Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Notes

The hard work being made by the Juvenile Club really paid off this weekend at the All Ireland Youth Cycling event held by Lakeside Wheelers in Mullingar. In total we had 11 SLCC juveniles taking part from Under 11 right up to Under 16. In the Time Trial held in the village of Multyfarnham our Under 11 boys team of Nicholas Buckley, Keenan Dennehy and Sean P Fleming rode well just losing out on the Team prize by 3 seconds demonstrating how much they have developed over the last 9 months. Amy Fleming won Bronze in the Under 14 girls TT with Ben Murphy 4th in the Boys Under 16 (again missing out of the podium by a second). Amy went on to win 2 more bronze medals in the Road Race and the criterium. Ciaran Finnegan Aidan Morley Dinny Murphy and Darragh Dennehy completed well in the boys under 15 14 and 13 events. Kate Murphy (Under 12) rounded off an excellent weekend for SLCC winning two Bronze medals in the Road Race and the criterium. All told an very strong weekend of racing by the SLCC Riders – thanks to all the coaches and parents for their support. This week Ben Murphy travels to Austria as part of a six man Ireland Team in the five stage International Radfjugendtour Oststeiermark road race. Ben’s team mates hail from Donegal (Errigal) Tyrone (Island wheelers) Dublin (Orwell) Meath (Bohermeen) along with another local rider David Shine from O Leary Stone Kanturk. Best of luck to the team and their backroom staff for the week. Next up for the juveniles is the Kerry County Championships and the Munster Road Championships this weekend.

Eily’s Report – 20th August

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

A very import meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight. To continue with their plans for Countrywide Heritage Day on September 20.  All interested parties please attend. Meeting starts at 8 pm.

When the Millstreet Summer Horse Show is over it’s a sign that the year is moving on in earnest. The end of summer school holidays is drawing near and the ‘back to school’ drive is on to buy school uniforms and all the other gear that goes with this great annual  occurrence. Family holidays also become a memory and spirits can take a little dive if we allow it to happen. But life is always full of people to meet and things to do.

Having put our biggest ever Summer Horse Show behind us in the past week, the Wheel of Millstreet still keeps on turning as we welcome the International Horse Show Trials this week starting on Thursday.  As I said our Summer Horse Show was the biggest ever, with a twenty per increase in entries over past years. Competitions went on from early morning to well into the night and there was something for everyone. Even discos at the end of the day. The all-weather courses coped well with the heavy rains which thankfully  happened mostly at night-time. And the extra stabling  met the challenge of the  extra demand. Following in the wake of the mighty Dublin Show its great to hear  how Millstreet compares so favourably to the event in the capital. Its well known now for its relaxed atmosphere, free audience entry, personal attention, attention to detail and lots more. The indoor Arena was packed each night where the crowds enjoyed the various competitions in comfort and intimacy. New friends and connections were made in the closeness of the excitement and the banter.  Stuff that can only be found in Millstreet and rural Ireland.

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Eily’s Report – 13th August

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

Its all systems go here in Millstreet today as we head  into a feast of equestrian events. Starting tomorrow Wednesday, August 14 to 18 with the Millstreet International Horse Show (cs12) Followed close behind by the Millstreet International Horse Trials.starting three days later. And we’ve already had a head start with our Nick Pomeroy winning a first at the Dublin Show last week, with Clara Alala.

Entries for this weeks event are up 20 percent on last year and will bring contestants from New Zealand, Canada ,USA, Great Britain and Ireland,to name but a few. Already the mega Horse Carriers are thundering into town on their way to the mighty Green Glens where there is stabling for up to two thousand horses and  hundreds of places for their carriers. Many of them comprising of luxury accommodation for their owners.

So please get ready to give them the customary Millstreet welcome. Hang out your flags to greet the visiting countries . Well done to those who have already painted their places and put up window boxes and keep the town litter free.The extra seating around the town adds an air of hospitality and ease  to the whole scene.

There is great need for accommodation so please if you have some to offer ring the office at the Green Glens 029 70800 or stick up a B&B sign for all to see.

And be ready for more of the same when the Millstreet International Horse Trials kicks off the Wednesday of next week.The World Class Events Course at Drishane will swing into action for this prestigious event. Please go along to these International events and as usual. Admission is free throughout.

We wish the Duggan Family God’s Blessing,  fair weather and every success with this mega undertaking.

So go along and give this great venture your full support and the good news is that admission is free throughout.

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The Irish Blood Transfusion Service


The Irish Blood Transfusion Service

would like to thank all who contributed to the running of this Clinic.

101 Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Millstreet GAA Hall

This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated.

The precious gift of Blood brings life and hope to our hospital patients and their communities.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Notes

The Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy League finished on Tuesday night last, with SLCC riders faring well in the overall league standings. Well done to Fermoy cycling club who ran the 10 week league – no mean feat.

