William Byrne, Constable / Sergeant R.I.C (Millstreet 1914-1922)

A native of Carlow, William Byrne was an RIC constable who was stationed in Kilmurray until he married Mary Riordan from Crookstown.  He was moved away from Kilmurray after marrying (normal protocol), and transferred to Millstreet after marrying  in 1914,  and remained here until the breakup of the RIC in 1922, being promoted to sergeant in 1920.

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Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank  Mairéad & Frankie Reen of Reens Life Pharmacy Millstreet  for their very generous  donation to the Playground Project.   Great to see 2 generations in  local business support the further development of our Town Park for the next generation of Sráiders.  Major thumbs up to all the businesses  who have donated to date.   To join the growing team of business supporters and secure your future little customers please consider making a contribution today.

TO DONATE: 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  <email>

Splendid Support for Website from The Pub in Carriganima

Last Saturday night (11th Jan. 2020) the wonderful singer Michelle Murphy from Wexford accompanied by the excellent music of Pat Bucke appeared at The Pub in Carriganima to a capacity audience.   Adding to the marvellous occasion there were Birthday Celebrations plus a Draw.   And, then to our very pleasant surprise Seán Murphy with his brilliant Team of Organisers presented €200.00 to the Millstreet Website in recognition of the website’s promotion of Carriganima Events.   The Team includes Jimmy Murphy, John Joe Moriarty and Bernard Crowley as well as a further number of Carriganima Supporters Bernard Crowley himself is very much part of the overall Millstreet Website Team with very comprehensive regular reports on Millstreet Vintage Club and Carriganima plus Aubane Activities.   Sincere thanks Bernard for such important features on our website.   Here we share images from that very special night at The Pub in Carriganima on 11th January.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Splendid Support for Website from The Pub in Carriganima”

Hardings of Millstreet

“Hello friends! I am searching for Harding family members in the area, and tracing family back to Joseph and Mary Harding of Millstreet, shoemakers in the 1800’s. I know my G-G-Grandad (Bryan Harding) came to America in 1857, settled in Massachusetts then Rochester NY. His brother Daniel, sister Julia emigrated also. Any Harding descendants in the area? I am travelling to Ireland this April and would be so happy to learn more of my family.” – Mary McDonough [from this comment]

By the Admin: While there were Hardings in Millstreet:-  shopkeepers, egg-layers, carpenters, tradesmen, shoemakers (Bryan, Bridget, John),  we seem to have found no reference at all to any Joseph Harding, which would be unusual. Below is some of what we found, which may or may not be of relevance:  [read more …] “Hardings of Millstreet”

Martin Cahill, Constable R.I.C. (Millstreet c.1900-c.1919)

Constable Martin Cahill (#43535) was born in Clare in the 1850’s. Stationed in Cork he married an Ellen Buckley from Skagh, near Derinagree. After that he was transferred to Dunmanway, then Union Hall, and came back to Millstreet to be stationed there from 1900 to 1919. He and his wife had 17 children, of which 7 were alive in 1911. In Millstreet they lived at Pound Hill, and later at Minor Row. We think he left the police in 1919 when the real troubles began, at a time when lots of officers retired because of low morale and a conflict of interest.
His wife died in 1923, and the remaining family seemed to have moved to Killorglin where more got married. Martin died in 1932 in Killorglin and was returned to Millstreet to be (most likely) buried with his wife.

Below are our notes on Martin and Ellen:  [read more …] “Martin Cahill, Constable R.I.C. (Millstreet c.1900-c.1919)”

Superb Rainbows Over Millstreet on St. Ita’s Day 2020

At least two very colourful Rainbows appeared over Millstreet on this Tuesday, 15th January 2020 – the Feast of St. Ita.   Celebrated in Killeedy, Co. Limerick where a beautiful Church Window (in Ashford in the Parish of Killeedy) depicting the renowned Saint may be seen – there is also a close link with St. Ita in Millstreet and is especially associated with Kilmeedy and Tubrid….which is oftentimes referred to as the Holy Well of Ita where in a bygone age people were baptised in the waters of Tubrid.  The two Rainbows serve as a reminder of St. Ita’s links to Millstreet.  Our images were photographed in West End and Mount Leader this Tuesday morning.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.(S.R.)

