Cullen Pipe Band

After competing against 60 bands from all over the world including USA, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, Scotland, and Ireland, Cullen Pipe band took home the Hamlet Shield for 5th place in the World Pipe Band championships held in Glasgow last Saturday 12th August. Congratulations to the Cullen Pipe Band, instructors and supporters who worked hard to achieve this great success. [read more …] “Cullen Pipe Band”

Death Notice: Eileen O’Riordan, Ballydaly

The death has occurred of Eileen O’RIORDAN (née O’Mullane), Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork / Mayfield, Cork. Peacefully and surrounded by her loving family in Cork University Hospital. Beloved wife of Michael and loving mother to Patricia (O’Driscoll) and Edel. Sister of the late Raymond O’Mullane. Eileen will be very sadly missed by her loving sisters Marie, Imelda, Theresa and Cora, grandchildren Kelly, Hayley, Ria, Alaoise and Ethan, her sons-in-law Steven and Ray, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and large circle of much loved friends.

Reposing on Thursday in Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet from 6.30pm to 8pm followed by removal to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass on Friday at 9am followed by Cremation to The Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. May She Rest in Peace.

My Golden Retriever Is Missing

Update: He’s home 🙂 – “A huge thank you to the wonderful people who cared enough to contact me! So happy to have my four-legged best friend home safely. Thank you all so much! Kathy”

Hi, my male Golden Retriever, who is 9 years old, is missing since this morning, Wednesday, August 16th, from my front yard at Upper Liscahane.
If anyone has seen him, please let me know. My mobile is 0879495826 and I am grateful in advance for any help, Kathy

Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes – Church Gate Collection This Weekend

There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet this weekend19th/20th August 2017 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes.   This highly regarded facility treats Girls who experience addiction problems.   Your support would be greatly appreciated.

— see Cuan Mhuire on facebook

Pitch and Putt Presentations

Presentation of the Aidan Burke Memorial Trophy by Bina, Liam and Gillian Burke to team captain Liam O’ Mahony.

Chris Twomey presents the Discount Stores Trophy to Winner Deirdre Looney, with Deirdre Tracey in 2nd place. The juvenile section was won by Maeve Flynn with Lauren Corcoran as runner up.

Next Competitions:
Men and juvenile boys on Friday next 18th August @7pm, or can also be played on Saturday@2pm
Ladies and juvenile girls on Tuesday 22nd @6pm.

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Eurovision Enthusiast from Spain – Mario

We invite you to tune into this evening for our weekly “Radio Treasures” Show from 9:30 to 11:00.  Our featured Guest Interview at 10pm is with Mario Remon Cobeta who is a Eurovision Enthusiast Supreme!  Mario will be tuned in from Spain this evening.  And of course we have our usual mixture of wonderful music and interesting musings.   We have lots of updates including additional information relating to the famous Writer who once lived at Dooneen.  Feel most welcome to contact the programme live either on the “Seán RadleyFacebook chatline or by texting 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from Ireland).  We now share a selection of images of Mario on the Sunday (30th July 2017) when he visited Millstreet.   Happy Viewing and Happy Listening! (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Eurovision Enthusiast from Spain – Mario”

Auditions coming up for Exciting Local Shows!

Auditions for Grease Lightning: Due to over whelming demand for the return of Youth Theatre in Macroom, Lee Valley Enterprise Board are delighted to invite all youths over 12 years of age from the Lee Valley region to participate in our specially created song and dance production of Grease Lightning, directed by Margo Carlisle of Carlisle Stage School, Cork  with musical director, Macroom’s own Ann Buckley. This will  be an amazing opportunity for young people to develop their artistic skills as they enjoy vocal training, acting, choreography as well as socialise and work as a team on and off the stage. Auditions (12 years of age plus) will take place on Sunday 20th August at 5:00pm at Riverside Park Hotel. You will be required to sing any song of your own choice from a musical and may be required to read lines for character parts. Performacnes will take place on October 6th, 7th & 8th.

