Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive

will take place on

Sunday, 1st July

and will be going through the following areas between 9am and 1pm

Ballydaly,        Millstreet Town,           Lackabawn, Kilcorney,      Moll Carthy’s bridge,    Inchamay, Curraraige ,    Boggeragh Wind Farm,         Nadd,      Lyre,                  Rathcoole,                         Liscahane,    Knocknakilla,   Aubane,                           Laharn,    Horsemount

Enquiries  –  0877023562 or message our Facebook page

Eily’s Report 19th June

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my Report.

If you blinked your eyes in Millstreet these times you’d miss something. Yesterday we had the National Schools Sports Day in the Town Park, with little ones arriving home in high spirits bearing treasured trophies.  A Pitch ‘n Putt competition is planned for this evening. The Children of Rathcoole School are still reeling from the privilege of coming face to face with Prince Charles.

Fr. Paddy is saying Mass at Tubrid Well this evening to celebrate one of his Priestly anniversaries. Starting at 7.30 and all are welcome.

Every good wish to Chloe Collins who plays with Cork Senior Ladies in the Munster Final against Kerry on Saturday June 23rd at 2pm at CIT.

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A big thank you from The Bush Bar


A big thank you from The Bush Bar to everyone that made the Stretcher Race the success that it was. We would like to thank  all  the participants, pubs for providing the drinks, everyone that donated generously and the spectators that created the festive atmosphere. The total raised in aid of The Ian O’Connell Trust Fund and Fight for Fionn was €2500.

(pictures by Geraldine Dennehy)

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Eily’s Report – 12th June

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my Report.

The fine weather continues and the effects can be seen in the faces of people as they lap up the warm sunshine. Fine weather can mean different things to different people. Some love to sunbathe, others love it to dry the washing and to be able to send the little ones to play in the out-of-doors. Those who engaged in outdoor work, builders, farmers, agricultural contractors and so on. And one little lady put it in a nutshell for me this week when she said with pride, ’my turf is nearly dry’. That’s what the fine weather meant to her.

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Eily’s Report – 5th June

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome.

The beautiful weather over the weekend brought a mixture of joy and sadness as is always the case. Lives were lost both on road and water and our sympathy goes out to all involved. The month of June opened with a mighty thunder storm and flash floods that ripped roads from Mushera Mountain to town of Millstreet and images of the phenomenon were flashed across the globe as it occurred. But there were no reports, locally of damage to people or property and for that we must be grateful.

The annual Mass planned for St.Mary’s Cemetery on Friday evening, had to be moved to the parish church, and the waiting crowds just had time to make their escape before the torrents began.

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Eily’s Report May 29th

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome.

The sunny days seem to make everything possible. And since they come so seldom we tend to lap them up. Work at silage is at fever pitch, by sunlight by day and lamplights at night. Please be extra vigiliant at this busy time and be on the look out for heavy increase in traffic, on all roads.

The final days of the Month of May are upon us but there are still a few things to be enjoyed on the wonderful IRD Duhallow Feile na Bealtaine list.

Gramophone Night ,hosted by the Millstreet Gramophone Club, was held on Friday, 25th May.

Freemount Gramaphone night at Cois Abhann at 8. Admission €5. Presenter Ann Madden.

Shrone Lake Walk, meeting at the Church at 6.30.

And tomorrow, May 31st. Cooking for one with Orlaith Tomkins Register at 02960633.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report May 29th”

Eily’s Report – 22nd May

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

It is indeed an exciting day for me, and for everyone really, with the Daniel and Majella Road Show coming on screen tonight, on at 8.30 on RTE One. I hope that everybody will enjoy RTE’s covering of their visit to Millstreet on St.Patrick’s Day.

As part of Feile na Bealtaine, lots of our Retired Group are joining Jack Roche’s Mystery Tour today. It never fails to deliver and even though I’ve never been on it, I always say I will, and DV I will. We wish them fine weather, hope they have a great time.

