Playground Funding: Please Donate & Thank You

At a recent meeting Millstreet Town Park Committee formally resolved to express their sincere gratitude and thank the following for their donations towards the proposed new Playground

  • Mr Patrick W O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA for  a personal donation of €500. Patrick’s great grandfather hailed from Millstreet. Patrick is very proud of his Irish heritage and is a huge supporter of all things Millstreet since he first visited our Town in 2013 and returning 5 times, most recently in September. Patrick has kindly opted to have his donation published in the hope that it will encourage other “Sráiders” at home and abroad to make a donation to the Playground project.
  • Millstreet Pitch n Putt Club  for a contribution of €500  in addition to their annual club subscription.
  • Irina Popova and Justyna Marynowska of Infinite Arts Centre  who have already raised €240 from their Saturday morning  Yoga workshops.  The final fundraising workshop takes place  Saturday 19th October 9-11am in the Parish Centre.   Places are still available so don’t be shy to be a Yogi!
  • Millstreet Community Council, Millstreet GAA Club, Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club and Millstreet Camogie Club who have rallied together and kindly forfeited the most recent instalment due from the Local Lotto  sales in support of the Playground Project resulting in an additional €12,000 being donated.

We are still a long way short from the money needed so we are again calling on all Sráiders to dig deep and make whatever contribution you can … every little helps.

We will continue to keep you posted on upcoming fundraising initiatives and progress on grant applications.

TO DONATE:   If you wish to make a financial contribution towards the funding for a new playground for our Town Park you may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2

(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account.

(3) send a cheque payable to “Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FÁS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

If you wish to confirm your contribution  or hold your own fundraiser we would be delighted to hear from you at <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

[read more …] “Playground Funding: Please Donate & Thank You”

Knocknagree Ladies Football Annual Family Bingo in Cullen

Knocknagree Ladies Football Annual Family Bingo will be held in Cullen Community Centre on Sunday November 3rd at 3pm. Books are €15, €10, and €5. Shop and raffle on the day. Everyone welcome and all support is appreciated. For any further information or to sponsor a line or full house or to donate a raffle prize please cal Catherine on (083) 3498778.

[read more …] “Knocknagree Ladies Football Annual Family Bingo in Cullen”

R.I.C. Nominal Returns for Millstreet

At the start of each year, the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) gave a nominal return (listing) of all personnel in each county with details of their service number, rank, name, barrack, religion, appointment date, marriage status, and sometimes other information. The R.I.C. remained in Millstreet until January/February 1922 when the Barrack in the Square was taken over. Below are the details of the personnel listed in those nominal returns for the Millstreet Barrack:

8th Jan 1910

Service # Rank Name Religion Appointment Date  
52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 /
1-11-04
56316 Bransfield John RC 01/02/94 M
43535 Con Cahill Martin RC 08/02/78 M
56899 Flynn John RC 01/05/95 M
58402 Sullivan Thomas RC 15/08/98 M
56257 Patrick Sheehan RC 02/01/94 M

[read more …] “R.I.C. Nominal Returns for Millstreet”

Parish Newsletter – 13th October, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13th October, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
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:
RECENT DEATHS: Pauline O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy; Joe Murphy, New York & Lisnaboy; Sr. Mary O’Driscoll, Newcastlewest.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Kathleen, Jer & Nora Mary Lane, Ballinatona
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Tom Falvey, Killarney Road
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Harvest Mass: Edward Byrne, Ahane, Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Sheila & John O’Keeffe.
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Dan Buckley, Geararoe

ANNIVERSARIES: Elizabeth Dennehy, Pound Hill; Dola O’Byrne, West End; Kevin Cronin, Clara Road; Noreen Murphy, Inchileagh; Patrick & Margaret O’Sullivan, Liscreagh & Lackabawn; Thade Hickey, Gortnacreeha; Bridie Herlihy, Glountane; Andrew Guerin, Knocknagullane; Jerry O’Donoghue, Fethard; Mary & Ned O’Sullivan, Glenleigh, Kilcorney.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 13th October, 2019”

House for Rent in Cullen

Please note the phone number listed below has been changed.

2/3 bedroom house situated approx 10 minutes from Millstreet in Cullen. Peaceful location, solid fuel heating in both kitchen and living areas. Rads throughout. Neat and tidy, freshly painted and ready for leasing. Please call  Francis 087 390 9330  Eileen on 0862275105 for further information or to arrange a viewing. €400 per month. Land available with house if required or can rent separately – price on application.

Parents Association present Primary Schools with Proceeds of Fundraising

The Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association met with both primary schools today with the proceeds of fundraising efforts from the school year 2018/2019.

€1800 was presented to Frank O’Connor Principal Scoil Mhuire BNS. These funds have been used to purchase STEM equipment and materials and a portion was put towards the important purchase of a defibrillator. The defibrillator has been installed in the school yard of Scoil Mhuire BNS and will be operational shortly. Further communication to come on this.

€1800 was also presented to Joan O’Mahony Principal Presentation National School, seen here with Mrs Twomey’s 1st class pupils. These funds are allocated towards spending for this school year. Recent use of MPA funds has been purchase of Aistear materials and basketball equipment.

The MPA wish to thanks all parents and local businesses who support the many fundraising efforts throughout each school year.

Parents are invited to show their support at the upcoming AGM next Monday 14th Oct 8.30pm.

Sinead Corkery – Chairperson
Claire Twomey – Secretary
Denise Buckley – Treasurer

Darragh’s Minor All-Star

Darragh Cashman and his Family would like to take this chance to thank everyone, too many to mention, for all their good wishes and support throughout the year, which cumulated in an All-Ireland Minor Football Medal, and an All-Star selection.

Darragh on receiving his GAA Minor All-Star Award.

[read more …] “Darragh’s Minor All-Star”

Death Notice: Pauline O’Sullivan (née Cassidy), Lisnaboy

The death has occurred of Pauline O’Sullivan (née Cassidy), Lisnaboy, Cullen. Passed away peacefully at the Bons Secours Hospital Cork, surrounded by her adoring family. Predeceased by her parents Pat and Lucy and her loving sister Ann. She will be deeply missed by her adoring husband Andy and her dear children John, Martin, Sinead, Andrew, Mary and their partners. Fondly remembered by her sisters Kay, Josie, Ciara, Nora, Marian and her brothers Pat, James and Brendan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and her many friends.
Reposing at her residence (P51 TY89) on Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Funeral mass on Monday (October 14th) in the Church of The Nativity Cullen at 12 noon. Burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery. Reception into the Church of The Nativity, Cullen on Friday for 12 noon Mass. Burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery. (House strictly private Friday morning).  Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, in lieu to cancer clinical trials Ireland. May She Rest In Peace. [rip]

Passing Out Ceremony

Congratulations to Private Mikey Burke from Cloghboola Beg who passed out recently to become a 2 star Private, after serving three months of hard physical and mental weeks in James Stephen’s Barracks Kilkenny. He has since gone back to Kilkenny to train for  his 3 star Private badge, after which he will be stationed in Collins Barracks in Cork.

[read more …] “Passing Out Ceremony”

Joe Murphy, Cullen & New York

Joe Murphy, a native of Lisnaboy, Cullen, was among other things, the editor of the Irish Echo & Irish Voice, County Cork Association President. He given many people their start in America, and widened the door for many others. He passed away last Saturday. Below is a quick note on his  life, times and contributions, written by the County Cork Association of New York:

The Officers and Members of the County Cork BP&P Association mourn the passing of our esteemed Past President, Joe Murphy. Joe was called to his eternal reward on Saturday, October 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Whitestone, NY after a long illness. Community activist and scribe, Joe was one of the elder statesmen of the County Cork Association and, indeed, of the entire Irish American Community. A native of Cullen, Co. Cork, the youngest of ten siblings, Joe was educated in the local national school, the “North Mon” in Cork City, and St. Augustine’s College, in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. He immigrated to the United States in 1956, first
to California and then to New York City. He continued his academic pursuits at Long Beach State College and at New York City’s Fordham University.
Joe first secured employment in the banking profession, working both for the Bank of America and the Bank of New York. In the 1970’s, he took a position as advertising director with the Irish Echo newspaper, in New York, for which he already wrote a popular weekly column. Joe broadened his journalistic experience as the New York correspondent for the, then, Cork Examiner, and also for RTE. In that capacity, he was proud to work as an analyst, with the late Michael O’Hehir, on the broadcasting of two National Football League finals from New York’s Gaelic Park. [read more …] “Joe Murphy, Cullen & New York”

Volunteer with your local Credit Union

Volunteer with your local Credit Union

At the heart of every credit union is its volunteers. The Board of Directors of every credit union is drawn from members who have the skills and knowledge to lead and manage the long-term success of the credit union.

Mallow Credit Union now has 8 branches open across their Common Bond area, with 2 in Mallow (Main Street & Ballydaheen), Millstreet, Buttevant, Doneraile, Charleville, Dromcollogher and Broadford. There are a number of voluntary positions open on their Board of Directors, the Oversight Committee & Planning & Development Committee and they would like to invite members of the community to apply. These committees provide experience, learning and an active role within the credit union.

Mallow Credit Union relies on the enthusiasm and commitment of volunteers who give their time freely to develop and enhance the services of their credit union.

 In return for volunteering, credit union volunteers are afforded the opportunity to;

  • Become responsible for directing the affairs of a local business
  • Gain new skills and experience with a professional financial services provider
  • Enhance personal development through targeted training programmes
  • Increase career prospects by adding a valuable achievement to CVs
  • Meet like-minded people from the community
  • Know that they have helped the continued development of a professional service which benefits the entire community.

