Bad Weather Continues

These calves didn't like the look of the watery breakfast in store for them.
These calves didn't like the look of the watery breakfast in store for them!

The last two weeks weather has been really terrible. Daily flooding seems to be the order of the day at the moment, because all ground is saturated to the last. Hopefully the rest of the winter will dry out a little, and let life get back to some sort of normality.

Regional Report 988 17th November 2009

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 988 from Millstreet.

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

This is FRIENDSHIP WEEK, so get out there a give everybody a smile or a hug or whatever it is that you do best, to brighten up their day.

A great crowd of friends, family and supporters, attended the celebration party which was held at our Nibbles Café on Saturday night. Eleanor proudly displayed her All Ireland Award as she welcomed her guests. Canon Declan came to bless the place and he was accompanied by Fr Paddy O Byrne.The food was both plentiful and tasty and her winning dish of pear and almond tart was in great demand. And on behalf of everyone I want to wish Eleanor and her wonderful staff every success for the future. Look up the Website for all the pictures .

[read more …] “Regional Report 988 17th November 2009”

Duhallow County U21 Hurling Champions

Congrats to Mark Ellis who played a stormer at centre-back for Duhallow last Saturday where they defeated Ballinhassig by 0-18 to 1-5, to win the Cork County U21 Hurling Championship. Also Michael Vaughan, David McCaul and Darren Sheehan were on the panel, but unfortunately they did not get to play in the final.

In the heavy underfoot conditions, Duhallow were always on top of their game, with splendid half-back trio Kevin Mannix, Mark Ellis and ‘man of the match’ William Egan the key formation.

Full match report can be read in Mondays Irish Examiner newspaper.

Tastes of Christmas – Wed 2nd Dec

http://homepage.eircom.net/~mcsmar/crest.gifMillstreet Community School are delighted to announce that they have secured the services of Author, Broadcaster and Chef Instructor, Frank Moynihan to present an evening of festive cooking at the School on Wednesday 2nd December at 8pm. All you need to know about preparing the most important meal of the year, and most of all what to do with the leftovers.

A Pinch of This...: Tastes of Home CookingFrank Moynihan will be remembered from his days as Food Correspondent on the Gay Byrne Radio Show on RTE Radio 1 and is author of a best selling cookery book “A Pinch of This”. The School would wish you to know that tickets for this event are limited, and are available from the School Office or any Transition Year Student. The proceeds will go to “Baby Jacob” Fund, the Irish Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis.

Nibbles Party Pictures

A truly superb party at Nibbles Food Emporium,West End, Millstreet took place on Saturday, 14th November 2009 from 8.30 p.m. until late. Eleanor Leahy of Nibbles  recently won the highly prestigious All-Ireland gold medal for her outstanding Pear and Almond Tart.   All were invited to celebrate the splendid win and to partake of delicious refreshments including the scrumptious award-winning Tart in an exquisitely decorated setting which featured a welcoming lantern on the tree outside this renowned and very popular Café.    A special blessing was imparted by Fr.Paddy O’Byrne (next door neighbour) and Fr. Declan O’Connor, P.P., Millstreet.   We, as part of the LTV2 team, were delighted to record the very happy occasion.   Here we share a selection of pics (which can be viewed below). to help experience the unique ambiance of that joyful evening at Nibbles.  (Seán Radley for millstreet.ie)

[read more …] “Nibbles Party Pictures”

Much loved family man respected for his work in addiction treatment and services

1940-2009 PATRICK BUCKLEY, Caherlsee, Tralee and formerly of Millstreet, Co Cork, whose death occurred on Thursday, October 29, made an immense contribution in helping to establish addiction treatment services in his adopted county of Kerry …

… Patrick hailed from Millstreet, Co Cork and was one of four children born to Patrick and Mary Buckley. His siblings were sister Kathleen and brothers Denis and Kevin ( deceased). Patrick joined the family business of Buckley’s Stores in the 1950s, starting out on the shop floor learning the basics. He progressed to become managing director of company until the business ceased to operate during the recessionary 1980s …

The above is an extract from an article in this weeks Kerryman newspaper about Patrick Buckley formerly of Millstreet who died recently in Tralee.

National Cross Country Championships

Best of luck to Desmond Casey who has been selected on the Cork senior team for the National Inter County Cross Country Championships in Kilbeggan Co. Westmeath on Sunday, 22 November 2009, after he finished in 6th position in the Cork County Senior Cross Country Championships hosted over testing terrain in Clonakilty.

update Nov 24th: Desmond finished in a creditable 39th position in what were very difficult conditions, and 3rd of the Cork contingent. (39th #719 Casey, Desmond Cork 32.45)

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Podium trio in the Mens Junior Race

The full results can be viewed on the Athletics Ireland website

Parish Newsletter – 15 Nov 09

The Thirty-Third Sunday in ordinary time

15th November, 2009

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, November 14th:
Millstreet Vigil 7.30 p.m.                   Aidan Burke, Drishanemore
Cullen Vigil      7.30 p.m.                     Michael & Margaret Murphy, Rathcoole,

Sunday, November 15th:
Millstreet   8.30 a.m.                            Dan O’Leary, Clara Road (Month’s Mind)
Ballydaly   9.30 a.m.                             James & Hannah O’Sullivan, Tubber
Cullen      10.30 a.m.                            Hannah Mary & Derek O’Sullivan, Derragh
Millstreet 11.00 a.m.                            Mary O’Regan, Station Road & Hannah O’Regan Main St.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 15 Nov 09”

Party at Nibbles Tonight

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Don’t forget that we’re all  invited to a party on this Saturday evening at Nibbles Café at the West End. Elenor who won an All-Ireland gold medal for her outstanding Pear and Almond Tart recently, wants us all to share in her joy, to have a piece of the cake as it were. It starts at 8.30 (after mass),  so do drop in, it’s for everybody.

Pictured above is Elenor Leahy of Nibbles at a recent Food Fair. Photos by Provision Photography

Sounds of Advent

Millstreet Church Restoration Committee present:

Sounds of Advent

taking place in
St. Patricks Church, Millstreet on Sunday, 29th November at 7.30 p.m.

This will be a very pleasant evening of quality choral song and music – setting the mood as we prepare for Christmas on the First Sunday of Advent. It will feature Millstreet Church Choir, Kerry Choral Union and Fr. Tony Mullins of the Diocese of Limerick. The Master of Ceremonies for the night will be Fr. James McSweeney.

Admission is €20.00 and all proceeds of the night are in aid of Millstreet Church Restoration Fund. A very extensive renovation of the church is currently taking place and also includes the complete restoration of a building adjacent to the church which will now be a Pastoral Centre. The project is costing in the region of €3.5 million and much of the work with the exception of the painting of the Church will be ready for the first week of December.

Admission Tickets are now available from members of the committee, at all weekend masses or from the Parish Office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

For further details please contact:
Parish Secretary,Parish Office,The Presbytery,Millstreet Town, Co. Cork.
Tel: 029-70043
email: <email>

Marathon run for Children’s Cancer Care

Thomas-600bThomas O’Leary, Drishane Road, Millstreet, having participated in the recent Dublin City Marathon 2009 (finishing in a time of 3hrs 49mins), presenting a cheque for 1,700 Euro to Julie Harris (fundraising officer for Mercy Hospital).   Thomas raised sponsorship for the Mercy University Hospital Foundation in Cork, specifically for the Children’s Cancer Care Unit. Well, well done Thomas on such a praiseworthy and superb achievement.  (Picture by:  Dr. Micheál Sheridan, Executive Director)

Thomas also received a letter from the MUH Foundation thanking him on his super efforts. It is well worth a read, just click here to view it.

O’Briens of Ballydaly

Hello,
I was just inquiring about the history of the O’Briens of Ballydaly, Millstreet. My great-grandfather John O’Brien left his farm there and came to America. He later returned and married Cathleen Moynihan who used to live in a little yellow house on the main drag. Last time I was there it was a flower shop.
Matthew O’Brien
If anyone has anyinforrmation, please leave a comment below, or send an message using our Contact Us page, and we’ll forward the information.

Millstreet horse show is back — but unaffiliated — for 2010

Another article on the returning Millstreet Horse Show in 2010, this time on the Horse and Hound magazine. It carries more details than previous articles and we find out that the show has been renamed the Millstreet All-Ireland Championship Horse and Pony Show. The full article can be read  below:

[read more …] “Millstreet horse show is back — but unaffiliated — for 2010”

Clampdown on roadside sale of Cars

In the north Cork administration area – Watergrasshill, Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Mallow, Charleville, Kanturk and Millstreet – there were 41 vehicle notices issued. Thirty-eight were removed within the required time limit.

The Irish Examiner has reported that Cork County Council are clamping down on the practice of selling cars on the roadside, which is in contravention of a Cork County Council bylaw which was introduced in 2007. They are issuing 24 hour removal notices, and then impounding the cars, with retrieval costing on average €460, and legal proceedings if not retrieved.

In Matty Owen’s Bog

In Matty Owen’s bog going back decades ago
With Pudsy I hunted near where Finnow waters flow
Old Pudsy our faithful old brown cattle dog
She chased many a hare through the length of the bog.
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But nothing in life ever does seem to last
The days of my boyhood they seemed to go fast
And more than four decades have passed since Pudsy passed away
She was a tough dog but she too had her day.
[read more …] “In Matty Owen’s Bog”

Regional Report 987 – 10th November 2009

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 987 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very  best on this sunny Tuesday sunny morning following a wet night.

And we’re all  invited to a party on this Saturday night November 14th.Its on at our Nibbles Café at the west End. Elenor who won an all Ireland , gold medal for her outstanding cuisine recently ,wants us all to share in her joy, to have a piece of the cake as it were. It starts at 8.30 on Saturday night,  so do drop in , it’s for everybody.

[read more …] “Regional Report 987 – 10th November 2009”

JB Hurling Championship V Lismire

Throw-in by the ref
Throw-in by the ref

Yesterday Millstreet defeated Lismire in a keenly contested Duhallow Junior B Hurling Championship in Millstreet Town Park by a scoreline of 2-7 to 0-9.

A tough but low scoring first half saw the teams deadlocked at four points a piece at half time. The heavy rain over the previous few days meant that the ball was slow to move along the ground, but Millstreet appeared to have the upper hand when the ball was off the ground and should have been ahead at the half. The start of the second half saw Millstreet move two points ahead, but then struck the killer blow with a goal and two points in quick succession seeming to secure the match. In the last few minutes Lismire tagged over three points, but it was not enough to overcome a competent Millstreet side.

They move onto the semi-final where they will meet Dromtarriffe (again) who they beat in the first round, but have been automatically byed in the semi final! Only in Duhallow. More pictures below:

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Broadband in your area?

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Map of Eircom phone exchanges in Cork, and which ones are DSL enabled (click for full details)

Recently I was reading that Eircom had no plans to roll out broadband to Cullen so I decided to have a look and see what the story was. Essentially, Eircom is saying that it has no plans to upgrade the following local exchanges:

  • Cullen
  • Carriganima
  • Lyre
  • Berneys Cross

Their reason is mainly economic: that there’s not enough houses locally to justify the cost of upgrading the exchanges.

I know that PermaNet are able to supply wireless broadband to some of these areas, but if you want it through your phone line, you’ll really have to get onto your local representatives to push to get it changed.

It’s not that long ago since we had no broadband in Millstreet (about 6 years now), and the only reason that Eircom upgraded its servers to DSL at the time was because they heard that PermaNet were setting up in Millstreet, and wanted to grab market share before PermaNet could set up their infrastructures. As usual, it’s business before people.

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Millstreet Supports Baby Jacob

The Corkman has an article this week which has a little more information on Baby Jacob and the Baby Jacob Trust Fund. You can read it here. It has another article on the extra concert date in Drishane Chapel on December 6th in aid of Baby Jacob.

Jacob was christened recently and a photo is on his  website:

We would like to share the news that Jacob was baptized 31 october 2009 in the Cathedral in Killarney. Names he received are Jacob Stanislaw. The second name was chosen by his sister Pola

Parish Newsletter 8th Nov 2009

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8th November, 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

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, November 7th:

Millstreet Vigil 7.30 p.m. Thomas Kelleher, Murphy’s Terace

Cullen Vigil 7.30 p.m. Katie O’Connor, Duarigle & Novohal

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 8th Nov 2009”