Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club

The Alan O’Connor Matchplay competition draw is postponed to next Sunday as the format is changed from Foursomes to Fourball. In Fourball teams consist of two players with each player playing their own ball to a finish at each hole with the best score to count. Please text entries to 086 8510423 before 6 pm on next Sunday August 21.   P.S.  Entries already received will automatically be included in Sunday’s draw.

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

On this Tuesday – 16th Aug. 2022 – preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme with focus on Ballyclough at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night) 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.    And we chat about the following  18 pictures (more to follow) relating to Declan Nerney, Michelle Murphy and TR Dallas appearing in Carriganima on Sunday evening, 14th Aug. 2022 – A truly Carnival Atmosphere – accessed from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives….A full Radio Feature in time will include Interviews with Declan, TR, Seán & John many more.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS Tonight”

Eily’s Report – 16th August

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report.

We have a winner, Winner Alright ,Our Lotto Jackpot of €20.000 has been won. Won at long last. And the lucky winner is Paddy  Golden, Kilmacrane. The lucky seller was Reen’s  Pharmacy and they got €2,000 sellers prize. Amid stoppages because of Covid our jackpot had grown from €8,400  on 17.8.2020 ( according to my records but I could be wrong) and when we resumed our weekly draw following a long break .The Jackpot accumulated to a massive €20.000 which was the limit, and we had to stop adding to it but all the time in the background a new jackpot has been growing, enabling the committee to start off again next week following the big win, with a decent Jackpot of €6,400. We’d like to congratulate our winner and wish him the very best of luck with his windfall, and also the sellers Reen’s Pharmacy who will get the €2,000 sellers prize.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 16th August”

“The Matchmaker” at Glen Theatre on Sat. 3rd Sept. at 8.30pm

The Glen Theatre Banteer are delighted to welcome the fantastic Jon Kenny and the superbly talented Norma Sheahan in John B Keane’s iconic comedy ‘The Matchmaker”

Saturday 3rd Sept. 2022 @ 8.30pm
Booking advised – Please phone 029-56239

We thank Marie Bourke for the Poster. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

You are invited to to an ‘age friendly’ music session 

The Road of Life

Ballads & Beyond

with Ger Wolfe​​​​

MusicAlive is delighted to invite you to an ‘age friendly’ music session with the well-known Irish musician and singer-songwriter, Ger Wolfe who writes and sings in Irish and English, has been on radio and TV and loves to teach people, whether at universities or in village halls. Christy Moore is a fan: “Ger Wolfe’s songs always raise my spirits; his voice always, always brings me into the song.”

Together, you will play and sing existing ballads, old and new, and even go beyond that. Dip your toe into song-writing and experience how natural it is. Like breathing, like singing. Dust down your musical instrument (if you have one) and bring it along.

The sessions are free!

Places are limited so if you want to attend the Millstreet session in the Day Centre, please email <email> or call 029 70926

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 14th August 2022



Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

14th August 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:  Noreen Dennehy, Lisnaboy

Mass Intentions for this week:

Saturday 13th August:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Dan O’Connor, Claraghatlea;     Michael & Bridget Kelleher, Liscahane Upper

Sunday 14th August:

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

Cullen       10.15a.m. Helena Herlihy, Knockane;  The deceased members of the McSweeney Family, Meenskehy;

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Diarmuid Dennehy, Cloghoulamore;  John Kelleher, Aubane;  Noel & the deceased members of the McSweeney family, Cloghoulamore.

ANNIVERSARIES:  John D. Murphy, Inchileigh; Kathleen Lane, Ballinatona; Mary Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace, John O’Shea, Killowen, Kate O’Driscoll, The Square; Bertie Doody, Dooneen; Rita Hickey, West End; Kathleen Kerrick, Boston & Lackabawn; Julia O’Riordan, Laught; William & Mary Leahy, Kilcorney; Denis Corcoran, Boherbue; John & Kathleen Farrell, Dunmanway; Moira Dineen, Caherbarnagh.

Mass Intentions Feast of the Assumption:

Monday 15th August:

Ballydaly  9.00a.m.

Cullen     10.15a.m.

Millstreet  11.30a.m. The deceased members of the O’Donoghue Family, Cahirbarnagh

Millstreet     7.30p.m. Connie Kelleher, Lackabawn                                         

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 20th August:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Tade John O’Riordan, Murphy’s Terrace;    Connie Dennehy, Curragh & deceased members of Dennehy family

Sunday 21st August:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Kathleen Dineen, Ballydaly (recently deceased)

Cullen       10.15a.m. Mary & Ned Byrne, Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Sheila & John O’Keeffe     

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Dominic Lawlor, Clara Road [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 14th August 2022”

Interview with Sean Murphy of The Pub in Carriganima with Details of the upcoming Declan Nerney Gig on this Sunday

Sean Murphy of The Pub in Carriganima in Conversation with Willie Fitzgerald of Cork Music Station outlining Details of the Upcoming Declan Nerney Gig happening at The Pub in Carriganima on Sunday August 14th.

Check out the Link Below for the Interview

Should be a great Evening out in Carriganima next Sunday Evening.


Details on 087 2600640 

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club’s Next Competition

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club

The next competition is the Alan O’Connor
Foursomes Matchplay Competition open to all adult and juvenile members.

Foursomes is a team competition format in which a side is made up of two players and those two players take every second shot hitting the same golf ball.

Please send entries for to 086 8510423 before 8 pm Monday 15th August to be included in the draw.

In loving memory of Mossie Scannell

In loving memory of Mossie Scannell whose first Anniversary occurs on 13th August 2022. The Anniversary Mass will take place on Friday 12th August at Church of the Sacred Heart Kiskeam at 7.30pm.

Not, How Did He Die, But How Did He Live?

Not, how did he die, but how did he live?
Not, what did he gain, but what did he give?
These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of his birth.
Nor what was his church, nor what was his creed?
But had he befriended those really in need?
Was he ever ready, with words of good cheer, To bring back a smile, to banish a tear? Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say, But how many were sorry when he passed away?

Declan Nerney appearing at The Pub in Carriganima on next Sunday August 14

With just a few days to go now next Sunday August 14th is Fast Approaching as we get closer to a Big Night of Music in The Village Marquee at The Pub in Carriganima an Event not to be missed with the Appearance of the Fabulous Declan Nerney and Band and we also Welcome Back the Fantastic Michelle Murphy Band,Proceedings Kick off at 7pm in what promises to be a great Night Out,Enquiries on 087 2600640.


Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for the elderly & isolated in the Millstreet catchment area. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

 A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Coeliac dinners & desserts available also. Please see our menu for next week below.

 If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email <email>

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

On this Tuesday – 9th Aug. 2022 – preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night) 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.    And we chat about the following  12 pictures accessed from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John C. Casey received a royal welcome home to Millstreet paying a visit from New York for the first time in twenty years. The Desmond Family Clan Reunion was an important focus for John C.. (Picture by Killian Linehan)

James Carr of Shanaknuck with Giuseppe of “Dago Red” in Ballydehob.

Artist Supreme, Denis O’Connor at his Irish home in Barna, Ballydehob and also at his current Exhibition.

Maura and Patrick Lyons of Bruree, Co. Limerick – brilliant Dancers at the final open-air dance of the season at Mushera.


Sheila Fitzgerald and Film Crew at Tubrid Holy Well recording a special video for Sheila’s wonderful latest song “Santa Maria – A Prayer to Mary”.

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

Noreen Dennehy (née O’Sullivan) Lisnaboy

The death has occurred of Noreen Dennehy (née O’Sullivan), Lisnaboy, Cullen. On August 9th 2022, peacefully in the presence of her loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff at Cork University Hospital. Beloved wife of Dan, loving mother of Eileen, Collette Ryan (Mournabbey) and Martin, son-in-law Damien, daughter-in-law Diane, her adored grandchildren Anna, Patrick, Katie, Shauna, Darragh and Jamie, her brothers Dan and Seamus and the late John and Anna. Sadly missed by her loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, kind neighbours, relatives and friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace. [rip]

Reposing at Church of the Nativity, Cullen on Wednesday, 10th August 2022, from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass at 11:30am on Thursday, 11th August 2022, at Cullen. Burial afterwards at the adjoining cemetery, Cullen. Messages of sympathy can be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Millstreet Pipe Band’s Fundraiser

Millstreet Pipe Band’s fundraiser to cover the shortfall between a grant received for new uniforms & equipment & their final cost, as well as the lack of Church Gate Collections for two years due to Covid, raised a total of €6,669.05.
The Pipe Band would like to say thank you for the amazing generosity shown by so many people, businesses & committees.
There were donations from near and far &  the support was greatly appreciated.
The total raised from the gofundme page was €3,449.05 (after fees). There were further cash & cheque donations of €3,220.00 bringing the total raised to €6,669.05.
The Pipe Band would also like to thank everyone for the good wishes extended to the band during their fundraiser.

Eily’s Report – 9th August

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report.

Great to be here on this beautiful sunny day   Today (Monday) I was up a little earlier than usual and it was worth it. A blanket of fog covered the land and as it melted more and more places came into view and it’s wonderful to know that tomorrow will be the same and so on for the rest of the week. It gives everybody an opportunity to plan no matter what is your station in life. Plan to take the children to the beach or get some of the early harvest work done on the land.  It’s autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.  Season of blackberries, hazel nuts, torn hands from binding corn, season of the chance of finding beautiful wild mushrooms. When seasons were the soft days of autumn were great for bringing them up and we searched for them early and late to get that unique taste that the mass produced ones don’t have. With the saving of the hay and the turf done, in the summer there was still plenty to do when it came to the  autumn/harvest time. The  grower kept a close eye on the planes of golden corn and wheat and barley  as he roamed the fields in the cool of the evening testing the grains between his teeth to see if they were fit to harvest. We hated binding the corn, but our bonus was that we were kept at home from school to help. My Dad would sit on the  two horse mower, rake in hand and as the horses moved along the rich bounty would fell and he would divide it into bundles known as sheafs. It was our job then to take a bit off of each bundle and use it to bind it securely. Back breaking work and it was made all the more painful if there were thistles or nettles in the mix  and when we cried out in pain at being stung by a nettle, we were told to find a dock weed and squeeze the juice of it on to the problem patch. This we always did, but I never seen it to work and there was no use in going back again there was nothing more for it, you were told what to do so bind on. At night when the days work was over the scratches and pricks of the thistle came into their own and also the scratches from the remains of the corn left standing called caoinleens, (oh they were sharp on our bare shins ) often kept us awake after a hard day but come the morning we didn’t say a word in case we’d be deemed not fit for the cornfield and have to go to school. Tea out in the meadow was the thrill of a lifetime. It made a welcome break from work and gallons of half hot tea and fresh homemade bread plastered with butter and new seasons blackberry jam was a tonic for any pain or ache. Another autumn task was the digging of the spuds. In the country they were always called spuds, while our town colleagues called them potatoes and chided our country lore. Again time off school to follow the spade all day and rattle the sods to get the last one out. In time we got a potato digger which was pulled by the horse and the spinning wheel broke the drill into shreds and tossed it aside exposing the grand display of our food until the same time next year.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 9th August”

Passing Through Millstreet in 1804

Extracts from the Journal of a traveller who passed through Millstreet twice in August 1804:

Friday, 24th August 1804. … From Mallow to Millstreet I took a post-chaise; but like all other travellers in a post-chaise, might as well have been at home, as I can give no account of the prospects, or of the manners of the people. The little vile inn of Millstreet was full of the company resorting to Killarney; so that I fared very uncomfortably: but early next morning set off in a chaise, and arrived at Killarney to breakfast

Sunday, 26th August 1804: Next morning, Sunday, we set out on foot for Millstreet, before six o’clock; intending to reach that place in time for church at twelve. But the day being sultry, and the distance greater than we believed, sixteen Irish or twenty-one English miles, frequent restings became necessary; and it was full eight hours before we arrived at the end of our walk: alas! too late for church, of which the service seemed to have been hurried over with its usual rapidity. On the road we met multitudes of Catholics going to matins, neatly dressed, having their beads and crucifixes suspended at their sides. Can these decent people be the sanguinary rebels who delight in massacre, and seek to turn things upside down? With respect to the establishment, or any other denomination of religion, there seems to prevail a melancholy lukewarmness. There is no church on the road or near it, all the way from Killarney to Millstreet. Neither is any difference apparent, except amongst the Catholics, betwixt Saturday and Sunday; some being employed in burning lime, some cutting turf, some thatching their houses, others sewing or knitting at their doors, and all whistling or singing. [read more …] “Passing Through Millstreet in 1804”