“Here is a song we have liked for a long time and decided to record it. The song is called Aidan, Written by Rathcoole native Jeremiah O’Keeffe about his young nephew. Jeremiah is the writer of many fine songs . In this song he encourages children to enjoy childhood and not be in too much of a hurry to grow up. Although written a couple of decades ago the song lyrics are very relevant in today’s fast moving world.
Aidan was arranged and produced by Noel O’Leary from Millstreet a well known Musician and Producer.WishKelting everybody a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.” – The Kelts

Death Notice: Martin Lawlor, Manchester, Tralee, and Claramore

The death has occurred of Martin Lawlor, of Manchester and Tralee, Claramore, Millstreet, Cork. Passed away unexpectedly, beloved husband of Helen (neé Murphy, West End, Millstreet), wonderful father of Jennifer, Samuel and Rebecca, much loved son of Noreen and Jerry, loving brother of John, Diarmuid and Susan, brother in law of Maria and Marguerite, mother in law Teresa (Corcoran, West End), sister in law Sheila, all his many aunts and uncles, his very valued work colleagues in Forensic and Rehabilitation Psychiatry and ‘State of Mind Ireland’, relatives, friends and neighbours.
Lying in repose at his residence at Claramore, Millstreet on Monday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Reception into St Patrick’s Church Millstreet on Tuesday for 12 noon Mass and burial afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]

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Parish Newsletter – 16th December, 2018

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – 16th December, 2018
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

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:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Margaret Reen, Main Street
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Denis & Katty Kiely, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Jerry O’Leary, Mologhroe
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Tom & the deceased members of the Cronin Family, Coolinarne

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Buicke, Murphy’s Terrace; Patrick M. O’Sullivan, Minor Row; Kit & Ted Radley, Minor Row; Neily & Denis Collins, Drishane Road; Daniel O’Connell, West End; Margaret & Denis Kelleher, Claraghatlea; Noel Hartnett, Clara Road; Michael O’Riordan, Tullig; Daniel & Mary O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg; Timmy Keane, Coolikerane; Eileen Heelan, Cullen; Jack Murphy, Cahirdowney; Julia Sheehan; Sr. Eileen O’Donoghue, Cahirbarnagh & England.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 16th December, 2018”

Turning your Car at the West End

We were recently asked to note that the local Gardaí have been issuing fines and penalty points for people turning their car at West End at the junction by Herlihy’s Centra to go back up town. The reason for the fine being that when you are turning, you are crossing a solid white line which extends for 20m back the Clara Road (the solid white line is highlighted in the photo below). We wonder if many people have been penalised for this, something that has been normal behaviour, and has been seen as the safest place to turn the car on that side of town?

The same has been happening to people turning into St. Mary’s Graveyard when approaching from town:  [read more …] “Turning your Car at the West End”

Where’s Santa? – Christmas Pantomime in Macroom

Christmas Panto 2018 “Where’s Santa?” at The Riverside Park Hotel is brand new, fresh and exciting. It is action packed with a cast of over 100. Santa has been kidnapped in Macroom and Mrs Claus and her chief Elf, Rudy are urgently in need of assistance. She sends her helpers Tinkerbelle and Tingle to Macroom from the North Pole to ask Santa’s good friends Nonie and Donie to find Santa before Christmas so that he can deliver the toys to the boys and girls Christmas eve. The task is not as easy as they thought as they discover that Scroogie and Moochie are behaving vey suspiciously and may be involved in the disappearance of Santa.
“Where’s Santa?” includes Christmas songs performed by the Children as well as other well known melodies to be enjoyed by all.

The Panto runs on the following dates: 2.30pm Sun 16th  /  7.30pm Fri 21st / 2.30pm Sat. See below for further details:

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Death Notice: Kathleen O’Riordan (née Riordan), Carrigtwohill / Millstreet

O’Riordan, Main Street, Carrigtwohill and late of Millstreet, On December 11th, 2018, Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Kathleen, (nee Riordan). Sister of the late Jack, William and Daniel. Dearly beloved wife of Eddie, loving mother of Anne, Catherine and Edward. Loving Nan of Emma, Sharon, Niall, Charlene, Michael and Leanne. Great Nana of Addisyn. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, also her sister Phil Humphries, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, partners, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing at O’Farrell’s Funeral Home, Riverside Way, Midleton on Thursday 13th from 5.30 p.m. with Removal at 7.30 p.m. to St. Mary’s Church, Carrigtwohill. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11.30 a.m. followed by burial in St.. Mary’s Cemetery, Carrigtwohill. May Kathleen Rest In Peace. [RIP]

Jobs: Decontamination Unit Operative

O’Flynn Medical is seeking an operative for its Decontamination unit. – this is a short term, fixed term contract position with an immediate start. Candidate must have basic computer skills and be fluent in English –spoken and written. If interested, CVs must be submitted to <> only.

Death Notice: Maurice Nagle, Aghadoe

Beloved husband of Angela (nee McCarthy), loving father of Paul and Alan and much loved grand-dad of Zoey, Emma and Fitz-Maurice. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by his family, daughters-in-law Cathy and Eileen, sisters Maura and Siobhán, brother-in-law Noel Murphy, niece Joanne, nephews Timothy and Liam and the Fleming family, relatives, neighbours and many great friends. May He Rest In Peace.
Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Wednesday evening from 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm, followed by Removal to the Church Of Christ, Prince Of Peace, Fossa, Killarney. Requiem Mass on Thursday morning at 11.00am, burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.

Maurice was born at West End, Millstreet, at the current home of Cllr. Marie Murphy.  [read more …] “Death Notice: Maurice Nagle, Aghadoe”

Parish Newsletter – 9th December, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent – 9th December, 2018
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email>
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: Timmy Sheehan, Killavullen; Eileen Lane, Newmarket.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Mary Dennehy, Cloghoulamore
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Kathleen Mulcahy, Aunagloor
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Noel Lehane, Two Gneeves
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Denis & the deceased members of The Cashman family, Tullig

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Murphy, Killarney Road; Margaret Reen, Main Street; Bobby Cronin, The Rectory; Seamus Coffey, Macroom, Road; Con, Hannah & John Buckley, Mushera & Church Street; Con Buckley, Dooneen; Denis Buckley, Mountleader; Angela Cronin, Willowbrook; Maurice Fitzgerald, Cloghoula; Denis & Kate Kelleher, Killowen; Johnny Murphy, Ballydaly Lower; Dan, Maud & Mary O’Regan, Ballydaly; Tony Veart, Ahane; Peg Murphy, Lisnaboy; Francie Herlihy, Glountane; Noreen O’Keeffe-Finn, Millstreet & Dromina; Brian O’Dee, Carrigaline & London.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 9th December, 2018”

Millstreet Christmas Lights

Millstreet Christmas Lights

Christmas is fast approaching and our little elves would be delighted if you could dress your windows with fairy lights or candles to enhance our Christmas display

Don’t forget that the turning on of the Christmas Lights takes place this evening (Friday 7th) at 6:30pm in the Square.

Brewery in Millstreet

Alan sent us this message asking whether there were ever breweries in Millstreet or Kanturk in the past:

“I’m trying to do a bit of research on old distilleries and breweries in the Cork/Kerry area. Having lived in Kanturk for only two years, my history of the area is sketchy but I do understand that there has been evidence of a brewery in the town back in the early 1800’s. I was just wondering, could I get some more information? Where was the original site? Along the river I imagine but any details would be greatly appreciated.
I haven’t come across any evidence of brewing in Millstreet but if
anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be amazing!”

We do know that in Millstreet, an ale and porter brewery was established in 1835. The site was the Tanyard field of meadow (now the site of the Dairygold Co-op store). This continued and flourished until the Famine. Does anyone have any more information?

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