Death Notice: Johnie Sheehan, Knockbrack

Sheehan (Banteer) on April 24th 2018 peacefully at his home in Knockbrack surrounded by his loving family. Johnie, beloved husband of the late Abina (née Abbey Healy, Church St.) adored father of Catherine, Tim, Niall, John and Myra and brother of the late Tadgh. Deeply regretted by his loving family sister Eileen (Mullane, Bweeng) brother Billy, adored grand children Jack, Aileen and Pat, daughter-in-law Kathleen, Myra’s partner Timmy, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews. nieces, relataves and friends.
Reposing in McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer on this Wednesday evening from 6.30 followed by removal at 8 o’clock to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. May he rest in peace. [1]

Looking for relatives of Timothy Foley

I am looking for relatives of TIMOTHY FOLEY who lived in the Millstreet area. He was born at Doon (Doonasleen) on the 17 July 1902. I recall being told his daughter played cards at Marion’s Bar (McCarthy’s Bar) some 12 or 14 years ago. I myself am from Doon trying to help a relative of the Foleys in Idaho USA. Like to know where Foleys are buried. I suspect the old cementery Cullen. She is visiting Ireland in August, and any help is welcome. I live in New York. Would like to hear from you. <email> [read more …] “Looking for relatives of Timothy Foley”

Eily’s Report – 24th April

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome.

I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather over the weekend. It’s lovely to see cows out in some fields, while others were able to cut the precious grass and bring it in to feed their stock. It is amazing what can be achieved in time of crisis.  Retrieving the lush growth from around Cork Airport was certainly a first, and only goes to show the amount of  feed that has been lost and wasted over the years.

But first things first. I want to send good wishes to a host of people today. A Very Happy 104th birthday to the sprightly Julia Murphy, Ballydaly. A Grand party was held in her honour at the Canon O Donovan Centre last week where she read her greetings cards without glasses.  And still with Ballydaly, Jerry Lehane and his lovely wife Marie  are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. While mé féin and the renowned Joanne O’Riordan, celebrate our birthdays every year on April 24th.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 24th April”

Late Sylvester O’Donoghue, Muckross, Killarney – Appreciation

On the sad death of Margaret’s brother – Sylvester O’Donoghue  of Muckross, Killarney [1]–  Tidgie and Margaret O’Sullivan, Rathduane would like to thank all those who attended the Funeral, Mass and Burial. We thank all those who called to our house to sympathise with us and we thank all those who travelled long journeys.   A special thank you to those who sent Mass Cards, Certificates of Condolence and Letters of Sympathy.  Your kindness is greatly appreciated by us.  Mass has been offered for your intentions.

Death Notice: Johnny Hickey, Shanaknuck

The death has occurred on Saturday 21st April 2018 of John (Johnny) HICKEY, Shanaknuck, Millstreet, Cork. After an illness borne with courage and patience. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen, father of the late Kevin, much loved brother of Ted, Joe, Sheila, Kathleen. Sadly missed by brothers, sisters, partner Ann, nephews, nieces, relatives, many friends especially his close neighbours Eileen, Mary, Mattie and Michael.
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Monday from 6.30pm, followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 8.30pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Rest in peace [1]  [2]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Johnny Hickey, Shanaknuck”

“Where the Road Takes Me” Visits Bantry – C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s C103 programme at 7pm.  (S.R.)

This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene examines people and
events that have shaped the town of Bantry during the 20th century.

* There’s William Martin Murphy for instance – His tangle with
union leader Jim Larkin during the Dublin Lock-out, overshadowed his
achievements back in Bantry.

* The Bantry GP who has eliminated men’s favourite excuse for not
going to a doctor.

* How the town got back on its’ feet after the Whiddy Island
disaster of 1979

AND….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Visits Bantry – C103 at 7 This Evening”

Parish Newsletter – 22nd April, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Easter – 22nd April, 2018
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:

Saturday 21st April:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Eileen Collins, Clara Road
Sunday 22nd April:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. John Guerin, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Matthew Bradley, Knocknagurrane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Flor & Nannie O’Donoghue, Lackabawn

ANNIVERSARIES: Victor O’Hare, Cloghoulamore; Patrick Murphy, Cloghoulabeg; Jeremiah & Bridget O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg; Fintan Kiely, Macroom Road.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 22nd April, 2018”

Wear Your Waste! Fashion Design and Show

The Wear Your Waste event is fast approaching and there have been a great variety of entries from local national schools. Pupils, with the support of their teachers and parents have obviously been very busy. 1st years students at Millstreet Community School have also been hard at work with the guidance of the TY group organising the event and Mr Barry Fraser, their Art teacher.

As mentioned on the poster, Wear Your Waste falls within ‘Fashion Revolution Week’. This is a movement that is encouraging us all to think and ask questions about whether the people in countries far away who make many of our clothes do so in safe and ethical conditions: #whomademyclothes

It promises to be a great event, with lots of colour and creativity on display. Admission is free. There will be a raffle on the night. Separate prizes will be awarded for the first and second best entrants from the national schools and the Community School. Everyone is welcome attend. [ref]

Memory of the late Wonderful Big Tom McBride & Rose

William & Ita Fitzgerald with Big Tom McBride following an LTV2 interview at the Hazel Tree near Mallow in Oct. 2009. We had just presented a portrait of Tubrid Holy Well to gentleman supreme Tom. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the McBride Family on the recent passing to their Eternal Reward of Tom (this week) and of his beloved wife, Rose (eleven weeks ago)…Ar dheis Dé go raibh a nanamacha dílse. Through their lifelong Friend, Michael Commins who broadcast a three-hour radio tribute programme on Wednesday on Midwest Radio – William, Ita and I got to meet and to record Tom and Rose (who were always so very welcoming and so very sincere) on a number of occasions. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Memory of the late Wonderful Big Tom McBride & Rose”

Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Wednesday

We were delighted to record three wonderful Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre today.  Coordinator Mary Feeley introduced us to Julia Murphy who is celebrating her 104th Birthday and who sang for us all a beautiful rendition of “My Donegal Shore” without even having to use glasses when referring to the words of the song!  Joining Julia was Kathleen Moynihan and Peg Tarrant.   A very Happy Birthday to all three splendid ladies.   Adding to the occasion there was a superb musical presentation by pupils from Presentation N.S., Millstreet.   A cheque of €500.00 was also presented to the Centre by the Pupils and Teacher Nora Murphy as the result of a recent Bake Cake Sale at the School.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Wednesday”

Presentation N.S. Open Day

Dear Parent / Guardian, we invite you and your child to visit our school on May 16th from 10am – 11am to give you the opportunity to become familiar with our school building and to meet with some of the staff of Presentation N.S. While the children play and interact with fellow peers enrolled for Junior Infants, we will have a brief chat with all the parents to help you prepare for the transition from playschool to primary school. We are looking forward to meeting you. [Enrolment Form][ref]

Eily’s Report 17th April 2018

Dia is Mhuire  diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

It is indeed heartening to see that in spite of wind and weather, we still have people who are determined to press on and bring help where help is needed, be it in the form of fodder for animals or ways of cheering people up in these trying times.

The Trad Fest which was held at the weekend was wonderful and varied. Little children got up early on Friday morning and travelled to Cork where they sang their little hearts out and came second in their category, much to the delight of their families and  they danced in our GAA Hall again with great success, next morning. Up to 90 sets in all entered the competition, and there was a capacity crowd at Wallis Arms that night for a Gala Concert. There was something for everyone.

Other than that there were pockets of music in the bars in town. And the Feile Ceol which was held at the Community School on Sunday brought a wonderful weekend to a close. Bringing Children out brings parents out and there was a wonderful atmosphere of enjoyment throughout. Well done to the hard working organisers.

And there’s a children’s Festival on April 28th.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report 17th April 2018”

Death Notice: Kitty O’Shea, late of Church Street

The death has occurred of CATHERINE (Kitty) O’SHEA, 5 Emmet Court, Clonakilty, Cork / Douglas, Cork.
O’SHEA (Clonakilty, late of Millstreet and Douglas, Cork): On April 14th 2018 peacefully in the exceptional care of all the staff at Bushmount Nursing Home. CATHERINE (Kitty), 5 Emmet Court, Clonakilty. Deeply regretted by her sister Mary, brother-in-law Jim (U.S.A.) Barry, Tom and Peadar and the Kirby Families to whom she devoted herself selflessly with great love throughout her life.
Reposing at her residence on Sunday April 15th 2018 from 6pm followed by Rosary at 9pm. Reception into Clonakilty Parish Church at 11am on Monday, April 16th 2018 followed by Requiem Mass at 11.30am. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clonakilty. Rest In Peace.[1] [read more …] “Death Notice: Kitty O’Shea, late of Church Street”

Magnificent Rainbow Over Millstreet Town Park This Evening

We were fortunate to record a truly magnificent Rainbow over Millstreet Town Park at 5.30 this evening (Sunday, 15th April 2018).  It looked like the end of the rainbow … with its pot of gold … appeared to be over the Pitch-and-Putt Course!  Even the walkers in the Park at the time never felt closer to a rainbow.   But when you come to think about it – the recent wonderfully upgraded Pitch-and-Putt Course must be gold to its many Loyal Players.  Here we share four images of this evening’s “rainbow magic”.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Rainbow Over Millstreet Town Park This Evening”

“Where The Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening

Many thanks to Presenter, John Greene, for providing us with advance information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week on “Where the road takes me”,  John Greene brings you the 3rd and final programme on the sinking of passenger ship Lusitania off the Old Head of Kinsale on May 7th 1915.

This week……

* We pay a visit to Cobh to look at the role played by local Cunard
official Jerome Murphy and the people of the town, in the aftermath of the

* We conclude the poignant story of one Cork passenger – Julia
o’Neill from Rosscarbery. [read more …] ““Where The Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run on next Sunday April 15th (Tractor Run has been Postponed due to Weather Conditions)

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run which was to be held Tommorrow Sunday April 15th has been postponed due to the Weather Conditions,it will be re-scheduled at a later Date, we will inform people on the new date once we have it set,sorry for any inconvenience caused.



Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on next Sunday April 15th.
Sign on at the Wallis Arms in Millstreet from 11am with take off at 12.30 pm Sharp,Nice Scenic Route planned with the Run returning back to Millstreet for the Finish. 
All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part, for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332.