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

We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene, for the following advance information on this evening’s C103 radio feature.  (S.R.)

One of the first clubs in Ireland to field a team of professionals, and the longest surviving League of Ireland club in the city, Cork City Football Club was founded in 1984. Their 33 year history however has been a mixture of success on the field of play, and some financial trouble off it, including entering a period of examinership.

But Cork City fans are rated second to none, proof of which was evident in 2010 when Cork City supporters set about rescuing their club. A licence under Cork City Foras Co-Op was awarded to the fans who entered a team in the League of Ireland First Division. Two years later they were promoted back to the premiership division.

In the first of a two part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits the club to find out how this rescue plan worked both on and off the field. The manner in which it was achieved has attracted the attention of much bigger clubs across Europe who now seek Cork City’s help and advice.

Cork City Football Club is now part of the ‘Erasmus Plus project’, which involves six member clubs across Europe who learn from each other. Schalke-Zero-Four, one of the biggest clubs in Europe and with a membership of 140,000 are also involved in the project. They arrive in Cork in April to learn from Cork City FC with a membership of 400. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening at 7 on C103″

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Greetings from Pommerit le Vicomte

The wonderfully dedicated Twinning Committee of Pommerit le Vicomte at its recent AGM. Our great Friends extend sincere greetings to us all here in Millstreet and throughout Ireland on this St. Patrick’s Week 2017. Merci boucoup nos Amis and we also extend our heartfelt greetings to all in Brittany. We especially thank Yves and Daniel for communicating with us. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Parish Newsletter – 19th March, 2017

PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Third Sunday of Lent – 19th March, 2017
CANON JOHN FITZGERALD P.P. TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
EMAIL: <email> WWW.DIOCESEOFKERRY.IE
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00A.M.-1.00P.M. & 2.00P.M.-5.00P.M.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Maureen O’Keeffe, Ahane; Fr. Donal O’Hare, Cloghoula & Kansas; Noreen Ball (nee O’Connor) Manchester & Coolikerane; Ned Kelleher, Pound Hill & Canada; Bishop Eamon Casey.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 18th March:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Julia, Denny & Jerry Kelleher, Cahirdowney
Sunday 19th March:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Mary Moynihan, Rathduane
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Betty Kelly, Ploverfield
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Cait & Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy

Anniversaries: John Joe Tangney, Main Street; Denis O’Regan, Station Road; Christy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Peg Healy, Murphy’s Terrace; Ned Buckley & the deceased members of the Buckley family, Mill View & Knocknakilla; Eily Geaney, Lackabawn; Breda Buckley, Coolnagillagh; John & Catherine O’Donoghue, Aubane; Noreen Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower; James Twohig, Aunagloor; Kathleen Hickey, Shanaknuck; Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly; Michael O’Mahony, Ballydaly. Kathleen Forde, Lislehane; Patrick Brosnan, Ahane; J.J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty; Harry Dimmock, London & Aubane.  continue reading the full article “Parish Newsletter – 19th March, 2017”

Annual Carriganima Parade on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 3pm

Seán Murphy in his St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Rathmore winning entry reminding us that the Carriganima Parade begins at 3pm tomorrow (Sunday, 19th March 2017). William Fitzgerald will be providing lots of atmospheric Country-and-Western plus Irish Music in advance of the highly anticipated excellent Parade. Also included in our image above is Sgt. Paul Lynch.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Best Window Display 2017 at Rathmore Parade.

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Millstreet – Part One

We share the first part of our coverage of St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet on 17th March 2017.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And we continue to share a further 65 pictures of the important national day. continue reading the full article “St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Millstreet – Part One”

‘The Buds of Ballybunion’ by John B. Keane at Millstreet Community School Note change of start time

MILLSTREET COMMUNITY SCHOOL

TY DRAMA PRESENT

JOHN B. KEANE’S HILARIOUS COMEDY

“THE BUDS OF BALLYBUNION”

TONIGHT (16th March, 2017)

TIME:  8.15pm 

NOTE THE LATER START TIME TO FACILITATE

THOSE ATTENDING MASS

PLACE: School Canteen

COST:  €8 Adults    €5 Children/Students

DON’T MISS THIS FANTASTIC NIGHT OUT!

Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School

The superb Cast and Production Team (Jennifer O’Donoghue & Margaret Buckley) of John B. Keane’s “The Buds of Ballybunion” which has been playing to capacity audiences at Millstreet Community School. The magnificent presentation featuring the excellent Students of the MCS Transition Year is thoroughly enjoyable and portrays some truly splendid dramatic talent. Sincere congrats to all involved. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share lots more images of the magnificent production. continue reading the full article “Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School”

St. Patrick’s Story in Lego

There’s a special treat for kids on Main Street for this St.Patrick’s Day. Someone has gone to great efforts to created the lego story of St. Patrick as their window display, and it’s fantastic. Fair play to the creator. We would advise all children (small and big) to go and have a look before it disappears, but if you can’t, just click on the photo below to see the detail  (with thanks to Áine for sending this in)

Death Notice: Rev. Donal Joseph O’Hare, Wichita, Kansas, USA & Cloghoula, Millstreet

O’Hare, Rev. Donal Joseph 93, Retired Catholic Priest, died Sunday, March 12, 2017. Rosary and Vigil will be at 6:00 P.M. Thursday, March 16, 2017; Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 17, 2017, both at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Preceded in death by his parents, Denis and Rita O’Hare; brothers, Thomas, Jerome, Victor, Denis, Eddie, Rev Fr. John Brendan; nephew, Denis O’Hare of Coole, Millstreet, Ireland. Survived by his loving nephews and nieces, and brother priests. A memorial has been established with: Priest Retirement and Education Fund c/o Catholic Diocese of Wichita, 424 N. Broadway St., Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary – East Chapel.

We thank Derry O’Hare for the following additional information:

O’Hare (Wichita, Kansas, USA and Cloghoula, Millstreet)

O’Hare, Rev. Donal Joseph 93, Retired Catholic Priest, died Sunday, March 12, 2017.
Preceded in death by his parents, Denis and Rita O’Hare; brothers, Thomas (Cork), Jerome (Coole), Victor (Cloghoula), Denis (Dublin), Eddie (Macroom), Father Brendan (Florida, USA), and by his nephew, Denis O’Hare of Coole.
Survived by his sister-in-law, Kathleen O’Hare of Coole, his loving nephews and nieces and brother priests. 

Share tributes online at: Downing & Lahey Funeral Home, Wichita, Kansas

 

Breaking News – Eily to be Grand Marshal of Millstreet Parade 2017!

Eily Buckley has been honoured with the highly prestigious role of Grand Marshal in this Friday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade beginning at 5pm in Millstreet. Sincere congratulations to Eily who so richly deserves this great honour. The tradition of Grand Marshal for our annual Parade is new and we are very grateful to Margaret Bourke for suggesting the establishment of such an important role in the magnificent annual event. Do look out for Eily in a superb truly historic open vintage car at the beginning of the Parade. Eily will then join the many Guests on the Reviewing Stand in The Square. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Celebrates St. Patrick’s Week 2017

Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” truly celebrates St. Patrick’s Week 2017.   Our music is distinctively Irish and we chat about the many traditions and stories relating to our National Feast.  We share news about last Sunday’s  Parade in Rathmore and we talk about next Sunday’s Parade in Carriganima.  We also view images from today’s Confirmation Ceremony in Millstreet.  Our programme is from 9:30 to 11:00pm.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Just log into www.corkmusicstation.com.

Eily’s Report – 14th March

Dia is Mhuire diobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

This is a big Day in Millstreet with about 78 children receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. The celebrant being Bishop of Kerry Ray Brown. The ceremony starts at 3.30pm  and I want to send our sincere congratulations to all the children and their parents, teachers and guardians on this momentous occasion. All are welcome to attend.

The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held tonight at the Wallis Arms Hotel Starting at 9 and all members please attend to finalise the plans for St.Patrick’s Day Parade, on Friday.

Everybody is asked to come out in honour of our Patron Saint. The Parade will start out from the Green Glens Yard Station Rd.at 5pm and proceed to the reviewing stand in the Town Square. All clubs, schools, groups pre-school and individuals are asked to take part. There will be prizes for the best float, commercial, industrial, vintage entries and a host of other features in the parade as well as best dressed window. The town will be adorned with colourful bunting. For the little ones, there will be face-painting at the E-Centre. The list goes on and we hope the weather will be kind.

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Cullen & District Special Needs Association Prizegiving Event 2017

The ten week Sponsored Weight Loss Programme in aid of Cullen & District Special Needs Association came to an end on Monday, 13th March 2017 in Cullen Community Centre. A total of 465 lbs was lost over the ten weeks and a total of €5,270.00 was contributed. Sincere congratulations to the organisers, the winners and all those who helped in any way to make the annual event such a tremendous success. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share lots more pictures from the wonderfully praiseworthy annual event.  John Tarrant will have full details of winners in the “Corkman”. continue reading the full article “Cullen & District Special Needs Association Prizegiving Event 2017”

Death Notice: Maureen O’Keeffe, Ahane

The death has occurred on Sunday 12th March 2017 of Maureen O’Keeffe, Ahane, Cullen, Cork / Knock, Mayo.

In the wonderful care of Araglen Nursing Home, Boherbue. Daughter of the late Bill and Kate (nee Duggan). Deeply regretted by her loving sister Noreen, brothers Fr Anthony, Michael and Paddy, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighours and friends.

