Well its been a long week with a Hurricane and a Storm just gone by which we hope everybody got through Safely and without any Difficulty,and as a Result it is only now that the Millstreet Vintage Club have got around to thanking Everybody who both attended,took part and helped in any way with our Third and most Successful Model Toy Show to date held in Dromtariffe Hall last Sunday,a Record Crowd came to see the Show on the day which was enjoyed by Everybody that attended,there were fantastic Displays on Show from Exhibitors who came from both near and far and once again Event Organisers Donie Lucey, Johnny Flynn and all at Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody for there support and look forward to seeing ye all again Next Year. You can check out some great Photos here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… captured by Matthew Twomeyy and more Photos by Tom Corbett at https://www.facebook.com/521710134582660/photos/…
Final reminder for return of Aubane Community Alert renewal forms and fee to be submitted by no later than Tuesday Oct 31st to either John F. Kelleher, Secretary, Bernard Crowley, Chairman or Any Member of the Aubane Community Alert Group.
In the interest of safety regarding the upcoming Storm Brian the scheduled meeting of Millstreet Gramophone Circle tonight has been deferred to Friday, 17th Nov. at 8:15pm when Con Kelleher of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet will present a much anticipated programme on that occasion. (S.R.)
Hello, My brother and I are researching our grandfather Patrick O’Sullivan who was married to Hannah Lane in Millstreet in December 1905.
… His father was a car driver and I know my father Joe (who was apprenticed to Denis Healy of Millstreet as a carpenter in 1929) told me his grandfather (Patrick’s father) drove a jaunting car and was killed in a thunderstorm…
I am coming over from England to visit my brother Joe who lives near Schull at the end of October and we plan on visiting Millstreet during my stay. Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.
Former Ireland Rugby International to open 35th National Dairy Show
With the 35th National Dairy Show just around the corner we all eagerly await Ireland’s largest indoor agricultural show which takes place in Millstreet annually in October.
This year former Ireland rugby international Mike Ross will perform the honours when he officially opens the Show which promises something for everyone in the farming community. Mike, the son of Frank and Patti Ross, is a graduate of dairy farming having grown up on the home farm near Ballyhooly in North Cork where he still inspects the progress of the Convamore Herd when he gets a chance on his visits home. Mike’s early rugby career started with Fermoy underage, the club that his father Frank played with distinction for many years. From there he progressed through the UCC ranks before joining Cork Con and then onto a professional contract in England with Harlequins until 2009 when he returned to Leinster where he played for 7 very successful seasons. After 61 Irish caps and two Six Nation Championships Mike retried from professional rugby in 2017, where he has certainly earned the title as one of the greatest scrummagers that Ireland has ever produced. Mike has also generously signed one of the new Irish jerseys, which only officially go on sale at the end of this year and together with a signed ruby ball and a hamper of goods, all will be up for grabs as door prizes on the day of the Show.
Today Show Chef David Rice to Host Cookery Demonstrations at the National Dairy Show
TV Chef, David Rice will host a cooking demonstrations focusing on recipes that promote the best of Irish beef and dairy at this year’s National Dairy Show taking place on Saturday 21st October in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.
With several accolades to his name including “Best Chef”, David is a welcome addition to this annual event and we are delighted that David has come on board to share his culinary expertise. With over 15 years of experience working in a variety of prestigious kitchens including Roly’s Bistro in Ballsbridge, Gordon Ramsay’s Claridges, River Café and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Cornwall, David is now the Executive Chef at Ballinacurra House Kinsale and co-founder of the Kinsale Gourmet Academy. Before joining Ballinacurra House in 2013, David spent 2 years working as head tutor at Dublin’s premier cookery school, Cooks Academy and prior to this worked as a senior chef at Dublin’s Michelin star restaurant.
Apologies but due to a bereavement tonight’s Millstreet Tidy Town Awards Ceremony is being cancelled. We are rescheduling for Wednesday the 1st of November. I will email you again closer to the time to remind you again. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. – Millstreet Tidy Town Association
The death has occurred of Peter ‘Paul’ FITZGERALD, Banteer, USA, Millstreet, Cork. Peter ‘Paul’ (retired USAF), peacefully on Tuesday 17th October 2017 surrounded by his loving family, in the comforting care of the staff at Araglen Nursing Home, in his 91st year. Predeceased by his first wife Mary (Boyle) and son Paul, brother of the late Teddy, Bill, Peggy (O Mahony) and Bridie (Mc Auliffe). Sadly missed by his second wife Sheila (Kelleher), daughters Ann McConnell, Pat Randles and Meg, brother Patrick (USA), sister Mary Lehane (USA), sister-in-law Peggy Flynn, Joan McAuliffe, Bridie Boyle and Ann Fitzgerald, sons-in-law Bob and John, grandchildern John Paul, Patrick, Mary and Katie and great grandson Joe, nieces and nephews, extended family relatives and his many friends. Reposing at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet on Thursday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to St Patricks Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am and burial afterwards to St Marys Cemetery Millstreet. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to ‘The Alzheimers Society’.
