you may be aware the existence of the Aubane Millstreet School transport is at risk of being terminated. As a last ditch effort, could people please check or ask older relatives of the area to check if they have any documentation in relation to the 1974 closure of the old Aubane School or promises made for indefinite commitment for the school bus!
Thanks in anticipation.
Aubane School Bus Group, 087-2285570
Hi I’m just wondering if anybody around Dooneen has seen my little kitty ?
Her name is Bella and she has been missing for two days which is not like her!
I’m worried she’s hurt because she was attacked by a Tomcat last week and was injured.
If people could share this around I’d be really grateful because she’s really loved and missed 💗
My number is 0873914627
A Visa Debit Business Card has recently been found in Duggan’s Hardware Store Yard. Full details from Duggan’s Hardware Store, Millstreet….Telephone 029 – 70039. We thank Anneka for alerting us to the found card. (S.R.)
ELIZABETH (BETTY) O’CONNOR
The Clonbanin Ambush was written by Cork native Bill Cody, also known as Patrick Vaughan contributor to the Corkman and the initial seeds for this play were sown almost 70 years ago through his encounter with an IRA veteran. It examines the circumstances surrounding a famous IRA ambush of the War of Independence where a large party of Volunteers from Cork and Kerry ambushed a party of British army soldiers in 1921 resulting in the death of the decorated British Brigadier-General Hanway Robert Cumming.
Discovered among Bill’s papers were two copybooks of fascinating historical, dramatic and poetic material dealing with the ambush that lay incomplete at the time of Bill’s death. In this time of seismic Irish revolutionary centenaries the play deserves and demands to be finished to do justice not just to the playwright but to the men who fought and died that day at Clonbanin. continue reading…
The second of our special events to celebrate our Irish Culture will be a screening of ‘Mise Éire’. This film is a historic artistic collaboration of George Morrison’s pioneering cinematic work, Seán Ó Riada’s innovative music score, and Gael Linn’s film-making experience. The film uses newsreel and contemporary photographs to tell the story of events surrounding the Easter Rising of 1916. Ó Riada’s inspired musical score brought the images to life and instilled them with emotion. The title track, Mise Éire, instills a tremendous feeling of national pride and is one of the world’s most recognised pieces of Irish music. Those who attend ‘Is Fada Anocht” le Aisteoirí Chúil Aodha on May 19th will be entitled to a €3 discount at the door if they present their ticket from that performance. Fáilte roimh cách! continue reading…
A huge thank you to all who supported my Coffee Day on Monday 2nd May in aid of the Mercy Hospital Cancer Appeal in remembrance of my late husband John. A total of €5,389 was raised for this worthy cause. Thank you to one and all.
A big Thank You to Seanie for covering the event with lovely photographs on millstreet.ie.
Mary Buckley, Rathcoole. continue reading…
Set of keys found in the Tanyard
Contact 029 21799
Detached 3-Bedroom House
Would suit professional people / couple
Long-term letting available.
Louise Lyons of Millstreet – a wonderfully talented Camogie star – has been selected to play at the Half-time Interval of the prestigious Cork v. Tipperary Senior Hurling game in Semple Stadium, Thurles on this coming Sunday, 22nd May 2016. Louise will be wearing the No. 4 jersey and is the only Player chosen from both the Duhallow and Avondhu Divisions. Sincere congratulations to Louise on such a superb achievement and splendid honour. And not to forget that Mark Ellis is likely to be playing in the full back line for the Cork hurlers in the senior game. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Formerly of Rathmore Parish, Our Lady and St. Brendans Parish, Tralee, St. Michael’s College, Listowel and St. Brendan’s College, Killarney in the wonderful care of the matron and staff of Marymount Hospice, Cork. Beloved brother of Nellie Mai (O’Regan) and the late Sonny & Donie. Deeply regretted by his sister, sisters-in-law Anne and Anna, nieces and nephews, John, Isobel, Elizabeth, John, Deirdre, Barry, John and Rosemary and their families, Bishop Ray Browne and the Priests of the Diocese of Kerry, parishioners, relatives and many friends. “May He Rest In Peace”
Reposing at the Church Of The Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney on Thursday evening from 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm. Evening Prayer on Thursday evening at 7.30 pm in the Church Of The Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. Requiem Mass on Friday morning at 10.30am in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, burial afterwards in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery, Killarney.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.
The month of May is moving on with the lovely weather making it live up to it’s name. In spite of a dreadful winter and a late spring the countryside looks a beautiful picture, lush and green and a blaze of colour, with silage making already getting under way.
Our vibrant Turf CoOp are about to head into their 35th year in business. In excess of 120 people have signed up for this season and cutting in Gneeves is expected to begin in the next few days. We wish them fine weather.
The sun shone brightly at the weekend when 43 of our little children from the girls and boys national schools received their first Holy Communion. The Church was packed as parents grandparents, cousins and friends came along to be with them on their Big Day. Next morning they attended the 11.30 Sunday Mass and at the end they all went on to the alter steps and gave a wonderful recital of regilious songs for which they got a rousing applause.
We offer them and their parents our sincere congratulations and God’s Blessing in the future.
