Final Day of Phenomenal GoFundMe Project for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website

As we reach our final day (Tuesday, 4th Aug. 2020) of the GoFundMe fundraising project in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website we are so totally amazed at the superb generosity of so many wonderfully kind Supporters locally, nationally and internationally.  Presently with fees deducted our total in the GoFundMe Project is €4879.59.  The phenomenal response far exceeds our expectations and will truly afford us the opportunity to maintain and, above all, to further develop our services. In addition to our GoFundMe campaign further generous Supporters have sent donations by post and also delivered by hand. We shall share on our website the final amount donated on this coming Thursday. While we have sent a personal thank you message to all our GoFundMe Contributors we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has so very kindly responded to this annual appeal for the Museum and Website. Sincerely – Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website Team Member. [read more …] “Final Day of Phenomenal GoFundMe Project for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 2nd August 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

There’s a mixed bag of subjects and a lot of miles to cover on this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, as John Greene goes in search of interesting stories and the people behind them.

In Churchtown we look back at the lives of legendary horse trainer Vincent O’Brien and poet Seán Mac Giolla Mear.

After his sister and father died young, Hubie Hurley from Farnanes, tells us how his wonderful mother, managed,  with just ten shillings a week, to make skilled and artistic tradesmen and a nurse out of her three sons and  daughter.

Once a stately home on beautiful lands, Ryecourt House near Crookstown was one of three local houses burned during the ‘troubles’ in June of 1921.  We pay a visit to Rosaleen Tonson-Rye who still lives on the grounds.


                       A native of Toames in Kilmichael, Canon Humphrey o’Mahony joins us from Scotland to talk about the dissolution of the monasteries in Ireland, and how Kilcrea Abbey in Farnanes was one of the largest to fall foul of Cromwell and his Henchmen’s murderous plans. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 2nd August 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 2nd August 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We hear about Saturday’s First Wedding in Millstreet since February.   We discover the story behind the splendid new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain.  This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderful newspaper promotion regarding our weekly broadcast shared in the “Corkman” by Correspondent and Photographer supreme – John Tarrant.

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Niamh McSweeney, Killarney and Flintfield, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Niamh Mc Sweeney
Killarney, Co. Kerry / Millstreet, Co. Cork

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family and in the wonderful care of the Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry. Beloved wife of James (Jamie) and proud and loving mother of Killian, Fionn and Oisín. Dearly loved daughter of the late Vincent (Flintfield House) and Noreen and wonderful sister of Deirdre. Very sadly missed by her loving family, parents-in-law Jane and James, brothers-in-law John and Jordan, sister-in-law Mary, nephews and niece John, Alan, Leah and Kyle, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, neighbours and her many good friends, especially those who supported her throughout her long illness.   A private family funeral has taken place for Niamh. If you wish to offer your condolences online, please click on this link.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 2nd August 2020

EIGHteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 2ND aUGUST, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet
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: John Kelleher, Mountleader. 

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 1st August:                         

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Denis Healy, Tullig

Sunday 2nd August:                   

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. John & Bridget Murphy, Ballydaly,

their daughter Breeda Trend & her husband  Michael.    

Cullen      10.15 a.m.             Peg O’Mahony, Knocknageeha, her daughters

Theresa Twomey, Rathcoole & Marian Finnerty,

Castleknock and her son-in-law Francis Higgins, Newmarket.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Michael O’Sullivan, Rathduane.      

Anniversaries:       Dan Joe Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Philip O’Shea, Murphys’ Terrace; Liam Barry, Lackabawn; Jeremiah, Margaret & Mary Dennehy, Mountleader; Dan Casey, Carrigacooleen; Jer Lane, Ballinatona; Danny & the deceased members of the Healy Family, Keim; Humphrey O’Donoghue, Aubane; John Tarrant, Liscreagh; Donagh Hickey, Eagloune; Mary Walsh, Knocknageeha; Paudie O’Keeffe, Cullen; Gavin Tarrant, Rathcoole; William & Julia O’Riordan, Laught; Bill Crowley, Coole & Cork.  [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 2nd August 2020”

Dick Dineen, Macroom and Kilcorney

The death has occurred of Richard (Dick) Dineen, New Street, Macroom, Cork / Kilcorney, Cork

Dineen (New Street, Macroom and formerly of Ivale, Kilcorney): On July 31, 2020, at C.U.H, RICHARD (Dick), beloved husband of Katie (nee Madigan), dear father of Kathleen, Tony and Margaret (Healy) and brother of the late Angie (Buckley) and Peggy (Foley). Deeply regretted by his loving wife, family, brother Mikey (Millstreet), daughter-in-law Fionnuala, son-in-law Conor, sister-in-law Margaret, grandchildren Orla, Tony, Niamh, Éabha, Laura, Ciara and Sophie, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Dicks’s Funeral Mass will be available on on Sunday at 2pm. A private funeral will take pace due to government advice regarding public gatherings. Those who would have liked to attend the Funeral but due to current restrictions cannot, please leave a personal message on the RIP Condolence Page. Family flowers only please. May he rest in peace.

ATM Now Fully in Operation

UPDATE: ATM is now fully operational.

Please note that we have just now been alerted (Sat. 1st Aug. 2020) to the fact that when Customers arriving at AIB’s  ATM in Church Street, Millstreet and inserting their Bank Card- their Bank Cards are Not Being Returned.  The Bank is not scheduled to reopen until Tuesday.   We shall publish an update if we are alerted to the fact that the problem is solvedUPDATE:   The ATM is now fully closed. We thank the very kind Mary of “Guys & Dolls” who made contact with us.  (S.R.)

Cleaning Staff Vacancies at Millstreet Community School

The Board of Management of Millstreet Community School invites applications for two vacant
positions on the cleaning staff of the school:
1. Fixed-term contract of 33 hours per week until 4th June 2021 payable at Department of
Education and Skills rates. The successful candidate will be required to work full days
(10.00am-5.00pm) Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri and 10.00am-3.00pm on Wednesday)
2. Fixed-term contract of 12.5 hours per week until 4
th June 2021, payable at Department of
Education and Skills rates. The successful candidate will be required to work mornings
(10.00am -12.30pm) Monday to Friday.
A letter of application, along with current CV and references, should submitted by email only to The
Secretary, Board of Management, at vacancies by 12pm on Friday,
August 7th 2020. Late applications and hard copies of applications will not be accepted. Please
indicate clearly which position you are applying for. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, August 11th 2020.
Appointments will be subject to reference checks and Garda Vetting. Shortlisting may apply and only
those shortlisted will be contacted. The Board of Management of Millstreet Community School is an
equal opportunities employer.

Museum & Website Online Fundraising Ends on Tuesday

Before we end our Go Fund Me Project on this coming Tuesday, 4th August 2020 we extend sincere thanks for the absolutely amazing generous response we have received for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website over the past few days. In addition to donations received by post and by hand which have amounted to €450.00  our Go Fund Me fundraising has by this Friday, 31st July 2020 reached a hugely impressive €4, 175.00. We shall on this coming Wednesday publish the final amount received. Such an outstandingly generous response from home and abroad will allow us to now update our older well worn recording equipment and will also permit us to explore the availability of podcasts of current and historic audio recordings. Upgrading of software to share video and audio recordings and broadcasts will now also become a possible reality. Although a personal thank you has been sent to all who have contributed we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has in any way been so very supportive in this year’s fundraising Project for the Museum and Website. It is truly appreciated. The accompanying very kind comments received with different donations are also a wonderful source of encouragement. Keep safe and well All. Míle buíochas….Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum & Website Team Member.

Clara Road with Time Capsule Platform
Clara Mountain as viewed from Drishane in August 2019.

Millstreet Pitch and Putt Club’s Next Competition

Millstreet Pitch and Putt Club

The next competition will be a “3 ball scramble” open to all adult and juvenile members. If interested please send your name to 086 8510423 before 6 pm on Sunday 9 August. Teams of 3 players of mixed ability will be drawn and entrants will be informed via text. Competitors can play anytime during the following week up to 8pm on Sunday 16 August, 2020.

