Reprinted: Ready Willing Waiting: Keale, Millstreet, Mushera, Rathduane, Irish Volunteers 1916

2016-03-12 Book Cover - Ready, Willing, Waiting - Keale, Millstreet, Mushera, Rathduane Irish Volunteers 1916 - for saleMillstreet Monument Committee.

‘Ready Willing Waiting,

Keale, Millstreet, Mushera, Rathduane

Irish Volunteers 1916’


Millstreet Monument Committee & Noreen Meaney

We were delighted with the response to our book and all copies were sold out before Easter. Due to continued demand the book had been reprinted and will be available locally from Friday 8th April at the following outlets:

  • Wordsworth, The Square, Millstreet,
  • Coleman’s Petrol Station ,
  • Guerin’s Shop Ballydaly.
  • Angland’s Petrol Station, Dromagh,
  • Boherbue Post Office,
  • Kanturk Bookshop,
  • Macroom Bookshop.

The cost of the book is €12.00

Help: Looking for a Recording of Dan Paddy Andy

dpa2Hi, I have recently met a man who lives in Killarney originally from Lyrecompane North Kerry. He knew the character Dan Paddy Andy personally, and on hearing that I came from the north Cork area, he told me a story about a woman who came from somewhere around Kanturk/Millstreet who drove to Dan Paddy Andy’s house in Lyrecompane and recorded his voice on an old reel and spool tape machine.
He says that as far as anyone knows, this is the only recording of Dan Paddy Andy that exists, and though efforts have been made by some to trace the lady in question, she has not been found.
I know that this is a longshot, but I just wondered if anyone interested in local history has ever heard of such a recording?
Any information would be very gratefully received by an elderly man who would dearly like to know!

Many thanks for your time and consideration
Best Regards, Kathleen Regan (Buckley)  <email>

[added by the admin]: I can only describe the following as “TV gold”, in 1968 Bill O’Herlihy interviewed John B Keane, and they spoke about matchmaking, “Dan Paddy Andy” the last of the matchmakers, and the problems of single men in Kerry. Watch it on the RTÉ Archives here.

Canon O’Donovan Centre is expanding and looking for new Residents

Residents and Visitors at the Cannon O'Donovan CentreMILLSTREET HOUSING

We are planning to build 6 houses in the near future to add to our existing stock of 10 semi-sheltered houses. This project will be completed in 2016. If you live in Millstreet or the Duhallow area and are interested, now is the time to apply. Maybe you know a family member or a neighbour who would find semi sheltered housing suitable for their needs, Contact us immediately to get your name on a waiting list – applications forms are available by writing to Millstreet Day-Care Centre or by phoning 029-70926 between 9am and 4pm Monday – Thursday.

April Snow, Flooding, and Rainbows

We knew it was going to be bad yesterday, but few expected it to be that bad. Heavy snow in the morning, made things awkward, but it  turned to constant heavy rain at midday which washed away the snow, and the afternoon was just streams of water flowing in every direction. Sure, summer is coming, isn’t it …

2016-04-10 Snow - Ballydaly this morning - photo by Geraldine-800Blanket of snow in Ballydaly yesterday morning – photo Geraldine Dennehy

[read more …] “April Snow, Flooding, and Rainbows”