Regional report 978


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 978 from Millstreet.

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

I don’t have the lotto results for you this morning. Sadly one of our esteemed members John Cronin passed away over the weekend and as a mark of respect the draw was not held on Sunday night. Instead it will be held at the Mal Passo Bar at nine to-night. Meanwhile the gentle John of 61 years of age will be laid to rest following  the 1pm Requim Mass at our local church today.

Guards of honour drawn from the various local voluntary bodies that he worked with over the years, lined the route from Tarrants funeral home last evening, and will again to-day from the church to his last resting place, in St Mary’s cemetery, which is within close proximity of his family home at Priests Cross. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife Breda, daughter Elaine, son Alan and all their extended family. Ar dheis De, go raibh a anam dilis.

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Court not returning to Carnegie Hall

The newly revamped Carnegie Hall
The newly revamped Carnegie Hall

In a sign of the world we live in, it seems that the court services have no plans to return to the newly refurbished Carnegie Hall where it has sat for the last 100 years. It had planned to return after refurbishment work which continued over the last year was complete, but it now seems that that is not the case, as they blamed the “current economic climate”. Unfortunately that seems to be excuse that most are using these days, because it is too easy to get away with.

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Regional Report 977


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 977 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this the First day of September.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 2,5, 7,23

And the Jackpot as not won. €100 went to June Pomeroy, she was also the seller and got €50 sellers prize.€50 went to Emma Coleman, €20 each to Mary Crowley, Dromagh, Elleen Sheehan, Wallis Arms, Maura Cronin ,MainSt, Derry Curtin, Drishane Rd, Ciara & Breda c/o Tarrants, Ml O Connell Castleisland, Juli c/o the Shop Ballydaly, and Connie O Sullivan, Rylane. Jackpot for next week €13,400 the draw at the MalPaso on Sunday night.

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Belgian ambassador to unveil water feature

New water feature at the Millstreet Country Park

“A spectacular new water feature will be uneveiled at Millstreet Country Park on Sunday with Belgian Ambassador to Ireland Mr Robert Devriese performing the official duties.

The showpiece is a replica of the original Mont des Arts, built in the central square of Brussels in the early years of the 20th century.

The showcase square was created for the Universal Exposition held in the city in 1910. It featured a Park and a monumental staircase with cascading waterfalls descending the gentle slope from the Place Royal down to Emperor Boulevard”

Read the full article as well as other Millstreet news here: (print edition 27th August 2009)
Millstreet Matters by John Tarrant appears in the Corkman Newspaper every week.

Regional Report 976


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 976 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this bright ‘n sunny Tuesday morning.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Sunday  night. Numbers drawn were 7, 12, 16, 25, and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Helen Murphy, Killarney Rd, the seller was her brother Pat and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Dan Crowley, Mnr Row, €20 each to Con. O Connor, Rathrue, Mary and Jenny Corkery, Ballydaly, Tom O Sullivan, Ballydaly, Kate Dennehy, Dromahoe, Julia Mary O Sullivan, Fairfield Rise, John FitzGerald, Minor Row, Mike Healy Clara Rd. and Andrew Buckley c/o Marie Twomey. Jackpot for next week €13,200 , the draw at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. [read more …] “Regional Report 976”

Millstreet Butcher heading to Haiti on Aid trip

Millstreet butcher Jerry Pat O’Leary is amongst 250 people planning to travel to Haiti in October to start work on up to 5,000 houses. HAVEN (Hope, Aid, Vision, Education and New Life) was established in late 2008 by Leslie Buckley, one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs and businessmen. Its vision is to tackle poverty and improve the quality of life of impoverished people in Haiti ravaged by hurricanes …

Read the full article here: (print edition 20th August 2009)
Millstreet Matters by John Tarrant appears in the Corkman Newspaper every week.

Regional Report 975

Regional Report 975.


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 975 from Millstreet.

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

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 3, 8,11, 26 … and the jackpot was not won. €100 went to Kevin O’Connor, Rathrue, the seller was  Reens Pharmacy. They got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Tadgh Collins, Dooneen. €20 each to Cissy Kelleher, Aubane, Cliona Coughlan, Killarney, Mary Gahan, Minor Row, Margaret O Callaghan,Clara Rd. Patsy Corcoran, Pound Hill, Breda Broderick, Clara Rd, Joe Moynihan, Killarney, and Mary Corcoran, Cullen. Jackpot for next, the magic figure of €13,000 . The draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.

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Community Hears of Mallow Hospital Fears

Millstreet Matters with John Tarrant

Thursday August 13 2009

Millstreet Community Council convened a special meeting where Dr Pat Casey spoke on the present state of affairs at Mallow Hospital.
The hospital is held in very high regard by our community and recent cut-backs by the Health Board have left many people worried about its future.
Dr Casey gave an in-depth account of the situation and while he said that we have an assurance that it will not be closed some vital services could be discontinued. And people are asked to remain vigilant in the face of ….

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Millstreet Matters is  column on local Millstreet news and appears on the Corkman newspaper every week

Regional report 974 by Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde & welcome to news report 974 from Millstreet .
Fondest greetings dear listeners & I wish you all the very best on this lovely, sunny Tuesday morning.

Don’t take too much notice of me this morning, since we met last I’ve gotten a beautiful new great-grandson , by  Karen & Ken Stanley,on Tuesday, & we also had the wedding of my dear granddaughter Elaine Buckley, of the “Cutting It“ Hair Salon, Kanturk to Timmy O’Connor, Gurrane. On Saturday I’m sure you won’t mind if I wish them every happiness & God’s blessing for the future. And I want to say a million thanks to all the people who came to celebrate with us & wish our family members the best of luck for the future. [read more …] “Regional report 974 by Eily Buckley”

Regional Report 973 by Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 973 from Mllstreet.

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

There was a great buzz in the town at the weekend with many people home on holidays and others visiting the area. But the Clara Inn was a hive of music, food and good companionship for the retirement party in honour of Davy Twomey, His employer John Buckley , and his co-workers from the building industry as well as family friends and neighbours, gathered to wish the popular Davy many years of well deserved and happy retirement.

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Tour of Ireland 2009 is Coming!

On Saturday August 22nd at approx 1:20pm, one hundred and twenty of the worlds best cyclists will pass through Millstreet in Stage 2 of the Tour if Ireland. The cyclists will be coming from Rylane, over Mushera, into Millstreet, out on a loop over Curragh mountain, back to Millstreet, and on to Killarney.

The leading rides are seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong who brings his Astana team to Ireland for the first time, and six times Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish (Columbia – HTC), who won three stages here last year, and an amazing six stages in this years Tour de France.

Of course roads will be closed for some short time, but hopefully lots of people will come out and cheer on the cyclists, like previous times the race passed through, when it was known as the Nissan Classic.

Millstreet & Around June 2009

Millstreet & Around June 2009

By John F. Kelleher

Millstreet & District Farmers Calf Sale In Aid of St Patrick’s Church Restoration Project

The fundraising venture by Millstreet farmers has beaten the recessionary doom and gloom to donate €24,331 towards their Church Restoration Project.

On Saturday 14th March the Millstreet and district farmers Calf sale in aid of the Millstreet Restoration Fund reached its conclusion with close to hundred calves sold at Macroom Mart

The Proceeds from the sale goes towards the St Patrick’s Church Millstreet Church Restoration Project that’s currently in the height of a major €3 million development. The concept spurred from the Aubane Farm Discussion Group and farmers felt it was the ideal opportunity for those in Millstreet and the surrounding district to support the cause. On Saturday night 23rd April at Millstreet GAA Hall the proceeds from the Calf sale were handed over to the Church Restoration Committee.

Chairman John Twomey “thanked the farmers and those who supported the venture. He also thanked his excellent committee”.

“The additional support of Cork Marts and the Millstreet Parish Restoration Committee ensured everybody was 100 per cent behind our efforts”, he said.

Five collection points allowed calves to be collected at Cloughoula, Ballydaly, Cullen, Aubane and Millstreet and transported by local hauliers to Cork Co-op Mart in Macroom.

“We were delighted to be associated with a task that will be recalled and perhaps repeated again”, said Macroom Mart representative Tim McSweeney.

Richie O’Connor presented a cheque for €24,331 to Millstreet Parish Priest Canon Declan O’Connor. Denny Lane Chairman of the Church Restoration Committee also expressed his thanks to everyone who was part of the Calf Sale and he said they would welcome any other fundraising ideas. Canon Declan O’Connor also spoke on the work that has already been done on the church and he also expressed his thanks to everyone who supported the venture and to the committee who organised the Calf Sale. “A marvelous amount of money has been collected from this venture” Jerry Buckley from the Church Restoration Committee gave an account of the work that has been done on church to date.

Young boxers show their fighting spirit

TWO young Millstreet boxers gave it their all in a terrific campaign of fantastic endeavour only to be denied All-Ireland glory in the National Juvenile Championships. Both Seán Óg O’Connor and Eric Barrett are in their debutant season with Rylane Boxing Club and came close to securing outright honours. Seán Óg began his quest in the Boys 1 33kg grade on comprehensive wins over Jack Daly (Riverstown) and Patrick McDonough(Leeside) to capture county accolade.

And the momentum was maintained in the Munster campaign, Seán Óg to the fore in a marvellous provincial final against Patrick Doyle from Clonmel.

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Death Notice: Fr.Jack Roche, Carriganima

Fr. Jack Roche CarriganimaThe death has occurred on Monday 22nd September 2008 of Fr. Jack Roche, Carriganima, Cork. Columban Fathers, late of Korea and Bweeng. Reposing at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet today, Wednesday evening, from 5.30pm with removal at 8pm to St. John’s Church, Carriganima. Concelebrated Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 2pm in St. Columban’s, Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath, followed by burial in the Community Cemetery. Family flowers only, please.

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Train Station Award

The Twelve Counties Railtour MkII at Millstreet Train Station. Picture: (c) Finbarr O'Neill

At the 16th annual Waterford Crystal-sponsored Iarnród Éireann Best Station Awards (2008)  [1], held in Croke Park recently, Millstreet Train Station has been awarded second place in the Intercity Halts Category.

It is a credit to those that work there that it is so well kept.

Mallow won the Best Major Station, Kent Station (Cork) received a conservation award, and Fota won the most improved unmanned station, while the best overall station went to Greystones (Wicklow). [read more …] “Train Station Award”

Aubane December Notes

Marriage:Congratulations to Dermot Golden Tullig & Mairead Byrne Wicklow who were married recently.


We extend our deepest sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently David Murphy Curraraigue, Magaret Murphy Watergrashill and Ted Corkery Shinnagh, Rathmore.

Ar dheis De go a raibh a namam dillis [read more …] “Aubane December Notes”

Kilcorney Calling


Welcome to Kilcorney calling which will take a look at the life and times of Kilcorney and it’s people. We hope that over time the news and stories on this page will give people from Kilcorney at home or around the world the chance to read and see the many and varied activities that take place in our Community. A word of thanks to all at for giving us space on their website. If you have any ideas or views on this page why not give a call on

As we go into the new year lets take a few minutes to look back at the year that was in Kilcorney. The year began with the children of 5th Class of our National School preparing for their trip to Spain. The trip in conjunction with the Schola Project took place at Easter and was a wonderful experience for all concerned.

Minister of State Bat O Keeffe came to Kilcorney to turn the first sod on a new Sheltered Housing Development. The builders then moved in and the development is now in an advanced stage. This project will cost over 1 million euro with further plans for the forthcoming year. Cork County Council undertook a major upgrade of all local roads and later in the year a major upgrade of the village itself. The village got a new lighting system, new footpaths, and the carpark was tarred and lined. The overall cost of this was well in advance of half a million Euro.

Kilcorney has now been approved under the Clar Project for a set of solar power flashing lights for the village. These will cost over 10,000 Euro.

Work has also been completed on the driveway to the Church and around the church itself bringing it in line with the village itself. This work was undertaken by the Parish.

The last Sunday in May saw the annual fundraiser for the local river developments. This group over the past number of years have sat down river walks and leisure amenities and as the year came to an end news came through of a further allocation of 25,000 Euro from IRD Duhallow so we can expect to see even more improvements in the year ahead.

June saw the Annual Kilcorney Feis which is now almost 100 years old. The Feis is now being run by the Kilcorney Community Council with the help of the local National School.

June also saw the pupils of our National School get their holidays and by the time they came back in September and by the time they came back in September there were 2 new teachers on board. We wish best of luck to Christine O Shea and Noreen Nagle and we warmly welcome to our community Con Meade and Mairead Roche.

In August another major fundraiser took place at Moll Carthys Bridge this time to raise money for Rathcoole Lady Emma Harte who was fundraising for the Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Later in the month on a fine Friday Night mass was celebrated in our local graveyard a time to remember and to pray for all those people who have worked so hard down through the years to make Kilcorney what it is today.

In September the Community Council embarked on a major redevelopment of our Local Community Gym. This gym has been one of the great success stories over the past few years and with the financial backing of IRD Duhalllow has now been updated with new equipment and new shower rooms.

Later in the year the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of the Local Pioneer Association was marked with a Mass and a reception afterwards in the Community Centre. This was a very special occasion for a group of people who received Gold Pins marking 50 years unbroken membership of the Pioneer Association and also those people who received their Silver Pins marking their 25 years of unbroken membership.

Recipients of Gold Pins were Margaret Twomey, Michael O Callaghan, Joan Twomey, Ita Sexton, Michael Twomey, Paddy Leader, Christine Kelleher, Shiela Cremin, Timothy A Lane, Andrew Cremin, Bridie Cremin, Mary Linehan, Joan Tarrant, Catherine Buckley, Hannah Sheehan, John O Sullivan and Peggy Horgan.

Recipients of Silver Pins were Mary Curtin, Eileen Buckley, Hannah Mary O Riordan, John Buckley, Tim Buckley, Denis C O Sullivan, Marion Buckley, Delores Burke, Pat Golden, Martina Golden, Ned Tarrant, Majella O Donovan, Elizabeth O Connell and Sheila O Sullivan.

The Community Council AGM also saw major changes with long time servants Mary Cotter and Peg Dennehy stepping aside but however their vast experience will not be lost to the community as they have taken up positions with the Sheltered Housing Association.

As you can see from above it has been the year of “the spend in Kilcorney”. Our thanks go to all the state, semi-state, and local bodies for all the work and money that they have put into Kilcorney over the past year.

The end of the year is also a time of sadness for many families who have lost loved ones over the past year and our prayer is that those families will find comfort and peace in 2006.

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An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern stops in Millstreet

bertie2 by Fionn2006.An Taoiseach Berti Ahern passed through town this evening about 4:30pm on his way between party functions in Macroom and Kanturk. He was greeted in the square by Fianna Fáil party members, and the general public. He had a brief word with some of the locals, a quick interview with LTV2, shook everyones hand, but was swiftly on the road again, because he was running late for his kanturk function.

His stop is only seven weeks after Enda Kenny visited Millstreet where he visited the school. He was also doing some pre-election campaigning around Cork North-West.

Maybe it’s the first time in a while where the political powers that be actually think that we’re important to them. It’s probably because the constituency lines for Cork North-West have been changed for the upcoming elections, and it’s rearing up to be a real dogfight.

Broadband Transmitter On Clara

As most will know by now, a new broadband mast is being placed on top of Clara Mountain, with new ESB cables running up the side of the mountain. Below is a progression of our efforts to find out what was going on, and to try to ensure that the development is . (newest stuff at the top, oldest at the bottom).
Tuesday 3rd October 2006
And so it is done. Today, the poles are being erected on Clara as I write this. A few minutes ago, I caught a glimpse of them on the horizon just by pure chance. We were not informed by anyone, nor did permaNet get back to us on their promised letter to the ESB. For better or for worse it is being done now, but we must still answer a few questions

* Local governance. Have we any control over what happpens in our own area, our environment, or is it all controlled by people that have nothing to do with the area.
* Society in general. Do we care about the future or is it all about ‘mé féin’?
* Did permaNet work with the community? Were they honest with their actions? Should we lend them our support?
* Was this all just a storm in a teacup? or were the concerns justifiable?

They are up now for better or for worse, so send a comment to xxxxxx on how you feel about what has happened. (Happy/sad/don’t care). Or you may prefer to leave a comment at the the new Millstreet blog
Tuesday 26th September
We’ve been having a lot of emails in the last few days, which we’ve been putting on the discussion board. Some interesting points were raised about the fires on the Clara that happen every few years, and how they would bring down poles and expose naked live wires …. and also maybe some issues with the Irish Aviation Authority.
And at last today, we received our first email in favour of the proposed work, which also brought the human cost of the project into view. We are happy to get some sense of balance on the argument, but your voice will never be heard unless you leave a comment.
Wedensday 20th September
Spoke to a guy from PermaNet on the phone today and I must say that he was very helpful with outlining their current position. Here are the main points I gathered:

* IRD Duhallow invited them to provide a wireless broadband service for the Millstreet and surrounding areas.
* In their view (and ours too) Clara is the best location for this as it has panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
* They have looked at different ways at getting power to the the top of Clara, from:
o A generator, which really would be unfeasable because of the terrain.
o Burying lines in a trench carrying electricity to the top
o ESB poles to the top.
* The landowners in question had been contacted about the poles and ESB lines and were happy. (This conflicts with the entry below from Tuesday 19th.)
* The ESB work will consist of eleven poles in total. He said that they are not large pylons that are to be erected, but regular timber ESB poles.
* He also stressed that it is not a large mast that is being erected, but a small aeriel 2m high, with two antennae. (This was pointed out previously on Monday’s post)
* They have been waiting for approximately 6-9 months for the ESB to get back to them on the work. This has been the reason it has not been put up earlier in the year.
* The number of people interested in the service at the moment is small. (But this obviously has the potential to grow in outlying areas where aDSL does not reach).
* Since the ESB will not deal with us, and only with their clients, he said he will contact them stating the misgivings of locals towards the poles and lines, and will thhus inform us on their response.

Since this is not a large (and probably not very lucrative) project for them at the moment, he said that it would be very easy for them to walk away from the project, if public opinion was against them. This is not what we are looking for at all because we of all people know that the service is needed. But as is stated below, it’s all about doing the right thing.
So we have the option of poles and broadband, or no poles and no broadband. Contact us at xxxxxxx
Tuesday 19th September
We attended the Millstreet Community Council meeting tonight and were informed by those present of the current situation (outlined below). General agreement was that the overhead ESB lines and poles would not be positive on the mountainside, and that it would be a very simple solution just to bury the lines underground.

It also transpired from the meeting that the ESB were up on the mountain today surveying and measuring for pricing. Not very encouraging. Also, some of the landowners on Clara were also contacted, and they seemed to know nothing about the development, which is surprising too.

Monday 18th September
At last, some information
After hearing the initial news last Thursday of the new mast and ESB poles all the way to the top of the mountain, we have been trying to get more information from permaNet and the ESB about what they would be erecting on Clara.
The ESB were very unforthcoming with information, and said that they would only give information to their clients. PermaNet were more willing to give information and the following description is from them. [It was previously stated here that PermaNet were unforthcoming with information with information, which we regret was incorrect due mostly to pooor communication on our part]

They intend placing a mast on top of the bunker (or a hut) which is placed at the top of the mountain back behind the cross. It will be 2m high mast with 2 antennae coming from this mast.
Also to deliver electricity to the top of the mountain, there will be standard ESB poles running up the side of the mountain, to the very top from a farm at the top of Kilmeedy.