An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain in Carriganima on 20th and 21st March 2020

We thank Breandán Ó Caoimh for the following very interesting Press Release regarding the upcoming Centenary Commemoration of the renowned An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  (S.R.)An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain

The people of Carriganima extend a céad míle fáilte to everybody to join with them in commemorating the centenary of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  The commemoration will take place over two days: Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.  The renowned priest, scholar and author was born in the townland of Liscarrigane, in the parish of Clondrohid & Carriganima, and he spent his formative years here.  The locality had a profound impact on his work.  An tAthair Peadar was a strong advocate of vernacular Irish – the language of the people.  His most beloved works include Séadna and Mo Scéal Féin.  These stories, among other works, are much loved by students and scholars of Irish to this day.  Following his clerical formation in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, An tAthair Peadar, served as a priest in the Diocese of Cloyne, including in Macroom.  He died in Castlelyons in 1922, and he is buried there.  An tAthair Peadar is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern Irish literature.   [read more …] “An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain in Carriganima on 20th and 21st March 2020”

Maureen O Sullivan homeless appeal

Sincere thanks to everyone who contributed food parcels, home baking or knitting to the Maureen O Sullivan homeless appeal. It was highly appreciated and made a difference to so many.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the H.S.E Staff at St Finbarr’s Hospital,  Douglas, Cork whom collected €134 on the night of their Christmas Party and chose Maureen O’Sullivan’s Homeless Appeal as their chosen charity and to Martina Dineen, Brookpark for delivering this to us.

The local collections are co-ordinated by Margaret Crean.

Thomas Barrett, R.I.C Constable (Millstreet c.1896-c.1905)

Thomas Barrett was and RIC Constable that worked here in Millstreet in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Originally from Limerick, he began working in Kerry, married Elizabeth Browne from Scartaglin in 1889, and was transferred to Carrigadrohid soon after. In 1896 he was transferred to Millstreet, where the family lived at the West End and the Killarney Road. Some of their children were born here, and some of them died there too. Thomas’ wife Elizabeth died young, and Thomas himself died a few years later at the family home on the Killarney Road.

Below are our notes on him and his family.

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…To Mr Cronin — He saw about a hundred fish passing about in the river in dying condition that morning. Constable Barrett deposed to seeing Thomas Linehan take a out of river and Daniel Connell committed a similar offence about eleven o’clock in the day.
Constable Ryan saw Wm Murray about seven o’clock in tbe morning take a fish out the river, and about hour afterwaids he saw Patrick Lynch do same…. [Cork Constitution – Wednesday 15 June 1892]

[read more …] “Thomas Barrett, R.I.C Constable (Millstreet c.1896-c.1905)”

Eily’s Report – 14th January

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my first report of 2020.

Not only have we a New Year, but we have a new decade. Going forward from today I feel ill- prepared to give an account of the happenings of past number of weeks  because of a long spell of flu, I missed out on Christmas completely. The lovely closing down parties before it where the many things I’m involved in around the parish, where everybody will recap on the past year, revamp friendships and plan for more of the same ‘after Christmas’. I missed all the lovely church services and the Women’s Little Christmas party etc.

Mind you I didn’t spend my time out, saying “why me”. It does us a lot of good sometimes to take a step back. Take time to think over  what you’re missing and how much we miss them. The involvement, the companionship and the support of such things become all the more important and  worthwhile when you are separated from them for a little while. Buíochas le Dia, all is well again.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 14th January”

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank all  the Coleman Family of Colemans Millstreet Kia & New Holland and  Colemans Centra 

for their very generous  donation to the Playground Project.    If you are in business locally and want to help deliver the new Playground in time for Summer 2020 we would be delighted to receive any financial contribution. Come on Sráiders let’s  make this happen and enhance  our fantastic amenity – our Town Park – even further!

TO DONATE: 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  <email>

 

Parish Newsletter – 10th January 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

the baptism of the lord – 10th january, 2020

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, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 10th January 2020”

Cycling adventure

The “Lost/Stolen Panniers” has been found and safely returned to it’s owner.  Delighted that she can continue on her adventures with her bicycle  and panniers in and around the Country.

She sometimes writes a blog when  she goes cycling but  wouldn’t normally write one when it was as short a trip as yesterday, but the kindness which   was shown to her prompted her to highlight Millstreet with Cork’s Old Butter Road .  

Panniers lost/stolen?

The panniers shown on the bike in this photo were left behind this afternoon, Sunday 12th Jan at 15.30, outside McCarthy’s Bar. When we went back to look for them they were gone. They haven’t been handed in to the Garda Station or local pubs or hotel.

Maybe someone took it up to keep it safe. Let’s hope! I’ve lots of bits and pieces in it for cycling that are really no use to anyone except myself -helmet, gloves etc. The panniers are quite new also and I really like them 😫

The panniers have been found and safely returned to it’s owner.  

Up and Coming Music Star Michelle Murphy appearing at The Pub in Carriganima on Tonight Sat Jan 11th

Tonight Sat Jan 11th – Making her First Appearance at The Pub in Carriganima we have all the Way from Enniscorthy the Up and Coming Music Star Michelle Murphy,a great Night assured,all very Welcome.

Mary Cashman, Tullig House (née Goggin of Maulnahorna)

Mary Cashman, Tullig House, Millstreet (née Goggin of Maulnahorna, Carriganima). Peacefully, on January 10th 2019, surrounded by her loving family, in the wonderful care of the staff at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork.

Beloved wife of the late Denis, and sister of the late Thomas and Christy. Very deeply missed by her sons Pat, Donal, and Michael, daughters-in-law Berni, Angelica, and Ola, grandchildren Alannah, Oisín, Filip, Julia, and Ída, sisters Sheila, Ann, and Helen, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours, and many friends.

Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Sunday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12pm, followed by burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h’anam dílis.

Millstreet Community School Features Very Impressively in BTYSTE 2020 Awards

We thank Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin for sharing this Friday evening (10th Jan. 2020) images from the BTYSTE 2020 at the RDS in which MCS features in a number of Award Winning Projects.   Sincere congratulations to All the Students who participated and a special mention to the Award Winning Projects.   Well done also to the Staff Members who have been wonderfully supportive.  One of the brilliant MCS Projects featured in today’s front page of the “Irish Examiner”.   Tap on the various images to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Pól has just shared the following update“What a proud night for MCS at BTYSTE! In total 5 group awards: 3rd for Harry, Donagh and Darragh in social and behavioural sciences;  2nd for Omar, Darren & Bevin in biological and ecological sciences and a special award from Teagasc.  2 highly commended Awards for Orlaith and Jenny and Eabha, Fia and Taragh.  Tremendous achievement! Thanks Seán for helping to create such a positive atmosphere & work ethic in MCS! (It was an  honour to be involved in this year’s brilliant event, Pól)  We celebrate this amazing success as a whole school community.”  During our radio interviews with the Students and Teachers they all emphasised how grateful they were to Millstreet Community Council for the annual much appreciated financial support given for the important BTYSTE experience.  (S.R.)

Mary C. Kiely (née Neligan) Fairfield, Dromagh / Rockchapel

The death has occurred of Mary C. Kiely (née Neligan) Fairfield, Dromagh, Cork / Rockchapel, Cork. On January 9th, 2020, unexpectedly at her residence, Mary C. beloved wife of the late Sèan and loving mother of the late John Martin. Sadly missed by her cherished sons, Michael and Derry, adored grandchildren Niamh, Ronan, Luke and Ellie, daughters-in-law Sinead and Maeve. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, especially Jerh and Mary, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Ar dheis Dè go raibh a hanam dilis.

Rosary on Saturday at 8pm in Grace’s Funeral Home, Kanturk. Lying in repose in Grace’s Funeral Home on Sunday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon with funeral afterwards to Dromtariffe New Cemetery. [rip]

Air Ambulance at risk of temporary grounding due to funding shortfall

The community-funded Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) air ambulance service based in Rathcoole is at risk of being grounded within a week due to a funding shortfall. – “We’ve done approaching 250 missions for the National Ambulance Service. We’ve been busier than we initially anticipated,” pilot John Murray told C103’s Cork Today.
The air ambulance has flown 17 missions more each month than anticipated since its launch five months ago. “We might not save lives every day but we do several times a week,” Mr Murray said.

The air ambulance, pilots, fuel and insurance are mainly funded through charitable donations while the National Ambulance Service provides an advanced paramedic and an emergency medical technician on board as well as medical supplies.  [read more …] “Air Ambulance at risk of temporary grounding due to funding shortfall”

Millstreet Community School Features Superbly at BTYSTE 2020 in Dublin’s RDS

One of the many images captured during our visit to the truly magnificent BTYSTE at Dublin’s RDS on Thursday, 9th Jan. 2020. We recorded a wonderful amount of very interesting interviews for a special “Radio Treasures” programme on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 21st Jan. from 9:30 to 11:30pm.. In this image we meet Students Darragh, Donagh and Harry with Science Teachers Eileen and Francy Lyons. We were also joined by Cancer Scientist Barbara. This important Project attracted enormous interest as did the other four Projects which we shall later share. This particular Project dealt with the Awareness of Testicular Cancer in Young Boys and Men. The very presence of such a Project at the National Exhibition could well lead to avoiding very challenging health issues through awareness of early diagnosis. Tap on the picture for further clarity. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Millstreet Community School Features Superbly at BTYSTE 2020 in Dublin’s RDS”