Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my weekly report.
There was no work done last Wednesday, or as the old people used to say, there wasn’t a stroke done. On account of the times that are, there isn’t a whole lot doing anyway. But even the bare necessities were neglected on January 21st 2021
The whole world waited not so much to see Joe Biden being inaugurated the next President of the USA as to see Donald Trump stepping down or being forced to do so. Gone were his adoring followers, they eventually cottoned on to his lies and arrogance which eventually led to the deaths of five people. It was almost pathetic to see him walking alone, except for his long suffering wife out of the White House to his helicopter, a place where he said he’d never leave and on boarding his plane for his flight home there was little more than his own family to see him off. A narcissist to the end, his way or no way. He was living proof, that it doesn’t work.
Rev. Canon Daniel J. Kiely, St. Bernadine’s Church, Buckingham (the Diocese of Northampton) and formerly of Ballydaly, Millstreet, Co. Cork, passed away peacefully on January 24th, 2021, in the loving care of the staff at St. Joseph’s, Bon Secours Care Village, Cork.
Deeply regretted by his loving siblings, Sr. Margaret, Timmy, Joan (Dineen), Catherine (Hallissey) and Con, his sisters in-law Josephine and Cecilia, forever missed by his nieces and nephews, his grand-nieces and grand-nephews and his wide circle of dear friends in Ireland & England. [rip]
Fr. Dan’s Funeral Mass takes place on, today, Tuesday, January the 26th at 12 noon in St. Patrick’s church, Millstreet. Respectfully, and in accordance with current restrictions, Fr. Dan’s Funeral Mass and burial will remain strictly private for his immediate family. Messages of condolence can be left for the family on the RIP Condolence Page. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on churchservices.tv/millstreet
The death has occurred of Kathleen O’Sullivan (née Looney), Gortavehy, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork. On January 24th 2021, peacefully in the wonderful care of Margaret and staff of Millstreet Community Hospital, predeceased by her husband Bob and sister Ciss. Sadly missed by her loving family, sons Seamus and John, daughter Genie, brother Jimmy, daughter-in-law Breeda, grandsons Robbie and Daniel, nephew, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. [rip]
In accordance with current government guidelines, Kathleen’s Requiem Mass will take place privately on Wednesday at 12 noon in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Funeral mass may be viewed at churchservices.tv/millstreet. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.
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PARISH WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Monday January 25th to Sunday January 31st
Fr Tom Leane
The Presbytery, Dromagh, Mallow, Co. Cork. Eircode: P51 YWF1
Tel: (029)78096 Mob: (087) 2300565 Parish Office: Secretary Evelyn O’Sullivan
Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Tel: (029)78096
Safeguarding Children Representatives: Margaret McCarthy & John Cronin
Designated Liaison Person Kerry Diocese: 087 6362 780
We go on a brief “Snow Tour” in the Millstreet area. We share images from Sat. night and Sunday (24th Jan. 2021) when Snow arrived. We begin with two images kindly provided by Brian Kelleher, Aubane which he recorded at the foot of Mushera and at its Cross at the summit of the challenging mountain climb. Then we view snow covered Clara Mountain from a variety of angles. Tap on the images to enlarge….and keep safe and warm! (S.R.) [read more …] “January 2021 Snow in Millstreet”
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 24th Jan. 2021 at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
This Sunday evening on Where the road take me, John Greene goes on a virtual Journey to Newmarket, where he discovers a high octane start to the War of Independence one hundred years ago in the area.
Local historian and author Donie Murphy outlines the background to murders, reprisals and houseburnings, as we take a closer look at both the Tooreengaraibh and Meelin ambushes of January 1921.
We also hear how the spoils of war enabled one group of IRA volunteers make it to the Church on time. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″
We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 24th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm. This is our fourth Lunchtime programme of the New Year where our songs and music are full of variety. We feature songs by Breeda Tarrant, Jim Lyons, Colin Paul, The Taylor Brothers, Les Paul and Mary Ford…plus the music of the Allow Céilí Band, James Last, Mantovani and lots more. Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074. Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page. And we chat about these images during our Show. (S.R.)
Third Sunday of Ordinary Time
24th January 2021
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS (Behind Closed Doors)
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: www.dioceseofkerry.ie.
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.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
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 churchservices.tv/millstreet. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 24th January 2021”
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.”
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).
Tomorrow’s date has great balance! Thursday’s date may be written as 21/1/’21
There will be 344 days left in 2021 and we shall have reached Week 3 of 2021!
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.)
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.
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>
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.
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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
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“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@ gmail.com 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.
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 www.churchservices.tv/millstreet . Messages of Condolence can be left for the family on this link HERE.
Eircode: P51 W983
Eircode: P51 K316
PARISH WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Monday January 18th to Sunday January 24th
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
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””
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 @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com 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.)
Thanks to the power of that special “Jesus was lost. Jesus was found. Jesus, find whatever is lost” prayer and to our special mention here on our website – the lost earring has just been found and the lost keys have been claimed! (S.R.)
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 – www.threshold.ie