Fathers day at Millstreet Country Park and Restaurant

Hi all,

Father’s Day is virtually upon us and, if this takes you by surprise or you had forgotten the exact date then Millstreet Country Park is here to tell you that Sunday 20th June is the one to remember.

Father’s and Grandfather’s sadly usually end up with generic gifts for Father’s Day from their loved ones, simply because of the lack of real options for Father’s Day gifts. Dads can be tough to buy for, and depending on their interests, there may be no obvious choice.  So how about something more thoughtful than a tie for Dear Old Dad this year?

Fancy doing something different? Then why not take your Dad outside this year? Why not visit Millstreet Country Park and plan a number of Father’s Day activities and make this special day an enjoyable and memorable event for him and for the whole family.

[read more …] “Fathers day at Millstreet Country Park and Restaurant”

Regional Report 1017 – 15th June 2010

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1017 from Millstreet.

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

There is an important notice here from our Garda Siocana to let you know that tomorrow Wednesday June 16th is National Firearms Licencing Awareness Day.

All gun holders are asked to renew their licences on that day. Garda Stations will be open from 10am to 6pm.

Millstreet Development Group have criss-crossed out town with banners telling all and sundry that from  to-day, June 14th to the 19th, every shop and business is giving big discounts, 39 in all, turning Millstreet into a real bargain–town for the next few days. Do come and sample these once-off bargains  and while you are here,  go to see our beauty spots,  Tubrid Well,  the Country Park,  The Green Glens Complex, the picturesque view from our Wind-farms, and lots more.  And have a meal or snack in any one of our varied food outlets.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1017 – 15th June 2010”

Cork City Marathon 2010

The 2010 Cork City Marathon was run a week ago on the June Bank Holiday (Monday 7th June). It was a terrible day with all the runners drowned to the skin, but spirits were high regardless. There were a few Millstreet runners who took part mostly in the relay. These were:

  • #512 Joanne Carroll 03:45:48
  • #3660 Road Runners (Mixed team) 03:42:55 (Humphery Hickey, Aoife O’Connell & Maeve Neenan)
  • #3902 The Jolly Joggers (Mixed team) 04:14:40 – included Mairead O’Connell
  • #3482    Millstreet Tae kwon-do   Mixed Team    05:04:01 – (They were raising money to send some of their team to the world championships)
  • #4096 Runners Loft @ Maher (All male Team) 02:29:03 – included Tony Kelleher (formerly from Minor Row)
  • There were a few more locals running, but I’m unsure of the team names they ran under.

There are some more photos below: [read more …] “Cork City Marathon 2010”

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Death Notice: Betty Twomey (née Corcoran, Dooneen)

The death has occurred on Sunday, June 13, 2010 of Betty TWOMEY, (née Corcoran (Dooneen, Millstreet)) of Banteer, Cork. Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer this Tuesday evening from 6.30pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St Fursey’s Church, Banteer. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Fursey’s Cemetery.

Cork Rose Selection

The selection of the Cork Rose for this years Rose of Tralee took place last weekend. Joanie McAulliffe represented the Millstreet Country Park (where she is the Marketing Executive). Unfortunately she did not win on the night as that honour went to Laura Mitchell. Though it is great to see someone local involved.

photos below [read more …] “Cork Rose Selection”

Standing up for the local Hospitals

Michael Creed TD warned the Minister for Health Mary Harney of the dire consequences of closing Community Hospitals in Macroom, Kanturk, Millstreet and Dunmanway.  Speaking during a Dáil debate on Health Deputy Creed said:

Community-based medical services can thwart the onward march to acute hospital facilities if properly structured and delivered. A key component of that is community nursing facilities – the district hospitals. In my constituency, there is Kanturk, Millstreet and Macroom District Hospitals and on the fringes of my constituency, there is Dunmanway District Hospital. I see a threat hanging over those district hospitals. When concluding the debate, I would like the Minister to reassure me about their future.

read the full speech on Michael Creed’s blog

Irish Kidney Association Bike Run

Apply for a Donor CardOn Saturday, 12th June 2010 an inspiring group which included Finbarr Leahy (with beard) and his many Friends and Family members took a refreshment break at Coleman’s Garage in Minor Row, Millstreet during a sponsored motor bike run from Cork onwards to north Co. Cork returning to Ballincollig Rugby Club – all in aid of the Irish Kidney Association.   The enthusiastic group were given a Garda Escort during the trip. We also recorded a brief interview for LTV2 to be broadcast in the Autumn.  (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie ) [read more …] “Irish Kidney Association Bike Run”

Millstreet Community Forum Meeting

Stephen Kelly, community worker with the HSE, would like to invite residents of Millstreet to an Open Community Forum meeting in St. Joseph’s Gardens (Respond Housing beside St.Patricks Church) Millstreet on Thursday 17th June 2010 at 11am. This will be an opportunity to discuss what is happening in the local community and for local people to share ideas and views on where they live.

The meeting will be followed by some refreshments and a short walk around the walkway in St Josephs Gardens.

Everyone is welcome, if you to attend or have any questions please contact the Health Promotion Department on 021 4921641 and leave your name and telephone number.

Look forward to meeting you all on the day

For more information contact: [read more …] “Millstreet Community Forum Meeting”

Niall Moynihan at the World Cup Opener

Niall Moynihan who grew up on the Killarney Road but now lives in South Africa was at the World Cup opener between South Africa and Mexico.

Soccer City, Soweto was fantastic. Great opening Match, Amazing atmosphere Well done Bafana Bafana, you were the better team on day. SA 1 : Mexico 1

Below are more of his photos of the occasion: [read more …] “Niall Moynihan at the World Cup Opener”

Parish Newsletter 13th June 2010

PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
The Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – 13th June, 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:

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 12th June:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.   Kathleen Buicke, Murphy’s Terrace

Cullen Vigil      8.00 p.m. Eddie Forde, Mologhroe

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 13th June 2010”

Millstreet Girls playing for Cork

Two Millstreet girls from the Presentation National School were representing Cork at football and camogie recently. Máire Ellen O’Connor was playing in the U12 interval game at the Cork v Tipperary Munster Senior Hurling Championship game in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, while Shauna O’Sullivan played the following Sunday in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney the following weekend, as Cork U12 took on Kerry U12 in the interval game during the Munster Quarter Final between Cork and Kerry. Well done to the girls.

from the Official Cork GAA Website

Millstreet Shopping Week 14th-19th June

This week, Millstreet Development Group have sent out fliers with the post advertising Millstreet Shopping Week which is happening from next Tuesday 14th June to the following Saturday 19th. You can see the full brochure in the pictures below, with the shops in town offering discounts and special offers for the week: [read more …] “Millstreet Shopping Week 14th-19th June”

Methodist Services in Millstreet Increase to Twice Monthly

Methodist Services in Millstreet Increase to Twice Monthly

We are glad to announce that the meetings for Prayer, Praise and Bible study organized by the Methodist Church in Millstreet are now going to take place twice each month.  The venue continues to be the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road (kindly granted).  Meetings are planned for the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7.00 p. m. each evening.  The meetings for June are Sunday 13th and Sunday 27th June.  Please note that there is an open welcome to everyone at these meetings – the more the merrier!

For further information contact the Methodist minister in Killarney, Rev. Laurence Graham at 064-6631613 or <email>

Millstreet GAA Fixtures

Here is a list of the upcoming Championship and League fixtures for the Millstreet Junior GAA Club:

  • Tuesday 22nd June:   Junior Football Championship Millstreet -v- Kanturk in Banteer at 8.00p.m.
  • Sunday 27th June:  Junior Hurling championship Millstreet -v- Tullylease in Kanturk at 3.30p.m.
  • Sunday 27th June:  In Millstreet Junior Football Championship Lyre -v- Knocknagree at 7.30p.m.
  • Thursday 1st July:  Minor football league Millstreet -v- Youghal in Youghal.
  • Saturday 3rd July:  Winners of Millstreet -v- Tullylease will play Banteer in Newmarket at 8.00p.m.
  • Tuesday 6th July:  Minor Football Championship: Millstreet -v- O’Donovan Rossa
  • Saturday 10th July:  Junior Football championship: Millstreet -v- Rockchapel in Knocknagree at 8.00p.m.
  • Sunday 11th July:  Minor Hurling League: Millstreet -v- Nemo Rangers
  • Thursday 15th July:   Minor Hurling championship Millstreet -v- Ballinascarthy

This is great to have because sometimes you don’t know that a game is on until it is already played. Many thanks to Sharon for the fixture list

Read all the  articles on Millstreet GAA

Regional report 1015 – 8th June 2010

by

Eily Bucley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and  welcome to news report 1015 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this soft, Tuesday morning following some night rain.

Holiday makers were fortunate to get two fine days out of three at the Bank Holiday weekend. Everybody headed for the out of doors, our lovely Country Park enjoying a bumper crowd. There was a marked increase in the number of our people choosing to holiday at home, resulting in huge crowds at all the touristy places. Let us hope the trend continues throughout the rest of the year

Please let me remind you of the Tidy Towns Clean-up, tonight starting  in town at 7.30  and they are appealing for your full co-operation.

Our Development committees meet at regularly, to make Millstreet a better place, The Tourism committee would welcome some more people with new ideas and new thinking to help them with their ambitious plans for the future. A new list of accommodation is being compiled and anybody who would like to get involved, please contact Veronica O Callaghan or any member.

[read more …] “Regional report 1015 – 8th June 2010”

Drishane Fête – More Air Take Photos


Air Take Photography
have sent us more photos from Drishane Garden Fête which was in aid of the Baby Jacob Appeal. Included in the photos are the vintage parade, the photographic exhibition in the Chapel (where Air Take Photography had their own exhibition, as well as Millstreet Museum), and other unique panoramic photos of the fête.

[read more …] “Drishane Fête – More Air Take Photos”

U12 Duhallow Champions

Millstreet u12 Footballers – Duhallow Champions after a victory over Boherbue by 3-9 to 2-11. Millstreet retained their Duhallow U12 Football League title after surviving a searching test from Boherbue in a marvellous decider in Newmarket, with three goals from Alex Lee helping them to victory in the end. (May 2010)  (pics above and below thanks to John Tarrant)

[read more …] “U12 Duhallow Champions”

Parish Newsletter 6th June 2010

Parish Newsletter – The Body & Blood of Christ – 6th June, 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:

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 5th June:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.   Daniel Kelleher, Gneeves

Cullen Vigil      8.00 p.m. Tom Cronin, Knockduff

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 6th June 2010”