Did anyone see the clouds that looked like Flying Saucers which appeared at sunset on Sunday evening over Ballydaly / Rathmore, hovering in place while the other clouds rolled by? Davina and Kathleen sent us these photos:
Aubane Community Centre and Ballydaly Community Hall are two of three hundred locations across Ireland to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan (NBP). National Broadband Ireland (NBI), said it will deploy “broadband connection points”, where the public can get free high-speed internet access, across the country from the second quarter of next year (2020). The measure is intended as a stop-gap for communities with the worst broadband coverage, he said. … Read more about this on the Irish Times.
Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training – run by the Irish Heart Foundation will be held in Ballydaly Hall on, Tuesday, November 26th from 8pm – 9pm. Admission is free.
To book a place on the course please ring Peg (087)9268452 or Kathleen (087)2846906 before November 20th, as we need numbers for course to go ahead.
Topics covered include: what to do in an emergency e.g heart attack, cardiac arrest (compression/defibrillator) stroke, choking etc.
A defibrillator for public use is at Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly
Beginners’ Social Dancing Classes
Will be held
Tuesday 5th and 12th of November
8:30pm to 9:30pm
Dances include: Waltz, Quickstep, The Slosh, and Military Two Step etc.
The death has occurred of Donagh O’Leary, Ballydaly. Passed away on 28th of September 2019, as a result of an accident. Donagh (24) was the adored son of Denis and Mary (Guerin O’Leary), cherished and loved brother of Jonathan and Noríde, sister-in-law Siobhan, niece Réiltín, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives, large circle of friends and kind neighbours.
Reposing at his residence (Eircode P51 PP90) on Sunday from 2pm to 7pm. Reception into Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly, on Monday for 12 noon Mass, burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]
Set Dancing Classes
will resume in
8.30pm to 10pm, Wednesday, Sept 18th
All welcome – no partner required
Enquires: (087) 284 6906
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.)
MOTOR CAR ACCIDENT NEAR Millstreet, Saturday. An accident, which might have been very serious, happened near this town on yesterday evening, the particulars of which have only now come to hand.
A motor car bearing the Earl and Countess of Kerry arrived at Millstreet, and the party having had lunch at Vanstan’s Hotel, proceeded on their way to Killarney en route to Derreen House, after their honeymoon trip. The other occupants were a ladysmaid and the chaffeur.
After carefully looking over and supplying the machine with its oil fuel they started on their journey at about five o’clock. In trying to escape collision with some of the carts and cars opposite Howard’s Hotel, a little child named Cornelius Stokes had narrow escape from being run over. The speed as they went along towards Killarney must have been much accelerated. At Ferm Bridge, Ballydaly, three miles from the town, it was noticed to be bounding along the road, and ultimately plunged into the dyke at the roadside, where it ploughed onwards for about 30 yards, tearing the face of the fence. The Countess of Kerry was thrown over the fence, but luckily fell into a piece of cut away bog, and was only stunned for a short time, and after the assistance of her maid quickly recovered. The other occupants, the Earl, the maid, and the chaffeur were quite uninjured, but got a severe shock. [read more …] “Was this the first Motor Car Accident in Millstreet?”
Millstreet Vintage Club Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Tommorrow Sunday March 24th next,Johnny was a Founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the Inaugural Johnny Hickey Run,The Millstreet Pipe Band will lead off the Run from the Square in Millstreet and this will be very appropriate as Johnny was a very active and Enthusiastic Member of the Pipe Band,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup up for grabs for Best Car on the day,we will be returning back to Millstreet for the conclusion of the Run with Dinner at the Wallis Arms Hotel for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, Willie on 087 2229874 or Denis on 087 2033350.
Wondering if there is anyone who is interested in mid 1800s family connections to the Donnellys of Caherbarnagh? John and Michael were sons of Daniel and Mary. John was born late 1820s, Johanna, b. 1832, and Michael, abt. 1835. The three went off to America, settling in the State of Vermont. I am descended from John.
Their siblings included Mary, Jeremiah, Dermot and Honora. Honora married John Lehane and lived nearby in Knocknaloman. I know two of those who remained in Ireland were still living in 1917, when Michael passed. Just wondering if there are any Lehanes in that area, these days?
I also have a question about a Mary Herlihy, who died in Millstreet in 1902. Would she have died as a Herlihy, if she had married Daniel Donnelly? She is found in the Lehane household in 1901, but as a lodger, not mother-in-law. Any pointers to folks in the area who might connect to this line would be very much appreciated
— Jared Handspicker, New Hampshire <email>
[read more …] “Donnelly/Herlihy/Lehane Clan of Ballydaly”
Mushera Platform Dance next Sunday July 29th from 3.00pm to 5.30pm Music by Pj Murrihy,Everyone Welcome.
