IRD Duhallow Certified Training Courses

Interested in accessing Certified Training Courses? IRD Duhallow has been successful in its application for funding under the Equality for Women Measure 2010 – 2013. We intend to hold two information seminars detailing the proposed Workshops and Certified Training Courses for women that we anticipate to run. These seminars will take place on Monday 22nd November at 11.30a.m. and Tuesday 23rd November at 7.30p.m. in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. If you require further details please contact Mary McHugh 029 60633.

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three

An "Abbey Road" moment

Welcome back!   We have now reached images 100 to 174 in this, our third selection.   And, yes, we get to meet some of the “Miners from Chile (or Chilay!)”.    Most of our pictures were taken outside the Wallis Arms Hotel or within while some more were taken outside “The Clara Inn” in Church Street.   More pics tomorrow night.  Special thanks to Michael for placing the pics in the most aesthetically appealing order … and also for his very witty and humorous captions!   Happy viewing!  (Seán)  [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three”

“Know Your Rights” Information Meeting

IRD Duhallow will be hosting a Public Information Evening entitled “Know Your Rights” for people who are looking for information on the following topics: Jobseeker Payments and Benefits, Information on Qualified Adult Means Test, Family Income Supplement, Back to Work Enterprise Allowance, Educational and Training Options for Unemployed People, Managing Your Money, Mortgage Interest Supplement and Tax Reliefs Available. This event is being held in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket on Tuesday 9th of November at 7.30p.m. For further enquiries please contact Mary Mc Hugh at 029-60633.

Irish Ford Escort Owners Club – Killarney Fun Run

On the morning of Sat 13th November, the Irish Escort Club will be gathering at Darby O’Gills Hotel in Killarney for a breakfast stop before heading off at 11am on a fun run which includes Molls Gap, Kenmare, Healy Pass, Glengarriffe, Kealkil, Dunmanway, Bandon and finishing at the Viaduct Inn in Cork City for dinner. The route covers a total of 160 kms and promises to be very enjoyable indeed. All classic ford owners are welcome to attend this event.
There is an overnight halt in the Quality Hotel in Youghal on Sat Night and on Sun 14th there is a 3 hr session booked at Watergrasshill Karting Track from 10am till 1pm where there will be a drifting demonstration to [read more …] “Irish Ford Escort Owners Club – Killarney Fun Run”

LTV1 Programme Tonight

Just a reminder that Programme 2 of the new LTV1 (Muskerry Region) season will be transmitted tonight (Wednesday, 3rd Nov. 2010) beginning at 9.30 p.m. co-ordinated by LTV’s Dan Joe Kelleher of Carriganima.    Tomorrow night at 10.00 p.m.  LTV2 (Duhallow/Sliabh Luachra region) will transmit the second archival programme of the new season.  (Seán)

Regional Report 1037 – 2nd November 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news Report 1037 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this damp and overcast Tuesday morning.

Our town was a blaze of colour and spooks on Friday night last for the Halloween  Fancy Dress Ball which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel. It only gets better every yea. It’s as though people welcome the chance to dress in the most outrageous outfits just this once, every year. Costumes went from the sublime to the ridiculous and all for good causes. Organised by the Aubane social club the proceeds will be divided among the local Community Hospital, the Aubane Social Club and the Christmas Lighting of the Town. So well one to the organisers and to all who gave it their support.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1037 – 2nd November 2010”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Two

"Dr" Joan Anders with her instant cure for all of mens ailments (the burdizzo!)

Thanks a million for logging into our Fancy Dress Selections in your hundreds.   Last year we had huge numbers viewing this annual topic. It certainly looks to be the same with even more website visitors this year.   Great credit is due to the many young people who arrived to the event in such magnificent costumes.   So now we have Selection Two (images 42 to 99)….and we still have not arrived at the amazing sight of the many Visiting Miners!    More pictures of this wonderfully exciting occasion tomorrow night.   Happy viewing!   (Seán) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Two”

Death Notice: Noel Healy, Curracahill

The death has occurred on Monday, November 01, 2010 of Noel HEALY, late of 4 Canon O’Donavan Centre Millstreet, Curracahill, Millstreet, and Cork, who passed away peacefully at Mary Mount Hospice. Removal this Tuesday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection One

Sincere apologies on my delay in uploading lots and lots of pictures taken at the wonderfully successful Fancy Dress Event in the Wallis Arms on Friday, 29th October 2010.  Well, we now begin with Selection One recording the beginning of the night.     A further selection will appear nightly over the next while.   It’s our attempt to give our many website visitors an opportunity to experience the amazing atmosphere of  this truly superb annual event.     Enormous credit must be accorded to the many dedicated organisers.     (Seán Radley for ) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection One”

Gougane Barra in Autumn

Clement Carrolls photo of St. Finbarr’s Oratory, Gougane Barra (above), came in as runner up in the RTE Weather photo competition (again!). The photo will be shown on all weather forecasts on RTE ONE and RTE TWO tomorrow November 2nd.
He was also runner up last winter with his photo of Ross Castle. Clement says that he won’t be able to enter again as I have since taken the leap to enter photography full time. His website is Carroll Photography.

Results & Fixtures – 1st Nov 2010

Cork County Senior Cross-Country Championships: 5th in a time of 0:36:04 Des Casey, Millstreet AC

Presidents Cup Quarter Finals: Strand Utd v Los Zarcos (off – weather)
AUL 1A: Rathcoole Rovers 3 Douglas Hall 2
AUL 2A: Leeview Ath v Millstreet Celtic (off- weather)
AUL 3A: Ballinhassig v Rathcoole Rovers (off- weather)

Coursing (results from Mitchelstown):
* Pine Stakes All-Aged Bitch Stake (16) Final: A. Attmore & I. Forbes’ (England) ARRIMAR (Judicial Affair-Mattina) 1/2l bt Donie O’Mahony’s (Millstreet) f. Becky (Matt Hyland-Moorstown Mona)
* Reserves Oaks Trial Stake (32) Final: J. Treacy’s (Kilmallock) bd. CHIANG MIA (Muckle Meg-Cable Sal) 4l. bt Tar Tan Rock Syndicate’s (Millstreet) (Breeder Dan O’Donoghue) f. Tanyard Kerry (Murtys Blaze- Saruje)

Parish Newsletter – 31st October 2010


Thirty first Sunday in Ordinary Time – 31st October, 2010

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

Email:  <email>


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 30th October:

Millstreet  6.30 p.m.           Jack Kelleher, Aubane   [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 31st October 2010”

Jerry Keating

News this morning that Jerry Keating who was chairman of the Duhallow Board for many many years has passed away. Above is a photo of him presenting Donal Cashman with the Duhallow U21 Hurling Championship cup, after Millstreet defeated his own Banteer in the Final (after scoring 5 goals in extra time in the replay). Also in the photo are Donagh McCarthy, Conor Corcoran, Thomas O’Leary and Eamonn Cremin. [read more …] “Jerry Keating”

Fancy Dress Event at Wallis Arms – An Outstanding Success

This year's Fancy Dress Event at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 29th Oct. 2010 was an outstanding success. Here we feature the winners but do look out for lots of very colourful pictures from the event over coming days on our website. From left: Mary Randles (2nd), Gerard Mcsweeney (Organising Committee), Catherine Pomeroy-Murphy (Organising Committee), Sharon Healy (1st), Paul O'Connor (Joint 3rd), Shane O'Donoghue (Organising Committee), Jason Murphy (Joint 3rd). The standard of costumes worn was hugely impressive. Seán Murphy of LTV2 recorded highlights of this important and very enjoyable annual occasion. (Seán)

Update 2/nov/10: The first of the photos have been uploaded in a new article

Holy Bear!

Photo of a Junior Infants Class in the original Presentation Convent N.S. from 1977 (approx) The new (current) building dates from 1978.

Back Row: Teacher – Mary McSweeney ? (originally of Minor Row), Denis Cronin, Mark Doherty, John O’Riordan, Edward O’Sullivan, Kieran Kelleher, Adrian Kelleher, Conor Corcoran, Stephen Duggan, Martin O’Shea.

Middle Row: Dan Barry, Thomas Barrett, Kevin Smith, Mick Murphy, Paddy Cotter, Noelle Crowley, Lisa Murphy,  Carmel Dineen, Rose Regan, Noel Creedon, Donal Moynihan, Dermot Daly, Brian Murphy.

Front Row: Veronica O’Mahony, Liz Cotter,  Eileen McCarthy, Karen Kelleher, Tina Murphy,  Nuala O’ Leary, Michelle O’Leary.

Special thanks to Lisa Murphy (who now lives in New York) who gave us the the photo. She also asked to “Please ask all my Millstreet friends to keep my 3yr old son Adam in their prayers as he is due to have his 3rd open heart surgery very soon”. [read more …] “Holy Bear!”

Programme 24 on LTV2 from 2005 Featured This Week

An image from tonight's transmission of Programme 24 (2005) on LTV2 Millstreet with Eily B., Seán R. and Seán M.. Special thanks to LTV2's Bernard Crowley and Mary Ankettell for arranging this archival programme for transmission. Many thanks to LTV's Dan Joe Kelleher, Carriganima for broadcasting all of the many programmes throughout the season. The repeat of this programme and the first new LTV1 programme will be transmitted on this Sunday beginning at 6.30 p.m.. At 5.00 p.m. LTV1 will feature the Sunday Special which this week includes coverage of the Corpus Christi Processions of 2010 in the Muskerry area. (Seán)

LTV2 Millstreet Back On Air

LTV2 Millstreet, our community-based, non-commercial local television channel is scheduled to be back on air tonight with a broadcast at 10.00 p.m..   The transmission tonight features a repeat of a programme from our archives and a further repeat of another archival programme will be broadcast at 10.00 p.m. on Thurday, 4th November.   Our first new programme of the season will be transmitted on Thursday, 11th November at 10.00 p.m..   It is hoped that, in time, we may be in a position to feature our weekly transmissions on the internet giving an opportunity to all our loyal website followers to experience LTV2 Millstreet on a regular basis.    (Seán Radley for and LTV2 Millstreet)

Dublin Marathon 2010

The Dublin City Marathon 2010 was ran on Bank Holiday Monday 27th October. There were a number of runners from Millstreet again this year, and congrats to them all. Their results are below, some photos above, and there are also some links to videos of them in the race also below.



Name &
video link



10Km Half-way 30Km Marathon




302 Brian Murphy M35 68 00:41:00 01:27:13 02:04:47 02:58:02 02:58:09
810 Chris Murphy M40 133 00:45:40 01:35:45 02:16:18 03:13:55 03:14:15
1290 John Sheahan M45 129 00:45:42 01:35:45 02:17:56 03:23:21 03:23:34
1469 John Paul Buckley MS 555 00:52:22 01:46:10 02:28:41 03:24:33 03:26:27
1718 Seanie Barrett M35 371 00:48:35 01:40:34 02:24:12 03:28:52 03:29:34
4599 Josephine Creedon F40 99 01:00:44 01:59:56 02:48:55 03:57:48 04:01:06
5126 Con Twomey M45 416 01:00:44 01:59:57 02:49:54 04:02:59 04:06:18
8585 Michelle Casey F35 373 01:08:34 n/a 03:25:24 04:52:21 04:57:21
10260 Martin Casey M35 1612 01:34:44 03:07:57 04:23:15 06:14:16

Brian Murphy ran in a personal best time of 2:58:09, the first Millstreet person to run under three hours in some time.

update 28th-Oct-2010: Martin Casey walked and Michelle Casey ran the marathon for the Irish Cancer Society in memory of their beloved Anne Casey-Joy who passed away in May 2010.

update 30th-Oct-2010: John Paul Buckley let us know that he ran as well.

[read more …] “Dublin Marathon 2010”

Death Notice: Connie (Sam) O’Keeffe, Killetragh

The death has occurred on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 of Connie (Sam) O’KEEFFE of Killetragh, Dromagh, Millstreet, Cork. Removal this Wednesday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon, followed by burial in Old Dromtarriffe Cemetery.

Drishane Region Project Ltd. A.G.M. 2010 & Hugely Important FÁS Input

Pictured in the Canon O'Donovan Centre tonight at the Annual General Meeting of Drishane Region Project Ltd. supported by FÁS - Seated (from left): Sharon Lane (Acting Secretary & G.A.A.), Gordon O'Keeffe (Chairman & Tidy Town Association), Pat Breen (Treasurer & Millstreet Pitch & Putt). Back row (from left): Gerry McGrath (FÁS Senior Development Officer), Denis Hickey (FÁS Supervisor, Millstreet), Cllr. Noel Buckley (Millstreet Community Council), Jerry Lehane (Millstreet Town Park Committee) and Sheila Murphy (representing Mary Feeley, Canon O'Donovan Centre Projects). Behind the camera - Seán Radley (Millstreet Museum/Tourist Information Centre).

Regional Report 1036 – 26th October 2010


Eil Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1036 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather wintery Tuesday morning.

Another highly successful horsey weekend has come to an end here in Millstreet. The 24th Pony Owners Show which is run here every year for charity,  was said to be the biggest to date, with patrons coming from North and South of the Border to compete. Over 3,000 entries were on the books and competitons went on from early morning till late evening since Thursday. And the finals on Sunday night didn’t end till 3am on Monday  morning.

The head man Keith Griffin was over-joyed by the support, which included getting the venue free of charge from the Duggan Family, and many deserving causes throughout the country will benefit from the proceeds . Well done all round.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1036 – 26th October 2010”

Results & Fixtures – 26th Oct 2010

AOH Cup 2nd Round: Rylane Celtic 6 Millstreet Celtic 2; Rathcoole Rovers A 5 Pearse Celtic 2; Rathcoole Rovers B 2 Donoughmore Ath 0
AUL 3A: Strand Utd 2 Los Zarcos 2 (they play Strand away again next Sunday in cup quarter final – best of luck to them, only two games from the final – SB)
U13 National Cup: Macroom 1 Rathcoole Rovers 0


County U16A Football Championship Quarter-Final: Millstreet beat Cobh. They pay Macroom in Coachford on Saturday at the semi-final.

Duhallow U14 Football: Kanturk 3-9 Millstreet 1-8

Bandon 10K: 39th Micheal Gallagher, Millstreet 43:25 (photo on the right)
Dublin Marathon 2010: A number of locals took part, results and photos are available in a post of their own

[read more …] “Results & Fixtures – 26th Oct 2010”

Cuts to Night-time Ambulance Services?

The HSE has moved to cut night- time cover at almost half of its ambulance bases in the south west region are to be thrashed out at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) after unions vehemently objected to the proposals. Last June, the HSE put forward several proposals aimed at rotating closures of ambulance stations in order to cut on-call payments to ambulance crews. SIPTU believes the HSE is softening its approach in the face of LRC meetings and that a brokered agreement will significantly dilute the initial proposals.

Under the proposals, only two of the three ambulance stations serving Youghal, Midleton and Fermoy would remain open any weekday night. Each one, it emerged, would have to close on a rotating basis.
It also proposed that only two of the stations serving Mallow, Kanturk, Millstreet and Macroom areas would remain operational, while Caherciveen and Kenmare would rotate cover on the two Kerry peninsulas. Listowel and Dingle ambulance stations would alternate to cover each other’s areas.

Read the full article on the Examiner