Death Notice: Tom Enright, Newcastle West

The death has occurred of Tom ENRIGHT of Rathcahill East, Strand, Newcastle West, Limerick
Reposing in Reidy’s Funeral Home, Newcastle West on Monday from 6pm with removal at 8pm to the Church of the Visitation, Monagea. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11am with burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Aware.

Death Notice: Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe (Neil Healy), Drishane

Tomorrow (Sunday) night his Funeral will arrive from Dublin directly to the Church no time as yet announced (8:15pm). His Funeral Mass, as Gaeilge, will take place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Monday, 1st March at 11.00 a.m., and after that he will be taken to the crematorium in Ringaskiddy.

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe – he was such a gentleman and one who really began the Twinning concept – Seán

Millstreet Matters – 25 Feb 2010

PRIZES don’t come any bigger than national titles and Millstreet had reason to be jubilant on their All Ireland Scór na nOg triumph in Athlone on Saturday night.

Taking outright honours at instrumental music, team members Donal Linehan, Alanna Barry, Kelly Murphy, James Linehan and Cian Dennehy didn’t just live up to expectation with their performance but exceeded it with a spectacular flourish and enjoyed by the capacity attendance.

The column has much more on the All Ireland win, the forthcoming Horse Fair, Scór na bPaistí, Senior Scór, new Pilates Classes and a number of other items.

Click here to see the full Millstreet Matters column from the Corkman

March Horse Fair next Sunday

Horse Fair in Millstreet. March 2005The March Horse fair is with us again this Sunday February 28th. So be warned and expect to get stuck through town, and not be able to get parking either!

from the Corkman:

Millstreet will come to a standstill on Sunday for its Annual Spring Horse Fair. Despite the passage of time with modern trends surfacing, the hosting has lost none of its crowd pulling appeal for patrons young and old drawn from all over the province.

Millstreet Horse Fair maintains its glamour as a social occasion and an outlet to renew acquaintances with friends. Crowds and attractions have steadily risen over recent years with reservations expressed by gardaí and the local authority to growing difficulties.

A number of restrictions will again be put in place with the aim of providing safety measures that will alleviate potential accidents and reduce traffic chaos that had become a growing hinderance not only on fair day but also on the previous days.

Sure, we’d miss it if it wasn’t on!

RTE Player goes Worldwide

RTÉ Player International Range of programmes available This article is aimed at those that are out of Ireland (and there are more and more of ye these days) .

RTÉ Player which for the last six months has allowed viewing of TV programs online for three weeks after they have been aired on TV, but which was limited to Ireland, has now gone worldwide. So, if you’re in London, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong or Milan, you will be able to catch up with what is happening back in Ireland.

On millstreet.ie in the past it has been frustrating to point to a video on RTE, but those abroad have not been able to see it. Hopefully this now solves most of those problems

Obviously due to copyright issues it will not show foreign produced programmes, but will show most of the home produced programmes.

And, also new is the 24 hour online RTE News and current affairs channel.

Regional Report 1001 23rd February 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir, and welcome to news report 1,001 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and very calm Tuesday morning, with the little birds still begging for food outside the kitchen window and it has just started to snow.

Re Community Council Awards. Special Award will be presented to the Sisters of the Divine Jesus(Drishane Nuns) in recognition of the great work that they have done over the years both in Ireland in many countries abroad. Sponson Noel C Duggan & Family.

Our heartiest congratulations go out this week to our brilliant Scór na nÓg, Instrumental Music team who won the All-Ireland Final in Athlone on Saturday night. Boherbue coming joint first in set-dancing and 2nd in the Question time. A grand home-coming reception was laid on for them in the town on Monday night, finishing up at the GAA Hall where many tributes were paid to them, and to all concerned to them.

