Millstreet Parish Newsletter 26th September 2021



Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

26th September 2021

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet


Parish Office Opening Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm

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

RECENT DEATHS:  Nellie Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace; Peggy Collins, Newmarket; Patrick Moroney, Boston; Ruth O’Rirodan, Michigan.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Dan Joe Quinn, Flintfield; Margaret O’Shea, Killowen; Bill Kelleher, Killowen; Ellen O’Riordan, Tullig; Tadhg O’Driscoll, The Square; Tom Murphy, Main Street; Joan Daly, The Bridge; Mary Dineen, Knocknapogue; Dan Mulcahy, Aunagloor; Con & Kate Murphy, Shanknuck; Mary & the deceased members of the Cremin Family, Ballydaly; Helen O’Shea-Rampellerg, Murphy’s Terrace & Belgium; Mary O’Keeffe, Glountane & Boherbue; Denis & Nora O’Sullivan, Inches; Dermot O’Callaghan, Shronebeha; Mary Collins, Fedamore.

Mass Intentions for THIS weekend:

Saturday 25th September:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Kitty O’Donoghue, Macroom

Sunday 26th September:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Donagh O’Leary, Ballydaly

Cullen       10.15a.m. Dolly, Patie & Denis McSweeney, Meenskehy

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Tim Dennehy, Knockraha

Mass Intentions for NEXT weekend:

Saturday 2nd October:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Jer, Kathleen & Nora Mary Lane, Ballinatona;  Con & Kate Murphy, Shanaknuck.

Sunday 3rd October:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. The deceased members of the Carroll Family, Coolinarne

Cullen       10.15a.m. Pauline & Andy O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Patrick (Pa) Buckley, Aunagloor


Reminder of Confirmation dates. We will still have limited capacity for our ceremonies and all families have been informed on the limit on numbers. Dates are as follows:  Friday 8th October at 12 noon Boys’ & Girls’ National Schools 6th Class only;  Saturday 9th October at 10.00a.m. for the boys & girls in 1st year past pupils of the Boys’ & Girls’ National Schools, Millstreet.   

Rotas for Next Weekend 2nd/3rd October   


Millstreet   6.30 p.m. Aideen Buckley Teresa Cronin-O’Leary;

Denise O’Mahony

  11.30 a.m. Sr. Peter Fahy Breeda Fitzgerald;

Patrick Kelleher

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Anne Marie Murphy
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Noreen Meade   


Monday (21st September): Mass at 7.30p.m. for:  Danny Creedon, Carrigacooleen (recently deceased)

Tuesday (28th September):   Mass at 10.00a.m. for:  People of the Parish

Wednesday (29th September): Mass at 10.00a.m. for:  Private Intention

Thursday (30th September): Mass at 10.00am for:  Dan Mulcahy, Aunagloor

Friday (1st October):  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 7.00p.m. followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. for:  Eily & Brendan Hickey, Main Street

Saturday (2nd October): Confirmation Ceremony for:  Cloghoula & Cullen National Schools at 10.00a.m.  [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 26th September 2021”

Looking for work child minding, cleaning etc.

A 25 year old mother of 3 and has recently moved to Kilcorney  She is looking for work child minding, cleaning etc. She can mind in her own home. She is kind reliable and caring and has experience in child care as she worked with a family for over 3 years also have experience in house cleaning as she has done many in the past thanks she can be contacted through WhatsApp on 085 827 4671

Peggy Collins (née O’Byrne) Newmarket and Millstreet

The death has occurred of Peggy Collins (née O’Byrne), Lower Road and formerly of Church Street, Newmarket, Co Cork.

Collins. Newmarket. On September 22, 2021, peacefully, in the excellent care of the staff of Kanturk Community Hospital, Peggy (née O’Byrne), Lower Road and formerly of Church Street, beloved wife of Con (Corney) and dear mam of Anna and sister of the late Dola and Bernie. Deeply mourned by her loving husband, daughter, brothers Fr. Paddy, Kevin and Billy, and her beloved sister Marie (Winters), nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May she rest in peace.

Visitation from 6pm to 8pm on Friday evening in O’Reilly’s Funeral Home. Peggy’s Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10am in St. Mary’s Church, Newmarket and will be livestreamed on the Newmarket and Taur Parish Facebook page. Church capacity limited to 50%. Funeral afterwards to Clonfert Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Kanturk Community Hospital. Messages of sympathy may be placed on the Condolences link HERE.

Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. 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>

Deer Sighting on Ballydaly/Millstreet Road

We thank the person who has alerted us to a Deer Sighting in the Millstreet/Ballydaly Road and who indicated the following:  “The Deer came out in front of me on Saturday night and I was lucky enough to avoid hitting him.”  Sincere thanks to this person for sharing such an important safety notice especially for Motorists and Users of All Vehicles who would be travelling on this busy road.  (S.R.)

Children’s Playground Closed on Friday, 24th September until 2pm

The Children’s Playground in Millstreet Town Park will be closed on Friday, 24th September until 2pm to facilitate essential maintenance.  Millstreet Town Park itself remains open as usual.  (We thank Geraldine for this important notice.)

Ellen (Nellie) Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Ellen (Nellie) Kelleher (née Spillane), Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Peacefully in the loving care of Teach Altra Nursing Home, wife of the late Denis (Strack), mother of the late Eileen and Thomas. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Sheila, Ann Marie and Geraldine, sons-in-law Billy and John, grandchildren Nikola, Alexandra and Mark, great-grandchildren Emma and Jack, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May she Rest In Peace

Following current government guidelines Ellen’s Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 3pm followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Messages of sympathy may be left on condolence link HERE.


Calling all Millstreet Primary School student artists! 👨‍🎨🎨🎵CLOSING DATE is in 2 days time.
The Millstreet Primary School Parents Association are looking for help to design the front and back cover for a CD featuring songs by local people. The collection has yet to be named and suggestions are welcomed.
As proceeds from the sale of this CD have been kindly offered to the two Millstreet Primary Schools, we thought it would be fun if a pupil or group of pupils designed the cover.
◦ You will need to design the front and back using the blank template provided.
◦ Include the following text on the front cover: “Proceeds towards Scoil Mhuire BNS and Presentation National School Millstreet”.
◦ There are no rules for the theme – inspiration can be taken from anywhere – local places, people, nature, school, your imagination….
◦ Once design is finalised the details of the track titles and artists will be added on the back of the album cover.
◦ The winning design will get a credit on the CD and also be used for marketing material and social media platforms.
◦ We need you to submit your entry via a photograph of your design by Friday 24th September to  millstreetparentsassoc @ (no spaces)
◦ Please keep your original safe in case we need to access it for printing.

Hope you have fun and we look forward to seeing your designs!

Please use the template attached here:
If you don’t have a printer then the sizes needed can be found on the Millstreet Facebook page

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 21th Sept. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)   We chat about our visit to Spike Island today and we listen to Norah Hickey’s new single.

Millstreet v. Uíbh Laoire in Ballyvourney on this Sunday at 4pm









Eily’s Report – 21st September

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

Fondest greetings everybody,  as we sail into the third week of the ninth month, we can’t complain about the weather. It is calm and pleasant and rich. The greenness of the mountains and fields around us looks almost artificial and unreal. There seems to be an upsurge in the amount of land which has been newly reclaimed and re-seeded. In no time at all the naked earth is sporting their  new green coats, filling us with confidence for the future. I’m sure there are those who think I’m crazy to be so interested is such things, but once a person of the land, a person of the land forever.  The importance of the land can never be overestimated. In one way or another, everything we do or have is connected with it. It’s the raw material that God gave us to carve our lives out of. Everyone to their own, as children we found ourselves very different from our town and city cousins, a difference that made us feel inferior. Unkept, we even pronounced our words in a different way to  them and looking back now I can’t help but ask myself, why?  How come? Us rural folk seemed to use the letter H in too many places. For instance the word slap was pronounced Shlap, Skirt /Shkirt and so on. We also spoke with sort of a drawl and were often the butt of a townies joke as they nudged each other and winked at our quaint ways.

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

Patricia Expresses Sincere Thanks

Patricia Guerin would like to sincerely thank her Friends and Family for all the Mass Cards, Gifts and Vouchers received for her recent 60th BirthdayMass offered for the intentions of All.

Patricia also very much appreciates all those who have assisted her with her Appointments.   In grateful thanks Mass is also offered for those very kind people.

Great Turnout for the First Millstreet Vintage Club Gathering in 18 Months

It may have been a Touch Wet and Miserable in Millstreet last Saturday Evening but any thoughts of this Dampening Proceedings for the Millstreet Vintage Club WELCOME BACK Run were quickly evaporated with an outstanding Turnout of almost 60 Cars lining out for what was to be the Clubs first Event in nearly 18 Months,it was great to catch up with some old Friends and also to welcome some new ones as well,Donie Lucey laid on a great Route of 40 Scenic Miles which despite the weather was a lovely Spin that included a stop in Ballinagree for Chips and Chat before heading on to Rylane,Nadd, Lyre and back into Millstreet for the finish, Donie wishes to thank all the help he got for Registration,Marshalling along the Route, Arrowing Management etc and also would like to thank An Garda Siochana for there help,also a big thanks to Connie Dennehy looking after us for Food in Ballinagree and to the Photographers and Media for covering the Proceedings,below is a selection of Cars that made the Trip to Millstreet on Saturday Evening last and once again we thank you all for the Support and we look forward to meeting you all again very soon.
Below is just a selection of the Cars that made the Trip to Millstreet

Full Time and Part Time Staff Required at Coleman’s Centra Millstreet


We’re hiring.. Full and part time staff required, must be willing to work flexible hours. General assistant and Deli positions available.
Please forward your C.V. to <email> or drop in store for the attention of Mary Coleman.

Helena Fitzgerald (née McMenamin), Strabane, Co. Tyrone / Millstreet, Co. Cork

The death has occurred of Helena Fitzgerald (née McMenamin), 46 Carrick Strand, Strabane, Co. Tyrone / Millstreet, Co. Cork

The death has taken place September 19th 2021 at her home of Helena Fitzgerald (née McMenamin) 46 Carrick Strand, Strabane.  Beloved wife of Anthony, much loved mother of Milo and Rogan, dearly loved daughter of the late John and Josephine McMenamin and devoted sister of Rose-Marie and Shauna.

Funeral leaving her home on Tuesday (September 21st) at 1.25p.m. for Requiem Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Strabane at 2p.m. Interment afterwards in Strabane Cemetery.

Deeply regretted by her heartbroken husband, sons, sisters and family circle.  

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.

Donations in lieu of flowers please to the Foyle Hospice.

In accordance with current restrictions (re: Coronavirus) the house will be private to family only please.  The Requiem Mass can be viewed live via the Parish Webcam

Messages of comfort and sympathy for the family may be placed in the ‘Condolence` HERE.

Looking for a place to live

Myself and my partner are looking for a place to live, preferably in Millstreet but surrounding areas is okay too.
We have 2 well behaved dogs and we both are in full time, well paying jobs. Myself working from home.
If you know anyone who currently is renting a house that accepts animals I would love it if you could pass on my phone number please.
Contact – 083 025 7158

under 10s Mounted Games national Championship at Millstreet

Mary-May Fenton From Kilcorney ( Duhallow pony club member) rode as a substitute rider for team Wexford in the under 10s Mounted Games national Championship at Millstreet arena Saturday and Sunday taking 1st place 🥇on her pony Taffy 💙

Two Duhallow Club riders Hazel and Mary-May were on the Wexford winning team 💙

Cannonball Road Trip Sept. 2021 Featuring Truly Magnificent Cars

We thank Jimmy Murphy and son, Sammy of Carriganima (pictured below in Millstreet) for sharing some twenty superb images from yesterday’s magnificent Cannonball Road Trip 2021 which visited Cork and Kerry …. Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Cannonball Road Trip Sept. 2021 Featuring Truly Magnificent Cars”