Presentation to Newly Formed Millstreet Bowling Club

Bertie Buckley (on right) on behalf of the recently established Millstreet (Indoor) Bowling Club accepts a €1,500.00 cheque from Chairman of Millstreet Community Council, Noel Buckley – last night (22nd Jan. 2019) at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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TR Dallas appearing at The Pub in Carriganima on this coming Friday Night Jan 25th

The Legendary TR Dallas is making a welcome Return to the Pub in Carriganima on this coming Friday Night Jan 25th,we look forward to a great Night Out with this Singing Legend so do keep this Friday Jan 25th marked up in your Diary,should be a good One. 

Lest We Forget (2)

LEST WE FORGET (2)

Continuing the series to commemorate centenary events of 1919 with the help of the First Dail’s newspaper, the Irish Bulletin. The Bulletin reported that from May 1916 to January 1919 the Crown Forces had carried out the following actions: 51 murders, 2,064 deportations, 99 assaults on civilians, 713 raids on houses, 4,785 arrests, 1,460 sentences, 51 proclamations and suppressions of meetings, fairs, markets etc., 28 newspapers suppressed and 322 court-martials. And of course these were for reported actions and not therefore complete. The following lists are samples of the weekly actions for the first weeks of May and June 1919. 

Detailed list of the Acts of Aggression committed against the Irish people by the British military forces in Ireland during the short period of the visit of the Irish-American Peace Delegation, which extended from

May 2nd to May 12th, 1919

N.B. In order not to disclose the real methods by which Ireland is held in subjection the English commanders in Ireland held their forces in some restraint during the period mentioned. The following list, therefore, though it  may surprise foreign peoples is not fully indicative of the tyranny which is practised from day to day upon the people of Ireland.  [read more …] “Lest We Forget (2)”

Millstreet Credit Union

Due to our AGM being held in the Hibernian Hotel next Monday night 28th January, 2019 at 8.00pm, the Millstreet Credit Union office will not open on Monday night. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

A free bus is being organised to take members to the AGM at 7.00pm from the Square in Millstreet. Please book a place on the bus by contacting the credit union at <bfitzgerald@mallowcu.ie>, on 029-70764 or with one of our staff at the counter. We request that you book your place on the bus by lunchtime on Friday 25th January, 2019.

Donnelly/Herlihy/Lehane Clan of Ballydaly

Wondering if there is anyone who is interested in mid 1800s family connections to the Donnellys of Caherbarnagh? John and Michael were sons of Daniel and Mary. John was born late 1820s, Johanna, b. 1832, and Michael, abt. 1835. The three went off to America, settling in the State of Vermont. I am descended from John.

Their siblings included Mary, Jeremiah, Dermot and Honora. Honora married John Lehane and lived nearby in Knocknaloman. I know two of those who remained in Ireland were still living in 1917, when Michael passed. Just wondering if there are any Lehanes in that area, these days?

I also have a question about a Mary Herlihy, who died in Millstreet in 1902. Would she have died as a Herlihy, if she had married Daniel Donnelly? She is found in the Lehane household in 1901, but as a lodger, not mother-in-law. Any pointers to folks in the area who might connect to this line would be very much appreciated
—  Jared Handspicker, New Hampshire  <email>
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New Opening Hours at Millstreet Museum

We wish to express sincere thanks to Myra Sheehan who for the past three years has so magnificently achieved so much in her dedicated work in Millstreet Museum & Tourist Information Centre.   In particular Myra’s superb scanning of thousands of photographs permitting us to share worldwide on a digital format an amazing pictorial database of Millstreet’s history – this is of such immense importance and we are so very grateful to Myra for her inspiring approach to such work.   Myra has also been the wonderfully cheerful Assistant Curator who has greeted so many from all parts of the world and splendidly projected an excellent uplifting image of Millstreet in such a heartfelt and sincere manner.  Míle buíochas, Myra and we wish you every blessing and success in the future.   And Myra has helped to guide our new Assistant Curator – Mary Shine -into her new role.   We extend a Royal Welcome to Mary and feel so fortunate that people of your wonderfully high calibre are part of our Team.   Special thanks to Supervisor, Denis Hickey also for his ever helpful assistance.   

Opening Hours of Millstreet Museum:   9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.   Also at other times by appointment with Curator.

Myra is pictured third from left at one of our Museum Church Gate Collections.
A scene from the past before Millstreet Museum was re-established following refurbishment some years ago – the then Minister Leo Varadkar (present Taoiseach) is presented with a portrait of Tubrid by then T.D. Áine Collins as he meets at Millstreet Museum in Carnegie Hall premises a group interested in the promotion of Walking Tourism.
Carnegie Hall – Home of Millstreet Museum

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“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features Updates Galore

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station will whet the appetite for next week’s full feature on Millstreet Vintage Club’s most successful Event in aid of Cork Simon Community – we chat with Chairman of MVC Donie Lucey.   And also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We thank Eily Buckley for her much appreciated mention in her Regional Report of our weekly programme.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!

Hugely successful MIllstreet Vintage Club Event for Cork Simon Community

Dietitian Niamh O’Connor of Cork Nutrition Consultancy pictured with Librarian Grace Tangney following a truly splendid talk at Millstreet Library during which excellent advice and tips were shared.
A section of the capacity audience present for the magnificent programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle given by Eithne O’Keeffe of Boherbue (third from left). Dermot Kiely of Cullen (on right of Eithne) will present in Millstreet on Fri. 15th Feb. 2019.

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Eily’s Report – 22nd January

 

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

A million congratulations to our brilliant Scór Sinsir team on winning the County Final which was held in Ovens. Team members were, Jerry Doody, John Tarrant, Con and Mary Meade.

Congrats also to the wonderful Cullen Ballad Group on winning the Munster Final. And we wish them every success at the All-Ireland final which will be held at Castlebar on February 16th.

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Club Bonding Day for Camogie Girls

Great club bonding day for U9 and U10 teams Camogie Girls who went Rollerjam last Saturday on the Guard Community bus driven by one of our local Guards Gary Kingston.  We are very grateful to be allowed to use this bus for our club outing.  The bus is available to any local voluntary groups in the Macroom District.

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Toddler Group Looking for Help

Volunteer needed for Millstreet Toddler Group every Tuesday morning (school term) 10:30am to 12:30. Very light duties including getting small shopping from a close-by Centra, buttering couple of scones, making tea for mummies and kids and washing up after. Might suit a retired person. Please contact Beata @ 0851376899. [fb]

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Event for Cork Simon Community an outstanding success

There was a great turnout on Sunday last at The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet for the Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee Chat Morning which was held in aid of The Cork Simon Community,the Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody that attended the Event and for there fantastic support and generosity on the day.

Donie Lucey Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club was delighted with the turnout with in excess of 40 Vintage and Classic Cars making the Trip to Millstreet for what was a most enjoyable days proceedings,the Club would also like to thank Billy and all his Team at the Wallis Arms for all there help and for providing a great Venue and Donie Lucey 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 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 Cork Simon Community.
A final figure from the Coffee Morning will be released soon which will be then presented by Millstreet Vintage Club to The Cork Simon Community in Millstreet in the very near Future.

Millstreet Vintage Clubs next Event is another Coffee Morning which will be held at Cafe Aroma on Sunday Feb 24th.

Photos Courtesy of Tom at TMC Photos and Bernard Crowley.

More Photos from the Event can be found on the following Links below

https://www.facebook.com/TMC-Photography-Cork-521710134582660/

https://www.facebook.com/fdcagriphotos/

https://www.facebook.com/Rnc-Rally-Pics-758072894309964/

 

 

“Radio Treasures” on Tuesday 22nd Jan. 9:30 to 11:00pm

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” this week – the upcoming magnificent Rathmore Pantomime “Rapunzel”…. pictured here on Monday night during one of their many rehearsals in Rathmore Community Centre. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Patrick Supporting Annual Quiz from Kentucky U.S.A.

Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. has very kindly been supporting the annual Quiz in aid of the four Students from Millstreet Community School who travel as Helpers to Lourdes on an annual basis.  Pictured below are three of the four Students on this year’s project with School Chaplain, John Magee who coordinates the inspiring programme – with the many attractive items which Patrick has sent to the School and which will be part of the important Draw on Quiz night in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 1st Feb. 2019 beginning at 8pm.   MCS is very grateful for Patrick’s wonderful support.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Patrick W. O’Leary from Kentucky, USA receives a royal welcome from Billy as he arrives in 2017 at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Town Park Fri. 25th Jan. at 8pm

The Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Town Park will take place on this Friday, 25th Jan. 2019 at 8.00p.m. in the Millstreet Day Care Centre.  All are very welcome.  The Meeting will be preceded by the celebration of Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 7:30pm for all Deceased Members.  We thank Denis for the notice.  (S.R.)

