Most recent drone footage of the N22 Ballyvourney and Macroom bypass

Most recent drone footage of the N22 Ballyvourney and Macroom bypass. Flying west to east during mid September 2023, this clip is focused on the area just over Mullach an Ois and flys from the western tie in at Sliabh Riabhach, bypassing Ballyvourney village and eastward to meet the recently opened section at the Tonn Láin junction immediately east of Ballyvourney village.
Road signage, sound barriers along with road surfaces suggest the near completed state of construction as they aim on next month opening.
This 6-7km section of the new road includes
The big cut at Sliabh Riabhach, over 30m deep and nearly 1km long;
The largest structure along the entire new road, the 120m bridge over both Abha na Biochaille and the mountain road to Millstreet;
2 pedestrian underpasses including the Beara/Brefni way
2 over bridges and multiple underpasses

Preview Interview with Jimmy Murphy Carriganima on the Carriganima Fun Run/Walk happening Tomorrow Saturday Sept 23rd in aid of Macroom and Millstreet Hospitals

Willie Fitzgerald of Cork Music Station talks to Organiser Jimmy Murphy along with Sean Murphy of The Pub in Carriganima about the upcoming Charity Walk for Macroom and Millstreet Hospitals happening tomorrow Saturday September 23rd in Carrganima.

Sign On for the Event is from 2.30pm at the Pub in Carriganima and the Run/Walk will start at 3.30pm,your support would be very welcome for this great cause for both Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals.

More Details on the Event can be heard in the interview link below.

Tomorrow is the 50th Anniversary of the 1973 Football Final which Cork won and Millstreet had 4 players on the team



A day that will never be forgotten all of 50 years ago is recalled from the 23rd September  in 1973 when Cork bridged a 28 year gap to win the All Ireland Senior Football Championship when overcoming Galway 3-17 to 2-13 in Croke Park

A proud day for Millstreet GAA Club with four players on the starting team through the involvement of Denny Long, John Coleman and the late Connie Hartnett and Humphrey Kelleher. During that season’s Championship campaign, the late Tommy Kelleher was a substitute in the Munster Final while Fr. Jim Kennelly was selected as a substitute on two occasions.

The scenes at the final whistle, the journey home to Leeside, the reception in Millstreet to greet a remarkable team will always remain as fond memories. Approximately 5,000 people thronged Millstreet on the following Wednesday night, when the Cork team were guests of Millstreet GAA.

The occasion sparked massive celebrations, red and white flags along with buntings decorated the streets. After a meal in the Wallis Arms Hotel, the team boarded a truck at Church Street for the parade fronted by Millstreet and Newmarket Pipe Bands.

Members of the club’s Under 12 and Under 14 teams formed a guard of honour and a party with blazing torches flanked the truck. Speeches were made in the Town Square and festivities continued into the small hours.

To mark the 50th anniversary, the surviving members of the panel and family representatives of the deceased members have attended functions in both Pairc Ui Chaoimh and Croke Park over recent months.

We wish continued good health to all the team members and remember those who are no longer with us.

Thanks for the memories that will always be savoured by all involved in Millstreet GAA.

Original Ticket from 1973 All Ireland Football Final

1973 Team being honoured at Croke Park in July 2023

Members of the 1973 team participating in Millstreet Golf Classic in 2021

Eeek-o-friendly Halloween Costume Shop

Did you know that over half a million Halloween Costumes are thrown away every year in Ireland?! Most end up in landfill. This year Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association are organising an Eeek-o-friendly Halloween Costume Shop – but we need your donations!

We are looking for children to donate their old costumes over the coming weeks & the Parents Association will host a Halloween Costume Shop in Millstreet GAA Hall on:

Wednesday 11th October from 2pm – 4pmAll costumes will be priced at €3 or €5.

Costume Donations can be brought in to Millstreet BNS or Millstreet Presentation NS up to Friday 6th October & the MPSPA will take it from there!

All proceeds will go directly to Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association

Happy Halloween!

Official Programme of 1973 All-Ireland Football Final

It’s fifty years since the historic 1973 All-Ireland Football Final in Croke Park – Cork v. Galway where Cork won the honour of being All-Ireland Champions and which had such a wonderful Millstreet presence in the mighty Team.   Here through the great kindness of Con Meade of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet we share the Official 1973 Programme.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Official Programme of 1973 All-Ireland Football Final”

Millstreet Vintage Club Model Show happening on Sunday October 8th

Sunday October 8th
Millstreet Vintage Club Model Show 2023
Venue K and L Warehouse Mountleader Industrial Estate Millstreet,Eircode (P51 X683)
Doors Open 10.30am
Loads of Displays to see and always a great Day Out for all the Family

For more Details Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.








