OVER the past month or so, roads and water services all over Cork county have experienced widespread damage as a result of the appalling weather conditions.
This has led to many people suffering severe hardship and disruption to their daily lives – they were left without running water in their homes and their local roads were ripped up by the heavy rain, snow and ice.
In response to this crisis, an emergency repairs work programme fund of €6m has been put in place by Cork County Council to carry out emergency repairs to roads and water supplies in the county.
WATER supplies in Millstreet are still at a ‘critically low level,’ and Cork County Council are advising all users to keep usage to a minimum, as leaks within private residences still need to be repaired.
Unless there is a reduction in the water usage within the next few hours Cork County Council will have no choice but to discontinue the water supply at night to allow reservoirs to be restored to normal operating levels,” said a spokesperson on Monday.
The situation did not improve and water supplies in Millstreet were turned off at night at the time of The Corkman going to press..
2009 was the year that the world that we knew fell apart. Unemployment figures went through the roof, many people learned the sad fact that there is no such thing as free money, the banks came a begging looking for our money to bail them out.
The weather matched the mood of the year with rain, wind, snow and ice and no sunshine.
January saw the AGM of Kilcorney Bowling Club which was held at Caroline’s Bar, for them the highlight of 2008 was the hosting of the European Dutch Moore Championships in Rathcoole.
Kilcorney Communtiy Gym reopened after the Christmas break giving people a much needed reason to loose a few extra pounds. Kilcorney Social Centre was also a hive of activity with set dancing, Tuesday club and baby and toddler group back in action.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 996 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on the snow ‘n ice free Tuesday morning.
The Community Council Meeting which was deferred will be held to-night at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 8.30, All members please attend.
The awful happenings in Haiti some days ago, shook the world, but here in Millstreet we felt a kind of affiliation with that country, because last years our community fundraised to enable Jerry Pat O Leary to go to that troubled land, as part of the Haven organisation, to build houses for those people who are so, so poor. Jerry tells us that the place where they worked is well away from the epi-centre of the earthquake and that the houses they built are still intact. He is having a meeting with the Haven organisation to-night to decide what further help they can be in Haiti. We will keep you informed. And please note that a fund for the cause has been opened at our Credit Union.
The death has occurred of Lily GUERIN, (née Justice) of The Shop, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork
Removal from her residence at Ballydaly today (Tuesday), at 8pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 1pm. Funeral afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Date of death: Monday, January 18, 2010
John Tarrant takes a look back on the hurling year that was in Duhallow GAA
THE second part of the Millstreet GAA review focuses on hurling where a number of teams came up short in both league and championships.
Dwelling on the JAHC, a powerful surge in extra time allowed Kilbrin pull away from a gritty Millstreet to secure a 422 to 5-15 win in a dramatic first round played in Banteer. From a hotly competitive and a pulsating encounter, the pace and the tempo of the game was frantic from the outset and with 46 scores in total registered confirmed those in attendance received value for money.
Thereafter, Millstreet flattered to deceive where a sharper Freemount possessed too much firepower for Millstreet on recording a 3-12 to 2-12 triumph in the 2nd round qualifier played in Kanturk. At the end of the hour, Millstreet yielded to the greater stickwork and greater combined play of Freemount.
RAIL passengers travelling to Kerry on Sunday night (10th Jan) endured a nightmare journey home when engine failure caused the final service of the day to be almost five hours late arriving in Tralee. This was the evening of the snow and cold.
Commuters found themselves stranded between Millstreet and Rathmore for over two hours on an Intercity train with intermittent heat and lighting, when the 7.10pm service developed engine problems shortly after leaving Mallow Train Station.
The train eventually arrived at Tralee at 3.47am on Monday morning, fully four hours and 42 minutes late for a journey scheduled to last three hours and 55 minutes.
WEARY residents in Millstreet forgot about their lack of water for the past month on Sunday evening and community spirit took over as people put their artistic skills to the fore and built a giant igloo and snowman.
For the estimated 16 householders at Old Coach Avenue in Millstreet it was a welcome break from the strife of the past month, as some residents have not had a drop of water out of their taps, while others went to Tubrid Well ….
2009 saw Millstreet maintain a positive image with numerous highlights. In the second of a four-part series, John Tarrant gives an appraisal of April, May and June
Large crowds attend Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies. The annual Easter Commemoration takes place at the monument situated in the Town Square, the 82nd anniversary of the commemoration attended by guest speaker Jack Roche. Aubane Community Council host Table Quiz. Millstreet Bridge Club hosts Ryan Cup, won by Macroom. Friends from Millstreet and Mallow behind a Benefit Dance for Richie Barney O’Connell in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow.
Millstreet Community Council elect new team of Chairman Councillor Noel Buckley, Vice Chairman, Denis Cremin, Secretary, Catherine O’Shea/Marie Burke, Treasurers Sylvie Murphy/Ronan Galvin. PRO Amanda Wright.
The death has occurred of Ellen (Nell) HICKEY, (née O’Sullivan) of Mill View, Millstreet.
At her daughter Noreen’s residence, Droumadeesirt, Kilcummin. Reposing at Manley’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this Tuesday evening at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass at 12 noon tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Date published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Date of death: Sunday, January 10, 2010
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 995 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I hope that you are bearing up well to all the trials and tribulations caused by the inclement weather.
Again this week I have no lotto results because like so many other things it too fell victim to the bad weather on Sunday night. We can only hope that it will go ahead on next Sunday night when it will be held at the Clara Inn with a Jackpot on €2 200.
These times we really must take our hats off to our local radio station. Every one of the crew left no stone unturned to keep the public informed in minute detail of all the happenings or lack of happenings around the County. Its is at times like these that we see the value of having our own local station. Please support well at all times.
