A Millstreet Miscellany (3)

Aubane:Where In The World Is It?The Aubane Historical Society have released a new publication. The third in a series of collections of historical items which contain some very interesting historical items on Millstreet’s past. It is dedicated to Sean Radley in recognition of his services to Millstreet, and is currently available in local shops.

The official launch of the publication will take place in mid-February in the Aubane Community Centre (details to follow).

Amongst a number of publications that have been made available to the public, the two earlier publications in the series can be read on the Aubane Historical Society website. These are:

A Millstreet Miscellany and, A Millstreet Miscellany (2)

Young Scientist 2010: Jenifer Murphy & Deirdre McAuliffe

Jennifer Murphy and Deirdre McAuliffe from  Millstreet Community School with Minister Batt O'Keeffe at the BT Young  Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the  RDS
Jennifer Murphy and Deirdre McAuliffe from Millstreet Community School with Minister Batt O'Keeffe at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS. photo: James McSweeney

Read about their project below: [read more …] “Young Scientist 2010: Jenifer Murphy & Deirdre McAuliffe”

Kilbrin prove Millstreet’s nemesis in the Championship

John Tarrant takes a look back on the hurling year that was in Duhallow GAA

THE second part of the Millstreet GAA review focuses on hurling where a number of teams came up short in both league and championships.

Dwelling on the JAHC, a powerful surge in extra time allowed Kilbrin pull away from a gritty Millstreet to secure a 422 to 5-15 win in a dramatic first round played in Banteer. From a hotly competitive and a pulsating encounter, the pace and the tempo of the game was frantic from the outset and with 46 scores in total registered confirmed those in attendance received value for money.

Thereafter, Millstreet flattered to deceive where a sharper Freemount possessed too much firepower for Millstreet on recording a 3-12 to 2-12 triumph in the 2nd round qualifier played in Kanturk. At the end of the hour, Millstreet yielded to the greater stickwork and greater combined play of Freemount.

Read the full article on the Corkman website

Millstreet.ie Snow

The snow that was falling on the Millstreet.ie site has been turned off. Hurray some may be heard some saying!. It has been on since just before Christmas, and real life snow has imitated it somewhat. Many will be hoping that they don’t see snow and ice for a good few years again! ….. Now if only we could change the weather so easily in real life.

Anyway, a small gallery is being compiled of snow photos taken locally in the last few weeks, and they will go on the site in the next few days, but if you (or someone you know) have one two good ones, then email them please to (**) and the will be added to the gallery.

**Sorry this email address was not showing up earlier

23rd Jan ….. it’s coming … and so is next Christmas ūüėČ

Water Supply Contact

http://www.amer-tech.com/images/medialibrary/1207326498217.jpgWith all the problems because of burst water mains after the big freeze, Cork County Council have published a list of all the contact numbers for those in charge of the water plants around the county. For those that need it, the number for Millstreet is (029) 7 05 10.

The full list of Water Supply contact numbers can be read on the Cork County Council website.

Munster Senior Cross Country Championships

Desmond Casey runs today (Sunday) in the Cork team for the Munster Senior Cross Country Championships which will take place on Sunday next in Carraig na bhFear.

Cork Teams are on the Leevale AC website

Update Monday 18/Jan: 6th for Desmond, and 1st in the team competition with Cork.
Munster Cross County Championships, Carraig na bnFear, Co Cork
Senior Men, 10km: 1 R Chesser (Ennis TC) 33:46; 2 B MacMahon (Clonliffe) 34:24; 3 L Reale (Limerick) 34:25; 4 S McGrath (East Cork) 35:18; 5 J McCarthy (East Cork) 35:42; 6 D Casey (Millstreet) 35:46; 7 L Debela (Limerick) 35:50; 8 C Murphy (Iveragh) 36:01; 9 B McGinley (Ennis TC) 36:20; 10 R Zakis (West Waterford) 36:57. Team: 1 East Cork (4,5,15,23) 47; 2 Limerick (3,7,13,25) 48; 3 Ennis TC (1,9,24,28) 62; 4 Togher 78; 5 Leevale 117; 6 Thurles Crokes 138. County: 1 Cork 43; 2 Limerick 90; 3 Clare 124.

In The Fields Of Claraghatlea North

In the fields of Claraghatlea North far north and far away
The migrant redwings chirping in the dawning cold and gray
And the salmon swim upstream to spawn as yesterday’s flood goes down
In the river known as Finnow within sight of Millstreet Town
On a wintery sort of morning with a high of four degrees
The wind from Clara mountain soughs in the windswept trees
The birds of song are silent on the wind ravaged hedgerow
And on the leafless beech tree the ill famed grey backed crow
One disliked by sheep farmers who lives by Nature’s law
Birds that are recognizable by the harshness of their caw
In weather that is chilly quite cold enough to snow
A cold wind from Clara mountain across the old fields blow
And the cattle in the farm shed are bellowing for hay
Far north in old Duhallow from this Land far away.

by Francis Duggan

Stuck on a train for hours in the cold

RAIL passengers travelling to Kerry on Sunday night (10th Jan) endured a nightmare journey home when engine failure caused the final service of the day to be almost five hours late arriving in Tralee. This was the evening of the snow and cold.

Commuters found themselves stranded between Millstreet and Rathmore for over two hours on an Intercity train with intermittent heat and lighting, when the 7.10pm service developed engine problems shortly after leaving Mallow Train Station.

The train eventually arrived at Tralee at 3.47am on Monday morning, fully four hours and 42 minutes late for a journey scheduled to last three hours and 55 minutes.

The Kingdom newspaper carries the full article

Parish Newsletter 17th Jan 2010

The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 17th January, 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> www.dioceseofkerry.ie


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:


Ellen (Nell) Hickey, Mill View

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 17th Jan 2010”

Millstreet Macra in National Finals

from Millstreet Macra:

Congratulations to the Millstreet Macra team who won the Muskerry heat of the Question Time and will now be going on to the National Finals in late February.

Also best off luck to the Millstreet Macra indoor soccer team for tomorrow (Sunday 17th Jan) as they will be competing in the National Finals of that competition. The team is: James Kelleher, Pat O‚ÄôSullivan, Sean √ďg Murphy, Mark Neville, DJ Sheahan, John Fitzgerald, John O‚ÄôRiordan, Michael Dennehy and Adrian O‚ÄôConnor

Update 17/Jan: They made it out of the tough qualifying groups and into the quarter finals but unfortunately came up against the eventual winners, the Camross Macra Club (in Laois).

Snowmen and Igloos

LTV2 Crew were at the scene to record the evening

WEARY residents in Millstreet forgot about their lack of water for the past month on Sunday evening and community spirit took over as people put their artistic skills to the fore and built a giant igloo and snowman.

For the estimated 16 householders at Old Coach Avenue in Millstreet it was a welcome break from the strife of the past month, as some residents have not had a drop of water out of their taps, while others went to Tubrid Well ….

Full article from the Corkman Newspaper this week.

[read more …] “Snowmen and Igloos”

Spring Farm Machinery Show Reschudeled

The Spring Farm Machinery Show which was due to be held in the Green Glens last week has been rescheduled for 19th, 20 & 21of January (Tuesday to Thursday) according to the promoters.

Tractor and machinery dealerships will attend, with the organisers saying that the show will be an ideal opportunity for farmers and contractors to view the latest innovations in the agricultural and associated industries in one place.

Mark Ellis on Cork Senior Hurling Panel

The Cork Senior Hurling panel to play UCC on Sunday at 2pm in Páirc Uí Rinn in the Waterford Crystal Cup, has been published by the Cork GAA, and it includes our own Mark Ellis.
It looks like a development squad because none of the the main stars are included, but it is definitely a step in the right direction.

The full panel of players can be viewed on the Cork GAA Website, and the Examiner carries the team with a report also.

Update Monday 18th Jan: Unfortunately he didn’t get a run out on the day as a disappointing Cork side fell away totally in the second half to lose by 1-12 to 1-7.

The match report can be read on the Irish Examiner website

A look at Millstreet from late spring to early summer

2009 saw Millstreet maintain a positive image with numerous highlights. In the second of a four-part series, John Tarrant gives an appraisal of April, May and June

Large crowds attend Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies. The annual Easter Commemoration takes place at the monument situated in the Town Square, the 82nd anniversary of the commemoration attended by guest speaker Jack Roche. Aubane Community Council host Table Quiz. Millstreet Bridge Club hosts Ryan Cup, won by Macroom. Friends from Millstreet and Mallow behind a Benefit Dance for Richie Barney O’Connell in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow.

Millstreet Community Council elect new team of Chairman Councillor Noel Buckley, Vice Chairman, Denis Cremin, Secretary, Catherine O’Shea/Marie Burke, Treasurers Sylvie Murphy/Ronan Galvin. PRO Amanda Wright.

Read more on The Corkman’s website http://www.corkman.ie/local-notes/a-look-at-millstreet-from-late-spring-to-early-summer-2013271.html

2006 Census: Millstreet – sex, age, marital status

Breakdown of the population of Millstreet Town (the town only) from the 2006 census. (click on the table above to see a bigger clearer table)

That’s a total of 1,401 people (744 male, and 657 female) just for Millstreet Town itself. Listed below also are the number of people in each of the Local Electoral Divisions that are in the Millstreet catchment area, which gives an idea of how many people live in our general area.

