Wanted in the UK

The top headline news in this weeks Corkman Newspaper was the arrival of a sex offender who is wanted in the UK to Millstreet for a few days, staying in a caravan near Drishane. O’Brien was listed by Crimewatch UK as one of their most wanted criminal for December 2010. It says of him:

Richard O’Brien is a convicted sex offender who is wanted for breaching the conditions of his licence. The fifty two-year-old also uses [read more …] “Wanted in the UK”

Seán Radley – Celebration Night

A Celebration Night in honour of Seán Radley in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Saturday, February 19th 2011 at 7.30 p.m. Light Refreshments. Musical Entertainment and Bar Facilities.
Tickets at €10 are available in shops and public houses in Millstreet as well as from any member of the organising committee.

Contact: Derry Morley, Chairman, Organising Committee

[read more …] “Seán Radley – Celebration Night”

Nutritious Nibbles

The Southern Star Newspaper today carries an article on Eleanor Leahy of Nibbles:

If you want really fresh, wholesome and divine cakes then visit Eleanor Leahy’s award-winning artisan bakery stall. You can buy her produce at the markets in Macroom, Ballincollig, Bishopstown, Mallow, Rathmore and even the Limerick Milk Market. Amazingly she also runs the café and bakery in Millstreet, Nibbles Food Emporium.  To be honest I have no idea how she maintains the passion and enthusiasm she has, as well as keeping her high standards of cooking and using local top quality ingredients, when much of her baking is hand made. [read more …] “Nutritious Nibbles”

General Election 2011 – LTV Broadcast on 21st, 22nd & 23rd February

One of the many election posters on display in the Millstreet area. This poster for Michael Moynihan, T. D. (Fianna Fáil) is at the Square, Millstreet. LTV Local Television will broadcast a special Gerneral Election 2011 Programme on Monday, 21st February at 7.30 p.m. (time yet to be fully confirmed) where all participating Candidates who wish to share their thoughts will be given equal time opportunity on the transmission. The very same recorded programme will be repeated on the following two nights at the same time. Programme Co-ordinator is LTV's Dan Joe Kelleher.

Jeffers of Cork – Music Instrument Specialists – Visit Millstreet Church

Pictured on Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 with Suzanne Fitzgerald, Organist at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet - David Jeffers and his father, Peter (playing the retuned organ) who are renowned experts from Cork City in the world of Musical Instruments.

Enable Ireland – looking for help

Dear Friends,

We at Enable Ireland Cork Fundraising Office are organising our 2011 Church Gate Collections in your area. We have been granted a Garda Permit to collect in Millstreet on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th February 2011.

We are currently recruiting new volunteers to help us to make this collection possible. Perhaps you may know someone who would be interested in volunteering. Any help would be hugely appreciated.

Enable Ireland Cork provides a range of essential services to over 483 adults and children with physical and sensory disabilities across Cork city and county. Our ability to push forward with expansion and development plans is dependent on [read more …] “Enable Ireland – looking for help”

Grateful that my Parents came to America … from Millstreet

Michael Dennehy is a columnist with with the online newspaper NorthJersey.com.This week he writes on immigration, and what a contentious issue it is in America at the moment, but he is glad for it in a way because he would never be there himself if his granddad hadn’t emigrated from Millstreet to the USA:

Me Grandad Dennis Dennehy” was born in Millstreet Town, County Cork, Ireland. I have never been there. My brother Brian has on a number of occasions. Millstreet Town has a population of 1,500. It is mostly a farming community situated at the foot of Clara Mountain. It’s a family joke that Grandad Dennis would always brag that we came from “Kings of Ireland.” Brian, on one of his trips there searched the Dennehy castle only to find a small, ancient cottage. [read more …] “Grateful that my Parents came to America … from Millstreet”

LTV2 Millstreet Interview with Midwest Radio’s Michael Commins

Crowley of LTV2 Millstreet has just uploaded the very special interview we recorded with Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme, Michael Commins.   It can be accessed on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwCk-fxp-Bw .   We thank Bernard for arranging this and William Fitzgerald also from our LTV2 Team who was cameraman on the occasion at the “Hazel Tree”  in Mallow.   Michael also edits a wonderful “Country Sounds” feature weekly in the “Farmers Journal”.    One may tune into his excellent radio show on Midwest Radio on Wednesdays from 11.00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10.00 p.m. on Internet Radio.   It is also possible to view his studio show in live stream video on the Midwest Radio website.

Geneology research “Murphy”

We are coming from the USA to Millstreet Ireland March 31-April 6. 2011. We are looking for information on the Denis(father)and Jeremiah(son) Murphy family that left Dromtarriffe area in 1851. Jeremiah’s baptismal records are on file at Dromtarriffe Catholic Church. We would like to find out where this family actually lived prior to leaving Ireland and if there may be any relatives in Ireland. Denis married Mary Foley, and Jeremiah’s was 9 years old when they left. Jeremiah married Briget O’Neill, and the family settled in Dubuque, Iowa, USA. We will be spending a week at the Buckley’s self catering cottage near Millstreet starting March 31. Any information or contacts would be appreciated. Dan and Joyce Murphy Ocean Shores WA, USA. [read more …] “Geneology research “Murphy””

BTEI FETAC Level 4 Computer Course

Back to Education Initiative
Through Co. Cork V.E.C.

FETAC Level 4 Computers
(Information Technology Skills)

Wednesday February 2nd 7.00pm-9.30pm
Mallow Return to Education Centre, Lower Beecher Street

This FREE Part-time BTEI Course is offered to:
* those receiving any Social Welfare Payment, or
* those with a Medical Card/GP Only Card, or
* those without a Leaving Certificate

To register, contact: BTEI, Mallow Return To Education Centre (022 55452)

Energy Awareness Day at Millstreet Library until 3.30 p.m. Today

A truly excellent Exhibition for Energy Awareness Day is being held today, 1st February 2011 (St. Brigid's Day) at Millstreet Library where all are invited to view and acquire wonderfully helpful leaflets and brochures and to discuss energy issues. Pictured from left: Alex Grassick (CCC Energy Dept.), Breda O'Leary (Librarian) and Colette Creedon (CCC Energy Dept.). The final Exhibition for the moment takes place in Cobh on Tuesday, 8th Feb. 2011 from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m..

Regional Report 1049 – 1st February 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1049 from Millstreet.

Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm and bright, Tuesday morning. And welcome to the first Day of February.

To-morrow February 2nd is Candlemus Day, and Candles will be Blessed at 10 am Mass. There’s a box on the Alter where donations can be left towards the cost of candles for the Alter for the coming year.

Thursday is the Feast of St. Blaise and Masses both in Millstreet and Cullen will be followed by Blessing of the Throats. Those Masses will be in Millstreet at 10 am and in Cullen at 7.30pm.

Weekly Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in Millstreet Church every Wednesday from 10.30 to 8.30 pm

People are warned not to leave their vehicles unattended while warming up on these cold mornings   at any time with the keys in, following an incident in Millstreet in which a vehicle was stolen from outside the owners house on our Main St. at 6.45 in the morning, over a week ago and was found burned out several miles away.  So be warned.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1049 – 1st February 2011”

Áine Collins (Fine Gael) Campaign Launched by Seán Kelly, M.E.P.

Pictured at the official launch of Fine Gael's Áine Collins Campaign in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet on Monday, 31st Jan. 2011 where a very large audience was in attendance. From left: Gerry Kelly, Seán Kelly (MEP), Áine Collins, Gerard Murphy, Noel Buckley and Patrick Buckley.

[read more …] “Áine Collins (Fine Gael) Campaign Launched by Seán Kelly, M.E.P.”

“Hot Country” Television Show Update

Hot Country

Featuring the best of Irish and American country music weekly. Broadcast at the following times:

Showcase TV:
Sky 201, Freesat 403 and Free to view, Monday 8 – 9 pm with repeats Tue, and Sat 2 -3 pm, and Sunday 8 – 9 pm
and now also on Chorus / NTL / UPC,  Channel 107 City Channel (exclusive to City Channel and broadcasting to all of Ireland)
Monday 2 – 3 pm with repeats, Tue 9.30 – 10.30pm, Thur 3 – 4 pm, Sat 9 – 10 am, and Sun 2 – 3pm

Results & Fixtures: 31st Jan 2011

Duhallow U21 A Football Championship: Millstreet 2-18 Boherbue 0-4
Waterford Crystal Tournament: Cork 1-18 University of Limerick 2-13 (Millstreet’s Mark Ellis was prominent at centre-back)
Ducon Cup, Saturday next (Feb 5th), Millstreet v Culle, in Cullen at 3.30pm.
Wed 3rd Feb 8pm: Juvenile GAA AGM in the GAA Hall.All welcome.

County Cup 1st Round: Macroom B 3 Rathcoole Rovers B 0;
AUL 1A: Passage v Rathcoole Rovers (off)
AUL 3A: Kanturk B 2 Los Zarcos 1

Phil And Kitty Cronin

Phil Cronin is a Millstreet man his wife Kitty is from Kildare
And amongst the Irish Community east of Melbourne they are a well known pair
Kind hearted and good people and surely nice to know
And a credit to that misty green Isle where the tree leaved shamrock grow.
Phil loves to talk of Millstreet Town and and the people he knew there
Some of the boys and girls he went to school with like he did went to live elsewhere
[read more …] “Phil And Kitty Cronin”

Parish Newsletter – 29th Jan 2011



Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  / Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie


MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 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:

RECENT DEATHS: Kathleen O’Sullivan, Clara Road

Hannie Murphy, Cockhill

Tim O’Riordan, Minor Row

Hannah-Mary O’Riordan, Crinaloo

Paddy Meade, Shronebeha, Banteer

Mary O’Sullivan, Boston & Two Gneeves, Cullen

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 29th Jan 2011”

Mitchells in Millstreet

Hello, I am looking for any info on the Mitchells of Millstreet circa 1830-60s. I know that there were 2 brothers Michael Patrick and Dennis. I believe Dennis was born around 1838 and Michael around 1842. I was wandering if someone could possibly tell me how many Catholic parishes there were in the area at that time? I would like to see if they have any records of the Mitchells.
Thank you for your help, John Burgess email:<email>

Áine Collins Campaign Launch

Local FG candidate Áine Collins is launching her campaign next Monday night 31st January at 8pm in the Wallis Arms. MEP Seán Kelly will be in attendance. All are welcome to go along and  find out more about her and what she stands for.

On Twitter she asks: “what issues are important to you, the people of Cork North West?“. Contact Áine on Twitter, Facebook, by email:<email>

St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop at Millstreet Library

Some of the many enthusiastic participants who attended the annual St. Bridget's Cross Workshop at Millstreet Library on Friday, 28th Jan. 2011 from 3 to 4 p.m..

Co-ordinated by Breda O’Leary, Librarian, Millstreet Library the annual St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop was an outstanding success with expert instructors Breeda Kelleher, Teresa Kelleher and Kitty Cronin kindly sharing their skills in the making of the traditional Crosses.   Here we view a selection of images illustrating the [read more …] “St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop at Millstreet Library”

Death Notice: Kathleen O’Sullivan

The death has occurred of Kathleen O’Sullivan (neé Murphy) of Clara Road, Millstreet. She passed away peacefully on January 27th at Millstreet Community Hospital. Lying in repose at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Friday 28th at 9 p.m. Removal on Saturday 29th at 7.30 p.m. from Tarrants Funeral Home to St. Patricks Church, Millstreet. Funeral Mass on Sunday 30th at 11.30 a.m. followed by burial in St. Marys Cemetery, Millstreet. Enquiries to: Tarrants Undertakers, Millstreet on 029-70176

Death Notice: Margaret Lyons

The death has occurred on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 of Margaret LYONS of Gurrane, Castlecor, Cosloura, Carriganima and Kilcorney. Aged 94 years. Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer this Friday evening from 6.30pm followed by removal at 7.30pm to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Review of 2010: October to December – A Cold End to the Year

from: http://www.corkman.ie/Temp/a-cold-end-to-the-year-2514085.html

THE past year saw Millstreet maintain a positive image with numerous highlights and in the concluding of a four part series, an appraisal of October, November and December reads


LTV community television returns on air. Harvest Mass celebrated in Cullen. Living Scenes project involving second level students and older adults is underway in Millstreet Community School. Millstreet tidy towns and tourism association acknowledged the contribution of private dwellers and business in their popular local best frontage competition. [read more …] “Review of 2010: October to December – A Cold End to the Year”