“Radio Treasures” Tonight 9.15pm to 11.30pm

 On this Tuesday – 12th Dec. 2023 … preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme from the  splendid Archival Show where the focus is on West Cork at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night at 11pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.15 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.  Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation @gmail.com or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.  (S.R.)     At 10pm we feature special Interviews.  And of course we have all our regular features.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  Happy Listening.  (S.R.)

Jerry, Con and John brought their All-Ireland Quiz Cup to Cloghoula N.S..
A section of the wonderful attendance at the Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s Friday night Presentation by Pat McCarron of Bandon (holding the Millstreet Calendar).
Dubby Twomey at The Square on 8th Dec. 2023.
Entirely magical!
Randles Family Home in the wonderful Christmas spirit at Minor Row, Millstreet.
Colourful West End, Millstreet, at Christmas.

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Willie O’Shea Islanderagh, Rathmore, Kerry

The death has occurred of Willie O’Shea Islanderagh, Rathmore, Kerry


Willie O’Shea, Islanderagh, Rathmore, Co. Kerry and formerly Millstreet, Co. Cork passed away on Tuesday 12th December with his family, in the excellent care of the staff in the Palliative Care Unit of University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by his mother Phylis, father Billy, sisters Helen and Margaret and brother Philip. Beloved husband of Helen (Nee Browne) and loving father to Martin, Jacintha, Samantha and Jason and father-in-law to Clare and Barry and Jason’s partner Michelle. Sadly missed by his sisters Grace and Paula, brothers Dermot, Gerard, Tim and John, grandchildren Jack, Tomas, Hannah and Ruby, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, kind neighbours and circle of friends.

May he Rest In Peace

Private Rosary at his home on Wednesday, 13th Dec. Reposing at O’Keeffe’s Funeral Home, Rathmore, on Thursday, 14th Dec., from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Friday, 15th December at 11am in St. Joseph’s Church, Rathmore followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Willie’s Funeral Mass can be viewed live by clicking on the following link st-josephs-church-rathmore – MCN (mcnmedia.tv). Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry. If you wish to leave a message of sympathy, please click on the RIP Condolences page 

First Anniversary and Acknowledgement, Daniel (Dan) O’Connell, Millstreet & Clonbanin

First Anniversary and Acknowledgement

Daniel (Dan) O’Connell

Millstreet & Clonbanin


 Aged 31 years

It is with deep sadness that Daniel’s family mark the first anniversary of his passing.

Daniel was taken from us suddenly on Tuesday 13th December 2022.

Heartfelt thanks to Elaine Flynn and Michael Cleary, the First Responders, Paramedics, Fire Services and all who worked so hard in trying to preserve Daniel’s life following the tragic road traffic collision. We are eternally grateful for all your help.

We offer our sincere gratitude to all those who attended Daniel’s removal and funeral. Some travelled long distances in very inclement weather conditions as a mark of respect for Daniel and to be with us, it is very much appreciated.  Also a huge thank you to all who offered condolences, sent mass cards, messages, letters, wreaths, brought gifts to the house and to all those who shared and acknowledged our grief.

We wish to express our deep appreciation to all who took part in Daniel’s funeral service. To Canon John Fitzgerald and Fr. Donal O’Riordan for celebrating a beautiful funeral Mass. To his friends that took mementos of his life to the alter, the readers, singers and musicians, Margaret O’Farrell and the Cronin Family (Daniel’s Cousins). To Sharon for arranging prayers and mass booklet and to sacristan Julie for all your help, it is very much appreciated.

A very special thanks to Tarrant’s Funeral Services Davy, Cora and Declan for their outstanding professionalism, help, advice and support at such a very difficult time.

Thanks to the management and staff of the Wallis Arms Hotel for a wonderful service following Daniel’s funeral and to Ursula and staff of the Clara Inn who accommodated us after.

We are most grateful to Daniel’s friends for sharing fond memories of Daniel, there was some lovely recall and it is a great help to us in the grieving process.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually please accept this acknowledgement of our sincere appreciation. Your kindness, compassion and support will always be remembered.  The holy sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

Daniel’s First Anniversary Mass will take place in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 6.15pm on Saturday 16th December 2023

Deep in our hearts your memory is kept

To love, to cherish, and never forget.

Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasal

Eily’s Report – 12th December

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

I usually look out, actually step out first thing every morning, no matter what the weather. I like to fill my lungs with the fresh air, it’s gets my system going for the day. Following a severe weather forecast as I went to bed, I eyed a few details around the place to see if I’d suffered any damage. Lucky for me, there was none and I said a little prayer of thanks to God. But there were a couple of signs that showed that some severe gushes passed my way. Tubs full of wet compost etc. were lying over, the first time ever.  It was all calm and dry when I went out, there was a perky blackbird searching for food in the garden.  Picking away as if all was well with  him. I spent a little time observing him, looking so together not a feather out of place. I couldn’t help asking him, where did he sleep last night? Later the robin appeared as I had my breakfast, looking at him outside my window the same question came into my mind. Where did you find solace during the long hours of darkness and storm. Where do they set up home ,how can they find a place that will be safe and dry ,and will stand up to the raging   gushes of wind. Especially during the long months of Winter when the trees have shed their foliage and hedges all cut down. The rapid changes in temperatures and weather conditions a continuous challenge. It’s hard to imagine the we had heavy frost in the middle of last night (Sunday) A friend who had a call of nature in the very early hours saw a bright starry sky with ice on her windows. We could pull up another blanket but  but what can our friends in the wild do. Maybe not all of them make it, but those who do are worthy of great praise for the way they brush themselves off and look all neat and refreshed to face the new day. We really do owe them a little of our time plus a few nuts or crumbs, don’t we?

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Kids Christmas Movie Night in Aubane Community Centre happening on next Friday December 15th

Aubane Social Club are holding a Christmas Kids Movie Night on next Friday December 15th from 6pm to 8pm in Aubane Community Centre (P51 EP49)

Entry €5 per Child/€10 per Family 


Sr. Ita Higgins, Millstreet & Bruree

The death has occurred of Sr. Ita Higgins, Millstreet, Co. Cork / Bruree, Co. Limerick.

The death has occurred of Sr. Ita Higgins, Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane, Millstreet, Co. Cork, on December 11th 2023, very peacefully, in her 101st year, in the tender and loving care of all at Beech Lodge Care Facility, Bruree. Very deeply regretted by her Infant Jesus sisters, her nieces Bebhinn Marten and Orla Murphy, her nephews Colm Murphy and Joseph Higgins, her relatives and friends.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

Sr Ita’s funeral will arrive at 10.45am, Wednesday (13th) to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by burial afterwards to Drishane Cemetery. Sr Ita’s Requiem Mass will be live-streamed on https://www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

Messages of sympathy can be left in the Condolences section HERE.