Parish Newsletter – 19th November, 2017

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
19th November, 2017
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS:   Willie Cronin, Knocknakilla

 MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEKEND:
Saturday 18th November:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Sheila Sherlock, Drishane View
Sunday 19th November:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                            The deceased members of the Carroll Family, Coolinarne
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           Maura & the deceased members of the Cronin Family, Knockduff
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Jerome O’Hare, Coole

ANNIVERSARIES:  Breda & Pat Broderick, Clara Road; Paddy Kelleher, Station Road; Mary O’Regan, Station Road;  Tommy O’Connor, Minor Row; Cormac Dineen, Mill Road;  Hannah O’Regan, Main Streeet; Julie Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Nellie Kelleher, Lackabawn; Peggy Cronin, Cullen; Jeremiah Fitzgerald, Knocknageeha; Mick Hugh O’Connor, Mologhroe.    [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 19th November, 2017”

Women’s Little Christmas Ball 2017/18

The Wallis Arms – Womens Christmas Celebration
An Excellent Event Each year.
Proceeds go to Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS) Millstreet. Tickets are now available to be purchased at the Wallis Arms. Only a limited number available – so purchase early to avoid disappointment. [fb]

Minor Camogie County Semi Final

Result: Millstreet 3:10(19) Fr. O Neills 5:8(23) 🙁

Millstreet Minor Camogie team are playing against Fr. O’Neills in the County Championship Semi-Final, tonight Friday 17th Nov. in Eire Óg @ 7.30pm.
Please come out an support the team. The best of luck to Seanie & the girls! [1]


[read more …] “Minor Camogie County Semi Final”

Art Exhibition opens

Milllstreet’s Bertie and Bill Buckley are currently hosting an Art and Wood Exhibition showcasing a fascinating display over four days with the public welcome to attend. The pop up gallery is a must on the staging at Pat McCarthy’s former TV Shop, in The Square, Millstreet.
Opening night drew a representative attendance from across Duhallow with a cheese and wine reception greeting patrons. Many of Bertie’s exhibits depicts local landmarks and nature, also featured at the exhibition are wood carvings by Bill Buckley from Lyre.
The event continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm daily.


[read more …] “Art Exhibition opens”

Millstreet Camogie Club Social

This year has been a great one for the Millstreet Camogie Club, with U14s and U16s both reaching the County Championship Semi Finals, the Minors are playing in the Semi Final next weekend and of course the great win from our Junior team!

To celebrate these successes we will be having a Social in Killarney Avenue on Thursday 28th Dec. To book your tickets at a great value of €20 per person text 0868739768.
We really hope past club players, trainers and committee members will come and celebrate with us.

We will also be having our Annual night at the Wallis Arms for the younger girls on Jan. 20th. Tickets go on sale next week. We hope to see you all there!

Glen Theatre Drama Group hit the stage

The Glen Theatre Drama Group host the hilarious comedy “Off the Hook” this coming weekend with shows confirmed for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Nov. 17-19). Once again, the Banteer Group with a key Millstreet involvement are proving that there is no substitute for live entertainment in their latest production under director Cathy Bailey. Early booking is advised for “Off the Hook” , tickets can be pre-booked at the Glen Theatre Box Office at 029-56239.

[read more …] “Glen Theatre Drama Group hit the stage”

Death Notice: William Cronin, Knocknakilla

The death has occurred of William Cronin, Knocknakilla, Millstreet, Cork. Peacefully, at his home, in the presence of his loving family. Husband of the late Eileen and brother of the late Tommy and Peggy. Loving father of Marian (Donovan), Ena, Dominic, Donal, Patrick, Margaret (Brennan), Fintan, Breda (Lucey), and Billy. Sadly missed by his loving sons, daughters, sons-in-law, Conor, Aidan and Dan daughters-in-law Catherine, Joan, Mary, Lisa and Claire, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters May and Eileen brothers Jeremiah and Joe, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, and friends. May He Rest in Peace
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Wednesday from 5pm followed by removal at 8pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [1]

Denis set to retire as Keeper of the Blarney Stone

The man takes a hold of me as I lie down on my back. I grab two metal poles behind me and start to arch myself until my head is perpendicular to the rest of my body. The man then starts to lower me down into a hole in the floor. This is not the most natural of feelings but these are the things you do to kiss the most famous stone in Ireland.

The man’s name is Dennis – I guess it’s appropriate to at least be on a first name basis with someone holding me so intimately as I share my saliva (albeit with an inanimate object). He’s seen his fair share of strange things from his perch up here on the top of Blarney Castle.

“When someone takes a dive at the stone,” is his answer when I ask about weird things that happen.

“It never happens with a lady, it’s always with a man. He comes down here, he’s very quiet and nothing happens and when he comes here, it’s a dive he does. And he’s never small. He’s always big. I can’t tell you the words I use in my own mind – they’re not gracious words!” [1]

Thanks to Gillian who let us know that today’s newspapers featured Millstreet man Denis Cronin who is set to retire from his role of Keeper of the Blarney Stone after 13 years of holding thousands of visitors each day as they hope to gain the gift of the gab. [Irish Examiner] [Journal.ie]. The very best to Denis, who you can often meet in their local shop in Millstreet – An Siopa Deas.

[read more …] “Denis set to retire as Keeper of the Blarney Stone”

Tidy Towns Present Awards

A feel good factor surrounded the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards presentation at a pleasant function hosted in the Clara Inn. The enthusiastic Millstreet Tidy Towns Association earned an impressive six marks increase to 314 for 2017, those marks are hard earned, the Millstreet Association thrilled with the rate of progress. The Millstreet Awards function saluted local effort, best Commercial Frontage was awarded to Noel C Duggan with Reen’s Pharmacy highly commended. Taking the Best Town House was Lawrence McSweeney, Drishane Road; earning high commendation were Michael and Joan Sheehan, Minor Row – article thanks to John Tarrant 

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Parish Newsletter – 12th November, 2017

PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
12th November, 2017

CANON JOHN FITZGERALD P.P.
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948

EMAIL:  <email>    http://WWW.DIOCESEOFKERRY.IE
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00A.M.-1.00P.M. & 2.00P.M.-5.00P.M.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of:

RECENT DEATHS:   Noreen O’Connor, Boherbue; Mary Moloney (nee Daly), Durrus & New Jersey.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Saturday 11th November:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                                  Denis Sheehan, Kanturk
Sunday 12th November:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                                            Lilly & Dan Guerin, The Shop, Ballydaly
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                                           Neily & Peggy O’Sullivan & the deceased members of the O’Sullivan family, Hollymount.
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                                          Jim & Betty Fitzgerald, Murphy’s Terrace

ANNIVERSARIES:  Tim Buckley, Murphy’s Terrace; Mary Fitzgerald, Clara Road; Peg & Paddy Coleman, Minor Row; Sheila Kelleher, The Laurels; Jer, Julia & Tim Coleman, Minor Row; Arthur O’Keeffe, Mill View; Hannah Mary Riordan, Main Street; Brenda Kirk, West End;  Tom Pomeroy, Willowbrook; Mary Fitzgerald, Cloghoulamore; Hannah Tarrant, Liscreagh;  Margaret O’Leary, Ploverfield; Sheila Murphy, Cahirbarnagh; Canon Eugene O’Sullivan & Fr. Pat Joe O’Sullivan, Gortavehy;  Neily Cahill, Rathmore & England; Mary & Danny Buckley, Scartaglin; Gene Sheehan, Dublin & Millstreet.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 12th November, 2017”

Death Notice: Mary Buckley, Dromahoe

The death has occurred on Wednesday 8th November 2017 of Mary Buckley, Dromahoe, Dromagh, Cork. Peacefully in Padre Pio Nursing Home, Churchtown. Survived by her sister Josephine, nieces Marie and Bernadette, nephews Joseph, Anthony, Oliver, Adrian and Richard, cousins, friends and neighbours. May She Rest In Peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Sunday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [1]

In Other News: 10th November 2017

RICH v POOR: ‘Growing divide between communities will destroy rural Ireland’ warns Cork TD – Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, and Party Chief Whip, Michael Moynihan has today criticised the Government for its failure to secure the future of small and medium sizes rural towns that were hit the hardest during the recession…

ALPS have a number of positions at present: Production Operatives, Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Technician, Test Engineer, and Backshift Technical Supervisor…

Joanne O’Riordan’s Column: Leeside Shine has never been brighter – Cork City women’s team have literally gone from zeros to Cup-winning heroes…

Our Minor Camogie Team is into the County Semi Final, while our U21 Hurlers are through to the Duhallow Quarter Final.

Creepy Costumes, Frightening Faces and Fashion Show Fun for Halloween at St. Brendan’s NS…

National Dairy show champion only eight miles from Dublin’s O’Connell Street – report from the event with all the results…

[read more …] “In Other News: 10th November 2017”

Huge Demonstration at Moll Carthy’s

Ahead of this evening’s table quiz at Moll Carthy’s Bridge, we briefly look back at an event when 6,000 people converged on Moll Carthy’s:

“On January 23 (1887), an enthusiastic demonstration under the auspices of the National League was held at Moll Carthy’s Bridge, situated eight miles from the town of Kanturk. There was an enormous assemblage, estimated at 6,000 persons. There were two brass bands and several fife and dram bands in attendance, accompanied by contingents from all the surrounding branches of the League, including Banteer, Dromagh, Dromtarriff, Millstreet, Ballyvourney, Carrigenema, Newmarket, Ballyclough, Lyre, Kilcorney, and Nadd. A large force of police under the Millstreet district inspector was present. A Government note-taker was also present and took notes of the speeches.” – from the NZ Tablet

Mass Movement in Kilcorney

Pictured transporting church pews from St. Nicholas’ Church to the Kilcorney Community Centre are Pat Sheehan (driver), Tadhg Sheehan and Danny Sheehan. Due to damage caused by Hurricane Ophelia recently, all Masses are now celebrated in the Community Centre, until repairs are completed.
[read more …] “Mass Movement in Kilcorney”

In Pictures – 10th November 2017


Autumn is flying, and winter will be coming soon. There have been some lovely bright days and not much wind, allowing people to get out and about. Tony took some stunning photos of Millstreet, showing up the lovely autumn colours. Click on the photo above to see the wonderful detail in each of his photos. In Pictures this week actually covers a few weeks, and is as varied as ever, from sport, to streetscapes, landscapes, visitors, animals, the Dairy Show, the Young Riders Show, and much more. See the photos below: [read more …] “In Pictures – 10th November 2017”

Monsignor Slattery

I remember Monsignor Slattery when i was a boy
His stories on life and nature were a source for joy
Memories of his visits to our classroom are with me today
And for as long as i live with me are bound for to stay

He had so many stories on the creatures of nature to us for to tell
That if published in book form they would readily sell
He advised us to animals and birds to be kind
Since in the image of god they too have been designed

A devout and friendly person free of conceit and guile
With the warmth of kindness in his beautiful smile
He does not deserve to fade from memory
Since he was everything a man of god should be
[read more …] “Monsignor Slattery”