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”

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.)

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.

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!”

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

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“Seanchas Dúthalla” 2016 In Great Demand – Available at “Wordsworth” & Local Outlets

It is not at all surprising how very popular the most recent issue of the highly regarded Journal “Seanchas Dúthalla” (Volume 16) which was published by the Duhallow Historical Society just before Christmas 2016 is proving to be. The excellent publication is on sale at “Wordsworth” as well as a number of other local outlets. Among the many superb contributors who share magnificent articles are: Patrick O’Sullivan, Kanturk; Diarmuid Kiely, Cullen;  Maurice Linehan of Millstreet; Charles Louis McCarthy, Boherbue; Eilín Ní Chadhla, Sráid a’ Mhuilinn; Fr. Seán Tucker, Ballydaly;  Patricia O’Keeffe, Newmarket – to mention but some of the many gifted writers. We recommend purchase (while still available) of this marvellous Journal which in a short time will become a much sought after Collector’s Item as have previous issues of “Seanchas Dúthalla”. (S.R.)

St. Vincent de Paul Society Expresses Sincere Thanks for Recent Generosity

The Millstreet Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society wishes to express sincere thanks for the very generous response to recent Church gate collections in the area. It is greatly appreciated. (S.R.)

Learning to live with Epilepsy

Although he was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of ten, Liam Burke considers himself to be one of the luckier ones when it comes to this neurological disease characterised by seizures.

The Millstreet-based civil engineer, who is now 43, is grateful to be in full time employment and says his epilepsy is “infrequent at the moment and generally has been throughout my life”.

The cause of most cases of epilepsy is … Read the full article from the Evening Echo

Very Successful Johnny Cash Event Results in Wonderful Cheque Presentation for “Cancer Connect” Transport

Sharon Hickey presenting a cheque for €700.00 to Neily O’Leary, Chairman West Cork Rural Transport on behalf of Kilcorney Community Association. The proceeds of the Johnny Cash night at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar. Also included Tim Leader, Danny Sheehan, Donie Howard, Pat Sheehan and Steve Ellis, Cancer Connect Coordinator.
Thanks for the great support.   We thank Donie Howard for the important photograph and caption.  (S.R.)  continue reading the full article “Very Successful Johnny Cash Event Results in Wonderful Cheque Presentation for “Cancer Connect” Transport”

Late Donal (Donie) O’Sullivan of Kilcummin, Killarney

We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to all the O’Sullivan Family on the recent passing to his Eternal Reward of the late Donal (Donie) O’Sullivan (pictured above) of Kilcummin, Killarney. R.I.P.. We especially offer our heartfelt condolences to his beloved wife, Noreen (nee Hickey, formerly of Mill View, Millstreet), his loving daughter Helen, his brother Pat (who as “Sylvano the Magician” has for many years delighted audiences including his many appearances at Cloghoula N.S. Pattern Day), his sisters Breda, Joan and Mary. Below we share the official funeral arrangement notice. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. (S.R.)

The death has occurred of Donal (Donie) O’SULLIVAN
Dooneen & Droumadeesirt, Kilcummin, Killarney, Kerry

Beloved husband of Noreen and loving father of Helen. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by his family, brother Pat, sisters Breda, Joan and Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews & nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. “May He Rest In Peace”

Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Tuedsay evening (31st Jan. 2017) from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm. Funeral arriving at Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin on Wednesday at 12.30pm for Requiem Mass at 1.00 pm. Burial afterwards in Old Kilcummin Cemetery. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to the Haematology Day Unit, Cork University Hospital.
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In Other News – 30th January 2017

