Lourdes table quiz for two Millstreet students – Friday 31st January (CHANGE OF VENUE)

Please note: The table quiz will now take place in MILLSTREET GAA HALL

Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will be going on pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week during their Easter holidays 2020 with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  They are following in a long line of other students who have gone to Lourdes as helpers and had a wonderfully fulfilling time.

The cost of their flight/accommodation is €670/person and the students are currently fundraising in an effort to cover these costs.  A successful bake sale took place in the parish centre before Christmas.

A table quiz held in Millstreet GAA Hall on Friday 31st January – €40/table of four. Everyone is welcome to take part on what should be a very enjoyable evening.

 

Cullen Connection with the late Kobe Bryant’s Basketball Career

We thank Gillian O’Sullivan for sharing this most interesting Cullen connection and for alerting us to a recent article which is entitled:

Kobe Bryant: Yonkers police lieutenant played him in high school, recalls ‘fierceness in his eyes’

Kenny Lacey is that Policeman now a member of the NYPD.   We share the newspaper feature below.

The tall young man shaking hands with Kobe Bryant is Kenny Lacey whose mother Mairéad O’Sullivan – daughter of the late Tim and Alice O’Sullivan – is a native of Cullen. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Cullen Connection with the late Kobe Bryant’s Basketball Career”

“Radio Treasures” Now On Air – Tuesday 28th Jan. 2020

Radio Treasures Now On Air (Tues. 28th Jan. 2020 from 9:30 to 11.00 pm) on www.corkmusicstation.com.… Special features at 10pm – Ballydaly Hall 60th Anniversary with a splendid Talk by Richard O’Connor regarding the 60 year history of Ballydaly Hall.  Plus a Radio Maria Ireland Interview with Eileen, Kathy and Pat.  (S.R.)

Ballydaly Hall 60th Anniversary Celebrations on Fri. 24th Jan. 2020.
Brenda O’Sullivan congratulating Richard O’Connor on his magnificent presentation regarding the History of Ballydaly Hall. Also included is Musician Supreme on the night Pat Joe O’Leary.
Rathmore Pantomime Rehearsal time in Rathmore Community Centre.
A very useful Apple Corer recently purchased at Lidl….An equal slice of the apple for All!

Tap on our pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Now On Air – Tuesday 28th Jan. 2020″

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Table Quiz Friday Night February 21st for The ICRR Air Ambulance Service

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Table Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night February 21st at 8.30 pm for The ICRR Air Ambulance Service,why not come along for a Good Night Out for a Great Cause,Everybody Welcome,Table of 4 €40 Details Call Myra on 087 2742596.

Eily’s Report – 28th January

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

Not everybody likes the month of January so I suppose it is with a certain amount of relief that they see it coming close to an end. It’s a month that sees the effects of  many of  the over  indulgences of Christmas, not least among them the unpaid bills or indeed many extra pounds on the body that does no good for the mood. It’s a month that sees many loved ones returning to other places, some to the other end of the world and facing a long wait before they can spare up enough cash to come again. But January isn’t all bad. The evenings get longer and Mother Nature  begins to push up the daffodils and many other little plants from their winter bed and it never ceases to amaze me how a spud, forgotten in a bag, be it at the bottom of the press or in the shed, can send out strong healthy shoots as soon as the month of January dawns. Looking at it how can you say there is no God?  We all need to be reminded of things to do, but Mother Nature gets her work done unaided and moves in mysterious ways.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 28th January”

Great Turnout for Cancer Connect Fundraiser in Carriganima last Saturday Night

Cancer Connect wish to thank Everybody for there Generosity last Saturday Night at the Fundraiser held for them at the Pub in Carriganima,a fine Crowd attended the Event and a staggering 1,185 Euro was collected for the Group on the Night which was a fantastic amount of Money,its very much appreciated,again Many Thanks to Everybody for there Generosity.

