Parish Newsletter 26th Sept 2010



Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  / Mobile 087-7752948

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MONDAY-TUESDAY-FRIDAY 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: John Donnelly, Derragh

Jeremiah O’Connor, Clondrohid

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Twinning Associations Mark 25th Anniversary

Yannick Perrot unveils the special plaque at Millstreet's Carnegie Hall on Friday, 24th September 2010 marking the 25th anniversary of the Twinning between Pommerit-le-Vicomte in Birttany and Millstreet. Also included is Anne Keane (Chairperson, Millstreet Twinning Association) and Thierry Raffan of Brittany who acted as Interpreter. The plaque reads as follows: "25th Anniversary - Giorraíonn beirt bóthar (Company shortens the road) - 24th Sept. 2010." The historic occasion was also recorded by LTV2 Millstreet. (Seán)

Death Notice: Tadgh Moynihan

The death has occurred on Thursday, September 16, 2010 of Tadgh MOYNIHAN of Ballydaly and Millstreet, Cork.

Following an accident in Australia. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet tomorrow, Sunday evening, from 4.30pm to 7pm, with removal at 7pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12.30pm, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, in lieu, to Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin.


Sadness at death of Tadgh Moynihan
Millstreet came to a standstill early this week as the local community came out in their droves to pay respect to the sadly departed Tadgh Moynihan.
Shock and disbelief surfaced in Ballydaly and Millstreet when it was learned of the sudden and unexpected death of Tadgh in a work related accident in Sydney, Austrailia. Indeed, his passing evoked widespread regret far and wide where Tadgh enjoyed universal respect.
A tremendous sportsman and lover of GAA games, soccer, rugby and rallying, Tadhg was to the forefront of all activities organised by local clubs – nothing was too big or small for the affable Tadgh in helping to improve the fortunes of individuals and teams. Indeed from far off shores and away from sport, Tadgh imparted guidance, advise and information, generously shared with young people in his native land contemplating or seeking out information on venturing down under to a new world.
Tadgh served as Chairman to Millstreet GAA from 2002-6 where the club developed and flourished, his dynamic and visionary ideas gave direction on a positive front. Under Tadgh’s chairmanship, Millstreet GAA played host to its inaugural golf classic and it met with an overwhelming response, the venture raising invaluable funding for the club who had embarked on a number of developments including the upgrading of dressing rooms that was complimented by achievements on the field at adult and underage level.
Working in tandem with Millstreet Town Park Committee, Millstreet GAA club under Tadgh worked on developing superb playing surface and floodlit lighting helped generate a positive feedback, reflected on Millstreet playing host to Duhallow Junior A Football and Hurling Championship Finals, a County Intermediate Hurling Championship semi-final and County Ladies senior football championship finals.
Behind the scenes, Tadgh worked ceaselessly in the best interests of people. During his tenure as club chairman, Millstreet regained the Duhallow JAFC, adding Junior Hurling League and U21 hurling championship titles. Indeed, if there was a job to be done, Tadgh did it from initiating fundraising drives to serving as selector to various team managements, from junior A football to minor hurling and underage level.
Above all, Tadgh was a sports fan, travelling far and wide in support of Cork teams and Munster rugby in Heineken Cup from Cardiff, France to far off Spain. Tadgh held a keen interest too in soccer, enjoying internationals to becoming manager to Keim AFC in the Cork AUL.
Even while residing in the Sydney, Millstreet, Duhallow, Cork and Munster was never far from Tadgh’s heart. And through the mediums of The Corkman to the internet, he followed teams and submitted material involving Millstreet exiles in gaelic games to the progress of his son Eoin and friend Charlie Drake in rallying.
Guards of honours at the removal came from Millstreet GAA, Ballydaly GAA, Keim AFC and his former work colleagues at Molex. Tadgh’s friendship stretched far and wide, his passing evoking a deep sense of loss. Sincere sympathy is extended to Tadhg’s bereaved family. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
– from Hogan Stand


Poor supervision led to electrocution of Tadgh Moynihan, coroner finds (Sydney Morning Herald, 2nd Oct 2014)

Earl Spencer’s visit to Millstreet

The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in the early 1880s, Lord Spencer, set out by rail and horseback for a tour of the south of the country at the height of the Land League campaign. This report from September 8th, 1884 covered his visit to Millstreet:

EARL SPENCER is a man not easily driven from the path he has deliberately chosen or he would have resigned his intention to visit the birthplace and home of the Moonlighters yesterday. Millstreet is not the place of all others in this part of the world where the administrator of the Crimes Act might anticipate a cheerful welcome, and its selection as the scene of his first visit just after his arrival in the south shows as much perhaps as anything could do, the determination of the Viceroy, who has throughout so terrible a period of our history as that chronicled since the date of the [Phoenix] Park murders [in 1882], held a firm grasp of the reins of government, and calmly and courageously faced the situation with all its perils and difficulties.

But it is not solely because the district through which he rode was one of the most notorious haunts of lawlessness, that the journey of [read more …] “Earl Spencer’s visit to Millstreet”