Links

This page contains a list of links to other places on the internet of people/communities/businesses from Millstreet that are making themselves heard elsewhere on the internet. It is not a complete list by any means, so if you’d know of a link that you think should be here, then please just send us a note using our Contact Page.

People

Today is my Gift to You is a wonderful site with photography and thoughts for every day. By Millstreet’s Fr. James McSweeney who is currently based Ballincollig, but has many photos from the Millstreet area.

Karen O’Connor writes poetry and short stories among other things

Francis Duggan is a native of Millstreet living in Australia, with a huge collection of poetry, much of it on the life and people of Millstreet from his youth.

John Bourke from Rathcoole, writes poetry

Niall Moynihan is a globe trotting Technical Director with Checkpoint Software

Billy Coleman was a famous WRC rally driver, in Ireland and Europe

Music

CorkMusicStation.com is a new (2012) internet country music station, operated by Cullen’s William Fitzgerald and son John.

Music from Ireland is a website run by Leo Fitzgerald of Startrax Studios, and DVD’s of lots of the local musicians are available to purchase from there.

Millstreet Pipe Band was established in 1950 and have enhanced so many wonderful historic, cultural and sporting events since then with its very distinctive sound.    It’s uplifting to note the entry of many young members to the Band.   Great credit is due to the founder members and those who have been in the Band since the 1950s.   The Band had been so very loyal to its participation in such annual occasions as the ringing in of the New Year, St. Patrick’s Day parades, Corpus Christi Processions, various events at Green Glens, many sporting occasions, Béal na mBláth Commemoration and many more events.

Cullen Pipe Band are a superb pipe band from Cullen village just north of Millstreet who have been playing since 1941

Annmarie O’Riordan sings an excellent variety of renowned Irish traditional songs

Liam O’Connor is a renowned accordion player

Celtic Irish Music sell a massive range of Irish traditional music from Kiskeim

Ger Wolfe is one of Ireland’s finest songwriters with four albums under his belt already

Eugene Brosnan

Communities

Kilcorney: is a village east of Millstreet

Aubane is a small rural community based in the old school with a great community spirit, and hosting set dancing every Monday night.

Coppeen is crossroads south of Macroom

Inchigeelagh is a village south of Macroom

Schools

The Arts

The Glen Theatre hosts an extensive range of theatre, poetry, comedy and live music events such as traditional, rock, folk etc. Situated in Banteer.

Movie Houses: The Cosey Cinema, Kanturk. The Briery Gap, Macroom. The Gate Cinema, Mallow. Killarney Cineplex.

Our local TV station LTV2 have a channel on YouTube and a page on Facebook also.

Accommodation

The full accommodation page is here =>  http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/information/accommodation/


Travelling to/from Millstreet

By Road: Google Maps has good road maps, of the area, but you have to print out the map before you travel. I would suggest to buy a good road map in one of the local shope once you get to the general area. AA Ireland have an excellent route planner if you’re looking for directions

By Train: Iarnroid Eireann have printed timetables for the Tralee  train line on which Millstreet lies. All other train timetables are here.

By Bus:

  • Millstreet lies on Regional Route 257 (Macroom – Millstreet – Rathmore – Killarney) with connections to Cork from Macroom. [Cork Regional Timetables]
  • From Macroom Regional Route 233 is an hourly regional service to Cork.  [Cork Regional Timetables].
  • From Killarney, there are also connections from Killarney throughout Kerry [Kerry Regional Timetables]
  • Expressway Route 40 (Rosslare Harbour – Waterford – Cork – Killarney – Kerry Airport – Tralee and return, connecting to Eurolines serving Britain and Europe)
  • Duhallow Area Rural Transport (DART) services operate in the Duhallow area. Timetables are available on the IRD Duhallow website. Ring IRD Duhallow beforehand @ (029) 60633

By Air: Cork Airport is 50 minutes by car, Kerry Airport is 45 minutes by car, Shannon Airport 80 minutes drive, and Dublin Airport is 4 hours drive.

Businesses

[Note: If the business you are looking for is not below, try our list of phone numbers and addresses of businesses in Millstreet ]

Enda O’Mahony Archaeological Services is an archaeological consultancy that offers a professional service to both the private and public sector.

Michael Smyth School of Motoring offers a full range of driving lessons from single weekly lessons to intensive driving courses.

Mouse Click is a Computer Company based in Millstreet that specialises in computer repairs, website design, software development and IT services.

IRD Duhallow is a community-based Integrated Rural Development (IRD) company that combines the efforts and resources of the State Bodies, Local Authorities, Local Communities and individual entrepreneurs for the benefit of the local areas.

ITSP are a Computer Services Business based in Kilcorney. Computer repair / setup, Web hosting / design, Networking, Databases, video rescue to DVD

A1 Tuition run Grinds and Revision Courses for Exam Students.

Fingerprint Wood Products specialise in custom made wood products.

The Animal Roadshow – Based in Millstreet. They travel with their animals to schools and parties all over Ireland. Fantastic education program with loads of learning opportunities. They also offer arts workshops, face painting, balloon modeling and family fun days around Munster.

Millstreet Equestrian Centre – The Green Glens Arena-venue for the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest and International Show-jumping Events was established in 1991 and is complete world class, custom designed and built equestrian centre.

Millstreet Horse Show site covers the has all the information on the show jumping events in the Green Glens arena.

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre Helps with adult literacy, reading, writing, computers etc

JK Cutters Dust free wall chasing, floor cutting, and coring.

Millstreet Recycling Centre has information on opening times and what you can and cannot recycle

Millstreet Country Park is a wonderful facility of 500 acres with lakes, waterfalls, streams, wetland

K & L Deliveries provide a courier, transportation and distribution service all over Ireland from the Mount Leader Industrial Estate

Lucey Motors are Nissan Dealers, motor retailing and service

Michael Thornton’s Duhallow Properties are an auctioneering and estate agency, working from their offices in the Square

Pomery’s Auctioneers have properties and houses for sale/rent in the Millstreet area, based in the West End

Murphys Furniture specialize in quality antique and contemporary furniture, from the West End

Photo-Graphics : Photographic Studio in the West End

Leader Technical Sales specify, source, supply & service of technical equipment & engineering tools. Based on Hegarty Street

Patsy’s Style Options with all aspects of hairdressing, in Cullen

Natural Beauty provide your beauty needs located right here on Main Street

Conny’s Tack Shop for all your Equine requirements, located in Kilcorney (moving to Millstreet soon)

Venture-One provide garden and property services in the Duhallow area

Kedco Energy Systems specialize in wood pellet heating systems

Kanturk Red Cross provide first aid and ambulance cover at public events in Duhallow and wider areas

Cronin Machinery Sales Ltd have tractors & farm machinery, based in Newmarket

Amazing Beads Exclusive Designer Jewellery for those of you who prefer to buy your jewellery ready made,  exclusive handcrafted designs are there for you.

Eileen’s Sewing Service Professional Sewing Service for all your sewing needs.

The Secret Garden is tucked away in the beautiful countryside of North Cork. Stocking a wide range of plants, trees, shrubs, perennials and gardening sundries, it’s the perfect place to come and find something different for your garden. We may be a little off the beaten track, but we think we’re worth the journey!

O’Flynn Medical Ltd is a specialist company which sources and supplies medical equipment, aids and nursing care equipment for Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Homecare situations.

O’Hanlon Tyres in the West End have tyres for all vehicles. “A Better Tyre for Less”.

Millstreet Motor Cycle Training: Providing 1:1 Tuition for Beginners up to Test Standard. They also provide Bikes, Insurance and Protective Clothing etc .

Clover Hill Food Ingredients is Ireland’s leading food ingredient 1 stop supplier working in partnership with bakery, dairy and meat food manufacturing and food service companies.

O’Driscoll Travel in the square have been organising peoples holidays for over 50 years.

Eileens Sewing Service in Derinagree is a Professional Fully Equipped Sewing Service for curtains, gowns, garments, alterations etc.

Air Take Photography from Meelin take top quality, low altitude aerial photography for a fraction of the cost of traditional aerial photography.

Noel C Duggan’s for Steel Fabrication and Structural Engineering

Sport

Millstreet GAA Club is run from here Millstreet.ie website. GAA Results on the Examiner (Mondays)

Los Zarcos Soccer Club. Soccer Results on the Examiner (Mondays)

Newspapers

Miscellaneous

Death Notices:  RIP.ie, C103FMIndependant Newspapers, The Sunday Tribune, The Irish Examiner (subscription only).

Weather:

River Gauges: Keale Bridge (Blackwater), Duarrigle Bridge (Blackwater), Ahane Bridge (Owentaraglin River, Cullen)

Electricity Network: Service Interruption Map

Religious: Newmarket Parish, Millstreet Mothodist Church (the Lighthouse).

Pommerit-le-Vicompte is the town in Brittany, France that Millstreet is twinned with.

27 thoughts on “Links”

  1. Could my website be put back on the links site please. As we have a number of customers from millstreet and have been involved in millstreet tidy towns as well as other events.

    Regards Brian

  2. Hi Millstreet,
    I am looking for any information on my great grandfather John T. Egan (born 1807). He migrated to London, England and married Elizabeth C. (Egan) who was 34 years younger than he. She was from Southwark, london, England. If any one has any information or can suggest places in or around Millstreet to look, I am coming over to County Cork in September to research. Many thanks, Glenn Egan

  3. I live in Pennsylvania, USA andenjoyed an equestrian vacati originating in Millstreet – probably about 8 years ago or so. It was run out of Green Glen Equestrian Center which was within walking distance of a little downtown area. We stayed for a few days in dorm-type living at teh Center and then trail rode from place to place. We them trail rode from place to place each day and stayed in B & B’s and one hotel. The pictures from Millstreet Equestrian Center don’t seem to be the same place? I did not arrange the trip and ther person who did no longer has contact info. A gentleman named David was our host for the week and young woman named Moira assisted. There is another group of women interested in taking a similar trip. THis was very affordable at the time and great fun. Do you happen to have contact info on this facility or another one that offers similar town-to-town trail trips (not fox-hunting) at an affordable rate. Thanks!

  4. Hi I am keen to locate any descendents of the Linehan Family of Dooneens,
    Drishane.
    My Grandfather Patrick Linehan born 29th May 1870 son of Cornelius Linehan and Margaret (nee Condon) emigrated to New Zealand in around 1900. The 1901 census records the Linehan family remaining at Dooneens at that time as

    Linehan Cornelius 56 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Cork Farmer Read and write E and Irish Married –
    Linehan Margaret 60 Female Wife Roman Catholic Co Cork Farmers Wife Read and write E and Irish Married –
    Linehan William 30 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Cork Farmers Son Read and write – Not Married –
    Linehan Bridget 24 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Cork Farmers Daughter Read and write – Not Married –
    Linehan Joseph 20 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Cork Farmers Son Read and write – Not Married –
    Linehan Michael S 18 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Cork Farmers Son Read and write – Not Married –
    Linehan Nellie 17 Female Daughter Roman Catholic

    During the recording of my father Joseph Thomas birth details in Napier New Zealand in 1915, the spelling of the surname became Lenihan, not an uncommon occurence I understand back then. However all details on my grandfathers marriage and birth certificate record the surname as Linehan.

    Would be very grateful to learn if the Linehans still live in and are farming at Dooneens.

    Appreciate ant assistance
    Thanks

    David.

      1. Hullo Teresa, was thrilled to receive your reply this morning, made Easter really special. I am presuming its my email address you need…
        it is <email>.
        I have been living in Australia for the past 15 years, but my 3 brothers and sister and their families all remain in various parts of New Zealand.
        Look forward to hearing from you.

