Parish Newsletter – 19th November, 2017

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
19th November, 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:   Willie Cronin, Knocknakilla

Saturday 18th November:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Sheila Sherlock, Drishane View
Sunday 19th November:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                            The deceased members of the Carroll Family, Coolinarne
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           Maura & the deceased members of the Cronin Family, Knockduff
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Jerome O’Hare, Coole

ANNIVERSARIES:  Breda & Pat Broderick, Clara Road; Paddy Kelleher, Station Road; Mary O’Regan, Station Road;  Tommy O’Connor, Minor Row; Cormac Dineen, Mill Road;  Hannah O’Regan, Main Streeet; Julie Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Nellie Kelleher, Lackabawn; Peggy Cronin, Cullen; Jeremiah Fitzgerald, Knocknageeha; Mick Hugh O’Connor, Mologhroe.    [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 19th November, 2017”

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal 2017 – Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s Team Hope Shoebox Appeal.  A total of 435 boxes were collected from Millstreet Community School on Thursday 16th November to begin their journey to children who will really benefit from your generosity .  This was a tremendous response to the annual appeal.  The boxes came from a number of sources:

Kilcorney National School, Rathcoole National School, Knocknagree National School, Hollymount National School, Scoil Mhuire National School  Millstreet, Presentation National School Millstreet, Millstreet Community School.

Thanks must go to all connected with these schools, and to Mrs. Mary Randles and the Transition Years students of Millstreet Community School for coordinating this year’s effort.  Thank you.

Women’s Little Christmas Ball 2017/18

The Wallis Arms – Womens Christmas Celebration
An Excellent Event Each year.
Proceeds go to Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS) Millstreet. Tickets are now available to be purchased at the Wallis Arms. Only a limited number available – so purchase early to avoid disappointment. [fb]

Minor Camogie County Semi Final

Result: Millstreet 3:10(19) Fr. O Neills 5:8(23) 🙁

Millstreet Minor Camogie team are playing against Fr. O’Neills in the County Championship Semi-Final, tonight Friday 17th Nov. in Eire Óg @ 7.30pm.
Please come out an support the team. The best of luck to Seanie & the girls! [1]

[read more …] “Minor Camogie County Semi Final”

Dromtariff Parish Bazaar

Annual Dromtariffe Parish Bazaar

in aid of the schools of the parish

will be held on

Sunday the 26th of November

Any donations of Books, Home Baking, Spinner prizes, etc would be greatly appreciated

and can be dropped into Derinagree NS, Dromagh NS or Rathcoole NS

over the next couple of weeks or to the Parish Hall on the morning of the Bazaar.

Meetings to organise it are held in the Parish Hall

every Wednesday at 8.30pm

all welcome

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Art Exhibition opens

Milllstreet’s Bertie and Bill Buckley are currently hosting an Art and Wood Exhibition showcasing a fascinating display over four days with the public welcome to attend. The pop up gallery is a must on the staging at Pat McCarthy’s former TV Shop, in The Square, Millstreet.
Opening night drew a representative attendance from across Duhallow with a cheese and wine reception greeting patrons. Many of Bertie’s exhibits depicts local landmarks and nature, also featured at the exhibition are wood carvings by Bill Buckley from Lyre.
The event continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm daily.

[read more …] “Art Exhibition opens”

Millstreet Vintage Club Celebration of 100 Years of Ford in Ireland at The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet on Next Sunday November 19 at 3pm

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Celebration of 100 Years of Ford in Ireland with a History of the Ford Motor Company and Ford Family Film Show at the Wallis Arms Hotel on this coming Sunday Nov 19th starting at 3 pm, some very interesting Guest Speakers on the day and you are welcome to bring along your Vintage / Classic Ford Vehicle as well and display them outside the Hotel and in the Square in Millstreet,an Event not to be missed, Admission 5 Euro.Contact Donie on 086 8545873 for more details.


Aubane Community Christmas Diary 2017.

  • Aubane Annual Christmas Mass & Party takes place on Friday December 1st at 8.30pm.
  • Presentation of Awards from the Aubane Social Club to our All Ireland winners Darragh Twomey (Music) and Megan Lehane (Boxing).
  • Recital of the Rosary on Tuesday 12 December at 8.00pm at Aubane Community Centre.
  • Set Dancing Christmas Party on Monday 18 December No Set Dancing then until Monday 8th Jan 2018.
  • Annual Christmas Climb on Christmas Morning 25 December.
  • Around the Fireside on 28 December at 8.00pm.

Millstreet Camogie Club Social

This year has been a great one for the Millstreet Camogie Club, with U14s and U16s both reaching the County Championship Semi Finals, the Minors are playing in the Semi Final next weekend and of course the great win from our Junior team!

To celebrate these successes we will be having a Social in Killarney Avenue on Thursday 28th Dec. To book your tickets at a great value of €20 per person text 0868739768.
We really hope past club players, trainers and committee members will come and celebrate with us.

We will also be having our Annual night at the Wallis Arms for the younger girls on Jan. 20th. Tickets go on sale next week. We hope to see you all there!

Glen Theatre Drama Group hit the stage

The Glen Theatre Drama Group host the hilarious comedy “Off the Hook” this coming weekend with shows confirmed for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Nov. 17-19). Once again, the Banteer Group with a key Millstreet involvement are proving that there is no substitute for live entertainment in their latest production under director Cathy Bailey. Early booking is advised for “Off the Hook” , tickets can be pre-booked at the Glen Theatre Box Office at 029-56239.

[read more …] “Glen Theatre Drama Group hit the stage”

Death Notice: William Cronin, Knocknakilla

The death has occurred of William Cronin, Knocknakilla, Millstreet, Cork. Peacefully, at his home, in the presence of his loving family. Husband of the late Eileen and brother of the late Tommy and Peggy. Loving father of Marian (Donovan), Ena, Dominic, Donal, Patrick, Margaret (Brennan), Fintan, Breda (Lucey), and Billy. Sadly missed by his loving sons, daughters, sons-in-law, Conor, Aidan and Dan daughters-in-law Catherine, Joan, Mary, Lisa and Claire, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters May and Eileen brothers Jeremiah and Joe, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, and friends. May He Rest in Peace
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Wednesday from 5pm followed by removal at 8pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [1]

Denis set to retire as Keeper of the Blarney Stone

The man takes a hold of me as I lie down on my back. I grab two metal poles behind me and start to arch myself until my head is perpendicular to the rest of my body. The man then starts to lower me down into a hole in the floor. This is not the most natural of feelings but these are the things you do to kiss the most famous stone in Ireland.

The man’s name is Dennis – I guess it’s appropriate to at least be on a first name basis with someone holding me so intimately as I share my saliva (albeit with an inanimate object). He’s seen his fair share of strange things from his perch up here on the top of Blarney Castle.

“When someone takes a dive at the stone,” is his answer when I ask about weird things that happen.

“It never happens with a lady, it’s always with a man. He comes down here, he’s very quiet and nothing happens and when he comes here, it’s a dive he does. And he’s never small. He’s always big. I can’t tell you the words I use in my own mind – they’re not gracious words!” [1]

Thanks to Gillian who let us know that today’s newspapers featured Millstreet man Denis Cronin who is set to retire from his role of Keeper of the Blarney Stone after 13 years of holding thousands of visitors each day as they hope to gain the gift of the gab. [Irish Examiner] []. The very best to Denis, who you can often meet in their local shop in Millstreet – An Siopa Deas.

[read more …] “Denis set to retire as Keeper of the Blarney Stone”

Eily’s Report 14th November

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

Please take note that  tonight’s  meeting of the Community Council  has been cancelled owing  the Ireland/ Denmark Game which will played at the Aviva Stadium  and broadcast on RTE2 from 7.45.

The Millstreet Christmas Market will be held at the GAA Hall on Sunday November 26th. Just the place to catch up with friends for a cup ‘o tea and a chat, also to pick up some nice Christmas Presents. Local Calendars for 2018 will also be on sale there. The proceeds to go to the Christmas Lights Fund.

Christmas Lights Church Gate collection this weekend November 18/19 Please support them well.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 14th November”

Tidy Towns Present Awards

A feel good factor surrounded the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards presentation at a pleasant function hosted in the Clara Inn. The enthusiastic Millstreet Tidy Towns Association earned an impressive six marks increase to 314 for 2017, those marks are hard earned, the Millstreet Association thrilled with the rate of progress. The Millstreet Awards function saluted local effort, best Commercial Frontage was awarded to Noel C Duggan with Reen’s Pharmacy highly commended. Taking the Best Town House was Lawrence McSweeney, Drishane Road; earning high commendation were Michael and Joan Sheehan, Minor Row – article thanks to John Tarrant 

Where the Road Takes Me on C103 at 7pm

We thank Presenter John Greene for information re this week’s programme.(S.R.) 

In this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, we conclude our two
part programme which looks at the importance of gut health and it’s bearing
on optimal physical and mental health. Gut health is now regarded as a hot
topic in research and medicine.

In the final programme, John Greene takes a look at ongoing research at the
Microbiome Institute at UCC and the Cork Cancer Research Centre. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me on C103 at 7pm”

House to Rent – Drishane Road, Millstreet

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Parish Newsletter – 12th November, 2017

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
12th November, 2017

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:

RECENT DEATHS:   Noreen O’Connor, Boherbue; Mary Moloney (nee Daly), Durrus & New Jersey.

Saturday 11th November:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                                  Denis Sheehan, Kanturk
Sunday 12th November:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                                            Lilly & Dan Guerin, The Shop, Ballydaly
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                                           Neily & Peggy O’Sullivan & the deceased members of the O’Sullivan family, Hollymount.
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                                          Jim & Betty Fitzgerald, Murphy’s Terrace

ANNIVERSARIES:  Tim Buckley, Murphy’s Terrace; Mary Fitzgerald, Clara Road; Peg & Paddy Coleman, Minor Row; Sheila Kelleher, The Laurels; Jer, Julia & Tim Coleman, Minor Row; Arthur O’Keeffe, Mill View; Hannah Mary Riordan, Main Street; Brenda Kirk, West End;  Tom Pomeroy, Willowbrook; Mary Fitzgerald, Cloghoulamore; Hannah Tarrant, Liscreagh;  Margaret O’Leary, Ploverfield; Sheila Murphy, Cahirbarnagh; Canon Eugene O’Sullivan & Fr. Pat Joe O’Sullivan, Gortavehy;  Neily Cahill, Rathmore & England; Mary & Danny Buckley, Scartaglin; Gene Sheehan, Dublin & Millstreet.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 12th November, 2017”

Death Notice: Mary Buckley, Dromahoe

The death has occurred on Wednesday 8th November 2017 of Mary Buckley, Dromahoe, Dromagh, Cork. Peacefully in Padre Pio Nursing Home, Churchtown. Survived by her sister Josephine, nieces Marie and Bernadette, nephews Joseph, Anthony, Oliver, Adrian and Richard, cousins, friends and neighbours. May She Rest In Peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Sunday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [1]