Cork’s Hamper Packers Christmas Appeal 2022 Last Call

That time of year again, lets share the spirit of Christmas.

Cork’s Hamper Packers Christmas Appeal 2022

Individual Food Hamper parcels are made up for the homeless at Christmas.

If you’d like to donate items for these parcels, the following would be a great help:

Essential foods :

Small jars of Coffee /Tea Small jars of jam/marmalade
Cereal bars/chocolate/sweets Small packs of rice/Cup-a-Soup/   Pot-noodles
Biscuits/crackers Easy to open Tins of: fruit, fish, meat, stews, chicken, etc.

Hygiene items suitable for Men:   toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, combs, shower gels, face-cloths, baby-wipes.

Small items of clothing:  socks, hats, scarfs & gloves. Cigarettes

DROP-OFF POINTS until Monday 12th December

Educare Centre,  Boherbue – Alaine

O’ Regan’s Mill Millstreet – Hannah

Collection in Millstreet Car Park as follows

Friday 9th Dec 1.30 to 3.30 pm  (Carnegie hall side)

Saturday 10th Dec 11.00 to 12.00PM.


Derrinagree Church Car park on

Saturday 10th Dec  at 13h00

This year items will be packed locally into Christmas Hampers and taken to Cork on Thursday 15th  December to be delivered out to the homeless.

Any extras will be given out to the needy, such as Edel house and St Vincent’s at this time.

Thank you once again for supporting this yearly event.

Margaret Crean 087 2212864 (local person)


Baby Massage Classes

Baby Massage Classes – Tureencahill Community Centre
(P51 T663)
Learn how to massage your baby in a relaxed and supportive setting.
Benefits include: improved sleep, helps gas and colic relief, helps with digestion, improves weight gain, relaxing and fun.
Baby Massage helps you to understand baby’s cues & needs. Classes are also a great social outlet as you can meet and chat with other parents. You may feel more confident & relaxed as massaging your baby reduces stress hormones & increases happy hormones.
Taking bookings now for classes starting Jan 2023, suitable for newborns to pre-crawlers.
Contact: Denise Fenton 0877669859


We would like to thank you  the old Comhaltas committee Clare o Leary , Maria Casey ,Caroline Lehane & Nicole Coleman all the best and thank you for all the hard work and dedication ye put in over the years it was very much appreciated. We like to wish the new committee which are Chairperson: Maria Smyth Vice chairperson Cathriona Lynch, Secretary Ashlean Tarrant and treasurers Joanne Barett and Aoife Golden as the best .
End of term session in Corkery’s on the 11th of December for past and present members.
Hope to see ye all there .

Kathleen Murphy – Acknowledge and First Anniversary

Kathleen Murphy – Acknowledge and First Anniversary

Coolikerane, Millstreet, Cork/Newcastle West, Co Limerick

 As we lovingly remember Sister Kathleen Murphy, who passed away on the 5th of December 2021, we the family and Sisters of St. Joseph wish to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us over the past year. We offer thanks to all those who attended her funeral, sent mass cards, online condolences, and gave donations to Milford Hospice.

A special thanks to the amazing staff of Milford Hospice, to the staff of Tarrant’s funeral directors, Davy, Declan, Cora, and the gravediggers. We would also like to thank Canon Jack for the lovely mass, the singers, musicians, Julie Brady and Sharon Lane.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

The anniversary mass will be held on Thursday 8th Dec at 7:30pm.


Mary Byrne (née Tarrant) – Acknowledgement & First Anniversary

Mary Byrne (née Tarrant),  Ahane,  Cullen

Acknowledgement & First Anniversary

As we remember Mary on her first anniversary (9th December 2021) we, her family, would like to thank those who attended Mum’s funeral, those that sent Mass cards, flowers, posted condolences on and who supported us in any way.  Thanks to our kind neighbours and friends who called to the house with food, words of support or just to be there with us.

A special word of thanks to Helen, Siobhán and all the nurses and carers in Araglen House Nursing Home for their excellent care of Mary while she was in residence. We would also like to thank Mary’s GPs, Dr Walsh and Dr Payne for their care of Mum.

Thanks to Tarrant’s Funeral Directors, Davy, Declan and Cora for their professionalism and support during this difficult time.  Sincere thanks to Canon Jack Fitzgerald who celebrated Mary’s funeral Mass, Joan O’ Donoghue for organising the Church and Jerry Doody for the wonderful singing and music.

As it is impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgment as an expression of our deepest gratitude.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.