Historic Signs Then & Now – 1992 and 2019

On Thursday, 22nd August 2019 Nora McSweeney in the company of her son, Fr. James – very kindly presented to Millstreet Museum the official Country Markets Ltd. Sign which was in use in Millstreet at the hugely popular Friday Country Market held weekly in Millstreet GAA Community Hall from 1992 until 2006.  Nora dedicatedly brought the now familiar Sign every Friday from her home to the Market and then took it back home again as Nora was the Official Keeper of the Sign.   And we also view a further very impressive new Sign put in place by Millstreet Community School and Millstreet GAA wishing Sportsmen supreme – Darragh Cashman and Luke Murphy every success in the upcoming All-Ireland event in Croke Park.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Historic Signs Then & Now – 1992 and 2019”

Wind Farm being planned for Mushera and Ballinagree

David contacted us recently about a new wind farm that is being planned for Mushera Mountain, and near Ballinagree. He and others are concerned that wind turbines will destroy the scenic walking route, “the Duhallow Way”, that the wind turbines will pose a serious health hazard to people living near them, and also cause severe disruption to the hen harrier population and wildlife of the Mushera Valley, and is asking people to sign the petition to try to stop this development.

Ballinagree Wind Farm and is a joint venture between Irish forestry company Coillte, and the large Canadian multinational Brookfield Renewables, and is currently in the planning stage.

[read more …] “Wind Farm being planned for Mushera and Ballinagree”

Death Notice: Anna Hartnett, Clara Road

On 20th of August 2019 passed away unexpectedly in Cork University Hospital. Loving wife of the late Noel and dear mother of the late Gillian and sister of the late Dermot and Tim. Deeply regretted by her loving family sons Ben and Conor, daughter Gráinne (Casey), sisters Eileen, Esther and Maura. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Tom, Íde, Paddy and Annamaria, son-in-law Patrick, daughters-in-law Mary and Cristiane, neighbours and friends.
Lying in Repose at her residence on Thursday Rosary at 8pm. Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral, Millstreet (Eircode P51 XF86) on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by Removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet Town. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]

Jerry Lehane Day Tours

September 1st – Ring of Beara
September 8th – East Cork trip visiting Ballycotton, white gate and Ringaskiddy, as well as Ballymaloe House.
September 15th – Glen of Aherlow, the V and Mount Mellery
September 22nd – North Kerry trip
September 29th – Trip to Kilkenny city and one of the largest car boot sales in the country, Callan Co. Kilkenny

To book a seat, contact Jerry 0872833696

“Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00 – Improved Sound Achieved!

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 20th August 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   Tonight it’s Jeannette McDonald and Nelson Eddy who are our featured Artists.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   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 DepartedAnd we are using a new microphone system so hopefully sound quality will improve! And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

All Ireland Under 12 Céilí Band Champions Crossfields. Also included with the Wonderful Winners is their splendidly dedicated Coach – Alan Finn.

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.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.)

 

Magnificent Successes at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019

We thank Helena and Frank O’Connor for kindly sharing these three splendid images captured at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 held in Drogheda.   Sincere congratulations to All the superbly talented Winners.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Muireann O’Connor of Cullen (daughter of Helena and Frank) All-Ireland Winner of the Flute Slow Air Competition in Drogheda.
All Ireland Under 12 Céilí Band Champions “Crossfields”. Also included with the Wonderfully Talented Winners is their splendidly dedicated Coach – Alan Finn.

Part-time Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator

RECRUITING PART TIME THERAPEUTIC RECREATION FACILITATOR

Elderwell Ltd are currently recruiting a part-time Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator in Millstreet starting from Sept 2019.

The facilitator is required to lead and deliver recreational sessions with a focus on improving the quality of life for the elderly living in residential care centres. The facilitator must be committed to the well-being of older people.

Skills & requirements: Excellent communication skills, experience of working with the elderly and experience of working in groups. The facilitator must be Fluent in English (both verbal and written), must have own transport, and must be flexible and committed to their allocated sessions. All employment with Elderwell Ltd is subject to Garda Clearance and Reference Checks.

About the position: Elderwell sessions are run in Residential Homes/Community Hospitals across Cork. The sessions run Monday – Friday. The sessions are usually 1.5hrs in duration on a morning or afternoon, on the same day each week. In some centres Elderwell provide two group sessions on the same day. Elderwell provide ongoing staff support and training. Facilitators mainly work in pairs.

This position would suit someone who is flexible, who is reliable and who is committed to improving the well-being of the Elderly. The position is a high energy position and requires a motivated creative person to deliver the Elderwell programme.

This application closes: 30th August 2019.

Any queries please contact: Nicola Fitzpatrick 089-9561358 or Submit CV by email to <manager@elderwell.ie>

Millstreet Vintage Club Upcoming Events for your Diary

Millstreet Vintage Club upcoming Events for your Diary over the next couple of Months or so.

Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run on Sunday Sept 8th.
Open to all types of Vintage and Classic Cars,
For more Details Contact Luke Hurley on 086 8805437.

CART Tractor Run in Carriganima in aid of the Carriganima Area Rural Transport Service Sunday Sept 15th,For more Details Contact Sean Murphy on 087 2600640 or Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569.

Sunday Oct 13th Millstreet Vintage Club Model and Toy Show,For more Details Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.

 

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Notes

The hard work being made by the Juvenile Club really paid off this weekend at the All Ireland Youth Cycling event held by Lakeside Wheelers in Mullingar. In total we had 11 SLCC juveniles taking part from Under 11 right up to Under 16. In the Time Trial held in the village of Multyfarnham our Under 11 boys team of Nicholas Buckley, Keenan Dennehy and Sean P Fleming rode well just losing out on the Team prize by 3 seconds demonstrating how much they have developed over the last 9 months. Amy Fleming won Bronze in the Under 14 girls TT with Ben Murphy 4th in the Boys Under 16 (again missing out of the podium by a second). Amy went on to win 2 more bronze medals in the Road Race and the criterium. Ciaran Finnegan Aidan Morley Dinny Murphy and Darragh Dennehy completed well in the boys under 15 14 and 13 events. Kate Murphy (Under 12) rounded off an excellent weekend for SLCC winning two Bronze medals in the Road Race and the criterium. All told an very strong weekend of racing by the SLCC Riders – thanks to all the coaches and parents for their support. This week Ben Murphy travels to Austria as part of a six man Ireland Team in the five stage International Radfjugendtour Oststeiermark road race. Ben’s team mates hail from Donegal (Errigal) Tyrone (Island wheelers) Dublin (Orwell) Meath (Bohermeen) along with another local rider David Shine from O Leary Stone Kanturk. Best of luck to the team and their backroom staff for the week. Next up for the juveniles is the Kerry County Championships and the Munster Road Championships this weekend.

Eily’s Report – 20th August

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

A very import meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight. To continue with their plans for Countrywide Heritage Day on September 20.  All interested parties please attend. Meeting starts at 8 pm.

When the Millstreet Summer Horse Show is over it’s a sign that the year is moving on in earnest. The end of summer school holidays is drawing near and the ‘back to school’ drive is on to buy school uniforms and all the other gear that goes with this great annual  occurrence. Family holidays also become a memory and spirits can take a little dive if we allow it to happen. But life is always full of people to meet and things to do.

Having put our biggest ever Summer Horse Show behind us in the past week, the Wheel of Millstreet still keeps on turning as we welcome the International Horse Show Trials this week starting on Thursday.  As I said our Summer Horse Show was the biggest ever, with a twenty per increase in entries over past years. Competitions went on from early morning to well into the night and there was something for everyone. Even discos at the end of the day. The all-weather courses coped well with the heavy rains which thankfully  happened mostly at night-time. And the extra stabling  met the challenge of the  extra demand. Following in the wake of the mighty Dublin Show its great to hear  how Millstreet compares so favourably to the event in the capital. Its well known now for its relaxed atmosphere, free audience entry, personal attention, attention to detail and lots more. The indoor Arena was packed each night where the crowds enjoyed the various competitions in comfort and intimacy. New friends and connections were made in the closeness of the excitement and the banter.  Stuff that can only be found in Millstreet and rural Ireland.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 20th August”

All Ireland Success for Siobhán, Darragh, Leah, Marie and Anna

Congratulations to Siobhán Ní Chróinín who won the Corn Stiofáin Uí hEalaoire for Scéalaíocht.  for Scéalíocht (15-18) in Drogheda last Sunday at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 in Drogheda.

Also, congratulations to Darragh Twomey, Leah Murphy, Marie O’Neill, and Anna Buckley, who also won at the Fleach Cheoil, in the Ceili Band Competition (15-18) as part of the Crossfields Ceili Band.

All that on top of the Under 12 Set which finished second during the week, and Muireann O’Connor of Cullen won the Flute Slow Air Competition (U12) and the  Crossfield Ceili Band Under 12s also won the Ceili Band Competition.

[read more …] “All Ireland Success for Siobhán, Darragh, Leah, Marie and Anna”

Magnificent Response to Sr. Consilio Weekend Collection

Sr. Bríd Clifford, on behalf of the Sr. Consilio Centre in Farran, wishes to express her sincere thanks for the truly magnificent response to last weekend’s Church Gate Collection in Millstreet which amounted to a very impressive total of €1,750.50 in support of this most praiseworthy cause.   When speaking to local organiser Marie Casey of Cloghoula Sr. Bríd indicated that this is one of the largest Church Gate Collections ever received by the Centre.   And a special thanks also from the Bruree Centre in Co. Limerick to the people of Cullen and Millstreet … and beyond for their much appreciated generosity.  Míle buíochas to All for such a very generous response.  (S.R.)

