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On Tuesday, 26th May 2015 Eileen Creedon officially launched the new hugely impressive Sculpture Park featuring "Unknown Creatures in a Known Environment" (described below by Artist Supreme Kevin McMahon LSAD Graduate and past pupil of Millstreet Community School).  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

On Tuesday, 26th May 2015 Eileen O’Sullivan (nee Creedon) of the School Board of Management officially launched at Millstreet Community School the new hugely impressive Sculpture Park featuring “Unknown Creatures in a Known Environment” (described below by Artist Supreme Kevin McMahon LSAD Graduate and past pupil of Millstreet Community School). Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

18Art Sculpture Park Launch at MCS May 2015 -80014Art Sculpture Park Launch at MCS May 2015 -8002Art Sculpture Park Launch at MCS May 2015 -800Kevin who has been such a wonderfully dedicated Artist-in-residence at Millstreet Community School describes the overall project in which the enthusiastic Transition Years Students participated.   We also share 22 more images of the historic event which was blessed with glorious sunshine.  Sculptor Supreme, Kevin writes:

“When six months ago I got a call from Mr.Fraser with the proposed project I was very excited and very grateful of the opportunity to come back to Millstreet school and work in the environment that I grew up in. Mr.Fraser and I discussed the project and came up with a brief for the students. The brief was simple but broad. It was for the class of 13 to design, develop and build a group of creatures that interact with each other and the environment of the school grounds. I met the students and we started brainstorming. A plan slowly started to develop from lots of different areas, such as squid creatures, an alien crash site, coconut monsters and tree like creatures. We had ideas of functional creatures that doubled as seating areas and a fantastical two headed creature that would chase itself in a circle. We settled on a preditor prey situation, where two Aligatyres ambush a Cementapede that is erupting from the ground. continue reading…

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St. Anna’s Church and Graveyard, with Clara Mountain in the background

St Anna’s church was built in 1798 on the site provided by the local landlord J. Wallis of Drishane Castle. In the period 1807-1814, the church was enlarged and a belfry added. The church building covered an area of approximately 1,500 square feet (175 sq m) and had the capacity to seat 70-80 people. An 1835 Church report stated that, on average, 60 people attended the weekly service. Due to the gradual decline of the local Church of Ireland population from the 1800’s, the parish of Drishane with its church, St. Anna’s was eventually united with the nearby parish of Dromtariffe in 1904. Thereafter, church services became less frequent in Millstreet. The last religious service held in St Anna’s was in the late 1930’s and it was officially closed for public worship on 16th November 1958. The following year the continue reading…

“Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com this Tuesday night (26th May 2015) from 9.30pm to 11.00pm features the superb Petersens Bluegrass Group from Missouri, USA (pictured below) who recently performed during the Bealtaine Festival at Millstreet Library.  We also hear about Walt Disney’s visit to Ireland in the middle of the 1900s.  We share a variety of the very best music and song and we feature interesting facts and news.   If you get an opportunity you are very welcome to tune in whenever.   You may also make contact with the programme by texting or by chatting online in the Seán Radley Facebook page.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)3Petersens Bluegrass Group perform at Millstreet Library 2015 -8004Petersens Bluegrass Group perform at Millstreet Library 2015 -8002Petersens Bluegrass Group perform at Millstreet Library 2015 -800

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Two bedroom apartment for rent in Millstreet town centre

For details contact 0879379269

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Fr Jerry O'Mahony 1934-2015O’MAHONY: Millstreet & Leeds:

Rev. Jerry O’Mahony, retired Parish Priest of Iikley,  Diocese of Leeds – son of the late Daniel and Catherine O’Mahony, Main Street, Millstreet.

Sadly missed by his loving family – brothers Cornelius and Donie, sister Margaret, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Sunday (24th May) from 6.00 – 8.00p.m. followed by Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  Requiem Mass on Monday (25th May) at 11.00 a.m. followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

 

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It is with sadness that the Diocese of Leeds announces the death of Fr Jerry O’Mahony. Fr Jerry was born at Main Street, Millstreet, Co. Cork on 11th September 1934. He studied for the priesthood at All Hallows’ College, Dublin and was ordained on 22nd June 1958.

Arriving in England he was appointed Assistant Priest in St.Joseph’s, Bradford where he served for four years before he was appointed to serve in St. Joseph’s, Castleford. His curacy there lasted for six years and in 1966 he was transferred to St. Malachy’s, Halifax. Five years later he served his final curacy in St Peter’s, Doncaster. In October 1973 Fr Jerry became Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, Sowerby Bridge where he enjoyed thirteen years. Three years as Parish Priest of St. Edmund’s, Airedale (Castleford) followed before transferring to Holy Spirit, Heckmondwike where he served for five years until 1996.

His final parish was English Martyrs, Addingham where he was Parish Priest for sixteen years until his retirement in 2012.

Fr Jerry retired to the newly developed flats in the Manor House, Otley where he lived alongside several other retired priests until his recent illness.

The following arrangements have been made for his funeral.

Thursday 21st May, 7pm English Martyrs Church, Addingham. Reception of the body and Mass.

Friday 22nd May, 12 noon Leeds Cathedral. Requiem Mass celebrated by the Bishop.

Monday 25th May, 11am St Patrick’s Church, MillStreet Co. Cork. Requiem Mass followed by interment into the family grave.

from the DioceseOfLeeds.org.uk

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rip.ie (22nd May):
(Millstreet and Leeds) On April 25, 2015, peacefully, REV. JERRY O’MAHONY, retired parish priest of Iikley, Diocese of Leeds, son of the late Daniel and Catherine O’Mahony, Main Street, Millstreet. Sadly missed by his loving family, brothers Cornelius and Donie and sister Margaret, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Reposing at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet on tomorrow, Sunday, from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

This RTÉ News report by Colm Connolly and Tom McSweeney shows the preparations under way in Millstreet during the week leading up to the Eurovision in 1993.

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Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Tonight “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com is back again where our features include JD Kelleher’s Current Top 30 HitLove will tear us apart” (10.00pm slot) and we review this week’s “Ireland’s Own” which includes a splendid feature on “Pat Max and the Specialists” – a much loved and renowned local Showband (10.15pm slot).   And there will definitely have to be a few heart themed songs and music where I hope to express sincere appreciation to the amazing number of people who have been in contact with such supportive messages, thoughts and prayers over the past fortnight during the medical procedure I was experiencing.

Please join us for the weekly programme which is broadcast on Tuesdays 9.30 to 11.00 p.m. (Irish Time).

Happy listening!  (S.R.)

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A special message from Eileen O’Riordan.  “I’m just wondering if you have seen the window of the Lighthouse at The Square, Millstreet? The charity “Christian Aid” is 70 years helping the poor and needy around the world.   With full premission from Colemans we have decided to have a Cake Sale outside Coleman’s shop this Saturday (16th May 2015) starting at 10.30 am.   The wider community have come on board too in the baking of cakes. All the money raised for Christian Aid is going to Nepal.  So come along if you can and tell your friends too.  I think it’s a very worthy cause . God Bless, Eileen”.

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Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

 

Some of the many participants who have been attending a truly excellent Arthritis Workshop at Millstreet Community School for the past five Thursdays.   The superb coordinators (seated third and fourth from left) Marie and Josephine from the Kingdom of Kerry have shared hugely helpful hints, suggestions, action plans and provided such an optimistic approach to the management of Arthritis.  The overall Workshop - one of many which occur throughout Ireland is under the auspices of Arthritis Ireland Foundation.   Very special word of thanks to Marie and Josephine and also to Margaret Crean of Millstreet who has motivated the establishment of the   most useful Workshop in Millstreet.   The Workshop concludes this coming Thursday.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Some of the many enthusiastic participants who have been attending a truly excellent Arthritis Workshop at Millstreet Community School for the past five Thursdays. The superb coordinators (seated third and fourth from left) Marie and Josephine from the Kingdom of Kerry have shared hugely helpful hints, suggestions, action plans and provided such an optimistic approach to the management of Arthritis. The overall Workshop – one of many which occur throughout Ireland – is under the auspices of Arthritis Ireland Foundation. Very special word of thanks to Marie and Josephine and also to Margaret Crean of Millstreet who has motivated the establishment of this most useful Workshop in Millstreet. The Workshop concludes this evening (Thursday). Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Photos of the steam engine and the driver in the teeming rain at Millstreet Railway Station yesterday – by Tom from TMC Photography Cork

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On an historic day in Millstreet (Sunday 10th May 2015) when a wonderful celebratory parade in honour of All-Ireland winners Chloe Barrett, Megan Lehane and Linda Desmond, an enthusiastic welcome awaited the superb Steam Train (despite the constant rain!) arriving in Millstreet Station from Cork.  It remained at the 1853 Station for almost ten minutes.  Later on its return journed it passed through with its marvellous steam, its nostalgic whistle sound and its trul elegant movement.   It's been several years since we last witnessed a Steam Train in Millstreet.   LTV2 Millstreet recorded the magnificent event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

On an historic day in Millstreet (Sunday 10th May 2015) when a wonderful celebratory parade in honour of All-Ireland winners Chloe Barrett, Megan Lehane and Linda Desmond took place, an enthusiastic welcome awaited the superb Steam Train (despite the constant rain!) arriving in Millstreet Station from Cork. It remained at the 1853 Station for almost ten minutes. Later on its return journey it passed through with its marvellous steam, its nostalgic whistle sound and its truly elegant movement. It’s been several years since we last witnessed a Steam Train in Millstreet. LTV2 Millstreet recorded the magnificent event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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merlin85As part of the RPSI South Munster Railtour the #85 Steam Locomotice ‘Merlin’ (pictured right) will be in Millstreet Railway Station today from 14:11 to 14:21 on its way to Killarney, and will pass through on its way back to Mallow at about 17:15.

Details from Steam Trains Ireland and the Wanderer Photos
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It wasn’t Merlin #85 that turned up after all :-(, but in terrible conditions there was a nice crowd there to greet the continue reading…

Kanturk's Open Doors Group and Australian relatives of the late Jim Forde, Austalia and Liscahane, Millstreet.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Kanturk’s Open Door Women’s Group and Australian relatives of the late Jim Forde, Austalia and Liscahane, Millstreet……All visiting Millstreet Museum on 5th May 2015.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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“Radio Treasures”  on Cork Music Station www.corkmusicstation.com at 9.30pm until 11.00pm tonight, Tuesday, 5th May. 2015.  Tonight’s programme includes a wide variety of uplifting music and song including Bridie Gallagher, John McCormack and Ruby Murray.  The weekly programme will be taking a break for awhile and will hopefully return again with lots of new interviews and musical treasures.   To our many dedicated Listeners, DJ Team and Cork Music Station Coordinator, William Fitzgerald – a million thanks for such appreciated support and encouragement regarding our sincere involvement on our online digital Radio Station.  (S.R.)

From "Maria's Bridesmaids" in Rathcoole one of the many magnificent styles at the recent TY 2015 Galaxy Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

From “Maria’s Bridesmaids” in Rathcoole one of the many magnificent styles at the recent TY 2015 Galaxy Fashion Show in Millstreet Community School. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Thanks to Orlaith for the Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

2015 Map of Geological Fault Lines of Ireland

The Major Geological Fault Lines of Ireland

The large earthquake in Nepal this last week has been terrible for the people there, but most of us don’t know that in Millstreet, we actually live on a major fault line that was once as active as the any in the world. Referred to as the Killarney-Mallow Fault (KMF), it stretches from the Iveragh Peninsula in Kerry to the other side of Mallow and is the point where two continents were colliding. It is a reverse and thrust fault, and it resulted in folding of the rocks that created all the mountains of south of here.

This all happened 270 million years ago, so thankfully we get no earthquakes these days. The mountains were once almost three times as large, but they have since been weathered and scoured by glaciers during the ice ages, down to their current shapes, while the valleys have been filled in with debris.

Below are detailed maps and explanations and links to further detail: continue reading…

 

GAA Sportsman Supreme, Mark Ellis offically opens the hugely impressive Outdoor Gym's 24 Units at Millstreet Town Park on Friday, evening, 1st May 2015.  MC Noel Collins (on right of Mark) delivered an outstanding address in which he paid very special tribute to the late Town Park Members whose vision and dedication brought our wonderfully superb People's Park to reality.   Lots more pictures to follow later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

GAA Sportsman Supreme, Mark Ellis offically opened the hugely impressive Outdoor Gym’s 24 Units at Millstreet Town Park on Friday, evening, 1st May 2015.  MC Supreme Noel Collins (on right of Mark) delivered an outstanding address in which he paid very special tribute to the late Town Park Committee Members whose vision and dedication brought our wonderfully superb People’s Park to reality. Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. (on extreme right) blessed the splendid new development. Millstreet Pipe Band in full uniform marvellously enhansed the historic occasion as weather conditions necessitated colourful umbrellas.  Brendan Murphy and I recorded for LTV2 Millstreet.  Lots more pictures to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Today is the start of 2015-04-28 Tubrid Holy Well - photo montageMay, the month known as the month of Mary. As is traditional, many people from near and far join in with their families and friends to come to Tubrid Well to pray the Rosary.

