Drake and Moynihan going to Coffs Harbour Rally

The Rallyschool.com.au Irish duo of Charlie Drake (Derinagree) and Eoin Moynihan (Ballydaly) are counting down the days until the next round of the Australian Rally Championship gets under way in Coffs Harbour on the 14th – 16th May. The pair are fired up after recording their best ever result in a NSW State Championship round, the Lithgow event, where they finished third overall.

“We were really happy with the result in Lithgow and to finish third overall was a great boost for our confidence. We were seeded car 16 so to have a joint fastest stage time and be consistently in the top three was really encouraging, so now we are really looking forward to Coffs,” Charlie said.

[read more …] “Drake and Moynihan going to Coffs Harbour Rally”

Mrs. O’Sullivan Cup Presentation

Annabelle O’Sullivan presenting the “Mrs. O’Sullivan” Cup to the victorious Knocknagree N.S. Quiz Team – Andrew Sheehan, Darren Brosnan (Captain), Eoghan McSweeney and Paul O’Connor – at the recent Cloghoula N.S. (Millstreet) Sports and Pattern Day.  Also included is Mary Murphy, Principal, Cloghoula National School.  Pic.:  Seán Radley

Death notice: Michael Ryan

The death has occurred unexpectedly on Sunday, May 9th, 2010 of Michael RYAN of Wexford and ‘Westside Lodge’, Killarney Road, Millstreet, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Tuesday evening at 9pm. Removal tomorrow, Wednesday, at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Regional Report 1012 – 11th May 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1012 from Millstreet.

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

All roads lead to Knocknagree on this coming Sunday for an explosion of Music at the Star Trax recording Studio. Following the recent devastating fire at their place they need all you support. See posters for all the details. A fundraising event for the cause will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on June 11th organised by LTV2.

On Sunday next May 16th Millstreet G.A.A.Club along with camogie club will hold their La Na g Club day in park from 2.30-4.30pm. This will be a fun day for all the family with all ages catered for. Events scheduled for the day are U8 football blitz,U16 mixed football game, rounders for coaches of junior, juvenile and camogie teams All the mums get ready for an obstacle race. Celebrity Banisteoir with two local personalities (Noel Buckley and Joan O Mahony from Convent School) battling against each other with their respective teams. Music on the day will be provided by The  Kelt, (joint chairmen of Juvenile Club) and we will also have a barbeque hosted by Jerry Pat and staff. Music and dancing on the day from local musicians and dancers. There will be many other novelty events eg.penalty shootout, face painting etc to keep all entertained. All we need is for the sunshine to shine   to ensure an enjoyable day on Sunday next in Millstreet town park. All are welcome. thanks Mairead Daly, Secretary  Juvenile. club.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1012 – 11th May 2010”

Results and Fixtures: 8th May – 14th May

Ducon Cup: Lyre 2-15 Millstreet 1-2
Junior Hurling League: Freemount 2-15 Millstreet 2-5
Duhallow JBFL: Boherbue 3-8 Millstreet 0-5; Lyre 0-10 St John’s 1-5.
County Minor FL Group 2: Clonakilty 5-18 Millstreet 1-6

League 1A: Buttevant 1 Rathcoole Rovers 0
League 3A: Los Zarcos 4 Ballinhassig 3; Rathcoole 2 Strand Utd 2.
League 2A: Waterloo 2-4 Millstreet (Wed 12th)

Greyhounds: Curraheen Park B. O’Shea’s (Millstreet) Crossfield Tim won a 525 in a time of 28.63

Parish Newsletter – 9th May 2010

Sixth SUNDAY of Easter- 9th May, 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



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 8th May:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.   Bridget & Patrick O’Sullivan, Dooneen

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 9th May 2010”

Millstreet Celtic still battling for Division 2A title

Millstreet Celtic were made work extra hard for their league 2-1 home win over Crescent tonight, but who would you now put your money on. Here is the table with two games to go after tonight’s results.

