The best of luck to Kevin Crowley who has been named to start at corner back for Cork in the Munster Senior Football Championship this Saturday May 26th against Tipperary in Thurles at 7pm.
The game will not be shown live on TV but there will be highlights on The Sunday Game on RTÉ 2 at 9:30pm on Sunday and on the RTÉ Player. For football fans from Cork who also follow Liverpool, this is a bit of a ‘mare. Munster Council confirm Tipperary-Cork semi-final will clash with Champions League final.
Ireland’s number one cycling event – The Rás Tailteann will pass through Millstreet tomorrow Thursday. Stage 5 is from Glengarriffe to Mitchelstown, so it is due to come in the Macroom Road, turn right at the Square, and onto Rathcoole and Banteer, on tomorrow at about 12:30pm. There are 153 riders taking part, so the roads will be closed by Gardai as the race passes through. If you’re in town, come out and cheer them on as the whizz past.
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly report.
It is indeed an exciting day for me, and for everyone really, with the Daniel and Majella Road Show coming on screen tonight, on at 8.30 on RTE One. I hope that everybody will enjoy RTE’s covering of their visit to Millstreet on St.Patrick’s Day.
As part of Feile na Bealtaine, lots of our Retired Group are joining Jack Roche’s Mystery Tour today. It never fails to deliver and even though I’ve never been on it, I always say I will, and DV I will. We wish them fine weather, hope they have a great time.
The sun shone on all the hundreds of people who attended the First Holy Communion of 38 little children in Millstreet Church on Saturday last. There wasn’t an empty seat in the Church. It was a beautiful ceremony, led by Canon John FitzGerald, with the children playing a big part in the readings and singing. Joined by the other children of the schools, their angelic voices filled the air. Afterwards some light refreshments were served in the GAA Hall. And the variety of people from many lands gave the occasion a feeling of world peace and unity.
It was a warm welcome for Daniel and Majella as they celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet with our own Eily Buckley at Geararoe B&B. Watch all the excitement as Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip continues this evening Tuesday (22nd May 2018) at 8.30pm on RTÉ One TV 🚗. Not to be missed!
“I regret to announce that Nibbles food emporium is to cease trading with immediate effect.
As a small family business and with 14 years history in Millstreet, it has been a difficult and emotional decision. It has been a hugely rewarding experience and my great pleasure to serve all of our dear customers. Unfortunately during the past few months due to a problematic broken ankle and other minor health reasons, this difficult decision had to be made. [read more …] “Nibbles Closing their Doors 😢”
Tonight, due to a number of requests, we are repeating the entire Eurovision Special programme of last Tuesday night on “Radio Treasures” tonight. And an update regarding C103 – Eily Buckley is scheduled to feature on an interview around noon on today (Tuesday) in advance of the much anticipated Daniel & Majella Roadshow with Eily tonight at 8:30 on RTÉ 1 television. (S.R.)
While the pictures below remind us of some of the magic moments experienced in the Millstreet area in the past – tonight on “Radio Treasures” our focus is on the 25th Anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest of 1993. We invite you to tune in from 9:30 to 11:00 tonight where you will hear a wide variety of local people and visitors whom we’ve recently recorded recalling their own special memories of the Millstreet Eurovision which became a reality due to Eurovisionary Noel C. and the Duggan Family supported by a wonderfully dedicated local Committee. Log into www.corkmusicstation.com
The first Pitch ‘n Putt 3-ball-scramble of the season will take place on Tuesday evening next May 22nd at the earlier time of 6pm (to facilitate the Camogie girls). Open to all members, both newcomers and established players.
Cllr John Paul O’Shea recently gave an update on the upgrade works at Millstreet Community Hospital:
“Currently completing Phase 1 of its refurbishment and their design team is currently reviewing existing layouts and accommodation in line with HIQA requirements and it is envisaged planning permission will be sought for Phase 2 of the refurbishment in early 2019. Both hospitals must adhere to the Health Information & Quality Authority National Standards for Resident Care Settings for Older People.”
