We thank Presenter, John Greene for information about this evening’s programme 7 to 8pm on C103. (S.R.)
In this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene pays a visit to a small grocery shop in Bandon, where four generations have withstood fire and floods, World War2, a recession, changes in social habits and the challenge of Multi Nationals.
We meet the West Cork based press photographer who took the iconic photograph of an eighteen year old lady Diana Spencer in the see-through dress.
Setting out from Millstreet GAA Community Hall at 10:30 this Saturday morning, 7th Dec. 2019 and coordinated by Millstreet Athletic Club this year’s Christmas Jumper Challenge Run in aid of Irish Cancer Society was a wonderful success with many enthusiastic and energetic runners (and walkers) participating. Our pictures capture the scene before setting off on the run. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Church door collections in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place at all Masses on this coming weekend 7th & 8th Dec. 2019 (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
MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END: Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Denis & Kitty O’Sullivan, Rathduane Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Sheila Sherlock, Drishane View Cullen 10.15 a.m. Eileen, Michael & Tony Moynihan, Coalpits Millstreet 11.30 a.m. John D., Noreen & Mary Murphy, Inchileagh
ANNIVESARIES: Daniel O’Connell, West End; Donal & Nora Murphy, Killarney Road; Margaret Reen, Main Street; Denis & the deceased members of the Cashman Family, Tullig; Mary Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; Denis Buckley, Mountleader; Con Buckley, Dooneen; Lily Moore, Liscreagh; Jack & the deceased members of the Kelleher & Bennett families, Dromsicane; Francie Herlihy, Glountane; Noel Lehane, Two Gneeves; Tony Veart, Ahane; Noreen O’Keeffe-Finn, Millstreet & Dromina; Timmy & the deceased members of the Sheehan Family, Killavullen. [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 8th December, 2019”
The death has occurred of Ellen O’Sullivan (née Lane), Cloghoulamore / Kilcorney. Late of Horsemount, Kilcorney. On December 6th 2019, peacefully and in the presence of her family, wife of the late Peter and mother of Mary, Dan, Eileen (O Shea), Mick, Jerry and Kathleen (Creedon), sister of the late Dan, Kitty, Denis and Patricia. Deeply regretted by her family, daughters in law Margaret and Nicola, sons in law Con and Paudie, sisters Nora, Peggy and Mary, brother Thade, brothers in law, sisters in law, beloved grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends. “May she rest in Peace”
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Saturday evening, rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Sunday evening from 6pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am with burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]
The Board of Directors, Management & Staff would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas & peaceful New Year. Here are the opening hours for our Millstreet branch over the festive period:
Pop into our Millstreet branch and enter our Christmas Elfie Competition to be in with a chance of winning a €50 One for All Gift Card. Simply take a quick pic and send it to us via Facebook or Instagram!
Listen below to Jerry O’Sullivan of Radio Kerry bringing you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at the base of Ireland’s first charity air ambulance, the Irish Community Rapid Response service. Jerry visited the base in Rathcoole, Millstreet, where spoke to Ruth Bruton and John Murray where he learned that they actually have two helicopters in Rathcoole, and about the technical goings on behind the scene, and how they are funded:
Millstreet Vintage Club held a very successful AGM at The Parish Centre in Millstreet on last Thursday Night Dec 5th with a strong Attendance who heard Dan O`Riordan Club Secretary outlining and recapping on a very successful and busy year for the Club in 2019 with many great events being held over the year including a highly successful Charity Truck Run,Car Runs,Tractor Runs, Barbeque,Cars/Chat/Coffee Mornings,Model Show etc taking place and as a result the Club raised over €22,000 along the way during the year as well for some very worthy Charities including Alzheimhers, Millstreet Pipe Band,Cullen Pipe Band,Cork Simon,Bumbulance for Children,CART Rural Transport Carriganima and ICRR Air Ambulance.
Myra Sheehan Club Treasurer gave a detailed Financial Report for the year gone by while Club Chairman Donie Lucey in his address thanked all Club Members,Fellow Committee Members and anyone else who helped and supported the Club during the Course of the year gone by.
Following this a New Committee for the Club was Elected as Follows: Geff O`Sullivan-President John Barry-Vice President Dan Barry-Chairman Luke Hurley/Donie Lucey-Vice Chairman Dan O`Riordan-Secretary Tim Lucey-Assistant Secretary Myra Sheehan-Treasurer Tom Mulcahy-Assistant Treasurer Bernard Crowley-PRO Willie Fitzgerald/Daniel Lane-Safety Officer John O’Riordan-Equipment Officer Ita Fitzgerald/Myra Sheehan-Club Membership Officer
Millstreet Vintage Club are again planning on having a Busy year in 2020 with many of the Events held during the past year being planned again with the first Event of the year taking place on Sunday Jan 19 which will be a Cars/Coffee/Chat Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice to be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel,further details of this Event and all the other Events to take place during 2020 will follow shortly. The Club is always open to New Members and if you want to find out more about joining the Club give Dan Barry a Call on 087 2680011 or Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569 or you can contact any Club Member and please do check out our Twitter Page https://twitter.com/MillstreetV for updates, and you can check us out on Facebook as well at https://www.facebook.com/Millstreet-Vintage-Club-1235187116516958/ or send an email to <email>
A tree will be in the Bank of Ireland Millstreet branch from December 9th, 2019 to January 6th 2020, to raise funds for our local community hospital. You write your intention or offerings on it and hang it off the tree and donate whatever you like. Your support is much appreciated.
The recently launched Millstreet Calendar 2020 is proving very popular and is now on sale throughout Millstreet in many shops and outlets. Selling at €7.00 each – profits from this year’s Calendars are being donated to Millstreet’s Children’s Playground Development Project. Many people have already posted multiple copies of the Calendar abroad to Relatives and Friends.
The AGM of Millstreet & District Housing Association (Millstreet Day Centre) will take place on Wednesday 11th December @ 7.30pm in the Day Centre. Local Support in attendance would be very much appreciated. We are trying to encourage more volunteers to get involved with the Centre so come along to the AGM to learn more!
Two 5th year students from Millstreet Community School, Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley, will be travelling to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter 2020. They are following in a long line of students who have done the same over recent years.
The cost for their week in Lourdes is €670/person. This covers flights and accommodation. As in previous years events will be held to help them cover this cost. The first event will be a bake sale which is to be held on Saturday 14th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after the 6.30pm Mass. Everyone is welcome to come along and support them in their efforts. Thank you
Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to express their sincere gratitude and thank Jerry Casey of Casey Construction for a significant donation to the Playground Project. Come on Millstreet entrepreneurs and show your local business spirit like Casey Construction! TO DONATE: If you are in business locally or just like swings and slides and wish to make a donation you may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym, Millstreet
If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hi all, it’s that time of year again and we must all turn our minds to the festive season. The festive season of course wouldn’t be the same without a delicious turkey for the dinner table on Christmas day! I rear traditional bronze turkeys in the millstreet area. 100% Irish, oven ready for the big day you can have the option to also have them boned and rolled to make the day that bit easier! For more information or to place an order please contact me Sean on 0857847879 I’d be delighted to hear from you!
Our Christmas Lights were turned on with great gusto on Friday evening. Great crowds, including many from other countries and creeds. All wearing Santa hats and sparkly gear adding a real carnival atmosphere to the occasion. If the evening was cold, nobody felt it. We had the pipe band, the community singers and the event was presided over by Community Council Chairman Noel Buckley. There were no shortage of politicians for turning on the lights. Warming cups of tea were passed around. Thanks to a friendly Garda presence who saw that all went well and passing traffic was not held up or delayed.
I have to compliment the hard working ladies who spearheaded it all and the many hands on people who worked so hard to made our Town Centre a bright and cheerful place in the run up to the Festive Season.
And now that the Christmas Season is on please shop at home. We need our shops and they need us. Our shops are always full of gift ideas at Christmas time. And they will all give vouchers which is the easiest way of all to shop. There are many of us who neither want to wade into the masses in the big stores nor know what to get, so a voucher from a local store is a winner every time. Be it a beauty product, hairdressing, clothing, heating fuel , cutting hedges, paint a wall , trim the grass , the list is endless. Good luck to those who love to rummage through the big places, but there are many who almost faint at the thought, and the idea of a voucher says it all. I know it does for me. So please shop at home.