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Annual Christmas Morning Climb of Mushera takes place on Christmas Day Morning Sunday 25 December at 10.30 am. This year the proceeds go to Reach Out Cancer Support Group. The fund is open now if you would like donate you can give this to myself John F Kelleher Aubane Social Club or any member of the Reach Out Cancer Support Group. Please support this great group as there will be a bucket collection on the morning of the climb.  We thank John F. Kelleher for the notice and splendid photo of a snow clad Mushera Mountain  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)mushera-snow-jf-kelleher-1000

2016-12-artistic-beauty-by-elaine-christmas-posterArtistic Beauty by Elaine

  • Day/Night makeup with individual day lashes
  • Strip Lashes
  • Spray Tan
  • Gel Nails
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Christmas Package Deals are on the poster (right)

Spaces filling up fast

Contact me @ 0858155319
(during salon hours)

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Artistic Beauty by Elaine

 

 

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John Clifford, Head of Fundraising, COPE Foundation, Cork attended a special gathering in Dromtariffe Community Hall last week to accept a most impressive cheque for COPE Foundation from the Dromtariffe Parents and Friends of COPE Foundation.   John expressed his sincere thanks on behalf of the Foundation.   Loreen Fitzpatrick, Annmarie Murphy and other Committee Members presented the cheque while later a special tree was presented to Christy Lucey marking an amazing 40 years supporting the Foundation.   We sincerely thank Photographer supreme – Denis O’Leary of Dromtariffe for sharing the five excellent images below.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)1dromtariffe-cope-cheque-2016-1000 2dromtariffe-cope-cheque-2016-1000 3dromtariffe-cope-cheque-2016-1000 4dromtariffe-cope-cheque-2016-1000 5dromtariffe-cope-cheque-2016-1000

Audio Podcasts are quite rare on our Millstreet Website … So it’s quite a milestone to upload this ten minute sequence from this week’s “Radio Treasures” 10pm Interview where we learn about the story of Bridget for whom the Coffee Afternoon recently took place in Ballinhassig.  The two ladies interviewed are Joan (2nd from left in picture) and Margaret (8th from left).   A million thanks to website coordinator supreme – Michael for uploading our audio podcast   (S.R.)

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Jerry Lehane presents two superb works of art to Millstreet Museum.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Jerry Lehane presents two superb works of art to Millstreet Museum.   Jerry created the Green Glens and the National Dairy Show features in his home at Ballydaly.   Over the years he has kindly made available to our local Museum some of the most interesting historic items.  We extend our sincere thanks to Jerry who consistently promotes his native Millstreet.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Community Text Alert is now accepting applications from those who wish to renew or join the Text Alert System for 2017.

Application forms can be collected & returned to Wordsworth Bookshop, Millstreet & to Guerin’s Shop, Ballydaly.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday December 20th 2016.

Muintir na Tíre has launched a Crime Prevention Programme using a personal property register logbook (pictured with Joseph Lawler below) to record all details of equipment. It encourages householders to write down the make, model, and serial number of valuable possessions so that they can be reclaimed if recovered by the Gardai. Its purpose is to reduce theft and facilitate recovery.

The cost per booklet is €5 and booklets are available from Joseph 0872823646, Pat 0872435855 & Marie 0872802529  We thank Marie Twomey for these important notices and below we share three images from the recent very interesting meeting at the Wallis Arms Hotel.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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We thank Ryan for the Poster.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Ryan for the Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Our 10pm Interview tonight visits the recent Coffee Morning/Afternoon at Ballinhassig where we chat with Joan, Margaret and Barry about such a praiseworthy project in Africa. (S.R.)

Our 10pm Interview tonight visits the recent Coffee Morning/Afternoon at Ballinhassig where we chat with Joan, Margaret and Barry about such a praiseworthy project in Africa. (S.R.)

Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com 

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We join the RTAI Camera Group at UCC.

We join the RTAI Camera Group at UCC.

