The Hosepipe Ban Starts Today

The National Water Conservation Order (The hosepipe ban) comes into force from today Tuesday 9 June until Tuesday 21 July.
For the months of March – April – May, we’ve had less than half the rainfall of normal years, leading to a greatly lowered water table. This combined with the fact that we’ve had little or no rain in the last three weeks, combined with high temperatures, has led to a huge reduction in water levels in reservoirs nationwide. It is much worse up the country, but it is worrying as we head into the summer.We hope that our water source at Tubrid will prove as dependable as ever over the summer months.

Here are the eight things you can’t do with a hosepipe or similar apparatus from Tuesday onwards:  [read more …] “The Hosepipe Ban Starts Today”

Millstreet Children’s Playground Re-opens Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 10:00 am.

Millstreet Children’s Playground re-opens Tuesday, 9th June at 10:00 am.   Please note the following important information received from Millstreet Town Park Committee:

For the Safety of Our ChildrenRules of Use of This Playground

Children using this Playground are to be SUPERVISED by a PARENT or GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES.

Parents or Guardians are REQUIRED:

  • To bring their own hand sanitiser for the cleaning of their children’s hands before, at regular intervals during, and after use of the playground equipment. In the absence of such sanitation parents or guardians are requested to refrain from allowing their children use of the equipment.
  • To ensure physical distancing between children
  • To advise children to avoid touching their face, eyes, nose and mouth.
  • To ensure children under your care have regard to the safe use of equipment and to the safety of others at all times.
  • To adhere to the most up to date health advice.

The Irish version of this notice appears below:

[read more …] “Millstreet Children’s Playground Re-opens Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 10:00 am.”

Millstreet Singer/Musician, Emer Twomey, Supporting a Fundraising Campaign

Millstreet singer/musician, Emer Twomey, supporting a fundraising campaign for a little girl from Donegal called Olivia who has been diagnosed with a rare and serious genetic neuromuscular condition called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1.
Please share & support if you can.
#abetterlifeforlivie

Meals on Wheels

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Please see our menu for next week below.

If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or <email> . Thank you & stay safe.

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station this Week 

Mass on Sunday, 7th June 2020 at 11.30 am… Mass today is for all those buried in our Parish cemeteries: St. Mary’s, Drishane, Churchyard in Millstreet, The Cilín, Cullen Cemetery, and St. Laitiarain’s Cemetery. 

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass  

Mass on Monday (8th June) for Con Dennehy, Aunagloor; John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square; Denny & Peg Twomey, The Bridge at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (9th June) for  Con & the deceased members of the Kelleher family, Killowen; Eily & John Joe Greaney, Lackabawn; Niall Kelleher, Station Road at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (10th June) for Jerry O’Leary, Knockcahill; Billy & Mary Jo Murphy, Coole; Cáit & Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (11th June) for Denis, Margaret & Tadhg Curtin, Knocknageeha; Julia, Denny & Jerry Kelleher, Cahirdowney; Bridget & Patrick O’Sullivan, Dooneen at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (12th June) for Paddy Joe Cotter, Liscahane; Sheila Barry, Murphy’s Terrace; Willie Gleeson, Clara Road at 10.00a.m.

Incorporated into the celebration of Masses this week will be new recent recordings of Millstreet Church Choir and the playing of the Church Organ by Deirdre Tracey.   We thank Edel, Barry and Kieran Fraser for the coordination of the recordings of Millstreet Church Choir.   Thus we shall have the virtual sounds of the Organ and the Choir at the Celebration of all Masses throughout the week.   Members of the Congregation watching the live transmission on the Church Local Television will be unable to hear the Choir and Organist unless one turns on the radio sound in the background of the Mass being broadcast live on Cork Music Station.  Please note that there is a slight delay in sychronisation of the two sounds. (S.R.).

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet – June 2020.

