Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Niamh Twomey & her Team at Wordsworth for the very generous donation to the Playground Project. Millstreet businesses are just like our Town Park….there is something for every Sráider right on our doorstep. Please continue to support our local businesses as they rally behind the Playground Project.
If you are in business locally and have the capacity please consider making a contribution today.
TO DONATE: you may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account: BIC-BOFIIE2D; IBAN-IE61BOFI90580332105069
(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>  [read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”

The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe

Preparations are almost complete for “The Old Woman who lived in the Shoe” – The Marian Players 33rd Annual Panto, in The Community Centre, Rathmore.  Adding to the fabulous acts we have all enjoyed down the years, we have many new young faces giving added life and zest to the whole production. The schedule of performances is available on local advertising and media, and is also on the booking office phone number as above.  Every day from Tuesday Jan 28th onward, the booking office across from Rathmore Church, will be open between 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm. Also, during these hours, one may also phone in to reserve seats for collection later.

Bookings, as usual, are taken for individual seats. So an early call is advised so one can be assured of their preferred seats. Details: 085 2031730.

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Couch to Ring of Kerry

If your new years resolution for 2020 is to cycle the Ring of Beara, Ring of Kerry or simply want to take up cycling to get fit-Sliabh Luachra Cycling club is starting a couch to Ring of Kerry program for all levels of cycling abilities.
The program will include 8 to 12 weeks of spinning and also bike skills sessions before hitting the road.
If you want to join us this year, please message us through our facebook or give us a call on 0879178836.
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Superb Progress on New Children’s Playground Development

We thank Geraldine O’Sullivan (née O’Leary) for the following comprehensive report and we feature some eight images illustrating the rapid progress of the Playground Development by Carrigadrohid based Co. Browne Brothers.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to thank  Irina Popova  for her fantastic fundraising efforts for the Playground Project.  Irina and her team  at Infinite Arts raised a whopping €1,623 from the combined Yoga classes, Health and Wellbeing Day and a personal online fundraiser. Thank you to everyone, individuals and businesses,   who supported or contributed in any way to any or all of Irina’s events.   

 It was great to welcome Irina and her daughter Sasha  to the Town Park to formally acknowledge her contribution on day 1 of the Playground transformation.Sasha, Irina and Luke in the background.

We are almost there but still need your help.  We welcome any contribution…every little helps. 

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  millstreettownpark @gmail.com. 

A superb cheque of €7,000.00 from Millstreet Community Council which includes the fundraising Millstreet Calendar 2020 was also presented to the Millstreet Town Park Playground Committee.

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Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Shane Tarrant of Shane Tarrant Building & Carpentry for his very generous donation to the Playground Project. Please continue to support our local businesses to allow them give back to Sráid an Mhuilinn. We are getting closer with groundworks already underway this week. If you want to help us with the ever decreasing balance required to complete the Playground Project 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 <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

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Collins / Sheehan / O’Hare of Cloghoulamore

Hello from Boston!
I’m doing some family history research, and my great-grandmother Mary Agnes Collins came from Millstreet and emigrated to the US at about 15 years old.
Maria (Mary) Collins, baptised 5 December 1884″. Her mother is listed as Ellena Collins. The priest was “J. Martin”. And her location is listed as “CLOUGHOOLABEG“.
Does anyone know anything about this family or location?
I would GREATLY appreciate any tips or help. Many thanks!
Robert Pyles, Boston

Admin’s note: we have found out a good bit: [read more …] “Collins / Sheehan / O’Hare of Cloghoulamore”

BTYSTE 2020 Special Two Hour Programme Tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:30 pm

