Eircode: P51 W983 Eircode: P51 K316
PARISH WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Monday November 30th to Sunday December 6th
Fr Tom Leane
The Presbytery, Dromagh, Mallow, Co. Cork. Eircode: P51 YWF1
Tel: (029)78096 Mob: (087) 2300565 Parish Office: Secretary Evelyn O’Sullivan
Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday.Tel: (029)78096
Safeguarding Children Representatives: Margaret McCarthy & John Cronin
Designated Liaison Person Kerry Diocese: 087 6362 780
Priest on Duty Sunday 6th Dec Fr Tom Leane (029) 78096 / 087 2300565
Priest on Duty Sunday 13th Dec Fr Pat O’Donnell (064) 7758026 / 086 8351732
Christmas Trees for Sale in The Square Millstreet at these times in December 2020
Saturday Dec 5th 12-2
Tuesday Dec 8th 2-4
Thursday 10th 12-2
Friday 11th 3-5
Saturday 12th 12-2
Delivery if required
Outside of these times please contact Dubby on 087 9255151
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy Christmas!
After trying to find English-speaking vocations in England , the Sisters of the Child Jesus – Nicolas Barré (EJNB) left for Ireland in 1908 . And set up Drishane Convent in 1909 in order to supply a growing need for Sisters who were fluent in English in communities in Asia , and more particularly in Malaysia. Looking to make Drishane better known in Ireland, in 1910 the sisters published postcards, in black and white, and also colorized.
The Infant Jesus Sisters have now published these 18 postcards … some which we have seen before, others we have not. As an example, the postcard below shows the castle (covered in ivy) to the left of the two trees, and the main house between the two trees.
To see the photos, go to the IJS archive website, and you will find the photos in the embedded PDF’s (which you will have to scroll down through)
We would like to thank the very generous families of Kilcorney N.S. for their wonderful donations in aid of Cork Penny Dinners and the local SVP branch.
On Sunday afternoon, 29th Nov. 2020, a very impressive Historical Reenactment Group having travelled from the Kilmichael Site visited Millstreet to pay tribute at Mill Lane to the memory of Captain Paddy McCarthy the centenary of whose death in 1920 occurs about this time. A superbly dignified ceremony took place by the Group who came from Cork City and County. Following an uplifting introduction the Proclamation was read with great feeling. Appropriate prayers were recited. Seán Ó Cróinín from Cork City delivered an excellent speech regarding the life and death of Captain Paddy McCarthy. A gentleman with beautiful native Irish sang in a magnificent manner “Mo Ghile Mear” and “Amhrán na bhFiann”. The Organisers recognised that due to COVID-19 the event could not be advertised but hoped that in time to come a much bigger Tribute Event could take place with a far bigger attendance – at a time when COVID-19 will be a memory. Here we share a selection of images from Sunday’s event and we thank Seán Ó Cróinín for sharing two images recorded at Kilmichael over the weekend. (S.R.)
As we all experienced on this Sunday, 29th Nov. 2020 a Foggy Day in Millstreet Town (!) it was quite a different story on the wonderful heights of Bealach area above Ballydaly. And we’re most fortunate that some six superb images have been shared by Mary, Dan and John O’Riordan of Ballydaly where we note a beautiful sunny day above the fog which gives the impression that one is almost observing the sea below the trees and fields. Sincere thanks to our Friends for sharing. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) More splendid images to follow later. [read more …] “Spectacular Bealach Images Above the Fog Today”
We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 29th Nov. 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 1.30pm. 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. (S.R.)
On this Sunday’s programme we include our popular “Take the Floor” feature for our Superb Dancers!
And we chat about the following pictorial feature with lots of Festive Images. Tap on the pictures to enlarge:
Our schedule this week regarding the broadcast on Cork Music Station of Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is as follows:
Sunday, 29th Nov. 2020 at 11.30 a.m..
Monday, 30th Nov. 2020….No Mass
Tuesday, 1st Dec. 2020 at 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday, 2nd Dec. 2020 at 10.00 a.m.
Thursday, 3rd Dec. 2020 at 10.00 a.m.
Friday, 4th Dec. 2020 at 10.00 a.m.
Broadcast of Mass on Cork Music Station will continue until
First Sunday of Advent
29th November 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following:
RECENT DEATHS: Donal McSweeney, Knocknageeha; John Anthony O’Sullivan, Ballydaly; Josie Healy, Church Street & England.
Anniversaries: Denis Murphy,Gurranecarney (Month’s Mind); Margaret O’Byrne, West End; Garrett Hickey, West End; Joan Healy, Minor Row; Philip Cronin & Sheila O’Callaghan, Pound Hill; Denis O’Shea, Pound Hill; Julia & John C. O’Leary, Adrivale; John & Norrie Guerin, Ballydaly; Maura, Tom & the deceased members of the Cronin family, Knockduff; Peggy Cronin, Cullen; Jackie & Mary Anne Murphy, Laharn East, Boherbue; Nora Burke, Kilnamartyra; Marty Healy, Carriganima; Anna Dimmock, Aubane & London.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK – FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING MASS WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
SUNDAY 29th November: Denis O’Rahilly, Murphy’s Terrace at 11.30a.m.
No Mass on Monday 30th November
TUESDAY 1st December: Mass for Private Intentions at 10.00a.m
WEDNESDAY 2nd December: Mass for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.
THURSDAY 3rd December: Mass for William O’Brien, Nohovaldaly at 10.00a.m.
FRIDAY 4th December: Mass for R.O.C.S. at 10.00a.m.
SATURDAY 5th December : Mass for Frank & Margaret Reen, Main Street at 6.30p.m.
SUNDAY 6th December: Mass for Denis & the deceased members of the Cashman Family, Tullig; John B. “The Shamrock” Murphy, West End.
ALTAR SOCIETY for 6th & 13th December: Group A
Broadcast of Mass on Cork Music Station will continue until
the Live Streaming Service begins.
SEASON OF ADVENT
This weekend we begin the season of Advent which is a time of waiting for the great event – the coming of Christ. Pope Francis has described the Advent season as a time of conversion to make space in one’s heart for Christ to come and fill it with joy. Vigilance, he continued, means “paying attention to our neighbor in difficulty and allowing their need to draw us in, without waiting for him or her to ask us for help.” May we continue to be vigilant to the needs of our family members, our neighbours and our community as we journey through these challenging times. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 29th November 2020”
Magnificent Artist, Bertie Buckley has alerted us to his upcoming Christmas Window Display at Corkery’s Bar, Strand Street, Kanturk where one may view a selection of his original Line Drawings and Paintings as well as Laminated Prints of the Originals. All will be for sale and the splendid Display will continue throughout December 2020. Bertie may be contacted on 087 679 3841….or on email at buckleybertie49 @gmail.com. Special thanks to Dan Twomey of Corkery’s Bar for his very kind cooperation. Here we share a selection of Bertie’s Line Drawings and Paintings. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)Artist Supreme, Bertie Buckley
The death has occurred of Seamus Guerin, Coolclogher, Boherbue, Cork. Unexpected at his residence, dearly beloved son of Nora and the late Sean, brother of the late Catherine. He will be sadly missed by his heartbroken mother, brothers Donal and Pat, sister Noreen, sister-in-law Mary, brother-in-law Brendan, aunt Peggy, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. [rip]
Due to the current government guidelines a private family funeral mass will take place on Saturday at The Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s cemetery, Millstreet. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.
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The death has occurred of John Anthony O’Sullivan, Snr., Ballydaly, Rathmore, Co. Kerry.
Passed away, peacefully, after a short illness. Sadly missed by his wife Anne (nee Dunlea), children Denis, Kay, Hugh, John and Willis, daughters-in-law Carla, Mary and Orla, son-in-law Ger, grandchildren Nigel, Jonathon, Shane, Helena, Cian, Oisín, Sorcha, Joshua, Michael, William, Anthony and Julian, brothers Tagdhie, DD and Raymond, sisters-in-law, Catherine, Margaret, Sheila, Nancy and Anne, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends. Predeceased by his brothers Michael and Seamus and daughter-in-law Deborah.
May He Rest in Peace
A private family funeral Mass will take place in accordance with the current government guidelines on Friday at 9am in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
House private, please.
Messages of sympathy may be left HERE which links to rip.ie. [read more …] “John Anthony O’Sullivan Snr., Ballydaly”
Our schedule this week regarding the broadcast on Cork Music Station of Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is as follows:
Sunday, 22nd Nov. 2020 at 11.30 a.m..
Monday, 23rd Nov. 2020….No Mass
Tuesday, 24th Nov. 2020 at 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday, 25th Nov. 2020 at 10.00 a.m.
Thursday, 26th Nov. 2020 at 10.00 a.m.
Friday, 27th Nov. 2020 at 9.00 a.m. (Funeral Mass)
Since March 2020 we, here at Cork Music Station, have been delighted to broadcast the weekend, daily and Funeral Masses. We thank Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., for his much appreciated kind words in this week’s Parish Newsletter. We shall continue to provide our audio broadcasts until the upcoming new Audio-visual Streaming Service is fully in place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. We extend sincere thanks to the many Loyal Listeners who have been tuned in on a global level since March and we are most grateful for the very kind comments which we have been receiving as people express their joy at being able to join our local Church for these important transmissions. Special thanks also to the Fitzgerald Family in Cullen – William, Ita and John – for having originally established the much listened to Cork Music Station. Míle buíochas. (S.R.)
Unexpectedly at his residence, predeceased by his parents Dan Joe and Mai. Loving brother of Debbie, Denis, Dermie, Phyllis, Kathleen, Noel, Marian and Carmel and much loved uncle and grand-uncle. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, cousins and friends.
In accordance with government and H.S.E. guidelines, Donal’s Funeral Mass will take place privately in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen on Friday at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Messages of sympathy may be left HERE.
Professional Cleaning and Hygienic Service with immaculate and well organised mind set in keeping your place Germ Free and Neat as a Button.
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. 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>
Dromtariffee Parish Annual Harvest Collection in Dromtariffee Hall Sat Dec 5th from 12pm to 3.30pm in Aid of Cork Penny Dinners and local Saint Vincent De Paul Branch,if you need a Donation collected from your Home Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.
See Items listed below that would be Welcome for Donations.
“Radio Treasures” is on air tonight (Tues., 24th Nov. 2020) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00. We feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music… tonight we feature a selection of songs and music with lots of variety as well as lots of interesting musings and words of wisdom. Included in tonight’s programme:
- Our 10pm feature tonight places focus on the Virtual Launch of the hugely impressive Millstreet Community School App. We chat with School Principal, Pól Ó Siodhcháin and Deputy Principal, Frances Moynihan.
- We chat about a fascinating collection of 1962 images relating to Kilcorney very kindly presented by Bernard Spain of Corbally in Limerick.
- We celebrate the Millstreet connection with Tipperary Star Footballer, Colin O’Riordan….and we listen to his inspiring after match interview at 9.45pm.
- We salute the new American President Elect and Vice President.
- We feature Alan Finn’s new magnificent musical collection with his Group.
- We hear some lesser known interesting facts about Ireland.
- We share Fr. Jim Kennelly’s A.L.T.A.R. approach to Prayer.
- We repeat highlights of the excellent interview between Donie Lucey and William Fitzgerald from last Thursday’s Show relating to three praiseworthy fundraisers. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my weekly report.
The November wind is howling outside but still the little birds come and feast on the peanuts that I hang out for them at if it was calm and pleasant. It’s a well known saying that we are all built to meet our task in life and the little birds are a sure proof of that. Talking of meeting our challenges, with the end of the lockdown another week away, patience is wearing thin in a lot of people. Tempers are fraying and like the long distance runner the finishing line was never so much sought after. But there is always light at the end of the tunnel and the hope of a successful vaccine is enough to make us all try a little harder and make sure that we don’t lose the trophy for the want of that final push. So keep on praying and keep on trying.
The death has occurred of Kathleen Murphy (née Leader), The Island, Clonbanin, Mallow, Cork. Peacefully in her 98th year, surrounded by her family, at Care Choice Nursing Home, Macroom. Beloved wife of the late Patrick, mother of the late Leonard, sister of the late Joan, Maureen and Leo. Deeply mourned by her sons Peter, Gerard and Don, her daughters Vaun and Helen, sister Sarah, brothers Donal and Sean, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Due to current government guidelines, a private family funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday in The Church of The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree, at 1pm. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu to St. Vincent de Paul. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.
Colin O’ Riordan’s g-g-grandmother was born in Coomlogane, Millstreet, about 1853. She was Julia Corkery, sister of Big Jerh, and she marrried James Twohig of Banteer in 1884. Their daughter, Ellen Twohig married Thomas O’ Riordan of Farrendoyle in 1918. Ellen and Thomas O’ Riordan had 11 children, and are both buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Millstreet.Colin’s gran-aunt, Julia, became a nun and was known as Sr. Agnes in Drishane Convent. Sr. Denise (Noreen) O’Riordan, was another gran-aunt of Colin O’ Riordan. Sr. Denise was a member of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word, Ohio, for 72 years and her passing earlier this year aged 87, marked the end of an era for that generation of the O’ Riordan family. Congratulations and continued success to Colin, his parents Michael and Imelda, and the extended O’ Riordan family in Farrendoyle and Tipperary.”
Colin’s wonderfully inspiring words following the historic win by Tipperary on Sunday, 22nd Nov. 2020:
“I can’t put it into words. It’s an emotional day for me. A few weeks ago I didn’t think I’d be here and just to be out there with the lads giving it your all for the sake of Tipperary, I can’t put it into words.
It’s the best feeling I’ve had in many years. It just fills me with pride so much, I get emotional even thinking about it. To me, it’s one of the best days of my life…
We’ve put in stepping stones with Tipp for a long time. Obviously I wasn’t there for the last few years, playing with Sydney or whatever. To come back to the stepping stones that these boys have out in for the last five years since I’ve been away.
This isn’t about me. It isn’t about Colin O’Riordan coming out to give interviews, it’s about the boys out here. To me, it means so much to be able to put on the Tipp jersey. It’s something I will never take for granted, it’s something I’ll respect to the day I die, that I had the opportunity to wear the jersey.
It’s a massive opportunity for me. I just want to say that I’m extremely thankful to Sydney for giving me the opportunity to play this game.
They were 100 per cent within their rights to say no to me and refuse me permission to play. They had no problem. John Longmire and all these lads over there with the Sydney Swans are an incredible organisation.”
We are most grateful to Seáno Murphy of Knocknagree and formerly of Mill Lane, Millstreet for sharing a very important memory and two historic images relevant to the recent Centenary Commemoration of the death of Captain Paddy McCarthy at Mill Lane on 22nd Nov. 1920. Seáno writes:
“Seán, in keeping with your report on Paddy McCarthy’s death I have to mention the story my mother Katty Dineen told me about the night he was shot by the side of Lena and Agnes Dennehy’s house. She (my mother) and her mother moved three doors down to Neily Hickey’s garage for safety. Paddy’s body was brought down and laid in front of mother’s window where he died the following morning. My mother had to wash away his blood from under the window. I am sending two photos to illustrate the exact location of that very window where he died and also of the back of Lena Dennehy’s house where he was shot.”
An image from the 1950s showing Seán Casey of Cloghoula taken in Mill Lane with Lena Dennehy’s house in the background outside which Captain Paddy McCarthy was shot. At that time the entrance to Mill Lane from Main Street was much narrower. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Community Council Ltd. would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who submitted photographs for the Millstreet 2021 calendar. We received 150 photographs, all of which deserved to be included. However, with the limited space available, only 20 could be selected.
A limited number of calendars are now available to purchase from the following outlets; Guerin’s Ballydaly, Herlihy’s Centra, O’Regan Mills, Wordsworth, Supervalu, Coleman’s Centra & Dairygold Co-op at a cost of €7.
The organisation nominated to benefit from the proceeds this year is the Canon O’Donovan Centre, (Meals on Wheels Service) Clara Road, Millstreet.
The calendar will make an ideal Christmas gift for family & friends, at home & abroad.