It’s notoriously difficult to win on Play TV because there are so many different correct answers: you need a lot of luck! For anyone interested in it, there is a good discussion on boards.ie about PlayTV and their solutions.
PREPARATIONS are now well under way for the third annual Spring Farm Machinery Show which will take place at the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet on the afternoons and evenings of 12, 13 and 14 of January 2010.
This exciting and innovative event will feature all the leading tractor and machinery dealerships in the area, numerous new exhibitors have booked with many previous companies requesting additional space.
The Spring Farm Machinery Show takes place at a time of year when farmers and contractors are looking forward to the season ahead and are keen to embrace new technology and ideas, our aim is to afford them this opportunity by bringing together a wide variety of exhibitors all in one venue in the comfort of heated indoor halls.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir Cairde and welcome to News Report 994 from Millstreet, and welcome to Twenty Ten.
Our Weekly lotto Draw will resume on Sunday next January 10th. Starting off at the Clara Inn with a Jackpot of €2,200.
Well regardless of the weather, we had a great Christmas. Our newly refurbished Church looked great for the Nativity Mass. A few changes were evident, with the pulpit now beside the extended alter. It looks great and is used by those doing the readings. The Crib was placed just inside the entrance door, down at the end of the church, for the first time in many, many years. Donations for the crib are for charity every year.
The death has occurred of Timothy (Timmie) FALVEY of Cullen, Cork
Late of Scrahanaville, Gneeveguilla. Unexpectedly, at his residence. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Monday, evening at 9pm. Removal Tuesday, at 8pm to Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Wednesday 6th Jan at 10.30am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Date of death: Saturday, January 02, 2010
The Corkman newspaper this week has run a summary of the headlines of the Millstreet Matters column for the years 2000 – 2001. What happended ten years ago doesn’t feel that long ago at all. It is in two parts, and can be read on their website:
Margaret O’HARE, (née Kelleher) of Cloghoula House, Millstreet, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Tuesday evening from 7pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 2pm. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only, please. Donations, in lieu, to Macroom Community Hospital. Date of death: Monday, December 28, 2009
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal on Tuesday at 6.30pm to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations to Cancer Research.
Date of death: Sunday, December 27, 2009
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 993 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very seasonal Tuesday morning with treatcherous and snow all around.
Well it won’t be long now. Just a few more days and by all accounts its going to be a white one. I’ll be killed for saying it, but I love snow. And a white Christmas would be such a bonus.
No matter what the weather,the shopping goes on with perhaps some people forced to shop at home because of the weather. The Marquee will be in the Square till Christmas Eve and vouchers at the Credit Union will solve your gift problem at any price, And by what I hear, they are proving very very popular. Some worth €20 each, were offered as prizes on LTV2s program last week and the lucky winners were, Breda O Leary, West End, Sean and Delia Kelleher, Macroom, Kathleen McAulliffe, Millstreet, and John F. Tarrant Rathcoole.Congrats all round.
MILLSTREET TOWN FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS: The festive season is officially underway in Millstreet after the town switched on its Christmas lights last Friday evening.
Despite inclement weather and driving rain, excited children and parents turned up in the Town Square for the big switch on.
The event was hosted by the Millstreet Development Group who helped whip up just the right jolly atmosphere for the occasion and kept the crowd entertained.
Live performances came from Millstreet Comhalthas Ceolteoirí Eireann and there was a warm welcome for a horse drawn carriage with occupants Bertie Buckley and Anna Balla in periodic costume, filling the bill of lord and lady of the manor splendidly.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 992 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very cold but seasonal,Tuesday morning.
A very interesting meeting of the Community Council was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night. Topics for discussion included the upgrading of our Youth Centre and the fitting of Astro-Turf surface on our tennis courts. It was also decided to host a community Council Awards Social this year at a date yet to be decided. Eileen Murphy reported on our Youth Club, and said that there are 64 members now with parents coming to help on Friday nights when they meet from 8 to 10 Theres room for more, but more parents must come on board with the increase in numbers.
The after school service will resume after Christmas. The Defibulators have now been placed at the Youth Centre and at the Garda Station. The full list of trained personnel will be announced in the near future. Joseph Lawlor was co-opted on the Council, on that night.and before the meeting ended a special Presentation was made to Fr. Gerard O Leary on behalf of our Community.
IFA PRESIDENCY: The leadership elections for the IFA is up and running, Millstreet and Ballydaly branch members will vote on convening in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Wednesday, December 9, at 8.30pm.
Three candidates are seeking to succeed Pádraig Walshe for a four-year term as IFA president. In the field are Kilkenny county chairman John Bryan, deputy president Derek Deane from Carlow and dairy committee chairman Richard Kennedy of Limerick.
The full article is on the Corkman Newspaper, and also covers all the other happenings in Millstreet in the last week.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 991 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet ‘n wintery Tuesday morning. December 8th ,the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception. A Holy Day of Obligation.
Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 13, 15, 23 , 27 . AND THE LUCKY WINNER OF €16,000 was Margaret Cooper, Cullen and her daughter Maura. The seller was ,first cousin, Margaret Burke and she got €1,600 sellers prize. Because the Jackpot was won there was no €50 prize, and €20 each went to the following ten people. John O Callaghan, Kilcorney, Margaret Hayes , Gneeveguilla, Mary Dinneen, Clonbanin Con O Connor, Rathrue, Mattie O Riordan, Shanaknuck,, Ann Kelleher, Tullig, Christina O Donaghue, Lackabawn, Jerry O Leary, Rathcoole, Len Leader, Kilcorney , and LTV2 ,Millstreet. Jackpot for next week €2,000 the draw a the MalPasso Bar on Sunday night.