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

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.
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


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:

[read more …] “JB Hurling Championship V Lismire”

Broadband in your area?

Cork Area
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.

[read more …] “Broadband in your area?”

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>


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”

Summer Horse Show is back in the Saddle!

THE absence of the sound of hooves at Millstreet Horse Show last August, after the show was canceled, cost the region €10 million, according Green Glens owner Noel C Duggan, who has announced plans for a whole new show next year.

The ‘man of steel’ told The Corkman that it is “full steam ahead” for next year’s show with the Green Glens committing to reviving one of the highlights of the showjumping year in Ireland…………

Last week we carried a short sniplet from the Irish Independant newspaper which said that there would be a horse show in Millstreet in summer of next year. The Corkman this week carries a more in-depth article and the full article can be read here.

For the views of the competitors themselves, there’s a discussion on that sheds some more light on the topic.

Ireland Involved Awards – Seán Radley Nominated

Our own Seán Radley has been nominated for the 2009 Ireland Involved Awards which take place this evening (Nov 5th 2009)  at a dinner hosted by the Taoiseach’s Office in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Sean has been nominated in the “Arts, Culture & Media” Section for his work documenting community life in Millstreet for the last 40 years. He will be accompanied at the awards ceremony by Mike and Kathy O’Connor who nominated him in the first case.

Lots of people (85+) have left comments on his nomination page, so go and show your support and gratitude too on that page. (comments are now closed)

[read more …] “Ireland Involved Awards – Seán Radley Nominated”

Stephen O’Riordan on the RTE News last Night

Stephen O’Riordan who made the film “The Forgotten Maggies”, has taken it a step further and yesterday was spokesperson for the victims as they seek compensation for their years in the Magdalen laundries. There is an article in today’s Irish Independant on the topic, and there was an item on the RTE News last night which you can see if you click on the still image above (the article starts at 10:15 in the clip).

Finishers in the Dublin City Marathon

In her notes last week, Eily Buckley congratulated all those that ran in the Dublin City Marathon on 26th of October last. The results have been released and here are those from the Millstreet area:

  • 294th Brian Murphy Knocknakilla 03:00:07
  • 809th Chris Murphy Clara 03:18:29
  • 1425th John Sheahan 3:28:59
  • 2444th Brian O’Connor Cloghoula 03:43:09
  • 3039th Thomas O’Leary 03:49:41
  • 4300th Con Twomey 04:02:42
  • 5112ndPaudie Bourke Kilcorney 04:08:40
  • 4802nd Humphrey Hickey The Bush Bar 04:08:50
  • 5613rd Liam Bourke Kilcorney 04:15:01
  • 8483rd Michelle O’Leary(Casey) 05:01:49
  • 10005th Mary O’Mahony 06:23:50 and 9767th Denis O’Mahony 06:01:35 walked it!
  • Also one of the local guards ran it, but we’re not sure which one!

If you know someone that ran, then go check up their times.