourists from all Nations have often passed this way
The scenery breathtaking on a clear and windless day.
Aubane Social Club presenting the proceeds of the Annual Mushera Christmas Day Climb to The St.John’s Well Committee on Thursday 26 January 2012 in Aubane Community Centre – from the Aubane Community Facebook Page
Christmas Day Mushera Charity Climb 2011 – above are some of the weather beaten climbers at the top of Mushera who are raising money this year for the upkeep of St.Johns well on the slopes of Mushera. There were lots of more climbers on the mountain today, but they didn’t linger at the top [read more …] “Mushera Christmas Day Charity Climb”
He was the great hero of Mushera the All Ireland two mile hurdle champion of nineteen hundred and ten
I knew him when i was a youngster he was showing the wear of time then
He did not have to boast of his achievements his great record did say it all
When Duhallow old timers talked of famous athletes Paddy Keeffe’s name was one they did recall
In two mile hurdles in his prime in Ireland he was the number one athlete
But he never went to the Olympics Ireland then as a team did not compete [read more …] “The Great Hero Of Mushera”
The narrow road by old Mushera it winds up and down
The backway from Cork through Rylane that ends at Millstreet Town
In Winter the drivers crawl slow through the fog
That steals down the mountain and cloaks Togher Bog
But the scenery is breathtaking on a nice Summer’s day
For the tourist who drives on the mountain roadway
The Boggeragh Ranges above you the valley below
By the hills where gorse, heather and bracken do grow
Where in Spring and in Summer the male lark does fly
Up from the rank bracken to sing in the sky
A small speck in the universe till in gray clouds he disappear
The bird out of sight though his music one hear
On the narrow high road by Mushera from here far away
The tourist amazed at the beauty today.
The North Cork Radio Group have just been awarded a Group call-sign EI1NC (echo India 1 November Charlie).
In celebration of gaining this call and also International Marconi day (commemorating the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi), the Group will be holding a field day event from the mountain of Musheramore at Millstreet north Co Cork today, 24th and weather permitting running through into Sun 25th.
Operation will start at approx 10:30am on most, if not all bands. Further info about our group and its future plans will be accessible via northcorkradiogroup.com.
Despite the roads being treacherous because of rain freezing when it hit the ground, there was a good crowd who were all in good spirits. The ground was hard and icy, but the heather was good for getting grip. Thankfully it stopped raining for most of the walk, except for the last few minutes on the way down, and the wind was not as strong as it has been in the past, but the mountain was shrouded in cloud while we were up there. At the top, and on behalf of the Baby Jacob Trust Fund Jerry Pat O’Leary thanked everyone for their efforts in the difficult weather.
Wishing everyone a very happy and a peaceful Christmas.
First snow fell on the Mushera and Caherbarnagh Saturday 28th November 2009. These photos are of the cross on top of Mushera. The cloud underneath was a freezing fog that lingered all day long. (pics. Brenda Barrett)
Our condolences go to the family of Paddy Mulcahy from Cork who died while out walking on Musheramore just above the Millstreet Country Park last Sunday September 13th during the recent fine spell. His son Thomás has written about this on his blog.
Paddy died suddenly on a lovely sunny September day in a beautiful spot called Musheramore, a small hill in northeast Cork, near Millstreet, while out hillwalking with his wife and friends.
Lance Armstrong pictured second from right during the recent Tour of Ireland cycling race approaching the pass over Musheramore (known locally as Togher). The race later passed through Millstreet Town twice on its way to Killarney (pic. Andreas Zenker)
I stumbled across some pictures on flickr.com taken around Mushera Mountain and St John’s Well in July 2005 by a visitor to the area. I just thought some of ye might like to see them. The photography is simple but good, and even though the weather was dull, it shows Mushera as it’s beautiful peaceful self. I’ve put in a couple of the photo’s below, but you can see them all as a slide-show if you follow this link:
The Jack and Jill Childrens Foundation – Helping the forgotten children of Ireland.
Christmas Morning 2002 sponsored climb to the top of Mushera Mountain – half of the amount collected went to The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation
What does the foundation do?
The Jack and Jill Children’s foundation helps to alleviate the very
distressful suffering experienced by the tiny babies born with severe
development delay until they reach the age of four years. Today the sad
reality in Ireland is that succour for children under four years of age and
their family is at best underdeveloped and at worst non-existent. Most
people are not aware of this distressing “age gap” in healthcare services.
These tiny babies and their parents could be the forgotten people of Irish
society. So the Jack and Jill Children’s foundation was set up to help these
babies and their families.
The Jack and Jill foundation helps these tiny babies and their families by
providing them with early intervention and home respite care. At present
they have over 200 children and their families under their wing all over
Aubane Social Club raise money for the Jack and Jill foundation.
On Christmas day 2002 at 10.30 a.m seventy people climbed Mushera mountain
in aid of the Jack and Jill foundation. It was the largest turnout of people
ever to participate in the annual mountain climb. The duration of the climb
was 2 hours. On the day sponsor card were given to each climber. On January
2003 the total sum of 3,500 euro was presented two charities. 1750 euros was
presented to Hannah Crowley representing the Jack and Jill foundation and
1750 to the Daniel Brosnan Desmond Fund.
– from an old Millstreet website: http://homepage.eircom.net/~millstreetupdate/parish%20news.html