“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 – 21st March 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

Sixteen TV dishes attached to the walls and chimney of our house, eighteen remote controls, a television in every room and we still complain about nothing on Television. 

This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene invites three guests  to talk about the blissful days of the one and two-channel era. 

Former presenter of ‘Nationwide’ Mary Kennedy, Singer-Songwriter Tim O’Riordan and Aidan o’Rourke from Newcestown reminisce on the likes of ‘Green Acres’,  Mr. Ed.,  Kojak,  ‘Get Smart’  Wanderley Wagon’, ‘The Virginian‘, ‘The All Ireland Finals’,  rented televisions that almost filled a room, the famous blue paper and the rabbit’s ears..  (No animal cruelty was involved in the latter.)  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 21st March 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 21st March 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm….yes, a 30 minute extension!  This is our 12th Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….But today we very especially focus on favourite songs from The Platters, Don Williams, ABBA, Shandrum Céilí Band and The Clare Céilí

A wonderfully creative St. Patrick’s Week window display at Tony O’Brien’s Butcher Store in Minor Row, Millstreet.

Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers.   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 these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Carnegie Hall 1945 where Coláiste Pádraig was located at that time. Teachers Garrett Hickey and Joe Garvey are pictured with the many Students. (From the Garvey Family Archive kindly shared with Millstreet Museum).  We are very interested to discover the names.   The Student (3rd from left in 2nd row) could well be Denis “Toots” Kelleher!  (Names being gradually identified)
Pope Francis addressing the Irish Nation on Friday evening – 19th March Feast of St. Joseph – as he officially granted International Status to Knock Shrine which was acknowledged by the Clergy at Knock.

Artist Supreme, Denis O’Connor – a native of Main Street, Millstreet – now residing in the UK pictured in 2000 with “Lost Industries” – one of his two magnificent Sculptures located near Blackpool, Cork on the South Link Road. The other very popular work of art seen below is known as “The Hurlers in the Boat”
Pictured in 1993 at the construction of the then new Children’s Playground in Millstreet Town Park – from left: Dan Duggan, William O’Leary and Denis Twomey.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 21st March 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 21st March 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Fifth Sunday of Lent

21st March  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:  Joan Moore, Birmingham & Ballinagree 

ANNIVERSARIES: Breeda Buckley, Coolnaguillagh; John Joe Tangney, Main Street; Denny Twomey, The Bridge; Ned & the deceased members of the Buckley Family, Mill Lane; Nora Creedon, West End; Batt O’Keeffe, Mill View & Clara Road; Paddy Casey, Clara; Denis Lehane, Gneeves; Nora Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower; Jerh, Kathleen & Sean Casey, Cloghoula; Andrew Smyth, Murphy’s Terrace; Dan Lyons, Dooneen; Joe Garvey, Killarney Road;  James Twohig, Aunagloor; Michael Mahony, Ballydaly;  Kathleen Forde, Lislehane; Con & the deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family, Lyreaoune;  Jerry Dennehy, Laught;  Mary Hickey, Carrigaline; Mary O’Brien, Carrigaline; J. J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty; Maria Callanan, Carrigafooka, Clondrohid;  John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square. 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet

SATURDAY 20th March at 6.30p.m:   Daniel & Elizabeth Creedon, Cloghoula;  Julia, Jerry & Denny Kelleher, Cahirdowney.

SUNDAY 21st  March at 11.30a.m.: Denis & the deceased members of the O’Regan families, Station Road & Main Street.

MONDAY 22nd  March at 7.30p.m: Kathy & James Twohig, Aunagloor

TUESDAY 23rd March at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

WEDNESDAY 24th March at 10.00a.m: James Maloney, England & Millstreet; Private Intentions

THURSDAY 25th March at 10.00a.m.: Brendan Cronin, Dooneen 

FRIDAY 26th March at 7.00p.m.: Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. for John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square

SATURDAY 27th March at 6.30p.m: Donie Golden, Tullig

SUNDAY 28th  March – Palm Sunday – Mass at 11.30a.m: Jerry O’Leary, Knockcahill; Cáit & Diamuid Cronin, Kilmeedy; Billy & Mary Jo Murphy, Coole [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 21st March 2021”

