Climbing Clara Mountain in Memory of Michael Murphy, Knocknaloman

On Saturday, 11th September 2021 a wonderful group of enthusiastic Hill Walkers assembled in the West End Car Park in Millstreet before embarking on the Clara Loop which involves climbing Clara Mountain.   There was a very special reason for this outdoor event.  People from many areas including Meath, Kildare, Scartaglin, Rathmore and many more locations had come together in memory of the late Michael Murphy, Knocknaloman, Rathmore who went to his Eternal Reward on 16th April 2020.  R.I.P..  On return from this Hill Climbing Event many of the participants were photographed at the West End Car Park.   Michael’s daughter, Siobhán kindly shared a brief Interview with us which may be heard on “Radio Treasures” on on this Tuesday at 10pm.   Here we share some images from today’s event.  Tap on the photos to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The late Michael Murphy, Knocknaloman, Rathmore who was a wonderfully enthusiastic Hill Walker.
Siobhán Murphy (centre in front row) recorded a brief Interview with us to be broadcast on Tues. 14th Sept. at 10pm on Cork Music Station.

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Mary Buckley (née McAuliffe), Dromcollogher & Millstreet

The death has occurred of Mary Buckley (née McAuliffe), Caraward Heights, Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick – formerly of Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Mary Buckley (née McAuliffe) Caraward Heights, Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick, formerly Millstreet, Co. Cork, died, peacefully, in the presence of her loving family at Cork University Hospital on September 9th, 2021.

Dearly loved mother of Dermot, David, Elaine, Alan and Karina, and their father Mossie, sister Ann, grandchildren, aunts Pauline and Sheila, daughter-in-law Mary, son-in-law Elliot, nephews and nieces, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives, friends and neighbours. Reunited with her loving parents Flor and Tessie.

Rest in Peace

Arriving at St Bartholomew’s Church, Dromcollogher, on Sunday at 12.40pm, for Requiem Mass at 1pm, followed by private cremation at Shannon Crematorium.

Mass will be live-streamed on

In line with current HSE guidelines, funeral Mass will be limited to 50% capacity.

Those who wish to offer condolences to the family can do so by leaving a personal message in the condolence book HERE or send letters of sympathy or mass cards c/o McCarthy Undertakers Dromcollogher, Co Limerick.

Biology and Chemistry Revision classes

Hi everyone, please be advised of online class times and topics for next week:

Mon 13th Sept 8pm – 9pm BIOLOGY

Topic: Enzymes (Catabolic, Anabolic, pH, Temp & Heat Denaturation Expts including exam questions)

Thurs 16th Sept 8pm – 9pm CHEMISTRY

Topic: History of the Atom (Summary of major discoveries including exam questions)

Please note, first come first served basis up to max of 6 students. Email <email> to book.


Full info:

I am a teacher with 15 years experience in my subjects, and I am starting Leaving Cert online revision in Chemistry and Biology.

A mini topic will be covered in each subject per week, for an hour, via google meet. There will be a maximum of 6 students on the call, possibly less, giving students the opportunity to ask questions if they wish, or if they prefer, they can treat the call more like a lecture.

The mini topics will be exam focussed, so exam papers in whichever subject(s) you are doing are a must, as I will go through exam questions with you, and it would be useful for you to have the papers in front of you to follow along, make notes, highlight etc.

Any revision notes I use on the call will be shared with you via email, and a link for the call will be sent to you in advance. For some topics it may be necessary to draw diagrams or timelines with me, or carry out calculations so please have a notebook, pen, periodic table from your Science and Maths tables, calculator and highlighters to hand.

The topics will not be whole chapters at a time; for example some possible mini topics for Chemistry are:

pH calculations for strong and weak acid and bases

Nuclear equation calculations

Washing soda crystal titration calculations

Le Chatelier’s Principle calculations

Organic Chemistry naming system

Homologous series in organic chemistry one at a time

Difference between atomic orbitals, sub levels and main energy levels, and where is the nucleus in these diagrams?! etc. etc.

And for Biology:

Genetic crosses (5 types)

Ecology calculations

Nephron structure and function

The Heart structure and function

Energy carriers and Pathway 1 of Photosynthesis

Pathway 2 and dark stage of Photosynthesis

Aerobic Respiration glycolysis and Kreb’s cycle etc. etc.

The topic will be advertised in advance on the local FB Notice boards, and if it interests you, you can book your place on the call by emailing me at: <email>

You can pick and choose any mini topics that interest you or that you need a little revision on, and skip any that you are already confident on.

If there is an oversubscription for a topic, this topic can be repeated in a subsequent week, for those who did not get a place on the first call.

The cost is 20 euro per class, please keep an eye on this noticeboard for weekly topics.

Please feel free to share this post, especially with anyone not on FB.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to PM me. 🙂

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 12th September 2021



Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

12th September 2021

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet


Parish Office Opening Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS:  Finbarr Gurhy, England. 

ANNIVERSARIES:         Joanne & Peter O’Connor, Minor Row; Dick Barrett, The Square; Paddy Healy, Pound Hill; Peter Desmond, Pound Hill; Christy Kelleher, Kilmeedy;  Nora & Daniel O’Mahony, Cloghoulabeg; Kathleen O’Donoghue, Aubane; Mary Twomey, Rathduane; Donal Lynch, Kippagh & Killarney; Margaret O’Connor, Rathcoole & Dublin; Joan O’Rahilly, New Jersey & Ballyvouskil.  

Mass Intentions for THIS weekend:

Saturday 11th September:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Tadhg & Timmy Moynihan, Ballydaly;  John Cronin, Lackabawn.

Sunday 12th September:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.  

Cullen   10.15a.m.     Annie, Mary & the deceased members of the Murphy Family, Mologhroe

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Kathleen Murphy, Drishane Road;  Sheila Cronin, Main Street

Mass Intentions for NEXT weekend:

Saturday 18th September:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Alan & Tommy O’Connor, Minor Row

Sunday 12th September:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Joan & Denis Cronin, Coolinarne & Jerh Cronin, Coolinarne

Cullen       10.15a.m. Sheila & Denis Murphy, Lyreaoune

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Den Joe Kelleher, Station Road 


We welcome the limited increase of people to our churches but to ensure the safety of everyone we will be retaining our booking system for Thursday night Mass in Cullen and all weekend Masses so please continue to contact our Parish Office.       

Just a gentle reminder to please wear a face covering in our Churches and please santise when entering & leaving our Churches. We thank you for your co-operation.

Rotas for Next Weekend 18th/19th September   


Millstreet   6.30 p.m. Catriona Kelleher Kathleen O’Leary;

Myra Sheehan.

  11.30 a.m. Bernie Cronin Mary Buckley;

Martina Sheehan

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Maeve O’Sullivan
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Marie Morley   


Monday (13th September): Mass at 7.30p.m. for: Donal Lynch, Kippagh & Killarney

Tuesday (14th September):   Mass at 10.00a.m. for:  Christopher Dennehy, Church Street

Wednesday (15th September): Mass at 10.00a.m. for:  People of the Parish

Thursday (16th September): Mass at 10.00am for:  Private Intention

Friday (17th September):  Mass at 10.00a.m. for:  Billy, Liz & Billy O’Sullivan, Coalpits;  Denis & Nora O’Sullivan, Inches 


Mass on Thursday 16th September at 7.30p.m. for Eugene & Peggy Cronin, Cullen [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 12th September 2021”