Men’s Shed Christmas Event is Now Deferred Until 2024

The special Christmas Event at the Men’s Shed setting in Macroom Road, Millstreet scheduled to take place this weekend (9th & 10th Dec. 2023) has now been deferred until 2024 on a date yet to be decided upon.  We thank Liam Flynn for the update.  (S.R.)

Austrian Ambassador Recently Visits Clover Hill Ingredients

We thank Photographer supreme, John Tarrant for sharing a wonderful selection of images recalling the recent visit of Austrian Ambassador, Thomas Nader and Austrian Commercial Counsellor, Josef Treml to the splendid setting at Mount Leader Industrial Estate, Millstreet of the very well known Clover Hill Ingredients Centre (founded in 2003).   Superbly guided on a special tour of the Centre by Managing Director, Dan Buckley the two Austrian VIPs met with the marvellously dedicated Staff and expressed their great admiration of the hugely impressive overall industrial operation and especially commented on the royal welcome and sincere kindness which they received on their special visit on Monday, 27th Nov. 2023 at noon before departing for further visits in Killarney.    While I was unable to attend on the day I’m arranging to record a special Radio Interview with Dan as he will recall the special international visit and outline the 20 year history of Clover Hill Ingredients which we shall later broadcast on “Radio Treasures” on at a time and date yet to be decided upon.   Renewed thanks to John Tarrant for covering such an important international occasion here in Millstreet.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Austrian Ambassador Recently Visits Clover Hill Ingredients”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Concert Highlights & More

 On this Tuesday – 5th Dec. 2023 … preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme from the  splendid Archival Show where the focus is on Ballincollig at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night at 11pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.15 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.  Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.  (S.R.)     At 10pm we reflect on the magnificent MCS Concert.  And of course we have all our regular features.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  Happy Listening.  (S.R.)

Safety Course presented by Séamus O’Grady, Chairman IVETA (in white shirt) to a number of Vintage Clubs at Millstreet Parish Centre.

Eily Buckley being congratulated following her wonderful interview at Friday’s splendid Concert at MCS.
Pictured before the 50th Anniversary Concert at MCS – from left: Seán R., Niamh K., Jamie and James L.


Oleksii Shemshur, Concert Pianist from Ukraine being greeted by Marty Morrissey following his magnificent recital at Friday’s Concert.
The wonderfully talented Joe Guerin providing a superb evening of music and song at the Canon O’Donovan Millstreet Day Centre.


Raising the 50th Anniversary flag at MCS on Friday, 1st Dec. 2023.
The truly outstanding Grand Finale of Friday’s Concert with the superb rendition of “Fairytale of New York”.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Concert Highlights & More”

Millstreet Students on Lourdes Pilgrimage as Helpers at Easter 2024

Millstreet students going on Pilgrimage to Lourdes as Helpers at Easter 2024
Two 5th year students from Millstreet Community School will be participating in the Irish Pilgrimage Trust young people’s pilgrimage to Lourdes during their Easter holidays 2024. Holly Saunders and Aoife Casey will be acting as student helpers and travelling to Lourdes with Group 126. Millstreet students have been travelling with this group since 2011.
As was the case in the past, the aim is to cover accommodation and travel costs for the two students (€750/person) with all extra funds being passed onto Group 126.  Each group is meant to raise the funds to cover the costs of all the young people with special needs who travel with them to Lourdes.
The first fundraising event are two Bake Sales which will take place in the Millstreet Parish Centre on Saturday 16th December after the 6.15pm Mass and on Sunday 17th December after the 11.30am Mass.  Your support for these events would be gratefully appreciated.
(We thank John Magee, Chaplain at MCS for this feature – S.R.)

St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Annual National Appeal on 9th & 10th December 2023

Church door collections in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place at all Masses on this weekend: 9th & 10th Dec. 2023 (Sat. evening and Sun. morning) outside all Churches throughout Ireland. Your generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated.   We thank Mona for the alert.  (S.R.)

If you are in need of help from St. Vincent de Paul in the Millstreet or surrounding areas, please ring  (087) 959 7900

Email Address:  stpatricks.millstreet

A further number to contact if in need of help:  (086) 066 9243

Church gate collections in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place on this coming weekend 12th & 13th Dec. 2015 outside Churches in Millstreet, Ballydaly and throughout Duhallow. Your generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated. (S.R.)


Carriganima’s Annual Inspiring Support for Cork’s Penny Dinners

We thank Coordinator Supreme, Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima for this very impressive Poster. We encourage great support for this highly praiseworthy cause as we approach Christmas. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Christmas Trees for Sale at The Square Millstreet in December 2023

Christmas Trees for Sale in The Square Millstreet at these times in December 2023

Friday December 8th 3-5 pm
Tuesday December 12th 11am-1 pm
Saturday December 16th  11am-1 pm
Outside of these times please call Dubby on 087 9255151 for all enquiries.
Trees from 6ft to 13ft
For trees over 10ft please order in advance now on 087 9255151

 Delivery if required 🚚
 Outside of these times please contact Dubby on 087 9255151 
 Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy Christmas!🎄

Kids Christmas Movie Night in Aubane Community Centre happening on Friday December 15th

Aubane Social Club Presents

A Christmas Kids Movie Night 

Friday December 15th from 6pm to 8pm in Aubane Community Centre P51 EP49

Entry €5 per Child/€10 per Family 


Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 3rd Dec. 2023



First Sunday of Advent

3rd Dec. 2023

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet


All Masses are livestreamed on

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

10.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

RECENT DEATHS: Anne Buckley, Cork & Millstreet; Denis Leahy, Dundalk.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 2nd December:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Margaret & Frank Reen Snr., Main Street & their son D.J. ;   Connie & Noel Hartnett, Millstreet;  Mickie O’Connor, Mallow & Ballinkeen.

Sunday 3rd December:

Ballydaly 9.30a.m. Kathleen Mulcahy, Aunagloor;  Pat, Margaret & Dan O’Connor, Ballydaly;  John Murphy, Ballydaly;  Eddie Tucker, Ballydaly.

 Millstreet 11.30a.m. Connie O’Keeffe, Du-Con Road (recently deceased& his wife Nono;  Mary & Denis O’Connor, Dromsicane;  Ellen O’Sullivan, Cloghoulamore.

ANNIVERSARIES: Denis & Kate Kelleher Killowen; Nellie Kelleher, Lackabawn; Pat O’Connell, Tullig; Tommy O’Connor, Minor Row;  Philip Cronin, Pound Hill; Margaret O’Regan, Main Street; Kathy Dennehy, Curragh; Daniel & Julia Guerin, Ballydaly; Jack & the deceased members of the Kelleher Family, Dromsicane;  Bill O’Sullivan, Coalpits; Francie Herlihy, Glountane; Noreen O’Keeffe-Finn, Dromina; Betty Smith, Boston; Lena Barrett, Newmarket; Michael & Mary Kiely, Ballymacarbery; Michael O’Sullivan, Newmarket; Nora Mary & the deceased members of the O’Riordan Family, Knocknagree.

Mass Intentions for feast of the Immaculate Conception:

Thursday 7th December:

Millstreet   7.30p.m.   Paddy & Julia Buckley, Carrigacooleen

Friday 8th December:

Millstreet 11.30a.m. People of the Parish

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 9th December:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Tade Corcoran, Coolikerane & Sr. Kathleen Murphy

Sunday 10th December:

Cullen 9.30a.m. Sheila Brennan, England & Cullen (1st Anniversary);  Michael & Margaret Murphy, Rathcoole;  Jerry & the deceased members of the O’Leary Family, Mologhroe;  Noel Lehane, Two Gneeves;  Casey Family, Glountanemore;  Peter Murphy, Rathduane.

Millstreet 11.30a.m. Tom Cronin, Coolinarne

Rotas for Feast of the Immaculate Conception 7th/8th December


Millstreet 7.30 p.m. Tim Linehan Group C 
  11.30 a.m. Michael Cashman M. Dennehy; J. Brady; J.Buckley; P. Sheehan


Rotas for next weekend 9th/10th December


Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Eimear Buckley Group D 
  11.30 a.m. Eileen O’Sullivan Group C
Cullen 9.30 a.m. Aisling O’Riordan Kathleen Mullane

Millstreet Church: Mass times this week unless there is a funeral.

Mass on Monday (4th) for William & the deceased members of the Conway Family, Tipperary at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (5th) for Michael & Kathleen O’Sullivan, Newmarket at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (6th) for the deceased members & friends of Millstreet Vintage Club at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 3rd Dec. 2023”

Wonderfully Attractive New Seats at Mount Leader, Clara Road

Millstreet Tidy Towns Association has recently replaced the original seats with state-of-the-art new seats at Mount Leader, Clara Road, Millstreet.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderfully Attractive New Seats at Mount Leader, Clara Road”

Concert Hall at Millstreet Community School Ready!

Everyone has heard of the Green Glens Arena but now we also have the Millstreet Community School Arena (!!) where the wonderful Gym at the School has been magically transformed into such a magnificent Concert Hall for tonight’s greatly anticipated “Party with Marty” (1st Dec. 2023) with doors opening at 7pm and the Show beginning at 7.30pm.    What a truly special night is envisaged.  Tap on the images (which Pól kindly provided) to enlarge.  (S.R.)



Millstreet Vintage Club AGM happening on next Wednesday December 6th 2023, Everybody Very Welcome to Attend

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on next Wednesday December 6th 2023 in the Parish Centre Millstreet at 8.15pm sharp.All Club Members and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars and Tractors are asked to attend,New Members are always very welcome to join the Club.


MCS Party With Marty! Two More Videos of Photo Memories

MCS Party With Marty!
Don’t miss a great night in our community, as we look back on the people and events that made up the 50 years of MCS.
Make sure you have your ticket! Available at
Now enjoy our latest videos of photo memories- and see you on Friday night.

Video 7- MCS Snaps- 2004 to 2008

Video 8- MCS Snaps, 2008 to 2010

Chris Horan
PR & Website Coordinator
Millstreet Community School
Pobalscoil Sráid a’Mhuilinn

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

All Welcome to Attend Special 50th Anniversary Flag-Raising Event at MCS on Friday at 10:45am

We would like to invite anyone who wishes to attend our special 50th anniversary Flag-Raising event on Friday morning at 10:45am in Millstreet Community School.
We’ll have music, special cake and tea/coffee for our visitors.  An exhibition of old photos will be in the school for everyone to see and they can visit our top-class facilities also.  Past pupils may be interested in seeing how the school looks now!

Fr. Martin McCormack’s Inspirational 60 Second Homilies

Welcome to the first selection of the 60 second Homilies superbly created and kindly shared by Fr. Martin McCormack who ministers in Dublin and is a native of the Ballydesmond area.   We shall upload new Homilies on a regular basis.  We especially thank Bernard Crowley for helping us to share these excellent thoughts by employing his technological magic! To access these truly inspirational Homilies on video please click on the following link :  Homilies by Fr. Martin MacCormack. (S.R.)  

Upcoming Aubane Social Club Christmas Events Diary

Aubane Social Club Christmas Diary

Aubane Community Christmas Mass & Party takes place on this coming Friday 1 December at Aubane Community Centre at 8.00 pm. Refreshments & Live Entertainment on the night. All Welcome

Aubane Social Club Kids: Christmas Movie night happening on Friday 15 December from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm €5 per Child and €10 per Family. Parental Supervision essential.

Aubane Set Dancing Christmas Party will take place on
Monday 18 December at 9.15 pm. Music by Tim Joe & Ann O Riordan Admission €10

Aubane Christmas Day Morning Climb at 10.30 am. on Monday 25 December – all proceeds from the Climb are in Aid of the Freeland Projects in Capetown. Local woman Maureen Buckley will travel to Capetown in March 2024. This is Maureen’s second visit and the money donated will go a long way in the building of a rescue centre. She saw first hand the poverty and lack of resources and provisions when Maureen was there in 2022. The team included plumbers, carpenters, painters and many more. They filled their suitcases with all the necessary equipment to carry out the work and left everything there when they returned home. We have so much and they have so little so everything is a huge help. Please Support this very worthy charity.

Christmas Around the Fireside a night of stories, songs and togetherness at Christmas around the open fireside in candle light at Aubane Community Centre happening Thursday 28 December at 8.00 pm All welcome.

Arts & Crafts Showcase

Don’t forget that Millstreet Day Centre will be having an Arts & Crafts Showcase in the Centre

on Sunday 3rd December

@ 12.15pm – 2.00pm.

Pop along for a festive coffee & mince pie & see what the clients of the Day Centre have been busy creating over the past few months.

There will be some items available to purchase on the day also!