Finance, information technology, management and communications skills are particularly welcome. However, any ability to make a contribution is appreciated. There are policies and training in place to support volunteers in their roles.

If volunteering with Mallow Credit Union sounds like something you might be interested in learning more about please call into your local branch or email: <info@mallowcu.ie>.

Gold and Bronze for Linda at the IMRO Awards

Congratulations to Linda McAuliffe and the students of the Kerry ETB Radio Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Course who came away from the IMRO Awards with a Gold in the Short Feature Category, and a Bronze in the Digital & Social Innovation Category, for their innovative feature on the sounds of Kerry, called ‘Cluas Ciarraí’.
Their series, about the sounds and soundscapes of County Kerry, was inspired by students Barry O’Donnell and Dara Ó’Cinnéide – who are both visually impaired and who successfully completed the course this year.
Millstreet was also represented by Joanne O’Riordan who was nominated for her podcast on RedFM, and Ed Smith was there also with TodayFM.

[read more …] “Gold and Bronze for Linda at the IMRO Awards”

Parish Newsletter – 6th October, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 6th October, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
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: Donagh O’Leary, Ballydaly; Dermot O’Callaghan, Banteer, Eileen Keane, Ballymacelligott.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Catherine & Sean Buckley, The Hall, Kilcorney
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                       Deceased members of the Carroll family, Coolinarne
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Kathleen O’Sullivan & her son Timmy, Ballydaly
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Pa Buckley, Aunagloor

ANNIVERSARIES: Teresa Casey, Clara Road; Nora Dennehy, Gneeves; Frank & Katie O’Riordan, Ballinatona; Martin Moran, Ballyvouskil; Mary Dineen, Laharn;  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 6th October, 2019”

Sergeant Thomas James Deegan, R.I.C. Millstreet 1915-1922

There’s an interesting article on the RIC Facebook page  on one RIC member Thomas Deegan who was the last Sergeant in  Millstreet when it was disbanded. He had arrived as a constable in 1915, and was promoted to Sergeant on March 1st 1921 [RD]:

“After years of wanting to visit the archive centre at Kew I eventually did it yesterday. My grand father and great grandfather were RIC constables. My great grandfather Thomas Deegan 29408 was appointed 12.4.1864. He was 5ft 111/2ins, from Queens County and aged 20. He was pensioned off 1st Aug. 1879 at the age of 35 after 15 years 3 month service in the Dublin Docks. After being pensioned off Thomas Deegan became a bank messenger and later lived above a bank on the North Wall, Dublin.
Thomas James Deegan 63563 was born in Common Street, Dublin 4th Nov 1881. He was appointed to the RIC on 16 Dec 1907 and discharged by being pronounced unfit by the Surgeon on 18 Dec 1907. He was appointed again on 23 April 1908. He was initially stationed in Wexford. The RIC stayed in a large house/post office near to Bridgetown. On the 1/10/1915 he was moved to Cork W.R. and he worked and lived in Millstreet. He remained there until the RIC was disbanded 07/04/1922. Because of the hostility towards the RIC at this time he was moved to Stamford, England and lived in Rutland Road. My father recalls other former RIC constables living in the same street.”

It was posted by James’ grandson Ron Deegan, who also posted a photo of James with his wife Ellen (Walsh from Sweet Mount, Bridgetown, Wexford), and their four children [ref].

“A photograph of my Grandfather Thomas James Deegan and his family.This would have been taken a couple of years after the RIC were disbanded. My father Harold Deegan was the boy on the right standing next to his mother. Her maiden name was Ellen Walsh from Sweet Mount, Bridgetown, Wexford” [rd]

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Another of Thomas Deegan’s grandchildren Holly Andreosso “Journeyed to Ireland from Canada, in 2015 to find my mother’s actual place of birth, March 13, 1918…this house, known as ‘The Barracks’, Millstreet, Co Cork….”. She posted photos on the Forgotten Ireland FB page.

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“A group of Royan Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) stationed in Millstreet c. 1921” – from Millstreet Museum. The little girl in front is Patricia Deegan, with her father Sergeant Thomas J Deegan.

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Birth of Thomas James Deegan on fourth November 1881 at 21 Common Street, North Dublin – father: Thomas Deegan 32 Commin Street, Port and Docks Constable – mother: Anne Deegan née O’Reilly.

