Blue Force 5000 mile Coastline Tractor Challenge in Millstreet Area on Tommorrow Monday April 24

Millstreet Vintage Club have informed us that The Blue Force 5000 mile Coastline Tractor Challenge will be in the Macroom, Millstreet Area on Monday next the 24th April. The Tractor run will be in Macroom at 11am tomorrow. It will then proceed to Carriganima for a brief stop and then on to Colemans Millstreet for a Show and Reception. Millstreet Vintage Club members will then convey the run to Rathmore.”All Ford, Fordson and New Holland and Fiat tractors are welcome to join in on the Run as support. This event is part of Ford 100 celebration with proceeds of the event going to Cancer and Children’s charities in the UK. Donations will be accepted by the Blue Force boys on the day.There are also tickets for sale for a restored Fordson Dexta kindly donated by club member Roy Cowgill. Further details from Millstreet Vintage Club Member Jack Sheehan on (086) 806 8243.

 

Parish Newsletter – Divine Mercy Sunday – 23rd April, 2017

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday of Easter – DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – 23rd April, 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:  Rafal Luberda, Maple Avenue & Poland; Paddy O’Sullivan, Kilcorney.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 22nd April:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. John Joe & Teresa Tangney, Main Street
Sunday 23rd April:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Fr. Tim Buckley, Toorbonia & England
Cullen      10.15 a.m. Nora Fleming, Meenagloherane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Victor O’Hare, Cloghoulamore

Anniversaries: Florrie & Nanie O’Donoghue, Lackabawn; Noel & Barty Keating, Murphy’s Terrace; John & Ann Lucey, Minor Row; Denis Cronin, Coolinarne; Patrick Murphy, Cloghoulabeg, Jeremiah & Bridie O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg.  continue reading the full article “Parish Newsletter – Divine Mercy Sunday – 23rd April, 2017”

In Johnny Hickey’s Grove

A long time ago and from here far away
In Johnny Hickey’s grove in Inchaleigh children’s games we did play
As primary school-goers long before our lives prime
This is going back the years more than six decades in time

Only memories of them with me now do stay
The friends of my childhood where are they today?
Since we all had to follow our lives destiny
Though i often do wonder where today they might be

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Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today

True Community Spirit was superbly demonstrated today during the nationwide Tidy Towns Clean Up Project.  To illustrate the inspiring enthusiasm clearly in evidence we visited The Square where many splendid Volunteers prepared to travel to various parts of Millstreet to participate in the major Clean Up.  Then we went to Tanyard Wood when a wonderful Team including many young people completed a magnificent clean up project.   Sincere congratulations to All who so very enthusiastically participated.  Please click on the following images to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article “Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today”

Team Millstreet Clean-Up

On Saturday 22nd of April 2017, Millstreet Tidy Town Association in conjunction with Cork County Council are delighted to announce Team Millstreet Clean-Up. Our aim is to clean all of Millstreet town and the surrounding area. This is a huge opportunity for people to get involved in their locale, give back to the community. We are calling on all Schools, Business and Community Groups to get involved.

Please contact us on one of millstreettidytown.iefacebook.com/Millstreet-Tidy-Town, or @millstreettidyt

Refreshments afterwards to be held @ GAA Hall

Sponsored by: Avonmore Electrical, Supervalu O’Keeffe’s, Millstreet Cork County Council

Divine Mercy Novena Concludes on Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 3pm

The annual Divine Mercy Novena is held at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily all this week. Everyone is very welcome. On Divine Mercy Sunday , 12th April 2015 Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank a member of the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge. (S.R.)
The annual Divine Mercy Novena will be held daily at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily from Good Friday 14th April 2017.   On Divine Mercy Sunday, 23rd April Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank a member of the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Divine-Mercy-Sunday-2014-

Mayor of Knocknagree Festival 2017

Vote David Rory O’Connor

Put your trust in Youth!

Who is David?

Son of Mary and Finbarr, he’s one of a long line of O’Connor’s who have given great years of service to Knocknagree GAA club.  David’s other interests include hurling, hillwalking and a little socialising when time allows.  He is currently studying for an Arts Degree in History and geography in University College Cork.  He has coached Cúl camps and helped out with primary school sessions.  David is an impeccable role model for all young people.

Why vote for David?  

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Presentation of Impressive Fianna Fáil Quiz Cheque to Hospital

A very impressive cheque resulting from the recent Fianna Fáil Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet was presented to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital on Thursday evening. Among the speakers were John O’Leary, Margaret Collins and Lena Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Death Notice: Rafał Luberda

Rafał Luberda (przeżył 39 lat) z Obidowej, mieszkający w Millstreet. Odszedł nagle. Msza św. pożegnalna w czwartek (20.04) o 20.00 w Millstreet, Co. Cork. Wieczne odpoczywanie racz mu dać Panie a światłość wiekuista niechaj mu świeci.

Rafał Luberda (39 years) from Obidova, Poland, living in Tanyard Wood,  Millstreet. Passed away unexpectedly on April 17th 2017. Holy Farewell Mass this evening Thursday (20th April) at 8pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Eternal rest grant to him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.

The Pitch & Putt course is now open for 2017

Millstreet Pitch & Putt course is now open for 2017 season.

Coaching will take place on Tuesday 2nd May and Tuesday 9th May at 7pm – which will be free of charge and open to all age groups.

Membership will remain the same as previous years: Family €20, Adult €15, Juveniles €10, Actively Retired €10.

Black and White themed Entertainment Night at Aubane Community Centre on Friday 21 April at 8pm


Aubane Social Club are holding a Black and White themed Night at Aubane Community Centre on this Friday 21 April at 8pm sharp,Entertainment on the Night will be provided by the ever popular Danny & Pat from Back on Track,Great night of Music Entertainment and Food promised, Admission Charge 10 Euro. The theme is a Black and White themed night so come wearing Black and White and join in the Fun, Everyone Welcome.

Wind Turbine Casualty Evacuation at Coomacheo Wind Farm

This is an interesting video of a training exercise of an evacuation from one of the wind turbines at Coomacheo Wind Farm (which is located in the valley behind Clara / Kippagh mountains [map]). It shows the infrastructure, the equipment used, and some nice scenery also.  continue reading the full article “Wind Turbine Casualty Evacuation at Coomacheo Wind Farm”

Official Opening of Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday Morning

The official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017. From left: Fr. Billy Radley who blessed the new premises; Linda Gordon. And cutting the ribbon – Noreen Murphy, Margaret Hartnett, Frances Ring and Julie Kelleher. Also included is Paudie Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The large gathering of people attending the official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office at Main Street on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017.
Attending the official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017 – from left: Frank Curtin (Area Manager, An Post), Aidan O’Donnell (Retail Manager, An Post), Cllr. Declan Kelleher, Julie Kelleher, Helena O’Donoghue, Paudie Kelleher, Maria O’Donoghue and Linda Gordon.
Very satisfied customers being served by Noreen Murphy and Margaret Hartnett following the official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office at Main Street on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017.

And we also view the new Post Office from the outside.  Every success to All. continue reading the full article “Official Opening of Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday Morning”

Billy Coleman Takes Part in Circuit De Ja Vu Event in Killarney

 

Billy Coleman the three times Circuit of Ireland Rally winner was reunited with a Rothmans 911 during Circuit Deja Vu in Killarney over the Easter Weekend, the Porsche 911 he drove is now owned and beautifully restored by John Mulholland, a County Antrim motor trader, the Porsche was a genuine Porsche 911 similar to the car that Billy drove for the Rothmans Team in the 1985 season.
Billy’s first Circuit win was in 1975 in an Escort RS1600. He repeated the win a year later in an RS1800 but it was another eight years before Billy, this time at the wheel of an Opel Manta 400 and with Ronan Morgan as his co-driver sprayed the champagne again at the finish of the five-day marathon, for the Circuit De Ja Vu Run last Sunday Ronan was back in the hot seat again to accompany Billy.

