Eily’s Report – 11th April

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

The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms hotel tonight starting at 9pm. All members please attend.

And let me remind you once again to tune in on tomorrow Wednesday night April 12, when RTEs Nationwide program will do  feature on the Barry Home at Lackabawn, which is part of the centenary celebrations by renowned the Ford Company, highlighting  100 years in Ireland, in both the car and tractor business.

The popular Nationwide program goes on air  just after the six o’clock news. Don’t miss it.

This is Holy Week the most solemn week in our religious calendar, remembering the Crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday,  and we are all urged to attend the many divine services.  Also pay  visits the church and saying the Stations of the Cross as often as possible.

  • On Holy Thursday devotions will be held in Cullen Church at 6.30 and in Millstreet at 8pm.
  • Good Friday in Cullen  at 6.30 and Millstreet 3pm.
  • Holy Saturday,  Polish Community Blessing of Food at 2pm and Easter Vigil at 9pm.
  • Confessions will be held after most ceremonies in the parish churches.
  • Easter Sunday remembering Christs resurrection from the dead is regarded by many as the most joyous and important occasion of  our religious year, when Christ triumphed over death itself.

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Preparing for Easter 2017 in Millstreet

Jerry Lehane reminds us of the annual Easter Parade in Millstreet this Easter Sunday and (below) Members of Millstreet Pipe Band practise in their very colourful setting of the Creche “Bandroom” in preparation for the important Millstreet Parade. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share further images: continue reading the full article “Preparing for Easter 2017 in Millstreet”

Local Competitors Success at Moonraker Forestry Rally

Tom Murphy/Kieran O`Donoughue Winners of Class 10

Ruairi Mcguire/Grace O`Brien Winners of Class 9


The Moonraker Forestry Rally which took place last Saturday April 8th was the 2nd Round of the Valvoline Forestry Championship,the Rally which was  based at the Abbey Hotel in Ballvourney and oraganised by Munster Car Club who laid on 8 Challenging Stages around Mullaghanish and the surrounding areas on what turned out to be a
very dry day which made for sometimes quite dusty conditions,once
again there were some Local Competitors taking part with last years
winners Desi Henry and Ballydaly Co-Driver Liam Moynihan leading the
Field away,while they didn`t repeat last years Victory this time
around they still finished a fine 4th overall at the end, Tom
Murphy and his Co-Driver Kieran O`Donoughue in there Ford Escort Mk2 had a great Run and at the end of the Rally they emerged victorious in Class 10,Grace O`Brien from Dromtariffe was the Co-Driver in the Class 9 winning Vauhall Nova which was driven by Ruari Maguire from Tyrone, John O`Sullivan from Boherbue driving his Fiesta finished 5th in Class 16,Ballvourneys Ciaran Creedon driving a Honda Civic and Co-Driven by John Murphy had a great run and finished 2nd in Class 11F,
Danny Creedon and Derry Healy in there Subaru Impreza had to
retire on Stage 2 due to a Mechanical Issue but returned under
Rally 2 Rules to have a great run and finish 6th in Class 15,there
was no luck for Ger Cullinane who had to retire after 4 Stages
while going well in his Toyota Starlet,The Rally had 81 starters
which is a record amount of Competitors taking part in a Forestry
Event in recent years and was won by Keith Cronin in a Fiesta R5
who was in turn followed Home by Josh Moffett Fiesta R5 in second
place with his Brother Sam Moffett Fiesta WRC finishing in 3rd
place overall in what was a closely contested Battle at the Top End
of the Field. The 2wd Battle was won by David Crossan in a Ford Escort MK2,Out of the 81 Crews that started the Event 65 made it back to the Finish Line after a tough days Competition.

Many thanks to Matthew Twomey for the Photographs and you can see more of his Photos at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos

Best of Luck to Shane and Evan this evening

The very best of luck to Shane Hickey (Millstreet) and Evan Murphy (Dromtarriffe) who take part in this evening’s Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final for Cork against Tipperary this evening in Thurles.

Evan is picked at centre forward while Shane is listed amongst the subs.

Cork v Tipperary, Wednesday 12th April, 2017 @ 7pm, at Semple Stadium, Thurles, extra time if necessary.

Result: Cork 3-21 Tipperary 1-8 🙂

The Cork football team for tonight’s Munster Minor Championship v Tipperary in Semple Stadium, Thurles @ 7pm has been announced and can be seen on the Cork GAA website

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Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Fund Scheme 2017

Good news for Millstreet Town this week with confirmation of funding for a number of organisations based in Millstreet Town and surrounding areas as part of the 2017 Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Fund Scheme.
Organisations funded are as follows:

  • Millstreet Tidy Towns – €1,800
  • Ballydaly Action 2000 Group – €10,000
  • Kilcorney Community Development Association – €1,500
  • Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club – €300
  • St. John’s Well Committee – €3,000

Millstreet Town will also have the benefit from an additional allocation of €14,000 from Cork County Council’s Town Development Fund during 2017 which will be allocated following consultation with Millstreet Partnership Committee. Well done to all involved! – from Cllr. John Paul O’Shea

Death Notice: Denis O’Leary, Islanddave

The death has occurred of Denis O’Leary, formerly of Islanddave Boherbue and Coolclougher, Boherbue, who passed away peacefully in his 92nd year at the residence of his nephew John and Betty Corcoran. Son of the late Timothy and Julia and dear brother of the late Michael, Jerry, Timmie, John, Nora Mai (Lordan), Sheila (Corcoran), Peggy (Alford), Mary (Donovan) and recently deceased Eileen (Sheehan). Sadly missed by his nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, kind neighbours and his many friends in the Canon O’Donovan Day Centre, Millstreet. May he rest in peace.
Rosary on today, Tuesday, at 10 p.m. at his nephew’s residence, Coolclougher. Reposing on Wednesday at his nephew’s residence from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by removal to Derrinagree Church. Liturgy of the Word on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Kiskeam Cemetery. Memorial Mass on Monday in Derrinagree Church at 7.30pm.

Millstreet Vintage Club on RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Tonight at 7pm

Update: if you missed it, you can see the programme on the RTE Player here

On Sat. 1st April RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Team visited Millstreet to film over 40 Ford Tractors for a Ford Centenary feature which will be broadcast tonight (Wednesday, 12th April 2017)at 7pm on RTÉ1 television. Here we view (in centre) Anne and Dan Barry with the RTÉ Team at the conclusion of filming in the exquisite setting of Drishane Estate. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Filming took place at Lackabawn, through Millstreet Town and in Drishane.

And we feature further images from the very impressive vintage scenes in Millstreet. continue reading the full article “Millstreet Vintage Club on RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Tonight at 7pm”

“Radio Treasures” Now on air until 11pm

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight …  Some real treasures!  Lots of excellent music from all over the world and of course, Ireland.   And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Sincerest Thanks

Dear Folks of Millstreet,
My sincerest thanks for your warm and friendly hospitality. The CIE Tour Group enjoyed their visit to Nibbles and The Wallis Arms. Thank you, Seán for an informative overview of Millstreet. I am so grateful to have met my cousins, Brigid and John. I carry so many precious memories home but I’ve left my heart in Millstreet. Until we meet again.
God bless you, Judy Morrison

PS. I’d love to hear from anyone who has information on the Callaghan Clan or the Boyles.

Cruinniú agus Ceiliúradh na Cásca 2017 – Celebrating Easter Monday in Millstreet

This Easter Monday, 17th April 2017 marks the first nationwide “Ceiliúradh (Cruinniú) na Cásca” (A Celebration at Easter) – A national celebration of our Irish Heritage, our Irish Art and our overall national sense of pride in our many great attributes as a nation.  We thank Conor Nelligan, Heritage Officer for Cork City & County for motivating this special Day of Irish Culture.  In Millstreet we shall mark the day in the following way:

2pm to 4pm:  Millstreet Museum will present an illustrated account of its many treasures and historic items at our Museum Centre in Carnegie Hall.

