Vaccinations Against COVID-19 Continue This Thursday and Friday

Tullig Medical Centre will be closed to Patients from 2pm on Thursday, 25th March 2021 until Noon on Friday, 26th March, to facilitate the Vaccination of People.  For emergencies during this time please ring the Surgery.

“Radio Treasures” Continues Our Feature on the 80th Anniversary of Cullen Pipe Band

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 23rd March 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00 (Irish Time)…And in the USA due to Daylight Saving Time – Eastern Time Zone – we begin in the USA at 5.30pm now that there is only 4 hour difference until end of March.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Our main feature tonight at 10pm is truly historic in that we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Cullen Pipe Band.  We listen to the magnificent music of the renowned Band and we chat with Coordinator Supreme – Con Houlihan who has devoted such amazing talent, time, energy and nspiring dedication to Cullen Pipe Band over many decades.  Tonight we broadcast the second of three Interviews with Con…See picture below of Cullen Pipe Band in 1956 (kindly shared by Con Houlihan).  While this is our main focus tonight we shall also include some regular features and call outs.   Happy listening ! (S.R.)   Here we share a selection of images from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives as well as some current pictures.

Millstreet Agricultural and Horticultural Show Committee of the late 1950s when the Show was held in the Maple Ballroom and Grounds at Pound Hill, Millstreet. (From the Hickey Family Pictorial Archive). Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Wonderful success at the Co. Final of Scór na nÓg in 2000 for the very talented Millstreet Set Dancers.
At the launch in 2000  of Prof. Des McHale’s magnificent book on the history of “The Quiet Man” film. The launch took place in Waterstone’s Book Shop, Patrick St., Cork.
On our programme tonight we share many interesting facts about William Shatner who celebrated his 90th Birthday yesterday (22nd Mar. 2021).

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Continues Our Feature on the 80th Anniversary of Cullen Pipe Band”

Supporing Rebel Bounty Cork GAA Draw

Millstreet GAA Club would like to thank everyone who supported the Rebel Bounty Cork GAA Draw. All funds raised will be of great benefit to the club in the provision of facilities and promotion of games. Tickets can still be purchased online at RebelBounty.ie or from club officers,before Wednesday 24th March. 
We thank Con Healy for the Notice.

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 21st March 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 21st March 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm….yes, a 30 minute extension!  This is our 12th Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….But today we very especially focus on favourite songs from The Platters, Don Williams, ABBA, Shandrum Céilí Band and The Clare Céilí

A wonderfully creative St. Patrick’s Week window display at Tony O’Brien’s Butcher Store in Minor Row, Millstreet.

Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  And we chat about these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Carnegie Hall 1945 where Coláiste Pádraig was located at that time. Teachers Garrett Hickey and Joe Garvey are pictured with the many Students. (From the Garvey Family Archive kindly shared with Millstreet Museum).  We are very interested to discover the names.   The Student (3rd from left in 2nd row) could well be Denis “Toots” Kelleher!  (Names being gradually identified)
Pope Francis addressing the Irish Nation on Friday evening – 19th March Feast of St. Joseph – as he officially granted International Status to Knock Shrine which was acknowledged by the Clergy at Knock.

Artist Supreme, Denis O’Connor – a native of Main Street, Millstreet – now residing in the UK pictured in 2000 with “Lost Industries” – one of his two magnificent Sculptures located near Blackpool, Cork on the South Link Road. The other very popular work of art seen below is known as “The Hurlers in the Boat”
Pictured in 1993 at the construction of the then new Children’s Playground in Millstreet Town Park – from left: Dan Duggan, William O’Leary and Denis Twomey.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 21st March 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 21st March 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Fifth Sunday of Lent

21st March  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

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

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS (Behind Closed Doors)

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:

