In the family home in Murphy’s Terrace he lived his last night and day
And his last remains rest in St Mary’s from there about a mile away
He was a good man Charles Barry of life he had a lengthy span
He will be missed by his family and many friends this well liked and honourable man.
One of the senior citizens of old Millstreet the famous Town by Clara Hill
The Seasons and years do pass quickly and for anyone time doesn’t stand still
One might say he had a good innings but he had the will to live on
When most of those he went to school with were to the forever long gone. [read more …] “Charles Barry”
At 5pm on Thursday, 8th July 2010 in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen, concelebrated Mass was celebrated with, as the main celebrant, Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke who not only has been the Archbishop of St. Louis, U.S.A. but is now one of the most high-ranking prelates in the Vatican. On June 27, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Burke to the office of Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, a position equivalent to that of Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, or President of the Conseil d’Etat of France. As such, immediately after the Pontiff, Archbishop Burke holds the highest judicial office in the entirety of the Roman Catholic Church. His court, as the final possibility for most all appeals unless they go to the Pope, ranks higher than the Rota or the Apostolic Penitentiary. In terms of the importance of his Curial post, Archbishop Burke is the second-highest ranking American prelate at the Vatican after Cardinal William Levada, who took Pope Benedict’s place as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. And, as you may well recall, Cardinal Levada celebrated Mass in Kilcorney Church on a recent Easter Sunday. It was Tom Goggin who very kindly alerted us to that Kilcorney visit a few years ago. So having two such direct links to the Vatican with such close connections to our area is truly quite phenomenal. Here we share images of the Archbishop’s Culllen visit where he was truly delighted to meet with relatives (among whom were the Cremin and McSweeney Families as well as others) and Friends. Fr. Paddy O’Byrne knew the Archbishop in U.S.A. and we thank Fr. Paddy and also Photographer, Sheila Fitzgerald for alerting us to the visit. William Fitzgerald and I recorded an LTV2 interview with the wonderfully obliging and cheerful Archbishop. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )
Blarney Vintage Club hosting “The Chris Pardoe Memorial Vintage Run” will again be stopping at Millstreet Country Park after a scenic driving route from The Sunset Ridge Cork this coming Sunday 18th July 2010.
An impressive collection of beautiful classic and vintage cars will be on display from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Live music and entertainment by John White in Visitor Centre.
Millstreet Country Park was last weekend at the Mallow Home and Garden Festival at Cork Racecourse Mallow.
Congratulations to our 5 daily prize winners over the three day event and reminder to all guests who visited our stand that 50% admission discountsare valid until and including Sunday 11th July 2010.
An All-Ireland minor medal in 1968, a senior award in 1973 and a club junior championship memento last season.
Save Clare’s audacious breach of that which had been ordained to be since 1936, football at senior level down in Munster has been unashamedly incestuous in nature. The Godfathers of Kerry and Cork have, for over fifty years now, bred legions of children of God whose collective footballing talents have ensured that the country’s southern provincial crown has been a real family affair. The twin giants have dwarfed their neighbours’ achievements with a measure of comfort that has come nowhere near to being matched in any other province in the country in modern times.
Yet, almost paradoxically, such is the nature of gaelic games, that the long standing Godfathers of the game down south have been forced to share their parental duties of propagating that winning feeling. By definition, they have been forced to sit in the losers enclosure too. The Rebel county and the Kingdom have learned how to lose as well as win. [read more …] “Cork star John Coleman still motoring on”
I knew him in my school going days a few years younger than I
With foxy hair and fairly tall he was a hardy boy
In Cockhill he grew into a man two miles from Millstreet Town
Yet the undulating roads he walked on before he’ll never again walk up and down.
From that green countryside by the Boggeragh hills his journey through life began
John Ryan went to live in England when he was a young man
The wanderlust was in him and as many others had done before
He left for to seek his fortune on the big sister shore. [read more …] “To John Ryan”
What an amazing summer so far, almost makes up for the winter! We hope that you are making the most of your garden and enjoying the fruits of your labour. Although this is a quiet time in the garden, remember to water, weed & feed. Keep deadheading roses and annuals to keep plants flowering for longer. This is also a good time to sow vegetable seeds for quick croping plants (beetroot, radish, salads, scallions,carrots, french beans) as well as winter-hardy crops such as kale, cabbage and winter lettuce. We have three events coming up in July:
1) Bee Day – In association with The Duhallow Beekeepers Group Come along to find out all you need to know about keeping bees. Practical demonstrations, advice and a chance to quiz the experts on all things Bee!
