Recalling a Cullen Feis of recent years 2013: A superb atmosphere as always at Cullen Feis today blessed with magnificent weather and an inspiring volunteering spirit. Many of our Breton visitors attended the annual celebration of our rich heritage. The summer style was splendid and the children thoroughly enjoyed the great event. Here we share just some of the many images of a treasured event. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) CULLEN FEIS: Feis Laitiarain Sunday on 9th June 2019. Competitions at 12 noon (ceol, amhránaíocht, teangan). Sports at 3 p.m. Always a very special day where our Irish Culture is wonderfully presented in a richly uplifting traditional manner. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information for his C103 Programme this Sunday (9th June 2019) evening at 7. (S.R.)
This week John Greene returns to the village of Innishannon on Where the road takes me. It’s all about gardens and gardening as we pay a visit to people who have transformed their gardens into a place of pride and joy.
This week we get gardening advice and a philosophical look at life in general from Johnny o’Sullivan or Johnny of the welcomes.
Since our last visit to the home of Seán and Ann MacSeoin, Seán who was diagnosed with cancer has since passed away. Ann tells us how her garden has been a source of comfort to her and the family since.
And we get a version of Jimmy Rodgers hit song ‘In a country Garden’ from Roy Davis in Knockavilla. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Returns to Innishannon”
The best of luck to Mark Ellis this evening for the Cork Hurlers against Waterford. Throw-in at Páirc Uí Chaoimh is at 7pm this evening (Saturday) and the game is live on Sky Sports TV. The match will also be live on C103 radio.
We thank Dympna Kirke (formerly of West End, Millstreet) for sharing this fascinating feature on the direct link both Dympna and her Students had in the recent highly prestigious Bloom Event 2019. Dympna writes: “Seán – I spoke to you about a Postcard Garden I did for Bord Bia Bloom 2019 with the students of Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green. These Postcard Gardens are open to all organisations nationwide. The gardens are chosen based on the quality of the submission and the likelihood of the garden to meet the standards set out by the organisers of the festival. The Postcard Gardens are 3m wide, 2.4m high and 2m deep. This year Bord Bia Bloom received many submissions but could only accept a maximum of 14 Postcard Gardens so we were delighted to be accepted.
O’LEARY (Douglas and late of Carriganima, Co. Cork): On June 6th, 2019, peacefully, surrounded by her family after a short illness in the excellent care of the Staff at the Bon Secours Hospital, JOSEPHINE (JOSIE née Cotter) beloved wife of the late Liam and loving mother of Geraldine, devoted grandmother of Harvey and Isobel. Sadly missed by her loving daughter, son-in-law Jonathan, sister Monica, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.
Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd from Monday. Removal at 7.30pm same day (Monday) to the Church of Christ the King, Turners Cross. Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon on Tuesday. Funeral afterwards to the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Cúnamh the Bon Secours Hospital. “May she rest in peace” [rip]
The results of the anti-litter challenge are out and the Millstreet Tidy Towns are very proud of the results our town has received. We came 2nd in our catigory and 3rd overall 🤩👏. Below is the breakdown of the scoring in this second round, and the full scoreboard thius far. This isn’t the end though … there’s more judges on their way for the final third round! Volunteers are always welcome! ☺️
Science, Biology, and Ag. Science Tutor
available for now and September 2019.
Contact 086 3312958 to book a spot.
Millstreet GAA host famous Bennettsbridge in Féile na nGael
Millstreet Juvenile GAA plays host to one of Kilkenny’s great hurling clubs Bennetsbridge in the John West Féile na nGael National Festival of U14 Hurling this weekend.
The action is underway on this Friday evening in Cloughduv with all four teams in the group involved, Millstreet face Castleblayney(Monaghan) with Bennetsbridge(Kilkenny) taking on Cloughduv, both games at 5.30pm. That’s followed by Millstreet v Cloughduv and Castleblayney v Bennettsbridge, both games at 6.30pm.
Following the two games at Cloughduv, Millstreet Juvenile GAA welcome Bennettsbridge club to Millstreet with a Parade from the Town Square at 8.15pm to Millstreet GAA Community Hall for a reception.
The hurling resumes on Saturday morning, Millstreet take on Bennettsbridge in Millstreet Town Park at 10am to determine what team progresses to the knockout phase.
We thank John Tarrant for this excellent information. (S.R.)
Kevin runs One Mile Challenge on Town Park
Champion fundraiser Kevin Donovan has taken on the huge challenge of running one mile in every GAA Club in County Cork. That is 156 fields, Kevin will run around the GAA ground at Millstreet Town Park on this Saturday (8th June 2019) at 11am in a Millstreet GAA jersey.
The novel venture is in aid of the Cork Deaf Association and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland. Come along after the Féile Hurling game, join in and run or just cheer on Kevin.
Kevin’s Cork GAA Mile Challenge in Duhallow this Saturday entails visits to Castlemagner(9.15am), Millstreet(11am), Dromtariffe(12.30pm), Cullen(2.30pm) and Knocknagree(4pm).
Millstreet Vintage Club upcoming Events for your Diary over the next Couple of Months.
Sat Evening June 22nd Summer BBQ Run leaving Millstreet at 6.45pm – Details Willie Fitzgerald on 087 2229874.
Sunday June 30th Circuit of Ireland Revisited leaving Dromtariffe Hall at 11.30am – Details Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.
Sunday July 28th Charity Truck Run for Aer Ambulance Service leaving K and L Depot at 12 Noon – Details Daniel Lucey on 086 8680807.
The children of Stepping Stones Pre-School and Afterschool in Derinagree held a fun Pyjama day and raised an amazing€490 for CLIONA’S FOUNDATION ( SEE clionasfoundation.com) a very worthy non-profit organisation that helps families with seriously sick children all around Ireland. We were so thrilled to help and hand over the cheque to Phil who came from Limerick to personally thank us.
23rd JUNE 2019 – 10am to 1pm
CAFÉ AROMA, MINOR ROW, MILLSTREET
In aid of Millstreet Community Hospital & COPE Mallow
On this Tuesday evening for the very first time we shall be transmitting live on Cork Music Station the annual Examinations Mass being concelebrated at Tubrid Holy Well by Fr. Kevin Mulcahy and Fr. Paddy O’Byrne. The Broadcast begins at 7:50pm with Mass at 8:00pm. To tune in anywhere in the world just click Here
A most pleasant function was held on Friday, 17th May 2019 at Killarney’s Great Southern Hotel hosted by the Millstreet INTO Branch to bid farewell and to acknowledge the magnificent contribution made by Con Meade (Former Principal Kilcorney NS) and Hannah Kelleher (Former Principal Cullen NS) over the years. Here we share some ten images from the very special occasion. We wish Hannah and Con every Blessing for a very Happy Retirement. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) Here is the caption to the picture above. Deputy INTO President Mary Magner is at centre with chain of office while on left is Retiring Principal Kilcorney NS Con Meade and on right is Retiring Principal Cullen NS Hannah Kelleher – Also included are Teaching Colleagues, Family and Friends. [read more …] “INTO Retirement Reception for Hannah Kelleher & Con Meade”
Many thanks to Siobhan who sent us a copy of this historic Millstreet Coursing Club meeting card. At the time the club was actually called Drishane Coursing Club and the meeting was held in the Tanyard Meadows, the field where Dairygold is located.
CREMIN (Ballintemple and Millstreet, Cork): On June 4th, 2019, peacefully, at Beaumont Residential Care, MICHAEL (late of Eircom), dearly loved husband of the late Kathleen and much loved father of Aidan, Fiona and Niamh. Sadly missed by his loving family, partner Fionnuala McMahon, sisters Mary and Joan, son-in-law James, daughter-in-law Valerie, grandchildren, sister-in-law Nina, brothers-in-law Matthew and Ted, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd. Removal at 8.00pm on (Wednesday) evening to St. Joseph’s S.M.A Church, Blackrock Road. Requiem Mass at 2.00pm on (Thursday). Funeral afterwards to St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock. “May he rest in peace”. [rip]
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
We have to be thankful that our Bank Holiday weekend went off with no injuries nor traffic accidents to report, in spite of heavy traffic and the silage season in full swing. Buíochas le Dia.
The highlight of the weekend of course was the landing of
Irish Community Rapid Response(ICRR)
Air Ambulance Helicopter in our Town Park on Sunday afternoon. Members of the service were on hand to explain details of the service and all were invited into the grounds to get a closer look at the beautiful shiny yellow bird which will be based at Rathcoole as soon as the Government gives it their final sanction.And we are all asked to lobby the Minister for Health, Mr. Simon Harris and urge him to give the service the official go-ahead as soon as possible.
The landing was backed up by a convoy of HDV, which formed a semi circle around the helicopter. There was a lively question and answer session and details of every aspect of the interior of the craft were explained as well as running costs etc.
Based at Rathcoole Aerodrome ICRR are a charity committed to providing safe, effective and timely emergency medical care to those seriously ill or injured in Ireland through the provision of a network of Volunteer Doctors, RR Vehicles and a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS)that are tasked through the 999/112 call system .
Delighted to report that the Key found on Clara Mountain has now been collected by its thrilled owner who saw our notice on the website. We thank Margaret and Noreen at the Post Office for sharing the uplifting news. The original notice:
This key was handed into Millstreet Post Office on this Thursday (30th May 2019) having been found on Clara Mountain. The Owner of the key may collect it at the Post Office. We thank Margaret and Noreen for alerting us to the found object. (S.R.)
Boherbue’s “Music Room” presentation scheduled for this Thursday, 6th June 2019 – has been cancelled. Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s next presentation is on Friday, 28th June and will be the final one of the season until we resume in September. Below we picture Michael Drew (seated) whose musical choices – all on an Irish theme – were all so thoroughly enjoyed by a capacity audience at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Friday, 31st May. Also included in our image are just some of the appreciative audience. Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)
In Kilcorney, Cemetery Masses will be celebrated at:
- Kilcorney graveyard on June 7th at 7.30pm, and at
- Old Kilcorney Graveyard on June 21st at 7.30pm.
Also, in Millstreet, the Cemetery Masses will be held at:
- St. Mary’s Cemetery on next Friday 7th June at 7.30p.m.
- Drishane Cemetery on Tuesday 18th June at 7.30p.m.
- Cullen Cemetery on Thursday 20th June at 7.30p.m.
… and St. John’s Well Mass is on Monday 24th June at 7.30p.m. 
June Bank Holiday’s litter pick-up, and still no improvement in the cigarette butts hitting the streets and pavements of Millstreet. What a pity that so many people are working hard to gain the extra points to put us into the silver medal category. Wake up people, stretch those arms to reach a bin or butt bin instead of dropping on the ground.
Thanks for the extra help for the litter pick up last week. It’s not nice picking up other people’s litter but this group didn’t complain and worked away with a smile. Thanks, we may see a silver medal this September after all.
It’s bad enough to see household rubbish in our street bins but this rubbish is recyclable…. : [read more …] “June Bank Holiday’s Litter Pick-Up”