Presentation National School – Enrolment for September 2019

We are now enrolling pupils for the coming school year! Our school website gives an insight into the fun and learning which takes place in our school everyday. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from our school website or collected from the school office from 10am  – 3pm. Please return all forms  by February 1st. Please ring 02970957 for any queries.  [millpresns.weebly.com]

Boys of the County Cork

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the War of Independence. Congratulations to the Presentation National School who marked the anniversary with a wonderful rendition of the Boys of the County Cork:

While it was not clear in the beginning of 1919 that the Dáil ever intended to gain independence by military means, and war was not explicitly threatened in Sinn Féin’s 1918 manifesto, an incident occurred on 21 January 1919, the same day as the First Dáil convened. The Soloheadbeg Ambush, in County Tipperary, was led by Seán TreacySéamus RobinsonSeán Hogan and Dan Breen acting on their own initiative. The IRA attacked and shot two RIC officers, Constables James McDonnell and Patrick O’Connell, who were escorting explosives. Breen later recalled:

…we took the action deliberately, having thought over the matter and talked it over between us. Treacy had stated to me that the only way of starting a war was to kill someone, and we wanted to start a war, so we intended to kill some of the police whom we looked upon as the foremost and most important branch of the enemy forces. The only regret that we had following the ambush was that there were only two policemen in it, instead of the six we had expected.[33]

This is widely regarded as the beginning of the War of Independence.  [read more …] “Boys of the County Cork”

Orange Lodge

When we think of the Orange Order, you could be forgiven of thinking of July in Northern Ireland, but an article in Saturdays Evening Echo outlines an upcoming talk about the history of Orange Lodges in Cork, including one in Millstreet:

“…Orange lodges were present in Cork from 1797 and at its absolute peak there were 44 separate lodges in Cork, involving thousands and thousands of men,” Mr Dougan told the Evening Echo. “The main centres were in Bandon and Cork city. There were eight orange lodges in the city alone …… While the city had a particularly strong community, Orange lodges reached all parts of the county — with lodges in Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Youghal, Kinsale, Clonakilty, Charleville, Millstreet and Bantry, to name but a few” … read the full article

However, local historian Jack Lane thinks it was small and short lived in the early 19th century, maybe part of a larger one in Macroom. All are welcome to attend the talk by Quincey Dougan, which takes place in the Crawford Art Gallery on Wednesday, February 6 at 8pm.  [read more …] “Orange Lodge”

Millstreet Retain Co. Scór Title

Millstreet added to their sequence of wins to collect the Co. Senior Scór Table Quiz Final hosted in the Eire Óg GAA Pavilion, Ovens. On doing so, Millstreet collected their 24th title since 1994. Team members on this occasion were Con and Mary Meade, Jerry Doody, and John Tarrant.

Interestingly, Millstreet natives figured on other competing teams, Michael Creedon, part of a Kinsale team placed third and Denis McSweeney was involved with Carbery Rangers.

Completing a great night for Duhallow was Boherbue retaining their Co. Scór na nÓg Table Quiz title. Boherbue and Millstreet progress to represent Cork in the All Ireland Scór Finals in Castlebar.

Today, the Munster Scór na nÓg Finals take place in Cappoquin, best of luck to Kate O’Sullivan and the Cullen Ballad Group, both representing Cork after terrific wins in the Co. Final. — with thanks to John Tarrant for this report Update: The Cullen Ballad Group won the Munsters, and will compete at the All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals in Castlebar on Saturday, February 16.  [1]

The Cullen Ballad Group after winning the 2019 Munster Scór na nÓg

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Mushera Mountain Climb Presentation to Irish Air Ambulance Group in Aubane Community Centre on Thursday Feb 7th at 8pm

The Proceeds of the Annual Christmas Morning Climb will be presented to Representatives of the Irish Air Ambulance Group on Thursday 7th February at 8.00 pm sharp in Aubane Community Centre. To all those who climbed on Christmas Morning we would love to see you there and Everybody Welcome to come along on the Night.

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

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

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes a two part programme entitled – ‘The story and songs of Boney M’. 

Original members and lead singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett speak about their rise to success with a group that sold almost 150 million records from 1976 onwards. 

In programme two Marcia Barrett tells us how positivity and faith in God helped her overcome many setbacks, after being diagnosed with cancer in 1994. 

We hear about the death of sole male member of the group Bobby Farrell, and the irony of where it occurred.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”