Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 21st May 2023



The Ascension of the Lord

21st May 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 

9.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

RECENT DEATHS:  Kathleen Wickham, USA; Billy Leahy, Macroom & Washington.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 20th May:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   John Barry, Lackabawn, his parents Margaret & Dan & the deceased members of The Barry Family;  Betty & Timothy O’Callaghan, Shronebeha & their son Dermot;  Donal McCarthy, Aubane (First Anniversary)

Sunday 21st May:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. Connie McSweeney, Gortavehy

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Jack Corkery, Liscahane (First Anniversary);  Denis O’Hare, Coole;  Michael McSweeney, Flintfield.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Francis Ryan, Cockhill; James Buckley, Aubane; Tony Galvin, Main Street; Mamie Twomey, Mill Lane; Nell Twomey, Pound Hill; Matt, Eileen & the deceased members of the Cleary Family, Murphy’s Terrace; Sr. Kathleen O’Riordan, Laught & Magheramore; Sr. Michael (Marie) Halliden, Rathcoole & Infant Jesus Sisters, Weybridge; Jason Heelan, Lombardstown; Nuala Joyce, Tralee & Lislehane. 

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 27th May:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Catherine Desmond, Cullen (First Anniversary);  Jimmy & Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road;  Dr. Michael Feeley, Clara Road.

Sunday 28th May:

Cullen   9.30a.m. Mai Fitzgerald, Knocknageeha (First Anniversary);  The deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family, Knocknageeha.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Gerard, Annie & David Sheehan, Carrigacooleen;  Peggy & Denny Twomey, The Bridge.

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

PASTORAL AREA PRIEST ON DUTY: Sunday 21st: Fr. Jim Kennelly (029)76151/ (087) 2401331. Sunday 28th: Fr. John Fitzgerald (029) 70043/ (087) 7752948

Rotas for next weekend 27th & 28th May


Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Maria Kelleher Group C  
  11.30 a.m. Pat Breen Group C  
Cullen 9.30 a.m. Noreen Meade Denis O’Mahony

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

Mass on Monday (22nd) May for Jason Heelan, Lombardstown & Private Intentions at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday (23rd) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (24th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (25th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (26th) Annual Mass at Tubrid Well at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 21st May 2023”

Bike Week 2023 – Millstreet Library

Cork Bike Week 2023 will take place from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st May 2023 and is a celebration of all things cycling.

This year we are running a ‘Tour de Cork’ design a t-shirt competition for children.

Sponsored by Cork Sports Partnership each of the winning designs will be printed on a t-shirt, and the t-shirt presented to the winning designer. There will be also be spot prizes for the runners up.

The age categories are ages 5-8 and ages 9-12 and the closing date for entries is Friday the 26th of May.

Entry Forms are also available in the library.

Bike Week – Monday 7 30pm

Millstreet Library – Monday 15th May at 7 30 pm

Experienced Cyclist Ben Murphy from Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club will give a talk on basic bike skills including bike maintenance, road safety and what to wear when cycling.  He will also advise on how to join the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club and will be able to answer any questions that you may have.

This talk is for all age groups so everybody welcome – Free of Charge – No booking required.

Mark Ellis Features in Historic New York Team Victory

We thank Con Meade for sharing this uplifting news of Mark Ellis wearing the No. 10 Jersey on the New York Team which was victorious over Leitrim in the recent historic Match at Gaelic Park, New York.  Sincere thanks to Mark and to Katie for permitting us to upload the two images below on the Millstreet Website.   Heartfelt congratulations to Mark and his Team.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Stage 3 Kerry Group Ras Mumhan will now be RUNNING 1 HOUR EARLIER on Easter Sunday morning

🕚🚴🏿‍♂️🕚🚴🏿‍♂️🕚🚴🏿‍♂️🕚🚴🏿‍♂️🕚🚴🏿‍♂️ 💪 TIME CHANGE ⏳
Stage 3 Kerry Group Ras Mumhan will now be RUNNING 1 HOUR EARLIER on Easter Sunday morning.
Rollout from Green Glens Arena will be at 11am.
Locals can enjoy this spectacular event at various points on Sunday.
Check out this route on Strava: — RAS MUMHAN
STAGE 3 2023 Roll Out From Green Glens Arena Station Road @ 11am
Direction Rathmore Rathmore/Shinnagh Cross 11:13 – 11:17
Direction Mallow Top Of Cullen/Flynn’s Deli 11:23 – 11:30
Direction Mallow Derrinagree Junction 11:31 – 11:40
Direction Newmarket Newmarket 11:46 – 11:59
Direction Ballydesmond Ballydesmond 12:10 – 12:30
Direction Knocknagree Knocknagree 12:20 – 12:42
Direction Rathmore Rathmore/Shinnagh Cross 12:26 – 12:50
Direction Ballydaly Ballydaly 12:34 – 13:01
Direction Bellaugh Top Of Bellaugh 12:38 – 13:07 Limited Parking
Direction Kilmeady Kilmeady Castle 12:43 – 13:12
Direction Millstreet Liscahane Road Grotto 12:45 – 13:15
Direction Millstreet County Park Millstreet Country Park 12:55 – 13:33 Direction Kilcorney Kilcorney 13:02 – 13:46
Direction Moll Carthy’s Moll Carthy’s 13:05 – 13:51
Direction Millstreet Millstreet Dr Casey’s 13:15 – 14:04
Direction Aubane Kerryman’s Table 13:25 – 14:15
Finishline/Mushera 13:28 – 14:20
Limited Parking.
Thanks for your co-operation
We hope you enjoy what’s sure to be exciting racing.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club – Cycling Event – Kerry Group Rás Mumhan

Today Week after starting to tuck into your Easter Eggs we are hosting Stage 3 of Kerry Group Ras Mumhan, so come out and spectate. It’s a new stage this year on our training roads that will most likely decide the overall winner of Ireland’s 2nd biggest stage race after Ras Tailteann. Schedule For Spectators below. We ask all spectators to keep cars parked well off the road especially on the narrow climbs, also be careful of young kids and dogs to be kept on leads.

Roll Out From Green Glens Millstreet Station Road @ Midday Direction Rathmore Rathmore/Shinnagh Cross 12:13 – 12:17

Direction Mallow Top Of Cullen/Flynn’s Deli 12:23 – 12:30

Direction Mallow Derrinagree Junction 12:31 – 12:40

Direction Newmarket Newmarket 12:46 – 12:59

Direction Ballydesmond Ballydesmond 13:10 – 13:30

Direction Knocknagree Knocknagree 13:20 – 13:42

Direction Rathmore Rathmore/Shinnagh Cross 13:26 – 13:50 Direction Ballydaly Ballydaly 13:34 – 14:01

Direction Bellaugh Top Of Bellaugh 13:38 – 14:07 Limited Parking

Direction Kilmeedy Kilmeedy Castle 13:43 – 14:12

Direction Millstreet Liscahane Road Grotto 13:45 – 14:15

Direction Millstreet Country Park Millstreet Country Park 13:55 – 14:33

Direction Kilcorney Kilcorney 14:02 – 14:46

Direction Moll Carthy’s Moll Carthy’s 14:05 – 14:51

Direction Millstreet Millstreet Dr Casey’s 14:15 – 15:04 Direction Aubane Kerryman’s Table 14:25 – 15:15

Finishline/Mushera 14:28 – 15:20 Limited Parking Please

all animal owners remain off the road during this time, especially dogs owners keep them in house.

Thanks for your co-operation.

We hope you enjoy what’s sure to be exciting racing.

Map from the Rás Mumhan website

GAA – Juvenile Training

To all parents with children u6 to u8’s.

As we get ready to get our smallies back on the pitch and welcome our new members, unfortunately this can not happen unless parents come forward to help out with coaching.

We held a meeting last night, Tuesday the 28th for all parents for these age groups with only a hand full showing up. If ye want to see the children back on the pitch and are willing to help out, please contact our club chairperson on 087- 7506654.

We will also running a coaching workshop in a  week or so for all coaches u6 to u10’s.

Week 4 – #RebelsBounty Fundraising campaign

Remembering our past and building our future.
Week 4 of our #RebelsBounty Fundraising campaign takes us back to the 1973 and 1984. We hope you enjoy!
Where our club is today, would not be so without our past. It is important to remember as a club and community where we have come from as we look to the future. To ensure the development of our club and players, please consider joining the Rebels Bounty draw. Being in this draw puts you in with a chance of winning thousands of euros in prize money each month. The first draw takes place on Thursday and will draw for January and February too. All funds from tickets sold are now being kept by the club to put toward its development and players as we are over the minimum quota.
“Remembering our past and building our future.”
A once off payment of €100 can be made to enter. Instructions are added to this post about how to join, alternatively message our page.
We are now in the final days of entry, please support if you haven’t done so already.
Thank you to everyone who has joined the draw so far.

Winners of the South Munster Rugby final

Team members (L to R) Eamon Guiney, Sean O’ Riordan and Killian O Riordan

The Kanturk Rugby Club u18.5s headed to Musgrave Park early Sunday morning to take on Youghal RFC in the final of the Boys Clubs U18.5 Bowl. A cracker of a game from both teams with the Kanturk boys coming out on top.

Final score Kanturk 29 Youghal 14.

Congratulations to the players and coaches on a fantastic result.

Information from the  Kanturk Rugby Club Facebook page 


Millstreet Under-17 Champions Recall Their Superb Oct. 2022 Victory

As Millstreet Under-17 Hurling Champions were recently celebrated at a special function in Millstreet on Thursday, 16th March 2023 recalling their Superb Oct. 2022 Victory let us now look back into our Pictorial Archives and remember not only the Victory Celebrations in Oct. 2022 at The Square, Millstreet but also the Team’s uplifting visits to various local settings during that week sharing the Cups and being Ambassadors of True Inspiration.   I was privileged to have accompanied the Team and their Coaches on that day to record the happy meetings.  Here is a very brief selection of the many images recorded on that day.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Celebrating Victory at The Square in Oct. 2022.

Visiting Cloghoula N.S. in Oct. 2022.
Visiting Presentation N.S. in Oct. 2022.

A visit to Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. in Oct. 2022.
Visiting Millstreet’s Canon O’Donovan Day Centre in Oct. 2022.
Even visiting members of the Cork R.T.A.I. Photography Group got to admire the impressive Cups being brought home from MCS that week in Oct. 2022 by the Victorious Captain of the Team.

[read more …] “Millstreet Under-17 Champions Recall Their Superb Oct. 2022 Victory”