Ellen Donohue of Carrigacooleen, b.1863

I have just found that my late husand’s grandmother was born in Millstreet in 1863. Her name was Ellen Donohue and her father was Dennis Donohue and her mother was Hannah Riordan. Dennis’s father was John Donohue and her mother was Ellena. I would like to contact anyone connected with this family. Ellen came to Australia in 1888 and I have been looking for her for many years and only just found her.  [read more …] “Ellen Donohue of Carrigacooleen, b.1863”

Culture Night in Cullen

Where in Ireland can you be entertained under the one roof by performers fresh from competing in the World Piping Championships in Glasgow, the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda and the All Ireland Community Games Choir in the University of Limerick?

It’s all happening in Cullen Community Centre this week Friday night Culture night 21st Sep. 2018 8.00p.m. and it’s free admission.

There will be World Class performances from Cullen Pipe Band plus All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil, All Ireland Scór and All Ireland Community Games Choir winners.  Performers hail from Cullen GAA Scór, Kanturk GAA Scór, Millstreet GAA Scór all ó Barony Duhallow, Millstreet Comhaltas, Freemount Comhaltas Crossfields Ceilí band, Boherbue All Ireland Ceilí Dancers, Newmarket among others including the very talented Casadh Ó Thuaidh group and Cullen Music Group. Arrive early at 7.30p.m. to try out the Pipes and Drums.  See you there.


Magnificent Sunset as Storm Ali Passes

Appearing briefly to the west of Millstreet this Wednesday evening (19th Sept. 2018) we captured this truly magical sunset over Killarney Road as Ireland is relieved that Storm Ali is now passed on. Note the exquisite rays and the silver lining of the clouds on the right. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Death Notice: Donie Dennehy, late of the Tanyard and Murphy’s Tce.

Daniel Dennehy (Donie) passed away recently at his residence in Freshford Village, Bath, Somerset, England.

He was the last remaining member of the Dennehy family of the Tanyard and Murphys Terrace to pass on. He was the son of Ellie née Regan (Ballydaly) and Jack Dennehy (Tanyard) of Green and Gold fame. [1]

Sadly missed and remembered by his nephews, Noel and Paddy from Kilkenny.

Smart Store Cooking: Chloé

“I had my dinner from it and mom had her dinner from it and there was still some leftover so I put it into my lunchbox and had it for lunch the next day” – Chloé describes her experience with cooking from the Smart Store Cooking recipe book utilising the ingredients already in her family home. Planning nutritious, easy to follow meals while reducing food waste is something Chloé incorporates into her busy student life.

This Anti Dumping Initiative with Millstreet Tidy Town is in cooperation witCork County Council and Southern Regional Waste Office. [1]

*Further Details of Millstreet Culture Night 2018*

*Further details of Millstreet Culture Night 2018*

On this Friday night, September 21st, there will be a recital by Millstreet
Pipe Band in the Square at 7pm followed by an outdoor show by Empire
Acrobatic Rock’n Roll Dance School & songs from Drishane Castle Choir. The
Vintage Club will also be present with a ‘Vintage Display’

The E Centre in the Square, will be the location for the Cork Photographic
Exhibition, Millstreet Knitting Club, an Art Exhibition by Bertie Buckley &
Ini from Love & Care for People will also be present. The winners of the
Colouring Competition will also be announced & their work will be on

Please support this fun free night of entertainment.

We thank Marie Twomey of Millstreet Pipe Band for this important update.  (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 18th September

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

The weather was kind over the weekend to allow all the many outdoor events to go ahead, while the tail end of Hurricane Helena made her presence felt on Monday evening. The darker evenings fill us now with thoughts of night classes and hobbies and cosy chats and discussions. As well as places where you can work out, keep fit and stay healthy.

Last night our Active Retired group held their annual registration meeting at the Parish Centre and it was very well attended.  It was followed by Mass at 7.30 celebrated by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne. Their Chairperson is Mary McSweeney, Kit O’Sullivan Secretary, and Eileen O’Riordan Treasurers.

On Tuesday of next week, September 25th some members of our Active Group will join the Castlemagner Group for a four day conducted  trip to Carlow.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 18th September”

Millstreet Vintage Club Display at Culture Night in Millstreet on Friday Sept 21st

Millstreet Vintage Club are delighted to be associated with the Culture Night in Millstreet which will be held on this coming Friday Sept 21st,the Vintage Club will put on a Display of Vintage Equipment Cars Tractors etc for the Evening and there are plenty Exhibits and Activities planned around the Town as well for the Culture Night itself,do support this Event and its all for Free.

Death Notice: Kitty Horgan, Churchtown & Millstreet

The death has taken place on Monday 17th September 2018 of Kitty Horgan, Ballygrace, Churchtown, Mallow, and late of Clongmona Beg (Cloghoulabeg), Millstreet, who passed away, peacefully, in the tender and loving care of the matron and staff of Padre Pio Nursing Home, Churchtown, beloved daughter of the late Michael and Mary and sister of the late Patrick. Sadly missed by her loving relatives and friends.

Reposing in O’Keeffe’s Funeral Home Bank Place, Buttevant, on Tuesday evening from 6pm to 7pm followed by removal to St Nicholas’ Church, Churchtown. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Brigid’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace. [1]

Othello Obaro Expresses Sincere Thanks To All in Millstreet


Attached is an EXTRACT from a letter of thanks from Othello on behalf of his family.

Mona & Michael O’ Sullivan, Pat Breen and Mona Linehan.

To all the people who signed the petition and to all the people of Millstreet, Thank you.
The Minister has given us our residence.
We love you so much, and with joy we feel so proud you chose us as one of your friends.
God bless you.
Othello Obaro.

[read more …] “Othello Obaro Expresses Sincere Thanks To All in Millstreet”

Wonderfully Successful Tractor Run in Carriganima on Sunday

With some 58 Tractors travelling in the annual Tractor Run in Carriganima on Sunday, 16th Sept. 2018 – C.A.R.T. in Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club were very pleased with the superb success of the event.  Here we share the first two of many images from the very impressive event.  Lots more pictures later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Eoghan Twomey’s very fine tractor leads this section of Sunday’s Tractor Run pictured here in the exquisite setting of Lios Carragáin close to the birthplace of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.
The 58 Tractors arrive back in Carriganima following a great Tractor Run amidst truly magnificent scenery blessed with perfect weather conditions.

Great Support for CART Tractor Run in Carriganima Today

Millstreet Vintage Club and CART Carriganima wish to thank everyone for there support today on the Tractor Run,the weather was superb on the day and some 60 Tractors took to the road and conveyed through what was a lovely Route which made its way back to the finish at The Pub in Carriganima where some Refreshments were enjoyed by all,again many thanks from CART Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club for the great turn out and support on the day,it is very much appreciated.
(Photos Courtesy of Sean Radley and Patrick W O’Leary)

A Wonderfully Busy Saturday in a Colourful Millstreet

Saturday, 15th Sept. 2018 truly was a very busy and exciting day in Millstreet which included the official welcome of our Breton Visitors from Pommerit le Vicomte who will be on holiday for the next week – While Tubrid Holy Well and Millstreet GAA Community Hall were the venues for the inspirational Faith and Light Group from all over Munster.  Lots and lots of superbly colourful Cork Flags and window displays salute the splendidly talented Chloe Collins in advance of the All-Ireland in Croke Park on Sunday.  Here we share images from the many happenings in Millstreet this Saturday.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Our Breton Friends Arrive at noon in The Square.
Breton and Irish Friends Reunite.
Faith and Light Group from all over Munster pictured in Millstreet GAA Hall.
Millstreet Pipe Band Church Gate Collection this weekend.

Saturday shopping with Kathleen accompanied by V.I.P. displaying the Cork colours!
Universal Support for Chloe Collins – Cork Player Supreme – Every success in the All-Ireland on Sunday in Croke Park.

Margaret Pierce and Mum in magnificent style chilling out at Café Aroma before attending a wedding reception.
Loyal Galway Supporter Geraldine Dennehy supporting Cork on this occasion!
Herlihy’s Centra Expresses thanks for the wonderful support to the recent fundraising Spinathon.

