Millstreet GAA Club Regristration Night 24th Feb. 2017






BETWEEN 7.30 & 8.30pm

in Millstreet GAA Community Hall





We thank Sharon Lane for the notice.  (S.R.)



Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1

Recently at the Wallis Arms Hotel on two separate nights Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA celebrated with a superb Victory Social – on the Friday night with the younger members and on the Saturday night with the more senior players.  Here we share images from the first occasion where Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley was the Guest of Honour who presented the wonderfully successful players with their medals.  The Disco which followed the meal, presentation and speeches – with very popular D.J. Kieran – was hugely enjoyed by the young players.  Great credit is due to the many dedicated Coaches and Coordinators.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we share a further selection of pictures from the splendid annual occasion. continue reading the full article “Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1”

Visitor from Florida U.S.A. to Visit Millstreet

The following message was recently received from Becky Mantle Starks of Florida USA.  (S.R.)

Hello !   I plan to be in Millstreet in late March, likely March 30 and 31.
my goal is to find more information about my grandfather Thomas Bartholomew Mantle b. County Cork 1820, d. Kentucky USA 1903
and/or his likely father Thomas C. Mantle b. 1799 in Cork.

I have found a Thomas Mantle in the Tithe Applotment
Books, 1823-1837. he is listed several times.

I have also found a Thomas Mantle as a butcher in Millstreet, along with a
possible brother, Joseph Mantle in Slater’s Directory

Would there likely be additional information on him anywhere
in the Millstreet area ?

before arriving in Millstreet, I will have visited the various
repositories in Dublin, but with limited time constraints. any tips
you have for searching there would be appreciated.

Is there anyone you might recommend to guide me in finding more
information about my family in Milstreet ?

I am also sending this via the messenger contact to

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Kindest regards,
Becky Mantle Starks
Florida, U.S.

Water Flag Mission at Derrinagree N.S. – Superb Third Green Flag!

We thank Pam Thornton (Teacher/Project Coordinator) for the following article and images.  (S.R.)

Put a STOP to the DROPs!’  is the new Green Code for Derinagree in their quest to save water. This code was chosen by Ms. Kiely’s Rang 3&4. The entire school has been busy conserving water.


  • Read the water meter weekly
  • check that taps are turned off properly
  • report leaks to our caretaker John
  • use a basin in the sink when washing up
  • inserted a (water filled)1L milk carton into each cistern to save 1 L for every flush.

We also invited 2 speakers who are experts on conserving water.
Berne Connolly from the Cork Environmental Forum explained how little water in the world is safe for drinking! When we discovered that it was 1% we realised what a precious resource water is!  She also showed us how much water is ‘hidden’ in the products we buy e.g. meat, clothes etc. She encouraged us to grow our own food.

Stephanie O’ Toole (from STREAMSCAPES) shared with us the dangerous world of MICRO BEADS! These are tiny plastic particles commonly used in shampoos & toothpaste to improve cleansing power. However we soon realised the terrible harm these pieces of plastic were to the fish.

You can download an app called ‘Beat the Microbead’. Use this app to scan products for these microplastic ingredients! You can then choose to buy a product that does not harm aquatic life.

As a result of these inspirational guests, the senior classes made their own GREEN CLEANING product with vinegar, breadsoda & lemon juice!

Leaky Detectives are now on the prowl to STOP that DROP, as are the Energy Squad whose job it is to switch off lights & shut doors. Our WASTE WATCHERS (no….they’re not in Cullen on Monday nights!) have hardly any work to do according to the children as they now have the hang of keeping our yard & classrooms litter free! Well done! continue reading the full article “Water Flag Mission at Derrinagree N.S. – Superb Third Green Flag!”

Where The Road Takes Me – 7pm Today on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for this advance information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

Three and a half thousand people who missed the programme, logged onto our website to hear the podcast of her last guest spot on ‘Where the road takes me’. So to say that West Cork based psychic tarot reader and paranormal investigator Karina Collins is back by popular demand, is not a cliché but a fact.

This week………….

A step by step guide as to what happens when the soul leaves the body after death and heads for the spirit world. In fact it is not uncommon for the soul to ‘jump ship’ and leave the body a few moments before death.

Past lives and re-incarnation, and the 2000 proven case studies of children who spoke about their past lives. The children as young as six gave information about members of their families in a past life, which was later investigated and verified by their parents, and researchers.

A brief history of Tarot cards which goes back to the 15th century. We discover that they are not as scary as they look, and there is much more to them, than just predicting the future.


