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Issue 48: September 3rd 2021

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“Ni bheidh a leitheid aris ann”

Duhallow mourns the passing of Fr. Jackie Duhallow said goodbye to Canon Jackie Corkery in recent weeks. Fr. Jackie was a popular man throughout the barony, and celebrated his golden jubilee just last year. He was buried in Kanturk, his parish of many years, on the 23rd of August. Kind words, thoughts, and memories

have made their way across social media in memory of Fr. Jackie. His presence, his energy, and his wonderful sense of humour will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.

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Speakeasy makes speaking easy The gift of confident communication can be yours. Can you always say what you really mean? Are you confident about speaking in public? Do you need to speak a few well chosen words on special occasions? If you are apprehensive about speaking before an audience, take consolation. You are in good company! In various surveys, over half of respondents cited speaking in public as their number one fear. Speakeasy helps its members to overcome their fears and to express their thoughts, ideas, and opinions through an enjoyable educational programme. “Learning by doing” is the most effective way of learning. This is how Toastmasters works. You will start speaking, and just get better and better.

Toastmasters will help you overcome the initial nervousness everyone experiences when speaking before an audience in a friendly, helpful environment. It will show you how to make “your butterflies fly in formation”. The first speech a member delivers is called “the ice breaker”, an opportunity to introduce yourself to your audience. From then on, you work at a pace that suits you. You will practice techniques on constructing speeches and grabbing the audience’s attention. You will gain valuable experience in vocal variety, and using Speakeasy draws its members from North Cork and Duhallow. Our Meetings resume on September 9th at 8.00PM on Zoom. Guests are welcome to join us. Login details will appear

on the Speakeasy Toastmasters Facebook page prior to that date. Alternatively, you can contact Speakeasy at 086-1564667 for further information.

At a Speakeasy Toastmasters Meeting prior to lockdown. L to R: Vincent Harris, Banteer; Don McSweeney, Kanturk; Theresa O’Reilly, Newmarket, and Liam Flynn, Millstreet.

IRD Duhallow Local Training Initiative Level 4 Horticulture IRD Duhallow in conjunction with Cork ETB are offering a full time QQI Level 4 Major Award in Horticulture starting in September. It is a free 44week full time programme where participants will gain the skills necessary to grow their own produce, learn landscaping techniques and perhaps go onto further training, set up a business or gain employment. This training will take place in the grounds of the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket which offers outstanding facilities to students, including a 60ft training polytunnel, a well-established kitchen garden and individual allotment plots. On full completion of the course, participants will receive QQI level 4 Major award in Horticulture. This programme is aimed at individuals in receipt of a social welfare payment. For further information, contact Rachel Budd/Brighid-Ide Walsh on 029 60633


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We are delighted to confirm that the funfair will be coming to Newmarket this September. It will run from the 3rd to the 12th and will open at 7pm each evening. On Sundays it will open at 2pm. We are delighted to welcome Turbetts back into Newmarket and look forward to enjoying our Autumn funfair. its been a hard time for everyone and some much needed good news is always welcome. Spread the word the Autumn funfair is coming to town!


The Glen Theatre Drama Group are performing The Cause, written by local writer Sean O’Deadaigh and directed by Tadhg O’Keeffe and Jane Pigott. Set in the War of Independence, it follows the kidnap and interrogation of a British Army officer by two Irish Republican Army Volunteers in the aftermath of the burning of Cork in 1921. Show dates: September 10th, 11th, and 12th, and September 17th, 18th, and 19th. More dates to be announced. For more details, contact 029 56239.


A bar in Millstreet Town is looking to hire part time bar staff with experience. For further details contact IRD Duhallow Job Centre 029-60633 / stephanie.moynihan@

Congratulations to Martin O’Riordan (Kanturk) and Marie Neville (Dromtarriffe) who got married recently in St. John’s Church, Dromagh.



IRD Duhallow’s led walks are continuing in September on the 8th and 22nd at 7pm. From October onwards the walks will be on once a month at 10am on the first Saturday of the month. Book with Nuala on 029-60633 / nuala.oriordan@irdduhallow. com

Aubane Social Club are hosting a Drive in Concert with Neily O Connor, Sunday 12th September 2021 at Aubane Community Centre from 2.00-4.00pm. Admission €10 per car. To pre-book your car, phone Noreen 087 9486673. Complimentary tea and coffee served on the day. Face painting for Children. All welcome!!!


A note from the team

Star Trax Music Venue is having a drive in concert in their venue in Knocknagree, Co. Cork, P51HH2, Sun 5th September. Mike Denver & Special Guests. Admission is €20. Tickets available from Mike Fitzgerald 087-2593878.

Discover Duhallow is now using a new email address. To share your community news, updates, photos, stories, and history, e-mail us at DiscoverDuhallow@irdduhallow. com.



