Results & Fixtures: 17th-23th April 2010

JB Football League: Lismire 0-10 St.Johns 0-12 🙂 (17th April – their first victory)
Duhallow U21HC:  Millstreet 1-15 Newmarket 0-11;
Duhallow JBFL: Dromtariffe 4-9 Millstreet 0-3;
Cork Minor A Regional Hurling League Group 2: New Gaels (Whitechurch) 3-12 Millstreet 2-14;

Div 1A: Rathcoole Rovers 0 Dillon’s Cross Ath 2 (Sat 17th Apr)
Div 2A: Hillington 2 Millstreet Cel 4
Div 3A: Macroom 6 Los Zarcos 1

(Coming into the last few games of the season, Rathcoole and Millstreet Celtic are in contention for honours in their respective divisions. The current tables are shown at the bottom of this post)

Clara Mountain Run: See the post with the pictures and full results from the IMRA


[read more …] “Results & Fixtures: 17th-23th April 2010”

Parish Newsletter 18th April 2010

Third Sunday of Easter, 18th APRIL, 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:

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 17th April:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Patrick Murphy, Cloughoulabeg

Cullen Vigil 8.00 p.m. Peg Forde, Mologhroe

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 18th April 2010”

Spring at Last

Spring has come at last, but it looks as if we have headed straight into Summer. The swallows have arrived over the weekend zipping around the place excited about the imminent nesting, and the long bright evenings have put a smile on most faces, and got them out and about. Below are some interesting photos from the last week from the Millstreet area.
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Millstreet’s Cultural Icons

Now quite a well known artist his fame known far and wide
And to the people of Millstreet and Duhallow his success a sense of pride
The likeable Bertie Buckley people like him are rare
His knowledge of art and his gifts with other people he is prepared to share.
The singer songwriter Eugene Brosnan for Millstreet waves the flag
A world wide known entertainer that is surely worth a brag
At many a big concert the favourite of the crowd
And of his remarkable achievements he ought to feel quite proud.
The genius Bernard O Donoghue is one worthy of note
In the World of modern literature he is a major poet
As good as Brendan Kennelly and Seamus Heaney some have been known to say
Two of the leading writers in the Ireland of today.
Claraghatlea’s own Jerry Kelleher is no stranger to renown
He has become quite famous long miles from Millstreet Town
His books ‘Irish journeys in America’ have brought their author fame
And in the World of literature his is a well known name.
[read more …] “Millstreet’s Cultural Icons”

Genealogy: looking for James Cronin

I have just discovered your site while looking for my grandfather and have been engrossed on the articles. I thought you may be able to help me in my search. I am looking for a James Cronin who married Ellen Shine in June of 1941 in Dromtarriff, they had one child a girl Mary, all i know is that they separated not long after she was born. Ellen as far as we know never heard from James the only info i have on him is that he his fathers name was Jeremiah and that his brothers name was Andrew i know of at least 2 sisters but have no names any help would be great has i have hit many a brick wall.

Thanking you,


Say as Little as Possible!

'TIME TO LEAVE ASIDE THE DOOM': Minister for Enterprise Batt O'Keeffe with 'Sunday Independent' Editor Aengus Fanning

GETTING a straight answer from Batt O’Keeffe is no easy thing. As befits a true son of Millstreet, the new Minister for Enterprise has about half a dozen ways of saying as little as possible.

from an article in today’s Sunday Independant

Obviously Batt is from Cullen … but what are they trying to say about us in Millstreet? It wouldn’t be like us to fudge our words, would it now !  😉 😉

CSR Cadbury’s Rathmore – 2010 Pub Quiz

CSR Cadbury’s Rathmore

2010 Pub Quiz

in aid of the Cullen and District Special Needs Association,

Fairfield Tavern, (Doyle’s Bar),

Fri.23rd, April at 9.30pm sharp

€40 per team of 4, €10 per person.

Also Monster Card Game

Cullen Community Centre on Monday May 3rd.

Everyone welcome! Great prizes to be won on the night.

Food and refreshments provided.

When I Was Younger And Lived In Millstreet

When I was younger and lived in Millstreet far north of here even by sky
I used to climb to Clara Mountain on pleasant evenings in July
The hill overlooking the old fields just west of the Town of Millstreet
I often picked and ate whortleberries from the heather the small blue fruits tasted so sweet,
The skylark above me was carolling like a tiny musical speck as upwards he flew
I recall I could still hear him singing even though he had gone from my view,
Overlooking the Town of Millstreet and the countryside for miles around
The scenery of Sliabh Luachra and Duhallow breathtaking when viewed from the higher ground,
Kippagh and rugged Caherbarnagh and Gortavehy and it’s face of stone,
The mountain ranges of east Kerry and the legendary Paps of Shrone,
The green countryside of Duhallow of Cullen, Boherbue and Derrinagree
And back along by the Cork-Kerry border from Rathmore to high Knocknagree
The past has gone to the forever though the Happy memories we retain
And only in fancy on the slopes of Clara I do eat whortleberries again.

by Francis Duggan

Clara Mountain Run

The Clara Mountain Run is on this Sunday 18th April at 7pm. Starts on the Clara Road as normal. It’s a 6.2 km  run and the top and back, with the top of Clara 352m above the starting point. For us mere mortals, it’s often hard enough to walk to the top … but these guys run up and down as fast as they can. Get out and support them and enjoy the atmosphere.

information is available on the IMRA website

Fires on Clara

Fires on the back of  Clara Mountain last Monday evening, with Kevin Bickerydke paragliding in the foreground. The photo was taken from over Gneeves. The weather has been so dry for the last week, and it’s been lovely, but the gorse will burn very quickly in this weather. The old saying “Rain  rain go to Spain, and come back another day” is pretty apt these days. The weather in Spain is terrible at the moment!

