Millstreet Calendar 2020 – Just a Few Need Recall

In a small few cases of the recently launched Millstreet Calendar 2020 a printing error has been discovered in that the months of February and November are missing and there is an advertisement for some business in another part of Ireland.   If you discover that you have bought one of these incorrectly printed Calendars please contact Millstreet Community Council and a replacement will be provided.   Apologies regarding this but it only relates to a very small number of the popular Calendar.  (S.R.)

Dan, Mary, Margaret and Noel encourage everyone to support the Millstreet Calendar 2020 Project. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 10th December

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

The lashing  snowy rain and high winds and thunder and lightening didn’t  deter our St.Vincent de Paul committee from hosting their annual church gate collection at the weekend. They took refuge in the church porch which gave them a degree of shelter but it was still a trying task. And now that the collection is over, their work is only beginning. We are indeed indebted to this dedicated group who carry out this work every year. They work tirelessly to bring  help to many in accordance with the various  needs. And their work goes on right up to the last minute on Christmas Night. Their main concern is that some people might be left out, so they are asking those who are in need to let them know. Every case will be dealt with in strictest privacy and respect.

Congratulations to Betty Corbett, Gurrane who won €1000 on the Maura and Daithi  Show on Monday.

Christmas Parties are being held at a great rate all over the place and I havn’t a hope of keeping pace with them all. The people of Aubane held theirs on Friday night.  The Mass was said by Canon John, the Church choir attended and the readings were done by the people of the locality. In his homily the Canon praised the efforts of the local committee for the great work they do in keeping rural Ireland and its customs and folklore alive and well. A large crowd attended and there were a few newcomers, some from other lands and the closeness of the event gave rise to new friendships and conversation. Following the mouthwatering refreshments, the Colmhaltas Group took the stage and played some lilting music that set some toes a-tapping. Following that we had local beauty, Breda Moynihan ,better known as a Diamond Sister and she had us all joining in at a rousing sing-song. We had young children and some bordering 90, all enjoying the same entertainment in a close and friendly setting, how could you ask for more. Many thanks to the people of Aubane and long may their Social Centre continue to flourish.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 10th December”

MAUREEN O SULLIVAN CORK’S HOMELESS APPEAL

MAUREEN O SULLIVAN

CORK’S HOMELESS APPEAL

Each year a group of local volunteers pack 25 Christmas hampers for the homeless in association with Maureen O Sullivan and Simon Community in the SMA building in Wilton, Cork City.

What we need:

Small boxes of teabags

Small jars of Coffee

Pot noodles

Breakfast bars

Cup of soups

Small tins of beans

Small tins of fruit

Small tins of fish i.e. tuna, salmon, sardines

Small jars of jam

Small packets of biscuits and crackers

Small boxes of chocolates

PERSONAL ITEMS:

Warm hats

Gloves

Socks

Scarves

Small deodorants and body washes

Facecloths and soap

Toothbrushes and toothpaste

This is just a Christmas token we like to do each year so any help is greatly appreciated.

Collection points –

O’Regan’s Mills, Station Road, Millstreet

Anglands Shop, Dromagh

Boherbue Educare Centre

All goods will be collected by 19th December

 

Playground Funding: IRD LEADER Success 

Millstreet Town Park Committee are delighted to share the publication below by IRD Duhallow officially announcing the signing  of contracts for EU Leader funding of  €55,455.41 towards the Playground Project.

Our shortfall is ever reducing and we have now crossed the €100,000 mark of the €120,000 required.  Please continue to support the ongoing fundraising happening locally so that we can ensure the new Playground is in place for Summer 2020

TO DONATE:   If you wish to make a personal or business donation 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 donation we would be delighted to hear from you at [millstreettownpark@gmail.com]

Little Luke O’ Sullivan to the forefront of the Millstreet Group, with Geraldine O’Leary, Noel Collins, Jerry Lehane and Denis Hickey, Councillor Bernard Moynihan, Councillor Gerard Murphy, Mary Hayes, Cork County Council, and Conor Judge, Maura Walsh and Anne Maria Bourke of IRD Duhallow.

[read more …] “Playground Funding: IRD LEADER Success “

Darragh Shares All-Ireland Cup with Neighbours & Friends

To show his sincere appreciation to his Neighbours and Friends who have been so hugely supportive to his sporting career over the past year – even the printing of a wonderfully impressive road sign in the Liscahane and Cloghoula areas – Darragh Cashman, his Parents and Family arranged to share the All-Ireland Cup with All during a photo opportunity session in Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Wednesday, 4th Dec. 2019 at 8pm.  Also on display was Darragh’s All-Star Award.  Here we share two of the group images from the uplifting event.  (S.R.)

Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday Evening

We thank Presenter, John Greene for information about this evening’s programme 7 to 8pm on C103.  (S.R.)

In this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene pays a visit to a small grocery shop in Bandon, where four generations have withstood fire and floods, World War2, a recession, changes in social habits and the challenge of Multi Nationals.

We meet the West Cork based press photographer who took the iconic photograph of an eighteen year old lady Diana Spencer in the see-through dress.

And on a lighter note from the archives…….we get to impart some correct information on a new signing at Old Trafford to a mis-informed former legend of the club. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday Evening”

Wonderfully Successful Christmas Jumper Challenge Run 2019 Supporting Irish Cancer Society

Setting out from Millstreet GAA Community Hall at 10:30 this Saturday morning, 7th Dec. 2019 and coordinated by Millstreet Athletic Club this year’s Christmas Jumper Challenge Run in aid of Irish Cancer Society was a wonderful success with many enthusiastic and energetic runners (and walkers) participating.  Our pictures capture the scene before setting off on the run.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Annual Appeal This Weekend

Church door collections in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place at all Masses on this coming weekend 7th & 8th Dec. 2019 (Sat. night and Sun. morning) outside Churches in Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, Derrinagree, Dromagh and Kilcorney. Your generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated.   We thank Mona for the alert.  (S.R.)

If you are in need of help from St. Vincent de Paul in the Millstreet or surrounding areas, please ring (087) 9597900

[read more …] “St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Annual Appeal This Weekend”

Parish Newsletter – 8th December, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday of Advent – 8th December, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<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:

RECENT DEATHS: Mary Murphy, Waterville; Ellen O’Sullivan, Cloghoulamore.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Denis & Kitty O’Sullivan, Rathduane
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Sheila Sherlock, Drishane View
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Eileen, Michael & Tony Moynihan, Coalpits
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. John D., Noreen & Mary Murphy, Inchileagh

ANNIVESARIES: Daniel O’Connell, West End; Donal & Nora Murphy, Killarney Road; Margaret Reen, Main Street; Denis & the deceased members of the Cashman Family, Tullig; Mary Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; Denis Buckley, Mountleader; Con Buckley, Dooneen; Lily Moore, Liscreagh; Jack & the deceased members of the Kelleher & Bennett families, Dromsicane; Francie Herlihy, Glountane; Noel Lehane, Two Gneeves; Tony Veart, Ahane; Noreen O’Keeffe-Finn, Millstreet & Dromina; Timmy & the deceased members of the Sheehan Family, Killavullen.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 8th December, 2019”

Ellen O’Sullivan (née Lane), Cloghoulamore / Kilcorney

The death has occurred of Ellen O’Sullivan (née Lane), Cloghoulamore / Kilcorney. Late of Horsemount, Kilcorney. On December 6th 2019, peacefully and in the presence of her family, wife of the late Peter and mother of Mary, Dan, Eileen (O Shea), Mick, Jerry and Kathleen (Creedon), sister of the late Dan, Kitty, Denis and Patricia. Deeply regretted by her family, daughters in law Margaret and Nicola, sons in law Con and Paudie, sisters Nora, Peggy and Mary, brother Thade, brothers in law, sisters in law, beloved grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends. “May she rest in Peace”
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Saturday evening, rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Sunday evening from 6pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am with burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]

Christmas at Mallow Credit Union: Millstreet

The Board of Directors, Management & Staff would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas & peaceful New Year. Here are the opening hours for our Millstreet branch over the festive period:

Competition Time!
Pop into our Millstreet branch and enter our Christmas Elfie Competition to be in with a chance of winning a €50 One for All Gift Card. Simply take a quick pic and send it to us via Facebook or Instagram!

The Ambulance Heroes in our Sky

Listen below to Jerry O’Sullivan of Radio Kerry bringing you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at the base of Ireland’s first charity air ambulance, the Irish Community Rapid Response service. Jerry visited the base in Rathcoole, Millstreet, where spoke to Ruth Bruton and John Murray where he learned that they actually have two helicopters in Rathcoole, and about the technical goings on behind the scene, and how they are funded:

[read more …] “The Ambulance Heroes in our Sky”

Millstreet Vintage Club AGM Report 2019

Millstreet Vintage Club held a very successful AGM at The Parish Centre in Millstreet on last Thursday Night Dec 5th
with a strong Attendance who heard Dan O`Riordan Club Secretary outlining and recapping on a very successful and busy year for the Club in 2019 with many great events being held over the year including a highly successful Charity Truck Run,Car Runs,Tractor Runs, Barbeque,Cars/Chat/Coffee Mornings,Model Show etc taking place and as a result the Club raised over €22,000 along the way during the year as well for some very worthy Charities including Alzheimhers, Millstreet Pipe Band,Cullen Pipe Band,Cork Simon,Bumbulance for Children,CART Rural Transport Carriganima and ICRR Air Ambulance.

Myra Sheehan Club Treasurer gave a detailed Financial Report for the year gone by while Club Chairman Donie Lucey in his address thanked all Club Members,Fellow Committee Members and anyone else who helped and supported the Club during the Course of the year gone by.

Following this a New Committee for the Club was Elected as Follows:
Geff O`Sullivan-President
John Barry-Vice President
Dan Barry-Chairman
Luke Hurley/Donie Lucey-Vice Chairman
Dan O`Riordan-Secretary
Tim Lucey-Assistant Secretary
Myra Sheehan-Treasurer
Tom Mulcahy-Assistant Treasurer
Bernard Crowley-PRO
Willie Fitzgerald/Daniel Lane-Safety Officer
John O’Riordan-Equipment Officer        Ita Fitzgerald/Myra Sheehan-Club Membership Officer 

Millstreet Vintage Club are again planning on having a Busy year in 2020 with many of the Events held during the past year being planned again with the first Event of the year taking place on Sunday Jan 19 which will be a Cars/Coffee/Chat Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice to be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel,further details of this Event and all the other Events to take place during 2020 will follow shortly.
The Club is always open to New Members and if you want to find out more about joining the Club give Dan Barry a Call on 087 2680011 or Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569 or you can contact any Club Member and please do check out our Twitter Page https://twitter.com/MillstreetV for updates, and you can check us out on Facebook as well at https://www.facebook.com/Millstreet-Vintage-Club-1235187116516958/ or send an email to <email>

Bernard Crowley

 Club PRO.

 

Intentions or Offering Tree in aid of Millstreet Community Hospital

A tree will be in the Bank of Ireland Millstreet branch from December 9th, 2019 to January 6th 2020, to raise funds for our local community hospital.  You write your intention or offerings on it and hang it off the tree and donate whatever you like. Your support is much appreciated.

 

Aubane Social Club Christmas Diary of Events

Aubane Social Club Christmas Diary of Events

This Friday 6th December – Switching on of Christmas Lights at Aubane Cross at 8 pm followed by Aubane Community Mass & Party at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre with Refreshments and Entertainment.

Monday 23 December – Set Dancing Christmas Party Night.

Wednesday 25 December Annual Christmas Morning Climb starting at 10.30 am – Bucket Collection all proceeds going to Aubane Community Centre Renovations Fund.

Friday 27 December – Around the Fireside a Night of Songs,Music and Yearns at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre.

 

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Millstreet Calendar 2020 Now On Sale in Various Local Shops

The recently launched Millstreet Calendar 2020 is proving very popular and is now on sale throughout Millstreet in many shops and outlets.   Selling at €7.00 each – profits from this year’s Calendars are being donated to Millstreet’s Children’s Playground Development Project.   Many people have already posted multiple copies of the Calendar abroad to Relatives and Friends.

Dan, Mary, Margaret and Noel of Millstreet Community Council encourage everyone to support the Millstreet Calendar 2020 Project. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

AGM of Millstreet & District Housing Association

The AGM of Millstreet & District Housing Association (Millstreet Day Centre) will take place on Wednesday 11th December @ 7.30pm in the Day Centre. Local Support in attendance would be very much appreciated. We are trying to encourage more volunteers to get involved with the Centre so come along to the AGM to learn more!

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to express their sincere gratitude and thank Jerry Casey  of  Casey  Construction  for a significant donation to the Playground Project.  Come on Millstreet entrepreneurs and show your local business spirit like Casey Construction!  TO DONATE:   If you are in business locally or just like swings and slides and wish to make a donation 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 donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  (millstreettownpark@gmail.com)

[read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”