Carriganima’s “Ár Scéal Féin / Our Own Story” is Now on Sale

We thank Brendan O’Keeffe for the following important update on the publication of a truly magnificent Book commemorating the centenary of the death of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.   We also share 15 images so as to illustrate the fascinating material within this historic publication.  Sincere congratulations to the Coordinating Committee.  Please tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)  
Carriganima Community Development Association is pleased to announce that the special publication ‘Ár Scéal Féin / Our own story’ is now on sale.  This book was compiled to mark the centenary of Carriganima native, An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  Centenary celebrations had been scheduled for March 20, but, due to the current restrictions, these had to be postponed.
Ár Scéal Féin is an interesting, lively and insightful compendium of stories, recitations, folklore, wit, memories and photographs of life in Carriganima and the surrounding areas over the past one-hundred years.  It was edited by James O’Leary, who also penned some of the beautiful articles.  James and the members of Carriganima Community Development Association are most grateful to all those who contributed, in any way, to the book.
Ár Scéal Féin retails at €20 / copy, and can be purchased from the following: Healy’s Shop / Clondrohid Post Office; Ó Luaghasa’s Centra and Post Office, Baile Mhic Íre; M. & J. Kelleher Oils Clondrohid; and Ring’s Garage Carriganima.  Copies can also be had from Joe’OLeary, Carriganima and Brendan O’Keeffe (Cloghoulabeg, Eircode: P51 KF68).  Joe and Brendan have put the books in their front porches, so you can collect and pay for your copy of the book, while complying with the social distance regulations.

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“Discover Duhallow” News Magazine Launched by IRD Duhallow

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)  This is the first issue of the recently launched “Discover Duhallow”.  It’s available free in the local shops and will appear on a regular basis.   Each area in Duhallow is given at least one page to share its local news.         Every success to all those associated with this uplifting new publication “Discover Duhallow” which will undoubtedly be a wonderful source of communication throughout Duhallow and beyond.  We look forward to sharing useful information, updates and images relating to Millstreet Parish.  For over thirty years the “Clara News” publication which appeared nine times per year was an all-important aspect of Millstreet life and was greatly missed when it ceased publication some years ago.   Our local website www.millstreet.ie has now become the central means of communication here in Millstreet (and John Tarrant’s Millstreet Notes in the weekly “Corkman” as well as Eily Buckley’s Weekly Report on C103) but an actual colour publication which one can physically hold and pass on to others will certainly also be warmly welcomed.   And we all look forward also to having lots of insights into the many other towns, villages and townlands of Duhallow as portrayed in future editions of “Discover Duhallow”.  Heartfelt congratulations to IRD Duhallow on taking this very welcome initiative.  (S.R.)