Millstreet Christmas Lights 2020

🎅  Usually this time of year, the Millstreet Christmas Lights committee would be preparing for their Annual Church Gate collection and getting their sponsorship letters ready to send to all the local businesses. However, this year is a lot different! There is no collection, and it doesn’t feel right to ask the businesses that have (and still are) facing uncertain times for donations.

🎄  We hope by setting up this , it’ll allow all locals, near and far, to donate a small amount as easily as possible. Please click on the following link to support us.

Our Credit Union account is also available for those who wish to donate directly:
CU Account No.: 55654/24
IBAN: IE54MATN99221205565405

And as always donations can be handed into:
~ Niamh @ Wordsworth
~ Noreen @ Noirín’s Boutique
~ Catherine @ Dick Pomeroy & Co Auctioneers

⛄️  We have a surprise or two up our sleeves for this year and can’t wait for everyone (especially the children!) to see!

— Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee

Jane Coffey (née Twomey), Waterville & Millstreet

The death has occurred of Jane Coffey (née Twomey), Clodragh, Mastergeehy, Waterville, Kerry / Millstreet, Cork. On 15 September 2020, peacefully, at her residence, surrounded by her loving children. Jane Coffey, Clodragh, Mastergeehy, Waterville, Co. Kerry and late of Millstreet, Co. Cork. Predeceased by her husband James (Larry) Coffey. Sadly missed by her children; Jane, Philip, Ita and James; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours. Rest In Peace.

Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral Mass for Jane Coffey will take place for family and close friends on Thursday morning at 11 o’clock in Our Lady of the Valley Church, Cillín Liath, for family and close friends. Burial afterwards in St. Finian’s Cemetery, Waterville. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to Kerry Palliative Care. [rip]

The children would like to sincerely thank the Palliative Care Service, Community Nursing and Home Help for enabling her to pass peacefully at home.
Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but are unable to do so due to the current restrictions, please leave a message in the RIP Condolences page.

Sr. Martha (Mary) Hickey, Infant Jesus Sister

The death has occurred of Sr. Martha (Mary) Hickey, Beech Lodge Nursing Home, Bruree, Limerick / Ballingarry, Limerick / Millstreet, Cork. Sr. Martha (Mary) Hickey, Drishane, Millstreet, Co. Cork and formerly Ballybiggane, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick, August 18th 2020. Very peacefully in her 104th year, in the tender and loving care of the Matron and staff of Beech Lodge Nursing Home, Bruree. Pre-deceased by her brothers Jim, Maurice, Tadhg, Sean and her sisters Sheila, Bridie and Monica. Very deeply regretted by the Infant Jesus Sisters (Drishane) and her community at St. Joseph’s, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces of the Maloney, Keane and Hickey families. May She Rest in Peace. [rip]

In compliance with current guidelines, Sr. Martha’s funeral will be confined to family and close friends. Reposing at Daffy’s Funeral Home, Kilmallock, this Wednesday evening from 6 pm followed by evening prayer at 7 pm. Funeral arriving Thursday for 12 noon Requiem Mass at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Bruree, followed by burial afterwards at the Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.

103-year-old Limerick nun, who beat Covid-19, sadly passes away (Limerick Leader)

[read more …] “Sr. Martha (Mary) Hickey, Infant Jesus Sister”

John Kelleher, Aubane

The death has occurred of John Kelleher, Aubane, Millstreet, Cork. John passed away suddenly at home. Beloved husband of Kathleen and loving father of Margaret, Billy, Karen, Donal, Denis, John, Declan and Brian. Devoted grandad of Megan, Aaron, Ciara, Lauren, Adam, Connor, Noah, Henry and Libby. John will be sadly missed by his family, son-in-law Richard, daughters-in-law Ann and Carol, partners Rosie, Declan and Lisa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. [rip]

Due to HSE guidelines regarding funeral gatherings, John’s funeral Mass will take place privately for his immediate family and friends at 12 noon on Thursday 13th August in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.  Those who would like to express condolences with the family are invited to do so on the RIP Condolences Page.


