Dan Joe Kelleher and the incredible TV station he set up in 1980s’ Co Cork

The rooms of LTV’s Dan Joe Kelleher home in Carriganima are a floor-to-ceiling walk-in library bursting with VHS tapes and DVDs of concerts and community commemorations. We are lucky to have his foresight to record  and store a snapshot of our local area for posterity.

In an article in today’s Irish Examiner, he is interviewed on how he started, how he built it up, and how changing formats of media worried him that his archive was becoming obsolete, and how he has for some time been committing his vast archive of recordings  to the internet for an invaluable record of the era from the 1970s to present day.

[Irish Examiner article]  [LTV Services Limited on Youtube]

I love Cork… but I fear for my wife and child back home

Owner of Castle Pizza in Millstreet, Waheed, featured in an article on the Associated Press recently. He talks about how he has been welcomed in Millstreet, on how he set up the Castle Pizza, but also on how he has not seen his family since he became an asylum seeker in Ireland in January 2019, and hopes that he can be reunited with his young family sooner rather than later, as the situation in his home country of Afghanistan is not good at present.

Watch the interview on the Associated Press website. [read more …] “I love Cork… but I fear for my wife and child back home”

Donagh at helm of £3.8bn UK builder

The CEO of London’s number two homebuilder tells John Reynolds of his upset, as an immigrant, about the UK’s vote to quit Europe

For a self-confessed avid follower of politics in these islands and across the Atlantic, the office of Donagh O’Sullivan, CEO of Galliard Homes, has an apt setting, on the edge of Westminster in the heart of London and just around the corner from the home of Channel 4 television. The 50 year-old Corkman, who grew up in Cullen, near Millstreet, was one of seven sons of parents who owned a petrol station and bus-hire company in the village.
A graduate of UCC, he has lived in the English capital for 28 years and now runs what is the second largest residential developer in the city, with FTSE-listed Berkeley Group ranking number one.
With a staff of 650, and employing up to 8,000 indirectly at any one time, Galliard is … [read the full article on the Sunday Independent].  [read more …] “Donagh at helm of £3.8bn UK builder”

Rediscover the Joy of the Train

Iarnród Éireann‘s recent marketing campaign is about rediscovering the joy of the train … but one of our eagle-eyed readers sent us in a message about the poster saying: “If you look out the window you will see Clara Mountain“.  What do you think?

[read more …] “Rediscover the Joy of the Train”

German Tourists and Millstreet Fire Brigade combine to put out fire in a Hay Field

Millstreet Fire Brigade featured in an article on the German Daily Newspaper Saarbrücker-Zeitung recently, when German firefighters who were on holidays here spotted a fire in a hay field and aided our fire brigade in putting it out ! Below is a translation of the article:

“What happened to four holidaymakers from Landsweiler recently on their trip through Ireland has nothing to do with recreation. It started on Thursday a week ago: Bernhard and Christine Schäfer were going with their daughter and buddy Markus Schorr happily through the area around the Irish town of Millstreet, when they discovered an “incredibly large smoke column”. As all four were members of the fire department in Landsweiler, they know immediately what to do: “We have circled the pillar of smoke and saw that a large mountain of hay was burning in a field,” says Bernhard Schäfer. Clear case: The fire department must be alerted…  [read more …] “German Tourists and Millstreet Fire Brigade combine to put out fire in a Hay Field”

1.5 Million Miles and Counting for John

John G Tarrant, who is the proprietor of Tarrant’s Livestock in Rathcoole, is set to become a celebrity all over Europe in the coming weeks.

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of DAF Trucks, the parent company in Holland recently undertook a continent wide campaign to find the oldest working DAF truck, and through a Youtube clip discovered John, who has been delivering cattle to marts in his 1984 DAF 2100 for the past 34 years.

