Death Notice: James Joseph Casserley

The death has occurred on Thursday, September 30, 2010 of James Joseph CASSERLEY of Cricklewood, London and Roscommon.
Aged 89 years. Removal today, Wednesday, October 13, at 7.30pm from Manley’s Funeral Home to Derrinagree Church. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday October 14th, at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Regional Report 1034 – 12th October 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde ,and welcome to news report 1034 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this crisp, beautiful sunny Tuesday morning.

The National Dairy Show will be the big attraction here in Millstreet this coming Saturday October 16th. As always it will be held indoors at the mighty Green Glens Complex. As well as the obvious, there will be many other features for everybody’s enjoyment. A cookery Demonstration at 2.30 and would you believe the Sam Maguire itself is coming to be admired and treasured. See the posters and website for all the details. Farmers are expected to come in larger numbers than ever, following all the fine weather and the year’s work done.Boaichas le Dia.

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Dairy Show 2010

The National Dairy Show is back in the Green Glens next Saturday the 16th. It promises to be a great show with Ireland’s best cows, a large number of trade exhibitors this year, star studded line-up to discuss the topic ‘Dairy Expansion inside and outside the Farm gate’, and lots of activities for all the family including cookery demonstrations, face-painting, bouncing castle, new exotic pets etc. Doors open at 9:30am

Keeping the Show on the Road
At the National Dairy Show, farmers will attend a discussion on how they can expand Irish milk production by 50%, and how the processing industry can cope with the extra supply, in the Irish Examiner Farming Forum. Ireland’s 18,000 or so dairy farmers can be confidently predicted to deliver on target, if the … Read the Full Article

For full details on the Show and all the news visit the National Dairy Show website

[read more …] “Dairy Show 2010”

Brian Dennehy to get Lifetime Achievement Award

Irish American stage and screen giant Brian Dennehy is set to be honored with the 2010 Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award by the Irish American Writers and Artists (IAW&A) association. He will receive the award at a special ceremony to be held at The Manhattan Club (upstairs at Rosie O’Grady’s, 800 7th Ave. at W. 52nd St.) on Monday October 18th.

Dennehy, whose grandfather hailed from Millstreet, Co. Cork, will be forever associated with Sheriff Will Teasle in 1982’s Rambo: First Blood, but has excelled in many more feature films including Gorky Park, Cocoon, Legal Eagles, Presumed Innocent, Tommy Boy, Baz Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet and Peter Greenaway’s The Belly of an Architect, for which he received the Chicago Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

He has been nominated for Emmy Awards six times for his television movie roles, including for his performance as John Wayne Gacy in To Catch a Killer (1992) and for Our Fathers (2005), which focused on [read more …] “Brian Dennehy to get Lifetime Achievement Award”

Sam’s Tour Continues – Visiting Millstreet on Tuesday

A wonderful welcome for Sam Maguire Cup at Coleman's Centra & Garage today. John Coleman and Con Hartnett who are holding the Cup with Jerry O'Sullivan (Cork Selector) played in the 1973 victorious Cork All-Ireland winning Football team. Pictured from left: Paul O'Flynn, Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P., Tom Meaney, Con, John, Jerry, Donncha O'Connor and Fr. Paddy O'Byrne. (Seán)

Sam’s Tour continued today (Tuesday) with Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond) and Paul O’Flynn (Ballyclough) starting off in Meelin this morning.   Arriving in Millstreet just after midday it was firstly to Presentation N.S. for a very colourful and enthusiastic reception.    Superbly colourful welcomes were accorded in various settings.   It was then on to [read more …] “Sam’s Tour Continues – Visiting Millstreet on Tuesday”

Apple Day

Apple Day at the Secret Garden
Come and join in the celebrations of all things apple.
Sunday 17 October · 13:00 – 17:00.
A fun afternoon for all the family

-Apple foods to try and buy
-Apple specials in the Tea Room
-Ballyhoura Apple Farm try and buy fresh local grown apple juices.
-John McNamara Nurseryman and expert grafter on hand to give advice on choosing and growing trees.

The Secret Garden

Results and Fixtures – 12th Oct ’10

Junior B Football Championhsip semi-final: Boherbue 1-8 St John’s 0-5
Duhallow U16A Football Championship Final: Millstreet 1-14 Boherbue 1-9 (After Extra Time, 1-8 apiece after normal time)

Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup 1st Round: Millstreet Celtic 4 Grangevale 3; Rathcoole Rovers 1 Park Utd 4;
AUL 3A: Los Zarcos 1 Buttevant 4; Rathcoole Rovers 1 Ballincollig 5
U13 Div 5: Rathcoole Rovers 4 Richmond 3;

Camogie: Munster Colleges 7’s Results:
Sevens C @ Newtownshandrum. (Champs 2009 Rathkeale, 2010 Laurel Hill)
Millstreet 0-1 1-2 SMI Newcastlewest
Laurel Hill 2-1 0-2 Millstreet
Millstreet 0-4 5-2 Roscrea
(Millstreet knocked out in the first round)
[read more …] “Results and Fixtures – 12th Oct ’10”

Áine for FG ticket?

