John Mulcahy, Gortmore, Lombardstown

The death has occurred of John Mulcahy, Gortmore, Lombardstown, Co. Cork, P51 HF79.

Mulcahy (Lombardstown); On February 4th 2023 peacefully in the excellent care of Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Marymount Hospital and Hospice, John, Gortmore (late of Mulcahy’s Pharmacy, Mallow), beloved husband of Denise (née Kelleher) and loving father to Rebecca, Jack, Denis and Kate, son of Tom and the late Kathleen, brother of Helen (Vaughan), Margaret (Haven), Anna, Andrew, Tom and the late Dan, son in law of Denis and Betty. Deeply regretted by his loving wife and family, uncles David, Joe, Dan, Aunt Aileen, sisters in law Margaret, Nathleen, Carmel, Heather, brothers in law Tom, Edmond and Luc, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at his home (P51HF79) on Sunday with visitation from 2pm to 6pm followed by prayers. Reception into St Fursey’s Church, Banteer on Monday for 1pm Requiem Mass which can be viewed live at Burial afterwards in St John’s Cemetery, Glantane.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Condolences can be left on the link HERE.

IRD Duhallow will hold a series of Community Meetings

IRD Duhallow will hold a series of community meetings during February and March to give people an opportunity to discuss their ideas and plans for their communities. This information will feed into IRD Duhallows LEADER and Social Inclusion plans for the region. The people of Millstreet, Aubane, Ballydaly & Derrinagree are invited to a public meeting in on Monday February 20th @ 8.00pm In Canon O’Donovan Centre with representatives of IRD Duhallow Board and Staff who will give feedback on previous meetings and consultation. The information collected will inform future planning for these areas and it is important that the meetings are well attended to make sure that the needs of your communities are included in future funding. Please encourage everyone, both young and old as well as those not already involved in the community groups to attend.  We want to hear your voice.


Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 5th February 2023



Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

5th February 2023

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:

RECENT DEATHS:     Mary Kiely, Cork & Murphy’s Terrace; Jim Bradley, Gurteragh; Chrissie Casey, Beaufort.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 4th February:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Noreen Kelleher, Knocknagree & Liscahane (recently deceased).  Margaret Buckley, Liscahane (recently deceased).

Sunday 5th February:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly;  Willie Neenan, Ballydaly.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Dick Pomeroy, Clara;  Meg Kelleher, Aubane & Jack Collins, Ballincollig.

ANNIVERSARIES: Frank Thornton, Drishanebeg; Vincent, William & Elizabeth McSweeney, Flintfield; Johnny O’Keeffe, Main Street; James O’Byrne, West End; Julia Duggan, Claraghatlea; Pat Horgan, Ballydaly; Matt, Hannah & the deceased members of the Murphy Family, Lisnaboy; Pat Buckley, Cahirbarnagh; Nora & Denis O’Sullivan, Inches;  Kathleen O’Mahony, Clonakilty.

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 11th February:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Paddy Murphy, Cahirdowney;  Nellie White, Tubber.

Sunday 12th February:

Cullen   9.30a.m. Jerry O’Donoghue, Cullen;  Private Intention.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Pat Joe Kelleher, Pound Hill;  Mary Cronin, Main Street;  Pauline Lyons, Dooneen;  Donal & Nora Murphy, Killarney Road & deceased family members.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday in Millstreet Church from 10.30a.m. to 7.30p.m.

LEGION OF MARY meet every Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 7.30p.m.

MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY for 12th & 19th February: Group D

Rotas for next weekend 11th & 12th February


Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Mary Ita Creedon Group A
  11.30 a.m. Sr. Peter Fahy Group A
Cullen 9.30 a.m. Marie O’Sullivan Mary O’Leary

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

No Mass on Monday 6th February

Mass on Tuesday (7th) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (8th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (9th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (10th) for Thade Lane, Adrivale (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m.  [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 5th February 2023”

Wonderfully Successful Table Quiz at Wallis Arms Hotel

Here we share some 33 images of the recent very successful Table Quiz at the Wallis Arms Hotel in aid of the two superbly dedicated Students from Millstreet Community School – Rachel & Holly – who will be travelling to Lourdes as Helpers Supreme at Easter.   We also view John Magee’s feature outlining the very successful event plus listing the various greatly appreciated Sponsors and Supporters.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

There are so many people to thank for making it such a special night:

The Wallis Arms – especially Nigel and Marcella and all the staff, for providing the venue and helping get things ready for the quiz

  • John Tarrant once again for devising all the excellent table quiz questions
  • Cloverhill Foods for providing two huge trays of beautiful cakes for the evening
  • Staff of Millstreet Community School: Jennifer O’Donoghue, Denise O’Leary and Marion Buckley, who helped coordinate the quiz.
  • To all the members of the twenty teams that took part in the quiz.

[read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Table Quiz at Wallis Arms Hotel”

Millstreet Vintage Club Cars and Coffee Event happening next Sunday February 5th in Rathmore


Millstreet Vintage Club is planning a busy year in 2023 with many of the events held over recent years repeated, also plans are in place for a couple of new Events to be added to the schedule also. During the past year, the club raised a substantial amount for worthy charities and organisations such as Alzheimer’s Society Ireland, Bumbleance for Children, CART Rural Transport Carriganima, Irish Red Cross, Cullen National School Mallow Day Care Centre and Millstreet Museum and Website.

The Club is always open and welcomes new members. Anybody with a classic or vintage car, motor bike, tractor or just holding an interest in the vintage scene and want to find out more about joining the Club give Dan Barry a call on 087-2680011 or Dan O`Riordan on 087-2452569.


James (Jim) Bradley, Gurteragh

The death has occurred of James (Jim) Bradley,  Gurteragh, Co. Cork.

Suddenly but peacefully on February 1st 2023. Beloved husband of Anne (née Fay) and father of Niamh, Aoife, Michael, Dara and Eimear. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, daughters, son, sisters Geraldine and Carmel (Glynn), grandchildren Matthew, James, Aaron, Joar, Annie and Tadgh, niece, nephews, daughter-in-law and sons-in-law.

“Simply the best”

Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Saturday, February 4th 2023, from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral arrangements strictly private. No flowers please, donations, if desired, to charity. Messages of sympathy can be left on Condolence book HERE.

The 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 death has occurred of Mary Kiely (née Cronin) Wilton Road, Wilton, Cork / Millstreet, Cork

KIELY (Wilton Road, Cork and formerly of Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet, Co. Cork): On January 29th, 2023, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff at the Cork University Hospital, MARY (née Cronin), dearly beloved wife of Jeremiah (Jerry), devoted mother of Paul, Martin, Kevin and Noel, dear sister of Joan and the late John, Timothy, Catherine, Eily, Sheila and Nora.

Sadly missed by her loving husband and family, daughters-in-law Ilona, Carol, Margaret and Sarah, adored grandchildren Niall, Heather, Brendan, Stephen, Sarah, Claire, Karen, Orla, Matthew, Aoife and Emer and great-grandson Kayden, extended family, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

Reposing at the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd; On Wednesday (February 1st) from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.

Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Thursday (February 2nd) in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross which can be viewed on

Funeral afterwards to St. James’ Cemetery, Chetwynd.

Please leave your personal message for Mary’s family on the condolence section below or through

“May she rest in peace”

Messages of condolence can be left here

“Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS Tonight

On this Tuesday – 31st Jan. 2023 – preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme with focus on a splendid Archival Show with the focus on Lough Gur featuring the wonderful voices of the late Dan Keane and Christine Nolan from North Kerry  at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night just after 10.30pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.10 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.    Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tonight’s programme includes lots of uplifting songs, music, musings and requests….and lots of great Interviews.   We chat about the images below.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The very large attendance at the recent Mass for Grandparents’ Day in Millstreet. (Full feature later).
Nora and Fr. James McSweeney pictured at the Reception in Presentation N.S. following the celebration of Mass.
Members of the School Staff ensuring that all the Visitors were accorded a warm welcome.
Rachel Dineen with her Mum and Holly Dunne with her Mum attending the recent very successful Annual Quiz in the Wallis Arms Hotel. Both Rachel and Holly will be travelling to Lourdes as Special Helpers at Easter. (Full feature later).
Fr. Seán Tucker kindly presents this magnificent Davy Lamp to Millstreet Museum. Davy Lamps have saved the lives of so many who have worked underground in such places as coal mines.
Gold Medal for Niamh Buckley of Ballydesmond (on right) – grand-daughter of Noreen Kelleher of Aubane. Full details appeared in the Ballydesmond Chronicle 2022 – We thank Eilín Kiely and Noreen for alerting us to this magnificent achievement.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS Tonight”

Eily’s Report – 31st January

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

It looks like January is going out like a lamb.  You never appreciate the good day until you’ve had  bad ones and as we have come through a long period of rain, storms, snow, plus thunder and lightening, these few fine days never tasted so sweet. The fine dry bright day fills you energy and leaves you rearing to go, regardless of how old or young you are. People who have homes of their own are blessed moreover these days because having your own space you are free to wander out on the nice day and find something to do. A lick of paint can turn an eye sore into a thing of beauty in a very short time. Perhaps nobody will see or notice it but you and if it brightens your day then the whole world is a better place. There is nothing as handy as having some paint left from before, paint rollers are a Godsend so that you can start the job as soon as the notion takes you. If you have to go through the rigours of going to town for your supplies, you’re sure to meet someone, get delayed and the job at home is put back for another day. Meeting up with people is the nicest thing ever, but not on the day when weather and mood are in tandem. Sometimes I think we recycle almost too much because if you want old clothes to wear in the garden or maybe a cardboard box or a plastic bag etc. you won’t have the likes because they’ve all been binned. As long as they are neatly kept I think it wise to hold on to a few. Paints are great today, they are mostly water based and they dry very fast, also brushes, rollers etc can be cleansed under a running tap. Another throwback from the war comes to mind when we talk about paint. The paint we got back then was very poor quality and was a nightmare at the time of the Stations. Out in the country only farmers were compelled to have Stations. They were held twice a year. Townlands were brought together to form a group of maybe twelve houses, in such a case  a person would have the Station every six years.  Needless to say in that length of time the house didn’t get much attention. Bare floors, damp walls, all the importance was in the out of doors where the money was made. Everybody knew when it was their time to have the Stations, there was a rota and it was followed to the letter. If right was right people should or could be all prepared well on time, but that never happened. Well in advance the Bean ‘a Tighe would be asking himself to do some work indoors, the parlour nearly always needed a new floor, or a wall to plaster, all  rotten with the damp. But he always had some more pressing things to do outside.  Eventually it did get done, and it was time to paint. The tins of distemper arrived, a different colour for every room and white for the ceiling. It was slapped on with little time to spare and the people filled in on the day. Everybody including nonfarmers were entitled to attend. They sat around on long seats, usually borrowed among other things for the Stations. The Parish Priest would arrive accompanied by his Curate and the parish Clark called Jack the Clark.  In my youth he was a rather weird looking man ,with matted hair always dressed in black and I thought he was a priest even though he lived just across the street from the Church with his wife and family. The entrance gates and walls would be whitewashed at the last minute and the sow roaming free around the yard rubbed herself off it and some of the white came away on her, and the Canon was heard to say to his Curate, look, they painted even the sow. There would be confessions before and during the Mass and when it was over the Canon would put his ledger on the raised (Alter) table and call the names of the Farmers to come and pay their dues. So much per cow and there was often a rather heated debate as to how many cows he had. The dues settled, the men often went out in the yard  to smoke and chat and I can always remember one man who always asked for a sip of water in case he hadn’t swallowed the host properly. The Clergy always had breakfast in the parlour with a nice fire burning in the grate and it was always the big worry in case everything wasn’t right or to their liking. Once they were finished and gone the feeling of relief was palpable and the house filled with friendly relaxed chatter. But for those who sat by the wall there was the shock on being told on leaving that their ‘good coat’ was destroyed with paint and even though it came easy off the wall it wasn’t so with their Sunday best. TG the paints today are so much better.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 31st January”

Feast of St. Brigid on Wednesday 1st Feb. 2023

Not only are we going to have the celebration of the Feast Day of St. Brigid on this Wednesday, 1st February 2023 but on Monday, 6th February we

Statue of St. Brigid in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

shall experience the very first St. Brigid’s Bank Holiday Fr. Paddy O’Byrne in his very welcoming shop at West End, Millstreet has a wonderful selection (illustrated below) of religious items relating to St. Brigid.  On the Eve of the Feast Day, tonight, there is a very strong tradition in our area of leaving outdoors a handkerchief or a little cloth as it is believed that St. Brigid blesses the item during the night.  People then keep the cloth safely within their homes as a comforting protection of their homes throughout the year.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mary Lehane, Coolavokig, Kilnamartyra

The death has occurred of Mary Lehane, Coolavokig, Kilnamartyra, Co. Cork.

LEHANE (London and formerly of Coolavokig, Kilnamartyra) on Saturday 28th January, peacefully at Princess Louise of Kensington Nursing Home, London, Mary sister of the late Jerry Lehane, Coolavokig. Mourned and lovingly remembered by her partner Steve, brother John, sister-in-law Mary, nephews Con and John, nieces Gobnait and Eleanor, grandnephew, grandnieces, friends, relations and former neighbours in Coolavokig.

Please leave your personal message for Mary’s family on the link HERE.

May she rest in peace.

Funeral Arrangements Later.

Kitty O’Connor Coolikerane, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

Kitty O’Connor

Coolikerane, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

27th of January 2023

On the First Anniversary of mams death, we her family, wish to thank sincerely all who sympathised and supported us on the sad loss of our mother.

We would like to thank everyone who offered condolences online and gave mass cards and floral tributes.

A special thanks to Fr John Fitzgerald and Sharon for their support. Thanks to Davy Tarrant, Declan and Cora for their professionalism.

Thanks to Healy’s Bar, close friends and neighbours for providing refreshments.

Finally, a very special thank you to Araglen House nursing home and staff, for the wonderful care they gave our mother for the last few years of her life.


Mass will be offered at a later date.

Final Night of Glen Theatre’s Magnificent Drama Production – Sunday 5th Feb. at 8pm

🎭Due to popular demand The Glen Theatre Drama Group presents one Final Performance of Our Comedy Show on Sunday, 5th February 2023 🎭
Starting at @ 8.00 pm
Booking advised 🎭🎟 €15.00 (Includes Raffle)
For tickets call 📞 029-56239 📞
Where there’s a will there’s a relative!
Mick and Jim are brothers of the deceased and determined not to let the widow sail off into the sunset with the family home and all his money. What secrets will unfold and what could possibly go wrong ?🤔
Directed by: Tadhg O’Keeffe & Jane Pigott💥
We thank Marie Bourke for the much appreciated Notice.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

IRD Duhallow CLG and Millstreet Tidy Towns are conducting a survey of the quality of life

Your Community Your Voice!

IRD Duhallow CLG and Millstreet Tidy Towns are conducting a survey of the quality of life, sense of place, local amenities and facilities.

The findings will help us to formulate our plans for this community and will feed into the strategy for the region. The survey only takes a brief few minutes and all within the region are encouraged to please complete it.

To access the survey click on the following link:

If you would like to complete the survey but are unable to, please contact a member of Millstreet Tidy Towns and we would be delighted to assist.