  • Munster SHL final: Limerick 1-20 Cork 1-21 – Congrats to  Mark Ellis at #5 and the Cork Hurlers who beat limerick to win the first title of the year. [Hogan Stand] [Player Ratings]
  • Inis Oírr, in Inis Oírr, ní raibh eolas agam ar fhaitíos,Ná ar an dólás a stopfadh gáirí,Go dtí an lá duairc úd nuair a sheol mo ghrá uaim. Tháinig scamall ar an ngrian, is é dorcha ina dhiaidh. The Funeral. [Lonely Girl 18]
  • What lovely fields some pals of mine witnessed in Sráid a’ Mhuillinn, Millstreet today. Fine fields, beautiful fields, lovely lovely fields. And plenty of them. Shur where would ya be going with no bell on your bike! [Rossaí Rossaí] [Barbara Boros]
  • Soccer: Corinthians Cup 2nd Round: Rathcoole Rovers 4 Watergrasshill Utd 2 (aet); Buttevant v Los Zarcos (Off);
  • Millstreet Camogie Club had their very enjoyable Social Night in the Wallis Arms on Saturday. Here’s some photos from Millstreet Camogie Club, 2
  • One of Dr. Richard Radley Leader’s granddaughters (a daughter of Elizabeth Maud Leader) will be 87 this week. RR was a doctor in Millstreet from about 1893 to 1924. Originally from Keale House, he lived in Westbourne House on the Clara Rd.[Imelda Robinson]
  • Well done to Millstreet AC athletes who represented Millstreet Community School at the South Munster School Cross Country held at Tramore Valley Park on Friday, especially Caoimhe O’Leary who qualified for the Munsters. [Millstreet Athletic Club, 2]

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Back in time with Maureen and Julie

The editor of ‘Irish Roots’ magazine is Maureen Phibbs. The name, says Maureen, is supposed to be from England but the family has been here in Lacken near Blessington for at least two centuries. During that time, they have farmed the same hilly holding in the same townland where she now lives and works in a tidy bungalow next door to the original farmhouse.
She took the slightly unusual surname on marriage to Pat Phibbs, as she was brought up a Hickey from near Millstreet in Cork.

She reckons that the interest in genealogy which she pursues through the magazine reflects her growing up in Munster.
‘The old people spoke for hours at the fireside,’ she muses, recalling the days when she sat and listened to her elders. ‘They knew who everyone was connected to.’ There, in brief, is the essence of the hobby which she now pursues as a business – it is all about connections… Read the full interview on the Bray People

Mallow Search & Rescue Team Receives Boeing New Year Swim Cheque

A most impressive cheque for €2,650.00 was presented by the Boeing New Year Swim Committee to Representatives John, Emmet and Martin of the Mallow Search & Rescue Team at the Malpaso Bar on Friday, 27th Jan. 2017. We shall be featuring an interview with the Team on Radio Treasures this Tuesday at 10pm. Here we share 14 images of the uplifting occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Bernard didn’t win the T.S. Eliot Prize

We hoped he would, he didn’t expect it himself, but in the end Bernard O’Donoghue didn’t win the top poetry prize in this part of the world for his book The Seasons of Cullen Church. The T.S.Eliot prize for 2016 went to Jacob Polley for his book Jackself. But the T. S. Eliot Prize Shortlist Readings took place on the eve of the prize. It was an evening of poetry, dinner and music, and all nominated poets attended. The audio of Bernard’s introduction and reading from the night have been published online, and you can listen to it below:

At the awards ceremony itself, the Chair of the Judges, Ruth Padel, had this to say of Bernard’s book:

“Bernard O’Donoghue’s The Seasons of Cullen Church combines an elegantly wry tone, deceptively easy flow, intimacy with the reader which seems effortless but is actually very original, with scholarly love of poetry down the ages. Many poems think with Dante, Virgil, Old English; many lines give you one more beat than you’d expect and, when you re-read, disclose one more layer of meaning too: very suddenly – just as, he says, the swifts arrive in Cullen, like unexplained gifts on Christmas morning.” [from]

Alas, despite not winning, Bernard’s profile has
once again been elevated, and his nomination has seen him profiled in the Irish national newspapers, as well as continue reading the full article “Bernard didn’t win the T.S. Eliot Prize”