 

We view the famous Coca Cola Santa Lorry in Mahon.

We view the famous Coca Cola Santa Lorry in Mahon.


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We are doing a food collection in aid of Penny Dinners again this year. Guys & Dolls Hair Salon and Coleman’s Centra have very kindly agreed to facilitate our collection again and donation boxes are in place in their premises.

Cork Penny Dinners - logoThe aim of Cork Penny Dinners is to give everyone who calls to their Centre a hot nourishing midday meal. In addition, clients get sandwiches and fruit to take away as an evening meal. Penny Dinners is open 7 days a week all year, including Christmas Day.

Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Any local businesses wishing to donate or get involved can contact 087 6886725.

Anna, Stephen & Aida Costello.

ITEMS NEEDED: Tinned Foods, Orange Squash, Easi-singles Cheese, Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Biscuits, Salt, Tea Towels, Cleaning Products.

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2016-12-03-santa-with-happy-children-at-colemans-millstreetSanta with some very happy children at Coleman’s,
where he visited last Friday evening
– with thanks to Sinead for the photo

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Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

A very important meeting was held at the Wallis arms Hotel on last Tuesday night. Organised by the Community Council the meeting was called to renew the Text Alert System in the area. Three members of the Garda Siocana attended and addressed the meeting. Local Garda Paul Lynch gave a detailed account of  their work in the Millstreet area, first commenting  on how good the town looked to the visitor and praised the Community for the manner in which they take care of their town. He also said that Millstreet stands out as a place almost free of crime and bad behaviour. He went on to advise the meeting on the importance of having details of all their property. So that if stolen it can be returned to its owner. They have by  large stocks of goods which were recovered in many parts of the country but due to lack of identity, they cannot be reclaimed by the rightful owners.

Garda Inspector Brian Murphy, spoke and said that the Garda Siocana need the help of the community to carry out their work, and asked people to let them know if they see or experienced anything suspicious. Community Garda Johnnie Crowley, went on to advice the public on all aspects of security and gave out numbers to contact in case of emergency. But the best number to ring is 999, a number that is answered every time.

Everybody  paid €10 and signed up again  to Text Alert System, for the coming year. Before the meeting closed  there was time for  informal chat with the three Garda which plays a big part in breaking down the barriers.

A fundraising Coffee morning was held in the Garda Station a few weeks ago, and raised €1,500 for the Hospice.

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Click on the Poster to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Set Dancers in association with
the NCBI would like to sincerely thank
everyone who contributed to the Clothes
collection over the past week!!

We have extended our collection until
Friday 9th December.

Bags can be dropped to Noirins Boutique
before Friday at 6pm

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A bake sale will be held on Saturday 10th December after 6.30pm Mass in Millstreet Parish Centre.

The aim of the bake sale is to help raise money for the two 5th year students from Millstreet Community School who will be going to Lourdes at Easter 2017 with IHCPT – The Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers. The students are Una Buckley and Dervla Murphy.

They will join thousands from Ireland and the UK for the week.  They will be part of groups of twenty two people comprising of helpers and young people who face physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. Following in the footsteps of twenty-five Millstreet students over the previous six years, the students are beginning the process of raising money to cover their own travel and accommodation costs (€670 for each of them), and for IHCPT to help pay for young people with special needs to go to Lourdes.

Your support is appreciated.

Presentation of impressive cheque by Millstreet Vintage Club to C.A.R.T. at Carriganima on Sunday, 4th Dec. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Presentation of impressive cheque by Millstreet Vintage Club to C.A.R.T. at Carriganima on Sunday, 4th Dec. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Jerry O'Riordan of Carriganima pictured at the Welcome Sign in the Village.

Jerry O’Riordan of Carriganima pictured at the Welcome Sign in the Village.

Special Cake for Ryan Tarrant (not in our photo) for having splendidly coordinated the fundraising Tractor Event for C.A.R.T. in the Summer of 2016.

