David and Katie on the Late Late Show

In November 2015, David Nolan from Kilcorney, and his girlfriend Katie survived the terror attack at the Bataclan theatre in Paris which claimed the lives of 90 people. A month later David proposed, and the couple went on to welcome a beautiful daughter in to their lives in 2016. Last December, they received news that no parent wants to hear, and the couple joined Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show to discuss their daughter’s life changing diagnosis. See the full interview on the RTÉ Player. Below is a shorter clip from the interview:

Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet

Blessed with fresh weather conditions on Sunday 17th March 2019 the wonderful morning tradition was upheld of St. Patrick’s Day Mass in St. Patrick’s Church where the Millstreet Pipe Band truly enhances the liturgy especially with the magnificent “Highland Cathedral” with pipes and organ (the repeat of which may be heard this Tuesday at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station) and also gives a brief recital in the Church Grounds. The organist with the Millstreet Choir was Jane Daly.  The Celebrant of the Mass was Fr. Billy Radley with Concelebrants Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. Seán Tucker.  Here we share some 21 images from the very special annual occasion.  The Band took part in the Parade at 5pm for the amazing 67th time.   Present in our group image are two of the Members who have been in the Band since the early 1950s – Tim O’Shea and Liam Coffey.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet”

Parish Newsletter – St. Patrick’s Day – 17th March 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday of Lent & St. Patrick’s Day
17th March, 2019
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: Kathleen Cotter, Old Coach Avenue; Mary Halliden, Rathcoole

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEKEND:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Niall Kelleher, Station Road
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Mary Moynihan, Rathduane
Cullen 10.15 a.m. George & Kathleen Forde, Lislehane & Willie Joe & Danny Forde, Mologhroe
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. The present & past members of Millstreet Pipe Band

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Kelleher, Minor Row; John Joe Tangney, Main Street; John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square; Margaret Healy, Murphy’s Terrace; Daniel Murphy, Murphy’s Terrace; Nora Creedon, West End; Christy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Nora Coffey, Macroom Road; Noreen Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower; Ned & Nora Buckley, Mill Lane & Knocknakilla; Breda Buckley, Coolnaguillagh; Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly; Michael Mahony, Ballydaly & Millstreet; Ellen Cahill; Abby McCarthy, Minor Row & Cork; Harry Dimmock, London &Aubane.   [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – St. Patrick’s Day – 17th March 2019”

TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience

It’s rare to see double decker buses in Millstreet but on Sat. 16th March 2019 a number of them were part of the transport bringing huge numbers of enthusiastic young people to Green Glens for the annual TechWorks Festival.  Participants travelled from many parts of Ireland and some came from the UK also.  The event commences shortly after midday and ended at midnight.   The occasion was very well coordinated and security was most professional.   Such was the volume of the modern music that it echoed beyond Green Glens.   Clearly it was a happy and enjoyable occasion for the great number of participants.  We thank Thomas, Pat and Muireann and the TechWorks organisers for permitting us to share images from the very colourful event.  Click on the pictures (almost 40) to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience”

Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass

Maintaining a wonderful tradition at St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet – Members of Millstreet CCÉ played a number of superb traditional airs at Mass on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day 2019.   The blessed shamrock was placed near the altar.  Celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..   Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir – The Blessings of St. Patrick to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass”

Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm

Last year’s Carriganima Parade took place in snowy conditions as illustrated in our 2018 images.  It was Fr. Anthony Wickham who was Grand Marshal of the ever popular Parade.  Shane McCarthy of Carriganima very kindly assisted us in video recording the wonderful event.   This year’s Parade takes place on this Monday at 3pm.  Everyone is very welcome.  As always a mighty atmosphere at The Pub follows where many assemble.  Seán Murphy, Coordinator supereme, will as usual act as MC on the day during which his commentary of the Parade is always both witty, humorous and informative.  And Seán has just informed us that this year’s Grand Marshal will be the very same Fr. Anthony Wickham.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm”

Death Notice: Mary Halliden, Rathcoole

Halliden (Rathcoole) On March 14th.2019 Peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family, Mary (née Twomey, Banteer) beloved wife of the late Darby and dear mother of Pat, Ellen (Dunne), Eilish (O’Leary), Marian (Kelleher), Joan (Sheahan), Angela (Linehan) and the late baby Grace, sister of Connie and the late Michael. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving family, sons-in-law Michael, Richard, Dan, John and John, her adored 17 grandchildren, nephews-in-law Monsignor Dan and Pat O’Connor, carers Helen and Margaret, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer. Rosary on Saturday evening at 8 o’clock. Reposing Sunday evening from 6 o’clock followed by removal at 8 o’clock to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Funeral Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in Kilcorney Old Cemetery. May she rest in peace. [rip]

Looking for a Photo from The Clonbanin Commemoration 1971

Ciara sent us the below message, can anyone help her in her search?