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Cllr Bernard Moynihan (Chairperson of the North Cork LAG) with Vice Chair Cllr Gerard Murphy signing the LEADER funding contract for Kanturk Astro Turf Pitch with committee members Mick Breen, Padraig Breen, PJ Cremin, and Tom O’Callaghan along with James O’Keeffe, Maura Walsh, Michael Twohig and Eileen Linehan of IRD Duhallow.

Cllr Bernard Moynihan (Chairperson of the North Cork LAG) with Vice Chair Cllr Gerard Murphy signing the LEADER funding contract for the purchase of a new robotic welding cell by Alu Cast in Kilbrin. L-R James O’Keeffe, Willie Heffernan, Maura Walsh, Michael Twohig, Eileen Linehan, Gerard Murphy, Bernard Moynihan and John Corkery. 4 Issue 48 September 3rd, 2021

Photos from the community

Kanturk Golf Club Lady Captain Phil Crotty presenting 1st Prize to Margaret Fitzgerald, Cullen, on Lady Captain’s Day at the Club.

Avene Vaughan, Zoe Diaz, Eadaoin O’ Sullivan, Lillie Walsh and Catherine Vaughan toasting Marshmallows round the Campfire at the Irish Girl Guides Octagon 2021 Camp in Bohebue. Below: The purple Group enjoying themselves at the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Kilshannig. Photos by Shiela Fitzgerald

Mural on Boherbue Comprehensive School by Garreth Joyce. Photo by Tim Murphy

Kanturk Golf Club Captain Pat O’ Connor presenting 1st Prize to John Kenneally, Kanturk, on Captain’s Day at the Club. Photo by Shiela Fitzgerald

The late Canon Jackie Corkery. Photo by Shiela Fitzgerald

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Jessica Baron, Ballydesmond, who took part in the Curved Horizons exhibit in St. Peter’s Church, Cork. Photo by Shiela Fitzgerald


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WELL DONE, ROCKCHAPEL Photos by Neily Curtin

Above: Shocked fan Norma Murphy Below: Jason Callaghan

Brendan Stack celebrates 6

Above: Daniel Callaghan Below: Nicholas Lenihan

L to R: Shane Cahill, Eamon O’Callaghan, Maurice O’Keeffe, and Shane Curtin. Issue 48 September 3rd, 2021

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A Lesson in Getting Back to Routine Going back to school can be anxiety inducing at the best of times, but after a year and a half of lockdowns and staggered school times, September might be more daunting than usual. But readjusting doesn’t have to be a harsh lesson. Routine: Kids thrive on routine, and once they settle into it, it can help morning and night go as smoothly as possible, while also ensuring they’re prepped. Checklists or calendars are good visual aids to help remind kids (and you!) of what they need to do before bed. This little bit of responsibility can be a great incentive. Lists can be ticked off together once the duties are complete, or you can add stickers for a pop of colour that they’ll love. Before bed is the perfect time to get prepped for the following day, and this prep can fit right into a bedtime routine. Before their full bedtime routine, set out clothes for the morning, pack backpacks, and make lunch. If they have trouble sleeping, removing tech from bedrooms can help prioritise sleep. Homework: Settling down to homework after a day of classes can be taxing, especially for young kids. Some might need a break before they tackle it, others might not, but a dedicated homework area makes it much easier to manage. Keep one space clear and free of distraction. This could even be the

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kitchen table. Take breaks between subjects or assignments, and consider apps like iHomework or My Homework to keep track of their work. Homework time can be a great opportunity to teach them good filing habits and to help them keep their backpack clear of clutter. And speaking of clutter…

Set spaces: Having a routine for arriving home can help to avoid those frantic morning time searches. Set a spot for their bags, for uniforms that need washing, and for important documents like notes and permission slips. This routine can help them to remember these documents more easily.

Lunch: Lunch can be made a million different ways, but sandwich and fruit is a solid go-to. Sandwiches can be made all at once on Sunday and frozen, then thawed the night before they’re needed. Chilled fruits and vegetables like grapes, peppers, or even cherry tomatoes will help keep the sandwiches cool in

the lunch box. Wraps can be a good way to include more vegetables. Reusable water bottles are a must have; they can be refilled throughout the day, and they save on waste and money! Learning what works for you and your child will make your school routine a breeze. Spanners can enter the works by surprise, but every instance is a learning opportunity. Adapt your routine bit by bit, and before long, morning times will get that little bit easier. Has your child just started school or just gone back? Send your first day photos to discoverduhallow@irdduhallow. com be featured in the next issue of Discover Duhallow.