Carriganima N.S. Open Week

You are invited to visit Carriganima National School during the Open Week from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th February 2020. Call into the school anytime between 9.20am to 3.00pm to see the excellent facilities and opportunities on offer – no appointment necessary. See how our school can best meet the needs of your child, both academically and socially. A perfect opportunity to look around the school and meet with staff during a working day.

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Desmond O’Sullivan Carpentry & Construction Services for his very generous donation to the Playground Project. Fantastic to have another local business support our Town Park.
If you would like to join the growing honours list we would be delighted to receive any contribution….. very € counts!

TO DONATE: you may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account: BIC-BOFIIE2D; IBAN-IE61BOFI90580332105069
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym, Millstreet

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

Senior 4 Tower 2 Slide multiplay unit to feature in new Playground in Town Park

 

Millstreet on “Round the Fireside” on C103 Monday at 10:05pm

A wonderful assembly of people from the Millstreet and Cullen Areas will join Presenter Jimmy Reidy for the first of two C103 Programmes on Monday, 27th Jan. 2020 at 10:05pm for the “Round the Fireside” series.  Here we share some 11 images from our recording which took place on Tuesday, 14th Jan. in Freemount Heritage Centre.   Happy listening!   The second programme will be broadcast on Monday, 3rd Feb. at 10:05pm.  Tap on the images to enlarge.    Our group photograph features in the current copy of “Discover Duhallow” magazine which is presently in the shops – free of charge!  (S.R.)

Update: CLICK HERE to listen back to the programme.

[read more …] “Millstreet on “Round the Fireside” on C103 Monday at 10:05pm”

St Nicholas Church Re-Dedication

Almost two years ago St Nicholas Church, Kilcorney was severely damaged by Storm Ophelia and following extensive repair and modernisation Bishop William Crean (Bishop of Cloyne) performed the blessing and re-dedication of the Church recently.

Pat Sheehan on behalf of the community welcomed the Bishop and Priests and gave a short history of Kilcorney Church which was first blessed and dedicated by Bishop Timothy Murphy on Christmas Day 1856.

Mass was concelebrated by a number of former priests of the parish and priests from the surrounding parishes.

In his homily Bishop Crean said it was an honour and a privilege to be re-dedicating the church as he had been in Kilcorney the day after the storm and he has seen first hand the destruction that it had caused.  He spoke about the value of the church to the local community and how in the time of trouble the community came together to rescue the church.  He also commented on the number of young families attending the church and looking at the number of altar servers present he felt that the church is in good hands.  Music was lead by our local church choir who were joined by Kilcorney National School pupils.  Fr William Winter PP of Banteer spoke of his joy on getting to this night and thanked everyone who were involved in the revamp of the church.  He also expressed his gratitude to the local Community Council for the use of the Community Centre during the last two years for the liturgical ceremonies.  At the end of the ceremony Maeve Buckley (Senior Altar Server) made a presentation to Bishop Crean on behalf of all the altar services.

[read more …] “St Nicholas Church Re-Dedication”

Millstreet Connection with WTRTM on C103 Sunday at 7pm

Presenter John Greene of “Where the Road Take Me” provides us with much appreciated weekly advance information regarding his excellent radio documentaries.  But this Sunday (26th Jan. 2020) there is a Millstreet connection in that one of the main people interviewed is Sr. Bernadette Maria who is Coordinator of the Mercy Heritage Centre in Charleville Town.   Along with Michael McGrath (photojournalist with “Corkman”), Michael Donegan and Kerry Corkery – Sr. Bernadette Maria recently visited Millstreet Museum (and “Cinnamon”) to explore ideas in advance of the establishment of a new Museum in Charleville.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Michael, Sr. Bernadette Maria, Kerry and Michael McGrath (who arranged the visit to Millstreet Museum from Charleville).

The Mercy Order of nuns have had a lengthy, historical and warm connection to the town of Charleville.

