Notice from Ballinagree Vintage Club
As a mark of respect on the death of our dear good friend, club member, ex Mayor, local Publican Lynda Leahy. We have decided to postpone our family fun and vintage day due to be held next Sunday.
May she rest in peace!
Ballinagree Vintage and Family Fun Day on next Sunday August 19th. Official Opening of Show by newly Elected Lord Mayor of Ballinagree at 1pm, always a great Event.
Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob who was Born without Eyes on next Sunday July 29th,the Truck Run will depart from the K&L Yard in Millstreet at 12 Noon, the General Public are more than welcome to come along and view the Trucks either before the Start or Back at the finish at the K&L Yard or why not come out and support them as they pass along the Route on the day and here is a list of places the Run will be passing through,starting in Millstreet heading to Sandpit House Cross,Ballymaquirke Cross,Kanturk,Newmarket,Boherbue,Kiskeam,on to Ballydesmond where Run will turn left before Ballydesmond Village and on to the Knocknagree Road,going past Munster Joinery,on down to Knocknagree then on to Rathmore turning left at Dennehys Corner and continue on for Cullen and outside Cullen turning Right for Derinagree down past the Church in Derinagree and turning Right at Lower Keale Cross and back into Millstreet to the Finish at the K and L Yard,this should take 2hrs approx, for more details contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.
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.
Millstreet Vintage Club are hosting a Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob who was Born without Eyes,the Run is leaving the K&L Yard Millstreet on Sunday July 29th at 12 Noon and will return back to the Yard again for the Finish which will be followed by a BBQ, all types of Trucks Vintage/Classic/Modern are very Welcome to take part,plenty Room available to Park Trailers etc,this Event is for a Good Cause,Your Support Would Be Most Welcome,for more details contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.
Mushera Platform Dance on this Sunday July 8th from 3.00pm to 5.30pm with Music by The Jarvey,Everyone Welcome.
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
Built on the grounds of the old work-house, Bantry General Hospital which opened in 1959 has survived many threats of closure down through the years.
Since then, talk of closure has changed to talk of expansion, while the
present day hospital boasts a medical assessment unit, diagnostics and day surgical services.
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays a visit to the
hospital to speak to people who have worked here down through the years. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″
Millstreet Vintage Club held a most highly successful Car Run and Barbeque on Saturday Evening last,on what was a spectacularly Sunny Summers Evening the 40km Car Run started out from Millstreet at 7.00 pm and travelled firstly down through the lovely Grounds of Drishane Castle and from there moved on to some scenic countryside as it made its way up to Knocknakilla, and then over to Saint John’s Well where there was a short stop,from here it headed on to The Kerryman’s Table and on over to Kilcorney and from there made its way 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 Barbeque and some refreshments was enjoyed by all.The perfect weather made for a most pleasent journey which was well received by everyone who took part.
Event Organiser John P. Kelleher and Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank the following,
Noel C. Duggan for the use of the Shop yard to park and display all the beautiful cars and also for the use of the fantastic Drishane Grounds which looked magnificent in the Summer Sunshine,the Bush Bar for the use of their premises for event sign-on and registration,Tony O`Brien Butchers for the lovely barbeque 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 barbeque and to Tom of TMC Photography,Sean Radley,and John Tarrant for covering the Event for the Media and capturing some great Photos. Also many thanks to the hardworking marshals who helped along the route to keep the event running smoothly and safely with special thanks to Seanie Kelleher who acted as Route Sweeper 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,and hopefully we see ye all again very soon. Photos Tom Corbett.
The Mushera Platform Dance next Monday Night June 25th from 8.30pm to 10.30pm with Music by the Lee Sound,Everybody Welcome.
Mushera Platform Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance
Ballinagree Village, Back of Laine Bar next Sunday April 29th 3pm-6pm
Music by Autumn Gold.
Millstreet Vintage Club are looking forward to a very Busy 2018 Season with there first Event of the Year already after taking place which was a well supported Cars Coffee Chat Morning in January, below is a list of the Events planned for 2018.
Car Run leaving Millstreet on Sunday March 25th
Cars Coffee Chat Morning at Cafe Aroma on Easter Sunday April 1st
Tractor Run Sunday April 15th
Tractor Run Sunday May 13th
Car Run and BBQ Saturday June 23rd
Charity Truck Run leaving Millstreet on Sunday July 29th
Ford Escort 50th Celebration Run over Classic Rally Stages Sunday August 12th
Car Run Sunday September 9th.
CART Tractor Run Carriganima Sunday September 16th.
Millstreet Vintage Club Model Toy Show Sunday Oct 14th in Dromtariffe.
More Details to Follow on Events Soon, Enquiries to 087 7924406
Millstreet Vintage Club would like to wish Everybody a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year,we thank Each and Every one of you for your support at all our Events during the past Year and we look forward to meeting ye all again in 2018.Enjoy the Festive Season.
Aubane’s John F Kelleher is set to take Bandon by storm on this coming Weekend with his particapation in a Strictly Come Dancing Competition in Bandon which is being held in aid of Bandon Community Hospital,the Event kicks off on this coming Friday Night in the GAA Pavilion in Bandon, John will take to the Floor with his Partner Margaret O`Brien who along with John is employed at the Hospital in Bandon,the Couple have been practicing intensely for the past three months sometimes up to four times a week,and with his Work in Bandon and also mixing in his Community work as being Chairman of the Social club in Aubane John has been very busy indeed,the Couple take to the stage on this coming Friday 24th November and Saturday 25 November and again on Friday 8th December in the Bandon GAA Pavilion. The Strictly Come Dancing Competition is organised by the Friends of Bandon Community Hospital to raise Funding for a new day room as part of the brand new Hospital. The first two Nights of the Competition are a sell out, John always had a keen interest in dance as he is a regular at the set Dancing in Aubane, dancing is in his blood and John said he always wanted to do Strictly Come Dancing. Michelle Barry from Devine Promotions in Six Mile Bridge who is overseeing all the Couples prepartaions has great praise for not only John and Margaret but all the other Competing Couples as they have been preparing very hard for this Competion since last August. Hopefully John will bring a Strictly Come Dancing title to Aubane and from all at Aubane Social Club and the surrounding locality the best of luck to John and Margaret in the Competition.
To all set dancers Aubane Social Club have cancelled the set dancing tomorrow night here in Aubane due to forecasted storm. Set Dancing will resume next Monday 23 October
John Kelleher & John Dineen
Aubane Social Club
Dont miss the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on Tommorrow Sunday Oct 15th,The Show is always a great day out and there is something there for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more,Admission is 5 Euro and Children are Free,Doors Open at 10.30 AM,for more information Contact Donie on 086- 8545873 or John on 087-9230332.
As you can see below from the Pictures Our Star Celebrity has arrived today in Millstreet after spending a couple of days Touring around the Country and should be in Dromtariffe Tommorrow Morning all going well,he got a drive from Mitchelstown to Millstreet in a K and L Truck and wants to thank K and L for that,he then went to Marios for Grub but it was shut so went to the Wallis Arms instead where he was treated very well,he then went to the Garda Station but didn’t get arrested thankfully and from there he mingled with the Locals around Town for a while,he then went to Colemans purely because he loves Tractors and is a big New Holland Fan,and from there he went on to visit Drishane and Green Glens before finishing his Tour at Mill Oils to see how the Oil Buisness in Millstreet is doing, he is now resting for the Night close to the Hall in Dromtariffe,rumour has it that Donie Lucey has given him B and B at his place but this can’t be confirmed,but what we can say is that he is still very very fired up about the Model Show now as it is so close to the day itself and is looking forward to meeting everybody Tommorrow as are all the other Celebrities including Mickey Mouse and Charlie Chaplin who are all in the area at this stage,and if you happen to come across any of them do stop and say hello or you can meet them all in Dromtariffe Tommorrow as well from 10.30 AM.
The recent Cork 20 Rally produced mixed results for some of our local crews that made the short trip to Macroom which is now the new Home for the Rally to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event, Saturdays stages were in the Kilmichael, Inchigeela and Kilnamartyra areas while the stages on Sunday were more Local to Millstreet with the Butter Road, Mushera and Mullaghanish stages all being used,the weather was sometimes very mixed particularly on the Saturday Morning loop and this made driving conditions quite challenging for all the Crews which as a result brought quite a few retirements along the way,from a Millstreet point of view there was a good battle in Class 10 with only just over 18 sec covering the top 3 Crews in the Class with Bandons Victor Beamish in an Vauxhall Nova topping the Class with our local crews filling the next 4 places with Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa finishing just 14.7 sec behind while 3rd in the Class were Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy Ford Escort Mark 1 a further 4 seconds back, rounding off the Top 5 in Class 10 were Sean Moylan/Denny O`Riordan in a Peugeot 306 who were followed home in 5th by Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy in there Mark 2 Escort,Sean Moynihan/Liam Brennan in another Mark 2 Escort took 3rd in Class 12 and as a result are Class 12 Champions in both the Irish Tarmac Championship and also in the Southern 4 Rally Championship as well in what has been a remarkable year for the talented Young Man from Millstreet,Todd Falvey/Andrew Cronin in there Porsche 911 were 3rd overall in the Historic Section and finished first in Class C1 while John Murphy/ Eoghan McCarthy finished 5th in Class 20 with there Subaru Impreza,unfortunately there was no luck for Dan Kelleher/Gavin Downey Ford Escort Mark 2,Denis Buckley/Declan Casey Ford Escort Mark 2 and John O`Sullivan/Derry Long Ford Fiesta who all failed to finish what was a very tough Rally.The Event was won by Sam Moffett in his Ford Fiesta who by just starting the Rally finished off a remarkable year by winning the Irish Tarmac Championship to add to his National Tarmac and Forestry Titles he already has under his belt as well from the 2017 Season, while Josh Moffett Ford Fiesta crashed out on the last stage while fighting for the lead with his older Brother which left Alastair Fisher in his Fiesta finishing in the runner up spot while Kevin Eves co-driven by Macroom Man William Lynch won the National Rally in his Toyota Corolla and also the Tarmac Championship Title in the National Section as well in the process,Keith McIvor won the Historic section in his Ford Escort while Jenna McCann was the top Junior Competitor and as a result clinched the Junior Tarmac Championship in Cork,Munster Motor Club led by Paul Browne and his hard working Team laid on a very challenging Route with top class stages used that provided tough driving conditions which were enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators alike,out of the 104 Crews listed to start the Event 63 Crews made it back to the finish on Sunday Evening in Macroom.
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/#
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding an Autumn Car Run on this coming Sunday 24th September. Sign on is from 10.30 am at The Aroma Café in Millstreet, with Take Off at 12 Noon.The Run will then proceed along a Scenic Route to the Farm in Grenagh where it will stop for a Tour and an optional Meal at the Farm. All Vintage and Classic Cars welcome, enquiries to Luke Hurley on 086-8805437 or Donie Lucey on 086-8545873.
Mushera Platform last dance of the season has been changed to Ballinagree Village due to weather conditions It’s on from 3 to 5.30 pm on this Sunday Sept 10th. Music by the Hillbillies.
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”
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.”
Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club will hold there Annual BBQ Run on next Saturday Evening the 24th of June! Sign on at The Bush Bar between 5.30 and 6.45 with the Run departing at 7pm John P Kelleher has laid on a very nice Scenic Route of around 40km whic winds its way through some lovely Countryside on its way to the finish at Moll Cartys Bridge in Kilcorney for a Riverside Barbeque.
All Classic and Vintage Welcome, you can Contact John P Kelleher on 087 8300494 for More Details
Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club will hold there Annual BBQ Run on Saturday Evening the 24th of June! Sign on at The Bush Bar between 5.30pm and 6.45pm with the Run starting at 7.00pm and taking In a 40 km Scenic Route as it winds its way to the finish at Moll Cartys Bridge in Kilcorney for a Riverside Barbeque.
All Classic and Vintage Welcome Contact John P Kelleher on 087 8300494 for More Details.
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on tommorrow Sunday May 7, Sign on is at 11.30 at The Wallis Arms Hotel with the Run departing at 12.30 with a nice Scenic Route winding its way back to the Finish in Millstreet. All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part,for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332 or Donie Lucey 086 8545873.
Millstreet Vintage Club have informed us that The Blue Force 5000 mile Coastline Tractor Challenge will be in the Macroom, Millstreet Area on Monday next the 24th April. The Tractor run will be in Macroom at 11am tomorrow. It will then proceed to Carriganima for a brief stop and then on to Colemans Millstreet for a Show and Reception. Millstreet Vintage Club members will then convey the run to Rathmore.”All Ford, Fordson and New Holland and Fiat tractors are welcome to join in on the Run as support. This event is part of Ford 100 celebration with proceeds of the event going to Cancer and Children’s charities in the UK. Donations will be accepted by the Blue Force boys on the day.There are also tickets for sale for a restored Fordson Dexta kindly donated by club member Roy Cowgill. Further details from Millstreet Vintage Club Member Jack Sheehan on (086) 806 8243.
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
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Car Run on this coming Sunday 23 April, starting from Dromtariffe Parish Hall with Take Off at 12 Noon,all Vintage and Classic Cars welcome, enquiries to Denis O Flynn on 087-2033350 or Donie Lucey on 086-8545873.