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/


[read more …] “Outstanding Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice”

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”

Hardings of Millstreet

“Hello friends! I am searching for Harding family members in the area, and tracing family back to Joseph and Mary Harding of Millstreet, shoemakers in the 1800’s. I know my G-G-Grandad (Bryan Harding) came to America in 1857, settled in Massachusetts then Rochester NY. His brother Daniel, sister Julia emigrated also. Any Harding descendants in the area? I am travelling to Ireland this April and would be so happy to learn more of my family.” – Mary McDonough [from this comment]

By the Admin: While there were Hardings in Millstreet:-  shopkeepers, egg-layers, carpenters, tradesmen, shoemakers (Bryan, Bridget, John),  we seem to have found no reference at all to any Joseph Harding, which would be unusual. Below is some of what we found, which may or may not be of relevance:  [read more …] “Hardings of Millstreet”

Martin Cahill, Constable R.I.C. (Millstreet c.1900-c.1919)

Constable Martin Cahill (#43535) was born in Clare in the 1850’s. Stationed in Cork he married an Ellen Buckley from Skagh, near Derinagree. After that he was transferred to Dunmanway, then Union Hall, and came back to Millstreet to be stationed there from 1900 to 1919. He and his wife had 17 children, of which 7 were alive in 1911. In Millstreet they lived at Pound Hill, and later at Minor Row. We think he left the police in 1919 when the real troubles began, at a time when lots of officers retired because of low morale and a conflict of interest.
His wife died in 1923, and the remaining family seemed to have moved to Killorglin where more got married. Martin died in 1932 in Killorglin and was returned to Millstreet to be (most likely) buried with his wife.

Below are our notes on Martin and Ellen:  [read more …] “Martin Cahill, Constable R.I.C. (Millstreet c.1900-c.1919)”

Superb Rainbows Over Millstreet on St. Ita’s Day 2020

At least two very colourful Rainbows appeared over Millstreet on this Tuesday, 15th January 2020 – the Feast of St. Ita.   Celebrated in Killeedy, Co. Limerick where a beautiful Church Window (in Ashford in the Parish of Killeedy) depicting the renowned Saint may be seen – there is also a close link with St. Ita in Millstreet and is especially associated with Kilmeedy and Tubrid….which is oftentimes referred to as the Holy Well of Ita where in a bygone age people were baptised in the waters of Tubrid.  The two Rainbows serve as a reminder of St. Ita’s links to Millstreet.  Our images were photographed in West End and Mount Leader this Tuesday morning.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.(S.R.)

An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain in Carriganima on 20th and 21st March 2020

We thank Breandán Ó Caoimh for the following very interesting Press Release regarding the upcoming Centenary Commemoration of the renowned An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  (S.R.)An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain

The people of Carriganima extend a céad míle fáilte to everybody to join with them in commemorating the centenary of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  The commemoration will take place over two days: Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.  The renowned priest, scholar and author was born in the townland of Liscarrigane, in the parish of Clondrohid & Carriganima, and he spent his formative years here.  The locality had a profound impact on his work.  An tAthair Peadar was a strong advocate of vernacular Irish – the language of the people.  His most beloved works include Séadna and Mo Scéal Féin.  These stories, among other works, are much loved by students and scholars of Irish to this day.  Following his clerical formation in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, An tAthair Peadar, served as a priest in the Diocese of Cloyne, including in Macroom.  He died in Castlelyons in 1922, and he is buried there.  An tAthair Peadar is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern Irish literature.   [read more …] “An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain in Carriganima on 20th and 21st March 2020”

Maureen O Sullivan homeless appeal

Sincere thanks to everyone who contributed food parcels, home baking or knitting to the Maureen O Sullivan homeless appeal. It was highly appreciated and made a difference to so many.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the H.S.E Staff at St Finbarr’s Hospital,  Douglas, Cork whom collected €134 on the night of their Christmas Party and chose Maureen O’Sullivan’s Homeless Appeal as their chosen charity and to Martina Dineen, Brookpark for delivering this to us.

The local collections are co-ordinated by Margaret Crean.

Thomas Barrett, R.I.C Constable (Millstreet c.1896-c.1905)

Thomas Barrett was and RIC Constable that worked here in Millstreet in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Originally from Limerick, he began working in Kerry, married Elizabeth Browne from Scartaglin in 1889, and was transferred to Carrigadrohid soon after. In 1896 he was transferred to Millstreet, where the family lived at the West End and the Killarney Road. Some of their children were born here, and some of them died there too. Thomas’ wife Elizabeth died young, and Thomas himself died a few years later at the family home on the Killarney Road.

Below are our notes on him and his family.

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…To Mr Cronin — He saw about a hundred fish passing about in the river in dying condition that morning. Constable Barrett deposed to seeing Thomas Linehan take a out of river and Daniel Connell committed a similar offence about eleven o’clock in the day.
Constable Ryan saw Wm Murray about seven o’clock in tbe morning take a fish out the river, and about hour afterwaids he saw Patrick Lynch do same…. [Cork Constitution – Wednesday 15 June 1892]

[read more …] “Thomas Barrett, R.I.C Constable (Millstreet c.1896-c.1905)”

Eily’s Report – 14th January

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my first report of 2020.

Not only have we a New Year, but we have a new decade. Going forward from today I feel ill- prepared to give an account of the happenings of past number of weeks  because of a long spell of flu, I missed out on Christmas completely. The lovely closing down parties before it where the many things I’m involved in around the parish, where everybody will recap on the past year, revamp friendships and plan for more of the same ‘after Christmas’. I missed all the lovely church services and the Women’s Little Christmas party etc.

Mind you I didn’t spend my time out, saying “why me”. It does us a lot of good sometimes to take a step back. Take time to think over  what you’re missing and how much we miss them. The involvement, the companionship and the support of such things become all the more important and  worthwhile when you are separated from them for a little while. Buíochas le Dia, all is well again.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 14th January”

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank all  the Coleman Family of Colemans Millstreet Kia & New Holland and  Colemans Centra 

for their very generous  donation to the Playground Project.    If you are in business locally and want to help deliver the new Playground in time for Summer 2020 we would be delighted to receive any financial contribution. Come on Sráiders let’s  make this happen and enhance  our fantastic amenity – our Town Park – even further!

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>