Millstreet Parish Newsletter 28th February 2021



Second Sunday of Advent

28th February  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:   Stephen Danagher, Templemore; Pat & Nora (nee Lynch) O’Connor, Ballydaly & Kilcummin.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Barbara Davis, Tanyard; Margaret, William & the deceased members of the Radley Family, Minor Row; Andrew Hickie, The Square; Connie O’Mahony, The Bridge; Tommy O’Mahony, Millstreet; Kathleen Kelleher, Lackabawn;  Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood; Maureen Moran, Ballyvouskil; Jer & Margaret Corkery, Adrivale; Seanie Murphy, Cloghoulabeg; Made & Michael Kelleher, Aubane; Jerry Corkery, Coomlogane; Jeremiah & Hannah Kelleher, Toorenbawn; Margaret Casey, Toorenbawn;   Ned Twohig, Aunagloor; Jerry Horgan, Ballydaly; Kathleen Moynihan, Ballydaly; Paddy O’Sullivan, Cahirbarnagh. 


 SATURDAY 27th February at 6.30p.m:   Tessie McAuliffe, Murphy’s Terrace.

SUNDAY 28th February at 11.30a.m.: Concubhar Ó hÉalaithe, Drishane Road.

MONDAY 1st March at 10.00a.m: Paddy O’Sullivan, Cahirbarnagh;  Connie O’Mahony, The Bridge

TUESDAY 2nd March at 7.30p.m: Eileen Moynihan, Ballydaly (recently deceased) & Kathleen Moynihan, Ballydaly

WEDNESDAY 3rd March at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

THURSDAY 4th March at 10.00a.m.: Catherine Linehan, Main Street (recently deceased)

FRIDAY 5th March at 7.00p.m.: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. for Julia, Ben & Brenda Hartnett, The Bridge

SATURDAY 6th March at 10.30a.m: Fr. Dan Kiely, Ballydaly;  Breeda Tarrant, Aunagloor (both recently deceased)

SATURDAY 6th March at 6.30p.m: Mary O’Keeffe, Millstreet

SUNDAY 7th March at 11.30a.m: Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood    [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 28th February 2021”

Millstreet GAA Station Road Facilities Development

We thank Con Healy for this post. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet GAA Club is promoting the Rebel Bounty Cork Co. Board Draw to fund Club development. Support would be gratefully appreciated. Tickets may be bought online at  or by contacting Con at 086 263 8320.
                            Please remember to select Millstreet as your Club when buying tickets online. 

Millstreet Meals on Wheels

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>

Sustainable Energy Community


My name is Tadgh Quill-Manley and I am a member of the Steering Committee of the Blarney Sustainable Energy Community. It is run under the guidance of the SEAI. I, along with others, are looking to establish an SEC for the Millstreet and general Duhallow area. Donoughmore Community Council has already established itself as one. We are looking for individuals, clubs and groups in the area who would be interested in taking part. I have attached a link about SECs below.

Denis Buckley, Bishopstown / Millstreet

BUCKLEY (Bishopscourt, Bishopstown and formerly Millstreet, Cork): On February 24th 2021, peacefully surrounded by his family at St. Luke’s Home, DENIS, beloved husband of the late Maurlene (née O’ Flynn) and loving father of Pat, Anne, Denis, Tom, Neil and Ted, brother of Kathleen and the late Kevin and Patrick. Sadly missed by his loving family, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. [rip]

Denis’ Requiem Mass will be live streamed on at 11am on Friday, the 26th February 2021.

A private family funeral will take place, in accordance with current guidelines. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time. Please leave your personal message for Denis’ family on the condolence section of RIP or through “May he rest in peace”

Millstreet Medical Centre

——Vaccination Clinic for over 85’s this Friday!!!——
Please note that Millstreet Medical Centre will be vaccinating the over 85’s this Friday. This vaccination clinic will mean disruption to the regular services as all staff will be involved in the vaccination campaign.
A doctor will be available for urgent/emergency medical needs ONLY – Should you require medical attention during this time please phone 089-9548819
We will resume normal service again on Monday 1st March.

Millstreet Community Council in Tribute to Dr. Pat Casey

Chairman Noel Buckley and the Members of Millstreet Community Council wish to extend sincere sympathy to Mrs. Casey and the Casey Family on the recent sad departure of Dr. Pat to his Eternal Reward.  R.I.P..  Dr. Pat was the very first Chairman of Millstreet Community Council and was a most inspiring Leader over many years involving numerous praiseworthy projects which were of enormous benefit to the entire community and greatly helped to enhance the status of Millstreet in so many creative ways.  Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.

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

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 23rd Feb. 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:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons singing “Brosna Town”, Shandrum Céilí Band’s 2015 All-Ireland performance of “The Killavil Set”, The Clare Céilí Band,  selections from “The Mikado”, Breeda Tarrant’s “Friendship” …. and many, many more. 

At 10pm – an exclusive recording of Michael Healy Rae – an All Ireland Traditional Whistler – superbly whistling “Fáinne Geal an Lae” and we virtually visit Knockalougha Rambling House in Knocknagoshel through the kindness of Kathleen Herlihy of Ballymacelligott.  And also on tonight’s Show we share Entertaining Musings galore!

And we chat about the following images:

We listen at 10pm to Michael Healy Rae’s magnificent Whistling of “The Dawning of the Day”. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Corpus Christi Procession 1991 at The Square. (From the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum).
A busy Coomlogane Street, Millstreet (West End) in early 1900s.
Pupils from Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS at Cork’s City Hall in 1991 at Cór Fhéile na Scol.

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

A Day of Floods

Last night brought torrential rain to Munster, but Millstreet seems to have been one of the worst affected spots. The rain gauge at Tubrid measured 78.1mm from when the rain started at 8pm last night to when it stopped at lunch time today. After a very wet fortnight, all this excess rain had nowhere to go but into the rivers which  flooded everywhere. The river gauge at Keale Bridge  reached its maximum at about 2:30pm today, and flooding has been going down quickly since. Below are some photos of the flooding from around Millstreet.

[read more …] “A Day of Floods”

Patrick (Pat) and Nora O’Connor, Kilcummin & Ballydaly

Patrick (Pat) and his beloved wife Nora (nee Lynch, late of Ballydaly, Millstreet, Co Cork), died 1 day apart, Patrick (Pat) on the 20th and Nora on the 21st February 2021. Much loved Dad and Mom of Dan (USA), Paudie, Noel and the late Michael. Sadly missed by their family, grandchildren Padraic Seán, Dearbhla, Megan and Adam, daughters-in-law, Nora’s sister Kit, the Dineen and O’Leary nieces and nephews, relatives, kind neighbours and their many friends. Predeceased by Patrick’s sister Rita and Nora’s sister Mary and brother Michael. “May They Rest In Peace”.


In accordance with Government and HSE guidelines and in the interest of public health, a Private Family Funeral will take place for Pat and Nora in Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin. Their Requiem Mass will be live streamed on on Tuesday morning at 11.00am, burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kilcummin. Pat and Nora’s funeral cortège will be leaving their family home on Tuesday morning at 10.20am to arrive at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10.50am. Please observe social distancing at all times. If you wish to offer your condolences online, please click on the RIP Condolence Link.
[Radio Kerry] [rip]

Eily’s Report – 23rd February

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

Once again the wind is howling down the chimney, coupled with torrential rain. It has pounded our world without a break for many weeks now, and then when we got some lovely sunny hours on Saturday and Sunday can anyone blame us for getting out and making the most of them. It’s a whole month since I ventured out and had no inclination to go because of the weather as well as the lockdown but the warmth of the sun and the smell of the freshness in the air,  was a God-given invitation to get my five k’s. Lots of others got the same notion, because the world outside had come to life since the last time I was out. It was a joy to see them heading up the mountains leaving the car parked for once and stretching the legs. For obvious reasons I travelled in my car, travelled the highroads towards Mushera where I encountered large numbers of people of all ages. Some on foot others like myself driving  plus a good number of elderly folk being taken out for the day by a caring friend or family member. It was all there to be enjoyed and savoured, before the next bout of storm and rain.     A gift from God to be grateful for.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 23rd February”

Nora Breen (née Conlon), North Horsemount, Kilcorney

The death has occurred of Nora Breen (née Conlon), North Horsemount, Kilcorney, Co. Cork

Breen (Kilcorney). On February 21st 2021, peacefully at Cork University Hospital, Nora (née Conlon), North Horsemount, beloved wife of Michael, and dear mother of Dan, Seán and Kevin. Deeply regretted by her loving husband, children, sister Margaret (McCarthy, Barraduff), Aunt Margaret (Carroll, Chicago), niece, nephews, brothers in law, cousins, kind neighbours, relatives and friends.

In accordance with current government and HSE guidelines, Nora’s funeral will take place privately. Nora’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on on Wednesday at 12 noon, from St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Condolences may be added on this link

May she Rest in Peace.

Paddy Murphy’s Superb “Millstreet Songs and Music” Website

Paddy Murphy of Tullig, Millstreet created this magnificent website on the platform where one can access a truly wonderful selection of Millstreet Songs and Music.  He is constantly adding to the superb collection.  Enjoy your musical experience by just tapping on the arrow below.   Paddy recently presented his tremendously popular musical choices on the weekly Zoom Music Room which takes place each Thursday and is splendidly coordinated by Michael Cronin and by Tim Murphy who both hail from Boherbue.   If you wish to participate in the two hour Thursday Zoom Music Room (8 to 10pm) please contact millstreetmuseum and we shall arrange to add you to the list of Dedicated Listeners.  (S.R.)

To access Paddy’s complete Website just visit 

Online cooking demonstrations

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Seeking an editor

I drafted a manuscript titled “100 Letters from Ireland” based on letters my grandmother Bella Murphy Barker wrote from 1922-1923 while she, my mother and aunt were visiting my great grandmother Jude Sugrue Murphy in Knocknaloman. I am seeking an editor to review the manuscript before I publish and I will gladly pay for the service.

“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 – 21st Feb. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

After bringing you stories of battles on ‘Where the road takes me’ recently, we bring you a story of music this week on the programme. 

We also need to borrow that well worn cliché – ‘Even the sewing-machine was a Singer’ – because that’s the best way to describe the famous Keane family from Galway, most notably Dolores and Seán. 

This week, John Greene invites you to eavesdrop on a conversation with Seán Keane.  The story has everything – Happiness,  stress, loneliness, romance, heartbreak, legal battles that never seemed to end, but also success and of course music – plenty of it.

Overall, it’s the story of an extremely talented man, with a refreshing outlook on life. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 21st Feb. 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 21st Feb. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.  Today we feature some musical gems and superb songs such as  Eddie Calvert’s 1953 “O Mein Papa”, “The Butcher Boy” sung by Sinéad O’Connor and “Three Coins in the Fountain” sung by Frank Sinatra.

 This is our eighth  Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.   We feature songs by Breeda Tarrant (one we recently discovered recorded at Tarrant’s Bridge Bar in 2012), Jim Lyons, Colin Paul, The Taylor Brothers, Mallow’s Thomas Davis Pipe Band…plus the music of the Alan Finn Group, André Rieu, James Last, Mantovani and lots more.  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 these images below from the years 2000 and 2004 (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show. (S.R.)

One of the very first meetings held at Millstreet Museum in 2000 exploring the possibility of establishing a Millstreet Website! Twenty-one years later we thankfully have such a dedicated global audience. Tap on the images to enlarge.   Patricia Hick took this photo.(S.R.)
A very colourful Minor Row, Millstreet in the year 2000.
Millstreet Town and hinterland viewed from Lackabawn in 2004.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 21st Feb. 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm”

“Clonbanin Ambush Centenary 1921 – 2021” Book Now Also Available at Millstreet Post Office and at Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly

Donal Kelleher indicates that the “Clonbanin Ambush Centenary 1921 -2021”  Book is now also available at Millstreet Post Office and Guerin’s Shop, Ballydaly.

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

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 21st February 2021



First Sunday of Advent

21st February  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 Murphy, Glebe Lodge, Castleisland & Glountane; Dr. Pat Casey, Tullig.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget Burke, Murphy’s Terrace; John, Anthony, Hannah & Con Dennehy, Murphy’s Terrace; Sheila O’Connell, Murphy’s Terrace;  Joe Buckley, Ballinatona; Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy;  Tim & Mary Dineen, Carrigacooleen; Daniel Duggan, Claraghatlea; Patrick Dineen, Knocknapogue; Frank & the deceased members of the O’Leary Family, Lissaniska; Eamonn Cronin, Knockduff; Sr. Paul Murphy, Lisnaboy; Timmy & Mary Agnes Regan, Nohovaldaly; Denis T & Peggy Murphy, Darby Regan & Ann Brann; Abina & Denis McCarthy, Fortgrady; Dan Joe Loughlin, Boherbue. 


 SATURDAY 20th February at 6.30p.m:   Paddy Murphy, Gurrane, Carriganima.

SUNDAY 21st February at 11.30a.m.: Peter Roche, Drishanebeg

MONDAY 22nd February at 10.00a.m: Ursula Manley, The Square;  Danny Joe Murphy, Tanyard & Dublin (both recently deceased)

TUESDAY 23rd February at 10.00a.m: Sr. Florence O’Sullivan, Drishane Convent;  John, Mary & Mike Brosnan, Rathduane

WEDNESDAY 24th February at 10.00a.m: Mick Desmond, Glenleigh

THURSDAY 25h February at 10.00a.m.: Annie Murphy, Ahane & her daughter, Kathleen Naughton (recently deceased)

FRIDAY 26th February at 7.00p.m.:   Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. Johnny O’Keeffe, Main Street (recently deceased) & Peggy & Arthur O’Keeffe, Drishane Road

SATURDAY 27th February at 10.30a.m: Timmy Joe Kiely, Ballydaly & Mary Ambrose, Murphy’s Terrace (both recently deceased)

SATURDAY 27th February at 6.30p.m: Tessie McAuliffe, Murphy’s Terrace

SUNDAY 28th February at 11.30a.m: Concubhar Ó hÉalaithe, Drishane Road [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 21st February 2021”

Clan Callaghan….The O Callaghan Family of County Cork…Book Reissued

Clan Callaghan…..The O Callaghan Family of County Cork

Maureen Phibbs from Co. Wicklow (formerly Maureen Hickey of Cullen) is Editor of the renowned “Irish Roots” Magazine and has recently been in touch with us in regard to an important Book which has just been reissued.  Maureen writes:

“The author is Joseph F. O Callaghan, (the “O” is without the apostrophe throughout the book)  now aged about 93 and living in the US. He is professor Emeritus of Medieval History, Fordham University. He first published the book in 2004 after spending many years researching the history of the O Callaghans. The revised and updated edition is now just published. It traces the fate of the O Callaghans from the tenth to the twentieth century including the O Callaghans along the Blackwater valley from Mallow to Clonmeen against the background of local and national history. It has copious notes, 16 genealogical tables of family trees and the bibliography is an excellent research tool for anybody studying local or national history.

His father, William, was born at Dromcummer.

We are featuring the book in the next issue of “Irish Roots” which has just gone to print.  We are publishing which is really the 10th article in the Clan Callaghan book.

Cost of Book in case anyone is interested.
Revised edition 2020. 302 pages. (A4 size) €34 or or from other fine booksellers.”


John Murphy, Glebe Lodge, Castleisland & Glountane, Cullen

The death has occurred of John Murphy, Glebe Lodge, Castleisland & formerly Glountane, Cullen, Co. Cork.

On February 18th 2021,peacefully in the exceptional care of K.P.F.A. Beloved son of Brendan and the late Eileen Murphy. Predeceased by his brother Michael. Sadly missed by his brothers Denis and Brendan, sister Helen, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and all his friends and carers in Glebe Lodge, Tearmann Lodge and Lohan Lodge who were his second family.

Due to current government guidelines a private family Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday at 11 AM in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen followed by a private burial in Knocknagree cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Kerry Parents and Friends Association. Messages of sympathy may be left on this condolence link.