Patricia Expresses Sincere Thanks

Patricia Guerin would like to thank most sincerely her Family and Friends and All those who were so good to her during her treatment.  Especially All those who prayed and had Masses said for her.   And heartfelt thanks to All those who gave of their time to take her for her treatment.   Masses have been offered for the intentions of All.   Thanking everyone most sincerely – Patricia Guerin.  (S.R.)

Voting for MCS Students Regarding Their ECOUNESCO Projects

The Large Flowered Butterworth

Pictured yesterday at Kippagh is a Large Flowered Butterworth, currently in bloom in the hills around Millstreet. It is a native of the upland acid bogs of Cork and Kerry. While it has beautiful flowers, the leaves below are carnivorous!!  Insects walk or fly onto the leaves, which roll at their edges to prevent escape – an unlikely occurrence – since butterworts possess the strongest natural glues known.  These leaves exude enzymes which digest certain parts of the insect’s body, the plant absorbing essential nourishment. After digestion the dry insect husk blows away. Butterworts overwinter as rootless resting buds. (You can see the insects on the leaves above 💀) [1 [read more …] “The Large Flowered Butterworth”

“Where the Road Takes Me” C103 This Sunday at 7

We thank Presenter John Greene for providing advance information on this evening’s programme.  (S.R.) 

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene travels to Dripsey to meet Mags McCarthy.

If you’re not familiar with her music and dancing, there’s a very good reason.   The past number of years have been spent abroad, expanding her career worldwide – in over forty two countries to be precise.

Having learned to dance at the age of four and mastered  many a musical instrument, her big break came when she was asked to join the Irish dance troupe – Rhythm of the Dance’ [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” C103 This Sunday at 7″

Parish Newsletter – 19th May, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Fifth Sunday of Easter – 19th May, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
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:

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Donal Guiney, Drishane Road
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. John Guerin, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. The deceased members of the Lehane & McElvey families
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Denis O’Hare, Coole

ANNIVERSARIES: Mamie Twomey, Mill View; Tony Galvin, Main Street; Timothy Kelleher, The Bridge; Nell Twomey, Pound Hill; David McAuliffe, Canon O’Donovan Centre; Michael Lucey, Clara Road; Mary & Peter Cremin, Flintfield; Michael McSweeney, Flintfield; Jimmy Buckley, Aubane; Bob O’Sullivan, Gortavehy; John Dineen, Cahirbarnagh; Eileen Murphy, Kippagh; Paddy Murphy, Rathduane House; Timmy O’Callaghan, Banteer; Nuala Joyce, Cullen & Tralee; Joan Cronin, Kilcorney; The deceased members of the O’Shea family, Coachford.

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Aubane Social Club 271 Years Anniversary Butter Road Walk in association with the IRD Bealtaine Festival on Sunday 26th May

Aubane Social Club are holding the 271 years Anniversary Butter Road Walk in association with the IRD Bealtaine Festival on Sunday 26th May at 2.00pm,the Walk will start from The Aubane Community Centre where John Kelleher will be your Guide as the walk makes its way on to the Kerrymans Table and will then return back to the Community Centre for Refreshments,Everybody very Welcome to attend.

First Mushera Platform Dance of the Season on Tommorrow Sunday May 19th

First Mushera Platform Dance of the Season on Tommorrow Sunday May 19th with Music by Tim Joe and Ann From 3 to 5.30pm,No Cover Charge,Everybody Welcome.

Millstreet Community Council Congratulates Mark & Darragh

Noel Buckley, Chairman, Millstreet Community Council Ltd. extends sincere congratulations to Mark Ellis having been selected at centre-back for the Cork Hurlers for their vital game against Limerick on Sunday, 19th May 2019.   Hope he has a great game.   Also – Millstreet Community Council wishes to pay tribute to Darragh Cashman for his superb displays with Cork Minor Footballers.  (S.R.)

Result:  Limerick 1-19 Cork 1-26 🙂

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Upcoming Events at McCarthys Bar Millstreet

Charity Table Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night May 24th at 8.30 pm for Pieta House,why not come along for a Good Night Out for a Great Cause,Everybody Welcome.  

