Mary Ambrose (née Dunne) – Acknowledgement & First Anniversary

Mary Ambrose (née Dunne)

17, Murphy’s Tce., Millstreet

who passed away on 27/01/2021

Acknowledgement & First Anniversary

 On the occasion of Mary’s First Anniversary we her family would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who sent Mass cards, letters, floral tributes, text messages, online condolences & to those who stood outside the Church, along the street and attended the graveyard. 

We extend our deepest thanks to the staff of Padre Pio Nursing Home Churchtown for the loving and excellent care Mary received in her final years. 

Our sincere thanks to Canon John Fitzgerald for officiating at the funeral Mass, Julie and Sharon for their help and guidance, Jane Daly the organist and to Anne Ryan for her beautiful singing and choice of hymns. 

A special thank you to Davy, Cora & Tarrant’s Undertakers for their kindness, patience and professionalism. 

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for all your intentions. 

“May the winds of Heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear

How much we love and miss you and wish that you were here”

 Mary’s First Anniversary Mass will be offered on Sunday 30/01/2022 at 11.30am.

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 25th Jan. 2022) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).

International Music Festival at Green Glens, Millstreet in 1997.

There are a number of ways by which one can access Cork Music Station1. Through ALEXA by just saying “Play Cork Music RADIO Station” (It’s important to include the term RADIO when asking).   2.  By downloading the free App entitled “Radio Garden” – then select Cork, Ireland which reveals Cork’s 14 Radio Stations on this App. … and then select Cork Music Station.   3.  Just click on this highlighted name: Cork Music Station and this takes you directly to Cork Music Station.   4.  Just Google Cork Music Station and this will also find the Radio Station.   These are just four of the means by which one can access our Radio Station.  As well as the many live Shows nightly it’s songs and music all the way (especially Country & Western and Irish) 24/7.   Feel very welcome to join our Radio Family of the ever increasing number of Loyal Listeners.

Our “Christmas Swan” gets ready to leave (with help!) for another year.


This week we feature a wide variety of wonderful music, superb songs, lots of requests and comments from our worldwide audience.  We share stories, quotes, humour, poems, interesting facts and we explore a Quiz or two!   And we chat about our Pictorial Features.    At 9.45pm we listen to a special feature celebrating the 100th Birthday of the wonderful Gobnait Twomey.  At 10.00pm we introduce one of Éamon Kelly‘s very entertaining stories.   At 11.10pm we broadcast Barry O’Halloran‘s splendid new song “Fly Like a Butterfly”.  

Feel very welcome to make contact before, during or after our “Radio Treasures” Show.  Just contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.   Happy listening!   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Ensuring safety at Millstreet Railway Crossing – Necessary Maintenance Work being carried out recently.
Equestrian Champion, Harvey Smith being interviewed at Green Glens, Millstreet in 1990.
“D’Unbelievables” – Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny – with Noel C. Duggan at Green Glens, Millstreet in 1999.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm”

Eily’s Report – 25th January


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

We have some wonderful causes for celebrations here this week, as we rise from the ashes of Corona virus, the principle one being the 100th birthday of the lovely Gobnait Twomey, Murphy’s Tce. Still as bright as a button and straight at a needle, her wonderful  family and friends left no stone unturned to make  sure her gala celebrations well worth waiting a hundred years for. Not far behind were Denis Corkery and Noel Collins who were 80. Popular Postie Jerh Keating who turned 50. We wish them many more years of happiness and good health.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 25th January”

Glen Theatre Drama on Sat. 19th Feb. 2022 at 8pm

The Glen Theatre Banteer are delighted to welcome the fantastic Ray O’ Sullivan with his cast and crew on Saturday 19th Feb. @ 8pm with his hilarious new comedy WEIGHT WATCHING🎭

From the writer of The Rise and Rise of The Healy Raes & A Papal Blessing It’s sure to be a great night 🎭
👉 Early booking advised 👈

🎟 For Tickets 🎟
📞 Call or text Ray O Sullivan on (087) 227 9657

We thank Marie for the Poster. Tap to enlarge. (S.R.)

“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 – 23rd Jan. 2022 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday 23rd Jan.

As a child, Aileen Crean-O’Brien had heard about the exploits of her famous Grand-father.  As she got older, it was her dream that one day she would follow in his footsteps, literally and physically.

It was a big dream, when you consider that her Grandfather was Tom Crean, a veteran of three major expeditions to Antartica and the recipient of the highest award for bravery and lifesaving, during the heroic age of exploration. 

