Cullen Connection with the late Kobe Bryant’s Basketball Career

We thank Gillian O’Sullivan for sharing this most interesting Cullen connection and for alerting us to a recent article which is entitled:

Kobe Bryant: Yonkers police lieutenant played him in high school, recalls ‘fierceness in his eyes’

Kenny Lacey is that Policeman now a member of the NYPD.   We share the newspaper feature below.

The tall young man shaking hands with Kobe Bryant is Kenny Lacey whose mother Mairéad O’Sullivan – daughter of the late Tim and Alice O’Sullivan – is a native of Cullen. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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“Radio Treasures” Now On Air – Tuesday 28th Jan. 2020

Radio Treasures Now On Air (Tues. 28th Jan. 2020 from 9:30 to 11.00 pm) on www.corkmusicstation.com.… Special features at 10pm – Ballydaly Hall 60th Anniversary with a splendid Talk by Richard O’Connor regarding the 60 year history of Ballydaly Hall.  Plus a Radio Maria Ireland Interview with Eileen, Kathy and Pat.  (S.R.)

Ballydaly Hall 60th Anniversary Celebrations on Fri. 24th Jan. 2020.
Brenda O’Sullivan congratulating Richard O’Connor on his magnificent presentation regarding the History of Ballydaly Hall. Also included is Musician Supreme on the night Pat Joe O’Leary.
Rathmore Pantomime Rehearsal time in Rathmore Community Centre.
A very useful Apple Corer recently purchased at Lidl….An equal slice of the apple for All!

Tap on our pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Now On Air – Tuesday 28th Jan. 2020″

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Table Quiz Friday Night February 21st for The ICRR Air Ambulance Service

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Table Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night February 21st at 8.30 pm for The ICRR Air Ambulance Service,why not come along for a Good Night Out for a Great Cause,Everybody Welcome,Table of 4 €40 Details Call Myra on 087 2742596.

Great Turnout for Cancer Connect Fundraiser in Carriganima last Saturday Night

Cancer Connect wish to thank Everybody for there Generosity last Saturday Night at the Fundraiser held for them at the Pub in Carriganima,a fine Crowd attended the Event and a staggering 1,185 Euro was collected for the Group on the Night which was a fantastic amount of Money,its very much appreciated,again Many Thanks to Everybody for there Generosity.

Millstreet on “Round the Fireside” on C103 Monday at 10:05pm

A wonderful assembly of people from the Millstreet and Cullen Areas will join Presenter Jimmy Reidy for the first of two C103 Programmes on Monday, 27th Jan. 2020 at 10:05pm for the “Round the Fireside” series.  Here we share some 11 images from our recording which took place on Tuesday, 14th Jan. in Freemount Heritage Centre.   Happy listening!   The second programme will be broadcast on Monday, 3rd Feb. at 10:05pm.  Tap on the images to enlarge.    Our group photograph features in the current copy of “Discover Duhallow” magazine which is presently in the shops – free of charge!  (S.R.)

Update: CLICK HERE to listen back to the programme.

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Millstreet Connection with WTRTM on C103 Sunday at 7pm

Presenter John Greene of “Where the Road Take Me” provides us with much appreciated weekly advance information regarding his excellent radio documentaries.  But this Sunday (26th Jan. 2020) there is a Millstreet connection in that one of the main people interviewed is Sr. Bernadette Maria who is Coordinator of the Mercy Heritage Centre in Charleville Town.   Along with Michael McGrath (photojournalist with “Corkman”), Michael Donegan and Kerry Corkery – Sr. Bernadette Maria recently visited Millstreet Museum (and “Cinnamon”) to explore ideas in advance of the establishment of a new Museum in Charleville.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Michael, Sr. Bernadette Maria, Kerry and Michael McGrath (who arranged the visit to Millstreet Museum from Charleville).

The Mercy Order of nuns have had a lengthy, historical and warm connection to the town of Charleville.

After receiving a donation of a house and five hundred pounds from local landowner Mary Clanchy in 1836, Catherine McAuley opened her second house outside of Dublin, here in the town. 

They began by visiting the sick and poor, nursing in the Kilmallock workhouse during the famine of 1845 to 1852, and providing education to those who were willing to learn.

During the Crimean war, two sisters from Charleville were sent to nurse the sick and wounded, many of whom were Irish.  Working in deplorable conditions, they received anything but a warm welcome from ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ – Florence Nightingale.

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me,  John Greene visits the Mercy Provincial Heritage centre, which is attached to the convent in Charleville.  Artifacts from all of their work down through the years is on view here, including an educational exhibition from the fifties and sixties.  [read more …] “Millstreet Connection with WTRTM on C103 Sunday at 7pm”

Professional Catering Assistant Required

The Flaming Cook are looking for a reliable and professional catering assistant for the upcoming season to join their team. This is seasonal work that will focus in the Cork/Kerry/Limerick area.

It is predominantly weekend work (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) with the possibility of weekday. The job will consist of food preparation and serving, maintaining a clean workspace, and general ad hoc duties. Training will be provided. Salary DOE

Interested candidates can email a cover letter and CV to <jack@theflamingcook.ie>


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Fundraising/Presentation Night for the Cancer Connect Service on Tonight Saturday January 25th at The Pub in Carriganima

Tonight Saturday January 25th at The Pub in Carriganima there will be a Fundraising/Presentation Night for the Cancer Connect Service with Music Entertainment on the Night and Refreshments will be served.

Everybody Very Welcome and all for a great Cause.

Dan O’Riordan Interview to Feature on TG4 at 7pm at a Future Date

Dan O’Riordan of Ballydaly is scheduled to appear in an interview regarding the importance of the Rathcoole-based Air Ambulance on TG4’s “An Nuacht” at 7 this Friday evening – 24th Jan. 2020.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Due to a Headline Story emerging Dan’s broadcast has had to be deferred to a future date at 7pm and this is yet to be confirmed.

The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe

Preparations are almost complete for “The Old Woman who lived in the Shoe” – The Marian Players 33rd Annual Panto, in The Community Centre, Rathmore.  Adding to the fabulous acts we have all enjoyed down the years, we have many new young faces giving added life and zest to the whole production. The schedule of performances is available on local advertising and media, and is also on the booking office phone number as above.  Every day from Tuesday Jan 28th onward, the booking office across from Rathmore Church, will be open between 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm. Also, during these hours, one may also phone in to reserve seats for collection later.

Bookings, as usual, are taken for individual seats. So an early call is advised so one can be assured of their preferred seats. Details: 085 2031730.

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Superb Progress on New Children’s Playground Development

We thank Geraldine O’Sullivan (née O’Leary) for the following comprehensive report and we feature some eight images illustrating the rapid progress of the Playground Development by Carrigadrohid based Co. Browne Brothers.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to thank  Irina Popova  for her fantastic fundraising efforts for the Playground Project.  Irina and her team  at Infinite Arts raised a whopping €1,623 from the combined Yoga classes, Health and Wellbeing Day and a personal online fundraiser. Thank you to everyone, individuals and businesses,   who supported or contributed in any way to any or all of Irina’s events.   

 It was great to welcome Irina and her daughter Sasha  to the Town Park to formally acknowledge her contribution on day 1 of the Playground transformation.Sasha, Irina and Luke in the background.

We are almost there but still need your help.  We welcome any contribution…every little helps. 

TO DONATE: you may

 (1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2 

(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account 

(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  millstreettownpark @gmail.com. 

A superb cheque of €7,000.00 from Millstreet Community Council which includes the fundraising Millstreet Calendar 2020 was also presented to the Millstreet Town Park Playground Committee.

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Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Shane Tarrant of Shane Tarrant Building & Carpentry for his very generous donation to the Playground Project. Please continue to support our local businesses to allow them give back to Sráid an Mhuilinn. We are getting closer with groundworks already underway this week. If you want to help us with the ever decreasing balance required to complete the Playground Project please consider making a contribution today.

TO DONATE: you may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym, Millstreet

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

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Collins / Sheehan / O’Hare of Cloghoulamore

Hello from Boston!
I’m doing some family history research, and my great-grandmother Mary Agnes Collins came from Millstreet and emigrated to the US at about 15 years old.
Maria (Mary) Collins, baptised 5 December 1884″. Her mother is listed as Ellena Collins. The priest was “J. Martin”. And her location is listed as “CLOUGHOOLABEG“.
Does anyone know anything about this family or location?
I would GREATLY appreciate any tips or help. Many thanks!
Robert Pyles, Boston

Admin’s note: we have found out a good bit: [read more …] “Collins / Sheehan / O’Hare of Cloghoulamore”

BTYSTE 2020 Special Two Hour Programme Tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:30 pm

Tonight from 9:30 we feature our annual BTYSTE programme recorded on 9th Jan. 2020 at Dublin’s RDS.  This broadcast will include the many Interviews with wonderfully enthusiastic articulate Students from Millstreet Community School who had five Projects (many award winning), from Boherbue Comprehensive School (further award winning projects) and with nationwide Post-primary School Students.   Hugely interesting themes include Owl Habitats, the recipe for Happiness, benefits of Music, awareness of Testicular Cancer in Young Men & Boys – to mention but some.   We share some 26 images here to further illustrate our visit to this very famous event which for the 11th time in its history had Cork Overall Winners.   Special thanks to Eileen & Francis Lyons from the Scientific Dept. of M.C.S. and also Jennifer O’Donoghue who were so very helpful on recording day at RDS.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Cork Music Station …. To tune in just tap on the link.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using the same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.) [read more …] “BTYSTE 2020 Special Two Hour Programme Tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:30 pm”

Daniel McCarthy, born c.1755 in Millstreet

My mother was a McCarthy. I have traced her family line back to Daniel McCarthy who was born in Millstreet in 1755.
Are there any McCarthy historians who might be related to Daniel McCarthy who was born in Millstreet in 1755 because then we would be related?
I would love to meet them when I visit Ireland in September.
Thank you.
Bill McNeil <email>

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Work to Begin on New Children’s Playground Tuesday 21st Jan. 2020

Work will begin on the New Children’s Playground on Tuesday, 21st Jan. 2020. Consequently the Playground will be CLOSED for the next few weeks during construction. Local support for this all-important project has been truly encouraging and uplifting. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

All Farmers invited to Meeting to discuss TB Outbreak

DUHALLOW IFA MEETING:
Duhallow IFA Meeting to discuss TB outbreaks in the Region – Tuesday 21st January 2020 in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet 8pm sharp.
Speakers: Diarmuid Lynch, Superintending Veterinary Inspector, North Cork Regional Veterinary Office, DAFM.
Ted Curtin, Veterinary Inspector, DAFM.
Ciaran Gobl, Veterinary Inspector, DAFM.
Representatives from Cork Central IFA will also attend.
All Farmers Welcome.

Outstanding Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice

Their was a great turnout earlier today at The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet for the Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee Chat Morning which was held in aid of Marymount Hospice. The Vintage Club would like to thank everybody that attended the event and for their fantastic support and generosity on the day.
Daniel Lane of Millstreet Vintage Club who coordinated the event was delighted with the turnout with in excess of 40 Vintage and Classic Cars/Bikes making the trip to Millstreet for what was a most enjoyable days proceedings. The Club would also like to thank Billy, Nigel, and all the Team at the Wallis Arms for all their help and for providing a great venue, and Daniel Lane also wishes to thank the Vintage Club Members and Friends who helped on both the lead up to the event and on the day itself. Also, many thanks to An Garda Síochána for their help and to the photographers and members of the local press who attended on the day to promote the proceedings for both Millstreet Vintage Club and Marymount Hospice.
A final figure from the Coffee Morning will be released soon which will be then presented by Millstreet Vintage Club to Marymount Hospice in the very near future.

Photos Courtesy of Daniel Lane.

More Photos by Cian Power can be found in the Link Below.

https://www.facebook.com/CianPowerPhotos/


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