A few days ago Jacob had his first operation in Germany. It was an emotional experience for us. We were very worried when they were taking him into the operating theatre. I was thinking: he is still so little, how will he take a general anaesthetic?
During the operation, Jacob got his first expanders, which from now on will be stimulating orbital growth. Thanks to a few operations like this one Jacob will be able to receive his ocular prostheses.
When after the operation we were called into the recovery room, I found myself looking at the huge IV catheter inserted into his tiny hand. I was wondering why it is so in this world that children are born sick and …
A little late, but Millstreet Matters for the 12th of November has been published. It covers the Sounds of Advent concert on November 30th, Seán Radley in the Ireland Involved Awards, the changes to our clergy and Mass times amongst others. You can read the full article here.
He was a man we used to celebrate
A Millstreet and a Cork footballing great
A fearless fellow in his younger years
His passing would have been a source for tears.
Born on the Cork and Kerry border near Rathmore
The green of Millstreet and the red Of Cork he wore
And memories of him remain evergreen
In Millstreet only one Cormac Dineen.
As a person for his integrity respect to him was shown
A Millstreet vet one admired and well known
One in the flesh we never more will see
He will be missed by friends and family. [read more …] “In Millstreet Only One Cormac Dineen”
The Department of Education and Science have published an inspection report on Cloghoula National School. We have added the conclusion below, but the whole report is available to read on the Department’s website. Also available are older reports for all the other schools in the Millstreet area, which are also listed below:
The school has strengths in the following areas:
A highly motivated and dedicated principal and staff.
A proactive board of management.
A collaborative approach to the work of the school
A high quality of education is provided
The school environment is happy and stimulating.
The children are well-behaved and cooperative.
The school is an important focal point in the community and a positive reflection of local customs, practices and expectations.
The Wedding Journal Show is back in the Green Glens in the New Year on the 23rd and 24th of January in the Green Glens Arena. Last year was a very successful event, as is described on their website
It may have been icy outside but the Wedding Journal team’s hearts were warmed by the impressive turnout to the Cork Show. Arriving at Millstreet on January 24th, the two-day show was our biggest Cork event to date, with even more exhibitors and visitors than ever before.
Those in search of a New Year bargain weren’t disappointed either, as exhibitors, from photographers, to florists, make-up artists and bridal stores, offered exclusive rates and opportunities to enter competitions throughout weekend event.
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.
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.
Cork 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 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.
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 …
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)
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.
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: