From all at Millstreet.ie, all of us really want to wish everyone who contributed to the site or visited us from at home in Millstreet or from anywhere in the world in the last year a very happy and enjoyable year ahead in 2010.
Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”
One of my new years resolutions is that we rise out of our winter hibernation and move millstreet.ie forward for the coming year, as it has done in the last few months.
A tradition which goes back over 250 years to the early days of the Methodist movement is that, near the beginning of each year we share in a Covenant Service. A Covenant is an agreement or set of promises which two people exchange implying a commitment to each other. The Covenant service gives us an opportunity to renew our Covenant with God. Of course our Covenant with God begins with him in that he has made the first move. He came to earth as Jesus Christ and gave his life on the cross to take the consequences and brokenness caused by our sinfulness. He then rose again and invites each of us into a personal relationship with him. So we are called to respond by giving our lives to him, trusting him as our personal Lord and Saviour. As the apostle John puts it “…we love because he first loved us.” (1John 4:19)
This will be the theme of our next meeting in Millstreet which takes place on Sunday 10th January at 7.00 p. m. During this meeting we will share together in the special Covenant prayer. The meeting takes place as usual at the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road in Millstreet. For further information contact Rev. Laurence Graham at 064 6631613 or <email>
THE popular two day Millstreet coursing meeting is taking place this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Weather permitting, a large attendance is expected for the annual event in Millstreet Town Park, with the daily proceedings underway at 11.30am. The main event is the North Cork Cup featuring some of the best dogs nationwide while there is sure to be keen competition for the Oaks and Derby Trial Stakes. Also down for decision is the inter club Game Protection Cup and confined Tanyard Stakes. An attraction for patrons is a special daily draw on the admission card with a chance of winning € 250 per day thanks to the sponsorship of the North Cork Tuition Centre, Newmarket.
Margaret O’HARE, (née Kelleher) of Cloghoula House, Millstreet, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Tuesday evening from 7pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 2pm. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only, please. Donations, in lieu, to Macroom Community Hospital. Date of death: Monday, December 28, 2009
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal on Tuesday at 6.30pm to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations to Cancer Research.
Date of death: Sunday, December 27, 2009
Despite the roads being treacherous because of rain freezing when it hit the ground, there was a good crowd who were all in good spirits. The ground was hard and icy, but the heather was good for getting grip. Thankfully it stopped raining for most of the walk, except for the last few minutes on the way down, and the wind was not as strong as it has been in the past, but the mountain was shrouded in cloud while we were up there. At the top, and on behalf of the Baby Jacob Trust Fund Jerry Pat O’Leary thanked everyone for their efforts in the difficult weather.
Wishing everyone a very happy and a peaceful Christmas.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 993 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very seasonal Tuesday morning with treatcherous and snow all around.
Well it won’t be long now. Just a few more days and by all accounts its going to be a white one. I’ll be killed for saying it, but I love snow. And a white Christmas would be such a bonus.
No matter what the weather,the shopping goes on with perhaps some people forced to shop at home because of the weather. The Marquee will be in the Square till Christmas Eve and vouchers at the Credit Union will solve your gift problem at any price, And by what I hear, they are proving very very popular. Some worth €20 each, were offered as prizes on LTV2s program last week and the lucky winners were, Breda O Leary, West End, Sean and Delia Kelleher, Macroom, Kathleen McAulliffe, Millstreet, and John F. Tarrant Rathcoole.Congrats all round.
Tonight, Millstreet are playing in the Duhallow Junior B Football League Final against Lyre in Mallow at 8pm (under lights). Also, on this coming Sunday, the club play in the Duhallow Junior B Hurling Championship Final in Castlemagner.
update 21st Dec: The Junior B Footballers endured in a thrilling extra time victory over Lyre. The Hurling final was deferred because of the snow, ice and frozen pitch.
MILLSTREET TOWN FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS: The festive season is officially underway in Millstreet after the town switched on its Christmas lights last Friday evening.
Despite inclement weather and driving rain, excited children and parents turned up in the Town Square for the big switch on.
The event was hosted by the Millstreet Development Group who helped whip up just the right jolly atmosphere for the occasion and kept the crowd entertained.
Live performances came from Millstreet Comhalthas Ceolteoirí Eireann and there was a warm welcome for a horse drawn carriage with occupants Bertie Buckley and Anna Balla in periodic costume, filling the bill of lord and lady of the manor splendidly.
The Christmas Marquee made ready at the Square, Millstreet with Anthony O’Leary ensuring safety aspects before the beginning of the much anticipated Christmas Market about to begin on Thurs. 17th Dec. running until 24th Dec. 2009.
Major Local Lotto Win was marked at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night, 13th Dec. 2009 when the wonderful cheque of sixteen thousand euro was presented to the two lucky winners – Margaret Cooper and her daughter Máire of Knocknashinagh, Cullen. From left (front row): Margaret Bourke (who sold the winning ticket), Máire, Margaret and Michael Cooper. Back row (from left) – Members of the Local Lotto Committee: Marian O’Sullivan, Maura Twomey, Michael O’Sullivan, Denis Twomey and Tom Carroll.
