Death Notice: Mary Patricia Ross (née Lehane), Dublin & Millstreet

The death has occurred on Tuesday 21st November 2017 of Mary Patricia Ross (née Lehane), Ballyroan, Dublin / Millstreet, Cork. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at St. Camillus Nursing Centre, Killucan, Co. Westmeath. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Very sadly missed by her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and a wide circle of friends. Rest in Peace.

Reposing at Fanagans Funeral Home, Lower Kimmage Road on Thursday afternoon (23 November) from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Removal on Friday morning (24 November) to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan arriving for Funeral Mass at 10 am and afterwards to Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross. Family flowers only please. [1] [2]
Fanagans Funeral Directors – Kimmage.

Eily’s Report – 21st November

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

A very important Community Council meeting which was deferred last week will be held tonight at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 8.30.  Garda Paul Lynch will attend.

Our Millstreet Got Talent Festival got off to a great start in Carriganima on Saturday Night. As usual the renowned village  pub excelled itself following the Saturday evening Mass. Their evening’s program also included a fundraiser for the local Bus service CART.

So the  next heat at McCarthys Bar on  this Friday night  November 24th, and please don’t miss it for a great night out. Tarrants Bar on November 25th.    The Bush Bar on December 1st. And the Clara Inn on December 2nd.
[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 21st November”

Death Notice: William Cronin, Knocknakilla

The death has occurred of William Cronin, Knocknakilla, Millstreet, Cork. Peacefully, at his home, in the presence of his loving family. Husband of the late Eileen and brother of the late Tommy and Peggy. Loving father of Marian (Donovan), Ena, Dominic, Donal, Patrick, Margaret (Brennan), Fintan, Breda (Lucey), and Billy. Sadly missed by his loving sons, daughters, sons-in-law, Conor, Aidan and Dan daughters-in-law Catherine, Joan, Mary, Lisa and Claire, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters May and Eileen brothers Jeremiah and Joe, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, and friends. May He Rest in Peace
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Wednesday from 5pm followed by removal at 8pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [1]

Denis set to retire as Keeper of the Blarney Stone

The man takes a hold of me as I lie down on my back. I grab two metal poles behind me and start to arch myself until my head is perpendicular to the rest of my body. The man then starts to lower me down into a hole in the floor. This is not the most natural of feelings but these are the things you do to kiss the most famous stone in Ireland.

The man’s name is Dennis – I guess it’s appropriate to at least be on a first name basis with someone holding me so intimately as I share my saliva (albeit with an inanimate object). He’s seen his fair share of strange things from his perch up here on the top of Blarney Castle.

“When someone takes a dive at the stone,” is his answer when I ask about weird things that happen.

“It never happens with a lady, it’s always with a man. He comes down here, he’s very quiet and nothing happens and when he comes here, it’s a dive he does. And he’s never small. He’s always big. I can’t tell you the words I use in my own mind – they’re not gracious words!” [1]

Thanks to Gillian who let us know that today’s newspapers featured Millstreet man Denis Cronin who is set to retire from his role of Keeper of the Blarney Stone after 13 years of holding thousands of visitors each day as they hope to gain the gift of the gab. [Irish Examiner] [Journal.ie]. The very best to Denis, who you can often meet in their local shop in Millstreet – An Siopa Deas.

[read more …] “Denis set to retire as Keeper of the Blarney Stone”

Eily’s Report 14th November

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

Please take note that  tonight’s  meeting of the Community Council  has been cancelled owing  the Ireland/ Denmark Game which will played at the Aviva Stadium  and broadcast on RTE2 from 7.45.

The Millstreet Christmas Market will be held at the GAA Hall on Sunday November 26th. Just the place to catch up with friends for a cup ‘o tea and a chat, also to pick up some nice Christmas Presents. Local Calendars for 2018 will also be on sale there. The proceeds to go to the Christmas Lights Fund.

Christmas Lights Church Gate collection this weekend November 18/19 Please support them well.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 14th November”

Where the Road Takes Me on C103 at 7pm

We thank Presenter John Greene for information re this week’s programme.(S.R.) 

In this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, we conclude our two
part programme which looks at the importance of gut health and it’s bearing
on optimal physical and mental health. Gut health is now regarded as a hot
topic in research and medicine.

