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.

Parish Newsletter – 15th April 2018

Third Sunday of Easter – 15th April, 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, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Arthur Moynihan, Headford

Saturday 14th April:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. William O’Leary, Dromnahilla
Sunday 15th April:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Fr. Tim Buckley, Caherbarnagh & England
Cullen 10.15 a.m.
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Breda O’Leary, The Square

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Noel & Bart Keating, Murphy’s Terrace; Anthony & Sr. Margaret Manley, The Square; Patrick O’Donnell, Liscahane; Patrick O’Donoghue, Aubane; Imelda Collins, Tralee; Breeda Kelleher, Clara Road & Knocknagree; Michael & Frank O’Riordan, Knocknagree; Vera Moylan, Minor Row & Shannon.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 15th April 2018”

Feis Maitiú: April 13th

Our School Choir (2nd- 6th) will compete tomorrow Friday 13th in the Feis Maitiú Competition. This is the first time our school will participate in this event and we look forward to watching our girls perform on stage at 10am in Fr. Matthew Hall, Cork.  Below we share recordings of the two songs the choir will perform. If you would like to send messages of good luck or praise, please leave a comment on the School Website[fb]

Update: The girls finished second … congrats to all … details again on the School website here.

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

Radio Treasures tonight (Tuesday, 10th April 2018) on air – including special features and updates at 10pm – from 9:30 until 11pm on (S.R.)  Our 10pm Feature includes a special interview with two of the Coordinators of the Butter Road Food Trail – Máire Ní Mhurchú and John F. Kelleher.   We recall the very successful Divine Mercy Sunday ceremony in Millstreet…The Organisers of that special annual event wish to express sincere thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to the many Priests who heard Confessions at the ceremony….. and we feature the very best of music and song including tonight Maria Callas.  Below we share a selection of images about which we shall chat on tonight’s Radio Show. [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday”

Eily’s Report – 10th April

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

I was very pleased to have been part of the very prestigious launch of the Beara Breifni Way Heritage Stamps, which was held at the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon at the weekend. It was attended by over two hundred people  some from the very source of this epic development, Castletownbere itself, and many places in between. Including Michael and Marian O’Sullivan, Eileen O’Riordan and family, agus mé féin representing Millstreet.

The master of ceremonies was the well-known Deirdre Purcell, author and RTE presenter. There was an excellent line-out of speakers during the  day long event, and the final speaker was the Minister for Rural and Community Development Mr. Michael Ring TD who performed the official launch.

The launch marks another step forward in what is now being regarded as the Irish Camino Way. And the Great Jim O’Sullivan from Castletownbere can be thanked for starting its development from humble beginnings almost twenty years ago.  And he was highly commended for his work at the launch. Further information about the placing of the stamps will be given in due course.

A Community Council Meeting will be held tonight starting at 8.30 at the Wallis Arms Hotel.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 10th April”

Full hall for primary school quiz

Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association held their annual school quiz fundraiser on the Friday of the Easter holidays in Millstreet GAA Hall. The hall was packed with lots of tables from both the Millstreet schools as well as lots of tables from schools from the surrounding areas. Further details and photos on the Presentation N.S. website

Pat Shortt – ‘How’s Tings!’

Following a string of sold out shows in Macroom over the last number of years the one and only Pat Shortt returns to Macroom on May 5th with ‘How’s Tings?’,the hit show which has been selling out all over Ireland and the UK!

In a night of music and mayhem, Ireland’s most popular comedian explores all sorts of tings. Big tings and little tings. Personal tings and tings that are not so personal. Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish. In Shortt, it’s a funny show about tings!

Riverside Park Hotel, Saturday 5th May at 8:00pm – Tickets €28 available online at or by calling 087 1663395.  [read more …] “Pat Shortt – ‘How’s Tings!’”

Leo Murphy’s Wonderful Surprise 80th Birthday Party on Saturday

We were privileged to be present on Sat. 7th April 2018 for the superbly organized Surprise Birthday Party at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet of Leo Murphy of Boherbue and formerly of Pound Hill, Millstreet.  Leo was accompanied by his wife, Eileen and was joined by his sister Mary (who presented one of her exquisite paintings to Leo), brothers Brendan and Christopher.   Leo’s sister, Lal, had another family celebratory occasion on the very same evening.  Leo’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren created a wonderful atmosphere and were present when Leo blew out the candles of his 80th Birthday Cake.  Musician Joe Guerin added greatly to the occasion when the dance floor was constantly full with talented dancers.   We also get to meet the youngest child present at the Birthday Party.  Photographer Noreen Fitzgerald  captured some splendid family groups before the meal. Here we share some 9 images which we recorded at the most enjoyable occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Leo Murphy’s Wonderful Surprise 80th Birthday Party on Saturday”