In a two-part programme on Where the road takes me, John Greene looks at the exploits of Tom Crean and the attempt by Aileen, her partner Bill, (now her husband) and her two sons, to follow the footsteps of her Grandfather to the ends of the earth and the most remote and dangerous part of the World.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 23rd Jan. 2022 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

Firstly we wish to let you know of a further means by which one can access  Cork Music Station.   Just download the free App entitled Radio Garden which provides access to countless radio stations worldwide by means of geographical location.   Then just search for “Cork, Ireland” and CMS is one of the 14 Cork Radio Stations which appears on your phone screen.  Then simply tap Cork Music Station and transmission begins immediately!

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 23rd Jan. 2022) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm.  This is our 4th Lunchtime programme of 2022 – where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….And we also include Christmas songs by Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, George Formby and Frank Sinatra  plus music by the Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant and more.   And we also feature some wonderful selections from famous Musical Show Favourites.   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 (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Very special welcome to DJ Supreme, Barry O’Halloran who is presenting his Sunday morning Show “Beautiful Sunday” from 10.30am to 12.30pm when Barry then hands over to “Lunchtime Favourites”.

We feature The Clare Céilí Band at 1.07pm.

Also included in this Sunday’s Show – A special request at 12.45pm for 100 years young Gobnait Twomey, Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet.   And at 1.07pm a further special request for the members of the wonderful Clare Céilí Band as they approach Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare to record with their Coordinator, Colm Nestor the second part of their upcoming new CD.

Superb American Band – Petersens Bluegrass Group performing at Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall in 2015.

Author and Historian, Jack Lane of Aubane & London visiting Millstreet Museum in 1998….on the occasion of the 250th Anniversary of the Butter Road.
Pictured at Green Glens in 2015 – James Deane of Castletownroche – Supreme Drift Champion 2015. James Deane is arguably the best Drifter in the world currently in this Motor Sport discipline.

Mallow Toastmasters having visited Millstreet Museum on 7th June 2015 guided by Liam Flynn (third from right).
Millstreet Pipe Band participating in the Corpus Christi Procession in 2015.
Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall in 1912.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 23rd Jan. 2022 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 23rd January 2022



Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

23rd January 2022

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

Telephone Nos.:  Landline:  029 70043  &  Mobile: 087 775 2948

Email:  millstreet


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:   Anne O’Sullivan, Ballydaly; Marie Linehan, Main Street & Vancouver

ANNIVERSARIES:    Hannie Murphy, Cockhill; Denis & Ellen Murphy, Tullig;  Maura Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace; Neily Healy, Church Street;  Bina Duggan, West End; Nora Garvey, Killarney Road; John Desmond, Liscahane; Theresa McCarthy, Kilmeedy; Margaret Mullane, Coolikerane; Pat Kearney, Lisnaboy; Johnnie Linehan, Dromahoe; Kattie O’Mahony, Ballincollig & Millstreet; Mary, Dick & the deceased members of the O’Brien Family, Fermoy & Willowbrook; Denis McSweeney, Rathmore & Killarney; Jerry Kelleher, Banteer; Timothy & Bridget Nugent, Dromcollogher; Mary Corkery (nee Linehan), Main Street & Douglas.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 22nd January:

Millstreet 6.30p.m. Kathleen Corcoran, Dooneen;  Mary Cashman, Tullig House

Sunday 23rd January:

Ballydaly 9.00a.m: Fr. Dan Kiely, Ballydaly

Cullen 10.15a.m: Eileen, Tom & their son Larry Kelleher, Cullen

Millstreet 11.30a.m: Kathleen O’Sullivan, Gortavehy;  Eileen Moynihan, Ballydaly


Saturday 29th January:

Millstreet 6.30p.m. Noreen Barrett-O’Brien, Lackabawn

Sunday 30th January:

Ballydaly 9.00a.m: Michael & Breda (Murphy) Trend, Plymouth & Ballydaly

Cullen 10.15a.m: Joan & Michael Herlihy, Knockane;  Matty O’Leary, Milleen

Millstreet 11.30a.m: Mary Ambrose, Murphy’s Terrace;  Sr. Kathleen Murphy, Coolikerane (recently deceased)

Rotas for 29th/30th January, 2022


Millstreet   6.30 p.m. Tim Linehan Marion O’Sullivan;

Myra Sheehan;

Denise O’Mahony

11.30 a.m. Pat Breen Gobnait Creedon;

Patrick Kelleher;

Teresa Cronin-O’Leary

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Maeve O’Sullivan
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Marie Morley


Monday 24th Mass for Maura & Daithi Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace;  Hannie Murphy, Cockhill at 7.30p.m.

Tuesday 25th Mass (Private Intention) at 10.0a.m.

Wednesday 26th Mass for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Thursday 27th Mass (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.

Friday 28th Mass for James & Julie Cotter, Mill Lane; Patrick & Kitty McCarthy, Donoughmore at 7.30p.m.

Saturday 29th Mass for Lattie Murphy, Clarabeg (recently deceased), her husband Sonny and daughter Anne Marie at 10.30a.m.

CULLEN CHURCH:  Mass on Thursday Tim & Ellen Houlihan, Duarigle; Pat & Margaret O’Connell, Grenagh at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 23rd January 2022”

Remembering the late Meat Loaf at Green Glens in 1996

I recall meeting with the mother of the late Dolores O’Riordan of “The Cranberries” at Green Glens as she also waited to meet “Meat Loaf” in the Green Room following his performance on stage in Green Glens in 1996.  (S.R.)
Hannelie (O’Connor) indicates that the Meat Loaf Concert at Green Glens, Millstreet on Wednesday, 10th April 1996 was one of the very best Concerts which she has ever attended. Prior to the event this is how the “Irish Times” reported on the upcoming event: “Meat Loaf, Millstreet, Cork, April 10th and Point, April 11th. Welcome To The Neighbourhood is not Bat Out Of Hell III, but it might as well be. Expect plenty of Indiana Jones style theatrics, with Meat playing both Harrison Ford and Seán Connery.” May the amazing singer “Meat Loaf” rest in peace. The above image of Meat Loaf:  NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 27: Actor and musician Meat Loaf leaves the “Late Show With David Letterman” taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on April 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic).

Kathleen O’Sullivan, Ballydaly – First Anniversary & Acknowledgement

On the First Anniversary of our mother’s passing, we her family wish to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all those who sympathised and supported us on our sad loss.

During her 10 year illness, Mammy was helped by so many great people . A special thanks to all the Public Health Nurses, especially  Elaine Reardon, Áine O’Riordan and Chris O’ Donoghue, Occupational Therapist, Doctors from Tullig Medical Center and the wonderful home helps, Eileen Coakley, Eileen Murphy, Margaret Cronin, Bebe White, and our neighbour Sheila McSweeney which gave us the opportunity to keep Mammy at home as long as was possible.

Her final years were spent in Millstreet Community Hospital in great comfort thanks to the tremendous care and respect she received from Margaret Collins and her staff.

Our thanks to those who sent Mass and Sympathy cards, floral tributes and those who wrote messages of condolence on .

We would like to express our appreciation for the support and kindness of our neighbours, friends and relatives and all who lined the roadside, those who came and waited outside the funeral home and the Church and everyone who joined the funeral Mass online.

We would like to acknowledge the great work carried out by Davy Tarrant and his staff. They always ensure that everything goes smoothly for a grieving family during what is a very stressful and and sad time and for this we are truly thankful.

We would like to give a special mention to Fr. Jack Fitzgerald.  Fr.  Jack called to Gortavehy for many years and that meant a lot to all the family.  We would like to thank him especially for doing such a beautiful Mass.   It gave us great consolation to have her honoured in such a lovely way.  We would also like to thank Sharon and Julie, Jerry Doody and all who contributed to making the Mass so special.

As it is impossible to thank everyone individually please accept this as a token of our sincere gratitude.

Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday 23rd January at 11.30am in St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet.

Wonderful Gobnait Twomey is 100 Years Young Today!

Thursday, 20th January 2022 marked the truly magnificent occasion of the 100th Birthday of the very wonderful and hugely popular Gobnait Twomey of Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet.   It was indeed a great honour to be present during the afternoon at the very welcoming home of Gobnait when Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. arrived to officially present the President’s Letter and Cheque and when many great neighbours and friends called to extend sincere congratulations on such an historic occasion.   Here we share some 21 images from our visit.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.   Heartfelt congratulations to such a True Lady and Friend of All – the wonderful Gobnait Twomey whose amazing spirit and attitude to life is truly inspirational.  (S.R.)

On the occasion of Gobnait’s 100th Birthday celebrated in her very welcoming home at Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet – Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. presented the President’s cheque of €2,540.00 and read President Michael D. Higgins’s uplifting letter which had been written to Gobnait.
Gobnait with her four superbly caring daughters.
Extended Family celebrate Gobnait’s historic Birthday.
Four generations present for Gobnait’s very special day.
A royal welcome for neighbours Paddy and Helen Sheahan.
Jerry O’Mahony brings the beautiful Birthday Cake.
Great Friends Gobnait and Mary O’Connor celebrate the historic occasion.
Gobnait truly enjoyed Nora’s excellent singing of the very apt Centenary Song “The Galtee Mountain Boy”.

[read more …] “Wonderful Gobnait Twomey is 100 Years Young Today!”

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>

“Radio Treasures” this Wednesday on CMS 9pm to 11pm

Usually “Radio Treasures” is broadcast on Cork Music Station on Tuesdays 9.30 to 11.30pm.   A change for this week – Breeda Piggott very kindly presented the Show last night while I shall be presenting for Breeda tonight from 9.00 to 11.00pm.   Feel most welcome to make contact on corkmusicstation or on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  Happy listening!  (S.R.)

Eileen Moynihan, Ballydaly – First Anniversary & Acknowledgement

Eileen Moynihan

Ballydaly, Millstreet

Passed away on 26th January 2021.

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

As we lovingly remember Eileen on her first anniversary, we her family would like to express our sincere gratitude and heartful thanks to those who helped and supported us with our sad loss in such difficult times. We wish to thank all those who offered condolences, sent Mass cards, flower tributes, phoned and sent us beautiful letters, Eileen’s kind neighbours and friends who lined the road to bid Eileen a final farewell. A special thanks to the staff of the Bon Secours Care Village who cared for Eileen in the last three and half years of her life. We are very grateful for the care she received. We would like to thank Fr John Fitzgerald, Fr Seán Tucker and Fr Paddy O’Byrne for performing such beautiful and thoughtful ceremonies. We would also like to thank Mr. Jerry Doody for his beautiful singing at Eileen’s requiem Mass, Ms. Sharon Lane for being there to help and guide us. We would like to give a special thanks to Mr. Davy Tarrant, Funeral directors and his colleagues for their kindness and professionalism.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude.

The holy sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

Eileen’s first anniversary Mass will be held in Millstreet Church on Sunday 23rd January at 11:30am.

Breeda Tarrant – First Anniversary & Acknowledgement

It has been a year since our mother passed away. We would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and Mass cards during this time. Thanks to Davy Tarrant and Staff, Fr. Jack Fitzgerald and Dr. Mark Henderson who were a great help to us at this difficult time. Also a big thank you to our friends and neighbours who have been a great support to us throughout the year.

                                                              The Tarrant family

Anne O’Sullivan, Ballydaly – Acknowledgement & Sincere Thanks

The Family of Anne O’Sullivan, Ballydaly would like to express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all those who helped and supported us during the past few weeks.  Her final days were made so much more comfortable due to the professionalism and loving tender care of the staff at Millstreet Hospital. They all took such phenomenal care of her for the 15 months that she was a resident there. It’s wasn’t a hospital as such, but a home from home. Whilst it’s unfair to single out anyone as they were all so brilliant to her, we just have to acknowledge Heidi as they were really partners in crime.. making Glitter Bomb cards for us that made a huge mess when delivered to us! Valerie tried to keep them on the straight and narrow, but she was fighting a losing battle.. Her co-residents became her second family. Julia who was always ready with a kind word and said the Rosary for her in her final days Finbarr who made sure the curtains were pulled down every night. Pat who always stopped at the door to say goodnight And John who had some great chats with her. Thanks to Davy, Cora and staff at Tarrant’s Funeral Home as they made her final journey so easy for her and us all. Fr. Jack and Fr. Seán did such a beautiful Mass. Fr. Jack was a regular caller to Anne and John Anthony’s over the years and Fr. Seán had married them in 1965 and buried them both. Thanks to Sharon in the Parish office who did up such a lovely booklet. Thanks to Sacristan Julie for all her help and to Joan for such beautiful music. We are very grateful to all the staff of Millstreet Hospital who formed a guard of honor on her leaving the hospital and all the friends, neighbours and extended family that lined the road from Millstreet Hospital to the funeral home and then through the Town and onto the Graveyard. Her final prayers were broadcast over John Anthony’s public address speakers which were were set up by Timmy and Martin Lucey. Thank you to all the family, friends and neighbours that took the time & trouble to drop off food to us. There were so many gestures of kindness from so many people that we as a family appreciated and will never forget.   A Mass for everyone who helped and supported us in any way will be celebrated in the near future in St. Patrick’s Church. Millstreet. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir.