We thank Julia Lynch of Killarney (formerly of Kippagh, Millstreet) for very kindly sharing this historic photo which was sent to her by Billy Corkery, London. We would welcome information in relation to what the occasion was and also regarding to the unidentified names. We share what we already know. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
UPDATE: We are delighted to discover full details regarding this wonderful image and we extend sincere thanks to the person who has made contact with us and has provided the extra information. The identity of all the gentlemen is now confirmed and the photograph was taken when on an Excursion to Ballybunion in the mid-1960s by Members of the Millstreet Branch of Macra na Feirme. (S.R.)
Road-signs for a charity truck event taking place on Sunday 31st October in the Green Glens Arena, were erected around the locality during the week. One of these signs has gone missing! It was placed at the Millstreet Junction by the Sandpit Bar on Tuesday evening and had been removed by 5pm Wednesday. We contacted the County Council and they had not removed the sign. We would appreciate if anyone with information could contact 087 2030518 or better again, if whoever has removed it, would be kind enough to return it. It is after all, a charity event for two sick little girls.
Looking for a house in Millstreet or Rathmore area to rent? The house in Ballydaly is taken.
Contact 083 093 5347
Five year old neutered male cat called Rebel is looking for a new home through no fault of his own. He is adored but owner circumstances have changed. Ideally Rebel needs a indoor and outdoor life with no dogs, at least where the dogs pay him no attention. He is a sweet gentle cat who loves his cuddles. His owner is heartbroken and would love to find him a new home.
Munster Drone Services in Millstreet are currently raising funds for Cork Penny Dinners this Christmas. We are selling raffle tickets at €10 each with the winner receiving a brand new DJI FPV Combo drone worth €1399 and all proceeds are going to Cork Penny Dinners. Tickets can be purchased through our website, over the phone on 029-62100 or in store at The Old Creamery. The link: https://munsterdroneservices.com/product/win-a-dji-fpv-combo-in-aid-of-cork-penny-dinners/
The death has occurred of Nora O’Connell, Mayfield, Cork / Millstreet, Co. Cork.
O’CONNELL (Mayfield and late of Dernagree, Millstreet, Co.Cork): On October 18th, 2021, peacefully, in the wonderful care of the staff at the Mercy University Hospital NORA devoted mum to Deirdre, daughter of the late Hanna and Patrick, dear sister of Micko, Danjo, Kathy, Margaret, Mary and the late Ann.
Sadly missed by her heart-broken daughter, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and her large circle of friends.
Reposing at the Mayfield Funeral Home, Old Youghal Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd: on Thursday (October 21st) from 4.00pm to 5.00pm for family and close friends only.
Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Friday (October 22nd) in the Church of Our Lady Crowned, Mayfield. which can also be viewed on
Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet, Co. Cork.
(All those attending church services are asked to please respect social distancing guidelines)
“May she rest in peace”
Condolence Link HERE.
On October 19th 2021, peacefully, passed in the presence of his loving family and in the excellent care of CUH. Predeceased by his sister Thresa & Anne, brothers in law John and William. Sadly missed by his heartbroken wife Mary, son Pádraig, daughter Denise (Buckley), Pádraig’s partner Michelle and son in law John D, adored grandchildren Aoise, Molly and Dan, brother Billy, sisters Margaret and Lottie, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, kind neighbours and large circle of friends.
Reposing at The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen, this Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm.
Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday in The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen, at 3.30pm, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, in lieu, to Cancer Research Cork University Hospital. Messages of sympathy may be left on the condolence link HERE.
Funeral Mass can be viewed on https://www.mycondolences.ie
(Please Note: As the above direct link does not appear to work – to access the Online Broadcast of the Funeral Mass it is necessary to type in the above direct link in the address bar and then press “Return”. When this is done access is then available.)
“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 19th Oct. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time). Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook. Happy Listening! (S.R.) We chat about a variety of topics and we listen to the very best songs and music and sharesome entertaining quotes! We remember our Faithful Departed….especially Kay Burgess and Maurice O’Connor. We listen to the wonderful voice of Nelson Eddie …. and there’s more…much more and we chat about the images below accessed from our Museum Pictorial Archive.
Carraward Heights, Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick & Murphy’s Tce, Millstreet, Co. Cork.
On September 9th 2021, died peacefully in the presence of her loving family at Cork University Hospital.
Dearly loved mother to Dermot, David, Alan, Elaine & Karina & their father Mossie, sister Ann Cullinane (Millstreet), grandchildren, aunts Pauline O’Sullivan (Rathcoole) & Sheila Green (England), daughters-in-law Mary & Nora, sons-in-law Elliott & Mícheál … & Karina’s partner Mark, nieces, nephews, sister-in law, brothers-in-law, relatives, friends, and neighbours.
Reunited with her loving parents Flor & Tessie.
Forever in our hearts
Arriving at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet for prayers & burial of ashes on Saturday 6th November, 2021 @ 2.30pm.
All those attending are asked to please adhere to current Government Covid19 guidelines
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure,
You are beyond words & missed beyond measure.
The unexpected death has occurred on October 15th of Noel Cooney Kilburn, London and Curraraigue, Rathcoole. Predeceased by his wife kitty and sadly missed by his mother Kate, children Catherine, Helena, Caroline, Michael and Sinead, sons in law David and Bruno,grandchildren great grandchildren, brothers Alfie, Donie ,Jerry, Tony sisters Breda, Rhine, Martina and Kathleen, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
May he rest in peace.
Funeral arrangements later. Messages of sympathy may be left on the condolence link HERE.
Sometimes it’s good for us to be held back ,restrained for a while,it lets us appreciate what a wonderful thing freedom is ,and that when we have it, to put it to good use. Now that there is an easing of restrictions in the Covid situation ,the whole world seems to be rearing to go. At the moment the weather itself is playing it’s part .We have only to open our Millstreet Website and see accounts of the outdoor events which have been happening around us. Things for young and old to enjoy ,and people there to see that it happens. Soft balmy days ,and nights which often give us heavy rain to keep our streams and wells supplied with the mysterious fluid which we cannot do without. In former years I can remember dry periods which left the farmer concerned about his crops . Local streams and wells would run dry and cattle could be heard for miles around , lowing for water. Some districts were more affected than others ,hilly fields would turn brown and the untarred roads would become dusty. In such times the unwelcome task of drawing water to cattle and for other farmyard uses, became nessessary. Churns which were used only for milk, doubled as tanks, loaded on the horse cart and taken to the nearest sourse of uische. If a person was lucky enough to have help, it made the job reasonably easy, using two buckets ,with one on board taking the full buckets and the other drawing. But for one alone ,not so easy, because when trying to reach up and get the bucket emptied into the tank, it was hard not to get all wet from splashes and near misses. But it had to be done and many trips a day made for as long as the dry weather continued. Where tillage fields were affected, those who were fortunate enough to have a stream which outlived the drought, they adopted the system of irrigation. Using the horse and plough they opened a rut or sod all along the top of the drills ,and turned the water into it ,and at several places along the way they made openings for the water to run downhill along the drills, and kept the precious crops of potatoes, or turnips or cabbage etc alive and flourishing until the Good Lord sent rain again. [read more …] “Eily’s Report 19th Oct. 2021”
On a day (Sunday, 17th Oct. 2021) when we got to hear the magnificent sound of Millstreet Pipe Band for the very first time since COVID-19 Lockdown we witnessed inspiring enthusiasm from the many young Players participating in the various games. Great credit is due to the dedicated Coordinators. Here we share images from the wonderfully happy sporting occasion when we recalled the memory of Connie Kelleher, Tommy and Alan O’Connor, Connie Hickey & other late marvellous GAA Stalwarts. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Community Council is encouraging all Local Business Premises to display the Millstreet Flag this week in support of the Millstreet Hurling Team that will be playing Dromtariffe on Sunday, 24th Oct. 2021 in Banteer in the Duhallow Junior Hurling Final. It was in 1963 that success for Millstreet in such a GAA Competition was last achieved. (S.R.)
On behalf of the Millstreet Website Team we wish to extend our sincere sympathy and prayers to Hannelie, to Shane, to Alan and the members of the extended O’Connor Family on the very sad departure of Maurice to his Eternal Heavenly Reward. R.I.P.. It was Hannelie supported by her beloved husband, Maurice who first established the Millstreet Website providing such a magnificent means of local and global communication. Millstreet will forever be hugely grateful for this superb initiative decades ago. As the years progressed the Website Team grew in numbers and in confidence. Maurice – forever the True Gentleman – always so wonderfully friendly with such a great smile, supportive, caring, welcoming, a splendid sense of humour and possessing an inspiring strong Faith. In the world of Sport, Maurice did Trojan work in the promotion of Millstreet Athletic Club oftentimes so spontaneously giving of his time and talents in the preparation, the running and the aftermath of many a great sporting event. Maurice was supremely supportive of Hannelie’s great enthusiasm as a very keen Cyclist. He has very clearly enriched the lives of All. We all feel so very privileged for having known such a True Friend whose magnificent spirit, kindness and happiness brought joy to everyone. As an inspiring Happy Couple Millstreet is truly blessed that Hannelie and Maurice decided many years ago to establish their home in Ireland – in beautiful Dooneen West. God rest the gentle Soul of Maurice. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Maurice O’Connor, Dooneen West, Millstreet, Co. Cork
On 17th October 2021, Maurice passed away in the presence of his loving family and in the excellent care of the staff at CUH, predeceased by his sister Joan, niece Catherine. Sadly missed by his wife Hannah, son Shane, grandson Aran, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
“May he rest in peace”
Requiem Mass on Wednesday in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 12 noon followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Funeral Mass may be viewed on http://www.churchservices.tv/millstreet. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Cork University Hospital Charity. Messages of sympathy may be left on the condolence link HERE.
We thank Karen Stanley (one of the dedicated Organisers) for sharing images of the prizegiving at Sunday’s very successful sporting event (17th Oct. 2021) in Millstreet Town Park. Tomorrow we shall publish a feature on the various participating Teams and the first appearance of Millstreet Pipe Band since before COVID-19 Lockdown. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Millstreet Juvenile GAA Event on Sunday”
Millstreet Vintage Club and CART Carriganima wish to Thank Everyone for the Fantastic Support Today out there on what was there Biggest Ever Tractor Run to date,the Weather was superb with Crisp Autumn Sunshine greeting the 104 Tractors that took to the Road and conveyed through what was a lovely Scenic Route which wound its way back to the finish at The Pub in Carriganima where some Refreshments and a Fantastic BBQ were enjoyed by all,Event Clerk of the Course Danny Lane would like to thank all the Hardworking Marshals for keeping the Event Run so Smoothly,to Seanie Kelleher and Noel Kelleher on Bike Marshal Duty,also Thanks to Mick Duggan and his Co-Pilot Willie Fitzgerald for leading the Tractors out on the Road and keeping the Run progress so smoothly,to the Crew at Sign On many thanks for a great job,to Christy Ring Tractor Garage thanks for the continued support,to Dolly Ring and to Sean and Matt and Crew at The Pub in Carriganima for the Catering and Hospitality,to Peter Lane for keeping us all Entertained on Return to The Pub in Carriganima and to the Media and Photographers for covering the Event thanks very much for your help and again many thanks from CART Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club for the great turn out and Support from the Public on the day,it is very much appreciated.
More Photos Here by Shane McCarthy
More Photos Here by Matthew Twomey
And some Video Coverage here taken by Jerry O’Riordan
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 17th Oct. 2021 at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday 17th Oct.
In October of 1966, NFA President Rickard Deasy staked his reputation and the reputation of his association on the pivotal farmers protest march from Bantry to Dublin.
Low incomes, an unfair taxation system, rates and the refusal of Government to either meet with or recognise their association, led to the association President leading sixteen West Cork farmers out of Bantry on a 217 mile walk to the gates of Dáil Éireann.
In the concluding programme on Where the road takes me, John Greene meets three of the surviving sixteen.
We also look at the commodity strike of January 1967, which resulted in the jailing of 19 farmers and the confiscation of their machinery. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″
We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 17th Oct. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm. This is our 42nd Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety. All our usual features on today’s Show….And we also include songs by Davy Ryan plus music by the Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant and more. And we feature some wonderful Classical Favourites. Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074. Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page. And we chat about the images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) Very special welcome to DJ Supreme, Barry O’Halloran who is presenting his new Sunday morning Show “Beautiful Sunday” from 10.30am to 12.30pm when Barry then hands over to “Lunchtime Favourites”.
The death has occurred of Kathleen Harte (née Hartnett), Inniscarra and Millstreet, Co. Cork.
Harte (Inniscarra and formerly of the Bridge, Millstreet) On October 14th 2021, peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family, Kathleen (nee Hartnett) beloved wife of Liam and adored mother of Michael, Ben, Liam (Jnr) and Críona, fond grandmother of Katie, Annie, and Emma and sister of Eleanor, Vincent and the late Noel, Breda and Connie. Sadly missed by her loving husband and family, daughters-in-law Becky and Yvonne, grandchildren, sister, brother, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Rest in peace
Kathleen’s Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday 16th at 10.30am in St. Senan’s Church, Cloghroe followed by burial in St. Senan’s Cemetery, Tower. Kathleen’s Mass will be live streamed on https://www.churchservices.tv/stsenans. (In keeping with current guidelines, church capacity 50%) Condolence can be left on the link HERE. House private please.