“Millstreet Memories” by Noel Bourke

Author, Noel Bourke has wonderfully fond memories of his Summer Holidays together with his brother, Paddy in the Millstreet of the 1950s especially when they both arrived from their home in Kilkenny on their annual holidays being greeted by superbly welcoming Relatives from Murphy’s Terrace and Kippagh and beyond.  Over the past few years Noel has dedicated lots of energy and time in comprehensive research.   The fruitful result is this 272 page book “Millstreet Memories”which will very shortly be available to buy in Millstreet at “Wordsworth” in The Square, Millstreet at €15.00.   I believe it can also be obtained by post for an extra €5.00.  Some twelve poems are also included as well as excellent place name explanations.   Blank and white photographs further enhance the publication.   Had it not been for COVID-19 there was to have been an official launch of the book in Millstreet and in Ballydaly.  Here we share some images of the book cover.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Death Notice:  Sr. Hilda (Noreen) O Connor

Death Notice:  Sr. Hilda (Noreen) O Connor,  Kippagh, Millstreet & St Mary’s Convent, Roehampton, London.

On 10th October, 2020, at Kingston Hospital,  Kingston, Surrey.
Hilda is deeply mourned and sadly missed by her loving family, the Sisters of the congregation of the Poor  Servants of the Mother of God, relatives and friends.
Remembrance Mass will take place at a later date.
Funeral will take place on November 5th in Roehampton, London.
May she rest in Peace.   At  dheis De go raibh   a hanam dilis.

Sheila O’Leary (née Hickey), Killarney & Millstreet

The death has occurred of Sheila O’Leary (née Hickey), Elm Grove, Ballydribeen, Killarney, Co. Kerry & formerly of Mill Lane, Millstreet, Co Cork.

Peacefully, surrounded by her family in the excellent care of the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry, after a long illness bravely borne with dignity. Predeceased by her husband Gerry O’Leary, her parents Den and Nell Hickey and her nephew Owen Hickey. Dearly loved mother of Keith and Nigel. Treasured granny to her granddaughters Muireann and Lily. Very sadly missed by her loving family, daughters-in-law Elaine and Sally, sisters Marie and Noreen, brothers Ted and Michael, aunt, aunts-in-law, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, neighbours and her many good friends, especially those who supported her throughout her long illness. Family flowers only, by request, donations, if desired, to the Patient Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry. A big thank you to Dr. Mags Clifford, Dr. Patricia Sheehan and all the staff of the Patient Palliative Care Unit for taking such great care of Sheila.

“May Her Gentle Soul, Rest In Peace”


In accordance with Government and HSE guidelines and in the interest of public health, a private funeral will take place for Sheila O’Leary in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. Sheila’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on http://www.killarneyparish.com/ at 10.30am on Tuesday morning. Burial afterwards in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery for immediate family only. If you wish to offer your condolences online, please click Here.

Multi-functional wall hanging

Hi everyone!
Some ideal gifts for Christmas, multi-functional wall hanging for dog leads, keys and masks!
*Made from MDF.
*With/without hand painted paws.
*Can be personalised with name or “Lockdown 2020”
*This was my TY mini company project.
*Reasonably priced at €15.
Due to restrictions can’t attend Christmas markets
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“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 1st Nov. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Between 1959 and 1979 the three Williamson brothers along with Victor Sullivan, plied their trade as the Bluebell Quartet around the dance-halls of Cork and Kerry mainly.  Sadly, both Eddie and Harry Williamson are since deceased. 

This week on Where the road takes me, Victor Sullivan and Willy Williamson join John Greene on a whirlwind virtual tour of their favourite venues and recall the stories associated with them. 

Being attacked by a mad cat, saving the occupants of a house and the house itself from a fire, and the night everybody seemed to be dancing without their clothes on, are stories up for discussion.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″