Listener’s Choice Presentation Tonight in CODMDC at 8.15

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentation will take place tonight – Friday, 19th April 2024 at 8.15pm in the Canon O’Donovan Day Centre, Clara Road, Millstreet.     Everyone is very welcome.  This is the second last Presentation of the current season and it is a Listener’s Choice programme where we share the musical choices of many of those attending.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Next Week Features Collins Barracks

On this Tuesday – 16th April 2024 … preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme (no. 91) from the  splendid Archival Series where the focus is on Glanworth, Co. Cork at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear on Sunday night at 10pm).

There is no “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday

…..but next week we shall be broadcasting a very special feature on the recent Blessing of 4 Infantry Battalion Association Colours and Deceased Members Mass held at Collins Barracks, Cork.

Some of the special Dignitaries present on Sunday, 7th April 2024 for the special ceremony at Collins Barracks, Cork.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Community School – “A Celebration of Culture and Inclusion”

The Celebration of Culture and Inclusion is a chance to recognise and celebrate the different countries and cultures that are represented in our school and community.  The evening will feature song, dance, music, poetry and the chance to sample food from many different countries, including Ireland. We will be welcoming a special guest for the event, Dr Manizha Khan.  Dr Khan and her family are originally from Afghanistan.  She is a dentist by profession.  In fact, she was the dean of a dental school in the city of Herat in Afghanistan but she and her family fled to Ireland because their lives were under threat from the regime in the country. Apart from being a dentist in Cork she is also a School of Sanctuary Ambassador and we are delighted she will be able to join us.
Admission is free.  Please feel free to join us for what is sure to be a memorable night.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 14th April 2024

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Third Sunday of Easter

14th April 2024

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie

Website:   www.dioceseofkerry.ie

All Masses are livestreamed on www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

10.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

RECENT DEATHS: Séamus Treanor, Monaghan.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 13th April:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Jerry Carroll, Station Road (First Anniversary);  Breeda O’Leary, The Square;  Nancy Murphy, Gurrane.

Sunday 14th April:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Aidan McCaul, Minor Row (recently deceased);  Fr. Tim Buckley, Toorbonia;  Ciss & Bill Kelleher, Cockhill.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael O’Leary, Clara Road & the deceased members of the O’Leary Family, Murphy’s Terrace; Pat O’Donnell, Liscahane; Dan Breen, Killarney Road; Connie “O” & Ellen O’Connor, Liscreagh; Anthony, John & Sr. Margaret Manley, The Square & London; Mary Dempsey (née Hickey), Dromnahilla & New York; Anne Harmon, Ardfert; Ann Mullane- Murphy, Kilworth. 

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 20th April:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   John & Ann Kelleher, Drishane Road;  Patrick (Patie) Murphy, Cloghoulabeg;  Con & Ann Kelleher, Carriganima.

Sunday 21st  April:

Cullen   9.30a.m. Jackie & Julia Murphy, Coolikerane;  Eileen & Noel Duggan, Lisnaboy & their daughter Noreen Lucas.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Mass to celebrate the Youth of our Parish.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday in Millstreet Church from 10.30a.m. to 7.30p.m.  

LEGION OF MARY every Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 7.30p.m

MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY for 21st & 28th April: Group E

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL: Meeting on Tuesday night at 8.15p.m

PASTORAL AREA PRIEST ON DUTY: 14th April: Fr. Joe Tarrant (064) 7751104/ (086) 3978642. 21st April: Fr. Jim Kennelly (029) 76151/ (087) 2401331. 

Rotas for next weekend 20th & 21st April
CHURCH TIME READER EUCHARISTIC

MINISTERS

Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Tim Linehan  Group A
  11.30 a.m. Sr. Peter Fahy  Group A
Cullen 9.30 a.m. Marie Walsh  Kathleen Mullane

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

Mass on Monday (15th) for the deceased members of the Lucey Family, Millstreet & the Kiely Family, Kanturk at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (16th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (17th) for Kathleen Devoy, Laois (First Anniversary) at 10.00a.m.

