Update on Millstreet Community Calendar 2023

Update on Millstreet Community Calendar 2023

Millstreet Community Council Ltd would like to thank everyone who emailed suggestions regarding a theme for the community calendar for 2023. We are delighted to announce that the theme chosen is ‘All kinds of everything’.
If you have a suitable photograph that reflects this theme, we would be delighted if you could share it with us. Please email your photograph with your name & the title/caption of your photograph to millstreetcommunitycouncil20@gmail.com before Friday October 21st 2022. All photographs will be considered. (The photographs must be of a high resolution, photographs from most mobile phones are acceptable).

The calendars will be printed & made available to purchase locally from November. The organisation nominated to benefit from the proceeds this year is the Millstreet Website.

Detta Corcoran-First Anniversary and Acknowledgement.

On this our mother’s 1st Anniversary 7th of October,
we her family would like to thank everyone who offered condolences, sent Mass cards, attended the church, watched the funeral Mass online and lined the roadside on our way to the graveyard.
Many thanks to her wonderful neighbours and friends who supported her during her years living alone, especially neighbours Joan O Riordan, Paddy and Helen Sheahan and her good friend and travelling companion Eileen Donovan!
Thanks to the staff of St. Camillus Nursing Centre who took great care of mum in her final months.
Thanks also to Brendan Ennis and Davy Tarrant who ensured mum’s final journey went well.
Special thanks to Fr. Jack Fitzgerald for the lovely mass, to Jerry Doody for his beautiful singing and Sharon and Julie for organising the church and Mass missal’s and all who contributed to making the Mass so special.
As it is impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this as a token of our sincere gratitude.

Mary Dineen, Laharn, Kilcorney – 25th Anniversary

In loving memory of our dear mother Mary Dineen, Laharn, Kilcorney whose 25th Anniversary occurs on 6th October 2022.“Warm summer sun, shine kindly here;
Warm southern wind, blow softly here,
Green sod above, lie light, lie light;
Good night, dear heart, good night, good night.”
Dearly loved and sadly missed by her daughters Margaret, Brigid and her son John.
Forever with our Dad Jerome.

Superb Lotto Cheque Presented to Gráinne & Ríona Murphy

Pictured at the recent presentation of the very impressive Local Lotto cheque of €6,800.00 to Gráinne & Ríona Murphy with their mother Caitríona in Millstreet’s splendid Polytunnel at Main Street, Millstreet.   Sheila Lane (seated 2nd from left) sold the Winning Ticket.  Sincere congratulations to All.   Also included are Committee Members of Millstreet Lotto Group. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Margaret Bourke & Marie Twomey admiring the magnificent Sunflowers in full bloom at Millstreet’s Polytunnel.

[read more …] “Superb Lotto Cheque Presented to Gráinne & Ríona Murphy”

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>

Women on the Move Millstreet with Cork Sports Partnership

Women on the Move Millstreet with Cork Sports Partnership

Women on the Move (WOTM) is a physical activity programme that is aimed at adult women to get more active, have fun, and improve fitness levels. It involves:

  • Regular physical activity sessions over 8-weeks that are led by a qualified instructor to meet your needs.
  • Structured physical activity sessions so that you can find a level and pace that suits you.

Program Details

This is the perfect program for a woman that wants to improve their personal fitness in a fun and engaging way in a group setting and lead by a fitness professional.

Milllstreet Pitch & Putt Club’s Christmas Competition

Milllstreet Pitch & Putt Club

Tommy Tucker and Shane Browne helping to maintain Millstreet Pitch & Putt Course in great condition while Christopher Twomey and his Grandson, Liam also help to further enhance the excellent facility.

Christmas Competition begins Saturday 8th October at 2pm and continues every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. 5 cards must be played (€3 per card) over the course of the weeks to qualify with the best 2 cards to count.
The competition is open to both adults and juveniles. First prize is a gas bbq sponsored by Calor Kosangas with many more runner up prizes.

“Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS Tonight – Two Special Features

On this Tuesday – 4th Oct.. 2022 – preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme with focus on a splendid Show featuring Friends from Showband Era at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night just after 10.30pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.10 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.    Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation @gmail.com or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tonight’s programme includes lots of uplifting songs, music, musings and requests….and lots of great Interviews.    And we chat about the following selection of images relating to a wide variety of subjects – accessed from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives…. Two very special features tonight – 1.  Chatting about Eily Buckley’s TG4 television appearance and hearing some of the soundtrack….2.  Our second wonderful visit to Knockalocha Rambling House in the Kingdom of Kerry…and there’s more, much more!    Happy listening!   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Three of the superb singers/musicians who also featured at the 10th Anniversary of Cork Music Station in The Pub, Carriganima last Sat. night.
Exquisite autumn colours provided a glorious setting for the Blessing of the Marian Grotto by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne last Sunday.

Mass for Anthony Pepper on Friday, 21st Oct. at 7.30pm

Donna Cullinane McCormack shares the following message with us:  “I am having the celebration of Mass for the Dad of my Friend Martina Kelleher Pepper in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Friday, 21st October 2022 at 7.30pm.   Anthony Pepper went to his Eternal Reward last month.  R.I.P..  Everyone is very welcome to attend the special Mass in memory of Anthony.”

Eily’s Report – 4th October

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

The AGM of our Community Council will be held tonight at 8.00 at the Adult Learning Centre. All welcome.

The sun is shining beautifully outside, just now, but I’m not going to hang out the washing, because the notice on my phone says that it will rain again in fifteen minutes. The wonders of modern technology has brought it to such a  fine detail now, is that we can plan our movements to the letter. But oh, if only life Itself were so manageable and predictable. In our youth, we listened to our elders as they related their ways of letting them know what the weather was up to. Houses were not as well built as they are today.  No such thing as central heating or insulation nor carpets or any soft furnishings, bare concrete and timber floors everywhere. As long as the door remained shut when you banged it, it didn’t matter if there was a gale blowing in at the sides, the same for the windows. If it kept out the hens or the cat and the likes, who were always lurking nearby in the hope that a morsel of food would be thrown  to them, then it was alright. But of course  the weather was all important and planning the farm work to either work with it or around it was a very frail balance. With nothing to go on but their wits, various people had different ways of guessing what the elements had in mind. When my stepmother, God rest her, came I suppose being new she was conscious of the various features in our home and the one thing that stands out in my mind is that she always knew when it was going to rain, because the floor in the hallway became damp and sticky for a few days beforehand and when the rain went away it dried up again. Coming from the creamery my dad would check to see if Jack Peter’s goats were gone out. Jack and his brother Pete lived in the cottage, at the end of our boreen. Pete was our cook and housekeeper until our dad married again. They kept two goats for milk. Tied together with a homemade devise, comprising of two   bucket handles bent round to make a collar and a length of chain of about  18 inches to hold them together but with ample room to graze. This prevented them from wandering into the neighbours fields and flower gardens, so they grazed the long acre all their lives and came home to be milked every evening and when milked next morning they were free again to go or stay. To see them still in situ in late morning was a bad sign of the weather and my dad would know it was not going to be a day for hay. But if they were gone away up the hill, then the goat knew best and it was all hands on deck in the meadow.  It’s a far cry from when at a meeting last Friday, nearing the end somebody asked about the weather outside and one member checked his phone and declared that the sun would shine in 20 minutes, and so it did.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 4th October”

