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>

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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.

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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”

MCC Congratulates MTT on Recent Superb Success in TT National Awards

Millstreet Community Council congratulates Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on its truly superb success in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2019.  Joe Lawler on behalf of MCC extends very best wishes to all who have shown such inspiring dedication leading to increased marks and a further Bronze Medal (S.R.)

Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association attending the recent Award Event at the “Clara Inn”. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Prizewinners and MTT Committee Members at the recent TT Award Event in the “Clara Inn”.

Eily’s Report – 15th October

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

In spite of the unpredictable weather and being force-fed on the do’s and don’ts of Brexit we are keeping the wheels of Millstreet turning all the time. There was something for everyone this past weekend and we must congratulate the Healy twins John and Paudie on celebrating their 60th birthday.  Family and friends joined them at a lavish party in Killarney on Saturday which spilled over into Millstreet next day. We wish the popular pair many more years of health and happiness.

Over the weekend Cullen held their Harvest Thanksgiving Mass and large crowds of parents accompanied their children for  the vigil mass in Millstreet in preparation for their First Holy Communion which they will receive in the Spring. The Community Singers also attended.

The K&L Depot at Mount Leader, was alive to the sounds of every kind of machine and toy  and Game at the Model Toy Show which was hosted there on Sunday in brilliant weather, by Our Millstreet Vintage Club.

On the same afternoon many people attended the Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith at our Holy Tubrid Well.

There were many games both of GAA and Camogie, with the weekly lotto Draw bringing the weekend to a close.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 15th October”

Biggest Model/Toy Show ever held in K and L last Sunday

In what was a Record Breaking attendance on Sunday last at the Millstreet Vintage Club Model and Toy Show,the Club wishes to thank Everybody who both attended,took part and helped in any way with what was the Vintage Clubs fifth and most successful Model Toy Show to date held this year for the first time at a new venue up in the K and L facility in Millstreet.

The new  venue at K and L brought with it more space as the Show has grown and grown year by year which meant the Vintage Club had to make the move to K and L this year from the previously used venue at Dromtariffe Hall which had served the Club so well over the past 4 years,the Club wish to thank Gordon and Breeda O’Keeffe and all of the Staff at K and L for the use of such a fantastic facility and for all there help and also want to thank Cloverhill Foods for the use of there parking facilities.


We also wish to thank Dromtarriffe Hall for the use of some of there Equipment on the day,and many thanks also to Burton Homevalue Hardware Kanturk, Greenvalley Transport & Plant Hire,Seanie Walsh Traffic Management,Buckley Electrical & Appliances,for all there help.

To the Photographers and Media who helped us promote the Event on both the lead up and on the day itself we thank you for your help and to the Hardworking Team who were involved all weekend to help Set-up Run and Tidy up after the Event,without the help of each and everyone of you the Event would not be able to function,there were fantastic Displays on Show from Exhibitors who came from both near and far and once again Event Organiser Donie Lucey and all at Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody for there support and look forward to seeing ye all again Next Year. (Group Photo Sean Radley)

There are loads of Photos to be found at the following Sites
https://www.facebook.com/TMC-Photography-Cork-521710134…/…/…

Photographer Tom Corbett

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

Photographer Matthew Twomey

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

Photographer Daniel Lane
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

Photographer Ray Corkery

 

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R.I.C. Nominal Returns for Millstreet

At the start of each year, the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) gave a nominal return (listing) of all personnel in each county with details of their service number, rank, name, barrack, religion, appointment date, marriage status, and sometimes other information. The R.I.C. remained in Millstreet until January/February 1922 when the Barrack in the Square was taken over. Below are the details of the personnel listed in those nominal returns for the Millstreet Barrack:

8th Jan 1910

Service # Rank Name Religion Appointment Date  
52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 /
1-11-04
56316 Bransfield John RC 01/02/94 M
43535 Con Cahill Martin RC 08/02/78 M
56899 Flynn John RC 01/05/95 M
58402 Sullivan Thomas RC 15/08/98 M
56257 Patrick Sheehan RC 02/01/94 M

[read more …] “R.I.C. Nominal Returns for Millstreet”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today on C103

Thanks to John Green for advance information on this evening’s Programme.  (S.R.)

After two weeks looking into the future of Bandon town, we head North this week on Where the road takes me. 

John Greene visits Liscarroll to see how this village has changed and survived.

We meet a publican, farmer and poet, three people in fact rolled into one.

Inspired by the Yukon poet Robert Service, Philip Egan has found loads to inspire him into writing a number of poetry books, in a village steeped in history.

  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today on C103″

Parish Newsletter – 13th October, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13th October, 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:
RECENT DEATHS: Pauline O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy; Joe Murphy, New York & Lisnaboy; Sr. Mary O’Driscoll, Newcastlewest.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Kathleen, Jer & Nora Mary Lane, Ballinatona
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Tom Falvey, Killarney Road
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Harvest Mass: Edward Byrne, Ahane, Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Sheila & John O’Keeffe.
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Dan Buckley, Geararoe

ANNIVERSARIES: Elizabeth Dennehy, Pound Hill; Dola O’Byrne, West End; Kevin Cronin, Clara Road; Noreen Murphy, Inchileagh; Patrick & Margaret O’Sullivan, Liscreagh & Lackabawn; Thade Hickey, Gortnacreeha; Bridie Herlihy, Glountane; Andrew Guerin, Knocknagullane; Jerry O’Donoghue, Fethard; Mary & Ned O’Sullivan, Glenleigh, Kilcorney.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 13th October, 2019”

House for Rent in Cullen

Please note the phone number listed below has been changed.

2/3 bedroom house situated approx 10 minutes from Millstreet in Cullen. Peaceful location, solid fuel heating in both kitchen and living areas. Rads throughout. Neat and tidy, freshly painted and ready for leasing. Please call  Francis 087 390 9330  Eileen on 0862275105 for further information or to arrange a viewing. €400 per month. Land available with house if required or can rent separately – price on application.

Millstreet Vintage Club Model Toy Show this Sunday October 13th

We are almost there now with just Hours to go to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club which will take place on this coming Sunday Oct 13th.
This Year the Event is heading to a New Venue up at the K and L Transport Depot in Millstreet,the Show is always a great day out and has something for everyone both Young and Old,amongst some of the Attractions at the Event is an appearance by 3 Brothers namely Jerome,Conall,and Donagh from Glandore who starred on last years Late Late Toy Show where they made a big impression showcasing there Skills,also there will be a Fabulous display of Irish Dolls Houses
plus a display of Miniture House Furnishings,Curtains and Kitchen ware.
The Lego Display and Play Area which will be in attendance will be an experience not to be missed for all Lego Fans,plus the Biggest Remote Control Display of the Year will be on display at the Show as well and both Kids and Adults alike will be able to show off there Remote Control Driving Skills by taking part in a Remote Control Tractor Driving Challenge over a specially Layed out Course,if you are a Fan of Remote Control Models and in particular Tractors you cannot miss this and as usual there will be plenty more to see and do on the day and the Event has the makings of a great day out.

Doors Open at 10.30am
Admission is €5 and Children are Free.

For more information, contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873, or Daniel Lucey on 086-8680807.

Final Chance to get Tickets for Aubane Social Club Draw 2019

The next few days will be your final chance to get Tickets for The Aubane Social Club Draw 2019,some Tickets are still available.

Prize is a 1 night Bed / Breakfast and Dinner in the Luxurious Kinsale Hotel and Spa set on 90 acres with beautiful walkways and gardens with a Runners Up Prize of a Hamper

Tickets can be obtained from John F Kelleher Chairman 086 1942161 or Noreen Kelleher Secretary 087 9486673 or any Club member

Draw takes place on Friday Oct 18th 2019

Parents Association present Primary Schools with Proceeds of Fundraising

The Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association met with both primary schools today with the proceeds of fundraising efforts from the school year 2018/2019.

€1800 was presented to Frank O’Connor Principal Scoil Mhuire BNS. These funds have been used to purchase STEM equipment and materials and a portion was put towards the important purchase of a defibrillator. The defibrillator has been installed in the school yard of Scoil Mhuire BNS and will be operational shortly. Further communication to come on this.

€1800 was also presented to Joan O’Mahony Principal Presentation National School, seen here with Mrs Twomey’s 1st class pupils. These funds are allocated towards spending for this school year. Recent use of MPA funds has been purchase of Aistear materials and basketball equipment.

The MPA wish to thanks all parents and local businesses who support the many fundraising efforts throughout each school year.

Parents are invited to show their support at the upcoming AGM next Monday 14th Oct 8.30pm.

Sinead Corkery – Chairperson
Claire Twomey – Secretary
Denise Buckley – Treasurer

Darragh’s Minor All-Star

Darragh Cashman and his Family would like to take this chance to thank everyone, too many to mention, for all their good wishes and support throughout the year, which cumulated in an All-Ireland Minor Football Medal, and an All-Star selection.

Darragh on receiving his GAA Minor All-Star Award.

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Death Notice: Pauline O’Sullivan (née Cassidy), Lisnaboy

The death has occurred of Pauline O’Sullivan (née Cassidy), Lisnaboy, Cullen. Passed away peacefully at the Bons Secours Hospital Cork, surrounded by her adoring family. Predeceased by her parents Pat and Lucy and her loving sister Ann. She will be deeply missed by her adoring husband Andy and her dear children John, Martin, Sinead, Andrew, Mary and their partners. Fondly remembered by her sisters Kay, Josie, Ciara, Nora, Marian and her brothers Pat, James and Brendan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and her many friends.
Reposing at her residence (P51 TY89) on Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Funeral mass on Monday (October 14th) in the Church of The Nativity Cullen at 12 noon. Burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery. Reception into the Church of The Nativity, Cullen on Friday for 12 noon Mass. Burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery. (House strictly private Friday morning).  Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, in lieu to cancer clinical trials Ireland. May She Rest In Peace. [rip]

Passing Out Ceremony

Congratulations to Private Mikey Burke from Cloghboola Beg who passed out recently to become a 2 star Private, after serving three months of hard physical and mental weeks in James Stephen’s Barracks Kilkenny. He has since gone back to Kilkenny to train for  his 3 star Private badge, after which he will be stationed in Collins Barracks in Cork.

[read more …] “Passing Out Ceremony”

Aubane Community Text Alert Annual Membership Renewal Notice

AUBANE COMMUNITY TEXT ALERTS: Aubane Community Text Alert is now accepting applications from those who wish to renew or join their Text Alert System for 2019/2020. Text Alert Renewal Forms can be obtained by contacting either John F. Kelleher (086)1942161, Bernard Crowley (087)7924406, or any member of the committee. Renewal forms to be returned by FRIDAY Nov 1st.

Fabulous display of Irish Dolls Houses and Miniature House Furnishings,Curtains,Kitchen Ware etc at the MVC Model Show on next Sunday Oct 13

Come see the Fabulous display by Irish Dolls Houses on Sunday October 13 @ K&L
Fabulous display of Miniature House furnishings, Curtains Kitchen Ware and much much more.
 
The Time is getting ever closer now to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club which will take place on next Sunday Oct 13th.
This Year the Event is heading to a New Venue up at the K and L Transport Depot in Millstreet,the Show is always a great day out and has something for everyone both young and old, amongst some of the attractions this year is an appearance by the three brothers namely Jerome, Conall, and Donagh, from Glandore who made a big impression on last years Late Late Toy Show when they made an appearance showcasing their skills. Also there is a Big Lego Display and Play Area. This will be an experience not to be missed for all Lego Fans, plus the Biggest Remote Control Display of the Year will be on display at the Show and both Kids and Adults alike will be able to show off there Remote Control Driving Skills by taking part in a Remote Control Tractor Driving Challenge over a specially laid out course. If you are a Fan of Remote Control Models and in particular Tractors you cannot miss this and as usual there will be plenty more to see and do on the day.
 
Doors Open at 10.30am
Admission is €5 and Children are Free.
 
For more information, contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873, or Daniel Lucey on 086-8680807.

Joe Murphy, Cullen & New York

Joe Murphy, a native of Lisnaboy, Cullen, was among other things, the editor of the Irish Echo & Irish Voice, County Cork Association President. He given many people their start in America, and widened the door for many others. He passed away last Saturday. Below is a quick note on his  life, times and contributions, written by the County Cork Association of New York:

The Officers and Members of the County Cork BP&P Association mourn the passing of our esteemed Past President, Joe Murphy. Joe was called to his eternal reward on Saturday, October 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Whitestone, NY after a long illness. Community activist and scribe, Joe was one of the elder statesmen of the County Cork Association and, indeed, of the entire Irish American Community. A native of Cullen, Co. Cork, the youngest of ten siblings, Joe was educated in the local national school, the “North Mon” in Cork City, and St. Augustine’s College, in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. He immigrated to the United States in 1956, first
to California and then to New York City. He continued his academic pursuits at Long Beach State College and at New York City’s Fordham University.
Joe first secured employment in the banking profession, working both for the Bank of America and the Bank of New York. In the 1970’s, he took a position as advertising director with the Irish Echo newspaper, in New York, for which he already wrote a popular weekly column. Joe broadened his journalistic experience as the New York correspondent for the, then, Cork Examiner, and also for RTE. In that capacity, he was proud to work as an analyst, with the late Michael O’Hehir, on the broadcasting of two National Football League finals from New York’s Gaelic Park. [read more …] “Joe Murphy, Cullen & New York”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” our 10pm Interview is with Patrick W., Valerie and Bobby fromn USA.  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.)

Winners all at the Donal Guiney Memorial Annual Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar.
James Wickham and Eileen Murphy both bidding farewell to Millstreet as they set off for different parts of the USA.

Norma Buckley’s 3rd and 4th Class attending a superb session in Millstreet Library as part of Children’s Books Festival by Cork Co. Council Library Arts Service. The Workshop was conducted by by Writer, Graham Tugwell. We thank Librarian Grace for the information. (S.R.)
We thank Christy Lehane, Chairman, Kerry Friends of Motor Neuron for the poster.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”

Volunteer with your local Credit Union

Volunteer with your local Credit Union

At the heart of every credit union is its volunteers. The Board of Directors of every credit union is drawn from members who have the skills and knowledge to lead and manage the long-term success of the credit union.

Mallow Credit Union now has 8 branches open across their Common Bond area, with 2 in Mallow (Main Street & Ballydaheen), Millstreet, Buttevant, Doneraile, Charleville, Dromcollogher and Broadford. There are a number of voluntary positions open on their Board of Directors, the Oversight Committee & Planning & Development Committee and they would like to invite members of the community to apply. These committees provide experience, learning and an active role within the credit union.

Mallow Credit Union relies on the enthusiasm and commitment of volunteers who give their time freely to develop and enhance the services of their credit union.

 In return for volunteering, credit union volunteers are afforded the opportunity to;

  • Become responsible for directing the affairs of a local business
  • Gain new skills and experience with a professional financial services provider
  • Enhance personal development through targeted training programmes
  • Increase career prospects by adding a valuable achievement to CVs
  • Meet like-minded people from the community
  • Know that they have helped the continued development of a professional service which benefits the entire community.

Finance, information technology, management and communications skills are particularly welcome. However, any ability to make a contribution is appreciated. There are policies and training in place to support volunteers in their roles.

If volunteering with Mallow Credit Union sounds like something you might be interested in learning more about please call into your local branch or email: <info@mallowcu.ie>.

Eily’s Report – 8th October

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

The Autumn chill is in the air but as we escaped the ravages of the hurricane, we can easily put on extra clothes to keep warm. Some people complained about the media saying that they over did the prediction of what was to come but it was some record that not one life was lost by the monster wind. It’s comforting to know that we have such a broad based array of advisory bodies to warn us in such detail of impending  forces of Nature. And we can only say a heartfelt word of thanks to all those who showed such an interest in our welfare.

Fire Safety Week starts on this Friday October 11th  and members of our local Brigade will be at our  shops  in the town to meet the public and chat with them about their work. It will give us all the  chance  to meet the people who are on call at all times in case  of fire outbreaks  or other  disasters.                    So please take advantage of this rare opportunity.

Many congratulations to Linda McAuliffe, daughter of Patsy and Angela who was among the students of Kerry ETB Radio, Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Course who won Gold and Bronze featuring the Sounds and Soundscapes of Kerry, entitled Clauis Ciarraí, Millstreet.

An important meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight,starting at 8.30.   All members please attend.

Our Tidy Towns Committee want to thank all those who helped them to gain six more points in this years National Event and they are asking everybody to row in behind them in their effort to win silver next time round.   The time to start preparing is now. So please their goal, your goal for 2020.

A date for your diary – a mock wedding will take place in the Bush Bar on Saturday the 19th October  at 8 pm in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Invitations €10  Music by the Kelts, a good night assured.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 8th October”