There will be no Mass on Thursday (18th)

Mass on Friday (19th) for the deceased members of the Manley Family, The Square & John “Sing” O’Sullivan at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 14th April 2024”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Artists Supreme & Prestigious Music Festival

On this Tuesday – 9th April 2024 … preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme (no. 90) from the  splendid Archival Series where the focus is on Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick  at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear on Sunday night at 10pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.15 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.    At 9.30pm we feature  a very interesting Interview with  people associated with the recent Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Weekend in Kiskeam.  At 10pm we interview Four Artists – Denis and Bernie O’Connor, Gordon Hogan from Co. Tipperary and Anja Buchheister from Germany – at the recent Launch of Sculptor Supreme, Denis O’Connor’s Exhibition “In My Time” one of whom was also a renowned Tour Guide in Germany.  Lots more of our regular items also.   Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation @gmail.com or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

At 9.30pm we interview Sheila, Pat and Maura (centre) pictured here in Kiskeam with further relatives of the late Maurice O’Keeffe.
At 10pm we listen to Interviews recorded at Denis O’Connor’s recent Exhibition Launch in Cork chatting here with Bernard, Heather and Eileen O’Donoghue.
We chat about the recent Cinema release of this Documentary which apparently includes a very brief clip from our 1993 Documentary “Memories of Millstreet”. I’ve yet to see “One Night in Millstreet” but Martha Cronin who recently attended its showing at the Los Angeles Film Festival shared this image below from the film!

Presentation of impressive cheque by Millstreet Vintage Club to St. John’s Well Committee at Aubane Community Centre.
The wonderfully talented Cast of the recent hugely successful “The Promise of Spring” at Aubane Community Centre.
Mary Conroy of Radio Kerry introducing some of the superb Musicians at the recent Maurice O’Keeffe Musical Festival in Kiskeam.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Artists Supreme & Prestigious Music Festival”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 7th April 2024

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Second Sunday of Easter

7th April 2024

Divine Mercy Sunday

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie

Website:   www.dioceseofkerry.ie

All Masses are livestreamed on www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

10.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

RECENT DEATHS: Patsy O’Sullivan, San Francisco & Claraghatlea; Michael Casey, Curraraigue; Sr. Malen del Valle Garcia, Infant Jesus Sister; Liz Twomey, Mayfield.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 6th April:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Donie Golden, Tullig;  Han, Jeremiah & Neily O’Leary, Toorbonia;  James Murphy, Millstreet & Castletownroche;  William O’Leary, Dromnhilla & Dan O’Leary, West End.

Sunday 7th April:

Cullen   9.30a.m. Tony Moynihan, Coalpits;  Jeremiah & Lena O’Connor, Knockduff.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Dan O’Riordan, St. Joseph’s Garden’s (recently deceased);  Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen;  Annie, David & Gerard Sheehan, Carrigacooleen.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mons. Michael Manning; Nonie Lehane, Tullig;  Mary O’Donoghue, Aubane; Phillis O’Shea, Minor Row; Paddy Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Jimmy Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Kathy Dennehy, Curragh; Nellie O’Connor, Liscreagh; Peggy O’Sullivan, Rathduane; Margaret & Denis Bailey, Minor Row & Dublin; Patricia O’Neill, Carrigaline & Toorenbawn; Kathleen Devoy, Laois. 

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 13th April:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Jerry Carroll, Station Road (First Anniversary);  Breeda O’Leary, The Square;  Nancy Murphy, Gurrane.

Sunday 14th April:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. People of the Parish

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Aidan McCaul, Minor Row (recently deceased);  Fr. Tim Buckley, Toorbonia;  Ciss & Bill Kelleher, Cockhill

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday in Millstreet Church from 10.30a.m. to 7.30p.m.  

LEGION OF MARY every Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 7.30p.m

Rotas for next weekend 13th & 14th April
CHURCH TIME READER EUCHARISTIC

MINISTERS

Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Liam Flynn  Group E
  11.30 a.m. R. Gilbourne  Group C
Ballydaly 9.30 a.m. Josephine Murphy  M. Moynihan

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

Mass on Monday (8th ) for Maree Healy, Millstreet (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday (9th) for John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (10th) for Dan & Bridget Collins, Cockhill at 10.00a.m.

There will be no Mass on Thursday (11th)

Mass on Friday (12th) for Mary O’Mahony, Cloghoulabeg; Denis & Abina Lehane, Gneeves at 7.30p.m.

