Magnificent Atmosphere at Launch of Smart Store Cooking

Blessed with glorious weather the large attendance enjoyed a supremely enjoyable afternoon outdoors at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu, Minor Row, Millstreet at the official launch of Smart Store Cooking.  Chairman of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Derry Sheehan addressed the large crowd and called upon Eily Buckley to cut the launch ribbon.   Most impressive stalls, lots of delicious food, face painting, music and the Animal Road Show all helped to make the occasion such a wonderful success.   Key Coordinators Joe Fitzgerald and Áine Murphy of Supervalu plus Stephen O’Sullivan of CCC together with members of Millstreet TTA ensured a great occasion where we were delighted to help with the Live Facebook transmission worldwide.   This may be viewed on the Facebook of Millstreet Tidy Town.   Here we share the first of our selections of images from the very memorable and important occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Atmosphere at Launch of Smart Store Cooking”

Hugely Successful MND Fundraising Tea Morning in Millstreet

A wonderfully successful fundraising Tea Morning in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association was held at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Thursday, 21st June 2018.  It was superbly coordinated by the Casey Family and Friends and was enthusiastically supported by a constant flow of people throughout the morning.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive

will take place on

Sunday, 1st July

and will be going through the following areas between 9am and 1pm

Ballydaly,        Millstreet Town,           Lackabawn, Kilcorney,      Moll Carthy’s bridge,    Inchamay, Curraraige ,    Boggeragh Wind Farm,         Nadd,      Lyre,                  Rathcoole,                         Liscahane,    Knocknakilla,   Aubane,                           Laharn,    Horsemount

Enquiries  –  0877023562 or message our Facebook page

Class Visit to Millstreet Museum on Wednesday

We were delighted to welcome the pupils of 3rd and 4th Classes from Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. to Millstreet Museum on Wednesday, 20th June 2018.  Accompanied by their dedicated Teacher – Miss N. Buckley – the children asked the most interesting questions and shared inspiring thoughts during the visit.   Special thanks also to Myra (Assistant Curator) for helping to make the visit wonderfully successful.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Fr. Paddy O’Byrne’s Annual Mass in Tubrid Plus Picnic This Year

On Tuesday, 19th June 2018 Fr. Paddy O’Byrne celebrated his annual Mass at Tubrid marking the anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood in 1960.  People travelled from afar for this special Mass such as Fr. Paddy’s brother Kevin from Skibbereen, his brother Billy from Co. Wicklow and his sister Marie from Kanturk as well as many others such as the son of James O’Sullivan – Matthew who had just arrived back from Thailand.  Patricia Guerin, Breda Fitzgerald and James O’Sullivan added a new dimension this year – a picnic after the Mass creating such an uplifting atmosphere.  Fr. Paddy in his superb homily recalled many wonderful memories and hoped that Our Lady would bring everyone back again for the 2019 occasion in Tubrid.  Here we share a selection of images (11) from the splendid evening.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Fr. Paddy O’Byrne’s Annual Mass in Tubrid Plus Picnic This Year”

Wishing the Very Best of Luck to Chloe and Kevin in Cork on Saturday

Millstreet Community Council wishes the very best of luck to Chloe Collins and Kevin Crowley who will be participating in the Senior Munster Finals versus Kerry in Cork this coming Saturday, 23rd June 2018.   We thank Chairman MCC, Noel Buckley for this special greeting to both outstanding sports people on such a prestigious occasion.  (S.R.)

Ladies Football Final: Cork 5:13 Kerry 2:10 (result)
Men’s Football Final (7pm): Cork v Kerry (Live on RTE 1)

[read more …] “Wishing the Very Best of Luck to Chloe and Kevin in Cork on Saturday”

Colm O’Connor included in “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight at 10:00 we feature an interview with Colm O’Connor who has recently published a superb Novel  “Between the Ears”.   To contact our Show simply text 00353 86 825 0074 (from abroad) or 086 825 0074 from within Ireland.  Alternatively, you may wish to use our live chatroom on the Seán Radley Facebook page.  Happy listening!  (S.R.)  To access our Show log into  www.corkmusicstation.com

Colm O’Connor (on extreme right) is pictured with Margaret Healy and Liam Gallagher in Millstreet Town Park in 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Colm’s superb Novel just published and available at Millstreet Museum, at Wordsworth Bookshop and other outlets as well as online.

 

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual BBQ Car Run on next Sat Evening June 23rd

Millstreet Vintage Club BBQ Run on next Saturday June 23rd,Sign on at Bush Bar from 5.30pm to 6.45pm with take off at 7.00pm,Nice 40km Route laid on followed by BBQ at Moll Carthys Bridge Bar,Great Event always,not to be missed,All Vintage and Classic Cars welcome,for more details Contact John P Kelleher on 087 8300494

 

Magnificent Annual Sporting Occasion in Millstreet Town Park

Many Primary Schools participated enthusiastically in the Annual School Sports held at Millstreet Town Park on Monday, 18th June 2018. Great credit is due to Millstreet Athletic Club for the overall preparation and running of the excellent event. Here we share our first feature of the uplifting event where with some 14 images we meet the Organisers, the young Participants, the Teachers and Parents on a day blessed with excellent weather conditions.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Derrinagree N.S. won the M.J. Riordan Perpetual Cup having scores the most points at the Sports.

[read more …] “Magnificent Annual Sporting Occasion in Millstreet Town Park”

Preparing for Culture Night 2018 in Millstreet

Millstreet Community Council is inviting representatives of Pubs, Clubs,
Groups, Organisations, Businesses and also Individuals interested in
participating in Culture Night on September 21st, the annual all of Ireland
celebration of culture, creativity and the arts to a meeting in the Wallis
Arms Hotel on Tues June 26th at 8pm.   We thank Marie Twomey of Millstreet Pipe Band for this notice.  (S.R.)

Recent Cloghoula Sports & Pattern Day Wonderfully Colourful

The 2018 Annual Cloghoula N.S. Sports and Pattern Day took place in May.  Despite the rather inclement weather there was a superb atmosphere where young people enthusiastically participated in lots of races, games and activities.   Here we share a selection of images from the enjoyable occasion adding a further selection at a later stage.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “Recent Cloghoula Sports & Pattern Day Wonderfully Colourful”

Local Election Boundary Changes

The Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee’s report on the redrawing of Local Electoral Area boundaries was published last night. Millstreet has been in the Kanturk-Mallow Municipal District, but is now looks set to change into the Macroom-Blarney District.

The Electoral Divisions of Caherbarnagh, Coomlogane, and Drishane are the ones that will move to the Macroom District, with Cullen, Dromtarriffe, Rathcoole and Kilcorney  remaining in the Kanturk District.

No matter where they put us, we are out on a limb, but does this mean we are back in Muskerry which Millstreet always was in the past? 😉

[read more …] “Local Election Boundary Changes”

Alan Cadogan Welcomed by Millstreet Camogie Team

On Wednesday, 13th June 2013 (Feast of St. Anthony of Padua) Millstreet Camogie Team extended a royal welcome to Cork Hurling Star Supreme – Alan Cadogan  who participated in a most impressive coaching session followed by the signing of an enormous number of autographs and standing in for numerous photographs.   Alan was most generous with his time, his interest and in his advice.   The overall event was kindly sponsored by CAB Motors, Cork and Millstreet won the recent competition on Facebook with the most “likes” with Deirdre Looney and her Co-workers coordinating the successful project.   Later we shall upload a full pictorial feature but here we share the overall Team Photograph with Alan Cadogan.  Despite the wet and windy conditions in the Town Park it was a most enjoyable occasion with an excellent Barbeque provided by Tony O’Brien and his Team.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “Alan Cadogan Welcomed by Millstreet Camogie Team”

Supreme Champions All on Friday in Newmarket

Sincere congratulations to the Sporting Champions of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. and of Presentation N.S. who were both victorious in their Finals in Newmarket.   Scoil Mhuire BNS in the Duhallow Schools Hurling – Millstreet 3 goals 9 points to Ballyhass 3 goals 5 points.   Presentation N.S. in the Duhallow Schools Camogie A – Millstreet 5 goals 4 points to Rathcoole 5 goals 0 points.  All the Finals took place in Newmarket on Friday, 8th June 2018.   Here we share a selection of images taken when the wonderful Teams with their Teachers and Trainers arrived back in Millstreet.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Supreme Champions All on Friday in Newmarket”

Sincere Thanks to Justin & Niall for “Duhallow Today” – All 27 Issues

We extend sincere thanks to Justin Black and Niall O’Brien together with the many Contributors to “Duhallow Today” over the past 27 issues of this wonderful publication.   Copies of all the issues are archived in Millstreet Museum.  (S.R.)

Community Games at the University of Limerick

Well done to this local group who came 3rd in the U16 National Finals of the Aldi Community Games at the University of Limerick. In the photo are: Clodagh O’Connor Cullen, Claire Lyons Banteer, Maggie Moynihan Cullen, Anna Moynihan Cullen, Jayne Harrington Kanturk, Katie O’Sullivan Cullen, Jack O’Sullivan Cullen. Front: Mary Walsh Cullen, Humphrey Moynihan Cullen, and Ava Thornton Millstreet.

Retirement I.N.T.O. Presentations to Susan & to Mary at Café Aroma

Coordinated by Millstreet INTO – and very especially by Joan O’Mahony and Con Meade – a truly impressive Presentation Ceremony took place on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 at Café Aroma, Minor Row, Millstreet to honour Susan O’Connor and Mary Lynch who following many dedicated years of teaching at Rathcoole N.S. recently retired.  Mary Magner representating the national INTO also addressed the large gathering of Teachers.   Accompanying the Retiring Teachers were their husbands Gerry and DerNoreen, Joan and Staff of Café Aroma prepared a magnificent banquet of delicious food and drinks for the special occasion.  Here we share a selection of images which will help to give an idea of the wonderful atmosphere – joyful, relaxing and uplifting where superbly witty addresses by Joan, Mary (Magner), Mary (Lynch) and Susan were delivered. We extend sincere congratulations to Mary and Susan for a long, healthy and very Happy Retirement.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Retirement I.N.T.O. Presentations to Susan & to Mary at Café Aroma”

Magnificent Open Day at Millstreet Community Hospital on Sunday Afternoon

Sunday, 27th May 2018 marked the wonderfully successful Open Day at St. Joseph’s Millstreet Community Hospital during which Matron Margaret Collins (in red above) and her superb Staff welcomed an enormous assembly of Guests from far and wide including Doctors, Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Cllr. John Paul O’Shea, Noel Buckley (Chairman of Millstreet Community Council), former Staff including Matron Lena…and many relatives of Hospital Residents.   A magnificent barbeque was provided by Jerry P. and James O’Leary & Staff while delicious baking was enjoyed by all with teas and coffee.   Guests were hugely impressed by the guided tour which they received of the Hospital with its most impressive new developments.   Here we share some twenty images of the very special  occasion with its splendid atmosphere….with more to follow later.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Open Day at Millstreet Community Hospital on Sunday Afternoon”

Calendar 2018 Cheque Presented to Millstreet Parish Church Choir

A substantial cheque from the sales of the superb Millstreet Calendar 2018 was this morning (27th May 2018) presented to Millstreet Church Choir after 11:30 Mass in St. Patrick’s Church. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
From left: Marie Twomey (Organiser Supreme of the Annual Millstreet Calendar); Jane Daly (Organist and Conductor of Millstreet Parish Choir) accepting the cheque from Noel Buckley (Chairman, Millstreet Community Council); Margaret Bourke (Officer, Millstreet Community Council).

Rás Tailteann passing through Millstreet today

A few minutes later than scheduled, under blue skies and a temperature of 22C, the Rás Tailteann passed through Millstreet on its way to Mitchelstown.  There was a over a minute gap between the leaders and the main peleton. The Boys National School came up town and created a fantastic atmosphere. Well done everyone that came out !

There’s a number of more videos and photos of the race below:  [read more …] “Rás Tailteann passing through Millstreet today”

Stray White Cat in Mount Leader Estate Area of Millstreet

This very friendly white cat appears to be a stray and has been seen in the Mount Leader, Clara Road area of Millstreet over the past few days. Any information would be appreciated so that we can reunite with its Owner. In the meantime neighbours in the area have been taking good care of the cat. Information please to: millstreetmuseum @eircom.net or to our Comment Page here on the website. Sincere thanks. (S.R.)

Nibbles Closing their Doors 😢

“I regret to announce that Nibbles food emporium is to cease trading with immediate effect.

As a small family business and with 14 years history in Millstreet, it has been a difficult and emotional decision. It has been a hugely rewarding experience and my great pleasure to serve all of our dear customers. Unfortunately during the past few months due to a problematic broken ankle and other minor health reasons, this difficult decision had to be made.  [read more …] “Nibbles Closing their Doors 😢”

“Where the Road Takes Me” – The Butter Road – C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme. (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes a two part
programme on the building of a tourist road between Killarney and Cork in
1748 – 270 years ago almost to the day.

The road which later became known as ‘The Butter Road”, was built by John
Murphy from Cahirciveen, who suffered heavy financial losses as a result..

This week….

* With the aid of Rachel Foley from ‘Ancestors from Ireland’, we
paint a more comprehensive picture of the elusive John Murphy

* At the butter market museum in Shandon, we discover how a failure
to move with the times resulted in the demise of the lucrative butter
business

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – The Butter Road – C103 at 7 This Evening”

Wonderful Success in Castleisland for Danielle & Frank O’Riordan

The Kerry Athletics U9 to U16 Track and Field Championships were held in An Ríocht Castleisland last Saturday and Sunday in the glorious sunshine! Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet both did really well. Frank winning Bronze in the U 13 shot Putt with his best throw this season. His sister Danielle was: 
1st in u13 shot
4th in U13 javelin
2nd u13 relay
1st U 14 Hammer
2nd U14 Discus
3rd in U14 Relay

Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such magnificent achievements in the world of sport.  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Donal Guiney, Drishane Rd.

The death has occurred of Donal Guiney, formely of Knocknangh Kiskeam, Drishane Rd, Millstreet, Cork.

Peacefully in the loving care of St Bernadette’s Ward, Bons Secours Hospital, Cork, in the presence of his loving family, beloved husband of the late Mary(2006), beloved father of Maurice, Karl and David, father in law of Tai, Kelli and Mecker, grandfather of Eoin, Eamonn, Ciarrah and Kjersten, brother to John,Vincent, Patrick, Michael and Sheila and to the late Denis, Con, Eugene and Kathleen, mourned by brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Reposing in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am and burial afterwards in St Catherine’s Cemetery, Ceann Tra, Dingle, arrival at approx 2.30pm. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Cunamh, Bons Secours Hospital, Cork. Ar dheis lamh Dé do raibh a anam. [1]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Donal Guiney, Drishane Rd.”

Storyteller Supreme Jack Healy at Library This Morning

Storyteller Supreme (first from left) Jack Healy provided a most entertaining hour of storytelling at Millstreet Library this morning for a wonderfully appreciative audience. Librarian Grace wished to apologise to anyone who may have thought that the event was to be on Wednesday as Grace just happened to indicate Wednesday on the Parish Newsletter although the date (15th May) was correctly mentioned. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)