Summer Horse Show is back in the Saddle!

THE absence of the sound of hooves at Millstreet Horse Show last August, after the show was canceled, cost the region €10 million, according Green Glens owner Noel C Duggan, who has announced plans for a whole new show next year.

The ‘man of steel’ told The Corkman that it is “full steam ahead” for next year’s show with the Green Glens committing to reviving one of the highlights of the showjumping year in Ireland…………

Last week we carried a short sniplet from the Irish Independant newspaper which said that there would be a horse show in Millstreet in summer of next year. The Corkman this week carries a more in-depth article and the full article can be read here.

For the views of the competitors themselves, there’s a discussion on boards.ie that sheds some more light on the topic.

Ireland Involved Awards – Seán Radley Nominated

Our own Seán Radley has been nominated for the 2009 Ireland Involved Awards which take place this evening (Nov 5th 2009)  at a dinner hosted by the Taoiseach’s Office in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Sean has been nominated in the “Arts, Culture & Media” Section for his work documenting community life in Millstreet for the last 40 years. He will be accompanied at the awards ceremony by Mike and Kathy O’Connor who nominated him in the first case.

Lots of people (85+) have left comments on his nomination page, so go and show your support and gratitude too on that page. (comments are now closed)

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Stephen O’Riordan on the RTE News last Night

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Stephen O’Riordan who made the film “The Forgotten Maggies”, has taken it a step further and yesterday was spokesperson for the victims as they seek compensation for their years in the Magdalen laundries. There is an article in today’s Irish Independant on the topic, and there was an item on the RTE News last night which you can see if you click on the still image above (the article starts at 10:15 in the clip).

Finishers in the Dublin City Marathon

In her notes last week, Eily Buckley congratulated all those that ran in the Dublin City Marathon on 26th of October last. The results have been released and here are those from the Millstreet area:

  • 294th Brian Murphy Knocknakilla 03:00:07
  • 809th Chris Murphy Clara 03:18:29
  • 1425th John Sheahan 3:28:59
  • 2444th Brian O’Connor Cloghoula 03:43:09
  • 3039th Thomas O’Leary 03:49:41
  • 4300th Con Twomey 04:02:42
  • 5112ndPaudie Bourke Kilcorney 04:08:40
  • 4802nd Humphrey Hickey The Bush Bar 04:08:50
  • 5613rd Liam Bourke Kilcorney 04:15:01
  • 8483rd Michelle O’Leary(Casey) 05:01:49
  • 10005th Mary O’Mahony 06:23:50 and 9767th Denis O’Mahony 06:01:35 walked it!
  • Also one of the local guards ran it, but we’re not sure which one!

If you know someone that ran, then go check up their times.

Regional Report 986 3rd November 2009

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Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 986 from Millstreet on November 3rd. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the vary best on this wintery Tuesday morning

On behalf of our community this morning, I want to convey our heartiest congratulations to our own Seán Radley on being shortlisted down to the last 30 in the All Ireland Volunteering Awards, sponsored by Specsavers. He is to travel to Dublin on Thursday for the final, which will be held at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham. And we wish him the very best of Millstreet luck. Michael and Kathy O’Connor, who nominated him in the first pace, will go along with him on the day.

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Fancy Dress Party 2009 – pics (part 1 of 4)

The Annual Fancy Dress Halloween Party in aid of Cystic Fibrosis was an outstanding success. Hundreds arrived at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 30th Oct. 2009 in totally stunning costumes. The range and variety of these most colourful fancy dress outfits is getting better and better by the year. The very enjoyable auction realised over €3,000.00 alone not to mention the substantial amount collected at admission to the hugely popular event. Áine Collins and Paul Cassidy together with their very dedicated supporters much take a bow on organising such a phenomenally successful event for this year’s chosen cause – Cystic Fibrosis. Catherine Pomeroy-Murphy and Cllr. Noel Buckley conducted the auction wish such professionalism! Here we share a selection of pictures from the truly wonderful night of nights at the Wallis Arms where Billy and Ellen Sheahan of the Wallis Arms appeared in two of the most colourful costumes. What a superb spirit on a special night. Brendan Murphy and I reported “live” for LTV2 Millstreet while Connie and Tom of “The Celt” provided excellent musical harmony.
(Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )  .… (There’s so many photos there that it was not possible to put them all into one post. so we’ll release them over the next few days).the first bunch of photos are below:
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New York Marathon

NYMarathon-mary47685-6656-026fDonal Cashman from Tullig is running in the New York Marathon today, starting at 2:20pm Irish time. His race number is 14131 & you will be able to track his location in the race if you go to the NYC Marathon website and follow the instructions for the “athlete tracker”. Or watch the race live online from Universal Sports. Best of luck Donal. ……He finished in 3:18:26 Also well done to Mary O Mahony  (#60642) of Minor Row who completed the marathon in 5:43:52.

Click on the images to view dozens of photos taken during the race by official photographers.

Daniel Finn, Catherine Creedon & Family

Death Cert of Daniel Finn (click to see full size)

Daniel Finn (1818-1887) Laborer and Immigrant to USA in 1873 (b. December 1818, Millstreet and Cullen, Cork, County Cork, Munster Province, Ireland – d. October 14, 1887, 276 1st Street, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07302-2713, USA)

Birth:
Daniel was born in Millstreet, Cork, Ireland to Mary and Patrick Finn (c1790-?).

Marriage:
He married Catherine Creedon (1834-1914) around 1855-1860.

Children:
Together they had the following children: Mary A. Finn (1860-1885) who was born in Ireland or Wales; Nora M. Finn (1866-1898) who was born in Wales and married John Joseph Burke I (1868-1939); and Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Finn (1873-1918) who was born in Cardiff in Wales. There were two more children that died at birth and they are probably buried in Wales or Ireland.

Emigration:
Around 1860 Daniel and Catherine moved from Ireland to Cardiff, Wales. In 1873 the family moved from Wales to the United States and lived in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Death Notice: Patricia Calhoun (née O’Sullivan), Florida & Millstreet

CALHOUN, Patricia (O’Sullivan), 87, died suddenly on April 2, 2009 in Clearwater. She was born May 19, 1921 in Millstreet County Cork, Ireland. In 1939 she moved to London, England where she was drafted as a telephone operator in the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. It was there that she met her husband, James who was serving in the United States 8th Air Force. They were married in Thetford, England on April 11, 1945. As a war bride, she emigrated to the United States aboard the Andrea Doria eventually settling in Ashland, WI. She became a United States citizen on May 4, 1951 and lived in many parts of Wisconsin including Fond du Lac, Eau Claire and Superior. She moved to Clearwater in 1981 and was a member of St. Brendan’s Women’s Guild and the Island Estates Civic Association. She is survived by her husband of 64 year and her four children. Brian (Jeanne) of Jacksonville, Sean of Concord, CA, Garry (Deborah) of New Brighton MN and Colleen (George Harig Jr.), Oakland, CA. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, David Calhoun, Daniel Calhoun, Paige Calhoun, Chloe Harig and one great-grand-child, Phoenix Calhoun. A gathering of friends will take place at Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 1 pm followed by internment at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. A future memorial service will be scheduled when the entire family can be together. Hubbell Funeral Home www.hubbellfuneralhome. [legacy]

 

Parish Newsletter – 1st Nov 09 – Feast of All Saints

Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. Gerard O’Leary 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:

RECENT DEATHS:

Jim Fitzgerald, Murphy’s Terrace

Patrick Buckley, Tralee & Millstreet

Sr. Dolores Healy, Drishane Sister

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Death Notice: Bridget E. McCoy, Florida

McCOY Bridget E. McCoy (Née O’Sullivan), 85, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2009. She was born on January 12, 1924 in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland, to James O’Sullivan and Noreen O’Connor. She served in the RAF during WWII as a Nurse where she met and cared for her future husband of 58 years, SGM James S. McCoy. After the War, she accompanied her husband to the US in 1945 where they began their family. She is survived by one son, CW4 James S. McCoy (Linda), and predeceased by one daughter, Sharon Nagy. Bridget has three grand- children, Michelle, Marsha, and Brian, and two great grandchildren, Kennady and Karsyn. The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 P.M. in the Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Chapel on Friday, April 10, 2009. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 10, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Riverside Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home 7242 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32205. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 9, 2009 [legacy]

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Horse Show 2010 news

In todays Irish Independent, in a showjumping article, there’s some news on a possible Millstreet Horse Show for next year 2010:

… Meanwhile at home, the Duggan family at Millstreet have caused a stir by announcing details of a major show jumping fixture at the Green Glens Arena immediately following the 2010 Dublin Horse Show.
A disagreement over an insurance claim led to tension between the Millstreet family and Showjumping Ireland (SJI) some time ago and Millstreet Show Director, Thomas Duggan, last night confirmed to The Irish Independent that next year’s event will be “unaffiliated and independent”, which may set them on course for another clash with SJI.

Aubane Historical Society

Aubane:Where In The World Is It?Aubane Historical Society which is run by Jack Lane and publishes historical books on a regular basis, have revamped their website aubanehistoricalsociety.org. Also, they have made available seventeen older publications on the site for FREE. Links to all these publications are given below:

A Millstreet Medley, A Millstreet Miscellany, Aubane: Where In The World Is It?, Evidence To The Parnell Commission, Millstreet—The Cockpit Of Ireland, Notes On The History Of Millstreet, A Millstreet Miscellany, All The Owners Of Land In Cork In 1872, Local Evidence To The Devon Commission, Millstreet—A “Considerable” Town, The Origin & Development Of The Parish Of Millstreet by Fr. Seán Tucker, Why Millstreet’s History Needs To Be Written, Aubane Versus Oxford, The ‘Boys’ Of The Millstreet Battalion Area, The Burning Of Cork: an eyewitness account by Alan J. Ellis, Aubane School And Its Roll Books, 1913 – 74.

Millstreet Motorcycle Training

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Another Millstreet business has a presence on the internet at millstreetmotorcycletraining.com:

Motorcycle Training from the Very beginning to Test Standard from a Road Safety Authority approved driving Instructor (ADI ), and an experienced biker. Covering Cork/Kerry/Limerick. Our Training Base is located in Millstreet Town. We cover most of the local test centres. Our rates are competitive . We have school bikes. Give me a call, text, or  e-mail.