“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm on Sunday

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme on C103 on 16th Feb. 2020.  (S.R.)

In 1921, and a few weeks before the truce, a young Jack Breen refused to leave the bedside of his dying mother and evacuate their hotel, as the IRA came to blow up the adjacent Brandy Hall Bridge on the outskirts of Castletownbere.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene returns to the area where he was born, reared and reluctantly educated.

Close by and accompanied by an old school friend, they view the reluctant path once taken by many to Brandy Hall National School and the ruins of a handball alley which doubled as a ‘sporting centre of excellence’ for the local youth.

In the first of a two part programme, we base ourselves in what was once Jack Breen’s Hotel, now the Millbrook Bar, run by his daughter Mary.

We meet Mary’s daughter, Dr. Fiona Kelly who was voted the best rural GP in the country last year.

We hear about local born journalist and MP Tim Harrington who was responsible for bringing an end to Gladstone’s Government in the UK

And……….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm on Sunday”

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank  Ursula Pomeroy of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn for her  very generous  donation to the Playground Project.  We are hugely appreciative to Ursula and all our local businesses, clubs, schools, Creches and individual Sráiders at home and away who have been so generous to date.   Please continue to support our local entities  as they give back to our community.  We are still accepting donations and we would be delighted to receive any and all  amounts.    [read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”

Lourdes Table Quiz – Thank you

A big thank you to everyone who supported the table quiz that took place in Millstreet GAA Hall on Friday 31st January.  A total of €1010 was raised. The purpose of the event was to help cover the travel and acommodation costs of Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane (5th year students at Millstreet Community School) who will be travelling to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter.  Between the quiz, and the bake sale that was held before Christmas, their target has been reached (€670/person).  Fund raised above this total will go towards the fundraising efforts of Group 126 which is the group the girls will be travelling with.    Thanks once again for your generosity.

William Byrne, Constable / Sergeant R.I.C (Millstreet 1914-1922)

A native of Carlow, William Byrne was an RIC constable who was stationed in Kilmurray until he married Mary Riordan from Crookstown.  He was moved away from Kilmurray after marrying (normal protocol), and transferred to Millstreet after marrying  in 1914,  and remained here until the breakup of the RIC in 1922, being promoted to sergeant in 1920.

[read more …] “William Byrne, Constable / Sergeant R.I.C (Millstreet 1914-1922)”

Playground Donation Thank You 

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Kevin Hickey of  Kevin Hickey Auto Repairs  for his very generous donation to the Playground Project.  Great to have another local business continue to support our Town Park into the New Year.  If you are in business locally and want to help us reach our goal of launching the brand new Playground in time for Summer 2020 we would be delighted to receive any financial contribution.. every little helps.

TO DONATE: you may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

[read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You “

Millstreet Community Council

Millstreet Community Council Ltd would like to thank most sincerely everyone who generously donated to their recent Church Gate Collection. This money is vital to help us continue to contribute to local activities such as school projects, events and maintenance of our premises.

A special word of thanks to Sergeant Paul Lynch & the Gardai, the businesses, organisations, groups and individuals who made all the events this year possible which included the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Party in the Park, the parade for the European Mounted Games Championships & Culture Night. Thanks, is also due to the businesses & outlets who are facilitating us with the distribution of the Text Alert Forms & the Calendars for 2020. We would also like to thank the local community for continuing to support the use of the Astro Turf Pitch, the Gym & the Creche. The key to the success of our events & facilities is down to Eily Buckley, John Tarrant, Seán Radley & the millstreet.ie team, and Sharon Lane for their advertising. Finally, thanks to Billy Sheehan of the Wallis Arms Hotel for accommodating us for our meetings throughout the year.

The Community Council Ltd Committee would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2020!

“Where the Road Takes Me” 7pm C103 This Sunday

We thank Presenter John Greene for information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on ‘Where the road takes me’, we feature the last journey into the archives covering a period of thirty years.

From May of 1997 during a two day visit to Cape Clear Island, John Greene spoke to retired seaman Connie O’Donoghue and retired pilot Duncan MacLachlainn.  Connie had witnessed a number of his colleagues and fellow islanders perish, when a German submarine attacked his convoy off Tory island during WW11.

