Margaret (Tessie) McAuliffe (née Lee), Murphys Terrace

The death has occurred of Margaret (Tessie) McAuliffe (née Lee)
Murphys Tce., Millstreet. On February 25th 2020, peacefully in the loving care of the wonderful staff at Carechoice Nursing Home, Macroom. Beloved wife of the late Florrie Mc Auliffe, loving mother of Mary (Buckley), Dromcollogher and Ann (Cullinane), Millstreet, sisters Sheila and Pauline, sisters-in-law Liz and Celia, sons-in-law, Mossie and Tony, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, her extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. “May she rest in Peace”.

Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Wednesday evening, Rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon; burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. [rip] 1

 

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Recalls Mobile Farm at Hospital

Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station  (Tuesday, 25th Feb. 2020) we listen at 10 pm to an interview with Director of Nursing, Margaret Collins and Gerard Cleary of Hospital, Co. Limerick on the occasion of a most memorable visit of a delightful Mobile Farm (from Co. Limerick) to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet in July 2018.  And we also hear a brief section of an historic interview recorded in Derrinagree in 1979.   All this and more plus references to the images illustrated below.  And of course lots of songs, musings and music.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

July 2018 at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet.

This morning (Tues. 25th Feb. 2020) Eimear McCarthy and Carmel Hickey of AIB presented a cheque of €500.45 – the result of contributions by AIB Customers to a Christmas Fundraising Fortnight – to Director of Nursing, Margaret Collins and to Lena Kelleher of Hospital Fundraising Committee. Also included are members of Staff and Residents.

Visiting Aidan O’Rourke in the magnificent Studios of Radio Maria Ireland in Dublin on Monday.

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Pancake Tuesday 2020 at Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet

Sheila and Sharon sharing the delicious Pancakes on this Shrove Tuesday morning at Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This year’s Pancake Event at Centra is in aid of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet.

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Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank  Catherine Pomeroy of Pomeroy Auctioneers for her very generous  donation to the Playground Project.   We are hugely appreciative to Catherine and for every financial contribution that we have received to date.  Millstreet, you have really got behind the Town Park on this project, thank you.  The Playground is open daily and despite the poor weather the place is packed!   Please continue to support our local entities  as they are they heart of our great little town.   We are still accepting donations to make us debt free  and we would be delighted to receive any and all  amounts.    [read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”

Eily’s Report – 25th February

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

Shrove Tuesday and don’t we all love the pancakes. The custom is as old as the hill behind the house and is greeted with glee every time. Like everything else in the kitchen the job of making them gets easier all the time and the pancake today can be so varied. Gone are the days when you shook a bit of sugar on them and rolled them up. First of all, the mix. The old ritual of making the batter by beating  flour, eggs and milk is gone. The mix can now be bought in powder form, mix with milk and pour. Or they can even be bought made, stacks of them ready to be warmed and add your own flavouring, sweet or savory. Either way the humble crepe was always with us and is here to stay.

In a way I suppose it acts as the last laugh before we immerse ourselves in the penance of Lent. Tomorrow Ash Wednesday is one of the only two days of Fast and Abstinence that we have left in the Church Calendar year, the other is Good Friday. I have often wondered how having fish instead of meat could  be called a penance. I love fish  and  with the variety of it that is available today it’s a treat. In ways it has passed out meat, even in name. All the best places refer to it now as seafood, which elevates it to a very lofty status. It wasn’t like that long ago when the choice of fish for Lent was confined to salted hake or ling. It came to town heavily salted, dried and in the shape of the whole fish flattened out, like you’d see a sheepskin . Shops displayed it hanging outside the  door, regardless of wind or weather and cut it to the required amount for the customer.  Wednesday and Fridays were the fast days all through Lent so hake was in great demand  with some people buying the whole piece  rather than bit by bit. But even then  many people relished this fish, because it was cheap, portions were big and there was a great feeling of reiche (plenty) about it. It had to be steeped in water  overnight, sometimes changing the water a few times to get the extra salt removed.  Then into the pot and boiled. It was turned into a feast when dressed with oceans of creamy buttery white sauce with loads of onions, and flowery spuds to crown it.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 25th February”

Language and Culture Night 2020

This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place in Millstreet Community School library/canteen on Monday 30th March beginning at 7pm.  This important annual event will once again recognise and celebrate the different nationalities and cultures that are represented within our community.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Admission is free.  More details to follow.

Keeping Your Gut Healthy For Overall Well Being


Keeping Your Gut Healthy For Overall Well Being
Capabu Health Food Shop, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Did you ever notice that when your gut is healthy, your overall health and vitality improves? And when you eat the wrong food you feel awful? We have too much choice these days and we can lose track of ourselves with processed foods that destroy our gut health. The good news is that you are in charge of what you eat and your food choices are in your own hands. And in Ireland, we have wonderful food choices that are really healthy and increase our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. As the wise person said “Food is Medicine” – or not!

