Regional report 1093 – 6th December 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1093 from  Millstreet.

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

A very large crowd attended the public meeting which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Thursday night to discuss the proposed changes in our ambulance services. Among those who attended were, Fr. Jack FitzGearald PP, TDs  Aine Collins and Michael Moynihan  Councillor Timmy Collins and Councillor Noel Buckley who chaired the meeting as Chairman of the Community Council. Following talks by the politicians there was a considerable input from the floor and  the bottom line was that  all the concerns of the people would be taken back to the Minister and a follow up meeting will be held in two or three weeks. [read more …] “Regional report 1093 – 6th December 2011”

Death Notice: Margaret Reen

REEN (Millstreet, Co. Cork and Knockeenduve, Killarney) – December 5, 2011 (peacefully) at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee. Margaret (Peg) in her 101st year. Dearly loved wife of the late Frank M.P.S.I. Dear mother of Eileen Murphy (Farnanes), Denis (Tralee), Annabelle O’Sullivan (Lyreaoune), Peggy Fox (Rathmore), Derry (Listowel), Frank (Millstreet) and John (Tralee) and mother-in-law to the late Con (RIP). Mammy Reen will be greatly missed by her 34 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren, her daughters-in-law Barbara, Marie, Maree and Geraldine, sons-in-law Dan and Tom, her sister Lilly O’Donoghue, sisters-in-law Marie Kerrisk and Bridie Kerrisk, nieces, nephews, nieces-in-law, nephews-in-law, relatives, special carers and many loyal friends. Reposing at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet today (Tuesday) from 5pm to 8pm. Removal to St. Patrick’s Church Milsreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1pm. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Milstreet. Family flowers only please.”Ni bheidh do leitheid ann arís”

Death Notice: Mary McCormack

The death has occurred on Thursday, December 01, 2011 of Mary McCormack of Clonakilty. Late of Umeraboy and Geneva. At her residence, 12, Ladys Cross, Clonakilty. Deeply regretted by her sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in- law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal tomorrow, Sunday, at 5pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by private cremation.

Death Notice: Elizabeth (Betty) Maher, (née Buckley)

The death has occurred on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 of Elizabeth (Betty) Maher, (née Buckley) of Ballylean, Ballon, Carlow, and formerly of Lackadota, Millstreet.
Beloved wife of Dick and loving mother of Jimmy, Margie, Dinny, Joanie and Richie. Deeply regretted by her daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brother John, sister Noreen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, kind neighbours, relatives and friends.
Rest In Peace. [read more …] “Death Notice: Elizabeth (Betty) Maher, (née Buckley)”

Rinceoirí na Luachra on Jig Gig 2011

A set of dancers from Millstreet and Kerry grouped together to perform as Rinceoirí na Luachra on the TG4’s Irish dancing programme An Jig Gig a few weeks ago. They didn’t qualify on the night, but they did put in a good performance. [read more …] “Rinceoirí na Luachra on Jig Gig 2011”

Regional Report 1092 – 29th November 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir  a cairde and welcome to news report 1092 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet Tuesday morning  following a night of high winds an heavy rains.

We were indeed deeply honoured at the weekend when the Eucharistic Bell was brought to our Church. A very large crowd turned up for the historic event and after prayers everybody was invited to come to the altar and ring the bell. We all went up knowing that we will never again get the chance again. People came from many other places to see it and we were so proud of our beautiful church all lit up for the occasion. Next morning it resumed  its journey through the highways and byways of Ireland.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1092 – 29th November 2011”

Mary O’Sullivan’s Book Launch in Cullen this Friday at 8 p.m.

Sitting by the traditional fireside Mary O'Sullivan looks forward to the official launch of her much anticipated Book this Friday, 2nd December 2011 at 8.00 p.m. in Cullen Community Centre. The book provides a fascinating insight into the changing face of Ireland over many years. We thank photographer, John Tarrant, for providing us with this superb image. (S.R.)

In the Corkman – 24th Nov 2011

The Corkman Newspaper is out every Thursday in all the local newsagents, and contains much more than just the online version

Death Notice: Michael Cronin

The death has occurred on Friday, November 25, 2011 of Michael CRONIN of Woodstock, Carrigtwohill, Cork. Formerly of Dooneen and Lackabawn, Millstreet. Peacefully, at home. Michael, beloved husband of the late Maureen (nee Butler) and dear father of Kieran, Brendan, Con, Peig, Claire, Eileen and Theresa. Deeply regretted by his loving sons, daughters, sons-in-law Harry, Pat and Des, daughters-in-law Mary and Johanne, grandchildren, great-grandchild, sister Celine, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at his home. Removal on this Monday evening at 7pm to St. Mary’s Church, Carrigtwohill. Funeral Mass on tomorrow, Tuesday, at 2pm. Burial afterwards in the local cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Aubane’s Annual Fancy Dress Occasion Realises €3,500.00 for Cope Foundation – Presentation Tonight at Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet

Martina Sheehan (on left) of Aubane Social Club presents a cheque of €3,500.00 to Caitríona Buckley of Dromtariffe Parents & Friends of Cope Foundation - the result of the recent Annual Halloween Fancy Dress Event held at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet. Special thanks was also expressed in relation to Billy, Ellen & Staff of the Wallis Arms Hotel for their supreme assistance, generosity and dedication to this annual highly praiseworthy event. Members of both voluntary organisations as well as Billy Sheahan of the Wallis Arms are included in our photograph. (S.R.)

Joanne Launches Millstreet’s Christmas Festive Lights

Joanne O'Riordan with Marley the dog at Millstreet's Christmas Tree official Lighting launch on 26/11/2011 bringing true festive magic to our town and parish. Having recently received a prestigious award and having just starred in Millstreet Community School Drama Presentation it was Joanne who was given the honour of turning on the magnificent lights on our Christmas Tree in the Square, Millstreet. We also recorded the cheerful occasion for LTV2 Millstreet. (S.R.)

Death Notice: Pat Mullane, Priests Cross

The death has occurred on Thursday, November 24, 2011 of Pat Mullane, Priests Cross, Millstreet. Rosary tonight (Thursday) at 9pm in Tarrant’s Funeral Home. Removal tomorrow Friday night at 9pm to St. Patricks Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass Saturday, at 12.30pm. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. [read more …] “Death Notice: Pat Mullane, Priests Cross”

Telling the time without a watch

In this audio clip which appeared on recently, the late Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly, recalls that it was possible to tell the time in the country side without looking at a watch, by looking at where the sun shone on the mountain, and by the noises from farmers and animals all around.

[read more …] “Telling the time without a watch”

Brilliant Performances in Transition Year Drama Group’s Comedy at MCS

Magnificent performances by the brilliant cast of "It Runs in the Family!" - a hilarious comedy by Ray Cooney - photographed after their most enjoyable presentation on Tuesday, 22nd Nov. 2011. The excellent play by the Transition Year Students continues on Wednesday and Thursday nights (23rd and 24th Nov.) at Millstreet Community School. (S.R.)

Regional Report 1091 – 22nd November 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1091 from Millstreet.

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

Following the lotto draw on Sunday night the Town Development Group held their draw with fine prizes to be won.   First prize of a 32inch flat-screen TV went Niall O Brien, Ballydaly, Second prize of a monster Christmas Hamper to Eileen Kiely, The Bridge and a €100 cheque went to Denis Healy,
Church St.

The towns shopping spree goes on all this week, with lots of Christmas gift ideas in the shops and €1,500 worth of vouchers to be won.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1091 – 22nd November 2011”

Death Notice: Jerome O’Hare, Coole

The death has occurred peacefully on Saturday, November 19, 2011, of Jerome O’Hare of The Bungalow, Coole, Millstreet. Beloved husband of Kax, loving and much loved father of Derry, Marie, Rena, John, Tom, Finian, Anne and the late Denis, brother of Fr. Donie, Fr. Brendan and the late Tommy, Victor, Denis and Eddie; sadly missed by his wife and family, daughters-in-law Máiréad, Mary and Helen, sons-in-law John, Seání and Kieran, grandchildren, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at his residence from 4pm to 8pm this Monday evening, with Rosary at 8pm. Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet for Requiem Mass tomorrow, Tuesday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Big week for Charlie

It’s been a big week for Charlie Drake. The 32-year-old Derinagree man took home the Australian Rally Championships Premier League title last weekend, after two battling stages in Victoria. Celtic Motorsports were three points behind going into the rally and needed to win both of their heats in Warragul, Victoria, to take the 2011 title.

And to follow up his big win, he got married to Narelle today. Congrats on both counts to Charlie.

Read the article and interview with Charlie which appeared on the Irish Echo (an Australian Paper) a few days ago on his triumph in Warragul, and on his wedding. [read more …] “Big week for Charlie”

Death Notice: Paddy (Big Dan) Kelleher

The death has occurred on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 of Paddy (Big Dan) KELLEHER of ‘Edenbrook’, Station Road, Millstreet. Reposing at his residence from 7pm to 9pm this Thursday evening. Reception into St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, Friday 18th, for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please.

Regional Report 1090 – 15th November 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report  1090 from Millstreet.

Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather dull and calm Tuesday morning.

We have a new President, and for a while we could not be blamed for thinking it was our own Sean Radley. He was seen on our screens on inaugural day almost as often as Mr. Higgings himself, and I am sure he is dying to tell us all about it.

A million congratulations to our brilliant camogie team on winning the Junior Shield  on Saturday, beating Mitchelstown by two points in the final. Well done indeed to them and to all associated with them.
[read more …] “Regional Report 1090 – 15th November 2011”

Excellent SelfBuild Show 2011 at Green Glens Continues Today

Clive Corry with members of his dedicated Staff at the highly successful SelfBuild Show in Green Glens on Saturday, 12th Nov. 2011. The Show continues today (Sunday) when similar very large crowds of visitors are expected to attend this wonderful annual event.

We share a selection of images from the hugely popular Show where we meet the organisers, the visitors, the exhibitors and the staff inside and outside the [read more …] “Excellent SelfBuild Show 2011 at Green Glens Continues Today”

Hugely Impressive Attendance for SelfBuild Show 2011 at Green Glens

Enormous crowds have been attending the hugely popular SelfBuild Show at Green Glens. This is just one of the capacity-filled car parks this afternoon (Sat. 12th Nov. 2011) giving a clear indication of the many people especially from all over Munster attending the excellent event. Great credit is due to Clive & Brian Corry with their very dedicated and forever helpful Staff from Northern Ireland. We shall have a full feature uploaded within the next twelve hours. And there is still a chance to attend because the Show does not end until tomorrow (Sunday) evening. It really is a golden opportunity to see so much and to get some very useful and creative ideas and hints at this annual occasion. (S.R.)

In the Corkman – 10th Nov 2011

The Corkman Newspaper is out every Thursday in all the local newsagents, and contains much more than just the online version

At the Presidential Inauguration

Seán Radley travelled to Dublin today to the inauguration of our new President Michel D Higgins in Dublin Castle. Though he was not in the castle, he was interviewed outside by an RTÉ News crew, stating that he had come up from Millstreet, Co. Cork for the inauguration. The interview later appeared on the 1 o’clock news, and may be on the news bulletins later this evening also. For the next week, you’ll be able to see the short interview on RTÉ Player, and it’s about 13:30 in the video.

Death Notice: Nell Garrahy

The death has occurred on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 of Ellen (Nell) GARRAHY, (née Moynihan) of Whitebridge Manor, Killarney, Kerry
Formerly of Stagmount, Rathmore and Liscahane Road, Millstreet. Reposing today, Wednesday, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Killarney, followed by removal to St Joseph’s Church, Rathmore. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Kanturk.

Regional Report 1090 – 8th November 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1090 from Millstreet.

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


It is that time of year again when our St Vincent de Paul committee get to work to raise funds for the needy at Christmas. They are holding a monster Cake Sale at the Pastoral Centre after the 6.30 Mass on Saturday November19th. They will need givers and Buyers. And will be in attendance that afternoon to receive goodies. They are asking people to please put their cakes etc on disposable plates and have them wrapped ready for sale. Put Buns in handy numbers for easy selling. Above all please give generously to this very worthy cause.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1090 – 8th November 2011”