Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today

True Community Spirit was superbly demonstrated today during the nationwide Tidy Towns Clean Up Project.  To illustrate the inspiring enthusiasm clearly in evidence we visited The Square where many splendid Volunteers prepared to travel to various parts of Millstreet to participate in the major Clean Up.  Then we went to Tanyard Wood when a wonderful Team including many young people completed a magnificent clean up project.   Sincere congratulations to All who so very enthusiastically participated.  Please click on the following images to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article “Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today”

Presentation of Impressive Fianna Fáil Quiz Cheque to Hospital

A very impressive cheque resulting from the recent Fianna Fáil Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet was presented to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital on Thursday evening. Among the speakers were John O’Leary, Margaret Collins and Lena Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Death Notice: Rafał Luberda

Rafał Luberda (przeżył 39 lat) z Obidowej, mieszkający w Millstreet. Odszedł nagle. Msza św. pożegnalna w czwartek (20.04) o 20.00 w Millstreet, Co. Cork. Wieczne odpoczywanie racz mu dać Panie a światłość wiekuista niechaj mu świeci.

Rafał Luberda (39 years) from Obidova, Poland, living in Tanyard Wood,  Millstreet. Passed away unexpectedly on April 17th 2017. Holy Farewell Mass this evening Thursday (20th April) at 8pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Eternal rest grant to him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.

Official Opening of Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday Morning

The official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017. From left: Fr. Billy Radley who blessed the new premises; Linda Gordon. And cutting the ribbon – Noreen Murphy, Margaret Hartnett, Frances Ring and Julie Kelleher. Also included is Paudie Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The large gathering of people attending the official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office at Main Street on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017.
Attending the official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017 – from left: Frank Curtin (Area Manager, An Post), Aidan O’Donnell (Retail Manager, An Post), Cllr. Declan Kelleher, Julie Kelleher, Helena O’Donoghue, Paudie Kelleher, Maria O’Donoghue and Linda Gordon.
Very satisfied customers being served by Noreen Murphy and Margaret Hartnett following the official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office at Main Street on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017.

And we also view the new Post Office from the outside.  Every success to All. continue reading the full article “Official Opening of Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday Morning”

Our next “Radio Treasures” Programme on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017

Our next “Radio Treasures” Programme on will be on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 from 9:30 to 11:00 pm and will include highlights of the recent Easter Sunday night Concert in Kiskeam during the excellent annual Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival.  (S.R.)

Eily’s report – 18th April

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

It was a very busy Easter weekend and the beautiful weather made it possible to enjoy many outdoor events.

Very large crowds attended the Easter ceremonies in the churches and we are so grateful to the members of our clergy who put in long hours to make it all so meaningful.

Following the three  o’clock ceremonies on Good Friday the Divine Mercy Novena was started, and will continue in the church at 3 o’clock every day until next Sunday. Those who cannot attend the church every day can pray the Novena at home. The closing ceremony will be held in the church on Sunday next at 3pm. Please try to attend.

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Death Notice: Paddy O’Sullivan, Kilcorney

O’Sullivan, Kilcorney, on April 16th 2017, peacefully at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Paddy (PC and Ex Dairygold Committee) Beenreigh, beloved husband of the late Margaret (nee O’Keeffe) and dear father of John, Mary, Noreen, Helen and Michael. Deeply regretted by his loving family, grandchildren Patrick, Michael, Emer, Sinead, Frankie Jo, Sarah, Julia, Sophie, Faye and Robert, sons-in-law, Mike, Frank, Jorg, daughters-in-law, Helen and Mona, sister-in-law Nancy, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing in McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer, on Monday evening from 6pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May He Rest in Peace.

Death Notice: Vera Moylan, late of Minor Row

The death has occurred of: Vera MOYLAN (née O’Connor)
(5 Fergus Road, Shannon, Co. Clare and formerly of Millstreet, Co. Cork), wife of the late Noel – April 11, 2017; deeply regretted by her loving sons Kevin and Bernard, sister Joan, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and her many friends. May she rest in peace. Reposing at McMahons Funeral Home, Shannon today (Wednesday) from 6 o’c. Removal at 7.30 o’c. to Mary Immaculate Church, Shannon. Funeral Mass tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 o’c. Burial afterwards in Illaunmanagh Cemetery, Shannon.

