Capturing Hares

When reading the article below, keep in mind the fact that it refers to “Millstreet Country Park and Surrounds“, and that nothing is supplied that shows that the Park allowed hares to be removed, but that never got in the way of an organisation with an agenda. The Country Park have responded by saying that they allowed no hares to be removed from the Park.

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has called on Millstreet Country Park to act to keep coursers out of its 500 acre nature attraction. A document obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows that a total of 78 hares were removed from the park and its surrounds last November and December.

In a letter to the park, we commented that interference with the resident hare population is “contrary to the ethos of the country park which invites people to come to enjoy nature and discover the ‘exciting revelations within the animal kingdom’.”
An extract from a document obtained by ICABS. It shows that 78 hares were captured from Millstreet Country Park and surrounds late last year.


2010 AIB Better Ireland Awards

Pictured at the presentation of the 2010 AIB Better Ireland Award Cheques in the Millstreet, Co. Cork Branch of AIB on Thursday, 15th April.    From left:  Seán Brennan, Branch Manager AIB Millstreet, Sr. Mercedes Behan (representing St. Vincent de Paul, Millstreet – St. Patrick’s Conference – €2,000.00 cheque),  Joan O’Mahony. Principal (representing Presentation N.S., Millstreet – €3,000.00 cheque),  Diarmuid McCarthy, Principal (representing Holy Family N.S., Rathmore, Co. Kerry – €5,000.00 cheque) and Mary Murphy, AIB Better Ireland Programme Coordinator, Millstreet AIB Branch, Co. Cork. (Picture: Seán Radley)

See the AIB Better Ireland Press Release below: [read more …] “2010 AIB Better Ireland Awards”

Drishane Garden Fête from the 1930s

Drishane Castle Garden Fete Sunday May 30th 2010.

The Drishane Castle Garden Fete was a traditional bi annual established by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus during their time in Drishane Convent 1909 – 1992. It was staged as a fund raiser for the Missions.
It was always an event held close to people’s hearts, attracting crowds of supporters from near and far. Sadly the tradition died when the Sisters’ time in Drishane came to an end, the last one was staged in May 1990 exactly 20 years ago.

2010 sees the revival of the Garden Fete on Sunday May 30th 1pm – 6pm. It promises to be a day of great festivity and celebration. It co incidentally corresponds with the Polish Celebration of “Children’s Day” further ensuring that it will be a fun filled day for all members of the family. The Committee is delighted to offer an afternoon of quality entertainment for all members of the family while also helping Baby Jacob in his lifetime challenge of blindness.
[read more …] “Drishane Garden Fête from the 1930s”

Death Notice: Eileen O’Hanlon (neé Dineen)

The death has occurred on Sunday, May 16th, 2010 of Eileen O’HANLON, (née Dineen) of Ballydaly and Carrigtwohill, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal today, Tuesday, at 7.30pm to Our Lady of Lourdes, Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 11am, followed by burial in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.

Regional Report 1013 – 18th May 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1013 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather dull and calm Tuesday morning.

Brian Murphy who is a panel beater from Cloughoulabeg, Millstreet, will be taking part in the FBD Insurance 8-Day Cycle Race which starts in Dunboyne on Sunday 23rd May and finishes in Skerries Dublin on Sunday 30th May. The race is a gruelling event and 10 professional teams as well as club teams from all over Ireland are taking part. Brian is a member of Kanturk Town Cycling Club and the Club have a five man team consisting of Brian Murphy, Will Curtin, Brian Canty, Richard Hooten & Bryan Long taking part this year. This is the lads first time in this race and we wish them all the best of luck.

Our outdoor  pursuits on  Sunday were many and varied,with Ballydaly staging their annual Sports and Leisure Day, at their local School Grounds,  a music extravaganza at Star Trax recording Studio  in Knocknagree and a fun day for all  ages in our Town Park  organised by the local Clubs. People turned out with children, babies in prams, dogs on leads in brilliant sunshine to see dads and granddads,  moms and grandmothers tog off for a real fun game of football. Which was followed by matches for a variety of age groups. The pipe band opened the show. The Celts provided music al fresco, and Jerry Pat filled the air with the tempting aroma of roasting burgers and snacks. There was no fee at the gate, and a great time was had by all.

Well done to all who organised it.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1013 – 18th May 2010”

Results & Fixtures: 14th – 20th May

Soccer – League 2A: Springfield “A” 1 Millstreet Cel 1

GAA Duhallow – JHL: Kilbrin 0-14 Millstreet 0-11; JBFL Freemount 1-12 St.John’s 1-08; Duhallow U12 B Football Final: Millstreet beat Boherbue  on Sunday Evening

Greyhounds – Curraheen Park 525: Two Wheel Training A4. Stakes. Final – Michael Murphy’s (Millstreet) Shanaknock Star (Droopys Scolari-Last Sheila) (6) 3-1 1; Hook Head (1) 6-4 2; Danielles Rio (4) 4-1 3. Sh, sh. 29.28.


Sciath na Scol Finals: C1 Sc Columbas (Ovens) v Millstreet 15 a side 20 mins a half  Tues June 1st Pairc Ui Rinn

Bishop Tim Carroll resigns due to ill health

The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of Bishop Timothy Joseph Carroll SMA (a native of Minor Row, Millstreet) as Vicar Apostolic of Kontagora, Nigeria, in accordance with canon 401, para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. In recent years Bishop Tim has been experiencing poor health and felt it necessary to hand over to a younger man.

Bishop Tim has worked in the Kwara and Niger States area of Nigeria since ordination in 1965.

Thirty years later he was appointed Prefect Apostolic of the newly-erected Kontagora Prefecture. In 2002 he was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Kontagora and ordained a Bishop on 17 August 2002 in Kontagora. Kontagora was carved out of three existing dioceses: Ilorin, Minna and Sokoto.

[read more …] “Bishop Tim Carroll resigns due to ill health”

Springfield 1 Millstreet Celtic 1

Millstreet Celtic just fell short at the final hurdle this morning when they failed to beat Springfield in the division 2A decider in Cobh. As detailed in a post this week, they had to win the game to overtake Springfield on top of the table in the last game of the season, but could only manage a 1-1 draw, conceding a goal with the last kick of the game after 8 minutes of extra time. Reports also that that there were also some unsavory scenes after the final whistle.

However, they are promoted to Division 1A where they will have to contend with local rivals Rathcoole Rovers. (note: from the comments below, it looks like they were not promoted after all 🙁 we’ll see in the next few days for certain.

See the discussion on about the controversy at the end of the game

The Narrow Road By Old Mushera

The narrow road by old Mushera it winds up and down
The backway from Cork through Rylane that ends at Millstreet Town
In Winter the drivers crawl slow through the fog
That steals down the mountain and cloaks Togher Bog
But the scenery is breathtaking on a nice Summer’s day
For the tourist who drives on the mountain roadway
The Boggeragh Ranges above you the valley below
By the hills where gorse, heather and bracken do grow
Where in Spring and in Summer the male lark does fly
Up from the rank bracken to sing in the sky
A small speck in the universe till in gray clouds he disappear
The bird out of sight though his music one hear
On the narrow high road by Mushera from here far away
The tourist amazed at the beauty today.

Parish Newsletter 16th May 2010




16th, MAY, 2010

Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. David Gunn C.C. & Fr. Micheál Manning A.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043 / Cullen 029-79028 / Mobile 087-7752948

Email: <email>



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:

Michael Ryan, 4 West Side, Killarney Road
Mary O’Keeffe, Tureenglanahee, Ballydesmond
Jerry Buckley, Ummeraboy

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 16th May 2010”

Thady Quill

“The Bould Thady Quill” is a popular traditional Irish song. The song is ironic as it was written about an individual living in County Cork who was actually far from heroic.

It is common to hear critics or knockers, who, of course, never knew the man, emphatically assert that he was a phoney, while others, equally misinformed allege that he was utterly useless, an idler and parasite possessing innumerable vices and insisting that he never participated in any form of sport. It is only fair to the man that, because of the extremes of misrepresentation, he should be placed in proper perspective. We have his prowess and achievements fancifully exaggerated in the ballad and his shortcomings unfairly highlighted by his detractors….

read the full article on Thady Quill on Wikipedia

IRD Duhallow

Map of Communities in IRD Duhallow

IRD Duhallow is a community-based Integrated Rural Development (IRD) company that was established in 1989. The company combines the efforts and resources of the State Bodies, Local Authorities, Local Communities and individual entrepreneurs for the benefit of the local areas. The main objective of IRD Duhallow is to establish and to support initiatives directed towards the generation of enterprise for the benefit and welfare of communities in Duhallow who may be deprived due to rural population, immigration, lack of training, economic deprivation or poor infrastructure.

IRD Duhallow have recently updated their website and all the up to date information is there, including the Monthly Newsletter, DART Timetables, info on grants, Duhallow Initiatives, a communities section, and much more.

from IRD Duhallow

Millstreet Edge closer to Div 2A Title

Millstreet Celtic beat title title contenders Waterloo (from Rathduff) in their second last game of the season in the league. They have secured promotion for the season, but now they must win their final game against table toppers Springfield A (11.15am on Sunday morning at Pat O’Brien Park, Cobh) to lift the 2A title. Best of luck to the lads next Sunday.

Murphy’s Irish Stout League 2A
.Springfield A171511601746
.Millstreet Celtic171421552144

LTV 2 Programme 166: Star Trax Fire

LTV 2 Millstreet Footage from Programme 166 where Sean Radley and Sean Murphy met up with Donal Lynch at Star Trax Studio in Knocknagree to take a look at the damage caused by the huge fire up at the Studio recently.

LTV 2 are running a Fundraising dance to help get the studio back up and running on Friday 11 June in the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet with 5 Local bands/artists taking part on the night. Tickets for this dance are €10, and for more details contact 085-1144252. Your support will be greatly appreciated for this event.

Drake and Moynihan going to Coffs Harbour Rally

The Irish duo of Charlie Drake (Derinagree) and Eoin Moynihan (Ballydaly) are counting down the days until the next round of the Australian Rally Championship gets under way in Coffs Harbour on the 14th – 16th May. The pair are fired up after recording their best ever result in a NSW State Championship round, the Lithgow event, where they finished third overall.

“We were really happy with the result in Lithgow and to finish third overall was a great boost for our confidence. We were seeded car 16 so to have a joint fastest stage time and be consistently in the top three was really encouraging, so now we are really looking forward to Coffs,” Charlie said.

[read more …] “Drake and Moynihan going to Coffs Harbour Rally”

Mrs. O’Sullivan Cup Presentation

Annabelle O’Sullivan presenting the “Mrs. O’Sullivan” Cup to the victorious Knocknagree N.S. Quiz Team – Andrew Sheehan, Darren Brosnan (Captain), Eoghan McSweeney and Paul O’Connor – at the recent Cloghoula N.S. (Millstreet) Sports and Pattern Day.  Also included is Mary Murphy, Principal, Cloghoula National School.  Pic.:  Seán Radley

Death notice: Michael Ryan

The death has occurred unexpectedly on Sunday, May 9th, 2010 of Michael RYAN of Wexford and ‘Westside Lodge’, Killarney Road, Millstreet, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Tuesday evening at 9pm. Removal tomorrow, Wednesday, at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Regional Report 1012 – 11th May 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1012 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very cold but sunny Tuesday morning.

All roads lead to Knocknagree on this coming Sunday for an explosion of Music at the Star Trax recording Studio. Following the recent devastating fire at their place they need all you support. See posters for all the details. A fundraising event for the cause will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on June 11th organised by LTV2.

On Sunday next May 16th Millstreet G.A.A.Club along with camogie club will hold their La Na g Club day in park from 2.30-4.30pm. This will be a fun day for all the family with all ages catered for. Events scheduled for the day are U8 football blitz,U16 mixed football game, rounders for coaches of junior, juvenile and camogie teams All the mums get ready for an obstacle race. Celebrity Banisteoir with two local personalities (Noel Buckley and Joan O Mahony from Convent School) battling against each other with their respective teams. Music on the day will be provided by The  Kelt, (joint chairmen of Juvenile Club) and we will also have a barbeque hosted by Jerry Pat and staff. Music and dancing on the day from local musicians and dancers. There will be many other novelty events eg.penalty shootout, face painting etc to keep all entertained. All we need is for the sunshine to shine   to ensure an enjoyable day on Sunday next in Millstreet town park. All are welcome. thanks Mairead Daly, Secretary  Juvenile. club.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1012 – 11th May 2010”

Results and Fixtures: 8th May – 14th May

Ducon Cup: Lyre 2-15 Millstreet 1-2
Junior Hurling League: Freemount 2-15 Millstreet 2-5
Duhallow JBFL: Boherbue 3-8 Millstreet 0-5; Lyre 0-10 St John’s 1-5.
County Minor FL Group 2: Clonakilty 5-18 Millstreet 1-6

League 1A: Buttevant 1 Rathcoole Rovers 0
League 3A: Los Zarcos 4 Ballinhassig 3; Rathcoole 2 Strand Utd 2.
League 2A: Waterloo 2-4 Millstreet (Wed 12th)

Greyhounds: Curraheen Park B. O’Shea’s (Millstreet) Crossfield Tim won a 525 in a time of 28.63

Parish Newsletter – 9th May 2010

Sixth SUNDAY of Easter- 9th May, 2010

Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. David Gunn C.C. & Fr. Micheál Manning A.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  /  Cullen  029-79028   / Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>



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 8th May:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.   Bridget & Patrick O’Sullivan, Dooneen

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 9th May 2010”

Millstreet Celtic still battling for Division 2A title

Millstreet Celtic were made work extra hard for their league 2-1 home win over Crescent tonight, but who would you now put your money on. Here is the table with two games to go after tonight’s results.

Murphy’s Irish Stout League 2A
.Springfield A161411571643
.Millstreet Cel161321511941

As if that was not enough – they must all play each other yet. Lets hope they’re not celebrating too much after their cup win last weekend and can go on to win their remaining games and win the title, or at lease gain promotion by finishing second.

from the Cork AUL website

Carpe Noctem

A Millstreet student was a winner at the DARE2BDRINKAWARE film awards ceremony in Dublin last week. The young Corkman demonstrated his acting chops in the film, which was called ‘Carpe Noctem’ or ‘seize the night’. Now in its third year, DARE2BDRINKAWARE is a film competition for third-level students, aimed at highlighting young people’s attitudes to alcohol.

[read more …] “Carpe Noctem”