Millstreet Website Nominated for National Awards Event on 24th January 2015

                                Millstreet Website Nominated for National Awards Event

We are delighted to share the wonderfully uplifting news that our Millstreet Wesbite has been nominated in the Best Connected Community section of the upcoming LAMA 2015 Awards (Community & Council) ceremony which takes place at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin on Saturday, 24th January 2015 (yes – unfortunately coinciding with the Millstreet GAA Victory Social in Killarney!).   The MC for this national event is Miriam O’Callaghan.   The section in which we are placed is highly competitive with the winner from last year also participating!  The other websites in our category are, and  (full list of finalists). Irrespective of any possible win, it is indeed a great honour having been approached to submit an application, to have been shortlisted and to receive an invitation to attend the Dublin event.

Reflecting on the history of our website – it was the Duggan Family of Green Glens who initially financed the first local website.  Hannelie O’Connor had a wonderful vision of what a website should offer and has worked tirelessly from the outset to bring about such a vision to reality.   We were so blessed that Michael Cashman joined our website team and is now undoubtedly our Captain Supreme such is his amazing dedication, unending patience, utter fairness and remarkable technological expertise.  The advice of such people as John O’Riordan and others has been much appreciated. 

The three Administrators of the website – Hannelie, Michael and I – are of course so very grateful to our Extended Team which includes such regular contributors as Eily Buckley (Regional News), Sharon Lane (Parish News), Bernard Crowley (LTV2 Millstreet Online), Francis Duggan (Poet Supreme directly from Australia), John Tarrant (News, Sport & Photographer), Fr. James McSweeney (Reflections on  and Photographer), Geraldine Dennehy (Photographer), Jack Lane (Aubane Historical Society), John F Kelleher (Aubane Social Club), Rebecca Ambrose, Michelle O’Keeffe, and John Magee (Millstreet Community School), Justin Black of “Justborn Photography” – to mention but some of our enthusiastic helpers. It is this great Team working in a totally voluntary manner that has led to the quite amazing development of our website with an ever increasing growth in new visitors to our site.  We are grateful to Cork Co. Council for trusting us with the official name.  And we are indeed very thankful to Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. for his much appreciated and sincere support in emphasising the important communication outlet into which the website has developed over the years. 

Above all, we extend heartfelt thanks to all of you who so very loyally visit our site on such a regular basis, who contribute valuable news, comments and suggestions.   The website has truly become an important platform for all, a valued form of daily communication and a magnificent means by which we can project Millstreet in its very best light while also permitting a means by which a wide variety of suggestions may be aired and constructively discussed.  We are particularly pleased to realise how very much appreciated our website is by our many emigrants across the world.  Their regular positive words of encouragement are such a great source of inspiration to us all and further stimulate us to enhance the website as much as we can.  In so many ways we feel so very happy in the category into which they have placed us in the forthcoming LAMA Awards Event – “Best Connected Community” ! [read more …] “Millstreet Website Nominated for National Awards Event on 24th January 2015”

Parish Newsletter – 11th January, 2015 – The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord – 11th January, 2015
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email>
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

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:
RECENT DEATHS: Ann Murphy (nee Cassidy) Boston & Rathmore, May Kennelly, Killarney Rd
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Death Notice: May Kennelly, Killarney Rd.

The death has occurred on January 10th 2015 of Mrs. May Kennelly, Killarney Rd, Millstreet (and Waterfall, Cork), peacefully in the loving care of the Palliative Unit, Marymount. May beloved wife of the late Tadgh and loving mother of Joe, Fr.Jim, Maura(Kennedy), Ted and Mairead (O’Hare). Sadly missed by her loving family, sons-in-law Jerry and Derry, daughters-in-law Joan and Mary, grandchildren,great grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Monday from 4.30pm to 8pm. Reception prayers at 11.30am on Tuesday followed by Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if wished to Marymount Hospice. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.


Special Guest Mark Ellis Presents Medals at G.A.A. Gathering

At Friday night's GAA Gathering in the Wallis Arms Hotel it was Mark Ellis who presented the medals and other awards to the very talented young GAA Players
At Friday night’s GAA Gathering in the Wallis Arms Hotel it was Mark Ellis who presented the medals and other awards to the very talented young GAA Players.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

12GAA Gathering at Wallis Arms 9th Jan. 2015 -8008GAA Gathering at Wallis Arms 9th Jan. 2015 -80011GAA Gathering at Wallis Arms 9th Jan. 2015 -800The young people and their parents truly enjoyed the wonderful meal, the presentations and the very lively disco.  Here we share further images from the [read more …] “Special Guest Mark Ellis Presents Medals at G.A.A. Gathering”