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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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.
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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

GRACE BRUTON MEMORIAL CHAMPION BITCH

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.

Parish Newsletter: 7th Feb 2010

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7th 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
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY-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 Corcoran, Dooneen
Peter Dineen, Cloughoula More
Joan Horgan, Kilmeedy

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter: 7th Feb 2010”

Duhallow Senior Scór Results

Congrats to all the performances by Millstreet in the Duhallow Senior Scór Friday night Jan 29th at Kanturk Golf Club. Success for Millstreet was in the Question Time (John Tarrant, Jerry Doody and Pat Sheehan) and in the Novelty Act (Cian O’Mahony and Jerry Doody). Runners up spots went to Conor Linehan in the Solo Singing, and Conor Linehan + Mícheál Gleeson in the Instrumental Music.

The honours on the night went to:

  • Figure Dancing:  (1) Rockchapel (2) Boherbue
  • Solo Singing: (1) Sinead Guiney (Newmarket), (2) Conor Linehan (Millstreet)
  • Instrumental Music: (1) Rockchapel (2) Millstreet (Conor Linehan, Michéal Gleeson)
  • Recitation: (1) Eimear Guiney (Newmarket), (2) Annette O’Donnell (Rockchapel).
  • Ballad Group:  1) Freemount (Louise Burke, Ellemarie Burke, Michael O’Regan)
  • Novelty Act: (1) Millstreet (Cian O’Mahony, Jerry Doody)
  • Question Time: (1) Millstreet (John Tarrant, Jerry Doody, Pat Sheehan) (2) Kilbrin
  • Set Dancing: (1) Rockchapel (2) Boherbue

Kathleen Corcoran And Peter Dineen

Two good people who in Millstreet Parish will never more be seen
But amongst friends and families and those who knew them memories of them evergreen
Kathleen Corcoran a good woman who lived in Dooneen
And a quiet man from Cloghoula likeable Peter Dineen.
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In their Townlands by Millstreet Town they had lived for many years
And doubtless their funeral services did give rise to parting tears
For death is very final that does seem sad to say
And by Cashman’s Hill in St Mary’s their remains forever lay.
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They are only dead physically in spirit they remain
And in our mental pictures we do see them again
From Cloghoula and from Dooneen they may well be gone
But in the minds of friends and families and those who knew them they are living on.
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What can anyone ask of any human being only to live as their best
And what it takes to live as a good person Kathleen and Peter passed that test
One can only hope their departure from life was a painless release
And by Cashman’s Hill forever their remains rest in peace.

by Francis Duggan

Death Notice: Kitty O’Sullivan

The death has occurred on Wednesday, February 03, 2010 of Kathleen (Kitty) O’SULLIVAN, (née Daly) of 19 O’Neill Crowley Terrace, Mitchelstown, Cork and formerly of Millstreet.
Reposing at O’Brien’s Funeral Home, Mitchelstown on Saturday evening from 6pm to 8pm, with removal to Mitchelstown Parish Church. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Going to Haiti to help

A KISKEAM builder and a Millstreet butcher are planning to make a return trip to Haiti in April to help with the relief effort in the earthquake-stricken country.

John F O’Connor from Kiskeam and Jerry O’Leary from Millstreet were in Haiti last October when they took part in the Haven house building project. Both Duhallow men have also been to South Africa on a number of occasions with the Niall Mellon Trust.

The two men, who would have met many times on the playing field, were greatly taken aback when the horror of the earthquake unfolded. They now want to return to Haiti in April to help by providing much needed housing.

They are now working to raise funds for their relief effort and to kick start the fund-raising they will be holding a number of events in the next two months and would greatly appreciate any help from the community.

Ballyvourney Conference on 6th Feb 2010

from Airtricity (full details at http://www.imbolc.ie):

Beidh tionól iontach nua ar siúl ar an Satharn, 6 Feabhra 2010 san Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Bhúirne, Co. Chorcaí. Is tionól aon lae é, agus beidh Gaeilgeoirí inspioráideacha ag caint ann, Gaeilgeoirí a bhfuil obair nó taighde ceannródaíoch ar bun acu, ó gach aon earnáil den saol – gnó, na healaíona, na heolaíochtaí & srl. ‘Sé an t-aon ábhar amháin atá á sheachaint againn ná cás na Gaeilge féin – tá a lán comhdhálacha ann cheana agus an Ghaeilge mar ábhar plé acu, agus ina áit sin is mian linn díriú isteach ar na tionscadail chruthaitheacha nuálacha atá idir lámh ag Gaeilgeoirí. Tá sé ar siúl ar bhonn go hiomlán neamhbhrábhúsach, agus tá na cainteoirí ag tabhairt a gcuid ama saor in aisce don ócáid.

Saturday, Febrary 6th will see ten of the most original and innovative thinkers in Ireland gather in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork, to give a day of talks on the ground-breaking projects they are working on. The name of the conference is “Imbolc”, and perhaps the most innovative facet of the whole event is that it is taking place entirely through the medium of the Irish language. It is being run on a non-profit basis, and all the speakers and organisers are volunteering their time for the event.

[read more …] “Ballyvourney Conference on 6th Feb 2010”

Concern for jobs in Cadbury’s

http://www.blisstree.com/chocolatebytes/files/2008/09/cadbury.jpgThere is concern for the jobs in the chocolate crumb producing plant in Rathmore, as the implications of Kraft’s $13 billion takeover of Cadburys come into focus. It appears that Kraft want to strip away any excess cost, which could see the end of the Cadbury plants in Ireland. There are a number of Millstreet people who work in the factory.

The below story appears in the Irish Examiner 4-Feb-2010

—— The Story ———–
Workers at the Cadbury plant in Rathmore, still do not know if the takeover of the company by US food giant Kraft will affect their jobs.
Last year, SIPTU agreed to rationalisation proposals resulting in the loss of 28 jobs in Rathmore. The plant now has a workforce of around 80.

Cadbury Ireland Ltd employs almost 1,600 people, including 1,100 at its plant in Coolock, Dublin, and the remainder at plants in Tallaght, west Dublin, and Rathmore.

Chocolate crumb, a basic ingredient of Cadbury’s internationally known chocolate bars, is produced in Rathmore and …….. (see the Irish examiner for the full story)

K&L Top Transport Company in Ireland

A MILLSTREET company will represent Ireland at the upcoming 2010 European Transport Company of the year awards in Amsterdam.

The awards are considered the Oscars of the transport and logistics industry with companies from across Europe competing.

K&L Deliveries, which is a Kerry member of TPN (The Pallet Network), has been in operation since 1986 when MD Gordon O’Keeffe and his wife Breda started off their business with two trucks. Now the company operates from a 60,000 square foot warehouse and have more than 35 trucks on the road.

Read the full article on the Corkman website

In Passing – January 2010

In Passing
by Seán Radley (January 2010)

Rare Winter
People recalled the snows of 1982, 1963 and 1947 as we witnessed one of the coldest Winters in decades. Considering the fact that for days major heating and water supply difficulties were experienced by many of us I doubt if anyone will be booking a holiday to either the North or South Pole anytime soon! One uplifting benefit, however, was the capturing of truly rare and superbly picturesque snow pictures over the prolonged period. These have been shared on www.millstreet.ie , on Facebook and on “The Corkman” – especially the images of the very creative igloo at Old Coach Avenue, Millstreet and of the “Gigantic Ice Fish” image (identified by Margaret Kelleher, Mount Leader when she saw the many Blackwater digital images) [read more …] “In Passing – January 2010”