Darragh’s Minor All-Star

Darragh Cashman and his Family would like to take this chance to thank everyone, too many to mention, for all their good wishes and support throughout the year, which cumulated in an All-Ireland Minor Football Medal, and an All-Star selection.

Darragh on receiving his GAA Minor All-Star Award.

[read more …] “Darragh’s Minor All-Star”

Death Notice: Pauline O’Sullivan (née Cassidy), Lisnaboy

The death has occurred of Pauline O’Sullivan (née Cassidy), Lisnaboy, Cullen. Passed away peacefully at the Bons Secours Hospital Cork, surrounded by her adoring family. Predeceased by her parents Pat and Lucy and her loving sister Ann. She will be deeply missed by her adoring husband Andy and her dear children John, Martin, Sinead, Andrew, Mary and their partners. Fondly remembered by her sisters Kay, Josie, Ciara, Nora, Marian and her brothers Pat, James and Brendan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and her many friends.
Reposing at her residence (P51 TY89) on Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Funeral mass on Monday (October 14th) in the Church of The Nativity Cullen at 12 noon. Burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery. Reception into the Church of The Nativity, Cullen on Friday for 12 noon Mass. Burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery. (House strictly private Friday morning).  Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, in lieu to cancer clinical trials Ireland. May She Rest In Peace. [rip]

Passing Out Ceremony

Congratulations to Private Mikey Burke from Cloghboola Beg who passed out recently to become a 2 star Private, after serving three months of hard physical and mental weeks in James Stephen’s Barracks Kilkenny. He has since gone back to Kilkenny to train for  his 3 star Private badge, after which he will be stationed in Collins Barracks in Cork.

[read more …] “Passing Out Ceremony”

Aubane Community Text Alert Annual Membership Renewal Notice

AUBANE COMMUNITY TEXT ALERTS: Aubane Community Text Alert is now accepting applications from those who wish to renew or join their Text Alert System for 2019/2020. Text Alert Renewal Forms can be obtained by contacting either John F. Kelleher (086)1942161, Bernard Crowley (087)7924406, or any member of the committee. Renewal forms to be returned by FRIDAY Nov 1st.

Fabulous display of Irish Dolls Houses and Miniature House Furnishings,Curtains,Kitchen Ware etc at the MVC Model Show on next Sunday Oct 13

Come see the Fabulous display by Irish Dolls Houses on Sunday October 13 @ K&L
Fabulous display of Miniature House furnishings, Curtains Kitchen Ware and much much more.
The Time is getting ever closer now to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club which will take place on next Sunday Oct 13th.
This Year the Event is heading to a New Venue up at the K and L Transport Depot in Millstreet,the Show is always a great day out and has something for everyone both young and old, amongst some of the attractions this year is an appearance by the three brothers namely Jerome, Conall, and Donagh, from Glandore who made a big impression on last years Late Late Toy Show when they made an appearance showcasing their skills. Also there is a Big Lego Display and Play Area. This will be an experience not to be missed for all Lego Fans, plus the Biggest Remote Control Display of the Year will be on display at the Show and both Kids and Adults alike will be able to show off there Remote Control Driving Skills by taking part in a Remote Control Tractor Driving Challenge over a specially laid out course. If you are a Fan of Remote Control Models and in particular Tractors you cannot miss this and as usual there will be plenty more to see and do on the day.
Doors Open at 10.30am
Admission is €5 and Children are Free.
For more information, contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873, or Daniel Lucey on 086-8680807.

Joe Murphy, Cullen & New York

Joe Murphy, a native of Lisnaboy, Cullen, was among other things, the editor of the Irish Echo & Irish Voice, County Cork Association President. He given many people their start in America, and widened the door for many others. He passed away last Saturday. Below is a quick note on his  life, times and contributions, written by the County Cork Association of New York:

The Officers and Members of the County Cork BP&P Association mourn the passing of our esteemed Past President, Joe Murphy. Joe was called to his eternal reward on Saturday, October 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Whitestone, NY after a long illness. Community activist and scribe, Joe was one of the elder statesmen of the County Cork Association and, indeed, of the entire Irish American Community. A native of Cullen, Co. Cork, the youngest of ten siblings, Joe was educated in the local national school, the “North Mon” in Cork City, and St. Augustine’s College, in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. He immigrated to the United States in 1956, first
to California and then to New York City. He continued his academic pursuits at Long Beach State College and at New York City’s Fordham University.
Joe first secured employment in the banking profession, working both for the Bank of America and the Bank of New York. In the 1970’s, he took a position as advertising director with the Irish Echo newspaper, in New York, for which he already wrote a popular weekly column. Joe broadened his journalistic experience as the New York correspondent for the, then, Cork Examiner, and also for RTE. In that capacity, he was proud to work as an analyst, with the late Michael O’Hehir, on the broadcasting of two National Football League finals from New York’s Gaelic Park. [read more …] “Joe Murphy, Cullen & New York”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” our 10pm Interview is with Patrick W., Valerie and Bobby fromn USA.  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 below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winners all at the Donal Guiney Memorial Annual Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar.
James Wickham and Eileen Murphy both bidding farewell to Millstreet as they set off for different parts of the USA.

Norma Buckley’s 3rd and 4th Class attending a superb session in Millstreet Library as part of Children’s Books Festival by Cork Co. Council Library Arts Service. The Workshop was conducted by by Writer, Graham Tugwell. We thank Librarian Grace for the information. (S.R.)
We thank Christy Lehane, Chairman, Kerry Friends of Motor Neuron for the poster.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”

Volunteer with your local Credit Union

Volunteer with your local Credit Union

At the heart of every credit union is its volunteers. The Board of Directors of every credit union is drawn from members who have the skills and knowledge to lead and manage the long-term success of the credit union.

Mallow Credit Union now has 8 branches open across their Common Bond area, with 2 in Mallow (Main Street & Ballydaheen), Millstreet, Buttevant, Doneraile, Charleville, Dromcollogher and Broadford. There are a number of voluntary positions open on their Board of Directors, the Oversight Committee & Planning & Development Committee and they would like to invite members of the community to apply. These committees provide experience, learning and an active role within the credit union.

Mallow Credit Union relies on the enthusiasm and commitment of volunteers who give their time freely to develop and enhance the services of their credit union.

 In return for volunteering, credit union volunteers are afforded the opportunity to;

  • Become responsible for directing the affairs of a local business
  • Gain new skills and experience with a professional financial services provider
  • Enhance personal development through targeted training programmes
  • Increase career prospects by adding a valuable achievement to CVs
  • Meet like-minded people from the community
  • Know that they have helped the continued development of a professional service which benefits the entire community.

Finance, information technology, management and communications skills are particularly welcome. However, any ability to make a contribution is appreciated. There are policies and training in place to support volunteers in their roles.

If volunteering with Mallow Credit Union sounds like something you might be interested in learning more about please call into your local branch or email: <info@mallowcu.ie>.

Eily’s Report – 8th October

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

The Autumn chill is in the air but as we escaped the ravages of the hurricane, we can easily put on extra clothes to keep warm. Some people complained about the media saying that they over did the prediction of what was to come but it was some record that not one life was lost by the monster wind. It’s comforting to know that we have such a broad based array of advisory bodies to warn us in such detail of impending  forces of Nature. And we can only say a heartfelt word of thanks to all those who showed such an interest in our welfare.

Fire Safety Week starts on this Friday October 11th  and members of our local Brigade will be at our  shops  in the town to meet the public and chat with them about their work. It will give us all the  chance  to meet the people who are on call at all times in case  of fire outbreaks  or other  disasters.                    So please take advantage of this rare opportunity.

Many congratulations to Linda McAuliffe, daughter of Patsy and Angela who was among the students of Kerry ETB Radio, Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Course who won Gold and Bronze featuring the Sounds and Soundscapes of Kerry, entitled Clauis Ciarraí, Millstreet.

An important meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight,starting at 8.30.   All members please attend.

Our Tidy Towns Committee want to thank all those who helped them to gain six more points in this years National Event and they are asking everybody to row in behind them in their effort to win silver next time round.   The time to start preparing is now. So please their goal, your goal for 2020.

A date for your diary – a mock wedding will take place in the Bush Bar on Saturday the 19th October  at 8 pm in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Invitations €10  Music by the Kelts, a good night assured.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 8th October”

37th National Dairy Show

37th National Dairy Show
Saturday 19th October 2019
Green Glens Arena – Millstreet – Co. Cork

The 37th National Dairy Show to take place in Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Saturday 19th October

As autumn beckons thoughts turn to the last agricultural show of the year, the National Dairy Show, which takes place on Saturday 19th October in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.

The fun, family, farming day out offers something for everyone and has steadily grown into Ireland’s premier indoor agricultural event. The Show always offers a wide range of attractions and this year is no different with an extended Trade Stand area with over 150 trade exhibits, marketing agricultural based products and equipment.

A new addition to the Show this year are the informative, bite-size seminars from leading companies in the agricultural industry offering further advice and insight to help farmers in their day to day business, so make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to meet and discuss with suppliers of a wide range of products from the latest in milking technology to animal nutrition, veterinary products, detergents, animal dosing, AI companies and leading financial institutions to name but a few.

[read more …] “37th National Dairy Show”

West Cork based Late Late Toy Show Stars to Appear at Millstreet Vintage Club Model and Toy Show on next Sunday


With just days left now the countdown is now on in a big way for the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club which will take place on next Sunday Oct 13th.
This Year the Event is heading to a New Venue up at the K and L Transport Depot in Millstreet,the Show is always a great day out and has something for everyone both Young and Old, amongst some of the Attractions this Year is a Big Lego Display and Play Area,this will be an experience not to be missed for all Lego Fans,also the Biggest Remote Control Display of the Year will be on display at the Show and both Kids and Adults alike will be able to show off there Remote Control Driving Skills by taking part in a Remote Control Tractor Driving Challenge over a specially Layed out Course,if you are a Fan of Remote Control Models and in particular Tractors you cannot miss this and as usual there will be plenty more to see and do on the day.

Doors Open at 10.30am. Admission is €5 and Children are Free.

For more information, contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873, or Daniel Lucey on 086-8680807.

Gold and Bronze for Linda at the IMRO Awards

Congratulations to Linda McAuliffe and the students of the Kerry ETB Radio Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Course who came away from the IMRO Awards with a Gold in the Short Feature Category, and a Bronze in the Digital & Social Innovation Category, for their innovative feature on the sounds of Kerry, called ‘Cluas Ciarraí’.
Their series, about the sounds and soundscapes of County Kerry, was inspired by students Barry O’Donnell and Dara Ó’Cinnéide – who are both visually impaired and who successfully completed the course this year.
Millstreet was also represented by Joanne O’Riordan who was nominated for her podcast on RedFM, and Ed Smith was there also with TodayFM.

[read more …] “Gold and Bronze for Linda at the IMRO Awards”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm this Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this week’s programme plus the recording of a future programme.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on Where the road takes me, John Greene continues and concludes a two part programme entitled – ‘The future for Bandon – What lies ahead’.

Having faced all the usual challenges that most towns have to deal with, Bandon was also lumped with floods, diversions and roadworks that never seem to end.

Approximately 40 million euro is now earmarked for Bandon, and on this week’s programme we meet people with a positive attitude, who believe that in four to five years time, the town will be one of the finest in the country.

We also hear from the Gardai, Irish Water, and Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey.

Where the road takes me, goes to air at 7, this Sunday evening on C103.


