Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 26th June 2022



Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

26th June 2022

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

Telephone Nos.:  Landline:  029 70043  &  Mobile: 087 775 2948

Email:  millstreet


Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

9.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the Souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS:  Kathleen Healy, Tullig Cross; Gregor Rokosz, West End & Poland; Jadwiga Kalarus, Rathcoole & Poland

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday  :      25th June

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Mary Sheehan, Tanyard Wood;  Betty & Timmy O’Callaghan & their son Dermot Shronebeeha    

Sunday  :        26th June

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Eugene & Margaret McCarthy, Coolinarne &  Denis & Margaret McCarthy, Boherbue             

Cullen      10.15 a.m.              Eddie & Peg Forde, Mologhroe;  Neily, Catherine Duggan & their daughter Kathleen & son Neil & grandson Niall   

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.         Jackie & Kathleen Forde, Murphy’s Tce. &  Katie & Paddy Kelleher, Church St. & Mullinahorna;  Deceased members of Forde & Kelleher families.   Mick, Con & Bill Kelleher, Killowen.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Eddie O’Sullivan, Lyreaoune, Neilus Guerin, Ballydaly, John & Catherine Kelleher, Carrigacooleen, Sheila McSweeney, Murphy’s Tce., Kitty O’Sullivan, Mill View, Peter & Nora Desmond, Claramore, Eugene O’Connell, Dooneen, Paddy & Nora O’Connell, London, Joan Daly, Mallow.                                                 

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday  :    2nd July

Millstreet Vigil  6.30 p.m.     Denis & the deceased members of Healy family, Claraghatlea;    Donal McCarthy, Aubane (recently deceased)

Sunday  :    3rd July

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Christy Philpott, Ballydaly

Cullen       10.15a.m. Eileen & Peter Cronin, Knockduff     

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Rev. Brendan & Donal O’Hare, Victor & Margaret O’Hare, Cloghoulamore  

Millstreet Church: Mass times this week, unless there is a funeral.

Mass on Monday at 10.00am for those buried in the Churchyard & Cillín (Clara Road)

Mass on Tuesday at 10.00am for Private Intention

Mass on Wednesday at 10.00am People of the Parish

Mass on Thursday at 10.00am for Kathleen & Patrick Buicke, Murphy’s Tce.

Mass on Friday at 7.30pm for Catherine Desmond Cullen (recently deceased & Lucey Family, Tooreenbawn.   [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 26th June 2022”

Millstreet Day Centre is looking for ARTISTS/PAINTERS

Millstreet Day Centre is looking for ARTISTS/PAINTERS to come volunteer at the Day Centre. We have great interest from our clients & residents to try their hand at painting & we are looking for someone to lead the cause! Many people think that art practices like painting and drawing are just hobbies but research shows that art therapy can be a valuable approach for improving an older person’s physical and mental health. Starting a hobby such as painting has many benefits such as improved cognitive function & mood, enhanced motor skills, increased social interaction & improved memory.

If you have an hour to spare Mon to Thurs at 11.00am or 2.00pm – any type of art or painting would be hugely welcomed!! If you have the time or know someone that does please get in touch with the Centre on (029) 70926 or <email>

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for the elderly & isolated in the Millstreet catchment area. 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>

Sheila Brennan (née O’Riordan) Newtown, Bantry & Millstreet

The death has occurred of Sheila Brennan (née O’Riordan)
Newtown, Bantry, Co. Cork / Millstreet, Co. Cork

On June 21st, 2022, peacefully at her home Sheila, (late of Lackabawn, Millstreet) beloved wife of John, dear mother of Margot (Murphy) and Martin. Sadly missed by her loving family, son-in-law Dan, grandchildren Emily, Kilian, Dearbhla and Caroline, brother-in-law Mick and his wife May nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, kind neighbours and friends.

May she rest in peace.

Reposing at her home on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 2pm to 4pm, reposing at Coakley’s Funeral Home, Chapel St., Bantry from 6pm to 7pm, with vigil prayers at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday, June 23rd, at 12 noon at St Finbarr’s Church, Bantry (livestreamed on )followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet arriving at 2.30pm approx.

Messages of sympathy may be left below in the condolences section HERE.

Great Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Car Run last Saturday Evening

After a 3 year Break due to Covid 19 Restrictions the Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Car Run made a welcome return back to the MVC Calendar last Saturday Evening, the Event which was again in Aid of Bumbleance Children’s Ambulance Service made its Comeback in fine style with over 90 Cars taking part, the starting point was the Cullen
Community Centre where the Bumbleance Ambulance was also on display, the Cars left Cullen just after 6pm and made there way on a Scenic Route up to Knocknagree, then on to the outskirts of Ballydesmond, Quarry Cross, Kilsarcon, and on to Castleisland before heading out the Abbeyfeale Road and then turning left and heading up into some spectacular views of the Countryside that brought the Cars down into the Finish at O`Riadas Bar and Restuarant near Ballymacelligott, the weather was favourable for the occasion which added to the atmosphere of the Event and this was followed by Refreshments and Musical Entertainment supplied by the Michelle Murphy Band, Danny Tobin and Heart to Heart at the Finish, again the Bumbleance Ambulance was on display at O’Riadas and a viewing of this very impressive Vehicle gives a person an idea of the great Work and Service this Voluntary Group carry out for seriously ill Children.

There was an open draw made before the start of the Run in Cullen for a Perpetual Trophy and this was won by Anthony Murray in his Toyota Starlet.

Millstreet Vintage Club and Event Organiser Willie Fitzgerald would like to thank Everyone who came along to the Event, your Support was tremendous and much appreciated, a big shout out must go out to the People that helped out on Saturday Evening which made the Event a massive success, to all the Marshalls, Bike Marshalls, Registration/Sign On, Route Layout/Arrowing Crew, the hardworking Catering Crew in Cullen etc many many thanks for all your help, also thanks must go out to Cullen Pipe Band, An Garda Siochana, Cullen Community Centre, O`Riadas for great Food and Hospitality, Photographers and Media People, thanks also to Sean Radley for the Amplification System and finally many thanks to all the people that donated Spot Prizes for the Raffle namely, Moriarty’s Centra Farranfore, Kealy Coaches Cullen, The Pub Carriganima, Super Valu Millstreet, Murphys Gala Banteer Kanturk, Duggans Recovery, Liam O`Connor Garage, and Dan Barry Crash Repairs.

We hope you Enjoyed the Event and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
Photos by Tom Corbett, Ross O’ Mahony, Ray Corkery and Richard Norton.

For anybody that may have not been at the Event on Saturday Evening last but would like to make a Contribution to Bumbleance you can still do so on a Go Funde Me Page organised by Corkmusicstation and Willie Fitzgerald, this Go Fund Me Fundraiser Page will remain Live until the end of June and can be found on the Link Below.

“Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.10pm on CMS Tonight

On this the longest day of the year – 21st June 2022 – Preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” beginning at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.10 to 11.10pm on Cork Music Station.    Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tonight’s programme includes lots of uplifting songs, music, musings and requests.  Also:

  1.  The significance of the number 102!!   See the following to learn about the amazing fundraising 102km Big Walk for Little Lives which recently took place in Co. Waterford…..This is a summary of the story as told by Maria and Jonathan Radley Our daughter, Christina, was born extremely prematurely at 27 weeks + 4 days on 25.06.2021 in CUMH, weighing 1 pound 2 Oz. To our absolute naivety, little did we know the journey Christina and all of us would have ahead of us. Her “new womb” aka Neonatal ICU (NICU) through state of the art technology, the most amazingly gifted and more importantly caring people, Christina survived & thrived, with a lot of bumps & hurdles along the way. For the duration of Christina’s time in NICU (102 days), Brú Columbanus became our “home away from home”. A family room at this amazing facility was made available to us with absolutely no requirement of payment. This meant that we were within walking distance of  Christina at all times. To this extent, no words will ever suffice on our behalf for both Neo ICU & Brú Columbanus however we feel it’s the least we can do to raise funds for both facilities and more importantly raise awareness of what amazing and devoted people they are. Thank you for your support x   And one may still donate to the fundraising by tapping on the following link:
  2.  Hugely successful Bumbleance Car Run.
  3.  Rathcoole Airfield Visit.
  4.  Corpus Christi Procession 2022.
  5. Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  6. 89th Birthday Celebrations.
  7. Chatting about the images below.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.
  8. Happy Listening!
    Magnificent Traditional Concert at Newmarket’s Cultúrlann held last week when Pat Fleming’s brilliant CD was officially launched.

    William Fitzgerald and Bernard Crowley – two of the main organisers of the Annual Bumbleance Car Run.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.10pm on CMS Tonight”

Carriganima Community Development Group’s Uplifting Updates

We thank Martin McSweeney of Carriganima Community Development Group  for sharing this superb feature illustrating the magnificent work carried out recently in the wonderfully scenic Carriganima area.  Sincere congratulations and every success to the splendidly dedicated Group.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Carriganima Community Development Group’s Uplifting Updates”

Eily’s Report – 21st June

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

Monday June 20, and beautiful sun drenched day to herald in the longest day of the year. The turf is drying  rapidly in the bog, making up for a late start and there is a vast increase in the number of patrons seeking peat fuel this year. Turf  has been the saving grace of our people for centuries. Apart from giving employment it gave light and heat to the poorest of the poor. When oil was scarce during the 39/45 war we did our lessons by the light of the fire. From beginning to end turf gave exercise and hope to both man and beast who were involved in rescuing it from it’s bed of slush on mountains and flatlands. Turf was created when it built itself up over the centuries. The vegetation which grew on the boggy surface rotted down over the years and ever so slowly grew into tall banks ready for the day when man and shleán came to avail of it. The jelly-like surface held together only by a thin film of greenery. So bogs by nature are pretty inaccessible and in the old days the best help which was available to cope with it’s soft terrain was the humble ass. Men cut the turf and spread out on the ground to dry but getting it to hard ground by the roadside was in many cases done  by a donkey.   Creels or baskets strewn across the animal’s back were commonly used in the West of Ireland. A scene which featured in many a picture postcard, but not so around here, so homemade inventions were put together for the task. Day after day the nimble beast made the rounds from bank to roadside ferrying the precious turf on some sheet of tin or timber dray until the last ciraan was out.  To be collected later by a powerful horse and crib and brought  home. At home many turf sheds were placed a distance from the dwelling house, in a sort of effort to spare it. The word spare was applied to most things that time. Spare the turf,  a cranky man could be heard saying to the wife, Spare that turf, you were a long way from the bank when I was cutting it. But he still had to get his dinner. Once home the turf had to be brought into the house for the fire. So a jute or meal bag was the normal receptacle. Young lads were usually the ones for this task, at least it was in  our house.  As he headed off bag in hand he would go with the warning to bring the dry ones and as he filled his sack with sods  he had to do his best to obey orders, and you dare not give a back answer or a well placed clip in the ear could follow. Needless to say sods of turf got broken in transit, small pieces were known as Ciaraans, while more turned to dust and  was called turf bruss. Ciaraans were very welcome when the fire was bad. They were very like lumps of coal and they ignited very fast and always gave new life to a sulking hearth. On the other hand turf bruss or turf dust as some people called it was rarely used for anything. It’s hard for us now to imagine that the fuel which served us so well for centuries has now become a forbidden thing. It almost feels like the  betrayal of an old friend.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 21st June”

Millstreet Vintage Club Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited happening on Sunday July 3rd

Keep Sunday July 3rd Free in the Diary for the Millstreet Vintage Club Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited2022,Donie Lucey has organised 3 great Stages in a Compact Route of 50 miles Starting and Finishing In Millstreet Town,Sign on is at the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet Eircode (P51 D25 W) from 10.30am with Take Off at 12 Noon,Cars will Tackle Gortnagane,then will go for a Pitstop in Glenflesk before tackling Mullaghanish and then on to the Mushera Stage before heading back to Millstreet for the Finish,Each Participant will receive a Traditional Bumper Plate to mark the Running of the Event,for Further Details Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873. 

Fr. Paddy O’Byrne Celebrates Mass at Tubrid Monday at 7.30pm

Marking 62 years since Fr. Paddy was ordained all are welcome to Tubrid Holy Well tonight (20th June 2022) when at 7.30pm Fr. Paddy will celebrate Mass this glorious evening in Summer.   Earlier today Fr. Paddy had four special American Visitors from Colon and Wahoo, Nebraska coming to Millstreet for over one hour.   Here we feature images from earlier today.   We thank Breeda O’Leary of West End for sharing the wonderful images recorded at Tubrid, at the Church and at Station Road.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Mary Dennehy waiting for the American Visitors at Millstreet Museum this Monday morning.
At Tubrid Holy Well this morning American Visitors from Nebraska with Fr. Paddy.

Visiting St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet – from left: Patricia and Jon Swanson whose marriage ceremony was performed by Fr. Paddy in 1985. Also included is their daughter Samantha who had been baptised by Fr. Paddy. A neighbour with Olympic connections is also included.
A visit to Fr. Paddy’s Shop.
The Group meets with Hannelie O’Connor at Station Road.

[read more …] “Fr. Paddy O’Byrne Celebrates Mass at Tubrid Monday at 7.30pm”

Sincere Thank You to everyone who contributed to the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat

The Burke & McCarthy families would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to the Church Gate Collection in Millstreet for the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat. €1,757.60 was the total raised. Thanks to all who helped out with the collection as without their help it couldn’t take place

Kathleen Healy (née Mulcahy), Tullig Cross, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Kathleen Healy (née Mulcahy), Tullig Cross,  Millstreet,  Co. Cork.

On 19th June 2022, peacefully, in the exceptional care of The Bon Secours Hospital, Cork. Loving wife of the late Denis. Much loved mother of Miriam and Liam. Sadly missed by her loving family, son-in-law Liam, daughter-in-law Janet, adored grandchildren Billy, Kate and Lucie, brother Donie, sisters Nuala, Helen and Mary, sister-in-law Sheila, brothers-in-law Tony, Jim, Mark, Donie and Paddy, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

May She Rest In Peace

Family rosary at her residence on Monday. Reposing at her residence on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Mass can be viewed on Messages of sympathy can be left on the condolence link HERE.

The AGM of Millstreet & District Housing Association CLG postponed

Unfortunately the AGM of Millstreet & District Housing Association CLG that was due to be held tomorrow night, Monday 20th June, has been postponed. A new date will be arranged shortly. that was due to be held tomorrow night, Monday 20th June, has been postponed. A new date will be arranged shortly.

Babysitting service available


My name is Esfir Connolly and I am a fifth year student (going into sixth year in September) in MCS and I have been looking for a job since TY!!

I’ve decided that this summer I will try and get a babysitting job!

I have been involved in many projects with the school and I am good with kids and am available everyday except Thursday evenings (after 6) and Sunday mornings(from 9am-12pm)!

I hope that this finds someone in need of a babysitter!

My phone number is (085) 267 5329