Parish Newsletter – 7th March 2010

Third Sunday of Lent, 7th MARCH, 2010

Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. David Gunn C.C. & Fr. Micheál Manning A.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043 / Cullen 029-79028 / Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email>
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: Conchubhar O’hÉalaithe, Drishane Road

Tom Enright, Newcastlewest,

Sheila Ring, London & Coolinarne

Mary B. Ring, Miami, Florida & Coolinarne

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Cullen Post Office Closes

It was children’s allowance collection day on Tuesday, and the steady stream of customers through the doors of Cullen Post Office were all wondering if it would be the last time they transacted their business in their own village.

That’s because Cullen Post Office closed on Wednesday and, as the locals wished postmistress Mary Forde a healthy and lengthy retirement, political pressure was building to ensure that the local applicant who wants to set up a replacement An Post agency in the village is allowed to do so.

Mary Forde has run Cullen Post Office for 35 years and she confirmed this week that, had the funds been available to do so 15 years ago, she would have participated in the first round of post office automation.

full article is in the Corkman newspaper

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Vaughan tastes All Ireland Glory

Millstreet’s Michael Vaughan won All Ireland with the Vocational Schools footballers last Saturday February 28th. Vaughan worked hard and played well throughout and notched up two points for his efforts as Cork edged out Monaghan on a scoreline of 3-8 to 2-7.

The match report below is from the Southern Star:

Sweet revenge for Cork as they shaded a gripping duel with Monaghan to lift the All-Ireland Vocational Schools senior football championship title in Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow, last Saturday.

It was Cork’s second victory in the final against Monaghan in three seasons, but they had been ousted at the semi-final stage in 2009 by the Farney County students, who went on to replace them as champions.

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Niamh Kavanagh going to Eurovision Again!

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Niamh Kavanagh who won the Eurovision in Millstreet back in 1993, last night won the Irish Eurosong last night with maximum votes from all the judges groups and the general public (tele-voting). She will be representing Ireland in the Eurovision 2010 in the Telenor Arena in Olso, Norway in the semi-final on May 27th and hopefully in the final on May 29th.

The Telenor Arena is actually a soccer stadium with a roof that can hold 23,000 people for a concert!

Expect to be hearing Millstreet ’93 being mentioned a lot in the run-up to the competition in Oslo. Well done Niamh and best of luck in Oslo!
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Know your Noughties

Well known and well liked Millstreet man John Tarrant, who writes the Millstreet notes on the Corkman every week, is PRO for Millstreet and Duhallow GAA, as well being a high achiever in quiz circles has outdone himself again. This time he been announced as one of the 30 winners of the 2000-2009 Review Quiz which was published on the Irish Independant on December 31st last. We can only assume that he got all the answers correct which is a fair achievement. Well done John.

The winners are published on todays Irish Independant

Lone Elderly Man Robbed while Family at Funeral

AN ELDERLY man who was unable to attend a family funeral in Millstreet was robbed last week by a heartless conman who posed as a pension officer.

The man, in his 90s, was at home alone while his family attended the funeral of his young daughterin-law who had suffered from cancer for a number of years. A ‘very professional and well dressed man’ knocked on his door and talked his way into the house at around 3.30pm. The bogus pension officer engaged the elderly man in conversation but managed to steal money from him.

The man is described as being of stocky build and was driving a silver saloon car. A Garda spokesperson at Millstreet said “the man was very professionally dressed and very professional in his approach”.

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Vodafone Broadband Upgraded

Vodafone IrelandVodafone Ireland who recently took over BT Telecom in Ireland have been investigating bottlenecks in their broadband networks. Millstreet (along with other towns) was identified as slowing down considerably in the evenings (too many pictures on 😉 ), and has been upgraded in the last few days to sort out this problem. So if you are with Vodafone and have noticed that the internet has been slow in the evenings, then hopefully your problems have been sorted. Now, if we could only get broadband to outlying areas like Rathcoole (which have big problems at the moment), it would be of benefit to all.

from the Vodafone noticeboard