Brian Dennehy, Veteran Stage and Screen Actor, Dies Aged 81

We thank Gena, Maurice and Con for alerting us to this very sad news of the passing to his Eternal Reward of Gentleman supreme who was so very proud of his Millstreet roots – Brian Dennehy, R.I.P. (His grandfather was Denis Dennehy, born in 1888 at Green’s Lane, and later of Church Street, across from the Star Ballroom, and emigrated in 1906).  When Brian arrived in Millstreet in the early 1990s Noel C. Duggan arranged a magnificent get together with all of Brian’s Millstreet relatives.   Brian invited us later to his performance of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh” at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre where in the Theatre Bar after the Show he accorded us a royal welcome and when he met Seán Cronin (to whom he was related) for the very first time he could not believe the close family resemblance he witnessed.   Brian and members of his wonderful Family stayed at Mallow Castle when he visited Millstreet for that complete Bank Holiday Monday in the early 1990s and wrote in Millstreet Museum’s Visitors Book having spent some 90 minutes there – “The Wild Geese have returned!”  We, here in Millstreet, extend heartfelt sympathy to the Dennehy Family at this very sad time.   Brian was always so very welcoming, approachable, supremely talented …. and so very proud of his Millstreet roots.   We were privileged to have known Brian.  May he rest in peace.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  (S.R.) Sincere thanks to Michael for lots of additional material adding greatly to our Tribute to Brian.

Veteran actor Brian Dennehy, known for roles on stage and on screen, has died aged 81.

“It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not Covid-related,” his daughter Elizabeth tweeted. “Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and grandfather, he will be missed by his wife Jennifer, family and many friends.”

Dennehy was known on the big screen for roles in films such as Cocoon, Presumed Innocent, Tommy Boy, Romeo + Juliet and Gorky Park. His breakthrough role was opposite Sylvester Stallone in First Blood.

He was also a celebrated stage presence, winning two Tony awards for Death of a Salesman in 1999 and Long Day’s Journey Into Night in 2003. Dennehy also won a Golden Globe for the miniseries of Death of a Salesman. He was long associated with the Goodman Theatre in Chicago for his many performances in adapted works of Eugene O’Neill. His last appearance on stage was in 2016’s White Rabbit Red Rabbit.

“Theatre is something that I’ve always enjoyed and that I care about,” Dennehy said in 2016. “But as you get older, it is harder and harder to do, but it’s always worthwhile.”

One of Brian’s most famous films.

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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 <info@millstreetdaycentre.ie>

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

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 (until 11) this Tuesday (14th Apr. 2020) evening.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Highlights of this evening’s programme:

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3.  Discovering the “Shawls of Erin”!
  4.  Time to smile…or laugh!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Lights of Support.
  7.  T.R. Dallas.
  8.  City Quiz.
  9. Moore Quiz.
  10. Ceol Uisce – featured disc.
  11. Carriganima Book just published.
  12. Chatting about the attached images:

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

Live Broadcasts of Mass from Cork Music Station This Week

Cork Music Station will be broadcasting Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on the following days and times this week:

On Tuesday (14th April 2020), Wednesday,  Thursday and Friday at 10.00am (live).

Also on Sunday, 19th April at 11.30am (live).

Our “Radio Treasures Extra” programme will continue daily until 11am following the celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..  (S.R.)

One may contact Cork Music Station by emailing

corkmusicstation @gmail.com

An Evening View of Millstreet Easter 2020 from the historic 1852 Keel Cemetery, Clara Road, Millstreet. (Tap on the image to enlarge.)

Eastertime 2020 in Millstreet with Nature at its Best

Our images concentrate on the uplifting reawakening of Nature during this Springtime at Clara Road, Millstreet – in time for Easter 2020.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Nature all dressed up for Easter 2020!

Cloud clears Clara!

These days we have time to stop and admire nature at its best.
An Easter Greeting from Eva and Horst, Soest, Germany – Loyal Listeners to “Radio Treasures” on CMS on Tuesday nights.

[read more …] “Eastertime 2020 in Millstreet with Nature at its Best”

Next Cork Music Station Religious Broadcast on Holy Saturday at 7.30pm & on Easter Sunday at 11.30am

Our next Religious Broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station is on Holy Saturday, 11th April 2020 at 7.30pm (live) and on Easter Sunday at 11.30am (live).  S.R.The 2020 Easter Triduum Booklet is available to read online HERE. It has all the readings and prayers for this weekend.