        Best wishes for a lovely Easter…
        Kindest Regards to you and your family…
        David

    1. Dave
      Been trying to get in touch with you – have thought about the good old days over the years and I may just reach you this time – last time I saw you was in Radio Lakeland I think it was in Taupo – Dave Thomson and I keep in touch, have a photo of all us gang in 1960/61 taken in Rotorua and would be keen to get a reunion of us all if possible – have it in Napier of course.

      Have I got through to you and are you THE Dave Lenihan who worked in the Napier Telegraph Office back then.

      Appreciate your reply

      Laurie Harding (email <email>

    2. Hi David,
      My name is Byron Fitzgerald, I am the ggg grandson of Julia Linehan, whom married John Fitzgerald in March 1835. Marriage and Baptism documents record Gurrane as the area of residence, in the parish of Dromtariffe. My gg grandfather William Fitzgerald marriage certificate (of 1879 in Sydney) shows that John as the father has the Christian name of Cornelius recorded on the marriage certificate.
      I suspect that there may be a connection to your family through Julia. Any information that you may have received about the Lineman’s would be most appreciated.

      Regards
      Byron Fitzgerald

      1. Hi Byron, Are you sure you have the correct William as there is also a William born 8 March 1835 to a Cornelius Fitzgerald and Julia Linehan in Cronrea Boherbue parish area.
        Regards
        Mary Hackett

  5. Hullo, was wondering if there are any photos available of the completed interior of St Patricks Church. Looking at the pics of the recent wedding of Julie and David I noticed how the renovated Church is very similar to my old parish Church in Napier New Zealand, also St Patricks, which was destroyed by fire, in 1982. Sadly it could not be restored to its former glory as it was a large wooden building and completely gutted.The remains were demolished and a completely new Church of modern design replaced it. It doesn’t have the feeling and history of course as the old, which was built in 1894 — a fine building of kauri NZ native wood, of pure Gothic style throughout, and capable of seating about 700 people. It was built at a cost of £3,500. The beautiful stained glass windows were imported from Lyons, and the bell, which weighed half a ton, was cast by the well-known firm at the time of Bourdon and Company, of Napier. The tall elegant spire of old St.Patrick’s was the first object to attract the eye on approaching Napier.
    I have searched the web but alas am unable to find a pic of the demolished St Pats to give you a comparison.
    Sincerely and best wishes to everyone
    David
    West Australia

    1. Hi David ,I can help here, I have photos from the 1920 / 1930 era + a lovely internal photo + photos of the fire , email me & I can forward
      <email>
      Cheers
      Russell
      Brisbane (Redcliffe)

  6. Hi David

    I am a descendant of Jeremiah Linehan and Mary nee Hickey who immigrated to New Zealand form somewhere in Ireland, married here in 1881, and went on to have 8 children. My grandmother, Hannah, was born in 1887. The family lived I believe initially in Norsewood, the for the most part in Waipukurau both of which are not far south of Napier. I would love to find out more of this family’s history so if you or anyone else could help me patch together information I would be most grateful.

    Rosemary
    Wellington

  7. Hullo Rosemary…I have recently completed my families connection to the Linehans in Millstreet, with very happy result.
    Afraid I can’t see any connection between our Linehan family tree and anyone named Jeremiah. My Grandfather Patrick Linehan, arrived in Wellington traveled on to Napier by sea, married Mary Monaghan,whose family originated in Gort Galway, in Napier in 1897, where the Surname changed from Linehan to Lenihan, they moved down to Foxton in the Manawatu, had 3 sons, my dad being the youngest and a daughter. They all moved back to Napier in about 1919 after the Great War and stayed there where my Grandmother Mary was killed in the great Napier earthquake of February 1931.
    Grandad Patrick then lived with my mum and dad until moving to wellington in 1947 where he passed away in 1949 aged 79. He is buried in the Catholic section of the Karori cemetery.
    I found a great help when searching was the Irish census of 1901 and 1911(link below)
    you have an excellent start as you have the names of your grandparents.
    Im sure if any of the locals know the names you have mentioned they will get back to you, the good people of Millstreet are very friendly and helpful, God Bless them, particularly the Linehans of Dooneens 🙂 Hi to them all.

