Death Notice: Eileen Buckley, Liscahane

The death has occurred of Eileen Buckley (née Cronin), Liscahane, Millstreet, Cork. Passed away peacefully on Sunday 17th February 2019 in the loving care of the her family. Beloved wife of the late Danny and son Pat, mother of Aileen (O’ Keeffe), Norma, Maura (Kiely) and Niall. Sadly missed by her sister, Kathleen, brother Patie, sisters in law, sons in law, daughter in law, 10 grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends, carers and neighbours. May She Rest in Peace.

Reposing in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Monday from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 2pm with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]

Parish Newsletter – 17th February, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 17th February, 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 and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly; Johnnie Cremin, Leitrim & Ballydaly.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Nora & Jerry Creedon, Laught
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Ellen Donoghue, Direen & Canada  (recently deceased)
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Mary O’Mahony, Meenagloherane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Donal & Nora Murphy, Killarney Road. Mary & Noel Horgan, Cork & the deceased members of the Murphy family

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget Burke, Murphy’s Terrace; Agnes Kiely, The Bridge; Joe Buckley, Ballinatona; Sr. Florence O’Sullivan, Drishane Convent; Hannah Mary Dennehy, Coomlogane; Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy; Maurice Murray O’Callaghan, The Square.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 17th February, 2019”

The Wizard of Oz

Panto Season is well on the way🎭 & the all children cast are getting everything ready to go!! 👌…..We can’t wait to entertain you all & bring you on a wonderful adventure down the yellow brick road🌈 with lots of singing, dancing🎹🎵🥁🎤 and funny jokes along the way….This adventure is sure to be a hit with all the family so look out here comes….. THE WIZARD OF OZ…

Shows:- Saturday 2nd March @ 7.30pm & Sunday 3rd March @ 3pm in Rathmore Community Hall in aid of the Friends of the Children of Chernobyl Ireland.😁

Bluegrass Gig Coming to Banteer

Multi award-winning Bluegrass artist Kristy Cox, and her band, will play The Glen Theatre in Banteer on May 12th.

Chart-toppin’ Nashville-based Kristy Cox is on quite the roll. Capturing attention with her powerful singing style, youthful energy-infused bluegrass, and song writing acumen, she continues to enjoy radio & television success in both the US and in her native Australia where she’s a multi award-winning Australian Country Music Awards Golden Guitar recipient – most recently she picked up the 2019 Golden Guitar for Bluegrass Album of the Year for early 2018’s Ricochet (see below). Kristy has appeared at major festivals across Australia, Europe and the US, including an official showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Convention in 2015; she was shortlisted by the IBMA 4 years running for New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.  [read more …] “Bluegrass Gig Coming to Banteer”

Death Notice: Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly

The death has occurred on  Monday 11th February 2019 of Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork. In the presence of his loving family, at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Dennehy) and adored father to Ryan and Sadhbh. Predeceased by his father John and his foster brother Gerard. Sadly missed by his loving family, mother Noreen, sister Janice (Sheehan), brothers Niall and Aidan, aunt Margaret, uncle Denis and John Joe, sister-in-law Maureen, brothers-in-law Derry, Jimmy and Neily and their spouses Marie and Marian, cherished nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues and a large circle of friends, especially his rally friends.
Reposing at his residence on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm. Removal from his residence on Friday for Requiem Mass at 12pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to the Irish Kidney Assocation. “Ni bheidh a leitheid ann aris”.  [RIP] [read more …] “Death Notice: Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly”

€23,000 Raised from Rapunzel

Marian Players Rathmore 2019 32nd Annual Panto – Rapunzel. Our Panto Treasurer Eilish Coakley presented Hugh Ryan, Chairman of Kerry Parents & Friends Association with €23,000 proceeds from this year’s Panto.
A huge thanks to the audiences and everyone who assisted in preparing this year’s Show especially the Committee of Rathmore Community Centre for their support & accommodation since the of start of rehearsals. Thanks to David Twomey, Leo Fitzgerald Music Row Studio,Shane Dennehy, Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore Social Action Group, the Media, Jerry Healy, Tony Sheehan, Christy Dennehy, the Management of the many Schools in the Parish and the spouses, partners and families of the participants in the group and anyone else who may have helped in any way. A sincere thank you to all. If we accidently omitted anyone, please accept our apologies.

