Death Notice: Christy O’Connor, Knocknagurrane

The death has occurred of Christy O’Connor, Knocknagurrane, Cullen. Passed away, peacefully, in the presence of his family, after a long illness. Sadly missed by his family, brothers Mossy, Donal, sisters Margaret, Maureen and the late Hannah Mary and Derek, friend Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Lying in repose in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Cullen, on Friday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in the Old Cemetery, Cullen. May He Rest in Peace. [rip]

Death Notice: Sheila Cremin, Kilcorney

The death has occurred of Sheila Cremin (née O’Callaghan), Stonefield, Kilcorney, Cork / Banteer, Cork. Cremin (Kilcorney) On April 25th. 2019 peacefully at Millstreet Community Hospital, Sheila (nee O’Callaghan, Derry, Banteer) beloved wife of the late Connie, Stonefield and dear mother of Martin and John. Deeply regretted by her loving sons, grandchildren Jessica, Rachel, Conor, Emily and Katie, daughers-in-law Susan and Alison, relatives and friends.
Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer. Rosary on Thursday evening at 8pm. Reposing Friday evening from 6pm followed by removal at 7.30pm to Kilcorney Church. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Fursey’s Cemetery, Banteer. May she rest in peace. [rip]

Death Notice: Dan Joe O’Riordan, Carriganima

The death has occurred of Dan Joe O’Riordan, Glantane West, Carriganima. Passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff in C.U.H. son of the late Tim and Bridie (nee O’Callaghan) and brother of the late Timmie. Deeply regretted by his cousins, relatives his godchild Sinead, loyal neighbours and wide circle of social friends.
Lying in Repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Wednesday evening at 9pm. Reposing on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. John the Baptist Church, Carriganima. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am burial afterwards in Clondrohid Cemetery. Donations, if desired, to the Oncology Ward CUH. “May he Rest in Peace”. [rip]

Eily’s Report – 23rd April 2019

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

The Season of Lent is over for another year and so is the Holy Season of Easter. Easter is seen by many, as being more important than Christmas itself, because it tells us that Christ actually rose from the dead. Here in Millstreet this year our Easter Sunday made history in a very special way. Our Annual Easter Commemoration Parade was held at mid day ending at the Monument in the Town Square,and for the first time in the history of the event a lady gave the oration, in the name of Cumann na mBan. The great Woman’s Army which played such a pivotal role in achieving freedom for our country. Retired secondary School teacher, Margaret Buckley, took to the podium and gave a passionate and unbiased account of the way that Ireland was won, and our New State formed.

In brilliant sunshine the crowd including many veterans,proudly wearing their medals, listened to her every word. Copies of her speech are available ,and it makes good reading, and I’m sure it will be available On Line. It should be, because it was groundbreaking , and gave women a sense of pride ,to be at long last recognised . History is often written by men, and can give a biased account of events. But now Margaret has opened up a brand new angle of the War of Independence that is well worth delving into. Thank you Margaret.

History was also made here in recent days when the lovely Julia Mary Murphy of Toorbonia celebrated her 105th Birthday at our Sheltered Housing Complex. Friends and neighbours as well as manager supreme Mary Feeley ,were there to celebrates with her , and heard her sing her favourite song, A Mother Love’s a Blessing. Davey Barrett and Mathew Broe also celebrated twenty years of happy residency atb the the same occasion.  

And speaking of Birthdays this week let us wish the great Joanne O Riordan and very Happy Birthday on tomorrow Wed.,  Apr 24th.Congratulations all round.  And to Eily herself – we wish a very Happy Birthday also whose wonderful birthday in her 80s is celebrated on Wed. 24th April and we sincerely thank Eily for her Weekly News.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 23rd April 2019”

Julia at 105 and the Conifers Performance in Millstreet – “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm interview tonight brings us back to the recent superb Conifers Concert in the Wallis Arms Hotel and we attend the inspiring 105th Birthday Party for Julia Murphy at Millstreet Day Care Centre and we reflect on  the magnificent Easter Choral Concert at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet– all on Cork Music Station this Tuesday, 23rd April 2019.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below including Easter Commemoration in The Square.   Lots more images of these topics later   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!   [read more …] “Julia at 105 and the Conifers Performance in Millstreet – “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

Language and Culture Night in Millstreet Community School – 2nd May 2019

This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place in Millstreet Community School on Thursday 2nd May beginning at 7pmSpecial guest will be Cork GAA legend Seán Óg Ó hAilpín.

