Superb Book Review by Diarmuid Cronin on “Evening Echo”

Over the past few years quite a number of excellent Book Reviews by Students from Millstreet Community School have been published by Cork’s “Evening Echo”. On Friday, 21st July 2017 it was the splendid review of Diarmuid Cronin of Laught, Rathcoole which was published as one of two reviews. We congratulate Diarmuid. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet’s Luke O’Donoghue to Represent Ireland in Slovenia

Millstreet’s Luke O’Donoghue is to represent Ireland in early August in Slovenia at the World Junior Angling Championships. Sincere congratulations to 15 year old Luke and every success in such a hugely prestigious event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 

Luke’s Grandfather – Michael Murphy and his Father – Billy – have truly inspired Luke as they both have a long and very successful history in the World of Fishing.


[read more …] “Millstreet’s Luke O’Donoghue to Represent Ireland in Slovenia”

In Pictures: The Parade of Nations through Millstreet


After Wednesday morning’s rain, Noel C. got onto the man above and asked for sunshine for the evening, and as is normal he duly obliged. Just in time, the clouds parted and suddenly we had a lovely sunny evening for what has now become a tradition – the Parade of Nations through Millstreet, bringing a slice of colour and fun to town.

Led by the Millstreet Pipe Band the sixteen nations dressed in their finery and national colours, paraded up through the town, and back down to the Green Glens where the official opening of the Championships took place, followed by a concert and entertainment.

A big bualadh bos to all that helped organise, and participated in what was another lovely event.
Photos and videos are below: [read more …] “In Pictures: The Parade of Nations through Millstreet”

“In The Light of Other Days” by Margaret O’Donoghue Sullivan – Splendid Autobiography

“In The Light of Other Days” by Margaret O’Donoghue Sullivan 

“In the Light of Other Days” is an autobiography from Margaret O’Donoghue Sullivan and documents her childhood growing up in rural Ireland.

Margaret lived on a farm with her parents and siblings and the love and importance of family was at the heart of this. The book contains fondly recalled events and stories during the author’s childhood as well as detailing the changing face of farming during the industrialisation of Ireland and of Ireland’s rich history, infused with evocative poetry.

The book is available in Wordsworth Millstreet, Easons bookshop Killarney, Eagers bookshop Killarney, Amazon. It’s a great read for adults and also for children.

We thank Margaret of Rathduane for presenting a copy of her splendid recently published book to Millstreet Museum.  It was the very well known Tom McSweeney who recently launched the Book in Killarney.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Home struck by lightening on Tuesday night

Radio Kerry had an interview this morning with Jane Thomas from Millstreet who was woken by a huge bang of thunder at 2:20am on Wednesday morning.

She was soon to find out the damage done to her home and other neighbours by the lightening – blown out phone sockets.

Listen to the interview with Jane below, or in this Radio Kerry article: Lightning Damage to my Home

[read more …] “Home struck by lightening on Tuesday night”

Millstreet Welcomes Our European Visitors to Prestigious Equestrian Event

Members of the Polish Team arrive in Millstreet. We look forward to the wonderfully colourful opening Parade at 6.30pm on Wednesday through Millstreet Town. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

A Very Happy 60th Birthday Martin

We extend sincere Birthday Greetings to Martin Goggin who celebrated his 60th Birthday on 17th July 2017. We thank Miriam O’Sullivan for the selection of images who states “I am sharing a few photographs from his party with his friends at the COPE Foundation in Mallow. The last photograph shows Martin cutting his birthday cake assisted by his housemother Cathleen O’Brien. We his family and his many friends wish him a very happy birthday on this important milestone.” Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

Competition Time

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Competition open to all shopkeepers and home owners in Millstreet Town

Pick one of the countries on the list and decorate your window with themes of the country for example get children to draw something relevant to the country to welcome the participants as it is for some their first visit to Ireland.

Prize – Family tickets to the BBQ on the 20th July at 7pm and you can meet the athletes from the sixteen nations and enjoy live music. 

Judging will be done Wednesday the 19th of July and announced at the parade of Nations by Noel Buckley.