Lost Wedding Band

Hi, I lost a wedding band in the vicinity of the Millstreet GAA Club on Saturday evening. I had just finished the Slí Gealteacht Mhuscraí race. I had it after my shower but not in the car on the way home so it must have come off between the shower block the GAA clubhouse and the adjacent car park. If you hear of a ring being found you might let me know on 087-0567664. It is inscribed on the inside. – Dave

Death Notice: Johnnie Cremin, Leitrim & Millstreet

The death has occurred of John (Johnnie) Cremin of Aughnaglace, Aughavas, Co. Leitrim and formerly of Ballydaly, Millstreet, Co. Cork, Monday 11th of February, 2019 suddenly at his home. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving family, his brother, sister, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends. May Johnnie Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Finnegan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Cavan on Thursday 14th of February 2019 from 12.00pm – 2.00pm followed by cremation at 2.00pm. Burial of ashes in Millstreet, Cork at a later date. House private at all times please.

Video: Stavros696 reviews the Renault Magnum at Kelcro

Celebrity youTuber Stavros696 who reviews trucks, cars, and vans, was at Kelcro’s yard in Cloghoula last week, where he reviewed Bob’s 2008 Renault Magnum truck in detail, with it’s 460hp straight 6 cylinder Diesel engine, from the outside to the inside, and then took it for a test-drive through Millstreet, turning around at the K&L yard, and back to Cloghoula. watch the video below:


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Death Notice: Kathleen Singleton, Fortgrady

Singleton: Fortgrady, Banteer. On February 8, 2019, peacefully, at Cork University Hospital, Kathleen (née Vaughan), beloved wife of the late Pat and dear mother of James, Eamonn, Eileen, Michael, Mary, John, Patrick and Daniel and sister of the late John, Dan, Eileen and Michael. Deeply mourned by her loving family, sister Ita, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in eternal peace
Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer on Monday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [RIP]

Marie on Ireland’s Got Talent

Marie Kelleher got special mention on Ireland’s Got Mór Talent last evening where she sang Hopelessly Devoted to You (Grease, 1978) for the judges. As she says herself, she’s better at the singing than the talking, and a mighty performance too. Marie and her sister Breeda make up the Diamond Sisters and we’ve known for years how good they are. Watch her performance on  Ireland’s Got Mór Talent on the Virgin Media Player (from 18:49 to 20:13) (here)
[read more …] “Marie on Ireland’s Got Talent”

Parish Newsletter – 10th February, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10th February, 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 and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Jerry O’Donoghue, Cullen; Con Shine, Cullen; Helen Cronin, Ballylanders, Cloyne; Malachy Gleeson, Birdhill, Limerick.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Pauline & Dan Lyons, Dooneen
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Willie Neenan, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Joan & Michael Herlihy, Knockane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Pat Joe Kelleher, Pound Hill

Anniversaries: Pat Horgan, Ballydaly; James O’Byrne, West End; Vincent, William, Lilly Mae McSweeney, Flintfield; Julia Duggan, Claraghatlea; Dan Joe McSweeney, Ardnageeha; Desmond Kelleher, Australia & Kilmeedy; Nora O’Sullivan, Inches; Denis O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg & Dublin; Catherine Hickey, Cork; Kathleen O’Mahony, Clonakilty.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 10th February, 2019”

Zinc Mining in Millstreet?

“TORONTOFeb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Adventus Zinc Corporation (TSXV: ADZN, OTCQX: ADVZF) (“Adventus”) is pleased to announce that is has entered into a heads of agreement to sell its Lismore, Fermoy, Millstreet and Charleville exploration projects in Ireland to the privately-owned Australian exploration company BMEx Limited  … read the full press release on PRNewswire

The above press release was published yesterday, and frankly I had to read it twice to make sure I had read it right. Essentially the Adventus Zinc Mining Exploration Company purchased the rights to mine the area around Millstreet, and sold it to an Austrialian mining company. Just like that.

So what’s going on, and where is the mine? Well there isn’t any mine, nor have any exploratory drill holes been sunk as of yet. The companies are trading on the hope of finding Zinc in the Millstreet area. (Ireland has the highest concentration of zinc in the world.

Why Millstreet? Millstreet lies right on top of the Killarney-Mallow Fault Line, a major fault line where two tectonic plates were pushing against each other 270 million years ago, which ended up forming the mountains south of here. In creating the mountains, the surface of the earth buckled and layers containing Zinc from deep underground were pushed up to the surface where they are remain to this day, available for mining.

It is no coincidence therefore that the map of the Millstreet Block (below) follows the fault line from Killarney to Banteer. Nothing might ever happen with mining … but you’d never know.

[read more …] “Zinc Mining in Millstreet?”

Table Quiz In Aid Of Kilcorney Church Restoration Fund

TABLE QUIZ IN AID OF KILCORNEY CHURCH RESTORATION FUND

A fundraising table quiz will be held in Moll Carthy’s Bridge on this Friday night the 8th February commencing at 8.30pm.  Everybody welcome to come along and support this worthwhile fundraiser.  [read more …] “Table Quiz In Aid Of Kilcorney Church Restoration Fund”

Studying the War of Independence in Duhallow

Duhallow Heritage Society will hold a talk by local author and military historian Dr. William(Barry) Sheehan. The title of the talk is ‘Studying the War of Independence in Duhallow’. The talk will take place on Tuesday 12th February in ‘Dubhlinn’ Social Centre, Kanturk which is adjacent to Kanturk Mart.

Admission €5.00 All Welcome.
For enquires contact 087 9335404 or 087 9438360
Directions to the Dubhlinn Social Centre are below [read more …] “Studying the War of Independence in Duhallow”

Netflix Debut for Conor

A huge Congratulations to Conor Sheahan on his Netflix debut. Conor is an extra in the critically acclaimed Irish film “Michael Inside”. He can be seen in several scenes. “Michael Inside” was shown in Irish cinemas last year and is now being streamed worldwide on Netflix.

[read more …] “Netflix Debut for Conor”

Donagh at helm of £3.8bn UK builder

The CEO of London’s number two homebuilder tells John Reynolds of his upset, as an immigrant, about the UK’s vote to quit Europe

For a self-confessed avid follower of politics in these islands and across the Atlantic, the office of Donagh O’Sullivan, CEO of Galliard Homes, has an apt setting, on the edge of Westminster in the heart of London and just around the corner from the home of Channel 4 television. The 50 year-old Corkman, who grew up in Cullen, near Millstreet, was one of seven sons of parents who owned a petrol station and bus-hire company in the village.
A graduate of UCC, he has lived in the English capital for 28 years and now runs what is the second largest residential developer in the city, with FTSE-listed Berkeley Group ranking number one.
With a staff of 650, and employing up to 8,000 indirectly at any one time, Galliard is … [read the full article on the Sunday Independent].  [read more …] “Donagh at helm of £3.8bn UK builder”

You too can live to 99, if you play your cards right

What’s the secret to staying card sharp as you approach your 100th birthday? For Cullen man Paddy O’Mahony, the answer is to eat well, enjoy lots of fresh air — and play a sociable game of cards three times a week.

And he’s a good man for the advice, as his great-granny lived to 103, and his 94-year-old sister is a card player too! Paddy, who was 99 on Christmas Day, lives in Cullen, near Millstreet. He and his late wife, Mary, from Kerry, had four children, Bridie, Thade, Noel and Siobhan.

He plays cards every week in Cullen, Castleisland and Ballydesmond and says: “My father played the game of 45 and 31. He taught me how to play cards at the age of five.” Paddy’s card-playing partner, Betty, has been alongside him for 30 years, and he also stays active by minding the animals at the home farm at Meenaglóherane … read the very interesting full article on EchoLive.ie

 

Rediscover the Joy of the Train

Iarnród Éireann‘s recent marketing campaign is about rediscovering the joy of the train … but one of our eagle-eyed readers sent us in a message about the poster saying: “If you look out the window you will see Clara Mountain“.  What do you think?

[read more …] “Rediscover the Joy of the Train”

O’Flynn Medical, Cork SME Company of the Year 2019

O’Flynn Medical are delighted and honoured to have won the Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year 2019.
A huge thank you to all our valued customers, suppliers, friends and neighbours, not to mention the support and good wishes extended from near and far.
I would particularly like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to my loyal staff. Their diligence, motivation and dedication has made O’Flynn Medical what it is today and without them this would not have been possible.
Warm Wishes, Tadhg O’Flynn

[read more …] “O’Flynn Medical, Cork SME Company of the Year 2019”