Book: Fly Traps & Other Inventions

Fly Flaps & Other Inventions, (ISBN 978-1477488195) is a self published book by Bill O’Riordan that includes descriptions and explanations for some 200 ideas, concepts and patentable inventions he has had over the years, and he believes that some of them could be viable opportunities for anyone who reads the book. None of the ideas have any patent protection, and he’s publishing them now because he believes someone will be inspired by them and use them.

He is giving them away in the hope that someone, somewhere might be able to take them further than he can, and bring one or two of them to market. Ultimately it’s hoped that some of the ideas in the book could boost employment rates in Ireland or indeed anywhere in the world.

The book Fly Flaps & Other Inventions is loosely based on notes he’s made over the years as the ideas occurred to him.  The reason he’s publishing them now is simply to bring them out from his “shed” and set them free; “to see what happens.” He says.

Bill O’Riordan, originally from Millstreet in Co. Cork, Ireland says; “I’ve probably spent way too much time in my “man-shed” trying to develop these products or ideas, without ever completing a patentable prototype, or a design plan, as I tend to jump to the next idea too quickly, and its [read more …] “Book: Fly Traps & Other Inventions”

Millstreet Community School Second Year Students Help Tidy Towns Association in Afternoon Clean-up Project

Millstreet Community School Second Year Students help Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on Tuesday, 22/05/2012 by participating in an afternoon clean-up project within the town and suburbs. (S.R.)

Death Notice: Timmy Buckley, Kilcorney

The death has occurred on Monday, May 21, 2012 of Timmy Buckley of Kilcorney. In the tender care of the matron, doctors, nurses and staff at Kanturk Community Hospital. Timmy, Curraraigue. Deeply regretted by his loving nephew Willie (Murphy), niece-in-law Hannah, grand- nephews Barry and Evan, relatives and friends. Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer this Tuesday evening from 7pm, followed by rosary and removal at 8pm to St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May He Rest in Peace.

Successful Outcome to Computer Drive Problem

The famous and consistently fruitful “Lost” Prayer yet again was instrumental in restoring what appeared to have been an enormous store of photographic and video files from being permanently lost.   The Prayer “Jesus was lost.   Jesus was found.  Jesus find (whatever is lost).”….truly came to the rescue as it seemed likely that photographic files such as the most recent one of Cloghoula N.S. Pattern Day had become permanently lost in an extension hard-drive which had been suddenly affected by an unexpected scanning programme.   And that hard-drive was (unwisely) the only one in existence!   Thankfully to my surprise and delight today the same scanning programme restored all files.   And what a lesson I’ve learned!    All eggs in [read more …] “Successful Outcome to Computer Drive Problem”

Regional Report 1116 – 22nd May 2012


Eily Buckley

 Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1116 from  Millstreet.Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet and mild Tuesday morning.

First of all this morning I want to say a very sincere word of thanks to my dear friend Sean Radley for standing in for me in the past two weeks while I was taken up with other things.

The lovely weather over the weekend allowed people of all ages to enjoy the great out of doors, in many shapes and forms, not least among them the annual Pattern Day at Cloghoula National School, almost on my doorstep. The pipe band came to lead the parade into the school grounds where children’s
races and games brought joy to all.

People were in awe of the many extensions and improvements that have been carried out on the building in recent months. Extra land has been purchased to extend the playing field and Cloghoula school, which has both a male and female teacher,  is now ready to welcome many more new pupils to its roll books. The vibrant school board is doing everything in its power to preserve this centre of learning which has been in the area since 1870s. We wish it and everybody connected with it, every success for the future.
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Results & Fixtures: 21st May 2012

Greyhounds: Catriona McCarthy had a second win in a week at Curraheen Park when Slanan Miss came home on Thursday evening in the “Find us on Facebook 525“, taking the lead at the last bend to win in a time of 29.67. [see the video below]

GAA: Ducon Cup: Millstreet 0-5 Rockchapel 2-10, 8pm Tues 15th May (HT: Rockchapel 1:5, Millstreet 0:1)
Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final: Cork 0-9 Tipperary 1-10, Wed 16th May. Kevin Crowley had another excellent game at wing back scoring a point and “carrying the ball with real pace and showing elan throughout”, but All Ireland champions Tipperary were just physically too strong in the end. Match Reports: CorkGAA, Examiner, Irish Independent, Irish Times, CorkGAA
Ducon Cup: Millstreet 3-11 Dromtarriffe 3-10, 8pm Fri 18th May
Junior Hurling League: Millstreet 1-09 Tullylease 1-12, 2pm Sun 20th May
U13 BFL Knockout: Knocknagree 2 – 6 Millstreet 10 – 19, Monday 21st May

Soccer: U15 Div 4: Mayfield United A 1 Rathcoole Rovers 2, 7pm Tues 15th May
AUL1A: Rathcoole Rovers 1 Richmond 2, 3pm Sat 19th May
U15 Div 4: Douglas Hall A 3 Rathcoole Rovers 0, 20th May

Athletics: At the Ballycotton 5 mile (24th May) some local finishers:
5th 27:39  Donal Coffey (#487) [15 photos]
106st 33:26 John-Paul Buckley  (#114) [photo]

Rallying: Charlie Drake goes in the Rally of Queensland 2012. At the end of Friday’s racing, he’s in 8th position, 5:37 off the leader

Fixtures, videos and more below: [read more …] “Results & Fixtures: 21st May 2012”

Upcoming Fixtures for Millstreet Junior Teams


Millstreet –v- Cullen in Knocknagree @ 8.00p.m.         Extra time if needed


Millstreet –v- Knocknagree in Knocknagree @ 8.00p.m.

FRIDAY JUNE 8th: DUCON CUP S/F:                   Extra time if needed

Rockchapel –v- Millstreet/Cullen in Kiskeam at 8.00p.m.

SINGLETON CUP S/F:        Saturday 9th June (provisional date)

Millstreet –v- Meelin (curtain raiser to JAHL)    Extra time if needed

STRINGS Fiddle Concert

A fiddle concert will take place in Drishane Church on Friday 1st. June 2012 at 8.30pm. Muireann Murphy, Alanna Barry, Orla Kiely, Eimear Twomey, Sarah Dennehy, Kelly Murphy, Maura Buckley, Emma Hickey, Darren Kiely, Bridelle Cronin, Daniel O Callaghan and Conor Daly are a group of local students who call themselves “STRINGS” and will treat you to some delightful fiddle music on the night.
The young people who are students at Millstreet Community School convened as a fiddle group last September under the direction of Emer Twomey. They are preparing to take part in an International Youth Fiddle Camp at the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention which is being held in the city of [read more …] “STRINGS Fiddle Concert”