Local honey for sale. Specials served in the Troom, including Cream Tea.
“if the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” Albert Einstein [read more …] “The Secret Garden – July Events”
Tonight in Kanturk, two local teams were defeated in their respective championship games.
In the Duhallow Junior B County Qualifier Final St Johns were beaten by Kilbrin on a scoreline of 2-8 to 1-6.
Afterwards in the Junior A Hurling Championship, Millstreet were defeated by Banteer on a scoreline of 1-18 to 0-12. A sharper Banteer side deserving their victory due to their ability to take their chances throughout the match. The first half was relatively even though Banteer lead by 1-9 to 0-8 at the break, but Millstreet will rue their many missed chances in the second half while their game when they still had a chance to get back into the game, while Banteer seemed to score with every chance.
Update 2010-06-05: However, there was good news from the underage teams playing in the county. Results were:
Fé 14 B county quarter-finals: Millstreet 2-16 Thomas Russells 2-8
County Premier 1 Minor Football League Group 2: Millstreet 1-15 Youghal 2-8
The death has occurred peacefully at his residence on Thursday, July 01, 2010 of Charles BARRY of Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet. Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal on Saturday evening at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Sunday, at 11.30am, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
Millstreet Carnival Queen with her six ‘ladies in Waiting’, circa 1949.
Seated in front: Carnival Queen Mary Frances Mulcahy
Back row (left to right): Dole O’Byrne (West End), Miss Collins (Rathcoole), Mary Hickey (Main Street), Kitty O’Leary (West End), Hannah Mary Moynihan, Estie Cashman-Manley (Tullig House)
Also in the picture are some local gentelmen: Timmy Hickey (Centre Back), and Garda Coffey (on the right)
Connie McSweeney was a good hard working fellow devoted to his family and his wife
He was well liked and he formed many friendships and he made the most of his great gift of life
He did not live on for to become an old man perhaps just a few years with the three score
He will be missed by all in Ballydaly in Millstreet Parish and his old homeplace in Cloghoulamore
He will be missed by his family and everyone who knew him a friendly bloke not hard to get to know
One can only hope he had a peaceful ending that death for him was not painful and slow
At least his suffering is now behind him his friends and family for him left to grieve
His mortal remains are in Nature’s bosom the earth that feeds us our remains receive
His bones at rest by Cashman’s Hill forever where many of the dead of Millstreet lay
The Reaper does not spare the life of any for all of us a final night and day
But what matter most Connie he was a good man I only say of him what is his due
The World was better for him living in it to the higher self he was one who was true
Young enough to die perhaps in his early sixties his bones in St Mary’s Cemetery forever lay
In life he was a good and decent person what more of him can anybody say.
Amidst the magnificent scenic area of Knocknakilla, Millstreet during a recent summer evening blessed with excellent weather, Seán Murphy decided to organise an impromptu barbeque in the picturesque setting of his garden. Lots of Friends were alerted and dutifully attended to enjoy a superb barbeque, excellent live music by Danoel (Danny Creedon & Noel O’Leary) and a most memorable campfire singalong where the annual St. John’s Night bonfire tradition was upheld. A brief LTV2 feature was also recorded at this very happy and utterly cheerful event. Such was the success of the mighty occasion that it may well become an annual event….perhaps! (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie ) All photos below: [read more …] “Seán’s Impromptu Barbeque”
Methodism is quite small in this area with just ten congregations across Cork and Kerry. However worldwide there are about seventy million Methodists. I have just come back from a Missions Conference in London which was called this year because it was the 250th anniversary of the beginning of Methodist Missions around the world. It was very moving to be part of a group of people from over sixty different countries who were there because of the faithfulness and commitment of our forebears from Ireland and Britain who traveled long distances to introduce the Christian Gospel in the places far from home. [read more …] “Methodist Update for Millstreet”
On Friday, 25th June 2010 Fr. Paddy O’Byrne celebrated his Golden Jubilee to the Priesthood beginning with a very special concelebrated Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet followed by a splendid musical recital by Millstreet Pipe Band outside the church as the very large congregation gathered in the church yard to greet Fr. Paddy. A magnificent reception then took place at Green Glens where Denis Doody and his Staff of Kingdom Kitchen Catering Service arranged a spectacular and delicious banquet. Tom Meaney as MC introduced speakers Willie Neenan, Fr. Declan O’Connor, Bernie O’Byrne, William O’Leary and Fr. Paddy. Connie and Tom of “The Kelt” with Pat Bucke provided marvelous musical entertainment joined by many local talented singers. The night ended with Fr. Paddy encircled by his many family members and friends receiving a rousing and enthusiastic reception. Special photographs during that night of celebration included the cutting of a very beautiful cake and the assembly of many athletes with whom Fr. Paddy ran …. just a few years ago! (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )
The girls I knew from the Bush bar where might they be today?
