Feast of St. Brigid – Mary of the Gael – 1st February 2021

Statue of St. Brigid in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet – Monday, 1st Feb. 2021.   First day of Spring. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Noreen Barrett O’Brien, Lackabawn & Aubane

The death has occurred of Noreen Barrett O’Brien, Lackabawn, Millstreet, Cork. Unexpectedly at her home on the 29th of January 2021. Predeceased by her mother Sheila and her sister Abina Karen O’Keeffe. Deeply regretted by her adored children, Daniel, Rachel, David, and Kate. Her father Dan, her sisters Hannah Crowley, Juliet O’Keeffe, brother Eugene, brothers in law Michael, Declan and John, sister in law Margaret, nephews, nieces, godchildren, aunts, uncles, relatives, many friends and father of her children Jerry. House private. [rip]

Due to current government guidelines Noreen’s funeral Mass will take place privately in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Funeral Mass will be streamed on http://www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

Messages of sympathy may be left on the the RIP Condolence Page.

Factory Manager – North Cork

Factory Manager – North Cork

About your new Job

You will be responsible for the factory operations, ensuring targets are met in a timely manner.

About your new Employer

A leading Employer of Choice based in North Cork.


  • Planning, organising and completion of production schedules.
  • Assessing factory resource requirements.
  •  Work alongside senior management to calculate and deliver timescales.
  • Ensure that health and safety regulations are met.
  • Ensure that all staff are compliant.
  • Enforce quality control standards and carry out relevant quality compliance audits.
  • Select and order materials to ensure effective continuity of factory output.
  • Organising the repair and routine maintenance of production equipment.
  • Liaising with suppliers and building relationships.
  • Effective project management.


  • Minimum 3 years Factory Management/ Production Management experience.
  • Strong people management/ leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of CNC Machines.
  • Full driving license.

What you will receive

You will be rewarded with a permanent role with an employer of choice based in North Cork.

For more information on this and other administration jobs please call Nicola McCarthy on 021-2359146 or email your CV to <email>

Captain Cornelius Murphy: 1915-1921

In the last few days we have been asked for a little more information on Captain Con Murphy, whose 100th anniversary is today, and after whom Murphy’s Terrace in Millstreet was named. For this purpose, below is a detailed article on his active years, written by his great-grandniece as a special study for her Leaving Certificate a few years ago:


Captain Cornelius Murphy: 1915-1921
First Volunteer of the Irish Republican Army to be executed under Martial Law for possession of firearms.

In 1921 my great-granduncle, Captain Cornelius Murphy was the first to be executed by the British Firing Squad since the executions of the 1916 Easter Rising Leaders. He was also the first volunteer of the Irish Republican Army to be executed under Martial Law for possession of firearms.

His military career began in December 1915, when Con was appointed Officer Commanding of the Rathduane Company in Ballydaly which comprised of forty men. At the time this was under Tomas MacCurtain’s Cork Brigade of Irish Volunteers, in January 1919, this Company became part of Liam Lynch’s No. 2 Brigade. After the Easter Rising, 1916, the controversy surrounding the executions of the Rising Leaders had grown in intensity, and the Royal Irish Constabulary, (backed by the British Army) raided Ireland for signs of potential threat to English security. Con and his brother Denis were arrested in the aftermath of the Rising as part of a nationwide crackdown on prominent Republicans (more than one hundred men were captured in total). The Murphys arrived at Knutsford, Chesire on June 7th 1916. All the detainees were released in August of that year as the jail was shut down.  [read more …] “Captain Cornelius Murphy: 1915-1921”