Turning your Car at the West End

We were recently asked to note that the local Gardaí have been issuing fines and penalty points for people turning their car at West End at the junction by Herlihy’s Centra to go back up town. The reason for the fine being that when you are turning, you are crossing a solid white line which extends for 20m back the Clara Road (the solid white line is highlighted in the photo below). We wonder if many people have been penalised for this, something that has been normal behaviour, and has been seen as the safest place to turn the car on that side of town?

 

Where’s Santa? – Christmas Pantomime in Macroom

Christmas Panto 2018 “Where’s Santa?” at The Riverside Park Hotel is brand new, fresh and exciting. It is action packed with a cast of over 100. Santa has been kidnapped in Macroom and Mrs Claus and her chief Elf, Rudy are urgently in need of assistance. She sends her helpers Tinkerbelle and Tingle to Macroom from the North Pole to ask Santa’s good friends Nonie and Donie to find Santa before Christmas so that he can deliver the toys to the boys and girls Christmas eve. The task is not as easy as they thought as they discover that Scroogie and Moochie are behaving vey suspiciously and may be involved in the disappearance of Santa.
“Where’s Santa?” includes Christmas songs performed by the Children as well as other well known melodies to be enjoyed by all.

The Panto runs on the following dates: 2.30pm Sun 16th  /  7.30pm Fri 21st / 2.30pm Sat. See below for further details:

[read more …] “Where’s Santa? – Christmas Pantomime in Macroom”

Bake Sale for Millstreet students helping in Lourdes – Easter 2019

A Bake Sale will take on Saturday 15th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after 6.30pm Mass. 

Caoimhe O’Leary, Emma Brady, Michelle O’Riordan and Sarah Bourke are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will be joining the IHCPT pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week at Easter 2019.   They follow in a long line of students who have travelled as helpers for the Easter Pilgrimage and who have all come back with glowing reports about the experience.

As in previous years, fundraising events will be held to help cover the flight and accommodation costs for their week in Lourdes (€670/person).  The Bake Sale is the first of these.  Your support is appreciated.

Death Notice: Kathleen O’Riordan (née Riordan), Carrigtwohill / Millstreet

O’Riordan, Main Street, Carrigtwohill and late of Millstreet, On December 11th, 2018, Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Kathleen, (nee Riordan). Sister of the late Jack, William and Daniel. Dearly beloved wife of Eddie, loving mother of Anne, Catherine and Edward. Loving Nan of Emma, Sharon, Niall, Charlene, Michael and Leanne. Great Nana of Addisyn. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, also her sister Phil Humphries, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, partners, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing at O’Farrell’s Funeral Home, Riverside Way, Midleton on Thursday 13th from 5.30 p.m. with Removal at 7.30 p.m. to St. Mary’s Church, Carrigtwohill. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11.30 a.m. followed by burial in St.. Mary’s Cemetery, Carrigtwohill. May Kathleen Rest In Peace. [RIP]

Christmas Presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle Tonight

On this Friday night (14th Dec. 2018) at 8.15 in Millstreet Day Care Centre Frances Curtin of Dromagh will share her wonderful selection of favourite Christmas songs and music.  Apologies that we cannot send text reminders to our regular attendees for this month’s meeting as the group texting service has not been available for the past several days.  All are very welcome to our Christmas Presentation by Frances.   Below we feature two images from the December programme recently presented by Joe and Joan Kennelly of Inniscarra and Millstreet at Boherbue’s Music Room.   Frances Curtin is pictured first from left in the group picture.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Weekend of Events coming up at The Pub in Carriganima on this Sat and Sunday Dec15/16

Presentation of the Proceeds from the Recent Tractor Run for CART organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will be held at the Pub in Carriganima on next Saturday Night December 15th at 9pm Refreshments will be served,Everybody Welcome.

Mary Kate Murphy is holding a Christmas jumper day/night at The Pub Carriganima on Dec 16th in aid of Cork Simon Community. Please come and support. Santa will also be joining.

