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.)


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”

Death Notice: Donagh O’Leary, Ballydaly

The death has occurred of Donagh O’Leary, Ballydaly. Passed away on 28th of September 2019, as a result of an accident. Donagh (24) was the adored son of Denis and Mary (Guerin O’Leary), cherished and loved brother of Jonathan and Noríde, sister-in-law Siobhan, niece Réiltín, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives, large circle of friends and kind neighbours.
Reposing at his residence (Eircode P51 PP90) on Sunday from 2pm to 7pm. Reception into Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly, on Monday for 12 noon Mass, burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Donagh O’Leary, Ballydaly”

Parish Newsletter – 29th September, 2019

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Orindary Time – 29th September, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
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:          Sheila O’Keeffe (née O’Leary) Waterford & Adrivale; Dermot O’Callaghan, Shronebeha, Banteer; Donagh O’Leary, Ballydaly.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Dan Joe & Hannah Quinn, Flintfield
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                        Dan Mulcahy, Aunagloor
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Tadhg Curtin, Knocknageeha
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                       Tim Dennehy, Knockraha & Murphy’s Terrace

ANNIVERSARIES:  Mary Dineen, Knopogue; Margaret O’Shea, Killowen; Ellen O’Riordan, Tullig; Nora & Richard O’Keeffe, Murphy’s Tce; Margaret & Jack Kelleher, Canon O’Donovan Centre; Mikey Murphy, Pound Hill; Dan McNulty, Laccabawn; Tom Murphy, Main Street; Margaret Tarrant, Gortavehy; Mary Dennehy, Murphy’s Terrace; Helen O’Shea Rampelberg, Murphy’s Terrace & Belgium; Kitty O’Donoghue, Macroom; Noel Murray, Donoughmore.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 29th September, 2019”

Cork Young Filmmakers

Cork Young Filmmakers coordinate a countywide film-making programme for young people in Cork. We have some received funding for four one-day film-making workshops from Cork County Council which are to be used in partnership with Youth Clubs or groups, young people age 14-19. If you are part of such a group in Millstreet or any neighbouring North Cork towns that might be interested in this, please contact Mary at 0868139019 or <corkyoungfilmmakers@gmail.com>

See more at facebook.com/corkyoungfilmmakers


Thank you to all for Culture Night

Millstreet Community Council would like to thank everyone who participated & helped to make Culture Night such a success. A special word of thanks to Billy & Staff of the Wallis Arms Hotel & to Fidelis & Bernie Duggan for welcoming us into their premises. Finally, a word of thanks to the public for their overwhelming support & enthusiasm, it was greatly appreciated.

Job Vacancy: Multi Drop Delivery Driver – Full Time

Clover Hill Food Ingredients Ltd
Mount Leader, Industrial Estate, Millstreet, Co Cork. P51 E8PY

Clover Hill Food Ingredients Ltd. are looking for hardworking and experienced personnel to join their dynamic and hardworking team based out of their warehouse in Millstreet. A privately owned, family business Clover Hill Food Ingredients Ltd. operate out of two warehouses and maintain a fleet of six trucks which distribute products all over 32 counties of Ireland.

Due to recent Company expansion Clover Hill Food Ingredients Ltd. are currently hiring for the following position:

Multi Drop Delivery Driver – Full Time Position Available

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Majority of the deliveries are multi drop deliveries Ambient & Chill pallet deliveries.
  • You will be responsible for delivering and collecting goods efficiently, on time and ensuring our customer service high standards are maintained.
  • Carry out all reasonable jobs and requests as assigned by manager/supervisor.
  • Have good time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Maintain vehicle assigned to you with regard to daily driver checks.
  • Fully comply with Irish driving regulations and traffic laws.

[read more …] “Job Vacancy: Multi Drop Delivery Driver – Full Time”

Homecoming Celebrations

On Saturday evening. our victorious U20 & Minor All-Ireland winners brought to Millstreet and Cullen the Tommy Markam Cup and the Clarke Cup, and were celebrated with a parade through town from the Macroom Road to the GAA Hall, followed by a reception in the GAA Hall.
Here are some of the photos form that great evening:

[read more …] “Homecoming Celebrations”

Parish Newsletter – 22nd Sept 2019

Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 22nd Sept 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    dioceseofkerry.ie
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:          Joan Cronin, Coolinarne; Den Joe Kelleher, Coomlogane; Kevin Coughlan (Kevin Twohig), Millstreet & Kanturk; Eileen Conway, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Alan & Tommy O’Connor, Minor Row
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         The deceased members of the Cremin Family, Ballydaly
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Catherine & Emma Dineen, Carrigaline
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Nuala O’Riordan, Dromsicane (recently deceased) and Denis J. & Jerome O’Riordan.