“Radio Treasures” Features 80th Anniversary of Cullen Pipe Band

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 16th March 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00 (Irish Time)…And in the USA due to Daylight Saving Time – Eastern Time Zone – we begin in the USA at 5.30pm now that there is only 4 hour difference until end of March.   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.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Features 80th Anniversary of Cullen Pipe Band

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 16th March 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00 (Irish Time)…And in the USA due to Daylight Saving Time – Eastern Time Zone – we begin in the USA at 5.30pm now that there is only 4 hour difference until end of March.   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.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Our main feature tonight on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day at 10pm is truly historic in that we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Cullen Pipe Band.  We listen to the magnificent music of the renowned Band and we chat with Coordinator Supreme – Con Houlihan who has devoted such amazing talent, time, energy and inspiring dedication to Cullen Pipe Band over many decades.  Tonight we broadcast the first of three Interviews with Con.   In this first Interview Con shares the hugely interesting early history of the Band.  Parts 2 and 3 of Con’s Interview will be broadcast on “Radio Treasures” at 10pm on Tues. 23rd and 30th March respectively.

While this is our main focus tonight we shall also include some regular features and call outs.   Happy listening to All on this St. Patrick’s Week 2021.  (S.R.)   Here we share a selection of images from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives and also from Cullen’s Facebook Memories Page – illustrating highlights from the History of Cullen Pipe Band. [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Features 80th Anniversary of Cullen Pipe Band”

Shandrum Céilí Band on Television on St. Patrick’s Day 2021

The Shandrum Céilí Band will be featured in the virtual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations taking place this week. Their slot is on Wednesday at 2pm on 17th March 2021 and will be aired on the Oireachtas TV Channel. It will also be available at this link https://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/shandrum-ceili-band

Shandrum Céilí Band with President Michael D. Higgins on a previous St. Patrick’s Week occasion. We thank Miriam O’Sullivan for alerting us to the upcoming TV appearance of the magnificent Band as recently recorded in Doneraile Court. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Alan Finn, (sitting first from left) Coordinator Supreme of the renowned Band will be interviewed on C103 on Tuesday, 16th March at 11.45am regarding the recent excellent recording of the Band at Doneraile Court (see attached picture). We thank Rosario Buckley for alerting us to the upcoming Radio Interview.

 

Mary Wins Mother’s Day 2021 Hamper at Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet

Sincere congratulations to Mary Lynch, Kippagh, Millstreet on winning the wonderful Mother’s Day Hamper at Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet on 14th March 2021. Mary is pictured being presented with the Hamper by Staff Member, Pamela Delaney-Morris (on left). We thank Photographer, Ailish Sheehan (Staff Member) for kindly sharing the happy image. Tap on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

“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 – 14th March 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene speaks to Dr. Alan Desmond who was born and raised in Blarney.

Trained in CUH and Bantry General Hospital, Alan is now one of the leading young Consultant Gastro-Enterologists in the UK and leading Clinician at the Devon Gut Clinic. 

During his time at the frontline of the hospital’s Covid-19 wards he encountered many patients who were also suffering from Chronic diseases and thus limiting their chances of recovery. 

It’s time he says that people should know the facts about our Western diet and think seriously of adopting a plant-based food diet.

Easier said than done, as we Irish love our cow. 

However, Skibbereen based Nutritionist Majella o’Neill also joins in and offers a happy medium. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 14th March 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm on St. Patrick’s Week and on Mother’s Day!

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 14th March 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm….yes, a 30 minute extension!  This is our eleventh Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….But today we very especially focus on favourite songs for Mother’s Day and for St. Patrick’s Week.   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 these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show  It takes us back to St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in Millstreet where we share some 21 images!   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 14th March 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm on St. Patrick’s Week and on Mother’s Day!”

Knocknagree Community Development Group Member Mairéad’s Fundraiser for National Breast Cancer Research Institute

Yvonne Brosnan has asked us to share the following feature:

Our dear member Mairéad of our Community Group all ready for her week ahead of walking in aid of #BreastCancerResearch 💕 and our #CommunityHub ⚪🔵⚪🔵. Even the dog is styling🐶 Get out and count up those steps and don’t forget to tag us on Facebook and Instagram . LINK FOR DONATIONS:  

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 14th March 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Fourth Sunday of Lent

14th March  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: Nora Tarrant, Coole; Peggy Kelleher, Tullig. 

ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy Healy, Murphy’s Terrace; Christy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Niall Kelleher, Station Road; Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly; Timothy, Hannah & Timmy O’Connor, Lisnaboy; Denis Vaughan, Newmarket; Ellen Cahill. 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet 

SATURDAY 13th March at 6.30p.m:   Neilie O’Leary, Toorbonia;  James & Nellie Corcoran, Dooneen.

SUNDAY 14th March at 11.30a.m.: Sheila Barry, Murphy’s Terrace;  Kathleen & Danny Joe Cotter, Liscahane.

MONDAY 15th March at 7.30p.m: Kathleen Kelleher, Lackabawn & Nora Rea, Kilcorney.

TUESDAY 16th March at 7.30p.m: People of the Parish

WEDNESDAY 17th March St. Patrick’s Day Mass at 11.30a.m: Millstreet Pipe Band 

THURSDAY 18th March at 10.00a.m.: Hannah & Pat Murphy, Ballydaly

FRIDAY 19th March at 7.00p.m.: Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. for Niall Kelleher, Station Road

SATURDAY 20th March at 6.30p.m: Daniel & Elizabeth Creedon, Cloghoula;  Julia, Jerry & Denny Kelleher, Cahirdowney

SUNDAY 21st  March at 11.30a.m: Denis and the deceased members of the O’Regan family, Station Road & Main Street 

SUNDAY – MOTHER’S DAY

This Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day – we say thank you for everything our mothers have done for us and we remember in a special way those who have passed away. 

We ask Our Lady to guide and protect mothers everywhere and give eternal rest to those who are no longer with us. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 14th March 2021”

Swimmer Supreme Conor Moynihan to Participate in Prestigious Championships

Sincere congratulations to Conor Moynihangrandson of Margaret and Michael Moynihan, “Snugboro”, Killarney Road, Millstreet – on competing at such a prestigious level in the upcoming 5k and 3k Swim.   We thank his Dad – Neil – for alerting us to this amazing achievement in the World of Swimming.   Here we share how Conor’s School made the official announcement.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  Conor is on extreme right of photo (with blue mask).  (S.R.)

“Swimming – Congratulations to Conor Moyinhan, Connor Barnardo and Bryce Minderon on their selection to represent Eastern Cape Aquatics (ECA) at the South African National Open Water Swimming Championships, which will take place at Marina Martinique from 19-21 March 2021. The National Championships take place over three days, during which will see open water swimmers, from all over South Africa compete on a provincial basis in events over various distances.” 

Cloghoula N.S. Celebrates World Book Day, Engineering Week and Exploring Nature

What a wonderful amount of uplifting activities has been happening at Cloghoula N.S. on its first week back to school.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The Pupils of Cloghoula N.S. had great fun in their wonderfully colourful costumes celebrating World Book Day (See individual images below also).
The Pupils’ very impressive creations marking Engineering Week.
Discovering Daffodils growing in the trunks of the Trees as the Pupils Explore Nature.
Remembering the great joy of the Nativity Play (safely produced in their Pod) just before the most recent Lockdown began.

[read more …] “Cloghoula N.S. Celebrates World Book Day, Engineering Week and Exploring Nature”

Denis Kelleher – Baker Supreme – on “Kerry’s Eye” Newspaper

A wonderfully uplifting feature in this week’s “Kerry’s Eye” newspaper on Baker Supreme – Denis Kelleher originally from Aubane, Millstreet.  Sincere congratulations Denis…..we must definitely try out your delicious baking in time to come!  We thank Denis’s brother, John for alerting us to this excellent feature.

True Pictorial Gem from the Past – The Class of 1945

We extend sincere thanks to John Tarrant for very kindly permitting us to share this wonderfully historic photo of the Class of 1945 which John’s late Mum, Nora had not only preserved for decades but has so very carefully written all the names of those in this superb image on the back of the photograph.   This picture also appears in John’s splendid Millstreet Matters feature in this week’s “Corkman” (Thurs. 11th March 2021).   The amazing coincidence we note is that not only is Nora Tarrant (née Buckley)4th from left in 2nd row… featured in the picture but so also is Peggy Kelleher (née O’Connell).6th from left in back row – both of whom went to their Eternal Reward over the past week.  RIP.  There are many others thanks to Nora’s excellent captions whom I recognise in this precious photo of 1945 even though I was not born until 1951.   Renewed thanks to the Tarrant Family for sharing this true pictorial gem.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Anthony Barrett – The Lavendar Man

- Anthony Barrett, the blind "lavender man" who sold little packets of the old-fashioned fragrance from his booth in front of the Emporium for 45 years, dies at Laguna Honda Hospital. Barrett, 73, had been ill for almost three years.Known better as the Lavender Man, Anthony Barrett was well known in San Francisco as the blind man who for some 45 years sold small packets of lavender from a booth, outside the Emporium on Market Street, San Francisco, at one time, the largest shopping centre west of Chicago.
Anthony was born and raised in Tullig, Millstreet, and emigrated with his sister Catherine to the US in 1901. He found employment in the mines of Arizona, but an explosion there in 1905 saw him lose his sight. He went to San Francisco  for treatment but his sight was gone forever. Unemployed and desperate he bought some lavender, put it into simple paper wrappers, displayed them on a tray suspended on his shoulders and took a stand (in later years he sat) at the west entrance to the Emporium. There he was to remain—a living landmark.
He was quiet, well presented and made many friends there. He was helped by a family friend Liz O’Shea, who was originally of Minor Row in Millstreet, with whose family he lived with them for many years. With Liz, he returned to Millstreet for the summer of 1928.
He died on March 26th 1955, at Laguna Honda Hospital, aged 75. He had been sick for three years, and his presence was missed outside the Emporium. So well known was he that this photo of him appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle at the time of his death. [read more …] “Anthony Barrett – The Lavendar Man”

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

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 9th March 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00 (Irish Time).   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.)

On tonight’s Show:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons singing about Tipperary, Shandrum Céilí Band’s selection, The Clare Céilí Band,  some Classical Magic,  Breeda Tarrant’s wonderful singing recorded at The Bridge Bar …. and many, many more. 

At 10pm we feature a superb recording from 2013 at the Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Weekend in Kiskeam where we listen to the magnificent music of Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch.   And at 9.45pm we hear Steven Roche of Kanturk singing about Castletownbere.   And we chat about the follow images sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Parish Retreat to Ardfert in 2000.
At Clara Mountain Summit in 2000 when Tadhg O’Driscoll had unveiled the plaque marking 50 years since the Cross was firstly put in place in 1950.
Cloghoula N.S. Sports and Pattern Day 2000.
Clonakilty Model Village 2000.
Going for a drive in Beijing, China in the year 1999.
Reading the “Clara News” on the Great Wall of China in 1999.

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

Neil Shares Shopfront Images of the 1980s in Millstreet

We extend sincere thanks to Photographer Supreme Neil O’Connor of USA and West End, Millstreet for sharing two further superb images adding to our recent feature on “Millstreet Shopfronts Down the Years”.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Denis Twomey in the 1980s painting the attractive shopfront in Main Street of the very well known Twomey Family Shop. Denis’s Uncle Séamus is also included in our image.
The many newspapers on sale at Mary Cronin’s Shop on Main Street in the 1980s.

Unusual Bird Visits Eily’s Home!

In March 2019 Daniel and Majella O’Donnell visited the very welcoming home of Eily Buckley.  In  March 2021 (Sat. 6th) it was this beautiful rare bird that paid a visit to Eily’s Garden!   Clearly seeking Select Accommodation!  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Update:  Lots of suggestions coming in – including one from Caroline Lehane who suggests that the bird could well be a Peregrine Falcon….Another suggestion received – a Sparrow Hawk.

An official image of a Peregrine Falcon.
Official picture of a Sparrow Hawk.

 

“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 – 7th March 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

In 1921 the IRA Hierarchy made an order that women who were found guilty of spying or collaborating with the enemy, were to be banished from their homeplace. 

However, some local Commanders rewrote those rules and executed at least three women who had crossed the line as they saw it. 

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene delves into the story of Beara woman Bridget Noble who was kidnapped by the IRA, held hostage for over a week and executed.  Her remains were never located.

We hear from author Seán Boyne who has written extensively about it and we also joined by musician and composer Skully, who wrote two pieces of music in memory of Bridget Noble.

We hear a recording of his Great Grand-Aunt Eva O’Sullivan, who, at only twelve years of age, was a member of Cumann na mBan at the time.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 7th March 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 7th March 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.  This is our tenth Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….and we also focus on the images shared below where we view Shopfronts of Millstreet over the years….as well as current photos.  And we remember the late Nora Tarrant of Coole.   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 these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show. Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Sunset as viewed from The Square, Millstreet on Sat. 6th March 2021. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Shopfronts over the years in Millstreet Town.

Clonbanin Ambush Centenary being commemorated at The Square this weekend.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 7th March 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm”

Supporting Online Daffodil Day This Year

We can’t be on the streets this Daffodil Day but our community can still make a huge difference. Please click http://www.justgiving.com/daffodil-day-millstreet to donate and/or forward to your contacts. If you can please share on social media and local pages to help raise funds to support cancer patients and their families. Thank you.

We thank Phil Sheehan for this important Notice. (S.R.)

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 7th March 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Third Sunday of Lent

7th March  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:

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace; Denis A. Dennehy, Pound Hill;  Chris Kiely, Liscahane;  Dolly Barrett, Main Street; Daniel Daly, The Bridge; Catherine Divine, Cockhill;  Kathy Twohig, Aunagloor; Seamus McCarthy, Carrigacooleen; John C. & Julia O’Leary, Adrivale; Nevaeh Keane, Coolikerane; John Anthony Murphy, London & Ballydaly; Nora, Pat Joe, Eddie and Pat Joe (Jnr.) Fleming, Meenagloherane;  Fr. Donal O’Hare, Cloghoulamore & USA; Theresa O’Sullivan, Grenagh; Mary Anne & Jackie Murphy, Laharn East, Boherbue; Nora O’Sullivan, Dooradoyle; Mary & Jimmy McLoughlin, Killarney; Dan Joe & Donie Dineen, Caherbarnagh; Dan & Nora O’Leary, Umeraboy. 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet

 SATURDAY 6th March at 6.30p.m:   Mary O’Keeffe, Millstreet

SUNDAY 7th March at 11.30a.m.: Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood

MONDAY 8th March at 10.00a.m: Madge & Michael Kelleher, Aubane;  Private Intention

TUESDAY 9th March at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

WEDNESDAY 10th March at 10.00a.m: John Murphy, Kippagh (recently deceased)

THURSDAY 11th March at 10.00a.m.: Hannah & Pat Murphy, Ballydaly

FRIDAY 12th March at 9.30a.m.: Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 10.00a.m. for John Murphy, Glebe Lodge, Castleisland & Glountane, Cullen (recently deceased)

SATURDAY 13th March at 10.00a.m: Noreen Barrett-O’Brien, Lackabawn (recently deceased)

SATURDAY 13th March at 6.30p.m: James & Nellie Corcoran, Dooneen;  Neilie O’Leary, Toorbonia

SUNDAY 14h March at 11.30a.m: Sheila Barry, Murphy’s Terrace;  Kathleen & Danny Joe Cotter, Liscahane [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 7th March 2021”

Today is the Exact Centenary of the Clonbanin Ambush

We thank Donal Kelleher for sharing images of the very impressive new Monument situated in the Church Car Park of Derrinagree Church remembering the Clonbanin Ambush of 1921 which on this Friday, 5th March 2021 is the exact Centenary of the historic event.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

New Clonbanin Ambush 1921-2021 Monument at Derrinagree Church Car Park.

[read more …] “Today is the Exact Centenary of the Clonbanin Ambush”

Two Special Days!

This Wednesday and Thursday have been special for the following reasons:  Wednesday, 3rd March 2021  was designated as the day on which we were asked to remember and to pray for all those who have been affected by COVID-19 over the past year.   While Thursday has a date which will not be repeated for another century – 4 3 21 – 4th March ’21…..Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A truly special date on Thursday!
Symbols of remembrance at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Wednesday, 3rd March 2021.

Richard and Tommy Burke ensuring safety measures are in place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

Statement from Millstreet Community Council re Bank Closure

Millstreet Community Council Ltd.

The decision of Bank of Ireland to close 103 branches in Ireland was greeted with dismay throughout the country. The inclusion of Bank of Ireland in Millstreet has come as a shock to its many customers not only in the town but also its hinterland. It affects not alone the business sector but also many individuals who supported it loyally over many years.
This is another knife in the heart of rural Ireland. Millstreet is fortunate in having the AIB, the Post Office and the Credit Union but the closing of B of I or of any business is most regrettable in any rural town. It is imperative that if rural Ireland is to succeed and prosper, we must retain all our services to which our people have every right.
We wish to thank the staff for their diligence and dedication over the years and we wish them well for the future.

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

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 2nd March 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.)

On tonight’s Show:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons singing “Brosna Town”, Shandrum Céilí Band’s 2015 All-Ireland performance of “The Killavil Set”, The Clare Céilí Band,  some Classical Magic,  Breeda Tarrant’s “Friendship” …. and many, many more. 

And we shall be repeating our very popular  recording of Michael Healy Rae – an All Ireland Traditional Whistler – superbly whistling “Fáinne Geal an Lae”.  And also on tonight’s Show we share Entertaining Musings galore!

At 10pm we broadcast the premiere of “Lovely Millstreet Town” sung by Tim Gleeson and which was the winning song of Millstreet’s 1980’s “Fáilte Festival Song Competition” composed by Jeremiah Lucey of Bounard,  Gneeveguilla.  Jeremiah’s daughters Noreen and Julia M. very kindly presented a very beautiful framed feature outlining the origins of the superb song.  This is on permanent display in Millstreet Museum.  We illustrate this wonderful story below through a series of images.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Spring 2021 at Pound Hill, Millstreet.
New signage at The Square.
In the past this area was often referred to as Market Square.
Recent paragliding from Clara Mountain.
Activity Box recently being distributed known as Senior Play Pack .

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Vivienne Murphy – Second Anniversary

Beautiful New Bench in memory of Vivienne at Tanyard Wood , Millstreet

Dermot, Lilly, Caroline and Steven – Vivienne’s heartbroken Family – would like to say thank you to everyone for your support over the past two years.   We would like to say a very special thank you to Beatie,  Denise and the Tanyard Wood Association for raising funds to put up a beautiful Bench in Vivienne’s memory.   Sincere thanks also to Liam Flynn and to Michael Kelleher for all their time and hard work in putting up the bench.   It is greatly appreciated.  We are so touched and grateful to our Tanyard Wood Residents for their kind Donations and for helping us to make Vivienne’s memory live on.   She loved her Tanyard Wood.

Preparing the location for the Special Bench in memory of Vivienne at Tanyard Wood. From left: Liam Flynn, Killian and Michael Kelleher.

“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 – 28th Feb. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

After an horrific road accident in Iraq cut short his career as a trauma surgeon,  Dr. Mike Ryan joined the World Health Organisation in 1996 and went to work in their newly opened unit, dealing in epidemics and infectious diseases.

Born in County Sligo, but raised in Charlestown,  County Mayo, he comes from farming and merchant stock. This Sunday evening he speaks to John Greene on Where the road takes me. 

While we hear about life in war-torn countries fighting Ebola and SARS, the vast majority of the conversation turns to Covid 19. 

He is strong in the belief that, despite several warnings, we had our heads in the sand as to the seriousness of this disease.

How ‘Lockdowns’ should be a last resort if we have no other options and how there’s much more to fighting Covid-19 than getting our own doorstep clean.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 28th Feb. 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 28th Feb. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.  This is our nineth Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.   Our main focus on today’s Show is on a wonderful selection of Irish Songs and Music from the Showband era.

We feature songs by Breeda Tarrant (one we recently discovered recorded at Tarrant’s Bridge Bar in 2012), Jim Lyons, Colin Paul, The Taylor Brothers, Mallow’s Thomas Davis Pipe Band…plus the music of the Alan Finn Group, André Rieu, James Last, Mantovani and lots more.  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 these images below from the years 1991, 2000 and 2021 (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show. Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Pictured in 1991 at Presentation Convent on St. Patrick’s Day, Millstreet….From left: Fr. E. Corridan, Sr. Agatha Quirke, Sr. Christina O’Sullivan, Sr. Emilian Carroll, Sr. Rosario Hourigan, Sr. Mercedes Behan and Sr. Patricia O’Shea.
National Press Photographer of many years – Mark Condren captures at Minor Row in 2000 a truly historic moment in the life of the Barrett Family, Aubane/Mushera.
Photographed in 1991 on a snowy day from Clara Road looking at Molex Factory before Mount Leader Estate was built.
A fundraising Cake Sale at Millstreet International Show in Green Glens in 1991.
Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. celebrating Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Church on 27th Feb. 2021 – during the current COVID-19 Lockdown era.

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