Millstreet GAA Players Fundraising Race Night in The Bush Bar

Connie Hickey of the Bush Bar, Millstreet presented €4,300 to the Millstreet GAA Players Fund on Thursday 23rd November 2017, the proceeds from the recent Race Night. Sincere thanks to all who supported the event.

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Death Notice: Kathleen (Kax) O’Hare, Coole

The death has occurred on Friday 24th November 2017 of Kathleen (Kax) O’HARE, Coole, Millstreet, Cork. Peacefully, at her residence. Beloved wife of the late Jerome, loving and much loved mother of Derry, Marie, Rena, John, Tom, Finian, Anne and the late Denis, sister of the late Birdie (Sugrue), Breda (Hall), and Bishop Diarmaid O Suilleabhain, sadly missed by her family daughters-in-law Mairead, Mary and Helen, sons-in-law Seani, Kieran and the late John, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

Reposing at her residence on Sunday from 4pm to 8pm with rosary at 8pm. Reception into St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, for Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. [1 [read more …] “Death Notice: Kathleen (Kax) O’Hare, Coole”

Join/Renew Millstreet Community Text Alert

Millstreet Community Text Alert is now accepting applications from those who wish to renew or join the Text Alert System for 2018. Application forms can be collected & returned to Wordsworth Bookshop, Millstreet & Guerin’s Shop Ballydaly. Closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday December 16th 2017.

Historical Maps of Millstreet

In this article we try to bring together all the old maps which made reference to  Millstreet or some notable place nearby. The first detailed inland maps come from the early 17th Century, until proper ordinance survey maps in the first half of the 19th century. All the maps below give something different on how our area was mapped / perceived. Some of the maps are are not from field studies, but adapted and combined from other peoples work to produce the map.

You can click on all the maps and see a much larger version, and there are links to the sources of all maps, most of which are much larger maps of Cork, Munster or Ireland.

16th Century – McCarthy Sects in the Kingdom of Desmond.
[from Wikipedia – see the Map of Munster] [more on the McCarthys of Desmond]
1920 - 16th Century McCarthy Sects in the Kingdom of Desmond

1606 Mercator and Hondius Map of Ireland.
Cork is left to middle at the bottom. It shows Dereshane (Drishane), Dromagh (which appears closer to Cork than Macroom!), Magrome(Macroom), Cantorkes (Kanturk), and Glen Elix (The Glen of Ellis, referring to the Ellis family who lived in the area at the time [ref]. The maps of the time were more interested in the costal waterways than what was inland. [full map of Ireland]
1606 Mercator and Hondius Map of Munster

1610 John Speed Map of Ireland: shows Drishane (Derishane), and Mushera (Knock Muskery) [full map] [ Black and White]

1610 John Speed map of Ireland [read more …] “Historical Maps of Millstreet”

A Statistical Survey of Millstreet (1810)

“Near Millstreet the principal seat is Westwood, the property of John Wallis, Esq. an extensive demesne, situated on the Blackwater, and richly adorned with timber. It enjoys the convenience of limestone, the staple manure of this part of the country, and from which several parts of it are very remote. The neighbourhood of Millstreet, surrounded for the most part by lofty mountains, contains nevertheless a good deal of arable land, which lets much higher than might be expected from its remote situation. There are instances of farm land bringing 40s- per acre, and near the town still greater rents. Turf fuel is here in the utmost abundance, affording most convenient means, from the proximity of limestone, for reclaiming the extensive ranges of moorland, with which this part of the country abounds. Of these there are some very fine tracts adjoining the Blackwater, and not much elevated above the bed of the river. I know no part of the county, that presents, to appearance, a finer subject for the hand of judicious improvement. The expense of draining, which is the grand requisite, might perhaps be very considerable, but the return of profit would amply repay any expenditure. The circumstances of the [read more …] “A Statistical Survey of Millstreet (1810)”

Death Notice: James Lennon, Cockhill & Waterford

The death has occurred on Monday 20th November 2017 of James Lennon, Coolnaghillagh, Cockhill, Millstreet, Cork / Portlaw, Waterford. Passed away peacefully at his home after a long fight. Dearly beloved husband of Rose and father of Julie, Rosie, Dawn, Tracie, Debbie and Marie. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Sunday from 6pm to 7pm. Cremation at the Island Crematorium on Monday at 11am. [1] [2]


Customers Promotions Day – Black Friday at Reen’s Pharmacy

To celebrate Black Friday, we at Reens Pharmacy have a special customers day where we will have special offers, free make overs, and suppliers on site from 11am with promotions and giveaways and answers to any of your questions. Full details are on our website

  • Free Makeovers by Catherine Hurley
  • Free Gift Set, three for two
  • Free Blood Pressure Measurement
  • Free Blood Glucose Tests ( For Diabetes)
  • Supplier in store: Flynn Medical Millstreet Giveaway
  • Supplier in store: Quinton Cell Nutrition free samples
  • Supplier in store: Fleming Medical Limerick free samples

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Aubane Man to take to the Floor in Strictly Come Dancing Competition in aid of Bandon Community Hospital

Aubane’s John F Kelleher is set to take Bandon by storm on this coming Weekend with his particapation in a Strictly Come Dancing Competition in Bandon which is being held in aid of Bandon Community Hospital,the Event kicks off on this coming Friday Night in the GAA Pavilion in Bandon, John will take to the Floor with his Partner Margaret O`Brien who along with John is employed at the Hospital in Bandon,the Couple have been practicing intensely for the past three months sometimes up to four times a week,and with his Work in Bandon and also mixing in his Community work as being Chairman of the Social club in Aubane John has been very busy indeed,the Couple take to the stage on this coming Friday 24th November and Saturday 25 November and again on Friday 8th December in the Bandon GAA Pavilion. The Strictly Come Dancing Competition is organised by the Friends of Bandon Community Hospital to raise Funding for a new day room as part of the brand new Hospital. The first two Nights of the Competition are a sell out, John always had a keen interest in dance as he is a regular at the set Dancing in Aubane, dancing is in his blood and John said he always wanted to do Strictly Come Dancing. Michelle Barry from Devine Promotions in Six Mile Bridge who is overseeing all the Couples prepartaions has great praise for not only John and Margaret but all the other Competing Couples as they have been preparing very hard for this Competion since last August. Hopefully John will bring a Strictly Come Dancing title to Aubane and from all at Aubane Social Club and the surrounding locality the best of luck to John and Margaret in the Competition. 

Death Notice: Mary Patricia Ross (née Lehane), Dublin & Millstreet

The death has occurred on Tuesday 21st November 2017 of Mary Patricia Ross (née Lehane), Ballyroan, Dublin / Minor Row, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at St. Camillus Nursing Centre, Killucan, Co. Westmeath. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Very sadly missed by her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and a wide circle of friends. Rest in Peace.

Reposing at Fanagans Funeral Home, Lower Kimmage Road on Thursday afternoon (23 November) from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Removal on Friday morning (24 November) to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan arriving for Funeral Mass at 10 am and afterwards to Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross. Family flowers only please. [1] [2]
Fanagans Funeral Directors – Kimmage.

Eily’s Report – 21st November

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to my Report.

A very important Community Council meeting which was deferred last week will be held tonight at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 8.30.  Garda Paul Lynch will attend.

Our Millstreet Got Talent Festival got off to a great start in Carriganima on Saturday Night. As usual the renowned village  pub excelled itself following the Saturday evening Mass. Their evening’s program also included a fundraiser for the local Bus service CART.

So the  next heat at McCarthys Bar on  this Friday night  November 24th, and please don’t miss it for a great night out. Tarrants Bar on November 25th.    The Bush Bar on December 1st. And the Clara Inn on December 2nd.
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Millstreet GAA Players Fundraising Race Night in The Bush Bar

On Friday night last 17th November 2017 Millstreet GAA Players held a fundraising Race Night in conjunction with the Bush Bar. This was a very successful event and enjoyed by all. This function was well supported, and it was great to see so many players in attendance.
The organising committee would like to thank everyone that sponsored this event and helped in anyway in making it a successful night. A special thank you to Connie Hickey, Kelly Cronin, and Sheila Barrett for all their help and support.

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Dramatic win in Mitchelstown for Millstreet Community School Senior Soccer Team

Millstreet Community School senior soccer team bounced back from a heavy loss in their first group match in Castleisland to beat St. Fanahan’s, in Mitchelstown, 5-4 in the John Murphy Cup.  The win means they progress to the knockout stages of the competition and now face another tough away assignment against Schull Community College.

