Pommerit le Vicomte Visit 2011 – Part Two

Enjoying the wonderful sunshine and magnificent setting of Pontrieux after Mass on the Sunday.

Our Sunday begins in Pommerit le Vicomte where we assemble before driving to nearby beautiful Pontrieux where we attend Mass followed by a very enjoyable stroll through the charming town which has the river flowing through making it a truly exquisite setting.   In the afternoon Yves and Josiane took me to a very interesting [read more …] “Pommerit le Vicomte Visit 2011 – Part Two”

Millstreet Pipe Band Church Gate Collection This Weekend, 24th & 25th Sept.

Millstreet Pipe Band will be holding their Church Gate Collection this forthcoming weekend, 24th and 25th September 2011.   Established over 60 years this is one voluntary group which deserves the most generous of supports when one considers how privileged we are in Millstreet to have such a musical treasure which always adds so much and gives such a sense of occasion to a huge variety of events on such a very regular and consistent basis.   And we have also just become aware that the ladies in the Pipe Band will be taking part in the Cork Mini Marathon where they will be  fundraising for different charities  including COPE,  The Irish Heart Foundation,  Motor Neuron & The Lifeboat Association.    Your generous support to this weekend’s collection would be greatly appreciated.

Regional Report 1082 – 20th September 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news Report 1082 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this mild and sunny Tuesday morning.

In an effort to raise more funds our GAA Club are going into the re-cycling business. They are asking you to donate all your clean, unwanted clothing, footwear, belts, handbags, stuffed toys etc. Also old mobile phones, they must be in a separate bag.  Items can be handed in to the GAA Hall on Friday September 30th from 9am to 1pm, and on Saturday October 1st from 11am to 1pm. and 6-8pm. Please give your best support to this new and enterprising idea.

The Tidy Towns announced the winners of the Best Frontage Awards at a function which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Wednesday night. Many congratulations to our Credit Union on winning the Commercial section and to Margaret Smith, Murphys Tce on winning the private section. [read more …] “Regional Report 1082 – 20th September 2011”

Denny Owen

Born and raised in Claraghatlea a mile from the Town of Millstreet and admired and respected and widely known
And though he had lived for years in Bandon we used to claim him as one of our own
And as a primary school going boy in the fifties to this day I can recall
When Denny Owen the Politician was a Minister in Ireland’s Dail.

In the murky game of Politics Denny Owen was a rarity
When he gave his word he kept it he was as honest as could be
And a favourite quote of old Den Looney’s was ‘we will stick by Denny Owen’
As a brother to Matt and son to Mary Annie he is still one of our own.
[read more …] “Denny Owen”