In Pictures: The Parade of Nations through Millstreet


After Wednesday morning’s rain, Noel C. got onto the man above and asked for sunshine for the evening, and as is normal he duly obliged. Just in time, the clouds parted and suddenly we had a lovely sunny evening for what has now become a tradition – the Parade of Nations through Millstreet, bringing a slice of colour and fun to town.

Led by the Millstreet Pipe Band the sixteen nations dressed in their finery and national colours, paraded up through the town, and back down to the Green Glens where the official opening of the Championships took place, followed by a concert and entertainment.

A big bualadh bos to all that helped organise, and participated in what was another lovely event.
Photos and videos are below: [read more …] “In Pictures: The Parade of Nations through Millstreet”

“In The Light of Other Days” by Margaret O’Donoghue Sullivan – Splendid Autobiography

“In The Light of Other Days” by Margaret O’Donoghue Sullivan 

“In the Light of Other Days” is an autobiography from Margaret O’Donoghue Sullivan and documents her childhood growing up in rural Ireland.

Margaret lived on a farm with her parents and siblings and the love and importance of family was at the heart of this. The book contains fondly recalled events and stories during the author’s childhood as well as detailing the changing face of farming during the industrialisation of Ireland and of Ireland’s rich history, infused with evocative poetry.

The book is available in Wordsworth Millstreet, Easons bookshop Killarney, Eagers bookshop Killarney, Amazon. It’s a great read for adults and also for children.

We thank Margaret of Rathduane for presenting a copy of her splendid recently published book to Millstreet Museum.  It was the very well known Tom McSweeney who recently launched the Book in Killarney.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Kate Mary & Grandson Podge Collins Feature on Prestigious Match Programme 2017

We thank Marie Casey, Cloghoula for very kindly sending us this superb image which recently appeared in the official Match Programme in Thurles at the recent Cork v. Clare Match. Podge Collins is of course the truly superb G.A.A. Sportsman from Co. Clare and Kate Mary Cremin of Cullen is his Grandmother. Sincere congratulations to both on such highly prestigious national coverage. Kate Mary indicated to me that she had to be in Smithfield Square, Dublin not long after 7am for the photo shoot with her Grandson! Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Home struck by lightening on Tuesday night

Radio Kerry had an interview this morning with Jane Thomas from Millstreet who was woken by a huge bang of thunder at 2:20am on Wednesday morning.

She was soon to find out the damage done to her home and other neighbours by the lightening – blown out phone sockets.

Listen to the interview with Jane below, or in this Radio Kerry article: Lightning Damage to my Home

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Death Notice: Nell Barry (née Heaphy), Dromagh

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family and in the loving and tender care of the staff of Mallow General Hospital on Tuesday 18th July 2017, Ellen (Nell), formerly of Anablaha, Killarney, wife of the late Peter and beloved mother of Kathleen, Eileen and Mary. Deeply regretted by her loving family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, sisters, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing in Grace’s Funeral Home, Kanturk. Rosary on Wednesday at 5:30pm, followed by removal at 8pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kanturk. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Horse Inspections and the Big Parade this evening

Today is a day of horse inspections, walking the courses, and final preperations before the action start in earnest at the 2017 FEI European Championships J&YR tomorrow
Don’t forget the big parade through town at 6:30pm this evening. The rain is due to have passed off at that stage for what will hopefully be another big bright and colourful occasion.
More photos below:  [read more …] “Horse Inspections and the Big Parade this evening”

Dogs Found / Missing after last nights Thunderstorms

After last night’s intense thunderstorms which shook the buildings around here, a number of dogs have been scared off. Over 200 houses are without power this morning – in a line from Cloghoula to Clonbanin.

  • The black dog above was found in Cullen last night. Update, Minnie is back home 🙂
  • A black sheepdog with brown tinge, approx 9yrs old, missing since late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, friendly dog. Answers to Susie. Rathcoole/Millstreet area. If found please ring 087 7404824. Thank you (no picture) – UPDATE: he’s back home
  • Spotted this morning at 11am in Kilcorney village… medium brown make dog ..looks like half hound half setter .. looking lost. Couldn’t take him in.
  • A brown & white dog went missing last night. A Husky with microchip. Answers to name of Casper. Contact me on 0871307828 if found
  • A brown & white dog went missing last night. A Husky with microchip. Answers to name of Casper. Contact 0871307828 if found. UPDATE: Back at home
  • Millstreet Vets are reporting lost dogs. They have a  black and white cocker spaniel (Cullen), and more: See below for details:

[read more …] “Dogs Found / Missing after last nights Thunderstorms”

For Sale: Tarrants, ‘The Bridge Bar’, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Substantial Lounge Bar/ Premises with Overhead Living Accommodation,
Full Head Height Basement Underneath, and Large Garden at Rear.

The Bridge Bar is a well and long established 7 day Licensed premises enjoying a good local trade. The property has good street frontage and located in a prime location.

The property is well laid out with spacious lounge/ bar, games room and smoking area facilities to the rear.

It has very good living accommodation overhead and has full head height basement with access for barrels from the street.

