Millstreet 2000 – 2010

The Corkman newspaper this week has run a summary of the headlines of the Millstreet Matters column for the years 2000 – 2001. What happended ten years ago doesn’t feel that long ago at all. It is in two parts, and can be read on their website:

2000-2004 – Reeling in the years

2005-2009 – Celtic tiger changes the face of Millstreet

[read more …] “Millstreet 2000 – 2010”

Happy New Year

From all at Millstreet.ie, all of us really want to wish everyone who contributed to the site or visited us from at home in Millstreet or from anywhere in the world in the last year a very happy and enjoyable year ahead in 2010.

Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”

One of my new years resolutions is that we rise out of our winter hibernation and move millstreet.ie forward for the coming year, as it has done in the last few months.

Happy New Year to Everyone

from Rev Laurence Graham of the Methodist Church:

Happy New Year to everyone.

A tradition which goes back over 250 years to the early days of the Methodist movement is that, near the beginning of each year we share in a Covenant Service.  A Covenant is an agreement or set of promises which two people exchange implying a commitment to each other.  The Covenant service gives us an opportunity to renew our Covenant with God.  Of course our Covenant with God begins with him in that he has made the first move.  He came to earth as Jesus Christ and gave his life on the cross to take the consequences and brokenness caused by our sinfulness.  He then rose again and invites each of us into a personal relationship with him.  So we are called to respond by giving our lives to him, trusting him as our personal Lord and Saviour.  As the apostle John puts it “…we love because he first loved us.” (1John 4:19)

This will be the theme of our next meeting in Millstreet which takes place on Sunday 10th January at 7.00 p. m.  During this meeting we will share together in the special Covenant prayer.  The meeting takes place as usual at the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road in Millstreet.  For further information contact Rev. Laurence Graham at 064 6631613 or <email>

Coursing in Millstreet

THE popular two day Millstreet coursing meeting is taking place this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Weather permitting, a large attendance is expected for the annual event in Millstreet Town Park, with the daily proceedings underway at 11.30am. The main event is the North Cork Cup featuring some of the best dogs nationwide while there is sure to be keen competition for the Oaks and Derby Trial Stakes. Also down for decision is the inter club Game Protection Cup and confined Tanyard Stakes. An attraction for patrons is a special daily draw on the admission card with a chance of winning € 250 per day thanks to the sponsorship of the North Cork Tuition Centre, Newmarket.

from The Corkman

Death Notice: Margaret O’Hare

Margaret O’HARE, (née Kelleher) of Cloghoula House, Millstreet, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Tuesday evening from 7pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 2pm. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only, please. Donations, in lieu, to Macroom Community Hospital. Date of death: Monday, December 28, 2009

Parish Newsletter 27th December 2009

PARISH NEWSLETTER

the feast of the holy family

27th December, 2009

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:

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 27th December 2009”

Mushera Christmas Day Climb 2009

Brave souls that ventured to the top of Mushera Mountain for the annual Christmas Day Climb in aid of the Baby Jacob Trust Fund (click to see the full picture
About 40 brave souls that ventured to the top of Mushera Mountain for the annual Christmas Day Climb in aid of the Baby Jacob Trust Fund (click to see the full picture).

Despite the roads being treacherous because of rain freezing when it hit the ground, there was a good crowd who were all in good spirits. The ground was hard and icy, but the heather was good for getting grip. Thankfully it stopped raining for most of the walk, except for the last few minutes on the way down, and the wind was not as strong as it has been in the past, but the mountain was shrouded in cloud while we were up there. At the top, and on behalf of the Baby Jacob Trust Fund Jerry Pat O’Leary thanked everyone for their efforts in the difficult weather.

Wishing everyone a very happy and a peaceful Christmas.

Millstreet Golf Society Time Sheet 28/12/2009

Killarney GC Texas Scramble

10:00 Eamon Tarrant Don O’ Riordan Noel O’ Connor
10:08 Denis Hickey Pat Buckley John Murphy
10:16 Connie Cotter Dan Daly Matthew Dennehy
10:24 Brendan Hickey Pat Dineen Jerry Pat O’ Leary
10:32 John Twomey Tom Flahive Paddy Roche
10:40 Frankie Reen Pat O’ Flynn Owen Hegarty
10:48 Kevin O’ Leary Michael Cotter Liam Burke
10:56 Michael Dineen John O’ Sullivan Colin O’ Mahony
11:04

Presentation of prizes will take place in Kanturk Golf Club.

Please Ring Killarney GC  at 064 6631034 to check to see if the course is open.

Day Sponsor’s

Dennehy’s Centra

Eamonn Tarrant Garage

Regional Report 993 22nd December 2009

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 993 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very seasonal Tuesday morning with treatcherous and snow all around.

Well it won’t be long now. Just a few more days and by all accounts its going to be a white one. I’ll be killed for saying it, but I love snow. And a white Christmas would be such a bonus.

No matter what the weather,the shopping goes on with perhaps some people forced to shop at home because of the weather. The Marquee will be in the Square till Christmas Eve and vouchers at the Credit Union will solve your gift problem at any price, And by what I hear, they are proving very very popular. Some worth €20 each, were offered as prizes on LTV2s program last week and the lucky winners were, Breda O Leary, West End, Sean and Delia Kelleher, Macroom, Kathleen McAulliffe, Millstreet, and John F. Tarrant Rathcoole.Congrats all round.

[read more …] “Regional Report 993 22nd December 2009”

Extra Parish Newsletter

EXTRA PARISH NEWSLETTER

MILLSTREET CHURCH:

There will be Mass on the following mornings this week

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only.

Wednesday (23rd Dec): Month’s Mind Mass for Ted Lyons, Station Road & Rathcoole

There will be no evening Mass on Christmas Day or on Saturday morning

(St. Stephens Day)

CULLEN CHURCH:

Monday (21st Dec): Deceased members of the Falvey Family, Scrahanaville at 7.30pm

Tuesday (22nd Dec): William O’Brien, Novohalday at 7.30pm

Wednesday (23rd Dec): Mass at 10.00a.m.

There will be no Holy Hour on Christmas Day

[read more …] “Extra Parish Newsletter”

Parish Newsletter Sunday 20th December 2009

The fourth Sunday of Advent

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: Andy Walsh, Knocknageeha

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday, December 19th

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Noel Hartnett, Clara Road

Cullen Vigil 8.00 p.m. Tom Kelleher, Mologhroe (Month’s mind)

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter Sunday 20th December 2009”

Duhallow Junior B Finals

Tonight, Millstreet are playing in the Duhallow Junior B Football League Final against Lyre in Mallow at 8pm (under lights). Also, on this coming Sunday, the club play in the Duhallow Junior B Hurling Championship Final in Castlemagner.

update 21st Dec: The Junior B Footballers endured in a thrilling extra time victory over Lyre. The Hurling final was deferred because of the snow, ice and frozen pitch.

Christmas season begins as lights are switched on

from the Corkman 10-Dec-2009:

MILLSTREET TOWN FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS: The festive season is officially underway in Millstreet after the town switched on its Christmas lights last Friday evening.

Despite inclement weather and driving rain, excited children and parents turned up in the Town Square for the big switch on.

The event was hosted by the Millstreet Development Group who helped whip up just the right jolly atmosphere for the occasion and kept the crowd entertained.

Live performances came from Millstreet Comhalthas Ceolteoirí Eireann and there was a warm welcome for a horse drawn carriage with occupants Bertie Buckley and Anna Balla in periodic costume, filling the bill of lord and lady of the manor splendidly.

[read more …] “Christmas season begins as lights are switched on”

Major Local Lotto Win was marked at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night

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Major Local Lotto Win was marked at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night, 13th Dec. 2009 when the wonderful cheque of sixteen thousand euro was presented to the two lucky winners – Margaret Cooper and her daughter Máire of Knocknashinagh, Cullen.   From left (front row):  Margaret Bourke (who sold the winning ticket),  Máire, Margaret and Michael Cooper.   Back row (from left) – Members of the Local Lotto Committee: Marian O’Sullivan, Maura Twomey, Michael O’Sullivan, Denis Twomey and Tom Carroll.

(Pic.:  Seán Radley)

IN APPRECIATION

The O’Connell family of Lisaniska, Cullen, on behalf of our son and brother Diarmuid wish to express our sincere thanks and deep appreciation to our neighbours, friends, relations, team members, club officers and the wider community for the overwhelming support shown to us during the difficult days after Diarmuid’s life threatening event in Castlemagner on February 21st 2009.

A very special “Thank You” to the three boys, Gerard O’Leary, D.J. Collins and Andrew O’Sullivan for their act of courage, bravery and composure on giving Diarmuid back the gift of life on the field. We thank all the people present who had to endure our pain and who assisted in every way; to the Castlemagner Club for being equipped to deal with such an emergency and to their club officers for visiting Diarmuid in hospital. For their efficient service, thanks to Dr Marian Smyth, Mallow Ambulance crew and Kanturk Gardai, who made the journey to Cork in record-breaking time.

In recognition of all heroic efforts made on February 21st, it would be impossible to thank everyone individually. Please accept this as a token of our ongoing daily appreciation on having Diarmuid with us today.

Regional Report 992 15th December 2009

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 992 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very cold but seasonal,Tuesday morning.

A very interesting meeting of the Community Council was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night. Topics for discussion included the upgrading of our Youth Centre and the fitting of Astro-Turf surface on our tennis courts. It was also decided to host a community Council Awards Social this year at a date yet to be decided. Eileen Murphy reported on our Youth Club, and said that there are 64 members now with parents coming to help on Friday nights when they meet from 8 to 10  Theres room for more, but more parents must come on board with the increase in numbers.