Auditions for ‘Sir Henry’Auditions for the exciting new musical ‘Sir Henry’, written by Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly & directed by Cathal MacCabe (RTE), will take place on August 27th at 5:00pm in Riverside Park Hotel Macroom. All are welcome to attend, please spread the word!! Based on true events, this show tells the farcical story of the misadventures of Sir Henry Browne Hayes, the notorious play boy who sought to gain the hand of the young heiress Mary Pike as a sure cure to his financial woes, this story caused scandal throughout the British Empire in 1797. Performance will take place on October 27th,October 28th, October 29thNovember 4th & November 5th.

All queries to Ann Dunne at <email>.

Any profits the Lee Valley Enterprise Board make from these shows will go back into local projects, including the restoration of the Church of Ireland in Macroom to create a cultural & tourism amenity.


Eily’s Report – 15th August

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report. On this beautiful Autumn Day, The Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady. A Holy Day of obligation and as always church services are as for weekends.

The Church gate collection this weekend Aug. 19/20 will be in aid of Sr. Consilios Cuan Mhuire in Farnanes. This relatively local facility treats girls with addiction problems. And please support it well.

Our local Herlihy’s Centra Store at the West End are holding a  12 hour Spinathon on this Friday August 18th in aid of Irish Cancer. Starting at 8am. Call in today and sign up your name for this important event.

And still with cancer support the Millstreet Vintage Club will host a fun day for all the Family in our Town Park on Sunday August 27th in aid of Cancer Connect Services. Contact Mike for details at 087 292 94 30. And please take note in order to facilitate this event, the Town Park will be closed on Saturday and Sunday Aug 26th. Don’t miss this great day out for young and not so young, and support a great cause.

Ballinagree Vintage Club will hold their big Day on August 20th. with many added attractions.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 15th August”

Aidan Burke Memorial Trophy Results

The results of the AIDAN BURKE MEMORIAL TROPHY were:

Winners: Liam O’ Mahony (captain), Shane Browne, Tim Kiely, Don O’Riordan, Joan Casey, Deirdre Tracey, Lauren Corcoran, Christopher Byrnes, Ronan Corcoran

2nd Place: Ian Brophy (captain), Denis Breen, Brian O’Sullivan, Derry Sheehan, Marie Casey, Sonya O’Riordan, Patsy Corcoran, Dylan Downey, Colin Murphy

3rd Place: Fionn Murphy, Evan O’Mahony, Frank Reen, Michael Breen, John Twomey, Mary O’Mahony, James Bourke, John B.Sheehan, Maeve Flynn, William McCarthy

Presentation of prizes and a party will take place at the Club House at 8pm on Tuesday next 15th August.

Also on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm the ladies and juvenile girls will play THE DISCOUNT STORES TROPHY, while the weekly 3 ball scramble will go ahead as normal on Tuesday evening also at the usual time of 7pm.

John Joe Daly

In Millstreet in Duhallow when i was a young boy
John Joe Daly told the stories of Ireland’s tears and joy
He told stories of the black and tans and civil war and of Tubrid Well
He was an old pipe smoking bloke with yarns in galore for to tell

He told of how Paddy McCarthy a warrior rebel of renown
Died on a bleak night in November in Millview Lane in Millstreet Town
Out numbered by the black and tans he died under gunfire
Stories of such acts of bravery others to take up arms does inspire
[read more …] “John Joe Daly”

Wonderful Wedding of Marie & Cathal on Saturday

We thank the Happy Couple – Marie Coleman of Millstreet and Cathal Moynihan of Glenflesk – for permitting us to share a brief selection of images relating to their Wonderful Wedding Day at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Sat. 12th Aug. 2017.   As Cathal has been a member of the Olympic Rowing Team a most impressive Guard of Honour of Rowers awaited the Happy Couple following the celebration of Mass.  We wish Marie and Cathal every Blessing and Happiness for the future.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Wedding of Marie & Cathal on Saturday”

Millstreet Vintage Club Vintage and Family Fun Day in Aid of the Cancer Connect Service Sunday August 27th

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Vintage and Family Fun Day on Sunday August 27th in the Town Park in Millstreet,the Event is in Aid of the Cancer Connect Service which is a Free and Flexible Transport Service to Cork Hospitals for Cancer Treatment,this Project is supported by Local Link Cork and the Services are free, flexible and confidential.Great Day planned with all types of Vintage/Classic Cars, Tractors,Bikes,Trucks etc Welcome, plenty fun for the Kids with Bouncing Castle, Face Painting etc, BBQ, Live Music,Trade Stands, Tractor Build, and much more,your Support would be greatly appreciated for this great Cause. Event Kicks off from One O`Clock.