[read more …] “A Wonderfully Busy Saturday in a Colourful Millstreet”

Parish Newsletter – 16th September, 2018

24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME– 16th September, 2018
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
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:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Gerard Healy, Murphys Terrace & Wicklow
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Tadhg Moynihan, Killarney Road
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Annie Murphy, Mologhroe
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Kathleen Murphy, Drishane Road

ANNIVERSARIES: Richard Barrett, The Square; Eddie O’Mahony, Murphys Tce; Julia & Paddy Buckley, Carrigacooleen; Peter & Joanne O’Connor, Minor Row; John Cronin, Murphys Tce; Maura, Margaret & Patrick Buckley, ballyvouskill, Jackie Donnelly, Derragh; Eugene Cronin, Cullen, Christy Kelleher, Kilmeedy; Dan Lehane, Tullig; Con Hickey, Gortnacreeha; Kathleen O’Donoghue, Aubane; Eugene & Eileen Cronin, Dromnahilla; Bridget Singleton, Mill Lane; Hannah Coleman, Muingyroogeen.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 16th September, 2018”

CART Charity Tractor Run on Sunday Sept 16th in Carriganima

Millstreet Vintage Club Carriganima Tractor Run in aid of CART Rural Transport Service on Tommorrow Sunday September 16th. Registration at The Pub Carriganima from 10.30 am. Run starting at 12 noon sharp. Nice local scenic route. Refreshments afterwards at The Pub in Carriganima. Contact Sean on (087)2600640, or Dan on (087)2452569 for details.

Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library

On Thursday, 13th Sept. 2018 Millstreet Library was the location for a day of Family History Research with the wonderfully enthusiastic Genealogist Supreme from Co. Limerick – Karen O’Riordan from the Local Studies Library of Cork County Library.  Karen met a number of people having spoken to them by phone some days ago receiving some background family history and then researching each person’s family history.  For me I got some very valuable insights into the O’Leary (my mother’s maiden name) Family History.  Karen asked us to focus on just one of our parents.   What a truly excellent service by Cork County Library.   If there is a further occasion when such a Day of Family History is repeated we would certainly encourage you to participate.  All seen by the superbly dedicated Karen today felt greatly enriched by the treasured information shared.  Our pictures illustrate Karen working with just two of the many appreciative participants – Margaret Healy and yours truly.  Very special thanks also to the consistently helpful Millstreet Librarian – Grace Tangney who coordinated this special Day of Family History.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library”

Two Further Historic Gems Kindly Presented to Millstreet Museum

This magnificent Tapestry of President John F. Kennedy with the Statue of Liberty and the American Flag was first purchased in Germany in 1965. It has been kindly donated to Millstreet Museum by the Randles Family of Minor Row in memory of the late Paul Fitzgerald who bravely served in the American Air Force. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This wonderful framed portrait of Pope Pius XI was presented by Jerry who dedicatedly restored the historic image. This Pope was in Rome during the Eucharistic Congress of 1932 which was held in Dublin. As Popes did not leave the Vatican to travel abroad at that time he sent his Papal Legate – Cardinal Lorenzo Lauri. Many children born that year in Ireland had Lauri as part of their Christian Name. (S.R.)


IRD Duhallow Training Courses for Autumn 2018

The new IRD Duhallow Training Courses Brochure ( Autumn/Winter 2018) is currently being distributed across the Duhallow region. There are seventy odd courses that will be run this Autumn in the following sectors: Business / Career Preparation / Marketing & Sale / Food / Agriculture / Horticulture / Health & Safety / Health Care / Human Resource / It / Personal Development / Warehousing / Craft.

The list of courses is below, but for full details read the brochure from IRD Duhallow  here [read more …] “IRD Duhallow Training Courses for Autumn 2018”

Stretcher Race Cheque for Fionn

Laura Cullinane, Siobhan Tarrant & Sheila Barratt with the cheque for ‘Fight For Fionn’, half of the proceeds from the Stretcher Race run by the Bush Bar at the start of June. The other half went to the boy from Killarney Ian O’Connell, and Connie delivered that cheque himself – photo Geraldine Dennehy.  [read more …] “Stretcher Race Cheque for Fionn”

Smart Store Cooking Introduction

Follow Michelle over the coming weeks, where she will interview the local community about the new Smart Store Cooking initiative, supported by O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet and Cork County Council

For more information please contact the Millstreet Tidy Town facebook page

Millstreet Community Council Extends Very Best Wishes to Maria Murphy, Ballydaly

Millstreet Community Council sends best wishes to Maria Murphy, Ballydaly who is a Contestant in the Miss Ireland Competition to be held in Dublin on Sunday next, 16th Sept. 2018.

We thank Noel Buckley for this well wishing notice.  (S.R.)