Cloghoula N.S. Awarded Important Prestigious Safety Flag

Cloghoula N.S. was awarded the highly prestigious Safety Flag on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Principal, Mary Murphy welcomes Caroline Casey – Cork County Council Education Officer for Road, Water and Farm – to Cloghoula N.S.. Caroline who hails from Banteer and is a sister of Rita Buckley provided superb illustrated talks on Road, Water and Farm Safety before presenting the very important Safety Flag to the School. Sincere congratulations to all involved.

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Death Notice: Margaret Murphy (née Lucey of Tooreenbawn)

The death has occurred in her 95th year on Tuesday March 20th 2017 of Mrs Margret (Peg) Murphy (née Lucey of Tooreenbawn), beloved wife of the late Frank & loving mother to her eight children & granchildren.

Arrangements (in the UK) to follow when available.
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“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight …  Despite the snow of this morning Spring is clearly in evidence with such colourful flowers.  We visit Rathcoole Playschool which this very morning had what must be Ireland’s last superbly colourful St. Patrick’s Parade 2017.  Lots of excellent music from England, India and of course, Ireland.   And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) And we continue to share some more images.  Please click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

Eily’s Report – 21st March

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

A light blanket of snow to surprise all this morning.

A very important meeting will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight. Organised by the Community Council. The theme for tonight’s meeting deals with the first phase of the writing of the History of Millstreet. Our Parish Church and O’Regan’s Mills to start with. Tonight’s meeting will give those present their last opportunity to read over the script of the two local features before they go to print.  This important meeting starts at 8.30 and All are welcome.

Millstreet Gramophone circle will hold the monthly meeting at the Canon O Donovan Centre on Friday night next March 24th, starting at 8.15. Presenter Seán Radley. And all are welcome.

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Death Notice: Sheila Barry, Murphy Terrace,

The death has occurred on Sunday 19th March 2017 of Sheila BARRY (née Cronin), Murphy Terrace, Millstreet.

Peacefully, after a short illness. Beloved wife of Patsy and loving mother of Mary (Daly), Anthony, John (J.J.), Francis and James, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, son-in-law, daughter-in-law and sons’ partners. Missed by her sisters Kattie, Mary and Joan. Predeceased by her brothers John and Timmy, her sisters Nora and Eily, her brothers-in-law sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Milstreet, on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery. No flowers please, donations, if desired, to Millstreet Church Restoration Fund and Parkinsons Association of Ireland. May She Rest in Peace.

Heritage Meeting at Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday 21st March at 8.30pm

An important Heritage Meeting regarding the Church and the Mill with the final presentation to be viewed and discussed before going to print will take place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 at 8:30pm.  All are very welcome to this important meeting.  We thank Margaret Bourke for this significant notice.  (S.R.)

Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning on Thursday 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m.

The Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning (coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald & dedicated Supporters) will take place in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall this Thursday, 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m..  All are very welcome to this important and praiseworthy fundraising event.  (S.R.)

Magnificent St. Patrick’s Parade 2017 in Carriganima on Sunday

What a superbly colourful St. Patrick’s Parade was held in Carriganima at 3pm on Sunday, 19th March 2017 blessed with good weather.   Among the attendance were Minister for Agriculture & the Marine – Michael Creed, T.D., Aindrias Moynihan, T.D. and Cllr. John Healy-Rae and Cllr. Moynihan joined by “Michael Healy-Rae”!  We recorded the excellent event and this will later be shared on LTV2 Millstreet.  Here we illustrate almost 170 images of the truly marvellous occasion.  Special thanks to Seán Murphy and his brilliant Team for coordinating such a hugely successful annual event in Carriganima.  Please click on all the images to enlarge. (S.R.) And we continue to share lots more images of the wonderfully enjoyable annual event in Carriganima. continue reading the full article “Magnificent St. Patrick’s Parade 2017 in Carriganima on Sunday”

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Greetings from Pommerit le Vicomte

The wonderfully dedicated Twinning Committee of Pommerit le Vicomte at its recent AGM. Our great Friends extend sincere greetings to us all here in Millstreet and throughout Ireland on this St. Patrick’s Week 2017. Merci boucoup nos Amis and we also extend our heartfelt greetings to all in Brittany. We especially thank Yves and Daniel for communicating with us. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Annual Carriganima Parade on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 3pm

Seán Murphy in his St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Rathmore winning entry reminding us that the Carriganima Parade begins at 3pm tomorrow (Sunday, 19th March 2017). William Fitzgerald will be providing lots of atmospheric Country-and-Western plus Irish Music in advance of the highly anticipated excellent Parade. Also included in our image above is Sgt. Paul Lynch.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Best Window Display 2017 at Rathmore Parade.

