Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

Our juvenile Racers were in Greenmount, Limerick Racecourse on Friday last competing in the first round of a three week league. This is a great opportunity for kids to get involved in racing in a safe traffic free environment using the 2km track outside the race course. We were represented in all age groups with Abbey Dennehy taking to the track for her first race at under 10 level. Well done to all our competitors. Keenan Dennehy, Nicholas Buckley and Kate Murphy (3rd) featured in the Under 12 race with Daniel Bradley, Aidan Morley(3rd) and Dinny Murphy (1st) in the Under 14 event. Finally Ciaran Finnegan (3rd) and Ben Murphy (1st) took on the under 16 event. Well done to all the participants and good luck over the coming two weeks as the league points are accumulated to determine the overall positions. Congratulations to Ben Murphy on making the six man U16 Irish team for next week races in Shrewsbury, UK. Hard luck to Amy Fleming on missing out on the U14 girls Irish team for next week due to a crash last week that put her out of Kanturk which was last selection race. But watch this space she will be back……. The Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy Cycles Summer League starts this week and will every Tuesday night for the Summer with races for adults and Juveniles. Well done to all the Club members, young and not so young, who took part in the Twin Peaks challenge organised by Killarney Cycling Club on Sunday last and well done to Killarney for organising such a well-run event and some club members did the remembering Zoe cycle in Abbeyfeale.

Preparations are ongoing for the Inaugural Sliabh Luachra CC Youth Races for Juniors, U16, U14 & U12 Boys & Girls on June 16th at Knocknagree. Launch of The Sliabh Luacra Cycling Club Sportive will take place on Tuesday 14th in Teach Iosagain special Guests Aidan O’Mahony Donnacha O’Connor and Michelle Finn. The sportive is on 30th June next with 3 routes to choose from.

Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.

Presentation of Smart Store Survey

This Tuesday on the 14th of May at 8pm 7:30pm. Millstreet Community School students will be presenting the results of their Smart Store survey which they conducted in O’Keeffes Supervalu. This presentation on their findings will be followed up by a talk given by the Cork County Council on sustainability. Part of the Tidy Towns goals is to strive for sustainability and reducing food waste is an important part of that.
All are welcome to attend this event at the Community School.

Tidy Towns Update

This is Week 2 of collecting litter around Millstreet, but no change in cigarette butts – the town would have been knocked out of the Anti-Litter Challenge for these butts alone!

Millstreet Tidy Towns would like to thank those who have helped so far, there was a big improvement outside pubs, thank you!  The butts in the picture below were collected all around town, not outside the pubs!

The Litter Challenge competition starts this week, May 13th to May 22nd. Judging begins in Tanyard Wood moving up into town. Judging can be at anytime, any day.

We really appreciate everyone’s help so far, don’t forget we are always looking for more helpers to help show off your town’s beauty!

[read more …] “Tidy Towns Update”

Celebrating 40 Years of Millstreet Comhaltas Branch

CD Launch and Social Night to Celebrate 40 Years of Millstreet Comhaltas Branch

Millstreet Comhaltas Branch is 40 years old this year and, to celebrate, we’re having a social night in The Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday 25th May. This promises to be a great night of music, song, dance and chat – and we would be delighted to welcome anyone who would like to celebrate with us.

We will be launching a special celebration CD on the night. The CD includes recordings of present and past members of Millstreet Comhaltas. Gather in the hotel from 7:30 with the formal part of the evening starting at 8:00 in the function room. Food will be either a BBQ or Buffet depending on the weather.

Tickets for the launch and celebration will be on sale on Monday 13th May in the Parish Centre from 7:00 to 8:00pm and those interested are advised to come along to make sure of a place.

If you can’t make the ticket sales, please email <> to book your place.   [read more …] “Celebrating 40 Years of Millstreet Comhaltas Branch”

Bealtaine Festival Celebrated on “Round the Fireside” at 10 Tonight

Two C103 programmes were recently recorded in Freemount Heritage Centre for Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” programme promoting Bealtaine Festival 2019 and featuring many local voices.   The second programme will be broadcast at 10pm this Monday  13th May on C103.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Accessing Internet Radio Broadcasts Guidelines

To access Internet Radio Broadcasts one can do so on Computer, iPad, iPhone and on actual Internet Radio (which permits the listening to thousands of global radio stations).   The easiest method to listen to Internet Radio is on an actual Internet Radio unit which requires broadband connection.  However, in recent days many Radio Stations on Internet Radio units have disappeared from the listings including Cork Music Station.  Hopefully this problem will soon be resolved and the missing Radio Stations restored.  In the meantime the simplest way (as always) on your Computer, iPad or iPhone to listen to Cork Music Station is to click here on the blue highlighted link which opens .  Then simply click the Play Arrow and there it is – Music, songs 24/7 and chat with live DJs at specific times!  Happy Listening on Cork Music Station.  (S.R.)