Saturday Night May 25th : Music by Autumn Gold

Bank Holiday Saturday Night June 1st : Music by The Rogues

Bank Holiday Sunday Night : Music by Anthony Lehane

The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy: New CD by the Shandrum Céilí Band

The new CD by the The Shandrum Céilí Band ‘The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy’ is being launched. If you want to get your hands on a copy as soon as possible, get yourself to our CD launch in Buttevant on Saturday night at 8pm!

[read more …] “The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy: New CD by the Shandrum Céilí Band”

Presentation N.S. Team Wins Duhallow Schools Final Today in Knocknagree

Sincere congratulations to the wonderfully talented Presentation N.S. Football Team who this Friday morning (17th May 2019) in Knocknagree won the prestigious Duhallow Football Schools Final 2019. Pictured here with their dedicated Coach/Trainers Michele O’Callaghan (on left) and Deirdre O’Mahony. We share 10 images from the royal welcome received when the Team arrived back in to their School in Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Death Notice: Pat Kelleher, Kilkenny / Millstreet / Mullingar

Kelleher (Newpark Lawn, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny and late of Millstreet, Co. Cork and Mullingar, Co. Westmeath) on 15th May 2019, peacefully, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Pat, (formerly of Coillte), beloved husband of the late Kathleen and much loved father of Padhraic, Gabriel, Ciarán and Ronan, sadly missed by his loving sons, brother Con, sister Nora, daughters-in-law Helen, Delia, Marzena and Sinéad, grandchildren Daniel, David, Matthew, Ava and Samuel, extended family and friends. Rest In Peace.

Reposing in Johnston’s Funeral Home, John’s Green, Kilkenny on Friday (May 17th) from 5pm with Funeral Prayers at 6.15pm followed by removal to St. John’s Church. Requiem Mass on Saturday afternoon at 4pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Kieran’s Cemetery. House private please. [rip] [kclr]

Wonderful Afternoon Tea, Superb Concert and Colourful Plant & Card Sale at Cuan Mhuire, Farnanes on Thurs. 23rd May 2 -5pm

We thank Marie Casey for alerting us to this very special event which promises to be a truly uplifting occasion. A royal welcome awaits everyone.   Supporting Cuan Mhuire is greatly appreciated and encouraged.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Supporting Luke in World Youth Fly Fishing Championships 2019

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Thomas Galvin – one of the dedicated Fundraisers supporting Luke O’Donoghue as Irish Representative at the forthcoming World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in August 2019 in the Czech Republic. We wish Luke every success and encourage support for this major occasion.  (S.R.)

Recalling Eurovision 1993 on its 26th Anniversary Today – 15th May 2019

Today, Wednesday 15th May 2019 marks the exact 26th Anniversary of the magnificent Eurovision Song Contest held on Sat. 15th May 1993 at 8pm in Millstreet’s superb Green Glens Arena where Noel C. Duggan and Family accorded a royal welcome to the world on this hugely historic and highly significant event.  To mark the occasion we have delved into our Millstreet Museum Archives to share just a small selection of images recalling such a fascinating and forever memorable time here in Millstreet.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we continue below sharing 13 more images of the truly magical occasion: [read more …] “Recalling Eurovision 1993 on its 26th Anniversary Today – 15th May 2019”

Millstreet TKD gradings in Athlone

Millstreet Taekwondo Club members travelled to Athlone last weekend to take grading exams which would promote them to the next level. After almost six hours of training and examination, six fantastic young Duhallow people successfully passed. So Millstreet Taekwondo Club now has five new First Degree Black Belts in Sliabh O’Connor, Rachel Gaffney, Triona Desmond, Michael Thornton and Sean O’Keeffe. Promoted to 2nd degree was Joshua O’Sullivan. So many hours of training paid off. Well done to everyone.

[read more …] “Millstreet TKD gradings in Athlone”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces James Wickham from USA  (pictured below following our chat at Cinnamon Restaurant, West End, Millstreet) with treasured family roots near Ballydaly.  All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below  to be uploaded later.   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.)

