Superb Reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre Today in Splendid Weather – Part 1

Dr. Michael Feeley cutting the ribbon marking this afternoon the official opening of Millstreet Day Care Centre. Here we share some 24 images from the truly historic day. Part 2 with lots more pictures will feature later in the week.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share some further pictures of the magnificent occasion blessed with excellent weather. continue reading the full article “Superb Reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre Today in Splendid Weather – Part 1”

“Where the road takes me” from Lough Hyne near Skibbereen

We thank presenter, John Greene for background information on this evening’s programme (7 – 8pm on C103)

Accompanied by Terri Kearney, manager of Skibbereen Heritage Centre and author of two books on the area, John Greene continues his journey around Lough Hyne on this week’s Where the road takes me.

Lough Hyne is Europe’s first Marine Nature Reserve and came to the attention of marine biologists as far back as 1886.

This week we meet Professor Tony Hawkins, who allows us to eavesdrop on the communication sounds of Pollock, Haddock and the common seal in the lake. continue reading the full article ““Where the road takes me” from Lough Hyne near Skibbereen”

Official Reopening of Truly Magnificent Millstreet Day Care Centre Today

Damien Bradley & Tony McCarthy putting the finishing touches to their hugely impressive project at Millstreet Day Care Centre which has been inspired by Mary Feeley and her wonderfully dedicated Team. The attention to detail by Damien, Tony & Mary is hugely inspirational. The New Centre will totally delight All who will be attending the official reopening from 2 to 4 pm today (28th May 2017).  The original Canon O’Donovan Centre opened on 18th Dec. 1994 has been a true gem in our community…Now the exquisite development has brought it to a new most impressive level. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Some of the many who attended Millstreet Gramophone Circle Bealtaine presentation on Friday night. Presenter Tim Murphy who shared a marvellous programme is seated in centre.

Kevin to make his first Championship start for Cork

The best of luck to Kevin Crowley who has been named at wing back for the Cork Footballers as they take on Waterford in this evening’s (Saturday 27th May) Munster Senior Football Championship quarter-final in Fraher Field, Dungarvan @ 7pm.

Having played with Cork in the league for a few seasons, he has thankfully avoided injury this season and has his first Championship start.

Result: Waterford 1-11 Cork 1-12  – See photos and match reports below:

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Traffic Arrangements for This Evening’s Annual Tubrid Mass 2017

In the interest of health and safety a maximum of 44 cars will be permitted to park within the Tubrid environs for the annual Tubrid Mass which takes place at 7:30pm on Friday, 26th May 2017.  This traffic arrangement will allow important access should any emergency vehicle be called upon.   We thank James for alerting us to this new parking plan for the annual Mass.  (S.R.)

Brian’s Magnificent “Guns ‘n Roses” Memorabilia Collection

Millstreet’s Brian O’Leary recently shared part of his truly amazing “Guns ‘n Roses” memorabilia collection display. For decades Brian (who is such an accomplished Artist) has been collecting what must now be one of the world’s most complete collections of items associated with the world famous Band. Brian’s interest began decades ago and he attributes such an absorbing interest as being of great importance to him as he bravely coped with health procedures for many years.   “Guns ‘n Roses” appear at Slane this weekend and we sincerely hope that the great Band become aware of this magnificent Fan and that they will arrange to meet with Brian considering that he must be one of their most ardent and most loyal Fan ever.   We wish all attending this weekend’s Concert every enjoyment and safety.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Lord Henry Mountcharles was in Millstreet 24 years ago attending the 1993 Eurovision Contest on 15th May that year.  Now in 2017 quite a number of Millstreet music Fans will be in Lord Henry’s Castle Estate in Slane. Brian hopes to present his Flag (seen at the top of the display) to the Band this weekend.   It would be a dream come true if they arranged to meet.  We wish them all success and a fulfilling music experience. continue reading the full article “Brian’s Magnificent “Guns ‘n Roses” Memorabilia Collection”

Audio: Boil Water Notice and Millstreet Ambulance discussed on Cork Today

Millstreet news items were the topic of conversation when Cllr. John Paul O’Shea spoke to Patricia Messenger on the C103’s CorkToday, this morning. Two different topics were discussed (listen to them above):

  • The boil water notice for tap water in Millstreet, and communication issues with Irish Water (from 22:00 to 30:30), and
  • the removal of the ambulance service from the Millstreet area since last Wednesday which was done with no prior notice, and no consultation with anyone (from 30:30 to 37:00)

More on the Millstreet Ambulance: The Millstreet ambulance was originally withdrawn over two years ago, and reinstated temporarily 15 months ago after public pressure, and only a day service at that (8am to 8pm).

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Presentation of 2017 Cheques by Transition Year Students at MCS

During a very impressive end of school year ceremony at MCS Transition Year Students presented three substantial cheques to three praiseworthy organisations following the many fundraising events during the years including the very memorable colourful Fashion Show. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Magnificent Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School – Part 1

The superb Gym at Millstreet Community School was recently transformed into an exquisite Fashion Pavilion where a truly magnificent fundraising Fashion Show was held before a capacity audience.  Here we share Part One of a selection of images from the spectacular colourful occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article “Magnificent Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School – Part 1”

Cullen National School Website Address

The new address of Cullen National School’s website is now www.cullenns.ie

Special Guest GAA Celebrity Donncha O’Connor raises the prestigious Green Flag recently awarded to Cullen N.S. on Wednesday morning (17th May 2017) in the School Grounds. Pictured with the pupils, teachers and parents Donncha also raised a second flag which was also awarded for Safety Awareness. Following the impressive ceremony a wonderful musical recital by the pupils was presented after which refreshments were served.  A full feature on the event to follow later.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Reflects & Features Different Events

Tonight we reflect on the tragic events in Manchester and include appropriate reflective music.  We also feature a variety of events including all those pictured below….Fashion Show, Stretcher Race through Millstreet, presentation of Town Park Minute Book, interview with Aedamur Kelly (to be broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday, 30th May), World Fiddle Day in Scartaglin, Storytime and Singing at Aubane Community Centre including a Diamond Jubilee Cake for Dick and Katie Dineen and finally Carnegie Hall – home of Millstreet Museum.  To log in from 9:30 to 11:00pm click on the following link.  (S.R.) :  www.corkmusicstation.com

Eily’s Report – 23rd May

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

Another warm spell is on the way and get ready to avail of the lovely sunny days ahead. At the same time be careful with the use of our local water system. It came as a great shock during the week to be told that it is polluted and  we were warned to boil  it before use. A new purifying system is to be installed and we sincerely hope that it wont be long before we can let down our guard and put this worrying  time behind us.

Meanwhile life goes on in our community and we have lots of lovely events to look foreward to. Next Sunday May 28th will see the Grand opening of our newly extended Day Care Centre  on the Clara road at 2pm.  Everybody is invited to come and see  what this wonderful facility has to offer, especially  the elderly people of our community. There will be bouncing castles, facepainting, light refreshments plus a grand tour of the whole place.

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I Loved Claraghatlea Then

The Winters were cold and windy and wet
And the fields often gray with frost something i remember yet
And cattle in the farmyard sheds often bellowing for silage or hay
In the place i was raised in from here far away

But i loved Claraghatlea then and i always will
That green old Town-land in view of Clara Hill
Where i would be a stranger to many today
But love of place until death with me will stay
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Blue Grass & Country Music Delight at Millstreet Library

The wonderfully talented Blue Grass/Country Music Group from USA and Canada “Thunder & Rain” truly brought sunshine (!) to the enthusiastic audience at Millstreet Library on Friday morning (19th May 2017). Coordinator John from Mallow annually introduces such superb Groups to many audiences during the Bealtaine Festival. Click on the images to enlarge. Lots more images to follow later.  Many thanks to Librarian Grace for making such a splendid venue available.   The Group later visited Presentation N.S..  (S.R.)

Cullen N.S. Awarded Two Prestigious School Flags

Special Guest GAA Celebrity Donncha O’Connor raises the prestigious Green Flag recently awarded to Cullen N.S. on Wednesday morning (17th May 2017) in the School Grounds. Pictured with the pupils, teachers and parents Donncha also raised a second flag which was also awarded for Safety Awareness. Following the impressive ceremony a wonderful musical recital by the pupils was presented after which refreshments were served.  Lots more pictures to follow later in a special feature.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Cork v Tipp: Good luck Mark

A few short years ago we were thrilled when Mark Ellis became the first Millstreet hurler on the Cork Senior Hurling team. Now in command of the centre back spot he is one of the senior players on the team, much is expected of him and others as Cork take on Tipperary today with a host of new players.

Cork beat Tipp in the league earlier in the year, but Tipp are smarting a big defeat in the league final. Expect Mark to drop back in front of his full back to help prevent goals, but it won’t be easy for Cork today against the All Ireland champions.

Munster SHC quarter-final: Tipperary v Cork, Semple Stadium, 4pm. There will be live coverage of the game on RTÉ2 (TV), RTE Radio, C103, Radio na Gaeltachta with updates on Cork’s 96FM, Red FM, Cork GAA website and Twitter page, but nothing beats being there!

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“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today on C103

We thank John Greene for the much appreciated advance information on his Radio Documentary this week.  “Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today (Sunday, 21st May 2017) on C103 is presented by John.  (S.R.)

Lough Hyne is Irelands first Marine Nature Reserve and one of the most beautiful spots in the country. It’s situated 5 kilometres South-West of Skibbereen, just off the Skibbereen Baltimore road.

The marine lake is connected to the Atlantic Ocean via Barlogue Creek by a narrow channel known as the rapids. The area is a scientists paradise, steeped in history and with more folklore than you can imagine. Its history though is at times tragic, as half the population here died during the famine. Also, Fineen O’Driscoll, the last great O’Driscoll chieftain spent his final days here, destitute and alone in his island castle in the centre of Lough Hyne. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today on C103″

Parish Newsletter – 19th May, 2017

PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Sixth Sunday of Easter – 19th May, 2017
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:  Eileen Tucker, Ballydaly & Killarney; Tom Grainger, Cloghoulamore & Birmingham; Maurice Walsh, Dooneen & Uxbridge.

 Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 20th May:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Denis O’Hare, Coole
Sunday 21st May:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Mass for People of the Parish
Cullen      10.15 a.m.  The deceased members of the McKelvey & Lehane families, Lisaniska
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.  Donie Murphy, West End

Anniversaries:  Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road; Timothy Kelleher, The Bridge; Richard O’Keeffe, Murphy’s Terrace; Tony Galvin, Main Street; Michael McSweeney, Flintfield; Nuala Joyce, Tralee; Timothy O’Callaghan, Banteer; Phelim Marron, Cork & Clara Road; Emma Dineen, Carrigaline; The deceased members of the O’Shea family, Coachford.  continue reading the full article “Parish Newsletter – 19th May, 2017”

Wishing Our All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Supreme Every Success

Friends and Supporters of All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Chloe, Megan and Leah – all of the Competitors from the Aubane/Mushera area of Millstreet – wish every success to the three excellent Sports Ambassadors as they compete in this highly prestigious Boxing Final in Dublin. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Updated: Results from the All Ireland Girls Boxing Championships:
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Derrinagree NS win Rural Schools Final!

After an epic struggle and with goals galore, Derinagree National School emerged victorious with a goal to spare over a gallant St.Brendan’s Rathcoole National School, in the Rural Schools Football Finals, held today in Rathcoole. Well done to all the teams and organisers for an excellent competition.
Final score: Derinagree 5-8 Rathcoole 4-8

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Alert: Boil Water Notice for Millstreet

From Irish Water: On the advice of the Health Service Executive, a Boil Water Notice is being issued to all users of the Millstreet Public Water Supply. Areas affected are: Millstreet Town, Ballydaly, Laught, Drishane, Keale). This is due to detection of low levels of Cryptosporidium. Accordingly, in the interest of public health, it is recommended that all users fed from the Millstreet Public Water Supply boil water before use. The boil notice applies until further notice

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Death Notice: Tom Grainger, Cloughoulamore

GRAINGER (Cloughoulamore, Millstreet and Birmingham, UK): On May 17th, 2017, unexpectedly, at his home, in Cloughoulamore, TOM, beloved husband of the late Joan (née Healy) and loving father of the late Claire. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his heartbroken daughters Joanne, Michelle and Kate, his adoring grandchildren Jack, Katie, Andrew, Niamh, Liam, Evelyn, Adam, Claire and Ben, great-granddaughter Charlotte, son-in-law Donal, brothers, sisters-in-law, extended family and friends.

Private Rosary at his residence on this (Friday) evening. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on tomorrow (Saturday) from 6pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Burial will take place in Streetly Cemetery, Sutton, Coldfield, UK, after Requiem Mass in St Anne’s Church.