Charity Single plan for “Baby Jacob”

In the media whirlwind that has been the Baby Jacob Appeal in the last week, his parents were interviewed during the week on Cork FM Radio by Rose O’Neill. Click here to listen to the interview.

From that interview, a Facebook page has been setup with the aim of generating awareness (there are 470+ fans already in a day and a half), and they say that they are in an advanced stage of making a Charity Single for the fund! which will be available online and also in selected stores as CD’s.

More info below:
[read more …] “Charity Single plan for “Baby Jacob””

Millstreet’s Last Old Fashioned Rhymer

I may die as I live without much to my name
To be Millstreet’s last old fashioned rhymer my one claim to minor fame
The word poet never does apply to such as me
The stuff I pen born to mortality.
.
From the countryside by Clara I’ve been too long away
I would feel a stranger in Millstreet today
A stranger in Claraghatlea and Millstreet Town
Where I once did know of some local renown.
[read more …] “Millstreet’s Last Old Fashioned Rhymer”

Millstreet Golf Society – Timesheet

Fota Island Golf Club      14/03/2010

12:30Liam BurkeTadgh O’ FlynnPadraig SheehanMichael Cotter
12:40Eamon TarrantTommy BurkeGordon O’ KeeffeMichael Dineen
12:50Arthur MurphyNoel O’ ConnorHughie O’ ConnorEric Hickey
13:00Donogh McAuliffeChris TwomeyPaddy RocheDenis Hickey
13:10Matt MurphyBrendan HickeyJohn TwomeyJohn O’ Sullivan
13:20
13:30Tom FlahiveDan DalyTony McCaulJames Burke

[read more …] “Millstreet Golf Society – Timesheet”

AIB’s Better Ireland Programme

As part of the AIB Better Ireland Programme, your local AIB branch has €10,000 to give to deserving children’s projects in your area. The three local childrens projects are:

A. the Presentation National School,
B. the Holy Family National School, and
C. St.Patricks Conference, SVP Millstreet.

The project that attracts the most votes will be awarded €5,000. Second place will receive €3,000 and third place €2,000. You can vote by texting MILLSTREET A, MILLSTREET B, or MILLSTREET C to 51303 which costs 8c and you can do iot as many times as you like, or you can do it for free on betterireland.ie/vote.html (screenshot above) but you can only do it once every 12 hours! Voting closes on March 15th, so get your votes in and support your community.

Genealogy – Leaders

We are an active, retired couple visiting Millstreet for the second time while staying for a few days at Killarney. I know a great deal about my ancestors, the Leaders, who were from Millstreet, my ancestor owning the Leader house on Clara Mountain which was in a dilapidated state when we visited in 2003. I know of no-one actually living in Millstreet with the Leader name. My third cousin told me that I would be related to all of them there to some degree. I would like to meet some of them to say “hullo.” Way back, the Leaders and the O’Keefes were related as well. Anyone out there doing genealogy? Would you like to make contact?
Margaret Kaiser.
email:

Green Party Promised on St.Patricks Day

Millstreet puts its best foot forward in salute of the national feast day to acknowledge St Patrick on Tuesday. The town’s Community Council are planning a late afternoon celebration with a new emphasis placed on school participation, increased prizemoney and entertainment for young and old.

The official parade is up and away at 5pm from the Dairygold Co-Op store and continues with a formal review stand in the Town Square. A special prize will be presented for the best window display.

Millstreet Pipe Band again figure on leading the parade and it complete a hectic day after a St. Patrick’s Day recital in Ballydaly after 9.30am Mass and participating in the Killarney parade.

The above appears in the Millstreet Matters column on the Corkman. This week it also discusses the People of the Year awards, Millstreet Country Park, the Community School Lenten campaign, GAA and more

Ducon Cup: Millstreet 1-8 Kanturk 1-8

AN injury-time goal from Eoghan O’Connor allowed Kanturk pull the game of the fire with a last ditch equalising strike against Millstreet in the Ducon Cup played in Millstreet on Friday night (5th March 2010).

With no shortage of commitment in evidence, it allowed an equitable outcome emerged as a fair outcome. However Kanturk left it late, O’Connor rising up amongst a cluster of players to punch home the all important goal.

from the Corkman newspaper

[read more …] “Ducon Cup: Millstreet 1-8 Kanturk 1-8”

Tina and Glenn

It was a lovely sunny day. Full of emotions, energy, happy tears and laughter. Tina and Glenn are living and working in Galway. They came along to Tina’s home town to get married. The ceremony took place in a beautiful St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Reception in an elegant and romantic Avenue Hotel in Killarney. (From Bartek Witek Photography)

Methodist Meeting next Sunday

Our next meeting in Millstreet is on Sunday 14th March at 7.00 p. m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road. As always everyone is welcome. Our meeting this month is very close to St. Patrick’s Day and so we will be thinking a little bit about Patrick’s life and lessons that we can learn from it. We will be looking together at some sections of the two short documents which historians are almost certain were actually written by Patrick himself. There is a lot in them about Patrick’s life and faith which can challenge and encourage us in our walk with God today.

As well as thinking about Patrick on Sunday night we will also have our usual informal time of worship and prayer. Hope to see you there.

For further information please contact Rev. Laurence Graham at 064 6631613 or

Community School “Welcome the World” tonight

Prepare to welcome the world to Millstreet! That’s the message from the Transition Year students at Millstreet Community School as they prepare to host the fourth annual World Wide Welcome multicultural event this Thursday, March 11 in the school library.

Starting at 7pm, the evening is a celebration of the diversity of cultures that now exist within the school and in the local community, and comprises song, dance, music and poetry, along with the chance to sample cuisine prepared by people from many of the 20 nationalities now present in the locality. Admission is free.

The students have been very busy preparing for the event, and three different groups have taken on the tasks of planning and preparation for the event.

from the Corkman newspaper

[read more …] “Community School “Welcome the World” tonight”

Kathleen O’Leary – Genealogy

My grandfather, Timothy John O’Leary, came to the US (San Francisco, California) about 1846-1850 from Millstreet … his father and grandfather were also Timothy John O’Leary … family lore has it that my older brother was the ninth generation with the first son with that name … my brother’s son is called “Ten” within the family since he is officially Timothy John O’Leary X … I would love to know some family history from Millstreet regarding my father’s family … I can be reached on facebook or contacted directly at  … thank you for any response …

Labour of Millstreet’s keeper of the archive is never-ending

Somewhere 100 years from now in an office full of yet undreamed of computer gadgetry, a historian will take a break from work, look into the middle distance and marvel at Sean Radley. Sean Radley, probably even as you read this, is busy recording the life and times of an entire community, his beloved home town of Millstreet in north Cork. Thanks to Sean, almost every minute detail of Millstreet life – social, sporting, political, business, religious and much more – has been captured over 30 years, first on cine film, then in photographs, on audio tape, and, more recently again, on video.

The result is an astonishing archive of material – almost 30,000 photographs, over 2,500 audio tapes, 500 video tapes and thousands of…

from the Irish Times – Tue 09 Sep 1997

Millstreet Golf Society History

MILLSTREET GOLF SOCIETY HISTORY

The first meeting of the Millstreet Golf Society took place in 1980 in

Edie Reardon’s Bar, present were Frankie Reen, Brendan Kiely, Michael

Feeley and Tom Collins. Brendan Kiely has been a member of the

committee without break since its foundation and was made an honorary

member of society at the AGM of November 2004 .  Michael Feeley was

the first Captain and Frank Reen Snr was the first President.

The first outing took place in Kanturk Golf Club.

[read more …] “Millstreet Golf Society History”

Ducon Cup: Knocknagree 2-7 Millstreet 0-10

Millstreet faltered away to Knocknagree 2-7 to 0-10 in the Ducon Cup where goals either side of the interval paved the way for a home win. From a fast paced encounter, both sides enjoyed pockets of dominance yet Knocknagree just about deserved their three point win but not before they were made to sweat it out on a battling Millstreet.

A nip and tuck affair developed from the outset though Knocknagree shaded matters to secure a 1-3 to 0-4 interval advantage.

Back came a dogged Millstreet upon the resumption with Desmond O’Sullivan, Brian Sheahan and Mark Ellis to the fore. Points to Michael Murphy, Michael Vaughan and John Lehane offered encouragement.

However Knocknagree held the facility to respond and despite Millstreet’s best intentions, the game was wrapped up in favour of the home side with a late goal.

Millstreet lined out as Denis Kiely, Kevin Hickey, Desmond O’Sullivan, Patrick Randles, Donal O’Sullivan, Brian Sheahan, Eamon O’Keeffe, Patrick Coleman, Mark Ellis, Michael Murphy, Tadgh Collins, Michael Vaughan, Darren Murphy, John Lehane, James Broxton. Subs. Timothy Kiely, Eoin Crowley, Conor Lane.

Baby Jacob on TV3

Baby Jacob and his family were on the TV3 news yesterday (Tuesday) evening, and this morning were on Ireland AM, with Joan O’Mahony of the Baby Jacob Trust fund bringing attention to the efforts to raise money for the operations that he needs in the future.

For the next stage of the treatment, they are heading back to Germany next Sunday so that Jacob can get larger implants into his eye sockets, as his current implants are quickly becoming too small.

Unfortunately, we can’t show you the videos clips directly, but here are the links where you can see the videos

there are also lots of stills from the videos at the bottom of this article

[read more …] “Baby Jacob on TV3”

Baby Jacob – in the Newspapers today

THE parents of a little boy born without eyes have launched a desperate plea to help raise €300,000 for his treatment.

Jacob Nowak suffers from an exceptionally rare condition whereby his eyes never formed in their sockets before his birth.

The condition, anophthalmia, affects fewer than one in 100,000 children but, in Jacob’s case, it left the him without eyeballs or optic nerves.

Jacob, who was born last August, is healthy in every other respect but now faces years of treatment to cope with his condition.

from today’s Irish Independant
also in todays Irish Examiner
and also in the Irish Times

[read more …] “Baby Jacob – in the Newspapers today”

Regional Report 1003 9th March 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1003 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely sunny Tuesday morning following yet another night of severe frost.

The Highlight of our week here in Millstreet will be the Annual Community CouncilAwards Social which will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night. All tickets are already sold out ,and a gala event is assured. The Hall of Fame Award goes to Fr. Paddy O Byrne, who will travel to Nebraska later in the month ,where he ministered for many years ,to celebrate his Golden Jubilee. Other award recipients are Service to Youth, Our Youth Leaders, Service to the Community, Me Fein, Cultural Award, James Linehan, Achievement Award, Stephen O Riordan , For his Film, “(The Forgotten Maggies) Unsung Hero, Moira O Keeffe, Cullen, and Special Award.  The Sister of the Divine Jesus, in other words the Drishane Nuns.

List of Sponsos are. K&L Deliveries, Super Valu, Millstreet, O Sullivan Electrical, Dennehy Haulage, Alps Electric, Millstreet Credit Union and Noel C and the Duggan Family.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1003 9th March 2010”

Billy Coleman – Tarmac Titan DVD

Billy Coleman was Irelands most successful rally driver ever. He first came to province in 1969 in rather tatty self-prepared green Mark I Escort (TIU 250) on the Circuit of Ireland when he took special stage time off the works Escort of Rodger Clark which was almost unheard of at the time. Billy was born in 1948 in Millstreet. From an early age he developed an interest in motor cars, confessing for the bug when he sat up on his fathers knee to drive the car when he was five years old. His father owned a garage in Milstreet and was the Ford Main Dealer which helped nurture Billy’s interest in cars.

Billy is famous in rallying circles all over Ireland for his exploits in the 70s and 80s, in Ireland, Britain, and even as far away as Poland, Corsica and Monte Carlo.

A DVD on Billy’s exploits in the Irish Tarmac Championship is available to buy from Murray Motorsport amongst others.

Also added below are loads photos of the cars that he drove.

There is also a great website with loads of info all about  Billy’s racing career.
[read more …] “Billy Coleman – Tarmac Titan DVD”

Handbook for Travellers in Ireland 1866

Below are extracts from the “Handbook for Travellers in Ireland (with Maps) 1866” which refer to the Millstreet area.

Note: the spelling is not great because a computer was used to scan it and copy to text, but the information of the time is interesting.
Coal:
… the only practicable coal being in Clare, where there are thin beds of culm, from which, however, one colliery-owner clears his 4000?. a year. This exception is in the barony pf Duhallow, in the neighbourhood of Kanturk and Millstreet. Here are six veins of anthracite coal, three of which, known as the Bulk-vein, Rock- vein, and Sweet-vein, are of tolerable thickness and have been pretty extensively
worked. ” The coals of the Munster field lie in a series of troughs, the hills usually striking from E. to W., and the strata dipping on either side, N. and S., at considerable angles, often perpendicular.” — Kane,
The coal rocks in Clare are of an estimated thickness of 3350 ft., and consist of limestone band …

[read more …] “Handbook for Travellers in Ireland 1866”

Sport: Results & Fixtures 8th March 2010

Athletics: Woodie’s DIY /AAI Inter Club Cross Country Championships 12,000m Phoenix Park, Dublin. 7th March, 2010: 38th position #605 Desmond Casey Millstreet A.C. 38.27

The Adare 10k 7th March,2010: Brian O’Connor, Millstreet AC Senior Men #1781 115th time:0:45:01

Soccer 6/7th March: League 1A: Rathcoole Rovers A 2 Passage 1. League 3A: Los Zarcos 0 Watergrasshill Utd 0; 3A Rathcoole Rovers B 0 CFC Banteer 1;
Saxone Cup 2nd round:Millstreet Cel 4 Churchvilla 1. U15 Div2 Rockmount 3 Rathcoole 3. U13 Div 6 Rockmount A 2 Rathcoole Rovers 1

GAA:

Ducon Cup: Millstreet 1-10 Kanturk 1-10

Ducon Cup: Knocknagree 2-7 Millstreet 0-10

Fixtures:

GAA:

Fine Gael Cork NW AGM tonight

representative
Brian Hayes TD, Fine Gael Education Spokesman

The Fine Gael Cork North West Constituency AGM takes place in Millstreet this evening. Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD will deliver a speech on why there needs to be a new deal between teachers and the Government.

If I had a fiver for everyone who told me that the Department of Education HQ was a downtown office of the Irish teachers’ unions, I would be a very wealthy man. The common perception is that the unions simply click their fingers in Marlborough Street and get everything they want.

It is true that we have seen some dreadful deals down the years where educational outcomes were not the priority. But can it be said after the effective reduction of between 15% to 19% of teachers take home pay over a twelve month period that the teacher unions still dominate the agenda? Any objective observer would have to say that this is not the case.

The full speech is available on the Fine Gael website
See also an article on todays Irish Examiner

Munster Senior Scór Semi-Finals

The Munster Scór Sínsear semi-finals yesterday evening took place in Millstreet GAA Hall. There was a home victory for the Millstreet Question Time team. In a diverse cultural programme, Cork teams enjoyed success and progressing to the provincial final are:

Rockchapel (Instrumental Music)
Eimear Guiney of Newmarket (Recitation)
Freemount (Ballad Group)
Cloyne (Novelty Act)
Millstreet (Question Time)

The Munster Senior Scor finals go ahead in the Tinteain Theatre, Ballybunion on Sunday, March 20. (More on this hopefully soon)

from the Cork GAA Website