Arts & Crafts Showcase

Millstreet Day Centre will be having a Arts & Crafts Showcase

in the Centre

on Sunday 4th December @ 12.15pm – 2.00pm.

Pop along for a festive coffee & mince pie & see what the clients of the Day Centre have been busy creating over the past few months.

There will be some items available to purchase on the day also!

Any proceeds made/donations will go directly to Millstreet Day Centre.

All welcome to attend!

Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club

To All Our Members & their families.
We would like to thank you all for your support in 2022.
Club AGM
They will be no Juvenile AGM this year, an end of year report was read out by our club secretary Maria Smyth at the Millstreet GAA club’s AGM on Sunday the 27th of November.
Congratulations & Thank You
We would like to say well done to all teams this year on what was a great year for the club, congratulations to the U14, U15 & U17 teams and mentors on Divisional Success this year, and to the U17s on winning a County Championship in addition to their divisional victory. We are looking forward to a social in 2023.
Thank you to all coaches from u6s to u17s for all their time put in, it was very much appreciated by the club.
Notable Events 
The Juvenile Club held their very first colour run this year and it was greatly supported by both kids and adults. We’d like to say thank you to everyone that turned up and helped on the day. Thank you to Millstreet Fire Service for all their help on the day
We held our annual table quiz. We had a great crowd on the night. Thanks to John Tarrant who made out the questions for the night and thanks to all parents who helped by correcting questions, in the shop, selling raffle tickets or helping clean up after. Thank you.
Cúl Camp 
We held our Cúl Camp in July and once again it was a great week and weather wasn’t too bad either. Thank you to Denis Hickey for always making sure that the dressing rooms and toilets were available & clean. Thanks to the coaches for giving up their time and making the week enjoyable for the kids. Thanks to Gary for sorting the ice cream truck, thanks to Ronan O’Leary for providing some great music for the week and thanks to the parents for helping on lunch time duty. Looking forward to Cúl Camp 2023 .
Perpetual Cups 
We held our perpetual cups in October and even though the weather wasn’t on our side the kids had a great morning. We would like to thank the O’Connor, Hickey and Kelleher families who always turn up and support the day and thanks to Millstreet Pipe Band also.
Thank you to all parents who made sandwiches/baking and to all who helped in kitchen . The club really appreciate it.
Club Gear
Club gear can be purchased online. Search for Millstreet Juvenile Club on the O’Neill’s website. Might make a nice Christmas present.
Local lotto 
Please support our local lotto for which we are very grateful. Tickets can be purchased in every local shop or from Paula & Connie Healy.
Rebel Óg 
We would like to wish all our members involved with rebel squads all the best in their journeys.
Thank you
I would like to thank my fellow officers and PAs for all their hard work in 2022.
Millstreet Adult club for all their support and guidance and we look forward to working with ye 2023.
Thank you to our main sponsor O’Keeffe’s Super Valu for their continuing sponsorship, the club is very grateful for their support.
Thank you to Seanie Radley and John Tarrant who always are there to capture some wonderful pictures. thank you to Millstreet Pipe Band who always come out to support any event we are having.
This year we would like to thank Geraldine Dennehy who was there to take some wonderful pictures at our u15s and 17s games.
Thank you to Cullen GAA for their partnership, collaboration & contribution to Duarigle Gaels. We look forward to many more years of partnership.
Finally on behalf of myself and my fellow officers I would to wish all members and their families a Happy Christmas and wonderful new year. See ye all in 2023
Thank you
Karen Stanley,
Chairperson of Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club

Walkability Study of Millstreet

The Millstreet Age Friendly group will be conducting a Walkability Study of Millstreet on Wednesday 30th Nov. Part of being ‘Age Friendly’ means promoting active ageing by making sure our towns are easy to get around and that it is easy to access the services and facilities they contain. During this walkability study we will be looking for things that support us to walk, or stop us from walking comfortably along the streets. We will be assessing

