Friends of the Children of Chernobyl – Rathmore Branch – 1997-2017 

Friends of the Children of Chernobyl
Rathmore Branch
1997-2017  – 21st Celebration

The Friends of the Children of Chernobyl Rathmore Branch are celebrating their 21st year of hosting Belarusian children and their interpreters.

To honour this occasion we will have a special Mass on Wednesday 19th July at 7.30pm  in Rathmore Church followed by light refreshments in Teach Íosagáin.

We would like to invite all of you who helped in any way since 1997.  We look forward to meeting you all on the night.

We thank Eileen for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Rathmore RC Parish: Location of Chapels in 1845

The February 3, 1845 baptism of my great-great-grandfather Patrick Harrington (1845-1915) is recorded in the parish registry of Rathmore RC parish. According to the register, Patrick’s parents were John Harrington and Catherine Crimmen, and the family’s residence was Knocknaloman. Rev. Eugene Murphy performed the baptism.

I am trying to determine the chapel in Rathmore RC parish in which Patrick’s baptism probably occurred. Lewis’s “Topographical Dictionary of Ireland” (1837) identifies several chapels in the eastern district of the parish as of 1837–one at Knocknacoppel, one at “Griorguillea” (I assume Gneevgullia?), “recently rebuilt”, one at Knocknagree, and one described somewhat mysteriously as being “attached to the establishment at Rathmore open to the public”. [ref]

The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage website states that the current Roman Catholic church at Rathmore, St. Joseph’s, was not built until about 1865, but that there was an “earlier building” on the site, built in about 1800–presumably also a chapel. [ref]

My assumption is that if there was any kind of chapel at Rathmore in 1845, Patrick’s parents would have had him baptized there, since Rathmore was closer to Knocknaloman than the other Rathmore parish chapels.

If anyone is aware of other good sources of information about which chapels existed in Rathmore parish in 1845, or any other information that might provide a clue as to where Patrick may have been baptized, I would be very interested in hearing of it.

Thanks in advance for any possible help!
Bob Kenney, Potomac, Maryland <email>
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Rathmore St.Patrick Day Parade

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Grand Marshall Mary Hickey – 2014 Kerry Rose, and teacher at Presentation NS Millstreet

The sixth annual Rathmore St.Patrick Day Parade takes place on

Sunday March 13th. 2016 at 2pm

Led by this year’s Grand Marshall – Mary Hickey former Kerry rose

ALL FLOATS WELCOME:  Categories are: Best overall float, and Frank Buckley cup; Best vintage vehicle; Best commercial float; Best organisation / group; Best window display; Best dressed buggy / prism; Best dressed pet!

Further information from 0876676817, No Street Traders

Kerry Football Team Homecoming at Rathmore on 22nd Sept. 2014

On this All-Ireland Football Sunday with Kerry and Dublin playing in Croke Park we recall the royal welcome accorded to the victorious Kerry Team on Monday, 22nd September 2014. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
On this All-Ireland Football Sunday (20th Sept. 2015) with Kerry and Dublin playing in Croke Park we recall the royal welcome accorded to the victorious Kerry Team on Monday, 22nd September 2014. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

54Kerry Football Team Homecoming in Rathmore 2014 -60039Kerry Football Team Homecoming in Rathmore 2014 -60028Kerry Football Team Homecoming in Rathmore 2014 -60023Kerry Football Team Homecoming in Rathmore 2014 -600Rathmore Station was a sea of green and gold with hugely enthusiastic supporters.  Let’s view further scenes from the most memorable sporting [read more …] “Kerry Football Team Homecoming at Rathmore on 22nd Sept. 2014”

Cake & Coffee in aid of Brú Colombanus

http://www.brucolumbanus.com/wp-content/themes/BruColumbanus/i/logo.jpgCake sale & coffee morning /evening in aid of Brú Colombanus at Sugar Café & Restaurant Rathmore On Tuesday 11th of August from 9am to 12pm and 6pm to 8pm.

We are fundraising for Bru columbanus, to show our support for our colleague Katie Cremin. Brú Colombanus is an independent charity that provides “home from home” accommodation for relatives of seriously ill patients. It allows the Cremin family to be there with Katie and provide that friendly smile when ever she needs it.

All donations and baking welcome at any time. For any queries please contact Tonya directly on 087 7637646 or Sugar Cafe on 064 7761822.

Please show your support for this worthy cause and enjoy a coffee and a chat.

Wonderful Tribute to the late Joan Sheehan of Rathmore

We thank Angela Sheehan for this excellent tribute to her late mother, Joan of Shinnagh, Rathmore.  This uplifing feature appeared on "Kerry's Eye" on 14th May 2015.  Joan had many Friends in the Millstreet area and was equally popular far beyond.  Ar dheis Dé to raibh a hanam dílis.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We thank Angela Sheehan for this excellent tribute to her late mother, Joan of Shinnagh, Rathmore. This uplifing feature appeared in “Kerry’s Eye” Newspaper on 14th May 2015. Joan had many Friends in the Millstreet area and was equally popular far beyond. Ar dheis Dé to raibh a hanam dílis. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Gwella Clinic – Get Well Naturally

Gwella Clinic - Get Well Naturally - logoHolistic health therapies, Gwella Clinic, Rathmore. For eczema and other rashes, digestive problem, migraines and other chronic problems. Finding out allergies, other causes and giving the solution. Also now available hypnotherapy for weight, smoking, phobias etc.

