“Where the Road Takes Me” – Focus on Archbishop Thomas William Croke

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this week’s programme where the focus is on Dr. Croke.  (S.R.)

When Thomas William Croke was born in Kilbrin in 1823, the struggle for Catholic Emancipation was almost over.  Yet, his mother Isabella, a Protestant aristocrat, was still shunned by her family, because of her marriage to a Catholic estate agent.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene continues and concludes the story of the man after whom GAA Headquarters is named.

This week we hear how £1,872  was raised from the Croke Memorial hurling and football  Tournament in 1913.  The sum of money raised allowed the GAA to purchase Jones’s Road, which now became Croke Park.

Although his name is synonymous with hurling and football, Thomas Croke’s first love was handball, and we hear about his legacy to the sport in Fermoy.

And…………..

                  Former GAA President Seán Kelly tells us why he feels Thomas Croke would be happy about the stadium being opened up to other sports today. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – Focus on Archbishop Thomas William Croke”

Historic Signs Then & Now – 1992 and 2019

On Thursday, 22nd August 2019 Nora McSweeney in the company of her son, Fr. James – very kindly presented to Millstreet Museum the official Country Markets Ltd. Sign which was in use in Millstreet at the hugely popular Friday Country Market held weekly in Millstreet GAA Community Hall from 1992 until 2006.  Nora dedicatedly brought the now familiar Sign every Friday from her home to the Market and then took it back home again as Nora was the Official Keeper of the Sign.   And we also view a further very impressive new Sign put in place by Millstreet Community School and Millstreet GAA wishing Sportsmen supreme – Darragh Cashman and Luke Murphy every success in the upcoming All-Ireland event in Croke Park.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Historic Signs Then & Now – 1992 and 2019”

Jerry Lehane Day Tours

September 1st – Ring of Beara
September 8th – East Cork trip visiting Ballycotton, white gate and Ringaskiddy, as well as Ballymaloe House.
September 15th – Glen of Aherlow, the V and Mount Mellery
September 22nd – North Kerry trip
September 29th – Trip to Kilkenny city and one of the largest car boot sales in the country, Callan Co. Kilkenny

To book a seat, contact Jerry 0872833696

Magnificent Successes at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019

We thank Helena and Frank O’Connor for kindly sharing these three splendid images captured at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 held in Drogheda.   Sincere congratulations to All the superbly talented Winners.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Muireann O’Connor of Cullen (daughter of Helena and Frank) All-Ireland Winner of the Flute Slow Air Competition in Drogheda.
All Ireland Under 12 Céilí Band Champions “Crossfields”. Also included with the Wonderfully Talented Winners is their splendidly dedicated Coach – Alan Finn.

Part-time Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator

RECRUITING PART TIME THERAPEUTIC RECREATION FACILITATOR

Elderwell Ltd are currently recruiting a part-time Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator in Millstreet starting from Sept 2019.

The facilitator is required to lead and deliver recreational sessions with a focus on improving the quality of life for the elderly living in residential care centres. The facilitator must be committed to the well-being of older people.

Skills & requirements: Excellent communication skills, experience of working with the elderly and experience of working in groups. The facilitator must be Fluent in English (both verbal and written), must have own transport, and must be flexible and committed to their allocated sessions. All employment with Elderwell Ltd is subject to Garda Clearance and Reference Checks.

About the position: Elderwell sessions are run in Residential Homes/Community Hospitals across Cork. The sessions run Monday – Friday. The sessions are usually 1.5hrs in duration on a morning or afternoon, on the same day each week. In some centres Elderwell provide two group sessions on the same day. Elderwell provide ongoing staff support and training. Facilitators mainly work in pairs.

This position would suit someone who is flexible, who is reliable and who is committed to improving the well-being of the Elderly. The position is a high energy position and requires a motivated creative person to deliver the Elderwell programme.

This application closes: 30th August 2019.

Any queries please contact: Nicola Fitzpatrick 089-9561358 or Submit CV by email to <manager@elderwell.ie>

Magnificent Response to Sr. Consilio Weekend Collection

Sr. Bríd Clifford, on behalf of the Sr. Consilio Centre in Farran, wishes to express her sincere thanks for the truly magnificent response to last weekend’s Church Gate Collection in Millstreet which amounted to a very impressive total of €1,750.50 in support of this most praiseworthy cause.   When speaking to local organiser Marie Casey of Cloghoula Sr. Bríd indicated that this is one of the largest Church Gate Collections ever received by the Centre.   And a special thanks also from the Bruree Centre in Co. Limerick to the people of Cullen and Millstreet … and beyond for their much appreciated generosity.  Míle buíochas to All for such a very generous response.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Weekend Pictorial Updates – 17th August 2019

It’s been a very busy weekend here in Millstreet with the superbly colourful Horse Show in the exquisite setting of Green Glens, a wonderfully successful Coffee Morning at Aubane Community Centre in aid of Marymount, royal welcome extended to the many visitors including John D. Neenan presently on holiday from the USA …. and an uplifting generous response to the annual Church Gate Collection for Sr. Consilio Centre in Farran. … as well as great support for HOPE fundraisers (Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk Students)Nancy with Niamh and Catherine Ferns.   He we share some 16 images from those many Millstreet events.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Weekend Pictorial Updates – 17th August 2019”

