“Radio Treasures” this Wednesday on CMS 9pm to 11pm

Usually “Radio Treasures” is broadcast on Cork Music Station on Tuesdays 9.30 to 11.30pm.   A change for this week – Breeda Piggott very kindly presented the Show last night while I shall be presenting for Breeda tonight from 9.00 to 11.00pm.   Feel most welcome to make contact on corkmusicstation @gmail.com or on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  Happy listening!  (S.R.)

Eileen Moynihan, Ballydaly – First Anniversary & Acknowledgement

Eileen Moynihan

Ballydaly, Millstreet

Passed away on 26th January 2021.

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

As we lovingly remember Eileen on her first anniversary, we her family would like to express our sincere gratitude and heartful thanks to those who helped and supported us with our sad loss in such difficult times. We wish to thank all those who offered condolences, sent Mass cards, flower tributes, phoned and sent us beautiful letters, Eileen’s kind neighbours and friends who lined the road to bid Eileen a final farewell. A special thanks to the staff of the Bon Secours Care Village who cared for Eileen in the last three and half years of her life. We are very grateful for the care she received. We would like to thank Fr John Fitzgerald, Fr Seán Tucker and Fr Paddy O’Byrne for performing such beautiful and thoughtful ceremonies. We would also like to thank Mr. Jerry Doody for his beautiful singing at Eileen’s requiem Mass, Ms. Sharon Lane for being there to help and guide us. We would like to give a special thanks to Mr. Davy Tarrant, Funeral directors and his colleagues for their kindness and professionalism.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude.

The holy sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

Eileen’s first anniversary Mass will be held in Millstreet Church on Sunday 23rd January at 11:30am.

Breeda Tarrant – First Anniversary & Acknowledgement

It has been a year since our mother passed away. We would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and Mass cards during this time. Thanks to Davy Tarrant and Staff, Fr. Jack Fitzgerald and Dr. Mark Henderson who were a great help to us at this difficult time. Also a big thank you to our friends and neighbours who have been a great support to us throughout the year.

                                                              The Tarrant family

Anne O’Sullivan, Ballydaly – Acknowledgement & Sincere Thanks

The Family of Anne O’Sullivan, Ballydaly would like to express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all those who helped and supported us during the past few weeks.  Her final days were made so much more comfortable due to the professionalism and loving tender care of the staff at Millstreet Hospital. They all took such phenomenal care of her for the 15 months that she was a resident there. It’s wasn’t a hospital as such, but a home from home. Whilst it’s unfair to single out anyone as they were all so brilliant to her, we just have to acknowledge Heidi as they were really partners in crime.. making Glitter Bomb cards for us that made a huge mess when delivered to us! Valerie tried to keep them on the straight and narrow, but she was fighting a losing battle.. Her co-residents became her second family. Julia who was always ready with a kind word and said the Rosary for her in her final days Finbarr who made sure the curtains were pulled down every night. Pat who always stopped at the door to say goodnight And John who had some great chats with her. Thanks to Davy, Cora and staff at Tarrant’s Funeral Home as they made her final journey so easy for her and us all. Fr. Jack and Fr. Seán did such a beautiful Mass. Fr. Jack was a regular caller to Anne and John Anthony’s over the years and Fr. Seán had married them in 1965 and buried them both. Thanks to Sharon in the Parish office who did up such a lovely booklet. Thanks to Sacristan Julie for all her help and to Joan for such beautiful music. We are very grateful to all the staff of Millstreet Hospital who formed a guard of honor on her leaving the hospital and all the friends, neighbours and extended family that lined the road from Millstreet Hospital to the funeral home and then through the Town and onto the Graveyard. Her final prayers were broadcast over John Anthony’s public address speakers which were were set up by Timmy and Martin Lucey. Thank you to all the family, friends and neighbours that took the time & trouble to drop off food to us. There were so many gestures of kindness from so many people that we as a family appreciated and will never forget.   A Mass for everyone who helped and supported us in any way will be celebrated in the near future in St. Patrick’s Church. Millstreet. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir.

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 8.30 to 10pm

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station will for this Tuesday night (18th Jan. 2022) be presented from 8.30pm until 10.00pm by Breeda Piggott of Newmarket.   Lots of wonderful Country-and-Western and Irish songs and music guaranteed!  Sincere thanks to Breeda.  (S.R.) 

