Blue Force 5000 mile Coastline Tractor Challenge in Millstreet Area on Tommorrow Monday April 24

Millstreet Vintage Club have informed us that The Blue Force 5000 mile Coastline Tractor Challenge will be in the Macroom, Millstreet Area on Monday next the 24th April. The Tractor run will be in Macroom at 11am tomorrow. It will then proceed to Carriganima for a brief stop and then on to Colemans Millstreet for a Show and Reception. Millstreet Vintage Club members will then convey the run to Rathmore.”All Ford, Fordson and New Holland and Fiat tractors are welcome to join in on the Run as support. This event is part of Ford 100 celebration with proceeds of the event going to Cancer and Children’s charities in the UK. Donations will be accepted by the Blue Force boys on the day.There are also tickets for sale for a restored Fordson Dexta kindly donated by club member Roy Cowgill. Further details from Millstreet Vintage Club Member Jack Sheehan on (086) 806 8243.

 

Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today

True Community Spirit was superbly demonstrated today during the nationwide Tidy Towns Clean Up Project.  To illustrate the inspiring enthusiasm clearly in evidence we visited The Square where many splendid Volunteers prepared to travel to various parts of Millstreet to participate in the major Clean Up.  Then we went to Tanyard Wood when a wonderful Team including many young people completed a magnificent clean up project.   Sincere congratulations to All who so very enthusiastically participated.  Please click on the following images to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article “Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today”

Divine Mercy Novena Concludes on Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 3pm

The annual Divine Mercy Novena is held at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily all this week. Everyone is very welcome. On Divine Mercy Sunday , 12th April 2015 Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank a member of the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge. (S.R.)
The annual Divine Mercy Novena will be held daily at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily from Good Friday 14th April 2017.   On Divine Mercy Sunday, 23rd April Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank a member of the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Divine-Mercy-Sunday-2014-

Mayor of Knocknagree Festival 2017

Vote David Rory O’Connor

Put your trust in Youth!

Who is David?

Son of Mary and Finbarr, he’s one of a long line of O’Connor’s who have given great years of service to Knocknagree GAA club.  David’s other interests include hurling, hillwalking and a little socialising when time allows.  He is currently studying for an Arts Degree in History and geography in University College Cork.  He has coached Cúl camps and helped out with primary school sessions.  David is an impeccable role model for all young people.

Why vote for David?  

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Presentation of Impressive Fianna Fáil Quiz Cheque to Hospital

A very impressive cheque resulting from the recent Fianna Fáil Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet was presented to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital on Thursday evening. Among the speakers were John O’Leary, Margaret Collins and Lena Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Black and White themed Entertainment Night at Aubane Community Centre on Friday 21 April at 8pm


Aubane Social Club are holding a Black and White themed Night at Aubane Community Centre on this Friday 21 April at 8pm sharp,Entertainment on the Night will be provided by the ever popular Danny & Pat from Back on Track,Great night of Music Entertainment and Food promised, Admission Charge 10 Euro. The theme is a Black and White themed night so come wearing Black and White and join in the Fun, Everyone Welcome.

Official Opening of Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday Morning

The official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017. From left: Fr. Billy Radley who blessed the new premises; Linda Gordon. And cutting the ribbon – Noreen Murphy, Margaret Hartnett, Frances Ring and Julie Kelleher. Also included is Paudie Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The large gathering of people attending the official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office at Main Street on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017.
Attending the official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017 – from left: Frank Curtin (Area Manager, An Post), Aidan O’Donnell (Retail Manager, An Post), Cllr. Declan Kelleher, Julie Kelleher, Helena O’Donoghue, Paudie Kelleher, Maria O’Donoghue and Linda Gordon.
Very satisfied customers being served by Noreen Murphy and Margaret Hartnett following the official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office at Main Street on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017.

And we also view the new Post Office from the outside.  Every success to All. continue reading the full article “Official Opening of Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday Morning”

Billy Coleman Takes Part in Circuit De Ja Vu Event in Killarney

 

Billy Coleman the three times Circuit of Ireland Rally winner was reunited with a Rothmans 911 during Circuit Deja Vu in Killarney over the Easter Weekend, the Porsche 911 he drove is now owned and beautifully restored by John Mulholland, a County Antrim motor trader, the Porsche was a genuine Porsche 911 similar to the car that Billy drove for the Rothmans Team in the 1985 season.
Billy’s first Circuit win was in 1975 in an Escort RS1600. He repeated the win a year later in an RS1800 but it was another eight years before Billy, this time at the wheel of an Opel Manta 400 and with Ronan Morgan as his co-driver sprayed the champagne again at the finish of the five-day marathon, for the Circuit De Ja Vu Run last Sunday Ronan was back in the hot seat again to accompany Billy.

