Mushera Volunteers Easter 1916 Plaque Unveiling Celebrations DVD now available

A new DVD has been produced of the Plaque unveiling in Aubane Community Centre which took place last December to remember the 1916 Mushera Company of Irish Volunteers, the price of the DVD is 10 Euro and copies are available from Noreen Kelleher Aubane and Noreen can be contacted on 087 9486673 if you wish to purchase a Copy.


Death Notice: Maurice O’Keeffe – Legendary Musician of Sliabh Luachra

Award recipient, Maurice O’Keeffe pictured with Gerry Harrington (left) Peter Browne, Cormac O’Mahony and Mr. O’Keeffe’s granddaughter, Eileen O’Keeffe during Sunday night’s concert at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre. ©Photograph: John Reidy 28/10/2007

We share “The Maine Valley Post” feature on the recent sad departure to his Eternal Rest of the legendary Gentleman and Musician Supreme – Maurice O’Keeffe.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  (S.R.)

The death has occurred of Maurice O’Keeffe, Musician, Glounreigh, Kiskeam, Cork. Maurice passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family in his 98th year.Beloved husband of the late Peg and father of the late Jeremiah. Deeply regretted by his sons: Francis, Denjoe and Christy, daughters: Maura, Sheila, Eileen and Margaret, brother John, sister Julie, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brother-in-law Dermot, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and his many friends.

May He Rest In Peace.

Maurice achieved a degree of fame in the late 1960s when, as a Cork County Council road ganger he was filmed playing the fiddle on the side of the road during a tea break with his men. Of more sustainable fame for Maurice though was his undoubted gift for the music of his locality and his generosity with the dispersal of the many tunes he had gathered and learned. continue reading the full article “Death Notice: Maurice O’Keeffe – Legendary Musician of Sliabh Luachra”

Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning on Thursday 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m.

The Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning (coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald & dedicated Supporters) will take place in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall this Thursday, 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m..  All are very welcome to this important and praiseworthy fundraising event.  (S.R.)

Cloghoula N.S. Awarded Important Prestigious Safety Flag

Cloghoula N.S. was awarded the highly prestigious Safety Flag on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Principal, Mary Murphy welcomes Caroline Casey – Cork County Council Education Officer for Road, Water and Farm – to Cloghoula N.S.. Caroline who hails from Banteer and is a sister of Rita Buckley provided superb illustrated talks on Road, Water and Farm Safety before presenting the very important Safety Flag to the School. Sincere congratulations to all involved.

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Success for Local Rally Crews at the West Cork Rally

Last weekends West Cork Rally produced some great results for some of our local crews that made the trip to Clonakilty to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event,there were Class Wins for three of our local Crews who competed with Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy emerging victorious in Class 10 in there Mark2 Escort, Sean Moynihan/Sean Nolan in another Mark2 Escort took the Class 12 Honours while John Murphy/ Eoghan McCarthy came out on top in Class 20 with there Subaru Impreza,there were also some great performances from other local Crews including Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa who finished 3rd in Class 10 who in turn were followed home by Denis Buckley/Declan Casey in there Ford Escort while Todd Falvey/Peter Falvey in there Porsche 911 were 5th overall in the Historic section on there return to competition following a lenghty break from the sport,unfortunately there was no luck for Dan Kelleher/Gavin Downey Ford Escort who retired with Mechanical Woes late on Sunday while luck also deserted Pat Sheehan/Liam Dennehy Renault Clio and Colin Moynihan/Sean Collins Honda Civic who both failed to make the finish.The Event was won by Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley in there Ford Focus WRC who took a record breaking fourth consecutive victory, Josh Moffett Ford Fiesta was second overall and won the hotly contested R5 catagory while Kevin Eves co-driven by Macroom Man William Lynch won the National Rally in his Toyota Corolla,Barry Jones won the Historic section in his Ford Escort and Kieran Reen in his Honda Civic was the top Junior Competitor.Frequent changeable weather during the Event made for very challenging driving conditions but as always Cork Motor Club led by Greg McCarthy and his hard working Team which included Danny Creedon/Derry Healy Subaru and Conor Falvey Porsche performing 00 Sweeper Duties along the Route Ran a Top Class Rally which was enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators alike.

We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can check out more of his photos at


Top Picture – Sean Moynihan/Sean Nolan Ford Escort Class 12 Winners

Middle Picture – Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy Class 10 Winners

Bottom Picture -John Murphy/Eoghan McCarthy Class 20 Winners

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run this Sunday March 26

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on next Sunday March 26,the Run will depart from Dromtariffe Hall with Sign on from 12 Noon and Take Off at 1pm Sharp with a nice Scenic Route winding its way back to the Finish in Millstreet,Weather Permitting.
All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part, for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332 or Donie Lucey 086 8545873.