The O’Connell family of Lisaniska, Cullen, on behalf of our son and brother Diarmuid wish to express our sincere thanks and deep appreciation to our neighbours, friends, relations, team members, club officers and the wider community for the overwhelming support shown to us during the difficult days after Diarmuid’s life threatening event in Castlemagner on February 21st 2009.
A very special “Thank You” to the three boys, Gerard O’Leary, D.J. Collins and Andrew O’Sullivan for their act of courage, bravery and composure on giving Diarmuid back the gift of life on the field. We thank all the people present who had to endure our pain and who assisted in every way; to the Castlemagner Club for being equipped to deal with such an emergency and to their club officers for visiting Diarmuid in hospital. For their efficient service, thanks to Dr Marian Smyth, Mallow Ambulance crew and Kanturk Gardai, who made the journey to Cork in record-breaking time.
In recognition of all heroic efforts made on February 21st, it would be impossible to thank everyone individually. Please accept this as a token of our ongoing daily appreciation on having Diarmuid with us today.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 992 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very cold but seasonal,Tuesday morning.
A very interesting meeting of the Community Council was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night. Topics for discussion included the upgrading of our Youth Centre and the fitting of Astro-Turf surface on our tennis courts. It was also decided to host a community Council Awards Social this year at a date yet to be decided. Eileen Murphy reported on our Youth Club, and said that there are 64 members now with parents coming to help on Friday nights when they meet from 8 to 10 Theres room for more, but more parents must come on board with the increase in numbers.
The after school service will resume after Christmas. The Defibulators have now been placed at the Youth Centre and at the Garda Station. The full list of trained personnel will be announced in the near future. Joseph Lawlor was co-opted on the Council, on that night.and before the meeting ended a special Presentation was made to Fr. Gerard O Leary on behalf of our Community.
KANTURK courthouse, built in 1825, is certainly in need of a complete overhaul, and the boom days of the Celtic Tiger did not whip its tail at the cold and drab hewn stone building.
But one has to wonder just how long the people of Duhallow will hear the familiar ‘All stand in court’ considering so many changes have taken place in district courts over the past year in North Cork. After 100 years service Millstreet District Court came to an end this year, with the cases from that catchment area now heard in Macroom.
This is set to change again as from December 1, 2010 Millstreet court sittings will be heard in Kanturk. But for how long?
For the full story click on the Corkman Newspaper link below
I am not a poet I never said I was I just pen doggerel
The sort of stuff that few bother to read and I cannot hope to sell
I’ve been rhyming for many years and though my better days long gone
Until the Reaper claims the life from me I will keep penning on
I’ve written reams and reams of rhymes one might say more than most
But that’s not something I’m proud of or of which one should boast
Though every day and every night more new rhymes come to me
I’m addicted to penning rhyme or so ‘twould seem to be
When I was in my late twenties and my hair was dark brown
I penned my first rhymes years ago back home near Millstreet Town
In my many walks in the old fields I made up rhymes on my way
I was in love with Nature then and I still love her today
And if I said I’d give up rhyming I’d be telling a lie
For I will keep penning doggerel until the day I die.
IFA PRESIDENCY: The leadership elections for the IFA is up and running, Millstreet and Ballydaly branch members will vote on convening in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Wednesday, December 9, at 8.30pm.
Three candidates are seeking to succeed Pádraig Walshe for a four-year term as IFA president. In the field are Kilkenny county chairman John Bryan, deputy president Derek Deane from Carlow and dairy committee chairman Richard Kennedy of Limerick.
The full article is on the Corkman Newspaper, and also covers all the other happenings in Millstreet in the last week.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 991 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet ‘n wintery Tuesday morning. December 8th ,the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception. A Holy Day of Obligation.
Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 13, 15, 23 , 27 . AND THE LUCKY WINNER OF €16,000 was Margaret Cooper, Cullen and her daughter Maura. The seller was ,first cousin, Margaret Burke and she got €1,600 sellers prize. Because the Jackpot was won there was no €50 prize, and €20 each went to the following ten people. John O Callaghan, Kilcorney, Margaret Hayes , Gneeveguilla, Mary Dinneen, Clonbanin Con O Connor, Rathrue, Mattie O Riordan, Shanaknuck,, Ann Kelleher, Tullig, Christina O Donaghue, Lackabawn, Jerry O Leary, Rathcoole, Len Leader, Kilcorney , and LTV2 ,Millstreet. Jackpot for next week €2,000 the draw a the MalPasso Bar on Sunday night.
Well done to Millstreet Macra’s 5 a side soccer team who won the Muskerry division on Sunday last, qualifying now for the national finals in Gormanston Co. Meath on January 10th 2010
Millstreet Defeated Crookstwon in the final 9-2.