Marriage of Thomas Deegan and Ellen Walsh on 24 May 1915 in Wexford

Birth of Harold Francis Deegan on 27th June 1915 at Sweet Mount, Bridgetown – to Thomas James Deegan, Bridgetown, Constable RIC, and Ellen Deegan (Walsh)

Patricia Deegan: born 13th March 1918 at the Barrack Millstreet – Eveline Gertrude Patricia – Female – father: Thomas James Deegan, The Barracks Millstreet, Constable Royal Irish Constabulary – mother: Ellen Teresa Deegan née Walsh – Michael Fitzgerald assistant registrar. (She was born in the day room at the Barracks)

 

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Read More: Deegan Family RIC Members remembered – “… In 1995 I went with my father to Ireland and visited the places he remembered as a child. He pointed out the large house just outside Bridgetown where the RIC where posted. We also went on an interesting journey around Millstreet. We found the remains of the barracks at the rear of a shop that had been built on the spot where the barracks were. At the rear of the shop we were shown a large gate that was leaning against a wall. We also saw the remains of what my father referred to as the day room. A room that he had been taken to and spent time there where he had seen what ever went of in the barracks yard.”

Qualifications from Drishane Convent?

I wonder if anyone can help with the following question we received today, likely about Drishane Convent School:

“Hello, a cousin of mine studied at a residential post primary college in or near Millstreet in the early 1950’s. It might have been called Drishane Castle. What qualifications might the pupils have got in Domestic Science or kindred subjects? I would be grateful for any information to put in her obituary that will be needed any day.
Many thanks, Mary”

If you know, please leave a comment below, or send an email to <contact@millstreet.ie>, and we will forward the answers.

Part-Time Cleaner for Cullen National School

Cullen N.S. invites applications for a Part – Time Cleaner. 8 hours per week. Cullen National school, Mullaghroe, Cullen P51 TK70 Roll no. 17171V.  Application by post to Chairperson BOM by 9th October. Please include cover letter and CV (with two referees)  and mark envelope “Applications”.

Lest We Forget (10)

(Continuing our series on the events of 1919 with the help of the daily newspaper of the First Dail, the Irish Bulletin.)

LEST WE FORGET (10)
THE FOLLOWING ARE ACTS OF AGGRESSION COMMITTED IN IRELAND BY THE MILITARY AND POLICE OF THE USURPING ENGLISH GOVERNMENT, AS REPORTED IN THE DAILY PRESS FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 25th, 1919.

The sentences passed on political offenders in the six days above mentioned totalled three years and three months.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 1919.
Arrests:- Capt. Rev. Thomas J. O’Donnell, an Irish Australian Army Chaplain was arrested at the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. The charge is unstated. Fr. O’Donnell is now under close guard and is not permitted visits even from his law advisers. Mr. Joseph Birrells, Dundalk, recently released from Belfast Prison in broken health was rearrested by armed military and police. Military and police surrounded and arrested 25 young men who were spending their Sunday on the hills outside Dublin. They are being detained on a charge of illegal drilling.  [read more …] “Lest We Forget (10)”

Tidy Towns Results 2019

Many congratulations to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association who achieved a Bronze Medal and jumped up another six points in this year’s Tidy Town Competition, which was announced today. It’s the result of lots of planning and hard work by out dedicated Tidy Towns Association. Thank you for making Millstreet a better place to live. Below is the Millstreet Adjudication Report for 2019:

Tidy Towns Competition 2019
Adjudication Report
Centre: Millstreet – Sráid an Mhuilleann Ref: 480
County: Cork(North) Category: C
Date(s): 03/07/2019
Mark: 327

Max 2018 2019
Community – Your Planning and Involvement 60 46 46
Streetscape & Public Places 60 43 44
Green Spaces and Landscaping 60 45 46
Nature and Biodiversity in your Locality 50 34 35
Sustainability – Doing more with less 50 17 18
Tidiness and Litter Control 90 67 68
Residential Streets & Housing Areas 50 34 35
Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes 50 35 35
TOTAL MARK 470 321 327

Community – Your Planning and Involvement / An Pobal – Pleanáil agus Rannpháirtíocht:
“Cuireann an moltóir seo fáilte roimh Millstreet – Sráid an Mhuilinn páirt a ghlacadh i gComórtas Náisiúnta SuperValu na mBailte Slachtmhara 2019. Many thanks for your application form, map, Tidy Town plan, biodiversity action plan and additional material… [read more …] “Tidy Towns Results 2019”

Yoga Fundraiser New Town Park Playground

Millstreet  Town Park Committee would like to sincerely thank Irina Popova of Infinite  Arts who is generously giving her time with this initiative contributing to the funding of the proposed new  Playground – see  Irina’s post below for details.   Please support this great community spirit.

If you’re not of the Yoga persuasion and  wish to make a financial contribution for  a new playground in our Town Park you may:

  1. lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2D
  2. lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
  3. send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FÁS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

If you wish to confirm your contribution  or hold your own fundraiser we would be delighted to hear from you at  <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

Plans for the new Children’s Playground:  millstreet.ie/blog/2019/07/10/plans-for-the-new-childrens-playground
[read more …] “Yoga Fundraiser New Town Park Playground”