Reposing on Tuesday in the Church of the Navity, Cullen from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. “May She Rest In Peace”

Death Notice: Noreen Ball (née O’Connor), Manchester

The death has occurred of Noreen Ball, née O’Connor, of Manchester and formerly of Millstreet. Peacefully on 6 March 2017 at Whitefield House Nursing Home. Predeceased by her loving husband Gilbert and her son David, Noreen is survived by her son Kevin, daughter Gillian and grandson Cameron.

The funeral will be held at Our Lady of Grace church in Prestwich Manchester on Wednesday 15 March 2017 at noon.

Contact through Lilywhites funeral directors in Prestwich, Manchester.

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

We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene, for this advance information on this evening’s programme at 7.   (S.R.)

As the country gears up to become awash with green and celebrate another St. Patrick’s Day, ‘Where the road takes me’ pays a visit to the North Cork town of Mallow to check on what will be their 31st parade and festival. This year’s Grand Marshall will be Rosemary o’Neill, daughter of the late Tip o’Neill, 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. His Great Grandparents were born, reared and married in Mallow.

At Mallow Castle we meet caretaker Ned Murphy who remembers a visit by the Irish American politician who was also greeted by actress Maureen o’Hara.

Chairman of the St. Patrick’s Day Committee Noel o’Connor talks about the festival itself, and it’s theme for this year which is – ‘Mallow, a great place to live in’.

At the Tip o’Neill Park in the centre of town, Michael o’Neill who is a cousin of the famous Irish American family, looks at the Mallow family tree.

And………….. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening at 7″

Parish Newsletter – 12th March, 2017

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday of Lent – 12th March, 2017
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Chris Kiely, Liscahane; Dave Gudemann, Clounts, Rathmore; Mary McLoughlin (nee Dineen), Carrigacooleen, Killarney & London; Sheila (Judy) Phelan (nee Scally) Murphy’s Terrace & Australia; Donal O’Donoghue, Killarney

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 11th March:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Eily & John Joe Greaney, Lackabawn
Sunday 12th March:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Mary Joe & Billy Murphy, Coole Cullen 10.15 a.m. Mary Hickey, Carriagline, Rathmore

Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Conchubhar O’hEalaithe, Drishane Road Anniversaries: Kathy Twohig, Aunagloor; John O’Sullivan, Coolinarne; Seamus McCarthy, Carrigacooleen; Denis & Nora Theresa Manley & their daughter Betsy Hanlon; Mary & Jeremiah (Darby) Kelleher, Minor Row; Dan O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace; Nevaeh Keane, Millstreet; Catherine Devine, Cockhill; Nora Fleming, Meenagloherane; Martin Healy, Kilcorney; Mary Murphy – Bosanko, Ballydaly & New Zealand; Frank Keane, Knocknagree; Maureen Manley, Florida & Millstreet; Nora & Dan O’Leary, Umeraboy; Denis Vaughan, Newmarket.

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Sincere Friend of Millstreet Niamh Kavanagh Wins Celebrity Masterchef Ireland 2017

Heartfelt congratulations to sincere Friend of Millstreet since 1993 – Eurovision Winner Niamh Kavanagh who on TV3 tonight won Celebrity Masterchef Ireland 2017. Click on the images here from TV3 to enlarge. (S.R.)
Such is the kindness of Niamh that within minutes tonight she replied to our text expressing her sincere appreciation to the Millstreet people for such uplifting greetings. Niamh’s superb win may be viewed on the TV3 Player.

continue reading the full article “Sincere Friend of Millstreet Niamh Kavanagh Wins Celebrity Masterchef Ireland 2017”

Millstreet Vintage Club’s Very Successful Chat, Coffee and Cars…& Tractor

Pictured at Café Aroma, Minor Row, Millstreet on Sunday, 5th March 2017 some of the many Enthusiastic Vintage Participants at the Chat, Coffee & Cars Event where Noreen provided lots of appreciated refreshments including delicious freshly baked scones. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share further pictures from the special occasion.  Lots more images also on Facebook of Millstreet Vintage Club. continue reading the full article “Millstreet Vintage Club’s Very Successful Chat, Coffee and Cars…& Tractor”

Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

MILLSTREET ST PATRICKS DAY PARADE 2017

CALLING ALL CLUBS, SCHOOLS, GROUPS, PRE SCHOOL AND INDIVIDUALS TO TAKE PART.

DENNY POP MEMORIAL CUP FOR BEST FLEET ON THE DAY

VARIOUS CASH PRIZES UP FOR GRABS ON THE DAY FOR PEOPLE TAKING PART

LIVE MUSIC IN THE SQUARE FROM 4.30 PM

FREE FACE PAINTING IN THE E CENTRE FROM 4.30 PM

PARADE COMMENCES AT 5.00 PM IN THE GREEN GLENS CARPARK STATION ROAD