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance You may qualify for Back to School Clothing and footwear allowance if: • You have a child between 4 and 17 or between 18 and 22 in secondary education • You are getting a qualifying payment from this Department or an approved training course or employment scheme. • You are getting an Increase for a Qualified Child • You satisfy a means test.For info and application, visit en/topics/parents-childrenfamily/back-to-schoolclothing-footwear-allowance/ 7

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Introducing the North Cork Childcare Managers Network

Local, affordable, and accessible community childcare services are of utmost importance for families in Duhallow. These services contribute significantly to the renewal of rural areas, and enable families to remain and live in Duhallow. The North Cork Childcare Managers is one of IRD Duhallow’s SICAP funded Collaborative network providing a valuable collaboration and networking platform for managers from 25 community childcare facilities in Duhallow, as well as Tusla, Cork County Childcare Committee, representatives from IRD Duhallow, and other stakeholders in the childcare sector. The network meets on a bi-monthly basis to share experience, discuss challenges facing the childcare sector,

and to identify opportunities including staff training, and continued to meet virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mary Murphy, manager of Banteer Community Childcare and Chairperson of the North Cork Childcare Managers Network, notes that “The North Cork Managers Network has proved to be a great success over the last number of years. It has been a massive support mechanism for managers of community childcare services, spanning all of North Cork. Managers are able to discuss the sector’s challenges, seek advice and share information and strategies with one another. These meetings are also supported by Cork County Childcare Committee with a representative on hand to provide guidance on the more technical issues, while also

relaying issues on the ground back to the department. This group is instrumental in the provision of quality early years services across North Cork facilitated by IRD Duhallow.” The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies. Administered by Pobal and funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development, it also receives funding from the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

Members of North Cork Childcare Managers network with Community Services Team Leader Helen O’Sullivan. 8

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Do You Have Any Questions For Us? At the end of an interview, interviewers often ask the famous question; “Do you have any questions for us?” Many candidates get thrown by this question as they did not prepare a question to ask or are simply unaware that this opportunity will be given to them. But how do we go about this? Asking your interviewer a question at the end of an interview is not only a wonderful opportunity to showcase that you researched the company in advance, but also a chance for you to make sure the role is a good fit for you. You could use the opportunity to ask about the day to day responsibilities, what your main responsibilities would be, or what size of the team you will be

By STEPHANIE MOYNIHAN working with. Or perhaps you may ask about training and development opportunities within the company. You could also consider asking about the next steps in the recruitment process. Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: here at the job centre, we are often asked whether a candidate should ask about the salary when attending the interview. Situations vary but our general advice would be to wait until the job is offered to you. This will be the ideal time to clarify on the compensation package and enter any negotiations. Use the interview as an opportunity to show your suitability

for role, your passion to join the company, and simply why they should hire you. Contact the IRD Duhallow Job centre on 02960633. SICAP 2018-2022 is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development with co-funding from the the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

LEADER Spotlight: The Glen Theatre

The Glen Theatre is located just two kilometres outside Banteer village. This wonderful community facility was originally Banteer National School, which was built in 1840, and served as a national school until the 1970s. Works to develop the once derelict school building into a theatre began in the early 1990s. With the aid of public funding, including LEADER funding, it was completely refurbished and is now a delightful 150 seat venue. The venue is an extremely valuable asset to the local community as it does not only serve as a superb entertainment venue for poetry, comedy and live music but also as a location for community meetings, training courses and private events. Community owned the facility is the proud home of the Banteer Drama Group, a group that currently has around 40 members

and continues to grow on an annual basis. The Drama Group consists of people from all ages ranging from teenagers to senior citizens. The theatre has gained national attention by featuring on RTE’s Nationwide programme alongside other TV appearances. For further information on the theatre and its offerings see the Glen theatre’s website www. or Glen theatre Facebook page.

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The Glen Theatre, Banteer.


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Historical Trailmakers As part of Heritage Week 2021, Kanturk Tidy Towns were delighted to unveil their latest project – Kanturk Heritage Trail. This unique project has seen the committee place 26 plaques across historic sites in the town and each of these are located within a 2km limit of the town centre. Each plaque features a QR code. Simply scan the code and all the historical information about the site comes up on your smart phone. The trail is based on a map that was compiled ten years ago, and the sites within it are discussed in LEADER funded publication

Where Dalua Rolls Its Floods Along by Patrick O’Sullivan. The committee has further developments in the pipe line and in time hopes to add additional functionality such as audio and extra information along the trail. Chairman of Kanturk Tidy Towns Committee Eddie Walsh would like to thank the Heritage Council who provided funding for this project. There is further information available on the historic section of the website

and people can visit the information board which has been erected in the square in Kanturk. Alternatively, pick up the trail map which is currently available in Scully’s Kanturk, Kanturk Book Shop and the Central Stores Sports Shop. If you would like to support Kanturk Tidy Towns Committee in their future developments please visit their Go Fund Me page to donate:


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Through the years In this section, we take a photographic look back at IRD Duhallow and its involvement and relationship with the region through the years. This issue - 2015

We are into Autumn now so the summer has left us. Back to the beginning of another summer and here we see the launch of the Bealtaine Festival from 2015. Top picture - Monday, April 27th 2015 - a visit to Jimmy Reidy's 'Round the Fireside' radio programme on. Below - a beautiful day to take a group photo on the Newmarket Pitch and Putt

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EIP Update

EIP Newsletter; updates, pro Project Update To date, Farming for the Blue Dot Catchments EIP has received 104 expressions of interest from farmers within the Allow catchment. 78 farms along the Allow catchment are actively participating in the project. In 2020, €80,565 was paid out to participating farms as results based payments for the project. Verification for 2021 Payments & Additional Proposed works Measures surveyed as part of the results based payment scheme include habitats, river buffers, nutrient management, and farm biodiversity. The project aims to survey 80 farms for such payments in 2021 and for payments to be rolled out in November 2021. Additional proposed works continue to be implemented. These include farm roadway upgrades to prevent silt run-off, lime application, solar power water pumps, water troughs, multi-species swards, pond establishment and riparian planting of hedgerows and treelines.

Macroinvertebrate sampling & Farm Biodiversity Survey In order to collect baseline data on the project rivers, chemical and biological water sampling has been conducted. Testing for phosphates and nitrates took place at strategic locations on the Allow, Dalua, Owenanare, and Owenkeal in May 2021. Biological sampling in the form of macroinvertebrate monitoring has been taking place along these rivers since June. Farm biodiversity surveys are underway to map different habitats present on project farms using a mapping software called QGIS that enables the project team to define biodiversity percentages for each farm. Hedgerows, treelines, wet grassland, riparian woodland and shrub are some of the habitats included in this percentage. So far, a biodiversity map and percentage has been generated for 20 farms with an average biodiversity percentage of 26.6%. Possible water quality and biodiversity percentage bonus payment may be introduced in the coming year.

Project Scientist examining Macroinvertebrates for water quality monitoring Farmer Workshops & training A trial outdoor participant training event was hosted in late May 2021. The event focused on water quality monitoring and citizen science, but topics such as farm nutrient management, project measures, farmer self-assessment and farm biodiversity were also discussed. Six more training / knowledge transfer events are scheduled to take place in 2021.

Project scientist demonstrating how to conduct a kick sample to training event participants


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EIP Update

oposals, and collaborations field trip in May which will be hosted for a number of schools (primary and secondary) within the Allow catchment in September to learn about freshwater ecology and citizen science.

call 5 information meeting on June 22nd, and the European Symposium for Freshwater Sciences on July 30th. Project Collaborations Duhallow Farming for Blue Dot Catchments EIP has conducted a number of projects over the past months in collaboration with Project Agri-Specialist presenting various organisations. Working Farm sign to Project farmer William O’Connor, with Minister Joe O’Brien with Gas Networks Ireland, a feasibility study for an anaerobic digester hub began in April for Public Awareness & Outreach completion in December 2021. events Farm road upgrades to mitigate Minister for Community and silt run-off commenced in April Rural Development Joe O’Brien with completion set accompanied the projects for August 2021 Agri-environmental and a silt trap trial specialist to a project completed in April farm on June 29th, and 2021 were run in on July 29th, Minister of collaboration with Education Norma Foley LAWPRO. A drone also visited IRD Duhallow. survey creating 3D Farm signs are being orthomosaics in order delivered and installed to identify areas on project farms, and of high pollution the Duhallow Farming potential was carried for Blue Dot Catchments out in collaboration EIP Twitter following has Drone Survey carried with Terrain AI. doubled to 430 followers. out by Terrain AI Duhallow Farming for Schools & Education Blue Dot Catchments EIP has Four students from Munster recently been involved in a number Technological University carried of conferences and events. Such out their work placement on the events include a presentation at project from April to July. Transition Teagasc Water Quality based EIP year students from Boherbue Feedback symposium on February Comprehensive attended a trial 12th, attending DAFM EIP open

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Students from Boherbue Comprehensive studying Macroinvertebrates collected from Rampart stream New Duhallow Social Farming Project IRD Duhallow are currently seeking expressions of interest from farmers who wish to be involved in a new social farming project. This project will provide a structured programme of farmingrelated activities and social inclusion opportunities for people across the spectrum of disability and mental ill health within their local communities. This project aims to ensure that there is a good match between the participants interests, needs, and capacity, and the host farm. Where applicable, host farms will be supported with maintenance and on farm improvements or safety measures as well as access to relevant training opportunities. If you are interested, please get in touch with Triona Dennehy on 029 60633 or to find out more.


