Eurosong 2010

Niamh Kavanagh who won the Eurovision in Millstreet in 1993 is in the Eurosong National Final again tonight. You can listen to her song which was released yesterday in the video above. It is on RTE1 at 9:30pm tonight. Give her your vote 😉

Update: She won with maximum votes! Now go and read our follow up post for the details.

Millstreet’s WWI Dead

Names, dates and places of death taken from the Irish Memorial Records, listing all those from Millstreet that died in WWI over in Europe.


  • O’LEARY EDWARD 1914-10-03 FRANCE
  • BREEN DENIS 1916-03-27 FRANCE
  • HICKEY JOHN F. 1918-01-26
  • CREMIN JOHN 1918-03-23 FRANCE

Note: the Irish Memorial Record is incomplete, often incorrect and can contain duplicates. Nonetheless it is interesting information. From a discussion on wartime newspapers which lists all the dead from Cork

update (2014-01-12): this article has been superceeded by another which has more WW1 war dead, and much more information on each one

Millstreet Matters – 4th March 2010

A RECOGNITON for total commitment and excellence in community, sport, culture and enhancing the life of others is evident on the selection of the Millstreet People of the Year Awards.

Friday, 12 March, in the Wallis Arms Hotel, will present an opportunity for Millstreet to honour people valued and appreciated not only by their own community but beyond.

The categories and recipients are Hall of Fame, Fr. Paddy O’Byrne; Service to Youth, Youth Club Leaders; Cultural Award James Linehan; Achievement Award, Stephen O’Riordan; Service to the Community, Eily Buckley and Unsung Hero, Moira O’Keeffe from Cullen.

This and more on the horse fair, St Patricks Day Parade, Scór, GAA and much more can be read on this weeks Millstreet Matters on the Corkman newspaper.

Drake wins Premier League at Rally Tasmania

Check out the off road ‘moment’ at 5:30 in the above video! – “I was thankful that the tyres found some grip and just barely pulled the car away from the rock bank”

Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan took Premier League honours in last weekend’s Rally Tasmania.  Here’s Charlie’s report on the weekend…..

We had a really good weekend in Tassie and are happy we got the premier league points which was the aim for the weekend.

It was a last minute decision to do Rally Tasmania but I had never been there and I’d always wanted to try a tarmac rally so on the day the entries closed I rang Dasher(Darren Williams) and asked him could the car be repaired from the off in Batemans Bay last year? I got my answer quickly and it was a BIG NO…. but a miracle happened and the boys made the impossible possible. We were three hours late for scrunity – that’s how last minute the final car assembly was…….

[read more …] “Drake wins Premier League at Rally Tasmania”

Community School – Baby Jacob Cheque

Photograph shows Marius (Jacob`s father) and Jerry Pat O`Leary (Chairperson) accepting a cheque for €1000 for the Baby Jacob Trust Fund from the Transition Year Students. Half of this money was raised through Charity fund-raising events in the School and the other half came from the “Tastes of Christmas”cookery demonstration which was held last December.

LTV2: Program 157

LTV2 Millstreet:Highlights from Programme No 157 Featuring Ann Marie O`Riordan, Millstreet 2010 Scor Champions, and the laying down of the Time Capsule back in Clara Road recently.
Coming up tonight: LTV 2 Millstreet:Programme 158. On this weeks programme we have music from Crystal Swing,The Celts,and Johnny Bremmner amongst others,we go to Cullen for a presentation to Fr O`Leary to wish him well on his move to Killarney,also we go to the Abbeydorney Ploughing competition,plus all the usual features as well so tune in next Thursday night at 10.00pm with a repeat showing the following Sunday Evening at 8.00pm.

Millstreet Golf Society AGM


CAPTAIN:        Mr. Donogh McAuliffe

PRESIDENT:    Mr. Chris Twomey

Dear Member,

Welcome to our new golfing year, below are the main points from our AGM held on the 28th of January.



To try and re-generate interest in the society it was decided to do away with team competitions and have 4 single competitions at the courses listed below.It was also decided to have a golfer of the Year and the overall winner from the 4 competitions will receive The John Cronin Memorial Trophy.


Again we appeal to people when entering competitions can you please pay the entry fee on entry, collection of money is becoming a big job at outings and the committee have enough to do without this extra job.
SponsorsSponsors were again thanked for their support in 2009 and we look forward to their continued support in 2010. Due to the current economic climate sponsorship of an outing has been reduced to €100 , this includes free golf on the day.
MembershipMembership for 2010 is €20. Please fill in the attached form and return with money before the 26th of February to the address below,only paid up members will be contacted for outings.

[read more …] “Millstreet Golf Society AGM”

Conchubar O hEalaithe

2005 Conchubar Ó h'ÉalaitheA member of the Irish Workers Party and a Socialist and a true Republican
And he loved Ireland and the Irish Language Neil Healy was a very special man
A family person and a quiet achiever he was one worthy of far greater note
I’d like to write a poem in his honour were I born with the genius of a poet.
One who did speak the Irish Language fluently not many like him that seems sad to say
In the changing face of twenty first century Ireland in the ever changing World of today
A loyal supporter of Joe Sherlock of the Workers Party to the colours he believed in he was true
To many one who did choose to be different for that alone great credit is his due.
People like he was make a case for re-incarnation I’m only saying how it does seem to me
He did love places distant from Duhallow old towns in France in Celtic Brittany
His passing a huge loss to Celtic Culture he is one who will be hard to replace
In Millstreet he will always be remembered where his will live as a remembered face.
He always stood for what he did believe in one who was as honest as the word can be
And ’tis sad to think that on the streets of Millstreet he is one that in the flesh we never more will see
But the World was better for him living in it of him that would be a fair thing to say
Conchubar O hEalaithe is one well worth remembering and good memories of him will live for many a day.

by Francis Duggan

Regional Report 1002 2nd March 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1002 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on  the second day of March and it is foggy and cold, but very calm.

A very successful Coffee morning was held by Particia Guerin at the GAA Hall on Friday last, which raised   over € 1,500, Patricia , who is well known for her great work on behalf of the needy, would like to say many thanks to all those who  helped her with the venture  and supported it.

The money will be shared between The Church Restoration Fund, The Haiti Fund and the fund for Baby Jacob. Well done Patricia.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1002 2nd March 2010”

Trócaire Sleep Out

Minister for Education & Science, Batt O'Keeffe, T.D. joins over twenty students from Millstreet Community School as they prepare to have a Trócaire Sleep-Out on the grounds of St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet from 7pm on Monday, 1st March until 7am on Tuesday 2nd March. The very impressive project is part of the School's Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2010. Also included is John Magee (Chaplain) and Teachers Derry Morley and Jennifer O'Donoghue as well as Fr. Declan O'Connor, P.P., Millstreet.

… hope they didn’t feel too cold. It was -3C at 7am this morning!

read more information on the sleep out from a few days ago

Mick Kelleher’s Heart

He works hard and he has drunk many a beer
And he has lived in Australia for many a year
As good a person as one could wish to meet
But Mick Kelleher’s heart it is still in Millstreet.
In Claraghatlea in Millstreet he first saw light of day
And he often recalls old friends and places far away
Where the old Finnow river it babbles on down
To the mighty Blackwater close to Millstreet Town.
He talks of Claraghatlea, Inchaleigh and Claramore
So many miles inland from Hibernia’s shore
But distant from Duhallow he may live out his life
With his children and grandchildren and Rosemary his wife.
What is a great loss to Ireland is surely Australia’s gain
But loyal to Duhallow Mick Kelleher remain
And though here he may live out his last night and day
His heart is by Clara Mountain far away.

by Francis Duggan

Annmarie Touring in the States

The wonderful Annmarie O’Riordan from Rathcoole is embarking on a ten day tour  of America where she will be performing. If you’re from one of those areas you could do a lot worse than to go to one of her concerts.

Also, Seán has let us know that there is an American radio channel called the Irish Rambler Radio Show (in Boston) which often features the songs of Annmarie O’Riordan and is promoting her forthcoming American Tour. Give it a visit and the latest radio show will come on automatically. It’s quite good so give it a listen.


  • Fri. March 5: The Irish Centre, Philadelphia
  • Sun. March 7: The Irish Cultural Centre of New England-Canton, Massachusetts
  • Mon. March 8: Bad Abbott, Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Thurs. March 11: Rory Dolan’s, Yonkers, NY
  • Sat. March 13: Devon Theatre, Philadelphia
  • Sun. March 14: On float with Donegal Association followed by The Irish Centre, Philadelphia. (For more info: Please contact Marianne MacDonald)

More from Annmarie about her tour dates on her Facebook page

Death Notice: Tom Enright, Newcastle West

The death has occurred of Tom ENRIGHT of Rathcahill East, Strand, Newcastle West, Limerick
Reposing in Reidy’s Funeral Home, Newcastle West on Monday from 6pm with removal at 8pm to the Church of the Visitation, Monagea. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11am with burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Aware.

Cullen and District Annual Sponsored Weigh-In


1979 – 2010


Moira O’Keeffe

It was all systems go in Cullen Community Centre on Mon. Feb.1st for the 25th annual sponsored weigh in. It was great to renew acquaintances from previous years and also to welcome many new faces. It was a big night for us as the weigh in had been postponed by two weeks due to the inclement weather in January.

[read more …] “Cullen and District Annual Sponsored Weigh-In”

Students ‘Sleep Out’ for Trocaire

HomeTwenty three students and teachers from Millstreet Community College will brave the elements and ‘sleep out’ overnight at the doors of Cork’s Millstreet Church to support Trocaire’s Lenten campaign on hunger. They will be joined by members of Millstreet parish. The students aim to highlight world hunger and the poor living conditions faced by people struggling to survive, while raising money for Trocaire’s work.

To make the sleep-out as challenging as possible they will leave mobile phones, i-pods, and all forms of portable entertainment at home. The students will speak at local parishes over this weekend, 27/28th February, and to end the week off they will undergo a 24 hour Fast on Friday 5th March for Trocaire. Also on the 11th March there will be a multicultural event in the Community School as part of the Lenten Project.

Why? For the first time in history 1 billion people or one in six people in the world do not have enough food.

At the doors of St.Patricks Church, Millstreet. 7pm on Monday 1st March to 7am on Tuesday 2nd March.

Read about it on the Trócaire website

Ballydaly In Late February

The stream from Kippagh mountain downhill babbles it’s way
Through the fields of Ballydaly by overnight frost made gray
Along by the brown hedgerows by Winter winds stripped bare
The coldness of late February is in the morning air.
The water is flowing bank high in river, stream and drain
And dark clouds above the mountain give promise of more rain
Yet on the naked birch tree the territorial robin sing
Despite the Wintery weather he senses the coming Spring.
Of Ballydaly in late February the memories remain
In my nostalgic flights of fancy I walk the old fields again
Across the bare and wet and frosted fields the freshening cold winds blow
Yet the frost resistant daisies bloom where grass refuse to grow.
In quiet old Ballydaly in late February of the year
The wild cries of the hunting fox in the moonlit fields one hear
Her cubs too old to suckle and too young to hunt in their den are crying for meat
A rabbit, hare, pheasant or chicken they would feel glad to eat.
From the lake in Kippagh mountain the stream through the bracken flow
And bank high it babbles it’s way Inland down by the bare hedgerow
Yet the robin he is singing on a cold and wintery day
And from old Ballydaly Spring cannot be far away.

Parish Newsletter 28th Feb 2010


second SUNDAY of lent

28th February, 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>



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:


Denis Long, Knocknaloman, Rathmore

Mary O’Mahony, Meenagloherane, Cullen

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 28th Feb 2010”

Death Notice: Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe (Neil Healy), Drishane

Tomorrow (Sunday) night his Funeral will arrive from Dublin directly to the Church no time as yet announced (8:15pm). His Funeral Mass, as Gaeilge, will take place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Monday, 1st March at 11.00 a.m., and after that he will be taken to the crematorium in Ringaskiddy.

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe – he was such a gentleman and one who really began the Twinning concept – Seán

Upcoming Minor Action a recent meeting of the Cork Co Minor Board Millstreet were entered into the following league groupings.
Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2.

Glanmire, Mallow, Clonakilty, Kinsale, Youghal, Sam Maguires, Millstreet, Bantry Blues, Donoughmore.

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 2.

Aghabullogue, Newcestown, Sam Maguires, Gael Og, Nemo Rngs, Na Piarsaigh “B”, Millstreet.

First Match is on Tuesday 2nd March: Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2: Millstreet v Bantry Blues at Millstreet at 8.00 pm.

from the Imokilly Division

Millstreet Matters – 25 Feb 2010

PRIZES don’t come any bigger than national titles and Millstreet had reason to be jubilant on their All Ireland Scór na nOg triumph in Athlone on Saturday night.

Taking outright honours at instrumental music, team members Donal Linehan, Alanna Barry, Kelly Murphy, James Linehan and Cian Dennehy didn’t just live up to expectation with their performance but exceeded it with a spectacular flourish and enjoyed by the capacity attendance.

The column has much more on the All Ireland win, the forthcoming Horse Fair, Scór na bPaistí, Senior Scór, new Pilates Classes and a number of other items.

Click here to see the full Millstreet Matters column from the Corkman

Rally Tasmania 2010

Pre Race Inspection before the Friday Start

Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan are back on the road again in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII, this time at Rally Tasmania which is part of the Australian Rally Championship.

The race is on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We wish them well, and will following their progress here.

Here is an article on them in Rally Sport Magazine, and a short video of them in on the dirt

Some useful links to the Rally: Rally Tasmania, Results, Entry List, ARC profile of Charlie Drake


see more pictures below from the weekend [read more …] “Rally Tasmania 2010”

U21 Championship: Millstreet 1-7 Kanturk 0-9

MILLSTREET produced a ripple of a surprise to shade matters over Kanturk in the opening round to the Duhallow U21FC played in Millstreet last Friday night.

For long stages, a sharper Millstreet looked the more complete side, their passing, teamwork and workrate commendable. Holding a two point interval advantage, Millstreet doubled their advantage upon the resumption.

However, Kanturk summoned a brave comeback and came ever so close to forcing the game into extra time. Millstreet’s game demanded a brand of defiance and they had it in abundance during the closing stages to swing matters.

read the full report on the Corkman

[read more …] “U21 Championship: Millstreet 1-7 Kanturk 0-9”