NET Ministries Retreat Team Arrives in Millstreet

Some of the NET Ministries Retreat Team based in Donegal just having arrived on the Grounds of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet for Thursday’s MCS Students’ Retreat. Click on the imges to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Divine Mercy Novena Concludes on Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 3pm

The annual Divine Mercy Novena is held at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily all this week. Everyone is very welcome. On Divine Mercy Sunday , 12th April 2015 Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank a member of the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge. (S.R.)
The annual Divine Mercy Novena will be held daily at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily from Good Friday 14th April 2017.   On Divine Mercy Sunday, 23rd April Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank a member of the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge.   (S.R.)


Thanks for supporting for Fairtrade MS Ireland fundraisers

The Millstreet Community School Transition Year Development Education Committee have now successfully completed two fundraising events to raise money for MS Ireland.  Both events featured cakes and cookies that they themselves baked using Fairtrade ingredients such as sugar, coffee, and cocoa.

On Tuesday 28th February they hosted a coffee morning in the Parish Centre, which raised €506.  On Tuesday 28th March they held a bake sale in Millstreet Community School canteen.  They made €170 from this.  So a grand total of €676 was raised.  Thanks to everyone who supported these initiatives in any way.  The students involved in running both events are to be commended on their efforts.

Black and White themed Entertainment Night at Aubane Community Centre on Friday 21 April at 8pm

Aubane Social Club are holding a Black and White themed Night at Aubane Community Centre on Friday 21 April at 8pm sharp,Entertainment on the Night will be provided by the ever popular Danny & Pat from Back on Track,Great night of Music Entertainment and Food promised, Admission Charge 10 Euro. The theme is a Black and White themed night so come wearing Black and White and join in the Fun,All Welcome.

Urgent accommodation request for retreat team o/n Wed. 29th March

The 1st students at Millstreet Community School have a retreat on Thursday 30th March 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre.  The retreat will be run by NET ministries, who are based in Co. Donegal and this will be the tenth year they’ve been to Millstreet.

Thanks to those who have already volunteered to host members of the retreat team.  All seven girls (18-25 year olds) have been accommodated.

We have not managed to find acommodation for the five boys (18-25 year olds) yet.  If anyone was in a position to host them that would be great. They need to be accommodated in a pair and a group of three.

If there are families able to give them accommodation and a simple meal on the evening of Wednesday 29th March (they’ll be arriving in Millstreet at about 6.30pm), and breakfast on Thursday 30th March, that would be great.  They need to be back at the Parish Centre for between 8.00am or 8.15am on the Thursday so they can get ready for the retreat.  If you can help please contact Millstreet Community School on 029 70087  as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your help.

Eily’s Report – 28th March

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

Our weather lived up to its name in earnest this past week. The opening days brought a trinkling of snow on the fields and muct heavier in the far away hills. And the second half of the week was semi-tropical with hot sun giving us all a glow of warmth and good cheer. But the dry weather caused some forest fores in the area. On Sunday nght the night skys were lit up in flaming red as mountain sides blazed. Our Fire brigade was out to control fires which threatened forests in some places. Thankfully due to their great efforts, no serious damage was reported.

Mothers Day was celebrated like never before, with brilliant sunshine to allow outdoor parties, some on the beach and an air of wellbeing all around. Baoichas le Dia.

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“Radio Treasures” on CMS Presented by William Fitzgerald This Tuesday

This Tuesday’s “Radio Treasures” programme from 9:30 to 11:00 pm will be presented by William Fitzgerald sharing the very best of Irish and Coruntry-and-Western music.  Many thanks to William for standing in this week for “Radio Treasures”.   The usual mixture of musings and music returns next week.  Happy listening on  (S.R.)

A.G.M. of Highly Regarded Millstreet Local Lotto at Wallis Arms Hotel

A very successful A.G.M. of Millstreet Local Lotto was held in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday, 25th March 2017 at which the enormous benefits of the excellent local fund were outlined and sincere thanks extended to all who consistently supported such a praiseworthy local project which has been in place for over twenty years. Seated are three of the wonderfully dedicated Officers of the Local Lotto Committee. From left: Denis and Marie Twomey, Noel Buckley. Also included are the many superb Committee Members and Supporters. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share further pictures of the significant annual event where the many local organisations reflected on the truly magnificent financial assistance which over the years has been provided for many important projects such as the hugely impressive development at Millstreet Town Park to mention but one of many. And let us remember that all these benefits are made possible by the very inspiring dedication of wonderful local VolunteersClick on the many images to enlarge. continue reading the full article “A.G.M. of Highly Regarded Millstreet Local Lotto at Wallis Arms Hotel”

Clocks Go Forward One Hour Tonight

Just a reminder that Clocks go forward one hour tonight as we welcome Summertime…or  “New Time” to which it is often referred.  One sure way of remembering whether clocks go forward or backwards is, according to one kind Millstreet native, easy to recall when one recalls the following rhyme:  “Spring forward in the Spring but fall backwards in the Fall (Autumn)! “ (S.R.)

