Thanks from Patricia

Patricia Guerin wishes to thank the many people associated with R.O.C.S. (Reach Out Cancer Support) and with the COVID-19 Lockdown Support Group in Millstreet.   Also her own Family and many Friends who took her to her appointments.   In grateful appreciation Mass is offered for all your intentions.  Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

“Radio Treasures” End of Year Show 2020 On Air Tonight on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00

“Radio Treasures” End of Year Show is on air tonight (Tues., 29th Dec. 2020) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Some of the MDCC Residents pictured by the exquisite Christmas Crib.

Tonight we feature at 10pm a special Reflection on the Years of Ones  from 1921…1931…1941…1951…1961….1971…1981…1991…2001…2011 up to the upcoming 2021.   We remember the great Julia Murphy who in her 106th year was laid to rest today.  R.I.P.. And we feature a wonderful selection of songs, music and musings as we invite André Rieu and Orchestra to bring the Year of 2020 to a close.  And we announce an important Milestone just reached in the history of Cork Music Station!  Every Blessing and Happiness to all our Loyal Listeners…and new Listeners…throughout a very Bright and Healthy New Year.  And we chat about the attached images.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Santa and Mrs. Claus on tour with Millstreet Fire Brigade!
The day Reporter Supreme – Eily Buckley – decided to join Millstreet Pipe Band for a day at a Cloghoula Sports Day of bygone days! (From Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives).
One of the many very impressive festive signs put in place at Millstreet Town Park by Cork Co. Council.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” End of Year Show 2020 On Air Tonight on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00″

Winners of MDCC Christmas Raffle 2020 Selected

The Winners of the 2020 Christmas Raffle in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre were drawn at the Day Centre on Wednesday, 23rd Dec..  Gladly we were able to make contact with all the Winners within a brief period and arranged to photograph the presentations.  There was a wonderful response to the Annual Draw which is greatly appreciated by MDCC.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Eileen Tarrant made the delicious Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding for the Draw.
In the presence of (from left) Danny O’Mahony, Donal Bradley and Eileen Tarrant Mary Guerin O’Leary picks out one of the winning tickets in the Annual Draw.
First Prize Winner of the magnificent Hamper was Ann Harkin of Skibbereen whose father, Danny Murphy accepted the impressive prize for Ann.
Second Prize Winners Denis and Elizabeth Hickey of Clara Road accepted the Christmas Cake and the Christmas Pudding. Their dog, Daisy was also mentioned on the ticket! 
Third Prize Winner was Gerard Murphy of Coolikerane whose mother, Kathleen accepted the prize.

[read more …] “Winners of MDCC Christmas Raffle 2020 Selected”

Julia Murphy, Gortavehy, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Julia Murphy, Gortavehy, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Julia passed away peacefully in her 106th year on 26th of December 2020 in the loving care of the staff at Killarney Nursing Home. Sadly missed by her loving son Donie, Winnie, nephews, nieces, home helps, relatives, neighbours and friends.

“May she rest in Peace”

In accordance with the current guidelines, Julia’s Requiem Mass will be private for family and friends on Tuesday in St Patrick’s, Church, Millstreet at 12 noon and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. Julia’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed and can be viewed at Messages of Sympathy may be left on the Condolence link HERE.

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 27th Dec. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

The 2015 movie The Revenant, was known for more than its storyline,  with several actors and crew leaving the set because of the gruelling conditions,  the demands of its director and running unnecessarily over budget.

When stuntman and actor Glenn Ennis signed on,  he would never have realised that his three minute cameo in the film would bring him fame and be one of the main talking points of a movie that was not always historically accurate.

Playing the part of a grizzly bear protecting her cubs, the ferocity and horror of his attack on Di Caprio, made it the most talked about film piece of the year.  Questions were also asked if the bear had molested Di Caprio.

