The death has occurred peacefully at his residence on Thursday, July 01, 2010 of Charles BARRY of Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet. Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal on Saturday evening at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Sunday, at 11.30am, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
Millstreet Carnival Queen with her six ‘ladies in Waiting’, circa 1949.
Seated in front: Carnival Queen Mary Frances Mulcahy
Back row (left to right): Dole O’Byrne (West End), Miss Collins (Rathcoole), Mary Hickey (Main Street), Kitty O’Leary (West End), Hannah Mary Moynihan, Estie Cashman-Manley (Tullig House)
Also in the picture are some local gentelmen: Timmy Hickey (Centre Back), and Garda Coffey (on the right)
Connie McSweeney was a good hard working fellow devoted to his family and his wife
He was well liked and he formed many friendships and he made the most of his great gift of life
He did not live on for to become an old man perhaps just a few years with the three score
He will be missed by all in Ballydaly in Millstreet Parish and his old homeplace in Cloghoulamore
He will be missed by his family and everyone who knew him a friendly bloke not hard to get to know
One can only hope he had a peaceful ending that death for him was not painful and slow
At least his suffering is now behind him his friends and family for him left to grieve
His mortal remains are in Nature’s bosom the earth that feeds us our remains receive
His bones at rest by Cashman’s Hill forever where many of the dead of Millstreet lay
The Reaper does not spare the life of any for all of us a final night and day
But what matter most Connie he was a good man I only say of him what is his due
The World was better for him living in it to the higher self he was one who was true
Young enough to die perhaps in his early sixties his bones in St Mary’s Cemetery forever lay
In life he was a good and decent person what more of him can anybody say.
Amidst the magnificent scenic area of Knocknakilla, Millstreet during a recent summer evening blessed with excellent weather, Seán Murphy decided to organise an impromptu barbeque in the picturesque setting of his garden. Lots of Friends were alerted and dutifully attended to enjoy a superb barbeque, excellent live music by Danoel (Danny Creedon & Noel O’Leary) and a most memorable campfire singalong where the annual St. John’s Night bonfire tradition was upheld. A brief LTV2 feature was also recorded at this very happy and utterly cheerful event. Such was the success of the mighty occasion that it may well become an annual event….perhaps! (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie ) All photos below: [read more …] “Seán’s Impromptu Barbeque”
Methodism is quite small in this area with just ten congregations across Cork and Kerry. However worldwide there are about seventy million Methodists. I have just come back from a Missions Conference in London which was called this year because it was the 250th anniversary of the beginning of Methodist Missions around the world. It was very moving to be part of a group of people from over sixty different countries who were there because of the faithfulness and commitment of our forebears from Ireland and Britain who traveled long distances to introduce the Christian Gospel in the places far from home. [read more …] “Methodist Update for Millstreet”
On Friday, 25th June 2010 Fr. Paddy O’Byrne celebrated his Golden Jubilee to the Priesthood beginning with a very special concelebrated Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet followed by a splendid musical recital by Millstreet Pipe Band outside the church as the very large congregation gathered in the church yard to greet Fr. Paddy. A magnificent reception then took place at Green Glens where Denis Doody and his Staff of Kingdom Kitchen Catering Service arranged a spectacular and delicious banquet. Tom Meaney as MC introduced speakers Willie Neenan, Fr. Declan O’Connor, Bernie O’Byrne, William O’Leary and Fr. Paddy. Connie and Tom of “The Kelt” with Pat Bucke provided marvelous musical entertainment joined by many local talented singers. The night ended with Fr. Paddy encircled by his many family members and friends receiving a rousing and enthusiastic reception. Special photographs during that night of celebration included the cutting of a very beautiful cake and the assembly of many athletes with whom Fr. Paddy ran …. just a few years ago! (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )
The girls I knew from the Bush bar where might they be today?
Perhaps some might be living now in cities far away
Whilst some found love with local men and in Duhallow stay
And in the backyards of their homes their children romp and play.
The Murphys Mary and Eileen and their friend Catherine Moore
Where these three women live today can’t say that I feel sure
And blond haired Rita Murphy from the road by Mushera hill
Did she find love near to her home and live near Aubane still?
The O Brien sisters from near Rathmore they lived in Millview Lane
They found true love in the Bush bar and the memories remain
Of Breda Tarrant with the sweet singing voice she has a heart of gold
I keep on going back to the past back to the days of old [read more …] “The Bush Bar Girls”
Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1019 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this beautiful rich, warm, Tuesday morning, after a night of soft rain.
There is never a dull moment. We had no less than two major celebrations here in Millstreet this week past week. It started on Wednesday morning at the presentation Convent School when teachers and pupils were among the large crowd to spring a surprise event on Sean Radley, to mark his retirement after over 30 years of dedication as a remedial teacher. The unsuspecting Sean was asked to unveil a plaque on the schoolyard wall. Little did he think that it was dedicated to his good self. It read as follows. This Garden is dedicated to Sean Radley our esteemed Colleague and Friend who planted seeds of Friendship, Love, and Learning in this school. Mile Buiochas. June 2010.
And what a fitting tribute to a man who has given so much. Further speeches and presentations made and the day grew into a Fun-day for all, In brilliant sunshine. Bounching Castles, face-painting, games and a barbeque.
Sean wasn’t allowed to touch a camera. Geraldine Dennehy filled in for him on this special occasion.
Duhallow Community Food Services is an award winning community enterprise providing a subsidised meal service to those that are not in a position to cook for themselves and are isolated because of age, illness, lack of transport or other disadvantages that result in living in a rural area. In order to supplement the cost of producing the “meals on wheels” service, Duhallow Community Food Services expanded the business into two other key facets, bakery and contract catering. For family and community events, celebrations and gatherings, Duhallow Community Food Services offer a selection of meal options. Typically this service is used for christenings, communions, confirmations, home entertaining and wider community events.
Congrats to Millstreet Junior Hurlers who beat Tullylease in the preliminary round of the Duhallow Hurling Championship in Kanturk today by 6-10 to 2-8, scoring more goals than England left in today! The next round is against Banteer next weekend.
Also congratulations to St.Johns who defeated Lismire in the replay of Junior B County Qualifier Semi-Final by 1-13 to 0-8.
A Fujifilm S5600 Camera in a black leather camera case was lost in Millstreet around June 17th, somewhere between the Playground in the Town Park and Tanyard Wood. Contains rechargable AA batteries and 1Gb memory, but more important are the photos. If you know where it is, please contact 086-3560505.
The camera was returned thanks to one of our Polish residents.
Genealogists and family historians all over will be delighted to hear that the 1901 census of Ireland has been online for some two weeks now. There are only two complete censuses relating to Ireland: those conducted in 1901 and 1911. The 1911 census went online just under a year ago, and contains slightly more information about each individual, but the 1901 census includes the following:
Name and surname
Relation to head of family
Rank, profession or occupation
The census is hosted on the nationalarchives.ie website, and you can navigate the Census in two ways:
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1018 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this glorious Tuesday morning.
A very successful meeting was held at St Joseph’s Gardens on Thursday last. Organised by the social services, it was attended by representatives of Respond , members of many of our local voluntary organisations, as well as residents This first meeting of the group was chaired by Steve Kelly Community worker with the HSE. Many interesting topics were discussed but its main function was to promote more liaison between the residents and the Millstreet community at large. 19 of the 32 apartments are now occupied.
Next meeting will be held on September 2nd.
Annual Mass at St. John’s Well this Thursday June 24th at 8pm.
And on Sunday 27th they have a climb of Mushera mountain taking off at 2pm
Mass will be celebrated this Friday evening June 25th at 7pm in our Parish Church to mark the Golden Jubilee of Fr. Paddy O Byrne.
Want to Make a Difference? Become a Master Composter!
Issue date: June 16, 2010
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn everything you need to know about home composting and how to help people reduce waste. Cork County Council are looking for a few dedicated volunteers throughout the county to take part in an EPA sponsored master composter programme. The aim of the programme is to develop a base of community volunteers to promote the prevention of food and garden waste at home as well as encourage home composting. The programme is looking for people who have an interest in protecting our environment, who want to make a differnce in their community and who want to meet like minded people and have fun.
On Friday, 18th June 2010 Frank Kirke, musician supreme and dedicated teacher (in Newbridge, Co. Kildare) arrived in Millstreet for what he thought would be a quiet family get together at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Instead there was a surprise 50th Birthday Party arrranged where not only family but also many friends has assembled to honour this true gentleman who formerly lived at West End, Millstreet and was a wonderfully talented member of Millstreet Pipe Band. After a splendid meal and speech the night continued with a marvellous music session in McCarthy’s Bar at the Square. Here we share some images below of the very happy occasion. Special thanks to Millstreet website loyal visitor, Pádraig O’Driscoll for alerting us to this most pleasant and uplifting occasion.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.