Death Notice: Betty Fitzgerald, Murphy’s Terrace

The death has occurred on Saturday 24th November of Betty Fitzgerald of Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet. Removal took place tonight (Sunday) to St.Patricks Church, Millstreet. Requim Mass at 2pm followed by burial will take place tomorrow Monday.

[further details will be added when they become available]

Duhallow Final: St.John’s v Kiskeam (today)

Game Cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch!!!

Final is now on Friday night at 8pm in Mallow

Duhallow Junior B Championship Final – St.Johns V Kiskeam is on Sunday 25th at 2.30pm in Knocknagree ….this eagerly awaited rescheduled game takes place on one of the few playable surfaces in Duhallow and promises to be a hard fought encounter as St.John’s take on a free scoring Kiskeam side who enter the fray as strong favorites. Please share and support your local team. We appreciate all your support through the season and look forward to seeing (hearing) you Sunday. MON D JOHNS – from the St.John’s Facebook Page

The River of Doves

A dove at St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet recently (S.R)

“In Irish the word ‘Colum’ signifies a dove. In various parts of the country, holes or caves in rocks, frequented by these birds, are called Pollnagolum (Poll-na-gcolum), the hole or cave of the doves. In the present spoken language colúr [coloor] is the more usual term for the same bird; and it is found more often in names. There is a little river joining the Finnow near Millstreet in Cork, called the Owennagloor, ie Abhainn-na-gcolúr, the river of the pigeons; Annagloor is also a townland in the parish of Drishane.”

from CHAPTER XVIII for The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places by P.W. Joyce (1902) page 301. [view online]