Regional Report No. 1.006 (30th March 2010)


Presenter:   Seán Radley (deputising for Eily Buckley)

Good morning, Patricia and greetings, dear Listeners, from Millstreet in Co. Cork.   In this our 1,006th Regional Report we hear about Easter preparations, upcoming “Round the Fireside” features, LTV2 updates ….. and  there’s more – much more!

Our good Friend, Jerry Lehane of the Millstreet National Monument Committee, reminds us that the traditional Easter parade led by Millstreet Pipe Band will proceed from West End after 11.30 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick’s Church onwards to The Bridge and Main Street arriving at our National Monument  in the Square.   This highly significant Celtic Cross memorial of course was unveiled by Austin Stack in 1927 and has undergone a number of  maintenance works over the years.   The most recent restoration work has borne very impressive results.    Remembering the late Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe  – his daughter, Nóirín, will read the 1916 Proclamation, prayers will be recited, the wreath laid and an address delivered by a significant speaker.

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Eily in Nebraska

YORK — “God and His mother be with you all my friends.”

So Eily Buckley conveys her greetings, in Irish Gaelic, to her listeners during her weekly radio report from Millstreet Town, County Cork, Ireland.

Eily has been in Nebraska since St. Patrick’s Day. She will be in York County a short while longer, before heading to Lincoln next week to celebrate her cousin’s Diamond Jubilee in the priesthood. Father Paddy O’Byrne, now  retired from the Diocese of Lincoln, is the link between Eily and her rural Bradshaw hosts, Elizabeth and Terry King, and Toni and Kent Allen.

When the Kings and Allens wanted to travel to Ireland last year, Fr. O’Byrne pointed them to Eily’s bed and breakfast in Millstreet, a town of about 1,400 people in northwest County Cork. About another 3,000 live in the surrounding countryside.

The Nebraskans soon counted Eily among their friends, and welcomed her when she flew to Nebraska with Fr. O’Byrne.

from the York News Times
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Parish Newsletter – 28th March 2010

BALLYDALY – CULLEN – MILLSTREET

PARISH NEWSLETTER

passion Sunday of LENT

28th March 2010

Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. David Gunn C.C. & Fr. Micheál Manning A.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  /  Cullen  029-79028   / Mobile 087-7752948

Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie

Parish office opening hours:

Monday-Tuesday-friday

10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.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: Margaret O’Connor, Shanaknuck

Cáit Cronin, Killmeedy East

Tom Quilter, Tralee (brother of Sr. Noreen)

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Cullen to be twinned with Tokyo?

… Tuesday was one hell of a day for Minister Batt O’Keeffe. First, he got promoted in the Cabinet reshuffle. Then he was buttonholed by the irate wife of a snubbed back-bencher. And finally, he attended a dinner organised by the class of 1963 from St Brendan’s College, Killarney.

Some people might remember 1963 as the year JFK was assassinated. But in Batt’s eyes, 1963 will forever be remembered as the year St Brendan’s lost the All-Ireland schools’ final by a point to St Mel’s of Longford.

Despite being the only Corkman on the team, Batt was the captain, displaying early leadership skills.

“I’m in the diocese of Kerry, but from the village of Cullen, which is near Millstreet on the Cork border,” he explains.

I tried to twin Cullen with Tokyo when I was in Japan last week.

Tuesday’s knees-up was arranged long ago and it was pure coincidence that it fell on the night of Batt’s promotion. His classmates and team-mates …

this is an extract from an article in todays Irish Times

On Local Businesses

A comment on millstreet.ie this morning questioned the value of putting what was in effect advertising for small local business on the front page of the site like all other new articles on the site. Now maybe Seamus had a point, and I agree that they should not overrun the site, but I feel that it’s more important to keep our local businesses going by giving the support we can.

By pure coincidence there was an interview on the Mooney Show (RTE Radio 1) with David McWilliams, on how towns all across Ireland are dying, and on how locals are fighting back and saying “enough of this, how do we attract the locals to shop in town”.

They describe a very interesting thing of how a town dies.  A business closes …. maybe a second one … then ‘to let’ signs … then ‘for sale’ signs … buildings don’t get let out and are not maintained … and prospective buyers say I don’t like the look of that, and choose to move somewhere else … and then because nobody does nothing, the town becomes a ghost time.

It’s a very interesting interview, and reminiscent of the efforts of the Millstreet Development Group before the Christmas period. Honestly we don’t want our towns to end up like the ghost towns in Middle America with the big shopping mall outside their towns.

Listen to the interview which is on the RTE website (starts at 27:50)

River View Holiday House

River View – Millstreet, Co Cork

River View: Cottage in picturesque setting. Ideal touring base adjacent to Cork, Mallow and Killarney. Short drive to Millstreet town and Country Park. A getaway from it all with beautiful views and the comfort of modern conveniences.

  • Saturday changeover /pets welcome
  • short breaks accepted
  • private garden / patio
  • bed linen / towels provided free of charge
  • washing machine
  • patio
  • dishwasher
  • TV / Video/ DVD
  • children welcome
  • open fire
  • private parking for up to 3 cars
  • Electricity / heating charge
  • fridge – freezer

More details below:

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Death Notice: Catherine (Cáit) CRONIN, Kilmeedy

The death has occurred on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 of Catherine (Cait) CRONIN, (née Dineen) of Kilmeedy, Millstreet, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this Wednesday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Regional Report No. 1,005 23rd March 2010

Presenter:   Seán Radley (deputising for Eily Buckley)

Good morning, Patricia and greetings, dear Listeners, from Millstreet in Co. Cork, Ireland mentioned for the benefit of our many online Listeners worldwide on the c103 website.   Following such a severe Winter, it is so wonderfully uplifting to now be experiencing the onset of Spring and a greener Ireland with daffodils beginning to appear.   In this our 1,005th Regional Report we hear about Daffodil Day, an Easter Vintage event, upcoming “Round the Fireside” features, an LTV2  exclusive, website updates ….. and there’s more – much more!

But we begin on a sad note as we remember the late Mary O’Connor of “Duneden”, Boherbue who along with the late Tadhg O’Driscoll established the very popular Millstreet Gramophone Circle some years ago.  Mary who went to her Eternal Reward on Sunday, was such a true Lady of the highest calibre who shared many musical gems with numerous Gramophone Circles from her fascinating collection of treasured recordings.    For almost thirty years Mary had dedicatedly devoted her great musical talents and sincere energy to the Boherbue Church Choir.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

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corkman.ie – pay per view

Corkman The Corkman website has from today become a pay-per-view site. They are to charge for content per article / per week / per month. This will probably mean that we won’t be pointing you to articles of interest on the Corkman website, so both millstreet.ie and the Corkman will be worse off for this change in business strategy.

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Results and Fixtures: 22 March 2010

Ballycotton 10: 20th  COFFEY, Donal 00:56:41;  O’LEARY, Thomas 01:15:38; O’LEARY, William 01:17:46; HICKEY, Humphrey 01:20:53;  O’CONNELL, Aoife 01:23:07; O’CALLAGHAN, Grainne 01:24:59. Read further Ballycotton ’10’ details

GAA: Ladies Bord na nOg:  FÉILE PEIL ‘B’ Peil Round 2 Millstreet 3-06, Cill na Martra 4-09; B’ Iomáint Round 1 Millstreet V Dromtariffe, Saturday, March 27 4:30pm; County ‘A’ Regional HL (Section 2): Na Piarsaigh v Millstreet, Na Piarsaigh, Sun 21st 3pm. County Premier 2 MFL Grp 2: Kinsale 2-12 Millstreet 1-8. JBFL: Meelin 4-14 St. Johns 0-3

Camogie: Cork Colleges: U16½ A final: Millstreet CS 4-4 St. Mary’s Macroom 2-3

Soccer: Div 1A: Mayfield Utd 2 Rathcoole Rovers 1; Div 2A: Millstreet Cel 3 Springfield “A” 1; Div 3A: Macroom 3 Rathcoole Rovers 0, Los Zarcos 4 Grattan Utd 5; U15 Wilton 5 Rathcoole 1;

Greyhounds: Curraheen Park 550: Kieran Dineen Memorial A2. Stake. Heat 1 – B. O’Shea’s (Millstreet) Crossfield Leah (Ballymac Maeve-Crossfield Tex) (2) 3-1 1; Comogue Dingo (6) 3-1 2; Ballyfidora One (1) 6-4 3. 1l, 5l. 30.36.

West Cork Rally:Mark Falvey/Colin Moynihan Finished 3rd in the Historic section; Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy Finished 5th in the Historic section. Read the full results of all the local competitors in the on our West Cork Rally page

St.Patrick’s Day Parade by Air Take Photography

Scenes from the Millstreet St.Patrick’s Day Parade 2010, taken by Air Take Photography (based in Meelin) with their revolutionary way to take top quality, low altitude aerial photography for a fraction of the cost of traditional aerial photography. You can visit their new website, and see all the photos from our St.Patricks Day Parade.
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Parish Newsletter – 21st March 2010

PARISH NEWSLETTER
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT TIME – 21st March, 2010
Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. David Gunn C.C. & Fr. Micheál Manning A.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043 / Cullen 029-79028 / Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY-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: Sr. Aloysius Lynch, Mooncoin & formely Kippagh

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Annmarie in Philadelphia

Annmarie O’Riordan was singing her way around Boston, New York and Massachusettes a week ago in the run up to St.Patricks Day. Below are nine videos taken in Philadelphia and posted on youTube:

Above: Annmarie sings at the March 4, 2010, pre-St. Patrick’s Day Parade party at CBS3 in Philadelphia.

Above: “The unbelievable voice of the 20 year old Annmarie O’Riordan sings the song Grace, about the 1916 Easter Rising, accompanied by Pat Kildea on keyboard, Paraic Keane on fiddle and Fintan Malone. At the Irish Center, Philadelphia March 5, 2010.”
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Death Notice: Margret O’Connor(née Jones), Shanaknock

The death has occurred on Friday, March 19, 2010 of Margaret O’CONNOR, (née Jones) of Millstreet, Cork.
Shanaknock and formerly of Glountanefinane, Ballydesmond. Removal this Saturday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Sunday, at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Millstreet Community Award Recipients 2010

Millstreet Community Award Recipients 2010 with Sponsors and members of Millstreet Community Council at the prestigious event in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 12th March.

The awards on the night went to:

  • Hall of Fame Award: Fr. Paddy O Byrne, (who travels to Nebraska later this month, where he ministered for many years, to celebrate his Golden Jubilee).
  • Service to Youth: our Youth Leaders
  • Service to the Community: Eily Buckley
  • Cultural Award: James Linehan
  • Achievement Award: Stephen O’Riordan, For his Film, “(The Forgotten Maggies)
  • Unsung Hero: Moira O Keeffe, Cullen, and
  • Special Award. The Sisters of the Divine Jesus (the Drishane Nuns).

from the Corkman on the Service to Youth Award:
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Sent Forward for Trial in Limerick

A pregnant woman has been sent forward for trial in Limerick Circuit Court in connection with an assault on Cruises Street almost 3 years ago.

23 year old Rachel Casey with an address at The Square, Millstreet, Co Cork is alleged to have assaulted a person with a bottle on Cruises Street on the 8th of June 2007.

Gardaí served her with the Book of Evidence at Limerick District Court today (Thursday 18th March 2010)…

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