Good Shepherd Window in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. This is a Watson Window fabricated in Youghal, Co. Cork. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Town Park Children’s Playground Not to Reopen to Public as Yet

We thank Denis Hickey (representing Millstreet Town Park Committee) for the following statement:

“Millstreet Town Park Committee notes the announcement that as part of Phase Two of the Government Covid-19 roadmap, supervised playgrounds will be allowed to re-open from Monday 8th June.
Millstreet Town Park Committee does not operate a supervised playground.  Pending further clarification Millstreet playground will not be re-opening from Monday 8th June 2020.”

Millstreet Town Park Children’s Playground Summer 2020. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Tubrid Holy Well to Reopen from 6pm This Sunday

To the great joy of so many Tubrid Holy WellCentre of Prayer and Haven of Peace – will reopen to the public from 6pm this Sunday, 7th June 2020.  We thank James O’Sullivan on whose land Tubrid is located for this uplifting update.   James emphasises that the usual COVID-19 safety measures are expected to be observed by Visitors to the Holy Well.  (S.R.)

Tubrid on an early morning in July 2009 (photo: Clement Carroll)

[read more …] “Tubrid Holy Well to Reopen from 6pm This Sunday”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1979 Audio Archive on CMS

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (2nd June 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including “Ireland in My Dreams”….And the sound of the Cuckoo recorded in Adrigole, West Cork by Geraldine Dunne.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3. Our 10pm Feature takes us back to 1979 when Pope John Paul II arrived at Dublin’s Phoenix Park to celebrate Mass in the presence of some one million people. .  Our 1979 edited recording is from Millstreet Museum Audio Recordings.  
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images relating to Nature at its very best in Clara Road, Millstreet plus the Sept. 1979 Papal Visit to Ireland. Tap on the pictures to enlarge.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1979 Audio Archive on CMS”

Commuting Times from Millstreet

Like it or not, we live on the outer fringes of the commuter belt for Cork City. We all know lots of people that head off early in the morning to work, and are home in the evenings just in time to see their children to bed. We saw a map recently (above right) which shows where people travelling long distances to work were from. As expected there is a large commuter belt around the larger cities of Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick.

Expecting to see Millstreet as one of the worst affected commuter areas,  we zoomed into the Millstreet area (see the map below), and we were thankfully surprised to see that Millstreet fared much better that other areas around us.  [read more …] “Commuting Times from Millstreet”

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 31st May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass  

No Mass on Monday (1st June) 

Mass on Tuesday (2nd June) for Denis, John, Madge & the deceased members of the Murphy family, Lisnaboy  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (3rd June) for Brendan Kiely, Station Road  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (4th June) for Donal Cowman, Drishane Road at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (5th June) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Incorporated into the celebration of Masses this week will be recent recordings of Millstreet Church Choir and the playing of the Church Organ by Deirdre Tracey.   We thank Edel, Barry and Kieran Fraser for the coordination of the recordings of Millstreet Church Choir.   Thus we shall have the virtual sounds of the Organ and the Choir at the Celebration of all Masses (S.R.).

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet Summer 2020

Meals on Wheels – June 2nd-5th 2020

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Please see our menu for next week below.

If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or <email>

Thank you & stay safe.

Meals on Wheels – May 25th-29th 2020

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.
A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Please see our menu for this week (above).
If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email <email>
Thank you & stay safe.

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Celebration in Dromtariffe Hall

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (26th May 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3. Our 10pm Interview takes us back to 1980 when a hugely impressive celebratory occasion was marked at Dromtariffe Hall to mark the 1980 appointment of Tom Meaney as Minister of State in the Fianna Fáil Government.   We hear Tom’s uplifting speech and we join the enormous gathering on the night where Tony Barrett and his Band performed.   Listen out for a very enthusiastic talented Drummer!   And we are also joined in a recent recording of Fr. James McSweeney sharing a most inspiring Thought for Reflection where the symbols of keys and a tunnel feature.  Our 1980 edited recording is from Millstreet Museum Audio Recordings.  
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images relating to Tom Meaney’s superb involvement in community activities over the years.  We also view a 2010 image of Fr. James at his Book Launch in Ballincollig.  (Tap on the pictures to enlarge):

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Celebration in Dromtariffe Hall”

Please Slow Down and Mind the Children

We have been asked to tell people to Please Slow Down and Drive With Care in Tanyard Wood and other estates around town, as a lot more children are out playing, and walking these days. For most it’s their only source of freedom, and the speed of some cars is scary. The last thing anyone wants now is a tragedy, especially because someone is being reckless.

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 24th May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass will be preceded daily at 9.40 am by the Recitation of the Rosary during the month of May. 

Mass on Monday (25th) for Sonny & Nora Dennehy, Gneeves at 10.00 a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (26th) for Timothy & Nora Kelleher, Lislehane at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (27th) for Connie Coakley, Station Road  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (28th) for Denis O’Hare, Coole at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (29th) for  Dr. Michael Feeley, Clara Road  at 10.00a.m.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

Reopening of St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet Greatly Welcomed

On Tuesday, 20th May 2020 St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet was reopened as Phase One lifting of COVID-19 restrictions permitted.   Here we share nine images where we note health and safety measures are very much in place within the Church.   This reopening event was greatly welcomed.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Local Millstreet residents greatly pleased by the Church reopening.
Patricia Guerin wisely brought her own seat to the Church as almost all church seats are cordoned off in the interest of safety.
Special Prayer in front of the main altar of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

[read more …] “Reopening of St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet Greatly Welcomed”

Rare RTE Film featuring Billy Coleman and some Familiar Local People from Millstreet at the 1976 Circuit of Ireland Rally

RTE did a one off insight into the Sport of Rallying back in 1976 and sent Reporter Liam Nolan along to follow the 1976 Circuit of Ireland Rally and in particular to follow the exploits of Millstreet Man Billy Coleman the 1975 Circuit Winner,the Footage here is of particular interest to the locals around here in Millstreet as a lot of familiar Faces are featured in this rare and most interesting documentary.

This Rare Footage is Courtesy of Pat Sullivan Carrignavar,Enjoy.

Broadcast on CMS of Two Masses on Thurs. 21st May at 10am and 2.30pm

On Thursday, 21st May 2020 on Cork Music Station we shall be broadcasting two Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  The first is at 10am preceded by the recitation of the Rosary at 9.40am.   The second Mass will be broadcast at 2.30pm and is the Funeral Mass of the late Jeremiah O’Connor, Coolikerane, Millstreet.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Interview in Kilcorney

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (19th May 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3. Our 10pm Interview takes us back to 1980 when with Seán Buckley we visited Pat O’Callaghan of North Horsemount, Kilcorney where Pat recalled his memories of schooldays and especially of Kilcorney Feis which he attended in the early 1900s.  A nine-minute edited Interview from Millstreet Museum Audio Recordings.  And we also hear from 1980 a recording of Jerry Kavanagh playing “Down by the Tanyard Side”.
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images relating to Memories of Kilcorney Feis and the Magic of Clara Road in the Evening.  (Tap on the pictures to enlarge):
    Kilcorney’s Seán Buckley features in our 1980 Interview tonight at 10pm.

    Clara Road Grotto in the evening.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Interview in Kilcorney”

Meals on Wheels – May 18th-22nd 2020

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.
A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Please see our menu for next week below.
If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or  <email>
Thank you & stay safe.

First Anniversary Mass for Margaret Lehane on Wed. 20th May at 10am

The First Anniversary Mass for Margaret Lehane, late of Caherdowney, takes place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Wednesday, 20th May 2020 at 10am.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  The celebration of Mass will be broadcast on Cork Music Station.

