Eoin Moynihan (Ballydaly) and Charlie Drake (Derinagree) are currently taking part in group N of WRC Australia (3rd to 5th September). The two have been in Australia for a few years, and have started rallying recently, under Charlie’s own motorsport team Celtic Motorsport. They are driving a Subaru Impreza WRX N4 for this race.
Recently I became aware that the 1911 Census has been published online at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie. So if you would like to find who was in your house the night of that census, or if you would like to trace your ancestors then this is an interesting place to look. Personally, I have found my own four grandparents and my 7 great grandparents that were still alive then, and some more interesting facts too.
In this census, Millstreet Town is not a district, but is split into two separate DEDs (District Electoral Divisions): Coomlogane and Drishane from the days of the great houses in town. The full list of local DED’s are:
note: the Derragh DED which was in the 1901 census is now gone and is part of the Cullen DED in 1911.
The census was taken on April 2nd 1911.
(pic. Seán Radley)
(pic. Seán Radley)
Tour of Ireland Cycle Race
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These picutures were taken on Bealac a very steep climb through the Curragh Mountains and the village of Ballydaly.
In a sign of the world we live in, it seems that the court services have no plans to return to the newly refurbished Carnegie Hall where it has sat for the last 100 years. It had planned to return after refurbishment work which continued over the last year was complete, but it now seems that that is not the case, as they blamed the “current economic climate”. Unfortunately that seems to be excuse that most are using these days, because it is too easy to get away with.
Read the full story here: http://www.corkman.ie/news/no-court-plan-to-lease-or-rent-new-millstreet-facilities-1871243.html
(pic. Seán Radley)
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 977 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this the First day of September.
Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 2,5, 7,23
And the Jackpot as not won. €100 went to June Pomeroy, she was also the seller and got €50 sellers prize.€50 went to Emma Coleman, €20 each to Mary Crowley, Dromagh, Elleen Sheehan, Wallis Arms, Maura Cronin ,MainSt, Derry Curtin, Drishane Rd, Ciara & Breda c/o Tarrants, Ml O Connell Castleisland, Juli c/o the Shop Ballydaly, and Connie O Sullivan, Rylane. Jackpot for next week €13,400 the draw at the MalPaso on Sunday night.
“OLD DOG,NEW TRICK” is a recently published collection oh poems by Roger Casey from Cullen. This book contains a mixture of tribute poems and amusing verses on the many memorable events and remarkable characters in the Cullen area. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be shared by Cullen Pipe Band and The Friends of Mallow Hospital.
The Launch of “Old Dog, New Trick”, will take place in Cullen Community Centre on Friday, 11th September, at 9pm. Tea and refreshments will be served.
(pic Seán Radley)
(pic. Seán Radley)
Millstreet Junior footballers crashed out of the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship after a narrow defeat at the hands of Kanturk. Played in Kiskeim in very wet conditions, Millstreet lead for most of the match, only to be over-taken in the last few minutes….
You can read the report from the corkman here: http://www.corkman.ie/sport/gaelic-football/late-walsh-point-noses-kanturk-past-millstreet-in-junior-a-clash-1871209.html
(pic Seán Radley)
“A spectacular new water feature will be uneveiled at Millstreet Country Park on Sunday with Belgian Ambassador to Ireland Mr Robert Devriese performing the official duties.
The showpiece is a replica of the original Mont des Arts, built in the central square of Brussels in the early years of the 20th century.
The showcase square was created for the Universal Exposition held in the city in 1910. It featured a Park and a monumental staircase with cascading waterfalls descending the gentle slope from the Place Royal down to Emperor Boulevard”
Read the full article as well as other Millstreet news here: http://www.corkman.ie/local-notes/millstreet-matters-belgian-ambassador-to-unveil-water-feature-1871278.html (print edition 27th August 2009)
Millstreet Matters by John Tarrant appears in the Corkman Newspaper every week.
(A special thanks to Dan Casey, Carrigacooleen)
Taken in front of the AIB. Spot anyone you know? I can see Maurice Murphy.
Don’t forget that the September Fair day is on this coming Sunday!
(pic. Seán Radley)
Lots more photos from the cycling below, (just click on the small pictures to see bigger ones)
Millstreet Debs 2009 took place on 25th August 2009. A full report on this occasion later, pictures are by Elaine Kelleher. A special mention to Ava and Clodagh two little girls who dressed up for the occasion.
fron the Corkman:
Millstreet Community School pupils replaced school uniforms with glittering ball gowns and dapper tuxedos for their debs ball.
The Millstreet school pupils and friends were out in force at their hosting in the Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire.
A distinct air of glamour surrounded the event as beautiful young ladies accompanied by handsome young men had a night to remember as they dined in style and danced to the beat on their big social event of the year.
This was taken as Kilmeedy Bridge Millstreet of the Tour of Ireland cycle race, 22nd of August 2009.(Saturday) – sent in by John Casey Carrigacooleen
Lance Armstrong pictured second from right during the recent Tour of Ireland cycling race approaching the pass over Musheramore (known locally as Togher). The race later passed through Millstreet Town twice on its way to Killarney (pic. Andreas Zenker)
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 976 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this bright ‘n sunny Tuesday morning.
Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 7, 12, 16, 25, and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Helen Murphy, Killarney Rd, the seller was her brother Pat and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Dan Crowley, Mnr Row, €20 each to Con. O Connor, Rathrue, Mary and Jenny Corkery, Ballydaly, Tom O Sullivan, Ballydaly, Kate Dennehy, Dromahoe, Julia Mary O Sullivan, Fairfield Rise, John FitzGerald, Minor Row, Mike Healy Clara Rd. and Andrew Buckley c/o Marie Twomey. Jackpot for next week €13,200 , the draw at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. [read more …] “Regional Report 976”
Members of the Buckley Family outside their native home and pointing out the location of the very first Feis in Kilcorney. In memory of the late Seán Buckley the Vintage Tractor Group stopped as a mark of respect outside the Buckley homestead. (pic. Seán Radley)
Congrats to the Millstreet competitors that won medals in the Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann 2009 held in Tullamore over the weekend:
U12 One Row Melodeon: 3rd James Linehan
U15 One Row Melodeon: 3rd Donal Linehan
U15 All Girls Set Dancing: 2nd Millstreet CCE
(Spots of beauty and historical interest)
The Millers Bridge
Mount Leader Lodge
Less than one kilometer from Millstreet town just off the road on the left stands one of the finest examples of a medieval Fort. A similar one was excavated a short distance from here in the sixties and was found to contain several passage-ways and cavities or small rooms, also an oghan stone bearing one of the oldest forms of writing in Europe. The stone is housed in the local museum as well as pictures of the interior of the Fort. Legend has it that this fort was at the top this the field on which it now stands and that it moved to it’s present location over-night, and also the in years gone when a ploughman was ploughing this field, the plough hit a stone and it was heard dropping away down underground, frightening both horses and ploughman. A fine view of Mount Leader house (now in ruins) can be seen from this point. [read more …] “Macroom Road”
The St.Patrick’s Church Restoration Committee published a flier at mass on Sunday 22nd August with an appeal for help with the ongoing restoration of the church.
From the middle ages to modern times, from the tiny structure in a remote hamlet to the soaring Cathedral in a great city, the Church has been the focal poing in our lives. It has been the place of a sanctuary for the outlaw, the place of refuge for the troubled and the place of peace for all. It is here we bring our babies to be baptised, where our young people are married and from where our loved ones leave to be buried.
Now in Millstreet, St.Patricks Church needs us.We make this restoration Appeal to those near and far. You may have family members nationwide or abroad who would welcome the chance to contribute. Send this leaflet to them, giving them the opportunity to join with us in ensuring that our church will be handed on the the next generation in good condition and a fitting place or worship.
Above is a selection of what is on the leaflet, which you can see below (front and back) below, and which can be seen in better detail by clicking on the pictures: