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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Death Notice: Peter Dineen, Cloughoula Mór

The death has occurred on Saturday 30th Jan 2010 of Peter Dineen, Cloghoula Mór.
He passed away peacefully at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Monday at 7 pm. Removal on Tuesday at 7pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
FAMILY FLOWERS ONLY PLEASE. DONATIONS IN LIEU TO THE MERCY HOSPITAL.
Enquiries to: Tarrant’s Funeral Directors, Millstreet, 029-70176

Death Notice: Kathleen Corcoran, Doneen

Kathleen passed away peacefully on Saturday 30th January at Cork University Hospital. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Saturday at 8 pm. Removal on Sunday at 7 pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 2 pm followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
Enquiries to: Tarrant’s Funeral Directors, Millstreet. 029-70176

Death Notice: Hannah Mary Fleming, Mologhroe, Cullen

The death has occurred on Thursday, January 28, 2010 of Hannah Mary FLEMING, (née Casey) of Mologhroe, Cullen, Mallow, Cork
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, Co. Cork this Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to the Church of the Nativity, Cullen. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 2pm, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Bus Eireann to reduce Busses through Millstreet

Bus Eireann have announced that they are reducing the number of scheduled bus stops through Millstreet every day (Route 40 Cork-Tralee). However they will be running a shuttle bus from Macroom to Killarney via Millstreet twice in both directions every day

There will be thirteen departures a day in each direction from Cork to Tralee every day. All services will now operate on the main road via Ballyvourney only. Route 257 will provide a shuttle connection between Macroom/ Killarney and Millstreet/Rathmore. The new timetable changes come into effect from Feb 28th.

Busses passing through Millstreet will be at (Mon-Saturday only):

  • towards Killarney 12:55 & 15:55 &19:40
  • towards Macroom 09:40 & 14:40

Sundays

  • towards Killarney 14:40 19:40
  • towards Macroom 19:05

The old times through Millstreet were

  • Mon – Sat to Tralee: 10:40 14:40 18:40 21:40
  • Sundays to Tralee: 09:40 14:40 18:40 21:40
  • Mon – Sat to Cork:  07:30 10:05 13:05 15:05 19:05
  • Sundays to Cork:  10:05 13:05 15:05 19:05

This means that there are less than half the buses in the day, and that there is little chance of getting to Cork  or Killarney for a day trip. There are no peak time services for students especially (Friday evening & Sunday evening). We can only hope that a private bus company picks up the pieces, or that the trains  give more attractive pricing.

note: times on this page were last updated on August 19th 2010

This is from a Bus Eireann press release today (29th Jan 2010)
The new timetables for route 40 (doesn’t include Millstreet) and also for the new Macroom-Millstreet-Killarney route are available to download from the Bus Eireann website

The old #40 timetable which went through Millstreet is still available to download from the Bus Eireann website

Regional Report 997 26th January 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia  is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 997 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listenes and I wish you all the very best on this cold ‘n frosty, Tuesday morning.

Time and time again Francie Duggan writes a beautiful poem on the Website,  about someone who has died in his native Millstreet and this week is no exception. His fitting lines about the late Lily Guerin (Justice) is a joy for those who knew her well. Well done again Francie.

At the monthly meeting of the Community Council, which was held on Tuesday night, it was decided to host a Community Awards Social again this year. It will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday March 12th. Categories are for Service to the community, Hall of Fame, Youth Award, Cultural and Arts, & Unsung Hero. People are asked to nominate people or person whom they consider best entitled to come under any one of these headings. Please contact Secretary, Marie Bourke, or any council member.

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Dromtariffe GAA Social

DROMTARIFFE GAA SOCIAL will take place at the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet on Friday January 29. Tickets are on sale at €25 each and are available from Derrinagree Post Office, Rathcoole Post Office or from Club Officers.

Music will be provided on the evening by the Celts. On the night the club will celebrate 125 years in existence and special guests on the night will be the victorious Minor Hurlers who won the Duhallow Minor Championship for the first time.

This and more news from Kilcorney / Rathcoole are on the Corkman website

Death Notice: Maura Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace

The death has occurred on Saturday, January 23, 2010 of Maura DOWLING, (née Healy) of Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this evening, Sunday, at 6.30pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Knockraha 1 Millstreet Celtic 4

Chris Cleary gets the tackle in too late

TADGH Collins grabbed a hat-trick as Millstreet claimed their place in the second round of the Murphy’s Irish Stout County Cup after a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Knockraha at Pigeon Hill on Saturday in the first round of the County Cup.

