“Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 28th Nov. 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 28th Nov. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm.  This is our 48th Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….And we also include songs by Davy Ryan plus music by the Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant and more.   And we feature some wonderful Classical Favourites….including some uplifing selections from Gilbert & Sullivan Operas.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.   And we chat about the images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Very special welcome to DJ Supreme, Barry O’Halloran who is presenting his Sunday morning Show “Beautiful Sunday” from 10.30am to 12.30pm when Barry then hands over to “Lunchtime Favourites”.

We thank Kathleen and Michael Healy, Mount Leader for sharing this truly magical image of a Squirrel recently seen close to their home. Another visitor we also had in Mount Leader was a Hedgehog. Nature is so special!

One of the special West End Cinema Posters from 1973 not long before our wonderful Local Cinema closed.
Promotional Poster for the 1969 Film which was showing in the West End Cinema that week.
The 1971 Film which was being shown at Millstreet’s West End Cinema that week in 1973.
We thank James Wickham of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA for sharing this very colourful image of Christmas 2021 Displays in New York.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 28th Nov. 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 28th Nov. 2021



First Sunday of Advent

28th Nov. 2021

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie

Website:   www.dioceseofkerry.ie

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:  Kitty Daly, Macroom Road; Nora Hickey, Kilcomman, Co. Tipperary

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 27th November:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Joan & Jack Healy, Minor Row;

Sunday 28th November:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Moya Murphy, Claramore  

Cullen       10.15a.m. Phil Cremin, Church Hill;  Batt & Julia Cronin, Tureencahill;  Maura & the deceased members of The Cronin family, Knockduff

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Mary Pomeroy-O’Regan, Station Road & the deceased members of the Pomeroy family, Willowbrook

ANNIVERSARIES: May Justice, Main Street; Catherine O’Mahony, Main Street; Garrett Hickey, West End; Margaret O’Byrne, West End; Philip Cronin, Pound Hill; Denis O’Shea, Pound Hill; Julia & John C O’Leary, Adrivale; John Anthony O’Sullivan, Ballydaly; Dan & Julia Guerin, Ballydaly;  Martin Healy, Carriganima; Mary & Joan Murphy, Waterville; Jackie & Mary Ann Murphy, Laharn East; Micheal Kiely, Ballymacarbery

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 4th December:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Margaret & Frank Reen Snr., Main Street;  Ellen O’Sullivan, Cloghoulamore.

Sunday 5th December:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Pat, Margaret & Dan O’Connor, Ballydaly;  Johnnie Murphy  

Cullen       10.15a.m. The deceased members of the O’Connell Family, Lissaniska

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Peggy Thornton, Drishanebeg

MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY for 5th & 12th December: Group C

LEGION OF MARY on Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 8.00p.m

Rotas for 4th/5th December   


Millstreet   6.30 p.m. Eimear Buckley Mary Dennehy;

Tadhg Buckley;

Kathleen O’Leary

  11.30 a.m. Michael Cashman Anne O’Flynn;

Mary McSweeney;

Phil Sheehan

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Maeve O’Sullivan
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Marie Morley

  Millstreet Church: Streamed on churchservices.tv/millstreet 

Mass on Monday for John Anthony O’Sullivan, Ballydaly at 7.30p.m.

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

Mass on Wednesday for Tom King, Church Street & Nottingham (recently deceased); Patrick Cronin, Shanaknuck; Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

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

Mass on Friday for Reach out Cancer Support Group at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Saturday for Martin O’Shea, Coole (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.

 CULLEN CHURCH:  Mass on Tuesday 30th for Denny John Hickey, Mologhroe (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 28th Nov. 2021”

Guests on MCS November Video “A Time to Remember”

Rabbi Zalman Lent (Dublin Hebrew Congregation)
Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri (Founder and Chairperson of Irish Musim Peace and Integration Council)
Reverend Alison Gallagher (Methodist Minister for Killarney, Kenmare and Millstreet)
Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet
Four of the Special Guests who appear on the excellent “A Time to Remember” November Video which has been produced by Millstreet Community School.  We thank Chaplain John Magee for sharing this feature. (S.R.)

John Anthony O’Sullivan, Ballydaly – Acknowledgement & First Anniversary

John Anthony O’Sullivan, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Co. Cork

1st January 1940 ~ 26th November 2020

First Anniversary & Acknowledgement

Anne, and the Family of the Late John Anthony O’Sullivan, Ballydaly would like to express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all those who helped and supported us during his illness, funeral and in the past 12 months.

The final days, were made so much more comfortable due to the professionalism and care of the following:  The District Nurses Maureen, Marie, Teresa and Sharon, Homehelp Christina, the doctors at Tullig Medical Centre, Staff of Mallow Hospital, Staff of Millstreet Hospital, Reens Pharmacy, Nightcare Tim, Staff of Marymount Hospice, Palliative Nurses Phil, Bina, Kathy and Eileen, Fr Jack and Fr. Seán. 

His passing was made so much easier by the sensitively of:  Daffodil Nurse Phil, South Doc & Davy Tarrant Undertaker. 

The Funeral Mass was exactly as John Anthony would have liked. This was down to the attention to detail and passion that Sharon in Parish office, Fr. Pat, Fr. Seán, Sacristan Julie and Singer Joan put into the ceremony. 

 We were so  grateful to Seán Radley that the ceremony was streamed to Millstreet Hospital for Anne. 

We were very humbled by the friends, neighbours and extended family that lined the road from Ballydaly to Millstreet when he left his home at 8.30am on that Friday morning.

And all those that stood outside the church and at the Graveyard where the final prayers were broadcast over his own public address speakers. 

We would like to sincerely thank everyone who wrote messages of sympathy on RIP.ie, sent Mass Cards and took the time to ring or text.  Your thoughtfulness was appreciated.

Covid-19 may have kept everyone physically apart, but we have never felt so surrounded by people with kind hearts and generous natures.

There were so many gestures of kindness and goodwill from so many people that we, as a family, appreciated and will never forget. We won’t name these individuals as there were so many, we’re afraid we’d forget someone. 

A Mass for all those mentioned (and those not), has been offered for your intentions,  in St. Patrick’s Church. Millstreet. 

St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Annual Appeal on 11th & 12th December 2021

Church door collections in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place at all Masses on the following weekend: 11th & 12th Dec. 2021 (Sat. night and Sun. morning) outside Churches in Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, Derrinagree, Dromagh and Kilcorney. Your generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated.   We thank Mona for the alert.  (S.R.)

If you are in need of help from St. Vincent de Paul in the Millstreet or surrounding areas, please ring (087) 9597900

Church gate collections in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place on this coming weekend 12th & 13th Dec. 2015 outside Churches in Millstreet, Ballydaly and throughout Duhallow. Your generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated. (S.R.)


Christmas Trees for Sale at The Square Millstreet in December 2021

Christmas Trees for Sale in The Square Millstreet at these times in December 2021 

Times and dates as follows:
Saturday 4th 12-3.30pm
Wednesday 8th 12-3.30pm
Friday 10th 2-5pm
Saturday 11th 12-3.30pm
Monday 13th 12-3.30pm
Wed 15th 12-3.30pm
Outside of these times please call Dubby on 087 9255151
Trees from 6ft to 13ft
For trees over 10ft please order in advance now on 087 9255151

 Delivery if required 🚚
 Outside of these times please contact Dubby on 087 9255151 
 Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy Christmas!🎄

Noel Cooney, Curraraigue, Rathcoole

The death has occurred of Noel Cooney, Curraraigue, Rathcoole, Co. Cork.

The unexpected death has occurred on October 15th of Noel Cooney Kilburn, London and Curraraigue, Rathcoole. Predeceased by his wife kitty and sadly missed by his mother Kate, children Catherine, Helena, Caroline, Michael and Sinead, sons in law David and Bruno,grandchildren great grandchildren, brothers Alfie, Donie ,Jerry, Tony sisters Breda, Rhine, Martina and Kathleen, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Immediate family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service for Noel which will take place at St. John’s Church, Dromagh, on Friday 26th November 2021, at 11am followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery immediately afterwards. Due to government and HSE advice we would ask anyone wishing to attend the burial to adhere to Covid guidelines.

Funeral arrangements later.   Messages of sympathy may be left on the condolence link HERE.

“Radio Treasures Extra” This Wednesday from 10 to 11pm

Standing in for one of our dedicated DJs – Breeda Piggott – we shall be presenting a special “Radio Treasures Extra” tonight (Wednesday, 24th 2021) on Cork Music Station from 10 to 11pm.  It’s an hour of a wide variety of music and songs ranging from Light Classical to the Musicals, from Country & Western to Irish Traditional, from Local to World delights in song and music.  Please feel most welcome to join our Family of Dedicated Listeners and to send in a request if you wish to corkmusicstation @gmail.com – Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Kitty Daly (née Kelleher), Macroom Road, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Kitty Daly (née Kelleher), Macroom Road, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

On November 22nd 2021, Kitty passed away peacefully in the tender care of Care Choice, Macroom. Loving wife of the late Enda and sister of the late Mary Scanlon. Sadly missed by her sisters Peggy, Crissie, brother John, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday at 12 noon in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Funeral Mass can be viewed on


Messages of sympathy may be left on condolence HERE.

Aubane and Kilcorney Parish are Hosting an Urgent Christmas Appeal of Support for Cork Penny Dinners on Sunday November 28th,Your Support would be very Welcome

Aubane and Kilcorney Parish are Hosting an Urgent Christmas Appeal of Support for Cork Penny Dinners on Sunday November 28th,

All Donations of the Items listed in the Poster below and Cash Donations would be very Welcome.

There will be Drop off Points for Donations at Aubane Cross or Kall and Dyne Restaurant in Millstreet on next Sunday November 28th between 10am and 2pm

For More information Contact Gwen Barrett on 087 2144371 or Seanie Barrett on 087 6827127.


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

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 23rd Nov. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  We chat about a variety of topics and we listen to the very best songs and music and share some entertaining quotes!  We remember our Faithful Departed.  We listen to the wonderful voices of Frank Sinatra, Doris Day …. and there’s more…much more and we chat about the images below accessed from our Museum Pictorial Archive.   We feature images of Steve Collins and his son Luke at the Museum as well as Seánie Barrett and we recall the wonderful turning on of the Christmas Lights 2021.  Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm”

Eily’s Report – November 23rd

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

It was a very exciting week in Millstreet with the ceremony of  turning on of the Christmas Lights stealing the show over everything else. The hard work that went into the  preparations paid off and thanks to the mild weather of late, even the hanging baskets on the poles looked fresh and colourful. Due to another engagement I missed the speeches and the actual turning on but it was justly rewarding for me to arrive into town and find the place bustling with a carnival atmosphere. Whole families came to town. Tiny tots were dressed up and balloons were popping.  The place was like is used to be in not too distant past. To have world champ Steve Collins to do the necessary and give his speech only reminded us of how fast the past 25 years have flown since he became world champion here in 1995. His friendly demeanor and openness endeared him to all and the youngsters who got his autograph will treasure it all their lives. In his own inimitable style Noel Buckley chairman of our Community Council spoke for us all in fitting words that only he could put together and Margaret Bourke, treasurer of the Community Council made a presentation to Mr Collins on behalf of the people of Millstreet. The Members of our Garda Siochana mingled with the crowd, their friendly presence adding that protective aura which is always so much appreciated. Capabu shop were serving hot chocolate and other goodies while warming crepes with the flavours of your choice were also available on site. All in all it was an occasion to be remembered for all the right reasons and well done to all those who were associated with it. It only goes to show that when Millstreet is asked to do something, they can do it well. A fuller account plus photographs are available on our website.                  While still with the website, it was great to see our own Sean Radley back in action again  for this historic occasion  following his recent foot surgery.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – November 23rd”

Opportunity to talk to the *TDs of Cork North-West

Opportunity to talk to the *TDs of Cork North-West.

When: next **Wednesday at 7PM

Where: *Online on zoom

Topic: environment: climate, biodiversity, just tranition, local concerns to national policy

Every single attendee makes a huge difference.

[No expertise needed.

Not party-political event.]

 Join Our Online Meeting with our local Cork North-West TDs. Your presence & voice really matter!

Peter Lucey
from Crookstown.

Fundraising thank you

I had amazing experience last month cycling for the Irish Cancer Society and doing it in memory of my friend and former St johns team mate Danny Creedon I am amazed by all the generous donations, I cycled a total of 281.86 km and €1600 was raised,. I want to thank Stephanie Kelleher so much for supporting me and spreading the word of my fundraiser, Thank you so much to everyone who has donated

Commemoration 2021 for Paddy McCarthy at Mill Lane on Sunday

At 12 noon on Sunday, 21st Nov. 2021 the 101st Anniversary of Paddy McCarthy was commemorated at Mill Lane, Millstreet organised by the Millstreet Monument Committee.   We thank Noel Keating for alerting us to the historic occasion and special thanks also to Shane Browne for sharing the excellent images.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Commemoration 2021 for Paddy McCarthy at Mill Lane on Sunday”