At the recent fundraising Dance in the Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk, superb singer Norah Hickey (pictured below) was among the many talented artists who sang at the event which was in aid of Kanturk and Millstreet Hospitals. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my report.
Its October 17th the day after the biggest shut-down that this country has ever known, and relative calm has been restored. Baoichas le Dia. It was pretty scary in the days beforehand, as we watched it being displayed on our screens, with a huge swirling red alert approaching us .
Its early in the day yet but I think all things considered, that we came out lightly, given the picture that we had in mind. Goodness knows the authorities at every level ,did a great job in warning us of what may be in store, and with everything closed down it brought traffic
to a halt, which was a great help in keeping people safe.
And the minute by minute coverage by the media was invaluable.
Wordsworth is closed
Bank of Ireland is closed 
Millstreet Parish Credit Union is closed
Dairygold is closed
All the schools / preschools are closed
Non essential HSE appointments are cancelled
Open: Supervalu O’Keeffe’s Millstreet is currently open and we will see how the days goes as to whether we will close or not. There will be no home deliveries today as a result of the inclement weather. Stay Safe #Opehilia
Most places SHOULD be closed today, there’s no good reason to be out in this. At 9am there are several trees already down.
We don’t know how much longer we’ll have internet connection, so we may go blank at some stage 🙁
It has been eerily calm all day. The animals and birds have hardly uttered a sound, like they know something is coming. Ophelia is nearly upon us, and tomorrow morning we’ll wake to the rising storm, possibly the strongest to hit us in over 50 years. If you haven’t tied everything loose down by now, it is probably too late. Above all stay safe and don’t do anything stupid like going out in it or driving. Things can be replaced, people can’t. In town, people have been asking what time the storm will be, well the answer is most of the daylight hours, the worst at lunchtime … below is the best current estimate for tomorrow. The best to everyone. Bíonn grásta Dé idir an diallait agus an talamh. 🙏
Due to the weather warnings in place for Ex-Hurricane Ophelia, Millstreet Parish Credit Union have made the decision to stay closed on Monday 16th October, 2017. We apologise for this inconvenience.
Due to the STATUS RED Weather Warning for Ex Hurricane Ophelia, all schools and colleges in the country will to remain closed tomorrow, as confirmed by the Department of Education confirms. More details on Independent.ie
(thanks to the Boys National School, and Presentation National School for letting us know regardless)
To all set dancers Aubane Social Club have cancelled the set dancing tomorrow night here in Aubane due to forecasted storm. Set Dancing will resume next Monday 23 October
John Kelleher & John Dineen
Aubane Social Club
We thank John Greene for the following advance information re this evening’s C103 programme at 7pm. (S.R.)
There is no doubt but that Tom Crean from Annascaul in County Kerry was an
unsung hero of the heroic age of Polar Exploration. He joined Captain Scott
and Ernest Shackleton on three of the four great British expeditions to the
Antarctic. His landing of the James Caird lifeboat on South Georgia in May
of 1916, having navigated 800 nautical miles through icy winds and
mountainous seas in the Antarctic, is still regarded as one of the greatest
feats of seamanship ever. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me”
The death has occurred on Sunday 15th October 2017 of Brendan O’CONNOR, Killarney, Kerry, and formerly of Umeraboy, Cullen, Co Cork. Beloved husband of the late Anne and loving father of Eugene, John, Donal and Padraig. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by his family, daughters-in-law Adelle, Nicola, Breffni and Linda, his grandchildren Eoghan, Darragh, Lydia, Christopher, Holly, Ted and Ali, brother Padraig, sister Sr Aquin (Mary) USA, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Predeceased by his brothers Fr Donal, Benny, Fr Christy and his sister Sr Rosalie. “May He Rest In Peace”. Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Tuesday evening from 7.15 pm to 8.45 pm. Removal at 8.45 pm to St Mary’s Cathedral. Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning at 12 noon, burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney. Family flowers only please. 
The death has occurred at the Windmill Nursing Home, Churchtown, on Thursday 12th October 2017 of Biddy O’BRIEN (née Murphy), Dromskehy, Clonbanin, Cork.
Requiem Mass was yesterday, Saturday, at 12 noon in St John’s Church, Dromagh, followed by burial in Dromtariffe New Cemetery. 
Dont miss the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on Tommorrow Sunday Oct 15th,The Show is always a great day out and there is something there for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more,Admission is 5 Euro and Children are Free,Doors Open at 10.30 AM,for more information Contact Donie on 086- 8545873 or John on 087-9230332.
