Preparing for Millstreet Calendar 2021

  Millstreet Calendar 2021  

Have you got a photograph taken during 2020 that you would like to see displayed in the Millstreet Calendar 2021? If yes, Millstreet Community Council Ltd is inviting members of the community to submit his/her favourite photo/photographs of 2020 to be considered for the 2021 Millstreet Calendar.

The photographs submitted can be of any subject. While there is no specific style required, the photographs must be of a high resolution (photos from most mobile phones are acceptable).  

The calendars will be printed & made available to purchase locally from early December. The proceeds will stay within the community. (Details to be confirmed)

If you would like to submit your work, please email your photograph/photographs to millstreetcommunitycouncil20 with your name & the title of your photograph before Friday November 7th 2020.

This Week’s Schedule of Religious Broadcasts on Cork Music Station

Our schedule this week regarding the broadcast on Cork Music Station of Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is as follows:

Sunday, 25th Oct. 2020 at 11.30 a.m..

Tuesday, 27th Oct. 2020 at 10.00 a.m.

Wednesday, 28th Oct. 2020 at 10.00 a.m..

Thursday, 29th Oct. 2020 at 1.00 p.m.. (Funeral Mass)

Friday, 30th Oct. at 10.00 a.m.

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>


Denis (Denny) Murphy, Gurranecarney, Caherdowney, Carriganima

The death has occurred of Denis (Denny) Murphy, Gurranecarney, Caherdowney, Carriganima, Macroom, Co. Cork.

Denis passed away unexpectedly on October 26th 2020, much loved husband and best friend of Caitríona and much loved and adored father of Gráinne and Ríona. Sadly missed by his heartbroken wife and children, brother Stephen, sisters Noreen, Mary and Anne, brothers-in-law, sisters- in-law, aunt Eileen, nieces, nephews, relatives and his dear neighbours and friends.

Following the current guidelines a private Funeral Mass will take place for Denis in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Thursday at 1pm and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired, to Pieta House. Denis’s Funeral Mass will be aired on Please leave your condolences here.

Noel Healy, Millstreet – Tenth Anniversary


Canon O’Donovan Centre, Millstreet, formerly of Curracahill, Millstreet 

In loving memory of Noel, whose 10th anniversary occurs on 1st November.

Sadly missed and always remembered by his brothers Tony and Pat Joe, sisters Carmel and Anne, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

We think about you always

We talk about you still

You have never been forgotten

And you never will.

We hold you close within our hearts

And there you will remain

To walk and guide us through our lives

Until we meet again. 

The Anniversary Mass took place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Sunday, 26th July at 11.30 a.m.

“Radio Treasures” On Air Tonight on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00

“Radio Treasures” is on air tonight (Tues., 27th Oct. 2020) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   We feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music… tonight we feature a selection of songs and music with lots of variety as well as lots of interesting musings and words of wisdom.   Included in tonight’s programme: 

  1. We listen to the magnificent new songs by Michelle Murphy (“Birmingham Jail”) as well as Sheila Fitzgerald‘s amazing recording of “Eileen McMahon” sung with her late father, Michael Healy through the magic of modern technology by Mike Sheehan and accompanied by Eddie Kiely on violin.
  2. We celebrate significant Anniversaries.
  3. We discuss the many memories evoked by the our images below.Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation …. On Facebook (Seán Radley) …Or WhatsApp or text 086 825 0074.   
  4. In our 10pm Interview – we meet Tony Tobin in Cobh in 2019 chatting about his great love of family life, sport, photography and poetry.  We hear some of Tony’s superb poems. See our photographic illustrations from that special April day 2019 in Cobh as we also witness the arrival of one of the hugely impressive Ocean Liners.    Happy Listening!  (S.R.)
    Chatting with Tony Tobin in April 2019 in Cobh. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)


    The Piper returns home to Millstreet thanks to Bob Emprimo, USA.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” On Air Tonight on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00″