The event will once again be an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the many nationalities represented by members of our local community.  The evening will include song, dance and a chance to learn a little about different cultures and traditions. Those attending will be able to taste food from a variety of countries.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Millstreet Clean-up Day

Millstreet Tidy Towns is delighted to announce that we are organizing a cleanup day for the 27th of April.

We will be meeting in The Square at 10am and plan to finish up around 1pm. There will be refreshments provided after in the Millstreet GAA hall after provided generously by O’Keeffe’s Supervalu.

All necessary equipment will be provided such as Pickers, Bags and High-visibility vests, the only thing you will need to bring is yourselves.

[read more …] “Millstreet Clean-up Day”

Celebrating Julia’s 105th Birthday at Millstreet Day Care Centre

On Wednesday, 17th April 2019 there was a truly special occasion at Millstreet Day Care Centre when Coordinator Mary Feeley and her wonderfully dedicated Staff organised a superb Party with music by Guest Tommy celebrating the inspiring 105th Birthday of Julia Mary Murphy of Toorbonia and also marking the fact that David Barrett as well as Matthew Broe have been residents of twenty years at MDCC.  On the occasion Julia not only sang “A Mother’s Love is a Blessing” but danced and recalled memories.   On Cork Music Station this Tuesday at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” we listen to Julia’s song and hear her memories.  Here we share a selection of some 22 images recalling the recent most enjoyable event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Celebrating Julia’s 105th Birthday at Millstreet Day Care Centre”

Divine Mercy Novena Concludes on Sunday 28th April 2018 at 3pm

The annual Divine Mercy Novena is held at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily all this week. Everyone is very welcome. On Divine Mercy Sunday , 12th April 2015 Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank a member of the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge. (S.R.)
The annual Divine Mercy Novena is being held at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily since Good Friday 19th April 2019.   On Divine Mercy Sunday, 28th April, Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge.   (S.R.)


Parish Newsletter – Easter Sunday – 21st April, 2019

Easter Sunday – 21st April, 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: Anne Kelleher, Drishane Road.

Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Denis Cronin, Coolinarne
Cullen 10.15 a.m. People of the Parish
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen.

ANNIVERSARIES: Noel & Bart Keating, Murphy’s Terrace; Eileen Collins, Clara Road; John, Eithne, Breda, Ann & John Lucey, Minor Row; Danny Creedon, Liscahane; Patrick Murphy, Cloghoulabeg; Victor O’Hare, Cloghoulamore; Florrie O’Donoghue, Lackabawn; Patrick O’Donoghue, Aubane.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – Easter Sunday – 21st April, 2019”

John Greene Meets Ger Healy on C103 This Sunday at 7pm

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

It’s 25,000 years ago since the last ice-age in Ireland.  But it’s an ill-wind that doesn’t blow some good.  At least Kerry got the Gap of Dunloe – a narrow mountain pass separating the McGillacuddy Reeks in the west, from the Purple Mountains in the East. 

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene travels over the County Bounds to meet Ger Healy.  Born in the Gap, Ger is a popular singer and multi-instrumentalist – and just like his father before him, he’s also a jarvey. 

Tunes on the tin whistle, polkas and hornpipes on the box, a few songs, the family history, a journey with paddy the horse through the Gap, and anybody else we can capture there on a windy day.  All of these are the ingredients for this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’.  [read more …] “John Greene Meets Ger Healy on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Easter Events at Aubane Community Centre

Annual Table Quiz on tonight Friday 19th April at 8.30 pm. Table of Four 40 Euro, Students/Under 18 half price. Raffle also. National and Secondary School Children welcome.

Easter Egg Hunt on tommorrow Saturday 20th April 11-1 pm. Children 5 Euro. Great morning guaranteed.

Millstreet ARA Artists’ Exhibition Launch on Wed. 1st May 2019

Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow will launch one of the first Bealtaine Festival 2019 events at Millstreet Library when at 7:00pm on Wednesday, 1st May she will officially open Millstreet Active Retirement Association Artists’ Exhibition.   Everyone is most welcome.  We thank Phil for alerting us to the special occasion.  (S.R.)

Mushera Platform Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance Sunday April 28th

Mushera Platform Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance at the Marquee in Ballinagree (at the Back of Laine Bar) 

Sunday April 28th 2019 from 3pm to 5.30pm,Spot Prizes on Door Tickets,Proceeds to Ballinagree Playground 


Walking the North West Cork Way

Michael Quinn passed through Millstreet last year when walking the Ireland Way. He has made a video of his day from Millstreet to John’s Bridge, which include some lovely words for the people of Millstreet, and interview with Eily Buckley, lots of praise for Eileen O’Riordan, and had a chat with Enda, Bella and Nicky … as well as some of the scenery along the way.

