143 Years and Counting

Noel C. Duggan Engineering Ltd in Millstreet has been a  top-level  steel fabricator  throughout Ireland and Europe for some time now. Building Ireland learned about  what  the company has been up to lately from Barry  C  Duggan, who is fourth generation in the family-run business.

Founded back in 1875  by Andrew Duggan, Noel C. Duggan Engineering  Ltd  provides steel fabrication services to a wide range of customers in Ireland and throughout  the rest of the continent.

The company is situated in Millstreet, Co Cork and currently employs 50 staff, placing  a  strong emphasis on high quality workmanship and excellent level of customer service throughout its 143 years (and counting).

The family run business has established itself as one of Ireland’s leading steel fabricators  and its current Managing Director Barry Duggan was good enough to take time from his hectic schedule to inform  Building Ireland  what they’ve been up to as of late … Read the full article here in Building Ireland Magazine (Jan 2018)

[read more …] “143 Years and Counting”

Rás Tailteann passing through Millstreet today

A few minutes later than scheduled, under blue skies and a temperature of 22C, the Rás Tailteann passed through Millstreet on its way to Mitchelstown.  There was a over a minute gap between the leaders and the main peleton. The Boys National School came up town and created a fantastic atmosphere. Well done everyone that came out !

There’s a number of more videos and photos of the race below:  [read more …] “Rás Tailteann passing through Millstreet today”

Pure Cork

Local communities, organisations, and accommodation providers all over Cork are being asked to buy into the new Pure Cork Tourism brand aimed at boosting the county’s tourism offering.

Our corner of Cork needs to be represented too, so all interested parties are asked to submit your event, festival, business, or tourist attractions. The team at Pure Cork will receive your submission, review it and add it to Pure Cork website within 72 hours.  [read more …] “Pure Cork”

Stray White Cat in Mount Leader Estate Area of Millstreet

This very friendly white cat appears to be a stray and has been seen in the Mount Leader, Clara Road area of Millstreet over the past few days. Any information would be appreciated so that we can reunite with its Owner. In the meantime neighbours in the area have been taking good care of the cat. Information please to: millstreetmuseum @eircom.net or to our Comment Page here on the website. Sincere thanks. (S.R.)

Kevin at #2 for Cork v Tipperary

The best of luck to Kevin Crowley who has been named to start at corner back for Cork in the Munster Senior Football Championship this Saturday May 26th against Tipperary in Thurles at 7pm.

The game will not be shown live on TV but there will be highlights on The Sunday Game on RTÉ 2 at 9:30pm on Sunday and on the RTÉ Player.  For football fans from Cork who also follow Liverpool, this is a bit of a ‘mare.  Munster Council confirm Tipperary-Cork semi-final will clash with Champions League final.

[read more …] “Kevin at #2 for Cork v Tipperary”

The Rás Tailteann

Ireland’s number one cycling event – The Rás Tailteann will pass through Millstreet tomorrow Thursday. Stage 5 is from Glengarriffe to Mitchelstown, so it is due to come in the Macroom Road, turn right at the Square, and onto Rathcoole and Banteer, on tomorrow at about 12:30pm.  There are 153 riders taking part, so the roads will be closed by Gardai as the race passes through. If you’re in town, come out and cheer them on as the whizz past.

[read more …] “The Rás Tailteann”

Eily’s Report – 22nd May

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

It is indeed an exciting day for me, and for everyone really, with the Daniel and Majella Road Show coming on screen tonight, on at 8.30 on RTE One. I hope that everybody will enjoy RTE’s covering of their visit to Millstreet on St.Patrick’s Day.

As part of Feile na Bealtaine, lots of our Retired Group are joining Jack Roche’s Mystery Tour today. It never fails to deliver and even though I’ve never been on it, I always say I will, and DV I will. We wish them fine weather, hope they have a great time.

The sun shone on all the hundreds of  people who attended the First Holy Communion of 38 little children in Millstreet Church on Saturday last. There wasn’t an empty seat in the Church. It was a beautiful ceremony, led by Canon John FitzGerald, with the children playing a big part in the readings and singing. Joined by the other children of the schools, their angelic voices filled the air.  Afterwards some light refreshments were served in the GAA Hall. And the variety of people from many lands gave the occasion a feeling of world peace and unity.

Well done to all those who worked so hard to make their First Holy Communion Day so memorable for them.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 22nd May”

This Evening on TV: Eily, Daniel, and Majella

Update: Watch Eily’s episode on the RTÉ Player (from 14:40).

It was a warm welcome for Daniel and Majella as  they celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet with our own Eily Buckley at Geararoe B&B.  Watch all the excitement as Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip continues this evening Tuesday (22nd May 2018) at 8.30pm on RTÉ One TV  🚗. Not to be missed!

[read more …] “This Evening on TV: Eily, Daniel, and Majella”

Nibbles Closing their Doors 😢

“I regret to announce that Nibbles food emporium is to cease trading with immediate effect.

As a small family business and with 14 years history in Millstreet, it has been a difficult and emotional decision. It has been a hugely rewarding experience and my great pleasure to serve all of our dear customers. Unfortunately during the past few months due to a problematic broken ankle and other minor health reasons, this difficult decision had to be made.  [read more …] “Nibbles Closing their Doors 😢”

Eurovision Memories on “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight, due to a number of requests, we are repeating the entire Eurovision Special programme of last Tuesday night on “Radio Treasures” tonight.   And an update regarding C103 – Eily Buckley is scheduled to feature on an interview around noon on today (Tuesday) in advance of the much anticipated Daniel & Majella Roadshow with Eily tonight at 8:30 on RTÉ 1 television.  (S.R.)

While the pictures below remind us of some of the magic moments experienced in the Millstreet area in the past – tonight on “Radio Treasures” our focus is on the 25th Anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest of 1993.   We invite you to tune in from 9:30 to 11:00 tonight where you will hear a wide variety of local people and visitors whom we’ve recently recorded recalling their own special memories of the Millstreet Eurovision which became a reality due to Eurovisionary Noel C. and the Duggan Family supported by a wonderfully dedicated local Committee.  Log into  www.corkmusicstation.com

[read more …] “Eurovision Memories on “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

Progress on Millstreet Community Hospital Phase I

Cllr John Paul O’Shea recently gave an update on the upgrade works at Millstreet Community Hospital:

“Currently completing Phase 1 of its refurbishment and their design team is currently reviewing existing layouts and accommodation in line with HIQA requirements and it is envisaged planning permission will be sought for Phase 2 of the refurbishment in early 2019. Both hospitals must adhere to the Health Information & Quality Authority National Standards for Resident Care Settings for Older People.”

This is good news, but it looks like Phase Two is still a long way away. In the Seanad questions and answers last Thursday (May 17th), in response to Senator Colm Burke’s questions on Kanturk and Millstreet Hospitals, Junior Minister Catherine Byrne TD said that the planning application would be 2019, construction hopefully to start in 2020, and finalisation in 2021 … so three years before phase 2 is complete   [read more …] “Progress on Millstreet Community Hospital Phase I”

“Where the Road Takes Me” – The Butter Road – C103 at 7 This Evening

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

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes a two part
programme on the building of a tourist road between Killarney and Cork in
1748 – 270 years ago almost to the day.

The road which later became known as ‘The Butter Road”, was built by John
Murphy from Cahirciveen, who suffered heavy financial losses as a result..

This week….

* With the aid of Rachel Foley from ‘Ancestors from Ireland’, we
paint a more comprehensive picture of the elusive John Murphy

* At the butter market museum in Shandon, we discover how a failure
to move with the times resulted in the demise of the lucrative butter

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – The Butter Road – C103 at 7 This Evening”

Parish Newsletter – Pentecost Sunday – 20th May, 2018

Pentecost Sunday – 20th May, 2018
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
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:

RECENT DEATHS: Donal Guiney, Drishane Road; Eileen O’Sullivan, Claraghatlea, San Francisco & Dunmanway.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Tom Grainger, Cloghoulamore & Birmingham
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Michael & Theresa Herlihy, Cahirbarnagh
Cullen 10.15 a.m. The deceased members of the Lehane & McKelvey Families, Lisaniska
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. John Joe & Teresa Tangney, Main Street

