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Midleton Concert Band

Midleton Concert Band is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year. Midleton Concert Band was founded as Midleton Holy Rosary Brass & Reed Band in 1951. The band took the name from the name of the catholic parish, and the main mover behind the foundation of a band was a catholic priest of the parish, Fr. Michael O'Connell. In more recent years the band has changed its line-up to form a full concert band, and is now using the name Midleton Concert Band. Extensive training schemes Read more [...]

Churchtown Historical and Heritage Society

Churchtown Village Renewal Trust was set up by a local entrepreneur in 1997. The Trust had a detailed programme which included: Development of facilities in the Parish Sports Field; the purchase and restoration of derelict village housing; supporting the restoration of historic church ruins in the village graveyard and the celebration of Churchtown’s long association with the horse through erection of a commissioned equine sculpture in the village square.   All of these aims have Read more [...]

Tracton Heritage

Tracton got its name from the Cistercian  Monastic  Foundation of 1224. Whitland Abbey in Wales was the mother house of Tracton so the Cork foundation was called,  ’De Albo Tractu’ - from the White lands. The Latin name of the Abbey founded here was De Bello Portu. Ringabella Bay was the landing harbour for the monks.   Our main project in recent years has been the Restoration and extension of the Georgian Schoolhouse in Minane Bridge. This building, the Read more [...]

Lord Mayor’s Community Heritage Concert 2010

The Lord Mayor’s Community Heritage Concert  2010   Lord Mayor, Councillor Michael O’Connell, --- Fellow Councillors, former Lord Mayors, President of Cork Lions club, Teresa Dineen. Special welcome to Cork to the Lions Club past district Governors and their wives. Mr Ted Owens CEO - City of Cork Vocational Education Committee… Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen Now we await that emotional piece “Time to Say Goodbye” sung by that great Read more [...]

William Cosgrove V.C

East Cork's greatest World War hero William Cosgrove was born at Aghada, Co Cork on October 1st 1888, the son of Michael and Mary Cosgrove. He had four brothers, Dan, Ned, David, Joseph and a sister Mary-Catherine. While they were still young their father emigrated to Australia, but later returned. In the meantime his wife moved with her children to a cottage in nearby Peafield, the children attended school at the National School, Ballinrostig. William began work at an early age as an Read more [...]