John Smyth, Corrineary, Drum, Scotshouse, Monaghan

The death has occurred of John Smyth
Corrineary, Drum, Scotshouse, Monaghan, H16 AP58

The death has occurred of John Smyth, Corrineary, Drum, Scotshouse, Co. Monaghan, 30th June 2023, peacefully in the excellent care of the staff at Cavan General Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Margaret. Much loved father of Sinéad, Siobháin, Aileen, Brian and Diarmuid. Sadly missed by his sons-in-law John, Kevin and Graham, and daughters-in-law Laura and Jude, grandchildren Caolán, Emily, Seán, Eoghan, Méabh, Tiarnán, Donnchadh and Sadhbh, sisters, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

John will journey from Martin’s Family Room on Saturday (1st July) at 11am and will repose at the family home, Corrineary, Drum, Scotshouse (H16 AP58), from 4pm to 8pm, with removal on Sunday morning at 10:00am to arrive at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Scotshouse, for 10:30am Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private Sunday morning, please.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed at the following link – John Smyth Funeral Mass

The Consolation link is HERE.

John was the beloved husband of the late Margaret Looney, formerly of Minor Row, Millstreet, Co. Cork.


Jerry McSweeney’s Interview Regarding Jerry Kavanagh’s Music

Here we share the second example of our recently broadcasted “Radio Treasures” Interviews on a newly formed Cork Music Station YouTube Podcast Channel  created with the very kind and expert assistance of Bernard Crowley.  The intention is to add more content on this Channel from broadcasts on Cork Music Station including segments from “Radio Treasures” (Tuesdays 9.10pm to 11.30pm) and other CMS Broadcasts.  The second of these items is an interview with Jerry McSweeney of Manchester and a native of Killarney Road, Millstreet pictured throughout the video on his recent visit to Millstreet Museum where he very generously presented two audio CDs of the fiddle/violin music of the late and great Jerry Kavanagh to Millstreet Museum.   We invite you to listen to our 15 minute Interview with Jerry and we also include one of Jerry Kavanagh’s tunes entitled “King of the Fairies”.  Happy listening! (S.R.)

Jerry McSweeney of Manchester and Killarney Road, Millstreet – presenting two wonderfully historic CDs of the original fiddle music of the late and great Jerry Kavanagh. Jerry was recently visiting his native Millstreet.  Enjoy listening to Jerry’s very interesting 15 minute Interview also including the superb music of Jerry Kavanagh.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 2nd July 2023



The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd July 2023

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet


All Masses are livestreamed on

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

10.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

RECENT DEATHS: Mary Carr, Shanaknuck, Rylane & London; John O’Sullivan, Laught; Angelica Bass; Germany; Brian Pickering, Wilshire.

 Mass Intentions this Weekend:

 Saturday 1st July:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Noreen Downing, Killarney & Millstreet (First Anniversary)

Sunday 2nd July:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. Kathleen Dineen, Ballydaly (First Anniversary) Nora Horgan, Ballydaly;  Christy Philpott, Ballydaly.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Mary Lehane, Main Street (Recently deceased);  Tim & Agnes Kiely, The Bridge.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Murphy, Flintfield; Eileen Cronin, Dromnahilla; Charles Barry, Murphy’s Terrace; Brendan Hickey, Main Street; Denis Healy, Killarney Road; Eugie O’Connell, Dooneen; Rev. Fr. Brendan O’Hare, Cloghoulamore & USA; Joan Daly, Mallow; Paddy & Nora O’Connell, London; Jim Burke, Kilnamartyra.

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 8th July:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Con & Eileen Murphy, Killowen

Sunday 9th July:

Cullen   9.30a.m. Bridget Hickey and Val & Katie O’Leary, Cullen;  Eileen & Peter Cronin, Knockduff;  The deceased members of the O’Mahony Family, Clonakilty.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Sheila Creedon, Aubane (First Anniversary)

Exposition Of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday in Millstreet Church from 10.30a.m. to 7.30p.m.

LEGION OF MARY every Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 7.30p.m.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Fr. Fitzgerald will make First Friday Calls for the month of July during the coming week.

PASTORAL AREA PRIEST ON DUTY: Sunday 2nd July: Fr. Pat O’Donnell (064) 7758026/ (086) 8351732. Sunday 9th July: Fr. Joe Tarrant (064) 7751104/(086) 3978642

Rotas for next weekend 8th & 9th July


Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Eimear Buckley Group D: M. Dennehy; M. Coleman; M. O’Keeffe; A. O’Sullivan.
  11.30 a.m. Eileen O’Sullivan Group C: K. Kelleher; M. O’Sullivan-Casey; B. Fitzgerald; M. Buckley.  
Cullen 9.30 a.m. Gillian McCarthy Mary O’Leary

Millstreet Church: Mass times this week unless there is a funeral.

Mass on Monday (3rd) for Hannah & Charles Barry, Murphy’s Terrace at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday (4th) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (5th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

No Mass on Thursday 6th July

Friday 7th July: Funeral Mass for Brian Pickering, England at 2.00p.m.  Mass at 7.30p.m. for Hannah O’Regan, Claramore (First Anniversary); Jack & Joan Healy, Minor Row; Patsy Tarrant, Coole. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 2nd July 2023”

John O’Sullivan, Laught, Rathcoole

The death has occurred of John O’Sullivan, Laught, Rathcoole, Co. Cork.

Laught, Rathcoole, Mallow, Co. Cork. On June 28th 2023, peacefully, at home, in the presence of his loving family.  John, beloved husband and best friend for 63 years of Kathleen (née Murphy, Coolikerane, Millstreet). Dear father of Michael (Mikey Joe) and brother of Ted (Ovens) and the late Chrissie O’Riordan (Dromsicane, Millstreet). Sadly missed by his heartbroken wife, son, brother, daughter-in-law Karen (née Roche, Carriganima) his adored grandchildren Kate and Jack, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in St John’s Church, Dromagh (P51W983), on Friday, 30th June, from 6pm to 8 pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Messages of sympathy can be left on the condolence link HERE.