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
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.
A happy group taken recently as Ballydaly Set dancing came to an end for this term.
Last weekends West Cork Rally produced some great results for some of our local crews that made the trip to Clonakilty to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event,there were Class Wins for three of our local Crews who competed with Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy emerging victorious in Class 10 in there Mark2 Escort, Sean Moynihan/Sean Nolan in another Mark2 Escort took the Class 12 Honours while John Murphy/ Eoghan McCarthy came out on top in Class 20 with there Subaru Impreza,there were also some great performances from other local Crews including Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa who finished 3rd in Class 10 who in turn were followed home by Denis Buckley/Declan Casey in there Ford Escort while Todd Falvey/Peter Falvey in there Porsche 911 were 5th overall in the Historic section on there return to competition following a lenghty break from the sport,unfortunately there was no luck for Dan Kelleher/Gavin Downey Ford Escort who retired with Mechanical Woes late on Sunday while luck also deserted Pat Sheehan/Liam Dennehy Renault Clio and Colin Moynihan/Sean Collins Honda Civic who both failed to make the finish.The Event was won by Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley in there Ford Focus WRC who took a record breaking fourth consecutive victory, Josh Moffett Ford Fiesta was second overall and won the hotly contested R5 catagory while Kevin Eves co-driven by Macroom Man William Lynch won the National Rally in his Toyota Corolla,Barry Jones won the Historic section in his Ford Escort and Kieran Reen in his Honda Civic was the top Junior Competitor.Frequent changeable weather during the Event made for very challenging driving conditions but as always Cork Motor Club led by Greg McCarthy and his hard working Team which included Danny Creedon/Derry Healy Subaru and Conor Falvey Porsche performing 00 Sweeper Duties along the Route Ran a Top Class Rally which was enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators alike.
We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can check out more of his photos at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos/#
Top Picture – Sean Moynihan/Sean Nolan Ford Escort Class 12 Winners
Middle Picture – Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy Class 10 Winners
Bottom Picture -John Murphy/Eoghan McCarthy Class 20 Winners
The death has occurred on 26th December 2016 of Eddie Murphy, Ballydaly, Millstreet. Sadly missed by his loving and loved wife Delia (nee Falvey). Predeceased by his sister Mella and brother Anthony. Deeply regretted by his wife, brother Brendan, sisters Margaret, Mary, Breeda and Noreen, extended family, kind neighbours and many friends.
Reposing at his home today, Tuesday, from 5pm followed by Rosary at 9pm. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 1pm followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only, donations if the desired to Cork Simon Community
O’Leary Undertakers, Knocknagree. <email> 087-2229866 [read more …] “Death Notice: Eddie Murphy, Ballydaly”
The death has occurred of Cornelius (Con) RAHILLY
Gardiners Hill, Cork City, Cork / Rathmore, Kerry
RAHILLY (Cork) on December 10th 2016, peacefully, at Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, in the presence of his loving wife and family, CORNELIUS (CON), Gardiners Hill (formerly of Cathedral Road and late Harrington’s Paints). Beloved husband of Nora (nee Casey) (formerly of Ballydaly, Rathmore). Sadly missed by his loving wife, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends.
Reposing at O’Connor Bros. Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge. Removal on Monday at 7:00pm to the Church of The Ascension, Gurranabraher. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12:00noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Marymount. Requiescat in pace.
Mary O’Sullivan of Ballydaly/Rathduane shares the following very important information (S.R.):
A Defibrillator (AED) is now in place in Ballydaly. It is situated on the wall beside the door of Guerins Shop. Well done to everyone involved – a true example of what community spirit can achieve
Since from there I have been quite a long time away
I would be a stranger to many in Ballydaly today
By the Boggeragh Ranges far inland from Hibernia’s shore
In the Parish of Millstreet on the road to Rathmore
At the end of the Autumn with Winter quite near
It is cool and wet in Ballydaly in November of the year
Clara, Gortavehy and Caherbarnagh half cloaked in the gray fogs of rain
And brown storm water flowing in every roadside and field drain
The people of Ballydaly as I recall have a charm of their own
Where today I would be a stranger to many where I once was well known
But this is going back some three decades ago
And time as we know becomes everyone’s foe
in aid of
Friday 16th September
The death has occurred on Tuesday 2nd August 2016 of Joan MAC SWEENEY (née Twomey) St. Annes Rd., Killarney, and formerly from Rathduane, Millstreet. Beloved wife of Denis and loving mother of Lorraine, Denise, Noreen, Louise and David. Sadly missed by the Twomey and FitzGerald Families, her brothers, sisters, sons in Law Oliver, Karl, Alan and Ciaran, and Davids Partner Kayleigh, grandchildren Ella and Oran, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces relatives neighbours and many friends. May She Rest in Peace.
Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home Killarney on Thursday evening, August 4th, from 4pm followed by removal at 6:30pm to St Mary’s Cathederal, Killarney. Requiem Mass Friday at 10:30am followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
Childminder required in the Ballydaly area for one day per week
To mind two children aged one and three.
Occasionally may need additional childminding for one day at weekend.
Must be a non smoker, references essential.
When Brendan Murphy was in his physical prime of time one must go back a span
Ballydaly’s last blacksmith farrier he was quite a man
He shod his last working horse in his forge in his brother Eddy’s backyard
For his livelihood he is one who did work quite hard
Tall and lean and dark haired and physically quite strong
Ballydaly’s last blacksmith farrier to a rare breed belong
The hooves of the last working horse, mule, jennet and donkey he did pare
Since the demise of the last working equines blacksmith farriers have become rare
[read more …] “Ballydaly’s Last Blacksmith Farrier”
Just 4 Leisure are a local business from Ballydaly:
We provide Bouncy Castles, Obstacle Courses, Slides, Disco Domes and much much more.
To find more activities see
We cater for all occasions.. Birthdays, Holy Communions, Confirmations etc
Book Now to avoid disappointment for your occasion!!!
Contact Kevin or Josie on
- 029 70640,
- 087 1821594, or
- email <email>
in aid of
in Ballydaly Hall
on Friday September 18th
between 8 and 10pm
Set Dancing Classes
in Ballydaly Hall
on Wednesday September 16th
8.30 – 10pm
a 4 week course for beginners
will also start on the same night
All welcome – no partner necessary.
Enquiries to 087 2846906
We have in our posesion a football medal of our Grandfather Patrick Murphy , son of John & Hanoria Murphy, from Ballydaly, Patrck was born 6/6/1877 Baptised at Millstreet Catholic Church. The medal is dated 1901/2, is Silver & has MC + P Murphy on the front. Could anyone advise what it means, or where to search for the history of the medal.
Regards, Russell Murphy (Australia)
Considering that it’s in old Gaelic, can someone help with the deciphering and translating (click on the photos to see larger versions). This is what i’ve taken from it:
Cond agus liathroide
Sraid a Muilin [Millstreet]
Russell had an interesting story on how it was found: “The medal was dug up on our farm in NZ [while digging a post hole approx 1958] & our late father had no recollection of it, but did say , it was of his father.”
[read more …] “An Old Medal from Ballydaly”