PARISH NEWSLETTER BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET The Most Holy Trinity – 16th June, 2019 Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948 Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS: MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.
Yourprayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:
MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END: Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Eileen & Willie Cronin, Knocknakilla Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. John O’Brien, Ballydaly Cullen 10.15 a.m. Peter Cronin, Knockduff Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Tadg Crowley, Drishanebeg
ANNIVERSARIES: Thomas, Mary & Catherine Barrett, Killowen; John & Margaret McCarthy, Lackabawn; Nora Dennehy, Lackabawn; Denny Kelleher, Minor Row; Tom Radley, Minor Row; Kitty O’Sullivan, Mill Lane; James Daly, The Bridge; Patrick Corkery, West End; Sheila O’Connell, West End; Michael O’Connor, Church Street & Cloghoulabeg; Fr. Dan Cronin, Dooneen; Hannah O’Sullivan, Tubber; Mary O’Connor, Mologhroe; Murty O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy & Bishopstown; Jeremiah McSweeney, Rathcoole; Cornelius O’Mahony, Laught; Michael & Elsie Barry, Clondrohid. [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – The Most Holy Trinity – 16th June, 2019”
Millstreet Community Council is inviting representatives of Pubs, Clubs, Groups, Organisations, Businesses & Individuals interested in participating in Culture Night on Friday September 20th (the Annual All of Ireland celebration of culture, creativity and the arts) to a meeting in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Wednesday June 26th at 8pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Muintir na Tíre has been allocated funding by the Department of Rural and Community Development to install Carbon Monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and vulnerable persons free of charge. These alarms may become available in the Millstreet Area. If interested please contact Dan on 0876893378
Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this week’s programme on Sunday 16th June 2019. (S.R.)
Costing thirteen million euro and an expensive golf iron, the recent visit of American President Donald Trump was not controversy free.
Fifty six years and ten American Presidents earlier, John F. Kennedy was the first head of his country to drop by and say hello. Unlike ‘The Donald’, Kennedy’s visit was a morale booster for a nation in the midst of a depression.
Unlike Kennedy, it would be difficult to imagine a photograph of Trump keeping the Pope company on Irish kitchen walls.
Neily McSweeney, Ballydaly is is taking part in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on July 6th to raise funds for Pieta House. If anyone would like to sponsor him that would be greatly appreciated, just contact Neily or Ciara and they will arrange to meet.
Finally it looks like the Air Ambulance based in Rathcoole is to get the go-ahead:
“Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, announced today (Friday) that a new aeromedical service in the South will be launched in the coming weeks following the signing of a Service Level Agreement between the HSE and Irish Community Rapid Response. Welcoming the news, Minister Harris said “I am delighted that a new aeromedical service in the South will commence shortly. I would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service and Irish Community Rapid Response for its commitment in developing this Service Level Agreement and ensuring the necessary clinical and corporate governance arrangements are such that the new service will be safe, robust and sustainable. The service will see the establishment of a charitably funded Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in the South, which will operate from Rathcoole Aerodrome, just northeast of Millstreet, County Cork. The service will complement the existing aeromedical services and improve aeromedical access to the South of Ireland …”
Our Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS) Group got a truly wonderful royal welcome at Clonakilty on Thursday, 13th June 2019 (Feast of St. Anthony). Coordinator supreme for our visit was Mairéad Daly who resides in this exquisitely scenic West Cork area. Very special thanks also to All at the hugely impressive Clonakilty Distillery including Ewan, Aaron and Pedro. And at the magnificent Fernhill House and Gardens we were most grateful to Michael O’Neill and his sons Neil and Michael (who is one of Ireland’s youngest newly appointed Town Mayors). Here we share a selection of 15 images to illustrate the magic of our most memorable visit to beautiful Clonakilty. ROCS Group next meets again in September. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
The best of luck to Shane Hickey this evening, playing for Cork in the U20 Development League John Kerins Cup Round 4 against Kildare where he starts at corner-back. Throw-in is at 7:30 in Castlecomer GAA. Updates can be found here.
Congratulations to Olivia & Justyna who became USA CHAMPIONS in YOUTH GIRLS DUO NOVICE category at the USA Acrobatic Rock-n-Roll Dance Championships in Boston. Anastazja & Filip also finished a very high 2nd place in YOUTH COUPLS INTERMEDIATE category!
The Empire Rock’n’Roll Dance School brought home 7 golds, 5 silvers and 5 bronze medals from the USA Championships. Anastazja Baksalary with Filip Turek from Millstreet and Oliwier Witkowski and Nikola Zdrzalik from Mallow will go represent Ireland in SOCHI Word Cup, 29 June 2019. They are best couples in Ireland. Congratulations every one
Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Kevin & Mary Donovan and their inspiring project. And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems. All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station . Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of Kevin McDermott who will be among many others to feature in a special “Silver Surfer 2019” programme next Tuesday night. Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting. One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! Click on the image to enlarge. Click here to tune into tonight’s Show. (S.R.)