On Thursday evening October 17th next, a musical edition of Where the road takes me, will be recorded at Ray’s Bar, Emmet Row, in Bandon.

Musical contributions from………  Joe Mac (Dixies), Gina of the Champions,  Art Supple, Gerald o’Flynn, Liz Bryan and Danny o’Leary. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm this Sunday”

Parish Newsletter – 6th October, 2019

Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 6th October, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
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: Donagh O’Leary, Ballydaly; Dermot O’Callaghan, Banteer, Eileen Keane, Ballymacelligott.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Catherine & Sean Buckley, The Hall, Kilcorney
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                       Deceased members of the Carroll family, Coolinarne
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Kathleen O’Sullivan & her son Timmy, Ballydaly
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Pa Buckley, Aunagloor

ANNIVERSARIES: Teresa Casey, Clara Road; Nora Dennehy, Gneeves; Frank & Katie O’Riordan, Ballinatona; Martin Moran, Ballyvouskil; Mary Dineen, Laharn;  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 6th October, 2019”

Sergeant Thomas James Deegan, R.I.C. Millstreet 1915-1922

There’s an interesting article on the RIC Facebook page  on one RIC member Thomas Deegan who was the last Sergeant in  Millstreet when it was disbanded. He had arrived as a constable in 1915, and was promoted to Sergeant on March 1st 1921 [RD]:

“After years of wanting to visit the archive centre at Kew I eventually did it yesterday. My grand father and great grandfather were RIC constables. My great grandfather Thomas Deegan 29408 was appointed 12.4.1864. He was 5ft 111/2ins, from Queens County and aged 20. He was pensioned off 1st Aug. 1879 at the age of 35 after 15 years 3 month service in the Dublin Docks. After being pensioned off Thomas Deegan became a bank messenger and later lived above a bank on the North Wall, Dublin.
Thomas James Deegan 63563 was born in Common Street, Dublin 4th Nov 1881. He was appointed to the RIC on 16 Dec 1907 and discharged by being pronounced unfit by the Surgeon on 18 Dec 1907. He was appointed again on 23 April 1908. He was initially stationed in Wexford. The RIC stayed in a large house/post office near to Bridgetown. On the 1/10/1915 he was moved to Cork W.R. and he worked and lived in Millstreet. He remained there until the RIC was disbanded 07/04/1922. Because of the hostility towards the RIC at this time he was moved to Stamford, England and lived in Rutland Road. My father recalls other former RIC constables living in the same street.”

It was posted by James’ grandson Ron Deegan, who also posted a photo of James with his wife Ellen (Walsh from Sweet Mount, Bridgetown, Wexford), and their four children [ref].

“A photograph of my Grandfather Thomas James Deegan and his family.This would have been taken a couple of years after the RIC were disbanded. My father Harold Deegan was the boy on the right standing next to his mother. Her maiden name was Ellen Walsh from Sweet Mount, Bridgetown, Wexford” [rd]


Another of Thomas Deegan’s grandchildren Holly Andreosso “Journeyed to Ireland from Canada, in 2015 to find my mother’s actual place of birth, March 13, 1918…this house, known as ‘The Barracks’, Millstreet, Co Cork….”. She posted photos on the Forgotten Ireland FB page.


“A group of Royan Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) stationed in Millstreet c. 1921” – from Millstreet Museum. The little girl in front is Patricia Deegan, with her father Sergeant Thomas J Deegan.


Birth of Thomas James Deegan on fourth November 1881 at 21 Common Street, North Dublin – father: Thomas Deegan 32 Commin Street, Port and Docks Constable – mother: Anne Deegan née O’Reilly.