The after school service will resume after Christmas. The Defibulators have now been placed at the Youth Centre and at the Garda Station. The full list of trained personnel will be announced in the near future. Joseph Lawlor was co-opted on the Council, on that night.and before the meeting ended a special Presentation was made to Fr. Gerard O Leary on behalf of our Community.

[read more …] “Regional Report 992 15th December 2009”

Christmas Events in Millstreet 2009


From this Thursday coming the 17th to the following Thursday the 24th we will have a Christmas Market in the square from 12.00 – 5.00pm, which will be held in a marquee and will include:

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Baking

  • Christmas present ideas and lots more

** There will be free hot chocolate, mulled wine and coffee available **

Santa will be in the Youth Centre next Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th from: 12.00 – 4.00pm.

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Carol Singing will be held in the square by the local primary schools next Friday evening and Saturday afternoon the 18th & 19th.

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PARISH NEWSLETTER 13th DECEMBER, 2009

PARISH NEWSLETTER

The third sunday of advent

13th DECEMBER, 2009

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: Pat O’Connell, Tullig

John Cahill, Coolikerane

[read more …] “PARISH NEWSLETTER 13th DECEMBER, 2009”

Courthouses face extinction despite millions being spent

KANTURK courthouse, built in 1825, is certainly in need of a complete overhaul, and the boom days of the Celtic Tiger did not whip its tail at the cold and drab hewn stone building.

But one has to wonder just how long the people of Duhallow will hear the familiar ‘All stand in court’ considering so many changes have taken place in district courts over the past year in North Cork. After 100 years service Millstreet District Court came to an end this year, with the cases from that catchment area now heard in Macroom.

This is set to change again as from December 1, 2010 Millstreet court sittings will be heard in Kanturk. But for how long?

For the full story click on the Corkman Newspaper link below

http://www.corkman.ie/lifestyle/comment-courthouses-face-extinction-despite-millions-being-spent-1970235.html

I Am Not A Poet I Never Said I Was

I am not a poet I never said I was I just pen doggerel
The sort of stuff that few bother to read and I cannot hope to sell
I’ve been rhyming for many years and though my better days long gone
Until the Reaper claims the life from me I will keep penning on
I’ve written reams and reams of rhymes one might say more than most
But that’s not something I’m proud of or of which one should boast
Though every day and every night more new rhymes come to me
I’m addicted to penning rhyme or so ‘twould seem to be
When I was in my late twenties and my hair was dark brown
I penned my first rhymes years ago back home near Millstreet Town
In my many walks in the old fields I made up rhymes on my way
I was in love with Nature then and I still love her today
And if I said I’d give up rhyming I’d be telling a lie
For I will keep penning doggerel until the day I die.

by Francis Duggan

Food parcels for the Homeless at Christmas

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Cork’s Maureen O Sullivan Community Christmas Appeal

Running now for approx 32 years

Food parcels for the Homeless at Christmas

Essential foods – for example

Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Cereal, Spaghetti, Biscuits

Tinned – soups, Stews, Cornbeef, etc.

Toiletries – Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Shampoo, and Shower gel,

Always needed – Socks, scarf’s or gloves or good quality warm jumpers

[read more …] “Food parcels for the Homeless at Christmas”

Millstreet Matters: 3 Dec 09

IFA PRESIDENCY: The leadership elections for the IFA is up and running, Millstreet and Ballydaly branch members will vote on convening in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Wednesday, December 9, at 8.30pm.

Three candidates are seeking to succeed Pádraig Walshe for a four-year term as IFA president. In the field are Kilkenny county chairman John Bryan, deputy president Derek Deane from Carlow and dairy committee chairman Richard Kennedy of Limerick.

The full article is on the Corkman Newspaper, and also covers all the other happenings in Millstreet in the last week.

Regional Report 991. 8th December 2009

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 991 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet ‘n wintery Tuesday morning. December 8th ,the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception.  A Holy Day of Obligation.

Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 13, 15, 23 , 27 . AND THE LUCKY WINNER OF €16,000 was Margaret Cooper, Cullen and her daughter Maura. The seller was ,first cousin, Margaret Burke and she got €1,600 sellers prize. Because the Jackpot was won there was no €50 prize, and €20 each went to the following ten people. John O Callaghan, Kilcorney,  Margaret Hayes , Gneeveguilla,  Mary Dinneen, Clonbanin  Con O Connor, Rathrue,  Mattie O Riordan, Shanaknuck,, Ann Kelleher, Tullig,  Christina O Donaghue, Lackabawn, Jerry O Leary, Rathcoole, Len Leader, Kilcorney , and LTV2 ,Millstreet. Jackpot for next week €2,000 the draw a the MalPasso Bar on Sunday night.

[read more …] “Regional Report 991. 8th December 2009”