Private Carer Wanted in Millstreet Area

Private Carer wanted to join a 4 week rota, working every 4th week, caring for a lady living in the Millstreet area.
Schedule: Saturday evening one hour, (approx. 5pm), and 3 one hour visits on Sunday,( approx. 9am, 1pm, 5pm).
Interested individuals should have up-to-date First Aid training,(including Hoist Training), Garda vetted and with reliable references.
Contact 087 2648658

New Year donations to Cork’s Saint Vincent de Paul

 Millstreet branch supervisor Bridget Fitzgerald with Eileen O Sullivan.

An estimated 50,000+ homes will contact the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) this winter. The board of Management at Mallow Credit Union felt that the annual donation to the SVP was more important than ever for the year ahead and wanted to show their support to the tireless efforts of the SVP. It was agreed to support the SVP groups within Mallow Credit Union’s Common Bond, with a total of €5,000 being donated across North Cork & West Limerick, €1,000 of that going to the Millstreet branch of SVP.

Tomas O Neill, CEO of Mallow Credit Union said “We have a long-standing relationship with Saint Vincent de Paul in our communities and see just how much of an impact they have to the lives of families in our area each year. We are grateful to be able to continue to support their fundraising efforts this year and would like to wish all the SVP staff and volunteers a peaceful 2022.


Conor Moynihan’s Brilliant Success in Swimming

We extend sincere congratulations to Conor Moynihan (whose Grandparents are Margaret and Michael Moynihan, Killarney Road, Millstreet) who this Monday morning in South Africa participated in one of the most challenging Swimming Competitions – the toughest one yet (according to his Dad, Neil) in which Conor has taken part.   We wish Conor every success and we are so delighted that a young Sportsman of near Olympic-style ability has such important Millstreet connections.  (S.R.)

Conor with his Dad, Neil.

Anne O’Sullivan (née Dunlea), Ballydaly

The death has occurred of Anne O’Sullivan (née Dunlea), Ballydaly, Rathmore, Kerry/ Rathmore, Cork.

The death has occurred of Anne O’Sullivan (née Dunlea) Ballydaly, Rathmore, Co Kerry and formerly of Lacka Cross, Ballydesmond, Co. Cork. Passed away, peacefully, in the phenomenal care of the kind and wonderful staff at Millstreet Community Hospital. Sadly missed by her children Denis, Kay, Hugh, John and Willis, daughters-in-law Carla, Mary and Orla, son-in-law Ger, grandchildren Nigel, Jonathon, Shane, Helena, Cian, Oisin, Sorcha, Joshua, Michael, William, Anthony and Julian, Sisters-in-Law, brothers-in-Law, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours, friends and her second family of Co-residents & Staff in Millstreet Hospital. Predeceased by her adored husband John Anthony, daughter-in-law Deborah, her parents, her four sisters & eight brothers.

May She Rest in Peace

Reposing in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Monday 17th Jan from 5pm – 7pm on a walk through basis only please. Face coverings required and no hand shaking to protect both the sympathiser and the family.

In the interest of the safety the family and community in general, a private Requiem Mass for close family friends and neighbours will take place on Tuesday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Messages of condolence for the family can be left at the link HERE.

Remembering Ashling Murphy at Vigil in Millstreet Town Park

We thank Photographer supreme, John Tarrant for very kindly sharing this special selection of images recording Friday (14th Jan. 2022) evening’s Candlelight Vigil at Millstreet Town Park in memory of the late Ashling Murphy.  May Ashling rest in peace.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Ashling Murphy at Vigil in Millstreet Town Park”

“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 – 16th Jan. 2022 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday 16th Jan.

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene concludes the two-part programme – ‘The Story and Music of Manfred Mann & The Kanturk Connection’.

Manfred’s mother Alma has married local man Donal Hanrahan and settled in Kanturk.  After the death of her husband, Alma’s health deteriorates and she develops Alzheimers.  Local couple Jackie and Teresa Carroll speak about looking after Alma during her final days. 

Manfred Mann talks about the futility of drugs, which were part of many musician’s life in the sixties. 


                            The progression from Manfred Mann to Manfred Mann’s Earthband in the seventies.  The band still play to this day.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Mushera Mountain Christmas Day Charity Climb benefits Air Ambulance Service

Once again the Annual Christmas Day Mushera Mountain Climb was a great success despite the Weather and as always the well supported Annual Climb always benefits Charities and Organisations in the Locality.