BALLYDALY CHURCH: Mass on Friday (12th) for Denis Murphy, Ballydaly (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 7th April 2024”

Magnificent Response to Daffodil Day 2024

The magnificent response to Daffodil Day 2024 on Friday, 22nd March, was truly uplifting with the grand total collected €8,031.00.   Sincere congratulations to the wonderfully dedicated Volunteer Collectors as well as the very generous Members of the Public who together help to fund the provision of inspiring Daffodil Nurses and those involved in such important medical research in the attempt to continue the quest for improved treatment and future cures.   Here we meet some of the superb Volunteers on Daffodil Day 2024.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Response to Daffodil Day 2024”

Dan Barrett – Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

In Loving Memory of Dan Barrett

Who died on 4th April 2023

As we lovingly remember Dan on his first anniversary, we, his family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those, who helped and supported us with our sad loss.

A special word of thanks to all who attended the funeral, travelled long distances to be with us, as well as those who joined the Mass online.

Our sincere thanks to all those who offered condolences, brought food to the house, sent mass cards, perpetual enrolments, letters of sympathy, phone calls, text messages, floral tributes, kind words and extended condolences online.

We are especially grateful to all our neighbours for the wonderful send-off he got in his beloved Aubane.

We would like to thank Canon John Fitzgerald, Fr James McSweeney & Fr Teddy Linehan for the beautiful Requiem Mass and Sharon Lane & Julie Brady for their assistance.

A special thanks to Mary and Siobhán Forde and their families for providing such beautiful music.

We would also like to thank Davy Tarrant, Declan Brady and Cora O’ Riordan for their kindness and professionalism.

As we cannot thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our gratitude. The Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Dan’s Anniversary Mass will take place on Thursday 4th April at 7.30pm in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

“Will those who think of Dan today, a little prayer to Jesus say.”

May he rest in peace

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Holy Wells & Kiskeam Easter

On this Tuesday – 2nd April 2024 … preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme (no. 89) from the  splendid Archival Series where the focus is on Sherkin Island  at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear on Sunday night at 10pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.15 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.    At 10.00pm we feature  a very interesting Interview with  people associated with a wonderful Project relating to Holy Wells and we feature musical recordings from Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Weekend in Kiskeam.  Lots more of our regular items also.   Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation @gmail.com or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Official Launch of Denis O’Connor’s “In My Time” magnificent Sculpture Exhibition in Cork on 28th March 2024…Continuing until 26th April in LHQ Gallery at County Library Building on Western Road.  Denis is pictured here with his distinctive black hat in the centre.
Celebrating the recent 70th Anniversary of New Holland dealership at Colemans Millstreet (full feature later).
Jerry Kelleher and his son Ryan at the wonderfully successful Aubane Concert thoroughly enjoyed by a capacity audience.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Holy Wells & Kiskeam Easter”

Tim O’Sullivan is Grand Marshal Supreme in Staten Island, New York, USA

Timothy O’Sullivan, born in Lyreaoune in the parish of Millstreet, Co.Cork and now living in New Jersey, USA was recently honored as the Grand Marshal of the 2024 Richmond County St. Patrick’s Parade in Staten Island, NY.  He was selected because he was part of the original Parade Committee in 1965, and for his many years of leadership in Irish events on Staten Island.
At the Richmond County AOH Hibernian Ball, held on February 17, 2024, Tim was sashed as Grand Marshal.  His family and friends were there for the celebration. Tim led the 60th parade down Forest Avenue on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. Congratulations to Tim! 
Tim at the Parade.

We thank Tim’s son, Connie for sharing the very interesting feature and images.   Millstreet Parish salutes Tim on such a prestigious honour.  (S.R.)

Parade Mass with Bishop Peter Byrne.
Connie driving Tim down Forest Ave..
Tim with his Aides.

[read more …] “Tim O’Sullivan is Grand Marshal Supreme in Staten Island, New York, USA”

Truly Spectacular Rás Mumhan 2024 Superbly Filmed

Stage 3 of the truly spectacular Rás Mumhan 2024 was superbly hosted by the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club in the Millstreet area on Easter Sunday (31st March 2024).   We thank Mark Murphy together with Siobhán and Craig for very kindly sharing Hollywood standard video coverage of the exciting event.   We were blessed to meet with all three splendid people again this year as they filmed the highly prestigious Cycle Event outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  We also thank Michelle of Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club for alerting us to the magnificent Tik Tok film footage.  Look out for some local faces in the outstanding feature!  (S.R.)

Rás na Mumhan 2024 Film Crew Supreme – from left: Siobhán Murphy, Mark Murphy and Craig Moss. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Here we share the truly brilliant video coverage with wonderful scenes of Green Glens, West End, Aubane, Mushera and more….To view the Video just tap on the link below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kyFeUbSriJRJ6sujN3NdOX8JvgCiqpO_/view?usp=drive_web

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 31st March 2024

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Easter Sunday

31st March 2024

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie

Website:   www.dioceseofkerry.ie

All Masses are livestreamed on www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

10.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

RECENT DEATHS: Ted McSweeney, Carrig na bhFear

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Easter Saturday 30th March:

Millstreet   9.00p.m.   People of the Parish.

Easter Sunday 31st March:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Netta Dennehy, Cloghoulamore. 

ANNIVERARIES: Siobhán & the deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Tanyard & Cloghoulabeg; John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square; Nellie & Mick O’Keeffe, Pound Hill; Molly Healy, Church Street; Margaret Looney, Claraghatlea; John C & Julia O’Leary, Adrivale; Dan Barrett, Aubane; Michael & Mary Buckley, Aubane; Brendan Cronin, Dooneen; Julia O’Connell, Dooneen;  Lizzie Buckley, Dooneen; John Ring, Eagloune; Danny Forde, Mologhroe; Thomas & Margaret Dennehy, Killarney; Nonie Hoare, Macroom; Abina Corcoran, Boherbue. 

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 6th April:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Donie Golden, Tullig;  Han, Jeremiah & Neily O’Leary, Toorbonia;  James Murphy, Millstreet & Castletownroche;  William O’Leary, Dromnhilla & Dan O’Leary, West End.

Divine Mercy  Sunday 7th April:

Cullen   9.30a.m. Tony Moynihan, Coalpits;  Jeremiah & Lena O’Connor, Knockduff.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Dan O’Riordan, St. Joseph’s Garden’s (recently deceased);  Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen;  Annie, David & Gerard Sheehan, Carrigacooleen.

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

The Divine Mercy Novena commenced after Good Friday ceremonies (at 4.00p.m) and will continue for 9 days at 3.00p.m. in the Church finishing on Divine Mercy Sunday (7th April).

On Divine Mercy Sunday there will be Confessions at 2.30p.m. and the Chaplet will begin at 3.00p.m.

 

Rotas for next weekend 6th & 7th April
CHURCH TIME READER EUCHARISTIC

MINISTERS

Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Mary Ita Creedon  Group D
  11.30 a.m. Jerry Doody  Group B
Cullen 9.30 a.m. Gillian McCarthy Joan O’Donoghue

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

No Mass on Monday 1st April.

Mass on Tuesday (2nd) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (3rd) for Kit & Arthur Moynihan, Flintfield at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (4th) for Dan Barrett, Aubane (First Anniversary) at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Friday (5th) for Con McSweeney, Tooreenbawn at 7.30p.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday in Millstreet Church from 10.30a.m. to 7.30p.m.  

LEGION OF MARY every Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 7.30p.m.

CULLEN CHURCH: There will be no Mass on Thursday 4th April

CULLEN COLLECTOR for 7th April: Michael Forde  

PASTORAL AREA PRIEST ON DUTY: Sunday 31st   & 7th April: Fr. John Fitzgerald (087) 7752948/ (029) 70043

COLLECTORS IN MILLSTREET CHURCH FOR APRIL
CHURCH TIME NAME STATION
Millstreet 6.15 p.m. V. O’Callaghan

Mgt. Corkery

B. O’Leary & Mgt Crowley

Our Lady’s Aisle

Sacred Heart Aisle

Main Aisle & rear of Church 

  11.30 a.m. Connie Healy;

Pat Breen;

Ml O’Riordan & Mary McSweeney

Our Lady’s Aisle

Sacred Heart Aisle

Main Aisle & rear of Church

 EASTER MESSAGE

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Easter Ceremonies and helped in any way to make them so meaningful for our Parish.

May this Easter Season be filled with peace and happiness for each of you.

Community Notices

  • TRÓCAIRE CONTRIBUTIONS can be returned to Parish Office or placed in baskets at weekend Masses.
  • National Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration:  Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place this year on the W/E Saturday and Sunday 13th/14thApril 2024.  Coach leaving Killarney at 7.00a.m. on Sunday Morning.   Details on coach Contact Breda: 087 674 2306 or Catherine:  087 928 2421. 
  • ALONE – the organisation that enables older people age at home are looking for Telephone and Visitation Volunteers to support older people in the community. Call 0801 222 024 please or see ALONE.ie/Volunteer for more info.
  • PARISH OFFICE will be closed next Tuesday (2nd).

Shop Local Millstreet Town Vouchers – Please Redeem by 3rd April 2024

Shop Local Millstreet Town VouchersPlease redeem all vouchers in participating shops before 3rd April 2024. These vouchers are going out of circulation & will no longer be accepted after 3rd April.
Participating shops please contact Niamh Twomey or Tríona O’Leary asap if you have vouchers to be cashed.    This is the final call as vouchers cannot be redeemed in participating outlets after April 3rd 2024.

(Tap on the image to enlarge.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features A Preview of Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Weekend

On this Tuesday – 26th March 2024 … preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme (no. 88) from the  splendid Archival Series where the focus is on Hospital, Co. Limerick  at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear on Sunday night at 10pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.15 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.    At 10.00pm we feature very interesting Interviews with lots of people associated with the upcoming Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Weekend in Kiskeam and Ballydesmond.  Lots more of our regular items also.   Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation @gmail.com or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The very impressive range of wonderfully talented Musicians participating at the Official Launch on 16th March of the Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Weekend taking place over the Easter Weekend 2024.
From left: Pat Fleming, Coordinator; Elmarie O’Dwyer, M.C., Singer; Anita Bennis, All-Ireland Whistler Champion & Musician.
Meadhbh Walsh, singer/musician and Cllr. Bernard Moynihan, Coordinator.
Seán Murphy, MC recording the superb singing of Liam Roche at St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Carriganima on 16th March 2024.
This wonderful young participant in the Carriganima Parade 2024 seems to be quite fascinated by the very fine singing of Liam Roche!!

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features A Preview of Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Weekend”

A Personal Tribute to Aidan McCaul (1938-2024) by His Eldest Son Aodán McCaul

A personal tribute to Aidan McCaul (1938-2024) by his eldest son Aodán McCaul

Aidan Joseph McCaul was born 26-Jan-1938 on a farm in a place called Corrinshigo, near
Cootehill in Cavan, the youngest of 8 children. With the passing of Aunty Maggie early last
year at the remarkable age of 100, he was the last surviving sibling. Suffice to say, that hit
Aidan very hard. Aidan was probably treasured even more so by them because his
immediate older brother Hugh died at the age of 1 after a botched cleft palate operation in
Cavan hospital. At each family occasion – usually weddings – they always insisted on having
a photograph of all the siblings together, which came to mark the passage of time, as their
numbers dwindled. Remembering them all – May, Maggie, Nan, Tessie, Pat, Thomas, Hugh
and now Aidan, along with his father Hugh & his mother Mary-Anne. His love of all things
Cavan never left him and he still read the Anglo Celt newspaper every week. He loved nothing
more than going back to Cavan and visiting all his nephews and nieces there.
He was also very fond of my mother’s side of the family, especially our grandparents Michael
and Hannah O’Mahoney who lived in Church Street here in Millstreet in the late 1970s after my
grandfather retired, in a house rental arranged by my father in a house owned by James
Manley. Also, Joan Bennett – our mother’s sister, who died during Covid, who we weren’t
able to say a proper goodbye to at the time. He made a particular point of mentioning that
the two remaining O’Mahonys who are still alive – Pat O’Mahony in Waterford and Denis
O’Mahony in San Francisco be mentioned in his death notice.
Aidan went to school first in Mahera national school, and when that school closed, Lisarney.
His educational career was short and as it had been all through Irish initially, in his own words,
not very beneficial. Well, to be honest, those weren’t really the words he used. However,
there was an innate intelligence there, notably in maths where he never needed a calculator
throughout his life. He had an incredible memory for figures – phone numbers, car
registrations. Life in general, and his interest in current affairs – the paper was a daily staple of
his life, for a long time The Irish Independent, but there was a late in life switch to The Irish
Examiner with The Sindo on the Sunday. That was his real school along with the RTÉ News.
Having left school at 11, he worked on the rural electrification scheme in Cavan. That was
still going strong in 1949. Later, he worked in various hardware shops throughout the country
learning his trade before joining Duffys in Hacketstown, Co Carlow.

[read more …] “A Personal Tribute to Aidan McCaul (1938-2024) by His Eldest Son Aodán McCaul”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 24th March 2024

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Palm Sunday

24th March 2024

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie

Website:   www.dioceseofkerry.ie

All Masses are livestreamed on www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

10.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

RECENT DEATHS: Aidan McCaul, Minor Row; Tony Roche, Clara, Co. Offaly & formerly of Blackwater, Co. Wexford.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 23rd March:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Dan & Elizabeth Creedon, Cloghoula;  Jerry O’Leary, Rathcoole;  Cáit & Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy;  Tony Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace.

Sunday 24th March:

Ballydaly   9.30 a.m. People of the Parish  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Mary Dempsey, Liscreagh (recently deceased);  James & Nora O’Sullivan & the deceased members of the Kirby Family, Dooradoyle.         

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Lyons, Dooneen; Denis O’Regan, Station Road; Andrew Smyth, Murphy’s Terrace; Pete Moynihan, Lackadota; Denis Lehane, Gneeves; James Twohig, Aunagloor; Nora Rea, Kilcorney; Matt Twomey, Brookpark; Jerry Dennehy, Laught; Leah Long, Ballingeary; Abbey McCarthy (née Murphy), Cork & Millstreet.

 Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 8th April:

Millstreet   9.00 p.m. Easter Vigil – Mass for People of the Parish    

Sunday 9th AprilEaster Sunday:

Ballydaly    9.30 a.m.              

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Netta Dennehy, Cloghoulamore.       

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

Mass on Monday for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday for the Intentions of those enrolled in our Golden Book at 10.00a.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 24th March 2024”

Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. at Cork City Hall

Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet Boys’ National School participated in Cór Fhéile na Scol on Thursday 21st March  2024.   They were absolutely fantastic and hugely impressed the very large audience at Cork City Hall.  Under the superb musical coordination of Siobhán very special praise and thanks to the wonderfully talented Patrick, David, Jack, Francis, Jonathan, Adrian, Fionn, Liam, Charlie, Noah and Pádraig.   Sincere congratulations to All on such an outstanding achievement in the highly prestigious setting.  (S.R.)

Lourdes Pilgrimage Easter 2024 – Thanks for Your Support

Two 5th year students from Millstreet Community School, Holly Saunders and Aoife Casey, will be travelling as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter.  They will be joining up with Group 126. The girls set out before Christmas to fundraise to cover their fare/accommodation costs (€750/person) and maybe raise some funds to go towards Group 126’s fundraising efforts.  Well, as a result of their hard work, the assistance of their families and the support of the local community they raised an incredible total: €4243.25. Once the fares are taken out of this, €2743.25 will contributed to towards Group 126’s fundraising. Here s a special message from Group 126’s leader, Vivienne Rattigan:
To The Millstreet Community,
 
Once again Group 126 of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust wants to thank the people of Millstreet for their generosity in supporting the group travelling to Lourdes at Easter. The money raised covered the fare for  5th year volunteer student carers Aoife Casey and Holly Saunders. The surplus goes to the group’s general fund. Each group has a target of €18,000. All adult volunteer carers pay their own way.
 
