A Very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our readers whether you are here in Ireland or on some other far flung corner of the globe. Get out and enjoy the festivities, and celebrate the fact that you’re Irish, or that you have some connection to Ireland (anything will do!) … and hopefully you’ll be able to get up as normal in the morning!
from the LTV2 Facebook page
Baby Jacob had his second operation yesterday and is in recovery now. Unfortunately he is in a lot of pain, is not taking fluids and is very tired, so he has been moved to another hospital. Hopefully he will come around soon.
Rose O’Neill of The Project who is coordinating the current push was interviewed on the C103 news this morning (listen to the audio clip above). They plan on recording the song Something Inside So Strong (by Labi Siffre) as the charity single.
The Baby Jacob facebook page is up to 1,120 fans and growing all the time. It has all the up to date news and info.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 2004 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold but mild Eve of St Patricks Day.
Well our Community Council Awards Social which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night, lived up the all expectations. There was an unprecedented demand for tickets, with many of the committee giving up theirs to accommodate others. A wonderful four course meal was served, then the presentations and speeches went ahead, ably headed by Councillor Noel Buckley and the rest of the night was danced away to the beautiful music of the Celts. Look up the papers and our website for all the details. Many thanks to all who helped in any way to make this important event so successful and enjoyable.
The Ballycotton 10K is coming up soon (Sunday March 21st 2010), and with the entry list full, there are a number of Millstreet runners. Best of luck to all involved.
55 O’CALLAGHAN, Grainne
340 COFFEY, Donal
2338 O’LEARY, William
2339 O’LEARY, Thomas
2522 THORNTON, Michael
2954 O’CONNELL, Aoife
3139 HICKEY, Humphrey
The death has occurred on Monday, March 15, 2010 of Mary LENIHAN, (née Murphy) of Boherbue, Cork.
Beloved wife of Denis Lenihan, Ballyhoulihan. Removal from Drew’s Funeral Home tomorrow, Wednesday, at 8pm to The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boherbue. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
LYNCH (Presentation Convent, Mooncoyn, Co. Kilkenny and late of Presentation Convent, Waterford and formerly of Kippagh, Millstreet, Co. Cork) March 14, 2010, at Waterford Regional Hospital, Sr. Aloysius; deeply regretted by her loving brother Danny, nieces, nephews, her Presentation Sisters, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Prayers today (Tuesday) at 5.15 o’c. in the Convent Church, Mooncoyn. Followed by Removal at 5.45 o’c. to the Church of the Assumption, Mooncoyn. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11 o’c. Followed by Burial in the Convent Cemetery, Mooncoyn.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam uasal
The Stone circle in Millstreet Country Park. This photo appears on the inchigeelagh.net website
A1 Tuition are running an Easter Revision Course for Exam Students.
The teachers are A1, experienced teachers who have corrected exam papers.
They have the experience and knowledge required to guide students in maximizing their exam results.
This is the focus of the Easter Revision Course.
Class sizes are limited.
Anyone interested can contact Pam Thornton @ 029 21144
U21FC quarter-finals: Lyre 2-12 Millstreet 2-11
Minor FL Group 2: Millstreet 1-9 Bantry Blues 0-5
Ladies Football: Feile Peil Round 1: Castlehaven 4-4 Millstreet 2-19
Duhallow U16 League Football Final (2009): Millstreet beat Boherbue last Wednesday night in this delayed final
Sun 21st: Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 2: Na Piarsaigh “B” v Millstreet at Na Piarsaigh @ 3.00 pm.
County Cup 3rd round: Springfield “B” 0 Millstreet Cel 3
St. Michael’s Cup quarter-finals: Leeside “B” 2 Rathcoole Rovers “A” 2 (Rathcoole won 11-10 on pens aet)
League 3A: Ballinhassig 3 Los Zarcos 2.
U15 Div 2 Park v Rathcoole Rovers
[read more …] “Results & Fixtures: 15th March 2010”
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT TIME
14th March, 2010
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
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
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 13th March:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Julia & Brenda Hartnett, The Bridge
Cullen Vigil 8.00 p.m. J. J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty
I’ve heard that Ballydaly does not have a football team
Which puts a cloud on Tommy Tucker’s dream
That they might win Duhallow for third time
And give some bard another chance to rhyme.
They won their first Duhallow title more than forty years ago
Some time back in the fifties that I know
Though of my dates I’m not too very clear
I think ’twas fifty seven was the year.
When Ballydaly had their first big win
And their footballers were celebtated men
And John Twomey wrote of Ballydaly Boys
And west of Millstreet bonfires lit the skies.
[read more …] “Ballydaly’s Gaelic Football Glory Days”
From that interview, a Facebook page has been setup with the aim of generating awareness (there are 470+ fans already in a day and a half), and they say that they are in an advanced stage of making a Charity Single for the fund! which will be available online and also in selected stores as CD’s.
More info below:
[read more …] “Charity Single plan for “Baby Jacob””
Knocknakilla Stone Circle which is on the list of National Monuments of Ireland
To all the mothers out there, have a very happy Mother’s Day. Make himself put on the apron, and let mum put the feet up and relax. Thanks for eveything, though we don’t say it often enough.
hi, could you please announce the following:
Congratulations to Danny Kelleher of Gneeves Millstreet and Claire Williamson of Springmount Clonakilty who got engaged on Valentines Day. Congratulations to you both and an extra congrats as they have a baby son who is 4 months old thanks – Ann Murphy
I may die as I live without much to my name
To be Millstreet’s last old fashioned rhymer my one claim to minor fame
The word poet never does apply to such as me
The stuff I pen born to mortality.
From the countryside by Clara I’ve been too long away
I would feel a stranger in Millstreet today
A stranger in Claraghatlea and Millstreet Town
Where I once did know of some local renown.
[read more …] “Millstreet’s Last Old Fashioned Rhymer”
This week in the Kilcorney column on the Corkman they talk about: Dromtariffe one day retreat, Dromtariffe Parish Hall EGM / AGM, Kilcorney Social Centre, bowling news, lotto and more.
from the Corkman
Fota Island Golf Club 14/03/2010
|12:30||Liam Burke||Tadgh O’ Flynn||Padraig Sheehan||Michael Cotter|
|12:40||Eamon Tarrant||Tommy Burke||Gordon O’ Keeffe||Michael Dineen|
|12:50||Arthur Murphy||Noel O’ Connor||Hughie O’ Connor||Eric Hickey|
|13:00||Donogh McAuliffe||Chris Twomey||Paddy Roche||Denis Hickey|
|13:10||Matt Murphy||Brendan Hickey||John Twomey||John O’ Sullivan|
|13:30||Tom Flahive||Dan Daly||Tony McCaul||James Burke|
As part of the AIB Better Ireland Programme, your local AIB branch has €10,000 to give to deserving children’s projects in your area. The three local childrens projects are:
A. the Presentation National School,
B. the Holy Family National School, and
C. St.Patricks Conference, SVP Millstreet.
The project that attracts the most votes will be awarded €5,000. Second place will receive €3,000 and third place €2,000. You can vote by texting MILLSTREET A, MILLSTREET B, or MILLSTREET C to 51303 which costs 8c and you can do iot as many times as you like, or you can do it for free on betterireland.ie/vote.html (screenshot above) but you can only do it once every 12 hours! Voting closes on March 15th, so get your votes in and support your community.
We are an active, retired couple visiting Millstreet for the second time while staying for a few days at Killarney. I know a great deal about my ancestors, the Leaders, who were from Millstreet, my ancestor owning the Leader house on Clara Mountain which was in a dilapidated state when we visited in 2003. I know of no-one actually living in Millstreet with the Leader name. My third cousin told me that I would be related to all of them there to some degree. I would like to meet some of them to say “hullo.” Way back, the Leaders and the O’Keefes were related as well. Anyone out there doing genealogy? Would you like to make contact?
Millstreet puts its best foot forward in salute of the national feast day to acknowledge St Patrick on Tuesday. The town’s Community Council are planning a late afternoon celebration with a new emphasis placed on school participation, increased prizemoney and entertainment for young and old.
The official parade is up and away at 5pm from the Dairygold Co-Op store and continues with a formal review stand in the Town Square. A special prize will be presented for the best window display.
Millstreet Pipe Band again figure on leading the parade and it complete a hectic day after a St. Patrick’s Day recital in Ballydaly after 9.30am Mass and participating in the Killarney parade.
The above appears in the Millstreet Matters column on the Corkman. This week it also discusses the People of the Year awards, Millstreet Country Park, the Community School Lenten campaign, GAA and more
AN injury-time goal from Eoghan O’Connor allowed Kanturk pull the game of the fire with a last ditch equalising strike against Millstreet in the Ducon Cup played in Millstreet on Friday night (5th March 2010).
With no shortage of commitment in evidence, it allowed an equitable outcome emerged as a fair outcome. However Kanturk left it late, O’Connor rising up amongst a cluster of players to punch home the all important goal.
from the Corkman newspaper
It was a lovely sunny day. Full of emotions, energy, happy tears and laughter. Tina and Glenn are living and working in Galway. They came along to Tina’s home town to get married. The ceremony took place in a beautiful St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Reception in an elegant and romantic Avenue Hotel in Killarney. (From Bartek Witek Photography)
Our next meeting in Millstreet is on Sunday 14th March at 7.00 p. m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road. As always everyone is welcome. Our meeting this month is very close to St. Patrick’s Day and so we will be thinking a little bit about Patrick’s life and lessons that we can learn from it. We will be looking together at some sections of the two short documents which historians are almost certain were actually written by Patrick himself. There is a lot in them about Patrick’s life and faith which can challenge and encourage us in our walk with God today.
As well as thinking about Patrick on Sunday night we will also have our usual informal time of worship and prayer. Hope to see you there.
Prepare to welcome the world to Millstreet! That’s the message from the Transition Year students at Millstreet Community School as they prepare to host the fourth annual World Wide Welcome multicultural event this Thursday, March 11 in the school library.
Starting at 7pm, the evening is a celebration of the diversity of cultures that now exist within the school and in the local community, and comprises song, dance, music and poetry, along with the chance to sample cuisine prepared by people from many of the 20 nationalities now present in the locality. Admission is free.
The students have been very busy preparing for the event, and three different groups have taken on the tasks of planning and preparation for the event.
from the Corkman newspaper
My grandfather, Timothy John O’Leary, came to the US (San Francisco, California) about 1846-1850 from Millstreet … his father and grandfather were also Timothy John O’Leary … family lore has it that my older brother was the ninth generation with the first son with that name … my brother’s son is called “Ten” within the family since he is officially Timothy John O’Leary X … I would love to know some family history from Millstreet regarding my father’s family … I can be reached on facebook or contacted directly at … thank you for any response …