Celebrating Twenty Wonderful Years of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn

On Saturday, 6th July 2019 a truly wonderful occasion celebrating twenty years in business of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn took place in the company of Family, Friends, Staff and Customers at Church Street, Millstreet.  Superb music, a splendid birthday cake,  an excellent address by Ursula Pomeroy, magnificent refreshments, great company and chat – all very much part of an historic night where everyone was accorded a royal welcome.  Here we share some 42 images of a most enjoyable occasion when lots of happy memories were evoked.   Sincere congratulations to Ursula and Family and continuing success in the years ahead.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Celebrating Twenty Wonderful Years of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn”

Shane at Centre-Back for Cork in Munster Championship this Evening

The best of luck to Shane Hickey this evening (Friday July 7th 2019), where he will line out at centre-back for Cork in the EirGrid Munster Under 20 Football Semi-Final against Waterford at 7pm in Clonakilty.

Result: Cork 5-23 Waterford 0-7

[read more …] “Shane at Centre-Back for Cork in Munster Championship this Evening”

Millstreet Vintage Club make Presentation to Spinal Injuries Ireland and Breast Cancer Ireland

Millstreet Vintage Club were delighted to Present two Cheques to Andrew O`Sullivan who along with a number of other Cyclists went from Mizen Head to Malin Head for two very worthy causes namely Spinal Injuries Ireland and Breast Cancer Ireland recently,the Cycle was spearheaded by Kildare Man Mark Nugent who suffered life changing Injuries in an Accident back in April 2016 which left him wheelchair-bound,Mark completed the Route with his specially adapted bicycle which he pedaled by hand and was joined by one of his best Friends Mary Fitzgerald who is recovering from breast cancer and had not been on a bike for 35 years before January of this year,the Cycle took 5 days to complete and the Group were welcomed by Millstreet Vintage Club to Dromtariffe Hall where they had Refreshments and an overnight Base with the Vintage Club delighted to be associated with two great Causes and the Club would like to wish the very best of luck to them both for the future.
Pictured below is Andrew O`Sullivan accepting the Presentation on behalf of both Charities from Luke Hurley Vice Chairman and Donie Lucey Chairman and Members of Millstreet Vinatge Club.


Opening Parade of the European Mounted Games 2019

On Tuesday evening in lovely sunshine, the Opening Ceremony for the European Mounted Games Team and Individual Championships 2019 was held in Millstreet. The Millstreet Pipe Band lead the parade of 17 European Countries from Green Glens up through the town where the official opening was declared in the Town Square. It was followed by music and a wonderful international social evening. Below are lots of photos and videos from the evening:

[read more …] “Opening Parade of the European Mounted Games 2019”

Knocknagree Achieves 2nd place in the Anti-Litter Challenge Group B in Cork County

Knocknagree Fairfield Tidy Towns

Sincere congratulations to Knocknagree on  achieving 2nd place in the Anti-Litter Challenge Group B in Cork County.   Tremendous credit is due to the wonderfully dedicated local group whose very impressive website is seen above.  We thank Stephen O’Sullivan of  Cork Co. Council for alerting us to this uplifting news regarding one of our very welcoming neighbouring villages.   We encourage you to check out their Facebook Page indicated above. (S.R.)
[read more …] “Knocknagree Achieves 2nd place in the Anti-Litter Challenge Group B in Cork County”

Vorsprung Durch Technic

Since the 1980s, Audi have been using the catchphrase ‘vorsprung durch technik’ in their advertisments. It is usually translated into English as ‘progress through technology’,  capitalizing on the German reputation for technical expertise.

But it was advertising execeutive Sir John Hegarty who coined the phrase for the advertisments. He is a descendant of one Jeremiah Hegarty, known in Millstreet as ‘The Landlord’ who had large business enterprises here in the late 19th century into the early 20th century. Jeremiah’s name is given to Hegarty Street (above the AIB), where he had a creamery, and where he built the houses for his workers. See the video below where John talks about how the phrase came about:

[read more …] “Vorsprung Durch Technic”

Plans for the new Childrens Playground

Millstreet  Town Park Committee are pleased to share below the proposed plans for our next project a full refurbishment of our children’s playground (last overhauled over 25 years  ago) for the benefit of our  growing population of under twelves.

