The All-Souls Day (Nov 1st) this year was quite a nice day as is shown by Fr James Mc Sweeney’s photo on top, but just as a large crowd had gathered for the service in St.Mary’s Graveyard, the heavens truly did open!
A truly superb party at Nibbles Food Emporium,West End, Millstreet took place on Saturday, 14th November 2009 from 8.30 p.m. until late. Eleanor Leahy of Nibbles recently won the highly prestigious All-Ireland gold medal for her outstanding Pear and Almond Tart. All were invited to celebrate the splendid win and to partake of delicious refreshments including the scrumptious award-winning Tart in an exquisitely decorated setting which featured a welcoming lantern on the tree outside this renowned and very popular Café. A special blessing was imparted by Fr.Paddy O’Byrne (next door neighbour) and Fr. Declan O’Connor, P.P., Millstreet. We, as part of the LTV2 team, were delighted to record the very happy occasion. Here we share a selection of pics (which can be viewed below). to help experience the unique ambiance of that joyful evening at Nibbles. (Seán Radley for millstreet.ie)
1940-2009 PATRICK BUCKLEY, Caherlsee, Tralee and formerly of Millstreet, Co Cork, whose death occurred on Thursday, October 29, made an immense contribution in helping to establish addiction treatment services in his adopted county of Kerry …
… Patrick hailed from Millstreet, Co Cork and was one of four children born to Patrick and Mary Buckley. His siblings were sister Kathleen and brothers Denis and Kevin ( deceased). Patrick joined the family business of Buckley’s Stores in the 1950s, starting out on the shop floor learning the basics. He progressed to become managing director of company until the business ceased to operate during the recessionary 1980s …
The above is an extract from an article in this weeks Kerryman newspaper about Patrick Buckley formerly of Millstreet who died recently in Tralee.
Best of luck to Desmond Casey who has been selected on the Cork senior team for the National Inter County Cross Country Championships in Kilbeggan Co. Westmeath on Sunday, 22 November 2009, after he finished in 6th position in the Cork County Senior Cross Country Championships hosted over testing terrain in Clonakilty.
update Nov 24th: Desmond finished in a creditable 39th position in what were very difficult conditions, and 3rd of the Cork contingent. (39th #719 Casey, Desmond Cork 32.45)
The full results can be viewed on the Athletics Ireland website
Don’t forget that we’re all invited to a party on this Saturday evening at Nibbles Café at the West End. Elenor who won an All-Ireland gold medal for her outstanding Pear and Almond Tart recently, wants us all to share in her joy, to have a piece of the cake as it were. It starts at 8.30 (after mass), so do drop in, it’s for everybody.
Pictured above is Elenor Leahy of Nibbles at a recent Food Fair. Photos by Provision Photography
Millstreet Church Restoration Committee present:
Sounds of Advent
taking place in
St. Patricks Church, Millstreet on Sunday, 29th November at 7.30 p.m.
This will be a very pleasant evening of quality choral song and music – setting the mood as we prepare for Christmas on the First Sunday of Advent. It will feature Millstreet Church Choir, Kerry Choral Union and Fr. Tony Mullins of the Diocese of Limerick. The Master of Ceremonies for the night will be Fr. James McSweeney.
Admission is €20.00 and all proceeds of the night are in aid of Millstreet Church Restoration Fund. A very extensive renovation of the church is currently taking place and also includes the complete restoration of a building adjacent to the church which will now be a Pastoral Centre. The project is costing in the region of €3.5 million and much of the work with the exception of the painting of the Church will be ready for the first week of December.
Admission Tickets are now available from members of the committee, at all weekend masses or from the Parish Office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
For further details please contact:
Parish Secretary,Parish Office,The Presbytery,Millstreet Town, Co. Cork.
Thomas O’Leary, Drishane Road, Millstreet, having participated in the recent Dublin City Marathon 2009 (finishing in a time of 3hrs 49mins), presenting a cheque for 1,700 Euro to Julie Harris (fundraising officer for Mercy Hospital). Thomas raised sponsorship for the Mercy University Hospital Foundation in Cork, specifically for the Children’s Cancer Care Unit. Well, well done Thomas on such a praiseworthy and superb achievement. (Picture by: Dr. Micheál Sheridan, Executive Director)
Another article on the returning Millstreet Horse Show in 2010, this time on the Horse and Hound magazine. It carries more details than previous articles and we find out that the show has been renamed the Millstreet All-Ireland Championship Horse and Pony Show. The full article can be read below:
In Matty Owen’s bog going back decades ago
With Pudsy I hunted near where Finnow waters flow
Old Pudsy our faithful old brown cattle dog
She chased many a hare through the length of the bog.
But nothing in life ever does seem to last
The days of my boyhood they seemed to go fast
And more than four decades have passed since Pudsy passed away
She was a tough dog but she too had her day.
[read more …] “In Matty Owen’s Bog”
Yesterday Millstreet defeated Lismire in a keenly contested Duhallow Junior B Hurling Championship in Millstreet Town Park by a scoreline of 2-7 to 0-9.
A tough but low scoring first half saw the teams deadlocked at four points a piece at half time. The heavy rain over the previous few days meant that the ball was slow to move along the ground, but Millstreet appeared to have the upper hand when the ball was off the ground and should have been ahead at the half. The start of the second half saw Millstreet move two points ahead, but then struck the killer blow with a goal and two points in quick succession seeming to secure the match. In the last few minutes Lismire tagged over three points, but it was not enough to overcome a competent Millstreet side.
They move onto the semi-final where they will meet Dromtarriffe (again) who they beat in the first round, but have been automatically byed in the semi final! Only in Duhallow. More pictures below:
The Corkman has an article this week which has a little more information on Baby Jacob and the Baby Jacob Trust Fund. You can read it here. It has another article on the extra concert date in Drishane Chapel on December 6th in aid of Baby Jacob.
Jacob was christened recently and a photo is on his website:
We would like to share the news that Jacob was baptized 31 october 2009 in the Cathedral in Killarney. Names he received are Jacob Stanislaw. The second name was chosen by his sister Pola
THE absence of the sound of hooves at Millstreet Horse Show last August, after the show was canceled, cost the region €10 million, according Green Glens owner Noel C Duggan, who has announced plans for a whole new show next year.
The ‘man of steel’ told The Corkman that it is “full steam ahead” for next year’s show with the Green Glens committing to reviving one of the highlights of the showjumping year in Ireland…………
Last week we carried a short sniplet from the Irish Independant newspaper which said that there would be a horse show in Millstreet in summer of next year. The Corkman this week carries a more in-depth article and the full article can be read here.
For the views of the competitors themselves, there’s a discussion on boards.ie that sheds some more light on the topic.
Sean has been nominated in the “Arts, Culture & Media” Section for his work documenting community life in Millstreet for the last 40 years. He will be accompanied at the awards ceremony by Mike and Kathy O’Connor who nominated him in the first case.
Lots of people (85+) have left comments on his nomination page, so go and show your support and gratitude too on that page. (comments are now closed)
Below is the last in the series of pictures from the Fancy Dress Ball last weekend in the Wallis Arms in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland:
The above appeared in the New Zealand Tablet, Rōrahi XXXI, Putanga 34, 20 Hereturikōkā 1903, Page 20, and was located in the National Library of New Zealand.
The Annual Fancy Dress Halloween Party in aid of Cystic Fibrosis was an outstanding success. Hundreds arrived at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 30th Oct. 2009 in totally stunning costumes. The range and variety of these most colourful fancy dress outfits is getting better and better by the year. The very enjoyable auction realised over €3,000.00 alone not to mention the substantial amount collected at admission to the hugely popular event. Áine Collins and Paul Cassidy together with their very dedicated supporters much take a bow on organising such a phenomenally successful event for this year’s chosen cause – Cystic Fibrosis. Catherine Pomeroy-Murphy and Cllr. Noel Buckley conducted the auction wish such professionalism! Here we share a selection of pictures from the truly wonderful night of nights at the Wallis Arms where Billy and Ellen Sheahan of the Wallis Arms appeared in two of the most colourful costumes. What a superb spirit on a special night. Brendan Murphy and I reported “live” for LTV2 Millstreet while Connie and Tom of “The Celt” provided excellent musical harmony.
(Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie ) .… (There’s so many photos there that it was not possible to put them all into one post. so we’ll release them over the next few days).the first bunch of photos are below:
[read more …] “Fancy Dress Party 2009 – pics (part 1 of 4)”
Aubane Historical Society which is run by Jack Lane and publishes historical books on a regular basis, have revamped their website aubanehistoricalsociety.org. Also, they have made available seventeen older publications on the site for FREE. Links to all these publications are given below:
A Millstreet Medley, A Millstreet Miscellany, Aubane: Where In The World Is It?, Evidence To The Parnell Commission, Millstreet—The Cockpit Of Ireland, Notes On The History Of Millstreet, A Millstreet Miscellany, All The Owners Of Land In Cork In 1872, Local Evidence To The Devon Commission, Millstreet—A “Considerable” Town, The Origin & Development Of The Parish Of Millstreet by Fr. Seán Tucker, Why Millstreet’s History Needs To Be Written, Aubane Versus Oxford, The ‘Boys’ Of The Millstreet Battalion Area, The Burning Of Cork: an eyewitness account by Alan J. Ellis, Aubane School And Its Roll Books, 1913 – 74.
Another Millstreet business has a presence on the internet at millstreetmotorcycletraining.com:
Motorcycle Training from the Very beginning to Test Standard from a Road Safety Authority approved driving Instructor (ADI ), and an experienced biker. Covering Cork/Kerry/Limerick. Our Training Base is located in Millstreet Town. We cover most of the local test centres. Our rates are competitive . We have school bikes. Give me a call, text, or e-mail.
Millstreet Matters this week in the Corkman newspaper concentrates on a number of items that have already been mentioned on this site already: the Fancy Dress Ball this Friday night in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, the recent Pony Show in the Green Glens, the church restoration, the GAA draw, and the Paddy McCarthy Commemoration.
Kilcorney & Rathcoole notes for this week are also available to read.