[read more …] “Competition Time”

The Glen Theatre Drama Group performing “Second Honeymoon” this Friday 14th July at 8pm in The Everyman Theatre Cork

The Glen Theatre Drama Group are doing a performance of “Second Honeymoon“, a hilarious Comedy written by Sam Cree and directed by Tadhg O Keeffe on this Friday 14th July at 8pm in the Everyman Theatre, Cork. Please come along and support this great Group on the Night which promises loads and loads of Laughter and Fun. The Glen Theatre Group are also appearing at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght Dublin on next Sunday Night July 16 and the Group are back on the Road again when they will line out at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Sunday September 3rd. You can get a taste of the Show on the Video clip here at https://youtu.be/xangUJCat_0
[read more …] “The Glen Theatre Drama Group performing “Second Honeymoon” this Friday 14th July at 8pm in The Everyman Theatre Cork”

Millstreet Vintage Club Presentation to Noel C Duggan

Millstreet Vintage Club recently made a presentation to Noel C. Duggan of an Aerial Photograph of his Shop and Yard which was taken on the Night of the Club’s BBQ Run held back in June. The presentation was made by the club to acknowledge the help that Noel C. and the Duggan Family have given in providing a Parking Facility for the Vintage Club BBQ Runs over the past 3 years and also for allowing the club the use of the Drishane grounds for the most recent BBQ Run held and for the Ford Tractor 100 Celebration Event held earlier this Year. The Aerial Photograph was taken and supplied by Munster Drone Services and you can check out there work and contact them at facebook.com/MunsterDroneServices

Pictured Below making the presentaton is Club Secretary Dan O`Riordan, Noel C. Duggan and John P. Kelleher who organized the recent BBQ Run.

Death Notice: Joan Fitzpatrick, Dromagh

The death has occurred on Thursday 6th July 2017 of Joan Fitzpatrick, Dromahoe, Dromagh, Cork.

Peacefully, in her 90th year, surrounded by the wonderful staff at Araglan Nursing Home, Boherbue. Deeply regretted by her nieces, relatives, neighbours, many friends, residents of the Cannon O’Donovan Centre and the nursing home. Rest in Peace.

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Friday from 6.30pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Summer In Lisnaboy

Good memories live in me as a source of joy
Of the happy times i spend in green Lisnaboy
On Summer school holidays in the farm of aunt Mary and uncle Dan
Going back some six decades in time quite a span

In the sunlit meadows of a sunlit day
In July and August i helped them with the hay
With the sweet scents of Nature wafting in the breeze
And the young birds chirping on the bushes and trees
[read more …] “Summer In Lisnaboy”

Sincere Thanks to All Who Made the Official Opening of Millstreet Daycare Centre Such a Superb Success

The Management of Millstreet Daycare Centre wish to thank all of you who attended our recent opening and very generously gave donations on the day.

A special thanks to those who gave their time and expertise voluntarily on the day.

  • Jerry Pat, Olga, Paulina and Claire who did great work on the BBQ.
  • Mary Jo and Pat Bucke for entertaining us with their music and songs.
  • Sheila , Vera, Mary, Teresa, Breda, Sheila and Danny for providing the lovely tea/coffee and refreshments.
  • Aoife and Jennifer for decorating the young boys and girls with their face painting.
  • The Red Cross for providing ambulance and first aid cover.
  • The wonderful photographers Seanie, Breda and Geraldine. Also to John Tarrant for highlighting our day on the Corkman.
  • To all the Day Centre staff, Maureen, Denis, Chris and others who did trojan work in preparation for the day and to everyone else who helped in any way. We really appreciate the voluntary contribution from the members of the community.  
  • We thank Mary Feeley for this important message.  (S.R.)

Many thanks to all of you for making the day the success it was.

Our next “Radio Treasures” Tonight on Internet Radio Cork Music Station on American Independence Day

Among the many topics on which we focus on this 4th July – Jimmy O’Leary meeting with Mícheál Ó M. in Killarney on Sunday…Thanks to Jerry Pat for the splendid picture. (S.R.)

