Peter Lonergan – Walking Visitor to Millstreet

Joe Fitzgerald, Willie O'Regan, and Peter Lonergan at the front door of Mount Leader House

A visitor to Millstreet for the last two days was Peter Lonergan, a Cork man living in Australia for the last thirty years who is following the footsteps of the O’Sullivan Beara March of 1603 from West Cork to Leitrim. Of his arrival in Millstreet on Monday he said: ” Running(walking!) behind schedule Joe and Willie welcomed us to Millstreet by leading us over the last climb of the day (Clara Mt.) and into Millstreet. A day that began at 9.15am came to close at 6.15pm and some 20 odd miles covered was again a very special day and I finish by saying a Cead Mile Maith Agaibh to Padraig agus Donal, Rachel agus Cathal, Joe and Willie for their Welcome to Country.”

He stayed for the night at Geararoe B&B with Eily Buckley. The following day he walked with Michael Thornton, who took him across the Boeing, to Derrinagree School, and on to Lismire, and he said of his day: “To end a perfect day Michael brought me to his

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Protest in Frankfurt

Well done to the 15 members off the Charlevile/Ballyhea group “No to the bondholders bailout” and the support from the surrounding parishes in protesting outside the ECB Bank this morning the 6th June. They were present when the head of the ECB bank Mario Draghi turned up.
They presented their letter of demands to the head of the Irish central bank Patrick Honahan. They also got the attention off the Irish media with interviews from Morning Ireland on RTE 1 and our own C103fm and 96fm – from Lynette   [read more …] “Protest in Frankfurt”

In the Corkman – 31st May 2012

The old schoolhouse of Cloghoula NS

The Corkman Newspaper is out every Thursday in all the local newsagents, and contains much more than just the online version.

Elizabeth Duggan

As a teenager quite beautiful she had dark brown hair
In Millstreet’s West End than Elizabeth there was none quite so fair
But from the Millstreet Town of her young years she died far away
None of her siblings are living in Millstreet today
A credit to her family and the Town of Millstreet
One always quite friendly and pleasant to meet
With those who knew her good memories of her will remain
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