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

by

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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Death Notice: Patricia Calhoun (née O’Sullivan), Florida & Millstreet

CALHOUN, Patricia (O’Sullivan), 87, died suddenly on April 2, 2009 in Clearwater. She was born May 19, 1921 in Millstreet County Cork, Ireland. In 1939 she moved to London, England where she was drafted as a telephone operator in the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. It was there that she met her husband, James who was serving in the United States 8th Air Force. They were married in Thetford, England on April 11, 1945. As a war bride, she emigrated to the United States aboard the Andrea Doria eventually settling in Ashland, WI. She became a United States citizen on May 4, 1951 and lived in many parts of Wisconsin including Fond du Lac, Eau Claire and Superior. She moved to Clearwater in 1981 and was a member of St. Brendan’s Women’s Guild and the Island Estates Civic Association. She is survived by her husband of 64 year and her four children. Brian (Jeanne) of Jacksonville, Sean of Concord, CA, Garry (Deborah) of New Brighton MN and Colleen (George Harig Jr.), Oakland, CA. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, David Calhoun, Daniel Calhoun, Paige Calhoun, Chloe Harig and one great-grand-child, Phoenix Calhoun. A gathering of friends will take place at Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 1 pm followed by internment at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. A future memorial service will be scheduled when the entire family can be together. Hubbell Funeral Home www.hubbellfuneralhome. [legacy]

 

Death Notice: Bridget E. McCoy, Florida

McCOY Bridget E. McCoy (Née O’Sullivan), 85, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2009. She was born on January 12, 1924 in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland, to James O’Sullivan and Noreen O’Connor. She served in the RAF during WWII as a Nurse where she met and cared for her future husband of 58 years, SGM James S. McCoy. After the War, she accompanied her husband to the US in 1945 where they began their family. She is survived by one son, CW4 James S. McCoy (Linda), and predeceased by one daughter, Sharon Nagy. Bridget has three grand- children, Michelle, Marsha, and Brian, and two great grandchildren, Kennady and Karsyn. The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 P.M. in the Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Chapel on Friday, April 10, 2009. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 10, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Riverside Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home 7242 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32205. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 9, 2009 [legacy]

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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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Millstreet Matters Oct-22-09

Millstreet Matters in this weeks Corkman focuses on the Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show which has started this morning in the Green Glens, the request by the Parish Pastoral Council as to what times the people want the masses changed to, the Fancy Dress Charity Ball which is on tonight in the Wallis Arms Hotel, and more…
There’s also a long article on the late Peg Dennehy of Kilcorney and how she helped the local community through her life.

Make the most of Millstreet Country Park

deer.jpg (13188 bytes)With Millstreet Country Park’s season almost at a close, why not make the most of the crisp autumn weather and discover the many hidden gems at Millstreet Country Park.

Lots of entertainment for the whole family this October Bank Holiday Weekend – walking trails, gardens, archaeological sites, safari buggy tour, children’s outdoor activities, shuffleboard, wildlife and much more. Millstreet Country Park is ideal for cycling too – so why not bring your bike!

This is part of an article that appears in in the Corkman Newspaper this week.

Regional Report 984

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 984 from Millstreet. Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this Tuesday morning, the last one on October and its rather wintery.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were ,11, 21, 27, 32 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to  Cathryn O Callaghan, Drishane View, the seller was Mairead Daly and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to The O’Donovan Family, West End, €20 each to T. Bolton, Cullen, Eva Murphy, Old Coach Rd, Killian O’Riordan, Ballydaly, Patrick Coleman, Tanyard Wood. DJ Kelleher, Tullig, K O’Mahony and Kevin Hickey, Kilmeedy, Joan McDonnell, Rathcoole, & Nora Fleming, Dromahane. Jackpot for next week €14,800 the draw at the MalPasso Bar on Sunday night.

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Rent Increase for Museum and Pipe Band slashed

The newly revamped Carnegie Hall
The newly revamped Carnegie Hall

Last weeks Corkman newspaper reported on Cork County Council backing down from a huge 10,000% rent increase for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Pipe Band in the newly refurbished Carnegie Hall. The article can be read here, but below is an extract:

THERE was a slice of very welcome news” at the Kanturk Area meeting this week when senior official Aidan Weir said that Millstreet Pipe Band and the Millstreet Museum could remain in situ at the revamped Carnegie Hall for a “nominal rent”.

At a previous meeting in September, Cllr Noel Buckley (FG) lamented an increase being put on both voluntary organisations and said the rental asking price of €6,400 was just not a reality.

Despite Mr Weir dishing out bagloads of disappointing news to councillors who wanted potholes fixed and lighting put in place, he was able to deliver a slice of very welcome news.

He said he met with other officials and it was unanimously decided that both groups do Trojan work in their community and they would now only have to pay a nominal rent.

“At last, some good news,” said the chairman of Kanturk Area Meeting Cllr Noel Buckley.

Regional Report 982a

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 982 from Millstreet.

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

Fr Sean Tucker’s lovely book: The Famed Hill of Clara, has arrived at Wordsworth Bookshop. And is a must for anyone connected with Millstreet.  And a lovely read. It will be officially launched at the Aubane Social Club on Sunday October 25 at 8pm.

