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 Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal and€2 for dessert.

A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Coeliac dinners and desserts available also. 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>

Duhallow GAA Online Bingo

ITS Eyes Down for the Duhallow  GAA Online Family Bingo on  this Saturday night.  From a €2000 prizefund,  there are ten games, win/share €20 for a single line, win/share €40 for two lines and €100 for full house with a €400 Jackpot also to be won.

Cork U20 Hurling captain Conor O’Callaghan (Dromtariffe) and Cork football panellist Eoghan McSweeney (Knocknagree) have given their time to support the hosting.

Single books cost €10, double books at €15 each from GAA clubs or Duhallow Board officers.

Locally Bingo Books can be obtained up to Saturday afternoon from club contacts  in Millstreet: Con Healy (086-2638320), Cullen: Karen Hickey (085-8586073),  St. Johns: Don O’Riordan (087-7668669); Dromtariffe: Seán Feely (086-3168212).

Books are also available from John Tarrant (087-6792405), Denny Lane(087-2010830), Dan Dennehy (087-8077348) and  Frank Barry (087-9838087).

On the purchase of a Book, just provide a contact number and a link will be forwarded on the day of Bingo.  (We thank John Tarrant for this Notice…S.R.)

Please support Guidedog Day Friday 7th May

This is Bracken who is going to change someone’s life. She is being raised locally by a family for 12 to 15 months and will go on to become a Guidedog to a vision impaired person or as an Assistant Dog for a family of a child with autism.
Please support Guidedog Day Friday 7th May .
 
You can donate online

Los Zarcos FC are bringing underage soccer back to Millstreet Town park

“ We are delighted to announce that Los Zarcos FC are bringing underage soccer back to Millstreet Town park for the 21/22 Season”

We hope to field teams in both the Cork
School Boys League and Cork School Girls League.

We will create a football academy for Boys  and Girls from Under 6 through to Under 9
and Under 10 and Under 11.

Then for Under 12 through to under 16 they will train with their individual team.

We hope this will be a great opportunity for the children of Millstreet and the surrounding area to be able to play underage soccer locally for the first time in years.

For these teams to be successful we will need to get additional coaches and volunteers involved with the club.

If you or your child would like to join Los Zarcos FC Underage teams please contact one of the following:
Ronan Galvin (087  9492958)
Club Secretary
Cian O Mahony (087 7513272)
Child Welfare Officer

Could you please contact one of the above officers to register your child ASAP to allow us to plan accordingly depending on the numbers at each age group.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to exciting times ahead for soccer in Millstreet.

Yours in Sport

Los Zarcos FC”

Thanks very much,
Denny

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 4th May 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

On tonight’s Show:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons, Shandrum Céilí Band’s selection, The Clare Céilí Band,  some Classical Magic,  Breeda Tarrant’s wonderful singing recorded at The Bridge Bar …. and many, many more. At 10pm we include a special Interview from 2018 with Elizabeth Nunn and Maureen Phibbs regardin the famous Poet – Edward Walsh.  We listen at 9.45pm to a special musical  Tribute to the sister of Eva Meilenbrock from Germany the late Kathe, R.I.P..  And we chat about the following images sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.

May Morning 2021 on Clara Mountain as viewed from Mount Leader, Clara Road, Millstreet.

May – the Month of Our Lady.

Nature welcomes Summer 2021!

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm”

Áine appointed as President of CPA Ireland

28th April, 2021 – Áine Collins, CPA, has been appointed as the 49th President and the 5th female President of CPA Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading accountancy bodies that represents over 5,000 members and students.

Speaking at the AGM, Áine stated ‘Technology, sustainability and the world of work are all the major themes which the Council and executive team are taking account of in terms of service delivery and providing value for members in 2021 and beyond.  [read more …] “Áine appointed as President of CPA Ireland”

Eily’s Report – 04th May

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

Well now that’s the May Bank Holiday Weekend over and done with. To get two fine days out of the three wasn’t  bad  and Monday, wet and wild forcing people to take things easy whether they  want to  or not. In spite of all the places which are still not opened, there was plenty to see and do  over the weekend. Mountain climbing and hill Walking were among the most popular and the clear fresh air gave views of far off places and the yen to travel on and see more. Roads have been improved in many out of the way beauty spots which gives the motorist full access to hidden gems which were only for the tourist on foot up until now. The new Macroom bypass motorway pops up  here and there and makes interesting viewing . To see it in the making leaves the mind boggling at the enormity of it all, thanks to the equally enormous machinery which makes small work of the changes that present day living demands  and it’s nice  for us to know  when we’ll be travelling over this new development in the years to come ,that we saw it  in  it’s infancy.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 04th May”

“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 May 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

 Where The Road Takes Me

Having spent forty years as the frontline face of flagship TV on BBC and ITV, Denis Tuohy came to Castletownbere for a number of years and an opportunity to tackle his autobiography.

Armed with a plentiful supply of conversational subjects, he joins John Greene this Sunday evening on ‘Where the road takes me’, in the first of a two part programme.

Tuohy had overseen eight General Elections in the UK and in her memoirs, the late Margaret Thatcher referred to her interview with him in 1979, as the most hostile of that campaign.

There was also a day spent in the company of the infamous Charles Manson Family, after locating them in hiding in a remote area of California.  As the mood darkened considerably, Tuohy and his camera crew were lucky to leave alive. (One of his interviewees was later jailed for life for the attempted murder of  American President Gerald Ford))

He was also thrown off a Pirate Whaling ship in Portugal for asking the wrong questions.

And although his acting career didn’t reach the dizzy heights of his broadcasting career, Denis Tuohy still managed parts in Fair City and Killinaskully. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” 2nd May 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 2nd May 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm….yes, a 30 minute extension!  This is our 18th Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….But today we very especially focus on favourite songs from The Mikado, Ceol ón Sráid, Davy Ryan,  Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant, Film Music and more.   And we feature some wonderful Classical Favourites.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.    And we chat about these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Extra Sanitisers installed at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet in advance of the return of Congregations to Churches.

Special this Sunday:  “Flowers of the Fairest” sung by Canon Sidney McEwan (1950s)….Two Wedding AnniversariesSaluting Two Heroes…Zoom Call to Netherlands recalled….Special Car Journey 65 years ago….Steve Roche sings “The Plains of Old Kildare”.

Recalling the famous Millstreet Stamp of 2014 photographed by Photographer supreme, Bill Power. Bill recently presented a magnificent Zoom programme entitled “Discovering the River Blackwater.”

Brian Dennehy and Diana Rigg (both of whom had links to Millstreet) were especially remembered in this year’s recent Hollywood Oscar Awards ceremony – having died within the past twelve months.

Evening sunset on Clara Road this past week.

An hour long Zoom Meeting this week between four wonderfully enthusiastic Students from The Netherlands and Millstreet on the the theme of Eurovision 1993 in Millstreet.

 

Correspondent/Photographer supreme – John Tarrant – promoting many praiseworthy projects in this week’s “Corkman”. [read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” 2nd May 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 2nd May 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Fifth Sunday of Easter

2nd May  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE RING (029) 70043

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time: 

RECENT DEATHS: Baby Jack Daniel Collins-Kelleher, Drishane Road.    

ANNIVERSARIES:    Margaret & John McCarthy, Lackabawn; Marie Senior, Tanyard Wood; Margaret Barrett, The Square; Jerry Hickey, Pound Hill; Denis Hickey, Mill Lane; Bernie O’Byrne, West End & London; Judy Buckley, Mountleader; Connie Lane, Cahirdowney; Hannie Lane, Aubane; Mary & Michael Flaherty, Ballydaly; Dan, Mary, Michael & Tom O’Sullivan, Knocknageeha; Denis T & Peg Murphy, Cullen; John, Madge & Denny Murphy, Lisnaboy; Con Keane, Coolikerane; Tim O’Riordan, Kanturk. 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet

SATURDAY 1st May at 6.30p.m: Joe McSweeney, Killarney Road

SUNDAY 2nd May at 11.30a.m: Jackie & Kathy Forde, Murphy’s Terrace;  Paddy, Katie & the deceased members of the Kelleher family, Church Street & Mullinahorna.

 TUESDAY 4th May at 10.00a.m: John, Madge, Denny & the deceased members of the Murphy Family, Lisnaboy

WEDNESDAY 5th May at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

THURSDAY 6th May at 10.00a.m.:  Private Intention

FRIDAY 7th May at 7.30p.m: Hannie & Jackie Lane, Aubane

SATURDAY 8th May at 6.30p.m.: Mass for the children of our Parish who are preparing for their First Holy Communion & Confirmation.

SUNDAY 9th May at 11.30a.m: Jim & Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road; Bob O’Sullivan, Gortavehy  [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 2nd May 2021”

Millstreet Day Centre

Millstreet Day Centre’s Board of Directors is seeking to recruit new members with a background or experience in Law, HR, Health, Fundraising, Catering, Care of the Older Persons, Marketing. There are currently 8 Members on the Board & they meet approximately 6 times a year + AGM.

Previous board experience is a plus, but motivation and engagement toward the charity’s best interests is essential.

 Millstreet Day Centre is a place where senior citizens and retired people from Millstreet Town and catchment area can gather to talk, join in activities, meet new people or renew old friendships with acquaintances they may not have met for years.  We also operate Meals on Wheels service from the Centre. We are currently closed due to Covid-19 but are optimistic about reopening later in the year.

 If you are interested in getting involved please email <email> for more information.

Closing date – 17th May

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 & 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 Mon-Fri 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. Coeliac dinners & desserts available also. 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>

Ballydaly Hall is Now a Broadband Connection Point

BALLYDALY COMMUNITY HALL

Eircode: P51 DP95

Broadband Connection Point

Free access to high speed broadband

outside the Hall

For any queries please email

ballydalycommunityhall @gmail.com

Please note you will need to sign in to use the broadband and for this you will need a mobile phone to receive a code by SMS.

We thank Ballydaly Hall Committee for this important Notice.

Millstreet Library to Operate Call and Collect from 4th May

Millstreet Library will be operating Call and Collect from next week, Tuesday, 4th May 2021.
Please ring the Library on 029 21920  to get a selection of books organised for you plus a date for you on which to call to the Library Door to collect them.   We are hoping to open our doors soon, but until then we can still organise some books for you in this manner.

Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Library is located

Rathcoole Rovers Underage Soccer

Rathcoole Rovers Football Club is delighted to announce we are setting up underage soccer teams.
We are searching for children interested in playing soccer between the ages of 10 and 15.
We are also recruiting some volunteers to help out with our new underage teams.
If anyone is interested in joining our juvenile soccer teams or wanting to volunteer please contact Mathew Cleary at 0871661717 or Alfie Cooney at 0872733385

 

First Southern Division of the IRA was formed at a meeting held in Kippagh

100 years ago yesterday (April 26th 1921), the First Southern Division of the IRA was formed at a meeting held in Kippagh near Millstreet, Cork. This was a major move in the divisionalisation of the IRA. It consists of the 3 Cork Brigades, the 3 Kerry Brigades, the 2 Waterford Brigades.

If anyone knows where to find more information on the meeting, please do let us know.

[read more …] “First Southern Division of the IRA was formed at a meeting held in Kippagh”

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 27th April 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

On tonight’s Show:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons, Shandrum Céilí Band’s selection, The Clare Céilí Band,  some Classical Magic,  Breeda Tarrant’s wonderful singing recorded at The Bridge Bar …. and many, many more. At 10pm we include a special feature on the great Buddy Holly and we listen to a superb recording of the Hallelujah Chorus performed by the Duhallow Choir in Kanturk Church in 2018.  We listen at 9.45pm to “Slán Abhaile” in aid of World Parkinsons Awarness….and to Sarah Dennehy’s beautiful version of “Travelling Soldier”.   We wish Eily and others belated Happy Birthdays.   And we chat about the following images sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.

Majestic Mushera Mountain in Spring 2021.

Recent Landscape Changes at St. John’s Well in Mushera.

Where in Millstreet did we recently capture this image of the very colourful bluebells?!

Shane and Tommy welcoming All to the recent reopening of Millstreet Pitch and Putt Course.

Pitch & Putt enthusiasts David and Eoin delighted that Courses are now reopen throughout Ireland.

Church Window Reflections at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

The Moon behind the tree – in Clara Road, Millstreet.

Signs of Summer on Main Street, Millstreet.

Candlelit Grotto on Clara Road, Millstreet.

Sunset online! Recently photographed in Clara Road, Millstreet.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm”

Eily’s Report – 27th April

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

Our spell of glorious weather is still with us, what a wonderful thing to raise our spirits up as we head off into the merry month of May. It was always considered the to be the end of the cold and blustery weather and the start of long sunny days of Summer  to come. Mind you it didn’t always happen that way . In our young days we donned our little T-strap sandals, with the buckle  and colourful ankle socks, pastel cotton frocks and skipped off to school with school bags swinging. Off to meet our friends and admire their summer style as they admired ours. For a little while at least, going to school didn’t seem too bad and we would plan the picnics and walks that we would go on  later when the summer holidays came round. We’d even start saving for our picnic treats. A weekly amount would be fixed and one capable pal appointed to handle the cash. Usually it would be about a penny a week .I can still recall how it worked for a couple of us. Four of us got together and made our plan. One was from the town and she was deemed to be better at this kind of thing than the rest of us, so she was put in charge of the money and the shopping.  She also knew of a nice place, not far from town where we could indulge in our goodies. Someone brought a rug and we all sat round.  Our burser was able to afford lemonade, biscuits, a bun each and a bag of our favourite sweets, acid drops. After our feast we played hide and go seek, races, and others children’s games until it was time to head for home.  The memory of the fun and enjoyment of our first very own picnic is as fresh in my memory today as it was almost 80 years ago. Children could do that kind of thing that time. There was no danger from man or beast, also we were well aware of any peril around us. We wouldn’t go into a field of cattle especially if there was a bull on the loose and parents were happy in the knowledge that we would come home when we were good and ready.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 27th April”