Parish Newsletter – 24th September, 2017

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 24th September, 2017
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email>
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 23rd September:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Alan & Tommy O’Connor, Minor Row
Sunday 24th September:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Denis O’Sullivan, Inches
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Pat Kelleher, Lisnaboy
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Bill Kelleher & the deceased members of the Kelleher Family, Killowen

Anniversaries: Mary Dineen, Knocknapogue; Margaret O’Shea, Killowen; Tom Murphy, Main Street; Joan Daly, Main Street; Maura, Margaret & Patrick Buckley, Ballyvouskil; Hannah Murphy, Lisnaboy; Mary O’Keeffe, Glountane & Boherbue; James O’Mahony, Clonakilty; Mary Collins, Fedamore.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 24th September, 2017”

Craft Butchers Supreme Speciality Foods Champion 2017/18

Well done to Jerry Pat of O’Leary Family Butchers Millstreet, Co. Cork crowned Craft Butchers Supreme Speciality Foods Champion 2017/18 for ‘D’Healthy Turkey Burger‘. It is difficult to make moist turkey burgers but Jerry has the secret, with his burger being described by the judges as “excellent quality turkey combined with great seasoning and a great depth of flavour … the moisture level is just right, the Juiciest Turkey Burger I have ever tasted”. from the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland

Grease Lightning!

Rehearsals are well under way for this Youth Theatre production which will showcase the best talent in the Lee Valley area! Directed by Margo Carlisle of the renowned Carlisle Stage School in Cork.
Any profits the Lee Valley Enterprise Board make from thes shows will go back into local projects.

Fri October 6th, Sat October 7th at 8:00pm & Sun October 8th at 3:00pm. Tickets – Adults €15 & Students/Children €10 from 087 1663395 or

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding an Autumn Car Run on this coming Sunday Sept 24th

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding an Autumn Car Run on this coming Sunday 24th September. Sign on is from 10.30 am at The Aroma Café in Millstreet, with Take Off at 12 Noon.The Run will then proceed along a Scenic Route to the Farm in Grenagh where it will stop for a Tour and an optional Meal at the Farm. All Vintage and Classic Cars welcome, enquiries to Luke Hurley on 086-8805437 or Donie Lucey on 086-8545873.

Alan O’Connor Trophy Presentations

Mary O’Connor presenting the Alan O’Connor Trophy to her son Colm who was the worthy winner of his brother’s Memorial Cup. Included are Colm’s wife Colette, his daughter Ciara and his twin sons Cian and Tom.
 Mary O’Connor presenting  the Junior Section of the Alan O’Connor Trophy to winner,  Alan McAuliffe with Darren O’Sullivan who was runner up in Juvenile Section.
Club Notes:
  • The Christmas Hampers Competition continues on Friday nights at 6pm  and Saturday afternoons at 2pm for both men, women, and juvenile boys and girls. A minimum of five cards must be played with the three best to count.
  • The Tuesday evening 3 ball scrambles are now discontinued due to the shortening evenings.

Hiking across Ireland, one anxious step at a time

Maysen is hiking across Ireland, one anxious step at a time, for Mental Health Ireland.

“Everyone has mental health, however some of us are more aware of it than others. Most often, we become hyper-aware of our mental health after being diagnosed with a mental illness. From a young age I’ve struggled with my mental health. Anxiety, depression, and self harm are a part of me that I don’t remember ever being without. Yet for many years, I kept that fact to myself. The medical system and the world around me led me to believe that admitting to fighting a battle with my own mind made me weak and undesirable.
Mental Health Ireland is an organization that helps people such as myself. It is a national voluntary organisation which was established in 1966 as the Mental Health Association of Ireland. MHI’s aim is to promote positive mental health and wellbeing to all individuals and communities in Ireland. They have … ” [read her full article on]

Maysen should be in Millstreet today. If you see her, say hello, and maybe give her a hand as others have already done in the last few days.
[read more …] “Hiking across Ireland, one anxious step at a time”

Eily’s Report – 19th Sept. 2017

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Community Council Meeting will be held tonight Sept. 19 at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 9 sharp.

A notice to say that the Millstreet Vintage Club are holding an Autumn Car Run on this coming Sunday Sept 24th . Sign in at the Aroma Café, Millstreet from 10.30 am. Take off is at 12 noon. The run will proceed along a nice route to the FARM in Grenagh and will stop for a tour and an optional Meal at the lovely Venue. All Vintage Cars & Classics Cars welcome.

For more information contact Luke Hurley 086 880 54 37 or Donie Lucey 086 854 58 73.

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Monthly Meeting at the Day Care Centre on this Friday Sept. 22. starting at 8.15pm.  Presenter Maurice Linehan and All are welcome. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 19th Sept. 2017”

Thank You from Millstreet Pipe Band

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Church Gate Collection this weekend. It’s very much appreciated. All money raised goes towards the ongoing running costs of the band.

As a community pipe band we need new members to remain an integral part of the community into the future so we are looking for new members at the moment. Call into band practice at our band room in the Carnegie Hall at 8.30p.m on Friday nights to join up. Adults & young people age 10 upwards are all welcome.

FREE tuition for new members, FREE instruments & uniform for as long as you remain with us, FREE transport provided to major engagements. An initial equipment cost of €20 for new members is all that’s required plus an enthusiasm for learning some tunes & having some fun!

Dziękujęmy wszystkim, którzy w ten weekend wspomogli naszą zbiórkę przy bramie kościoła. Bardzo to doceniamy. Wszystkie zebrane pieniądze zostaną przeznaczone na utrzymanie orkiestry.

Jako orkiestra złożona z ochotników z naszej społeczności, potrzebujemy nowych członków, aby pozostać integralną częścią społeczności w przyszłości, dlatego obecnie szukamy nowych członków. Przyjdź do nas podczas ćwiczeń zespołu w naszej sali w Carnegie Hall o godz. 8.30 w piątkowe wieczory, aby dołączyć do grupy. Dorośli i młodzież w wieku od 10 lat są mile widziani.

OPŁACONE czesne dla nowych członków, instrumenty i ubiory ZA DARMO, tak długo jak pozostajesz z nami, BEZPŁATNY transport na najważniejsze występy. Pierwsza i jedyna, wymagana, opłata za wyposażenie to 20 € dla nowych członków. Liczymy również na entuzjazm do nauki utworów oraz na dobrą zabawę.

“Radio Treasures” in Maastricht Tonight – An Introduction

Tonight’s programme is special as it recalls our recent visit to Maastricht in the Netherlands to attend the magnificent Open Air Concert of the renowned André Rieu.  Our programme is only an Introduction to a much more comprehensive feature which I would hope to share when I return, God willing, to the main road again having had to diverge into a different road for some time to come. This wonderful package trip was organised by Pádraig O’Driscoll Travel in Macroom.   The photograph below was recorded on the very day in July when we attended the Concert.  It was great to have such close access to the actual stage where André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra performed the magnificent Concert. Tuesday 19th Sept. programme will be broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00 pm on

Pictured with “André Rieu” in Maastricht in the Netherlands on Sunday 16th July 2017. (S.R.)

John Twomey The Poet Of Ivale

When i was a boy he was in his physical prime
But this is going back many decades in time
With words he was one who did have a way
And many of his poems and songs are living today

Beyond the green borders of the Duhallow countryside
John Twomey The Poet Of Ivale was known far and wide
In song and verse Duhallow and it’s people by him glorified
To know of a poet of his stature to many was a sense of pride
[read more …] “John Twomey The Poet Of Ivale”

Switch on Culture Night in Cullen

All roads lead to Switch on Culture Night in Cullen Hall on Friday 22nd Sep. at 8p.m. Celebrate the 2017 All-Ireland and World prizes won by the Cullen Pipe Band at the All Ireland and World Piping Championships, and the outstanding achievements of the local 2017 All-Ireland winners at the Comhaltas Fleadh Cheoil. The night will include some lovely local performances, a display of the prizes plus a sample of the All-Ireland winning performances from the following:

Cullen Pipe Band
Diarmuid Cronin, English Story Telling Age 12-15
Katie O’Sullivan, English Singing Age U12 supported by her mentor Elle
Marie O’ Dwyer
Rena Lynch, English Story Telling Age O18
Cian Broderick, Rince ar an Sean-Nós Age 12 to 15
Crossfields Céilí Band Age 12 to 15, Crossfields Céilí Band Age 15 to 18 and winning for the third consecutive year in a row, the Seandrum Céilí Band Over 18. These three separate céilí bands under the musical genius of their mentor Alan Finn, won in their various age groups. There will also be a performance by some of the outstanding musicians involved.

Great Turnout for CART Tractor Run in Carriganima on Sunday

Millstreet Vintage Club held a very well supported Tractor Run on Sunday last in Carriganima in aid of the CART Rural Transport Service, the weather was superb on the day and close on 70 Tractors took to the road and made their way through what was a lovely route which included a stop at Moll Carthy’s Bridge for a short halt with the Run, then making its way back to the finish at The Pub in Carriganima, where a Barbeque and Refreshments was enjoyed by all. Many thanks from CART Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club for the great turn out and support on the day.

[read more …] “Great Turnout for CART Tractor Run in Carriganima on Sunday”

“Where the Road Takes Me” Tonight at 7pm

This week, in the first of a two part programme entitled ‘Memories and
Miracles’, John Greene pays a visit to the Edel Quinn Hall in Kanturk, the
scene of many great dancing nights since it first opened back in 1955.


We look into the life of the young woman whose name is on the hall, and
discover that she is in ‘the waiting room’ for canonisation.  Struck with a
severe form of tuberculosis, she continued to work tirelessly for the Legion
of Mary in Mombasa, before finally succumbing to the illness at the age of
36 in 1944.  Fr. Mossie Brick, parish priest of Lixnaw in North Kerry gives
us the protocol required for her progression to sainthood. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Tonight at 7pm”

It Has Been Many Years Ago

It has been many years ago since her hair was chestnut brown
Since she pedalled on her bicycle on the streets of Millstreet Town
She left the Town in view of Clara Hill a few years short of her life’s prime
More than half of a century from then to now she is showing the wear of time

A seventy six years old widowed grandmother she has known of a better day
All she has left are the memories of her first home far away
Where she attended the convent school and into a beautiful young woman grew
One of the great beauties of the town her equals only few

[read more …] “It Has Been Many Years Ago”

Parish Newsletter – 17th September, 2017

Twenty-­Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
17th September, 2017
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email>

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 16th:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Tadhg Moynihan, Killarney Road
Sunday 17th:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m.
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Neily & Catherine Duggan, Lisnaboy & Neil Duggan & Kathleen Cronin
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Kathleen Murphy, Drishane Road

Anniversaries: Dan McNulty, Lackabawn; Christy Dennehy, Church Street; John Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Eddie O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace; Michael Murphy, Pound Hill; Christy Kelleher, Kilmeedy; Con Sheahan, Ballinatona; Nora & Dan O’Mahony, Cloghoulamore; Dan Lehane, Tullig; Kathleen O’Donoghue, Aubane; Denis Jerome O’Riordan, Dromsicane; Jackie Donnelly, Derragh; Con Hickey, Gortnacreeha; Hannah Coleman, Kilcorney.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 17th September, 2017”

Millstreet Vintage Club CART Tractor Run on Tommorrow Sunday Sept 17th

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run in aid of CART Transport Service in Carriganima on Tommorrow Sunday Sept 17, Nice Compact Route planned,Refreshments before take off and Food and Refreshments back at The Pub in Carriganima at the end of the Run, Sign on at The Pub Carriganima from 10.30 with Take off at 12 noon, Contact Sean on 087 2600640 or Ryan on 086 2158994 for more details.

U12 North Cork Hurling Champions

Congratulations to Millstreet Juvenile GAA who won the U12 North Cork Hurling Championship this evening. Bualadh bos mór to players, management, supporters, and all that helped the team. It was great to hear the car horns hooting in the Drishane Road on their return to town.
Thanks to Aidan McCaul’s for the photos  [read more …] “U12 North Cork Hurling Champions”

Pitch & Putt this Week

This weekend sees the start of the Christmas Pitch and Putt competitions.
A minimum of 5 cards must be played by each competitor between now and the end of October with the best 3 of the 5 (more if one wishes to play more) to count for the Christmas fare. The men’s and juvenile boys hampers will be up for grabs begining this coming Friday evening 15th September at 6pm or Saturday 16th at 2pm and every Friday or Saturday evening until the end of October

The ladies and juvenile girls Christmas competitions will commence on Tuesday evening 19th at 6pm with a similar format to the men’s and juvenile boys.
The 3 ball scramble will continue as usual on Tuesday evenings at 6pm.

The Alan O’Connor Trophy presentation will take place on Tuesday evening next 19th September​ after the 3 ball scramble.