Death Notice: Pat Kenny, Mill Road, Killarney

The death has occurred of Pat Kenny, Mill Road, Killarney and late of Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Beloved husband of Maureen and loving father of Michelle and Noreen. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by his family, sons-in-law David Keogh and Colm Daly, his grandchildren Ciara, Marie and Elizabeth, brothers Billy and Fred, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, relatives, neighbours and many good friends. Predeceased by his brother Micheál and sisters Chris and Sheila. “May He Rest In Peace”

Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Tuesday evening from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm. Removal at 6.30 pm to St Mary’s Cathedral. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 10.30am, burial afterwards in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery, Killarney. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to the Rockmount Day Care Centre, Kilgarvan.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  Pat – Beloved husband of Maureen (nee Coffey formerly of Millstreet) [RIP [read more …] “Death Notice: Pat Kenny, Mill Road, Killarney”

Primary School Sports 2019 at Millstreet Town Park on Monday

Blessed with wonderful weather in Millstreet Town Park this Monday, 17th June 2019 – the Annual School Sports were thoroughly enjoyed by the many pupils from a large number of Primary Schools.   Organised by Millstreet Athletic Club the annual event was a tremendous success.  We recorded lots of images of the athletic efforts of the energetic children and will share these later.   Here we view the School with the highest accumulative score this year – Derrinagree N.S..   We also illustrate a number of items found at the end of the event which may be claimed by phoning Maeve on 087 261 7001 . Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Derrinagree N.S. Winners

These five items found after the event.

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

Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this week’s programme on Sunday 16th June 2019.  (S.R.)

Costing thirteen million euro and an expensive golf iron, the recent visit of American President Donald Trump was not controversy free.

Fifty six years and ten American Presidents earlier, John F. Kennedy was the first head of his country to drop by and say hello.  Unlike ‘The Donald’, Kennedy’s visit was a morale booster for a nation in the midst of a depression. 

Unlike Kennedy, it would be difficult to imagine a photograph of Trump keeping the Pope company on Irish kitchen walls. 

However, on this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene discovers that the Kennedy’s had their own little skeletons in the cupboard as well.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”

Air Ambulance Helicopter to get the Green Light

Finally it looks like the Air Ambulance based in Rathcoole is to get the go-ahead:

“Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, announced today (Friday) that a new aeromedical service in the South will be launched in the coming weeks following the signing of a Service Level Agreement between the HSE and Irish Community Rapid Response.
Welcoming the news, Minister Harris said “I am delighted that a new aeromedical service in the South will commence shortly. I would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service and Irish Community Rapid Response for its commitment in developing this Service Level Agreement and ensuring the necessary clinical and corporate governance arrangements are such that the new service will be safe, robust and sustainable.
The service will see the establishment of a charitably funded Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in the South, which will operate from Rathcoole Aerodrome, just northeast of Millstreet, County Cork. The service will complement the existing aeromedical services and improve aeromedical access to the South of Ireland …”

[read the full statement on the Department of Health website]

[read more …] “Air Ambulance Helicopter to get the Green Light”

ROCS on a Wonderful Visit to Clonakilty

Our Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS) Group got a truly wonderful royal welcome at Clonakilty on Thursday, 13th June 2019 (Feast of St. Anthony).   Coordinator supreme for our visit was Mairéad Daly who resides in this exquisitely scenic West Cork area.   Very special thanks also to All at the hugely impressive Clonakilty Distillery including Ewan, Aaron and Pedro.   And at the magnificent Fernhill House and Gardens we were most grateful to Michael O’Neill and his sons Neil and Michael (who is one of Ireland’s youngest newly appointed Town Mayors).   Here we share a selection of 15 images to illustrate the magic of our most memorable visit to beautiful Clonakilty.  ROCS Group next meets again in September. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Meeting with the Mayor of Clonakilty – Michael O’Neill
At the very impressive Clonakilty Distillery
On tour with Hotel Owner, Michael O’Neill, Snr.

[read more …] “ROCS on a Wonderful Visit to Clonakilty”

Recalling Wonderful Times in Millstreet

We thank Con Meade and Denis McSweeney for sharing this wonderful image of Coláiste Pádraig Students with Principal Garret Hickey taken at Millstreet Boys’ Secondary School in West End 1958 We thank Denis O’Sullivan of Barnes in Southwest London for kindly providing us with the exact year of the historic photo and also for indicating names of some of the Students.  When we learn the names of All we shall share.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Sincere thanks to Mary Buckley, Ballinatona, Millstreet for sharing this great memory of Millstreet Carnival as it was recorded in the “Cork Examiner” in the late 1950s.   When we learn All the names we shall share.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 – Archive Gems plus 134th Mile

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Kevin & Mary Donovan and their inspiring project.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of Kevin McDermott who will be among many others to feature in a special “Silver Surfer 2019” programme next Tuesday night.    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.  (S.R.)

From left: Sharon Lane of Millstreet GAA with Kevin and Mary Donovan at Millstreet Town Park on Sat. 8th June 2019.  (S.R.)

Wonderfully Successful Fundraising Quiz For Fisherman Supreme Luke

On Friday, 7th June 2019 a wonderfully successful fundraising Quiz was held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.  Special thanks to Joanne & Staff for creating such a welcoming atmosphere for all attending the very enjoyable Quiz superbly devised by Question Master supreme – Liam Flynn – assisted by Kathleen Flynn.   The Poster below explains the praiseworthy purpose of the Quiz:

Here we share not only images from the Quiz but also pictures which Luke’s father, Billy, has made available showing some of the awards already won by the splendidly talented Fisherman – Luke O’Donoghue.  There was tremendous support for the event and Thomas Galvin was especially praised for his promotional work.   One of our images below just illustrates the large number of prizes presented for the Draw.

We wish Luke every success in the forthcoming World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in the Czech Republic in August 2019.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

And there was even a prize for the most original name chosen by a Team – won by this Group: [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Fundraising Quiz For Fisherman Supreme Luke”

Millstreet Pictorial News – Sunday 9th June 2019

With lots of recent different happenings and various activities in the Millstreet area we share a selection of images recalling the many occasions.   Among the topics featured:

  1.  Royal Welcome accorded to Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny by Millstreet G.A.A..
  2.  Carrigdhoun Cycling  Club visits Millstreet.
  3.  Reaching new heights at The Square!
  4.  Kevin Donovan runs his 134th Cork G.A.A. Mile at Town Park.   
  5.  Pat & Noreen continue to beautify Millstreet with flowers from Supervalu.
  6.  Impressive gathering for Annual St. Mary’s Cemetery Mass.                                                                         Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Lots more images to follow.

[read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial News – Sunday 9th June 2019”

Death Notice: Catherine Dennehy, NY at age 102

Of New York, U.S.A. Daughter of John MacNeil and Belle MacNeil (Gillis). Devoted wife to Jeremiah Dennehy. Catherine at 102 was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Jeremiah; her parents; and her siblings, John Archie and Sadie (both in infancy); Belle, Neil Joseph, John Archie; Sarah Agnes “Sadie” MacLeod (MacNeil) and husband Jack, Flora “Mae” MacIntyre (MacNeil) and husband John Dan, Annie MacIsaac (MacNeil) and husband Hugh. Catherine left Brook Village (Nova Scotia, Canada) at a young age to work and study in the United States. Nursing was her chosen profession and she continued on that path for many years. She cared deeply for her patients, with much compassion. She made her home in New York, and married the love of her life, Jeremiah Dennehy from Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. Together they enjoyed a life filled with kindness. They were as devoted to each other as they were to their faith. She will be missed and remembered for her quick wit, heart of gold, generosity and loving ways towards anyone she met. She was a true gem and great role model to her many nieces and nephews and their families. She will be certainly missed by treasured niece, Mary MacIntyre-Provataris, who cared for her for the past number of years, ensuring that Catherine remained in and enjoyed the comfort of her own home. Her Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 8th at 10 a.m. in Corpus Christi Church, Woodside, N.Y. May her journey onward be as fantastic as she was. [The Chronicle Herald [read more …] “Death Notice: Catherine Dennehy, NY at age 102”

Cullen Feis This Sunday 9th June 2019

Recalling a Cullen Feis of recent years 2013:  A superb atmosphere as always at Cullen Feis today blessed with magnificent weather and an inspiring volunteering spirit. Many of our Breton visitors attended the annual celebration of our rich heritage. The summer style was splendid and the children thoroughly enjoyed the great event. Here we share just some of the many images of a treasured event.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) CULLEN FEIS: Feis Laitiarain Sunday on 9th June 2019. Competitions at 12 noon (ceol, amhránaíocht, teangan). Sports at 3 p.m.  Always a very special day where our Irish Culture is wonderfully presented in a richly uplifting traditional manner.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” Returns to Innishannon

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information for his C103 Programme this Sunday (9th June 2019) evening at 7 (S.R.)

This week John Greene returns to the village of Innishannon on Where the road takes me.    It’s all about gardens and gardening as we pay a visit to people who have transformed their gardens into a place of pride and joy.

This week we get gardening advice and a philosophical look at life in general from Johnny o’Sullivan or Johnny of the welcomes.

Since our last visit to the home of Seán and Ann MacSeoin, Seán who was diagnosed with cancer has since passed away.  Ann tells us how her garden has been a source of comfort to her and the family since.

And we get a version of Jimmy Rodgers hit song ‘In a country Garden’ from Roy Davis in Knockavilla. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Returns to Innishannon”

Dympna & Students Present Inspiring Garden at Bloom 2019

We thank Dympna Kirke (formerly of West End, Millstreet) for sharing this fascinating feature on the direct link both Dympna and her Students had in the recent highly prestigious Bloom Event 2019.   Dympna writes:  “Seán – I spoke to you about a Postcard Garden I did for Bord Bia Bloom 2019 with the students of Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green.  These Postcard Gardens are open to all organisations nationwide.  The gardens are chosen based on the quality of the submission and the likelihood of the garden to meet the standards set out by the organisers of the festival. The Postcard Gardens are 3m wide, 2.4m high and 2m deep. This year Bord Bia Bloom received many submissions but could only accept a maximum of 14 Postcard Gardens so we were delighted to be accepted.

Dympna Kirke pictured beside the magnificent “Great Hunger” Garden at Bloom 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The theme of our garden was the Famine in Ireland 1845 – 1852 and was entitled ‘The Great Hunger’.  As you will know – after the failure of the potato upon which the native population was largely dependent one million people died of starvation during these years and the same number was forced to emigrate.  Our objective was to present that figure visually so that people could really understand the numbers involved.   We did this by displaying the script of  Patrick Kavanagh’s poem ‘The Great Hunger’ and repeating it on a continuous loop until a person could see one million characters on the back panel.  Each letter represented a human being who died of starvation during these years and also a person who was forced to emigrate.
The key word in our garden was ‘authenticity’ so the potato foliage seen in the garden is a direct descendent of the original famine potato – the lumper.  The water feature which is a central feature of the garden features what we believe to be an original famine pot.  This pot is over 170 years old and we believe it may have saved many lives during those sad years.  Incredibly – I found the pot – completely unwanted and unable to be sold – among broken concrete blocks and broken bricks in a scrapyard in Dublin.  I simply couldn’t believe it.  I sent photos of the pot to experts in the field who concurred with me in the belief that this was an original famine pot.  This was of course going to be our central water feature and as you can see from the image it worked out very well.  If this pot could tell a story….it started out being cast by the Quakers in Derbyshire and was sent to Ireland to help with the famine effort.  It went to either a workhouse or was placed on the roadside to help feed the starving.  Over the many decades it was found useful in either a farm or a factory and was used as a film prop over the years.  In recent years it has been largely defunct and was dumped in a scrapyard in a place where broken/unsaleable items are left. However, In the past week it has been viewed by the President and his wife Sabina, over 100,000 people and been the centrefold picture in the Irish Independent of 5th June 2019.  The pot has come a long way since being cast 170 years ago.
The garden is bordered by cut stone which was brought from the West of Ireland.  The girls themselves built the stone walls using the basic principles of dry stone wall building and the planting is comprised of plants which one would associate with the West of Ireland  which was particularly badly hit by the famine and the policy of mass eviction and export of food.
Our garden received a Highly Commended award from the Bloom judges but apart from awards it got a huge response from the public and caught the attention of the President and Sabina.  I have attached a photo of myself with the girls and the President on opening day.  We had a very successful week indeed at Bloom 2019 and I really do think that this experience will stay with these teenage girls for a very long time.
I’m also attaching some images of the garden itself and I hope your readers will find it interesting.”  Sincere congratulations to Dympna and her wonderfully dedicated Students.  It’s truly uplifting to learn of a direct link with Millstreet and Bloom 2019.  (S.R.)

 

Death Notice: Josie O’Leary, late of Carriganima

O’LEARY (Douglas and late of Carriganima, Co. Cork): On June 6th, 2019, peacefully, surrounded by her family after a short illness in the excellent care of the Staff at the Bon Secours Hospital, JOSEPHINE (JOSIE née Cotter) beloved wife of the late Liam and loving mother of Geraldine, devoted grandmother of Harvey and Isobel. Sadly missed by her loving daughter, son-in-law Jonathan, sister Monica, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.
Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd from Monday. Removal at 7.30pm same day (Monday) to the Church of Christ the King, Turners Cross. Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon on Tuesday. Funeral afterwards to the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Cúnamh the Bon Secours Hospital. “May she rest in peace” [rip]

Kevin Runs Mile in St. John’s Football Club’s Pitch at Station Road

Pictured are some of the many Friends and Supporters from St. John’s Football Club in Aubane and Mushera assembling in St. John’s Pitch at Station Road,  Millstreet on Sunday, 26th May 2019 for Kevin Donovan’s Cork GAA Mile Challenge. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Kevin Runs Mile in St. John’s Football Club’s Pitch at Station Road”

Cork G.A.A. Mile Challenge in Town Park on Satruday at 11:00am

Kevin runs One Mile Challenge on Town Park

Champion fundraiser Kevin Donovan has taken on the huge challenge of running one mile in every GAA Club in County Cork. That is 156 fields, Kevin will run around the GAA ground at Millstreet Town Park on this Saturday (8th June 2019)  at 11am in a Millstreet GAA jersey.

We thank John Tarrant for alerting us to this important event. Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.) 

The novel venture is in aid of the Cork Deaf Association and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland. Come along after the Féile Hurling game, join in and run or just cheer on Kevin.

 

Kevin’s Cork GAA Mile Challenge in Duhallow this Saturday entails visits to Castlemagner(9.15am), Millstreet(11am), Dromtariffe(12.30pm), Cullen(2.30pm) and Knocknagree(4pm).

 

 

Tubrid Mass To Be Broadcast on Cork Music Station on Tuesday at 8pm

Fr. Paddy O’Byrne presents a Millstreet Calendar to Fr. Kevin Mulcahy (on right) following the annual celebration of Mass at Tubrid Holy Well for Examination Students whose exams begin on Wednesday. Held on Tuesday, 7th June 2016 in the exquisite setting the occasion was blessed with beautiful weather. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

On this Tuesday evening for the very first time we shall be transmitting live on Cork Music Station the annual Examinations Mass being concelebrated at Tubrid Holy Well by Fr. Kevin Mulcahy and Fr. Paddy O’Byrne.   The Broadcast begins at 7:50pm with Mass at 8:00pm.   To tune in anywhere in the world just click Here

Cork Music Station will be broadcasting live from Tubrid Holy Well on Tuesday, 4th June 2019 from 7:50pm.  Sincere thanks to Denis Lane for public address system and to William & Ita Fitzgerald for broadcast coordination.  To James O’Sullivan we extend grateful thanks for much appreciated support in this project.  “Radio Treasures” will be broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday night also.  (S.R.)

INTO Retirement Reception for Hannah Kelleher & Con Meade

A most pleasant function was held on Friday, 17th May 2019 at Killarney’s Great Southern Hotel hosted by the Millstreet INTO Branch to bid farewell and to acknowledge the magnificent contribution made by Con Meade (Former Principal Kilcorney NS) and Hannah Kelleher (Former Principal Cullen NS) over the years.  Here we share some ten images from the very special occasion.  We wish Hannah and Con every Blessing for a very Happy Retirement.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Here is the caption to the picture above.  Deputy INTO President Mary Magner is at centre with chain of office while on left is Retiring Principal Kilcorney NS Con Meade and on right is Retiring Principal Cullen NS Hannah Kelleher – Also included are Teaching Colleagues, Family and Friends. [read more …] “INTO Retirement Reception for Hannah Kelleher & Con Meade”

Death Notice: Michael Cremin, Ballintemple and Millstreet

CREMIN (Ballintemple and Millstreet, Cork): On June 4th, 2019, peacefully, at Beaumont Residential Care, MICHAEL (late of Eircom), dearly loved husband of the late Kathleen and much loved father of Aidan, Fiona and Niamh. Sadly missed by his loving family, partner Fionnuala McMahon, sisters Mary and Joan, son-in-law James, daughter-in-law Valerie, grandchildren, sister-in-law Nina, brothers-in-law Matthew and Ted, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd. Removal at 8.00pm on (Wednesday) evening to St. Joseph’s S.M.A Church, Blackrock Road. Requiem Mass at 2.00pm on (Thursday). Funeral afterwards to St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock. “May he rest in peace”. [rip]

Eily’s Report – 4th June

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

We have to be thankful that our  Bank Holiday weekend went off with no injuries nor traffic accidents to report, in spite of heavy traffic and the silage season in full swing. Buíochas le Dia.

The highlight of the weekend of course was the landing of

Irish Community Rapid Response(ICRR)

Air Ambulance Helicopter in our Town Park on Sunday afternoon.  Members of the service were on hand to explain details of the service and all were invited into the grounds to get a closer look at the beautiful shiny yellow bird which will be based at Rathcoole as soon as the Government gives  it their final sanction.And we are all asked to lobby the Minister for Health, Mr. Simon Harris and urge him to give the service the official go-ahead as soon as possible.

The landing was backed up by a convoy of HDV, which formed a semi circle around the helicopter. There was a lively question and answer session and details of every aspect of  the interior of the craft were explained as well as running costs etc.

Based at Rathcoole Aerodrome ICRR are a charity committed to providing safe, effective and timely emergency medical care to those seriously ill or injured in Ireland through the provision of a network of Volunteer Doctors, RR Vehicles and a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical  Service (HEMS)that are tasked through the 999/112 call system .

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 4th June”

Key Found on Clara Mountain – Now Collected at Millstreet Post Office

Delighted to report that the Key found on Clara Mountain has now been collected by its thrilled owner who saw our notice on the website.   We thank Margaret and Noreen at the Post Office for sharing the uplifting news.   The original notice:

This key was handed into Millstreet Post Office on this Thursday (30th May 2019) having been found on Clara Mountain.   The Owner of the key may collect it at the Post Office.  We thank Margaret and Noreen for alerting us to the found object.  (S.R.)

Click on the image to enlarge.

Boherbue’s “Music Room” Presentation Cancelled This Thursday

Boherbue’s “Music Room” presentation scheduled for this Thursday, 6th June 2019 – has been cancelled.    Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s next presentation is on Friday, 28th June and will be the final one of the season until we resume in September.   Below we picture Michael Drew (seated) whose musical choices – all on an Irish theme – were all so thoroughly enjoyed by a capacity audience at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Friday, 31st May.   Also included in our image are just some of the appreciative audience.  Click on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Royal Welcome for Air Ambulance Helicopter in Millstreet

On Sunday, 2nd June 2019 a royal welcome was accorded to the magnificent Air Ambulance Helicopter with its Pilot John Murray and Project Coordinator John Kearney at Millstreet Town Park.   The magnificent event was superbly organised by Millstreet Vintage Club who also invited many Truck Owners to park nearby – all arranged to officially launch the fundraising (for the Air Ambulance) Truck Run which takes place from the K&L Complex on Sun. 28th July 2019.   Here we share just five of many more images (to follow later) from Sunday’s most successful event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [f] [read more …] “Royal Welcome for Air Ambulance Helicopter in Millstreet”

ECOUNESCO Award Winners Darren, Bevin & Omar

Sincere congratulations to Darren Kiely, Bevin Murphy and Omar Daly (all Students of Millstreet Community School) on recently winning the highly prestigious ECOUNESCO Award for their superb research and presentation of their praiseworthy project.   They won the Senior Eco Innovation Award impressing the Judges with their robust Science and eloquent Presentation.   Special thanks also to Teacher Jennifer O’Donoghue and Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin for their coordination and encouragement.  The joyous occasion was held in the splendid Convention Centre, Dublin.  Below we picture the Students at both the BTYSTE 2019 in the RDS in January and also having received the highly regarded ECOUNESCO Award in May.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [f]

Darren, Bevin & Omar

[read more …] “ECOUNESCO Award Winners Darren, Bevin & Omar”