To mark this historic 23rd anniversary of the most memorable Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet on Sat. 15th May 1993 we’ve delved into our Museum Archives to recall the many hugely colourful windows throughout the town put in place by two wonderful Artists under the name “Visual Image”. We are also so very grateful to Ken D. Brennan for presenting three most important Folders of the minutes and notes referring to the preparation for the spectacular event in Millstreet which began at 8pm on the night introduced by Fionnuala Sweeney and of course won by Niamh Kavanagh. Do enjoy this brief visit down memory lane! (S.R.) And we continue with some more superbly colourful windows…. continue reading…
We’ve been alerted to two tickets for sale for Bruce Springsteen for Sunday May 29th. If anyone would be interested to leave a message on the website or to text 087 922 5122 if requiring such tickets – the Seller will provide details. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Maureen DORGAN (née Murphy), Rathcoole & Fermoy.
Formerly of Templenoe Fermoy
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home Millstreet Sunday from 7.00pm Rosary at 8.00pm. Reception to Ballyhooly Church on Monday at 7.00pm prayers at 8.00pm. Requiem Mass Tuesday at 2.00pm and burial afterwards at Kilcrumper New Cemetery Fermoy.
Donna Lyons has contacted us to make us aware of a special Afternoon Tea Fundraising Event at Castlemagner Community Centre on this Saturday (14th May) from 12 noon until 3pm at which Michelle Finn whose mother, Mary (nee O’Connor) comes from Millstreet – will be present. Both Michelle Finn and Lizzie Lee who will be competing in the 3,000m Steeple Chase in the Athletics section of the upcoming Rio Olympics – will both be present for the Castlemagner Event on Saturday. This is an opportunity to meet with the two superbly talented Athletes and for Duhallow people especially to show their heartfelt support. For any further details re Saturday’s event one may contact 086 1955 667. (S.R.)
Remote control (on key) for Fiat Punto lost. If found please contact 083 459 8741. Thankfully the item has now been located. (S.R.)
Language and Culture Night
Date: Thursday 12th May 2016
Venue: Millstreet Community School library
The night will be a chance to celebrate the many languages and cultures represented in our school and in the Millstreet area. This night marks the tenth anniversary of the first event of this kind held in the Community School. Admission is free. All are welcome
ARRESTS IN MILLSTREET
During the past week the military visited Millstreet and arrested the following members of the local Sinn Fein organisation—Messrs J. Twomcy, J. Bnckley, J. Riordan, P. Carmody, L.Buckley, and M. Riordan. Accompanying the military were District Inspector Egan, Macroom, and Sergeant Mulcahy, Millstreet, assisted by some members of tho local force.
A Press Association Millstreet , Co. Cork, telegram states—Further arrests were made here yesterday morning in connection with the Sinn Fein movement, but attempts to secure arms and ammunition have been futile. Several persons are evading arrest and have taken to the hills. Three hundred Territorials have arrived.
(Cork Examiner – Thursday May 11th, 1916)
“Radio Treasures” tonight from 9.30pm to 11.00pm…All most welcome….Special features tonight include an uplifting interview with James Wickham and also with four members of the wonderful Mile Twelve Bluegrass Group. We share Seán Murphy’s 50th Birthday Celebrations in Carriganima and we chat about our “Darkness into Light” 5K Walk in Killarney. Tonight’s programme also places focus on the many recent updates of events and happenings in the Millstreet area. We also include our “Fascinating Facts” feature blended with a sprinkling of humour! We even hear about a recent visitor – “Harry the Hedgehog”!! And lots more great music. Feel welcome to text the programme on 086 825 0074 or send a message to the “Seán Radley” Facebook Page. To access just log into www.corkmusicstation.com . Happy Listening! (S.R.) Please note that there will not be any “Radio Treasures” programme for the next fortnight. Next broadcast after tonight’s programme will be on Tuesday, 31st May 2016.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.
It was an action packed weekend here in Millstreet with something for everyone regardless of age.
Starting off with the wonderful marriage of James Cronin, Kilmeedy and Teresa Moylan of Coole on Friday. The ceremony was held at the historic little church of St.Finbarr in Gougane Barra and was followed by the grand reception at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Roscarbery, with brilliant sunshine all the way.
On Saturday May 7th there was an outstanding response to the call for volunteers to join the Darkness to Light 5K walk in Killarney, in aid of Pieta House. A bus-full left the town at 2.30 am. While others travelled by car. By all accounts it was a joyous and an uplifting experience and the light rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of all those who took part.
Saturday night all roads led to the lovely village of Carriganima where the renowned Crystal Swing were appearing. By now we know that no event, very big or very small, is no bother to Carriganima. The lack of a venue to receive the multitudes wasn’t a problem. A luxury marquee was erected plus a band stand and they were ready for the off. Peter Lane of Blackwater Sound Fame was the curtain raiser and the famous Mother, Son and Daughter band took over at ten. Thanks to every safety precaution being taken, the event went off without a hitch.
I bet a lot of you do not know that it was LTV2 that put Crystal Swing on TV for the first time. They were “discovered” by our camera men at a launch in Midleton some years ago, they put them on our screen and the rest is history.