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

Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’ is the first of a two part programme.

John Greene meets former UCC lecturer Michael Keane to hear a story of war, sex, corruption and land, involving the three Earls of Castlehaven. 

Hotelier, author and TV personality Frances Brennan takes us through the famous ‘Route 66’, and recalls being attacked at midnight on the Caymen Islands by a group of large and angry crabs, which eventually turned out to be a blessing in disguise.   And……….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday Evening at 7″

Parish Newsletter – 9th December, 2018

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday of Advent – 9th December, 2018
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: Timmy Sheehan, Killavullen; Eileen Lane, Newmarket.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Mary Dennehy, Cloghoulamore
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Kathleen Mulcahy, Aunagloor
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Noel Lehane, Two Gneeves
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Denis & the deceased members of The Cashman family, Tullig

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Murphy, Killarney Road; Margaret Reen, Main Street; Bobby Cronin, The Rectory; Seamus Coffey, Macroom, Road; Con, Hannah & John Buckley, Mushera & Church Street; Con Buckley, Dooneen; Denis Buckley, Mountleader; Angela Cronin, Willowbrook; Maurice Fitzgerald, Cloghoula; Denis & Kate Kelleher, Killowen; Johnny Murphy, Ballydaly Lower; Dan, Maud & Mary O’Regan, Ballydaly; Tony Veart, Ahane; Peg Murphy, Lisnaboy; Francie Herlihy, Glountane; Noreen O’Keeffe-Finn, Millstreet & Dromina; Brian O’Dee, Carrigaline & London.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 9th December, 2018”

St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Annual Appeal This Weekend

Church gate collections in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place on this coming weekend 12th & 13th Dec. 2015 outside Churches in Millstreet, Ballydaly and throughout Duhallow. Your generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated. (S.R.)
Church door collections in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place at all Masses on this coming weekend 8th & 9th Dec. 2018 (Sat. night and Sun. morning) outside Churches in Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, Derrinagree, Dromagh and Kilcorney. Your generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated.   We thank Mona for the alert.  (S.R.)

 

Millstreet Christmas Lights

Millstreet Christmas Lights

Christmas is fast approaching and our little elves would be delighted if you could dress your windows with fairy lights or candles to enhance our Christmas display

Don’t forget that the turning on of the Christmas Lights takes place this evening (Friday 7th) at 6:30pm in the Square.

Bake Sale for Millstreet students helping in Lourdes – Easter 2019

A Bake Sale will take on Saturday 15th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after 6.30pm Mass. 

Caoimhe O’Leary, Emma Brady, Michelle O’Riordan and Sarah Bourke are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will be joining the IHCPT pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week at Easter 2019.   They follow in a long line of students who have travelled as helpers for the Easter Pilgrimage and who have all come back with glowing reports about the experience.

As in previous years, fundraising events will be held to help cover the flight and accommodation costs for their week in Lourdes (€670/person).  The Bake Sale is the first of these.  Your support is appreciated.

Musical Choices in Boherbue & Millstreet

Tonight at 8pm in the Pearse Memorial Hall, Boherbue  – Joe Kennelly of Inniscarra and Millstreet will give the Christmas presentation at The Music Room.   It will be Frances Curtin who is scheduled to give the Christmas presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Fri. 14th Dec. 2018 in Millstreet Day Care Centre at 8.15pm.  All are welcome at both occasions.  Happy listening!  (S.R.)

Millstreet Vintage Club Christmas Party this Saturday Night Dec 8th,Everybody Welcome.

Millstreet Vintage Club Christmas Party is happening on this Saturday Night Dec 8th at Corkerys Bar in Millstreet, Kicks Off from 9pm. Everybody Welcome.

Aubane Social Club Christmas Diary 2018

Aubane Social Club Christmas Diary 2018.

Aubane Set Dancing Party on Monday 17 th December with the Shandrum Ceili Band.

Annual Christmas Morning Climb of Mushera on 25 December at 10.30 am in aid of the Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance. Bucket collection on the day.

Around the Fireside on Thursday 27 December at 8.30pm in Aubane Community Centre.

Brewery in Millstreet

Alan sent us this message asking whether there were ever breweries in Millstreet or Kanturk in the past:

“I’m trying to do a bit of research on old distilleries and breweries in the Cork/Kerry area. Having lived in Kanturk for only two years, my history of the area is sketchy but I do understand that there has been evidence of a brewery in the town back in the early 1800’s. I was just wondering, could I get some more information? Where was the original site? Along the river I imagine but any details would be greatly appreciated.
I haven’t come across any evidence of brewing in Millstreet but if
anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be amazing!”

We do know that in Millstreet, an ale and porter brewery was established in 1835. The site was the Tanyard field of meadow (now the site of the Dairygold Co-op store). This continued and flourished until the Famine. Does anyone have any more information?