After receiving a donation of a house and five hundred pounds from local landowner Mary Clanchy in 1836, Catherine McAuley opened her second house outside of Dublin, here in the town. 

They began by visiting the sick and poor, nursing in the Kilmallock workhouse during the famine of 1845 to 1852, and providing education to those who were willing to learn.

During the Crimean war, two sisters from Charleville were sent to nurse the sick and wounded, many of whom were Irish.  Working in deplorable conditions, they received anything but a warm welcome from ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ – Florence Nightingale.

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me,  John Greene visits the Mercy Provincial Heritage centre, which is attached to the convent in Charleville.  Artifacts from all of their work down through the years is on view here, including an educational exhibition from the fifties and sixties.  [read more …] “Millstreet Connection with WTRTM on C103 Sunday at 7pm”

Professional Catering Assistant Required

The Flaming Cook are looking for a reliable and professional catering assistant for the upcoming season to join their team. This is seasonal work that will focus in the Cork/Kerry/Limerick area.

It is predominantly weekend work (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) with the possibility of weekday. The job will consist of food preparation and serving, maintaining a clean workspace, and general ad hoc duties. Training will be provided. Salary DOE

Interested candidates can email a cover letter and CV to <jack@theflamingcook.ie>


[read more …] “Professional Catering Assistant Required”

Parish Newsletter – 26th January, 2020 – Catholic Schools Week

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – 26th January, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    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:    Joan Crane-Lynch, Lislehane, Cullen & Las Vegas

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Kathleen Corcoran, Dooneen                          Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         The deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Lyreaoune                                               
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          James Hickey, Meenskehy
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Bertie & Kate Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace

Anniversaries:  Chrissie Mullane, Dromnahilla; Patrick O’Mahony, Lackabawn; Nora & Dan Joe Carroll, Tullig; Denis & Ellen Murphy, Tullig; Nora & Peter Dineen, Cloghoula; Theresa McCarthy, Kilmeedy; Joan Murphy, Knocknakilla;   Peter Desmond, Claramore; Margaret Mullane, Coolikerane; Patrick Kearney, Lisnaboy; Tade & Mary Murphy, Knocknagree; Kattie O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace & Ballincollig; Joe & Paddy Barrett, Newmarket.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 26th January, 2020 – Catholic Schools Week”

Fundraising/Presentation Night for the Cancer Connect Service on Tonight Saturday January 25th at The Pub in Carriganima

Tonight Saturday January 25th at The Pub in Carriganima there will be a Fundraising/Presentation Night for the Cancer Connect Service with Music Entertainment on the Night and Refreshments will be served.

Everybody Very Welcome and all for a great Cause.

Joan Crane-Lynch, Las Vegas & Cullen (1936-2020)

Joan Lynch Crane of Las Vegas, NV, passed away on January 20, 2020, at St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Sienna Campus, Henderson, NV.

Joan married Allan Crane of Staten Island, NY, in May 1960. Joan and Allan had four girls while living in Staten Island, NY, and eventually moved their young family to Old Bridge, NJ, in December 1970, where Joan and Allan stayed until 2001, when they retired and moved to Las Vegas.

Joan was a native of County Cork, Ireland. Born on February 23, 1936 as Siobhán Ó Loingsigh in Eagleounne, Cullen, County Cork, Ireland, to Mary Casey and Tim Lynch, who in all had 11 children.  [read more …] “Joan Crane-Lynch, Las Vegas & Cullen (1936-2020)”

Dan O’Riordan Interview to Feature on TG4 at 7pm at a Future Date

Dan O’Riordan of Ballydaly is scheduled to appear in an interview regarding the importance of the Rathcoole-based Air Ambulance on TG4’s “An Nuacht” at 7 this Friday evening – 24th Jan. 2020.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Due to a Headline Story emerging Dan’s broadcast has had to be deferred to a future date at 7pm and this is yet to be confirmed.