A man who deserves to be in the limelight
On February the nineteenth at Noel C Duggan’s Green Glens Arena ’twill be Sean Radley’s night
A likeable character in every way
We do need more like him is all one can say
To get a view of the prevailing mood out there, we’d like to know who you might vote for in the coming election in the Cork North West Constituency. There are three seats, so you can choose up to three candidates … and it’s totally anonymous also. [Note: voting is closed]
Jack Casey with his dog King of Clara who had won a race at the Cork Track
Had to walk home due to missing out on their car drive a journey of close to forty miles back
To his home on the Clara Road by the Town of Millstreet going back at least six decades in time
When Jack was a hardy young person quite close to the peak of his prime
A Celebration Night in honour of Seán Radley in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Saturday, February 19th 2011 at 7.30 p.m. Light Refreshments. Musical Entertainment and Bar Facilities.
Tickets at €10 are available in shops and public houses in Millstreet as well as from any member of the organising committee.
If you want really fresh, wholesome and divine cakes then visit Eleanor Leahy’s award-winning artisan bakery stall. You can buy her produce at the markets in Macroom, Ballincollig, Bishopstown, Mallow, Rathmore and even the Limerick Milk Market. Amazingly she also runs the café and bakery in Millstreet, Nibbles Food Emporium. To be honest I have no idea how she maintains the passion and enthusiasm she has, as well as keeping her high standards of cooking and using local top quality ingredients, when much of her baking is hand made. [read more …] “Nutritious Nibbles”
We at Enable Ireland Cork Fundraising Office are organising our 2011 Church Gate Collections in your area. We have been granted a Garda Permit to collect in Millstreet on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th February 2011.
We are currently recruiting new volunteers to help us to make this collection possible. Perhaps you may know someone who would be interested in volunteering. Any help would be hugely appreciated.
Enable Ireland Cork provides a range of essential services to over 483 adults and children with physical and sensory disabilities across Cork city and county. Our ability to push forward with expansion and development plans is dependent on [read more …] “Enable Ireland – looking for help”
Michael Dennehy is a columnist with with the online newspaper NorthJersey.com.This week he writes on immigration, and what a contentious issue it is in America at the moment, but he is glad for it in a way because he would never be there himself if his granddad hadn’t emigrated from Millstreet to the USA:
Me Grandad Dennis Dennehy” was born in Millstreet Town, County Cork, Ireland. I have never been there. My brother Brian has on a number of occasions. Millstreet Town has a population of 1,500. It is mostly a farming community situated at the foot of Clara Mountain. It’s a family joke that Grandad Dennis would always brag that we came from “Kings of Ireland.” Brian, on one of his trips there searched the Dennehy castle only to find a small, ancient cottage. [read more …] “Grateful that my Parents came to America … from Millstreet”
Crowley of LTV2 Millstreet has just uploaded the very special interview we recorded with Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme, Michael Commins. It can be accessed on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwCk-fxp-Bw . We thank Bernard for arranging this and William Fitzgerald also from our LTV2 Team who was cameraman on the occasion at the “Hazel Tree” in Mallow. Michael also edits a wonderful “Country Sounds” feature weekly in the “Farmers Journal”. One may tune into his excellent radio show on Midwest Radio on Wednesdays from 11.00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10.00 p.m. on Internet Radio. It is also possible to view his studio show in live stream video on the Midwest Radio website.
We are coming from the USA to Millstreet Ireland March 31-April 6. 2011. We are looking for information on the Denis(father)and Jeremiah(son) Murphy family that left Dromtarriffe area in 1851. Jeremiah’s baptismal records are on file at Dromtarriffe Catholic Church. We would like to find out where this family actually lived prior to leaving Ireland and if there may be any relatives in Ireland. Denis married Mary Foley, and Jeremiah’s was 9 years old when they left. Jeremiah married Briget O’Neill, and the family settled in Dubuque, Iowa, USA. We will be spending a week at the Buckley’s self catering cottage near Millstreet starting March 31. Any information or contacts would be appreciated. Dan and Joyce Murphy Ocean Shores WA, USA. [read more …] “Geneology research “Murphy””
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Phil Cronin is a Millstreet man his wife Kitty is from Kildare
And amongst the Irish Community east of Melbourne they are a well known pair
Kind hearted and good people and surely nice to know
And a credit to that misty green Isle where the tree leaved shamrock grow.
Phil loves to talk of Millstreet Town and and the people he knew there
Some of the boys and girls he went to school with like he did went to live elsewhere [read more …] “Phil And Kitty Cronin”
Hello, I am looking for any info on the Mitchells of Millstreet circa 1830-60s. I know that there were 2 brothers Michael Patrick and Dennis. I believe Dennis was born around 1838 and Michael around 1842. I was wandering if someone could possibly tell me how many Catholic parishes there were in the area at that time? I would like to see if they have any records of the Mitchells.
Thank you for your help, John Burgess email:<email>
Cockhill’s Hannie Murphy is at rest to day
Her remains in Drishane not far from the Finnow lay
Perhaps she is playing cards in Heaven from Earth far away
In forty drives with Millstreet’s best card players she did hold sway
A wonderful person as i do recall [read more …] “Hannie Murphy”
Local FG candidate Áine Collins is launching her campaign next Monday night 31st January at 8pm in the Wallis Arms. MEP Seán Kelly will be in attendance. All are welcome to go along and find out more about her and what she stands for.
On Twitter she asks: “what issues are important to you, the people of Cork North West?“. Contact Áine on Twitter, Facebook, by email:<email>
Co-ordinated by Breda O’Leary, Librarian, Millstreet Library the annual St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop was an outstanding success with expert instructors Breeda Kelleher, Teresa Kelleher and Kitty Cronin kindly sharing their skills in the making of the traditional Crosses. Here we view a selection of images illustrating the [read more …] “St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop at Millstreet Library”
The Southern Star this week carries an article on the Carbery Football of the 1970s at the West Cork GAA awards. the Millstreet team are highly praised as fine adversaries :
… Millstreet were probably the strongest club team in the county with a handful of county players like the great Dinny Long, Humphrey Kelleher, John Coleman and Connie Hartnett and they fought some great battles with Carbery.
Who will ever forget the clash between Donal Hunt and Humphrey Kelleher in Macroom. Two iron men, neither backing down from the challenge, we can still hear the thump. Of course, those were the days when referees allowed the physical in football and there was a definite place for tough men. The pity was that such a fine Millstreet team never got to win the county …
The strong boy of the class room as i do recall
He later became a legend of Gaelic Football
In Cork’s All Ireland nineteen seventy three winning team the stalwart full back
In his prime Humphrey Kelleher was a hard nut to crack
Even as a boy he was as strong as a man
Full of the joys of life and of youthful elan
And what a great character he grew into be
The likeable fellow he did seem carefree [read more …] “In His Prime Humphrey Kelleher”
A capacity attendance enjoyed a superb Ballydaly G.A.A. Reunion at the Wallis Arms on Friday night. Here we share images of the historic occasion. Following a splendid meal, a number of very interesting speeches evoking many memories of the 1957 and 1960 Duhallow Novice Championship Teams, were delivered. Margaret Murphy, Poet, Cloghoulabeg recited a marvellous poem recalling the great Teams. Lots of [read more …] “Ballydaly G.A.A. Reunion at Wallis Arms Hotel on 21st Jan. 2011”