Barraduff Tractor Vintage/non Vintage car and Motorbike under 75cc run

Barraduff Tidy Village Group had to cancel their Tractor Vintage/non Vintage car and Motorbike under 75cc run three weeks ago due to Storm Ciara. It will now be held this Sunday March 1st. All proceeds go to the Kerry/Cork Cancer Link Bus and Recovery Haven Kerry.

Registration is from 11am to 1pm in Barraduff Community Field and Barraduff N.S, and costs €20. Refreshments afterwards is in Murphy’s Bar Barraduff. All Welcome.

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Spring Sale at Mallow Credit Union: Millstreet

Whether you’re dreaming of an upgrade, to be free from your PCP or your very first car – for a fair, flexible loan you won’t have to look far. Talk to Mallow Credit Union: Millstreet today about their Spring Sale, where a reduced car loan rate is available from the 2nd – 31st March 2020.

How do I Apply for a Promotional Car Loan?

You can apply online via the website, or over the phone by calling 022 21121. Or call into your local Millstreet branch where a member of the loans team will be happy to talk you through the loan application.   [read more …] “Spring Sale at Mallow Credit Union: Millstreet”

MCS Computer Room Refurbishment

Millstreet Community School Parents’ Advisory Committee is raising money for the Computer Room Refurbishment.  The current Computer Room is outdated and the PCs need to be replaced. We hope to replace PCs with Chromebooks and create learning pods as per the plan above. Microsoft Office 365 across the school.  Teachers and students are now collaborating in the digital space using cloud technology.  The proposed new layout of the room will provide us with a space where students can collaborate with one another in groups during class periods.  Their work will then be available to them on the cloud for future consultation and for revision purposes. Help us to realise this vision and future proof our school!
Click the Go Find Me link to Donate.  We are hoping to complete this project before next September!Bright Days Ahead!

Proposed layout of the refurbished computer room

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Great support from Knocknagree Fair Field Tidy Towns Group for ICRR Air Ambulance Service

Knocknagree Fair Field Tidy Towns Group Presented a cheque for €2,435  to the ICRR Air Ambulance Group Earlier this Evening which was an amount that the Group raised following a recent Coffee Morning they hosted.
Donie Lucey accepted the Cheque on behalf of ICRR at there Base over in Rathcoole and he thanked the Knocknagree Group for there effort in helping such a vital Service in the Air Ambulance to stay in the Air and keep saving Lives.
By Tom Corbett

Sr. Margaret (Sr. Callistus) Corkery, Presentation Sister

The death has occurred of Sr. Margaret (Sr. Callistus) Corkery, Presentation Convent, Killarney, Kerry, and formerly of Coomlogane, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Unexpectedly on February 26th, 2020.
Sadly missed by her loving family, sisters Eileen (Ryan) and Tessie (Buckley), brother Tom, sisters-in-law Joan and Nellie, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, her Presentation Sisters and her many dear friends. Predeceased by her sister Hannah (Shelley) and brothers Jerry and Michael. “May She Rest In Peace”.
Reposing at the Presentation Convent Chapel, Killarney on Friday February 28th from 4.00pm to 6.30pm, followed by removal to St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Requiem Mass on Saturday morning at 10.30am. Burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a-h-anam. [rip] 1

Children Learn in a Creative Manner about Cyber Safety at Library

Superb Author Ann Linehan introduced her beautifully illustrated book entitled Sam & Sue Learn About Cybersafety to Siobhán O’Leary’s enthusiastic Class from Presentation N.S. on Wednesday, 26th Feb. 2020 in Millstreet Library at the invitation of Librarian Grace Tangney.   And there was even a special Draw with many winners.   Ann is scheduled to publish a number of other excellent Safety Books in the series in time to come.   Here we share a selection of images from Wednesday’s inspiring occasion.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Author Ann with Librarian Grace.

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Presentation N.S. News Updates Available on School Website

Just tap the highlighted Presentation N.S. Link to access updates on News from Presentation N.S., Millstreet which presently includes video footage of the superb singing and music in preparation for Feis Maitiú Corcaigh.  (S.R.)

Language and Culture Night 2020 (amended date)

This year’s Language and Culture Night will now take place in Millstreet Community School library/canteen on Thursday 23rd April 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.

Thanks for supporting the fundraising efforts of Millstreet students going to Lourdes as helpers

A big thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising efforts of Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane (5th year students at Millstreet Community School) over the last three months.  They will will travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers at Easter.  The travel and accommodation cost for student helpers on the pilgrimage is €675/person.  These costs have now been covered and an extra €1017.50 has been raised on top of this which go towards the fundraising efforts of Group 126, which is the Irish Pilgrimage Trust group the girls will be travelling with.

Acknowledgement: Jerry Horgan, Ballydaly

26th FEBRUARY 2019

On this the first anniversary of Jerry’s passing, we his family, Bridie, Dan, John and Mairead, his brother DanJoe and extended family, wish to express our sincere thanks to all who sympathized with us on our sad loss.
Thanks to all who called to the house, attended the Rosary, Removal, Funeral Mass and Burial, to all who sent Mass Cards, Enrolment Certificates, Letters of Sympathy and Floral Tributes.
Our sincere thanks to Canon John Fitzgerald and Fr. Sean Tucker who officiated at Dad’s funeral Mass. Thanks to the Sacristan, Altar Servers, Mary Dilworth for the church music and singing and Brendan O’Sullivan for the Graveside tribute.
To the Kind neighbours, friends and relatives who brought food to the house, a special thank you.
To the Doctors and Staff of Millstreet Medical Center, Public Health Nurses, the Marymount Hospice Homecare Team, Reen’s Pharmacy for the wonderful care provided to our Dad.
Our sincere thanks to Tarrant Undertakers for their assistance and professionalism.
Sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to his wonderful friends for their support.
As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually please accept our sincere appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

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.

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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

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 23rd February 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. 
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
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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.