Duhallow finals of Scór na Paistí will be held at the Edel Quinn Hall this Sunday.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1001 23rd February 2010”

Death Notice: Phil McCarthy

MCCARTHY (Dublin and Millstreet) February 22, 2010. Peacefully at St. Vincents Hospital Dublin, Philomina (Phil) eldest daughter of the late Denis and Elizabeth McCarthy, Pound Hill. Sadly missed by Brendan, sisters Maureen, and Theresa, brother Denis, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephew and grandnieces, cousins relatives and friends, May she Rest in Peace. Her family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, consultants and staff of St Vincents Hospital for the excellent care and kindness shown to Phil over the years. Reposing at the Patrick Massey Funeral Home the Coombe, removal this Wednesday evening to Church of the Holy Cross Dundrum arriving 5 o’clock Funeral tomorrow (Thursday) after 10 o’c Mass to Shanganagh Cemetery

from the Irish Times Death Notices

Firesale of Council Houses

Fairfield Rise, Millstreet, Co. Cork - Click to view photosThe Corkman has run an article again this week  on how Cork County Council is flogging a number of council houses in the North Cork Area, three of which are in Millstreet.

FIFTY-ONE NEW houses in estates throughout North Cork, owned by Cork County Council but unpurchased under the Affordable Housing Scheme, have been put up for sale on the open market. In a clear sign of the times, the council is being forced to sell the houses for “whatever the market will offer for them”. Ten of the house are in Bweeng, three in Millstreet, two in Castlelyons, 11 in Rathcormac, 10 in Mitchelstown, one in Kilworth, six in Glanworth, two in Charleville and six in Kanturk.

Read the full article on the Corkman’s website

DART – Duhallow Rural Transport

Duhallow Rural Area Transport (DART) provides an invaluable service to people living in rural areas in Duhallow to access basic amenities such as health clinics, pension, shopping.

Fares are as follow: Free for Travel Pass Holders. Adults: €3.50 up to 5 Miles, €6.00 thereafter, Students €2.50 return, Children ages 10 and over €2.00 return, Children ages 5-10 €1.00 accompanied by adult, children under 5 free accompanied by adult.
Special Trips and Outings: Special Trips and outings organised by your local community such as Bingo, Swimming, Matches, Social Outings during the day or night, out of school and summer camp activities etc. can be organised through DART where quotations are provided on request. Indicative subsidies are available from the HSE to Senior Citizens Groups. For further details please contact DART at 029-60648.

In the near future, IRD Duhallow will have the timetable on their website, but for the moment the latest timetables are listed below.

update (May 2010): IRD Duhallow have put the DART  timetables on their website for everyone to read.

[read more …] “DART – Duhallow Rural Transport”

U21 Football Championship Tonight 8pm

Millstreet play Kanturk in Millstreet Town Park tonight under lights at 8pm in the U21 Football Championship. (Note this is a change of venue as it was scheduled previously for Kiskeim)

From this weeks Corkman:

The appealing clash of Kanturk and Millstreet takes place in Millstreet on Friday night where both sides will look to emerging talent as future development. Kanturk fell to Newmarket in the last two campaigns but victory in the divisional JAFC will instil confidence in a side built around county players Lorcan McLoughlin and Aidan Walsh.

Millstreet look to promising talent that emerged at minor level, fronted by Mark Ellis and Darren Sheehan though though they will lack the experience of their opponents.

Result: Millstreet won by the solitary point 1-8 to 0-10 in what was said to be a superb match and a really good display by the Millstreet lads. Will try to get a write up for this in the next few days.

Other results in the U21 Football Championship were Newmarket 0-9 Boherbue 0-7; Kiskeam 2-4 Dromtarriffe 0-9; Knocknagree 1-8 Cullen 0-10; Lyre 3-7 Kilbrin 0-6.

Eily broadcasts her 1,000th report

A LADY at the heart and soul of all current affairs in Millstreet celebrated a very important milestone in her career on Tuesday as regional reporter for C103 Radio Station when she visited the studio in Mallow and read report No 1,000 live on air.

Eily Buckley was warmly welcomed by presenters Patricia Messenger and John Paul McNamara, who she speaks to regularly in her weekly link up with the station. Eily’s colleagues from LTV2 local television Sean Radley and cameraman William Fitzgerald were also on hand to record this historic occasion.

The regional reports, broadcast weekly from several locations around the county, are a vital link for listeners, and people like Eily are invaluable, said presenter Patricia Messenger.

Read the rest of this front page article  on the Corkman this week!

Millstreet Matters 18th Feb 2010

Ballydaly is a community that holds a strong identity and sense to its name. Through its many organisations down through the years, Ballydaly has maintained and developed the area as a vibrant community.

Behind Ballydaly’s vibrancy is its Community Hall — that’s the hub centre to local life. And when the Hall reached its 50th Anniversary, friends and associates convened to honour the special occasion.

Through Chairman Tom O’Sullivan and Secretary Ritchie O’Connor, the Hall remains in active use and splendidly kept. The foresight to Ballydaly Hall surfaced on the endeavours of a committee coming together to construct a meeting place.

[read more …] “Millstreet Matters 18th Feb 2010”

Regional Report 1,000 16th February 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1,000 from Millstreet.

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

This is Shrove Tuesday, so we can all stuff ourselves with those lovely pancakes, before we give up some of our favourite things for the six weeks of Lent  which starts to-morrow with Ash Wednesday. And it’s a day of  Fast and Abstinance. Holy Ashes will be distributed  at  Millstreet Church at Masses at 10am and 7pm. In Cullen at 7.30 and Ballydaly at 8pm. Trocaire Boxes are available at the end of the church.

As this is the milestone 1,000th edition of the Millstreet Regional Report, it would be nice if everyone left a nice comment in appreciation of Eily and all those involved over the years in producing the report week-in-week-out. Click here to leave a comment

[read more …] “Regional Report 1,000 16th February 2010”

SuperValu in attempted ATM Ram-Raid

The top story on today’s Evening Echo: about a jeep which was driven into the front door of SuperValu in an attempt to steal the ATM at 5am this morning (click on the photo for a more readable version)

above is from the Evening Echo
below is from the Irish Examiner
and also in the Corkman

[read more …] “SuperValu in attempted ATM Ram-Raid”

Regional Report 999 9th February 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 999 from Millsteet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on the second Tuesday of February.

The Monthly Meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Youth Centre tonight starting at 8.30. All members please attend. The Community Council Awards Social will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday March 12th.

A note here from our clergy to say a million thanks to all those who supported their recent church door collection in aid of Haiti which amounted to just under €8,000. The money will be forwarded to Trócaire, without delay.

[read more …] “Regional Report 999 9th February 2010”

Millstreet Matters: 4 Feb 2010

MILLSTREET Taekwon Do confirmed their growing status on a run of success at the Munster championships hosted in Tralee.

Set up 15 years ago, Millstreet is a well established club with many students training under Master Dalton with over 10 years.

Master Don Dalton as the Club Instructor is one of Ireland’s best known martial artists and is the driving force behind one of the country’s largest organisations, the Irish United Taekwon Do Federation (IUTF)

More on Tae Kwon Do and all on the other news on the Corkman

Death Notice: Kitty O’Sullivan

The death has occurred on Wednesday, February 03, 2010 of Kathleen (Kitty) O’SULLIVAN, (née Daly) of 19 O’Neill Crowley Terrace, Mitchelstown, Cork and formerly of Millstreet.
Reposing at O’Brien’s Funeral Home, Mitchelstown on Saturday evening from 6pm to 8pm, with removal to Mitchelstown Parish Church. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Concern for jobs in Cadbury’s

http://www.blisstree.com/chocolatebytes/files/2008/09/cadbury.jpgThere is concern for the jobs in the chocolate crumb producing plant in Rathmore, as the implications of Kraft’s $13 billion takeover of Cadburys come into focus. It appears that Kraft want to strip away any excess cost, which could see the end of the Cadbury plants in Ireland. There are a number of Millstreet people who work in the factory.

The below story appears in the Irish Examiner 4-Feb-2010

—— The Story ———–
Workers at the Cadbury plant in Rathmore, still do not know if the takeover of the company by US food giant Kraft will affect their jobs.
Last year, SIPTU agreed to rationalisation proposals resulting in the loss of 28 jobs in Rathmore. The plant now has a workforce of around 80.

Cadbury Ireland Ltd employs almost 1,600 people, including 1,100 at its plant in Coolock, Dublin, and the remainder at plants in Tallaght, west Dublin, and Rathmore.

Chocolate crumb, a basic ingredient of Cadbury’s internationally known chocolate bars, is produced in Rathmore and …….. (see the Irish examiner for the full story)

K&L Top Transport Company in Ireland

A MILLSTREET company will represent Ireland at the upcoming 2010 European Transport Company of the year awards in Amsterdam.

