AGM of Millstreet & District Housing Association

The AGM of Millstreet & District Housing Association (Millstreet Day Centre) will take place on Wednesday 11th December @ 7.30pm in the Day Centre. Local Support in attendance would be very much appreciated. We are trying to encourage more volunteers to get involved with the Centre so come along to the AGM to learn more!

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to express their sincere gratitude and thank Jerry Casey  of  Casey  Construction  for a significant donation to the Playground Project.  Come on Millstreet entrepreneurs and show your local business spirit like Casey Construction!  TO DONATE:   If you are in business locally or just like swings and slides and wish to make a donation 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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Christmas Turkeys

Hi all, it’s that time of year again and we must all turn our minds to the festive season. The festive season of course wouldn’t be the same without a delicious turkey for the dinner table on Christmas day! I rear traditional bronze turkeys in the millstreet area. 100% Irish, oven ready for the big day you can have the option to also have them boned and rolled to make the day that bit easier! For more information or to place an order please contact me Sean on 0857847879 I’d be delighted to hear from you!

Cullen N.S. Christmas Hamper Draw 2019

There is one of these superb Christmas Hampers in each of the following locations where Lines may be bought in support of Cullen N.S. Parents’ Association:

Martin’s Pub in Cullen

Curtin’s Pub in Clonbanin

Cullen Creamery

McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet

The Bush Bar, Millstreet

At least five of these magnificent Christmas Hampers will be won on 20th Dec. 2019 in aid of Cullen N.S. Parents’ Association.   Every success.  Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday from 9:30 until 11:00pm with Pictorial Updates and Music Galore

Tonight (Tues. 3rd Dec. 2019) on “Radio Treasures” and we chat about the following:

 

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 above – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 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 ther 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 …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday from 9:30 until 11:00pm with Pictorial Updates and Music Galore”

Eily’s Report – 3rd December

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

Our Christmas Lights were turned on with great gusto on Friday evening. Great crowds, including many from other countries and creeds.  All wearing Santa hats and sparkly gear adding a real carnival atmosphere to the occasion. If the evening was cold, nobody felt it. We had the pipe band, the community singers and the event was presided over by Community Council Chairman Noel Buckley.  There were no shortage of politicians for turning on the lights. Warming cups of tea were passed around. Thanks to a friendly Garda presence who saw  that all went well and passing traffic was not held up or delayed.
I have to compliment the hard working ladies who spearheaded it all and the many hands on people who worked so hard to made our Town Centre a bright and cheerful place in the run up to the Festive Season.

And now that the Christmas Season is on please shop at home. We need our shops and they need us. Our shops are always full of gift ideas at Christmas time. And they will all give vouchers which is the easiest way of all to shop.  There are many of us who neither want to wade into the masses in the big stores nor know what to get, so a voucher from a local store is a winner every time. Be it a beauty product, hairdressing, clothing, heating fuel , cutting hedges, paint a wall , trim the grass , the list is endless. Good luck to those who love to rummage through the big places, but there are many who almost  faint at the thought,  and the idea of a voucher says it all. I know it does for me.  So please shop at home.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 3rd December”

Denise Presents Magnificent Cheque in Memory of Vivienne

Denise Smyth (on extreme right with Vivienne’s Tee-shirt) presenting the hugely impressive cheque of €3,075.00 to two Representatives of Dublin’s Temple Street Children’s University Hospital Foundation. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

  Dermot, Lilly, Caroline & Steven Murphy

We would like to say how grateful we are to our loving families, good friends, amazing neighbours, and our caring and such a generous community for all your support during our traumatic and devastating day-to-day loss we have to endure.

We would like to thank the following:

 Denise Symth who ran the Dublin City Marathon and raised an amazing €3,075.00.

Munster Fire& Safety for printing Viv on the Temple Street T-shirts.

Millstreet Community School, Cloghoula NS, Geraldine Davis (Cork mini marathon) and to each and every member of the Millstreet  community who kindly donated money. We would also like to thank Sgt. Paul Lynch from the Millstreet Garda Station and all those that helped with traffic flow during Vivienne’s funeral service.

Finally but not least we have to say how amazed but not surprised we are of a very special young lady  Sophia, so sweet and kind  who donated her Confirmation money to Temple Street Hospital to help other  children like her BFF (Best Friend Forever) Viv.

Sophia’s Special Certificate of Appreciation …. Sophia was Vivienne’s BFF – Best Friend Forever.

In these few months since her passing Vivienne’s honour has raised a total of €7,416.75  for Temple Street Children’s Hospital for the ICU Department.

No matter how young she was she made a massive impact on us as a family not to mention everybody else and is still making that impact.                                         

Viv.……Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place.

Fire Safety Week

Our Fire Brigade’s recent fire safety week was a great success in the Millstreet area. The five winners of our smoke detector give away are as follows:

Bernie Lane
Martina Murphy
Eileen Murphy
Breeda Creedon
Patrick O’Keeffe

All winners have been contacted but some are yet to collect their prize, if they remaining winners could make contact please and we will present your prize.

