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?
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.
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
The set dancing classes, which are held every Wednesday night in Ballydaly Hall, finished recently for the Christmas break. Attached is a photo taken lately of some of our regular dancers. Classes will resume in the new year, on Wednesday the 17th of January.
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”
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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”