Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
The howling winds and driving rains, which have continued all day are still are at work outside as I settle down to write my last report before Christmas. And pray that all will be safe.
This is my last chance to remind you, to please shop at home. Please give our local stores and services one last push, to help them to survive into 2019 against all the pressures of on-line shopping and big department stores.
The good work in aid of the needy goes on. And ‘Work’ parties are the order of the day as the days wear down to the wonderful festival of Christmas.
The Lighthouse have a music night this Friday, in the Square. They have a trad group, singer, pianist, and others already coming, but the more the merrier. Everyone welcome to come and join in or just enjoy the music.
Kilcorney Social Centre Group at Christmas night out in the Auld Triangle Macroom. From left: Catherine Buckley, Danny Sheehan, Sharon Bailey, Deirdre O’Shea, Niall Buckley, Matthew O’Riordan, Tim Leader, Donie Howard, Pat Sheehan, Denis O’Riordan and Pat Golden. We thank Donie Howard for the picture and caption.Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Martin Lawlor, of Manchester and Tralee, Claramore, Millstreet, Cork. Passed away unexpectedly, beloved husband of Helen (neé Murphy, West End, Millstreet), wonderful father of Jennifer, Samuel and Rebecca, much loved son of Noreen and Jerry, loving brother of John, Diarmuid and Susan, brother in law of Maria and Marguerite, mother in law Teresa, sister in law Sheila, all his many aunts and uncles, his very valued work colleagues in Forensic and Rehabilitation Psychiatry and ‘State of Mind Ireland’, relatives,friends and neighbours.
Lying in repose at his residence at Claramore, Millstreet on Monday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Reception into St Patrick’s Church Millstreet on Tuesday for 12 noon Mass and burial afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]
A Great Night was had last Night at The Pub in Carriganima where Millstreet Vintage Club Members made a Presentation to CART Carriganima of €1245 proceeds from the Charity Tractor Run the Club ran last Sept to go towards there Area Rural Bus Service,the Club are delighted to be associated with such a worthy Cause and look forward to doing it all again in 2019 with Sept 15th being the date pencilled in for the 2019 CART Tractor Run,many thanks to CART Carriganima and the Pub Carriganima for the Hospitality that we got last Night in Carriganima and we look forward to working with this great Group again in 2019.
Thank you to everyone who supported the bake sale that took place tonight (Saturday 15th Dec) in Millstreet Parish Centre. It was part of the fundraising efforts of the four 5th year students (Caoimhe O’Leary, Sarah Bourke, Michelle O’Riordan and Emma Brady) from Millstreet Community School who will be going to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers at Easter 2019.
PARISH NEWSLETTER BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – 16th December, 2018 CANON JOHN FITZGERALD P.P. TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948 EMAIL: <email>DIOCESEOFKERRY.IE PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS: MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Yourprayers 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:
MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEKEND: Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Margaret Reen, Main Street Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Denis & Katty Kiely, Ballydaly Cullen 10.15 a.m. Jerry O’Leary, Mologhroe Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Tom & the deceased members of the Cronin Family, Coolinarne
ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Buicke, Murphy’s Terrace; Patrick M. O’Sullivan, Minor Row; Kit & Ted Radley, Minor Row; Neily & Denis Collins, Drishane Road; Daniel O’Connell, West End; Margaret & Denis Kelleher, Claraghatlea; Noel Hartnett, Clara Road; Michael O’Riordan, Tullig; Daniel & Mary O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg; Timmy Keane, Coolikerane; Eileen Heelan, Cullen; Jack Murphy, Cahirdowney; Julia Sheehan; Sr. Eileen O’Donoghue, Cahirbarnagh & England. [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 16th December, 2018”
We were recently asked to note that the local Gardaí have been issuing fines and penalty points for people turning their car at West End at the junction by Herlihy’s Centra to go back up town. The reason for the fine being that when you are turning, you are crossing a solid white line which extends for 20m back the Clara Road (the solid white line is highlighted in the photo below). We wonder if many people have been penalised for this, something that has been normal behaviour, and has been seen as the safest place to turn the car on that side of town?
Christmas Panto 2018 “Where’s Santa?” at The Riverside Park Hotel is brand new, fresh and exciting. It is action packed with a cast of over 100. Santa has been kidnapped in Macroom and Mrs Claus and her chief Elf, Rudy are urgently in need of assistance. She sends her helpers Tinkerbelle and Tingle to Macroom from the North Pole to ask Santa’s good friends Nonie and Donie to find Santa before Christmas so that he can deliver the toys to the boys and girls Christmas eve. The task is not as easy as they thought as they discover that Scroogie and Moochie are behaving vey suspiciously and may be involved in the disappearance of Santa.
“Where’s Santa?” includes Christmas songs performed by the Children as well as other well known melodies to be enjoyed by all.
The Panto runs on the following dates: 2.30pm Sun 16th / 7.30pm Fri 21st / 2.30pm Sat. See below for further details:
A Bake Sale will take on Saturday 15th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after 6.30pm Mass.
Caoimhe O’Leary, Emma Brady, Michelle O’Riordan and Sarah Bourke are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School. They will be joining the IHCPT pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week at Easter 2019. They follow in a long line of students who have travelled as helpers for the Easter Pilgrimage and who have all come back with glowing reports about the experience.
As in previous years, fundraising events will be held to help cover the flight and accommodation costs for their week in Lourdes (€670/person). The Bake Sale is the first of these. Your support is appreciated.
O’Riordan, Main Street, Carrigtwohill and late of Millstreet, On December 11th, 2018, Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Kathleen, (nee Riordan). Sister of the late Jack, William and Daniel. Dearly beloved wife of Eddie, loving mother of Anne, Catherine and Edward. Loving Nan of Emma, Sharon, Niall, Charlene, Michael and Leanne. Great Nana of Addisyn. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, also her sister Phil Humphries, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, partners, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing at O’Farrell’s Funeral Home, Riverside Way, Midleton on Thursday 13th from 5.30 p.m. with Removal at 7.30 p.m. to St. Mary’s Church, Carrigtwohill. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11.30 a.m. followed by burial in St.. Mary’s Cemetery, Carrigtwohill. May Kathleen Rest In Peace. [RIP]
On this Friday night (14th Dec. 2018) at 8.15 in Millstreet Day Care Centre Frances Curtin of Dromagh will share her wonderful selection of favourite Christmas songs and music. Apologies that we cannot send text reminders to our regular attendees for this month’s meeting as the group texting service has not been available for the past several days. All are very welcome to our Christmas Presentation by Frances. Below we feature two images from the December programme recently presented by Joe and Joan Kennelly of Inniscarra and Millstreet at Boherbue’s Music Room. Frances Curtin is pictured first from left in the group picture. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Presentation of the Proceeds from the Recent Tractor Run for CART organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will be held at the Pub in Carriganima on next Saturday Night December 15th at 9pm Refreshments will be served,Everybody Welcome.
Mary Kate Murphy is holding a Christmas jumper day/night at The Pub Carriganima on Dec 16th in aid of Cork Simon Community. Please come and support. Santa will also be joining.
Santa Claus is making his annual appearance at The Pub in Carriganima on next Sunday Dec 16th at 3pm.This year he is arriving on a Buffalo so why not come along to Carriganima on next Sunday to meet the great Man himself. He is looking forward to meeting Everybody on the day.
O’Flynn Medical is seeking an operative for its Decontamination unit. – this is a short term, fixed term contract position with 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@example.com> only.
It is indeed a very real source of encouragement to initiate a regular feature from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives when we hear such uplifting comments from many people including Seán Barrett who enjoy our featuring of Pictures from the Past that we should consider delving into our Archive on a regular basis. And, yes, this is what we hope to do as we gradually approach a New Year. Thanks to Myra at the Museum we have digitalised several thousand photos ranging back decades which will be available to this and future generations. To begin our regular feature we firstly caption the image we recently shared:
Sincere congratulations to Millstreet Community School for having no less than an amazing Six Projects accepted in the upcoming BT Young Scientist Exhibition at Dublin’s RDS in early January 2019. As has been the impressive practice over the years of Millstreet Community Council to support the participating Students in this prestigious event a cheque of €500.00 was presented this morning (Wednesday, 12th Dec. 2018) at the School. Here we share a series of images from the uplifting occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Hi there all, My child is in Millstreet National School. I wanted to know if anyone has a snowman costume to borrow for a day (next Wednesday the 19th)? Age 7-8 years, or if anyone is selling I would gladly pay. Please advise me, thanks, Khuram.
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
The year flies by and then when December comes it feels as long as the whole of the past year put together for little children checking the special calendar, where they open a door every day and wish the days would go a lot faster. Very often its a way for the parents too to check on the passage of time, but unlike the little ones their days go too fast as they try to remain abreast of all that has to be done before Santa comes.
The turning on of our Christmas lights in the town square on Friday night was a wonderful occasion. The design was in total contrast to that of former years. The plain white snowdrop decorations, coupled with the delicate blue lights on the street trees, worked very well. The blustery weather calmed down just on time for the Pipe Band to do their part and the Community Singers gave recitals both at the opening and the closing of the ceremony. A very large crowd braved the cold to bring out the children and there was a real carnival atmosphere with people from many lands joining the fun as well as Santa Claus.
Beloved husband of Angela (nee McCarthy), loving father of Paul and Alan and much loved grand-dad of Zoey, Emma and Fitz-Maurice. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by his family, daughters-in-law Cathy and Eileen, sisters Maura and Siobhán, brother-in-law Noel Murphy, niece Joanne, nephews Timothy and Liam and the Fleming family, relatives, neighbours and many great friends. May He Rest In Peace.
Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Wednesday evening from 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm, followed by Removal to the Church Of Christ, Prince Of Peace, Fossa, Killarney. Requiem Mass on Thursday morning at 11.00am, burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.