Having taken a two goal lead courtesy of the brace from Lael Tambwe, St. Fanahan’s battled back to take a 4-2 lead.  However, with ten minutes to go the Millstreet students began their remarkable fightback.  The third goal was scored by captain Colm O’Leary.  Then it was the turn of two of the substitutes to play their part.  Daniel Dennehy and Mateusz Ozaist both found the net, the last goal coming with virtually the final kick of the game.

It was a really spirited team performance and all the panel should be proud of their efforts.

The Woman of the Fort

The Woman of the Fort: I often heard my grandmother (R.I.P.) (Mrs. Sarah Moynihan, Dromahane Mallow) who lived to be eighty-four years of age telling the following tale, the truth of which she would swear to. Died on July 21st 26:

At a place called Gurranes near Millstreet there lived the family of the the Twomeys. They were farmers and they had children going to school. On the children’s journey to school lay a fort or lios as it is called in Irish, through which they should pass. One day as the children were passing through the fort a fairy woman met them and spoke to one of them, a girl called Nora whom she took with her into the fort, the other members of the family proceeding on their way to school. Nora, a little girl of about seven years used to be rocking a cradle in which was a baby, inside the fort, while the rest of her brothers and sisters were in school. Just as the latter would be returning the fairy woman would meet them again accompanied by the little girl Nora, whom she would allow go home with them.
This went on for a considerable time. The Twomey boys and girls would attend school, all but one, Nora, who would spend her day rocking the cradle inside the fort. A cow got sick on Nora Twomey’s farm one day and Nora’s mother told her to [read more …] “The Woman of the Fort”

Accounts Person Required at Kelcro

Kelcro Transport (Cork) Ltd.

Accounts Person required

Experience: Accounts experience is essential and  Sage/Thesarus payroll an advantage.

Responsibilities include control accounts, bank reconciliation, ROS returns, Invoicing, dealing with customers/suppliers and drivers, general filing/answering phones and supporting other staff members

Flexible hours available

CV’s and enquiries to <email>

Roger Kiely – The Men of the South

Roger Kiely (principal of Cullen National School 1938-1961) is the central figure on the cover of a new book from UCC entitled the “Atlas of the Irish Revolution“, but for some reason best known to the editors they did not have the courtesy to identify him. He was an intelligence officer with the Millstreet Battalion.

They might have included the description of him by the artist Sean Keating: “Roger Kiely was about the best and finest man I ever knew.  A few years ago I went to look for him in County Cork. I found him a poor school-teacher in a poor little school near Kanturk. I asked him about the others and found that death, poverty and America had claimed them – the Unknown Soldiers.”  (BMH Witness Statement 505). – Jack Lane [read more …] “Roger Kiely – The Men of the South”

Millstreet Vintage Club supports Carriganima’s CART

A big thanks to the Millstreet Vintage Club on presenting the €1,300.99 proceeds of their Autumn Tractor Run to the Carriganima based CART Rural Transport Service Bus. Perfect weather conditions added to the enjoyment of the day, close on 70 tractors took to the road over scenic terrain to Moll Carthys Bridge for a short halt before returning to Carriganima Pub for a Barbeque and refreshments.

Co-inciding with the formal presentation was a Coffee Evening and a heat of the Millstreet Community Council Talent Competition.

Meanwhile Millstreet Vintage Club Celebration of 100 Years of Ford in Ireland reaches a climax on this Sunday with a History of the Ford Motor Company and Ford Family Film Show in the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 3 pm.

On the progamme are interesting guest speakers and patrons are welcome to bring along their Vintage / Classic Ford Vehicle and park their prized possessions outside the Hotel in the Town Square in Millstreet.

Parish Newsletter – 19th November, 2017

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
19th November, 2017
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:   Willie Cronin, Knocknakilla

Saturday 18th November:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Sheila Sherlock, Drishane View
Sunday 19th November:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                            The deceased members of the Carroll Family, Coolinarne
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           Maura & the deceased members of the Cronin Family, Knockduff
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Jerome O’Hare, Coole

ANNIVERSARIES:  Breda & Pat Broderick, Clara Road; Paddy Kelleher, Station Road; Mary O’Regan, Station Road;  Tommy O’Connor, Minor Row; Cormac Dineen, Mill Road;  Hannah O’Regan, Main Streeet; Julie Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Nellie Kelleher, Lackabawn; Peggy Cronin, Cullen; Jeremiah Fitzgerald, Knocknageeha; Mick Hugh O’Connor, Mologhroe.    [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 19th November, 2017”