“Roads and country lanes dominate this section and you may think it a boring walk but the characters I met along the way truly made this part very interesting. You’ll not get landscapes that wow but you will get a wonderful taste of the friendly people that make up north west Cork. So please watch and enjoy my adventure on the link below.”

[read more …] “Walking the North West Cork Way”

Eily’s Report – April 16th

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

The fine weather ran out for many of our weekend events here in Millstreet, but it’s a well-known fact that when the going gets though, the tough gets going. The organisers of our weekend Feile Cheoil excelled themselves in putting up posters etc. in wind and rain, to let the people know that a few days and nights of traditional entertainment was about to begin, and the gala Ceili on Saturday night at the Wallis Arms was just the place to make you forget the raging elements outside. There were winners and losers at the various competitions but the wonderful music by the popular “Conifers “, turned the Hotel Ballroom into a place of real Traditional music, and joy.

Meanwhile at the other end of Town we had an extravanza of classical music and singing provided in our beautiful St. Patrick’s Parish Church, when the mighty voices of the Duhallow Choral Society and The Kerry Choral Union joined forces to raise funds for our Local Community Hospital. In excess of 100 voices made up the cast who filled the Sanctuary to its limit. Our church took on a cathedral-like appearance filled with light and colour and atmosphere. The very large crowd was held spellbound by their enchanting repertoire which went on non-stop, for the most of one and a half hours.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – April 16th”

Aubane Social Club and Aubane Historical Society Presented with Recognition Certificates at The Cork Annual Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony in Cork County Hall on Monday Night

The locality of Aubane featured strongly on Monday Night last at the The Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony where John F Kelleher Chairman of Aubane Social Club was presented with a Recognition Certificate for the Aubane Social Club and Aubane Native Jack Lane founder of the Aubane Historical Society was also Presented with a Recognition Certificate by Patrick Gerard Murphy Mayor of County Cork at the Annual Awards Event Ceremony held in the County Hall .


TR Dallas appearing at McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Holy Thursday Night April 18th

The ever popular TR Dallas is appearing at McCarthys Bar in Millstreet on next Holy Thursday Night April 18th,a great Night of Music and Entertainment not to be missed,Spot Prizes to be won on the Night,Everybody  Welcome.

All-Ireland Scór Sinsear for Daniel

Congratulations to Daniel O Callaghan (top-left), fiddle player in the Kilshannig Ceol Uirlise  group who put together a selection of foot tapping jigs and reels to sway the outcome and collect the All-Ireland Scór Sinsear title from GAA President John Horan. Elsewhere Muireann Vaughan(Kanturk) and St. James Bailéad Ghrúpa went close as did the Millstreet Quiz team.   [read more …] “All-Ireland Scór Sinsear for Daniel”

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes

Many thanks to the people of Millstreet for their generous contributions at our Church gate collections Saturday evening and Sunday morning, it is very much appreciated.

A very exciting Easter weekend in store for the club with SLCC tackling Ras Mumham – a four day event covering the toughest terrain Kerry has to offer.
Best of luck to the team of Richard Cleverly, Donie Kelleher, Johnny R O Sullivan along with guest riders Richard O Brien (Blarney CC) and Tom Shanahan (Limerick CC).
Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy’s are heading to Gorey for the Easter weekend riding as part of a Munster Selection Team.
Young Denis O Connor continues his rich vein of form, with a 3rd place finish in last Sunday’s Donal Crowley Memorial A3 race in Blarney. Denis was in a group of 4 that got away in atrocious conditions and was pipped by two O’Leary Stone Kanturk riders in a tight sprint finish.
Well done also to Richard Cleverly who came 10th in the A1/A2 Section of the race.
The juveniles headed to Drogheda last weekend for the superbly organised Ras Na Nog. A three stage event scheduled over 2 days with a HQ in Bellewstown Racecourse. Amy Fleming and Ben Murphy finished in the top 10 overall in their respective categories while Kate Murphy was 3rd overall U12 (Girl).
Overall the SLCC riders performed very well with a number of top 10 finishes.
Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.
Well done to our club members who took part in Kenmare GAA Fund raising cycle hosted by Kenmare Cycling Club taking in the Caha Pass and Healy Pass.
New members always welcome to both adult or juvenile section of the club-learn to enjoy a great sport and gain some new friends. For further information contact 087-7023562 or the club facebook page