Death Notice: Theresa Twomey (née O’Mahony)

The death has occurred on Saturday, August 14, 2010 of Theresa TWOMEY, (née O’Mahony) of Rathcoole and Cullen Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this Monday evening at 8pm to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Tuesday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Cullen Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu, to Marymount Hospice.

1901 Census for Millstreet

Genealogists and family historians all over will be delighted to hear that the 1901 census of Ireland (31 March 1901) has been online for some two weeks now. There are only two complete censuses relating to Ireland: those conducted in 1901 and 1911.  The 1911 census went online just under a year ago, and contains slightly more information about each individual, but the 1901 census includes the following:

  • Name and surname
  • Relation to head of family
  • Religious profession
  • Education
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Rank, profession or occupation
  • Marital status
  • Where born
  • Irish Language
  • Specified illnesses

The census is hosted on the nationalarchives.ie website, and you can navigate the Census in two ways:

  1. Using the Search facility on the site, or by
  2. Browsing Millsteet’s District Electoral Divisions of the time (map below): Coomlogane, Drishane, Keale, Caherbarnagh, Cullen, Derragh, Crinnaloo, Rathcool, Skagh, Kilcorney (listed as Kilcarney),  Doonasleen, Knocknagree, while half of Dromtarriffe Parish is in the Kanturk area in the form of  Rosnalea, and Coolclough.

Note: The town of Millstreet is split down the middle (at the bridge) by Coomlogane and Drishane DED’s.

Dispensary Districts & District Electoral Divisions in Co. Boroughs & Urban Districts (1912) [Full Map] [All DED Maps]

Listed below are all the local Electoral Divisions (14) and all of the townlands (220):

Coomlogane

Drishane

Keale

Caherbarnagh

Cullen

Derragh

Crinnaloo

Rathcool

Skagh

Kilcarney (Kilcorney)

Doonasleen

Knocknagree

Rosnalea (Dromtarriffe Parish)

Coolclough (Dromtarriffe Parish)

Death Notice: Sr. Kathleen O’Riordan, Laught

The death has occurred on Monday, May 24, 2010 of Sr. Kathleen O’RIORDAN (Columban Sister) of St. Columban’s Convent, Magheramore, Wicklow. Late of Laught, Rathcoole, Mallow, Co. Cork, and Chile. Deeply regretted by her sisters Helen McMunn, Mary Finnerty, Hannah MacPhaidin, Noreen Kiely, brothers Joe and Brendan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunt, nieces and nephews, grandniece and grandnephews, relatives, friends and Religious Community. R.I.P. Funeral tomorrow, Wednesday, after 11.30am Mass in the Convent Chapel to the Convent Cemetery. Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Sr. Kathleen in St. John’s Church Dromagh on Monday, May 31, at 8pm.

Earl Grey Famine Orphans

Dear Sir/Madam
My great great grandmother Johanna/Hannah Mahoney was one of the “Earl Grey Famine Orphans” from Millstreet sent to Australia in 1850. Her parents were Daniel Mahoney, a shoe maker, and Catherine nee Sheehan both deceased. I found a Widow Mahony and 3 dependants were evicted from Rathcoole in 1847 which could be Catherine.
I am trying to find out where Daniel and Catherine would have been buried as probable famine victims. Would it have been Cillin on the Clara Road or Clondrohid?
I would like to pay my respects and if possible plant a tree in their memory.
Although I was born and raised in New Zealand I have lived in Clonakilty the past 16 years and have only recently discovered my ancestors.
yours faithfully
Kaye <email>

 

About the Earl Grey Female Orphans

Between 1848 and 1850 over 4,000 adolescent female orphans emigrated from Irish workhouses to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide on the other side of the world. Their emigration has become known as the ‘Earl Grey scheme’ after its principal architect, Earl Grey, Secretary of State for the Colonies in Lord John Russell’s Whig government at the time of the Great Irish Famine.

