Lally’s Magnificent 90th Birthday Celebrations at Wallis Arms

On Saturday evening, 3rd November 2018 in the presence of her three brothers and sister, her six children, her seventeen grandchildren and her twelve great-grandchildren as well as her many relations and friends – the wonderful Lally Healy of Pound Hill, Millstreet celebrated her 90th Birthday in the beautiful setting of the Wallis Arms Hotel.   The most enjoyable occasion was video recorded by Lally’s brother, Brendan (Murphy).  Great credit is due to the dedicated organisers of the very special event.  They arranged a supremely impressive setting with a special booklet, historic family photographs, excellent musical entertainment provided by John White and Michael Murphy and deciding on a delicious meal menu.   One of the many highlights of the occasion was the recitation of a brilliant poem about Lally’s inspirational life by Marie Healy.  Marie had composed this truly great poem.   When Lally was asked what was her secret living into her 90s she replied:  “Hard work and keep your mind busy”.   And one of Lally’s favourite past times is knitting which she approaches with uplifting creativity and generously gifts many completed items to CUMH.   Sincere congratulations to 90 years young Lally as she begins her very active life into her 90s.    Here we share some twenty images from the magnificent event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday (18th Nov. 2018) evening’s C103 programme.  (S.R.)

Over thirty years ago, environmental biologist Kevin Corcoran approached several tourism bodies with his suggestions for walking guide-books and walking holidays. All were rejected out of hand. Today, the popularity of activity holidays continue to soar.

Undaunted, Kevin Corcoran brought out his first guide book twenty eight years ago. It has since been updated on five occasions, and many more have followed. On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene accompanies him on one of the featured walks in the book, which takes in Glengarriffe National Park.

‘A walk in the wild side’ with Kevin Corcoran, Eco-Dweller, Environmental biologist, and a man who rejects all forms of mass consumerism. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”

Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre

On Thursday night, 15th Nov. 2018 a truly impressive cheque of €2,000.00 was presented by Chairman of Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann, John A. O’Leary to Mary Feeley, Manager, Millstreet Day Care Centre.   This was the result of a most successful Donal Guiney Memorial Inaugural Quiz held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet some weeks ago.   So popular was the Quiz that there were over sixty spot prizes shared on the occasion.   Asking the questions on the night was Noreen Meade before a capacity attendance.   We recorded interviews at the Presentation of the Cheque with John A. O’Leary, Mary Feeley, Deputy Michael Moynihan and with Vincent, Michael and Patrick Guiney.   This feature will be broadcast at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 20th Nov..  Here we share three images from the uplifting Presentation of the Cheque. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre”

MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN CORK’S HOMELESS APPEAL

MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN CORK’S HOMELESS APPEAL

Each year a group of local volunteers pack 25 Christmas hampers for the homeless in association
with Maureen O’Sullivan and Simon Community in the SMA building in Wilton, Cork City.

WHAT WE NEED:

Small boxes of tea

Small jars of coffee

Pot noodles

Breakfast bars

Cup of soups

Small tins of beans

Small tins of fruit

Small tins of fish ie tuna, salmon, sardines

Small jars of jam

Small packets of biscuits

Small boxes of chocolates

PERSONAL ITEMS:

Warm hats

Gloves

Socks

Scarves

Small deodorants and body wash

Facecloths and soap

Toothbrushes and toothpaste

This is just a Christmas token we like to do each year so any help is greatly appreciated

Enquiries

Margaret Crean
Michelle O’Keeffe 087 9227415

 

Cope are Recruiting for a Care Assistant

Cope Foundation are currently recruiting for:

Care Assistant
An Tuath Nua, Montenotte, Cork City (with daily travel from and to Millstreet, Co. Cork)

Based in An Tuath Nua, a day service for young adults with an intellectual disability and autism, the position will support people from the Millstreet area to attend An Tuath Nua.  This will involve driving people we support to and from An Tuath Nua in Montenotte, Cork.  The working day for this position will start and finish in Millstreet, Co. Cork.  The successful person will also provide support as part of the team in An Tuath Nua.

A high degree of flexibility and motivation is required in order to meet and be responsive to the complex and changing needs of the people Cope Foundation supports.

Applicants should possess the following:

  • A relevant QQI Major award level 5 qualification or equivalent
  • Experience working with people with intellectual disability and/or autism
  • Initiative, flexibility, and enthusiasm
  • Experience of supporting people with behaviours of concern
  • Very good communication, interpersonal & team working skills
  • A full clean driving licence held for a minimum of 2 years.

Informal enquiries for these positions may be made to Anna Froggatt, Manager, An Tuath Nua on 086-7811981 or 021-4643264.

Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by emailing <recruit@cope-foundation.ie>.  Completed application forms must be returned by Tuesday 20th November 2018. Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply.

Visit our website at www.cope-foundation.ie

Celebrating the Inauguration of President Higgins on 11/11/2018

We share two images from a much larger selection of pictures which will be uploaded later in the week.  The occasion – the street view of the arrival of President Michael D. Higgins and his Wife at Dublin Castle on Sunday at 5:55pm for the Inauguration Ceremony.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Magnificent Double Rainbow Photographed by Fr. James

This truly magnificent image of the double rainbow recorded on Sunday at Altamont, Millstreet is by Photographer Supreme, Fr. James McSweeney. We thank Fr. James for sharing such a superb picture which one can only capture if one is in the right place at the right time…a camera on hand of course! Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Millstreet’s WWI Soldiers

Today on the hundredth anniversary of the Armistace, which ceased fighting at the end of World War One, we remember all those from Millstreet who took part and died in the war that was meant to end all wars.

In 2010 we published a list of 15 Millstreet men who had died in WWI, but with little detail, only names, dates, and the country of their death. Since then we have been gathering information on all those with local connections that were involved in the Great War. They fought with the British, American, Canadian, New Zealand, and Australian armies. These are the names of the 44 that died and the 87  98 who survived that we know of:

The 44 who died:

  1. Timothy Long, Kilcorney, Royal Munster Fusiliers, on August 27th 1914, Battle of Mons [notes]
  2. Patrick Forde, Station Road, Connaught Rangers, on Tue 1st Sept 1914, aged 38, at Seine-et-Marne, France [notes]
  3. Edward O’Leary, Millstreet, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Sat Oct 03 1914, p.o.w, in France/Germany [notes]
  4. Daniel Cronin, Cullen, Royal Irish Regiment, on October 19th 1914, in France [notes]
  5. Lieut. Henry Digby Wallis,  of Drishane Castle, Coldstream Guards, on 21 October 1914, in Ypres, France [notes3]
  6. Jeremiah Riordan, Kilcorney, Irish Guards, 01 Nov 1914, aged 24 at Ypres [notes]
  7. Timothy Mahony, Millstreet, Private Connaught Rangers 1st Battalion, KIA France & Flanders 23/11/1914 [notes]
  8. Cornelius Corkery, West End, Connaught Rangers, Nov 23 1914, Flanders, France [notes]
  9. Patrick Byrne, Millstreet, Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment, on January 19th 1915, in France
  10. Jeremiah Murphy, Glantane More Cullen, Feb 9th  1915, Ypres [notes]
  11. Denis Rahilly, Dromtarriffe, on February 13th 1915, Ypres [notes]
  12. Michael Desmond, on April 26th 1915-04-26, in Gallipoli
  13. Cornelius Guiney, Dromtarriff, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, April 30th 1915, in Gallipoli [notes]
  14. David Nolan, Royal Munster Fusiliers, May 16 1915, in Galipolli [notes]
  15. James Murphy, August 9th 1915, Gallipoli [notes]
  16. Dennis Moynihan, Millstreet, South Wales Borders, Oct 7 1915, Gallipoli [notes]
  17. Patrick Carey, 17th Nov 1915, aged 35, drowned at sea from the HS Anglia (husband of Margaret Carey, of Mill Lane) [notes]
  18. Denis Hickey, on November 27th 1915, in  Gallipoli
  19. Denis Kelleher, on January 12th 1916, in France
  20. Frederick Henry Pomeroy, Feb 1st 1916, in England (from wounds in France) [notes]
  21. James Riordan, on Feb 23 1916, Dunkirque [notes]
  22. Denis Breen, March 27th 1916, at the Battle of Loos [notes]
  23. Patrick Creedon, Sun Apr 30 1916, Calais,  France [notes]
  24. Daniel Bennett, Dromtarriffe,  May 09 1916, Loos, Belgium [notes]
  25. William Hickey, Rathduane, June 26th 1916, in France [notes]
  26. Michael Sullivan, Dromtarriffe, July 12 1916, France
  27. Dennis Moynihan, son of Denis (Rathcoole), and Julia Riordan (Adrivale), Mountain Ash, Leinster Regiment, August 18th 1916 in France [notes]
  28. William Felix MacCarthy O’Leary of Coomlogane House, on 7th September 1916
  29. Michael Mahoney, on September 9th 1916, in France [notes]
  30. Cornelius Twomey, Dromagh, March 26th 1917, Arras, France [notes]
  31. Joseph Corcoran, Rathcoole, Household Cavalry, May 3rd 1917, in France [notes]
  32. Bart Kelleher, Drishane, Welsh Guards, Dec 1st 1917, in France  [notes]
  33. Capt Eugene John McSwiney, of Rathroe, R.A.M.C, on 26th December 1916
  34. Sidney Nolan, son of Margaret O’Sullivan, Cullen, Australian Forces, Jan 7th 1918, Messines Ridge in Belgium [notes]
  35. Patrick Joseph Cronin, West End, NZ Forces, died 13th Jan 1918 [notes]
  36. John F. Hickey, on January 26th 1918
  37. Daniel Francis Corkery, of West End, on March 21st 1918, in France
  38. John J. Cremin, on 23rd March 1918, near Arras in France
  39. Matthew Twomey, on 23rd March 1918 [notes]
  40. Michael O’Rahilly, Clonbanin, 6th June 1918, in Belfast War Hospital from wounds [edit]
  41. William Beirne, Aug 19 1918, St. Albans (from wounds) [notes]
  42. William E. Dennehy, Knocknakilla, US. 4th Division, Oct 7th 1918, in France
  43. Denis Healy, Cloghoulamore, U.S. 1st Division, 8th October 1918, North of Verdun [notes2]
  44. Denis Creedon, Laught, R.A.F., Oct 10 1918, on the R.M.S. Leinster which was sunk by torpedoes in the Irish Sea

