Stuck on a train for hours in the cold

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.

The Kingdom newspaper carries the full article

Snowmen and Igloos

LTV2 Crew were at the scene to record the evening

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 ….

Full article from the Corkman Newspaper this week.

[read more …] “Snowmen and Igloos”

A look at Millstreet from late spring to early summer

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
APRIL:

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.

Read more on The Corkman’s website http://www.corkman.ie/local-notes/a-look-at-millstreet-from-late-spring-to-early-summer-2013271.html

Death Notice: Ellen (Nell) Hickey, Mill View

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

Regional Report 995 12th January 2010

by

Eily Buckley

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.

[read more …] “Regional Report 995 12th January 2010”

Play TV – Millstreet Winner

Well done to Darragh Reardon on winning a few bob on the late night TV3 Game show Play TV.
PlayTV

WINNERS: 07.10.2009
Rige Barbara, Ballyfermot,dublin10 € 900
Reardon Darregh, Co.Cork, Liscahane Millstreet € 50
Fenton Elisabeth, Fermoy, Co.cork € 100

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.

Millstreet Matters – 7 Jan 2010

Ignoring the sub-zero freezing conditions, swimmers and supporters made their way to the famous Boeing for the second annual New Year’s day swim.

Those participating defied the arctic weather to support the beneficiaries from the staging, the worthy Irish Cancer Society Night Nurses and LTV2.

This is part of the Millstreet Matters column on the Corkman, which also talks about Scór, Ballydaly Christmas Party, and Adult education

Spring Farm Machinery Show

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.

Read the full article on the Corkman Newspaper

More promotional information for the show is shown below:

[read more …] “Spring Farm Machinery Show”

Battling the Freeze

ice storm - NOAAThe Corkman reports this week that lots of houses in Millstreet are without water

…and at least 16 new houses in an estate in Millstreet were also without water.
The Corkman understands that one resident in Millstreet was without water for the past three weeks…

Read the full article on The Corkman website

[read more …] “Battling the Freeze”

Millstreet 2009 – A Year in Review (Jan – Mar)

2009 saw Millstreet maintain a positive image with numerous highlights. In the first of a four-part series, John Tarrant gives an appraisal of January, Febuary, March

JANUARY

A New Year’s Day charity swim at the Boeing aids Millstreet Hospital.

The two day Millstreet Coursing meeting enjoyed favourable weather as a dedicated band return to the Millstreet Town Park.

Altar Girls introduced to serve at masses for the very first time.

Millstreet Mother and Toddler group celebrate 10th birthday.

Cullen and Special Needs Association launch annual Weigh In.

Patrons either side of the county bounds take the trip to the Rathmore Marian Players pantomime “Mother Goose”.

See the full article on the Corkman website

[read more …] “Millstreet 2009 – A Year in Review (Jan – Mar)”

Regional Report 994 5th January 2009

by

Eily Buckley

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.

[read more …] “Regional Report 994 5th January 2009”

Death Notice: Timmie Falvey

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

Millstreet 2000 – 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:

2000-2004 – Reeling in the years

2005-2009 – Celtic tiger changes the face of Millstreet

[read more …] “Millstreet 2000 – 2010”

Death Notice: Margaret O’Hare

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

Regional Report 993 22nd December 2009

by

Eily Buckley

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.

[read more …] “Regional Report 993 22nd December 2009”

Christmas season begins as lights are switched on

from the Corkman 10-Dec-2009:

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.

[read more …] “Christmas season begins as lights are switched on”

Regional Report 992 15th December 2009

by

Eily Buckley

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.

[read more …] “Regional Report 992 15th December 2009”

Millstreet Matters: 3 Dec 09

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.

Regional Report 991. 8th December 2009

by

Eily Buckley

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.

[read more …] “Regional Report 991. 8th December 2009”

Death Notice: Pat O’Connell, Tullig

The death has occurred of Pat O’CONNELL of Knocknagree and Tullig, Millstreet, Cork.
Suddenly. Rosary at his residence in Tullig, Millstreet, at 9pm this Saturday evening. Removal from his residence tomorrow, Sunday, at 7pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 1pm followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Regional Report 990 1st December 2009

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire Diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 990 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold, wet and windy Tuesday morning, 1st of December.

A cookery demonstration entitled “Tastes of Christmas” will be held at our Community School tomorrow, Wednesday night. December2nd, with Master Chef Frank Moynihan doing the cooking. Admission €10. Proceeds to Baby Jacob.The Irish Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis. Starts at 8, all welcome.

Cairde Muintir Mhuire will host “Prayer Through Song” with the renowned Gospel singer David Parkes at St. Colemans Church in Macroom, to-night December1st.  Starts at 8, Doors opened at 7.15, admission €10. Proceeds to the Cairde Muintir Mhuire Fund.

[read more …] “Regional Report 990 1st December 2009”

“We are now printing our own money in Millstreet”

… or so says the Millstreet Development Group, whose excellent idea on how to keep money in the local vicinity is  getting more and more time on the airways and papers. There’s loads of favourable points as to why we should get the vouchers such as:

Any local employer can give workers up to €250 worth of vouchers € tax-free, which can be spent in participating shops in the town. These vouchers can be given in lieu of wages or bonus payments Normally at this time of year, companies might give a ‘one-for-all’ voucher or vouchers for a particular store. The problem here is that in most cases the money leaves the town and in some instances commission is charged on vouchers. There will be no commission charged on the Millstreet vouchers, meaning that the recipients get their full value …  and offer a variety of extra deals, discounts and packages.

The full article can be read on this weeks Corkman Newspaper

Death Notice: Con Cunningham

The death has occurred of Con CUNNINGHAM of Clonbanin, Cork.
Peacefully, at Resthaven Nursing Home, Meelin. Reposing at Casey’s Funeral Home, Kiskeam. Removal tomorrow, Monday evening, at 8pm to the Church of the Presentation of Our Lady, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Marina Cassidy on the Drishane Concerts

Killarney soprano and harpist Marina Cassidy has also joined dozens of musicians and singers who will perform at a sell-out benefit concert at Drishane Castle in Millstreet on December 6th for the Baby Jacob Trust.

The Killarney woman became aware of baby Jacob six weeks ago when she sang at the opening of the restored chapel at Drishane Chapel on the invitation of the Duggan family.

“That night, the Duggans were talking about the fund-raising for Baby Jacob and they asked me to be involved in the concert and I’m delighted to be,” Marina said. “There was just an incredible atmosphere in the church that night.

“When I heard about the little baby, I felt I really wanted to be part of it.”…

Read the full article on the Kerry’s Eye Newspaper