Drink Tea for MND at Supervalu – Fundraising Event Success

We raised €500 for the Drink Tea for MND, hosted @O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet on 21st June. A massive thank you to all who donated and helped out on the day.  Regards…..Áine – O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet. 

Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Meets Declan and Michael at Bumbleance Event

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces us to Declan Ryan and to Michael Linehan at the recent Bumbleance event.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection of the hugely popular songs of Jim Reeves.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of Kevin McDermott of Wexford  And we chat about the many happening illustrated below.  Click on the images to enlarge.

Declan Ryan
Michael Linehan

Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on <millstreetmuseum@eircom.net> – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show from 9:30 to 11:00pm.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Meets Declan and Michael at Bumbleance Event”

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes

The Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy League continues every Tuesday night – thanks to all the parents who have helped out lately with the weekly commute. After 5 weeks of racing , roughly the half way point in the league have a number of members well positioned on the league tables. We have racers in all age groups weekly from Under 12 right up to the scratch race. This is a great environment for juveniles to learn the skills of road racing on a regular basis.

A busy weekend for the juveniles with Amy Fleming racing in Lisburn, Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy racing in “biblical conditions” in Minane Bridge. The non-racing juveniles completed the 80 km option of the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Ben Murphy who following a tough weekend of selection races on the hills of Kerry made the six man Irish Under 16 Team for the 5 day Austria Youth Race in August.

The focus now switches to the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive in memory of Willie Reen and Paud O’Leary which is on 30th June next with three routes to choose from. The cycle will start at 9 am from ​Teach Íosagáin Rathmore. Ideal last week preparation for the Ring of Kerry.

Well done to all the club members who supported the Pedal the Peninsula charity cycle based around Dingle last Sunday.

Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.

Eily’s Report – 25th June

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

The lashing rain all day on Sunday put paid to lots of  well  planned outdoor events. For the first time in many many years our Corpus Christi Procession had to be cancelled on Sunday. But to avoid disappointment, Canon John adopted Plan B. At the last minute and when he had finished the 11.30 Mass  he dressed himself in the heavy brocade vestments and  exposed the Blessed Sacrament for Benediction. The First Holy Communion Children who were dressed up for the procession through the town went in formation within the church led by Canon John carrying the Blessed Sacrament . The quick thinking of the  organist & choir provided the customary hymns. Following the blessing our pastor recited the Blessed be God prayer and the choir brought the Benediction to an end with their rendering of Tantum Ergo. Everybody agreed that it was a beautiful inpromtu ceremony.  Baoichas le Dia.

The Church Choir is now off for the Summer.

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

Mushera Platform Dance on Tonight St Johns Night Monday June 24th

Mushera Platform Dance on this Monday Night St John’s Night after Mass at St John’s Well from 8.30pm to 10.30pm with Music by Jerome Coakley and Lee Sound,Everybody Welcome.

Annual Mass at St Johns Well on this Monday Evening June 24th at 8pm

Mass will be celebrated at St John’s Well, Mushera, on this Monday 24th June at 8pm. Hopefully the weather will be fine on the Evening.


“A large crowd gathered for the annual outdoor Mass to mark the feast day of St John yesterday. A beautiful sunny evening make it so pleasant for everyone and the views were spectacular to match” [2u.ie]

[read more …] “Annual Mass at St Johns Well on this Monday Evening June 24th at 8pm”

Culture Night 2019

Millstreet Community Council is inviting representatives of Pubs, Clubs, Groups, Organisations, Businesses & Individuals interested in participating in Culture Night on Friday September 20th (the Annual All of Ireland celebration of culture, creativity and the arts) to a meeting in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Wednesday June 26th at 8pm.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

“Bumbleance” Leads Superb Vintage Run on Saturday Evening

Organised by William Fitzgerald and Millstreet Vintage Club Saturday evening’s Vintage Run (22nd June 2019) in the Sliabh Luachra area in aid of “Bumbleance” which is a very special Ambulance for Children – was hugely successful.  Following an address by Declan Ryan re the history and the role of the Bumbleance the Vintage Run left Millstreet just after 6:30pm Mass.  Here we share some 23 images of the very special and praiseworthy occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] ““Bumbleance” Leads Superb Vintage Run on Saturday Evening”

Changes In Millstreet

From Europe and Asia and Africa and places near and far away
They came to the Parish of Millstreet to stay
Nowadays different races of black, white and brown
You are likely to meet in and near Millstreet Town

And a difference to Millstreet with them they did bring
And this in itself is a wonderful thing
Their music, song and dance things refreshening and new
Of multiculturalism the good things are more than a few

The Millstreet of the past was a monocultural place
A Town and Parish of only one race
But time does bring change as the wise one does say
And great changes are happening in Duhallow today

And change for the better good things only add
And for any community cannot be bad
And those who oppose change for the better in their thinking all wrong
Nobody owns any Country since to a Country you belong [read more …] “Changes In Millstreet”

Parish Newsletter – The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ – 23rd June, 2019

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ – 23rd June, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> dioceseofkerry.ie
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 and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Nora Tarrant, Derrinagree; Fr. Donal Mulcahy, Aunagloor and Los Angeles.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Margaret & Grace O’Callaghan, Macroom Road
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Eugene & Margaret McCarthy, Coolinarne & Denis & Margaret McCarthy, Boherbue
Cullen 10.15 a.m. John Fleming, Cullen
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Neily O’Leary, West End

ANNIVERSARIES: Liam O’Driscoll, Lackabawn; Ann Lucey, Minor Row; Gearoid Hickey, West End; Kathleen Buicke, Murphy’s Terrace; Jimmy Coleman, Murphy’s Terrace; Hannah O’Connor, Church Street & Cloghoulabeg; John & Catherine Kelleher, Carrigacooleen; Peter Desmond, Claramore; Nelius Guerin, Ballydaly; Jimmy Walsh, Knocknageeha; Angela & Stella Pomeroy, London & Millstreet; Anastasia & Timothy O’Connor, Ballydesmond; Patrick, Mary & Pat Joe Murphy, Dunmanway.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ – 23rd June, 2019”

Remembering Philomena Lynott on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday on C103 at 7pm

Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this Sunday’s programme.  (S.R.)

On Monday last, Philomena Lynott, mother of rock star Phil Lynott was laid to rest in Dublin.

A regular visitor to West Cork, she had featured on a number of editions of ‘Where the road takes me’.

On this week’s edition of the programme, John Greene looks back at a number of conversations he had with her.

Her early life was spent in what was then referred to as ‘A home for unmarried mothers’, where she was the victim of physical and mental cruelty.

The latter part was spent campaigning to have her son’s music and talent remembered, but his lifestyle avoided.

She speaks about her last few days with her rock star son,  and being the last to know about the drug-abuse that killed him.

We hear from Trevor Thompson from Douglas Road in Cork, regarded by Philomena as her son’s biggest fan.

And………….. [read more …] “Remembering Philomena Lynott on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday on C103 at 7pm”

Darragh and Kevin injured for Munster Football Finals

Injuries to Darragh Cashman and Kevin Crowley has prevented them from playing in the Munster Minor and Senior Football Finals against Kerry this evening. But the best to Luke Murphy who is #18 for the Cork Minors and is sure to be well ready if called on.

Munster Minor Football Final: Cork 2-14 Kerry 3-14, 4:30pm at Páirc Uí Chaoimh 
Munster Senior Football Final: Cork 3-10 v Kerry 1-19, 7pm  at Páirc Uí Chaoimh [live on RTÉ2 TV]

[read more …] “Darragh and Kevin injured for Munster Football Finals”

Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Run and Barbeque in aid of Bumbulance Childrens Ambulance Service on this Saturday Evening June 22nd

Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Run and Barbeque in aid of Bumbulance Childrens Ambulance Service on this Saturday Evening June 22nd,nice Scenic Route laid on which will finish up at Bob’s Bar in Ballydesmond for Barbeque and Live Music,Sign on at Corkerys Bar in Millstreet from 5.30pm with Take Off at 6.45pm,Entry Fee €10 for Run, All Vintage and Classic Cars/Vehicles very welcome to attend.Call Willie Fitzgerald on 087 2229874 for details.(Note Bumbulance Ambulance will be on Display )

Cheque Presentation to Mercy University Hospital Following Laught Fundraiser by the Buckley Family

The very impressive proceeds of a recent fundraising Day at the home of the Buckley Family Laught Rathcoole were presented to MUH Foundation by Mary Buckley accompanied by one of Mary’s daughters – Audrey.  Accepting the cheque at the Hospital were Josephine Griffin (Patient Liaison Officer), Sylvia Hickey (MUH) and Emily Burns (MUH Foundation).  We thank Emily for the pictures.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

L-R: Mary Buckley, Josephine Griffin, Patient Liaison Officer, Mercy University Hospital, Sylvia Hickey, Mercy University Hospital & Mary’s daughter Audrey O’ Sullivan

L-R: Emily Burns, Mercy Hospital Foundation, Mary Buckley, Josephine Griffin, Patient Liaison Officer, Mercy University Hospital, Sylvia Hickey, Mercy University Hospital & Mary’s daughter Audrey O’ Sullivan

[read more …] “Cheque Presentation to Mercy University Hospital Following Laught Fundraiser by the Buckley Family”

NEW Infinite Chi Kung & Tai Chi – 3 week course

CHI KUNG and TAI CHI can be defined as a way of using posture, gentle movement, breathing techniques and visualisation to circulate, purify, and gather the chi or life energy.

CHI KUNG ( or Qi Gong) literally means “chi work” or “working with chi”. Chi Kung is known in ancient China as “the method to repel illness and prolong life”

Practising TAI CHI regularly can improve coordination, relieve stress, promote overall wellbeing and peace of mind and strengthen immune system.

Wednesdays June 26th, July 3rd & 10th 6.30-7.45pm
Millstreet Parish Centre

Each class will consist of gentle Warm Up,  “Golden Sun” Infinite Chi Kung & Infinite TaiChi moves. Suitable for all. Cost : 30€

[read more …] “NEW Infinite Chi Kung & Tai Chi – 3 week course”

Death Notice: Nora Tarrant, Derrinagree

The death has occurred of Nora Tarrant (née Roche, Carriganima), of Derrinagree. On June 20th 2019, unexpectedly, in The Bon Secours, Cork. Loving wife of David, dear mother of Nicholas, Martina (Buckley), Elaine (Reardon), Stephen and Fiona (Byrne), sister of the late Paddy, James, Peggy, Connie, Stephen, Maureen, Fr. Jack, Peter and Diarmuid, sister-in-law of the late Andy and John. Deeply regretted by her family, brother Liam, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, her 13 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home Millstreet (P51 XF86) on Friday evening from 5pm to 8pm. Reception into The Church Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree (P51 K316) on Saturday for 12 noon Mass. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery Millstreet. Family flowers only, please. ‘Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam’. [RIP] [f]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Nora Tarrant, Derrinagree”

Training for Family and Voluntary Carers

The Duhallow Carers Group will be organising a number of courses for Family & Voluntary Carers under Dormant Accounts Funding. All are welcome! For full details or to register for any of these courses, please contact 029-60633 or visit irdduhallow.com/upcoming-events

[read more …] “Training for Family and Voluntary Carers”

Barnardos National Collection Day


Friday 13th September 2019

Team Leaders / Volunteers wanted

The Barnardos National Collection Day, kindly supported by Dell, takes place on Friday 13th September 2019.

We need you on Friday 13th September 2019 to help with organised bag packs and on-street collections in communities across the country.

This is a fun opportunity to take part in a very worthy cause.  Not only will you be giving back to the community, you will also get the opportunity to meet people, make new friends, and establish new networks.  By generously volunteering your time you’ll be helping change lives and create brighter futures for some of the most vulnerable children across Ireland.

If interested you can apply by clicking here or go to this web page on barnardos.ie.

If you have any questions please contact us on (01) 7080418 or email <buckets@barnardos.ie>

Thank you!  [read more …] “Barnardos National Collection Day”