The property is in excellent condition throughout and has the benefit of large garden at rear with vehicular access to the main street.  [read more …] “For Sale: Tarrants, ‘The Bridge Bar’, Millstreet, Co. Cork”

Eily’s Report – 18th July

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

Get ready  once again, to welcome 16 countries  to Millstreet this week for the FEI  European  Championships which will be held at our mighty Green Glens / Drishane Complex and will run from July 19th to 23rd inclusive. Here is the list of Countries that are coming: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and Sweden.  Since early last week they’ve been arriving, and filling the town with excitement as we prepare for the grand opening Parade  which will take place through the town at 6.30 on tomorrow Wednesday evening, July 19th. Welcome signs are placed on all the approach roads. The town will be decorated with bunting and the flags of the visiting countries. People are asked to decorate their windows and places of business and there will be a prize for the best one.

Following the Parade  which will be led by the Millstreet Pipe Band. All are invited along to the Green Glens for a  free  concert of live music and a performance by the mighty Fusion Fighters, for the official opening of the 2017  FEI European Championships. For young riders of 18/21.

Please pass the word around so that nobody will miss this spectacular performance.

On Thursday night July 20th at the Green Glens, meet the athletes from the 16 countries at a BBQ . Limited number of tickets available at the office, 02970800.

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

Millstreet Welcomes Our European Visitors to Prestigious Equestrian Event

Members of the Polish Team arrive in Millstreet. We look forward to the wonderfully colourful opening Parade at 6.30pm on Wednesday through Millstreet Town. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

A Very Happy 60th Birthday Martin

We extend sincere Birthday Greetings to Martin Goggin who celebrated his 60th Birthday on 17th July 2017. We thank Miriam O’Sullivan for the selection of images who states “I am sharing a few photographs from his party with his friends at the COPE Foundation in Mallow. The last photograph shows Martin cutting his birthday cake assisted by his housemother Cathleen O’Brien. We his family and his many friends wish him a very happy birthday on this important milestone.” Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

Teams arriving for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships

It’s been a really lovely warm and sunny day as many of the teams arrived for the sixteen countries in the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders and Juniors, which are being held in Green Glens and Drishane from Wednesday to Sunday.

Full show details can be found at Millstreet.horse/eu2017, or just click on the logo for the logo for the show which will be on the on the top of right of the sidebar all week.

To give a flavour of what’s happening, we’ve added below some of the photos that the teams have been posting to social media below: [read more …] “Teams arriving for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships”

Parish Newsletter – 16th July, 2017

PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16th July, 2017
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    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:

 

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 15th July:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Denis Kelleher, Clondrohid
Sunday 16th July:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                            Joan,  Andrew & Patrick Guerin, Knocknagullane
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           Bridget Hickey, Cullen & Val & Katie O’Leary, Mologhroe
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Catherine & James O’Connor, Kilcummin & their daughter Betty Smith, Boston.

Anniversaries: Dorothy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Pat Joe, J.J. & Mike Lehane, Minor Row; Billy O’Shea, Minor Row & Murphy’s Terrace; Breda Hickey, Claraghatlea; John McAuliffe, Aunagloor; Fr. Dan Cronin, Dooneen;  Betty O’Callaghan, Banteer; Tom O’Connor, Killorglin; Nora Twomey, Brook Park, Kilcorney.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 16th July, 2017”

Good luck Chloé in the All-Ireland Semi Today

Result: Cork  1-11 Tyrone 2-6 🙂

Good luck to Chloé Collins and the Cork Minor Ladies Football Team who play Tyrone in the All Ireland Semi-Final at St. Loman’s, Mullingar, this afternoon at 3:15pm.

Match updates will be on the Cork LGFA twitter page [read more …] “Good luck Chloé in the All-Ireland Semi Today”

Junior A Hurling Championship: Millstreet v Kanturk

Result: Millstreet 2-16(22) Kanturk 1-9(12). Congrats all, and well played, especially in the second half when the Sráid took control of the game.

Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship

MILLSTREET v KANTURK

in Castlemagner, this Friday evening July 14th at 7:45pm

PLEASE GIVE THE LADS YOUR SUPPORT

[read more …] “Junior A Hurling Championship: Millstreet v Kanturk”

Millstreet U14 Camogie Team to play their County Semi Final on Saturday

Please note the change of venue from Blarney to Whitechurch

Millstreet U14 Camogie Team have reached the County Semi Final! The girls play Midleton on Saturday in Blarney Whitechurch at 12 o’clock! All support greatly appreciated! 😊
[read more …] “Millstreet U14 Camogie Team to play their County Semi Final on Saturday”

Competition Time

(click to enlarge picture)
Competition open to all shopkeepers and home owners in Millstreet Town

Pick one of the countries on the list and decorate your window with themes of the country for example get children to draw something relevant to the country to welcome the participants as it is for some their first visit to Ireland.

Prize – Family tickets to the BBQ on the 20th July at 7pm and you can meet the athletes from the sixteen nations and enjoy live music. 

Judging will be done Wednesday the 19th of July and announced at the parade of Nations by Noel Buckley.

[read more …] “Competition Time”

Looking for Jim Murphy

Update: Contact has been made 🙂

Hello there, I am trying to track down  a man by the name of Jim Murphy. His wife’s name is Mary and he has a sister by the name of Mary who married a Mr. Paddy O’Shaughnessy of Banteer, Cork.

Jim Murphy spent some years in England back in the 60’s / 70’s and was one of my Dad’s best friends. My father is trying to get in touch with Jim.

All I know are the details above and that Jim was originally from Poundhill in Millstreet. He would be around 80 years old I would assume as that’s how old my father is.

I’m sorry I don’t have more detail but I am hoping someone there would remember Jim and know if he is still alive and how we could find him.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
John Keane  0857142381 <email>
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