Death Notice: Tim Callaghan

2002-chief-supt-tim-callaghanCallaghan (Blarney and Liscahane, Millstreet) on 28th November 2016, peacefully but unexpectedly, at home and in the presence of his loving family. Tim, Killowen, Blarney (Retired Chief Superintendent Garda Siochana) dearly beloved husband of Ann (Betty) (nee O’Rourke) loving father of Michelle and Claire, much loved brother of Jane, Catherine and Michael, cherished grandfather of Willow, Daire, Rosie, Caoimhe and Ruby. Sadly missed and deeply mourned by his heartbroken family, sons-in-law, Andy and Colin, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended relatives, colleagues and his many friends.

Reposing at O’Connor Bros Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge on Wednesday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Reception prayers Thursday at 12.45pm in the North Cathedral followed by Requiem Mass at 1pm. Funeral private at the Island Crematorium. No flowers please. Donations to a charity of your choice. Requiescat in pace. [read more …] “Death Notice: Tim Callaghan”

Fundraising for Bridget’s Medical Procedure in Ghana

We thank Joan McCann of Ballinhassig for the following appeal.  

As a retired teacher I have been going to the Gambia (in West Africa) for the last six years on a completely voluntary basis. During this time, as a group, we have held workshops to provide further training for groups of teachers, sometimes in areas that were very remote and very far inland. Bridget’s mother Philomen is one of those teachers. She is a very fine hardworking lady, doing her best to provide for her family, not an easy feat in Africa as teachers are very badly paid. Bridget’s father is an invalid, and Bridget is the eldest of three girls. She is just eighteen years old and had recently done very well in her state exams – despite her illness. Bridget is the family’s hope of some ease from the poverty they live in, because if she is educated she will help the others.

Bridget has been suffering for quite a while from juvenile scoliosis., and in recent times because it is so severe, her breathing is becoming dangerously restricted. She is very ill and very distressed and in need of surgery urgently. Because of the relationship she has built up with us, her mother Philomen has implored us to help to save her daughter – how could we refuse?.

After months of searching we have found a surgeon in Ghana who will perform the surgery – but the cost of surgery, after care etc will cost approximately Euro 25000.00.

My friend Margaret, who lives in Dublin and who is my working colleague in the Gambia, is striving diligently in Dublin to fundraise for this cause also.

I will be holding a coffee morning on November 30th at my home on Briar Hill from 10:30 to 12:30 and 2:30 to 4:30 and a ceili in the Marian Hall on January 7th for the same cause and a concert on January 21st also in the Marian Hall, Ballinhassig.

For further information I can be contacted at 087 9685484.

Munster and Leinster Bank opens in Millstreet (Nov 1916)

1916-11-28-munster-and-leinster-bank-millstreet_rszOne hundred years ago, the Munster and Leinster Bank opened in Millstreet. The Bank manager at opening was E.V. Heffernan, who was newly promoted from the Dungarvan Branch. In 1966 Munster and Leinster merged with Provincial Bank of Ireland, the Royal Bank of Ireland to become the AIB Bank which we still have today. [read more …] “Munster and Leinster Bank opens in Millstreet (Nov 1916)”

Dangerous Organisms found in Millstreet Water Supply

A recent audit of Millstreet’s water supply by the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that cryptosporidium — a parasite that causes gastroenteritis — had been detected on two dates in September. The HSE said there had been no reported cases in the area of anyone suffering any illness associated with drinking infected water.

The EPA found there was no treatment facility in place to prevent against cryptosporidium during the inspection, despite the fact that an assessment of the Millstreet water supply in 2015 rated the risk of cryptosporidium as “very high”. …. read the full article on the Irish Examiner

Splendid Millstreet Community Council Calendar 2017 Now On Sale

Launched at Millstreet Christmas Market on Sunday 27th Nov. 2016 the magnificent Millstreet Calendar 2017 produced by Millstreet Community Council and coordinated by Justin Black of Justborn Photography, West End, Millstreet – is this year in support of Millstreet Pipe Band and Millstreet Mens’ Shed.  It costs €5.00 and is an ideal Christmas gift enhancing your overall Christmas Giving.   The wonderfully colourful Calendar features the photography of a range of creative Photographers including Justin Black, Geraldine Dennehy, Pat Golden, John Tarrant and Seán Radley.  We encourage you to buy many to send to your relatives and friends at home and abroad.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)1mcc-millstreet-calendar-2017-1000 2mcc-millstreet-calendar-2017-1000 3mcc-millstreet-calendar-2017-1000 4mcc-millstreet-calendar-2017-1000 1611270037-1000