Outstanding Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run in Aubane on Sunday

Millstreet Vintage Club had an Outstanding Turnout for there Tractor Run in Aubane on Sunday last,a big thanks goes out to all the People who came along and supported the Event,Bernard Crowley of Millstreet Vintage Club who headed up the Event was delighted with the response with up to 40 Tractors taking the Road to Ballinagree Show,a great line up of Tractors were present and the Club would would like to thank each and Everyone of you for taking the time out in coming along to the Run,many thanks to all the Aubane Community Centre Team for making us so welcome with fabulous Hospitality and providing a Top Class Venue,to Millstreet Pipe Band for being present today ye were fantastic and a pleasure to Deal with,to the Media and Camera People thanks for all the coverage,to all the Team at Millstreet Vintage Club thanks for all the help and support,the Event would not have been the success that it was without all the help I got beforehand and on the day itself,it made my job very easy,to Mick Duggan and Willie Fitzgerald for driving me around the Route in the Lead Vehicle /Pace Car thanks Lads for doing a Top Class job in keeping the Event running so smoothly,and finally to all at Ballinagree Vintage for having us along,we were delighted to be part of what was a great Show,we got a great welcome and a super time was had and all blessed with great Weather too.

Many Thanks.
Bernard Crowley
Millstreet Vintage Club.

Intermediate Championship: Millstreet v Mayfield


INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Result: MILLSTREET 2-10  MAYFIELD 1-9
7pm Sat 17th August, in Donoughmore

[read more …] “Intermediate Championship: Millstreet v Mayfield”

Millstreet Weekend Pictorial Updates – 17th August 2019

It’s been a very busy weekend here in Millstreet with the superbly colourful Horse Show in the exquisite setting of Green Glens, a wonderfully successful Coffee Morning at Aubane Community Centre in aid of Marymount, royal welcome extended to the many visitors including John D. Neenan presently on holiday from the USA …. and an uplifting generous response to the annual Church Gate Collection for Sr. Consilio Centre in Farran. … as well as great support for HOPE fundraisers (Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk Students)Nancy with Niamh and Catherine Ferns.   He we share some 16 images from those many Millstreet events.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Weekend Pictorial Updates – 17th August 2019”

Parish Newsletter – 18th August, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 18th August, 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:

Recent Deaths: Eugene Winters, Kanturk; Helen Whitford (nee Murphy) Dublin & The Square, Boherbue.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Dan O’Connor, Claraghatlea
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Nora Horgan, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Molly, Con, Thade & Denny Hickey, Gortnacreeha
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Dominic Lawlor, Clara Road

Anniversaries: Hannah O’Keeffe, Millview; Joe Murphy, West End; Eimear O’Mahony, Inchileagh; Kathleen Lane, Ballinatona; Noel & Nelius McSweeney, Cloghoula; John O’Shea, Killowen; Edward Byrne & Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Ahane; Mickie & Breda Dennehy, Moll Carthy’s Bridge; James & Catherine O’Connor, Kilcummin & Betty Smith, Boston; Margaret Cullen, Tralee & Millstreet; John Moylan, Sally’s Cross; Charlie & John Murphy, Waterville.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 18th August, 2019”

Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes – Church Gate Collection This Weekend


There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet 17th/18th August 2019 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes.   This highly regarded facility superbly treats Girls who experience addiction problems including substance and alcohol dependency.   Your support would be greatly appreciated.

— see Cuan Mhuire on Facebook

Leaving Cert. Result Day 2019 at Millstreet Community School

On Tuesday, 13th August 2019 many Students collected their Leaving Cert. results at Millstreet Community School Pól Ó Síodhcháin, Principal shared the following comments:

“Millstreet Community School students achieved excellent Leaving Certificate Results again this year.  Warmest congratulations to Cian Linehan, who achieved 6 H1 grades and 625 points, the maximum possible.  An outstanding achievement for an outstanding student.

Almost 25% of MCS students achieved over 500 points in their Leaving Certificate this year with 50% of students achieving over 400 points, far in excess of the national averages.  H1 grades were achieved across all subject disciplines and 23% of the LCVP class achieved a Distinction for their work.  All the students worked to their potential and now look forward to the next stage of their lives full of confidence as their time in MCS ends.” 

Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin, paid tribute to the work ethic of the Class of 2019, saying that their achievements serve as a reminder to all of what commitment to your studies can bring.  The students now confidently await the Round 1 CAO offers which were scheduled to be available on Thursday, 15th August.

We now share a selection of images we recorded on the morning when Students collected their results.  Most of these photos appear also in this week’s “Corkman”.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal), Aoife O’Riordan, Cian Linehan, Andrew O’Regan and Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal), Ciara Manning, Amy McCarthy, Amy O’Sullivan, Jack Ducey, Thomas Cremin and Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal), Aoife Cashman, Leah Guerin and Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal), Elmarie Kelleher, Stephen Carroll and Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal).
Pictured are Millstreet Community School Students relaxing having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Thomas Cremin, Robert Carroll, Stephen Carroll, Mateusz Ozaist and Darra Bourke.

[read more …] “Leaving Cert. Result Day 2019 at Millstreet Community School”

Credit Union Student Draw

Mallow Credit Union’s annual Student Draw is back and this year we’ve changed it up! We have 5 Apple MacBook Air up for grabs. If you’re a full-time student between the ages of 17-21, pop into our Millstreet branch for an entry form! Student (or their parent/guardian) must be a member or can join to be eligible for entry. Full T&Cs on the form.

[read more …] “Credit Union Student Draw”