Hi, I’m trying to find anyone who might have a photo of the 1971 commemoration of the Clonbanin Ambush. My grandfather took part and my Dad remembers a photo was taken of the surviving IRA men including my grandfather. I’ve searched online newspaper archives but haven’t found anything.
Thank you. Ciara

Read more about the Clonbanin Ambush

Reen’s Life Pharmacy Presents Sports Bibs & First Aid Kit to Millstreet Juvenile Club

Members of Millstreet and Duarigle Gaels Juvenile Club were delighted to receive a new set of Sports Bibs as well as a Full First Aid Kit from Mairéad Reen of Reens Life Pharmacy Millstreet. Our picture was taken at Millstreet Astroturf on Thursday, 14th March 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features our Visit to Belgium

On Cork Music Station   this Tuesday (12th March 2019) we feature our usual mixture of music, musings and chat.  Our European Parliament special programme also begins tonight and the many images below help to illustrate our visit to Belgium in Feb. 2019 and includes interviews with Seán Kelly, MEP and Tour Coordinator Bernie Carroll from Limerick.  Happy Listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features our Visit to Belgium”

Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday March 24th

Millstreet Vintage Club Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday March 24th next,Johnny was a Founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the Inaugural Johnny Hickey Run,The Millstreet Pipe Band will lead off the Run from the Square in Millstreet and this will be very appropriate as Johnny was a very active and Enthusiastic Member of the Pipe Band,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup up for grabs for Best Car on the day,we will be returning back to Millstreet for the conclusion of the Run with Dinner at the Wallis Arms Hotel for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, Willie on 087 2229874 or Denis on 087 2033350.

Fitness Class coming to Aubane Community Centre on this Thursday March 14th

Fitness Class coming to Aubane

Fitness/Exercise class with Fitness Instructor Kyrle starting in Aubane Community Centre on this Thursday 14th March for five weeks.It will finish on Thursday 11 April. Start Time 8.00pm – 9.00pm.

Payment of €40.00 on first night. Class open to Male & Female.

Please bring a towel,wear runners,bottle of water and exercise mat.

All welcome.

For futher Details contact John F Kelleher 086 1942161 or Noreen Kelleher 087 9486673

Eily’s Report 12th March

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

Storm Gareth is venting its feeling on the world outside as I sit to write my weekly account of local happenings.  So far the weekend  weather has seen wild winds, heavy sleety downpours and the thunder and lightening  left many without power. So the yellow warning still exits and it would be advisable to heed its message. But there’s always hope and the sight on our web today of a mother sheep and her two woolly lambs enjoying new life in Carriganima would give rise to anybodies spirits. Buíochas le Dia.

 

The people of Rathmore were lucky with the weather on Sunday when they went ahead at 1.30 with their St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We will be asking for clemency in the weather also on Sunday next when its our turn to pull out all the stops in honour of our Patron Saint Patrick himself. The organising committee are working hard on their preparations but it takes  every man, woman and child to give the annual event the support that it deserves.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 12th March”

Death Notice: Kathleen Cotter, Liscahane

The death has occurred on Monday 11th March 2019 of Kathleen Cotter, late of Coolagh, Newmarket, and 1 Old Coach Avenue, Liscahane, Millstreet. Passed away peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family, wife of the late Dan Joe and mother of the late infant son Daniel. Deeply regretted by her daughters, Mary O’Sullivan (Barradubh, Killarney), Catherine Fitzegerald (Killarney), Eileen Lyons (Millstreet), Margaret O’Callaghan (Millstreet), son David Cotter (Banteer), grandchildren Peter, David, Patrick, Aoife, Emma, Jennifer, Amy, Sophie, Louise and Steven, sister Joanie Drumm (Newmarket), sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Reception into St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Thursday for 12 noon Mass, burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. [rip]

Launch of Millstreet Credit Union History Booklet 1968-2016

On Monday night (11th March 2019) the very impressive Booklet outlining the History of Millstreet Credit Union 1968 to 2016 was officially launched at Credit Union H.Q. in The Square, Millstreet.  Here we share three images from the historic occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Wonderful Gathering for Unveiling of John & Lena Plaque in Millstreet Town Park

It was John O’Keeffe’s niece – Peg O’Keeffe of Drishane Road, Millstreet – who this Monday morning (11th March 2019) officially unveiled the very impressive plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park in the presence of a wonderful cross section of local people and visitors including relatives from Mitchelstown of the late Lena.   Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns and Members of Millstreet Town Park were also present.   Chairman of Millstreet Town Park Committee – Denis Twomey – delivered a superb speech acknowledging the amazing contribution both John and the late Lena made to Millstreet over several years.   Denis Hickey and his Team had the ground and plaque placement splendidly prepared.   Here we share some 18 images illustrating what a very special occasion it was – blessed, thankfully, by perfect weather conditions.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Peg O’Keeffe unveils the special plaque.
Denis Twomey and Denis Hickey applaud Peg having officially unveiled the plaque.
Belle Brosnan (with her Grandmother) points to the new plaque. Belle’s Grandfather, the late Neily O’Leary, devoted lots of dedicated time to the care of the Town Park and Millstreet environs.
Áine Collins was among those who were instrumental in accessing funding for Millstreet Town Park and hugely respected the inspirational efforts of John and Lena.

And we share a further 13 images from this morning’s historic occasion. [read more …] “Wonderful Gathering for Unveiling of John & Lena Plaque in Millstreet Town Park”