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RIP Canon Jackie Corkery

The people of Duhallow mourn the passing of popular character Canon Jackie Corkery, who passed away suddenly but peacefully at his residence in Castlepark, Mallow on Friday 20th August 2021. Fr. Jackie was well known in Kanturk, Fermoy, Youghal, and across Cork for his work as a priest, and also as a dedicated teacher. St. Coleman’s College Fermoy, where he worked for many years as a teacher, dedicated a poignant post to his memory on social media: “It is with sadness we learned of the death of Father Jackie Corkery, a former teacher and priest of the college, he is remembered with great fondness by past pupils and teachers. May he rest in peace.” His cousin, Eily Buckley of

Millstreet, commented that “He had that special gift of being hilariously comical, while at the same time delivering the Word of God... His sermons were nearly always based on nature. I heard him one time using a flock of wild geese on which to base his lesson. How they form in a triangle in the sky. One goose always out in front but when she got tired, she dropped back and another goose became the leader. Telling us, I suppose, that nobody can be upfront all the time, but that the ones behind have to be there to step up to the line when their turn comes.” Canon Corkery was son of the late Seán and Joan Corkery Drombeg, Aghinagh, as well as brother of the late Sr Ligouri. He is deeply regretted by his brother Michael, sisters Maura, Sr Siobhan MMM,

Miracle Prayer

To the Sacred Heart in Difficulties

Dear Jesus, In the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask for a very special one. Take it, dear Jesus, and place it within your own heart, where your Father sees it. Then, in His merciful eyes it will become your favour and not mine. Amen. MOC

Miracle Prayer

Dear Jesus, In the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask for a very special one. Take it, dear Jesus, and place it within your own heart, where your Father sees it. Then, in His merciful eyes it will become your favour and not mine. Amen. MMA


Margaret (Twomey), brotherin-law, Michael, sister-inlaw Kitty, nieces, nephews, and their families. He was laid to rest on Monday the 23rd of August and buried afterwards in the grounds of Kanturk Church where he was Parish Priest for many years. Many of the tributes being led for Fr. Corkery conclude with the great Irish Phrase “ni bheidh a leitheid aris ann” - there will never be another like you again. Rest in Peace.

The Little Flower

Almighty Arms of Jesus before you, I with all my faith beg you for comfort. In my difficult situation do not forsake me Good Jesus. Open your doors in my way that your Almighty Arms will open and close as you desire to give that tranquillity that I so desire. O my God, receive that supplication from a wounded heart that is always fighting for me. With your divine power never let me scramble for want of help. Almighty Jesus assist me to find a shelter in your celestial country forever, Amen. P.G.

O glorious Saint Therese, whom almighty God has raised up to aid and counsel mankind, I implore your miraculous intercession. So powerful are you in obtaining every need of body and soul our Holy Mother Church proclaims you “prodigy of miracles… the greatest saint of modern times.” Now I fervently beseech you to answer my petition and carry out your promises of spending Heaven doing good upon the earth…of letting fall from Heaven a shower of roses. Henceforth dear little flower, I will fulfil your plea to be made known to Jesus through you. Amen. P.G.

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Knock - Our Own Eucharistic Shrine By Tom Dennehy

“The night was dark and raining, and yet these images, in the dark night, appeared with bright lights as plain as under the noonday sun.” - Dominic Byrne It all began at 8 o’clock on the Thursday evening of the 21st of August 1879 in Knock, Co. Mayo. The Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and St. John the Evangelist appeared at the south gable of the Church. A little to the right was an altar with a cross and the figure of a lamb with a host of angels hovering overhead. There were fifteen official witnesses to the apparition. The youngest was only 5 and the eldest was 76 years. They watched it for two hours in the pouring rain and recited the Rosary. It was silent with no message but what was witnessed was so significant - the first two hours of Eucharistic Adoration. Two commissions of enquiry accepted their testimony as trustworthy and satisfactory in 1879 and 1936. Our Lady has appeared all over the world. Why were we so privileged to have such a significant apparition at such a dark time in our history? Ireland had suffered a terrible famine and people emigrated in their droves, many on the coffin ships to America. Perhaps it was our devotion to the Holy Mass and the Rosary which never faltered, despite being persecuted. Knock is a significant Eucharistic shrine, having been given international status, and it was

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The Apparition Mosaic at the Basilica in Knock, designed by PJ Lynch. It measures 14 meters squared, and contains approximately 1.5 million pieces. visited by Pope John Paul in 1979 and by Pope Francis in 2018. This year, it has been given special prominence by Pope Francis in The Year of St. Joseph. This has been a busy year for Knock Shrine with people opting to spent time out there in prayer since the other shrines abroad were not available to visit due to Covid-19. We have had many reports of healing and favours associated with Knock, none more so that the healing of Marian Carroll from Athlone in 1989. She suffered from advanced multiple sclerosis for 17 years and was brought to the shrine on a stretcher. She was miraculously healed when Bishop Colm O’Reilly blessed her with the Blessed Sacrament. This miraculous healing has been recognised by the Catholic Church. We are truly blessed to have Knock as our National Shrine.