Kanturk Mart resembled a Hollywood movie set on Monday when a film crew from Eindhoven in the Netherlands, along with key personnel from DAF in Cork and Dublin, accompanied John from his home in Rathcoole with a load of cattle destined for the mart… [Read the full article from the Irish Independent]

Update (20 Aug ’18): John’s feature in the documentary is here:


[read more …] “1.5 Million Miles and Counting for John”

Duhallow Today Competition Draw

Duhallow Today’s December 2017 winners have been drawn. Thank you for the great response we received. The winners will be published in our January 2018 edition so look out for your copy on the 2nd January.
Many thanks to Mary Coleman (from Colemans Centra, Millstreet) who was kind enough to help us with drawing the winners. She’s seen here with Niall and Justin from Duhallow Today.
The winners received some excellent prizes, for the Kids Corner colouring page we gave away a €40 hamper sponsored by Colemans Centra Millstreet…
and for the Christmas quiz the winner received a gift hamper worth €70.00 which was kindly sponsored by Herliy’s Centra Millstreet.
Look out for and enter our upcoming competitions for a chance to win great prizes.

[read more …] “Duhallow Today Competition Draw”

Denis set to retire as Keeper of the Blarney Stone

The man takes a hold of me as I lie down on my back. I grab two metal poles behind me and start to arch myself until my head is perpendicular to the rest of my body. The man then starts to lower me down into a hole in the floor. This is not the most natural of feelings but these are the things you do to kiss the most famous stone in Ireland.

The man’s name is Dennis – I guess it’s appropriate to at least be on a first name basis with someone holding me so intimately as I share my saliva (albeit with an inanimate object). He’s seen his fair share of strange things from his perch up here on the top of Blarney Castle.

“When someone takes a dive at the stone,” is his answer when I ask about weird things that happen.

“It never happens with a lady, it’s always with a man. He comes down here, he’s very quiet and nothing happens and when he comes here, it’s a dive he does. And he’s never small. He’s always big. I can’t tell you the words I use in my own mind – they’re not gracious words!” [1]

Thanks to Gillian who let us know that today’s newspapers featured Millstreet man Denis Cronin who is set to retire from his role of Keeper of the Blarney Stone after 13 years of holding thousands of visitors each day as they hope to gain the gift of the gab. [Irish Examiner] [Journal.ie]. The very best to Denis, who you can often meet in their local shop in Millstreet – An Siopa Deas.

[read more …] “Denis set to retire as Keeper of the Blarney Stone”

New UV Disinfection System currently being installed

An Ultra-Violet  (UV) disinfection system

Last November the local papers reported that small levels of cryptosporidium had been found in the Millstreet water supply, despite the fact that an assessment in 2015 rated the risk of cryptosporidium as “very high”. The EPA recommended that even though there was no immediate health risk, Irish Water should install an adequate barrier against the parasite to ensure the town’s water supply is adequately disinfected at all times.

Thankfully Irish Water are reporting today that “Upgrade works are underway in Millstreet in North Cork to provide a new UV disinfection system at the treatment plant.” [theCork.ie]

Now, since UV disinfection replaces chlorine disinfection in other locations, wouldn’t it be great if this meant that our water will taste better when the install in completed 🙂 (Our water is disinfected by chlorination and fluoridation) [read more …] “New UV Disinfection System currently being installed”

Dan Collins Ford

It was after World War II that Dan Collins, then a blacksmith apprentice at Coleman’s Garage in Millstreet, Ireland, came to the United States alongside his brother Johnny. Collins first worked at a Ford agency in New York, and within a few years news of his expertise as a mechanic had spread all the way to Oregon where Gordon Smith, owner of Lakeview’s local Ford dealership, offered Collins a job. With only a few dollars to his name, Collins traveled cross-country to Lakeview to join the Ford operation, which subsequently burned down soon afterward.

