Eileen Broxton and the Casey family would like to thank everyone that attended the coffee morning and those that could not attend and made a donation. A total of €3,196 was raised in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease. Thank you all again! — feeling proud.  [read more …] “Coffee Morning – Thank You”
Superbly organized by the dedicated members of Millstreet’s Men’s Shed the Annual Soapbox Race took place on Sunday, 22nd July 2018 starting at the K&L Complex and finishing on Clara Road. Commentator supreme Richard O’Sullivan introduced some eight adult competitors plus (new this year) a host of young people with their own toy vehicles. Here we share just the beginning of a much longer feature later – just to give an idea of the truly wonderful atmosphere (despite the very humid weather conditions). We begin by meeting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners . We also meet with representatives of the overall winners – Healy’s Bar, Kilcorney. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
Not a lot of people are aware that the second biggest animal in the world is only a short distance from our homes. The Fin Whale, next to the Blue Whale is the biggest animal in the world, and regularly patrols the West Cork coast in search of food. On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene takes to the sea in search of Fin, Humpback and Minke Whales.
A selection of trophies and shields waiting to be played for in this season’s Pitch and Putt Club including two new silver cups which were kindly sponsored by the AIB and Millstreet Credit Union respectively.
PARISH NEWSLETTER BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 22nd July, 2018 Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948 Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS: MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.
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 WEEK-END: Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Kathleen Murphy, Murphy’s Terrace Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Joan Guerin, Knocknagullane Cullen 10.15 a.m. Michael John & the deceased members of The Naughton family, Ahane Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Seamus O’Sullivan, Rathduane
ANNIVERSARIES: Sheila Casey, Clara; Peg Casey, Clara; Gillian Hartnett, Clara Road; Dorothy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Flor McAuliffe, Murphy’s Terrace; Liam O’Driscoll, Lackabawn; Jackie Lane, Aubane; Michael Kelleher, Aubane; Michael Moynihan, Coalpits; John “Murt” O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy; Denny Kelleher, Clondrohid. [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 22nd July, 2018”
Diarmuid Murphy from Millstreet is home today after three months in the Mediterranean on humanitarian rescue operations on board the LÉ Samuel Beckett, which was participating in an EU Naval Mission, Operation Sophia!!
His Uncle Lieutenant Commander Martin Tarrant (Moher) showing them the way! Diarmuid’s Parents Eileen Tarrant (Moher) and Jerry Murphy (Rathcoole) and family are thrilled, thankfully and so proud of their boy and to have him Home again! ( Photo Credits Eileen & Jerry )
“We are looking for a host family who might accommodate a Polish boy who is coming to spend four weeks in Ireland, to learn English and have his first experience away from home. He is 17, arrives on July 29th and leaves on August 27th. He would need breakfast and evening meal with a family who would have other children his age. Thank you.”
Contact Elaine in Green Glens 029-70800 or Thomas at 087-2464878
Millstreet Vintage Club are hosting a Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob who was Born without Eyes on Sunday July 29th,the Truck Run will depart from the K&L Yard in Millstreet at 12 Noon and will return back to the Yard again for the Finish which will be followed by a BBQ,all types of Trucks Vintage/Classic/Modern are very Welcome to take part,plenty Room available to Park Trailers etc,this Event is for a Good Cause and your Support would be most appreciated,the General Public are more than welcome to come along and view the Trucks either before the Start or Back at the finish at the K&L Yard or why not come out and support the Trucks as they pass along the Route on the day,for more details contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.
“Millstreet Community Council welcomes the result of the review carried out recently regarding the Millstreet Ambulance Service. Now, after six years, the Millstreet Ambulance Service is to be fully restored—which is indeed great news. Millstreet Community Council has been working behind the scenes with the H.S.E. on this very important issue.”
Noel Buckley (Chairman)
We thank Noel for this truly uplifting news and we congratulate Millstreet Community Council for having placed such vital focus on the all-important health issue. We all extend a heartfelt welcome back to the fully restored Millstreet Ambulance Service. (S.R.)
This evening 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station our 10pm Interview is with Greg, Manager of Herlihy’s Centra , Millstreet. During our chat recorded on 27th June 2018 at the Annual School’s Out Party Greg shares his thoughts on the very successful Annual Party and we speak about Greg’s Polish roots. On a follow-up programme in a few weeks time we shall be chatting with Marie and Brendan (who created the splendid balloon figures and the very popular arm tattoos) of The Animal Roadshow And, of course, we have lots of uplifting songs and music. We share musings galore. We link with our live Seán Radley Facebook messages and comments. Feel most welcome to send such to our chatline or text 086 8250074. Below we share images of Greg, the dedicated Centra Staff and the many young people who had just got their Summer Holidays. Happy Listening. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my Report.
In a matter of weeks now His Holiness Pope Francis will be here with us in Ireland to celebrate the World Meeting of Families. The Family is the nerve centre of our society and it is a great honour that the World Leader of the Catholic church is coming to our little country for such a big event. By all accounts tickets for the various venues where he will attend are going well.
Booking of tickets for the final Mass in Phoenix Park on August 26 is now closed. But a few can still be had at our Parish Office 02970043.
The church is going through a challenging time at the moment and we hope and pray that the Pope’s visit will rekindle in us all a deep hope for the future.
Frank O’Riordan (U12 Shot Putt) claimed Gold for Gneeveguilla AC in Tullamore on July 7th 2018 at the Irish Life Health National B Track and Field championships also claiming a new Personal Best. His sister Danielle (U13 Shot Putt) claimed a Bronze medal. Well done to them both on such a wonderful achievement.
While working on future features for our website the following 17 images will hopefully whet the appetite for the variety of subjects and events we shall be covering. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene speaks to a Cork based Kerryman who reflects on an unusual childhood.
Gearoid Cheaist (Kesht) o’Cathain was reared on the Blasket Islands without priest, electricity, doctor church or school. National Geographic magazine referred to him as the loneliest boy in the world.
The home of Peig Sayers and Tomas o’Criomhain got it’s name from the Norse word ‘Brasker’, meaning dangerous place. Although it was such a place, it was still home to a closely knit community.
Gearoid is now the only surviving member of that community, and shares his story on Where the road takes me – this Sunday evening at 7 – on C103.
PARISH NEWSLETTER BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 15TH JULY, 2018 Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948 Email: millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie www.dioceseofkerry.ie PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS: MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 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: RECENT DEATHS: Daniel Enoch, Drishane Castle; Kieran Cooney, Dublin & Mallow.
MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END: Saturday 14th July: Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Cait & Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy Sunday 15th July: Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Eugene & Margaret McCarthy, Coolinarne & Denis & Margaret McCarthy, Boherbue Cullen 10.15 a.m. Bridget Hickey, Mologhroe & Val & Kate O’Leary, Cullen Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Frank Reen Snr., Main Street ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Kiely, Liscahane; Joe O’Mahony, Liscahane; Dick Kiely, Macroom Road; Maura O’Sullivan, Main Street; Billy O’Shea, Minor Row; Jack Healy, Minor Row; Breeda Hickey, Claraghatlea; Sean McAuliffe, Aunagloor; Fr. Dan Cronin, Dooneen; William O’Riordan, Laught; Tom O’Connor, Killorglin; Nora Twomey, Brookpark; Margaret Casey, San Francisco.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK: Saturday 21st July: Millstreet 6.30 p.m. Kathleen Murphy, Murphy’s Terrace Sunday 22nd July: Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Joan Guerin, Knocknagullane Cullen 10.15a.m. Michael John & the deceased members of the Naughton Family, Ahane Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Seamus O’Sullivan, Rathduane [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 15th July 2018”
With many very talented Athletes from the North Cork area scheduled to participate in the 5 mile road race there are many more wonderfully exciting events taking place at the annual Coachford Festival. We thank Jerh O Sullivan Chairman of the Coachford Family Festival for the four posters and wish every success with the splendid event. Click on the Posters to enlarge. (S.R.)