Recent ground breaking studies which show the power of prayer to heal. Why it is within everybody’s grasp to heal, but why most people do it incorrectly. Karina tells us how……. continue reading the full article “Where The Road Takes Me – 7pm Today on C103”

International Support for IHCPT Lourdes Project 2017

Úna Buckley and Dervla Murphy with Millstreet Community School Chaplain, John Magee promoting the upcoming fundraising Quiz at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Fri. 3rd March. When Patrick O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky read about the upcoming event he sent €60.00 to Millstreet Museum to be presented to the two inspiring Students who will be representing their school on the IHCPT Project in Lourdes in April 2017. Such international support by a true gentleman with Adrivale, Millstreet roots is indeed greatly appreciated. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The official presentation of Patrick’s very generous support including his letter in which he had also offered to provide a further prize for the Draw on the night – an item from Kentucky and its very famous equestrian tradition. Úna and Dervla will be writing to express thanks to Patrick (who is to revisit Ireland in July 2017). Also included in the above picture which was taken by Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal) is Pat Pigott, Principal, Millstreet Community School.

Patrick O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA pictured in 2016 at Millstreet Museum pointing out the silver cup which he so kindly presented.  Patrick has supported other Millstreet related projects also such as the Christmas Street Lighting.  (S.R) continue reading the full article “International Support for IHCPT Lourdes Project 2017”

St. Vincent de Paul Society Expresses Sincere Thanks for Recent Generosity

The Millstreet Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society wishes to express sincere thanks for the very generous response to recent Church gate collections in the area. It is greatly appreciated. (S.R.)

“Green and Blue” Play at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel on 8th Feb.

Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel are delighted to be part of The Blood Alley Theatre Company and Cork County Council “Fit up Theatre Festivals” Following their 2 wonderful performances in Bruach Na Carraige last Wednesday night, the Blood Alley Theatre professional actors are back in Rockchapel next Wednesday night February the 8th with a play “Green and Blue” by Laurance McKeown, and on Wednesday February the 15th. with “My real Life” by Eoin Cotter all shows at 8pm sharp.  Information from 0872205566.
We thank Jack Roche for this notice.  (S.R.)

Very Successful Johnny Cash Event Results in Wonderful Cheque Presentation for “Cancer Connect” Transport

Sharon Hickey presenting a cheque for €700.00 to Neily O’Leary, Chairman West Cork Rural Transport on behalf of Kilcorney Community Association. The proceeds of the Johnny Cash night at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar. Also included Tim Leader, Danny Sheehan, Donie Howard, Pat Sheehan and Steve Ellis, Cancer Connect Coordinator.
Thanks for the great support.   We thank Donie Howard for the important photograph and caption.  (S.R.)  continue reading the full article “Very Successful Johnny Cash Event Results in Wonderful Cheque Presentation for “Cancer Connect” Transport”

FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2017

This is the new logo for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors, which includes Drishane Castle set against the spectacular backdrop of the Clara and Derrynasaggart Mountains.

The best Young Riders and Juniors from across Europe will be vying for success in Millstreet from 19th – 23rd July 2017. Timetables and more details are on . continue reading the full article “FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2017”

Mallow Search & Rescue Team Receives Boeing New Year Swim Cheque

A most impressive cheque for €2,650.00 was presented by the Boeing New Year Swim Committee to Representatives John, Emmet and Martin of the Mallow Search & Rescue Team at the Malpaso Bar on Friday, 27th Jan. 2017. We shall be featuring an interview with the Team on Radio Treasures this Tuesday at 10pm. Here we share 14 images of the uplifting occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí (Muskerry Gaeltacht Way) Ultra Trail Race

On Saturday 11th February 2017, mountain runners from around Ireland will arrive in Kealkil for the very first running of the Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Ultra Trail Race. The race will follow the route Beara-Breifne Way for 70km, and that evening finish at West End in Millstreet.

The race is a fully way-marked trail that covers just over 70km of this route (with approx. 2000m climb), running along the Beara-Breifne Way between Kealkill and Millstreet. Runners will cross the Sheehy and Derrynasaggart mountain ranges over a variety of tough open mountain terrain, forest trails and quiet country roads.

Full information on the race is on the Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Page

The last section (from Ballyvourney to Millstreet) after they have already run 47km is described here:

“Stage 4: Ballyvourney to Millstreet 23.4km, 780m climb
The final stretch of the Slí climbs steadily out of Ballyvourney and up into the Derrynasaggart mountains, skirting Mullaghanish with its 220m high transmitter (the 4th tallest structure in Ireland). Here the Slí is continue reading the full article “Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí (Muskerry Gaeltacht Way) Ultra Trail Race”

Very Successful Concert for Bridget in Ballinhassig Saturday Night

A wonderfully successful Concert for Bridget was held in the Marian Hall in Ballinhassig on Saturday night. Here we meet those who took part in the special event. Highlights of the occasion will feature on “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation at 10pm this Tuesday. Pictured from left: Barry O’Halloran(Coordinator/Performer), Angela Ryan (singer supreme), Seán Radley (M.C.), Ryan Morgan (Tenor supreme), Joan McCann (Coordinator), Elaine Canning (International Soprano), Eoin O’Callaghan (Musical Director). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Tenor supreme Ryan Morgan from Cobh and originally from Wales performing with the RTAI Cork Choir…Retired Teachers Association of Ireland – Cork Branch. The Choir presented a superb variety of songs during Saturday night’s splendid event in Ballinhassig.

Very Successful Farm Machinery Show 2017 at Green Glens

The Annual Farm Machinery Show at Green Glens last week was wonderfully successful and attracted a very large attendance on both days (18th and 19th Jan.). Here we share images from the superb event which was blessed with dry fresh weather. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Marian Players Prepare for Spectacular Panto 30 in Rathmore

“Sleeping Beauty” is this year’s superb production by Rathmore’s Marian Players. This is the 30th year of the hugely popular annual praiseworthy event which has been a phenomenal fundraiser over the past generation. Here we share images from last week’s dress rehearsal in advance of the launching of the excellent Pantomime at Rathmore’s Community Centre. We thank Val Moynihan and Michael O’Mahony for alerting us to the exciting event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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“Professor Gerry o’Sullivan – Surgeon of Renown – Legacy of Hope” Part 1 on C103 Sunday at 7pm

We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene, for the following advance notice regarding his upcoming 7pm Sunday radio programme (22nd Jan. 2017) on C103 (S.R.):

From a farming background in the rural village of Caheragh, he went on to become an outstanding cancer surgeon and founder of the Cork Cancer Research Centre. The sad irony is that the disease he spent almost a lifetime operating on and attempting to find cures for, seemed to take it’s revenge on him in the end.

On ‘Where the road takes me’, and over the course of three programmes, we look at the life and times, the career and many achievements of the larger than life Professor Gerry o’Sullivan, who passed away in February of 2012.

In Caheragh we meet his brothers Con and Donal. We meet the people behind the Threshing festival in the village who have raised one million euro so far, for a cause that one of their favourite sons passionately believed in. And we pay a visit to the Amenity Science Park in the village which honours the memory of a world renowned Cancer Researcher and surgeon.

We spend a day with the scientists and investigators at the Cork Cancer Research Centre, which was founded by Gerry o’Sullivan. Now in a state of the art facility, it houses clinicians and researchers under one roof, where new cancer treatments are brought to trial quicker.

And………….. continue reading the full article ““Professor Gerry o’Sullivan – Surgeon of Renown – Legacy of Hope” Part 1 on C103 Sunday at 7pm”

Johnny Cash Fundraising Event at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar Kilcorney

The Man in Black

Johnny Cash.

A special Johnny Cash night

 will be held

 at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar

 Friday 20th January 2017

 beginning at 8.00pm 


Special Guests

 who will perform

 the best known Johnny Cash songs. 

 Excellent Prizes for

  • The Best Johnny Cash performance
  • The Best June Carter Performance
  • The Winners of the Johnny Cash Table Quiz.
  • Everyone must wear something black on the night. 

All proceeds in aid of

Cancer Connect.

We thank Donie Howard for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Great Interest in Local Projects at BT Scientist Competition

Nora O’Sullivan, Gary O’Donovan & Eibhlís Kelleher at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017. Their project is titled “A Statistical Investigation into the Sodium Chloride Content of Ration”. They are pictured below with Micheál Martin TD (Opposition Leader & Leader of Fianna Fáil), Michael Creed TD (Minister for Agriculture), Aindrias Moynihan TD & John Halligan TD (Minister of State for Skills).
Also included in two of the photos is Marguerite Kelleher (Gary’s aunt).
We thank Nora O’Sullivan who kindly forwarded the following four images from the Competition Centre in Dublin.  Many thanks also for the caption above.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Community School at BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin

We thank Fr. James McSweeney (who is Chaplain at Bantry Community College) for this superb selection of images from BT Young Scientist Competition at the RDS in Dublin at which Millstreet Community School has no less than a hugely impressive five most interesting Projects coordinated by wonderfully enthusiastic Students and inspiring Teachers. Click on the various pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Jennifer Linehan, Fionan Buckley and Grace O’Connor with their project “What Olympic sport is most suitable for me?”
Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher with their project
“The correlation between success in an Olympic sport and participation in that sport following the Olympics.”
Neil Flahive and Aidan Murphy with their project
“What are the ideal weather conditions for high scoring in GAA?”
Nora O’Sullivan, Eibhlís Kelleher and Gary O’Donovan with their project
“A statistical investigation into the sodium chloride content of ration.”
Ciara Fitzgerald, Katie Crowley and Emma Kelleher with their project
“Epileptic or Drunk?” An awareness campaign to highlight symptoms of epilepsy.

And we share further images from the superb annual event.  We also thank Fr. James for the captions to the various pictures.   We extend our sincere congratulations to All for such huge participation at such a prestigious event.  Every success. continue reading the full article “Millstreet Community School at BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin”