Cheap Irish Homes – Ballydaly House Featured

Maggie Molloy brought this week’s house hunting couple on Cheap Irish Homes (RTÉ1) to Ballydaly to see a cottage that’s been unused for a few years. Of the houses they were shown, they said it was by far their favourite, for the space provided, and also probably for the price also. You can still see this week’s episode on the RTÉ Player.

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Connie O’Connor, Knocknagurrane

The death has occurred on Monday 11th May 2020 of Connie O’Connor, of Knocknagurrane, Cullen. Peacefully in the presence of his loving family and in the loving care of the staff at Windmill House Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Loretta, loving father of Kevin, Aidan, Carmel and Collette. Sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law Pat and Eamon, daughters-in-law Karen and Dolores, grandchildren Erica, Laura, Conor, Ciara, Mary, Clodagh, Ellen, Liam, Eamon and grandson-in-law Peter. [rip] [f]

Due to current government guidelines Connie’s funeral will be private. If you wish to leave a message for the family please use the RIP.ie Condolence Page.

Jerry Horan, Cahirbarnagh

The death has occurred of Jeremiah (Jerry) Horan, Cahirbarnagh, Rathmore, Kerry / Cork. On May 7th, 2020, peacefully in the loving care of nurses and staff at University Hospital Kerry, Jerry (in his 96th year), predeceased by his wife Kitty (née Scannell) and his daughther Judy. Loving father of Frank, Jerry, Dan, Breeda, Nora Mai, Mary and Kate. Very deeply regretted and lovingly remembered by his family, sisters Maura (Rynne) and Kitty (Scannell), brother-in-law Jerry, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends. Go Bhfanfaidh Sé i Suaimhneas. Donations in lieu of flowers to Millstreet Daycare Centre. [rip]

In accordance with H.S.E guidelines and in the interest of public health, a private Requeim Mass and Burial will take place in St Joseph’s Church Rathmore, on Friday May 8th at 2pm. To view a live stream of the Mass, go to MCN Media St Joseph’s Church Rathmore. A Memorial Mass for Jerry will take place at a later date. If you wish to offer your condolences online, please use the Condolence Page on RIP.

Michael Murphy, Knocknaloman

The death has occurred of Michael (Mike) Murphy, Knocknaloman, Rathmore, Co. Kerry and formerly of Scartaglen, who passed away peacefully, at home, on 16th April 2020. Predeceased by his beloved son Don and brother Donie. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Eileen (nee O’Sullivan), son Padraig and daughter Siobhan. Sadly missed by his loving family, daughter in law Varina, adored granddaughter Erika, brothers John (Ballyhar) and PJ (Listellick), sisters Margaret (Jackman, Dunboyne) and Kay (Fitzgerald, Currans), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, his former colleagues at St. Finan’s Hospital, Killarney and a wide circle of friends. May he rest in peace.   [read more …] “Michael Murphy, Knocknaloman”

Broadband Connection Points

Map of the Broadband Connection Points

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

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

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Death Notice: Donagh O’Leary, Ballydaly

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]

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Maria Murphy of Ballydaly – Best Dressed Lady at Killarney Races


We thank John Tarrant for sharing the selection of photos received from Maria Murphy of Ballydaly who was the Best Dressed Lady at the recent Killarney RacesSincere congratulations to Maria.

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.)

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Was this the first Motor Car Accident in Millstreet?

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?”

Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Tommorrow Sunday March 24th

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.

Donnelly/Herlihy/Lehane Clan of Ballydaly

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>
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Success for Local Rally Competitors in Imokilly and Down Rally Events

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

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

The snow loves Ballydaly – it’s still hanging around !!!

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

Clara and the Bealach from Ballydaly this morning Tuesday 6th March

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