It is felt that this is a minor development, and while the service is need for outlying area’s of Millstreet which cannot get broadband through the phone line. Still, we would like to have seen the cables buried, but there is probably not a lot we can do because the ESB can pretty much put up poles and cables wherever they like as long as it’s considered ‘safe’.

This whole scenario leaves us with a few thoughts which probably need to be answered:

* The infrastructure described above was able to proceed without ever applying for planning permission. Why is this so?

* Few knew about this until last week except a few people with vested interests …. until it was passed on in idle conversation. Surely this was wrong.

* The ESB were very unforthcoming with information, as normal. Should they be allowed to ride roughshod over us all the time.

* Now that there will be electricity at the top of Clara, does it not seem likely that it’s now ideal to place further masts up there because of its panoramic views of the surrounding countryside

All in the name of progress. makes you think.

Anyway, there is a community council meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) night in the Wallis Arms. We will go along and express our views on the situation, and see what can be done from there.

Does anyone have any suggestions of how we should proceed?

People are not happy!
Friday 14th September
We have recieved a number of emails with negative feelings towards the mast and ESB lines/poles.

On the permaNet website they state :- “permaNET is working with community groups in these locations to expedite the availability of broadband in their area”. They had a meeting for the general public i think just after christmas 9 months ago, and we all signed forms with names and email addresses etc. We heard no more from them.

The problem is that we need service for the outlying areas of Millstreet because they can’t get aDSL, but we could without scarring the countryside. How hard could it be to bury cables? It all sounds like NIMBYism, but it’s not. It’s about doing what’s right first time around.

Alas, precedent would tell us that the ESB can do whatever they like. has a very long article this. (it only gets interesting about half way down when they start talking about what the ESB can get away with)

Thursday 14th September
Important News Flash
We have just learned the disturbing news that there is a broadband mast to go up on top of Clara Mountain. Also, a cable suspended on poles is to be placed all the way up the side of the mountain. While the broadband company want the cables to be buried….the ESB, who are doing the work, are refusing to bury the cables and insist that the cable will have to be put on poles. Work has not yet started, but will start so in a week or two. We are not sure that anyone in town knows that this is happening. Both the ESB and PermaNet are being very quiet about all this, and we feel that all this is going on behind the backs of the community.
I’m not sure if we can do anything about the mast at this stage, but for such a scenic place these cables should be buried, and now is the time to have it done, rather than wait until they are up on poles.
So we are now looking at another area to be plastered with ESB poles, and masts. Just go back to west Kerry and see how bad things are. We know that Clara is very important to a lot of people in town, and will be upset by this development. So please spread the word and let people know whats happening, and contact your local councilor or TD before it is too late, or contact us at xxxxxxxxxxxx
[this first appeared on the front page of]
View from Clara

Regional report 837 8th August 2006

Can be heard on every Tuesday at 10.30a.m. (Irish time).

Regional report 837

Tuesday, 8th August  2006

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 837 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Autumn Morning.

Here  are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. The jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Paddy Roche, Drishane Rd, the seller was Donal Guiney, and he got €50 sellers prize,

€50 went to Mgt. Murphy, Clara. €20 each to Denis Mc Sweeney, Coolikerane, Sean Lawlor, Dooneen, Matt O Connor, Station Rd, Sinead Corkery, c/o Corkerys Bar, Paddy O Callaghan, c/o Mary Lane, Liz Mc Aulliffe Annagloor. Breda Broderick, Clara Rd, Jerry O Sullivan c/o The Bridge Bar. Jackpot for next week €1,800 the draw at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night.

Last week I mentioned that a bunch of house keys had been found  on the Drishane Rd , thanks to the power of local radio,  the owner made contact right away and was very glad to get them back.

The Fundraising Music Fest and BBQ in aid of LTV2 was a resounding success at Carriginma on Sunday. Light rain in the early part of the day caused a bit of concern, but we needn’t have worried, soon it cleared away and the crowds came out in large numbers to support us. It would be impossible for me, in the time allowed, to list all the people who helped to make it the great success that it was, and in case I’d leave anyone out I’ll have to refrain from mentioning  names .

Everybody’s contribution was needed and appreciated.  They know who they are and each can take a bow , The great thing was that as well as supporting LTV2, the people enjoyed themselves. They enjoyed the food and the meeting with other people from 3 in the afternoon till closing time.

Needless  to say Cork’s win over Waterford was well monitored and the cheers that went up at the final whistle drowned out everything else for that moment. Many thanks to one and all

The development  of the O’Sullivan  Bearra Way is making news again. And the contract for the signposting etc is gone out to tender. All those who agree to let it pass through their lands will be covered by the special insurance policy, and the farmer or land owner is indemnified. And as all routes nationwide are closed for one day every year, there is no danger of a right of way being created. The arrangement can be cancelled or changed at any time, as  the landowner or farmer sees fit.

Details of the insurance policy are to be sent on in the near future and they will be accessible through our website.

A fond Cead Mile Failte to all those who are holidaying in our area at the moment. Full information can be got from the friendly staff at our tourist office in the Carnegie Hall.

The Summer Horse Show will run from August 16 to 20 inclusive. If you have a house to let for self-catering  or rooms available for B&B ,please contact the Green Glens 70800 or the Museum 70844.

A gala surprise party was held in Carriginma on Friday night in honour of Con Twomey, his lovely wife Joan & Family in honour of their recent fundraising efforts in aid of Marymount Hospise. Which amounted to in excess of €21,000, well done to them all.

The Aubane social club will hold their outing to Sherkin Island on Saturday next August 12th. leaving Aubane at 9.30 am. Contact 087 2140976 or any member.

Free bus going to Knock Aug 12th. Leaving Cullen at 6.45 am. Millstreet at 7 & Banteer at 7.20am Contact 029 56269.

And contact the same number about the free bus going to Rochestown  for the Padre Pio Ceremonies on August 13th . Leaving Cullen at 12noon, arriving in Millstreet at 12.10 & Banteer 12.30

Bus going to Achill Aug 26th return Aug 27th

Free childrens playground in our town Park opened everyday.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde.

Jeremiah A. O’Leary

Automotive mechanic

GREENVILLE – Jeremiah A. O’Leary, 66, of Greenwood Lake died suddenly at his home on Jan. 8, 2006.

He was born in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland, on Dec. 8, 1939, son of the late Jeremiah and Ellen (Buckley) O’Leary.

Jeremiah was an automotive mechanic employed by Manhattan Ford in New York City.

He was a member of the UAW in Manhattan.

He was a loving husband and father.

Surviving are his wife, Ann O’Leary of Greenwood Lake; his daughter, Ellen O’Leary of Middletown; two sisters, Kitty O’Leary of Ireland and Noreen O’Connor of Greenville, three brothers, Donnie O’Leary, William O’Leary and his wife Mary, and James O’Leary and his wife, Kathlene, all of Ireland; 16 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Greenville.

Friends may call the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

January 11, 2006

Pets Corner

Photos are at the bottom

Tabby befriending the Garden Gnome

Deer in Millstreet Country Park

Filmed by the crew of LTV2 for transmission during the next season.

Millstreet Country Park


The little hen lays green eggs (rare) and six little
chicks hatched. They are a lovely lavender colour.


Chelsea was born on the 15th March 2005.
It was the first day of Cheltemham, naming her Chelsea was suitable to the occasion.
She was born to the 12year old Jessie.
Chelsea is Jessie’s first foal.


This swan moved in at the lake, Drishane Castle on Christmas Eve. She befriended the staff and residents of the Castle. They became very fond of her and named her Sasperilla.

Mary Cahill, Tullig pictured with Sasperilla

If you own an unusual pet or animal and would like to share a story please contact us.

Kilcorney Notes for the Clara News – June 2003


Cloyne Pilgrimage-

Cloyne Pilgrimage- A coach, taking pilgrims from Banteer Parish left the locality on Sunday morning last to join the largely attended Pilgrimage from Diocese of Cloyne at Knock Shrine. There were several other pilgrimages at the shrine also on the day. The Cloyne Pilgrimage was led by Bishop John Magee, who was Chief Celebrant at the Concelebrated Mass and was joined by several Priests from Cloyne Diocese and others, throughout the country. The weather was mild and pleasant and most enjoyable. The local group were back home about 11. P.M.


Holy Communion- Eleven children from Derrinagree National School received their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Presentation of Mary, Derrinagree recently. Mass was Celebrated by Fr. Sean Hanafin, who congratulated the children and complimented their parents and teachers. First Communicants were- Damien Buckley, Denise O’Riordan, James Murphy, Garoid O’Farrell, T.J. O’Keeffe, Darren O’Connor, Susan Guerin, Sean O’Callaghan, Kevin McSweeney, Sean Pigott and Rachel O’Brien.

First Communion- On Saturday last, children from Rathcoole and Dromagh National Schools received their first Holy Communion in St. John’s Church, Dromtariffe. Mass was Celebrated by Fr. Sean Hanafin, P.P. He congratulated the children and said he hoped that memories of this day will stay with them and strengthen them in the days ahead. He also paid tribute to their parents and teachers for their help in preparing the children for this day. He thanked the choir and organist- Hannah M. Tarrant and soloist- Ann Marie O’Riordan for enhancing the Celebration. First Communicants are-

Dromagh- Stephen Corbett, Diarmuid Keane, John Ed. Kiely, Tony O’Flynn and Becky Murphy.

Rathcoole- Siobhan Buckley, Anna Byrnes, Avril Dunlea, Rachel Keller-Sexton, Maura Murphy, Muireann O’Keeffe, Rachel O’Keeffe, Kathleen O’Leary, Sheila O’Riordan. Jason Collins, Luke Dennehy, Dan Drake, Danny Mullane, Conor O’Donoghue and Shane O’Riordan.

