John Tarrant in GAA 125 Quiz final

John Tarrant who will compete in the final of the GAA 125 Quiz
John Tarrant who will compete in the final of the GAA 125 Quiz

Well known Millstreet man John Tarrant has succeeded in winning a place in the last eight of the GAA’s All-Ireland 125 Quiz. The semi-final was hosted by the ‘Memory Man’ Jimmy Magee on August 28th last, and John who is no stranger to quizzes (Scór Senior, table quizzes etc) excelled and qualified for the final which will be held on Friday 18 September in the GAA Museum in Croke Park.

John has been involved in sport and journalism for years now. He is PRO with Millstreet and Duhallow and a columnist and photographer with the Corkman newspaper, as well as working a full time job!

If he wins he will make a guest appearance on the Sunday Game on RTE2 that same night, a trophy, tickets to the All Ireland Football final amongst other prizes. So best of luck to John from everyone here.

There is an article on the Corkman about John’s achievements so far. You can also read some information on the quiz.

Update 24th Sept 09: Unfortunately John did not succeed in the final of the GAA 125 quiz, but well done regardless on a remarkable achievement.

Confusion!

Confusion!" - No not at all...rather Equality and Harmony! Pictured in the driveway of their home on Saturday, 5th Sept. 2009 Noel and Eileen Collins are proud to support their native County in the forthcoming All-Ireland Football final between Cork and Kerry later in September.  Tralee native Noel claims one side of the car while Ballydesmond native Eileen has full claim to the other side of the car!  And Suzie, the cat, appears to agree with the sensible arrangement!! (Pic.:  Seán Radley)
Confusion!" - No not at all...rather Equality and Harmony! Pictured in the driveway of their home on Saturday, 5th Sept. 2009 Noel and Eileen Collins are proud to support their native County in the forthcoming All-Ireland Football final between Cork and Kerry later in September. Tralee native Noel claims one side of the car while Ballydesmond native Eileen has full claim to the other side of the car! And Suzie, the cat, appears to agree with the sensible arrangement!! (Pic.: Seán Radley)

U12 Hurlers win Duhallow Championship

Millstreet U12 Hurlers who won the Duhallow Final in Meelin yesterday (Sun 6th Sept 2009).
Millstreet U12 Hurlers who won the Duhallow Final in Meelin yesterday (Sun 6th Sept 2009). (pic. Paula O' Callaghan)

This Report from the Corkman

Millstreet swept to an exciting victory over Kanturk in the Duhallow U12 Hurling Championship Final played in Meelin. From a high scoring contest, Millstreet claimed a 7-8 to 57 triumph. Credit Millstreet for playing some snappy hurling where there was much to admire on the stickwork and energy of Millstreet’s effort throughout the field.

Opponents Kanturk contributed to a marvellous encounter yet at the end of the hour, they weren’t good enough to get the measure of the Millstreet’s superior challenge.

Scoringwise Thomas Walsh led the Millstreet attack with a hat trick of goals. Further enhanced on Danny Buckley, Shauna O’Sullivan, Darren Kiely and Maura Ellen O’Connor adding additional green flags. The Millstreet team lined out as Tim Healy, Lydia O’Reilly, Lyann O’Reilly, Jamie O’Connor, Patrick Dineen, Sean Og O’Connor, Billy Cronin, Eric Barrett, Thomas Walsh, Shane Hickey, Cathal Crowley, Maura Ellen O’Connor, Shauna O’Sullivan, Darren Kiely, Danny Buckley. Figuring amongst the substitutes were James A Linehan, Alex Lee, Danny O’Callaghan, Dylan O’Leary, Bill Kelleher, Colm O’Leary, Con Lane, Andrew O’Regan and Rachel O’Brien.

1911 Census for Millstreet

An example of a local Census Return Form from 1911
The 1911 Census Return for the O’Riordan family who lived at the corner of Mill Lane and Main Street, Millstreet

Recently I became aware that the 1911 Census has been published online at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie. So if you would like to find who was in your house the night of that census, or if you would like to trace your ancestors then this is an interesting place to look. Personally, I have found my own four grandparents and my 7 great grandparents that were still alive then, and some more interesting facts too.

In this census, Millstreet Town is not a district, but is split into two separate DEDs (District Electoral Divisions): Coomlogane and Drishane from the days of the great houses in town. The full list of local DED’s are:

Caherbarnagh, Coomlogane, Drishane, Kilcorney, CrinalooRathcool,
Keale, Cullen, Skagh (Derinagree), Knocknagree, Rosnalee, Doonasleen

note: the Derragh DED which was in the 1901 census is now gone and is part of the Cullen DED in 1911.

The census was taken on April 2nd 1911.

[read more …] “1911 Census for Millstreet”

Court not returning to Carnegie Hall

The newly revamped Carnegie Hall
The newly revamped Carnegie Hall

In a sign of the world we live in, it seems that the court services have no plans to return to the newly refurbished Carnegie Hall where it has sat for the last 100 years. It had planned to return after refurbishment work which continued over the last year was complete, but it now seems that that is not the case, as they blamed the “current economic climate”. Unfortunately that seems to be excuse that most are using these days, because it is too easy to get away with.

Read the full story here: http://www.corkman.ie/news/no-court-plan-to-lease-or-rent-new-millstreet-facilities-1871243.html

Millstreet Debs 2009

Millstreet Debs 2009 took place on 25th August 2009. A full report on this occasion later, pictures are by Elaine Kelleher. A special mention to Ava and Clodagh two little girls who dressed up for the occasion.

fron the Corkman:

Millstreet Community School pupils replaced school uniforms with glittering ball gowns and dapper tuxedos for their debs ball.

The Millstreet school pupils and friends were out in force at their hosting in the Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire.

A distinct air of glamour surrounded the event as beautiful young ladies accompanied by handsome young men had a night to remember as they dined in style and danced to the beat on their big social event of the year.

[read more …] “Millstreet Debs 2009”

Tour of Ireland in and around Millstreet

Tour of Ireland: peleton passing through Millstreet for the first time
Tour of Ireland: peleton passing through Millstreet for the first time

RTE are showing highlights of the Tour of Ireland are showing highlights from each day in the evenings. They are also putting the highlights programs onto their website. The one from yesterday (Saturday) is here: http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1054085. For the parts of the highlights around Millstreet, the times are outlined below:

[read more …] “Tour of Ireland in and around Millstreet”

You didn't have to tell us!

With due regard for frightening away prospective visitors to Millstreet, I came across a very interesting article on the Summer Rainfall of 2008 published by Met Eireann that contains rainfall information for Millstreet (amongst towns all over the country). Now, we all know that summer 2008 was very very bad, and there were two days in particular when the heavens opened and flooded parts of the town (June 22nd & July 31st), but it’s worth the inclusion anyhow.

Below are some of the ‘highlights’ for Millstreet.

[read more …] “You didn't have to tell us!”

Millstreet film maker to jet off to New York Film Academy

BEFORE jetting off to the New York Film Academy, Millstreet film maker Steven O’Riordan will host a special three-night screening of his documentary, ‘The Forgotten Maggies’, this weekend at The Glen Theatre in Banteer.

This searing documentary will be screened on national TV in September but has only been shown in public once before — in Galway during their recent film festival. Since then, however, it has received waves of interest nationally and internationally.

‘The Forgotten Maggies’ tells the stories of Kathleen Legg, Maureen O’Sullivan, Mary King and Mary Collins; four women indelibly marked by Ireland’s Magdalene laundries …

The above is a stub from an article published on Thursday August 13th the Corkman newspaper. The full article can be read here:  http://www.corkman.ie/entertainment/special-screening-of-forgotten-maggies-in-banteer-1858763.html

Trailer for the film “The Forgotten Maggies”

[read more …] “Millstreet film maker to jet off to New York Film Academy”

Regional Report 975

Regional Report 975.

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 975 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this pleasant Tuesday morning.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 3, 8,11, 26 … and the jackpot was not won. €100 went to Kevin O’Connor, Rathrue, the seller was  Reens Pharmacy. They got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Tadgh Collins, Dooneen. €20 each to Cissy Kelleher, Aubane, Cliona Coughlan, Killarney, Mary Gahan, Minor Row, Margaret O Callaghan,Clara Rd. Patsy Corcoran, Pound Hill, Breda Broderick, Clara Rd, Joe Moynihan, Killarney, and Mary Corcoran, Cullen. Jackpot for next, the magic figure of €13,000 . The draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.

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Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

Main Street, Millstreet

WOULD YOU LIKE HELP WITH:

Writing Names & Addresses, Filling in forms, Paying Bills, Writing messages, Reading Bus Timetables, Reading Instructions, Notes to Schools, Days of Week/Months of Year, Driver theory preparation, Basic computers

We can offer free and confidential one-to-one support with trained tutors
For further information contact Elaine 086 8337811

More Information:

Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I.) ECDL Computer Courses (Starts Sepember 09)

A Testemonial from David

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The homepage for the Millstreet Adult Learning Centre is located at:

http://www.millstreet.ie/Links/adult_learning_centre/

Yoga, Tai Chi & Chi Kung


YOGA

TAI CHI & CHI KUNG

7 WEEK COURSE OF CLASSES FOR

ADULTS COMMENCING at the Canon

O’ Donovan Centre,

Millstreet

(No experience necessary)

Thursday 10th September: 7.00pm Yoga ………………………7 weeks €85

Thursday 10th September: 8.15pm Tai Chi & Chi Kung….7 weeks €85

(Discounted rate of €150 for anyone wishing to register for both classes)

Please Note: The running of these classes is dependent upon adequate numbers

of participants so advance booking is required.

Places are limited, please book your place before the end of August.

Visit the website below for further details.

CONTACT: Veronica Tangney 087 99 67 615

<email>

www.instillireland.com

Fundraiser

Now there’s a brilliant fund-raising idea,
Now there’s a brilliant fund-raising idea,

“Now there’s a brilliant fund-raising idea,” say Fr. Declan O’Connor, P.P. and Denis Lane as they note Martin Cleary’s new hair style (recently dyed for a €200.00 bet!). Martin indicates that he would be glad to re-dye his hair for a sponsored fund-raiser in aid of the restoration building fund for the Church. The church fund is now past the one million euro mark. (pic Seán Radley)

No Horse Show this year

FOR the first time in four decades history, the Millstreet Summer Horse Show is a non runner this week.

This comes after an impasse between Millstreet organisers and the national body Showjumping Ireland.

Millstreet came to life each summer on the staging of its six-day equestrian festival in the Green Glens Arena, holding an unrivalled reputation as a mecca for showjumping enthusiasts.

This is the first time in 38 years that Millstreet Show will not he held and the cancellation is seen as a huge loss to owners, show organisers and the North Cork catchment area.

Apart from the show jumping, the showing classes such as the Young Irelander, Boomerang and National Discovery provided a shop window for owners to parade their young talents before buyers from across the world.

Multi purpose facilities from sand-surfaced arenas to warm-up paddocks and the spacious indoor complex added to the enjoyment for entries drawn from all over the country.

On the positive side, the 2009 Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show returns to Millstreet over the October Bank Holiday weekend.

The Green Glens venue is donated free of charge by the Duggan family. To date, this show has raised €190,000 for a range of local and national charities.