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.
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.
Based in Kilcorney, Poetry Gifts Ireland will help you to write a poem, a verse or a song for a special person, an occasion or for any reason at all.
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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 http://twitter.com/OfficialCorkGAA, 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:
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.
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”.
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”
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”
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.
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!!
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.
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”
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 www.heritageweek.ie or callsave 1850 200 878.
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 www.millstreet.ie)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.