Parish Newsletter 10th January, 2010



10th January, 2010

Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. David Gunn C.C. & Fr. Micheál Manning A.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  /  Cullen  029-79028   / Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>



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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:

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Schools Closed until Thursday 14th January

Schools Closed until Thursday 14th January

The Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD, has told all primary and post-primary schools to close on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week due to the bad weather.

Minister O’Keeffe took the decision in the interest of the welfare of school children.

The Minister took the decision following a meeting today [Friday] of the Government’s emergency planning group and in the context of the poor weather outlook for the coming days.

Minister O’Keeffe said: ‘I took the decision to close all schools based on my concern for the health and safety of school children in these very challenging weather conditions.

‘I considered, in particular, the forecast for snowfall on Sunday and Monday which will cause further disruption.

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Millstreet Matters – 7 Jan 2010

Ignoring the sub-zero freezing conditions, swimmers and supporters made their way to the famous Boeing for the second annual New Year’s day swim.

Those participating defied the arctic weather to support the beneficiaries from the staging, the worthy Irish Cancer Society Night Nurses and LTV2.

This is part of the Millstreet Matters column on the Corkman, which also talks about Scór, Ballydaly Christmas Party, and Adult education

Millstreet Relief Road

Extract from a Cork County Council Meeting Minutes in 2009, there were some discussions on the Millstreet Relief Road. (New relief road from Drishane View, to Gerry Collins  Tyre Centre, and coming out at the Hospital Cross on the Killarney Road.  It was planned maybe twenty years ago, and they are still talking about it, an in the current economic environment, it is unlikely to be completed in the near future, although some ancillary works have been done in the last year.

Proposed by Councillor Noel Buckley

Seconded by Councillor Patrick Buckley

“Noting that in accordance with Article 179 of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 2000, notice of the proposed development was published, that no submissions were received in respect of the proposal, approval pursuant to Article 179 of the said Act is given for the following:-

Construction of approximately 610 metres of new road including footpaths, cycle lanes and ancillary works at Millstreet Relief Road in the townlands of Coomlogane and Liscahane

Also noted was the need of the council to sell one of their social housing units at 15 Fairfield Rise, Minor Row

15 Fairfield Rise, Minor Row, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

We Sound Unsure

We Sound Unsure are a Millstreet band and in their own words:  “We hail from the tiny hamlet of Millstreet and we’re like the best band there. Seriously.”

They released an EP some time ago entitled “Awkward Times, Awkward Measures”. You can listen to five of their tunes on their myspace page, as well as their bebo page. The music itself is actually quite interesting, sounding at times quite like Cathal Coughlan (from his Fatima Mansions days).

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