This week on Where the road takes me, Glenn Ennis talks to John Greene about how this gruelling scene was done,  the dangers of stuntwork and  – Tom Cruise – the only actor who does his own stunts. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Patrick J. (Pat) Walsh, The Lough, Cork

The death has occurred of Patrick J. (Pat) Walsh, The Lough, Cork

Walsh (Pearse Road, The Lough) On December 25th 2020, peacefully in the tender care of the staff at Marymount and in the presence of his loving family, Patrick J. (Pat) (late of St Colman’s Community College, Midleton). Beloved husband of Breeda (née Hickey, Millstreet), loving father of Colin, dear brother of Liam, Bernard, Anne and the late Jean, Marian and Evelyn. Sadly missed by his loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

In accordance with the current government guidelines on public gatherings Patrick’s funeral will be private.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Marymount or MS Ireland.

House strictly private

Patrick’s Requiem Mass will be streamed on Monday 28th at 12.30pm on

To leave a message for Patrick’s family, please use the condolence link HERE.

Two Special Programmes on CMS – Tonight at 11 and Tomorrow at 12.30pm

If you get an opportunity you may wish to tune into a special hour-long programme tonight (Sat. 26th Dec. 2020) at 11.00 on Cork Music Station when we feature mainly the wonderful music of André Rieu and his Orchestra plus some other special songs.   And on Sunday from 12.30 to 1.30pm our usual “Lunchtime Favourites”.  Tap on the images to enlarge. Happy Listening! (S.R.)

Christmas Eve Mass 2020 in Millstreet.
This Marquee has now been safely dismantled following the effect of Storm Bella.
Christmas Magic at Drishane Road, Millstreet.
A traditional Killarney Christmas Crib.

Cadbury’s Rathmore Present Magnificent Cheque to Temple Street Children’s ICU Dept. in Vivienne’s Name

The Murphy Family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the amazing donation of €7,050.00 Cadbury’s Rathmore made to Temple Street Children’s ICU Department in Vivienne’s name.

The site made a presentation of €7,050.00 to the parents of the late Vivienne Murphy (see photo below) in aid of Temple Street Children’s ICU Department.
Pictured from left:  Denis Collins (plant manager Cadbury), Billy O’Neill(Cadbury), John Murphy(Cadbury), David O’Sullivan(QEHS manager Cadbury), Lilly and Dermot Murphy (parents of the late Vivienne Murphy) and Bernard Murphy (Cadbury).

New Electronic Opening  and Closing System at Millstreet Playground in Town Park

Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to advise that a new electronic opening  and closing system has been installed at the entrance to the playground. The opening time for the playground is 09:00 and the closing time will be 17:00 for the months of December and January. We would like to thank Cork County Council for the grant for this equipment.

We thank Denis Hickey for this important notice and image. Tap on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Brilliant Conor O’Callaghan Captains Cork to Victory Today

What a night!  Kilcorney’s Conor O’Callaghan captains Cork to victory over Tipp in Under 20 Munster Hurling Final this Wednesday evening, 23rd Dec. 2020.  The exciting event was broadcast live on TG4.   Sincere congratulations to Conor and the entire Cork Team on such a magnificent sporting achievement.  

Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Christmas Show 2020 On Air Tonight on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00

“Radio Treasures” Christmas Show is on air tonight (Tues., 22nd Dec. 2020) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Tonight we feature at 10pm a special Interview with True Expert in the world of Christmas Trees and we attempt getting in contact with The North Pole to chat with its most Famous Resident!

Dermot Twomey, Kilcorney pictured on his 18th year selling magnificent Christmas Trees at The Square, Millstreet. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
A special Santa Interview after 10pm!
Moira O’Keeffe’s very special Christmas Card for Cullen & District Special Needs Association.

Denis Murphy, Ballydaly received his Christmas haircut from Barber Supreme, Barry Lawlor at Main Street, Millstreet.
Live at the Millstreet Community School Marquee – Christmas 2020!

Christmas Issue of “Discover Duhallow” with lots of Millstreet interest – now available free of charge.

A very Happy Christmas and a wonderfully Bright and Healthy 2021 to all our much appreciated Loyal Listeners not only to “Radio Treasures” but also to Cork Music Station. Every Blessing to All. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Christmas Show 2020 On Air Tonight on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00″

Magnificent Prizes for MDCC Annual Christmas Raffle

The official Draw takes place in the afternoon of this Wednesday, 23rd Dec. 2020 at Millstreet Day Care Centre for the truly magnificent prizes which are very kindly sponsored.   But there is still time to be involved in the superb Draw by visiting any one of the following outlets in Millstreet Town to purchase a line or more knowing that you are supporting the wonderful Millstreet Day Care Centre in Clara Road.

   The Local Outlets include:  Herlihy’s Centra, Aidan McCaul’s, Wordsworth, Mulcahy’s Pharmacy, O’Leary Butchers, Café Aroma, O’Keeffe’s Supervalu, Colemans, Guys and Dolls, Reen’s Pharmacy, In-Style Salon and Millstreet Day Care Centre itself. (S.R.)

We thank Millstreet Day Care Centre Coordinator, Mary O’Leary for alerting us to this very popular Annual Fundraising Event. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Magnificent Prizes for MDCC Annual Christmas Raffle”

Denis O’Connor, Dromsicane, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Denis O’Connor, Dromsicane, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Peacefully on Monday, 21st December, in his 97th year, at Araglen Nursing Home, Boherbue. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary, his brother John and sisters Mary, Kathleen and Bridie. Sadly missed by his loving children Hugh, Margaret (Crean), John, Noreen (McSweeney), Theresa (Collins), Donagh, Marion (De Freitas), sons-in-law Martin, Timmy, John and Marcio, daughters-in-law Rita and Catherine, grandchildren Tadgh, John, Denise, Steven, Andrew, Jason, David, Gemma, Shane, Sarah, Jennifer, Ava, Grainne, Lucas, Amy and Laura, great-grandsons Nathan and Noah, grandniece Aoife, nieces, nephews, relatives and neighbours.

May he Rest In Peace

In accordance with current government guidelines a private family Funeral Mass will take place in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Tuesday at 2PM followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Messages of sympathy may be left HERE.

Virtual Carols and Songs of Hope Recital This Tuesday at 8pm

                                MILLSTREET CHURCH CHOIR
             TUESDAY 22ND DECEMBER  –   8.00 PM   TO  9.00 PM
                         ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH MILLSTREET


Tap on the images to enlarge. We thank Edel and Barry Fraser for alerting us to this wonderful festive occasion which one may view on the Church live streaming link. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Virtual Carols and Songs of Hope Recital This Tuesday at 8pm”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 20th Dec. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On Where the road takes me this week, John Greene is joined by former lead singer with Dé Danann Eleanor Shanley and classical guitarist John Feely. 

Both discuss their careers and how combining their various music styles produced a beautiful album – ‘Cancion De Amor’. 

We also hear about a local collaboration which resulted in a history of bands and music in Bandon over one hundred years.

Former members of the Ritz Showband and ‘Southern Comfort’Michael McCarthy and  Jerry Larkin have just published a book which leans heavily on a photographic history of a town with a lengthy tradition in all types of music, musicians and bands.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Carriganima’s Magical Christmas Lights 2020

The wonderfully creative work of a very Dedicated Group in Carriganima – we wish to share a selection of the various aspects of the Christmas Lights feature not only in the village itself but also on the approach roads.   Sincere congratulations to the  inspiring and talented workers involved in creating the magnificent magical effect.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Carriganima’s Magical Christmas Lights 2020”

Christmas “Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 20th Dec. 2020 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 20th Dec. 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.   This is our Christmas Show where our songs and music reflect the wonderful Festive Season.  Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation OR to millstreetmuseum or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  (S.R.)

On this Sunday’s Christmas programme we include our popular “Take the Floor” feature for our Superb Dancers! And we listen to songs by Colin Paul who sings like Elvis, to Davy Ryan’s song about JP McManus and wonderful traditional music of Alan Finn and his very talented Group….and more…much more joyful Christmas songs and music!

And we chat about the following pictorial feature with lots of Festive Images.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge:

The In-Tyre Christmas Tree at Killarney Road, Millstreet!

[read more …] “Christmas “Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 20th Dec. 2020 – 12.30 to 1.30pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 20th December 2020



Fourth Sunday of Advent

20th December  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:

RECENT DEATHS: Frank Brosnan, Rathduane; Donie Casey, Cloghoula; John Magee Snr., England.

ANNIVERSARIES: Han & Luke O’Keeffe, Tanyard; Patrick M. O’Sullivan, Minor Row; Mary Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Tim Duggan, West End; Paul Fitzgerald Jnr., Clara Road; Helen Moynihan, Lackadota; Denis & John O’Riordan, Knocknakilla; Daniel & Margaret Healy, Curracahill; Patrick & Margaret Healy, Curracahill; Timmy & Julia Murphy, Coolikerane; William Buckley, Lislehane; Timothy, Mary & the deceased members of the Lynch Family, Lislehane; Patie Hickey, Mologhroe; Jer & Mary Jo O’Donoghue, Curragh; Jim & Hannah Galvin, Macroom; Denis Murphy, Banteer; Jerry Dennehy, Bolomore; Denis O’Sullivan, Newmarket; Con, Eileen, John & Niall Leahy, Macroom; Oona & Pat O’Reilly, Dublin; Mary & John Thomas Randles, Kilgarvan; Sr. Eileen O’Donoghue, Cahirbarnagh & England; James O’Sullivan, Dooradoyle; Jeremiah Cronin, Kilcorney; Jerry Lucey, Canada; Teresa & Eugene Sweeney, Dublin

Saturday 19th December:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30p.m: John Kelleher, Station Road
Sunday 20th December:
Ballydaly 9.00a.m: Eddie Murphy, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15a.m: Eileen, Tony & Michael Moynihan, Coalpits
Millstreet 11.30a.m: People of the Parish

Saturday 26th December:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30p.m. Michael Lane, Carriganima
Sunday 27th December:
Ballydaly 9.00a.m: Donnchna Murphy, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15a.m: Andy & Kitty Walsh, Knocknageeha;
Dan Meade, Ahane
Millstreet 11.30a.m: Bridie & Cornelius Keane, Drimoleague

Monday 21st: Mass for Pádraig Creedon, Mushera (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m.
Tuesday 22nd: Mass at 10.00a.m. – Christmas Mass
Wednesday 23rd: Mass at 10.00a.m. & 7.30p.m. – Christmas Mass
Tuesday 29th: Mass for Lena O’Keeffe, Main Street at 10.00a.m.
Wednesday 30th: Mass at 10.00a.m.
Friday 1st January: Mass at 11.00a.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 20th December 2020”

Donie Casey, Cloghoula, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Donie Casey, Cloghoula, Millstreet, Co. Cork.On Wednesday, December 16th 2020. peacefully at Bridhaven Nursing Home, Mallow, after a long illness, in the presence of his family. Predeceased by his parents and brother Seán. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Marie (née Radley), daughter Caitríona (McCarthy), sons Jerry and Tom, grandchildren Siún, Caoimhe, Clodagh, Róisín, Dan and Grace, son-in-law Jerry, daughters-in-law Maria & Denise, sister Mary (Collum), brothers Frank and Michael, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Rest In Peace, Donie.

In accordance with current government guidelines requiem mass for Donie on Saturday December 19th at 12 noon in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet will be private for family and close friends. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Messages of condolence may be left HERE. Donie’s funeral mass will be live streamed and can be viewed at

Family flowers, only. Donations, if desired to Millstreet Community Hospital.

Noreen O’Connor (née O’Leary), West End, Millstreet and Catskills, New York, U.S.A.

Nora O’Connor, age 90, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 with her family at her side. She was born and raised in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. She later went to school in England, and trained to be a nurse before moving to New York to live with her aunt, where she continued with her nursing career in Jamaica, Queens. Nora married Daniel O’Connor on January 19, 1960 and moved to the Catskills, where they bought Elsie’s Brass Rail. They ran the bar during the 1960s and 1970s as “O’Connor’s Brass Rail”. Nora’s kitchen was always open for a cup of tea or one of her famous hamburgers at lunchtime. Her summers were spent caring for the many families that came to spend their vacations at the resort. After selling the Brass Rail in 1980, Nora went back into nursing. She worked at the Holy Name Academy, cared for retired Mercy Care Nuns, and later worked at Mercy Care – St. Peter’s in Albany. Nora retired from nursing in 1995 to enjoy her pride and joy-her grandchildren. There was always a cookie after school at Nana’s. Nora always enjoyed traveling “back home” every other Christmas to Ireland with her children, and in later years traveling to weddings of her nieces and nephews. Upon retirement, Nora enjoyed many bus trips sponsored by St. John’s with her good friends, Mary Fitzgerald, Marylyn Mahoney, Francis Reinhardt, and Ann Kiefer. Nora had great faith and a caring nature. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel in 1992; and by her brothers, Jerry (Dermy), Daniel, and William. Nora is survived by her sister, Kitty and her brother, James, both of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland; by her daughter, Cathy (Neil) Salisbury, and her son, Jerry (Doreen) O’Connor; her grandchildren, Connor and Danielle Salisbury, and Logan, Liam, and Aidan O’Connor; and her many nieces, Ellen O’Leary Collins, and nephews. A special thanks to her caretaker, Maria Corrado, for the past 6 months and to St. Peter’s Hospice. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 15th from 9am to 10:30am at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. A Funeral Mass will be offered on the 15th at 11am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4987 State Route 81, Greenville, followed by burial in Greenville Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Nora in a special way, can make memorial donations to either St. John the Baptist Church, PO Box 340, Greenville, NY 12083 or to the Community Hospice, 310 S. Manning Blvd. Albany, NY 12208. Condolences can be posted at

Christmas Trees for Sale at The Square Millstreet This Wednesday

Christmas Trees for Sale in The Square Millstreet 

                                 Wednesday, 16th Dec. 2020  3 to 5 p.m.                                                           
 Delivery if required 🚚
 Outside of these times please contact Dubby on 087 9255151            Free Delivery

 Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy Christmas!🎄

Magnificent Success of Carriganima Christmas Appeal for Cork Penny Dinners

Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima reports on the magnificent success of the recent Christmas Appeal for Cork Penny Dinners:
“Hi Everyone….Carriganima Penny Dinners collection was delivered to a very appreciated and delighted Penny Dinners HQ Group on Monday night.
They really do such fantastic work….Brilliant People!
But great credit must go to Everyone who contributed and helped towards this collection.
Your response is really really fantastic.
Ye came out in cold wet winter nights to help nearly fill our van with a total of €180.00 also collected.
Thanks to everyone and of course our Elves☺ who came out every night to help.
We Wish Ye All A Very Happy Peaceful Christmas 🎅 🤶 🎅

[read more …] “Magnificent Success of Carriganima Christmas Appeal for Cork Penny Dinners”

Advent – A Journey of Hope – on Zoom This Thurs. at 7pm

Millstreet Community School is proud to present Advent-A Journey of Hope.  This celebration is open to all within our community and beyond.  Join us for a service of hope, accompanied by music and reflection from 7pm on Thursday, December 17th 2020.

We thank Pól Ó Síodhcháin for this feature. Tap on the poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

No registration required.  Join with the passcode below.  Your details will not be displayed on screen at any stage during this service (you are essentially attending a webinar for the duration).

The service will be recorded and broadcast on the school YouTube channel, MillstreetCS TV, again over the Christmas holidays.

We look forward to bringing you with us on our Journey of Hope.

Please click this URL to join.

    Passcode: 907482