FOOTPATHS: availability, quality, ramped, width, obstacles in the way

CROSSINGS: convenience, safety

AESTETICS: signage, litter, bins, derelict buildings

PUBLIC SPACES: accessibility of services, availability of parking, green spaces, public toilets, benches, transport stops

SAFETY: car speeds, driver behaviour, cyclists, street lighting, general feeling of safety

This will be the first of 2/3 walkability studies as we will need to walk the same route at different times of the day. If anyone in the town has any feedback on any of the above areas that we will be assessing please get in touch by emailing <email> or phone 029 70926

“Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS Tonight

On this Tuesday – 29th Nov.. 2022 – preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme with focus on a splendid  Show featuring Friends from Cork’s Farranree at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night just after 10.30pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.10 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.    Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tonight’s programme includes lots of uplifting songs, music, musings and requests….and lots of great Interviews.   We chat about the images below.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Stefan Healy during our Interview at the Wallis Arms Hotel on 12th Aug. 2022. The special Interview will be broadcast at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” tonight (29th Nov.)

Stefan who is attending the prestigious RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) in London is scheduled to play the role of Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at RADA’s Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre from 1st Dec. to 7th Dec. 2022. See the following link for details:
Official Launch of “Sliabh Luachra Journal No. 20” at Gneeveguilla on Friday night last. The excellent Journal is now available in numerous Book Shops.

Preparing Millstreet’s Christmas Lights during this week. The official turning on takes place at 6pm on this Sunday, 4th Dec. 2022.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS Tonight”

Eddie Tucker – Acknowledgment and First Anniversary


Acknowledgment and First AnniversaryEddie Tucker, Whitegate & Ballydaly

Who died on December 2nd, 2021

As we fondly remember our brother Eddie on his first anniversary, we and all family members wish to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us during our sad loss.

The many Mass Cards received and the many condolence messages on R.I.P., those who travelled long distances to attend his funeral, and those who gathered outside Millstreet Church to say goodbye.

Our sincere thank you to the following:

Dr. Derek Power (Consultant Oncologist) and his oncology team at the Mercy Hospital, Cork;  All staff at Lee Clinic where Eddie received his chemotherapy treatment;  Dr. Mulcahy (G.P.) and staff at Harbours Brink Medical Centre, Lower Aghada, Midleton;  All staff at Aghada Pharmacy;  Public Health Nurses, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, palliative care team and home helps;  Doctors and nurses at Marymount Hospice, who cared for Eddie during his final days;  Fr. Danny Murphy (Parish Priest Aghada) who visited and administered Holy Communion to Eddie in his own home;  Irish Cancer Society Volunteer Drivers who took Eddie to his chemotherapy treatments. A special mention to Pat O’Regan;  To his very special friends in Whitegate who truly cared for him during his cancer journey – Anne Sweeney, Tony Cotter, Martin Murray, Yvonne (home help) and Caroline Colbert and all his many neighbours and friends in Whitegate, Millstreet, Ballydaly and surrounding areas.

Special thanks to Canon Jack Fitzgerald for his beautiful funeral Mass and for his touching words of comfort, and to assisting Priests;  to Sharon Lane for her guidance and support, also to sacristan Julie Brady;  to Jerry Doody and organist, Edel Fraser, who together and so movingly sang and played Eddie’s chosen hymns;  to Davy Tarrant and Cora for their kindness, sensitivity and professionalism with funeral arrangements;  to the staff of Wallis Arms Hotel for serving refreshments following his funeral.

The gates of memory will never close

We miss you more than anyone knows

With tender love and deep regret

We who love you will never forget.

Anniversary Mass for Eddie will take place at

Ballydaly Church on Sunday 4th December at 9.30a.m..