The  Millstreet Community achieves two things. Firstly, it gives financial support. Secondly it has promoted and  fostered the spirit of volunteerism in the young people in Millstreet Community School down through the years. A special thanks also to the parents and friends of Holly and Aoife and to Mr. John Magee, school chaplain, who liaises with us from year to year.
Vivienne Rattigan
Group 126 Leader

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Interviews with Denis Minihane, Brendan Kelleher and Pat O’Sullivan

On this Tuesday – 19th March 2024 … preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme (no. 87) from the  splendid Archival Series where the focus is on Boherbue  at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear on Sunday night at 10pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.15 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.  At 9.20pm we begin our Tribute to the late Maureen Henry.   At 9.30pm we  share a wonderful Interview with Press Photographer supreme, Denis Minihane following the recent official launch of a special RTAI Photography Exhibition in the Library beside Wilton Shopping Centre.   At 9.50pm a very special Birthday Greeting.   At. 9.55pm we feature an Interview with Brendan Kelleher at St. John’s Well, Mushera.   At 10.05pm we meet with the very interesting Pat O’Sullivan of Carrignavar at Millstreet Museum.  Lots more of our regular items also.   Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation @gmail.com or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)
[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Interviews with Denis Minihane, Brendan Kelleher and Pat O’Sullivan”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 17th March 2024

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Lá ‘le Pádraig

17ú Márta 2024

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie

Website:   www.dioceseofkerry.ie

All Masses are livestreamed on www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

10.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

RECENT DEATHS: Maree Healy, Millstreet.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 16th March:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Julia, Dennehy & Jerry Kelleher, Cahirdowney;  James & Kathy Twohig, Aunagloor;  Eily & John Joe Greaney, Lackabawn.

Sunday 17th March – St. Patrick’s Day:

Cullen 9.30a.m. Cullen Pipe Band – past & present members;  Mary Hickey, Carrigaline;  Kathleen & the deceased members of the Forde family Lislehane;  Timothy, Hannah & Timmy O’Connor, Lisnaboy.

Millstreet 11.30a.m. Millstreet Pipe Band – past & present members.

ANNIVERSARIES: Breda Buckley, Coolnaguillagh; John Joe Tangney, Main Streeet; Sheila Barry, Murphy’s Terrace; Nora Coffey, Macroom Road; Denny Twomey, The Bridge;  Nora Creedon, West End; Paddy Casey, Clara; Christy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Jerh, Kathleen & Seán Casey, Cloghoula; Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly; Niall Kelleher, Station Road; John Ring, Eagloune; Bill, Denny & Mary Leahy, Carriganima; Jackie Lyons, Kilcorney;  J.J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty; Harry Dimmock, London & Aubane.  

 Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 23rd March:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Dan & Elizabeth Creedon, Cloghoula;  Jerry O’Leary, Rathcoole;  Cáit & Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy;  Tony Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace.

Sunday 24th MarchPalm Sunday:

Ballydaly 9.30a.m. People of the Parish.

Millstreet 11.30a.m. James & Nora O’Sullivan, Dooradoyle & the deceased members of the Kirby Family.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION in Millstreet Church every Tuesday from 10.30a.m. to 7.30p.m.

LEGION OF MARY in Millstreet Parish Centre every Tuesday at 7.30p.m.

PASTORAL AREA PRIEST ON DUTY:  Sunday 17th March: Fr. Joe Tarrant (064)7751104/ (086) 3978642. Sunday 24th March: Fr. Jim Kennelly (029) 76151/ (087) 2401331.

MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY for 24th & 31st March: Group C

Rotas for next weekend 23rd/24th March, 2024
CHURCH TIME READER EUCHARISTIC

MINISTERS

Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Catríona Kelleher

Passion Readers:

“N” Liam Flynn

“O” Mary I. Cronin

Group A
  11.30 a.m. Bernie Cronin

Passion Readers:

“N” Raymond Gilbourne

“O” Ml Cashman

Group B
Ballydaly 9.30a.m. Ann Marie Murphy

Passion Readers:

“N” Dan O’Riordan

“O” Josephine Murphy

Eileen Guerin

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

No Mass on Monday 18th March

Mass on Tuesday (19th): Funeral Mass of Aidan McCaul at 1pm.

Mass on Wednesday (20th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.  

Mass on Thursday (21st) for Breda Buckley, Coolnaguillagh at 10.00a.m.

Friday 22nd: Stations of the Cross at 7.00p.m. followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. for Sheila Barry, Murphy’s Terrace. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 17th March 2024”