Three Superb Mountain Race Events on Sat. 9th Feb. 2019

Irish Mountain Runners Association Millstreet was the true focal point for numerous energetic Athletes from 6:00 am until Sat. Night when no less that three highly regarded Mountain Races took place.   The first group of Athletes were transported to Kealkil in West Cork where at 8am they began their journey to Millstreet.  Gavin Byrne of Dublin was the first to reach the finishing flag just before 3pm.   A second group were transported to Ballyvourney from where they set off for Millstreet.  Official tracking was provided where one could follow on a special phone app at what stage the various participants were.  And at 1pm a group of almost one hundred climbed Clara Mountain.  Here we share some 24 images from what was a wonderfully sporting occasion in Millstreet.  Splendid refreshments were provided in Millstreet GAA Community Hall.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winner of Clara Mountain Race…Neilus Healy of Dublin and formerly of Church Street, Millstreet son of Nora and Denis.
Time to walk on air!
Gavin Byrne of DublinSupreme Winner of Kealkill to Millstreet Race.
One of the many superbly fit Athletes who participated in the Kealkill to Millstreet Race – Colin Buckley of Cork whose father Joe is a native of The Square, Millstreet.
Rosa from Spain (Ballyvourney to Millstreet Race), Tom from Limerick (Kealkill to Millstreet Race), James from Kilkenny (Kealkill Race) and Donal from Millstreet (Clara Race).
Dedicated Coordinator Donie Shine en route.

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Marie on Ireland’s Got Talent

Marie Kelleher got special mention on Ireland’s Got Mór Talent last evening where she sang Hopelessly Devoted to You (Grease, 1978) for the judges. As she says herself, she’s better at the singing than the talking, and a mighty performance too. Marie and her sister Breeda make up the Diamond Sisters and we’ve known for years how good they are. Watch her performance on  Ireland’s Got Mór Talent on the Virgin Media Player (from 18:49 to 20:13) (here)
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Parish Newsletter – 10th February, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10th February, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> 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: Jerry O’Donoghue, Cullen; Con Shine, Cullen; Helen Cronin, Ballylanders, Cloyne; Malachy Gleeson, Birdhill, Limerick.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Pauline & Dan Lyons, Dooneen
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Willie Neenan, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Joan & Michael Herlihy, Knockane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Pat Joe Kelleher, Pound Hill

Anniversaries: Pat Horgan, Ballydaly; James O’Byrne, West End; Vincent, William, Lilly Mae McSweeney, Flintfield; Julia Duggan, Claraghatlea; Dan Joe McSweeney, Ardnageeha; Desmond Kelleher, Australia & Kilmeedy; Nora O’Sullivan, Inches; Denis O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg & Dublin; Catherine Hickey, Cork; Kathleen O’Mahony, Clonakilty.

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Millstreet Community Council Extends Sincere Congratulations to O’Flynn Medical

Chairman Noel Buckley extends on behalf of Millstreet Community Council sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on receiving their highly prestigious Award at the recent major Award Ceremony in Cork.

Noel writes: ” Millstreet Community Council, on behalf of the community, would like to extend sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on winning The Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year Award.  This is indeed a prestigious achievement by O’Flynn Medical and a worthy recognition of their expansion over the past twenty years.” 

(S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” Features Jake Carter Sunday at 7pm C103

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information on this Sunday’s C103 Programme at 7pm – 10th Feb. 2019.  (S.R.)

In the beginning he was living in the shadow of his older and more famous brother Nathan, but now Jake Carter is a performing artist in his own right. 

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene chats to him about his Liverpool upbringing, and the mandatory and expected love of the Beatles and Liverpool Football club. 

We hear about his Irish Granny who doubles up as a groupie, while also instilling a love of Irish music in all of the young Carters. 

Accompanied by his trusted guitar, he sings a few of his favourite songs, while there’s also time to chat about life on the road, wanting to be his own man, and plans for the future.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Features Jake Carter Sunday at 7pm C103″

Zinc Mining in Millstreet?

“TORONTOFeb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Adventus Zinc Corporation (TSXV: ADZN, OTCQX: ADVZF) (“Adventus”) is pleased to announce that is has entered into a heads of agreement to sell its Lismore, Fermoy, Millstreet and Charleville exploration projects in Ireland to the privately-owned Australian exploration company BMEx Limited  … read the full press release on PRNewswire

The above press release was published yesterday, and frankly I had to read it twice to make sure I had read it right. Essentially the Adventus Zinc Mining Exploration Company purchased the rights to mine the area around Millstreet, and sold it to an Austrialian mining company. Just like that.

