Eily’s Report – 31st January

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

It looks like January is going out like a lamb.  You never appreciate the good day until you’ve had  bad ones and as we have come through a long period of rain, storms, snow, plus thunder and lightening, these few fine days never tasted so sweet. The fine dry bright day fills you energy and leaves you rearing to go, regardless of how old or young you are. People who have homes of their own are blessed moreover these days because having your own space you are free to wander out on the nice day and find something to do. A lick of paint can turn an eye sore into a thing of beauty in a very short time. Perhaps nobody will see or notice it but you and if it brightens your day then the whole world is a better place. There is nothing as handy as having some paint left from before, paint rollers are a Godsend so that you can start the job as soon as the notion takes you. If you have to go through the rigours of going to town for your supplies, you’re sure to meet someone, get delayed and the job at home is put back for another day. Meeting up with people is the nicest thing ever, but not on the day when weather and mood are in tandem. Sometimes I think we recycle almost too much because if you want old clothes to wear in the garden or maybe a cardboard box or a plastic bag etc. you won’t have the likes because they’ve all been binned. As long as they are neatly kept I think it wise to hold on to a few. Paints are great today, they are mostly water based and they dry very fast, also brushes, rollers etc can be cleansed under a running tap. Another throwback from the war comes to mind when we talk about paint. The paint we got back then was very poor quality and was a nightmare at the time of the Stations. Out in the country only farmers were compelled to have Stations. They were held twice a year. Townlands were brought together to form a group of maybe twelve houses, in such a case  a person would have the Station every six years.  Needless to say in that length of time the house didn’t get much attention. Bare floors, damp walls, all the importance was in the out of doors where the money was made. Everybody knew when it was their time to have the Stations, there was a rota and it was followed to the letter. If right was right people should or could be all prepared well on time, but that never happened. Well in advance the Bean ‘a Tighe would be asking himself to do some work indoors, the parlour nearly always needed a new floor, or a wall to plaster, all  rotten with the damp. But he always had some more pressing things to do outside.  Eventually it did get done, and it was time to paint. The tins of distemper arrived, a different colour for every room and white for the ceiling. It was slapped on with little time to spare and the people filled in on the day. Everybody including nonfarmers were entitled to attend. They sat around on long seats, usually borrowed among other things for the Stations. The Parish Priest would arrive accompanied by his Curate and the parish Clark called Jack the Clark.  In my youth he was a rather weird looking man ,with matted hair always dressed in black and I thought he was a priest even though he lived just across the street from the Church with his wife and family. The entrance gates and walls would be whitewashed at the last minute and the sow roaming free around the yard rubbed herself off it and some of the white came away on her, and the Canon was heard to say to his Curate, look, they painted even the sow. There would be confessions before and during the Mass and when it was over the Canon would put his ledger on the raised (Alter) table and call the names of the Farmers to come and pay their dues. So much per cow and there was often a rather heated debate as to how many cows he had. The dues settled, the men often went out in the yard  to smoke and chat and I can always remember one man who always asked for a sip of water in case he hadn’t swallowed the host properly. The Clergy always had breakfast in the parlour with a nice fire burning in the grate and it was always the big worry in case everything wasn’t right or to their liking. Once they were finished and gone the feeling of relief was palpable and the house filled with friendly relaxed chatter. But for those who sat by the wall there was the shock on being told on leaving that their ‘good coat’ was destroyed with paint and even though it came easy off the wall it wasn’t so with their Sunday best. TG the paints today are so much better.

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Feast of St. Brigid on Wednesday 1st Feb. 2023

Not only are we going to have the celebration of the Feast Day of St. Brigid on this Wednesday, 1st February 2023 but on Monday, 6th February we

Statue of St. Brigid in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

shall experience the very first St. Brigid’s Bank Holiday Fr. Paddy O’Byrne in his very welcoming shop at West End, Millstreet has a wonderful selection (illustrated below) of religious items relating to St. Brigid.  On the Eve of the Feast Day, tonight, there is a very strong tradition in our area of leaving outdoors a handkerchief or a little cloth as it is believed that St. Brigid blesses the item during the night.  People then keep the cloth safely within their homes as a comforting protection of their homes throughout the year.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mary Lehane, Coolavokig, Kilnamartyra

The death has occurred of Mary Lehane, Coolavokig, Kilnamartyra, Co. Cork.

LEHANE (London and formerly of Coolavokig, Kilnamartyra) on Saturday 28th January, peacefully at Princess Louise of Kensington Nursing Home, London, Mary sister of the late Jerry Lehane, Coolavokig. Mourned and lovingly remembered by her partner Steve, brother John, sister-in-law Mary, nephews Con and John, nieces Gobnait and Eleanor, grandnephew, grandnieces, friends, relations and former neighbours in Coolavokig.

Please leave your personal message for Mary’s family on the link HERE.

May she rest in peace.

Funeral Arrangements Later.

Kitty O’Connor Coolikerane, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

Kitty O’Connor

Coolikerane, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

27th of January 2023

On the First Anniversary of mams death, we her family, wish to thank sincerely all who sympathised and supported us on the sad loss of our mother.

We would like to thank everyone who offered condolences online and gave mass cards and floral tributes.

A special thanks to Fr John Fitzgerald and Sharon for their support. Thanks to Davy Tarrant, Declan and Cora for their professionalism.

Thanks to Healy’s Bar, close friends and neighbours for providing refreshments.

Finally, a very special thank you to Araglen House nursing home and staff, for the wonderful care they gave our mother for the last few years of her life.


Mass will be offered at a later date.

Final Night of Glen Theatre’s Magnificent Drama Production – Sunday 5th Feb. at 8pm

🎭Due to popular demand The Glen Theatre Drama Group presents one Final Performance of Our Comedy Show on Sunday, 5th February 2023 🎭
Starting at @ 8.00 pm
Booking advised 🎭🎟 €15.00 (Includes Raffle)
For tickets call 📞 029-56239 📞
Where there’s a will there’s a relative!
Mick and Jim are brothers of the deceased and determined not to let the widow sail off into the sunset with the family home and all his money. What secrets will unfold and what could possibly go wrong ?🤔
Directed by: Tadhg O’Keeffe & Jane Pigott💥
We thank Marie Bourke for the much appreciated Notice.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

IRD Duhallow CLG and Millstreet Tidy Towns are conducting a survey of the quality of life

Your Community Your Voice!

IRD Duhallow CLG and Millstreet Tidy Towns are conducting a survey of the quality of life, sense of place, local amenities and facilities.

The findings will help us to formulate our plans for this community and will feed into the strategy for the region. The survey only takes a brief few minutes and all within the region are encouraged to please complete it.

To access the survey click on the following link:


If you would like to complete the survey but are unable to, please contact a member of Millstreet Tidy Towns and we would be delighted to assist.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 29th January 2023



Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

29th January 2023

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

Telephone Nos.:  Landline:  029 70043  &  Mobile: 087 775 2948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie

Website:   www.dioceseofkerry.ie

All Masses are livestreamed on www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

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:   Roseleen Veart, Ahane; Ann O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy; Larry Moynihan, Clara Road; Eddie McSweeney, Knocknagree.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 28th January:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Kathleen Corcoran, Dooneen;  Stanislaw Szkutnik, Tanyard Wood & Poland (recently deceased).

Sunday 29th January:

Cullen   9.30a.m. Michael & Joan Herlihy, Knockanes;  Matty O’Leary, Milleens.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Mary, Eddie & the deceased members of the Ambrose Family, Murphy’s Terrace;  Eileen & Eddie Murphy, Castletownbere. 

ANNIVERSARIES: Noreen Barrett-O’Brien, Lackabawn; Dan McSweeney, Murphy’s Terrace; Nora & Peter Dineen, Cloghoula; Joan Murphy, Knocknakilla; Maidie O’Keeffe, Knockduff; James Hickey, Meenskehy; Fr. Denis Manley, The Square & Hull; Peg & James Manley, Kanturk; Tade & Mary Murphy, Knocknagree.

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 4th February:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Noreen Kelleher, Knocknagree & Liscahane (recently deceased);  Margaret Buckley, Liscahane (recently deceased).

Sunday 5th February:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly;  Willie Neenan, Ballydaly.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Dick Pomeroy, Clara;  Meg Kelleher, Aubane & Jack Collins, Ballincollig;  Julia & Dan Duggan, Claraghatlea.

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

LEGION OF MARY meet every Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 7.30p.m.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Fr. Fitzgerald will make First Friday Calls for the month of February during the coming week.

Rotas for next weekend 4th & 5th February


Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Aideen Buckley M. Dennehy; M. Bourke; M. O’Keeffe; A. O’Sullivan.
  11.30 a.m. Jerry Doody G. Creedon; A. O’Flynn; M. Sheehan; P. Sheehan.
Ballydaly 9.30 a.m. Josephine Murphy Marcella Moynihan

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

Mass on Monday (30th) for Pat Buckley, Cahirbarnagh at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday (31st) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (1st) Feast of St. Brigid Mass for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (2nd Candlemas Day) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m. Candles that will be used on the Altar during the year will be blessed during Mass

Mass on Friday (3rd Feast of St. Blaise) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m. Blessings of Throats will take place after Mass. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 29th January 2023”

Thank You Message from Patricia

Patricia Guerin would like to thank her Family and her many Friends for all the help and kindness shown to her during 2022.   Thanking everyone for the Mass Cards at Christmas and during the past year.  A special thanks to All who met for coffee and chat “This is what keeps me going!” indicates Patricia….”It is the small things in life that matter most.”   You are all in Patricia’s thoughts, prayers and Masses.   Masses have been offered for your intentions….  “All the very best and every happiness throughout 2023….In grateful appreciation….Patricia Guerin.”

Millstreet Vintage Club Upcoming Events in February

Millstreet Vintage Club will start there 2023 Season with a Cars and Coffee Event happening on Sunday February 5th at Donagh Hickey Motors and Centra Shop Rathmore Eircode (P51 KP 9C) All Vintage/Classic Vehicles etc are very Welcome to Attend.

For more Details Call Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.

Following this on Sunday February 26th the Club are holding a Charity Tractor Run with Proceeds from this Event going to Millstreet Day Care Centre, Registration for the Run will take place at Millstreet Day Care Centre(Eircode P51 RY10) from 10.30am with Take Off at 12 Noon Sharp,Refreshments will be Served with a nice Scenic Route planned,

For Details Contact Dan O’Riordan on 087 2452569.




Table Quiz This Evening, 27th January, in The Wallis Arms Hotel

After a gap of three years, we are delighted to be able to hold the table quiz on 27th January 2023 in The Wallis Arms.  €40/table of four.  
Rachel Dineen and Holly Dunne are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School. They will be travelling to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust for a week during their Easter holidays to act as helpers with Group 126 . 
Group 126, like every other ‘group’ that takes part in this pilgrimage raises money to pay for all the young people with special needs who travel with them to Lourdes. Once Rachel and Holly’s travel/accommodation costs have been covered, all other money raised will be put towards Group 126’s fundraising efforts.

Thank you for your support.

National Fossil Art Contest – “Irish Fossils ALIVE”.

My name is Will Richardson and I am part of Ireland’s Fossil Heritage team, based at University College Cork.

I am messaging this community page as we have officially launched this year’s National Fossil Art Contest and I’m excited to share info about it with you. Last year’s contest was hugely popular and we hope to have lots of exciting entries again this year. The theme of the contest is “Irish Fossils ALIVE”.

We are inviting young artists to create a unique art piece inspired by the rich fossil heritage on the island of Ireland and have prepared a list of some of the most famous Irish fossils on our website for inspiration. Entrants do not need any prior knowledge of fossils to enter, they can simply review our website for inspiration and let their imaginations run wild!

Prizes will be awarded in four age categories:

under 8 years,
9 –12 years,
13 – 15 years,
and 16 – 18 years.
The overall winner of the contest will win a once-in-a-lifetime experience of a day out fossil hunting with palaeontologists from UCC with lots of other fossil-themed prizes to be won.
The closing date for submissions is 5 pm on Friday 31st of March 2023 and the top selected entries will be invited to display their art pieces at a public exhibition at the Glucksman art gallery in Cork in June 2023. Further details on how to enter can be found on our Fossil Art page of the website.

I am happy to answer any questions you might have, follow us on our page at: https://www.facebook.com/IrelandFossilHeritage

Research Assistant, University College Cork (School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences)

Ireland’s Fossil Heritage: https://www.ucc.ie/en/fossil-heritage/
Irish Fossils Gallery: https://www.ucc.ie/en/fossil-heritage/irishfossils/
Fossil Art Page: https://www.ucc.ie/en/fossil-heritage/fossilart/

Jimmy Crowley and Eve Telford in Concert at Cultúrlann

Jimmy Crowley and Eve Telford in Concert at Cultúrlann

The Cultúrlann Newmarket kicks off its first concert of 2023 with the ever-popular Jimmy Crowley, no stranger to the North Cork area. Jimmy will be joined by Eve Telford and the duo will take to the stage this Saturday night, February 4th at 8pm. Songs from their new album will be featured as well as old favourites.

Tickets(20 euro) are available on ticketstop.ie, Linehans Fashions, Post Office, Tadgh Ryan’s and Hannons in Newmarket.

A limited amount will be available at the door on the nights.

Hollymount National school now enrolling for 2023

Hollymount National school now enrolling for 2023

Forms available from the school from the
6th of February 2023

Spacious classrooms to facilitate extra curricular activities
Before you make up your mind

Call or Email for more information
064-7758269.         <email>

Fáilte is fiche romhaibh go lèir.
Narodowa Szkola Hollymount
Zapisy uczniow na nowy rok szkolny.”

Personalised handmade gifts for the one you love

*Personalised handmade gifts for the one you love*

Ok so I’m taking the plunge…
After the amazing feedback from the last few months I’ve decided to put some of my work out in the public domain…here goes..
Original hand made Clay and painted pictures for sale * commissions taken * personalised for your family and friends.
Etsy shop in
the pipeline.  Here are some examples of my work.. 🖌️

Contact – 087 6777090.

Email is <email>


Follow Maura on Instagram for more of her Art and Work

James (Larry) Moynihan, Clara Road & Main Street, Millstreet

The death has occurred of James (Larry) Moynihan, Clara Road & Main Street, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Late of Moynihan’s Butchers, Main Street: James Larry, passed away, peacefully, on January 24th, in the wonderful care of the staff in the Mercy Hospital, Cork. Beloved husband of Mairead, loving father of Catherine (Kate), Con and David. Sadly missed by his loving daughter and sons, daughters-in-law Martha and Lisa, grandchildren Laura, Eoin, Maisie, Liadh, Aoife and John, sisters Mary, Kathleen (Fanny) and Nan, brothers Michael and Jeremiah, his many relatives, neighbours and friends.

Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Requiem Mass will be streamed on http://www.churchservices.tv/millstreetMessages of condolence for the family can be left on the link HERE.

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>

Ann O’Sullivan (née Cahill), Lisnaboy, Cullen

The death has occurred of Ann O’Sullivan (née Cahill), Lisnaboy, Cullen, Co. Cork, P51 RY22.

On January 24th 2023, unexpectedly but peacefully at her home. Ann is deeply regretted by her loving husband Billy, her son Joe, daughters Carolann & Linda, daughter-in-law Breda, sons-in-law Michael & John, her beloved grandchildren, Emma, Ben, Gia & Charlie.

Ann was a wonderful sister, aunt and friend. She is predeceased by her sister Eily Mai and will be sadly missed by her brother Dan, her sister Sheila, her sister-in-law Betty, brother-in-law Barney, nieces, nephews, extended family and a large circle of friends.

May she rest in peace.

Lying in repose at her home in Lisnaboy (P51 RY22), from 4pm-7pm on Wednesday 25th January 2023.

Requiem mass on Thursday 26th January at 12pm in Church of the Nativity Cullen. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Requiem Mass will be streamed on www.mycondolences.ie.

Messages of condolence for the family can left at the link HERE.

“Radio Treasures” Celebrates Timmy’s 87th Birthday

On this Tuesday – 24th Jan. 2023 – preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme with focus on a splendid Archival Show with Ted Leizcynski & Friends 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.   At 10pm we share a very special feature on the 87th Birthday of Timmy O’Connor, Traditional Musician Supreme featuring many Guest Celebrities including the late Séamus Begley who sings a very special song for Timmy and wishes him a very Happy Birthday. Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation @gmail.com or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tonight’s programme – while our main focus is on our BTSTE 2023 Interviews – also includes lots of uplifting songs, music, musings and requests….and lots of great Interviews.   We chat about the images below.     Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Timmy O’Connor‘s 87th Birthday Cake arrives to the huge applause of the very large attendance at “The Rock Bar”, Newmarket on 20th July 2022.

Recent January snow in Millstreet.
Very successful Machinery Show 2023 at Green Glens.
Evening Sky over Clara Mountain from Millstreet Town Park on this Monday, 23rd Jan. 2023.
It’s 20 years this month since the Spire of Dublin was put in place – fabricated by Radley Engineering in Dungarvan.
Presentation at Aubane Community Centre of a very impressive cheque of €3,000.00 to “Féileacháin” – the proceeds of Christmas Morning Mushera Climb.
See below in “read more” lots more images of Timmy’s magnificent 87th Birthday Celebrations.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Celebrates Timmy’s 87th Birthday”