John Coleman presents medals in Kilcorney N.S.

John Coleman presented medals in Kilcorney N.S. on Tuesday 20th June. The Kilcorney Girls’ and Boys’ team had a very exciting year in the Rural School Championships. The girls just missed out on victory, but played brilliantly against both Lismire and Meelin. The boys team defeated our near neighbours Lyre N.S. in a thrilling final. We thank John for bringing his wonderful collection of medals that he has won in many different sporting codes. Wishing all a happy and safe summer from Kilcorney N.S
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Eily’s Report – 27th June

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

The Annual Mass at St. Johns Well takes place this evening Tuesday June 27th. Starting at 7.30. Lets hope it will be blessed with fine weather.

Once again we have a feast of Equestrian Events to look forward to in the months ahead at the wonderful Green Glens/Drishane Complex. These are some important dates for your diary, some almost at our doorstep already:

  • FEI European Eventing Championships – Monday 17th July to Sunday 23rd July.
  • Millstreet International Horse Show – Tuesday 1st August to Sunday 6th August.
  • Millstreet International Horse Trials – Tuesday 22nd to Sunday 27th August.

Please take note of these important dates and be ready to support them as they come on stream. Again we look forward to a spectacular parade through the town with many nations taking part. []

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

Annual Medjugorje Anniversary Mass in Tralee on Monday, 3rd July at 7:30pm

Our Annual Medjugorje Anniversary Mass takes place in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Monday next 3rd July 2017.  Rosary and Confession take place before Mass which commences at 7.30 p.m. There will be Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Mass. Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre.  We thank Breda King for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Our next “Radio Treasures” on Internet Radio Cork Music Station on American Independence Day

Our next “Radio Treasures” on Internet Radio Cork Music Station will be broadcast on American Independence Day – Tuesday 4th July 2017 from 9:30 to 11:00pm.   Since we’ve now commenced transmitting on Internet Radio we note an increasing number of new Listeners.  Much of this is because it is now much easier to access our Local Radio Station (broadcast globally) once one has an Internet Radio.  A reminder of the steps to follow to access:

Turn on Internet Radio.  Go to Menu…to All Stations…Local Ireland…Country…And there you will find Cork Music Station.  Save it on a specific button so that one can just press that selected button anytime to access our Radio Station.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee First Community Walk of 2017

The Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee first community walk will take place Thursday 29th  June at 7.30pm (weather permitting). We are doing the circle of Laught Wood(approx. 2 miles) Parking at forest gate. (Take left at Rathcoole school, first right to Kilcorney before the bridge, next right at the 1916 monument. From Millstreet/Kilcorney road, take the signposted ‘The Thatch Cottage’).Our walks in previous years have been wonderfully enjoyable so please join us again for a lovely evening as we wander the byways of our parish. Everybody welcome. If in doubt because of weather, please contact 087 0648108 or 086 3720960.  We thank Christine for this important notice.  (S.R.)

International First Holy Communion 2017 in Millstreet

Recently at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet two ladies from Malawi in Africa having been dedicatedly prepared by Sr. Rosemary Barter of Drishane House, Killarney Road – received their First Holy Communion during a mid-week Mass concelebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Fr. Paddy O’Byrne.  Following the special ceremony the congregation congratulated the two Communicants and their families.  Later refreshments were enjoyed at “Nibbles” in West End.  Click on the images to enlarge.   We thank Mike Riordan for providing us with the names of the families. (S.R.)

Prudence Milonde and Bertha Musa are the two ladies who received their First Holy Communion. Their husbands are Frank Ndema and Chimango Manondo respectively. Their children are Ashley and Terence.  They are all from Malawi, Africa.

Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Church Gate Collection – Thank You

Thanks to all those who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection for the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat which raised €1,932.05. Thanks to those who stood at the collection & to those who advertised it in advance & thanks to the people of Millstreet Parish for their ongoing support for the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat. It is very much appreciated.

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank John Greene, Presenter, for the following advance information re this evening’s radio feature (S.R.):

You don’t have to be a Leonardo Da Vinci or an Alan Titchmarsh to take part in the ‘Gardens and Galleries Trail’ which happens in Innishannon the weekend after next – (Sat July1st & Sun July 2nd). The novel idea last year to hold a week end garden and art trail was such a success that the Friends of Innishannon and the Tidy Towns committee have once again joined forces for what promises to be an exciting two days in the village.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, and accompanied by local author Alice Taylor, John Greene pays a visit to some of the gardens and galleries to meet the owners. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

Thank you to Mary Buckley & Family

One huge ‘Thank You’ to Mary Buckley and family, for hosting a Tea & Coffee Day and raising a phenomenal €3,500 for the Mercy University Hospital Cancer Appeal. It was organised in memory of loving husband, father and friend, John Buckley. Friends and family were treated to a mini buffet of pastries and Mary’s famous Tea Brack accompanied! Thank you to all who supported.
We also wish Mary, and her daughter Audrey O’Sullivan, the very best of luck in the Womans Way & Beko Mother of the Year 2017 awards, both are nominated.
Do you have a great fundraising idea for the Mercy? Call Deirdre on 021-4274076 or email <email>
or see – from the Mercy Hospital Foundation Cork

[read more …] “Thank you to Mary Buckley & Family”

Parish Newsletter – 25th June, 2017

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 25th June, 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: Noel Lyons, Station House & San Francisco; Mai O’Herlihy, Rathmore & Glantane

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 24th June:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Neily O’Leary, West End
Sunday 25th June:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Joe White, Tubber
Cullen      10.15 a.m. John Fleming, Glountane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.  Mary Sheehan, Tanyard Wood

Anniversaries: Patrick & Molly Kelleher, Tullig; Thomas, Mary & Catherine Barrett, Killowen; Sheila McSweeney, Murphy’s Terrace; Angela & Stella Pomeroy, Willowbrook; Nelius Guein, Ballydaly; Ellie May, Daniel , Tadgie & Liam O’Keeffe, Cullen; Michael & Elsie Barry, Clondrohid; Cornelius O’Mahony, Laught.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 25th June, 2017”

Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club Annual BBQ Run on this Saturday Evening June 24th

Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club will hold there Annual BBQ Run on next Saturday Evening the 24th of June! Sign on at The Bush Bar between 5.30 and 6.45 with the Run departing at 7pm John P Kelleher has laid on a very nice Scenic Route of around 40km which winds its way through some lovely Countryside on its way to the finish at Moll Cartys Bridge in Kilcorney for a Riverside Barbeque.
All Classic and Vintage Welcome, you can Contact John P Kelleher on 087 8300494 for More Details.

The Killing of Michael Dinneen

Early on the morning of the 24th of June 1921 I.R.A. Volunteer Michael Dineen from the Kilcorney Company County Cork was taken prisoner by Auxiliaries in a round-up of I.R.A. suspects. He was picked up at his brother’s house Ivale, and his body was later found at Tooreenbawn some three hundred yards from his home he had been shot.


“About 7 a.m. on Friday, June 24th., I noticed some Auxiliaries and a policeman at a little distance from my house. I have since ascertained that the policeman’s name was Dowd. I called my brother, Michael, who was in bed. He got up and dressed, and was saying his morning prayers when the Auxiliaries came in. They questioned him and charged him with being in the Rathcoole Ambush on the previous week, and with being an officer in the I.R.A., all of which was untrue, and which he denied. Then they took him out of the house and one of them went to his room, searched it and took some money. When this man came downstairs he ordered my brother to be brought in again, and questioned him about Sinn Fein, etc, and said: “I’m going to shoot you because you must be an officer in the I.R.A.” “If you do,” said Michael, “I can’t help it. I suppose you shot as innocent men as me.” He ordered Michael to be brought outside  [read more …] “The Killing of Michael Dinneen”

Donncha Raises the Wonderfully Impressive Fifth Flag for Cullen N.S.

Sincere congratulations to Cullen N.S. on recently being awarded their hugely impressive fifth Green Flag. What a marvellous achievement. Great credit is due to all who have so dedicatedly contributed to such success. It was sportsman supreme, Donncha O’Connor who recently hoisted the most recent 2017 Flag. We have also been provided with a full report seen below and we share a selection of images from the very special occasion. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we continue to share lots more images and a full report:

Cullen N.S. was awarded its fifth Green Flag, the Biodiversity flag, on Thursday, May 11th at the Radisson Blu in Cork.  Four members of Cullen National Schools Green-School committee were presented with the coveted flag in recognition of the school’s environmental endeavours over the course of the past two years.  Various changes were made to the school grounds as part of Cullen N.S.’s Green-School Action Plan.  Nesting boxes for wild birds were attached to trees near the playground and a bird feeder was also erected.  A leaf-pile, a log-pile and a bug-hotel were created for mini-beasts to make themselves at home and an area of grass was cordoned off to be left unmanaged so that Irish wildflowers could thrive.  Pupils of Cullen N.S. also engaged in many biodiversity educational activities: They planted radishes, cress, broad beans, microgreens and a willow tree in the school field.  An ecologist and environmental educator visited the school to educate pupils on the variety of wild Irish birds and animals.  Senior class pupils enjoyed a trip to Fota wildlife park, where they learned all about the many wild animals of the world, threats to their existence as well as Fota’s quest to remain environmentally friendly.  Nuala, from I.R.D. Duhallow, came as a guest-speaker to inform pupils, parents and members of the community about invasive species in Duhallow and I.R.D.’s quest to eradicate Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam from local riverbanks and ditches.  Staff, pupils, parents and members of the community were delighted to welcome Donncha O’Connor, senior Cork footballer, on Wednesday, May 17th 2017 where he raised Cullen N.S.’s fifth Green Flag.

And below we feature many more images of the historic occasion:

[read more …] “Donncha Raises the Wonderfully Impressive Fifth Flag for Cullen N.S.”

Magnificent Cheque in Memory of Eimear Presented to Irish Community Air Ambulance

Following a recent hugely successful fundraising Coffee Day at the home of Anne Marie and Jerry O’Mahony of Clara a truly magnificent cheque for an amazing €5,450.00 was presented to Ann Kelly of Irish Community Air Ambulance.  The very special event in memory of Eimear O’Mahony was enormously supported by so many people whose memory of Eimear is of great significance in their lives.   Here we share images of the Coffee Day, Eimear’s Garden, the Tree planted by Jerry and Derry and the official presentation of the marvellously impressive cheque.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) We share 19 more images below:
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Glorious Sunshine for Millstreet Corpus Christi Procession 2017

Millstreet’s Annual Corpus Christi Procession which took place on Sunday, 18th June 2017 was blessed with glorious sunshine. Here we share almost 150 images of the very colourful solemn occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

AAAnd we continue to share some 130 more pictures of the special occasion.  The 18-300 Lens used for the first time has allowed more comprehensive coverage of the annual event which always evokes memories of Processions of bygone years in Millstreet. [read more …] “Glorious Sunshine for Millstreet Corpus Christi Procession 2017”

Non Exam League Champions

Congratulations to our Duarigle Gaels Minor team and management who won the Non-Exam League Final last night in Cill na Matra with a 2-10 to 1-9 victory over Agninagh (ht: 1-4 to 0-4). All the sweeter as Aghinagh had beaten us a week earlier in the league. (photo Duarigle Gaels Keale Gaels)

[read more …] “Non Exam League Champions”

Michael Healy’s Retirement

Thanks to Geraldine Dennehy who has sent us a few shots from the Millstreet Fire Brigade’s presentation to Micheal Healy, Station Officer on his retirement after twenty five years of service to Millstreet Fire Station. On the night he was joined by his crew members who presented him with a beautiful piece of Art On Slate and by his wife Kathleen and his family.
Also we wish every success to fellow member Paula Healy/O’Shea on being appointed Station Officer.

[read more …] “Michael Healy’s Retirement”

Seeking Photograph of Original Millstreet Creamery

A request to our Millstreet website – Does anyone have a photograph of the original Millstreet Creamery on Drishane Road?  It would be very much appreciated if anyone could email such an image to millstreetmuseum which we shall share with those who made this request.  (S.R.)

Cork Music Station now on Internet Radio – How to Access

It is indeed a true milestone for Cork Music Station to have been launched from today (20th June 2017) on Internet Radio.  Up to now we were an online radio station accessed mainly through computer, ipad and phone.  All this will continue but now we are being broadcast on Internet Radio worldwide.   To discover this on your Internet Radio just go to Menu.  Look for Stations…Local Ireland….Country and that is where Cork Music Station is available as clear as could be worldwide.   Save the station on a particular number and that allows one to immediately turn on the station whenever one wishes by just pressing the chosen button number.   Cork Music Station is a 24/7 Station with the very best Country and Western plus Irish music and song.   Delighted to be involved with “Radio Treasures” on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:00pm.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)