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Voucher for use at Bob’s Bar & Restaurant, Kanturk

To be in with a chance to win a €20 voucher from Bob’s Bar & Restaurant in Kanturk for food/drinks, complete the crossword below and post with your name and contact details to: Discover Duhallow Puzzle Competition, James O’Keeffe Institute Newmarket, Co. Cork Or simply scan completed puzzle or take a snap with your phone and email to:


WIN! Terms & Conditions: Deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, September 10th, 2021. First correct entry drawn will win a €20 voucher, valid for three months from date of issue, to be redeemed for food/ drinks from Bob’s Bar & Restaurant, Kanturk. No cash alternative. Winner will be named in subsequent issue of Discover Duhallow. No correspondence will be entered into. Voucher to be collected from Bob’s Bar & Restaurant, Kanturk.

Across 1. Direction (5) 4. Equilibrium (7) 8. Brass instrument (7) 9. Fruit (5) 10. Beamed (8) 11. Singing couple (4) 13. Kind of lake (6) 15. Movie house (6) 18. Large and scholarly book (4) 19. Precise (8) 22. Tooth (5) 23. Inactivity (7) 24. Family name (7) 25. Laconic (5)

Down 1. Notation cancelling a previous flat or sharp (7) 2. A regular route (5) 3. Seven-sided polygon (8) 4. Dairy product (6) 5. Jump (4) 6. Planet (7) 7. Choose by vote (5) 12. Venomous (8) 14. Risk taker (7) 16. Norm (7) 17. In operation (6) 18. Domesticates (5) 20. Theatrical performer (5) 21. Song for solo voice (4)

Solution: Issue 47, August 20, 2021

Solution in Issue 49, September 17, 2021


WINNER! Well done to Marion Hartnett, Knocknagree, who wins a €20 voucher from Bob’s Bar & Restaurant, Kanturk!

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By ALICE O’BRIEN Psychiatric Nurse

When we have a worry, experience anxiety, or have a dip in our mood, there is always a reason for it, and that reason is in our thoughts. Our thoughts can influence our emotions, our behaviours, and even how we might feel physically. Our thoughts can shape how we see things, sometimes showing us a false picture, an obscured view of what the real picture is. There are things that we can do to help us to recognise when our mind-set is not helpful. We can begin by asking ourselves a few questions; Is my thought a fact or an opinion? What meaning am I giving this thought? What would

I say to a friend who might be experiencing thoughts like mine? What is the bigger picture? When our thoughts are overwhelming, it is easy to forget that we have options. We might feel that we have no control, that we are helpless, but that is not true. Often our thoughts can tell us lies. So what can you do? How can you help yourself? •You can let it go - let the worry go, ask yourself; “Is it worth the inner turmoil it is causing? Can I just move on from this worry?” •You can accept the worry - Tell yourself that you don’t have to fight it, you don’t have to judge yourself for having these thoughts. You don’t have to always find solutions. Maybe there is no solution. Remember these thoughts will

pass, so accepting them can allow you to use energy on more pleasurable activities. •You can make a change - Ask yourself if there is something can you change. Your environment, your situation, your reaction. What resources would you need to make this change? By planning to make a change you are engaging your problem-solving skills and getting back some control over your situation. Remember, no situation is permanent; there is always a solution if you are patient and willing to embrace it. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”Victor Frankl.

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Summer is coming to an end and that can bring a decline in the number of social events we are attending. We all tend to eat out more over the summer months, and this can leave us feeling a bit bloated and sluggish coming into September as we get back to routine. Getting back to routine is hard but there is one part of your routine that I believe can yield big changes long term for your health.

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• Doing a regular food shop can have a big impact on your life and health. Having nutritious foods in the house means you are less likely to go for a takeaway or stop in the shop for convenience foods on your way home. • Plan your meals. Get a notepad or whiteboard and write down your meals for the week and plan your food shop around those meals.

Fitness expert Siobhan O’Sullivan

• Make meals that can be batch cooked and freeze some portions for those evenings you are short on time. Foods like chicken curry, shepherds pie, and chilli con carne are great for batch cooking or using for leftovers the following day.

Tip: don’t buy foods in your shop that you know you will overeat. Those biscuits for “visitors” – who are they really for and who is going to end up eating them? You will! So leave them in the shop – your health will thank you for it! Check out for more posts like this one.



Holistic center reopens! We are delighted to be re-opening the New Leaf Holistic Centre this Autumn. Winifred Downey will be here offering Reflexology with more treatments returning over the coming months. Reflexology uses gentle pressure on specific points along your feet, hands, or ears to help you feel better. For an appointment, contact 087 9344272. Katarina Madarasz offers Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in Kanturk. CBT is a form of psychotherapy originally designed to treat depression, but is now used for a number of mental disorders. It works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior. For an appointment, contact Katarina on 085 204 7979.

