On Friday evening (28th May) some sixteen energetic and enthusiastic cyclists took a well earned break for refreshments at Coleman’s Centra in Minor Row, Millstreet as they made progress on their four-day Mizen to Malin sponsored cycle tour of Ireland covering an amazing 100 miles a day! The inspiring sportspeople hail from Co.Tipperary and are members of the Ballinahinch Cycling Club. “Their local pub is the “Bonnán Buí” which is in fact the pub location used in the very popular Pat Shortt series “Killinascully”… ,” explained John O’Connell who was one of the co-ordinating supporters travelling with the cyclists. John (pictured on right in our picture) met with Don O’Riodan of Millstreet whom he had known from college days. The cyclists took part in this very deserving project in aid of Milford Hospice in Castletroy, Limerick.
Mark Ellis has been picked to start at wing back on the Cork Intermediate Hurling team to play Tipperary next Sunday May 30th at 2pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in the quarter final of the Munster Championship. Best of luck to Mark and the Cork lads. The Cork team lines up as:
1. Declan McCarthy
2. John O’Callaghan 3. Kieran Lane 4. Brendan Coleman
(Inniscarra) (Kilworth) (Ballinhassig)
5. Stephen White 6. Tadhg Healy 7. Mark Ellis
(Ballygarvan) (Buttevant) (Millstreet)
8. Kevin Hartnett 9. Barry Fitzgerald
(Russell Rovers) (Douglas)
Niamh Kavanagh who won the Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet way back in 1993 is representing Ireland again this year in Oslo (Norway). The second semi-final is on tonight and Niamh and Co. will be doing their piece. You can’t vote for her if you’re in Ireland, but be sure to cheer them on. It starts at 8pm tonight on RTE2. Below is a video of her from the dress rehearsals in Oslo last night.
update 27th May: They’re in the final on Saturday night 🙂 Video from the semi final is below:
Denis Corcoran as a young man left Kilmeedy and he went to live in the U.S of A
And there he earnt his living as a Fireman he was a big and brave man on his day
But as the years went on he thought of Millstreet and of the fields by Clara far away
He visualized the bohreens and the hedgerows and the hawthorns in their white flowers of the May.
When Denis Corcoran came home to live in Millstreet he met and fell in love with Miss Maud Brown
And they lived at Claraghatlea north by the old stream about a mile and a half west of the Town
They lived there for a few decades and were happy till they sold and bought a house on the Clara road
But since Denis and his wife went to the reaper a lot of water down Finnow has flowed.
He was a very tall man and broad shouldered and he stood over six foot without shoes
And one might say quite a commanding figure and people listened when he aired his views
In his prime he led a life of adventure and of his stories one could never tire
He once showed us the medal that he won for bravery when he rescued a young baby in a fire.
He lived his twilight years in his old homeplace the man who earned his fortune far away
The job he worked in was one fraught with danger and he was one who earned his every pay
We marvelled at his stories of adventure and he was one who could not tell a lie
And he became a hero far from Millstreet when he risked his life to save a baby boy.
The death has occurred on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 of Connie McSWEENEY of Gortavehy East, Rathmore and late of Cloughoulamore, Millstreet, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal today, Wednesday, at 8pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations to Cancer Research c/o Cork University Hospital.
With the Drishane Garden Fête on next Sunday, archived photos from the Millstreet Museum collection of the Garden Fête 1988 had the cobwebs wiped off them and were scanned in to give an idea of what was happening back then. All the photos are below. [read more …] “Drishane Garden Fête 1988”
Late of Aubane, Millstreet. Who passed away peacefully, in her 94th year, at her son’s residence. Removal from her son’s residence this Wednesday evening at 8pm to St. Patrick’s church, Millstreet. Requiem mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Drishane Cemetery. Enquiries to Buckley Undertakers, Ballydesmond 064-7751141 or 087-2630765
Late of Highland View, Dunloe Upper, Beaufort, Killarney and formerly of Curraraigue, Banteer. Reposing at O’Shea’s funeral home, Killarney, from 7 pm to 9 pm this Wednesday evening. Followed by removal to Beaufort Parish Church. Requiem mass on Thursday morning at 10.30am, with burial afterwards in Churchtown Cemetery. Enquiries to O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Killarney, Co Kerry 064-6637123.
Fondest greetings dear listeners/readers and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Tuesday morning.
The Duggan Family are pulling out all the stops to make their re-enactment of the renowned Drishane Garden Fete a day to remember on Sunday while at the same time raising great money for the Baby Jacob fund. See posters for details.
Our beautiful Country Park will be open of course every day .
A very full week just gone past here in Millstreet and an even fuller one coming up. The annual Mass at Tubrid Well was blessed with brilliant sunshine on Friday evening last. The crowds were well up on former years. No less than four priests concelebrated , the parish choir attended and amplification was provided as always by the treasured John Anthony O Sullivan.
The death has occurred on Monday, May 24, 2010 of Sr. Kathleen O’RIORDAN (Columban Sister) of St. Columban’s Convent, Magheramore, Wicklow. Late of Laught, Rathcoole, Mallow, Co. Cork, and Chile. Deeply regretted by her sisters Helen McMunn, Mary Finnerty, Hannah MacPhaidin, Noreen Kiely, brothers Joe and Brendan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunt, nieces and nephews, grandniece and grandnephews, relatives, friends and Religious Community. R.I.P. Funeral tomorrow, Wednesday, after 11.30am Mass in the Convent Chapel to the Convent Cemetery. Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Sr. Kathleen in St. John’s Church Dromagh on Monday, May 31, at 8pm.
Tickets for the Cork v Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday May 30th will be on sale from the MUNSTER GAA TICKET VAN at Coleman’s Centra, 2.30pm to 4.00pm Tuesday May 25th
Bowling (Kilcorney) Junior A : Paul Burke bt Michael Murphy 1bwl €4,000 Vincent Kiely bt Seamus Sexton 1bwl €2,000. Club: Michael Murphy bt Mark Burke 1bwl €2,600. Senior Championship Quarter Final Draw Pat Butler v Aidan Murphy Kilcorney Fri 28th May at 2.30 p.m
My great great grandmother Johanna/Hannah Mahoney was one of the “Earl Grey Famine Orphans” from Millstreet sent to Australia in 1850. Her parents were Daniel Mahoney, a shoe maker, and Catherine nee Sheehan both deceased. I found a Widow Mahony and 3 dependants were evicted from Rathcoole in 1847 which could be Catherine.
I am trying to find out where Daniel and Catherine would have been buried as probable famine victims. Would it have been Cillin on the Clara Road or Clondrohid?
I would like to pay my respects and if possible plant a tree in their memory.
Although I was born and raised in New Zealand I have lived in Clonakilty the past 16 years and have only recently discovered my ancestors.
Between 1848 and 1850 over 4,000 adolescent female orphans emigrated from Irish workhouses to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide on the other side of the world. Their emigration has become known as the ‘Earl Grey scheme’ after its principal architect, Earl Grey, Secretary of State for the Colonies in Lord John Russell’s Whig government at the time of the Great Irish Famine.
Ten years ago today there was a mass on top of Clara to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the erection of the first cross on Clara. To remember that day, we have added a number of photos that were taken that day. [read more …] “Clara Mass 2000”
On Thursday, 13th May 2010 as Monsignor Michael Manning concluded the celebration of Mass at Canon O’Donovan Centre a special presentation was made by Mary Feeley to the priest who has been the dedicated Parish Priest of Millstreet parish for the past seventeen years. It was also indicated that Margaret Kelleher is also retiring having been such a splendidly devoted Sacristan at St. Patrick’s Church for many years. Special retirement occasion will take place in the Church and at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Friday night, 28th May 2010. (Pics: Seán Radley) [read more …] “Monsignor Michael Manning Presentation”
A MAN employed as a bus driver by a youth group in Cork is a convicted rapist, a court heard yesterday.
Romanian national and Millstreet resident Ioan Munteanu pleaded guilty before Judge James McNulty at Macroom District Court in Co Cork to failure to inform an employer of a sexual offence, contrary to the Sex Offenders Act 2001.
The case has prompted the ISPCC to call for a radical reinforcement of the laws governing the vetting of those who work with children and teenagers.
“There should be a statutory responsibility on every employer to have their employees vetted [where children and teenagers were concerned],” said Caroline O’Sullivan, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s director of services.
When reading the article below, keep in mind the fact that it refers to “Millstreet Country Park and Surrounds“, and that nothing is supplied that shows that the Park allowed hares to be removed, but that never got in the way of an organisation with an agenda. The Country Park have responded by saying that they allowed no hares to be removed from the Park.
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has called on Millstreet Country Park to act to keep coursers out of its 500 acre nature attraction. A document obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows that a total of 78 hares were removed from the park and its surrounds last November and December.
In a letter to the park, we commented that interference with the resident hare population is “contrary to the ethos of the country park which invites people to come to enjoy nature and discover the ‘exciting revelations within the animal kingdom’.”
An extract from a document obtained by ICABS. It shows that 78 hares were captured from Millstreet Country Park and surrounds late last year.
Pictured at the presentation of the 2010 AIB Better Ireland Award Cheques in the Millstreet, Co. Cork Branch of AIB on Thursday, 15th April. From left: Seán Brennan, Branch Manager AIB Millstreet, Sr. Mercedes Behan (representing St. Vincent de Paul, Millstreet – St. Patrick’s Conference – €2,000.00 cheque), Joan O’Mahony. Principal (representing Presentation N.S., Millstreet – €3,000.00 cheque), Diarmuid McCarthy, Principal (representing Holy Family N.S., Rathmore, Co. Kerry – €5,000.00 cheque) and Mary Murphy, AIB Better Ireland Programme Coordinator, Millstreet AIB Branch, Co. Cork. (Picture: Seán Radley)
The Drishane Castle Garden Fete was a traditional bi annual established by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus during their time in Drishane Convent 1909 – 1992. It was staged as a fund raiser for the Missions.
It was always an event held close to people’s hearts, attracting crowds of supporters from near and far. Sadly the tradition died when the Sisters’ time in Drishane came to an end, the last one was staged in May 1990 exactly 20 years ago.
2010 sees the revival of the Garden Fete on Sunday May 30th 1pm – 6pm. It promises to be a day of great festivity and celebration. It co incidentally corresponds with the Polish Celebration of “Children’s Day” further ensuring that it will be a fun filled day for all members of the family. The Committee is delighted to offer an afternoon of quality entertainment for all members of the family while also helping Baby Jacob in his lifetime challenge of blindness. [read more …] “Drishane Garden Fête from the 1930s”
The death has occurred on Sunday, May 16th, 2010 of Eileen O’HANLON, (née Dineen) of Ballydaly and Carrigtwohill, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal today, Tuesday, at 7.30pm to Our Lady of Lourdes, Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 11am, followed by burial in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1013 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather dull and calm Tuesday morning.
Brian Murphy who is a panel beater from Cloughoulabeg, Millstreet, will be taking part in the FBD Insurance 8-Day Cycle Race which starts in Dunboyne on Sunday 23rd May and finishes in Skerries Dublin on Sunday 30th May. The race is a gruelling event and 10 professional teams as well as club teams from all over Ireland are taking part. Brian is a member of Kanturk Town Cycling Club and the Club have a five man team consisting of Brian Murphy, Will Curtin, Brian Canty, Richard Hooten & Bryan Long taking part this year. This is the lads first time in this race and we wish them all the best of luck.
Our outdoor pursuits on Sunday were many and varied,with Ballydaly staging their annual Sports and Leisure Day, at their local School Grounds, a music extravaganza at Star Trax recording Studio in Knocknagree and a fun day for all ages in our Town Park organised by the local Clubs. People turned out with children, babies in prams, dogs on leads in brilliant sunshine to see dads and granddads, moms and grandmothers tog off for a real fun game of football. Which was followed by matches for a variety of age groups. The pipe band opened the show. The Celts provided music al fresco, and Jerry Pat filled the air with the tempting aroma of roasting burgers and snacks. There was no fee at the gate, and a great time was had by all.
GAA Duhallow – JHL: Kilbrin 0-14 Millstreet 0-11; JBFL Freemount 1-12 St.John’s 1-08; Duhallow U12 B Football Final: Millstreet beat Boherbue on Sunday Evening
Greyhounds – Curraheen Park 525: Two Wheel Training A4. Stakes. Final – Michael Murphy’s (Millstreet) Shanaknock Star (Droopys Scolari-Last Sheila) (6) 3-1 1; Hook Head (1) 6-4 2; Danielles Rio (4) 4-1 3. Sh, sh. 29.28.
Sciath na Scol Finals: C1 Sc Columbas (Ovens) v Millstreet 15 a side 20 mins a half Tues June 1st Pairc Ui Rinn