Tonight from 9:30 we feature our annual BTYSTE programme recorded on 9th Jan. 2020 at Dublin’s RDS.  This broadcast will include the many Interviews with wonderfully enthusiastic articulate Students from Millstreet Community School who had five Projects (many award winning), from Boherbue Comprehensive School (further award winning projects) and with nationwide Post-primary School Students.   Hugely interesting themes include Owl Habitats, the recipe for Happiness, benefits of Music, awareness of Testicular Cancer in Young Men & Boys – to mention but some.   We share some 26 images here to further illustrate our visit to this very famous event which for the 11th time in its history had Cork Overall Winners.   Special thanks to Eileen & Francis Lyons from the Scientific Dept. of M.C.S. and also Jennifer O’Donoghue who were so very helpful on recording day at RDS.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Cork Music Station …. To tune in just tap on the link.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   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 the 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 …] “BTYSTE 2020 Special Two Hour Programme Tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:30 pm”

Eily’s Report – 21st January 2020

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
With the huge volume of traffic on our roads today there is danger lurking at every moment which I found out to my peril in the past few weeks. Travelling to Macroom for the NCT on my little 12C Renault Clio  which was fully serviced to give it every chance of passing. The morning was very wet with lots of surface water on the roads. About two miles from journey’s end I met a driver who swerved from the water on his side of the road and hit my wing mirror (never stopped) sending it flying out of its cosy nest. Luckily it held on by the wires at the back and I was able to pull in at a lay-by and press the mirror back into place, and continued on my way to the test which I passed. It was my lucky day, buíochas le Dia. Those who  rose early on Monday morning were met by a surprising blanket of snow in places. It was light and those who didn’t leave the warm valley between the sheets until ten missed the show. By then the snow was all gone but left some hidden danger spots in the way of unwary motorists. Sporadic snow and ice pose the greatest danger to road users, it can give them a false sense of security until they hit a bad patch and all of a sudden their plans for the day takes a sharp turn for the worse.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 21st January 2020”

Daniel McCarthy, born c.1755 in Millstreet

My mother was a McCarthy. I have traced her family line back to Daniel McCarthy who was born in Millstreet in 1755.
Are there any McCarthy historians who might be related to Daniel McCarthy who was born in Millstreet in 1755 because then we would be related?
I would love to meet them when I visit Ireland in September.
Thank you.
Bill McNeil <email>

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Work to Begin on New Children’s Playground Tuesday 21st Jan. 2020

Work will begin on the New Children’s Playground on Tuesday, 21st Jan. 2020. Consequently the Playground will be CLOSED for the next few weeks during construction. Local support for this all-important project has been truly encouraging and uplifting. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Meeting of the Clonbanin Ambush Commemoration Committee

A meeting of the Luíochán Cluainbainin 5~3~1921 Clonbanin Ambush Commemoration  Committee was held in Dromtariffe Parish Hall recently. The following officers were elected: ~

Chairman~ Tom Meaney
Vice chairman~ Corney Vaughan.
Hon Joint Secretaries~ Noreen Meaney/Donal Cashman.
Finance Committee~ Marie O Shaughnessy/Noreen Clery/Billy Murphy/Áine Collins.
PROs~ David Crowley/Charlie Drake.
Military History Research~ Pat O Brien/Michael Kelly/Donal Kelleher/Noel Keating.
Researcher~ Tony Shine.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday February 12th at 8pm.
[about Clonbanin Ambush]

All Farmers invited to Meeting to discuss TB Outbreak

DUHALLOW IFA MEETING:
Duhallow IFA Meeting to discuss TB outbreaks in the Region – Tuesday 21st January 2020 in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet 8pm sharp.
Speakers: Diarmuid Lynch, Superintending Veterinary Inspector, North Cork Regional Veterinary Office, DAFM.
Ted Curtin, Veterinary Inspector, DAFM.
Ciaran Gobl, Veterinary Inspector, DAFM.
Representatives from Cork Central IFA will also attend.
All Farmers Welcome.

Outstanding Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice

Their was a great turnout earlier today at The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet for the Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee Chat Morning which was held in aid of Marymount Hospice. The Vintage Club would like to thank everybody that attended the event and for their fantastic support and generosity on the day.
Daniel Lane of Millstreet Vintage Club who coordinated the event was delighted with the turnout with in excess of 40 Vintage and Classic Cars/Bikes making the trip to Millstreet for what was a most enjoyable days proceedings. The Club would also like to thank Billy, Nigel, and all the Team at the Wallis Arms for all their help and for providing a great venue, and Daniel Lane also wishes to thank the Vintage Club Members and Friends who helped on both the lead up to the event and on the day itself. Also, many thanks to An Garda Síochána for their help and to the photographers and members of the local press who attended on the day to promote the proceedings for both Millstreet Vintage Club and Marymount Hospice.
A final figure from the Coffee Morning will be released soon which will be then presented by Millstreet Vintage Club to Marymount Hospice in the very near future.

Photos Courtesy of Daniel Lane.

More Photos by Cian Power can be found in the Link Below.

https://www.facebook.com/CianPowerPhotos/


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Millstreet Pictorial Updates 18th Jan. 2020

We present recent pictorial updates from our locality sharing a selection of colourful images.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

It was a true privilege meeting with inspirational Champion Jockey David Mullins (fifth from left) at Rathcoole Airfield on Fri. morning. Our picture features in today’s “The Echo” (18th Jan. 2020) with the uplifting story of the cheque presentation by David in gratitude for being airlifted following a serious injury in October. Thankfully David has recovered so well and looks forward to getting back to the equestrian world. He won the Aintree Grand National in 2016.

On the General Election 2020 Trail.

Jimmy and Thomas O’Leary appeared on “The Echo” this week.
Christmas is truly over as the dedicated Team takes down the Christmas Street Decorations.
AGM of Millstreet Town Park preceded by the celebration of Mass by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne at Millstreet Day Care Centre.
Some of the capacity attendance at Paddy O’Leary’s superb presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Friday 17th Jan.. Paddy from Kiskeam is pictured 8th from left holding a musical CD.
Pictured at the hugely successful Annual Machinery Show held during the week at the very impressive Green Glens venue.

[read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates 18th Jan. 2020”

Parish Newsletter – 19th January, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th 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:

RECENT DEATHS:  Breeda Jacobsen (Canney), Salthill & Sweden

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Joan Duggan, West End
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Peggie Horgan, Ballydaly                                 
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Art, Jackie & Margaret O’Connor, Nohovaldaly
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Nora & Jerry Creedon, Laught

Anniversaries:  John, Margaret & Eileen Duggan, West End; Ka Egan, Kanturk; Bina Duggan, West End; Fr. Joe Murphy, West End; Ann Marie Murphy, Clarabeg; Hannah Mary Kelleher, The Bridge; Mai O’Sullivan, Minor Row;  John Desmond, Liscahane; Billy & Kathleen Guerin, Ballydaly & Cloghoula; Tade Mullane, Curragh; Bertie Doody, Dooneen; Kitty McSweeney, Rathcoole; Julia Vaughan, Newmarket; Ellen O’Riordan, Carriganima; Timothy & Bridget Nugent, Dromcollogher; William Murphy, Kilbrin.   [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 19th January, 2020”

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank   Sinéad & Brian Cremin  of Cremin Car Accessories  for their very generous  donation to the Playground Project.   Great to see a new young business support our young people!  We are getting closer. If you want to help the Town Park get the Playground Project over the line for the Easter Holidays  be a bunny and 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  millstreettownpark@gmail.com

Competition Cars on Display at Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee and Chat Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice on Tommorrow Sunday January 19

SOME NICE COMPETITION CARS INCLUDING DRIFT CARS AND RALLY CARS WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN MILLSTREET TOMMORROW SUNDAY JAN 19,EVERYBODY WELCOME TO COME ALONG.

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Cars,Coffee and Chat Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice at the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet on next Sunday Jan 19th with all Vintage,Classic & Retro Cars/Bikes/etc very Welcome,so why not come along on the day if you are free and support a great Cause in Marymount Hospice,the Event kicks off at 11am,Contact Daniel Lane on 087 2213848 for more details.

Everybody Very Welcome to come Along on the day.

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.

[read more …] “William Byrne, Constable / Sergeant R.I.C (Millstreet 1914-1922)”

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”