Parish Newsletter – 26th March, 2017


Fourth Sunday of Lent – 26th March, 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: Sheila Barry, Murphy’s Terrace; Margaret Murphy (née Lucey, Tooreenbawn);

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 25th March:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Daniel & Elizabeth Creedon, Cloghoula Sunday 26th March:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Jerry O’Leary, Knockcahill
Cullen 10.15 a.m. John Ring & the deceased members of the Ring Family, Eagloune
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Peter & Helen Moynihan, Lackadota

Anniversaries: John C & Julia O’Leary, Adrivale; Netta Dennehy, Cloghoula; Patrick & Lena Buckley, Aubane; Michael & Mary Buckley, Aubane; Andrew Hickie, The Square; Tony Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace; Andrew Smyth, Murphy’s Terrace; Batt O’Keeffe, Mill View & Clara Road; Paddy Casey, Clara; Nora Coffey, Macroom Road; Andrew Patrick Guerin, Knocknagullane; Mary O’Brien, Carrigaline; James Murphy, Cork; Matt Twomey, Brookpark, Kilcorney.  continue reading the full article “Parish Newsletter – 26th March, 2017”

“Where the Road Takes Me” Sunday on C103 at 7pm

We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene, for the following advance information on this week’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week on Where the road takes me, we continue and conclude the story of Cork City Football Club. Rescued from examinership by their supporters in 2010, the club has since become a model of success both on and off the field. The manner of their rescue has since been an inspiration to much bigger clubs who find themselves in a similar situation. Next month representatives from Schalke-Zero-4 , one of the biggest clubs in Europe arrive in Cork to learn from Cork City’s supporter’s trust.

This week…………..

Vice Chairman of the board of Foras Cork City speaks about the ‘Friday night experience’ at Turners Cross, where huge emphasis is placed on accommodating families.

Former board member Niamh o’Mahony tells us about her role as CEO of ‘Supporters Direct Europe’, which helps fans to set up democratic co-operatives to gain influence in the running and ownership of their own clubs.

Striker Seanie Maguire looks back on his most memorable goal in the FAI Cup Final against Dundalk last year in the Aviva Stadium.

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Annual Good Friday Table Quiz in Aubane

Aubane Social Club Annual Good Friday Table Quiz will take place on Friday 14 April at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre, Tables of 4 €40.00,Under 18`s half price. Raffle also on the night. All Welcome.


Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run this Sunday March 26

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on tomorrow Sunday March 26,the Run will depart from Dromtariffe Hall with Sign on from 12 Noon and Take Off at 1pm Sharp with a nice Scenic Route winding its way back to the Finish in Millstreet
All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part, for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332 or Donie Lucey 086 8545873.

Wonderfully Successful Daffodil Day 2017 in Millstreet

Friday, 24th March 2017 is official Daffodil Day and how wonderfully successful it has been in Millstreet due to the superb dedication of inspiring Coordinators and Supporters. Here we view a selection of images from the various locations in Millstreet. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

Mary Fitzgerald’s Annual Coffee Morning with her many dedicated Coordinators held the splendid event in the GAA Community Hall yesterday.

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Diagnostic Audiology Services available at Reen’s

Mr. Viru Bamarde is a clinical audiologist who has worked for ten years with the HSE. He has started his own clinic in East Village Medical Centre, Douglas, and his service is also available with Reen’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Millstreet.
For an appointment please contact him on: 086-4562732
Available audiological services: * Diagnostic Hearing Test for Adults & Children * Microsuction Ear Wax Removal (Simple, Clean & Safe). * Tinnitus (Ringing Noise in Ear) Management * Digital Hearing Aids Fitting & Prescription * Cochlear Implant & Deaf Help.

For further information on Viru, see the Irish Hearing Clinic website.

Mushera Volunteers Easter 1916 Plaque Unveiling Celebrations DVD now available

A new DVD has been produced of the Plaque unveiling in Aubane Community Centre which took place last December to remember the 1916 Mushera Company of Irish Volunteers, the price of the DVD is 10 Euro and copies are available from Noreen Kelleher Aubane and Noreen can be contacted on 087 9486673 if you wish to purchase a Copy.


Death Notice: Maurice O’Keeffe – Legendary Musician of Sliabh Luachra

Award recipient, Maurice O’Keeffe pictured with Gerry Harrington (left) Peter Browne, Cormac O’Mahony and Mr. O’Keeffe’s granddaughter, Eileen O’Keeffe during Sunday night’s concert at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre. ©Photograph: John Reidy 28/10/2007

We share “The Maine Valley Post” feature on the recent sad departure to his Eternal Rest of the legendary Gentleman and Musician Supreme – Maurice O’Keeffe.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  (S.R.)

The death has occurred of Maurice O’Keeffe, Musician, Glounreigh, Kiskeam, Cork. Maurice passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family in his 98th year.Beloved husband of the late Peg and father of the late Jeremiah. Deeply regretted by his sons: Francis, Denjoe and Christy, daughters: Maura, Sheila, Eileen and Margaret, brother John, sister Julie, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brother-in-law Dermot, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and his many friends.

May He Rest In Peace.

Maurice achieved a degree of fame in the late 1960s when, as a Cork County Council road ganger he was filmed playing the fiddle on the side of the road during a tea break with his men. Of more sustainable fame for Maurice though was his undoubted gift for the music of his locality and his generosity with the dispersal of the many tunes he had gathered and learned. continue reading the full article “Death Notice: Maurice O’Keeffe – Legendary Musician of Sliabh Luachra”

Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning on Thursday 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m.

The Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning (coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald & dedicated Supporters) will take place in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall this Thursday, 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m..  All are very welcome to this important and praiseworthy fundraising event.  (S.R.)

Cloghoula N.S. Awarded Important Prestigious Safety Flag

Cloghoula N.S. was awarded the highly prestigious Safety Flag on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Principal, Mary Murphy welcomes Caroline Casey – Cork County Council Education Officer for Road, Water and Farm – to Cloghoula N.S.. Caroline who hails from Banteer and is a sister of Rita Buckley provided superb illustrated talks on Road, Water and Farm Safety before presenting the very important Safety Flag to the School. Sincere congratulations to all involved.

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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 were Class Wins for three of our local Crews who competed with Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy emerging victorious in Class 10 in there Mark2 Escort, Sean Moynihan/Sean Nolan in another Mark2 Escort took the Class 12 Honours while John Murphy/ Eoghan McCarthy came out on top in Class 20 with there Subaru Impreza,there were also some great performances from other local Crews including Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa who finished 3rd in Class 10 who in turn were followed home by Denis Buckley/Declan Casey in there Ford Escort while Todd Falvey/Peter Falvey in there Porsche 911 were 5th overall in the Historic section on there return to competition following a lenghty break from the sport,unfortunately there was no luck for Dan Kelleher/Gavin Downey Ford Escort who retired with Mechanical Woes late on Sunday while luck also deserted Pat Sheehan/Liam Dennehy Renault Clio and Colin Moynihan/Sean Collins Honda Civic who both failed to make the finish.The Event was won by Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley in there Ford Focus WRC who took a record breaking fourth consecutive victory, Josh Moffett Ford Fiesta was second overall and won the hotly contested R5 catagory while Kevin Eves co-driven by Macroom Man William Lynch won the National Rally in his Toyota Corolla,Barry Jones won the Historic section in his Ford Escort and Kieran Reen in his Honda Civic was the top Junior Competitor.Frequent changeable weather during the Event made for very challenging driving conditions but as always Cork Motor Club led by Greg McCarthy and his hard working Team which included Danny Creedon/Derry Healy 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.

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Top Picture – Sean Moynihan/Sean Nolan Ford Escort Class 12 Winners

Middle Picture – Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy Class 10 Winners

Bottom Picture -John Murphy/Eoghan McCarthy Class 20 Winners

Death Notice: Margaret Murphy (née Lucey of Tooreenbawn)

The death has occurred in her 95th year on Tuesday March 20th 2017 of Mrs Margret (Peg) Murphy (née Lucey of Tooreenbawn), beloved wife of the late Frank & loving mother to her eight children & granchildren.

Arrangements (in the UK) to follow when available.
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“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight …  Despite the snow of this morning Spring is clearly in evidence with such colourful flowers.  We visit Rathcoole Playschool which this very morning had what must be Ireland’s last superbly colourful St. Patrick’s Parade 2017.  Lots of excellent music from England, India and of course, Ireland.   And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) And we continue to share some more images.  Please click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″