Duncan who was from East Cork, speaks mainly about his role as Secretery of the island branch of the IFA, and his hopes for the future of islanders and island farmers.

And during a visit to Tralee in 2013 we meet two former showband stars – Paddy Day who was a member of the Jim Cantwell Showband, and Tommy O’Connor from DJ Curtin and the Kerry Blues. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” 7pm C103 This Sunday”

Lourdes Bake Sale – 14th/15th December – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who supported the bake sale that took place on Saturday 14th December after 6.30pm Mass (and Sunday 15th Dec. after 11.30am Mass) in Millstreet Parish Centre.  The purpose of it was to help cover the travel and accommodation costs of Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley (5th year students at Millstreet Community School) who will be going to Lourdes at Easter 2020 as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  €969 was raised, which is an amazing total.

Cullen N.S. Christmas Hamper Draw 2019

There is one of these superb Christmas Hampers in each of the following locations where Lines may be bought in support of Cullen N.S. Parents’ Association:

Martin’s Pub in Cullen

Curtin’s Pub in Clonbanin

Cullen Creamery

McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet

The Bush Bar, Millstreet

At least five of these magnificent Christmas Hampers will be won on 20th Dec. 2019 in aid of Cullen N.S. Parents’ Association.   Every success.  Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Duhallow Business Awards 2019

Congratulations to the Noel C. Duggans (Best Family Run Business, and Best Business 2019),  Canon O’Donvan Day Centre (Best Social Enterprise),  and Nicole Ryan (Best Start-up Business), all of whom  who came away with awards from last night’s IRD Duhallow Business Awards. A mention also to the wonderful Capabu Foods, who were finalists in the Best Female Entrepreneur section.

[read more …] “Duhallow Business Awards 2019”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight on Cork Music Station from 9:30 to 11:00

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 6th August 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

1.   The magnificent response of €2,275.98 to this past weekend’s Church Gate Collection in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website. 

  1. 2.   The wonderful Wedding of Áine O’Callaghan and Gerard Nagle.3.   Millstreet Community School Debs 2019.4.  Superb Concert for Marie in Knocknagree Church.5.   TR Dallas at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.6.   Circus coming to town!Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight on Cork Music Station from 9:30 to 11:00″

Henry Aubery Beaumont Wallis (1861-1926)

TODO: Straighten this out

Aubrey Wallis was the last of the Wallis Family to own Drishane Castle and estate. …….

Henry Aubery Beaumont Wright (1919)
Henry Aubery Beaumont Wallis-Wright (1919)

HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT WALLIS, late of Drishane Castle, Co. Cork, J.P. and later of Roskrow-Penryn, Cornwall. [details]

Born on 4 July, 1861 to Major John Richard Smyth Wallis (1828-1868) and Octavia Willoughby (unknown-1901) . Third in a family of four children (siblings details below) [ref].

His father died in 1868, and Henry is the heir to the estate.

1868 Referred to as Aubrey Willoughby Wallis in a newspaper – this may have been a mistake on the part of the reporter though [TODO: clarify]

1871 Census: Living in St George Hanover Square, Belgrave, London, with his mother, and sister Eva Violet.

He was commonly known as Aubrey Wallis [ref], though the people of Millstreet knew him as “the Minor”.

Married firstly: 1 March, 1883, in Kidderpore, Bengal, India,  to Elizabeth Caroline, eldest dau. of Hon. Albert Yelverton Bingham, 5th son of the 3rd Lord Clanmorris (see BURKES Peerage), and by her has issue. From him she obtained a divorce by Act of Parliament 1906. [Read our article on that divorce]

1885: Birth of a son: HENRY DIGBY, late Lieut. Scots Guards (Guards Club), b. 3 June, 1885. [ref: article on Digby]

1886 – January – He had been living at ‘The Grange’ in Auckland, NZ, but sold all his possessions and moved back to England [ref]

1896 August 14th – Mr Henry Aubrey Wallis, of Drishane Castle, Millstreet, has returned to his paternal home after many years of travel. This will be welcome news to all who knew him. Mr Wallis was the largest employer of labour in the Millstreet district. [Cork Constitution]

He is credited with opening the new houses at Minor Row [ref], which were named after him.

1888: Daughter: Audrey Beatrice Jean, b. 23 Jan. 1888 ; m. 5 Jan. 1909, Francis Ivan Oscar Brickmann, 119th Infantry, Indian Army; divorced in 1921; married Capt. Robert Law, M.C., of Rosnaree, Slane, Co. Meath on June 4th 1921; died 28 Oct 1961. (see below for further details)

1901 – Aubrey appears in the 1901 Census of England, as head of the house at 128 Piccadilly, a Gentelman’s club at the time called the Piccadilly Club.

1906 – Divorced (Read our detailed article)

1907, 11th February: Married 2ndly, to Julia Mary Catharine Curteis, widow of Edward Witherden Curteis, Capt. 24 Regiment, and only dau. and heir of Mrs. Wright (see WRIGHT of Moltram Hall, Cheshire).

1911 – Appears in the Census of England, as head of the house with his wife Julia Mary Catherine, a visitor, and seven servants (a butler, a footman, a pantry boy, a housekeeper, two housemaids, and a kitchen maid). Address: Roskrow, Penryn, Cornwall. His occupation is stated as “Justice of the Peace for County Cork”

1913: Became Master‘ of the Woodland Pytchley Hounds

1914: Death of his son Digby in Belgium in WWI

1916: On the death of his mother-in-law Julia Catherine Wright (88), he changed his surname from Wallis to Wallis-Wright, to protect the Wright surname.

1920: Gave up the Mastership of the Woodland Pytchley Hounds, and sold his pack of Kerry Beagles which had been in the family for generations.

1922: His wife Julia died on 18 Sep 1922, aged 64.

In 3rd January 1923, he changed his name from Wallis-Wright to just Wallis [ref], after he had originally changed it in 1916 [ref]

Passed away on 20 Apr 1926 in the Piccadilly Hotel, London

note: Have yet to figure out where he got the “Major” part of his name

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Aubrey’s Family Tree

OHN RICHARD SMYTH WALLIS, (5 June 1828 – 27 Oct 1868) of Drishane Castle, J.P., High Sheriff, 1857, Capt. 4th Dragoon Guards;

Married 1st Sept. 1853, Octavia Willoughby, and by her (who m. 2ndly, 4 April, 1872, Sir G. H. Beaumont, gth bart., of Cole Orton Hall, Co. Leicester, and d. 19 June, 1901) had:

  • Digby Henry Willoughby, (2 June 1854 – 18 July 1858) buried 31st Jul 1858 in Drishane Parish Cemery.
  • Eva Octavia Augusta Willoughby, (b. 5 Jun 1859 in Drishane – 28 March 1860)
  • HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT, (1861-1926) now of Drishane Castle (see below).
  • Eva Violet Amelia Gwen Willoughby, (24 Dec 1868 – 16 Jan 1929)
    Married 29 June 1888 in Brentford, Maj. Edgar St. John Christophers, D.S.O. (1861-1924). Divorced 21st March 1906, and had issue.

    1. Violet Dorothy Agnes Christophers, Lady (Dorothy) (1889–1970), married George Malcolm Hilbery Sir (1883–1965)
    2. Digby Richard Nugent Christophers (1890–),  married Kathleen Griggs (1895–)

HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT WALLIS,  of Drishane Castle, Co. Cork, J.P., and later of Roskrow, Penryn, Cornwall, (4 July, 1861 – 20 Apr 1926);

Married first, 1 March 1883, Elizabeth Caroline, eldest dau. of Hon. Albert Yelverton Bingham, 5th son of the 3rd Lord Clanmorris. From him she obtained a divorce by Act of Parliament 1906. [TODO add link to profile]. They had issue:

  • HENRY DIGBY, late Lieut. Scots Guards (Guards Club), b. 3 June, 1885. d. October 1914 in St. Julien, France in WWI. [TODO: link to his article when published]
  • Audrey Beatrice Jean, 23 Jan. 1888 – 28 Oct 1961;
    Married 5 Jan. 1909, Francis Ivan Oscar Brickmann, 119th Infantry, Indian Army; divorced in 1921; no issue.
    Married Capt. Robert Law, M.C., of Rosnaree, Slane, Co. Meath on June 4th 1921.

