North Cork Enterprise Board Schools Enterprise Programme

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At the launch of the North Cork Enterprise Board Schools Enterprise Programme at Springfort Hall were from left, Winnie Fitzgerald, Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown; Derry Morley, Millstreet Community School; Cullen native, Minister for Education, Batt O'Keeffe who launched the programme; Eddrina Casey, Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown; Tom Pittam, Millstreet Community School and Marie White, Presentation Secondary School,Mitchelstown. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

Additional BTEI Programmes 2009/10

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre have announced that there are additional Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I.) programmes for 2009 / 2010 in the following areas:

Introduction to Childcare Studies (Mallow)

Security Training (Mallow)

Introduction to Organic Horticulture (Killavullen)

Care in the home training (Killavullen)

Introduction to Art (Killavullen)

Introduction to Social Studies (Killavullen)

ECDL IT Training (Fermoy & Mallow)

Healthy Cooking and Nutrition (Fermoy & Mallow)

Youthwork Facilitation (Fermoy & Mallow)

You can visit the Millstreet Adult Learning Centre homepage, and read details of the above courses.

Regional Report 981

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report number 981 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely calm seasonal  Tuesday  morning.

Please be reminded, that all notes for Clara News are due in to the Editor by this Friday October 2nd. Next issue will be in the shops on October 18th.

Million congratulations to the Cork Ladies Football team, and all connected with them, on making it a five–in-a-row on Sunday in Croke Park. It was such an exciting match, and could go either way up to the closing minutes. But the then the hunger of the Corkonians came to the fore, they were blind to everything except the goal-mouth, and sealed their victory at the last minute. And to think that only two weeks ago this bunch of beautiful young women, also won the All-Ireland camogie final at the same venue. I hope they get the recognition, and the esteem that they deserve. Congratulations to them again. They did us proud and we are justly Proud of them.

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Parish Newsletter 27th September 2009

The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary time 27th September, 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> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY-FRIDAY:
10.00a.m-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m-5.00p.m

This weeks Readings can be found on the USCCB New American Bible website

Our 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:
Mary Barrett (Nee McCarthy), Shannon & Millstreet
Diarmuid Roche, Carriganima

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 27th September 2009”

Drishane Chapel Mass this Wednesday

Chapel of the Little Flower, Drishane. Picture taken during a recent Polish mass there.
Chapel of the Little Flower, Drishane. The picture was taken during a recent Polish mass there.

On Wednesday (30th Sept) the eve of the feast day of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Mass will be celebrated in the recently renovated Chapel of the Little Flower, Drishane Castle at 8.00p.m. All welcome and light refreshments will be served afterwards.

U21 Hurlers defeat Meelin in First Round

Last Saturday 20th, our U21 hurlers beat by Meelin well by 1-13 to 0-2 in the first round of the Duhallow U21A Hurling Championship. They play Newmarket  Sunday 27th (tomorrow) at 5:30pm.

Update (1/Oct/09) The write up below on the match appeared on the Corkman newspaper.

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Eubank on sharp end of Collins

Steve Collins can hardly believe the unanamous result of his fight with Chris Eubank
Steve Collins can hardly believe the unanamous result of his fight with Chris Eubank

In yesterdays Irish Times, there was an article about the Eubank v Collins boxing match in 1994. For anyone that was there, it was probably the best night in the Green Glens in the last 20 years.

TOM HUMPHRIES watched as Chris Eubank arrived on a Harley Davidson but left Millstreet on a tumbril
CLAP CLAP Clap clap clap. Clap clap clap clap. STEVO!
The corrugated roofing of the byre in Millstreet echoed with the rolling thunder which hailed the new super middleweight champion of the world. Mr Steve Collins from Annamoe Terrace in Cabra. All hail.
Millstreet on Saturday night. Seldom can the exotic Chris Eubank from Brighton in England have tasted a stranger or more alien environment.
Travelling with his customary blaze of pomp and circumstance to a small, rural Irish town which reeked of burgers and frying onions; through the homely mess of buildings that is the Millstreet complex, past the rows of thoroughbred horses blinking inscrutably over their half doors, and into the arena where an 8,000 crowd, frenzied with excitement is passing a demented Mexican wave around the place.

Read the full article here on the Irish Times.

Plastic Kerrymen

When the Cork teams are playing
your heart would fill with pride
what a shame to be a plastic
and support the other side
.
From dear old Ballydaly
back to the county bounds
a strange little creature
in some places can be found
.
So, if you can’t support your own county
we don’t need you anymore
go ahead and pack your bags
and buzz off to Rathmore
.
They’ll send you to Killorglin
a lovely town of note
you’ll be very welcome
they always need a GOAT!

by Jerry Lehane

Transcript recited by Chloe Collins on RTE last Saturday night. Of course there’s lots of them Plastics appearing out since the match last Sunday. “C” reg cars with their kerry flags out the window. To be avoided 😉

Parish Newsletter 20th September 2009

The twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary time 20th September, 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> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY-FRIDAY:
10.00a.m-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m-5.00p.m

This weeks Readings can be found at http://www.usccb.org/nab/092009.shtml

Our 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:
Denis (Dee) Dineen, Rathduane
Kit Hickey, Knockduff
Gerard Cronin, Knockdurath, Headford.

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Regional Report 980

by Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 980 from Millstreet.

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

Oh dear, should I be depressed, disillusioned, have a feeling of hopelessness, another defeat, to Kerry. But after having a little moan, one can only admire them because we all know that they will rise up and get ready for the fray again next year.

In the meantime lets look at the girls. Two weeks ago, their Cork Camogie team won the All Ireland, in Croke Park, and their football team are putting the final preparations for a similar level next Sunday.

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Sam in Rathmore

Fr.Gerard O'Leary and Garda Paul O'Donovan in Rathmore to welcome the Kerry team back into Kerry yesterday after their victory in the All-Ireland Football Final
Fr.Gerard O'Leary and Garda Paul O'Donovan, both based in Millstreet, both originally from Kerry, were in Rathmore to welcome the Kerry team back into Kerry yesterday after their victory in the All-Ireland Football Final

LTV2 Millstreet, in the interest of objectivity, balance and neighbourliness travelled to Rathmore Railway Station on Monday, 21st September 2009 to record the warm welcome accorded to the Kerry team as they brought back the famous Sam Maguire Cup.   Our pictures illustrate a wealth of colour as well as scenes of heartfelt happiness and energetic enthusiasm.    There was a great media presence including Paschal Sheehy broadcasting live for RTÉ 1 television.   Mike Sheehan, Sheila and I covered local television recording (which Seán Murphy had done so well on previous occasions).   Great credit is due to Rathmore GAA and Irish Rail for organising the historic event so superbly and so very safely.    The many decorations (especially the front garden of a residence in Rathduane) illustrating the Kingdom colours truly enhanced the festive atmosphere.
Well, hopefully in 2010 we shall be travelling to Mallow or Cork extending a similar sincere welcome to the Sam Maguire Cup! (Seán Radley for LTV2 Millstreet and for www.millstreet.ie) … loads of more photos below:

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284 Points for Tidy Towns in 2009

Millstreet Tidy Towns members at work
Millstreet Tidy Towns members relaxing at work

THE enthusiastic Millstreet Tidy Town Association delved into an analysis of its 2009 submission that earned a rewarding nine mark increase in the national competition. Jumping from 275 to 284 points it follows a 53 mark increase over the previous six years.

The positive reaction from the Tidy Towns adjudicator together with a number of exciting developments in the pipeline augurs well for the future. Some eighty five towns and villages entered the tidy towns within County Cork, Millstreet maintaining its high ranking position.

The positive feedback from the Adjudicator gives a dedicated Millstreet Tidy Towns Association the impetus to continue with a series of projects to enhance the town’s image…

The article can be read in the Millstreet Matters column on the Corkman newspaper this week which also contains  other news from Millstreet

The Full Adjudicators Report can be read below

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On the Passing of Dee Dineen

The news has spread far beyond Duhallow’s borders that Dee Dineen has passed away
In St Mary’s cemetery in Millstreet Town his last remains now lay
He was a marvellous character likeable in every way
But the journey through life for us all must end one night or day.
.
Characters like Dee Dineen was are glorified in song and rhyme
He wore the Ballydaly colours when he was in his prime
He was far from an old man in his late fifties or early sixties maybe
And sad to think that in the flesh him we never more will see.
.
In Duhallow he enjoyed the status of a character of renown
He will be missed in Ballydaly, in Cullen and Millstreet Town
And all through Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra where he was known quite well
A biography of his life in book form thousands of copies would sell.
.
He will be missed by his many friends as well as by his family
And sad to think that in the flesh him we never more will see
So likeable and kind hearted fond memories of him will remain
The likes of him in Ballydaly may not be seen again.

by Francis Duggan

Video: Up for the Match

RTE have posted video of “Up for the Match” that was shown last night on RTE1 and included a segment from the Town Park, and the Presentation Convent School.

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Follow this link to get to the video: http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1055791

Move the video forward to 41:30 and the part from Millstreet is shown, featuring the poem “Plastic Kerryman” written by Jerry Lehane and read by Chloe Collins. The segment ends at 43:45.

The video is only available until October 10th.

Emotions Run High ahead of Showdown

In today’s Sunday Independant, there is a brief mention of the rivalry along the Cork-Kerry Border in Millstreet and Ballydesmond:

Border communities have revelled in the build-up — with Ballydesmond and Millstreet a sea of red and white — while, just across the county bounds, Rathmore and Lauragh are bedecked in the Kingdom’s green, white and gold.

Such is the rivalry — and close connections — between the two counties, that even schools are split straight down the middle with their loyalties.

In Millstreet, the rivalry has been given a little ‘divine’ twist by the fact that while the town is proudly located in Cork — in all spiritual matters it belongs to the diocese of Kerry.

Parish priest Canon Declan O’Connor admitted the divided loyalties have added a good-humoured edge to today’s showdown — but, unlike many of his parishioners, he will be cheering on Kerry.

Ballydaly native Jerry Lehane, even used the fevered border rivalry to pen a classic poem dubbed ‘The Plastic Kerryman’ — the moral of which is that if you’re on the Rebel side of the border you’d better cheer on Cork or relocate back to the Kingdom.

Boggeragh Wind Farm Development

Following a lot of work on the ground which saw miles of roads being built and ground works being put in place the first of the wind turbines have now arrived on the site of the new Boggeragh Mountain wind farm development.

Over the coming weeks these wind turbines will be erected on their bases with the help of one of the largest cranes in use in Ireland at the moment.

The 57mw project when complete will be Ireland’s largest stand alone wind farm. The project at a cost in excess of €100 million will be able to generate enough power to supply the electricity needs of 30,000 Irish householders annually.

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Up for the Match: Part 2

Owing to the huge interest in the pictures from a few days ago, her are lots of more photos:

Chloé Collins superbly recited Jerry Lehane's Cork/Kerry poem
Chloé Collins superbly recited Jerry Lehane's Cork/Kerry poem

Magnificent Cork colours in evidence at Presentation N.S., Millstreet on Friday, 11th September for the excitng visit of the RTÉ crew filming for “Up for the Match” scheduled to be broadcast on RTÉ 1 television after the 9pm News this Saturday night   The focus for the sequence was on Chloé Collins who superbly recited Jerry Lehane’s Cork/Kerry poem in front of the many enthusiastic pupils in the school playground …

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Video: Kerry Football Animals

Seeing as we here in the Millstreet Parish border the Kingdom, we are hearing that some of our farmers are having the same troubles as their compatriots further south on the Cork – Kerry border:

West Cork farmers are doing their best to look after disillusioned Kerry supporters as many of them turn up in their fields.

All in the spirit of the upcoming All-Ireland Final (Sunday 20th September 2009) between Cork and Kerry. The video is of course a reference to Paidí O’Shea’s infamous comment about the Kerry supporters being “animals”

Come on the REBELS!
There are some video clips from the Cork v Kerry games earlier in the year below:

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Into God’s Eye at Musheramore

Cross on top of Mushera, looking south-west towards West Cork

Our condolences go to the family of  Paddy Mulcahy from Cork who died while out walking on Musheramore just above the Millstreet Country Park last Sunday September 13th during the recent fine spell. His son Thomás has written about this on his blog.

Paddy died suddenly on a lovely sunny September day in a beautiful spot called Musheramore, a small hill in northeast Cork, near Millstreet, while out hillwalking with his wife and friends.

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