Menu at Millstreet Day Centre

Take a look at the mouth watering menu being served at Millstreet Day Centre next week – Nov 25th – 28th. Call the Centre on (029) 70926 if you’d like to come in for the day or else arrange for any of the meals to be delivered piping hot to your door – make sure to ring the day before to let us know!

Playground Funding: Please Donate, Upcoming Events & Thank You

At their most recent  meeting Millstreet Town Park Committee formally resolved to express their sincere gratitude and thank the following for their donations towards the proposed new Playground:

  • Millstreet Athletic Club  for a contribution of €500  in addition to their annual club subscription.
  • Cinnamon Café  for the fantastic coffee morning which raised a whopping  €1,740.  All cake and coffee costs were met by Cinnamon and on their day off too! Thank you Anna, Daria and Ella.
  • Aghinagh Macra an Feirme for a contribution of €50
  • Airtricity for a grant of €1,500
  • Cork County Council for a grant of €1,000 for new Playground  seating made fully from recycled materials.

Upcoming Events

  • Health & Wellbeing Day in the GAA Hall on Saturday 30 November from 11am to 2pm.  Some of the confirmed exhibitors on the day are Mindfulness with Aedamur Kelly, Nutrition with Aidan O Sullivan, Aromatherapy with MariCarmen, Kathleen McAuliffe Healing, Irina Infinite Arts, Capabu, The Sibly Foods.  Keep an eye out for further details and please support.
  • Millstreet  Community Council to donate  all profits from upcoming  Millstreet 2020 Calendar to the Playground Project.  A great gift for Sráiders  at home and overseas! Available in local outlets soon.
  • Presentation Convent Girls and Scoil Mhuire Boys National Schools to hold their own fundraisers.  Great to see the children getting involved in fundraising for their new Playground. Thank you to principals Joan O’Mahony and Frank O’Connor and Parents Association representative Claire Twomey for this initiative.
  • Millstreet Coursing Club to hold a quiz night with half of the proceeds to be donated to the Playground Project – details to follow.

We have almost reached the half way point with the fundraising and grants secured to date. Let’s keep it going Millstreet and make our Playground Project come alive  in 2020.

TO DONATE:   If you wish to make a financial contribution to the Playground Project.

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2

(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account

(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FÁS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

If you wish to confirm your contribution  or hold your own fundraiser we would be delighted to hear from you at  <>  [read more …] “Playground Funding: Please Donate, Upcoming Events & Thank You”

Blood Donor Clinic – Millstreet

On behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service, please pass on our thanks to all who contributed to the success of the Millstreet Clinic.

127  Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Millstreet GAA Hall, yesterday, November 19th.

This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated. The precious gift of Blood brings life and hope to our hospital patients and their communities – Monica Bell, Donor Services, The Irish Blood Transfusion Service. [read more …] “Blood Donor Clinic – Millstreet”

Broadband Connection Points

Map of the Broadband Connection Points

Aubane Community Centre and Ballydaly Community Hall are two of three hundred locations across Ireland to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan (NBP). National Broadband Ireland (NBI), said it will deploy “broadband connection points”, where the public can get free high-speed internet access, across the country from the second quarter of next year (2020). The measure is intended as a stop-gap for communities with the worst broadband coverage, he said. … Read more about this on the Irish Times.

Parish Newsletter – 17th November, 2019

Thirthy Third Sunday in Ordinary Time –17th November, 2019
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:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Peg, Paddy & the deceased members of the Coleman Family, Minor Row.
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Lily & Dan Guerin, The Shop, Ballydaly           Cullen      10.15 a.m.                                       Maura & the deceased members of the Cronin Family, Knockduff.
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Denis Sheehan, Kanturk

ANNIVERSARIES:                            Tommy O’Connor, Minor Row; Sheila Kelleher, The Laurels;  Peg Dunne, Murphy’s Terrace; Julia Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Daithi Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace; Hannah Mary Riordan, Main Street; Cormac Dineen, Mill Road; Brenda Kirke, West End; Paddy Kelleher, Station Road; Hannah Tarrant, Liscreagh;  Mary Murphy, Inchileagh;  Pat & Breda Broderick, Clara Road; Willie Cronin, Knocknakilla; Dan & Ellen Harrington, Knocknakilla; Pat Burke, Knocknakilla; Mick “Hugh” O’Connor, Mologhroe; The Deceased members of the O’Leary Family, Mologhroe;  Dan & Mary Buckley, Scartaglin; Gene Sheehan, Dublin; Peter O’Riordan, Donoughmore; Vera & Noel Moylan, Shannon.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 17th November, 2019”

Millstreet Christmas Lights

This weekend the Millstreet Christmas Lights will have a church gate collection outside Millstreet Church for 6:30pm mass on Saturday and 11:30am mass on Sunday, as well as 9:00am mass in Ballydaly Sunday morning.  All money collected goes towards the lighting fund and upkeep of decorations. All support is greatly appreciated. 👏🏼 [f]

Duhallow Business Awards 2019

Congratulations to the Noel C. Duggans (Best Family Run Business, and Best Business 2019),  Canon O’Donvan Day Centre (Best Social Enterprise),  and Nicole Ryan (Best Start-up Business), all of whom  who came away with awards from last night’s IRD Duhallow Business Awards. A mention also to the wonderful Capabu Foods, who were finalists in the Best Female Entrepreneur section.

[read more …] “Duhallow Business Awards 2019”

Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training

Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training – run by the Irish Heart Foundation will be held in Ballydaly Hall on, Tuesday, November 26th from 8pm – 9pm. Admission is free.
To book a place on the course please ring Peg (087)9268452 or Kathleen (087)2846906 before November 20th, as we need numbers for course to go ahead.
Topics covered include: what to do in an emergency e.g heart attack, cardiac arrest (compression/defibrillator) stroke, choking etc.
A defibrillator for public use is at Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly

[read more …] “Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training”

Millstreet Community Text Alert 2020

Millstreet Community Text Alert is accepting applications from those who wish to renew or join the Text Alert System for 2020 at a cost of  €10.

Application forms are available from Wordsworth, Millstreet & Guerin’s Shop, Ballydaly.  Closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday 30th November.

2019 Shoebox Appeal

Cullen N.S. Helping Others – Children in Need
61 boxes were filled by the pupils in Cullen N.S.
Well done to all our boys and girls making such a great effort. It was our first time participating in the Shoebox Appeal. A great way for kids to help other kids who are less fortunate and a real ‘eyeopener’ too. Helps the boys and girls realise how lucky they are themselves. Well done to all involved and remember ….
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone”.St. Brendan’s National School Rathcoole also collected 82 shoe boxes this year which are now on their way to make other children’s Christmas very special.

[read more …] “2019 Shoebox Appeal”

Parish Newsletter – 10th November, 2019

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10th November, 2019
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: Paddy O’Keeffe, Banteer & Cullen; Kathleen Herlihy, Ballydesmond.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Mass for those who died in Millstreet & Ballydaly during the past 12 months.
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Charlie Dineen, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Timmy John O’Riordan, Ahane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Jack & Meg Kelleher, Aubane

ANNIVERSARIES: Nannie O’Donoghue, Lackabawn; Pat Murphy, West End; Willie C & Bab Han O’Riordan, Main Street; Arthur O’Keeffe, Mill View; Daniel O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg; Sheila Barrett, Aubane House; Patrick & Sheila Murphy, Coolikerane; Sheila Murphy, Cahirbarnagh; Neily Cahill, Harrow; Joseph Cahill; Kevin Hickey, Millstreet & New York.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 10th November, 2019”

Miko Kickboxing Academy

NEW START DATE – Starting Tuesday 12th November at 7:30pm in Dromtarriffe Sports Hall. This will run for 6 weeks with limited places available. Open to Teens & Adults. Places MUST be booked in advance. No walk ins. Perfect way to get in shape with this complete body workout striking pads and shields. Cardio , Core & Tone and learning how to protect yourself at the same time. A MINIMUM of Ten people needed in order to run course.
To reserve your place contact Paul on 086 2636472, email <>, Facebook: Miko Kickboxing Academy, or web:

[read more …] “Miko Kickboxing Academy”

Paddy O’Keeffe, formerly Banteer, Rylane, & Cullen

The death has occurred of Patrick (Paddy) O’Keeffe, formerly Banteer, Rylane &, Cullen, Cork. On 7th of November 2019, passed away, unexpectedly, peacefully in the Mercy Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Husband of the late Eileen O’Keeffe (née Mc Carthy) (Nell), loving father of Trisha, Anthony and Colette, adored grandad of Iarlaith, Paddy, Morgan and Síofra. Sadly missed by his loving family, son-in-law Shawn Meszaros, daughter-in-law Antoinette and Colette’s partner P.J. Cremin, brothers Michael and Fr Anthony, sisters Noreen (Mack) and the late Maureen, relatives, neighbours and friends. “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hánan”.
Lying in repose in the Church of the Nativity, Cullen, on Friday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. [rip]

John Sing Used To Say

John Sing used to say that Clara Mountain would outlive the Seasons of time
That it was a very ancient landmark when Fionn mac Cumhaill was in his prime
Sing was such a marvellous character in mood one i never see down
Will there ever again be one like him in Duhallow’s old Millstreet Town?

John Sing used to say Millstreet is in the Diocese of Kerry and we live in the County of Cork
And that many he grew up with migrated to big Cities like London and New York
And though we may feel quite important on the map of the World we are small
Not many beyond the shores of Hibernia would have heard of Millstreet at all [read more …] “John Sing Used To Say”

Black and white Cat Missing

Update: Trigger returned today (9th Nov)

Our Black and White two year old male cat missing since Sunday evening from the Tullig area. He was wearing a grey flea collar and is chipped and is neutered. He is a relatively big cat and has a black patch under his chin. If anyone saw him or sees him could they please phone 087 9064528.

[read more …] “Black and white Cat Missing”