We thank Pat Breen for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Pony trekking in Millstreet

I wish to offer pony trekking in Millstreet. I can cater for groups of up to 3. I am fully Garda vetted. Any bookings can be made through the link below on Airbnb experiences.
I can also offer Livery for anyone with a pony or horse with access to modern stabling, a grass jumping arena, turn out paddocks and quite roads for hacking.
Any queries call Neil on 087-2727759

Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre and 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 Monday-Friday 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. 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>


John Kelleher, Mountleader

The death has occurred of John Kelleher, Mountleader, Millstreet, Co. Cork. (Former Ambulance Driver). Peacefully in the presence of his family and in the excellent care of the Matron and staff of Millstreet Community Hospital. Sadly missed by his wife Margaret, children Anna, Jim and Mark. Predeceased by his son John. Sadly missed by his son-in-law John Sheahan, daughter-in-law Joanne, grandchildren Gary, Brian, Darren, Cara, Scarlett, Kate, John and Aisling, great-grandchildren Jack, Tadgh and Danny. [rip]

Due to current government guidelines a private Funeral Mass will be take place on Thursday at 12 noon. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

John pictured in uniform at Mount Leader , Millstreet.
John photographed at Millstreet Community Hospital in early 1990s.
John as Sportsman Supreme in 1965.

Update of Museum & Website Go Fund Me Project 2020

We are absolutely amazed by the enormous generosity of so many very kind people at home and abroad who have donated to our Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website Go Fund Me Project. Having reached our target in the first two days we have decided to continue with the fundraising for a while longer to afford the opportunity to others to support the Project. The extra funds will permit further development of our Museum facilities and will also allow the upgrading of our website potential. Sincere thanks to all our truly superb Supporters. Your inspiring kindness is greatly appreciated…..Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum and Team Member of Millstreet Website.

Funds received to date:  1.   Through Go Fund Me Project – €3,030.00 (before expenses yet to be deducted). 2.  Donations received by hand – €230.00 which includes a cheque from Millstreet Community Council Ltd. for €200.00.     Total on 29th July 2020:  €3,260.00

Installation of Protective Screens at Millstreet Museum by Sapphire Signs, Rathmore on Tuesday, 28th July 2020.
Brendan Dennehy and James Burke of Sapphire Signs.

From Museum Archives 1993 at Minor Row.

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“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features True Gems – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 28th July 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings.    Among the Treasures to feature tonight:

  1. We hear some very special songs such a “Flying by” composed by Davy Ryan and “When the Robins Return” wonderfully sung by Paudie McAuliffe from Shrone.   And with the help of James Wickham of Minnesota, USA we hear the amazing singing voice of Kate Smith – the “American Dame Vera Lynn”.
  2. We listen to two interviews at 10pm :   First Anniversary of Air Ambulance with many speakers at the important occasion.   Also we chat with Matt and Úna about the new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain.
  3. We talk about Jerry Pat O’Leary’s superb recent 90 minute Podcast.
  4. And we chat about the images shared here:
    The Lynch Family from Bantry delighted to attend the First Anniversary of Air Ambulance on Sat. 25 th July 2020 at Rathcoole.
    We discover why Air Ambulance is so very important to Clodagh from Bantry.

    Matt and Úna reveal the story of the seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain!

Eily’s Report – 28th July

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

August Bank Holiday, the very mention of the word gives us  a great feeling, fills you with excitement and the promise of annual holidays and a much needed break from the norm. Yes, that is what it used to be like, but alas not this time and it only took one small bug to put an end to it, change the world forever. For a long time now the media has wasted no time or energy in telling us about terrible things that threaten our very existence. Super powers stockpiling bigger and more powerful weapons of war and mass distruction, most of which never comes to fruition. T.G.  But there wasn’t a word about a little bug that was hatching away in China which put us all hiding behind masks for our own protection and that of those around us.        The whole world  is at bursting point and the annual holiday season only makes it worse. People can’t be blamed for casting their minds on the might-have –been.  Holidays both at home and abroad booked for months, having to be cancelled. To Holiday at home at short notice requiring careful planning , with many new aspects to be considered.  With very little hotel or B&B accommodation to be had they may be lucky enough to get a vacancy at a campsite, but even then the customary trip to the cafe or diner  could also be a no no. Already I’m hearing of towns in scenic places that are full of people and no pub or restaurant open. People with little children are to be pitied. Adults may curse their luck and settle for an alternative, but try telling the little ones that we’re not  going to France after all, or indeed to the seaside, because we’d have no place to stay. For years planning a holiday anywhere in the world  was done by pressing a few buttons and your every need was met. But it’s not like this year. This time people will have to do it all themselves, take the knocks and try again. To make it good for the August Bank Holiday this year is going to take some new thinking, more effort,  but I’ll bet that when it’s over, we will  hear  some wonderful stories from people who thought outside the box and had a wonderful time, in spite of Covid 19.

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Mary Ruane (née Healy) Straide, Foxford, Co. Mayo & Millstreet, Co. Cork

The death has occurred of Mary Ruane (née Healy)
Straide, Foxford, Mayo / Millstreet, Co. Cork

Mary Ruane (née Healy, Millstreet), Focford, Co. Mayo
The death has occurred of Mary Ruane Straide, Foxford, Co. Mayo.
Mary Ruane (nee Healy) 26th July 2020 Straide, Foxford and formerly of Millstreet, Co. Cork peacefully at Blackrocks Nursing Home, Foxford. Predeceased by her husband Michael, brother Neil and sister Catherine. Beloved mother of Tony, Catherine, Seán and grandchildren Maeve, Darragh, Lorcan, Catríona and Niamh. Sadly missed by her sons, daughter,daughter-in-law Marie, Sisters Eileen and Peggy, brothers Dennis and Tim, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law,nieces,nephews,neighbours and friends.
Reposing at the Michael Davitt Centre Straide on Tuesday evening from 7pm to 8pm with removal afterwards to St Peter’s and Paul’s Church Straide. Mass on Wednesday at 12noon with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery. House private please. Due to current Government and HSE guidelines Mass and Cemetery are private for family and close friends only. The Ruane family appreciate your cooperation at this difficult time.
May her gentle soul REST IN PEACE.
To share your Condolence please click this Condolence Page.

Truly Magnificent Response to the Annual Funding of Museum & Millstreet Website

The amazing generosity of the very kind Supporters of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website has been superbly demonstrated within the past 22 hours when a magnificent €1,575.00 has been very kindly donated through our Go Fund Me page by 35 wonderfully generous people at home and abroad.  To reach such an uplifting target in less than one day is utterly incredible and is hugely appreciated.   It allows us to continue our work at Millstreet Museum and to maintain the Millstreet Website.   The work of Volunteers in these Projects is vital and to them we extend heartfelt thanks.  Our Go Fund Me page will remain open until the end of next week coinciding with the week of our usual Church Gate Collection which due to COVID-19 this year has been replaced by this Go Fund Me project.   Míle buíochas to All.  (S.R.) 

Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Museum is located

Tenth Anniversary of Maria Healy, Curracahill, Millstreet & Ballygrogan, Grenagh


Maria Healy (née O’Sullivan)

Curracahill, Millstreet/Ballygrogan, Grenagh

In loving memory of Maria, whose 10th Anniversary occurs on 30th July

Deeply loved, sadly missed and always remembered by her loving husband Tony, daughter Marita, sons Dan, Bill, John and James, daughters-in-law, grandchildren to whom she is fondly known as ‘Granny in Heaven’, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you; you did not go alone,

For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories; your love is still our guide.

Though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same;

But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

The Anniversary Mass took place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Sunday, 26th July 2020 at 11.30 a.m.

May Maria Rest in Peace.

Annual Funding of Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website

(Update Already within the first 15 minutes of launching our Go Fund Me page we have received greatly appreciated support from Rebecca, Michael & Siobhán, AnnPatrick from USA continues to support Millstreet based projects in a most generous manner.   Míle buíochas, dear Friends.)

Although we have our annual permit for the holding of our Annual Church Gate Collection for this coming weekend 1st & 2nd August 2020 we shall not be holding this Collection due to COVID-19.  Instead, for this year, we are setting up a Go Fund Me page to afford the opportunity of supporting the two local community-based voluntary services – Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website.   Running costs at our Museum include annual insurance of €1,000.00 plus lighting, heating and development expenses while for the Millstreet Website we have hosting and domain name costs.

One can visit our Go Fund Me page by clicking  this Go Fund Me link.

Our main source of funding for Millstreet Museum and the Millstreet Website is through an Annual Church Gate Collection in August.   This year, however, due to COVID-19 we cannot hold this Collection.   Thus we extend an invitation to our Supporters to kindly consider contributing towards this Go Fund Me appeal so that we as Volunteers can continue to make our Museum and Website Services available.   The running costs of both are quite substantial.   We greatly appreciate any contribution received.    Sincere thanks also for the wonderful words of encouragement we constantly receive regarding the provision of these two community-based important Services.   Míle buíochas – Seán Radley, Curator Millstreet Museum & Team Member of Millstreet Website.

Mícheál Martin (now Taoiseach) at Millstreet Museum in 2019
Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Museum is located

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