The Circuit De ja Vu is the brainchild of both Alan Tyndall of RPM Motorsport and Beatty Crawford who was a former Circuit of Ireland winning Co-Driver back in 1971,the Event was established to Celebrate the Glory Years of Rallying in the 70s and 80s and this Event without doubt captured that with some great Cars and Drivers from the that Period coming from near and far to be part of the Celebration,this was the second year that the Event was Ran and like last years Event which was also based in Killarney it was an outstanding Success.

Billy Coleman was not the only Millstreet Native to take part in the Circuit De Je Vu over the weekend,Conor Falvey had French Champion Bernard Beguin behind the wheel of his beautiful Porsche for the Run while his Brother Todd Falvey had Saeed Al-Hajri who is a former winner of the 1989 Cork 20 driving his Car which was also a Porsche along the Route as well, both Al-Hajri and Beguin are former Rothmans Teamates to Coleman so it was fitting that they all got together along with another former Rothmans driver from the same Era Jimmy McRae who was driving a Vauxhall Chevette,Former World Champion Stig Blomqvist was another famous driver to do the Run in an Audi Quattro while Donagh Kelly and Denis Biggerstaff each wheeled out a Metro 6R4 for the day,the other Millstreet Drivers that completed the Course included Kevin Hickey with co-driver Matthew Twomey in there beautifully turned out Replica of Billy Colemans 1979 Circuit of Ireland Ford Escort,and Ballydalys Denis Moynihan also completed the Course in his immaculate Mark 1 Escort, the Run which was based at the Malton Hotel departed at 10 am on Easter Sunday to tackle some famous Rally Stages along the way such as Molls Gap, Healy Pass, Cods Head, Ardgroom, and Killmackillogue and finished back in the Malton Hotel at around 4.30pm,the Event was a great Success and was enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators who turned out in quite large numbers.

Below are the Local Crews who took part along with some Famous Stars as well and in Order they are

Kevin Hickey/ Matthew Twomey Motorcraft Mark 2Ecort

Denis Moynihan Escort Mark 1

Bernard Beguin/Conor Falvey Posrche 911

Billy Coleman/Ronan Morgan Porsche 911

Saeed Al-Hajri /Todd Falvey Porsche 911

 

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Millstreet Vintage Club Car Run on Sunday 23 April

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Car Run on this coming Sunday 23 April, starting from Dromtariffe Parish Hall with Take Off at 12 Noon,all Vintage and Classic Cars welcome, enquiries to Denis O Flynn on 087-2033350 or Donie Lucey on 086-8545873.

Death Notice: Paddy O’Sullivan, Kilcorney

O’Sullivan, Kilcorney, on April 16th 2017, peacefully at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Paddy (PC and Ex Dairygold Committee) Beenreigh, beloved husband of the late Margaret (nee O’Keeffe) and dear father of John, Mary, Noreen, Helen and Michael. Deeply regretted by his loving family, grandchildren Patrick, Michael, Emer, Sinead, Frankie Jo, Sarah, Julia, Sophie, Faye and Robert, sons-in-law, Mike, Frank, Jorg, daughters-in-law, Helen and Mona, sister-in-law Nancy, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing in McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer, on Monday evening from 6pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May He Rest in Peace.

Annual Good Friday Table Quiz in Aubane

Aubane Social Club Annual Good Friday Table Quiz will take place on Tommorrow Night Friday 14 April at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre, Tables of 4 are €40.00,Under 18`s half price. Raffle also on the night. All Very Welcome.

