John Joe Herlihy’s Dance Project Supporting Millstreet Community Hospital

We thank Margaret Collins, Director of Nursing, Millstreet Community Hospital for sharing the images below and also the captions recalling the recent presentation of a much appreciated cheque to Millstreet Community Hospital by John Joe Herlihy of Knocknagree following a fundraising event in Kilbrin at the present series of Dances being coordinated by John Joe.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank John Joe Herlihy for the Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Left to right:  L. McAuliffe, Katherine Corregidor, Mary F. Howard, Eithne Hurley,
Back row from left:  Patrick O’ Connor, John Joe Herlihy, Margaret Collins, Pádraig O’Connor and Oliver Daly.
From left:  L. McAuliffe, Katherine Corregidor, Mary F. Howard,  E. Hurley.  Back row from left: Pat O’Connor, John Joe Herlihy, Margaret Collins, Pádraig O’Connor and Mairéad Helfrich.

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Impressive Aubane Cheque Supporting Marymount Hospice

Please find photograph of John F Kelleher Chairman Aubane Social Club, Noreen Kelleher Secretary and Gobnait Kelleher presenting a cheque for 1000 to Cait Mc Carthy Marymount Fundraiser at Aubane Community Centre. This was the proceeds of the Coffee Morning on Saturday 17 August.

A most impressive cheque of €1,000.00 – the wonderfully fruitful result of a recent Coffee Morning in Aubane – was presented to Marymount Hospice, Cork by Aubane Social Club on Wednesday, 4th Sept. 2019 at Aubane Community Centre. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Cáit McCarthy representing Marymount accepted the cheque from John F. Kelleher (centre), Noreen Kelleher, Gobnait Kelleher, and the dedicated Committee of Aubane Social Club. Also pictured on the right is visitor Patrick W. O’Leary from Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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Music Room & Gramophone Circle in September 2019

The next Music Room presentation in Boherbue takes place on Thursday, 5th Sept. at 8.00pm when Pat McCarron of Bandon shares his wonderful programme of music and song.

Millstreet Gramophone Circle at Millstreet Day Care Centre takes place on Friday, 27th September at 8.15pm with Presenter Maurice Linehan of Liscahane, Millstreet.

A warm welcome to All at both Presentations.  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Mary Rea (née Healy), Claraghatlea, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Mary Rea (née Healy)
Claraghatlea, Millstreet, Co. Cork

On September 3rd 2019, passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Cork University Hospital. Wife of the late Joe. Deeply regretted by all her nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces, sister-in-law Lal Healy, her devoted carer Bebe, relatives and kind neighbours Barry and Edel Fraser.
Lying in repose at St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. [rip [read more …] “Death Notice: Mary Rea (née Healy), Claraghatlea, Millstreet”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00 – Improved Sound Achieved!

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 3rd Sept. 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   Tonight it’s Jeannette McDonald and Nelson Eddy who are our featured Artists.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful DepartedAnd we are using a new microphone system so hopefully sound quality will improve! And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

All Ireland Under 12 Céilí Band Champions Crossfields. Also included with the Wonderful Winners is their splendidly dedicated Coach – Alan Finn.

Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00 – Improved Sound Achieved!”

Historic Launch at Rathcoole Airfield on Monday Morning

With national media present at Rathcoole Airfield on Monday morning, 2nd Sept. 2019 – Coordinator supreme, John Kearney and his superb Team witnessed their dream become reality when Tánaiste Simon Coveney officially cut the tape to launch the start of the all-important Air Ambulance Service.   Here we share the first four of many more images recalling the historic event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Sheila Fitzgerald with Pascal Sheehy of RTÉ

Every Success to Darragh Cashman on Sunday in Croke Park

UPDATESincere congratulations to Darragh on his magnificent game this afternoon (1st Sept. 2019) in Croke Park as an all-important member of the Victorious Cork Team.

To extend very best wishes to Darragh Cashman, Sportsman Supreme and a Student of Millstreet Community School in advance of his Croke Park appearance in the All-Ireland Minor Football Final as a member of the Cork Team on Sunday, 1st Sept. 2019 – Pól Ó Síodhcháin MCS Principal, Frances Moynihan MCS Deputy Principal and Darragh’s sister Clara accompanied Darragh on Friday (30th Sept.) to West End to be pictured in front of an array of hugely impressive Posters saluting Darragh.   Here we share some six images from the uplifting occasion.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Every Success to Darragh Cashman on Sunday in Croke Park”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance notice regarding this Sept. 1st 2019 Sunday evening’s programme at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

You Know the old saying – ‘It’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good’.

