Breeda Tarrant – First Anniversary & Acknowledgement

It has been a year since our mother passed away. We would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and Mass cards during this time. Thanks to Davy Tarrant and Staff, Fr. Jack Fitzgerald and Dr. Mark Henderson who were a great help to us at this difficult time. Also a big thank you to our friends and neighbours who have been a great support to us throughout the year.

                                                              The Tarrant family

Anne O’Sullivan, Ballydaly – Acknowledgement & Sincere Thanks

The Family of Anne O’Sullivan, Ballydaly would like to express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all those who helped and supported us during the past few weeks.  Her final days were made so much more comfortable due to the professionalism and loving tender care of the staff at Millstreet Hospital. They all took such phenomenal care of her for the 15 months that she was a resident there. It’s wasn’t a hospital as such, but a home from home. Whilst it’s unfair to single out anyone as they were all so brilliant to her, we just have to acknowledge Heidi as they were really partners in crime.. making Glitter Bomb cards for us that made a huge mess when delivered to us! Valerie tried to keep them on the straight and narrow, but she was fighting a losing battle.. Her co-residents became her second family. Julia who was always ready with a kind word and said the Rosary for her in her final days Finbarr who made sure the curtains were pulled down every night. Pat who always stopped at the door to say goodnight And John who had some great chats with her. Thanks to Davy, Cora and staff at Tarrant’s Funeral Home as they made her final journey so easy for her and us all. Fr. Jack and Fr. Seán did such a beautiful Mass. Fr. Jack was a regular caller to Anne and John Anthony’s over the years and Fr. Seán had married them in 1965 and buried them both. Thanks to Sharon in the Parish office who did up such a lovely booklet. Thanks to Sacristan Julie for all her help and to Joan for such beautiful music. We are very grateful to all the staff of Millstreet Hospital who formed a guard of honor on her leaving the hospital and all the friends, neighbours and extended family that lined the road from Millstreet Hospital to the funeral home and then through the Town and onto the Graveyard. Her final prayers were broadcast over John Anthony’s public address speakers which were were set up by Timmy and Martin Lucey. Thank you to all the family, friends and neighbours that took the time & trouble to drop off food to us. There were so many gestures of kindness from so many people that we as a family appreciated and will never forget.   A Mass for everyone who helped and supported us in any way will be celebrated in the near future in St. Patrick’s Church. Millstreet. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir.

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 8.30 to 10pm

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station will for this Tuesday night (18th Jan. 2022) be presented from 8.30pm until 10.00pm by Breeda Piggott of Newmarket.   Lots of wonderful Country-and-Western and Irish songs and music guaranteed!  Sincere thanks to Breeda.  (S.R.) 

Private Carer Wanted in Millstreet Area

Private Carer wanted to join a 4 week rota, working every 4th week, caring for a lady living in the Millstreet area.
Schedule: Saturday evening one hour, (approx. 5pm), and 3 one hour visits on Sunday,( approx. 9am, 1pm, 5pm).
Interested individuals should have up-to-date First Aid training,(including Hoist Training), Garda vetted and with reliable references.
Contact 087 2648658

Eily’s Report – 18th January

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

They say the world is always changing and how so true that is. Only last week our minds and hearts were full the story of  Charlie Bird and all the goodness that he portrayed in the face of his own death. His name was in everybody’s lips, but alas, following the dreadful events of this week you’d almost be forgiven for asking “who is Charlie?”No where in any part of the world have the proper words been found to describe the awful murder of the lovely Ashling Murphy. Never before have we seen such a reaction to the fatal attack on a lovely little girl who went for a walk after work. Our friends in Australia tell us of candle light vigils and other forms of support that are being held there in her honour. All over our own country cities, towns and villages are pulling out all the stops. Our own Town Park was a blaze of light and music on Friday night and in the village of Carriganima also. At times like these people are in shock and they want to do something.  It’s at times like this that they feel the need to be close to each other. People who never met before cling to one another, stand close for support, often saying nothing at all but just being there.

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New Year donations to Cork’s Saint Vincent de Paul

 Millstreet branch supervisor Bridget Fitzgerald with Eileen O Sullivan.

An estimated 50,000+ homes will contact the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) this winter. The board of Management at Mallow Credit Union felt that the annual donation to the SVP was more important than ever for the year ahead and wanted to show their support to the tireless efforts of the SVP. It was agreed to support the SVP groups within Mallow Credit Union’s Common Bond, with a total of €5,000 being donated across North Cork & West Limerick, €1,000 of that going to the Millstreet branch of SVP.

Tomas O Neill, CEO of Mallow Credit Union said “We have a long-standing relationship with Saint Vincent de Paul in our communities and see just how much of an impact they have to the lives of families in our area each year. We are grateful to be able to continue to support their fundraising efforts this year and would like to wish all the SVP staff and volunteers a peaceful 2022.