Mid Summer Madness at Millstreet Country Park

Mid Summer Madness at Millstreet CountryPark this June Bank Holiday Weekend.

Looks like Summer is Here guys….. and our Mid Summer Bank Holiday Weekend at Millstreet Country Park is brimming with family fun ideas and entertainment for all ages.

[read more …] “Mid Summer Madness at Millstreet Country Park”

St.Johns in Championship Action Tonight

Newly formed GAA club St. Johns (who are loosely based in the Aubane / Kilcorney area) are in Championship action tonight against Lismire in the Duhallow Junior B Championship opener. The match throws in at 8pm in Banteer. Go along and give them the support they deserve for all their hard work.

St. Johns on Facebook

Final Score: St.Johns 0-8 Lismire 0-8. A host of injuries probably cost them the game, but there will be another chance of a first step to glory for them in the replay.

Something inside so Strong

“Something Inside, So Strong” the charity single by the Project in aid of Baby Jacob was officially released by iTunes yesterday morning, and is now available for download worldwide. It will cost you just 99 cent (or your local currency equivalent), with all proceeds going to Jacob!!

So go and download it from iTunes. It’s for a great cause.

Don’t know about Baby Jacob? Visit his website (babyjacob.ie), or his Facebook Page [read more …] “Something inside so Strong”

Hot Country on Rural TV

“Hot Country” which has been transmitted on Rural TV (Sky 279) up to recently will be back on air again from June 7th, this time on the Showcase Channel (Sky 201).   According to co-ordinator, Hugh O’Brien, the weekly one hour programme may be seen on Sundays (8-9pm), Mondays (8-9pm), Tuesdays (2-3pm) and Saturdays (2-3pm).  (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie)

Below is the brochure we received about the rescheduling: [read more …] “Hot Country on Rural TV”

Regional Report 1015 – 1st June 1010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde, and welcome to news Report 1015 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the best on this soft and sunny Tuesday morning June 1st.

Our busy week of events went off fine here in Millstreet. The Golden Jubilee celebration in honour of Mons. Manning on Friday night was a wonderful occasion. It began with 8 o’clock Mass in our church, with over twenty priests attending. Many members of his family came the celebrate with him. The parish choir were well prepared and the pipe band greeted the large crowd as they left the church to go to the GAA Hall where many presentations were made to our beloved pastor on the occasion of his golden Jubilee and retirement. Presentations were also made to his faithful staff Mary Ann Buckley who has worked at the Presbetry since 1988 and cared for Canon Browne, Canon O Donovan, as well as Mons.Manning. Margaret Kelleher was specially honoured for her great work a sacristan, following in the steps of her late grandmother and her mother, who herself was honoured by the pope himself for her dedication to Ballydaly church. Some lovely refreshments were then served and music was laid on by our Comaltas Group. Well done to all who arranged this great event.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1015 – 1st June 1010”

Results & Fixtures


Duhallow U12 Football Final – Millstreet 3-9 Boherbue 2-11 :), but then beaten by Carbery Rangers in the County.

Duhallow Junior B Hurling Championship Final (2009),  Millstreet 2-8 Banteer0-6  🙂

Greyhounds – Curraheen Park: 550 – B O’Shea (Millstreet) Crossfield Murph (Toms The Best-Crossfield Way) (4) 6/4, won by 5½ lengths in 30.34

Duhallow Junior B Hurling League Winners

The Millstreet Junior B Hurlers who won the Duhallow Junior B Hurling League for 2009, beating Banteer by 2-8 to 0-6 in a tough but thrilling final in Millstreet Town Park, last Saturday evening.

Back Row: Dean Desmond, Michael McCarthy, Tony McCaul, Adrian O’Connor, Brian Cremin, Kieran Sheehan, Patrick Randles, Alex Twomey, Brian A Kelleher, Barry O’Reilly, Daniel Twomey, Donal Twomey, Ger McCarthy. Front Row: Muiris O’Connor, Diarmuid O’Riordan, Mark ?, John O’Sullivan, Donal Cashman, Don Twomey, Kevin McCarthy, Kevin Hickey, and Stephen Collins. (lots of photos below) [read more …] “Duhallow Junior B Hurling League Winners”

Parish Newsletter 30th May 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



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) Kelleher, Aubane
Connie McSweeney, Gortavehy East & Cloughoulamore
Anne Casey-Joy, Beaufort & Curraraigue
Bridie O’Connor (nee O’Sullivan) New York & Cullen
Sr. Kathleen O’Riordan, Wicklow & Laught, Rathcoole – Mass will be offered in St. John’s Church, Dromagh on Monday next (31st May) at 8.00p.m.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 30th May 2010”

Junior B Hurling Final Tonght in the Park

Millstreet take on Banteer in the Final of the Duhallow Junior B Hurling League for 2009 in the Town Park tonight at 7:30. It was postponed at the end of last year due to a bereavement in the Banteer Club, and later because of the bad winter weather,  and is only being played now. Go down and give the lads your support this evening.

Result: they won a hard game by 2-8 to 0-6 in which they led by 1-4 to 0-2 at half time, but then looked like throwing away for the first 15 minutes of the second half as Banteer scored three points on the trot, before finding their footing again, popping over a few points, and then a late goal sealed the result.

Charity Cycle

On Friday evening (28th May) some sixteen energetic and enthusiastic cyclists took a well earned break for refreshments at Coleman’s Centra in Minor Row, Millstreet as they made progress on their four-day Mizen to Malin sponsored cycle tour of Ireland covering an amazing 100 miles a day! The inspiring sportspeople hail from Co.Tipperary and are members of the Ballinahinch Cycling Club. “Their local pub is the “Bonnán Buí” which is in fact the pub location used in the very popular Pat Shortt series “Killinascully”… ,” explained John O’Connell who was one of the co-ordinating supporters travelling with the cyclists. John (pictured on right in our picture) met with Don O’Riodan of Millstreet whom he had known from college days. The cyclists took part in this very deserving project in aid of Milford Hospice in Castletroy, Limerick.

(Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie) [read more …] “Charity Cycle”

Mark Ellis in the Cork Intermediate team next Sunday

Mark Ellis has been picked to start at wing back on the Cork Intermediate Hurling team to play Tipperary next Sunday May 30th at 2pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in the quarter final of the Munster Championship.  Best of luck to Mark and the Cork lads. The Cork team lines up as:

1. Declan McCarthy

2. John O’Callaghan 3. Kieran Lane 4. Brendan Coleman
(Inniscarra) (Kilworth) (Ballinhassig)

5. Stephen White 6. Tadhg Healy 7. Mark Ellis
(Ballygarvan)    (Buttevant)  (Millstreet)

8. Kevin Hartnett 9. Barry Fitzgerald
(Russell Rovers) (Douglas)

[read more …] “Mark Ellis in the Cork Intermediate team next Sunday”

Kilcorney Feis May 29th/30th

Kilcorney Centenary Community Feis (1910 – 2010)
Feis Chill Cóirne Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th of May, 2010
Kilcorney Community Centre
Rince: Sun. 10.00am
Comórtaisí Eile: Sat. 12.00pm
Admission: Adults: €5.00
Children: Free
Competitors and dancing teachers admitted free
Enquiries: 087 6534813 Website: http://kilcorney.com

The timetable for Saturday and Sunday competitions are given below

See the Kilcorney Feis website for the history and old photos of the feis

[read more …] “Kilcorney Feis May 29th/30th”

Eurovision 2010 – Niamh Kavanagh

Niamh Kavanagh who won the Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet way back in 1993 is representing Ireland again this year in Oslo (Norway). The second semi-final is on tonight and Niamh and Co. will be doing their piece. You can’t vote for her if you’re in Ireland, but be sure to cheer them on. It starts at 8pm tonight on RTE2. Below is a video of her from the dress rehearsals in Oslo last night.

update 27th May: They’re in the final on Saturday night 🙂 Video from the semi final is below:

[read more …] “Eurovision 2010 – Niamh Kavanagh”

Denis Corcoran

Denis Corcoran

Denis Corcoran as a young man left Kilmeedy and he went to live in the U.S of A
And there he earnt his living as a Fireman he was a big and brave man on his day
But as the years went on he thought of Millstreet and of the fields by Clara far away
He visualized the bohreens and the hedgerows and the hawthorns in their white flowers of the May.
When Denis Corcoran came home to live in Millstreet he met and fell in love with Miss Maud Brown
And they lived at Claraghatlea north by the old stream about a mile and a half west of the Town
They lived there for a few decades and were happy till they sold and bought a house on the Clara road
But since Denis and his wife went to the reaper a lot of water down Finnow has flowed.
He was a very tall man and broad shouldered and he stood over six foot without shoes
And one might say quite a commanding figure and people listened when he aired his views
In his prime he led a life of adventure and of his stories one could never tire
He once showed us the medal that he won for bravery when he rescued a young baby in a fire.
He lived his twilight years in his old homeplace the man who earned his fortune far away
The job he worked in was one fraught with danger and he was one who earned his every pay
We marvelled at his stories of adventure and he was one who could not tell a lie
And he became a hero far from Millstreet when he risked his life to save a baby boy.

by Francis Duggan

Death Notice: Connie McSweeney

The death has occurred on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 of Connie McSWEENEY of Gortavehy East, Rathmore and late of Cloughoulamore, Millstreet, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal today, Wednesday, at 8pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations to Cancer Research c/o Cork University Hospital.

Drishane Garden Fête 1988

With the Drishane Garden Fête on next Sunday, archived photos from the Millstreet Museum collection of the Garden Fête 1988 had the cobwebs wiped off them and were scanned in to give an idea of what was happening back then. All the photos are below. [read more …] “Drishane Garden Fête 1988”

Death Notice: Ellen (Nell) Kelleher, Aubane

Late of Aubane, Millstreet. Who passed away peacefully, in her 94th year, at her son’s residence. Removal from her son’s residence this Wednesday evening at 8pm to St. Patrick’s church, Millstreet. Requiem mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Drishane Cemetery. Enquiries to Buckley Undertakers, Ballydesmond 064-7751141 or 087-2630765

Death Notice: Anne Casey Joy, Curraraigue

Late of Highland View, Dunloe Upper, Beaufort, Killarney and formerly of Curraraigue, Banteer. Reposing at O’Shea’s funeral home, Killarney, from 7 pm to 9 pm this Wednesday evening. Followed by removal to Beaufort Parish Church. Requiem mass on Thursday morning at 10.30am, with burial afterwards in Churchtown Cemetery. Enquiries to O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Killarney, Co Kerry 064-6637123.

RIP Anne Casey on Facebook

Regional Report 1014 – 25th May 2010


Eily Buckley

Fondest greetings dear listeners/readers  and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Tuesday morning.

The Duggan Family are pulling out all the stops to make their re-enactment of the renowned Drishane Garden Fete a day to remember on Sunday while at the same time raising great money for the Baby Jacob fund. See posters for details.

Our beautiful Country Park will be open of course every day .

A very full week just gone past here in Millstreet and an even fuller one coming up. The annual Mass at Tubrid Well was blessed with brilliant sunshine on Friday evening last. The crowds were well up on former years. No less than four priests concelebrated , the parish choir attended and amplification was provided as always by the treasured John Anthony O Sullivan.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1014 – 25th May 2010”

Death Notice: Sr. Kathleen O’Riordan, Laught

The death has occurred on Monday, May 24, 2010 of Sr. Kathleen O’RIORDAN (Columban Sister) of St. Columban’s Convent, Magheramore, Wicklow. Late of Laught, Rathcoole, Mallow, Co. Cork, and Chile. Deeply regretted by her sisters Helen McMunn, Mary Finnerty, Hannah MacPhaidin, Noreen Kiely, brothers Joe and Brendan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunt, nieces and nephews, grandniece and grandnephews, relatives, friends and Religious Community. R.I.P. Funeral tomorrow, Wednesday, after 11.30am Mass in the Convent Chapel to the Convent Cemetery. Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Sr. Kathleen in St. John’s Church Dromagh on Monday, May 31, at 8pm.

The Twelve Counties Railtour MkII

The Twelve Counties Railtour MkII at Millstreet Train Station last Saturday

from the Modern Railway Society of Ireland

“The Twelve Counties Railtour MkII”

Saturday 22nd May 2010
Originally scheduled to run on the 3rd October 2009 but having to be cancelled due to the bridge collapse at Malahide, [read more …] “The Twelve Counties Railtour MkII”

Results & Fixtures


Duhallow Ducon Cup: Dromtariffe 1-14 Millstreet 0-8

JHL: Meelin 2-19 Millstreet 1-2;

Tickets for the Cork v Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday May 30th will be on sale from the MUNSTER GAA TICKET VAN at  Coleman’s Centra, 2.30pm to 4.00pm Tuesday May 25th

Bowling (Kilcorney) Junior A : Paul Burke bt Michael Murphy 1bwl €4,000 Vincent Kiely bt Seamus Sexton 1bwl €2,000. Club: Michael Murphy bt Mark Burke 1bwl €2,600. Senior Championship Quarter Final Draw Pat Butler v Aidan Murphy Kilcorney Fri 28th May at 2.30 p.m

John Cronin Memorial leader board

Name Fota Killarney Dooks Waterville Total
Chris Twomey 12 12 24
Tom Flahive 8 8 16
John Twomey 15 0 15
John O’ Keeffe 0 15 15
Dan Daly 10 0 10
Connie Cotter 0 10 10
James Burke 9 0 9
Stephen Duggan 0 9 9
Padraig Sheehan 3 5 8
Tony McCaul 7 0 7
Michael Dennehy 0 7 7
Liam Burke 6 0 6
Paddy Roche 4 2 6
Brendan Hickey 0 6 6
Matt Murphy 5 0 5
Peter Lawlor 0 4 4
Eric Hickey 2 1 3
Michael Dineen 0 3 3
John O’ Sullivan 1 0 1