As you can see below from the Pictures Our Star Celebrity has arrived today in Millstreet after spending a couple of days Touring around the Country and should be in Dromtariffe Tommorrow Morning all going well,he got a drive from Mitchelstown to Millstreet in a K and L Truck and wants to thank K and L for that,he then went to Marios for Grub but it was shut so went to the Wallis Arms instead where he was treated very well,he then went to the Garda Station but didn’t get arrested thankfully and from there he mingled with the Locals around Town for a while,he then went to Colemans purely because he loves Tractors and is a big New Holland Fan,and from there he went on to visit Drishane and Green Glens before finishing his Tour at Mill Oils to see how the Oil Buisness in Millstreet is doing, he is now resting for the Night close to the Hall in Dromtariffe,rumour has it that Donie Lucey has given him B and B at his place but this can’t be confirmed,but what we can say is that he is still very very fired up about the Model Show now as it is so close to the day itself and is looking forward to meeting everybody Tommorrow as are all the other Celebrities including Mickey Mouse and Charlie Chaplin who are all in the area at this stage,and if you happen to come across any of them do stop and say hello or you can meet them all in Dromtariffe Tommorrow as well from 10.30 AM.
PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twenty-Eigth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 15th October, 2017
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
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:
Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 14th October:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Jer, Nora Mary & Kathleen Lane, Ballinatona.
Sunday 15th October:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m.
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Harvest Mass: Kathleen & Timmy O’Sullivan Ballydaly
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. John D., Noreen & Mary Murphy, Inchileagh.
ANNIVERSARIES: Elizabeth Dennehy, Pound Hill; Peter O’Sullivan, Cloghoulamore; Pat Joe Murphy, Coolinarne; Frank & Catherine O’Riordan, Ballinatona; Andrew Guerin, Ballydaly; Bridie Herlihy, Glountane; Ian O’Dowling, Cork. [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 15th October, 2017”
Weather Warning: STATUS RED Wind Warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry. Ex-hurricane Ophelia is expected to bring severe winds and stormy conditions on Monday. Mean wind speeds in excess of 80 km/h and gusts in excess of 130km/h are expected, potentially causing structural damage and disruption, with dangerous marine conditions due to high seas and potential flooding. Valid from Monday 16 October 2017 09:00 to Tuesday 17 October 2017 03:00 – from Met Éireann
As a follow up to last year’s hugely successful Autumn Musical, Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly have created another fantastic Musical which has to be seen. Featuring a stellar local cast, including Seán Óg Ó Duinnín as Sir Henry, we are delighted to announce that this production will be directed by the brilliant Cathal Mac Cabe (RTE).
Based on true events, ‘Sir Henry’ tells the farcical story of the misadventures of Sir Henry Browne Hayes, the notorious Cork based play boy who sought to gain the hand of the young heiress Mary Pike as a sure cure to his financial woes by nefarious means. This man’s actions caused scandal throughout the British Empire in 1797, under the palpable tension of insurrection in Ireland and set against the backdrop of revolution in France and America. [read more …] “World Premiere Of ‘Sir Henry’”
On 13th October, 2017, peacefully in the excellent care the of matron and staff of Millstreet Community Hospital, CHRISTY (Christy O’Leary (Plant Hire) Ltd and O’Leary Undertakers, Knocknagree). Beloved husband of the late Mella. Loving father of Noreen (Dennehy), Tim, John and the late Breed (Kelleher), brother of Brendie and the late Joe and Tess. Deeply regretted by his family, sons-in-law Patrick and Michael, daughter-in-law Norma, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relative, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at O’Leary Funeral Parlour, Knocknagree on Sunday from 5pm to 8pm , followed by removal to Christ the King Church, Knocknagree. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only donations if desired to Millstreet Community Hospital. 
The weekend of the 29th of September proved to be a very exciting weekend for Millstreet Camogie. After the thrilling final of the Junior ladies in Eire Og the U13 junior juniors took the field in Mallow at 10am to compete in what was a Cork/Kerry Blitz, the inaugural Wallis Arms Challenge Cup.
The blitz was organised by Millstreet Camogie Club in association with the Munster Council. It was organised as a means of giving the U13 girls more games as the division can sometimes be a bit quiet.
It was to be a normal blitz with a few challenge games each but because of the generosity of sponsorship from Billy Sheehan @ The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet it was made competetive.
