Millstreet Parish Newsletter 24th January 2021



Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

24th January  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet



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:

RECENT DEATHS:   John Lenihan, Dooneen & Cullen; Breeda Tarrant, Aunagloor.

ANNIVERSARIES: Hannie Murphy, Cockhill; Nora & Dan Joe Carroll, Tullig; Joan Murphy, Knocknakilla; Theresa McCarthy, Kilmeedy; Tommy, Eileen & Larry Kelleher, Mologhroe; Ellen & Tim Houlihan, Duarigle; Margaret & Pat O’Connell, Grenagh; Mary Corkery, Main Street, Millstreet & Douglas; Johnnie Linehan, Dromahane; Kattie O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace & Ballincollig; Tade & Mary Murphy, Knocknagree; Timothy & Brigid Nugent, Dromcollogher; Paddy & Nan Meade, Banteer. 


Our Diocesan Mission will commence tomorrow and continue until next Friday and each day you are invited to participate, on line, with Daily Mass at 10.30a.m. and a Mission Talk at 8.00p.m. (on line).

Speakers include John Connell, author & journalist; Olive Foley, widow of Anthony (Axel) Foley & ambassador for The Children’s Grief Centre Limerick; Br. Richard Hendricks, mindfulness teacher & priest; Fr. Peter McVerry, Jesuit priest & activist.

To register and obtain full details log into:

For those who do not have access to the website, during our weekday Masses I will include the Mission reflection and prayer, which will enable everyone to feel included.


This week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week and the theme this year is “Catholic Schools:  Communities of Faith and Resilience.” As our schools are currently closed, I would encourage each family to look at the daily themes for the week and help your children to understand the meaning of these words in the context of our faith and the world we are currently living in.

Monday theme Faith; Tuesday theme Learning; Wednesday theme Love; Thursday theme Resilience; Friday theme Hope.

To mark this week, I will celebrate a special Mass on next Thursday morning at 10.00a.m. for the pupils, their parents, grandparents, the staff and Boards of Management.  This Mass can be viewed on our local Church TV and on [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 24th January 2021”

Superb Original 1916 Painting by Artist Supreme Tony Barrett

We extend sincere thanks to Artist Supreme, Tony Barrett of Tullig, Millstreet for sharing his magnificent original Painting relating to 1916.   Tony explains:  ” The Painting depicts the surrender of Pádraig Pearse on the event of the Easter 1916 Rising to the British Brigadier General Lowe and his son Captain John Lowe

Elizabeth O’Farrell who was a Nurse attending on the day served as a go between and approached the British barricade waving the white flag of truce.  She seems to have been airbrushed out of the history books so I painted this to as a remembrance to her, to her bravery and to her contribution at this historic moment.”

Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Mallow Credit Union Limited-information relating to a new business product

Mallow Credit Union (with branches in Millstreet, Mallow, Buttevant, Charleville & Dromcollogher) approved for COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to boost local SME & Agri community lending

• Seven of Ireland’s largest Credit Unions, including Mallow Credit Union approved under the scheme
• Low-cost loans for SMEs, with credit decisions made at local level
• Metamo is the first Credit Union Group to offer loans under the Scheme
Mallow Credit Union, a member of Metamo, the joint venture between 16 Credit Unions and Fexco, has been approved as a lender under the Government’s COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme (CCGS).

[read more …] “Mallow Credit Union Limited-information relating to a new business product”

Superb Welcome for American President Joe Biden

What an historic day it has been (Wednesday, 20th Jan. 2021) not only for the USA but for the world with the Inauguration of President Joe Biden – 46th American President today at Capitol Hill, Washington.   He is the second Catholic President.  The first Catholic President – John F. Kennedy was inaugurated on this day 60 years ago.   Both have had Irish Ancestors – President Kennedy linked with Wexford and President Biden with Ballina, Co. Mayo and with Carlingford, Co. Louth.   We wish the new President every Blessing and Success in his all-important role in the next four years.  (S.R.)

President Joe Biden delivering his superbly inspiring inaugural speech on Capitol Hill today – 19th Jan. 2021.

