Running a School in Ukraine from Millstreet

Nova Kakhovka in Ukraine, was taken by the Russians on the first day of the invasion. For the first couple of months Professor Igor Serdyuka still did his job as the director of a 500 student school. But in early June the Russian occupiers told him to start teaching the Russian curriculum. When he refused, they threw him in jail. He escaped the war with his wife Tatyana, and they have found refuge in Millstreet, but he still organises teaching the students online.

Sky News visited Millstreet recently and interviewed the couple, which can be watched on

Kids Fancy Dress Disco in Aubane Community Centre Friday Evening October 28th

Aubane Social Club are holding a Kids Fancy Dress Disco in Aubane


Community Centre Friday Evening 28th October between 7pm and 9pm,there will be Face Painting and Fun.

Kids Come in Costume

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 25th September 2022



Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

25th September 2022

World Day of Migrants & Refugees

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:

 Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 24th September:

Millstreet Vigil 6.15 p.m. Nellie Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace (First Anniversary), her husband Denis, son Thomas & daughter Eileen.

Sunday 25th September:

Ballydaly   9.30 a.m. Dan Mulcahy, Aunagloor

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Mick, Bill & the deceased members of the Kelleher Family, Killowen;  Dan Joe & the deceased members of the Cronin family, Pound Hill.     

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret O’Shea, Killowen; Ellen O’Riordan, Tullig; Tom Murphy, Main Street; Joan Daly, The Bridge; Mary Dineen, Knocknapogue; Mary O’Keeffe, Glountane; Hannah & Matthew Murphy, Lisnaboy; Noreen Dennehy, Rathcoole; Dermot O’Callaghan, Shronebeha; Mary Collins, Fedamore; Tim Dennehy, Knockraha; Peggy Collins, Newmarket & West End; Helen O’Shea – Rampellberg, Murphy’s Terrace & Belgium; Denis & Nora O’Sullivan, Inches.

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 1st October:

Millstreet   6.15 p.m.     Detta Corcoran, Pound Hill (First Anniversary)

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;  Kitty O’Donoghue, Macroom  

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.

Rotas for Next Weekend    1st/2nd October  


Millstreet   6.15 p.m. Eimear Buckley   Clara Manley;

Myra Sheehan;

Denise O’Mahony;

Marion O’Sullivan

  11.30 a.m. Bernie Lane    Gobnait Creedon;

Patrick Kelleher;

Martina Sheehan;

Phil Sheehan.

Cullen 9.30 a.m. Marie O’Sullivan Mary O’Leary  

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

Mass on Monday for Joan Daly, The Bridge & the deceased members of the Daly & O’Donoghue families at 10.00a.m.

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

Mass on Wednesday for Noreen Dennehy, Rathcoole at 10.00a.m.

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

Mass on Friday for Noreen Downing (nee O’Mahony), Murphy’s Terrace & Killarney (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m.

CULLEN CHURCH:   There will be no Mass next Thursday (29th).

CULLEN CHURCH COLLECTOR for Sunday (2nd): Willie O’Connell. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 25th September 2022”

Job Opportunity

O’Flynn Medical are specialist providers of the highest quality medical equipment to the HSE, healthcare facilities and private homes across Ireland. As part of the equipment rental service we provide, we have the following position now available on our Decontamination Team

 Description of Role:

  • The successful applicant will work in O’Flynn Medical’s in-house Decontamination Unit based in Macroom, processing equipment coming from healthcare facilities nationwide.
  • Carry out quality checks on equipment prior to products being dispatched back to site.
  • Update asset management system on goods being processed through Decontamination Unit.
  • Adhere to all Health & Safety rules and regulations.
  • This is a 5 day per week role. Working Hours are 8.30am to 5pm (Monday to Thursday) and 8.30 am to 4 pm on Friday.
  • Candidates must have good computer skills and must be fluent in English – both spoken and written.
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail and be willing to work as part of an excellent team.


Please forward your cv to <email>


Millstreet Vintage Club Makes Superbly Generous Presentation

On a very regular basis Bernard Crowley, PRO Supreme of Millstreet Vintage Club, uploads on the Millstreet Website many excellent promotions and outcomes of various highly praiseworthy fundraising events organised by Millstreet Vintage Club with splendid pictorial illustrations by Danny Lane.  Motivated by a suggestion by Luke Hurley it was decided that under the coordination of Dan O’Riordan and his wonderfully dedicated MVC Team that the Tractor Run on Sunday, 8th May 2022 would be held in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website.   We are hugely grateful for the recent presentation of such a magnificent Cheque resulting from the splendidly successful Tractor Run.   This will greatly assist us to defray our substantial costs relating to the Museum and the Website.   Here we share images from the Cheque Presentation at Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall on Monday, 18th Sept. 2022.   We also recall the very memorable Tractor Run on 8th May when we were blessed with superb weather, such a joyful and inspirational spirit and a truly happy atmosphere.  We express our sincere thanks to Millstreet Vintage Club and the very many people who so generously contributed including a most magnificent contribution from Patrick W. O’Leary from Louisville, Kentucky, USA who very happily attended the Cheque Presentation.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum on behalf also of Hannelie O’Connor and Michael Cashman of Millstreet Community Website and also on behalf of the many other Website Contributors).

