Millstreet v Kinsale – Intermediate Championship

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Round 3

MILLSTREET 2-9 KINSALE 0-8 (result)
3pm Sunday 12th August
in Carrigadrohid

Well done to everyone involved. Meeting Kilnamatra or Glanworth in the quarter-final.

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Ballydehob and Mayo Themes on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening at 7 on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s feature on C103 at 7pm.  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene looks into the life and times of one of Ireland’s last street singers. Gail McMenamen talks about her brother Basil Morahan who was known throughout the country as ‘Dan the Street Singer’. A schoolteacher by trade, Basil’s attempts to keep the street singing tradition alive often embarrassed his family by dressing as a tramp. But the multi-talented Mayo man was in constant demand to sing and play in all parts of the country.     And….

In Ballydehob we reminisce on two local
sisters who ran a famous hostelry in the village, where everybody regardless of social standing was treated the same. Nell and Julia Levis are still fondly remembered by all who knew them. [read more …] “Ballydehob and Mayo Themes on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening at 7 on C103″

Millstreet Parish Credit Union Magnificent 50th Anniversary Celebrations on Friday Evening

Friday, 10th August 2018 marked the historic 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Millstreet Parish Credit Union.   The magnificent occasion began with the celebration of Mass by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with the participation of many Credit Union Committee Members in the special liturgy enhanced by Millstreet Parish Choir.   Dermot Kiely with Ted Kiely then unveiled a very impressive plaque at the Credit Union H.Q. in The Square.   Then followed a most enjoyable evening of refreshments, speeches, a special Draw and lots of memories evoked in the Wallis Arms Hotel.   We extend sincere congratulations to All who have given so generously of their time, talents and dedication over the past decades where friendliness, support and sound advice have been hallmarks of our very own Millstreet Parish Credit Union.   Every success in the years ahead and long may the spirit of Nora Herlihy continue in true evidence.  Here we share images from the wonderful occasion on Friday night.  (And some more pictures to follow later.) Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Coinciding with the exact moment of unveiling by Dermot Kiely – Donal Cashman superbly guided his hang-glider into Millstreet Town Park!

Members of the Staff of Millstreet Parish Credit Union – From left:  Bridget Fitzgerald (Manager), Catherine Daly, Mary Crowley and Bernadette Goulding.


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Parish Newsletter – 12th August 2018

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
NinetEENTH Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12th August, 2018
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:

RECENT DEATHS: Paudie O’Keeffe, Cullen.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Kathleen Kerwick, Boston & Lackabawn
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Abbey & William O’Regan, Ballydaly & their daughter Catherine
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Hugh & Mary O’Keeffe, Glountane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. John & Margaret O’Shea, Killowen

ANNIVERSARIES:: Connie Kelleher, Lackabawn; Dermot Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; John D. Murphy, Inchileagh; Jeremiah, Margaret & Mary Dennehy, Mountleader; Mary Todd, Canon O’Donovan Centre; Kate O’Driscoll, The Square; Mary Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Rita Hickey, West End.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 12th August 2018”

Fáilte Roimh ár bPríomhoide Nua

“Fáilte roimh ár bPríomhoide Nua, Pól Ó Síodhcháin. We extend a warm welcome to our new Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin. Having been Deputy Principal at Coláiste Daibhéid in Cork for the last five years, Mr. Ó Síodhcháin is looking forward to joining the team here in Millstreet. Best of luck, a Mháistir!” – from the NEW Millstreet Community School twitter account

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Munster Senior Hurling Championship in Millstreet

Cork Hurling History today remembers: “on this day in 1903 Cork and Kerry met in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semifinal, was played at the Sports Field in Millstreet. This was the first meeting of the counties since the 1892 Championship. The newspaper reports of the day did not provide much details of the scorers, but Cork opened with 2 points before striking for their first major and then rattled off 6 unanswered points before Kerry got their first point of the game. The halftime score line was Cork 1-08 to 0-01 for Kerry. The second half saw Cork open the scoring with their second goal and went on to seal a comfortable victory on a final score of Cork 2-11 to 0-03 for Kerry. This match was played in conjunction with the delayed 1902 Munster Senior Hurling Championship and Cork advanced to a Munster Final meeting with Limerick.”

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Millstreet Community School Debs 2018

The exquisite style of the young people was clearly in evidence on Thursday evening (9th August) as preparations for the Debs Event 2018 got underway at West End, Millstreet.   Two buses transported the very happy groups to the superb occasion in Limerick.  Here we share the first of our features illustrating the magnificent colour of the annual event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Community School Debs 2018”

Finding Garrett Cotter: the story behind the man whose name is on the Cotter Dam

For nearly 200 years, a brave young rebel from Millstreet, convicted and transported to Australia for firing on the His Majesty’s troops, has been the heroic name behind the river, the valley, the gap and dam that supplies potable water to Canberra. Below is a brief overview of his life:

Garrett Cotter was born in 1802 to peasant farmers, north of Millstreet in County Cork. British penal laws had denied Catholic families like Cotter’s not just the vote, but any education, land and major assets as well. They were consigned to penury and effective servitude.

This was a society, fumed reforming Edmund Burke in the House of Commons, “as well fitted for the oppression, impoverishment and degradation of the people, and the debasement of human nature itself, as ever proceeded from the perverted ingenuity of man”.