In the final programme, John Greene takes a look at ongoing research at the
Microbiome Institute at UCC and the Cork Cancer Research Centre. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me on C103 at 7pm”

Death Notice: Mary Buckley, Dromahoe

The death has occurred on Wednesday 8th November 2017 of Mary Buckley, Dromahoe, Dromagh, Cork. Peacefully in Padre Pio Nursing Home, Churchtown. Survived by her sister Josephine, nieces Marie and Bernadette, nephews Joseph, Anthony, Oliver, Adrian and Richard, cousins, friends and neighbours. May She Rest In Peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Sunday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [1]

In Other News: 10th November 2017

RICH v POOR: ‘Growing divide between communities will destroy rural Ireland’ warns Cork TD – Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, and Party Chief Whip, Michael Moynihan has today criticised the Government for its failure to secure the future of small and medium sizes rural towns that were hit the hardest during the recession…

ALPS have a number of positions at present: Production Operatives, Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Technician, Test Engineer, and Backshift Technical Supervisor…

Joanne O’Riordan’s Column: Leeside Shine has never been brighter – Cork City women’s team have literally gone from zeros to Cup-winning heroes…

Our Minor Camogie Team is into the County Semi Final, while our U21 Hurlers are through to the Duhallow Quarter Final.

Creepy Costumes, Frightening Faces and Fashion Show Fun for Halloween at St. Brendan’s NS…

National Dairy show champion only eight miles from Dublin’s O’Connell Street – report from the event with all the results…

[read more …] “In Other News: 10th November 2017”

Eily’s Report – 7th November

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

There is a meeting at McCarthy’s Bar tonight organised by the Community Council to further plan the Millstreet Talent Festival. It starts at 8.30. Please take note of the change of venue.  The Council are pleased at the amount of public interest in the venture, and tonight’s meeting is all about the way ahead so please support it well.

My apologies for not being with you last week, I was swept away by the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween.

The changing of the time has made our dark evenings seem very very long and the wet weather doesn’t help, so it is more important now than ever that we find some pleasant ways of passing the long evenings. It’s good to know that there’s lots to choose from. The pubs and the clubs are pulling out all the stops to out do one another. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 7th November”

Live Broadcast Now from Salthill Hotel in Galway

Presently being broadcast live on www.corkmusicstation.com at the moment until after midnight the Michael Commins Annual Salthill Show.  The star guest tonight is Big Tom McBride.  Lots of further superb singers all being transmitted live from the Salthill Hotel, Galway.   Broadcast Coordinators:  Ita Fitzgerald, Breeda and Mike Piggott & Friends.

Tomorrow night as usual it’s “Radio Treasures” also on CMS 9:30 to 11:00pm.  Happy Listening.  (S.R.)

For both programmes tune into www.corkmusicstation.com or access on Internet Radio under Cork Music Station (on Local Ireland / Country)

 

Autumn Showers from Clara

Following the storms (Ophelia & Brian) we have had two weeks of nice autumn weather, interrupted this weekend as the wind has turned and is now coming from the north … so it has gotten cold, bringing with dark clouds, heavy showers, but still lovely sunshine. This beautiful photo which was taken yesterday about 12pm catches this, as the showers roll in into Millstreet, throwing up another rainbow over Tubrid photo: Instagram/Simon Duggan

Death Notice: Maurice (Mossie) Burke, Bantry & Cullen

BURKE (Marino Terrace, Bantry and late of Lissaniska, Cullen): On November 3rd 2017, peacefully in his 95th year at Cork University Hospital, MAURICE (MOSSIE) beloved husband of Kathleen (née Sugrue), dear father of James. Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughter-in-law, much loved grandchildren Shauna, Emma and Anna, brother-in-law Connie (Sugrue), sisters-in-law Nuala (Allis) and Noreen (Sugrue), nephews, nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing in Coakley’s Funeral Home Chapel St, Bantry on (Saturday) Nov. 4th from 6pm followed by rosary at 7pm. Reposing on (Sunday) Nov. 5th from 5pm followed by removal at 6.30pm to St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry. Requiem Mass on (Monday) Nov. 6th at 12 noon followed by burial in the Abbey Cemetery.

Death Notice: Marian O’Connell (née Galvin), Derrinagree

The death has occurred of Marian O’CONNELL (née Galvin), Derrinagree, Cork. Peacefully at Marymount Hospice, in the presence of her family, beloved wife of John and loving mother of Derek, Mary, Jerry and Breda. Sadly missed by her loving husband, children and extended families, grandchildren, sisters and brothers, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Saturday at 8pm. Reposing on Sunday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family Flowers Only. Donations in Lieu if desired to Marymount Hospice. [1][2]

Death Notice: Margaret Cronin-Morley, Cullen, and Buckinghamshire, England

On October 17th 2017 peacefully in her 103rd year at Leonard Pulham Nursing Home, Margaret Nee Shine [Peg] beloved wife of the late Tim Cronin London, and the late Jerh Morley Knocknagurrane, Cullen, Peg will be sadly missed and deeply mourned by her loving son Jerry, daughters Margaret and Ellen, daughter in law , son in law, grand sons in law, grand daughters, great grand daughters, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reception into The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cullen on Thursday at 1.15 pm. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Friday. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.

 

Truly Impressive Cheque Presented by Millstreet Vintage Club

Already previous posts on our website outline the very impressive presentation occasion which took place at Millstreet Parish Centre on Saturday night.  Here we share further images kindly recorded by William Fitzgerald.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Truly Impressive Cheque Presented by Millstreet Vintage Club”

Death Notice: John O’Connor, Glounthane and Dromsicane

O’CONNOR (Annmount, Glounthaune, Co.Cork, and Dromsicane). On October 24th, 2017, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. JOHN P., beloved husband of Lillian, and loving father of Grace and Ian. Deeply regretted by his loving wife and family, brother, sister, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends.
Reception prayers at 11.30am on Thursday in The Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune followed by Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon. Funeral afterwards to St.Joseph’s Cemetery, Little Island. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice. “May he rest in peace.” [1]

Eily’s Report – 24th October

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

The talk of the parish at the moment is the Community Talent Competitions that our Community Council have launched. During the winter months it is hoped that everybody will get stuck in and make the long nights more stimulating and enjoyable. Everybody is asked to take part in one way or another. The program is confined to over 16s. Entry fee €20 per group. Prize money €800.

1st prize €500, 2nd €200, 3rd €100, Closing date for entries  November 4th. Each group is expected to put on a show or sketch lasting up to 20minutes. It’s open to Pubs, Clubs and Businesses, as well as individuals.

 

For more information contact Mary 0863128444

Or Maura 087 9488849. Please give  the novel  venture your best support.

 

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 24th October”

Superb Cine Film Footage of Millstreet in 1960s Shared by Colm

We sincerely thank Colm O’Connor who lives in Rotterdam and who originally hails from Millstreet for so very kindly sharing quite fascinating film footage of the Millstreet of the 1960s.  Colm’s father, the late Eddie O’Connor, captured a variety of very interesting scenes with his cine-camera and here we view the footage which includes a Corpus Christi Procession and playing ball on a traffic-free Drishane Road.  Among the others appearing on this hugely popular footage:  John Coleman, John Lucey and Anthony Forde. Click on the following link to view the scenes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3EnYQ9jGn2Eek1zUm8xN09VUzQ/view?usp=sharing&ts=59eb54fb

We also share some still images from the footage and we meet with Colm when he visited in August 2016.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) If ye recognise people in the pictures, do let us know please.

Colm O’Connor (on right) pictured in Millstreet Town Park with Margaret Healy and Liam Gallagher in August 2016.
Tommy Radley (on right) as an altar boy in the 1960s during the Millstreet Corpus Christi Procession.
Simon, Mary and Eamonn O’Connor with Jerry Lehane (on right) at Drishane Road.
John “Sing” O’Sullivan with Denis O’Donovan (on left).

[read more …] “Superb Cine Film Footage of Millstreet in 1960s Shared by Colm”

Death Notice: Jeremiah (Jerry) O’Connell, Knocknagree

On 23rd October, 2017, peacefully in the loving care of the matron and staff at Millstreet Community Hospital, JEREMIAH (JERRY), brother of the late Eileen and Dan, Deeply regretted by his sister Breda (Rathmore), relatives, neighbours and good friends.
Reposing at O’Leary Funeral Parlour, Knocknagree on Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8pm followed by removal to Christ the King Church, Knocknagree. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. [1]

“Where the Road Takes Me” – Tom Crean Feature – Part Two

We thank Radio Presenter supreme, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding this evening’s programme at 7 on C103.  (S.R.)

This week on Where the road takes me we continue and conclude our two part programme on Tom Crean a true hero in the history of Polar exploration.

This week John Greene meets his Grand-daughter Aileen and her partner Bill Sheppard, who along with her two sons attempt to follow in Crean’s
footsteps, exactly one hundred years after his third and final expedition to the Antarctic. After an 800 nautical mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia, Crean, Shackleton and Worsley managed the first crossing of the mountainous island to seek help for their comrades still stranded back on Elephant island.

One hundred years later, after breaking her leg, his Grand-daughter
discovers that out on the Antarctic, there are no emergency services to call upon.

We also meet Mike Barry, the first Irishman to reach the South Pole. After building a replica lifeboat of the ‘James Caird’, Barry and his colleagues attempt Crean’s 800 nautical mile (1500KM) epic sea crossing from Elephant Island to South Georgia.   And……

Aidan Dooley talks about his one-man show ‘Tom Crean – Arctic Explorer’. After playing to forty people initially [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – Tom Crean Feature – Part Two”

Gramophone Meeting Deferred to 17th Nov. 2017

In the interest of safety regarding the upcoming Storm Brian the scheduled meeting of Millstreet Gramophone Circle tonight has been deferred to Friday, 17th Nov. at 8:15pm  when Con Kelleher of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet will present a much anticipated programme on that occasion.  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Peter ‘Paul’ Fitzgerald

The death has occurred of Peter ‘Paul’ FITZGERALD, Banteer, USA, Millstreet, Cork. Peter ‘Paul’ (retired USAF), peacefully on Tuesday 17th October 2017 surrounded by his loving family, in the comforting care of the staff at Araglen Nursing Home, in his 91st year. Predeceased by his first wife Mary (Boyle) and son Paul, brother of the late Teddy, Bill, Peggy (O Mahony) and Bridie (Mc Auliffe). Sadly missed by his second wife Sheila (Kelleher), daughters Ann McConnell, Pat Randles and Meg, brother Patrick (USA), sister Mary Lehane (USA), sister-in-law Peggy Flynn, Joan McAuliffe, Bridie Boyle and Ann Fitzgerald, sons-in-law Bob and John, grandchildern John Paul, Patrick, Mary and Katie and great grandson Joe, nieces and nephews, extended family relatives and his many friends. Reposing at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet on Thursday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to St Patricks Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am and burial afterwards to St Marys Cemetery Millstreet. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to ‘The Alzheimers Society’.

Ophelia: Pat Sheehan interviewed about Kilcorney Church

Unfortunately St. Nicholas’ Church in Kilcorney lost part of its roof yesterday during Storm Ophelia, but thankfully no-one was hurt. Today, Pat Sheehan from Kilcorney NS Board of Management was interviewed on RTE Radio 1 by Evelyn O’Rourke about what happened, and what will happen. Listen to the interview from 2:25 in the RTE Podcast below:

Photo from the Irish Times

[read more …] “Ophelia: Pat Sheehan interviewed about Kilcorney Church”

Eily’s Report – 17th October

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

Its October 17th the day after the biggest shut-down that this country has ever known, and relative calm has been restored. Buíochas le Dia. It was  pretty scary in the days beforehand, as we watched it being displayed on our screens, with a huge swirling red alert approaching us .

Its early in the day yet but I think all things considered, that we came out lightly, given the picture that we had in mind. Goodness knows the authorities at every level, did a great job in warning us of what may be in store, and with everything closed down it brought traffic to a halt, which was a great help in keeping people safe. And the minute by minute coverage by the media was invaluable.

The loss of life was extremely low, but even so it was regrettable that three people lost their lives countrywide. Our sympathy goes to the people of Kilcorney whose lovely parish Church became victim of the great storm. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 17th October”

Ophelia Wind Times for Tomorrow

It has been eerily calm all day. The animals and birds have hardly uttered a sound, like they know something is coming. Ophelia is nearly upon us, and tomorrow morning we’ll wake to the rising storm, possibly the strongest to hit us in over 50 years. If you haven’t tied everything loose down by now, it is probably too late. Above all stay safe and don’t do anything stupid like going out in it or driving. Things can be replaced, people can’t. In town, people have been asking what time the storm will be, well the answer is most of the daylight hours, the worst at lunchtime … below is the best current estimate for tomorrow. The best to everyone. Bíonn grásta Dé idir an diallait agus an talamh. 🙏

[read more …] “Ophelia Wind Times for Tomorrow”

Where the Road Takes Me

We thank John Greene for the following advance information re this evening’s C103 programme at 7pm.  (S.R.)

There is no doubt but that Tom Crean from Annascaul in County Kerry was an
unsung hero of the heroic age of Polar Exploration. He joined Captain Scott
and Ernest Shackleton on three of the four great British expeditions to the
Antarctic. His landing of the James Caird lifeboat on South Georgia in May
of 1916, having navigated 800 nautical miles through icy winds and
mountainous seas in the Antarctic, is still regarded as one of the greatest
feats of seamanship ever. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me”