Job Opportunity – Trainee Rewinding Technician

Who we are:
Based in North Cork , Avonmore Electrical Co. Ltd provides Industry with a variety of electro-mechanical
repair services, since establishment over 60 years ago. We are privately owned company, small enough
to care, yet big enough to cater for large complex electro-mechanical machinery maintenance and
repair. We are fiercely proud of our reputation for being the partner of choice for key industry in Ireland.
We are seeking a suitably experienced candidate who will be responsible for works carried out in the
precision engineering workshop in a busy manufacturing industry organisation. The ideal candidate will
have a well developed mechanical aptitude, be up for a challenge, work with great attention to detail.
No previous experience is necessary.
The position may suit a mature individual who is seeking to be challenged in a highly skilled environment. You will be assisted and trained by a team of unique experts in the electro-mechanical field, who
will impart their knowledge on a daily basis. Every day will be an opportunity to learn. This is an opportunity for long-term secure employment in a sustainable industry.
The Person & Role:
• All training will be provided within the company.
• A good appreciation for detail, is essential
• Practical knowledge of basic tooling and machinery would be desirable
• Manual Dexterity – to be good with your hands
• Continuous Improvement Mindset
• Good verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to learn and adapt to new techniques or procedures
• Ability to work to deadlines.
• Flexibility will be required
• Neatness and Tidiness essential

Salary negotiable

Apply with CV and cover letter to <email>

Closing date for receipt of applications: Close of Business, Friday, October 21st 2022

Job Opportunity – Seating Technician

Seating Technician (Deliveries/Collections/Repairs)

We are hiring a new team member who wants to help people by delivering a service which includes deliveries, collections of rental therapeutic chairs, repair and adjustment of chairs onsite and in our workshop located in Millstreet.

This is a great opportunity to join the Advanced Seating team. At Advanced Seating we supply therapeutic seating to Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Private Homes throughout the Munster and Connaught region and these products are helping change lives.


  • Delivery/Collection of rental chairs and accessories to nursing homes, hospitals, and private homes.
  • Work with Seating Specialist for support.
  • Repair and Adjustment of chairs in a timely manner.
  • Respond to service calls and make quality repairs on chairs and equipment in multiple environments.
  • Ability to work on their own initiative, be self-motivated and have a consistent work methodology.


  • Demonstrate a ‘can do attitude’ for the customer
  • Good time management skills
  • Energy and enthusiasm with an ability to use own initiative.
  • Strong work ethic with a willingness to learn with a flexible and positive approach.
  • Update rental asset management system on goods being delivered/collected.

Training will be provided.

TO APPLY: Send your CV to <email>

Magnificent Marian Grotto Beautifully Restored & Blessed

On Sunday afternoon, 2nd Oct. 2022, in the exquisite setting of St. Joseph’s Gardens, West End, Millstreet – formerly the location of Presentation Convent since 1840 – a truly historic occasion took place when Fr. Paddy O’Byrne blessed the magnificently restored Marian Grotto in the presence of a very impressed congregation.   Due to the inspirational dedication of an enthusiastic Group which included John Casey, Eugene Barrett, Hughie Dunne, Pauline Byrne, Tony McHugh and Seán Daly – the hugely successful Project of the restoration of the original Grotto has been supremely realised with its new Statue of Our Lady (The original Statue was presented some years ago to the people of Sherkin Island in West Cork.), its marvellously creative landscaping with beautiful floral arrangements and its splendid Welcome Bench.  Sr. Kathleen Given representing the Presentation Sisters shares a central guiding role also (although prefers to be in the quiet background) and was most impressed as was Fr. Paddy O’Byrne when John and the inspiring Team of Volunteers first suggested the Project.   Tony also indicates that further development at the Marian Grotto is envisaged.   Sincere congratulations to All on such an amazing achievement.   In time to come a special “Nuns’ Walk” sign is to be put in place and it will then be indicated when public access is permitted.   Everyone present at Sunday’s event was very kindly presented with a delicious Ice Cream Cone!!   Here we share some 28 images from Sunday’s very special event at St. Joseph’s Gardens.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Exquisite autumn colours provided a glorious setting for the Blessing of the Marian Grotto by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne.