RECENT DEATHS:  Joan Moore, Birmingham & Ballinagree 

ANNIVERSARIES: Breeda Buckley, Coolnaguillagh; John Joe Tangney, Main Street; Denny Twomey, The Bridge; Ned & the deceased members of the Buckley Family, Mill Lane; Nora Creedon, West End; Batt O’Keeffe, Mill View & Clara Road; Paddy Casey, Clara; Denis Lehane, Gneeves; Nora Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower; Jerh, Kathleen & Sean Casey, Cloghoula; Andrew Smyth, Murphy’s Terrace; Dan Lyons, Dooneen; Joe Garvey, Killarney Road;  James Twohig, Aunagloor; Michael Mahony, Ballydaly;  Kathleen Forde, Lislehane; Con & the deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family, Lyreaoune;  Jerry Dennehy, Laught;  Mary Hickey, Carrigaline; Mary O’Brien, Carrigaline; J. J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty; Maria Callanan, Carrigafooka, Clondrohid;  John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square. 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet

SATURDAY 20th March at 6.30p.m:   Daniel & Elizabeth Creedon, Cloghoula;  Julia, Jerry & Denny Kelleher, Cahirdowney.

SUNDAY 21st  March at 11.30a.m.: Denis & the deceased members of the O’Regan families, Station Road & Main Street.

MONDAY 22nd  March at 7.30p.m: Kathy & James Twohig, Aunagloor

TUESDAY 23rd March at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

WEDNESDAY 24th March at 10.00a.m: James Maloney, England & Millstreet; Private Intentions

THURSDAY 25th March at 10.00a.m.: Brendan Cronin, Dooneen 

FRIDAY 26th March at 7.00p.m.: Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. for John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square

SATURDAY 27th March at 6.30p.m: Donie Golden, Tullig

SUNDAY 28th  March – Palm Sunday – Mass at 11.30a.m: Jerry O’Leary, Knockcahill; Cáit & Diamuid Cronin, Kilmeedy; Billy & Mary Jo Murphy, Coole [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 21st March 2021”

Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade from 12 Noon

Millstreet Parents Association would like to wish everyone a Happy St Patrick’s Day.

Thank you so much to the Primary School’s children, they have shared their wonderful talents and good wishes with us, for our Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade 2021.  The parade will premiere on Zoom at noon, then it will be posted on the Parents Association Facebook page to view and share to friends and family around the world.
If you would like to join our premiere screening of the  Virtual Parade,  please join the Zoom Link below @ 12 noon.
Meeting ID: 868 3368 5255
Passcode: 113069

Mary Wins Mother’s Day 2021 Hamper at Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet

Sincere congratulations to Mary Lynch, Kippagh, Millstreet on winning the wonderful Mother’s Day Hamper at Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet on 14th March 2021. Mary is pictured being presented with the Hamper by Staff Member, Pamela Delaney-Morris (on left). We thank Photographer, Ailish Sheehan (Staff Member) for kindly sharing the happy image. Tap on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 14th March 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm on St. Patrick’s Week and on Mother’s Day!

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 14th March 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm….yes, a 30 minute extension!  This is our eleventh Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….But today we very especially focus on favourite songs for Mother’s Day and for St. Patrick’s Week.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  And we chat about these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show  It takes us back to St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in Millstreet where we share some 21 images!   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 14th March 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm on St. Patrick’s Week and on Mother’s Day!”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 14th March 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Fourth Sunday of Lent

14th March  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

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

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS (Behind Closed Doors)

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:

RECENT DEATHS: Nora Tarrant, Coole; Peggy Kelleher, Tullig. 

ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy Healy, Murphy’s Terrace; Christy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Niall Kelleher, Station Road; Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly; Timothy, Hannah & Timmy O’Connor, Lisnaboy; Denis Vaughan, Newmarket; Ellen Cahill. 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet 

SATURDAY 13th March at 6.30p.m:   Neilie O’Leary, Toorbonia;  James & Nellie Corcoran, Dooneen.

SUNDAY 14th March at 11.30a.m.: Sheila Barry, Murphy’s Terrace;  Kathleen & Danny Joe Cotter, Liscahane.

MONDAY 15th March at 7.30p.m: Kathleen Kelleher, Lackabawn & Nora Rea, Kilcorney.