Despite the setback, the Collins brothers persisted, and by 1953 established a repair shop in Lakeview. Two years later, having built a Dodge-Plymouth agency alongside their repair shop, another fire nearly ended the business. The family regrouped, and by 1958 had bought the Chevrolet dealership from Buz Thompson, which in 1960 suffered yet another fire.  [read more …] “Dan Collins Ford”

Learning to live with Epilepsy

Although he was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of ten, Liam Burke considers himself to be one of the luckier ones when it comes to this neurological disease characterised by seizures.

The Millstreet-based civil engineer, who is now 43, is grateful to be in full time employment and says his epilepsy is “infrequent at the moment and generally has been throughout my life”.

The cause of most cases of epilepsy is … Read the full article from the Evening Echo

In Other News – 28th January 2016

  • – Video: Here’s a short quadcopter video of Drishane Castle this week, taking off from near the cemetery. [Instagram]
  • Congratulations to all our locals who won Duhallow Senior Scór titles on Friday night: John O’Sullivan of St. Johns GAA for his Recitation, Conor Linehan of Millstreet GAA, Cullen Ballad Group [John Tarrant]
  • Tom Creedon Cup Quarter Final: St Michaels v Millstreet, at St. Michael’s, 1pm Sunday 29th January. Start of the Football season already! [Cork GAA] [Millstreet GAA]. St.Michael’s won easily
  • Millstreet hospitality energises Breifne on the Beara way: En route, Breifne enjoyed North Cork hospitality at an event that recalled a moving chapter in Irish history. “It’s been an amazing and whirlwind journey so far, many miles covered, thousands of calories burned and hundreds of new friends made”, he said … [The Corkman]
  • Congratulations to Brian O’Croinín, Millstreet, and Denis O’Donoghue, Dromtarriffe, on winning prizes in the Cork GAA Draw for January [Cork GAA]
  • Mark Ellis is again at #5 in the Cork Senior Hurling team to play Limerick on Sunday 29th January at 2pm in the Co-op Superstores.ie Munster Hurling League Final @ Gaelic Grounds [Cork GAA] [The 42]
  • Photos: These two teams represented the Presentation N.S. at the Credit Union Quiz this evening in Mallow. Best of luck girls!  [Presentation N.S.]
  • St.Brendan’s N.S. are already the proud recipients of two Green Flags – for Waste and Energy, and for the last year have been on the hunt for their third Green Flag, this time for Water … [St.Brendan’s N.S.]
  • Bernard O’Donoghue is named as one of the judges for this year’s Ted Hughes Awards for New Work in Poetry [The Poetry Society]
  • Steven O’Riordan’s documentary on his sister Joanne “No Limbs No Limits” will be getting its Italian premier this year 🙂 [No Limbs No Limits]

[read more …] “In Other News – 28th January 2016”

Winning the Style Stakes at Leopardstown Races

She almost didn’t come to the third day of the Leopardstown winter racing festival, but Gillian’s last minute decision to go ahead with her original plan to wear a Donegal tweed two piece she designed herself turned out to be a triumph in the keenly contested Cliff At Lyons Style Stakes.

Her peplum tweed jacket and longline skirt was accessorised with a Marc Millinery hat with pheasant feather, white shirt with jabot, cream patent Amy Huberman heels and vintage gloves and bag. The outfit was made by a polish dressmaker near her home and the family’s love of the hunting ‘n fishing county look was clear when they are jubilantly joined mum in the parade ring. Many congratulations to Gillian. [read more …] “Winning the Style Stakes at Leopardstown Races”

Ирландский фанат “Зенита” нашёл в Петербурге свою любовь и увёз её на родину

Irish fan of “Zenith” in St. Petersburg found my love and took her home

With Zenith St.Petersburg playing Dundalk this week, Russian Magasine Life has an article this week on Kenny Cremin. Soccer mad Kenny was working in St.Petersberg for a few years, and while there took to supporting Zenith, and also met Olga.

If you can handle Russian the article is here, but for most of us we’ll have to go to the translated article here.