Fr. Paddy presents a beautiful Rosary Beads to John who places it on the Statue of Our Lady.

We recorded a special radio interview with members of the wonderfully dedicated Team. This will be featured on “Radio Treasures” in the not-too-distant future. We shall indicate in advance of the broadcast.

[read more …] “Magnificent Marian Grotto Beautifully Restored & Blessed”

Eileen O’Riordan (née Caldbeck), ”Riverview House”, Dromsicane

The death has occurred of Eileen O’Riordan (née Caldbeck),
”Riverview House”, Dromsicane, Millstreet, Cork, P51 TW3 / Tullaroan, Kilkenny

Formerly of Greenhill, Tullaroan, Co Kilkenny. Peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family on September 30th 2022. Predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law Frank and Christine O’ Riordan. Adored wife of Francis and dearly loved mother of Frank and Danielle. Deeply regretted by her loving family, her parents George and Martha (Caldbeck), brothers Sam and Leslie, sister Deborah, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May she Rest in Peace

Lying in repose at her residence (Eircode P51 TW32) on Sunday afternoon from 4 to 8pm and on Monday afternoon from 4 to 8pm. Reception into St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Tuesday for Funeral Service at 12 noon, burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Funeral service can be viewed on

Messages of sympathy for the family can be left on the link HERE.

Celebrating Tenth Anniversary of Cork Music Station Tonight

During the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Cork Music Station tonight (1st Oct. 2022) at The Pub in Carriganima we hope to link in live on a few occasions to George F. Langan’s Show between 8pm and 12.30am.  Happy Listening!

Johnny Hickey-Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

        Johnny Hickey-Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

                                                                                Cullen, Mallow, Co. Cork

                                                                   First Anniversary on 4th October 2022

On this the first anniversary of Johnny’s passing, we his family wish to acknowledge and thank most sincerely all those who helped and supported us during this difficult time.  

We would like to thank those who cared for Johnny both at home and while in Mallow General Hospital.  We would like to thank Joan O’Donoghue who cared for Johnny for many years and in particular over the last few years as his health declined.  

We would like to thank the doctors and staff at Tullig Medical Centre Millstreet, Dr. Bertie Daly Newmarket, and Reen’s Pharmacy Millstreet, for their help and support throughout Johnny’s illness.

We would like to thank those who attended his funeral and who watched it online, those who sent Mass cards, flowers, posted condolences on and who supported us in any way.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all involved in Johnny’s funeral Mass. A special thank you to Canon John Fitzgerald who celebrated Johnny’s funeral Mass, Sharon Lane for organising the prayers and Mass booklets, Joan O Donoghue for organising the church, Tarrant’s Funeral Directors for their kindness and professionalism, Pat Cronin and Sheila McSweeney for the lovely music and singing, and Cullen GAA for organising the traffic.  

We would also like to thank our relatives, neighbours, extended family, and friends for their support and help over the last year.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement of our sincere appreciation for your kindness and thoughtfulness.

The Holy Sacrifice of Mass has been offered for your intentions.   

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you were loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

Johnny’s Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 16th October 2022 in Cullen Church at 9.30 a.m.  

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 2nd October 2022



Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd October 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:   Eileen Dennehy, Lisnaboy.

 Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 1st October:

Millstreet Vigil 6.15p.m. Detta Corcoran, Pound Hill

Sunday 2nd October:

Cullen      9.30a.m.     Patrick Kelleher, Lisnaboy;  Kathleen O’Sullivan & her son Timmy, Ballydaly;  David Twomey, Ardfert.  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Tim Dennehy, Knockraha & Murphy’s Terrace;  Kitty O’Donoghue, Macroom.       

ANNIVERSARIES: Eily Hickey, Main Street; Jane Murphy, Church Street; Gobnait Cronin, Pound Hill; Nora Dennehy, Gneeves; Martin Moran, Ballyvouskil; Frank and Kathy O’Riordan Ballinatona & their daughter Margaret Kelleher; Theresa Casey, Clara Road; Margaret Tarrant, Gortavehy; Patrick Murphy, Dooneen; Tadhg Curtin, Knocknageeha; Johnny Hickey, Mologhroe; John D. Murphy, Lisnaboy.  

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 8th October:

Millstreet   6.15 p.m.    Catherine & Seán Buckley, The Hall, Kilcorney;  Jer, Kathleen & Nora Mary Lane, Ballinatona.

Sunday 9th October:

Ballydaly    9.30 a.m. Donagh O’Leary, Ballydaly  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Patrick Gilbourne, Rathkeale (1st Anniversary);  Patrick (Pa) Buckley, Aunagloor;  Róisín O’Regan, Cork (1st Anniversary)

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday in Millstreet Church from 10.30a.m. to 7.30p.m. All welcome.

LEGION OF MARY: Meeting on Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 7.30p.m.

CONFESSIONS:  Every Saturday in Millstreet Church 12.30pm.-1.00p.m. 


Sunday 2nd  October:  Fr Joe Tarrant (064) 775 1104 or (086) 397 8642

Rotas for Next Weekend 8th/9th October  


Millstreet   6.15 p.m. Maria Kelleher Mary Dennehy;

Mary Coleman;

Michelle O’Keeffe;

Anne O’Sullivan.

  11.30  a.m. Raymond Gilbourne    Mary McSweeney;

Rose Murphy;

Jerry Buckley;

Jerry Doody.

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Maeve O’Sullivan Mary Murphy

Millstreet Church: Mass times this week, unless there is a funeral.

Mass on Monday for Eily, Julia, Christy, Mick, Noreen, Paul & Des Kelleher, Kilmeedy at 10.00a.m.

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

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

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

Mass on Friday for Eily & Brendan Hickey, Main Street & their son Connie at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 2nd October 2022”

Restored Marian Grotto at St. Joseph’s Gardens To Be Blessed at 2pm This Sunday

On Sunday, 2nd October 2022 the restored Marian Grotto at St. Joseph’s Gardens, West End, Millstreet is scheduled to be blessed at 2pm.   Everyone is most welcome.   We thank Eugene Barrett for this important alert to such a special event.   For quite some time, Eugene indicates, a dedicated group of enthusiastic Volunteers planned, organised and brought to reality the wonderful restoration of the Marian Grotto which for decades was the central focus of the beautiful Nuns’ Walk situated to the rear of Millstreet’s Presentation Convent which was established in 1840 under the spiritual guidance of the renowned Fr. Fitzpatrick.   Funding necessary for the uplifting project … such as the purchase of a new Statue of Our Lady … was received from sources which will be outlined on Sunday.   Here we share images from Millstreet Museum’s Pictorial Archive which evoke memories of a special era and location in Millstreet.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A Corpus Christi Procession in the 1920s passing the Presentation School buildings. Such Processions in May would take place also around the Nuns’ Walk where All paused to pray at the Marian Grotto.
It was such a special occasion for children attending Presentation N.S. such as this wonderful Group of the early 1960s – to participate in the May Procession around the Nuns’ Walk on an annual basis.
It was at this location beside the Presentation Convent that the annual Procession around the Nuns’ Walk began.

[read more …] “Restored Marian Grotto at St. Joseph’s Gardens To Be Blessed at 2pm This Sunday”

Eileen Dennehy, Lisnaboy, Cullen

The death has occurred of Eileen Dennehy, Lisnaboy, Cullen, Co. Cork

On 29th September 2022, peacefully, in the presence of her loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff at Cork University Hospital. Beloved daughter of Dan and the late Noreen, loving sister of Collette Ryan (Mournabbey) and her brother Martin, brother-in-law Damien, sister-in-law Diane. Sadly missed by her loving family, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, kind neighbours, relatives, friends and also the caring residents and staff in Cope, Bellevue, Mallow.

