The death last Saturday of musician, songwriter and entertainer Shay Healy was received with great sadness by those in Charleville who were involved in the heyday of the Charleville Cheese Festival in the 1980s and its then big mid-week event, the Song of the South International Song Contest.
It was chocolate heaven and 'eggs'-actly what the Doctor ordered when a kind hearted group from Meelin gave up their free time on Easter Saturday to drop in Easter Eggs to the residents and staff of some of the Care Homes around Duhallow.
A doomed love story that began in Charleville in the years leading up to the Easter Rising and the War of Independence, involving a locally born young woman and a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), ended in the Co. Tipperary town of Cahir with the execution of the latter by the IRA in 1921.
As part of Millstreet's involvement as an Age Friendly town, Cork County Council in conjunction with Millstreet County Council and Cork County Older People's Council (OPC) hold 200 age friendly activity packs to be distributed to the Over 60's around the Millstreet area.
As to be expected, this year's Paddy's day was a much quieter affair to what we are used to. Father Francis marked the occasion with a beautiful celebration of music and prayer for our patron Saint on the 16th, featuring local musicians on the parish Facebook Channel, followed by online mass the next day.
Many people would claim to have a legend in their family but the O'Sullivan family from Knocknacolan, Kilbrin, were blessed to have two such people as their parents. Mary and Nial O'Sullivan were two unique people and in their own special way they touched the lives of everyone they encountered. "To say their demise was a tragedy would be an understatement. They left a void in Kilbrin parish that will never be filled," locals said.
Cork ETB are currently celebrating success on the double following the announcement that two of their adult education initiatives were shortlisted for the 2021 Aontas Adult Education Awards - with one group from North Cork delighted to take home the prestigious winner's accolade.
One hundred years ago this week Charleville man Seán O'Brien was murdered by Crown forces at his hardware shop at Main Street Charleville in a reprisal attack. Here local historian and genealogist Evelyn O'Keeffe, who is chair of Charleville Heritage Society, researched the details and recalls the terrible event, and its aftermath.
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