Good Luck to our U12 Set Dancers

Wishing the Millstreet U12 mixed Set Dancers all the very best of Luck in the Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaì 2019 County Dancing Competitions in Dunmanway , today Monday 6th May. Good luck also to all others competing.Pictured above are: Back Row. L-R. Katie McCaul. Kera O’Sullivan. Aoibhe Lynch. Evie O’Leary. Front Row. L-R. James Fitzgerald. Ryan Kelleher. Nicholas J. Buckley. Eoin Tarrant.


Parish Newsletter – 5th May, 2019

Third Sunday of Easter – 5th May, 2019
Canon 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:

RECENT DEATHS: Marie Senior, Tanyard Wood.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Judy Buckley, Mountleader
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Kitty, John & the deceased members of The O’Riordan Family, Ballydaly Upper
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Nora & the deceased members of the  Fleming Family, Meenagloherane.
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Jackie & Kathleen Forde, Murphy’s Terrace

ANNIVERSARIES: Con Lane, Cahirdowney; Jimmy Cashman, Clara Road; Michael Dennehy, Coomlogane; Joe, Denis & Hannah McSweeney, Killarney Road; Jerry Hickey, Pound Hill; Amanda Fitzgerald, Murphy’s Terrace; Jeremiah & Julia O’Callaghan, Tullig; Hannie Lane, Aubane; Michael & Mary Flaherty, Ballydaly; Con Keane, Coolikerane; Tim O’Riordan, Kanturk; Bernie O’Byrne, Millstreet & London; John & Jenny Collins, Dunmanway.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 5th May, 2019”

Louisville’s 145th Annual World Famous Kentucky Derby Race Today

Update from Patrick W. O’Leary regarding the result of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Race:  

  •  What a finish ! The horse that crossed the finish line first was disqualified. That is the first time in the history of the Derby where the winner was disqualified. The horse that came in second was declared the winner.
  •  The horse that was declared the winner was a long shot. If you bet $2 to win you won $132!
    The track attendance was 150,729 people. That is the entire population of County Wexford!
    Sincere thanks Patrick for this wonderfully comprehensive update on the event.  (S.R.)

Today the world famous two minute Kentucky Derby takes place as the culmination of a two week Festival.  Post time for the Kentucky Derby 2019 is 6:46 p.m. ET in USA.  under the legendary twin spires. With such a wide-open field entering the starting gate for the 145th running of this world-famous race, it promises to be supremely exciting.   Here in Millstreet we also celebrate the annual event thanks to the O’Leary Family of Louisville, Kentucky Eileen sent us the Official Programme and the famous Pegasus Pins which we are proudly wearing today.  Michael sent us a superbly colourful book relating to the very interesting history of the 145 year annual event while Patrick keeps us fully updated on the Derby itself having shared tee-shirts and socks with the official logo.  A very special word of sincere thanks to Kathy and Mary Ann – Patrick W. O’Leary’s sisters.  Here we share images of the various items as well as James Wickham of Minnesota and New York (on holidays at his ancestral home near Ballydaly) with yours truly displaying our Kentucky Derby Day 2019 memorabilia at Cinnamon Restaurant this Saturday morning – 4th May 2019.  We thank Anna O’Shea for assisting in the photography.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Louisville’s 145th Annual World Famous Kentucky Derby Race Today”

Divine Mercy Team Expresses Sincere Thanks

Millstreet Divine Mercy Team wishes to express sincere thanks to the many people and priests who participated in such a very successful Annual Divine Mercy Novena with its inspiring culmination on Divine Mercy Sunday on 28th April 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church.  (S.R.)

Divine Mercy Sunday 2019 in Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Recitation of the Rosary Nightly at 7 in Tubrid

The recitation of the Rosary takes place at Tubrid Holy Well at 7pm every evening throughout May 2019.  Please note the time.    Meanwhile on this coming Bank Holiday Monday Millstreet Active Retired Association will hold its annual Rosary and Hymns at Tubrid at 11:00 a.m..  (S.R.)

Upcoming Meeting in Aubane

The Aubane Social Club are hosting a public meeting at Aubane Community Centre on Tuesday 14 May at 8.00 pm. This meeting is in relation to the condition of the bridges at Aubane Creamery and at the approach of Aubane Community Centre and the condition of the Tooreenbawn road which is very dangerous. Public representatives will be there on the night. We are asking the public turn up and have their say.
[read more …] “Upcoming Meeting in Aubane”

“Music Room” Boherbue Presentation on Thursday 2nd May at 8pm 

Anne McCarthy of Boherbue is the Presenter of this month’s “Music Room” programme at Pearse Memorial Hall in Boherbue this Thursday, 2nd May 2019 at 8:00pm.  All are very welcome.   And Millstreet Gramophone Circle takes place on Friday, 31st May  in Millstreet Day Care Centre at 8:00pm where our Bealtaine Presenter will be Michael Drew of Boherbue.   Everyone is very welcome.  (S.R.)

Tomorrow evening, 2nd May at 8.30pm – 9pm Áine will be holding an evening for people to register to vote

“Tomorrow evening, 2nd May at 8.30 pm – 9 pm Áine will be holding an evening for people to register to vote in the upcoming elections.
If you have not yet registered pop along to Áine’s office on Main Street in Millstreet to fill out the registration form.
The closing date is 6th May.”

Death Notice: Marie Senior

The death has occurred of Marie Senior (née Mc Donald), Millstreet, and formerly of St Malachy’s Drive, Greenhills, Dublin. Passed away peacefully aged 77 years in the loving care of the staff at Millstreet Community Hospital. Beloved wife of William, dearly loved by her daughter Karen, son Ray, brothers Tony and Frank, son-in-law Francis, daughter-in-law Geraldine, grandchildren Ben and Ally, relatives and friends.
Lying in Repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. No flowers please. Donations to Millstreet Community Hospital.

Millstreet Active Retired Artists Prepare Wonderful Art Exhibition

Preparing for this Wednesday’s Official Launch by Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow of a superb Art Exhibition by the MARA Artists at Millstreet Library.   Artist supreme Mary Sheehan of Knocknagree (pictured on right in image below) is the inspiring Teacher to the enthusiastic and splendidly talented Group.   The official launch to which all are most welcome takes place at 7pm on Wednesday, 1st May 2019.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)======

The Art exhibition is featured in the Corkman, annd has some lovely photos of the ladies and friends also [HERE].

Pictorial Updates 1st May 2019

Here we share some pictorial images recently recorded firstly at Station Road, Millstreet and then at the official launch of Nathan’s Walk Darkness into Light 2019 which took place at Reidy’s Bar in Killarney on Monday night.  The Walk takes place in Killarney at 4:15 on the morning of Sat. 11th May 2019.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Current Road Sign at Station Road, Millstreet

[read more …] “Pictorial Updates 1st May 2019”

Julia at 105 and the Conifers Performance in Millstreet – “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm interview tonight brings us back to the recent superb Conifers Concert in the Wallis Arms Hotel and we attend the inspiring 105th Birthday Party for Julia Murphy at Millstreet Day Care Centre and we reflect on  the magnificent Easter Choral Concert at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet– all on Cork Music Station this Tuesday, 30th April 2019.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below including Easter Commemoration in The Square.   Lots more images of these topics later   Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum – Happy Listening!   [read more …] “Julia at 105 and the Conifers Performance in Millstreet – “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

Language and Culture Night in Millstreet Community School – Thurs. 2nd May 2019

This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place in Millstreet Community School on Thursday 2nd May beginning at 7pmSpecial guest will be Cork GAA legend Seán Óg Ó hAilpín.

The event will once again be an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the many nationalities represented by members of our local community.  The evening will include song, dance and a chance to learn a little about different cultures and traditions. Those attending will be able to taste food from a variety of countries.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Eily’s Report – 30th April

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

Tomorrow Wednesday is the first of the Merry Month of May, and by all accounts it promises to be a scorcher. The year so far has been like the doctor ordered it. Early growth, sunny days and nights of welcome rain until  Hurricane Hannah hit the country  last Friday. The warnings of red and yellow, sent us all into a frenzy battering down the hatches and fixtures were cancelled all over the place.


And come it did just as severe as the experts said it would, but when we got up next morning it was as if it never happened. There was no great damage to be seen. We were so lucky around here, because in other places, they did suffer a lot of damage, trees down and thousands of people were without power for days, but  best all, there was no loss of life.   It only goes to show the quality of our homes and places today. In the past places would be strewn with debris after a storm and in some cases, roofs of houses, and sheds blown down. By and large, we are well prepared to stand up to the challenges of today’s weather.  Baoichas le Dia.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 30th April”

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

The long evenings and decent weather is providing a great opportunity for both the Couch to Ring of Kerry group and the leisure cyclists within the club to get some decent spins in, including some undertaking the Ride Dingle Sportive and the sportive in Killavullen on Sunday last. One of the key local leisure sportives is the Twin Peaks Challenge on 12th May next organised by Killarney CC.
Our annual Tour of Sliabh Luachra will take place on June 30th at 9:00am from Teach Iosagain.

A group of 12 juveniles and 7 adults took part in the 54th Annual John Drumm Memorial Cup races in Currow last Sunday. Days like this the Club bus really pays off. This was the biggest representation SLCC had at any race to date and bodes well for the future. Four of our juveniles came home with placings, Sean P Fleming, Nicholas Buckley, Amy Fleming and Kate Murphy. Keenan Dennehy had his first day out racing – we had a few mechanicals and punctures along the way for good measure – well done to John Breen and his team at Currow CC for providing such an array of events at all juvenile levels.

From an adult racing perspective it’s great to see Paudie Keane and Sean Dineen back racing in Currow. Anthony Tancred, Johnny R O Sullivan, Richard Cleverly, Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy all rode well and finished safely in their various races.

Next week the racing focus moves to the Kanturk 3 day – with racing for Juveniles and Adults kicking off on Saturday.

Preperations are ongoing for the Inaugural Sliabh Luachra CC Youth Races for Juniors, U16, U14 & U12 Boys & Girls on June 16th at at Knocknagree.

Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.

Red Cross National Volunteers Awards

Congratulations to Margaret Crean, Dromsicane on receiving the prestigious award as Runner-up in the Health and Social Care Volunteer of the Year section, in this year’s Red Cross National Volunteer’s Award in Croke Park on the 27th April.

(Pictured here with her son John, his partner Laima, grandson Nathan and Jason Sherlock) 

[read more …] “Red Cross National Volunteers Awards”

Help: Local Genealogists?

Does anyone know of local Genealogists, willing to help people with searching for their ancestors? (professional or non professional).

We often get asked, and much of the time don’t have a good answer, and end up doing much of the work ourselves, but often we just don’t have the time. With thanks any help, Michael.

[read more …] “Help: Local Genealogists?”

First Cycling Trophy for Nicholas

Congratulations to Nicholas J. Buckley from Millstreet who is a Member of  Sliabh Luachra Junvenile Cycling Club, who collected his trophy for competing in The John Drumm Cup cycling race in Currow. All members had a fantastic race yesterday morning Sunday morning 28th April.

[read more …] “First Cycling Trophy for Nicholas”

IRD Meeting in Cullen Pipe Band Hall

IRD Duhallow will be conducting a Community meeting in Cullen Pipe Band Hall on Thursday 2nd May at 8pm. The meeting will involve a series of short presentations and a group workshop to understand the challenges and opportunities in the area. The knowledge gathered will help inform future planning for our programmes and the area at large. These are the last in the series of community meetings that IRD Duhallow has ran across the area over the months of March & April. All members of the community are invited to attend a meeting in their locality which will be attended by representatives of IRD Duhallow Board and Staff.

A short online consultation which is part of this process is available at the following link

“Fastnet – A Race for Survival” – Programme 1 of 3 at 7pm This Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this evening’s C103 Programme Where the Road Takes Me at 7.  (S.R.)

The storm that pounded the Fastnet Yacht Race of 1979, was described as an exceptional weather event.  It must have been.  It caught weather forecasters by surprise, and caused the deaths of fifteen yachtsmen and four spectators. 

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tragedy, and on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene marks the anniversary with a three part programme.

Yachtsmen, helicopter pilots, lifeboat crews, Fastnet Rock lightkeepers and weather forecasters all give their version of events. 

The organisers of the race, The Royal Ocean Racing club, reflect on how they handled and coped with the unfolding tragedy. 

And there was controversy when two of the crew of the Grimalkin were left for dead on board the drifting vessel by their fellow crew members.  One of the two survived the ordeal, while the other died in his arms.  [read more …] ““Fastnet – A Race for Survival” – Programme 1 of 3 at 7pm This Sunday on C103″