Michael J Casey, Curraraigue, Banteer

The death has occurred of Michael J Casey, Curraraigue, Banteer, Co. Cork.

Casey (Banteer). On April 1st 2024, peacefully at Cork University Hospital, Michael J, Curraraigue, beloved husband of the late Roseanne (née Taaffe), dear father of Niall, John, Micheál, Martin, Declan and the late Anne (Casey Joy) and brother of Mary, Joan, Breda, Roger, Denis, Tony and the late Donal, Nora (Nan), Bernadette, Eileen and Con. Sadly missed by his loving family, daughters-in-law Patsy, Neta, Michelle, Bridget and Niall’s partner Hannah, son-in-law Billy, his adored grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer on Wednesday (April 3rd) from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Reception into St. John’s Church, Dromagh (P51W983) on Thursday (April 4th) for 11:00am Funeral Mass, which can be view live at http://www.mycondolences.ie . Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

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

The Carriganima St Patricks Day Parade and Remembering of Old Friends Tractor Trail happening on today Saturday March 16th

The Carriganima St Patricks Day Parade is happening on today Saturday March 16th,Kick Off for the Parade is 3pm following the Remembering of Old Friends Tractor Trail,as usual all Local Groups Clubs Schools etc are very Welcome to join us for a bit of Fun,

In conjunction with the Tractor Trail there will be a bouncy castle and ice cream van from Mr Cool Events    you can test your mini digger driver skills thanks to NK Plant Hire , Lisa Manning will provide kids entertainment on the day, you can guess how many firewood blocks in the back of the jeep from Tim O’ Sullivan Kindling & Firewood to win it.

The Tractor trail will drive through the lovely hills of Carriganima. All Tractors welcome and they will meet in Pub at 1pm and will join the Sta Patricks Day Parade on the conclusion of the Tractor Trail.    

for Details give Sean a Ring on 087 2600640,looking forward to seeing ye all on the Day.

Brilliant Los Zarcos Are February 2024 Team of the Month Winners


We thank Ronan Galvin for sharing the Team Photo and caption. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Sincere congratulations to Champions Supreme – Los Zarcos  – on being accorded this highly prestigious Sports Award

Drishanebeg Train Ambush Centenary Commemoration Sign

Drishanebeg Train Ambush Centenary Commemoration Committee

Tap on the image to enlarge.  We thank Michael Thornton for this feature. (S.R.)

At a meeting during the centenary commemorations it was proposed that a plaque should be erected to mark the actual site of the ambush for future generations.   With the kind permission of Michael, Pam and the Thornton Family and with the support of the Committee (some who are now deceased – May they Rest in Peace) – the plaque (pictured above) has now been erected at the site of the ambush.

Scoil Mhuire B.N.S.  Christmas Carol Service 

 Scoil Mhuire B.N.S
                     Christmas Carol Service  You tube Link
Carol Service links
Happy New Year to you all from Staff and Students at Scoil Mhuire B.N.S

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.)

“Reeling Back the Years” at Millstreet Community School

We thank Chris Horan for sharing this excellent “Reeling Back the Years” video in preparation for the very special 50th Anniversary Concert at Millstreet Community School on Friday, 1st Dec. 2023 for which tickets are now on sale.   To view this superb video click HERE.  (S.R.)

Sheep Found Grazing in Killarney Road Garden – Now Reunited with its Owner

Sheep Found Grazing in Killarney Road, Millstreet Garden this Saturday morning, 14th Oct. 2023.   Owner please contact 087 791 0116.   UPDATE: The Sheep has now left the Garden and has proceeded up Killarney Road towards the Town FURTHER UPDATE:  The Sheep is now happily reunited with its Owner. (S.R.)

Most recent drone footage of the western side of the new N22 Macroom & Ballyvourney bypass.

Most recent drone footage of the western side of the new N22 Macroom & Ballyvourney bypass. Flying east to west this clip shows the nest section of the new road that is to be opened later this week. This section will bypass the winding road people will be familiar with, just east of Ballymakeera village.

Preparing a Magnificent New Mural at Minor Row, Millstreet

Great credit is due to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association for the dedicated coordination of arranging to put in place a magnificent new Mural at Minor Row.   Neil O’Dwyer, Artist Supreme, from Tipperary is presently carrying out the splendid task at the Minor Row entrance to the Fair Field.   Well done also to the O’Riordan Family for according permission to place the beautiful Mural on the gable end of their Family home.   Millstreet has always been famous in the equestrian world with the two most important Horse Fairs of the  year taking place in March and in September.   The splendid Mural is therefore most apt for this particular location and indeed for the entire town.   When fully completed it will look truly remarkable.  Here we share a selection of images reflecting on the wonderfully uplifting development.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A Fair Day in Millstreet in 1953.
Fairfield entrance 2022.
Fair Field entrance 2023.

Outlining the Mural.
Artist Supreme, Neil O’Dwyer, beginning the Mural.
Neil O’Dwyer, Artist Supreme, whose superb artwork is already a part of the Millstreet streetscape for quite a few years….The Mill Race 1910 Mural at High Mill Lane, visible from Main Street and also the very impressive Waterfall Mural near O’Regan’s Mill.  In fact, Neil may very well be giving a refreshing uplift to those two much admired Murals while he is working in the Millstreet area.

[read more …] “Preparing a Magnificent New Mural at Minor Row, Millstreet”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS

On this Tuesday – 4th July 2023 …. American Independence Day– preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme from the  splendid Archival Show where the focus is on Crossbarry at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night just after 10.30pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.10 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.  Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation @gmail.com or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tonight’s programme includes : 1. 9.30pm Sharing a Simple Formula for Happy Living….And also special mention of Deacon Thady O’Connor’s Upcoming Book Launch in Tralee.   2. 10.00pm Special Tribute to the late Mary Carr.   3.  10.15pm Interview with Con Lynch of Ballyvourney (Part 1 of 2).   You  can now access  Con’s  40  minute  Interview here.Author Con Lynch

…. as well as lots of uplifting songs, music, musings and requests…. We chat about the many images below … plus much more.    Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Librarian Gillian Gilbourne pictured with Author, Con Lynch.
Millstreet Vintage Club event on Sunday leaving Dromtariffe Hall.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS”

Go Fund Me Page for Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service coming to a close at the End of June

Cork Music Station in conjunction with Millstreet Vintage Club are back again in 2023 to raise much needed funds for Bumbleance the Children’s Charity Ambulance Service,a summer car run was held on Saturday 17th June 2023 last for the cause and also there is a Go Fund Me Page open until the end of June 2023 for anybody that might still wish to contribute,there is just 1 day left now if you wish to make a Contribution 

We send a very special thank you for your support so far this year and also in the years past and you have a final chance on the Go Fund Me Page here https://gofund.me/1304c460 before it closes tomorrow night.

Thanks again for the continued Support.




Saint Vincent De Paul

We are looking for people to join our Conference. Become part of a team, that supports people in your local Community who are going through a difficult time.  Join ort local Conference which visits people in their homes to offer friendship, support and practical assistance with empathy and compassion, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to people in your local Community.  Volunteering with S.V.D.P. is very rewarding.  People reach out to us for many different reasons and it’s nice to be able to help.  People put their trust in us and a little kindness goes a long way.  We’re looking for leaders who can share their expertise.

Our  Conference covers Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, Kilcorney, Rathcoole, Dromagh, Derrinagree.

Please get in touch and tell us a little bit about yourself and volunteer today.

Email by Friday 21st July to

Eileen O’Sullivan

President St Patricks Conference


New Cork Music Station YouTube Podcast Channel

Here we share the first example of our recently broadcasted “Radio Treasures” Interviews on a newly formed Cork Music Station YouTube Podcast Channel  created with the very kind and expert assistance of Bernard Crowley.  The intention is to add more content on this Channel from broadcasts on Cork Music Station including segments from “Radio Treasures” (Tuesdays 9.10pm to 11.30pm) and other CMS Broadcasts.  The first of these items is an interview with Breda Dyland (standing 4th from left in picture below) at Millstreet Library with the Knitters and Natters Group. (S.R.)

John C. Sheehan, Tullig, Millstreet

The death has occurred of John C. Sheehan,  Tullig,  Millstreet,  Co. Cork.

On 13th June 2023 in the presence of his loving family, John C. passed away in Mallow General Hospital. Late staff of St. Stephen’s Hospital, Sarsfields Court and Our Lady’s Hospital, Lee Road, Cork. Beloved husband of Sheila (O’Callaghan) and loved father of Ailish and Seán. Sadly missed by his wife, children, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May He Rest in Peace

Reposing on Thursday 15th June from 5pm to 6.30pm in Tarrant’s Funeral Home Millstreet, followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday 16th June at 11am, burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. No flowers please, donations to Mallow General Hospital.

Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on


House private.

Messages of sympathy can be left on the condolence link HERE.

Final Week of the Cork County Council Anti -Litter Challenge

Final week of the Cork County Council Anti-Litter Challenge 🥳


Volunteers needed on Tuesday June 6th for our next litter pick up


We’ll be meeting at the Fair Field Car Park @ 7:30pm, and heading up Pound Hill, into Murphy’s Terrace and onto Liscahane. Gloves, bags and pickers are provided.


Extra hands greatly appreciated as our usual volunteers will be putting up the flower baskets. 😊


#volunteer #community #pride #support #tidytownsireland


Gillian Daly – Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

3 rd June 2022

Gillian Daly
Douglas, Cork / Millstreet

The family of the late Gillian Daly of Douglas, Cork and formally of Liscahane, Millstreet,
wishes to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown

to us following our sad loss.

We offer our heartfelt thanks to the many friends, neighbours and well-wishers who visited
our home, attended the wake, mass and burial and who provided emotional and practical
support for us over the past year. For those who telephoned, travelled long distances, sent
floral tributes, cards, letters and messages of condolences, to our neighbours and friends
who lined the streets and roads on Gillian’s final journey; we are truly grateful.
A special word of thanks to the emergency services who attended to Gillian and for their
respect and kindness. To all those who participated in the mass, especially Canon John
Fitzgerald, P.P., Fr. Richard Dowling, Sharon Lane, Julie Brady and to our neighbours Siobhán

and Mary Forde who provided such a beautiful send off.

To those who helped in any way, your contribution made our loss more bearable. As it
would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as
an expression of our deepest gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for

your intentions.

The First Anniversary Mass for Gillian will be held on Saturday June 3 rd , in Carmelite Friary,
Kinsale at 10am and she will be remembered also at 6.15pm mass in St Patrick’s Church,


She was beauty, grace and kindness and will not be forgotten.

Ar dheis dé go raibh a hanam

Cloghoula N.S. Open Day on Tuesday 30th May 2023

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

We share images of some recent activities in Cloghoula N.S. and congratulate their hurling/camogie team as well as wishing them well in the upcoming Duhallow Sciath na Scol Hurling/Camogie Final. [read more …] “Cloghoula N.S. Open Day on Tuesday 30th May 2023”

Eily’s Report – 23rd May

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Blue skies, lovely sunshine and a gentle breeze not an easy time to settle down to write. But there is a fine wash blowing on the line, so let that be my consolation. Good for You, Mother Nature.

The month of May is fading fast but not without proof that it’s a good one. The silage season is in full swing and by all accounts the yield is good. Grass lands and cornfields also. These are the most important features in any year. To see the food crops doing well is reason enough for us all to rejoice. The white thorns are weighed down with flowers and there is a huge crab-apple tree on our road and the show of blossoms has to be seen to be believed and as I mentioned our road. The County Council have spent a lot of time and effort cleaning the margins all the way from Church Street to Kilmeedy Bridge. No half measures, they took away all the growth right in to the wall/ditch. Which is great. Trouble is that people still continue to throw litter out of their cars and with no grass margins to hide them they completely ruin the whole scene. We can only ask the offenders to please change their ways and remind them once again that a hefty fine awaits anybody who is caught.  The anti-litter applies to both town and country areas .

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