The sun shone on all the hundreds of  people who attended the First Holy Communion of 38 little children in Millstreet Church on Saturday last. There wasn’t an empty seat in the Church. It was a beautiful ceremony, led by Canon John FitzGerald, with the children playing a big part in the readings and singing. Joined by the other children of the schools, their angelic voices filled the air.  Afterwards some light refreshments were served in the GAA Hall. And the variety of people from many lands gave the occasion a feeling of world peace and unity.

Well done to all those who worked so hard to make their First Holy Communion Day so memorable for them.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 22nd May”

Eily’s Report – 15th May

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

On this historic day, the twenty fifth anniversary of Eurovision Millstreet, our website is full of pictures, reminding us of the heady days that put us on the world map, and twenty five years on we are still well remembered for it. Thanks to Noel C Duggan, his family, and indeed to our wonderful community.

There is a fine article about  Eurovision Millstreet on the May 18th  (last week) issue of Ireland’s Own written by Edward Tucker [read it here].

And this morning I can answer the question that you have all been asking, yes, the Daniel O Donnell and Majella Road Show which was anchored in my own humble B&B  on St. Patrick’s Day, will be screened next Tuesday night May 22nd at 8.30 on RTE1.  I only got the final confirmation of the date yesterday.

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Eily’s Report – 8th May

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

The lovely sunny weather at the bank holiday weekend did wonders for everyone. Following all the wet months, people came out and made the most of the three warm days, in whatever way they liked. The Ed Sheeran mighty concert drew thousands of people of all ages, others went to the beach, some to car rallying, some to see the huge cruise liner in Cobh. While others spent their time in the garden planting flowers to brighten  things up the months ahead. And through it all was the joy in people’s faces, as the soaked up the sun.

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Eily’s Report – 1st May

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

And welcome to our people from all over the world who love our Website and find it a wonderful link with home even though they live and work in faraway places. And when we meet them on a trip home  as I did last week, it’s great to know that we really are all one  through this modern medium.


The Month of May has dawned wet and cold, continuing the struggle that’s being made by farmers and indeed builders and all the people who are engaged in outdoor pursuits. We can only pray to God for an improvement. And to be conscious of the heavy burden that is on all those who are literally trying to keep their heads above water.

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Eily’s Report – 24th April

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome.

I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather over the weekend. It’s lovely to see cows out in some fields, while others were able to cut the precious grass and bring it in to feed their stock. It is amazing what can be achieved in time of crisis.  Retrieving the lush growth from around Cork Airport was certainly a first, and only goes to show the amount of  feed that has been lost and wasted over the years.

But first things first. I want to send good wishes to a host of people today. A Very Happy 104th birthday to the sprightly Julia Murphy, Ballydaly. A Grand party was held in her honour at the Canon O Donovan Centre last week where she read her greetings cards without glasses.  And still with Ballydaly, Jerry Lehane and his lovely wife Marie  are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. While mé féin and the renowned Joanne O’Riordan, celebrate our birthdays every year on April 24th.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 24th April”

Eily’s Report 17th April 2018

Dia is Mhuire  diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

It is indeed heartening to see that in spite of wind and weather, we still have people who are determined to press on and bring help where help is needed, be it in the form of fodder for animals or ways of cheering people up in these trying times.

The Trad Fest which was held at the weekend was wonderful and varied. Little children got up early on Friday morning and travelled to Cork where they sang their little hearts out and came second in their category, much to the delight of their families and  they danced in our GAA Hall again with great success, next morning. Up to 90 sets in all entered the competition, and there was a capacity crowd at Wallis Arms that night for a Gala Concert. There was something for everyone.

Other than that there were pockets of music in the bars in town. And the Feile Ceol which was held at the Community School on Sunday brought a wonderful weekend to a close. Bringing Children out brings parents out and there was a wonderful atmosphere of enjoyment throughout. Well done to the hard working organisers.

And there’s a children’s Festival on April 28th.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report 17th April 2018”

Eily’s Report – 10th April

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

I was very pleased to have been part of the very prestigious launch of the Beara Breifni Way Heritage Stamps, which was held at the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon at the weekend. It was attended by over two hundred people  some from the very source of this epic development, Castletownbere itself, and many places in between. Including Michael and Marian O’Sullivan, Eileen O’Riordan and family, agus mé féin representing Millstreet.