Last weekends Imokilly Mini Stages Rally produced some great results for the local crews that made the trip to East Cork to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event in dry but very warm conditions,there was Success for Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy who emerged victorious in Class 10 in there Mark2 Escort who in turn were closely followed home by Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa who finished 2nd in the Class just 29 seconds further back to make it a Millstreet domination of the Top 2 places in Class 10,there was also success in Class 9 for Derry Collins/Declan Casey in there Vauxhall Nova who won there Class quite comfortably after a fantastic Run,unfortunately there was no luck for Don Moynihan/Sean Collins from Cullen in there Ford Escort who retired on Stage 2,the Rally was won by David Condell in his Ford Escort following the retirement of Barry Meade in his Mark2 Escort on Stage 5 while leading the Event comfortably,meanwhile at the other End of the Country last Saturday on the Down Rally Ballydaly Co-Driver Liam Moynihan who along with his Driver Desi Henry in there Skoda Fabia R5 had a great result to finish the Event in 2nd place overall,after 11 tough stages the Skoda Crew finished just over 20 seconds behind Event Winner Johnny Greer who was competing in the latest version of the Citroen R5.
Photos Courtesy of Alan Noonan Photography, and Adam Hall Photos.
Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive
will take place on
Sunday, 1st July
and will be going through the following areas between 9am and 1pm
Ballydaly, Millstreet Town, Lackabawn, Kilcorney, Moll Carthy’s bridge, Inchamay, Curraraige , Boggeragh Wind Farm, Nadd, Lyre, Rathcoole, Liscahane, Knocknakilla, Aubane, Laharn, Horsemount
Enquiries – 0877023562 or message our Facebook page
Enough is enough! Please go away snow and let us get back to some sort of normality. Most other places are long clear of the snow, but lots of people around still have frozen pipes and numerous other problems because of the snow. – photos by Geraldine Dennehy
Set Dancing Classes
will resume in
Wednesday, Jan 17th
8.30pm to 10pm.
New people welcome – no partner required
We hope to connect with the McCarthy Family that lived in Gortnacreaha & Mullaghroe & Eagloune (wives’ maiden names: Foley & Cronin).
We have the marriage of Daniel McCarthy & his bride Mary McCarthy (her maiden name) in 1860.
Daniel’s parents lived in Mullaghroe: Daniel McCarthy & Honora Foley.
Mary’s parents lived in Gortnacreha: Florence McCarthy & Catherine Cronin. The new couple went on to have eleven children:
- Daniel born 1861 in Gortnacreha
- Honora b. 1863 in Gortnacreha
- Catherine b. 1865 in Cullen
- Florence (male) b. 1867 in Cullen
- Mary b. 1869 in Eagloune
- Michael b. 1871 in Eagloune
- Timothy b. 1872 in Eagloune
- Jeremiah b. 1874 in Eagloune
- John b. 1877 in Eagloune
- Julia b. 1879 in Eagloune
- Denis b. 1881 in Eagloune
We know they lived there until at least 1879 and that sometime between 1879 and 1890 the parents (Dan and Mary) moved down to Knocknaloman. Their son Daniel married and moved from Eagloune to Rathduane when he married shopkeeper Mary Morgan of Rathduane (daughter of John Morgan and Helena McCarthy). We do not yet know what happened to the other siblings (marriages, etc.).
If you are part of that McCarthy/McCarthy family of 11 children we would enjoy hearing from you
We are trying to find the family of John and Margaret McCarthy Dennehy of Rathduane/Millstreet who were married 15 Feb. 1936. John is the son of Timothy Dennehy, and Margaret is the daughter of John McCarthy and wife Mary Morgan McCarthy.
Margaret is the younger sister of John McCarthy who immigrated to USA, and we think John is the grandfather of Diane.
If you are part of the McCarthy/Dennehy family of Rathduane, please contact us.
Diane Rollo: <email>
George Pearson: <email>
The death has occurred of Eileen (Helen Mary) Tucker of Hawthorn Avenue, Killarney, and late of Ballydaly, Millstreet. Peacefully at her home in the presence of her loving family on 12th May 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Nora and Denis and aunt of the late Stephen. Deeply regretted by her twin sister Noreen (Gayden), brothers Tommy, Fr Seán, Eddie, Denis and Donal, sisters-in-law Estelle and Eileen, nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. “May She Rest In Peace”.
Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Sunday evening from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Removal at 6.00 pm on Sunday evening to St Mary’s Cathedral. Requiem Mass on Monday morning at 10.30am, burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to Palliative Care.
[read more …] “Death Notice: Eileen (Helen Mary) Tucker, late of Ballydaly”
Congratulations to Tim Kiely, Ballydaly, on being presented with the Irish Holstein Friesian Aassociation Award at the National Hall Of Fame Awards in Athlone this week [IHFA]
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.
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