Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 16th August 2020

 NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16TH aUGUST, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
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 and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:  

RECENT DEATHS: Monica Shanahan, Coalpits; John Kelleher, Aubane; Jerry Goulding, Cullen & New York; Kathleen Farrell, Dunmanway. 

Mass Intentions this Weekend

Saturday 15th August:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Nonie & Dan Lehane, Tullig

Sunday 16th August:

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Michael & Theresa Herlihy, Cahirbarnagh &

The deceased members of the Moynihan family, Lyreaoune.   

Cullen      10.15 a.m.             Catherine & Emma Dineen, Carrigaline;

Virginia & Pat Linehan, Dromahoe    

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Mass for People of the Parish    This Mass is broadcast live on Cork Music Station.   

Anniversaries:       Denis O’Shea, Killowen; John O’Shea, Killowen; Paddy O’Shea, Coole; Connie Kelleher, Lackabawn; Margaret & Dan Barry, Lackabawn; Dermot Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; Mary Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Kathleen Lane, Ballinatona; Matthew & Mary O’Sullivan, Killarney Road; Fr. Pat Joe O’Sullivan, Gortavehy; Nora Kelleher, Lislehane; Kit Hickey;  Ann & Dan Kelleher, Finnanefield; Mary Leahy, Kilcorney; John Moylan, Kanturk.

Mass Intentions for next weekend:

Saturday 22nd August:                              

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Anna Hartnett, Clara Road

Sunday 23rd August:           

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. John O’Brien, Ballydaly

Cullen       10.15a.m. Noel Duggan & his daughter Noreen,

Lisnaboy & Sr. Elizabeth.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Connie Hickey, St. Joseph’s Gardens

PLEASE CONTINUE TO CONTACT PARISH OFFICE TO BOOK FOR WEEKEND MASSES & THURSDAY NIGHT MASS IN CULLEN [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 16th August 2020”

Recording of the Funeral Mass of John Kelleher Aubane

We thank Denis Kelleher for sharing the recording of his Dad’s Funeral Mass on Thursday, 13th August 2020.   John Kelleher’s Funeral Mass was held in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Fr. James McSweeney and Concelebrants Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Canon Declan O’Connor, P.P..  Mass was streamed live on Thursday and this is a recording of that live streamingClick on the link below. (S.R.) As John’s Funeral left Aubane neighbours and friends lined the route and at Aubane Cross Brendan Kelleher sang one of John’s favourite songs while Darragh Twomey played some very beautiful Irish traditional music.

Celebrating John’s 80th Birthday in Aubane Community Centre – from the Pictorial Archives of Aubane Community Centre.

https://www.facebook.com/kelleherd/videos/10221609318169631/

Museum & Website Fundraising Success

Having now ended our hugely successful GoFundMe Project we observe the attached image of Clara Mountain, Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland at the foot of which nestles Millstreet Town where our Museum and Community Website are very much part of everyday Millstreet life.   It is, therefore, superbly uplifting to have witnessed such amazing generosity from so many wonderfully kind people and organisations at home and abroad who have supported our fundraising project.   By 20th August 2020 a total of €6515.67 will have been transferred from the GoFundMe platform to our Museum Bank of Ireland Account.   The total raised was €6,750 and fees of €234.33 were deducted.   A million thanks to all our splendid Supporters and also to the GoFundMe Company for making such an excellent fundraising platform available.   In addition the extra donations received by post and by hand will be included with the GoFundMe total when on Thursday, 20th August 2020 we shall publish on the Millstreet Website the overall Grand Total.   Renewed heartfelt thanks to Everyone who has so generously supported our fundraising for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website.  Míle Buíochas – Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum and Member of Millstreet Website Team.

Clara Mountain, Millstreet in August 2020. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Restart Grant Plus Open To Cork County Businesses

 

Restart Grant Plus Open To Cork County Businesses

Cork County Council is now accepting applications from local businesses for the Restart Grant Plus. This scheme builds upon the previous Restart Grant Scheme by increasing the minimum grant from €2,000 to €4,000 and increasing the maximum from €10,000 to €25,000.

Eligibility has also expanded, with applications open to companies employing up to 250 eligible compared to less than 50 in the previous scheme, non-rateable B&B’s, Sports clubs with commercial activities and trading charity shops are also now eligible. Businesses that availed of the previous Restart Grant from Cork County Council do not need to reapply and will be contacted over the coming days.

