Duhallow Junior B Finals

Tonight, Millstreet are playing in the Duhallow Junior B Football League Final against Lyre in Mallow at 8pm (under lights). Also, on this coming Sunday, the club play in the Duhallow Junior B Hurling Championship Final in Castlemagner.

update 21st Dec: The Junior B Footballers endured in a thrilling extra time victory over Lyre. The Hurling final was deferred because of the snow, ice and frozen pitch.

Christmas season begins as lights are switched on

from the Corkman 10-Dec-2009:

MILLSTREET TOWN FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS: The festive season is officially underway in Millstreet after the town switched on its Christmas lights last Friday evening.

Despite inclement weather and driving rain, excited children and parents turned up in the Town Square for the big switch on.

The event was hosted by the Millstreet Development Group who helped whip up just the right jolly atmosphere for the occasion and kept the crowd entertained.

Live performances came from Millstreet Comhalthas Ceolteoirí Eireann and there was a warm welcome for a horse drawn carriage with occupants Bertie Buckley and Anna Balla in periodic costume, filling the bill of lord and lady of the manor splendidly.

[read more …] “Christmas season begins as lights are switched on”

Major Local Lotto Win was marked at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night

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Major Local Lotto Win was marked at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night, 13th Dec. 2009 when the wonderful cheque of sixteen thousand euro was presented to the two lucky winners – Margaret Cooper and her daughter Máire of Knocknashinagh, Cullen.   From left (front row):  Margaret Bourke (who sold the winning ticket),  Máire, Margaret and Michael Cooper.   Back row (from left) – Members of the Local Lotto Committee: Marian O’Sullivan, Maura Twomey, Michael O’Sullivan, Denis Twomey and Tom Carroll.

(Pic.:  Seán Radley)

IN APPRECIATION

The O’Connell family of Lisaniska, Cullen, on behalf of our son and brother Diarmuid wish to express our sincere thanks and deep appreciation to our neighbours, friends, relations, team members, club officers and the wider community for the overwhelming support shown to us during the difficult days after Diarmuid’s life threatening event in Castlemagner on February 21st 2009.

A very special “Thank You” to the three boys, Gerard O’Leary, D.J. Collins and Andrew O’Sullivan for their act of courage, bravery and composure on giving Diarmuid back the gift of life on the field. We thank all the people present who had to endure our pain and who assisted in every way; to the Castlemagner Club for being equipped to deal with such an emergency and to their club officers for visiting Diarmuid in hospital. For their efficient service, thanks to Dr Marian Smyth, Mallow Ambulance crew and Kanturk Gardai, who made the journey to Cork in record-breaking time.

In recognition of all heroic efforts made on February 21st, it would be impossible to thank everyone individually. Please accept this as a token of our ongoing daily appreciation on having Diarmuid with us today.

Regional Report 992 15th December 2009

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 992 from Millstreet.

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

A very interesting meeting of the Community Council was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night. Topics for discussion included the upgrading of our Youth Centre and the fitting of Astro-Turf surface on our tennis courts. It was also decided to host a community Council Awards Social this year at a date yet to be decided. Eileen Murphy reported on our Youth Club, and said that there are 64 members now with parents coming to help on Friday nights when they meet from 8 to 10  Theres room for more, but more parents must come on board with the increase in numbers.

The after school service will resume after Christmas. The Defibulators have now been placed at the Youth Centre and at the Garda Station. The full list of trained personnel will be announced in the near future. Joseph Lawlor was co-opted on the Council, on that night.and before the meeting ended a special Presentation was made to Fr. Gerard O Leary on behalf of our Community.

[read more …] “Regional Report 992 15th December 2009”

Christmas Events in Millstreet 2009


From this Thursday coming the 17th to the following Thursday the 24th we will have a Christmas Market in the square from 12.00 – 5.00pm, which will be held in a marquee and will include:

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Baking

  • Christmas present ideas and lots more

** There will be free hot chocolate, mulled wine and coffee available **

Santa will be in the Youth Centre next Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th from: 12.00 – 4.00pm.

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Carol Singing will be held in the square by the local primary schools next Friday evening and Saturday afternoon the 18th & 19th.

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PARISH NEWSLETTER 13th DECEMBER, 2009

PARISH NEWSLETTER

The third sunday of advent

13th DECEMBER, 2009

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:

RECENT DEATHS: Pat O’Connell, Tullig

John Cahill, Coolikerane

[read more …] “PARISH NEWSLETTER 13th DECEMBER, 2009”

Courthouses face extinction despite millions being spent

KANTURK courthouse, built in 1825, is certainly in need of a complete overhaul, and the boom days of the Celtic Tiger did not whip its tail at the cold and drab hewn stone building.