In August 2018, after walking the gruelling 700 mile Ireland Way, Dermot Breen finally arrived at his late wife’s graveside in Ballycastle, honouring a solemn promise to complete the walk in her memory and also to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
The journey took Omagh born and Belfast based writer, Dermot, over nine weeks to complete – six weeks walking and over three weeks recovering from injury, and included a night in Millstreet along the way. He has now told his fascinating story in his latest book, ‘Exiles: A journey through Ireland from Beara to Ballycastle’….
“… standing in the River Blackwater at the Bowing crossing, cooling my feet after a long day’s walk. I stayed with the wonderful Eileen O’Riordan while in Millstreet”
Another busy week kicked off with the club adult and juvenile members taking on the Sliabh Luachra Sportive route on Bank Holiday Monday last. Both the 80 and 105 routes were undertaken and successfully completed. On the 30th of June as part of the Sliabh Luacra Sportive a 20k cycle will take Place in Memory of Willie Reen and Paud O ‘Leary. This is suitable for people of all abilities start time 9:00 and refreshments in Teach Iosagain afterwards. Plenty of time to get some training in.
This weeks competitive action included Round 2 of the Kerry County League Hill climb with Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy competing. Denis, who is in great form at present, wrapped up the weeks activities with a very credible 5th position in the Collins Cycling Centre A3 race in Boherlahan Co. Tipperary on Sunday.
The juveniles traveled to Birdhill on Saturday last to compete in the Munster Time Trial championships. The Fleming family scooped two Munster medals with Amy silver in the Girls Under 14 and Sean P bronze in the Boys under 11.
Busy week on the local front with the club holding Round 3 of the Kerry County League in Gneeveguilla on Thursday night and the inaugural Sliabh Luachra Youth races in Knocknagree on Sunday next. As part of our Youth Races we are very proud to be honouring 5 former members of the club who sadly are no longer with us in the day with commemorative perpetual cups, namely Willie Reen, Paud O Leary, Gary O Leary, Andy Davies and John Fleming. There will be some traffic disruption on both Thursday evening and Sunday and the Club would like to thank locals in advance for their support and patience.
The leisure members of the club supported the Twomey Sportive in Rockchapel, The Valley Cycle in Fossa, Killarney and The Wicklow 200 on Sunday. Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.
On Friday, 7th June 2019 a wonderfully successful fundraising Quiz was held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet. Special thanks to Joanne & Staff for creating such a welcoming atmosphere for all attending the very enjoyable Quiz superbly devised by Question Master supreme – Liam Flynn – assisted by Kathleen Flynn. The Poster below explains the praiseworthy purpose of the Quiz:
Here we share not only images from the Quiz but also pictures which Luke’s father, Billy, has made available showing some of the awards already won by the splendidly talented Fisherman – Luke O’Donoghue. There was tremendous support for the event and Thomas Galvin was especially praised for his promotional work. One of our images below just illustrates the large number of prizes presented for the Draw.
We wish Luke every success in the forthcoming World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in the Czech Republic in August 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Of New York, U.S.A. Daughter of John MacNeil and Belle MacNeil (Gillis). Devoted wife to Jeremiah Dennehy. Catherine at 102 was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Jeremiah; her parents; and her siblings, John Archie and Sadie (both in infancy); Belle, Neil Joseph, John Archie; Sarah Agnes “Sadie” MacLeod (MacNeil) and husband Jack, Flora “Mae” MacIntyre (MacNeil) and husband John Dan, Annie MacIsaac (MacNeil) and husband Hugh. Catherine left Brook Village (Nova Scotia, Canada) at a young age to work and study in the United States. Nursing was her chosen profession and she continued on that path for many years. She cared deeply for her patients, with much compassion. She made her home in New York, and married the love of her life, Jeremiah Dennehy from Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. Together they enjoyed a life filled with kindness. They were as devoted to each other as they were to their faith. She will be missed and remembered for her quick wit, heart of gold, generosity and loving ways towards anyone she met. She was a true gem and great role model to her many nieces and nephews and their families. She will be certainly missed by treasured niece, Mary MacIntyre-Provataris, who cared for her for the past number of years, ensuring that Catherine remained in and enjoyed the comfort of her own home. Her Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 8th at 10 a.m. in Corpus Christi Church, Woodside, N.Y. May her journey onward be as fantastic as she was. [The Chronicle Herald] [read more …] “Death Notice: Catherine Dennehy, NY at age 102”