This is good news, but it looks like Phase Two is still a long way away. In the Seanad questions and answers last Thursday (May 17th), in response to Senator Colm Burke’s questions on Kanturk and Millstreet Hospitals, Junior Minister Catherine Byrne TD said that the planning application would be 2019, construction hopefully to start in 2020, and finalisation in 2021 … so three years before phase 2 is complete [read more …] “Progress on Millstreet Community Hospital Phase I”
MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END: Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Tom Grainger, Cloghoulamore & Birmingham Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Michael & Theresa Herlihy, Cahirbarnagh Cullen 10.15 a.m. The deceased members of the Lehane & McKelvey Families, Lisaniska Millstreet 11.30 a.m. John Joe & Teresa Tangney, Main Street
ANNIVERSARIES: Michael McSweeney, Flintfield; Mary & Peter Cremin, Flintfield; Timothy Kelleher, The Bridge; Tony Galvin, Main Street; Dan & Rosie Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace; Michael Lucey, Clara Road; Bob, Julia & James O’Sullivan, Gortavehy; Nuala Joyce, Lislehane & Tralee; Jason Heelan, Lombardstown & Cullen; Timothy O’Callaghan, Banteer. [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – Pentecost Sunday – 20th May, 2018”
Eileen O’Sullivan March 27, 1931 – May 16, 2018. Eileen passed peacefully on May 16, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Eileen was a loving wife to Patrick O’Sullivan for 60 years as they had just celebrated their wedding anniversary in April. She was an adored mother to Margaret O’Sullivan and Dennis, predeceased in Feb. 2018. She is also survived by her sister Nuala O’Riordan (Millstreet), her sister-in-law Sheila Becker (Michigan) and brother-in-law Jack MacSweeney and many nieces and nephews in the United States and Ireland. [read more …] “Death Notice: Eileen O’Sullivan, San Francisco, Dunmanway, & Millstreet”
Looking down the valley into Millstreet & over to Taur/ Rockchapel on the horizon.. Ready for World Fiddle Day! Hannah O Regan, Orlaith Twomey, Anna Buckley, Leah Murphy, Emer Twomey, Aoife & Meadhbh McCarthy.. representing Millstreet at the World Fiddle Day Concert & Celebrations Scartaglin 19/5/18.
Musicians Supreme getting ready for World Fiddle Day 2018. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Kerry Athletics U9 to U16 Track and Field Championships were held in An Ríocht Castleisland last Saturday and Sunday in the glorious sunshine! Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet both did really well. Frank winning Bronze in the U 13 shot Putt with his best throw this season. His sister Danielle was: 1st in u13 shot 4th in U13 javelin 2nd u13 relay 1st U 14 Hammer 2nd U14 Discus 3rd in U14 Relay
Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such magnificent achievements in the world of sport. (S.R.)
Those who attended the Language and Culture Night which was held in Millstreet Community School on 10th May will know that a journalist and cameraman working for TG4 were present. They interviewed Irish teacher Ms Majella Horgan and three TY students, Jennifer Kelly, Gemma O’Regan and Katie Healy earlier in the evening. An edited version of what they filmed will be shown on TG4 on Sunday 20th May between 7pm and 7.30pm as part of Nuacht. The clip may only be two minutes in duration but it is good that they were able to be present to document such a worthwhile and memorable event.
The Boys National School will be holding their annual fundraising Move-a-thon in the town park on Friday June 1st. Boys will be actively using the walkway and the pitch and will be fully supervised by teachers at all times. Courtesy and consideration will be shown at all times, to regular users of the Park. Picture from the 2012 Move-a-thon
Fionn Barry has spent most of his short life suffering and in hospital yet despite this he is still fighting for answers. He was diagnosed at 6 months with infantile spasms which has evolved into a seriously debilitating and Life limiting illness and needs 24 hour care.
16-year-old Ian O’Connell fell from his bike in Killarney National Park, sustaining damage to his neck and spine. The popular young sportsman is undergoing occupational therapy and physiotherapy at the rehabilitation centre in Dún Laoghaire. A trust set up to help a Killarney teenager who sustained a life-changing injury last August. [read more …] “Annual Fancy Dress Stretcher Race”
Office administrator/accounts assistant with good computer skills required for client in the Millstreet area. Please forward CV to Christy Naughton & Co. Ltd., Certified Public Accountants, No 3 Masseytown, Macroom. Co. Cork. Email: christy@ christynaughton.ie
The death has occurred of Donal Guiney, formely of Knocknangh Kiskeam, Drishane Rd, Millstreet, Cork.
Peacefully in the loving care of St Bernadette’s Ward, Bons Secours Hospital, Cork, in the presence of his loving family, beloved husband of the late Mary(2006), beloved father of Maurice, Karl and David, father in law of Tai, Kelli and Mecker, grandfather of Eoin, Eamonn, Ciarrah and Kjersten, brother to John,Vincent, Patrick, Michael and Sheila and to the late Denis, Con, Eugene and Kathleen, mourned by brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am and burial afterwards in St Catherine’s Cemetery, Ceann Tra, Dingle, arrival at approx 2.30pm. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Cunamh, Bons Secours Hospital, Cork. Ar dheis lamh Dé do raibh a anam. 
The death has occurred of Eileen O’Shea (née Mc Cormack), Drominagh, Clonbanin, Cork / Hospital, Limerick. On May 15, 2018, in the presence of her loving family, at Padre Pio Nursing Home, Churchtown, EILEEN (nee McCormack, Hospital, Co Limerick). Sadly missed by her loving husband John, daughters Susan and Stephanie, her sons Mark, Sean, Patrick, Timmy and Barry, son-in-law Mark, her sisters and brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on today, Wednesday, from 6pm to 7.30pm, followed by removal to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.