Rent Reduction sought for Museum and Pipe Band

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Noel Buckley

Councilor Noel Buckley last week was asking county council officials to reduce the rents for our Museum and our Pipe Band who both have rooms in the Carnegie Hall. Apparently the rent for these rooms is €6,500 each per year which seems like an exorbitant amount for local groups that have given so much to the community for such a long time.

It would be a great relief to both organisations to have that burden off their backs. The move was thankfully supported by other councilors from the Kanturk region. But why this was not sought in the last few years when it would more than likely have been granted remains a mystery. update 9 Oct: Found out that the increase was only upped from a nominal fee once they had been moved out of the Carnegie Hall for the year because of refurbishments.

You can read the full article on the Corkman newspaper.

An Post Rebel Tour

Rebel Tour Route (click image for full size)
Rebel Tour Route (click image for full size)

After the recent excitement where the Tour of Ireland passed through Millstreet, we will have more cyclists this coming Sunday 13th Sempember. The “An Post Rebel Tour:Mushera and Nadd Mountain Challenge Route” will be coming in the Drishane Road, turning left at Dairygold and up over Mushera. While it is a fun cycle, this route is for more experienced cyclists.

The route is described as: “The 130km route takes in the scenery of the Boggerah Mountains passing along historic trails such as the old Butter Road and Aghinagh Way with some challenging climbs past Mushera Mountain as well as on the way to Nadd village. The route starts at Mallow GAA Sports Complex, continues out the N22 Mallow to Killarney road, turning left for Millstreet, and left again on the outskirts of the town (Rylane Road) commencing the climb towards Mushera. This is part of the Butter Road which dates back before the 18th century when it was the main trade route between Kerry and Cork.

[read more …] “An Post Rebel Tour”

U16 Hurlers win Duhallow Crown

MILLSTREET were forced to dig deep to overcome Dromtariffe in the Duhallow U16BHC Final played in Banteer.

Two well matched sides saw the closeness of the exchanges compensate and what the game lacked in quality, it made up for on intensity.

Dromtariffe had put their stamp on the game early on through the key contributions of Sean O’Callaghan, Danny Mullane, Darren O’Connor and Pa Murphy. Millstreet answered on stemming the tide with points to Paul Sheehan, Tony Cronin and Paul O’Connor.

[read more …] “U16 Hurlers win Duhallow Crown”

Minor Hurlers lose in Duhallow Final

Croke Rovers put back to back Duhallow MAHC titles together after overcoming Millstreet in a keenly contested encounter in Millstreet last evening.

The ground stood up remarkably well to the incessant rain earlier in the day and at the end of the hour, Croke Rovers were full value to retain their crown. At their best, Crokes touch was good, their striking slick and intelligent.

Millstreet competed admirably all through, refusing to go away in a second half comeback. However, they lacked the overall balance required and didn’t possess the necessary penetration in attack …

read the full report from the Corkman newspaper

John Tarrant in GAA 125 Quiz final

John Tarrant who will compete in the final of the GAA 125 Quiz
John Tarrant who will compete in the final of the GAA 125 Quiz

Well known Millstreet man John Tarrant has succeeded in winning a place in the last eight of the GAA’s All-Ireland 125 Quiz. The semi-final was hosted by the ‘Memory Man’ Jimmy Magee on August 28th last, and John who is no stranger to quizzes (Scór Senior, table quizzes etc) excelled and qualified for the final which will be held on Friday 18 September in the GAA Museum in Croke Park.

John has been involved in sport and journalism for years now. He is PRO with Millstreet and Duhallow and a columnist and photographer with the Corkman newspaper, as well as working a full time job!

If he wins he will make a guest appearance on the Sunday Game on RTE2 that same night, a trophy, tickets to the All Ireland Football final amongst other prizes. So best of luck to John from everyone here.

There is an article on the Corkman about John’s achievements so far. You can also read some information on the quiz.

Update 24th Sept 09: Unfortunately John did not succeed in the final of the GAA 125 quiz, but well done regardless on a remarkable achievement.

Confusion!

Confusion!" - No not at all...rather Equality and Harmony! Pictured in the driveway of their home on Saturday, 5th Sept. 2009 Noel and Eileen Collins are proud to support their native County in the forthcoming All-Ireland Football final between Cork and Kerry later in September.  Tralee native Noel claims one side of the car while Ballydesmond native Eileen has full claim to the other side of the car!  And Suzie, the cat, appears to agree with the sensible arrangement!! (Pic.:  Seán Radley)
Confusion!" - No not at all...rather Equality and Harmony! Pictured in the driveway of their home on Saturday, 5th Sept. 2009 Noel and Eileen Collins are proud to support their native County in the forthcoming All-Ireland Football final between Cork and Kerry later in September. Tralee native Noel claims one side of the car while Ballydesmond native Eileen has full claim to the other side of the car! And Suzie, the cat, appears to agree with the sensible arrangement!! (Pic.: Seán Radley)

Official Opening of Coomacheo and Curragh Wind Farms

Official Opening Cermony of Airtricity's Coomacheo and Curragh Windfarm
Official Opening Cermony of Airtricity's Coomacheo and Curragh Windfarm by Simon Coveney TD

Simon Coveney TD, Fine Gael Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, officially opened the Coomacheo and Curragh Wind Farms at Curragh Mountain, situated between Ballyvourney and Millstreet, Co. Cork on Friday (04/09/09)

The official opening marks the commission by Airtricity of the 18-turbine Coomacheo Wind Farm, and the completion of its 8-turbine Curragh Wind Farm extension.

[read more …] “Official Opening of Coomacheo and Curragh Wind Farms”

Regional report 978

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 978 from Millstreet.

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

I don’t have the lotto results for you this morning. Sadly one of our esteemed members John Cronin passed away over the weekend and as a mark of respect the draw was not held on Sunday night. Instead it will be held at the Mal Passo Bar at nine to-night. Meanwhile the gentle John of 61 years of age will be laid to rest following  the 1pm Requim Mass at our local church today.

Guards of honour drawn from the various local voluntary bodies that he worked with over the years, lined the route from Tarrants funeral home last evening, and will again to-day from the church to his last resting place, in St Mary’s cemetery, which is within close proximity of his family home at Priests Cross. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife Breda, daughter Elaine, son Alan and all their extended family. Ar dheis De, go raibh a anam dilis.

[read more …] “Regional report 978”

Frank Riordan

He and Neily Lehane in the late sixties they formed a Club and a Gaelic Football team
And the Football Club they christened Slanan Rovers and Cloghoula people back then had a dream
That they might one day be Duhallow Champions but to win in any grade quite hard to do
And though out of dreams great ideas have been born dreams are dreams and they don’t always come true.

Frank Riordan was the President of Slanan Rovers and of the honour he felt very proud
And of the footballers who wore the Slanan jersey he spoke in glowing terms and sang their praises loud
And with help from the likes of Joe and Noel Buckley, Danny Healy and Dave Sheehan as well as many others who rallied around
A football club was thriving in Cloghoula and many willing helpers to be found.

[read more …] “Frank Riordan”

U12 Hurlers win Duhallow Championship

Millstreet U12 Hurlers who won the Duhallow Final in Meelin yesterday (Sun 6th Sept 2009).
Millstreet U12 Hurlers who won the Duhallow Final in Meelin yesterday (Sun 6th Sept 2009). (pic. Paula O' Callaghan)

This Report from the Corkman

Millstreet swept to an exciting victory over Kanturk in the Duhallow U12 Hurling Championship Final played in Meelin. From a high scoring contest, Millstreet claimed a 7-8 to 57 triumph. Credit Millstreet for playing some snappy hurling where there was much to admire on the stickwork and energy of Millstreet’s effort throughout the field.

Opponents Kanturk contributed to a marvellous encounter yet at the end of the hour, they weren’t good enough to get the measure of the Millstreet’s superior challenge.

Scoringwise Thomas Walsh led the Millstreet attack with a hat trick of goals. Further enhanced on Danny Buckley, Shauna O’Sullivan, Darren Kiely and Maura Ellen O’Connor adding additional green flags. The Millstreet team lined out as Tim Healy, Lydia O’Reilly, Lyann O’Reilly, Jamie O’Connor, Patrick Dineen, Sean Og O’Connor, Billy Cronin, Eric Barrett, Thomas Walsh, Shane Hickey, Cathal Crowley, Maura Ellen O’Connor, Shauna O’Sullivan, Darren Kiely, Danny Buckley. Figuring amongst the substitutes were James A Linehan, Alex Lee, Danny O’Callaghan, Dylan O’Leary, Bill Kelleher, Colm O’Leary, Con Lane, Andrew O’Regan and Rachel O’Brien.

Official Opening of Water Feature at Millstreet Country Park

Tom Goggin, Kilcorney who was singing with the Duhallow Choir at the opening of the water feature at Millstreet Country Park
Tom Goggin, Kilcorney who was singing with the Duhallow Choral Society at the opening of the water feature at Millstreet Country Park

As reported last week, Millstreet Country Park have officially opened their new water feature, in the presence of the Belgian ambassador to Ireland Mr Robert Devriese, former President of the European Parliment Pat Cox, current Minister of Education Batt O’Keeffe, staff and visitors to the Park.

From early in the day there was music with the local Comhaltas Group playing, and followed after by the Duhallow Choral Society. Everyone gathered for the official opening at 5:30 with some words from the speakers and then Mr Devriese pressed the button and after a short time, the water flowed from the top of the fountain. It was a wonderful sight to behold. Afterwards, there were refreshments for everyone.

The Corkman has a report on the opening as did Eily Buckley in her Regional Report 977 this week. Also reported on by the Cork Independent.

[read more …] “Official Opening of Water Feature at Millstreet Country Park”

Parish Newsletter 6th September 2009

PARISH NEWSLETTER
The twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary time 6th September, 2009
Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. Gerard O’Leary 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

This weeks Readings can be found at http://www.usccb.org/nab/090609.shtml

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:
Sheila Brereton (Nee O’Sullivan) Late of Aunagloor & Carbury, Co. Kildare
[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 6th September 2009”

Millstreet duo compete in WRC Australia

Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan compete in their Subaru Impreza WRX during the Repco Rally of Australia Special Stage 32 on September 6, 2009 in Kingscliff, Australia.
Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan compete in their Subaru Impreza WRX during the Repco Rally of Australia Special Stage 32 on September 6, 2009 in Kingscliff, Australia.

Eoin Moynihan (Ballydaly) and Charlie Drake (Derinagree) are currently taking part in group N of WRC Australia (3rd to 5th September). The two have been in Australia for a few years, and have started rallying recently, under Charlie’s own motorsport team Celtic Motorsport. They are driving a Subaru Impreza WRX N4 for this race.

[read more …] “Millstreet duo compete in WRC Australia”

1911 Census Return Forms for Millstreet – online

An example of a local Census Return Form from 1911
The 1911 Census Return for the O’Riordan family who lived at the corner of Mill Lane and Main Street, Millstreet

Recently I became aware that the 1911 Census has been published online at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie. So if you would like to find who was in your house the night of that census, or if you would like to trace your ancestors then this is an interesting place to look. Personally, I have found my own four grandparents and my 7 great grandparents that were still alive then, and some more interesting facts too.

In this census, Millstreet Town is not a district, but is split into two separate DEDs (District Electoral Divisions): Coomlogane and Drishane from the days of the great houses in town. The full list of local DED’s are:

Caherbarnagh, Coomlogane, Drishane, Kilcorney, CrinalooRathcool,
Keale, Cullen, Skagh (Derinagree), Knocknagree, Rosnalee

note: the Derragh DED which was in the 1901 census is now gone and is part of the Cullen DED in 1911.

[read more …] “1911 Census Return Forms for Millstreet – online”

Court not returning to Carnegie Hall

The newly revamped Carnegie Hall
The newly revamped Carnegie Hall

In a sign of the world we live in, it seems that the court services have no plans to return to the newly refurbished Carnegie Hall where it has sat for the last 100 years. It had planned to return after refurbishment work which continued over the last year was complete, but it now seems that that is not the case, as they blamed the “current economic climate”. Unfortunately that seems to be excuse that most are using these days, because it is too easy to get away with.

Read the full story here: http://www.corkman.ie/news/no-court-plan-to-lease-or-rent-new-millstreet-facilities-1871243.html

Regional Report 977

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 977 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this the First day of September.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 2,5, 7,23

And the Jackpot as not won. €100 went to June Pomeroy, she was also the seller and got €50 sellers prize.€50 went to Emma Coleman, €20 each to Mary Crowley, Dromagh, Elleen Sheehan, Wallis Arms, Maura Cronin ,MainSt, Derry Curtin, Drishane Rd, Ciara & Breda c/o Tarrants, Ml O Connell Castleisland, Juli c/o the Shop Ballydaly, and Connie O Sullivan, Rylane. Jackpot for next week €13,400 the draw at the MalPaso on Sunday night.

[read more …] “Regional Report 977”

"OLD DOG,NEW TRICK" poems by Roger Casey from Cullen.

“OLD DOG,NEW TRICK” is a recently published collection oh poems by Roger Casey from Cullen. This book contains a mixture of tribute poems and amusing verses on the many memorable events and remarkable characters in the Cullen area. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be shared by Cullen Pipe Band and The Friends of Mallow Hospital.
The Launch of “Old Dog, New Trick”, will take place in Cullen Community Centre on Friday, 11th September, at 9pm. Tea and refreshments will be served.