[read more …] “Earl Grey Famine Orphans”

IRD Duhallow

Map of Communities in IRD Duhallow

IRD Duhallow is a community-based Integrated Rural Development (IRD) company that was established in 1989. The company combines the efforts and resources of the State Bodies, Local Authorities, Local Communities and individual entrepreneurs for the benefit of the local areas. The main objective of IRD Duhallow is to establish and to support initiatives directed towards the generation of enterprise for the benefit and welfare of communities in Duhallow who may be deprived due to rural population, immigration, lack of training, economic deprivation or poor infrastructure.

IRD Duhallow have recently updated their website and all the up to date information is there, including the Monthly Newsletter, DART Timetables, info on grants, Duhallow Initiatives, a communities section, and much more.

from IRD Duhallow

Drake and Moynihan going to Coffs Harbour Rally

The Rallyschool.com.au Irish duo of Charlie Drake (Derinagree) and Eoin Moynihan (Ballydaly) are counting down the days until the next round of the Australian Rally Championship gets under way in Coffs Harbour on the 14th – 16th May. The pair are fired up after recording their best ever result in a NSW State Championship round, the Lithgow event, where they finished third overall.

“We were really happy with the result in Lithgow and to finish third overall was a great boost for our confidence. We were seeded car 16 so to have a joint fastest stage time and be consistently in the top three was really encouraging, so now we are really looking forward to Coffs,” Charlie said.

[read more …] “Drake and Moynihan going to Coffs Harbour Rally”

River View Holiday House

River View – Millstreet, Co Cork

River View: Cottage in picturesque setting. Ideal touring base adjacent to Cork, Mallow and Killarney. Short drive to Millstreet town and Country Park. A getaway from it all with beautiful views and the comfort of modern conveniences.

  • Saturday changeover /pets welcome
  • short breaks accepted
  • private garden / patio
  • bed linen / towels provided free of charge
  • washing machine
  • patio
  • dishwasher
  • TV / Video/ DVD
  • children welcome
  • open fire
  • private parking for up to 3 cars
  • Electricity / heating charge
  • fridge – freezer

More details below:

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Annmarie in Philadelphia

Annmarie O’Riordan was singing her way around Boston, New York and Massachusettes a week ago in the run up to St.Patricks Day. Below are nine videos taken in Philadelphia and posted on youTube:

Above: Annmarie sings at the March 4, 2010, pre-St. Patrick’s Day Parade party at CBS3 in Philadelphia.

Above: “The unbelievable voice of the 20 year old Annmarie O’Riordan sings the song Grace, about the 1916 Easter Rising, accompanied by Pat Kildea on keyboard, Paraic Keane on fiddle and Fintan Malone. At the Irish Center, Philadelphia March 5, 2010.”
[read more …] “Annmarie in Philadelphia”

Rathcoole Rovers B 2 Los Zarcos 1

In another hard fought derby encounter Rathcoole sent their Millstreet visitors home pointless after a late goal in the AUL Murphy’s League 3A on Sunday morning last. This was always going to be a hotly contested affair but it was Los Zarcos who looked to have the upper hand early on. They went into the lead after 10 minutes when Martin Murphy connected with a corner only to see the ball come back off the crossbar, and bounce of at least one defender before ending up in the net.

Read the full match report on the Corkman website
Keep track of all the sporting results in our Whats On page

Dromtariffe GAA Social

DROMTARIFFE GAA SOCIAL will take place at the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet on Friday January 29. Tickets are on sale at €25 each and are available from Derrinagree Post Office, Rathcoole Post Office or from Club Officers.

Music will be provided on the evening by the Celts. On the night the club will celebrate 125 years in existence and special guests on the night will be the victorious Minor Hurlers who won the Duhallow Minor Championship for the first time.