Special Cake for Ryan Tarrant (not in our photo) for having splendidly coordinated the fundraising Tractor Event for C.A.R.T. in the Summer of 2016.

1carriganima-cart-cheque-presentation-4-dec-2016-1000     Enjoying the Coffee Morning in Carriganima on Sunday.

We thank P.J. Teahan for the splendid Poster.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank P.J. Teahan for the splendid Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

CULLEN and DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION

Our 36 th Annual Christmas Mass and Party took place on Saturday last,Dec.3rd  in Cullen Community Centre..    Weather conditions were perfect and a large number of our special friends attended with their families, friends or carers attended, from afar as Mallow and Kanturk to Newmarket, Millstreet  and Gneeveguilla.

Mass was celebrated by Canon Jack Fitzgerald, and the local Choir added to the celebration with appropriate Christmas hymns and carols. Good food, music and dancing kick-started the festive season for all present, whose energy and enthusiasm could put many to shame. Our DJ Andrew Lynch supplied some wonderful disco music and contributed in no small way to the success of the party. As usual each guest received a gift. Dr.Pat Casey had a busy evening as he made the presentations and he thanked everybody who helped to make the Party such a success.   A group of ladies from the Kanturk branch of the Red Cross, returned again this year offering hand massage and hail painting to all guests, and this was very much enjoyed and appreciated

Many thanks to all who came and supported the afternoon to make it such a success.

Cullen and District S.N.A. wish all their special friends, supporters and sponsors all the Joys and Blessings of Christmas with the best of health and happiness in the New Year

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A wonderfully enjoyable recent meeting with RTÉ's Miriam O'Callaghan with a great group of Millstreet Ladies.  From left: Nickie Hickie, Katrina O'Mahony, Sinéad Murphy, Maureen Murphy, Aileen Hickie, Miriam O'Callaghan and Mary Hickie.  We thank Tom Murphy, Tullig for sharing the splendid picture.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A recent wonderfully enjoyable meeting with RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan and a great group of Millstreet Ladies. From left: Nickie Hickie, Katrina O’Mahony, Sinéad Murphy, Maureen Murphy, Aileen Hickie, Miriam O’Callaghan and Mary Hickie. We thank Tom Murphy, Tullig for sharing the splendid picture. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Quality Food Producer Group.

A meeting to discuss establishing a local quality food producer group will be held

 

 At

 The Social Centre Kilcorney

 

 on Monday 5th December 2016

 

 at 7.30pm.

 

If you would be interested in selling your produce with a local brand name this meeting will be of interest.

 

Locally made handcrafts will also be welcome.

We thank Donie Howard for this notice.  (S.R.)

Kathleen Murphy, Islandbrack, Boherbue, on Dec 4th in the loving care of Millstreet Community Hospital, beloved wife of the late Dermot, predeceased by her sister May and son Adrian. Sadly missed by her children Derry, Julie, Miriam, Fergus, Raphael, Damien and Benedict, daughters in law, sons in law, grandchildren, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace. Reposing on Monday 5th Dec from 5.30 to 8pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boherbue. Requiem Mass Tuesday at 2pm with burial afterwards to Cullen Cemetery.

Enquiries to Drews funeral directors 02976061

LTV2 Millstreet Programme 280 is now Online,on this Show we go to Derinagree to see the Millstreet Vintage Club Model Show held on Oct 30 last we hope you enjoy the Programme.

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Catherine Goggin and Gobnait McSweeney pictured with Seán Murphy and members of Millstreet Community singers as both turned the spectacular Christmas Lights in Carriganima on Sat. 3rd Dec. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R)

Catherine Goggin and Gobnait McSweeney pictured with Seán Murphy and members of Millstreet Community Singers as both officially turned on the spectacular Christmas Lights in Carriganima on Sat. 3rd Dec. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R)

"The Pub" in Carriganima before the installation of Christmas Lights.

“The Pub” in Carriganima before the installation of Christmas Lights.

