Death Notice: Cormac Dineen

DINEEN (Mill Road, Millstreet, Co. Cork) Nov. 19, 2009, (peacefully), at home, Cormac (M.R.C.V.S.), beloved husband of Celia and dear father of Deirdre, Tadhg, Maura, Sandra and Charles, brother of the late Máire (O’Leary); deeply regretted by his loving wife and family, brothers Joe and Paudie, sisters Eibhlís and Áine, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this (Friday) evening at 8 o’c. to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 o’c. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. No flowers by request. Donations, if desired, to Millstreet Church Restoration Fund.

Millstreet Development Group – What are they About?

In an economic downturn it is especially important to promote business, industry and shopping in any town or area. Millstreet Development Group has been established with this in mind. Millstreet has always been a traditional market town offering a wide range of goods and services. This is still very much the case. The Group has been established by a number of businesses from the Millstreet area to promote the town.

With Christmas fast approaching, the group has taken out double page advertising features in local papers to remind people just what the town has to offer. It has also set up a scheme which will allow people to buy gift vouchers at the Credit Union that can then be redeemed in any one of over twenty five shops and businesses. They have organised a number of exciting initiatives for Christmas Week which include Carol Singing, Christmas music and lights, and a Marquee in the Square to sell a range of food and crafts. All this is designed to help keep money in the town.

Once Christmas is out of the way, the group hopes to focus on a number of broader issues affecting the town. A major issue at present is the lack of an industrial zone in the area to allow new light industrial businesses to open or allow existing businesses to expand. Also, the group feels that tourism should be promoted and encouraged. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty with a great facility in The Millstreet Country Park. Any increase in tourism would surely benefit everyone in the town.

Millstreet Development Group has plenty of work to do, but with the enthusiasm and hard work of its members and support from the wider community it should prove to be a big benefit for the town.

Millstreet Development Group meet every Tuesday night in the Wallis Arms at 9pm, and all are welcome to come, listen and contribute. The above message was submitted by the MDG Secretary.

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No Buyers for Affordable Housing

tw_empty2Cork County Council hopes to dispose of 42 houses, deemed affordable, in towns and villages in North Cork, as it has been unable to find buyers for them…

The houses are in Bweeng (10), Castlelyons (2), Charleville (2), Glanworth (6), Kanturk (6), Kilworth (1), Mallow (1), Millstreet (3) and Rathcormac (11)…

A senior executive officer with the council, said the local authority couldn’t continue to carry the costs associated with the empty houses. He told councillors the council had decided to sell off the houses in areas deemed to be in less demand for affordable housing…

Last year the Council dropped the prices of affordable housing when they realised that the market price was then below the price of their affordable housing. But still they have failed to sell them. Now they want to sell them at any cost, just to get the expense off their balance sheets.

The full article is available to read on the Irish Examiner website. Also, you can read Cork County Councils brochure for Affordable Housing in Millstreet, or read the Affordable Housing Explanatory Leaflet for Cork County Council (Northern Division)

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Bad Weather Continues

These calves didn't like the look of the watery breakfast in store for them.
These calves didn't like the look of the watery breakfast in store for them!

The last two weeks weather has been really terrible. Daily flooding seems to be the order of the day at the moment, because all ground is saturated to the last. Hopefully the rest of the winter will dry out a little, and let life get back to some sort of normality.

Nibbles Party Pictures

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)

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Much loved family man respected for his work in addiction treatment and services

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.

National Cross Country Championships

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)

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Podium trio in the Mens Junior Race

The full results can be viewed on the Athletics Ireland website

Party at Nibbles Tonight

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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

Sounds of Advent

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.
Tel: 029-70043
email: <email>

Marathon run for Children’s Cancer Care

Thomas-600bThomas 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)

Thomas also received a letter from the MUH Foundation thanking him on his super efforts. It is well worth a read, just click here to view it.

Millstreet horse show is back — but unaffiliated — for 2010

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:

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In Matty Owen’s Bog

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.
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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.
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JB Hurling Championship V Lismire

Throw-in by the ref
Throw-in by the ref

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:

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Millstreet Supports Baby Jacob

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

Summer Horse Show is back in the Saddle!

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.

Ireland Involved Awards – Seán Radley Nominated

Our own Seán Radley has been nominated for the 2009 Ireland Involved Awards which take place this evening (Nov 5th 2009)  at a dinner hosted by the Taoiseach’s Office in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

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)

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Fancy Dress Party 2009 – pics (part 1 of 4)

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:
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