Annual Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday

We thank Gobnait for reminding us that the annual Divine Mercy Novena begins after the Good Friday ceremony on 30th March 2018 and continues to be recited daily at 3pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet until Divine Mercy Sunday.  (S.R.)

Daffodil Day 2018 – Friday 23rd March

Reminding us that the Annual Daffodil Day takes place this Friday, 23rd March 2018.   Organisers look forward to generous support which promotes research into discovering future cures for various cancers. Millstreet GAA Community Hall was the very welcoming venue for the Annual Coffee Morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society this Thursday.   This wonderfully praiseworthy event is coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald and her superbly dedicated Team.   Here we share some nine images from this morning’s event.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Daffodil Day 2018 – Friday 23rd March”

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Juvenile Club


Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club was established in July 2012 with the juvenile section of the Club commencing in 2015.

Juveniles are the long term development for our Cycling Club. We are currently recruiting new juvenile members to join our Club. The juveniles will need to be in 5th or 6th class in National School or in Secondary level education. We have a number of experienced adults trained by Cycling Ireland in foundation coaching who will coach these new members.

Our plan for 2018 is to commence coaching the new members with a 4-6-week training block in a local national school ground. During this period our new members will learn various bike skills that will ensure they are confident, safe and courteous cyclists when on the road. After several weeks of training we take the kids to leisure events locally (in the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Minibus) to challenge themselves at longer distance and with a little bit more experience we will participate in competitive races for those who wish to do so.

[read more …] “Sliabh Luachra Cycling Juvenile Club”


Daniel Corkery of West End, Millstreet died on this day a hundred years ago in WWI (March 21st 1918), from wounds suffered during the German Kaiserschlacht (Spring Offensive).


(27th April 1897 – 21st March 1918)
(He died this day 100 years ago)

by Kevin O’Byrne

On September 4th 1915, the ship, ‘The Hesperian‘, left Liverpool bound for Canada. Some 350 passengers were on board. At 8.30 pm as darkness was falling, she passed the Fastnet Rock. Without warning, Captain Schweiger, in a German submarine, launched a torpedo which struck ‘The Hesperian’ in the forward engine room. Captain Main of ‘The Hesperian’ ordered the passengers and crew into lifeboats but he remained on the bridge with his officers. The German submarine was the same one that sunk the ‘Lusitania’ on May 7th, 1915 with a loss of almost 1200 lives.

This time 32 lives were lost. Among the survivors was my Uncle, Daniel Corkery from West End, Millstreet, Co. Cork. On Sept 3rd he had sent a card with a picture of the Hesperian to his father saying that he had just boarded the ship. On Sept 6th his father had a letter from Danny in Queenstown (Cobh) informing him that the ship had been torpedoed 400 miles from the town. The lifeboat, my uncle was in, was picked up by ‘The Empress’ which had come out from Queenstown to rescue people.

2014-12-07 Pte Daniell Corkery - Torpedoing of the Hesperian - More of the SurvivorsAfter this ordeal my uncle appears to have stayed at home for some time. On Tuesday April l8th, 1916, he joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers (RMF) and left for the Tralee depot on Easter Sunday April 23rd 1916. From then until he was sent to France on December 1st 1916, he wrote several letters home to [read more …] “PTE. Daniel Francis Corkery, 6919, 2ND BATTALION, ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS”

Millstreet Vintage Club Spring Car Run on next Sunday March 25th

Millstreet Vintage Club Spring Car Run will be held on next Sunday March 25th,All Vintage and Classic Cars very Welcome on the day,nice Route laid on,Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30am with Take Off at 12 Noon,for Enquiries contact Denis on 087-2033350 or Bernard on 087-7924406.

“Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday

Radio Treasures tonight (Tuesday, 20th March 2018) on air – including special features and updates at 10pm – from 9:30 until 11pm on (S.R.)  Our 10pm Feature includes a wonderful version of Joe Dolan’s “It’s you, it’s you, it’s you” recorded at a recent birthday party….We listen to the magnificent “Highland Cathedral” with members of Millstreet Pipe Band and Organist Jane Daly…And we hear the finale of the Cullen Concert in honour of All-Ireland winning singer Maggie Moynihan. And of course we recall the Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade as (below) the magic of the day is captured:

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

And tonight we include references to the following images:

CMS Award Night at The Pub in Carriganima on a recent Sat. night.


One of our happiest snow photographs – Safe from the snow Eileen and Declan Cotter with their wonderful pet dog “Buddy”!
Maggie Moynihan Wins the All-Ireland Scór Solo Singing Competition in Sligo – Here attending a magnificent welcome home reception in Cullen.
Maura Sheehan of Boherbue presented a magnificent programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on a recent Friday night. Maura is pictured holding the CD with just a section of the capacity audience.
Celina O’Mahony with her Cousins before the Shave Event and below after the event. Celina will be doing Volunteering Work in India later in the year and the Bush Bar Event was a most successful fundraiser.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday”

Millstreet Visit put back to September

Recently, about twenty members of the Pommerit-Millstreet twinning committee attended the AGM of the association. After the approval of the moral and financial report in 2017, a report was made of the meetings of departmental and regional Brittany-Ireland twinning committees. The observation is obvious. “Many committees are in survival and the future is very uncertain.”

With its 26 members, the Pommerit committee is doing pretty well and keeps its dynamism. After the re-election of the office, it was decided to renew the activities organized during the last season. The boules contest will take place on the weekend of April 28th and 29th. The association will participate in the Telethon.

For reasons of availability, the stay in Ireland, originally scheduled for late June, has been postponed after the summer holidays. The departure is scheduled for Friday, September 14 for a return on Sunday, September 23. This stay is open to all.  [from]


Death Notice: Eily Riordan, Carriganima

The death has occurred on Sunday 18th March 2018 of Eileen (Eily) RIORDAN (née Twomey), Knockraheen, Carriganima, Cork. Unexpectedly, in the presence of her loving family in ICU at Cork University Hospital. Sister of the late John Twomey. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving husband William, daughter Nora, son Jerry, son-in-law Jimmy, grandaughter Elaina, sister Margaret, nephews, nieces, in-laws, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

Reposing in St John the Baptist Church, Carriganima, on Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm followed by rosary. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon, followed by burial to St Colman’s Cemetery, Macroom. Family flowers only, by request. [1]

Eily’s Report – 20th March

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

As always the wheel of Millstreet keeps on turning and this past week was no exception. We had our St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a mountain climb, West Cork Rally, plus a mighty Rave Concert on Sunday at the Green Glens, attended by over 4000 revellers, to name but a few. And all went off without any bad incidents or injury. Baoichas le Dia.

Our St. Patricks Day Parade was made special as the one and only couple Daniel O’Donnell and Majella dropped in to be our Grand Marshals as part of their their countrywide travels to film their popular RTE program, “Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip.” A certain amount of confidentiality surrounds all these things and all I can say is that you’ll be seeing it on your screens in a few months time.

We were blessed with a cold but dry afternoon, and the crowds turned out in the thousands to cheer our renowned guests. Ireland’s win over England earlier in the day had them well psyched up for the parade at 5 o’clock and the pubs and food outlets, and taxis etc. did a roaring trade.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 20th March”

Success for Local Rally Crews at the West Cork Rally

Last weekends West Cork Rally produced some great results for some of our local crews that made the trip to Clonakilty to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event,there was Success for Mike P Kelleher/Eoghan McCarthy who emerged victorious in Class 10 in there Mark2 Escort,there were also some great performances from other local Crews including Darren Cremin/Liam Dennehy who finished 2nd in Class 11F, Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa who finished 4th in Class 10 who in turn were followed home by Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy in there Ford Escort with 5th in Class 10, and Denis Buckley/Jason Buckley who finished 7th in Class 10,unfortunately there was no luck for Don Moynihan/Kevin Murphy Ford Escort who were back after a long lay off from the Sport but retired with Mechanical Woes on Sunday while luck also deserted Derry Collins/Stephen Collins in there Class 9 Vauxhall Nova,and Derry Long/John Joe Williams in the Junior Section who both failed to make the finish,also local Co-Driver Declan Casey was calling the notes for Cavan Man Kevin Cole in a Ford Escort but luck also deserted them when they retired on Sunday with Mechanical Problems.The Event was won by Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley in there Ford Focus WRC who took a record breaking fifth consecutive victory, Josh Moffett/Andy Hayes Ford Fiesta were second overall and won the hotly contested R5 catagory,Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore in there Proton won the National Section,Owen Murphy won the Historic section in his Talbot Sunbeam and Gary McNamee in his Honda Civic was the top Junior Competitor.Frequent changeable weather during the Event made for very challenging driving conditions with very Cold Conditions and even some Snow making the going quite interesting but as always Cork Motor Club led by Greg McCarthy and his hard working Team which included Danny Creedon/Michael O`Riordan Subaru and Conor Falvey Porsche performing 00 Sweeper Duties along the Route Ran a Top Class Rally which was enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators alike.

We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can check out more of his photos at

[read more …] “Success for Local Rally Crews at the West Cork Rally”

More Donations from Volunteering Fundraisers

As the generosity of the local businesses and community was so great during the fundraising efforts for my volunteering in India, it allowed other donations to be made to two other very worthy causes Marymount Hospice and Millstreet Community Hospital. €910 has been donated to both (pictures below).

I shall send updates during my 10 weeks of volunteering. I have received my itinerary for the first four weeks and I shall be teaching a class of 30 kids in Palampur aged between 10 -15 yrs. I will be teaching English, mathematics, general knowledge and sports to them.

Again a massive thank you to everyone who helped out, took part and donated to these volunteering efforts – Celina.

[read more …] “More Donations from Volunteering Fundraisers”

Highlights of Wonderful St. Patrick’s Weekend 2018

What an exciting (and chilly) weekend it’s been when Daniel and Majella were accorded a royal welcome by Eily and the people of Millstreet and beyond (images of this we cannot share at the moment but at a later point permission will hopefully be granted)….when Millstreet Pipe Band performed inside and outside the Church…when Carriganima has its very own Snow Parade (!) with Fr. A. Wickham as its Grand Marshal (organizer Seán Murphy is very grateful for such wonderful support on such a cold day)…when Green Glens hosted a spectacular music event with well over 4,000 young people attending.  Here we share a selection of images from this special weekend.   We shall add lots more later. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Highlights of Wonderful St. Patrick’s Weekend 2018”

Today: Clara Mountain Run, and Techworks Festival

After all the excitement in Millstreet yesterday, today we welcome the Annual Clara Mountain Run which kicks off at the earlier time of 1:30pm from the West End (not to be confused with yesterday’s Ultra Marathon), and also the Techworks Dance Music Festival in the Green Glens where a sold out crowd of over 4,000 revellers will take in some of the best DJ’s from around Europe.

[read more …] “Today: Clara Mountain Run, and Techworks Festival”

Parish Newsletter – 18th March, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Lent – 18th March, 2018
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:

Saturday 17th March:
Millstreet Vigil 7.30 p.m.                  Sheila Barry, Murphy’s Terrace
Sunday 18th March:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                            Mary Moynihan, Rathduane
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           The deceased members of the Forde Family, Mologhroe & Lislehane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Peter & Helen Moynihan, Lackadota

Anniversaries:        Dan Corkery, West End;  Nora Creedon, West End; Christy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Nora Coffey, Macroom Road; Peg Healy, Murphy’s Terrace; Ned & Nora Buckley, Mill Lane & Knocknakilla; Breda Buckley, Coolnaguillagh; John & Catherine O’Donoghue, Aubane;  Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly; Con O’Sullivan, Lyreaoune; Abby McCarthy, Cork & Millstreet; Harry Dimmock, London & Aubane;  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 18th March, 2018”

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig Oraibh go léir Inniu

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all today, wherever you are ☘ ☘

St. Patrick  in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet
[Photo by  TMC Photography]

Our National Anthem played by the Millstreet Pipe Band

[read more …] “Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig Oraibh go léir Inniu”

Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 in Millstreet

We discover at Murphy’s Furniture Store in West End, Millstreet “St. Patrick” taking a selfie with his “Friends”(creatively designed by Petra)!  And we also continue to share some of the beautifully decorated windows in honour of our National St. Patrick’s Day.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 in Millstreet”

Death Notice: Kevin O’Connor, Rathroe

The death has occurred of James Kevin O’CONNOR, Rathroe, Derrinagree, Cork. Peacefully, in the loving care of Norah Naughton and staff of Araglen House, Nursing Home. Son of the late Johnny and Bridie, brother of the late Dan Joe, Con, Pat, John and Eilish. Sadly missed by his sisters Peggy, Sr Bridget and Nora, sisters-in-law Joan and Rita, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, neighbours and friends. May He Rest in Peace.

Reposing at the Presentation Church, Derrinagree, on Sunday from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery.

Preparing for Millstreet’s St. Patrick’s Day 2018

With lots of wonderfully adorned windows for our National St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on 17th March 2018 we meet with the dedicated members of Millstreet Community Council who on Thursday evening were superbly decorating Millstreet Town.  Here we share some 33 images of the enthusiastic preparations.   A very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And we continue to share some 28 more pictures of the splendid preparations…. [read more …] “Preparing for Millstreet’s St. Patrick’s Day 2018”

Sheila Barry – First Anniversary and Acknowledgement

Sheila Barry (née Cronin )
Died 19th. March 2017 [1]
Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet

On the occasion of Sheilas’ 1st. Anniversary, her husband Patsy, children Mary (Daly) Anthony, John ( J.J.) Francis and James along with their families, would like to acknowledge the expressions of sympathy and kindness we received from extended family , relatives, neighbours and friends.

A sincere thank you to all who called to our home, who brought food, helped with catering and to pay their respects, those who attended the removal and funeral mass. To those of you that sent mass cards, letters of condolence, telephone calls and gave donations for St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet Restoration Fund and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland , Thank you.

Our sincere thanks to Canon John Fitzgerald, Fr. Billy Radley Fr. Dan Cashman S.M.A. and to Sharon and Julie for their support , help and guidance , to Ann Ryan for arranging and supplying the beautiful singing and to Suzanne for the music.

A very special thanks to Davy, Timmy and Cora of Tarrant’s Funeral Directors for their professionalism, patience and understanding.

As instructed by Sheila no memorial cards will be distributed, and as it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope you all will accept this acknowledgement as a token of our appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has be offered for all of your intentions.

Remembered always with love, “May She Rest In Peace”.

First Anniversary Mass on Saturday 17th. March 2018 in St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet at 7-30 p.m.

Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Carriganima on Sunday

What is always a most enjoyable and colourful  annual Parade in Carriganima this year takes place on Sunday, 18th March at 3pm.  Weather permitting there will be the usual Bouncy Castle, Ice-cream Van, Media etc..  The Grand Marshal will be Fr. Anthony Wickham, P.P..   Following the St. Patrick’s Parade there will be music in The Pub with Tommy G..   We thank Seán Murphy for this advance information.  All are very welcome to this exciting annual event.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Museum Visit Recalled in Prestigious “Síocháin”

In the Autumn of 2017 retired Garda Tom Fox superbly coordinated a special visit to Millstreet Museum and a trip on Clara Mountain and beyond.  A wonderful feature has appeared in the Winter 2017 edition of “Síocháin” (the official regular journal of the Retired Gardaí Association) recalling the splendid visit.  We thank Tom and Peg (née Reen) for having presented a much appreciated copy of the Journal for our Museum Archives.   Here we share three images from the impressive publication.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Millstreet Museum Visit Recalled in Prestigious “Síocháin””

“Radio Treasures” on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight

Tonight on our programme at 10pm we feature songs by Joe Dolan and Sonny Knowles followed by Maggie Moynihan’s All – Ireland Celebratory Concert in Cullen in Feb. 2018.   We delve into our Audio Archives for “Dreamin'” and for “Loving You is Making Me Bananas!” We share some of the best 6-Word Short Stories.        We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   And there’s more … much more.  Our images also show our recent visit to Kanturk where Award winning Butcher Tim McCarthy introduced us to a wonderfully dedicated Group promoting the emerging “Old Butter Roads Food Trail”.

       Do join us …Feel welcome to text the programme on 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from within Ireland).   Or better still use the chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  To access the programme find us on Internet Radio under Ireland/Country or log into  And we meet with Mícheál & All in Derrinagree….. [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight”

Eily’s Report – 13th March

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

Mothers Day was widely celebrated last weekend, with Dads and Kids taking over the reins in the kitchen, thus making herself a lady of leisure for the one day in the year that is singled out for all Mothers. Gift Shops, hotels and restaurants did a roaring trade and as a rising tide raises all craft, everybody was a winner.

Last night Monday March 12 marked to closing of another Weigh-In in Cullen following their annual eight weeks stint, by the Cullen Special Needs Association.

€5,500 was collected on the night with more to come in the weeks ahead. 450 pounds weight lost. Many congratulations to this hardworking group on another successful venture.

Their annual Threshing Day will be held later in the year.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 13th March”