A Very Happy Retirement to Wonderfully Popular Lily Cleary

We wish the wonderfully popular Lily Cleary every blessing and happiness in her retirement following 15 superbly dedicated years of service at the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
As Lily retires today (Friday, 1st Nov. 2019) Chef Supreme Kevin Fleming makes a floral presentation to Lily in advance of a Staff get together later.

Music and Cheques Presentation in The Pub Carriganima Sat. 2nd Nov. at 9pm

Music at The Pub in Carriganima on this Saturday Night November 2nd at 9pm with the Legendary Johnny Bremner. Presentations  of Cheques will also be made to both Macroom and Millstreet Hospitals following the recent Charity Fun Run/Walk.   Everybody Welcome.

Sincere Congratulations to Donagh Murphy on his Recent Graduation

Sincere congratulations to Donagh Murphy, Killarney Road, Millstreet who recently graduated as a Primary School Teacher from Mary Immaculate College of Education Limerick...Donagh is believed to be the second Male Student from Millstreet Community School to graduate from Mary Immaculate College. We wish Donagh every Happiness and Success throughout his Teaching Career. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
One of Donagh Murphy’s wonderfully creative 2019 Halloween figureswaiting for a haircut (!) outside his Mum’s “Guys and Dolls” Hair Salon at Pound Hill, Millstreet.

By the Way 2 – Officially Launched

Congratulations to Ann Lane of Ballinatona whose new photographic book on public art in Ireland By the Way 2 was launched yesterday by John Sheehan of the Dubliners, at the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin. Also in attendance were the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, his wife Sabina, and a host of well known faces from politics, friends from her 28 years as personal secretary of past President Mary Robinson. An excellent gift for all!

By the Way 2 is available to purchase from Wordwell Books.

[read more …] “By the Way 2 – Officially Launched”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” we feature Singer Joe Guerin and many more local Singers.  We remember the late Patrick O’Keeffe of Cullen and play one of his favourite Singers in tribute. And we chat about Autumn and Halloween 2019. All this and much more tonight including our chance meeting yesterday with Radio and T.V. Presenter Ivan Yates  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See further images below.  (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 29th October

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

 This  week we welcome the repair work done by the County Council at the West End of the town. The crossing at the Church and car park have all been treated to a brand new surface . And what a difference it has made.  So smooth and so safe now,  we have to say a very sincere word of thanks to our County Council and to anybody who brought this welcome development to fruition.

 The dark evenings have crept up on us with the change of time at the weekend. And the touch of frost put manners on our lovely begonias and dahlias,  sending them back to bed until the Spring. I had waited with bated breath for my late flowering Crimson Dahlia to give me a blast of  late season colour and it strutted its stuff but for one night only before Jack Frost applied his wily ways. Aaah.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 29th October”

Knocknagree Ladies Football Annual Family Bingo in Cullen

Knocknagree Ladies Football Annual Family Bingo will be held in Cullen Community Centre on Sunday November 3rd at 3pm. Books are €15, €10, and €5. Shop and raffle on the day. Everyone welcome and all support is appreciated. For any further information or to sponsor a line or full house or to donate a raffle prize please call Catherine on (083) 3498778.

[read more …] “Knocknagree Ladies Football Annual Family Bingo in Cullen”

Well Done Mary-May

Mary-May Fenton from Butterfly farm Stables in Kilcorney had a great two days at the Owners Pony and Young Riders Show in Green Glens Millstreet. A fantastic opportunity for the youngsters to ride in the main arena with fabulous prizes given to all a very well run event.

[read more …] “Well Done Mary-May”

Pony Show 2019 at Green Glens Blessed with Excellent Weather

The uplifting scene of the Young Pony Riders at the “Retiring” Ceremony in Green Glens Millstreet during the October Bank Holiday Weekend. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Pony Show 2019 at Green Glens Blessed with Excellent Weather”

Superbly Successful Fundraising Halloween Fancy Dress Party in “The Bush Bar” in aid of Rylane Boxing Club

Pictured at “The Bush Bar”, Millstreet the winners of the wonderfully successful Halloween Fancy Dress Party 2019 in aid of Rylane Boxing Club – members of which are also included in the photograph. Tap the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Superbly Successful Fundraising Halloween Fancy Dress Party in “The Bush Bar” in aid of Rylane Boxing Club”

Professor Bernard O’Donoghue Conferred with Honorary Doctorate

At a special ceremony in Dublin’s College of Physicians Professor Bernard O’Donoghue of Oxford and Cullen was recently conferred with an Honorary Doctorate. We congratulate Dr. Bernard on this highly prestigious honour accorded to the Poet Supreme from the Barony of Duhallow. Also present from left – Pat McCarron of Bandon (who made the photo available to us), Heather O’Donoghue and Pádraig McCarron.

[read more …] “Professor Bernard O’Donoghue Conferred with Honorary Doctorate”

Wonderfully Successful Sunday Coffee Morning at Cinnamon in aid of Playground Development

We feature the first three images of the hugely successful Fundraising Coffee Morning held at “Cinnamon” in West End, Millstreet this Sunday, 27th Oct. 2019.  The focus of the Fundraiser – the upcoming development of Millstreet Town Park Children’s Playground.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Sunday Coffee Morning at Cinnamon in aid of Playground Development”

Death Notice: Pat (Patrick) O’Keeffe, Glountane

The death has occurred of Pat (Patrick) O’Keeffe Glountane, Cullen, Cork. Unexpectedly, but peacefully, at Marymount on Saturday 26th October 2019. Beloved husband of Moira (née O’Mahony) and dear father of Marie (Morley), Kate (Kelleher), Trish (Moylan), Mag (Preston) and son Hugh. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, his adored 10 grandchildren, brothers and sisters Anne, Michael, Peg (Margaret), Kevin, Bernadette and Eileen, his sons in law Conor, Jerry, Séan and Donal, daughter in law Nollaig, sisters in law, brothers in law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen (P51 E195), on Monday from 4.30pm-8pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice. House Strictly Private Please. May He Rest in Peace. [rip]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Pat (Patrick) O’Keeffe, Glountane”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Sunday Evening on C103

We thank C103 Presenter, John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme at 7pm.  (S.R.)

Over the past few years,  John O’Leary became a popular and regular contributor to ‘Where the road takes me’.

Born in Carrigroe near Clonakilty in 1923, John spent  his early years in the Garda Siochana, patrolling the streets of Dublin. 

In past programmes, we heard his views on politicians from all parties who helped to form our State. 

In this week’s edition of the programme, John talks to John Greene about the many wonderful and colourful characters he encountered while patrolling the streets of our capital city. 

We hear tales of encounters with Brendan Behan, Christy Browne, Margaret Pearse sister of Padraig and Willie Pearse, and the Queen of Moore Street Ellen Comiskey.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Sunday Evening on C103″

Playground Funding: Cinnamon Coffee Morning on Sunday

Millstreet Town Park Committee  would like to thank Anna, Daria and Ela of Cinnamon Cafe  for kindly giving up their time (and on their day off!) next Sunday 27 October to host a coffee morning in support  of the Town Park Playground project.  Fantastic community spirit  ladies – thank you.  Please see full notice below

If coffee,cake and chats are not your thing remember TO DONATE you may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

If you wish to confirm your contribution  or hold your own fundraiser we would be delighted to hear from you at <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

[read more …] “Playground Funding: Cinnamon Coffee Morning on Sunday”

Parish Newsletter – 27th October, 2019

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 27th October, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
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: Freda Márte (nee Murphy), Rathduane House & Germany.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Patrick Buckley, Tralee & Millstreet
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Bill O’Sullivan, Kilmeedy
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Peg Murphy, Lisnaboy
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Con & Peggy Lane, Cahirdowney

ANNIVERSARIES: Denny, Jerh & Andy McCarthy, Cloghoulabeg; Eily Kelleher, Kilmeedy; Kitty O’Riordan, Knocknakilla; Fr. Denis Kelleher, Mill Road; Betty Culhane, Clara Road; Ann Cronin, Clara Road; Eileen Cronin, Killowen; Con & Kate Murphy, Shanaknuck; William O’Regan, Ballydaly; Mary Kearney, Lisnaboy; Ian O’Dowling, Cork; Colette Hickey, Millstreet & Fermoy; Nell Hoare, Macroom; Jeremiah “Ger” Murphy, Prohus; Timmy Murphy, Cockhill & Mallow.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 27th October, 2019”

Music at McCarthy’s Bar Millstreet this Bank Holiday Weekend

Bank Holiday Weekend Music at McCarthy’s Bar in Millstreet with the O’Brien’s on Tonight Saturday  26th October from 10pm to close.
Sunday Night 27th October Joe Guerin from 10pm to close. All very Welcome.

“Singalongers Supreme” Hold First Very Successful Get Together

At Millstreet Day Care Centre the very first get together of “Singalongers Supreme” was held on Wednesday, 23rd Oct. 2019 at 7:30pm organised by Helen, Patricia, Angela and Danny assisted also by Petra and Marie.   All agreed that it was a wonderful success.   All were delighted to be joined by outstanding singers Joe and Ciara Guerin and by musician Miriam O’Sullivan.   We were even joined by Andrias Guerin through facetime live from the UK rendering a great rendition of “James Connolly”.   Here we share some eleven images from the most enjoyable occasion where refreshments were also provided.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Singalongers Supreme” Hold First Very Successful Get Together”