In memory of our father John Linehan

In memory of our father John Linehan, we have decided to run a GoFundMe, in aid of the CUH Oncology Ambulatory Centre and Marymount Hospice. The majority of the funds will go to the Ambulatory Centre in CUH. This service is absolutely vital, because cancer patients are so immunosuppressed, in many emergency situations it’s too risky to enter A&E. The Oncology Ambulatory Centre provides a dedicated A&E clinic specifically for cancer patients, thereby saving countless lives, purely by saving the patients from the huge infection risk of a normal A&E. It is vital that this service is funded, but as of right now, it is severely underfunded, and only able to function from 9-5 Monday to Friday. This service helped Dad countless times, and saved his life when regular A&E wouldn’t have been able to. In his memory, we are determined to help fund this unit, because if it can provide any patient the care it provided our dad, it is genuinely priceless.


Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. 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. 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>

A qualified SNA available

Hi all,
As Covid 19 still has an impact on all of us especially children and adults with additional/ special needs and their families it is a really hard time for all. As a qualified SNA I am available to help and support these people in these tough times in their own homes. Available to work any time and day. Also able to support children and older adults without additional/special needs with remote learning etc.

My qualifications include:
Level 5 and Level 6 Early Childhood Care Education and Special Needs.
First Aid Responder, Patient Manual Handling, Management of Actual or Potential Aggression and Children First courses completed.

Full clean Drivers License.

Great with both kids and adults of all ages and have plenty of experience with working with all ages and disabilities.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to pm me or email me at <email> CV and References available if needed.

Face mask and other protocols and guidelines will be used at all times.

Eily’s Report – 19th January

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

We live in historic times, tomorrow 20.1.2021  Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the new President of the United States of America. Never in the history of that mighty state or indeed of the world did this event attract some much interest or publicity. Every eye in the World is on the Big Smoke at these tense times.  I suppose there isn’t one place in the world that is not affected one way or another by what goes on the  United States. We are inclined to look on America  as a Big Brother, a force that is there standing between us and the big bad world and when something significant or threatening happens there, who can blame us if we get worried. We think of the many thousands of our people who are living there and how the various happenings affect them, and goodness knows we have seen enough of strange happenings  in the past five years which keep us the edge of our seats all the time. They say that power is a very dangerous thing if it gets into the wrong hands. Need I say more.  Five years ago the world could see that Donald Trump was not a suitable man to rule the USA. It showed right throughout his campaign. His lack of respect for people, especially women, his overbearing attitude towards the rule of law, climate change and so on and to think that this crazy monster had his finger on the button that had the power to sink the world into all out war and destruction. I asked my American friends that time, if they voted for Trump and they said they did and in view of the ways that he portrayed himself  I asked them why. The answer was that the hated Hillary Clinton was that enough to plunge their homeland into ruin.  These are highly religious people. They think differently today. All attention will focus on the media until Mr Biden is safely in the chair . Narcissism is a terrible ailment which gives no caring thought for anybody else and with a narcissist  like Donal Trump at the helm anything could happen. It’s curable but the person involved has to agree to be treated, I can’t see Donald Trump agreeing any time soon or maybe one day he will see the light and allow himself to be transformed into a nice man. We won’t hold our breadth.             Pray that Joe Biden’s inauguration  will all go according to plan.         le cúnamh Dé

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 19th January”

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 19th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

On tonight’s Show – among the people to whom we pay tribute who have gone to their Eternal Reward over the past week – we remember the late Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary) of Louisville, Kentucky when at 9.40pm we broadcast an interview recorded in Oct. 2019 in “Cinnamon”, Millstreet with Eileen during which Jim Wickham of Minnesota and I learn lots of entertaining facts about Kentucky.

Eileen with Michael Moynihan, T.D. and Cousin John O’Leary when Eileen contributed to a fundraiser at McCarthy’s Bar in Oct. 2019.
Eileen visiting Macroom Park in Oct. 2019.
The late Pat Costelloe of “Shaskeen” and Clare FM . We listen to Pat’s tribute to the Clare Céilí Band at 10pm.  We thank Colm Nestor of Clarecastle, Co. Clare for sharing this superb recording.
We feature The Clare Céilí Band at 10pm.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00pm”

Breeda Tarrant (née Angland), Millstreet

The death has occurred of Breeda  Tarrant (née Angland), Millstreet, Co.Cork

On January 18th 2021 passed away peacefully at home, predeceased by her two grandsons Gavin and James. Deeply missed by her children Collette, John, Michael, Jamie, Susie and Judy her sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, Christopher, Adam, Eilish, Sinéad, Shona, Louise and Hazel, great grandson Conan.

“May She Rest in Peace”

In accordance with the current government guidelines Breeda’s Requiem Mass will take place privately for family on Thursday at 10am in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet followed by cremation in the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on .  Messages of Condolence can be left for the family on this link HERE.

Danny Joe Murphy, Dublin & Tanyard, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Daniel Murphy, John St. South, Dublin & formerly of Tanyard, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

The death has occurred of the late, Daniel (Joseph) Murphy, peacefully, at home surrounded by his loving family, sadly missed by his beloved wife Mary, son Stanley, daughters Fiona, Vanessa, Siobhán, Aislinn, grandchildren , Mary, Danny-Joe, Úna, Oscar, Caoimhe, Ernán, sisters Margaret Kelleher (Mount Leader, Millstreet), Delia Barrett (Tullig, Millstreet), Joan Murphy (Tanyard, Millstreet) and extended family.

May He Rest In Peace

A private funeral will take place due to Government advice, on Monday in Mount Jerome Crematorium at 1:45 pm A book of condolence is open on the link HERE

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road”

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 17th Jan. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene concludes the two part programme on the Cork Butter Road and the elusive man who built it in 1747.  Kilcummin based genealogist Rachel Foley traces  the background to John Murphy from Castleisland. 

Singer Seán Ó Sé wonders if his Grandfather was the first courier in Irish history.  (Carrying butter to the Cork Buttermarket for his neighbours from the Beara peninsula with horse and cart.) 

And after thriving worldwide as an industry for 150 years, the Cork Butter market unbelievably failed to move with the times and paid the price for it.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road””

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 17th Jan. 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 17th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.   This is our third Lunchtime programme of the New Year where our songs and music are full of variety.  Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation OR to millstreetmuseum or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  And we chat about the images below during our Show. (S.R.)

Two panoramic scenes as we view Millstreet Town and also Drishane from the O’Riordan Family Farm in Lackabawn when in 2004 LTV’s Dan Joe Kelleher, Carriganima and I were testing the Television Signal for Local Television coverage. These two images are from the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

Housing Advice

Renters, if you are experiencing difficulties in renting your home, help is at hand.

National housing charity Threshold provides free, independent and confidential advice and support to individuals and families who are renting their homes.

If you have a query about rent increases, arrears, standards and repairs or ending a tenancy, contact Threshold for advice and support.

Threshold’s freephone helpline 1800 454 454 is open from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday. Further information –


Coffee Madness Corner

Hello, My name is Vaidas Raila I live in Tanyard Wood Millstreet already 10 year I recently opened my online shop our Facebook page ” Coffee Madness Corner” and we offer very good coffee products with attractive prices, people and businesses from Millstreet can order online or can call us and we deliver directly to they houses or can collect themselves if they wish.

Enquiries 0863115587

John Linehan, Dooneen & Cullen

The death has occurred of John Linehan, Cullen & Dooneen, Millstreet, Cork.
On 16th of January 2021 John passed away peacefully at his home in the presence of his loving family. (Formerly HSE).  Predeceased by his dad Connie. Beloved husband of Gillian (O Sullivan) adored Dad of Jennifer, Harry, Hugh and Josh. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife and children, his mother Sheila, brothers Billy, James, Connie, sisters Marie, Teresa, Sheila and Margaret, parents in law Kathleen and Jerry, brothers in law, sisters in law, best friends Niall Buckley and Pat Dinneen, god-sons Donal and Danny, nieces, nephews, relatives, his children’s school friends, HSE colleagues, neighbours and friends. HOUSE STRICTLY PRIVATE – immediate family only. [rip]

In accordance with the current government guidelines John’s Requiem Mass will take place on Monday at 2pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by cremation in the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. A Mass to celebrate John’s life followed by burial will take place at a later date when public health guidelines allow. John’s Funeral Mass can be live streamed on

The family have set up a fundraising campaign in memory of John with all proceeds divided between The Oncology Ambulatory Care Unit CUH and Marymount Hospice. Donations can be made at here. Messages of Condolences can be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

