A single key on a blue and yellow key ring
“Friends of Marymount”
has been found near the post box in Ballydaly
The key can be collected from the shop.
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.
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”
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
And we share further images: … continue reading the full article “Preparing for Easter 2017 in Millstreet”
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
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 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
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.
Update: if you missed it, you can see the programme on the RTE Player here
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”
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.)
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.
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”
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””
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.)
A happy group taken recently as Ballydaly Set dancing came to an end for this term.