4pm to 5.15pm:  A Guided Tour of Millstreet Town where focus will be placed on its many significant locations.

5.15pm to 6.00pm:   Visiting Drishane Estate where an International Event will be taking place with emphasis on a Family Fun Afternoon.

All the events are free and everyone is most welcome.    Below we share images from the recent very colourful annual Easter Bonnet Occasion at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.  (S.R.) 

And we continue with some more Easter Bonnet pictures – Click on the images to enlarge: continue reading the full article “Cruinniú agus Ceiliúradh na Cásca 2017 – Celebrating Easter Monday in Millstreet”

Parish Newsletter – PALM SUNDAY – 9th APRIL, 2017

PALM SUNDAY – 9th APRIL, 2017.
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
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: William Gleeson, Clara Road; Sr. Máirín Campbell, Drishane Sister; Declan Corbett, Lisgriffin.  continue reading the full article “Parish Newsletter – PALM SUNDAY – 9th APRIL, 2017”

Hugely Impressive Weight Loss Achievements at “The Loft”

“The Loft” Fitness Studio’s Instructor Pat Sheehan (centre) with two of the most successful weight loss participants of 2017. From left with all three holding the weight lost by Gabriel Tully from Nadd who lost a hugely impressive 7st. (44.5 kg) over a period of eleven months and (on extreme right) Declan Kelleher of Aubane, Millstreet who in 12 weeks lost an equally impressive 3st 2lbs (20kg). Sincere congratulations to Gabriel and Declan on such a magnificent and totally inspiring achievement and to Pat also for such superb motivation and guidance. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Mrs. Sheehan provides delicious healthy refreshments in celebration of the amazing achievements of the participants of the 12 week programme.
Declan holds the weight (20kg) he lost over 12 weeks.

The Loft Fitness Studio is situated in West End, Millstreet (above “Nibbles”).  John Tarrant will have a full feature on the marvellous achievements of Gabriel and Declan in next week’s “Corkman”.  Here are some more images: continue reading the full article “Hugely Impressive Weight Loss Achievements at “The Loft””

Canon Sheehan Feature on “Where the Road Takes Me” Sunday at 7pm

We thank Radio Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this Sunday’s C103’s “Where the Road Takes Me” (9th April 2017):

In the first of a two part programme, ‘Where the road takes me’ visits Mallow and Doneraile this week, to look at the life of a remarkable author and priest. Patrick Augustine Sheehan was born in Mallow in 1852 and was taken into care after both his parents and most of his siblings died from consumption.

Few would have foreseen this shy, timid and fair haired young boy later becoming a champion of his people and a world renowned author. In fact by the end of the nineteenth century no other writer in Ireland enjoyed such a worldwide reputation as he did. continue reading the full article “Canon Sheehan Feature on “Where the Road Takes Me” Sunday at 7pm”

Death Notice: Sr. Máirín Campbell, Infant Jesus Sister

CAMPBELL (Cork and Mayo): On April 2, 2017, suddenly at Cork University Hospital, SR. MÁIRÍN (Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane), St. Joseph’s, Model Farm Road and late of Swinford. Deeply regretted by her loving brother Máirtín, sister-in-law Angela, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, her community and friends.

Reception prayers on Tuesday April 4th at 5.00pm in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass on Wednesday April 5th at 12.00 noon. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery. “At dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis”

Language and Culture Night – Friday 12th May, 7pm – Millstreet Community School


Language and Culture Night

Date: Friday 12th May 2017

Time: 7pm

Venue: Millstreet Community School library 

The night will be a chance to celebrate the many languages and cultures represented in our school and in the Millstreet area.   Admission is free.  All are welcome

Eily’s Report – 4th April

Keep Easter Monday free for a fun for All day at Drishane Castle . Look out for information leaflets.

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

The organisers of the Daffodil Day collections would like to say many thanks who supported their venture in any way. This year the collectors were blessed with fine weather which was a welcome change from the adverse weather that they had to endure in previous years. In total € 5,162 were collected. Mary FitzGeralds Coffee Morning at the GAA Hall amounted to €1,000 and €5,162 was brought in by those volunteers who worked around the town. Well done to all who took part and they want to thank all those who enabled them to collect this fine figure for cancer research.

A very successful Table Quiz was held at McCarthys Bar on February 28th in aid of our local hospital  to name but a couple of the great work that continues to be done for good causes in our town.

On Saturday night our Community Singers gave a recital at the Green Glens in advance of the Fleadh Ceol which was organised by the local Comhaltas Group. It was a highly successful event, and a very large crowd attended.

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Death Notice: William Gleeson, Clara Road

The death has occurred on Sunday 2nd April 2017 of William Gleeson, Clara Road, Millstreet. In the presence of his loving family at CUH, brother of the late John Joe, Richie, Timmy, Michael, Gilly and Teresa. Sadly missed by his beloved wife Mary (née Poff), sons Micheál, Seán and Liam, sisters Mary, Nellie and Sr. Anne, daughters in law Joan and Paula, grandchildren Siobhán, Sineád and Rian, brother in law Peter, niece’s, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing in Tarrant’s funeral home Millstreet on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery.
“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis”

Superb Danielle Competes in Shot Putt All-Ireland at Athlone

Recently Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet competed in Nenagh at the Munster Juveniles Indoors Competition . She came a brilliant second in the Under 12 Girls Shot Putt. This was her first time competing in the Shot Putt and to bring home a Silver Munster Medal was a fantastic achievement . She travelled to Athlone yesterday to compete in the All-Ireland where Danielle is now rated amongst the top eleven in Ireland.  Sincere congratulations on such a magnificent achievement and for being such a superb Sporting Ambassador for Millstreet at a hugely prestigious All-Ireland event in the heart of Ireland – Athlone. Danielle’s Mum – Eileen, of course, has won a hugely impressive amount of All-Ireland Sporting Awards over the years. (S.R.) 

Danielle competing at Munster level. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)


Wonderfully Successful Quiz for Millstreet Hospital

Fianna Fáil Cumann organised its annual Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar on Friday night. It was a splendid success and realised a most impressive €1,223.00 for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet. Here we share our first selection of images from the very enjoyable at which Noreen Meade was the truly excellent MC while John O’Leary and Cllr. Bernard Moynihan as well as Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. coordinated the event most efficiently. Cork Rose Denise Collins and her Mum who attended representing Millstreet Hospital addressed the large gathering to express sincere thanks for this hugely appreciated annual gesture.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Winners representing McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.
Runners-up – The Church Street Ladies.

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

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits the National Learning Network in Donemark in Bantry – regarded by many as one of Ireland’s best kept secrets.

The NLN is Ireland’s largest non-Government training organisation. Their motto is ‘Investing in people and changing perspectives. They are striving hard to eliminate the misconception that they only cater for a specific group in the community. The NLN is for everybody from late teens to sixty five years of age, training is free and they even provide their own bus service to and from the centre. In fact, if you can’t come to them, they will come to you in your own home. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening on C103 at 7″

Parish Newsletter – 2nd April, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Lent – 2nd April, 2017
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:

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 2nd:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Han O’Leary, Toorbonia
Sunday 3rd:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                            John Anthony Murphy, Ballydaly & England
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           Kathleen, George, Willie Joe & Denny FordeLislehane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen

Anniversaries: Jackie Forde, Murphy’s Terrace; John O’Sullivan, Minor Row; Nellie O’Keeffe, Pound Hill; Margaret Barrett, The Square;  Julia O’Connell, Dooneen; Nonie Lehane, Tullig; Siobhan Moynihan & the deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Tanyard & Cloghoula; Mick & Nora Lynch, Kippagh; Lizzie Buckley, Dooneen; Kieran Hickey, Liscreagh; Sheila Hickey, Dromsicane; May McSweeney, Ardnageeha; Margaret & Thomas Dennehy, Killarney; Abby McCarthy, Minor Row & Cork.  continue reading the full article “Parish Newsletter – 2nd April, 2017”