[read more …] “Brewery in Millstreet”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station … At 10pm we recall last Friday night’s Christmas Mass and Party in Aubane and we hear a selection of songs from Millstreet Community Singers.   We chat about the superb Millstreet Calendar 2019 now available for sale at €6.00.  Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience.   Our featured artist this week is Gentleman Jim Reeves. We also chat about topics relating to the images below.   Many thanks to Eily Buckley for promoting our weekly Radio Programme on her own Regional Report.   Happy Listening!      And we hear about the Three Legged Stool and its lesson for all our lives!  And there’s more – much more!   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Christmas Turkeys

Hi all, it’s that time of year again and we must all turn our minds to the festive season. The festive season of course wouldn’t be the same without a delicious turkey for the dinner table on Christmas day! I rear traditional bronze turkeys in the Millstreet area. 100% Irish, oven ready for the big day you can have the option to also have them boned and rolled to make your day that bit easier! For more information or to place an order please contact me Sean on 085 7847879. I’d be delighted to hear from you!

Eily’s Report – 4th December

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

Our local branch of St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual church gate collections this weekend   Saturday/Sunday December 8/9, before all Masses at Ballydaly, Cullen, Dromtarriffe, Dromagh Kilcorney and Millstreet. Please give generously to this important collection and with your help our volunteers will make Christmas better for many needy people in our community.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 4th December”

Uplifting and Inspiring Stats Regarding St. John’s GAA Club

Team Coach supreme, Jimmy Murphy, shares the following uplifting facts about the wonderfully successful St. John’s GAA Club (with Players from Aubane, Mushera, Millstreet, Kilcorney and beyond) especially after being victorious in the recent Final played at Ovens:

“A truly wonderful Team but also a truly unique Team.   Four families of brothers and two O’Keeffes – Denis and Paddy.   The Sheahans Tom and Adrian.   The Kellehers Brian and Denis.   The Corkerys Donal, Neil and Paudie.  Also Dave Barrett – son of Selector, John Barrett.   Dave is Uncle to Eric and Eoin.  But most unique of all must be Father and Son – Huey and Kevin Sheahan.   Truly unique stats and all the Team have great friendships.”   

We thank Jimmy for sharing such very interesting and quite fascinating facts about an amazing GAA team with superbly inspiring dedication and sporting spirit.  (S.R.)

Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018

We thank Kathleen Moylan of Castlemagner for the following very comprehensive Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018.  (S.R.)

Maggie Polpin is a widowed mother of four living in rural Ireland, now sole owner of the Polpin family shop and farm since the death of her husband.
She is a complex figure, far from the clichés of Irish femininity which
preceded her. This is a hard-bitten, uncompromising woman who puts her
personal security above all other concerns. She rejects the place which
cultural precedent has laid out for her and chooses to drive all of her
children away rather than nurture them like a mother can by trying to force them to do things that will benefit Maggie.

This production is a Castlemagner Sinsir Club (Senior Citizens) fundraiser
and your support would be greatly appreciated. It promises to be a great
night of entertainment and will start at 8pm each night. Tickets are
available at the door for €10.00.

The Annual Cookery Demonstration with Hazel Bourke, Assolas, will be held next Wednesday night December 5th in Castlemagner Community Centre at 8pm.
Mulled wine and Mince Pies will be served on arrival.

Tickets for this event are €10.00 and are available at door on the night. [read more …] “Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018”

Jackie & Matt in Concert at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel on 15th Dec. 8pm

The well known traditional duet of Jackie Daly on accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle will play in concert of Sliabh music in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel on Saturday the 15th of December starting at 8pm.    We thank Jack Roche for this notice.  (S.R.)

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme – 02/12/2018 – on C103 at 7pm.  (S.R.)

When the people of Cork City and County moved into the 1980s, they did so with a swagger.   Life was good, there was plenty of employment, and the real Taoiseach had been watching over them for ten years.  They felt immune to any crisis.

But the storm clouds of a major recession were gathering.  Within eighteen months, Fords, Dunlops and Verolme Dockyard had all closed, with the loss of hundreds of jobs.  By 1985, the city was in chaos. 

On this week’s Where the road takes me,  John Greene meets journalist Michael Moynihan, whose new book – ‘Crisis and Comeback – Cork in the eighties’, has just been published.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103″

Best of Luck to Dromtarriffe in the Munster Football Final

Result: Dromtarriffe: 2-12(18) Beaufort: 2-13(19) 🙁

The very best of luck to Dromtarriffe today as they aim for one of the highest achievements in the clubs history by representing Cork and Duhallow in the Munster Junior Football Final against Beaufort of Kerry.

[read more …] “Best of Luck to Dromtarriffe in the Munster Football Final”