It was a devastating display by Collins of what clinical finishing is all about.

e proved throughout to be too-hot to handle for the Knockraha defence and aside from his hattrick he also did some tremendous work on the left before setting up Brian Kelleher for number two.

Read the full match report on the Corkman website.

Millstreet Matters: Concern for Ballydaly National School

RATHDUANE NATIONAL SCHOOL: The future of Rathduane National School is under the spotlight as parents and friends go all out to save their local rural based primary school base.

Concerned associates from the greater Ballydaly catchment area are hoping to offset dwindling numbers.

Rathduane National School is an excellent example of a primary school establishment that flourished and adapted to the changing fortunes of time. It has been and, hopefully to parents and friends, will remain a focal point for learning in their small community.

This is a sniplet from the Millstreet Matters column on the Corkman website, which also contains all the other news from the Millstreet area.

Millstreet 2009 Review: July August September

THE past year saw Millstreet maintain a positive image with numerous highlights and in the third of a four part series, a reflection of July, August and September reads

JULY

Circulars outlining the novel fundraiser towards completing two new classrooms and extended services is prompted by the Board of Management to Millstreet Presentation National School. Those involved in the project were allowed to use the money to build a permanent structure rather than accept prefabs.

Macroom Faith ‘n Light Group host annual Mass at Tubrid Well.

Millstreet Juvenile GAA featured on the Munster senior football championship programme.

The annual Cullen Young at Heart social evening takes place at Clancy’s Bar and Restaurant.

In GAA, Millstreet falter to Kilbrin in the Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship first round.

Millstreet Veterinary Group open their state-of-the-art Cattery.

Read the Full article on the Corkman website

Roads will get even worse if funding isn’t increased

http://npg2.com/krdo/weatherblog/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/pothole.jpgOVER the past month or so, roads and water services all over Cork county have experienced widespread damage as a result of the appalling weather conditions.

This has led to many people suffering severe hardship and disruption to their daily lives – they were left without running water in their homes and their local roads were ripped up by the heavy rain, snow and ice.

In response to this crisis, an emergency repairs work programme fund of €6m has been put in place by Cork County Council to carry out emergency repairs to roads and water supplies in the county.

Full article on the Cork Examiner 23rd Jan 09

Millstreet water supplies still ‘at a critically low level’

WATER supplies in Millstreet are still at a ‘critically low level,’ and Cork County Council are advising all users to keep usage to a minimum, as leaks within private residences still need to be repaired.

Unless there is a reduction in the water usage within the next few hours Cork County Council will have no choice but to discontinue the water supply at night to allow reservoirs to be restored to normal operating levels,” said a spokesperson on Monday.

The situation did not improve and water supplies in Millstreet were turned off at night at the time of The Corkman going to press..

Read the full article on the Corkman website

Millstreet and Cullen into Munster Scór na nOg final

Cullen Novelty Act, after they won the Cork County Scór na nÓg (picture from "Duhallow Matters" which is in the shops today and is FREE

BOHERBEE, Millstreet and Cullen will be among the finalists at this year’s Coiste na Mumhan Scór na nOg after they won through their semi-final on Sunday last.

The Coiste na Mumhan Scór na nOg semi-final at Ovens involved clubs from Cork, Kerry and Waterford and this very popular competition drew a huge attendance to the Cork venue.

Read the full article on the Corkman website, or another article which is also on the Corkman

2009 in Kilcorney: The Year in Review

The Corkman published a review of all the happenings in Kilcorney in 2009, referring to it as “the year when the world we knew fell apart”. Below is a sniplet, but the full article is available to read

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2009 was the year that the world that we knew fell apart. Unemployment figures went through the roof, many people learned the sad fact that there is no such thing as free money, the banks came a begging looking for our money to bail them out.

The weather matched the mood of the year with rain, wind, snow and ice and no sunshine.

January saw the AGM of Kilcorney Bowling Club which was held at Caroline’s Bar, for them the highlight of 2008 was the hosting of the European Dutch Moore Championships in Rathcoole.

Kilcorney Communtiy Gym reopened after the Christmas break giving people a much needed reason to loose a few extra pounds. Kilcorney Social Centre was also a hive of activity with set dancing, Tuesday club and baby and toddler group back in action.