Next Religious Broadcast on Cork Music Station – Wednesday at 10 and 11am

There is a Mass every week day on RTÉ News Now at 10.30am. RTÉ News Now can be accessed on Saorview (channel 21), Sky (channel 521), Virgin Media (channel 200), Eir (channel 517) as well as via the RTÉ Player, the RTÉ News Now app and via RTÉ.ie/news. This content will also be available on the RTÉ Player, both live and on catch-up.   We thank Cecilia for alerting us to this important information.
Our next Broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Cork Music Station is on Wednesday, 8th April at 10am (live) and at 11am (recorded)S.R.

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday Features Phone Interview with Eily at 10pm

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station this Tuesday, 7th April 2020 includes a telephone interview at 10pm with Eily Buckley during which Eily shares her thoughts on COVID-19 and its overall effect.   Our Programme begins at 9:30pm with its usual mixture of wonderful songs, music and musings.   At 10.15pm we remember the late Donie Golden and Con McSweeney and play a special 1960’s local song in tribute.   We hear about the many famous people born a century ago in 1920.   And there’s more, much more including references to the images below.  Happy listening!  Feel most welcome to contact us on corkmusicstation @gmail.com or by texting 086 825 0074.  Happy Easter to all our Loyal Listeners. (S.R.)

A different Millstreet in 1993 – Eurovision Year ….Now in 2020 the new Owners of Mary Cronin’s Home (Breda & Tommy Sheehan) have superbly and with great care wonderfully preserved the character of this unique Shop which totally delights so many. – Mary Cronin’s 
Very little social distancing during Eurovision 1993 in Millstreet!
Eily Buckley on left features in a 12 minute interview in tonight’s programme.
Lights of Hope at Marian Grotto on Clara Road and the wonderful Spring nature in evidence.

Cillín (Keel) Graveyard [info]

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday Features Phone Interview with Eily at 10pm”

Transmission of Funeral Mass of Con McSweeney on Church TV and Cork Music Station Today

The Funeral Mass of the late Donie Golden was broadcast live from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 10am and repeated in a recording at 11am this Tuesday, 7th April 2020.  Just after 1.30pm today also the Funeral Mass of the late Con McSweeney of Tooreenbawn and Altamont will be broadcast on Church T.V. (UHF Channel 53) and also will be transmitted live on Cork Music Station.  (S.R.)

Organisers of the Mini-Festival in 1995

“These were just some of the many people who assisted in the organising of the mini festival which was run in conjunction with the big fight (Collins v Eubank in 1995)  in Green Glens and who also assisted as stewards on the night.”

The photo is in Millstreet Museum. Anyone hazard a guess at the names?  [read more …] “Organisers of the Mini-Festival in 1995”

Religious Broadcasts on Cork Music Station during Holy Week 2020

Religious broadcasts from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station during Holy Week are as follows  (S.R.) :

Tuesday, 7th April………Mass at 10.00am (live) and Mass at 11.00am (recording).

Wednesday, 8th April…Mass at 10am (live) and Mass at 11.00am (recording).

Thursday, 9th April……Holy Thursday Ceremony at 7.30pm (live).

Friday, 10th April……….Good Friday Ceremony at 3.00pm (live).

Saturday, 11th April……Holy Saturday Vigil at 7.30pm (live).

Sunday, 12th April……..Easter Sunday Mass at 11.30am (live)  and 12.30pm (recording).

Next Broadcast of Mass on Cork Music Station Palm Sunday at 12:30pm

Our next Mass broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station will be on Palm Sunday (5th April 2020) at 12:30pm.  (S.R.)

To make contact with our Cork Music Station feel welcome to email corkmusicstation @gmail.com .

Lenten Sacred Space in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

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 <info@millstreetdaycentre.ie>
Thank you & stay safe.

Please note the menu below has been changed because it was initially forgotten that next Friday was Good Friday.

Sincere Thanks to John for Museum’s 40th Anniversary Feature

Sincere thanks to “Corkman” Journalist and Photographer Supreme John Tarrant for his greatly appreciated feature in last week’s “Corkman” regarding the 40th Anniversary of Millstreet Museum.  Here we also share one of the 2014 images from our Museum Archive of a panoramic view from a Hoist in Millstreet Town Park.   The scene shows a new Astroturf looking superb and it also shows the Carnegie Hall in the background – the home of Millstreet Museum.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00 Focus on Variety

Welcome to our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station

Tonight’s programme from 9:30 until 11:00 ….especially for those cocooning at this time …. will have the usual blend of the very best songs, music, chat and musings.   We shall also make special reference to the eleven images below.   To contact live just email corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074.   Happy Listening!  Stay safe and well.

