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]
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
THE enthusiastic Millstreet Tidy Town Association delved into an analysis of its 2009 submission that earned a rewarding nine mark increase in the national competition. Jumping from 275 to 284 points it follows a 53 mark increase over the previous six years.
The positive reaction from the Tidy Towns adjudicator together with a number of exciting developments in the pipeline augurs well for the future. Some eighty five towns and villages entered the tidy towns within County Cork, Millstreet maintaining its high ranking position.
The positive feedback from the Adjudicator gives a dedicated Millstreet Tidy Towns Association the impetus to continue with a series of projects to enhance the town’s image…
The article can be read in the Millstreet Matters column on the Corkman newspaper this week which also contains other news from Millstreet
Following a lot of work on the ground which saw miles of roads being built and ground works being put in place the first of the wind turbines have now arrived on the site of the new Boggeragh Mountain wind farm development.
Over the coming weeks these wind turbines will be erected on their bases with the help of one of the largest cranes in use in Ireland at the moment.
The 57mw project when complete will be Ireland’s largest stand alone wind farm. The project at a cost in excess of €100 million will be able to generate enough power to supply the electricity needs of 30,000 Irish householders annually.
Wonderfully colourful preparations at Presentation N.S., Millstreet for next Sunday’s All Ireland Football Final between Cork and Kerry in Croke Park. RTÉ came to film a sequence for “Up for the Match” (Saturday 9:30pm on RTÉ1 ) while Cork and Kerry newspaper photographers visited the school on Wednesday, 16th Sept. 2009. Meanwhile Seán Murphy and Margaret Pierce got to hold the real Sam Maguire Cup in Dunmanway last Friday night at the opening of the Sam Maguire Annual Festival. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )
The Corkman notes this week that at the recent County Council Meeting, councillors, at the behest of their constituents, were requesting pedestrian crossings in Millstreet and Boherbue, for greater public safety. However, senior county official Mr Weir, along with Newmarket based engineer Mort Ahern, explained that a pedestrian crossing costs €10,000 — which the council did not have to give.
With county council income having taken a nosedive this year, senior official Aidan Weir admitted that even paying their own — reduced — staff was proving a challenge.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 979 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this glorious, sunny, warm, Tuesday morning.
The Lotto Results. As you know I had no lotto results last week because due to the passing of John Cronin, the draw was deferred to Tuesday night. It was held at the Mal Passo Bar. There was no winner and the jackpot raised to €13,600.
So here are the full results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at
Councilor Noel Buckley last week was asking county council officials to reduce the rents for our Museum and our Pipe Band who both have rooms in the Carnegie Hall. Apparently the rent for these rooms is €6,500 each per year which seems like an exorbitant amount for local groups that have given so much to the community for such a long time.
It would be a great relief to both organisations to have that burden off their backs. The move was thankfully supported by other councilors from the Kanturk region. But why this was not sought in the last few years when it would more than likely have been granted remains a mystery. update 9 Oct: Found out that the increase was only upped from a nominal fee once they had been moved out of the Carnegie Hall for the year because of refurbishments.
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.
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.