Death Notice: Margaret Murphy (née Lucey of Tooreenbawn)

The death has occurred in her 95th year on Tuesday March 20th 2017 of Mrs Margret (Peg) Murphy (née Lucey of Tooreenbawn), beloved wife of the late Frank & loving mother to her eight children & granchildren.

Arrangements (in the UK) to follow when available.
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“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight …  Despite the snow of this morning Spring is clearly in evidence with such colourful flowers.  We visit Rathcoole Playschool which this very morning had what must be Ireland’s last superbly colourful St. Patrick’s Parade 2017.  Lots of excellent music from England, India and of course, Ireland.   And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) And we continue to share some more images.  Please click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

Eily’s Report – 21st March

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

A light blanket of snow to surprise all this morning.

A very important meeting will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight. Organised by the Community Council. The theme for tonight’s meeting deals with the first phase of the writing of the History of Millstreet. Our Parish Church and O’Regan’s Mills to start with. Tonight’s meeting will give those present their last opportunity to read over the script of the two local features before they go to print.  This important meeting starts at 8.30 and All are welcome.

Millstreet Gramophone circle will hold the monthly meeting at the Canon O Donovan Centre on Friday night next March 24th, starting at 8.15. Presenter Seán Radley. And all are welcome.

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Death Notice: Sheila Barry, Murphy Terrace,

The death has occurred on Sunday 19th March 2017 of Sheila BARRY (née Cronin), Murphy Terrace, Millstreet.

Peacefully, after a short illness. Beloved wife of Patsy and loving mother of Mary (Daly), Anthony, John (J.J.), Francis and James, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, son-in-law, daughter-in-law and sons’ partners. Missed by her sisters Kattie, Mary and Joan. Predeceased by her brothers John and Timmy, her sisters Nora and Eily, her brothers-in-law sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Milstreet, on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery. No flowers please, donations, if desired, to Millstreet Church Restoration Fund and Parkinsons Association of Ireland. May She Rest in Peace.

Millstreet Féile Cheoil 2017

As we are a community organisation, we rely on your help to run these events. We fully appreciate all our volunteers and the more people who come on board, the less we all have to do. This year we are looking for more competition clerks to come on board – your job would be to help the judge with the smooth running of the competition. Or, you may want to stay out of the limelight – that’s OK too. You can help with venue set up and tidy up after, cleaning trophies or with our catering team.  continue reading the full article “Millstreet Féile Cheoil 2017”

Heritage Meeting at Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday 21st March at 8.30pm

An important Heritage Meeting regarding the Church and the Mill with the final presentation to be viewed and discussed before going to print will take place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 at 8:30pm.  All are very welcome to this important meeting.  We thank Margaret Bourke for this significant notice.  (S.R.)

Accommodation request for school retreat team o/n Wed. 29th March.

The 1st students at Millstreet Community School have a retreat on Thursday 30th March 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre.  As in previous years I am hoping to find simple accommodation for the team of 18-25 year  olds who will be running the retreat.  There are in fact twelve in this year’s team (seven girls and five boys) and they belong to NET Ministries, which is based in Co. Donegal.  They are mostly from USA and Canada.

Thanks to those who have already volunteered to host members of the team.  I still have eight to find accommodation for.  They need to be accommodated in pairs of either boys or girls (or possibly in three’s). If there are families able to give them accommodation and a simple meal on the evening of Wednesday 29th March (they’ll be arriving in Millstreet at about 6.30pm), and breakfast on Thursday 30th March, that would be great.  They need to be back at the Parish Centre for between 8.00am or 8.15am on the Thursday so they can get ready for the retreat.  If you can help please contact John Magee at Millstreet Community School on 029 70087  as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your help.

Magnificent St. Patrick’s Parade 2017 in Carriganima on Sunday

What a superbly colourful St. Patrick’s Parade was held in Carriganima at 3pm on Sunday, 19th March 2017 blessed with good weather.   Among the attendance were Minister for Agriculture & the Marine – Michael Creed, T.D., Aindrias Moynihan, T.D. and Cllr. John Healy-Rae and Cllr. Moynihan joined by “Michael Healy-Rae”!  We recorded the excellent event and this will later be shared on LTV2 Millstreet.  Here we illustrate almost 170 images of the truly marvellous occasion.  Special thanks to Seán Murphy and his brilliant Team for coordinating such a hugely successful annual event in Carriganima.  Please click on all the images to enlarge. (S.R.) And we continue to share lots more images of the wonderfully enjoyable annual event in Carriganima. continue reading the full article “Magnificent St. Patrick’s Parade 2017 in Carriganima on Sunday”

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

We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene, for the following advance information on this evening’s C103 radio feature.  (S.R.)

One of the first clubs in Ireland to field a team of professionals, and the longest surviving League of Ireland club in the city, Cork City Football Club was founded in 1984. Their 33 year history however has been a mixture of success on the field of play, and some financial trouble off it, including entering a period of examinership.

But Cork City fans are rated second to none, proof of which was evident in 2010 when Cork City supporters set about rescuing their club. A licence under Cork City Foras Co-Op was awarded to the fans who entered a team in the League of Ireland First Division. Two years later they were promoted back to the premiership division.

In the first of a two part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits the club to find out how this rescue plan worked both on and off the field. The manner in which it was achieved has attracted the attention of much bigger clubs across Europe who now seek Cork City’s help and advice.

Cork City Football Club is now part of the ‘Erasmus Plus project’, which involves six member clubs across Europe who learn from each other. Schalke-Zero-Four, one of the biggest clubs in Europe and with a membership of 140,000 are also involved in the project. They arrive in Cork in April to learn from Cork City FC with a membership of 400. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening at 7 on C103″

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Greetings from Pommerit le Vicomte

The wonderfully dedicated Twinning Committee of Pommerit le Vicomte at its recent AGM. Our great Friends extend sincere greetings to us all here in Millstreet and throughout Ireland on this St. Patrick’s Week 2017. Merci boucoup nos Amis and we also extend our heartfelt greetings to all in Brittany. We especially thank Yves and Daniel for communicating with us. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Parish Newsletter – 19th March, 2017

Third Sunday of Lent – 19th March, 2017
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: Maureen O’Keeffe, Ahane; Fr. Donal O’Hare, Cloghoula & Kansas; Noreen Ball (nee O’Connor) Manchester & Coolikerane; Ned Kelleher, Pound Hill & Canada; Bishop Eamon Casey.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 18th March:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Julia, Denny & Jerry Kelleher, Cahirdowney
Sunday 19th March:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Mary Moynihan, Rathduane
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Betty Kelly, Ploverfield
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Cait & Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy

Anniversaries: John Joe Tangney, Main Street; Denis O’Regan, Station Road; Christy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Peg Healy, Murphy’s Terrace; Ned Buckley & the deceased members of the Buckley family, Mill View & Knocknakilla; Eily Geaney, Lackabawn; Breda Buckley, Coolnagillagh; John & Catherine O’Donoghue, Aubane; Noreen Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower; James Twohig, Aunagloor; Kathleen Hickey, Shanaknuck; Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly; Michael O’Mahony, Ballydaly. Kathleen Forde, Lislehane; Patrick Brosnan, Ahane; J.J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty; Harry Dimmock, London & Aubane.  continue reading the full article “Parish Newsletter – 19th March, 2017”

Annual Carriganima Parade on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 3pm

Seán Murphy in his St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Rathmore winning entry reminding us that the Carriganima Parade begins at 3pm tomorrow (Sunday, 19th March 2017). William Fitzgerald will be providing lots of atmospheric Country-and-Western plus Irish Music in advance of the highly anticipated excellent Parade. Also included in our image above is Sgt. Paul Lynch.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Best Window Display 2017 at Rathmore Parade.

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Millstreet – Part One

We share the first part of our coverage of St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet on 17th March 2017.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And we continue to share a further 65 pictures of the important national day. continue reading the full article “St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Millstreet – Part One”

‘The Buds of Ballybunion’ by John B. Keane at Millstreet Community School Note change of start time





TONIGHT (16th March, 2017)

TIME:  8.15pm 



PLACE: School Canteen

COST:  €8 Adults    €5 Children/Students


Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School

The superb Cast and Production Team (Jennifer O’Donoghue & Margaret Buckley) of John B. Keane’s “The Buds of Ballybunion” which has been playing to capacity audiences at Millstreet Community School. The magnificent presentation featuring the excellent Students of the MCS Transition Year is thoroughly enjoyable and portrays some truly splendid dramatic talent. Sincere congrats to all involved. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share lots more images of the magnificent production. continue reading the full article “Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School”

St. Patrick’s Story in Lego

There’s a special treat for kids on Main Street for this St.Patrick’s Day. Someone has gone to great efforts to created the lego story of St. Patrick as their window display, and it’s fantastic. Fair play to the creator. We would advise all children (small and big) to go and have a look before it disappears, but if you can’t, just click on the photo below to see the detail  (with thanks to Áine for sending this in)