All Ireland Football Final Tickets Draw

Only 3 more days to get your tickets for the draw to win 2 stand tickets to next Sunday’s All-Ireland Football Finals.  Draw to be made on Thursday evening.

St. John’s GAA Club are offering you a chance to win a pair of stand tickets for the All-Ireland football final.

This could be your chance to witness a historic 5-in-a-row for the Dubs, or, Kerry stopping them, or to see the two local lads playing in the Minor Final.

Tickets are only €5 each and can be got from any Club members or contact 0877668669 / 0879103891

A Magnificent Five-in-a-Row for “Crossfields” Céilí Band

Pictured below is the superbly talented U18 Crossfields Céilí Band after their splendid win in Drogheda at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann on Sunday, 18th August 2019…Hugely thrilled!  🙂  Local members of this Band are Marie O’Neill, Darragh Twomey, Anna Buckley & Leah Murphy.  Our picture also includes Alan Finn, Coach supreme. Nine members  of this Band are in their last year of U18 competition thus they  were so delighted to have been part of the magnificent Five-in-a-Row Winning Céilí Band.  We thank Bridget Buckley for the picture and caption information.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” – Focus on Archbishop Thomas William Croke

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this week’s programme where the focus is on Dr. Croke.  (S.R.)

When Thomas William Croke was born in Kilbrin in 1823, the struggle for Catholic Emancipation was almost over.  Yet, his mother Isabella, a Protestant aristocrat, was still shunned by her family, because of her marriage to a Catholic estate agent.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene continues and concludes the story of the man after whom GAA Headquarters is named.

This week we hear how £1,872  was raised from the Croke Memorial hurling and football  Tournament in 1913.  The sum of money raised allowed the GAA to purchase Jones’s Road, which now became Croke Park.

Although his name is synonymous with hurling and football, Thomas Croke’s first love was handball, and we hear about his legacy to the sport in Fermoy.


                  Former GAA President Seán Kelly tells us why he feels Thomas Croke would be happy about the stadium being opened up to other sports today. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – Focus on Archbishop Thomas William Croke”

Parish Newsletter – 25th August, 2019

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time – 25th August, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email>
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: Anna Hartnett, Clara Road; Jeremiah Kelleher, Glanmire & Mallow.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Nora & Jimmy Coleman, Murphy’s Terrace
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Jerh Noonan, Coolinarne
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Noel Duggan, Lisnaboy & Sr. Elizabeth
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. John Joe & Eily Greaney, Lackabawn

Anniversaries: Lil O’Sullivan, Minor Row; Joe O’Sullivan, Killarney Road; Paddy O’Shea, Coole; Patrick, Hanora & John Joesph Barrett, Tullig; Seamus O’Connor, Tullig; Danny & the deceased members of the Lynch family, Kippagh; Jeremiah O’Connor, Knockduff; Molly Hickey, Gortnacreeha; Fr. Dermot Nash; Dainne & Peggy O’Sullivan, Two Gneeves; Sheila “Judy” Doocey, England & Murphy’s Terrace; Timmy & Peggy Cronin, New York & Murphy’s Terrace; Abina Karen O’Keeffe, Aubane & Wexford; Mary Philpott & Pat John Philpott, Lyre.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 25th August, 2019”


[Continuing our series on the events of 1919 with the help of the daily newspaper of the First Dail, the Irish Bulletin.]



[read more …] “LEST WE FORGET (9)”

Nicholas Third in Kerry Championships

Congrats to Nicholas J. Buckley from Millstreet bringing home Bronze from the Kerry County Championships which were held in Beaufort on Thursday night. Great success & hard training paying off. Fantastic racing by all members of the SLCC proving great results.

[read more …] “Nicholas Third in Kerry Championships”

More Local Fleadh Cheoil Success

Well done to all who participated in the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.  Congratulations to Eddie Kiely who won the O18 guitar accompaniment in Drogheda with Tadhg O’Sullivan Millstreet. Congratulations to Katie O’Sullivan Cullen U15 English Singing, and also to Diarmuid Cronin Rathcoole U18 Storytelling.
The CD celebrating 40 years of Millstreet Comhaltas 2019 for sale in Coleman’s, Wordsworth, Munster Fire and Safety, O’Leary Butchers and Herlihy’s Centra featuring local participants. All proceeds to Millstreet Comhaltas children learning traditional music.  Enrol next month, learn to play an instrument,  win new friends and join in the craic.

[read more …] “More Local Fleadh Cheoil Success”

Conor named at Corner-Back for All-Ireland Final

Final Score: Tipperary 5-17 Cork 1-18 🙁

The best of luck to Conor O’Callaghan from Kilcorney, who will line out at corner back in the All Ireland Under 20 Hurling Final against Tipperary, this evening Saturday August 24th, at 6pm in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick.

There will be live coverage on C103fm (radio) and TG4 (TV) with  updates on Cork’s 96FM, Red FM, Radio na Gaeltachta, Cork GAA website and Twitter page, but nothing beats being there!!

[read more …] “Conor named at Corner-Back for All-Ireland Final”

Hurling Championship: Millstreet v Banteer


(after extra time, 0-15 v 0-15 after normal time 🙁 )


7pm Friday 23rd August 2019

[read more …] “Hurling Championship: Millstreet v Banteer”

Millstreet Culture Night September 20th 2019

As part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture, Culture Night 2019 will take place on Friday September 20th in the Square in Millstreet. Millstreet Community Council is inviting individuals & groups who would like to exhibit their work in the E Centre (photographs, arts, crafts etc)  to contact Marie 0872802529 or any member of Millstreet Community Council before September 6th.

[read more …] “Millstreet Culture Night September 20th 2019”

Death Notice: Christine O’Brien (née O’Sullivan), late of Kilcorney

O’Brien (Pouladuff Road and late of Kilcorney, Co Cork): On August 22, 2019, peacefully, in the excellent care of all the staff at Mallow General Hospital, CHRISTINE (née O’Sullivan), dearly beloved wife of Daniel, much loved mother of Bryan, Janet (Boston, USA) and the late baby Daniel and dear sister of all her predeceased brothers and sisters.
Sadly missed by her loving husband and family, daughter-in-law Natasha, grandchildren Luke, Danielle and Ellmarie,brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, the staff and residents in Brídhaven Nursing Home and all her friends.
Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd. Removal at 6.30pm on Friday evening to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Lough. Requiem Mass at 10am on Saturday. Funeral afterwards to St Finbarr’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. May she rest in peace. [rip]

Historic Signs Then & Now – 1992 and 2019

On Thursday, 22nd August 2019 Nora McSweeney in the company of her son, Fr. James – very kindly presented to Millstreet Museum the official Country Markets Ltd. Sign which was in use in Millstreet at the hugely popular Friday Country Market held weekly in Millstreet GAA Community Hall from 1992 until 2006.  Nora dedicatedly brought the now familiar Sign every Friday from her home to the Market and then took it back home again as Nora was the Official Keeper of the Sign.   And we also view a further very impressive new Sign put in place by Millstreet Community School and Millstreet GAA wishing Sportsmen supreme – Darragh Cashman and Luke Murphy every success in the upcoming All-Ireland event in Croke Park.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Historic Signs Then & Now – 1992 and 2019”

Wind Farm being planned for Mushera and Ballinagree

David contacted us recently about a new wind farm that is being planned for Mushera Mountain, and near Ballinagree. He and others are concerned that wind turbines will destroy the scenic walking route, “the Duhallow Way”, that the wind turbines will pose a serious health hazard to people living near them, and also cause severe disruption to the hen harrier population and wildlife of the Mushera Valley, and is asking people to sign the petition to try to stop this development.