May her gentle soul Rest In Peace

Reposing at her home in Lisnaboy, Cullen (Eircode P51HP97) on Friday, 30th September, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Saturday, 1st October 2022, in The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Burial afterwards at the adjoining cemetery, Cullen. Messages of sympathy can be left on the condolence link HERE.

O’ Flynn Medical Ltd – Seeking a Service Engineer


O’ Flynn Medical Ltd is a national supplier of medical equipment to hospitals and nursing homes throughout Ireland. The company promotes a continuous drive for quality and customer satisfaction.

                          We are currently seeking applications for the role of SERVICE ENGINEER to work primarily at our headquarters in Macroom, Co Cork.

               THE ROLE:

The successful applicant must have:

  • A suitable electrical, instrumentation or mechanical qualification
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Be energetic and dynamic with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to operate well with both internal and external customers.
  • Excellent level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Carry out the execution of the preventative maintenance routines and repair of all medical equipment
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems and equipment failures to determine root cause and instigate repair using the latest lean tools and techniques.
  • Provide reactive and preventive maintenance to all decontamination equipment while also identifying the root causes of problems and suggesting process improvements for long term solutions
  • Execute and update as appropriate the existing preventative maintenance programme, in order to minimise downtime and optimise plant performance.
  • Ensure that comprehensive maintenance documentation exists for each equipment item & that it is filed in an organised & legible manner.
  • Develop critical spares list for the equipment & ensure that critical spares are in stock or are readily available at all times. Ensure that an effective programme is then maintained.
  • Ensure that all critical instruments are setup for routine calibrations on site system and that these calibrations are performed on or before the due date.
  • Perform all tasks with due recognition of safety, environment, GDPR and other ISO procedures.
  • Provide maintenance support, entering data, updating equipment records, produce performance reports and participate in continuous improvement follow up actions.
  • Support other O’Flynn Medical teams e.g. Decontamination team
  • Placement of PO’s for equipment and spares and other administration work required to carry out your functional work.
  • Candidate will have to adhere to the strictest hygiene/ infection control guidelines.
  • Involves working in a safe manner with due consideration for personal health and safety and that of co-workers & customers at all times.
  • The role will be primarily based in house in Macroom but some on site engineering work will also be required.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Must have excellent IT skills.

Forklift driving experience preferable, but not essential.

email CV’s to <email>


Rathcoole Development Association yoga and coffee morning

Rathcoole Development Association invite you to their open morning to raise funds to help contribute towards future projects in the area.

The morning will begin with a yoga 🧘‍♂️    taster class suitable for beginners @ 10.00-11.00. All you need to bring is a mat.  

Following this we will be hosting a coffee morning  ☕ @ 11.30-1.30. Please bring a donation of some baking if you wish.

Please come along for some yoga, coffee or just a friendly chat to meet your neighbour.

We will welcome ideas of potential projects that residents would hope to have completed in the future.

More details can be found on their Event page on Facebook 

All donations welcome.

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>

Millstreet Community Gym – Important Notice

This post has been a while coming, but I have been left with no choice but to make it now. This is a reminder to all our student members, that if you do not conduct yourselves appropriately, you will be left with 1 of 3 options:

1 – You will have to be supervised by an adult for the entirety of your visit to the gym
2 – You will be barred indefinitely from using the gym
3 – You will be allocated time slots to use the gym

The gym is not a playground, nor should it be treated as such.
There are racks for the dumbbells and plates for a reason, use them.
Benches, bars, cable attachments and bands MUST be returned to their original and designated areas.
Plates MUST NOT be left on the floor or resting against the walls and/or mirrors.
If you break something (it happens) alert a member of staff so they can fix or replace the piece.
You cannot run or chase each other in or around the grounds of the gym.
You cannot use the spray bottles as water pistols, use them as intended and clean the equipment.
Thoroughly wipe your shoes before entering the gym as to not drag dirt and grass all over the gym.

The condition the gym was left this afternoon and on many other countless occasions is unacceptable and it can no longer be tolerated. The lack of respect and appreciation for the gym, it’s staff and most importantly other members is appalling.

Of course there are student members who conduct themselves accordingly, follow the gyms guidelines and we thank you for that. But unfortunately you will now have to hold each other accountable. If the issue is not resolved immediately, this matter will be taken further.

Everybody has their own personal reasons for attending and using the gym and we should appreciate and respect that. But childish behaviour will no longer be tolerated.

Thank you


Three Special Millstreet References in “Farmers Journal”

In a recent issue of the hugely popular “Farmers Journal” weekly newspaper Millstreet gets no less than three special references.   Firstly, Journalist supreme Michael Commins shares a wonderful promotion of Annmarie O’Riordan – Holmes official launch of her excellent new CD at the INEC Club on Sunday night last. Secondly, the very same Michael Commins shares such an uplifting promotion of this coming Saturday Night’s 10th Anniversary of Cork Music Station at The Pub in Carriganima to which All are very welcome.Thirdly, James O’Sullivan of Claraghatlea, Millstreet was interviewed by a “Farmers Journal” television unit as he arrived very early at this year’s National Ploughing Event.    As you will witness from the link James proved as always a great Ambassador for Millstreet.   The link is as follows: [read more …] “Three Special Millstreet References in “Farmers Journal””

Presentation of Cheque to Los Zarcos F.C. by Reens Life Pharmacy & EDIA

This Wednesday afternoon, 28th Sep. 2022 Los Zarcos F.C. was delighted to accept a €500.00 Cheque from EDIA and Reens Life Pharmacy, Main Street, Millstreet. Included with Team Members are Mairéad representing Reens Life Pharmacy, Fran Sanles representing EDIA and also included are Ronan Galvin and Cian O’Mahony, Coordinators, Los Zarcos F.C.. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Rose-Lodge Nurseries

Just letting you know, that now is the time to order your bare root roses! Almost 500 bare root roses to choose from! Autumn/winter is the ideal time for planting bare root roses. The moist soil encourages their roots to grow and, whilst they do not look very pretty immediately, they have the whole winter to establish. Come summer your roses will be ready to burst into spectacular bloom. No1 Rose Supplier in Ireland, Grade A roses, only the best! Prices from €8! Order now for delivery in November! David Austin bare root roses will be delivered in Dec/Jan but must be ordered now, 30-40% cheaper! Shop till you drop!! Delivery starting in November so get your orders in now!! Planting and care instructions included!
Also, Snowdrops, Bluebells, Daffodils, Alliums and Hyacinth bulbs can be ordered now too for delivery next month!
Thank you to everyone who has supported my business to date and feel free to drop me an email: <email> or ring or WhatsApp me 087 9858133 and “like” my Facebook page
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Many thanks everyone
Geri 😊

[read more …] “Rose-Lodge Nurseries”

Come meet Irish Girl Guides at the Millstreet GAA Hall

Come meet Irish Girl Guides at the Millstreet GAA Hall on Sunday the 9th of October at 12:30 pm.

We are a voluntary girls led organisation #givinggirlsconfidence

Enjoy fun, laughter, friendship, teamwork, find your life skills, learn to know and love the outdoor, discover more about the world and feel more involved in your community.

The event is open to everybody so just come and join us!

For information contact Diana at 0873561364 or email her at <email> or <email>

“Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS Tonight – Three Special Features

On this Tuesday – 27th Sept.. 2022 – preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme with focus on a splendid Show featuring Friends from East Cork  at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night just after 10.30pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.10 to 11.30pm 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 selection of images relating to a wide variety of subjects – accessed from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives…. Three very special features tonight – 1.  Remembering a Hero….2. New CD by The Clare Céilí Band …. 3.  Our first visit to Knockalocha Rambling House in the Kingdom of Kerry…and there’s more, much more!    Happy listening!   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS Tonight – Three Special Features”