The Restart Grant Plus was announced by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar T.D. as part of the government’s July Stimulus package, a €7.4bn package of measures designed to stimulate a jobs-led recovery and build economic confidence while continuing to manage the impact of Covid-19. This announcement sees €300m additional funding on top of the €250m previously committed to the Restart Grant Scheme.

Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley said

“Small and medium businesses are an integral part of life in County Cork and I’m delighted to see these additional supports being made available. There are so many businesses throughout our towns and villages that shape our local identity and character, and provide fantastic services to residents and visitors alike. I encourage all businesses in Cork to look into this grant scheme, so that we can continue to lead way in our social and economic recovery.”

Deputy Chief Executive of Cork County Council James Fogarty added

“Cork County Council welcomes this new and improved suite of supports for businesses, which will increase employment and support businesses in adapting to the current situation. By providing jobs and accessible local options for goods and services in Cork County, the Restart Grant Plus will have a resounding impact on our local economy and play a vital role in the Council’s Project ACT initiative to Activate County Towns.”

Applications for the Restart Grant can be made online at www.YourCouncil.ie.  Cork County Council has also established a dedicated helpline on (021) 4208000 and email at <email>.

ENDS

Notes for Editor 

Interested businesses can apply at www.YourCouncil.ie

Non- rated B&B’s will apply to Fáilte Ireland, who will administer the funding over the coming weeks.

To qualify for a grant, the important criteria are:

  • A business must be commercial and in the local authority rates system (apart from non-rated B&Bs who can apply to Fáilte Ireland);
  • It must have suffered a 25% loss of expected turnover between 1 April and 30 June 2020;
  • It must have less than 250 employees and turnover less than €25m;
  • It must declare its intention to re-employ staff in receipt of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

[read more …] “Restart Grant Plus Open To Cork County Businesses”

Meals on Wheels Menu

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 <email>

Air Purifier now available

Air Purifier Now Available      The Airco Shield Purifier harnesses the natural germicidal and disinfecting power of ozone to cleanse vehicles of

  • Viruses, Bacteria, and other Germs
  • Odours of all kinds
  • Tobacco smoke and allergens
  • Pollens and other allergens 

It purifies the air, destroying contaminants on hard surfaces and upholstery, and in the hidden air channels where unpleasant odours often accumulate.

Ozone – the second most powerful steriliser in the world – is the right choice for vehicle sanitising. Purifier’s internal UV-C light source generates ozone at the right concentrations to sanitise and deodorise vehicle cabins safely. No chemicals are used in this process.

Millstreet Carnival Fancy Dress Parade Autumn 1951

We thank Annabelle O’Sullivan, Jerry O’Regan and Hannelie O’Connor for arranging to share this truly superb image of Millstreet Carnival Fancy Dress Parade in the Autumn of 1951 (the year I was born!).   Most likely the picture was taken by Frank Reen (Snr.) outside his Pharmacy looking across the road to the O’Regan Family home and capturing two young participants in the Parade.   Members of the O’Regan Family, the Reen Family and the Justice Family are seen in the background of the image.   Feel most welcome to share on our Comment platform the names of any further people you may recognise in this wonderfully historic photograph 0f 69 years ago.   Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Focus on Los Zarcos Football Club

There is an article on Los Zarcos FC & its history in the Cork City FC Programme for Tuesday Night’s game against Longford Town, which took place on 11th August 2020 at 19.45 in Turners Cross, Cork.
We thank Ronan Galvin for this most interesting feature regarding Los Zarcos FC and its famous Soccer Team. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club
The next competition will be a “Foursomes Matchplay.”
Foursomes is a team competition format in which a side is made up of two players, and those two players take every second shot hitting the same golf ball.
Please send entries to 086 8510423 before 6 pm on Sunday 16 August to be included in the seeded draw.

We thank Pat Breen for this notice.

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features New Mural – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 11th August 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings.  

Our 10pm Interview is with Cormac Shiel and Denis O’Reardon – Artists Supreme from Macroom – who are presently working on a splendid new Mural at Main Street, Millstreet.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Noreen from Boherbue wearing a superbly colourful mask this Tuesday, 11th Aug. 2020.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features New Mural – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!”

MILLSTREET LOTTO IS BACK

MILLSTREET LOTTO IS BACK

Millstreet Lotto Committee are thrilled to announce that the weekly local lotto is back in action. The first draw on Sunday night next, 16th August, is for all tickets that were sold for March 15th but due to the lockdown, that draw had to be cancelled. All ticket sellers who still have tickets for March 15th are asked to drop them to the Wallis Arms on Sunday night at 9.30pm as usual. There are tickets still available in some shops and with sellers to purchase for this draw if required.