Very Successful Concert for Bridget in Ballinhassig Saturday Night

A wonderfully successful Concert for Bridget was held in the Marian Hall in Ballinhassig on Saturday night. Here we meet those who took part in the special event. Highlights of the occasion will feature on “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation at 10pm this Tuesday. Pictured from left: Barry O’Halloran(Coordinator/Performer), Angela Ryan (singer supreme), Seán Radley (M.C.), Ryan Morgan (Tenor supreme), Joan McCann (Coordinator), Elaine Canning (International Soprano), Eoin O’Callaghan (Musical Director). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Tenor supreme Ryan Morgan from Cobh and originally from Wales performing with the RTAI Cork Choir…Retired Teachers Association of Ireland – Cork Branch. The Choir presented a superb variety of songs during Saturday night’s splendid event in Ballinhassig.

Cheque Presentation from Christmas Mushera Climb 2016

A very impressive cheque was presented at Aubane Community Centre to Millstreet Reachout Cancer Support by Aubane Social Club following the annual Christmas Day Climb of Mushera Mountain. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet’s Operation Transformation with Supervalu & Athletic Club

Some of the wonderfully enthusiastic participants in the recent Millstreet Operation Transformation held in conjunction with Millstreet Athletic Club and O’Keeffe’s Supervalu. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Very Successful Farm Machinery Show 2017 at Green Glens

The Annual Farm Machinery Show at Green Glens last week was wonderfully successful and attracted a very large attendance on both days (18th and 19th Jan.). Here we share images from the superb event which was blessed with dry fresh weather. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Marian Players Prepare for Spectacular Panto 30 in Rathmore

“Sleeping Beauty” is this year’s superb production by Rathmore’s Marian Players. This is the 30th year of the hugely popular annual praiseworthy event which has been a phenomenal fundraiser over the past generation. Here we share images from last week’s dress rehearsal in advance of the launching of the excellent Pantomime at Rathmore’s Community Centre. We thank Val Moynihan and Michael O’Mahony for alerting us to the exciting event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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“Professor Gerry o’Sullivan – Surgeon of Renown – Legacy of Hope” Part 1 on C103 Sunday at 7pm

We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene, for the following advance notice regarding his upcoming 7pm Sunday radio programme (22nd Jan. 2017) on C103 (S.R.):

From a farming background in the rural village of Caheragh, he went on to become an outstanding cancer surgeon and founder of the Cork Cancer Research Centre. The sad irony is that the disease he spent almost a lifetime operating on and attempting to find cures for, seemed to take it’s revenge on him in the end.

On ‘Where the road takes me’, and over the course of three programmes, we look at the life and times, the career and many achievements of the larger than life Professor Gerry o’Sullivan, who passed away in February of 2012.

In Caheragh we meet his brothers Con and Donal. We meet the people behind the Threshing festival in the village who have raised one million euro so far, for a cause that one of their favourite sons passionately believed in. And we pay a visit to the Amenity Science Park in the village which honours the memory of a world renowned Cancer Researcher and surgeon.

We spend a day with the scientists and investigators at the Cork Cancer Research Centre, which was founded by Gerry o’Sullivan. Now in a state of the art facility, it houses clinicians and researchers under one roof, where new cancer treatments are brought to trial quicker.

And………….. continue reading the full article ““Professor Gerry o’Sullivan – Surgeon of Renown – Legacy of Hope” Part 1 on C103 Sunday at 7pm”

Johnny Cash Fundraising Event at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar Kilcorney

The Man in Black

Johnny Cash.

A special Johnny Cash night

 will be held

 at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar

 Friday 20th January 2017

 beginning at 8.00pm 


Special Guests

 who will perform

 the best known Johnny Cash songs. 

 Excellent Prizes for

  • The Best Johnny Cash performance
  • The Best June Carter Performance
  • The Winners of the Johnny Cash Table Quiz.
  • Everyone must wear something black on the night. 

All proceeds in aid of

Cancer Connect.

We thank Donie Howard for this important notice.  (S.R.)