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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
The death has occurred on Monday, August 09, 2010 of Andy O’DONOGHUE of Bolomore, Rathcoole. Removal this Tuesday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
The Humphrey Kelleher Cup for juvenile gaelic footballers is to honour the name
Of the legendary gaelic footballer who scaled the heights of fame
The Iron Man of Millstreet as Michael O Hehir used to say
One who was quite fearless on the field of play. [read more …] “The Great Humphrey Kelleher”
* U14 Duhallow football league final: Millstreet V Kanturk. Tues 10th Aug in Boherbue 7:30pm
* Third Round Duhallow Junior Football Championship: Millstreet -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.
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.
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