Wednesday is MS World Day 2014


Wednesday, 28th May 2014 is MS World Day. Living with MS One Day Conference will be held in Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig.   This is just one of the many significant events being organised nationwide and worldwide to mark this very special day.   Next weekend’s church gate collection for MS takes place in Rockchapel, Meelin and Boherbue.  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Kathleen Cashman

CASHMAN (Millstreet and Ballinagree): On May 25, 2014, peacefully, at Nazareth Nursing Home, Mallow, KATHLEEN (nee O’Sullivan), beloved wife of the late James (Jimmy) and sister of the late Dan. Sadly missed by her sons John and Noel, daughter-in-law Patricia, grandchildren Aoife, Darragh and Claragh, brother-in-law Fr. Dan S.M.A., sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest in peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on this Tuesday evening from 6pm. Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 8pm. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Mick Casey And The Maple Ballroom

Although a fading memory it remains as a source of joy
Mick Casey owned the Maple Ballroom when i was a young boy
As the first Ballroom in Millstreet Town it became known far and wide
Far beyond the borders of the Duhallow countryside

A slightly built wiry looking gray haired fellow long before i reached my prime
Mick Casey was a carpenter and builder one ahead of his time
As a master builder of new homes he became widely known
The seeds of things of beauty in his brilliant mind was sown

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Royal Millstreet Welcome for Kerry Rose 2014 Mary Hickey

A magnificent welcome awaited Teacher Mary Hickey of Rathmore on Monday morning when she arrived for work at Presentation N.S., Millstreet following her superb success in Tralee on Friday night when she was selected out of almost thirty beautiful Contestants as the Kerry Rose 2014 in the highly prestigious International Rose of Tralee Competition.   We are all so delighted for Mary who would be a totally ideal overall winner in August when the two-night television spectacular takes place – even the official song says “Mary – the Rose of Tralee”!   Here we share the marvellous photos of Teacher Joanna O’Connor which allow us to view the Monday morning welcome as well as the actual Friday night event in Tralee  where Daithí Ó Sé was the excellent Presenter on the night.  The late Teresa Tangney of Main Street, Millstreet  and a native of North Kerry who was such a supremely wonderful member of our Teaching Staff in Presentation N.S. until she retired twelve years ago and who has sadly just very recently passed to her Eternal Reward (R.I.P.) would have been so thrilled with this historic occasion when two Kerry Flags and Kerry Balloons adorned the entrance to our school and the “Rose of Tralee” was sung by All with such great enthusiasm for Mary.  We now share a selection of Joanna’s much appreciated pictures.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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