Regional Report 985 – 27 Oct 09

by Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 985 from Millstreet on October 27th.’09.

Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet, windy, but mild calm Tuesday morning.

The Pony Show which is held every year at the Green Glens for charity, was again a great success on Friday Saturday and Sunday last. Entries were away up on former years, and competitions didn’t finish on Sunday night until well after mid-night. Many of the horse-owners expressing their disappointment that there was no Summer Show here this year. But please God we will see a return again in 2010.

Next feature at the Green Glens will be the popular Self Build exhibition which will be on the second weekend of November.

Over ten of our strapping people took part in the Dublin City Marathon over the weekend. Well done to them.

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Family Fun at Dromtarriffe

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A most enjoyable Family Fun Day with “Crafts & Creatures” was held at Dromtariffe Centre on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th October 2009.   A host of marvellous activities took place including a wonderful exhibition of Capoeira by Testa and an opportunity to view rare and beautiful animals. The fascinating event was co-ordinated by Marie & Brendan of “The Animal Road Show” & Friends.  Here we share a selection of pictures we took at the end of the excellent event (see below).  Do be on the look out for future such events…..A must-not-miss truly worthwhile occasion!  (Seán Radley for millstreet.ie)
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From Dublin to Kerry

……..After breakfast we started in a hired motor, the driver of which, we were given in confidence to understand, was an Ulster man who had deserted from the British Army, been discharged from the Republican, and was about to offer his services to the Free State — a mihtary record which inspired us with complete confidence in the resourcefulness of his character. Avoiding the main roads, which for several weeks have been completely blocked, we arrived by a circuitous route over a mountain at Millstreet, where our inquiries for the road to Killarney were met with derisive shrieks.

*If you can lepp and you can swim you may perhaps get there; not otherwise,’ we were told. ‘Every bridge is down and every road is blocked since the fighting on Sunday.*

Conscious of proficiency in both ‘lepping’ and swimming, we pushed undaunted on our way, running almost immediately into a flying column of Free State troops, who stopped us and demanded the driver’s permit. They were covered with mud, weary and war worn, having been fighting for two days. ……

The above is part of an article of of one womans trip from Dublin to Killorglin, that appeared in the “Nation and the Athenoeum” in November 1922 and also in “The Living Age” on Saturday December 16th 1922. The full article is given below:

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Baby Jacob

BabyJacobSpare a thought for baby Jacob Nowak who was born in Millstreet in September with a very rare condition called Anophthalmos which is a congenital absence of one or two eyeballs resulting in severe malformations of the facial skeleton. Early treatment is necessary and there will be fundraising for this to help his family pay for the procedures. At the start of December there will be a concert in the Chapel in Drishane to help little Jakob. There is a superb lineup of performers and those confirmed are : Marina Cassidy – foremost Irish harpist/soprano; Millstreet Church Choir; Music Group “Sceal Eile”; Polish Choir from Cork; Claire O’Leary, fiddle soloist; Louise Bourke, soprano and Niall Moylan, pianist; Siobhan Forde, organist; and the Drishane Gospel Choir. Tickets can be putchased locally. Full concert details are given below :

For more information, visit the website for Baby Jacob.

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Annual Captain Paddy McCarthy Commemoration

Councillor Monica Digney from Ballymena
Cllr Monica Digney from Ballymena

The annual Captain Paddy McCarthy Commemoration takes place in Millstreet on Sunday, November 1st.

Commemorative proceedings operate from the Captain Paddy McCarthy Park on the Clara Road at 12 noon with a parade led by Millstreet Pipe Band to Upper Mill Lane, the site of the tragedy.

Guest Speaker is SF Cllr Monica Digney of Ballymena Town Council. Fáilte roimh cách. All welcome.

If you are wondering who Captain McCarthy was, then read the speach given at the 2006 commemoration by Jack Lane of the Aubane Historical Society

Fr. Gerard O’Leary leaving Millstreet Parish

Fr. Gerard announced his goodbyes at this Sunday mornings 8:30am mass in St. Patricks Church this morning. He said the move was not unexpected as he had been in Cullen for seven years now. He has been well liked in the Parish and we will be missed. He is being reassigned to Killarney in the Kerry Diocese, and another priest Fr Gunn is being assigned to Cullen from Our Lady & St. Brendan’s in Tralee.

Annmarie O’Riordan Singing

Annmarie O’Riordan our traditional Irish singer from Rathcoole has a newly revamped website located at  http://www.annmarie.ie. Give it a visit! Below are some of her songs from her three albums which you can listen to:


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There’s more songs to listen to below!!

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Parish Newsletter – 25th Oct 09

The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary time 25th October, 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

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:

Recent Deaths:

Dan O’Leary, West End & Clara Road

Neil Duggan, Toronto & Lisnaboy

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U16s beat Carrigaline in County Championship

This afternoon (Saturday 24th October) Millstreet beat Carrigaline comprehensively in the County under 16 Football Championship. Playing into a stiff breeze in the first half Millstreet still dominated the first half yet the score was even at 1-7 to 2-4 at half time. The second half was totally one-sided with wave after wave of Millstreet attacks on the Carrigaline goal cumulating in four goals and numerous more points, while limiting Carrigaline to a solitary point at the other end.

Also during the week, the under 14 footballers defeated Boherbue in a replay of the the Duhallow semi final. The final is sue to be played next week.

Self Build – Green Glens 6-8 Nov 09

6-8 November 2009 at the Green Glens, Millstreet, Cork
The Millstreet SelfBuild Show will feature new products and technologies to enable and promote sustainable building practices throughout Ireland. With the price of home heating oil doubling within a year and utility bills rising by double digit percentages, nearly everyone is feeling the effects. But have you considered a house that is so thermally efficient that it does not require a conventional boiler or alternatively using natural sources of energy such as geothermal heating to meet your requirements? Join us at the Millstreet SelfBuild Show to engage with suppliers and find out all you can about the latest products and technologies that can help you with your project. Please use this link for concession tickets to the show. Normal entry price €10 per person.

Go visit the Selfbuild.ie website, have a look at all the companies exibiting and the layout of the arena for the day

Millstreet Matters Oct-22-09

Millstreet Matters in this weeks Corkman focuses on the Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show which has started this morning in the Green Glens, the request by the Parish Pastoral Council as to what times the people want the masses changed to, the Fancy Dress Charity Ball which is on tonight in the Wallis Arms Hotel, and more…
There’s also a long article on the late Peg Dennehy of Kilcorney and how she helped the local community through her life.

Make the most of Millstreet Country Park

deer.jpg (13188 bytes)With Millstreet Country Park’s season almost at a close, why not make the most of the crisp autumn weather and discover the many hidden gems at Millstreet Country Park.

Lots of entertainment for the whole family this October Bank Holiday Weekend – walking trails, gardens, archaeological sites, safari buggy tour, children’s outdoor activities, shuffleboard, wildlife and much more. Millstreet Country Park is ideal for cycling too – so why not bring your bike!

This is part of an article that appears in in the Corkman Newspaper this week.

Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show

Owners LogoThe Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show will be held this weekend Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October, 2009 in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.
This will be the 11th year at Green Glens and since moving to Millstreet they have developed into the biggest pony show in Europe with just over 3000 entries.
The premises are given totally free of charge of the Duggan Family, and all proceeds go to charity. To date, the Owners have raised €200,000 for charities such as Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children, Temple Street Hospital, Riding for the Disabled, Irish Cancer Society, ISPCA, Autism and Local Charities.
So this weekend, go to the Green Glens. Admission is FREE, and maybe leave a few bob for the charities being supported.

You can visit their website at http://www.ownerscharityshow.com/

Art and Design Course

Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I.) F.E.T.A.C. Level 3 Art & Design
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Mondays & Wednesdays 7.00pm to 10.00pm (7 weeks)
Starting Monday November 2nd
Venue: Mallow Return To Education Centre
Course Free for:
Those receiving any Social Welfare Payment
Those with a Medical Card/GP Only Card
Those without Leaving Certificate

To register, contact: BTEI Mallow, Return To Education Centre, Lower Beecher St., Mallow.
Tel. 022-55452

Regional Report 984

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 984 from Millstreet. Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this Tuesday morning, the last one on October and its rather wintery.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were ,11, 21, 27, 32 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to  Cathryn O Callaghan, Drishane View, the seller was Mairead Daly and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to The O’Donovan Family, West End, €20 each to T. Bolton, Cullen, Eva Murphy, Old Coach Rd, Killian O’Riordan, Ballydaly, Patrick Coleman, Tanyard Wood. DJ Kelleher, Tullig, K O’Mahony and Kevin Hickey, Kilmeedy, Joan McDonnell, Rathcoole, & Nora Fleming, Dromahane. Jackpot for next week €14,800 the draw at the MalPasso Bar on Sunday night.

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Malpaso – Black and White

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A quiet Monday evening in the Malpaso Bar

A dark but nevertheless interesting photo taken in the Malpaso Bar last year. It was taken by Shaun Downey who was on holiday here.  His mother Nora Mary O’Sullivan (Noreen ‘Sal’) originally comes from Main Street, and was staying in Clara View. The picture was posted on his blog The Poor Mouth as a featured photograph.

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Rent Increase for Museum and Pipe Band slashed

The newly revamped Carnegie Hall
The newly revamped Carnegie Hall

Last weeks Corkman newspaper reported on Cork County Council backing down from a huge 10,000% rent increase for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Pipe Band in the newly refurbished Carnegie Hall. The article can be read here, but below is an extract:

THERE was a slice of very welcome news” at the Kanturk Area meeting this week when senior official Aidan Weir said that Millstreet Pipe Band and the Millstreet Museum could remain in situ at the revamped Carnegie Hall for a “nominal rent”.

At a previous meeting in September, Cllr Noel Buckley (FG) lamented an increase being put on both voluntary organisations and said the rental asking price of €6,400 was just not a reality.

Despite Mr Weir dishing out bagloads of disappointing news to councillors who wanted potholes fixed and lighting put in place, he was able to deliver a slice of very welcome news.

He said he met with other officials and it was unanimously decided that both groups do Trojan work in their community and they would now only have to pay a nominal rent.

“At last, some good news,” said the chairman of Kanturk Area Meeting Cllr Noel Buckley.