Unfortunately St. Nicholas’ Church in Kilcorney lost part of its roof yesterday during Storm Ophelia, but thankfully no-one was hurt. Today, Pat Sheehan from Kilcorney NS Board of Management was interviewed on RTE Radio 1 by Evelyn O’Rourke about what happened, and what will happen. Listen to the interview from 2:25 in the RTE Podcast below:
At the recent fundraising Dance in the Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk, superb singer Norah Hickey (pictured below) was among the many talented artists who sang at the event which was in aid of Kanturk and Millstreet Hospitals. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my report.
Its October 17th the day after the biggest shut-down that this country has ever known, and relative calm has been restored. Buíochas le Dia. It was pretty scary in the days beforehand, as we watched it being displayed on our screens, with a huge swirling red alert approaching us .
Its early in the day yet but I think all things considered, that we came out lightly, given the picture that we had in mind. Goodness knows the authorities at every level, did a great job in warning us of what may be in store, and with everything closed down it brought traffic to a halt, which was a great help in keeping people safe. And the minute by minute coverage by the media was invaluable.
Trees down everywhere, part of the roof gone from Kilcorney Church, trampolines disappearing, electricity outages in and around town, and some more damage from Ophelia. Here’s just a sample: trees blocking the Glebe, and more … Hopefully everyone is okay though.
Wordsworth is closed
Bank of Ireland is closed 
Millstreet Parish Credit Union is closed
Dairygold is closed
All the schools / preschools are closed
Non essential HSE appointments are cancelled
Open: Supervalu O’Keeffe’s Millstreet is currently open and we will see how the days goes as to whether we will close or not. There will be no home deliveries today as a result of the inclement weather. Stay Safe #Opehilia
Most places SHOULD be closed today, there’s no good reason to be out in this. At 9am there are several trees already down.
We don’t know how much longer we’ll have internet connection, so we may go blank at some stage 🙁
It has been eerily calm all day. The animals and birds have hardly uttered a sound, like they know something is coming. Ophelia is nearly upon us, and tomorrow morning we’ll wake to the rising storm, possibly the strongest to hit us in over 50 years. If you haven’t tied everything loose down by now, it is probably too late. Above all stay safe and don’t do anything stupid like going out in it or driving. Things can be replaced, people can’t. In town, people have been asking what time the storm will be, well the answer is most of the daylight hours, the worst at lunchtime … below is the best current estimate for tomorrow. The best to everyone. Bíonn grásta Dé idir an diallait agus an talamh. 🙏
Due to the STATUS RED Weather Warning for Ex Hurricane Ophelia, all schools and colleges in the country will to remain closed tomorrow, as confirmed by the Department of Education confirms. More details on Independent.ie
(thanks to the Boys National School, and Presentation National School for letting us know regardless)
A table quiz to raise money for CUH will be held in the Bush Bar, Millstreet on Friday 20th of October kicking off at 9pm. 😄 Teams of 4, €10 per person. Great night expected. Hope to see you all there. Raffle on the night. 🎉Thank you all for your support. 😄
We thank John Greene for the following advance information re this evening’s C103 programme at 7pm. (S.R.)
There is no doubt but that Tom Crean from Annascaul in County Kerry was an unsung hero of the heroic age of Polar Exploration. He joined Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton on three of the four great British expeditions to the Antarctic. His landing of the James Caird lifeboat on South Georgia in May of 1916, having navigated 800 nautical miles through icy winds and mountainous seas in the Antarctic, is still regarded as one of the greatest feats of seamanship ever. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me”
The death has occurred on Sunday 15th October 2017 of Brendan O’CONNOR, Killarney, Kerry, and formerly of Umeraboy, Cullen, Co Cork. Beloved husband of the late Anne and loving father of Eugene, John, Donal and Padraig. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by his family, daughters-in-law Adelle, Nicola, Breffni and Linda, his grandchildren Eoghan, Darragh, Lydia, Christopher, Holly, Ted and Ali, brother Padraig, sister Sr Aquin (Mary) USA, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Predeceased by his brothers Fr Donal, Benny, Fr Christy and his sister Sr Rosalie. “May He Rest In Peace”. Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Tuesday evening from 7.15 pm to 8.45 pm. Removal at 8.45 pm to St Mary’s Cathedral. Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning at 12 noon, burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney. Family flowers only please.