Donie Burke, Knockanroe, Kilcorney

Bourke (Kilcorney), On September 1st 2023 peacefully at his home in Knockanroe, in the presence of his family, Donie, beloved husband of Josephine (nee Cronin), dear father of Dan, Jerry, Phyllis (Carroll), Cyril, Imelda, Colette (Linehan), Finbarr and John Paul, brother of Dermot and the late James and Joan Kiely. Deeply regretted by his loving family, his 21 grandchildren, daughters-in-law Claire, Susan, Nóirín and Eimear, sons-in-law Pat and Cedric, nephews, niece, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. May he Rest in Peace.

Reposing in McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer on Sunday from 7:00pm followed by prayers at 8:30pm. Reception into St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney on Monday for 12 noon Requiem Mass, which can be viewed live at Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Messages of sympathy for the family may be left via the link HERE.

Darkness into Light 2023

Calling Millstreet!

Join us on the morning of 6th May at 4:45am (next Saturday morning) at the Junction of Killarney Road and Millstreet Community School to walk from Darkness into Light.

This has proven to be a great community event in the past couple of years – with refreshments provided by local businesses and hosted by Munster Fire & Safety after the walk.

Feel free to donate in the buckets which will be around town and in Munster Fire & Safety on the morning. You can also register and donate online at

See you there!
The Munster Fire & Safety Team

Please note that we initially had the incorrect time of 5:30am listed

Obituary: Tom Meaney, Fianna Fáil stalwart who was close to Jack Lynch and opposed Charlie Haughey leadership

Former Fianna Fáil TD and minister of state Thomas Meaney, who has died at the age of 91, was a member of the Dáil for 17 years and a prominent figure in Cork politics.

He was part of a group of Fianna Fáil deputies known as “The Club of 22” who opposed the leadership of Charles Haughey in the early 1980s.

Tom Meaney was born on August 11, 1931, in Millstreet, Co Cork. He was a member of Cork County Council from 1970 to 1977 and a TD for Fianna Fáil from 1965 in the constituency known as Cork Mid and, when it was abolished in 1981, moved to Cork North-West where he won a seat in two general elections before retiring in 1982.

He was party spokesperson on defence in 1973 and minister of state at the Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism from 1980 to 1981.

He was the first minister from a Dublin government to meet a counterpart from Northern Ireland to establish north-south measures to promote tourism on both sides of the Border.

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Garret Fitzgerald visits Millstreet

Last Wednesday’s RTÉ aired the “Two Tribes” documentary , about the diverging paths taken by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in the post-civil war landscape and their political dominance over the last 100 years. To our surprise, there was a very short clip of the Fine Gael leader Garret Fitzgerald’s visit to Millstreet.

I’m guessing it’s in the run-up to the 1987 General Election, but I’m open to correction. Does anyone recognise any of the faces?

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Thomas Mahony (19), Fatally Wounded at Annagloor

A hundred years ago yesterday (22 October 1922), a party of Free State troops under Brigadier-Commandant Ahern arrested two suspected Irregulars at Rathduane in the Millstreet district after Mass on Sunday. As these troops were returning to Millstreet, they were ambushed at Annagloor (within a mile of the town) by Irregulars, who opened fire from both sides of the road. Private Thomas Mahony received a serious wound in the stomach and died at Blarney while being rushed in a military ambulance to the Mercy Hospital in Cork city. See CE, 24 Oct. 1922; Death Certificate, [for] 22 Oct. 1922 (not registered until 22 April 1954), with a copy appearing in MSPC/2D377 (Military Archives).

The Cork Examiner provided the following account of O’Mahony’s career at the time of his funeral and subsequent burial in Midleton: ‘The dead soldier, who during the reign of terror [before the Truce of July 1921] was prominent with the East Cork Flying Column, won for himself, by his many daring exploits, the greatest regard by all who sought for the freedom of Ireland, and whilst the East Cork men were temporarily billeted in Clonmult—the scene of the famous engagement, where, unfortunately, only too many lives were lost—Thomas O’Mahony served in the column in a manner which the survivors of the fatal battle are always ready to praise, and speak of the dead soldier only in terms appropriate to a gallant and brave man. Following the Truce and the Treaty, Thomas O’Mahony was one of the first volunteers who took up quarters in Dublin under the regime of the National Army. [read more …] “Thomas Mahony (19), Fatally Wounded at Annagloor”

Running a School in Ukraine from Millstreet

Nova Kakhovka in Ukraine, was taken by the Russians on the first day of the invasion. For the first couple of months Professor Igor Serdyuka still did his job as the director of a 500 student school. But in early June the Russian occupiers told him to start teaching the Russian curriculum. When he refused, they threw him in jail. He escaped the war with his wife Tatyana, and they have found refuge in Millstreet, but he still organises teaching the students online.