Macra Success- Congratulations to Neil Moylan, Banteer Macra Club in winning an All-Ireland title in Dublin City Talent competition in Solo-Instrumental section. Neil, who is son of Connie and Kathleen Moylan, Sally’s Cross, Kanturk, won the title at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on May 5th. last., playing the Piano, with his rendering of- The Green Fields of France and Promise Me. Neil defeated the three other finalists in the competition, with Michael Potterton from Athboy, Co. Meath, taking runner-up place, while playing The Button Accordion. Well done to Banteer Macra Club.

Wedding Bells- The Marriage took place in St. John’s Church, Dromagh of Kathleen O’Keeffe, Dromalour, Kanturk and Michael Breen, Kanturk. Fr. Sean Hanafin, P.P. Dromtariffe Officiated. The bride was attended by her sisters- Gobnait and Marie O’Keeffe, sisters of the Bride. Bestmen were Pat & Gerard Breen, brothers of the groom. The reception was held at Springfort Hall, Mallow and the honeymoon was spent in South Africa.

Wedding Bells. The Marriage took place at St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney of Anne Desmond, daughter of Michael and Mary Desmond, Glenlea and Timmie O’Keeffe, son of Billy and Winifred O’Keeffe, Keale, Derrinagree. Fr. John Ryan, C.C. Kilcorney Officiated. Assistant Celebrant was Fr. Sean Hanafin, P.P. Dromtariffe. The bride was attended by her sister- Nora O’Keeffe and by Jayne Desmond and Yvonne Brosnan. The Best man was- Laurence O’Keeffe, brother of the Groom and groomsman was Gerald McCarthy. Flower-girls were- Susan O’Keeffe and Emma O’Keeffe and page-boys were- James Desmond and Daniel Desmond. The reception was held at Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney and the honeymoon was spent in Crete.


Mass at Grotto- The Annual May Mass was Celebrated at Rathcoole Grotto on May 1st. and was Celebrated by Fr. Sean Hanafin. Dromtariffe. In his homily, he thanked all who had prepared the Grotto and surrounds and praised the congregation for their continued devotion to Our Lady and said it was always a wonderful part of the faith of the Irish people. He also thanked the school and Parish Choirs and Organist- Hannah. M. Tarrant for their wonderful contribution to the occasion. Despite the inclement weather on the day, the evening remained dry and mild for this annual occasion. During the month of May, the Rosary will be recited at the Grotto every evening at 8. P.M. and everybody is welcome.

Pilgrimage-On Apr.27th. A coach full of pilgrims travelled from Banteer, through Kanturk, Newmarket and Freemount to take part in the International Pilgrimage at Knock, in honour of Our Lady of all Nations. There was a huge attendance present and many had to endure the rain and high winds on the day, as the large Basilica there could only hold a portion of the large congregation present. The local group left about 7.A.M. and returned home about 11.P.M.

Wedding Bells- The Marriage took place in Cullen Church of Damien

Byrnes, youngest son of Michael and Catherine Byrnes, Knockcahill,

Rathcoole and Dolores Moynihan, daughter of Tony and Eileen Moynihan,

Moynihan, Coalpits, Cullen. Fr. Padraig Kennelly. C.C. Castleisland.

Assistant Celebrant – Fr. Thomas Gaine (friend of the family) The

bride was attended by her sisters- Gillian Kenny, (matron of Honour) and

Marcella Moynihan and (friend) Karen Kelly and by Mary O’Gorman

(sister of the Groom). Bestman was- Michael Bynes (brother of the groom)

Groomsmen were- Dominic and Martin Byrnes, (brothers of the Groom and

Kevin Murphy- (friend). Flower-girls were- Marie and Kate O’Gorman-

(nieces of the groom) and page-boy was Daniel Moynihan, (nephew of the

bride.) The Church-music was provided by The Forde Family, Millstreet

and the reception was held at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglanton.

Pilgrimage to Knock. Dromtariffe Pilgrimage to Knock shrine was held on

Sunday- May 19th. The group left at 7.A.M. and returned about 10.P.M.

They had stop-over at Kilcolgan, Co. Galway for meals and refreshments on

Both journeys. The weather held dry and mild for the occasion.

The untimely death occurred recently of Jerome Kiely, Curraraigue and it brought great grief to his family and community. He was a popular young man in the locality and was an active farmer, mainly sheep-farming.

He was a keen bowling follower and was no mean bowler himself, taking part in many local scores and representing the club both at home and throughout Mid-Cork.

The removal took place from McCarthy funeral home to St.Fursey’s Church and following funeral Mass, the burial took place in Banteer cemetery. He’s deeply regretted by his mother- Kathleen, the Kiely and McSweeney families. Also his aunts, uncles, grand-aunt and a wide circle of relatives and friends. R.I.P.


A.G.M.- The A.G.M. of Kilcorney Community Council was held in the community and was well attended. Chairman- Donie Howard welcomed the attendance and spoke of the many achievements of the past year, in particular, the outstanding success of the Kilcorney community Gymnasium. He thanked everyone, who helped to achieve such success especially the group of hard-working people, who helped to build and prepare the gymnasium. He also hoped that further success would be achieved in the years to come.

He paid special tribute to Marion Buckley, Millstreet, who has helped to compile the accounts of the community and produce balance sheet for their Annual General Meetings over the past twenty-one years. He said she had rendered a great service to this community and her work was much appreciated.

Secretary- Pat Golden gave a comprehensive report of all the activities at the centre over the past year and said it was the busiest year, since the hall was built. The treasurer’s report showed a healthy balance and it was adopted and signed. There were individual reports from all the nine groups, using the centre at the moment.

Donal Howard then chaired the election of officers, as he had decided to take a break from duties for a while. Committee elected were- President- Pat Sheehan, Chairman- Pat Golden, Vice-Chairman – Danny Sheehan. Hon. Sec.- Neil O’Shea, Treasurers- Mary Cotter & Peg Dennehy, P.R.O.- Donie Howard. Before the meeting ended, a vote of sympathy was extended to the families of Jerome Kiely and Michael Dennehy. Curraraigue, who had both passed to their reward in recent days. The proprietors of Bridge-Bar have long been associated with the community council and have made their premises available for fund-raising efforts on many occasions and were also very generous with sponsorship and fund-raising efforts. Sincere sympathy was extended to Breda and family on their great loss.


Death- The death took place recently in Crewe, in England of Margaret Barwick, (nee Golden , Blackrock, Kilcorney.) Margaret left Blackrock at a young age and entered he career of nursing, where she met her future husband- Dr. Colin. She always kept in regular contact with Kilcorney and always expressed the wish to be laid to rest in Kilcorney. The burial took place in the family grave after Requiem Mass in St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. She’s survived by her husband- Colin, sons- Robert, Martin, Paul and daughter- Nicola, son-in-law, grandchildren , brother sisters. R.I.P.

First Communion- On Sunday last, four boys from Kilcorney National School received their First Holy Communion in St. Nicholas’ Church,

Kilcorney. They were- Cormac Sheehan, Christopoher Sheehan, Daniel Golden and Lukas Mirtschrink.

Sincere thanks to teachers- Frank O’Connor & Christine O’Shea

And also to Fr. John Ryan for putting a very meaningful ceremony in place. Also great credit is due to the Kilcorney National School Choir for the beautiful singing. Refreshments were served afterwards in the local National School


Eucharistic Procession.- The Annual Eucharistic Procession took place in Dromtariffe on Sunday last, following the celebration of 11.A.M. Mass in St. John’s Church. The Monstrance was carried by Fr. Denis Quirke, former P.P. Dromtariffe, who was helping out with parish duties. The Procession continued from the Church to the Presbytery grounds, where the Solemn Blessing was imparted. The Rosary was recited and hymns were sung along he route. The ceremony ending with Benediction being held in the Church. The congregation was glad that the morning was dry and the weather was pleasant for the occasion.

Rosary Rally

On Saturday- June 1st. the 17th.annual All-Ireland Rosary Rally was held at Knock Shrine and as usual, a coach-full travelled from this locality and have done so, since the Rally commenced. The coach left from Cullen

village and picked up pilgrims in Ballydaly, Millstreet, Rathcoole and Banteer and was then full to capacity. Huge crowds again attended at Knock, as they have done over the years. The local group left about 6.30.A.M. and returned back to base about 11.P.M. Again, the weather obliged and the rain held off during the afternoon.


Sympathy- Sincere sympathy is extended on the death of Clare Dennehy,

Clonmoyle, Coachford. To her husband Tim, sons, daughters, extended

family and relatives. Sincere sympathy is extended from the Parishioners of

Kilcorney, Lyre and Banteer to Fr. Michael Dennehy, on the death of his

mother- Clare. Fr. Michael was former C.C. Kilcorney, before taking up

his Clerical appointment in Portsmouth Diocese. He was very friendly and

well liked by all the community and for a short-time, he obliged the

community by taking the Hon. Secretary-ship of Kilcorney Community

Council. The community wishes his well in his future Ministry.

Mass for deceased members- The Annual Mass for deceased members of Dromtariffe G.A.A. Club was Celebrated in their club-rooms at Dromahoe by Fr. Sean Hanafin, Dromtariffe and former club player- Fr. Peter Cronin, now retired P.P. Liverpool. It was the final celebration of it’s kind in the old club-house, which was opened in 1984. Future Celebrations like this will be held at the new clubrooms in Rathcoole.

Club members took part in the Celebration. Prayers for the faithful were read by Eoin Dennehy, Dominic Byrnes, Laura Cronin, Sean Collins and Dan Joe O’Keeffe. The Offertory gifts were presented by Erica O’Connell, Eugene Healy, Jessica O’Connell and Vintie Collins and Altar-servers were- Shane Murphy and Leonard Leader.

