In yesterdays Sunday Independent there was a long article on the good work done by Millstreet film maker Stephen O’Riordan in unearthing the official confusion as to what happened to many women that were in the Magdalen Laundries, when researching for the film “The Forgotten Maggies”. Here is an extract from the article:
MORE THAN 16 years after their remains were controversially exhumed from a forgotten corner of a Dublin convent, the 155 Magdalens of High Park Convent are again in the news as the barring of Magdalen survivors from the Redress Board causes uproar.
Documentary-maker Steven O’Riordan unearthed the full level of official confusion about who exactly these women were and when they died during his research for a forthcoming film, The Forgotten Maggies.
Sarah Dennehy, Ballydaly a member of Millstreet Camogie Club who took part in the “VHI GAA Cúl Day Out” in Croke Park on Monday 28th September ’09. Pictured with John Mullane a County Waterford hurler.
Children enjoying the Mother and Toddler Group which happens every Tuesday morning between 10a.m. and 12 noon in the Millstreet GAA Hall. Enjoy a cuppa a chat with other parents while the kids have fun. All welcome.
Hannelie O’Connor and a dedicated team have established a truly hugely popular Millstreet website over the years. And now a further enhancement with a new look site being launched with the very much appreciated assistance of Michael Cashman and with the advice also of John O’Riordan, Cork & Church Street, Millstreet. The site www.millstreet.ie is updated daily not only with important local news but with exciting video and audio links. Clearly a huge success judging by the global comments received online to the site.
A million thanks for the magnificent response to our annual church gate collection which amounted to €2,471.93. A full report on the progress of re-establishing our local Museum and Tourist Information Centre will appear in the next issue of “Clara News”. A very special word of thanks to Cllr. Noel Buckley and to Noel C. Duggan and Family for being so helpful during this transition time. [read more …] “In Passing September 2009”
THE entire Duhallow region was left without an ambulance on Saturday last, after the Millstreet service was requested to attend calls in Cork city while the Kanturk unit was called to respond to at least three calls in Mallow.
This is according to a source close to the ambulance service in North who added that this repeated ‘haphazard’ attitude to what should be “a ready to go rapid response emergency unit” will ultimately lead to a person dying because of lack of staff.
Word on the ground a few months ago was that our ambulance were one of the first called into Cork City when they have a shortage in the City, leaving us without an ambulance if there was an emergency.This is definitely not an ideal position to find ourselves in, but that’s just the way the system works whether we like it or not!
Duhallow Sinn Féin would like to announce that they have organised a fundraiser for the 25th of October in Bobs Bar, Kanturk at 9pm. Music by The Irish Brigade. Tickets €10. Bus from Millstreet on the night at 8pm. For more info or tickets contact Mike Healy 029 70898.
A few pictures of Anna Buckley’s day out in Croke Park on Sept 28th. She won this through a competition she entered as part of the GAA Summer Cúl Camp sponsored by VHI, that took place in Millstreet this year.
She had a wonderful day, between playing camogie on the pitch there, as well as being given a tour of the stadium and GAA museum, and also meeting and playing with other children from many other counties. It was a great day out.
Anna is aged 7, and attends Rathcoole National School. (pics above and below from her mother Bridget)
John Tarrant has a round up of all the news from Millstreet in his Millstreet Matters column that appears on the Corkman newspaper this week. These include Set Dancing restarting in Aubane for the winter, The Juvenile GAAs Annual Perpetual Cup Competitions, the Living Scenes project, LTV2 back on the air, amongst lots of other articles. Follow the links to read the full article.
Millstreet Pipe Band would like to sincerely thank all those who supported their recent Church Gate Collection at Millstreet and Ballydaly. The proceeds of the collection go towards the ongoing running costs of the Pipe Band and are very much appreciated.
Long before she wrote for the Clara News
And years before I even knew the taste of booze
For her love of people she became well known
And the fame of Eily Buckley has since grown.
For years she drove the school bus up and down
The roads of Millstreet to and from the Town
And perhaps many of the kids she drove to and from the school today
From Millstreet Parish now live far away.
Miles from Cloghoula her own countryside
Her Cloghoula notes in Clara News read far and wide
In big cities far from Millstreet County Cork
In Sydney, Melbourne, London and New York.
Can’t say that I knew her that well at all
Though she is one I readily can recall
For her’s is such a well known and loved face
In Millstreet Parish still my favourite place.
A friendly person untouched by conceit
And one of the best loved people in Millstreet
She’d never ignore you as she drove by
She’d always smile and wave a friendly hi
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.
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.
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.