Today’s Date (Sunday) – A Perfect Balance!

Today’s (Sunday) date is: 02/02/2020

And at 20 seconds past 8.20pm earlier this evening it read:

20:20:20 02/02/2020 !! 

Sunday’s date is a rare palindrome that hasn’t happened in over 900 years!

  We thank John Kelleher, Patricia Hick , Gene Sheehan and Others for reminding us of this unique time and date fact.  (S.R.)

Edmund Prendiville, RIC (Millstreet 1903-1905)

Edmond Prendiville was born near Listowen in County Kerry in 1871. He joined the RIC at the age of twenty-four (1896) and served in the counties of Monaghan,  Cork, and Tipperary. Six years after joining (1903) he was promoted to acting sergeant, and moved to Millstreet. His time here was relatively uneventful, and he remained in Millstreet for two years before he was moved to take charge in Union Hall. About 1912 he was moved to Tipperary where spent the rest of his time in the force until he was demobilised on  April 3rd 1922.

The following day, he was enlisted into the Civic Guard. Prendiville claimed that he had approached a senior Sinn Féin member during the War of Independence about his intention to retire from the force and stated that ‘he advised me not to on any account, that I was much more useful where I was’. Before his demobilisation, Prendiville had been serving in Clonmel, County Tipperary, and was active in the RIC Representative Body. He was part of a delegation that travelled three times to London in 1921 to discuss future policing arrangements in Ireland with Sir Hamar Greenwood. During the course of the meetings, he came into ‘constant touch’ with senior Sinn Féin representatives at the Treaty negotiations, and was later asked to become a member of the organising committee. On accepting a place on the committee, Prendiville was placed on the ‘Training’ sub-committee and offered a position in the Civic Gua rd.

In May 1922 he was one of five officers abruptly removed from their posts in an incident called the Kildare Mutiny, where trainee Civic Guards protested at the appointment of former RIC officers to the Civic Guard.

After that he lived in Kilmainham where he married Hanna O’Leary. He died in Dr. Steeven’s Hospital 1948. [read more …] “Edmund Prendiville, RIC (Millstreet 1903-1905)”

Millstreet Vintage Club Upcoming Events

Below are Dates for upcoming Events on the Schedule for 2020 to be held by Millstreet Vintage Club to keep a note of in your Diary.

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Table ⁰Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night February 21st at 8.30 pm for The ICRR Air Ambulance Service,Table of 4 €40 Details Call Myra on 087 2742596.

Millstreet Vintage Club Spring Car Run in Memory of Johnny Hickey Sunday March 8th,for more details Contact Bernard Crowley on 087-7924406,(Note new Date for this Event)

St Patricks Day Parade Millstreet Tuesday March 17th 4.30/5pm

Sunday April 19th Millstreet Vintage Club Autojumble in Millstreet Town,for details Contact Dan O`Riordan on 087-2452569.

Sunday May 10th Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run, for more details Contact John O`Riordan on 087-3731842

Saturday Evening June 20th Millstreet Vintage Club Annual BBQ Run,Contact Willie Fitzgerald on 087-2229874.

Sunday July 5th Circuit of Ireland Stages Run Revisited Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873 for more details.

Sunday July 26th Charity Truck Run leaving Millstreet Town Contact Bernard on 087-7924406.

Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run Sunday September 6th for more details,Contact Luke Hurley on 086-8805437.

Millstreet Vintage Club CART Tractor Run Sunday September 20th for more details Contact Sean on 087-2600640 or Dan on 087-2452569.


Millstreet Vintage Club Model Toy Show Sunday Oct 4th 2018,Admission 5 EURO,Children FREE,Contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873 for more details.

Millstreet Vintage Club 10th Year Social Sat Nov 21st,for more details,Contact Luke Hurley on 086-8805437 or Willie Fitzgerald on 087-2229874.

Millstreet Coursing Club Table Quiz in Corkerys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night March 6

Millstreet Coursing Club are having a Table Quiz on Friday Night 6th March at 9 pm in Corkery’s Bar. Proceeds going to Millstreet Playground.

All Support greatly appreciated 



Millstreet Pictorial Updates 2nd February 2020

We share a selection of the more recent happenings in the overall Millstreet (and Rathmore) area.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Eansie and Mary at this weekend’s Church Gate Collection.
Mary, Katherine and Maria at Millstreet Day Care Centre Church Gate Collection this weekend.

Dan O’Riordan of Ballydaly recently gave a splendid interview as Gaeilge on TG4 regarding the importance of Air Ambulance based in Rathcoole.
Members of the Gleeson Family at Mass on St. Brigid’s Day. With Micheál and Mary is Rian who appeared as a superb young Book Reviewer on the “Late Late Toy Show 2019”.
A new Cross (wonderfully created annually by Breeda Kelleher, Station Road) for the Statue of St. Brigid in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.
Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane at Quiz 2020 in Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Friday night fundraising for their upcoming Lourdes Volunteering Visit.
Young Odhran Cleary whose Great Grandfather Matthew gave many years of dedicated service to Millstreet Fire Brigade Service was one of the enthusiastic “New Recruits” at the recent Open Night at the Fire Station pictured with his parents Michael and Patricia. Also included are Millstreet Fire Officers Eamonn O’Keeffe, Justyna Corcoran and Brian Murphy.
The Cast of the Current Rathmore Pantomime 2020.

[read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates 2nd February 2020”