In this one hour talk you will learn:

• Which foods cause inflammation and illness in the body and which foods help it.
• How when we absorb our food fully, it dictates how well we are nourished.
• How taking a break from food can have a great healing effect.
• The new science of food and gut health.

Please join us at Capabu Health Food Shop in Millstreet
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6-7 pm
Speaker: Aidan O Sullivan.

Parish Newsletter – 23rd February 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 23rd February 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. 
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <millstreet@dioceseofkerry.ie>    dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
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 and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS:          Sheila O’Connell, Murphy’s Terrace; Maureen McCarthy (née O’Sullivan) Kilcummin & Ballydaly; Rita Lucey, England & Station Road.  

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Daniel & Elizabeth Creedon, Cloghoula
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Jerry Horgan, Ballydaly
Cullen      10.15 a.m.         Timmy & the deceased members of the O’Regan Family, Nohovaldaly
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Maureen & Martin Moran, Ballyvouskil

Anniversaries: Madge & Michael Kelleher, Aubane; Joe Buckley, Ballinatona; Timothy &  Mary Dineen, Carrigacooleen; Peter Roche, Drishanebeg; Peg O’Keeffe, Drishane Road; Tommy O’Mahony, Millstreet; Jerry Corkery, Coomlogane; Daniel Duggan, Claraghatlea; Patrick Dineen, Knocknapogue; Hannah Mary Dennehy, Coomlogane; Eamonn Cronin, Knockduff; Annie Murphy, Ahane;  Margaret Moylan, Sally’s Cross; Abina & Denis McCarthy, Fortgrady; Tom Enright, Newcastlewest.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 23rd February 2020”

Fantastic Response to Recent Millstreet Vintage Club Marymount Hospice Coffee Morning

Following on from the recent Cars Coffee and Chat Morning held on Sunday Jan 22nd last and also the End of Year Club Social Activites held back in November which were Organised by
Millstreet Vintage Club a final figure of €2,100.69 was raised in Total from these Events for Marymount Hospice,the Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody for there fantastic support and generosity.
A Cheque for the final figure raised was presented by Millstreet Vintage Club to Marymount Hospice in Millstreet on Friday Night Feb 21st last at The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet,Fiona Kelleher of Marymount accepted the Cheque on behalf of the Group from Coffee Morning Organiser Daniel Lane and Fiona thanked the Generosity of People for supporting such a great Cause in Marymount Hospice and said it would be a great help for the Groups Activities.

Photos by Daniel Lane

 

Great Night had at the Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Pub Quiz for ICRR Air Ambulance Service

A Great Night was had at the Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Pub Quiz in aid of the ICRR Air Ambulance Service held in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night last,there was a super Turnout and Myra Sheehan Event Organiser and the Club wishes to thank everyone who took part on the Night,the Club would also like to thank Joanne in McCarthys Bar for providing a great Venue,Denis Cremin for being a fantastic Quiz Master,Noreen Meade for checking the Answers and keeping the Scoring updated and Denis Lane for the use of his Amplification Equipment and to John Tarrant,Daniel Lane and Sean Radley for coming along to take some Photos,also many thanks to the people who donated Spot Prizes for the Draw held as well, Many Congratulations to the Winning Team  and to the people that won Spot Prizes on the Night also.

Important Upcoming Information Meeting about the planned Wind Farm on Mushera

Aubane Social Club are facilitating an Important Information Meeting about the new planned Wind Farm on Mushera Mountain,this Meeting will take place at Aubane Community Centre on Tuesday March 31st at 8.00pm. Members of Brookfield Renewables,the company planning to build the Wind Farm will attend. All very Welcome. 

 

Issue 12 of “Discover Duhallow” Now Available in Local Outlets

Issue 12 of the very popular free fortnightly magazine “Discover Duhallow” with lots of Millstreet-related images is now available in the local shops and at various other Outlets throughout Duhallow.  This issue and all past issues may also be viewed online.   Just Google “Discover Duhallow”. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

William Among the Many Stars of Portugal 2020

Our very own William Fitzgerald (with headphones) features among the many Country and Western Stars in Portugal 2020. William (with Ita and John) of course established the hugely popular Internet Radio Channel – Cork Music Station. Tap on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

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

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene returns to Brandy-Hall on the eastern side of Castletownbere. 

We thank John for advance information regarding this Sunday Evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

We visit the monument to Timothy Harrington MP on the western side of the Millbrook Bar on Brandy-Hall Bridge.  In 1884, Harrington dismantled the Crown Prosecution’s case against the eight men accused of the Maamtrasna murders in 1882.  His investigation led to the end of Gladstone’s Government. 

We visit a monument on nearby Dinish Island which was erected to those who lost their lives at sea on the Beara Peninsula.

And we’re back in the Millbrook Bar for more music, song and story.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Coffee Morning to mark International Women’s Day 2020 – Wed. 4th March

Tap on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Women Hold up Half the Sky”

To mark International Women’s Day we’d like to invite active retired ladies to a  Coffee Morning in Millstreet Parish Centre on Wednesday 4th March between 10.30am and 12 noon. 

