St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet

St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet was truly celebrated when the generosity demonstrated to a fundraiser was most impressive.   To illustrate this we visited the special fundraising Coffee/Tea Morning at Herlihy’s Centra in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre – we viewed the teddy-bear/floral display at Supervalu and we observed the many wonderfully decorated windows celebrating 14th Feb. 2019.   We share some eleven images.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet”

The Wizard of Oz

Panto Season is well on the way🎭 & the all children cast are getting everything ready to go!! 👌…..We can’t wait to entertain you all & bring you on a wonderful adventure down the yellow brick road🌈 with lots of singing, dancing🎹🎵🥁🎤 and funny jokes along the way….This adventure is sure to be a hit with all the family so look out here comes….. THE WIZARD OF OZ…

Shows:- Saturday 2nd March @ 7.30pm & Sunday 3rd March @ 3pm in Rathmore Community Hall in aid of the Friends of the Children of Chernobyl Ireland.😁

Red Bull World Series Racing Car coming to Millstreet on Sunday Feb 24th

The Red Bull World Series Racing Car will be on Display in Millstreet at the Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee and Chat Morning at the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet which will be held on Sunday Feb 24th from 11am to 3pm.

Dont miss the chance to see a most unique and iconic Racing Car in the Flesh,this is the only Model of this Car in existence in Ireland.

As always all Vintage,Classic & Retro Cars/Bikes/etc are very welcome to attend the Coffee Morning

For More Details Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.

Bluegrass Gig Coming to Banteer

Multi award-winning Bluegrass artist Kristy Cox, and her band, will play The Glen Theatre in Banteer on May 12th.

Chart-toppin’ Nashville-based Kristy Cox is on quite the roll. Capturing attention with her powerful singing style, youthful energy-infused bluegrass, and song writing acumen, she continues to enjoy radio & television success in both the US and in her native Australia where she’s a multi award-winning Australian Country Music Awards Golden Guitar recipient – most recently she picked up the 2019 Golden Guitar for Bluegrass Album of the Year for early 2018’s Ricochet (see below). Kristy has appeared at major festivals across Australia, Europe and the US, including an official showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Convention in 2015; she was shortlisted by the IBMA 4 years running for New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.  [read more …] “Bluegrass Gig Coming to Banteer”

Death Notice: Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly

The death has occurred on  Monday 11th February 2019 of Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork. In the presence of his loving family, at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Dennehy) and adored father to Ryan and Sadhbh. Predeceased by his father John and his foster brother Gerard. Sadly missed by his loving family, mother Noreen, sister Janice (Sheehan), brothers Niall and Aidan, aunt Margaret, uncle Denis and John Joe, sister-in-law Maureen, brothers-in-law Derry, Jimmy and Neily and their spouses Marie and Marian, cherished nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues and a large circle of friends, especially his rally friends.
Reposing at his residence on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm. Removal from his residence on Friday for Requiem Mass at 12pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to the Irish Kidney Assocation. “Ni bheidh a leitheid ann aris”.  [RIP] [read more …] “Death Notice: Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly”

House of Prayer Monthly Meeting at Cloghoulabeg Millstreet

The monthly meeting at the House of Prayer in Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet was coordinated by Tom and Mairéad Dennehy with Mass on this occasion (Wednesday, 13th Feb. 2019) celebrated by Fr. Seán Tucker.   Here we share six images from the special event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Here below we feature pictures from a previous meeting. [read more …] “House of Prayer Monthly Meeting at Cloghoulabeg Millstreet”

€23,000 Raised from Rapunzel

Marian Players Rathmore 2019 32nd Annual Panto – Rapunzel. Our Panto Treasurer Eilish Coakley presented Hugh Ryan, Chairman of Kerry Parents & Friends Association with €23,000 proceeds from this year’s Panto.
A huge thanks to the audiences and everyone who assisted in preparing this year’s Show especially the Committee of Rathmore Community Centre for their support & accommodation since the of start of rehearsals. Thanks to David Twomey, Leo Fitzgerald Music Row Studio,Shane Dennehy, Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore Social Action Group, the Media, Jerry Healy, Tony Sheehan, Christy Dennehy, the Management of the many Schools in the Parish and the spouses, partners and families of the participants in the group and anyone else who may have helped in any way. A sincere thank you to all. If we accidently omitted anyone, please accept our apologies.