Any proceeds made/donations will go directly to Millstreet Day Centre.

All welcome to attend!

Scoil Mhuire Millstreet BNS Christmas Carol Service on Friday 15th Dec. 2023 at 10.00am

Scoil Mhuire Millstreet BNS will present a special Christmas  Carol Service on Friday 15th Dec. 2023 at 10.00am in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  All are very welcome.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Matt Cooper & Knockalougha Visit

 On this Tuesday – 28th Nov. 2023 … preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme from the  splendid Archival Show where the focus is on Bartlemy at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night at 11pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.15 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.  Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.  (S.R.)     And our final visit to Knockalougha Rambling House 2023 is at 10pmAt 9.55pm we hear a special Christmas Party song by Singer/Songwriter Steve Roche.   We interview at 9.45pm Matt Cooper and Coordinators of Sunday’s official turning on of Millstreet’s Christmas Lights.  And of course we have all our regular features.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  Happy Listening.  (S.R.)

Noreen, Niamh, Matt and Catherine at the official Turning on of Millstreet’s Christmas Lights on Sunday, 26th Nov. 2023.
MCS awarded with the highly prestigious “Sanctuary” status (more details later)
Meet the many wonderful Clubs event on Saturday, 25th Nov. 2023.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Matt Cooper & Knockalougha Visit”

A Family Trip to Lapland in 2024!! Kiskeam Development Association Fundraiser

Kiskeam Development Association, in association with Sunway Holidays, are hosting a fundraiser between now and 31st December 2023 with the first prize of a family trip to Lapland in 2024 for you and your family of four, two adults and two children.
Proceeds will go to Scoil Mhuire Kiskeam and Kiskeam Development Association projects in our community.
Draw will be held on Monday 01st January 2024 in Kiskeam Community Centre and will be streamed online on Facebook Live.

Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Tickets for this extraordinary experience to make unforgettable family memories, in one of the most enchanting destinations in the world, are limited and selling @ €20 per ticket, €50 for 3 tickets and €100 for 7 tickets and are available online at
Hardcopy tickets are available from the following sellers or any fundraising committee member:
1. Anita Sherlock 0863062934
2. Anna Doody 0876676366
3. Geraldine Sillery 0830503340

Meeting with Millstreet Vintage Club

A nice little video of the Millstreet Vintage Club Christmas Spin, they arrive in the Square at 12.55 minutes into the video.

“Like every year, today is the day when Christmas lights are lit in our small town, on this occasion @millstreet Vintage Club organized a small rally of old and new cars decorated with colourful Christmas lights, I had the honour to join this ride.  For me this was very cool as it was the  first time thatI had the opportunity to drive with them,  it was  my first meeting with them and certainly not the last.”

Local musician Joe Guerin will be playing at the Millstreet Day Centre

Local musician Joe Guerin will be playing for the residents of Millstreet Day Centre on this Wednesday evening in the Day Centre, November 29th @ 8.00pm. Tea/Coffee & Mince Pies will be served! We welcome in members of the local community to also attend for a lovely evening of music & song 

It is Officially Christmas in Millstreet

A wonderful festive atmosphere prevailed in the Square yesterday evening. The Millstreet Pipe Band opened the proceedings while Master of Ceremony Seán Radley expertly kept everyone informed on what to expect and what is happening.

Special guest Matt Cooper from Today FM turned on the lights, Santa visited and proved to be very popular as always.  The Millstreet Vintage Club added  to the Christmassy feel with their well lit up vehicles and tractors with colourful Christmas lights.

Thank you to Neil O’Connor for submitting the photographs to us.  (If you have images you would like to share, please email contact


[read more …] “It is Officially Christmas in Millstreet”

A Long Time Ago in Bethlehem – the Musical!

Cullen NS’s Christmas Nativity: “A Long Time Ago in Bethlehem – the Musical!” on Thursday 7th December 2023 @ 7pm in Cullen Church.
Refreshments & Christmas Raffle afterwards in Cullen Community Centre.   Everyone most welcome!

Con Lynch’s Second Edition of “Gobnait” Now Available at Wordsworth

Author Con Lynch
 Author Con Lynch’s Second Edition of his splendid “Gobnait” Book is now available at Wordsworth Book Shop, Millstreet.  Since first published it has raised in excess of €5,000.00 for a number of praiseworthy projects.  (S.R.)