This and more news from Kilcorney / Rathcoole are on the Corkman website

2006 Census: Millstreet – sex, age, marital status

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Breakdown of the population of Millstreet Town (the town only) from the 2006 census. (click on the table above to see a bigger clearer table)

That’s a total of 1,401 people (744 male, and 657 female) just for Millstreet Town itself. Listed below also are the number of people in each of the Local Electoral Divisions that are in the Millstreet catchment area, which gives an idea of how many people live in our general area.

Male Female
Coomlogane 436 395
Drishane 853 809
Keale 161 156
Cullen 204 212
Kilcorney 152 163
Crinnaloo 108 92
Rathcoole 211 215
Skagh 225 208
2350 2250

See below for more details and some analysis of the census information for Millstreet:

[read more …] “2006 Census: Millstreet – sex, age, marital status”

Cloghoula National School – Whole School Evaluation

The Department of Education and Science have published an inspection report on Cloghoula National School. We have added the conclusion below, but the whole report is available to read on the Department’s website. Also available are older reports for all the other schools in the Millstreet area, which are also listed below:

Conclusion:

The school has strengths in the following areas:

  • A highly motivated and dedicated principal and staff.
  • A proactive board of management.
  • A collaborative approach to the work of the school
  • A high quality of education is provided
  • The school environment is happy and stimulating.
  • The children are well-behaved and cooperative.
  • The school is an important focal point in the community and a positive reflection of local customs, practices and expectations.

[read more …] “Cloghoula National School – Whole School Evaluation”

Millstreet Matters – 29 Oct 09

Millstreet Matters this week in the Corkman newspaper concentrates on a number of items that have already been mentioned on this site already: the Fancy Dress Ball this Friday night in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, the recent Pony Show in the Green Glens, the church restoration, the GAA draw, and the Paddy McCarthy Commemoration.

Kilcorney & Rathcoole notes for this week are also available to read.

Annmarie O’Riordan Singing

Annmarie O’Riordan our traditional Irish singer from Rathcoole has a newly revamped website located at  http://www.annmarie.ie. Give it a visit! Below are some of her songs from her three albums which you can listen to:


Cooraclare

There’s more songs to listen to below!!

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VHI Cúl Camp in Croke Park

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Anna Buckley from Coolnagillagh in Croke Park on Sept 28th in the GAA Summer Cúl Camp

A few pictures of Anna Buckley’s day out in Croke Park on Sept 28th. She won this through a competition she entered as part of the GAA Summer Cúl Camp sponsored by VHI, that took place in Millstreet this year.

She had a wonderful day, between playing camogie on the pitch there, as well as being given a tour of the stadium and GAA museum, and also meeting and playing with other children from many other counties.  It was a great day out.

Anna is aged 7, and attends Rathcoole National School. (pics above and below from her mother Bridget)

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Rathcoole Rovers FC

Without doubt, this has been the most successful season ever for double winning Rathcoole Rovers. This memorable year they managed to do what they had been trying to do for the past 8 seasons and went and won 1A.

For Rathcoole home form was a major factor, along with a few wins on the road. Every member of the squad played his part but special mention though for top goalscorer Tadhg Browne, who in a fine season, bagged 33 goals in total, 23 of them in the league.

[read more …] “Rathcoole Rovers FC”

Rathcoole Rovers U14 League Champs

Rathcoole Rovers U14 Won the Cork Schoolboys League Division 3 2008-2009 League title. They improved as the year went on and thoroughly deserved the win with a record of Played 14, Won 12, drawn 1, lost 1, scored 55, conceded only 8 goals. The next season will see them in division 2, where opposition will be stronger, but hopefully they will continue to improve.

The team above is (back row) Robert Kelleher, Donal Linehan, Matthew O’Shea, Alan Murphy, Frank Dineen, Kevin Sheehan, Diarmuid Frazer, Cian Dennehy. (front row) Mark O’Donovan, Kevin Crowley, Denis Breen, Colm Fitzpatrick, Len Murphy (capt) Paul Sheehan, Fachtna Murphy, Alex Buckland. (Click on the photo above for better quality)