It’ll be a chance for us to have a chat about changes in society through the years and how they have affected women. We’d love to see you there!

From: Millstreet Community School Transition Year Global Citizenship Education group (2019/2020)

Business Groups are Encouraged to Field Teams for Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Quiz for Air Ambulance happening Tonight Friday Feb 21st

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Table Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on  Tonight Friday February 21st at 8.30 pm for The ICRR Air Ambulance Service,why not come along for a Good Night Out for a Great Cause, Business Groups are also asked and encouraged to Field there own Teams,there are already a number of Local Business Groups after indicating that they will take part in the Quiz but there is still Room for more to join them with a Prize for the best Business Team who competes in the Quiz up for Grabs,Everybody Welcome,Table of 4 €40,Details Call Myra on 087 2742596.

Presentation N.S. Supporting New Children’s Playground

The boys and girls of Junior Infants (R4) were thrilled to be invited by members of the Millstreet Town Park Committee to be the first children to play in the newly renovated playground.

We thank the committee for their Trojan efforts over the past few months to ensure our town has a state of the art playground and we also thank the people of Millstreet for getting involved and supporting the many fundraising events.  We are delighted that the €900 we raised from our ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ here in our school helped make this dream playground a reality. 

Well done to all members of Millstreet Town Park Committee! 

We thank Ciara for the image and caption. Tap on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Community Council

This year our St.Patrick’s Day parade will start with the Vintage Club leading out at 4.45pm and then with the very best of local talent and spirit.
Definitely it is an experience not to be missed. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

We have prizes for the following categories:
☘️ Best Cultural Presentation
☘️ Best Vintage Vehicle decorated in St.Patrick’s theme
☘️ Best Window Display
☘️ Best Celebrity Look-a-like
☘️ Best Fleet
☘️ Best Float
☘️ Best Group or Club

We ask all participants to gather at 4pm at the Green Glens Arena entrance on station road.

Please forward your details for social media exposure.

Sheila O’Connell, Murphy’s Terrace

The death has occurred of Sheila O’Connell, Murphy’s Tce., Millstreet. On 19th of February, passed away unexpectedly at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her husband Dan Joe (Barney), daughter Sheila, sons John, Donal and Richie, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, relatives, neighbours and friends. “May she rest in Peace”.
Lying in Repose at her residence on Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Reception into St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Friday for 12 Noon Mass, burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only please donations if desired to CUH. [rip]

Very Successful “Sing Along” Event Most Enjoyable

The regular “Sing Along” event at Millstreet Day Care Centre this Wednesday (19th Feb. 2020) evening was most enjoyable and a true credit to Helen, Petra and their dedicated Team.   In a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and with the aid of background music everyone participated in the group singing and we also had some uplifting individual presentations.   Splendid refreshments were provided at half-time.   Everyone is very welcome and we would encourage attendance at the next event.   Here we share some 7 images to illustrate the relaxed setting and atmosphere.  Numbers attending were influenced this evening by the coinciding of two other events elsewhere.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Very Successful “Sing Along” Event Most Enjoyable”

Maureen McCarthy, Kilcummin (née O’Sullivan of Ballydaly)

The death has occurred of Maureen McCarthy (née O’Sullivan), Toremore, Kilcummin, Killarney, Kerry / Millstreet, Cork. Late of Ballydaly, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Peacefully at home in the tender care of her family, Maureen. Dearly loved wife of Tim and much loved mother of Denis, Ann and Julie. Very sadly missed by her loving family, sons-in-law Shane O’Neill and Johnny Hoare, her grandchildren Emily, Lily-Mai, Eoghan and Timmy, brothers Jimmy (Ballincollig) and D.J. (Ballydaly, Millstreet), sisters Eileen (Riney, Sneem) and Ann (Murray, Roscrea), brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours and her many dear friends. “May She Rest In Peace”

Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Thursday evening from 5.30 pm to 7.30pm. Removal at 7.30 pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin. Requiem Mass on Friday morning at 11.00am, burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kilcummin, Killarney. [RIP]

FUNDRAISING CONCERT in aid of local student

Just a Reminder:

Patrick Buckley and family, Laught hosting a HOPE FUNDRAISING CONCERT

On:   Friday February 21st, 2020 at 8pm.

Where:   Millstreet GAA Hall.

Great entertainment promised, including  CURRENT

All-Ireland winning Bands, Groups, Musicians, Dancers and Harp Ensemble.

Raffle with great prizes.

Any support would be greatly appreciated.

Spread the word please.

Patrick, 3rd from right, after the U15 Crossfields All-Ireland win in Ennis 2017

€10 adult entry, €20 per family, €5 per student.

Tickets for sale from Patrick or Bridget Buckley at 087 9927042.

Tickets also available at O’Regan’s Mills, Station Road, Millstreet

The Buckleys

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