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

Parish Newsletter 23nd May ’10

Pentecost Sunday 23rd 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>



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: Eilish O’Hanlon, Carrigtwohill & Ballydaly

Mary O’Donoghue, Caherbarnagh & England

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 23nd May ’10”

Earl Grey Famine Orphans

Dear Sir/Madam
My great great grandmother Johanna/Hannah Mahoney was one of the “Earl Grey Famine Orphans” from Millstreet sent to Australia in 1850. Her parents were Daniel Mahoney, a shoe maker, and Catherine nee Sheehan both deceased. I found a Widow Mahony and 3 dependants were evicted from Rathcoole in 1847 which could be Catherine.
I am trying to find out where Daniel and Catherine would have been buried as probable famine victims. Would it have been Cillin on the Clara Road or Clondrohid?
I would like to pay my respects and if possible plant a tree in their memory.
Although I was born and raised in New Zealand I have lived in Clonakilty the past 16 years and have only recently discovered my ancestors.
yours faithfully
Kaye <email>


About the Earl Grey Female Orphans

Between 1848 and 1850 over 4,000 adolescent female orphans emigrated from Irish workhouses to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide on the other side of the world. Their emigration has become known as the ‘Earl Grey scheme’ after its principal architect, Earl Grey, Secretary of State for the Colonies in Lord John Russell’s Whig government at the time of the Great Irish Famine.

[read more …] “Earl Grey Famine Orphans”

Monsignor Michael Manning Presentation

On Thursday, 13th May 2010 as Monsignor Michael Manning concluded the celebration of Mass at Canon O’Donovan Centre a special presentation was made by Mary Feeley to the priest who has been the dedicated Parish Priest of Millstreet parish for the past seventeen years.   It was also indicated that Margaret Kelleher is also retiring having been such a splendidly devoted Sacristan at St. Patrick’s Church for many years.   Special retirement occasion will take place in the Church and at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Friday night, 28th May 2010. (Pics:  Seán Radley) [read more …] “Monsignor Michael Manning Presentation”

People working with children must be vetted

A MAN employed as a bus driver by a youth group in Cork is a convicted rapist, a court heard yesterday.

Romanian national and Millstreet resident Ioan Munteanu pleaded guilty before Judge James McNulty at Macroom District Court in Co Cork to failure to inform an employer of a sexual offence, contrary to the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

The case has prompted the ISPCC to call for a radical reinforcement of the laws governing the vetting of those who work with children and teenagers.

“There should be a statutory responsibility on every employer to have their employees vetted [where children and teenagers were concerned],” said Caroline O’Sullivan, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s director of services.

[read more …] “People working with children must be vetted”

Capturing Hares

When reading the article below, keep in mind the fact that it refers to “Millstreet Country Park and Surrounds“, and that nothing is supplied that shows that the Park allowed hares to be removed, but that never got in the way of an organisation with an agenda. The Country Park have responded by saying that they allowed no hares to be removed from the Park.

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has called on Millstreet Country Park to act to keep coursers out of its 500 acre nature attraction. A document obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows that a total of 78 hares were removed from the park and its surrounds last November and December.

In a letter to the park, we commented that interference with the resident hare population is “contrary to the ethos of the country park which invites people to come to enjoy nature and discover the ‘exciting revelations within the animal kingdom’.”
An extract from a document obtained by ICABS. It shows that 78 hares were captured from Millstreet Country Park and surrounds late last year.


2010 AIB Better Ireland Awards

Pictured at the presentation of the 2010 AIB Better Ireland Award Cheques in the Millstreet, Co. Cork Branch of AIB on Thursday, 15th April.    From left:  Seán Brennan, Branch Manager AIB Millstreet, Sr. Mercedes Behan (representing St. Vincent de Paul, Millstreet – St. Patrick’s Conference – €2,000.00 cheque),  Joan O’Mahony. Principal (representing Presentation N.S., Millstreet – €3,000.00 cheque),  Diarmuid McCarthy, Principal (representing Holy Family N.S., Rathmore, Co. Kerry – €5,000.00 cheque) and Mary Murphy, AIB Better Ireland Programme Coordinator, Millstreet AIB Branch, Co. Cork. (Picture: Seán Radley)

See the AIB Better Ireland Press Release below: [read more …] “2010 AIB Better Ireland Awards”

Drishane Garden Fête from the 1930s

Drishane Castle Garden Fete Sunday May 30th 2010.

The Drishane Castle Garden Fete was a traditional bi annual established by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus during their time in Drishane Convent 1909 – 1992. It was staged as a fund raiser for the Missions.
It was always an event held close to people’s hearts, attracting crowds of supporters from near and far. Sadly the tradition died when the Sisters’ time in Drishane came to an end, the last one was staged in May 1990 exactly 20 years ago.

2010 sees the revival of the Garden Fete on Sunday May 30th 1pm – 6pm. It promises to be a day of great festivity and celebration. It co incidentally corresponds with the Polish Celebration of “Children’s Day” further ensuring that it will be a fun filled day for all members of the family. The Committee is delighted to offer an afternoon of quality entertainment for all members of the family while also helping Baby Jacob in his lifetime challenge of blindness.
[read more …] “Drishane Garden Fête from the 1930s”

Death Notice: Eileen O’Hanlon (neé Dineen)

The death has occurred on Sunday, May 16th, 2010 of Eileen O’HANLON, (née Dineen) of Ballydaly and Carrigtwohill, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal today, Tuesday, at 7.30pm to Our Lady of Lourdes, Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 11am, followed by burial in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.

Regional Report 1013 – 18th May 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1013 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather dull and calm Tuesday morning.

Brian Murphy who is a panel beater from Cloughoulabeg, Millstreet, will be taking part in the FBD Insurance 8-Day Cycle Race which starts in Dunboyne on Sunday 23rd May and finishes in Skerries Dublin on Sunday 30th May. The race is a gruelling event and 10 professional teams as well as club teams from all over Ireland are taking part. Brian is a member of Kanturk Town Cycling Club and the Club have a five man team consisting of Brian Murphy, Will Curtin, Brian Canty, Richard Hooten & Bryan Long taking part this year. This is the lads first time in this race and we wish them all the best of luck.

Our outdoor  pursuits on  Sunday were many and varied,with Ballydaly staging their annual Sports and Leisure Day, at their local School Grounds,  a music extravaganza at Star Trax recording Studio  in Knocknagree and a fun day for all  ages in our Town Park  organised by the local Clubs. People turned out with children, babies in prams, dogs on leads in brilliant sunshine to see dads and granddads,  moms and grandmothers tog off for a real fun game of football. Which was followed by matches for a variety of age groups. The pipe band opened the show. The Celts provided music al fresco, and Jerry Pat filled the air with the tempting aroma of roasting burgers and snacks. There was no fee at the gate, and a great time was had by all.

Well done to all who organised it.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1013 – 18th May 2010”

Results & Fixtures: 14th – 20th May

Soccer – League 2A: Springfield “A” 1 Millstreet Cel 1

GAA Duhallow – JHL: Kilbrin 0-14 Millstreet 0-11; JBFL Freemount 1-12 St.John’s 1-08; Duhallow U12 B Football Final: Millstreet beat Boherbue  on Sunday Evening

Greyhounds – Curraheen Park 525: Two Wheel Training A4. Stakes. Final – Michael Murphy’s (Millstreet) Shanaknock Star (Droopys Scolari-Last Sheila) (6) 3-1 1; Hook Head (1) 6-4 2; Danielles Rio (4) 4-1 3. Sh, sh. 29.28.


Sciath na Scol Finals: C1 Sc Columbas (Ovens) v Millstreet 15 a side 20 mins a half  Tues June 1st Pairc Ui Rinn

Bishop Tim Carroll resigns due to ill health

The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of Bishop Timothy Joseph Carroll SMA (a native of Minor Row, Millstreet) as Vicar Apostolic of Kontagora, Nigeria, in accordance with canon 401, para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. In recent years Bishop Tim has been experiencing poor health and felt it necessary to hand over to a younger man.

Bishop Tim has worked in the Kwara and Niger States area of Nigeria since ordination in 1965.

Thirty years later he was appointed Prefect Apostolic of the newly-erected Kontagora Prefecture. In 2002 he was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Kontagora and ordained a Bishop on 17 August 2002 in Kontagora. Kontagora was carved out of three existing dioceses: Ilorin, Minna and Sokoto.

[read more …] “Bishop Tim Carroll resigns due to ill health”

Springfield 1 Millstreet Celtic 1

Millstreet Celtic just fell short at the final hurdle this morning when they failed to beat Springfield in the division 2A decider in Cobh. As detailed in a post this week, they had to win the game to overtake Springfield on top of the table in the last game of the season, but could only manage a 1-1 draw, conceding a goal with the last kick of the game after 8 minutes of extra time. Reports also that that there were also some unsavory scenes after the final whistle.

However, they are promoted to Division 1A where they will have to contend with local rivals Rathcoole Rovers. (note: from the comments below, it looks like they were not promoted after all 🙁 we’ll see in the next few days for certain.

See the discussion on about the controversy at the end of the game

The Narrow Road By Old Mushera

The narrow road by old Mushera it winds up and down
The backway from Cork through Rylane that ends at Millstreet Town
In Winter the drivers crawl slow through the fog
That steals down the mountain and cloaks Togher Bog
But the scenery is breathtaking on a nice Summer’s day
For the tourist who drives on the mountain roadway
The Boggeragh Ranges above you the valley below
By the hills where gorse, heather and bracken do grow
Where in Spring and in Summer the male lark does fly
Up from the rank bracken to sing in the sky
A small speck in the universe till in gray clouds he disappear
The bird out of sight though his music one hear
On the narrow high road by Mushera from here far away
The tourist amazed at the beauty today.

Parish Newsletter 16th May 2010




16th, 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>



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:

Michael Ryan, 4 West Side, Killarney Road
Mary O’Keeffe, Tureenglanahee, Ballydesmond
Jerry Buckley, Ummeraboy

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 16th May 2010”

Thady Quill

“The Bould Thady Quill” is a popular traditional Irish song. The song is ironic as it was written about an individual living in County Cork who was actually far from heroic.

It is common to hear critics or knockers, who, of course, never knew the man, emphatically assert that he was a phoney, while others, equally misinformed allege that he was utterly useless, an idler and parasite possessing innumerable vices and insisting that he never participated in any form of sport. It is only fair to the man that, because of the extremes of misrepresentation, he should be placed in proper perspective. We have his prowess and achievements fancifully exaggerated in the ballad and his shortcomings unfairly highlighted by his detractors….

read the full article on Thady Quill on Wikipedia

IRD Duhallow

Map of Communities in IRD Duhallow

IRD Duhallow is a community-based Integrated Rural Development (IRD) company that was established in 1989. The company combines the efforts and resources of the State Bodies, Local Authorities, Local Communities and individual entrepreneurs for the benefit of the local areas. The main objective of IRD Duhallow is to establish and to support initiatives directed towards the generation of enterprise for the benefit and welfare of communities in Duhallow who may be deprived due to rural population, immigration, lack of training, economic deprivation or poor infrastructure.

IRD Duhallow have recently updated their website and all the up to date information is there, including the Monthly Newsletter, DART Timetables, info on grants, Duhallow Initiatives, a communities section, and much more.

from IRD Duhallow

Millstreet Edge closer to Div 2A Title

Millstreet Celtic beat title title contenders Waterloo (from Rathduff) in their second last game of the season in the league. They have secured promotion for the season, but now they must win their final game against table toppers Springfield A (11.15am on Sunday morning at Pat O’Brien Park, Cobh) to lift the 2A title. Best of luck to the lads next Sunday.

Murphy’s Irish Stout League 2A
. Pld W D L GF GA Pts
. Springfield A 17 15 1 1 60 17 46
. Millstreet Celtic 17 14 2 1 55 21 44
. Waterloo 18 14 0 4 48 27 42

LTV 2 Programme 166: Star Trax Fire

LTV 2 Millstreet Footage from Programme 166 where Sean Radley and Sean Murphy met up with Donal Lynch at Star Trax Studio in Knocknagree to take a look at the damage caused by the huge fire up at the Studio recently.

LTV 2 are running a Fundraising dance to help get the studio back up and running on Friday 11 June in the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet with 5 Local bands/artists taking part on the night. Tickets for this dance are €10, and for more details contact 085-1144252. Your support will be greatly appreciated for this event.