And you can apply this to the Furey Brothers who were formed by accident, as a result of an accident. 

Now, over forty years together, they have been entertaining audiences worldwide ever since. 

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene takes us on a journey down memory lane with George and Eddie Furey.

We hear about having to choose between the pick and shovel or music.

A stint on Top of the Pops and teaching Kool & the Gang how to party Irish style.

Playing inside Carnegie Hall and busking outside of it.

Coping with the death of Paul, and the departure of Finbarr.

And in between the chat, there’s music as well,  including ‘Sweet Sixrteen’, and the story behind it.

EXTRA……….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Death Notice: Michael Healy, Clondrohid

Healy (Clondrohid, Macroom) On 30th August 2019 , peacefully, in the tender loving care of Marymount University Hospital & Hospice in the presence of his family Mike beloved husband of Anna, devoted father of Ella, son of Nora and the late Edward, brother of William ,Liz ,Con, Mary and Eddie. Deeply regretted by his family, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, uncle, nieces & nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Fitz-Gerald’s Funeral Home, Macroom, on Sunday from 6.30pm with Removal at 8pm to St John Baptist Church, Carriga­nima. Funeral on Monday after 12 noon Requiem Mass to St. Colman’s Cemetery, Macroom. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Marymount.

May he rest in peace.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [rip]

Maria Murphy of Ballydaly – Best Dressed Lady at Killarney Races


We thank John Tarrant for sharing the selection of photos received from Maria Murphy of Ballydaly who was the Best Dressed Lady at the recent Killarney RacesSincere congratulations to Maria.

Maria won 1st prize at Killarney Races Ladies Day & received a beautiful Diamond Pendant worth €700  sponsored by Keanes Jewellers of Killarney.
Judges on the day were the beautiful Yvonne Connolly and Greg O’Shea. Greg was winner of “Love Island” recently.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Maria Murphy of Ballydaly – Best Dressed Lady at Killarney Races”

Death Notice: Ellen Kelleher (née Crowley), Cahirbrane, Clondrohid

The death has occurred of Ellen Kelleher (née Crowley), Cahirbrane, Clondrohid, Co. Cork

On 28th of August, peacefully at home in her 95th year Ellen (Nell) (née Crowley) beloved wife of the late Timothy Kelleher, loving and much loved aunt, grandaunt and great-grandaunt. Sadly missed by her nephews and nieces, their spouses and families, her niece-in-law Kathleen Lyons and her husband John and family, her devoted carer Gobnait and her kind neighbours and friends.

Arriving at St. John’s Church, Carriganima tonight, Wednesday, with Rosary at 9pm. Reposing on Thursday from 6:30pm until Rosary at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am followed by burial in Clondrohid New Cemetery. [rip]

May She Rest in Peace.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

A Magnificent Five-in-a-Row for “Crossfields” Céilí Band

Pictured below is the superbly talented U18 Crossfields Céilí Band after their splendid win in Drogheda at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann on Sunday, 18th August 2019…Hugely thrilled!  🙂  Local members of this Band are Marie O’Neill, Darragh Twomey, Anna Buckley & Leah Murphy.  Our picture also includes Alan Finn, Coach supreme. Nine members  of this Band are in their last year of U18 competition thus they  were so delighted to have been part of the magnificent Five-in-a-Row Winning Céilí Band.  We thank Bridget Buckley for the picture and caption information.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” – Focus on Archbishop Thomas William Croke

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this week’s programme where the focus is on Dr. Croke.  (S.R.)

When Thomas William Croke was born in Kilbrin in 1823, the struggle for Catholic Emancipation was almost over.  Yet, his mother Isabella, a Protestant aristocrat, was still shunned by her family, because of her marriage to a Catholic estate agent.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene continues and concludes the story of the man after whom GAA Headquarters is named.

This week we hear how £1,872  was raised from the Croke Memorial hurling and football  Tournament in 1913.  The sum of money raised allowed the GAA to purchase Jones’s Road, which now became Croke Park.

Although his name is synonymous with hurling and football, Thomas Croke’s first love was handball, and we hear about his legacy to the sport in Fermoy.

And…………..