 

Preparing for Easter 2017 in Millstreet

Jerry Lehane reminds us of the annual Easter Parade in Millstreet this Easter Sunday and (below) Members of Millstreet Pipe Band practise in their very colourful setting of the Creche “Bandroom” in preparation for the important Millstreet Parade. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Local Competitors Success at Moonraker Forestry Rally

Tom Murphy/Kieran O`Donoughue Winners of Class 10

Ruairi Mcguire/Grace O`Brien Winners of Class 9

 

The Moonraker Forestry Rally which took place last Saturday April 8th was the 2nd Round of the Valvoline Forestry Championship,the Rally which was  based at the Abbey Hotel in Ballvourney and oraganised by Munster Car Club who laid on 8 Challenging Stages around Mullaghanish and the surrounding areas on what turned out to be a
very dry day which made for sometimes quite dusty conditions,once
again there were some Local Competitors taking part with last years
winners Desi Henry and Ballydaly Co-Driver Liam Moynihan leading the
Field away,while they didn`t repeat last years Victory this time
around they still finished a fine 4th overall at the end, Tom
Murphy and his Co-Driver Kieran O`Donoughue in there Ford Escort Mk2 had a great Run and at the end of the Rally they emerged victorious in Class 10,Grace O`Brien from Dromtariffe was the Co-Driver in the Class 9 winning Vauhall Nova which was driven by Ruari Maguire from Tyrone, John O`Sullivan from Boherbue driving his Fiesta finished 5th in Class 16,Ballvourneys Ciaran Creedon driving a Honda Civic and Co-Driven by John Murphy had a great run and finished 2nd in Class 11F,
Danny Creedon and Derry Healy in there Subaru Impreza had to
retire on Stage 2 due to a Mechanical Issue but returned under
Rally 2 Rules to have a great run and finish 6th in Class 15,there
was no luck for Ger Cullinane who had to retire after 4 Stages
while going well in his Toyota Starlet,The Rally had 81 starters
which is a record amount of Competitors taking part in a Forestry
Event in recent years and was won by Keith Cronin in a Fiesta R5
who was in turn followed Home by Josh Moffett Fiesta R5 in second
place with his Brother Sam Moffett Fiesta WRC finishing in 3rd
place overall in what was a closely contested Battle at the Top End
of the Field. The 2wd Battle was won by David Crossan in a Ford Escort MK2,Out of the 81 Crews that started the Event 65 made it back to the Finish Line after a tough days Competition.

Many thanks to Matthew Twomey for the Photographs and you can see more of his Photos at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos

Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Fund Scheme 2017

Good news for Millstreet Town this week with confirmation of funding for a number of organisations based in Millstreet Town and surrounding areas as part of the 2017 Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Fund Scheme.
Organisations funded are as follows:

  • Millstreet Tidy Towns – €1,800
  • Ballydaly Action 2000 Group – €10,000
  • Kilcorney Community Development Association – €1,500
  • Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club – €300
  • St. John’s Well Committee – €3,000

Millstreet Town will also have the benefit from an additional allocation of €14,000 from Cork County Council’s Town Development Fund during 2017 which will be allocated following consultation with Millstreet Partnership Committee. Well done to all involved! – from Cllr. John Paul O’Shea

Death Notice: Denis O’Leary, Islanddave

The death has occurred of Denis O’Leary, formerly of Islanddave Boherbue and Coolclougher, Boherbue, who passed away peacefully in his 92nd year at the residence of his nephew John and Betty Corcoran. Son of the late Timothy and Julia and dear brother of the late Michael, Jerry, Timmie, John, Nora Mai (Lordan), Sheila (Corcoran), Peggy (Alford), Mary (Donovan) and recently deceased Eileen (Sheehan). Sadly missed by his nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, kind neighbours and his many friends in the Canon O’Donovan Day Centre, Millstreet. May he rest in peace.
Rosary on today, Tuesday, at 10 p.m. at his nephew’s residence, Coolclougher. Reposing on Wednesday at his nephew’s residence from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by removal to Derrinagree Church. Liturgy of the Word on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Kiskeam Cemetery. Memorial Mass on Monday in Derrinagree Church at 7.30pm.

Millstreet Vintage Club on RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Tonight at 7pm

Update: if you missed it, you can see the programme on the RTE Player here

On Sat. 1st April RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Team visited Millstreet to film over 40 Ford Tractors for a Ford Centenary feature which will be broadcast tonight (Wednesday, 12th April 2017)at 7pm on RTÉ1 television. Here we view (in centre) Anne and Dan Barry with the RTÉ Team at the conclusion of filming in the exquisite setting of Drishane Estate. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Filming took place at Lackabawn, through Millstreet Town and in Drishane.

And we feature further images from the very impressive vintage scenes in Millstreet. continue reading the full article “Millstreet Vintage Club on RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Tonight at 7pm”

“Radio Treasures” Now on air until 11pm

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight …  Some real treasures!  Lots of excellent music from all over the world and of course, Ireland.   And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Sincerest Thanks

Dear Folks of Millstreet,
My sincerest thanks for your warm and friendly hospitality. The CIE Tour Group enjoyed their visit to Nibbles and The Wallis Arms. Thank you, Seán for an informative overview of Millstreet. I am so grateful to have met my cousins, Brigid and John. I carry so many precious memories home but I’ve left my heart in Millstreet. Until we meet again.
God bless you, Judy Morrison

PS. I’d love to hear from anyone who has information on the Callaghan Clan or the Boyles.

Cruinniú agus Ceiliúradh na Cásca 2017 – Celebrating Easter Monday in Millstreet

This Easter Monday, 17th April 2017 marks the first nationwide “Ceiliúradh (Cruinniú) na Cásca” (A Celebration at Easter) – A national celebration of our Irish Heritage, our Irish Art and our overall national sense of pride in our many great attributes as a nation.  We thank Conor Nelligan, Heritage Officer for Cork City & County for motivating this special Day of Irish Culture.  In Millstreet we shall mark the day in the following way:

2pm to 4pm:  Millstreet Museum will present an illustrated account of its many treasures and historic items at our Museum Centre in Carnegie Hall.

4pm to 5.15pm:  A Guided Tour of Millstreet Town where focus will be placed on its many significant locations.

5.15pm to 6.00pm:   Visiting Drishane Estate where an International Event will be taking place with emphasis on a Family Fun Afternoon.

All the events are free and everyone is most welcome.    Below we share images from the recent very colourful annual Easter Bonnet Occasion at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.  (S.R.) 



And we continue with some more Easter Bonnet pictures – Click on the images to enlarge: continue reading the full article “Cruinniú agus Ceiliúradh na Cásca 2017 – Celebrating Easter Monday in Millstreet”

Hugely Impressive Weight Loss Achievements at “The Loft”

“The Loft” Fitness Studio’s Instructor Pat Sheehan (centre) with two of the most successful weight loss participants of 2017. From left with all three holding the weight lost by Gabriel Tully from Nadd who lost a hugely impressive 7st. (44.5 kg) over a period of eleven months and (on extreme right) Declan Kelleher of Aubane, Millstreet who in 12 weeks lost an equally impressive 3st 2lbs (20kg). Sincere congratulations to Gabriel and Declan on such a magnificent and totally inspiring achievement and to Pat also for such superb motivation and guidance. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Mrs. Sheehan provides delicious healthy refreshments in celebration of the amazing achievements of the participants of the 12 week programme.
Declan holds the weight (20kg) he lost over 12 weeks.

The Loft Fitness Studio is situated in West End, Millstreet (above “Nibbles”).  John Tarrant will have a full feature on the marvellous achievements of Gabriel and Declan in next week’s “Corkman”.  Here are some more images: continue reading the full article “Hugely Impressive Weight Loss Achievements at “The Loft””

Superb Danielle Competes in Shot Putt All-Ireland at Athlone

Recently Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet competed in Nenagh at the Munster Juveniles Indoors Competition . She came a brilliant second in the Under 12 Girls Shot Putt. This was her first time competing in the Shot Putt and to bring home a Silver Munster Medal was a fantastic achievement . She travelled to Athlone yesterday to compete in the All-Ireland where Danielle is now rated amongst the top eleven in Ireland.  Sincere congratulations on such a magnificent achievement and for being such a superb Sporting Ambassador for Millstreet at a hugely prestigious All-Ireland event in the heart of Ireland – Athlone. Danielle’s Mum – Eileen, of course, has won a hugely impressive amount of All-Ireland Sporting Awards over the years. (S.R.) 

Danielle competing at Munster level. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 

Wonderfully Successful Quiz for Millstreet Hospital

Fianna Fáil Cumann organised its annual Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar on Friday night. It was a splendid success and realised a most impressive €1,223.00 for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet. Here we share our first selection of images from the very enjoyable at which Noreen Meade was the truly excellent MC while John O’Leary and Cllr. Bernard Moynihan as well as Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. coordinated the event most efficiently. Cork Rose Denise Collins and her Mum who attended representing Millstreet Hospital addressed the large gathering to express sincere thanks for this hugely appreciated annual gesture.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Winners representing McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.
Runners-up – The Church Street Ladies.

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