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A superbly organised 20 Year Class Reunion took place at the exquisite setting of Green Glens on Saturday night 24th Sept. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

A superbly organised 20 Year Class Reunion took place at the exquisite setting of Green Glens on Saturday night 24th Sept. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Here we share the first of two features on the truly magnificent occasion.

Here we share the first of two features on the truly magnificent occasion.

1school-reunion-2016-600Key Coordinators Linda and Niamh (pictured 4th and 2nd from left above) together with a very supportive Team organised the Reunion Celebration in such a wonderfully creative manner – tremendous credit is due on such a high level of dedicated preparation.  We’ve lots more images to share in the follow-up feature but here’s one more for now. continue reading…

Mushera Mountain as the clouds roll by. The staff at Millstreet Country Park wish Jerry Pat O’ Leary well in the finals of the Blas na hEireann awards in Dingle next weekend. One of his entries is the ‘ Mushera Venison Burger’

Mushera Mountain as the clouds roll by! ….. The Staff at Millstreet Country Park wish Jerry Pat O’Leary well in the finals of the Blas na hÉireann awards in Dingle next weekend. One of his entries is the “Mushera Venison Burger”.  We thank Donie Howard for the picture and for alerting us to the uplifting event.  We all extend our very best wishes to Jerry Pat and his Staff.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The following Link has been shared with us to alert primary and post primary students in the Millstreet and the surrounding areas know about a One Good Idea Competition that SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) run which has been launched this week.

http://seai.ie/News_Events/Press_Releases/2016/Schools-competition-for-energy-awareness-is-open-for-entries.html

Best of luck to the students decide to enter!

Kind Regards,
Declan O Riordan
Group Energy Manager

We thank Declan of EPSWater for alerting us to this important Competition. (S.R.)

A view of the Sept. 21st Moon from Mount Leader, Clara Road, Millstreet.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A view of the Sept. 21st Moon from Mount Leader, Clara Road, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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The winner of last weekend’s pitch and putt competition – a magnificent Tipperary Crystal Bowl was Shane Browne, with Cian O’Connor (Drishane Road) in 2nd place and Jimmy O’Sullivan in third. Cian also received a special prize for his “Hole in One” in the competition.
The juvenile competition was won by Brian O’Sullivan, with Cian O’ Connor (Station Road) in 2nd and Ronan Corcoran in third.  

Competitions will continue next weekend (weather conditions permitting) on Friday evening at 6pm and Saturday at 3pm.

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PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time  

18th september, 2016

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:

MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY

10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS:             Kathleen Murphy, Drishane Road; Sarah Lane, Macroom.

 

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 17th September:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Tadhg Moynihan, Killarney Road

Sunday 18th September:                  

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                            Mass for People of the Parish             

Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           Edward Byrne, Ahane, Sr Patrick Tarrant &

Sheila & John O’Keeffe

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Eddie O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace            continue reading…

  Class Reunion

  1971 – 1976

Calling all our former classmates….a Grand Reunion is being organised for Saturday November 12th 2016 in The Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet.

If you started Secondary School [The Tech, The Convent or Garrett’s] in 1971 – or joined us…….or left us at any stage up to Leaving Cert in 1976 we would be delighted to see you there.

Tickets are on a pre-booked basis and cost €35.00

This will include a Buffet dinner and music.

Please contact any of the people below for further details or to make a booking.

Eileen Martha Creedon         087 249 1089

Maura Twomey.                    086 815 1974

Margaret Kiely.                      087 741 2688

John O Sullivan.                     086 4530 852

If anyone has any photographs from that time, we would love to get a copy.

We look forward to seeing you all on the night.

A Photograph of the Class will later be added to this feature.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” tonight from 9.30pm to 11.00pm…All most welcome….We look forward to future interviews including “Winnie” of “Mrs. Browne’s Boys” and Crystal Swing Book Launch.  We chat about lots including the final  Open Air Dancing at Mushera for this season. And we place  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!     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!   Below we feature in pictorial form the many topics discussed tonight on the Show.   (S.R.)8radio-treasures-20-sept-2016-6006radio-treasures-20-sept-2016-600 5radio-treasures-20-sept-2016-600 4radio-treasures-20-sept-2016-600 1radio-treasures-20-sept-2016-600And there’s more! continue reading…

We thank Noreen Dennehy (centre) for share these three splendid images from the recent Tidy Towns Anti-Litter Award ceremony at Cork's County Hall. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

We thank Noreen Dennehy (centre) for sharing these three splendid images from the recent Tidy Towns Anti-Litter Award ceremony at Cork’s County Hall. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

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The Church Gate Collection in Millstreet on Sat./Sun. 10th & 11th September 2016 in aid of the Friends of Mallow Hospital realised €1,405.00. Such kind support is greatly appreciated. Special thanks to all who helped in the Collections at both Masses.  (S.R.)