The National Dairy Show will be held at the Green Glens Arena this Saturday October  17th. All under one roof.  Restaurant will be up and running. And there’s always plenty of Parking. A great day is guaranteed.

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New sewage system raises a stink

LEGAL notices are to be served on some residents at West End in Millstreet who have not paid a connection fee to a new sewerage system which was put in place by Cork County Council at a cost of €25,000.

While the council has had the new system installed, and has had connections brought up to the houses, residents must privately pay for a plumber to connect them to the new system, says the council.

The old sewerage system, which is at the back of the row of houses at West End, is over 100 years old.

At Kanturk Area Meeting on Monday, Cllr Noel Buckley (FG) said that “bad odour” has been emitting from the old sewerage system for the past two weeks. He described it as a “major problem at West End”.

Read the full article is in this weeks Corkman newspaper

Buy a Brick and Help the Church Restoration

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The Millstreet Parish Church Restoration Appeal are seeking a positive show of support from those at home and abroad towards their ‘Buy-A-Brick’ campaign.

Through the project, it’s hoped to raise a substantial amount towards the church renovation fund. St Patrick’s Church is regarded as one of the finest buildings within the Diocese of Kerry. No major maintenance work has been undertaken since the 1930’s and as a result, time and elements have taken their inevitable toll on the fabric of the building.

The church project commenced in April 2008, the work focusing on the exterior and concentrating on long needed repairs. Amongst the detailed project, the church was completely re-slated and all flashings replaced. All walls were re-plastered and the stone work re-pointed while stained glasses required full restoration and protective storm glazing.

The above is part of an article on this weeks Corkman newspaper.

This site carried an article on the “Buy a Brick” appeal some weeks ago and can be read here.

Regional Report 982

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 982 from Millstreet

http://www.irishfoodawards.com/files/Blas2-nodate-sm.jpgFondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very wet and foggy  but mild, Tuesday morning.

Our heartiest congratulations go out this morning to Eleanor Leahy, of Nibbles Restaurant, West End, Millstreet on winning a Gold Medal at the  Final of the National Irish Food Awards competition entitled, Blas na h’Éireann which was held in Dingle last week. Eleanor’s entry was in the “Puddings and Desserts” section and her winning dish was a Pear and Almond Tart. We’ll be all in for a taste! Well done  Eleanor.

Our Tidy Towns Committee traveled to the Rochestown Park Hotel last week where they received a cheque and plaque, for coming third in their section in the anti-litter competition. Well done to all.

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Millstreet Ambulance

The Corkman this week carries a story about the ambulancesambulance_small in the North Cork region.

THE entire Duhallow region was left without an ambulance on Saturday last, after the Millstreet service was requested to attend calls in Cork city while the Kanturk unit was called to respond to at least three calls in Mallow.
This is according to a source close to the ambulance service in North who added that this repeated ‘haphazard’ attitude to what should be “a ready to go rapid response emergency unit” will ultimately lead to a person dying because of lack of staff.

Word on the ground a few months ago was that our ambulance were one of the first called into Cork City when they have a shortage in the City, leaving us without an ambulance if there was an emergency.This is definitely not an ideal position to find ourselves in, but that’s just the way the system works whether we like it or not!

Click this link to read the full story on the Corkman.

Millstreet Matters 1-Oct-09

John Tarrant has a round up of all the news from Millstreet in his Millstreet Matters column that appears on the Corkman newspaper this week. These include Set Dancing restarting in Aubane for the winter, The Juvenile GAAs Annual Perpetual Cup Competitions, the Living Scenes project, LTV2 back on the air, amongst lots of other articles. Follow the links to read the full article.

Read the news from Kilcorney too in their own column.

Regional Report 981

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Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report number 981 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely calm seasonal  Tuesday  morning.

Please be reminded, that all notes for Clara News are due in to the Editor by this Friday October 2nd. Next issue will be in the shops on October 18th.

Million congratulations to the Cork Ladies Football team, and all connected with them, on making it a five–in-a-row on Sunday in Croke Park. It was such an exciting match, and could go either way up to the closing minutes. But the then the hunger of the Corkonians came to the fore, they were blind to everything except the goal-mouth, and sealed their victory at the last minute. And to think that only two weeks ago this bunch of beautiful young women, also won the All-Ireland camogie final at the same venue. I hope they get the recognition, and the esteem that they deserve. Congratulations to them again. They did us proud and we are justly Proud of them.

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U21 Hurlers defeat Meelin in First Round

Last Saturday 20th, our U21 hurlers beat by Meelin well by 1-13 to 0-2 in the first round of the Duhallow U21A Hurling Championship. They play Newmarket  Sunday 27th (tomorrow) at 5:30pm.

Update (1/Oct/09) The write up below on the match appeared on the Corkman newspaper.

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Regional Report 980

by Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 980 from Millstreet.

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

Oh dear, should I be depressed, disillusioned, have a feeling of hopelessness, another defeat, to Kerry. But after having a little moan, one can only admire them because we all know that they will rise up and get ready for the fray again next year.

In the meantime lets look at the girls. Two weeks ago, their Cork Camogie team won the All Ireland, in Croke Park, and their football team are putting the final preparations for a similar level next Sunday.

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