The awards are considered the Oscars of the transport and logistics industry with companies from across Europe competing.

K&L Deliveries, which is a Kerry member of TPN (The Pallet Network), has been in operation since 1986 when MD Gordon O’Keeffe and his wife Breda started off their business with two trucks. Now the company operates from a 60,000 square foot warehouse and have more than 35 trucks on the road.

Read the full article on the Corkman website

Fireball in the Sky before 6pm tonight

http://election.ie/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/meteor.pngListening to Matt Cooper on his Last Word radio show on TodayFM this evening, he said that he had just got a text saying that someone had just seen a huge light in the sky over Millstreet moving north east towards Kanturk. He thought it was a hoax at first, but then they started getting loads of texts from all around the country. It looks like it was a large meteorite, hundreds of times bigger than your normal shooting star. Here’s a video of the meteorite on youTube.

“Looked like a firework at first, kinda green, but far too big. Then it seemed to disappear for a split second, the reappeared looking more orange/yellow” – boards.ie

Did anyone have to good fortune to see it? I didn’t. Let us know if you did.

Update March 2010: Looks like the videos have been removed from YouTube sorry 🙁 … but here’s another one where David Moore of Astronomy Ireland talks about the meteor

also covered on RTE news

Death Notice: Eileen Byrne (neé O’Sullivan)

The death has occurred on Tuesday, February 02, 2010 of Eileen BYRNE of The Burrow, Hacketstown, Co. Carlow, and formerly of Killowen Millstreet
Reposing at McGuill’s Funeral Home, Bennekerry from 6pm this Tuesday evening. Removal tomorrow, Wednesday evening, at 6pm to St Brigid’s Church, Hacketstown for Reception Prayers at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 11am. Burial afterwards in Hacketstown Cemetery.

Death Notice: Joan Horgan, Kilmeedy

The death has occurred on Monday, February 01, 2010 of Joan Horgan, (née O’Driscoll) of Kilmeedy, Millstreet. Late of Clondrohid. Rosary this Tuesday evening at 9pm in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal tomorrow, Wednesday, at 8.30pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Regional Report 998 2nd February 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is Mhuire Diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News Report 998 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this the second day of Spring February 2nd Candlemus Day, the day when candles are blessed for use on our alters during the year and donations accepted to cover their cost.

Last week members of our Tidy Towns Association, buried a capsule at the Wild-Life Plot in the Clara Road  and it will not be opened for 50 years. It contains over 40  various items. Some children from our National Schools were present for the ceremony, and when it will be opened again in 2060, they will be able to say that they were there on the day it was put down.

[read more …] “Regional Report 998 2nd February 2010”

Millstreet 2009 Review: October November December

In the final installment of his four-part series John Tarrant charts 2009 in Millstreet from October to December

OCTOBER:

LTV community television returns on air. Harvest Mass celebrated in Cullen. Living Scenes project involving second level students and older adults is underway in Millstreet Community School. Millstreet Library hosts childrens book festival. Millstreet stages 27th National Dairy Show on its return to the spacious Green Glens Complex

Ballydaly celebrates 80th Anniversary of the blessing and opening of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. A Mass for Junior Certificate Students celebrated by Fr. Declan O’Connor

Millstreet Pipe Band maintains a busy schedule of events and a hectic programme continues, the Millstreet bastions of piped music lead a victory parade for the newly crowned vounty hurling champions Newtownshandrum.

Read the Full article on the Corkman website

Millstreet Matters: 28 Jan 2010

News from the Millstreet area from the Corkman this week deals with the Cullen weigh in which starts in Cullen tonight (Feb 1st), Scór na nÓg, an upcoming book launch and sporting matters.

AN invitation of getting fit or slimming down and at the same time supporting a worthy charity is sure to win appeal amongst the public from next week.

One of North Cork’s most progressive organisations, ‘Cullen and District Special Needs Association’ are gearing up for volunteers across the Duhallow Region and further afield to burn up the calories from its annual weigh-in that commences on Monday, February 1, in Cullen Community Centre at 8pm.

Read the full article on the Corkman’s website.