Cullen’s William Fitzgerald takes over the radio controls in the ultra-modern Midwest Radio Station Studio in Co. Mayo a few years ago.  Also included is Broadcaster/Journalist supreme – Michael Commins who transmits his own Radio Show on Sunday and Wednesday nights on .
Cork Music Station….. Happy Listening from wherever in the world you tune in!

Death Notice: Stephen Buckley, Medfield, Mass., U.S.A.


Stephen Buckley

May 09, 2019

Stephen Buckley of Medfield, MA passed away in his sleep on May 9th after a battle with cancer.

Steve is survived by Susan (Bliss) Buckley, his loving wife and partner of 47 years, his three children and four grandchildren: daughter Sarah Rodenhi of Medfield, her husband Kyle and their children Catherine and Owen; son Daniel Buckley, his wife Laura Luo and their daughter Saya; son Timothy Buckley of South Boston, his wife Kelsey (Ill) Buckley and their daughter Joanna. He is the brother of John S. Buckley, formerly of Westwood and Gerald Buckley of Duxbury; he was predeceased by his brother Kevin Buckley of West Roxbury. He is also the beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Steve was born in Jamaica Plain, the third of four boys born to the late Stephen Buckley (Dooneen) and Catherine Long (Aubane), of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. Steve graduated from Boston Latin School before receiving degrees from Bowdoin College and Northeastern University. He spent his professional career as a partner at Ernst & Young for over 35 years, eventually leading the life science industry practice.  [read more …] “Death Notice: Stephen Buckley, Medfield, Mass., U.S.A.”

Apartment for Rent

Apartment for Rent

Two bed apartment on the Main Street, in Millstreet Town to rent long term.  Located in the centre of the town, this well maintained apartment is on the doorstep of all amenities. The apartment is in excellent condition and very spacious with a high level of insulation. Located in the centre of town next to all amenities. It has a high level of insulation and was upgraded recently. It will be vacant approximately from 13th May onwards.

For more details contact:  Anthony (086) 8728701

Parish Newsletter – 12th May, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Easter – 12th May, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email>
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the following:

RECENT DEATH: Stephen Buckley, Boston

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Andrew & the deceased members of The O’Sullivan family, Main Street.
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Thomas & Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Sr. Adeline & the deceased members of The O’Donoghue Family, Gortnacreeha
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Bridget & Patrick O’Sullivan, Dooneen

ANNIVERSARIES: Lena, Philip, Dan & the deceased members of the Cronin family, Pound Hill; Fintan & Mary Kiely, Liscahane; Sr. Veronica Cronin, Dooneen; Timothy & Nora Kelleher, Lislehane; Denny Murphy & all the deceased members of the Murphy Family, Lisnaboy; Patie & Julia Hickey, Mologhroe; Matthew Bradley, Knocknagurrane; Eileen Tucker, Killarney & Ballydaly; Paddy & Margaret O’Sullivan, Beenreigh, Kilcorney; Sr. Michael (Marie Halliden), Infant Jesus Sister, Surrey & Rathcoole; Katie & Paddy Kelleher, Mulinahorna; Emma Dineen, Carrigaline; John Sherlock, Skibbereen; Frank, Con, Mary & all deceased members of the Lucey Family, Canovee; Jeremiah McCarthy, Cork & Knocknagree.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 12th May, 2019”

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run on next Sunday May 12th in aid of Cullen Pipe Band,

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run on next Sunday May 12th,Nice Scenic Route,Sign on at Cullen GAA Grounds from 11am,Take off at 12 Noon,Run finishing in Millstreet,€20 per Tractor,Proceeds in aid of Cullen Pipe Band,
All Vintage and Modern Tractors very Welcome,
For details Contact John O’Riordan on 086 3731842 or Finbarr Hurley on 087 1134460.



Good Luck to Ellen

The best of luck to Ellen from Rathcoole N.S. (#9 below), and Millstreet Camogie Club, who will be playing in Páirc Ui Chaoimh for the Cork Primary Camogie team at half time of the first round of the Senior Hurling Championship, Cork v Tipperary on this Sunday 12th of May. Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat!

[read more …] “Good Luck to Ellen”

Coffee Morning Thank You


Gardai at Millstreet Garda Station,would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people of Millstreet and the surrounding areas for their overwhelming generosity at the Annual Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice. The total amount raised was €1483. Thanks to Sean Radley for advertising this fundraiser which is a cause close to everybody’s heart.

Charity Table Quiz for Pieta House in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night May 24th

There is a Charity Table Quiz happening in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night May 24th at 8.30 pm for Pieta House,why not come along for a Good Night Out for a Great Cause,Everybody Welcome.


“Radio Treasures” Visits Laught on Tonight’s Show 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm interview tonight brings us to the exquisite scenic area of Laught near Rathcoole for Mary Buckley’s hugely successful Coffee Day in aid of Cork’s Mercy Hospital Foundation and in memory of the late John Buckley, R.I.P..

Tonight in “Radio Treasures” we interview (from left) Emily, Mary and Josephine.

 where we speak with Emily Burns and Josephine Griffin from the Foundation and we also interview Mary Buckley herself – below we share images of the very special day (Monday, 6th May 2019) where we were all accorded such a royal welcome at such a praiseworthy event and where an excellent Booklet entitled “Gratitude” was launched on the cover of which is Mary with members of Family as well as one of the dedicated Oncologists – All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum – Happy Listening!  Click on the 38 images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Annual MARA Rosary at Tubrid on Monday, 6th May 2019.
A new wonderfully colourful Tanyard feature.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Visits Laught on Tonight’s Show 9:30 to 11:00″

Eily’s Report – 7th May

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

Our weekend kicked off with a wonderful art exhibition, in honour of Feile na Bealtaine.  Organised by our Active Retired Group.  Maura Walshe of IRD Duhallow came to officially open the event. And the quality of the exhibits was tantamount to the great talents that are lying in people,until they are given the help to develop them. And Ms. Walshe had nothing but praise for the group leaders for their work not just in art but for their many other fulfilling  and worthwhile activities.The May Bank Holiday weekend was something of a record-breaker. The long hours of nonstop sunshine gave everybody the urge to make the most of their time off, in the wide open spaces.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 7th May”

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Weekly Update

Busy week for the Club kicking off with Benny O Dea, Cathal Bradley, Dan Murphy and Denis O Connor completing the “Cycle against Suicide” from Killarney to Mallow on Thursday last. Thanks for Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra for supporting this initiative.

Paudie Keane, Pat MacAuliffe, Hannah O Connor and Mike Casey attended the West Limerick Endurance 125 in Monagea on Saturday last where Paudie completed the course in the quickest time. The club spin took on the Nadd Windmillls, always a challenging route on Sunday last. Well done to our “Couch to Ring of Kerry” group, they cycled their first 70 km and enjoyed the scenery from St John’s Well on Mushera Mountain.

Busy weekend for the Club racers with the Kanturk Three Day on over the Bank Holiday weekend. The juveniles were first off on Saturday morning with a stage race on the Freemount /Newmarket/Kanturk loop followed by a Time Trial in the afternoon. Sunday was a further stage race on loops of the Kanturk /Mallow Road loop. This race attracts the best underage talent in the country to what is a well-orchestrated event by O Leary Stone Kanturk Cycling Club. Sean P Fleming was the top unplaced under 11 in two stages with Ben Murphy winning the final under 16 stage on Sunday morning in three way sprint up Hospital Hill in Kanturk. Well done to all the juveniles who took part and special mention to Amy Fleming who took a nasty fall on the first stage Saturday morning but was back on Sunday to shout on her teammates. In the Adult section Anthony Tancred had a very popular 3rd place in the first stage of the A4 Race with Richard Cleverly finishing 5th on the TT stage and 7th overall in the overall General Classification on the A2/A3 Section. All in all a very strong weekend for the club in Kanturk. Well done to Danny Curtin and his team for the organisation and thanks to the SLCC parents who helped out marshalling over the weekend Preparations are ongoing for the Inaugural Sliabh Luachra CC Youth Races for Juniors, U16, U14 & U12 Boys & Girls on June 16th at Knocknagree SLCC Sportive is on 30th June next with 3 routes to choose from. Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9 am.

Please Don’t Throw Your Cigarettes on our Streets

This picture shows just how many cigarette butts were picked off the streets of Millstreet last Sunday morning. Our Tidy Towns loose 1 point for every 10 butts counted by the judges of the county litter and national litter competitions. Smokers, please don’t throw your cigarettes on our streets, we need your help in this competition.

Good Luck to our U12 Set Dancers

Wishing the Millstreet U12 mixed Set Dancers all the very best of Luck in the Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaì 2019 County Dancing Competitions in Dunmanway , today Monday 6th May. Good luck also to all others competing.Pictured above are: Back Row. L-R. Katie McCaul. Kera O’Sullivan. Aoibhe Lynch. Evie O’Leary. Front Row. L-R. James Fitzgerald. Ryan Kelleher. Nicholas J. Buckley. Eoin Tarrant.