Santa Claus is making his annual appearance at The Pub in Carriganima on next Sunday Dec 16th at 3pm.This year he is arriving on a Buffalo so why not come along to Carriganima on next Sunday to meet the great Man himself. He is looking forward to meeting Everybody on the day.

Jobs: Decontamination Unit Operative

O’Flynn Medical is seeking an operative for its Decontamination unit. – this is a short term, fixed term contract position with an immediate start. Candidate must have basic computer skills and be fluent in English –spoken and written. If interested, CVs must be submitted to <info@oflynnmedical.com> only.

Pictures from the Past from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives

It is indeed a very real source of encouragement to initiate a regular feature from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives when we hear such uplifting comments from many people including Seán Barrett who enjoy our featuring of Pictures from the Past that we should consider delving into our Archive on a regular basis.   And, yes, this is what we hope to do as we gradually approach a New Year.  Thanks to Myra at the Museum we have digitalised several thousand photos ranging back decades which will be available to this and future generations.   To begin our regular feature we firstly caption the image we recently shared:

This special memory relates to the putting in place of the Christmas Tree at The Square, Millstreet in 1999. From left: Brendan Murphy, John “Sing” O’Sullivan, Thomas Galvin, Kieran Murphy (Brendan’s son) and Bill O’Sullivan.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Con Tarrant, Derek Davis (RTÉ) and Gerald Burke at the official launch of a wonderful environmental project at Moll Carthy’s Bridge in Kilcorney in the year 2000.

 

MCC Cheque Presentation to MCS Supporting BT Young Scientist 2019 Participants

Sincere congratulations to Millstreet Community School for having no less than an amazing Six Projects accepted in the upcoming BT Young Scientist Exhibition at Dublin’s RDS in early January 2019.   As has been the impressive practice over the years of Millstreet Community Council to support the participating Students in this prestigious event a cheque of €500.00 was presented this morning (Wednesday, 12th Dec. 2018) at the School.  Here we share a series of images from the uplifting occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Chairman of Millstreet Community Council, Noel Buckley presents the cheque to Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin at MCS.  Present also are the Participating Students and their Teachers plus MCC Members Marie Murphy, Mary Collins and Jerry O’Mahony.

[read more …] “MCC Cheque Presentation to MCS Supporting BT Young Scientist 2019 Participants”

Eily’s Report – 11th December

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

The year flies by and then when December comes it feels as long as the whole of the past year put together for little children checking the special calendar, where they open a door every day and wish the days would go a lot faster. Very often its a way for the parents too to check on the passage of time, but unlike the little ones their days go too fast as they try to remain abreast of all that has to be done before Santa comes.

The turning on of our Christmas lights in the town square on Friday night was a wonderful occasion. The design was in total contrast to that of former years. The plain white snowdrop decorations,  coupled with the delicate blue lights on the street trees, worked very well. The blustery weather calmed down just on time for the Pipe Band to do their part and the Community Singers gave recitals both at the opening and the closing of the ceremony. A very large crowd braved the cold to bring out the children and there was a real carnival atmosphere with people from many lands joining the fun as well as Santa Claus.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 11th December”

Death Notice: Maurice Nagle, Aghadoe

Beloved husband of Angela (nee McCarthy), loving father of Paul and Alan and much loved grand-dad of Zoey, Emma and Fitz-Maurice. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by his family, daughters-in-law Cathy and Eileen, sisters Maura and Siobhán, brother-in-law Noel Murphy, niece Joanne, nephews Timothy and Liam and the Fleming family, relatives, neighbours and many great friends. May He Rest In Peace.
Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Wednesday evening from 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm, followed by Removal to the Church Of Christ, Prince Of Peace, Fossa, Killarney. Requiem Mass on Thursday morning at 11.00am, burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.

