U21 Football Championship Tonight 8pm

Millstreet play Kanturk in Millstreet Town Park tonight under lights at 8pm in the U21 Football Championship. (Note this is a change of venue as it was scheduled previously for Kiskeim)

From this weeks Corkman:

The appealing clash of Kanturk and Millstreet takes place in Millstreet on Friday night where both sides will look to emerging talent as future development. Kanturk fell to Newmarket in the last two campaigns but victory in the divisional JAFC will instil confidence in a side built around county players Lorcan McLoughlin and Aidan Walsh.

Millstreet look to promising talent that emerged at minor level, fronted by Mark Ellis and Darren Sheehan though though they will lack the experience of their opponents.

Result: Millstreet won by the solitary point 1-8 to 0-10 in what was said to be a superb match and a really good display by the Millstreet lads. Will try to get a write up for this in the next few days.

Other results in the U21 Football Championship were Newmarket 0-9 Boherbue 0-7; Kiskeam 2-4 Dromtarriffe 0-9; Knocknagree 1-8 Cullen 0-10; Lyre 3-7 Kilbrin 0-6.

Aontas Bring and Buy

As part of AONTAS Adult Learning Festival
On Friday 26th February 10am – 1pm

Mallow Return To Education Centre will be holding a ‘BRING AND BUY’ cake sale, all the proceeds will go to Haiti Earthquake appeal.
There will also be an art exhibition, hand and head massage and a chance to see what learning opportunities are available in the area.

Mallow Return To Education Centre, Lower Beecher Street. Tel 022 51958

Aontas are the Irish National Adult Learning Organisation
Read more about the Adult Learning Festival and where events are being held on their website

Eily broadcasts her 1,000th report

A LADY at the heart and soul of all current affairs in Millstreet celebrated a very important milestone in her career on Tuesday as regional reporter for C103 Radio Station when she visited the studio in Mallow and read report No 1,000 live on air.

Eily Buckley was warmly welcomed by presenters Patricia Messenger and John Paul McNamara, who she speaks to regularly in her weekly link up with the station. Eily’s colleagues from LTV2 local television Sean Radley and cameraman William Fitzgerald were also on hand to record this historic occasion.

The regional reports, broadcast weekly from several locations around the county, are a vital link for listeners, and people like Eily are invaluable, said presenter Patricia Messenger.

Read the rest of this front page article  on the Corkman this week!

Millstreet Matters 18th Feb 2010

Ballydaly is a community that holds a strong identity and sense to its name. Through its many organisations down through the years, Ballydaly has maintained and developed the area as a vibrant community.

Behind Ballydaly’s vibrancy is its Community Hall — that’s the hub centre to local life. And when the Hall reached its 50th Anniversary, friends and associates convened to honour the special occasion.

Through Chairman Tom O’Sullivan and Secretary Ritchie O’Connor, the Hall remains in active use and splendidly kept. The foresight to Ballydaly Hall surfaced on the endeavours of a committee coming together to construct a meeting place.

[read more …] “Millstreet Matters 18th Feb 2010”

FETAC Level 5 Organic Horticulture Course – Enrollment

Picture of FETAC CertificateCo. Cork VEC Back To Education Initiative (BTEI) is currently offering places on its Organic Horticulture Course in Mallow Return To Education Centre. This FETAC Level 5 course will take place every Monday, starting February 22nd 2010 from 10.00am to 3.00pm. First year modules include Organic Production Principles, Food Crops and Communications with all eight FETAC modules offered over 2 years. Our first-year participants will be advancing onto their second year, while our second-years will be qualifying.

The programme has a very strong emphasis on practical organic skills, as well as classroom based tutoring. Participants gain practical experience in all aspects of organic growing from soil preparation and sowing, no-dig growing systems, crop rotation, pest and disease management, through to harvesting.

[read more …] “FETAC Level 5 Organic Horticulture Course – Enrollment”

Niamh Kavanagh Eurovision 2010

Niamh Kavanagh - Eurosong 2010!from one of our readers:

Hi, just want to let the people of Millstreet know that Eurovision winner 1993, Niamh Kavanagh has made it to the last 5 in the Eurosong qualifiers this year. Eurovision this year will be held in Oslo. The Eurosong is on March the 5th and it would be great to have the people of Millstreet rooting for their own winner by voting for her on the night!! She has set up a page on facebook for updates- ‘Niamh Kavanagh Eurosong 2010

Regional Report 1000 at C103

Pictured at the C103 Studio in Mallow celebrating Eily Buckley’s Regional Report No. 1,000. Seated from left: Eily Buckley and Patricia Messenger. At back from left: Seán Radley, William Fitzgerald (LTV2), Geraldine Dunne (Eily’s daughter) and John Paul of C103. LTV2 Programme 156 on this Thursday at 10.00pm will include a feature on this historic occasion. (Picture by Sheila Fitzgerald)

Marymount Hospice Cheque

Photographed at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet marking the presentation of a substantial cheque to Marymount Hospice, Cork following a major country-and-western event at the Gleneagle, Killarney organised by John J.Herlihy & Friends of the Knocknagree Cancer Committee.   Seated,  from left: Michael O’Keeffe, Antoinette O’Sullivan (for Marymount Hospice), John J. Herlihy.At back,  from left:  Lilly O’Sullivan, Denis Hickey and Noelle Feeney.    A cheque for the same amount of €11,401.73 has already been presented to Kerry Cancer Care Group resulting from the same event. (Picture:  Seán Radley)

Regional Report 1,000 16th February 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1,000 from Millstreet.

Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very,very, special Tuesday morning.

This is Shrove Tuesday, so we can all stuff ourselves with those lovely pancakes, before we give up some of our favourite things for the six weeks of Lent  which starts to-morrow with Ash Wednesday. And it’s a day of  Fast and Abstinance. Holy Ashes will be distributed  at  Millstreet Church at Masses at 10am and 7pm. In Cullen at 7.30 and Ballydaly at 8pm. Trocaire Boxes are available at the end of the church.

As this is the milestone 1,000th edition of the Millstreet Regional Report, it would be nice if everyone left a nice comment in appreciation of Eily and all those involved over the years in producing the report week-in-week-out. Click here to leave a comment

[read more …] “Regional Report 1,000 16th February 2010”

SuperValu in attempted ATM Ram-Raid

The top story on today’s Evening Echo: about a jeep which was driven into the front door of SuperValu in an attempt to steal the ATM at 5am this morning (click on the photo for a more readable version)

above is from the Evening Echo
below is from the Irish Examiner
and also in the Corkman

[read more …] “SuperValu in attempted ATM Ram-Raid”

Cullen’s golden jubilee of rebirth

FIFTY years of gaelic games was acknowledged at a celebratory function by Cullen GAA in the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Saturday night.

When the Duhallow Board was set up in 1933, a GAA Club was formed in Cullen, the first President was Dr. Pat O’Callaghan, who twice won Olympic gold medals. Success came early to the club on capturing Duhallow Junior Football titles in 1936 and 1939.

During the war years, Cullen GAA fell into decline. However in 1959, Cullen GAA to re-establish itself as a dynamic outlet within its community. At times, success has been lean but with excellent playing facilities and a flourishing juvenile structure, the fortunes of Cullen GAA came on leaps and bounds.

Current chairman Dan Dennehy explained the second coming of Cullen GAA stemmed from a Vocational School in the Village, one of the teachers had three All-Ireland medals with Cork.

View the full article on the Corkman

Parish Newsletter 14th Feb 2010

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. 14th February, 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> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
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:


Kathleen O’Sullivan, Mitchelstown

Eileen Byrne (nee O’Sullivan) late of Killowen & Hacketstown, Co. Carlow

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 14th Feb 2010”

Millstreet Day Care Centre

Millstreet Day Care Centre welcomes senior citizens and retired people from Millstreet town and catchment area, to attend the centre.
Enjoy the social interaction, mid-day meal, entertainment – bingo, cards, sing-a-long, exercises, arts and crafts, etc.
Nursing services also available. Other services available include assistance with showers, laundry, chiropody, hairdressing and physiotherapy.
Meals-on-Wheels can be delivered to your door 5 days a week, Monday to Friday at a very reasonable cost. Healthy, wholesome 3 course meals are cooked here in the centre and delivered in a sealed hygienic container, can be eaten immediately or microwaved later.
If you yourself would like to attend the day-centre or if you would like a parent or relation to attend, please ring the centre at 029-70926.Transport can be organized.

Snow In Millstreet Today

Two inches of snow today in Millstreet Town
Through the almost deserted Main Street cars slowly move up and down
And in the calm of the afternoon blanketed white
The old hill of Clara a beautiful sight.
On a phone call from Jimmy Sullivan in Millstreet faraway
He told me Duhallow is snowbound today
The bushes and trees and every hedgerow
Are heavily laden with January snow.
Such news took me back to when I was a boy
In Winter the snowball games I did enjoy
With my young friends from many decades ago
By the old town where into young men we did grow.
The snowfalls in Duhallow live in my memory
In front gardens of homes where children lived snowmen for to see
The children with each other used to compete
At the building of the finest snowman in Millstreet.
Jimmy Sullivan told me so in a phone call
In Millstreet today a two inches snowfall
Snow on roofs, streets and roads, fields and on every bush and tree
It must be a wonder of Nature to see.

by Francis Duggan

LTV2 Prog 152: Rural TV and music by Crystal Swing

Interview with Country and Western Music promoter Hugh O`Brien who tells us about the new TV Channel called Rural TV which he is involved in which goes out on Sky Channel 279 and on Free to Air as well, and also some music from up and coming Country and Western Band Crystal Swing

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The Bould Thady Quill

Sung by Tim Browne from Kanturk. In his own words:

“This is a version of the great Cork song written over 100 years ago by Johnny Tom Gleeson. Recorded for “Mutiny in the County” a solo album made in 2003. The lyrics were published in the 1993 edition of the wonderful Seanchas Duthalla Magazine in an article written by one James Chisman. It is a mighty song and many versions of it, even one in the Irish language, are known. I particularily like this version because of its Land League component and Chisman mentioned in his article that this version is thought to be the nearest lyrically to the original version. The song has undergone many changes and additions since the original believed to have been written in the 1880’s and first published around the early 1920’s. It is a much favoured drinking song possibly due to the references to drinking black porter as fast as you’ll fill etc., Some extra lines have been added to this version so perhaps in one hundred years time or so Thade Quill will have become an internationally recognised academic, and maybe even an assissinated President of America…………….!!!”

View and listen to lots more songs by Tim Browne on his YouTube channel

LTV2 Prog 155: Country Park, Panto and more features

On this weeks programme we go to Millstreet Country Park for an insight into what goes on there, also we talk to some of the people involved in the upcoming Pantomine Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Rathmore, and we have all the usual features plus plenty musical entertainment as well so ……tune in on Thursday Night at 10:00pm with a repeat the following Sunday evening at 8.00pm

Here we have Sean Radley talking to a Group from the upcoming Pantomine, Snow White and The Seven BIG Dwarfs to be held shortly in Rathmore,there will be a feature about this on Programme No 155… (more LTV2 photos below)

[read more …] “LTV2 Prog 155: Country Park, Panto and more features”

Regional Report 999 9th February 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 999 from Millsteet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on the second Tuesday of February.

The Monthly Meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Youth Centre tonight starting at 8.30. All members please attend. The Community Council Awards Social will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday March 12th.

A note here from our clergy to say a million thanks to all those who supported their recent church door collection in aid of Haiti which amounted to just under €8,000. The money will be forwarded to Trócaire, without delay.

[read more …] “Regional Report 999 9th February 2010”

Cullen GAA Golden Jubilee

Cullen GAA?s Diarmuid O?Connell makes a presentation to Gerard O?Leary, DJ Collins and Andrew O?Sullivan as an appreciation towards applying medical aid to him at a game during 2009.FIFTY years of gaelic games was acknowledged at a celebratory function by Cullen GAA in the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Saturday night.

When the Duhallow Board was set up in 1933, a GAA Club was formed in Cullen, the first President was Dr. Pat O’Callaghan, who twice won Olympic gold medals. Success came early to the club on capturing Duhallow Junior Football titles in 1936 and 1939.

During the war years, Cullen GAA fell into decline. However in 1959, Cullen GAA to re-establish itself as …

Read the full article on the Corkman newspaper

Mary Brigid Ring

The gift of memory is a marvellous thing
I still remember Mary Brigid Ring
In all weather sunny, windy, wet and cold and cool
From Coolinarne she cycled to and from the Millstreet Secondary Convent School.
A few years older than me far as I know
Her wavy hair dark as wing of a crow
She had great warmth in her cheerful hello
I am going back some fifty years ago. [read more …] “Mary Brigid Ring”

Valentines Disco in the Wallis Arms

Lots of Party Games on the night with spot prizes for the best dressed. Come early, dress sexy, Red FM Celebrity DJ, free in before 11pm

Valentines Weekend. Its Gonna Be Crazy PPL. Saturday, 13 February 2010 10pm

Wed 10th Feb: Its only a few days away …. the big Valentines Party… Have you decided wot colour your gonna be on sat nite ?? Red means your off the market, Amber means your unsure and GREEN means you aint goin home alone !!!!

Millstreet Matters: 4 Feb 2010

MILLSTREET Taekwon Do confirmed their growing status on a run of success at the Munster championships hosted in Tralee.

Set up 15 years ago, Millstreet is a well established club with many students training under Master Dalton with over 10 years.

Master Don Dalton as the Club Instructor is one of Ireland’s best known martial artists and is the driving force behind one of the country’s largest organisations, the Irish United Taekwon Do Federation (IUTF)

More on Tae Kwon Do and all on the other news on the Corkman

Macra Waxing Fundraiser

On behalf of Millstreet Macra we would like to thank all who attended our fund raising night in Corkeries bar, all our sponsers for their prizes and all the lads who got their chest arms/armpits and legs waxed we thank ye so much, hope to see new members joining soon. Special thanks to Jennifer  for her time to do the waxing. Total raised on the night was a superb €1,300. Photos will be posted soon.

“Cleanaway Smurf” wins in Clonmel

"Cleanaway Smurf" the Grace Bruton Champion Bitch Stakes at the National Coursing Championships in Clonmel 2010, part owned by Finbarr O’Connor, Millstreet.

She ran at Clonmel last year also, under the guidance of Con O’Connor Ballydaly, but didn’t fare so well then.

Her results on the day were


Quarter Finals: Cleanaway Smurt 3Lbt Abbeyglen Judy 13.06; Ashtown Amy ju bt Marshals Pearl 13.19; Kingsmill Bliss 3L bt Mary Kates Coin 12.73; Blades Of Glory 1L bt Oilean Dreamer 12.78.

Semi Finals: Cleanaway Smurf 4L bt Ashtown Amy 13.16; Blades Of Glory ju bt Kingsmill Bliss 13.15.

Final: F .O’Connor & J. O’Donoghue’s Cleanaway Smurf (Bexhill Eoin/ Uptown Smurf) long lead bt D. Guiney’s Blades Of Glory (Bexhill Eoin/ Gibraltar) injured.