Aubane Social Club Secretary Noreen Kelleher recently presented €2040 to Donie Lucey Irish Community Air Ambulance proceeds of the Christmas Day Mountain Climb.

Aubane Social Club were the First Organisation Nationally to Fundraise for the Air Ambulance Service a number of Years ago and were delighted to be involved with and be able to help such a vital Service again.

“Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 16th Jan. 2022 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

Firstly we wish to let you know of a further means by which one can access  Cork Music Station.   Just download the free App entitled Radio Garden which provides access to countless radio stations worldwide by means of geographical location.   Then just search for “Cork, Ireland” and CMS is one of the 14 Cork Radio Stations which appears on your phone screen.  Then simply tap Cork Music Station and transmission begins immediately!

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 16th Jan. 2022) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm.  This is our 3rd Lunchtime programme of 2022 – where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….And we also include Christmas songs by Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, George Formby and Frank Sinatra  plus music by the Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant and more.   And we also feature some wonderful selections from famous Musical Show Favourites.   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 the images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Very special welcome to DJ Supreme, Barry O’Halloran who is presenting his Sunday morning Show “Beautiful Sunday” from 10.30am to 12.30pm when Barry then hands over to “Lunchtime Favourites”.

The renowned traditional Musician supreme, Johnny O’Leary in conversation at a Station Mass reception at the home of Noreen and Daniel Dennehy, Liscahane, Millstreet in the 1990s, with Eily Buckley, John C. Casey and Tom Meaney.
Sr. Patricia O’Shea and Bishop Diarmaid Ó Súilleabháin on 27th May 1990 unveiling the very impressive plaque commemorating 150 years of the Presentation Sisters Order in Millstreet.
Jerry Doody in the 1990s calling out the numbers at the weekly Bingo session in Millstreet’s GAA Community Hall.
Killarney’s Paddy McMonagle pictured in 1993 having just paid a visit to Millstreet Museum.
Sat. 15th Jan. (Feast of St. Ita) marked the 75th Anniversary of the launch of the Rural Electrification Scheme by the ESB. (Photo: ESB Archives)
Drishane Garden Fete in the 1980s.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 16th Jan. 2022 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

John Linehan, Cullen & Dooneen – First Anniversary & Acknowledgement

John Linehan


Formerly of HSE

First Anniversary 16th January 2022

Deeply loved and adored husband of Gillian and dad of Jennifer, Harry, Hugh and Josh. On this, the first anniversary of John’s passing we would like to acknowledge and thank those who have helped and supported us throughout John’s illness and during this past year. We want to thank those who cared for John; the Oncology and Radiotherapy Teams at Cork University Hospital; the Radiotherapy Team at the Beacon Hospital Dublin; the Homecare Team of Marymount University Hospital; the Public Health Nursing team, Millstreet; all at Murphy’s Pharmacy Boherbue and the entire team at Áth Trasna Medical Centre, Newmarket. We owe a debt of gratitude to those who cared for John with boundless generosity of self, kindness and compassion. We would especially like to thank Ms Mag Allen, Oncology Advanced Nurse Practitioner CUH, Dr Richard Bambury, Medical Oncologist CUH, Ms Maureen Murphy PHN, Millstreet and our GP Dr Bertie Daly, Newmarket.  John was honoured to have known you and privileged to have been able to call each of you a colleague and a friend. We wish to thank Davy, Cora and Elaine of Tarrant’s Funeral Directors for their kindness and professionalism; the management and staff of Millstreet Community School for taking such good care of the children during John’s illness and over the past year; Fr Kevin O’Sullivan for the beautiful Mass to celebrate John’s life; John’s colleagues at HSE and Gillian’s colleagues at MTU for their unwavering support throughout John’s illness and over this last year; the children’s many friends for bringing joy and laughter back into their lives and into our home this past year; our many friends, close neighbours and family who have shown us such love and support through what has been the toughest of times. We are honoured that we have raised funds for Marymount University Hospital and CUH through a Gofundme campaign set up in John’s memory and we are eternally grateful to all who have donated. The fund will help establish a permanent Acute Oncology Unit in CUH. This is a fitting tribute to John and a most appropriate legacy recognising his commitment to healthcare improvement, his dedication to nursing and his strong links with CUH throughout his career.

