Breeda Broderick

She was Breda O Connor before becoming Pat Broderick’s wife
In Millstreet she raised her children and lived there for the most of her life
But a heart that was full of kindness sad to say forever still
And she will be missed by many in the Town by Clara Hill,
In Millstreet in Duhallow the changes happening fast
And memories of times gone by are all that seem to last
Yet in memory she has not died as she was she does remain
And in our mental pictures of her she looks well and young again
I last saw Breda Broderick years ago and far away
In the West End of Millstreet Town on a cold November day
A harsh wind blew from Clara Hill quite cold enough to snow
But as ever she was happy she possessed the inner glow
In the minds of those who knew her she’s still living and she hasn’t aged a day
‘Tis only her mortal remains in the Millstreet graveyard lay.

by Francis Duggan

RTE Player goes Worldwide

RTÉ Player International Range of programmes available This article is aimed at those that are out of Ireland (and there are more and more of ye these days) .

RTÉ Player which for the last six months has allowed viewing of TV programs online for three weeks after they have been aired on TV, but which was limited to Ireland, has now gone worldwide. So, if you’re in London, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong or Milan, you will be able to catch up with what is happening back in Ireland.

On in the past it has been frustrating to point to a video on RTE, but those abroad have not been able to see it. Hopefully this now solves most of those problems

Obviously due to copyright issues it will not show foreign produced programmes, but will show most of the home produced programmes.

And, also new is the 24 hour online RTE News and current affairs channel.

Regional Report 1001 23rd February 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir, and welcome to news report 1,001 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and very calm Tuesday morning, with the little birds still begging for food outside the kitchen window and it has just started to snow.

Re Community Council Awards. Special Award will be presented to the Sisters of the Divine Jesus(Drishane Nuns) in recognition of the great work that they have done over the years both in Ireland in many countries abroad. Sponson Noel C Duggan & Family.

Our heartiest congratulations go out this week to our brilliant Scór na nÓg, Instrumental Music team who won the All-Ireland Final in Athlone on Saturday night. Boherbue coming joint first in set-dancing and 2nd in the Question time. A grand home-coming reception was laid on for them in the town on Monday night, finishing up at the GAA Hall where many tributes were paid to them, and to all concerned to them.

Duhallow finals of Scór na Paistí will be held at the Edel Quinn Hall this Sunday.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1001 23rd February 2010”

Death Notice: Phil McCarthy

MCCARTHY (Dublin and Millstreet) February 22, 2010. Peacefully at St. Vincents Hospital Dublin, Philomina (Phil) eldest daughter of the late Denis and Elizabeth McCarthy, Pound Hill. Sadly missed by Brendan, sisters Maureen, and Theresa, brother Denis, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephew and grandnieces, cousins relatives and friends, May she Rest in Peace. Her family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, consultants and staff of St Vincents Hospital for the excellent care and kindness shown to Phil over the years. Reposing at the Patrick Massey Funeral Home the Coombe, removal this Wednesday evening to Church of the Holy Cross Dundrum arriving 5 o’clock Funeral tomorrow (Thursday) after 10 o’c Mass to Shanganagh Cemetery

from the Irish Times Death Notices

Peg Coleman

2013-01-13 Millstreet Mastero - Peg Coleman

She was mother of Billy and John Coleman two Millstreet sportsmen of sporting renown
And wife of Paddy of the Coleman Brothers reputable business men of Millstreet Town
A family woman devoted to her husband and children in life her friends in numbers they did grow
Peg Coleman will be missed by all who knew her and by her many friends in Minor Row,
She lived to be a good age in her nineties in nine decades there’s many a night and day
Amongst the dead of Millstreet Town and Parish Peg Coleman now at peace forever lay
A good person she deserves to be remembered memories of her will outlive this simple rhyme
When I was a boy she was a mature woman and that is going back many years in time
Most of the adults of my childhood are now deceased and our biological clocks on our lives tick away
It would be great if we could live forever but for all of us a final night and day
Yes it would be nice if we could live forever but only Nature lives forever more
Peg Coleman she did live to be a great age for a decade of years at least with four score
To live that long in itself an achievement but she did live quite a successful life
A good mother to her sons John and Billy and to Paddy Coleman a devoted wife.

by Francis Duggan

Firesale of Council Houses

Fairfield Rise, Millstreet, Co. Cork - Click to view photosThe Corkman has run an article again this week  on how Cork County Council is flogging a number of council houses in the North Cork Area, three of which are in Millstreet.

FIFTY-ONE NEW houses in estates throughout North Cork, owned by Cork County Council but unpurchased under the Affordable Housing Scheme, have been put up for sale on the open market. In a clear sign of the times, the council is being forced to sell the houses for “whatever the market will offer for them”. Ten of the house are in Bweeng, three in Millstreet, two in Castlelyons, 11 in Rathcormac, 10 in Mitchelstown, one in Kilworth, six in Glanworth, two in Charleville and six in Kanturk.

Read the full article on the Corkman’s website

Snow Pics from the cold spell

Patsy McAuliffe and Noel Collins negotiating the snow at Clara Road, Millstreet on Sunday, 10th January 2010. (Pic.: Seán Radley)
Line up line up ... what's all this white stuff about ... and where is our food? (

This is a collection of some of the best snow photos from the Millstreet area during the snow, ice and cold in January. See below for all the (30+) photos. Unfortunately the snow and cold has not gone away, and will be with us for a few more days!

[read more …] “Snow Pics from the cold spell”

Scór Sinsear – County Finals

The Millstreet Team which won the Munster Scór Sinsear Question Time in 2009. The team were (front row): John Tarrant, Liam Flynn, Pat Sheehan

The County finals of the Cork Scór Sinsear are on tonight in Eire Óg GAA Pavilion in Ovens at 7pm. Millstreet are represented in the Novelty Act (Cian O’Mahony and Jerry Doody) while they are also in the Question Time (John Tarrant, Jerry Doody and Pat Sheehan)

RESULTS: County Champions in the Question Time, Second in the Novelty Act
Millstreet enjoyed success at the County Senior Scór Finals hosted in the Eire Og GAA Pavillion, Ovens last night. A question time team of Jerry Doody, Pat Sheehan and John Tarrant retained their county title. Millstreet added a runner up position in the novelty act per a trio of Geraldine Dennehy, James Linehan and Jerry Doody.The triumphant Millstreet team progresses to a Munster semi final scheduled for home soil in Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Sunday, March 7. – (reporter John Tarrant)

Indeed Duhallow competitors won 7 of the 8 titles on offer: Results and more below

[read more …] “Scór Sinsear – County Finals”

Instrumental Music All-Ireland Champions

Scór na nÓg All-Ireland finals: Millstreet were popular winners to capture the Instrumental Music category from a quintet of Donal Linehan, Alanna Barry, Kelly Murphy, James Linehan and Cian Dennehy who delivered a series of rousing tunes to capture their first title. In doing so, Millstreets efforts met unaminous approval and fended off the challenge provided by Corofin(Galway), Scottstown(Monaghan) and Dromard (Longford). Pictured with GAA President Christy Cooney (right). (click on the photo for a better shot)

Congratulations to all involved, because it takes a lot of effort to get everything right for the five different stages to win the All-Ireland.

Photos and full report from John Tarrant (more below)

[read more …] “Instrumental Music All-Ireland Champions”

Ballydaly in Early February

A cold start to another cold Winter’s day
From the overnight frost the old fields looking gray
A cold wind is blowing from Caherbarnagh Hill
And the Cails bank high from Kippagh flows with a will
To join with Finnow In flood waters of brown
In Claraghatlea a mile from Millstreet Town
As a result of yesterday’s heavy rain
Flood waters are babbling in the roadside drain
And hungry redwings chirping on the leafless trees
In temperatures of minus one degrees
In the farmyard in galvanize cattle shed
The hungry cows and bullocks bellow to be fed
And February is blowing out a cold chill
In the harsh wind from Caherbarnagh Hill.

from Francis Duggan

Parish Newsletter 21st Feb 2010

First Sunday of Lent – 21st February, 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
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:

RECENT DEATHS: John Mullane, Coolikerane

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 20th Feb:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Patsy McSweeney, Ballinkeane & Rathcoole
Cullen Vigil 8.00 p.m. Denis & Pat Joe Murphy, Coolinarne

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 21st Feb 2010”

DART – Duhallow Rural Transport

Duhallow Rural Area Transport (DART) provides an invaluable service to people living in rural areas in Duhallow to access basic amenities such as health clinics, pension, shopping.

Fares are as follow: Free for Travel Pass Holders. Adults: €3.50 up to 5 Miles, €6.00 thereafter, Students €2.50 return, Children ages 10 and over €2.00 return, Children ages 5-10 €1.00 accompanied by adult, children under 5 free accompanied by adult.
Special Trips and Outings: Special Trips and outings organised by your local community such as Bingo, Swimming, Matches, Social Outings during the day or night, out of school and summer camp activities etc. can be organised through DART where quotations are provided on request. Indicative subsidies are available from the HSE to Senior Citizens Groups. For further details please contact DART at 029-60648.

In the near future, IRD Duhallow will have the timetable on their website, but for the moment the latest timetables are listed below.

update (May 2010): IRD Duhallow have put the DART  timetables on their website for everyone to read.

[read more …] “DART – Duhallow Rural Transport”

Looking for Carrolls

I am looking for information on my family that lived in Millstreet, Cork. We will be in Cork May 2011 and would love to find the graves of our great grandparents & our great, great grandparents. Daniel Carroll Millstreet, his father Michael Carroll & mother Mary (Sweeney) Carroll, Catherine (Kelleher) Carroll Millstreet, her father Timothy Kelleher & mother Ellen (Conway) Kelleher. Would be great to find family (still living).

Vivian Glacken

Reply to Vivian directly by email at , as a comment on this page, or through our ContactUs page.

U21 Football Championship Tonight 8pm

Millstreet play Kanturk in Millstreet Town Park tonight under lights at 8pm in the U21 Football Championship. (Note this is a change of venue as it was scheduled previously for Kiskeim)

From this weeks Corkman:

The appealing clash of Kanturk and Millstreet takes place in Millstreet on Friday night where both sides will look to emerging talent as future development. Kanturk fell to Newmarket in the last two campaigns but victory in the divisional JAFC will instil confidence in a side built around county players Lorcan McLoughlin and Aidan Walsh.

Millstreet look to promising talent that emerged at minor level, fronted by Mark Ellis and Darren Sheehan though though they will lack the experience of their opponents.

Result: Millstreet won by the solitary point 1-8 to 0-10 in what was said to be a superb match and a really good display by the Millstreet lads. Will try to get a write up for this in the next few days.

Other results in the U21 Football Championship were Newmarket 0-9 Boherbue 0-7; Kiskeam 2-4 Dromtarriffe 0-9; Knocknagree 1-8 Cullen 0-10; Lyre 3-7 Kilbrin 0-6.

Aontas Bring and Buy

As part of AONTAS Adult Learning Festival
On Friday 26th February 10am – 1pm

Mallow Return To Education Centre will be holding a ‘BRING AND BUY’ cake sale, all the proceeds will go to Haiti Earthquake appeal.
There will also be an art exhibition, hand and head massage and a chance to see what learning opportunities are available in the area.

Mallow Return To Education Centre, Lower Beecher Street. Tel 022 51958

Aontas are the Irish National Adult Learning Organisation
Read more about the Adult Learning Festival and where events are being held on their website

Eily broadcasts her 1,000th report

A LADY at the heart and soul of all current affairs in Millstreet celebrated a very important milestone in her career on Tuesday as regional reporter for C103 Radio Station when she visited the studio in Mallow and read report No 1,000 live on air.

Eily Buckley was warmly welcomed by presenters Patricia Messenger and John Paul McNamara, who she speaks to regularly in her weekly link up with the station. Eily’s colleagues from LTV2 local television Sean Radley and cameraman William Fitzgerald were also on hand to record this historic occasion.

The regional reports, broadcast weekly from several locations around the county, are a vital link for listeners, and people like Eily are invaluable, said presenter Patricia Messenger.

Read the rest of this front page article  on the Corkman this week!

Millstreet Matters 18th Feb 2010

Ballydaly is a community that holds a strong identity and sense to its name. Through its many organisations down through the years, Ballydaly has maintained and developed the area as a vibrant community.

Behind Ballydaly’s vibrancy is its Community Hall — that’s the hub centre to local life. And when the Hall reached its 50th Anniversary, friends and associates convened to honour the special occasion.

Through Chairman Tom O’Sullivan and Secretary Ritchie O’Connor, the Hall remains in active use and splendidly kept. The foresight to Ballydaly Hall surfaced on the endeavours of a committee coming together to construct a meeting place.

[read more …] “Millstreet Matters 18th Feb 2010”

FETAC Level 5 Organic Horticulture Course – Enrollment

Picture of FETAC CertificateCo. Cork VEC Back To Education Initiative (BTEI) is currently offering places on its Organic Horticulture Course in Mallow Return To Education Centre. This FETAC Level 5 course will take place every Monday, starting February 22nd 2010 from 10.00am to 3.00pm. First year modules include Organic Production Principles, Food Crops and Communications with all eight FETAC modules offered over 2 years. Our first-year participants will be advancing onto their second year, while our second-years will be qualifying.

The programme has a very strong emphasis on practical organic skills, as well as classroom based tutoring. Participants gain practical experience in all aspects of organic growing from soil preparation and sowing, no-dig growing systems, crop rotation, pest and disease management, through to harvesting.

[read more …] “FETAC Level 5 Organic Horticulture Course – Enrollment”

Niamh Kavanagh Eurovision 2010

Niamh Kavanagh - Eurosong 2010!from one of our readers:

Hi, just want to let the people of Millstreet know that Eurovision winner 1993, Niamh Kavanagh has made it to the last 5 in the Eurosong qualifiers this year. Eurovision this year will be held in Oslo. The Eurosong is on March the 5th and it would be great to have the people of Millstreet rooting for their own winner by voting for her on the night!! She has set up a page on facebook for updates- ‘Niamh Kavanagh Eurosong 2010

Regional Report 1000 at C103

Pictured at the C103 Studio in Mallow celebrating Eily Buckley’s Regional Report No. 1,000. Seated from left: Eily Buckley and Patricia Messenger. At back from left: Seán Radley, William Fitzgerald (LTV2), Geraldine Dunne (Eily’s daughter) and John Paul of C103. LTV2 Programme 156 on this Thursday at 10.00pm will include a feature on this historic occasion. (Picture by Sheila Fitzgerald)

Marymount Hospice Cheque

Photographed at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet marking the presentation of a substantial cheque to Marymount Hospice, Cork following a major country-and-western event at the Gleneagle, Killarney organised by John J.Herlihy & Friends of the Knocknagree Cancer Committee.   Seated,  from left: Michael O’Keeffe, Antoinette O’Sullivan (for Marymount Hospice), John J. Herlihy.At back,  from left:  Lilly O’Sullivan, Denis Hickey and Noelle Feeney.    A cheque for the same amount of €11,401.73 has already been presented to Kerry Cancer Care Group resulting from the same event. (Picture:  Seán Radley)

Regional Report 1,000 16th February 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1,000 from Millstreet.

Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very,very, special Tuesday morning.

This is Shrove Tuesday, so we can all stuff ourselves with those lovely pancakes, before we give up some of our favourite things for the six weeks of Lent  which starts to-morrow with Ash Wednesday. And it’s a day of  Fast and Abstinance. Holy Ashes will be distributed  at  Millstreet Church at Masses at 10am and 7pm. In Cullen at 7.30 and Ballydaly at 8pm. Trocaire Boxes are available at the end of the church.

As this is the milestone 1,000th edition of the Millstreet Regional Report, it would be nice if everyone left a nice comment in appreciation of Eily and all those involved over the years in producing the report week-in-week-out. Click here to leave a comment

[read more …] “Regional Report 1,000 16th February 2010”

SuperValu in attempted ATM Ram-Raid

The top story on today’s Evening Echo: about a jeep which was driven into the front door of SuperValu in an attempt to steal the ATM at 5am this morning (click on the photo for a more readable version)

above is from the Evening Echo
below is from the Irish Examiner
and also in the Corkman

[read more …] “SuperValu in attempted ATM Ram-Raid”

Cullen’s golden jubilee of rebirth

FIFTY years of gaelic games was acknowledged at a celebratory function by Cullen GAA in the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Saturday night.

When the Duhallow Board was set up in 1933, a GAA Club was formed in Cullen, the first President was Dr. Pat O’Callaghan, who twice won Olympic gold medals. Success came early to the club on capturing Duhallow Junior Football titles in 1936 and 1939.

During the war years, Cullen GAA fell into decline. However in 1959, Cullen GAA to re-establish itself as a dynamic outlet within its community. At times, success has been lean but with excellent playing facilities and a flourishing juvenile structure, the fortunes of Cullen GAA came on leaps and bounds.

Current chairman Dan Dennehy explained the second coming of Cullen GAA stemmed from a Vocational School in the Village, one of the teachers had three All-Ireland medals with Cork.

View the full article on the Corkman

Parish Newsletter 14th Feb 2010

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. 14th February, 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
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:


Kathleen O’Sullivan, Mitchelstown

Eileen Byrne (nee O’Sullivan) late of Killowen & Hacketstown, Co. Carlow

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 14th Feb 2010”

Millstreet Day Care Centre

Millstreet Day Care Centre welcomes senior citizens and retired people from Millstreet town and catchment area, to attend the centre.
Enjoy the social interaction, mid-day meal, entertainment – bingo, cards, sing-a-long, exercises, arts and crafts, etc.
Nursing services also available. Other services available include assistance with showers, laundry, chiropody, hairdressing and physiotherapy.
Meals-on-Wheels can be delivered to your door 5 days a week, Monday to Friday at a very reasonable cost. Healthy, wholesome 3 course meals are cooked here in the centre and delivered in a sealed hygienic container, can be eaten immediately or microwaved later.
If you yourself would like to attend the day-centre or if you would like a parent or relation to attend, please ring the centre at 029-70926.Transport can be organized.