    Good luck in your search Rosemary, Hope the link helps.

    http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

    1. Hi David
      Thank you for your prompt reply. The changes of names certainly make tracing ancestors difficult. I suspect that Jeremiah was not actually known as that; rather he was known probably as John. That will be why two of his children have two different records of their birth; they seem to have a father called both Jeremiah and John. What is very frustrating is that only about twenty years ago my father’s cousin did research into the Linehan family with excellent results and actually visited relations back in Ireland. He was an interesting person, whose Christian name escapes me now; he was married for many years and a successful business man involved our national railway. When his wife died about when he retired he trained to be a priest and worked as one for about ten years. It was during his time as a priest that he visited Ireland which no doubt added to his welcome. Life seems to have had phases of great busyness, and so I didn’t get to talk to him about the history he found. The next thing I was at his funeral. While the original NZ family was large they went on to have very few children if any, so the family is very scant now. I will keep on with my endeavors however.
      I certainly remember the lovely old church in Napier. We would visit that city about once a year when I was a child. I remember fainting there one Sunday having of course had no breakfast according to fasting restrictions in place at the time. I also remember how freezing it was in the winter time. But such lovely architecture and wood.

      Many thanks
      Rosemary

  8. Hi, My great-grandmother, Nora (or Hanora) Reardon (or Riordon) was born in Millstreet, Country Cork. She was baptized on 2/17/1873. Her parents were Eugene Reardon & Catherine (Sullivan) Reardon. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1895. We believe she was a passenger on the Teutonic arriving in N.Y. on 5/30/1985. Are there any relatives still living in Millstreet? My sister & I are researching our familty tree, and Nora is the only relative who we have been able to trace back to a particular town so far. If you can help me locate any relatives in the area, we’d greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

  9. The picture of Killarney Road showing the floral arrangements at the side of the road makes a beautiful wallpaper that I see every time I turn on my computer.

    I enjoy the “snippets” about Millstreet and its current residents.

    Although my mother had options, she chose to emigrate to New York in 1926. Seeing all of you on this website and how you enjoy your community makes me wonder what my mother’s life (and mine) might have been like had she chosen to remain in Ireland (Knocknagree at the time).

    Keep up the good work and have a great day!

  10. Kia Ora
    What an amazing link, I’ve just found this! My name is Kym Lenihan and I believe I am a descendant of Cornelius Linehan. My great grandfather was Patrick Linehan who came to New Zealand and for some reason his name was transposed to Lenihan. My Grandfather was definitely Joseph Lenihan who died in 1967. I am the daughter of Maurice Lenihan who was his oldest son and would love to hear from anyone who is related. I live in Hamilton New Zealand . I am a school teacher with two children – one at uni and another at high school. We would love to have you to stay -if anyone is down this way -Dad and Mum live at Mount Maunganui too which is a lovely beach resort -you’ d be most welcome!! Always a bed here and a beer and wine in the fridge!!!

  11. I am the great granddaughter of Daniel Murley and Honora Walsh who raised my grandfather at house #4 on Millstreet. Are any of these homes still there? I am planning a second visit and want to visit Millstreet. Thank. You!

    1. hi kathleen, most older houses in Millstreet would still be there. you give the address as #4 Millstreet, but you don’t give the street name. maybe it’s #4 Mill Lane, Millstreet that you’re looking for?

  12. Hi Kym,
    Greetings from Millstreet! I think I may be indeed related to you.
    Do you have an email address I could contact you on?
    Kind Regards,
    Marie.

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