The 88 more that survived:

  1. Colonel John Leader from Keale House
  2. Jeremiah Mahoney, Mill Lane, Royal Irish Rifles, who was later killed in the 1923 attack on the Carngie Hall [edit]
  3. Private Cornelius Rahilly, Dooneen and Rathcoole, Royal Irish Regiment, Prisoner of War
  4. Timothy Evoy, Royal Munster Fusiliers, son of Ellie O’Sullivan of the Station Road. [see article on Ellen Evoy]
  5. Patrick J. Donohue, Bolomore, 82nd Regiment (USA), Battle of Argonnes, France. Purple Heart and Silver Star
  6. Michael Murphy (known locally as Mick Punk), Laught & Mill Lane, the last town crier in Millstreet [notes
  7. Jim Flur O’Sullivan, Dromagh [notes]
  8. Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Millstreet, [notes]
  9. Patrick John O’Leary, son of Patrick John O’Leary of Adrivale [notes]
  10. Eugene Patrick Murphy, Glantane [notes]
  11. Jeremiah James Hegarty, Son of the Landlord Jeremiah Hegarty [notes]
  12. Michael O’Leary, son-in-law of the Landlord [notes]
  13. John V Maume [notes]
  14. Henry James Maume  [notes]
  15. Richard Maume [notes]
  16. Gerald V Maume [notes]
  17. Major Francis Verschoyle Young, Canada and Drishane [notes]
  18. John William Francis Young, Canada and Drishane [notes]
  19. Lionel Fredrick Leader, Mount Leader House
  20. Eustace Lionel Leader, Mount Leader House  [notes]
  21. Lieut. Capt George Powell, Flintfield House [notes]
  22. Patrick Hickey, Millstreet [notes]
  23. Stephen Towmey, Royal Navy [notes]
  24. Jeremiah Dennehy, The Tanyard [notes]
  25. Jeremiah Dennehy, Church Street [notes]
  26. Cornelius Crowley [notes]
  27. Brigadier Heffernan William Denis MacCarthy-O’Leary, Coomlogane House [notes]
  28. Lt. Col. John MacCarthy-O’Leary, Coomlogane House [notes]
  29. John O’Donoghue [notes]
  30. Philip St. John Howlett Kelleher, Millstreet Post Office [notes]
  31. James Murphy, Laught, US Guards [notes]
  32. Michael John Kelliher, NZ Forces [notes]
  33. Daniel Reardon, Shanakiel, Kilcorney [notes]
  34. Michael J Reardon, Shanakiel, Kilcorney [notes]
  35. Brigadier General Morgan John McCarthy O’Leary [notes]
  36. John Joseph O’Connell [notes]
  37. Robert Ripley Leader, Keale House [notes]
  38. Edward James Higgins [notes]
  39. Edward Joseph Dennehy, Connecticut [notes]
  40. Dennis Fitzpatrick, Annagloor [notes]
  41. Timothy J. O’Leary, U.S. National Army [notes]
  42. John J Buckley, Millstreet and Massachusetts [notes]
  43. John Carroll, Mill Lane and Pittsburgh [notes]
  44. Patrick Albert Kelly, Cullen and Philadelphia [notes]
  45. Jerry Hartnett, Cullen and New York [notes]
  46. John MacGillicuddy, Cullen and the Bronx [notes]
  47. Timothy Lyons, Kilcorney, Royal Navy [notes]
  48. William Fleming, South Wales Borders [notes]
  49. Edward Hudson, Royal Munster Fusiliers [notes]
  50. Patrick Kelleher, Labour Corps [notes]
  51. William Murphy (aka Lane), Royal Artillery [notes]
  52. Timothy Linehan, Irish Guards [notes]
  53. John Murphy, Oxfordshire Light Infantry [notes]
  54. Patrick O’Connor, Royal Field Artillery [notes]
  55. Patrick O’Mahoney, Cork R G (R A) [notes]
  56. Andrew Denahy, Knockduff, Royal Navy [notes]
