Horse Show 2010 Photos

Millstreet Horse Show finished up yesterday after five days of enjoyable show-jumping. There was a buzz around the Green Glens, added to by the lovely weather all week, and especially the blistering sunshine on the Sunday. Added below are some images that may give a sample of the atmosphere. It was good to see the show back on the calendar, and hopefully it will get bigger and better again next year.

visit the Millstreet Horse Show website for details on the show, or the Millstreet Horse Show Facebook page for pictures, comments etc.

Update: PHOTO-Graphics, the photo studio based at the West End in Millstreet, have made available hundreds of photos from the show on their website

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Parish Newsletter 15th 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: Margaret O’Callaghan, Rathduane

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Beaten by Dromtarriffe

Millstreet Junior Footballers were beaten by Dromtarriffe in the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship tonight in Cullen. Drom’ will hardly ever have a better scoring day, as nearly everything they kicked went over the bar, while most of the Millstreet Kicks ended up either  wide or in the goalies arms, in what was a very frustrating evening of football for the Millstreet supporters.

Tadgh Collins got Millstreet off to a great start with a goal in the first few minutes, [read more …] “Beaten by Dromtarriffe”

Haunted Cork

Hello there
I’m currently writing ‘Haunted Cork’, to be published by The History Press Ireland early next year. To date I have collected 72 stories from all over the county, but I am still on the lookout for more! However, I appear to have a lack of stories from in and around Millstreet, and as an online central hub for the town, was curious whether you have anything on file or personally know and stories concerning myths, legends and ghosts concerning Millstreet?
All the best and many thanks for your time

From legends to hauntings to poltergeist, have a look at some of the other stories on the Paranormal Database, but if you have a story of your own, send it to Darren.

Taking a Stand for Mallow Hospital

Thanks be to God someone is standing up for our services and our local  hospital which of course is Mallow. In an article in the Irish Examiner today, Dr Pat  Casey is one of a number of doctors who are standing up in defense of Mallow Hospital:

Millstreet GP Dr Patrick Casey questioned the motives behind the investigation: “I am a senior GP in the area and have worked for 45 years and always referred patients to Mallow and they have always been more than satisfied with the service.

“Furthermore, I have been a patient there myself and so have members of my family and we have been very satisfied.

“I wonder if this is a back door message, certain agreements were made around reconfiguration, that some services would transfer to Cork but that emergency services would be kept at MGH.”

Dr Casey said emergency services were vital for the large rural areas around Mallow.

Horse Show – Day 1

Millstreet Horse Show opened today amidst some lovely sunny weather, lots of horses and ponies, and a big crowd. Above are a few photos taken today which are on the Millstreet Horse Show Facebook page. Don’t forget that everyone is welcome at the Show, and admission is FREE for all.

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Seamus Maxwell

A banker in Millstreet Town many years ago
Where into young adults his children did grow
And though he is remembered in Millstreet today
Distant from Duhallow his last remains lay.

The words of a wise one for us to recall
There is a last day and last night for us all
Seamus Maxwell one devoted to his family and wife
But sad to learn he has lost his gift of life. [read more …] “Seamus Maxwell”

Millstreet Debs 2010

Millstreet Community School pupils replaced school uniforms with beautiful gowns and   tuxedos for their debs ball Friday, 5th August 2010.

The Millstreet school pupils and friends enjoyed the  glamorous event in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Rochestown, Cork.

They dined in style and danced to the beat on their memorable big social event of the year.

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Regional Report 1025 – 10th August 2010



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1025 from Millstreet.

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

And a very fond hello to Betty Carroll of Liscarroll, who listens in every Tuesday morning, nice to have you along Betty.

Well this is the week that we’ve all been waiting for, The Millstreet Summer Horse Show. It’s had a fairly rough ride but  now its all systems go. Entries are flowing in and the venue looks a picture with all the new improvements that have been added plus a host of flowers and shrubs in full bloom. On site stabling for hundreds of horses. Self service Restaurant, plus shops and trade stands. Admission is free all week, and prize money on €130,000 up for grabs, sponsored entirely by the Duggans.

It will run from to-day to Sunday. Starting off quietly to-day and building up over the  coming days to the  mighty Grand Prix on Sunday with prize money on €30,000.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1025 – 10th August 2010”

Results & Fixtures

* U14 Duhallow football league final: Millstreet V Kanturk. Tues 10th Aug in Boherbue 7:30pm
* Third Round Duhallow Junior Football ChampionshipMillstreet -v- Dromtariffe in Cullen on Friday 13th Aug 7:15pm

* Cork Minor Football League Group 2: Millstreet 1-9 Mallow 1-6. Wed 4th August

According to the Cork County Minor Board:

Section 2 has Mallow, Clonakilty, Donoughmore and Millstreet all on eight points. Kinsale are next two points adrift and with Glanmire, Sam Maguires and Bantry Blues still in contention its look likes it is going to go down to the wire before the outcome is finalised.

Death Notice: Margaret O’Callaghan, (née Cremin)

The death has occurred on Saturday, August 07, 2010 of Margaret O’CALLAGHAN, (née Cremin) of Rathduane, Rathmore, Kerry. Removal this Monday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Tuesday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Drishane Cemetery.

James/Jim Kelleher

Hello there, I am hoping someone in your community could help me with my search on a man named James/Jim Kelleher. I know you probably get these requests all the time and unfortunately I cannot provide a lot of information however I am hoping the details I can provide may jog someones memory in your elderly community. Jim/James Kelleher had ‘red’ hair and would have been born in the late 1800’s. He had a ‘limp’ (possible artificial limb) and used a crutch. May have been a farm hand on a farm over in Bruree in 1934 and did visit Croom on a few occasions around the year 1940. I have been told he may have been a soldier. Unfortunately that is all I can tell you and realise it’s a ‘rough shot’ but this search is important to me for personal reasons and I cannot abandon it. If anyone can help me I would be most grateful.
Thanks and Best Wishes. Helen Barrie

leave a comment below, or send an email to Helen if you have any information

Parish Newsletter – 8th 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:

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 7th August:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Hannah Barry (Anniversary) & Charlie Barry (Month’s Mind), Murphy’s Terrace

Cullen Vigil 8.00 p.m. Mary Walsh, Knocknageeha

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Artisan Food & Craft Market

Artisan Food & Craft Market

The Square, Millstreet
Saturday 14th August

(During Millstreet Show Week)
10am – 4pm

Market produce available:
Home grown Vegetables, Homemade Jams, Free Range Eggs, Home Baking, Cup Cakes, Gluten & Wheat free Baking, Cakes & tasty treats, Artisan Coffees, Sweet & Savoury Crepes, Hot Food Stands, Freshly Baked wood-fired oven Pizzas, Herbal teas and infusions, Fresh fish, Hand Made chocolate, Pesto, Gourmet cooking sauces, soups, wide selection of cheeses, jewellery, wicker baskets, log baskets, wood carvings, kitchen utensils, plants, hand made soaps and lots more…

Enjoy the live music and the atmosphere! Browse through the various stands.

Click on the flier on the left to see it full size

Mid-Summer Barbeque Success

"Best Summer Outfit" Winner, Joseph Lawler, accepts his €100.00 prize from Tadhg O'Flynn (Sponsor) at the highly successful Mid-Summer Barbeque and Dance/Disco in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 6th August. Also included (from left) Connie Linehan ("The Kelt" member), Tony McCaul (Organising Committee member) and Tom Flahive ("The Kelt" member). More pictures to follow in coming days.

Pictured at Italia ’90

Last night RTE 1 aired a documentary “This Sporting Life – Tony Cascarino”. During it, there was a brief shot of Padraig O’Driscoll with the pipes in Italy. Padraig ODriscoll is playing the pipes, and it also shows Pat Barrett,  Michael Lehane (originally from Millstreet) and John Minihan of Clonakilty. You can view This Sporting Life – Tony Cascarino on the RTE website. The lads appear at about 10mins 25sec into programme.

Midsummer Madness BBQ

Millstreet Tourism committee are holding a fund-raising night in the Wallis Arms on this Friday night the 6th August at 9pm. It consists of music provided by The Celts and DJ Nev., barbecue on the night by O’Leary Family butchers. There is €100 prize money for the best summer outfit on the night kindly sponsored by O Flynn Medical. Admission is only €10. All money raised on the night will go towards the cost of running the Millstreet Failte Festival which will be held in 2011.

Click the poster to view it full size

Ann Lane’s photographic journal of public art

Ann Lane (formerly of Ballinatona, Millstreet) has spent four years and traveled over 14,000 miles on an odyssey to catalog the country’s main pieces of public art. She said it was her initial encounter with Capall Mór, the ferro-cement over a steel structure, near Tralee, that depicts a Celtic war horse with broken chains around its forelegs, signifying freedom, which inspired her to undertake the task of cataloging the works …

This is from an article in the Irish Examiner today(5th Aug) describing her passion for public art, and her journey to this stage.

She featured on RTE Radio 1 yesterday morning (4th Aug) on the Kathryn Thomas Summer On One show, which can be heard in the podcast at the top of this page.  (from 9:13 to 11:10 – starts just before the middle of the audio).

Ann’s passion was featured in an article on the Global Post from September ’09, and it shows some of the wonderful photography she has taken.

Ann Lane’s photographic journal of public art will be published this autumn by Wordwell Books.

with thanks to Kevin for the info on this article

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Willie Neenan

He was running years before he met Marie his good and devoted wife
And Willie Neenan is still running with him ’tis a way of life
A World Masters Games over fifty silver medallist in nineteen eighty three
I remember in the fifties him and his brother John D
At cross country races in Liscahane just out of the Town of Millstreet
The famous Neenan brothers against Cork’s best did compete
Up and down the wet and high fields they set a cracking pace
For the glory of old Millstreet the young Neenan men did race. [read more …] “Willie Neenan”