Clinical Hypnotherapy is new to New Leaf, but hypnosis is as old as time; it’s incorporated into our lives in ways we don’t always notice, from education to advertising, even our own habits. Our thinking brain likes to think it is in charge, and yet only accounts for 7% of our minds capacity. Our deeper subconscious takes up the remaining 93% - every memory, event, experience. Hypnotherapy allows these to be recognised and released in a safe and gentle manner. It can help with weight loss, stopping smoking, help with overthinking the past or worrying about the future, phobias, pains, or fears. Contact Irene Ryan 086 8272042. Fiona Griffin will be back offering regular clinics. Fiona practises Kinesiology and is well known for her allergy testing and her ability to get to the root cause of a health problem.



Congratulations to winner of the Matcha Tea competition; Helen Guiney from Ballydesmond! For an appointment, ring Fiona on 087 2050249. We also welcome Shay Kearney, Nutrition Therapist, back. She has worked with clients suffering with a range of complaints including Fibromyalgia, IBS, IBD, Arthritis, food intolerances, Asthma, Eczema, low immunity, Cancer and Obesity. Shay also offers DNA Testing to generate unique dietary plans for individuals. For an appointment, call us at New Leaf on 029 51922.

Issue 48 September 3rd, 2021

Vet’s Corner

Help Your Vet To Help Your Pet By JANE PIGOTT

GP vet & consultant Veterinary Cardiologist The last year of lockdown has seen us witness the largest explosion in the pet population of Ireland in living memory. It seems that almost everybody has acquired a new four-legged family member to keep them company, with many becoming pet owners for the first time. Although Covid safety measures may have changed the usual experience of visiting the vet considerably, there are a few basic principles to follow to ensure that your pet’s visit to the vet goes as smoothly as possible for yourself and your pet, by helping the veterinary team to help you most effectively. 1. Turn up on time for your scheduled appointment. Remember that if you are late,

this means that you will likely have a shorter time with your vet, and you may delay the appointments for every client after you that morning. Please be respectful and turn up on time like you would to a human doctor’s appointment. 2. Ensure that your dog arrives wearing a secure collar and lead, and your cat in a secure cat box. Nobody wants to deal with a Houdini escape episode in the carpark. 3. If you suspect that your pet may be either fearful or aggressive towards strangers, please tell the team on arrival. Nobody likes to get bitten by surprise, and we have strategies in place to keep everybody safe and calm if aggression is a concern. You’d be astounded to know how many times we are told about a pet’s potential to bite only after the appointment has finished, when a client is surprised that

we haven’t be mauled by their pet. 4. Remember that your veterinary team are people too. Although emotions can sometimes run high when your pet is ill, shouting, swearing, threatening, and being disrespectful to any member of the team is never acceptable. Vets are four times more likely to die by suicide than the average population, and more than any other medical profession. Client abuse is thought to play a considerable contributory role in this. Be kind to your veterinary team; we only want to help.

Blackberry: Sméar dhubh

This berry grows on shrubs known as brambles and barely needs any description. The soft fruit is popular for use in desserts, jams, seedless jelly, and sometimes wine. It is often mixed with apples for pies and crumbles. Blackberries are notable for their high nutritional contents of dietary fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, and the essential mineral manganese. Blackberry season generally lasts from June to September. When picking them only choose berries that are bright, shiny, and completely black. BLACKBERRY JAM INGREDIENTS: 2Kg Blackberry 2Kg Sugar 85ml Water 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large pan put the blackberries, water and lemon juice. 2. Simmer gently over a low heat until the fruit has broken down and is soft and pulpy. 3. Add the sugar to the blackberry mixture and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. 4. Still stirring, increase the heat and bring to a full rolling boil, one that bubbles vigorously and rises in the pan. 5. As soon as this stage is reached, start timing. 6. Boil for 4 minutes only. 7. Remove from the heat. 8. Skim any foam from the top of the jam and transfer to sterilised jars and seal immediately. 9. Leave undisturbed in a dark place for 24 hours.

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Dismissed critically and commercially at the time, Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1986) stands today as a true work of art that revolutionised a genre, both on the big and small screen. It’s an understatement to say that Michael Mann is one of the most influential filmmakers of the last 50 years. His visual and aural aesthetic has led to countless imitators. The show he co-created – Miami Vice (1984) – gave a facelift to television, incorporating a cinematic sensibility on the small screen. Tubs and Crockett driving at night-time at the end of that shows pilot, scored to Phil Collins’ In the air tonight; nothing like it had graced the small screen before. It was game changing.