Millstreet Procession 2016 on This Weekend’s “Irish Catholic”

Thanks to Mags Gargan of “The Irish Catholic” our Millstreet Corpus Christi Procession 2016 features again this year in the famous national “Irish Catholic” weekly newspaper on page 8 of this weekend’s publication.  The Millstreet Legion of Mary makes this weekly newspaper available at the back of the Church.  (S.R.)3June 2016 Publications re Millstreet -6002June 2016 Publications re Millstreet -6001June 2016 Publications re Millstreet -600

Brilliant weather favours Corpus Christi Procession – the Corkman

Arrests in Millstreet (11th May 1916)


During the past week the military visited Millstreet and arrested the following members of the local Sinn Fein organisation—Messrs J. Twomcy, J. Buckley, J. Riordan, P. Carmody, L.Buckley, and M. Riordan. Accompanying the military were District Inspector Egan, Macroom, and Sergeant Mulcahy, Millstreet, assisted by some members of tho local force.

A Press Association Millstreet , Co. Cork, telegram states—Further arrests were made here yesterday morning in connection with the Sinn Fein movement, but attempts to secure arms and ammunition have been futile. Several persons are evading arrest and have taken to the hills. Three hundred Territorials have arrived.

(Cork Examiner – Thursday May 11th, 1916)

Duhallow Today Competitions

2016-04-13 Duhallow Today - logoDuhallow Today Competitions ……. are coming to an end. Closing date is the 15th.

“Kids Corner” has had a great reaction with some wonderful colourful entries. There are two movie tickets (sponsored by The Gate in Mallow) available for the lucky one to be drawn.

Also the “Sports Quiz” is being hotly contended with a chance to win a gift voucher from The Wallis Arms.

So if you have a copy of the magazine, submit your entries so that you have a chance to win. The draw will be made by Sean Radley and winners will be notified before the 17th April.

Follow DuhallowToday on Facebook to keep connected, and read the Magazine on DuhallowToday.ie

Trains nearly collide at Millstreet Railway Station

5Steam Train Visits Millstreet 10th May 2015 -800The Irish Examiner reports this morning that on December 8th 2013, two trains travelling towards each other on the same track on the Mallow-Killarney railway line narrowly avoided a head-on collision when they came to a stop just 175 metres apart at Millstreet station.

It reports that the cause was that one of the drivers failed to stop at warning signals. An accident was only prevented after a signal controller became aware of the danger and contacted the drivers to stop their trains. Read the full story on today’s Irish Examiner, and the investigation report below.

In 1964 there was another nearly head-on collision at Millstreet Station this time involving a runaway train:

On the night of Monday May 11 1964 a special goods train was derailed at Millstreet and blocked the Mallow-Tralee line. The special was headed by loco A54 and had originated at the Rathmore siding of Messrs Fry-Cadbury where it was loaded with chocolate crumb. It was scheduled to cross the 02:25 Mallow-Tralee mail goods at Millstreet but seemingly got out of control on the two mile fall at 1 in 154/124 approaching the station. The Millstreet signalman, fearing a collision between the runaway and the mail goods, apparently rerouted the train through the loop into the yard but it failed to take the curves and derailed at the north end of the station. A54 and fifteen wagons of its train left the rails and piled debris across the entire station. Up morning trains of May 12 ran to Millstreet and Rathmore respectively but the line was cleared in the afternoon sufficiently for traffic to be resumed. – from Irish Rail Fans’ News July 1964

(that’s all we know about the accident, it’s recent enough, so some local people should know more about it).

Note: this 1964 train accident is not to be confused with the incident when an artic lorry overturned outside St.Mary’s graveyard in the mid 80s, spilling bags and bags of chocolate crumb onto the footpath.

