Millstreet ARA Artists’ Exhibition Launch on Wed. 1st May 2019

Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow will launch one of the first Bealtaine Festival 2019 events at Millstreet Library when at 7:00pm on Wednesday, 1st May she will officially open Millstreet Active Retirement Association Artists’ Exhibition.   Everyone is most welcome.  We thank Phil for alerting us to the special occasion.  (S.R.)

Mushera Platform Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance Sunday April 28th

Mushera Platform Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance at the Marquee in Ballinagree (at the Back of Laine Bar) 

Sunday April 28th 2019 from 3pm to 5.30pm,Spot Prizes on Door Tickets,Proceeds to Ballinagree Playground 


Walking the West Cork Way

Michael Quinn passed through Millstreet last year when walking the Ireland Way. He has made a video of his day from Millstreet to John’s Bridge, which include some lovely words for the people of Millstreet, and interview with Eily Buckley, lots of praise for Eileen O’Riordan, and had a chat with Enda, Bella and Nicky … as well as some of the scenery along the way.

“Roads and country lanes dominate this section and you may think it a boring walk but the characters I met along the way truly made this part very interesting. You’ll not get landscapes that wow but you will get a wonderful taste of the friendly people that make up north west Cork. So please watch and enjoy my adventure on the link below.”

[read more …] “Walking the West Cork Way”

Eily’s Report – April 16th

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

The fine weather ran out for many of our weekend events here in Millstreet, but it’s a well-known fact that when the going gets though, the tough gets going. The organisers of our weekend Feile Cheoil excelled themselves in putting up posters etc. in wind and rain, to let the people know that a few days and nights of traditional entertainment was about to begin, and the gala Ceili on Saturday night at the Wallis Arms was just the place to make you forget the raging elements outside. There were winners and losers at the various competitions but the wonderful music by the popular “Conifers “, turned the Hotel Ballroom into a place of real Traditional music, and joy.

Meanwhile at the other end of Town we had an extravanza of classical music and singing provided in our beautiful St. Patrick’s Parish Church, when the mighty voices of the Duhallow Choral Society and The Kerry Choral Union joined forces to raise funds for our Local Community Hospital. In excess of 100 voices made up the cast who filled the Sanctuary to its limit. Our church took on a cathedral-like appearance filled with light and colour and atmosphere. The very large crowd was held spellbound by their enchanting repertoire which went on non-stop, for the most of one and a half hours.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – April 16th”

Aubane Social Club and Aubane Historical Society Presented with Recognition Certificates at The Cork Annual Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony in Cork County Hall on Monday Night

The locality of Aubane featured strongly on Monday Night last at the The Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony where John F Kelleher Chairman of Aubane Social Club was presented with a Recognition Certificate for the Aubane Social Club and Aubane Native Jack Lane founder of the Aubane Historical Society was also Presented with a Recognition Certificate by Patrick Gerard Murphy Mayor of County Cork at the Annual Awards Event Ceremony held in the County Hall .


TR Dallas appearing at McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Holy Thursday Night April 18th

The ever popular TR Dallas is appearing at McCarthys Bar in Millstreet on next Holy Thursday Night April 18th,a great Night of Music and Entertainment not to be missed,Spot Prizes to be won on the Night,Everybody  Welcome.

All-Ireland Scór Sinsear for Daniel

Congratulations to Daniel O Callaghan (top-left), fiddle player in the Kilshannig Ceol Uirlise  group who put together a selection of foot tapping jigs and reels to sway the outcome and collect the All-Ireland Scór Sinsear title from GAA President John Horan. Elsewhere Muireann Vaughan(Kanturk) and St. James Bailéad Ghrúpa went close as did the Millstreet Quiz team.   [read more …] “All-Ireland Scór Sinsear for Daniel”

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes

Many thanks to the people of Millstreet for their generous contributions at our Church gate collections Saturday evening and Sunday morning, it is very much appreciated.