[read more …] “John Linehan, Dooneen & Cullen”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 17th January 2021



Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

17th January  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet



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:

RECENT DEATHS:   Tomás Ó Mainín, Ballyferriter;  Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary), Louisville, Kentucky & Adrivale, Millstreet.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Chrissie Mullane, Dromnahilla; Patie O’Mahony, Lackabawn; Jackie Murphy, 12 The Tanyard & the deceased members of the Murphy Family, Church Street;  May O’Sullivan, Minor Row;  Margaret Murphy, Pound Hill; Maura Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace;  Hannah Kelleher, The Bridge; Bina Duggan, West End;  Nora Garvey, Killarney Road; Sonny Murphy, Clarabeg; Peggie & Jerry Horgan, Ballydaly; Art, Jackie & Margaret O’Connor, Nohovaldaly; James, Mary & the deceased members of the Hickey family, Derragh; Michael Herlihy, Knockane; Joan Lynch-Crean, Cullen; Denis Duggan, Carriganima. 


SATURDAY 16th January at 6.30p.m:   Joan Duggan, West End &

John, Margaret, Ka & Eileen Duggan.

SUNDAY 17th January at 11.30a.m.: Fr. Joe Murphy, West End

MONDAY 18th January at 7.30p.m: Sonny & Anna Marie Murphy, Clarabeg 

TUESDAY 19th January at 10.00a.m: John & Joan O’Connor, Ballinkeane

WEDNESDAY 20th January at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

FRIDAY 22nd  January at 10.00a.m: Bina & Timmy Duggan and

Nora Creedon, West End

SATURDAY 23rd January at 6.30p.m: Mass for those who died in our Parish

November 2019 to December 2020

SUNDAY 24th January at 11.30a.m: Peter & Nora Dineen, Cloghoula [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 17th January 2021”

Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary), Louisville, Kentucky & Adrivale, Millstreet

We extend our sincere sympathy to Eileen’s daughter, Megan and to all the O’Leary Family of Louisville, Kentucky, USA on the very sad departure of Eileen Murphy to Eternal Heavenly Reward.  R.I.P..  Eileen was a True Lady of the very highest calibre – caring, optimistic, witty, friendly, spiritual, generous and sincere.  We had the great privilege of meeting with Eileen during her October 2019 visit to Millstreet.   She felt so much at home here and was especially thrilled to visit Adrivale from where her ancestors emigrated to USA some five generations ago.   She was so looking forward to revisiting Millstreet with her brother Michael and Elwood later this year.  It was Eileen’s brother, Patrick W. O’Leary who established such wonderfully strong links with Millstreet which have been growing stronger and stronger over the years to the extent that the Family has been so generously supportive of so many Millstreet (and Macroom) Projects.  On this Tuesday on Cork Music Station we shall broadcast a special tribute to Eileen on “Radio Treasures” to which she was a weekly Loyal Listener.  Mass will be celebrated for Eileen in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 at 7.30pm and this may be viewed on 

Tap on the notice to enlarge. (S.R.)
Eileen in conversation with James Wickham of Minnesota at “Cinnamon” in Oct. 2019. We shall be rebroadcasting this very special interview on this coming Tuesday on “Radio Treasures” at 9.40pm.
Eileen with Artist Neil Kelleher (whose ancestors also came from Adrivale) at Cobh in Oct. 2019. The image of Eileen which appears on the Notice above was taken on our visit to Gougane Barra in beautiful West Cork in Oct. 2019.
St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet where Eileen attended Mass during her 2019 visit.   It is the very same setting where Mass for the late Eileen will be celebrated on Tuesday, 2nd Feb. 2021 at 7.30pm


Mairéad Features on Life Pharmacy “Nationwide” RTÉ 1 Advertisement

It was on this evening’s RTE 1 Television’s “Nationwide” programme (15th Jan. 2021) that we noticed its new current sponsors – Life Pharmacy Group – feature Mairéad of Reen’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Millstreet.   Sincere congratulations, Mairéad on your magnificent appearance on national television.  Watch out for future episodes of “Nationwide” to view the highly prestigious ad.   Here we share images from this evening’s broadcast.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Mairéad Features on Life Pharmacy “Nationwide” RTÉ 1 Advertisement”