Death Notice: Joan Lucey

Lucey (Nettleville, Carrigadrohid) on January 20th 2017, unexpectedly, at Cork University Hospital. Joan, sister of Mary (Kenneally), Peggy, the late Sean and Bessie (O’Riordan), sister-in-law of Maura, Michael and the late Denis Kenneally.Deeply regretted by her loving sisters, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at St. John’s Church, Canovee, from 4pm with prayers at 6pm. Requiem Mass on Sunday at 11.30am. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.

Death Notice: Sr. Hilary O’Rourke, Infant Jesus Sister, Drishane

O’ROURKE (Cork and Clare):On January 19, 2017, peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Convent, Model Farm Road, SR. HILARY (Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane). Deeply regretted by her loving cousins, relatives, her community and friends.

Reception prayers at 5.00pm on Friday evening in the Church of The Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11am on (Saturday). Funeral afterwards to the Convent plot, Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet. May she rest in peace.

Jerh O’Connor & Sons Ltd.- Coburg St., Cork. 021-4507711

A January Night In Millstreet Town

Children walking home in a light drizzle in Millstreet an evening this January. Photo Aleksandra Cashman

Few cars on the quiet street do pass up and down
On a cold Winter night in old Millstreet Town
The pub doors are locked not a human in sight
On what is a typical January weekday night

On one of the moonlit trees in the Town Park nearby
The silence is pierced by a barn owl’s shrill cry
In the depths of Winter and Spring nowhere near
For it and it’s kind a hungry time of year

In the moonlit sky quite a beautiful sight
Myriads and myriads of stars twinkling bright
The cold chill of frost in the freshening breeze
In weather temperatures below zero degrees

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Death Notice: Michael Herlihy, Knockane

The death has occurred on Tuesday 17th January 2017 of Michael Herlihy, Knockane, Cullen.

Reposing at his residence in Knockane, Cullen, on Thursday from 4pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to the Church of the Nativity, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery.

David Tarrant, Funeral Director (IAFD) <email> / 029-70176 /  087 2525095

Operation Transformation 2017

Operation Transformation 2017 is well under way. The annual walk will start tomorrow evening at 7.30pm in Supervalu O’Keefe Millstreet car-park. This is being run by the Millstreet Athletics Club and a huge thanks to them. Refreshments afterwards. All recipes and weekly shopping list are all available in store. See for more details. Hope to see you all there.

“Professor Gerry o’Sullivan – Surgeon of Renown – Legacy of Hope” Part 1 on C103 Sunday at 7pm

We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene, for the following advance notice regarding his upcoming 7pm Sunday radio programme (22nd Jan. 2017) on C103 (S.R.):

From a farming background in the rural village of Caheragh, he went on to become an outstanding cancer surgeon and founder of the Cork Cancer Research Centre. The sad irony is that the disease he spent almost a lifetime operating on and attempting to find cures for, seemed to take it’s revenge on him in the end.

On ‘Where the road takes me’, and over the course of three programmes, we look at the life and times, the career and many achievements of the larger than life Professor Gerry o’Sullivan, who passed away in February of 2012.

In Caheragh we meet his brothers Con and Donal. We meet the people behind the Threshing festival in the village who have raised one million euro so far, for a cause that one of their favourite sons passionately believed in. And we pay a visit to the Amenity Science Park in the village which honours the memory of a world renowned Cancer Researcher and surgeon.

We spend a day with the scientists and investigators at the Cork Cancer Research Centre, which was founded by Gerry o’Sullivan. Now in a state of the art facility, it houses clinicians and researchers under one roof, where new cancer treatments are brought to trial quicker.

And………….. Continue reading ““Professor Gerry o’Sullivan – Surgeon of Renown – Legacy of Hope” Part 1 on C103 Sunday at 7pm” is now Mobile Friendly

Well it’s about time I hear you say! More and more people are using their mobile phones and tablets to look at, to the point where it’s now about 80%. People have said to us that it has been awkward to view the site, so finally we did something about it and from this morning the site works on all kinds of devices, from phones, to tablets, to laptops.

We hope it’s an improvement and it’s easier to use. But, please let us know what you don’t like about it, either by commenting below, or by sending an email to <email>  Continue reading “ is now Mobile Friendly”

“Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight –  Millstreet Vintage Club CCC (Coffee, cars, chat) meeting at Café Aroma on Sunday 15th Jan. 2017…..Upcoming Concert “Song for Brigid” in Ballinhassig – a live interview with Joan McCann & Barry O’Halloran (chief coordinators) tonight at 10pm…Local Events…And, of course lots of wonderful songs and music and musings…..All most welcome…Happy Listening!    Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into 

Live interview at 10pm with Barry & Joan. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Continue reading ““Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00″

Jobs: Cleaning Operatives at O’Flynn Medical

O’Flynn Medical is looking for two cleaning operatives – Both full and part-time for an immediate start.
Candidate must have basic computer skills and be fluent in English –spoken and written.

If interested, CVs must be submitted to <email> [info @] only. / Facebook / Twitter

Death Notice: Fr. Joe (Fr. Joe V.F.) Murphy, West End and Nebraska

MURPHY (West End, Millstreet, Co Cork and Lincoln, Nebraska): On January 16, 2017, peacefully, at Cork University Hospital, Fr F J (Fr Joe V.F.). Ordained in 1951 for the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska and retired to Millstreet in 1999, son of the late Dan and Catherine, brother of the late John D, Donie, Jerome and Mary. Deeply regretted by his Bishop James Conley, priests of the Lincoln Diocese, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great- grandnephew Colin, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest In Peace.

Lying in repose at his residence. Rosary on this (Tuesday) evening at 8pm. Removal on tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Concelebrated Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Eily’s Report – 17th January

Dia is mhuire diobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

This week we welcome the return of the annual Machinery Show.  It will be held all indoors at the Green Glens Arena.

Running for two days Wednesday and Thursday. With entries coming from all parts of the Country.

The  community is well returned back to normal following the Christmas break. Many of our voluntary bodies holding their AGMs in preparation for the year ahead.

Millstreet Community Council will hold their AGM at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday January 31st.

Town Park AGM, Fri. January 27th at the Canon O’Donovan Centre. Both meetings starting  at 8.

A very successful Table Quiz was held by the Coursing Club at Corkerys Bar on Friday night. The Community Council provided a team.  And a great night was had by all.

On Friday night next a Table Quiz will be held at the Bush Bar, organised by the Transition year Students of the CommunitySchool to raise funds to send two students, namely Ciara FitzGerald and Katie Crowley to India  with the Hope Foundation  in March. Please give them your best support. Continue reading “Eily’s Report – 17th January”

Recent Millstreet Winter Wonderland

The past week brought some splendid snowy scenes with Clara Mountain clothed in white and a full moon making night temperatures fall significantly. These scenes were all taken from Mount Leader Estate, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Parish Newsletter – 15th January, 2017

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 15th January, 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:

RECENT DEATHS: Eileen Hooley, Cork; John (Jack) Hickey, Doon, Kiskeam & California

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 14th
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Joan Duggan, West End
Sunday 15th January:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Peggie Horgan, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Timmy O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy & Denis, Kathleen & Pat Joe Murphy, Coolinarne
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Willie Murphy, Kilbrin

Anniversaries: John Desmond, Liscahane; Hannah Mary Kelleher, The Bridge; Margaret Duggan, West End; May O’Sullivan, Minor Row; Jackie Murphy, Tanyard; Con D. Kelleher, Aubane; John Healy, Aubane; Maureen O’Donoghue, Knockduff; Michael Corbett, Knocknageeha; Mary, James & the deceased members of the Hickey Family, Derragh; Margaret Murphy, Lisnaboy; Josie McCarthy, Dunmanway; Kitty McSweeney, Rathcoole; Davy Fleming, London & Cullen;  Continue reading “Parish Newsletter – 15th January, 2017”

Millstreet Vintage Club-Cars,Coffee and Chat on Tommorrow Sunday at 11am.

Millstreet-Vintage Club will host their first Event of 2017 at the Aroma Cafe in Millstreet on this coming Sunday Morning, The Club are holding a Cars,Coffee and Chat Morning with all Vintage,Classic & Retro cars welcome on the day. Come along if your free tommorrow Sunday January 15th to the Aroma Cafe at 11 am, Contact 086-8545873 for more details. New Members always Welcome to join the Club.

Johnny Cash Fundraising Event at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar Kilcorney

The Man in Black

Johnny Cash.

A special Johnny Cash night

 will be held

 at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar

 Friday 20th January 2017

 beginning at 8.00pm 


Special Guests

 who will perform

 the best known Johnny Cash songs. 

 Excellent Prizes for

  • The Best Johnny Cash performance
  • The Best June Carter Performance
  • The Winners of the Johnny Cash Table Quiz.
  • Everyone must wear something black on the night. 

All proceeds in aid of

Cancer Connect.

We thank Donie Howard for this important notice.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday – Skibbereen Cathedral

We thank Radio Presenter, John Greene, for the following much appreciated advance notice regarding this coming Sunday’s “Where the Road Takes Me” programme on C103.  (S.R.)

After careful thought and consultation between both clergy and members of the local parish council, it was decided that funds from a bequest should be channelled into the publication of a visitor’s guide booklet for Skibbereen Cathedral. On Sunday January 22nd next, the booklet will be launched by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Charles Browne.

This week on ‘Where The Road Takes Me’, John Greene travels to the West Cork town to get the history of this historic and beautiful building which gained Pro-Cathedral status in 1850, and full Cathedral status in 1951.

Fr. Chris o’Donovan explains the set-up of a Cathedral parish – this particular one whose roots go back to St. Fachtna in the 6th century.

We meet Philip o’Regan, who along with Gerald O’Brien co-wrote the guide booklet for the Cathedral.

Pat Cleary fills us in on the amazing story of the sun-dial which was found during outside excavations in August of 1952.

And…………… Continue reading ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday – Skibbereen Cathedral”

Great Interest in Local Projects at BT Scientist Competition

Nora O’Sullivan, Gary O’Donovan & Eibhlís Kelleher at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017. Their project is titled “A Statistical Investigation into the Sodium Chloride Content of Ration”. They are pictured below with Micheál Martin TD (Opposition Leader & Leader of Fianna Fáil), Michael Creed TD (Minister for Agriculture), Aindrias Moynihan TD & John Halligan TD (Minister of State for Skills).
Also included in two of the photos is Marguerite Kelleher (Gary’s aunt).
We thank Nora O’Sullivan who kindly forwarded the following four images from the Competition Centre in Dublin.  Many thanks also for the caption above.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Community School at BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin

We thank Fr. James McSweeney (who is Chaplain at Bantry Community College) for this superb selection of images from BT Young Scientist Competition at the RDS in Dublin at which Millstreet Community School has no less than a hugely impressive five most interesting Projects coordinated by wonderfully enthusiastic Students and inspiring Teachers. Click on the various pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Jennifer Linehan, Fionan Buckley and Grace O’Connor with their project “What Olympic sport is most suitable for me?”
Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher with their project
“The correlation between success in an Olympic sport and participation in that sport following the Olympics.”
Neil Flahive and Aidan Murphy with their project
“What are the ideal weather conditions for high scoring in GAA?”
Nora O’Sullivan, Eibhlís Kelleher and Gary O’Donovan with their project
“A statistical investigation into the sodium chloride content of ration.”
Ciara Fitzgerald, Katie Crowley and Emma Kelleher with their project
“Epileptic or Drunk?” An awareness campaign to highlight symptoms of epilepsy.

And we share further images from the superb annual event.  We also thank Fr. James for the captions to the various pictures.   We extend our sincere congratulations to All for such huge participation at such a prestigious event.  Every success. Continue reading “Millstreet Community School at BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin”

Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me?

Jennifer Linehan, Fionan Buckley and Grace O’Connor from Millstreet Community School with their project entitled “Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me ?” at this Years BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition [from the IT]

In a separate article, the project of Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher was profiled:

“… Equally topical, and timely, is the project by three students from Millstreet Community School, in Cork. Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher were all inspired to take up sport by women role models, although that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for the men, too.

Their project – the correlation between success in an Olympic sport and participation in that sport following the Olympics – focused on the O’Donovan brothers, Gary and Paul, who now famously won Olympic silver in rowing in last August. Continue reading “Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me?”