The summary report on the 2013 near accident from the Railway Accident Investigation Unit Report reads as follows:

SPAD at Signal TL223, Millstreet, on the 8th December 2013

On the 8th December 2013, the IÉ 11:50 hours (hrs) passenger service from Tralee to Heuston (Train A303) was running late. In an effort to minimise delays, the Centralised Traffic Control (CTC) Signalman and the Traffic Regulator made the decision to change the crossing point of Train A303 and the 12:10 hrs Cork to Tralee passenger service (Train A304) to Millstreet Station (Cork), instead of Banteer Station (the routes are on a bi-directional single line track with crossing loops). It was expected that Train A304 would arrive first at Millstreet Station (a one-platform station), disembark passengers and shunt into the crossing loop. However, both trains approached Millstreet Station at the same time. As Train A303 approached Millstreet Station, it passed signal TL223 at danger without authority. The SPAD resulted in the two trains occupying the same section of line, travelling towards each other, until the CTC Signalman put out a general call for the trains to stop. Both train drivers applied the brakes and the trains came to a stop 175 metres (m) apart on the platform at Millstreet Station. IÉ awarded a SPAD Risk Ranking (SRR) of 21 to this Category A SPAD therefore categorising it as a high risk SPAD.
The RAIU investigation found that the immediate cause of the SPAD was that Driver A303 did not see that Signal TL223 was displaying a stop aspect and continued driving towards Millstreet Station. Possible contributory factors to Train A303 arriving at Millstreet Station Platform were:

  • The current basic overrun protection in the Millstreet area does not provide sufficient protection to trains on single lines with crossings loops;
  • Driver A303 lost situational awareness, as he thought Signal TL223 was displaying a green aspect;
  • Driver A303 had an incorrect expectation that Signal TL223 would be displaying a green aspect as he had never approached the signal displaying a red light; this incorrect expectation was reinforced by the fact that the barriers for Level Crossing XE061 were lowered on his approach and there were passengers waiting on the platform. Furthermore, he had not been made aware by radio or by any other means and he was unaware that the crossing point for the trains had changed;
  • Driver A303 did not apply any form of Error Prevention Technique (EPT) on the approach to the yellow aspect of Signal TLR223 to remind him that Signal TL223 would be displaying a red aspect;
  • Driver A303 did not apply any EPT to refocus on his driving duties after he had become stressed, distracted and preoccupied by the events at Killarney Station during the same journey, where two young children were left unattended, which resulted in Driver A303 having to return to the station. Driver A303 had also become distracted by the fact that he was unable to provide relief duties for another service, due to the late running of the train. Driver A303 may
    have also become distracted by the speed board, located directly after Signal TL223; and the flashing lights of Level Crossing XE061;
  • The CTC Signalman and the Traffic Regulator were unaware that they had inadvertently reduced the overrun protection for the trains, as they allowed Train A304 onto the platform instead of holding it outside the station.

Underlying causes associated with the incident, include:

  • The Traffic Regulator’s Manual does not include specific instructions or any form of dynamic risk assessment in relation to the alteration of the scheduled movements of trains;
  • IÉ’s Lineside Signal Sighting & Spacing Signalling Standard (I-SIG-2043) does not adequately address the risks associated with distraction features in the vicinity of signals, in particular, the positioning of speed boards in the vicinity of signals.

15 The root cause associated with the incident was:

  • Non-technical skills, such as EPT, are not adequately promoted, trained for, assessed or monitored during driving training and driver competency management as outlined in IÉ-RU’s suite of Operations SMS documents (namely OPS-SMS-3.0, OPS-SMS-3.1, OPS-SMS-3.2 & OPS-SMS-3.5).


In Other News – 15th Nov 2015

Around the districts: Kilcorney/Dromtariffe (12th in the Corkman)

Millstreet’s TY’s embrace exciting year full of drive and enthusiasm – the Transition Year students of Millstreet Community School are well and truly cooking up a storm this year (12th Nov in the Corkman)

Twinning group celebrates 30th – Millstreet’s strong links with Pommerit le Vicomte has maintained a highly successful twinning with the Britanny base over the past 30 years and three decades of involvement were celebrated at a function in the Wallis Arms Hotel (12th Nov in the Corkman)