So what’s going on, and where is the mine? Well there isn’t any mine, nor have any exploratory drill holes been sunk as of yet. The companies are trading on the hope of finding Zinc in the Millstreet area. (Ireland has the highest concentration of zinc in the world.

Why Millstreet? Millstreet lies right on top of the Killarney-Mallow Fault Line, a major fault line where two tectonic plates were pushing against each other 270 million years ago, which ended up forming the mountains south of here. In creating the mountains, the surface of the earth buckled and layers containing Zinc from deep underground were pushed up to the surface where they are remain to this day, available for mining.

It is no coincidence therefore that the map of the Millstreet Block (below) follows the fault line from Killarney to Banteer. Nothing might ever happen with mining … but you’d never know.

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Impressive Cheque Presentation in Aubane for Irish Air Ambulance

Following the annual Christmas Morning Mushera Climb 2018 the proceeds amounted to the wonderfully impressive amount of €2,000.00.   A cheque for this uplifting amount was presented on Thursday night (7th Feb. 2019) in Aubane Community Centre to Shirley O’Regan of Youghal – the Irish Community Rapid Response by Land & Air Representative – in aid of the new Air Ambulance which will be based in Rathcoole.   MC, John F. Kelleher, expressed thanks to the many dedicated people who helped to make this very praiseworthy project such a great success again this year.  Shirley outlined the importance of such fundraising for the all-important developing Air Ambulance Service and provided an update on the progress of the overall project…with special reference to Rathcoole.   A brief interview with Shirley may be heard on Cork Music Station this Tuesday, 12th Feb. at 10pm in the “Radio Treasures” programme.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Shirley O’Regan (centre) with members of the O’Mahony Family.

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Boherbue’s Music Room Tonight at 8

Tim Murphy of Boherbue is the Presenter at tonight’s (7th Feb. 2019) Music Room in the Pearse Memorial Hall, Boherbue at 8pm.  All are very welcome.   

Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s Presenter on Friday, 15th Feb. 2019 at 8:15pm in Millstreet Day Care Centre will be Dermot Kiely of Cullen.  Everyone is very welcome.  (S.R.)

Mushera Mountain Climb Presentation to Irish Air Ambulance Group in Aubane Community Centre on Tonight Thursday Feb 7th at 8pm

The Proceeds of the Annual Christmas Morning Climb will be presented to Representatives of the Irish Air Ambulance Group on Tonight Thursday Night Feb 7th at 8.00 pm sharp in Aubane Community Centre. To all those who climbed on Christmas Morning we would love to see you there and Everybody Welcome to come along on the Night.

Table Quiz In Aid Of Kilcorney Church Restoration Fund

TABLE QUIZ IN AID OF KILCORNEY CHURCH RESTORATION FUND

A fundraising table quiz will be held in Moll Carthy’s Bridge on this Friday night the 8th February commencing at 8.30pm.  Everybody welcome to come along and support this worthwhile fundraiser.  [read more …] “Table Quiz In Aid Of Kilcorney Church Restoration Fund”

Death Notice: Jerry O’Donoghue, Cullen

The death has occurred of Jerry O’Donoghue
Cullen, Co. Cork

Passed away peacefully at his residence following a short illness bravely borne. Deeply regretted by his wife Joan, his daughter Cathy, brother Anthony, in-laws, relatives and friends.

Lying in Repose at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet on Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Oncology unit CUH.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [RIP]

Studying the War of Independence in Duhallow

Duhallow Heritage Society will hold a talk by local author and military historian Dr. William(Barry) Sheehan. The title of the talk is ‘Studying the War of Independence in Duhallow’. The talk will take place on Tuesday 12th February in ‘Dubhlinn’ Social Centre, Kanturk which is adjacent to Kanturk Mart.

Admission €5.00 All Welcome.
For enquires contact 087 9335404 or 087 9438360
Directions to the Dubhlinn Social Centre are below [read more …] “Studying the War of Independence in Duhallow”

Netflix Debut for Conor

A huge Congratulations to Conor Sheahan on his Netflix debut. Conor is an extra in the critically acclaimed Irish film “Michael Inside”. He can be seen in several scenes. “Michael Inside” was shown in Irish cinemas last year and is now being streamed worldwide on Netflix.