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Millstreet – Part One

We share the first part of our coverage of St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet on 17th March 2017.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And we continue to share a further 65 pictures of the important national day. continue reading the full article “St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Millstreet – Part One”

Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School

The superb Cast and Production Team (Jennifer O’Donoghue & Margaret Buckley) of John B. Keane’s “The Buds of Ballybunion” which has been playing to capacity audiences at Millstreet Community School. The magnificent presentation featuring the excellent Students of the MCS Transition Year is thoroughly enjoyable and portrays some truly splendid dramatic talent. Sincere congrats to all involved. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Death Notice: Rev. Donal Joseph O’Hare, Wichita, Kansas, USA & Cloghoula, Millstreet

O’Hare, Rev. Donal Joseph 93, Retired Catholic Priest, died Sunday, March 12, 2017. Rosary and Vigil will be at 6:00 P.M. Thursday, March 16, 2017; Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 17, 2017, both at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Preceded in death by his parents, Denis and Rita O’Hare; brothers, Thomas, Jerome, Victor, Denis, Eddie, Rev Fr. John Brendan; nephew, Denis O’Hare of Coole, Millstreet, Ireland. Survived by his loving nephews and nieces, and brother priests. A memorial has been established with: Priest Retirement and Education Fund c/o Catholic Diocese of Wichita, 424 N. Broadway St., Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary – East Chapel.

We thank Derry O’Hare for the following additional information:

O’Hare (Wichita, Kansas, USA and Cloghoula, Millstreet)

O’Hare, Rev. Donal Joseph 93, Retired Catholic Priest, died Sunday, March 12, 2017.
Preceded in death by his parents, Denis and Rita O’Hare; brothers, Thomas (Cork), Jerome (Coole), Victor (Cloghoula), Denis (Dublin), Eddie (Macroom), Father Brendan (Florida, USA), and by his nephew, Denis O’Hare of Coole.
Survived by his sister-in-law, Kathleen O’Hare of Coole, his loving nephews and nieces and brother priests. 

Share tributes online at: Downing & Lahey Funeral Home, Wichita, Kansas

 

Breaking News – Eily to be Grand Marshal of Millstreet Parade 2017!

Eily Buckley has been honoured with the highly prestigious role of Grand Marshal in this Friday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade beginning at 5pm in Millstreet. Sincere congratulations to Eily who so richly deserves this great honour. The tradition of Grand Marshal for our annual Parade is new and we are very grateful to Margaret Bourke for suggesting the establishment of such an important role in the magnificent annual event. Do look out for Eily in a superb truly historic open vintage car at the beginning of the Parade. Eily will then join the many Guests on the Reviewing Stand in The Square. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Celebrates St. Patrick’s Week 2017

Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” truly celebrates St. Patrick’s Week 2017.   Our music is distinctively Irish and we chat about the many traditions and stories relating to our National Feast.  We share news about last Sunday’s  Parade in Rathmore and we talk about next Sunday’s Parade in Carriganima.  We also view images from today’s Confirmation Ceremony in Millstreet.  Our programme is from 9:30 to 11:00pm.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Just log into www.corkmusicstation.com.

Eily’s Report – 14th March

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

This is a big Day in Millstreet with about 78 children receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. The celebrant being Bishop of Kerry Ray Brown. The ceremony starts at 3.30pm  and I want to send our sincere congratulations to all the children and their parents, teachers and guardians on this momentous occasion. All are welcome to attend.

The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held tonight at the Wallis Arms Hotel Starting at 9 and all members please attend to finalise the plans for St.Patrick’s Day Parade, on Friday.

Everybody is asked to come out in honour of our Patron Saint. The Parade will start out from the Green Glens Yard Station Rd.at 5pm and proceed to the reviewing stand in the Town Square. All clubs, schools, groups pre-school and individuals are asked to take part. There will be prizes for the best float, commercial, industrial, vintage entries and a host of other features in the parade as well as best dressed window. The town will be adorned with colourful bunting. For the little ones, there will be face-painting at the E-Centre. The list goes on and we hope the weather will be kind.

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Cullen & District Special Needs Association Prizegiving Event 2017

The ten week Sponsored Weight Loss Programme in aid of Cullen & District Special Needs Association came to an end on Monday, 13th March 2017 in Cullen Community Centre. A total of 465 lbs was lost over the ten weeks and a total of €5,270.00 was contributed. Sincere congratulations to the organisers, the winners and all those who helped in any way to make the annual event such a tremendous success. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share lots more pictures from the wonderfully praiseworthy annual event.  John Tarrant will have full details of winners in the “Corkman”. continue reading the full article “Cullen & District Special Needs Association Prizegiving Event 2017”

Death Notice: Maureen O’Keeffe, Ahane

The death has occurred on Sunday 12th March 2017 of Maureen O’Keeffe, Ahane, Cullen, Cork / Knock, Mayo.

In the wonderful care of Araglen Nursing Home, Boherbue. Daughter of the late Bill and Kate (nee Duggan). Deeply regretted by her loving sister Noreen, brothers Fr Anthony, Michael and Paddy, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighours and friends.