Joanne collects award in Japan – Millstreet’s Joanne O’Riordan won recognition for her contribution to people with disabilities at a ceremony in Japan (12th Nov in the Corkman)

Millstreet Bowler wins O’Mahony Title – Danny Murphy won the inaugural Johnny O’Mahony bowling trophy, after capturing the inter club league (12th Nov in the Corkman)

Rylane boxers took on NYFD in Macroom – Rylane Boxing Club staged another hugely successful night in Macroom (12th Nov in the Corkman)

Signs of rich Cork heritage going up across county – The Heritage Unit of Cork County Council, with the support of the Heritage Council, is at present finalising five informational signs to be located at a selection of important heritage tourism sites which are either owned or maintained by Cork County Council (12th Nov in the Corkman)

Millstreet in the News – 7th Nov 2015

Twinning group celebrates 30th anniversary – Millstreet has maintained strong links with Pommerit le Vicomte in a highly successful twinning over the past 30 years and three decades of involvement will be celebrated at a function in the Wallis Arms Hotel on this Saturday night (7th Nov)

Self Build Show returns to Green Glens this weekend – The Millstreet Self Build Show returns to the Green Glens Complex this Saturday and Sunday featuring new products and technologies to enable and promote sustainable building practices throughout Ireland (7th Nov)

A life less ordinary: Spending time with the last Irish missionary nun in Japan – A documentary film is being made of Sr. Paschal, an IJS of Drishane (7th Nov)

Community News from Kilcorney, Dromtarriffe and surrounds (7th Nov)

Boxers Square up for Big Apple Firemen – a preview of the big boxing night in Macroom (7th Nov)

Railway Station is Munster’s Best – A public vote has selected Millstreet as Munster’s top railway station. (7th Nov)

Trek from Blackwater source captures its spirit – Walking the Munster Blackwater by Jim O’Malley also deals with the history, geology and wildlife of the river and hears from those who make a living on the waterway… (3rd Nov)

Dromtariffe’s active retired in the fast lane – Duhallow may well have the highest ageing population in the country, but that doesn’t mean the brakes will be slammed on the zest for life any time soon (30th Oct)

Millstreet in the News – 30th October 2015

Rylane and Gardaí to square up to New York firemen in boxing ring – big date coming up and it is requiring the assistance of An Garda Siochana to tackle the New York Fire Department in a Boxing Tournament (30th Nov)

Fintan gets set to hit Route 66 – Next September Fintan Cronin will embarking on an arduous Route 66 fundraiser in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital (30th Oct)

Cork teenager Joanne O’Riordan presented with an award at eir Spider Awards – Joanne was presented with an Outstanding Contribution to Technological Empowerment Award (30th Oct)

53 Things that make Cork Great – Millstreet Country Park is listed as The South of Ireland’s leading Cultural, Educational and Eco-Tourism destination (29th Oct)

Owners Pony and Young Riders International Charity Show – Photos from last weekend’s action by Geraldine Dennehy: Friday (44), Saturday (30) , and Sunday (73).

Collins Hat Trick Helps Millstreet Retain Intermediate Football Status – match report from Millstreet’s 3-6 to 1-7 relegation final victory over Adrigole (29th Oct)

Community Based CCTV for Millstreet – discussions have been taking place between Millstreet Development Association and the Gardaí for a Community Based CCTV for Millstreet (26th Oct)

Joanne O’Riordan wins ‘outstanding young person of the world’ award – She flies out next week to Japan to collect the award (Aug 27th) [also in the Corkman]

[read more …] “Millstreet in the News – 30th October 2015”

Mary Cronin’s Paper Shop

2014-02-10 Mary Cronin in her shop on Main StreetSome of my very earliest memories are of visiting Mary Cronin’s shop clambering to have a look over the counter, as we got the Cork Examiner, big bags of flour and other bits and pieces. It seemed that Mary was sitting patiently there forever, … for well before my time anyhow. Her gentle smile seemed everpresent, and the shop like a gateway into the past(, and not forgetting her able assistant Pat Joe Kelleher either). But all good things come to an end and the shop was closed in 2004, and Mary herself passed away in February 2014.

A few weeks ago, a for sale sign appeared over the shop and it featured on the Irish Examiner with some nice photos of the shop, which remains [read more …] “Mary Cronin’s Paper Shop”

Outstanding Young Person of the World 2015

8Joanne & Eily's Birthdays at c103 2014 -800Congratulations to Joanne O’Riordan who has won the prestigious Junior Chamber International Outstanding Young Person of the World Award for 2015.

She was was shortlisted for the award by public vote, receiving almost half of the 26,000 online votes for the award which honours individuals under the age of 40 who have contributed greatly to local and global communities.

She was selected as the winner by a panel of judges for her contribution to children, world peace and human rights. Joanne will fly out to the awards ceremony at the JCI World Congress in Kanazawa, Japan – November 3rd – 8th.

Audio from RedFM

It’s all over the news and media this evening and is covered on:
the RTÉ News, the Evening Echo, the Irish Times, the Journal.ie, BreakingNews.ie, the Irish Examiner, RedFM (includes audio), The Anton Savage Show on TodayFM (audio), Interview with Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene on 2FM (audio from August 14th)

[read more …] “Outstanding Young Person of the World 2015”

Millstreet in the News – 25th May 2015

Video: In all fairness – Bryan Lucey talks about being a gay teacher in a Catholic School … (In All Fairness – 11th May) youTube

Joanne is finished being a fresher in UCC – First year at college can take lots of getting used to after the familiarity of school and living with mum and dad. So imagine if you were disability campaigner, Joanne O’Riordan … (the Irish Examiner – 25th May)

Many Hands make Light Work – Tonight on Facebook a debate has begun about the roads leading into Millstreet. This morning this bag and a half of rubbish was picked up between Killarney Road and Tubrid Well, a stretch of road of about 1/2 of kilometre. It is sad to think that … (MillstreetTidyTown.ie – 24th May)

Transition years graduate at MCS – The Transition Year Graduation took place in Millstreet Community School with Mass celebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald … (the Corkman – May 23rd)

Communion celebrations – A sense of occasion added to the enjoyment of Holy Communion in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet last Saturday … (the Corkman – 23rd May)

A Millridge One-Two – A feature of the supporting programme was a superb 1-2 in the final of an A3 550 sweepstake final by Millstreet owner, Donal G O’Mahony, who won in 30.30 with Millridge Matt and was second with Millridge Zephyr … (the Kerryman – 23rd May)

Summer Newsletter 2015 Photo of the 3rd year class … (MillstreetCommunitySchool – 22nd May)

Millstreet in the News – 21st May 2015

Ballydesmond and Millstreet meet in Back door clash – preview of the second round intermediate football clash this Friday evening … (Corkman – 21st May)

Best Frontage Competition 2015 Boys National School Talks (photos x5) • Presentation of Bio Diversity Project (photos x4) • Results from the second week of the Anti-Litter Competitionfour new articles by our very bust tidy towns group – (millstreettidytown.ie – 21st May)

Nil Points for RTÉ Eurovision Tall Tales – our backs are covered as Killarney express their disappointment at Angela Scanlon’s recent depiction of Millstreet in 1993 as a backwater … (Killarney Today – 20th May)

Leaving Cert Graduation (14)- A mass, with singing and instrumental music, was one of many testimonies on the night to the group’s diverse talents … (MillstreetCommunitySchool.ie – 20th May)

First Holy Communion Photos (14), and Information for new pupils and parents … (Presentation NS – 19th May)

Millstreet receives investment in its water infrastructure – A new water main from the Drishane Pump in Millstreet was also completed in recent weeks with further upgrades scheduled for the pump station in the coming weeks, representing a €30,000 investment in the water supply for Millstreet … (Cllr John Paul O’Shea – 19th May)

Sack the stylist! The Eurovision stars in need of a fashion rethink – The infamous Barbara Dex Award for Eurovision’s worst dressed spawned from Barbara Dex’s dress in Millstreet 1993 … ( Life! Death! Prizes! – 19th May )

Millstreet Methodist cake sale lights candles for Christian Aid – frenetic baking from Waterville to Millstreet as the Methodist community organised a local fundraising venture that raised €600 for Christian Aid … (Methodist Newsletter Ireland – 18th May)

Ireland and the Eurovision – the Good the Bad, and the Mad – (Video) Millstreet is profiled (from 24:40 to 26:15), but they weren’t too diplomatic, saying we were “a small village”, that “there was no railway station”, that there were no direct roads to Dublin or Cork and that roads had to be built, that the Green Glens was unfinished, etc … ( RTÉ 1 – 18th May )

Millstreet in the News – 18th May 2015

Nepal and Mount Everest – remembering her visit Nepal for six weeks, some years ago, in light of the recent earthquakes there … ( Ann Lane – 18th May 2015)

Preperation for First Holy Communion (photos) and Katelyn to appear in finals of the Real Deal on RTÉ … (Presentation NS – 15th May)

Four-bed on three acres ‘open to offers’ – last house in Radhairc NaCoille, Rathcoole (Independent.ie – 15th May)

Adjudication of Anti Litter Competition, Flower Sponsored by O’Keeffes Supervalu, Busy Bees, Planting, Weekly Litter Pick Up – 4 new articles by our new Tidy Towns website … ( millstreettidytown.ie … 14th May )

Dromtariffe Well Day – Every year on the 6th May, our parish celebrates Dromtariffe Well Day. Mass is celebrated at the well which is situated near the old Dromtariffe church and graveyard. This day was a special parish holiday up to about the 1940’s and all the schools had the day off! … (St.Brendan’s NS – 13th May)

Kilcorney Dairy farmers switch co-ops – Milk trucks from Tipperary dairy co-op Arrabawn have made their first collections from 12 ex-Dairygold suppliers in Kilcorney … (Irish Examiner – 13th May)

Millstreet in the News – 11th May 2015

Victory Celebrations for Linda! – images of the victory celebrations for the new All Ireland Boxing Champion … (Presentation NS – 11th May)

Crowds keeping the tradition at Tubrid – Large crowds are flocking to Tubrid Well, sited close to Millstreet Town, during the month of May to maintain a long time tradition of paying the rounds… (the Corkman – 8th May)

New Plaque to Commemorate Pearse visit – The Millstreet Monument Committee plan to erect a plaque at “The Railway Hotel”, now Corkery’s Bar, to commemorate the visit of Padraig Pearse 100 years ago… (the Corkman – 8th May)

Community Mourns Jim Cronin – The community is mourning the death of respected GAA administrator and historian Jim Cronin… (the Corkman – May 8th)

Millstreet impress despite defeat – County Intermediate Football Championship Match Report … (the Corkman – 8th May)

Millstreet in the News – 8th May 2015

Cork County Board of the Volunteers meeting – Millstreet was represented at a meeting in Mallow covering regional activity of the Volunteers in the run up to the 1916 Rising. Presided over by senior officer Tomás Mac Curtáin … (An Phoblacht – 8th May)

Back in the Fold – Kevin Crowley to start at #4 for Cork footballers v Dublin challenge game this Sunday in Cil na Matra as Cork make 11 changes after being hammered by Dublin last week … (the42.ie – 8th May)

They are all prisons – Anti-Deportation Ireland on the Direct Provision centres … (The Cork News – 8th May)

Millstreet students shortlisted for ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist Award – This achievement comes at the end of five months of hard work developing their project entitled Waste Not Want Not during their lunchtimes with … (the Corkman 7th May)

The Black and Amber Victorious In Opening Round – the Glenville match report in their Intermediate Championship game with Millstreet … (Glenville GAA Club website – may 5th)