Millstreet’s Sports People

In sports perhaps Derrygallon’s Pat O Callaghan was Duhallow and Ireland’s best
The champion of champions when he was put to the test
The dual Olympic Gold Medallist and World Record Holder his legend lives on
Though for many Seasons the life from him has gone.
But so many great sports people in and near Millstreet Town
Who on their own right can lay claim to renown
In Gaelic Football alone so many one could name
Who in their chosen sport did scale the heights of fame. [read more …] “Millstreet’s Sports People”

‘Hen Party’ at the Secret Garden

Curious about chickens? This Sunday, 10th October, come along to The Secret Garden in Newmarket between 2 – 5pm to meet Margaret McGuire of Mobile Pet Shop. She’ll be on hand to answer any questions on choosing, feeding and general care of hens. She’ll have a range of organic and GM free feeds, as well as other pet accessories, to buy on the day. Come along and meet her friendly hens! For more information call 029-60084. This event is free.

Results and Fixtures – 4 Oct ’10

Duhallow Junior B Football Championship Semi-Final: Kilbrin 1-12 Millstreet 2-6;

Cork U16 Premier Hurling Championship Final (County Section): Duhallow 1-12 Charleville 1-10 (Crowley brothers from Keale played with Duhallow)

Saxone Cup 2nd Round: Hibernians A 0 Millstreet Celtic 1
Presidents Cup 2nd Round: Kanturk B 1 Los Zarcos 2 (report below)
AUL 1A: Dunbar Celtic 2 Rathcoole Rovers 1
AUL 3A: Rathcoole Rovers 0 Newmarket 2

Junior B Championship Semi Final (Group 2): St.Johns v Boherbue Sun 10 Oct 1:45pm – curtain raiser to Duhallow Final in Cullen

Report: Kanturk B 1 Los Zarcos 2
Los Zarcos beat Kanturk B in cup today in Kanturk. Penalty by goalkeeper Mark Neville and David Curtin got 2nd. We are now in Quarter-Final of the cup. Best were Sean Lawlor and Mark Neville. Playing Buttervent next weekend in league. SB

Taylor-Skinner: Millstreet Road Maps from 1777

The images above are from the work of George Taylor & Andrew Skinner’s (both Scotsmen) entitled ”Maps of The Roads of Ireland”. Surveyed in 1777 and published for the authors on the 14th November 1778 in London. Millstreet is included in the roads,

  • p178 Millstreet – Bandon
  • p180 Cork -Millstreet – Castleisland – Tralee
  • p182 Mallow to Millstreet

Click the images to see the the maps that include Millstreet. They all give a slightly different representation of Millstreet.

Notes: In 1776, they sought funding from Ireland’s noblemen and gentlemen in order to map the roads of Ireland.  They succeeded in raising over £2,000 which paid for [read more …] “Taylor-Skinner: Millstreet Road Maps from 1777”

Parish Newsletter – 3rd October 2010


Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 3rd October, 2010

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

Email:  <email>


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:

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 2nd October:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Eily, Julia & Christy Kelleher, Kilmeedy  

Sunday 3rd October:

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 3rd October 2010”

The Rose Of Warrnambool

Unmarried in her early twenties without children a teacher in a primary school
Tall, beautiful and charming, down to earth and kindhearted the Rose of Warrnambool
With eyes as blue as ripened sloes and shoulder length hair of chestnut brown
Her mum an Aussie from nearby Dennington her dad from distant Millstreet Town.
Though ’tis a place she vows to visit in a not too distant day
She has never been to her dad’s Hometown in Duhallow faraway [read more …] “The Rose Of Warrnambool”

Cork 20 International Rally

The sounds of roaring engines comes to the Millstreet area today as the Cork 20 Rally comes close to Millstreet.  There are a number of stages around Mullaghanish, Kilmeedy to Ballydaly and also around Mushera. To know the exact routes, you will have to get a programme whichare available locally at Colemans Garage, and at Centra (West End).

Local lads in the Rally are:

  • #80 Declan Buckley/Ollie Kierce Ford Escort
  • #82 Liam Dennehy/John Lynch Honda Civic
  • #69 Connie Tarrant/Timie O Callaghan Skoda Fabia VRS
  • #93 John O’Sullivan/Denny O’Riordan Toyota Corolla
  • #H1 Todd Falvey  Porsche 911 RS (Historics)
  • #H3 Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy Ford Escort Mk1

[read more …] “Cork 20 International Rally”

Google Street View of Millstreet

Community School Students on their lunch break outside Centra at the West End wave at the Google Street Car in May 2009

Google have today launched their Street View of Ireland, and Millstreet is included in that. For those that don’t know what Street View is, it places panoramic photos from the street every 10 or so metres on top of Google Maps. Most of the local roads are covered too, even out in the countryside. It is very impressive.

If you haven’t been to Millstreet, or haven’t been there in a while and would like to see how it has changed, then click here to start in the Square.