TUESDAY 16th March at 7.30p.m: People of the Parish

WEDNESDAY 17th March St. Patrick’s Day Mass at 11.30a.m: Millstreet Pipe Band 

THURSDAY 18th March at 10.00a.m.: Hannah & Pat Murphy, Ballydaly

FRIDAY 19th March at 7.00p.m.: Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. for Niall Kelleher, Station Road

SATURDAY 20th March at 6.30p.m: Daniel & Elizabeth Creedon, Cloghoula;  Julia, Jerry & Denny Kelleher, Cahirdowney

SUNDAY 21st  March at 11.30a.m: Denis and the deceased members of the O’Regan family, Station Road & Main Street 

SUNDAY – MOTHER’S DAY

This Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day – we say thank you for everything our mothers have done for us and we remember in a special way those who have passed away. 

We ask Our Lady to guide and protect mothers everywhere and give eternal rest to those who are no longer with us. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 14th March 2021”

Swimmer Supreme Conor Moynihan to Participate in Prestigious Championships

Sincere congratulations to Conor Moynihangrandson of Margaret and Michael Moynihan, “Snugboro”, Killarney Road, Millstreet – on competing at such a prestigious level in the upcoming 5k and 3k Swim.   We thank his Dad – Neil – for alerting us to this amazing achievement in the World of Swimming.   Here we share how Conor’s School made the official announcement.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  Conor is on extreme right of photo (with blue mask).  (S.R.)

“Swimming – Congratulations to Conor Moyinhan, Connor Barnardo and Bryce Minderon on their selection to represent Eastern Cape Aquatics (ECA) at the South African National Open Water Swimming Championships, which will take place at Marina Martinique from 19-21 March 2021. The National Championships take place over three days, during which will see open water swimmers, from all over South Africa compete on a provincial basis in events over various distances.” 

Denis Kelleher – Baker Supreme – on “Kerry’s Eye” Newspaper

A wonderfully uplifting feature in this week’s “Kerry’s Eye” newspaper on Baker Supreme – Denis Kelleher originally from Aubane, Millstreet.  Sincere congratulations Denis…..we must definitely try out your delicious baking in time to come!  We thank Denis’s brother, John for alerting us to this excellent feature.

True Pictorial Gem from the Past – The Class of 1945

We extend sincere thanks to John Tarrant for very kindly permitting us to share this wonderfully historic photo of the Class of 1945 which John’s late Mum, Nora had not only preserved for decades but has so very carefully written all the names of those in this superb image on the back of the photograph.   This picture also appears in John’s splendid Millstreet Matters feature in this week’s “Corkman” (Thurs. 11th March 2021).   The amazing coincidence we note is that not only is Nora Tarrant (née Buckley)4th from left in 2nd row… featured in the picture but so also is Peggy Kelleher (née O’Connell).6th from left in back row – both of whom went to their Eternal Reward over the past week.  RIP.  There are many others thanks to Nora’s excellent captions whom I recognise in this precious photo of 1945 even though I was not born until 1951.   Renewed thanks to the Tarrant Family for sharing this true pictorial gem.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Parents Association

The Parents Association for the Millstreet Primary schools has been in touch, so far they have only had 10 children from both schools put in something for their video of ‘What St Patrick’s Day means to you’.  They would like everything to be in by Friday evening if possible to get the video ready for St Patricks Day, details can be found on the original link below, but it would be lovely to show that St Patrick’s Day is still special, even if we can’t have the Parade this year.

Someone has had problems sending in their video/Photo’s, so the Parents Assn are adding their Whatsapp phone number for entries.  Whatsapp 086 6635625, or you can email 

Also any problems sending something in then you can also contact them on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Millstreet-Parents-Association-104178005023702

http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/2021/03/05/what-does-st-patricks-day-mean-to-you

 

Vaccination of Over-80s This Thursday and Friday

Tullig Medical Centre will be closed to Patients from 2pm on Thursday, 11th March 2021 until Noon on Friday, 12th March, to facilitate the Vaccination of People Over 80.  For emergencies during this time please ring the Surgery.

