Derrinagree National School’s 3rd Green Flag award!

Derrinagree National School’s 3rd Green Flag award! Cathal, Una & Elizabeth race back to school having received their 3rd Green Flag at an Awards Ceremony in Cork today! A wonderful achievement! Well done to the Water Committee & the rest of the school in their role as Leaky Detectives!
[read more …] “Derrinagree National School’s 3rd Green Flag award!”

Annual Good Friday Table Quiz in Aubane

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.


Death Notice: Kathleen Scanlon, late of Clonbanin

The death has occurred of Kathleen SCANLON (née Hartnett), Crossfield, Ballyclough and late of Drominagh, Clonbanin, Mallow.
Peacefully in the excellent care of the staff at Padre Pio Nursing Home Churchtown.
Beloved wife of the late Jimmy and sister of the late Dan, Peg, Noreen, Tadgh, Con and Mary-Teresa. Deeply regretted by her loving sister Breeda Cronin (Clonbanin Cross), brother Seamus ( USA), sister in law Pauline ( Donoughmore and Banteer), nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours especially her kind neighbour Eamon Crowley. Requeiscat in pace.
Lying in repose at O’Callaghan’s Funeral Chapel Ballyclough on Thursday from 7pm followed by removal at 8pm to St. John the Baptist Church, Ballyclough. Requeim Mass on Friday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mallow.

Success for Local Rally Crews at the West Cork Rally

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.

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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 Clonbanin Ambush Play

1921-03-07 Front Page of the New York Times - Report on Clonbanin AmbushSteven O’ Riordan is fundraising to help him complete a newly discovered but unfinished play on the Clonbanin Ambush that has been found in an attic twenty five years after the writer’s death.

The Clonbanin Ambush was written by Cork native Bill Cody, also known as Patrick Vaughan contributor to the Corkman and the initial seeds for this play were sown almost 70 years ago through his encounter with an IRA veteran. It examines the circumstances surrounding a famous IRA ambush of the War of Independence where a large party of Volunteers from Cork and Kerry ambushed a party of British army soldiers in 1921 resulting in the death of the decorated British Brigadier-General Hanway Robert Cumming.

Discovered among Bill’s papers were two copybooks of fascinating historical, dramatic and poetic material dealing with the ambush that lay incomplete at the time of Bill’s death. In this time of seismic Irish revolutionary centenaries the play deserves and demands to be finished to do justice not just to the playwright but to the men who fought and died that day at Clonbanin. [read more …] “The Clonbanin Ambush Play”

1916: Mrs Hanna Quinlan, Island House

Mrs Hanna Quinlan, Island House

On Thursday the 9th Inst, the remains of the late much esteemed and deservedly respected lady, Mrs Hannah Quinlan, wife of Mr William Quinlan, were removed from the family residence, Island House, Derinagree, for interment at Dromtariffe cemetery. She died on Tuesday fortified by the rights of Holy Church of which she was a most zealous and exemplary member all her life. The funeral was large and representative, testifying in a striking manner to the popilarity of the deceased and to the sympathy which goes forth to her family in their affliction.

The clergy present were – very Rev. Canon Casey, PP VF Millstreet; Very Rev P White PP Dromtariffe; Rev — Scanlon CC Millstreet; Rev P Keane CC Dromtariffe.
The chief mourners were: Mr Wm. Quinlan (husband), Michael and Patrick Quinlan (sons), Mrs Ellen O’Sullivan, Cork, and Mrs Jane (??) O’Mahony, Millstreet (daughters), [read more …] “1916: Mrs Hanna Quinlan, Island House”

Death Notice: Mary Allen, Dublin & Derinagree

Mary Allen (nèe Kelleher) late of Marley Grange, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 and formerly of Moher, Derinagree, Co. Cork died on 25th February, 2016, in the tender, loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Tallaght Hospital, beloved wife of the late Jack and loving sister of the late Nora, Eileen, Kathleen, John and Con; she will be sadly missed by her daughter Antoinette, son-in-law Philip, adored grandchildren Sarah, Laura, Helena and Daragh, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

There will be a gathering for family and friends, with prayers, on Monday evening, 29th February, from 6pm to 7pm, at Colliers Funeral Home, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray. Requiem Mass on Tuesday, 1st March, at 10am in the Church of the Divine Word, Marley Rise, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 followed by burial in Mount Venus Cemetery, Rockbrook, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. May she rest in peace.

Derrinagree N.S. and Tesco Community Funding Project

The following notice and picture arrived from Irene.  (S.R.):Derrinagree Tesco-600
Derrinagree National School has been selected by TESCO MALLOW as one of its community funding projects. For the next 8 weeks we will have a cylinder inside the door in Tesco Mallow. At the checkout shoppers take the blue tokens and drop them into their nominated cylinder.
A sum of money is divided between the 3 projects and at the end of the 8 weeks the group with the most votes gets the largest share.
Please spread the word to any friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues who shop in Tesco Mallow to please support us.
Thank you!”