Vice-Chairman- Brendan O’Riordan- thanked both Priests and said it was fitting that Fr. Peter should be present for this final Celebration in the old club-rooms as he was a staunch member of the club, during the 1940s. He thanked all who had helped down the years and said that many of them had gone to their reward but he hoped their spirits would be with them in their new playing grounds in Rathcoole.

Community Games- Congratulations to the Millstreet district community games Question-time teams, who competed in All-Ireland Finals at Mosney, last week-end and did very well. The group included pupils from Rathcoole and Derrinagree National Schools. Well done to both teams and to the teachers and parents involved.

Mass at Grotto-

The 29th. Annual Mass was held on May 13th. at Kilcorney Grotto. The

Chief Celebrant was Fr. Sean Hanafin , P.P. Dromtariffe. He was assisted

By Fr. Liam Ryan P.P. Banteer, Fr. John Ryan, C.C. Kilcorney and also

Visiting Priest- Fr.Con. Kelleher. U.S.A. and formerly of Laught,

Rathcoole. Organist was Hannah M. Tarrant, Rathcoole and the

Kilcorney/Rathcoole choir.

Denis Lane provided the amplification. Although the weather was bad,

The rain held up during the Mass and a good crowd attended.


Sponsored walk- The ladies club held their first annual sponsored walk

on Sunday May 26th. Thankfully the weather was kind. We would like to

thank all who participated in the walk, especially the girls who came from

Millstreet and the families of the players, who also joined in. Also

A special thank-you to all who sponsored the girls.

Dromtariffe ladies football news—Summer camps- Cork ladies board are

holding their annual Summer Camp in Dromtariffe-Aug. 12th to 16th.

10.A.M to 1. P.M. Expert coaching from Cork senior trainers will be

provided as well as each girl receiving a ladies replica jersey and leather

football. Details from, all National Schools and from Sharon O’Keeffe

Phone-58306. It’s open to all; girls in Duhallow from 7-14 years.

21st. Birthday- Congratulations to Louise O’Sullivan, younger daughter of Dan and Margaret O’Sullivan, Dromahoe, Dromagh, who celebrated her 21st. birthday with a double celebration- for her family and relatives and again with her former school-friends from Boherbue Comprehensive School, who all celebrated their coming of age with a joint celebration in Boherbue. Louise is student-nurse in Cork and we wish her every success in the future of her career.


Wedding Bells- The Marriage took place in St. Fursey’s Church, Banteer of Linda Ryan, only daughter of Paddy and Juliet Ryan, Knockbrack, Banteer and John Farrissey, Dromina. Fr. Liam Ryan Banteer Officiated. Assistant celebrant- Fr. Murphy, Dromina. The bride was attended by her cousins Carmel Ryan and Juliet Moynihan and her sisters-in-law- Mary Ryan and Catherine Ryan.. Bestman was Martin Farrissey, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were- John Ryan, brother of the Bride and David Noonan & Sean McCarthy,- friends of the groom. Flower-girls- Emma Ryan,(niece of the bride) and Clodagh Farrissey, (niece of the groom). Page boys were Davin and Padraig Ryan, nephews of the groom. Ring-bearer was Sean Ryan. The reception was held at Duhallow Park Hotel.

Lyre Quiz teams- tops again.

The above communities are very proud of the performance of Lyre National School Quiz Team members, who are tops again this year and have achieved tremendous success during the past year.

They commenced by winning the G.A.A. Quiz in Boherbue before last Christmas. They entered the Credit Union School Quiz, winning the local chapters outright and finishing in third place overall in the All-Ireland final, held at R.D.S. Dublin, last April.

Their recent major success was to win first place in the regional finals of the Credit Union ‘Sammy Stamps Quiz.’ The successful team members are- Marie Murphy, Fiona O’Riordan, Anthony Leahy and Daniel Murphy. The community wishes them every success in future competitions.

Annual Mass. The Annual Mass was Celebrated at Nadd Grotto on May

22nd. and was Celebrated by Fr. Liam Ryan, P.P. Banteer. In his homily, he thanked the committee and all who helped to prepare the Shrine. There was a good attendance and the rain held up during the Celebration. Amplification was provided by Dermot McCarthy as he had done, down the years. The village and surrounds were clean and neat and looked very well for the occasion.


Thank-You- Kilcorney Community Graveyard would like to than everyone who supported their Church-gate collection. Anybody, who would still like to make a contribution can do so by contacting Fr. John Ryan, Pat Golden, Ned Thornton or Danny Sheehan.

Death- The death of Michael Dennehy, Curraraigue took place in Mallow General hospital, following a brief illness. Mickie of course, was well known as proprietor of Moll Carthy’s Bridge-bar, along with his wife- Breda and family. The family were popular, not alone to their many customers but to all who availed of the hospitality of The Bridge Bar, over the decades.

It has been home to the bowling fraternity, over several years, where their official meetings were held and where they celebrated their success and defeat. It has also been the venue for Blackwater Valley Gun Club for meetings, get-togethers and celebrations and Mickie has also supervised many a gripping card-game in these premises.

He spent many years in the employment of Kilcorney Co-Operative Creamery, where he was a diligent and well-liked member of the staff. He’ll be sorely missed by his many friends, neighbours and customers and all who had come to know him in the homely atmosphere of The Bridge Bar establishment.

The removal took place from Manley’s funeral home to St. John’s Church, Dromtariffe. Chief Celebrant at his funeral Mass was his relative-,Fr. John O’Shea. In his homily, he recalled many wonderful memories and stories relating to Mickie and his life and times. The burial took place in .Mary’s cemetery. Millstreet, May he rest in peace. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife- Breda, son – Joseph, daughter-in-law- Nora, grandchildren, sisters- Mary & Hannie, Brothers- Jerry & Maurice, nephews and n nieces, brother-in –law, sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Sympathy- Sincere sympathy is extended on the untimely death of Mary McKnight, London and formerly of 21. Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet- to her husband- Jim, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

First Communion- The children of Banteer Primary School received their

First Holy Communion on May 11th. Mass was Celebrated by Fr. Liam

Ryan in St. Fursey’s Church, Banteer. First Communicants were-

Aisling Murphy, Helen Moore, Emma Ryan, Annie Sheehan, Nicole

Murphy, Ann-Marie Twomey, Clodagh Sexton, Emer Forde, Ellen Roche,

Debbie O’Neill, Bill Healy, Brian Cullinane, Brian Kearney, James

Morrisson and Stephen Kelleher. Banteer school choir were under the

baton of teacher Mary Corbett. First Communicants were prepared their

teacher- Bernie O’Connor.

In his homily, Fr. Ryan congratulated the children and thanked the teachers

and parents for their involvement.

Death of Eileen Walsh-

The untimely death of Eileen Walsh, Blackrock, Kilcorney came as a great shock to her family, relatives and neighbours. Eileen was well-known and popular member of this community. She was a capable manager of her farm in Blackrock and was ambitious in embracing new farming methods and techniques. She was a reliable, capable and caring neighbour and was very dependable, when help was required and often rendered help behind the scenes, unknown to many.

The removal took place from Manley’s funeral home to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney and following Concelebrated Funeral Mass, the burial took place in the local cemetery. She’s deeply regretted by her sister- Sheila Collins, brother-in-law- William, nephews, nieces and many relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.


Sympathy- Sympathy is extended on the death of Fr. Dan O’Callaghan, retired P.P. Clifton Diocese, England and formerly of Banteer House, Sincere sympathy to the O’Callaghan family, Banteer House and to all his relatives and friends. R.I.P.

Sincere sympathy is extended on the death of Peggy Buckley, Dromskehy, Dromagh, who recently passed to her reward. May she rest in peace.


death- The death took place at Mallow General Hospital of Paddy Kearney, Dromagh. Removal took place from McCarthy funeral home to St John’s Church, Dromtariffe. Following funeral Mass, the burial took place in St Fursey’s cemetery, Banteer. He’s regretted by his wife- Hannah, (nee Godsil), son- Jerry, daughter-in –law- Eileen, grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

Dromtariffe I.C.A. held their A.G.M. in Dromtariffe community hall with a good attendance. Breda O’Riordan C.D.A. was present and complimented the guild o a very successful year. She also chaired the election of officers.- President- Mary O’Sullivan, V. President- Mary Downey, Hon. Sec. Patricia O’Sullivan, Assist. Sec. Mary Greaney, Treasurer- Anna Pigott, Assist. Treas. Noreen Carver, P.R.O. Kitty Collins

New Arrivals- Congratulations to the following local parents of new arrivals- Jim and Eileen O’Neill, Killetra, Dromagh on the birth of a baby-girl- Orla, to John & Margaret Hartnett, Gurrane, Dromagh on the birth of a baby-boy- Daniel Timothy and to Jimmy and Colette O’Connell, Meenskehy, Derrinagree on the birth of a baby-boy- James Anthony.


Kilcorney Feis- The 93rd.Annual Kilcorney Feis was held on May 26th. in Kilcorney centre, with a huge attendance of competitors. They had come from all over Munster and farther afield. Dancing competitions commenced at 10.30.A.M. and continued until 7.30.P,M, Other competitions continued in Kilcorney School from 1.30.P.M. The standard was high throughout and medals and trophies were well earned.

The Feis committee thanks Kilcorney Community Council for the use of the centre. They sincerely thank all the sponsors, who have contributed over the years. They are specially grateful to the group of helpers, who prepared the centre, erected the stage, helped out on the day and tidied up afterwards, without their help, the feis could not continue. As this feis has continued since 1910, it is in the interest of the local community to give it every attention, as it heads for it’s own centenary. The following are winners

Of the perpetual trophies- The Diarmuid O’Criodain memorial cup was won

By Eimear Arkins, Ruan, Co. Clare and the Aisling Cup went to Shane

O’Riordan, Rathcoole in the recitation section. In singing competitions, The

Healy Shield went to Mark Sheehan, Castletownroche and the Liam

O’Buachalla Memorial cup was won by Siobhan Moynihan Kilnamartyra for

traditional ballads. In Music competitions, the McCarthy T.V. & Elect. Cup

went to Alison O’Regan, Castledonovan, Drimaleague for tin- whistle.

There were five perpetual trophies for step-dancing- The Ann Murphy

Trophy went to Orla Horan of Rinnce na Riochta S.D. for reel- 7-9 yrs.

The Munster Joinery up won by Alison O’Regan, Cowhie-Ryan S.D. The

Kanturk Credit Union Cup for schools within the common bond was won

by Aileen Fehin, Murphy School of dancing. The Bennett memorial cup

went to Danny O’Sullivan, Cowhie-Ryan S.D. for hornpipe- and

the Jubilee shield was won by Rachel Murphy, O’Callaghan S.D. for open

reel and hornpipe.

School children from Derrinagree, Rathcoole and Banteer travelled to Cork

School Sports on June 7th. and brought several trophies, Derrinagee girls

Team of Elaine O’Connell, Chantel Cleary Lisa Kelleher and Laura Zenker

came 1st in U.14 relay and Elaine came 2nd in U.12 sprint. Their boys team

of John Crean, Cormac & Neil Galvin & Cormac O’Mahoney came 3rd. in

relay and Kevin Crowley, Cormac O’Mahoney & Ml. O’Brien also won

sprints. Banteer School children also did very well. Rathcoole brought a

record twenty-four trophies and the overall girls perpetual cup and last year

Rathcoole boys brought the overall cup. This year two boys relay teams

Came 2nd. and girls also came 2nd. in relay.

On the same day, Lyre school children had an outing to Fota Island and

despite the weather they enjoyed the day. On Thursday, Dromagh School

children travelled to Skibbereen and around West Cork. On the following

Saturday, Kilcorney older pupils also had an outing when they headed

for the Kingdom and visited Aqua-dome and Fenit.

Other school tours are presently being arranged before the holidays commence.


A long life may not be good enough

But a good life is long enough.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak

But their echoes are endless.

Lost yesterday, sometime

Between sunrise and sunset

Two golden hours

Each set with sixty diamond minutes.

No reward is offered

For they are gone forever.

In Passing – June 2003



Seán Radley


The recent project by Millstreet Tidy Town & Traders’ Associations in the promotion of flower-boxes and hanging-baskets throughout the area for the Summer is surely to be encouraged. A special arrangement has been worked out so that the boxes and baskets may be purchased at a cost of €13.00. Ivor Horton of Millstreet Traders’ Association has been accepting the completed application forms for the items. On St. Patrick’s Week Ivor placed not just one but three very fine Irish tricolours outside his Jewellery Shop at Main Street.

Extra floral displays would certainly enhance the beauty of Millstreet this Summer.


This year of 2003 is truly significantly historic. Let’s consider the numbers 400, 150, 100, 99, 70, 50, 30, 25, 21 and 10.

400 years since the O’Sullivan Beara March through Millstreet.

15th August 2003 Millstreet will recall this historic event.

150 years ago Banteer, Millstreet, Rathmore and Killarney Railway Stations came into being. This is to be officially marked by Irish Rail on Wednesday, 2nd July 2003 when a special train arrives that morning at Millstreet Station…the train will remain for some 30minutes with its many VIP’s alighting…the Pipe Band will be present…a special commemorative plaque will be unveiled…three young people will be awarded Art Competition prizes…speeches delivered and memories recalled…very especially paying tribute to the wonderful CIE/Irish Rail personnel who over the years have made our Nation Rail System so very special. Andrew Roche of Irish Rail is superbly co-ordinating Railway 150 supported by an enthusiastic Committee that meets fortnightly in Killarney. Andrew’s late aunt was wife of the late John Kelleher, Station Road.

100 years ago…1903…saw a very industrious Millstreet. Author Frank O’Connor was born that year in Cork. The wonderfully witty and superb lecturer John P. Cotter, Cork presented a splendid illustrated talk at the Carnegie Hall, Millstreet on the life and time of Frank O’Connor on Tuesday, 22nd April, thoroughly entertaining the large appreciative audience. Gifted Author, Jack Lane’s most recent publication “A Millstreet Miscellany” available locally at €10.00 gives some tremendous insights into Millstreet over the years.

99 years ago Walt Disney was born. Next year Disney-on-Ice should be really awe-inspiring following the hugely successful “Beauty and the Beast” Ice spectacular in April 2003 at Green Glens.

70 years ago John Joe Buckley of Toorbonia was born. Also receiving a Surprise Party on her 70th Birthday …Peggy Kelleher, Laught, Rathcoole. Heartfelt greetings to both very popular people.

50 years ago Millstreet Star Ballroom opened its famous doors at Church Street. Chick Smith and his Orchestra played on the first night…memories…memories! Kelly’s Furniture Centre has very gladly retained the overall look of this Ballroom of Romance both indoors and outdoors.

30 years ago..1973… Cork won the All-Ireland Football Championship having the famous four gifted players from Millstreet – John Coleman, Connie Hartnett, Humphrey Kelleher and Denis Long. In 1973 also the West End Cinema, Millstreet closed following many wonderful years of pictorial magic for Millstreet people and visitors from far beyond. “One Night of Love” starring Miss Grace Moore (we’ve a copy at the Museum) was the first film shown there in 1937. Similarly, the overall ambience of this wonderful “Theatre of Dreams” has been preserved in its change to Murphy’s Clara Furniture Centre. 1973 also saw the opening of Millstreet Community School…officially opened later by Richard Burke, T.D., Minister for Education in 1976.

25 years ago FLAME was founded. This splendid voluntary organisation was established by a wonderfully enthusiastic Committee guided very especially by the late Jerry Hickey, Pound Hill, Millstreet. It’s also 25 years since the formation of Millstreet Community Council which has achieved so much for our area in the last quarter of a century through the tremendous dedication, hard work and commitment of its members.

21 years ago the first Millstreet Parish Retreat to Ardfert took place.

Sunday, 23rd March 2003 marked the final such group Retreat to this Diocesan Haven of Peace. In future, smaller numbers in cars may wish to avail of appointed open days at the Centre. The late Peggy Twomey, the Bridge, Millstreet helped to co-ordinate the Retreat from Millstreet over many years. Margaret Moynihan and Sr. Christina have assisted in no small way for many years also.

10 years ago….15th May…Eurovision Song Contest from Millstreet’s Green Glens…a milestone in the history of Millstreet…let’s remember this unique international in a special way in 2003.


Mary Gaffney, gifted writer of Killarney Road, Millstreet whose ever popular articles appear in such famous magazines as “Ireland’s Own” and “Ireland’s Eye” shares the following very special memory with us:

“Elvis Presley was singing Wooden Heart on the car radio and I joined the children in singing along with him. We were driving, in snow, from Sligo to Cork, to collect our sixth baby and singing with Elvis gave a rest to the constant question, ”Are we nearly there” , being asked almost since we left home.

I did not know then that this was the happiest day of my life. To-morrow and the day after, and even years later, I would wonder if this was the happiest day, because other days may have been equally happy – but it was. Other happy days included collecting the five older children, visiting friends, going on picnics, days at the seaside, the joy of Christmas, but this was definitely the happiest day of my life.

Arriving at the Adoption Society a social worker placed a baby in my arms. ”This is your little son”, she said. A tiny fist grabbed my finger, hazel eyes looked trustingly at me, and I loved him for all time.

The social worker asked us our plans and we told her that, because of the snow, we would stay overnight in Cork. ”In that case I will keep the baby until morning”, she said, taking him out of my arms.

We found a B&B and the seven of us booked in. The owner, a widow, welcomed us and showed us our room. I n our excitement we told her about the baby and she was delighted for us. There was no sleep for me that night. I was overcome with a sense of loss after having held the baby in my arms and then having him taken out of them.

The excitement the next morning was even more intense as I dressed and fed the children. We could not wait to get back to the baby.

Then came the gesture we have never forgotten. As my husband went to pay for our stay the proprietor said, ”There is no charge. This is my gift to the baby”.

More than 30 years have passed since that day. Yet I am still moved to tears by the kindness of that Cork widow whose sole income was her B&B business. She even accompanied us to the Adoption Society to see the new addition to our family. Her gesture was the greatest act of kindness ever shown to us and our appreciation of it has never been dimmed by the passing of years.

On the way home I began to make plans for the next day, getting the children ready for school, preparing the meals, cleaning the house but above all, keeping the baby’s presence a secret for just one day, a day to treasure, a day to add to my ”happiest day”.

All to soon the children grew to adulthood but through all the joys and sorrows of life I continue to think of that day as the happiest of my life.

Now widowed, it seemed natural to me to up stakes, leave my native county for the first time in my life and move to the county where I had experienced the greatest act of kindness I had ever known.”


Over the years our good friend Maurice Walsh of Ickenham near London and formerly of Station Road/Dooneen, Millstreet has contributed so many very interesting historic items to Millstreet Museum for the people of Millstreet. The most recent presentation by Maurice is quite remarkable. Maurice & Eva’s son, Michael was visiting his home in Ickenham and was about to return to his Irish home when I received a phone call from Maurice indicating that he would be giving a case of historic books to Michael for delivery to Millstreet Museum. Gordon O’ Keeffe, Managing Director of K&L Deliveries very generously offered to arrange delivery (free of charge) of the full case to Millstreet when Michael would have left it at K&L’s Dublin Depot. The weight of the case was formidable as I collected it from K&L’s Millstreet H.Q. at Mount Leader. And what a treasury of fascinating books it contained (including a wonderfully rare egg-iron from Ickenham’s Kathleen Collins also). Most of the books were signed by Paddy Dillon Snr. (father of Paddy Dillon, great friend of Maurice & Eva Walsh, who now in his 90’s lives in Australia with his family). The pupils of Millstreet BNS who visited Legoland near Windsor, London, in 2001 will recall being photographed with Mauice, Eva and Paddy outside the main entrance.