                  Former GAA President Seán Kelly tells us why he feels Thomas Croke would be happy about the stadium being opened up to other sports today. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – Focus on Archbishop Thomas William Croke”

Historic Signs Then & Now – 1992 and 2019

On Thursday, 22nd August 2019 Nora McSweeney in the company of her son, Fr. James – very kindly presented to Millstreet Museum the official Country Markets Ltd. Sign which was in use in Millstreet at the hugely popular Friday Country Market held weekly in Millstreet GAA Community Hall from 1992 until 2006.  Nora dedicatedly brought the now familiar Sign every Friday from her home to the Market and then took it back home again as Nora was the Official Keeper of the Sign.   And we also view a further very impressive new Sign put in place by Millstreet Community School and Millstreet GAA wishing Sportsmen supreme – Darragh Cashman and Luke Murphy every success in the upcoming All-Ireland event in Croke Park.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Historic Signs Then & Now – 1992 and 2019”

Magnificent Successes at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019

We thank Helena and Frank O’Connor for kindly sharing these three splendid images captured at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 held in Drogheda.   Sincere congratulations to All the superbly talented Winners.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Muireann O’Connor of Cullen (daughter of Helena and Frank) All-Ireland Winner of the Flute Slow Air Competition in Drogheda.
All Ireland Under 12 Céilí Band Champions “Crossfields”. Also included with the Wonderfully Talented Winners is their splendidly dedicated Coach – Alan Finn.

Magnificent Response to Sr. Consilio Weekend Collection

Sr. Bríd Clifford, on behalf of the Sr. Consilio Centre in Farran, wishes to express her sincere thanks for the truly magnificent response to last weekend’s Church Gate Collection in Millstreet which amounted to a very impressive total of €1,750.50 in support of this most praiseworthy cause.   When speaking to local organiser Marie Casey of Cloghoula Sr. Bríd indicated that this is one of the largest Church Gate Collections ever received by the Centre.   And a special thanks also from the Bruree Centre in Co. Limerick to the people of Cullen and Millstreet … and beyond for their much appreciated generosity.  Míle buíochas to All for such a very generous response.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Weekend Pictorial Updates – 17th August 2019

It’s been a very busy weekend here in Millstreet with the superbly colourful Horse Show in the exquisite setting of Green Glens, a wonderfully successful Coffee Morning at Aubane Community Centre in aid of Marymount, royal welcome extended to the many visitors including John D. Neenan presently on holiday from the USA …. and an uplifting generous response to the annual Church Gate Collection for Sr. Consilio Centre in Farran. … as well as great support for HOPE fundraisers (Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk Students)Nancy with Niamh and Catherine Ferns.   He we share some 16 images from those many Millstreet events.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Weekend Pictorial Updates – 17th August 2019”

Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes – Church Gate Collection This Weekend


There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet 17th/18th August 2019 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes.   This highly regarded facility superbly treats Girls who experience addiction problems including substance and alcohol dependency.   Your support would be greatly appreciated.

— see Cuan Mhuire on Facebook

Leaving Cert. Result Day 2019 at Millstreet Community School

On Tuesday, 13th August 2019 many Students collected their Leaving Cert. results at Millstreet Community School Pól Ó Síodhcháin, Principal shared the following comments:

“Millstreet Community School students achieved excellent Leaving Certificate Results again this year.  Warmest congratulations to Cian Linehan, who achieved 6 H1 grades and 625 points, the maximum possible.  An outstanding achievement for an outstanding student.

Almost 25% of MCS students achieved over 500 points in their Leaving Certificate this year with 50% of students achieving over 400 points, far in excess of the national averages.  H1 grades were achieved across all subject disciplines and 23% of the LCVP class achieved a Distinction for their work.  All the students worked to their potential and now look forward to the next stage of their lives full of confidence as their time in MCS ends.” 

Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin, paid tribute to the work ethic of the Class of 2019, saying that their achievements serve as a reminder to all of what commitment to your studies can bring.  The students now confidently await the Round 1 CAO offers which were scheduled to be available on Thursday, 15th August.

We now share a selection of images we recorded on the morning when Students collected their results.  Most of these photos appear also in this week’s “Corkman”.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal), Aoife O’Riordan, Cian Linehan, Andrew O’Regan and Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal), Ciara Manning, Amy McCarthy, Amy O’Sullivan, Jack Ducey, Thomas Cremin and Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal), Aoife Cashman, Leah Guerin and Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal), Elmarie Kelleher, Stephen Carroll and Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal).
Pictured are Millstreet Community School Students relaxing having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Thomas Cremin, Robert Carroll, Stephen Carroll, Mateusz Ozaist and Darra Bourke.