Receiving the actual cheque from (on right) Dan Barry, Chairman, Millstreet Vintage Club.
At the Presentation of the most impressive cheque the many members of MVC were joined by Patrick O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky (3rd from left) and by John Tarrant (2nd from left) of “The Corkman”.
Michael Cashman, Hannelie O’Connor and I who have been involved with the Millstreet Website for the past 21 years – and subsequently joined by many other wonderful Contributors – wish to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has in any way helped in the splendid success of this greatly appreciated fundraising project for our Museum and Website.  (Picture by Patrick W. O’Leary)
Luke Hurley who motivated the fundraising project pictured at the start of the Tractor Run in The Square, Millstreet on 8th May 2022.

Michael Duggan of Lombardstown drove the leading vehicle on the day; Bernard Crowley, PRO supreme for MVC very efficiently communicating with All on the day; William Fitzgerald – Dedicated Committee Member who accompanied Michael and yours truly in the lead vehicle.
Dan and Mary O’Riordan magnificently coordinating the amazing event on 8th May.
Donie Lucey communicating important announcements on 8th May outside the Wallis Arms Hotel.
The hugely successful Tractor Run was such a wonderfully happy family day for All.

[read more …] “Millstreet Vintage Club Makes Superbly Generous Presentation”

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>

The dog has found a new loving home

The dog has found a new loving home, we wish him many happy days with his new family

Small dog for sale Maltese Cross 22 weeks old. I  am on crutches and thought I could manage a small dog but he is too much for me. I paid 500 euros for him but would be willing to part with him for half that provided he goes to a good home with children to play with.


Millstreet Library Summer Stars Programme

 Millstreet Library
As part of the Summer Stars Programme Cork County Council Library & Arts Service ran a “Design A Library Card” Competition. The winners from Millstreet Library are:
6-8 years:
Aoife O’Shea & Carla Collins
9-12 years:
Anna Keane & Caoimhe Corkery.
Congratulations & the best of luck.🍀
Their designs will go on to the next level.
Thank you to everyone who entered. There was an amazing response, over 70 entries & the standard was so high.
Millstreet Library will be running another colouring competition for Halloween so keep an eye out at the library for further details. 🖌🖍

Presentation made to Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website last Monday Night by Millstreet Vintage Club

There was a Presentation made by Millstreet Vintage Club on Monday Night last at the Carnegie Hall Millstreet to Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website following a recent Tractor Run that the Club held in Millstreet, Sean Radley representing both Millstreet Museum and Website along with Michael Cashman and Hannah Lee O’Connor who were present on behalf of Millstreet Website were on hand to receive a Cheque for €3,128.96 the proceeds from the Tractor Run, also in attendance was Patrick W O’Leary from Kentucky USA who contributed a very generous patronage to both the Website and Museum through the Vintage Club Event, Hannah Lee O’Connor, Michael Cashman and Sean Radley thanked Everybody for there very generous support and also thanked Millstreet Vintage Club for making this happen and the Club were delighted to play there part in helping out these 2 very important Groups in Millstreet which give invaluable service to our Community.
Photos by Danny Lane.

Coffee morning and yoga

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 

Lifesaving CPR & use of an AED Course – Two spaces remaining for this Wed – 21st September

In just 2 hours learn the VITAL skill of how to SAVE A LIFE.

Millstreet Day Centre is running Lifesaving CPR & Use of an AED training sessions in September & October.

Two spaces remaining for this Wed – 21st September. Call 029 70926 or email <email> to book your place

Eily’s Report – 20th September

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

What did you do on Monday, the first day of this week, could I be forgiven for saying that I did very little, other than watch the Queen’s funeral on telly. Not everybody’s cup of tea  but I just couldn’t resist it. For years the life of the Royal Family has been something of an open book. Their family squabbles, their fall-from-grace times, their good times had all come into the public domain and we followed them with interest. Their way of dealing with life’s challenges was of interest to the rest of the us a place where we could ask ourselves,  “what we would do in a similar situation?”, on a lesser scale of course. No matter how the years pile up, we are never too old to learn because the world around us keeps on changing and we must remain abreast of it or lose out. We have a lot to learn from those who have gone before us be they rich or poor and Queen Elizabeth was no exception.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 20th September”

Knocknalammon Memories Part 2

A selection of old photographs from Knocknalammon.  A feature was published a few weeks ago, which can be accessed here.

I think this was taken in the 60’s. That’s Mary (Babe) O’Sullivan on left. Man on right is Pat Hickey visiting from NY. Pat may be one of the younger men in the earlier period photos. Don’t know who the couple in the middle are. The next photo is of Babe in the 70’s. My 2 older sisters spent a couple of summers visiting her in the 70’s.The bottom two are of Babe in the earlier period (1920’s).

The reverse says Babe with friend Kit

The Dineens were neighbours and good friends  of Mary (Babe) and own the farm now. She was lucky to have them. They sent Christmas cards with photos of the old place to my grandmother which she really enjoyed. Deidre Buckley was kind enough to take me around when I visited.
Babe from the 1970’s
An interesting story I forgot to include with the earlier email with Jer O’Sullivan’s photo. My grandmother often told a story of Jer sheltering Hugh O’Brien from the British. Hugh was on the run. She said Hugh had a bad feeling and headed out into the night and the soldiers raided the house soon after. Quite the adventure for grandma. She married Hugh’s brother Pat (grandpa) in NY.