The Circuit De ja Vu is the brainchild of both Alan Tyndall of RPM Motorsport and Beatty Crawford who was a former Circuit of Ireland winning Co-Driver back in 1971,the Event was established to Celebrate the Glory Years of Rallying in the 70s and 80s and this Event without doubt captured that with some great Cars and Drivers from the that Period coming from near and far to be part of the Celebration,this was the second year that the Event was Ran and like last years Event which was also based in Killarney it was an outstanding Success.

Billy Coleman was not the only Millstreet Native to take part in the Circuit De Je Vu over the weekend,Conor Falvey had French Champion Bernard Beguin behind the wheel of his beautiful Porsche for the Run while his Brother Todd Falvey had Saeed Al-Hajri who is a former winner of the 1989 Cork 20 driving his Car which was also a Porsche along the Route as well, both Al-Hajri and Beguin are former Rothmans Teamates to Coleman so it was fitting that they all got together along with another former Rothmans driver from the same Era Jimmy McRae who was driving a Vauxhall Chevette,Former World Champion Stig Blomqvist was another famous driver to do the Run in an Audi Quattro while Donagh Kelly and Denis Biggerstaff each wheeled out a Metro 6R4 for the day,the other Millstreet Drivers that completed the Course included Kevin Hickey with co-driver Matthew Twomey in there beautifully turned out Replica of Billy Colemans 1979 Circuit of Ireland Ford Escort,and Ballydalys Denis Moynihan also completed the Course in his immaculate Mark 1 Escort, the Run which was based at the Malton Hotel departed at 10 am on Easter Sunday to tackle some famous Rally Stages along the way such as Molls Gap, Healy Pass, Cods Head, Ardgroom, and Killmackillogue and finished back in the Malton Hotel at around 4.30pm,the Event was a great Success and was enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators who turned out in quite large numbers.

Below are the Local Crews who took part along with some Famous Stars as well and in Order they are

Kevin Hickey/ Matthew Twomey Motorcraft Mark 2Ecort

Denis Moynihan Escort Mark 1

Bernard Beguin/Conor Falvey Posrche 911

Billy Coleman/Ronan Morgan Porsche 911

Saeed Al-Hajri /Todd Falvey Porsche 911

 

Our next “Radio Treasures” Programme on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017

Our next “Radio Treasures” Programme on www.corkmusicstation.com will be on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 from 9:30 to 11:00 pm and will include highlights of the recent Easter Sunday night Concert in Kiskeam during the excellent annual Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival.  (S.R.)

Junior Administration Clerk Position at K & L

 

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MOUNTLEADER INDUSTRIAL ESTATE,

MILLSTREET CO. CORK.

TELEPHONE : 029-70163 FAX : 029-70451 E-MAIL : gordon @kandl.ie

WEB ADDRESS : www.kandl.ie

____________________________________________________________________________

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE FOLLOWING FULL TIME POSITION.

JUNIOR ADMINISTRATION CLERK.

POSITION:

TO TAKE PHONE BOOKINGS FROM CUSTOMERS AND TO OPERATE A COMPUTERISED TRANSPORT SOFTWARE SYSTEM.

HOURS:

37.5 HOURS PER WEEK. 09:30AM TO 18:00PM WITH 1 HOUR FOR LUNCH

CANDIDATE:

PERSON SELECTED WILL BE PERSONABLE, HAVE THE ABILITY TO WORK AS PART OF A TEAM IN A BUSY OFFICE.

TOUCH TYPING IS ESSENTIAL AND ALL OTHER TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED.

REPLIES IMMEDIATELY TO:

GORDON O’ KEEFFE

MANAGING DIRECTOR.

 

Eily’s report – 18th April

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

It was a very busy Easter weekend and the beautiful weather made it possible to enjoy many outdoor events.

Very large crowds attended the Easter ceremonies in the churches and we are so grateful to the members of our clergy who put in long hours to make it all so meaningful.

Following the three  o’clock ceremonies on Good Friday the Divine Mercy Novena was started, and will continue in the church at 3 o’clock every day until next Sunday. Those who cannot attend the church every day can pray the Novena at home. The closing ceremony will be held in the church on Sunday next at 3pm. Please try to attend.

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Millstreet Vintage Club Car Run on Sunday 23 April

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Car Run on this coming Sunday 23 April, starting from Dromtariffe Parish Hall with Take Off at 12 Noon,all Vintage and Classic Cars welcome, enquiries to Denis O Flynn on 087-2033350 or Donie Lucey on 086-8545873.

Death Notice: Paddy O’Sullivan, Kilcorney

O’Sullivan, Kilcorney, on April 16th 2017, peacefully at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Paddy (PC and Ex Dairygold Committee) Beenreigh, beloved husband of the late Margaret (nee O’Keeffe) and dear father of John, Mary, Noreen, Helen and Michael. Deeply regretted by his loving family, grandchildren Patrick, Michael, Emer, Sinead, Frankie Jo, Sarah, Julia, Sophie, Faye and Robert, sons-in-law, Mike, Frank, Jorg, daughters-in-law, Helen and Mona, sister-in-law Nancy, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing in McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer, on Monday evening from 6pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May He Rest in Peace.

Parish Newsletter – Easter Sunday – 16th April, 2017

PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Easter Sunday – 16th April, 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: Vera Moylan (nee O’Connor) Shannon & late of Minor Row

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 15th April:
Millstreet Vigil 9.00 p.m. Easter Vigil – Mass for People of the Parish
Sunday 16th April:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.
Cullen      10.15 a.m.
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Dan & Bridget Collins, Cockhill

Anniversaries: Patrick O’Donoghue, Aubane; Bina Killeen, Main Street;  Jimmy Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Patrick Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace;  Danny Creedon, Liscahane;  Patrick O’Donnell, Liscahane; Mary O’Mahony, Cloghoulabeg;  Michael O’Leary, Clara Road; Dan Breen, Killarney Road; Maureen O’Keeffe, Cullen;  Michael & Frank O’Riordan, Knocknagree; Margaret Bailey, Minor Row & Dublin; Imelda Collins, Tralee.  continue reading the full article “Parish Newsletter – Easter Sunday – 16th April, 2017”

The boy from Millstreet who became the King of Rally

Billy, John, and Paddy Coleman

In the history of rallying in Ireland, one name stands out above all others for the respect in which he is held and the ability he demonstrated behind the wheel of the cars — predominantly Fords — that he drove.

That person is the remarkable Billy Coleman, the man from Millstreet in County Cork who even today, long after he hung up his driving gloves, remains the stuff of legend … read the full article from today’s Irish Examiner

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Football Championship – Millstreet v Mayfield – this evening

Result: Millstreet 1-15 Mayfield 1-10 (Half time: 1-9 to 1-4) 🙂

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Death Notice: Vera Moylan, late of Minor Row

The death has occurred of: Vera MOYLAN (née O’Connor)
(5 Fergus Road, Shannon, Co. Clare and formerly of Millstreet, Co. Cork), wife of the late Noel – April 11, 2017; deeply regretted by her loving sons Kevin and Bernard, sister Joan, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and her many friends. May she rest in peace. Reposing at McMahons Funeral Home, Shannon today (Wednesday) from 6 o’c. Removal at 7.30 o’c. to Mary Immaculate Church, Shannon. Funeral Mass tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 o’c. Burial afterwards in Illaunmanagh Cemetery, Shannon.