The master of ceremonies was the well-known Deirdre Purcell, author and RTE presenter. There was an excellent line-out of speakers during the  day long event, and the final speaker was the Minister for Rural and Community Development Mr. Michael Ring TD who performed the official launch.

The launch marks another step forward in what is now being regarded as the Irish Camino Way. And the Great Jim O’Sullivan from Castletownbere can be thanked for starting its development from humble beginnings almost twenty years ago.  And he was highly commended for his work at the launch. Further information about the placing of the stamps will be given in due course.

A Community Council Meeting will be held tonight starting at 8.30 at the Wallis Arms Hotel.

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Eilys Report – 3rd April

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a cairde and welcome. Hope you are all well following yet another rather wet ‘n windy week.

This lovely message from our Parish Priest, Canon John Fitzgerald was included in our Mass leaflet at the weekend and it says. My sincere thanks to all who participated in our Easter Ceremonies, those who helped to prepare our Churches and for all those who attended ceremonies and helped to make them so meaningful for our Parish.

I welcome home all who have travelled to be with their families this Easter Season and we keep in our thoughts those who are not with us.

In return we want to thank the members of our clergy for a wonderful Easter Season. We are so fortunate to have such a fine group of priests on the wings as it were, to help out at busy times. Frs. Paddy O‘Byrne, Billy Radley,Sean Tucker, Con Kiely, and of course Canon John from over the road in Boherbue. For me at least its a joy because I knew their parents and families before them, and always look upon them as one of our own.  [read more …] “Eilys Report – 3rd April”

The death has occurred of Eileen (Eily) CORKERY (née O’Connell) Main Street, Kilmacthomas, Waterford

Reposing at her residence on Tuesday March 27th from 4pm to 8pm. Removal from her residence on Wednesday March 28th at 11:30am to Our Lady of Mercy Church, Kilmacthomas for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial immediately afterwards in Kilmacthomas Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St. Vincent de Paul. [1]

Rest In Peace

Death Notice: Sr. Kathleen O’CONNOR, Presentation Convent, Killarney, Kerry / Dromsicane, Millstreet, Cork

Very sadly missed by her Presentation Sisters, brother Denis, sisters-in-law Mary and Lillian, nieces and nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and her great grand niece, relatives and friends.

“May She Rest In Peace”

Reposing at the Presentation Convent, Killarney on Thursday evening from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm followed by Removal at 5.00 pm on Thursday to St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. Liturgy Of The Word on Friday morning at 10.30am, burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.  Requiem Mass will take place at 10.30am on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. [1]

Eily’s Report 27th March

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

This is Holy Week and as it brings the six weeks of Lent to a close, we are all asked to join in the prayers and ceremonies in the run up to Easter Sunday. Every parish in the Country and indeed throughout the world will put on services to lead us on to Good Friday, and the Crucifixion of Christ. Rarely have there been a greater need for people to join together and pray that the Good Lord will help the world to overcome some of the problems  that confront us  today.

The Stations of the Cross are always popular during Lent and can be said anytime. Our Church ceremonies begin on Holy Thursday, In Cullen at 6.30 and in Millstreet at 8pm.

On Good Friday, in Cullen at 6.30 and in Millstreet at 3pm, Holy Saturday, Polish Mass –Blessing of food in Millstreet at 2pm and Easter Vigil  Mass in Millstreet at 9pm.

Confessions in Millstreet on Holy Thursday after Mass, and in Cullen as announced.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report 27th March”

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Juvenile Club


Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club was established in July 2012 with the juvenile section of the Club commencing in 2015.

Juveniles are the long term development for our Cycling Club. We are currently recruiting new juvenile members to join our Club. The juveniles will need to be in 5th or 6th class in National School or in Secondary level education. We have a number of experienced adults trained by Cycling Ireland in foundation coaching who will coach these new members.

Our plan for 2018 is to commence coaching the new members with a 4-6-week training block in a local national school ground. During this period our new members will learn various bike skills that will ensure they are confident, safe and courteous cyclists when on the road. After several weeks of training we take the kids to leisure events locally (in the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Minibus) to challenge themselves at longer distance and with a little bit more experience we will participate in competitive races for those who wish to do so.

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