Blessed with glorious sunny weather the annual very colourful St. Patrick’s Parade took place in Rathmore at 2pm today. The excellent MC was Brian Kelly and the overall parade had been superbly organized by Michael O’Mahony assisted by a dedicated Committee. Margaret Bourke and Noel Buckley were the Judges of the wonderfully high standard entries. The main Cup went to Hollymount N.S. while many others received very well deserved prizes. Here we share some 22 images from the exciting annual occasion. More to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
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.
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
Cake 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.
Holistic 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
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]
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.
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 January … Irish Medical Times (29th Sept 2015)
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: