Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan Shares Millstreet, Boherbue and Banteer Connections

We are most grateful to Joan Galwey of Kilkenny (née Corkery of Ballydaly, Millstreet) for alerting us to the fact that Tipperary Footballer supreme, Colin O’Riordan has direct connections with Millstreet, Boherbue and Banteer.  (S.R.)     Joan writes as follows:
“While the hopes of Cork football were dashed in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday, one Tipperary native who was crucial to Tipperary’s success has strong ancestral connections with Boherbue, Banteer and Millstreet. 
Colin O’ Riordan  played a key role in helping Tipperary win the Munster Championship for the first time in 85 years, and earned the respect of the nation in his post match interview (which we share below). As the surname O’ Riordan might suggest, some of his ancestors originated in  Co. Cork. Colin’s grandfather, Tim O’ Riordan, left Farrendoyle, Boherbue, as a young man and settled in Fethard. Both Tim O’ Riordan and his brother Michael O’ Riordan made Tipperary their home, but never forgot their Cork roots. He would have been a very proud grandfather on Sunday, had he lived to see his grandson return from playing AFL in Sydney, to play his part in this historic win for his adopted county.

Colin O’ Riordan’s g-g-grandmother was born in Coomlogane, Millstreet, about 1853. She was Julia Corkery, sister of Big Jerh, and she marrried James Twohig of Banteer in 1884. Their daughter, Ellen Twohig married Thomas O’ Riordan of Farrendoyle in 1918. Ellen and Thomas O’ Riordan had 11 children, and are both buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Millstreet.Colin’s gran-aunt, Julia, became a nun and was known as Sr. Agnes in Drishane Convent. Sr. Denise (Noreen) O’Riordan, was another gran-aunt of Colin O’ Riordan. Sr. Denise was a member of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word, Ohio, for 72 years and her passing earlier this year aged 87, marked the end of an era for that generation of the O’ Riordan family.  Congratulations and continued success to Colin, his parents Michael and Imelda, and the extended O’ Riordan family in Farrendoyle and Tipperary.”

Colin’s wonderfully inspiring words following the historic win by Tipperary on Sunday, 22nd Nov. 2020:

“I can’t put it into words. It’s an emotional day for me. A few weeks ago I didn’t think I’d be here and just to be out there with the lads giving it your all for the sake of Tipperary, I can’t put it into words.

It’s the best feeling I’ve had in many years. It just fills me with pride so much, I get emotional even thinking about it. To me, it’s one of the best days of my life…

We’ve put in stepping stones with Tipp for a long time. Obviously I wasn’t there for the last few years, playing with Sydney or whatever. To come back to the stepping stones that these boys have out in for the last five years since I’ve been away.

This isn’t about me. It isn’t about Colin O’Riordan coming out to give interviews, it’s about the boys out here. To me, it means so much to be able to put on the Tipp jersey. It’s something I will never take for granted, it’s something I’ll respect to the day I die, that I had the opportunity to wear the jersey.

It’s a massive opportunity for me. I just want to say that I’m extremely thankful to Sydney for giving me the opportunity to play this game.

They were 100 per cent within their rights to say no to me and refuse me permission to play. They had no problem. John Longmire and all these lads over there with the Sydney Swans are an incredible organisation.”  

[read more …] “Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan Shares Millstreet, Boherbue and Banteer Connections”

Splendid First Holy Communion Ceremony for Cloghoula N.S. on Saturday

The three children from Cloghoula N.S. – Cai, Victoria and Ellen – who received their First Holy Communion at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Ballydaly on Saturday, 12th Sept. 2020. Also included in our picture – Principal, Mary Murphy and Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 9th August 2020

 NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
EIGHteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 9TH aUGUST, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
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:  

RECENT DEATHS: Niall Buckley, Keale;  Niamh McSweeney, Flintfield & Killarney. 

Mass Intentions this Weekend

Saturday 8th August:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Hannah & Charles Barry, Murphy’s Terrace

Sunday 9th August: 

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. The deceased members of the McCarthy families, Coolinarne & Boherbue    

Cullen      10.15 a.m.             Helena Herlihy, Knockane  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   John, Anthony, Hannah & Con Dennehy,

Murphy’s Terrace.       

Anniversaries:       Kate O’Driscoll, The Square; Rita Hickey, West End; Mary Todd, Canon O’Donovan Centre; Willie C & Babe Han O’Riordan, Mill Lane; J. D. Murphy, Inchileagh;  Hugh Kelleher, Killowen; Mary & Michael Buckley, Aubane; Noel & Nelius McSweeney, Cloghoulamore;  Fr. Dermot Nash; Moira Dineen, Cahirbarnagh; Eileen & Frank Ryan, Cork; Joan McSweeney, Rathduane & Killarney;  Dan & Julia O’Donoghue, Ballineen; Maurice & Mary O’Donoghue, Coventry & Cahirbarnagh; Monica O’Connor, Scartaglen; Dan & Julia Twomey, Kilcorney. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 9th August 2020”

Magical Clouds Captured by Photographer Supreme Geraldine

Between the blue and the green – a blanket of clouds rolled in over the Caherbarnagh Mountains on Saturday evening. We thank Geraldine Dennehy, Photographer Supreme for sharing this wonderfully magical image captured in the Ballydaly area. Tap on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 12th July 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.
millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie   www.dioceseof kerry.ie 

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 11th July:  

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Jer & Han O’Leary, Toorbonia and their son Neile  

Sunday 12th July:

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Margaret & the deceased members of the

Buckley family, Toorbonia                    

Cullen      10.15 a.m.    Bridget Hickey, Mologhroe

Val & Katie O’Leary

Matty O’Leary, Milleen              

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Michael & Judy O’Riordan, Kippagh and their  

son Stephen.

John & the deceased members of the Ring family, Eagloune    

 Anniversaries:      Patsy Tarrant, Coole; Theresa Murphy, Minor Row; Billy O’Shea, Minor Row; Breda Hickey, Claraghatlea; Mary Kiely, Liscahane; Bonnie Morley, Lislehane; Margaret Casey, San Francisco; Nora Twomey, Kilcorney; Joan Fitzpatrick, Dromahoe & Canon O’Donovan Centre.                                  

Mass Intentions for next weekend:

Saturday 18th July:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Séamus O’Sullivan, Rathduane  

Sunday 19th July:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Bridget & John O’Leary, Gortavehy

Connie McSweeney, Gortavehy

Cullen       10.15a.m. Mary & Jimmy Walsh, Knocknageeha

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Anne Keane, Pound Hill   

Millstreet Church: Mass times this week, unless there is a funeral.

Mass on Monday (13th) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (14th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (15th) for Fr. Sean Fagan S.M., Mullingar & Dublin; Nora Kelleher, Kilmeedy at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (16th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (17th) for Patsy Tarrant, Coole at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Saturday (18th) for Tessie McAuliffe, Murphy’s Terrace and Sheila O’Connell, Murphy’s Terrace (both recently deceased) at 10.30a.m.

CULLEN CHURCH:

Mass on next Thursday (16th) at 7.30p.m. for Marian Finnerty, Castleknock & Knocknageeha. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 12th July 2020”

Joshua O’Sullivan of Ballydaly Excelling at Public Speaking Competition

Sincere Congratulations to Joshua O’Sullivan, Ballydaly who was runner up in the Regional Finals of the 2020 ARTiculation Public Speaking Competition. His chosen subject was the Architectural History of the GPO.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Museum Archive Images from 2000

Here we share a selection of images from our Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives from the year 2000.   Our pictures from 20 years ago refer to Ardfert, Aubane and Ballydaly.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Pictured at Ardfert Retreat Centre in 2000 – From left: Sr. Christina O’Sullivan, Peggy Twomey and Mary Dennehy.
Three special images recorded at the official unveiling of the very impressive monument in honour of Captain Con Murphy at Ballydaly in 2000. Many famous people were in attendance.

Time for refreshments at Aubane Community Centre in 2000.

Millstreet Community Council Extends Very Best Wishes to Maria Murphy, Ballydaly

Millstreet Community Council sends best wishes to Maria Murphy, Ballydaly who is a Contestant in the Miss Ireland Competition to be held in Dublin on Sunday next, 16th Sept. 2018.

We thank Noel Buckley for this well wishing notice.  (S.R.)

Wonderful Wedding of Linda & Ronan – Part 1

We thank the Happy CoupleLinda O’Sullivan of Rathduane & Ronan Galvin of Millstreet for permitting us to share a selection of images relating to their wonderful Wedding Day on Sat. 29th July 2017.  Part One features the arrival at the exquisite setting of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ballydaly.  Part Two will follow the Church ceremony.  Click on the many images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

And we continue to share a further 30 images of the magnificent occasion.  We wish Linda & Ronan every Blessing and Happiness for the future. [read more …] “Wonderful Wedding of Linda & Ronan – Part 1”

Jerry Presents Superb Local Craft Works to Millstreet Museum

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Jerry Lehane presents two superb works of art to Millstreet Museum.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Jerry Lehane presents two superb works of art to Millstreet Museum.   Jerry created the Green Glens and the National Dairy Show features in his home at Ballydaly.   Over the years he has kindly made available to our local Museum some of the most interesting historic items.  We extend our sincere thanks to Jerry who consistently promotes his native Millstreet.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Uplifting Success of LTV2 Millstreet Church Gate Collection 2016

We wish to express sincere thanks to the many generous people who very kindly supported our annual LTV2 Millstreet church gate collection in Millstreet, Ballydaly and Cullen. The €2,100 (approx. - final figure to be confirmed later) contributed will help to fund batteries for cameras, purchase of discs, video recording tapes for cameras and the placement of our regular programmes on the Millstreet website making transmissions available worldwide. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We wish to express sincere thanks to the many generous people who very kindly supported our annual LTV2 Millstreet church gate collection in Millstreet, Ballydaly and Cullen. The €2,165.00 contributed will help to fund batteries for cameras, purchase of discs, video recording tapes for cameras and the placement of our regular programmes on the Millstreet website making transmissions available worldwide. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Disabled Drivers Collection This Weekend

Disabled Drivers Collection

The Disabled Drivers Association will hold their annual church gate collection prior to Masses in Millstreet, Ballydaly and Cullen this weekend April 16/17.    The support of the public would be greatly appreciated.  (We thank John Tarrant for this reminder – S.R.)

When Ballydaly was once part of Kerry

1797 Civil & Eccleastical Map by Beaufort
1797 Civil & Eccleastical Map by Beaufort which shows the East Fractions to the west of Millstreet and to the north of Cullen (click the map to enlarge)

When looking at historical maps of the Millstreet area from the 18th Century, we noticed that Kerry extended into Ballydaly and a totally detached part of Kerry was just north of Cullen. Intrigued having never heard of this, we did some research, this  is what we found out:

“Referred to as the East Fractions, they were exclaves of the barony of Magunihy in County Kerry. They existed from the suppression of County Desmond in the sixteenth century until 1843, when detached parts were transferred by Richard Griffith under the Valuation of Lands (Ireland) Act 1836 to the adjoining baronies. The fractions were part of the MacCarthy Mór territory from which Magunihy was delimited.”

It is not fully clear as to extent of the fraction around Ballydaly. Officially it was just the townlands of Balldaly and Kippagh, but it is mentioned elsewhere in different places that the Ballydaly fraction included Coolanarney and Coomacheo, and the old maps would seem to support this. We have recreated the map below showing the Ballydaly Fraction and the [read more …] “When Ballydaly was once part of Kerry”

Celebration of Fr. Seán Tucker’s Golden Jubilee to the Priesthood

Fr. Seán Tucker in the company of members of his family and friends celebrated wonderful occasion of the Golden Jubilee to the Priesthood in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballydaly on Monday, 6th Oct. 2014.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Fr. Seán Tucker in the company of members of his family and friends celebrated the wonderful occasion of the Golden Jubilee to the Priesthood in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballydaly on Monday, 6th Oct. 2014.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Exactly 85 years ago on 6th Oct. 1929 Ballydaly Church was officially opened by Bishop O’Brien.  Here we share some more images from Fr. Seán’s 50th Anniversary to the Priesthood.   We extend sincere congratulations to Fr. Seán on such a special [read more …] “Celebration of Fr. Seán Tucker’s Golden Jubilee to the Priesthood”