Ballinagree Wind Farm and is a joint venture between Irish forestry company Coillte, and the large Canadian multinational Brookfield Renewables, and is currently in the planning stage.

[read more …] “Wind Farm being planned for Mushera and Ballinagree”

Death Notice: Anna Hartnett, Clara Road

On 20th of August 2019 passed away unexpectedly in Cork University Hospital. Loving wife of the late Noel and dear mother of the late Gillian and sister of the late Dermot and Tim. Deeply regretted by her loving family sons Ben and Conor, daughter Gráinne (Casey), sisters Eileen, Esther and Maura. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Tom, Íde, Paddy and Annamaria, son-in-law Patrick, daughters-in-law Mary and Cristiane, neighbours and friends.
Lying in Repose at her residence on Thursday Rosary at 8pm. Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral, Millstreet (Eircode P51 XF86) on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by Removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet Town. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]

Jerry Lehane Day Tours

September 1st – Ring of Beara
September 8th – East Cork trip visiting Ballycotton, white gate and Ringaskiddy, as well as Ballymaloe House.
September 15th – Glen of Aherlow, the V and Mount Mellery
September 22nd – North Kerry trip
September 29th – Trip to Kilkenny city and one of the largest car boot sales in the country, Callan Co. Kilkenny

To book a seat, contact Jerry 0872833696

“Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00 – Improved Sound Achieved!

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 20th August 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   Tonight it’s Jeannette McDonald and Nelson Eddy who are our featured Artists.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful DepartedAnd we are using a new microphone system so hopefully sound quality will improve! And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

All Ireland Under 12 Céilí Band Champions Crossfields. Also included with the Wonderful Winners is their splendidly dedicated Coach – Alan Finn.

Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.)


Magnificent Successes at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019

We thank Helena and Frank O’Connor for kindly sharing these three splendid images captured at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 held in Drogheda.   Sincere congratulations to All the superbly talented Winners.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Muireann O’Connor of Cullen (daughter of Helena and Frank) All-Ireland Winner of the Flute Slow Air Competition in Drogheda.
All Ireland Under 12 Céilí Band Champions “Crossfields”. Also included with the Wonderfully Talented Winners is their splendidly dedicated Coach – Alan Finn.

Part-time Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator


Elderwell Ltd are currently recruiting a part-time Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator in Millstreet starting from Sept 2019.

The facilitator is required to lead and deliver recreational sessions with a focus on improving the quality of life for the elderly living in residential care centres. The facilitator must be committed to the well-being of older people.

Skills & requirements: Excellent communication skills, experience of working with the elderly and experience of working in groups. The facilitator must be Fluent in English (both verbal and written), must have own transport, and must be flexible and committed to their allocated sessions. All employment with Elderwell Ltd is subject to Garda Clearance and Reference Checks.

About the position: Elderwell sessions are run in Residential Homes/Community Hospitals across Cork. The sessions run Monday – Friday. The sessions are usually 1.5hrs in duration on a morning or afternoon, on the same day each week. In some centres Elderwell provide two group sessions on the same day. Elderwell provide ongoing staff support and training. Facilitators mainly work in pairs.

This position would suit someone who is flexible, who is reliable and who is committed to improving the well-being of the Elderly. The position is a high energy position and requires a motivated creative person to deliver the Elderwell programme.

This application closes: 30th August 2019.

Any queries please contact: Nicola Fitzpatrick 089-9561358 or Submit CV by email to <>

Millstreet Vintage Club Upcoming Events for your Diary

Millstreet Vintage Club upcoming Events for your Diary over the next couple of Months or so.

Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run on Sunday Sept 8th.
Open to all types of Vintage and Classic Cars,
For more Details Contact Luke Hurley on 086 8805437.

CART Tractor Run in Carriganima in aid of the Carriganima Area Rural Transport Service Sunday Sept 15th,For more Details Contact Sean Murphy on 087 2600640 or Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569.

Sunday Oct 13th Millstreet Vintage Club Model and Toy Show,For more Details Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.