Millstreet Christmas Market

Hi Everyone,

The Christmas Market is on this weekend. We have 27 stands with a huge variety of arts, crafts, fashion, photography, home wear, plants and centre pieces, cards and a million other things I can’t name.  The hall has been decorated festively and we will have a tea room to contemplate your purchases.
We would really appreciate it if you could drop in on Friday evening after work (from 4 – 9pm).  The Ladies and Gentlemen involved in organising the concert in Drishane will be there in full costume and we will have mulled wine waiting for you.
While we are not having an official opening it would be great to have lots of support on the first night with the hope that you will spread the word and your friends and relations will pop in over the weekend.
Thank you,
Members of the Christmas Lights Committee
Noirin Twomey, Joseph Lawlor, Catherine Pomeroy, Nicola Mc Mahon

Con Murphy Was A Man From Ballydaly

Con Murphy was a man from Ballydaly he lived about four miles from Millstreet Town
The first Irish person executed for possessing arms by the then Government of the British Crown
By all accounts a brave and decent person his life was cruelly cut short in his prime
But his merciless judges gave to Ireland one more hero whose legend lives on through the years of time
I knew old men who remembered Con Murphy they described him as a brave and mighty man
He loved his Country Ireland with a passion and wished to rid it of the Black and Tan
The British Government abused their rule in Ireland [read more …] “Con Murphy Was A Man From Ballydaly”

Death Notice – Moya MURPHY

The death has occurred on Saturday, November 27, 2010 of Moya MURPHY of Claramore, Millstreet, Cork. Loving daughter of Thomas and Maureen, loving sister of baby Charlie. Reposing at her residence tomorrow, Thursday, December 2, from 5pm to 8pm, followed by Rosary. Removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Friday, followed by Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. Donations, in lieu, to Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Millstreet Church Signal Extended

The team who recently arranged to extend the Church Signal from St. Patrick's Church,Millstreet to a far wider area - (from left) John Hickey, the Keogh Brothers from Dublin and John Joe Moriarty. The aerial on the roof of the Church is now much higher. One may obtain the Church Signal on UHF Channel 53. It can be tuned in when Church Services take place. If you are one of the new people who is now receiving the signal (which provides television coverage of Church Services) we would very much appreciate it if you would indicate the area in which you are receiving it by adding a comment here or by emailing <email> This will very much help us to determine the extended radius of the signal. Sincere thanks. (Seán Radley for

Regional Report 1041 – 30th November 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1041 from Millstreet .

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold, dry and frosty Tuesday morning.

Joan Anders was invited to meet the President, Mary McAleese when she came to visit Bru Columbanus in Wilton on Friday last. Bru Columbanus is a real haven where people who have loved ones at the Cork University Hospital can stay . Recently Joan raised €3,087 in aid of this wonderful facility, and as a result got to meet the President in person. So well done to Joan and to all who helped her.

Due to the harsh weather, lots of events are being cancelled, so it is advisable to chechk before leaving home. The Cullen Young at Heart Party planned for Friday night next is definitely off.

Bingo in Millstreet this Thursday night is also cancelled,

[read more …] “Regional Report 1041 – 30th November 2010”

Results & Fixtures: 29th Nov 2010

2010-11-28 Florence Marathon - Donal Cashman (in the white singlet and cap)

AUL 1A: Rathcoole Rovers 1 UCC A 2.
AUL 2A: Rylane Celtic 3 Millstreet Celtic 0
AUL 3A: Bweeng 1 Los Zarcos 3; Knocknaheeny Celtic v Rathcoole Rovers (off)
U16 National Cup: Rathcoole Rovers 1 – 1 Innishvilla. Innishvilla win 4-2 0n pens

Florence (Italy) Marathon: Donal Cashman (#2892) ran in 3:17:13. (video)

Upcoming Events in Aubane

Santa on his visit to Aubane in 2006. He's coming again on December 12th

There is a busy social schedule in Aubane from now until the Christmas period with singing, dancing, cards, parties and even a visit by the great man Santa himself! The full schedule is below:

DancingSet dancing continues every Monday night at 9.30pm in Aubane Community Centre.  All the best Polka sets and Hornpipes are promised in these lively sessions and all are welcome to come along and join in. Just to note dancing will continue all through the Christmas period weather permitting, so it is an excellent opportunity to burn off a few mince pies!

Cards – Fun Card Play takes place every Thursday night at 8.30pm in Aubane Community Centre. All are welcome from novice to expert to partake and have some fun.

Santa Claus will be visiting Aubane Community Centre on Sunday 12th December between 2 – 4pm. He will be arriving in a fire engine as flying conditions are predicted to be poor, so Rudolf and all the [read more …] “Upcoming Events in Aubane”

Áine Collins – Cork N.W. General Election Candidate for Fine Gael

Campaigning for the forthcoming General Election, Áine Collins, Cork N.W. Fine Gael Candidate visits J.J. O'Sullivan in his "J.J.'s Appliances" Shop in Percival Street, Kanturk. Also supporting the campaign is Michael Breen. Campaigning by Áine and Friends took place in Millstreet this Saturday morning, 27th Nov. 2010.

Annmarie O’Riordan’s new CD Launch

The superb Annmarie O’Riordan from Rathcoole launches her new album “Song for the Journey” next Tuesday evening at the Killarney Heights Hotel in Killarney.

She has assembled a number of musicians for the night:

  • Michael Collins,
  • Striolan Ceili Band,
  • Patrick O’Sullivan,
  • The Kelt,
  • Annmarie O’Riordan & her Band, and
  • other Special Guests

Doors Open @ 8.30pm. Dancing 9-12.30pm. [read more …] “Annmarie O’Riordan’s new CD Launch”

Parish Newsletter – 28th November 2010


First Sunday of Advent – 28th November, 2010

Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  / Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>


MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-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:

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 27th November:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Joan & Jack Healy, Minor Row   [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 28th November 2010”

National Spiced Beef Champions

O'Leary's Speciality Dishes - Click Here!In Darina Allen’s column in today’s Examiner, she mentions that:

.. The winner of the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland’s National Spiced Beef Competition on Friday, November 12th 2010, was Jerry O’Leary from O’Leary Family Butchers, The Square, Millstreet, Co Cork. Jerry’s spiced beef is made from a recipe used for over 80 years…

Full Results are on the Craft Butchers website
Also, check out O’Learys new website is at:

The Great Hero Of Mushera

He was the great hero of Mushera the All Ireland two mile hurdle champion of nineteen hundred and ten
I knew him when i was a youngster he was showing the wear of time then
He did not have to boast of his achievements his great record did say it all
When Duhallow old timers talked of famous athletes Paddy Keeffe’s name was one they did recall
In two mile hurdles in his prime in Ireland he was the number one athlete
But he never went to the Olympics Ireland then as a team did not compete [read more …] “The Great Hero Of Mushera”

Looking for O’Callaghans

Hello, I am searching for descendants of my late father Francis O CALLAGHAN,d.o.b.13 /1/1905. He was the son of Cornelius and Margaret O Callaghan, Liscahane, Drishane.
I am also looking to find my grandmothers maiden name. She married Cornelius J O’Callaghan in 1893, her christian name was Margaret. They had 7 children, Joseph,Timothy,Patrick f, Hannah,Cornelius, Denis, and Francis (my father). They lived in house no 9 Liscahane, Drishane. thanks,
Any replies please to, 087-2287353, or e-mail <email>
Thanks you, Francis O’Callaghan.

[read more …] “Looking for O’Callaghans”

A Night at the Castle – update

The organisers of the concert ‘A Night at the Castle’ in Drishane on Friday December 3rd have contacted us to say that “It seems that some people are waiting for the release of a concert for the Sunday afternoon – like last year.  There will NOT be a Sunday Concert and please buy your tickets before they are sold out !

The concert is in support of Children’s projects. Tickets are available at :

  • O’Leary’s Family Butchers,
  • Justyna’s Polish Shop Millstreet,
  • Green Glens Arena 029 70800, or
  • if you cannot pick up tickets beforehand, send an email to <email: Green Glens> and they will help you out.

Full details are available in the previous posts:

Launch of Fr. James McSweeney’s New Book

Fr. James McSweeney pictured at the official Book Launch of his magnificent new book “A Year to Remember”  in Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig with Family & Friends on Tuesday, 23rd Nov. 2010.    More images of the hugely successful event in a few days time. (Seán)

Also, Fr. James’ photo made the front page of yesterday’s Evening Echo newspaper. photo below: [read more …] “Launch of Fr. James McSweeney’s New Book”

A Lot of Men

A lot of men in my young years in Millstreet did like their sports and did enjoy their grog
And they shlauned peat to warm their family homes in Winter in early Summer in Gneeves mountain bog
Around their fire grates on nights in the depths of Winter current affairs were discussed and other things they did recall
Such as politics and sporting greats and of great teams and games of hurling and gaelic football
They told stories of the War of Independence in Sliabh Luachra and Duhallow such as the ambush at Tureengarriffe Glen
Of a battle celebrated and often written about of the bravery of Sean Moylan and his men [read more …] “A Lot of Men”

Regional Report 1040 – 23rd December 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1040 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and frosty Tuesday morning.

The Feast of the Presentation was celebrated over the weekend, and  in it’s honour a special Mass was concelebrated in our Church on Friday with all the pupils, teachers and staff of our Presentation National school attending. The Children performed a lovely pageant depicting the life of the Foundress of the Presentation Order, Nano Nagle, and their music and singing filled the air with lovely sounds. Sean Radley was there to film it and I will be screened on LTV2 in the near future.

All  during  last week our shops had offers galore for our special Shopping Week, with many people taking advantage of the occasion to stock up on certain items.  Next up will be the Christmas Art Fair which will be held in the GAA Hall from December 3 to 5th.

Women’s Health and Well Being Information Evening will be held at the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket on tomorrow Wednesday Evening, starting at 8pm.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1040 – 23rd December 2010”

How we vote

… Cork NW is a very split constituency. There is a respectable Labour vote in Macroom town and Ballincollig/Ovens has a lot of swing voters who will occasionally go Labour. However, the north of the constituency around Millstreet and Kanturk votes as though the civil war is still on…

Taken from the the discussion boards of the Peoples Republic of Cork website, where the discussion is warming up with all the current political turmoil in the country.

Indeed the ability to laugh at ourselves may be the only thing that can save us from losing our minds this time around!

Ray Ryan Honoured in Mallow

Journalist supreme and superb Correspondent in the "Irish Examiner" and "Evening Echo" Ray Ryan (seated 4th from left) was given a magnificent retirement reception at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Sat. 20th Nov. 2010 by a very large group of colleagues from the world of newspapers, radio and television. Ray, in the presence of his wife, Maura and his son, Raymond, received a beautiful framed painting on an equestrian theme. Donal Hickey was M.C. for the occasion where some truly brilliant and witty speeches were delivered. Highlights of the evening will be seen on LTV2 Millstreet at a later point. (Seán)

Parish Newsletter – 21st November 2010


Our lord Jesus Christ, universal king – 21st November, 2010

Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  / Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>


MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-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:

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 20th November:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Cormac Dineen, Mill Road   [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 21st November 2010”

Millstreet I.N.T.O. Function in Killarney

To mark his recent retirement from Primary Teaching a special Millstreet I.N.T.O. function was held in Randles Court Hotel, Killarney on Friday, 19th Nov. 2010 where Seán Radley was presented with the official I.N.T.O. framed certificate by I.N.T.O. Central Executive Council President Mr. Jim Higgins in the presence of I.N.T.O. Members, Regional I.N.T.O. Officials and Retired Teachers. (Pic.: John Tynan, Banteer)

Marina sings for Children in the Chapel of the Little Flower

Harpist and singer Marina Cassidy will launch the 2010 Festive Season as part of a full line up of performers in a special benefit evening for children to take place in the recently restored Drishane Castle Chapel, Millstreet on 8 pm Friday December 3rd next.

Called “ A Night at the Castle” – 2009 was the inaugural year of this Concert which was an outstanding success.
Well known Flautist Miriam O’ Sullivan and Accompanist Declan Walsh will complement Marina to make this a truly memorable evening of music and song, in the beautiful setting of the Chapel of the Little Flower.

Also performing on the evening are:

  • Millstreet Church Choir,
  • St Augustinian’s Church Polish Choir,
  • Ms. Louise Bourke Soprano,
  • Drishane Castle African Gospel Choir and many more.

It will be followed by a Mulled Wine Reception in the adjacent assembly hall, all of which is [read more …] “Marina sings for Children in the Chapel of the Little Flower”

IRD Duhallow Information Meeting at Wallis Arms Hotel

Helen O'Sullivan (with book) of IRD Duhallow was at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet on Wednesday, 17th Nov. 2010 where she gave a very interesting and most informative presentation to a representative audience from the overall Millstreet area on the regulations governing the availability of grants from IRD Duhallow funding. The audience (some of whom are pictured here) were able to explore a whole range of relevant questions following Helen's very useful talk to which concrete answers were given. (Seán)