Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 14th August 2022



Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

14th August 2022

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet


All Masses are livestreamed on

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:  Noreen Dennehy, Lisnaboy

Mass Intentions for this week:

Saturday 13th August:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Dan O’Connor, Claraghatlea;     Michael & Bridget Kelleher, Liscahane Upper

Sunday 14th August:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Bridget & John O’Leary, Gortavehy;

Cullen       10.15a.m. Helena Herlihy, Knockane;  The deceased members of the McSweeney Family, Meenskehy;

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Diarmuid Dennehy, Cloghoulamore;  John Kelleher, Aubane;  Noel & the deceased members of the McSweeney family, Cloghoulamore.

ANNIVERSARIES:  John D. Murphy, Inchileigh; Kathleen Lane, Ballinatona; Mary Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace, John O’Shea, Killowen, Kate O’Driscoll, The Square; Bertie Doody, Dooneen; Rita Hickey, West End; Kathleen Kerrick, Boston & Lackabawn; Julia O’Riordan, Laught; William & Mary Leahy, Kilcorney; Denis Corcoran, Boherbue; John & Kathleen Farrell, Dunmanway; Moira Dineen, Caherbarnagh.

Mass Intentions Feast of the Assumption:

Monday 15th August:

Ballydaly  9.00a.m.

Cullen     10.15a.m.

Millstreet  11.30a.m. The deceased members of the O’Donoghue Family, Cahirbarnagh

Millstreet     7.30p.m. Connie Kelleher, Lackabawn                                         

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 20th August:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Tade John O’Riordan, Murphy’s Terrace;    Connie Dennehy, Curragh & deceased members of Dennehy family

Sunday 21st August:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Kathleen Dineen, Ballydaly (recently deceased)

Cullen       10.15a.m. Mary & Ned Byrne, Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Sheila & John O’Keeffe     

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Dominic Lawlor, Clara Road [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 14th August 2022”

Interview with Sean Murphy of The Pub in Carriganima with Details of the upcoming Declan Nerney Gig on this Sunday

Sean Murphy of The Pub in Carriganima in Conversation with Willie Fitzgerald of Cork Music Station outlining Details of the Upcoming Declan Nerney Gig happening at The Pub in Carriganima on Sunday August 14th.

Check out the Link Below for the Interview

Should be a great Evening out in Carriganima next Sunday Evening.


Details on 087 2600640 

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club’s Next Competition

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club

The next competition is the Alan O’Connor
Foursomes Matchplay Competition open to all adult and juvenile members.

Foursomes is a team competition format in which a side is made up of two players and those two players take every second shot hitting the same golf ball.

Please send entries for to 086 8510423 before 8 pm Monday 15th August to be included in the draw.

In loving memory of Mossie Scannell

In loving memory of Mossie Scannell whose first Anniversary occurs on 13th August 2022. The Anniversary Mass will take place on Friday 12th August at Church of the Sacred Heart Kiskeam at 7.30pm.

Not, How Did He Die, But How Did He Live?

Not, how did he die, but how did he live?
Not, what did he gain, but what did he give?
These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of his birth.
Nor what was his church, nor what was his creed?
But had he befriended those really in need?
Was he ever ready, with words of good cheer, To bring back a smile, to banish a tear? Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say, But how many were sorry when he passed away?

Declan Nerney appearing at The Pub in Carriganima on next Sunday August 14

With just a few days to go now next Sunday August 14th is Fast Approaching as we get closer to a Big Night of Music in The Village Marquee at The Pub in Carriganima an Event not to be missed with the Appearance of the Fabulous Declan Nerney and Band and we also Welcome Back the Fantastic Michelle Murphy Band,Proceedings Kick off at 7pm in what promises to be a great Night Out,Enquiries on 087 2600640.


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>

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

On this Tuesday – 9th Aug. 2022 – preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme 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….and lots of great Interviews.    And we chat about the following  12 pictures accessed from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John C. Casey received a royal welcome home to Millstreet paying a visit from New York for the first time in twenty years. The Desmond Family Clan Reunion was an important focus for John C.. (Picture by Killian Linehan)

James Carr of Shanaknuck with Giuseppe of “Dago Red” in Ballydehob.

Artist Supreme, Denis O’Connor at his Irish home in Barna, Ballydehob and also at his current Exhibition.

Maura and Patrick Lyons of Bruree, Co. Limerick – brilliant Dancers at the final open-air dance of the season at Mushera.


Sheila Fitzgerald and Film Crew at Tubrid Holy Well recording a special video for Sheila’s wonderful latest song “Santa Maria – A Prayer to Mary”.

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

Noreen Dennehy (née O’Sullivan) Lisnaboy

The death has occurred of Noreen Dennehy (née O’Sullivan), Lisnaboy, Cullen. On August 9th 2022, peacefully in the presence of her loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff at Cork University Hospital. Beloved wife of Dan, loving mother of Eileen, Collette Ryan (Mournabbey) and Martin, son-in-law Damien, daughter-in-law Diane, her adored grandchildren Anna, Patrick, Katie, Shauna, Darragh and Jamie, her brothers Dan and Seamus and the late John and Anna. Sadly missed by her loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, kind neighbours, relatives and friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace. [rip]

Reposing at Church of the Nativity, Cullen on Wednesday, 10th August 2022, from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass at 11:30am on Thursday, 11th August 2022, at Cullen. Burial afterwards at the adjoining cemetery, Cullen. Messages of sympathy can be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Millstreet Pipe Band’s Fundraiser

Millstreet Pipe Band’s fundraiser to cover the shortfall between a grant received for new uniforms & equipment & their final cost, as well as the lack of Church Gate Collections for two years due to Covid, raised a total of €6,669.05.
The Pipe Band would like to say thank you for the amazing generosity shown by so many people, businesses & committees.
There were donations from near and far &  the support was greatly appreciated.
The total raised from the gofundme page was €3,449.05 (after fees). There were further cash & cheque donations of €3,220.00 bringing the total raised to €6,669.05.
The Pipe Band would also like to thank everyone for the good wishes extended to the band during their fundraiser.

Eily’s Report – 9th August

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

Great to be here on this beautiful sunny day   Today (Monday) I was up a little earlier than usual and it was worth it. A blanket of fog covered the land and as it melted more and more places came into view and it’s wonderful to know that tomorrow will be the same and so on for the rest of the week. It gives everybody an opportunity to plan no matter what is your station in life. Plan to take the children to the beach or get some of the early harvest work done on the land.  It’s autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.  Season of blackberries, hazel nuts, torn hands from binding corn, season of the chance of finding beautiful wild mushrooms. When seasons were the soft days of autumn were great for bringing them up and we searched for them early and late to get that unique taste that the mass produced ones don’t have. With the saving of the hay and the turf done, in the summer there was still plenty to do when it came to the  autumn/harvest time. The  grower kept a close eye on the planes of golden corn and wheat and barley  as he roamed the fields in the cool of the evening testing the grains between his teeth to see if they were fit to harvest. We hated binding the corn, but our bonus was that we were kept at home from school to help. My Dad would sit on the  two horse mower, rake in hand and as the horses moved along the rich bounty would fell and he would divide it into bundles known as sheafs. It was our job then to take a bit off of each bundle and use it to bind it securely. Back breaking work and it was made all the more painful if there were thistles or nettles in the mix  and when we cried out in pain at being stung by a nettle, we were told to find a dock weed and squeeze the juice of it on to the problem patch. This we always did, but I never seen it to work and there was no use in going back again there was nothing more for it, you were told what to do so bind on. At night when the days work was over the scratches and pricks of the thistle came into their own and also the scratches from the remains of the corn left standing called caoinleens, (oh they were sharp on our bare shins ) often kept us awake after a hard day but come the morning we didn’t say a word in case we’d be deemed not fit for the cornfield and have to go to school. Tea out in the meadow was the thrill of a lifetime. It made a welcome break from work and gallons of half hot tea and fresh homemade bread plastered with butter and new seasons blackberry jam was a tonic for any pain or ache. Another autumn task was the digging of the spuds. In the country they were always called spuds, while our town colleagues called them potatoes and chided our country lore. Again time off school to follow the spade all day and rattle the sods to get the last one out. In time we got a potato digger which was pulled by the horse and the spinning wheel broke the drill into shreds and tossed it aside exposing the grand display of our food until the same time next year.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 9th August”

Passing Through Millstreet in 1804

Extracts from the Journal of a traveller who passed through Millstreet twice in August 1804:

Friday, 24th August 1804. … From Mallow to Millstreet I took a post-chaise; but like all other travellers in a post-chaise, might as well have been at home, as I can give no account of the prospects, or of the manners of the people. The little vile inn of Millstreet was full of the company resorting to Killarney; so that I fared very uncomfortably: but early next morning set off in a chaise, and arrived at Killarney to breakfast

Sunday, 26th August 1804: Next morning, Sunday, we set out on foot for Millstreet, before six o’clock; intending to reach that place in time for church at twelve. But the day being sultry, and the distance greater than we believed, sixteen Irish or twenty-one English miles, frequent restings became necessary; and it was full eight hours before we arrived at the end of our walk: alas! too late for church, of which the service seemed to have been hurried over with its usual rapidity. On the road we met multitudes of Catholics going to matins, neatly dressed, having their beads and crucifixes suspended at their sides. Can these decent people be the sanguinary rebels who delight in massacre, and seek to turn things upside down? With respect to the establishment, or any other denomination of religion, there seems to prevail a melancholy lukewarmness. There is no church on the road or near it, all the way from Killarney to Millstreet. Neither is any difference apparent, except amongst the Catholics, betwixt Saturday and Sunday; some being employed in burning lime, some cutting turf, some thatching their houses, others sewing or knitting at their doors, and all whistling or singing. [read more …] “Passing Through Millstreet in 1804”

Fr. Tommy McCarthy, Clontarf, Dublin

Monsignor Dan O’Connor (Dublin, Macroom, Millstreet) has kindly alerted us recently to the sad departure of Fr. Tommy McCarthy of St. Anthony’s Clontarf, Dublin to his Eternal Reward.    Fr. Tommy’s Grandfather was Jerry Cahill who was Manager of Millstreet Creamery many decades ago.     Jerry’s daughter, Peggy married Cal McCarthy who had come to Millstreet as Assistant Creamery Manager.   Peggy and Cal were the parents of Fr. Tommy.   We share the full notice below.   Fr. Tommy was P.P. of Cabra West, Dublin at one point of his ministry.  He is believed to be one of the first Priests to obtain a Pilot’s Licence.    He was also Chaplain to Dublin Airport.   We extend our sincere sympathy and prayers to the Family.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  (S.R.) 

The death has occurred of Fr. Tommy McCarthy, Clontarf, Dublin.

McCarthy, Fr. Tommy (formerly Blackheath Park, Clontarf), 5th August 2022, (peacefully) in the wonderful care of the staff of the Hawthorn Ward, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, after a short illness, borne with strength and dignity. Predeceased by his parents Cal and Peg and his brothers John and Fr. Derry. Adored brother of ‘the twins’ Cathal and Áine (Threadgold). He will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Chris, sister-in-law Colette, his nieces and nephew, grandnieces and grandnephews, his cousins, his extended family and his large circle of colleagues and friends.

May he rest in eternal peace

Removal on Tuesday morning (9th August) to St. Anthony’s Church, St. Lawrence’s Road, Clontarf, for Requiem Mass at 11.30 o’clock. Funeral thereafter to St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton.

Mass can be viewed live on the Parish Website:

Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Hospice Cancer Support Group.   Condolences link is HERE.

A Big Thanks from Bumbleance for your Support

Willie Fitzgerald would like to inform People of a Communication that he received from Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service Group Thanking People for the Support shown after the recent Fundraiser Car Run and Go Fund Me Page that was held for the Group,a Total of €3,858.46 was the Final Figure Collected and Bumbleance were most appreciative ofvtge Support they got in a Letter and Card that was forwarded on from them,it is the intention that Millstreet Vintage Club and Cork Music Station will put there support behind a Similar Venture again in 2023.

Open Day at Chapel Hill School of Art, Macroom on Sat., 20th August 2022

Open Day!

Celebrating the Relaunch
of Chapel Hill School of Art
Chapel Hill, Macroom,
P12 E020

To celebrate the Art School re-opening for classes in September, Chapel Hill School of Art in
Macroom is hosting an fun, free Open Day August 20th from 12.30 to 4pm.
In partnership with The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and
Media and Cork County Council with Heritage Week, Cork Craft Month and August Craft
Month, a series of Heritage based workshops and demonstrations will be showcased for
your enjoyment on the spacious grounds and buildings on Chapel Hill. Free Event…….All Welcome!

One of Many Special Tributes to Jerry Corkery, Ballydaly Upper

We thank Brian Lynch for alerting us to a magnificent tribute on Facebook which his brother, Patrick who lives in Indiana, USA, has paid to the late Jerry Corkery, Ballydaly Upper.   Here we share the heartfelt tribute:

Jerry Corkery passed earlier this week and it felt like a large part of my earliest memories had also left.
He was my Dad’s best friend, and living only two fields away, a regular visitor to our home.
Always immaculately dressed, he would pop in to say a quick ‘hello’ or engage in some intellectual sparring with my dad on politics or some current affair.
Jerry was my Godfather, and a frequent contributor on birthdays, communion, confirmation, and other big events. He helped fund my ‘communion’ bike (a high nelly from Jerry Horgan), and my ‘confirmation bike’ (10 speed Raleigh Medale). For the annual Millstreet Horse Show, he found a way to get me a few pound notes to ‘get some sweets’ as the show was a high-dollar event for my young wallet.
Of course Jerry loved horses, so this was a big event for him too.
Some of my earliest and warmest memories are traveling to Cork or Killarney for a football match, seemingly always between Cork and Kerry. Traveling in a green Land Cruiser with bench seats in the back, Andrew and I would be on one side, John and Thomas on the other, all of us draped in Cork red and white. Jerry and my Dad would occupy the front seats, happily chatting the drive away.
Eurovision is another strong memory, a lot of Lynch kids with a lot of Corkery kids in the living room, drinking tea and watching Johnny Logan make history with ‘What’s Another Year?’
I was often to be found at the Corkery house, hanging around with John, annoying Willie O’ Sullivan, borrowing tools, occasionally a tractor, (and on one memorable occasion with my dad, we borrowed a bull). Despite my too-frequent presence, I only ever saw Jerry angry once: given I had just hit his wall backwards whilst practicing my rally driving in an old Mk2 Escort, I had surely earned it.
For the past 30 years or so I have been an infrequent visitor to Ballydaly, but would see Jerry from time to time. I expect he must have missed my dad, and one reflects on them together again, probably discussing politics.
I last saw Jerry in February, and though the years were evident, he was still Jerry Corkery. On my wall, here in Indiana, I have a framed photo of 1957 Ballydaly Duhallow Championship team, and along with other warriors of the time It is easy to identify Jerry and my dad, both in their prime. Sadly, many of their fellow players have also passed.
On social media, as the sad news broke, ‘Gentleman’ was a consistent comment. Jerry was indeed a gentleman, and a kind man. I was desperately sorry to hear of his passing, and know he will be missed by Mary, his family and grandkids.
RIP, Jerry. You were a big part of our lives.”

Last Dance on Mushera Mountain for 2022 happening this Sunday August 7th

The Last Dance for 2022 on Mushera Platform is happening this Sunday August 7th between 3pm and 5.30pm.

Music by Tim Joe and Ann,All very Welcome.

No Cover Charge.

Enquiries on 086 0647381

Sincere Thanks to All Following a Wonderfully Successful Cúl Camp 2022

Millstreet Juvenile GAA Committee would like to thank all of the Coaches for giving up their time to help out, all the Parents that helped out with lunch time duty . Thanks to Denis, Jim and all the men that helped with keeping the park and dressing rooms tidy after each day of camp . Thanks to Daniel O’Connell for coming over….the kids really enjoyed it . Thanks to Seanie Radley and John Tarrant for taking some wonderful pictures. To the ice cream truck and to Ronan O’Leary who provided some great music everyday.   And a very special thanks also to Joe Fitzgerald and O’Keeffe’s Supervalu for the splendid treats provided during the Cúl Camp.  And to the kids, we hope each and everyone of ye had a great week. We hope to see ye all back next year.

Recent very successful Cúl Camp 2022 at Millstreet Town Park recorded on the day that Cork Senior Footballer supreme from Kanturk, Daniel O’Connell visited the Camp. (A full feature will later follow.)  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)