Millstreet Meals on Wheels Service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for the elderly & isolated in the Millstreet catchment area. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

 A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Coeliac dinners & desserts available also. Please see our menu for next week below.

 If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email info@


Query from Castletownbere Regarding Millstreet Connection

We recently received the following query from Castletownbere:  In bygone days the late Ben Casey was an R.I.C. Officer in Millstreet.  When his first wife passed to her Eternal Reward, Ben later remarried.   It is the decendents of Ben who have Millstreet connections are being asked to make contact.   Some 25 years ago on a visit to Castletownbere a relative of Ben who is now deceased presented his accordion  to the Millstreet related visitors (who most likely enjoy music).   For more details on this please contact millstreetmuseum or make contact by phone, WhatsApp or text (086 – 825 0074).   We shall then explain in greater detail why we received this query.  (S.R.)

Thank You from Millstreet Pipe Band

Millstreet Pipe Band would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Ballydaly & Millstreet for their contributions to their Church Gate Collection. The total collected was €2,494.67 which will go towards the ongoing running costs of the Pipe Band. The Pipe Band greatly appreciate the generosity & ongoing support shown to them. would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Ballydaly & Millstreet for their contributions to their Church Gate Collection. The total collected was €2,494.67 which will go towards the ongoing running costs of the Pipe Band. The Pipe Band greatly appreciate the generosity & ongoing support shown to them.

Donal (Donie) Kelleher Ploverfield, Cullen, Cork

The death has occurred of Donal (Donie) Kelleher, Ploverfield, Cullen, Co. Cork.

The death has occurred of Donal (Donie) Kelleher, Ploverfield, Cullen, Mallow, Co. Cork, retired sergeant of the Irish Defence Forces on September 19th 2023 peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his parents Dan and Rosie Kelleher and his brother Tony.

Beloved husband of Kathleen (Kax). Adored father to Daithi, Julie (Regan), Lisa (Riordan)  and Bryan, daughter in law Marie, sons in law Denis, Kevin and Nicolas. Idolised grandfather to Conor, Emma, Darragh, Tadhg, Niamh, Roisin, Aidan, Jack and Cara. Sadly missed by his loving family, uncle Sean Todd, aunt  Margaret O’Keeffe. brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, extended family, good neighbours and a large circle of friends.

May he Rest In Peace

Reposing in the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree P51 K316 from 6pm-8pm on Thursday, 21st of September. Requiem mass on Friday, 22nd of September, at 11am followed by burial in St.Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on

House strictly Private.

Leave your sorrow behind you and make the world a better place. 

Messages of sympathy can be left on this link HERE.


Dairy Competitors Looking forward to their day in the Ring

Conor Aherne with Heifer in Milk Winner Moorshill

Dairy Competitors Looking forward to their day in the Ring

It’s the biggest event of the year for pedigree dairy breeders to showcase their cows and heifers – the National Dairy Show (NDS) in Milstreet’s Green Glen Arena, taking place on the 13th and 14th of October this year. Exhibitors come from nearly every county in the country and already this year the committee have received entries from Monaghan, Limerick, Kildare, Kilkenny, Wicklow and Wexford to name but a few. Two exhibitors who won’t have quite as big a distance to travel are Pat Ahern, Moorshill Herd, Rylane, Co. Cork and Jason Helen, who farms with his parents Robert and Sylvia, and partner Laura Cornthwaite under the Eedy prefix, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

Pat has shown many pedigree Jerseys at Milstreet over the years, winning the Heifer in Milk class last year with Moorshill Veronca Chrome. Moorshill Buttercup took home the Overall Jersey Champion Rosette in 2014. Pat talks about his experiences at the NDS very fondly “I’ve always enjoyed showing at Milstreet – there is a fantastic buzz around the show and the quality of cows is really excellent. Now my children have an interest in showing also it makes it all the more enjoyable. I’ve been exhibiting animals at Milstreet for over 20 years and I hope to still be showing there for many years to come.” Milstreet sees some of the biggest coloured breed classes around the country, and last years Championship was hotly contested by some superb cows and heifers in milk before Ballyealan Tequila Louise exhibited by Tom Lynch was tapped out as champion.