Perhaps some might be living now in cities far away
Whilst some found love with local men and in Duhallow stay
And in the backyards of their homes their children romp and play.
The Murphys Mary and Eileen and their friend Catherine Moore
Where these three women live today can’t say that I feel sure
And blond haired Rita Murphy from the road by Mushera hill
Did she find love near to her home and live near Aubane still?
The O Brien sisters from near Rathmore they lived in Millview Lane
They found true love in the Bush bar and the memories remain
Of Breda Tarrant with the sweet singing voice she has a heart of gold
I keep on going back to the past back to the days of old [read more …] “The Bush Bar Girls”
Duhallow Community Food Services is an award winning community enterprise providing a subsidised meal service to those that are not in a position to cook for themselves and are isolated because of age, illness, lack of transport or other disadvantages that result in living in a rural area. In order to supplement the cost of producing the “meals on wheels” service, Duhallow Community Food Services expanded the business into two other key facets, bakery and contract catering. For family and community events, celebrations and gatherings, Duhallow Community Food Services offer a selection of meal options. Typically this service is used for christenings, communions, confirmations, home entertaining and wider community events.
Congrats to Millstreet Junior Hurlers who beat Tullylease in the preliminary round of the Duhallow Hurling Championship in Kanturk today by 6-10 to 2-8, scoring more goals than England left in today! The next round is against Banteer next weekend.
Also congratulations to St.Johns who defeated Lismire in the replay of Junior B County Qualifier Semi-Final by 1-13 to 0-8.
A Fujifilm S5600 Camera in a black leather camera case was lost in Millstreet around June 17th, somewhere between the Playground in the Town Park and Tanyard Wood. Contains rechargable AA batteries and 1Gb memory, but more important are the photos. If you know where it is, please contact 086-3560505.
The camera was returned thanks to one of our Polish residents.
Genealogists and family historians all over will be delighted to hear that the 1901 census of Ireland (31 March 1901) has been online for some two weeks now. There are only two complete censuses relating to Ireland: those conducted in 1901 and 1911. The 1911 census went online just under a year ago, and contains slightly more information about each individual, but the 1901 census includes the following:
Name and surname
Relation to head of family
Rank, profession or occupation
The census is hosted on the nationalarchives.ie website, and you can navigate the Census in two ways:
Want to Make a Difference? Become a Master Composter!
Issue date: June 16, 2010
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn everything you need to know about home composting and how to help people reduce waste. Cork County Council are looking for a few dedicated volunteers throughout the county to take part in an EPA sponsored master composter programme. The aim of the programme is to develop a base of community volunteers to promote the prevention of food and garden waste at home as well as encourage home composting. The programme is looking for people who have an interest in protecting our environment, who want to make a differnce in their community and who want to meet like minded people and have fun.
On Friday, 18th June 2010 Frank Kirke, musician supreme and dedicated teacher (in Newbridge, Co. Kildare) arrived in Millstreet for what he thought would be a quiet family get together at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Instead there was a surprise 50th Birthday Party arrranged where not only family but also many friends has assembled to honour this true gentleman who formerly lived at West End, Millstreet and was a wonderfully talented member of Millstreet Pipe Band. After a splendid meal and speech the night continued with a marvellous music session in McCarthy’s Bar at the Square. Here we share some images below of the very happy occasion. Special thanks to Millstreet website loyal visitor, Pádraig O’Driscoll for alerting us to this most pleasant and uplifting occasion.