A Farewell

Now I am bound for a far foreign shore
Farewell to the schoolmates I left in Rathmore
Like wise Nohovil that was once dear to me, and my fond relations is sweet Knocknagree.
Farewell and adieu to each smiling lass with whom I had many a pint and a glass, it is on them I’d ponder wherever I roam and my heart it will wander far back to my home.
Farewell to Millstreet that neat little town of honour, and beauty, of fame, and renown, of pleasure, and pastime and sweet unity, and those distant fond objects remind me of thee

II
Farewell to the groves round sweet Coomlegane
the pond and the castle to the East lies Drishane
Charming Mount Leader with its murmuring rills,
and its tapering heather grows tall o’er the hills.
Farewell to Kilmeedy that romantic maze that stood so attractive to the travellers gaze
With its gigantic walls that were built in days of yore, by that once proud chieftain called McCarthy Mor

III
In the West Clara Mountain comes next in my view where from each crystal fountain its source did persue
Where the verdure of Spring and the heather flowers grow and the bright milk maid singing in that valley below,

Its down by that Mountain by each cooling shade by Clara and Mt Leader right oft times I strayed and its heathery slopes where I once laid my brow and its castles and cascades of the banks of Finnow

[read more …] “A Farewell”

Public Meeting at Aubane Community Centre on this Tuesday 14 May at 8.00 pm.(Meeting is in Relation to Poor Condition of Roads and Bridges in the Area)

The Aubane Social Club are hosting a Public Meeting at Aubane Community Centre on tonight Tuesday 14 May at 8.00 pm.This Meeting is in relation to the condition of the Bridges at Aubane Creamary and at the approach of Aubane Community Centre and the condition of the Tooreenbawn Road which is very dangerous. We hope Public Representatives will be there on the Night. We are asking the PUBLIC TO TURN UP AND HAVE THEIR SAY.

Eily’s Report – 14th May

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.                                 .

 

The fine spell goes on and  spirits are rising more with every sunny day .And all those who took part in the Darkness into Light walk were compensated for their efforts by the Heaven Sent Dawn of that day. Very few homes in the country were without a representative walking for this great cause in aid of suicide prevention and we pray that the outcome will bear fruit a hundred fold. The crowds get bigger every year and it’s becoming a fact that if you do it once you’ll never miss it again.

The Monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms tonight starting at nine, all members please attend.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 14th May”

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

Our juvenile Racers were in Greenmount, Limerick Racecourse on Friday last competing in the first round of a three week league. This is a great opportunity for kids to get involved in racing in a safe traffic free environment using the 2km track outside the race course. We were represented in all age groups with Abbey Dennehy taking to the track for her first race at under 10 level. Well done to all our competitors. Keenan Dennehy, Nicholas Buckley and Kate Murphy (3rd) featured in the Under 12 race with Daniel Bradley, Aidan Morley(3rd) and Dinny Murphy (1st) in the Under 14 event. Finally Ciaran Finnegan (3rd) and Ben Murphy (1st) took on the under 16 event. Well done to all the participants and good luck over the coming two weeks as the league points are accumulated to determine the overall positions. Congratulations to Ben Murphy on making the six man U16 Irish team for next week races in Shrewsbury, UK. Hard luck to Amy Fleming on missing out on the U14 girls Irish team for next week due to a crash last week that put her out of Kanturk which was last selection race. But watch this space she will be back……. The Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy Cycles Summer League starts this week and will every Tuesday night for the Summer with races for adults and Juveniles. Well done to all the Club members, young and not so young, who took part in the Twin Peaks challenge organised by Killarney Cycling Club on Sunday last and well done to Killarney for organising such a well-run event and some club members did the remembering Zoe cycle in Abbeyfeale.

Preparations are ongoing for the Inaugural Sliabh Luachra CC Youth Races for Juniors, U16, U14 & U12 Boys & Girls on June 16th at Knocknagree. Launch of The Sliabh Luacra Cycling Club Sportive will take place on Tuesday 14th in Teach Iosagain special Guests Aidan O’Mahony Donnacha O’Connor and Michelle Finn. The sportive is on 30th June next with 3 routes to choose from.

Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.