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 9th March 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

On tonight’s Show:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons singing about Tipperary, Shandrum Céilí Band’s selection, The Clare Céilí Band,  some Classical Magic,  Breeda Tarrant’s wonderful singing recorded at The Bridge Bar …. and many, many more. 

At 10pm we feature a superb recording from 2013 at the Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Weekend in Kiskeam where we listen to the magnificent music of Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch.   And at 9.45pm we hear Steven Roche of Kanturk singing about Castletownbere.   And we chat about the follow images sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Parish Retreat to Ardfert in 2000.
At Clara Mountain Summit in 2000 when Tadhg O’Driscoll had unveiled the plaque marking 50 years since the Cross was firstly put in place in 1950.
Cloghoula N.S. Sports and Pattern Day 2000.
Clonakilty Model Village 2000.
Going for a drive in Beijing, China in the year 1999.
Reading the “Clara News” on the Great Wall of China in 1999.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00pm”

Neil Shares Shopfront Images of the 1980s in Millstreet

We extend sincere thanks to Photographer Supreme Neil O’Connor of USA and West End, Millstreet for sharing two further superb images adding to our recent feature on “Millstreet Shopfronts Down the Years”.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Denis Twomey in the 1980s painting the attractive shopfront in Main Street of the very well known Twomey Family Shop. Denis’s Uncle Séamus is also included in our image.
The many newspapers on sale at Mary Cronin’s Shop on Main Street in the 1980s.

Nora Tarrant (née Buckley), Coole, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Nora Tarrant (née Buckley), Coole, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

On March 6th, peacefully at home, in the presence of her family, NORA, beloved wife of the late Patsy, loving mother to John, Peg (Collins), Eileen (Power) and Pádraig, adoring Nana to Eoin, Helena, Donogh, Tomás, Niamh and Aoife, sister to Margaret and the late Andrew, Annie and Michael. Sadly missed by her family, daughters in law Catherine and Sheila, sons in law Denis and Ger, nephews, nieces, relatives, wonderful neighbours and many friends.

In accordance with current guidelines, a private funeral will take place. Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Monday at 12 noon, followed by burial in Drishane Cemetery. Funeral Mass will be streamed live on: http://www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

Please leave your personal message for Nora’s family in the Condolences section HERE.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Unusual Bird Visits Eily’s Home!

In March 2019 Daniel and Majella O’Donnell visited the very welcoming home of Eily Buckley.  In  March 2021 (Sat. 6th) it was this beautiful rare bird that paid a visit to Eily’s Garden!   Clearly seeking Select Accommodation!  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Update:  Lots of suggestions coming in – including one from Caroline Lehane who suggests that the bird could well be a Peregrine Falcon….Another suggestion received – a Sparrow Hawk.

An official image of a Peregrine Falcon.
Official picture of a Sparrow Hawk.

 

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 7th March 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 7th March 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.  This is our tenth Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….and we also focus on the images shared below where we view Shopfronts of Millstreet over the years….as well as current photos.  And we remember the late Nora Tarrant of Coole.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  And we chat about these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show. Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Sunset as viewed from The Square, Millstreet on Sat. 6th March 2021. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Shopfronts over the years in Millstreet Town.

Clonbanin Ambush Centenary being commemorated at The Square this weekend.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 7th March 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm”

Supporting Online Daffodil Day This Year

We can’t be on the streets this Daffodil Day but our community can still make a huge difference. Please click http://www.justgiving.com/daffodil-day-millstreet to donate and/or forward to your contacts. If you can please share on social media and local pages to help raise funds to support cancer patients and their families. Thank you.

We thank Phil Sheehan for this important Notice. (S.R.)