Our next “Radio Treasures” on Internet Radio Cork Music Station will be broadcast on American Independence Day – Tuesday 4th July 2017 from 9:30 to 11:00pm.   Since we’ve now commenced transmitting on Internet Radio we note an increasing number of new Listeners.  Much of this is because it is now much easier to access our Local Radio Station (broadcast globally) once one has an Internet Radio.  A reminder of the steps to follow to access:

Turn on Internet Radio.  Go to Menu…to All Stations…Local Ireland…Country…And there you will find Cork Music Station.  Save it on a specific button so that one can just press that selected button anytime to access our Radio Station.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Wishing Kevin Every Good Luck in Killarney

Every good luck to Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley at the Munster Final in Killarney today where Millstreet Pipe Band is also attending following a long proud tradition. Kevin recently hoisted the third Green Flag at Derrinagree N.S. where he attended for his Primary Education. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Wishing Kevin Every Good Luck in Killarney”

Who was Sylvester O’Sullivan?

A few days we got a message inquiring about a Sylvester O’Sullivan and family who was a hotel keeper in Millstreet at the time of the 1901 Census:

“From the 1901 census I have discovered my gt-grandfather: SYLVESTER O’SULLIVAN who owned a hotel at 43 Main Street, Millstreet, he was born in 1843. Wife ELIZABETH, four daughters , one of whom was my maternal grandmother: Kathleen sometimes known as Catherine. She married an RIC officer in 1907 who was stationed in Macroom. The other sisters were: Ellen, Maria, Lillie (widowed with daughter aged 5 in 1901) Any relatives out there?”

We did a bit of background research, and there really was little else substantive could get on Sylvester O’Sullivan (even with such an uncommon name). From what we can gather, Sylvester ran the hotel for about ten years in Millstreet before retiring around 1907, where he retired moved to Monkstown, below Cork City.  This is what we found:  [read more …] “Who was Sylvester O’Sullivan?”

Successful Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club Car Run and Barbeque last Saturday Night

Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club held a highly successful Car Run and Barbecue last weekend, the 40km Car Run started out from Millstreet last Saturday Evening at 7.00 pm, travelled firstly down through the lovely Grounds of Drishane Castle. Then it moved on to some scenic countryside as it made its way to Knocknakilla, Saint John’s Well, the Kerryman’s Table, on to a short stop in Kilcorney, from there it headed to the Eagle’s Nest, where another brief stop was had in stunning countryside with the Run finally winding its way on to the Event finish at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar, where a lovely barbecue with some refreshments were enjoyed by all. The weather was perfect for what was a lovely drive and the event was well received by everyone who took part.

Event Organiser John P. Kelleher and Millstreet Classic and Vintage Car Club would like to thank the following: Noel C. Duggan Hardware for the use of their yard to park and display all the beautiful cars, the Bush Bar for the use of their premises for event sign-on and registration, O’Leary’s Butchers for the lovely barbecue which was provided, Herlihy’s Centra and O`Keeffe’s Super Valu Millstreet for supplying some refreshments, Matthew and Noreen Sheehan of Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar for providing and managing a great Venue for the barbecue and to Tom of TMC Photography, Matthew Twomey Photography, Sean Radley,Shane O`Leary of Munster Drone Services and John Tarrant for covering the Event and taking some great Photos. Also many thanks to the hardworking marshals who helped along the route to keep the event running smoothly and safely and finally to all the people who brought out their lovely motors and took part. We say a Big Thank You to Each and Everyone of You. Without your support this Event would not have been the success that it was, and hopefully we will do it all again in the not too distant future.

Photos courtesy of Tom Corbett {TMC Photography}, and Matthew Twomey  {m2merallyphotos}.


[read more …] “Successful Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club Car Run and Barbeque last Saturday Night”

Annual Mass at St John’s Well Mushera on Tonight Tuesday 27th June.

Mass will be celebrated at St John’s Well Mushera on Tonight Tuesday 27th June at 7.30pm, hopefully the Weather will be fine on the Evening.

[read more …] “Annual Mass at St John’s Well Mushera on Tonight Tuesday 27th June.”

John Coleman presents medals in Kilcorney N.S.

John Coleman presented medals in Kilcorney N.S. on Tuesday 20th June. The Kilcorney Girls’ and Boys’ team had a very exciting year in the Rural School Championships. The girls just missed out on victory, but played brilliantly against both Lismire and Meelin. The boys team defeated our near neighbours Lyre N.S. in a thrilling final. We thank John for bringing his wonderful collection of medals that he has won in many different sporting codes. Wishing all a happy and safe summer from Kilcorney N.S
[read more …] “John Coleman presents medals in Kilcorney N.S.”

International First Holy Communion 2017 in Millstreet

Recently at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet two ladies from Malawi in Africa having been dedicatedly prepared by Sr. Rosemary Barter of Drishane House, Killarney Road – received their First Holy Communion during a mid-week Mass concelebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Fr. Paddy O’Byrne.  Following the special ceremony the congregation congratulated the two Communicants and their families.  Later refreshments were enjoyed at “Nibbles” in West End.  Click on the images to enlarge.   We thank Mike Riordan for providing us with the names of the families. (S.R.)

Prudence Milonde and Bertha Musa are the two ladies who received their First Holy Communion. Their husbands are Frank Ndema and Chimango Manondo respectively. Their children are Ashley and Terence.  They are all from Malawi, Africa.

Thank you to Mary Buckley & Family

One huge ‘Thank You’ to Mary Buckley and family, for hosting a Tea & Coffee Day and raising a phenomenal €3,500 for the Mercy University Hospital Cancer Appeal. It was organised in memory of loving husband, father and friend, John Buckley. Friends and family were treated to a mini buffet of pastries and Mary’s famous Tea Brack accompanied! Thank you to all who supported.
We also wish Mary, and her daughter Audrey O’Sullivan, the very best of luck in the Womans Way & Beko Mother of the Year 2017 awards, both are nominated.
Do you have a great fundraising idea for the Mercy? Call Deirdre on 021-4274076 or email <email>
or see mercyfundraising.ie/participate/your-own-fundraising – from the Mercy Hospital Foundation Cork

[read more …] “Thank you to Mary Buckley & Family”

The Killing of Michael Dinneen

Early on the morning of the 24th of June 1921 I.R.A. Volunteer Michael Dineen from the Kilcorney Company County Cork was taken prisoner by Auxiliaries in a round-up of I.R.A. suspects. He was picked up at his brother’s house Ivale, and his body was later found at Tooreenbawn some three hundred yards from his home he had been shot.

 

“About 7 a.m. on Friday, June 24th., I noticed some Auxiliaries and a policeman at a little distance from my house. I have since ascertained that the policeman’s name was Dowd. I called my brother, Michael, who was in bed. He got up and dressed, and was saying his morning prayers when the Auxiliaries came in. They questioned him and charged him with being in the Rathcoole Ambush on the previous week, and with being an officer in the I.R.A., all of which was untrue, and which he denied. Then they took him out of the house and one of them went to his room, searched it and took some money. When this man came downstairs he ordered my brother to be brought in again, and questioned him about Sinn Fein, etc, and said: “I’m going to shoot you because you must be an officer in the I.R.A.” “If you do,” said Michael, “I can’t help it. I suppose you shot as innocent men as me.” He ordered Michael to be brought outside  [read more …] “The Killing of Michael Dinneen”

Magnificent Cheque in Memory of Eimear Presented to Irish Community Air Ambulance

Following a recent hugely successful fundraising Coffee Day at the home of Anne Marie and Jerry O’Mahony of Clara a truly magnificent cheque for an amazing €5,450.00 was presented to Ann Kelly of Irish Community Air Ambulance.  The very special event in memory of Eimear O’Mahony was enormously supported by so many people whose memory of Eimear is of great significance in their lives.   Here we share images of the Coffee Day, Eimear’s Garden, the Tree planted by Jerry and Derry and the official presentation of the marvellously impressive cheque.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) We share 19 more images below:
[read more …] “Magnificent Cheque in Memory of Eimear Presented to Irish Community Air Ambulance”