A very exciting Easter weekend in store for the club with SLCC tackling Ras Mumham – a four day event covering the toughest terrain Kerry has to offer.
Best of luck to the team of Richard Cleverly, Donie Kelleher, Johnny R O Sullivan along with guest riders Richard O Brien (Blarney CC) and Tom Shanahan (Limerick CC).
Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy’s are heading to Gorey for the Easter weekend riding as part of a Munster Selection Team.
Young Denis O Connor continues his rich vein of form, with a 3rd place finish in last Sunday’s Donal Crowley Memorial A3 race in Blarney. Denis was in a group of 4 that got away in atrocious conditions and was pipped by two O’Leary Stone Kanturk riders in a tight sprint finish.
Well done also to Richard Cleverly who came 10th in the A1/A2 Section of the race.
The juveniles headed to Drogheda last weekend for the superbly organised Ras Na Nog. A three stage event scheduled over 2 days with a HQ in Bellewstown Racecourse. Amy Fleming and Ben Murphy finished in the top 10 overall in their respective categories while Kate Murphy was 3rd overall U12 (Girl).
Overall the SLCC riders performed very well with a number of top 10 finishes.
Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.
Well done to our club members who took part in Kenmare GAA Fund raising cycle hosted by Kenmare Cycling Club taking in the Caha Pass and Healy Pass.
New members always welcome to both adult or juvenile section of the club-learn to enjoy a great sport and gain some new friends. For further information contact 087-7023562 or the club facebook page

Kerry Athletics Awards for Danielle and Frank O’Riordan

The Kerry Athletics Awards Banquet  took place in the Kenmare Bay Hotel Friday April 12th  2019.

On the night the excellent performances of the Athletes during 2018 were celebrated.   
Sincere congratulations goes to two very talented young Athletes. Brother and Sister Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet . 
They both received a beautiful Kerry Club Award for their outstanding preformances with Gneeveguilla Athletic Club throughout 2018.   Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such wonderful success in the world of sport.
Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Kerry Athletics Awards for Danielle and Frank O’Riordan”

Next “Radio Treasures” Broadcast on Tuesday 23rd April at 9:30pm

There will be no transmission of “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station on this Tuesday night.   On next Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 our 10pm Interview will include a chat with Bryan O’Leary (centre in photograph) and the members of the superb traditional Irish music group Conifers pictured below at their magnificent Concert on last Saturday night in the Wallis Arms HotelCork Music Station broadcasts 24/7 with the very best of Irish and Country & Western Music.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

This Evening: Gala Concert in Millstreet Church

Millstreet Community Hospital are delighted and looking forward to hearing Duhallow choral society with Kerry choral Union in a Gala concert this evening, Sunday 14th April @ 7 o’clock in St.Patrick’s Church Millstreet. Tickets are available in local shops. Your Support is greatly appreciated 🎼🎼

A sample from rehearsals last weekend:


[read more …] “This Evening: Gala Concert in Millstreet Church”

Parish Newsletter – Palm Sunday – 14th April, 2019

PALM SUNDAY – 14th April, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email>
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: Mary Gahan, Minor Row; James Murphy, 12 Tanyard; Ciss Kelleher, Cockhill; Anne Kelleher, Drishane Road; Hannah O’Riordan, Kanturk.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Johnnie Sheehan, Banteer
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Fr. Tim Buckley, Cahirbarnagh & England
Cullen 10.15 a.m. James, Kathleen & J.J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Breda O’Leary, The Square

ANNIVERSARIES: Phillis O’Shea, Minor Row; Bridie Killeen, Main Street; Patrick Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Bridget Collins, Cockhill; Patrick O’Donnell, Liscahane; Mary O’Mahony, Cloghoulabeg; Rafal Luberda, Tanyard & Poland; Bina Corcoran, Boherbue; Michael & Frank O’Riordan, Knocknagree; Imelda Collins, Tralee.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – Palm Sunday – 14th April, 2019”