Murphy’s Irish Stout League 2A
.Springfield A161411571643
.Millstreet Cel161321511941

As if that was not enough – they must all play each other yet. Lets hope they’re not celebrating too much after their cup win last weekend and can go on to win their remaining games and win the title, or at lease gain promotion by finishing second.

from the Cork AUL website

Carpe Noctem

A Millstreet student was a winner at the DARE2BDRINKAWARE film awards ceremony in Dublin last week. The young Corkman demonstrated his acting chops in the film, which was called ‘Carpe Noctem’ or ‘seize the night’. Now in its third year, DARE2BDRINKAWARE is a film competition for third-level students, aimed at highlighting young people’s attitudes to alcohol.

[read more …] “Carpe Noctem”

The City Mass

On a very busy weekend we recorded quite a few events to share on our website. We had the visit to Millstreet on Saturday by participants from the Rally of the Lakes (with an excellent and much praised service centre at Green Glens). On Monday we had the very successful Cloghoula N.S. Sports Day. But we begin our sharing with an annual event at Shrone near Rathmore in the sacred setting known as “The City”. Seán Murphy, Brendan Murphy and I arranged to record and to transmit (almost live) the celebration of Mass which took place at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday and by 5.03 p.m. Seán Murphy had the completed recording ready for Dan Joe Kelleher in Carriganima for broadcast to thousands of appreciative viewers. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Larry Kelly who ministers in Rathmore. The historic oil truck we noted in Rathmore village on our way home. Later in the week we shall have pics. of the Rally and Cloghoula Sports.
See all the photos below (by Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie and LTV2 Millstreet)
[read more …] “The City Mass”

Methodist Meeting: The Purpose Driven Life

The next Methodist meeting in Millstreet takes place this Sunday (9th May) at 7.00 p. m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre. In the Church in Killarney in recent months we have been looking together at a wonderful book by Rick Warren called “The Purpose Driven Life”. This identifies and examines five key purposes of our lives. It has provided much food for thought and really helped many people in their relationship with God. We shall be thinking together about one aspect of this when we meet in Millstreet on Sunday night. Hope to see you there. As always please feel free to contact Rev. Laurence Graham for more information at 064 6631613 or <email>

The first seven chapters of The Purpose Driven Life have been published as What On Earth Am I Here For? and can be read online if you follow the link

Regional Report.1011 – 4th May 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 1011 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather dull but mild Tuesday morning.

I don’t have the full details of the lotto draw this morning ,but I can tell you that the Jackpot was not won, The Jackpot for next week in €4,400 and the draw will be at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.

A very special greeting goes this week to the lovely Mrs. Cait O Shea, of Dirreen, Adrigole, who celebrated her 90th Birthday recently, Many Happy returns Cait.

The AGM of LTV2 will be held at the Wallis Arms to-night starting at 8.

[read more …] “Regional Report.1011 – 4th May 2010”

Wallis Arms Hotel

The Wallis Arms Hotel have finished revamping their website (and a very good job they have done too), and have today issued a press release across across the media which you can read below. But go and visit their website at www.wallisarms.com, and see what they have on offer.

The Wallis Arms Hotel is in Millstreet, Co. Cork (Ireland). It’s a fully refurbished, family-run hotel that offers an outstanding accommodation in a location that’s hard to beat as a base for touring the delights of county Cork and county Kerry. Whether your destined for the lakes and mountains of Killarney,  the legendary Ring of Kerry or the stunning West Cork coastline, all are within easy reach of Millstreet and The Wallis Arms Hotel.

[read more …] “Wallis Arms Hotel”

Results and Fixtures: 01 May – 06 May

Cork Vocational Schools Senior Hurling Championship B quarter-finals: Millstreet CS 7-14 Davis Col Mallow 1-5
Duhallow JHL: Banteer 4-11 Millstreet 2-14
County Minor A Regional HL Group 2: Millstreet 1-11 Newcestown 1-10
Junior B League: Lyre 0-10 st johns football club 1-5

Saxone Cup Final: Millstreet Celtic 4 Glanvale 2 (After Extra Time)
League 1A: Rathcoole Rovers 2 Bohemians 0
League 3A: Macroom 2 Strand Utd 0; Rathcoole Rovers 1 Ballinhassig 3

Lyre 0-10 st johns football club 1-5

Cillín (Keel) Graveyard

Just beyond the grotto on the Clara Road and on the lower slopes of Clara Mountain, there is a small old graveyard known as Cillín (or ‘the Cill’ (pronounced “Keel”) Cemetery in English), but known by many as The Famine Graveyard.

It dates from the middle of the 19th century and was located there because its close proximity to the rear of Millstreet’s Union Workhouse (which was is now St. Joseph’s Community Hospital). Many victims of the Famine (especially from the Mallow area) are buried there, including unbaptised babies born in the workhouse.

[read more …] “Cillín (Keel) Graveyard”

Parish Newsletter – May 2nd 2010

Fifth Sunday of Easter – 2nd May, 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



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:

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – May 2nd 2010”

Millstreet Golf Society – Time Sheet 02/05/2010

Killarney GC – Singles Stablesford

08:50Eamon TarrantHughie O’ ConnorMatthew DennehyDon O’ Riordan
09:10Eric HickeyTommy BurkeDonogh McAuliffeJames Burke
09:20Denis HickeyPaddy RocheArthur MurphyBrendan Hickey
09:30Connie CotterDan DalyJohn O’ SullivanEamon McCaul
09:40Kevin LuceyLiam BurkeMichael DennehyPadraig Sheehan
09:50Tom FlahiveJohn TwomeyFrankie ReenMichael Cotter
10:10Michael DineenStephen DugganChris Twomey
10:20Frankie KirkeMatt MurphyTadgh O’ Flynn
10:30Mick FeeleyPeter LawlorNoel O’ Connor

[read more …] “Millstreet Golf Society – Time Sheet 02/05/2010”

Billy Coleman in-car Porsche 911 footage

For those going to the Killarney Rally of the Lakes which will be in Millstreet this Saturday (May 1st), here’s a couple of Billy Coleman videos of in-car footage from the 1986 Circuit of Ireland rally, and also one of Colin McRae on Molls Gap to get you in the mood:

[read more …] “Billy Coleman in-car Porsche 911 footage”

Dripsey Family Fun Day in aid of sick Children

Childrens Leukaemia AssociationHi, just to let you know there is a Family Fun Day Fundraiser in Dripsey Sunday 9th of May. Lee Valley Vintage Rally and Auto Jumble at Kilblafer Dripsey. All proceeds raised in aid of:

Childrens Leukaemia Unit Mercy Hospital Cork
Our Ladys Childrens Hospital Crumlin Dublin

Motor bike run on the day finishing at Rally. Contact Denis Dineen (087)7460807 or (021)7334421

Rally of the Lakes 2010

The 2010 Killarney International Rally of the Lakes is on in a few weeks (April 30th to May 2nd). On the Saturday  there will be three stages in and around Millstreet, with a centralised service in Millstreet too.

The Saturday Stages will be 3 special stages ran twice and 1 evening special stage ran once with centralized service in Millstreet. Day 2 Sunday, the stages are 3 special stages ran twice service on Sunday is in Milltown and the rally will finish with one final stage, before the winners are announced at the finish ramp at the Gleneagle Hotel.

Rally info from RallyBuzz

Not too many locals competing in the rally this year, probably because of the excessive entry price of €850. Only three sort of locals in the race:

#53 Brendan Dennehy (‘S’ signs)

#9 Alan Ring (munster joinery)

#52 Stephen Linehan (bio-tech)

Timetables and maps are available in local shops along and near the routefor €10. The closest to Millstreet are: Guerins Ballydaly, Dennehy’s Shop, Coleman’s, Anglands (Dromagh). Service in Millstreet is due to start at 12:30pm Saturday, and will probably last 3+ hours, from the first in to the last out.

This article was originally posted on March 26th 2010

In Passing – April 2010

Musician Awards
We thank Danny O’Neill, Cork whose mother is Mary, daughter of Rosie Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet, for the following uplifting information regarding the impressive success of two local very talented musicians (whose photographs appear on millstreet.ie). Here is Danny’s very fine article:
Recently I was at a concert in UCC where Kenneth Cremin, son of Breda and Denis from the Priest Cross Millstreet and Cáit Buckley with connections to Aubane both received the 2010 “Doc Gleeson” award for Musical Achievement at a special concert held at the Aula Maxima, Main Campus in UCC. Kenneth played a piece of Classical music by Steve Reich on the electric guitar while Cáit Buckley played a collection of music on the harp. [read more …] “In Passing – April 2010”