But one has to wonder just how long the people of Duhallow will hear the familiar ‘All stand in court’ considering so many changes have taken place in district courts over the past year in North Cork. After 100 years service Millstreet District Court came to an end this year, with the cases from that catchment area now heard in Macroom.

This is set to change again as from December 1, 2010 Millstreet court sittings will be heard in Kanturk. But for how long?

For the full story click on the Corkman Newspaper link below

http://www.corkman.ie/lifestyle/comment-courthouses-face-extinction-despite-millions-being-spent-1970235.html

I Am Not A Poet I Never Said I Was

I am not a poet I never said I was I just pen doggerel
The sort of stuff that few bother to read and I cannot hope to sell
I’ve been rhyming for many years and though my better days long gone
Until the Reaper claims the life from me I will keep penning on
I’ve written reams and reams of rhymes one might say more than most
But that’s not something I’m proud of or of which one should boast
Though every day and every night more new rhymes come to me
I’m addicted to penning rhyme or so ‘twould seem to be
When I was in my late twenties and my hair was dark brown
I penned my first rhymes years ago back home near Millstreet Town
In my many walks in the old fields I made up rhymes on my way
I was in love with Nature then and I still love her today
And if I said I’d give up rhyming I’d be telling a lie
For I will keep penning doggerel until the day I die.

by Francis Duggan

Food parcels for the Homeless at Christmas

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Cork’s Maureen O Sullivan Community Christmas Appeal

Running now for approx 32 years

Food parcels for the Homeless at Christmas

Essential foods – for example

Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Cereal, Spaghetti, Biscuits

Tinned – soups, Stews, Cornbeef, etc.

Toiletries – Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Shampoo, and Shower gel,

Always needed – Socks, scarf’s or gloves or good quality warm jumpers

[read more …] “Food parcels for the Homeless at Christmas”

Millstreet Matters: 3 Dec 09

IFA PRESIDENCY: The leadership elections for the IFA is up and running, Millstreet and Ballydaly branch members will vote on convening in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Wednesday, December 9, at 8.30pm.

Three candidates are seeking to succeed Pádraig Walshe for a four-year term as IFA president. In the field are Kilkenny county chairman John Bryan, deputy president Derek Deane from Carlow and dairy committee chairman Richard Kennedy of Limerick.

The full article is on the Corkman Newspaper, and also covers all the other happenings in Millstreet in the last week.

Regional Report 991. 8th December 2009

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 991 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet ‘n wintery Tuesday morning. December 8th ,the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception.  A Holy Day of Obligation.

Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 13, 15, 23 , 27 . AND THE LUCKY WINNER OF €16,000 was Margaret Cooper, Cullen and her daughter Maura. The seller was ,first cousin, Margaret Burke and she got €1,600 sellers prize. Because the Jackpot was won there was no €50 prize, and €20 each went to the following ten people. John O Callaghan, Kilcorney,  Margaret Hayes , Gneeveguilla,  Mary Dinneen, Clonbanin  Con O Connor, Rathrue,  Mattie O Riordan, Shanaknuck,, Ann Kelleher, Tullig,  Christina O Donaghue, Lackabawn, Jerry O Leary, Rathcoole, Len Leader, Kilcorney , and LTV2 ,Millstreet. Jackpot for next week €2,000 the draw a the MalPasso Bar on Sunday night.

[read more …] “Regional Report 991. 8th December 2009”

U21 Hurling Championship: Millstreet 2-4 0-15 Kilbrin

A CONTROLLED display helped Kilbrin overcome a battling Millstreet in the Duhallow U21 Hurling Championship semi final played at a bitterly cold Meelin last Sunday.

A chilly wind cut through the proceedings yet at least, the hurling warmed the dedicated patrons viewing the fare on offer. And at the end of the hour, Kilbrin hurled with far greater passion and purpose.

Millstreet put together a decent account of themselves and though goals brought them back into contention, Kilbrin held a facility to respond, their self belief unshakeable to sway matters.

[read more …] “U21 Hurling Championship: Millstreet 2-4 0-15 Kilbrin”

Pics: Concert for Baby Jacob

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The Concert Finale, where everyone sang 'Silent Night' in their own languages, and then all together in English

What a truly magical evening at Drishane on Friday, 4th December 2009 when a capacity audience were totally enchanted by not only the very highest quality music including the exquisite singing and harp playing of the renowned Marina Cassidy of Killarney but by the wonderful variety of music from traditional Irish to Polish, from beautiful church choir singing to African Gospel songs, from a most memorable “Sweet Sixteen” sung by Over 60’s Winner – Mary Conway….and so many more harmonious presentations. All in aid, of course, of the Baby Jacob Trust…..and this historic “A Night at the Castle” happening continues with a repeat performance on this Sunday, 6th December at 4.00 p.m..   Do join us now as we attempt to share with you in our selection of pictures the remarkable ambience of the Drishane of a Bygone Age when the hugely dedicated organisers of this unique event arranged the lord and lady of the manor to arrive by horse and carriage, scores of people were dressed in such authentic period dress and the approach avenue was adorned with lighted torches while the church and hall (for the banquet) were spectacularly decorated with candles, greenery and flowers.   Jacob’s parents,Wiola and Mariusz,  expressed sincere thanks for such an outstanding event and were also presented with a substantial cheque (by Michael & Ewa) collected by a National School in Douglas, Cork in aid of the very praiseworthy trust.   The amazing success of the unforgettable event in such a superb setting will certainly stimulate thoughts of many other such events in beautiful Drishane.    To all, including the Duggan Family,  who made this occasion possible – heartfelt thanks from all who were privileged to have been present …. and the good news is that it had been recorded for posterity …. and also for LTV2 Millstreet….to be shared with thousands of viewers possibly during the Christmas viewing schedule on local television. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie ) … (See below for all the photos)

[read more …] “Pics: Concert for Baby Jacob”

Death Notice: Pat O’Connell, Tullig

The death has occurred of Pat O’CONNELL of Knocknagree and Tullig, Millstreet, Cork.
Suddenly. Rosary at his residence in Tullig, Millstreet, at 9pm this Saturday evening. Removal from his residence tomorrow, Sunday, at 7pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 1pm followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Parish Newsletter – 6th Dec 2009

Second Sunday of Advent – 6th December 2009

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:

RECENT DEATHS:

Sheila O’Callaghan, Charleville & late of Pound Hill

Pat O’Connell, Tullig

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 6th Dec 2009”

Tastes of Christmas: Photos

Photos from “Tastes of Christmas” which was held at the Community School on Wednesday evening 2nd Dec. Chef Frank Moynihan presented an evening of festive cooking that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The proceeds from this event, which was promoted by the Transition Year Students,will be going to the “Baby Jacob” fund, The Irish Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis. Many Thanks to all that supported this event. (Jim O`Donnell,Millstreet Community School)

[read more …] “Tastes of Christmas: Photos”

Regional Report 990 1st December 2009

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire Diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 990 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold, wet and windy Tuesday morning, 1st of December.

A cookery demonstration entitled “Tastes of Christmas” will be held at our Community School tomorrow, Wednesday night. December2nd, with Master Chef Frank Moynihan doing the cooking. Admission €10. Proceeds to Baby Jacob.The Irish Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis. Starts at 8, all welcome.

Cairde Muintir Mhuire will host “Prayer Through Song” with the renowned Gospel singer David Parkes at St. Colemans Church in Macroom, to-night December1st.  Starts at 8, Doors opened at 7.15, admission €10. Proceeds to the Cairde Muintir Mhuire Fund.

[read more …] “Regional Report 990 1st December 2009”

“We are now printing our own money in Millstreet”

… or so says the Millstreet Development Group, whose excellent idea on how to keep money in the local vicinity is  getting more and more time on the airways and papers. There’s loads of favourable points as to why we should get the vouchers such as:

Any local employer can give workers up to €250 worth of vouchers € tax-free, which can be spent in participating shops in the town. These vouchers can be given in lieu of wages or bonus payments Normally at this time of year, companies might give a ‘one-for-all’ voucher or vouchers for a particular store. The problem here is that in most cases the money leaves the town and in some instances commission is charged on vouchers. There will be no commission charged on the Millstreet vouchers, meaning that the recipients get their full value …  and offer a variety of extra deals, discounts and packages.

The full article can be read on this weeks Corkman Newspaper

Multi-Cultural Christmas Community Party

multicultural-600IRD Duhallow is holding a Multi-Cultural Christmas Community Party in Millstreet Community Hall on December 9th, from 6pm – 8:30pm

This event will give local children & adults the opportunity to meet new friends, have some festive refreshments and sing Christmas carols. Santa and Mrs Claus will be in attendance. The event is completely free of charge and everybody is welcome to celebrate the festive season. For further information contact Kasia at 029-60633

Death Notice: Con Cunningham

The death has occurred of Con CUNNINGHAM of Clonbanin, Cork.
Peacefully, at Resthaven Nursing Home, Meelin. Reposing at Casey’s Funeral Home, Kiskeam. Removal tomorrow, Monday evening, at 8pm to the Church of the Presentation of Our Lady, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.