The magical effect of the magnificent Christmas Lights in Carriganima 2016.

The magical effect of the magnificent Christmas Lights in Carriganima 2016.

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We thank Presenter John Greene for advance notice of Sunday’s c103 Programme.   (S.R.)

This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, is the concluding programme which looks at the age old Irish sport of road bowling.

In programme two, author Noel Magnier joins us to continue the story of Mick Barry, one of road bowling’s greatest heroes.

We meet Derry Kenny from the Boothouse bar in White’s Cross. As a twenty three year old in 1963, and suffering from a leg injury, Derry surprised everybody by winning the Munster Senior bowling championship, and went on to contest the very first All Ireland final in road bowling

Chairperson of Bol Cumann Susan Greene speaks about how women have integrated into road bowling, and how the association intends to meet the many challenges facing the sport today.

Declan o’Donovan from Bandon tells us how he and his brother-in-law won senior and junior All Ireland titles together in 1986 on Cathedral road in Armagh.

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2016-12-clara-news-christmas-edition-front-cover-800What a wonderfully colourful special edition of “Clara News” has been marvellously coordinated by Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School just in time for Christmas.  Millstreet Museum is glad to have been associated to a small degree in providing a selection of photographs from our Museum Pictorial Archive of both 1996 and 2016 as well as providing the covers of the very first “Clara News ” of 1977  and the last edition of the very popular publication in 2012.  Every success with this special edition which is now available at one euro in a number of local outlets.  (S.R.)

PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday of Advent – 4th December, 2016
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS: MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Tim O’Callaghan, Blarney & Millstreet; John Leahy, Arklow & Macroom; Bridie Kiely, Limerick.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 3rd December:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Lily & John Moore, Liscreagh
Sunday 4
th December:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m.
Kathleen Mulcahy, Aunagloor
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Eileen, Tony & Michael Moynihan, Coalpits
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Denis & Fr. Michael Cashman, Tullig

Anniversaries: Margaret Reen, Main Street; Margaret O’Regan, Main Street; Garrett Hickey, West End; Philip, Lena & the deceased members of the Cronin Family, Pound Hill; Denis Buckley, Mountleader; Mary Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; John & Kathy Dennehy, Curragh; Denis & Catherine Kelleher, Killowen; Jack Kelleher, Dromsicane; Tade Corcoran, Coolikerane; Daniel & Julia Guerin, Ballydaly; Francie Herlihy, Glountane; Michael & Mary Kiely, Ballymacoda; Betty Smith, Boston; Jerry O’Donoghue, Cahirbarnagh & Fethard; Noreen O’Keeffe-Finn, Millstreet & Dromina; Anna Dimmock, London & Aubane; Brian O’Dea, Carrigaline & London; Paddy & Nora Burke, Kilnamartyra. continue reading…

2017-01-06-briery-gap-circus-pantomonium-posterA New Year feast of music, comedy and magic is in store at Briery Gap’s exciting Christmas Pantomonium!! Featuring a chorus of over 70 local children as well as the traditional soloists and adult chorus, we are delighted to announce the return of Panto legends Nonie & Donie, a comedic duo without compare. This event is a real Community effort as a cast, chorus, crew and production team of over 100 local people are taking part! Brighten up your Women’s Christmas and New Year with a Circus full of laughter, song and cheer which is suitable for all ages!

Performance dates at Riverside Park Hotel are as follows:

  • January 6th at 7:30pm
  • January 7th at 2:30pm
  • January 8th at 2:30pm

Tickets €12/8 are available online at brierygap.ie or by calling the Box Office on 026 41917!

1916-11-18-ellie-evoy-buried-in-drishane-old-cemetery_rszIn November 1916, Ellen Evoy, a young mother from Midleton died and was brought to Millstreet by train to be buried in Drishane. The funeral was mentioned with great sadness in many papers, but Evoy is not a name associated with Millstreet, so who was she?

So, we set about trying figuring out who she was …

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