Lots Happening at the Glen Theatre Banteer

Saturday 24th February at 8.30pm

Variety Concert in aid of N.C.B.I.

All proceeds going to help the Visually Impaired- National Council for the Blind of Ireland (N.C.B.I.) The show will consist of two one act plays:

  • “THE INVITATION” – Wedding invitations spell trouble in Mary Angland’s comedy, and
  • “IN THERAPY” – by Ann Leo O Connor- we learn that Sex Counsellors and County Councillors are not only spelled differently …

As well as the drama, the show will have lots of music and song:

  • We will have the great honour on the night of first public appearance since winning All Ireland Scór winner of 2018 – Maggie Moynihan.
  • John Murphy (The Singing Farmer) and Billy O Brien will entertain with their ever popular music and song.
  • Majella Murphy singer song writer is guaranteed to entertain us with her magnificent talent.

A great night promised with all proceeds going to this marvellous association that offer brilliant support in their wonderful work.

Saturday 3rd March

The Glen Theatre Drama Group will open the second play of the season a hilarious fast moving comedy “It runs in the Family” written by Ray Cooney and directed by Tadhg O Keeffe.

Sunday 4th March

The fabulous Chris Jones & The Night Drivers Blue Grass Band from Tennessee USA.


[read more …] “Lots Happening at the Glen Theatre Banteer”

Wonderfully Successful Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Community Council

Pictured at the very successful AGM of Millstreet Community Council in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night, 20th Feb. 2018. Tremendous credit is due to the superbly dedicated Officers and Committee Members who achieve so much in our area and greatly enhance our overall Community. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Community Council”

South East Solos Piping and Drumming Championships

Great day out in Carlow. South East Solos Piping and Drumming championships for Cullen Pipe Band Members Liam Casey 1st beginner piping, Collette O’Connor Casey 2nd Junior piping, Jane Carmody 2nd beginner piping, Con Houlihan 1 st A grade piobaireachd, Aoife O’Riordan 2nd tenor drumming. Also competed in beginner piping Eamonn Casey 4th place.

Eily’s Report 20th February

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

I must congratulate the lovely Maggie Moynihan of Coalpits in Cullen on winning the All Ireland Final of the Scór Solo Singing which was held in Sligo at the weekend. The people of Cullen and their award winning pipe band turned out amid blazing bonfires to welcome their young star home on Sunday evening. The last such accolade to be won in Cullen was back in the 70s which made Maggie’s win all the sweeter. No doubt we’ll be hearing more about her in the future.


The AGM of the Community Council will be held tonight at the Wallis Arms Hotel, starting at 8 and all are welcome.


[read more …] “Eily’s Report 20th February”

“Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday

Radio Treasures tonight (Tuesday, 20th Feb. 2018) on air – including special features and updates at 10pm – from 9:30 until 11pm on www.corkmusicstation.com (S.R.)  Our 10pm Interview is with Pat Breen of Millstreet during which Pat chats about Radio Maria Ireland, the Legion of Mary and Millstreet Pitch & Putt.

Pat Breen being interviewed by Seán Radley for CMS. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And tonight we include references to the following images:

CMS Award Night at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. night.


One of our happiest snow photographs – Safe from the snow Eileen and Declan Cotter with their wonderful pet dog “Buddy”!
Maggie Moynihan Wins the All-Ireland Scór Solo Singing Competition in Sligo – Here attending a magnificent welcome home reception in Cullen.
Maura Sheehan of Boherbue presented a magnificent programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Friday night. Maura is pictured holding the CD with just a section of the capacity audience.
Celina O’Mahony with her Cousins before the Shave Event and below after the event. Celina will be doing Volunteering Work in India later in the year and the Bush Bar Event was a most successful fundraiser.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday”

Rathcoole Mentors bring All Ireland Glory for their Students

Well Done to the two Teachers from Rathcoole, Annmarie O’Riordan and Siobhan Buckley, who guided their students Maggie Moynihan from Cullen and the Instrumental Music Group from Borris in Ossory in Laois to overall victory on Saturday in the Scór Na nÓg All Ireland Finals.

Maggie celebrated her All Ireland Victory with her wonderful Singing Teacher Annmarie O’Riordan without whose support encouragement and work today’s victory wouldn’t have come about.

[read more …] “Rathcoole Mentors bring All Ireland Glory for their Students”

A huge Thank You from Anna Buckley

A huge Thank You from Anna Buckley to each and every one of the musicians, dancers, singers and storytellers who came to Millstreet last weekend to give of their time and talent for the HOPE Foundation.

Thank you to all the friends and businesses who sponsored Raffle prizes on the night.

We are very grateful especially to the generous help we got from friends to advertise and help run this event successfully.

Finally, a  very sincere Thank You goes to the Millstreet people and those beyond for making this event worthwhile by their attendance at the Concert and we also acknowledge those who bought tickets but were unable to attend, and those who supported this cause in anyway – your kindness, generosity and good will is very much appreciated.

Thank you again, Anna Buckley.

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information regarding his Radio Programme this Sunday evening, 18th Feb. 2018 on C103 at 7.  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene travels to Rosscarbery
where he meets the Furey brothers George and Eddie. This year the band
celebrate forty years in the music business.

On the programme……

* ‘The music or the pick and shovel lads’ – Ted Furey’s career
advice to his sons.

* Playing inside and outside of Carnegie hall in New York on the
same day.

* ‘Celebration Time’ – leading Kool & the Gang astray with an Irish
party, during a stint on ‘Top of the Pops’.

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Creative Writing for Adults at Millstreet Library

Do you have a secret longing to write?
A series of workshops
Creative Writing for Adults
will be held in
Millstreet Library. 
Classes are free of charge
but places are limited.
If you would like to attend contact the library on 029 21920 or email millstreet.library @corkcoco.ie

We thank Grace for the important notice.  (S.R.)

All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals

Many congrats to all those with local collections that were involved in the Scór na nÓg Finals in Sligo IT yesterday. Especially to Maggie Moynihan from Cullen who won the recitation, Aoife McSweeney of Carbery Rangers who won the Ballad Group and whose father Denis is from Tooreenbawn,  Laois who won the Instrumental Music were trained by Siobhan Buckley of Rathcoole, to the Boherbue Quiz Team who finished third, and to Katie Lynch (Longford) in the Recitation, whose parents are from Ballydaly and Cullen

[read more …] “All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals”

Parish Newsletter – 18th February 2018

TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
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: Joan Herlihy, Knockane; Jimmy O’Sullivan, Ballinagree;  Dennis O’Sullivan, San Francisco & Claraghatlea.

Saturday 17th February:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Bridget & James Burke, Murphy’s Terrace & their daughters Breda Hickey & Sheila Doocey
Sunday 18th February:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           Tim O’Regan, Nohovaldaly
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Jerome O’Riordan, Dromsicane

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Florence O’Sullivan, Drishane; Joe Buckley, Ballinatona; Betsy Murphy, Killarney Road; James O’Byrne, West End; Annie Murphy, Ahane; Alice O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy; Sr. Paul Murphy, Lisnaboy; Estie Cashman & her daughters, Michelle & Kathleen, London; Billy Hickey, Thurles; Desmond Kelleher, Kilmeedy & Australia; Catherine Hickey, Ballydaly & Cork; Abina & Denis McCarthy, FortgradY

Saturday 24th February:
Millstreet   6.30 p.m.                          Peg O’Keeffe, Drishane Road
Sunday 25th February:
Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.
Cullen       10.15a.m.                           Nora Fleming, Meenagloherane & the deceased members of the Fleming family Millstreet
11.30 a.m.                            Peter Roche, Drishanebeg        

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

Mass on Monday for Sr. Florence O’Sullivan, Drishane at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday for Patsy McSweeney, Ballinkeane & Rathcoole at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday for Billy Hickey, Thurles at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday at 10.00a.m.

Friday:  Stations of the Cross at 7.00p.m. followed by Mass for Patrick & Kitty McCarthy, Donoughmore and James & Julia Cotter, Mill Lane at 7.30p.m.

Rotas for Next Weekend 24th/25th February





  6.30 p.m.Micheal Gleeson Group A
 11.30  a.m.Eileen O’Sullivan


  9.00 a.m.Sharon Lane Group E


10.15 a.m.Marie Walsh Group G

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10.30a.m. to 10.30p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Millstreet.  

CONFESSIONS:  Every Saturday in Millstreet Church 12.30p.m.-1.00p.m.

CULLEN CHURCH:  Collector for next weekend (25th): Jerry O’Sullivan   

Mass on next Thursday at 7.30p.m. for Annie Murphy & the deceased members of the Murphy Family, Ahane

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION every Thursday in Cullen Church from 10.00a.m. to 7.00p.m.  All are welcome.   

LEGION OF MARY: Meeting on Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 8.00p.m.

DROMTARIFFE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL invites you to join them at 7.30p.m. Mass on Saturday 24th February where Micheál O’Muircheartaigh will give a special talk entitled “What my faith has meant to me

KERRY DIOCESE LENTEN PROGRAMME 2018: Tralee Pastoral Area will host an open talk with Bishop Kevin Doran speaking on the Christian Vision of Family on Monday next 19th February in St. John’s Parish Church at 7.30p.m.  Killarney Pastoral Area will host Br. Padraig McIntyre OSB on Thursday 22nd at 8.00p.m. in the Killarney Heights Hotel the theme will be Finding ourselves in the Lenten Jesus.  Admission free on both nights.

Community Notices

  • MILLSTREET COMMUNITY COUNCIL AGM will be held on Tuesday 20th February in The Wallis Arms at 8.00p.m. All welcome.
  • MILLSTREET ARA: Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 21st February in Canon O’Donovan Centre at 7.00p.m.
  • MILLSTREET JUVENILE GAA CLUB: Annual General meeting on next Thursday 22nd in Parish Centre at 8.00p.m.
  • MILLSTREET GOLF SOCIETY: Annual General meeting on next Thursday 22nd at 9.30p.m. in The Bridge Bar.
  • CULLEN CHURCH CHOIR: Practice commencing on Wednesday 21st February at 7.45p.m. New members welcome.
  • THANK YOU from Anna Buckley to the many musicians and all those who attended her fundraising concert last Saturday night. Your support is greatly appreciated.
  • DROMTARIFFE PARISH RETREAT in Ardfert on Saturday 3rd For details contact Patricia (086) 0819791
  • PUBLIC MEETING AND INFORMATION NIGHT on the 8th Amendment will be held in the Rose Hotel Tralee on Saturday 25th February at 6.00p.m.




The family is a good that society cannot do without and ought to be perfected.

— Pope Francis

NEW Beginners Yoga Course is back

NEW Beginners Yoga Course is back on Wednesday March 7th in Millstreet Parish Centre. The benefits of the yogic techniques are many, and if practised regularly they will transform your life and help you to live more centred, calm and balanced life. What will you learn and practice during this course:

– Nadi Shodhana Pranayama and three-point breath
– Sun Salutations A
– 14 Foundational Asanas (Yoga Poses)
– Relaxation Technique
– Introduction to Meditation

All welcome! For more info contact Irina: 0857180291   [fb]

“Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9 to 11 Features Anna’s Magnificent Concert

Tuesday night is usually “Radio Treasures” broadcast night but this week the programme will be transmitted from 9 to 11 pm on this Thursday (15th Feb. 2018) on www.corkmusicstation.com .   And we have a very special programme tonight featuring the highlights of Anna Buckley’s magnificent Fundraising HOPE Concert which took place at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Saturday night.   Mike Murphy of Cork Music Station  very kindly broadcast his programme on Tuesday night in the “Radio Treasures” slot.  Happy Listening!  Below we feature three of the many images from Saturday’s superb Concert.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)


Celina’s Shave or Dye Fundraiser Night

I will be volunteering in India for 10 weeks in total starting March 26th in the Himalayas for 4 weeks consisting of teaching, child care and women empowerment, with 2 weeks being spent at a wildlife rescue and conservation area near New Delhi and then another 4 weeks in Kochi (Southern India) teaching, child care and women empowerment.

Shave or Dye fundraiser in aid of Volunteer work in India
The Bush Bar at 8PM
Saturday February 17th
Raffle and spot prizes on the night
All welcome, please come and support.

Connie Hickey, Michael Lucy, Jerry O’Mahony and Mary O’Mahony are just a few candidates that will be waxing or dying their hair on the night. I am shaving off my hair on the night in an effort to raise funds.

A massive thank you to all who have donated to date and continued support to this worthy cause is greatly appreciated – Celina O’Mahony

[read more …] “Celina’s Shave or Dye Fundraiser Night”

St. Valentine’s Day 2018 in Millstreet

On this Ash Wednesday we’re also celebrating St. Valentine’s Day 2018.   To experience the special day in Millstreet we visit St. Patrick’s Church, Herlihy’s Centra (where Pancake Day 2018 was especially marked by a wonderful fundraiser for “Cork’s Penny Dinners” on Shrove Tuesday), O’Keeffe’s Supervalu and Pat’s Minor Row Hair Salon window – we share images from all these venues.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)   [read more …] “St. Valentine’s Day 2018 in Millstreet”

Killian Wears His Millstreet G.A.A. Jersey in Sydney, Australia

Delighted to share Kathy Anne Murphy’s superb photograph of Killian Murphy of Sydney – grandson of Kathy Anne and Patrick Murphy, Kilmeedy.   Proudly wearing his greatly treasured Millstreet G.A.A. jersey – Killian is son of Coral and Barry Murphy (of Kilmeedy and Sydney).   Great to have such a wonderful Millstreet G.A.A. fan in Australia flying the Irish flag for Millstreet.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Missing Jack Russell Dog Back Home Again

“Scout” is a male Jack Russell pet dog who had last been seen in the Aunagloor area of Millstreet on Wednesday (7th Feb. 2018).  He is brown and white and is between 6 and 7 years old.  He loves getting drives on tractors.  We are so delighted to report that Scout is now back home to the joy of his dedicated Owner.     Sincere thanks to All who very kindly responded to our request to help find the pet dog .  (S.R.)

5th year Millstreet students going to Lourdes – thanks for supporting recent bake sale

Thanks to everyone who supported the bake sale that took place in Millstreet Parish Centre on 10th/11th February.  It is much appreciated.

Denise Healy, Aoife O’Riordan, Grace O’Connor and Ciara Manning will be travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust to Lourdes at Easter.  The cost of their travel and accommodation is €670/person and the hope is that they’ll be able to cover these costs through fundraising efforts.

The next fundraising event will be:

Table Quiz – Friday 23rd February 2018 in The Wallis Arms @8pm

€40/table of four.  There will be a raffle on the night.

Thank you


Job Opening in J.D. Buckley Construction Ltd.

Job Opening in J.D. Buckley Construction Ltd, Kilmeedy,
Millstreet, Co. Cork


  • Administrative Assistant And Accounts Support to Management.


  • Assist with the running of the office
  • To provide assistance to the Managing Director and other Managers
  • Implement efficient systems for storing and accessing data (electronic & hard copy)
  • Source stationery, office and IT requirements
  • Manage & direct calls
  • Responsible for incoming and outgoing mail
  • Assess incoming tenders and prepare documentation as necessary
  • Organise and maintain filing systems
  • Assist Finance dept., ensure correct accounting procedures are followed
  • Complying of safety files and handover files.
  • Sales invoicing and managing of site jobs.


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Fluent Oral and Written English
  • Effectively present information
  • Energetic and forward thinking
  • Must be able to multi-task and handle competing priorities
  • Attention to detail
  • Well organised, self-directed and a team player.
  • Office management experience, dealing with Senior Management experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in Tas Books beneficial
  • Experience in Thesaurus beneficial

If interested, please forward C.V. and cover letter to <email> ( fiona @ buckleygroup.ie )

Death Notice: Julia Dunne (née Lucey), Dysert

On Monday 12th February, in Cork University Hospital, Julia Dunne (née Lucey), beloved wife of the late Sèan, loving mother of the late Julia Mary and Dermie. Sadly missed by her loving family, son William, daughter Margaret, grandchildren, great grandchildren Lexie and Ryan, sister Mary, son-in-law Vincent, daughter-in-law Mary, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
May She Rest in Peace
Reposing in Graces’s funeral home, Kanturk on Tuesday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 1pm followed by burial in Dromagh Cemetery. [1]