Millstreet Cheque Presentation at Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Headquarters in Cork

With the Annual Open Day taking place today, Saturday, 26th August 2023 at the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind national headquarters on Model Farm Road, Cork T12 WT4A to which all are very welcome, a very special gathering of people from the Millstreet Parish area travelled there yesterday to present the very impressive cheque of €2,018.00 to the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind – the fruits of the fundraising some months ago which involved the production and selling of the excellent Music CD “A Millstreet Collection Volume Two” – comprising of thirty various Artists most of whom had direct Millstreet links.  This CD fundraising project was the inspiring work of Paddy Murphy, Tullig.   The second important fundraising event, wonderfully coordinated by Eileen Tarrant and her superbly dedicated Team involved a full day’s fundraising Collection outside Coleman’s Centra, Minor Row, Millstreet where a royal welcome was accorded by Mary and John Coleman during which the generous response from the public was quite remarkable.   Here we share an image of the presentation with further images to follow later.  Tap on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Chris Bennett, Regional Development Officer, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, (on extreme right) accepted the uplifting cheque from the wonderfully dedicated Team from Millstreet Parish. The gentleman with the green jacket at back is Dermot O’Donovan who provided us with a magnificent Tour of the overall Centre. Dermot from the Coachford area is one of a number of excellent Volunteer Helpers at the amazing Centre.

Patrick J. (Pat) Walsh, The Lough, Cork

The death has occurred of Patrick J. (Pat) Walsh, The Lough, Cork

Walsh (Pearse Road, The Lough) On December 25th 2020, peacefully in the tender care of the staff at Marymount and in the presence of his loving family, Patrick J. (Pat) (late of St Colman’s Community College, Midleton). Beloved husband of Breeda (née Hickey, Millstreet), loving father of Colin, dear brother of Liam, Bernard, Anne and the late Jean, Marian and Evelyn. Sadly missed by his loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

In accordance with the current government guidelines on public gatherings Patrick’s funeral will be private.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Marymount or MS Ireland.

House strictly private

Patrick’s Requiem Mass will be streamed on Monday 28th at 12.30pm on www.churchservices.tv//thelough

To leave a message for Patrick’s family, please use the condolence link HERE.

Brilliant Conor O’Callaghan Captains Cork to Victory Today

What a night!  Kilcorney’s Conor O’Callaghan captains Cork to victory over Tipp in Under 20 Munster Hurling Final this Wednesday evening, 23rd Dec. 2020.  The exciting event was broadcast live on TG4.   Sincere congratulations to Conor and the entire Cork Team on such a magnificent sporting achievement.  

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

“Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme – Sunday, 3rd March 2019.  (S.R.)

This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, brings us to Gurranabraher, on the Northside of Cork City. 

Accompamied by family and friends, John Greene pays tribute to John O’Shea, who was affectionately known as ‘The Singing Fireman’.

John who spent the first five years of his life in Ballymacthomas close to the Bells of Shandon, later moved to what was known as ‘The Red City’ in Gurranabraher.  He passed away in February of last year at the age of eighty five.

 Working initially  as a farm hand for the famous Fr. O’Flynn, or ‘Flynnie’ as he was known as,  John later pursued a full time career as a fireman.

But it was his work on stage as a singer and story-teller, that brought him notoriety all over the City and County. 

Jimmy Crowley, Sean Ó Sé, John White and John O’Shea’s son Tony, join us on the first of a two part programme.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

Magnificent Adrivale Painters Exhibition at Cork’s School of Music

On Friday, 5th Oct. 2018 at Cork’s School of Music, Union Quay the official launch of the Adrivale Painters Exhibition took place in the presence of many Artists, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Family and Friends including a visiting Bishop, famous Sports People and a gifted pianist from Ardmore, Co. Waterford.   The official launch was performed by the Deputy Lord Mayor while the keynote address was superbly delivered by Seán O’Riordan (formerly of Drishane Road, Millstreet) in which he very especially praised the Art Teacher Supreme – Neil Kelleher of “Adrivale”, South Douglas Road, Cork. We very much recommend a visit to the excellent Exhibition before it ends in the School of Music at the end of this week.  Below we share the first of a number of images recalling the most enjoyable launch which actually coincided with a wonderful Concert in the same building that night celebrating the Cork Folk Festival 2018.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Included in our image of the official launch of the Adrivale Painters Exhibition at the School of Music, Union Quay, Cork….Fiona Soden (third from left) who coordinated the launch…Neil Kelleher, Art Teacher supreme (fifth from left) whose grandmother came from Adrivale, Millstreet…And (on extreme right) Seán O’Riordan, Cork & Millstreet who delivered the keynote address.

Cork’s Voiceworks Youth Choir with Millstreet Connection Appears on TV3

The wonderfully talented Voiceworks Youth Choir from Cork performed superbly on TV3's "Ireland AM" on Tuesday morning 22nd Dec. 2015. Included in this most impressive Choir are two splendid singers - Caryn and Sophie - daughters of Patrick (of Minor Row, Millstreet and Watergrasshill, Cork) and Eva Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderfully talented Voiceworks Youth Choir from Cork performed superbly on TV3’s “Ireland AM” on Tuesday morning 22nd Dec. 2015. Included in this most impressive Choir are two splendid singers – Caryn and Sophie – daughters of Patrick (of Minor Row, Millstreet and Watergrasshill, Cork) and Eva Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Caryn Kelleher (wearing a red hair band with a Christmas tree) who performed a solo section in the delightful performance.
Caryn Kelleher (wearing a red hair band with a Christmas tree) who performed a splendid solo section during the delightful performance.
Sophie Kelleher who sang with such sincere enthusiasm.
Sophie Kelleher who sang with such sincere enthusiasm.

6Voiceworks Youth Choir Cork on TV3 -600Margaret Kelleher of Minor Row who is the Grandmother of Caryn and Sophie can be justly proud of such a magnificent performance on national television….We congratulate all involved in such a superbly uplifting presentation.  We continue to share some further images from the [read more …] “Cork’s Voiceworks Youth Choir with Millstreet Connection Appears on TV3”

Accommodation Providers – Orchard Motorsport Cork 20 International Rally

cork20-logoWe have been successful in securing the Orchard Motorsport Cork 20 International rally for Millstreet, to be held on 4th, 5th & 6th October 2013. All competitors and spectators will hope to stay in Millstreet or as close as possible.

In order to be included in the accommodation list on the official Cork 20 website all registered and non-registered accommodation providers need to register on 086-1721142. Registration fee is €20 per room.

All registrations need to be completed by 25/3/13.

Please make cheques payable to Millstreet Development Group

Cork City Marathon Result Times 2009

Results for the Millstreet finishers in the Cork City Marathon Monday June 7th 2009

35th #1311 Brian Murphy Cloghoula 03:07:13 01:31:09

537th #718 Donal Kelleher Aubane 04:08:51 01:57:27

677th #802 Josephine Creedon Millstreet 04:24:40 01:57:26

678th #1048 Con Twomey Aubane 04:24:43 01:57:29

872nd #719 Rosie Rea Millstreet 04:43:24 02:15:04

note: times given are the finish time and the half-way time.

Relay Section

1125th #3150 No Team Name, Millstreet 06:31:48

There were probably others which i haven’t identified, and others too who never made it to the finish line. Congrats to all regardless on the huge effort.

GAA Clubs Fund Raising Draw

Kids DrawMillstreet GAA are in the midst of supporting the Cork County Board promoted Clubs Fund Raising Draw with another new series underway. The draw acts as a fillip boost to the development of club facilities across the county in addition to enhancing the quality of Gaelic Games for youth at club and school level. The draws take place on a monthly basis and feature an array of attractive cash and other prizes. The club welcome new participants — a year’s subscription is €100 paid yearly or monthly. Further details on the draw are available from club officers, or from the Cork GAA Draw website

Where Does My €100 Go?
* €35 – Prize Fund & Admin
* €47 – Promoting Club*
* €18 – Grants/Developments/Coaching/CLCG Chorcaí

It’s good to know that a large amount of the money stays local, as well as having a large prize find of €575,000.

Confusion!

Confusion!" - No not at all...rather Equality and Harmony! Pictured in the driveway of their home on Saturday, 5th Sept. 2009 Noel and Eileen Collins are proud to support their native County in the forthcoming All-Ireland Football final between Cork and Kerry later in September.  Tralee native Noel claims one side of the car while Ballydesmond native Eileen has full claim to the other side of the car!  And Suzie, the cat, appears to agree with the sensible arrangement!! (Pic.:  Seán Radley)
Confusion!" - No not at all...rather Equality and Harmony! Pictured in the driveway of their home on Saturday, 5th Sept. 2009 Noel and Eileen Collins are proud to support their native County in the forthcoming All-Ireland Football final between Cork and Kerry later in September. Tralee native Noel claims one side of the car while Ballydesmond native Eileen has full claim to the other side of the car! And Suzie, the cat, appears to agree with the sensible arrangement!! (Pic.: Seán Radley)