The Effect of Rain … and more Rain … at Tubrid Holy Well

Recent very wet weather shows its effect at Tubrid Holy Well on 19th August 2012. Due to excellent upgrading of water-release facilities the large volume of water did not rise above the bridge and pathway.  (S.R.)

Here we share a selection of images demonstrating the effect of the rainy conditions of recent times.   We thank Mary O’Mahony of Minor Row (Drishane Road) for alerting [read more …] “The Effect of Rain … and more Rain … at Tubrid Holy Well”

Millstreet Pipe Band at Béal na mBláth 2012

Pictured beside the replica of Michael Collins’s famous Rolls Royce Armoured Car, “Sliabh Na mBan” Millstreet Pipe Band who played at the 90th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony in Béal na mBláth on Sunday, 19th August 2012.   Tim O’Shea of Millstreet Pipe Band indicates that the Band has had the honour of playing at this highly prestigious event for the past 55 years which is certainly a very significant achievement.   We thank Band member, Marie Twomey for the two excellent photographs.  (S.R.)

Macra Race Night – Thank You

Millstreet Macra would like to thank everyone who came to our race night on Saturday last in Corkery’s. We would like to thank each and every one of our very generous sponsors without their support the night would not have been possible or the success that it was.

We will host an open evening in the GAA hall this Friday evening August 24th between 7 and 10pm. Anyone aged between 17 & 35 can join Macra, so come along meet the members and see what Macra has on offer for you. We will be on hand to answer any questions ye may have. For further information contact us @ <email> / 087-3684138.

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Regional Report 1129 – 21st August 2012


Eily Buckley


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1129 from Millstreet

Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely sunny Tuesday morning.

 Well I’d want to take over the Station for the whole day to tell you all about the wonderful Aubane Centenary Celebrations at the weekend. It got off to a good start on Friday night with a gala Dinner Dance at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney. On Saturday night the launch of the Book , by Barry Keane on the famous Moonlighter, known as the BARD. It was held at the GAA Hall and drew a very large crowd. Many of his grandchildren were present to see the honours being bestowed on their humble granddad who did so much to set Ireland free. The book is a must,would also make a wonderful gift Christmas or any occasion.  And it is on sale at our Wordsworth Book store.

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Crime Rates in Millstreet

Donagh meets the local Gardai in the Boys National School (2004)

It seems we have mellowed somewhat since it was said of Millstreet that we had “…the unenviable reputation of being the most lawless town in Ireland” ( from the Cork Constitution 1881, during the Land League War ).

The Irish Times in conjunction with AIRO Researchers yesterday published an interactive tool which shows incidents of crime for each Garda station in the country back as far as 2003. We’ve correlated all the stats for Millstreet here:

# Crimes / Year in Millstreet
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
135 73 323 141 113 93 131 108 130

Compared with other towns locally, the figures are average per head of population. Macroom (250), Kanturk [read more …] “Crime Rates in Millstreet”