A big thanks to the Millstreet Vintage Club on presenting the €1,300.99 proceeds of their Autumn Tractor Run to the Carriganima based CART Rural Transport Service Bus. Perfect weather conditions added to the enjoyment of the day, close on 70 tractors took to the road over scenic terrain to Moll Carthys Bridge for a short halt before returning to Carriganima Pub for a Barbeque and refreshments.
Co-inciding with the formal presentation was a Coffee Evening and a heat of the Millstreet Community Council Talent Competition.
On the progamme are interesting guest speakers and patrons are welcome to bring along their Vintage / Classic Ford Vehicle and park their prized possessions outside the Hotel in the Town Square in Millstreet.
The death has occurred on Wednesday 8th November 2017 of Mary Buckley, Dromahoe, Dromagh, Cork. Peacefully in Padre Pio Nursing Home, Churchtown. Survived by her sister Josephine, nieces Marie and Bernadette, nephews Joseph, Anthony, Oliver, Adrian and Richard, cousins, friends and neighbours. May She Rest In Peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Sunday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. 
Ahead of this evening’s table quiz at Moll Carthy’s Bridge, we briefly look back at an event when 6,000 people converged on Moll Carthy’s:
“On January 23 (1887), an enthusiastic demonstration under the auspices of the National League was held at Moll Carthy’s Bridge, situated eight miles from the town of Kanturk. There was an enormous assemblage, estimated at 6,000 persons. There were two brass bands and several fife and dram bands in attendance, accompanied by contingents from all the surrounding branches of the League, including Banteer, Dromagh, Dromtarriff, Millstreet, Ballyvourney, Carrigenema, Newmarket, Ballyclough, Lyre, Kilcorney, and Nadd. A large force of police under the Millstreet district inspector was present. A Government note-taker was also present and took notes of the speeches.” – from the NZ Tablet
Pictured transporting church pews from St. Nicholas’ Church to the Kilcorney Community Centre are Pat Sheehan (driver), Tadhg Sheehan and Danny Sheehan. Due to damage caused by Hurricane Ophelia recently, all Masses are now celebrated in the Community Centre, until repairs are completed. [read more …] “Mass Movement in Kilcorney”
Kilcorney Development Association are holding a table quiz in aid of Kilcorney National School Parents Association on this Friday Night, November 10th, at Moll Carthy’s Bridge commencing at 8.30pm.
Please come along to support a good cause and have a good nights entertainment.
From where she first looked on the bright lamp of day
The Pride of Kilcorney she lives far away
She lived in the house by the silver tongued rill
Babbling down from the high fields by Mushera Hill
With shoulder length wavy raven hair and chestnut brown eyes
Such beauty that to songs and stories gives rise
One young man in Kilcorney for lost love does grieve
That she will return to Kilcorney he no longer believe
She left Kilcorney some eight years ago
And he has not heard from her for five years or so
Rumor has it in Australia she is a mother and wife
And quite happy and content in her new way of life
A young man in Kilcorney thinks of her every day
But then such is life as some are known to say.
BURKE (Marino Terrace, Bantry and late of Lissaniska, Cullen): On November 3rd 2017, peacefully in his 95th year at Cork University Hospital, MAURICE (MOSSIE) beloved husband of Kathleen (née Sugrue), dear father of James. Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughter-in-law, much loved grandchildren Shauna, Emma and Anna, brother-in-law Connie (Sugrue), sisters-in-law Nuala (Allis) and Noreen (Sugrue), nephews, nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing in Coakley’s Funeral Home Chapel St, Bantry on (Saturday) Nov. 4th from 6pm followed by rosary at 7pm. Reposing on (Sunday) Nov. 5th from 5pm followed by removal at 6.30pm to St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry. Requiem Mass on (Monday) Nov. 6th at 12 noon followed by burial in the Abbey Cemetery.
The death has occurred of Marian O’CONNELL (née Galvin), Derrinagree, Cork. Peacefully at Marymount Hospice, in the presence of her family, beloved wife of John and loving mother of Derek, Mary, Jerry and Breda. Sadly missed by her loving husband, children and extended families, grandchildren, sisters and brothers, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Saturday at 8pm. Reposing on Sunday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family Flowers Only. Donations in Lieu if desired to Marymount Hospice. 
This is a picture of my uncle Jeremiah Murphy from Prohus, Rathcoole, on the right with the trowel, RIP 1993. Does anyone know the other man on the left? – Paddy Sullivan.