This morning (May 1st) there will be a Rosary and May Day Celebration hosted by our Active Retired Group. The Holy Rosary will be recited there every evening at 8pm this month, and all are welcome.

If you can’t make it to Tubrid, you could visit the new Tubrid Holy Well page. There are lots of nice photos, but it’s always better if you can go to the well and pray there in the tranquil surroundings.

The Rounds: In the month of May each year people continue reading…

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Presentation of Kate O'Keeffe's designed very impressive award to one of the wonderfully fit winners at Millstreet Country Park on Sat. 25th April 2015.   Dedicated stewarding along the various cycle routes ensured safety and guidance.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Presentation of Kate O’Keeffe’s designed very impressive award to one of the wonderfully fit winners at Millstreet Country Park on Sat. 25th April 2015. Dedicated stewarding along the various cycle routes ensured safety and guidance. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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The great effort maintained throughout Daffodil Day on Friday, 27th March 2015 resulted in a grand total of €4,053.00 for the Irish Cancer Society.  We thank Phil Sheehan for this important information.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The great effort maintained throughout Daffodil Day on Friday, 27th March 2015 resulted in a grand total of €4,053.00 for the Irish Cancer Society. We thank Phil Sheehan (centre) for this important information. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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JOB VACANCY: FULLY QUALIFIED PANEL BEATER/SPRAY PAINTER, MILLSTREET AREA

Immediate Full-Time position available for a fully Qualified Panel Beater/Spray Painter, capable of producing top quality work in a speedy fashion.  Candidate must have fluent English and will have completed recognised training standard.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Repair and replacement of all vehicle panels. Stripping and fitting of trim and panels.  Mig Welding experience would be an advantage for this position.

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS: Organised, Self-motivated, Positive attitude.  Excellent communication skills.  Attention to detail and ability to adhere to strict deadlines.

For further details, please contact Dan on 087 2230799 after 8pm.

A Book of Condolence is now open for signing at Carnegie Hall, Millstreet.  It may be signed in Millstreet Museum or when closed at Millstreet Library.  Thanks to the Millstreet Branch of Cork Co. Council and to David Tarrant for providing the Condolence Books.  Millstreet extends sincere sympathy to the Buckley Family of Mourneabbey.  (S.R.)

A Book of Condolence is now open for signing at Carnegie Hall, Millstreet. It may be signed in Millstreet Museum or, when closed, at Millstreet Library. Thanks to the Millstreet Branch of Cork Co. Council and to David Tarrant for providing the Condolence Books. Millstreet extends sincere sympathy to the Buckley Family of Mourneabbey.   (S.R.)

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Karen Buckley, Mourneabbey RIPCork County Council will be opening more books of condolence for murdered Cork student Karen Buckley later this morning. A book will be available to sign in the area offices in Newmarket, Kanturk, Millstreet, Charleville, Fermoy and Mitchelstown from 11 o’clock. Hundreds of people have already signed books in County Hall and in the council offices in Mallow, which were opened to the public yesterday. A Book of Condolences will also be opened at City Hall by the Lord Mayor at lunchtime … Mayor of Cork County, Alan Coleman says , the killing of the Cork student nurse , has touched a lot of people. – from C103

This is just one of the many images recorded by Justin Black at the recent Cross Country Equestrian Event at Drishane.   See the superb wqebsite on www.justbornphotography.ie .  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

This is just one of the many splendid images recorded by Justin Black at the recent Cross Country Equestrian Event in Drishane. See the superb website on www.justbornphotography.ie .   Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Eddie Hogan from Cork in his 90s is to present at tonight’s Gramophone Circle in Millstreet Day Care Centre, Clara Road at 8.15.  All very welcome.  (S.R.)