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

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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.

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“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

Regret in passing of Cormac Dineen

CORK and Millstreet has lost one of its football legends on the death yesterday of Cormac Dineen. One of the most identifiable Cork footballers of his generation, he provided a rocklike presence in the last line of defence. Whether it was with club in the county championship or lining out with Cork, the Millstreet man always gave off his very best and no easy scores were recorded against him.

The above is an extract on Cormac’s exploits on the field, and is taken from an article in this weeks Corkman newspaper.

Crime on the Increase

Patricia Messenger
Patricia Messenger from C103FM

Garda John Crowley from the Millstreet Station was on Patricia Messenger’s radio show on C103FM this morning, warning of an increase in crime in the general area of west/north west Cork county. Most notable were:

  • Distraction crime: where a group of people enter a shop and distract the owner, while one of the group steal something either in the shop or enter the office / store and take money / goods from there. Money, cigarettes and alcohol are their favourite targets. He advised to lock all back rooms when not in use.
  • As oil prices rise again, some are reverting to stealing home heating oil from homes and diesel from farms. Sometimes it’s just a jerry can, other times it’s the full delivery. Advise is to lock them and make the job as difficult as possible for anyone thinking of stealing your fuel.
  • Finally, outhouses are becoming a target too, so lock away anything worth stealing and be careful that anyone visiting the house / yard doesn’t get a good look around to see what would be worth stealing during the day or in the dead of the night. And if you are suspicious, of someone in the yard, write down the car/van registration for later use, so that your “visitors” can be tracked down at a later date.

So be careful and keep your things safely locked away.

Regional Report 989 24th November 2009

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Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde  welcome to news report 989 form Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wild ,wet, and windy, Tuesday morning.

The Big Concert this week will be in our parish Church on Sunday November 29th in aid of the Church restoration Fund.entitled “Sounds of Advent.” Our own Parish choir will open the two hour show, and they will be followed by the  Kerry Choral Society.

Tickets @ €20 each can be bought over a wide area or from the parish office ,or at the door on the night. Please support it well. Starts at 7.30 ,bring a cushion as the Church seats are hard.

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Youghal defeat Millstreet U16s in County Championship

YOUGHAL withstood a determined finish from Millstreet in a keenly contested County U-16 ‘B’ Football Championship semi final played at a rainlashed Mourneabbey last Monday.Weather conditions were anything but suitable for the game and great credit must go to both set of players for serving up a high standard of play given the wretched rain that prevailed in the opening half. At the end of the hour, there could be no argument about the outcome, Youghal were far, the hungrier side, their application superb and in general, the East Cork boys emerged much more enterprising in the prevailing conditions.

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Death Notice: Tom KELLEHER of Mologhroe, Cullen

The death has occurred on Friday, November 20, 2009 of Tom KELLEHER of Mologhroe, Cullen, Mallow, Cork. Removal this Saturday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Sunday, at 10.30am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to the Irish Cancer Society.

Death Notice: Cormac Dineen

DINEEN (Mill Road, Millstreet, Co. Cork) Nov. 19, 2009, (peacefully), at home, Cormac (M.R.C.V.S.), beloved husband of Celia and dear father of Deirdre, Tadhg, Maura, Sandra and Charles, brother of the late Máire (O’Leary); deeply regretted by his loving wife and family, brothers Joe and Paudie, sisters Eibhlís and Áine, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this (Friday) evening at 8 o’c. to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 o’c. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. No flowers by request. Donations, if desired, to Millstreet Church Restoration Fund.

No Buyers for Affordable Housing

tw_empty2Cork County Council hopes to dispose of 42 houses, deemed affordable, in towns and villages in North Cork, as it has been unable to find buyers for them…

The houses are in Bweeng (10), Castlelyons (2), Charleville (2), Glanworth (6), Kanturk (6), Kilworth (1), Mallow (1), Millstreet (3) and Rathcormac (11)…

A senior executive officer with the council, said the local authority couldn’t continue to carry the costs associated with the empty houses. He told councillors the council had decided to sell off the houses in areas deemed to be in less demand for affordable housing…

Last year the Council dropped the prices of affordable housing when they realised that the market price was then below the price of their affordable housing. But still they have failed to sell them. Now they want to sell them at any cost, just to get the expense off their balance sheets.

The full article is available to read on the Irish Examiner website. Also, you can read Cork County Councils brochure for Affordable Housing in Millstreet, or read the Affordable Housing Explanatory Leaflet for Cork County Council (Northern Division)

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Regional Report 988 17th November 2009

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 988 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather wintery Tuesday morning.

This is FRIENDSHIP WEEK, so get out there a give everybody a smile or a hug or whatever it is that you do best, to brighten up their day.

A great crowd of friends, family and supporters, attended the celebration party which was held at our Nibbles Café on Saturday night. Eleanor proudly displayed her All Ireland Award as she welcomed her guests. Canon Declan came to bless the place and he was accompanied by Fr Paddy O Byrne.The food was both plentiful and tasty and her winning dish of pear and almond tart was in great demand. And on behalf of everyone I want to wish Eleanor and her wonderful staff every success for the future. Look up the Website for all the pictures .

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Clampdown on roadside sale of Cars

In the north Cork administration area – Watergrasshill, Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Mallow, Charleville, Kanturk and Millstreet – there were 41 vehicle notices issued. Thirty-eight were removed within the required time limit.

The Irish Examiner has reported that Cork County Council are clamping down on the practice of selling cars on the roadside, which is in contravention of a Cork County Council bylaw which was introduced in 2007. They are issuing 24 hour removal notices, and then impounding the cars, with retrieval costing on average €460, and legal proceedings if not retrieved.

Regional Report 987 – 10th November 2009

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Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 987 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very  best on this sunny Tuesday sunny morning following a wet night.

And we’re all  invited to a party on this Saturday night November 14th.Its on at our Nibbles Café at the west End. Elenor who won an all Ireland , gold medal for her outstanding cuisine recently ,wants us all to share in her joy, to have a piece of the cake as it were. It starts at 8.30 on Saturday night,  so do drop in , it’s for everybody.

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JB Hurling Championship V Lismire

Throw-in by the ref
Throw-in by the ref

Yesterday Millstreet defeated Lismire in a keenly contested Duhallow Junior B Hurling Championship in Millstreet Town Park by a scoreline of 2-7 to 0-9.

A tough but low scoring first half saw the teams deadlocked at four points a piece at half time. The heavy rain over the previous few days meant that the ball was slow to move along the ground, but Millstreet appeared to have the upper hand when the ball was off the ground and should have been ahead at the half. The start of the second half saw Millstreet move two points ahead, but then struck the killer blow with a goal and two points in quick succession seeming to secure the match. In the last few minutes Lismire tagged over three points, but it was not enough to overcome a competent Millstreet side.

They move onto the semi-final where they will meet Dromtarriffe (again) who they beat in the first round, but have been automatically byed in the semi final! Only in Duhallow. More pictures below:

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Broadband in your area?

Cork Area
Map of Eircom phone exchanges in Cork, and which ones are DSL enabled (click for full details)

Recently I was reading that Eircom had no plans to roll out broadband to Cullen so I decided to have a look and see what the story was. Essentially, Eircom is saying that it has no plans to upgrade the following local exchanges:

  • Cullen
  • Carriganima
  • Lyre
  • Berneys Cross

Their reason is mainly economic: that there’s not enough houses locally to justify the cost of upgrading the exchanges.

I know that PermaNet are able to supply wireless broadband to some of these areas, but if you want it through your phone line, you’ll really have to get onto your local representatives to push to get it changed.

It’s not that long ago since we had no broadband in Millstreet (about 6 years now), and the only reason that Eircom upgraded its servers to DSL at the time was because they heard that PermaNet were setting up in Millstreet, and wanted to grab market share before PermaNet could set up their infrastructures. As usual, it’s business before people.

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Summer Horse Show is back in the Saddle!

THE absence of the sound of hooves at Millstreet Horse Show last August, after the show was canceled, cost the region €10 million, according Green Glens owner Noel C Duggan, who has announced plans for a whole new show next year.

The ‘man of steel’ told The Corkman that it is “full steam ahead” for next year’s show with the Green Glens committing to reviving one of the highlights of the showjumping year in Ireland…………

Last week we carried a short sniplet from the Irish Independant newspaper which said that there would be a horse show in Millstreet in summer of next year. The Corkman this week carries a more in-depth article and the full article can be read here.

For the views of the competitors themselves, there’s a discussion on boards.ie that sheds some more light on the topic.

Ireland Involved Awards – Seán Radley Nominated

Our own Seán Radley has been nominated for the 2009 Ireland Involved Awards which take place this evening (Nov 5th 2009)  at a dinner hosted by the Taoiseach’s Office in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Sean has been nominated in the “Arts, Culture & Media” Section for his work documenting community life in Millstreet for the last 40 years. He will be accompanied at the awards ceremony by Mike and Kathy O’Connor who nominated him in the first case.

Lots of people (85+) have left comments on his nomination page, so go and show your support and gratitude too on that page. (comments are now closed)

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Regional Report 986 3rd November 2009

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Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 986 from Millstreet on November 3rd. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the vary best on this wintery Tuesday morning

On behalf of our community this morning, I want to convey our heartiest congratulations to our own Seán Radley on being shortlisted down to the last 30 in the All Ireland Volunteering Awards, sponsored by Specsavers. He is to travel to Dublin on Thursday for the final, which will be held at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham. And we wish him the very best of Millstreet luck. Michael and Kathy O’Connor, who nominated him in the first pace, will go along with him on the day.

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Millstreet Matters – 29 Oct 09

Millstreet Matters this week in the Corkman newspaper concentrates on a number of items that have already been mentioned on this site already: the Fancy Dress Ball this Friday night in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, the recent Pony Show in the Green Glens, the church restoration, the GAA draw, and the Paddy McCarthy Commemoration.

Kilcorney & Rathcoole notes for this week are also available to read.

Sausage & Pudding Winners 2009

The Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland - Links to Home Page Millstreet had two winners at the recent Sausage & Pudding Championships with O’Leary’s Family Butchers in the Square winning a Gold medal in the Traditional Sausage section, and O’Brien’s Craft Butcher from Minor Row winning a Silver Medal also in the Traditional Sausage. They had previously been successful in the regional competitions (Southern Region) which qualified them for the finals. All the medals won are detailed below. The Corkman also had an article on their successes:

Well known Jerry Pat O’Leary recently won a National Award at Craft Butchers Sausage & Pudding competition at the RDS in Dublin.

He demonstrated that the very important attribute of consistency forms part of his reputation for quality, by hitting the top spot at the award ceremony. Having given a strong performance at regional level with three gold medals, Mr O’Leary’s produce was recognised and awarded by the presiding judges.

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Regional Report 985 – 27 Oct 09

by Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 985 from Millstreet on October 27th.’09.

Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet, windy, but mild calm Tuesday morning.

The Pony Show which is held every year at the Green Glens for charity, was again a great success on Friday Saturday and Sunday last. Entries were away up on former years, and competitions didn’t finish on Sunday night until well after mid-night. Many of the horse-owners expressing their disappointment that there was no Summer Show here this year. But please God we will see a return again in 2010.

Next feature at the Green Glens will be the popular Self Build exhibition which will be on the second weekend of November.

Over ten of our strapping people took part in the Dublin City Marathon over the weekend. Well done to them.

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