Death Notice: Sr. Brendan Cronin

The death has occurred on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 of Sr. Brendan CRONIN of Scartaglin, Co. Kerry and Drishane, Millstreet. At St Joseph’s Convent, Model Farm Road. Reception prayers this Wednesday evening at 7pm at Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.

Sean Radley retires

Yesterday saw the end of an era as Seán Radley officially retired from his teaching position in the Presentation National School. As a teacher he has been renowned for the quality of his work, emphasised by the fact that he was asked to give lectures in universities in Cork and Dublin. Most in Millstreet know Seán through the schools, or through his tremendous work in the community with Millstreet Museum, LTV2, and more recently here on, and his efforts in the community are appreciated by all. We wish him well with this transition, and we are sure that he’ll be as ever-present in the community as before.

Jim Walks the Banks of Blackwater

Jim’s Plan for Walk.
Day 1. Monday 30th Aug: Muinganine to Millstreet.
Day 2 Tues 31st: Millstreet to Mallow.
Day 3. Wed, 1st Sept: Mallow to Fermoy.
Day 4. Thur: Fermoy to Lismore.
Day 5. Fri.: Lismore -Cappoquin – Strancally/Knockanore
Day 6. Sat, Knockanore – Youghal.

Jim O’Malley ends his first day of his River Blackwater Walk from where it rises near Ballydesmond down to Youghal.   Denis Burns from UCC accompanied Jim on Day One.  Brendan Murphy and I recorded the historic event for LTV2. (Seán)

Millstreet Celtic 4 Killowen 0

A.U.L. 2A – Millstreet Celtic 4 Killowen 0 (Thursday 26th August)

Killowen’s first away fixture of the campaign ended in defeat as costly errors in the second period contributed to Millstreet’s victory. Despite a promising first half showing, Killowen faded badly in the final quarter, as Millstreet’s superior fitness and teamwork prevented any notions of a Killowen comeback. The Killowen line up featured new signing Jason Mc Carthy in midfield with experienced ‘keeper Eamonn Murphy resuming in goal. Millstreet opened with a number of long range efforts that didn’t trouble Murphy whereas Killowen’s main source of attack stemmed from Pa Bermingham’s excursions down the left wing. Millstreet had a goal disallowed for pushing in the area before Owen Braun set up Declan O’ Brien after 27 minutes but his effort was blocked. [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 4 Killowen 0”

Regional Report 1028 – 31st August 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1028 from Millstreet.

Fondest greeting dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this beautiful Tuesday morning the last day of August.

The beautiful weather continues to make work and play very enjoyable for everyone. For the past couple of weeks people are out picking blackberries, some for the very first time and seeking advice from the more experienced about how to make jam, the proper sugar to use, how to freeze them and so on. On the wider scale the grain harvesting is almost complete with returns as were seldom seen as good  before, and prices up 50%, because of the drought in other countries. Everything else like silage, potatoes, vegetables etc.  falls into the same  line. The fine weather brought young and old out in the great out of doors to enjoy country walks, trips to the sea, or just messing around at home.

The schools are re-opening this week and for once the children have a fine summer to their backs as they face the confines of the classroom. And please be on the lookout for the extra traffic ,especially around schools, school buses and so on.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1028 – 31st August 2010”

Death Notice: Sr. Joan Scannell

SCANNELL (Cork) Aug. 29, 2010, (peacefully) at St. Joseph’s, Model Farm Road, Cork, Sr. Joan (Infant Jesus Sisters Drishane), (late of Rathcormac and Dromcollogher); deeply regretted by her sisters Sr. Maureen and Sr. Réidín, niece, nephews, relatives, friends and Community. Reception Prayers at 6 o’c. today (Monday) inhe Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross Cork. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11 o’c. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.

Results & Fixtures: 28th Aug to 3rd Sept

Junior B Football Championship: St.Johns 1-18 Cullen 0-8 (Millstreet Saturday 4th 7pm)

Junior B Football Championship: Knocknagree v Millstreet in Knocknagree Friday 3rd 6:30pm
1A: Kilreen Celtic 5 Rathcoole Rovers 0 Sat 28th 3pm
2A: Leeview Ath (OFF) Millstreet Celtic, Sun 29th 3pm
3A: Knocknaheeny Celtic 3 Los Zarcos 1, Sun 29th 10:45am
3A: Hillington 1 Rathcoole Rovers 0, Sun 29th 10:45am
3A: Los Zarcos v Lakewood Ath, Tues 31st 6:45pm
3A: Rathcoole Rovers v Kanturk, Tues 31st 6:45pm
1A: Rathcoole Rovers v Passage, Thurs 2nd 6:45pm
2A: Millstreet Celtic v Macroom, Thurs 2nd 6:45pm
Saturday 4th September K.o 3.00pm
Presidents Cup 1st Round:Lakewood Ath 3 Rathcoole Rovers B 0
AUL 3A: Los Zarcos 4 Ballincollig 2

Sunday 5th September Ko. 10.45 am
St Micheals Cup 1st Round: Dillon Cross Ath 3 Rathcoole Rovers A 0
Saxone Cup 1st Round: City Wanderers 2 Millstreet Celtic 3

Parish Newsletter: 29th August 2010



Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  / Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>


MONDAY-TUESDAY-FRIDAY 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: Nora Coleman, Murphy’s Terrace

Dan O’Connor, Cloughoulabeg & Dublin

Fr. Mícháel Griffin, Retired PP Ballybunion

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter: 29th August 2010”

Author Tom in Millstreet

Meeting with author Tom Grainger (on right) at the Wallis Arms  Hotel today.   Tom’s excellent book “A War Baby – Rags to Riches” (See Tom’s splendid website ) is now in its second edition and will soon be available at “Wordsworth” Bookshop, The Square, Millstreet.   Tom has many wonderful connections [read more …] “Author Tom in Millstreet”

Coursing Golf Classic

Millstreet Coursing Club will hold their Annual Golf Classic tomorrow two weeks, Friday, September 10.
It will take place at the Kanturk Golf Club and the entry fee for a team of three is €150. The club would also appreciate sponsorship of Tee Boxes and Greens.
If you would like to be associated with the event or for further information contact Dan Joe Guiney (Club Sec) 087 1205305, Gerry Meehan (Joint Treasurer) 087 9087426 or Noreen Corkery (Joint Treasurer) @ 029 70153.

Death Notice: Nora Coleman

The death has occurred on Friday 27th August 2010 of Nora Coleman of Murphy’s Terrace. Unexpectedly, at her daughter’s residence, Tullig, Millstreet. Rosary at her daughter’s residence, Tullig, this Saturday evening at 9pm. Removal tomorrow, Sunday, to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by Funeral Mass at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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Ellis in Intermediate Final Team

Best of luck to Mark Ellis who will play left half back in the Cork Intermediate Hurling team to play Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Final on Saturday (28th August 2010) at 7pm in Thurles.

If you’re not at the game, you can follow the live updates during the match on Twitter at, or you will probably be able to hear it on C103FM (not 100% about that though).

update: Kilkenny won a hard fought battle on the day, pulling away in the last 10 minutes after Cork’s centre back was sent off. final score: Kilkenny 2-17 Cork 1-13

Highlights of the game from TG4 is available on the TG4 website (go to round) 6mins and 30 secs:
[read more …] “Ellis in Intermediate Final Team”

Regional Report 1027 – 24th August 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1027 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Tuesday morning with an air of Autumn.

Our first word this morning will have to go to our victorious Cork team on their nail biting win against Dublin on Sunday. They did us proud, well done also to our own Set dancing team on coming second at the All Ireland finals of Fleadh na h-Eireann, which were held in Cavan town at the weekend.

Our Pipe Band was very busy attending key events, The Rose of Tralee parade on Saturday evening and the Michael Collins Memorial service at Beal na Blath on Sunday. and well done to them also.

Notes for Clara News went in at the Weekend and the next copy is due out on Sunday, September 5th.

This is Heritage Week with lots of special events planned to celebrate it. Our lovely Country Park is celebrating the first year of their magnificent water falls, Mont des Arts. With a full program to mark it. Look up their Web Page.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1027 – 24th August 2010”

Death Notice: Dan O’Connor

The death has occurred on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 of Dan O’CONNOR of Dodsboro Road, Lucan, Dublin, and Cloughoulabeg, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of Hazel Hall Nursing Home, Clane. Dan, beloved husband of the late Jane (née Tarrant). Deeply regretted by his loving daughter Maura, sons Donal and Val, daughters-in-law Mary and Bridie, grandchildren Sinead, Paul, Valerie, Donal, Katie and Morgan, relatives and friends.
Rest In Peace. Removal tomorrow, Wednesday evening, from the Nursing Home to St. Patrick’s Church, Esker arriving at 7pm. Funeral on Thursday, after 12 noon Mass, to Esker Cemetery.
“Our Lady of Tubrid pray for him”.

Millstreet at “Gaelforce West 2010”

"Gaelforce West" is the largest one day adventure race of its kind in the world. The 2010 event took place on Saturday August 21st. It is a multi-sport adventure race involving cycling, running, hiking and kayaking. The course of approximately 65km stretches from the stunning Glassilaun beach to Westport. En route there are some significant obstacles to cross, including Killary Harbour and the famous holy mountain of Croagh Patrick. Pictured above (from left): Diarmuid Curley, Eamonn O'Keeffe, Mick Mullane, Mike Healy & Chris Murphy. (We thank Catherine Pomeroy-Murphy for splendid picture and very comprehensive caption)

Eamonn O’Keeffe actually won the short course version of Gael Force West which didn’t include Croagh Patrick, but all the others [read more …] “Millstreet at “Gaelforce West 2010””

Lilies Galore!

Planted by Noel Collins these supremely amazing Lilies have grown at his home in Clara Road, Millstreet. Here we meet (from left) Noel's wife, Eileen with Breeda Tarrant and Anna Enright (Eileen's sister from Cork). Eileen and Anna are natives of Ballydesmond and are thrilled with Donncha O'Connor's sporting performance in Croke Park yesterday when Cork qualified for the All-Ireland Football Final on 19th Sept. 2010. We thank Eily Buckley for alerting us to the truly gigantic beautiful Lilies still in magnificent bloom at Clara Road. (Seán)

Pipe Band at Béal na mBláth

Millstreet Pipe Band not only featured in the main RTE news bulletins on Sunday but also in many of today's national newspapers including this picture in the "Irish Daily Star". The Band has dedicatedly been attending the annual Béal na mBláth commemoration for many years and adds enormously to the atmosphere of the national historic event. We thank Patsy McAuliffe for alerting us to the above picture and to "Centra" for acquiring a copy for us before closing time. (Seán)

[read more …] “Pipe Band at Béal na mBláth”

New lights on Mullaghanish

Work is ongoing on the the new digital TV transmitting mast on Mullaghanish which is beside the old analogue transmitter.  Signal testing has been taking place over the last while, and last week they turned on the beacon lights for aircraft etc … but they are so much stronger than the old lights, as to actually hurt the eyes if you look at them, and Millstreet is six miles away! The masts are easily visible from parts of Millstreet, and several locals have complained about how bright and intrusive they are (you can even see the lights during the day).

Lots of people were ringing into C103 radio station last Friday complaining about them, and there was a also this letter in the Examiner:

Mast light blots out the sky and pierces the eyes

AND so they have finally wiped out the sky. Stargazers lament. The strobe-like light atop the new TV mast at Mullaghanish in Co Cork must be the worst case of light pollution I have ever witnessed. [read more …] “New lights on Mullaghanish”

Timmy Duggan

Like his brother Andy, Timmy Duggan was a barber in Millstreet Town a good and decent man
He lived for eighty nine years in time a lengthy span
From Lisnaboy near Cullen at West End Millstreet he spent most of his life
Where he lived with Bina Creedon his soulmate and his wife
In his barber shop to his customers he had great stories to tell
A character in his own quiet way he could spin a yarn well [read more …] “Timmy Duggan”

Death Notice: Edward Byrne, Ahane

The death has occurred on Sunday, August 22, 2010 of Edward (Ned) BYRNE of Ahane, Cullen, Cork, formerly of Garryadeen, Grenagh. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this Monday evening at 8pm to the Church of the Nativity, Cullen. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Tuesday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Results & Fixtures: 21st to 27th Aug

Junior B Hurling Championship: Millstreet 1-1 Lismire 0-11, 7pm Fri 27th Aug in Lismire

Junior B Hurling League: Newmarket 2-4 Millstreet 2-9, 23rd August 7pm in Newmarket (3 wins out of 3 in the league)

Soccer Results:

Weekend of 21st/22nd Aug
AUL 1A: Grangevale 1 Rathcoole Rovers 4
2A: Crescent Ath 2 Millstreet Celtic 0
3A: Hillington 3 Los Zarcos 2, Bweeng 3 Rathcoole Rovers 1

Tues 24th August:
3A: Los Zarcos 2 Kanturk 3
3A: Rathcoole Rovers 3 Grattan Utd 5

Thurs 26th August:
1A: Rathcoole Rovers 4 Greenmount Rangers 1
2A: Millstreet Celtic 4 Killowen 0

Twinning Twirl

Not so much a dancing but a talking "twirl" by members of Millstreet Twinning Association who had a very pleasant get together at McCarthy's Bar, The Square, Millstreet on this Sunday evening (22nd August) in the knowledge that Cork are now in the All-Ireland Football Final. Our Friends from Pommerit-le-Vicomte will be arriving in Millstreet on 18th September 2010 marking the 25th Anniversary of the official twinning of our two communities. (Seán)

Cork v Dublin

The banter has been good ahead of the All-Ireland semi-final in Croke Park today. We’ve a few Jackeens in our midst, and the Dublin flag in the picture above has been lucky to stay in flying for the last few days. There’s a big crowd gone up to Croker for the day, the anticipation is building and the action gets under way in the next few hours time. May the best team win, and may that team be Cork!!

Final score Dublin 1-14 Cork 1-15. Victory for Cork, TBTG ;). The final is on September 19th.

Fr. Con’s Presentation in Ballydaly

Fr. Con Kiely is presented on Friday, 20th August 2010 at Ballydaly Community Hall with a cheque in excess of €10,000.00 in support of his wonderfully dedicated missionary work in Ecuador, South America. Included with Fr. Con and Josephine Kiely who is presenting the money which is the result of a recent fund-raising project within Millstreet Parish are Fr. Con's sisters (from left) - Mary Dillon, Mairéad Sherlock and Sr. Agnes Kiely. More pics. to follow later during the week. (Seán)