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 7th March 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Third Sunday of Lent

7th March  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

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

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS (Behind Closed Doors)

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:

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace; Denis A. Dennehy, Pound Hill;  Chris Kiely, Liscahane;  Dolly Barrett, Main Street; Daniel Daly, The Bridge; Catherine Divine, Cockhill;  Kathy Twohig, Aunagloor; Seamus McCarthy, Carrigacooleen; John C. & Julia O’Leary, Adrivale; Nevaeh Keane, Coolikerane; John Anthony Murphy, London & Ballydaly; Nora, Pat Joe, Eddie and Pat Joe (Jnr.) Fleming, Meenagloherane;  Fr. Donal O’Hare, Cloghoulamore & USA; Theresa O’Sullivan, Grenagh; Mary Anne & Jackie Murphy, Laharn East, Boherbue; Nora O’Sullivan, Dooradoyle; Mary & Jimmy McLoughlin, Killarney; Dan Joe & Donie Dineen, Caherbarnagh; Dan & Nora O’Leary, Umeraboy. 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet

 SATURDAY 6th March at 6.30p.m:   Mary O’Keeffe, Millstreet

SUNDAY 7th March at 11.30a.m.: Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood

MONDAY 8th March at 10.00a.m: Madge & Michael Kelleher, Aubane;  Private Intention

TUESDAY 9th March at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

WEDNESDAY 10th March at 10.00a.m: John Murphy, Kippagh (recently deceased)

THURSDAY 11th March at 10.00a.m.: Hannah & Pat Murphy, Ballydaly

FRIDAY 12th March at 9.30a.m.: Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 10.00a.m. for John Murphy, Glebe Lodge, Castleisland & Glountane, Cullen (recently deceased)

SATURDAY 13th March at 10.00a.m: Noreen Barrett-O’Brien, Lackabawn (recently deceased)

SATURDAY 13th March at 6.30p.m: James & Nellie Corcoran, Dooneen;  Neilie O’Leary, Toorbonia

SUNDAY 14h March at 11.30a.m: Sheila Barry, Murphy’s Terrace;  Kathleen & Danny Joe Cotter, Liscahane [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 7th March 2021”

What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you?

What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you?  Millstreet Parents Assn has asked the Primary School children that very question.

To some of us it can mean going to St Patrick’s Church for mass, meeting friends and listening to the wonderful music.  It maybe visiting family and going to the St Patrick’s Day Parade.

This year, sadly, we wont be able to do any Parades or go to Mass together, so instead of a Parade etc this year The Millstreet Parents Assn has invited the children from the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S. to send in maybe a Photograph or Video of up to 20 seconds of who they want to wish Happy St Patrick’s day to (maybe someone out of the area or abroad they haven’t seen in a long time, or a relation they miss), perhaps play some music, or even have their own mini parade, even if they want to do a picture or Art, a poem, but the idea is for the children to say what St Patrick’s Day means to them.

The Parents Assn need all Photo’s/video’s and art pieces sent in by Friday 12th March 7pm and they will put them together for viewing in our own Primary Schools St Patrick’s virtual Parade on the 17th March.  By sending it in, it is accepted consent has been given to show the clips/art on the Facebook page of The Millstreet Parents Assn and other social media platforms, this way any wishes you want sending to people will be able to seen.

But this will only work if the children take part, so let prove that St Patrick’s Day is still special to everyone.

Email:  

https://www.facebook.com/104178005023702/photos/a.109623484479154/114628150645354/

Two Special Days!

This Wednesday and Thursday have been special for the following reasons:  Wednesday, 3rd March 2021  was designated as the day on which we were asked to remember and to pray for all those who have been affected by COVID-19 over the past year.   While Thursday has a date which will not be repeated for another century – 4 3 21 – 4th March ’21…..Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A truly special date on Thursday!
Symbols of remembrance at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Wednesday, 3rd March 2021.

Richard and Tommy Burke ensuring safety measures are in place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

Millstreet has recently been added to a growing list of Age Friendly towns

Millstreet has recently been added to a growing list of Age Friendly towns across Cork. This is the result of a process which began when County Cork committed itself to establishing a county where older people can live full, active and healthy lives by signing up to Ireland’s National Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme (AFCC). Millstreet is now one of 8 Age Friendly towns across Cork – the others are – Bandon, Bantry, Charleville, Cobh, Kinsale, Passage West Monkstown and Mitchelstown.  