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 17th May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass will be preceded daily at 9.40 am by the Recitation of the Rosary during the month of May.  Recitation of the Rosary will not take place on Monday, 18th May

Funeral Mass on Monday (18th) for John Barry, Lackabawn at 12.00 noon

Mass on Tuesday (19th) for Eileen Murphy, Kippagh at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (20th) for Margaret Lehane, Cahirdowney  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (21st) for Timothy & Hannah Mary Kelleher, The Bridge at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (22nd) for  Donal & the deceased members of the O’Riordan family, Tullig & the Duggan family, Carriganima  at 10.00a.m.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

Eoin McCormack with Millstreet Connections Inspires All

An eight-year-old boy from Dublin who was due to make his First Holy Communion tomorrow is instead cycling a marathon close to his home for a charity close to his heart.   This wonderfully uplifting and very inspiring story recently featured on the RTÉ Television News. He has already raised nearly €11,000 through his GoFundMe Page !!   Update: The Fund has now reached an absolutely amazing €67,172.00 which includes a very generous contribution by Conor McGregor of €50,000.00! (S.R.)

Man biking

 

Well done Eoin on behalf of all the coaches and boys from Kilmacud in Dublin….was just one of the many messages shared with Eoin.

This is Eoin McCormack of Dublin who is Essie Roche’s Grandson. Eibhlín, Bríd & Ciarán Roche wish their cousin the very best of luck.  Sincere congratulations to Eoin on his truly inspirational project.   Eoin’s Mum is Margaret (née Roche) of Drishanebeg.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Eoin McCormack with Millstreet Connections Inspires All”

Celebrating Today the 27th Anniversary of 1993 Eurovision

To celebrate to the very day (15th May) the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 at Green Glens, Millstreet we share 23 images from the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum which will hopefully evoke many wonderful memories of the truly historic occasion.   Thanks to Noel C. Duggan & Family, the Local Eurovision Committee and RTÉ the Eurovision Song Contest on 15th May 1993 in Millstreet was an outstanding success with Ireland’s Niamh Kavanagh winning and according the opportunity in 1994 bringing about the first performance of “Riverdance” in Dublin.   Enjoy our trip down memory lane!  Keep safe and well All.  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)  [read more …] “Celebrating Today the 27th Anniversary of 1993 Eurovision”

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday 9.30 to 11.00 pm

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (12th May 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3.  Filming “Ryan’s Daughter” 50 years ago in West Kerry!
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images (Tap on the pictures to enlarge):
    Millstreet Recycling Centre during Coronavirus COVID-19 times.
    Sportman supreme Millstreet’s Darragh Cashman keeps on track with training during these times. Pictured on a run in the Dooneen area passing Millstreet Railway Station.
    A spectacular double rainbow viewed from Millstreet Town Park following a recent thunderstorm
    The exquisite scenic view of Caherbarnagh Mountains as viewed from Clara Road, Millstreet.

    One of the many recent superb sunsets as viewed from Mount Leader, Millstreet.

Kennedy Home Shot-At Because Son Joined The Dublin Police

11th May 1920, Millstreet, Cork: As the IRA’s campaign against the RIC escalates, policemen’s families become increasingly easy targets. In Millstreet, the home of John Kennedy, an elderly ex-RIC man, is shot at. Kennedy’s son, John, had recently joined the Dublin Metropolitan Police”

The shots were likely more intimidatory in nature as opposed to attempted murder, and we might never know what exactly happened! The boycott of police was coming into its height at the time, and anything to ward off Irish men from joining the police was carried out. It didn’t drive out the family though, as they lived here for at least another ten years … but who were the Kennedys? Below, we try to explain where they came from and and what happened to them: [read more …] “Kennedy Home Shot-At Because Son Joined The Dublin Police”

Millstreet Railway Station – Upgrade Works in 1993

Millstreet Railway Station was heavily upgraded in 1993 for the Eurovision Song Contest seeing the lengthened of the main (down) platform, the removal of the island platform, and the decommissioning of the loop track. Below are some photos of that time:

[read more …] “Millstreet Railway Station – Upgrade Works in 1993”