Eily’s Report – 11th April

Dia is Mhuire diobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms hotel tonight starting at 9pm. All members please attend.

And let me remind you once again to tune in on tomorrow Wednesday night April 12, when RTEs Nationwide program will do  feature on the Barry Home at Lackabawn, which is part of the centenary celebrations by renowned the Ford Company, highlighting  100 years in Ireland, in both the car and tractor business.

The popular Nationwide program goes on air  just after the six o’clock news. Don’t miss it.

This is Holy Week the most solemn week in our religious calendar, remembering the Crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday,  and we are all urged to attend the many divine services.  Also pay  visits the church and saying the Stations of the Cross as often as possible.

  • On Holy Thursday devotions will be held in Cullen Church at 6.30 and in Millstreet at 8pm.
  • Good Friday in Cullen  at 6.30 and Millstreet 3pm.
  • Holy Saturday,  Polish Community Blessing of Food at 2pm and Easter Vigil at 9pm.
  • Confessions will be held after most ceremonies in the parish churches.
  • Easter Sunday remembering Christs resurrection from the dead is regarded by many as the most joyous and important occasion of  our religious year, when Christ triumphed over death itself.

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Preparing for Easter 2017 in Millstreet

Jerry Lehane reminds us of the annual Easter Parade in Millstreet this Easter Sunday and (below) Members of Millstreet Pipe Band practise in their very colourful setting of the Creche “Bandroom” in preparation for the important Millstreet Parade. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Fund Scheme 2017

Good news for Millstreet Town this week with confirmation of funding for a number of organisations based in Millstreet Town and surrounding areas as part of the 2017 Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Fund Scheme.
Organisations funded are as follows:

  • Millstreet Tidy Towns – €1,800
  • Ballydaly Action 2000 Group – €10,000
  • Kilcorney Community Development Association – €1,500
  • Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club – €300
  • St. John’s Well Committee – €3,000

Millstreet Town will also have the benefit from an additional allocation of €14,000 from Cork County Council’s Town Development Fund during 2017 which will be allocated following consultation with Millstreet Partnership Committee. Well done to all involved! – from Cllr. John Paul O’Shea

Death Notice: Denis O’Leary, Islanddave

The death has occurred of Denis O’Leary, formerly of Islanddave Boherbue and Coolclougher, Boherbue, who passed away peacefully in his 92nd year at the residence of his nephew John and Betty Corcoran. Son of the late Timothy and Julia and dear brother of the late Michael, Jerry, Timmie, John, Nora Mai (Lordan), Sheila (Corcoran), Peggy (Alford), Mary (Donovan) and recently deceased Eileen (Sheehan). Sadly missed by his nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, kind neighbours and his many friends in the Canon O’Donovan Day Centre, Millstreet. May he rest in peace.
Rosary on today, Tuesday, at 10 p.m. at his nephew’s residence, Coolclougher. Reposing on Wednesday at his nephew’s residence from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by removal to Derrinagree Church. Liturgy of the Word on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Kiskeam Cemetery. Memorial Mass on Monday in Derrinagree Church at 7.30pm.

Millstreet Vintage Club on RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Tonight at 7pm

Update: if you missed it, you can see the programme on the RTE Player here

On Sat. 1st April RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Team visited Millstreet to film over 40 Ford Tractors for a Ford Centenary feature which will be broadcast tonight (Wednesday, 12th April 2017)at 7pm on RTÉ1 television. Here we view (in centre) Anne and Dan Barry with the RTÉ Team at the conclusion of filming in the exquisite setting of Drishane Estate. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Filming took place at Lackabawn, through Millstreet Town and in Drishane.

