Parish Newsletter 10th January, 2010

PARISH NEWSLETTER

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

10th 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

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:

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:

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Schools Closed until Thursday 14th January

Schools Closed until Thursday 14th January

The Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD, has told all primary and post-primary schools to close on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week due to the bad weather.

Minister O’Keeffe took the decision in the interest of the welfare of school children.

The Minister took the decision following a meeting today [Friday] of the Government’s emergency planning group and in the context of the poor weather outlook for the coming days.

Minister O’Keeffe said: ‘I took the decision to close all schools based on my concern for the health and safety of school children in these very challenging weather conditions.

‘I considered, in particular, the forecast for snowfall on Sunday and Monday which will cause further disruption.

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Millstreet Matters – 7 Jan 2010

Ignoring the sub-zero freezing conditions, swimmers and supporters made their way to the famous Boeing for the second annual New Year’s day swim.

Those participating defied the arctic weather to support the beneficiaries from the staging, the worthy Irish Cancer Society Night Nurses and LTV2.

This is part of the Millstreet Matters column on the Corkman, which also talks about Scór, Ballydaly Christmas Party, and Adult education

Millstreet Relief Road

Extract from a Cork County Council Meeting Minutes in 2009, there were some discussions on the Millstreet Relief Road. (New relief road from Drishane View, to Gerry Collins  Tyre Centre, and coming out at the Hospital Cross on the Killarney Road.  It was planned maybe twenty years ago, and they are still talking about it, an in the current economic environment, it is unlikely to be completed in the near future, although some ancillary works have been done in the last year.

REPORT UNDER ARTICLE 179 OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT, 2000:
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Proposed by Councillor Noel Buckley

Seconded by Councillor Patrick Buckley

RESOLVED:
“Noting that in accordance with Article 179 of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 2000, notice of the proposed development was published, that no submissions were received in respect of the proposal, approval pursuant to Article 179 of the said Act is given for the following:-

Construction of approximately 610 metres of new road including footpaths, cycle lanes and ancillary works at Millstreet Relief Road in the townlands of Coomlogane and Liscahane

Also noted was the need of the council to sell one of their social housing units at 15 Fairfield Rise, Minor Row

15 Fairfield Rise, Minor Row, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

We Sound Unsure

We Sound Unsure are a Millstreet band and in their own words:  “We hail from the tiny hamlet of Millstreet and we’re like the best band there. Seriously.”

They released an EP some time ago entitled “Awkward Times, Awkward Measures”. You can listen to five of their tunes on their myspace page, as well as their bebo page. The music itself is actually quite interesting, sounding at times quite like Cathal Coughlan (from his Fatima Mansions days).

[read more …] “We Sound Unsure”

A year of highs and lows for our Footballers

THE first part of the Millstreet GAA review focuses on  Millstreet GAA clubs Football season 2009

Millstreet GAA hosts its AGM in Millstreet GAA Community Hall on this Friday night commencing at 8pm. Looking at a football review this week, the JAFC campaign began on a 0-11 to a 0-7 defeat to defending holders Cullen. There was no disputing that Cullen were worthy winners yet Millstreet paraded six minor players over the hour and delivered a creditable showing.

Subsequently, Millstreet cantered clear of Newmarket 4-16 to 0-9 in the second round. Once Millstreet got into their stride upon the resumption, they possessed far too many aces in the pack for a second string Newmarket combination.

Read the full review of Millstreet GAA Football 2009 on the Corkman website

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Millstreet May 15th 1993

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Just in case anyone had forgotten, this is when the Eurovision visited Millstreet. Here is an article about how Liverpool took on Ireland in Millstreet … and came off second best!

It is an interesting read with a bit of humour too, and it also has lots of the videos of the songs from the night. So, go visit the article if you think it might be interesting to remember back.

Spring Farm Machinery Show

PREPARATIONS are now well under way for the third annual Spring Farm Machinery Show which will take place at the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet on the afternoons and evenings of 12, 13 and 14 of January 2010.

This exciting and innovative event will feature all the leading tractor and machinery dealerships in the area, numerous new exhibitors have booked with many previous companies requesting additional space.

The Spring Farm Machinery Show takes place at a time of year when farmers and contractors are looking forward to the season ahead and are keen to embrace new technology and ideas, our aim is to afford them this opportunity by bringing together a wide variety of exhibitors all in one venue in the comfort of heated indoor halls.

Read the full article on the Corkman Newspaper

More promotional information for the show is shown below:

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Battling the Freeze

ice storm - NOAAThe Corkman reports this week that lots of houses in Millstreet are without water

…and at least 16 new houses in an estate in Millstreet were also without water.
The Corkman understands that one resident in Millstreet was without water for the past three weeks…

Read the full article on The Corkman website

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Millstreet 2009 – A Year in Review (Jan – Mar)

2009 saw Millstreet maintain a positive image with numerous highlights. In the first of a four-part series, John Tarrant gives an appraisal of January, Febuary, March

JANUARY

A New Year’s Day charity swim at the Boeing aids Millstreet Hospital.

The two day Millstreet Coursing meeting enjoyed favourable weather as a dedicated band return to the Millstreet Town Park.

Altar Girls introduced to serve at masses for the very first time.

Millstreet Mother and Toddler group celebrate 10th birthday.

Cullen and Special Needs Association launch annual Weigh In.

Patrons either side of the county bounds take the trip to the Rathmore Marian Players pantomime “Mother Goose”.

See the full article on the Corkman website

[read more …] “Millstreet 2009 – A Year in Review (Jan – Mar)”

Cork Strategic Retail Study

Cork City Council have published a Strategic Retail study of Cork City and County. There are some interesting references to Millstreet, but what i find interesting is the part of

Millstreet is a smaller town than either Charleville or Mitchelstown, but which nevertheless supports a reasonable amount (4,200m2) of retail floorspace, of which three quarters (3,100m2) is comparison goods and dominated by a single large store retailing predominantly furniture. Millstreet functions as a County Town and has the potential to expand the retail provision by the exploitation of opportunity sites in and around the town centre.

It expects the the population of Millstreet to be 1,270 in 2011 (this surely is the population of the town only) but does not give the expected population in 2020 like it does for other large towns like Mallow / Fermoy / Youghal / Kinsale which expect their population to grow by between two and three times … which seems astonishing in such a short length of time.

However, if you are interested in this kind of thing, it’s worth a read.

LTV2: Photos from this weeks upcoming Show

Scenes from th3 first programme of the year on LTV2 Millstreet next Thursday night at 10.00pm repeated on the following Sunday evening at 8.00pm, on this programme we will take a look at the New Years Day swim in the Blackwater River and also report on the official opening of the Airtriciity Wind Farm at Coomacheo near Millstreet. Editor for this weeks programme is Sean Murphy.

Nollaig na mBan

Christmas treeToday is Nollaig na mBan (also known as Womens Christmas, Little Christmas, and The Feast of the Ephipany) where the men get to take over the house and the women get to enjoy themselves.

After a long cold Christmas the women amongst us deserve to put up their feet for the day and enjoy themselves for once if they can … with the hope of not getting food poisoning! 😉

For those that have never heard of it, the tradition of “Nollaig na mBan” is an old custom that’s still celebrated by women all over Ireland (and indeed in Irish emigrant communities all over the world). It goes back to the days when large families were the norm. Men never lifted a finger in the house to help, and were never expected to. If a man washed the dishes, he would be called an “auld woman” by other men. No full blooded Irish man was prepared to risk that! I’m not really sure that it applies in these days where work is less well defined between the sexes, but it still a good tradition which celebrates the importance of the women amongst us.

There’s a nice article that you can read here on Womens Christmas

Schools Closed until next Monday

It was announced last night that due to the treacherous nature of the roads, footpaths and concreted areas, all schools in Millstreet will remain closed until next Monday (11th January). This includes Presentation Convent, Boys National School, Millstreet Community School, Ballydaly National School and Cloghoula National School. There is no information on the other schools. With the freezing weather set to continue into next week, this will have to be reviewed in due course for the first few days of next week.

The schools have now been  off for three weeks over the Christmas period, as they were closed for two days before Christmas for the same reasons. I wonder are the kids happy to be off still, or would they prefer to be back with their friends?

Willie Neenans Night

I was there that night in eighty three as one of the massive crowd
For to celebrate our great athlete he made us all so proud
The speeches were made in the Town Square the band played up and down
From San Juan he had brought a World Championship medal with him to Millstreet his Hometown.
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The Town Square full of people it was an amazing sight
Surrounded by friends and family it was Willie Neenan’s night
We felt honoured for to honour him in the old Town of Millstreet
In a place of many sporting greats he was our best athlete.
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One who worked so hard for his success and fame the miles of road he ran
Cork County, Munster, All Ireland and World Championship medals he was a mighty man
Yet he was always down to earth untainted by conceit
At cross country meetings when I was young he was the one to beat.
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How often he ran up and down to and from the cross on Clara Hill
Will Millstreet see his likes again I doubt it ever will
In five hundred years or more from now with the life from him long gone
The legend of Willie Neenan will still be living on.

by Francis Duggan

Birds of Ice in Kilcorney

Birds of Ice, by the edge of the river at Kilcorney Heights
"Birds of Ice", by the edge of the river at Kilcorney Heights

The art of nature … at first glance the ice looks like doves beside the river, and then you wonder how did that form?

Natures art comes at a price though. The freeze is still with us but it is not as cold as it has been in previous nights. Rain/sleet fell early yesterday morning and froze solid, covering everything in half an inch of solid ice. Everything ground to a halt and early morning commuters were left with treacherous road conditions with many of them turning around and staying at home for the day. While in town all day, walkers were better off walking on the roads because the footpaths had not been salted and were just plain dangerous.

The picture taken by Nellie Healy appeared on the Irish Independent website in a gallery entitled The Big Freeze

Regional Report 994 5th January 2009

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir Cairde and welcome to News Report 994 from Millstreet, and welcome to Twenty Ten.

Our Weekly lotto Draw will resume on Sunday next January 10th. Starting off at the Clara Inn with a Jackpot of €2,200.

Well regardless of the weather, we had a great Christmas. Our newly refurbished Church looked great for the Nativity Mass. A few changes were evident, with the pulpit now beside the extended alter. It looks great and is used by those doing the readings. The Crib was placed just inside the entrance door, down at the end of the church, for the first time in many, many years. Donations for the crib are for charity every year.

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Baptism, Marriage and Burial Records

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At the end of November 2009, Martin Cullen TD, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism unveiled a new website called irishgenealogy.ie, with the aim of allowing everyone to search for information on their Irish ancestors from the comfort of their own homes.

Luckily for us, the Kerry Diocese along with the Dublin Diocese are the first to have their records included on the site, so the records for Millstreet Parish (includes Ballydaly and Cullen)  are available to browse throughhttp://www.irishgenealogy.ie/images/logo.jpg

For Millstreet, there are 11,718 Baptismal records and 1,957 Marriage records for the dates 1st January 1751 up to 31 December 1903.

[update Feb 2013]  The full list of Dioceses with records online has increased since this article was first published, and is now:

The site is very easy to use, so it should be one of your first ports of call if you are researching your ancestors.

Thanks to Presley for reminding me of this item

County Scór na nÓg Finals Winners

Congrats to the Millstreet Instrumental Music group (Donal Linehan, Alanna Barry, Kelly Murphy, James Linehan, Cian Dennehy), and the Cullen Novelty Act (Clare Sheahan, Sinead O’Keeffe, Colin O’Leary, Seamus Fleming, Sean Murphy, Elaine Herlihy, Michael Herlihy) which won their respective categories at the Permanent TSB Cork County Scór na nÓg Finals which were hosted in the Eire Og GAA Pavilion, Ovens on January 3rd.

The Munster Scór na nÓg semi finals in the Eire Og GAA Pavilion, Ovens on next Saturday night (Jan 9th) at 7pm. Participating teams come from Cork, Kerry and Waterford. (Rescheduled to Jan 17th because of the bad weather)

Full results are available on the Cork GAA website

Parish Newsletter Jan 3rd 2010

Second Sunday after Christmas

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
Parish Office Opening Hours: Monday – Tuesday – Friday:
10.00a.m-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m-5.00p.m
(Parish Office is closed until 8th January)

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:

Mary O’Keeffe, Banteer & late of Ahane

Margaret O’Hare, Cloughoula House

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LTV2 Prog 143: Nov 2009

The first ten minutes of LTV2 Millstreet Program no 143 Nov 2009. Part of the video includes Seán Radley talking about the Ireland Involved Awards for which he was nominated.

LTV2 has also informed us that they now have their own channel on YouTube where they will be adding videos of their programs, and a Facebook page where they will be adding photos, where you can discuss topics etc.

Death Notice: Timmie Falvey

The death has occurred of Timothy (Timmie) FALVEY of Cullen, Cork
Late of Scrahanaville, Gneeveguilla. Unexpectedly, at his residence. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Monday, evening at 9pm. Removal Tuesday, at 8pm to Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Wednesday 6th Jan at 10.30am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Date of death: Saturday, January 02, 2010

Soccer Tables

The soccer season is moving on and the fixtures have been decimated for the last two months because of all the bad weather (fiztures and results are given on our Whats On page), but we have listed the league tables below for the Millstreet teams so that all know how they are getting on (as of Dec 22nd ’09). The Millstreet teams are in highlighted in bold. The older lads play in the Cork AUL, and the schoolboys play in the Cork Schoolboys League. (There are 5 different league tables shown below)

Murphy’s Irish Stout League 2A
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Millstreet Cel 4 3 1 0 14 5 10
Springfield A 4 3 1 0 13 5 10
Waterloo 4 3 0 1 12 8 9
Killowen 8 2 3 3 19 24 9
Crescent Ath 6 1 5 0 12 11 8
Castle Cel 5 2 2 1 11 13 8
Inter City Cel 4 2 0 2 14 13 6
Hillington 8 1 3 4 7 16 6
Glanworth Utd 9 1 2 6 15 21 5
Coachford 4 1 1 2 1 2 4

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