Noreen O’Connor (née O’Leary), West End, Millstreet and Catskills, New York, U.S.A.

Nora O’Connor, age 90, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 with her family at her side. She was born and raised in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. She later went to school in England, and trained to be a nurse before moving to New York to live with her aunt, where she continued with her nursing career in Jamaica, Queens. Nora married Daniel O’Connor on January 19, 1960 and moved to the Catskills, where they bought Elsie’s Brass Rail. They ran the bar during the 1960s and 1970s as “O’Connor’s Brass Rail”. Nora’s kitchen was always open for a cup of tea or one of her famous hamburgers at lunchtime. Her summers were spent caring for the many families that came to spend their vacations at the resort. After selling the Brass Rail in 1980, Nora went back into nursing. She worked at the Holy Name Academy, cared for retired Mercy Care Nuns, and later worked at Mercy Care – St. Peter’s in Albany. Nora retired from nursing in 1995 to enjoy her pride and joy-her grandchildren. There was always a cookie after school at Nana’s. Nora always enjoyed traveling “back home” every other Christmas to Ireland with her children, and in later years traveling to weddings of her nieces and nephews. Upon retirement, Nora enjoyed many bus trips sponsored by St. John’s with her good friends, Mary Fitzgerald, Marylyn Mahoney, Francis Reinhardt, and Ann Kiefer. Nora had great faith and a caring nature. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel in 1992; and by her brothers, Jerry (Dermy), Daniel, and William. Nora is survived by her sister, Kitty and her brother, James, both of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland; by her daughter, Cathy (Neil) Salisbury, and her son, Jerry (Doreen) O’Connor; her grandchildren, Connor and Danielle Salisbury, and Logan, Liam, and Aidan O’Connor; and her many nieces, Ellen O’Leary Collins, and nephews. A special thanks to her caretaker, Maria Corrado, for the past 6 months and to St. Peter’s Hospice. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 15th from 9am to 10:30am at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. A Funeral Mass will be offered on the 15th at 11am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4987 State Route 81, Greenville, followed by burial in Greenville Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Nora in a special way, can make memorial donations to either St. John the Baptist Church, PO Box 340, Greenville, NY 12083 or to the Community Hospice, 310 S. Manning Blvd. Albany, NY 12208. Condolences can be posted at

Christmas Trees for Sale at The Square Millstreet This Wednesday

Christmas Trees for Sale in The Square Millstreet 

                                 Wednesday, 16th Dec. 2020  3 to 5 p.m.                                                           
 Delivery if required 🚚
 Outside of these times please contact Dubby on 087 9255151            Free Delivery

 Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy Christmas!🎄

Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.


A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Please see our menu for next week below.


If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email <email>


Magnificent Success of Carriganima Christmas Appeal for Cork Penny Dinners

Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima reports on the magnificent success of the recent Christmas Appeal for Cork Penny Dinners:
“Hi Everyone….Carriganima Penny Dinners collection was delivered to a very appreciated and delighted Penny Dinners HQ Group on Monday night.
They really do such fantastic work….Brilliant People!
But great credit must go to Everyone who contributed and helped towards this collection.
Your response is really really fantastic.
Ye came out in cold wet winter nights to help nearly fill our van with a total of €180.00 also collected.
Thanks to everyone and of course our Elves☺ who came out every night to help.
We Wish Ye All A Very Happy Peaceful Christmas 🎅 🤶 🎅

[read more …] “Magnificent Success of Carriganima Christmas Appeal for Cork Penny Dinners”

Advent – A Journey of Hope – on Zoom This Thurs. at 7pm

Millstreet Community School is proud to present Advent-A Journey of Hope.  This celebration is open to all within our community and beyond.  Join us for a service of hope, accompanied by music and reflection from 7pm on Thursday, December 17th 2020.

We thank Pól Ó Síodhcháin for this feature. Tap on the poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

No registration required.  Join with the passcode below.  Your details will not be displayed on screen at any stage during this service (you are essentially attending a webinar for the duration).

The service will be recorded and broadcast on the school YouTube channel, MillstreetCS TV, again over the Christmas holidays.

We look forward to bringing you with us on our Journey of Hope.

Please click this URL to join.

    Passcode: 907482