Postman Supreme Noel Keating Honoured in Aubane

Postman Supreme Noel Keating was very especially honoured at Aubane Community Centre on Friday night, 24th Feb. 2017 following his recent retirement from his many years of dedicated service in An Post to the people of Aubane and far beyond.  Here we share images from the wonderfully uplifting occasion.  (S.R.)

Noel pictured with many of his co-workers in An Post.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Sgt. Michael Kelly, Noel Keating and Coordinator John F. Kelleher.
Aubane Community salutes Noel.

And we share a further 30 pictures from the superb occasion. continue reading the full article “Postman Supreme Noel Keating Honoured in Aubane”

Death Notice: Jerome Brosnan

The death has occurred of Jerome Brosnan, Cork Street, Macroom, Milllstreet & Kanturk. On February 24th 2017, in the excellent and loving care of all at Cork University Hospital, in the presence of his family. Jerome, husband of the late Kitty (nee Daly, Millstreet) deeply regretted by his loving family Cora, Eugene, John, Bernard sister Maureen, daughters-in-law Nessa, Hannah, Noreen, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing in Fitz-Geralds Funeral Home, Macroom on Saturday from 7pm with prayers at 8.15 followed by removal to St. Colman’s Church, Macroom. Funeral on Sunday after 12 Noon Mass to Kanturk Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Tiny Steps for Preemie Babies

On March 19th there will be a family friendly timed 5km/10km run/walk in aid of Cork Neonatal Unit, which will begin and end at the Top Of Coom, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry.

Buggy friendly — Timed event — Run/Walk begins at 12 noon — Registration at 10:30am –Charity Number CHY17293

See more at fb.me/tinystepsforpreemiebabies or @tinystepsforpreemiebabies

Paddy O’Keeffe’s Bog

One fine Summer’s evening when passing by Togher
I stood, and enraptured, I gazed all around.
The peaceable scenes of my long vanished childhood
No more on the slopes of this mountain I found.
The sheep and the cattle that grazed on the hillside
Recalling to memory the plains of Royal Meath
Had now disappeared and their places were taken
By men who were digging for ‘gold’ underneath.

Those bogs which for centuries lay sorely neglected
Were now utilised by each true Irishman
To make his dear Motherland more independent
Of England’s support since this cruel war began.
From town and from city they rallied to Togher
Such scenes of industry I ne’er saw before
For hundreds and thousands in shirt-sleeves were digging
And when they had done, they went looking for more.

To make the acquaintance of all those young workmen
I walked right along till I met Paddy Keeffe.
Oh, Paddy was beaming and smiling all over
And graciously told me that I had his leave
To travel, if weather and time would permit me,
The turf-covered heights of his far-flung domain
And see for myself how each workman was faring,
Find out all about him and, of course, get his name.

continue reading the full article “Paddy O’Keeffe’s Bog”

Eily’s Report – 21st February

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

Millstreet’s annual March Fair takes place this coming Sunday, 26th February 2017.

A special meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight to draw up plans for this years Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The meeting starts at 9 and all interested parties are invited to attend.

The AGM of our Active Retired Group will be held on tomorrow, Wednesday night February 22nd at the Canon O’ Donovan Centre starting at 7.30 and all are welcome.

This week it is with great regret that we learn the news that our beautiful Country Park will not be opening, this season. And on behalf of the Community Council I want to convey our deep feeling of regret to the Sheehan Family. However it is both pleasing and encouraging to read on the media that they are asking the public for help and advice as to how this state of the art facilty could be turned into a profitable and useful venture  for the years ahead.

It’s a bit away yet but already plans are afoot to hold a gala parade through the town in July to welcome in the European FEI Eventing Championships  which will run from July 19-23rd. We remember with pride the events of 2016 when  young riders from 30 countries paraded if full regalia through the Main Street of Millstreet.

continue reading the full article “Eily’s Report – 21st February”

Millstreet GAA Club Regristration Night 24th Feb. 2017

REGISTRATION NIGHT

MILLSTREET GAA CLUB

ALL ADULT MEMBERS, OFFICERS. SUPPORTERS & PLAYERS ARE REMINDED OF OUR

ANNUAL REGISTRATION NIGHT

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT 24th FEBRUARY

BETWEEN 7.30 & 8.30pm

in Millstreet GAA Community Hall

MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS WILL BE ISSUED ON THE NIGHT

AND YOU WILL THEN BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR

THE GAA REWARD SCHEME – GMRA

FULL DETAILS ON THE NIGHT.

We thank Sharon Lane for the notice.  (S.R.)

ADULT MEMBERS:  €60

STUDENT MEMBERS:  €40

Death Notice: Sr Florence (Sheila) O’Sullivan, Drishane House

The death has occurred on Sunday 19th February 2017 of Sr Florence (Sheila) O’Sullivan, Drishane House, Millstreet, Cork / Rathmore, Kerry.

Sr Florence (Sheila), Infant Jesus Sister, peacefully at Drishane House, sister of the late Betty (Leane) and Joan. Sadly missed by her brothers Dan and John, sisters Mary (O’Leary), Sister Catherine (I.J.S.), Sister Eileen (Mercy), sister-in-law Hannah, brother-in-law Tom, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandniece, great-grandnephew, Infant Jesus Sisters and a wide circle of friends.

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary tonight, Monday, at 8.15pm. Removal on Tuesday at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial to Drishane Cemetery. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sí.

Clothes Collection – Fundraiser for St. John’s

St. John’s Football Club

FUNDRAISER- CLOTHES COLLECTION

We are collecting the following items to raise money for the club : Men’s/Women’s/Children’s clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, soft toys, household textiles incl curtains & towels, mobile phones (must be given separately).

The following drop off points are available:

  • St John’s Gaa Pitch Station Rd.: Sat 4th & 11th March 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Kilcorney: After Mass Sun 5th March 11am -12pm
  • Aubane School: Tue 7th March 8-9pm

For more information or to organise a pick up outside times contact jerry on 087 9103891. [St.John’s on facebook]

Death Notice: John Horgan, Kilcorney & Rathmore

The death has occurred of John Horgan, Ard Mhuire, Rathmore / & Kilcorney, Cork. Formerly of South Horsemount, Kilcorney. On Feb. 18th 2017 unexpectedly at his home. John, loving husband of Geraldine and dear father of Martin and Gerard. Deeply regretted by his loving family mother Peggy, sisters Eileen, Kate, Margaret and Marian, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephew, nieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
R.I.P.
Reposing at O’Keeffe’s funeral home Rathmore on this Monday evening (Feb. 20th) from 5pm to 7pm, followed by removal to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass on Tuesday (Feb. 21st) at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Aubane Community to make Presentation to Retired Postman Noel Keating on this Friday February 24

The Aubane Social Club will make a presentation on behalf of the Aubane Community to recently Retired Postman Noel Keating who was their Postman for twenty three years on this coming Friday 24 February at 8.00pm in Aubane Community Centre.

Refreshments will be served. All are Welcome.

Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1

Recently at the Wallis Arms Hotel on two separate nights Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA celebrated with a superb Victory Social – on the Friday night with the younger members and on the Saturday night with the more senior players.  Here we share images from the first occasion where Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley was the Guest of Honour who presented the wonderfully successful players with their medals.  The Disco which followed the meal, presentation and speeches – with very popular D.J. Kieran – was hugely enjoyed by the young players.  Great credit is due to the many dedicated Coaches and Coordinators.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we share a further selection of pictures from the splendid annual occasion. continue reading the full article “Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1”

“Where The Road Takes Me” at 7 This Evening on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this week’s radio documentary.  (S.R.)

Animal neglect, cruelty or abuse is still a major problem in Ireland today. According to the Dublin Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, Ireland is known as the ‘Puppy farm Capital’ of Europe.

But it’s not all negative news, because throughout the length and breadth of the country, there are many groups working tirelessly and often voluntarily in the interests of animal welfare.

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits the West Cork Animal Welfare Group at their kennels in Owenahincha. They were founded in 1999 in response to a desperate need to help unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused animals in West Cork.

We meet people who foster, adopt, fundraise and showcase the work of the group.

We bring you the story of ‘Toffee’, the little Yorkshire terrier who had suffered serious neglect and cruelty, and suffered with a broken paw for twelve months, before it was discovered.

We meet a member of ‘Friends Forever’, a Swedish animal welfare group, and discover the huge difference between animal welfare legislation in both countries. continue reading the full article ““Where The Road Takes Me” at 7 This Evening on C103″

Parish Newsletter – 19th February, 2017

PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th February, 2017
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:  John Joe Sheehy, Dingle; Con Guiney, Carrigaline & Kiskeam.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 18th February:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Denis & Nell Hickey, Mill Lane
Sunday 19th February:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                            Eileen & Thomas O’Mahony, Kilmeedy
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           Tim O’Regan & the deceased members of The O’Regan Family, Nohovaldaly
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Jerome O’Riordan, Dromsicane

Anniversaries: Nora Buckley, Kilmeedy; Eileen & John Duggan, West End; Bridget Burke, Murphy’s Terrace; Tony Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace;  Agnes Kiely, The Bridge; Parkie Coffey, Macroom Road; Joe Buckley, Ballinatona;Hannah Mary Dennehy, Coomlogane;  Mary O’Sullivan, Aubane; Annie Murphy, Ahane;  Eamonn Cronin, Knockduff; Catherine Duggan & Kathleen Cronin, Lisnaboy;  Peg O’Shea, Kinsalebeg; Patrick Kiely, Kanturk; Molly & Pat Murphy, Ballydesmond; Denis & Abina McCarthy, Fortgrady; Annie Murphy, Donoughmore & Aubane; Estie Cashman, Tullig & London; Michelle Manley-Bates, London; Kathleen Manley-Alexandra, Australia.  continue reading the full article “Parish Newsletter – 19th February, 2017”

Jerry Identifies Millstreet’s Magnificent Stained Glass Windows

What a truly wonderful response we’re received regarding our query just posted on our website last night!  And we are so very grateful to Jerry Sheehan of Los Angeles, California, USA who has identified the Saints on both windows of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  The letters SC and SD provide an important clue – the “S” on all the windows symbolises the word “Saint”.  Jerry now reveals that the Saint on the large window at the back of the Choir Gallery is Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque.  And the Saint on the other window is Saint Charles Borremo while the Saint depicted in the smaller frame of the same window is Saint Dominic.  Thanks a million, Jerry, for so very promptly contacting our Millstreet Museum email address with such highly significant information.  (S.R.)

Saints on Church Windows in St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet – Seeking Information

We have recently been asked by a number of people a query regarding two of our beautiful windows in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  Below we illustrate both windows.  The first one has the SC indication and SD in the lower image on the same window.   We welcome your suggestions re the identity of these Saints.    The second window is the very large one behind where the Choir used to sing in the Church Gallery.   Who is the Saint praying to the Lord?  We would be very grateful of any assistance in these queries.  Please use our Comment facility here or email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net …. Saints in most of the magnificent stained glass windows have been identified but these two windows are still the subject of research regarding the identity of the Saints depicted on the windows. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Geraldine Wins Herlihy’s Centra St. Valentine’s Day Competition

Well done to Geraldine Curtin who is the winner of Herlihy’s Centra St. Valentine’s Day competition! Here we note Greg presenting the €50.00 prize towards a
romantic dinner in Killarney.  We congratulate Geraldine and we thank Greg for the update and image.  Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Visitor from Florida U.S.A. to Visit Millstreet

The following message was recently received from Becky Mantle Starks of Florida USA.  (S.R.)