The trip to Errigal, Co Donegal was undertaken last weekend with 8 SLCC juveniles taking part in the International four stage race over the bank holiday weekend. With entrants from Scotland, Isle of Man, England Belgium and all over Ireland this is the most competitive under age racing in the Irish Calendar. The 4 stages consisted of two road stages, a Time Trial and a Criterium. Well done to all our competitors who completed the weekend – under 12 Nicholas Buckley, Keenan Dennehy, Kate Murphy (Overall General Classification 3rd ) Under 14 Amy Fleming, Dinny Murphy, Aidan Morley and Darragh Dennehy and Under 16 Ben Murphy (photos below).

The final round of the Kerry County League is underway Thursday next in Tralee. This is quickly followed by the Irish Nationals in mid-August due to be held in Multyfarnham, Mullingar so a busy few weeks ahead.

Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.

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Eily’s Report – 6th August

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

Already the first week of August has passed us by and I hope it left you well and happy. The weather over the weekend was rather challenging with heavy downpours playing havoc with many outdoor events. But the sun was quick to come out in most cases brightening spirits again. I was lucky enough to enjoy a family break  in Bearra ,with lots of young and not so young to add variety to the trip. The heavy rains turned the giant waterfall at Hungry Hill into a raging torrent and at the same time turn lesser streams into busy cascades running down  from the high rocky mountains. Well worth driving out to see. Sadly an outdoor fundraiser by the local GAA Club was a washout, as were many others.  But rain or no rain, the crowds were immense,and with lots of modern day facilities our weather poses no great problem. The organisers of the Platform at Mushera planned well in advance and held their popular dance at the indoors at nearby Ballinagree, on Sunday, where a great time was had by all. There are many more events planned for the next few weeks before the end of the school holidays.

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Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 4th August 2019

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 4th August, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS:        Kathleen Duggan, Minor Row & London.

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Up-coming Heritage Week event at Ballyvourney Library

Deserted School Houses of Ireland

24 August, 11am – 12pm

  • Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne / Ballyvourney Library
  • Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne / Ballyvourney Library, Ballymakeera
  • Co. Cork County

Léacht phoiblí a bheidh ar siúl Dé Sathairn 24 Lúnasa ag 11am / Public talk on The Disused School Houses of Ireland – Saturday, August 24th at 11am.

A talk on disused school houses of Ireland by Enda O’Flaherty, author of ‘The Deserted School Houses of Ireland’. The theme of the talk will be revisiting memory and place: Memory is dynamic and fluid – a pulsing living thing. It can be stretched, coveted, erased and manipulated by the individual, the environment and the circumstances from which it is recalled. The tumbling buildings featured in this talk and exhibition were once working schools where early childhood memories were formed.

Admission & Booking

  • Admission Free

Access & Parking

  • Suitable for Children under 12
  • Car Parking Available

Further Information


Millstreet Events heartfelt gratitude


Millstreet Events, the new sub-committee of Millstreet Community Council, wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to the people and friends of Millstreet who attended our “Party in the Park” on Saturday 27th July. We were blown away with the numbers in attendance and are so thrilled that everyone had a great day. 


A huge thank you to our volunteers on the day namely John O’Riordan and Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club and Cian O’Mahony and Los Zarcos for constructing the marquee.


Mick McSweeney for the collection and return of the equipment to IRD Duhallow, site set-up and supervision throughout the whole day. 


Denny Lane for power supply.


Abdul Rauf and Imran Ahmed for putting up the gazebos and deconstructing the marquee along with Sgt. Paul Lynch, Mick and John.

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Eily’s Report – 30th July

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.   There was something for everyone in Millstreet again this past weekend. The weather was very kind for all our outdoor events, which makes all the difference. The Party in the Park on Saturday was varied to suit young and not so young. The Teddy Bear’s picnic, the games, the bouncy castle and the BBQ  being the main attractions.  Well done to all concerned with this enjoyable venture which is bound to be repeated by the Community Council in years to come.

The Vintage Club’s “Sponsored Truck Run”  on Sunday was an event for the big boys.  And all in aid of the mighty Air Ambulance Service  which will not be cheap to run but will be available to serve the country from its base at nearby Rathcoole. For those wishing to become regular supporters there is a way, it can be done through the Bank or Building Society.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

With just 1 week to go in the Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy League on Tuesday night next, we have a number of riders in contention to finish well in their respective leagues. Tournafulla hosted the Newcastlewest two stage Youth Race on Sunday last. A hilly 2km crit. stage in the morning was followed by a lumpy road race in the afternoon. Kate Murphy won the Under 12 girls section, Amy Fleming was 3rd in the girls Under 14 with Ben Murphy finishing 4th in the boys Under 16. Well done to all who took part and to the Club members who supported the juveniles on the day.

Next weekend the eagerly awaited trip to Errigal in Donegal awaits for the International four stage race over the bank holiday weekend. This is quickly followed by the Irish Nationals in mid-August due to be held in Multyfarnham, Mullingar so a busy month ahead.

Well done to the adult Club Members who supported the Ring of the Reeks Cycle in aid of Beaufort GAA on Saturday last taking in the magnificent scenery of Caragh Lake.

Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.

Luke O’Donoghue receiving the proceeds from the Stretcher Race

This year’s Stretcher Race was in aid of Luke O’Donoghue pictured with family, friends and staff of the Bush Bar, Millstreet.  Luke will represent Ireland in the World Fly Fishing Championships..

Thank you to everyone that supported and donated generously to the cause and Geraldine Dennehy for capturing the atmosphere of the afternoon perfectly.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club news

A busy month just passed for the Juveniles within the club. The Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy League continues every Tuesday night and with the bi weekly Kerry County league the week nights are busy.

In addition Sunday races were attended in Carlow, Cavan, Mulytfarnam and Fermoy so all told a hectic schedule where the club bus has really showed its worth. Thanks to the Club Members and Parents who have helped out with the driving. In the Under 12 age group Nicholas Buckley, Sean P Fleming. Kianan Dennehy and Kate Murphy are racing well. In the Under 14 age group the performances of Aidan Morley, Darragh Dennehy, Dinny Murphy and Amy Fleming are all improving. Great to see Ciaran Finnegan back on the bike, completing the Ring of Kerry and racing competitively once again after an nasty fall in Beaufort last month. Ben Murphy (U16) raced with the adults (A3) as part of his national training in Fermoy and finished in the Top 10.

Well done to Knocknagree boys Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy who both completed the Junior Tour of Ireland last week. This is a gruelling six day stage race on the roads of Clare covering 550km and some of the most difficult climbing terrain the west of Ireland has to offer completing against strong European and USA Teams. No mean achievement to complete.

Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.

Eily’s Report – 23rd July

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

The mixed weather, had mixed effects on both sporting and farming events over the past week. The dedicated Cullen Special Needs association got the full brunt of the rain on Sunday for their 31st annual event in aid of their worthy cause.  It was also the Feast Day of their local Patron St. Laitiarnan.  Thank you to their many supporters the financial outcome was on par with former years which means that their annual Christmas Mass and party will be as good as ever.

Well done to all concerned.

Millstreet Community Council are hoping for better conditions for their Party in the Park on Sunday this coming Saturday July 27th . The fun starts at 12 noon with the Teddy Bears Picnic and will go on to an afternoon tea at 3 pm, with live music and lots more followed with a BBQ.  Its open to all ages, so do come along and be part of our great Millstreet Party in the Park.

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Eily’s Report – 16th July

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Following the parade the presenting of prizes to former winners was held at the podium outside the Wallis Arms Hotel, and then the real fun began when the visitors joined in with the locals, for food, drinks and music which set the precedent for the following five days. And ended with a gala banquet at the Green Glens on Saturday night. During the week they climbed our mountains, visited our beauty spots and shopped in the town. Many promising to come back .The International  Mounted Games Championships, lived up to all that was expected of them from July 8th to 14th here in Millstreet. The opening parade through the town on Tuesday evening was a truly wonderful sight. Riders  as young as twelve years of age and adults from 17 European countries on spirited ponies prancing through our streets each displaying the flags of the homelands and wearing many coloured outfits . They were led by our much admired pipe band. Public Safety was all important and the streets were lined on both sides with interlinked fencing. The crowds came in their hundreds and enjoyed the spectacle in brilliant sunshine. Our friendly Garda members on hand to see that all went well.

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Volunteers needed for the Party in the Park

Millstreet Events are seeking volunteers to help out during the

“Party in the Park” event

on Saturday, 27th July.

We would appreciate assistance for approx 2-3 hours between the hours of 11am and 8pm.

Duties to include stewarding, crowd information and assisting committee members. Your voluntary efforts are crucial in the smooth running of this event.

Next event meeting will take place in McCarthy’s pub at 7pm on Monday, 15th July.

We invite interested volunteers to attend this meeting.

More information contact Tracy 0871532885 or check out our Facebook page @MillstreetEvents [read more …] “Volunteers needed for the Party in the Park”

Shop windows decorated for the European Mounted Games

The European Mounted Games Championships shop window decorations competition

Thank you to all business and residential houses that decorated  their windows,  winners will be announced on Friday. Great to see the community welcoming all the different countries to Millstreet.

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Eily’s Report – 9th July

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

Millstreet is on a high at the moment with all the lovely things that are happening. The annual Stretcher race was held on Sunday and it created much needed merriment and laughter. This year it was in aid of Luke O’Donoghue whom will represent Ireland in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Czechoslovakia.  Starting out from the Bush Bar up to 10 stretchers took part.  The variety of colour and regalia only went to prove the efforts that people will go to in the name of homegrown entertainment. The merriment went on and on after the race was over with the warm sunshine adding to the happy scene. Well done to all concerned.

But the best is still to come with the mighty International Mounted Games Championships  rolling into the Green Glens from July 8th to 14th.

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