Billy was kind enough to sponsor cups for the event which meant every team got the chance to compete for a place in a final with a gorgeous trophy to take home for their efforts.
Millstreet started off slow but overcame a very talented Kilworth team to win the 1st round. Next up were a strong Causeway group of girls.They put up a great fight but the Causeway ladies proved too strong and went on to win the A final in the end. Our U13 little stars never gave up and showed great character and went on to win against Killarney in the next round. This result qualified them to compete in the B final against a very skilled St. Fanahans panel. It was a very exciting game, even going to extra time with Millstreet winning by a small 2 point margin in the finish. This victory meant they took home the very impressive B trophy back to Millstreet and after a parade through the town the team were treated to a well deserved dinner and refreshments at the Wallis Arms again generously provided by Billy.
Millstreet Camogie Club would like to thank all the clubs, coaches, volunteers, referees parents, Mallow GAA, Munster Camogie Council, Wallis Arms Hotel and all the girls who made for an exciting and talented display of camogie. It’s safe to say the future of camogie in the Cork & Kerry region looks bright.
The winners on the day were;
A Final: Causeway
B Final: Millstreet
C Final: Kilworth
Both Millstreet Camogie Club and the Wallis Arms Hotel look forward to the continued success of this annual Challenge Cup.
To top off the week the girls went on to win their Avondhu final after another thrilling game again against St Fanahans which they won by a mere point. Well done to all!
Wanted: 2 to 5 acres of land for low land sheep to rent until January or longer. Willing to be do a small bit of fencing if needed. In the Millstreet/Kanturk or surrounding areas.please contact 0873914358. Cash paid.
Above: Sean Kelly MEP, with members of St.John’s GAA Club – Don O’Riordan, John Dinneen, and Noreen Kelleher at their Church Gate Collection last week. In Pictures, our look at pictures from Millstreet in the media this week, has photos of visitors, locals, history, memories, soccer, golf, scenery, and more: [read more …] “In Pictures: 12th October 2017”
Jerry Lehane is running a coach to West Cork on Sunday 15th October 2017 visiting the Sheep’s Head peninsula and Mizen Head peninsula. Contact Jerry for further details on 0872833696.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the “Come as you are” evening with Michael O’Muircheataigh in Derrinagree Church scheduled for tomorrow night (12th) has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date. Mass will be celebrated at 7.30p.m.
The programme continues Thursday the 19th of October with Joan Freeman of Pieta House attending the 7.30 Mass in Dromagh Church and speaking to those gathered. This will be followed by October the 26th with the special guest Ronán Mullen in Dromagh Chuch.  [read more …] “Dromtarriffe Parish Talk for Tomorrow Thursday Cancelled”
OUR CELEBRITY IS STILL ON THE MOVE
As we get yet another day closer to the Model Show in Dromtariffe the Famous Person we have been featuring on here over the last few days is still on route to Millstreet and on schedule to hopefully be in the area by Sunday just in time for the Model Show,this Morning he was sighted in Mother Hubbards Restuarant in Cashel having his Breakfast and was seen in the Town later,as you can see from the Picture below he still looks very happy as he always is,and is very excited about the Model Show,we will keep you updated on how he is getting on in his journey over the next couple of days.
The Famous Person we featured on here yesterday is still in the Country and was spotted near Portlaoise earlier today looking for a lift to Millstreet, he is still believed to be on target to hopefully be in Dromtariffe for the Model Show on Sunday next
The countdown is on to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on next Sunday Oct 15th,The Show is always a great day out and there is something there for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more,also this Year one or two Celebrities are thinking of attending and might just turn up at the Show on the Day, as can be seen from the Photo below we already have one very famous person seen at Dublin Airport earlier with the Model Show being firmly on his mind so who knows he might be attending on Sunday, Admission is 5 Euro and Children are Free,for more information Contact Donie on 086- 8545873 or John on 087-9230332 for details.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to invite one and all to the Annual Award Ceremony for 2017. There will be 3 categories:
- Best Commercial Premises
- Best Garden
- Best Household
The awards ceremony will be held in The Clara Inn, Wednesday 18th October @ 8pm. We would love to see as many as can make it for this wonderful night. It is a chance for us as a community to celebrate our Bronze Medal again for 2017 in Tidy Town competition as well as our own unsung heroes from home. See you all there.. Remember 8pm Wednesday 18th of October.