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Donagh at helm of £3.8bn UK builder

The CEO of London’s number two homebuilder tells John Reynolds of his upset, as an immigrant, about the UK’s vote to quit Europe

For a self-confessed avid follower of politics in these islands and across the Atlantic, the office of Donagh O’Sullivan, CEO of Galliard Homes, has an apt setting, on the edge of Westminster in the heart of London and just around the corner from the home of Channel 4 television. The 50 year-old Corkman, who grew up in Cullen, near Millstreet, was one of seven sons of parents who owned a petrol station and bus-hire company in the village.
A graduate of UCC, he has lived in the English capital for 28 years and now runs what is the second largest residential developer in the city, with FTSE-listed Berkeley Group ranking number one.
With a staff of 650, and employing up to 8,000 indirectly at any one time, Galliard is … [read the full article on the Sunday Independent].  [read more …] “Donagh at helm of £3.8bn UK builder”

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

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station will focus on three areas – TR Dallas and Musician Joe King in Carriganima – A truly magnificent and moving version of “Sweet 16” and we hear “You are my sunshine” which was signed for the hearing challenged at Rathmore’s 2019 Pantomime “Rapunzel”.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  And we hear about our first Podcast – last week’s Interview now available thanks to the excellent work of Bernard Crowley. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!

TR, Seán & Joe at Carriganima
J.R. meets T.R.!
Grandparents’ Day at Presentation N.S. today (Tues. 5th Feb. 2019)
“Rapunzel” – Magnificent Rathmore Pantomime 2019
Double Rapunzels!

Surprise!

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You too can live to 99, if you play your cards right

What’s the secret to staying card sharp as you approach your 100th birthday? For Cullen man Paddy O’Mahony, the answer is to eat well, enjoy lots of fresh air — and play a sociable game of cards three times a week.

And he’s a good man for the advice, as his great-granny lived to 103, and his 94-year-old sister is a card player too! Paddy, who was 99 on Christmas Day, lives in Cullen, near Millstreet. He and his late wife, Mary, from Kerry, had four children, Bridie, Thade, Noel and Siobhan.

He plays cards every week in Cullen, Castleisland and Ballydesmond and says: “My father played the game of 45 and 31. He taught me how to play cards at the age of five.” Paddy’s card-playing partner, Betty, has been alongside him for 30 years, and he also stays active by minding the animals at the home farm at Meenaglóherane … read the very interesting full article on EchoLive.ie

 

Rediscover the Joy of the Train

Iarnród Éireann‘s recent marketing campaign is about rediscovering the joy of the train … but one of our eagle-eyed readers sent us in a message about the poster saying: “If you look out the window you will see Clara Mountain“.  What do you think?

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Eily’s Report – 5th February

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

Despite the weather warnings of many colours, we have come to the first week in February relatively unscathed by any adverse weather conditions.

And the Wheel of Millstreet keeps on turning, with the likes of O’Flynn Medical being awarded the Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year 2019 .

Young Ciarán O Sullivan, from Cullen, making waves in the field of Soccer.

We have news of a new business starting up in the Square, and some vacant premises being snapped up. It all helps to put us in a positive mood for the year ahead.

The AGM of our Community Council will be held on Tuesday night February, 12th), of next week. New members welcome to come to this meeting and become members. It starts at the Wallis Arms Hotel at 8 pm, and all are welcome.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 5th February”

Remembering the late Con O’Sullivan of Carriganima

During the recent Funeral Mass of the late Con O’Sullivan of Carriganima Village who was known far and wide as a true gentleman, a wonderfully dedicated Postman supreme and one who fulfilled many hugely impressive roles – a magnificent tribute was delivered by members of Con’s Family.   Here we share the beautiful feature which appeared in last week’s “Corkman” in the Clondrohid Notes.   We thank Con’s Daughter, Mary (who so superbly supported Con especially in his later years within a very welcoming home setting) for also sharing a number of images showing Con in his renowned Postman’s role and also his great love and care of pet dogs.   We extend our sincere sympathy to the entire O’Sullivan Family on the sad departure of Con to his Eternal Reward.  R.I.P..  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mary and her father Con

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O’Flynn Medical, Cork SME Company of the Year 2019

O’Flynn Medical are delighted and honoured to have won the Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year 2019.
A huge thank you to all our valued customers, suppliers, friends and neighbours, not to mention the support and good wishes extended from near and far.
I would particularly like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to my loyal staff. Their diligence, motivation and dedication has made O’Flynn Medical what it is today and without them this would not have been possible.
Warm Wishes, Tadhg O’Flynn

[read more …] “O’Flynn Medical, Cork SME Company of the Year 2019”