Concert – Wallis Arms – Saturday 13th April

Saturday night promises to be a great night for the people of Millstreet and beyond.  The 3rd Millstreet Trad Festival is hosting an evening of entertainment in The Wallis Arms Hotel.  Four of the amazing teachers who will be delivering workshops at Millstreet Community School on Saturday morning will lead a music seisiún in the hotel starting at 5pm.  So, come along and soak up the great atmosphere.
Then at 8pm the headline act will be great new trad band “The Conifers”.  This is a great young band who’s line up includes Bryan O’Leary from Turreencahill.  Bryan is known locally as the grandson of the famous Johnny O’Leary – indeed well known to those who used to frequent Dan O’Connells in Knocknagree.  The concert promises to be fantastic with a mixture of music and song from the 5 members who come from all over Ireland.
But the fun doesn’t stop there.  The Wallis Arms is our festival hub, and the music will continue after the concert:  Those who wish to just hang out are very welcome, but there will also be a Trad Disco – young James Linehan will be the DJ for this first of a kind event for Millstreet in the back room of The Wallis Arms and – who knows – there could be a breakout of tunes in the front bar as well.
Admission to the concert is €15 which includes entry to the trad disco.  But, if you just want to arrive for the disco admission is a mere €5.  Come along and see what you think!!!

[read more …] “Concert – Wallis Arms – Saturday 13th April”

Death Notice: Mary Hurley, Meenskehy East

The death has occurred of Mary (May) Hurley (née Loftus) Meenskehy East, Derrinagree. Passed away peacefully in Bridhaven Nursing Home, Mallow, surrounded by her loving family, wife of the late Timothy (Ted). Sadly missed by her loving family Madge (Marjorie), Edward, Kevin, Luke, daughters in law Mairead and Mikoya, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Lying in repose in The Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree. Rosary at 6pm on Saturday evening. Reposing on Sunday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 2pm with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. ‘May She Rest in Peace’. [rip]

Remembering RMS Titanic on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s very interesting programme.  (S.R.)

This coming Monday April 15th, marks the anniversary of one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters – the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

On Where the road takes me this Sunday evening, John Greene travels to Ballydesmond to hear the story of Danny Buckley who survived the sinking.

 However, Danny’s luck ran out on the battlefields of World War one, when a sniper’s bullet ended his life, just a few short days before the war had ended.

At the American wake in Ballydesmond the night before he departed on the Titanic, Danny stood and sang ‘When the fields are white with daisies’. [read more …] “Remembering RMS Titanic on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

Preparing for Traditional Music Weekend 2019 in Millstreet

Maria Casey and son Conor preparing for the very busy Traditional Music Weekend taking place in Millstreet with Dancing Competitions and a Concert on Saturday while on Sunday at MCS there will be the annual Féile Cheoil. Below Donagh and Mary lend a helping hand.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Preparing for Traditional Music Weekend 2019 in Millstreet”

Death Notice – Anne Kelleher, Drishane Road

Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of St. Joseph’s 2 Ward, St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork, ANNE (nee Murphy), late of Drishane Road, Millstreet, dearly beloved wife of the late John and much loved Mother of William (Bill), John D, Tony, Denis, Dan, Kieran and Brendan. Deeply regretted by her sons, daughters-in-law Norma, Kay, Aine, Evelyn and the late Paula and her seven  grandchildren. Dear sister to Hannah (O’Leary), DanJoe, the late Kitty (O’Neill) and Teresa, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Rosary at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Saturday evening at 8pm. Lying in repose on Sunday evening from 6pm to  8pm. Reception into St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Monday for 11am Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. May She Rest in Peace.

Carriganima/Clondrohid Community Alert Meeting in Clondrohid Hall on next Monday Night April 15th at 8.30pm

Carriganima/Clondrohid Community Alert Meeting in Clondrohid Hall on next Monday Night April 15th at 8.30pm,

Guest Speakers from An Garda Siochana will be in attendance on the Night to give advice on Crime Protection,

Oppurtunity will be had to renew your Yearly Text Alert Fee at this Meeting,

Refreshments Served



Fundraising Musical Event in Aid of MS Ireland on 12th May 2019

Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)
Seán Murphy of the Cork City Branch of MS Ireland promoting the upcoming Musical Event on 12th May in Cork. Seán is the inspiring Coordinator of many praiseworthy fundraising events in aid of MS Ireland.
Pictured at the recent Regional Meeting of MS Ireland in Macroom’s Castle Hotel which was also attended by Ava Battles, CEO, MS Ireland (7th from left standing).