Over the next few issues we’ll refer to the many different books so generously presented to the people of Millstreet through our local Museum by Maurice. The Cork and Killarney Guides of the 1915 period are most interesting while one of the most valuable books written by Eva of “the Nation” and actually signed by herself is a true gem. Originals from the time of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire – “Seadhna”, “Mo Scéal Féin”…are truly most significant acquisitions for the Museum and, of course, for the people of Millstreet. Our heartfelt thanks to all who made this presentation possible.


We thank Mary Randles, Minor Row and a Student at Millstreet Community School for alerting us to a very important forthcoming Fashion Show. Over the past six weeks the Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School have been hard at work preparing for the Idol Fashion Show. Such preparations have included deportment classes, modelling classes, make-up classes, learning routines and selecting a Committee chaired by Tara Cremin and Mark Healy. The Committee envisages a quality Fashion Experience with the proceeds going to two very worthy causes – Millstreet Community Hospital and the 2003 Special Olympics World Games. The Fashion Show Spectacular will be held at Green Glens, Millstreet on Thursday, 8th May at 2.30pm and also at 8.00pm. Tickets at €5.00 and €10.00 are on sale at Millstreet Community School (029-70087) and are also available from Transition Year Students.

We also congratulate the Community School Students whose artistic entry has reached the final of the highly prestigious Form & Fusion National Competition which will be held at Green Glens in May.


It was indeed a most memorable day for Deirdre Looney, Gortavehy when on St. Patrick’s Day 2003, a day when Millstreet Pipe Band was accorded the Best Band Award at the Killarney Parade, it was her first day, in official colourful Band uniform, to march in three parades on the day – Ballydaly, Killarney and Millstreet (twice). Our sincere congratulations to Deirdre.


RTÉ’s very famous “Céilí House” Saturday night radio programme came from Boherbue’s “Rambling House” on 5th April having been recorded there on 29th March featuring many very fine musicians and excellent Millstreet set-dancers.

Con Tarrant of Banteer was recently heard on an hour-long interview on Radio Kerry’s “Kerry Lore” series broadcast on Sunday nights between 10 and 11 o’clock. In time, this series, presented by Maurice O’Keeffe (whose uncle, Fr. James O’Keeffe once ministered in Millstreet parish) will feature a recording made in Millstreet on March Fair Day 2003.

William McSweeney, Cobh and formerly of Killarney Road, Millstreet, featured on RTÉ’s “Mooney Goes Wild on One” in a special programme on Sunday 30/3/’03 (a reversible date!) in the Bird Watch theme. William has often featured over the years with his Class of schoolchildren reporting on the great enthusiasm witnessed in Nature Study projects.

Eily Buckley has now reached Report No. 669 in her ever-popular and all-important County Sound 103FM weekly regional report. One can log on live to this superb weekly update anywhere in the world and hear Eily’s voice on (10.30am Tuesdays in Ireland – time adjustments necessary for different continents) or read the actual written report weekly on thanks to Hannelie O’Connor, Dooneen who has also placed many colourful photographs of St. Patrick’s Day parade 2003 in Millstreet on the same Millstreet website.


Over the past number of weeks many good people who have contributed greatly to Millstreet life over the years, who have uplifted the lives of many by their friendliness and whom it was a privilege to have known, have gone to their Eternal Reward – Elizabeth Hickey, Killarney Road, Millstreet; Nora Rea, Oldchapel Cross, Kilcorney; John Joe Brosnan, Meelin; Sheila Hickey, Dromsicane; Daniel O’Connor, Clonbanin; Katherine (Kit) Drake, Derrinagree; Peggy O’Sullivan, Rathduane; Patricia O’Neill (nee Kelleher, Tooreenbawn), Carrigaline; Jerome O’Keeffe, Curraraigue, Kilcorney; Joseph (Josie) O’Hanlon, East End, Rathmore; Mai O’Riordan (nee Mullane), Curraraigue; Edmond Hickey, Dooneen; Patrick Murphy, Cloghoulabeg; Victor O’Hare, Cloghoula.

May they all rest in peace.


Millstreet Museum Society was honoured to welcome John P. Cotter to Millstreet to address on Tuesday 22nd April 2003 a wonderfully appreciative large audience on the life and time of the renowned Frank O’Connor (1903-1966). It was Jim Redmond of Cork who first introduced us to John. Such was the tremendous response to his illustrated lecture that an annual lecture from John on such people as Daniel Corkery and An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire could well become a reality. The audience were also pleased to see the actual rare historic books so kindly forwarded in that famous case by Maurice Walsh.

We thank the Reardon Family, Main Street/Drishane Road for a most important Register of Burials at Drishane Cemetery from May 1933 until May 1959…to be placed within our archives. Also kindly presented (anonymously) was a Post Office Savings Book dating from 1894 until 1907 owned by Frances Enright of West End, Millstreet (Patrick’s mother). Our Museum telephone no. is 029/70844 while our e-mail address is <email>


1. We recently received a most interesting letter from Lyn Mayle in Scotland whose parents, John & Rita owned O’Leary’s Garage in Church Street, Millstreet (now the premises of Moynihan Electrical Centre). Lyn also e-mailed four historical photos including an excellent one of the Garage in the 1950’s. More about this in the next issue of “Clara News”.

2. We congratulate Abbie Moynihan, Lacca, Ballydesmond on the recent celebration of her 80th Birthday.

3. What a truly superb achievement by Michael Cremin, Cork and formerly of Flintfield, Millstreet to have recently reached the amazing climb up to the Base Camp of Mount Everest. Only very few reach this and fewer still continue to conquer Everest. Well done, Michael.

4. John O’Sullivan of Cloghoulabeg who is now an accomplished pilot with Ryanair once went to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and later presented Millstreet Museum with a stone from the summit … now treasured in the Museum Centre. Among the VIP’s John has in recent times had on his plane – many of the international soccer players and Michael O’Leary of Ryanair. He’s also been in the cockpit with the pilot who brought Pope John Paul11 to Ireland in 1979.

5. Situated directly over Fr. J. Tarrant’s confessional box in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is a very beautiful stained-glass window in honour of St. Patrick. We became aware of this through the Mass leaflet article by Mgr. M. Manning, P.P., V.G. on St.Patrick’s Day 2003.

6. An excellent article on the Spire of Dublin appears in the April issue of Intercom….kindly alerted to us by the Presentation and Drishane Sisters….more about this in our next “Clara News” issue.

7. Amongst the visitors attending John P. Cotter’s talk on Frank O’Connor were Kevin O’Byrne who had travelled from Skibbereen and renowned American Poet, Patrick Hammer, Jnr., New York who presented his annual sharing of wonderful poetry at Millstreet Library on Friday, 25th April 2003 while local poets read their own compositions. Patrick is related to Michael and Betty O’Rahilly & Family, Killarney Road, Millstreet.

8. The appearance of the friendly Easter Bunny at Millstreet Country Park featured in an excellent Richard Mills colour photograph in the front page of the “Evening Echo”of Easter Monday (21st April).

9. Sincere Congrats. to Donie and Geraldine O’Mahony, West End, Millstreet on the recent great success of “Mountleader Mate” at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee winning the final of the prestigious Donagh Hickey Motors/Mike Cronin Readymix Sweepstake.

10. Thought for reflection: The singer Donovan once said: “The softer you sing the louder you’re heard!”

– from the old Millstreet website

Regional Report – 24th June 2003

County Sound 103fm Report
Eily Buckley


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

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at reardons Bar on Sun. night. Numbers drawn were 2, 8, 22, 25, and the Jackpot was not won. € 100 went to Mary Gaffney, 5 Westside Lodge, Killarney Rd, the seller was me fein and I got € 50 sellers prize,€ 50 went to Delia Murphy, Ballydaly, € 20 each to Louise Perrie c/o Corkerys Bar, Dr. Feeley & Kathryn c/o Lals Bar. Elaine Reardon, of Reardons Bar, Seanie Cronin, Mallow, Kitty McCarthy, Aubane, Kerry OLeary. Rathmore, Sheila Linehan, Dooneen & Charles Cooper, Killarney Rd. Jackpot for next week is €  3,600 the draw at the Farmers Bar on Sunday night.

The concert in aid of the Belarusian Children’s Project which was held at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night was an outstanding success, with throngs of young people turning up to laud their idols of Your’e a Star fame, Ml. Leonard & Brian Ormond. Present on the night was that super fund- raising lady herself Nellie Healy of Kilcorney. Some months ago Nellie used her unique talent to write a beautiful song, a Song for Sasha, a special Belarusian little boy , The song is called Thru My Tears and she put it on CD. Following the launch it was played on County Sound and proved very popular. With the help of Family and friends she then went literally from door to door selling her CD and the result was that she had a cheque for the unbelievable sum of € 4,471. 95 to hand over at Sun. night’s function. In the near future Maria McCarthy, Ballydaly & and Joanne Carroll, Coolinairna will make a return visit to Belarus to replace some more Millstreet girls who are already out there. The money raised will be used wisely to make life a little easier for the children of that troubled land. Also at Sun. nights function Nellie’s daughter Jackalene and her cousins Aoife & Tracy Buckley, presented gifts of toys for the Belarusian children.

Finally Mrs. Healy asked me to thank all those who helped in any way to make her fundraising efforts the great success that it was. The CD at € 6 is still on sale.

The Celebration Day to mark the 150th anniversary of our Railways will be held on July 2nd. Please tune into Jimmy Reidy s Round the Fire program on Co. Sound on Mon. night next for an hour of wonderful songs, and stories, about the history of the railways as told by people from Rathcoole, Mst, Rathmore & Killarney.

