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.)



Clothes Collection – Fundraiser for St. John’s

St. John’s Football Club


We are collecting the following items to raise money for the club : Men’s/Women’s/Children’s clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, soft toys, household textiles incl curtains & towels, mobile phones (must be given separately).

The following drop off points are available:

  • St John’s Gaa Pitch Station Rd.: Sat 4th & 11th March 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Kilcorney: After Mass Sun 5th March 11am -12pm
  • Aubane School: Tue 7th March 8-9pm

For more information or to organise a pick up outside times contact jerry on 087 9103891. [St.John’s on facebook]

Aubane Community to make Presentation to Retired Postman Noel Keating on this Friday February 24

The Aubane Social Club will make a presentation on behalf of the Aubane Community to recently Retired Postman Noel Keating who was their Postman for twenty three years on this coming Friday 24 February at 8.00pm in Aubane Community Centre.

Refreshments will be served. All are Welcome.

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”

“Where The Road Takes Me” at 7 This Evening on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this week’s radio documentary.  (S.R.)

Animal neglect, cruelty or abuse is still a major problem in Ireland today. According to the Dublin Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, Ireland is known as the ‘Puppy farm Capital’ of Europe.

But it’s not all negative news, because throughout the length and breadth of the country, there are many groups working tirelessly and often voluntarily in the interests of animal welfare.

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits the West Cork Animal Welfare Group at their kennels in Owenahincha. They were founded in 1999 in response to a desperate need to help unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused animals in West Cork.

We meet people who foster, adopt, fundraise and showcase the work of the group.

We bring you the story of ‘Toffee’, the little Yorkshire terrier who had suffered serious neglect and cruelty, and suffered with a broken paw for twelve months, before it was discovered.

We meet a member of ‘Friends Forever’, a Swedish animal welfare group, and discover the huge difference between animal welfare legislation in both countries. continue reading the full article ““Where The Road Takes Me” at 7 This Evening on C103″

Jerry Identifies Millstreet’s Magnificent Stained Glass Windows

What a truly wonderful response we’re received regarding our query just posted on our website last night!  And we are so very grateful to Jerry Sheehan of Los Angeles, California, USA who has identified the Saints on both windows of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  The letters SC and SD provide an important clue – the “S” on all the windows symbolises the word “Saint”.  Jerry now reveals that the Saint on the large window at the back of the Choir Gallery is Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque.  And the Saint on the other window is Saint Charles Borremo while the Saint depicted in the smaller frame of the same window is Saint Dominic.  Thanks a million, Jerry, for so very promptly contacting our Millstreet Museum email address with such highly significant information.  (S.R.)

Saints on Church Windows in St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet – Seeking Information

We have recently been asked by a number of people a query regarding two of our beautiful windows in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  Below we illustrate both windows.  The first one has the SC indication and SD in the lower image on the same window.   We welcome your suggestions re the identity of these Saints.    The second window is the very large one behind where the Choir used to sing in the Church Gallery.   Who is the Saint praying to the Lord?  We would be very grateful of any assistance in these queries.  Please use our Comment facility here or email millstreetmuseum …. Saints in most of the magnificent stained glass windows have been identified but these two windows are still the subject of research regarding the identity of the Saints depicted on the windows. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Geraldine Wins Herlihy’s Centra St. Valentine’s Day Competition

Well done to Geraldine Curtin who is the winner of Herlihy’s Centra St. Valentine’s Day competition! Here we note Greg presenting the €50.00 prize towards a
romantic dinner in Killarney.  We congratulate Geraldine and we thank Greg for the update and image.  Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

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.

Millstreet Country Park will not Reopen for the 2017 Season

Millstreet Country Park will not reopen for the 2017 season. The decision was taken due to insufficient tourism numbers over the past several years.

A review of all aspects of the 500-acre development, including an open discussion with interested parties, will take place in 2017 with the intention of creating a sustainable future for Millstreet Country Park.

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!”

“Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight … Visiting Cobh today on a Photographic Project. Our featured Interview tonight at 10…Chatting with brave participants of last Saturday’s 70km Race from Kealkil to Millstreet.  And we view the magnificent newly renovated Canon O’Donovan Millstreet Daycare Centre. And of course lots of Love Songs for St. Valentine’s Day 2017!  Lots more music and musings also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into 

continue reading the full article ““Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00″

Millstreet Monument Committee Receives Official Certificate of Centenary Participation

Members of Millstreet Monument Committee attending a meeting in McCarthy’s Bar of The Square, Millstreet on Monday night discussing upcoming events and celebrating their recently acquired historic Certificate of Participation in the Cork Co. 1916-2016 Centenary Events. The Certificate is being signed by all Committee Members and will then be framed and presented to Millstreet Museum for permanent display.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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”

“The Michael Commins Show” on Sky 389 “Keep It Country” – Excellent Viewing

Pictured by Breeda Pigott at the Salthill Hotel in Galway in Nov. 2016 – from left: Michael Pigott, Art Supple, Michael Commins, Seán Radley and William Fitzgerald. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“The Michael Commins Show” on Sky 389 on Tuesday night 11pm to midnight (7th Feb. 2017) was absolutely excellent featuring Annmarie O’Riordan, Slim Whitman, Jimmy Shand and a superb sequence with Big Tom, Rose and Paddy Cole in Castleblaney (2014)….and lots more including Gene Stuart. We very much encourage you to view either the Friday (5-6pm) or the Saturday (10-11pm) repeat showings. This superb new Country & Western plus Irish Television Channel is called “Keep It Country” T.V. on Sky 389.
This week’s Show is really marvellous viewing.  (S.R.)

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”

“Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight –  We meet Conor, Martin and Frank at the 1916-2016 Review in Cork’s Co. Hall – at 10pm).  And so much more including a tribute to the late Kevin Brennan at 9.50pm.   All most welcome…Happy Listening!  
  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into

continue reading the full article ““Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00″

“Professor Gerry O’Sullivan – Surgeon of Renown – Legacy of Hope”

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance notice of his very popular Sunday evening radio programme on C103 – Sunday, 5th Feb. 2017 at 7pm.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on ‘Where the road takes me’, we broadcast the third and final programme – ‘Professor Gerry O’Sullivan – Surgeon of renown – Legacy of hope’. It’s the conclusion of a look at the life and career of a larger than life, and an outstanding surgeon who passed away five years ago, almost to the day.

This week Michael O’Mahony from Glasheen speaks about his friendship with Gerry o’Sullivan, and how he arrived at his daughter’s wedding directly after performing a nine hour cancer operation.

At the Cork Cancer Research Centre which he founded in 1999, we discover that his office had to face West towards his beloved village of Caheragh. We meet some of the principal investigators here who tell us about their current work, and how they are also determined to discover cures for cancer which Gerry was adamant could be found with hard work and no excuses.

His wife Breeda tells us about her shock when they returned from a visit to the States to be told that her husband’s cancer had returned even more aggressively than before.

And his son Eoghan and daughter Orla on how their involvement and interaction with the Research Centre is a tangible link to the memory of their father. continue reading the full article ““Professor Gerry O’Sullivan – Surgeon of Renown – Legacy of Hope””