Coursing Golf Classic

Millstreet Coursing Club will hold their Annual Golf Classic tomorrow two weeks, Friday, September 10.
It will take place at the Kanturk Golf Club and the entry fee for a team of three is €150. The club would also appreciate sponsorship of Tee Boxes and Greens.
If you would like to be associated with the event or for further information contact Dan Joe Guiney (Club Sec) 087 1205305, Gerry Meehan (Joint Treasurer) 087 9087426 or Noreen Corkery (Joint Treasurer) @ 029 70153.

Death Notice: Nora Coleman

The death has occurred on Friday 27th August 2010 of Nora Coleman of Murphy’s Terrace. Unexpectedly, at her daughter’s residence, Tullig, Millstreet. Rosary at her daughter’s residence, Tullig, this Saturday evening at 9pm. Removal tomorrow, Sunday, to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by Funeral Mass at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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Ellis in Intermediate Final Team

Best of luck to Mark Ellis who will play left half back in the Cork Intermediate Hurling team to play Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Final on Saturday (28th August 2010) at 7pm in Thurles.

If you’re not at the game, you can follow the live updates during the match on Twitter at, or you will probably be able to hear it on C103FM (not 100% about that though).

update: Kilkenny won a hard fought battle on the day, pulling away in the last 10 minutes after Cork’s centre back was sent off. final score: Kilkenny 2-17 Cork 1-13

Highlights of the game from TG4 is available on the TG4 website (go to round) 6mins and 30 secs:
[read more …] “Ellis in Intermediate Final Team”

Regional Report 1027 – 24th August 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1027 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Tuesday morning with an air of Autumn.

Our first word this morning will have to go to our victorious Cork team on their nail biting win against Dublin on Sunday. They did us proud, well done also to our own Set dancing team on coming second at the All Ireland finals of Fleadh na h-Eireann, which were held in Cavan town at the weekend.

Our Pipe Band was very busy attending key events, The Rose of Tralee parade on Saturday evening and the Michael Collins Memorial service at Beal na Blath on Sunday. and well done to them also.

Notes for Clara News went in at the Weekend and the next copy is due out on Sunday, September 5th.

This is Heritage Week with lots of special events planned to celebrate it. Our lovely Country Park is celebrating the first year of their magnificent water falls, Mont des Arts. With a full program to mark it. Look up their Web Page.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1027 – 24th August 2010”

Death Notice: Dan O’Connor

The death has occurred on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 of Dan O’CONNOR of Dodsboro Road, Lucan, Dublin, and Cloughoulabeg, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of Hazel Hall Nursing Home, Clane. Dan, beloved husband of the late Jane (née Tarrant). Deeply regretted by his loving daughter Maura, sons Donal and Val, daughters-in-law Mary and Bridie, grandchildren Sinead, Paul, Valerie, Donal, Katie and Morgan, relatives and friends.
Rest In Peace. Removal tomorrow, Wednesday evening, from the Nursing Home to St. Patrick’s Church, Esker arriving at 7pm. Funeral on Thursday, after 12 noon Mass, to Esker Cemetery.
“Our Lady of Tubrid pray for him”.

Millstreet at “Gaelforce West 2010”

"Gaelforce West" is the largest one day adventure race of its kind in the world. The 2010 event took place on Saturday August 21st. It is a multi-sport adventure race involving cycling, running, hiking and kayaking. The course of approximately 65km stretches from the stunning Glassilaun beach to Westport. En route there are some significant obstacles to cross, including Killary Harbour and the famous holy mountain of Croagh Patrick. Pictured above (from left): Diarmuid Curley, Eamonn O'Keeffe, Mick Mullane, Mike Healy & Chris Murphy. (We thank Catherine Pomeroy-Murphy for splendid picture and very comprehensive caption)

Eamonn O’Keeffe actually won the short course version of Gael Force West which didn’t include Croagh Patrick, but all the others [read more …] “Millstreet at “Gaelforce West 2010””

Lilies Galore!

Planted by Noel Collins these supremely amazing Lilies have grown at his home in Clara Road, Millstreet. Here we meet (from left) Noel's wife, Eileen with Breeda Tarrant and Anna Enright (Eileen's sister from Cork). Eileen and Anna are natives of Ballydesmond and are thrilled with Donncha O'Connor's sporting performance in Croke Park yesterday when Cork qualified for the All-Ireland Football Final on 19th Sept. 2010. We thank Eily Buckley for alerting us to the truly gigantic beautiful Lilies still in magnificent bloom at Clara Road. (Seán)

Pipe Band at Béal na mBláth

Millstreet Pipe Band not only featured in the main RTE news bulletins on Sunday but also in many of today's national newspapers including this picture in the "Irish Daily Star". The Band has dedicatedly been attending the annual Béal na mBláth commemoration for many years and adds enormously to the atmosphere of the national historic event. We thank Patsy McAuliffe for alerting us to the above picture and to "Centra" for acquiring a copy for us before closing time. (Seán)

[read more …] “Pipe Band at Béal na mBláth”

New lights on Mullaghanish

Work is ongoing on the the new digital TV transmitting mast on Mullaghanish which is beside the old analogue transmitter.  Signal testing has been taking place over the last while, and last week they turned on the beacon lights for aircraft etc … but they are so much stronger than the old lights, as to actually hurt the eyes if you look at them, and Millstreet is six miles away! The masts are easily visible from parts of Millstreet, and several locals have complained about how bright and intrusive they are (you can even see the lights during the day).

Lots of people were ringing into C103 radio station last Friday complaining about them, and there was a also this letter in the Examiner:

Mast light blots out the sky and pierces the eyes

AND so they have finally wiped out the sky. Stargazers lament. The strobe-like light atop the new TV mast at Mullaghanish in Co Cork must be the worst case of light pollution I have ever witnessed. [read more …] “New lights on Mullaghanish”

Timmy Duggan

Like his brother Andy, Timmy Duggan was a barber in Millstreet Town a good and decent man
He lived for eighty nine years in time a lengthy span
From Lisnaboy near Cullen at West End Millstreet he spent most of his life
Where he lived with Bina Creedon his soulmate and his wife
In his barber shop to his customers he had great stories to tell
A character in his own quiet way he could spin a yarn well [read more …] “Timmy Duggan”

Death Notice: Edward Byrne, Ahane

The death has occurred on Sunday, August 22, 2010 of Edward (Ned) BYRNE of Ahane, Cullen, Cork, formerly of Garryadeen, Grenagh. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this Monday evening at 8pm to the Church of the Nativity, Cullen. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Tuesday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Results & Fixtures: 21st to 27th Aug

Junior B Hurling Championship: Millstreet 1-1 Lismire 0-11, 7pm Fri 27th Aug in Lismire

Junior B Hurling League: Newmarket 2-4 Millstreet 2-9, 23rd August 7pm in Newmarket (3 wins out of 3 in the league)

Soccer Results:

Weekend of 21st/22nd Aug
AUL 1A: Grangevale 1 Rathcoole Rovers 4
2A: Crescent Ath 2 Millstreet Celtic 0
3A: Hillington 3 Los Zarcos 2, Bweeng 3 Rathcoole Rovers 1

Tues 24th August:
3A: Los Zarcos 2 Kanturk 3
3A: Rathcoole Rovers 3 Grattan Utd 5

Thurs 26th August:
1A: Rathcoole Rovers 4 Greenmount Rangers 1
2A: Millstreet Celtic 4 Killowen 0

Twinning Twirl

Not so much a dancing but a talking "twirl" by members of Millstreet Twinning Association who had a very pleasant get together at McCarthy's Bar, The Square, Millstreet on this Sunday evening (22nd August) in the knowledge that Cork are now in the All-Ireland Football Final. Our Friends from Pommerit-le-Vicomte will be arriving in Millstreet on 18th September 2010 marking the 25th Anniversary of the official twinning of our two communities. (Seán)

Cork v Dublin

The banter has been good ahead of the All-Ireland semi-final in Croke Park today. We’ve a few Jackeens in our midst, and the Dublin flag in the picture above has been lucky to stay in flying for the last few days. There’s a big crowd gone up to Croker for the day, the anticipation is building and the action gets under way in the next few hours time. May the best team win, and may that team be Cork!!

Final score Dublin 1-14 Cork 1-15. Victory for Cork, TBTG ;). The final is on September 19th.

Fr. Con’s Presentation in Ballydaly

Fr. Con Kiely is presented on Friday, 20th August 2010 at Ballydaly Community Hall with a cheque in excess of €10,000.00 in support of his wonderfully dedicated missionary work in Ecuador, South America. Included with Fr. Con and Josephine Kiely who is presenting the money which is the result of a recent fund-raising project within Millstreet Parish are Fr. Con's sisters (from left) - Mary Dillon, Mairéad Sherlock and Sr. Agnes Kiely. More pics. to follow later during the week. (Seán)

Doing us proud at Fleadh Cheoil 2010

Well done to the CCÉ Sráid an Mhuillinn 12-15 Mixed Set Dancers who came second overall at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2010 in Cavan on Friday. The group were Oisin Murphy, Darren Kiely, Patrick O’Callaghan, Conor Twomey, Jessica Dunne, Leanne Murphy, Kate Buckley & Áine McAuliffe . Well done to all and to their teacher Joanne Cullinane.