Marriage of Thomas Deegan and Ellen Walsh on 24 May 1915 in Wexford

Birth of Harold Francis Deegan on 27th June 1915 at Sweet Mount, Bridgetown – to Thomas James Deegan, Bridgetown, Constable RIC, and Ellen Deegan (Walsh)

Patricia Deegan: born 13th March 1918 at the Barrack Millstreet – Eveline Gertrude Patricia – Female – father: Thomas James Deegan, The Barracks Millstreet, Constable Royal Irish Constabulary – mother: Ellen Teresa Deegan née Walsh – Michael Fitzgerald assistant registrar. (She was born in the day room at the Barracks)



Read More: Deegan Family RIC Members remembered – “… In 1995 I went with my father to Ireland and visited the places he remembered as a child. He pointed out the large house just outside Bridgetown where the RIC where posted. We also went on an interesting journey around Millstreet. We found the remains of the barracks at the rear of a shop that had been built on the spot where the barracks were. At the rear of the shop we were shown a large gate that was leaning against a wall. We also saw the remains of what my father referred to as the day room. A room that he had been taken to and spent time there where he had seen what ever went of in the barracks yard.”

Kids Halloween Fancy Dress Disco in Aubane Community Centre on Friday October 25th

Aubane Social Club are holding a Kids Fancy Dress Disco in Aubane Community Centre on Friday 25th October between 7 and 9pm,there will be Face Painting and Fun.

Kids Come in Costume.

Admission Free.

Qualifications from Drishane Convent?

I wonder if anyone can help with the following question we received today, likely about Drishane Convent School:

“Hello, a cousin of mine studied at a residential post primary college in or near Millstreet in the early 1950’s. It might have been called Drishane Castle. What qualifications might the pupils have got in Domestic Science or kindred subjects? I would be grateful for any information to put in her obituary that will be needed any day.
Many thanks, Mary”

If you know, please leave a comment below, or send an email to <contact@millstreet.ie>, and we will forward the answers.

Big Remote Control Display planned for Millstreet Vintage Club Toy Show on Sunday Oct 13th

The Biggest Remote Control Display of the Year will be on display at the Millstreet Vintage Club Model Show which will take place on Sunday October 13th at the K and L Transport Premises in Millstreet,Kids will be able to display there Remote Control Driving Skills by taking part in a Remote Control Tractor Driving Challenge over a specially Layed out Course,if you are a Fan of Remote Control Models and in particular Tractors you cannot miss this,Doors Open at 10.30am Adults €5 Children Free.


Noel’s Wood Products are now in Duggan’s Hardware

It appears my work is on the move, wonderful… looking at this foto it please’s me to see that I made all that… 3 years ago I didn’t know I could do this sort of thing, surprised, hell yeah… I’d love others to be brave and take a chance and stop telling them selves that you can’t do it, whatever your dream is… please try… hope you go along to Duggan’s in Millstreet and check out my work… Noel

See more on NoelMurphyWoodProducts.com or on facebook

[read more …] “Noel’s Wood Products are now in Duggan’s Hardware”

Big Lego Display set for Visit to Millstreet Vintage Club Model Show

There is a Lego Display and Play Area coming to the Millstreet Vintage Club Model Show which will take place on Sunday October 13th at a New Venue in the K and L Transport Premises in Millstreet, and the good news is that it is FREE for children to enjoy. This is an experience not to be missed for all Lego Fans. Doors Open at 10.30am.

Lest We Forget (10)

(Continuing our series on the events of 1919 with the help of the daily newspaper of the First Dail, the Irish Bulletin.)


The sentences passed on political offenders in the six days above mentioned totalled three years and three months.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 1919.
Arrests:- Capt. Rev. Thomas J. O’Donnell, an Irish Australian Army Chaplain was arrested at the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. The charge is unstated. Fr. O’Donnell is now under close guard and is not permitted visits even from his law advisers. Mr. Joseph Birrells, Dundalk, recently released from Belfast Prison in broken health was rearrested by armed military and police. Military and police surrounded and arrested 25 young men who were spending their Sunday on the hills outside Dublin. They are being detained on a charge of illegal drilling.  [read more …] “Lest We Forget (10)”