You can see her in the video of Monday’s ‘Midday’ programme on TV3.ie
A most impressive Balloon Release took place today, Tuesday 16th November at 12noon in Millstreet Community School bus park. It involved the release of about 300 black or white balloons filled with helium. The idea of this event came from a group of Transition Years who wanted to find a different and memorable way to remember loved ones who had passed away. Each Student and member of Staff was asked to write names of loved ones on a small piece of paper and these were inserted into the balloons. All the balloons were collected in a net and a short prayer service with all the school participating with Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and co-ordinator, John Magee, School Chaplain as well as [read more …] “Prayerful November Balloon Release at Millstreet Community School”
Millstreet Development Group are holding their second Millstreet Shopping Week this week (15th-20th November). It proved a wonderful success last year with a noted increase in activity in the town. There are great bargains available in the shops, so take advantage of them while also supporting our own this week.
A brochure was circulated by post to all the households last week, so we’ve added it below if you haven’t received yours. And, don’t forget that you can buy gift vouchers that you can use in all Millstreet shops in Millstreet Credit Union.
[read more …] “Millstreet Shopping Week”
The Garda website has a page showing of all the areas being targeted by the new mobile speed cameras which go into effect from tonight. Unfortunately, it has been down due to the demand to see where the speed cameras will be located.
It appears that there will be none in the vicinity of Millstreet, but if you are travelling further afield, you’d be advised to slow down and drive with due care becuase they will be covering the Macroom to Cork, Rathmore to Killarney, and Banteer to Mallow roads
Of course the Garda will still have their speed traps as normal wherever they choose, so don’t be fooled into thinking that the above areas are the only places being checked …. but then again you won’t need to look at the above map if you normally stay within the rules of the road! Of course anything that will make our roads safer will be welcomed. Full story and Map from Journal.ie
We are told that the now is all that matters though on memory lane i often take a stroll
The moment has me in the Town of Millstreet back in the heady days of rock and roll
It was a time of change the nineteen fifties Bill Haley had them rocking round the clock
The new dance craze was spreading in the World and young people to it everywhere did flock
At a dance in the famous Star Ballroom rock and roll was introduced to Millstreet Town
By two young locals Jim Cashman and Fiona Hickey they did enjoy their moment of renown
It was i believe an impromptu performance of a new dance craze started on a distant shore
During a quick step tune the young dance goers of Millstreet witnessed something they had never seen before.
Within St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet a number of very impressive features of Remembrance for the Holy Souls have been put in place. Many have visited the Remembrance Garden feature where all those who have died over the past year are especially remembered. Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Sharon Lane, Parish Secretary, remind us of the following:
MASSES OF REMEMBRANCE
We invite the families of all of those who have died during the past twelve months and whom we have remembered in our November Gardens in Cullen & Millstreet to a special Mass of Remembrance. These will be in Cullen on Thursday 25th at 7.30 p.m. and Millstreet on Monday 29th at 7.30 p.m.. Here we share a
[read more …] “November Remembrance Features for Holy Souls”
The Millstreet Poor Law Union had a wide catchment area, and included Millstreet, Ballydaly, Knocknagree, Cullen, Derinagree, Kilcorney, and back into Millstreet again. Wikipedia has a list of all the Townlands in Cork, and within that the Millstreet Townlands are listed. From the smallest townland of Glebe (in Kilcorney) (13 acres) to the largest townland of Caherbarnagh (3,626 acres) there are a total of 182 townlands covering an area of over 74,441 acres or nearly 117 square miles (10.8miles x 10.8 Miles).