A.G.M. of Millstreet Community Council at Wallis Arms Hotel

The Annual General Meeting 2019 of Millstreet Community Council took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night, 12th Feb..  The dedication and commitment of M.C.C. is truly inspirational in that so many praiseworthy events are organised annually, numerous deserving causes are supported and the uplifting image of Millstreet and its environs is consistently promoted.   Every success in the year ahead.  Míle buíochas for your wonderful work – the Community greatly appreciates such sincere generosity of time, talent and dedication.  Click on the images below which illustrate those who participated in the A.G.M. at the Wallis Arms Hotel.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “A.G.M. of Millstreet Community Council at Wallis Arms Hotel”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station

Our 10pm interview tonight takes us back to Moneygall in 2012 (Two scheduled interviews re Junk Kouture 2019 and Shirley O’Regan of Air Ambulance Project – are deferred until a later date) where we chat with Henry Healy – a cousin of Barack Obama and we listen to CCÉ music at the Moneygall Festival -on Cork Music Station    Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat

Interviewing Henry Healy in Moneygall for LTV2 and Cork Music Station on Sunday 08/07/2012

about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  And we hear about our first Podcast – our recent Interview now available thanks to the excellent work of Bernard Crowley. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!

Lost Wedding Band

Hi, I lost a wedding band in the vicinity of the Millstreet GAA Club on Saturday evening. I had just finished the Slí Gealteacht Mhuscraí race. I had it after my shower but not in the car on the way home so it must have come off between the shower block the GAA clubhouse and the adjacent car park. If you hear of a ring being found you might let me know on 087-0567664. It is inscribed on the inside. – Dave

Death Notice: Johnnie Cremin, Leitrim & Millstreet

The death has occurred of John (Johnnie) Cremin of Aughnaglace, Aughavas, Co. Leitrim and formerly of Millstreet, Co. Cork, Monday 11th of February, 2019 suddenly at his home. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving family, his brother, sister, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends. May Johnnie Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Finnegan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Cavan on Thursday 14th of February 2019 from 12.00pm – 2.00pm followed by cremation at 2.00pm. Burial of ashes in Millstreet, Cork at a later date. House private at all times please.

Eily’s Report -12th February

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

The AGM of the Community Council will be held tonight (Tuesday)at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 8 sharp. Everybody is welcome to attend the AGM and a special invitation is extended to people who would like to become members.

 

The Community Council is a very powerful body and has achieved countless successes since its inception in 1977.  In 1977 the government issued a directive to all communities around the country to set up a local council in their own area. The order was taken seriously here in Millstreet and meetings were held not only in the town but also in country schools or halls outside of it. Each area proposed candidates and elections were held with a representative for each area chosen, so as to ensure a balanced  say for all.  Dr. Pat Casey was the first Chairman and he was faced with the daunting  task of setting up the foundation of a new venture that was to guide Millstreet through the future. From humble beginnings and many years of hard work and dedication the achievements of our Community Council are countless.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report -12th February”

Outstanding Response to recent Millstreet Vintage Club Fundraiser for Cork Simon Community

Following on from the recent Cars Coffee and Chat Morning held on Sunday Jan 20th last and the End of Year Car Run held back in November which were both Organised and Sponsored by
Millstreet Vintage Club a final figure of 1,930.70 Euro was raised in Total from both Events for the Cork Simon Community,the Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody for there fantastic support and generosity.
A Cheque for the final figure raised will be presented by Millstreet Vintage Club to The Cork Simon Community in Millstreet on Friday Night Feb 22nd at The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet at 8pm,Everybody Welcome.

Video: Stavros696 reviews the Renault Magnum at Kelcro

Celebrity youTuber Stavros696 who reviews trucks, cars, and vans, was at Kelcro’s yard in Cloghoula last week, where he reviewed Bob’s 2008 Renault Magnum truck in detail, with it’s 460hp straight 6 cylinder Diesel engine, from the outside to the inside, and then took it for a test-drive through Millstreet, turning around at the K&L yard, and back to Cloghoula. watch the video below:


[read more …] “Video: Stavros696 reviews the Renault Magnum at Kelcro”

Two Magnificent Designs Through to Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019

Two wonderfully talented Groups from Millstreet Community School will be sharing their superbly creative designs in Limerick at the Regional Final of the Annual Bank of Ireland sponsored Junk Kouture 2019.  One of the Groups was recently presented with a prestigious Silver Ticket to the Regional Final by Sportsperson Supreme, Briege Corkery (winner of 18 All Irelands!).  Here we share images from Briege’s recent visit to the School.   A special recording of the occasion will be broadcast on Cork Music Station on this Tuesday, 12th Feb. 2019 at 10pm.  Click on the images to enlarge.  We thank Art Teacher, Sandra Moynihan, for background information which we share in the “Read More” section of our feature below.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Two Magnificent Designs Through to Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019”

Remembering the late Matron Eileen (Nellie) Barrett of Kanturk


We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to the Relatives of the late Matron Eileen (Nellie) Barrett of Kanturk who was laid to rest today (Sunday, 10th Feb. 2019).  R.I.P..  Her wonderful dedication as Matron of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in Millstreet for many years was truly inspirational.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. 
(S.R.)
[RIP]

Death Notice: Kathleen Singleton, Fortgrady

Singleton: Fortgrady, Banteer. On February 8, 2019, peacefully, at Cork University Hospital, Kathleen (née Vaughan), beloved wife of the late Pat and dear mother of James, Eamonn, Eileen, Michael, Mary, John, Patrick and Daniel and sister of the late John, Dan, Eileen and Michael. Deeply mourned by her loving family, sister Ita, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in eternal peace
Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer on Monday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [RIP]

Three Superb Mountain Race Events on Sat. 9th Feb. 2019

Irish Mountain Runners Association Millstreet was the true focal point for numerous energetic Athletes from 6:00 am until Sat. Night when no less that three highly regarded Mountain Races took place.   The first group of Athletes were transported to Kealkil in West Cork where at 8am they began their journey to Millstreet.  Gavin Byrne of Dublin was the first to reach the finishing flag just before 3pm.   A second group were transported to Ballyvourney from where they set off for Millstreet.  Official tracking was provided where one could follow on a special phone app at what stage the various participants were.  And at 1pm a group of almost one hundred climbed Clara Mountain.  Here we share some 24 images from what was a wonderfully sporting occasion in Millstreet.  Splendid refreshments were provided in Millstreet GAA Community Hall.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winner of Clara Mountain Race…Neilus Healy of Dublin and formerly of Church Street, Millstreet son of Nora and Denis.
Time to walk on air!
Gavin Byrne of DublinSupreme Winner of Kealkill to Millstreet Race.
One of the many superbly fit Athletes who participated in the Kealkill to Millstreet Race – Colin Buckley of Cork whose father Joe is a native of The Square, Millstreet.
Rosa from Spain (Ballyvourney to Millstreet Race), Tom from Limerick (Kealkill to Millstreet Race), James from Kilkenny (Kealkill Race) and Donal from Millstreet (Clara Race).
Dedicated Coordinator Donie Shine en route.

[read more …] “Three Superb Mountain Race Events on Sat. 9th Feb. 2019”

Marie on Ireland’s Got Talent

Marie Kelleher got special mention on Ireland’s Got Mór Talent last evening where she sang Hopelessly Devoted to You (Grease, 1978) for the judges. As she says herself, she’s better at the singing than the talking, and a mighty performance too. Marie and her sister Breeda make up the Diamond Sisters and we’ve known for years how good they are. Watch her performance on  Ireland’s Got Mór Talent on the Virgin Media Player (from 18:49 to 20:13) (here)
[read more …] “Marie on Ireland’s Got Talent”

Parish Newsletter – 10th February, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10th February, 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: Jerry O’Donoghue, Cullen; Con Shine, Cullen; Helen Cronin, Ballylanders, Cloyne; Malachy Gleeson, Birdhill, Limerick.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Pauline & Dan Lyons, Dooneen
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Willie Neenan, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Joan & Michael Herlihy, Knockane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Pat Joe Kelleher, Pound Hill

Anniversaries: Pat Horgan, Ballydaly; James O’Byrne, West End; Vincent, William, Lilly Mae McSweeney, Flintfield; Julia Duggan, Claraghatlea; Dan Joe McSweeney, Ardnageeha; Desmond Kelleher, Australia & Kilmeedy; Nora O’Sullivan, Inches; Denis O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg & Dublin; Catherine Hickey, Cork; Kathleen O’Mahony, Clonakilty.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 10th February, 2019”

Millstreet Community Council Extends Sincere Congratulations to O’Flynn Medical

Chairman Noel Buckley extends on behalf of Millstreet Community Council sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on receiving their highly prestigious Award at the recent major Award Ceremony in Cork.

Noel writes: ” Millstreet Community Council, on behalf of the community, would like to extend sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on winning The Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year Award.  This is indeed a prestigious achievement by O’Flynn Medical and a worthy recognition of their expansion over the past twenty years.” 

(S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” Features Jake Carter Sunday at 7pm C103

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information on this Sunday’s C103 Programme at 7pm – 10th Feb. 2019.  (S.R.)

In the beginning he was living in the shadow of his older and more famous brother Nathan, but now Jake Carter is a performing artist in his own right. 

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene chats to him about his Liverpool upbringing, and the mandatory and expected love of the Beatles and Liverpool Football club. 

We hear about his Irish Granny who doubles up as a groupie, while also instilling a love of Irish music in all of the young Carters. 

Accompanied by his trusted guitar, he sings a few of his favourite songs, while there’s also time to chat about life on the road, wanting to be his own man, and plans for the future.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Features Jake Carter Sunday at 7pm C103″