Millstreet Pictorial Updates 24th June 2021

Included in our Pictorial Updates on this occasion we observe the beauty of nature in the Millstreet area and we recall Wednesday’s “Move-athon” by Scoil Mhuire Millstreet BNS in the Town Park…plus further items.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Maria Casey with daughter Méabh following Thursday’s Graduation at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.
Newly painted Carnegie Hall, Millstreet.
Commemorating 1921 Centenary at Monument in The Square.

Skyscape at Clara Road on Wednesday evening.

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Better Mobile Services on the way?

Many complain of the very patchy Eircom phone services around Millstreet. Well, this month, Eircom submitted planning to erect a 18m high mast at its exchange on the Macroom Road (beside Collins’ Tyre Centre). The planning details state:

“The construction of a 18 metre high free standing communications structure with its associated antennae, communication dishes and ground equipment. The development will form part of Eircom Ltd existing telecommunications and broadband network.”

In an article in this week’s Corkman, Eircom confirmed that the purpose of this and other masts is for ‘enhancement of 3G and 4G coverage.’

But we wonder if this will this solve the problems in the wider rural area. We will have to wait and see.

Noreen Cooper (née Murphy), Knocknagoul, Farnanes, Co. Cork & Millstreet, Co. Cork.

The death has occurred of Noreen Cooper (née Murphy), Knocknagoul, Farnanes, Co. Cork and formerly of Millstreet, Co. Cork.

On June 23rd 2021, peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of Ballincollig Community Nursing Home, beloved wife of the late John and sister of the late Jack, Dan and Tess Murphy. Loving mother of Liam. Sadly missed by her son, daughter-in-law Josephine, grandchildren John, Joseph and Kevin, her brother Joe, sisters Julia Tarrant and Margaret McAllister, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

May she Rest In Peace.

Private family Funeral Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farran at 1PM on Friday, June 25th. Funeral afterwards to St. John’s Cemetery, Ovens.

Funeral Mass may be viewed at

Messages of sympathy may be left on the condolence link HERE.

Mikie Dinneen, Murdered 100 years ago today at Tooreenbawn

In the aftermath of the Rathcoole ambush a week earlier, where two Auxiliaries were killed, and many wounded, the British forces conducted the biggest sweep of any area in the south of Ireland, looking for IRA suspects. Early on the morning of the 24th of June 1921 I.R.A. Volunteer Michael Dineen from the Kilcorney Company County Cork was taken from his brother’s house in Ivale, and shot in the back multiple times just 300m away.

The British Commandant instructed that no inquest was to take place as such action would have risked lives unnecessarily of local forces.

His funeral was probably the largest ever seen locally, and he was buried in Millstreet Church Graveyard (along the path, just down from the sacristy door).

Pictured above is the memorial at the site of his murder in Tooreenbawn.

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