Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 24th Feb. 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 24th February, 2019

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:

MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY

10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Eileen Buckley, Liscahane; Sr. Gertrude Flynn, Clonmel. 

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 23rd February:                         

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Peg O’Keeffe, Drishane Road    

Sunday 24th February:                   

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Kathleen Moynihan, Ballydaly    

Cullen      10.15 a.m.            Timmy, Mary Agnes & the deceased

members of the Regan Family, Nohovaldaly  Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Concubhair O’hEalaithe, Drishane Road      

Anniversaries: Andrew Hickie, The Square; Maureen Moran, Ballyvouskil; Timothy & Mary Dineen, Carrigacooleen; Seanie Murphy, Cloghoulabeg; Dan Duggan, Claraghatlea; Peter Roche, Drishanebeg; Patrick Dineen, Knocknapogue; Margaret Casey, Tooreenbawn; Jerome Riordan, Dromsicane; Eamonn Cronin, Knockduff; Annie Murphy, Ahane; Tommy O’Mahony, Millstreet & Boherbue; Abina & Denis McCarthy, Fortgrady; Tom Enright, Newcastlewest; Ned & Mary O’Sullivan, Glenleigh. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 24th Feb. 2019”

Millstreet Vintage Club’s Cheque Presentation to Cork Simon

Margaret O’Sullivan representing Cork Simon was greatly impressed with the truly substantial cheque which was presented by Millstreet Vintage Club on Friday night, 22nd Feb. 2019 in the Wallis Arms Hotel as a result of the excellent fundraising event of Coffee, Cars and Chat which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel and which brought over forty vintage cars on show in The Square that Sunday.  The cheque for €1,930.70 was presented by Chairman Donie Lucey who expressed his delight at the generous amount collected for such a praiseworthy cause which was initially suggested by Club Member, Declan Ryan P.R.O. Bernard Crowley also outlined the very full programme planned for this year by Millstreet Vintage Club.  A special radio feature on tonight’s event will be broadcast on Cork Music Station on “Radio Treasures” on Tues. 12th March at 10pm.  Here we share a variety of images from tonight’s presentation.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Margaret O’Sullivan is pictured in centre front row.
Donie Lucey presents Margaret O’Sullivan with the very impressive cheque.

[read more …] “Millstreet Vintage Club’s Cheque Presentation to Cork Simon”

Town Park Bridge Plaque Dedicated to John & Lena O’Keeffe

Three members of Millstreet Town Park Committee visited John O’Keeffe at Teach Altra, Newmarket this Friday morning (22nd Feb. 2019) to reveal the very impressive Dedication Plaque to John who was truly delighted with such an uplifting gesture.   The Plaque will be put in place at the Bridge within Millstreet Town Park next week.  We thank Denis Hickey for sharing the two images taken in Newmarket this morning.  And we’ve drawn from our Millstreet Museum Archive a very happy picture of John & Lena taken on 18th July 2006 photographed across the road from Centra in West End.  Click on all images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

From left: Noel Collins, John O’Keeffe, Denis Hickey and Jerry Lehane.
John & Lena O’Keeffe pictured at West End, Millstreet on 18th July 2006.

[read more …] “Town Park Bridge Plaque Dedicated to John & Lena O’Keeffe”

“Junk Kouture” Voting Now In Progress

We received the following communication from one of the two wonderfully talented groups from Millstreet Community School who have reached the Regional Finals of the prestigious nationwide “Junk Kouture 2019” Competition….Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) :

Tia writes:  “Voting for our Junk Kouture is opened and we’d appreciate all the votes we could get! 

Please vote for Rachel, Tia, and Maggie’s design “IMPERISHABLE” for the Junk Kouture Regional Finals! Voting is opened all this week and you can vote every day! All the votes and support are appreciated greatly! You can vote using the link https://app.junkkouture.com/voter/register we really appreciate all the support from the community!!! 

Thanks so much we really appreciate all the support and votes from everyone!

Thanks again so much! 

