Category Archives: Ballydesmond

The Forgotten Jewel of the Kingdom

The Forgotten Jewel of the Kingdom

Illegal dumping, bad roads and an air of neglect in the Knocknaboul, Tooreengarriv and Glountane areas have prompted residents, Dónal Fitzgerald and Nick Coveney into action. They are out in their local area on an almost continuous basis with their litter pickers and refuse sacks. And while they can make a difference to the appearance… Read more…

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra. Isn’t that some task. However, and thankfully, a lot of what has gone on in the history of music making, poetry writing and the singing of songs has been well documented. The Handed Down committee has been gifted with some rare gems of recordings, scraps of… Read more…

The Late Margaret Healy, Ballydesmond, nee Reidy, Cordal

The Late Margaret Healy, Ballydesmond, nee Reidy, Cordal

The death has occurred of Margaret Healy – née Reidy – formerly of Ardmona, Cordal and Knocknaboul, Ballydesmond, Co. Cork.  Margaret passed away unexpectedly and is deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving husband Tom, son James, daughter Mary Lenihan, Broadford; grandchildren, brothers Owen, Mike and John, sister Carmel, uncle Donie, son-in-law Pat, James… Read more…

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

A subtle reminder that there was a right gathering of contemporary musical stars at Tureencahill Community Centre on a Saturday night early last month for the visit of the RTÉ Radio One Céilí House crew. This was the latest in the long line of field trips by RTÉ Radio – and going away back too.… Read more…

Céilí House and the Moving Heart in Tureencahill

Céilí House and the Moving Heart in Tureencahill

If Sliabh Luachra is a state of mind then Tureencahill is a school of thought. On a Friday afternoon at the end of June 2014 Tureencahill National School closed its doors for the last time. A short while after, the building fell into the right hands. A lot of thought went into its future role… Read more…

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Details have been released of the 2017 Con Curtin Music Festival in Brosna Village. The village will be a hive of music related activity from June 23rd -25th this year in honour of the late, great Sliabh Luachra fiddler. The festival will get underway on Friday night June 23rd with a top class traditional concert… Read more…

Survivor Noel Keeps His Vintage Promise Rolling

Survivor Noel Keeps His Vintage Promise Rolling

In celebrating his second chance at life, Castleisland man, Noel O’Connor pledged to help fund the work of the people who brought him back from the brink. Noel lost a lung to cancer in 1999. Before he went under the knife he made a pact with his Maker that he would get actively involved in… Read more…

Bath UK and Scartaglin Live Link-up on World Fiddle Day

Bath UK and Scartaglin Live Link-up on World Fiddle Day

There will be a live link-up between World Fiddle Day celebrations in Bath in the UK and Scartaglin in the heart of Sliabh Luachra on Saturday. The link-up has been set up by PJ Teahan at this end and by fiddle player and band leader, Forbes Robertson on the Bath side. The two men, with… Read more…

The late Fr. Pat Moore – Funeral Arrangements

The late Fr. Pat Moore – Funeral Arrangements

The death has occurred of Rev Fr Pat Moore, Littor Road, Asdee, Listowel, Co Kerry. Former parish priest of Duagh and many other parishes. May 1st 2017 in the tender loving care of the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee. Beloved son of the late Mick and Peg. Deeply regretted by his loving brothers: Diarmuid and Michael,… Read more…

The Storm has Passed for Fr. Pat Moore, RIP

The Storm has Passed for Fr. Pat Moore, RIP

A little over two years since they learned of his cancer diagnoses, the parishioners and friends of Fr. Pat Moore received the sad news of his death earlier today. When he broke the news of his condition early in 2015, friends in the twinned Duagh and Lyreacrompane churches organised masses and offered prayers for his… Read more…

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Category Archives: Ballydesmond

The Forgotten Jewel of the Kingdom

The Forgotten Jewel of the Kingdom

Illegal dumping, bad roads and an air of neglect in the Knocknaboul, Tooreengarriv and Glountane areas have prompted residents, Dónal Fitzgerald and Nick Coveney into action. They are out in their local area on an almost continuous basis with their litter pickers and refuse sacks. And while they can make a difference to the appearance… Read more…

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra. Isn’t that some task. However, and thankfully, a lot of what has gone on in the history of music making, poetry writing and the singing of songs has been well documented. The Handed Down committee has been gifted with some rare gems of recordings, scraps of… Read more…

The Late Margaret Healy, Ballydesmond, nee Reidy, Cordal

The Late Margaret Healy, Ballydesmond, nee Reidy, Cordal

The death has occurred of Margaret Healy – née Reidy – formerly of Ardmona, Cordal and Knocknaboul, Ballydesmond, Co. Cork.  Margaret passed away unexpectedly and is deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving husband Tom, son James, daughter Mary Lenihan, Broadford; grandchildren, brothers Owen, Mike and John, sister Carmel, uncle Donie, son-in-law Pat, James… Read more…

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

A subtle reminder that there was a right gathering of contemporary musical stars at Tureencahill Community Centre on a Saturday night early last month for the visit of the RTÉ Radio One Céilí House crew. This was the latest in the long line of field trips by RTÉ Radio – and going away back too.… Read more…

Céilí House and the Moving Heart in Tureencahill

Céilí House and the Moving Heart in Tureencahill

If Sliabh Luachra is a state of mind then Tureencahill is a school of thought. On a Friday afternoon at the end of June 2014 Tureencahill National School closed its doors for the last time. A short while after, the building fell into the right hands. A lot of thought went into its future role… Read more…

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Details have been released of the 2017 Con Curtin Music Festival in Brosna Village. The village will be a hive of music related activity from June 23rd -25th this year in honour of the late, great Sliabh Luachra fiddler. The festival will get underway on Friday night June 23rd with a top class traditional concert… Read more…

Survivor Noel Keeps His Vintage Promise Rolling

Survivor Noel Keeps His Vintage Promise Rolling

In celebrating his second chance at life, Castleisland man, Noel O’Connor pledged to help fund the work of the people who brought him back from the brink. Noel lost a lung to cancer in 1999. Before he went under the knife he made a pact with his Maker that he would get actively involved in… Read more…

Bath UK and Scartaglin Live Link-up on World Fiddle Day

Bath UK and Scartaglin Live Link-up on World Fiddle Day

There will be a live link-up between World Fiddle Day celebrations in Bath in the UK and Scartaglin in the heart of Sliabh Luachra on Saturday. The link-up has been set up by PJ Teahan at this end and by fiddle player and band leader, Forbes Robertson on the Bath side. The two men, with… Read more…

The late Fr. Pat Moore – Funeral Arrangements

The late Fr. Pat Moore – Funeral Arrangements

The death has occurred of Rev Fr Pat Moore, Littor Road, Asdee, Listowel, Co Kerry. Former parish priest of Duagh and many other parishes. May 1st 2017 in the tender loving care of the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee. Beloved son of the late Mick and Peg. Deeply regretted by his loving brothers: Diarmuid and Michael,… Read more…

The Storm has Passed for Fr. Pat Moore, RIP

The Storm has Passed for Fr. Pat Moore, RIP

A little over two years since they learned of his cancer diagnoses, the parishioners and friends of Fr. Pat Moore received the sad news of his death earlier today. When he broke the news of his condition early in 2015, friends in the twinned Duagh and Lyreacrompane churches organised masses and offered prayers for his… Read more…

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