Superb Tureen Creamery Commemorative Book & DVD

We thank Denis O’Mahony for alerting us to an ideal Christmas Present which is on sale at Boherbue Co-Op, Boherbue Supervalu and Tureen Creamery for the very reasonable price of €10.00 – the splendid “Tureen Creamery Commemorative Book incorporating a DVD”.   Tureen is a Branch of Boherbue Co-Op located near Knocknagree.   Here we share some five images from the recent launch of this historic gem.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Tureen Creamery Commemorative Book & DVD”

Presentation to Air Ambulance Following Annual Donal Guiney Memorial Quiz

The presentation of a very impressive €2,092.65 cheque – the fruitful result of the annual Donal Guiney Memorial Table Quiz which took place in McCarthy’s Bar on 4th Oct. 2019 – happened at Rathcoole Airfield on Sat. 30th Nov. 2019 in the presence of the organising Committee which includes John O’Leary and Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. from the Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann and personnel from Air Ambulance.   Here we share two images from the Sat. event and a further image from the Quiz night.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation to Air Ambulance Following Annual Donal Guiney Memorial Quiz”

Noreen Lucas, Switzerland (née Duggan of Lisnaboy)

Mass in Cullen Church on Saturday next the 7th December 2019 at 10.30am will be for the repose of the soul of Noreen Lucas née Duggan, daughter of Eileen and the late Noel Duggan of Lisnaboy, Cullen, who passed away on November 21st in Switzerland.  Internment took place in Switzerland.

[read more …] “Noreen Lucas, Switzerland (née Duggan of Lisnaboy)”

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM to take place on next Thursday Night December 5th at 8pm

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on next Thursday December 5th 2019 in the Parish Centre Millstreet at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars/Bikes and Tractors are welcome to attend. New Members always very welcome to the Club.

Lest We Forget (11)

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

LEST WE FORGET (11)

THE FOLLOWING ARE ACTS OF AGGRESSION COMMITTED IN IRELAND BY THE MILITARY AND POLICE OF THE USURPING ENGLISH GOVERNMENT – AS REPORTED IN THE DAILY PRESS, FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 22nd, 1919.

The Sentences passed on political offenders in the above six days totalled seven years, seven months, and two weeks.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 1919.
Raids:- Armed police raided the offices of the “Clare Champion” a weekly paper published at Ennis, and carried away type and other property.
Arrests:- Mr. Martin Thornton, Irish Language teacher, and Mr. Patrick Hohan, both of Tucker Street, Castlebar, were arrested on a charge of sedition. Mr. Leo Callaghan was arrested at Mallow, Co. Cork, on a charge of participating in an endeavour to obtain arms on a charge of illegal assembly.
Sentences:- Mr. Patrick J. O’Brien of Kells, Co. Meath was sentenced by courtmartial to imprisonment for one year and six months on a charge of possessing ammunition. Messrs. Martin, Thornton and Patrick Hohan, above mentioned were tried by “Crimes Court” and each sentenced to two months’ imprisonment. Thornton on a charge of reciting at a concert and the latter on a charge of singing a patriotic ballad: “The Dublin Brigade”. Mr. Michael Costello, above mentioned, was sentenced to two weeks imprisonment on a charge of “unlawful assembly”. The police witnesses declared that the unlawful assembly consisted in singing a song while passing the police. At Nenagh eight young men named Clery, Loughnane, Ahern, Herbert, Carroll, Kelly and Greene, were each sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for “unlawful assembly” and endeavouring to obtain arms. All the prisoners mentioned as sentenced in this list refused to recognise the right to try them of the Courts before which they were brought.  [read more …] “Lest We Forget (11)”

A Celebration of Stillness for Advent

A CELEBRATION OF STILLNESS FOR ADVENT
Advent Prayer Service

You are invited to an evening of prayer, reflection time, and music on Thursday 5th December from 7.30p.m. to 8.15p.m. in Millstreet Church to begin our journey to Christmas. Music will be provided by Choirs from the parishes of the Pastoral area. All are welcome.

Darragh Cashman with Cork Minor Cup in GAA Hall Wednesday 8pm

The Cashman Family wish to thank everyone who supported Darragh and the Cork Minor Football Team during the year.
On this Wednesday night, 4th Dec. 2019 between 8 and 9pm Darragh will have the Cork Minor Cup in Millstreet GAA Community Hall and everyone is welcome to come and have their picture taken with the Cup.  We thank Sharon Lane for the notice.  (S.R.)

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

Presenter John Greene celebrating 40 years of broadcasting shares some of his most memorable interviews from the past including features chatting with Mick O’Connell of Valentia Island and John B. Keane of Listowel.  C103 from 7 to 8pm.  (S.R.)

Update: Listen back to the programme HERE.

Turning on the Christmas Lights 2019

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Parish Newsletter – 1st December, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
First Sunday of Advent – 1st December, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email> 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:

RECENT DEATHS: Mary O’Connor, Dromsicane; Padraig O’Connor, Lisnashershane.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Joan & Jack Healy, Minor Row
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Kathleen Mulcahy, Aunagloor
Cullen 10.15 a.m. The deceased members of the O’Connell Family, Lissaniska
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Jim & Betty Fitzgerald, Murphy’s Terrace

ANNIVERSARIES: John Dennehy, Curragh; Pat O’Connell, Tullig; Margaret O’Byrne, West End; John “Sing” O’Sullivan; Bina Singleton, Mill View; Aidan Burke, Drishanemore; Daniel & Julia Guerin, Ballydaly; Joan Corbett, Knocknageeha; Jackie & Mary Ann Murphy, Laharn East, Boherbue; Anna Dimmock, London & Aubane; Michael & Mary Kiely, Ballymacarbery.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 1st December, 2019”

Health and Wellness Day in Millstreet GAA Hall

Health and Wellness Day in Millstreet GAA Hall
– Mindfulness, Tai Chi, Chi Kung classes
– Healthy snacks & juices
– Nutrition – The Foundation of Health
– Acupuncture – energetic therapy
– Aromatherapy – holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being.

FREE Admission. DONATIONS are welcomed In aid of Millstreet town New Playground  [read more …] “Health and Wellness Day in Millstreet GAA Hall”