Nature springing to life at Mount Leader, Millstreet.
Wise safety measures in place at Millstreet Town Park to focus on Social Distancing.
Denis Hickey delivers from Millstreet Day Care Centre lunch to those cocooning these times.
Mary Russell, renowned Journalist and Author from Dublin revisiting the Butter Road in February 2015 pictured with James O’Sullivan of Claraghatlea, Millstreet beside whose home a section of the original 1748 Butter Road passes. [more photos] [maps and details of the original butter road]
Shopping Deliveries from our Supermarkets during this time.
Uplifting colours at Angela’s Hair Salon in West End, Millstreet.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00 Focus on Variety”

Avondhu

Once more the Summer decks the hills round dear old Millstreet town
The breezes waft the scent from flowers of green Duhallow down
The sunshine chases shadows fleet o’er Muskery’s meadows wide
And light and shade guild every glade by sweet Blackwater’s side

Sweet it is when Clara hill is clad in sunset glow
And happy lovers shyly meet in many a vale below
They breathe the balmy Irish air and roam the meadows through
Where Finnow witching waters join the far famed Avondhu

Oh. Avondhu by many a field your shadowed waters glide
Where I have life[s golden hours your restful banks beside
Now scattered afar the comrades all my careless boyhood knew
Alas we’ll never meet again beside sweet Avondhu

Some sleep beside that grand old stream in the graveyard on the hill
They closed their eyes in dreamless death while life seemed pleasant still
Light lay the sod upon their clay may heaven’s sweetest dew
For ever bless each comrade’s grave beside sweet Avondhu

The fairest land on earth art thou Oh Ireland grá mo chroí
Your Exiles brave in every land are wrath to make you free
Their dearest hope that yet some day in Freedoms light they’ll view
Their Native hills that sleep for aye beside sweet Avondhu

J. Doody (Author)
Dooneen,
Millstreet,
Co. Cork

[read more …] “Avondhu”

Recycling Centres to Reopen from Tomorrow

Civic Amenity Sites in Cork County to reopen from Tomorrow (Tuesday) with restrictions, please see the update below from Chief Executive, Tim Lucey, which outline the restrictions in place.
(Millstreet Civic Amenity Centre is open Monday, Thursday and Saturday)

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“In my correspondence to you yesterday, I indicated that Civic Amenity Sites would be closed on this Monday. That decision was taken following the release of the public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 issued on Friday March 27th. Civic Amenity Sites had not been specifically listed as an essential service nationally and would generally require customers to travel more than the restricted two kilometres.  [read more …] “Recycling Centres to Reopen from Tomorrow”

The Moon and Venus over Millstreet

The Moon and the planet Venus shining in the sky this evening over Clara Mountain and Millstreet – taken from St. Mary’s Graveyard. Near record high pressures have settled over Ireland giving us cloudless skies, but cool days and cold nights, as well as the chance to escape the confines of our homes for a short while to get some exercise, fresh air, and a little sunshine on our skin.  [read more …] “The Moon and Venus over Millstreet”

Repeating Mass Broadcast at 3pm on Cork Music Station

Such is the demand from so many throughout the world including Australia, USA, UK and Ireland to hear our Mass Broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church which was celebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. at 11.30am this Sunday, 29th March 2020 that we shall be transmitted a repeat broadcast of the complete Mass at 3pmTo tune in just tap on Cork Music Station.  Stay safe and well.  (S.R.)

Religious Broadcasts on Cork Music Station This Coming Week

Broadcast Schedule of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet
Sunday 29th March: 12.30p.m.
Tuesday 31st March: 11.00a.m.
Wednesday 1st April: 11.00a.m.
Thursday 2nd April: 11.00a.m.
Friday 3rd April: 11.00a.m.

To access the broadcasts just tap on Cork Music Station

Our Cork Music Station broadcasts are transmitted one hour after the Celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..   To make contact with our Radio Station feel welcome to email corkmusicstation @gmail.com.  (S.R.)

St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, Co. Cork

St. Patrick’s Church closed until April 12th

Due to the restrictions put in place since last night and following correspondence received from Bishop Ray Browne and the diocesan office, all churches will remain closed until 12th April.

Masses will continue to be celebrated by Fr. Fitzgerald behind closed doors and will be transmitted on the Church TV and one hour later on www.corkmusicstation.com 

Our parish office will be closed until the same date but if you require assistance please feel free to ring (029)70043

Stay safe and we will all keep praying.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK:
Sunday 29th March: 11.30a.m.
Tuesday 31st March: 10.00a.m.
Wednesday 1st April: 10.00a.m.
Thursday 2nd April: 10.00a.m.
Friday 3rd April: 10.00a.m.

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Similarly in Dromtariffe, Fr. Tom is ‘cocooned’ which means he will not be taking part in Church Liturgies except for the weekly Sunday Mass.  This will be celebrated by Fr. Tom on his own in the presbytery, and offered for the intentions of parishioners. [St.Brendan’s]

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