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael McSweeney, Flintfield; Mary & Peter Cremin, Flintfield; Timothy Kelleher, The Bridge; Tony Galvin, Main Street; Dan & Rosie Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace; Michael Lucey, Clara Road; Bob, Julia & James O’Sullivan, Gortavehy; Nuala Joyce, Lislehane & Tralee; Jason Heelan, Lombardstown & Cullen; Timothy O’Callaghan, Banteer.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – Pentecost Sunday – 20th May, 2018”

Death Notice: Eileen O’Sullivan, San Francisco, Dunmanway, & Millstreet

Eileen O’Sullivan March 27, 1931 – May 16, 2018. Eileen passed peacefully on May 16, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Eileen was a loving wife to Patrick O’Sullivan for 60 years as they had just celebrated their wedding anniversary in April. She was an adored mother to Margaret O’Sullivan and Dennis, predeceased in Feb. 2018. She is also survived by her sister Nuala O’Riordan (Millstreet), her sister-in-law Sheila Becker (Michigan) and brother-in-law Jack MacSweeney and many nieces and nephews in the United States and Ireland.  [read more …] “Death Notice: Eileen O’Sullivan, San Francisco, Dunmanway, & Millstreet”

Getting Ready for World Fiddle Day in Scartaglin Sat. 19th May 2018

Looking down the valley into Millstreet & over to Taur/ Rockchapel on the horizon.. Ready for World Fiddle Day! Hannah O Regan, Orlaith Twomey, Anna Buckley, Leah Murphy, Emer Twomey, Aoife & Meadhbh McCarthy.. representing Millstreet at the World Fiddle Day Concert & Celebrations Scartaglin 19/5/18.

Musicians Supreme getting ready for World Fiddle Day 2018.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

We thank P.J. Teahan for the Scartaglin Poster. (S.R.)

Wonderful Success in Castleisland for Danielle & Frank O’Riordan

The Kerry Athletics U9 to U16 Track and Field Championships were held in An Ríocht Castleisland last Saturday and Sunday in the glorious sunshine! Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet both did really well. Frank winning Bronze in the U 13 shot Putt with his best throw this season. His sister Danielle was: 
1st in u13 shot
4th in U13 javelin
2nd u13 relay
1st U 14 Hammer
2nd U14 Discus
3rd in U14 Relay

Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such magnificent achievements in the world of sport.  (S.R.)

Recent Language and Culture Night featured in TG4 broadcast on Sunday 20th May 2018

Those who attended the Language and Culture Night which was held in Millstreet Community School on 10th May will know that a journalist and cameraman working for TG4 were present.  They interviewed Irish teacher Ms Majella Horgan and three TY students, Jennifer Kelly, Gemma O’Regan and Katie Healy earlier in the evening.  An edited version of what they filmed will be shown on TG4 on Sunday 20th May between 7pm and 7.30pm as part of Nuacht.  The clip may only be two minutes in duration but it is good that they were able to be present to document such a worthwhile and memorable event.

Boys National School Move-a-thon

The Boys National School will be holding their annual fundraising Move-a-thon in the town park on Friday June 1st. Boys will be actively using the walkway and the pitch and will be fully supervised by teachers at all times. Courtesy and consideration will be shown at all times, to regular users of the Park.

Picture from the 2012 Move-a-thon

Annual Fancy Dress Stretcher Race

The Bush Bar hosts the Annual Charity Stretcher Race this June 3rd. It is in aid of the Ian O’Connell Trust Fund and the Fight For Fionn.

Fionn Barry has spent most of his short life suffering and in hospital yet despite this he is still fighting for answers. He was diagnosed at 6 months with infantile spasms which has evolved into a seriously debilitating and Life limiting illness and needs 24 hour care.

16-year-old Ian O’Connell fell from his bike in Killarney National Park, sustaining damage to his neck and spine. The popular young sportsman is undergoing occupational therapy and physiotherapy at the rehabilitation centre in Dún Laoghaire.  A trust set up to help a Killarney teenager who sustained a life-changing injury last August.  [read more …] “Annual Fancy Dress Stretcher Race”