ANNIVERSARIES: Catherine & William O’Shea, Cockhill; Bill Kelleher, Killowen; Tadhg O’Driscoll, The Square;  Joan Daly, The Bridge; John Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace;  Con Hickey, Gortnacreeda; Jackie Donnelly, Derragh; Kit Hickey, Knockduff; Hannah O’Sullivan, Two Gneeves; Pat Kelleher, Lisnaboy; Denis & Catherine O’Sullivan, Inches;  Mary Collins, Fedamore; James O’Mahony, Clonakilty; Mary O’Keeffe, Glountane & Boherbue; John & Ciss O’Mahony, Glountane; Hannah Coleman, Muingyroogen.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 22nd Sept 2019”

Weekly Classes at Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre now has weekly classes running until December 2019. Topics covered include;

  • Computer Skills at all levels from beginner to advanced,
  • English at all levels including Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking,
  • Setting Learning Goals,
  • Communicating with Confidence,
  • Arts and Crafts,
  • Food Choice and Health, and
  • Community Singing.

Please contact Marie on 086 7707301 if you are interested in any of the modules or to find out more details.

All Ireland Scór Finals 1993

The largest crowd ever at a Scór Final was on May 22nd 1993, where close on 3000 people packed the Green Glens Complex in Millstreet, Co. Cork. Fear a’ Tí for the evening was G.A.A. legend Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh. Ballinamore born, Fr. Dan Gallogly was Cathaoirleach of the Coiste Cultúir. Below are photographs of all the competitors that took to the stage. [f][f2]

[read more …] “All Ireland Scór Finals 1993”

Death Notice: Joan Cronin, Coolinarne

The death has occurred of Joan Cronin (née Noonan), Coolinarne, Millstreet. On September 18th 2019, peacefully in the presence of her family in Mallow General Hospital in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Denis and sister of the late Michael, Mary, Sheila, Séan and Jer. Deeply regretted by her sons Paddy, Benny, daughters Ann and Mary and their families, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, wonderful neighbours and friends. “May she rest in Peace”
Reposing in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly on Thursday evening from 5.30pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]

Death Notice: Kevin John Coughlan (Kevin Twohig), late of Millstreet

The death has occurred of Kevin John Coughlan (Twohig), Millbrook, Kanturk, Cork / Millstreet, Cork.
Coughlan (Kanturk) unexpectedly on September 16th 2019 at his home 27 Millbrook, Kanturk. Kevin John (Twohig) beloved father of Katelynn & Klara & son of Annabel, Christy, Connie & Sheila Twohig. Deeply regretted by his loving daughters, parents, brothers Fanahan & Fergal, sisters Christabel, Antoinette & Martina, sisters-in-law Cliona & Grace, nephews & nieces Alan, Tyler, Logan, Jack, Rachel, Louise, Conor, Brian, Connie, Ruairc, Dylan & Fionn, relatives, neighbours and friends.May He Rest In Peace.
Reposing at Martin Neligan & Son’s Funeral Home, The Old Train Station, Fermoy (P61 K682) on Wednesday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to the Church of the Holy Cross, Glanworth. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Thursday. Burial afterwards in St. Dominic’s New Cemetery, Glanworth. [rip] [f]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Kevin John Coughlan (Kevin Twohig), late of Millstreet”

Entertainment from 9pm on Culture Night Sept 20th

Following the Exhibitions in the E Centre & the Entertainment in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 7pm, the ‘ceol agus craic’ will continue in Millstreet … From 9pm there will be a Trad session in McCarthy’s Bar, Board Games in The Clara Inn, Bingo in the Bush Bar, music by Timmy Connors at The Bridge Bar & the 1973 All Ireland Football Final will be shown in Corkery’s Bar at 9.30pm. There is something for everyone to enjoy on Friday night.


St. John’s three-in-a-row of Duhallow Titles

Congratulations to St.John’s Football Club who won the Duhallow Junior B Championship Final for the third year in a row last Sunday, with a final scoreline of:

St. John’s 1-15 Ballydesmond 1-6

[read more …] “St. John’s three-in-a-row of Duhallow Titles”