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

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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.

Kanturk 0-10 Millstreet 1-6 Junior Football Championship

Millstreet Junior footballers crashed out of the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship after a narrow defeat at the hands of Kanturk. Played in Kiskeim in very wet conditions, Millstreet lead for most of the match, only to be over-taken in the last few minutes….

You can read the report from the corkman here: http://www.corkman.ie/sport/gaelic-football/late-walsh-point-noses-kanturk-past-millstreet-in-junior-a-clash-1871209.html

Belgian ambassador to unveil water feature

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New water feature at the Millstreet Country Park

“A spectacular new water feature will be uneveiled at Millstreet Country Park on Sunday with Belgian Ambassador to Ireland Mr Robert Devriese performing the official duties.

The showpiece is a replica of the original Mont des Arts, built in the central square of Brussels in the early years of the 20th century.

The showcase square was created for the Universal Exposition held in the city in 1910. It featured a Park and a monumental staircase with cascading waterfalls descending the gentle slope from the Place Royal down to Emperor Boulevard”

Read the full article as well as other Millstreet news here:  http://www.corkman.ie/local-notes/millstreet-matters-belgian-ambassador-to-unveil-water-feature-1871278.html (print edition 27th August 2009)
Millstreet Matters by John Tarrant appears in the Corkman Newspaper every week.

Millstreet Debs 2009

Millstreet Debs 2009 took place on 25th August 2009. A full report on this occasion later, pictures are by Elaine Kelleher. A special mention to Ava and Clodagh two little girls who dressed up for the occasion.

fron the Corkman:

Millstreet Community School pupils replaced school uniforms with glittering ball gowns and dapper tuxedos for their debs ball.

The Millstreet school pupils and friends were out in force at their hosting in the Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire.

A distinct air of glamour surrounded the event as beautiful young ladies accompanied by handsome young men had a night to remember as they dined in style and danced to the beat on their big social event of the year.

[read more …] “Millstreet Debs 2009”

Regional Report 976

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Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 976 from Millstreet.

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

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Sunday  night. Numbers drawn were 7, 12, 16, 25, and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Helen Murphy, Killarney Rd, the seller was her brother Pat and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Dan Crowley, Mnr Row, €20 each to Con. O Connor, Rathrue, Mary and Jenny Corkery, Ballydaly, Tom O Sullivan, Ballydaly, Kate Dennehy, Dromahoe, Julia Mary O Sullivan, Fairfield Rise, John FitzGerald, Minor Row, Mike Healy Clara Rd. and Andrew Buckley c/o Marie Twomey. Jackpot for next week €13,200 , the draw at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. [read more …] “Regional Report 976”

Macroom Road

MACROOM ROAD

(Spots of beauty and historical interest)

Fort
The Grotto
The Millers Bridge
Mount Leader Lodge
Geararoe
Slanan Well
Kilmeedy Bridge
Kilmeedy Castle
Bealac
Sean Riobard
WALKS

FORT

Less than one kilometer from Millstreet town just off the road on the left stands one of the finest examples of a medieval Fort. A similar one was excavated a short distance from here in the sixties and was found to contain several passage-ways and cavities or small rooms, also an oghan stone bearing one of the oldest forms of writing in Europe. The stone is housed in the local museum as well as pictures of the interior of the Fort. Legend has it that this fort was at the top this the field on which it now stands and that it moved to it’s present location over-night, and also the in years gone when a ploughman was ploughing this field, the plough hit a stone and it was heard dropping away down underground, frightening both horses and ploughman. A fine view of Mount Leader house (now in ruins) can be seen from this point. [read more …] “Macroom Road”

St. Patrick's Church Restoration Appeal

The St.Patrick’s Church Restoration Committee published a flier at mass on Sunday 22nd August with an appeal for help with the ongoing restoration of the church.

From the middle ages to modern times, from the tiny structure in a remote hamlet to the soaring Cathedral in a great city, the Church has been the focal poing in our lives. It has been the place of a sanctuary for the outlaw, the place of refuge for the troubled and the place of peace for all. It is here we bring our babies to be baptised, where our young people are married and from where our loved ones leave to be buried.

Now in Millstreet, St.Patricks Church needs us.We make this restoration Appeal to those near and far. You may have family members nationwide or abroad who would welcome the chance to contribute. Send this leaflet to them, giving them the opportunity to join with us in ensuring that our church will be handed on the the next generation in good condition and a fitting place or worship.

Above is a selection of what is on the leaflet, which you can see below (front and back) below, and which can be seen in better detail by clicking on the pictures:

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[read more …] “St. Patrick's Church Restoration Appeal”

Tour of Ireland in and around Millstreet

Tour of Ireland: peleton passing through Millstreet for the first time
Tour of Ireland: peleton passing through Millstreet for the first time

RTE are showing highlights of the Tour of Ireland are showing highlights from each day in the evenings. They are also putting the highlights programs onto their website. The one from yesterday (Saturday) is here: http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1054085. For the parts of the highlights around Millstreet, the times are outlined below:

[read more …] “Tour of Ireland in and around Millstreet”