Due to the inclement weather over the past weekend we will extend the competitions to next weekend and those who have already played may re-enter if they wish. The Tuesday night scramble will continue as usual this evening at 6.00.  We thank Joan for the notice.  (S.R.)

Joan Casey has requested that if anyone has Pitch and Putt perpetual trophies which you might have won in past years, you might return them to any member of Club as they are needed for  weekend competitions. (S.R.)

The Wild Flower Garden in the Town Park looking exquisite and so very colourful.

The Wild Flower Garden in the Town Park near Pitch & Putt Course looking exquisite and so very colourful.

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Pitch & Putt

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

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

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Patrick W. O'Leary from Kentucky, USA receives a royal welcome as he arrives at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet. Patrick is attending the O'Leary Clan Gathering in Inchigeelagh while over in Dromtariffe the O'Keeffe Clan Gathering got off to a great start. All of the Gatherings are full of splendid activities over the weekend. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Patrick W. O’Leary from Kentucky, USA  (on left) receives a royal welcome as he arrives at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet on Friday. Patrick is attending the O’Leary Clan Gathering in Inchigeelagh while over in Dromtariffe the O’Keeffe Clan Gathering got off to a great start on Friday evening. All of the Gatherings are full of splendid activities over the weekend. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

22attending-clan-gatherings-2016-600 21attending-clan-gatherings-2016-600 11attending-clan-gatherings-2016-600 13attending-clan-gatherings-2016-600And here we feature some more pictures from Friday’s O’Keeffe Clan Gathering.  Lots more images later. continue reading…

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Áine Murphy – P.R.O. Millstreet Tidy Town Association has just emailed us the following truly uplifting News:
“Just to let you know Millstreet won First in Category A for Cork County Council Anti Litter Challenge 2016. We are very proud of this achievement. I will hopefully have photos for you over the weekend from this occasion from the representatives of the Millstreet Tidy Town Association that attended the event this evening in County Hall. This is a huge achievement Millstreet Town and a testament to the community spirit of our fair town,
Millstreet Tidy Town Association will receive a cash prize for achieving first place in this competition which is much needed as we rely heavily on donations, sponsorship and grants to enable us to achieve many of the projects around town. To mention a few such as all the planting that is done in the town every year also the water butts that have been implemented in the last 2 years.
None of these things are possible without the help of the people of Millstreet, FÁS, Cork County Council. There is a huge amount of work that is involved achieving a result like this and it takes a lot of volunteers. We would like to take this opportunity to applaud them all.
As a side note we have also received invites to the National Tidy Town Award Ceremony which will be held in The Helix in Dublin on the 26th of September. Whilst we are not guaranteed an award merely by just receiving an invite I would hope at the very least that we will be receipt of acknowledgement of the effort that is being put into our town through the Millstreet Tidy Town Association. I will keep you posted on this.
So for tonight we can celebrate an amazing win at County Hall!”
What a totally magnificent achievement – Our sincere congratulations on such inspiring dedication.  Many thanks, Áine, for such great news.  (S.R.)

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Sincere thanks to Michael Cashman for arranging the technical coordination of the following feature (S.R.)

Mary Fagan of the “Horizons” Radio Programme on Radio Kerry visited Millstreet on June 9th last and was given a short tour of Millstreet by Seán Radley, which included the Carnegie Hall, the Millstreet Museum, and St.Patrick’s Church. She also interviewed Fr. Paddy Byrne (pictured right), and James O’Sullivan (on Tubrid). The programme also featured music by Donal Linehan, and a song from Annmarie O’Riordan. It was broadcast on Radio Kerry, Sunday morning July 31st, but the podcast only appeared today. You can listen to it below:


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A million thanks to Photographer Supreme, Denis O'Regan (a native of Station Road, Millstreet) for his truly magical images of the recent Cross Country Eventing in the exquisitely magnificent setting of Drishane Estate in August 2016.  Please click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A million thanks to Photographer Supreme, Denis O’Regan (a native of Station Road, Millstreet) for his truly magical images of the recent Cross Country Eventing in the exquisitely magnificent setting of Drishane Estate in August 2016. Please click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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9denis-oregan-drishane-cross-country-2016-pics-600And before we share (below) more of Denis’s excellent pictures we wish to acknowledge a further €50.00 contribution towards our annual website costings and Museum funding from a local father whose son works abroad and for whom our website is of importance for his son’s daily updating of the news from Millstreet Parish as shared by our various voluntary website team members.  Míle buíochas.  (S.R.) continue reading…

Taken this evening at presentation of The Gents Club House Trophy to winner  Denis Kiely, with Micheal Hurley as runner up and Shane Browne best gross and Deirdre Looney who was winner of the Ladies Club House Trophy with Joan Casey in 2nd place.