It is hoped that a large crowd will come to our Railway on July 2nd at 1pm. where the chairperson of the Community Council will address the dignitaries on the executive train, a special plaque will be unveiled and the local winners of the art Competition will be presented with their awards. Our winners are Donal Twomey, Minor Row, Alison Buiche, St. Rd. and Caro Murphy Clara. Annmarie Buckley ,Rathcoole who is one of the overall winners will get a personal award as well as a prize for her class at school.

A few weeks ago wheelchair bound Barty Keating passed away just before his 30th birthday. Though stricken with spine bifida all his life he was a very popular figure in our community and as a mark of respect to him a sponsored walk will be held in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association& Casa ,the Caring & Sharing Association It will leave town at 11am for Kilmeedy ,Curacahil , Bealac , Ballydaly , and return to Millstreet.  The walk will be held on July 27th and sponsorship cards are available from the Malpaso Bar.

Sheila Lucey held an Ice-Cream afternoon at her home in Keale in aid of Downs Syndrome a few weeks ago and raised over

€ 2,000 she would like to say a sincere word of thanks to all who supported her venture.

Minister for Health Micheal Martin officially opened the extension to Dromagh National School and the refurbishment of the school grounds yesterday in brilliant sunshine. We wish the parents and pupils of the school many happy years in their now lovely building.

The Macroom Faith “n Light group who work with the mentally handicapped will have their annual Mass at Tubrid Well on July 5th. followed by refreshments and a social evening at the GAA Hall. All are welcome to attend the Mass.

The lovely Annmarie ORiordan will launch her CD entitled Harmony Handed Down at the Duhallow Park Hotel on Friday. night next June 27th . An evening extravaganza of music is assured. Read posters for details. Adm. € 5. Good Luck Annmarie.

A very exciting archaeological site has been unearthed at the Co. Council building site at Liscahane where the Co. are about to construct 16 three bedroomed at 6 two bedroomed houses.

An undergound cavity with flagstone covering was found and on first investigations by the archaeologists from UCC it is deemed to date back to before the time of St. Patrick. We await further news

The Children and parents of Cloghoula went on a very novel school tour on Fridaylast when they visited the Lighthouse at Dungarvan, and were lavishly entertained by Kilmeedy man John Kelleher who has the rather unusual dwelling house. They were treated to a variety of refreshment before being taken on a tour of the building from bottom to top. A child’s dream come true. And they want to say a big thank you to Johnnie for a lovely time.

Its the 24th of June and the annual Mass will be said at St Johns well to-night starting at 8.30. Be prepared to out do the midges.

Pilgrimage to Medagori Aug.3–10th All in Cost€  525 for adults € 475 for young people .Book right away. For more details contact 026 40007.

Bus going to Knock on July 24th Contact Tadg ODriscoll or Sheila Dineen Cullen.

The death has taken place in Dublin of Peggy Casey, the former Peggy O Deer. Now in her sixties she went to school here when she was young and still well known to many people here. Peggy arranged for French students to come to Ireland and over the years many of them came to Millstreet. Alas this year it didn’t happen. May she RIP.

Millstreetin Bloom Fest. in Aug .Will people who ordered Hanging baskets and window boxes please contact the Garden Centre Killarney Rd right away and arrange collection of same. Please keep our town clean and tidy

Cullen Vintage Day July 20th.

New Millstreet website address www. millstreet



(page added in August 2015 by mdc)

Obituary of Daniel Dennehy

Daniel J. Dennehy, age 74 of Yonkers, NY, died after a brief illness, Thursday, August 22, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers.

Mr. Dennehy was born March 21, 1928 in New York City, a son of the late Edward and the late Albina (Casey) Dennehy of Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland. He was a graduate of Mt. St. Michael High School, Bronx, NY and New York University in New York City. He served meritoriously in the Korean War and later worked for Zep Manufacturing for over 30 years. At the time of his illness, he was actively employed with Zep as an Area Supervisor.

He was a dedicated member of VFW Post 271, American Legion Bajart Post, Cork Association and Past President of Ancient Order of Hibernians Bronx County Board. He also served as an usher at St. Barnabas Church.

He was the dear husband of Mary “Dora” (nee McGowan) and the beloved father of Daniel E. (and Siobhan) and Mary (and Kevin) Hansen. Cherished grandfather of Ashling and Cara and loving brother of Sean, Bob and Mary. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, August 26, 2002 at 9:45 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 409 East 241st Street, Bronx. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

Calling hours for family and friends will be Saturday and Sunday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at F. RUGGIERO & SONS, Inc., 732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY.

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(added 2015-04-17 for the sake of Completeness & Genealogy)

Related to the Caseys on the Keim side of Cloghoula School?

Sean Patrick Tallon

Sean Patrick Tallon (son of Eileen Dennehy of Tullig) who died in the North Tower during 9-11Sean Patrick Tallon, 26 years old, of Yonkers, NY died bravely on September 11, 2001 in the line of duty at the North Tower of the World Trade Center as a NYC Firefighter and a U.S. Marine. Sean was born on September 27, 1974 in the Bronx to Patrick Tallon of Clane, Co. Kildare and Eileen Tallon (nee Dennehy) of Tullig, Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland. Sean attended St. Brendan’s and St. Barnabas grammer schools and Fordham Prep High School. After graduating from Iona College, he joined the U.S. Marine Reserve. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for the FDNY out of Jacobi Hospital at Battalion 20, Station 23. Sean later became a Fireman at Ladder #10 in Manhattan. He enjoyed cheering on the Mets, Rangers, Jets and Notre Dame football teams. He loved Irish music and played his favorite tunes on the button accordion. He was a sincere young man who could lighten a difficult situation with a simple humorous phrase. His strong, kind presence is very much missed by his mother, father, sister, Rosaleen and her husband, Robert DaRos. Sean will be dearly missed by his loving grandmother, Rose Tallon, in Ireland, aunts, uncles and cousins, both here in America and in Ireland and England. Sean will also be sadly missed by all of his friends. Visiting hours Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the David J. Hodder & Son Funeral Home, 899 McLean Ave. (near Kimball Ave.), Yonkers, NY Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at St. Barnabas R.C. Church 9:45 am, 409 East 241 Street, Bronx, NY. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Yonkers. []



Sean Patrick Tallon, 26, was a reservist in the United States Marine Corps, a former emergency medical technician and a probationary firefighter with Ladder Company 10 just a few weeks away from the end of his training. He was tough, but he always wondered whether he measured up. “That’s the way he was,” said his older sister, Rosaleen DaRos. “He always thought everybody else was capable, but he was just as capable.”

Take the button accordion that Mr. Tallon loved to play. He would bring out his instrument and play Irish favorites for relatives at family gatherings, with his sister on the piano accordion. But he rarely played for friends; some of them didn’t even know he could play an instrument.

When he left for work from his home in Yonkers on Sept. 11, headed for the fire station that was among the first to respond to the trade center attack, he seemed in a buoyant mood. His probationary period was almost over and a new challenge lay ahead.

“He wanted to find Mrs. Right,” Mrs. DaRos said. “That is what he said was his next mission. He said his probie year was almost finished and he wanted to start with the rest of his life. Everything was just all ready. He had just blossomed.” [New York Times, November 17, 2001]


TenHouse Bravest

“Ten House Bravest” – 9/11 Memorial which is just inside the door of Firehouse 10.  [3][4],.  Sean’s picture and plaque (below) are on the middle-right.




When aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center’s twin towers, it was New York City’s Bravest that did what they did best – head directly in to danger, in order to save lives. Firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs – side by side – as was the case so many times before.

Together with members of that city’s Finest, they made their way to the heart of the tragedy. Grabbing their gear, the firefighters began rushing into the gigantic structures to assist with their safe evacuation, while the paramedics and EMT’s began tending to the injured below.

It was while doing those jobs – in the kind of rescue that they had performed so well, so many times – that their lives were taken from us. (Taken from here)

Sean Patrick “Charger” Tallon was one of those such men. At 26, he had only a month or so left of being a “probie” (a probationary firefighter). Sean was one of the first responders, along with the other members of Ten House. Their station was right across the street from the World Trade Center. On the way up the stairs of Tower One, Sean helped a fellow firefighter that was having a heart attack, then he continued up with two more of his fellow firemen. They were trapped when Tower One collapsed.

Sean led an active and varied life. He was a Marine Corps Reservist. He also loved Irish music and playing the button accordion. He would practice for an hour or more on many evenings. The steady, easy flow of sweet hornpipes, tasty reels, and lively jigs would fill the house. [Find a Grave]


Donanee Memorial

Sean’s father was originally from Donadea, County Kildare, where the locals erected this 9-11 memorial in the Donadea Forest Park in 2003 [1][2]


Fire House 10

On Sept. 11, Ladder Company 10 and Engine Company 10, the fire units stationed closest to the World Trade Center (just 80m from the South Tower), were among the first to respond to the attack on it. By day’s end, Ladder 10 had lost two men, and three from Engine 10 were dead. All but gone, too, was 10 House, their Liberty Street firehouse. The surviving men of the two companies, devastated by the loss of their colleagues, were separated as well by the loss of their station as they were assigned to new posts. Firehouse 10 was rebuilt in the years after 9-11 and is a location of pilgrimage for people.

This firefighter from firehouse 10 was working with Sean on that day:
“… as I was approaching the front of the firehouse, I could see people cowering at our doorway, looking up with fear, I had no idea of what was going on, I assumed it was a small airplane … with that we were ready to respond out, Sean Tallon who was a probationary firefighter, he had only 11 months on the job, 27 years old, former FDNY EMT, and also a US Marine,… he was our youngesy guy working with us that day, I said Sean stay close to me, we’re going to see a lot of really bad things today, but we’re going to be alright …”

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – Memorial Wall for Sean Tallon