Reposing on Tuesday in the Church of the Navity, Cullen from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. “May She Rest In Peace”

Death Notice: Noreen Ball (née O’Connor), Manchester

The death has occurred of Noreen Ball, née O’Connor, of Manchester and formerly of Millstreet. Peacefully on 6 March 2017 at Whitefield House Nursing Home. Predeceased by her loving husband Gilbert and her son David, Noreen is survived by her son Kevin, daughter Gillian and grandson Cameron.

The funeral will be held at Our Lady of Grace church in Prestwich Manchester on Wednesday 15 March 2017 at noon.

Contact through Lilywhites funeral directors in Prestwich, Manchester.

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

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

As the country gears up to become awash with green and celebrate another St. Patrick’s Day, ‘Where the road takes me’ pays a visit to the North Cork town of Mallow to check on what will be their 31st parade and festival. This year’s Grand Marshall will be Rosemary o’Neill, daughter of the late Tip o’Neill, 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. His Great Grandparents were born, reared and married in Mallow.

At Mallow Castle we meet caretaker Ned Murphy who remembers a visit by the Irish American politician who was also greeted by actress Maureen o’Hara.

Chairman of the St. Patrick’s Day Committee Noel o’Connor talks about the festival itself, and it’s theme for this year which is – ‘Mallow, a great place to live in’.

At the Tip o’Neill Park in the centre of town, Michael o’Neill who is a cousin of the famous Irish American family, looks at the Mallow family tree.

And………….. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening at 7″

Sincere Friend of Millstreet Niamh Kavanagh Wins Celebrity Masterchef Ireland 2017

Heartfelt congratulations to sincere Friend of Millstreet since 1993 – Eurovision Winner Niamh Kavanagh who on TV3 tonight won Celebrity Masterchef Ireland 2017. Click on the images here from TV3 to enlarge. (S.R.)
Such is the kindness of Niamh that within minutes tonight she replied to our text expressing her sincere appreciation to the Millstreet people for such uplifting greetings. Niamh’s superb win may be viewed on the TV3 Player.

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Millstreet Vintage Club’s Very Successful Chat, Coffee and Cars…& Tractor

Pictured at Café Aroma, Minor Row, Millstreet on Sunday, 5th March 2017 some of the many Enthusiastic Vintage Participants at the Chat, Coffee & Cars Event where Noreen provided lots of appreciated refreshments including delicious freshly baked scones. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share further pictures from the special occasion.  Lots more images also on Facebook of Millstreet Vintage Club. continue reading the full article “Millstreet Vintage Club’s Very Successful Chat, Coffee and Cars…& Tractor”

Death Notice: Chris Kiely, Liscahane, Millstreet

The death has taken place of Chris Kiely, Liscahane, Millstreet.  R.I.P.. Rosary this Thursday, 9th March 2017, at 7pm in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet.    Lying in Repose from 6pm on tomorrow, Friday with removal at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Saturday followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Drishane Road.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Death Notice: Mary McLoughlin (née Dineen), formerly of Carrigacooleen

The death has occurred of Mary McLoughlin (née Dineen), The Oaks, Ballydowney & Ardaneanig, Killarney, and formerly of London and Carrigacooleen, Millstreet, suddenly on 6th March 2017, Mary, beloved wife of the late James and loving mother of Patricia, Caroline and Michael. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by her family, sons-in-law Donal McCarthy and Paul, daughter-in-law Cathy, her grandchildren Kieran, Ryan, James, Rachel, Elena Rose, Tara, Martin and Olivia Kate, great grandchildren Auburn, Alicja and Kyron, brothers Jerry, Dan and Tim, sisters Nora, Margaret and Sheila, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews & nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Predeceased by her brother the late Paddy.
“May She Rest in Peace”
Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Friday evening from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Removal at 8.00 pm on Friday evening to St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 10.30am, burial will take place in London. No Flowers by Request, donations if desired to Brú Columbanus, Cork.

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Eily’s Report – 7th March

Dia is mhuire diobh go léir a cáirde and welcome to my weekly report.  A very important meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight (Tuesday) March 7th  to finalise plans for this years St. Patrick’s Day Parade. All members and interested parties please attend.

Our Parade will be held at 5pm on March 17th and everybody is asked to come out and support it either by taking part or helping to swell the crowd.There will be prizes galore for the various categories as well as the best dressed window.

In Rathmore their Parade will be held on  Sunday  March 12th and in Carriganima on the Sunday after March 17th with music by the Ferrymen to follow. continue reading the full article “Eily’s Report – 7th March”

Wonderfully Successful MCS Quiz for Lourdes Project 2017

Coordinators of the hugely successful MCS Quiz for Lourdes Project at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 3rd March 2017 at which Patrick W. O’Leary’s seven Kentucky Derby gifts as spot prizes were given very special mention. The overall fund on the night amounted to a most impressive €1,239.80. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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