Cows and heifers from the Eedy herd can always be found in the NDS line ups taking home top prizes.  Eedy Alexander Acclaim ET won the coveted Confined Champion Award at the NDS in 2018. The Helen family also won the Premier Breeder award at last years show – which was due to a combination of Eedy winners shown by the Helens and cows and heifers they had bred and sold to new owners topping their classes. It was by far the highlight of the show for Jason “It was really special to win Premier Breeder last year, it’s a great reward to see heifers you have bred doing well for their new owners and competing at shows around the country”. After another busy summer of shows for the Helen family they are looking forward to finishing out the show season for 2023 at Milstreet, and hopefully out of the four entries they have this year a few will come home with rosettes!

The NDS are incredibly grateful to have the support of AXA Insurance as the main sponsors again this year. As part of their sponsorship package, each exhibitor will receive an AXA Farm Insurance Voucher to the value of €100. Moreover the NDS recognises the work it takes to turn out cows and heifers for a show day, especially when they are in milk and so all winners in the milking classes will receive a minimum of €200 in prize money – this is one of the best prize-fund pots in the country!

Come along to see these impressive animals and their breeders for yourself on the 13th and 14th of October at the Green Glens Arena Milstreet, Co. Cork.

For all exhibitors don’t forget to get your entries into Georgia Greenan at ggreenan before the closing date on TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER

Jason Helen with Eedy Crushabull Acclaim

Pat Ahern with Moorshill Buttercup

The Helen family collecting the Premier Breeder award for 2022

Eily’s Report – 19th September

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a cáirde and welcome to my Report.

The AGM of the Community Council will be held tonight  Tuesday September 19th at the Adult Learning Centre,  Starting at 8pm sharp. All welcome to this important meeting.

Hail Mary full of Grace the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women and Blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus . Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

You wouldn’t believe how long it took me to write that short little prayer. Writing from memory leaves us in a quandary. You get mental block or maybe words from a different prayer altogether.  Well anyway I think I got it right eventually. The Hail Mary, a prayer that I’ve heard every day for as long as I can remember and I know it was said in our house and every other home long before that. To look at it in print it looks so short and when we were small it seemed endless as we answered it fifty three times during the rosary. But down the years when our lives were taking shape, the little Hail Mary often brought us  comfort and encouragement when the chips were down. In view of all the adverse things that are going on in the world today, more and more emphasis is being put on this little stalwart. It won’t solve everything in a flash, but as constant dropping wears a stone, it gets you there one day at a time.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 19th September”

Looking for a House

We are a Ukrainian family looking for a house or apartment for a long-term lease under the ARP P800 program in Millstreet .
 Our family consists of 4 people: my child is 8 years old and my parents are pensioners.
 We have now lived in Millstreet for almost a year, the child goes to school, we really like this town.
 For additional questions, please contact Anna by phone +353 85 739 5370,ferenchuka84

Seeking Official 1948 Programme of Millstreet v. St. Vincents Football Match

Dan from Macroom who is a true enthusiast regarding the collection of Official Match Programmes over the many years is seeking one which is not in his present collection.   It’s the famous Cork Co. Football Final Match of 1948 Millstreet v. St. Vincents.  If anyone happens to have this Programme, Dan would be delighted to receive a copy or if it was shared online in digital format this would also be appreciated.   Such an online sharing could be emailed to:  millstreetmuseum or images could also be shared to WhatsApp (086 825 oo74) and I shall then share it with Dan and with Pádraig O’Driscoll who is enquiring on behalf of Dan.  (S.R.) 

Job Opportunities at Presentation National School, Millstreet

Job Opportunity

Presentation National School, Millstreet

School Cleaner

12 hours per week

For further details, contact Siobhán at principal.millpns


Job Opportunity

Presentation National School, Millstreet

Taxi Escort for 2 pupils with Additional Needs

Morning and Afternoon, Monday to Friday.

For further details contact Siobhán at principal.millpns

Family Seeking Long-term Rent House

A family of 4 is looking for a house for long-term rent, according to the program for Ukrainians.  We’re currently living at Green Glens Arena.  We really like your country and your city!!! We would like to stay here forever!!!  Find out our story, PLEASE!!!!  I am a mother who lost her eldest son in the war in Ukraine (he was 27 years old).  My husband is missing (he and his eldest son were in the same battle, the body has not yet been found)…. I took my younger sons from Ukraine (with very big problems).  I ask you to help us, please!!!  My phone number: 085 1139717