Maurice was born at West End, Millstreet, at the current home of Cllr. Marie Murphy.  [read more …] “Death Notice: Maurice Nagle, Aghadoe”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” is very much on a Christmas theme and we also chat about the images illustrated below (S.R.) :

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station is with a wonderful American Visitor who called to Millstreet Museum on 30th Oct. 2018.  William Sullivan recently shared the following much appreciated message on the Millstreet website: [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Magical Christmas Spirit 2018 in Millstreet

The true spirit of Christmas is in evidence throughout Millstreet Town with the official turning on of the Christmas Lights at The Square on Friday evening (7th Dec. 2018) revealing a magnificent festive creation, the Christmas Jumper GAA Run in aid of Irish Cancer Society on Saturday and people adding Christmas magic to shop windows with outdoor Christmas Trees further enhancing the atmosphere.  This year our Christmas Tree is located near the Corner by the original Tom Radley’s Forge.  Here we share a variety of images illustrating that wonderful Christmas Spirit.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magical Christmas Spirit 2018 in Millstreet”

AGM 2018 of Drishane Region Project

The AGM of Drishane Region Project took place this Monday evening (10th Dec. 2018) at Millstreet Day Care Centre.  Over twenty dedicated people work in various projects in the Millstreet area including Millstreet Day Care Centre itself, GAA Community Hall, Town Park, Pitch & Putt, Gym, Astroturf and Millstreet Museum to mention but some of the work locations.   Here we share an image of some of the Coordinating Committee of the overall Project.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Christmas Jumper Run Thank You

The Irish Cancer Society wishes to thank everyone who supported the Christmas jumper run last Saturday. It was  great turnout with over €600 raised.
A special thanks to the Duggan family who allowed access to Drishane Estate, a beautiful place and to Milltech, Aroma Cafe, Tom Corbett – TMC photography,  and all the stewards.

Thanks so much 🤗

Millstreet Vintage Club Celebrates Christmas 2018

Assembling at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet on the evening of Saturday, 8th Dec. 2018 members of Millstreet Vintage Club enjoyed a very pleasant evening of chat and refreshments and reflecting on a most successful year during which the Club presented a number of substantial cheques to various praiseworthy causes.  In fact a further cheque is scheduled to be presented to C.A.R.T. (Carriganima Area Rural Transport) in The Pub at Carriganima on Sat. 15th Dec..  Below we share an image from the Christmas Get together.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

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

Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’ is the first of a two part programme.

John Greene meets former UCC lecturer Michael Keane to hear a story of war, sex, corruption and land, involving the three Earls of Castlehaven. 

Hotelier, author and TV personality Frances Brennan takes us through the famous ‘Route 66’, and recalls being attacked at midnight on the Caymen Islands by a group of large and angry crabs, which eventually turned out to be a blessing in disguise.   And……….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday Evening at 7″

Parish Newsletter – 9th December, 2018

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday of Advent – 9th December, 2018
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: Timmy Sheehan, Killavullen; Eileen Lane, Newmarket.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Mary Dennehy, Cloghoulamore
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Kathleen Mulcahy, Aunagloor
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Noel Lehane, Two Gneeves
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Denis & the deceased members of The Cashman family, Tullig

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Murphy, Killarney Road; Margaret Reen, Main Street; Bobby Cronin, The Rectory; Seamus Coffey, Macroom, Road; Con, Hannah & John Buckley, Mushera & Church Street; Con Buckley, Dooneen; Denis Buckley, Mountleader; Angela Cronin, Willowbrook; Maurice Fitzgerald, Cloghoula; Denis & Kate Kelleher, Killowen; Johnny Murphy, Ballydaly Lower; Dan, Maud & Mary O’Regan, Ballydaly; Tony Veart, Ahane; Peg Murphy, Lisnaboy; Francie Herlihy, Glountane; Noreen O’Keeffe-Finn, Millstreet & Dromina; Brian O’Dee, Carrigaline & London.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 9th December, 2018”

St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Annual Appeal This Weekend

Church gate collections in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place on this coming weekend 12th & 13th Dec. 2015 outside Churches in Millstreet, Ballydaly and throughout Duhallow. Your generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated. (S.R.)
Church door collections in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place at all Masses on this coming weekend 8th & 9th Dec. 2018 (Sat. night and Sun. morning) outside Churches in Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, Derrinagree, Dromagh and Kilcorney. Your generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated.   We thank Mona for the alert.  (S.R.)