Presentations at Millstreet Library

The culmination of the wonderfully successful "Summer Reading Challenge" which took place throughout Summer 2010 at Millstreet Library, was marked this Saturday evening with the presentation of Certificates to the many young participants. Pictured here are some of the enthusiastic readers receiving their personalised Certificates from Librarian, Breda O'Leary who coordinated the excellent scheme and by Kathleen Moynihan (Raheen, Rathmore), Storyteller supreme and Book Club Facilitator. Appetising refreshments were provided for everyone to mark the celebratory occasion. A Book Club is organised on a Saturday throughout the year on a monthly basis. Lots of updates on Millstreet Library happenings on (Seán)

Millstreet Celtic 3 Macroom B 2

3rd September 2010: We got off to the perfect start with a goal in the 3rd minute. A free kick from Tadhg Collins was saved by the keeper but Michael Murphy was following it in and finished to give us the lead. We had a couple of half chances in the next 20 mins but Macroom were dangerous when they went forward as well. In the 25th minute Mark Ellis received the ball on the wing and played a clever pass inside for M Murphy who rifled a volley to the top corner from the edge of the box to make it 2-0. We got a bit sloppy for the last 10 of the half but went in to the break 2-0 up. We picked up our game at the start of the 2nd half and went 3-0 up after 55 mins. From a corner on the left, Finbarr Corcoran saw his header saved but the rebound fell to Paul Dawson who slotted home. We sat back to quickly after this goal and were punished 5 mins later when they scored from a corner. 10 mins later they scored again to set up a nervy last 20 mins but we held on for an important 3 points. Best on the day for us were Eamon O Keeffe, Finbarr Corcoran and Michael Murphy.

Eurovision Memories Recalled

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Millstreet Eurovision a very impressive Street Display Unit was put in place at West End, Millstreet in 2003. Lots of Eurovision memories will be evoked on this forthcoming Thursday and Friday when a prestigious Australian Television Crew will be filming in the area. Winner of Eurovision 1993, Niamh Kavanagh, will visit Millstreet on Friday, 10th September to participate in this highly significant Documentary which deals with the History of Europe from the First Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and onwards to 2010. (Seán)

Millstreet Country Park Update

Summer is almost over and sadly Millstreet Country Park is fast approaching its end of season for 2010. End of season is Sunday 3rd October and we are calling on all seasonal ticket holders and general visitors to plan that final trip now! Millstreet Country Park will continue to open daily for September from 10am – 7pm, Restaurant and café hours for September are 12.30am – 6pm mon – Sat and 12.30am – 6.30pm sun. Visitor Centre and Restaurant will be closed from 3rd October. Grounds will however be available to those with annual membership.

(Joanie McAuliffe at Millstreet Country Park)

Millstreet Golf Society 04/09/2010

Dooks GC – Captains Prize

11:00 Michael Dennehy Connie Cotter John Twomey
11:08 Paddy Roche Liam Burke Michael Cotter
11:16 Denis Hickey Denis Kiely Donogh McAuliffe
11:24 John O’ Keeffe Brendan Hickey Tim Kiely
11:32 David McCaul Owen Hegarty Eamon McCaul
11:40 Noel O’ Connor Michael Dineen Jeremiah Keating
11:48 Chris Twomey Tom Flahive Eamon O’ Connor
11:56 Padraig Sheehan Eamon O’ Keeffe Thomas O’ Leary
12:04 Tadgh O’ Flynn John Moylan Brian Cremin

[read more …] “Millstreet Golf Society 04/09/2010”

Shannon Cruise – Part One

Beautiful Killaloe Harbour from where we began our River Shannon Cruise

We invite you to join us for Part One of a recent  Darren Kealy’s Coaches day tour to the River Shannon and beyond.  Here we share images of our arrival at Ballina, Co. Tipperary where some 51 people enjoyed a very warm welcome at the Lakeside Hotel from Manager, Eoin Little and his very friendly Staff who served delicious scones with coffee and tea.   With William Fitzgerald as Driver of our coach and Charlie Drake as a very helpful Guide/Co-ordinator we then proceeded to the nearby very scenic Killaloe Harbour, Co. Clare where

[read more …] “Shannon Cruise – Part One”

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.

Poetry Gifts Ireland

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A true taste of Ireland.”

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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””