Áine Collins

God only knows when the next General Election may happen, but the papers are saying that Áine Collins will be on the voting card for FG in the next election and looks like getting in at the expense of FF:

Newmarket-based Gerard Murphy, who contested the 2007 election for Fine Gael in the north of the constituency, has already withdrawn his name from the race. Áine Collins, who runs a financial services company in Millstreet, is the front-runner to win the party’s nomination for a candidate in the north of the constituency. A Fine Gael insider said that she would offer voters a fresh perspective.” – Evening Echo

With just under 50 per cent of the vote, the FG team of Michael Creed and Áine Collins are sure of two seats.” – Irish Independent

Margaret’s Wonderful 100th Birthday

Margaret Radley (nee Linehan) celebrated with her many relatives and friends her 100th Birthday on Tuesday, 21st September 2010 at Kingston-upon-Thames near London. Margaret, a native of Ballinamona near Mitchelstown was married to the late Denis Radley of Millstreet and has lived in Chessington, Surrey for many years. Margaret still has her same wonderful Irish accent and is ever-cheerful with that truly superb laugh which uplifts all in her company. She is Aunt to local Millstreet people - Marie Carroll (nee Radley), Killarney; John, Tommy and Denis Radley, Dungarvan as well as Denis & Tadhg Murphy, Ballydaly. Niece, Breeda Condon of Mitchelstown presented President McAleese's cheque of almost two and a half thousand Euro to Margaret and read the President's wonderful letter sent especially to Margaret from Áras an Uachtaráin. Margaret's daughter, Johanna, presented the Queen's card to her Mum. Highlights of the historic occasion will be broadcast on LTV2 Millstreet. (Seán Radley for

Parish Newsletter 10th October 2010


Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10th October, 2010

Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  / Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>


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:

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 9th October:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Eily Mai Hickey, Main Street  

Sunday 10th October:

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Dan Guerin, The Shop, Ballydaly

Cullen      10.15 a.m. Bridie Herlihy, Glountane [read more …] “Parish Newsletter 10th October 2010”

Kilcorney stage of the Cork ’20’

In-car Camera Footage of Ed O’Callaghan & Ger Clancy in their Ford Escort Mk2. This is Stage 11 of the 2010 Cork 20 International Rally around which started near Aubane Cross, made its way around up to and around Kilcorney, and finished near the top of the Brandy (near the highest point of the mountain road to Cork over Mushera). [read more …] “Kilcorney stage of the Cork ’20’”

Training to become a Deacon

THREE Kerry men have started training to become deacons in the Catholic Church. A programme for a permanent diaconate in the Kerry Diocese was announced a year ago, following approval from Rome for its introduction in Ireland. Three applicants – Conor Bradley, Milltown, Raymond Gilbourne, Millstreet, and Jean Yves Letanneur, Sneem – have now begun a first-year programme at the Dominican Ennismore Conference Centre, in Cork.

Deacons played an important part in the life of the church for the [read more …] “Training to become a Deacon”

New Season for LTV2 Millstreet

The first new programme to be broadcast by LTV2 Millstreet will be transmitted on Thursday, 11th November 2010 at 10.00 p.m..   It will be preceded by the broadcast of two programmes from our archives on Thursday, 28th Oct. and on Thursday, 4th Nov. so that an opportunity is accorded to all who wish to make any necessary adjustments so as to receive the optimum reception.   Broadcast Co-ordinator, Dan Joe Kelleher indicates that [read more …] “New Season for LTV2 Millstreet”

Regional Report 1033 – 5th October 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1033 for Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this nice sunny, but showery, Tuesday morning.

This Thursday Oct 7th. is the feast day of Our Blessed Lady of Holy Rosary  and Mass  by Fr. Paddy O Byrne, will be celebrated at Tubrid Well that evening starting at 7.

A very pleasant ceremony was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel last Wednesday night, organised by the Tidy Towns Committee. Prizes were presented to the winners of the Tidy Towns Competition, for best business frontage, best private frontage and best flower gardens. They were as follows, Eileen and Noel Collins, Mary Murray, Joan Wall, Margaret Smith, Paddy and Helen Sheahan , and Reens Farmacy.  The judges said that their task was a very difficult because of all the beautiful gardens to choose from. We’d like to congratulate the winners and compliment all those who make the effort to beautify their places.

We are sorry to say that LTV2 will not be back for a little longer. We will inform you a week in advance.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1033 – 5th October 2010”

Millstreet’s Sports People

In sports perhaps Derrygallon’s Pat O Callaghan was Duhallow and Ireland’s best
The champion of champions when he was put to the test
The dual Olympic Gold Medallist and World Record Holder his legend lives on
Though for many Seasons the life from him has gone.
But so many great sports people in and near Millstreet Town
Who on their own right can lay claim to renown
In Gaelic Football alone so many one could name
Who in their chosen sport did scale the heights of fame. [read more …] “Millstreet’s Sports People”

‘Hen Party’ at the Secret Garden

Curious about chickens? This Sunday, 10th October, come along to The Secret Garden in Newmarket between 2 – 5pm to meet Margaret McGuire of Mobile Pet Shop. She’ll be on hand to answer any questions on choosing, feeding and general care of hens. She’ll have a range of organic and GM free feeds, as well as other pet accessories, to buy on the day. Come along and meet her friendly hens! For more information call 029-60084. This event is free.

Results and Fixtures – 4 Oct ’10

Duhallow Junior B Football Championship Semi-Final: Kilbrin 1-12 Millstreet 2-6;

Cork U16 Premier Hurling Championship Final (County Section): Duhallow 1-12 Charleville 1-10 (Crowley brothers from Keale played with Duhallow)

Saxone Cup 2nd Round: Hibernians A 0 Millstreet Celtic 1
Presidents Cup 2nd Round: Kanturk B 1 Los Zarcos 2 (report below)
AUL 1A: Dunbar Celtic 2 Rathcoole Rovers 1
AUL 3A: Rathcoole Rovers 0 Newmarket 2

Junior B Championship Semi Final (Group 2): St.Johns v Boherbue Sun 10 Oct 1:45pm – curtain raiser to Duhallow Final in Cullen

Report: Kanturk B 1 Los Zarcos 2
Los Zarcos beat Kanturk B in cup today in Kanturk. Penalty by goalkeeper Mark Neville and David Curtin got 2nd. We are now in Quarter-Final of the cup. Best were Sean Lawlor and Mark Neville. Playing Buttervent next weekend in league. SB

Taylor-Skinner: Millstreet Road Maps from 1777

The images above are from the work of George Taylor & Andrew Skinner’s (both Scotsmen) entitled ”Maps of The Roads of Ireland”. Surveyed in 1777 and published for the authors on the 14th November 1778 in London. Millstreet is included in the roads,

  • p178 Millstreet – Bandon
  • p180 Cork -Millstreet – Castleisland – Tralee
  • p182 Mallow to Millstreet

Click the images to see the the maps that include Millstreet. They all give a slightly different representation of Millstreet.

Notes: In 1776, they sought funding from Ireland’s noblemen and gentlemen in order to map the roads of Ireland.  They succeeded in raising over £2,000 which paid for [read more …] “Taylor-Skinner: Millstreet Road Maps from 1777”

Parish Newsletter – 3rd October 2010


Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 3rd October, 2010

Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  / Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>


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:

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 2nd October:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Eily, Julia & Christy Kelleher, Kilmeedy  

Sunday 3rd October:

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 3rd October 2010”

The Rose Of Warrnambool

Unmarried in her early twenties without children a teacher in a primary school
Tall, beautiful and charming, down to earth and kindhearted the Rose of Warrnambool
With eyes as blue as ripened sloes and shoulder length hair of chestnut brown
Her mum an Aussie from nearby Dennington her dad from distant Millstreet Town.
Though ’tis a place she vows to visit in a not too distant day
She has never been to her dad’s Hometown in Duhallow faraway [read more …] “The Rose Of Warrnambool”

Cork 20 International Rally

The sounds of roaring engines comes to the Millstreet area today as the Cork 20 Rally comes close to Millstreet.  There are a number of stages around Mullaghanish, Kilmeedy to Ballydaly and also around Mushera. To know the exact routes, you will have to get a programme whichare available locally at Colemans Garage, and at Centra (West End).

Local lads in the Rally are:

  • #80 Declan Buckley/Ollie Kierce Ford Escort
  • #82 Liam Dennehy/John Lynch Honda Civic
  • #69 Connie Tarrant/Timie O Callaghan Skoda Fabia VRS
  • #93 John O’Sullivan/Denny O’Riordan Toyota Corolla
  • #H1 Todd Falvey  Porsche 911 RS (Historics)
  • #H3 Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy Ford Escort Mk1

[read more …] “Cork 20 International Rally”

Google Street View of Millstreet

Community School Students on their lunch break outside Centra at the West End wave at the Google Street Car in May 2009

Google have today launched their Street View of Ireland, and Millstreet is included in that. For those that don’t know what Street View is, it places panoramic photos from the street every 10 or so metres on top of Google Maps. Most of the local roads are covered too, even out in the countryside. It is very impressive.

If you haven’t been to Millstreet, or haven’t been there in a while and would like to see how it has changed, then click here to start in the Square.

It appears that the Google Street Car visited Millstreet sometime in May 2009 (the election posters are up around town). Included below are dozens of people caught by the Google cameras in Millstreet (more being added all the time).

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