Eily’s Report – 27th October


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

This past week took us into another lockdown and on Saturday night our clocks went back one hour. In each case leading into no small number of changes that we will have to make. Neither of the two changes were very welcome, but as there is no way around them we may as well start by finding how we are going to plan our way forward. The first shock is always the worst, be when we give it time for the dust to settle then we can come up with plans. The first long evening is always terrible. The mind races to find some way of whiling away those long hours of darkness. Some people I know have resolved to get up an hour earlier in the morning and put in the hours so that by the time evening comes they are satisfied to call it a day, anytime from five o’clock on. Rising early of course is a wonderful thing regardless of any time change. Early risers have told us, over and over that we are missing the best part of the day and I couldn’t agree more. The world is a different place at the tail end of the night. It is then that all nocturnal creatures are retiring to their nests and burrows. You’d be forgiven for thinking that we haven’t much wildlife in our district but because they are night-time creatures we don’t see them.  We occupy the land at different times. The badger, the hedge hog, hares, foxes, rats, mice,minks, bats, they are all here but politely give us our shift without interruption until we retire.  So maybe our early morning people have the right idea and have the pleasure of  seeing little animals popping into their warm places of rest while we take over for the  day.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 27th October”

Millstreet Christmas Lights 2020

🎅  Usually this time of year, the Millstreet Christmas Lights committee would be preparing for their Annual Church Gate collection and getting their sponsorship letters ready to send to all the local businesses. However, this year is a lot different! There is no collection, and it doesn’t feel right to ask the businesses that have (and still are) facing uncertain times for donations.

🎄  We hope by setting up this , it’ll allow all locals, near and far, to donate a small amount as easily as possible. Please click on the following link to support us.

Our Credit Union account is also available for those who wish to donate directly:
CU Account No.: 55654/24
IBAN: IE54MATN99221205565405

And as always donations can be handed into:
~ Niamh @ Wordsworth
~ Noreen @ Noirín’s Boutique
~ Catherine @ Dick Pomeroy & Co Auctioneers

⛄️  We have a surprise or two up our sleeves for this year and can’t wait for everyone (especially the children!) to see!

— Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee

A bike was taken from outside of Supervalu Millstreet

The bike was found and returned to a happy little girl. 🙂


A bike was taken from outside of Supervalu,  Millstreet today Monday,  the 26th between 12.45 and 1 pm. If anyone has any information or may have seen this bike locally. See pictures attached please contact 087 6129504. We have a very sad little girl without her bike.

The bike did not have the streamers and it had the usual wear and tear.

The bike also had a horn but was missing the purple squeezer.

Please share the post with your friends

Thank you.

Remembering Terence MacSwiney in Millstreet on Sunday

Sunday, 25th Oct. 2020 marked the Centenary of the Death of Cork’s Lord Mayor, Terence MacSwiney.   Noel Keating placed a wreath in commemoration of the highly significant 1920 happening.   Jerry Lehane and his dedicated Team created a very dignified feature at the National Monument in The Square, Millstreet at 11.00 a.m..  Terence  MacSwiney had visited Millstreet in 1915.   Here we share a selection of some 14 images recalling Sunday’s historic event.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Terence MacSwiney in Millstreet on Sunday”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 25th Oct. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

In 1946, a nine year old boy on holidays on his Grandmother’s farm on the Beara peninsula, unearths a revolver from the ground while driving a horse-drawn harrow.  Even at such a young age, Victor Sullivan is aware that his find is part of a secret that adults refuse to speak about and children should not concern themselves with.

Seventy five years earlier, in 1871, nine year old Johnnie Gill is involved in a farm accident that leaves him unable to walk, stand or sit for the remainder of his life.  Deemed a cripple, he is shut away in an upstairs  tiny chamber to prevent him from bringing shame on the family.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, Victor Sullivan joins John Greene to talk about the amazing story of Johnnie Gill – his Grand-Uncle.  It’s a story of how one brave man overcame his disability and challenged the extreme social prejudices of two centuries. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Centenary Anniversary of Terence McSwiney

The Tricolour is flying at half mast at the Clonbanin monument, to honour the memory of Terence McSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork, who died on hunger strike in Brixton prison, England on this day 25th October 1920. We also remember Commandant Michael Fitzgerald and Volunteer Joseph Murphy who died on hunger strike in Cork prison on 17th October and  and 25th October respectively, during the War of Independence

“Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 25th Oct. 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 25th Oct. 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 1.30pm.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation OR to millstreetmuseum or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074

On this Sunday’s programme we include our popular “Take the Floor” feature for our Superb Dancers!   As well as some glorious waltzes, tango dances, the slosh, slides, jigs and splendid marches we again include “Zorba’s Dance” to try out a further touch of Greek dancing!  Our experienced Dancers will undoubtedly meet the various dancing challenges in style!

And we feature lots of cheerful songs from the 1960s as well as two special songs for our young Listeners.   From Paddy Murphy‘s Music and Song Website we play Jerry Doody’s wonderful version of “Carrigdown” recorded in 1982.

The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
John Tarrant’s superb promotion in this week’s “Corkman”.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
St.Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday and Daily Masses during the week.
Autumn 2020 at St. Joseph’s Gardens, Millstreet.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 25th Oct. 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 25th October 2020



Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time –

25th October  2020

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:  Pádraig Creedon, Mushera

Anniversaries: Jack & Peggy Cronin, Drishanemore; Betty Culhane, Clara Road; Patrick Buckley, Tralee & Millstreet; Eily Kelleher, Kilmeedy; Denny, Jerh & Andrew McCarthy, Cloghoulabeg; Kitty O’Riordan, Knocknakilla; The deceased members of the Forde family Lislehane & Mologhroe; Patrick O’Keeffe, Glountane; Paddy & Margaret Burke, Kanturk; The deceased members of the Browne & O’Riordan Families, Shanakiel; Colette Hickey, Fermoy & Millstreet.                                                 


SUNDAY (25th): Peggy & Connie Lane, Cahirdowney; Fr. Denis Keane & Msgr. James O’Neill at 11.30a.m.

TUESDAY (27th): Mass for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

WEDNESDAY (28th) Mass for Betty Culhane, Clara Road at 10.00a.m.

THURSDAY (29th) Mass for William & Abbey O’Regan, Ballydaly & their daughter Catherine; John & Peg Murphy, Lisnaboy at 10.00a.m.

FRIDAY (30th) Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

SUNDAY (1st November) for Jerry & Nora Creedon, Laught at 11.30a.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 25th October 2020”

A Very Happy Retirement to Dedicated Teacher Mary Randles

At Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 22nd Oct. 2020 a surprise celebratory event marking the retirement of wonderfully dedicated Teacher, Mary Randles was organised by Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin & Staff.   Mary has spent almost four decades as Teacher supreme mainly at Millstreet Community School where she had also been a Student herself.   The joyful occasion took place mainly online where many logged in from their own homes.  Teacher Jennifer O’Donoghue paid a splendid tribute to Mary as did Pól and Barry and Deputy Principal Frances and two Students.  We thank Teacher, Chris Horan for sharing four images recorded in the School showing the presentation of beautiful gifts to Mary including superb Artwork pottery and Painting by Artist Barry Fraser.   Here we share a selection of images from the memorable occasion.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.   We wish Mary a very Happy and Healthy  Retirement filled with many Blessings.  (S.R.)…….(Chris also shared the following captions to some of the images:  In her final business class; niece Ria Buckley presents a painting by Barry Fraser; Sister in law Marion Buckley, Organiser Mary Fitzgerald and Ria Buckley prepare to surprise Mary; Mary with her LC business class.) [read more …] “A Very Happy Retirement to Dedicated Teacher Mary Randles”

The 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 and 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>

Pádraig Creedon, Mushera, Millstreet

On October 21st 2020, Pádraig passed away in Cork University Hospital after a short illness. Sadly missed by his wife Sheila (née Horgan), daughter Margaret, sons Gerard, Noel, Aidan and Kevin, sister Julie Mary, brother Matthew, son in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, nephews, niece and relatives.

May He Rest in Peace

A private family funeral Mass will take place in accordance with the current guidelines on Friday at 12 noon St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. Please leave your message of condolence here.

Millstreet Community Gym

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the temporary closure of our gym, beginning 9pm on Wednesday 21st October in response to the Governments decision to move to Level 5 of the national COVID 19 plan. All memberships will be frozen from the time we close our doors until the day we reopen.

We look forward to seeing everybody again once we are permitted to re open for business. Until then, we ask that everybody please stay safe, stay active and stay healthy. However, we will not be going quiet on social media. We will still be providing you with home workouts, tasty recipes and quick tips to help still progress while at home. If anybody would like a custom program made for them that utilises the equipment they have available to them, please get in touch and we will arrange something for you free of charge. This will be a challenging time for some people, so please stay in touch, check in with each other and reach out if you find that you are struggling. We are all in this together.