Noreen McDermott (née Cronin), Wexford & Millstreet

The death has occurred of Noreen McDermott (née Cronin), Kyle, Crossabeg, Wexford / Millstreet, Cork. Beloved wife of Kevin, loving mother of James and Ronan, sister of Kitty, Sean and PJ. Sadly missed by her loving husband, sons, sister, brothers, daughter-in-law Jessica, sister-in-law Phil, godchildren Suzanne and Denis, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and good friends. May She Rest In Peace. [rip]

Due to Government advice regarding public gatherings, a private family funeral will take place on Thursday. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but due to current restrictions cannot, please leave a personal message in the RIP Conlolences Page.

Monica Shanahan (née Geoghegan), Cullen, Charleville & Ennis

The death has occurred of Monica Shanahan (née Geoghegan), Coalpits, Cullen, Cork / Charleville, Cork / Ennis, Clare. Peacefully, at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law Patricia and John Moynihan. Wife of the late Patsy, sister of the late Sr Ambrose, Matt, Ollie and Thomas. Deeply regretted by her daughters Eileen (Hughes), Anne-Marie (Keane), Patricia (Moynihan), son Jimmy, sisters Kathleen, Phil, Anne, Clair, Ita and Martina, brothers Pat, Tony, John and Cyril, sons-in-law Paddy, John and Stanley, grandchildren Séan, Laura, Monica, Seamus, Sinead, Deirdre, Patrick, Michael, Mary-Anne, Maggie, Anna and Humphrey, great-granddaughter Áine, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace. [rip]

Monica’s funeral cortège will travel from her daughter’s residence to The Church of the Nativity, Cullen, Co Cork on Tuesday morning for a private funeral mass at 11:30am in line with HSE guidelines. For those wishing to watch the funeral Mass, they can do so on Burial after the Mass at St Ita’s Graveyard, Killeedy, Ashford, Co Limerick. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Dick Dineen, Macroom and Kilcorney

The death has occurred of Richard (Dick) Dineen, New Street, Macroom, Cork / Kilcorney, Cork

Dineen (New Street, Macroom and formerly of Ivale, Kilcorney): On July 31, 2020, at C.U.H, RICHARD (Dick), beloved husband of Katie (nee Madigan), dear father of Kathleen, Tony and Margaret (Healy) and brother of the late Angie (Buckley) and Peggy (Foley). Deeply regretted by his loving wife, family, brother Mikey (Millstreet), daughter-in-law Fionnuala, son-in-law Conor, sister-in-law Margaret, grandchildren Orla, Tony, Niamh, Éabha, Laura, Ciara and Sophie, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Dicks’s Funeral Mass will be available on on Sunday at 2pm. A private funeral will take pace due to government advice regarding public gatherings. Those who would have liked to attend the Funeral but due to current restrictions cannot, please leave a personal message on the RIP Condolence Page. Family flowers only please. May he rest in peace.

John Kelleher, Mountleader

The death has occurred of John Kelleher, Mountleader, Millstreet, Co. Cork. (Former Ambulance Driver). Peacefully in the presence of his family and in the excellent care of the Matron and staff of Millstreet Community Hospital. Sadly missed by his wife Margaret, children Anna, Jim and Mark. Predeceased by his son John. Sadly missed by his son-in-law John Sheahan, daughter-in-law Joanne, grandchildren Gary, Brian, Darren, Cara, Scarlett, Kate, John and Aisling, great-grandchildren Jack, Tadgh and Danny. [rip]

Due to current government guidelines a private Funeral Mass will be take place on Thursday at 12 noon. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

John pictured in uniform at Mount Leader , Millstreet.
John photographed at Millstreet Community Hospital in early 1990s.
John as Sportsman Supreme in 1965.

