“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road”

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 10th Jan. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

In the middle of the 18th century, Kerry was making a name for itself in tourism circles.  There was a desire in Cork to connect with their nearest neighbours.

As the road network was virtually non existent, a John Murphy from Castleisland was commissioned to build a 56 mile long stretch of road linking Killarney with Rathmore, Millstreet and Cork City.

He would have to include a total of 24 bridges along the way and raise the money himself to do so. 

Having completed the work, Murphy was in financial ruin, but his road network helped one industry to thrive and flourish.

‘The making of the Butter Road’ – the first of a two part programme. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road””

“Lunchtime Favourites” Today Features Minor Row of the Past

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 10th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.   This is our second Lunchtime programme of the New Year where our songs and music reflect the favourite songs and music of the past year as well as beautiful songs by Charlotte Church and Bing Crosby.  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.  (S.R.)  And we reflect on the Minor Row of a bygone era – 1994 and before…. All from our Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the following images to enlarge.

The late Dan Hallissey – such a truly friendly gentleman – sets off home down Minor Row in the 1970s passing Lucey’s Garage.  His wonderful donkey had just received four new shoes at Tom Radley’s Forge in The Square!  This is the first of many pictorial gems we’ve been arranging to display in our renovated Millstreet Museum. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Today Features Minor Row of the Past”

Who Really Were the Three Wise Men? Fr. James Explores

Fr. James McSweeney has on this 6th January 2021 – the Feast of the Epiphany – shared his truly magnificent Video entitled “Who really were the Three Wise Men?” which includes reference to the famous Harry Clarke Stained Glass Window in St. Patrick’ Church, Millstreet.   We thank Fr. James for sharing such an inspiring presentation which may be viewed here.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

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>

 

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

“Radio Treasures” End of Year Show is on air tonight (Tues., 5th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Tim O’Shea with members of Millstreet Pipe Band at The Square.
Tim and Peg O’Shea
Liam Coffey & Tim O’Shea cut the special Millstreet Pipe Band 60th Anniversary Cake at the hugely successful Function held at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Saturday, 26th March 2011. 
What a truly magnificent record for Millstreet Pipe Band which today led the Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the amazing 60th time! Sincere congratulations from everyone with special mention to Tim O’Shea and Liam Coffey who have been with the renowned Band all through those six decades!  This image taken in 2011.

On tonight’s first programme of 2021 we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the beginning of Millstreet Pipe Band when we chat with Tim O’Shea of Tullig, Millstreet who was present on 6th Jan. 1951 when William Quigley gave his very first bagpipe lesson to the first members of Millstreet Pipe Band.   At 10pm we listen to Tim’s fascinating history of the Band and we hear the great rendition of “Highland Cathedral”with pipes and organ in St. Patrick’s Church.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

At 9.45pm we chat with Jim Lyons of Knockalougha Rambling House in Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry and hear some of his wonderful songs.

The many superb Local Publications on sale at “Wordsworth” Bookshop, Millstreet.

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

Recalling the 98th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall Attack on 4th Jan. 1923

We thank John P.Kelleher for reminding us of this important Anniversary which occurs on Monday, 4th Jan. 2021.  A full and excellent comprehensive account of this milestone event in the history of Millstreet may be viewed here:  http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/2017/01/03/this-day-91-years-ago-today-in-millstreet

Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall 2020.
Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall in 1980s.

 

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 3rd Jan. 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 3rd Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.   This is our first Lunchtime programme of the New Year where our songs and music reflect the favourite songs and music of the past year .  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.  (S.R.)

Millstreet New Year Scene at Dusk.
One of the many uplifting festive signs viewed at Millstreet Town Park.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 3rd January 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Second Sunday after Christmas

3rd January  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS (Behind Closed Doors)

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:

RECENT DEATHS:  Julia Murphy, Gortavehy; Paddy O’Mahony, Meenagloherane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Martin Cleary, Clara Road; Paddy Healy, Murphy’s Terrace; Kathleen Cronin, The Rectory; Clement Kelleher, Toorenbawn; Dan Joe Kelleher, Tullig; Tim & Julia Kiely, Tubber; Michael Dineen, Cullen; Kevin Gardiner, Cullen; Bill Hickey, Kiskeam; Abina Sheehan, Knockbrack. 

AS WE HAVE RETURNTED TO LEVEL 5 RESTRICTIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/millstreet

SATURDAY 2nd January at 6.30p.m:   Nono O’Keeffe, Ducon Road

SUNDAY 3rd January at 11.30a.m.: Pat O’Connell, Canon O’Donovan Centre & Toorenbawn

TUESDAY 5th January at 10.00a.m: Private Intention

WEDNESDAY 6th January:  Feast of the Epiphany Mass at 10.00a.m: Bertie & Kate Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace

FRIDAY 8th January at 7.30p.m: Dan Joe & the deceased members of the  Kelleher Family, Tullig.

SATURDAY 9th January at 10.30a.m: Peggy Thornton, Drishanebeg (recently deceased)

SATURDAY 9th January at 6.30p.m: Ned Casey, Carrigacooleen;  Nell & Denis Hickey, Mill View

SUNDAY 10th January at 11.30a.m: Mary Cashman, Tullig [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 3rd January 2021”

Millstreet Welcomes 2021

A dry bright day for the first day of 2021 – Millstreet welcomes the New Year with the celebration of Mass at 11.00 a.m. by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. viewed online on the excellent streaming serviceMillstreet’s beautiful Traditional Crib in the Church.

Evening time in Millstreet Town Park on New Year’s Day 2021. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Millstreet Welcomes 2021”

Thanks from Patricia

Patricia Guerin wishes to thank the many people associated with R.O.C.S. (Reach Out Cancer Support) and with the COVID-19 Lockdown Support Group in Millstreet.   Also her own Family and many Friends who took her to her appointments.   In grateful appreciation Mass is offered for all your intentions.  Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

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>

 

“Radio Treasures” End of Year Show 2020 On Air Tonight on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00

“Radio Treasures” End of Year Show is on air tonight (Tues., 29th Dec. 2020) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Some of the MDCC Residents pictured by the exquisite Christmas Crib.

Tonight we feature at 10pm a special Reflection on the Years of Ones  from 1921…1931…1941…1951…1961….1971…1981…1991…2001…2011 up to the upcoming 2021.   We remember the great Julia Murphy who in her 106th year was laid to rest today.  R.I.P.. And we feature a wonderful selection of songs, music and musings as we invite André Rieu and Orchestra to bring the Year of 2020 to a close.  And we announce an important Milestone just reached in the history of Cork Music Station!  Every Blessing and Happiness to all our Loyal Listeners…and new Listeners…throughout a very Bright and Healthy New Year.  And we chat about the attached images.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Santa and Mrs. Claus on tour with Millstreet Fire Brigade!
The day Reporter Supreme – Eily Buckley – decided to join Millstreet Pipe Band for a day at a Cloghoula Sports Day of bygone days! (From Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives).
One of the many very impressive festive signs put in place at Millstreet Town Park by Cork Co. Council.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” End of Year Show 2020 On Air Tonight on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00″

Winners of MDCC Christmas Raffle 2020 Selected

The Winners of the 2020 Christmas Raffle in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre were drawn at the Day Centre on Wednesday, 23rd Dec..  Gladly we were able to make contact with all the Winners within a brief period and arranged to photograph the presentations.  There was a wonderful response to the Annual Draw which is greatly appreciated by MDCC.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Eileen Tarrant made the delicious Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding for the Draw.
In the presence of (from left) Danny O’Mahony, Donal Bradley and Eileen Tarrant Mary Guerin O’Leary picks out one of the winning tickets in the Annual Draw.
First Prize Winner of the magnificent Hamper was Ann Harkin of Skibbereen whose father, Danny Murphy accepted the impressive prize for Ann.
Second Prize Winners Denis and Elizabeth Hickey of Clara Road accepted the Christmas Cake and the Christmas Pudding. Their dog, Daisy was also mentioned on the ticket! 
Third Prize Winner was Gerard Murphy of Coolikerane whose mother, Kathleen accepted the prize.

[read more …] “Winners of MDCC Christmas Raffle 2020 Selected”

Julia Murphy, Gortavehy, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Julia Murphy, Gortavehy, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Julia passed away peacefully in her 106th year on 26th of December 2020 in the loving care of the staff at Killarney Nursing Home. Sadly missed by her loving son Donie, Winnie, nephews, nieces, home helps, relatives, neighbours and friends.

“May she rest in Peace”

In accordance with the current guidelines, Julia’s Requiem Mass will be private for family and friends on Tuesday in St Patrick’s, Church, Millstreet at 12 noon and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. Julia’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed and can be viewed at www.churchservices.tv/millstreet Messages of Sympathy may be left on the Condolence link HERE.

“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 – 27th Dec. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

The 2015 movie The Revenant, was known for more than its storyline,  with several actors and crew leaving the set because of the gruelling conditions,  the demands of its director and running unnecessarily over budget.

When stuntman and actor Glenn Ennis signed on,  he would never have realised that his three minute cameo in the film would bring him fame and be one of the main talking points of a movie that was not always historically accurate.

Playing the part of a grizzly bear protecting her cubs, the ferocity and horror of his attack on Di Caprio, made it the most talked about film piece of the year.  Questions were also asked if the bear had molested Di Caprio.

This week on Where the road takes me, Glenn Ennis talks to John Greene about how this gruelling scene was done,  the dangers of stuntwork and  – Tom Cruise – the only actor who does his own stunts. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Patrick J. (Pat) Walsh, The Lough, Cork

The death has occurred of Patrick J. (Pat) Walsh, The Lough, Cork

Walsh (Pearse Road, The Lough) On December 25th 2020, peacefully in the tender care of the staff at Marymount and in the presence of his loving family, Patrick J. (Pat) (late of St Colman’s Community College, Midleton). Beloved husband of Breeda (née Hickey, Millstreet), loving father of Colin, dear brother of Liam, Bernard, Anne and the late Jean, Marian and Evelyn. Sadly missed by his loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

In accordance with the current government guidelines on public gatherings Patrick’s funeral will be private.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Marymount or MS Ireland.

House strictly private

Patrick’s Requiem Mass will be streamed on Monday 28th at 12.30pm on www.churchservices.tv//thelough

To leave a message for Patrick’s family, please use the condolence link HERE.

Two Special Programmes on CMS – Tonight at 11 and Tomorrow at 12.30pm

If you get an opportunity you may wish to tune into a special hour-long programme tonight (Sat. 26th Dec. 2020) at 11.00 on Cork Music Station when we feature mainly the wonderful music of André Rieu and his Orchestra plus some other special songs.   And on Sunday from 12.30 to 1.30pm our usual “Lunchtime Favourites”.  Tap on the images to enlarge. Happy Listening! (S.R.)

Christmas Eve Mass 2020 in Millstreet.
This Marquee has now been safely dismantled following the effect of Storm Bella.
Christmas Magic at Drishane Road, Millstreet.
A traditional Killarney Christmas Crib.

Cadbury’s Rathmore Present Magnificent Cheque to Temple Street Children’s ICU Dept. in Vivienne’s Name

The Murphy Family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the amazing donation of €7,050.00 Cadbury’s Rathmore made to Temple Street Children’s ICU Department in Vivienne’s name.

The site made a presentation of €7,050.00 to the parents of the late Vivienne Murphy (see photo below) in aid of Temple Street Children’s ICU Department.
Pictured from left:  Denis Collins (plant manager Cadbury), Billy O’Neill(Cadbury), John Murphy(Cadbury), David O’Sullivan(QEHS manager Cadbury), Lilly and Dermot Murphy (parents of the late Vivienne Murphy) and Bernard Murphy (Cadbury).
Vivienne

New Electronic Opening  and Closing System at Millstreet Playground in Town Park

Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to advise that a new electronic opening  and closing system has been installed at the entrance to the playground. The opening time for the playground is 09:00 and the closing time will be 17:00 for the months of December and January. We would like to thank Cork County Council for the grant for this equipment.

We thank Denis Hickey for this important notice and image. Tap on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Brilliant Conor O’Callaghan Captains Cork to Victory Today

What a night!  Kilcorney’s Conor O’Callaghan captains Cork to victory over Tipp in Under 20 Munster Hurling Final this Wednesday evening, 23rd Dec. 2020.  The exciting event was broadcast live on TG4.   Sincere congratulations to Conor and the entire Cork Team on such a magnificent sporting achievement.  

Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

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>

 

“Radio Treasures” Christmas Show 2020 On Air Tonight on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00

“Radio Treasures” Christmas Show is on air tonight (Tues., 22nd Dec. 2020) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Tonight we feature at 10pm a special Interview with True Expert in the world of Christmas Trees and we attempt getting in contact with The North Pole to chat with its most Famous Resident!

Dermot Twomey, Kilcorney pictured on his 18th year selling magnificent Christmas Trees at The Square, Millstreet. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
A special Santa Interview after 10pm!
Moira O’Keeffe’s very special Christmas Card for Cullen & District Special Needs Association.

Denis Murphy, Ballydaly received his Christmas haircut from Barber Supreme, Barry Lawlor at Main Street, Millstreet.
Live at the Millstreet Community School Marquee – Christmas 2020!

Christmas Issue of “Discover Duhallow” with lots of Millstreet interest – now available free of charge.

A very Happy Christmas and a wonderfully Bright and Healthy 2021 to all our much appreciated Loyal Listeners not only to “Radio Treasures” but also to Cork Music Station. Every Blessing to All. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Christmas Show 2020 On Air Tonight on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00″

Magnificent Prizes for MDCC Annual Christmas Raffle

The official Draw takes place in the afternoon of this Wednesday, 23rd Dec. 2020 at Millstreet Day Care Centre for the truly magnificent prizes which are very kindly sponsored.   But there is still time to be involved in the superb Draw by visiting any one of the following outlets in Millstreet Town to purchase a line or more knowing that you are supporting the wonderful Millstreet Day Care Centre in Clara Road.

   The Local Outlets include:  Herlihy’s Centra, Aidan McCaul’s, Wordsworth, Mulcahy’s Pharmacy, O’Leary Butchers, Café Aroma, O’Keeffe’s Supervalu, Colemans, Guys and Dolls, Reen’s Pharmacy, In-Style Salon and Millstreet Day Care Centre itself. (S.R.)

We thank Millstreet Day Care Centre Coordinator, Mary O’Leary for alerting us to this very popular Annual Fundraising Event. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Magnificent Prizes for MDCC Annual Christmas Raffle”

Denis O’Connor, Dromsicane, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Denis O’Connor, Dromsicane, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Peacefully on Monday, 21st December, in his 97th year, at Araglen Nursing Home, Boherbue. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary, his brother John and sisters Mary, Kathleen and Bridie. Sadly missed by his loving children Hugh, Margaret (Crean), John, Noreen (McSweeney), Theresa (Collins), Donagh, Marion (De Freitas), sons-in-law Martin, Timmy, John and Marcio, daughters-in-law Rita and Catherine, grandchildren Tadgh, John, Denise, Steven, Andrew, Jason, David, Gemma, Shane, Sarah, Jennifer, Ava, Grainne, Lucas, Amy and Laura, great-grandsons Nathan and Noah, grandniece Aoife, nieces, nephews, relatives and neighbours.

May he Rest In Peace

In accordance with current government guidelines a private family Funeral Mass will take place in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Tuesday at 2PM followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Messages of sympathy may be left HERE.

Virtual Carols and Songs of Hope Recital This Tuesday at 8pm

        VIRTUAL CAROLS AND SONGS OF HOPE RECITAL 2020
                                                      WITH 
                                MILLSTREET CHURCH CHOIR
                                                        ON 
             TUESDAY 22ND DECEMBER  –   8.00 PM   TO  9.00 PM
                                                         IN
                         ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH MILLSTREET

     ACCESS ONLY THROUGH – www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

Tap on the images to enlarge. We thank Edel and Barry Fraser for alerting us to this wonderful festive occasion which one may view on the Church live streaming link. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Virtual Carols and Songs of Hope Recital This Tuesday at 8pm”