Credit Unions at the Heart of Every Community

Credit Unions at the Heart of Every Community

Friendly, personable, and face-to-face: it’s what members know and love most about their credit union. Credit unions offer a range of services to their members. Lately, there has been a huge increase in members requiring online and phone banking facilities, so Mallow Credit Union: Millstreet has been investing in improving its existing services. More members can now transfer money and apply for loans online, via email – so they can bank on the go, or from the comfort of their home. The next phase will include a new mobile app and Current Account, with a Mastercard debit card. (due later 2021)


With the unfortunate closure of 103 Bank of Ireland branches across the island of Ireland, we are once again reminded of the important role of the credit union sector. Credit unions, as established financially inclusive cooperatives, exist solely to meet the needs of their members.
Bank customers can very quickly become members of Mallow Credit Union:Millstreet to avail of the range of services available. So, whether you’ve never been a member, or it’s been a while, we’re inviting you to become part of our story!


Visit: or call us on 029-70764 or email: <email> to join your local CU in Millstreet.

Vivienne Murphy – Second Anniversary

Beautiful New Bench in memory of Vivienne at Tanyard Wood , Millstreet

Dermot, Lilly, Caroline and Steven – Vivienne’s heartbroken Family – would like to say thank you to everyone for your support over the past two years.   We would like to say a very special thank you to Beatie,  Denise and the Tanyard Wood Association for raising funds to put up a beautiful Bench in Vivienne’s memory.   Sincere thanks also to Liam Flynn and to Michael Kelleher for all their time and hard work in putting up the bench.   It is greatly appreciated.  We are so touched and grateful to our Tanyard Wood Residents for their kind Donations and for helping us to make Vivienne’s memory live on.   She loved her Tanyard Wood.

Preparing the location for the Special Bench in memory of Vivienne at Tanyard Wood. From left: Liam Flynn, Killian and Michael Kelleher.

Bank of Ireland – Millstreet Branch to Close

In yet another blow for small towns around Ireland, Bank of Ireland today unveiled plans to close 103 branches across Ireland, marking a major shrinkage of its network and another sign of the troubles facing the Irish banking industry. Amongst them are the Millstreet and Kanturk branches.

Bank of Ireland have said that under a new deal it will offer its services through 900 outlets of An Post in the Republic. The closures are due to start from September later this year.

[read more …] “Bank of Ireland – Millstreet Branch to Close”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 28th Feb. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

After an horrific road accident in Iraq cut short his career as a trauma surgeon,  Dr. Mike Ryan joined the World Health Organisation in 1996 and went to work in their newly opened unit, dealing in epidemics and infectious diseases.

Born in County Sligo, but raised in Charlestown,  County Mayo, he comes from farming and merchant stock. This Sunday evening he speaks to John Greene on Where the road takes me. 

While we hear about life in war-torn countries fighting Ebola and SARS, the vast majority of the conversation turns to Covid 19. 

He is strong in the belief that, despite several warnings, we had our heads in the sand as to the seriousness of this disease.

How ‘Lockdowns’ should be a last resort if we have no other options and how there’s much more to fighting Covid-19 than getting our own doorstep clean.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 28th Feb. 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 28th Feb. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.  This is our nineth Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.   Our main focus on today’s Show is on a wonderful selection of Irish Songs and Music from the Showband era.

We feature songs by Breeda Tarrant (one we recently discovered recorded at Tarrant’s Bridge Bar in 2012), Jim Lyons, Colin Paul, The Taylor Brothers, Mallow’s Thomas Davis Pipe Band…plus the music of the Alan Finn Group, André Rieu, James Last, Mantovani and lots more.  Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation OR to millstreetmuseum or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  And we chat about these images below from the years 1991, 2000 and 2021 (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show. Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Pictured in 1991 at Presentation Convent on St. Patrick’s Day, Millstreet….From left: Fr. E. Corridan, Sr. Agatha Quirke, Sr. Christina O’Sullivan, Sr. Emilian Carroll, Sr. Rosario Hourigan, Sr. Mercedes Behan and Sr. Patricia O’Shea.
National Press Photographer of many years – Mark Condren captures at Minor Row in 2000 a truly historic moment in the life of the Barrett Family, Aubane/Mushera.
Photographed in 1991 on a snowy day from Clara Road looking at Molex Factory before Mount Leader Estate was built.
A fundraising Cake Sale at Millstreet International Show in Green Glens in 1991.
Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. celebrating Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Church on 27th Feb. 2021 – during the current COVID-19 Lockdown era.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 28th Feb. 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 28th February 2021



Second Sunday of Advent

28th February  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet



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:   Stephen Danagher, Templemore; Pat & Nora (nee Lynch) O’Connor, Ballydaly & Kilcummin.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Barbara Davis, Tanyard; Margaret, William & the deceased members of the Radley Family, Minor Row; Andrew Hickie, The Square; Connie O’Mahony, The Bridge; Tommy O’Mahony, Millstreet; Kathleen Kelleher, Lackabawn;  Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood; Maureen Moran, Ballyvouskil; Jer & Margaret Corkery, Adrivale; Seanie Murphy, Cloghoulabeg; Made & Michael Kelleher, Aubane; Jerry Corkery, Coomlogane; Jeremiah & Hannah Kelleher, Toorenbawn; Margaret Casey, Toorenbawn;   Ned Twohig, Aunagloor; Jerry Horgan, Ballydaly; Kathleen Moynihan, Ballydaly; Paddy O’Sullivan, Cahirbarnagh. 


 SATURDAY 27th February at 6.30p.m:   Tessie McAuliffe, Murphy’s Terrace.

SUNDAY 28th February at 11.30a.m.: Concubhar Ó hÉalaithe, Drishane Road.

MONDAY 1st March at 10.00a.m: Paddy O’Sullivan, Cahirbarnagh;  Connie O’Mahony, The Bridge

TUESDAY 2nd March at 7.30p.m: Eileen Moynihan, Ballydaly (recently deceased) & Kathleen Moynihan, Ballydaly

WEDNESDAY 3rd March at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

THURSDAY 4th March at 10.00a.m.: Catherine Linehan, Main Street (recently deceased)

FRIDAY 5th March at 7.00p.m.: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. for Julia, Ben & Brenda Hartnett, The Bridge

SATURDAY 6th March at 10.30a.m: Fr. Dan Kiely, Ballydaly;  Breeda Tarrant, Aunagloor (both recently deceased)

SATURDAY 6th March at 6.30p.m: Mary O’Keeffe, Millstreet

SUNDAY 7th March at 11.30a.m: Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood    [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 28th February 2021”

Millstreet GAA Station Road Facilities Development

We thank Con Healy for this post. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet GAA Club is promoting the Rebel Bounty Cork Co. Board Draw to fund Club development. Support would be gratefully appreciated. Tickets may be bought online at  or by contacting Con at 086 263 8320.
                            Please remember to select Millstreet as your Club when buying tickets online. 

Millstreet Meals on Wheels

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>

Sustainable Energy Community


My name is Tadgh Quill-Manley and I am a member of the Steering Committee of the Blarney Sustainable Energy Community. It is run under the guidance of the SEAI. I, along with others, are looking to establish an SEC for the Millstreet and general Duhallow area. Donoughmore Community Council has already established itself as one. We are looking for individuals, clubs and groups in the area who would be interested in taking part. I have attached a link about SECs below.

Denis Buckley, Bishopstown / Millstreet

BUCKLEY (Bishopscourt, Bishopstown and formerly Millstreet, Cork): On February 24th 2021, peacefully surrounded by his family at St. Luke’s Home, DENIS, beloved husband of the late Maurlene (née O’ Flynn) and loving father of Pat, Anne, Denis, Tom, Neil and Ted, brother of Kathleen and the late Kevin and Patrick. Sadly missed by his loving family, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. [rip]

Denis’ Requiem Mass will be live streamed on at 11am on Friday, the 26th February 2021.

A private family funeral will take place, in accordance with current guidelines. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time. Please leave your personal message for Denis’ family on the condolence section of RIP or through “May he rest in peace”

Millstreet Medical Centre

——Vaccination Clinic for over 85’s this Friday!!!——
Please note that Millstreet Medical Centre will be vaccinating the over 85’s this Friday. This vaccination clinic will mean disruption to the regular services as all staff will be involved in the vaccination campaign.
A doctor will be available for urgent/emergency medical needs ONLY – Should you require medical attention during this time please phone 089-9548819
We will resume normal service again on Monday 1st March.

Millstreet Community Council in Tribute to Dr. Pat Casey

Chairman Noel Buckley and the Members of Millstreet Community Council wish to extend sincere sympathy to Mrs. Casey and the Casey Family on the recent sad departure of Dr. Pat to his Eternal Reward.  R.I.P..  Dr. Pat was the very first Chairman of Millstreet Community Council and was a most inspiring Leader over many years involving numerous praiseworthy projects which were of enormous benefit to the entire community and greatly helped to enhance the status of Millstreet in so many creative ways.  Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 23rd Feb. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

On tonight’s Show:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons singing “Brosna Town”, Shandrum Céilí Band’s 2015 All-Ireland performance of “The Killavil Set”, The Clare Céilí Band,  selections from “The Mikado”, Breeda Tarrant’s “Friendship” …. and many, many more. 

At 10pm – an exclusive recording of Michael Healy Rae – an All Ireland Traditional Whistler – superbly whistling “Fáinne Geal an Lae” and we virtually visit Knockalougha Rambling House in Knocknagoshel through the kindness of Kathleen Herlihy of Ballymacelligott.  And also on tonight’s Show we share Entertaining Musings galore!

And we chat about the following images:

We listen at 10pm to Michael Healy Rae’s magnificent Whistling of “The Dawning of the Day”. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Corpus Christi Procession 1991 at The Square. (From the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum).
A busy Coomlogane Street, Millstreet (West End) in early 1900s.
Pupils from Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS at Cork’s City Hall in 1991 at Cór Fhéile na Scol.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00pm”

A Day of Floods

Last night brought torrential rain to Munster, but Millstreet seems to have been one of the worst affected spots. The rain gauge at Tubrid measured 78.1mm from when the rain started at 8pm last night to when it stopped at lunch time today. After a very wet fortnight, all this excess rain had nowhere to go but into the rivers which  flooded everywhere. The river gauge at Keale Bridge  reached its maximum at about 2:30pm today, and flooding has been going down quickly since. Below are some photos of the flooding from around Millstreet.

[read more …] “A Day of Floods”

Patrick (Pat) and Nora O’Connor, Kilcummin & Ballydaly

Patrick (Pat) and his beloved wife Nora (nee Lynch, late of Ballydaly, Millstreet, Co Cork), died 1 day apart, Patrick (Pat) on the 20th and Nora on the 21st February 2021. Much loved Dad and Mom of Dan (USA), Paudie, Noel and the late Michael. Sadly missed by their family, grandchildren Padraic Seán, Dearbhla, Megan and Adam, daughters-in-law, Nora’s sister Kit, the Dineen and O’Leary nieces and nephews, relatives, kind neighbours and their many friends. Predeceased by Patrick’s sister Rita and Nora’s sister Mary and brother Michael. “May They Rest In Peace”.


In accordance with Government and HSE guidelines and in the interest of public health, a Private Family Funeral will take place for Pat and Nora in Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin. Their Requiem Mass will be live streamed on on Tuesday morning at 11.00am, burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kilcummin. Pat and Nora’s funeral cortège will be leaving their family home on Tuesday morning at 10.20am to arrive at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10.50am. Please observe social distancing at all times. If you wish to offer your condolences online, please click on the RIP Condolence Link.
[Radio Kerry] [rip]

Eily’s Report – 23rd February

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

Once again the wind is howling down the chimney, coupled with torrential rain. It has pounded our world without a break for many weeks now, and then when we got some lovely sunny hours on Saturday and Sunday can anyone blame us for getting out and making the most of them. It’s a whole month since I ventured out and had no inclination to go because of the weather as well as the lockdown but the warmth of the sun and the smell of the freshness in the air,  was a God-given invitation to get my five k’s. Lots of others got the same notion, because the world outside had come to life since the last time I was out. It was a joy to see them heading up the mountains leaving the car parked for once and stretching the legs. For obvious reasons I travelled in my car, travelled the highroads towards Mushera where I encountered large numbers of people of all ages. Some on foot others like myself driving  plus a good number of elderly folk being taken out for the day by a caring friend or family member. It was all there to be enjoyed and savoured, before the next bout of storm and rain.     A gift from God to be grateful for.

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

Nora Breen (née Conlon), North Horsemount, Kilcorney

The death has occurred of Nora Breen (née Conlon), North Horsemount, Kilcorney, Co. Cork

Breen (Kilcorney). On February 21st 2021, peacefully at Cork University Hospital, Nora (née Conlon), North Horsemount, beloved wife of Michael, and dear mother of Dan, Seán and Kevin. Deeply regretted by her loving husband, children, sister Margaret (McCarthy, Barraduff), Aunt Margaret (Carroll, Chicago), niece, nephews, brothers in law, cousins, kind neighbours, relatives and friends.

In accordance with current government and HSE guidelines, Nora’s funeral will take place privately. Nora’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on on Wednesday at 12 noon, from St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Condolences may be added on this link

May she Rest in Peace.

Paddy Murphy’s Superb “Millstreet Songs and Music” Website

Paddy Murphy of Tullig, Millstreet created this magnificent website on the platform where one can access a truly wonderful selection of Millstreet Songs and Music.  He is constantly adding to the superb collection.  Enjoy your musical experience by just tapping on the arrow below.   Paddy recently presented his tremendously popular musical choices on the weekly Zoom Music Room which takes place each Thursday and is splendidly coordinated by Michael Cronin and by Tim Murphy who both hail from Boherbue.   If you wish to participate in the two hour Thursday Zoom Music Room (8 to 10pm) please contact millstreetmuseum and we shall arrange to add you to the list of Dedicated Listeners.  (S.R.)

To access Paddy’s complete Website just visit