Job Application at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet

Are you motivated, enthusiastic and work well as part of a team? Full Time Fresh Food Position available O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet. Apply online @ 392-millstreet-store or drop a CV in-store FAO HR Manager.

Leader of Fianna Fáil, Mícheál Martin, T.D. on “Radio Treasures” Tonight Rebroadcast of Interview…Also John Linehan’s Winning Commentary

Leader of Fianna Fáil, Mícheál Martin, T.D. visited Millstreet on Wednesday, 18th July 2018.   He was given a royal welcome as he began his tour at Coleman’s, dining at Café Aroma and continuing through the town arriving at Millstreet Town Park where the annual Cul Camp was in progress.  He then visited the Carnegie Hall which included a period at Millstreet Museum where he very kindly gave an audio interview which will be rebroadcasted tonight at 10:00 on Cork Music Station on our weekly programme “Radio Treasures” which begins at 9:30 and ends at 11:00pm.   The F.F. Leader was accompanied by Michael Moynihan, T.D. and members of the Millstreet F.F. Cumann.   Here we share some 40 images from the special visit.  Feel welcome to message our live broadcast on the Sean Radley Facebook Page or text 086 825 0074.   And tonight also we listen to John Linehan’s  superb Winning Commentary regarding the purchasing of ice creams for the Family (pictured below). Happy  Listening.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mícheál Martin in Millstreet at The Square
The Linehan Family thrilled having won such a magnificent prize through John’s very witty and funny Commentary.
Mícheál Martin at Minor Row
Mícheál Martin at Café Aroma
Mícheál Martin in Minor Row
Mícheál Martin at Millstreet Museum
Mícheál Martin recording an interview at Carnegie Hall
Mícheál Martin at The Square, Millstreet
Visiting the annual Cul Camp at Millstreet Town Park

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Smart Store Cooking at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet

We thank Mary Louise Ward for the following interesting information regarding Smart Store Cooking.  (S.R.)

Change habits to save money and reduce food waste

Did you know that food waste costs Irish households a whopping €700 each year. A few simple changes to habits could help reduce food waste, saving time and allowing you spend your precious pennies more wisely. To help make some smarter choices, you will find lots of tips and advice in-store at O’Keeffe’s SuperValu as well as on-line from Smart Store Cooking’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. Enjoy cooking some delicious healthy recipes from the Smart Store Cooking recipe book which is currently on sale at O’Keeffe’s SuperValu at a special promotional price of €5.00. Easy recipes, using ‘Smart’ ingredients (all indicated in-store as “I’m a Smart Ingredient”), ensure you cook more efficiently with less food waste. Chat with Mary Louise & her team during their visits to O’Keeffes, sample something tasty from the cookbook and discover how you can improve your planning, shopping and cooking habits. Don’t forget to pick up some FREE recipe cards when visiting O’Keeffe’s SuperValu.


Special Sacred Space for Papal Visit 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet

A magnificent Sacred Space has been created at St. Patrick’s Church to especially mark the upcoming Papal Visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.   Coordinated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane the wonderful feature is further enhanced by the work of Millstreet Men’s Shed (crafting the very beautiful tree), the photography of Fr. James McSweeney (superb image of the Cross on Clara Mountain) and the splendid art design of Declan Crowley of Milltech.  The overall theme is World Meeting of Families 21 – 26 August 2018. Here we share a selection of images illustrating the Sacred Space and also showing further Papal features within the Sanctuary.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Special Sacred Space for Papal Visit 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet”

Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes – Church Gate Collection This Weekend

There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet this weekend18th/19th August 2018 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes.   This highly regarded facility treats Girls who experience addiction problems including substance and alcohol dependency.   Your support would be greatly appreciated.

