2006 Census: Millstreet – sex, age, marital status

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Breakdown of the population of Millstreet Town (the town only) from the 2006 census. (click on the table above to see a bigger clearer table)

That’s a total of 1,401 people (744 male, and 657 female) just for Millstreet Town itself. Listed below also are the number of people in each of the Local Electoral Divisions that are in the Millstreet catchment area, which gives an idea of how many people live in our general area.

Male Female
Coomlogane 436 395
Drishane 853 809
Keale 161 156
Cullen 204 212
Kilcorney 152 163
Crinnaloo 108 92
Rathcoole 211 215
Skagh 225 208
2350 2250

See below for more details and some analysis of the census information for Millstreet:

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Far North Even By The Short Route

I was born and raised in Claraghatlea near Millstreet Town
Though that hardly would rate as a claim to renown
Far north even by the short route as the birds choose to fly
From where I live now thousands of miles of sky
Where the Cails from Kippagh to the Finnow does flow
By ditches and through old fields where rank rushes grow
In that old countryside mine was a known face
But now I might be a stranger in the old Homeplace
A countryside that inspired the long dead bards to rhyme
Years before I was born that is going back in time
Through green Ballydaly by night and by day
The Cails from Kippagh ever babbles it’s way
Through Feirm, Annagloor, Shannaknock, Liscreagh and Clarghatlea where Finnow it does meet
In the old rushy fields near the Town of Millstreet.

by Francis Duggan

Schools Closed until next Monday

It was announced last night that due to the treacherous nature of the roads, footpaths and concreted areas, all schools in Millstreet will remain closed until next Monday (11th January). This includes Presentation Convent, Boys National School, Millstreet Community School, Ballydaly National School and Cloghoula National School. There is no information on the other schools. With the freezing weather set to continue into next week, this will have to be reviewed in due course for the first few days of next week.

The schools have now been  off for three weeks over the Christmas period, as they were closed for two days before Christmas for the same reasons. I wonder are the kids happy to be off still, or would they prefer to be back with their friends?

Photo: Gneeves 2-Jan-2010

Thie scene yesterday is from on top of a wind turbine in Gneeves
Thie scene yesterday (Sat Jan 2nd) from Gneeves wind farm after the previous nights frost had melted. The top of Comeentrush is in the foreground, Mushera mountain (covered in snow) is behind the visible wind turbine, and Millstreet Town is just out of view at the middle left of the photo. (Click on the photo for a bigger image with better quality)

Initially I thought the photo was taken from the top of a wind turbine, but it was actually taken from a small remote controlled helicopter (a microkopter). Helipix.ie who took it are a Macroom company that specialise in aerial photography. A video of the microkopter during a test flight (from Coolcower, Macroom) is available to see below:

Cloghoula National School – Whole School Evaluation

The Department of Education and Science have published an inspection report on Cloghoula National School. We have added the conclusion below, but the whole report is available to read on the Department’s website. Also available are older reports for all the other schools in the Millstreet area, which are also listed below:

Conclusion:

The school has strengths in the following areas:

  • A highly motivated and dedicated principal and staff.
  • A proactive board of management.
  • A collaborative approach to the work of the school
  • A high quality of education is provided
  • The school environment is happy and stimulating.
  • The children are well-behaved and cooperative.
  • The school is an important focal point in the community and a positive reflection of local customs, practices and expectations.

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Casey’s Prize-Winning Cups

20091115_Cn_056donie&marie09Donie & Marie Casey, Cloghoula, Millstreet pictured with a magnificent
collection of prestigious prize-winning cups recenly won by Donie for his
outstanding lifestock at Castleisland Dairy Show & Sale.   The cups (from left) signify:  Supreme Champion for Calved Heifer Section, Prizewinner in Springing Heifers, First and Second Prize winner in the Spring Calving Class.  We congratulate Donie & Marie on such remarkable success at Castleisland Mart.
(Pic. by Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )

Cork City Marathon Result Times 2009

Results for the Millstreet finishers in the Cork City Marathon Monday June 7th 2009

35th #1311 Brian Murphy Cloghoula 03:07:13 01:31:09

537th #718 Donal Kelleher Aubane 04:08:51 01:57:27

677th #802 Josephine Creedon Millstreet 04:24:40 01:57:26

678th #1048 Con Twomey Aubane 04:24:43 01:57:29

872nd #719 Rosie Rea Millstreet 04:43:24 02:15:04

note: times given are the finish time and the half-way time.

Relay Section

1125th #3150 No Team Name, Millstreet 06:31:48

There were probably others which i haven’t identified, and others too who never made it to the finish line. Congrats to all regardless on the huge effort.

History of the Tithe War and what gave rise to this Tithe Defaulters list

by

Con Kelleher

Cloghoula

I was very surprised when I first found this document in the internet and thought it might be of interest to some viewers of our website. Many of the names (people and places) are spelled as they were pronounced at the time, being greatly influenced by the Irish language.  Also some confusion with the letters P and D!

Click on link to view list: Drishane 1831 Tithes Defaulters : (Full list also below)

Tithes were taxes of 10% of income, mostly from tenant farmers but also from tradesmen, which were to be paid to support the Protestant Church ministers. This was the case because the Protestant Anglican Church was the established state church and continued to be so till it was disestablished in 1869.  As the vast majority of the population were Catholics they hated having to pay this and regarded it as an unjust tax and they also gave something towards the support of their own local Catholic priest. Even Protestants disliked paying as it was an excessive burden on all at this stage.
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Slanan Rovers

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Slanan Rovers GAA Club, based in Cloghoula in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.

Back row :- Noel Buckley, Danny McSweeney, Connie Tarrant, Davey McSweeney, Mick Collins, John Joe Buckley,Donal Creedon, Christy Tarrant, Joe Buckley

Front row:- Neily Corkery, Donal Kelleher, Johnny Sheehan, John D Buckley, Ned Casey, Mick Sheehan, Tommy Sheehan, Patsy Cotter, Pat Joe Creedon.

Picture was taken in 1981.

(pic. John Casey, Carrigacooleen)

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Seán Gallon, Pat Joe Creedon, Mickey and Danny Creedon, Jerry O’Riordan and son, John Joe Buckley, Noel Buckley, Dave McSweeney, Joe Buckley

Johnny Sheehan, ,Jerry Keating (Chairman Duhallow Board), Ned Casey (captain), Tommy Sheehan, Michael Sheehan, Patsy Cotter, Danny McSweeney, James Sheehan (“small fella” next to the “Adidas” logo on Ned Casey’s t-shirt)

We have not identified the children as yet, if you recognise anyone please let us know!

Eily Buckley

Long before she wrote for the Clara News
And years before I even knew the taste of booze
For her love of people she became well known
And the fame of Eily Buckley has since grown.
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For years she drove the school bus up and down
The roads of Millstreet to and from the Town
And perhaps many of the kids she drove to and from the school today
From Millstreet Parish now live far away.
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Miles from Cloghoula her own countryside
Her Cloghoula notes in Clara News read far and wide
In big cities far from Millstreet County Cork
In Sydney, Melbourne, London and New York.
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Can’t say that I knew her that well at all
Though she is one I readily can recall
For her’s is such a well known and loved face
In Millstreet Parish still my favourite place.
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A friendly person untouched by conceit
And one of the best loved people in Millstreet
She’d never ignore you as she drove by
She’d always smile and wave a friendly hi

by Francis Duggan

Official Opening of Coomacheo and Curragh Wind Farms

Official Opening Cermony of Airtricity's Coomacheo and Curragh Windfarm
Official Opening Cermony of Airtricity's Coomacheo and Curragh Windfarm by Simon Coveney TD

Simon Coveney TD, Fine Gael Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, officially opened the Coomacheo and Curragh Wind Farms at Curragh Mountain, situated between Ballyvourney and Millstreet, Co. Cork on Friday (04/09/09)

The official opening marks the commission by Airtricity of the 18-turbine Coomacheo Wind Farm, and the completion of its 8-turbine Curragh Wind Farm extension.

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Frank Riordan

He and Neily Lehane in the late sixties they formed a Club and a Gaelic Football team
And the Football Club they christened Slanan Rovers and Cloghoula people back then had a dream
That they might one day be Duhallow Champions but to win in any grade quite hard to do
And though out of dreams great ideas have been born dreams are dreams and they don’t always come true.

Frank Riordan was the President of Slanan Rovers and of the honour he felt very proud
And of the footballers who wore the Slanan jersey he spoke in glowing terms and sang their praises loud
And with help from the likes of Joe and Noel Buckley, Danny Healy and Dave Sheehan as well as many others who rallied around
A football club was thriving in Cloghoula and many willing helpers to be found.

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1911 Census for Millstreet

An example of a local Census Return Form from 1911
The 1911 Census Return for the O’Riordan family who lived at the corner of Mill Lane and Main Street, Millstreet

Recently I became aware that the 1911 Census has been published online at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie. So if you would like to find who was in your house the night of that census, or if you would like to trace your ancestors then this is an interesting place to look. Personally, I have found my own four grandparents and my 7 great grandparents that were still alive then, and some more interesting facts too.

In this census, Millstreet Town is not a district, but is split into two separate DEDs (District Electoral Divisions): Coomlogane and Drishane from the days of the great houses in town. The full list of local DED’s are:

Caherbarnagh, Coomlogane, Drishane, Kilcorney, CrinalooRathcool,
Keale, Cullen, Skagh (Derinagree), Knocknagree, Rosnalee, Doonasleen

note: the Derragh DED which was in the 1901 census is now gone and is part of the Cullen DED in 1911.

The census was taken on April 2nd 1911.

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Kilford 1 Keim 2

KEIM F. C.by Finbarr O’Riordan

Kilford 1  Keim 2

Keim collected 3 points this Sunday in a close affair. Kilford had the better of the 1st half and took the lead halfway through. Keim were unlucky not to score through Ciaran Patton who went close with a shot.

In the 2nd half Keim started to control the game with good passing and Alan Burton, James Broxton, Ger Lenihan all had efforts saved. Neil Corkery was fouled just outside the box and he picked himself up to take the free kick and dispatch it to the net. With 15 minutes remaining Keim piled on the pressure and Kieran Murphy had an effort well saved. With time running out James Broxton put a ball into the Kilford box and the clearance fell to Finbarr O’Riordan who found the net with a shot that went in off the post. Keim finished out the final minutes to collect the points.

Team:

Denis Kelliher, Sean Fahy, James Cronin, Ciaran Patton, Finbarr O’Riordan, Ger Lenihan, James Broxton, Diarmud Corkery, Donal Corkery, Neil Corkery, Alan Burton.

Subs; Kieran Murphy, Matthew Twomey.