Job Opportunity – Trainee Rewinding Technician

Who we are:
Based in North Cork , Avonmore Electrical Co. Ltd provides Industry with a variety of electro-mechanical
repair services, since establishment over 60 years ago. We are privately owned company, small enough
to care, yet big enough to cater for large complex electro-mechanical machinery maintenance and
repair. We are fiercely proud of our reputation for being the partner of choice for key industry in Ireland.
The ideal candidate will have a well developed mechanical aptitude, be up for a challenge, work with
great attention to detail. No previous experience is necessary.
The position may suit a mature individual who is seeking to be challenged in a highly skilled environment. You will be assisted and trained by a team of unique experts in the electro-mechanical field, who
will impart their knowledge on a daily basis. Every day will be an opportunity to learn. This is an opportunity for long-term secure employment in a sustainable industry.
The Person & Role:
• All training will be provided within the company.
• A good appreciation for detail, is essential
• Practical knowledge of basic tooling and machinery would be desirable
• Manual Dexterity – to be good with your hands
• Continuous Improvement Mindset
• Good verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to learn and adapt to new techniques or procedures
• Ability to work to deadlines.
• Flexibility will be required
• Neatness and Tidiness essential

Salary negotiable

Apply with CV and cover letter to <email>

Closing date for receipt of applications: Close of Business, Friday, October 21st 2022

Job Opportunity – Seating Technician

Seating Technician (Deliveries/Collections/Repairs)

We are hiring a new team member who wants to help people by delivering a service which includes deliveries, collections of rental therapeutic chairs, repair and adjustment of chairs onsite and in our workshop located in Millstreet.

This is a great opportunity to join the Advanced Seating team. At Advanced Seating we supply therapeutic seating to Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Private Homes throughout the Munster and Connaught region and these products are helping change lives.


  • Delivery/Collection of rental chairs and accessories to nursing homes, hospitals, and private homes.
  • Work with Seating Specialist for support.
  • Repair and Adjustment of chairs in a timely manner.
  • Respond to service calls and make quality repairs on chairs and equipment in multiple environments.
  • Ability to work on their own initiative, be self-motivated and have a consistent work methodology.


  • Demonstrate a ‘can do attitude’ for the customer
  • Good time management skills
  • Energy and enthusiasm with an ability to use own initiative.
  • Strong work ethic with a willingness to learn with a flexible and positive approach.
  • Update rental asset management system on goods being delivered/collected.

Training will be provided.

TO APPLY: Send your CV to <email>

Magnificent Marian Grotto Beautifully Restored & Blessed

On Sunday afternoon, 2nd Oct. 2022, in the exquisite setting of St. Joseph’s Gardens, West End, Millstreet – formerly the location of Presentation Convent since 1840 – a truly historic occasion took place when Fr. Paddy O’Byrne blessed the magnificently restored Marian Grotto in the presence of a very impressed congregation.   Due to the inspirational dedication of an enthusiastic Group which included John Casey, Eugene Barrett, Hughie Dunne, Pauline Byrne and Tony McHugh – the hugely successful Project of the restoration of the original Grotto has been supremely realised with its new Statue of Our Lady (The original Statue was presented some years ago to the people of Sherkin Island in West Cork.), its marvellously creative landscaping with beautiful floral arrangements and its splendid Welcome Bench.  Sr. Kathleen Given representing the Presentation Sisters shares a central guiding role also (although prefers to be in the quiet background) and was most impressed as was Fr. Paddy O’Byrne when John and the inspiring Team of Volunteers first suggested the Project.   Tony also indicates that further development at the Marian Grotto is envisaged.   Sincere congratulations to All on such an amazing achievement.   In time to come a special “Nuns’ Walk” sign is to be put in place and it will then be indicated if public access is permitted.   Everyone present at Sunday’s event was very kindly presented with a delicious Ice Cream Cone!!   Here we share some 28 images from Sunday’s very special event at St. Joseph’s Gardens.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Exquisite autumn colours provided a glorious setting for the Blessing of the Marian Grotto by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne.

Fr. Paddy presents a beautiful Rosary Beads to John who places it on the Statue of Our Lady.

We recorded a special radio interview with members of the wonderfully dedicated Team. This will be featured on “Radio Treasures” in the not-too-distant future. We shall indicate in advance of the broadcast.

[read more …] “Magnificent Marian Grotto Beautifully Restored & Blessed”

Eileen O’Riordan (née Caldbeck), ”Riverview House”, Dromsicane

The death has occurred of Eileen O’Riordan (née Caldbeck),
”Riverview House”, Dromsicane, Millstreet, Cork, P51 TW3 / Tullaroan, Kilkenny

Formerly of Greenhill, Tullaroan, Co Kilkenny. Peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family on September 30th 2022. Predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law Frank and Christine O’ Riordan. Adored wife of Francis and dearly loved mother of Frank and Danielle. Deeply regretted by her loving family, her parents George and Martha (Caldbeck), brothers Sam and Leslie, sister Deborah, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May she Rest in Peace

Lying in repose at her residence (Eircode P51 TW32) on Sunday afternoon from 4 to 8pm and on Monday afternoon from 4 to 8pm. Reception into St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Tuesday for Funeral Service at 12 noon, burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Funeral service can be viewed on www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

Messages of sympathy for the family can be left on the link HERE.

Celebrating Tenth Anniversary of Cork Music Station Tonight

During the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Cork Music Station tonight (1st Oct. 2022) at The Pub in Carriganima we hope to link in live on a few occasions to George F. Langan’s Show between 8pm and 12.30am.  Happy Listening!

Johnny Hickey-Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

        Johnny Hickey-Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

                                                                                Cullen, Mallow, Co. Cork

                                                                   First Anniversary on 4th October 2022

On this the first anniversary of Johnny’s passing, we his family wish to acknowledge and thank most sincerely all those who helped and supported us during this difficult time.  

We would like to thank those who cared for Johnny both at home and while in Mallow General Hospital.  We would like to thank Joan O’Donoghue who cared for Johnny for many years and in particular over the last few years as his health declined.  

We would like to thank the doctors and staff at Tullig Medical Centre Millstreet, Dr. Bertie Daly Newmarket, and Reen’s Pharmacy Millstreet, for their help and support throughout Johnny’s illness.

We would like to thank those who attended his funeral and who watched it online, those who sent Mass cards, flowers, posted condolences on rip.ie and who supported us in any way.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all involved in Johnny’s funeral Mass. A special thank you to Canon John Fitzgerald who celebrated Johnny’s funeral Mass, Sharon Lane for organising the prayers and Mass booklets, Joan O Donoghue for organising the church, Tarrant’s Funeral Directors for their kindness and professionalism, Pat Cronin and Sheila McSweeney for the lovely music and singing, and Cullen GAA for organising the traffic.  

We would also like to thank our relatives, neighbours, extended family, and friends for their support and help over the last year.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement of our sincere appreciation for your kindness and thoughtfulness.

The Holy Sacrifice of Mass has been offered for your intentions.   

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you were loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

Johnny’s Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 16th October 2022 in Cullen Church at 9.30 a.m.  

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 2nd October 2022



Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd October 2022

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie

Website:   www.dioceseofkerry.ie

All Masses are livestreamed on www.churchservices.tv/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:   Eileen Dennehy, Lisnaboy.

 Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 1st October:

Millstreet Vigil 6.15p.m. Detta Corcoran, Pound Hill

Sunday 2nd October:

Cullen      9.30a.m.     Patrick Kelleher, Lisnaboy;  Kathleen O’Sullivan & her son Timmy, Ballydaly;  David Twomey, Ardfert.  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Tim Dennehy, Knockraha & Murphy’s Terrace;  Kitty O’Donoghue, Macroom.       

ANNIVERSARIES: Eily Hickey, Main Street; Jane Murphy, Church Street; Gobnait Cronin, Pound Hill; Nora Dennehy, Gneeves; Martin Moran, Ballyvouskil; Frank and Kathy O’Riordan Ballinatona & their daughter Margaret Kelleher; Theresa Casey, Clara Road; Margaret Tarrant, Gortavehy; Patrick Murphy, Dooneen; Tadhg Curtin, Knocknageeha; Johnny Hickey, Mologhroe; John D. Murphy, Lisnaboy.  

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 8th October:

Millstreet   6.15 p.m.    Catherine & Seán Buckley, The Hall, Kilcorney;  Jer, Kathleen & Nora Mary Lane, Ballinatona.

Sunday 9th October:

Ballydaly    9.30 a.m. Donagh O’Leary, Ballydaly  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Patrick Gilbourne, Rathkeale (1st Anniversary);  Patrick (Pa) Buckley, Aunagloor;  Róisín O’Regan, Cork (1st Anniversary)

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday in Millstreet Church from 10.30a.m. to 7.30p.m. All welcome.

LEGION OF MARY: Meeting on Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 7.30p.m.

CONFESSIONS:  Every Saturday in Millstreet Church 12.30pm.-1.00p.m. 


Sunday 2nd  October:  Fr Joe Tarrant (064) 775 1104 or (086) 397 8642

Rotas for Next Weekend 8th/9th October  


Millstreet   6.15 p.m. Maria Kelleher Mary Dennehy;

Mary Coleman;

Michelle O’Keeffe;

Anne O’Sullivan.

  11.30  a.m. Raymond Gilbourne    Mary McSweeney;

Rose Murphy;

Jerry Buckley;

Jerry Doody.

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Maeve O’Sullivan Mary Murphy

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

Mass on Monday for Eily, Julia, Christy, Mick, Noreen, Paul & Des Kelleher, Kilmeedy at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday for Eily & Brendan Hickey, Main Street & their son Connie at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 2nd October 2022”

Restored Marian Grotto at St. Joseph’s Gardens To Be Blessed at 2pm This Sunday

On Sunday, 2nd October 2022 the restored Marian Grotto at St. Joseph’s Gardens, West End, Millstreet is scheduled to be blessed at 2pm.   Everyone is most welcome.   We thank Eugene Barrett for this important alert to such a special event.   For quite some time, Eugene indicates, a dedicated group of enthusiastic Volunteers planned, organised and brought to reality the wonderful restoration of the Marian Grotto which for decades was the central focus of the beautiful Nuns’ Walk situated to the rear of Millstreet’s Presentation Convent which was established in 1840 under the spiritual guidance of the renowned Fr. Fitzpatrick.   Funding necessary for the uplifting project … such as the purchase of a new Statue of Our Lady … was received from sources which will be outlined on Sunday.   Here we share images from Millstreet Museum’s Pictorial Archive which evoke memories of a special era and location in Millstreet.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A Corpus Christi Procession in the 1920s passing the Presentation School buildings. Such Processions in May would take place also around the Nuns’ Walk where All paused to pray at the Marian Grotto.
It was such a special occasion for children attending Presentation N.S. such as this wonderful Group of the early 1960s – to participate in the May Procession around the Nuns’ Walk on an annual basis.
It was at this location beside the Presentation Convent that the annual Procession around the Nuns’ Walk began.

[read more …] “Restored Marian Grotto at St. Joseph’s Gardens To Be Blessed at 2pm This Sunday”

Eileen Dennehy, Lisnaboy, Cullen

The death has occurred of Eileen Dennehy, Lisnaboy, Cullen, Co. Cork

On 29th September 2022, peacefully, in the presence of her loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff at Cork University Hospital. Beloved daughter of Dan and the late Noreen, loving sister of Collette Ryan (Mournabbey) and her brother Martin, brother-in-law Damien, sister-in-law Diane. Sadly missed by her loving family, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, kind neighbours, relatives, friends and also the caring residents and staff in Cope, Bellevue, Mallow.

May her gentle soul Rest In Peace

Reposing at her home in Lisnaboy, Cullen (Eircode P51HP97) on Friday, 30th September, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Saturday, 1st October 2022, in The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Burial afterwards at the adjoining cemetery, Cullen. Messages of sympathy can be left on the condolence link HERE.