Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow will launch one of the first Bealtaine Festival 2019 events at Millstreet Library when at 7:00pm on Wednesday, 1st May she will officially open Millstreet Active Retirement Association Artists’ Exhibition. Everyone is most welcome. We thank Phil for alerting us to the special occasion. (S.R.)
The Month’s Mind Mass for Vivienne Murphy will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet on Easter Monday, 22nd April 2019 at 7:00pm. All are very welcome.
Mushera Platform Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance at the Marquee in Ballinagree (at the Back of Laine Bar)
Sunday April 28th 2019 from 3pm to 5.30pm,Spot Prizes on Door Tickets,Proceeds to Ballinagree Playground
Michael Quinn passed through Millstreet last year when walking the Ireland Way. He has made a video of his day from Millstreet to John’s Bridge, which include some lovely words for the people of Millstreet, and interview with Eily Buckley, lots of praise for Eileen O’Riordan, and had a chat with Enda, Bella and Nicky … as well as some of the scenery along the way.
“Roads and country lanes dominate this section and you may think it a boring walk but the characters I met along the way truly made this part very interesting. You’ll not get landscapes that wow but you will get a wonderful taste of the friendly people that make up north west Cork. So please watch and enjoy my adventure on the link below.”
The fine weather ran out for many of our weekend events here in Millstreet, but it’s a well-known fact that when the going gets though, the tough gets going. The organisers of our weekend Feile Cheoil excelled themselves in putting up posters etc. in wind and rain, to let the people know that a few days and nights of traditional entertainment was about to begin, and the gala Ceili on Saturday night at the Wallis Arms was just the place to make you forget the raging elements outside. There were winners and losers at the various competitions but the wonderful music by the popular “Conifers “, turned the Hotel Ballroom into a place of real Traditional music, and joy.
Meanwhile at the other end of Town we had an extravanza of classical music and singing provided in our beautiful St. Patrick’s Parish Church, when the mighty voices of the Duhallow Choral Society and The Kerry Choral Union joined forces to raise funds for our Local Community Hospital. In excess of 100 voices made up the cast who filled the Sanctuary to its limit. Our church took on a cathedral-like appearance filled with light and colour and atmosphere. The very large crowd was held spellbound by their enchanting repertoire which went on non-stop, for the most of one and a half hours.
The locality of Aubane featured strongly on Monday Night last at the The Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony where John F Kelleher Chairman of Aubane Social Club was presented with a Recognition Certificate for the Aubane Social Club and Aubane Native Jack Lane founder of the Aubane Historical Society was also Presented with a Recognition Certificate by Patrick Gerard Murphy Mayor of County Cork at the Annual Awards Event Ceremony held in the County Hall .
The ever popular TR Dallas is appearing at McCarthys Bar in Millstreet on next Holy Thursday Night April 18th,a great Night of Music and Entertainment not to be missed,Spot Prizes to be won on the Night,Everybody Welcome.
Congratulations to Daniel O Callaghan (top-left), fiddle player in the Kilshannig Ceol Uirlise group who put together a selection of foot tapping jigs and reels to sway the outcome and collect the All-Ireland Scór Sinsear title from GAA President John Horan. Elsewhere Muireann Vaughan(Kanturk) and St. James Bailéad Ghrúpa went close as did the Millstreet Quiz team. [read more …] “All-Ireland Scór Sinsear for Daniel”
Many thanks to the people of Millstreet for their generous contributions at our Church gate collections Saturday evening and Sunday morning, it is very much appreciated.
A very exciting Easter weekend in store for the club with SLCC tackling Ras Mumham – a four day event covering the toughest terrain Kerry has to offer.
Best of luck to the team of Richard Cleverly, Donie Kelleher, Johnny R O Sullivan along with guest riders Richard O Brien (Blarney CC) and Tom Shanahan (Limerick CC).
Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy’s are heading to Gorey for the Easter weekend riding as part of a Munster Selection Team.
Young Denis O Connor continues his rich vein of form, with a 3rd place finish in last Sunday’s Donal Crowley Memorial A3 race in Blarney. Denis was in a group of 4 that got away in atrocious conditions and was pipped by two O’Leary Stone Kanturk riders in a tight sprint finish.
Well done also to Richard Cleverly who came 10th in the A1/A2 Section of the race.
The juveniles headed to Drogheda last weekend for the superbly organised Ras Na Nog. A three stage event scheduled over 2 days with a HQ in Bellewstown Racecourse. Amy Fleming and Ben Murphy finished in the top 10 overall in their respective categories while Kate Murphy was 3rd overall U12 (Girl).
Overall the SLCC riders performed very well with a number of top 10 finishes.
Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.
Well done to our club members who took part in Kenmare GAA Fund raising cycle hosted by Kenmare Cycling Club taking in the Caha Pass and Healy Pass.
New members always welcome to both adult or juvenile section of the club-learn to enjoy a great sport and gain some new friends. For further information contact 087-7023562 or the club facebook page
The Kerry Athletics Awards Banquet took place in the Kenmare Bay Hotel Friday April 12th 2019.On the night the excellent performances of the Athletes during 2018 were celebrated.Sincere congratulations goes to two very talented young Athletes. Brother and Sister Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet .They both received a beautiful Kerry Club Award for their outstanding preformances with Gneeveguilla Athletic Club throughout 2018. Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such wonderful success in the world of sport.
There will be no transmission of “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station on this Tuesday night. On next Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 our 10pm Interview will include a chat with Bryan O’Leary (centre in photograph) and the members of the superb traditional Irish music group Conifers pictured below at their magnificent Concert on last Saturday night in the Wallis Arms Hotel. Cork Music Station broadcasts 24/7 with the very best of Irish and Country & Western Music. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Community Hospital are delighted and looking forward to hearing Duhallow choral society with Kerry choral Union in a Gala concert this evening, Sunday 14th April @ 7 o’clock in St.Patrick’s Church Millstreet. Tickets are available in local shops. Your Support is greatly appreciated 🎼🎼
A sample from rehearsals last weekend:
PALM SUNDAY – 14th April, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
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:
MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Johnnie Sheehan, Banteer
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Fr. Tim Buckley, Cahirbarnagh & England
Cullen 10.15 a.m. James, Kathleen & J.J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Breda O’Leary, The Square
ANNIVERSARIES: Phillis O’Shea, Minor Row; Bridie Killeen, Main Street; Patrick Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Bridget Collins, Cockhill; Patrick O’Donnell, Liscahane; Mary O’Mahony, Cloghoulabeg; Rafal Luberda, Tanyard & Poland; Bina Corcoran, Boherbue; Michael & Frank O’Riordan, Knocknagree; Imelda Collins, Tralee. [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – Palm Sunday – 14th April, 2019”
We thank Geraldine for alerting us to the fact that a Safety Net for a Trampoline has been found at Killarney Road, Millstreet today. Please contact millstreetmuseum @eircom.net if you or someone you know has lost this new item. (S.R.)
The Glen Theatre Drama Group are doing two performances this weekend with the hilarious romantic comedy: Caught on the Hop, at 8.30pm on Saturday and Sunday evenings. [read more …] “Caught on the Hop at the Glen Theatre”
The death has occurred of Mary (May) Hurley (née Loftus) Meenskehy East, Derrinagree. Passed away peacefully in Bridhaven Nursing Home, Mallow, surrounded by her loving family, wife of the late Timothy (Ted). Sadly missed by her loving family Madge (Marjorie), Edward, Kevin, Luke, daughters in law Mairead and Mikoya, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Lying in repose in The Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree. Rosary at 6pm on Saturday evening. Reposing on Sunday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 2pm with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. ‘May She Rest in Peace’. [rip]
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s very interesting programme. (S.R.)
This coming Monday April 15th, marks the anniversary of one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters – the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
On Where the road takes me this Sunday evening, John Greene travels to Ballydesmond to hear the story of Danny Buckley who survived the sinking.
However, Danny’s luck ran out on the battlefields of World War one, when a sniper’s bullet ended his life, just a few short days before the war had ended.
At the American wake in Ballydesmond the night before he departed on the Titanic, Danny stood and sang ‘When the fields are white with daisies’. [read more …] “Remembering RMS Titanic on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″
Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of St. Joseph’s 2 Ward, St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork, ANNE (nee Murphy), late of Drishane Road, Millstreet, dearly beloved wife of the late John and much loved Mother of William (Bill), John D, Tony, Denis, Dan, Kieran and Brendan. Deeply regretted by her sons, daughters-in-law Norma, Kay, Aine, Evelyn and the late Paula and her seven grandchildren. Dear sister to Hannah (O’Leary), DanJoe, the late Kitty (O’Neill) and Teresa, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Rosary at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Saturday evening at 8pm. Lying in repose on Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Reception into St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Monday for 11am Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. May She Rest in Peace.
Carriganima/Clondrohid Community Alert Meeting in Clondrohid Hall on next Monday Night April 15th at 8.30pm,
Guest Speakers from An Garda Siochana will be in attendance on the Night to give advice on Crime Protection,
Oppurtunity will be had to renew your Yearly Text Alert Fee at this Meeting,
A big congratulations to Nicholas James Buckley age 10 from Millstreet, competing in his first Road Race in Dungarvan last Sunday morning. He was cycling in the under 12 event, and had a very compelling race. Nicholas is a member of Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club.
INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
MILLSTREET v DROMTARIFFE
next SUNDAY 14th APRIL