A Fleadh to Remember for Leah

Leah Murphy from Laught had some weekend at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda. Firstly on Saturday she was part of the mighty Crossfield Ceili Band that won first place in the U18 Céili Band competition (Darragh Twomey, Aubane, was also in the band). Then on to Sunday, and with three solo competitions to play in, she got placed in all three!! 2nd place in Fiddle Slow Airs,  2nd place in English Singing, and 3rd place in Rogha Ghléas. Mighty going , we’re delighted and so proud  🎶 🎻 👍 😀 😀


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Parish Newsletter – 19th August, 2018

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th August, 2018
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
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:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Kippagh
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Margaret & the deceased members of the Buckley Family, Toorbonia
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Catherine & Emma Dineen, Carrigaline
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Dominic Lawlor, Clara Road

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy O’Shea, Coole; Denis O’Shea, Killowen; Noel & Nelius McSweeney, Cloghoula; John Murphy, Pound Hill; Hannah O’Keeffe, Mill View; Eimear O’Mahony, Inchileagh; Kate Murphy, Shanaknuck; John Moore, Liscreagh; Kathleen Lane, Ballinatona; Peggy & Dan O’Leary, Ploverfield; Danny & the deceased members of the Lynch Family, Kippagh; Sheila Murphy, Coolinarne; Joe Leader, Glenleigh; Mary, Thomas & the deceased members of the Healy Family, Clondrohid; Margaret Cullen, Tralee.

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New York’s Last Rubber Stamp Maker

“This is a story about Casey’s Rubber Stamp, owned by Millstreet man, John Cyril Casey. JC is one of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet, one visit to his unique shop and you’re hooked. [1]” John is grew up here at Drishane Road. If you’re in New York call into his shop which is on 322 East 11th St. caseyrubberstamps.com

Auditions for local production of Mamma Mia!

Lee Valley Enterprise Board are delighted to present Super Trouper- Mamma Mia performed by the Lee Valley Young Players.
Auditions for this production will take place on Sunday 26th August at Riverside Park Hotel from 5pm. The Director and choreographer is Margot Carlile with Gerard Collins as assistant director. For all enquiries contact the box office on (026)41174 / (087) 1663395,  <email>, or send a message on Facebook.

Alan O’Connor Memorial Trophy Results

The Alan O’Connor Memorial Trophy was played this evening, August 14th.

Mary O’Connor presented the trophy to
1st Danny O’Riordan, 2nd Cian O’Connor, 3rd Oran Kiely.

Results of the beginners section:
1st Jack Brophy, 2nd Lucas DeFritas, 3rd Daniel Heeney, 4th Jack O’Brien

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Minor Hurling Championship Final



7:30pm on Monday August 13th

in Ballyclough

North Cork Minor Champions, Picking up the  inaugural Denis Carroll Memorial Cup !!!  Congrats to all 🏆 🏆 🏆

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Millstreet v Kinsale – Intermediate Championship

Round 3

MILLSTREET 2-9 KINSALE 0-8 (result)
3pm Sunday 12th August
in Carrigadrohid

Well done to everyone involved. Meeting Kilnamatra or Glanworth in the quarter-final.

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Parish Newsletter – 12th August 2018

NinetEENTH Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12th August, 2018
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
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:

RECENT DEATHS: Paudie O’Keeffe, Cullen.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Kathleen Kerwick, Boston & Lackabawn
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Abbey & William O’Regan, Ballydaly & their daughter Catherine
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Hugh & Mary O’Keeffe, Glountane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. John & Margaret O’Shea, Killowen

ANNIVERSARIES:: Connie Kelleher, Lackabawn; Dermot Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; John D. Murphy, Inchileagh; Jeremiah, Margaret & Mary Dennehy, Mountleader; Mary Todd, Canon O’Donovan Centre; Kate O’Driscoll, The Square; Mary Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Rita Hickey, West End.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 12th August 2018”

Fáilte Roimh ár bPríomhoide Nua

“Fáilte roimh ár bPríomhoide Nua, Pól Ó Síodhcháin. We extend a warm welcome to our new Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin. Having been Deputy Principal at Coláiste Daibhéid in Cork for the last five years, Mr. Ó Síodhcháin is looking forward to joining the team here in Millstreet. Best of luck, a Mháistir!” – from the NEW Millstreet Community School twitter account

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Munster Senior Hurling Championship in Millstreet

Cork Hurling History today remembers: “on this day in 1903 Cork and Kerry met in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semifinal, was played at the Sports Field in Millstreet. This was the first meeting of the counties since the 1892 Championship. The newspaper reports of the day did not provide much details of the scorers, but Cork opened with 2 points before striking for their first major and then rattled off 6 unanswered points before Kerry got their first point of the game. The halftime score line was Cork 1-08 to 0-01 for Kerry. The second half saw Cork open the scoring with their second goal and went on to seal a comfortable victory on a final score of Cork 2-11 to 0-03 for Kerry. This match was played in conjunction with the delayed 1902 Munster Senior Hurling Championship and Cork advanced to a Munster Final meeting with Limerick.”

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Finding Garrett Cotter: the story behind the man whose name is on the Cotter Dam

For nearly 200 years, a brave young rebel from Millstreet, convicted and transported to Australia for firing on the His Majesty’s troops, has been the heroic name behind the river, the valley, the gap and dam that supplies potable water to Canberra. Below is a brief overview of his life:

Garrett Cotter was born in 1802 to peasant farmers, north of Millstreet in County Cork. British penal laws had denied Catholic families like Cotter’s not just the vote, but any education, land and major assets as well. They were consigned to penury and effective servitude.

This was a society, fumed reforming Edmund Burke in the House of Commons, “as well fitted for the oppression, impoverishment and degradation of the people, and the debasement of human nature itself, as ever proceeded from the perverted ingenuity of man”.

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Tessie Celebrates her Hundredth Birthday

Tessie Kelleher,  Cullen, celebrated her hundred years young birthday last night at the Sandpit House Pub Dromtariffe at the Irish Trad Night with her family and friends where she comes without fail too once a month! Although Tessie’s birthday isn’t until this coming Friday, she will be waiting for the cheque from the president of Ireland! She still ran rings around us all and enjoyed the music, dancing, cake, finger food and laughter in her honour! There is another party planned for Saturday in Cullen for family, Have an amazing time Tess! Your an inspiration to us All!! – article thanks to Tom

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Nunnery Road

Searching through the Griffith’s Evaluations for Millstreet (from about 1850), it was intriguing to see a reference to a Nunnery Road in Millstreet which I had not seen before. Has anyone heard of Nunnery Road before, and do they know where it refers to? [1]
update: we think we may have solved it – see below for details

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Results of O’Shea Shield

Results of the O’Shea Shield
1st. Sean Flynn
2nd. Alan McAuliffe
3rd. Ian Brophy

Results of the Beginners Category
1st. Jack O’Brien
2nd. Donagh Corkery
3rd. Jack Brophy

Above are the results of competitions played at Millstreet Pitch and Putt this evening (August 7th 2018), with the prizewinners and competitors pictured below:

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