Tia , Rachel and Maggie. “

[read more …] ““Junk Kouture” Voting Now In Progress”

Death Notice: Eileen Buckley, Liscahane

The death has occurred of Eileen Buckley (née Cronin), Liscahane, Millstreet, Cork. Passed away peacefully on Sunday 17th February 2019 in the loving care of the her family. Beloved wife of the late Danny and son Pat, mother of Aileen (O’ Keeffe), Norma, Maura (Kiely) and Niall. Sadly missed by her sister, Kathleen, brother Patie, sisters in law, sons in law, daughter in law, 10 grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends, carers and neighbours. May She Rest in Peace.

Reposing in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Monday from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 2pm with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]

St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet

St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet was truly celebrated when the generosity demonstrated to a fundraiser was most impressive.   To illustrate this we visited the special fundraising Coffee/Tea Morning at Herlihy’s Centra in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre – we viewed the teddy-bear/floral display at Supervalu and we observed the many wonderfully decorated windows celebrating 14th Feb. 2019.   We share some eleven images.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet”

House of Prayer Monthly Meeting at Cloghoulabeg Millstreet

The monthly meeting at the House of Prayer in Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet was coordinated by Tom and Mairéad Dennehy with Mass on this occasion (Wednesday, 13th Feb. 2019) celebrated by Fr. Seán Tucker.   Here we share six images from the special event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Here below we feature pictures from a previous meeting. [read more …] “House of Prayer Monthly Meeting at Cloghoulabeg Millstreet”

A.G.M. of Millstreet Community Council at Wallis Arms Hotel

The Annual General Meeting 2019 of Millstreet Community Council took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night, 12th Feb..  The dedication and commitment of M.C.C. is truly inspirational in that so many praiseworthy events are organised annually, numerous deserving causes are supported and the uplifting image of Millstreet and its environs is consistently promoted.   Every success in the year ahead.  Míle buíochas for your wonderful work – the Community greatly appreciates such sincere generosity of time, talent and dedication.  Click on the images below which illustrate those who participated in the A.G.M. at the Wallis Arms Hotel.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “A.G.M. of Millstreet Community Council at Wallis Arms Hotel”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station

Our 10pm interview tonight takes us back to Moneygall in 2012 (Two scheduled interviews re Junk Kouture 2019 and Shirley O’Regan of Air Ambulance Project – are deferred until a later date) where we chat with Henry Healy – a cousin of Barack Obama and we listen to CCÉ music at the Moneygall Festival -on Cork Music Station    Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat

Interviewing Henry Healy in Moneygall for LTV2 and Cork Music Station on Sunday 08/07/2012

about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  And we hear about our first Podcast – our recent Interview now available thanks to the excellent work of Bernard Crowley. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!

Video: Stavros696 reviews the Renault Magnum at Kelcro

Celebrity youTuber Stavros696 who reviews trucks, cars, and vans, was at Kelcro’s yard in Cloghoula last week, where he reviewed Bob’s 2008 Renault Magnum truck in detail, with it’s 460hp straight 6 cylinder Diesel engine, from the outside to the inside, and then took it for a test-drive through Millstreet, turning around at the K&L yard, and back to Cloghoula. watch the video below:


[read more …] “Video: Stavros696 reviews the Renault Magnum at Kelcro”

Two Magnificent Designs Through to Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019

Two wonderfully talented Groups from Millstreet Community School will be sharing their superbly creative designs in Limerick at the Regional Final of the Annual Bank of Ireland sponsored Junk Kouture 2019.  One of the Groups was recently presented with a prestigious Silver Ticket to the Regional Final by Sportsperson Supreme, Briege Corkery (winner of 18 All Irelands!).  Here we share images from Briege’s recent visit to the School.   A special recording of the occasion will be broadcast on Cork Music Station on this Tuesday, 12th Feb. 2019 at 10pm.  Click on the images to enlarge.  We thank Art Teacher, Sandra Moynihan, for background information which we share in the “Read More” section of our feature below.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Two Magnificent Designs Through to Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019”

Remembering the late Matron Eileen (Nellie) Barrett of Kanturk


We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to the Relatives of the late Matron Eileen (Nellie) Barrett of Kanturk who was laid to rest today (Sunday, 10th Feb. 2019).  R.I.P..  Her wonderful dedication as Matron of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in Millstreet for many years was truly inspirational.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. 
(S.R.)
[RIP]