Pictured on Tuesday evening at the presentation of The Gents Club House Trophy to winner Denis Kiely, with Micheal Hurley as runner up and Shane Browne best gross and Deirdre Looney who was winner of the Ladies Club House Trophy with Joan Casey in 2nd place. We thank Joan Casey for the much appreciated picture and caption.  (S.R.)

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Chloe Collins was one of three Cork All Ireland Minor Football Under 18 Winners 2016 to visit National Schools throughout Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra on Friday, 2nd Sept. 2016. Pictured here with the Munster and All-Ireland Cups at Presentation N.S., Milllstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Chloe Collins was one of three Cork All-Ireland Minor Football Under 18 Winners 2016 to visit National Schools throughout Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra on Friday, 2nd Sept. 2016. Pictured here with the Munster and All-Ireland Cups at Presentation N.S., Milllstreet.   Chloe is a Past-pupil of the School.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Being welcomed by (on left) teachers Maria Casey and Siobhán O'Leary -

Being welcomed by (on left) teachers Maria Casey and Siobhán O’LearyBeatrice Casey (Boherbue) and Danielle O’Connor (Knocknagree).

5Cork Ladies Football All Ireland Winners 2016 -600 2Cork Ladies Football All Ireland Winners 2016 -600 1Cork Ladies Football All Ireland Winners 2016 -600And here we share further images below – Please click on smaller images to enlarge. continue reading…

A reminder that Programme One of Two featuring Millstreet Community Singers plus Tom & Noreen Meaney will be broadcast tonight on c103 Local Radio at 9.50 to 11.00.  Programme Two is on next Monday night at the same time.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

A reminder that Programme Two of Two featuring Millstreet Community Singers plus Tom & Noreen Meaney will be broadcast tonight on c103 Local Radio at 9.50 to 11.00 on Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” series.  Many thanks to the very many people who kindly indicated their interest and delight regarding last week’s programme.  Tonight do listen out for lots more interesting  features including Valerie’s wonderful Edith Piaf’s song and a look back at the Walton Radio Programme of the 50s and 60s. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Competitions for both Gents, Ladies and Juveniles will continue as usual next Friday 2nd September @ 7pm and Saturday 3rd @3pm

Paula O'Shea presenting the Paula O'Shea Shield to winner Deirdre Looney with Mairead Reen who was runner up.

Paula O’Shea presenting the Paula O’Shea Shield to winner Deirdre Looney (centre) with Mairéad Reen who was runner up.

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Prizewinners in the Fr. Corridan Cup Competition 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Prizewinners in the Fr. Corridan Cup Competition 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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9Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club Aug. 30 2016 -600And we share some more images from the important sporting occasion.  Click to enlarge the images below.

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The truly magnificent setting at Drishane Cross Country Course is fully ready for today and tomorrow’s International Eventing.   We encourage you to visit either day to experience such a wonderfully magical experience.  Here we share images recorded on Thursday evening as preparations were ongoing.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.68Drishane Cross Country Course August 2016 -600

3Drishane Cross Country Course August 2016 -600)10Drishane Cross Country Course August 2016 -60040Drishane Cross Country Course August 2016 -600And here we share lots more images of the exquisite setting – the smaller pictures will enlarge when clicked. continue reading…

While Drishane Cross Country Course will be the exquisite setting for the international equestrian events of Friday and Saturday we take you on a tour of Green Glens as it so wonderfully looked on Thursday, 25th August 2016.   Blessed with glorious sunshine the focus was on the marvellously graceful Dressage and energetic Showjumping activities.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)40International Horse Trials at Green Glens 25th Aug. 2016 -600 20International Horse Trials at Green Glens 25th Aug. 2016 -600 26International Horse Trials at Green Glens 25th Aug. 2016 -600 3International Horse Trials at Green Glens 25th Aug. 2016 -600 22International Horse Trials at Green Glens 25th Aug. 2016 -600And we continue our colourful tour. continue reading…

Fr. Paddy O'Byrne congratulates Phil Twomey (on left) and Margaret Bourke on their recent retirement following many splendid years of wonderfully dedicated service at Millstreet Credit Union both at Church Street in the former setting and also at the present Credit Union Centre in The Square.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Fr. Paddy O’Byrne congratulates Phil Twomey (on left) and Margaret Bourke on their recent retirement following many splendid years of wonderfully dedicated service at Millstreet Credit Union both at Church Street in the former setting and also at the present Credit Union Centre in The Square. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Margaret & Phil wish to express heartfelt appreciation for the many flowers, Mass Bouquet Cards, Greeting Cards, Texts, Emails, Gifts and very kind words of thanks - all received in recent weeks when it became known that Phil and Margaret had retired from Millstreet Credit Union.  Their friendliness, assistance and advice was greatly valued by so many.  Every happiness, fulfilment and contentment to both throughout a long, healthy and relaxing retirement.

Margaret & Phil wish to express heartfelt appreciation for the many flowers, Mass Bouquet Cards, Greeting Cards, Texts, Emails, Gifts and very kind words of thanks – all received in recent weeks when it became known that Phil and Margaret had retired from Millstreet Credit Union. Their friendliness, assistance and advice was greatly valued by so many. Every happiness, fulfilment and contentment to both throughout a long, healthy and relaxing retirement.  Pictured here at “Nibbles”, West End, this morning.

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Numerous wonderfully colourful signs and posters are in evidence in Cork and Kerry for Cork Rose Denise Collins who is from Knocknaloman in the county of Cork – an exquisite setting between Millstreet and Rathmore.  Denise also features on the front page of today’s “Irish Examiner” looking absolutely magnificent.  We shall all be looking out for Denise on television tonight during this hugely popular event live from Tralee.   We all wish Denise the very best of luck as the representative supreme of Cork in the Rose of Tralee 2016.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 1Denise Collins Cork Rose 2016 -6003Denise Collins Cork Rose 2016 -6004Denise Collins Cork Rose 2016 -600 continue reading…

mount leader house in it's day

This photo of Mount Leader is from around 1909. More recent photos are below.
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On this Sunday, 21st August 2016 President Michael D. Higgins will officially open the new state-of-the-art Independence Museum at Kilmurry (near Lissarda) following his delivery of the Michael Collins oration at nearby Béal na Bláth (at which Millstreet Pipe Band perform annually).  The original Kilmurry Museum was named the Terence McSwiney Museum because of his close connection with the area.   Several years ago before the official opening of Millstreet Museum in 1980 I recall visiting that impressive Museum where Mrs. O’Sullivan gave me such a wonderful welcome and provided a superb guided tour of the splendid Centre.  To mark this Sunday’s historic event we here feature from our Lucey-Coleman Collection at Millstreet Museum a truly historic Terence McSwiney & Family Badge – part of a larger selection of important medals and badges.   We hope to share images from this Sunday’s Kilmurry event at a later point. Incidentally, due to further very generous contributions towards our recent annual church gate collection for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website – our final amount has reached a much appreciated €1,820.00 for which we are truly grateful. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)3Terence McSwiney Badge at Millstreet Museum -6002Terence McSwiney Badge at Millstreet Museum -6004Terence McSwiney Badge at Millstreet Museum -6001Terence McSwiney Badge at Millstreet Museum -600

This morning we pictured some of the Millstreet Community School Students with Principal Pat Piggott and Deputy Principal, Frances Kearney as Leaving Cert Results were made available. We wish the many Students every success for the future. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

This morning we pictured some of the Millstreet Community School Students with Principal Pat Pigott and Deputy Principal, Frances Moynihan as Leaving Cert Results were made available. We wish the many Students every success for the future. We thank Marion Buckley for assisting in the captions.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)   From left:  Pat Pigott (Principal) Marc Schmiedel, Stefan Healy, Megan O’Leary, Darren Kiely, Ellie May Bradley, Padraig Maguire,  Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).

 Pat Pigott (Principal), Shauna O’Sullivan, Terence Black, Mikey Burke, Jason O’Connor, Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal)

From left: Pat Pigott (Principal), Shauna O’Sullivan, Terence Black, Mikey Burke, Jason O’Connor, Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal);

 Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal), Jack Brady, Seán Óg O’Connor, Dylan Condon, Pat Pigott (Principal).

From left: Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal), Jack Brady, Seán Óg O’Connor, Dylan Condon, Pat Pigott (Principal).

Celebrating at Café Aroma this morning the Leaving Cert Results just received - from left: Michael O'Keeffe, Michelle O'Sullivan, Anna Keane and Billy Cronin.

Celebrating at Café Aroma, Millstreet this morning the Leaving Cert Results just received – from left: Michael O’KeeffeShauna O’Sullivan, Anna Keane and Billy Cronin.

The death has occurred of Ethna (Colleen) CROWLEY (née Shaw)
Lucan, Dublin / Millstreet, Cork / Dungarvan, Waterford.

Crowley (Nee Shaw) (Lucan and formerly of Millstreet and Dungarvan) August 15th 2016 (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff at The Hermitage Hospital, Ethna (Colleen) beloved wife of the late Ted and dear mother of Henry, Mary, Teddy, Pam and the late Con and Joan. Sadly missed by her loving family, son-in-law Gerry, daughters-in-law Gina, Mary and Julie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.

Removal from Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Lucan to St. Patrick’s Church, Esker on Thursday morning for Requiem Mass at 11:00 O’clock followed by burial in Esker Cemetery. continue reading…