Listen below to Jerry O’Sullivan of Radio Kerry bringing you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at the base of Ireland’s first charity air ambulance, the Irish Community Rapid Response service. Jerry visited the base in Rathcoole, Millstreet, where spoke to Ruth Bruton and John Murray where he learned that they actually have two helicopters in Rathcoole, and about the technical goings on behind the scene, and how they are funded:
Millstreet Vintage Club held a very successful AGM at The Parish Centre in Millstreet on last Thursday Night Dec 5th
with a strong Attendance who heard Dan O`Riordan Club Secretary outlining and recapping on a very successful and busy year for the Club in 2019 with many great events being held over the year including a highly successful Charity Truck Run,Car Runs,Tractor Runs, Barbeque,Cars/Chat/Coffee Mornings,Model Show etc taking place and as a result the Club raised over €22,000 along the way during the year as well for some very worthy Charities including Alzheimhers, Millstreet Pipe Band,Cullen Pipe Band,Cork Simon,Bumbulance for Children,CART Rural Transport Carriganima and ICRR Air Ambulance.
Myra Sheehan Club Treasurer gave a detailed Financial Report for the year gone by while Club Chairman Donie Lucey in his address thanked all Club Members,Fellow Committee Members and anyone else who helped and supported the Club during the Course of the year gone by.
Following this a New Committee for the Club was Elected as Follows:
John Barry-Vice President
Luke Hurley/Donie Lucey-Vice Chairman
Tim Lucey-Assistant Secretary
Tom Mulcahy-Assistant Treasurer
Willie Fitzgerald/Daniel Lane-Safety Officer
John O’Riordan-Equipment Officer Ita Fitzgerald/Myra Sheehan-Club Membership Officer
Millstreet Vintage Club are again planning on having a Busy year in 2020 with many of the Events held during the past year being planned again with the first Event of the year taking place on Sunday Jan 19 which will be a Cars/Coffee/Chat Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice to be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel,further details of this Event and all the other Events to take place during 2020 will follow shortly.
The Club is always open to New Members and if you want to find out more about joining the Club give Dan Barry a Call on 087 2680011 or Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569 or you can contact any Club Member and please do check out our Twitter Page https://twitter.com/MillstreetV for updates, and you can check us out on Facebook as well at https://www.facebook.com/Millstreet-Vintage-Club-1235187116516958/ or send an email to <email>
Upcoming Live Music at McCarthys Bar Millstreet this coming Weekend.
Saturday December 7th – Live Music with The O’Brien’s
Female ginger and white cat approximately 10 year old has gone missing from the Rathduane area since Sunday last.
Family pet and is dearly missed.
Contact 087 3377406
Aubane Social Club Christmas Diary of Events
This Friday 6th December – Switching on of Christmas Lights at Aubane Cross at 8 pm followed by Aubane Community Mass & Party at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre with Refreshments and Entertainment.
Monday 23 December – Set Dancing Christmas Party Night.
Wednesday 25 December Annual Christmas Morning Climb starting at 10.30 am – Bucket Collection all proceeds going to Aubane Community Centre Renovations Fund.
Friday 27 December – Around the Fireside a Night of Songs,Music and Yearns at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre.
The recently launched Millstreet Calendar 2020 is proving very popular and is now on sale throughout Millstreet in many shops and outlets. Selling at €7.00 each – profits from this year’s Calendars are being donated to Millstreet’s Children’s Playground Development Project. Many people have already posted multiple copies of the Calendar abroad to Relatives and Friends.
The AGM of Millstreet & District Housing Association (Millstreet Day Centre) will take place on Wednesday 11th December @ 7.30pm in the Day Centre. Local Support in attendance would be very much appreciated. We are trying to encourage more volunteers to get involved with the Centre so come along to the AGM to learn more!
Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to express their sincere gratitude and thank Jerry Casey of Casey Construction for a significant donation to the Playground Project. Come on Millstreet entrepreneurs and show your local business spirit like Casey Construction! TO DONATE: If you are in business locally or just like swings and slides and wish to make a donation 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hi all, it’s that time of year again and we must all turn our minds to the festive season. The festive season of course wouldn’t be the same without a delicious turkey for the dinner table on Christmas day! I rear traditional bronze turkeys in the millstreet area. 100% Irish, oven ready for the big day you can have the option to also have them boned and rolled to make the day that bit easier! For more information or to place an order please contact me Sean on 0857847879 I’d be delighted to hear from you!
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 above – Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number. One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! Click here to tune into tonight’s Show. (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday from 9:30 until 11:00pm with Pictorial Updates and Music Galore”
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.
Our Christmas Lights were turned on with great gusto on Friday evening. Great crowds, including many from other countries and creeds. All wearing Santa hats and sparkly gear adding a real carnival atmosphere to the occasion. If the evening was cold, nobody felt it. We had the pipe band, the community singers and the event was presided over by Community Council Chairman Noel Buckley. There were no shortage of politicians for turning on the lights. Warming cups of tea were passed around. Thanks to a friendly Garda presence who saw that all went well and passing traffic was not held up or delayed.
I have to compliment the hard working ladies who spearheaded it all and the many hands on people who worked so hard to made our Town Centre a bright and cheerful place in the run up to the Festive Season.
And now that the Christmas Season is on please shop at home. We need our shops and they need us. Our shops are always full of gift ideas at Christmas time. And they will all give vouchers which is the easiest way of all to shop. There are many of us who neither want to wade into the masses in the big stores nor know what to get, so a voucher from a local store is a winner every time. Be it a beauty product, hairdressing, clothing, heating fuel , cutting hedges, paint a wall , trim the grass , the list is endless. Good luck to those who love to rummage through the big places, but there are many who almost faint at the thought, and the idea of a voucher says it all. I know it does for me. So please shop at home.
Dermot, Lilly, Caroline & Steven Murphy
We would like to say how grateful we are to our loving families, good friends, amazing neighbours, and our caring and such a generous community for all your support during our traumatic and devastating day-to-day loss we have to endure.
We would like to thank the following:
Denise Symth who ran the Dublin City Marathon and raised an amazing €3,075.00.
Munster Fire& Safety for printing Viv on the Temple Street T-shirts.
Millstreet Community School, Cloghoula NS, Geraldine Davis (Cork mini marathon) and to each and every member of the Millstreet community who kindly donated money. We would also like to thank Sgt. Paul Lynch from the Millstreet Garda Station and all those that helped with traffic flow during Vivienne’s funeral service.
Finally but not least we have to say how amazed but not surprised we are of a very special young lady Sophia, so sweet and kind who donated her Confirmation money to Temple Street Hospital to help other children like her BFF (Best Friend Forever) Viv.
In these few months since her passing Vivienne’s honour has raised a total of €7,416.75 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital for the ICU Department.
No matter how young she was she made a massive impact on us as a family not to mention everybody else and is still making that impact.
“Viv.……Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place.”
Our Fire Brigade’s recent fire safety week was a great success in the Millstreet area. The five winners of our smoke detector give away are as follows:
All winners have been contacted but some are yet to collect their prize, if they remaining winners could make contact please and we will present your prize.
We thank Denis O’Mahony for alerting us to an ideal Christmas Present which is on sale at Boherbue Co-Op, Boherbue Supervalu and Tureen Creamery for the very reasonable price of €10.00 – the splendid “Tureen Creamery Commemorative Book incorporating a DVD”. Tureen is a Branch of Boherbue Co-Op located near Knocknagree. Here we share some five images from the recent launch of this historic gem. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Tureen Creamery Commemorative Book & DVD”
The presentation of a very impressive €2,092.65 cheque – the fruitful result of the annual Donal Guiney Memorial Table Quiz which took place in McCarthy’s Bar on 4th Oct. 2019 – happened at Rathcoole Airfield on Sat. 30th Nov. 2019 in the presence of the organising Committee which includes John O’Leary and Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. from the Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann and personnel from Air Ambulance. Here we share two images from the Sat. event and a further image from the Quiz night. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation to Air Ambulance Following Annual Donal Guiney Memorial Quiz”
Mass in Cullen Church on Saturday next the 7th December 2019 at 10.30am will be for the repose of the soul of Noreen Lucas née Duggan, daughter of Eileen and the late Noel Duggan of Lisnaboy, Cullen, who passed away on November 21st in Switzerland. Internment took place in Switzerland.
Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on next Thursday December 5th 2019 in the Parish Centre Millstreet at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars/Bikes and Tractors are welcome to attend. New Members always very welcome to the Club.
(Continuing our series on the events of 1919 with the help of the daily newspaper of the First Dáil, the Irish Bulletin.)
LEST WE FORGET (11)
THE FOLLOWING ARE ACTS OF AGGRESSION COMMITTED IN IRELAND BY THE MILITARY AND POLICE OF THE USURPING ENGLISH GOVERNMENT – AS REPORTED IN THE DAILY PRESS, FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 22nd, 1919.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 1919.
Raids:- Armed police raided the offices of the “Clare Champion” a weekly paper published at Ennis, and carried away type and other property.
Arrests:- Mr. Martin Thornton, Irish Language teacher, and Mr. Patrick Hohan, both of Tucker Street, Castlebar, were arrested on a charge of sedition. Mr. Leo Callaghan was arrested at Mallow, Co. Cork, on a charge of participating in an endeavour to obtain arms on a charge of illegal assembly.
Sentences:- Mr. Patrick J. O’Brien of Kells, Co. Meath was sentenced by courtmartial to imprisonment for one year and six months on a charge of possessing ammunition. Messrs. Martin, Thornton and Patrick Hohan, above mentioned were tried by “Crimes Court” and each sentenced to two months’ imprisonment. Thornton on a charge of reciting at a concert and the latter on a charge of singing a patriotic ballad: “The Dublin Brigade”. Mr. Michael Costello, above mentioned, was sentenced to two weeks imprisonment on a charge of “unlawful assembly”. The police witnesses declared that the unlawful assembly consisted in singing a song while passing the police. At Nenagh eight young men named Clery, Loughnane, Ahern, Herbert, Carroll, Kelly and Greene, were each sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for “unlawful assembly” and endeavouring to obtain arms. All the prisoners mentioned as sentenced in this list refused to recognise the right to try them of the Courts before which they were brought. [read more …] “Lest We Forget (11)”