Phone Risk on Telly Bingo

Someone who purchased a Telly Bingo ticket from SuperValu Millstreet will have a chance to win €10,000 by playing the Phone Risk game next Friday on the TV show. If that’s your number on the ticket below, or you know someone whose it might be, make sure to ring the phone number below before 9pm tomorrow.

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Fr Ferris’s Parish Histories

Fr. William Ferris was a curate in Millstreet Parish from 1934-1935, whose lifelong mission was to restore Ireland’s linguistic and cultural purity and to counteract what he saw as the Anglicisation of Irish society.  As he said of recording oral history and folklore which was in danger of going to the grave: “Each time the east wind blows, it takes an old seanachaí with it”.

Last week, the Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne will officially launched “History of the Parishes of BallymacElligott, Ballyseedy, O’Brennan and Nohoval” by Fr. Ferris which had been banned by his predecessor Dr Michael O’Brien, Bishop of Kerry 85 years ago, having taken exception to a claim by Fr. Ferris that St. Brendan was born in BallymacElligott and not in Fenit, as was accepted diocesan tradition.

In 1937 he published the book “Sráid an ṁuilinn, A History of its people by its people for its people” (under the pseudonym of Timothy Broker, to avoid the book being blocked), which recorded local history and more from the Millstreet Parish, which had been gathered at local station masses. See details of that book here.

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When you’re on your school tour and Prince Charles drops in

St. Brendan’s National School Rathcoole met with HRH Prince Charles at the Irish Naval Base in Haulbowline yesterday when they were on their School Tour. Unfortunately Presentation National School were not so lucky as their School Tour to Mucross for today was cancelled for Prince Charles and Camilla’s state visit there.

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