The organisers of the concert ‘A Night at the Castle’ in Drishane on Friday December 3rd have contacted us to say that “It seems that some people are waiting for the release of a concert for the Sunday afternoon – like last year. There will NOT be a Sunday Concert and please buy your tickets before they are sold out !
The concert is in support of Children’s projects. Tickets are available at :
O’Leary’s Family Butchers,
Justyna’s Polish Shop Millstreet,
Green Glens Arena 029 70800, or
if you cannot pick up tickets beforehand, send an email to <email: Green Glens> and they will help you out.
A lot of men in my young years in Millstreet did like their sports and did enjoy their grog
And they shlauned peat to warm their family homes in Winter in early Summer in Gneeves mountain bog
Around their fire grates on nights in the depths of Winter current affairs were discussed and other things they did recall
Such as politics and sporting greats and of great teams and games of hurling and gaelic football
They told stories of the War of Independence in Sliabh Luachra and Duhallow such as the ambush at Tureengarriffe Glen
Of a battle celebrated and often written about of the bravery of Sean Moylan and his men [read more …] “A Lot of Men”
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1040 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and frosty Tuesday morning.
The Feast of the Presentation was celebrated over the weekend, and in it’s honour a special Mass was concelebrated in our Church on Friday with all the pupils, teachers and staff of our Presentation National school attending. The Children performed a lovely pageant depicting the life of the Foundress of the Presentation Order, Nano Nagle, and their music and singing filled the air with lovely sounds. Sean Radley was there to film it and I will be screened on LTV2 in the near future.
All during last week our shops had offers galore for our special Shopping Week, with many people taking advantage of the occasion to stock up on certain items. Next up will be the Christmas Art Fair which will be held in the GAA Hall from December 3 to 5th.
Women’s Health and Well Being Information Evening will be held at the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket on tomorrow Wednesday Evening, starting at 8pm.
… Cork NW is a very split constituency. There is a respectable Labour vote in Macroom town and Ballincollig/Ovens has a lot of swing voters who will occasionally go Labour. However, the north of the constituency around Millstreet and Kanturk votes as though the civil war is still on…
Presidents Cup Quarter Final: Los Zarcos 1 Strand Utd 2.
AUL 1A: Rathcoole Rovers A 2 Kilreen Celtic 1
AUL 3A: Lakewood Ath 2 Rathcoole Rovers B 1
U13 Div 5: Rathcoole Rovers 5 – 1 Blarney United A
Harpist and singer Marina Cassidy will launch the 2010 Festive Season as part of a full line up of performers in a special benefit evening for children to take place in the recently restored Drishane Castle Chapel, Millstreet on 8 pm Friday December 3rd next.
Called “ A Night at the Castle” – 2009 was the inaugural year of this Concert which was an outstanding success.
Well known Flautist Miriam O’ Sullivan and Accompanist Declan Walsh will complement Marina to make this a truly memorable evening of music and song, in the beautiful setting of the Chapel of the Little Flower.
Also performing on the evening are:
Millstreet Church Choir,
St Augustinian’s Church Polish Choir,
Ms. Louise Bourke Soprano,
Drishane Castle African Gospel Choir and many more.
A most impressive Balloon Release took place today, Tuesday 16th November at 12noon in Millstreet Community School bus park. It involved the release of about 300 black or white balloons filled with helium. The idea of this event came from a group of Transition Years who wanted to find a different and memorable way to remember loved ones who had passed away. Each Student and member of Staff was asked to write names of loved ones on a small piece of paper and these were inserted into the balloons. All the balloons were collected in a net and a short prayer service with all the school participating with Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and co-ordinator, John Magee, School Chaplain as well as [read more …] “Prayerful November Balloon Release at Millstreet Community School”
Millstreet Development Group are holding their second Millstreet Shopping Week this week (15th-20th November). It proved a wonderful success last year with a noted increase in activity in the town. There are great bargains available in the shops, so take advantage of them while also supporting our own this week.
A brochure was circulated by post to all the households last week, so we’ve added it below if you haven’t received yours. And, don’t forget that you can buy gift vouchers that you can use in all Millstreet shops in Millstreet Credit Union. [read more …] “Millstreet Shopping Week”
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1039 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and very seasonal Tuesday morning.
Our vibrant Town Development Group held a very successful Bazaar at the Community Hall on Sunday afternoon. It was a first for them and it showed great co-operation and strength in the manner in which they all put their shoulders to the wheel for the common good.
The Bazaar was the Groups way to kick-start their special shopping week which will run until next Monday November 22nd. Our shops and Stores are offering big reductions right across the board. So don’t miss this opportunity to pick up a bargain.
In December they will have a repeat of last years Christmas Market. But indoors in the Community GAA Hall instead of on the streets. It will run on the weekend of December 3rd-5th. They also have new plans for our Christmas Lighting of the Town.
In the New Year le conamh De, they will hold a special Welcome Home Festival, also a Walking weekend, now that they have developed some new Loop walks in the area, thus opening up the best of our spectacular scenery.
At a well attended convention last Sunday in Millstreet, Ballincollig based Des O Grady was selected as the Sinn Féin candidate to contest the next general election in Cork NW.
Afterwards, he told the convention: “I am proud and honoured to be chosen to represent Sinn Féin in the next general election. The majority of this constituency was represented by Terence MacSwiney in the first Dáil established in 1918. I hope we can summon up some of the courage and principle that animated his generation as we struggle to overcome our difficulties today. The country faces a deep economic crisis, made worse by the [read more …] “Des O Grady selected to stand for Sinn Féin”
It appears that there will be none in the vicinity of Millstreet, but if you are travelling further afield, you’d be advised to slow down and drive with due care becuase they will be covering the Macroom to Cork, Rathmore to Killarney, and Banteer to Mallow roads
Of course the Garda will still have their speed traps as normal wherever they choose, so don’t be fooled into thinking that the above areas are the only places being checked …. but then again you won’t need to look at the above map if you normally stay within the rules of the road! Of course anything that will make our roads safer will be welcomed. Full story and Map from Journal.ie
Cork Camogie Junior B Plate Final: Millstreet 6-5 Glen Rovers 3-4, in Cloghduv, Sunday 14th 🙂
Duhallow Junior B League Final: St.Johns 1-5 Lyre 4-13 in Knocknagree @ 8pm, Friday 12th
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Nevin Cup Millstreet v St Johns, Millstreet 8pm
Soccer: (13th/14th November)
Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup 2nd Round: Millstreet Celtic 2 Killumney Utd 10
AUL 1A: Greenmount Rangers v Rathcoole Rovers (called off)
AUL 3A: Ballinhassig 3 Rathcoole Rovers 2
U16 National Cup: St. Mary’s 2 – 4 Rathcoole Rovers
We are told that the now is all that matters though on memory lane i often take a stroll
The moment has me in the Town of Millstreet back in the heady days of rock and roll
It was a time of change the nineteen fifties Bill Haley had them rocking round the clock
The new dance craze was spreading in the World and young people to it everywhere did flock
At a dance in the famous Star Ballroom rock and roll was introduced to Millstreet Town
By two young locals Jim Cashman and Fiona Hickey they did enjoy their moment of renown
It was i believe an impromptu performance of a new dance craze started on a distant shore
During a quick step tune the young dance goers of Millstreet witnessed something they had never seen before.
St. Johns Football Club held their inaugural Social last night at the Killarney Heights Hotel. A very enjoyable night for all, and a big crowd too. The club finished up their first years of football the night before in the league semi-final, having also played in two other Duhallow finals. Onwards and upwards for next year. Pictured above are the players and management from 2010:
Front Row (from left): Gerdie Buckley, Jack Barrett, Declan Buckley, Tim Lehane, Shane Kelleher, Joe Hayes, Brian Kelleher.
Standing (l-r): Michael O’Riordan, Don O’Riordan, Hugh Sheehan, Denis Kelleher, Jerry Kelleher, John O’Sullivan, Neil Corkery, Matthew O’Riordan, Liam Dennehy, Conor Kelleher, Donal Kelleher, Donal Corkery, Seanie Barrett, Alan Burton, Paddy O’Keeffe, Brian O’Sullivan, Declan Kelleher, Diarmuid Corkery (hidden), Tim Cashman, John Twomey, Gerard McSweeney, John Murphy, Denis O’Keeffe.
There were awards on the night for those that excelled during the year (pictured below) and these went to:
Within St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet a number of very impressive features of Remembrance for the Holy Souls have been put in place. Many have visited the Remembrance Garden feature where all those who have died over the past year are especially remembered. Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Sharon Lane, Parish Secretary, remind us of the following:
MASSES OF REMEMBRANCE
We invite the families of all of those who have died during the past twelve months and whom we have remembered in our November Gardens in Cullen & Millstreet to a special Mass of Remembrance. These will be in Cullen on Thursday 25th at 7.30 p.m. and Millstreet on Monday 29th at 7.30 p.m.. Here we share a [read more …] “November Remembrance Features for Holy Souls”
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Millstreet Country Park is again hosting ‘Afternoon Festivities’ for Senior Groups and Coach Parties. Despite phenomenal demand dates are subject to strict availability. Remaining dates available include 8th 15th and 16th December. Sunday 12th December can be made available by demand. [read more …] “Christmas Party at Millstreet Country Park”
John (Jack) Edward Doody, Sr., 92, of Gainesville, passed away November 9, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Doody was born to John Doody and Margaret Driscoll Doody in Corinth, NY and moved to Gainesville in 1970 from Great Barrington, MA. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anita, children John E. Doody, Jr., Susan Chase, Patricia Emprimo, Christopher Doody, Gerard Doody, Andrea Walker, Annette Doody, Timothy Doody, Matthew Doody, 17 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. [read more …] “Death Notice: John E. Doody Sr.”