Male Female
Coomlogane 436 395
Drishane 853 809
Keale 161 156
Cullen 204 212
Kilcorney 152 163
Crinnaloo 108 92
Rathcoole 211 215
Skagh 225 208
2350 2250

See below for more details and some analysis of the census information for Millstreet:

[read more …] “2006 Census: Millstreet – sex, age, marital status”

Pommerit-le-Vicomte, our Breton Twin Town

Snow (some 20 cms!) pictures from  Pommerit-le-Vicomte, our very special Breton Twin Town, very kindly emailed to us by Yannick Perrot whose picture from our Brittany visit of 2006 I also feature.   We are truly uplifted to note that Yannick and many good Friends in our very beautiful Twin Town (with which we are twinned almost 25 years) are regular visitors to our website.

2007: Polish population in Millstreet

A report published in 2007 listed Millstreet as having the highest percentage of Polish nationals (14.17%)¬† in the community in all of Ireland. Since the recession has visited us, I know that quite a few of the Poles have returned to their homeland, but then a lot of our own younger generation have left or are going to leave for distant shores in search of work also, so it’s hard to say what the percentage is nowadays. Anyway, the short article can be read below:
[read more …] “2007: Polish population in Millstreet”

Death Notice: Ellen (Nell) Hickey, Mill View

The death has occurred of Ellen (Nell)¬†HICKEY, (n√©e O’Sullivan) of Mill View, Millstreet.
At her daughter Noreen’s residence, Droumadeesirt, Kilcummin. Reposing at Manley’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this Tuesday evening at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass at 12 noon¬†tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Date published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Date of death: Sunday, January 10, 2010

Regional Report 995 12th January 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 995 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I hope that you are bearing up well to all the trials and tribulations caused by  the inclement weather.

Again this week I have no lotto results because like so many other things it too fell victim to the bad weather on Sunday night. We can only hope that it will go ahead on next Sunday night when it will be held at the Clara Inn with a Jackpot on ‚ā¨2 200.

These times we really must take our hats off to our local radio station. Every one of the crew left no stone unturned to keep the public informed in minute detail of all the happenings or lack of happenings around the County. Its is at times like these that we see the value of having our own local station. Please support well at all times.

[read more …] “Regional Report 995 12th January 2010”

Play TV – Millstreet Winner

Well done to Darragh Reardon on winning a few bob on the late night TV3 Game show Play TV.

WINNERS: 07.10.2009
Rige Barbara, Ballyfermot,dublin10 ‚ā¨ 900
Reardon Darregh, Co.Cork, Liscahane Millstreet ‚ā¨ 50
Fenton Elisabeth, Fermoy, Co.cork ‚ā¨ 100

It’s notoriously difficult to win on Play TV because there are so many different correct answers: you need a lot of luck! For anyone interested in it, there is a good discussion on boards.ie about PlayTV and their solutions.

Winter wonderland

(160 pictures in total – click on the arrow on the picture to view all the pictures)

It was on the afternoon of Sunday, 10th January 2010 that Millstreet was transformed into a winter wonderland when a heavy blanket of snow very quickly covered the entire area.¬† We invite you to a tour of the town and environs as this transformation progressed.¬†¬† We begin with¬†Monsignor Manning at¬†Millstreet Presbytery, onwards then to West End, The Bridge, Main Street, The Square where we meet Billy Sheahan of Wallis Arms Hotel, then to Church Street, down to Minor Row where Joe Fitzgerald¬†¬†of Supervalu is still smiling¬†(on a poster!) despite the freezing weather!¬†¬† We continue down to Coleman’s Garage & Supermarket.¬†¬† During our tour you will recognise many a¬†local face.¬†¬† And so on to the Fair Field where¬†I suddenly¬†found myself on the ground…just like a Charlie Chaplin scene….embarrassed but thankfully unhurt (though aching!!).¬†¬†¬†By the time I got back to¬†The Bridge, Humphrey Hickey (of¬†The Bush Bar) very kindly offered to¬†drive me to the Boeing where sheets of ice were flowing on the River Blackwater (already so beautifully captured by Hannelie and displayed on the website).¬†¬† Because we arrived following¬†really heavy snow we were fortunate to see the “ice fish”!¬†¬† In fact it’s a rock by the riverbank covered in snow but¬†(as¬†noted by Margaret Kelleher, Mount Leader) truly resembles a gigantic fish emerging from the Blackwater!¬†¬†¬† And finally back to my home in Mount Leader for some truly magical night snow scenes having met Noel Collins and Patsy McAuliffe on Clara Road.¬†¬†¬†Do keep warm in this frrrrrrreeeeeeezzzing weather!

(Se√°n Radley for www.millstreet.ie )