Solved: the man on the left is Roger O’Brien of Rathcoole (see comments below for details) [fb]
On October 17th 2017 peacefully in her 103rd year at Leonard Pulham Nursing Home, Margaret Nee Shine [Peg] beloved wife of the late Tim Cronin London, and the late Jerh Morley Knocknagurrane, Cullen, Peg will be sadly missed and deeply mourned by her loving son Jerry, daughters Margaret and Ellen, daughter in law , son in law, grand sons in law, grand daughters, great grand daughters, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reception into The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cullen on Thursday at 1.15 pm. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Friday. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.
Gerald Duggan Rathcoole was recently nominated for the 2017 Irish Red Cross Leslie Bean De Barra award for his commitment to caring for his parents.
In his recognition for the award Gerald, his brother John and Patrica Guerin attended the Cork Irish Red Cross event at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig . Members of the Local Red Cross branch Kanturk/ Millstreet were present to share in the celebrations.
Millstreet Vintage Club presented a Cheque for 4,500 Euro to a very worthy cause in the Cancer Connect Service on Saturday Night last at a Function in The Parish Centre in Millstreet,this Money was the Proceeds from the Highly Successful Vintage Show which was held in the Town Park last August,the Cheque was presented to Neily O’Leary Chairman of the West Cork Rural Transport Scheme who was delighted with the Figure collected and thanked the Vintage Club for there hard work on organising such a great Show and to all the people that supported the Vintage Show to make this happen,and said the money would be put to good use in Maintaining and Expanding such a Critical Service in the North Cork Area.Picture by John Tarrant.
Final reminder for return of Aubane Community Alert renewal forms and fee to be submitted by no later than next Tuesday Oct 31st to either John F. Kelleher, Secretary, Bernard Crowley, Chairman or Any Member of the Aubane Community Alert Group.
We sincerely thank Colm O’Connor who lives in Rotterdam and who originally hails from Millstreet for so very kindly sharing quite fascinating film footage of the Millstreet of the 1960s. Colm’s father, the late Eddie O’Connor, captured a variety of very interesting scenes with his cine-camera and here we view the footage which includes a Corpus Christi Procession and playing ball on a traffic-free Drishane Road. Among the others appearing on this hugely popular footage: John Coleman, John Lucey and Anthony Forde. Click on the following link to view the scenes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3EnYQ9jGn2Eek1zUm8xN09VUzQ/view?usp=sharing&ts=59eb54fb
We also share some still images from the footage and we meet with Colm when he visited in August 2016. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) If ye recognise people in the pictures, do let us know please.
Well its been a long week with a Hurricane and a Storm just gone by which we hope everybody got through Safely and without any Difficulty,and as a Result it is only now that the Millstreet Vintage Club have got around to thanking Everybody who both attended,took part and helped in any way with our Third and most Successful Model Toy Show to date held in Dromtariffe Hall last Sunday,a Record Crowd came to see the Show on the day which was enjoyed by Everybody that attended,there were fantastic Displays on Show from Exhibitors who came from both near and far and once again Event Organisers Donie Lucey, Johnny Flynn and all at Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody for there support and look forward to seeing ye all again Next Year. You can check out some great Photos here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… captured by Matthew Twomeyy and more Photos by Tom Corbett at https://www.facebook.com/521710134582660/photos/…
In the interest of safety regarding the upcoming Storm Brian the scheduled meeting of Millstreet Gramophone Circle tonight has been deferred to Friday, 17th Nov. at 8:15pm when Con Kelleher of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet will present a much anticipated programme on that occasion. (S.R.)
Unfortunately St. Nicholas’ Church in Kilcorney lost part of its roof yesterday during Storm Ophelia, but thankfully no-one was hurt. Today, Pat Sheehan from Kilcorney NS Board of Management was interviewed on RTE Radio 1 by Evelyn O’Rourke about what happened, and what will happen. Listen to the interview from 2:25 in the RTE Podcast below:
Trees down everywhere, part of the roof gone from Kilcorney Church, trampolines disappearing, electricity outages in and around town, and some more damage from Ophelia. Here’s just a sample: trees blocking the Glebe, and more … Hopefully everyone is okay though.
It has been eerily calm all day. The animals and birds have hardly uttered a sound, like they know something is coming. Ophelia is nearly upon us, and tomorrow morning we’ll wake to the rising storm, possibly the strongest to hit us in over 50 years. If you haven’t tied everything loose down by now, it is probably too late. Above all stay safe and don’t do anything stupid like going out in it or driving. Things can be replaced, people can’t. In town, people have been asking what time the storm will be, well the answer is most of the daylight hours, the worst at lunchtime … below is the best current estimate for tomorrow. The best to everyone. Bíonn grásta Dé idir an diallait agus an talamh. 🙏