Manhunter was a gamechanger, but it took time for audiences and critics to catch up with it. Based on the book Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, it follows FBI agent Will Graham trying catch a serial killer by profiling and understanding a killer’s mindset which involves another killer, Hannibal Lector. It’s the first on-screen incarnation of Lector played by Brian Cox. He’s far more cold and elusive than Anthony Hopkin’s interpretation years later. Where Hopkin’s teeters on pantomime, Cox plays it more

realistic and it’s unforgettable. The movie looks stunning; kudos to frequent Mann cinematographer, Dante Spinotti. Sonically, it’s amazing as well. All the actors are fantastic, a career best for William Petersen as Graham. Speaking of Petersen, Manhunter influenced a generation of crime procedurals; CSI, Criminal Minds etc but it all started here. It’s one of Mann’s best and that’s saying a lot. I plan to review, in my opinion, his very best soon... Available on DVD & Blu Ray

IN THE FRAME Readers are invited to share their photographs with us - the best will feature here. Be sure to caption your image and provide your full name and details of where the photo was taken. Email it to us at info@discoverduhallow. com 20

The date, occasion and location are unknown unfortunately but the six men pictured are: L - R: Christy Dennehy, Michael Twomey, Brendan Healy, Con Kelleher, Clement Kelleher and Tim Kelleher. Photo belonging to Con Kelleher, Kilcorney

Issue 48 September 3rd, 2021

Duhallow News

What is brown, hairy and wears sunglasses?

What did the little corn say to the mama corn?

A coconut on vacation.

Where is pop corn?

What kind of water cannot freeze?

How do we know that the ocean is friendly?

Hot water.

It waves!

What kind of tree fits in your hand? A palm tree!

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Duhallow News

WIN YOUR DREAM HOUSE IN KILLARNEY Boherbue NS has seen significant growth in pupil enrolments over the past four years. Due to increased pupil numbers, more facilities are needed to cater the educational and health and wellbeing needs of the pupils. School Principal Marie Casey said; “As a pro-active school, the health and well-being of our students is of paramount importance as well as the development of their individual talents.” In November 2019, there was great jubilation when Boherbue NS was granted funding from the Department of Education for a new classroom with en-suite toilets, two SEN rooms, a WC toilet, and storage area. It is hoped that this extension to the school will commence shortly. To raise the necessary funds, the dedicated fundraising committee are raffling a new house in a prime location in Killarney. Tickets are

€100 each. The draw is confined to 10,000 tickets. Tickets can be bought online at: or by contacting the school at 029 76141 or This is a brand-new, A-Energy Rated house, worth €355,000, in Sailin Rae (Sailin Ro), Park Road, Killarney. The draw for the grand prize of the house will take place on New

Year’s Eve, 31st December 2021. As well as the top prize of a house, there will also be a total of €35,000 cash prizes up for grabs throughout the months leading up to the grand draw. Congratulations to the first winner, Rosarie McCarthy of Bandon, Co. Cork who won the Boherbue National School’s June draw for a whopping €10,000! Congratulations to the July 29th draw winner, Deborah Minihane on her win of €5000. Get your tickets fast to be included in the Early Bird Draws! There will also be monthly €5,000 prizes from August to November. By purchasing your tickets as early as possible, you will guarantee your chances of being in the monthly draws from June to December. Be part of this very exciting Grand Draw from the beginning. Remember, if you’re not in, you can’t win!!!


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Now 96c Yoplait Petits Filous Small Pots Strawberry/Strawberry & Raspberry/ No Added Sugar Strawberry & Banana 6 Pack 282g - €3.40/kg was €1.95

Now €1.76 Strings & Things Cheestrings 8 Pack 160g - €11/kg was €3.55

Mi Wadi Double Concentrate/No Added Sugar Double Orange 1ltr (Details In-store or Online)

Kellogg's Cereals Selected Range 350g - 750g (Details In-store or Online)

Donegal Catch Extra Large Battered/Breaded Fillets 300g - 800g (Details In-store or Online)

Now €1.64 Green Isle Country Mix/Garden Peas 700g - €2.34/kg was €3.30

Now €1.23 SuperValu Signature Tastes Jazz Apple Tray 4pce was €2.49

Now 98c SuperValu Signature Tastes Clemengold Net 500g - €1.96/kg was €1.99

Now €8.95 Fairy Original All In One Lemon Dishwasher Tablets 40pce/Fairy Platinum All In One Lemon Dishwasher Tablets 35pce was €18

Now €8.95 Persil 3In1 Bio/Non Bio Capsule 38 Wash 1.03kg - €8.69/kg was €18

Now €6.95 Surf Tropical Lily/Coconut Bliss Capsules 33 Wash 700g - €9.93/kg was €14

Now €8.76 Persil Bio/Non Bio Powder 37 Wash 1.85kg - €4.74/kg was €17.52

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€6 Each Irish Chicken Korma

€6 Each Garlic Breadcrumbed Irish Chicken Fillets

2 FOR Rare Vineyards Malbec/Sauvignon Blanc Vdf 75cl Was €12.99

La Petite Perriére Sauvignon Blanc/ Pinot Noir 75cl Was €11.99

Now €8 La Croisade Réserve Sauvignon Blanc/Pinot Noir 75cl Was €17.99

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