Derinagree NS at Roddy Doyle’s FIGHTING WORDS Workshop

2015-09-25 Derinagree NS at Fighting Words Bookshop in Dublin for a creative writing workshop__rszSenior classes in Derinagree NS were invited to a creative writing workshop at Fighting Words in Dublin last Friday Sept 25th. They had a wonderful experience & returned home eager to put pen to paper!
Fighting Words was established by Roddy Doyle & Sean Love. Roddy wasn’t there on the day of our visit, but the organisers kindly agreed to ask him (nicely) to sign the books we hauled to Dublin!!
The rest of the glorioius day was spent walking the streets of our capital city, feeling proud of the Radley family’s majestic Spire, soaking up the history surrounding us as we passed the Half-Penny bridge, climbed the steps to the Papal Cross, admired The Aras & The American Ambassador’s residence & stopped for a [read more …] “Derinagree NS at Roddy Doyle’s FIGHTING WORDS Workshop”

Derrinagree Parents Association Expresses Sincere Thanks

“A HUGE thank you to everyone for all your help & support on Saturday. It was a lovely, enjoyable morning and a tremendous success. Your support is greatly appreciated…. Derrinagree Parents Association ” writes Irene following  the 
clothes collection & coffee morning which was held on Saturday, 19th Sept. from 11.00 a.m. until 1.00 pm. and which  is a major fundraiser for Derrinagree N.S..  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Kitty Falvey, Gurrane

FALVEY (Gurrane, Dromagh, and Ballymacoda): On September 10, 2015 peacefully in the excellent care of the doctors, nurses and staff of Teach Altra Nursing Home, Newmarket, KITTY (née Pigott), predeceased by her loving husband John. Sadly missed by her nephews Michael and Pat, their wives Mairéad and Noreen, niece Cathy, grandnepehw Michael, grandnieces Maria, Jane and Emer, sister-in-law Eileen and the Reardon family, Ballymacoda, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.
Reposing on this Friday evening in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet from 5.30pm. Removal at 7pm to the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Saturday, at 11am and burial afterwards in Cullen Old Cemetery.

LTV2 Millstreet – Programme 257 now Online

LTV2 Millstreet Programme 257 is now Online, on our latest Programme we go to a Tea Dance and Show held recently out in Cullen, we take a look at over 60 years of History on the recently closed Derinagree Post Office, plus we have an Interview and Music from Country and Western Star Gerry Guthrie, we hope you enjoy the Programme.


Dr. Barry Cotter – First Doctor in Melbourne

Hello to the Millstreet community,

I wanted to let you know that I have finished researching and writing the biography of Dr Barry Cotter, first doctor in Melbourne, Australia, who was born in Millstreet in 1807. The biography is available here,  I received news this week that The National Library of Australia is going to archive the website into its online collection, so I’m pretty excited about that. Thanks again to the Aubane Historical Society, especially Jack Lane and Alan Brick who were so generous in supplying information.

I look forward to any comments from members of the Millstreet community about the website. cheers, from Moira McAlister <email>

Death Notice: Fr.Peter Cronin, Clonbanin and Liverpool

CRONIN Very Rev Fr PETER (Clonbanin Cross and the Archdiocese of Liverpool): On May 2, 2015, in his 98th year, peacefully, in the exceptional care of the staff of Ince Blundell Hall Nursing Home, Liverpool, beloved brother of the late Pat, John, Mike, Jerh, Tim (Br Tadhg), Christy, Sr Declan, Sr Peter and his twin Andrew. Dearly missed by his loving family, his sister-in-law Breeda Cronin, adoring nephews and nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews, Archbishop McMahon of Liverpool, fellow clergy, former parishioners, neighbours and friends. Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on tomorrow, Tuesday, followed by removal to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11.30am, followed by burial in Dromtariffe New Cemetery.

Sincere Congratulations to Christina on a Very Happy Retirement

Pictured with members of her Family - Christina O'Connell has just retired from Derrinagree Post Office and her most welcoming Shop following most magnificent and dedicated service to the public since 1951! Many presentations have taken place in recent days including the celebration of Mass and School Reception in Derrinagree on Friday, 8th May 2015. LTV2 Millstreet recorded a special feature on the final day of totally dedicated service. Sincere congratulations to Christina on a long, healthy and very happy retirement. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Pictured with members of her Family – Christina O’Connell has just retired from Derrinagree Post Office and her wonderfully welcoming Shop following most magnificent and dedicated service to the public since 1951! Many presentations have taken place in recent days including the celebration of Mass and School Reception in Derrinagree on Friday, 8th May 2015. LTV2 Millstreet recorded a special feature on the final day of totally dedicated service. Sincere congratulations to Christina on a long, healthy and very happy retirement. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)



Derinagree Post Office [GMaps]

LTV2 Millstreet Programme 250 (Highlights over the last 10 Years of Broadcasting by LTV2 Millstreet)

LTV2 Millstreet Milestone 250th Programme is now online, in this Historic Programme we take a look at some Highlights from the past 10 Years of Broadcasting since we were formed as a Group, some of the items featured in this Programme includes an Interview with Maureen O`Hara, a look back at the Westlife Concert held in Green Glens back in 2006, we have some music from Knocknagree and Cullen, some Cork 20 action from 2005,we take a look at the FICC Rally held in Millstreet back in 2007 along with other memories as well.

The LTV2 Millstreet Crew would like to thank the support we have got over the past 10 years and are glad to have brought  Entertainment to many people in that time and hopefully we can continue this for many years to come, Happy Viewing.