Ciarán steps up to Irish Under 16s

The best of luck to Ciarán O’Sullivan from Cullen who plays with Cork City Football Club U15’s, who has been called up to play with the Irish U16 football team in the Victory Shield Tournament which is being held in Wrexham in North Wales from October 28th to November 1st. They will play Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. Ciarán was capped last year with the U15’s when he played in Spain and Cyprus. This will be his first cap at the U16 level.

[read more …] “Ciarán steps up to Irish Under 16s”

Eily’s Report – 22nd October

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

The first frosts of winter were crisp on everything when we got up on Monday morning. The sudden drop in temperatures sent us  reaching for our warm boots and scarves. But the noon sun came out and melted it all away.

On Sunday last which was Mission Sunday, some fruits of the earth were placed on the Alter for all Masses and the Priest thanked the Lord for the abundance food for both man and beast which the land produced over the past number of months and prayed for the hands that worked on them.  The choir sang hymns appropriate for the occasion.”All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all”.     Buíochas le Dia.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 22nd October”

Playground Funding: Cinnamon Coffee Morning

Millstreet Town Park Committee  would like to thank Anna, Daria and Ela of Cinnamon Cafe  for kindly giving up their time (and on their day off!) next Sunday 27 October to host a coffee morning in support  of the Town Park Playground project.  Fantastic community spirit  ladies – thank you.  Please see full notice below


If coffee,cake and chats are not your thing remember TO DONATE you may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

If you wish to confirm your contribution  or hold your own fundraiser we would be delighted to hear from you at <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

[read more …] “Playground Funding: Cinnamon Coffee Morning”

Cullen Community Centre presents the Shandrum Céilé Band and guests on Saturday the 23rd November in Cullen Church

Cullen Community Centre are hosting a concert with the Shandrum Céilí Band and guests on Saturday the 23rd of November in Cullen Church. This promises to be a great night and all proceed will go to  Cullen Community Centre.

Conferring at UCC – Michael Howard of Kilcorney

Michael Howard, Kilcorney who was conferred with a degree of Master of Planning & Sustainable Development (MPlan) at UCC today (Monday 21st Oct. 2019). Pictured with girlfriend Aoife Murphy and parents Mary and Donie Howard.   Sincere congratulations to Michael.  Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Sports People Supreme Participating in III ITFU Taekwondo Open World Championships in Sardinia

Over 30 Irish competitors will strike out from Ireland to Sardinia this week to complete in the III ITFU Taekwondo Open World Championships. Millstreet will be well represented with Connie Vaughan and Shannon Murphy;  Joshua O’Sullivan, Ballydaly;  Rachel Gaffney, Dooneen;  Michael Thornton, Drishanebeg;  Brother and Sister duo, Sadhb O’Connor & Emmet O’Connor, Millstreet;  Mother & Daughter duo Aoife & Carsíosa Foley, Rathcoole. It has been a tough training regime under Grand Master Don Dalton and fantastic Achievement for all of them to get this far. Go n-éirí an bóthar libh go léir. We thank Mary O’Sullivan for the picture and caption. Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” on Bere Island C103 7pm Sunday

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

This week on Where the road takes me,  John Greene heads for Bere Island, just off the Castletownbere coast on the Beara Peninsula.

He meets up with five people on the island, each with their own story to tell, but one thing in common –  they are all involved with Bere Island Community Radio. 

The island is a partner in the EU Grassroots Wavelength project which aims to set up low power community stations in rural communities in Europe.

Broadcasting three hours per week, Bere Island is joined on the project by Romania, Portugal and Madeira.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on Bere Island C103 7pm Sunday”

Parish Newsletter – Mission Sunday – 20th October, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twenty Nineth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mission Sunday – 20th October, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <millstreet@dioceseofkerry.ie> 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:

RECENT DEATHS: Jim O’Connor, West End; Ben Flahive [2], Frankfield, Cork

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. John B “Shamrock” Murphy, West End & the deceased members of the Murphy Family, Kiskeam & the Burke Family, Shanballymore.
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. People of the Parish
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Con Kerins, Lisnaboy
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. John Lucey, Minor Row.