Three Superb Mountain Race Events on Sat. 9th Feb. 2019

Irish Mountain Runners Association Millstreet was the true focal point for numerous energetic Athletes from 6:00 am until Sat. Night when no less that three highly regarded Mountain Races took place.   The first group of Athletes were transported to Kealkil in West Cork where at 8am they began their journey to Millstreet.  Gavin Byrne of Dublin was the first to reach the finishing flag just before 3pm.   A second group were transported to Ballyvourney from where they set off for Millstreet.  Official tracking was provided where one could follow on a special phone app at what stage the various participants were.  And at 1pm a group of almost one hundred climbed Clara Mountain.  Here we share some 24 images from what was a wonderfully sporting occasion in Millstreet.  Splendid refreshments were provided in Millstreet GAA Community Hall.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winner of Clara Mountain Race…Neilus Healy of Dublin and formerly of Church Street, Millstreet son of Nora and Denis.
Time to walk on air!
Gavin Byrne of DublinSupreme Winner of Kealkill to Millstreet Race.
One of the many superbly fit Athletes who participated in the Kealkill to Millstreet Race – Colin Buckley of Cork whose father Joe is a native of The Square, Millstreet.
Rosa from Spain (Ballyvourney to Millstreet Race), Tom from Limerick (Kealkill to Millstreet Race), James from Kilkenny (Kealkill Race) and Donal from Millstreet (Clara Race).
Dedicated Coordinator Donie Shine en route.

[read more …] “Three Superb Mountain Race Events on Sat. 9th Feb. 2019”

Millstreet Community Council Extends Sincere Congratulations to O’Flynn Medical

Chairman Noel Buckley extends on behalf of Millstreet Community Council sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on receiving their highly prestigious Award at the recent major Award Ceremony in Cork.

Noel writes: ” Millstreet Community Council, on behalf of the community, would like to extend sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on winning The Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year Award.  This is indeed a prestigious achievement by O’Flynn Medical and a worthy recognition of their expansion over the past twenty years.” 

(S.R.)

Zinc Mining in Millstreet?

“TORONTOFeb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Adventus Zinc Corporation (TSXV: ADZN, OTCQX: ADVZF) (“Adventus”) is pleased to announce that is has entered into a heads of agreement to sell its Lismore, Fermoy, Millstreet and Charleville exploration projects in Ireland to the privately-owned Australian exploration company BMEx Limited  … read the full press release on PRNewswire

The above press release was published yesterday, and frankly I had to read it twice to make sure I had read it right. Essentially the Adventus Zinc Mining Exploration Company purchased the rights to mine the area around Millstreet, and sold it to an Austrialian mining company. Just like that.

So what’s going on, and where is the mine? Well there isn’t any mine, nor have any exploratory drill holes been sunk as of yet. The companies are trading on the hope of finding Zinc in the Millstreet area. (Ireland has the highest concentration of zinc in the world.

Why Millstreet? Millstreet lies right on top of the Killarney-Mallow Fault Line, a major fault line where two tectonic plates were pushing against each other 270 million years ago, which ended up forming the mountains south of here. In creating the mountains, the surface of the earth buckled and layers containing Zinc from deep underground were pushed up to the surface where they are remain to this day, available for mining.

It is no coincidence therefore that the map of the Millstreet Block (below) follows the fault line from Killarney to Banteer. Nothing might ever happen with mining … but you’d never know.

[read more …] “Zinc Mining in Millstreet?”

Impressive Cheque Presentation in Aubane for Irish Air Ambulance

Following the annual Christmas Morning Mushera Climb 2018 the proceeds amounted to the wonderfully impressive amount of €2,000.00.   A cheque for this uplifting amount was presented on Thursday night (7th Feb. 2019) in Aubane Community Centre to Shirley O’Regan of Youghal – the Irish Community Rapid Response by Land & Air Representative – in aid of the new Air Ambulance which will be based in Rathcoole.   MC, John F. Kelleher, expressed thanks to the many dedicated people who helped to make this very praiseworthy project such a great success again this year.  Shirley outlined the importance of such fundraising for the all-important developing Air Ambulance Service and provided an update on the progress of the overall project…with special reference to Rathcoole.   A brief interview with Shirley may be heard on Cork Music Station this Tuesday, 12th Feb. at 10pm in the “Radio Treasures” programme.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Shirley O’Regan (centre) with members of the O’Mahony Family.

[read more …] “Impressive Cheque Presentation in Aubane for Irish Air Ambulance”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station will focus on three areas – TR Dallas and Musician Joe King in Carriganima – A truly magnificent and moving version of “Sweet 16” and we hear “You are my sunshine” which was signed for the hearing challenged at Rathmore’s 2019 Pantomime “Rapunzel”.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  And we hear about our first Podcast – last week’s Interview now available thanks to the excellent work of Bernard Crowley. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!

TR, Seán & Joe at Carriganima
J.R. meets T.R.!
Grandparents’ Day at Presentation N.S. today (Tues. 5th Feb. 2019)
“Rapunzel” – Magnificent Rathmore Pantomime 2019
Double Rapunzels!

Surprise!

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station”

Millstreet Day Care Centre Church Gate Collection This Weekend

Millstreet Day Care Centre is such a superb and important part of Millstreet Parish Life – most worthy of generous support this weekend at its Church Gate Collection. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Pictured at Sunday’s Church Gate Collection – from left William, Eileen, Danny and Mary.
Denis Hickey and Mary Feeley – two of the team at this weekend’s Church Gate Collection.

Wonderful Reaction to Vintage Interviews on “Radio Treasures”

Sincere thanks for the wonderfully positive reaction to our 10pm Interviews last night on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station where the focus was on the recent fundraising event by Millstreet Vintage Club in aid of Cork Simon Community.   Here we share some seven more images from the very impressive occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Dan, Pat and Declan were all interviewed on the programme.
Members of Millstreet Vintage Club pictured with Interviewees Supreme from Castlemartyr Vintage ClubJason, Eric, Martina and Pat.

[read more …] “Wonderful Reaction to Vintage Interviews on “Radio Treasures””

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features Millstreet Vintage Club

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station will focus on Millstreet Vintage Club’s most recent very successful Event in aid of Cork Simon Community – we chat with Chairman of MVC Donie Lucey, Secretary of MVC Dan O’Riordan as well as Pat Bucke and we meet with enthusiast Declan Ryan whose suggestion of Cork Simon Community being chosen as the Group for which the uplifting fundraising was held.  And we interview Jason, Eric and Martina from the superb Castlemartyr Vintage Club.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features Millstreet Vintage Club”

A.G.M. of Millstreet Town Park Committee on Fri. 25th Jan. 2019

Pictured at Friday night’s A.G.M. of Millstreet Town Park which took place at Millstreet Day Care Centre. The people of Millstreet and beyond are indeed very grateful to this wonderfully dedicated Committee for coordinating the excellent management of our Town Park where such magnificent amenities are provided enhancing the daily lives of our community. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

MCS Presentation to Soccer Player Supreme Ciarán O’Sullivan of Cullen

Millstreet Community Student Third Year student, Ciarán O’Sullivan from Mologhroe, Cullen has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-15 Squad.  They travel to Spain next week for three matches against Spain, the Netherlands and Hungary.  Ciarán, who plays with Mallow United, is the sole Cork, and indeed Munster, representative to have been selected for this prestigious tournament and he is expected to earn his first cap for Ireland during the week.  On Friday morning (25th Jan. 2019) School Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin in the presence of the Student Assembly and Staff presented Ciarán with a special certificate on behalf of the school.  He had his Ireland jersey with him and some of the School’s own soccer team kitted out for the occasion.   Ciarán’s mother, Marie, was also present for the uplifting occasion.  We extend sincere congratulations to the wonderfully talented Ciarán on such a magnificent sporting achievement.   We thank Principal Pól for alerting us to the presentation and for providing the background information.   Here we share a selection of some twelve images from the special event.   Even a splendid rainbow appeared over the School following the occasion!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “MCS Presentation to Soccer Player Supreme Ciarán O’Sullivan of Cullen”