— see Cuan Mhuire on facebook

Minor Hurling Championship Final



7:30pm on Monday August 13th

in Ballyclough

North Cork Minor Champions, Picking up the  inaugural Denis Carroll Memorial Cup !!!  Congrats to all 🏆 🏆 🏆

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Millstreet v Kinsale – Intermediate Championship

Round 3

MILLSTREET 2-9 KINSALE 0-8 (result)
3pm Sunday 12th August
in Carrigadrohid

Well done to everyone involved. Meeting Kilnamatra or Glanworth in the quarter-final.

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Ballydehob and Mayo Themes on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening at 7 on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s feature on C103 at 7pm.  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene looks into the life and times of one of Ireland’s last street singers. Gail McMenamen talks about her brother Basil Morahan who was known throughout the country as ‘Dan the Street Singer’. A schoolteacher by trade, Basil’s attempts to keep the street singing tradition alive often embarrassed his family by dressing as a tramp. But the multi-talented Mayo man was in constant demand to sing and play in all parts of the country.     And….

In Ballydehob we reminisce on two local
sisters who ran a famous hostelry in the village, where everybody regardless of social standing was treated the same. Nell and Julia Levis are still fondly remembered by all who knew them. [read more …] “Ballydehob and Mayo Themes on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening at 7 on C103″

Millstreet Parish Credit Union Magnificent 50th Anniversary Celebrations on Friday Evening

Friday, 10th August 2018 marked the historic 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Millstreet Parish Credit Union.   The magnificent occasion began with the celebration of Mass by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with the participation of many Credit Union Committee Members in the special liturgy enhanced by Millstreet Parish Choir.   Dermot Kiely with Ted Kiely then unveiled a very impressive plaque at the Credit Union H.Q. in The Square.   Then followed a most enjoyable evening of refreshments, speeches, a special Draw and lots of memories evoked in the Wallis Arms Hotel.   We extend sincere congratulations to All who have given so generously of their time, talents and dedication over the past decades where friendliness, support and sound advice have been hallmarks of our very own Millstreet Parish Credit Union.   Every success in the years ahead and long may the spirit of Nora Herlihy continue in true evidence.  Here we share images from the wonderful occasion on Friday night.  (And some more pictures to follow later.) Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Coinciding with the exact moment of unveiling by Dermot Kiely – Donal Cashman superbly guided his hang-glider into Millstreet Town Park!

Members of the Staff of Millstreet Parish Credit Union – From left:  Bridget Fitzgerald (Manager), Catherine Daly, Mary Crowley and Bernadette Goulding.

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Parish Newsletter – 12th August 2018

NinetEENTH Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12th August, 2018
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
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:

RECENT DEATHS: Paudie O’Keeffe, Cullen.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Kathleen Kerwick, Boston & Lackabawn
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Abbey & William O’Regan, Ballydaly & their daughter Catherine
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Hugh & Mary O’Keeffe, Glountane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. John & Margaret O’Shea, Killowen

ANNIVERSARIES:: Connie Kelleher, Lackabawn; Dermot Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; John D. Murphy, Inchileagh; Jeremiah, Margaret & Mary Dennehy, Mountleader; Mary Todd, Canon O’Donovan Centre; Kate O’Driscoll, The Square; Mary Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Rita Hickey, West End.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 12th August 2018”

Fáilte Roimh ár bPríomhoide Nua

“Fáilte roimh ár bPríomhoide Nua, Pól Ó Síodhcháin. We extend a warm welcome to our new Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin. Having been Deputy Principal at Coláiste Daibhéid in Cork for the last five years, Mr. Ó Síodhcháin is looking forward to joining the team here in Millstreet. Best of luck, a Mháistir!” – from the NEW Millstreet Community School twitter account

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Munster Senior Hurling Championship in Millstreet

Cork Hurling History today remembers: “on this day in 1903 Cork and Kerry met in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semifinal, was played at the Sports Field in Millstreet. This was the first meeting of the counties since the 1892 Championship. The newspaper reports of the day did not provide much details of the scorers, but Cork opened with 2 points before striking for their first major and then rattled off 6 unanswered points before Kerry got their first point of the game. The halftime score line was Cork 1-08 to 0-01 for Kerry. The second half saw Cork open the scoring with their second goal and went on to seal a comfortable victory on a final score of Cork 2-11 to 0-03 for Kerry. This match was played in conjunction with the delayed 1902 Munster Senior Hurling Championship and Cork advanced to a Munster Final meeting with Limerick.”

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Millstreet Community School Debs 2018

The exquisite style of the young people was clearly in evidence on Thursday evening (9th August) as preparations for the Debs Event 2018 got underway at West End, Millstreet.   Two buses transported the very happy groups to the superb occasion in Limerick.  Here we share the first of our features illustrating the magnificent colour of the annual event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Community School Debs 2018”

Finding Garrett Cotter: the story behind the man whose name’s on the dam

For nearly 200 years, a brave young rebel from Millstreet, convicted and transported to Australia for firing on the His Majesty’s troops, has been the heroic name behind the river, the valley, the gap and dam that supplies potable water to Canberra. Below is a brief overview of his life:

Garrett Cotter was born in 1802 to peasant farmers, north of Millstreet in County Cork. British penal laws had denied Catholic families like Cotter’s not just the vote, but any education, land and major assets as well. They were consigned to penury and effective servitude.

This was a society, fumed reforming Edmund Burke in the House of Commons, “as well fitted for the oppression, impoverishment and degradation of the people, and the debasement of human nature itself, as ever proceeded from the perverted ingenuity of man”.

[read more …] “Finding Garrett Cotter: the story behind the man whose name’s on the dam”

Wonderfully Generous Response to Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website Church Gate Collection 2018

Sincere thanks to all who so very kindly contributed to last weekend’s church gate collection 2018 for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website which amounted to €2,302.17 (plus €25.00 cheque from Tralee this morning). Such generous support is greatly appreciated.  This uplifting amount was made up from the contributions at Millstreet church gate collection of €2,082.17 plus very kind donations presented from abroad and also from local people who delivered such donations before and after our annual church gate collection of €220.00.   This money will very much assist us in the continuation of running our Museum (insurance, heating, lighting and developments) and our Website (server and domain costs).   Having Myra Sheehan assisting in our Museum under a Government Scheme has meant such a lot and we only so wish such a hugely valuable Scheme could be extended.   We’re sincerely thankful to our Website Team (pictured below) who give of their talents and time entirely on a spontaneous manner to help maintain one of the most highly regarded community websites in Ireland.  We renew our appeal to our Website Visitors national and international who may wish to support our work anytime during the year.   For this purpose we’ve set up a Bank of Ireland facility where one can contribute if one wishes at any time. We have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are: IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.:  BOFIIE2D. We are most grateful to the many people who have very kindly used this method of support over the past year. It gives a real opportunity especially to those living abroad to assist us in our efforts to continue the services of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website.  We now share a selection of images from last weekend’s church gate collection.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Members of our website team – Hannelie, Seán and Michael.

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Tessie Celebrates her Hundredth Birthday

Tessie Kelleher,  Cullen, celebrated her hundred years young birthday last night at the Sandpit House Pub Dromtariffe at the Irish Trad Night with her family and friends where she comes without fail too once a month! Although Tessie’s birthday isn’t until this coming Friday, she will be waiting for the cheque from the president of Ireland! She still ran rings around us all and enjoyed the music, dancing, cake, finger food and laughter in her honour! There is another party planned for Saturday in Cullen for family, Have an amazing time Tess! Your an inspiration to us All!! – article thanks to Tom

more photos below… [read more …] “Tessie Celebrates her Hundredth Birthday”

Nunnery Road

Searching through the Griffith’s Evaluations for Millstreet (from about 1850), it was intriguing to see a reference to a Nunnery Road in Millstreet which I had not seen before. Has anyone heard of Nunnery Road before, and do they know where it refers to? [1]
update: we think we may have solved it – see below for details

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