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“Mile Twelve” Bluegrass Group from Boston presented an hour long magical music experience in the world of the hugely popular Bluegrass music genre on Thursday, 5th May as part of Bealtaine Festival 2016. A million thanks to Breda at Millstreet Library for according us all such a marvellous privilege hearing this splendid Band and to John Nyham for organising the Irish Tour of these wonderfully talented Musicians. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

2Bluegrass Music Magic at Library 2016 -6003Bluegrass Music Magic at Library 2016 -6004Bluegrass Music Magic at Library 2016 -6006Bluegrass Music Magic at Library 2016 -600 We accorded our distinguished Visitors a tour of Millstreet Museum after which they enjoyed refreshments in the Library.  On my “Radio Treasures” programme on Cork Music Station next Tuesday at 10.30pm I shall be sharing some of their superb music as well as an interview with the very talented young people. continue reading…

The Coordinators of the recent church gate collection in Millstreet Parish in aid of the Disabled Drivers’ Association wish to express sincere thanks for the excellent amount collected of €1,258.24 plus an extra €60.00 from the various collection boxes in the shops.  We thank Mary and also Sheila O’Donoghue (Hon. Sec.) for this important update.  (S.R.)

The Friday evening Mass at 7.30 (Anniversary Mass of the late Tom and Abina Radley of The Square) is now rescheduled to 10 a.m. on this Friday,  6th May 2016.   There will be no 7.30pm Mass on this Friday.  (S.R.)

We thank Breda at Millstreet Library for the interesting notice.  (S.R.)

We thank Breda at Millstreet Library for the interesting notice.  Last year’s Bluegrass Musical Group was truly superb and undoubtedly this new Group will also be splendid.  Click on the Poster to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Curator may be contacted by emailing millstreetmuseum @eircom.net - Click on the Notice to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Curator may be contacted by emailing millstreetmuseum @eircom.netClick on the Notice to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” tonight from 9.30pm to 11.00pm…All most welcome….Special interview at 10pm with John Murphy, Ballinamona (near Mallow) re the Margaret Murphy Memorial Fund ….and more …lots more including a further preview of “Round the Fireside” re Bealtaine Festival.Tonight’s programme also places focus on the many recent updates of events and happenings in the Millstreet area.   We also include our “Fascinating Facts” feature blended with a sprinkling of humour!   As today marks the birthday of the late Bing Crosby – we include quite a few of Bing’s songs.  And lots more great music.  Feel welcome to text the programme or send a message to the “Seán Radley” Facebook Page.   To access just log into www.corkmusicstation.com .  Happy Listening!    (S.R.)

One of the many events promoting the Margaret Murphy Memorial Fund for CUH. Click on the poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

One of the many events promoting the Margaret Murphy Memorial Fund for CUH. Click on the poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

Nora O'Sullivan,Laught,Rathcoole pictured with her teacher Noreen O'Connor presenting her with her High achievement certificate for Tin Whistle for 2015 from Cork County School of Music. (Picture courtesy of Sheila Fitzgerald)

Nora O’Sullivan,Laught,Rathcoole pictured with her teacher Noreen O’Connor presenting her with her High achievement certificate for Tin Whistle for 2015 from Cork County School of Music.  (Picture courtesy of Sheila Fitzgerald)  Sincere congratulations to Nora on such a prestigious achievement.  (S.R.)

Pieta_House_-_Darkness_into_Light-2285-600‘Darkness into Light’ annual 5k walk in Killarney in aid of Pieta House takes places on Saturday May 7th at 4.15am. Bus departing Millstreet at 2.30am. To book your seat please contact Marie 087 2802529.  We thank Marie Twomey, Priest Cross for the important praiseworthy notice.  (S.R.)

Joe Fitzgerald of Supervalu, Minor Row, Millstreet is certainly encouraging the Summer this rather chilly weekend!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Joe Fitzgerald of Supervalu, Minor Row, Millstreet is certainly encouraging the Summer this rather chilly weekend! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

2Joe Fitzgerald of Supervalu encouraging  summer weather -6003Joe Fitzgerald of Supervalu encouraging  summer weather -600It was a ticket bought at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu which realised €65,000.00 for a lucky winner in yesterday’s “Telly Bingo”. continue reading…

Congratulations to Justin, Niall and the various Contributors on the wonderfully colourful May issue of "Duhallow Today" which also includes historic photographs from Millstreet Museum Archive. The Free issues are now available throughout Duhallow and may also be read online on the Duhallow Today website. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Congratulations to Justin, Niall and the various Contributors on the wonderfully colourful May issue of “Duhallow Today” which also includes historic photographs from Millstreet Museum Archive. The Free issues are now available throughout Duhallow and may also be read online on the Duhallow Today website. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Visitors from Sacramento, California, USA at Millstreet Museum today tracing O'Leary Roots from the 18th Century.  Delighted also to greet local young people who recognised links to their Family at the Museum.  And sincere congratulations to the Gilbourne Family of Killarney Road, Millstreet on being featured in such fashionable style in yesterday's front page in glorious colour of the prestigious "Irish Times" having been photographed at Punchestown Races.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Visitors from Sacramento, California, USA at Millstreet Museum today tracing O’Leary Roots from the 18th Century. Delighted also to greet local young people who recognised links to their Family at the Museum. And sincere congratulations to the Gilbourne Family of Killarney Road, Millstreet on being featured in such fashionable style in yesterday’s front page in glorious colour on the prestigious “Irish Times” having been photographed at Punchestown Races. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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2016-04-29 TellyBingo won in MillstreetSomeone in Millstreet may have won the Snowball prize of €65,000 on Telly Bingo today.

The lucky winning ticket was bought in SuperValu, Millstreet.

Today’s Telly Bingo can be viewed on the RTÉ Player.

(thanks to Shane for letting us know)

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A wide variety of wonderful poems by such Poets as Bernard O'Donoghue, Karen O'Connor and the late Marie Ryan were share at Millstreet Library on Thursday, 29th April 2016 in "Poetry Revolution".

A wide variety of wonderful poems by such Poets as Bernard O’Donoghue, Karen O’Connor and the late Marie Ryan were shared at Millstreet Library on Thursday, 28th April 2016 in “Poetry Revolution”. Click on picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Getting ahead when it comes to telephony in Millstreet has always been a struggle, but it hasn’t always been because of our location. In 1924, when twenty subscribers were needed to get the first phones to Millstreet, we couldn’t get enough subscribers. Now we have more mobile phones than people! Below are some extracts of some Dáil debates on how we were faring:


Friday, 7th March 1924, in Dáil Éireann Debate, our local Labour TD Thomas Nagle was asking when phone services would arrive in Millstreet:

TOMAS DE NOGLA:     asked the Postmaster-General if he has considered the application of residents of the town and district of Millstreet, Co. Cork, for telephone installations, and if he intends to meet the wishes of these people.

POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. J.J. Walsh):     In response to an application for a telephone service from a resident of the town of Millstreet a canvass for telephone subscribers was recently undertaken, but the amount of support forthcoming was so small as not to warrant the heavy expense which would be incurred in extending the system to Millstreet and opening an Exchange at that place. continue reading…

We thank Breda for the Poster.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Breda for the Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Tom has uploaded a very nice video, looking at the O’ Sullivan Beara Walk over the New Footbridge at the Boeing, Dromsicane, Co Cork. (TMC Photography)

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The May Issue of "Duhallow Today" will be available throughout Duhallow at the beginning of May.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The May Issue of “Duhallow Today” will be available throughout Duhallow at the beginning of May. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Pitch & Putt ClubCoaching on Thursday 28 AprilThursday 5 May. Juveniles 6-7 p.m.  Adults 7-8p.m. All welcome.  We thank Pat Breen for this notice.  (S.R.)

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Preparing the May 2016 issue of "Duhallow Today" - Justin Black and Niall O'Brien. Issue 1 was a superb success with many commenting on the excellent design, splendid photography and excellent articles. to access further information click on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Duhallow-Today-176862576007425/ (S.R.)

Preparing the May 2016 issue of “Duhallow Today”Justin Black and Niall O’Brien. Issue 1 was a superb success with many commenting on the excellent design, splendid photography and excellent articles. One may also read Issue 1 online.  To access further information click on the following link:  (S.R.)

https://www.facebook.com/Duhallow-Today-176862576007425/

We had a wonderful “Messy Hands” session at Millstreet Parent & Toddler Group today. The children really enjoyed all of the creative, very messy activities!! Thank you to Esther and Catherine from messyhands.ie and to all who joined in the fun today! Lavinia (Lots of photos below)

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So the final count is done and I just want to thank everyone that helped out for Legless Stretcher Race!

Thanks to all the generosity of everyone mentioned here and all the individual donations I have received, I am delighted to announce that I have raised a total of €4490!

I want to begin with the biggest thanks to Donagh Tarrant who helped me come up with the idea!

I want to say thanks to Corkery‘s Bar, Malpaso, McCarthys, Clara InnWallis Arms Millstreet TownTarrant’s Bridge Bar and Bush Bar for co-operating with the event, entering a team and sponsoring all the drink!

A massive thanks to the overwhelming generosity of so many other local businesses, who sponsored either a team or a spot prize: Kelcro Transport (Cork) LtdUptowngirls BeautystudioReensPharmacy Millstreet, O’Regans Mills, O’Flynn Medical, Casey Carpentery, Motor Factors, FDC Accountants, O’ Hanlons, Duggans Hardware, Mill Oils, Celtic Rewinds, North Cork Co-Op, O’ Sullivan Electrical, Millstreet VeterinaryGroup, Fleming’s Pub, Pat Randles, Razor Sharp Barbers, Christys, Araglin Bar, John MoynihanRallying, Dan Dennehy Haulage, Alex Twomey, M&M CreanCollinsTransport, Noirins Millstreet. Graces, Seanie Barrett Electrical, JJ’s AppliancesColemanTony O’Brien Master ButchersTir Na NogCafé-Aroma MillstreetSupervalu O’Keeffe’s MillstreetO’ Leary’s Family Butchers,Gilded ScissorGuysandDolls HairSalonCreative StylesEurostyles hair salonInstyleHairdesign MillstreetNibblesMulcahys Pharmacy Millstreet,Collins Filling Station, Wordsworth MillstreetMccaulsOf MillstreetMunster Fire & SafetyLoft Millstreet Pat Sheehan, K&L, Murphy Furniture, Garden of Eve and Denis Kelleher & Sons Ltd., Pat Kelleher, Jack Murphy, Jerry Cronin, Pat Cremin, Angland’s, James Collins.

Thanks to each of the volunteers on the day, The Stewards: Katie Kelleher,Katelynn MurphyDeirdre Ní MhiachLiam Ó hÉalaightheDavid Kelleher,Ciarán Murphy and Siobhan Ni Thorainn, The Timekeepers: Sheila Barrettand Roslyn Kelleher, The Pubwatchers: David O’ Mahony, Patrick Looney,Deborah Barrett O’Leary, Catherine ClearyLaura O’ SheaDenise Mc and Helen Murphy, The DJ: Kieran Sheahan, Commentary: Noel Buckley, The Raffle Ticket Sellers: Amy O’Sullivan and Ava Barry and to Duggans for opening their car park.

Thanks to the most generous response I could have ever asked for from the people of Millstreet Town for their donations and support in recent weeks and on the day. Thanks to Seán Radley for taking photos and Brian O’Leary for some brilliant art work, Mikey Omahony for sacraficing his head of hair andGuysandDolls HairSalon for getting rid of it all.

Finally, thanks to Connie Hickey for all his help and to all members of the 22 teams that took part on the day, making a smashing effort and making it one of the best days in town in a long time!

Thanks so much to everyone!!

Linda O’Mahony

We thank Teddy for his much appreciated support for our Millstreet Website.  Click on the notice to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Teddy for his much appreciated support for our Millstreet Website. Click on the notice to enlarge. (S.R.)

The Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School (with some members Staff also) participated in an inspirational Sleepout 2016 to focus attention on Migration. Thankfully favourable weather conditions for the superb Group helped All to meet the very real challenge. Sincere congratulations to everyone involved in this excellent annual project. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

The Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School (with some members of Staff also) participated in an inspirational Sleepout 2016 to focus attention on Migration last night (17th/18th April). Thankfully favourable weather conditions for the superb Group helped All to meet the very real challenge. Sincere congratulations to everyone involved in this excellent annual project. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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The wonderfully creative advertisement for today's much anticipated event at "The Bush Bar" Millstreet in aid of Linda O'Mahony's inspiring volunteering work abroad in April 2016. Every success. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Artist Supreme, Brian O’Leary‘s wonderfully creative promotion for today’s much anticipated event at “The Bush Bar” Millstreet in aid of Linda O’Mahony’s inspiring volunteering work abroad in 2016. Every success. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Disabled Drivers Collection

The Disabled Drivers Association will hold their annual church gate collection prior to Masses in Millstreet, Ballydaly and Cullen this weekend April 16/17.    The support of the public would be greatly appreciated.  (We thank John Tarrant for this reminder – S.R.)

5Steam Train Visits Millstreet 10th May 2015 -800The Irish Examiner reports this morning that on December 8th 2013, two trains travelling towards each other on the same track on the Mallow-Killarney railway line narrowly avoided a head-on collision when they came to a stop just 175 metres apart at Millstreet station.

It reports that the cause was that one of the drivers failed to stop at warning signals. An accident was only prevented after a signal controller became aware of the danger and contacted the drivers to stop their trains. Read the full story on today’s Irish Examiner, and the investigation report below.


In 1964 there was another nearly head-on collision at Millstreet Station this time involving a runaway train:

On the night of Monday May 11 1964 a special goods train was derailed at Millstreet and blocked the Mallow-Tralee line. The special was headed by loco A54 and had originated at the Rathmore siding of Messrs Fry-Cadbury where it was loaded with chocolate crumb. It was scheduled to cross the 02:25 Mallow-Tralee mail goods at Millstreet but seemingly got out of control on the two mile fall at 1 in 154/124 approaching the station. The Millstreet signalman, fearing a collision between the runaway and the mail goods, continue reading…

The bunch of Keys which was found at the weekend in the Car Park of Tubrid Holy Well, Millstreet was reclaimed today.  (S.R.)

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  (S.R.)

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. (S.R.)

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Residents and Visitors at the Cannon O'Donovan CentreMILLSTREET HOUSING
CANON O DONOVAN CENTRE

We are planning to build 6 houses in the near future to add to our existing stock of 10 semi-sheltered houses. This project will be completed in 2016. If you live in Millstreet or the Duhallow area and are interested, now is the time to apply. Maybe you know a family member or a neighbour who would find semi sheltered housing suitable for their needs, Contact us immediately to get your name on a waiting list – applications forms are available by writing to Millstreet Day-Care Centre or by phoning 029-70926 between 9am and 4pm Monday – Thursday.