“Radio Treasures” Now On Air on Cork Music Station until 11pm

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 13th August 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as 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.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Now On Air on Cork Music Station until 11pm”

Truly Wonderful Victory for Nicholas at 2019 Dublin Horse Show

Sincere Congratulations to Nicholas Pomeroy and his horse Claragh Olala on winning the highly prestigious 5 Year Old Young Event Horse Championship at the 2019 Dublin Horse Show.  And Patrick celebrates the superb victory by wearing the very appropriate cap!  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.) [read more …] “Truly Wonderful Victory for Nicholas at 2019 Dublin Horse Show”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 11th August 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 11th AUGUST, 2019 
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    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: Nora E. Hickey, Ballinlough & Millstreet;   Virginia Linehan, Domahoe.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Florrie & Nannie O’Donoghue, Lackabawn Ballydaly
9.00 a.m. Peter Dudzik, Poland
Cullen      10.15 a.m.          Helena Herlihy, Knockane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Michael O’Sullivan, Rathduane

Anniversaries: Kate O’Driscoll, The Square; Mary Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Rita Hickey, West End; Mary Todd, Canon O’Donovan Centre; John D. Murphy, Inchileagh; Hugh Kelleher, Killowen; Connie Kelleher, Lackabawn; Humphrey O’Donoghue, Aubane; Denny Hickey, Gortnacreeha; Batt & Julia Cronin, Knockduff; Maurice & Mary O’Donoghue, Caherbarnagh & Coventry.  [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 11th August 2019”

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service

 

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service

would like to thank all who contributed to the running of this Clinic.

101 Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Millstreet GAA Hall

This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated.

The precious gift of Blood brings life and hope to our hospital patients and their communities.

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

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 6th August 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

1.   The magnificent response of €2,275.98 to this past weekend’s Church Gate Collection in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website. 

  1. 2.   The wonderful Wedding of Áine O’Callaghan and Gerard Nagle.3.   Millstreet Community School Debs 2019.4.  Superb Concert for Marie in Knocknagree Church.5.   TR Dallas at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.6.   Circus coming to town!Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.)

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

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information regarding this Sunday (4th Aug. 2019) evening’s programme on C103.  (S.R.)

‘Where the road takes me’ returns this week with the second and concluding programme which looks at the scuttling of German U-Boat 260,  three miles south of Glandore harbour a few weeks before the end of WW11.

The story is told mainly throught the eyes and ears of  eighty seven year old Mary McCarthy, who was then a thirteen year old on the Galley Head, where eleven of the crew climbed up a dangerous precipice beneath the light-house. 

In the concluding programme we examine the three main theories for the scuttling of the submarine, and based on the evidence and information gathered on the programme, come to our own conclusion. 

Reports and logbooks from the Gardai and Coast-watch are examined, and from an interview conducted with two of the submarine’s officers, we get their views on the war, including how their school-going youth are being trained to successfully eliminate enemy tanks. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Supporting Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website This Weekend

Enjoying refreshments following our Museum Interview with Hannah Lucey in her wonderfully welcoming home in 2000.
Two Students – Caoimh Sheahan and Ronan Fraser from Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. being video-recorded following their magnificent three-day trip to London in 2000 which included a visit to to the West End Musical “Buddy” and also having the superb “Legoland” experience in Windsor near London. The boys gave a truly excellent account of their memorable trip to England in 2000.

We thank Eily Buckley, John Tarrant and Sharon Lane for superbly assisting us in the promotion of this coming weekend’s Church Gate Collection in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website.   As this annual collection is our only real source of funding for these two local resources your generous support is all-important and greatly appreciated.   We also thank our wonderfully loyal supporters and helpers who stand with us at both Masses on this weekend – 6:30pm Mass on Sat. 3rd Aug. and 11:30am Mass on Sunday, 4th August.   Below we share a selection of images including pictures from our Archive 2000 Collection.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  We begin with JohnTarrant’s excellent “Corkman” report regarding our Annual Collection:

Museum/Website Collection 2018

Archive 2000 recalls Tadhg O’Driscoll‘s superb talk in the Carnegie Hall re Millstreet Railway Station.

[read more …] “Supporting Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website This Weekend”

Sports Icon Supreme Rena Inspires Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019

The hugely popular Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019 was visited by the renowned Sports Icon Supreme – Rena Buckley – on Thursday, 1st August 2019.  Rena gave an inspirational address to the enthusiastic participants outlining the many safety tips and the correct eating habits for those involved in the world of sport.   Some most interesting questions from the young people were superbly answered by Rena who then joined all for an historic group photo.   Here we share a selection of images from the uplifting occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Sports Icon Supreme Rena Inspires Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019”

Superb Camogie Camp 2019 Presently in Millstreet Town Park

Great credit is due to the local Coordinators for organising the Annual Camogie Camp in Millstreet Town Park which is presently taking place.  Special Guest Coaches Tim O’Mahony of Newtownshandrum (Senior Cork Hurler), Kate O’Keeffe (Cork Camogie Player) and Darragh Cashman (Under 20 Cork Hurler) have been providing great inspiration to the many young participants.   Here we share images from the uplifting sporting event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Camogie Camp 2019 Presently in Millstreet Town Park”