Sky News visited Millstreet recently and interviewed the couple, which can be watched on

Noreen Dennehy (née O’Sullivan) Lisnaboy

The death has occurred of Noreen Dennehy (née O’Sullivan), Lisnaboy, Cullen. On August 9th 2022, peacefully in the presence of her loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff at Cork University Hospital. Beloved wife of Dan, loving mother of Eileen, Collette Ryan (Mournabbey) and Martin, son-in-law Damien, daughter-in-law Diane, her adored grandchildren Anna, Patrick, Katie, Shauna, Darragh and Jamie, her brothers Dan and Seamus and the late John and Anna. Sadly missed by her loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, kind neighbours, relatives and friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace. [rip]

Reposing at Church of the Nativity, Cullen on Wednesday, 10th August 2022, from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass at 11:30am on Thursday, 11th August 2022, at Cullen. Burial afterwards at the adjoining cemetery, Cullen. Messages of sympathy can be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Passing Through Millstreet in 1804

Extracts from the Journal of a traveller who passed through Millstreet twice in August 1804:

Friday, 24th August 1804. … From Mallow to Millstreet I took a post-chaise; but like all other travellers in a post-chaise, might as well have been at home, as I can give no account of the prospects, or of the manners of the people. The little vile inn of Millstreet was full of the company resorting to Killarney; so that I fared very uncomfortably: but early next morning set off in a chaise, and arrived at Killarney to breakfast

Sunday, 26th August 1804: Next morning, Sunday, we set out on foot for Millstreet, before six o’clock; intending to reach that place in time for church at twelve. But the day being sultry, and the distance greater than we believed, sixteen Irish or twenty-one English miles, frequent restings became necessary; and it was full eight hours before we arrived at the end of our walk: alas! too late for church, of which the service seemed to have been hurried over with its usual rapidity. On the road we met multitudes of Catholics going to matins, neatly dressed, having their beads and crucifixes suspended at their sides. Can these decent people be the sanguinary rebels who delight in massacre, and seek to turn things upside down? With respect to the establishment, or any other denomination of religion, there seems to prevail a melancholy lukewarmness. There is no church on the road or near it, all the way from Killarney to Millstreet. Neither is any difference apparent, except amongst the Catholics, betwixt Saturday and Sunday; some being employed in burning lime, some cutting turf, some thatching their houses, others sewing or knitting at their doors, and all whistling or singing. [read more …] “Passing Through Millstreet in 1804”

Jerry Corkery, Ballydaly Upper

The death has occurred of Jeremiah (Jerry) Corkery, Ballydaly Upper, Millstreet, Cork. Peacefully, on Tuesday, August 2nd 2022. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Linehan), and loving father of Joan, Marie, Annette, Eileen, Claire, Thomas and John. Predeceased by his sisters Peggy Herlihy, Bridget Hickey and brother Michael Corkery, he is survived by his devoted wife and children, sons-in-law Mike, Derek, Brian and Pierre, and daughter-in-law, Bríd. Loving grandfather to his 20 grandchildren. Sadly missed by his sister, Maureen Duggan, brothers-in-law Noel C. Duggan, Dan-Joe Linehan (Plymouth), Patie and Frank Linehan, sister-in-law Nellie Schmidt (New Jersey), nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours, carers and friends. May Jerry Rest In Peace. [rip]

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet (P51 XF86), on Friday, 5th August, from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem mass on Saturday at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

House private please. Mass can be viewed on Messages of sympathy can be left on the RIP Condolence page.

Mounted Games – World Pairs Championships

The 30th Annual International Mounted Games Association  World Pairs Championships are to be held at the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, from tomorrow Thursday July 28th to Saturday July 30th.

The competition will involve approximately two hundred of the  worlds most elite riders. There will be World Pairs Titles achieved in four categories: U12, U15, U18, and Open. The championships finish with a Gala event on Saturday night.

For those that can’t be there, the Championships will also be live-streamed on youTube. Full information is on the Irish Mounted Games Association.

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Millstreet Pipe Band Fundraiser Update!

***Millstreet Pipe Band Fundraiser Update!*****

A most sincere thank you to all who have contributed so far to our fundraiser!

€2,860.99 (excluding fees) has been raised to date on the gofundme page. Donations have also been given to band members which will be added to the final total at the end of July.

Our GoFundMe page will be open for donations until the end of July.

Alternatively donations, large or small, may be given to Marie Twomey, Theresa Cleary, Gillian McCarthy or any Pipe Band Member.
A final total for our fundraiser will then be published.

Dan Joe Kelleher and the incredible TV station he set up in 1980s’ Co Cork

The rooms of LTV’s Dan Joe Kelleher home in Carriganima are a floor-to-ceiling walk-in library bursting with VHS tapes and DVDs of concerts and community commemorations. We are lucky to have his foresight to record  and store a snapshot of our local area for posterity.

In an article in today’s Irish Examiner, he is interviewed on how he started, how he built it up, and how changing formats of media worried him that his archive was becoming obsolete, and how he has for some time been committing his vast archive of recordings  to the internet for an invaluable record of the era from the 1970s to present day.

[Irish Examiner article]  [LTV Services Limited on Youtube]

Willie Corcoran, Millstreet

The death has occurred of William (Willie) Corcoran, Millstreet. On July 25th, 2022 passed away peacefully in Marymount University Hospital & Hospice. Predeceased by his brothers Con & John and his sisters Margaret & Eileen. Deeply missed by his dear friend and carer Betty, his sister Colette, brother in law Johnny, sister in law Patsy, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, his friend Bernie, his relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Marymount Hospice. May he Rest in Peace. [rip]

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem mass on Wednesday at 10.30 am followed by cremation in the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. Mass can be viewed on Messages of sympathy can be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Lucey Transport to be acquired by DFDS

Cork-based Lucey Transport Logistics has been acquired by DFDS, a European shipping and logistics company.

The family-owned business was first established 90 years ago in Millstreet, Co. Cork.

The company employs over 250 staff, making it one of Ireland’s largest logistics companies.

Lucey Transport Logistics has distribution operations in Dublin, Clonmel, Cork and Lurgan. As part of the acquisition, DFDS will now operate these centres along with their substantial trucking operations and 400 trailers.

The Cork firm provides distribution and logistics services primarily to consumer goods companies.

Lucey Transport Logistics offers a range of logistics solutions to customers, including warehousing, inventory management, bonded storage, and product rework and labelling.


Sister Ann Crowley, IJS Drishane / Bruree

The death has occurred of Sister Ann Crowley. Drishane, Millstreet, Co. Cork. March 26th 2022. Very peacefully in the tender and loving care of the matron and staff of Beech Lodge Care Home, Bruree.

Very deeply regretted by the Infant Jesus Sisters (Drishane) and her community at St. Joseph’s. Sister in law Kathleen. Nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives and friends. May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace. [RIP]

Sister Ann’s funeral will arrive at 11.30am Tuesday (31st May) to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet for 12 noon requiem Mass. Followed by burial afterwards to Drishane Cemetery. The funeral Mass can be live streamed by clicking this link.

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Ukrainians arrive in Green Glens

The first Ukranians arrived into the Green Glens on Wednesday evening, and the RTÉ news covered their arrival. Pascal Sheehy interviewed some of the Ukrainians, as were Community Council members Noel Buckley and Margaret Bourke. The RTÉ coverage can be seen in the article: ‘Now, I feel safe’: Ukrainians fleeing war arrive in Ireland

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Joan Meaney – Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

Joan Meaney
Rathroe, Derrinagree, Mallow, Co. Cork.
Died 22nd April 2021
Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

On the occasion of Joan’s first anniversary, her husband Tom, daughters Noreen and Siobhán, sons Con, John, Tomás and Donal, daughters in law Helen, Joanne, son in law Niall and her adored seven grandchildren would like to acknowledge the many gestures of kindness and sympathy shown to us during Joan’s illness and funeral.
We are deeply indebted to our dedicated Community Health nurses,  Marymount Hospice Support Team and The Irish Cancer Society Night Nurse for the remarkable kindness and care shown to Joan during her illness and final days. We would like to extend our thanks to the entire staff at Dr. Leaders’s Surgery, Boherbue, All in Reens’s Pharmacy Millstreet, and the staff at Cork University Hospital. We wish to thank everyone who telephoned, sent mass cards, sympathy cards, novenas and letters, celebrated masses, placed messages of condolence on and those who participated in the live streaming of Joan’s funeral mass. We remember with gratitude those who would have liked to attend but could not do so due to government covid restrictions.
A sincere word of thanks to Fr. Tom Leane, P.P. Dromtariffe who celebrated Joan’s funeral mass and prayers at the graveside assisted by Fr. Bartie Doherty, Kiltegan Fathers, Margaret Healy soloist accompanied by Leah Murphy on the organ for their beautiful singing and music and Margaret Murphy, sacristan.
We thank Davy, Cora, Martina and Declan of Tarrant’s Undertakers for their support, advice, empathy and professionalism, Leo Fitzgerald for the excellent  streaming of Joan’s mass. Our sincere thanks to the traffic stewards for organising the parking and ensuring the safe flow of traffic on the day. We will always cherish and remember with gratitude everyone who stood in respectful silence in Derrinagree Churchyard and the people who stood in respect along the roadside on the journey to St. Mary’s Cemetery. To those who helped in any way, your contribution made our loss more bearable. It would be impossible to thank everyone individually, kindly accept this acknowledgement of our sincere appreciation.
Masses have been offered for your intentions.

Dan Carroll, Newmarket & Millstreet

The death has occurred of Dan Carroll, Newmarket & Millstreet. On December 6, 2021, at St. Martha’s Nursing Home, Charleville, Dan, late of Murphy’s Place, Newmarket and formerly of Millstreet. Sadly missed by his relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. [rip]

Requiem Mass on Thursday at 10.00am in St. Mary’s Church, Newmarket. Funeral afterwards to Clonfert Cemetery.

Messages of sympathy may be placed on the RIP Condolences Page.

Ursula Manley – Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

The Square, Millstreet & The Highlands, Glountane, Cork
Died: December 8th 2020
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

On Ursula’s First Anniversary, Clara, Freda, Maura & Denis Manley and families would like to express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all of those who helped and supported us during Mammy’s funeral.
A special thanks to Mammy’s home helps, Joan Cremin and Maria Murphy and the many others who cared for her over the course of 9 years.
A very special thanks to the paramedics from Kanturk, the Millstreet Gardaí and South Doc who attended to Mammy at home and did everything they could to bring her back. And thanks to Tadhg who got the defibrillator from the Town Park.
Although we longed for you to return, God’s call for you was far too strong to leave you come back.
A thank you to the District Nurses (Maureen & crew), Dr Christine, Dr Norton and staff, Dr Steve and Betty Dillon and the many others who assisted in her care over the years. And, to both Millstreet and Kanturk Day Care Centres where she spent so much time in her later years.
Thanks to everyone who brought food & flowers to the house, sent Mass cards and letters, and took the time to ring and send messages (text and We were so happy that she was at home so, as a family, we could have her close by as we said our final goodbyes.
Special thanks also to undertaker Michael Drew and staff for their kindness and for their wonderful personal touch. And to Cora for calling every day to check in on Mammy while she was at home.
Thank you to Fr Billy Radley for celebrating such a lovely Mass in such challenging Covid times and to Joan O’Donoghue the sacristan. To Sharon Lane, who put in such hard work behind the scenes, organised the Mass and so much more, we really appreciate it.
Also in relation to the mass and burial, we would like to thank Jerry Doody for singing in the church and his beautiful song at the graveyard, Hannah Mary Tarrant for the music and Seán Radley for recording both.
Thanks to everyone who came to the graveyard and lined the streets as she made her way through town for the last time. And to Kall & Dyyne for providing excellent food following the burial.
It would be impossible to mention everyone individually, but our appreciation goes out to all involved at every stage. A Mass has been offered for your intentions.

Ursula’s First Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Friday 10th December at 7:30pm. [death notice]

Storm Barra

When we wake up tomorrow, Storm Barra will be here, pounding us with high winds. Forecasts of 100+mph gusts on the coast, but hopefully less here inland, but saying that, we’re in the area with highest winds in the below forecast. It will last right through the day until the following morning. For everyone’s sake, try to lock everything down today, and stay safe tomorrow.

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