ANNIVERSARIES: Julia Creedon, Liscahane; Michael Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower; Mary McSweeney, Cloghoulamore; Denis Desmond, Liscahane; Paul & Mary Fitzgerald, Clara Road & their son Paul; Jack & Peggy Cronin, Drishanemore; John O’Connell, Dooneen; Nicholas Tarrant, Gortavehy; Noel & Mary Horgan, Cork; Maura McCarthy, Kanturk; Paddy & Margaret Burke, Kanturk.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – Mission Sunday – 20th October, 2019”

Christmas Cabaret – Coolcower House

As there is no venue available to host the Annual Pantomime, Lee Valley Panto Group have decided to assist 4 charities this year by performing Christmas Candlelight Cabaret at Coolcower House, Macroom, on the 13th and 14th of December. The charities are as follows:   Marymount Hospice,  Macroom Hospital,  St. Vincent De Paul, and Sullane Haven.

If you would like to get involved in any way on or off stage you are very welcome.  It is hoped that there will be no more than 4 or 5 rehearsals, lots of great singing, hilarious comedy and some exciting magic.  Pre-show menu will be available by contacting Coolcower House directly (026) 41695. Tickets to cabaret including Christmas drink reception €20.

GOOD NEWS FOR CHILDREN: There will be a special Sing-A-Long Christmas performance for children’s chorus on Sunday 15th from 2.30 to 4pm, with many surprises including a very welcome Christmas guest. There should be no more than three rehearsal for children and admission to this event is free of charge. This will be action packed with singing, dancing lots of fun and more. All enquiries to Ann at 087 2755080.

37th National Dairy Show   

37th National Dairy Show             

Saturday 19th October 2019

Green Glens Arena – Millstreet – Co. Cork

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The 37th National Dairy Show to take place in Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Saturday 19th October

As autumn beckons thoughts turn to the last agricultural show of the year, the National Dairy Show, which takes place on Saturday 19th October in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.

The fun, family, farming day out offers something for everyone and has steadily grown into Ireland’s premier indoor agricultural event. The Show always offers a wide range of attractions and this year is no different with an extended Trade Stand area with over 150 trade exhibits, marketing agricultural based products and equipment.

A new addition to the Show this year are the informative, bite-size seminars from leading companies in the agricultural industry offering further advice and insight to help farmers in their day to day business, so make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to meet and discuss with suppliers of a wide range of products from the latest in milking technology to animal nutrition, veterinary products, detergents, animal dosing, AI companies and leading financial institutions to name but a few.

The National Dairy Show has been designed to attract an audience throughout the farming community and on the day live demonstrations will promote the latest in hoof care restraining equipment as well as up to date hoof pairing technology. Tractor and loader demos and bale slicing demos will also feature with up to eight manufacturers participating alongside a wide range of machinery on display; surely not to be missed!

Farm safety will also be included, particularly in relation to prevention of farm accidents, which is always close to our hearts and Gardai will also be on hand to discuss rural crime prevention.

The Show always brings something different to the event and this year introduces a sheepdog and ducks demonstration as well as bespoke seminars from the experts and not forgetting tempting food tastings and light bites from local producers as well as full restaurant facilities within the complex.

Cattle handling competitions showcasing young handlers from throughout Ireland always add an air of excitement to the day as the audience in Millstreet has the opportunity to see the cream of Holstein Friesian and Jersey cattle before the Irish Examiner Supreme Champion is crowned to the waiting crowds later that afternoon. This year the Show are delighted to welcome Swiss judge, Erhard Junker, who will officiate at the event as he brings a wealth of experience from Shows across Europe.

[read more …] “37th National Dairy Show   “

Death Notice: Jim O’Connor, West End

The death has occurred of Jim O’Connor, West End, Millstreet, Cork. Passed away peacefully on October 16th 2019 in the care of the ICU staff in CUH, son of Kathleen(Fanny) and the late Ted O’Connor, brother of Jerry, Neil and Maurice. Sadly missed by his loving mother, brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, friends and colleagues in the F.C.A.
Lying in Repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on today Thursday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip] [f]

 

[read more …] “Death Notice: Jim O’Connor, West End”

Playground Funding: Please Donate & Thank You

At a recent meeting Millstreet Town Park Committee formally resolved to express their sincere gratitude and thank the following for their donations towards the proposed new Playground

  • Mr Patrick W O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA for  a personal donation of €500. Patrick’s great grandfather hailed from Millstreet. Patrick is very proud of his Irish heritage and is a huge supporter of all things Millstreet since he first visited our Town in 2013 and returning 5 times, most recently in September. Patrick has kindly opted to have his donation published in the hope that it will encourage other “Sráiders” at home and abroad to make a donation to the Playground project.
  • Millstreet Pitch n Putt Club  for a contribution of €500  in addition to their annual club subscription.
  • Irina Popova and Justyna Marynowska of Infinite Arts Centre  who have already raised €240 from their Saturday morning  Yoga workshops.  The final fundraising workshop takes place  Saturday 19th October 9-11am in the Parish Centre.   Places are still available so don’t be shy to be a Yogi!
  • Millstreet Community Council, Millstreet GAA Club, Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club and Millstreet Camogie Club who have rallied together and kindly forfeited the most recent instalment due from the Local Lotto  sales in support of the Playground Project resulting in an additional €12,000 being donated.

We are still a long way short from the money needed so we are again calling on all Sráiders to dig deep and make whatever contribution you can … every little helps.

We will continue to keep you posted on upcoming fundraising initiatives and progress on grant applications.

TO DONATE:   If you wish to make a financial contribution towards the funding for a new playground for our Town Park you may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2

(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account.

(3) send a cheque payable to “Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FÁS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

If you wish to confirm your contribution  or hold your own fundraiser we would be delighted to hear from you at <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

[read more …] “Playground Funding: Please Donate & Thank You”

Knocknagree Ladies Football Annual Family Bingo in Cullen

Knocknagree Ladies Football Annual Family Bingo will be held in Cullen Community Centre on Sunday November 3rd at 3pm. Books are €15, €10, and €5. Shop and raffle on the day. Everyone welcome and all support is appreciated. For any further information or to sponsor a line or full house or to donate a raffle prize please cal Catherine on (083) 3498778.

[read more …] “Knocknagree Ladies Football Annual Family Bingo in Cullen”

Last chance to Enter the Aubane Social Club Draw,the Draw will take place next Friday Night Oct 18th

LAST CHANCE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS TO GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THIS GREAT PRIZE.

A stay at the beautiful Kinsale Hotel and Spa awaits you!!!!

DRAW TAKES PLACE FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2019.

Winner will be announced on Friday night

Get your tickets for your chance to win the 1st Prize a 1 night winter break in the beautiful luxurious Kinsale hotel and Spa. Tickets available from Noreen Kelleher Secretary 0879486673 or John Kelleher Chairman 0861942161. Whats not to like about beautiful Kinsale!!!! If you are not in can’t win!!

2nd Prize a Hamper.

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday Featuring Interviews with Three Wonderful 2019 American Visitors

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” our 10pm Interview is with Patrick W. O’Leary who shares his wonderfully positive feelings at the end of his recent visit to Millstreet and beyond.   And together we meet with Patrick’s sister, Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary) of Louisville, Kentucky and James Wickham formerly of New York now residing in Minnesota, USA – all having a great chat at Cinnamon Restaurant.  All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

From left: Patrick W. O’Leary (USA), Bishop William Crean, Fr. Winters and I at Rededication of Kilcorney Church. Patrick’s Interview will be broadcast at 10pm tonight.
American Visitors Eileen Murphy and James Wickham can be heard chatting following Patrick’s interview at 10pm tonight.
Twin brothers Paudie and John Healy celebrating their 60th Birthday in Killarney (full feature later).
Recent AGM of Drishane Region Project.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade of mid-1990s promoting local industry (from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archive).
Angela Sheehan participating in the recent Rathmore Fashion Show in aid of the Friends of the Children of Chernobyl. (Full feature to follow later).

The O’Keeffe Family with Visitors at the hugely successful Model Toy Show held at the Family’s K&L Transport Centre venue.                                                                                                                                            Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using mobile number.  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.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday Featuring Interviews with Three Wonderful 2019 American Visitors”