Dromtariffe GAA History Book – A Report by John Tarrant

We thank John Tarrant for the following Report and Images.  (Tomorrow we shall feature images by Tadhg Curtin).  Tap on the photos to enlarge. (S.R.)

In Praises of Dromtariffe charts history of famed club

Dromtariffe GAA launched its history “In Praises of Dromtariffe” in the presence of a large attendance in Dromtariffe Parish Hall. The club boasts a long and distinguished history of achievement on the playing field, the 592 page history edited by Dan Joe O’Keeffe offers nostalgia and reminiscing, former and current Dromtariffe GAA players, officers and supporters convened at the launch for this once in a lifetime colloquial occasion.

Founded in 1885, Dromtariffe has been at the heart of the GAA since its very inception. The club continues to grow and encourage a new generation to play gaelic games.

A History Committee headed by Mary Browne and joined by Michael Byrnes, Joe O’Riordan, Seán Feely, Frank Barry and  Dan Joe O’Keeffe ensured  the content  was meticulously researched, excellently structured  and illustrated with fascinating photographs and text on football, hurling, ladies football camogie and Scór.

Apart from the GAA, subjects also covered are the War of Independence to an insight on Dromtariffe’s patron saint Iníon Bhuí with fitting songs and poems added.

“In Praises of Dromtariffe” is available from Dromtariffe committee members and retail outlets in Dromagh, Cullen, Kanturk, Kilcorney, Millstreet and Newmarket. [read more …] “Dromtariffe GAA History Book – A Report by John Tarrant”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 11th December 2022



Third Sunday in Advent

11th December 2022

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

Telephone Nos.:  Landline:  029 70043  &  Mobile: 087 775 2948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie

Website:   www.dioceseofkerry.ie

All Masses are livestreamed on www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

9.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the Souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS:   Sheila Forde-Brennan, Cullen & Birmingham

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 10th December:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.     Eileen Healy, Claraghatlea (recently deceased);  Tom Cronin, Coolinarne;  Nora O’Keeffe, Ducon Road.

Sunday 11th December: 

Cullen   9.30a.m. Jerry O’Leary, Mologhroe;  Noel Lehane, Two Gneeves;  Deceased members of the O’Connell Family, Lissaniska;  The deceased members of the Cremin Family, Coalpits;  William & Mary Casey, Glounthanemore & their sons Michael, Denis & Tade.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Tom Barrett, Killowen (1st Anniversary).

ANNIVERSARIES: Con, Hannah & John Buckley, Church Street & Mushera; Daniel O’Connell, West End; Nora Murphy, Killarney Road; Margaret & Denis Kelleher, Claraghatlea; Maurice Fitzgerald, Cloghoula; Tim Keane, Coolikerane; Ned, Catherine, Kitty & Sr. Joseph Cremin, Coalpits;  William Buckley, Lislehane; Timothy, Mary & the deceased members of the Lynch Family, Lislehane; Angela & John Cronin, Willowbrook; Brian O’Dea, Carrigaline & London; Mary O’Riordan, Donoughmore & Banteer.

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 17th December:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.     Denis & Mary O’Connor, Dromsicane;  John Kelleher, Station Road & his father John;  Julia Murphy, Gortavehy.

Sunday 18th December:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. Eddie Murphy, Ballydaly;  Frank Brosnan, Rathduane, his sister Julia Mary O’Sullivan & the deceased members of the Brosnan Family.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Donie Casey, Cloghoula;  Con O’Sullivan, Claramore;  John B “Shamrock” Murphy, West End & the deceased members of the Murphy & Burke families.

MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY for 18th & 25th December: Group F

Rotas for Next Weekend 17th/18th December


Millstreet   6.15 p.m. Liam Flynn M. Dennehy; M. Coleman; M. O’Keeffe; A. O’Sullivan.
  11.30 a.m. Jerry Doody M. McSweeney; R. Murphy; J. Buckley; J. Doody.
Ballydaly 9.30 a.m. Josephine Murphy Marcella Moynihan

Millstreet Church: Mass times this week, unless there is a funeral.

Mass on Monday (12th) for Con & Hannah Buckley, Mushera & Church Street & their son John at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (13th) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (14th) for Cáit, Maura, Sheila & Noreen Sheehan at 10.00a.m.

Thursday 15th: Carol Service presented by the Boys’ National School, Millstreet at 10.00a.m. All welcome. (Please note there will be no Mass on Thursday)

Mass on Friday (16th) for Eileen, Jason & John Heelan, Cullen; Connie & Noel Hartnett, Millstreet at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Saturday (17th) for Celia Dineen, Mill Road (recently deceased) at 10.30a.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 11th December 2022”

Official Launch of “In Praises of Dromtariffe” by Dan Joe O’Keeffe

Dromtariffe GAA  launched “In Praises of Dromtariffe” by Dan Joe O’Keeffe on Sunday, 4th December 2022 at Dromtariffe Parish Hall.

Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

A large crowd gathered in Dromtariffe on Sunday for the eagerly anticipated launch by John Tarrant of this interesting and entertaining  book. Thanks to the generosity and hard work of many people including  Dromtariffe GAA Historical Group members Seán Feeley, Joe O’ Riordan, Michael Byrnes, Frank Barry, Mary Browne (chairperson) and Dan Joe O’ Keeffe (editor) the book is now available for purchase.

A great day was had by all under the stewardship of Michael O’Connell MC. Amplification was provided by Richard O’Sullivan. Speakers on the day included Seán Feely – Chairperson Dromtariffe GAA club, Mary Browne – Chairperson Dromtariffe GAA History Committee, Dan Joe O’ Keeffe – Editor and Steven Lynch – Chairman Duhallow GAA. Food was provided by Dromtariffe Ladies Club under the guiding hand of Michelle O’Keeffe Chairperson Ladies Club. Local talent provided great music and entertainment.

The content of the book is meticulously researched and illustrated with fascinating photographs. The publication gives a detailed account of the club’s achievements in football and hurling, ladies football, camogie and Scór.

There is a limited amount of books available and are selling fast. In order to avoid disappointment get your copy as soon as possible!

On Sale Now at the following:


  • Centra Coleman’s
  • Centra Herlihy’s (West End)
  • Wordsworth
  • Supervalu


  • Angland’s Service Station

Cullen Co-Op


  • Harmon’s Photo Shop
  • Kanturk Co-Op
  • Supervalu
  • Kanturk Mart


  • Supervalu


  • Supervalu


  • Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar

We thank Mary Browne for the wonderfully comprehensive Report.  Tadhg Curtin, Photographer supreme, has kindly made several images available providing a superb pictorial record of the Official Launch of this hugely impressive Dromtariffe Book….These we shall upload in a special feature tomorrow.  We extend sincere congratulations to All involved in this phenomenal and outstanding Project.  (S.R.)