“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this evening’s programme – Sun. 17th Nov. 2019 from 7 to 8pm.  (S.R.)

A regular contributor to Where the road takes me, Bantry based GP Dr. Denis Cotter passed away on Sunday November 3rd last.

This week on the programme, John Greene chooses excerpts from the many editions he contributed to over the past seven years.

The end result is a look at the life and times of a man whose family can be traced back to 1839 in Bantry.

Coming from a well known bakery family in the town, Dr. Cotter graduated from medical college as a GP, later setting up a practice in Newtown.

In between, Denis played rugby for club and Munster, at a time when playing or attending foreign games resulted in a mandatory ban.

Playing Gaelic Football with Bantry Blues, he later became team doctor and trained the senior team to two County Senior football titles in 1995 and again in 1998. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening”

Supporting Millstreet Christmas Lights 2019

The wonderfully dedicated Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee are holding their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend.  Generous support not only helps to maintain the uplifting festive town decorations but also allows the purchase of even more superbly impressive light features.   It’s also truly encouraging that people from abroad such as Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky post their generous and much appreciated donation from abroad to support such an important local activity.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee Members – from left – Niamh, Katherine and Noreen.

[read more …] “Supporting Millstreet Christmas Lights 2019”

Remembering John “Sing” O’Sullivan

Motivated by the enormous interest in Poet Francis Duggan’s superb poem “John Sing Used to Say” we delved into our Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives to discover these three images of the late John “Sing”recorded in Millstreet…and John features in many more images also.    Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John brightening up Millstreet while Shane Browne assumed the health and safety role!
Musicians supreme – John with Mícheál Gleeson.
John with “Rooter” the dog – passing the well known Richard Barrett’s Drapery Shop.

Parish Newsletter – 17th November, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Thirthy Third Sunday in Ordinary Time –17th November, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
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:

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Peg, Paddy & the deceased members of the Coleman Family, Minor Row.
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Lily & Dan Guerin, The Shop, Ballydaly           Cullen      10.15 a.m.                                       Maura & the deceased members of the Cronin Family, Knockduff.
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Denis Sheehan, Kanturk

ANNIVERSARIES:                            Tommy O’Connor, Minor Row; Sheila Kelleher, The Laurels;  Peg Dunne, Murphy’s Terrace; Julia Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Daithi Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace; Hannah Mary Riordan, Main Street; Cormac Dineen, Mill Road; Brenda Kirke, West End; Paddy Kelleher, Station Road; Hannah Tarrant, Liscreagh;  Mary Murphy, Inchileagh;  Pat & Breda Broderick, Clara Road; Willie Cronin, Knocknakilla; Dan & Ellen Harrington, Knocknakilla; Pat Burke, Knocknakilla; Mick “Hugh” O’Connor, Mologhroe; The Deceased members of the O’Leary Family, Mologhroe;  Dan & Mary Buckley, Scartaglin; Gene Sheehan, Dublin; Peter O’Riordan, Donoughmore; Vera & Noel Moylan, Shannon.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 17th November, 2019”

John Sing Used To Say

John Sing used to say that Clara Mountain would outlive the Seasons of time
That it was a very ancient landmark when Fionn mac Cumhaill was in his prime
Sing was such a marvellous character in mood one i never see down
Will there ever again be one like him in Duhallow’s old Millstreet Town?

John Sing used to say Millstreet is in the Diocese of Kerry and we live in the County of Cork
And that many he grew up with migrated to big Cities like London and New York
And though we may feel quite important on the map of the World we are small
Not many beyond the shores of Hibernia would have heard of Millstreet at all [read more …] “John Sing Used To Say”

Millstreet Christmas Lights

This weekend the Millstreet Christmas Lights will have a church gate collection outside Millstreet Church for 6:30pm mass on Saturday and 11:30am mass on Sunday, as well as 9:00am mass in Ballydaly Sunday morning.  All money collected goes towards the lighting fund and upkeep of decorations. All support is greatly appreciated. 👏🏼 [f]

Duhallow Business Awards 2019

Congratulations to the Noel C. Duggans (Best Family Run Business, and Best Business 2019),  Canon O’Donvan Day Centre (Best Social Enterprise),  and Nicole Ryan (Best Start-up Business), all of whom  who came away with awards from last night’s IRD Duhallow Business Awards. A mention also to the wonderful Capabu Foods, who were finalists in the Best Female Entrepreneur section.

[read more …] “Duhallow Business Awards 2019”

Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training

Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training – run by the Irish Heart Foundation will be held in Ballydaly Hall on, Tuesday, November 26th from 8pm – 9pm. Admission is free.
To book a place on the course please ring Peg (087)9268452 or Kathleen (087)2846906 before November 20th, as we need numbers for course to go ahead.
Topics covered include: what to do in an emergency e.g heart attack, cardiac arrest (compression/defibrillator) stroke, choking etc.
A defibrillator for public use is at Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly

[read more …] “Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training”

Aubane Community Text Alert Annual Membership Renewal Notice Final Date Friday Nov 29th

Notice from Aubane Community Alert Group if you wish to Renew /Join up for the 2019/2020 Text Alert Service,the closing date for Applications is Friday November 29th,Price 10 Euro for 1 year Subscription,Text Alert Renewal Forms can be obtained by contacting either John F.Kelleher (086)1942161,Bernard Crowley (087)7924406,or any Member of the Committee,Renewal forms to be returned by Friday Nov 29th.

 

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on Thursday 5th December 2019

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on Thursday December 5th 2019 in the Parish Centre Millstreet at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars/Bikes and Tractors are welcome to attend. New members always very welcome to join the Club.

Millstreet Community Text Alert 2020

Millstreet Community Text Alert is accepting applications from those who wish to renew or join the Text Alert System for 2020 at a cost of  €10.

Application forms are available from Wordsworth, Millstreet & Guerin’s Shop, Ballydaly.  Closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday 30th November.

2019 Shoebox Appeal

Cullen N.S. Helping Others – Children in Need
61 boxes were filled by the pupils in Cullen N.S.
Well done to all our boys and girls making such a great effort. It was our first time participating in the Shoebox Appeal. A great way for kids to help other kids who are less fortunate and a real ‘eyeopener’ too. Helps the boys and girls realise how lucky they are themselves. Well done to all involved and remember ….
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone”.St. Brendan’s National School Rathcoole also collected 82 shoe boxes this year which are now on their way to make other children’s Christmas very special.

[read more …] “2019 Shoebox Appeal”

Eily’s Report – 12th November

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

‘Oh the cold wind doth blow and we shall have snow, and what will the Robin do then, poor thing’. What will any of us do for that matter, except to take heed of the warnings and take every measure  to deal with it.  For a long time now we’ve been blessed with  very mild weather which has left us in a  false sense of complacency and assurance that it ain’t going to rain no more.  Then all of a sudden the warnings spring up telling us that we are in line for a spell of frost and snow and wind and rain. If we are wise we will pay heed. But if it never happens well so be it but we are prepared.

So many things have to be considered, care of people ,and stock of course, also family pets. Some in cages in the garden, others such as donkeys or ponies. The cold snap hits them the same as it effects ourselves. Bird feeders also must come into action and the crow that I saw burying a nut some months ago, I hope he will find his stash in good nick to tide him over the bad spell.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 12th November”

Millstreet Vintage Club Presentation to CART Group in Carriganima

A Great Night was had last night at The Pub in Carriganima where Millstreet Vintage Club Members made a presentation to CART Carriganima of €1,177.50 proceeds from the Charity Tractor Run the Club ran last September to go towards their running costs for the Area Rural Bus Service. The Club are delighted to be associated once again this year with such a worthy cause, many thanks to CART Carriganima and the Pub Carriganima for the hospitality that we were given last night in Carriganima, and Millstreet Vintage Club look forward to working with this great group again in 2020. We thank Daniel Lane and Matthew Twomey for the photos.

[read more …] “Millstreet Vintage Club Presentation to CART Group in Carriganima”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information re this evening’s programme….10th Nov. 2019.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on C103, John Greene brings you another edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, as he returns to the Lough in Cork City’s Southside.

It’s the second and concluding programme which outlines the life and times of one of Cork’s best known entertainers Billa O’Connell. 

This week we hear Billa’s favourite songs and stories, and his time as entertainment manager at one of Cork’s famous hotels.

We hear about his decision to book Hollywood actor, boxer and singer, the gorgeous Gael himself Jack Doyle.

And, on hearing of the mutual admiration between Doyle and Cork hurler Christy Ring, Billa worked on bringing both stars together.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Parish Newsletter – 10th November, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10th November, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
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: Paddy O’Keeffe, Banteer & Cullen; Kathleen Herlihy, Ballydesmond.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Mass for those who died in Millstreet & Ballydaly during the past 12 months.
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Charlie Dineen, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Timmy John O’Riordan, Ahane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Jack & Meg Kelleher, Aubane

ANNIVERSARIES: Nannie O’Donoghue, Lackabawn; Pat Murphy, West End; Willie C & Bab Han O’Riordan, Main Street; Arthur O’Keeffe, Mill View; Daniel O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg; Sheila Barrett, Aubane House; Patrick & Sheila Murphy, Coolikerane; Sheila Murphy, Cahirbarnagh; Neily Cahill, Harrow; Joseph Cahill; Kevin Hickey, Millstreet & New York.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 10th November, 2019”

Remembering Our Faithful Departed in November 2019

For putting in place the truly magnificent November Garden 2019 in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet we extend sincere thanks to Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane and her wonderfully dedicated Team including her mother, Mary – also Declan Crowley of Milltech for the exquisite graphic design – Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Sacristan Julie Brady.  Here we share a selection of images illustrating the superb feature which so beautifully remembers All who have sadly gone to their Eternal Reward over the past year.   May they all rest in peace.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Our Faithful Departed in November 2019”

Miko Kickboxing Academy

NEW START DATE – Starting Tuesday 12th November at 7:30pm in Dromtarriffe Sports Hall. This will run for 6 weeks with limited places available. Open to Teens & Adults. Places MUST be booked in advance. No walk ins. Perfect way to get in shape with this complete body workout striking pads and shields. Cardio , Core & Tone and learning how to protect yourself at the same time. A MINIMUM of Ten people needed in order to run course.
To reserve your place contact Paul on 086 2636472, email <paul@mikomartialarts.com>, Facebook: Miko Kickboxing Academy, or web: mikomartialarts.com

[read more …] “Miko Kickboxing Academy”