BTYSTE 2020 Special Two Hour Programme Tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:30 pm

Tonight from 9:30 we feature our annual BTYSTE programme recorded on 9th Jan. 2020 at Dublin’s RDS.  This broadcast will include the many Interviews with wonderfully enthusiastic articulate Students from Millstreet Community School who had five Projects (many award winning), from Boherbue Comprehensive School (further award winning projects) and with nationwide Post-primary School Students.   Hugely interesting themes include Owl Habitats, the recipe for Happiness, benefits of Music, awareness of Testicular Cancer in Young Men & Boys – to mention but some.   We share some 26 images here to further illustrate our visit to this very famous event which for the 11th time in its history had Cork Overall Winners.   Special thanks to Eileen & Francis Lyons from the Scientific Dept. of M.C.S. and also Jennifer O’Donoghue who were so very helpful on recording day at RDS.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Cork Music Station …. To tune in just tap on the link.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   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 the same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.) [read more …] “BTYSTE 2020 Special Two Hour Programme Tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:30 pm”

Eily’s Report – 21st January 2020

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
With the huge volume of traffic on our roads today there is danger lurking at every moment which I found out to my peril in the past few weeks. Travelling to Macroom for the NCT on my little 12C Renault Clio  which was fully serviced to give it every chance of passing. The morning was very wet with lots of surface water on the roads. About two miles from journey’s end I met a driver who swerved from the water on his side of the road and hit my wing mirror (never stopped) sending it flying out of its cosy nest. Luckily it held on by the wires at the back and I was able to pull in at a lay-by and press the mirror back into place, and continued on my way to the test which I passed. It was my lucky day, buíochas le Dia. Those who  rose early on Monday morning were met by a surprising blanket of snow in places. It was light and those who didn’t leave the warm valley between the sheets until ten missed the show. By then the snow was all gone but left some hidden danger spots in the way of unwary motorists. Sporadic snow and ice pose the greatest danger to road users, it can give them a false sense of security until they hit a bad patch and all of a sudden their plans for the day takes a sharp turn for the worse.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 21st January 2020”

Daniel McCarthy, born c.1755 in Millstreet

My mother was a McCarthy. I have traced her family line back to Daniel McCarthy who was born in Millstreet in 1755.
Are there any McCarthy historians who might be related to Daniel McCarthy who was born in Millstreet in 1755 because then we would be related?
I would love to meet them when I visit Ireland in September.
Thank you.
Bill McNeil <email>

[read more …] “Daniel McCarthy, born c.1755 in Millstreet”

Work to Begin on New Children’s Playground Tuesday 21st Jan. 2020

Work will begin on the New Children’s Playground on Tuesday, 21st Jan. 2020. Consequently the Playground will be CLOSED for the next few weeks during construction. Local support for this all-important project has been truly encouraging and uplifting. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Meeting of the Clonbanin Ambush Commemoration Committee

A meeting of the Luíochán Cluainbainin 5~3~1921 Clonbanin Ambush Commemoration  Committee was held in Dromtariffe Parish Hall recently. The following officers were elected: ~

Chairman~ Tom Meaney
Vice chairman~ Corney Vaughan.
Hon Joint Secretaries~ Noreen Meaney/Donal Cashman.
Finance Committee~ Marie O Shaughnessy/Noreen Clery/Billy Murphy/Áine Collins.
PROs~ David Crowley/Charlie Drake.
Military History Research~ Pat O Brien/Michael Kelly/Donal Kelleher/Noel Keating.
Researcher~ Tony Shine.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday February 12th at 8pm.
[about Clonbanin Ambush]

All Farmers invited to Meeting to discuss TB Outbreak

DUHALLOW IFA MEETING:
Duhallow IFA Meeting to discuss TB outbreaks in the Region – Tuesday 21st January 2020 in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet 8pm sharp.
Speakers: Diarmuid Lynch, Superintending Veterinary Inspector, North Cork Regional Veterinary Office, DAFM.
Ted Curtin, Veterinary Inspector, DAFM.
Ciaran Gobl, Veterinary Inspector, DAFM.
Representatives from Cork Central IFA will also attend.
All Farmers Welcome.

Outstanding Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice

Their was a great turnout earlier today at The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet for the Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee Chat Morning which was held in aid of Marymount Hospice. The Vintage Club would like to thank everybody that attended the event and for their fantastic support and generosity on the day.
Daniel Lane of Millstreet Vintage Club who coordinated the event was delighted with the turnout with in excess of 40 Vintage and Classic Cars/Bikes making the trip to Millstreet for what was a most enjoyable days proceedings. The Club would also like to thank Billy, Nigel, and all the Team at the Wallis Arms for all their help and for providing a great venue, and Daniel Lane also wishes to thank the Vintage Club Members and Friends who helped on both the lead up to the event and on the day itself. Also, many thanks to An Garda Síochána for their help and to the photographers and members of the local press who attended on the day to promote the proceedings for both Millstreet Vintage Club and Marymount Hospice.
A final figure from the Coffee Morning will be released soon which will be then presented by Millstreet Vintage Club to Marymount Hospice in the very near future.

Photos Courtesy of Daniel Lane.

More Photos by Cian Power can be found in the Link Below.

https://www.facebook.com/CianPowerPhotos/


[read more …] “Outstanding Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice”

Millstreet Pictorial Updates 18th Jan. 2020

We present recent pictorial updates from our locality sharing a selection of colourful images.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

It was a true privilege meeting with inspirational Champion Jockey David Mullins (fifth from left) at Rathcoole Airfield on Fri. morning. Our picture features in today’s “The Echo” (18th Jan. 2020) with the uplifting story of the cheque presentation by David in gratitude for being airlifted following a serious injury in October. Thankfully David has recovered so well and looks forward to getting back to the equestrian world. He won the Aintree Grand National in 2016.

On the General Election 2020 Trail.

Jimmy and Thomas O’Leary appeared on “The Echo” this week.
Christmas is truly over as the dedicated Team takes down the Christmas Street Decorations.
AGM of Millstreet Town Park preceded by the celebration of Mass by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne at Millstreet Day Care Centre.
Some of the capacity attendance at Paddy O’Leary’s superb presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Friday 17th Jan.. Paddy from Kiskeam is pictured 8th from left holding a musical CD.
Pictured at the hugely successful Annual Machinery Show held during the week at the very impressive Green Glens venue.

[read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates 18th Jan. 2020”

Parish Newsletter – 19th January, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th January, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    www.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:  Breeda Jacobsen (Canney), Salthill & Sweden

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Joan Duggan, West End
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Peggie Horgan, Ballydaly                                 
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Art, Jackie & Margaret O’Connor, Nohovaldaly
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Nora & Jerry Creedon, Laught

Anniversaries:  John, Margaret & Eileen Duggan, West End; Ka Egan, Kanturk; Bina Duggan, West End; Fr. Joe Murphy, West End; Ann Marie Murphy, Clarabeg; Hannah Mary Kelleher, The Bridge; Mai O’Sullivan, Minor Row;  John Desmond, Liscahane; Billy & Kathleen Guerin, Ballydaly & Cloghoula; Tade Mullane, Curragh; Bertie Doody, Dooneen; Kitty McSweeney, Rathcoole; Julia Vaughan, Newmarket; Ellen O’Riordan, Carriganima; Timothy & Bridget Nugent, Dromcollogher; William Murphy, Kilbrin.   [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 19th January, 2020”

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank   Sinéad & Brian Cremin  of Cremin Car Accessories  for their very generous  donation to the Playground Project.   Great to see a new young business support our young people!  We are getting closer. If you want to help the Town Park get the Playground Project over the line for the Easter Holidays  be a bunny and consider making a contribution today.

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 donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  millstreettownpark@gmail.com

Table Quiz (Friday 31st January) for Millstreet students going to Lourdes as helpers at Easter

Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will be going on pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week during their Easter holidays 2020 with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  They are following in a long line of other students who have gone to Lourdes as helpers and had a wonderfully fulfilling time.

The cost of their flight/accommodation is €670/person and the students are currently fundraising in an effort to cover these costs.  A successful bake sale took place in the parish centre before Christmas.

A table quiz held in The Wallis Arms on Friday 31st January – €40/table of four. Everyone is welcome to take part on what should be a very enjoyable evening.

Competition Cars on Display at Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee and Chat Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice on Tommorrow Sunday January 19

SOME NICE COMPETITION CARS INCLUDING DRIFT CARS AND RALLY CARS WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN MILLSTREET TOMMORROW SUNDAY JAN 19,EVERYBODY WELCOME TO COME ALONG.

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Cars,Coffee and Chat Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice at the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet on next Sunday Jan 19th with all Vintage,Classic & Retro Cars/Bikes/etc very Welcome,so why not come along on the day if you are free and support a great Cause in Marymount Hospice,the Event kicks off at 11am,Contact Daniel Lane on 087 2213848 for more details.

Everybody Very Welcome to come Along on the day.

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank  Mairéad & Frankie Reen of Reens Life Pharmacy Millstreet  for their very generous  donation to the Playground Project.   Great to see 2 generations in  local business support the further development of our Town Park for the next generation of Sráiders.  Major thumbs up to all the businesses  who have donated to date.   To join the growing team of business supporters and secure your future little customers please consider making a contribution today.

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 donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  <email>

Splendid Support for Website from The Pub in Carriganima

Last Saturday night (11th Jan. 2020) the wonderful singer Michelle Murphy from Wexford accompanied by the excellent music of Pat Bucke appeared at The Pub in Carriganima to a capacity audience.   Adding to the marvellous occasion there were Birthday Celebrations plus a Draw.   And, then to our very pleasant surprise Seán Murphy with his brilliant Team of Organisers presented €200.00 to the Millstreet Website in recognition of the website’s promotion of Carriganima Events.   The Team includes Jimmy Murphy, John Joe Moriarty and Bernard Crowley as well as a further number of Carriganima Supporters Bernard Crowley himself is very much part of the overall Millstreet Website Team with very comprehensive regular reports on Millstreet Vintage Club and Carriganima plus Aubane Activities.   Sincere thanks Bernard for such important features on our website.   Here we share images from that very special night at The Pub in Carriganima on 11th January.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Splendid Support for Website from The Pub in Carriganima”

Hardings of Millstreet

“Hello friends! I am searching for Harding family members in the area, and tracing family back to Joseph and Mary Harding of Millstreet, shoemakers in the 1800’s. I know my G-G-Grandad (Bryan Harding) came to America in 1857, settled in Massachusetts then Rochester NY. His brother Daniel, sister Julia emigrated also. Any Harding descendants in the area? I am travelling to Ireland this April and would be so happy to learn more of my family.” – Mary McDonough [from this comment]

By the Admin: While there were Hardings in Millstreet:-  shopkeepers, egg-layers, carpenters, tradesmen, shoemakers (Bryan, Bridget, John),  we seem to have found no reference at all to any Joseph Harding, which would be unusual. Below is some of what we found, which may or may not be of relevance:  [read more …] “Hardings of Millstreet”

Martin Cahill, Constable R.I.C. (Millstreet c.1900-c.1919)

Constable Martin Cahill (#43535) was born in Clare in the 1850’s. Stationed in Cork he married an Ellen Buckley from Skagh, near Derinagree. After that he was transferred to Dunmanway, then Union Hall, and came back to Millstreet to be stationed there from 1900 to 1919. He and his wife had 17 children, of which 7 were alive in 1911. In Millstreet they lived at Pound Hill, and later at Minor Row. We think he left the police in 1919 when the real troubles began, at a time when lots of officers retired because of low morale and a conflict of interest.
His wife died in 1923, and the remaining family seemed to have moved to Killorglin where more got married. Martin died in 1932 in Killorglin and was returned to Millstreet to be (most likely) buried with his wife.

Below are our notes on Martin and Ellen:  [read more …] “Martin Cahill, Constable R.I.C. (Millstreet c.1900-c.1919)”

Superb Rainbows Over Millstreet on St. Ita’s Day 2020

At least two very colourful Rainbows appeared over Millstreet on this Tuesday, 15th January 2020 – the Feast of St. Ita.   Celebrated in Killeedy, Co. Limerick where a beautiful Church Window (in Ashford in the Parish of Killeedy) depicting the renowned Saint may be seen – there is also a close link with St. Ita in Millstreet and is especially associated with Kilmeedy and Tubrid….which is oftentimes referred to as the Holy Well of Ita where in a bygone age people were baptised in the waters of Tubrid.  The two Rainbows serve as a reminder of St. Ita’s links to Millstreet.  Our images were photographed in West End and Mount Leader this Tuesday morning.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.(S.R.)

An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain in Carriganima on 20th and 21st March 2020

We thank Breandán Ó Caoimh for the following very interesting Press Release regarding the upcoming Centenary Commemoration of the renowned An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  (S.R.)An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain

The people of Carriganima extend a céad míle fáilte to everybody to join with them in commemorating the centenary of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  The commemoration will take place over two days: Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.  The renowned priest, scholar and author was born in the townland of Liscarrigane, in the parish of Clondrohid & Carriganima, and he spent his formative years here.  The locality had a profound impact on his work.  An tAthair Peadar was a strong advocate of vernacular Irish – the language of the people.  His most beloved works include Séadna and Mo Scéal Féin.  These stories, among other works, are much loved by students and scholars of Irish to this day.  Following his clerical formation in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, An tAthair Peadar, served as a priest in the Diocese of Cloyne, including in Macroom.  He died in Castlelyons in 1922, and he is buried there.  An tAthair Peadar is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern Irish literature.   [read more …] “An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain in Carriganima on 20th and 21st March 2020”