Hello !   I plan to be in Millstreet in late March, likely March 30 and 31.
my goal is to find more information about my grandfather Thomas Bartholomew Mantle b. County Cork 1820, d. Kentucky USA 1903
and/or his likely father Thomas C. Mantle b. 1799 in Cork.

I have found a Thomas Mantle in the Tithe Applotment
Books, 1823-1837. he is listed several times.
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&englishSubcountryName=County%20Cork&query=%2Bgivenname%3AThomas~%20%2Bsurname%3AMantle~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AIreland~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1798-1832~%20%2Brecord_country%3AIreland%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22Ireland%2CCork%22

I have also found a Thomas Mantle as a butcher in Millstreet, along with a
possible brother, Joseph Mantle in Slater’s Directory
http://www.failteromhat.com/slater/0101.pdf

Would there likely be additional information on him anywhere
in the Millstreet area ?

before arriving in Millstreet, I will have visited the various
repositories in Dublin, but with limited time constraints. any tips
you have for searching there would be appreciated.

Is there anyone you might recommend to guide me in finding more
information about my family in Milstreet ?

I am also sending this via the messenger contact to Millstreet.ie.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Kindest regards,
Becky Mantle Starks
Florida, U.S.

Millstreet Country Park will not Reopen for the 2017 Season

Millstreet Country Park will not reopen for the 2017 season. The decision was taken due to insufficient tourism numbers over the past several years.

A review of all aspects of the 500-acre development, including an open discussion with interested parties, will take place in 2017 with the intention of creating a sustainable future for Millstreet Country Park.

Water Flag Mission at Derrinagree N.S. – Superb Third Green Flag!

We thank Pam Thornton (Teacher/Project Coordinator) for the following article and images.  (S.R.)

Put a STOP to the DROPs!’  is the new Green Code for Derinagree in their quest to save water. This code was chosen by Ms. Kiely’s Rang 3&4. The entire school has been busy conserving water.

WE….

  • Read the water meter weekly
  • check that taps are turned off properly
  • report leaks to our caretaker John
  • use a basin in the sink when washing up
  • inserted a (water filled)1L milk carton into each cistern to save 1 L for every flush.

We also invited 2 speakers who are experts on conserving water.
Berne Connolly from the Cork Environmental Forum explained how little water in the world is safe for drinking! When we discovered that it was 1% we realised what a precious resource water is!  She also showed us how much water is ‘hidden’ in the products we buy e.g. meat, clothes etc. She encouraged us to grow our own food.

Stephanie O’ Toole (from STREAMSCAPES) shared with us the dangerous world of MICRO BEADS! These are tiny plastic particles commonly used in shampoos & toothpaste to improve cleansing power. However we soon realised the terrible harm these pieces of plastic were to the fish.

You can download an app called ‘Beat the Microbead’. Use this app to scan products for these microplastic ingredients! You can then choose to buy a product that does not harm aquatic life.

As a result of these inspirational guests, the senior classes made their own GREEN CLEANING product with vinegar, breadsoda & lemon juice!

Leaky Detectives are now on the prowl to STOP that DROP, as are the Energy Squad whose job it is to switch off lights & shut doors. Our WASTE WATCHERS (no….they’re not in Cullen on Monday nights!) have hardly any work to do according to the children as they now have the hang of keeping our yard & classrooms litter free! Well done! continue reading the full article “Water Flag Mission at Derrinagree N.S. – Superb Third Green Flag!”

Millstreet National School Parents’ Association Meeting

Millstreet National School Parents’ Association

will hold a meeting next Monday February 20th at 8.30pm,

which will be held in the Boys National School,

and princial Frank O’Connor will be joining.

Parents from both schools welcome as usual.

Hope to see you there.