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Wonderfully Generous Response to Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website Church Gate Collection 2018

Sincere thanks to all who so very kindly contributed to last weekend’s church gate collection 2018 for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website which amounted to €2,302.17 (plus €25.00 cheque from Tralee this morning). Such generous support is greatly appreciated.  This uplifting amount was made up from the contributions at Millstreet church gate collection of €2,082.17 plus very kind donations presented from abroad and also from local people who delivered such donations before and after our annual church gate collection of €220.00.   This money will very much assist us in the continuation of running our Museum (insurance, heating, lighting and developments) and our Website (server and domain costs).   Having Myra Sheehan assisting in our Museum under a Government Scheme has meant such a lot and we only so wish such a hugely valuable Scheme could be extended.   We’re sincerely thankful to our Website Team (pictured below) who give of their talents and time entirely on a spontaneous manner to help maintain one of the most highly regarded community websites in Ireland.  We renew our appeal to our Website Visitors national and international who may wish to support our work anytime during the year.   For this purpose we’ve set up a Bank of Ireland facility where one can contribute if one wishes at any time. We have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are: IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.:  BOFIIE2D. We are most grateful to the many people who have very kindly used this method of support over the past year. It gives a real opportunity especially to those living abroad to assist us in our efforts to continue the services of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website.  We now share a selection of images from last weekend’s church gate collection.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Members of our website team – Hannelie, Seán and Michael.

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Tessie Celebrates her Hundredth Birthday

Tessie Kelleher,  Cullen, celebrated her hundred years young birthday last night at the Sandpit House Pub Dromtariffe at the Irish Trad Night with her family and friends where she comes without fail too once a month! Although Tessie’s birthday isn’t until this coming Friday, she will be waiting for the cheque from the president of Ireland! She still ran rings around us all and enjoyed the music, dancing, cake, finger food and laughter in her honour! There is another party planned for Saturday in Cullen for family, Have an amazing time Tess! Your an inspiration to us All!! – article thanks to Tom

more photos below… [read more …] “Tessie Celebrates her Hundredth Birthday”

Nunnery Road

Searching through the Griffith’s Evaluations for Millstreet (from about 1850), it was intriguing to see a reference to a Nunnery Road in Millstreet which I had not seen before. Has anyone heard of Nunnery Road before, and do they know where it refers to? [1]
update: we think we may have solved it – see below for details

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Results of O’Shea Shield

Results of the O’Shea Shield
1st. Sean Flynn
2nd. Alan McAuliffe
3rd. Ian Brophy

Results of the Beginners Category
1st. Jack O’Brien
2nd. Donagh Corkery
3rd. Jack Brophy

Above are the results of competitions played at Millstreet Pitch and Putt this evening (August 7th 2018), with the prizewinners and competitors pictured below:

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U14 North Cork Hurling Final

U14 Hurling B1 North Cork Championship Final
Millstreet 0-5 Kanturk 3-16 (Result)
on this Wednesday 8th of August

in Castlemagner at 7:30pm
Please support the team

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“Radio Treasures” Visits Cullen Vintage Event 2018 & Meets Christy Costello

On this evening’s “Radio Treasures” we visit the recent Cullen Vintage Event 2018 where we recorded a truly interesting interview with Christy Costello from the Listowel area of Kerry.   This we shall broadcast at 10pm on Cork Music Station.  We also feature lots of uplifting songs, music and musings.   And we report on our recent Museum Collection, on recent Visitors to our area, on Show preparations and we review our Listeners’ messages, texts and emails.  Feel most welcome to make contact with us on our Seán Radley Facebook chatline, our text line on 086 825 0074 or our email communication on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net  .  We share below images of our recent visit to Cullen Vintage Event.  Happy listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Interviewing Christy Costello of North Kerry at Cullen Vintage Event in July 2018.

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Eily’s Report – 7th August

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

I hope you are all well and happy following the wonderful Bank Holiday weekend. Having spent the days in picturesque Bearra, I can say that the crowds, both from at home and abroad,that were out for their summer break was truly immense. Each to their own choice of amusement, and beautiful weather to enjoy it.

And we have lots more to look foreward to in the coming weeks. Our annual Millstreet Summer Horse Show will run from August 15th to 19th, bringing the cream of Irish bloodstock to our Green Glens. The existing fifteen hundred stabling spaces, on the grounds, had to be increased to cater for the extra entries, that plus the number of local stabling which is provided by people of the area every year, tells its own story. As always admission is free throughout and patrons can come and go at will.

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Millstreet B.N.S. in 1953 Located at Clara Road

We thank Seán Murphy (formerly of Mill View, Millstreet) for providing us with this wonderful picture which will evoke many special memories.  Seán also provides us with a list of the names that he knows in reference to the photograph.   The Principal Teacher, Patrick O’Doherty is present in the image.   In 1953 the location of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS was on Clara Road opposite to the Presbytery.   Please make contact (in our comment section) or email <millstreetmuseum@eircom.net> if you can identify any further people in this truly historic and very interesting picture.  Many thanks to Seán’s nephew, Jason Murphy, for delivering the picture and name list to us.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet BNS 1953
List of 1953 names to BNS picture

Death Notice: Paudie O’Keeffe, Cullen Village

The death has occurred on Monday 6th August 2018 of Paudie O’Keeffe, Cullen Village. Passed away peacefully in the presence of his family in Marymount Hospice, brother of the late Tadghie and Liam. Sadly missed by his loving wife Nora, deeply regretted by his his sister Nora Mary, brothers Jeff, Donie and Batt, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen on Tuesday from 5.30pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to Marymount Hospice. [1]

Chloé in All-Ireland Quarter Final Action

Best of luck to Chloé Collins and the Cork Ladies Footballers who take on Westmeath this afternoon. It’s her first season with the Cork Seniors, and she is due to start at corner back.
Watch the game live on TG4, throw in is at  4.45pm at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

Result: Cork 8-18 Westmeath 1-6

 

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