Pictured below is the superbly talented U18 Crossfields Céilí Band after their splendid win in Drogheda at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann on Sunday, 18th August 2019…Hugely thrilled! 🙂 Local members of this Band are Marie O’Neill, Darragh Twomey, Anna Buckley & Leah Murphy. Our picture also includes Alan Finn, Coach supreme. Nine members of this Band are in their last year of U18 competition thus they were so delighted to have been part of the magnificent Five-in-a-Row Winning Céilí Band. We thank Bridget Buckley for the picture and caption information. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this week’s programme where the focus is on Dr. Croke. (S.R.)
When Thomas William Croke was born in Kilbrin in 1823, the struggle for Catholic Emancipation was almost over. Yet, his mother Isabella, a Protestant aristocrat, was still shunned by her family, because of her marriage to a Catholic estate agent.
On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene continues and concludes the story of the man after whom GAA Headquarters is named.
This week we hear how £1,872 was raised from the Croke Memorial hurling and football Tournament in 1913. The sum of money raised allowed the GAA to purchase Jones’s Road, which now became Croke Park.
Although his name is synonymous with hurling and football, Thomas Croke’s first love was handball, and we hear about his legacy to the sport in Fermoy.
Millstreet club will receive a limited allocation of tickets for the All Ireland football final on Sunday 1st September. Adult members are asked to contact the secretary, Sharon Lane by 9.00p.m. Monday night.
Mass Intentions this Week-end: Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Nora & Jimmy Coleman, Murphy’s Terrace Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Jerh Noonan, Coolinarne Cullen 10.15 a.m. Noel Duggan, Lisnaboy & Sr. Elizabeth Millstreet 11.30 a.m. John Joe & Eily Greaney, Lackabawn
Anniversaries: Lil O’Sullivan, Minor Row; Joe O’Sullivan, Killarney Road; Paddy O’Shea, Coole; Patrick, Hanora & John Joesph Barrett, Tullig; Seamus O’Connor, Tullig; Danny & the deceased members of the Lynch family, Kippagh; Jeremiah O’Connor, Knockduff; Molly Hickey, Gortnacreeha; Fr. Dermot Nash; Dainne & Peggy O’Sullivan, Two Gneeves; Sheila “Judy” Doocey, England & Murphy’s Terrace; Timmy & Peggy Cronin, New York & Murphy’s Terrace; Abina Karen O’Keeffe, Aubane & Wexford; Mary Philpott & Pat John Philpott, Lyre. [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 25th August, 2019”
Congrats to Nicholas J. Buckley from Millstreet bringing home Bronze from the Kerry County Championships which were held in Beaufort on Thursday night. Great success & hard training paying off. Fantastic racing by all members of the SLCC proving great results.
Well done to all who participated in the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Congratulations to Eddie Kiely who won the O18 guitar accompaniment in Drogheda with Tadhg O’Sullivan Millstreet. Congratulations to Katie O’Sullivan Cullen U15 English Singing, and also to Diarmuid Cronin Rathcoole U18 Storytelling.
The CD celebrating 40 years of Millstreet Comhaltas 2019 for sale in Coleman’s, Wordsworth, Munster Fire and Safety, O’Leary Butchers and Herlihy’s Centra featuring local participants. All proceeds to Millstreet Comhaltas children learning traditional music. Enrol next month, learn to play an instrument, win new friends and join in the craic.
The best of luck to Conor O’Callaghan from Kilcorney, who will line out at corner back in the All Ireland Under 20 Hurling Final against Tipperary, this evening Saturday August 24th, at 6pm in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick.
There will be live coverage on C103fm (radio) and TG4 (TV) with updates on Cork’s 96FM, Red FM, Radio na Gaeltachta, Cork GAA website and Twitter page, but nothing beats being there!!
As part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture, Culture Night 2019 will take place on Friday September 20th in the Square in Millstreet. Millstreet Community Council is inviting individuals & groups who would like to exhibit their work in the E Centre (photographs, arts, crafts etc) to contact Marie 0872802529 or any member of Millstreet Community Council before September 6th.
O’Brien (Pouladuff Road and late of Kilcorney, Co Cork): On August 22, 2019, peacefully, in the excellent care of all the staff at Mallow General Hospital, CHRISTINE (née O’Sullivan), dearly beloved wife of Daniel, much loved mother of Bryan, Janet (Boston, USA) and the late baby Daniel and dear sister of all her predeceased brothers and sisters.
Sadly missed by her loving husband and family, daughter-in-law Natasha, grandchildren Luke, Danielle and Ellmarie,brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, the staff and residents in Brídhaven Nursing Home and all her friends.
Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd. Removal at 6.30pm on Friday evening to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Lough. Requiem Mass at 10am on Saturday. Funeral afterwards to St Finbarr’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. May she rest in peace. [rip]
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”
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.
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]
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
“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 Departed. And 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:
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.)
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.)
Childminder required for 3 school going children for 2 days a week (Wednesday and Thursday) for before and after school care in either children’s own house (Dromagh) or childminders house. Please contact 0879440718 if interested.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>