With thanks to Niall for the article. [read more …] “Doing us proud at Fleadh Cheoil 2010”

Parish Newsletter 22nd August 2010


Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time 22nd August, 2010

Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  / Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>


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:

RECENT DEATHS: Sr. Colmcille Healy, Presentation Convent, Tralee

Theresa Twomey, Rathcoole & Cullen

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 22nd August 2010”

There Is Far More To Millstreet

There is far more to Millstreet and to Millstreet Town
Than show jumping or elite sportspeople who brought to the place renown
In Duhallow near Sliabh Luachra it is known far and wide
For it’s hospitable people in a scenic countryside.
When people ask me what part of Ireland I come from to them I always say
From Claraghatlea near Millstreet Town far north and far away
In view of Clara Mountain overlooking Claramore
Though I’ve not seen the old homeplace for three years with a score.
[read more …] “There Is Far More To Millstreet”

Bernard’s Splendid Choices

Bernard O'Donoghue, Cullen & Oxford (centre back row) with just some of the large attendance at his presentation of this month's Millstreet Gramophone Circle's meeting in the Canon O'Donovan Centre, Millstreet on Friday, 20th August 2010. Bernard's Classical and Irish musical choices were universally applauded. Maurice Linehan expressed splendid words of thanks and appreciation. (Seán)

National Heritage Week is HERE!

National Heritage Week runs from Saturday 21st August to Sunday 29th August 2010 inclusive.

Millstreet Country Park has a lot to offer for National Heritage Week with a full programme of events taking place daily. Tours, lectures, guided walks and exhibitions will focus on the estates history, its outdoor life, heritage and culture.

Our resident pianist will perform both Sunday 22nd and Sunday 29th in the Visitor Centre from 2pm – 5pm.  For further information on our events or events scheduled throughout the country please log onto or callsave 1850 200 878.


Mont des Arts (Millstreet 2009) First Anniversary

Among the activities taking place Sunday 29th August 2010 is the celebration of the Official one year Opening of the Mont des Arts (Millstreet 2009). This celebration will [read more …] “National Heritage Week is HERE!”

“Hot Country” on Sky 201

A reminder that the “Hot Country” music programme is transmitted on the Showcase Channel (Sky 201).     Hugh O’Brien,  Co-ordinator of this wonderfully popular Country and Western broadcast which includes  lots of  Irish inputs , indicates that the weekly one hour programme may be seen on Sundays (8-9pm), Mondays (8-9pm), Tuesdays (2-3pm) and Saturdays (2-3pm)(Seán Radley for

Unveiling in Kilcorney

Last Sunday in blistering sunshine, Kilcorney unveiled a commemorative plaque to honour of the visit of Cardinal William Levada to his great-grandmothers home-place in Kilcorney on Easter Sunday 2008. The unveiling happened after 10:30am mass which was celebrated by Fr Winter and concelebrated by Monsignor Mulcahy (an uncle of Donie Howard), and the unveiling was performed by Aiden Horgan, a relative of Cardinal Levada.

Monsignor Mulcahy gave a very interesting sermon which detailed Cardinal Levada’s (the Pope’s right hand man)  life, how he ministered with him in Santa Monica (California), and how he rose to his current position of Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He also talked about his great-grandmother Kate Horgan who had emigrated across the Atlantic all those years ago from Horsemount, and crossed the USA and settled in California.

A large crowd gathered outside St Nicholas Church immediately after the mass for the [read more …] “Unveiling in Kilcorney”

National 800m Champion

Congratulations to Tony Kelleher (formerly of Minor Row) now based in Cork and runing for Togher AC, who last weekend became the Irish over-40 800m champion in a personal best time of 2:02:33. A fabulous achievement no doubt.

While looking at the Irish Masters Athletic Association website, I noticed that our own Willie Neenan is still the national record holder for the mens over 65s at 800m and 1500m with times of 2.32.12 and 5.08.87, which were both set in September 1998 in Italy.

There are lots of photos of the Irish Masters Athletics Championships on flickr. View the full results of the days athletics.

[read more …] “National 800m Champion”

Regional report 1026 – 17th August 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1026 from Millstreet.

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

Last week we held our breath, hoped for the best and prayed, and all of our efforts paid off  a hundred fold. Our Summer Horse Show at the mighty Green Glens was a resounding success. Horses and people came pouring in, the weather was ideal, and the atmosphere was electric and when nights fell in, jumping went on till late in the indoor arena at night.  At various times young riders from Mallow’s Riding School put on beautiful displays to the strains of Strauss music. And on Sunday afternoon the Grand Prix brought our Summer Show to a spectacular close. The Duggan Family issued heartfelt thanks to all those who supported them in any way.

In conjunction with the show an Artisan / Craft Fair was held in the town square on Saturday with everything from hot food the painted pictures, glass wear, jewellery, etc on sale. It was very well supported.  The pubs and hotel put on music every night  giving  visitors to the show got good value for their money.

[read more …] “Regional report 1026 – 17th August 2010”

Artisan Food and Craft Market

Last Saturday brought a delightful Artisan Market in the Square. There were some really mouth-watering foods on offer as the smell of cooking in the open-air filled the square, and there was something for everyone on offer. The market was a very welcome addition for the day, and it was well attended, with a nice crowd browsing the stalls through the afternoon. It’s something we are sure that people would like to see more of.

[read more …] “Artisan Food and Craft Market”

Death Notice: Theresa Twomey (née O’Mahony)

The death has occurred on Saturday, August 14, 2010 of Theresa TWOMEY, (née O’Mahony) of Rathcoole and Cullen Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this Monday evening at 8pm to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Tuesday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Cullen Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu, to Marymount Hospice.