Tickets for draw date 23rd August will be distributed to all sellers and outlets in due course.

Jackpot stands at €8,200 with numerous consolation prizes if the correct combination is not chosen.

MILLSTREET LOTTO IS BACK

First draw on Sunday 16th August is for all tickets that were sold for 15th March but could not take place due to the lockdown. Some tickets still available to purchase for this draw.

 

WEEKLY DRAW WILL RESUME AS USUAL AFTER THIS

 

JACKPOT IS €8,200

 

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 9th August 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 9th August 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We hear about the recent First Wedding in Millstreet since February.   We share an inspiring brief feature on Time  …. Also a song about the COVID Mask (thanks to Jim Wickham).  We listen to the wonderfully talented Cullen Musicians playing at “Lúibín a’ Rince” And celebrating Stefan Healy’s acceptance into the prestigious RADA in London we hear a splendid song entitled “Pick a Simple Song” from the hugely successful West End Musical “Half a Sixpence”.  This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Can anyone identify this beautiful bird which Noel C. Duggan, a Visitor from Longford and I met in St. Patrick’s Cemetery (beside the Church)? The bird was so very friendly and we all agreed that it directed us to the grave which was being sought by the Longford Visitor. UPDATE: Poet Supreme Francis Duggan got in touch with us from Australia this Sunday morning to indicate the the Bird is a JUVENILE EUROPEAN ROBIN (3 to 4 months old). Thanks a million Francis.
St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday Mass live at 11.30am.
Liam Flynn using the Fogger to sanitise the closed Church following Mass. We shall upload a full feature later on this very impressive procedure.
Wedding of Christina Twomey and Danny Fox on 1st August in Millstreet – First Wedding since February 2020.
Tommy Tucker, Ballydaly & Tommy Tucker, Dooneen – Cousins pictured during a walk in Millstreet Town Park.
The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderful newspaper promotion regarding our weekly broadcast shared in the “Corkman” by Correspondent and Photographer supreme – John Tarrant.
Breeda O’Leary and Kathleen Kelleher in Millstreet Town Park where their pet dogs “had a conversation!”
Can anyone identify this beautiful bird which Noel C. Duggan, a Visitor from Longford and I met in St. Patrick’s Cemetery (beside the Church)? The bird was so very friendly and we all agreed that it directed us to the grave which was being sought by the Longford Visitor!
Participants working on the creation of a Model Global Village at Millstreet Men’s Shed.
Wonderfully talented Musicians from Cullen sharing a musical treat at Lúibín a’ Rince on the approach road to Cullen.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 9th August 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Cullen & Ballydaly Community Groups

Cullen & Ballydaly Community Groups

“Helping Out”

Sunday August 9th     Time 11am – 1pm

Drop off Points: Cullen Community Centre and Ballydaly Community Hall

Accepting home baking on the day 

 

 

Not a baker …..NO PROBLEM… Perishable goods are greatly accepted and Cash Donations are more than welcome. No donation too small.

Please contact the following if you have any further questions

Der O’Connor                  086 3831959    Niall O’Brien  087 2657836

Diarmuid O’Connell     086 3515064     Tom McCarthy 087 9640582

Derry Morley 087 7423366

CORK PENNY DINNERS WISH LIST:

Gravy Granuels, Tinned Rice, Salt/Pepper, Cooking Oil, Cereals, Dried Pasta, Hand Wash, Peas/Beans, Tea/Coffee, Tinned Fruit, Biscuits, Fruit/Veg, Toilet Rolls, Bleach, Soup, Jelly. Sugar, Cakes, Juices.

Please ensure perishable goods are in date

“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 – 9th August 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

There’s a long road to travel this week, as John Greene invites you to join him for ‘Where the road takes me’, as we take in Crookstown, Farnanes, Ballydesmond and Churchtown.

We conclude our look at the life of legendary horse trainer Vincent O’Brien in Churchtown.

Rosaleen Tonson-Rye looks at her early years in Ryecourt, as Hubie Hurley from Shandangan recalls some ‘horsey’ stories from the estate.   And……..

                        Saturday August 8th next  is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Johnny O’Mahony of Ballydesmond, who died on January 2015.

A regular contributor to the programme, we look back on some of the stories from a man who at 95 years of age, was able to boast of a Degree in 3rd Level Education and a diploma in Social Studies.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Wonderfully Talented Local Musicians on TG4 Tonight at 9.30

We thank Bridget Buckley for the following much appreciated alert to a very important TG4 Broadcast over the next few days.  (S.R.)

“Over the 4 nights 6-9 August, Fleadh2020, will capture the essence of this annual event on TG 4.
They recorded it in Mullingar three weeks ago & the Crossfields Band which includes local Musicians Darragh Twomey, Marie O’Neill, Diarmuid Cronin, Leah Murphy & Anna Buckley are on tonight Thurs., 6th Aug. 2020 9.30pm so might be a bit of craic to watch!”

Diarmuid Cronin of Laught, Rathcoole – One of the many wonderfully talented local Musicians to appear in the upcoming Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann transmissions this week on TG4.

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 <email>

Online Fundraising for Museum & Website Concludes

Our week long fundraising project in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website has now come to a close. We are, however, not yet deleting the campaign until the total fund is transferred to our Museum Bank Account. At that point the online project finally concludes. The absolutely amazing response received through the GoFund Me project has been totally phenomenal. The final amount donated plus the contributions received by post and by hand will be published within the next few days……Renewed heartfelt thanks to All – Seán Radley

Niall Buckley, Drominarigle, Newmarket and Millstreet

The death has occurred of Niall Buckley
Drominarigle, Newmarket, Co.Cork / Millstreet, Co. Cork

Niall Buckley BDS NUI, Drominarigle, Newmarket / Keale Bridge, Millstreet,  Co. Cork. It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the death of Niall Buckley, who passed away, suddenly, at his home, on Monday morning. Sadly missed by his adored partner Jillian and her son Danny, his broken-hearted parents Donagh and Maureen, brothers Donagh and Ian, sister Elaine, sister in law Juliette, brother in law Derek, nieces, nephews, Jillian’s family, loyal and valued colleague Helen, grand-aunt, aunts, uncles, cousins and a large circle of friends and neighbours.

Funeral arrangements later. You are welcome to leave a message of condolence for the family here.

Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree at 1pm and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Due to Government and HSE guidelines the Funeral Mass will be for family and friends only.

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features True Gems – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 4th August 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings.  

Final Day of Phenomenal GoFundMe Project for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website

As we reach our final day (Tuesday, 4th Aug. 2020) of the GoFundMe fundraising project in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website we are so totally amazed at the superb generosity of so many wonderfully kind Supporters locally, nationally and internationally.  Presently with fees deducted our total in the GoFundMe Project is €4879.59.  The phenomenal response far exceeds our expectations and will truly afford us the opportunity to maintain and, above all, to further develop our services. In addition to our GoFundMe campaign further generous Supporters have sent donations by post and also delivered by hand. We shall share on our website the final amount donated on this coming Thursday. While we have sent a personal thank you message to all our GoFundMe Contributors we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has so very kindly responded to this annual appeal for the Museum and Website. Sincerely – Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website Team Member. [read more …] “Final Day of Phenomenal GoFundMe Project for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website”

“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 – 2nd August 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

There’s a mixed bag of subjects and a lot of miles to cover on this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, as John Greene goes in search of interesting stories and the people behind them.

In Churchtown we look back at the lives of legendary horse trainer Vincent O’Brien and poet Seán Mac Giolla Mear.

After his sister and father died young, Hubie Hurley from Farnanes, tells us how his wonderful mother, managed,  with just ten shillings a week, to make skilled and artistic tradesmen and a nurse out of her three sons and  daughter.

Once a stately home on beautiful lands, Ryecourt House near Crookstown was one of three local houses burned during the ‘troubles’ in June of 1921.  We pay a visit to Rosaleen Tonson-Rye who still lives on the grounds.

And……………….

                       A native of Toames in Kilmichael, Canon Humphrey o’Mahony joins us from Scotland to talk about the dissolution of the monasteries in Ireland, and how Kilcrea Abbey in Farnanes was one of the largest to fall foul of Cromwell and his Henchmen’s murderous plans. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 2nd August 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 2nd August 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We hear about Saturday’s First Wedding in Millstreet since February.   We discover the story behind the splendid new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain.  This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderful newspaper promotion regarding our weekly broadcast shared in the “Corkman” by Correspondent and Photographer supreme – John Tarrant.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 2nd August 2020 Until 1.30pm”