For more details contact Mike on 087 2929430 Donie on 086 8545873 or Bernard on 087 7924406.

Please Note Millstreet Town Park is closed on Saturday Aug 26 and Sunday Aug 27 to facilitate the Running of this Event.

Loyal Cork Supporters Wish Every Success to Mark Ellis and the Cork Team Today

We meet some of the many wonderfully loyal Cork Supporters whose focus will be on the exciting hurling game with Cork v. Waterford in Croke Park, Dublin today (Sunday, 13th Aug. 2017).   Local people have been travelling by buses,trains and cars to the famous venue.  Up Cork! Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Loyal Cork Supporters Wish Every Success to Mark Ellis and the Cork Team Today”

“Where the Road Takes Me” with John Greene on C103 This Evening at 7

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance notice re this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

In the second of a two part programme on Where the road takes me, John Greene speaks to Trevis Gleason about life with MS. Gleason is adamant that he doesn’t ‘suffer’ from it, but lives with Multiple Sclerosis.

While no longer cheffing for a living, Trevis still enjoys cooking. With that in mind, we introduce him to a number of local artisan food producers, and using their products, he tells us how to properly cook fish.

[read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” with John Greene on C103 This Evening at 7″

Parish Newsletter – 13th August, 2017

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13th August, 2017
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email>
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: Frank Gurhy, Wexford & Millstreet; Don O’Shea, Tralee & Bandon.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 12th August:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Kathleen Kerwick (nee O’Donoghue), Lackabawn & Boston
Sunday 13th August:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m.
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Helen Herlihy, Knockane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Peg & Bill Dunne, Murphy’s Terrace

Anniversaries: Kate O’Driscoll, The Square; John D. Murphy, Inchileagh; Hannah O’Keeffe, Mill View; Dermot Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; John O’Shea, Killowen; Dan & Ann Kelleher, Finnanefield; Thomas, Mary & the deceased members of the Healy Family, Clondrohid.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 13th August, 2017”

Sheep dog trials

Update (17th Aug): Last weeks cancelled Open Sheepdog Trial has been rescheduled for Sunday next 20th August at Keim, Millstreet, Co. Cork Starting at 10am. Contact Con Healy. 087-9064530 [ref]

The sheepdog trials

has been postponed

to Sunday 20th August

due to the sudden passing of a competitor.

 The organisers extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of a well respected competitor.

May he rest in peace.

Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website Collection Generously Supported

Sincere thanks to everyone who so very generously contributed to our recent Church gate Collection for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website.   This includes those who sent donations by post, those who provided substantial cheques and those who indicated uplifting appreciation for our efforts in providing services in both the Museum and Website.   The total amount collected was a most impressive €1,922.88.  Heartfelt thanks for helping us to maintain these local services.   Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA whose generosity is much appreciated comments:  “The Millstreet Website is our excellent window to Millstreet daily life in a very real sense and such a connection is of great important to people worldwide.” Patrick has (as well as others) suggested that an opportunity should be given to people nationally and internationally who may at any time wish to contribute towards the upkeep of these services and to this effect we have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are:   IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.: BOFIIE2D.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website Collection Generously Supported”

Millstreet “Tóstal” of the 1950s

We thank Margaret and John Kelleher of Mount Leader, Millstreet for sharing with us a wonderful historic image of the Tóstal in Millstreet c.1957 where a very large number of Pipe Bands visited Millstreet on the occasion.  I was six years old and can recall the huge excitement there was throughout the town and of course the splendid musical sound of the various Bands.  Our image from a Ballybunion publication shows the Ballybunion Pipe Band pictured at The Square, Millstreet.  Please note Tom Radley’s Forge with the wheel against the front wall.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Wonderfully Successful Debs Ball 2017

We share a selection of images from the annual Debs Ball as the many young people in truly magnificent style assemble in Millstreet on Tuesday 8th August 2017 before travelling to the very successful event in Tralee.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

And we share further images from the superb annual occasion. [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Debs Ball 2017”