Telephone Marie @ 064-7761809 / 085-1367488, and visit us online at  gwellaclinic.com

New Community Market in Rathmore

Teach Iosagain

A new community market will be starting up on Fridays from 10.30-1.30pm in Teach Iosagain, Rathmore.

The first market will take place on Friday 20th March, where there will be a variety of items for sale from artisan food producers and crafters.

Contact Tony for more information on 083-1588404

Little Red Riding Hood – a Marion Players Pantomine

Marian Players Rathmore presents their 28th Annual Pantomime. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD opens in The Community Centre Rathmore on Saturday January 24th @ 7:30pm, with matinees on the following two Sundays @ 3.00 pm. There are additional night shows on Wednesday, January 28th, Thursday January 29th, and Saturday January 31st @ 7:30pm. and Sunday 1st February booking Tel: 064-7758526. All proceed to Kerry Parents Friends Association. A show not to be missed. [Further details]

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Rathmore left without a GP

A story on the Kerry Today programme on Radio Kerry yesterday highlighted how Rathmore has been left without a GP due to the only doctor retiring, and how 500 medical card patients were transferred to Millstreet Medical Centre at the last minute. Apparently the patients will have to travel to Millstreet until a new medical centre is prepared in Rathmore which will take a good few months.
Kerry Today presenter Jerry O’Sullivan talks to FF Cllr Niall Kelliher about the last minute notice to patients that they now have to travel to Millstreet to see a doctor.


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More:

HSE has confirms a GP has been secured for Rathmore – In November, 500 medical card patients were forced to travel to Millstreet for GP services, when the doctor in Rathmore retired. Following a question posed at the Southern Health Forum by … Radio Kerry (6th April 2015)

GP Struggles with Kerry Setup A GP appointed to provide services in Rathmore, Co Kerry, back in November 2014, will only be able to secure premises in the small town next JanuaryIrish Medical Times (29th Sept 2015)

Rathmore Needs Full GP Service, not a few hours – the Kerryman (30th Sept 2015)

Presentation of €16,500.00 Cheque Following Rathmore Pantomime 2014

Photographer supreme, Sheila Fitzgerald, expresses her amazement at the hugely impressive cheque of €16,500.00 being presented by Ailish Coakley following the wonderfully successful "Robinson Crusoe" Rathmore Pantomime 2014 to Gillian Kenny representing the Tarman Centre, Rathmore.  More pictures to follow later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Photographer supreme, Sheila Fitzgerald, expresses her amazement at the hugely impressive cheque of €16,500.00 being presented by Eilish Coakley following the wonderfully successful “Robinson Crusoe” Rathmore Pantomime 2014 to Gillian Kenny representing Tearmann Lodge, Rathmore. More pictures to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Members of the splendid Rathmore Pantomime present for the cheque presentation at "The Star Bar", Rathmore on Thursday, 27th February 2014.
Members of the splendid Rathmore Pantomime Marian Players attending the cheque presentation at “The Star Bar”, Rathmore on Thursday, 27th February 2014.

Presentation of Cheque on 27/02/2014 in Rathmore

 

Sam in Rathmore

Fr.Gerard O'Leary and Garda Paul O'Donovan in Rathmore to welcome the Kerry team back into Kerry yesterday after their victory in the All-Ireland Football Final
Fr.Gerard O'Leary and Garda Paul O'Donovan, both based in Millstreet, both originally from Kerry, were in Rathmore to welcome the Kerry team back into Kerry yesterday after their victory in the All-Ireland Football Final

LTV2 Millstreet, in the interest of objectivity, balance and neighbourliness travelled to Rathmore Railway Station on Monday, 21st September 2009 to record the warm welcome accorded to the Kerry team as they brought back the famous Sam Maguire Cup.   Our pictures illustrate a wealth of colour as well as scenes of heartfelt happiness and energetic enthusiasm.    There was a great media presence including Paschal Sheehy broadcasting live for RTÉ 1 television.   Mike Sheehan, Sheila and I covered local television recording (which Seán Murphy had done so well on previous occasions).   Great credit is due to Rathmore GAA and Irish Rail for organising the historic event so superbly and so very safely.    The many decorations (especially the front garden of a residence in Rathduane) illustrating the Kingdom colours truly enhanced the festive atmosphere.
Well, hopefully in 2010 we shall be travelling to Mallow or Cork extending a similar sincere welcome to the Sam Maguire Cup! (Seán Radley for LTV2 Millstreet and for www.millstreet.ie) … loads of more photos below:

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