 

[See the full Wallis Family Tree (1595- present)]

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from “Baily’s Magazine of Sports and Passtimes 1919”:

There are very few men in the Kingdom today who could boast of a more brilliant or a more successful career in sport than Major Aubrey Wallis-Wright, Farming Woods Hall, Brigstock, Northsmpyonshire, and Master of the Woodland Pytchley Hounds. Born on July 4th, 1861, at Drishane Castle, Co.Cork, Major Wallis-Wright was the son of Mr.John Richard Smyth Wallis, High Sheriff of Co.Cork in 1857. In 1883 Major Wallis-Wright married Elizabeth Caroline, eldest daughter of the Hon. Yelverton Bingham, fifth son of Lord Clanmorris, by whom he had one son and a daughter. The former Lieutenant Henry Digby Wallis, Coldstream Guards, was killed at Ypres during October, 1914, The death of this gallant son proved a heavy blow to the Master of the Woodland and Pytchley. An extraordinary affection and spirit of camaraderie existed between father and son, and it was the dream of the former’s life that his heir and the “last of the line” should take over the family pack of Kerry Beagles on his retirement from office.
In 1907 Major Wallis-Wright married Julia Mary Catherine, window of the late Captain EW Curteis, who on the death of her mother Mrs Julia Catherine Wright, succeeded to the Mottram estates, Cheshire. In September 1916, the surname of … (there’s 2 more page on Aubrey in the article, but are not currently availbale)

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Julia Mary Catherine Wallis-Wright
Age: 64
Birth Date: 1858
Burial Date: 18 Sep 1922
Burial Place: St Peter, Stockport, Cheshire, England

TODO: find out more about her

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ELIZABETH CAROLINE BINGHAM was the daughter of Hon. Albert Yelverton Bingham and Caroline Begbie.

She married, firstly, Henry Aubrey Beaumont Wallis on 1 March 1883.

She and Henry Aubrey Beaumont Wallis were divorced in 1906 by Act of Parliament.

She married, secondly, William John Wallace, son of Captain Henry Ritchie Wallace, on 27 July 1906. He died on 1st April 1908.

She married, thirdly, Major Alan Rowley Sale-Hill, son of General Sir Rowley Sale-Hill and Caroline Sophia Sale, on 8 August 1914.

She died on 1 July 1924. [details]

 

 

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Aubrey’s Mother: Octavia Willoughby was born illegitimately. She was the daughter of Digby Willoughby, 7th Baron Middleton. She married, firstly, Major John Richard Smyth Wallis on 01 Sep 1853. She married, secondly, Sir George Howland Beaumont, 9th Bt. , son of Sir George Howland Willoughby Beaumont, 8th Bt. and Mary Anne Howley , on 4 April 1872 in St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, London, England She died Dame Octavia Willoughby Beaumont on 19 June 1901 at 66 Cromwell Road, London, England. She was buried in Cole Orton, Leicestershire, England. Her will was probated, at ¹12,196.  Her will was probated at £12,196, which, using the most modestcomparator, would be over a million pounds today, or rather more than four million comparing average wages. A lady of means indeed! [ref1] [ref2]

This is where the name “Beaumont” comes from.

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TODO re-file this:

CHRISTOPHERS Eva Violet Amelia Gwen Willoughby of the Gardens Hotel 47 Stanhope-gardens South Kensington Middlesex widow died 16 January 1929 at 7 Knaresborough place South Kensington Probate London 7 March to Arthur Pollock solicitor. Effects £8048 18s 6d. [Index of Wills and Administration 1929]

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The Kerry Black and Tans.
It is interesting to learn that the fine pack of Kerry Beagles,
which are showing sport in the Woodland Pytchley country, will
shortly come into the market, Major Aubrey Wallis-Wright having
decided to give up the Mastership . These black-and-tan hounds
have been in the Master’s family for many generations, and are
famous for their hunting qualities. Originally they were hunted
in Ireland, then went into the Ribblesdale pack and hunted the
wild buck in Lancashire and Yorkshire . Major Wallis-Wright got
the strain back, and formed a pack which hunted the Four Burrow
country in Cornwall . When he accepted the Mastership of the
Woodland Pytchley in 1913 he took the Kerry Hounds with him.
They are remarkably powerful hounds, the dogs averaging 25 ins.
and the bitches 231 ins. They have exceptional bone, and not a
single hound stands over at the knees. Major Wallis-Wright has
bred them with the utmost care, using only sires and dams that
have well proved their working ability. An offshoot of the
Pytchley country, the Woodland has always been noted for the
superior quality of its hounds. When Lord Lonsdale hunted the
country he brought one of the finest packs in the kingdom from
the Blanknev kennels. His successor, Mr. Austin Mackenzie,
brought his own hounds from the Old Berkeley country, and when
he gave up the Mastership fourteen years later he sold the pack for
5,000 guineas, Mr. W. M. Wroughton buying the bitches for
£3,000 and lending them to Lord Southampton, who hunted the
country for a couple of seasons. Mr. E. A. V. Stanley also had a
very fine pack at the Brigstock kennels. In regard to working
quality the present pack compares favourably with any of its predecessors, and the black-and-tans are likely to be keenly sought
after. [Polo Monthly 1920]

Polo Players as M .F .H’s.
Polo players are likely to he strongly represented on the list
of M.F.H.’s next season. Captain George Renyille, for example,
has arranged to take Major Aubrey Wallis-Wright’s place in the
command of the Woodland Pytchley Hounds. He should make
an excellent M .F.H . He has been getting his hand in this winter
by helping his old friend, Mr. Isaac Bell, with the Kilkenny
Hounds. The keenest of sportsmen, Captain Bellville is generally
popular. Polo readers will remember the dashing games he used
to put up for the Old Cantabs, helping that grand team to win
seyeral Champion Cups. Unfortunately, the bad wound he
receiyed early in the war prevented him from playing polo last
summer, when he had to content himself with serying as official
umpire of the chief Ranelagh matches. [Polo Monthly 1920]

NOTICE is hereby given, that HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT WALLIS (now or
lately called Henry Aubrey Beaumont Wallis-Wright), of Keythorpe, in the parish of Tugfby and county of Leicester, Gentleman, a natural born British subject, has by deed poll, duly enrolled in His Majesty’s College of Arms on the third day of January instant, assumed and adopted the surname of Wallis in lieu of his previous surname of Wallis-Wright. and intends henceforth upon all occasions to sign and subscribe himself and be styled in all legal and other documents by the surname of Wallis in lieu of and in substitution for his former surname of Wallis-Wright.—Dated the third day of January,1923. [THE LONDON GAZETTE, 5 JANUARY, 1923. p195]

WALLIS Henry Aubrey Beaumont of Keythorpe Leicertershire died 20 April 1926 at the Piccadilly Hotel Piccadilly Middlesex. Probate London 7 July to the Public Trustee. Effects £60383 9s 10d. [Index of Wills and Administration 1926]

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

With just 1 week to go in the Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy League on Tuesday night next, we have a number of riders in contention to finish well in their respective leagues. Tournafulla hosted the Newcastlewest two stage Youth Race on Sunday last. A hilly 2km crit. stage in the morning was followed by a lumpy road race in the afternoon. Kate Murphy won the Under 12 girls section, Amy Fleming was 3rd in the girls Under 14 with Ben Murphy finishing 4th in the boys Under 16. Well done to all who took part and to the Club members who supported the juveniles on the day.

Next weekend the eagerly awaited trip to Errigal in Donegal awaits for the International four stage race over the bank holiday weekend. This is quickly followed by the Irish Nationals in mid-August due to be held in Multyfarnham, Mullingar so a busy month ahead.

Well done to the adult Club Members who supported the Ring of the Reeks Cycle in aid of Beaufort GAA on Saturday last taking in the magnificent scenery of Caragh Lake.

Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday

Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this week’s programme on Sunday 7th July 2019.  (S.R.)

One man’s successful battle against compulsory purchase has been making news this week.  But on Sunday’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene looks back at a time in Ireland when compulsory purchase was met with disgruntled acceptance. 

In 1954 the Gaoire  (Gwayrah) near Macroom was flooded to make way for the arrival of a little known commodity called electricity.  While the project created hundreds of badly needed jobs, it also forced many people from their homes. 

Now the area is a statutory nature reserve, and on this week’s programme, John walks through Annahala, and meets some of the people who once lived here, forming a closely knit community with their own shop and pub. 

Dating back to the ice age, the Gaoire is the remains of the only Post Glacial Alluvial forest in Western Europe, with the potential to become a World heritage site. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces James Wickham from USA  (pictured below following our chat at Cinnamon Restaurant, West End, Millstreet) with treasured family roots near Ballydaly.  All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below  to be uploaded later.   Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Weekly Update

Busy week for the Club kicking off with Benny O Dea, Cathal Bradley, Dan Murphy and Denis O Connor completing the “Cycle against Suicide” from Killarney to Mallow on Thursday last. Thanks for Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra for supporting this initiative.

Paudie Keane, Pat MacAuliffe, Hannah O Connor and Mike Casey attended the West Limerick Endurance 125 in Monagea on Saturday last where Paudie completed the course in the quickest time. The club spin took on the Nadd Windmillls, always a challenging route on Sunday last. Well done to our “Couch to Ring of Kerry” group, they cycled their first 70 km and enjoyed the scenery from St John’s Well on Mushera Mountain.

Busy weekend for the Club racers with the Kanturk Three Day on over the Bank Holiday weekend. The juveniles were first off on Saturday morning with a stage race on the Freemount /Newmarket/Kanturk loop followed by a Time Trial in the afternoon. Sunday was a further stage race on loops of the Kanturk /Mallow Road loop. This race attracts the best underage talent in the country to what is a well-orchestrated event by O Leary Stone Kanturk Cycling Club. Sean P Fleming was the top unplaced under 11 in two stages with Ben Murphy winning the final under 16 stage on Sunday morning in three way sprint up Hospital Hill in Kanturk. Well done to all the juveniles who took part and special mention to Amy Fleming who took a nasty fall on the first stage Saturday morning but was back on Sunday to shout on her teammates. In the Adult section Anthony Tancred had a very popular 3rd place in the first stage of the A4 Race with Richard Cleverly finishing 5th on the TT stage and 7th overall in the overall General Classification on the A2/A3 Section. All in all a very strong weekend for the club in Kanturk. Well done to Danny Curtin and his team for the organisation and thanks to the SLCC parents who helped out marshalling over the weekend Preparations are ongoing for the Inaugural Sliabh Luachra CC Youth Races for Juniors, U16, U14 & U12 Boys & Girls on June 16th at Knocknagree SLCC Sportive is on 30th June next with 3 routes to choose from. Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9 am.

Language and Culture Night in Millstreet Community School – Thurs. 2nd May 2019

This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place in Millstreet Community School on Thursday 2nd May beginning at 7pmSpecial guest will be Cork GAA legend Seán Óg Ó hAilpín.

The event will once again be an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the many nationalities represented by members of our local community.  The evening will include song, dance and a chance to learn a little about different cultures and traditions. Those attending will be able to taste food from a variety of countries.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

The long evenings and decent weather is providing a great opportunity for both the Couch to Ring of Kerry group and the leisure cyclists within the club to get some decent spins in, including some undertaking the Ride Dingle Sportive and the sportive in Killavullen on Sunday last. One of the key local leisure sportives is the Twin Peaks Challenge on 12th May next organised by Killarney CC.
Our annual Tour of Sliabh Luachra will take place on June 30th at 9:00am from Teach Iosagain.

A group of 12 juveniles and 7 adults took part in the 54th Annual John Drumm Memorial Cup races in Currow last Sunday. Days like this the Club bus really pays off. This was the biggest representation SLCC had at any race to date and bodes well for the future. Four of our juveniles came home with placings, Sean P Fleming, Nicholas Buckley, Amy Fleming and Kate Murphy. Keenan Dennehy had his first day out racing – we had a few mechanicals and punctures along the way for good measure – well done to John Breen and his team at Currow CC for providing such an array of events at all juvenile levels.

From an adult racing perspective it’s great to see Paudie Keane and Sean Dineen back racing in Currow. Anthony Tancred, Johnny R O Sullivan, Richard Cleverly, Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy all rode well and finished safely in their various races.

Next week the racing focus moves to the Kanturk 3 day – with racing for Juveniles and Adults kicking off on Saturday.

Preperations are ongoing for the Inaugural Sliabh Luachra CC Youth Races for Juniors, U16, U14 & U12 Boys & Girls on June 16th at at Knocknagree.

Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.

Celebrating Julia’s 105th Birthday at Millstreet Day Care Centre

On Wednesday, 17th April 2019 there was a truly special occasion at Millstreet Day Care Centre when Coordinator Mary Feeley and her wonderfully dedicated Staff organised a superb Party with music by Guest Tommy celebrating the inspiring 105th Birthday of Julia Mary Murphy of Toorbonia and also marking the fact that David Barrett as well as Matthew Broe have been residents of twenty years at MDCC.  On the occasion Julia not only sang “A Mother’s Love is a Blessing” but danced and recalled memories.   On Cork Music Station this Tuesday at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” we listen to Julia’s song and hear her memories.  Here we share a selection of some 22 images recalling the recent most enjoyable event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Celebrating Julia’s 105th Birthday at Millstreet Day Care Centre”

Eily’s Report – April 16th

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my Report.

The fine weather ran out for many of our weekend events here in Millstreet, but it’s a well-known fact that when the going gets though, the tough gets going. The organisers of our weekend Feile Cheoil excelled themselves in putting up posters etc. in wind and rain, to let the people know that a few days and nights of traditional entertainment was about to begin, and the gala Ceili on Saturday night at the Wallis Arms was just the place to make you forget the raging elements outside. There were winners and losers at the various competitions but the wonderful music by the popular “Conifers “, turned the Hotel Ballroom into a place of real Traditional music, and joy.

Meanwhile at the other end of Town we had an extravanza of classical music and singing provided in our beautiful St. Patrick’s Parish Church, when the mighty voices of the Duhallow Choral Society and The Kerry Choral Union joined forces to raise funds for our Local Community Hospital. In excess of 100 voices made up the cast who filled the Sanctuary to its limit. Our church took on a cathedral-like appearance filled with light and colour and atmosphere. The very large crowd was held spellbound by their enchanting repertoire which went on non-stop, for the most of one and a half hours.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Notes

Well done to Denis O Connor, continuing his recent good form with a 5th place finish this weekend in the A3 race in Dungarvan coming with a late sprint and catching the leading breakaway group right at the death. SLCC had a strong adult representation in Dungarvan with Donie Kelleher, Johnny R O Sullivan, Richard Cleverly Anthony Tancred and Dan Murphy all competing well. SLCC had a number of Juveniles kicking off their racing career in Dungarvan with Nicholas Buckley, Ciaran Finnegan and Darragh Dennehy all experiencing the racing buzz for the first time and all competing well Our U14 Team raced well with Amy Fleming 2nd in the girls category while Sean Hurley, Aidan Morley and Dinny Murphy finishing well up in the group of the boys race. Ben Murphy made the podium in the U16 race finishing 3rd in the uphill sprint finish. Kate Murphy finished 3rd in the combined under 12 race All in all a very enjoyable day in Dungarvan with SLCC competitive across the full day. Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy’s recent form see them selected for a Munster Team in the Gorey 3 Day race over Easter. The juveniles head to Drogheda next weekend for the weekend long Ras Na Nog while the adults are in Blarney. Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9 am

Well done to our club members who did the Ballyfinnane Charity Cycle in aid of Ballyfinnane National Schoole last Saturday.

There was a good turnout in sunny Barraduff for our club spin on Sunday morning.  Four groups set off at different paces and distances.

New members always welcome to both adult or juvenile sections of the club-learn to enjoy a great sport and gain some new friends. For further information contact 087-7023562 or the club Facebook page.