Fr. Tommy McCarthy, Clontarf, Dublin

Monsignor Dan O’Connor (Dublin, Macroom, Millstreet) has kindly alerted us recently to the sad departure of Fr. Tommy McCarthy of St. Anthony’s Clontarf, Dublin to his Eternal Reward.    Fr. Tommy’s Grandfather was Jerry Cahill who was Manager of Millstreet Creamery many decades ago.     Jerry’s daughter, Peggy married Cal McCarthy who had come to Millstreet as Assistant Creamery Manager.   Peggy and Cal were the parents of Fr. Tommy.   We share the full notice below.   Fr. Tommy was P.P. of Cabra West, Dublin at one point of his ministry.  He is believed to be one of the first Priests to obtain a Pilot’s Licence.    He was also Chaplain to Dublin Airport.   We extend our sincere sympathy and prayers to the Family.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  (S.R.) 

The death has occurred of Fr. Tommy McCarthy, Clontarf, Dublin.

McCarthy, Fr. Tommy (formerly Blackheath Park, Clontarf), 5th August 2022, (peacefully) in the wonderful care of the staff of the Hawthorn Ward, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, after a short illness, borne with strength and dignity. Predeceased by his parents Cal and Peg and his brothers John and Fr. Derry. Adored brother of ‘the twins’ Cathal and Áine (Threadgold). He will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Chris, sister-in-law Colette, his nieces and nephew, grandnieces and grandnephews, his cousins, his extended family and his large circle of colleagues and friends.

May he rest in eternal peace

Removal on Tuesday morning (9th August) to St. Anthony’s Church, St. Lawrence’s Road, Clontarf, for Requiem Mass at 11.30 o’clock. Funeral thereafter to St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton.

Mass can be viewed live on the Parish Website:

Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Hospice Cancer Support Group.   Condolences link is HERE.

A Big Thanks from Bumbleance for your Support

Willie Fitzgerald would like to inform People of a Communication that he received from Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service Group Thanking People for the Support shown after the recent Fundraiser Car Run and Go Fund Me Page that was held for the Group,a Total of €3,858.46 was the Final Figure Collected and Bumbleance were most appreciative ofvtge Support they got in a Letter and Card that was forwarded on from them,it is the intention that Millstreet Vintage Club and Cork Music Station will put there support behind a Similar Venture again in 2023.

Open Day at Chapel Hill School of Art, Macroom on Sat., 20th August 2022

Open Day!

Celebrating the Relaunch
of Chapel Hill School of Art
Chapel Hill, Macroom,
P12 E020

To celebrate the Art School re-opening for classes in September, Chapel Hill School of Art in
Macroom is hosting an fun, free Open Day August 20th from 12.30 to 4pm.
In partnership with The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and
Media and Cork County Council with Heritage Week, Cork Craft Month and August Craft
Month, a series of Heritage based workshops and demonstrations will be showcased for
your enjoyment on the spacious grounds and buildings on Chapel Hill. Free Event…….All Welcome!

One of Many Special Tributes to Jerry Corkery, Ballydaly Upper

We thank Brian Lynch for alerting us to a magnificent tribute on Facebook which his brother, Patrick who lives in Indiana, USA, has paid to the late Jerry Corkery, Ballydaly Upper.   Here we share the heartfelt tribute:

Jerry Corkery passed earlier this week and it felt like a large part of my earliest memories had also left.
He was my Dad’s best friend, and living only two fields away, a regular visitor to our home.
Always immaculately dressed, he would pop in to say a quick ‘hello’ or engage in some intellectual sparring with my dad on politics or some current affair.
Jerry was my Godfather, and a frequent contributor on birthdays, communion, confirmation, and other big events. He helped fund my ‘communion’ bike (a high nelly from Jerry Horgan), and my ‘confirmation bike’ (10 speed Raleigh Medale). For the annual Millstreet Horse Show, he found a way to get me a few pound notes to ‘get some sweets’ as the show was a high-dollar event for my young wallet.
Of course Jerry loved horses, so this was a big event for him too.
Some of my earliest and warmest memories are traveling to Cork or Killarney for a football match, seemingly always between Cork and Kerry. Traveling in a green Land Cruiser with bench seats in the back, Andrew and I would be on one side, John and Thomas on the other, all of us draped in Cork red and white. Jerry and my Dad would occupy the front seats, happily chatting the drive away.
Eurovision is another strong memory, a lot of Lynch kids with a lot of Corkery kids in the living room, drinking tea and watching Johnny Logan make history with ‘What’s Another Year?’
I was often to be found at the Corkery house, hanging around with John, annoying Willie O’ Sullivan, borrowing tools, occasionally a tractor, (and on one memorable occasion with my dad, we borrowed a bull). Despite my too-frequent presence, I only ever saw Jerry angry once: given I had just hit his wall backwards whilst practicing my rally driving in an old Mk2 Escort, I had surely earned it.
For the past 30 years or so I have been an infrequent visitor to Ballydaly, but would see Jerry from time to time. I expect he must have missed my dad, and one reflects on them together again, probably discussing politics.
I last saw Jerry in February, and though the years were evident, he was still Jerry Corkery. On my wall, here in Indiana, I have a framed photo of 1957 Ballydaly Duhallow Championship team, and along with other warriors of the time It is easy to identify Jerry and my dad, both in their prime. Sadly, many of their fellow players have also passed.
On social media, as the sad news broke, ‘Gentleman’ was a consistent comment. Jerry was indeed a gentleman, and a kind man. I was desperately sorry to hear of his passing, and know he will be missed by Mary, his family and grandkids.
RIP, Jerry. You were a big part of our lives.”