  57. John O’Leary, Cullen, NZ Forces [notes]
  58. Michael Sullivan, Dromtariffe, South Wales Borderers [notes]
  59. Daniel Leader, Cullen, NZ Forces [notes]
  60. William Corcoran, Rathcoole, Royal Field Artillery [notes]
  61. Thomas Moynihan, Rathcoole, Mountain Ash, Somerset Light Infantry [notes]
  62. Patrick Moynihan, Rathcoole, Mountain Ash, [notes]
  63. John Singleton, Millstreet, Merchant Navy [notes]
  64. Laurence Francis Walshe, Millstreet, Merchant Navy [notes]
  65. Bernard Maguire, Church Street, Royal Navy [notes]
  66. James Francis McMahon, Royal Air Force [notes]
  67. George Bailey, Mount Leader Lodge [notes]
  68. Denis Buckley, Aubane, Connaught Rangers [notes]
  69. Ceryl V O’Leary, Montana [notes]
  70. Major Timothy  W. Hickey D.G.M.M.S.M, 17th/21st Lancers, Tullig & Buttevant [notes]
  71. Thomas Leary, Millstreet, Royal Munster Fusiliers [notes]
  72. John Golden, Kilcorney, Leinster Regiment [notes]
  73. Patrick Twomey, Dysert, Royal Irish Regiment [notes]
  74. George Nolan, Cullen, Australian Forces [notes]
  75. Captain John Christopher Royse Delmege, Royal Munster Fusiliers,  (wounded, pow 1917), husband of Violet Eustace Leader, Mount Leader [notes]
  76. Michael J Mullane, Upper Millview, Royal Munster Fusiliers [notes]
  77. Michael J Callahan, Killetragh, U.S. Army [notes]
  78. William Dennehy, NZ Forces [notes]
  79. Joseph P Ring, Coomlogane, Royal Navy [notes]
  80. Michael Singleton, Cullen, NZ Forces [notes]
  81. Cornelius Sheehan, Millstreet, Connaught Rangers, POW [notes]
  82. D. Hickey, Millstreet, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Deserted [notes]
  83. Captain Robert Law – husband of Audrey Wallis of Drishane Castle
  84. Thomas Sullivan, Millstreet, US Army [notes]
  85. Patrick Duggan, Eolane, US Army [notes]
  86. William J O’Leary, Millstreet, US Army [notes]
  87. Major Daniel Aloysius Hickey, Cullen, NZ Forces [notes]
  88. Major John McCarthy O’Leary, Coomlogane, South Lancashire Regiment [notes]
  89. Patrick Kelleher, Station Road (known as Paddy the Clipper) [notes]
  90. Timothy Daly, Murphy’s Terrace [notes]
  91. Timothy Carroll, Mill Lane Lower & Pittsburgh, US Forces [notes]
  92. Capt. Eric James Powell, Flintfield House, King’s African Rifles [notes]
  93. Ievan Herbert Powell, Lieut. in R.A.M.C.
  94. Walter Baldwin Eyre Powell, Royal Flying Corps
  95. Patrick Byrnes, Rathcoole (a Constable), Irish Guards [notes]
  96. Patrick Kelleher, Mill Lane, US Army [notes] *to be confirmed*
  97. Andrew Kelleher, Cockhill  [notes] *to be confirmed*
  98. Denis Corcoran, Kilmeedy, US Army [notes]

[read more …] “Millstreet’s WWI Soldiers”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding his very interesting radio feature which will be broadcast at 7pm on Sunday, 11th Nov. 2018.  (S.R.)

Parkinson’s Disease and bee-keeping does seem like a strange combination for a radio programme.

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening, John Greene brings you the story of Tony and Kate Wilkinson who now live in Bandon.

Tony with a military career in the UK, met West Cork girl Kate Harrington in London.

Soon after they were married, Tony, while undergoing a routine operation, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. To escape the physical obstacles that a busy city like London would create, the couple moved to Bandon. 

On the programme, they both speak about how Parkinson’s has changed their lives, and how they have confronted its challenges.

Although 967 people in Cork alone have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, the HSE does not provide a support nurse service, as is the case in the UK.

Tony is campaigning strenuously for the service, which he has calculated will save the HSE 300,000 euro per nurse, per annum. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”

Remembering Our Faithful Departed

Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane has created a very special feature in front of the main altar of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet for this Saturday Evening’s Mass of Remembrance.  We also share images of the November Garden Sacred Space 2018 in the Church.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Our Faithful Departed”

November Mass of Remembrance Tonight at 6:30 in Church

The dedicated Team involved in the design, the arrangement and the overall maintenance of the special Sacred Space – The November Garden of Remembrance 2018 (more images of which we shall upload later today) – include Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane (Parish Secretary), Declan Crowley of Milltech Print Design Co., Cork and Julie Brady, Sacristan.  The annual feature is greatly admired and is a source of very real consolation to many.

The Annual Mass for all those who died within the past year will be celebrated tonight – Saturday, 10th Nov. 2018 at 6:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   All are invited to this special Mass of Remembrance.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John Lucey, First Anniversary and Acknowledgement

In loving memory of John Lucey late of Minor Row, Millstreet, who passed away on October 27th 2017.

On John’s first anniversary, his daughter Aileen, brothers Kevin and Martin, sister Jean and Martina, wish to express our sincere gratitude for your kindness sympathy and support during our difficult time.
We thank all those who called and sympathized with us at John’s funeral, those who took the time to send letters and cards. Your thoughtfulness and support has meant so much and has been greatly appreciated.
John had a long and difficult time with illness we thank all those who were involved in his care. His many friends and work colleagues contributed in a huge way to making his funeral a memorable and emotional occasion for that we will always be grateful. Thank you to Fr. Jack and Fr. Radley for delivering a meaningful and wonderful funeral mass. A sincere thanks to Anne Cotter, musicians, and Louise for the beautiful music which meant so much to us. To Crowley’s Undertakers Ballincollig for your professionalism kindness and compassion. To all of you mentioned and to those whom it is not possible to thank personally please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our gratitude.

Johns first anniversary mass will take place at 7:30pm Monday November 12th at St.Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

Information Required on theft of Quad near Sand Pit House Pub on Thursday Evening last

 

Information required on the theft of a Red Yamaha Big Bear 4×4 quad similar to the attached photo below which was stolen from a Farm near the Sand Pit House Pub on the N72 Mallow/Killarney Road on Thursday Evening last at approximately around the 8pm to 9pm timeframe,also stolen was an Oleomatic strimmers and an orange coloured Husqvarna chainsaw.A word of warning to others in the area to keep Equipment secure. Any information to Macroom Gardai on 026 20590

Fashion Show in Rathmore on This Thursday 8th Nov. at 8pm

         FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN OF

   CHERNOBYL RATHMORE

present a

FASHION SHOW

in  the

Community Centre

     Rathmore

   Thursday 8th November

at 8 p.m.

Door open at 7 p.m.

Tickets: €12 Tel. 087 6323922 086 0653369 / 086 1733094

(Limited amount of Tickets available)

Cheese & Wine     Spot Prizes    Raffle

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

Tonight on Cork Music Station we share reflections on our recent trip to Galway for the Michael Commins Annual Music Experience.  We speak about WW1 with thoughts by Eamonn Duggan.   We pay tribute to recently bereaved families.  Our music features lots of tracks from superb Artists who took part in this year’s Galway Sessions.  Happy Listening! (S.R.)

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal – Deadline: Friday 9th November @11am

For the attention of parents/guardians of students in Millstreet Community School: Please note that the deadline for receiving shoe boxes in Millstreet Community School for the TEAM HOPE SHOEBOX APPEAL is Friday 9th November 2018 at 11am.  This is to enable boxes to sorted before the weekend and therefore ready for collection.

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm

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

While modern technology has connected us with the outside world, it has also managed us to dis-connect us from the importance and art of conversation amongst ourselves. 

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene meets Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae, an excellent conversationalist in his own right. 

His first book is neither political or a memoir, but it does remind us about how we Irish, who are supposed to be top class at the gift of the gab, have abandoned our art. 

From his book ‘A time to talk’, Michael relates a story about his cousin who became a whistle-blower, and paid for his good citizenship with his life.

There’s a story about a funeral, where miraculously ‘the dead’ came back to life, and the young girl who underwent a surgical procedure that will shock you.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”