Intermediate Championship: Millstreet v St. Finbarr’s

Bon Secours Cork GAA Intermediate A Football Championship Round 1

Millstreet 2-18 St Finbarr’s 1-7

2:30pm Sunday July 26th 2020
in Carrigadrohid

(Watch the game in the below video)

[read more …] “Intermediate Championship: Millstreet v St. Finbarr’s”

Elizabeth (Betty) Forde, Claraghmore

The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Betty) Forde, Claraghmore, Millstreet, Cork. Formerly of Direen and Ballyclough. Peacefully, in the care of The Mercy University Hospital. Elizabeth, sadly missed by her loving children Patrick, Mary, Nora and Michealjohn, her grandchildren Amber, Killian, Jordan, Erin, Josh, Jamie, Inola, Freya and Con, daughter-in-law Aisling, Ambers’ Fiancé Jack, her nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, friends and neighbours. [rip]

Private funeral Mass Tuesday, 21st July, at 11am in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by burial to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP condolence page.

Parish Newsletter – 19th July 2020

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th July, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet
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:

RECENT DEATHS:  Julie Keating, Sycamore Drive; Eileen Cronin, Model Farm Road; Maureen Murphy-Lynch, New Jersey.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Seamus O’Sullivan, Rathduane
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Bridget & John O’Leary, Gortavehy & Connie McSweeney, Gortavehy
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Mary & Jimmy Walsh, Knocknageeha
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                        Anne Keane, Pound Hill

Anniversaries:     Liam O’Driscoll, Lackabawn; Maura O’Sullivan, Main Street; Brendan Hickey, Main Street; Dorothy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Kathleen Murphy, Murphy’s Terrace; Sheila Casey, Clara; Peg Casey, Clara; Breda Hickey, Claraghatlea; Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy; Pat Joe, J.J. & Mike Lehane; Julia McSweeney, Flintfield; Joan Guerin, Knocknagullane;  Mary O’Sullivan, Knocknageeha; Michael Moynihan, Coalpits; Deceased members of the Hickey family, Gortnacreeha; Betty O’Callaghan, Banteer;  Mary & the deceased members of the Lucey family, Canovee; Bridget Kirby, Dooradoyle; John & Jenny Collins, Dunmanway; Patrick & Mary Murphy, their son Pat Joe & daughter Sheila O’Farrell, Dunmanway.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 19th July 2020”

Return of Public Mass


As announced last weekend it is with optimism and caution that we announce the return of Public Masses from next Monday 29th June however, as you are now aware that the current Government guidelines have set the capacity for indoor ceremonies to 50 people.

Attending Mass will be very different at the moment and I am asking for your understanding and patience as we put safety measures in place. Some people may not feel comfortable in attending Mass due to underlying medical conditions that they have or someone in their household have, so please be assured that the dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation remains in place until further notice.

Our proposed Mass schedule for the first week is:

Millstreet: Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd at 10.00a.m. Saturday 4th at 6.30p.m. and Sunday 5th at 11.30a.m.
Cullen: Thursday 2nd at 7.30p.m.


To allow Parishioners who wish to attend Mass, with the maximum being 50 people at any one ceremony, it is now recommended that a reservation system be put in place in Parishes for the time being. I am asking Parishioners who wish to attend a Mass during the week to contact the Parish office during working hours to reserve a place. This system will be in place for all Churches in the Parish from Wednesday onwards.

These requests may be difficult for some people to understand or accept but we have to ensure the safety of each single person who comes into our Churches. For those who will attend Mass the following will need to be noted:

  1. Parishioners attending Mass should wear a face covering in the Church. (Please note that face coverings are not suitable for children under the age of 13 and that not everyone will feel comfortable wearing a face covering. While the wearing of a face covering is recommended it is not mandatory).
  2. We will have ushers in the Church to show you to a seat and we will be asking people to fill the Church from the top down to limit the movement indoors. For leaving the Church after any Ceremony it will be from the bottom to the top.
  3. Holy Communion will be given in your seat by Eucharistic Minister/Priest who will be wearing a face covering.
  4. Ushers will also monitor and control the exiting of people after Mass and we are asking that you do not congregate in the Church yard after leaving the Churches.
  5. It is recommended that Church pews are cleaned after each ceremony.
  6. Toilets will remain closed.
  7. We are advised not to have altar servers at the moment.
  8. At weekend Masses the passing of baskets is not recommended so our collection will now be inside the door of the Churches

These guidelines are advised by Government, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) and the Irish Bishop’s Conference and for the safety of each of us and our families. I thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this time and may God continue to protect your families and our Parish.