 To celebrate the inclusion of Millstreet into the growing list of Age Friendly towns – Cork County Council in conjunction with Millstreet County Council & Cork County Older People’s Council (OPC) have given 200 Age Friendly Activity Packs to be distributed to the Over 60’s around the Millstreet area. If you are interested in receiving a pack please get in touch with Millstreet Day Centre who are helping to deliver the packs locally. Just send your Name & Eircode to <email> or Text (087) 9321617

 Plans/projects that are in development/in the pipeline at the moment include:

  • Increase number of Age Friendly Parking spaces in the County
  • Seating/benches
  • Walk ability Studies of the Towns
  • Community age friendly celebration events
  • Pilot a design and colour scheme for age friendly parking in Cork County with potential roll out nationally
  • Delivering Age Friendly Training for businesses in partnership with the Local Enterprise Offices
  • Providing Age Friendly Digital Skills Training in libraries
  • Competition of Age Friendly Housing Design from students of the Cork School of Architecture

 More information can be found on Age Friendly Ireland – https://agefriendlyireland.ie/

Statement from Millstreet Community Council re Bank Closure

Millstreet Community Council Ltd.

The decision of Bank of Ireland to close 103 branches in Ireland was greeted with dismay throughout the country. The inclusion of Bank of Ireland in Millstreet has come as a shock to its many customers not only in the town but also its hinterland. It affects not alone the business sector but also many individuals who supported it loyally over many years.
This is another knife in the heart of rural Ireland. Millstreet is fortunate in having the AIB, the Post Office and the Credit Union but the closing of B of I or of any business is most regrettable in any rural town. It is imperative that if rural Ireland is to succeed and prosper, we must retain all our services to which our people have every right.
We wish to thank the staff for their diligence and dedication over the years and we wish them well for the future.

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 2nd March 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

On tonight’s Show:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons singing “Brosna Town”, Shandrum Céilí Band’s 2015 All-Ireland performance of “The Killavil Set”, The Clare Céilí Band,  some Classical Magic,  Breeda Tarrant’s “Friendship” …. and many, many more. 

And we shall be repeating our very popular  recording of Michael Healy Rae – an All Ireland Traditional Whistler – superbly whistling “Fáinne Geal an Lae”.  And also on tonight’s Show we share Entertaining Musings galore!

At 10pm we broadcast the premiere of “Lovely Millstreet Town” sung by Tim Gleeson and which was the winning song of Millstreet’s 1980’s “Fáilte Festival Song Competition” composed by Jeremiah Lucey of Bounard,  Gneeveguilla.  Jeremiah’s daughters Noreen and Julia M. very kindly presented a very beautiful framed feature outlining the origins of the superb song.  This is on permanent display in Millstreet Museum.  We illustrate this wonderful story below through a series of images.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Spring 2021 at Pound Hill, Millstreet.
New signage at The Square.
In the past this area was often referred to as Market Square.
Recent paragliding from Clara Mountain.
Activity Box recently being distributed known as Senior Play Pack .

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Vivienne Murphy – Second Anniversary

Beautiful New Bench in memory of Vivienne at Tanyard Wood , Millstreet

Dermot, Lilly, Caroline and Steven – Vivienne’s heartbroken Family – would like to say thank you to everyone for your support over the past two years.   We would like to say a very special thank you to Beatie,  Denise and the Tanyard Wood Association for raising funds to put up a beautiful Bench in Vivienne’s memory.   Sincere thanks also to Liam Flynn and to Michael Kelleher for all their time and hard work in putting up the bench.   It is greatly appreciated.  We are so touched and grateful to our Tanyard Wood Residents for their kind Donations and for helping us to make Vivienne’s memory live on.   She loved her Tanyard Wood.

Preparing the location for the Special Bench in memory of Vivienne at Tanyard Wood. From left: Liam Flynn, Killian and Michael Kelleher.