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
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.)
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”
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.
This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place in Millstreet Community School library/canteen on Monday 30th Marchbeginning 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.
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.
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”
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 Totalfrom 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.
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.
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.
On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene returns to Brandy-Hall on the eastern side of Castletownbere.
We thank John for advance information regarding this Sunday Evening’s programme. (S.R.)
We visit the monument to Timothy Harrington MP on the western side of the Millbrook Bar on Brandy-Hall Bridge. In 1884, Harrington dismantled the Crown Prosecution’s case against the eight men accused of the Maamtrasna murders in 1882. His investigation led to the end of Gladstone’s Government.
We visit a monument on nearby Dinish Island which was erected to those who lost their lives at sea on the Beara Peninsula.
Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Table Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Tonight Friday February 21st at 8.30 pm for The ICRR Air Ambulance Service,why not come along for a Good Night Out for a Great Cause, Business Groups are also asked and encouraged to Field there own Teams,there are already a number of Local Business Groups after indicating that they will take part in the Quiz but there is still Room for more to join them with a Prize for the best Business Team who competes in the Quiz up for Grabs,Everybody Welcome,Table of 4 €40,Details Call Myra on 087 2742596.
The boys and girls of Junior Infants (R4) were thrilled to be invited by members of the Millstreet Town Park Committee to be the first children to play in the newly renovated playground.
We thank the committee for their Trojan efforts over the past few months to ensure our town has a state of the art playground and we also thank the people of Millstreet for getting involved and supporting the many fundraising events. We are delighted that the €900 we raised from our ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ here in our school helped make this dream playground a reality.
Well done to all members of Millstreet Town Park Committee!
Fully qualified primary school teacher available for extra tuition for subjects; Irish, English, Maths or help with homework. Millstreet based but available to travel. Contact 0871388241 for further details.
This year our St.Patrick’s Day parade will start with the Vintage Club leading out at 4.45pm and then with the very best of local talent and spirit.
Definitely it is an experience not to be missed. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
We have prizes for the following categories: ☘️ Best Cultural Presentation ☘️ Best Vintage Vehicle decorated in St.Patrick’s theme ☘️ Best Window Display ☘️ Best Celebrity Look-a-like ☘️ Best Fleet ☘️ Best Float ☘️ Best Group or Club
We ask all participants to gather at 4pm at the Green Glens Arena entrance on station road.
Please forward your details for social media exposure.
The death has occurred of Sheila O’Connell, Murphy’s Tce., Millstreet. On 19th of February, passed away unexpectedly at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her husband Dan Joe (Barney), daughter Sheila, sons John, Donal and Richie, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, relatives, neighbours and friends. “May she rest in Peace”.
Lying in Repose at her residence on Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Reception into St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Friday for 12 Noon Mass, burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only please donations if desired to CUH. [rip]
The regular “Sing Along” event at Millstreet Day Care Centre this Wednesday (19th Feb. 2020) evening was most enjoyable and a true credit to Helen, Petra and their dedicated Team. In a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and with the aid of background music everyone participated in the group singing and we also had some uplifting individual presentations. Splendid refreshments were provided at half-time. Everyone is very welcome and we would encourage attendance at the next event. Here we share some 7 images to illustrate the relaxed setting and atmosphere. Numbers attending were influenced this evening by the coinciding of two other events elsewhere. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Very Successful “Sing Along” Event Most Enjoyable”
The death has occurred of Maureen McCarthy (née O’Sullivan), Toremore, Kilcummin, Killarney, Kerry / Millstreet, Cork. Late of Ballydaly, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Peacefully at home in the tender care of her family, Maureen. Dearly loved wife of Tim and much loved mother of Denis, Ann and Julie. Very sadly missed by her loving family, sons-in-law Shane O’Neill and Johnny Hoare, her grandchildren Emily, Lily-Mai, Eoghan and Timmy, brothers Jimmy (Ballincollig) and D.J. (Ballydaly, Millstreet), sisters Eileen (Riney, Sneem) and Ann (Murray, Roscrea), brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours and her many dear friends. “May She Rest In Peace”
Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Thursday evening from 5.30 pm to 7.30pm. Removal at 7.30 pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin. Requiem Mass on Friday morning at 11.00am, burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kilcummin, Killarney. [RIP]