[read more …] “Leaving Cert. Result Day 2019 at Millstreet Community School”

Every Success to Fisherman Supreme Luke O’Donoghue

As Fisherman Supreme, Luke O’Donoghue, presently competing in the World Youth Fly-Fishing Championships in the Czech Republic. His father, Billy shared two images of Luke with the Irish team preparing for the historic event.  The O’Donoghue Family wishes to express sincere thanks for the enormous support extended by the Millstreet Community and beyond for the wonderfully talented Sportsman Luke.  Every success to Luke and his Irish Team.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Luke is pictured 6th from left.
Luke is pictured 2nd from left.

[read more …] “Every Success to Fisherman Supreme Luke O’Donoghue”

Death Notice: Eugene Winters, Kanturk

On August 13, 2019 peacefully in the presence of his loving family and under the tender and loving care of the staff of Kanturk Community Hospital, beloved husband of Marie (nee O’Byrne, West End,  Millstreet) and loving father of Liam, James, Iris (Sheedy) and Rita (Callan). Deeply regretted by his loving family, dearest grandchildren, brother, sisters, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Graces Funeral Home, Kanturk on Thursday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kanturk. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, followed by burial afterwards in the adjacent cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Kanturk Community Hospital. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [rip]

“Radio Treasures” Now On Air on Cork Music Station until 11pm

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 13th August 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:


Click on the images to enlarge. 
Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.)

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Mass on Clara Mountain in May 2000 & Plaque Unveiling

Millstreet Museum Society  and Millstreet Website Team very much appreciate the wonderfully uplifting generous response to our recent Church Gate Collection in Millstreet.   The €2, 275.98 + €50.00 will greatly permit us maintain the two important local resources….meeting the costs (re the website) of web server and domain name….and (re Museum) the costs of insurance, heating, lighting and ongoing development.   Special thanks to Millstreet Community Council and Millstreet Local Lottery for splendid support.   And to those who contributed from abroad and who have direct Millstreet links – grateful thanks to All.   One may assist anytime throughout the year by using our dedicated Bank Account the number of which is: IBAN – IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 & BIC – BOFIIE2D.

And so to our most recent delving into our Visual Archive of Millstreet Museum.   The date is 21st May 2000 when hundreds of people climbed (or were transported on the back of Tony Healy’s Tractor!) Clara Mountain marking the 50th Anniversary of the placement of the original Cross on Clara Mountain in 1950.   Mass was concelebrated in the presence of Millstreet Pipe Band and a wide cross section of people from near and far.   It was Tadhg O’Driscoll who unveiled the official stone plaque.   Here we share some 24 images from the truly historic occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Mass on Clara Mountain in May 2000 & Plaque Unveiling”

Truly Wonderful Victory for Nicholas at 2019 Dublin Horse Show

Sincere Congratulations to Nicholas Pomeroy and his horse Claragh Olala on winning the highly prestigious 5 Year Old Young Event Horse Championship at the 2019 Dublin Horse Show.  And Patrick celebrates the superb victory by wearing the very appropriate cap!  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.) [read more …] “Truly Wonderful Victory for Nicholas at 2019 Dublin Horse Show”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 11th August 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 11th AUGUST, 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: Nora E. Hickey, Ballinlough & Millstreet;   Virginia Linehan, Domahoe.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Florrie & Nannie O’Donoghue, Lackabawn Ballydaly
9.00 a.m. Peter Dudzik, Poland
Cullen      10.15 a.m.          Helena Herlihy, Knockane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Michael O’Sullivan, Rathduane

Anniversaries: Kate O’Driscoll, The Square; Mary Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Rita Hickey, West End; Mary Todd, Canon O’Donovan Centre; John D. Murphy, Inchileagh; Hugh Kelleher, Killowen; Connie Kelleher, Lackabawn; Humphrey O’Donoghue, Aubane; Denny Hickey, Gortnacreeha; Batt & Julia Cronin, Knockduff; Maurice & Mary O’Donoghue, Caherbarnagh & Coventry.  [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 11th August 2019”

Every Success to Darragh Cashman and Luke Murphy

Millstreet G.A.A. wishes the very best to 

Darragh Cashman, Luke Murphy & The Cork Minor Football Team

in the

All-Ireland Minor Football Semi-Final

Cork 4-12 Mayo 1-13

3pm, Saturday August 10th (today!), in Croke Park

(watch the match on the TG4 Player)

https://twitter.com/cullenjuvgaa/status/1160217303507701760

[read more …] “Every Success to Darragh Cashman and Luke Murphy”