The full list of townlands covered by the Millstreet Poor Law Union is below:
|Anagloor||417||Duhallow||Drishane [read more …] “Townlands of Millstreet Poor Law Union”|
There was a short service for our dead in all the graveyards this afternoon. Prayers were led by fr Paddy Byrne and Fr Jack Fitzgerald. Above is part of the large crowd was attended St Mary’s. [read more …] “Prayers at St.Mary’s”
And so we have reached our final selection of pics. from a truly brilliant night of colour, energy, fun and creativity at the annual Fancy Dress Event held in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet. And it’s totally uplifting to realise that many praiseworthy causes will benefit from the occasion. Sincere congrats. to all the dedicated organisers and our heartfelt thanks for being so very loyal to our website team in the manner by which you have logged into the various photo selections in your several hundreds. Until next year’s event – continued happy viewing on www.millstreet.ie . (Seán on behalf of the website team) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Five”
We are delighted that you are enjoying recalling the truly superb night at the Wallis Arms. Tonight we feature pics. 175 to 220. Thank you for logging in and for your kind comments. In fact, hundreds are visiting the various selections we’ve uploaded. Tomorrow night marks our final selection…but tonight we get to meet all the “Miners”. I really felt at home being an invited “Miner Guest” – I once lived in Minor Row!! (Seán)
Welcome back! We have now reached images 100 to 174 in this, our third selection. And, yes, we get to meet some of the “Miners from Chile (or Chilay!)”. Most of our pictures were taken outside the Wallis Arms Hotel or within while some more were taken outside “The Clara Inn” in Church Street. More pics tomorrow night. Special thanks to Michael for placing the pics in the most aesthetically appealing order … and also for his very witty and humorous captions! Happy viewing! (Seán) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three”
Thanks a million for logging into our Fancy Dress Selections in your hundreds. Last year we had huge numbers viewing this annual topic. It certainly looks to be the same with even more website visitors this year. Great credit is due to the many young people who arrived to the event in such magnificent costumes. So now we have Selection Two (images 42 to 99)….and we still have not arrived at the amazing sight of the many Visiting Miners! More pictures of this wonderfully exciting occasion tomorrow night. Happy viewing! (Seán) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Two”
Some of the Trick-or-Treaters whowere on the prowl last night in Millstreet
Update 2/nov/10: The first of the photos have been uploaded in a new article
Click the poster (above) for the full size [read more …] “A Night at the Castle”
LTV2 Millstreet, our community-based, non-commercial local television channel is scheduled to be back on air tonight with a broadcast at 10.00 p.m.. The transmission tonight features a repeat of a programme from our archives and a further repeat of another archival programme will be broadcast at 10.00 p.m. on Thurday, 4th November. Our first new programme of the season will be transmitted on Thursday, 11th November at 10.00 p.m.. It is hoped that, in time, we may be in a position to feature our weekly transmissions on the internet giving an opportunity to all our loyal website followers to experience LTV2 Millstreet on a regular basis. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie and LTV2 Millstreet)
I caretake it. I inherited a responsibility, an obligation from my father, who inherited it from his father, and I will pass it along to my son Matthew as well. I come from farming stock, and we always take our responsibilities seriously. We didn’t have a whole lot, but what we did we looked after. And I see this as my duty – to look after this well the same way my father did.
Around the well there are rosary beads, and then there’s a crucifix at the end of that. So people come down and they do the rounds. The usual thing is to go around three times. There are people down there, I am not joking you, every hour of every day. The month of May being the month of Mary, that’s when people go there in their droves. And I mean at any one time on a Sunday afternoon, there could be 300 people, 400 people there. You might think maybe it was only the elderly people that go there, and sure enough they do go there. But there are younger people as well. I see a lot of people in their 20s. [read more …] “Keeper of Tubrid Well & Shrine”
It’s quite amazing how we’ve have had two people from New Zealand tracing Millstreet roots over the past few days – Fr. Bernard Dennehy on Tuesday and now Julie on Thursday. Incidentally, our very good Friend, Denis Murphy of Cahirdowney, Millstreet, successfully carried out research as to
It had been a few years since I last heard from Jimmy Sullivan a friend of mine who lives in Millstreet Town
But very lately early in the morning he gave me a ring for to give me the run down
Of the recent happenings in my old home Parish where I took leave of many years ago
Going by what he had said the changes have been happening and if I returned to there now the place I’d hardly know.
He told me that refugees now live in Millstreet they came from war torn Countries far away
As guests of Noel C Duggan at his Drishane Lodge lets hope that some of them will chose to stay
And build their new lives in my old home Parish a multicultural Duhallow something new
The introduction of new blood brings with it a new freshness
and Millstreet with new blood could surely do. [read more …] “On Receiving A Phone Call From Jimmy Sullivan”
Read more information on Fr. Bernard’s Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, located in Glen Eden, Aukland, New Zealand.