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“Radio Treasures” Now on air until 11pm

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight …  Some real treasures!  Lots of excellent music from all over the world and of course, Ireland.   And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Cruinniú agus Ceiliúradh na Cásca 2017 – Celebrating Easter Monday in Millstreet

This Easter Monday, 17th April 2017 marks the first nationwide “Ceiliúradh (Cruinniú) na Cásca” (A Celebration at Easter) – A national celebration of our Irish Heritage, our Irish Art and our overall national sense of pride in our many great attributes as a nation.  We thank Conor Nelligan, Heritage Officer for Cork City & County for motivating this special Day of Irish Culture.  In Millstreet we shall mark the day in the following way:

2pm to 4pm:  Millstreet Museum will present an illustrated account of its many treasures and historic items at our Museum Centre in Carnegie Hall.

4pm to 5.15pm:  A Guided Tour of Millstreet Town where focus will be placed on its many significant locations.

5.15pm to 6.00pm:   Visiting Drishane Estate where an International Event will be taking place with emphasis on a Family Fun Afternoon.

All the events are free and everyone is most welcome.    Below we share images from the recent very colourful annual Easter Bonnet Occasion at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.  (S.R.) 

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Hugely Impressive Weight Loss Achievements at “The Loft”

“The Loft” Fitness Studio’s Instructor Pat Sheehan (centre) with two of the most successful weight loss participants of 2017. From left with all three holding the weight lost by Gabriel Tully from Nadd who lost a hugely impressive 7st. (44.5 kg) over a period of eleven months and (on extreme right) Declan Kelleher of Aubane, Millstreet who in 12 weeks lost an equally impressive 3st 2lbs (20kg). Sincere congratulations to Gabriel and Declan on such a magnificent and totally inspiring achievement and to Pat also for such superb motivation and guidance. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Mrs. Sheehan provides delicious healthy refreshments in celebration of the amazing achievements of the participants of the 12 week programme.
Declan holds the weight (20kg) he lost over 12 weeks.

The Loft Fitness Studio is situated in West End, Millstreet (above “Nibbles”).  John Tarrant will have a full feature on the marvellous achievements of Gabriel and Declan in next week’s “Corkman”.  Here are some more images: continue reading the full article “Hugely Impressive Weight Loss Achievements at “The Loft””

Eily’s Report – 4th April

Keep Easter Monday free for a fun for All day at Drishane Castle . Look out for information leaflets.

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

The organisers of the Daffodil Day collections would like to say many thanks who supported their venture in any way. This year the collectors were blessed with fine weather which was a welcome change from the adverse weather that they had to endure in previous years. In total € 5,162 were collected. Mary FitzGeralds Coffee Morning at the GAA Hall amounted to €1,000 and €5,162 was brought in by those volunteers who worked around the town. Well done to all who took part and they want to thank all those who enabled them to collect this fine figure for cancer research.

A very successful Table Quiz was held at McCarthys Bar on February 28th in aid of our local hospital  to name but a couple of the great work that continues to be done for good causes in our town.

On Saturday night our Community Singers gave a recital at the Green Glens in advance of the Fleadh Ceol which was organised by the local Comhaltas Group. It was a highly successful event, and a very large crowd attended.

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Death Notice: William Gleeson, Clara Road

The death has occurred on Sunday 2nd April 2017 of William Gleeson, Clara Road, Millstreet. In the presence of his loving family at CUH, brother of the late John Joe, Richie, Timmy, Michael, Gilly and Teresa. Sadly missed by his beloved wife Mary (née Poff), sons Micheál, Seán and Liam, sisters Mary, Nellie and Sr. Anne, daughters in law Joan and Paula, grandchildren Siobhán, Sineád and Rian, brother in law Peter, niece’s, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing in Tarrant’s funeral home Millstreet on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery.
“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis”

Superb Danielle Competes in Shot Putt All-Ireland at Athlone

Recently Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet competed in Nenagh at the Munster Juveniles Indoors Competition . She came a brilliant second in the Under 12 Girls Shot Putt. This was her first time competing in the Shot Putt and to bring home a Silver Munster Medal was a fantastic achievement . She travelled to Athlone yesterday to compete in the All-Ireland where Danielle is now rated amongst the top eleven in Ireland.  Sincere congratulations on such a magnificent achievement and for being such a superb Sporting Ambassador for Millstreet at a hugely prestigious All-Ireland event in the heart of Ireland – Athlone. Danielle’s Mum – Eileen, of course, has won a hugely impressive amount of All-Ireland Sporting Awards over the years. (S.R.) 

Danielle competing at Munster level. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)


Wonderfully Successful Quiz for Millstreet Hospital

Fianna Fáil Cumann organised its annual Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar on Friday night. It was a splendid success and realised a most impressive €1,223.00 for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet. Here we share our first selection of images from the very enjoyable at which Noreen Meade was the truly excellent MC while John O’Leary and Cllr. Bernard Moynihan as well as Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. coordinated the event most efficiently. Cork Rose Denise Collins and her Mum who attended representing Millstreet Hospital addressed the large gathering to express sincere thanks for this hugely appreciated annual gesture.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Winners representing McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.
Runners-up – The Church Street Ladies.

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

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits the National Learning Network in Donemark in Bantry – regarded by many as one of Ireland’s best kept secrets.

The NLN is Ireland’s largest non-Government training organisation. Their motto is ‘Investing in people and changing perspectives. They are striving hard to eliminate the misconception that they only cater for a specific group in the community. The NLN is for everybody from late teens to sixty five years of age, training is free and they even provide their own bus service to and from the centre. In fact, if you can’t come to them, they will come to you in your own home. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening on C103 at 7″

Noel C. Climbs Clara Mountain on Sunday

To conquer Clara Mountain in one’s 60s is a mighty achievement but to climb Clara Mountain in one’s 80s is quite magnificent . Well, that’s what Noel C. Duggan did last Sunday. Here he is pictured on the summit beside the Cross with June and Kevin Lucey while below he is photographed on Monday as he continues to work on his Shop Refubishment Project at The Bridge, Millstreet.  The previous time Noel C. was on Clara Mountain was in Eurovision Year 1993 when National Geographic Magazine featured him on a horse on top of the mountain!  Click on the images to enlarge. We thank June Lucey for the Clara picture. (S.R.)

Death Notice: Kathleen Scanlon, late of Clonbanin

The death has occurred of Kathleen SCANLON (née Hartnett), Crossfield, Ballyclough and late of Drominagh, Clonbanin, Mallow.
Peacefully in the excellent care of the staff at Padre Pio Nursing Home Churchtown.
Beloved wife of the late Jimmy and sister of the late Dan, Peg, Noreen, Tadgh, Con and Mary-Teresa. Deeply regretted by her loving sister Breeda Cronin (Clonbanin Cross), brother Seamus ( USA), sister in law Pauline ( Donoughmore and Banteer), nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours especially her kind neighbour Eamon Crowley. Requeiscat in pace.
Lying in repose at O’Callaghan’s Funeral Chapel Ballyclough on Thursday from 7pm followed by removal at 8pm to St. John the Baptist Church, Ballyclough. Requeim Mass on Friday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mallow.

NET Ministries Retreat Team Arrives in Millstreet

Some of the NET Ministries Retreat Team based in Donegal just having arrived on the Grounds of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet for Thursday’s MCS Students’ Retreat. Click on the imges to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Eily’s Report – 28th March

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Our weather lived up to its name in earnest this past week. The opening days brought a trinkling of snow on the fields and muct heavier in the far away hills. And the second half of the week was semi-tropical with hot sun giving us all a glow of warmth and good cheer. But the dry weather caused some forest fores in the area. On Sunday nght the night skys were lit up in flaming red as mountain sides blazed. Our Fire brigade was out to control fires which threatened forests in some places. Thankfully due to their great efforts, no serious damage was reported.

Mothers Day was celebrated like never before, with brilliant sunshine to allow outdoor parties, some on the beach and an air of wellbeing all around. Baoichas le Dia.

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