Eily’s Report – 29th November

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

The month of November is on the way out and again we ask ourselves where did it go?  How did it go so fast?  If I asked Tade and Mary Lane the same question, they would say the same thing I’m sure about the sixty happy years that they’ve been married. God spared them to provide a home and bring up a wonderful family and pass on to them the wonderful cultures such as songs and lore that was handed down to themselves. Starting off by buying a humble cottage on the mountain road leading to Gneeves Bog and turning it into a birds- nest-like dwelling where they grew their food and kept hens, ducks etc. In time there was room in the acre to build a beautiful home for one of their two sons, for him and his wife to take on the same contract in life as his parents. How things have changed for the better for the people who lived in what used to be very remote areas. Where modern windfarms have brought wonderful prosperity to those who have turbines built on the boggy planes. Motor cars and other modern methods in time turned Tade and Mary’s remote beginnings into a thing of beauty and a joy for them for as long as they need. What a lesson their story would be for young people starting off today. To achieve so much from humble beginnings by adding on  according as they could afford to. They brought new life back into a little deserted place. I have always admired their progress and now it gives us all great joy to see them celebrating sixty years of a great life together. Well done Tade and Mary. We wish you many more years of wedded bliss.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 29th November”

IRD are collecting information for a Walking App

IRD are currently in the process of collecting information for a Walking App for the Duhallow Area that will be going live in early 2023. At the moment they are looking to gather a log of any points of interest within the area; these can be scenic viewpoints, wells, monuments, walks, standing stones etc., basically anything that may be of interest to locals and/or visitors.

If anyone has any points of interest in their area that they think should be promoted, please pop them into a word document and send it back to me by Wednesday December 14th.

When filling out the form please make sure that each point of interest has a location, and you can give as much information as you like – there is an example of the document required if you email me for it. If anyone would prefer to talk to Alannah over the phone you can call her on 029 60633.

BT Young Scientist

Steven Lyons,  Cian McCaul and Kieran Duggan…..we are TY students in Millstreet Community School.   We are qualified to the finals of BT Young Scientist exhibition up in Dublin and we would appreciate it if you could share the survey we have attached below to a website…The link will take you straight to the online survey.   We would also like some opinions that you have on our survey.    Thanks!

Information about our survey is at the top of the survey!

IRD Duhallow Survey

“Your Community Your Voice!

IRD Duhallow is conducting a survey of the quality of life, sense of place, local amenities and facilities. The findings will help local community groups to formulate their plans for their community and will feed into the strategy for the region. The survey only takes a brief few minutes and all within the region are encouraged to please complete it.  To access the survey click on the following link: “

Supporting Millstreet Christmas Lights 2022

 We are very busy preparing for the turning on of our Christmas lights this Sunday December 4th @ 6.00PM.

⛄️ Following a difficult few years for everyone, we now have a particularly challenging time funding this years Christmas Display.
We are seeking support from any member of our community both near and far. Your donations will allow us to light up our beautiful town and fund the official turning on of the lights to enable us create a magical atmosphere for all the little ones. A big Thank You to all who have already kindly donated at our Church gate collection and our local businesses who have already responded to our letters.  We are very grateful for all your kind contributions particularly in these challenging times.

 We hope by setting up this Idonate it’ll allow all locals to donate a small amount as easily as possible. Please click on the following link to support us.

Our Credit Union account is also available for those who wish to donate directly:
.: 55654/24
: IE54MATN99221205565405

And as always donations can be handed into:
Niamh at “Wordsworth”….. Noreen at “Noirín’s Boutique”…..Catherine at Dick Pomeroy & Co. Auctioneers.


Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 27th November 2022



First Sunday in Advent

27th November 2022

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

Telephone Nos.:  Landline:  029 70043  &  Mobile: 087 775 2948

Email:  millstreet


All Masses are livestreamed on

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

9.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the Souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS: Betty Murphy (née Corkery), Waterford & Dereen; Patsy O’Sullivan, Kiskeam; Seán Murphy, Watergrasshill; John Kelleher, The Bridge & Harlow.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 26th November:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.     Denis O’Rahilly, Murphy’s Terrace;  John Anthony O’Sullivan, Ballydaly, his parents Denis & Kitty & deceased members of The O’Sullivan Family.

Sunday 27th November:

Cullen           9.30a.m. Phil Cremin, Church Hill;  Maura, Tom & the deceased members of the Cronin Family, Knockduff;  Andy & Pauline O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy;  Noel Duggan, Lisnaboy & his daughter Noreen Lucas

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Julia Mary O’Sullivan, Fairfield Rise (1st Anniversary);  Moya Murphy, Claramore.

ANNIVERSARIES: Aidan Burke, Drishanemore; Joan Healy, Minor Row; Margaret O’Byrne, West End; Garrett Hickey, West End; Breda & Pat Broderick, Clara Road;   Denis O’Shea, Pound Hill; Patrick, Margaret & Maura Buckley, Ballyvouskil; Julia & John C. O’Leary, Adrivale; Jerh Linehan, Gneeves; Margaret O’Connor, Kilmeedy;  Peter Murphy, Rathduane; Willie Joe & Peggy O’Keeffe, Cullen;  Martin Healy, Carriganima; Tim & Mary O’Mahony, Flintfield; Batt & Julia Cronin, Tureencahill; Jackie & Mary Murphy, Boherbue; Vera & Noel Moylan, Shannon.

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 3rd December:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.     Margaret & Frank Reen, Main Street & their son D.J (recently deceased);  Mickie O’Connor, Ballinkeen & Mallow (1st Anniversary)

Sunday 4th November:

Ballydaly           9.30a.m. Eddie Tucker, Whitegate & Ballydaly (1st Anniversary);  Kathleen Mulcahy, Annagloor.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Michael O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace (recently deceased)

LEGION OF MARY every Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 7.30p.m.

Rotas for Next Weekend 3rd/4th December


Millstreet   6.15 p.m. Catríona Kelleher M. Kelleher; Mgt. O’Sullivan; J. Reardon; T. Buckley,
  11.30 a.m. O’Mahony Family    M. McSweeney;

R. Murphy; J. Buckley; J. Doody.

Ballydaly 9.30 a.m. Maeve O’Sullivan Mary Murphy

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

Monday 28th: Funeral Mass for Betty Murphy, Waterford & Dereen at 11.00a.m. followed by burial in Drishane Cemetery.

Monday 28th: There will not be a Mass at 7.30pm

Tuesday 29th: Mass for The Holy Souls at 10.00a.m.

Wednesday 30th : Mass for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Thursday 1st:  Mass for Nora Hickey, Kilcommon, Thurles at 10.00a.m.

Friday 2nd:  Mass for Reach out Cancer Support Group at 10.00a.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 27th November 2022”

Mushera Christmas Mountain Climb 2022

Aubane Social Annual Mountain Climb this year on Christmas Morning December 25th at 10.30 am is in Aid of Féileacáin.

Féileacáin is a not for profit organisation that provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during or after pregnancy.

Bucket Collection on the Morning of Climb.

Millstreet Vintage Club AGM happening on Wednesday December 7th

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on Wednesday December 7th 2022 in the Parish Centre Millstreet at 8.15pm sharp.

All Club Members and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars and Tractors are asked to attend,New Members are always very welcome to join the Club.


Joan O’Brien (née Hickey), 26 Main Street, Newmarket

The death has occurred of Joan O’Brien (née Hickey), 26 Main Street, Newmarket, Co. Cork.

O’Brien: Newmarket, on November 26th, 2022 (peacefully) at home, Joan (née Hickey), 26 Main Street, beloved wife of the late Billy and dear mother of Pat, Síle (Daly), Mary and Anne (Gaffney). Pre-deceased by her brother Jack and nephews Jim and Neal. Deeply mourned by her loving family, brothers Benny (California) and Dan (Kiskeam), sisters Margaret (Millstreet) and Bridget (New York), grandchildren Mae, Joan and Bill, sons-in-law Michael and Denis, daughter-in-law Anastasia, sisters-in-law Betty and Mary Anne, nephews, nieces, relatives, devoted neighbours and friends.

May she rest in peace.

Reposing at O’Reilly’s Funeral Home on Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. Mary’s Church. Joan’s Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 12 noon and will be live-streamed on the Newmarket and Taur Parish Facebook page. Funeral afterwards to Clonfert Cemetery.

Family flowers only please; donations, in lieu, to St. Vincent de Paul.

Messages of sympathy may be placed on the Condolences link HERE.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Doctors Zelie and Bertie Daly, Newmarket, Doctor Conor O’Shea and Professor Diarmaid Houlihan, Bon Secours and the home care and public health nurses who attended our mother during her illness.

The death has occurred of Phyllis Buckley (née Cahill) Curraraigue, Rathcoole, Mallow, Cork


Passed away, peacefully, at home. Beloved wife of the late Willie. Much loved and dearly missed by her sons Pat and Bill, daughters Bernie McSweeney (Donoughmore), Kathleen Regan (Killarney), Angela Barrett (Tralee), her grandaughter Phyllis, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, sister Carmel Ryan (Clonmel), brothers Tadgh, Stephen and Rev Fr Donal, (Lisheen, Skibbereen) and the late Frank, Dermot, Richard and Mike. 17 grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and many friends and neighbours.

The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Dr Brian O’Connell and her wonderful home help.

May She Rest in Peace

Lying in repose in St John’s Church, Dromagh, on Sunday evening from 6 to 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 2pm, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Condolences for the family can be left on this link. 

Macroom Bypass November 2022

A link to the most recent update on the Macroom bypass (captured yesterday 25th) which shows the roundabout constructed at Carrigaphooca as well as the new road signage and the nearly ready road. Its due to be opened Friday 9th by an Taoiseach. The new road will make the Cork journey much easier for many around Millstreet area & also makes Macroom more accessible

BT Young Scientist Project

Our names are Caoimhe O Mahony, Holly Saunders and Rebecca O Sullivan and we are trying to collect data for our BT Young Scientist Project which is titled –
“A statistical analysis into whether modern farming practices are a deterrent to the dung beetle and its ability to positively effect Irish agriculture”.
We would really appreciate if FARMERS over the age of 21 could please complete this survey. It will only take 2 minutes.
If you don’t fit in this category, we would really appreciate if you would share it.

The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Betty) Murphy (née Corkery) Derren, Millstreet, Cork / Ferrybank, Waterford

Unexpectedly, at the Bons Secours Care Village, Mount Desert, Lee Road, Cork. Predeceased by her husband Denis, parents John & Catherine, sisters Catherine, Ellen Donoghue & Nora. Deeply regretted by her sisters Mary O’Connor & Margaret Leader, brothers Thomas and Bernard, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews family and friends.

May Betty Rest in Peace

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home Millstreet on Sunday 27th from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Reception to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Monday 28th for requiem Mass at 11 am, followed by burial in Drishane Cemetery.

Mass may be viewed on

Millstreet Input on Radio Kerry with Frank Lewis This Sat. Morning 9 to 11

“Saturday Supplement with Frank Lewis” on Radio Kerry (9am to 11am) has a Millstreet input this Saturday, 26th Nov. 2022 as Frank Lewis and Donal Hickey visit a variety of locations which feature in the “Sliabh Luachra Journal 2022” which is being launched in Gneeveguilla, Co. Kerry this Friday night (25th Nov.)  Happy listening….and reading!  (S.R.)

AIB Bank – Cheque Presentations


AIB’s Carmel Hickey presents the impressive cheque to Marie O’Sullivan, Coordinator, Millstreet Day Centre. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Donie Lucey representing Community Air Ambulance accepts the equally appreciated cheque from AIB’s Carmel Hickey at the Millstreet AIB Branch.

Millstreet Primary Schools’ Parents’ Association – Annual Church Gate collection.

This weekend the Parents Association are back with our annual Millstreet  Church Gate Collection and would kindly appreciate any support you can give.

We are endeavouring to raise further funds for both Millstreet Primary Schools and will be collecting outside 6.15pm Mass this Saturday, and 11.30am Mass on Sunday.

For those in our community who won’t be about this weekend but would also like to contribute, we have set up an iDonate account which we will keep open for a couple of weeks. Here is the link….Many thanks MPSPA