John will continue to live on through us, to walk beside us, to carry us, to inspire and motivate us, he will forever be our hero and will remain the wind beneath our wings.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 16th January 2022



Second Sunday After Christmas

16th January 2022

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

Telephone Nos.:  Landline:  029 70043  &  Mobile: 087 775 2948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie

Website:   www.dioceseofkerry.ie

Parish office opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. & 2.00 – 5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS:   Sheila Looney, Rathmore 

ANNIVERSARIES:    Jackie & Danny Joe Murphy, Tanyard; Mary Cashman, Tullig House; Mai O’Sullivan, Minor Row; Joan Duggan, Ka Egan & the deceased members of the Duggan Family, Minor Row;  Fr. Joe Murphy, West End; Sheila McGarry, Mountleader; Sonny Murphy, Clarabeg;  Bridie & Con O’Riordan, Gortavehy; Billy & Kathleen Guerin, Cloghoula & Ballydaly;  Dan Hickey, Knockduff;  Mary, James & the deceased members of the Hickey Family, Derragh; P.J. Murphy, Old Youghal Road; Mary McCarthy, Kilcummin; Denis Duggan, Carriganima; Kitty McSweeney, Rathcoole; Catherine Linehan, Main Street & San Francisco; Mary Kiely, Ballymacarberry. 

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 15th January:

Millstreet 6.30p.m. Breeda Tarrant, Aunagloor

Sunday 16th January:

Ballydaly 9.00a.m: Peggie & Jerry Horgan, Ballydaly

Cullen 10.15a.m: Art, Jackie & Margaret O’Connor, Nohovaldaly;  Dan & the deceased members of the Meade Family, Ahane

Millstreet 11.30a.m: John Linehan, Knocknagurrane & Dooneen


Saturday 22nd January:

Millstreet 6.30p.m. Kathleen Corcoran, Dooneen;  Mary Cashman, Tullig House

Sunday 23rd January:

Ballydaly 9.00a.m: Fr. Dan Kiely, Ballydaly

Cullen 10.15a.m: Eileen, Tom & their son Larry Kelleher, Cullen

Millstreet 11.30a.m: Kathleen O’Sullivan, Gortavehy;  Eileen Moynihan, Ballydaly

Rotas for 22nd /23rd January, 2022   


Millstreet   6.30 p.m. Aideen Buckley Catherine Buckley;

Clara Manley-Kiely;

Mary Reardon

  11.30 a.m. Sr. Peter Fahy Mary Buckley;

Marie Casey;

Breeda Fitzgerald

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Dan O’Riordan
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Aisling O’Riordan


Monday 17th Mass for Fr. Joe Murphy, West End; P.J. Murphy, Old Youghal Road; Private Intention at 7.30p.m.

Tuesday 18th Mass for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Wednesday 19th Mass for John, Joan & Mikie O’Connor, Ballinkeen and Patsy McSweeney, Rathcoole at 10.00a.m.

Thursday 20th Jackie & Dan Joe Murphy, 12 Tanyard and the deceased members of the Murphy & Dunne Families at 10.00a.m.

Friday 21st for Bertie & Kate Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 16th January 2022”

Candlelight Vigil at Millstreet Town Park in Memory of Ashling

Sincere thanks to Photographer/Videographer supreme, Tom Corbett for very kindly sharing this special recording of this Friday (14th Jan. 2022) evening’s Candlelight Vigil in memory of the late Ashling Murphy at Millstreet Town Park.   A very large number of Participants assembled in the Astroturf Pitch where beautiful moving airs were played by members of the Linehan Family of Dooneen followed by a Candlelit Procession around the walkway of Millstreet Town Park.   May the wonderfully inspiring and beautiful Ashling rest in peace.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.  (S.R.)

Pat Cox Elected President of European Parliament 20 Years Ago

It’s twenty years ago on Sat. 15th Jan. 2022 since Pat Cox was elected President of the European Parliament.

We thank Donie Howard for alerting us to this historic occasion and for sharing the images and captions.  Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Pictured from left:  Danny Sheehan RIPJohn Dwyer Donie Howard,  Pat Cox,  Gerald Bourke RIP, Con Kelleher,  Fr. Peter Farrell and Pat Fleming.