Fr. John Fitzgerald

Parish Newsletter -21st June 2020

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21st June, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
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:

RECENT DEATHS: Theresa Riordan, Florida & Michigan

Anniversaries: Jim & Nora Coleman, Murphy’s Terrace; Dan & Rosie Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace; Neily O’Leary, West End; Gearoid Hickey, West End; Hannah O’Connor, Church Street & Cloghoulabeg; Eily Cronin, Knocknakilla; Dan & Ellen Harrington & Pat Burke, Knocknakilla; Angela & Stella Pomeroy, Willowbrook & London; Margaret Pomeroy & the deceased members of the Pomeroy family, Willowbrook; John Fleming, Cullen; Jimmy Walsh, Knocknageeha; Tim Kiely, Tubber; Nora Tarrant, Derrinagree.


SUNDAY (21st) at 11.30a.m for: Ann & John Kelleher, Drishane Road; Ciss & Bill Kelleher, Cockhill & Christy O’Connor, Cullen.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter -21st June 2020”

Donations by AIB Millstreet

AIB Bank Millstreet absolutely delighted to support three Local Community Groups to continue their important work during this difficult time. Pictured below are Carmel Hickey, AIB Bank Millstreet making presentations to Nora O’Connor CNM St. Joseph’s Daycare Centre Social Action Group, Rathmore, Marie O Sullivan, Manager, Millstreet Day Centre, and Margaret Collins, Director of Nursing, St.Josephs Community Hospital, Millstreet.

Meals on Wheels – 15th to 19th June 2020

he Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Please see our menu for next week below.

If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926(please leave a message if no answer) or email <email>

Thank you & stay safe.

Irish Pilgrimage Trust

Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane were due to travel to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (IPT) on Easter Sunday. However due to the Covid19 situation the trip was cancelled. The girls raised €2,367.50 and they have donated the full amount to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust to support their ongoing work.

The girls would like to thank their parents, families, friends, local community, and everyone who helped to make the quiz and bake sale possible. Furthermore, they would like to thank all the local businesses for their tremendous support and generosity in donating prizes and refreshments.
They would also like to express their gratitude to all those that sponsored them.

Finally a very special thank you to the teachers and staff of Millstreet Community School who were so generous with their time especially, John Magee, Jennifer O’Donoghue, Mary Randles, Denise O’Leary and Marion Buckley.  [read more …] “Irish Pilgrimage Trust”

Cloverhill Foods launch new baking mixes with an Appearance on Ireland AM

Cloverhill Foods featured on TV3’s Ireland AM Show this week with their new range of home baking mixes. Find about their new mixes and see inside their factory at Mount Leader Industrial Estate in the below video

The product is available at your local SuperValu and they  will reorder according to demand. Please try the product this week. Definitely very tasty and easy to make 👌


[read more …] “Cloverhill Foods launch new baking mixes with an Appearance on Ireland AM”

Parish Newsletter – 14th June, 2020

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Chirst – 14th June, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
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:

Anniversaries: Nora Dennehy, Lackabawn; John & Margaret McCarthy, Lackabawn; Tom Radley, Minor Row; Anthony Price, Minor Row; Denny Kelleher, Minor Row; James Daly, Main Street; Dermot Murphy, Clara Road; Jimmy & Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road; Nora Desmond, Claramore; Michael O’Connor, Church Street & Cloghoulabeg;  John O’Brien, Ballydaly; Phyllis O’Connor, Lisnasheershane; Arthur Moynihan, Flintfield; Daniel Duggan, Carriganima; Fr. Donal Mulcahy, Annagloor & San Francisco.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 14th June, 2020”