Following our Audio Broadcast on Cork Music Station this Sunday at 1pm of a recording of today’s Celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. in St. Patrick’s Church at 11:30 am we received many uplifting messages from far and wide from people who truly appreciated receiving the transmission in their own homes during these challenging times of Coronavirus COVID-19. Here is just a brief selection of the very kind comments:
On our Facebook Page some 59 made contact from various locations such as Russell Murphy in Australia, Eileen Murphy in Louisville, Kentucky, USA and Carmel Smith of Dublin. Lots of Local People expressed their appreciation indicating how impressed they were with the clarity of the signal.
Our next live Audio Broadcast of Tuesday’s 11:30 am Mass is on St. Patrick’s Day – 17th March, 2020 at 1 pm (Irish time) . This special transmission will be followed by a brief Music Feature celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Tap on the image below to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Pat Breen for the following wonderfully meaningful
Prayer of Protection Against Coronavirus COVID-19
Lord Jesus Christ, You travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the Coronavirus, that we may experience Your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.
Heal us from our fear which prevents nations working together and neighbours from helping one another.
Transmission of this morning’s celebration of Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is currently being broadcast – started at 1pm and
continues for 32 minutes. To hear the transmission just tap on Cork Music Station. We welcome your comments after the broadcast indicating perhaps what part of the world you have received the transmission. (S.R.)
For those who may not be able to access the Church Television live broadcast of the 11.30 am Mass on Sunday, 15th March 2020 in Millstreet we shall be transmitting an audio recording of that Mass at 1pm on Cork Music Stationwhich one may access on Laptop, iPad or Phone by tapping on the following link: Cork Music Station . That recording is heard worldwide on our Internet Radio Channel. If this initial broadcast is successful we may (with permission) audio broadcast the Mass live in future transmissions. (S.R.)
For those fortunate enough to be able to receive an acceptable reception of Millstreet Church Television one may tune into the live transmission of Mass when it’s being celebrated. For those who wish to know how to tune in: The signal is broadcast on UHF Channel 53 which is an analogue channel. Most modern televisions broadcast a digital signal but many still have an analogue facility which can be tuned in to UHF Channel 53 only when the signal is operating during a Service in the Church. The signal also depends on the aerial facing in the direction of the Church. This can then be saved. If one wished to acquire this service on their television the wisest approach is to contact a Professional Television Technician who can determine if your television can in fact received the signal. Location and distance from the Church is also a determining factor. The next feature will describe how you may receive Mass transmissions through the Internet. (S.R.)
Millstreet Lotto Committee would like to announce that, due to the Covid-19 Virus, the weekly local lotto draws are postponed for the foreseeable future. Please keep any tickets and monies for this week’s draw (15 th March) safely until we can announce a suitable draw date. There will be no tickets issued in the interm.
Because of Coronavirus COVID-19 – Millstreet Community Astroturf and Gym, Children’s Playground, Library and Museum are now Closed until Further Notice. And the Local Lotto Committee has decided to also postpone the Weekly Draw until further notice. (S.R.)
Notice from Joanne of McCarthys Bar in Millstreet just to say due to the Covid 19 situation All Darts,/Music Entertainment etc planned for the coming Weekend are Postponed until a later date,Joanne wishes all her Customers a Safe and Happy St Paddy’s Weekend and would also like to Mention that she is Celebrating 5 years in Business in Millstreet on Tommorrow March 14th and would like to thank all her Lovely Customers for their support during the past 5 years.
Paddy O’Brien (pictured at back centre) gave a superb presentation as Gaeilge (in the Irish language) to the 5th Class Pupils of Presentation N.S., Millstreet at the recent Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) in Millstreet Library. We thank Teacher Mairéad and Librarian Nora for the images. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Due to Covid-19 Coronavirus the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parades are cancelled in Rathmore, Millstreet and Carriganima where in The Pub this Sunday night from 8 to 10 the ever-popular singer from Co. Wexford – Michelle Murphy will be performing a range of superb songs. Michelle had been appointed the Grand Marshal of the Carriganima 2020 Parade. (S.R.)
Councillors at the recent Macroom/Millstreet Municipal District voted unanimously to name the villages of Carriginima, Inchigeela and the town of Millstreet as the recipients of the 2020 Streetscape, Signage an Improvement Scheme. The decision was welcomed by Fianna Fáil Councillor Gobnait Moynihan who described it as “great news as it has the potential to ease the financial burden of paying for paint, scaffolding and labour, which can be quiet costly for house owners and businesses”.
Under this scheme tenants or owners of buildings can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the full cost of painting the facades along the street which may include paint, labour, scaffold/ hoist and other materials etc.
Previously the Scheme only included towns within the county of Cork and recently extended to include key villages. Cllr Gobnait Moynihan said ” I urged to the Council the expand the scope of the Scheme, so as to promote regeneration and business growth in our rural villages as well.”
“One of our greatest amenities as a county is our picturesque towns and villages. The paint scheme has led to excellent results such as the village of Beal Átha na nGaorthaidh which availed of the Scheme in 2019. I look forward to seeing the people and businesses of Inchigeela, Carriginima and Millstreet build on the past success of this Scheme.
Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank everyone who came along to the Clubs second Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run held on Sunday last, on what was a mixed day at times weather wise an impressive line up of 60 fabulous cars still made the journey to Millstreet to take part in the Event. Many thanks to each and everyone for making the Trip. The Cars left Millstreet just after 12 noon and were again like last year led out by the Millstreet Pipe Band with whom Johnny Hickey was a member of for many years. After the Cars left the town they made their way up Tullig heading out the Rylane Road and then on to Ballinagree and then turning left off the Ballinagree Macroom Road to progress on to Hanover Hall and on to the Macroom-Rusheen Road before it joined the Coachford to Dripsey Road with the Event then making its way on to a Tea/Coffee Stop at Griffins Garden Centre. From there the Run continued its way back to Dripsey where it turned off and headed on to Cloghroe and from here the Run made it’s way to Donoughmore, New Tipperary, and then on to Bweeng, before turning on to the Road to Grenagh to make it’s way to the finish at The Farm in Grenagh, where a very Welcome meal was enjoyed at the end of a most enjoyable Run.
Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank all the People that helped out which helped make the Event a great success:- to all the Marshalls, Arrowing Crew, Registration/Sign On, Route Layout etc many many thanks for all your help. Also, we wish to thank Millstreet Pipe Band, An Garda Síochána, Wallis Arms Hotel, Griffins Garden Centre, The Farm Grenagh, Photographers and Media People, and finally many thanks to the Hickey Family again for there support and for donating the Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup to Millstreet Vintage Club, and Congratulations to the second winner of this most beautiful Cup Denis O’Riordan for Best Car in his Toyota Cressida, a most worthy winner. We look forward to seeing you all again for the 2021 Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run.
We thank Matthew Twomey, Ger Healy, Cian Power, Pat Sullivan and Danny Lane for the Photos.
The next transmission of “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station will be on Tuesday, 17th March 2020 from 9:30 to 11:00 pm. There will not be a broadcast of the programme on Tuesday, 10th March. (S.R.)
The Annual Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run organised by Millstreet Vintage Club which will take place on tomorrow Sunday March 8th. Sign on for the Run is from 10.30am at the Wallis Arms Hotel. The Run will be led away from the Hotel at 12 noon by the Millstreet Pipe Band and will make it’s way across a lovely Scenic Route as it travels along to its first stop at Griffins Garden Centre in Dripsey, where we will have a break for Coffee. From there we continue through some lovely countyside as we make our way to the finish at The Farm in Grenagh where we will then adjourn for dinner after a busy day on the Road. All Vintage/Classic Cars, Bikes, Vehicles are very welcome to join the Run. The Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup will also be up for grabs for Best Car on the day. For more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, or Willie on 087 2229874.
Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Agnieszka Jurczyk of Savannah Beauty Studio for her very generous donation to the Playground Project. It is great to have another local business support our Town Park on this project, thank you Agnieszka. Please continue to support our local entities as they give back and help us improve the fantastic amenities in our popular Park. We are still accepting donations to make us debt free and we would be delighted to receive any and all amounts. TO DONATE: you may:
The Pupils and Staff of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS presented a magnificent Bouquet of Flowers to Librarian Supreme, Grace Tangney in the Library on Friday, 28th Feb. 2020. As we reflect on the wonderful dedication which Grace has so clearly demonstrated over the past three and a half years we extend our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes to Grace in her upcoming inspiring role at Mallow Library. Today at 11:30 a.m. (Sat. 29th Feb.) Grace presents a wonderful story telling event on her final day as our superb Librarian in Millstreet Library. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation to Librarian Supreme Grace by Millstreet BNS Pupils”
Superb Author Ann Linehan introduced her beautifully illustrated book entitled “Sam & Sue Learn About Cybersafety“ to Siobhán O’Leary’s enthusiastic Classfrom Presentation N.S. on Wednesday, 26th Feb. 2020 in Millstreet Library at the invitation of Librarian Grace Tangney. And there was even a special Draw with many winners. Ann is scheduled to publish a number of other excellent Safety Books in the series in time to come. Here we share a selection of images from Wednesday’s inspiring occasion. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Just tap the highlighted Presentation N.S. Link to access updates on News from Presentation N.S., Millstreet which presently includes video footage of the superb singing and music in preparation for Feis Maitiú Corcaigh. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Margaret (Tessie) McAuliffe (née Lee)
Murphys Tce., Millstreet. On February 25th 2020, peacefully in the loving care of the wonderful staff at Carechoice Nursing Home, Macroom. Beloved wife of the late Florrie Mc Auliffe, loving mother of Mary (Buckley), Dromcollogher and Ann (Cullinane), Millstreet, sisters Sheila and Pauline, sisters-in-law Liz and Celia, sons-in-law, Mossie and Tony, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, her extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. “May she rest in Peace”.
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Wednesday evening, Rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon; burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. [rip] 1
Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station (Tuesday, 25th Feb. 2020) we listen at 10 pm to an interview with Director of Nursing, Margaret Collins and Gerard Cleary of Hospital, Co. Limerick on the occasion of a most memorable visit of a delightful Mobile Farm (from Co. Limerick) to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet in July 2018. And we also hear a brief section of an historic interview recorded in Derrinagree in 1979. All this and more plus references to the images illustrated below. And of course lots of songs, musings and music. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Catherine Pomeroy of Pomeroy Auctioneers for her very generous donation to the Playground Project. We are hugely appreciative to Catherine and for every financial contribution that we have received to date. Millstreet, you have really got behind the Town Park on this project, thank you. The Playground is open daily and despite the poor weather the place is packed! Please continue to support our local entities as they are they heart of our great little town. We are still accepting donations to make us debt free and we would be delighted to receive any and all amounts. [read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”