Millstreet’s Aileen Hickie on TV3’s “Midday”

Aileen Hickie, daughter of Andrew & Mary Hickie, The Square, Millstreet, wife of Matt Cooper of "The Last Word" (Today FM), and Barrister by trade - features on a very regular basis in the hugely popular TV3's "Midday" programme (broadcast weekdays from 11.50 a.m. to 12.50 p.m). On one of the panel discussions the very professional and consistently cheerful Aileen highly praised Millstreet's Tubrid Holy Well - Thank you for being such a wonderful Millstreet Ambassador in Dublin, Aileen. (Seán)

You can see her in the video of Monday’s ‘Midday’ programme on TV3.ie

Prayerful November Balloon Release at Millstreet Community School

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 Shopping Week

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”

Garda Speed Cameras

Map of the new speed cameras around Millstreet

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

Rock ‘n Roll In Millstreet

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
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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.

[read more …] “Rock ‘n Roll In Millstreet”

Bazaar Success at GAA Community Hall

Organised by Millstreet Development Group the Grand Bazaar held at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Sunday, 14th Nov. 2010 was a great success. Here we view Rita Buckley (on right) accepting the superb prize of a television kindly sponsored by McCarthy T.V. & Electrical of the Square, Millstreet from Áine of the Development Group. Sandra Buckley of Rathcoole won the prize which was accepted on her behalf by her mother, Rita.

November Remembrance Features for Holy Souls

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”

Townlands of Millstreet Poor Law Union

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).

Drishane Civil Parish (33,061 acres, 58 townlands, 1 town)
Cullen Civil Parish (13,619 acres, 55 townlands)

 

The full list of townlands covered by the Millstreet Poor Law Union is below:

Townland Acres Barony Civil Parish
Adrivale 460 West Muskerry Drishane
Ahane Beg 158 Duhallow Cullen
Ahane Lower 188 Duhallow Cullen
Ahane Upper 303 Duhallow Cullen
Anagloor 417 Duhallow Drishane [read more …] “Townlands of Millstreet Poor Law Union”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Five

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”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Four

Seán Radley gets an exclusive interview with 20 of the Chilean Miners who were all in good spirits

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)

[read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Four”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three

An "Abbey Road" moment

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”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Two

"Dr" Joan Anders with her instant cure for all of mens ailments (the burdizzo!)

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”

Fancy Dress Event at Wallis Arms – An Outstanding Success

This year's Fancy Dress Event at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 29th Oct. 2010 was an outstanding success. Here we feature the winners but do look out for lots of very colourful pictures from the event over coming days on our website. From left: Mary Randles (2nd), Gerard Mcsweeney (Organising Committee), Catherine Pomeroy-Murphy (Organising Committee), Sharon Healy (1st), Paul O'Connor (Joint 3rd), Shane O'Donoghue (Organising Committee), Jason Murphy (Joint 3rd). The standard of costumes worn was hugely impressive. Seán Murphy of LTV2 recorded highlights of this important and very enjoyable annual occasion. (Seán)

Update 2/nov/10: The first of the photos have been uploaded in a new article

LTV2 Millstreet Back On Air

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)

Drishane Region Project Ltd. A.G.M. 2010 & Hugely Important FÁS Input

Pictured in the Canon O'Donovan Centre tonight at the Annual General Meeting of Drishane Region Project Ltd. supported by FÁS - Seated (from left): Sharon Lane (Acting Secretary & G.A.A.), Gordon O'Keeffe (Chairman & Tidy Town Association), Pat Breen (Treasurer & Millstreet Pitch & Putt). Back row (from left): Gerry McGrath (FÁS Senior Development Officer), Denis Hickey (FÁS Supervisor, Millstreet), Cllr. Noel Buckley (Millstreet Community Council), Jerry Lehane (Millstreet Town Park Committee) and Sheila Murphy (representing Mary Feeley, Canon O'Donovan Centre Projects). Behind the camera - Seán Radley (Millstreet Museum/Tourist Information Centre).

Keeper of Tubrid Well & Shrine

James O’Sullivan keeper of Tubrid Well Shrine near Millstreet, Co Cork

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”

The Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show 2010 at Green Glens

One of the many colourful scenes at this year's Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show. This image was taken at Green Glens on Saturday, 23rd October 2010. (Seán)

A Good Hat Day!

Pictured at the 25th Anniversary of Millstreet / Pommerit-le-Vicomte Twinning Association on 18th September 2010 at Liscahane where a tree was planted and a plaque unveiled - wearing distinctive hats on the occasion (on left) Bernard, an Artist from Pommerit-le-Vicomte and Brendan Murphy of LTV2 Millstreet (Seán)

Julie Thomas from New Zealand Tracing Millstreet Roots & Denis’s Successful Research

Julie Thomas from Wellington, New Zealand has been in Millstreet for the past few days completing research for her book "Seven-eighths Irish". Julie is a great, great, great Grand-daughter of Andrew Dennehy of Millstreet. (Seán)

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

[read more …] “Julie Thomas from New Zealand Tracing Millstreet Roots & Denis’s Successful Research”

On Receiving A Phone Call From Jimmy Sullivan

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.
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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”

Fr. Bernard Dennehy of New Zealand Visits Millstreet

Denis Murphy of Cahirdowney, Millstreet accords a royal welcome to Fr. Bernard Dennehy from New Zealand whose grandfather, Michael, came from Cahirdowney and emigrated to New Zealand c. 1880. Fr. Bernard visited Millstreet for the very first time today and met many local people who made him feel so very much at home. He attended Fr. J. Fitzgerald's 10.00 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, 19th Oct. 2010 and we arranged to give him a tour of the area. We ended the day at Tullig House where he was so thrilled to meet Mary Cashman with sons Donal and Michael. Fr. Bernard had known the late Fr. Michael Cashman of Tullig House who devoted his priestly life to the people of New Zealand. (Seán)

Read more information on Fr. Bernard’s Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, located in Glen Eden, Aukland, New Zealand.

National Dairy Show Success

Reporting for LTV2 from the very successful National Dairy Show at Green Glens on Saturday, 16th October 2010 with the award-winning Barrett Family from Cork City whose cows won both the Best Holstein cow and best Jersey cow and earned high praise from American Judge Charlie Will at this year's Show. LTV2's Seán Murphy filmed the prestigious event while LTV2's Jerry O'Riordan took the still photograph. (Seán)

[read more …] “National Dairy Show Success”

Peter O’Regan Delights Millstreet Gramophone Circle With His Selection

Peter O'Regan of Lissarda, Macroom featured true musical gems in his superb presentation at the Millstreet Gramophone Circle's meeting held in the Canon O'Donovan Centre, Clara Road on Friday, 15th Oct. 2010. Peter's first cousin was the late Denis O'Regan and his granduncle was the late Andrew O'Regan both of whom have been associated with the renowned O'Regan's Mills of Millstreet. Pictured from left: Eileen Hackett, Gretta O'Regan, Peter O'Regan and Mary McSweeney (all from the general Macroom/Muskerry area). Donal Cowman was the splendid musical technician while Maurice Linehan delivered a very fine vote of appreciation and thanks to Peter. (Seán)