2019 Shoebox Appeal

Cullen N.S. Helping Others – Children in Need
61 boxes were filled by the pupils in Cullen N.S.
Well done to all our boys and girls making such a great effort. It was our first time participating in the Shoebox Appeal. A great way for kids to help other kids who are less fortunate and a real ‘eyeopener’ too. Helps the boys and girls realise how lucky they are themselves. Well done to all involved and remember ….
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone”.St. Brendan’s National School Rathcoole also collected 82 shoe boxes this year which are now on their way to make other children’s Christmas very special.

[read more …] “2019 Shoebox Appeal”

Eily’s Report – 12th November

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

‘Oh the cold wind doth blow and we shall have snow, and what will the Robin do then, poor thing’. What will any of us do for that matter, except to take heed of the warnings and take every measure  to deal with it.  For a long time now we’ve been blessed with  very mild weather which has left us in a  false sense of complacency and assurance that it ain’t going to rain no more.  Then all of a sudden the warnings spring up telling us that we are in line for a spell of frost and snow and wind and rain. If we are wise we will pay heed. But if it never happens well so be it but we are prepared.

So many things have to be considered, care of people ,and stock of course, also family pets. Some in cages in the garden, others such as donkeys or ponies. The cold snap hits them the same as it effects ourselves. Bird feeders also must come into action and the crow that I saw burying a nut some months ago, I hope he will find his stash in good nick to tide him over the bad spell.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 12th November”

Millstreet Vintage Club Presentation to CART Group in Carriganima

A Great Night was had last night at The Pub in Carriganima where Millstreet Vintage Club Members made a presentation to CART Carriganima of €1,177.50 proceeds from the Charity Tractor Run the Club ran last September to go towards their running costs for the Area Rural Bus Service. The Club are delighted to be associated once again this year with such a worthy cause, many thanks to CART Carriganima and the Pub Carriganima for the hospitality that we were given last night in Carriganima, and Millstreet Vintage Club look forward to working with this great group again in 2020. We thank Daniel Lane and Matthew Twomey for the photos.

[read more …] “Millstreet Vintage Club Presentation to CART Group in Carriganima”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information re this evening’s programme….10th Nov. 2019.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on C103, John Greene brings you another edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, as he returns to the Lough in Cork City’s Southside.

It’s the second and concluding programme which outlines the life and times of one of Cork’s best known entertainers Billa O’Connell. 

This week we hear Billa’s favourite songs and stories, and his time as entertainment manager at one of Cork’s famous hotels.

We hear about his decision to book Hollywood actor, boxer and singer, the gorgeous Gael himself Jack Doyle.

And, on hearing of the mutual admiration between Doyle and Cork hurler Christy Ring, Billa worked on bringing both stars together.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Parish Newsletter – 10th November, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10th November, 2019
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:

RECENT DEATHS: Paddy O’Keeffe, Banteer & Cullen; Kathleen Herlihy, Ballydesmond.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Mass for those who died in Millstreet & Ballydaly during the past 12 months.
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Charlie Dineen, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Timmy John O’Riordan, Ahane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Jack & Meg Kelleher, Aubane

ANNIVERSARIES: Nannie O’Donoghue, Lackabawn; Pat Murphy, West End; Willie C & Bab Han O’Riordan, Main Street; Arthur O’Keeffe, Mill View; Daniel O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg; Sheila Barrett, Aubane House; Patrick & Sheila Murphy, Coolikerane; Sheila Murphy, Cahirbarnagh; Neily Cahill, Harrow; Joseph Cahill; Kevin Hickey, Millstreet & New York.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 10th November, 2019”

Remembering Our Faithful Departed in November 2019

For putting in place the truly magnificent November Garden 2019 in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet we extend sincere thanks to Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane and her wonderfully dedicated Team including her mother, Mary – also Declan Crowley of Milltech for the exquisite graphic design – Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Sacristan Julie Brady.  Here we share a selection of images illustrating the superb feature which so beautifully remembers All who have sadly gone to their Eternal Reward over the past year.   May they all rest in peace.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Our Faithful Departed in November 2019”

Miko Kickboxing Academy

NEW START DATE – Starting Tuesday 12th November at 7:30pm in Dromtarriffe Sports Hall. This will run for 6 weeks with limited places available. Open to Teens & Adults. Places MUST be booked in advance. No walk ins. Perfect way to get in shape with this complete body workout striking pads and shields. Cardio , Core & Tone and learning how to protect yourself at the same time. A MINIMUM of Ten people needed in order to run course.
To reserve your place contact Paul on 086 2636472, email <paul@mikomartialarts.com>, Facebook: Miko Kickboxing Academy, or web: mikomartialarts.com

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Paddy O’Keeffe, formerly Banteer, Rylane, & Cullen

The death has occurred of Patrick (Paddy) O’Keeffe, formerly Banteer, Rylane &, Cullen, Cork. On 7th of November 2019, passed away, unexpectedly, peacefully in the Mercy Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Husband of the late Eileen O’Keeffe (née Mc Carthy) (Nell), loving father of Trisha, Anthony and Colette, adored grandad of Iarlaith, Paddy, Morgan and Síofra. Sadly missed by his loving family, son-in-law Shawn Meszaros, daughter-in-law Antoinette and Colette’s partner P.J. Cremin, brothers Michael and Fr Anthony, sisters Noreen (Mack) and the late Maureen, relatives, neighbours and friends. “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hánan”.
Lying in repose in the Church of the Nativity, Cullen, on Friday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. [rip]

Black and white Cat Missing

Update: Trigger returned today (9th Nov)

Our Black and White two year old male cat missing since Sunday evening from the Tullig area. He was wearing a grey flea collar and is chipped and is neutered. He is a relatively big cat and has a black patch under his chin. If anyone saw him or sees him could they please phone 087 9064528.

[read more …] “Black and white Cat Missing”

Rob Tynan, Douglas & Banteer

TYNAN (Moneygourney, Douglas, Cork and late of Banteer): On November 6th, 2019, suddenly, ROBERT (ROB), dearly loved husband of Aileen (Quinn), much loved dad of Freya and Emma, beloved son of John and the late Frances and dear brother of Marguerite, Joanne, June and John. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, parents-in-law Tim and Joan Quinn, Thurles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends including those in the M.B.C.C.
Lying in repose at the Temple Hill, Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd on (Friday) from 4.00pm until prayers at 6.00pm. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on (Saturday) in St. Patrick’s Church, Rochestown, followed by Cremation in the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Cork Simon Community. “Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann”.
[read more …] “Rob Tynan, Douglas & Banteer”

MCS Testicular Cancer Awareness Survey BTYS 2020

Donagh, Darragh, and Harry, are currently helping to raise awareness of testicular cancer by asking men to complete their short cancer awareness survey. This is a part of the research for their BT Young Scientist project which they hope to be presenting in Dublin next January. A brave project to take on, but one that could actually save lives. It’s simple, anonymous, and will only take a few minutes, so please help them out by completing their survey.

[read more …] “MCS Testicular Cancer Awareness Survey BTYS 2020”

Investigating the Awareness & Knowledge of Irish Farmers

Attention ALL Farmers: Please take 1 minute out of your day to complete a short anonymous survey for our  BT Young Scientist Project. Each completed survey is a great help to us in putting together our project and hopefully qualifying for the Exhibition. Thanking you, Eabha Sheehan, Fia Hurley and Taragh Casey, Transition Years in Millstreet CS.
Please click HERE to start the survey.

[read more …] “Investigating the Awareness & Knowledge of Irish Farmers”

Russell Brookes, Rallying Champion (1945 – 2019)

Former Rally Driver Russell Brookes was the three times Circuit of Ireland winner in 1977,  1978, and 1983. British Champion 1977 and 1985. He Visited Millstreet in 2011 and 2015 with his wife, recalling stories of completing against Billy Coleman and Ger Buckley regularly that time. Famous for driving his ‘Andrews Heat for Hire’ liveried cars, has passed away last week at the age of 74. [obituary]

[read more …] “Russell Brookes, Rallying Champion (1945 – 2019)”

Presentation to CART on next Saturday Night November 9th at The Pub in Carriganima

A Presentation will be made to CART Carriganima following the Recent Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run at The Pub in Carriganima on next Saturday Night Nov 9th at 9pm, Everybody Welcome.

Rita Barrett, Clonakilty, Bandon, and Millstreet

BARRETT (Clonakilty, Bandon and Millstreet): On November 5th 2019, peacefully, in the excellent care of the staff at Bushmount Nursing Home. RITA (née White), beloved wife of the late Willie, Coolfadda, Bandon. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, extended family, relatives and friends.
Rosary on Wednesday, November 6th 2019 at 7pm in Clonakilty Parish Church. Requiem Mass on Thursday, November 7th 2019 at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clonakilty. Rest In Peace. [rip]

Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds Classes

Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds Classes available to eager students wanting to achieve top marks held in Rathmore area by an experienced Kerry native Irish teacher with Oral Irish Examination experience in her own home. Class 1 : duration 1 hour, covers Paper 1 & 2, excellent H1 typed notes given and sample answers on the poems and stories, essays, debates and Novel covered. Class 2: duration 1 hour, Irish Oral class, complete top-class preparation for this exam worth 40%, by experienced examiner, excellent typed notes given for the 20 Sraith Phictiúr, the conversation and the poetry reading. There is limited availability, booking is essential to secure a place. Phone 087 9858133.