Pictures thanks to Donal Cashman

[read more …] “Fires on Clara”

Death notice: Julia Horgan, Kilcorney

The death has occurred on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Mallow General Hospital of Julia HORGAN, (née Ring) of North Horsemount, Kilcorney, Cork. Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer this Wednesday evening from 6.30pm, followed by removal at 8.30pm to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Regional Report 1008 – 13th April 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1008 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this heavenly Tuesday morning with the sun shining all around.

And I want to wish Our lovely John Paul, at the radio station, a very happy Birthday.

Our Divine Mercy devotions were held in our Parish Church on Sunday afternoon and were very well attended, with many of the congregation taking part as well as the church choir.

A notice from the local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann to say that their popular annual Feile Ceoil , comprising of competitions in singing dancing ,music , recitation ,and so on, will be held at our Community School on this Sunday Apr 18th ,starting at 12.30 sharp.

The Cullen and District Special Needs Association want to tank all those who helped in any way to make this years event the great success that it was. And are appealing to cards holders to please return all cards and cash as soon as possible.

Further to that they want to mention the Cadbury CSR Pub Quiz which will be held at the Fairfield Bar in Knocknagree on Fri. Apr 23rd , proceeds to the Special Needs fund.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1008 – 13th April 2010”

Results & Fixtures: 10th-16th April 2010

JAFL: Millstreet 1-8 Cullen 0-10
MFC: Eire Og 1-5 Millstreet 1-4

U-16 A Muskerry Football League (20/March) Millstreet 5-10 Iniscarra 3-6

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship: Eire Og 1-05 Millstreet 1-04 (7th April)

Murphy’s Irish Stout County Cup quarter-final: Millstreet Cel 1 Park Utd “B” 2.
Murphy’s Irish Stout league 1A: Ballyvolane 0 Rathcoole Rovers 0
Div 3A: Los Zarcos 1 Macroom 4; Strand Utd 4 Rathcoole Rovers 1;
Div 2A: Crescent Ath 0-4 Millstreet Celtic (tuesday 13th April); Killowen 0 Millstreet Cel 2 (Thursday 15th April)
Div 3A: Los Zarcos 1 Rathcoole Rovers 1 (Thursday 15th april)

[read more …] “Results & Fixtures: 10th-16th April 2010”

Jennifer and Barry’s Wedding

Jennifer Collins and Barry Lawlor who both grew up in Millstreet were married at the end of last year in St.Patricks Church, Millstreet on what was unfortunately a wet day. Ian Cronin Photo Studio have put up a few nice photos of the day onto their blog, so go and check them out

Have a look at the photos on the IC Photo Studio website.

[read more …] “Jennifer and Barry’s Wedding”

Commuity School

Millstreet Community School was founded in 1973 and this building was opened in September, 1974 fully furnished and equipped. The School was fully refurbished in 1999. The refurbishment of the School and the purchase of significant quantities of new equipment has been costly. We are interested in providing the best possible environment for all who study and work here

Phone: 029 70087 Fax: 029 70179
Principal: Mr. P. Piggott
Vice Principal: Ms. F. Kearney
Millstreet Community School, Millstreet, Co. Cork [read more …] “Commuity School”

Young Musicians receive Doc Gleeson Awards

Kenneth Cremin on the Sax

Recently I was at a concert in UCC were Kenneth Cremin (son of Breda and Denis from the Priest Cross) and Cáit Buckley from Derinagree both received the 2010 “Doc Gleeson” award for Musical Achievement at a special concert held at the Aula Maxima, Main Campus at UCC. Kenneth played a piece of Classical music by Steve Reich on the electric guitar while Cait Buckley played a collection of music on the harp. Two other students who also received the Doc Gleeson Award were Enda Buckley who played rock music on the guitar and Tara Breen from County Clare played a section of Irish jigs on the fiddle Tara who was on the recent series Lorg Lunny on TG4 has been chosen by music legend Donal Lunny to be part of his new band Cirrus who played their first concert last Saturday night on television .

Cáit Buckley (on the left) plays the Harp

A Gamelan concert was held in late March which Kenneth Cremin performed playing different intruments. this is a concert of new music, dance and traditional Javanese music performed by the UCC Gamelan with special guests Colin Dunne of Riverdance fame and Kate Ellis renowned cellist. This concert also honours Aloys Fleischmann Professor of Music at UCC from 1934 to 1980 the title of the concert was “Telephones and Gongs”. Current Professor of music at UCC Mr Mel Mercier said that the present class of music students were very talented group. After a non stop two hour concert a five minute standing ovation was given by a full audience to the students. So well done to Kenneth and Cáit and Millstreet

by Danny O’Nell (grandson of Rosie Todd)

[read more …] “Young Musicians receive Doc Gleeson Awards”

Francis Duggan, Poet

Francis DugganIn Penshurst lives a poet
Francis Duggan is his name
he posts work on the internet
as well as earning local fame
his birth place was in Ireland
now he calls Australia home
every day writes rhyming verse
in lyrical traditional form
his themes range from bird and tree
through to complex human nature
soul sees both beauty and misery
sympathises with living creature
he wrote a wonderful anthology
called ‘Songs of Sherbrooke’
exploring many aspects of life
examines closely cranny and nook
if there’s something that you want
to know about life down-under
follow Frank’s heart, see through
poet’s eyes world full of wonder

by Lee Emmett, Australia


(1946 – Present) I have been penning stuff since 1973 have written up to nine thousand individual pieces which can be seen on various online poetry sites, I was born and raised in Claraghatlea, Millstreet Co Cork Ireland and I have been living in Victoria Australia for the past twenty three years (since 1989) – Francis Duggan.


Contact Francis: <email>

Parish Newsletter – 11 April 2010

PARISH NEWSLETTER for Ballydaly, Cullen & Millstreet
Second Sunday of Easter – Divine Mercy Sunday – 11th APRIL, 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:

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Horse Show Schedule 2010

The Millstreet Horse Show which is back on again this year after missing out on 2009 have just published their schedule for this years show (10th to 15th of August) on their newly revamped website.

They also have an updated accommodation list for the show, so if you’re looking for information on the horse show, that is the place to go

from and their facebook page

The Cails

From Kippagh Mountain Lake downhill it does travel
It splashes around rocks and scurries down the gravel
In fields of Ballydaly swelled by rills and drains it grows to a small river
As onwards it does flow with a babble in it’s quiver.
Through Feirm and Annagloor in Millstreet in Duhallow
It’s natural destiny it is destined for to follow
Through Shannaknock, Liscreagh and Claraghatlea to a bigger river growing
Where it joins the Finnow to the Blackwater flowing.
The Cails is not renowned in song and in story
To be born in Kippagh is it’s great claim to glory
But long before the first human, beast or bird came to Ballydaly
The Cails from the hills to the Finnow has babbled on gaily.
Unlike the great waterways it does not have a rating
But I feel that the Cails is one worth celebrating
With the Finnow it flows to the Blackwater to it’s sea destination
A very old river in a very old Nation.

by Francis Duggan

Michael Cremin, Grand Marshall of Bergen County St.Patricks Day Parade

The day was an Irish green, albeit with a little gray, and although it came two weeks later than originally planned — and just more than 10 days after its raison d’etre (due to a horrendous nor’easter storm) — the 29th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, led by Millstreet native Michael Cremin as Grand Marshall still showed marchers and spectators what it’s like to be Irish, even for just a day.

So, even though Sunday was a bit gray, the green did manage to shine through after all.

Our original article before the parade can be read here
You can read the full article on Thanks to Joanie for the photos below

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Spin SW – DJ Brian Young

***** Here it is Our first Big Event Of Summer 2010. *****
For The First Time Ever
Wallis Arms Millstreet in association with Spin Southwest
Lots Of Prize’s And Giveaways On The Night
Great Party Atmosphere Ensured
Make Sure U Get In Early For This Great Event

Niamh Kavanagh on Millstreet

In an interview with ESC Ireland, Niamh Kavanagh has a few words about her times here in Millstreet in 1993 when she won the Eurovision here.

It’s a shame I can’t say that Millstreet was the deciding factor, but it’s safe to say that I fitted in there no worries and it certainly gave me an experience that has never been nor likely to be repeated!

There is more on Millstreet, and she also talks about the upcoming Eurovision in Oslo.

Read the full article on

Baby Jacob family express their gratitude on TV3

Baby Jacob was on TV3 news yesterday evening again. This time saying thanks for all the support they have received in the last few weeks.  There were some video clips taken in the square and in O’Leary’s butchers with cameo’s by Ursula Manley and Jerry Pat O’Leary.

You can view the video clip on the TV3 website

There’s also an article on this weeks Cork Independent on how baby Jacob is doing after his recent operation and an update on the forthcoming single release for the Baby Jacob Trust Fund. Here’s an excerpt:

The Project started recording the song ‘Something Inside So Strong’ this week to raise funds for the Baby Jacob Fund. It is hoped the single will be available to purchase and for download by the end of April. Cork woman Ann Murphy has now joined the campaign to raise funds for Jakub through her new business.

[read more …] “Baby Jacob family express their gratitude on TV3”

Quarter of a Million thank you’s

In the last few days has reached the milestone of quarter of a million page views since last August. That’s quite an achievement for a small community site like our own, but it has been of great encouragement to us to know that the readership is rising all the time.

[read more …] “Quarter of a Million thank you’s”