We want to bring our playground in line with the rest of our fantastic amenity and make it a fun, healthy, inclusive and safe place for all our little people.  This upgrade is set to cost approximately €120,000.   On average our yearly income for the total running of the   Town Park grounds is €15,000 (Local Lotto and club subs) with annual recurring costs of a minimum of €8000, on insurance, gym equipment maintenance and machine repair alone.

We have secured a grant of €14,000 from  Cork County Council, subject to completion of  the works, and are making progress on further funding.  However, we still face a significant shortfall.  We are therefore calling on all “Sraiders”, past and present, at home and away and all users of our fantastic Town Park,  to dig deep and make whatever financial contribution you can to support this  project.


If you wish to make a contribution you may:
(i) lodge directly online to Millstreet Town Park Committee back account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2D, or
(ii) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park Committee” care of FÁS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

We will also shortly be appealing to the local businesses  in Millstreet for assistance with the financing of this project.  With help from right across our community we hope to get this refurbishment underway.

If you wish to confirm your contribution and  share your story of growing  up down the Lawn we would be delighted to hear from you at  <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

Finally, without  the  additional financial support from you,  the  people of Millstreet, we fear for the future viability of the playground in its current condition for the children of Millstreet – the future of our community.

Thank you
Millstreet Town Park Committee
Chairman Denis  Twomey, Secretary Denis Hickey, Treasurer Geraldine O’Leary

Shop windows decorated for the European Mounted Games

The European Mounted Games Championships shop window decorations competition

Thank you to all business and residential houses that decorated  their windows,  winners will be announced on Friday. Great to see the community welcoming all the different countries to Millstreet.

[read more …] “Shop windows decorated for the European Mounted Games”

Conor named at #2 for U20 Munster Semi

Good luck to Conor O’Callaghan who starts at #2 for Cork against Clare in the Munster U20 Hurling Semi Final

Final Score: Cork 0-24 Clare: 0-15

[read more …] “Conor named at #2 for U20 Munster Semi”

Planning Permission for Millstreet Community Hospital Extension Gets the Green Light

Planning permission has been approved for the second phase of refurbishment and extension works at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital Millstreet. The planning application was submitted to Cork County Council in February, following the completion of the first phase of works in 2018.

Permission includes the construction of a single-storey extension to the existing hospital, consisting of 11 ensuite bedrooms, dining room, kitchen store and changing facilities, new extended day rooms, toilets and assisted bathrooms, administration offices, relocated staff changing facilities, laundry room, plant room, meter room, new link corridor, and secure garden courtyard.  Permission has also been granted for the demolition of several structures within the grounds, including two existing single-storey rear extensions, part of a rear kitchen extension, garden wall to the rear of the site and roadside wall to the front of the building.  [read more …] “Planning Permission for Millstreet Community Hospital Extension Gets the Green Light”

“Radio Treasures” Features Famous Postcard Story and Shares Lots More – Cork Music Station Tonight from 9:30 to 10:00

Just back in time for programme after the truly magnificent European Mounted Games Opening Parade through Millstreet Town this Tuesday Evening. Hear all about it on our Show.

Our 10pm chat tonight introduces Memories of a very famous Postcard.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection of the hugely popular songs of Jim Reeves.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of many renowned Singers and Instrumentalists 

Preparing for European Mounted Games 2019

Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on <millstreetmuseum@eircom.net> – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 9th July

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

Millstreet is on a high at the moment with all the lovely things that are happening. The annual Stretcher race was held on Sunday and it created much needed merriment and laughter. This year it was in aid of Luke O’Donoghue whom will represent Ireland in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Czechoslovakia.  Starting out from the Bush Bar up to 10 stretchers took part.  The variety of colour and regalia only went to prove the efforts that people will go to in the name of homegrown entertainment. The merriment went on and on after the race was over with the warm sunshine adding to the happy scene. Well done to all concerned.

But the best is still to come with the mighty International Mounted Games Championships  rolling into the Green Glens from July 8th to 14th.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 9th July”

Trip to Cavan Brings Success for Nicholas

Well done to Nicholas Buckley Millstreet, U12 cyclist with Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club & all his team mates competing in Moynalty GP 2019 Underage Races in Mullagh, Cavan, last Sunday July 7th 2019. Nicholas is seen cycling below, and also receiving his prize.

[read more …] “Trip to Cavan Brings Success for Nicholas”

The European Mounted Games Championships 2019

The European Mounted Games Championships 2019 are taking place every day this week in The Green Glens Arena. The games are a branch of equestrian sport and require courage, determination and all round riding ability. There are teams from all over Europe and all games are played at breakneck speed – not for the fainthearted and worth checking out ! – (Geraldine Dennehy)

[read more …] “The European Mounted Games Championships 2019”

Upcoming Events to be held in Aubane

Upcoming Events to be held in Aubane:

Friday July 26th : Aubane Grotto Mass will be celebrated at Aubane Grotto on Friday 26th July at 8.00p.m. to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of when it was first blessed. All welcome.

Sunday August 11th : Aubane Soaial Club Family Fun Day at Aubane Community Centre at 2pm,Lots of Fun for all the Family, All Welcome

Saturday August 17th : Aubane Bi Annual Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Cork at Aubane Community Centre hosted by John, Noreen and Gobnait Kelleher on Saturday 17th August commencing at 10.30.-1.30pm

Sunday August 18th : Charity Tractor Run based at Aubane Community Centre in aid of Millstreet Pipe Band and Remembering Johnny Hickey Former Chairman and Founding Member of Milllstreet Vintage Club and Member of Millstreet Pipe Band,leaving Aubane Community Community Centre at 12.30pm to make it’s way to Ballinagree Vintage Show,
Details-Bernard Crowley on 087 7924406.


Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Truck Run on Sunday July 28th in aid of the newly formed Irish Community Rapid Response Aer Ambulance Service

Notice to all our Truckers and Trucking Friends out there its now just under 3 weeks to go to the Millstreet Vintage Clubs second Charity Truck Run which is being held on Sunday July 28th,the Event is in aid of the newly formed Irish Community Rapid Response Aer Ambulance Service,the Run will kick off from the K and L Depot in Millstreet at 12 Noon,for more details call Daniel Lucey on 086 8680807.

You can donate to the ICRR Air Ambulance with the following BIC and IBAN details IBAN:IE24MATN99221206094207 BIC:MATNIE21XXX

Death Notice: Dan Cronin Aunaskirtane and Brú na Sínsir, Rathmore, Co. Kerry

On July 7th 2019 peacefully in the gentle care of the staff of Killarney Nursing Home, Dan, aged 98. Predeceased by his wife Margaret. Sadly missed by his loving family, nieces, nephews, sister in law, brothers in law, relatives especially Con, neighbours and friends. R.I.P.

Reposing at O’Keeffe’s Funeral Home, Rathmore on this Monday eve. (July 8th)from 7pm to 9pm. Followed by removal to the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Shrone. Mass on Tuesday (July 9th) at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in Rathmore Cemetery. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís. [rip]

Dan Cronin was born in a cosy and homely thatched cottage in the wonderfully scenic townland of Aunaskirtane, Rathmore, Co. Kerry in the 1920s. He was educated in Shrone N.S. up to the age of fourteen. Dan had always maintained a keen interest in old tales and history. His superb narratives were penned from reality. Fireside tales of other days so gripped that he often felt he was present as the stories were occurring.   It was a true privilege knowing the wonderful Dan and his late wife, Margaret.  Dan had such a wonderful sense of humour and his consistent smile projected his sincere friendliness to All. Being a member of a very special Sliabh Luachra group which was formed to coordinate the most memorable Launch of one of Dan’s most famous and most popular books “In the Shadow of the Paps” at the “Two Mile Inn” Hotel in Killarney (now “The Torc” near Lissavigeen) it was such an honour being asked to take the photograph which appears on the cover of the world renowned book.  And what a mighty day we all had visiting various locations in Sliabh Luachra to capture images for the book with Dan relating such great stories about each location as we travelled on a beautiful day in Summer.  Dan and Margaret were always so very welcoming not only in Aunaskirtane but also in Rathmore.   Dan has left a magnificent legacy in the world of literature and history.   Thankfully, over the years Dan was recorded on television, radio and locally.   What a hugely valuable treasure this is for many generations to come.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  (Seán Radley)  [read more …] “Death Notice: Dan Cronin Aunaskirtane and Brú na Sínsir, Rathmore, Co. Kerry”

Millstreet Warmly Welcomes European Mounted Games 2019 Visitors

All shop owners/publicans or house owners in Millstreet Town are encouraged to decorate their windows with a country from the list:   

Denmark England France
Ireland Italy Northern Ireland
Wales Scotland Sweden

We shall take pictures of the  windows and the Community Council will sponsor a prize for the best window. Also colouring competition for national school aged children to colour a picture of a horse with once again specific country colours and these can be dropped into Niamh in Wordsworth by Monday and also a special appropriate prize for the winner..We need by Monday as we hope to create displays in the town for the week of the wonderful Mounted Games.

We thank Michelle O’Keeffe and Noel Buckley of Millstreet Community Council for these important suggestions.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Community School and Friends attending a recent meeting in preparation for European Mounted Games 2019 as well as Culture Night 2019. Included is Conor O’Leary (at back on extreme left). Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

European Mounted Games Championships 2019

The European Mounted Games Championships 2019 will be held at Millstreet Green Glens Equestrian Centre from July 8th – 14th. A Parade through Millstreet Town will be held on Tuesday July 9th at 7pm led by Millstreet Pipe Band followed by the Opening Ceremony in the Square. All are welcome. To check out full details of the week please log into  https://imgaeuros2019.com/

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

Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this week’s programme on Sunday 7th July 2019.  (S.R.)

One man’s successful battle against compulsory purchase has been making news this week.  But on Sunday’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene looks back at a time in Ireland when compulsory purchase was met with disgruntled acceptance. 

In 1954 the Gaoire  (Gwayrah) near Macroom was flooded to make way for the arrival of a little known commodity called electricity.  While the project created hundreds of badly needed jobs, it also forced many people from their homes. 

Now the area is a statutory nature reserve, and on this week’s programme, John walks through Annahala, and meets some of the people who once lived here, forming a closely knit community with their own shop and pub. 

Dating back to the ice age, the Gaoire is the remains of the only Post Glacial Alluvial forest in Western Europe, with the potential to become a World heritage site. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”

Ring of Kerry Cycle Success for Sliabh Luchra Cylists

Congratulations to Catherine Sheehan and all the Sliabh Luchra Cycling Club for completing the 180km Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle from all their friends in Millstreet, Banteer, Rathmore and from all the gang at K&L Deliveries. Well done on a great achievement.

[read more …] “Ring of Kerry Cycle Success for Sliabh Luchra Cylists”

1974 Kerry V Cork Munster Final

There is some fascinating Archive Footage (of interest to older!  Millstreet GAA fans) of the 1974 Kerry V Cork Munster Final available on youTube . Cork won in very poor conditions. All the Millstreet players were excellent but it may well have been Humphrey Kelleher’s (#3) best performance in a Cork jersey. Dinny Long (#8) showing Mick O Connell the ball also must have gone down very  well with Kerry supporters at the time!  John Coleman #6, and Connie Hartnett #7.

[read more …] “1974 Kerry V Cork Munster Final”

Mark at Centre Back against Westmeath

The best of luck to Mark Ellis who will be at centre-back again for Cork’s All-Ireland Hurling Qualifier against Westmeath which is on at 3pm this afternoon (Sunday July 7th)  in Mullingar. The match will not be shown live on TV, but is sure to be on C103 radio, and highlights on the Sunday Game.

[read more …] “Mark at Centre Back against Westmeath”