It appears that the Google Street Car visited Millstreet sometime in May 2009 (the election posters are up around town). Included below are dozens of people caught by the Google cameras in Millstreet (more being added all the time).

[read more …] “Google Street View of Millstreet”

Drishane Mass on the eve of the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux

Celebration of Mass at Drishane Church on 30th Sept. 2010

On Sept. 30th 1897 St. Therese of Lisieux died at the age of 24.   She had become known worldwide as “The Little Flower”.   Last year Mass was celebrated on that date in Drishane Church and likewise this year of 2010.   The Celebrant tonight (30th Sept. 2010) was Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet.   Exquisite music and [read more …] “Drishane Mass on the eve of the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux”

Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit in Cullen

Mobile Unit at Cullen Church Car Park
Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit in Cullen today (30th Sept. 2010)

Children from Cullen and Carriganima National Schools attended the Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit within which a wonderfully educational presentation superbly co-ordinated by Séamus Whitty took place in the Car Park of Cullen [read more …] “Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit in Cullen”

Tidy Towns – Best Frontage Awards

Last night (Wednesday 29th September) we had our prize giving for the annual best frontage in Millstreet. The prizes were presented by our chairman Mr. John O’Keeffe, Margaret Moynihan and Kathleen Crowley. The prize winners were:

  • in the Commercial Category – Reen’s Pharmacy, Main Street, and
  • in the Residential Category: Mrs. Mgt Smith Murphy’s Terrace.

The following were highly commended: Noel & Eileen Collins, Clara road; Paddy & Helen Sheehan, Murphy’s tce; Joan Wall, Station Road, Mary Murray O’Callaghan, Woodlawn Drive.

with thanks to Millstreet Tidy Towns for the above article

Our Wise Woman

This Saturday Ann-Marie McCarthy launches a book entitled “Of Constant Heart – Conversations with wise Women in Ireland“.

Amongst the wise women in the book is our own Eily Buckley (who does the Regional Report every week). Here is a a short extract from her conversation with Ann-Marie in the book:

I’ll tell you… one beautiful day, I can still feel the warm sun on my face, Dan and myself were coming away down the road, linking arms after putting the cows away. We met a school bus going up the byroad. The inspector stopped and asked us something about route or roads or something. As it sailed away down the road from us, Dan said, “That is something you could do. You could drive a bus.”  I said, “I could never do that.” “You could,” he said. “You have plenty of experience driving the tractor around the land and driving the car and all the rest of it.”  So, I applied for the job and got it. I trained for three or four weeks then took my test and passed it. I was driving a bus the following Monday morning. That opened another big life for me. But that was Dan the whole time … <read the full extract>

At the book-launch this coming Saturday Eily will host a conversational workshop from 2:00-3:45pm with topics that will be finalised with the participants on the day. Later at 4pm she will be in a Wisdom Council that will discuss passing wisdom to future generations. [read more …] “Our Wise Woman”

Contract Signed for New Cullen N.S.

The official signing of the contract for the new Cullen N.S. took place this evening (29th Sept. 2010) at the present National School. Seated from left: Hannah Kelleher (Principal), Gerard O'Keeffe (Chairperson, B.O.M.), Cormac Smith, Contractor ( MMD Construction, Cork Ltd.) and Joe O'Sullivan, Architect (Joe O'Sullivan Architectural Design Planning). Back row (from left): Finbar Murphy, Sinéad Murphy, Maria O'Sullivan and John Linehan. (Seán Radley for

Harvest Mass in Cullen

On Saturday, 25th September 2010 a very special Harvest Mass was celebrated in Cullen Church. It also marked the final Saturday evening Mass in Cullen because of the new Mass time schedule coming into effect this weekend in Millstreet Parish. Here we see some of the very talented musicians from Cullen N.S. who enhanced the overall ceremony in a superb manner. Refreshments and music at Cullen Community Centre followed the Mass. The occasion was recorded by William Fitzgerald. (Seán)

Regional Report 1032 – 28th September 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news Report 1032 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm and wet, Tuesday morning, the last one in September.

This was  very sad week in Millstreet when the remains of 54 yr old Tadgh Moynihan were brought home to his native Millstreet, all the way from Australia where he met an accidental death over a week ago. He was widely revered in Australia and again when his body lay in repose at Tarrants funeral home .The procession of sympathisers when on for many hours. And the Parish Church was full to capacity for the requiem Mass which was concelebrated by seven priests.   A private Mass for the Family was said at the funeral home on Sunday and becuse for Tagdy’s love for Sport, the Sam Maguire Cup was brought for that occasion. He will be so sadly missed. On behalf of our community I want to extend our deepest sympathy to his Family. And may the lovely Tadgh, Rest in Peace.

On a lighter note I want to congratulate Noel C Duggan on succeeding in his efforts to remove sanctions imposed by the SJI on competitors who took part in Millstreet Summer Horse Show this year. It was not an easy task, but he took them on and won. Well done to himself and his family. See our Website for more details.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1032 – 28th September 2010”

On the Spencer visit of 1884

Jack Lane had written an article on Earl Spencer’s visit of 1884 which puts into question validity of the article written by the Irish Times (as added her last weekend). He has kindly allowed us to publish it on

The nationalist and Land League leader, William O’Brien M.P., used to refer to the Irish Times as the “Liarish Times.” He had good reason to do so as it was an inveterate opponent of national independence and the land struggle and consistently distorted and denigrated the aims and activities of both movements.

A classic example of this was its report of the visit of the Lord Lieutenant, Earl Spencer, to Millstreet on 7 September 1884. The Earl was an ancestor of Lady Diana. He unexpectedly visited the town and was accompanied by mounted and armed Hussars. The town had developed a reputation as a hotbed in the land war but this was only because the activities of the Land League had been highlighted by the local Parish Priest who uniquely among his peers was an inveterate opponent and used the media and the Unionist media in particular to promote his opposition over a number of years. He was articulate and well connected and also participated in various Government commissions to further his views. Millstreet was not much different from elsewhere but his media outpourings made it appear so and it gained a reputation for what was called lawlessness and the Irish Times report, naturally enough, lays this on with a trowel which [read more …] “On the Spencer visit of 1884”

Tadgh Moynihan

Tadgh Moynihan’s life ended in Australia in a tragic way
And back home in Millstreet his last remains lay
Perhaps in his fifties luck not on his side
In an accident it has been reported he died.
As a young man for Ballydaly his home club gaelic football he played
And all around Duhallow many friendships he forged and made
His family and friends for him left to shoulder grief’s cross
His friendship to those who knew and loved him an irreplaceable loss.
[read more …] “Tadgh Moynihan”

Good news for Millstreet Horse Show

There was good news for Millstreet Horse Show this week as Show Jumping Association of Ireland (SJI) members proposed and passed a motion to cancel all fines and suspensions arising from member who jumped at the horse show last August.

The SJI and Green Glens have been in a protracted dispute centering on the issue of insurance. This came to a head in August when the Corkman staged what he termed an ‘independent’ show, with many SJI members and officials defying the threat of sanction to participate. In turn, the SJI rescheduled its national championships to run opposite Millstreet, arguably the country’s most popular show, and the organisation is in … [read more …] “Good news for Millstreet Horse Show”

Results & Fixtures – 27th Sept 10

1A: Richmond 1 Rathcoole Rovers 1
2A: Millstreet Celtic 1 Waterloo 0
3A: Los Zarcos 3 Grattan Utd 1
3A: Rathcoole Rovers B0 Buttevant 0
U16 Div 2: Rathcoole Rovers 4 Douglas Hall A 2 (18th Sept), Wilton United 3 Rathcoole Rovers 1 (4th Sept)

Due to the death of our former chairman Tadgh Moynihan, all GAA activity has been suspended until Tuesday 28th.
Duhallow U14 Hurling Championship Final: Millstreet v Kanturk (Banteer, Tues 28th 6pm)
Duhallow U12 Hurling Championship Final: Millstreet beat  Boherbue (8pm Friday 1st Oct in Ballydesmond)

Rathmore Fair & Family Day 2010

Rathmore Fair & Family Day took place on Sunday, 26th Sept. 2010. It was a very colourful, busy and cheerful occasion with lots of music, buying and selling, a fancy dress parade and much more. We thank Michael O’Mahony of Rathmore for alerting us to the event which has also been recorded briefly by LTV2 Millstreet. (Seán)

Rathmore Fair & Family Day took place on Sunday, 26th Sept. 2010.  It was a very colourful, busy and cheerful occasion with lots of music, buying and selling, a fancy dress parade and much more.  We thank Michael O’Mahony of Rathmore for alerting us to the event which has also been recorded briefly by LTV2 Millstreet.   (Seán)

Dromtariffe Active Retirement Members on Walk to Boeing

Marking National Heart Foundation Day on today, Sunday 26th Sept. 2010, members of the Dromtariffe Active Retirement Association participated in a very pleasant and healthy walk to the Boeing by the River Blackwater near Millstreet. With Ita Fitzgerald on camera we arranged to record a little feature for LTV2 Millstreet. Our thanks to Joe O'Connell for alerting us to the special event. (Seán)

Millstreet Celtic 1 – 0 Waterloo

26/Sept/2010 – Both teams were slow to get going in the first half and it took until the 25th min for the first half chance. A corner broke to Brian Murphy but his shot struck Tadhg Collins on the way and was cleared. At the other end Waterloo had a couple of half chances as well but the defence and keeper dealt with them well. The second half started much the same but we began to find a bit more space after the first 20 mins. Paul Dawson and Chris Cleary had chances but we had to wait until the 75th min to take the lead. Dawson played a ball through for Collins who got around his man on the end line and squared it [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 1 – 0 Waterloo”

Parish Newsletter 26th Sept 2010



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

Email:  <email>


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: John Donnelly, Derragh

Jeremiah O’Connor, Clondrohid

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 26th Sept 2010”